Nepal

Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia.

Upcoming Trips

We’re in the process of planning our next Nepal trip. Please use the Contact Us form below to register your interest so we can email you an information pack when its ready.  Thanks!

On this trip you can expect to:

  1. Help build a family a home in Nepal
  2. Enjoy optional excursions including white water rafting, scenic flight to Everest, trekking around the tea houses enjoying views of the Himalayas, or for the more adventurous perhaps a trek to Everest Base Camp?

Contact us to make an enquiry!

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Country Profile

Population 29 million
Border Countries China, India
Capital City Kathmandu
Currency Nepalese rupee
Language Nepali (official) 44.6%, Maithali 11.7%, Bhojpuri 6%, Tharu 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.2%, Magar 3%, Bajjika 3%, Urdu 2.6%, Avadhi 1.9%, Limbu 1.3%, Gurung 1.2%, other 10.4%, unspecified 0.2%
note: 123 languages reported as mother tongue in 2011 national census; many in government and business also speak English
Religion Hindu 81.3%, Buddhist 9%, Muslim 4.4%, Kirant 3.1%, Christian 1.4%, other 0.5%, unspecified 0.2%
Type of Government Federal Parliamentary Republic
% living in poverty Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines:25.2% (2010)
Life Expectancy 68 years
Infectious Diseases Food or waterborne: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
Vectorborne: Japanese encephalitis, malaria, and dengue fever
Top Killers Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, stroke
Literacy Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older) 64.7%
Natural Resources Quartz, water, timber, hydropower, scenic beauty, small deposits of lignite, copper, cobalt, iron ore
Main Industry/Export Agriculture: Pulses, rice, corn, wheat, sugarcane, jute, root crops; milk, water buffalo meat.

Industry: Tourism, carpets, textiles; small rice, jute, sugar, and oilseed mills; cigarettes, cement and brick production.

Exports: Clothing, pulses, carpets, textiles, juice, jute goods.

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