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Nepal is one of the most dramatic countries in the world, where spectacular scenery and centuries of spirituality combine to create a truly breathtaking destination. With eight out of the world's ten highest mountains within, or straddling, its borders, Nepal is of course an outdoor enthusiast's dream. But holidays to this small, landlocked country have much more to offer though than simply soaring peaks and snow-capped summits.

The capital Kathmandu, a chaotic array of cows, bikes, cars, beggars, pilgrims and vendors, is a fascinating and friendly city. At the heart of it stands Durbar Square, named after the royal palace and home to the city's living goddess. Other highlights include the Bagmati ghats, a throng of riverside temples and statues that stretch along the shore.

Venture out to Swayambhunath, a magnificent hilltop temple complex, teeming with Tibetan exiles and Buddhist pilgrims. Alternatively, clamber aboard an elephant to spot tigers or rhino in the Royal Chitwan National Park or head to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve for some exceptional bird watching.

Trekking in Nepal is big business. The easiest treks to access are those in Langtang. Trekkers should also consider the legendary Annapurna Circuit, a 300km track that climbs to 5,300m and touches the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Nepal's second city Pokhara is the end point for the famous trek. If this sounds too strenuous, just enjoy short hikes from Jomsom. The trek up to Everest Base Camp is also popular and a great way of experiencing the thrill of being close to the world's highest peak.

Away from the mountains, raise your pulse by white water rafting down the Bhote Kosi River, kayaking or mountain biking amidst world-class landscapes.


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At a glance

Flying time from UK
9 hours

Time zone
GMT +5¾

Nepalese rupee (NRs) = 100 paisa


Travel advice
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Top itineraries in Nepal

Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Essence of Nepal

10-day tailor-made holiday from £3,680 pp incl. flights

Between guided tours, jungle treks and scenic flights, this nine-day tour takes in the very best of Nepal's unique landscapes and culture. Explore everything from Himalayan peaks and forest-framed lakes to medieval towns, ancient temples and tiger-padded parks.

Bumthang Monk, Bhutan, Asia

Nepal & Bhutan Discovery

16-day tailor-made holiday from £6,865 pp incl. flights

There can be few other places on Earth with such rich history and awe-inspiring landscapes as Nepal and Bhutan. Explore the best of both countries on this tour that takes in ancient cities, hidden temples and soaring Himalayan peaks.

Top places to stay in Nepal

Facade, Darwika's Hotel

Dwarika's Hotel, Kathmandu

Historic hotel

Dwarika’s Hotel is a luxury hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is located in Battisputali, and is a collection of various traditional Nepali houses that congregate around courtyards. The hotel has also won the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation, and is known for its cul…

Main Lodge exterior, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Pokhara

Contemporary lodge

A relaxing haven framed by spectacular Himalayan views, this idyllic retreat pairs the best in regional dining with the indulgences of a spa and secluded outdoor pool.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu

Contemporary hotel

This luxury hotel, with its outdoor pool and spa, is set amidst 37 acres of landscaped gardens, a peaceful hideaway amid hubbub of Kathmandu's city-centre jumble. It's also within walking distance of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa.

When to go to Nepal

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The high season – when thousands of trekkers hit the trails of Annapurna, Everest and Langtang – runs from early October to late November and brings unrivalled views of the high Himalayas. March and April, when Everest expeditions head to base camp for the annual climbing season and the rhododendrons are in full bloom, is another good time to visit. During the summer (June to September) the heavy monsoon rains bring mud and leeches to some hiking trails, and some heavy hotel discounts to match.

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Nepal articles

  • Sipaghat Bazzar, Kavreplanchok District, Nepal

    One Year On: The Nepal Earthquake Today

    The 25th of April, 2016, marks the one-year anniversary of an earthquake that left over 8,000 Nepalese people dead and a further 20,000 injured. But, a year on, Nepal is starting to emerge from the rubble with grim determination and a fresh-faced optimism. We take a look at what’s happened, how the…

  • Everest fees cut in Nepal

    Everest has become the ultimate tick in terms of adventure tourism and a serious prize. There is though a substantial cost associated with any asscent. However, from next year permits for climbs originating in Nepal will be considerably cheaper.     

  • Everest in numbers

    Since the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, 60 years ago on 29 May 1953, the mountain has lured countless climbers and trekkers keen to walk in its shadow and test themselves against the highest mountain on earth. Since then a host of other ascents have provided statistics and records, some…

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