Nepal is a country that changes you, if you’re open to it.

At least, this was the case for me. I visited Nepal to trek Everest Base Camp, like many other tourists. During the trek, I began to reconcile with my chronically ill body, which was somehow still able to carry me miles each day. Gratefulness and happiness became conscious choices as I put one foot in front of the other. I chronicled these lessons in my Everest Base Camp diary, and I’ve tried to take them off the trail and into daily life.

Maybe you’re also coming to Nepal after training for a trek like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, or some of the country’s lesser known routes. Or maybe you’re here for a safari, to see the temples of Kathmandu, or just to explore.

There’s something magic about Nepal – and the people are a huge part of it. You’ll find the kindest and most gracious people here, and many might become lifelong friends.

Whatever adventures you’re planning in Nepal, these blog posts will help you get organized for the trip of a lifetime.

view the most inspiring photos from Nepal

My EBC packing list

“Your pain is only proof of mountain.”

-Nirmal Lamichhane

So You’re Considering Traveling in Nepal?


Nepalese rupee (NPR).
Check exchange rate here.


Plane, taxi, bus, tuktuk or foot! Transport is notoriously unreliable. I recommend booking buses at 12 Go Asia.


Nepali, but 123 other languages are also spoken.

Plug Type

C, D, and M. I recommend this adaptor (type C) and this one (type D).  This portable charger is a must have on treks.

Must Eat

Order dal bhat and chai like a local.
Read my gluten free guide to Nepal.

Nepal Bucket List
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp 
  • Ride a helicopter over the Himalayas
  • Witness a ceremony at the Kathmandu cremation temple
  • Eat all the dal bhat – there are unlimited refills!

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