Tucked between Tibet and India, Nepal is known for the Himalayan mountains, especially Mount Everest, and its ornate temples, lush greenery, and rural villages.
The mazelike districts of Kathmandu are full of Buddhist and Hindu shrines and temples. Kathmandu Valley is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the medieval city of Bhaktapur, Swayambhunath a.k.a monkey temple, and Boudhanath a massive stupa to name just a few. Curious minds can attend the cremation ceremony at Hindu temples at Pashupatinath.
The country is also famous for its various trekking routes with Mount Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base and Circuit being the most popular. Pokhara, a lakeside small town is a perfect getaway from overcrowded Kathmandu, while Lumbini is considered to be the birthplace of Buddha. Those interested in wildlife animals can pay a visit to Bardia and Chitwan national parks.