For the first-time Nepal Visitors (and, I can assure you, for the repeat visitor as well), a trip to Nepal can be an overwhelming experience. Jet lag and culture shock, thin air and smog, streets with no names and gods with many names all conspire to confuse, challenge, and astound visitors to this Himalayan kingdom. Before you immerse yourself in the cultural crossroads that is modern-day Nepal, it pays to have a clear idea of where you are going and what you want to see and do. This chapter will tell you about some of the best experiences that Nepal has to offer so that you can plan a trip that will fulfill your expectations and be suited to your needs. These selections will, among other things, clue you in to which trek might be right for you, which temples you should not miss, where to stay, where to eat, and what to bring home from your visit. After deciding on an itinerary, tap your reserves for all the patience you can muster, and you just might be ready to explore the kingdom of Nepal.