No country in the world can offer more impressive mountain scenery than the tiny Asian nation of Nepal. Stuffed discreetly between its two gigantic neighbours, India and China, friendly, unassuming Nepal manages to outdo both in extraordinary peaks and incredible trekking. Unbelievably, Nepal boasts 8 of the 10 tallest mountains in the world. Avid hikers could spend months exploring the Annapurna, Everest, Langtang and Mustang regions and still only just scratch the surface. Nepal is also famous for its “teahouse treks”, which let you hike from village to village, enjoying local hospitality and culture while eliminating the need to camp or carry your own food.
Of course, Nepal isn’t just about hiking. There is, of course, the chaos of Kathmandu’s legendary backpacker district, Thamel, and many people are shocked to learn that Royal Chitwan National Park is a lowland jungle paradise where you can see tigers in the wild or bathe with elephants, if that’s your kind of thing. Plus, all the rivers rushing down out of the massive mountain ranges provide opportunities for some of the best white-water rafting anywhere in the world. Finally, if all that sounds just a bit exhausting, you can finish off your trip wandering the fascinating narrow streets and markets of old villages such as Bhaktapur and Bandipur.
Excerpt by Routinely Nomadic
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CURRENCY: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
GUIDES, ITINERARIES, & ATTRACTIONS
Tour du Mont Blanc or Everest Base Camp? (Routinely Nomadic)
Ultimate Everest Base Camp Itinerary (Torn Tackies)
20 Things to Do In Kathmandu, Nepal: The Ultimate Bucket List (Bucketlist Bri)
Ultimate Guide To Annapurna Circuit Trek (Laid Back Trip)
The best things to do in Pokhara (Emma Adventures)
THE ULTIMATE NEPAL TRAVEL GUIDE: WHAT TO SEE, KNOW AND DO IN NEPAL (The Common Wanderer)
Annapurna Circuit Budget & Nepal Cost Of Travel (Laid Back Trip)
Best Places to Stay in Nepal (Little Things Travel)
Nepali Food Guide: 11 Famous Foods to Try in Kathmandu (Sher She Goes)
Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing: My Highlights and Photo Diary (Torn Tackies)
34 Things Nobody Tells You About Living In Nepal (Practical Wanderlust)
Nepal Safety Tips for Travelers (Little Things Travel)
Female Packing List for Nepal… for Non-Trekkers (Little Things Travel)