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Make the most of your trip to Nepal

Nepal is a travel destination unlike any other. Visiting this relatively small, mountainous country with its amazing people leaves nobody untouched. Its amazing treks, views and culture are second to none. Read more

When is the best time to visit? 
Spring and autumn are Nepal's peak trekking seasons, but winter and summer are becoming increasingly popular as well. Read all the details here

Things to do in Nepal
Nepal has many epic treks to to choose from ranging from a few days to several weeks. Newer activities such as mountain biking and rafting are on the rise. Discover all the possibilities in our overview of the best things to do in Nepal, or browse our growing list of recommended itineraries.

Nepal Travel Insights

Buddhist prayer flags above the valley along the Manaslu Circuit trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek - The Ultimate off-the-beaten-path Trek in Nepal - 13 to 19 days

The Manaslu Circuit trek is far less crowded than other classic treks in Nepal and remains a true remote adventure, despite its increasing in popularity since teahouses were built here in 2010. The Manaslu trek features all the great aspects of a classic trek in Nepal: epic scenery, spectacular suspension bridge crossings and a 5100m (17,000-ft.) Himalayan pass.

The view of Mt. Everest and Nuptse from Kala Patthar

Everest Base Camp Trek - One of the World's Classic Treks

Ranging from 12-16 days, this famous trek takes you to the foot of Mt. Everest and is steeped in mountaineering history. Not only does it have some of the most iconic mountain views in the world, it is rich in culture and heritage of the Sherpa people.

View of Dhaulagiri as you start your descent to Tatopani on Day 6 (Photo credit: Alex Buri)

Khopra Danda Trek

The Khopra Danda trek (also known as the Khopra Ridge trek) is a great alternative to the more popular (and more crowded) Ghorepani trek, taking you higher still to another great viewpoint of the Annapurnas.

The desert landscape of Upper Mustang, the former kingdom of Lo

Upper Mustang Trek

More similar to Tibet than Nepal, the Upper Mustang Valley is marked by its stark beauty, unique culture, and was until 2006 its own mountain kingdom.

A Stupa just above Namche Bazaar in the Everest Region of Nepal

The 10 Best Treks in Nepal - The Ultimate Guide to help you decide which trek is best for you

Nepal is home to some of the most spectacular treks in the world. While the classic Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit treks have earned their reputation for a reason, they've become quite crowded. Up and coming treks, such as the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Three Passes Trek, are now considered better options for those hikers who seek the ultimate Himalayan experience. The list has been updated in 2017 to reflect the most recent conditions.

A short rest before crossing the Khumbu glacier, Three Passes trek

Best Things to Do in Nepal

With the highest mountains in the world, Nepal is a diverse country that rises from dense jungle to snow-clad peaks in just over 100 miles. Its capital and largest city, Kathmandu, is a bustling metropolis with deep ties to history, culture and ancient religion. Its religions - Hinduism and Buddhism - melt together and lure Western travelers. With unparalleled terrain and adventure, Nepal never fails to deliver an unforgettable experience.

Nepal features a wide variety of climates and seasons, as illustrated by this view of Annapurna from Ghandruk

When is the Best Time of Year to Visit Nepal?

One of the most common questions we get from travelers is "When is the best time of year to visit Nepal?" The standard answer that you’ll find in most guidebooks is that spring and autumn are best for visiting Nepal, since the weather tends to be moderate and stable, with clear skies. However, due to the complex nature of Nepal’s geography and climate there is a lot more to this. An ever increasing number of travelers visit Nepal in winter and summer, and for good reason. With the right information, travel plan and preparation Nepal is a great year-round destination.

The 7 Most Adventurous Experiences in Nepal

Tucked between eight of the world’s highest mountains, Nepal is a mecca for extreme adventure. You can climb up, zip down, trek across and soar by some of the world’s most stunning landscapes.

Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel specialists with a passion for Nepal
Travel operator Ngima Dorji Sherpa
3088 messages
active 6 hours ago

Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Ngima has been running his trekking company out of Kathmandu since the mid 90s. He specializes in treks and adventure travel in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. His work in the travel industry has enabled...

Travel operator Amanda Delecca
2354 messages
active 6 hours ago

Amanda Delecca

Originally from Australia, I've been travelling for 15 years and found myself coming back to Nepal time and time again. These days Kathmandu is home and I get to show people around this incredible...

Travel operator Raj Gyawali
1733 messages
active 12 hours ago

Raj Gyawali

A leader in sustainable tourism, Raj is an expert in a range of activities - from mountain-biking to local cooking classes and market tours.

Travel operator Mads Mathiasen
3241 messages
active 17 mins ago

Mads Mathiasen

A veteran in the adventure travel business Mads has organized and led trips in Turkey, Morocco, Tibet, India, Cambodia, Bhutan, Australia and Sri Lanka but Nepal remains his true love, where he...


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Trip Reviews for Nepal

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Gokyo lakes trek, Nepal - Mar 3 - Mar 16, 2017

Traveler: Tony L. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Ngima took care of all of the planning and everything worked out perfectly (apart from the weather!)

Culture and trekking, Nepal - Mar 7 - Mar 18, 2017

Traveler: Jessica V. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Ngima gave us a great service, make everything painless.
The guide and the Porter where really nice, they did a great job. Definitely we did love the experience

Mountain bike nepal, Nepal - Feb 11 - Feb 19, 2017

Traveler: david b. - Local specialist: Mads Mathiasen

I was met at the Kathmandu airport by Raj as promised. He had a cab waiting for me, and I was taken quickly to my hotel. After I settled in, Raj introduced me to Dawa who was to be my guide for the trip.

Dawa proved to be an excellent guide. He was courteous and knowledgeable. Also, Dawa was very patient with me, as uphill riding is not my strong point. The next morning, our first ride was through parts of Kathmandu and up to the Shivapuri National park. I was able to see parts of... read more

I was met at the Kathmandu airport by Raj as promised. He had a cab waiting for me, and I was taken quickly to my hotel. After I settled in, Raj introduced me to Dawa who was to be my guide for the trip.

Dawa proved to be an excellent guide. He was courteous and knowledgeable. Also, Dawa was very patient with me, as uphill riding is not my strong point. The next morning, our first ride was through parts of Kathmandu and up to the Shivapuri National park. I was able to see parts of the Nepalese culture that most tourists don't see. The ride in Shivapuri was fantastic, and I actually saw some monkeys among the trees. That night we stayed in the Shivapuri retreat where we had a nice meal of Dal Bhat with tea.

The next morning, we rode back into the Shivapuri forest, and hit some awesome mountain biking trails, making our way to Bodinath. We spent time at the Stupa until the car came and picked us up to catch our flight to Pokarrah. On the following day, we flew from Pokarrah to Jomsom for the center piece of the trip...Mountain Biking the Lower Mustang region. Once we got to Jomsom, we rode our bikes up the Kali Gandaki river to the village of Kagbeni. We stayed in a tea house in Kagbeni for 2 nights and for two days rode bikes on through some amazing high desert terrain.

After the stay in Kagbeni, we turned our bikes down the river course to back to Jomsom. One night in Jomsom, and then back on our bikes to Kalopani. Riding down the river course took us through several small villages that reflect the real Nepal. Truly a great experience. After leaving Kalopani, there was one more big ride to a point some 25 km down stream where we were met by a Jeep to take us back to Pokarrah.

Through this entire trip, everything was well planned out and prepared. The hotels, the flights, the ground transportation, nothing was overlooked. I was well taken care of. My guides, Dawa and Tendu were superb, and basically just good people to be around. The coordination and professionalism of all of the guys who handled my trip made it a great success. I will be going back to Nepal, and I will use this crew again. Many thanks to Dawa, Tendu, Raj, and Mads!!

Trip Requests

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“Want a great trekking experience but have limited time”

As we only have 5 days in Kathmandu, we would prefer to stay in the city, and trek nearby (possibly shivapuri / nagarkot). We want to experience sunrise / sunset, be acquainted with nature, and ideally trek for 3-4 days (if time allows), rather than taking...

— Traveler looking to visit Nepal in February 2017

“Remote Trek in Nepal with Heli Access?”

Hi! We are 2 friends looking to do a challenging remote trek. We have limited time, and would therefore be interested in looking to make the most of our time. Is it possible to get a helicopter rather than jeep to cut down some of the the approach?...

— Traveler looking to visit Nepal in March 2017

“Fours days in Nepal, as far off the beaten path as possible”

We are very active and love hiking and getting off the beaten path. We want to see as much of rural, traditional nepalese life as possible in this short trip. As far off the beaten path as possible. Looking for remote vistas and alpine streams :) We...

— Traveler looking to visit Nepal in January 2017

“Nature and Wildlife Tour in Nepal”

We are a couple over 50 years, we enjoy nature and wildlife. We already have some wishes: Kathmandu City, Buddha Air flight to Everest, Chitwan National Park (NO elephants). We'd like high-end hotels, but not super luxurious. Our favorite places to stay...

— Traveler looking to visit Nepal in November 2016

“Nepal Mini Trekking Adventure”

We are a 22 year old couple seeking an adventurous getaway. We would like to experience the Nepalese culture, do some mini hikes with good views and see some glaciers/lakes/rural villages, with private vehicle and tour guide, english speaking....

— Traveler looking to visit Nepal in January 2017