NEPAL Annapurnas And Temple Bells layer

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 wonder 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 Yak

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

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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 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 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 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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Nepal: When to go

Nepal's climate varies from tropical savannah in the Terai to alpine in the mountains. The best time to visit is from September to late December, when the air is clear after the monsoon but the temperature has yet to drop for the bitter winter. The trekking season lasts from late February to May, when the monsoon begins, and resumes afterwards.

The main Nepalese airport is in Kathmandu (the main point of connection with Europe, usually via India or the Middle East). There is no railway system to speak of, so the only other way of getting around is by car, jeep or helicopter.

All European and American citizens must possess a valid visa secured from any of the Royal Nepalese Embassies or Consulates abroad. A single-entry 30 day visa, valid for travel within 6 months, can be obtained at the Royal Nepalese Embassy by sending an application form together with your passport, two photographs and a visa fee of £20. Alternatively a visa can be obtained at the airport in Kathmandu after filling in the relevant application form, affixing two photographs and paying a visa fee of US$30.

For information on vaccinations and health requirements, we suggest you contact your GP or a travel clinic such as Fit For Travel at least 2 months prior to departure for advice and to arrange immunisations. Recommended vaccinations for travel to Nepal are polio, tetanus, typhoid, meningitis and hepatitis A. We would also recommend you take anti-malarial tablets, but please consult your doctor for his/her advice.

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