To consider travelling to Nepal an international trip would be a mistake. Especially when you cross a remote village home in Mugling and the radio is blasting Kala Chashma. Nepal is home away from home for Indians. You don't even have to blink an eye before launching a conversation in hindi for that matter. The passport stamp is a mere formality.
I spent one week in this neighbourhood country in September 2016 and had the best time shopping for souvenirs, walking around kathmandu and getting much needed adrenaline rush while rafting on some of the most exciting rapids of River Trishuli.
Kathmandu came across as a city that is a strange mix of chaos, old, dilapidated and yet modern. I spent most of my time walking in and around Thamel, navigating from one souvenir shop to other, all so inviting even though they sell the same things.