Having been in Nepal for just over a week now there are two things that jump out when one first arrives in this wonderful country: the scenery and the people.
Firstly, the people of Nepal are amongst the happiest, friendliest and warmest I have ever come across. Just walking down the street don’t be surprised to be greeted by strangers with a wide grin and a loud “Namaste!” And they will be more than welcoming to offer you some tea (I don’t think I’ve ever drunk as much tea as I have this past week, however sweet it has been). Such happiness obviously wears off onto yourself and you soon walk around with an uplifting sense of euphoria. It’s a feeling that is rare to experience within such a short amount of time.
As for the scenery… Well, I always knew the Himalayas would be spectacular, but you only really get a sense for them when you see them in reality. They quite simply are the highest mountain range in the world and therefore nothing can match them for their pure presence. You may find yourself losing track of time whilst staring at them.
And so I can honestly say that there is something special about this country and I cannot wait to further explore it through trekking, rafting and whatever other adventures it has in store.