Patan

Patan is located only 7.8 km (4.8 miles) south-east of Kathmandu city. It was originally called Lalitpur, City of Fine Arts.

Patan

Patan is located only 7.8 km (4.8 miles) south-east of Kathmandu city. It was originally called Lalitpur, City of Fine Arts.

DHULIKHEL

Himalayan Escape

Janakpur

Birthplace of Sita

Bhaktapur

UNESCO Heritage site

Sandwiched between the Gangetic plains and Tibetan plateau, Nepal encompasses an extraordinary spectrum of landscapes, culminating in the vast wall of ice peaks along the Chinese frontier to the north – the legendary Himalaya, or ‘Abode of Snows’. At the heart of the country is cradled a lush, fertile valley that has been a centre of sophisticated urban civilization for more than 2,500 years, where an unparalleled wealth of medieval palaces, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples survive intact. To walk through the Durbar Squares of the Kathmandu Valley is to experience a world as unique as it is exotic to foreign eyes. The architecture is fabulous, the many and varied cultures of its people compelling and the Himalayas, whether glimpsed from the comfort of a palace hotel window or through the flap of a tent on a week-long hill trek, are quite simply breathtaking.

Sandwiched between the Gangetic plains and Tibetan plateau, Nepal encompasses an extraordinary spectrum of landscapes, culminating in the vast wall of ice peaks along the Chinese frontier to the north – the legendary Himalaya, or ‘Abode of Snows’. At the heart of the country is cradled a lush, fertile valley that has been a centre of sophisticated urban civilization for more than 2,500 years, where an unparalleled wealth of medieval palaces, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples survive intact. To walk through the Durbar Squares of the Kathmandu Valley is to experience a world as unique as it is exotic to foreign eyes. The architecture is fabulous, the many and varied cultures of its people compelling and the Himalayas, whether glimpsed from the comfort of a palace hotel window or through the flap of a tent on a week-long hill trek, are quite simply breathtaking.

Welcome to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. A fantastic blend of ancient history, vibrant cultures and scenic grandeur draped along the greatest heights of the Himalayas, the Kingdom of Nepal is a land of eternal fascination, a place where one visit is rarely enough. It is in fact a country of amazing extremes, a mixture of ethnic diversity, a combination of eternal snow and tropical south blended with a perfection of architecture, arts and crafts. Nepal offers an astonishing topographical variation with altitudes ranging from 70m to 8,848m over a span of just 193km. Partly because of this; Nepal boasts climates ranging from alpine to temperate to tropical and all kinds of flora from tundra-like vegetation to desert-type cacti to rainforest. Fauna from prairie dog-like Marmot to snow leopard to dolphin habitate in Nepal. All kinds of geo-features ranging from the steppes to countless rivers to lakes, valleys and hills, to mountains, plains, jungles, marshland and grassland, not to mention hundreds of rivers, glacial lakes, and creeks all with their common origin in the Himalayas. Over 70 ethnic groups, each with their own unique culture and language, spread out across the length and breadth mostly in hamlets, villages and shantytowns. All you need to enjoy all this is a pair of strong legs, and the spirit of adventure. You can see life, virtually unchanged from hundreds of years ago, unfolding before your eyes as you journey into the heart of the Himalayas. Experience Nepal at its best with our team of professionals.