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Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT NEPAL

Nepal is more than just giant peaks, fat yaks and wise monks. And we’ve got the facts to prove it.

1. HIGH CRIMES

The maximum sentence for any crime in Nepal is 20 years

2. SKY VIPER

The Himalayan region is home to the world’s highest living snake, the Himalayan Pit Viper

3. ROOM WITH A VIEW

The Hotel Everest View just above Namche is the highest hotel in the world

4. MINI ME

Nepal is home to the world’s smallest man, whose is a mere 22 inches tall

5. THE BIGGEST LOSER

Nepalese Red Pandas lose up to 15% of their body weight during winter

6. WELCOME PARTY

Nepal opened its borders to the world in 1950

7. FAT CHANCE

Calling someone fat is a compliment in Nepal (fatness denotes wealth)

8. SKY BURIALS

In Nepal, ‘Sky Burials’ are sometimes performed and involve a corpse being cut up and/or exposed to the elements to decompose or for predatory birds to pick at.

9. HOLY COW

The killing of cows is illegal in Nepal

10. GO WITH THE FLOW

In Nepal, it is customary to always walk around temples in a clockwise direction

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