10 interesting facts about Nepal :- Nepal is a majestic country that has a rich cultural and historical heritage. The country offers an ideal opportunity for tourists and travelers to explore it’s unique cultural and natural beauty and have great peace of mind at the same time.
The rich history and beautiful nature offer many opportunities to explore and learn about various facets of the beautiful country in it’s own way. With the incredible landscape and amazing topography, Nepal offers tourists the best and memorable experience to cherish for a lifetime.
10 Interesting Facts About Nepal And Nepalese People
1. THERE’S MORE TO SEE IN NEPAL THAN MOUNT EVEREST!
Name another place in Nepal than Everest. And yes, that includes the base camp and the rest of the Himalayas. You too, Annapurna. If you have Kathmandu, you will get a B. If you have not come this far … honestly, you are not alone! Before the visit to Nepal, No one had no idea what else to see.
And have a strange obsession with Everest: consume books, movies, and reflections on Everest forever, and my idea of a romantic date on Friday night is watching Into Thin Air from the comfort and safety of my couch (For while was I’d like to climb him NEVER. Everest is just a place in Nepal. On my trip to Nepal, Anyone has NOT seen Everest.
In fact, during my entire journey, only saw one snow-capped peak in the Himalayas (though Annapurna was supposed to be visible through the window of an aeroplane, I was sitting on the wrong side and did not see it).
Although the Himalayas are the main attraction in the East, you will find a multitude of other places to visit and experience in western Nepal. The streets of Kathmandu are a total mess. Bring a mask and cross the road very carefully!
2. DRIVERS IN NEPAL EXPERIENCE MUCH MORE ABOUT THE DECORATION OF YOUR BUSES AND TRUCKS.
It seems that most vehicles on the street in Nepal are buses and trucks. And all are elaborately and lovingly decorated. It appears that motorists in Nepal are concerned with decoration.
For example, we’re talking about the neighbour who has a full storage unit that houses his Halloween settings and Christmas decorations. Only in Nepal are the decorations typically spiritual words and symbols, heart-shaped cuts (many heart cuts), to male idioms in English like ROAD KING and, oddly enough, random brand names and logos like Apple and Nike and even Facebook
3. MANY OF THE NEPAL ROADS ARE STILL UNBEFESTIGT.
See our previous point: Nepal is still a developing country. And as such, it still has enough dirt roads. This means that a trip through Nepal is a bumpy and slow adventure (which may or may not include air conditioning).
To make things more interesting, a perfectly paved road from nowhere returns to a bumpy, unpaved road, often lined with obstacles made of huge stones and other building materials, and then randomly returns to a road back paved road.
Miles later If you drive a lot in Nepal, be sure to bring lots of Dramamine, download some podcasts and expect it to take several hours longer than expected. No matter whether you are travelling in Nepal by bus, tuk-tuk or motorcycle, one thing is certain: you should probably avoid renting a car and driving yourself. Just trust us.
4. NEPAL HAS The HIGHEST PEAK AND DEEPEST GORGE
And both are in the Himalayas! You’ve heard of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, right? According to my Nepalese guide, the Kali Gandaki Gorge is the deepest in the world. According to Wikipedia, this statement is confirmed: “when measuring the depth of a canyon based on the difference between the height of the river and the heights of the highest peaks on each side”.
This feels like cheating, but I’ll leave that to Nepal. In any case, you can check it yourself while visiting the Annapurna race track: you will come by.
5. AIR QUALITY IN KATHMANDU IS HARMFUL.
How terrible According to the Yale Environmental Performance Index, Nepal ranked 176 out of 180 countries. The air in Kathmandu is so bad. Whether you are in the taxi with an open window or walking down the block, I recommend wearing a breathing mask like this: N95 or N99 should be the trick. A colourful street market in Kathmandu.
Nepal has amazing craft markets! I came back with a bowl, a cashmere blanket, hand-carved elephants, black rock salt, and everything else I could put in my suitcase. Leave some space!
6. NEPAL IS HEANING A CIVIL WAR.
The civil war in Nepal began in the mid-90s and lasted 10 years, ending only 14 years ago. Like all wars, it was brutal, chaotic and terrible. It was a struggle between the monarchy and communism, and at least on a mysterious occasion, the monarchy against the monarchy and ended with a peace agreement that appeased both sides, each represented in the current government of Nepal.
Nepal has been in peace ever since. But you are all “since then” only 14 years old. The country as a whole is still being repaired, although Nepal is safe to visit. You will not see scars from the civil war unless you are looking for them, but it is important to understand the context.
7. THE NEPAL ARMY IS EVER PRESENT.
Part of being less than two decades away from a civil war? A bit of trouble. That’s why you still see the Nepalese army in Nepal. There are several checkpoints that you should not worry about travelling with a tour guide who knows exactly what to do and has all the necessary documentation.
As Chitwan National Park stretches across the Indian border, there are tons of army camps and checkpoints buried deep in the jungle. The Nepalese army is riding elephants through the jungle (because this is the safest and most environmentally friendly way of navigating).
8. IF YOU ARE HIPS, YOU CAN SAY “THIS IS SO DANGEROUS” IF SOME WHEEL IS TOTES RAD
This is something real that modern and modern Nepalese youths say with amazing hair when they say, “that’s great”. I know, it sounds ridiculous, like a line coming directly from Archer or something.
But I swear, I did not invent it! Unfortunately, none of us here at Grandmother Wanderlust is great, young or enough not to include it in our daily lexicon. So instead, we work to get Jeremy’s student to adopt him. The last thing I heard was, “Mr Garcia, stop trying to trigger this danger.” Maybe next year …
9. The Nepalese are very well dressed and have amazing hair.
Listen: I’m trying not to make any mass generalizations about people and culture, but I’m making an exception here. Everyone has amazing hair, and I do not just mean that it’s silky and healthy like a country full of herbal essences commercials; I mean, it’s VERY FRESH and carefully cut and immaculate in style.
Everyone also dresses very well. Whether they wear traditional clothing, religious clothing or normal street clothes, it seems that they have just left the pages of Nepal Vogue and are heading for their interview with Sartorialist Street Style.
These two objective generalizations are everywhere, from Kathmandu to the smallest villages, through which we drive over bumpy and unpaved roads. Seriously, stay tuned and tell me if you do not notice the same thing during your trip to Nepal!
10. NEPAL IS THE HOME OF A GREAT VARIETY OF WILD ANIMALS!
Nepal has various wildlife and is home to a lot of delightful, diffused and sweet animals (because all the animals are adorable, diffuse and tender, yes, even the big and scary and cool animals).
How many wild animals are there? Imagine this: The jungle book was placed next door in Madhya Pradesh, India, just a few hours away.
Here are Nepal’s favourite inhabitants:
- 1. Bengal Tigers: wild and majestic kittens whose bellies anyone would like to rub.
- 2. Snow Leopards: Even wild, majestic kittens who love to play in the snow!
- 3. Red Pandas: The cutest animal out there. It looks like a fox crossed with a panda, and ADORBS goes crazy.
- 4. Rhino of a Horn: Like big, wrinkled hippos, but with huge horns. We have seen FIFTEEN rhinos on the journey!
- 5. Lazy Bears: Balloons in the truest sense of the word. Like only big, derpy, loose pine bears.
- 6. Aderkatze: Looks just like a very elegant domestic cat. Like the cat type, your cat would follow on Instagram.
- 7. Elephants: sensitive, sweet, intelligent buddies full of love and kindness (also: the most dangerous wild animal on this list).
- 8. Peacocks: fabulous and dazzling, “said Nuff.
- Of course, you cannot touch them, make friends with them, or get close to them (and you have to run away from anyone who tells you otherwise), but that does not stop me from talking to everyone and falling in love with cheesy voices. With them from afar.
You can spend a few days in Chitwan National Park and stay at the phenomenal Barahi Jungle Lodge, a sustainable ecological hostel on a quiet riverfront along the park’s edge.
We entered the park searching for boat safaris, jeep safaris, and even a jungle walk (our guides brought sticks to deter unsuspecting and hostile creatures who did nothing to ease my fear). Have you ever been on a boat safari?
At 5 in the morning, I woke up to get into these boats and float quietly along the river that borders Chitwan National Park and watched the rhinoceros taking a bath in the morning.
Nepal is a wonderland of wildlife!