Top 10 lesser known facts about Nepal

  1. Nepal is home to the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, which stands at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level.
  2. Nepal has a rich and diverse culture, with over 100 ethnic groups and more than 125 different languages spoken in the country.
  3. Nepal is home to a variety of unique and endangered species, including the Bengal tiger, the one-horned rhinoceros, and the snow leopard.
  4. Nepal is the birthplace of the Buddha, and it is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists from around the world.
  5. Nepal has a long and rich history, with evidence of human settlements dating back to the Neolithic period.
  6. The Nepali calendar is based on the Saka era, which is 57 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar.
  7. Nepal is home to a number of ancient temples and palaces, including the Kathmandu Durbar Square, a World Heritage Site.
  8. Nepal has a federal parliamentary republic government, with a president as the head of state and a prime minister as the head of government.
  9. Nepal is a member of the United Nations and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
  10. Nepali is the official language of Nepal, but English is also widely spoken and understood in the country.