Located between the high peaks of the Himalayas and the steamy jungles of the Indian plains the little Kingdom of Nepal is a land of snow peaks and sherpas, yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras. It is a destination that favours a love of the outdoors and a wunderlust for majastic scenery.
Serious high altitude mountain climbing, long circuit treks, pleasant hikes, soft adventure, wildlife to enriching cultural journeys – Nepal is a delight for anyone looking for a short break to extended months on sabbatical. With a predominantly Hindu population, Nepal offers an unparalleled insight into Hindu mythology. While Indians have found short cuts to everything in life, Nepal has managed to retain its originality in most aspects of life.
When flying into Kathmandu make sure you take a window seat on the left side of the plane so as to admire majestic Mt. Everest, which leaves one with long lasting impressions, just as wandering in the fabled Durbar Square or Patan area lined with its endless array of cafes and curio shops.
The capital of Nepal is friendly, frenetic and full of character. For many, stepping off a plane into Kathmandu is a pupil-dilating experience, a riot of sights, sounds and smells that can quickly lead to sensory overload. Whether you’re barrelling through the traffic-jammed alleyways of the old town in a rickshaw, marvelling at the medieval temples or dodging trekking touts in the backpacker district of Thamel, Kathmandu can be an intoxicating, amazing and exhausting place.
Pokhara ticks all the right boxes, with spectacular scenery, adventure activities, and accommodation and food choices galore. Whether you’ve returned from a three-week trek or endured a long transfer, Lakeside Pokhara is the perfect place to recharge your batteries.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is one of the premier wildlife attractions of Nepal, suffering very little damage to the areas visited by tourists in the 2015 earthquake. The World Heritage reserve protects over 932 sq km of forests, marshland and rippling grassland, and is home to sizeable wildlife populations including tigers, leopards and the one-horned rhinoceroses.
Let Beaver Travel’s expert team create a unique and memorable trip of a lifetime in the majestic Himalayas.