Nepal luxury vacations


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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, color and warmth.

Nevertheless, a Maoist rebellion has seen Nepal in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons 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.

Best visited: October to May

All itineraries are individually designed, but as an indication, we can arrange ten days in Nepal (not including international flights) from $4800 per person.

“Alex was polite but firm about what was appropriate and how long we should stay at each destination and of course she was spot on. Never too long or short.”
Mr and Mrs J Callwell, UK

Area Map

We know Nepal better than most. The possibilities are endless and ever-changing. On the map below, we have plotted some of our current favorite places to stay, some c+l highlights and a few pertinent client stories. And you can see if there is a team member traveling 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.

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For over 20 years we have been creating the best luxury tailor-made vacations. 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. We at c+l are also always traveling to our destinations and every trip allows us to refine and add value to our clients' future experiences.

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 a 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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Nepal Specialist Travel Company

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

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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 vacation. Our meticulous planning and love of our destinations ensure that we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We promise you precious and everlasting memories.



Home to the magnificent Himalayas, Nepal is a trekkers dream, at c+l we pick some of the lesser visited trekking routes for you, to get away from the normal tourist track. As well as trekking Nepal holds stunning National Parks and the ancient capital Kathmandu is well worth a visit. If trekking is not for you then you can take a light aircraft over Mount Everest or we highly recommend microlighting in the Annapurna's for an adventure you have never experienced before. For some relaxation Pokhara is great as well as offering some good sightseeing too.

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As every one of the vacations we create is unique, 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.

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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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

tailor-made holidays to Nepal

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

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Diverse landscapes

bespoke trekking trips Himalayas

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

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SEARCHING for tigers

Bengal Tiger sanctuary Nepal

Many people do not realize 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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Our relationships count for a lot and we still work with some of the same people we have worked with for twenty years. There is also constant change and the teams are always reviewing and adding to the experiences which they can offer and the lodges, hotels and guides they work with.

Mani Rai

trekking guide

private trekking guide nepal

We feel that a good guide is the key to a fantastic vacation especially when trekking, because in-depth knowledge of the walking trails and local tribes is vital for a rewarding and interesting few days in the mountains.
Mani has been a guide for the past 21 years, 19 of which have been spent in the Annapurna Mountains. Born and bred in Nepal, his enthusiasm for the region shines through. Not only does he know the off the beaten track routes but he also has an interest in Nepal’s flora and fauna. Mani’s knowledge of village life and his family ties to the local area will ensure that our clients can also learn about the cultural significance of the places they pass during their trek. Working together with locally recruited porters, Mani plans treks depending on each client’s fitness level and interests, to ensure a safe, yet exciting and involving adventure. it is not just a trek but an education to discover the mountains with a guide of Mani's experience and 'cultural connectivity'.

ram din mahaton


guided tour Nepal

Ram Din followed a childhood dream and his father’s footsteps to become a naturalist at Tiger Tops, where he has now been for 22 years.  He works brilliantly for our clients due to his enthusiasm, world class knowledge of Nepal’s wildlife and his particular passion for all things flora and fauna. In an effort to gain ever closer access to the jungle plants, he likes to spend as much time as possible on foot in the jungle.
Whether exploring Chitwan on foot, by boat or on elephant back Ram Din’s well-trained eye can spot even the most camouflaged of animals in the jungle. With his help you can always track tiger prints, spot the prehistoric Asian rhino or learn about the huge number of bird species in the local area.
He may have been a naturalist for most of his life but he is still constantly learning and gathering information from books, guests and other staff to ensure he remains one of the top naturalists in the country. He is also interested in herbal medicine, which stemmed from his father and in turn from his father. He is now keeping up the family tradition and passing on his knowledge to his grandson.  

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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 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

stay in a luxury lodge in Nepal

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

relaxation hotel Nepal

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

Nepal luxury hotel

Dwarikas is the only luxury heritage hotel in Kathmandu making it a firm favorite for cazenove+loyd clients. The building itself beautifully recaptures Nepal’s architectural heritage and the rooms are individually designed using handmade fabrics and period furniture. Its peaceful and relaxed atmosphere makes it the ideal haven away from the busy streets of Kathmandu. We highly recommend dinner at the Krishnarpan restaurant, which is famed for its delicious Nepali dining experience.

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tiger mountain lodge

Tiger Mountain Lodge Nepal

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 relaxed feel, with delicious dining and a friendly atmosphere.

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