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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

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.

Early morning at Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

One of Nepal's most classic short treks, this route takes you to the foot of some of the tallest mountains in the world. Along the way, you'll spend the night in two famous base camps with close-up views of Annapurna I and Machapuchare.

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

Nepal is home to some of the most spectacular treks in the world. While the most famous treks such as Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit have earned their reputation for a reason, they've become a victim of their own success and are no longer the most highly ranked treks due to large crowds of adventure seekers. These treks still make the list but are no longer on top. 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.

View from Ghandruk village

The Best Short Treks in Nepal

Nepal offers a wide variety of trekking trails. For travelers who are short on time, here are some of the best short treks Nepal has to offer ranging from 2 to 10 days. Each of these treks can be extended... the number of days listed here represents the minimum number of days you need to complete these trails.

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
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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 Raj Gyawali
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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 Amanda Delecca
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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 Mads Mathiasen
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active 6 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

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Nature and wildlife tour, Nepal - Nov 19 - Nov 30, 2016

Traveler: Daniela D. - Local specialist: Mads Mathiasen

The organization was superb. We do these kind of trips a lot and I can honestly say that we have never had one as well organized as this one. At every step, the drivers or guides were always ready for us and every aspect happened like clockwork. We live in Germany where you expect that kind of organization, but to enjoy it in Nepal hardly seemed possible. Our congratulations on a job well done! Also, the guides were all fantastic - friendly and knowledgeable. Most national parks in the world... read more

The organization was superb. We do these kind of trips a lot and I can honestly say that we have never had one as well organized as this one. At every step, the drivers or guides were always ready for us and every aspect happened like clockwork. We live in Germany where you expect that kind of organization, but to enjoy it in Nepal hardly seemed possible. Our congratulations on a job well done! Also, the guides were all fantastic - friendly and knowledgeable. Most national parks in the world have guides who know the big animals and birds of prey, but our guides in Chitwan knew every bird and butterfly as well.

We discussed the trip and made changes to his original concept several times but he never tried to force us into his plan and cheerily re-worked the itinerary until we were happy with it.

View mt everest, Nepal - Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2016

Traveler: Natasha A. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

Raj was extremely helpful from the very first day. He was very approachable. He was also very hospitable after we arrived in Nepal. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our trip and will definitely be recommending both Raj (Social Tours) and Kimkim to future travellers.

Ghorepani poonhill trek, Nepal - Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2016

Traveler: Axel A. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

We have been home for about one and a half weeks now. We are really happy with how our trip went. The views were stunning and I think that both me and Victor would like to return someday for a longer trek. Thank you for all the help. It would have been some much harder to do without you two.

Ngima and our guide Lhakpa were great and everything just worked.

Trip Requests

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“Looking to do Khopra Ridge Trek this October”

We are looking at the Khopra danda trek for 2 reasons: we want to trek a bit longer than 4 days, but the full Annapurna is a bit too much for us. Also, we like the idea of the Khopra bit of the trek being a bit off the beaten track

— Traveler looking to visit Nepal in October 2016

“Manaslu Circuit Trek in September”

We are looking to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek in September. We are experienced hikers (have done Kilimanjaro a few years ago) and are looking for a remote, somewhat challenging trek that is less crowded than Everest or Annapurna. We are 2 friends in our...

— Traveler looking to visit Nepal in September 2016

“5-6 days trek either in the Anapurna region or the Everest region”

Hello, I am looking to make a 5-6 days trek either in the Anapurna region or the Everest region. I am not an experienced hiker but in a rather good physical condition. I would like to go as high as physically possible in that period. I am arriving in...

— Traveler looking to visit Nepal in September 2016

“Short trek near Pokhara”

I am planning to do a yoga and hiking retreat in Pokhara and then would like to do a short trek. I am not a big hiker, but I enjoy being outside and meeting locals. I have about 4 days for my trek.

— Traveler looking to visit Nepal in October 2016

“Looking for a trek lasting 4-5 days”

While we are in the country for 8 days, we have an event we need to attend in kathmandu so would be most interested in a trek lasting 4-5 days.

— Traveler looking to visit Nepal in September 2016