Nepal is right in-between India and Tibet, and although most people think of the Himalaya when they think of Nepal, it also has subtropical rainforest as well as the mountain peaks. A culturally rich country which has a diverse people, from farmers to city dwellers, and is one of the few Asian countries never colonised, and so they have retained their traditions and are incredibly proud.
The capital city, Kathmandu, is the place most travellers start. It could make sense to rent a holiday house here and use it as a base to explore the country. Other cities still nod to medieval times and the squares at Patan and Bhaktapur, with buildings built of pink brink and dark wood, and with intricately carved sculptures. are worth a visit. Make sure to try the Momo, traditional steamed meat or vegetable dumplings that are served with chilli sauce, which are found everywhere from restaurants to street stalls.
Even if you aren’t interested in trekking, Nepal means mountains to most people, and the Himalaya is the king of mountain ranges. From Annapurna, to Gokyo Valley, to the infamous Mount Everest, they are spectacular. For those who just want to see the mountain the popular Everest base camp is worth a visit, although can get very busy. When you are ready to hang up the trekking boots and pack away the tent, head back to Pokhara or another city and rent an apartment to recover and relax.
For those not interested in climbing, the view of this most impressive mountain range cannot be missed. The famous viewing point outside Kathmandu is Nagarkot, and also Sarangkot from Pokhara.