NEPAL Yak

Get up close and personal with Nepal's wildlife and unspoilt vistas. 

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NEPAL Annapurnas And Temple Bells

Listen to the melodious chimes of the nearby monasteries' temple bells calling monks to prayer. 

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NEPAL Local Girl Mum

Meet the locals as you wander the bustling streets: if you are lucky, you will witness one of Nepal's many religious celebrations. 

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NEPAL Kathmandu Temple

Say your own prayers as you walk around this prayer totem three times, customary in Buddhist practice. 

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NEPAL Suspension Bridge On The Seti River

Try not to look down as you make your way across the suspension bridge on the Seti River.

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NEPAL Scenic Panorama

Capture the beauty of Nepal's panoramic views: any photopraphers dream! 

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NEPAL Pokhora

Hire a microlight for stunning ariel views of the Pokhara region. 

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NEPAL Pokhora 2

Gaze across the mirror like surface of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara. 

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NEPAL Pokhara Tiger Mountain Lodge Swimming Pool

Spend the day relaxing in pool with a view at the Tiger Mountain Lodge, Pokhara. 

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NEPAL Patan

Pick up some local arts and crafts in Patan, a city famous for its rich cultural heritage and quality handiwork. 

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NEPAL Nepalese Sadhu S

Learn about Nepal's many religious influences: from Hinduism to Daoism, to being the birthplace of Buddha. 

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NEPAL Mural

Come that bit closer to achieving enlightenment when you visit the Boudhanath stupa, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu.

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NEPAL Seti River With Annapurnas Backdrop

White water rafting down the Seti River with the Annapurnas as your backdrop - a great way for any thrill seeker to spend an afternoon.

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NEPAL Kathmandu Temple 2

Discover some of Kathmandu's most ancient temples as your guide teaches you about their significance. 

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NEPAL Ghandruk Himalaya Lodge 2

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast whilst taking in the breathtaking views across the Himalayas from the Ghandruk Himalaya Lodge. 

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NEPAL Everest Monastry Tangboche

See the Buddhist prayer flags blowing in the wind as you ascend the steps to the Tengboche monastery. 

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NEPAL Everest Lake Gokyo

Fly over the Gokyo Lakes in Sagarmantha National Park, the world’s highest freshwater lakes located almost 16,000ft above sea level. 

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NEPAL Everest Kongde Panorama

Keep yourselves snug in the Kongde Hotel and enjoy the unparalleled views over Mount Everest. 

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NEPAL Chitwan National Park Elephant Safari

Enjoy an elephant safari through the Chitwan National Park and discover some of Nepal's diverse wildlife for a truly memorable addition to your trip. 

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NEPAL Annapurnas Trekking

Exert yourself on an overnight trek in Annapurna and discover some of Nepal's hidden trails.

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NEPAL Annapurnas Trekking 2

Tick something else off your bucket list and complete your own Himalayan Odyssey, trekking across some of Annapura’s most pristine regions. 

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NEPAL Annapurna Basecamp

Take a helicopter tour of the Annapurna Base camp for unrivalled views across the Himalayas. 

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NEPAL 36 Lodge Bedroom By Simon Watkins

We love the simple charm of lodges in Nepal, from where you can explore the Himalayas in complete comfort. 

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Welcome to Nepal

Nepal offers the ultimate mountain country. Go for gold and head out on the high-octane paths to Everest or take a slower pace to explore the Himalayas and its breathtaking scenery. In Kathmandu find Buddhist monks praying at tiny temples or discover ornate stupas in the valley, dotted around World Heritage sights like jewels in a crown.

It is difficult to match Nepal for dramatic scenery: home to the world-famous, 8,848 metre high Mount Everest, it is a completely dominated by the Himalayan range. It has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley alone - most of them ancient temple or palace complexes that display extraordinary craftsmanship. The Nepalis' complex blend of religious beliefs and traditions is reflected in the exquisite thangkas, gold-painted stupas and intricate carvings seen at every turn. Up in the hills around Kathmandu are the lovely rural retreats of Dhulikhel and Nagarkot, perfect two-night escapes from the city. Further west, by the serene Phewa Tal Lake and dominated by the sacred and unclimbed Fishtail Mountain, is the adventure capital of Pokhara. To the south, on the grass plains of the Terai, is Chitwan National Park, where visitors go on elephant-back rides in search of tigers or one-horned rhinos. The holy town of Lumbini, with its famous bodhi tree, is the reputed birthplace of Buddha and is a great pilgrimage site.


Our suggested tours in Nepal

Luxury Adventure in Nepal

Introduction to Nepal and Bhutan itinerary (1)

12 days from £3,906

From the Himalayan mountains to the jungle habitats of the tiger, this itinerary combines adventure with the best of Nepal:...

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Introduction to Nepal

NEPAL Kathmandu Temple

8 days from £3,655

The perfect short tour of Nepal combining its cultural and scenic wonders. Explore ancient Hindu and Buddhist sites in Kathmandu;...

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Overland Tibet & Nepal... From Lhasa to Kathmandu

Overland From Lhasa To Kathmandu Itinerary 3

15 days from £4,625

An adventurous itinerary taking in the exotic sites and smells of Kathmandu and journeying to Everest Base Camp in Nepal....

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Ultimate Helicopter Tour of Nepal

Ultimate Helicopter Tour Of Nepal Itinerary

15 days from £13,900

A real holiday of a lifetime around Nepal by private helicopter with an expert guide throughout – on foot this...

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Grand Tour of Nepal

Grand Tour Of Nepal Itinerary 3

12 days from £4,995

This itinerary includes the best of Nepal: the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, jungle safaris in Chitwan...

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The Best of Nepal and Tibet

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12 days from £4,250

Visit some of Tibet’s most important temples and monasteries, including the iconic Potala Palace and Samye Monastery, and enjoy rugged...

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The Ancient Kingdoms of Nepal & Bhutan

NEPAL Mural

17 days from £6,280

A perfect tour for those who are looking for an exhilarating Himalayan adventure with contrasting views of two Himalayan kingdoms…

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Some of our favourite hotels in Nepal

Dwarika's Hotel ,
Kathmandu

Dwarikas Hotel Kathmandu Nepal

A unique place to stay with plenty of character, Dwarika's is a museum and hotel in one. Traditional Nepalese carved...

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Dwarika's Resort ,
Dhulikhel

Dwarikas Himalayan Shangri La Village Resort Dhulikhel Nepal

A recently opened property owned by one of the most popular hotels in Kathmandu, Dwarika's. All 36 bedrooms are in...

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Kasara Jungle Resort ,
Chitwan National Park

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Opened in October 2013, Kasara Jungle Resort is perhaps the most deluxe camp in Nepal’s beautiful Chitwan National Park. The...

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Some of our favourite places of interest in Nepal

Lukla

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Lukla is a mid-sized village in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal and it is the starting point for nearly...

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Bardia National Park

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Located in the Terai lowlands, the sub-tropical region of western Nepal which borders India and forms part of the Gangetic...

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Chitwan National Park

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Famously known for being Nepal’s first National Park, established in 1973 and jumping on board the UNESCO World Heritage Site list...

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Lumbini

Lumbini Nepal

One of the most important Buddhist sites in the world, Lumbini is the birthplace of the Buddha. Today, visitors can...

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Jomsom

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Jomsom is the capital and administration headquarters of Mustang district, which stretches from the Tibetan border to Ghasa along the...

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Seti River

Seti River Nepal

Seti River links the Pokhara region with Chitwan National Park. As an alternative to driving or flying between the two,...

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