Here below we are bringing you our list of the Top 10 amazing facts about Nepal. Things, that you should be aware of or you should know before you would decide to travel to this incredible country that can offer you various ways how to spend your holidays there.
Nepal is also one of the countries on our list of top exotic destinations you can afford! It is a country, that you can not change, but it will change you, once you leave…
Top 10 Amazing Facts about Nepal
Electricity outages is a daily routine of all citizens of Nepal. Although Nepal ranks second in water resource in the world, and has great prospects of hydropower of around 83,000 MW, the country is bound to face load-shedding problems throughout the year. The crappy infrastructures of the country is not able to withstand the addition of around two millions of people in the county. With border encroachment from India, even rivers are not given to be used properly. On average, people get around 9-12 hours of electricity throughout the day and the schedule changes almost 3-4 times in different seasons. This has been the main reason for underdevelopment as it affects a lot in the long run of industries, factories and offices.
2. World Heritage sites
Nepal has the densest concentration with regards to World Heritage sites. Kathmandu Valley which includes 3 districts Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur holds around 7 World Heritage Cultural sites at around a radius of 15 kilometers. Some of them include the Pashupatinath, the Swayambhunath, Boudha Stupa, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square. And have you know that travelling with a baby does not protects you to visit even such an exotic countries as Nepal is?
3. Touching with your feet
Related to the fact that feet are considered dirty in much of south Asia, the Nepalese would take great offense to the act of stepping over someone, in particular stepping over their outstretched legs. It’s best to just go around. Touching anything with your feet is considered offensive in Nepal!
The abominable snowman, also known as the yeti, is a legendary apelike creature that is believed to frequent the high valleys of Nepal.
6.The flag of Nepal
The flag of Nepal is the only National flag that is not quadrilateral in shape. It contains two symbols – sun and moon. Its crimson red is the colour of the rhododendron, the country’s national flower. Red is also the sign of victory in war. The blue border is the colour of peace. Until 1962, the flag’s emblems, the sun and the crescent moon, had human faces. They were removed to modernize the flag of Nepal. The two triangles represent the Himalayan Mountains and two major religions Hinduism and Buddhism that people most follow in the country.
7. First conquerors of Mt. Everest
Before Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay successfully reached the summit of Mt. Everest on 29th of May 1953, two other expeditions got close. Most famous of these was the 1924 climb of George Leigh Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine. They climbed Mount Everest at a time when the aid of compressed air was still new and controversial. The pair of climbers was last seen still going strong at the Second Step. Many people still wonder if Mallory and Irvine might have been the first to make it to the top of Mount Everest. However, no one will probably unravel the mystery, since the two men did not make it back down the mountain alive…
Reinhold Messner (Italy) and Peter Habeler (Austria) reached the summit in 1978, the first climbers to do so without the use of supplemental oxygen.
Reinhold Messner climbed Everest alone in 1980, again without use of supplemental oxygen. Prior to this solo ascent, he had not set up a camp on the mountain..
8. Mt. Everest and the others…
Eight of the world’s 10 highest peaks can be found in Nepal. You may find the list of the peaks below:
1. Mount Everest 8848m – the world´s highest mountain above sea level
2. Kangchenjunga 8586m – 3rd highest peak on Earth
3. Lhotse 8516m – 4th highest
4. Makalu 8462m – 5th highest
5. Cho Oyu 8201m – 6th highest
6. Dhaugaliri I. 8167m – 7th highest
7. Manaslu 8156m – 8th highest
8. Annapurna I. 8091m – 10th highest
Together with Pakistani K2 (2nd highest peak in the world, 8611m) and Nanga Parbat (9th highest, 8125m) this also makes the list of Top 10 highest peaks in the world!
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9. Sherpa people
Sherpa people, an ethnic group from the eastern mountainous part of Nepal, are usually employed as porters for mountain expeditions because, on account of their genetics and upbringing, they do not suffer the effect of altitude as adversely as other people do. Today, the term is often used by foreigners to refer to almost any guide or porter hired for mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas, regardless of their ethnicity which is however wrong term. (but because of common usage, the term became a slag used for a guide or porter).
Nepal’s local name for Mt. Everest is Sagarmatha which means “goddess of the sky.” (Mt. Everest is known as Chomolungma in Tibet. Chomolungma means goddess and mother of the world. Chomolungma was the original name for Mount Everest.)
Khumbu (also known as the Everest Region) is a sub-region in Solu Khumbu located on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. Zone around Mt. Everest is a protected area known as Sagarmatha National Park, which was established in 1976.
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