With eight out of 10 of the world’s highest mountains within its borders, Nepal is renowned for its spectacular mountain scenery, and is a walker’s paradise.
Begin your tailor-made itinerary to Nepal in the capital, Kathmandu. Take a sightseeing tour to see Newari architecture and explore the ancient temples, palaces and courtyards in the old town that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. Discover the many stupas in Kathmandu, from Swayambhunath stupa, a 2,000-year-old Buddhist temple, to Pashupatinath, one of the holiest Hindu stupas in Nepal. Why not take part in a cooking class in a traditional local home and learn how to make a staple Nepalese dish, dal bhat.
Drive onwards to Pokhara, a tranquil rural town located on the shores of Phewa Lake, Nepal’s second largest lake. It is the gateway to the Annapurna circuit trail, for those looking for an adventure. Alternatively, visit the World Peace Pagoda which offers impressive views of the Annapurna range, take a boat ride on Lake Phewa, or visit the Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan monastery.
If you are interested in taking some hikes in Nepal, we would recommend starting from Gurung, an hour’s drive from Pokhara. Follow forested trails passing traditional Nepalese villages and reach the viewpoint of Gurung Hill for spectacular views of Annapurna South.
A highlight of Nepal is most certainly a visit to Chitwan National Park, where you can go in search of wildlife along the Rapti River or by 4×4. National parks in Nepal are home to rhinos, Bengal tigers, elephants, gharials and sloth bears.