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Located between India and China, the non-coastal South Asian country Nepal has always had a mystical aura about it. Home to 8 out of 10 highest peaks of the world, including Mount Everest, Nepal is haven for adventure seeking people around the world. As a consequence its major tourist activities comprise of wilderness and adventure activities such as trekking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, paragliding, bungee jumping, jungle safaris and many more. Nevertheless Nepal’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty and cool weather also attracts a lot of people.
Although Nepal is an agro based country its main source of foreign income is tourism which contribute 9% of its GDP. However their tourism industry was badly shaken after the earthquake of 2015. But according to their Tourism Department they can recover about 50 per cent of it within 2017.
Adventure tourism, for which Nepal is famous for, always includes some risk. The tourism authority of Nepal tries their best to reduce the risk by providing the rescue facilities on time. Nevertheless it’s good to be cautious to avoid any accident.
Although Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Budhha, is located in Nepal, majority of people there are Hindu. However Nepal is a secular state where people following Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Kiratism and Christianity all live peacefully. There are about 123 spoken languages in Nepal, but the major two among them are Nepali and Maithili.