Namaste and welcome to the roof of the world! We are proud to present our 4th country on this platform: Nepal! And how could we start off better than by introducing you to this gorgeous Asian country?
The Nepali landscape is quite simply high, literally. Its altitudinal range goes from as low as 59 meters up to 8848 meters. Since Nepal holds a major part of the Himalayas, it’s no wonder that 8 out of 10 of the world’s highest mountains are located in Nepal. The tallest one being no other than the highest mountain of the world, Mount Everest. Granted, Nepal shares this mountain with China, but this is still an amazing fact. Also it’s no wonder that Nepal holds the highest lake on earth, Tilicho, the highest dale, Arun valley, and the deepest canyons. But there is far more to Nepal than just plain mountains.
For example, the Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal, is a jungle teeming with life. The park adjoins India and it is definitely a must-see. You can partake on guided tours and you are almost garanteed to see wild rhinoceroses. If you are lucky you might be able to spot crocodiles and Bengal tigers as well. You will also be able to see elephants, but they won’t be wild, as elephants are working animals in Nepal.
There is another fact about Nepal that I personaly find truly amazing: Throughout the entire country there two of the worlds major religious groups living in peace and harmony, these religions being Buddhsm and Hinduism. Of course there are parts of the country where people are more likely part of either one of the religions. But especially in the capital, Kathmandu, one notices how they can live together without fighting one another. This is very special on this planet. Both religions have a lot of important places in Nepal. There are plenty of temples all over the country. The religions are a huge part of Nepal’s culture and architecture, which is visible everywhere you go. Most importantly though: Buddhas birthplace is located in Kapilavastu, Lumbini, Nepal. This place is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
By the way, Nepal has the most dense concentration of World Heritage Sites, so you will nearly automatically stumble upon one or another while you are exploring the country.
Nepal is simply gorgeous. Find it out by yourself! Book a trip via Socialbnb! Did we miss anything? Feel free to tell us about your experiences!
Written by: Sophie Fritzen
Edited by: Robert Beahr