Nepal is one of the world’s top backpacking destinations, renowned as one of the best places for safe and affordable mountain trekking. Its deal for the active and adventurous, featuring eight of the ten highest peaks in the world, but even those who are looking for something more relaxed will appreciate the country’s especially peaceful aura. If you choose to take a hike through the Himalayas, there are numerous teahouses and lodges along the way for resting and recovering. You also won’t want to miss the sacred Hindu and Buddhist temples, like Pashupatinath, Budhanilkantha, and Manakamana, or visiting Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley. Food is cheap throughout Nepal, and you can get by on $25 a day in urban areas – even less when trekking through the mountains.