Destination Overview

Nepal

Spectacular landscapes, impressive jungles and beautiful mountain scenery will fulfil your sense of adventure in this stunning region, home to quaint towns, traditional villages, enlightening Buddhist centres, the historic Hindu temples of Kathmandu and the snow-capped Himalaya mountains – the highest mountains in the world. Nestled between the huge influences of China and India, Nepal is also home to elephants and other wildlife and has managed to preserve its rich heritage and colourful cities.

Capital

Kathmandu

Language

Nepali

Time

GMT + 5:45

Religion

Hinduism, Buddhism

Population

29.14 Million

Currency

Nepalese Rupee

International Airports

Kathmandu

Weather

Temperatures drop in January and February, especially at night, but the weather stays dry until April. Heat and humidity begin building in May, in anticipation of the monsoon rains from June to September. Clear skies and spectacular views await you in October through December.

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Top Highlights

Mystical Mountains

The highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest, the highest mountain of all. Hike or helicopter up to Everest Base Camp, passing the colourful prayer flags strung across the snowy expanse.

Golden Temples

Buddhist and Hindu architecture mixes with Tibetan monasteries in the capital city Kathmandu which still feels the same as it did centuries ago. The golden stupa of the Swayambhunath Temple dominates the pinnacle of the nearby hill.

Royal Cities

Monasteries, temples, and monuments await you in the royal city of Patan. The stunning architecture of the palace, the important Krishna Temple, and the rare Durbar Square will complete your cultural exploration.

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Portugal Journeys

Lisbon

Where the old meets the new, it has an incredibly rich heritage whilst being one of the trendiest capitals in Europe. Lisbon is a very walkable city and offer spectacular hilltop views in Alfama or at St. George's Castle. One shouldn't miss a ride in the famous Tram 28, that passes some of the cities must-sees, or a long walk along the waterfront neighbourhood of Belém.

Alentejo

While to the north the pace is set by the green of the flatlands as far as the eye can see, further south the landscape combines with the sun, the heat, and a slower pace of life. The Alentejo, the idyllic heartland of Portugal, impresses with variety: deserted surf beaches and charming fishing villages on the western coastline and picturesque walled towns and forts on the boarder to Spain. An ideal place for those that wish to escape the tourist crowds and dive into the authentic Portugal.

Sintra

Where the old meets the new, it has an incredibly rich heritage whilst being one of the trendiest capitals in Europe. Lisbon is a very walkable city and offer spectacular hilltop views in Alfama or at St. George's Castle. One shouldn't miss a ride in the famous Tram 28, that passes some of the cities must-sees, or a long walk along the waterfront neighbourhood of Belém.

Porto

Be it the millennium-old cathedral or the latest molecular gastropub, the city of Porto is really a living heritage, one that reinvents itself while maintaining its core character. A vibrant and fascinating city, world-famous for the production of Port wine, matured in vast cellars that stretch along the banks of Douro River. But Porto is more than that: rich culture, a buzzing nightlife, captivating tourist attractions and many more is waiting to be discovered.

Obidos

Discover this delightful town of white houses adorned with bougainvillea and honeysuckle, surrounded by its castle medieval walls. Considered as one of the most characterful places of central Portugal it is a symbol of a traditional Portuguese city. The surrounding region is equally fascinating, not far away from Lisbon and ideal for a day trip.

Douro Valley

A dream made of enchanted valleys, unscathed nature, and world heritage sites; in its steep vineyards is where Port Wine is produced. The Douro Valley in northern Portugal is the oldest wine-growing region in the world and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cultivation of wine here dates back to the Roman's. With all these centuries-old vineyards running along the Douro River, the area is a must-visit for gourmets and vine-lovers and shouldn't be missed during a stay in Portugal.

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