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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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.
Ant provided excellent service. He always responded as quickly as he could, attending to the questions I had for him. He was also very patient and pleasant. I depended on his knowledge and service to make the trip.
I liked the service and the tour guide & driver on the tour. They were professional and provided very good service. I thought 1-2 hotels on the trip were not quite 4-star. It also happened that this group of people was always late for schedule and our walk pace was too slow. It really needs the guide to make people on schedule and be punctual for the activity. Overall I think the time management of this tour needs improvement.
Amazing tour. Any issues we had were addressed in a timely fashion and the resolutions were satisfactory. My only complaint is the driver picking us up was late and none of the cell numbers worked when we tried to call and figure out what to do.
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.
This is our first travel through Encounters Travel and so far the arrangement is working very well. Our travel is not until April 2017 so I am more than hopeful all will continue to run as smoothly as it has so far.
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: