Luxury Holidays - Nepal
Think of Nepal and you imagine jaw-dropping mountain scenery, tiny settlements perched on the edges of soaring cliffs, Buddhist Stupas and Hindu temples and gentle smiling people. It’s all true, but Nepal may also surprise you.
Make no mistake; you will not be able to resist trekking off into the mountains, camera at the ready, to capture the awe-inspiring Himalayan vistas.
You will also feel you’ve lost five hundred years as you wander past untouched mountain villages; or through natural forests of oak and rhododendron; or alongside terraced rice fields that are still being worked with wooden ploughs.
And then there’s Kathmandu. A crazy, helter-skelter of a city with winding alleyways crammed with rickshaws, secret temples, hidden courtyards with mediaeval-looking workshops and markets selling produce of every colour, shape and smell imaginable.
But ask Ayesha Cronin for a tailor-made holiday to Nepal and you can expect a few surprises. Taking a safari, on an elephant, to track one-horned rhinos and Royal Bengal tigers, for example. Or exploring great forests and grasslands in southern Nepal. Or feeling the pure exhilaration of white water rafting, abseiling and bungee jumping.
Talk to Ayesha and she’ll reveal the true possibilities. She’ll even recommend sitting on the left of the aircraft, so you don’t miss the staggering views as you fly into Kathmandu.
Not sure where to start? Here's one of our recommendations
Rarely on a trek of such relatively short duration, can one get so close to the great Himalayan peaks as the famous summits of the area soar above the meadows of the Sanctuary.Read more
This ten-day trek on less frequented paths, but without missing out on the sights, is ideal for those with limited time, or who seek a gentle introduction to the scenic and cultural beauty of the Nepal Himalaya.Read more
Lodges of Nepal
Overlooking the Modi River, Sanctuary Lodge Birethanti, with its beautifully landscaped gardens, has half a mile of river frontage and dramatic views of Machapuchare - the sacred 'Fishtail' mountain.Read more
Situated in the heart of Chitwan National Park, Temple Tiger Jungle Lodge has record sightings of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger, one horned rhinoceros, crocodile and the critically endangered, gharial.Read more
Set deep within the lowland jungles of Chitwan, Nepal's premier wildlife reserve, Tiger Tops is renowned for its elephant back safaris and superb location at the foot of the Himalaya.Read more
Straddling the ridge dividing the Phedi Valley to the south and the spectacular Mardi Valley to the north, Basanta Lodge enjoys breathtaking panoramic views of the entire Annapurna Himal.Read more
The comfortable Himalaya Lodge is built on the high terraces above the idyllic village of Ghandruk and enjoys stunning close-up views of the Annapurna Himal.Read more
Yeti Mountain Homes have recently put the finishing touches to six deluxe trekking lodges in the Everest region of Nepal, each with 20 en-suite rooms with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.Read more
Built in the style of a traditional village, the cosy and comfortable Gurung Lodge offers jaw-dropping views of the surrounding valley and mountains.Read more
Accessible only by boat, Seti River Camp provides rustic and relaxing accommodation in Nepal's verdant forests near Pokhara.Read more
Set on a spectacular hilltop ridge one thousand feet above the Pokhara Valley, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge offers panoramic views of Machhapuchhare and three of the world's 8,000m peaks.Read more
Ker & Downey Nepal's lodges are the premiere destinations for travelers wishing to trek Nepal at a leisurely pace and in complete comfort.Read more