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Nepal Tours

The mountain kingdom of Nepal is a destination of cultural wealth and spectacular scenic beauty.

Nepal is home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, stunning temples, numerous World Heritage Sites. In the lowlands are lush jungle plains where tiger and rhino roam.

Our selection of Nepal tours explore the rich cultural and natural treasures of this Himalayan kingdom. Discover the amazing temples of Patan Durbar Square and Boudhanath stupa, one of Buddhism’s most sacred locations. Hike some of Nepal’s most picturesque valleys, with panoramic views of the Himalayas. You could also go on safari in the famous Chitwan National Park, home to one-horned Asian rhino, sloth bear, elephant, Bengal tiger and over 500 species of bird.

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Safari in Chitwan National Park

Game viewing by jeep in Chitwan N.P.

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Himalayas, beautiful Chitwan is Nepal’s oldest and most famous national park.

Situated in the terai (low-lying plain) – a mosaic of sal forest, grasses, rivers and floodplains, the park is immensely rich in flora and fauna including the rare one-horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal tiger and the gharial. Chitwan was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 and is home to some 68 species of mammals and 540 species of bird. Game viewing takes place by jeep.
Kathmandu

The living museum of Kathmandu

Arriving into Kathmandu, visitors to Nepal often feel as if they are stepping back into medieval times.

The crowded, narrow streets, carved wooden buildings, tiny shops and the remarkable numbers of ornate temples can be overwhelming. Wander Durbar Square with its many ancient temples, courtyards and markets, and visit the Palace Museum. Explore Swayambhunath, the oldest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, often called the “Monkey Temple” which is on a hill with fabulous views of the Kathmandu Valley.
Patan Nepal

Patan – the City of Beauty

Patan, on the outskirts of Kathmandu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a treasure trove of architectural wonders, both Buddhist and Hindu.

Also called Lalitpur, ‘city of beauty’, it is famous for its fine arts. Patan’s famous Durbar Square is crowded with centuries-old pagoda-style temples, fine courtyards (chowks), fountains and houses. Down one side of the square is the ancient royal palace complex. Damaged by the earthquake of 1934, it has been carefully reconstructed by the Nepalese government.
Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur and the Kathmandu Valley

Venturing into the Kathmandu Valley is like stepping back into history as you explore traditional villages and magnificent medieval towns like Bhaktapur.

This UNESCO World Heritage city overflows with ancient temples and wonderful architecture which is testament to the skill of Nepal’s architects and artisans. Another major World Heritage Site is ancient Boudhanath (Boudha), built on a hexagonal base and featuring prayer wheels and four pairs of eyes facing the four cardinal directions. The centre of Buddhism in Nepal, it has one of the world’s biggest stupas and is surrounded by many important monasteries. The nearby Pashupatinath Temple, built in the century 17th century and dedicated to the god Shiva, is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal.
Pokhara

Pokhara & The Annapurnas

Visit the peaceful lakeside town of Pokhara, set against the spectacular backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas.

Relax and enjoy Pokhara’s natural beauty at one of our selected hotels, or set out on a trek into the Annapurna range, dominated by the stunning “Fishtail” mountain – Machapuchare. Enjoy panoramic views including three of the world’s 8,000 metre-high peaks, excellent personal service and a range of guided activities at the much awarded Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, situated on a hilltop above the Pokhara Valley.

Nepal Sample Itineraries

Our Nepal tours include a range of hotels and resorts, wilderness lodges, sightseeing tours and safari adventures which can be combined in an itinerary tailor made to suit your interests, style and budget. Choose from one of our featured itineraries or let us custom design a tour just for you. To find out more about the type of Nepal experience we can put together for you, please download pages below.

Kathmandu City Stay

Secrets of Nepal

Discover the historic temples and Buddhist treasures of the Kathmandu Valley, and then fly to the lakeside town of Pokhara, famous for its panoramic views over the majestic Annapurna Range before visiting Nepal’s wonderful Chitwan National Park – famous for its diverse wildlife, such as the one-horned Asian rhino.

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Nepal Overview

Why Nepal: Set high in the Himalayas, with medieval cities and national parks teeming with rare animals, Nepal is renowned as much for its soaring mountains as it is for living history. Kathmandu and the surrounding valley brim with cultural and religious treasures, as well as vibrant markets and busy streets where traditional Nepalese life continues as it has for centuries.

When to Go: Nepal has two seasons: the dry season (from Oct – May) and the rainy, monsoon season (from Jun – Sep). Early spring (Mar – Apr) and late autumn (Oct – Nov) are the best times to visit, offering the clearest views and good weather for trekking. From Dec – Feb there is snow on the mountains with freezing temperatures at high altitudes, while the summer months of Jun – Aug can be uncomfortably hot.

Combine With: Neighbouring India or Bhutan, which both offer rich cultural experiences, stunning landscapes, trekking opportunities and wildlife viewing in national parks.

Getting There: Nepal tours begin in the capital, Kathmandu, which is served by the Tribhuvan International Airport, around 6 km from the city.

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