Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked country in south Asia. Located in the Himalayan mountains, it is bordered by China and India. Some quick facts about Nepal include:

  • Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal.

  • Nepal is roughly the size of Arkansas, and has a population of just under 30 million people.

  • Siddhartha Guatama, more commonly known as Buddha, was born in Lumbini, in the south-western portion of the country. The area has become a popular spot for Buddhists to visit.

  • The Sherpa are an ethnic group from of Nepal. The word Sherpa also refers to men who serve a guides for mountain climbing expeditions in the Himalayas.