Combine with Bhutan, India, Tibet & China
Nepal is a snow-capped pocket of peace nestled in the Himalayas, bordered by Tibet, India and Bhutan. On its own, a trip to Nepal will tug at your heartstrings. You can wander through the cobbled streets of Old Kathmandu, soak up the spiritual atmosphere of Bhaktapur and trek to hilltops criss-crossed with fluttering prayer flags. However, given Nepal’s position, it’s easy to hop into the surrounding countries and add a whole new twist to your trip. Head into hidden Bhutan, bursting with mysterious beauty, throw yourselves into the colourful chaos of India, take a trip across the roof of the world to Tibet and end up amidst dangling lanterns in China. There are all kinds of possibilities in store and each one offers an eye-opening adventure.
Combine Nepal with Bhutan
Get a double hit of the Himalayas by combining Nepal with the hidden kingdom of Bhutan. Kick off your trip in atmopsheric Kathmandu, wandering between colourful pagodas and valleys scattered with rainbow prayer flags. Next, jet across the snow-capped mountains to Paro, to explore Bhutan. Hike to the incredible Tiger’s Nest monastery, and travel through the sweeping Haa valley. Finally, cross back into Nepal for a safari in the subtropical lowlands of Chitwan National Park.
Combine Nepal with India
This is the ultimate trip through India and Nepal, giving you all of the drama of India’s cities followed by a peaceful breather in the Himalayas. You’ll visit the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur with its chaotic bazaars and palaces before taking a sunrise trip to the iconic Taj Mahal. Next, you’ll sail down the Ganges at dawn in holy Varanasi, wander through the peaceful riverside town of Orchha and get an eyeful of the erotic temples in Khajuraho. You’ll cross into Nepal to visit the birthplace of the Buddha, experience the misty landscape of Chitwan National Park, get a glimpse into the life of a Tibetan refugee and amble through the narrow medieval streets of the Kathmandu valley.
Combine Nepal with Tibet
A rooftop world of colourful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, gentle monks spinning prayer wheels and vast, endless landscapes, Tibet is filled with beauty. Starting your trip in China, you’ll visit the giant pandas near Chengdu before travelling overland through the Tibetan Himalayas, passing through Everest Base Camp snow-tipped mountains, hidden monasteries and woolly yaks. In Nepal, you’ll try some jungle glamping in the foothills before heading to Kathmandu.
When our local Nepal guide Sandeep offered to contribute to our blog we jumped at the chance to learn more about his life and work in the mountains.
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