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The Country:

Nestled in the lap of the Great Himalayas, Nepal is known to the world as the birth place of Lord Buddha and home to Mt. Everest. A closer look, however, reveals the country as a dynamic blend of a vast array of exotic nature and culture. Despite unlimited common grounds shared with neighboring India and China, the country stands a world of its own, offering a stray from the routine of everyday life for visitors who come here seeking a break. The Himalayan Kingdom has also long been a preferred choice of destination among adventurer, solace seekers and pilgrims. In Nepal, it is believed that the gods mingled with mortals, hence, forming what is today a land of countless holy shrines, temples, monasteries and sacred lakes.

Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitudinal variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters at sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meters, all within a distance of 150 kilometers resulting in climatic conditions that vary from sub-tropical to arctic.

Cultural practices in Nepal differ from one place to another. A conglomeration lies in capital city Kathmandu where centuries of several cultural groups living together has led to form a national identity. Kathmandu Valley has served as the country's cultural metropolis since the unification of Nepal in the eighteenth century by Late King Prithvi Narayan Shah from Gorkha. The timeless Kathmandu Valley that has attracted explorers and conquerors since the beginning of its history, encompasses in its boundary cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, all three cities that provide a peek into the bygone era of splendor.

There are many places to visit in Nepal. It starts with Kathmandu Valley, the gateway to the Himalayan Kingdom. Discovering Kathmandu requires one to look into its legacy of the past and the present. It exists as a cultural melting pot of its many races and cultures and a couple thousand-year-old civilization. The city stands in all its glory with ancient temples and palace courtyards, traditional Newari houses, huge neo-classical buildings of the Rana era and of course modern constructions.

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