Nepal

temples in kathmandu

Valley deep, mountain high, welcome always

Northern India's kinder, gentler cousin, Nepal is a true Himalayan kingdom. Sharing Everest, the Earth's highest mountain, on its northern border, and with seven more 8,000m (26,246 ft) peaks sprinkled around the country, Nepal has the best trekking in the world. Sitting in a bowl of Himalayan mountain peaks, the capital Kathmandu is surely one of the world's most fascinating cities. For decades it has served as a hub for a multicoloured mix of travellers, trekkers, and hippies from around the world, and in its famous Durbar Square, every day a theatre of Hindu and Buddhist traditions plays out. The warm Nepali people themselves are a study in Buddhism: often very poor, yet sure to beat you to a smile.

Featured blog posts

Time-lapse Tuesday: Clouds Over Mt Everest

Oct. 14, 2014, 4:33 p.m.

This planet's highest mountain at 8,848m (29,029 ft) above sea level shares an international border with Nepal and China at its summit. We think of Everest as a peak to summit, #TimelapseTuesday brings you a lateral perspective. Sit back and watch the clouds roll over.

Eating Your Way Around Nepal

May 14, 2014, 3:51 p.m.

Hungary for Nepal? See how Wanderer-in-Residence Nellie Huang tucks into the country's diverse culinary scene. We think you'll find that this small country has plenty on the menu

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