Home to Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, Nepal is a rectangular nation with a land area of about 381,200 square kilometers. Eight of the ten highest mountains in the world is in Nepal. Tourism is the largest industry in the country and is the major source of foreign exchange and revenue.

Mount Everest, Nepal
Mount Everest, Nepal | Photo by shrimpo1967 under creative commons

Key Facts About Nepal

Location Landlocked country in South Asia
CurrencyNepalese Rupee
Currency Conversion1NPR = 0.0090USD
ClimateIn the north summers are cool and winters severe, while in the south summers are tropical and winters are mild.
Population29+ million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Hindu
LanguageNepali is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Nepal

  • Mount Everest
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Durbar Square, Bhaktapur
  • Phewa Lake
  • Durbar Square, Kathmandu
  • Ancient Town of Patan
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Pokhra Valley
  • Swayambhu Mandir