Nepal Facts: Lesson for Kids

Instructor: Diane Sieverson

Diane has taught all subjects at the elementary level, was the principal of a K-8 private school and has a master's degree in Measurement and Evaluation.

Nepal is a small country in Asia. Come learn about this country, who its neighbors are on the map, its famous mountain range, what kind of money is used there, what languages the residents speak, and some other cool facts about Nepal.

Where is Nepal?

You are with a group of people and are being led up a steep, rocky mountain by a guide. You have to wear a heavy coat, gloves, and a hat because it gets colder as you go higher into the mountains. You turn around and look at the valley below you that seems to get smaller with every step. You are hiking in the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal!

Nepal is a small country in Asia located between India and China. It would fit inside the state of Montana more than 2 ½ times!

Map of Nepal
Map of Nepal

Nepal's capital is Kathmandu (pronounced cat-man-DUE) and it is located near the middle of the country. You'll have to exchange your U.S. dollars for Nepalese rupees if you want to buy a snack there since that is the money they use.

It is easy to travel around the United States because most everyone you meet speaks English. The official language of Nepal is Nepali. Many people also learn English as a second language and about 50 other languages are spoken there, too!

Famous Features of Nepal

Because it is surrounded by land, it does not touch any ocean or have any ocean beaches. But it does have a famous mountain range on its border called the Himalayas.

Mount Everest is part of this mountain range and is the highest mountain on Earth. It sits on the border between Nepal and China and is more than 5 miles high. It would take more than 276 blue whales, the biggest animals on Earth, stacked nose to tail to reach that height!

Mount Everest on the left
Mount Everest on the left

Although it's dangerous to climb, people try it every year and some make it to the top. They are often led by Sherpas, who are a culture of people that live in the mountains of Nepal, though some live in other countries. They are usually very good climbers and know Mount Everest well.

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