Whether they come for the crystalline peaks or for the ambient temples, visitors to Nepal are always back for more.
Imagine flying in a private jet, high above the mountains and heading straight for the colossal peaks of Mt Everest for an Everest base camp trek. Picture yourself in the midst of Kathmandu’s temple district, standing before a glittering shrine and breathing in the holy air. And visualize yourself in the midst of the Chitwan National Park, surrounded by singing trees as you watch endangered rhino. These wonders and more await you in Nepal.
What people say
India and Nepal was a wonderful adventure which amazed,thrilled and sometimes shocked. An unforgetable holiday
What people say
This trip was a fantastic mix giving us a close up look at Nepal's beautiful scenery, architecture, people, culture, adventure and wildlife- we were even lucky enough to see a tiger!
What people say
Doing an independent journey was a pleasure with such a knowledgeable guide especially as I was and made travelling on my own so it was an easy and enjoyable experience.
Nepal travel highlights
Trekking in Nepal
It’s hard to imagine anything more spectacular than the sight of Mt Everest as you approach her inhospitable peak from the safety of your private plane.
Explore Durbar Square
It’s one of the prettiest places in the country, a centre for worship consisting of glorious gates and lavish temples.
Go on safari drive in Chitwan National Park
Here you’ll have the rare opportunity to spot such shy creature as rhino, deer and exotic birds… not to mention elephants.
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Nepal tour reviews
Our Nepal trips score an average of 4.92 out of 5 based on 51 reviews in the last year.
Colours of Nepal, October 2015
Colours of Nepal was a perfect choice for us as we wanted to see the culture and history of Nepal.
Review submitted 04 Jul 2016
Colours of Nepal, April 2016
Nepal is a beautiful country and the people are extremely friendly and helpful.
Review submitted 17 Jun 2016
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Nepal travel FAQs
All foreign nationals (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and at some land borders (including borders with India and Tibet).
Getting a visa at the airport can sometimes take time due to long queues. There have been instances when passengers were asked to show return flight tickets. You will also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. The following costs were correct at time of writing:
- Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US$25
- Multi entry visa valid for 30 days - US$40
- Multi entry visa valid for 90 days - US$100
Please note if you are staying in Nepal for less than 24 hours while in transit a transit visa can be issued on presentation of your international flight ticket, there is a nominal charge of US$5 and one photo is required.
Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country. Please note we suggest you list your date of entry a few days before, and date of exit a few days after, your intended dates in case you encounter any delays or problems en route. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful.
Tipping is common in Nepal, especially for those working in tourism, due to the very low wages of the workers. Add 10% to bills in restaurants, and leave a few extra rupees for porters, drivers, tour guides and the like.
You’ll have internet access in Kathmandu but services will be unreliable in small towns and rural areas.
You’ll be able to use your phone in urban centres but not outside these areas. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling.
Most toilets in Nepal are squat toilets, however you’re likely to find Western-style toilets in upmarket hotels and restaurant. Soap and toilet paper aren’t always provided so you may like to carry some with you.
Cup of tea/chai = 70 NPR
Bottle of beer = 200-300 NPR
Simple lunch = 200 NPR
Simple dinner = 400-500 NPR
Drinking tap water is not considered safe in Nepal. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a bottle or canteen with you. Ask your leader where you can access filters to refill your supply, or carry your own purification tablets with you.
You’ll be able to use your credit card in places like hotels and restaurants in Kathmandu, but expect to pay cash when making purchases from most local businesses.
Kathmandu and other major cities have ATMs however they are less common in towns and rural areas.
Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.
For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/Nepal/public-holidays