Humble Nepal sits in the shadow of its enormous neighbours, China and India, but it has much to offer the intrepid traveller. It’s a country of vast extremes and rugged beauty, ancient tradition and a deep respect for nature. Some of the world’s mightiest mountains are nestled into Nepal’s landscape, including Annapurna, Lhotse and of course, soaring Mount Everest, making it a dream destination for hikers and climbers alike.
Tuck into momos (dumplings) and traverse the winding streets of the capital Kathmandu, watch colourful prayer flags flitter in the breeze of remote villages and explore Hindu temples like sacred Pashupatinath. For the adventurous, there are ample places to raft, bungee or paraglide across the country. Nepal is a place of wonder and formidable beauty that deserves a spot on every bucket list.