Book your 2021/2022 tour to Nepal
Your COVID Cover Travel Insurance on us
For your peace of mind we are delighted to offer Staysure's award winning Covid cover travel insurance with every tour booked by 31 December. (Covers policies up to £100pp which should cover the majority of healthy travellers on all of our tours. Supplements may apply. Learn More)Exciting Covid Vaccine News Announced First Covid vaccine offers protection to over 90% of people. Read the full story
Nepal’s intoxicating capital, Kathmandu has a long and fascinating history. Sat at the heart of the Kathmandu Valley, the city is the historical, artistic, cultural and economic hub of the country, a melting pot that perfectly showcases Nepal’s wonderful diversity and cosmopolitan attitudes. At its centre is a maze of timeless alleyways, lined with shops bursting with materials and spices, all leading to the magnificent medieval Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This part of the city may be exciting, chaotic and a sensory overload, but the sense of tradition that it exudes gives a real sense of the city of times gone by – in fact, it’s hardly changed since the Middle Ages! Around this old centre, the city expands out in layers of varying modernity, reaching out towards the Himalayan peaks that watch over it from a distance. Today, Kathmandu is home to 1.4 million, the largest city in the Himalayas. These striking contrasts make it quite the place to explore!
We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Kathmandu: