Everest is so popular that its ecosystems suffer. Andrew Bain tries out camps built for local conditions.
Michael Gebicki is fascinated by the splendour and startling detail of the mediaeval city of Bhaktapur.
Michael Gebicki mingles with holy men and merchants on an early-morning stroll through the streets of old Kathmandu.
Richard Tulloch joins an adventure tour that combines Himalayan trekking with community work along the way.
Flightseeing above Everest, eco-resorts and wildlife spotting - who said Nepal was just for climbers? Certainly not the Nepalese, who have ambitious tourism plans.
Flip Byrnes advises walking this way to experience some of the least-known yet most exhilarating hikes from the Northern Territory to Nepal.
David Wilson picks five prize destinations that are virtually tourist-free - for now.
Lonely Planet has picked the brains of its authors, staff and travellers and come up with the top 10 countries to visit in 2010.
There's something special about a country that sits among the Himalayas. Whether it's the bluey hues of snow-top mountains where a sunrise first touches, to the chimes of bells from monasteries on cloud covered hill-tops or the lingering solemnity of ancient Buddhists processions. Home to the highest peak on earth - Everest - Nepal exerts a powerful influence on the imaginations of visitors, young and old.