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GETTING THERE: Trailfinders (0171-938 3939/3232) offers flights between the months of May and September from £506 return to Kathmandu. Allied World Travel (0181-569 5440) offers flights up to the end of June, with prices starting at £420 return via Tacca.

TIGER TOURS: Specialist travel company Cox & Kings conducts tours to Nepal which include a two-day stay at Temple Tiger. Tours lasting a total of 13 days depart on the 8 and 22 October, 12 November and 3 December, from £1,835 per person. Cox & Kings Travel Ltd, St James' Court, Buckingham Gate, London SWlE 6AF (0171-873 5000). Temple Tiger can be booked individually through Venture Travel, PO Box 3968, Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal (tel 0101 977 l 225780, fax 0101 977 1 220178).