10 Things About Nepal

1. Nepal is sandwiched between two large countries: China and India.

2. It is home to the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Lumbini, birthplace of The Buddha.

3. Nepal is also the home of Kumari, the world’s only living Goddess.

4. There are more festivals in Nepal than there are days of the year.

5. There are more gods in Nepal than there are people.

6. Nepal boasts 12 national parks and conservation areas, 1 wildlife reserve, and 1 hunting reserve.

7. In addition to Mount Everest, Nepal has over 8,000 peaks, 327 of which are offered for climbing.

8. Mount Everest is 16x the height of the CN Tower.

9. 23% of the land in Nepal is protected.

10. Thanks to effective conservation efforts, the number of endangered Bengal tigers has risen to 198 (as of 2014). By 2022, Nepal has targeted to increase that number to 250. Tourists can visit Chitwan and Bardia national parks to see tigers.