Contents: Preface. 1. Lord Gautam Buddha. 2. His majesty King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. 3. Nepal-India reltionship. 4. Nepal. 5. Some useful information about Nepal. 6. Major festivals. 7. Major sight seeing places of the Kathmandu valley. 8. Pokhara and the Western Region of Nepal. 9. Brief profile of Bharatpur city. 10. Kathmandu university. 11. Customs, traditions, and manners of Nepalese people. 12. Wildlife. 13. National parks, wild-life reserves and conservation areas. 14. Trekking in Nepal. 15. Lukla: an aerial gateway to Mount Everest. 16. River rafting in Nepal. 17. Sunrays injuries. 18. Search and rescue tracker dog squad. 19. House decorations. Appendices: 1. Royal Nepalese embassies and consulates offices abroad. 2. Foreign diplomatic corps in Kathmandu, Nepal. 3. Shah Kings and queens of Nepal. 4. Ancient rulers of Nepal. 5. Populr musical instruments. 6. Agricultural implements. 7. Vocabulary. 8. Glossary. References. Index.
"During the recent past Nepal has made outstanding progress in economic, agriculture, social, medical, religious, industrial & allied fields and this attracts a large number of tourist, businessman and students from all over the world throughout the year.
"While a large number of well written books, journals and periodicals are freely available about the western world, there is paucity of such a literature as regards developing countries of Asia and Africa are concerned. This book is written with a view to provide first hand, uptodate basic information about Nepal."