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:::::: Here, I can give you the rationale for the current regional categorization that users discussed before. The user that created the regions says: ''I've done a lot of reading, and got to the following region scheme (based off the elevation regions): Kathmandu Valley, Himalayas, Middle Hills, Western Tarai, Eastern Tarai. I followed the mountain ranges as they give an indication to the traveller what kind of landscape to expect in the area (and thus what to do there). Also, these geographic boundaries have led to cultural boundaries as well, so the traveller can more easily grasp the historical, cultural and ethnic differences of Nepal. I split the Tarai range up, simply because there are a lot of towns there. I considered a similar split for the Middle Hills, but there is not much to do in the "Eastern Middle Hills", so instead I chose to take the Kathmandu Valley out of there (as it's a major tourist destination by itself). Of course changes can still be made, so I'm always open for comments. ''
 
:::::: Here, I can give you the rationale for the current regional categorization that users discussed before. The user that created the regions says: ''I've done a lot of reading, and got to the following region scheme (based off the elevation regions): Kathmandu Valley, Himalayas, Middle Hills, Western Tarai, Eastern Tarai. I followed the mountain ranges as they give an indication to the traveller what kind of landscape to expect in the area (and thus what to do there). Also, these geographic boundaries have led to cultural boundaries as well, so the traveller can more easily grasp the historical, cultural and ethnic differences of Nepal. I split the Tarai range up, simply because there are a lot of towns there. I considered a similar split for the Middle Hills, but there is not much to do in the "Eastern Middle Hills", so instead I chose to take the Kathmandu Valley out of there (as it's a major tourist destination by itself). Of course changes can still be made, so I'm always open for comments. ''
 
:::::: Knowing that we always have the traveler in mind, what do you think would be best solution here? Warm regards, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 14:47, 6 May 2014 (EDT)
 
:::::: Knowing that we always have the traveler in mind, what do you think would be best solution here? Warm regards, [[User:IBAlex|IBAlex]] ([[User talk:IBAlex|talk]]) 14:47, 6 May 2014 (EDT)
 
::::::ValTum, I would like to thank you and encourage you to keep up with your work on adding new information about Nepal. As for the subject of dividing Nepal into regions: it's a bit hard to tell for me as I'm not more than a novice to Nepal. But for me the rationale quoted by IBAlex sounds pretty solid. So is it possible for you to try to add new information into "Western Tarai" and "Middle Hills" region first? And then if "Middle Hills" gets really big then split it into Eastern and Western part. And only if all this won't work by some reason then you'll raise this issue again. But just start with the current regions and see if it can work out like that. Best --[[User:Dronych|Dronych]] ([[User talk:Dronych|talk]]) 18:42, 6 May 2014 (EDT)
 
 
IBAlex, thanks for bringing this topic for discussion here. Maybe we can get more ideas what is a better categorization for the regions in Nepal.
 
 
Dronych, thanks for giving your opinion.
 
 
I agree with the author who suggested current structure highlighting Kathmandu valley, and Himalayas as well as Chitwan as tourism is concentrated in these regions at the moment. But at the same time the new destinations are coming in the western part of Nepal.  For example: in Himalayas we have now new destinations with Dolpo region in the western part, with Rara national Park and in the Farwestern region two routes to the Saipal camp base and Api Namap Conservation Area. To get to there you have to go first to the cities in the mid-far-western Tarai, then go through mid-farwestern middle hills. As usual the tourists combine the hikes in the hilly areas in the western middle hills with the treks in the western himalayas. Other common combination, which is coming up also in the offer of tour operators is triangles: national parks in the mid-farwestern tarai with the national parks like Khaptad national Park located in the farwestern middle hills. It is so important to get for the travellers this information!! in terms of cultural differences: yes, there are huge cultural differences in the middle hills in the central Nepal as well as Kathmandu Valley, the same with the eastern part of the middle hills, and western part. Even in Himalayas, in the farwestern part of Himalyas you will meet ethnic groups you cannot find in Anapurna or Everest regions. 
 
My suggestion for the improvement of the current structure:
 
1) Himalayas
 
2) Eastern middle hills  (Ilam)
 
3) Kathmandu Valley
 
4) Central middle hills (Pokhara, Gorkha, Tencsen Dhorpatan Hunting reserve and etc.)
 
5) Western middle hills (Khaptad NP, Ramaroshan Area, Jajarkot)
 
6) Eastern Tarai ( Janakpur, Koshi Taphu Wildlife Reserve, Biratnagar)
 
7) Central Tarai (Chitwan National Park, Lumbini)
 
8) Western Tarai  (Bardia National Park, Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve / with ethnic groups Chaudhary and Rana Tharu)
 
 
Kinest regards, Valeria
 
 
 
Hi everyone, sorry for jumping in this discussion a bit late. Administratively speaking, Nepal is divided in five Development region Eastern, Central, Western, Mid western and Far Western. If we are targeting to divide the regions in Nepal in terms of administrative ones then this would be an ideal choice. Each development region includes some part of Terai, Hills and mountains. This way of dividing the region can be helpful. Here is an image of Development region http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/Nepal_development_regions.png
 
 
I am from Nepal so if you are looking for some information, do remember me, I would be happy to help you out.
 
 
Suman
 

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