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(Prakriti ka Sathiharu)

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Friends of Nature Nepal (Prakriti ka Sathiharu in Nepali) is a service oriented, Non-Governmental, Voluntary Organization, dedicated to the conservation of environment and promote eco-tourism. It is the Partner Organization of International Friends of Nature- Vienna, Austria. We try to give a small data about Nepal, for visitors of this website.

NEPAL

AREA 147,181 Sq. K.M.
GEO-POLITICAL SITUATION  Land Locked Between India / China (Tibet)
CAPITAL KATHMANDU
POPULATION 22.5 MILLION
LANGUAGE NEPALI (National)
CURRENCY Nepalese Rupees
1 US $ = 81 (Feb 2012)
POLITICAL SYSTEM REPUBLIC
RELIGION MAJORITY HINDUISM & BUDDHISM
GEOGRAPHY HIMALAYAN REGION, MOUNTAIN REGION, TERAI REGION
 Major Attractions:

Mountains : - 8 out of 14 peaks more than 8000 meters high are in Nepal !
Trekking  is the most favorable choice for the visitors, many options are available from an easy  hike up to moderate and strenuous treks !
Smiling People:  More than 36 Different Ethnic Groups, rich in their cultural heritage !
8 Cultural World Heritage Sites !
2 Natural World Heritage Sites ! and 6 other National Parks, 4 Wild Life reserves, 3 Conservation Areas and a Hunting Reserve. !
Can visit easily to other Exotic Places like TIBET, SIKKIM and BHUTAN as an extension, from here!

Some More Data:

Nepal Occupying only 0.1 % of the Earth- is home to :
 2% of all the flowering plants in the world, 8% of the world's population of the birds (848 species), 4% of mammals , 11 families of the world's butterflies (500 species), 600 Indigenous plant families, 319 species of exotic orchids!

Average Temperature and Rainfall in Kathmandu Valley

Month
Minimum (Celsius)
Maximum (Celsius)
Rainfall (in MM)
January
2.7
17.5
47
February
2.2
21.6
11
March
6.9
25.5
5
April
8.6
30.0
5
May
15.6
29.7
146
June
18.9
29.4
135
July
19.5
28.1
327
August
19.2
29.5
206
September
18.6
28.6
199
October
13.3
28.6
42
November
6.0
23.7
0
December
1.9
20.7
1

ACCESS TO NEPAL BY AIR:

Nepal Airlines, Indian Airlines, Indigo, Gulf Air, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Thai International, Jet Airways, China South WEst, Druk Air, Dragon Air, Biman,  operates flights from / to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Dubai, Calcutta, Delhi, Kwala Lumpur (Malaysia), Frankfurt, Mumbai, Osaka, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, London, Lhasa, Shanghai and Singapore.

ACCESS TO NEPAL BY SURFACE:

Nepal is a land locked country. In the North we have the Himalayas and there are only certain passes to go to Tibet, (Autonomous region of China) and East, West and South we share borders with India.

From India: There are 6 entry / exit points in Nepal:  Kakarbhitta, Birgunj, Belhiya (Bhairahawa), Nepalgunj, Dhanghadi and Mahendranagar. Belhiya (Bhairahawa) is the most popular entry/ exit point.
From Tibet (China) : Kodari is the only entry / exit point into Nepal, while other points like Yari (for Mt. Kailash from Humla ) is a special entry / exit point.

VISA & IMMIGRATION FORMALITIES:

For Other Nationals:

A VISA is required to enter Nepal. Visa can be obtained in Nepalese Embassy or Consulates. ( for detail Address please contact us) or at the Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) upon Arrival. 2 Passport size photos are necessary.

The Visa Fees are as follows: (the fees are subject to change and it is better to consult us or nearby consulates or embassy to get proper information)

1. Single Entry visa for 60 Days : U.S. $ 30.
2. Additional Re-Entry Cost : U.S. $ 25 - Single ; U.S. $ 40 - Double & U.S. $ 60 for Multiple Visa.
3. Visitors who intend to re-enter the country within 150 days after leaving the country during the same visa year, entry fee is US $ 50 for 30 Days.
4. Visitors intending to stay more than 60 Days, tourist visa extension fee is equivalent of US $ 50  for 30 days from the Department of Immigration.
5. Multi Entry Business Visa can be obtained by the Department of Immigration on the recommendation of the Ministry of Industry for Businessmen (For Details: please contact us)

However, for Indian Nationals: No visa is required, however a proof of Indian Citizenship should be presented at the Airport or when required.

For the Nationals of  other SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Countries: Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Myanmar, Maldives, Pakistan, Bhutan the visa fees are different.

CUSTOM FORMALITIES:

All Baggage must be declared and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry. Personal effects are permitted duty free entry. Visitors may bring dutiable goods, such as tobacco and liquors, within the prescribed quantity (200 rolls cigarettes and 1 liter) duty free. Visitors can purchase souvenirs and take home, but some antiques are prohibited and some antiques need a permit from the Department of Archaeology.

AIRPORT TAX :

The Domestic Airport Tax for all air travelers (including Nepalese) is Rs. 160, paid at the airport before boarding the plane.
FOR ACCOMMODATIONS, TOURS, TREKKING, RAFTING, ETC. CONTACT US:

WHERE TO TREK ? see Trekking

There are several places one can trek, we can offer  Eco-friendly trekking to promote village tourism in some places. 

EVEREST REGION, LANGTANG REGION, ANNAPURNA REGION & Other Areas of Nepal.

WE ALSO ORGANIZE Educational WALKING and CULTURAL TOURS in and Around KATHMANDU.Click here to view Trekking Route Map

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR OUR PERSONALIZED PROGRAMS AND ITINERARIES BY CLICKING HERE

Click here to view Trekking Route Map


FRIENDS OF NATURE-NEPAL

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(Prakriti Ka Sathiharu)
1557 Ram Shah Path
GPO Box 10544
Kathmandu, NEPAL
Telephone : (+ + 977 1 ) 4226775
Fax : (+ + 977 1 ) 4231529

Email: pant@wlink.com.np

This website is a courtesy of :

Friends of Nature UK
Simon Neal, National Secretary
13 Birch Hall Lane
GB-Earby BB18 6JX
Tel. +44 (0)1282 842 349
e-mail: info@thefriendsofnature.org.uk
URL: www.thefriendsofnature.org.uk

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