Nepal takes pride in being home to the highest mountain in the world: Mount Everest standing at 8,849m. Kathmandu has a fabulous hippy vibe and everyone should visit the famed Rum Doodle Bar & Restaurant after completing a Trek. We did the Around Annapurna when Trent was 5 years old and every minute was spectacular.

THREE things we did not know about Nepal:

  1. Nepal is said to be the birthplace of Budha 2,600 years ago.
  2. The Nepali greeting is actioned through putting your hands together, bowing you head and saying “Namaste” which translates from Hindu to say “The Divine in me bows to the Divine in You.”
  3. Given that the cow is sacred in Nepal, it is one of the only countries in the world not to have a MacDonalds. The ‘fast food’ of Nepal is the Momo, which is a delicious type of dumpling with various fillings which can be steamed or fried.

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