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 their peaceful Hindu population, having the birthplace of Buddha, 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 Everest. I flew in to Kathmandu and after nearly a week in the city I headed out to the Himalayas.
The dusty and heavily populated city of Kathmandu is located in the heart of the country. Hindu temples and shrines are seen on nearly on every block of the city. Durbar Square has the Royal Palace, and dozens of 16th century temples and is the location of the most culturally important festivals in Nepal.
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.