Discover the magnificent Himalayas

Sandwiched between Tibet to the north and India to the south, the relatively small nation of Nepal certainly packs a punch. It is here you will find the majority of the highest mountains on earth, rare wildlife species and possibly of most importance, some of the world’s friendliest people. On arrival the capital Kathmandu definitely makes an impression with its chaotic and dusty streets, and just wait to you head out of the city, be it to the lowlands or the highlands – this country is like nowhere you have been before.

  • The ancient royal city of Kathmandu’s historic squares lined with temples and other beautifully intricate examples of Nepalese architecture
  • The home of Mount Everest – best seen on a scenic mountain flight from the capital Kathmandu
  • The natural skyline from the lake-side city of Pokhara, which is the gateway to the striking Annapurna Himalaya
  • Seek out rare wildlife species, including the often illusive Bengal tiger and Asian rhino in the lowland plains and Chitwan National Park
  • The Kathmandu Valley’s other ancient royal cities – Patan and Bhaktapur – make a perfect day trip.

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +5¾ hours

Capital:

Kathmandu

Currency:

Nepalese Rupee

Flying time to destination:

10 hours

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When to visit

Jan 16°c
Feb 18°c
Mar 22°c
Apr 26°c
May 26°c
Jun 27°c
Jul 26°c
Aug 26°c
Sep 26°c
Oct 24°c
Nov 21°c
Dec 17°c
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