• The Himalayas

Nepal Holidays

Nepal holidays are here to breathe new life into you. Situated in the heart of the Himalayas, Nepal is a country of adventure and spirituality. The distinct backdrop of the world’s most famous mountain range stays with you wherever you venture and the hospitality of the locals is never far behind.

Best known for Mount Everest, the highest peak on earth, you won’t be surprised that Nepal holidays offer you outdoor adventures that are unlike anywhere else in the world. If you’re a keen climber or hiker, you can take on the infamous Everest Base Camp Trek. Or, if you love wildlife, why not venture on a jungle safari through Royal Chitwan National Park? This national park is home to endangered mammals such as the one-horned rhino and the striking Bengal tiger.

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If you’re looking for a more peaceful adventure during your tailor-made Nepal holidays with us, then we recommend you visit the sacred holy site of Lumbini, believed to be the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Explore the ruins of ancient monasteries, the sacred Bodhi tree and the Maya Devi Temple. For something extra special, why not stay in a Buddhist monastery and discover the villages that surround these sacred sites? Head to Phewa Lake, with views of the foothills of the Himalayas in the north, and the breath-taking dense forest in the South.

Although there are no direct flights from the UK to Kathmandu, many airlines go via some of our favourite cities, giving you the perfect excuse to extend your trip with a stopover. Call our Destination Specialists to plan your dream Nepal holiday today - and we’ll help you put together the perfect tailor-made itinerary.

Destination Highlights
  • Experience breath-taking scenery at every turn, where cultural villages and incredible Buddhist Monasteries steeped in history abound
  • Embark on the trek of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp or visit the Rongbuk Monastery, a Buddhist temple which is believed to be the highest temple in the world.
  • Hike the trails of the Annapurna Circuit and go in search of wildlife at Chitwan National Park
  • Explore a wide variety of UNESCO World Heritage sites and medieval cities in Kathmandu

Time Zone

GMT +5.45 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 11 hours and 35 minutes. Indirect flights are available with Jet Airways via Delhi and Mumbai.

Currency

Nepalese rupee.

Visa Information

British citizens are required to obtain a visa from the Embassy of Nepal prior to arrival.

Language

Nepali and English are widely spoken.

Health Information

Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India and Nepal. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

We’re sure you’ll agree; no words can fully describe just how majestic the scenery is in Nepal. This landlocked Himalayan country of pristine lakes, dramatic gorges and snow-sprinkled peaks feels like one of the most remote places on Earth. In the capital of Kathmandu you’ll be totally bewitched by its rickshaw-filled alleyways, intriguing temples covered in colourful prayer flags and genuinely charming people.

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    Phewa Tal

    The largest of Pokhara’s eight lakes is Phew Tal and you’ll experience some staggering views of the Annapurna Mountains as you row across its cobalt-blue waters. If you’re feeling adventurous, consider taking an exhilarating microlight flight.

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    Mount Everest

    Mount Everest is one of the world's greatest and most iconic sights. A trip to Nepal would not be complete without a glimpse of this majestic summit.

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    Pashupatinath Temple

    The oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple is regarded as the most sacred among the temples of Lord Shiva and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    Trekking in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is a great base to explore the culture and cuisine of Nepal and surrounded by scenic walking and hiking trails.

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    Nepalese cuisine

    Mixing Indian and Tibetan flavours together creates the distinct tasty dishes of Nepalese cuisine.

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    Pokhara

    The second largest city in Nepal and located on lake Phewa, Pokhara is just 30 miles from three of the tallest mountains in the world.

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Average weather in January

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9ºC
13mm

Average weather in February

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12ºC
14mm

Average weather in March

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16ºC
10mm

Average weather in April

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20ºC
29mm

Average weather in May

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22ºC
70mm

Average weather in June

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23ºC
129mm

Average weather in July

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22ºC
325mm

Average weather in August

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22ºC
239mm

Average weather in September

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22ºC
175mm

Average weather in October

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20ºC
67mm

Average weather in November

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15ºC
7mm

Average weather in December

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11ºC
8mm
  • Martyn, Destination Executive

    Martyn

    Destination Manager

    “Embark on a mountain flight in Nepal for a panoramic encounter with the highest peaks on earth. The plane departs from Kathmandu and flies alongside the Himalayas to give you eye-level views of snow-capped peaks.”

  • Claire, Destination Specialist

    Claire

    Destination Specialist

    “Take a stroll around the lofty stupas of Swayambhu, an ancient site otherwise known as the ‘Monkey Temple’. Capture a selfie with the monkeys, admire the panoramic views of Nepal and learn more about this sacred spot. You’ll feel like you’re among the clouds.”

  • Robert, Destination Specialist

    Robert

    Destination Specialist

    “If you’re looking for adventure then I can think of no better place than Nepal. Trekking up to Everest Base Camp is an amazing bucket-list experience and one that most people will never do. It’s an exhausting challenge but one that, if you have the chance, you have to do.”

Festivals & Events

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Nepal holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

  • Dashain

    Celebrated for almost 15 days during the month of October, Dashain, similar to Chinese Spring Festival, is the biggest and longest annual festival in Nepal. It is held to celebrate the Hindu goddess Durga - an essential victory of good over evil.

  • Tihar (Festival of Lights)

    Tihar, is the most important festival in this part of Nepal, second only to Dashain. Famous for its colourful festive lights, it falls between late October and early November, lasting for five days. You’ll see houses decorated with candles, lamps and colorful lights to welcome Lakshimi, the goddess of wealth.

Local cuisine in Nepal

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Nepal holiday. Here are a few of our favourite foodie dishes.

  • Momos

    Momo is an Asian-style dumpling made from a simple flour and water dough that can be stuffed with various fillings, either savoury or sweet. Some of the classic momos you will find in Nepal include pork or chicken, but you’ll just as easily find vegetarian options, such as mixed vegetables or potato and onion. Momos are usually served with a spicy dipping sauce.

  • Pulao

    Pulao is a fragrant dish of mildly spiced rice with peas or dried fruits, and biryani, which consists of meat marinated in yogurt and spices. You can also get vegetarian pulao too. 

  • Dal Bhat

    Dal bhat consists of steamed rice and cooked lentil soup called dal. Dal bhat often comes with varied side dishes, including steamed and spiced vegetables, vegetable curry, papad (poppadoms) and pickles.

  • Sel Roti

    Sel roti is a traditional, homemade, doughnut style rice-bread, sprinkled with sugar. It is mostly prepared during Dashain and Tihar, widely celebrated Hindu festivals of the Nepalese people.

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Nepal take approximately 11 hours and 35 minutes excluding stopover time. There are currently no direct flights from the UK to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. However, there are daily indirect options via Muscat, Doha, Delhi, Abu Dhabi, along with other international connecting cities. 

Many of the hiking trails in the Himalayas are relatively easy to get to once you’re in Nepal. For example, the base camp for the popular Annapurna Circuit is around a six-hour journey away from Pokhara – approximately 120 miles away from Kathmandu.

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