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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.

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.

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...

7 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 7 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days 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 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...

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 Hotel Advice

Unique places to stay, curated by kimkim specialists
View from the terrace of Tiger Mountain Pokhara (photo courtesy Tiger Mountain)
Map of Best Resorts Around Pokhara
Best Resorts Around Pokhara

Most people come to Pokhara for the fantastic nearby trekking, and after a week of bucket washes and wet wipes you might just be ready for a splash of well-deserved luxury. The...

Best Things to do in Nepal

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
Winter trekking
Best Winter Treks in Nepal

Visiting Nepal in December, January or February? Winter is a great season for shorter treks at lower elevations. The temperatures are colder, but if you’re well prepared you can...

Namche Bazaar, the largest village in the Solu Khumbu
Best Short Treks in the Everest Region

With snow-capped peaks and fabled Sherpa culture, the Everest region is famous for some of the best trekking in Nepal. If you don’t have the minimum 12 days it takes to do the...

Our Latest Nepal Content

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.

Trek to the holy lake of Gosainkunda
Dancing with Shamans: Full Moon Trek to Nepal's Sacred Lake - 8 Days

Every August, apprentice shamans and pilgrims trek to Nepal's sacred lakes for a night of prayer and dance under the full moon. Join them on this 8-day, once-in-a-lifetime experience as you hike through breathtaking mountain scenery to reach the shores of Lake Gosainkunda, located deep in the mountains north of Kathmandu.

Trek to dizzying views of the Kanchenjunga range
Nepal's Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek - 23 Days

See the world's third-largest peak up close on this challenging 23-day trek along Nepal's famous Kanchenjunga Circuit. Spend some time exploring the capital of Kathmandu, then make your way deep into the soaring Himalaya to set off on foot from Taplejung. With few crowds and endless spectacular scenery, you'll trek between rustic teahouses as you make your way to the North and South Kanchenjunga Base Camps—reaching a dizzying altitude of 16,863 feet (5,140 m).

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
Nepal map: 5 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Nepal map: 7 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Nepal 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 21 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...

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Travel specialist Ngima Dorji Sherpa
active 18 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
active 1 day 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. Kathmandu was...

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Travel specialist Kripa Sunuwar
active 21 hours ago

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

Our trip was led by Tendu and Lhakpa - they ...
Nepal | Jan 14 - Jan 17, 2023

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Chris M.
North Valley Stream, NY | Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Our trip was led by Tendu and Lhakpa - they were simply fabulous - amazing individuals and truly awesome guides! read more

Our trip was led by Tendu and Lhakpa - they were simply fabulous - amazing individuals and truly awesome guides!

Hotel Reviews
Milla Guesthouse Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur
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Balthali Village Resort
Dhulikhel
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Shout out for Santos who was incredible
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Dhulikhel Lodge Resort
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Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

This extraordinarily interesting trip was bri...
Nepal | Sep 17 - Oct 1, 2022

Julie
Julie E.
Australia | Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

This extraordinarily interesting trip was brilliantly planned and executed by the KimKim team - online and on the ground.

We had wonderful and informative guiding through Kathmandu, downtime, fantastic trekking to Pikey Peak with Geshab, Lhakpa and Ganesh who inspired and amazed us, and a fascinating visit to Bhaktapur.

KimKim’s communication was brilliant - even in the depths of the Himalayas. We felt supported and loved the local understanding of culture and region.

The... read more

This extraordinarily interesting trip was brilliantly planned and executed by the KimKim team - online and on the ground.

We had wonderful and informative guiding through Kathmandu, downtime, fantastic trekking to Pikey Peak with Geshab, Lhakpa and Ganesh who inspired and amazed us, and a fascinating visit to Bhaktapur.

KimKim’s communication was brilliant - even in the depths of the Himalayas. We felt supported and loved the local understanding of culture and region.

The accommodation was exactly as expected, and exceeded all expectation in Bhaktapur! We have recommended KimKim to all our friends, some of whom have already booked or are doing their KimKim trips!

Hotel Reviews
Peacock Guest House
Bhaktapur, Nepal

This was the best hotel we stayed in in Nepal. Traditionally built and designed, it was also chic with very high quality decorating and furniture. The staff were lovely. It looks out onto a square which provides hours of entertainment and interest, with a restful inner courtyard to escape inclement weather if needed.

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The location on the square was superb
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Mum's Garden Resort
Pokhara

Great location and a lovely courtyard - very good food!

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Hotel Manaslu
Kathmandu

A fabulous building, lovely courtyard and very friendly staff. The location was tucked away but still close to the action!

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Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Bravo! A Lifetime of Memories
Nepal | Dec 20 - Dec 31, 2022

Jen
Jen R.
Menlo Park, CA | Reviewed on Jan 07, 2023

Tendu Sherpa and our equally wonderful Kathmandu in-town guide were both terrific. Professional, kind, knowledgeable. And, importantly, fun.

Tendu Sherpa, for example, went above and beyond to care for our experience starting with our flight into Lukha and on our winter "off-season" trek to Ama Dablam basecamp. He gave us the gift of a glimpse into the beautiful Sherpa community and culture, including guiding us through a Sherpa museum with a family prayer room, sharing stories of his... read more

Tendu Sherpa and our equally wonderful Kathmandu in-town guide were both terrific. Professional, kind, knowledgeable. And, importantly, fun.

Tendu Sherpa, for example, went above and beyond to care for our experience starting with our flight into Lukha and on our winter "off-season" trek to Ama Dablam basecamp. He gave us the gift of a glimpse into the beautiful Sherpa community and culture, including guiding us through a Sherpa museum with a family prayer room, sharing stories of his own family, and introducing us to extended family in Namche Bizar. In one beautiful and unexpected moment, our 12-year-old daughter had the chance to play and draw and laugh with 4-year-old girl, Ang Sherpa, and hear Ang Sherpa sing "Frozen".

We lucked out on the 6-day trek with blue skies and clear long views. We also got to visit schools, like the Hilary School, and monasteries.

Back in Kathmandu, we mountain biked and saw more OF the city and the local hills that we otherwise would have. In short, our trip was incredible. We felt safe, welcomed, supported and inspired throughout.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca