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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.

The Himalayas

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

Kathmandu

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

Everest Heli-Adventure

Experience Everest on a thrilling helicopter adventure.

Trekking Experiences

Trek along the ridges of pine and rhododendron forests.

Dwarika’s Resort Spa

Enjoy the spa facilities at Dwarika’s Resort, including Chakra Sound Therapy Chamber and Salt Room.

Himalayan Wellness Trekking

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

Meditation

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

Trek the Himalayas

Enjoy an incredibly exhilarating adventure in the Himalayas.

Wildlife Safari

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

Annapurna Adventure

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

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.

Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
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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. In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.
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Frequently asked questions about Nepal

How will I travel around the country?

Transfers will vary between internal flights and for shorter distances, by car. Travelling by road is a great way to see the countryside and there are always opportunities to stop off en route to take in the stunning scenery.

Is there a dress code to follow?

Like many Asian countries, there are always different rules and etiquettes to follow when it comes to dress code. When visiting temples women must cover up bare shoulders and legs, and when out and about should dress conservatively. If entering a temple or Nepalese home, it is custom to remove your shoes before entering.

What should I see during my trip?

Home to the mighty Himalayas, lush national parks and the birthplace of Buddhism, Nepal has no end of things to see and do. Get lost in Kathmandu’s charming alleyways and visit its famous Durbar Square where you will come across ash-covered Saddhu’s (holy men). Out of the cities lies stunning mountain scenery and the world-famous Everest, but for less daunting treks then the Annapurna Mountains are perfect – weaving through scenic villages and stunning landscapes.

How long are the flights to Nepal from the UK?

From London Heathrow to Kathmandu, the flight time is around 12 ½ hours.

How will I travel around the country?

Transfers will vary between internal flights and shorter distances will be travelled by car. Travelling by road is a great way to see the countryside and there are always opportunities to stop off en route to take in the scenery.

Can I use my mobile phone in Nepal?

Roaming agreements exist with a few international mobile phone companies, although coverage is average. Pre-paid sim cards can be purchased on arrival and topped up throughout your stay. Charges for UK mobile calls are very expensive.

What is the international dialling code for Nepal?

977

What is the time zone in Nepal?

Nepal is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT.

What is the internet access like in Nepal?

Internet access is now growing throughout the country, with internet cafes found in tourist areas and at the luxury hotels. Connection speed can sometimes still be very slow in Nepal, so please bear this in mind.

Is there a dress code to follow?

Like many Asian countries, there are always different rules and etiquettes to follow when it comes to dress code. When visiting temples, women must cover up bare shoulders and legs, and when out and about should dress conservatively. If entering a temple or Nepalese home, it is custom to remove your shoes before entering.

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