After you've scaled to new heights or become grounded at an hallowed temple, be warmly welcomed into your Nepalese retreat, be it budget or lavish read more...
Cosy up in the capital of Kathmandu
A favourite jaunt for intrepid travellers, Kathmandu may be experiencing tremendous urban growth but the experiences it offers are still very much authentic. You will find an extensive selection of budget and mid-range Nepal accommodation in the district of Thamel, including the iconic Kathmandu Guesthouse.
If you're seeking a little extra comfort, enjoy the 5-star treatment at the Hyatt Regency – conveniently found just four kilometres from the Tribhuvan International Airport – or the stylish Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee. Right in the heart of the city, the modern Hotel Yak & Yeti is an superior choice when it comes to luxury boutique accommodation.
Bhaktapur and Boudhanath's cultural treats
The ancient city of Bhaktapur is touted as a cultural gem, alive with colourful festivals, dancing, art, culture and native Newari lifestyle. This Heritage Listed city is laden with temples, hand-crafted pottery and delicious street food, sure to keep your hunger for travel satisfied. Settle down for the night at one of the many guest houses around Durbar Square, Pottery Square, Dattatreya Square or Taumadhi Square.
Boudhanath, located less than 10 minutes from Kathmandu, is the site of one of the most impressive Buddhist stupa monuments in the world, making it a popular place for pilgrimage and prayer. Sacred monasteries abound in Boudhanath, some offering basic accommodation for those looking for enlightenment such as the Shechen Guest House.
See Nepal's natural beauty in Pokhara
While Nepal is better known as a bucket-list destination for avid trekkers keen to scale the Himalayas (and the crown jewel, Mount Everest), the natural beauty back on solid ground offers an outdoors experience for those less sure-footed.
At the end of the Annapurna mountain circuit, Pokhara is a place of great beauty with monkey-filled forests, placid lakes, caves, cafes, museums and more. Book your stay by the lakeside or uphill in Sarangkot, where upscale options include the luxurious eco-friendly Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge and the Fulbari Resort and Spa.