Nepal

breathtaking scenery, national parks, cultural sightseeing, trekkinG in the himalayas

This tiny Himalayan kingdom packs a huge punch, both culturally and geographically. A fusion of both Hinduism and Buddhism, it’s teeming with palaces, temples and mediaeval towns; one of the most beautiful lands in Asia, it’s home to eight of the world’s ten highest mountains. Its rivers and mountains offer some of the world’s best trekking and rafting, its national parks shelter the one horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal Tiger and its people exude life, colour and warmth. Nevertheless, a Maoist rebellion has seen Nepal in the headlines for all of the wrong headlines in recent years and (although the conflict was never directed at tourists) it has brought tourism to a virtual standstill at some points.

Now, with the situation looking much more promising, visitors are slowly returning – and we feel very optimistic that your trip will not be disrupted (although we’d like to see a more sustained
period of stability before saying that we’re 100 percent confident)

Meanwhile, some of the famous trekking routes are virtually deserted, so we urge you to visit before the country gets busy again.

Stories

As every one of the holidays we create is truly tailor-made, all of our clients come back with different and interesting stories. We love to hear from our clients on their return to find out about their most memorable moments. Our Destination Experts are also always travelling to our extraordinary destinations and every trip allows us to refine and add value to our clients' future experiences.

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Nepal’s many faces

The appeal of Nepal to many is its huge variety. From trekking in the Annapurnas, visiting Buddhist and Hindu temples to meeting locals in the small villages with a private guide. Sabrina covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time.

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Seeing rural life at its best

Louise Huntington, Destination Expert for Asia recently took a research trip to Nepal. She was the first guest to stay at the newly renovated Karnali Lodge which is a great base for those who want to explore the Bardia National Park.

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Under The Skin of Nepal

On her trip to Nepal, Laura Jeffrey met some of the most friendly and welcoming children she ha sever met. They filled her heart with joy and made her eager to return.

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Diverse Landscapes of Nepal

Sabrina normally opts for beach holidays but when she visited Nepal, with its stunning landscapes and interesting culture, she vowed to make better future holiday choices.

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Searching for the Royal Bengal Tiger

Many people do not realise the immense wildlife options available in Nepal. During her trip to Nepal, Sabrina went in search of the elusive Bengal Tiger in Chitwan National Park.

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Places to Stay

At c+l, we have no vested interest in the hotels and lodges which we select - we review everything and choose the best for a particular client. And because we visit our three regions on a regular basis and have detailed conversations with over 90% of our clients on their return, our choices can be refined continually. The choice of what is best for the client is our only consideration.

Karnali Lodge

Karnali Lodge, Bardia National Park

Karnali Lodge is ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in nature and unwind in the peaceful countryside away from the crowds. Situated just outside Bardia National Park it is an area of extraordinary beauty and abundant wildlife. We were the first to stay at the newly renovated lodge and the ultra-personal service and expert guiding is perfect. Enjoy elephant treks and bathe and feed the lodge elephants with the help of the knowledgeable mahouts to learn just what is required for domestic keeping.

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Tharu Lodge

Tharu Lodge, Chitwan National Park

Tiger Tops Tharu is a charming lodge located in the buffer area outside Chitwan National Park. It re-opened in autumn 2013 after extensive renovations and is an excellent base to combine wildlife and cultural experiences. Highlights include spotting the impressive rhinoceros whilst on elephant safari and taking a fun bullock cart ride through the local villages. It is exceptionally well run, with a wide range of excursions, superb food and attentive staff.

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The Dwarikas Hotel

The Dwarikas Hotel, Kath Mandu

Karnali Lodge is ideal for those who want to immerse themselves in nature and unwind in the peaceful countryside away from the crowds. Situated just outside Bardia National Park it is an area of extraordinary beauty and abundant wildlife. We were the first to stay at the newly renovated lodge and the ultra-personal service and expert guiding is perfect. Enjoy elephant treks and bathe and feed the lodge elephants with the help of the knowledgeable mahouts to learn just what is required for domestic keeping.

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Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge

Tiger Mountain Lodge, Pokhara

Nepal is known for its stunning Himalayan scenery and Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge is just the place to sit back and enjoy the impressive views. It is a boutique hill top lodge situated in western Nepal, close to Pokhara. It is ideal for pre- and post-trek, or for those wishing to take day walks exploring local communities, bird-watching or just to relax in a typical Nepalese rural setting. It has a home away from home feel, with delicious homemade meals and an inviting and friendly atmosphere.

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Highlights

For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made holidays, we know our countries inside and out and really know how to get under the skin of each one and the best way to experience them.

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Everest Mountain Flight

Take the one hour light aircraft flight from Kathmandu to reach the top of Everest. This is perfect if climbing to the top is out of your comfort zone. And you’ll be joining the very few who can say they have seen the highest point on earth.

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Microlight in the Annapurnas

Strap yourself in, breathe deep and take off to see the majesty of the Annapurna range beneath your feet. This is an adventure like you have never experienced before, and we highly recommend it.

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trekking in the Annapurnas

The Annapurnas is a feast for the senses, from its deep valleys and snowy peaks to the remote local villages and ancient ways of life still followed by this hardy and welcoming people.

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Trekking in the Khumba region

The Khumba Region is rarely explored mountainous region, scattered with impressive Buddhist temples. This is your own slice of the Himalayas and a different side of Nepalese culture and religion.

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Dinner at an old residence

Enjoy a private dinner in one of the country's most beautiful residences. Mix with Nepal's elite and indulge a delicious feast with one of Nepal's oldest established families.

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Itineraries

The creation of each individual itinerary starts with a client’s dream. In discussion we translate these initial desires and aspirations into our vision of the best achievable holiday. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.

Discover The Real Nepal

Luxury tailor-made holiday Nepal

With eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, the word spectacular is an understatement. But whilst most certainly the magnet for any hard core mountaineer it is also one of the most fascinating cultures in Asia for the ‘normal’ visitor. Out of the chaotic mixture of myth and religion, our guides will throw…

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Location

We know Nepal better than most. The possibilities are endless and ever-changing. On the map below, we have plotted some of our current favourite places to stay, some c+l highlights and a few pertinent client stories. And you can see if there is a team member travelling in that particular country and link through to them and what they are up to, so you can get them to call you on their return.

Best time to visit
Nepal

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Best time to go

Most Himalayan states are best visited for less harsh weather and increasingly rhododendrons/camelias between February and May. And then for the clearest views of the Himalayas between September and November and before it gets too cold. Nepal combines well with the North of India and with Bhutan.

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Our well travelled Destination Experts have extensive first hand knowledge of their destinations and can open doors that others simply can’t.