A land of geographic icons, historic adventurers and monumental landscapes, Nepal sits in the shadow of Everest but shines with myriad treasures. National parks hiding rare wildlife, vibrant cities filled with art and culture and simple villages preserving an ancient way of life make Nepal a constant source of inspiration for curious globetrotters in search of enlightening experiences.
Nepal is a landlocked country in Southern Asia, between the Tibet autonomous region of China and India. It contains 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest - the world's tallest - on the border with Tibet, andLumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
A monarchy for hundreds of years, Nepal was declared a republic in June 2008.
Primarily Nepal attracts tourist for Adventure ,Culture and Religious Tourism
Buddhism is the largest minority religion. The World Heritage site Lumbini, which is traditionally considered to be the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, is an important pilgrimage site. Another prominent Buddhist site is Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, in Kathmandu.Dang valley is also a sacred place for Hindus as well as other religions. Kalika and Malika Devi in Chhillikot hill, Ambekeshawori temple, Krishna temple, Dharapani temple etc. are sacred place in Dang district. Chillikot hill is also a good place for sightseeing and also a ancient palace of a king. Muktinath is a sacred place for Hindus as well as Buddhists. The site is located in Muktinath Valley, Mustang district.
Customs and traditions differ from one part of Nepal to another. A conglomeration lies in capital city Kathmandu where cultures are blending to form a national identity. Kathmandu Valley has served as the country's cultural metropolis since the unification of Nepal in the 18th Century. A prominent factor in a Nepali's everyday life is religion. Adding colour to the lives of Nepalis are festivals the year round which they celebrate with much pomp and joy. Food plays an important role in the celebration of these festivals.
Religion: Nepal was declared a secular country by the Parliament on May 18, 2006. Religions practiced in Nepal are: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism, Bon, ancestor worship and animism. The majority of Nepalis are either Hindus or Buddhism. The two have co-existed in harmony through centuries. Buddha is widely worshipped by both Buddhists and Hindus of Nepal. The five DhyaniBuddhas; Vairochana, Akshobhaya, Rathasambhava, Amitabha and Amoghasiddhi, represent the five basic elements: earth, fire, water, air and ether. Buddhist philosophy conceives these deities to be the manifestations of Sunya or absolute void. Mahakaala and Bajrayoginiare Vajrayana Buddhist deities worshipped by Hindus as well. Hindu Nepalis worship the ancient Vedic gods. Bramha the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer, are worshipped as the Supreme Hindu Trinity. People pray to the Shiva Linga or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva in most Shiva temples. Shakti, the dynamic element in the female counterpart of Shiva, is highly revered and feared. Mahadevi, Mahakali, Bhagabati, Ishwari are some of the names given. Kumari, the Virgin Goddess, also represents Shakti.Other popular deities are Ganesh for luck, Saraswati for knowledge, Lakshmi for wealth and Hanuman for protection. Krishna, believed to be the human incarnation of Lord Vishnu is also worshipped widely. Hindu holy scripts Bhagawat Gita, Ramayan and Mahabharat are widely read in Nepal. Vedas, Upanishads and other holy scriptures are read by well learned Brahmin Pundits during special occasions.
Customs: The diversity in Nepal in terms of ethnicity again makes room for various sets of customs. Most of these customs go back to the Hindu, Buddhist or other religious traditions. Among them, the rules of marriage are particularly interesting. Traditional marriages call for deals arranged by parents after the boy or girl come of age. Nepalis do not eat beef. There are several reasons for this, one being that the Hindus worship cow. Cow is also the national animal of Nepal. Another interesting concept among Nepalis is division of pure and impure. "Jutho" referring to food or material touched by another's mouth directly or indirectly, is considered impure by Nepalis. Nepalis consider cow dung to be pure for cleansing purposes. During menstruation women are considered impure and hence, are kept in seclusion until their fourth day purification bath.Nepal is a patriarchal society. Men usually go out to work while women are homemakers. However, in cities, roles can differ. Most Nepalis abide by the caste system in living habits and marriage. Rural Nepal is mostly agrarian, while some aspects of urban life carry glitz and glamour of the ultra-modern world.
Food: Nepal does not have a distinct cooking style. However, food habits differ depending on the region. Nepali food has been influenced by Indian and Tibetan styles of cooking. Authentic Nepali taste is found in Newari and Thakai cuisines. Most Nepalis do not use cutlery but eat with their right hand.The regular Nepali meal is dal (lentil soup), bhat (boiled rice) and tarkari (curried vegetables), often accompanied by achar (pickle). Curried meat is very popular, but is saved for special occasions, as it is relatively more expensive. Momos (steamed or fried dumplings) deserve a mention as one of the most popular snack among Nepalis. Rotis (flat bread) and dhedo (boiled flour) also make meals in some homes.
Trekwith the world's highest peaks, raft its wildest rivers and mountain bike the most traditional trails found anywhere in and around at Nepal. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites and holy temples, and be immersed in a diverse and inspiring culture. Our trips to Nepal offer the very best this Himalayan nation has to offer with our knowledgeable, passionate and experienced guides.
Mountain biking is an ideal way to see the exotic sights of our kingdom such as the ancient routes of Trans-Himalayan Traders and the rural village life of Nepal on your own.
Here you will enjoy the timeless culture and rich flora and fauna of our heritage as you explore such wonders as the Kathmandu Valley, the monuments or the temple complexes. Alternatively peddle at your own pace along some of the hidden trails to the rarely visited rural villages where you will see the warm smiles of locals living the preserved, traditional and simple life (on the verge of poverty, long forgotten in the post-industrial cultures of the world), that is the style of Nepal.
Motorbike tour is one of the great adventure tours in Nepal to view local villages, sunrise, sunset, rivers, beautiful hills and mountains in various touristic spots. Rafting and jungle safari and other activities are included in motorbike tour. As very few tourists make motorbike tour compared to other tours in Nepal, it gets added importance.
We organize motorbike tours in plain, hilly and mountain areas that contain short (one day minimum) to long (15 days max) package based on the interest of the visitors.
Family Tour in Nepal is the premium product dedicated to the families. This tour is the best way of introducing children to the Nepalese lifestyle.
This tour is popular for the couples who want their kids to travel along with It's a great opportunity for them to enjoy Nepal's breathtaking natural beauty and culturally rich settlements. We have organized holiday packages which cover all the family needs. We have designed this trip according to the family wants; we minimize the travel time, allocate maximum time for relaxation, provide utmost exciting and interesting activities that is targeted for all the family members and give opportunity to explore the rare culture of Nepal which makes this trip unforgettable of your lifetime. The accommodation facilities will be family friendly which have outstanding sanitation practices, the food will be clean and safe and the means of transportation will be comfortable as well as trustworthy. You will see the Newar community in the Kathmandu valley, Brahmins and Chettri settlements on the way to Nagarkot and Pokhara as well as the brave Gurkha Soldiers Gurungs in the western part at Pokhara. Historically also known as the cultural hub of Nepal, the Kathmandu valley, the famous hill town Nagarkot and the enchanting Himalayan valley Pokhara are the main highlights of this trip.
Himalayan Kingdom offers Luxury holidays in Nepal – Great for a Family holidays and Romantic for Honeymooners!
After we received an overwhelming response from our personalised adventure and Luxury tours from our clients we decided to design a 'definitive' cultural adventure luxury tour of Nepal. That includes best view of the mountains – Himalaya , Royal Bengal Tigers, sunrises, and UNESCO world heritage sights. We offer the best of everything in Nepal : an absolutely fabulous hotel in Kathmandu, you will stay at the luxurious Hotel Dwarika's, Immerse yourself in the Everest experience mountain flight, then staying at the best upmarket award winning lodge in Pokhara, Go bird watching, enjoy village walks, do some excellent white water river rafting and game viewing from the famous Jungle Lodge in Chitwan. We finish tour by spending a night at Nagarkot to see the sunrise and sunset over the Magnificient Himalayas from 7200ft. We have included some formal sightseeing with knowledgeable award winning English-speaking guides in Kathmandu Valley, plus plenty of free time for you to explore your own! In Pokhara you stay at Tiger Mountain PokharaLodge : This sits on top of a small mountain overlooking the Pokhara valley. From here there are fabulous views of the whole Annapurna and Fishtail Ranges. The rafting section of the Seti River (white water) takes you down an uninhabited gorge but is fairly gentle. At world famous Chitwan National Park will be opportunities to wash elephants in the river before riding on top of them for tiger spotting in the jungle. Our Nepal Luxury tour tour is really popular. We require the booking at least 4 months before departure. But check us as sometimes we may able to book this in trip on short notice. Please visit our testimonials section to know how much our clients enjoyed the trip with us.Day 01 : Arrival day, we will pick up at airport and transfer to the hotel Dwarika's and Rest. Day 02 : Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley Day 03 : Early Morning experience the Mountain flight of Everest. Day 04 : Full day Pokhara Valley tour, boating and seeing the lake city Day 05 : Drive for Seti river Rafting, overnight Camp on the bank of river. Day 06 : Half day rafting and drive to Chitwan National Park, Day 07 : Full day jungle safari activities - bird watching, Tiger search, Elephant back safari etc Day 08 : Fly back to Kathmandu and drive to Nagarkot, Day 09 : Early morning enjoy the sunrise over the Himalaya and drive back to Kathmandu Day 10 : Transfer to the Airport for the final departure.
Nepal Heritage tour begins with exploring the exotic capital of Kathmandu; Unique Path escorted tour will lead to Chitwan National Park which is home to magnificent wildlife that offers one of the best wildlife safari in Nepal. The highlight of the park has made from One Horned Rhino, various type of deers, Crocodiles, many specious of birds and elusive Bengal Tiger together with Varieties of activities to join in a traditional stick dance, canoe ride, elephant bleeding center, Bird watching, jungle safari and on elephant back Safari which has made huge picture of Jungle activities in Nepal. A short 3 hours drive will brings you into Lumbini& Explore the birth place of Lord Buddha, natural pool, Asoka Pillar, Peace Flame, widely speared Garden with various monastery with scenic spot all round in Lumbini.
A short drive will brings you into the Native Village palpa, which is very famous place for locally made handy crafts & other trading items. Srinagar is known as spectacular hill station in the region. You can explore the rural beauty around the village, a short walk to the view tower through the pine forest will give you an extra experience. The view tower is situated into the middle of the forest that offers 360 degree view from high Himalayan range to far horizon view of hilly & low lands. Nepal heritage tour will not be completed without visiting into pokhara. Scenic drive to Pokhara and set the accommodation on the edge of fewa Lake in peace &tranquility gives you great pleasure of your holiday.
Pokhara city is also known as city of lake & beauty of nature. Exploring Cave, Fall, International Museum, boating and visiting into the hill station in Sarangekot and world peace stupa with the view of panoramic Himalayan will make your visit successful with awesome experience. Unique Path has also included visiting into old Gorkha Palace in this Nepal Heritage tour from where king Prithivi Narayan Shah has started making modern unified Nepal. You can enjoy with swimming in the pool from spring water & spending a night with the sounds of Trishuli River at riverside spring resort will make great ending of your tour. This various combinations in the itinerary have made Nepal Heritage tour as one of the famous client's choices tour in Nepal.
Whatever you prefer to call it 'sustainable tourism' or 'eco-tourism' or 'green tourism' but the definition remains same; environmental-friendly tourism that cherishes not destroys. Green or Sustainable Tourism has been described as "managing tourism's impacts on the environment, communities and the economy to make sure that the effects are positive rather than negative for the benefit of future generations". As far as we are concerned, green tourism is about creating new opportunities for tourism and encouraging the development of existing tourism enterprises with minimum impact on wildlife and the environment. We believe that sustainable green tourism makes important sense for the long term, and taps into a growing demand for holidays that leave the smallest possible 'footprint' on the environment and local communities.
In today's world where concern and scientific evidence grows daily about global warming and the human race's generally harmful effects on the planet, the Green sustainable environmentally-aware tourist can only increase in number. You'll need heating, lighting, food, information, transport and a whole range of services but as an environmentally conscious traveller you can minimize the negative impact on environment by considering different methods. As a responsible tour operator we are aware of environmental factor and our endeavours is always to go Green. Going green is not about reducing the quality of any of our services; looking after the environment is about doing more with less.
Adventure and Trekking in the Himalayas is an experience unlike any other, so we'll be there every step of the way to see you safely along the trail. Regardless of whether this is your first trekking trip or you're a seasoned hiker, you'll enjoy the company of a small group of fellow adventurers as you learn a bit of the local lingo, explore the fascinating culture, share a cup of hot tea together and marvel over the towering peaks. There's a real sense of camaraderie and achievement as we trek together though the most incredible scenery to reach our destination . . . and we'll have a lot of fun along the way as well!
Our trekking trips in the Himalayas are designed for real people like you, who want to experience the joy of a Mt Everest Base camp trek, or the grandeur of the Annapurna Sanctuary ? hands down two of the best hikes on the planet. You don't have to be a climber or mountaineer to experience the Himalayas ? turn the day-dream into reality and join us on an Nepal Tourism Package Trek routes
Nepal is AN IDEAL destination for nature lovers to explore and observe the its beauty. 10 Days Nepal Nature Tour is the combination of kathmandu sightseeing tours in World Heritage Sites with the spetacular views of himalayan panorama sunrise over the mountains in Nagarkot, adventure jungle safari tour in chitwan with tharu culture, elephant safari, jungle walk, canoeing and boating on rapti river and pokhara city sightseeing tour. Nepal is naturally and culturally diverse country where you can explore unique cultures, traditions, festivals, historical and heritage sites, literature and language. Within the small territory of Nepal you can remark the natural beautiful landscapes from 60 meter above the sea level up to the highest peak of the world, the Mount Everest. Nepal is also popular for the trekking, mountaineering, peak climbing and hiking to the high himalayas with the majestic views of mountains. Nepal Tour for the nature lovers begins from the kathmandu exploring and sightseeing the heritage, cultural, natural and historical sites and viewing the panoramic mountains sunrising over it. pashupatinath, Boudhanath and swayambhunath are the most popular hindu and buddhist pilgrimage sites not to miss while you are in Nepal and Nepal Nature Tour gives you chance to explore these places. From the Nagarkot you will have glimps of the panoramic sunrise and sunset view over the Himalayas. In chitwan you will experience with the best wildlife safari guided tour with tharu village walk, wonderful view of sunset over rapti river, bird watching and elephant safari. After the jungle safari in Chitwan National park you will head to Pokhara, the natural city or the city of lakes. In pokhara you will enjoy boating on Phewa lake, hiking on Sarangkot where you can have sunrise and sunset view over the snowcapped mountains including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Machhapuchhre. You will be taken to the guided sightseeing of Gupteshwor Cave, Bindabasini Temple, Tal barahi temple, Devi's Falls and Phewa Lake.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu - Chitwan
Day 04-05: Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari
Day 06: Chitwan - Pokhara
Day 07: Pokhara City Sightseeing
Day 08: Pokhara - Kathmand - Nagarkot
Day 09: Nagarkot Sunset
Day 10: Departure
Cost Includes ? Lodging and fooding during the entire tour.
? All sightseeing and entrance fees.
? Transportation and travel permits
? All arrangements to carry your luggage
Cost Excludes ? Personal expenses
? Laundry, telephone and bar bills, gratuities , visas, travel insurance
? Medical fees in case of emergency
? Any expenses due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances
A brisk walk in a tea garden, tranquil picnic and sightseeing stops, holy sites, short treks along gentle slopes, a trudge into the nearby woods and a unique culture – all this and much more is offered by Ilam. Ilam has always been synonymous with tea, but it also produces excellent cheese and has great views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, 8,586 m, the third highest mountain in the world.Ilam district is bordered by Panchthar to the north, Jhapa to the south, West Bengal (India) to the east and Morang and Dhankuta districts to the west. It lies to the south of the Mahabharat range and west of the Shinghalilarange.Elevations in Ilam district range between 140 m to 3,636 m above sea level and is sometimes called Charkhol (area of four rivers) because of the four main rivers - the Jogmai, Puwamai, Mai and Deumai - that flow through the district.Ilam is one of the richest districts in Nepal in terms of its cultural diversity, natural landscape and flourishing cash crops. Potato, cardamom, ginger, red round chilly (akbarekhursani), milk and broom grass are the major cash crops. Many visitors also go to Ilam for botanical and anthropological research. Ilam is served by a good road which sees little traffic, making for a pleasant journey.
People:The main ethnic groups living in Ilam are the Brahmins and Chhetris. The Lepchas are also a predominant ethnic group in this region. Ilam reflects the rich social and cultural heritages of the people living in harmony. Other major ethnic groups living in Ilam include the Magars, Gurungs, Rais, Limbus and Sherpas. Most parts of Ilam are hilly with farming as the main occupation.
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines, and other international airlines directly connect Kathmandu with major cities around the world. Alternatively, you can travel to Nepal via India.
All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport , Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal. Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara. However, nationals of the following countries will not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. They need to obtain visas from Nepalese embassies or diplomatic missions in their respective countries prior to their arrival in Nepal. Gratis (Free) Visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first visit in one visa year (January to December). However, a visa fee is required for its extension beyond the 30 days.
The Nepalese currency is the rupee and is divided into 100 paisa. Bank notes come in denominations of Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000. Coins are of 1, 2 and 5 rupee denomination
Although specific immunization is not required to enter Nepal, it is, however, best to protect yourself against diseases such hepatitis, meningitis and Japanese encephalitis. Malaria has been reported in the Terai plains of Nepal, so take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes. Please notify the authorities or the hotel of any symptoms of bird or swine flu or any endemic
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Depending on your plans Nepal can be visited during the whole year. But most comfortably tourists feel their best when visiting Nepal from October to November, which is the major season. You then have perfect weather, clear blue sky's and fantastic views of the mountaintops. In the spring say late February until half March it is also perfect for visiting Nepal. During the winter-season (December and January) it is still nice to visit Nepal, as there are few tourists and airfares are usually much cheaper. There is ample sunshine, but be aware; as soon as the sun sets, the temperature cools down within 10 minutes and can drop from 21 degrees centigrade to sometimes freezing point.
Always be careful what you eat and drink in Nepal. We advise you to drink mineral water from sealed bottles, never drink water from the tap, brushing your teeth is ok, but do not swallow the water.
Also be critical for yourself in eating food which is prepared with tapwater: fresh icecream from street-vendors is a definite no-no.
Also ice-cubes in drinks could be hazardous.
Fresh salad washed with tap-water is also a no-no. Also fruit juices and the well knownlassi drink should be accepted with care.
When trekking it is absolutely necessary that you know what you are starting to do. Prepare and inform yourself beforehand. Make sure you have enough protection against the sun: hat or cap/sunglasses. Always take your time to adjust to the height you are at the moment do not overdo it. Hightsickness is lurking around the corner. So when you feel a headache, can't sleep and don't want to eat, it is most likely you are affected. When the complaints remain slowly but surely descend to lower altitudes. (all our trekking-routes/programs are 100% safe as we plan enough acclimatisation periodes within the program.
The Nepalese currency is the rupee (NPR), the value at the moment is about 1 euro for 95 NPR. For the current official (bank - to - bank) exchange rate, visit the site of Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal. While changing cash or travelers cheques, you can expect a slightly lower exchange rate for your foreign currency (2 -3 rupees less on a dollar / euro). Only in Kathmandu and Pokhara you can rely on finding ATM machines to get cash - although the service for ATM machines is slowly expanding to other cities also. When in the mountains or outside the city make sure you have ample cash on you, and make sure you carry sufficient small denominations, for changing / breaking a large note can be really problematic when you're in the middle of nowhere.
Electricity is scarce in Nepal and there are many load-shedding periods when there is no electricity. The power is an unstable 230 Volts, 50 Hz. and can easily vary between 190 Volts and 240 Volts. For modern equipments this is normally not a big issue. Most of the time you can fit a European 2-pin power plug into the sockets in Nepal, but it is always smart to carry an international adapter.
When you are in contact with the local people, which can be very rewarding, please observe a number of behavior rules: Never step over anyones feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass. Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body. When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes. As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered. It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand. When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
Nepal, often described as the Switzerland of Asia is a small but exciting landlocked nation. It is covered with Snow-white Himalayan Mountains and full of awe-inspiring scenery. One may describe Nepal in their own terms but all definitions sum up to one word "Beautiful". Your experience in this "Heaven on Earth" will get you constant switch of feelings from enjoyable, rejuvenating and peaceful to exciting and sensational. For a relatively small country, Nepal has a diverse landscape, the best being the Himalayan Mountains. Contradicting its status of once being an official Hindu country, Nepal strongly holds to its Tibetan Buddhist influence. The capital city KathmanduThe capital city of Nepal is a historic and cultural city of Newars. This largest metropolitan city of Nepal hosts numerous display of magnificent Newari art work in the form of ancient temples as well as traditional festival celebrations all year round. Kathmandu is also the core of urban infrastructure development of Nepal and the only gateway to the tourism adventure in Nepal. This blend of ancient culture and modern development makes it a unique tourist destination worth a visit.is an ancient cultural city full of time-worn temples and the center for Tibetan Buddhism, offering all kinds of tours and trekking to temple areas and to the Himalayas.
This ancient, cultural gem draws people in with temples, grand palaces, colourful festivals, beautiful art and royal history. Walking the car, tuk tuk and rickshaw-free streets is a pleasant change from the electric energy of Kathmandu.
Featuring everything from tropical rainforest to perennial ice, Langtang National Park is an example of Mother Nature at her most extreme. With so much geographic diversity, it's not wonder you'll be able to spot a menagerie of creatures including red pandas, musk deer, rhesus monkeys and Himalayan black bears. Langtang is simply unmissable!
Nepal's busy capital is an epicentre of trade, tourism and history. Acting as a launching point for international visitors, Kathmandu is a handicrafts hot spot, hippy hangout, travellers' rest stop and artistic enclave all at once.
Pretty Pokhara offers travellers attractive vistas, tranquil ambience and views of three of the highest mountains in the world. Lakes, waterfalls and canyons ensure visitors are well rewarded for the effort.
The hilltop town of Bandipur was once a very prosperous trading centre, and is now popular with tourists for its old-world charm, quiet atmosphere and nearby national park teeming with wildlife.
A conservation success story, this park has managed to preserve one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. Home to one-horned rhinos, wild elephants, hyenas, leopards and more than 450 species of birds, visitors will delight in the thrilling wildlife-spotting opportunities here.
This popular trekking region can lay claim to some of the most beautifully treacherous peaks in the world. Surrounding valleys of green fields, wildflower-studded meadows and lowland villages just add to the stunning views on offer.
Once a trading post, now a popular stopover for Everest trekkers, the small settlement of Namche Bazaar is a fascinating place to spend a few days acclimatising. With yaks, sherpas, small cafes, bakeries and a vibrant weekly market, Namche Bazaar is a microcosm of Everest-life.
Experience an authentic slice of rural Nepal in Nuwakot. Organic farms, lush terraces, fresh mountain air and friendly locals make this idyllic country hideaway a rare find.
Sherpas, yaks, travellers, climbers, teahouses and tent villages - nothing beats the electric energy of Everest Base Camp. All have come to either tackle the mighty mountain or stand in its epic wake, either way it's a privilege and the experience of a lifetime.