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Laid-back cities, fascinating culture and above all – quite literally – the mighty Himalayas combine to create the unique destination that is Nepal. Tours are focused on adrenalin-pumping adventure, ensuring you are well taken care of through every step of your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Nepal.


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Nepal tour packages begin and end in Kathmandu and Lake Pokhara, and feature several options for combinations with India. Naturally a prime focus of your trip to Nepal will be the famed mountain wilderness, and tours make sure that is taken care of with Everest Base Camp treks with experienced and professional Sherpa mountain guides.


Travellers are kept safe on this blood-pumping climb thanks to licensed porters with maximum weight allowances, who guarantee your welfare; scheduled acclimatisation stops; first aid kits and altitude sickness emergency contingency plans from tour operators; and safety in numbers during the trek. Everest treks in tour comparison Nepal also include reliable teahouse accommodation on the trail, community-based clothing donations at the end of the trek, and scheduled Lukla flights with priority departures over other independent travellers in case of bad weather.


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Off the Everest trail Nepal tour packages include reliable accommodation in Kathmandu with limited load shedding and knowledgeable local guides for tours of Kathmandu and Patan temples. Along with the main adventures there are optional excursions in tour comparison Nepal, such as micro flights and paragliding in Lake Pokhara, jeep safaris and separate museum entrances.


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Want a taste of that insider Nepal tourism knowledge we mentioned before? We have collected the best facts from real life tour guides. Impress them on tour with how much you already know.


  • Nepal is part of the Asian region known as the ‘Roof of the World’, and is home to the eight of the 10 tallest mountains on the planet, including of course, Mt Everest in the Himalayas.
  • The epic trek to Kala Patthar-Everest Base Camp provides travellers with the opportunity of a lifetime to climb the world’s tallest mountain and see fascinating sites along the way, such as Khumbu Icefall.
  • Nepal’s lively capital of Kathmandu is dominated by a skyline of religious stupas and shrines.
  • The rather hairy plane ride to Lukla Airport is one of the world’s most infamous due to the short runway and surrounding mountains – but if you want to hike to Everest Base Camp this is the way!
  • Alternate trekking opportunities await on the Annapurna Circuit over the Annapurna mountain range, and in Langtang National Park.
  • Other notable places to visit in Nepal include the trekking gear markets in backpacker hub Thamel, the temples in Patan, the elevated market at Namche Bazaar, the high snowy passes of Cho La and Renjo La, the blue valley of Goyko Lakes, relaxing Lake Pokhara, Gautama Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini, and Royal Chitwan National Park, where you can spot game wildlife and elusive tigers.


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  • The first people to successfully summit Mt Everest were Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary.
  • Author Jon Krakauer wrote the book ‘Into Thin Air’ about his experience of the 1996 Mt Everest disaster, when a rogue storm hit the mountain leaving several climbers stranded and killing eight.
  • Locally-made Nepalese products to pick up on your travels include cashmere, silk and pashminas, Khukuri knives, Thangkas paintings, Dhaka topi hats, Tibetan singing bowls and Sherpa Adventure Gear.
  • A Kumari is a female child goddess selected for worship within the Hindu and Nepali Buddhist communities due to the belief that she holds divine female energy.
  • According to Buddhist tradition, Lumbini in Nepal was the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, now simply known as Buddha, in either the sixth or fifth century BCE.
  • The historic inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley are the Newar people, who are considered the primary custodians of Nepalese culture, religion and civilisation.


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  • Movie stars Rajesh Hamal and Mala Sinha, singers Shiva Shankar and Narayan Gopal, and poet Laxmi Prasad Devkota are some of Nepal’s most prominent entertainers and cultural contributors.
  • Nepal’s monarchy was abolished in 2008 after a rocky end involving the death of King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev in the 2001 royal massacre, the subsequent death of his successor Dipendra only a few days later, and the last king of the country, Gyanendra.
  • Nepal has the world’s only non-quadrilateral national flag, comprised of two single pennons with the primary colour of crimson red representing the national flower, the rhododendron.
  • According to Nepalese folklore, Yetis – ape-like creatures bigger than humans – inhabit the Himalayan region.
  • Nepal have been represented in numerous armed forces throughout history by the Gurkhas, who are traditionally recruited by the British and Indian armies, and the UN Peace keeping force.
  • Binod Chaudhary is, according to Forbes, the first Nepalese billionaire, serving as chairman for the Chaudhary Group of almost 80 companies.

Courtney Gahan is a serial expat, traveller and freelance writer who has bartered with Moroccan marketeers, seen the sun rise at Angkor Wat and elbowed her way through crowds on NYE in NYC