Try the delicious foodWith it's Indian and Chinese influences, Nepalese cuisine is wonderful. Try the famous momos, something akin to ravioli, either boiled or fried. Vegetarians won't be left out either, since meat-free specialities are very common. Watch out for all the spices!
Hope to see a tigerIn the Chitwan National Park or the Bardia Nature Reserve, you have the opportunity of seeing tigers in the wild. They are shy, timid and difficult to spot but it's here that you'll have the best chance of seeing these fascinating animals.
Experience the unique atmosphere of Pashupatinath.Just outside Katmandu, Pashupatinath is an incredible place, full of emotion. Built in the image of Benares in India, it's here that cremations take place. There's a sad, solemn atmosphere during these rites but, at the same time, a great deal of humanity. Sensitive souls should give it a miss. In any case, discretion and a solemn respect are the order of the day.
Feel so small beside the highest peaks in the world.Whether simply going trekking or climbing up 8848 metres, or 20,029 feet, to the summit of Mount Everest, Nepal is the most wonderful place on earth to go hiking. Depending on your experience, you'll have infinite options to choose from. The Himalayas, or Annapurna, Nepal is an unparalleled paradise for climbers and hikers.
Discover, or indeed rediscover, Katmandu
A one-time paradise for hippies, Katmandu owes its fame to them. These days many people come here to discover its unique atmosphere, or to rediscover the lost magic that they experienced all those years ago. According to the original hippies, the Katmandu of today isn't what it was in the past. Too touristy it seems. Is Katmandu still the most culturally rich and interesting town in Nepal?
NB. Following the two powerful earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015, the country is slowly getting back on its feet. This article was written before the disaster.