• Srangkot, Pokhara
    An early morning visit to Sarangkot produces yawns and gapes-yawns as you wait for dawn and gapes as you witness the Himalayas bathe in the morning light. Sarangkot is like taking a step nearer to the mountains visible from Pokhara. Stretched out on the horizon are Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156 m), the iconic Machhapuchhare (6,997m), and numerous peaks of the Annapurna range. Sarangkot is the likeliest place where you take a giant leap toward the mountains by deciding to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
  • Nagarkot, Kathmandu
    When George Mallory, the inveterate British alpinist, was asked why he wanted to climb Everest, he replied dryly, “Because it’s there.”If you plan to visit Nepal but not to trek, people may ask you why. “Because there is Nagarkot,” you can reply. Part the curtains in the morning, and in front of you, like a giant postcard, is the panoramic view of the Himalayas. Snap photos of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Ganesh Himal (7406m), Langtang Lirung (7246m), Shisha Pangma (8012m) and Mt. Gauri Shanker (7146m) changing hues as the sun rises. Put them on your Facebook page with the caption ‘Why I didn’t go trekking.'