- a constitutional monarchy in the Himalayas between N India and Tibet. About 56,830 sq. mi. (147,190 sq. km). Capital: Kathmandu.
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Asprey was inspired to swap out butter for traditional coffee creamers while on a trip to Nepal.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food
December 27, 2014
Approximately 96,000 trekkers visit Nepal each year to view and walk amidst its spectacular mountains.
Hundreds of trekkers were on the popular Annapurna Circuit in the Mustang area of Nepal when disaster struck last week.
One man kept running around telling people, “You must, must, MUST come and try the chicken momo from Nepal.”Countries Face Off in D.C. Food Fight
May 16, 2014
In addition to whatever each guiding service charges clients, the Nepal government charges $10,000 for every permit.Everest's Sherpas Are Right To Revolt
April 22, 2014
Moreover, Burnouf's statement is not quite correct with respect to the Nepal list.The Gtakaml
On one of the first days the Consul of Nepal paid me a visit.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Major General Hardwicke gave me one of this description from Nepal.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
We could only suppose that we had reached a col on the frontier of Nepal.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921
Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
Beyond them, many hundreds of miles away, lay Nepal and India.The Caves of Fear
- a republic in S Asia: the world's only Hindu kingdom until it abandoned its monarchy in 2008; united in 1768 by the Gurkhas; consists of swampy jungle in the south and great massifs, valleys, and gorges of the Himalayas over the rest of the country, with many peaks over 8000 m (26 000 ft) (notably Everest and Kangchenjunga). A multiparty democracy was instituted in 1990. Official language: Nepali. Official religion: Hinduism; Mahayana Buddhist minority. Currency: rupee. Capital: Katmandu. Pop: 30 430 267 (2013 est). Area: 147 181 sq km (56 815 sq miles)Official name: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Word Origin and History for nepal
from Sanskrit Nepala, said to be from nipat "to fly down" (from ni "down" + pat "to fly") + alaya "abode, house." If this is right, the reference would be to villages in mountain vales. Related: Nepalese.