NEPAL

TEMPLES & CULTURE IN KATHMANDU, PLUS ENDLESS EVEREST VISTAS IN THE HIMALAYAS, WITH OUT ADVENTURES GAY TRAVEL

The Lowdown

Nepal has offered enlightenment and adventure to travellers for years, and remains as popular as ever. From the manic energy of Thamel in Kathmandu, to the tranquil beauty of the sherpa villages, to the stupefying magnitude of Mt Everest and the Himalayas, the magic of this landlocked nation knows no borders.

Population: 29.5 million
Language: Nepali
Currency: Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
Time Zone: (GMT+05:45) Kathmandu
Electricity: C/D/M

2015 Earthquake Update

Nepal experienced a devastating Earthquake on April 25th, 2015, with severe damage caused throughout the country. However, reconstruction is progressing quickly, and most sites have re-opened for business. The mountains haven't moved, trails have been repaired and checked for safety, and the locals remain as welcoming as ever. A wonderful way you can lend your support is to simply plan your own journey.

The LGBT Factor

Nepal recently enshrined LGBT protections in its constitution, making it a leading supporter of LGBT rights in Asia. An impressive step, considering there aren't even any ‘official' gay bars in the country. Still, there are many gay-owned businesses and establishments, and we strive to support them through our tours.

The Best Time to Visit

We find the best time to visit Nepal is in the shoulder season, right before or after winter. Kathmandu temperatures average around 22C/72F, and there's always a chance of rain. In the Everest Region, you can expect clear skies, with occasional rain (or snow at higher elevations). Here, daytime highs will be about 15C/60F, with evening temperatures around 0C/32F.

The Shock Factor

Nepal is a developing country with infrastructure, values, customs and standards that may differ from what you know. Expect poor road conditions, and realize restaurants and tourist sites may be closed from time-to-time. Also, our scheduled transportation may be altered, or the itinerary changed, due to circumstances beyond our control. Having a sense of humour, and being prepared to go with the flow, will come in handy when you visit this ancient land.

Visas

All foreign nationals (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal, which can be obtained from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. Further details will be provided when you book a trip.

Vaccinations

Based on the entry requirements for Nepal, there are no vaccinations needed for entry. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, you should consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic, as OUT Adventures cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

Worthwhile Reads

  • The Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen
  • Arresting God in Kathmandu, Samrat Upadhyay

TOURS

REVIEWS

RATING:

Scott M

Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure

Amazing experience, hard going sometimes but was always worth it. Stunning views, friendly people and unlike other tours we had hot showers.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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James M

Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure

Nepal... a land of majestic beauty that will not fail to impress you. The Himalayas will challenge you physically, emotionally and mentally. I highly recommend it, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. OUT Adventures... thank you for a life-altering experience.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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Devar

Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure

I cannot formulate enough words to describe how wonderful this experience was. Our guide and assistant guides were amazing. Everyone was helpful and supportive. They made you walk when you needed to, and made you rest as much as you needed. Our tours of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur were equally as good. The guides were very informative and very forthcoming with there experiences. Out Adventures really went the extra mile to make sure everything went as planned. Definitely look forward to my next trip with them.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 4/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Olu

Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure

In three words: Challenging, Rewarding, Incredible. I had an amazing experience on this trip. I'm normally a "5-Star" vacation guy and this trip has shown me the error of my ways. The tours of the Kathmandu Valley were excellent and the trek was utterly incredible; being surrounded by such incredible natural beauty with a great group of travelers, being led by friendly and knowledgeable guides and having a superb tour leader made this easily the most memorable, positive, and self-affirming vacations I've ever embarked upon.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 4/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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