A holiday in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal can combine incredible treks, stunning wildlife, fascinating culture and magnificent scenery. You could take it easy in characterful hotels in Kathmandu and enjoy the architecture and life of the city, or you could head for the mountains and camp in amongst the wilderness. Nepal holidays really can be very different and depend totally on what type of experience you want.
Nepal is a remarkable country with a rich and vibrant cultural heritage. The very heart of the country's character is born of the intertwined beliefs of Buddhism, Hinduism and Shamanism, with their associated temples, monasteries and evocative spiritual and religious festivals.
The Kathmandu Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a host of ancient architecture and traditional culture in its famous towns. On top of this cultural aspect, Nepal has some of the best trekking routes in the world ranging from gentle walks to the Everest base camp trek. There is also a choice of river routes to try out some white water rafting, suitable for the complete beginners or the more experienced rafters. Nepal has a profusion of wildlife in some excellent national parks from the popular Chitwan in the lowland Tarai, to the lesser visited Royal Bardia in the west of the country. There really is a chance of seeing tigers here as well as the huge armour-plated Asian rhinos, and the birdwatching in some of the more remote national parks is superb.
Nepal has a diverse range of ecosystems from lowland sub-tropical forests right through to the high altitude environments of the Himalayas. Some 160 species of mammals and 800 species of birds can be found. There are numerous national parks and wildlife reserves providing unique opportunities to view these exotic and rare animals.
So have a look at some of the Nepal holiday ideas or accommodation information below, and by all means call our experts to arrange your tailor made Nepal holiday.
In the small town of Bandipur, Gaun Ghar offers a simple base to explore traditional Nepalese life.
A good value lodge just a few minutes from the entrance to Chitwan National Park.
Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge Bardia
Located on the edge of Bardia National Park, Karnali Lodge provides a very comfortable base for viewing wildlife.
Kantipur Temple House
Kantipur Temple House is a 42-room hotel in traditional Newari style in the heart of Kathmandu.
Nepal Family Adventure
11 days from £1,775 pp
A really varied adventure in Nepal - sightseeing, trekking, whitewater rafting and wildlife viewing.
Highlights of Nepal
15 days from £2,105 pp
Culture, fabulous mountain scenery, plus thrilling rafting and wildlife viewing make this a superb Nepal holiday.
Nepal Wildlife Tour
12 days from £2665 pp
The varied wildlife of Nepal from Koshi Tappu in the east, via Chitwan to Bardia in the west.
9 days from £2,380 pp
Some of the best Nepal can offer in terms of scenery, culture and accommodation - a trip to remember!
Elephant back safaris
A ride on elephant-back is not something most of us get a chance to enjoy. If you love elephants you might want to consider it.
Meeting a living Goddess
It's not often you get a chance to meet a goddess!
Rafting in Nepal
From half-day beginners' rafting to full-on multi-day experiences.
To watch tigers in the wild is one of the most special wildlife experiences.