Nepal is a country of exceptional biodiversity and a beautiful natural environment due to three different belts i.e Mountains, Hills and Plain. The tropical jungles of the Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent, if not the world. Nepal has 12 national parks, 1 wildlife reserve and 6 conservation areas, occupying 22.93% percent of its total geographical area. Nepal offers scenic views of some of the rarest and most endangered wild-lives on earth in their natural habitats like Alpine forest, Savannah, Tropical forest and Grasslands. Nepal has 185 species of mammals in various parts of the country. Nepal has more than 850 recorded species of birds. This is 8% of all birds in the world. Amazingly, half of these birds can be seen in and around the Kathmandu valley alone. Spiny babbler is only found in Nepal which was thought to be extinct.
TOP 5 TREKS IN NEPAL 2018
Nepal, because of its varied topography, is home to some of the most spectacular treks in the world. Some of the well known trek routes like Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit treks have constantly ranked as one of the best treks in the world however they have become quite crowded in recent days. This opens up doors for other trekking routes unexplored by the travel junkies. Treks like Manaslu Circuit Trek, the Three Passes Trek, and Kanchenjunga treks are now on the list of many trekkers simply because they have same or better views of the tropical lush jungles and breath taking Himalayas, of course with unique and diverse culture.
Nepal can be visited any time of year – No doubt about that. Nepal has variety of weather depending when and where you go, and what do you plan to do. Broadly speaking, it has four main seasons i.e winter, spring, summer and autumn.
Nepal’s weather is extremely variable depending upon the altitude and topography. Terai normally have tropical temperatures and also the mosquitoes. The Himalayas can get to sub-zero temperatures, but the sun blaze can bring some warmth during the day. The temperature of Kathmandu goes below 1 Degree Celsius in winter and rises to an average of 25 Degree Celsius in summer. Most people who love trekking come to Nepal either in spring or autumn as the weather is clear and dry and is neither too cold in the high country nor too hot in the Terai where safari lovers love see array of wildlife.