Thought you knew Nepal? Well, maybe it’s time to think again. This infographic contains 50 amazing facts about this astounding country that will surprise and intrigue you. Even the most jaded traveller’s feet will start to itch again, and there’s enough ammunition here to have you firing on all cylinders in any pub quiz.
Nepal lies sandwiched between the two domineering land masses and national powers that are India and China, yet it still manages to retain a culture that is distinctly its own.
We all know that the highs of visiting Nepal include the majestic towering peak of Mount Everest, which finally kisses the sky at 8,850 metres. But did you know that 8 out of 10 of the world’s highest mountains are found within the relatively small 143,000 km2 that Nepal occupies?