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 above the sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meters, all within a distance of 150 kilometers resulting into climatic conditions from Sub-tropical to Arctic.
Nepal is mountainous country located in the south Asia. It is land locked country between the China to the north and India to the south, east and west. The areas of Nepal are 147181 sq. km which covers 0.3 present of Asia and 0.03 present of the world.
Nepal--occupying only 0.1 percent of the total landmass of the earth – is home to:
- 2% of all the flowering plants in the world;
- 8% of the world’s population of birds (more than 848 species);
- 4% of mammals on earth;
- 11 of the world’s 15 families of butterflies (more than 500 species);
- 600 indigenous plant families;
- 319 species of exotic orchids.
Nepal Known as the Land of Everest and being “The only Hindu country in the world”, the kingdom of Nepal is a land of sublime scenery, one of the world’s best and Archeologically very important temples, and some of the best walking trails on the Earth. Although the GDP of “The Land of Buddha” is very low, but it is rich in scenic splendour and cultural treasures.