Nepal is the very watershed of Asia. Squeezed between India and Tibet, the places to visit in Nepal stretch from rich subtropical forests to soaring Himalayan peaks: from jungly tiger habitat to the precipitous hunting grounds of the snow leopard.
Ever since Nepal first opened its borders to outsiders in the 1950s, this tiny mountain nation has had an irresistible mystical allure for travellers. Today, legions of trekkers are drawn to the Himalaya’s most iconic and accessible hiking, some of the world’s best, with rugged trails to Everest, the Annapurnas and beyond.
Other travellers prefer to see Nepal at a more gentle pace, admiring the peaks over a gin and tonic from a Himalayan viewpoint, strolling through the temple-lined medieval city squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, and joining Buddhist pilgrims on a spiritual stroll around centuries-old stupas and temples that lie scattered across the Kathmandu Valley.
Whichever way you choose to see this tiny mountain nation, you can follow our list of best places to visit in Nepal for a comprehensive guide to planning your next visit here.