With eight of the world’s highest mountains lying within Nepal’s borders, it is no wonder that it is a hikers paradise. However, it is not only mountain ranges that attract the walkers; there are Kathmandu’s exotic and hectic markets, maze-like backstreets and expanses of countryside to explore. The Sherpa villages are dotted with teahouses and prayer flags with freezing cold rivers on one side and rice terraces on the other.

Close to the Annapurna mountain range is Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest city. This is a great base for hikers to start their journey to the Annapurna Conservation Area – the largest and first conservation area in Nepal.

Changing from mountain ranges to jungle-like nature reserves, head to the Chitwan National Park to experience early morning misty treks or elephant trekking through the jungle to try and spy one of the parks numerous tigers.

Below are some of our favourite properties to stay in whilst hiking through Nepal, be they in the heart of the mountainside or in the bustling capital city.

Properties for Hiking in Nepal

Gurung Lodge

Pokhara & Annapurna, Nepal

This charming boutique lodge is situated on the edge of the village of Majhgaon near Pokhara, in Nepal’s Annapurna region. Lying 1,450 metres above sea level, Gurung Lodge offers spectacul…

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The Inn Patan

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

This charming boutique hotel is situated close to Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Inn Patan is an old, traditional brick and timber Newari house, w…

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Tharu Lodge

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Situated a 40-minute drive from Bharatpur airport, overlooking lush forests on the edge of Chitwan, Nepal’s oldest national park, Tharu Lodge is a charming and peaceful wilderness retreat …

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Dwarika’s Hotel

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Grounded by Nepal’s ancient heritage, Dwarika’s Hotel offers an imperial respite reflective of the architectural magnificence of the Newari palaces. With a legacy of dexterous craftsm…

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A Selection of Hiking in Nepal Itineraries