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In the Kathmandu Valley, at the foot of the Himalayas, you will lose yourself among the temples and palaces of the Malla dynasty, sail the waters of the Narayani River and fly over Everest. Do you dare?

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    Extraordinary Nepal Tours & Vacation Packages

    Step outside your comfort zone with one of our extraordinary Nepal tours to the former Gorkha Kingdom at the top of the world. 

    Make your dream of seeing Mount Everest and other tourist highlights a reality with Exoticca’s affordable packages. These deals often include flights, hotels, tours, and transfers

    We arrange your bookings in advance and satisfy all procedures and red tape, allowing you to enjoy this country’s spectacular views

    We place you in the safe hands of local guides who will ensure you have an authentic experience. Let Exoticca sweat the small stuff while you disconnect from your busy schedule.

    Trips to Nepal from Canada

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    Join one of our Nepal tours to visit this spiritual place and blow your friends’ minds with your travel tales. If you love mountains, there are no better examples on the planet, but there’s much more to this awe-inspiring land

    Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious, and multicultural state, so while small, it’s incredibly diverse. The rumored birthplace of Buddha, divided by towering ranges, offers much to see and learn.

    Landscapes vary from the highest peaks in the world to a unique savannah and safaris in the lowland Terai region. The resilience of the land has produced eight 8,000 meter (five mile) peaks, and its people are equally tenacious. 

    They shrugged off the monarchy in 2006 and staggered through the seismic upheaval of the devastating April 2015 earthquake. Rebuilding continues, but now, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is officially looking forward.

    Top points of interest in Nepal


    Nepal packs a considerable punch for a relatively small country. While the Himalayas are the primary drawcard, don’t overlook the lowlands, especially Chitwan National Park.

    Our Exoticca travel experts understand that the combination of planned events and free time makes or breaks vacation packages to Nepal. We ensure you have the freedom to explore on your own to create lasting memories by immersing yourself in the culture.

    Everest


    Only about 6,000 people have stood on top of Mount Everest, but many more can gaze in wonder at the highest mountain on earth. At 8,849 meters (29,031 feet), it straddles the border of Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China east of the country.

    Also known as Chomolungma or Sagarmatha, depending on which side you are. A few visit Nepal to climb it or the myriad of other peaks. Around 35,000 others trek to Everest Base Camp yearly to see it up close. 

    Some are satisfied to see the spectacular three-sided pyramid of the peak from a distance, and there’s no doubting its humbling effect. Others take awe-inspiring sightseeing flights from the local airport or enjoy a thrilling helicopter flyby on one of our Nepal adventure tours.

    Chitwan


    Chitwan National Park opened in 1973 and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Located in the sub-tropical Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal, the park offers an alternative landscape and altitude ranging from 100–815 meters (330–2,674 feet).

    Home to 68 mammal species, the undoubted star of the show is the Bengal tiger. Our Nepal tours from Canada traverse the alluvial floodplain that provides excellent tiger habitat. An initial population of 25 of these gorgeous beasts grew to nearly 100 by 2022.

    It’s possible to spot Indian leopards on the fringes of tiger territory, and Chitwan has a high density of sloth bears. There are otters, Bengal foxes, striped hyenas, and wild dogs. It also boasts the largest population of Indian rhinos in the country. 

    There are spotted linsangs, honey badgers, Indian bison, jackals, macaques, langurs, pangolins, porcupines, flying squirrels, and over 500 bird species.

    Kathmandu


    The Nepali capital is a captivating city with a stack of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and teasing vistas of the Himalayas. Swayambhunath Temple overlooks the sprawling city across to the Himalayas, with gangs of macaques earning it the nickname “monkey temple.”

    Consider visiting Pashupatinath, the most important Shiva temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, which contains Buddha’s remains and relics. The latter also includes a massive mandala that makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in the country.

    You won’t miss Durbar Square amongst the maze-like alleys of the old town on one of our Nepal guided tours. The earthquake of 2015 caused damage to several historic buildings, which they’re carefully rebuilding. 

    Thamel is the capital’s entertainment center and nightlife zone with hotels, bars, and casinos. It still draws tourists as it did in the late 1970s when it was part of the hippie trail

    Nagarkot


    Central Nepal tours take you to this village on the rim of the Kathmandu Valley. It commands some of the broadest views of the Himalayas. It’s 32 kilometers (20 miles) east of the capital and offers striking vistas at sunrise and sunset. 

    Most visitors come for a glimpse of Mount Everest, but there are many other significant Himalayan peaks and epic panoramas of the valley. Nagarkot is about 2,200 meters (7,000 feet) above sea level and offers hiking and trekking opportunities.

    Don’t miss the ancient Changu Narayan Temple, which is nearly 2,000 years old and honors Lord Vishnu. It’s significant for Hindus and has intricate carvings. There’s even paragliding to take it up a notch if you’re feeling adventurous.

    Nepal: Off the beaten track


    Our local experts provide exotic experiences that are safe, thrilling, and educational. Let them guide your adventure into uncharted territory to discover some hidden gems. Off the beaten tracks in Nepal provide a unique experience. 

    Pokhara is the second-most populous city in the country, with half a million inhabitants. It sits beside the tranquil Phewa Lake from where you can view the Annapurna range, 28 kilometers (17 miles) away. 

    Pokhara reaches around 822 meters (3,000 feet), while the Annapurnas include three of the world’s top ten peaks. It’s as if you can reach out and touch the snow-covered mountaintops on clear days. 

    The Manaslu region is pristine and virtually untouched, with glacier lakes, towering peaks, and rich biodiversity. Trekking requires a special permit. 

    While the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Sanctuary treks seem popular, they also take you off the beaten path. In summer and winter, tourist numbers drop significantly.

    Book your trip to Nepal with Exoticca

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    Exoticca offers a range of trips and schedules to Nepal. We take care of all the preparations and arrangements, allowing you to disconnect and recharge. We solve all the red tape and potential bumps in your dream tour.

    All included: Flights, hotels, tours & transfers


    Most of our Nepal vacation packages cover flights, hotels, tours, transfers, and even some meals. Check your personal choice carefully, as not all offers are the same.

    While travel is supposed to be stress-free and inspiring, we know that planning can be a nightmare. Allow us to use decades of experience and a network of contacts to smooth over any potholes.

    Nepal partially or fully guided tours


    Exoticca offers group tours, but travelers can choose from guided, escorted, semi-escorted, or independent options. It allows you to focus on enjoying your vacation and having fun without the stress.

    Our Nepal escorted tours provide knowledgeable local guides who add historical anecdotes and insights for a more authentic experience. Their understanding of the language, area, and culture enriches the journey.

    Some travelers prefer more privacy and the freedom to dictate the pace. Exoticca provides comprehensive itineraries so you can control your time if you desire.

    Crafted by our own travel experts


    Our thrilling Nepal tours combine the best vistas and delicious local cuisine. They give you authentic interactions with the locals, who are welcoming, often with broad, infectious smiles.

    Our very own travel experts create itineraries to showcase the best of the only country with a non-rectangular flag. We present a variety of tours and options to suit every taste. We’re committed to making dream trips accessible and affordable, so we’re bound to have something that fits your needs.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which is the best time to visit Nepal?

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    Spring and fall are the popular trekking windows, but some choose the snowy winters for lower visitor numbers and icy conditions. Rainy summers may obscure the spectacular vistas, but the lower plains are warm and dry. There are always colorful festivals and celebrations in Nepal.

    Is Nepal cheap to travel to?

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    Nepal is one of the most affordable countries in Asia to travel to, but certain activities incur entry fees or require permits. The local currency is the Nepalese Rupee.

    Is Nepal friendly to tourists?

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    Yes, our Nepal tours from the US explore a relatively safe and secure country with low crime levels. Follow the local guidelines, take all necessary precautions, and stay informed by asking the friendly locals.

    How many days in Nepal are enough?

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    If you hope to get a decent impression of the country, try to spend at least two weeks on the “roof of the world.” Others say visiting for a month barely scratches the surface of this magical land.

    Is it worth going to Nepal?

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    Absolutely. If you’re interested in adventure tourism, a trip to Nepal is probably on your bucket list for trekking and climbing alone. Many are happy to be surrounded by fantastic beauty. It also offers unique cuisine, a rich culture, and some of the friendliest people in Asia.

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    Had a wonderful experience visiting Nepal

    The guide and driver were fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble. They even took us to go on the longest zip line in the world! All the places we visited were wonderful, especially the flight to Everest which is a must-do. All hotels were great. The staff and food in hotels were lovely.

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    More information about Nepal

    A landlocked South Asian nation, Nepal is nestled amidst the peaks of the magical Himalayas and is known as the country where ‘culture and nature meets’. A classic travel destination, a holiday to Nepal is the perfect blend of golden temples and stupas, abundant wildlife and soul-stirring Himilayan views; the kind of views you can only dream of!

    In fact, Nepal is home to eight of the world's tallest mountains including mythical Mount Everest. Bordered by China, India, and Bangladesh, Nepal offers both adrenalin-filled adventures, such as mountain climbing, safaris and deft-defying Everest flights, to more laid-back pursuits such as sightseeing in the medieval cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur or simply soaking up spectacular panoramic views from a hill-top village. 

    Prayer flags, prayer wheels, and jewel-toned stupas decorate your journey through the ‘roof of the world’. The iconic Durbar Squares offer insight into the days of the Newar Kings and the entire Kathmandu Valley acts as an open-air museum, with the capital, Kathmandu at the heart of all Nepal tours. 

    A trip to Nepal also offers an insight into the beliefs and practices of both Hinduism and Buddhism, important pillars of everyday life in the country, after all Lumbini, today an important pilgrimage site, is believed to be the birthplace of Buddha himself. Above all, travel to Nepal is all about the landscapes, in themselves spiritual. 

     

    History of Nepal

    Nepal’s history is closely intertwined with that of the wider Indian subcontinent and the nation was first mentioned in ancient Vedic texts, dating back to the emergence of Hinduism. Around the 4th-century BC, Buddhism was introduced to Nepal, influenced by the teachings of Gautama Buddha. Today, you can visit the birthplace of Buddha himself in Lumbini during a tour of Nepal.

    In the early centuries, the Licchavi dynasty flourished throughout India and Nepal and built many Hindu and Buddhist temples. This great kingdom began to decline in the 8th-century as Newar culture flourished. The traditions and practices of Newar culture are still prevalent in Nepal and form a distinct and unique cultural community who continue their age-old traditions, particularly in the Kathmandu Valley. 

    In the 15th-century the Malla dynasty divided Nepal into three kingdoms: Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, reunited 300 years later in the 18th-century by the Gorka king Prithvi Narayan Shan, who is remembered for his expansion of Nepal’s borders, eventually facing rivalry with British India

    This led to the Anglo-Nepal War in the early 19th-century and a period of instability followed. The pro-British Rana dynasty took power in 1846, although their reign was somewhat tyrannous and it was not until over 100 years later that democracy was introduced to the country. Civil wars in the 1990s and 2000s resulted in the fall of the world’s last surviving Hindu monarchy in 2008, marking the beginning of the secular republic of Nepal

     

    Nature in Nepal

    The land of Himalayas, Nepal is filled with magical landscapes to explore and admire. A treasure trove for nature lovers, Nepal holiday packages can encompass as many as four different climate zones due to the country’s varied altitude. 

    Himilayan animals, such as black bears and wild yak, contrast with the rare one-horned rhinos, elephants and elusive Bengal tigers of the subtropical lowlands, making Nepal a diverse destination for wildlife travel. 10 national parks and 20 protected areas, covered an amazing 23% of Nepal’s total territory, protect the pristine habitats and postcard-worthy landscapes. 

    Mount Everest National Park offers giant snow capped peaks and thrilling mountain-climbing opportunities, whilst the tropical jungles of Chitwan National Park invite travellers to experience the wild side of Nepal. Wildlife abounds here; Nepal is known for its plentiful butterfly species, with 11 of the 15 butterfly families found within the country, and it is even home to rare freshwater dolphins, found in the glistening Narayani and Ghaghara rivers. Avid birdwatchers would be wise to choose a Nepal holiday as the country is home to more than 850 bird species, such as the colourful Himalayan monal, the country’s national bird. 

     

    Culture in Nepal

    Nepalese culture is closely tied to religion. Nepal is home to the largest percentage of Hindu’s in the world, as well as a notable Buddhist population. Until recently, Nepal was a Hindu Kingdom and a trip to Nepal is incomplete without exploring the temples, such as Pashupatinath Temple, a historic Hindu site, which highlight the significance of Hinduism on Nepalese culture. 

    Nepal is also an amazing example of the coexistence of religions. Buddhism and Hinduism have existed side by side in Nepal for centuries and the national culture incorporates parts of both traditions. Elaborate festivals are an important facet of Nepalese culture, from complex marriage rituals to the extensive Dashain Festival, a Hindu festival celebrated at the end of monsoon season every year. 

    Arranged marriages are very common in Nepal and a normal part of the family structure whilst distinct gender roles are still common-place. Although Nepal’s urban areas are growing, particularly Kathmandu, a favourite starting point for most tour packages of Nepal, the majority of the population depend on agriculture for their incomes and live in more rural parts of the country. 

    A long-time backpacker paradise, a Nepal tour is the perfect chance to understand a deeply religious and vibrant country, to hear the fluttering of prayer flags and to watch in awe as the sun rises over mythical Mount Everest. A holiday to Nepal offers, not only, temples, stupas and sacred historic sights, but also rich, diverse wildlife and charming hilltop villages where time seems to move at a slower pace. Travel to Nepal and capture the essence of the ‘roof of the world’. 

    • Entry requirements

      Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Nepal.

    • Visa

      A visa is required. You can apply before arrival or you can obtain this on arrival in the country.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 05:45.

    • Currency

      Nepalese Rupee.

    • Language

      Nepali.

    • Tourist Office website

    • Electricity

      220 V. Electrical sockets are European style.

    • Other useful information

      People drive on the left-hand side of the road.

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

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