Mountains, jungles, ancient cities, spiritual sites, travel nirvana and the friendliest people of earth – yep, there’s a reason why we love Nepal, and you will too.

It’s almost too obvious to speak of the incredible natural scenery, however it really is reason enough to visit Nepal. The soaring Himalayan mountains offer some of the best hiking and mountaineering on the planet, while the steamy plains bordering India provide many of Asia’s best wildlife viewing opportunities.

Elsewhere, there’s a perfect array of outdoor activities around Pokhara for those adrenalin seekers among us.

But to us, what makes Nepal so great is the intangible. It’s a spiritual feeling that comes over you the minute you step foot on Nepali soil.

You feel it when you’re first greeted by an impossibly friendly local – “Namaste” (I bow to the divine in you), you feel it high up in the snowy peaks of the Himalayan mountains, and you feel it amongst the rabbit-warren streets of Kathmandu and its stunning historical sites. You feel it everywhere, all the time.