, a place of eternal beauty, is a land of colorful cultures
, ancient history
and people, traditional arts
, and picturesque scenery. It is popularly known as the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest
Historically, Nepal has been a kingdom centered in the Kathmandu
Valley for more than 1,500 years. During most of that period, the Kathmandu Valley has been Nepal's political, economic, and cultural hub and was once a sanctuary for waves of .