Nepal is the most-most
Nepal is the highest mountainous country in the world due to its location among the Himalayas (40% of the territory is located at an altitude of over 3000 m).
On the territory of Nepal there are 8 of the 14 eight-thousanders of the world, including the highest point of the planet – Mount Everest, or Chomolungma (8848 m).
Nepal has the largest rural population in the world at 86%. This is even more than in the poorest African countries.
The border between Nepal and China, which runs along the Himalayan range, including 4 eight-thousanders (Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu) is the highest in the world.
There is also the deepest gorge in the world (Kaligandakskoe), which is separated by two eight-pitched fields Annapurna and Daulagiri.
Mount Annapurna I (8091 m) is the very first eight-thousander in the world, where a man climbed in 1950, but it is still the most dangerous peak (mortality rate 32%).
The airport in Lukla, which serves as a starting point for all trekkers and climbers in the Everest region, is considered the most difficult and dangerous in the world, since the runway is at an altitude of 2860 m and is only 527 m long with a slope of 12%, with one it rests against a rock, on the other it goes into a cliff.
In the capital of Nepal (Kathmandu) there is the most visited Buddhist temple in the world – the Bodnath Stupa, which is also one of the largest and oldest.
And even the smallest man in the world was born in Nepal, his height was only 54.6 cm.
According to some sources, the territory of Nepal is considered one of the most ancient inhabited lands on our planet. Scientists claim that the first people appeared here about 30 thousand years ago.
And, as for me, the Nepalese are the happiest people, despite the poverty and difficult living conditions. They are very welcoming and always smiling. During the trek, talk to your porter or another Nepalese you meet – you will never hear from him complaining about life, even if he has to live away from his family and carry 30 kg daily over long distances.