Specialties of Nepal

Friday, April 20, 2012
Mount Everest of Nepal
Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam
Nepal is a country located between the two giants (India and China). Even being a small country in the world map, it remains high above all because of the reasons that I am going to mention below. But before that, let me give you a short history about the country – Nepal.

Nepal is a landlocked land with the population of 27 million according to the recent census. The country consists of mainly Hinduism and Buddhism. Looking at past, the war fought between British East India Company and the kingdom of Nepal is known as Anglo-Nepalese war that lasted from 1814 to 1816. After the signing of ‘Sugauli Treaty’, Nepal lost some part of its territory. Nevertheless, it’s a country that has never been conquered by the foreign rulers.

Now let us come to the main topic. What makes Nepal so special?
  • Highest peaks in the world

    Some of the highest peaks in the world are located within Nepal.  At the top is the Mt. Everest also known as the roof of the world. That is why Nepal is considered as ‘The land of Himalayas’.
  • Birth place of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

    Siddhartha Gautama Buddha is the founder the Buddhism who enlightened the Asia. This is the reason why Buddha is also called ‘The Light of Asia’. Although the controversy is being developed that Buddha was born in India but the real truth is he was born in Nepal (623 B.C.).
  • Natural Scenery

    Being a mountainous country, Nepal has got some of the best natural scenery in the world. Thousands of tourists visit annually to experience its beauties.
  • One horned rhino

    The rhino other name of rhinoceros is an animal with only few hundred or may be thousands left in the earth. Among various species is one horned rhino which can be only found in Nepal that are well preserved at the national parks.
  • Herbs

    Being a country that lies at the great Himalayas, Nepal is popular for rare herbs and natural medicinal plants. One of the main is ‘Yarshagumba (Cordyceps Sinesis)’ found in the Himalayan region of Nepal.
  • Cultural sites

    Last but not the least is the diversity of culture and religion the country posses. People of various religion and hundreds of caste speaking hundreds of different languages can be found in Nepal. Mainly the two religious sites, Swayambhunath Temple and Pashupatinath Temple are listed in the list of world’s top cultural heritage sites.
Do you know other specialties of Nepal? Please comment below so that I can add it to the list.


  1. Nepal's strong Hindu and Buddhist influence make it an immensely spiritual place, having long been a place of pilgrimage for devotees from Tibet and India. There are a range of yoga and mediation courses available amidst a backdrop that will fill your mind with amazement. As the birthplace of Lord Buddha and the host of some of the holiest temples of Hinduism, Nepal is a place that nourishes the soul. It is the only country in the world home to a living goddess, the Kumari, who is just one example of how the religious and the everyday are intertwined.