A trek in Nepal is often the highlight in a life spent on walking and hiking trips all over the world. The sheer number of treks that are possible in Nepal leaves one spoiled for choice. Join us on treks to the Everest, Annapurna, Makalu, Manaslu, Dolpo and Kanchenjunga regions lasting from 12 to 26 days, including time spent touring Kathmandu Valley’s World Heritage Site offerings. Trek through emerald valleys and quaint villages visiting temples and monasteries that dot the landscape ..[Read More]
Manaslu  trek Officially opened to trekkers in 1990 and just as suddenly forbidden again, the region around Mt Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8163 m was finally "re-opened" in 1992. This trek offers much more than mountains. Starting in the lush green lower hills, inhabited by Indo-Aryan Hindus you will pass through the middle hills, inhabited by the Tibeto-Burmese Magar, Rai, Limbu and Tamang peoples who follow both Hinduism and Buddhism and sometimes Shamanism, to emerge into the high, .. [Read More]
The Annapurna region of Nepal contains some of the greatest trekking trails in the world; none more so than the Annapurna Circuit or the “Around Annapurna” trek which has often been called “the greatest walk in the world.” Many of the people who enjoyed the beauty of the Annapurna circuit originally started their trek in Dumre on the highway from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then walked through the lowland Brahmin and Chettri villages, sub-tropical forests and then higher to emerge at .. [Read More]
"Annapurna Deothali" as the place is known to the Nepalese is considered sacred, though there is no documentation to show how long this state of affairs has prevailed. It is, however, certain that it was so, long before the first trekkers appeared. The Annapurna Sanctuary forms a natural amphitheater, ringed by Annapurna South 7219 m., Annapurna I 8091 m., Varahashikhar 7847 m., Gangapurna 7485 m., Machhapuchhare or "Fish Tail" as it is commonly known at 6993 m and Hiunchuli 6441 m.The .. [Read More]
Probably the best two week trek anywhere! The area north of Pokhara no doubt offers up some of the best trekking in terms of mountain scenery, accessibility, neat villages and friendly locals. However, it is also the most trekked part of Nepal. Not this trail though! Diverging from the trail well-travelled this trek passes through oak and rhododendron forests to climb the ridge at Kopra for spectacular unadulterated views of Annapurna South (7219 m.) to the south, Nilgiri (7061 m.), Annapurna .. [Read More]
View from Austrian Camp Our shortest trek in the Annapurna region. This trek is designed for those who have little time or want to get in a Himalayan trek during a short vacation or even those who want to bring the children along and begin to share the joys of walking in the mountains with them. This trek stays off the beaten track for most of initial days till you get to Poon Hill (3210 m.) via Teen Pokhari or Jaljale, Phulbari (Nepali for ‘flower .. [Read More]
This special 19 days trek has been designed to take you around some of the highest mountains and some of the most holy Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. The trek starts with a flight to Phaplu and passes through beautiful Sherpa villages of Junbesi, Namche, Thame, Khunde and Khumjung to Thyangboche in the lap of the highest mountains on earth. However, the trip is not only about mountains. In its spiritual aspect it will visit the most important Tibetan Buddhist .. [Read More]
Many of the great expedition trekking trails have been taken over by lodge operators who have, unfortunately also taken out the romance associated with expedition style treks. The line of porters preceding a trekking party says something about logistical management efficiencies in the high Himalaya, the rows of tents set up awaiting trekkers at a camp site with its dining and kitchen tents, and toilet tents – separate for ladies and gents if the group is large enough, trekkers partaking breakfast .. [Read More]
Nifug Gumpa ,Lo- manthang The land of "Lo". Remote and forbidden to travellers for centuries has now been open to trekkers for some time. Your journey begins with a late afternoon flight to Pokhara followed, the next morning, by a flight to Jomosom. From here the trail leads along the left bank of the Kali Gandaki river through the villages of Kagbeni, Chusang, Samochin and Charang to the walled capital of Mustang - Lomanthan. The return is mostly via the same route, except for the .. [Read More]
One of the remaining truly remote treks it goes behind the massif of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m.), and the seventh highest mountain in the world into remote areas rarely visited by anyone. Fly form Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Beni and then trek up the Myagdi Khola (river) valley to the Italian Base Camp (so named because the first Italian expedition to Dhaulagiri used this site for their base camp) and then traverse the "French Col” or Hidden Valley (where .. [Read More]
In 2009 we ran a very special trip for a client whom we may not name to search for the fabled Yeti! Yes, we actually went looking for the Yeti and by all accounts almost found one. But that is a story for another day and another camp fire. After years of waiting we now have permission to bring you that fabled itinerary and take you into the area to see for yourself and perhaps come face to face with the .. [Read More]
Mt. Everest sunset view  from Tanbochhe This is the absolutely shortest trip we recommend anyone to take in the Khumbu region, home to Mt. Everest and the hardy Sherpa people of Nepal. If you cannot afford the 8 days round trip from Kathmandu demanded by this trip, go on another trip and come back to the Khumbu region another time! Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu (see previous trip description) and trek through the Sherpa villages of Namche, Thyangboche and Pangboche to Dingboche at the junction of the .. [Read More]
Everest route The very words Mt. Everest evoke visions of heroism, glory and man"s relentless need to pit his mind and body against the best that mother nature has to offer. At 8850 meters Mt. Everest is the highest point on earth and has been a magnet for adventurers seeking glory in its conquest. However, not everyone is inclined to glory and conquest. Some of us just want to get in close and enjoy the bounties that nature has bestowed on this earth .. [Read More]
This is "the grand tour" of the Dudh Kosi river valley, the Khumbu valley and the Imja river valley. This strenuous trek starts with that still “eye opening flight” into Lukla – a 450 meter long airstrip with a 60 m elevation difference between the two ends of the runway! Trek through the villages of Namche, Thame, Khumjung/Khunde to Phortse, Then trek up the Dudh Kosi river valley to the Gokyo Lake at the bottom of the Ngozumba glacier. Cross over .. [Read More]
Considering its proximity to Kathmandu, stark Himalayan views, densely wooded areas harboring a wealth of flora and fauna and connection by road – no need to rely on small Short Take Off and Landing aircraft that fly to postage stamp size airfields in the far flung remote area of Nepal, it is a surprisingly little traveled area and offers great mountain scenery and cultural exposure.The Langtang National Park is situated due north northwest of Kathmandu and is the home to about .. [Read More]
The Ganden to Samye trek route has proved to be one of the most captivating of all Tibetan treks with a rich variety of scenery from high snowy passes to lush alpine meadows to the desert like environs of the Samye monastery. Camping along the way is excellent. There are secluded valleys inhabited by nomads and yaks This pilgrimage route is well-used by Tibetans who combine a visit to Ganden, the principal monastery of the yellow hat sect with a hard .. [Read More]