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Introducing 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 fall are Nepal's peak trekking seasons, but winter and summer are becoming increasingly popular, as well. For Nepal's jungle region, Chitwan, the best time to visit is in the winter. Read all the details here

Things to do in Nepal
Nepal has many epic treks 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 Nepal Tours.

How many days do you need to visit Nepal?
Although 3-5 days is enough to explore the Kathmandu Valley, we recommend spending at least a week in Nepal where you can combine Kathmandu or Pokhara with a short (but rewarding) trek. With more time, you can tackle a longer, more challenging trek that takes you higher up into the Everest, Annapurna, or Mustang region. For any trip over 7 days, you also have enough time to visit Chitwan, Nepal's jungle region, to catch a glimpse of wildlife. Read more

Getting around Nepal
Kathmandu is Nepal's main hub and all of your adventures will begin from there. There's a limited public bus network, but the best way to get around is by private jeep and domestic flight. Learn more about your options of getting to Pokhara, getting to Chitwan, and getting to Lukla, the jumping-off point for Everest. Read more

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Nepal Tours & Itineraries

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Buddhist prayer flags above the valley along the Manaslu Circuit trek
Map of Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Ultimate Off-The-Beaten-Path Trek in Nepal - 18 Days
Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Ultimate Off-The-Beaten-Path Trek in Nepal - 18 Days

The Manaslu Circuit Trek features everything you'd want from a classic trek in Nepal: Epic scenery, intimate encounters with local people and their ancient culture, and a 17,000-foot (5,100 m) Himalayan pass crossing. Kimkim's trusted partners in Nepal organize weekly group departures during the spring and fall trekking seasons, as well as private treks that can run on any date from February to June and September through November.

Looking down the Langtang Valley
Map of Langtang Trek - 11 Days
Langtang Trek - 11 Days

The Langtang Valley has long been a favorite trek due to its expansive views, interesting Tamang culture, relatively gentle pace and accessibility from Kathmandu. The 2015 earthquake and subsequent landslide had an enormous effect on the region, but aid and reconstruction have recently reopened this valley to trekking again. Not only is it still a beautiful trek, your visit will also provide vital support for local livelihoods.

View from Chukhung Ri above the village of Chukhung, one of the great viewpoints along this trek
Map of Three Passes Trek: Ultimate Trek in the Everest Region - 22 Days
Three Passes Trek: Ultimate Trek in the Everest Region - 22 Days

The Three Passes trek is the ultimate Everest experience. This route takes in all the highlights—both in terms of mountain views and local Sherpa culture—and combines them into a complete journey through the Everest region. Keep in mind, this trek is one of the most challenging teahouse treks in Nepal.

Beautiful Gokyo lake and village
Map of Gokyo Lakes Trek - 16 Days
Gokyo Lakes Trek - 16 Days

The sparkling, pristine blue and green waters of the Gokyo Lakes are one of Nepal’s most memorable sights. They comprise the highest freshwater lake system in the world, at around 5,000 meters. The Gokyo Lakes trek is ideal for people who want to trek in the Everest region, but who want more variety of views and fewer nights spent at very high altitude.

Views from atop the ridge lines of Pikey Peak
Map of Pikey Peak Trek: A Short Trek with Great Views of Everest - 9 Days
Pikey Peak Trek: A Short Trek with Great Views of Everest - 9 Days

Many say that the view of Mount Everest from Pikey Peak is one of the best in Nepal. That’s a bold statement, but Sir Edmund Hillary himself claimed it to be his favorite, and we're inclined to agree. This trek can be done in three full-on days, or a more leisurely six.

Make the Most of Your Time in Nepal

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How Many Days to Spend in Nepal

Although geographically compact, Nepal's mountainous terrain and bumpy roads make it feel like a much bigger country than it is. Add diverse cultures, terrain, and ecosystems to...

7 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 1 Week in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
1 Week in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With a full week in Nepal, there’s time to cover a lot of ground on a sightseeing tour—you can easily combine the highlights of Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan National Park....

Views of the Annapurna Himalaya from the Khopra Danda teahouse
Map of 10 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

From spectacular treks in the high Himalaya to visiting the birthplace of the Buddha at Lumbini, white-water rafting to Hindu pilgrimage sites, 10 days in Nepal is plenty of...

Pokhara's Phewa Tal from above
Map of 2 Weeks in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks in Nepal is enough time for a truly satisfying adventure, whether you’re interested in doing an epic trek or making your way around the country to learn about its...

Nepal Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
Nepal features a wide variety of climates and seasons, as seen from this view in the Annapurna Region
Best Time of Year to Visit Nepal

Spring and autumn are generally considered to be the best seasons to visit Nepal, since the weather tends to be moderate and stable, with clear skies. However, due to the...

Tents crowded at the foot of Everest Base Camp
Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp

The best time to visit Everest Base Camp depends on the activities you hope to do while there. For trekking, you should go in spring (March-May) or fall (October-November),...

Prayer flags against the backdrop of the Annapurnas
Nepal's Main Regions: Deciding Where to Go

Nepal is divided into three main geographical regions—the Himalaya in the north, the central hilly region, and the Terai (or jungle region) in the south. To help you decide...

Nepal Travel Advice

Read our detailed insights to make sure you have the best trip
The city of Pokhara along Phewa Lake
Getting from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Pokhara may not seem far from Kathmandu (the cities are only 126 miles / 204 km apart), but the Nepali terrain and road quality make for a very long drive. That's why many...

Line-ups to use the machines to get your visa-on-arrival in the Kathmandu airport
Getting Your Visa for Nepal

Heading to Nepal? Everyone needs a visa (except Indian nationals), but luckily it’s an easy process. Here’s the latest information on obtaining a tourist visa and how it works...

Nepal Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country
Prayer flags against the backdrop of the Annapurnas
Nepal's Main Regions: Deciding Where to Go

Nepal is divided into three main geographical regions—the Himalaya in the north, the central hilly region, and the Terai (or jungle region) in the south. To help you decide...

Views from the ridge line new Bandipur
Discovering Bandipur: A Crown Jewel of Nepal

The Newari town of Bandipur is one of central Nepal's hidden gems. It combines traditional village architecture, epic Himalayan views, lovely countryside walks, local adventure...

Tourists walking around a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal
24 Hours in Kathmandu

Kathmandu charms visitors with a mix of ancient history, striking Hindu and Buddhist sites, cheap and cheerful dining, and fun nightlife. If you only have a day, follow these...

Nepal Travel Interviews

Get inspired by reading about experiences by travelers like you
A view over Lumba Sumba Pass
Lumba Sumba Pass | Great Himalayan Trail

Nepal is a land of breathtaking beauty around every corner, ancient cultures, adventures and mind-boggling diversity. So what makes a crossing of one of many of Nepal's high...

Trekking in the Manaslu Region
Trekking for All Ages and Abilities

Nepal’s mountains are formidable, but Raj Gyawali says they can be accessible to almost anyone. Whether he’s leading a family tour, a special needs tour, or a niche tour, Raj...

Best Experiences in Nepal

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
Bhaktapur's Durbar Square
Explore Bhaktapur: Ancient City of the Kathmandu Valley
14 km (8.6 miles) east of Kathmandu lies Bhaktapur—the largest of the Kathmandu Valley's three oldest indigenous Newa cities. Founded in the 12th century, this ancient metropolis is also known as Bhadgaun, which means "the city of devotees." Among other things, it's home to some of the valley's...
Boudhanath stupa
Explore Pashupatinath & Boudhanath
This is a full-day sightseeing tour that includes visits to two famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. First up is Pashupatinath, located in the east of Kathmandu City, and one of the holiest temples in the Hindu religion. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the three main...
You might spot a tiger on the river safari
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan Boat Safari
This excursion offers visitors the chance to experience the natural beauty and exotic wildlife of Chitwan National Park first-hand on a river safari. The vessel for this particular tour is a traditional long boat that carries passengers to Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge, a rustic jungle hideaway and...

Our Latest Nepal Content

Nar Village
Map of Nar, Phu & Tilicho Lake Trek - 12 Days
Nar, Phu & Tilicho Lake Trek - 12 Days

Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails in Nepal, one of the best places for mountain trekking in the world. Over 12-action packed days, you'll hike around the mighty Himalaya, from Kathmandu up the Annapurna range to high-altitude lakes. Along the way you'll pass traditional villages, valleys, canyons, rivers, monasteries, and all the wonderful scenery that make this such a spectacular corner of the world.

Trek to mighty Ama Dablam's base camp
Map of Kathmandu & Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek - 10 Days
Kathmandu & Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek - 10 Days

Experience the magic of Kathmandu and the Himalaya on this 10-day Nepal tour. Begin in Kathmandu, home to crowded bazaars and golden temples, before flying into the frosted mountains. Here, you'll embark upon a six-day scenic trek to Ama Dablam's base camp, passing through Himayalan towns surrounded by the world's most incredible peaks. Top it off with a scenic helicopter flight over Everest Base Camp.

A local prays to the Gods, Kathmandu
Nepal in a Nutshell: Kathmandu, Nagarkot & Pokhara - 8 Days

Discover a microcosm of cultures and some of the world's most breathtaking landscapes on this 8-day exploration of Nepal's Kathmandu and Pokhara Valleys. With a laid-back blend of popular highlights and offbeat experiences, it's a perfect itinerary for first-timers to the country. Explore the temples and shrines of Kathmandu, take in postcard-worthy Himalaya views from the peaceful mountain town of Nagarkot, and embrace your adventurous side with some scenic paragliding in Pokhara.

Nepal Travel Videos

Poon Hill Ghorepani Family Trek
Three Passes Trek Nepal
Pikey Peak Nepal Trek

Nepal Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Map 5 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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7 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Map 2 Weeks in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Nepal
Travel specialist Amanda Delecca
active 10 hours ago

Amanda Delecca

Originally from Australia, I've been travelling for 25 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...

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Travel specialist Ngima Dorji Sherpa
active 14 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...

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Travel specialist Erin Green

Erin Green

My roots are in Michigan and California, but my adult life has been spent living and leading tours all over Asia. I first visited Nepal in 2003, and I loved it, so I kept coming back. Kathmandu was...

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Travel specialist Kripa Sunuwar

Kripa Sunuwar

Born and raised in the Himalayas. I am the native citizen of this beautiful country, Nepal. Traveling has always been my passion as there is so much to learn about the indigenous history and...

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Trip Reviews for Nepal

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

The whole team at Himalayan Trails were excellent
Nepal | Feb 7 - Feb 14, 2024

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Himesh P.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024
The whole team at Himalayan Trails were excellent from start to finish. They were extremely accommodating including:
- Grishma, who tailored our trip to our (multiple) changing needs
- Pratikshya, who guided us around a hectic but historic Kathmandu area, giving us a real sense of the amalgamation of so many different cultures
- Raj, who ensured the trip went smoothly
- Dawa and Kumar, who guided us around the Kathmandu valley, weaving through beautiful towns and villages, getting us to...
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The whole team at Himalayan Trails were excellent from start to finish. They were extremely accommodating including:
- Grishma, who tailored our trip to our (multiple) changing needs
- Pratikshya, who guided us around a hectic but historic Kathmandu area, giving us a real sense of the amalgamation of so many different cultures
- Raj, who ensured the trip went smoothly
- Dawa and Kumar, who guided us around the Kathmandu valley, weaving through beautiful towns and villages, getting us to amazing places to see crisp views of the Himalayan Range
- Ritesh, who made the quiet town of Panauti come alive with his stories, and both Ritesh and Dawa for a lovely home made dinner!

110% worth the experience, and according to Dawa, Annapurna and Everest base camps will be no problem for us! Looking forward to visiting again!

Local specialist: Grishma Pandey

Perfect short adventure in Nepal.
Nepal | Feb 7 - Feb 12, 2024

Matthew
Matthew S.
Singapore | Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

One of our favorite adventures. Amanda was extremely helpful and responsive in planning and making adjustments to accommodate our input. The guides were great, always flexible and kind. The trek was beautiful with lots of interesting sights and villages along the way. It was exactly what we were looking for.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Replied on Feb 20, 2024

Matthew thanks for the lovely 5 star review of your family trek. It was a pleasure working with you, a big thank you not only from me, but also your guides and trek crew, plus the whole team in the background who make the magic happen.

Until next time :)
Amanda

Responsible tourism, well-connected and flexible trip. The best "relaxed" way to see Nepal.
Nepal | Feb 7 - Feb 12, 2024

Orielle
Orielle G.
Spain | Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024
Certain things are priceless. Life constantly throws challenges at you, so it is important to have a tour company as flexible and well-connected as social tours. They were able to change plans for us at a moment's notice. When sickness ravaged us, things were moved around seamlessly. We never had to worry a single time about missing anything or enduring the hassle of reorganizing / rescheduling. More importantly, Social Tours has taught us about responsible tourism. Eco-friendliness,... Read more

Certain things are priceless. Life constantly throws challenges at you, so it is important to have a tour company as flexible and well-connected as social tours. They were able to change plans for us at a moment's notice. When sickness ravaged us, things were moved around seamlessly. We never had to worry a single time about missing anything or enduring the hassle of reorganizing / rescheduling. More importantly, Social Tours has taught us about responsible tourism. Eco-friendliness, sustainability, community-driven and their people-first values made them stand out from all other travel agencies we ever worked with.

About the tour itself: the walking tours led by Bippin (e.g. Hinduism and Buddhism) as well as the hike with our trekking guide Parbati will always live in our memories as the highlights of Nepal. I have never seen two philosophies and belief systems living so harmoniously side-by-side. Eating freshly grown food while staying with the mountain locals was also a once in a lifetime experience.

Local specialist: Raj Gyawali
Raj
Raj Gyawali
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Replied on Feb 15, 2024

Dear Orielle & Aleks,

We're incredibly grateful for your prompt review, especially amidst your departure. Your feedback means the world to us. Flexibility is key, and we're thrilled it enabled salvaging your trip, crafting unforgettable experiences. Your encouragement reaffirms our path. Thank you deeply.

Warm regards,