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.