Himalayas

Destination

Nepal Holidays

Culture and charm

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.

Perhaps best known for Mount Everest – the highest peak on earth – it’s no surprise that Nepal holidays have an adventurous side like no other 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 animals, 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.

If you’re looking for a more peaceful adventure, visit the sacred holy site of Lumbini, said to be the birthplace of the 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 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 and give you the perfect excuse to extend your trip with a stopover. Jet Airways will fly you via Mumbai, Oman Air via Muscat or Emirates via Dubai.

Destination Highlights
  • Breathtaking scenery at every turn
  • A number of World Heritage sites to visit
  • Hike the trails of the Annapurna circuit
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • Cultural towns and villages
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT +5.45 hours
  • 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.
  • Flight Time Approx. 11 hours and 35 minutes. Indirect flights are available with Jet Airways via Delhi and Mumbai.
  • Health Information Some vaccinations are recommended when travelling to certain areas in India and Nepal. Please contact your GP for vaccination requirements.

Top Tips from our Experts

James

Destination Executive

“While in Kathmandu, be sure to visit Boudhanath Stupa. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an iconic site across the city – most notably for the array of prayer flags that hang from it. The rooftop restaurants surrounding it serve great local cuisine and offer the best spots for photo taking.”

Claire

Destination Specialist

“I would definitely see Nepal on a tour. A private guide is especially great since you can tailor your itinerary with them. It takes a lot to become a certified guide in Nepal so their knowledge is literally endless.”

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 task but one that, if you have the chance to do, you have to do it.”

Types of Nepal holidays

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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