Top 50 Amazing Facts About Nepal

Nepal is most certainly one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world. Apart from the presence of beautiful mountains, lush valleys, and the fertile Terai, Nepal holds a number of other amazing facts to be proud of. Presented below are the 50 Amazing Facts about Nepal which make it different and unique. Read on to find the amazing facts about Nepal, and enjoy the details about its breathtaking beauty and cultural diversity.

Amazing Facts About Nepal

  1. Nepal has the world’s densest availability of World Heritage Sites.
  2. Nepal is the home to the birthplace of Buddha, who was born as Siddhartha Gautam and gained enlightenment in India.
  3. Nepal, unfortunately, has a slow internet speed. It is the country with one of the slowest internet speeds.
  4. Nepal is sandwiched between two domineering masses of China and India. It shares borders only with these two countries and is landlocked.
  5. The first known rulers of the Kathmandu Valley were the Hindu Kiratis.
  6. The “dark age” of Nepal occurred around 600s to 1200s when Kashmir and Tibet tried to invade the country. The strategic location, however, ensured the kingdom’s survival.
  7. Nepal is the only country with a non-rectangular flag.
  8. The Bikram Sambat was introduced during the 9th century and is used to date. It is 67 years, eight and a half months ahead of the Gregorian calendar.
  9. Architecturally, Nepal proposed during the golden age when Malla kings ruled the country.
  10. Nepal does not celebrate Independence Day as it has never been colonized till date.
  11. Nepal is renowned for the presence of Gurkha soldiers. They have successfully protected the country and their fighting ability has proven to be impressive over the years.
  12. Nepal was defeated by China in an expansion attempt, thus giving rise to the Sugauli treaty, which made Nepal’s borders as it is today.
  13. Nepal recently changed from a monarchy to being a republic.
  14. Another amazing fact about Nepal is that Nepal is home to the 70 million-year-old Himalaya mountains range that separates Asia’s Tibetan plateau from the Indian subcontinent.
  15. The Himalayas of Nepal consists of8 of the 10 tallest mountains in the world. The most famous and the largest place on Earth is Mount Everest, also called Sagarmatha.
  16. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa were the first people to scale the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest.
  17. Nepal is home to the highest lake on earth, the Tilicho.
  18. Nepal is home to the deepest lake on earth, the SheyPhoksundo.
  19. Karnali river is the longest river in Nepal.
  20. Nepal is alive geologically, as the Indo Australian plate under Nepal is still moving, it will travel 1500 kilometers into Asia in the next 10 million years.
  21. The variation in altitudes in Nepal is unique. It has the highest valley in the world, the Arun valley.
  22. Nepalis home to the deepest gorge in the world, Kaligandaki.
  23. Chitwan, situated in Nepal is the world’s tallest grassland.
  24. Nepal offers hot tropical conditions to bone-chilling artic-level cold in just a variation of 100 kilometers.
  25. The Kaligandaki River situated in Nepal is older than the Himalayas.
  26. Nepal is home to a huge flora and fauna species. 5980 flowering plant species are found in Nepal.
  27. Nepal is home to 870 different species of birds, making it a home of eight percent of bird species of the world.
  28. Nepal is home to 650 different species of butterflies including the largest moth in the world.
  29. Nepal is home to the snow leopard, red panda, one-horned rhino, which are all endangered species.
  30. No blood has ever been shed in this beautiful country in the name of the ethnic or religious riot.
  31. Namaste is the way people greet each other in Nepal. They greet each other with plans placed together. Namaste essentially means “I salute the God in you”.
  32. Nepal is home to the only living Goddess in the world, called the Kumari. Pre-pubescent children are selected as children and considered to be the manifestations of female energy. These Kumari’s retire after achieving puberty.
  33. Momo is considered to be the most popular food product in Nepal. It is a flour and water dumpling steamed and eaten with a dipping sauce.
  34. The national dish of Nepal is daal, Bhaat, and Tarkari.
  35. The Elephant polo game originated from Nepal.
  36. Mount Everest is a major source of revenue in Nepal.
  37. More than half the population of Nepal survives in one dollar per day making Nepal one of the poorest countries in the world.
  38. Another amazing fact about Nepal is that it excels as an adventure and extreme sports retreat. Paragliding, bungee jumping, marathons, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and mountaineering can all be done in this beautiful country.
  39. Nepal is the second-largest source of water in the world.
  40. Despite being home to a lot of freshwater rivers and lakes.
  41. Kissing in public in Nepal can get you arrested as this country does not encourage public displays of affection.
  42. Conservation efforts in Nepal are increasing steadily, making it possible to increase the population of endangered animals and improving tourism.
  43. Nepalis home to one of the largest concentrations of the Royal Bengal Tigers. It has the second-highest concentration of one-horned rhino.
  44. Nepalis home to the largest herd of Swamp deer on earth.
  45. Nepal is also known to be home to the Yeti. Yeti is a mysterious creature said to be much larger than an average human being. Sightings have been reported on multiple occasions.
  46. Turning the map of Nepal clockwise will give you the replica of the map of Portugal.
  47. The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu as previously a huge lake full of floating lotuses. This fact has been scientifically proven to be true, meaning that Kathmandu is full of alluvial soil.
  48. Kathmandu is home to more than half of Nepal’s population.
  49. The national color of this country is red and the national flower is rhododendron.
  50. It is illegal to kill cows in Nepal. Cows are the national animal of this country.

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