Interesting Facts About Nepal

interesting facts about neal

Interesting facts about Nepal describe the information about culture, tradition, geo structure, etc. that makes Nepal unique. Moreover, it also shows how travel and tourism being more interesting.

Nepal is a small country with the various interesting things. Small landlocked country with 147,181 sq. km surrounded by India and China. Beside area, Nepal is a country where the highest peak and the deepest gorge are within a small difference. 

10 World Heritage Sites chosen from Nepal by UNESCO

In Nepal, there are altogether 10 sites that are listed in UNESCO world heritage sites from the different sectors. Likewise, these sites are listed from natural and cultural sites. The lists below are the names of the sites listed from Nepal.

  1. Pashupatinath Temple
  2. Swayambhunath Temple
  3. Boudhanath Temple
  4. Patan Durbar Square
  5. Sagarmatha National Park
  6. Chitwan National Park
  7. Lumbini, The birthplace of light of Asia ( Lord Buddha)
  8. Kathmandu Durbar square
  9. Changu Narayan Temple
  10. Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Among the 10 sites 7 sites are inside the Kathmandu valley. We do arrange the sightseeing tour to these area. Contact us for more details about tour and trekking in Nepal.  Also read more about World Heritage site of Nepal.

8 out of 10 Highest Peaks in Nepal

Nepal is one of the famous and the popular destination for tour and trekking. The main reason of being popular is the highest peak in the world Mt. Everest. Besides that, Nepal can offers various types of trekking in Nepal on the basis of trekking difficulty and mode of accommodation.

  1. Mount Everest/ Sagarmatha (8848 m)
  2. Mount Kanchenjunga (8586 m)
  3. Mount Lhotse (8516 m)
  4. Mount Makalu (8481 m)
  5. Mount Cho Oyu (8201 m)
  6. Mount Dhaulagiri(8167 m)
  7. Mount Manaslu(8156 m)
  8. Mount Annapurna I (8091 m)

We have different types of trekking around these regions. These are only the highest peaks of the world. Moreover, there are thousands of mountains located in the country, either in whole or shared with the border between China and India. Visit the trips here about trekking to these area. Contact Us for Trekking In Nepal.

Deepest Gorge In The World

This deepest gorge added the interesting facts about Nepal beside the highest peaks of Nepal. Kali Gandaki gorge is the deepest gorge in the World. Read more about Kali Gandaki Gorge.

Sacred Temples in Nepal

Nepal is a home of different 33 million gods and goddesses of Hinduism. It shows that, about 80% of Hindus are still in Nepal. All these gods and goddesses are kept in their own individual houses, these houses are called temple. Here are some names of temples that related to different gods and goddesses.

  1. Pashupatinath Temple
  2. Swayambhunath Stupa
  3. Boudhanath Stupa
  4. Janaki Temple
  5. Muktinath Temple
  6. Lumbini
  7. Gosaikunda
  8. Changunarayan
  9. Budanilkantha
  10. Manakamana  and etc.,

These only the some examples of which are famous in Nepal. Nepal is the best destination for the pilgrimage tour, where we provide the chance to visit these famous places.

Religion in Nepal (Nepal is a secular state)

The number of temples, churches, mosques, monasteries show the unity in diversity in Nepal. Nepal is multi-cultural, multi-language, and also multi-religion country where we can find the following religious in Nepal.

  1. Hindu (80.62%)
  2. Buddhist (10.74%)
  3. Muslim (4.20%)
  4. Kirant (3.60%)
  5. Christian (0.45%)
  6. Others (0.4%)

Nepali cuisine

Dhido and Gundruk is the national Nepali cuisine and famous all over Nepal. Moreover, Dal-Bhat-Tarkati is the popular food eaten every day by most of Nepali twice a day. It consists of non-veg plus veg items.

  1. Dhindo & Gundruk
  2. Dal-Baht-Tarkari
  3. Mo:Mo, etc.

Live goddess (Kumari)

Nepal has traditional of worshiping the young pre-adolescent girl as living goddess. We called her as name of Kumari. The word kumara is derived from the Sanskrit Kaumarya. She is selected from Newari community of Shakya caste.


According to the Nepal national census 2011, there are 123 languages listed that are spoken as a mother tongue in Nepal. Even the official language of Nepal is Nepali, people speak the following languages:

Language spoken in Nepal
Language spoken in Nepal in %

Festive and Celebration

  1. Dashain
  2. Tihar
  3. Holi
  4. Maghe Sankranti
  5. Chhath
  6. Buddha Jayanti
  7. Janai Purnima

Flag Unlike Other’s

Did you ever saw a flag like triangular. Probably no, rather than Nepal’s national flag. This flag has a meaningful decoration including the meaning of SUN and MOON enclosed in blue border on red plain background having white color.

High Tourist Area

  1. Thamel
  2. Pokhara Lakeside

Lake in The Highest Altitude

Tilicho lake is a lake located in Manang district of Nepal having elevation of 4,919 meters from the sea level.

  1. Gokyo lakes
  2. Tilicho Lake
  3. Rara Lake
  4. Phoksundo Lake
  5. Gosaikunda Lake

Endangered Species

  1. Clouded leopard (Dhuwase Chituwa)
  2. The red panda (Habre)
  3. One-horned Rhinoceros (Eksinge gainda)
  4. Bengal Tiger (Pate Bagh)
  5. Asiatic Elephant (Hatti)
  6. Giant Hornbill (Dhanesh)
  7. Asiatic Rock Python (Azingar)

More facts about Nepal

  1. National animal: Cow (goodness Laxmi)
  2. National bird: Daphne
  3. National flower: Rhodendern
  4. National colour: Crimson
  5. National anthem: “sayaung thunga Phool ka Hami”
  6. National game: Dandi Biyo
  7. National emblem: Coat of arms
  8. National dress: Daura-Suruwal for men & Gunyo Cholo for women


What is MO: MO?

Mo: Mo is a type of dumpling with meat or vegetable insides. Mainly, steam momos are popular in Nepal also we can eat fried. If it consists veg item it called veg momo and if it consists of meat items its non-veg. It is the popular fast food in Nepal.

These are the major Interesting facts about Nepal. Read more about Best time to visit Nepal. Want to explore Nepal at an affordable cost? Speak to a travel expert at EliteTreks, book a free consultation today! Also, call us on WhatsApp us +977-9846730901

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