Chaotic streets. Colorful markets. Ancient temples. Nestled in a valley and surrounded by Himalayan peaks, the ancient city of Kathmandu is as spiritual as it is urban; a stupa or temple is around every corner, a hidden courtyard through every secret doorway. Our post includes the best things to do and places to visit in Kathmandu, Nepal!
Snowy mountaintops reaching into the sky. Gently bellowing yaks. Fluttering prayer flags. That was my mental image of Nepal before I visited. But now that I’ve been there, my new mental image of Nepal is quite different. It turns out that all the things I thought I knew about Nepal were .. not wrong, exactly, just like … overly simplified. This semi-useful Nepal travel guide addresses questions like: What’s up with squatty potties, though? Is Nepal Hindu or Buddhist? What does “namaste” actually mean? What foods should you definitely try in Nepal, and what should you avoid? Here are 34 things about traveling in Nepal you never thought to ask!