Ascent to the Mera Peak

Nepal Travel Guide

28° 23′ 41″ N, 84° 07′ 26″ E

Nepal

This land-locked country rises from the jungles of the northern Indian plains to the towering Himalayas, an 800km stretch of rugged mountains that is home to eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, including the mighty Mount Everest. While the drama of success and failure has played out on these mountain giants, there is much more to this tiny nation. Religion permeates every facet of life with festivals, daily rituals, family celebrations and religious observances. Whether in the towns or the mountains, at every step there are temples and shrines to discover, a legacy of Hinduism, Buddhism and the other faiths that co-exist in Nepal.

For many people, the best way to experience Nepal’s unrivalled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches is to trek through them. With trekking routes to suit all abilities, on even the shortest trek you can find rhododendron forests, small mountain villages, birds, monasteries and breath-taking landscapes, all in the company of the friendly people of Nepal.

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Kathmandu

capital city

147,181

area in km²

Nepali

main language(s)

Our local team

Nepal is a destination that captivates you - and once it does you'll be sure to return. We are on hand to show you the wonders of Nepal whether you're here for the first time doing EBC or a seasoned Nepal trekker looking for your next big Himalayan challenge.

Highlights in Nepal

View from the Annapurna Sanctuary

The Annapurna Region

The Annapurna massif offers a multitude of trekking trails punctuated with small villages and lodges, for all levels. The diversity of the landscapes, from the rice fields to the snow-capped peaks, through the desert of Lower Mustang, makes this region of Nepal truly unique.

Aerial view of Katmandu

The Kathmandu Valley

Palaces, squares and temples with pagoda roofs bear witness to an eventful history, constantly influenced by the Buddhist and Hindu religions. Among the must-sees are the cities of Bhaktapur and Patan, the stupas of Boddnath and Swayambunath, or the site of Pashupatinath. A treat for all art and culture lovers!

Trekkers in front of the Everest

Mt Everest

Known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma in Tibet, the highest and most famous mountain on the planet. The trek to basecamp is a demanding high altitude trail attempted by adventures from all over the world each year. Other notably peaks in the region include Cho Oyu, Pumori and the beautiful Ama Dablam.

Elephant during a safari in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park

Located in the low lands of central Nepal, Chitwan National Park is an area of incredible biodiversity. Home to one horned rhinos, Bengal tigers and over 500 different bird species. This wildlife haven is well worth a visit if you have any free time after your adventure in the Himalaya.

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