Nestled between powerhouses China and India, Nepal's own power lies in its breathtaking mountain scenery, deep-rooted spirituality and timeworn temples and towns. On an A&K journey to Nepal, travel back in time in this spellbinding nation. Kathmandu, the country's fabled capital, is rich in spiritual and cultural heritage, with a plethora of UNESCO World Heritage Sites ranging from Durbar Square, site of the Temple of the Living Goddess, to Dwarika's Hotel, where you stay on an A&K small-group journey. Of course, Nepal is famous for mountaineering and no journey there is complete without a Mount Everest encounter. Talk to an Everest summiter about the unique risks that come with climbing the world's tallest mountain, and then gaze at the peak itself on a flightseeing tour. In contrast to the soaring peaks of the Himalaya, the steamy lowland jungles of Chitwan provide refuge to the one-horned rhino and elusive Bengal tiger. Seek out these and other wildlife on 4x4 jeeps or by boat on the Rapti River.