Everest Base Camp
People flock from all over the world to attempt the arduous hike to Everest Base Camp. At an altitude of 5,364 metres (nearly 18,000 feet) and some of the best mountain views in the world, the multiple-day trek is well worth the effort.
The capital Kathmandu
The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, is a cultural hub and somewhere you must visit to get the most out of the country. It’s a chaos of sounds, smells and action and will introduce you to a unique side of Nepal.
The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet, the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu is a sacred place. Each part of the building represents stages to the path of enlightenment as well as the elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether.
The Annapurna Circuit is one of the world’s best hiking routes, starting in Pokhara. It covers between 160-230km at an altitude of 5,416m on the Thorung La Pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. It’s a tough trip, taking multiple days, traversing through a variety of landscapes as well as the famous and dramatic Himalayan mountains.
There are over 200 lakes in Nepal with a glacier origin which often gives them a stunning, vividly blue colour. Head for the Gokyo Lakes (the world’s highest freshwater lake system) and Tilicho Lake, which is conveniently on the Annapurna Circuit trek.