Tours of Nepal take you from peaceful mountain villages to dramatic natural vistas, ancient temples and the lively streets and markets of Kathmandu. Spend your days hiking in the glorious Himalayas, or explore the rich history and friendly culture of the country. Browse our selection of carefully curated Nepal tour itineraries below or speak to our Destination Specialists who can plan your bespoke holiday.
Nepal tours are well known for their beautiful treks into the Himalayas and glorious natural surroundings. During your visit you’ll also find a colourful culture, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and delicious cuisine. Our Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal tour allows you to combine the vast landscapes of the Himalayas with the country’s culture. Begin in Kathmandu, the capital, where you can watch a cultural dance show, see temples and Durbar Square and explore the temple complex. You’ll also visit 12th century towns, forests, cultural museums, rural villages and sparkling lakes as you make your way through the country. Enjoy the opportunity to trek or take a safari and spot sloth bears, leopards, tigers and more before returning to Kathmandu.
Adventurous travellers will enjoy our Everest Base Camp Trek. Spend 17 days exploring the glorious views and natural landscapes of the Himalayas and the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. Stay in traditional Teahouses along the way, allowing you to travel free of a tent and food. You’ll also have the chance to explore the lively streets of Kathmandu, and enjoy the beautiful rivers and forests of the mountains along your guided trek in Nepal.
Himalaya Tour From Kathmandu
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I pack for Nepal?
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.
How can I get around Nepal?
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.
Do I need cash in Nepal?
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.
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