Heaven for seasoned hikers looking to challenge and conquer the Himalayas and the tallest peak of them all, Mount Everest, Nepal’s amazing landscape is truly one of a kind. Needless to say, easy and difficult hikes ranging in duration are all available for outdoor adventurers to embark on, with some of the more popular trails being the Everest and Annapurna base camp treks. With such unspoilt surroundings, Nepal also has an abundance of wildlife; spot rare one-horned rhinoceros on a game drive, meet elephants on a walking safari and seize the opportunity to spot the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger and snow leopards in their native habitats.
Whilst the momentous mountain range is ever-entwined with the lives of the locals, religion also holds as much significance to them. Begin your quest for knowledge by stopping by the Monkey Temple and Changu Narayan, both temples that are UNESCO World Heritage sites, before visiting Lumbini, the birthplace of the historical Buddha, and exploring the Potala Palace, which has been the Dalai Lama’s residence since the 7th century. Nepal is also where the world’s only living goddesses, usually young girls who only show their face in public on 13 religious occasions each year, reside.