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Nepal Holidays Kathmandu Himalayas Tiger Safari Chitwan Annapurna Trek

Nepal Holidays: Kathmandu + Himalayas + Tiger Safari, Chitwan + Annapurna Trek

Nepal holidays usually start in the capital of Kathmandu in the spectacular Himalayas, with highlights including a thrilling tiger safari in Chitwan National Park and walking all or part of the magnificent Annapurna Trek. More intrepid walkers can take on the tougher trek to Everest Base Camp.
 
Landlocked Nepal is only 500 miles long and 124 miles wide, but its landscapes embrace the awe-inspiring Himalayas, home to eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, as well as lush tropical forest on its southern border with India. In between you will find temperate lowlands like the Kathmandu Valley, with ancient palaces, monasteries and temples.
 
While Nepal holidays to Kathmandu in the Himalayas, including a tiger safarai in Chitwan & the Annapurna Trek, offer some of the best landscapes in the world, this is a place of cultural beauty too. Not all visitors decide to trek and there are many fascinating sites to explore. Life in the mountain villages and medieval cities goes on as it has for centuries and the blend of ancient Hindu and Buddhist religion has helped to evolve a rich cultural heritage.
 
Nepal 's national parks are among the best-protected wildlife sanctuaries in the world, with some rare animals and birds thriving here. On a Nepal holidays tiger safari you can choose from 11 national parks located around the country, with Chitwan and Bardia the two most visited.
 
For those looking for thrilling outdoor activities in a truly stunning landscape, the white water rafting is also superb on Nepal holidays. Flowing close to Kathamandu and on to Chitwan and Pokhara, the Trisuli River is one of the most accessible.
 
Despite the devastation of the 2015 earthquake, tourism is recovering and visitors are warmly welcomed as before on Nepal holidays to Kathmandu. The reputation of the Nepalese as a proud and friendly nation is in no way exaggerated. This is a land still struggling after 20 years of transition from a Hindu monarchy to a secular parliamentary republic, established as recently as 2008. Society here is still developing, but modernisation and prosperity are spreading and the pleasures of Nepal holidays will live with you long after your return.
 
Combine your ideas with our expertise and let us help you create a holiday of a lifetime. We offer a wide range of options at different price points, all of which can be tailor made to your needs.
 
For expert advice on Nepal holidays to Kathmandu & Himalayas, a tiger safari in Chitwan Park & the Annapurna Trek, email or call us on +44 (0)1582 766122 to speak with a specialist travel consultant.  Download our Nepal brochure (PDF 0.5 Mb)
 
We have been arranging Nepal holidays to Kathmandu & Himalayas, with a tiger safari in Chitwan Park & the Annapurna trek for over 20 years.
ALL OUR NEPAL HOLIDAYS TO KATHMANDU & HIMALAYAS, WITH TIGER SAFARI IN CHITWAN & ANNAPURNA TREK, ARE FINANCIALLY PROTECTED wherever in the world you live.
 
More information on Nepal holidays to Kathmandu & Himalayas, including a tiger safari to Chitwan National Park & the Annapurna trek:
 
Kathmandu
Home to 5 million of the 26-million population, Kathmandu is the cultural and economic heart of the country and it is from here that most Nepal holidays, tiger safari & treks begin. In contrast to the serenity of the countryside, Kathmandu’s streets are narrow, chaotic and noisy with rickshaws jostling with motorbikes and the occasional sacred cow holding up the traffic, oblivious to the pandemonium around it.
 
On holidays to Kathmandu, among the most popular sites is the Swayambhu golden stupa set high above the city, complete with its troop of wild monkeys (hence the nickname of Monkey Temple). Here you can witness ancient rituals and watch the glorious sunset. Just to the west of the stupa there are three massive Buddha statues, each about 20 metres tall, that are worth a short detour.
 
Another highlight on Nepal holidays to Kathmandu is the lovely Swapra Bagaicha, or Garden of Dreams, a haven of peace just minutes from the city's busy streets. The Narayanhiti Place Museum with its iconic 1970s furnishings and fascinating memorabilia from the old Nepal, is another popular place to visit. Sadly the World Heritage Site of Durbar Square was badly damaged in the earthquake but fortunately much of the city was unscathed and rebuilding here is ongoing.
 
Food on Nepal holidays
You will find that Nepalese food is generally fresh, healthy, largely traditional and still widely based on the country’s exceptional ethnic diversity, on Nepal holidays to Kathmandu, including a tiger safari to Chitwan & the Annupurna trek. Asian themes abound, with Nepalese favourites including Momos (Tibetan style dumplings filled with spices, various meats or vegetables) and the staple dish of dal bhat, a thick lentil soup served on rice with curried vegetables. In Kathmandu however there are plenty of European influences to make you feel at home, with restaurants serving excellent pizza as well as India and Thai restaurants.
 
Nepal’s geographical regions
Nepal is divided into three geographical regions, the Himalayan region, Mid-Hills region and Terai (flat land). It has been an attractive destination down the ages because of its climate and location, and the resulting cultural and religious mix is exceptionally diverse. The two great faiths of Hinduism and Buddhism co-exist in harmony and often share places of worship. The temple of Muktinath for example, in the Himalayan district of Mustang, is venerated by both. Buddha’s birthplace is in Lumbini in the Terai province of Rupandehi, and is one of Buddhism’s most sacred destinations that can be visited on Nepal holidays, including tiger safari in Chitwam & Annuprna trek.
 
Kathmandu Valley
The Kathmandu Valley is the most developed and highly populated part of the country. It includes the districts of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, or Lalitpur, which together make up the political and economic hub of Nepal. The valley is a World Heritage Site, lying at the very heart of ancient Asian civilisations and offers a rich culture and unique architecture. The civilisation created here by the Newars, around 300 years BC, is still very much alive and there is a fantastic amount to see on Nepal holidays to Kathmandu, including tiger safari to Chitwan National Park & the Annapurna trek.
 
Kathmandu Valley’s famous Seven Monument Zones are made up of the districts’ major central areas, or Durbars, and four magnificent religious areas, Swayanbhu, with the oldest Buddhist stupas (shrine) in the Valley, Boudhanath, with the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, the holiest temple for Hindus and Changu Narayan, which includes a traditional Newar settlement.
 
Annapurmna Trek & Everest Base Camp
Trekking in Nepal is all about the journey and soaking up the magnificent views as you go, especially the incredible sunrises if you are early risers. With half-day hikes from Kathmandu, three to four day treks in the Annapurna Conservation Area or the more challenging Langtang region and routes to Annapurna and Everest Basecamps, there really is something very special for everyone who enjoys walking in spectacular mountain scenery on Nepal holidays.
 
The Annapurna region is one of the most visited trekking areas in the Himalayas. Visitors either fly or take the bumpy road from Kathmandu to Pokhara from where the region's treks begin. Set beside picturesque Phewa Lake, Pokhara is the place to stock up with provisions. Non-trekking activities include visiting the World Peace Pagoda, boating on the lake and a trip to the village of Sarangkot for great views of the Annapurna Himalaya. There is also excellent paragliding from here.
 
The Annapurna and Everest regions are famous for their Teahouses, which are found dotted along the popular trekking routes on holidays to Nepal. These are small, friendly village hotels that provide tasty local meals and a bed for the night. Most have separate rooms, basic flush loos and a dining area around a warm toasty stove where trekkers gather to share their day’s experiences. In the Annapurna trek region, the farming village of Ghandruk is a picturesque stopping off point on Nepal holidays. It’s the second largest Gurung village in Nepal with wonderful views of the Himalayas. The 4-5 day trek that takes in Ghorepani and Poon Hill as well as Ghandruk takes you up to about 3,200 metres, avoiding any altitude sickness, and has a truly magnificent sunrise view of the entire Annapurna trek range.
 
Everest trekking includes one of the world’s great classics, Everest Base Camp, which is accessed from Lukla, in the magnificent Sagamartha National Park, a World Heritage Site. Even if you only get as far as Namche Bazaar, the major staging place on the route to Everest, the views are unforgettable. Sagamartha is the Nepali name for Everest, which is located in the park. Most people fly in from Kathmandu to begin their trek, but the road trips are spectacular, if a little slow.  
 
Tiger Safari - Chitwan and Bardia National Parks
On Nepal’s southern border, Chitwan National Park is reputedly the best-preserved area in Asia for a tiger safari and is a World Heritage Site extending over 360 square miles. The lush sub-tropical forest and grassland are home to at least 70 mammals and 550 resident bird species, including the elusive Bengal tiger, leopard and dozens of rare and endangered birds. You will see most of the rest however, like the one horned rhino, deer, monkeys, elephants, gaurs, the world’s largest wild cattle and the region’s famous sloth bears.
 
On a Nepal tiger safari to Chitwan, you can stay in bustling Sauraha or at a luxury lodge on the edge of the park. The Parsa and Valmiki reserves are adjacent and with Chitwan they form this region’s Tiger Conservation Unit, a project dedicated to the protection of these magnificent and highly endangered beasts.
 
Further north Terai National Park is an untouched haven for over 50 mammal and 400 bird species and the choice of wildlife buffs. Among many other exotic species you will be stalking swamp deer, Gangetic dolphins, various crocodiles, White-rumped vultures, Bar-headed geese and the Saurua crane can also be seen on Nepal holidays.
Nepal: Kathmandu + Himalayas Flight + Chitwan
FPA8K
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Nepal Holidays Tours Kathmandu Flights Himalayas Safari Chitwan Park

Our tailor made Nepal holidays & tours visit the wonderful Buddhist cultural sights of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, and include flights over the Himalayas as well as an exciting safari in Chitwan National Park, which is home to the one-horned rhino. Also visit Swayambhunath pilgrimage site, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. English speaking guide, all sightseeing & transfers included.

Nepal Holidays Tours Kathmandu Flights Himalayas Safari Chitwan Park
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Dhulikhel at Sunrise
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Flights over Himalayas
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Boudhanath & Pashupatinath
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Tours, Kathmandu & Flights
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Bhaktapur Durbar Square
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Patan Durbar Square
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Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Swayambhunath
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Safari: Chitwan Park
Exploring Nepal: Kathmandu + Pokhara + Lumbini
FPD10K
9 NIGHTS
FROM £1,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Nepal Walking Holidays Kathmandu Cultural Tours Private Guide River Rafting

On Nepal walking holidays or Kathmandu cultural tours you will travel with your own private guide. We start by exploring the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu. We then drive through fabulous mountain scenery to Bandipur, where you have the option of river rafting, before continuing to stunning Pokhora in the Himalayas & Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. A tiger safari in Chitwan Park can be added. English speaking guide, all transfers & sightseeing included.

Nepal Walking Holidays Kathmandu Cultural Tours Private Guide River Rafting
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Durbar Square
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Maya Devi Temple
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Nepal Walking Holidays
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River Rafting
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Kathmandu Cultural Tours
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Lumbini
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Pokhara, Hiking in Himalayas
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Private Guide
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Bandipur
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Swayambhunath & Boudhanath
Nepal: Hiking the Annapurna Trail + Chitwan Park
FPC12K
11 NIGHTS
FROM £1,998
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Walking Holidays Nepal Hiking Annapurna Kathmandu Chitwan Tiger Safari

Our tailor made walking holidays in Nepal include hiking part (or all) of the famous Annapurna Trail, accompanied by local guides & porters. Also explore Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park, where you can experience a tiger safari, travelling by jeep, boat & canoe. Complete your holiday relaxing at Dhulikhel, with views over the high Himalayas. All light aircraft flights, transfers, park fees & elephant safari included.

Walking Holidays Nepal Hiking Annapurna Kathmandu Chitwan Tiger Safari
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Tiger Safari
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Durbar Square
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Chitwan National Park
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Jeep & Boat Safaris
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Kathmandu
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Hiking Annapurna Trail
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Pokhara
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Dhulikhel Sunrise
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Walking Holidays, Nepal
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Bandipur
Nepal + India: Kathmandu + Chitwan + Golden Triangle
FPI13K
13 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Nepal and India Holidays Kathmandu Chitwan Delhi Jaipur Taj Mahal Guides

Our Nepal and India holiday combine the fascinating cultural sights of Kathmandu & the snow-capped Himalayas, with a tiger safari in Chitwan National Park. Then fly to Delhi to explore the sights of the astonishing Golden Triangle - including visiting Jaipur & the stunning Taj Mahal, travelling with your own guides. English speaking city guides, all light aircraft flights, transfers & specified sightseeing included.

Nepal and India Holidays Kathmandu Chitwan Delhi Jaipur Taj Mahal Guides
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Delhi & Golden Triangle
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Himalayas Flight
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Fatehpur Sikri
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Private Guides
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Jaipur
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Amber Fort
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Chitwan National Park
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Taj Mahal & Agra
Nepal + Maldives: Kathmandu + Chitwan Park
FPM12K
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Maldives and Nepal Holidays Kathmandu Himalayas Tiger Safari Chitwan

Our Maldives and Nepal holidays combine sightseeing in fascinating Kathmandu, with a flight over the snow-capped Himalayas Mountains and a thrilling tiger safari in Chitwan National Park. Afterwards fly to the spectacular Maldives and relax at a luxury hotel on a pristine turquoise coral atoll, with some of the best snorkelling & diving in the world. Tiger safari, Himalayas flight & all transfers & included.

Maldives and Nepal Holidays Kathmandu Himalayas Tiger Safari Chitwan
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Chitwan National Park
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Tiger Safari
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Maldives
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Kathmandu
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Snorkelling
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Pashupatinath Temple
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Maldives and Nepal Holidays
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Himalayas Flight
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Durbar Square
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Scuba Diving
Nepal + Bhutan - Two Himalayan Countries
FPQ12K
11 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Nepal And Bhutan Holidays Tours Kathmandu Tigers Nest Thimphu

Our Nepal and Bhutan holidays & guided tours combine two spectacular but very different Himalayan countries. Visit historic Durbar Square in Kathmandu & other Buddhist pilgrimage sites & hike around Pokhara, before flying to serene Bhutan, where you can hike up to Tigers Nest monastery, visit Tashichho Dzong (fortress) in Thimphu, Punakha Dzong & much more. English speaking driver/guide & all sightseeeing included.

Nepal And Bhutan Holidays Tours Kathmandu Tigers Nest Thimphu
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Chimi Lhakhang Monasetry
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Tigers Nest Monastery
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Pokhara & Himalayas
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Davis Falls Hike
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Punakha Dzong
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Ta Dzong, Paro
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Durbar Square
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Kathmandu
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Thimphu & Tashichho Dzong