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Nepal – Tours

Tours in Nepal

Nepal is a destination which deserves to be explored. From the tranquillity felt in the peaceful temples and hillside villages, to the hustle and bustle that batters your senses on the chaotic streets of Kathmandu, this is a place of extremes.

Home to the Himalayas and the Annapurnas as well as the world’s highest mountain, Everest, it’s not all mountains, glaciers and hiking here. Nepal also boasts lush green jungles where rare big cats – such as snow leopards and Bengal tigers – roam freely; and where the only traffic jams you’ll encounter are being stuck behind a holy cow or herd of elephants strolling down the road ahead of you.

Get a glimpse into the rich heritage of Nepal with our 10-day tour of The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, which will take you through some of the most spiritual and cultural places on earth. From the holy temples of Kathmandu and the Royal City of Bhaktapur, to nature’s own temples of dramatic peaks and valleys, and spectacular jungles home to diverse wildlife. You can also start your Nepalese discovery further afield and journey through the breath-taking scenery of Rajasthan, where you will witness the romantic majesty of the Taj Mahal and other palaces on our 14-day experience of Classic Rajasthan and Nepal.

Or perhaps you want to take on the ultimate hiking challenge and embark on an epic 17-day adventure up Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā, on our Everest Base Camp Trek. You’ll follow your expert guide along the popular teahouse route, where you will stay in locally run teahouses and get an intimate look at life in the mountains. This trek is by no means a walk in the park, but you will come away feeling moved to your core and incredibly humbled, with memories you will treasure for a lifetime.

10 days Prayer Flags

The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal

Guide Price £2,459 pp  

Embark on a journey through the rich heritage of this ancient land. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, national parks and mountain tops with spectacular sunsets. This unique itinerary explores the depths of one of the most beautiful and cultural places...

Cultural holidays

The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
14 days

Classic Rajasthan and Nepal Tour

Guide Price £2,679 pp  

Soak up the history and wonder of Rajasthan's romantic temples and palaces. Then head to Nepal and experience it's capital Kathmandu, one of the world's oldest cities, full of culture and charm. Take in the mountain panoramas of the Annapurna...

City holidays

Classic Rajasthan and Nepal Tour
17 days The Himalayas

Everest Base Camp Trek

Guide Price £3,219 pp  

Take on the largest mountain on earth with this intensive trek on one of the world's most iconic trails. This 17 day adventure is perfect for anyone wanting to push themselves and try an active holiday like no other. This...

Adventure holidays

Everest Base Camp Trek

Nicola

Head of Marketing

“Keep food and any other ‘snatchables’ out of sight when you’re walking around Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. There’s a reason it’s called the ‘monkey temple’, and its primate residents are extremely cheeky and will try to steal your snacks.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“Channel your inner tortoise. By that I mean go slow and steady. For the average visitor, trekking Nepal's national parks is not a race, and altitude sickness is a very real thing. If you think you’re likely to suffer, consider getting a prescription of acetazolamide from your doctor before you travel.”

Katie

Brand & Advertising Campaign Manager

"A golden rule when travelling in Nepal is to avoid drinking tap water. And although cheap bottled water is available everywhere, every bottle contributes to Nepal’s mountain of waste plastic. You can purify your own water if you carry a reusable water bottle and iodine drops or tablets to purify."

Depending on what you’ve got planned, you’ll need comfortable walking boots, plenty of warm layers and waterproofs, a down-filled jacket, ear plugs in case of noisy buses and hotels. Also make sure you take a padlock for securing your bags to luggage racks for safety in case they get thrown about and dislodged in transit, mosquito repellent, a reusable water bottle and purification tablets, and a head torch for trekking.

Getting around Nepal can be challenging, given the mountainous terrain and lack of infrastructure. The most reliable means of transport are air travel and hiring a private driver. The bus network is extensive but can make for a slightly uncomfortable ride, or you can rent your own motorbike or bicycle. The key is to plan ahead and make plenty of allowances for delays. 

Although credit cards can be used, and ATMs can be found in places like Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara, in rural areas they are non-existent so make sure you have plenty of the local currency, Nepali rupees, in cash on you. Just make sure to change it all back before you fly home, as it’s actually illegal to remove currency from the country and you won’t be able to exchange it anywhere else.

Experience Nepal in its many guises, from epic mountainous landscapes to ancient Buddhist temples adorned in gold, and jungles home to some of the world’s most captivating wildlife. All of this combines to make Nepal an ideal cultural travel destination.

Why you'll love Nepal... 

  • Embracing your sense of adventure as you navigate this stunning country
  • Feeling speechless at your first glimpse of the Himalayas
  • Conquering the epic trail to Everest Base Camp
  • Appreciating the serenity of the temples in Bhaktapur
  • Enjoying a sustaining bowl of daal bhaat tarkari – lentils, rice and vegetables – after a long day of trekking
  • Feeling like you’re on top of the world, surrounded by the highest peaks on the planet
  • Witnessing many colourful festivals celebrated throughout the year
  • Hanging prayer flags to promote peace, compassion, strength and wisdom
  • Watching the monkeys play and climb on the golden Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu
  • Discovering the land that time forgot in Bandipur, a traditional hilltop Newari village
  • Spotting wild rhinos and maybe even an elusive Bengal tiger in Chitwan National Park
  • Finding inner peace at the tranquil Phewa Lake in Pokhara

 

Did you know? 

  • Nepal is the only country in the world to worship a living goddess, known as a Kumari.
  • The abominable snowman, or yeti, is believed to reside in the mountains of the Himalayas.
  • Time in Nepal is based on Mount Everest, and so is 45 minutes off Coordinated Universal Time.