Geography of Nepal
Nepal may be a small country, but the contrast between mountain and meadow makes it a giant in terms of terrain. It’s sandwiched between China and India and sits on the boundary of two huge tectonic plates, setting the scene for a raw and untouched slice of paradise. There are five seasons throughout the year, multiple different altitude levels to visit and an epic river system – so whether you’re researching the climate in the Himalayas for your next adventure, or just a little curious about the mountains and the land, you’ll find all you need to know here.
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Nepal is roughly the size of New York, but instead of towering skyscrapers, imagine 8 out of the world’s 14 tallest mountains rising above you. This dramatic landscape ranges from as low as 70m above sea level to 8,848m (courtesy of Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world). It was created around 40 million years ago by the breaking up of Pangaea and the smashing together of two tectonic plates. At the time the two plates - Indian and Eurasian - were at geological loggerheads until the Indian landmass was forced beneath the Eurasian plate, driving the rise of the Himalayan mountain range. These mountains were formed relatively quickly (in geological terms) and are still growing by a centimetre each year.