8 Surprising Facts about Nepal Culture

It is justified to say that Nepal is among those countries where modernization and global advancement have not replaced the ancestral culture. Even though people have access to all the modern amenities, some of the basic things are still given as much importance as it should receive. Nepal is considered as a multicultural territory that receives uncountable tourists for stunning sites and gigantic mountains across countries. However, the stories of Nepal and its incredible culture won’t be enough, get to know some of the important facts about Nepal Culture right here.

1. An extreme territory among giants

This country is considered to be landlocked before it is surrounded by Asian giants like the People’s Republic of China and in the north, and India in the south. Instead of being sandwiched between giant neighbors like India and China, Nepal is considered to have preserved its unique Nepal cultures and traditions for ages now. Nepal has a wide and diverse selection of territories, which extends from the humid wooded plains of the Terai, towards the highest mountain peaks of the earth make. These brilliant additions make Nepal the first selection for any tourist.

2. The freak street

The freak street is one of the epicenters in the country since Nepal is well known for housing a large number of Bohemians, artists, and hippies. This street became a famous place after the hippie movement in the ’60s. It’s a very narrow street which is located in Durbar Square, this place is also visited by most of the tourists where at one point of time cannabis were once legally sold. Even though cannabis is not legally sold, the plants can be seen in the surrounding area.
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Freak Street

3. Visit the highest mountains on earth

Nepal is considered to house some of the stunning and highest mountains in this country. It has around 8 peaks of the 10 famous mountains on earth. These mountains have an elevated height of around 8,000 m (26,247ft) above the sea level.

Mount Everest
Take photos of Mount Everest

Here are some of the most recognized mountains in the world.

Annapurna I – 8,091 m (26,545ft)
Mount Everest – 8,848 m (29,028ft)
Lhotse – 8,516 m (27,940ft)
Kanchenjunga – 8,586 m (28,169ft)
Dhaulagiri I – 8,167 m (26,795ft)
Manaslu – 8,156 m (26,758ft)
Makalu – 8,481 m (27,825ft)
Cho Oyu – 8,201 m (26,906ft)

4. Get to see the deepest canyon on earth

Apart from having the highest mountain peak in the world, this country also has the existence of Kali Gandaki canyon with 4,375 meters which is the second deepest canyon in the world. Due to this brilliant place, the country attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year. The Canyon is formed by the Kali Gandaki River across the Himalaya which considered as the largest summit on a planet with around 8,000 meters high.

5. The moon and the sun

This detail is mentioned about the unique shape of the flag of Nepal. It is quite different unlike the other countries, the flag consists of 2 different triangles that are non-identical to each other and it symbolizes the Himalaya Mountains. The flag has a moon in one part and sun in the other part of the flag. People have made immense interpretations of this symbol, and the most common among that interpretation is the moon representing the cool weather of the country and the sun that represents the warm resolve of the people of Nepal.

6. Home to endangered animals

This country has a very famous national park called the Chitwan National park situated in the heart of the Jungle. This place has successfully reserved some of the amazing animals like Asian rhinoceros, snow leopard, Bengal tiger, king cobra, Ganges dolphin, Indian python, monitor lizard, elongated tortoise, and the marsh crocodile. This place uses to face some regular threat by poachers but the park took some safety measures to preserve the remaining population of these important animals.
An Asian Rhinoceros
An Asian Rhinoceros in Chitwan National Park

7. The story of Dal Bhat

Dal Bhat is considered to be a representative dish in Nepal culture of food. This dish consists of Dal (Lentils) and Bhat (Rice), it is cooked with chili, garlic, tomatoes and some other side vegetable with other herbs and spices. This dish is eaten at any time of the day; traditionally it can be eaten in the morning, at night as dinner and evening if needed at an affordable price.

8. The legend of Yeti

The interesting facts about Nepal culture are incomplete without mentioning Yeti. However, people in other monasteries and the natives have shared several stories about this fictional character.
This character is described as a giant bipedal ape that is believed to be situated in the Himalayas wooded areas.

Important Travel Tips

After knowing some of these incredible facts about Nepal culture, you must also be aware of basic travel tips to enjoy and experience Nepal like never before. Some of this relative information will help you get things right in a new country.

•    Avoid trekking solo
•    You must carry a universal adapter
•    Beware of the money scamming taxi drivers
•    Visit the night clubs early
•    Carry an extra passport photographs
•    Avoid visiting the shady dance bars
•    Get a vaccination before entering the country
•    Avoid drinking tap water
•    Carry cash and small denomination at all times
•    Don’t forget to haggle
Traveling to Nepal
Traveling with a Companion

Following these tips will save you from various issues and help you get an enhanced experience of the brilliant culture of Nepal. Nepal is undoubtedly considered to be the hub of having a brilliant culture and interesting facts that are very unique as compared to the other places you have been.

Nepal is also famous for having some of the highest mountains and healthiest food. If you are a nature lover, you would want to spend some more time around the alluring nature’s beauty of this place. Don’t forget to carry your camera to capture some of the stunning sites in Nepal.

Further Reading:

10 Interesting Myths about History of Nepal

Nepal Facts You Should Know

Dissecting Nepal with Religion: What Is the Main Religion in Nepal?

Nepal Population by Religion

Tipping in Nepal