30,509,780 million people
Nepali and Maithili
Nepalese Rupee
Flight time
11 hours and 20 minutes approximately from the UK
time difference
GMT +5 hours and 45 minutes
best time to go
Oct- Nov

Introducing Nepal

Nepal has an almost legendary aura thanks to the majestic Mount Everest spanning its border, the rare one-horned rhino that wanders its jungles, and the many stunning pagodas adorning its delightful valleys.

Your travels to Nepal will leave you in awe, its culture will inspire you and its landscapes will take your breath away. One of these sights is the Kathmandu Valley, lined with temples, palaces, and pilgrimage sites, while the city offers a variety of spice bazaars, shrines, and craft shops. Bengal tigers and gharial crocodiles can be found in the jungle and river plains that make up Chitwan National Park, and amidst this natural landscape are mediaeval towns with ornate Newari palaces and winding cobblestone streets.


Nepal is shaped like a rectangle. It extends around 850 km from west to east and 200 km from north to south, running in a northwest to southeast direction. Eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest, are found in Nepal, which is situated at the base of the Himalayas.


The best time to visit Nepal is between October through November. These months are ideal because of the bright, blue skies, comfortable temperatures, and an abundance of flora following the monsoon season. With an average temperature of 6°C at Namche Bazaar in January and February, it can get very cold, especially at night. But because there are less tourists, you’ll be rewarded with breath-taking views, and quieter hiking routes.

May is a lovely month for travel because the rhododendrons are in bloom. In Chitwan National Park, temperatures can reach 35°C.

The beautiful mountain vistas are obscured by clouds during the monsoon season, which begins in June and lasts until the end of August. It is advised to avoid visiting them due to the excessive rain and landslides that make travel challenging and force many locations to close.


Although it is less spicy than Indian food, Nepali cuisine incorporates spices like cumin and coriander. Bamboo shoots, for example, are some components that are also featured in Chinese cooking.
There are several vegetarian and meatless recipes in Nepal. Since cows are respected in Nepal and are not killed, meat dishes are produced with chicken, hog, mutton, and water buffalo instead.
In Nepal, basic food staples include rice, potatoes (aloo), roti (flatbreads), and dhedo (stiff boiled flour porridge).

Some of the most common dishes from Nepal include:

Daal bhat, a rice dish with stewed lentils. Lentils are referred to as “daal” and cooked rice as “bhat.” Moreover, Momos are incredibly popular. They are steamed dumplings that are stuffed with ground beef, onions, garlic, ginger, cabbage, and seasonings, served with an achar-style hot sauce.

History and Culture

Hinduism and Buddhism are the two primary religions of Nepal, while many Nepalese also practise a unique blend of both along with some animism. For approximately 250 years, Nepal was a monarchy under the control of a Shah king. In 1768, Prithvi Narayan Shah became the first monarch. There used to be several small kingdoms in the region, but in 2008 saw the fall of the monarchy. Gyanendra, a former monarch of Nepal, is considered as their last Hindu king. Impressively there was never a foreign colonial power in Nepal.


For those who enjoy the outdoors and mountains, Nepal is an excellent family-friendly vacation spot. Although trekking is a well-liked pastime, the nation has a lot more to offer, including experiences with wildlife, cultural opportunities, and historical places. One of the best parks in Asia for animal viewing is Chitwan National Park, where you can see rhinos, deer, tigers, monkeys, and a variety of birds. Pokhara offers amazing 360-degree vistas of the Himalayan Annapurna Mountains. Bandipur is a wonderfully maintained village that offers a fascinating look into Newari cultural traditions and you, and your family can visit several historic temples and sites in Kathmandu.

Recommended Experiences in Nepal

Nepal dazzles visitors with the highest mountain on Earth, the incredibly rare biodiversity and its fascinating culture to offer a striking and unforgettable adventure.

Top Locations in Nepal

Embark on a trek across the Himalayan mountains where extraordinary vistas, friendly locals and a soul gratifying experience awaits you.
Chitwan National Park
The rare one-horned Asiatic rhinoceros can be found in the Chitwan National Park. With a population that is steadily increasing and already numbers close to 600 animals, the rhinos of Chitwan are a remarkable conservation success. Although it is harder to see this majestic creature, the park is also one of the final protected areas for Bengal tigers.
For those seeking for a spiritual awakening, Kathmandu has long been a sanctuary. Durbar Square, the historic centre of Kathmandu, is still standing despite the 2015 earthquake's tremendous devastation. Whilst there do visit Patan and Bhaktapur, the other two major cities in the Kathmandu Valley. Both have durbar (main) squares that are less congested than Kathmandu's Durbar Square and wonderful historic temples.
Boudhanath Stupa
About 11 kilometres outside of Kathmandu's city centre, on a whitewashed hill, Boudhanath Stupa's all-seeing eyes cast a calm and vigilant glance over the entire city. It is the most well-known and stunning stupa in Nepal, and it was constructed somewhere around 600 AD. Go to the top of the plinth to capture the best view of the stupa.

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