Tibetan Flags, Annapurna Base Camp 4200m, Nepal

Nepal

Nepal is a country offering incredible variety. Lush jungles creep in from the Indian plains and glacier-fed rivers swerve between rolling hills – and then, there’s the monumental Mount Everest.

At just 124 miles wide, Nepal is a small country; however, it encapsulates a varied terrain, from the Indian plain’s lush jungles to the soaring snow-capped heights of Everest at 8,848m. Between these two points, low stone villages nest in isolated valleys and rushing glacier-fed rivers chicane in this land of charmingly warm people.

Himalayan Mountains, Nepal
Himalayan Mountains, Nepal

What to expect on your Nepal holiday

The Nepalese people are fiercely proud and are committed to perfection in all things. Nowhere is this more obvious than when trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is nothing short of a miracle that you can wake to the smell of freshly-baked bread and eat toast and marmite for breakfast when you are miles from nowhere, and overlooking some of the most magnificent mountains in the world.

Mother and Baby Rhino, Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Mountains more to discover

But a holiday to Nepal is not just about trekking. There is river rafting, elephant conservation and the opportunity to spot the one-horned Indian rhinoceros, or possibly even a tiger.

Sadhus, Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal

Making a difference

Nepal is firmly back on the map and open for business again in a very big way. Nepal sits in the 5th position among the “ten destinations you cannot afford to miss” as declared by Lonely Planet. It is heartening to see Nepal firmly back on the radar for discerning travellers. Visitors are returning, length of stay is increasing and the enthusiasm of travellers for Nepal’s cultural riches and scenic beauty remains unquenched.

Talk to our Nepal Travel Experts to learn how you can support this amazing country by visiting this year. Don’t put it off any longer.

Explore Nepal

  • Kathmandu
  • Chitwan
  • Annapurna Mountain Range
  • Pokhara

Experiences

It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Gurung Honey Hunters collecting honey, Annapurna, Nepal

Witness The Honey Hunting Harvest

Trek in the Annapurna Mountains during Spring or Autumn when locals embark on a perilous cliff descent to harvest chunks of honeycomb from cliffside bee colonies.

Holiday Idea

Himalayas, Nepal

Himalayan Wellness Trekking

Experience wellness trekking and realign your mental and physical health goals and intentions.

Prayer Wheels, Nepal

Meditation

Take part in morning meditation classes delivered by Bella Somerset to enhance the immersive nature of this trek.

Trekking, Bella Somerset, Himalayas, Nepal

Trek the Himalayas

Enjoy an incredibly exhilarating adventure in the Himalayas.

heron type bird flying at the chitwan national park

Wildlife Safari

Stay at Chitwan or Bardia National Park, and take a safari in search of wildlife.

Trek, Annapurna, Nepal

Annapurna Adventure

Spend some days river rafting, camping out at night, and walking the valleys of Annapurna.

Himalayan View, Pokhara, Nepal

The Himalayas

Stay at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge and enjoy a sundowner whilst overlooking the Himalayas.

Old Statues, Bhaktapur Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu

Wander the streets and squares of old Kathmandu, where intricately carved temples have survived for 500 years.

Helicopter, Mountains, Nepal

Everest Heli-Adventure

Experience Everest on a thrilling helicopter adventure.

Rhododendron Forests, Nepal

Trekking Experiences

Trek along the ridges of pine and rhododendron forests.

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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Shinta Mani Mustang £££££

  • Nepal

Perched high above the town of Jomsom, at the gateway of the kingdom of Mustang, awaits Shinta Mani Mustang.

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Tiger Tops Elephant Camp £££££

  • Nepal
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Located on the edge of Chitwan National Park, close to the Narayani River, Tiger Tops Elephant Camp offers the opportunity to stay alongside Tiger Tops’ 12 resident Asian elephants. Tiger Tops Elephant Camp allows you to connect with the elephants in a more personalised, profound and unobtrusive way. Guests can enjoy a range of elephant activities or simply spend time with the herd throughout the day to get to know their individual personalities, behaviour and habits. Six comfortable safari-style tents with attached bathrooms accommodate you during your stay.

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Taj Meghauli Serai £££££

  • Nepal
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

The lodge sits on the bank of the Rapti river and offers excellent rhino and gharial sightings. The guides are excellent and the lodge’s other staff are all very hospitable, which is a trademark of Taj Safari in India. 29 villas and rooms, some with private plunge pools, offer fine touches with contemporary design. All rooms have a view overlooking the river and the Himalayan and Terai grasslands below. The public areas offer an infinity swimming pool, bar, lounge and river viewing deck dining. The chef specialises in traditional Newari and Tharu cuisine. The lodge organises a daily safari, elephant back riding, walking safaris and canoeing.

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Barahi Jungle Lodge £££££

  • Nepal
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

The beautiful Barahi Jungle Lodge offers comfortable surroundings with an amazing wildlife experience. The lodge has naturalists to accompany you on a jeep safari and jungle walks. The lodge cares for their own elephants, so the chance to witness the animals bathing in the river is a real possibility. The individual cottages, overlook the forest and are built using natural materials. The verandah looks out across the river. You might be lucky to spot a rhino from here. The large swimming pool also overlooks the river and reserve. The food is top-notch and bountiful and prepared to personal taste.

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Mountain Lodges of Nepal £££££

  • Nepal
  • Wilderness

Located in the Annapurna Mountains, Mountain Lodges of Nepal offer the perfect opportunity to experience trekking in the Himalaya in comfort. With hot showers, comfortable beds and great food, these lodges are the best on offer whilst trekking. There are six lodges on the circuit all set an easy day walk apart from each other. Each lodge accommodates between only 14 and 20 people. Every room in each lodge has an en-suite bathroom with hot running water and everything is provided, from sheets and blankets to hot water bottles, down jackets, scarves and hats.

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Yak & Yeti Hotel £££££

  • Nepal
  • City

Housed in a heritage building in central Kathmandu, the beautiful Yak & Yeti Hotel is steeped in history. Originally the home of the country’s first hotelier, Russian émigré Boris Lisanevich, this elegant hotel incorporates parts of a historic Rana-dynasty palace. Two more recent wings house the 270 classically-styled rooms, with many of these offering views over the carefully landscaped gardens. Among the dining facilities, the Chimney Restaurant is the Yak & Yeti’s most famous eatery.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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Charlotte Lawton

Charlotte is the Conde Nast Traveller chosen Specialist for Asia.

My strong sense of belonging in Asia stemmed from a childhood in Hong Kong and Nepal. My Grandmother was born in a tent in India. Some of my clearest memories are of walking through a dense, tropical jungle while hailstones the size of cricket balls rained down on us; of being carried on my father’s shoulders as we trekked through the Himalayas; my mother wearing flipflops on a snowy mountainside; and me falling into Dal Lake in Srinagar as we disembarked from our houseboat. 

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