The remote mountain Kingdom of Nepal contains more of the world’s highest mountains than any other country and is dominated by the soaring snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas. Its magic is indescribable and boasts extraordinary natural beauty and great diversity with fast flowing rivers, verdant valleys, sub-tropical jungle and those mesmerising mountains. Delightful rural villages with stupas, shrines and temples are testimony that centuries-old Buddhism and Hinduism faiths flourish side by side. But above all it is the friendly, smiling Nepalese whose natural warmth and welcome will enchant the unsuspecting visitor. A&K’s partner in Nepal has worked in the field of tourism for 40 years and is the pioneer in responsible conservation tourism. Only the finest guides are allocated to A&K guests whether it be for trekking, wildlife viewing, river rafting or city stays. All are qualified professionals, well trained and well versed in local flora, fauna and culture.
Visit stunning Hindu and Buddhist temples and pagodas in the capital, Kathmandu. Trek the breathtaking Annapurna range where winding paths link rural villages and yak pastures. Celebrate colourful year-round Nepalese festivals with locals. Visit the medieval city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a team of experienced Sherpas for a challenging trek to Everest Base Camp.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
April: New Year is a public holiday when people picnic and throw festive parties. October: Tihar or Diwali is a big five-day Hindu festival of lights when Nepali homes are lit up. Weatherwise: The climate varies in Nepal from cool summers and severe winters in the north to subtropical summers and mild winters in the south. March-April and October-November are prime times to visit for cultural experiences, wildlife and trekking. Most festivals are held then and the weather is clear and pleasant. The monsoon occurs between June and September.
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