Nepal a small landlocked country on the lap of Himalaya. Nepal is regarded as a finest touristic destination and offers the several adventure options for the visitors. With a wide variety of flora and fauna in the country, Nepal beholds some of the rare wildlife and birds inside of its small territory. Nepal, truly a heaven and known to the playground of 3.3 million gods. Stunning landscapes, mesmerizing views of the Himalaya, cheerful locals, beautiful lakes added another dimension to its beauty. Nepal holds several mysterious histories and truth and that might be unique to the readers. Let us take a look and discover the interesting facts about Nepal.
1) Nepal, The Land of Gurkhas: According to the History Nepalese people is known as the brave Gurkhas. This must be one of the most interesting parts of Nepal. Countries like India and China who surround Nepal were ruled by foreign powers in the history, but no power could suppress Nepalese and the will of the legendary Gurkhas in taking over Nepal. Gurkhas are also well known for their leadership, bravery, courage and no-fear nature that they showed in the World Wars.
2) Flag having rectangular shape: Nepal is the only country in the world, having triangular flag, red with a blue border around the unique shape of two overlapping right triangles. The smaller, upper triangle has a white stylized moon and the larger and lower triangle displays a white 12-pointed sun.
3) Land of Mount Everest: Mount Everest is known as the highest peak (8,848m) in the world, which lies in the Northen Part of Nepal.
4) Deepest Gorge: The Kali Gandaki Gorge or Andha Galchi is the gorge of the Kali Gandaki (or Gandaki River) in the Himalayas in Nepal. By some measures the Kali Gandaki gorge is the deepest gorge in the world, being 5,571 m or 18,278 ft lower than Annapurna I which bounds it at one point. Gorge depth is difficult to define due to disagreement over rim height so this claim is disputed.
5) The Highest Lake in the World: Tilicho Lake situated in 4920m it is one of the highest altitude located lake in the world. Tilicho Lake trek is the Annapurna undoubtedly provides some of the world’s best trekking routes, including as it does a greater variety of scenery and culture than can be found in any other comparable area.
6) Deepest Lake: Phoksundo Lake, also known as Shey Phoksundo Lake, is an alpine fresh water oligotrophic lake in Nepal’s Shey Phoksundo National Park, located at an altitude of 3,611.5 m above sea level in the Dolpa District. Phoksundo Lake is regarded as a deepest lake in the world.
7) Electricity Crisis: Nepal has developed a system called “load shedding” which, in essence, is its answer to a crappy infrastructure that has not been able to withstand the addition of millions of people using electrical devices, thus leaving the city on a scheduled electricity regimen. On an average day you get 2-3 hours in the morning, and then 5-7 hours at night. But the schedule changes daily.
8) Adventure Activities: Nepal has a wide prospect in mountain climbing, trekking and rafting. With eight highest peaks in the world, a lot of people come for mountain climbing and trekking to the Himalayan regions of the country.
9) Greeting Tradition: One of the most different part of greeting in this country is that they don’t shake hands or hug. They hold both of their palm and bow down and say ‘Namaste’. Mythically this means that they salute the god living inside the soul.
10) Dangerous Airpot in the World: Lukla Airport, also known as the Tenzing-Hillary Airport is a small airport in Khumbu, Nepal. At the height of 2680 meters above sea level, apart from being a rather busy airport, it is also named among the most dangerous airports in the world. The peril lies in the fact that, while it is closely guarded by the mighty Himalayas on its three sides, on the fourth side is a thousand foot drop, a valley in the mountains.