Kingdom of Nepal covers an area of 147,181 sq. kms
and stretches 145-241 kms North to South and 850 kms West to East.
The country is located between India (in South)
and China (in North). Nepal is topographically divided
into three regions, the Himalaya to the North, the hills consisting
of the Mahabharata range and the churia hills and the Terai to
The highest point is Mt. Everest (8848
m) in the North is located at Kechana Kalan
of Jhapa district.
Nepalese Rupee (NER) is the local currency of Nepal. Visitors
have to declare their currencies upon arrival. Indian and Nepalese
currencies can be carried out only by the Indian and Nepalese
Nationals. Tourists have to exchange their currencies in foreign
exchange counter authorised by Nepal Rastra bank.
Please note Notes of 500 and 1000 are not at all valid in Nepal.
All major credit cards like American Express, Visa and
MasterCard are acceptable in all major hotels, restaurants,
carpet and curio shops throughout the country.