Find out more about the greatest Nepalese, including Gautama Buddha, Tenzing Norgay, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Birendra of Nepal and Jung Bahadur Rana.

Don’t go by the size of Nepal - instead, go by its heights! Nepal is home to eight of the ten world’s highest mountains, all within merely 143,000 sq kms area. Unbelievable as this may seem to be, Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world lies in Nepal and so does Tilicho Lake, the highest lake on earth. A landlocked mountainous country, Nepal proffers travellers with its spectacular landscape, alluring mountain peaks and mesmerizing lakes. But there is more to this beautiful country than its stunning natural beauty – its nationals. Nepal is home to amazingly talented men and women who are the true jewels of the country. These nationals have through their work and life helped Nepal gain an important position on the world map. Right from Prithvi Narayan Shah who was the founder of Nepal and till date referred to as the most famous King of Nepal to Narayan Gopal, the Sur Samrat or the King of Vocals of Nepal, the bold, courageous and valiant Pasang Lhama Sherpa who became the first Nepali women to conquer Mount Everest to Tenzing Norgay the first mountaineer to stand atop Everest alongside Sir Edmund Hillary, the list is endless. Go through this section and find out in details about famous Nepalese and their contributions.
Gautama BuddhaGautama Buddha
(Founder of Buddhism)

0563 BC

Tenzing NorgayTenzing Norgay
(Mountaineer)

29 May 1914

Sandeep LamichhaneSandeep Lamichhane
(Cricketer)

02 August 2000

Chandra Bahadur DangiChandra Bahadur Dangi
(Shortest Adult Male in Recorded History)

30 November 1939

Anatoli BoukreevAnatoli Boukreev
(Mountaineer)

16 January 1958

Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Birendra of Nepal
(11th King of Nepal)

28 December 1945

Begum Hazrat MahalBegum Hazrat Mahal
(Wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah)

1820 AD

Jung Bahadur Rana Jung Bahadur Rana
(Former Ruler & Prime Minister of Nepal)

18 June 1816

Girija Prasad Koirala Girija Prasad Koirala
(Former Prime Minister of Nepal)

04 July 1924

Baburam BhattaraiBaburam Bhattarai
(35th Prime Minister of Nepal)

18 June 1954

Sushil KoiralaSushil Koirala
(Former Prime Minister of Nepal)

12 August 1939

Prachanda Prachanda
(Prime Minister of Nepal)

11 December 1954

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah DevMahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
(Former King of Nepal)

11 June 1920

Krishna Prasad Bhattarai Krishna Prasad Bhattarai
(Former Prime Minister of Nepal)

24 December 1924

Gyanendra of NepalGyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
(Former King of Nepal)

07 July 1947

Gyanendra of NepalGyanendra of Nepal

07 July 1947

Apa SherpaApa Sherpa
(mountaineer)

1960 AD

AnandaAnanda

0573 BC

Mahendra of NepalMahendra of Nepal
(Monarch)

11 June 1920

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
(Explorer, Cartographer, Geographer, Rock climber)

02 November 1899

Pasang Lhamu SherpaPasang Lhamu Sherpa
(Mountaineer)

10 December 1961

Babu Chiri SherpaBabu Chiri Sherpa
(Mountaineer)

22 June 1965

Ram Baran YadavRam Baran Yadav
(Politician)

04 February 1948

Prashant TamangPrashant Tamang
(Singer, Actor)

04 January 1983

Tul Bahadur PunTul Bahadur Pun
(Military personnel)

23 March 1923

Ang RitaAng Rita
(mountaineer)

1948 AD

Jigme Khesar Namgyal WangchuckJigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck
(Druk Gyalpo)

21 February 1980