Nepal factsAlpinism quiz
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Mt Everest. But which of them was the first to step on the summit?
It is not known. After the success, journalists persistently repeated the question which of the two men had the right to the glory of being the first one, and who was merely the second, the follower. Colonel Hunt, the expedition leader, declared: "They reached it together, as a team."
How many countries in the world have non-quadrilateral national flag?
One. Nepal is the only country in the world with non-quadrilateral national flag. Until 1962, the flag emblems, the sun and the crescent moon, had human faces. They were removed to modernize the flag.
"World’s Deadliest Mountain" is ...
Annapurna. The Annapurna peaks are among the world's most dangerous mountains to climb, although in more recent history, using only figures from 1990 and after, Kangchenjunga has a higher fatality rate. By March 2012, there had been 191 summit ascents of Annapurna I Main, and 61 climbing fatalities on the mountain. This fatality-to-summit ratio (32%) is the highest of any of the eight-thousanders. On October 2014, at least 43 people were killed as a result of snowstorms and avalanches on and around Annapurna, in the Nepal's worst ever trekking disaster.
Which founder of a religion abdicated the royal throne?
Siddartha Gautama. According to tradition, Siddartha Gautama was a son of King Suddhodana, who was an elected leader of the Shakya people. The Śākyas formed an independent republican state, with the capital of Kapilavastu in present-day Nepal. As Gautama Buddha founded a new religion and abdicated the throne, so the lineage continued with his brother Rahula.
This breed of dog is associated with ...
Dalai Lama. The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet. It was bred as an interior sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries, to alert the monks to any intruders who entered. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet, and apso is a word in the Tibetan language meaning "bearded", so, Lhasa Apso simply means "long-haired Lhasa dog".
What is the capital city of Nepal?
Kathmandu. The capital city of Nepal is Kathmandu, and it is also the largest city in the country, it is located in the World Heritage Site Kathmandu Valley. Archaeological explorations have indicated that the town was traced to the period between 167 BC and 1 AD, with the oldest findings being the statue in Maligaon that was dating back to 185 AD.