Nepal is a small landlocked country in South Asia, home to eight of the ten tallest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest (29,035ft / 8850m), the tallest mountain in the world. In fact, the Himalayan Region features 202 mountains rising over 19,685ft (6000m). Whilst mountains and rugged hills cover approximately 75% of the country, Nepal’s Tarai region (south) is a low-lying stretch of land, falling as low as 230ft (70m) at Kanchan Kalan.
Capital city: Kathmandu Highest Point: Mount Everest (29,035ft / 8850m) Lowest Point: Kanchan Kalan (230ft / 70m) Land Area: 55,348 sq. mi (143,351 sq. km) Water Area: 1479 sq. mi (3830 sq. km) Total Area: 56,827 sq. mi (147,181 sq. km) Coastline: None, landlocked. Bordering countries (2) China, India