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Nepal is about the size of the South Island of New Zealand, turned through 90 degrees. But the mountains are bigger!  The southern plain is fertile growing rice, wheat, and jungle! The central strip is foothills that are steep to very steep, and mostly terraced. The high Himalayas include Everest, bordering with China. They are snow-covered, and home to many unique animals and plants. The 30 million people, of 100 tribes and languages, mostly speak Nepali, closely related to Hindi. The majority are Hindus, but there are many Buddhists in the north and east, and some Muslims in the west. Remote tribes are animist or practice Tibetan Buddhism. Shamanism is common. But spiritually the people are wide open to the gospel, having become disillusioned with traditional religion and politics. Nepal is safe to visit, but politically unpredictable. It was recently declared a secular state, allowing access for ministry although with a new anti-conversion law.  Lacking education, health care and basic needs, the country is very poor, especially in remote areas. Strikes and corruption are endemic. But the people are friendly, warm, open, resilient and tough. They have a unique culture and history (having never been conquered), and it is a nation that everyone should visit! What better way than a missions trip that will change lives for the better? Nepal (main page) Come with us! What to expect

The mighty

Himalayas

Nepal has higher mountains and great rivers
Terraced fields are characteristic of the hill country Carrying fodder and firewood
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About Nepal

The mighty

Himalayas

Nepal is about the size of the South Island of New Zealand, turned through 90 degrees. But the mountains are bigger!  The southern plain is fertile growing rice, wheat, and jungle! The central strip is foothills that are steep to very steep, and mostly terraced. The high Himalayas include Everest, bordering with China. They are snow-covered, and home to many unique animals and plants. The 30 million people, of 100 tribes and languages, mostly speak Nepali, closely related to Hindi. The majority are Hindus, but there are many Buddhists in the north and east, and some Muslims in the west. Remote tribes are animist or practice Tibetan Buddhism. Shamanism is common. But spiritually the people are wide open to the gospel, having become disillusioned with traditional religion and politics. Nepal is safe to visit, but politically unpredictable. It was recently declared a secular state, allowing access for ministry although with a new anti-conversion law.  Lacking education, health care and basic needs, the country is very poor, especially in remote areas. Strikes and corruption are endemic. But the people are friendly, warm, open, resilient and tough. They have a unique culture and history (having never been conquered), and it is a nation that everyone should visit! What better way than a missions trip that will change lives for the better? Nepal (main page) Come with us! What to expect