Nepal is a country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions. The mountainous north has eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including the highest, Sagarmatha, known in English as Mount Everest. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized. It contains over 240 peaks more than 20,000 ft (6,096 metres) above sea level.


By some measures, Hinduism is practised by a larger majority of people in Nepal than in any other nation. Buddhism, though a minority faith in the country, is linked historically with Nepal as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama gave birth to the Buddhist tradition.

A monarchy throughout most of its history, Nepal was ruled by the Shah dynasty of kings from 1768, when Prithvi Narayan Shah unified its many small kingdoms. However, a decade-long People’s Revolution by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) along with several weeks of mass protests by all major political parties of Nepal in 2006, culminated in a peace accord and the ensuing elections for the constituent assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of the abdication of the last Nepali monarch Gyanendra Shah and the establishment of a federal democratic republic in May 28, 2008.[9] The first President of Nepal, Ram Baran Yadav, was sworn in on 23 July 2008.

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The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is a national organization established by an act of Parliament in the form of partnership between His Majesty`s Government and the private sector tourism industry of Nepal. NTB is responsible for the marketing activities aimed at promoting Nepal as a premier destination. Although the initial phase of the functioning of the Board was focused on marketing and promotion, the ultimate aim of the NTB is to take over regulatory and product development activities as well. The functioning of NTB has the commitment and the support of the government as well as the dynamism of the private sector. The Board is an autonomous institution consisting of 11 board members (the Secretary at the MOCTCA as Chairman and 4 ex-officio members from government ministries and 6 from among the private sector representatives including the Chief Executive Officer). The Board has been created to provide a vision drawn leadership, continuity of promotional efforts, good management and guidance to Nepal`s tourism industry. The funds for NTB is collected from the entire tourism related businesses in the form of tourist service fee, thereby keeping it financially independent. The Board is working toward repositioning the image of the country so as to market and promote Nepal aggressively and extensively both domestically and internationally. This is crucial as Nepal, though small in size, has immense cultural and natural diversity and is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The friendliness and hospitality of the people of Nepal, where guests are treated as Gods and the variety of exciting adventure activities combined with culture that epitomizes peace and harmony, make a visit to Nepal a memorable experience. We feel proud and honored to welcome you to Nepal. 

Source: Nepal Tourism Board

Entertainment in Nepal                


It’s evening, and you are just back from a sight-seeing tour or a delightful shopping binge. So what do you do? Go back to your hotel room? No, Kathmandu is not going to let you off that easily. There are more fun-filled adventures waiting for you, and we’ll tell you where to find them. Relax, the night is young yet.


Over the years, Kathmandu has seen many changes; in people as well as in trends. However, one trend that has remained true over the years is that of South Asians traveling to Kathmandu to play in the Casinos of Nepal.

Gambling has always been a part of South Asian culture. When you look at ancient paintings and text, you see kings and their women playing dice. When you look at holy scriptures, you read of gods and sages gambling.

Kathmandu offers visitors an array of exciting, action-packed casinos where you can enjoy 24 hours of fun and games. There are four casinos in Kathmandu, all located in the premises of the city’s top hotels, which offer your favorite games: poker, baccarat, roulette, pontoon, blackjack, as well as other card games and slot machines. All the games are played in chips and they can be purchased with US dollars or Indian rupees.

The four Casinos of Nepal are:

Highlights of Casino Anna:

Location within the 5 Star Hotel de l’Annpurna.

700 Trained Service Staff.

Ground Floor facilities for beginners and those with a limited bankroll.

Largest number of jackpot winners of any casino in the valley.

Second Floor facilities for serious gambling with larger wagers and tournament players welcomed.

Casino Royale located across the street.

Since opening in 1992, Casino Anna has become, perhaps, the most frequented of all casinos in Nepal.

Highlights of Casino Everest:

Location within the 5 Star Hotel Everest.

Playing takes plays in one of Kathmandu’s biggest banquet halls.

Players are entitled to a free breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet.

High rollers may receive room comps and other spiffs .

Regularly held entertainment programs.

With a location ideal for quick airport access, Casino Everest is in the quiet area of Baneswor.

Highlights of Casino Nepal:

Location on the premises of the 5 Star Hotel Soaltee Holiday Inn Crown Plaza .

New renovations to make it the largest gambling center in the valley.

Players are entitled to a free breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet .

Regularly held entertainment programs .

A newly established back-bar and game room for serious gamblers .

The oldest casino in Nepal, Casino Nepal is also the most popular casino in the Valley.

Highlights of Casino Royale:

Location within the 5 Star Hotel Yak and Yeti A location in Kathmandu’s most popular tourist center, Durbar Marg, puts you in the heart of the action.

Travel agencies, airlines, hotels, banks, shops and all things you will need are located next door.

Gambling in an Old-World atmosphere.

Players are entitled to a free breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet.

Regularly held entertainment programs.

A Kids Corner with entertainment games.

Casino Anna located across the street.

Located in a building that is part of a 125-year-old Rana Palace, Casino Royale is the pride of the Rana kings who built many beautiful palaces and recreation areas in Nepal.

Cultural Programs:

Cultural programs offer a fascinating glimpse of Nepal’s diverse ethnic and cultural traditions. There are several places in Kathmandu where folk dances and musical performances are held every evening. Nepalese folk dances are an expression of joy. They celebrate the changing of the seasons or youthful romances. Evening time in rural Nepal is often filled with the sound of village song festivals and spontaneous gatherings.

If you want to enjoy Nepalese folk dances but don’t feel like going on a mountain trek, you can go to one of the cultural programs in Kathmandu for a lively evening of cultural enlightenment. Performances are given nightly by the Everest Cultural Society at the Hotel.

De L’ Annapurna, Durbar Marg and the New Himalchuli Cultural Group.


There’s nothing like going to the movies. There are several cinema halls in Kathmandu where you can sit back and enjoy the celluloid offerings of Kathmandu Bollyhood and Hollyhood as well . Nepalese films as well as Hindi movies from India are the most popular cinematic fare around here. You can know it’s a cinema hall by the huge colorful posters of the hero thrashing the villain pasted outside. Tickets are not very expensive and there are three shows everyday: 11:30 am, 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm (four shows on Saturday).