Things to do
Kathmandu-Nepal's fascinating cultural centre, Kathmandu is a lot more than its casinos make it out to be. From durbar square to Narayanhity Palace, there's much going on for the curious. Kathmandu's heart, however, is in the cobbled streets of Thamel.
Pokhara-Fascinatingly beautiful, Pokhara is one of those destinations you'll find yourself promising to return to. Surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan peaks, spot the Annapurna on a clear day.
Chitwan National Park-The UNESCO world heritage Royal Chitwan National Park, with nearly 1000 sq kilometers of forests, grassland and marshes are home to wildlife from sloth bears, leopards, wild elephants, and even the rare Bengal tiger.
Best time to visit March to May & October and November
After the rains (with the monsoon between June and early September), October and November are probably the best times to visit. With good visibility and perfect weather conditions, trekking now is easier.
Winters could get harsh in the northern part of Nepal from November to Spring, between March and May, is a good time to visit with cool temperatures some showers throughout the country.
How to reach
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, is the main connecting international airport in Nepal.
The rest of the country is fairly well connected by domestic flights, but weather plays an important part in whether your flight takes off at the right time.
Regular buses also connect most towns, but premium buses only run between Kathmandu and Pokhara with the route to Chitwan opening up in peak season.
Taxis are the easiest form of getting around the city; however, as with most southeast Asian countries, it would make sense to agree on the fare before you get in.