There are 2,532 species of vascular plants represented by 1,034 genera and 199 families in the protected sites. Some 130 endemic species are found in the protected sites. For ecology and vegetation purposes Nepal could be divided into four floristic regions i.e. (a) western (b) north-western (c) central, and (d) eastern, and bio-climatically these are broken down into twenty regions from humid tropical climate to the arid, alpine regions. But for the purpose of identifying Nepal’s flora for the special interest tourist, the following shows the zones from the point of view of altitude i.e. Tropical zone (below 1,000 m), Sub-tropical Zone (1,000 to 2,100 m), Temperate Zone (2,100 to 3,100 m), Sub-alpine Zone (3,100 to 4,100 m), the Alpine Zone (4,100 to 4,500 m), and the Alpine Steppe region. There are 399 endemic flowering plants in Nepal of which about 63% are from the High Mountains, 38% from the Mid Hills, and only 5% from the Tarai and Siwaliks. Similarly, the central region contains 66% of the total endemic species followed by western (32%) and eastern regions (29%).

Tattoo Culture in Nepal

Nepal is now a known as one of the best destinations for getting inked.  Tattooing is as old as paintings and it is painful and gruesome, if done the traditional way. This is one piece of art that one takes to one’s grave. Tattoo culture in Nepal is one of the oldest traditions practiced in Newars, Tharu … Continue reading “Tattoo Culture in Nepal”

Kumari- A living embodiment of the Hindu goddess Taleju

Kumari is derived from the Sanskrit word Kaumarya, which means princess. Generally, A Kumari is a prepubescent girl selected by a council from the Newari community people for one day and worshipped accordingly on certain festivals like Navaratri or Durga Puja. From the 17th century where two of the world’s oldest religions Hinduism and Buddhism … Continue reading “Kumari- A living embodiment of the Hindu goddess Taleju”

The best season to visit Nepal

Nepal is a kingdom of high Himalayan Mountains, artistic monuments, deep valleys, lush jungles, exotic wildlife and diverse culture since the Himalayan Mountains are the highest in the world, and  ​nature is unique. Nepal contains a variety of climatic condition. Nepal is also known as country of temples. There are thousands of temples only with … Continue reading “The best season to visit Nepal”

Paragliding in Nepal

Well, Himalayan region is truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. Paragliding is a seasonal sport and best flying seasons in Nepal are: November to February. And the best months are November and December. Pokhara is the famous destination for Paragliding. In Pokhara, Sarangkot will be the place from where you will flying … Continue reading “Paragliding in Nepal”