Nepal at a glance
Better known for its Himalayan massifs, Nepal boasts eight of the world’s 14 highest peaks that exceed 8,000m in altitude. It contains Mt. Everest (8,848m), the world’s highest peak, as well as seven others that rise over 8,000m above sea level. Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and is, therefore, an important destination for Buddhist pilgrims. It was at Lumbini, as inscribed on the pillar erected by the Indian king Ashoka, that the Buddha was born. Lumbini also has a number of artistic temples built through international support.
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