Nepal is a fascinating land situated deep in the magnificent Himalayas between India and Tibet. Known as the home of the Gods, Nepal was a secret, unknown country for many years. Untouched by western influences it reveals an ancient Buddhist and Hindu culture mixed with an exciting landscape. Nepal holidays will show you some simply mesmerising scenery – from the highest point on earth, Mount Everest, to the verdant lowland jungles.
Holidays to Nepal would not be complete without a visit to the capital city, Kathmandu. This unusual city is awash with shrines, temples and images of gods. Visit the ancient former Palace of the Kings, the Temple of the Living Goddess and the 2,000-year-old Stupa of Swayambhunath, which is an ancient Buddhist temple featuring hypnotic eyes on its spire. From the hill upon which the temple sits you will be rewarded with wide-reaching views of the city.
The hill resort of Nagarkot is a popular retreat when on Nepal holidays. The resort offers some of the best views of the Himalayas and the Indrawati valley in the east. Visit Nagarkot in the spring months to witness the colourful flowers which carpet the landscape. Close to the resort you will also find Changu Narayan Temple, whose origins date back 1600 years.
Dhulikhel is an ancient town; many of the houses here have beautiful carved wooden structures around their doors and windows. The town itself is a delight to explore and close by you will find many other picturesque villages. Explore this charming region on foot to really appreciate the beauty of the area.
Pokhara is one of Nepal’s largest cities. Snow-clad peaks, with snow-fed lakes and rivers make the valley one of the most picturesque, natural attractions in the world. The region is peaceful with a wonderful sense of tranquillity, and Nepal tours are undoubtedly enhanced by a visit to this area. The valley is made up of dense rainforest, flowing rivers and sparkling lakes all set against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring mountains.