More than 30,000 people trek to Everest Base Camp each year, with the vast majority following a well-worn path. But there are other options.
Nepal's capital is home to more World Heritage-listed sites than any other city on Earth.
For a country that was at war not so long ago, Sri Lanka has experienced a phenomenal boost in visitor numbers.
To me, mountains signify freedom, and even in this crowd I feel truly free - an eddy in the Everest flow.
Of the world's top 100 airlines, SriLankan came 95th - but that doesn't show in the passenger experience.
Trekkers in the lonely reaches of the Himalayas have a fierce single-mindedness about their quest.
Delhi is a mix of captivating chaos, a mind-boggling history, delectable food and great charm.
Barefoot luxury, vivid sea life and a delicious sense of seclusion await at the Fairmont Maldives.