Nepal’s Hindu and Buddhist temples are masterworks in oiled brick, stone, and carved wood. Colossal Statuary, intricately ornate toranas(lintels) and erotic carving still inspire the desired amount of wonder.
Backstreet temples, local gods and half-hidden stupas make Kathmandu’s old town our favorite place for an early- morning walk.
Still impressive despite some earthquake damage, this medieval town features the country’s tallest temple, a royal palace and even some curved elephant erotica.
This 15th- century courtyard is centered on a beautiful Boudha Statute and displays five Tibetan frescoes.
Earthquake-damaged but still standing, this World Heritage Site is a Treasure-house of Himalayan art, including 1500-year-old Lichhavi statues and carvings.
Monkeys flock around this glorious gold-topped stupa, which rises like bonfire over Kathmandu.
In Nepal you can trek for days through the most incredible mountain scenery, safe in the knowledge that you will find a hot dinner and place to stay at the end of each day.
Some of the world’s most astounding high mountain scenery combined with comfy Sherpa Lodges, but try to visit outside of October.
Nepal’s most popular trek offers lots of variety-Tibetan-style villages, Hindu Temples, glacier views and a 5500m pass.
The trek leads one passing Gurung villages and bamboo groves straight into the lap of the Himalaya.
Langtang Lirung, 7000m peaks, high mountain lakes and epic Himalayan Panoramas make this a great option.
Trekkers who have less than a week but still want to indulge in the hills for spectacular mountain views will have a good choice.