What Is Nepal Famous For?

The country of Nepal is famous for being home to the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Eight of the 14 tallest mountains on the globe lie within the country's borders, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. These mountains make Nepal a haven for professional climbers.

The geography of Nepal is broken up into regions of mountains, wetlands and plains. Within the wetlands, there are 30 natural caves, including Maratika Cave, which is a famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus. The Luri and Tashi Kabum caves house murals that date as far back as the 13th century.