8 out of 14 of the world’s highest mountains are found in Nepal, including the world highest Mount Everest standing 8848 meters high. Mount Everest is called Sagarmatha in Nepali ‘Forehead of the sky’ and Chomolungma by the local Sherpas and Tibetans’Goddess mother of the world.
Nepal is called Amazon of Asia. Nepal has more than 900 species of birds, which accounts to 8.9% of the total species of birds all around the world. It has 4.2 % of the world’s butterfly species and 3.96 percent of the world’s mammal species.
It is believed that Yeti (snowman) is said to be spotted in the Nepalese Himalayas.
Nepal has been gaining popularity for its natural beauties and an adventure trips. The Himalayas are home to the highest lake on earth (Tilicho) and the deepest lake on earth (Shey Phoksundo).
Nepal used to be a Kingdom until 2008. Now Nepal is a democratic republic country.
World’s most extreme (longest, steepest and fastest) zip-line is built at Sarangkot. A zip-line rider rides down the cable for two kilometres and gets to view surrounding peaks of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna massif.
Nepal encounters five seasons: summer, rainstorm, fall, winter, and spring. The Himalaya squares cool winds from Central Asia in the winter and structures the northern furthest reaches of the rainstorm wind designs.
Nepal has four major World Heritage sites. Among them, Kathmandu Valley and Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha are cultural heritage sites. Likewise, Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park are a natural heritage site.
Bengal Tiger, Red Panda, Snow leopard, One Horn Rhino are endangered animals are found in Nepal.
More than 123 number of different ethnic groups and castes in Nepal and most of them have their own Mother Tongue.
Prince Siddhartha Gautama who became Buddha was born in the 6th century BC near Lumbini. He grew to embark on a path of contemplative thought and meditation that led him to enlightenment as the Buddha.
Nepal worships the only living goddesses in the world. We are blessed to have a living goddess “Kumari”(which literally translated means virgins goddess) which is still a living tradition in Kathmandu valley.
Nepal is also rich in food cousins. A restaurant without momo is difficult to exist in Kathmandu Valley as it is the most popular fast food within. The national dish is Dal-Bhat-tarkari, which means dal (lentils), Bhat (rice), and a tarkari (vegetable).