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Nepal Tailor made Holidays

Whether you want to explore the temples, shrines and bustling street life of Kathmandu, trek through the impressive mountain vistas of the Himalayas or track wildlife in Chitwan National Park, Nepal is brimming with possibilities for a tailormade holiday.

Whatever your travel interests are - be it venturing off the beaten track, conquering Everest Base Camp, going on a religious pilgrimage to Buddha’s birthplace or spotting a rare one horned rhino, our team will handpick unique things to see and do to ensure you get the most out of your holiday to Nepal.

Phewa Lake | Pokhara | Nepal

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Our must-see's for a holiday in Nepal

Home to the majestic mountain range of the Himalayas, ancient trading towns, exotic wildlife, Buddhist monasteries and fluttering prayer flags, Nepal is a fascinating place to explore. Wander the 2000-year old streets of Kathmandu, try your hand at making pottery in Bhaktapur, track tigers in Chitwan National Park and then add some hidden gems off the beaten track to create your ideal tailor made holiday to Nepal.

Kathmandu Highlight

Kathmandu

Resembling a medieval city of temples, shrines and living gods, Kathmandu is Nepal’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city, a meeting place of a dozen ethnic groups and once one of the most important points on the caravan routes between Tibet and India. Said to have been founded by king Gun Kamdev in 723 AD, one of the more likely theories of how the city got its name is that it was named after Kastha-Mandap, a pagoda carved from the single tree. Sights to see are Pashupatinath Temple which ...
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BaseCamp Highlight

Everest Base Camp

The mighty Mount Everest straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet, towering at 8850m, it is the highest mountain in the world, with wind speeds sometimes exceeding 400 km/h at its peak. Everest is over 60 million years old and has an almost spiritual status, known to the Nepalis as Sagarmatha (goddess of the sky) and the Tibetan’s as Chomolungma (goddess of universe). On 29th May 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzig Norgay (NP) were the first to reach Everest’s summit. Since then has a ...
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Chitwan Highlight

Chitwan N.P.

Royal Chitwan National Park was the first national park of Nepal, established in 1973 to preserve a unique ecosystem. The park covering a pristine area of 932 sq. km is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of southern central part of Nepal. UNESCO included this area on the list of World Heritage Sites in 1984. Formerly, the Chitwan valley was well known for big game and was exclusively managed as a hunting reserve for the Rana Prime Ministers and their guests until 1950. In 1963, ...
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Annapurna Highlight

Annapurna Circuit

The picturesque town of Pokhara is the gateway to the magnificent Annapurna Range which consists of five mountains over 7200m including Annapurna I, the 10th highest mountain in the world and Machhapuchare which despite falling short of 7000m, is one of the most extraordinary mountains due to its unique ‘fishtail’ peak. The Annapurna Region is the most popular place for trekking in Nepal, due to its incredibly diverse landscape; giant snow capped mountains, beautiful rhododendron forests, at ...
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Bhaktapur Highlight

Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur is a well-preserved ancient Newar (the indigenous people of the Nepalese region) town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley. It is surrounded by mountains with stunning views of the Himalayas. Its location on the main caravan route between China/Tibet and India made the town rich and prosperous. Founded in the 12th century, it was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. The town was listed as an UNESCO World Heritage ...
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Lumbini Highlight

Lumbini

Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site, near the Indian border. Buddha, known as the Lord of Asia, was born in Lumbini during the full moon day in the month of Baisakh in 623 BC and was born under a sal tree, when Mayadevi was going to her maternal town. The Sacred Garden where Buddha was reportedly born was at the time a well tended site but lost for nearly six hundred years and in 1896 was re-discovered, quite by chance. The centrepiece of the Sacred Garden is the Maya Devi Mandir, with part ...
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Pokhara Highlight

Pokhara

Pokhara is known for its stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas and also lakes, a tranquil town to relax in and also the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations in Kathmandu. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. This is the land of Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valiant who ...
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Trekking in the Himalayas

If you fancy dusting off your hiking boots in Nepal, the Annapurna Region is the most popular place for trekking here due to its incredibly diverse landscape of snow-capped mountains, beautiful rhododendron forests, terraced hillsides and rice paddies. Opt for a short easy-paced trek here or if you’ve got more time on your hands and fancy a challenge why not consider trekking to Everest Base Camp at 5400 metres. Other possible treks include the challenging Kangchenjunga Base Camp in the remote eastern Himalayas and treks in the Langtang region.

Inspirations for a holiday in Nepal

If you’ve already got a check list of all the highlights you’d like to see on your tailor made holiday to Nepal but are looking for some inspiration for unique authentic experiences, then here’s a few a ideas to get you started.

Neydo Monastery | Nepal
Witness a monks prayer

Spend the night in Neydo Monastery

Nestled in the scenic mountain ranges of the Himalayas, the Neydo Monastery is just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu but feels worlds apart. Here you can spend the night in a simple guesthouse that sits alongside the monastery and learn about monastic life. Eat beside the 200 monks that call this monastery home, witness their morning prayer and soak up the fresh mountain air and peaceful surrounds.

Kathmandu Valley | Nepal
Hop on two wheels

Explore the Kathmandu Valley

If you fancy escaping the energy and excitement of Kathmandu for a day, why not hop on the saddle and head out into the country to explore the verdant Kathmandu Valley on two wheels. Head out to the valley by bus and then cycle through rural villages, terraces rice paddy fields and scatterings of jungle, taking in the stunning landscapes and spectacular mountain vistas en route.

View of Mount Everest | Nepal
See the world's highest peak

Fly over Everest

If you are short on time or don’t fancy dusting off those hiking boots but would still like to witness the majesty of Everest, fear not as a scenic flight over its snow-capped peaks will do the trick too. Soar above the clouds on an hour long flight over glaciers, lakes, rivers and gorges as well as spectacular Everest. Standing 29,029 feet in height, you are sure not to miss it!

Krishnarpan restaurant | Nepal | Photo courtesy of Bettina Lorenzoni
Indulge in local cuisine

Dinner at Krishnarpan

As one of the best restaurants in the city to try traditional Nepalese cuisine, Krishnarpan is fine-dining at its, well, finest. Housed in the impressive Dwarika Hotel, this elegant establishment is a favourite haunt of royalty and celebrities, and has a menu spread that won’t leave your tummy grumbling with meals ranging from a modest six to a generous 22 courses. The perfect introduction to traditional Nepalese cuisine served with class – this is not to be missed!

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Some of our top hotel picks

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Dwarikas Hotel, Kathmandu
A luxurious and elegant retreat, the Dwarikas Hotel offers a truly authentic Nepalese experience. The spacious, well appointed rooms and suites are beautifully designed, with traditional fabrics and custom designed furniture. Guests can enjoy informal or fine dining at the hotel's three restaurants and bars, which privovide a range of sumptuous cuisine, rejuvenate with daily yoga sessions and indulge in a range of traditional massages at the spa. Located to the west of the Bagmati River in the east of the city - just a short drive to Durbar Square
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel
Hotel Shankar, Kathmandu
Built at the turn of the centrury, Hotel Shanker is a an old palace which reflects the aesthetic beauty of its historical past, a visible grandeur perceived in traditional architecture. Guest rooms are classically designed and well appointed with all mod-cons. Dining options at the hotel include a number of inhouse restaurants serving up a delectable array of local and international cuisine from delicious curries to fish and chips and lasagne! You won't go hungry here that is for sure! Centrally located and to the north of the Royal Palace.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel
Tiger Mountain Lodge, Pokhara
Perched on a spectacular hilltop above the Pokhara Valley, Tiger Mountain Lodge has uninterrupted panoramic mountain views of Machhapuchhare and three of the world's highest Himalayan peaks. Comfortable rooms are arranged in hand-cut stone bungalows, blending into their surroundings for total privacy. Positioned to maximise the breathtaking views and set in natural gardens, all the rooms have spacious verandas.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge
Shangri-La Hotel , Pokhara
Nestled in the tranquil heart of Pokhara, the Shangri-La Village is one of the most popular hotels in this Himalayan paradise. Guest rooms are classically designed with comfortable furnishings and private balconies looking out onto the beautiful Annapurna surroundings. The hotel offers a number of excellent dining options including both Nepali and International. Why not end the day with a refreshing beer and delicious meal at the Trail's End Bar? Perfectly located in the heart of the city, surrounded by the stunning mountains of the Himalayas.
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel
Tiger Top Tharu Lodge, Chitwan N.P.
Located just outside Chitwan National Park, Tharu Lodge is designed in the Tharu longhouse style and built using local materials. Nestled next to lush green forest and overlooking the stunning Terai landscape - it is a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural surroundings. The lodge prides itself on its mouthwatering menu that is made from only the freshed organic produce. There is also a refreshing outdoor pool as well as a number of hammocks in which to drift away.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Go wild on safari

Royal Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Nepal’s natural wonders, covering 932 square kilometres across south central Nepal. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest national parks in Asia, Chitwan is home to more than 50 species of animal including the Royal Bengal tiger, Indian one-horned Rhino, wild elephant, bison, four-horned antelope and leopard. Explore the jungle by foot, on elephant back or by 4x4 – the choice is yours! Other popular national parks are Sagarmatha and Langtang.

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