Nepal is a landlocked country located in South Asia located between the countries of India and Tibet. Through the center of Nepal run the amazing Himalayan Mountains. The majority of the mountains lie within the 22,966 ft range but within the Nepalese Himalayan mountains lie Mount Everest, known locally as Sagarmatha, which rises to 29,000 feet. The capitalof Nepal is the city of Kathmandu, which has a population of 1,000,000 in 2011. Nepal is divided into 5 geographic regions: Himalayas, Kathmandu Valley, Middle Hills, Western Tarai and Eastern Tarai. Hiking and trecking are the most popular activities in the region. When visiting, learn to practice saying "Namaste" which is a traditional greating which means 'The divine in me salutes the divine in you.'