Nepal's capital is home to more World Heritage-listed sites than any other city on Earth.
Search through the chaos of this ever-growing city and there's one trait this capital is streets ahead of the likes of Paris, New York and Tokyo.
People-watch from shady temples gratis, or splash out and dine like a king on epic feasts.
Don't leave windows open, we're told, because if a monkey climbs in all hell breaks loose.
From the Galapagos to the Great Barrier Reef, there are some destinations you can't keep putting off for a visit, writes Michael Gebicki.
Discover Kathmandu then prepare and share a meal with a local family.
Close to Kathmandu there's an eco-conscious retreat for mind and body restoration.