Tourism accounts for about 24% of the Nepalese national income. Nepal’s mountains and valleys around it are charming and attract tourists, especially from Europe and Asia, to climb the mountains. Nepal is home of 8 out of the world’s 10 highest mountains, including Mount Everest – the world’s highest mountain (8848 meters). In addition to mountaineering, Nepal also relies on religious tourism, as it hosts various Hindu and Buddhist shrines and temples, and safari journeys in the Terai plain region adjacent to India. This region is home to several wild animals native to the Indian Peninsula. Other tourist activities in Nepal include hunting, mountain flights, mountain biking, climbing, hot-air ballooning, parachuting, speed boats, jet skiing and fishing.