25 facts about Nepal

1. Nepal has all the climatic zones on Earth – from permafrost to the tropics.

2. The motto of Nepal is “Mother and homeland are dearer than the heavenly kingdom”.

3. Almost half of Nepal’s territory is located at an altitude of 3000 meters, which makes it the highest mountainous state in the world.

4. Nepal has the highest and perhaps the most famous mountain on Earth – Everest (Chomolungma) rises up to 8848 meters. Every tenth person out of the multitude trying to conquer him dies. These are the statistics.

5. People who have conquered Everest can eat for free at the Rum Doodle establishment for their whole life.

6. The national flag of Nepal is not rectangular like the rest of the world – it consists of two red triangles with a blue edging. The sun and the moon are depicted on the red field.

7. Nepal has the lowest urban population in the world – only 14% of citizens are urban. This is less than even in African countries.

8. Nepal remains one of the poorest countries on Earth.

9. Only monks or their parents can touch the heads of the inhabitants of Nepal, for all others such a gesture is considered indecent.

10. Nepalese do not eat beef because the cow is considered a sacred animal here.

11. In Nepal, no handshake is used to greet.

12. The Nepalese are still divided according to the caste principle, there is also the untouchable caste among them. The transition from one caste to another is impossible.

13. In 2001, the Nepalese crown prince assassinated the king and nearly all members of the royal family and then committed suicide. This tragedy was the reason for the abolition of the monarchy and the transition to democracy.

14. In Nepal, polygamy is officially allowed, and in the north of the country – polyandry (having multiple husbands for one woman).

15. The border between China and Nepal, passing through the Himalayas, is considered the highest in the world.

16. In Nepal, there are girls-goddesses Kumari, who are considered the living embodiment of the deity Taleju Bhavani. The little ones who managed to pass the competitive selection for compliance with 32 parameters live carefree in the palace until they grow up.

17. In Nepal there is a sacred mountain Machapuchare, climbing which is prohibited – according to legend, at its top sits the Hindu deity Shiva and smokes a pipe.

18. The Kaligandak Gorge, through which the Gandaki River flows, is the deepest in the world. The river valley cuts through the Great Himalayan Range between the Annapurna and Daulagiri mountains, each of which is over 8000 meters high.

19. In a Buddhist monastery located in the Sagarmatha National Park, you can see the scalp of a Bigfoot (Yeti). At least that’s what the Nepalese say.

20. In the mountainous area of ​​Nepal, local residents collect mushrooms Yartsagumba (cordycepsis), a kilogram of which costs up to 25 thousand euros. In folk medicine, this mushroom is used to treat many diseases, including cancer.

21. It is believed that all Buddhas who come to Earth will be born in Nepal.

22. Nepal’s Lukla Airport, located at 2,845 meters, is the most dangerous air harbor in the world. The 257-meter runway is sandwiched between a mountain and a hill, leaving no chance of a go-around.

23. Nepal is one of the few Asian countries that has never been colonized or invaded by another state, although Britain tried to do so.

24. The smallest man in the world, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, whose height was only 54.6 centimeters, was a native of Nepal.

25. There is only one day off in Nepal – Saturday. In addition, this country is now not 2016, but 2073, according to the local calendar.

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