TL;DR for our Pre-Trek:
Nepal was definitely an Alex-driven destination (“hiking for 12 days in a row?! How awesome!”), but I was game. One of our good friends said that Nepal was one of his favorite destinations and he didn’t do any trekking at all.
After sweating an Olympic swimming pool worth of sweat in India, we figured it’d make sense to cool off for a few days in Nepal, get our bearings, and get our trek organized. After a bit of research, we learned that Kathmandu was not our style (dense and dusty with lots of traffic) so we decided to head to Bhaktapur (45 min east) to get some relaxation in. Read More