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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.

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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 is far less crowded than other classic treks in Nepal and remains a true remote adventure, despite its increase 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.

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.

Langtang Trek - 11 Days
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

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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...

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...

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

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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

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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...

Lumba Sumba Pass | Great Himalayan Trail
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

Herb Nepal. Photo by Elen Turner
Beyond Hotels: 7 Unique Lodging Options in Nepal

Planning a trip to Nepal? The country offers much more in the way of accommodation than just hotels. Consider spending a night or two in one of these unique alternatives, be it a trailside teahouse, traditional homestay, Buddhist monastery, or luxury mountain lodge at 13,000 feet.

Nepal, Bhutan, India: Choosing Your Himalayan Destination
Nepal, Bhutan, India: Choosing Your Himalayan Destination

The Himalaya is a great destination for travelers seeking high-altitude adventure and cultural immersion. Much of your experience will depend on the region you visit: Nepal, Bhutan, or the Himalayan regions of northern India. Camping treks and guided cultural tours in Bhutan, remote trekking and varied landscapes in India, or the classic routes (and many trekking alternatives) of Nepal—which should you choose? Read on to find out.

Traveler Interview: Watching the Sunrise from Khopra Danda
Traveler Interview: Watching the Sunrise from Khopra Danda

Newlywed couple Heneu and Brooke take adventure seriously. Trekking in Nepal was at the top of their "pre-kids bucket list," and they enlisted kimkim to create a once-in-a-lifetime itinerary. Read on to hear what they loved about their trip, which included a six-day Khopra Danda trek, Chitwan jungle safari, and a high altitude campsite they'll never forget.

Nepal Travel Videos

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

Nepal Travel Maps

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5 Days in Nepal: 5 Great Itineraries
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2 Weeks in Nepal: 4 Great Itineraries
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel specialists with a passion for Nepal
Travel specialist Ngima Dorji Sherpa
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...

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Travel specialist Erin Green
active 11 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 Amanda Delecca
active 7 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 Kripa Sunuwar
active 8 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

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Pikey peak: a short trek with great views of everest, Nepal - Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2019

Traveler: Joseph M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

I took the 5 day Pikey Peak Trek and the experience was amazing. Amanda and my guide/porter Rishi met me at my hotel the night before in Kathmandu. They went over my list of what I was packing, and gave me some valuable advice. They picked me up at my hotel and drove me to where we met our public transportation. The trek met all of my expectations. The views were amazing, and the tea houses were great. It was wonderful to submerse yourself in the Himalaya culture for five days. ... read more

I took the 5 day Pikey Peak Trek and the experience was amazing. Amanda and my guide/porter Rishi met me at my hotel the night before in Kathmandu. They went over my list of what I was packing, and gave me some valuable advice. They picked me up at my hotel and drove me to where we met our public transportation. The trek met all of my expectations. The views were amazing, and the tea houses were great. It was wonderful to submerse yourself in the Himalaya culture for five days. Everyone was friendly and welcoming, and my guide was amazing, very helpful, and always asking me what I wanted to make my experience better. I would highly recommend this trek to someone who is in good physical condition and wants to experience the authentic local culture.

Nick

5 days in nepal: 5 great itineraries, Nepal - Mar 7 - Mar 16, 2019

Traveler: Nick S. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

We had a great experience in Nepal and, thanks to Kim Kim and Sangita, we could arrange everything to suit out needs. Sangita could not have been more helpful in giving us advice about planning our trip and also making us feel welcome on arrival. We would really recommend Kim Kim and Sangita to people wishing to visit Nepal.

Andy

Nepal trek march 2018, Nepal - Mar 8 - Mar 15, 2019

Traveler: Andy M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

I have just returned from one of the most memorable experiences in my life. My eight day trip to Nepal, trekking in the Solukhumbu region was incredible. From my initial conversations with Amanda who helped me build a personalised itinerary, through to the planning, support, customer service and guide, the whole team were amazing. Every detail was covered and every question answered (always a bonus when you are traveling to a destination for the first time).

A special mention must go to my... read more

I have just returned from one of the most memorable experiences in my life. My eight day trip to Nepal, trekking in the Solukhumbu region was incredible. From my initial conversations with Amanda who helped me build a personalised itinerary, through to the planning, support, customer service and guide, the whole team were amazing. Every detail was covered and every question answered (always a bonus when you are traveling to a destination for the first time).

A special mention must go to my guide, Wangchhu Sherpa, who is absolutely top-class. Wangchhu really made the trip with his local knowledge and explanations of the local culture and Sherpa people. At every tea house or hotel we were made welcome with a smile and some great food. We shared some laughs and lots of chats on so many topics as we trekked, taking in some absolutely stunning views and incredible scenery. I'd definitely recommend including Pikey Peak if you can. The 360 degree views at sunrise are stunning. You can't argue with Sir Edmund Hilary!

I have no hesitation in highly recommending Amanda, Wangchuu, Sitaram and the team for a trekking adventure in Nepal. I'll definitely be heading back to Nepal next year to continue my adventure in one of the most stunning places on earth!

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Nepal trek to see to see rural Nepalese culture, mountains/lakes, prayer flags

I would like to do a 5 or 6-day teahouse trek. I would like a trek that is not very crowded or congested with tourists -- something a little bit more off the beaten path. I would like to see rural Nepalese culture, mountains/lakes, prayer flags, etc....

Traveler visited Nepal in October 2017

Short, easy trekking around pokhara

Hi, my wife and i are planning to go trekking around the Pokhara area for a duration of 3-5 days. We're not super fit, so we're looking for some easy treks with some nice scenery along the way. We don't have a specific village that we want to see, but...

A couple visited Nepal in October 2017

Khopra Danda Trek with children aged 8 and 11

I am interested in Khopra Danda Trek with our children. Can you let me know if it is suitable for kids age 8 and 11? Also, how much does it cost? Our kids are strong and have done a good bit of hiking. We plan to be in Nepal from about October 10-22, and...

Family of 2 adults and 2 children looking to visit Nepal in October 2018

Best of Kathmandu & Pokhara in 5 days

We have 5 days for our trip to Nepal (heading to India before). Places we'd like to see: Kathmandu Valley (Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath), Bhaktapur and Nagarkot, and Pokhara (day trek + paragliding, Phewa Lake boat ride),...

Group of 4 friends visited Nepal in September 2017

Kalinchowk Trekking, Mountain Biking and Rafting in 5 Days

Hi there! I am interested in 'Kalinchowk Trekking, Mountain Biking and Rafting - 8 Day Adventure '. I would like to inquire if it is possible for us to only hike for the first 5 days? Meaning after the descend from Kalinchowk to Khurikharka, we return...

Group of 3 friends looking to visit Nepal in January 2018