With eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, it is not hard to guess what Nepal’s principal tourist draw is. However amazing these peaks are – and trust us, they are – this extraordinary country is much more than a one-trick pony. Nepal is packed with both built and living heritage, a testament to the many vibrant cultures which call it home. It also offers some of Asia’s best chances of seeing rare wildlife, including rhinos, elephants and tigers. No wonder Nepal has proved a firm favourite with independent travellers for decades.


A day by day guide to the Langtang Trek

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The Langtang Trek ranks as one of the very best “tea house trails” in Nepal, combining beautiful countryside, with stunning mountain views. And yet it attracts far fewer people than either the Annapurna or Everest regions. Read more.

How to organise independent treks in Langtang National Park

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One of the most appealing features of trekking in Nepal is that it is possible to do so many amazing multi-day hikes independently. On the so called “tea house trails” there is no need to have guides or porters. The routes are clear, with plenty of places to stay, eat and drink along the way. Read more.

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