"Roof of the World" , Nepal's well known nickname explains why so many come here to view it's beauty, challenge it's natural structures, and see a place many believe to be the center of earth. Cradled amongst the highest mountains in the world, it is no wonder that Nepal has come to be known as the country where deities mingle with mortals. Close to a billion people revere the Himalayas as sacred, as this country boasts the highest point in the world, Mt. Everest, known to the Nepalis as "Sagarmatha" (Mother of the Universe), which reaches 8,848 (29,028 ft) high. Another given nickname for Nepal, "A Root Between Two Stones", describes the unique positioning of this beatiful country, China to the north and India to the south.
Hundreds of millions of years ago continents where structure far differently than they are today. A sub-continent (India) and an Eurasia continent collided, creating this massive mountain range. Even today the continent of India continues to push in to Asia at a rate of about 2 inches per year. This suggest that the Himalayas are still young and will continue to grow for millions of years.