Nepal is a country of nuances – just when you think you know it all, it surprises you. From the underrated wildlife to the incredible concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, it’s a country that can’t be conventionally categorized because there truly is something for every type of traveler. Below, a round-up of interesting facts to share with your clients:
Most travelers are surprised to find that there are rhinos in Nepal – however, that’s not the only unsuspecting animal. Nepal is also home to foxes, tigers, leopards (clouded and snow), elephants, pangolins, red pandas, and even dolphins! The country’s unique topography provides for incredible biodiversity in varied micro-climates.
There are 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the small country: Chitwan and Sagarmatha National Park, Lumbini (the birthplace of Buddha), and seven in the Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Changunarayan.
Changunarayan – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Unlike in most countries, blood has never been spilled in the name of religion. Over 80 ethnic groups speaking 123 different languages all live harmoniously. Part of what makes Nepal so unique is the conflation of these different cultures that contribute to the country’s identity.
Ram Janaki Temple – Janakpur
Nepal has the highest mountains in the world – in fact, 8 of the tallest world peaks are located here, the most impressive being the famed Mount Everest which sits at 8,848 meters above sea level.
Nepal |Jan 14, 2013
Various ethnicities with different cultures inhabit the Terai (plains) of Nepal. While many festivals of Hindus are similar to other regions of the country, the Terai people do have some festivals that are unique which naturally means that there are a number of unique dances.
Sustainability |Jun 21, 2023
Among all the hotels in Kathmandu, it is truly a heritage hotel, and so recognized by none other than the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), which, in 1980, awarded it the PATA Heritage Award.
Trekking |Jun 14, 2023
These are fast moving times; changes happen overnight. Such has been the case throughout different regions of the world, and such has been the case here in Nepal too. One of the biggest changes to happen was the fall of the 250-year-old Shah monarchy
Tours |Jul 4, 2023
Tistung is also known as Tistung Deurali (deurali: resting place). Once upon a time, when the Tribhuvan Highway was the only road to the capital from outside the valley, most buses used to stop here for lunch.
Others |Jun 29, 2023
Three, long, months have passed since the Nepal suffered from the 7.9 magnitude earthquake on April 25, led to casualties in thousands. With deepest sympathy to the lost souls, but the pace of recovery is, however, an example to the resilience of Nepalese
Tours |Jul 4, 2023
A leisurely stroll along Patan’s busy roads, alleys and lanes bestows the stroller with wonderful spectacles, some of which you will probably remember for a long time to come, especially if you happen
Nepal |Jun 12, 2023
Hanuman Dhoka, or Kathmandu Durbar Square, is a World Heritage Site Monument Zone. First time visitors must surely be surprised to see that it is no museum like location, one in which things are put on more for display than for anything else.
Others |Jul 4, 2023
Once, not too long ago, rumors flew around about how Pokhara was destined to sink into the ground. It was only a matter of time. The reason for all the rumors was the fact that the city is built on land that has a river flowing beneath it, and that this river (Seti River)
Nepal |Jun 18, 2023
Nepali sculpture goes back 2,000 years with the earliest stone sculpture discovered being the headless ‘Yaksha’ of Handigaun, Kathmandu (1st Century A.D). In fact, most of the early sculptures in Nepal were of deities of the Hindu pantheon.
Sustainability |Jul 14, 2023
“Sustainable travel is up to all of us – travelers and industry providers alike – to integrate into every journey.” said Hostelling International USA’s Director of Communications and PR Netanya Trimboli in New York on Nov 17 at the ‘Global Summit’ for the sustainable tourism.
Trekking |May 26, 2023
Nepal has a large number of lakes, some of which are located at really high altitudes—they are the mountain lakes of glacial origin. It is believed that Tilicho Lake, located at 4,949 m in the district of Manang in the Annapurna Range, is the highest lake in the world.