Nepal Travel, Backpacking & Gap Year
Nepal is an incredible destination home to breathtaking hidden valleys, eye-popping scenery and world famous National Parks. Nepal is home to the highest mountain ranges in the world, measuring well above 8000 meters and there is good infrastructure for international visitors. Get inspired to visit Nepal.
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Nepal Travel Guide
If you would like to travel to Nepal search our amazing activities and trips on One World 365. You can also view tips including advice for places to go, the best packages available and get information about costs, accommodation, transport, health and safety and how to visit Nepal on a budget.
- Capital City: Kathmandu (population 700,000 approx)
- Local Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
- Area: 147,000 km2
- Population: 28,000,000 (approx)
- Language: Nepali + local dialects
- International Dialing Code: +977
- Health & Safety: Nepal is a very welcoming destination for foreign travelers, you shouldn't have any problems with local people who are very respectful and polite. Please always buy travel insurance and if you are going off the beaten track or joining an adventure trek make sure your policy covers the activities. For emergencies in Nepal you can call 100 for police, 101 for the fire service or 102 for any medical emergencies.
Top Reasons to Travel to Nepal
Traveling to Nepal gives you the opportunity to see spectacular scenery, meet friendly locals, sample tasty cuisine and also go on an adventure - some of which will be the biggest challenges you ever face in your life. You will get to enjoy:
- Incredible scenery
- So many different experiences available from exploring cities to going off the beaten track
- One of the best adventure destinations in the world
- Some of the friendliest people in the world
Best Places to Visit in Nepal
Here are some places you should add to your Nepal itinerary:
- Chitwan National Park
- Annapurna Circuit
Travelling & Backpacking in Nepal
Nepal is a mountain kingdom like no other and a must-see for trekkers and culture seekers who are after a really life-changing experience. You could join a trek and hike the Himalayas, play golf, get close to wildlife or travel overland and see more of this spectacular country, a visit to the huge National Park in Chitwan is recommended if you like wildlife. There are also lots of cultural destinations in Nepal including visiting the birth place of Buddha.
Nepal is widely acknowledged as the birthplace of Lord Buddha, specifically in Lumbini which is now visited by thousands of people every year. This is a very holy and religious country and by visiting the Lumbini Gardens, the Ashokan Pillar and seeing the local temples. In 1997 this area was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are a practising Buddhist or if you would just like to learn more about Lord Buddha this destination will be a great learning experience and a very spirital experience.
Whatever experience you are seeking you can enjoy the unique opportunity of travelling through Nepal with our amazing small group holidays. The companies we have listed will arrange everything and taking the hassle out of your travels, the hardest part of your trip will be saying goodbye to your new travel friends and Asia! Search activity, eco and wildlife holidays in Nepal from leading international and local operators.
Gap Year in Nepal
Travel to exotic Nepal on your gap year and be rewarded with scenic nature, culture and incredible sights. After coming back from Nepal you feel enlivened. It’s a kind of stress remover that has lot more to give than most people are willing to accept. There are short and long gap year experiences available where you can experience exciting destinations which can help bring-back fun in your life along with new inspiration.
Joining a gap year program in Nepal will help you see as much as possible, companies will prepare all arrangements including: transfers, accommodation, meals and excursions. Traveling independently can be difficult due to the terrain and language barrier but on an organised experience you will get the easiest experience possible. Trip prices can vary dramatically and this really depends on how long you want to go for, which gap year organisation you join and book with. Generally local travel operators are cheaper than international companies, you will need to book in advance to get the best deals.
Best Gap Year Programs in Nepal
Travelers can get real life experience and a hands on experience by joining a structured gap year program in Nepal. There are lots of travel options for different aged people and a scope to do something meaningful while traveling and volunteering in Nepal. We can offer you an unforgettable volunteering and traveling experience In Nepal with the most affortable packages.
There are lots of gap year programs available where you can work in the rural communities of Nepal with ethical eco-tourism organisations. You will learn about local communities and get training to make you a useful participant. Provided is on going support which helps makes volunteering in Nepal unforgettable.
"I think the whole programme as a whole was very well organised. I never had to worry because I felt like I was a part of a well planned placement where I could join in with the Nepali life as much as possible and always knew what I was doing" - Alice Foren, UK
You will get to experience some of the world's best trekking routes, you can expect a challenge, spectacular scenery and the experience of your life! The Himalaya's are stunning and by signing up to a trip you will be able to walk in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. You will walk, hike and trek through different terrain, from forests, to mountain paths to snowy plains. There will be challenging ascents on most treks where you will get stunning views across the region, this will make the time and effort getting to the top of mountains worth it.
Nepal & Annapurna Trekking Tours
Mount Everest and The Annapurna Circuit are world famous trekking destinations which have been a popular destination for adventure seekers for years. You can expect some of the most stunning backdrops and scenery you will see in the whole world here, the mountains rise to over 8,000 meters above sea level.
These trips are not for novices though you will need to be in good physical shape to join a trek. On organised tours and treks here you will get to stop off at local and remote Tibetan Buddhist towns and villages, see holy sites and also sample the tasty food along the way. There are lots of treks available and you can research the best one for level of experience.
You will need to be well prepared, must take items include warm clothes, hiking boots, thick socks, first aid kit, water purification tablets, energy food like chocolate and bio-degradable / reycycable water bottles.
Nepal Wildlife Tours
There is more to Nepal than just trekking and adventure though, you could travel overland and explore numerous UNESCO designated World Heritage Status locations including the Chitwan National Park and the Sagarmatha National Park which are teeming with wildlife. These are great places to take in the surrounds, explore on foot, try to spot wildlife like the rare snow leopard or just take in the spectacular views of Mount Everest in the background. The whole area covers around 124,000 hectares so you could spend weeks seeing it all.
In 1984 the Chitwan National Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage Status and has one of the most impressive backdrops in the world - the Himalayas. This is one of the most spectacular areas of Nepal where wildlife still roam the area, it is here you might be lucky enough to spot a rare Bengal Tiger or Asiatic Rhino. We highly recommend joining an organised tour where you will be able to see more wildlife like elephants and monkeys, you can also take a boat ride down the river just watch out for the wild crocodiles! There is over 900km of area which makes up the Chitwan National Park and you can join tours and jungle safaris here and get to stay in the park. Our wildlife tours in Nepal will take you to the best locations.
How to Book
Our trips and experiences can be booked in advance and departures are all year round. If you need any help booking a trip to Nepal please get in touch.