At Encounters Travel our Nepal tours offer travellers and trekking enthusiasts some of the world's best mountain hiking routes and scenery that the planet has to offer - a truly once in a lifetime adventure travel experience!
Nepal is a perfectly landlocked Asian nation that offers an abundance of adventure - also featuring a diverse culture with beautiful palaces, temples and shrines adorning the Kathmandu Valley, gorgeous mountain vistas overlooking Pokhara, and national parks rich with wildlife.
Our Nepal tour packages explore the lowlands and sprawling capital city of Kathmandu, soaking in all its historic feel courtesy of the medieval squares and shrines complemented by bustling streets, shops and restaurants.
Many old temples, monasteries and stupas are dotted around the country for those seeking some history, along with the thrills of white water rafting, cycling and more.
On several of our Nepal tours, you can also visit the lowland Terai region which has some spectacular wildlife parks for spotting wild elephants, rhinos, tigers, and exotic birds in their natural habitat.
Whatever you hope to get out of your trip to the country, all our small group tours in Nepal set off from Kathmandu and offer something different.
Prepare well and take the traditional yet tough trek to Everest Base Camp - enjoy a comprehensive journey covering west to east through jungle regions and ancient hilltop villages or opt for a shorter jaunt with our Nepal Exposed tour if you're on a tighter schedule.
Our private and tailor-made holidays can be customized as much or as little as you like, so you can book onto one of our Nepal tours to see this beautiful country in all its glory in a way that suits you. Our private Nepal trekking tour itineraries have been designed to add something different to classic routes and can all be shortened or extended to fit your availability. Contact us for more information.
Do you want to know more about Nepal and its beauty? Or would you like to read about the country's different festivals, or find more details about visa regulations?
The Nepal tourism board website has bags of useful information and beautiful images to help get you inspired.
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There was a lot of communication from the beginning. The encounters staff was very responsive and the tour guide was great and very accommodating. Encounters was also able to help me with last minute changes to my itinerary while I was on the trip.
Conscientious in early communication; knowledgeable, humorous and caring tour guides; an exemplary itinerary that was well organized yet flexible; an overall extraordinary experience. I'd recommend them enthusiastically.
My experience with Encounters was excellent from start to finish. The Tour Guide, Sheriff, was the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional guide I have ever had on a tour and his love for Egypt really made me enjoy my time so much more.
My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.
I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
Everything was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable and liked that we were interested in what he was telling us. We were lucky to be in a group with like minded people who also wanted to stay in places longer of which our guide accommodated. Only negative thing was the sitting train. Best to just take the flying option. Train was not bad but has no services, no alcohol, and breakfast was all carbs and an egg. Egypt really seems to like their breads and pastries....
Dial Code: +977
Area: 147,181 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Nepal is Kechana Kalan of Jhapa District at 70m (229 ft.) above sea level | The highest point in Nepal is Mount Everest at 8,848m (29,029 ft.)
Population: 29,624,035 (2018)
Government: Republic, Federation, Parliamentary system, Parliamentary republic, Federal republic
Language: Nepali, Bhojpuri, Maithili
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is positioned mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Nepal is the 48th largest country by population and the 93rd largest country by area.
The countries that border Nepal include China to the north and India in the south, east, and west while Bangladesh is situated by the southeastern tip. The geography of Nepal is diverse with fertile plains, forested hills and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.
The capital of Nepal is Kathmandu, which is also the nation's largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language. Nepal is also home to at least four indigenous sign languages. Nepali is written in the Devanagari script, which derives from Sanskrit. The official religion in Nepal is Hinduism, followed by Buddhism and Islam.
There are five seasons in Nepal: summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and spring. The Himalayas stop cold winds from reaching Central Asia in the winter. Nepal is a popular destination for trekking as it has some of the highest mountains in the world.
Nepal has 36 public holidays a year, making it the country with the greatest number of public holidays in the world. As Nepal is a secular country, it also enjoys the holidays of the main festivals of minority religions in the nation too.
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The beautiful little country of Nepal offers a wide range of trekking options, ranging from short and easy treks to strenuous and lengthy ones. Each year, Nepal welcomes a large number of visitors who flock to the country for its eye-catching scenery, fascinating cultures and welcoming locals. Here are our top 10 reasons to trek in Nepal: