Nepal, country of Asia, lying along the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges. It is a landlocked country located between India to the east, south, and west and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north. Its territory extends roughly 500 miles (800 kilometres) from east to west and 90 to 150 miles from north to south. The capital is Kathmandu.
Nepal, long under the rule of hereditary prime ministers favouring a policy of isolation, remained closed to the outside world until a palace revolt in 1950 restored the crown’s authority in 1951; the country gained admission to the United Nations in 1955. In 1991 the kingdom established a multiparty parliamentary system. In 2008, however, after a decadelong period of violence and turbulent negotiation with a strong Maoist insurgency, the monarchy was dissolved, and Nepal was declared a democratic republic.
Wedged between two giants, India and China, Nepal seeks to keep a balance between the two countries in its foreign policy—and thus to remain independent. A factor that contributes immensely to the geopolitical importance of the country is the fact that a strong Nepal can deny China access to the rich Gangetic Plain; Nepal thus marks the southern boundary of the Chinese sphere north of the Himalayas in Asia.
As a result of its years of geographic and self-imposed isolation, Nepal is one of the least developed nations of the world. In recent years many countries, including India, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Denmark, Germany, Canada, and Switzerland, have provided economic assistance to Nepal. The extent of foreign aid to Nepal has been influenced to a considerable degree by the strategic position of the country between India and China.
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Blessed with enchanting landscapes and heavenly mountain ranges, Nepal has a lot to
offer people who seek adventure and experience. Trekking in Nepal allows you to
explore the beautiful nature, flora and faunas residing on the highs and lows of trekking
trails. The heavenly mountains and snow peaked Himalayas residing in Nepal provide
your soul and body with both a positive spark and with divinity. Trekking in
mountainous regions and adventure are synonymous with each other, as you get an
adventure of a lifetime on the trail leading to the Himalayas. Nepal is also sometimes
referred to as a trekker’s paradise.
Trekking adventures in Nepal started in 1949, when a British adventurer, Bill Tilman,
made treks to various regions of Nepal, including Kali Gandaki, Helambu and the
Everest Region. His exploits of these treks are described in ‘Nepal Himalaya’, a
mountaineering classic that has been reprinted by the Seattle Mountaineers as a part of
the Tilman Collection. Another visitor was Maurice Herzog, who led a French expedition
to the base of Mount Everest.
After opening its frontiers to the outside world in 1949, ten out of fourteen peaks
ranging above 8000 m were ascended within eight years of opening. Annapurna (8091
m) was the first peak to be climbed in 1950, which was followed by Everest (8848 m) in
1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay (the latter often referred to as Sherpa
Tenzing) and Nanga Parbat (8125 m). The number of expeditions multiplied every year
and, by 1964, all giant mountains had been ascended.
In 1965, Colonel Jimmy Roberts, a former Gurkha Officer and Military Attaché, realized
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