Nepal and its interesting facts

15 Jan 2023

Nepal is a beautiful country with never-ending stunning landscapes, charismatic mountains, and mesmerizing lakes. This country is also known as the ''land of peace''. It is the forty-nine largest country by population and the ninety-three largest country by area. Similarly, Nepal covers 147,516 square kilometres of land. The total population of Nepal was 28,095,714. It is a landlocked country and borders Tibet in the north and India in the south, east, and west. In this article, we discuss Nepal and its interesting facts.

About Nepal

Nepal is officially called the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. It lies in the Asia continent and the southern part of Asia. It is mainly in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the iIndo-Gangeticplain. Before the unification of Nepal, the Kathmandu valley was known as Nepal. Similarly, Ethnic groups in Nepal are a product of both the colonial and state-building eras of Nepal. Also, different ethnic group has used their language and their own culture and tradition. As well as three major language groups: Indo-Aryan, Tibeto-Burman languages, and various indigenous language isolates in the diverse linguistic heritage of Nepal.

Geography of Nepal

Nepal is roughly Trapezoidal, about 800 kilometres long and 200 kilometres wide. Nepal is divided into three principal physiographic belts known as Himal, Pahad, and Terai. Himal is the mountain region. In the Himal Range, we found the great Himalayan such as the world's highest mountain known mount Everest or Sagarmatha. Out of the 10 tallest mountains in the world, eight are found in Nepal and all lie on the Himalayan range. Pahad is a mountain region that does not generally contain snow. Terai is the lowland region containing some hill ranges. Nepal is also one of the richest countries in the river. The major rivers of Nepal are Koshi, Narayani, and Karnali.

Nepal is prone zones to natural disasters. Earthquakes, landslides, and floods are major disasters faced by Nepalese people every year. Nepal experiences five seasons: summer, monsoon, autumn, winter, and spring. The Himalayas block cold winds from Central Asia in the winter and form the northern limits of the monsoon wind patterns.

Biodiversity of Nepal

Nepal is one of a large diversity of plants and animals, relative to its size. In the Himalayan range, we found a different variety of biomes. The Eastern half of Nepal is richer in biodiversity as it receives more rain compared to the eastern parts. Nepal's forest cover is 59,624 kilometres square or 40% of the country's total land. In the Terai region, we found the tallest grass as well as the sal forest. In the middle mountain, we found the pine forest. And in the mountain, we found alpine shrubs and meadows.

Nepal has ten national parks, three wildlife reserves, one hunting reserve, three Conservation Areas, and eleven buffer zones. Similarly, ten wetlands are registered under the Ramsar convention.

Most Interesting Facts about Nepal

Nepal is very much rich in culture and tradition. Different culture people celebrate their festivals with each other. Culture and tradition are not being affected by any globalization of modernity. All the religious people equally celebrate the festival with each other. Nepal is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. Here we discuss the interesting facts about Nepal.

1. The Highest Mountains on Earth(Major part of the Himalayas is in Nepal)

Nepal is amazing for its natural beauty. You found the most stunning mountainous area in Nepal. The world's highest mountain also lies in Nepal. Similarly, Nepal is the home of t of the 10 tallest mountains in the world. All the mountain height is more than 8000 Meters. Mount Everest or Sagarmatha with 8848 meters is considered as world's highest mountain in the world lies in Nepal. The tallest mountain in Nepal are

  • Mount Everest-8848 meter
  • Kanchenjunga- 8586 meter
  • Lhotse- 8516 meter
  • Makalu- 8481 meter
  • Cho Oyu- 8201 meter
  • Dhaulagiri I- 8167 meter
  • Manaslu - 8156 meter
  • Annapurna I -8091 meter

These all are some of the most famous mountains in the world. If you want to visit this mountain then you easily get the excess for going there. Every year many people climb this mountain. Also, the Nepalese Government opens more than 112 mountains for climbing out of the 326 mountains.

2. An extreme Territory among Giants

The country is located in the Himalayas and it is a landlocked territory that borders Tibet in the north and India in the south, east, and west. In contrast with its giant neighbours Nepal is a small territory with a wide and diverse variety of territories. Nepal extends from a terai-dense forest to the highest and iciest mountain peaks. Nepal is divided into three principal physiographic belts known as Himal, Pahad, and Tarai in Nepal, you found different types of climates. Mostly you found all parts covered by snow, Coniferous trees with alpine shrubs, and meadows in the Himalayas region. At the Lower hills, you found subtropical and temperate deciduous mixed forests containing mostly Sal. In the middle hills, you mostly found Oak and rhododendrons.

3. Living Goddess Kumari

Regarded as a living Goddess, A young Newari girl with no blemishes is chosen to represent the goddess kumari as an incarnation of the goddess Taleju. The tutelary deity of the mall dynasty and shah dynasty also inherited the tradition. Newars are the original inhabitants of Kathmandu valley and have very much elaborate religious festivals. This tradition practice in the 17th century and institutionalized by a Malla king. The tradition has continued to this day. The young Candidates from the Shakya caste among the Newars as young as the four-year-old girl are selected as Kumari. She must remain calm and show no signs of fear even when put through scary tests. She is represented as Goddess.

Once she was chosen then she has to live within the Kumari Ghar. Her feet must never touch the ground and will leave her residence only during certain festivals. She will remain a Living Goddess until any form of bleeding occurs, which is usually when she reaches puberty.

If you want to visit the Kumari Ghar across Durbar Square at Basantapur you can easily visit it. If you visit in late August or early September, you may get the opportunity to observe the fascinating festival known as Indra Jatra when the Living Goddess Kumari is carried out of her residence. We discuss Nepal and its interesting facts.

4. Lumbini Birthplace of Buddha

Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. One of the world's most important spiritual sites and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. Mayadevi temple is one of the oldest temples which dates back 2,200 years. Mayadevi Temple is the most sacred site in the Lumbini Garden where archaeologists have identified the exact spot where Lord Buddha was born. Ashoka Pillar is also one famous spot for Lumbini. It is said that the newly born Prince Siddhartha (who later became the Buddha) took his first seven steps and delivered his peace message to humanity here. The area has a subtropical climate with hot summers, a very wet monsoon, and pleasant winter. Winter is the best time to visit.

5. The Highest altitude Marathon on earth( Everest Marathon)

The annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Maraton is held annually on May 29 in the Everest region as per tradition. This is one of the highest marathons on earth. Everest Marathon aims to commemorate the first successful ascent of Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953. During the Marathon, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, ranges, and glaciers, including Mt. Everest, a stone’s throw away.

6. The Greatest Concentration Of Places Recognized By UNESCO

Be a part of an amazing experience; visit architecturally and culturally rich heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley and Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. Nepal has 4 places recognized as world heritage sites by UNESCO. Chitwan National park and Sagarmatha National Park are listed as UNESCO natural heritage sites. 7 sites of Kathmandu valley and one Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha are listed as UNESCO Cultural world heritage sites. All eleven sets of monuments and buildings that represent all Nepalese historical and artistic works which are included in Cultural world heritage sites. We discuss Nepal and its interesting facts.

7. The Deepest Canyon On Earth

The Kali Gandaki Gorge is the second-deepest Canyon in the world. The ravine separates the major peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m or 26,795 ft) on the west and Annapurna (8,091 m or 26,545 ft) on the east. If someone measures the depth of a canyon by the difference between the river height and the heights of the highest peaks on either side, then it is 5,571 m or 18,278 ft lower than Annapurna I which bounds it at one point. Nepal is an extreme territory both in altitude and depth. The river is older than the Himalayas. As tectonic activity forces the mountains higher, the river has cut through the uplift.

8. Nepal’s Capital Was Once A Lake

According to a popular legend, the valley of Kathmandu was once a lake. Lotuses were floating around this big Lake. One the Boddhisattva, Manjushri saw a bright flame coming out of a lotus, that seemed to be planted in a hill. He wanted to have a closer look, so with a strike from his sword of wisdom, he cut a gorge near the Chobar. The water from the lake drained out of the gorge and the valley of Kathmandu came into being. After some time Kathmandu was declared the capital of Nepal.

9. Nepal was never under any Foreign Invasion

Nepal does not have an independent day because Nepal was never colonized. The fearsome Gurkhas are the pride of Nepal. At the time of war, Nepalese soldiers fought with their enemies without fear making Nepal never under any foreign invasion. Gurkhas are also known as the fearless fierce fighters of the world. So that they serve in special units of the armed forces of the United Kingdom and India. Also, the Gurkhas are known for weapons such as the Khukri, which they used during the Anglo-Nepalese War, as well as in the First and Second World Wars.

10. Top Trekking Destination in the World

Nepal is placed among the top trekking destinations (35 trekking destinations) in the world by the National Geographic Society and Lonely Planet. For the first time, tourists come to see the mountains or to trek these lovely trekking trails. Everest, Annapurna Langtang, Kand anchenjunga, are popular trekking spots oinNepal. The diversity of trekking trails in Nepal cannot be found in any other part of the world. Also, the lowest point in Nepal is 59 m above sea level in the Terai region while the highest point is Everest, 8,848 m above sea level the two points being only 200 kilometres apart as the crow flies. You can enjoy your trekking trips in Nepal. We discuss Nepal and its interesting facts.

11. The City of Temples

Kathmandu is known as the city of temples. In every temple, you found historical and artistic work. You found an amazing number of shrines of every shape and size on every street in Kathmandu. Similarly, Kathmandu is also known as the abode of the gods. Every street, you saw such amazing temples with whom you fall in love. Similarly, IOnKathmandu tours, you see the major temples and stupas, palaces, and museums. The northeast of Kathmandu to explore two famous religious sites, the Pashupatinath temple and Boudha stupa, both ancient pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists respectively. Also, Pashupatinath is one of the most important shrines of the Hindu God Shiva.

12. Elephant polo wWorldCup

Nepal is very popular in terms of adventure-related sports. Among other sports, Elephant Polo is one of the rare, adventurous, and only of its kind in Nepal. Similarly, Elephant Polo World Cup was founded by the world elephant polo association and is played only in Nepal. This game is only played in Chitwan National Park of Nepal. One of the most interesting games you ever see in other countries.

13. Nepales Eat Every Day Dal Bhat

The favourite foods of Nepalese are lentils (Dal) and rice (Bhat). In every place in Nepal, you can easily get this food. The preparation of Dal Bhat is very much unique. Usually, this dish is eaten during the morning and then at dinner, because it is a nutritious meal for a small fee.

14. The Unique Flag in the world

The Nepali flag is the only flag in the world that is not quadrilateral in shape. It is a simple combination of two triangles. The flag not only identifies the nation but its design also interprets the nature of Nepal and Nepalese. Crimson red colour indicates the colour of the rhododendron country’s national flower and also symbolizes the victory in war by the great warriors of Nepal. Similarly, the blue border colour symbolizes peace in the country. In the upper and lower triangle of the flag, there are Moon and Sun. Moon represents the calm nature of the Nepalese while the sun represents their aggression. Also, the moon symbolizes the coolness of the Himalayas while the sun represents the heat of the Terai.

15. Home of Endanger animals

Nepal is home to some of the most endangered animals on the planet. From the one-horned Asian rhinoceros and Bengal tiger to the enigmatic gharial all are found in Nepal. Some of the Edanger animals which have been found in Nepal are

  • Himalaya Musk Deer
  • snow leopard
  • Red Pandas
  • Ganges River Dolphin
  • Swamp Deer
  • Asiatic Elephant
  • four-horned Antelope
  • Black Buck
  • Pangolin

These are some rare animals that are mainly seen in Nepal. If you plan to tour Nepal then you can see these animals in different parts of Nepal.

In conclusion, we discuss in this article Nepal and its interesting facts. Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. If you plan to visit Nepal, you get a beautiful experience during the period of visiting. Every year many tourists visit Nepal. Nepalese people are very much rich in hospitality. Similarly, Nepal is the only country where you can get such an amazing climate and awesome environment. You rove this country.

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