Nepal is one of the most beautiful and unique countries in the world. Although it’s a destination that almost all travelers admire and intend to visit, it has relatively few visitors. Nepal is known for a number of things, beginning with their peaceful Hindu population and being the birthplace of Buddha. The geography is also unique for such a small country, with hot jungles teeming with wildlife in the south, and the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest in the north! My visit to Nepal was completely focused on climbing Everest. I’ve been to Nepal twice and both times were limited to the Himalayas and Kathmandu, one of the most incredible experience in my life, but I’ll be sure to return!
Nepal’s capital Kathmandu is a dusty and densely populated city in the heart of the country. Durbar Square in the city center is home to the Royal Palace, some country’s most important religious sites, and is where important festivals are held. Throughout the city you’ll find an eclectic mix of temples and shrines, shopping districts, and even night life.
Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world and is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet. Many choose to do the more popular Everest Base Camp trek from Nepal although the Tibet side gives an actual view of the mountain. I climbed Mt. Everest from both countries and have photographed both routes.