Nepal is not just about Mount Everest and the lofty Himalayas. From endangered wildlife in the Terai belt to perennial fast flowing river for the adrenaline rafting in the Hilly belt including the world tallest peak Mount Everest in the Himalayan belt this landlocked country has lot to offer. It rises from as low as 59 meters (194 ft) elevation in the tropical Terai the northern rim of the Gangetic Plain, beyond the perpetual snow line to some 90 peaks over 7,000 meters (22,966 ft) including Mount Everest (8848m).
The northern part of Nepal ornaments the 8 out of the world’s ten tallest peaks including Mount Everest, the highest point on the Earth. Likewise it also ornaments various famous spots including Tilicho Lake also known as the highest lake on the earth lies at an elevation of 4800m in Manang district, Shey Phoksundo Lake standing at an elevation of 3600m, serves as the deepest lake width the depth of 145m, the Kaligandaki Gorge is known as the deepest gorge with the depth of 1200m and also the Arun Valley of Nepal is regarded as the highest valley on the globe.
As far as biodiversity, Nepal is one of the most extravagant nations on the planet. It is legitimately called Amazon of Asia as the unique variety of species is present in here. It houses more than 900 species of birds, which accounts to 8.9% of the total species of birds all around the world. Also It is the home for 4.2% of the world’s butterfly species and 3.96 percent of the world’s mammal species. It holds two percent of the world’s orchids (more than 360 species), six percent of the world’s rhododendron species (national flower) and out of which 250 species are endemic to Nepal.
It is the only nation with a non-rectangular flag. It’s flag is maroon with two triangular shapes stacked on each other with blue outskirt. Nepal does not have an independence day since Nepal was never colonized. It is likewise the oldest country in South Asia.
Nepal is the origin of Lord Gautam Buddha. Siddhartha Gautam (Buddha) was born in Kapilvastu, Lumbini which lies in Nepal. Lumbini is a holy spot for Buddhists.
Not a single drop of blood has ever been shed in this beautiful country for the sake of religious and ethnic uproar. It has more than 80 ethnic groups and 123 Languages.
Nepal at Glance
Area: 147,181 sq KM
Geography: Situtated Between China in the north and India in the South, East and West.
Language: Nepali is the national language. Travel-trade people understand and speak English as well
Religion: Nepal is a secular state with a predominance of Hindu and Buddhist population.
Climate: Four major seasons, namely
Can be visited the whole year round however if you want to know which is the best time to visit Nepal, please click here.
People: Nepal has more than 103 ethnic groups and 93 spoken languages.
What to wear: Light weight clothing is recommended for May through October. Warm garments are required in November-March.
List of UNESCO World Heritage site
Cultural: Swyamabhunath, Bouddhanath, Changunarayan, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Lumbini, Janakpur (Possible)
Natural: Sagarmatha National Park (Everst region), Chitwan National Park