Nepal on the Web

by ThingsAsian, Oct 24, 2004 | Destinations: Nepal / Kathmandu

Travel Nepal. A self-funded organization that was established in 1996 in order to introduce Nepal to the rest of the world. Visitors are given the red-carpet treatment and offered intros to some of the best restaurants and curio shops as well as other attractions. Complete set of links on culture, airlines, hotels, and other relevant sites.

Nepal Information Forum. Much like a virtual library, this site offers a whole set of resources that range from yellow pages to message forums to links to embassies within the country. This site is useful for the aboriginal and newcomer alike.

Educate the Children. Educate the Children is a small, non-governmental organization founded in 1990, which conducts educational and community development projects in Nepal. You can donate, read about the curriculum, and see images of their work.

Nepal Homepage. All information about Nepal; view maps, send ecards, see pictures, read economic statistics, and find visitor information.

CIA World Factbook. Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world with 42% of its population living below the poverty line. This CIA-run site offers all the facts including information on births/deaths, economics, hostile relations, weather statistics, and more. The site is updated frequently.

Visit Nepal. This site offers travel information for anyone who wants to visit Nepal to trek, sleep, raft, bike, safari, or just meditate. The service offers agents that will plan your trip. Travel categories include spiritual pursuits and business.

Introduction to Nepal. Nepal, home to Mount Everest, is more than just mountain climbing and adventure. This site will show you how to visit the country and be humbled. Read about its history, people, culture, and hopes for the future.

Trekking in Nepal. Information on arranging walking trips in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. There are message boards and a list of resources for planning your adventure.

Nepal Mountaineering. This organization promotes mountaineering activities in the Nepal Himalaya and works to upgrade the professional and mountaineering skills of Nepalese mountaineers as well as popularizes mountaineering activities among Nepalese students and youths. Here, there are training resources, applications for joining the organization and for climbing permits. There is also a new forum for those looking to share experiences and concerns about trekking in Nepal.

Nepal News. Complete news source for Nepal in English.

Nepal Recipes. Find many recipes native to this land; categories include sauces, desserts, vegetarian entrees, and main dishes. There's a guest book and visitors can submit their own recipes.

Nepal at a Glance. This site offers a little bit of everything including resources and travelogues. Feature articles include Top Ten Nepal Treks - What's the coolest in this land of snow? and Were Mallory and Irvine First? A theory from those that discovered Mallory's body in 1999.

Nepal Vista. Learn all about Nepal through 60 Frequently Asked Questions. You will also learn about Nepal's national anthem, flag, currency, Nepali language, Nepali music, Arts, Nepali people, customs, and Nepali culture.

National Geographic: Trekking Nepal. Experience Nepal with the editor of National Geographic. On the site, you can read first-hand accounts of the country as well as view many images of the land and people. Site worth visiting; the accounts are compelling.

Nepal Photo Gallery. Photographer's site that offers over 165 images of his trip to Nepal. He visited Kathmandu and the nearby cities of Patan and Bhaktapur as well as Nagarkot, Pokhara, and Chitwan National Park. High-res images can be obtained.

A Window into Nepal. This educational website is run by a former American Peace Corps volunteer who served in Nepal between 1993 and 1996. This site's purpose is to educate those who are not familiar with Nepal. Lots of great images here as well as first-hand accounts of living in the country.

Nepal: Trek Around. In November 1994, this photographer traveled around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal with a group organized by the Dutch travel agency Himalaya Trekking Wandelreizen. Here, you will find more than 180 images as well as essays about the trip.

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Research by Christina Gosnell. Have a site you want to add to the list? Email us the Site name, URL, and a description.

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