Imagine hiking along an ancient trade route then entering the winding cobbled lanes of a once thriving trade center; or witnessing blood sacrifices at a hilltop temple; or wandering through a Mithila village with mud walls decorated with wildly colorful paintings of people and animals; or staying at a Gurung village rodi overlooking the stunning Annapurna range; or meandering through the narrow back streets of a living museum, encountering the frenetic rhythms of the Navadurga dancers as they dance, possessed by spirits. This is the magic of Nepal.