10 Nepal Highlights

It’s hard to choose ten highlights in a land so full of wonders, but we did our best…

KATHMANDU

Nepal captivating capital, Kathmandu is home to the serene Dakshinkali temple, dedicated to the goddess of Kali .

THYANGBOCHE MONASTERY

Three hard days of trekking from Lukla brings you to this remote gompa, at 3,800 meters one of the world’s highest.

LUKLA

One of the world’s most spectacularly located airstrips – lofty Tensing – Hillary Airport is hewn out of the high terrain.

MOUNT EVEREST

The highest mountain on earth, Everest is known as Sagarmatha in Nepalese – and rises to a height of 8,848 meters.

MOMOS

These Nepalese steamed buns, filled with meat or cheese, are energy-packed fast food an totally delicious.

PRAYER FLAGS

Blown by the mountain winds, locals believe they transmit blessings and compassion into the countryside.

TEAHOUSES

In Nepal ‘hotels’ are restaurants and teahouses are hotels. Colourful, if basic, overnight lodges. But very welcoming.

SHERPAS

The Khumbu Valley Sherpas genetic adaptation means they don’t suffer the effect of altitude sickness.

YETI SKULL

The monastery in Khumjung claims to have a 240 year old yeti skull! Judge for yourself on our Base Camp trek.

GOKYO LAKES

Shimmering blue glacial waters – some reaching altitudes of 5,000 meters! They are the world’s highest freshwater lakes.

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