• The Himalayas

Nepal Holidays

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
  • Breath-taking 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

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.

  • 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.

  • View from Monkey Temple near Kathmandu Nepal

    Trekking in Kathmandu

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

  • Nepalese cuisine

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

  • Pokhara Nepal

    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

    “While in Kathmandu, be sure to visit Boudhanath Stupa. This UNESCO World Heritage site is an iconic sight 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

    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

    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.”

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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