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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. Explore: 5 days · 6 days · 7 days · 8 days · 9 days · 10 days · 11 days · 12 days · 14 days

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

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 5100m (17,000-ft.) 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.

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.

View of Annapurna I at sunset from Poon Hill
Map of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: Nepal's Classic Trek - 8 Days
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: Nepal's Classic Trek - 8 Days

This short trek gives you access to one of Nepal's classic viewpoints of the Annapurna range. You'll follow ancient trails that connect local communities, pass through blooming rhododendron forests and rice paddies, and enjoy views of snow-covered mountains. At night, sleep in comfortable teahouses located in small villages along the route.

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.

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.

Make the Most of Your Time in Nepal

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
How Many Days Should You Spend in Nepal?
How Many Days Should You 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...

Kathmandu's famous Boudhanath Stupa
5 Days in Nepal - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Nepal is mountains, jungles, rivers, and ancient culture. This diversity means that you could spend a lifetime exploring the small Himalayan nation, but if you only have five...

7 Days in Nepal - 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Nepal - 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Although small in land area, Nepal is an extremely diverse country in terms of culture and landscape. In seven days you can scratch the surface, see many beautiful sights and...

Pokhara's Phewa Tal from above
2 Weeks in Nepal - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks in Nepal is enough time for a truly satisfying adventure. Trek in remote mountain areas; paddle and camp along one of Nepal's beautiful rivers; visit ancient cultural...

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 to Visit Nepal

Most guidebooks state that spring and autumn are the best times for visiting Nepal, since the weather tends to be moderate and stable, with clear skies. However, due to the...

Everest Base Camp
Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp

The best time to go to Everest Base Camp depends a lot on the activities you hope to do while there. If you want to trek, you should plan to go in spring (March-May) or fall...

Sleeping bag and backpack in Khopra Danda lodge room
Trekking Gear List for Nepal

It's important to pack the right items for your trek. Don't forget important things, and definitely don't bring too much as you and/or your porter won't be happy with a load...

Nepal Travel Advice

Read our detailed insights to make sure you have the best trip
The sacred Hindu site of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu
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...

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...

Nepal Destination Guides

Discovering Bandipur: A Crown Jewel of Nepal
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...

Nepal Travel Interviews

Get inspired by reading about experiences by travelers like you
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...

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...

Nepal Experiences

Unique things to do in Nepal

Our Latest Nepal Content

Everest Base Camp
Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp

The best time to go to Everest Base Camp depends a lot on the activities you hope to do while there. If you want to trek, you should plan to go in spring (March-May) or fall (October-November), while a helicopter tour can be taken any time the weather is good outside of monsoon season. Perhaps surprisingly, winter isn't off the table for a visit, and as long as you're very prepared for the freezing temps, you'll likely be treated to crystal-clear mountain views. Here are some important points to consider when thinking about when to visit EBC.

Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp in May: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

Many of the trekkers in the region this month have come here in hopes of summiting Mount Everest. Thus, trails to Everest Base Camp can get very congested in May. Unless you have your sights on the summit, we recommend trekking a quieter route in the area that allows you views of Base Camp and Everest, but without being in the thick of it.

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
5 Days in Nepal: 5 Great Itineraries
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One Week in Nepal: 3 Suggested Itineraries
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2 Weeks in Nepal: 4 Great Itineraries
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Nepal
Travel specialist Erin Green
active 3 hours ago

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. I've been...

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Travel specialist Chhewang Lama
active 7 hours ago

Chhewang Lama

Chhewang originated from the remote Nyinba Valley, located in Simikot-Humla, West Nepal where the people are of Tibetan origin. I believe the rich cultural heritage is what links me with my passion...

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Travel specialist Sangita Bajracharya
active 9 hours ago

Sangita Bajracharya

I feel blessed to born in Kathmandu- the city of temples. From my childhood, I wanted to visit new places and that’s what I am doing now visiting new places whenever I get free time. I always...

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Travel specialist Raj Gyawali
active 8 hours ago

Raj Gyawali

I specialize in soft adventure experiences that are custom tailored, and that generally go beyond the surface and immerses into the country resulting in participatory experiential experiences that...

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Trip Reviews for Nepal

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
Anja

Nar phu, tilicho lake and the annapurna circuit, Nepal - Aug 18 - Aug 31, 2019

Traveler: Anja B. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Our Nar Phu and Manang trek was an unforgettable adventure. Especially the Nar and Phu part of the trek was outstanding with amazing landscapes and breathtaking views, great hikes, incredibly friendly and hospitable people who always had a great smile for us and a deep insight into local culture.
Our guides Mingmar and Dorje were supergreat and a lot of fun and would always offer support when needed. We spontaneously changed the second part of our trek due to my fear of heights, which was... read more

Our Nar Phu and Manang trek was an unforgettable adventure. Especially the Nar and Phu part of the trek was outstanding with amazing landscapes and breathtaking views, great hikes, incredibly friendly and hospitable people who always had a great smile for us and a deep insight into local culture.
Our guides Mingmar and Dorje were supergreat and a lot of fun and would always offer support when needed. We spontaneously changed the second part of our trek due to my fear of heights, which was good for me and Mingmar found some perfect alternative for us. Both our guides were a great source of information on Buddhist and local culture and history.
Amanda is the best local specialist you can get. No matter what kind of questions, requests and problems we had when planning our trek, she would always find a perfect answer or solution within no more than a few hours. You can hope for no better, more helpful, likeable specialist! Thank you so much for planning the best trek with us!

Kalissa

Trip to nepal, Nepal - May 27 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: Kalissa H. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Our trip to Nepal was everything we imagined it would be plus more, and it was all thanks to Kunchok Nima and all of our guides. We explored Kathmandu with a wonderful guide that took us to Hindu and Buddhist temples and taught us all about the culture. We then went to Pokhara where we white water rafted (Raju was an amazing guide) and started our two day trek. Our trekking guide Chhiring is one of our favorite people we met on this journey. His knowledge about trekking and his country in... read more

Our trip to Nepal was everything we imagined it would be plus more, and it was all thanks to Kunchok Nima and all of our guides. We explored Kathmandu with a wonderful guide that took us to Hindu and Buddhist temples and taught us all about the culture. We then went to Pokhara where we white water rafted (Raju was an amazing guide) and started our two day trek. Our trekking guide Chhiring is one of our favorite people we met on this journey. His knowledge about trekking and his country in general was amazing. The trek was a wonderful experience and even though I wanted to give up multiple times I would do it again. Chhiring not only was our trekking guide but he did a tour around the city of Pokhara with us and even offered to take us to see a few places (the Kopan Monastery was beautiful) in Kathmandu when we got back. I can say Chirring is someone we love to visit with again. Our last stop on our trip was to Chitwan National Park. The resort was beautiful and the food was delicious. In Chitwan we got to explore the animals of the jungle on foot, on the back of an elephant and on a canoe ride. Our favorite part of the jungle experience was when we were able to bathe and play with them in the river. The last the we did was a flight to the Himalayan mountains which was breathtaking and highly recommended. The whole process of planning the trip and communicating with our local specialist was so easy. Kunchok was there to help me every step of the way and ease any worry or concern I may of had. We truly appreciate Nima, our guides, and all the people of Nepal that were so welcoming. We will definitely be using Kim Kim and Responsible Treks again on our next trip to Nepal.

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Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kalissa

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It is indeed our pleasure to host you guys to Nepal. Happy to know that you had a wonderful time and that our service reach your expectations :D

Rest assured that your kind words have been relayed to all our staff and we are very much looking forward to greeting you again and host you to Nepal in near future.

Best wishes
Kunchok

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2019

Traveler: Bell H. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Kunchok was great, he helped us get everything we need and ensure we were safe :)
Would recommend anyone that want a safe and fun trip to find him

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Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Bell for your wonderful Review. Indeed it was fun hosting you and your friends.
Do let us know when you plan your next visit to Nepal . I will be happy to help you plan another unforgettable trip.

Thanks once again

Cheers
Kunchok