Nepal is a small country with a total population of 29.3 million, situated in between the world’s largest country China (in North) & India (in East, West & South). It is a land-lock country in South Asia.
Also, Nepal is home to 8 out of the top 10 highest peaks in the world (including the world’s highest Mt. Everest 8,848m) and the birthplace of Lord Buddha (Light of Asia).
Growing up in this country, it excites me to describe & share the lesser-known facts about my country with the whole world.
Here are the things Nepal famous for:
The tallest mountain in the world Mount Everest:
One of the most iconic landmarks on the planet Earth, Mt Everest is located in Nepal. It lies in the northern part, Khumbu region of Nepal with a max elevation of 8,848m. Everest is also called by Sagarmatha in Nepali, Chomolungma in Tibetan & Zhumulangma in Chinese.
Mount Everest attracts massive numbers of climbers & trekkers. Every year thousands of trekkers hike/trek to Everest Base Camp just to catch a glimpse of Everest and other Himalayan ranges. They say Everest Base Camp trek is a lifetime experience. During the peak season (Spring & Autumn) the trail is full of trekkers making it crowded & busy.
You can check the complete guide to Everest Base Camp Trek for full understanding.
The land of Brave Gurkha:
“If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is Gurkha”
There is a famous quote by Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, Indian Chief of Army Staff “If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha.” Yes, you heard it right. Nepal is a motherland of brave Gurkha soldiers. The might & bravery shown by the Gurkha army during world war I & II is praiseworthy.
Still, to date, many powerful countries across the world like the United Kingdom, United States, France, India, etc recruit Gurkha soldiers.
Medieval Period-Historic Sites in Nepal:
Nepal is widely known for the majestic mountains and jaw-dropping landscapes. However, the world is still unaware of Nepal’s beautiful traditional and historic sites.
8 out of 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal are the historic wonders. These bewitching sites reflect the medieval period art and architecture of Nepal. Temples, monasteries, erotic carvings, colossal statutes are truly a piece of masterwork you can witness in Nepal.
Here are 8 of those historic sites which you must visit:
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Changunarayan Temple
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Patan Durbar Square
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Paradise Cities of Nepal:
From remote villages to modern-day cities, yes Nepal has it all. Although most part of Nepal is dominated by the villages, the existing cities in Nepal offer you a luxury lifestyle.
Roam around the busy streets of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhaktapur, Chitwan and other cities where you can blend yourself with the ambiance of these cities along with the locals.
Explore the city corners and enjoy the food at high-end restaurants and hotels. Also, don’t miss out on the city nightlife.
Flora & Fauna in Nepal:
When it comes to nature, no other can beat the exotic flora and fauna of Nepal. Due to unique geography and climate variations, Nepal is home to diverse species of flora and fauna.
Leaving the busy cities, that is where you will find the peace of mind with nature.
Trekking in Nepal:
Of course, we can’t miss out on the most important aspect which represents Nepal; Trekking. As you may also be familiar that trekking in Nepal is the most popular activity among all travelers.
The majestic Himalayas, breath-taking landscapes, lush valleys and vegetation, heartwarming locals and traditions, trekking in Nepal is truly a wonderful experience you can have.
If you haven’t done trekking in Nepal yet, you are missing a real adventure in your life. Hence, here I will provide you some of the best trekking trails in Nepal.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Mardi Himal Trek