Nepal, the Himalayan sangria la between two large nations; India and China, covers an area of 147,181 sq. km. Although it is a small country in the area it doesn’t miss a chance to mesmerize the visitors and it is indeed one of the best tourist destinations. Well-known in the world as the home to 8 out of 14 World’s highest peaks including the highest of them all Mt. Everest and the Birth Place of Lord Buddha; Nepal is also rich in its unique culture and tradition and, is prominent for its hospitality. This compact nation is the home to 125 ethnic groups, 9 religion, and 123 different languages; Nepali being the national language.
Nepal is not just famous for its culture, tradition and the lofty Himalayas but it is also popular for the variance in climate, from tropical to arctic and therefore Nepal accommodates a large variety of plants and animals i.e. 208 mammal species, over 900 bird species, 5067 species of plants among which 5041 were angiosperms and the remaining 26 species were gymnosperms, a wide variety of species of reptiles and aquatic animals. Nepal also accommodates some of the globally threatened animals and birds. Some of the endangered animals are: Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhinoceros, Himalayan Musk Deer, Asiatic Elephant, Four homed Antelope, Lynx, Clouded Leopard, Great Tibetan Sheep, Hispid Hare and so on, some of the birds are: Great Horabill, Impeyan Pheasant, Lesser Florican, Crimson-honied Pheasant, Black Stork, White Stork and so on and some of the endangered reptiles found in Nepal are: Gharial, Golden Monitor Lizard and Asiatic Rock Python.
With 14 peaks over 8000 m including Mount Everest, Mt. Kanchanjunga as well as 2 of the highest mountain ranges in the world i.e. Nepal is renowned as one of the best trekking and climbing destinations in the world. Recently Nepal has also managed to enlist its name among the destination for various other adventure sports such as Bungee Jumping; world longest free fall, River rafting, Paragliding, Mountain Flight, Indoor rock climbing and many more.
Nepal is truly amazing. It has so much to offer to its visitors. Do not get fooled by its place on the world map; in spite of having a small area, Nepal has so much to offer to the world. It is a country not just rich in culture, tradition or natural beauty but also the unique handicraft, art and the warm hospitable people whose memory will always be with you and will make you want to come back again and again.