Don’t let the recent earthquake put you off – Nepal needs you more than ever. There’s an air of mystery to this proud nation, secluded in the Himalayas. The peaks loom majestically over beautiful mountain towns, including the busy streets of Kathmandu, the fascinating capital.Take a scenic flight to see Mt Everest, or even trek to Everest Base Camp. Shorter treks can be had, including the famed Annapurna. And then there’s the wildlife: especially tigers, elephants and rhinos.
Make the trip really worthwhile and fulfilling by helping rebuild classrooms, so that this struggling nation can get back on its feet. Its not over the top luxury, but there are charming, delightful properties to experience. Come and be the change.
Ways you can help
- Playing a part in rebuilding Nepal and helping this desperately poor nation recover
- A scenic flight to Mt Everest
- Kathmandu and Bodnath stupa
- Mountain biking in Kathmandu valley
- Wildlife spotting in Bardia or Royal Chitwan National Parks
- Epic white-water rafting on the Karnali River
- Witness Hindu rites at Pashupatinath
- Hiking from Pokhara into Annapurna
- The lost Tibetan kingdom of Mustang
The price for a 14 day trip to Nepal costs from $4,875 (£3,940, €4,623) per person, staying in 5* luxury accommodation. Flights are excluded, but we can arrange these for you.
Dwarikas - Kathmandu
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Did you know
- Many mountains are regarded as holy symbols of Gods and Goddesses in Nepal. The most prominent ones are Macchapuchure (the “fishtail” mountain), Gauri Shanker and Ganesh Himal. These mountains are not permitted to climb
- Nepal is one of few countries in the world never to have been colonized.
- The formidable courage and bravery of the Gorkha soldiers (even today as mercenaries in the elite British force called the Gurkha Rifles) in countless wars have earned them much respect in the world
- The Sherpas, an ethnic group in the mountainous region of Nepal amidst the Himalayas, migrated from eastern Tibet to Nepal centuries ago
- Many world records of mountaineering, including the first and the fastest ascents, to name just two, are held by Sherpas.
- The word Himalaya means the home or abode of snow
- Now declared a secular state, Nepal was until very recently the only Hindu nation in the world
- Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu shrine where hundreds of thousands of devotees flock to for celebrating Shivaratri, the festival of Lord Shiva. On this day, the Sadhus (or hermits) can be found naked, offering worshipers blessings and marijuana in the name of Lord Shiva
- The geological age of the Himalaya is approximately 70 million years
- Though Lord Buddha was born in a district called Lumbini (Kapilvastu), southern Nepal, the country is predominantly Hindu. More than 80% follow Hinduism, 10% Buddhism, 5% Islam and 5% are Christianity, Kirat and other religions. Religious tolerance in Nepal is exemplary
- Himalayan rivers are older than the Himalayan peaks
- In Nepal there are 8 of the world’s 14 highest mountains above 24,000 ft (8.000 meters), including Mt. Everest
- The cow is the national animal of Nepal. It is also revered as a holy Hindu animal, which means beef is banned in the country
- Stray cows (along with dogs and occasionally, pigs) wander freely about the streets of Nepal, including in the busy highways and the narrow alleys of Kathmandu, the capital city
- Nepal has 8% of the total species of birds found in the world.
- The highest lake on earth, Tilicho, is in Nepal. It rests at 14,400 ft (4800 meters)
- The Yeti is the legendary abominable snowman lurking in the Himalayas
- Nepal has the deepest lake at the highest elevation. She Phoksundo is 435 ft (145 meters) deep and rests at 10,800 ft (3,600 meters).
- The Kaligandaki is the deepest gorge on earth, dropping 3,600 ft (1,200 meters).
- Nepal also has the highest valley on earth, the Arun valley
- Nepal is the birth place of Lord Buddha – the apostle of peace and is also the only country where people worship the living goddess Kumari
- Nepal has the densest concentration of World Heritage Sites. The Kathmandu valley alone has 7 World Heritage Cultural sites within a radius of 9 miles (15 kilometers)
- In Nepal there are as many as 80 ethnic groups speaking more than 100 different languages
"Thank you, thank you, thank you! We had such a wonderful trip, with so many photos and memories and stories!"
Edwina, traveled to Nepal with her family, from the UK
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