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Nepal

Nepal is one of the very few countries which offers many varieties of adventure tourism activities. Out of 14 highest peaks in the world, eight of them are located in Nepa: Mount Everest (8,848m), Kanchanjunga (8,598m), Cho Oyu (8,153m), Lhotse (8,501m), Makalu (8,475m), Manaslu (8,162m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and Annapurna I (8,091m). Besides these eight highest peaks of the world, there are another 1,310 mountain peaks in Nepal which are called “trekking peaks”.  Nepal is truly a paradise for trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts.

Culture & Sightseeing

Nepal is a land-locked sovereign kingdom surrounded by Tibet in the north and by India to the south, west, and east. It covers an area of 151,005 square km and measures approximately 800km in length and 250km in width.

Officially Nepal is a Hindu Kingdom, but in practice Hinduism and Buddhism are mingled into a complex blend which is often impossible to separate. Small groups of Muslims and Christians are also found among the population.

EVEREST REGION

EVEREST GOKYO TREK

everest_gokyo_lakeEverest Gokyo Trek is the best destination for trekkers. This trek begins at the mountain airstrip at Lukla, a one-hour flight from Kathmandu. Our destination is the high altitude lakes of Gokyo at over 4,200 meters. Less frequented than the Everest Base Camp route, the trek provides some tremendous high-altitude trekking and a visit to the second largest glacier in the world. From the top of Gokyo, there are some spectacular mountain views, including Everest. We return to Lukla and our flight back to Kathmandu.

 

Itinerary, 12 Days:

  • Day 01 : Fly, Kathmandu / Lukla (a 45-minute flight) trek to Phakding
  • Day 02 : Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3,446m)
  • Day 03 : Namche Bazar Rest
  • Day 04 : Namche Bazaar / Dole (4,200m)
  • Day 05 : Dole / Machchhermo (4,470m)
  • Day 06 : Machchhermo / Gokyo (4,790m)
  • Day 07 : Excursion around Gokyo Lake, climb Ghokyo Ri (5,357m)
  • Day 08 : Gokyo / Dole (4,200m)
  • Day 09 : Dole / Namche Bazaar (3,446m)
  • Day 10 : Nache Bazaar / Phakding (2,610m)
  • Day 11 : Phakding / Lukla (2,840m)
  • Day 12 : Flight back to Kathmandu

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EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

everett_base_campThe trek to Mount Everest Base Camp continues to be one of our most rewarding journeys. You will have a day to explore the exotic city of Kathmandu before flying into the remote mountain town of Lukla (9,350 feet) to begin our trek into the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. The views of the Himalayan mountains from Lukla on a clear day are breathtaking. We follow an ancient route that will take us through tiny villages, across high mountain passes, and through remote valleys, villages, and monasteries. The views grow even more spectacular as we venture up the Dudh Kosi River to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu region at 11,300 feet.

We will spend a night next to the Thyangboche monastery (12,887 feet), where you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Mount Everest, and Lhotse. A non-technical climb of Kala Pattar (18,450 feet) highlights the truly spectacular panorama of Sagamartha, the Mother Goddess of the World (Mount Everest, 29,028 feet), and Lhotse (27,560 feet).

Spending the better part of two days at Everest Base Camp will give us plenty of time for exploring the base of the tallest mountain in the world! The return trek continues to delight adventurous souls with more spectacular mountain views, lush forested valleys, and opportunities to learn about the Nepalese religion and culture.

Itinerary, 18 Days:

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Trek preparation
  • Day 03 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Day 04 : Trek to Phakding
  • Day 05 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06 : Rest day at Namche for acclimatizing. Visit Namche Bazaar
  • Day 07 : Trek to Tengboche. Visit the oldest Tengboche monastery
  • Day 08 : Trek to Pheriche Days 09 : Trek to Lubuche
  • Day 10 : Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • Day 11 : Acclimatize and explore the beautiful surrounding mountain views
  • Day 12 : Trek to Lobuche
  • Day 13 : Trek to Dingboche
  • Day 14 : Trek to Tengpoche
  • Day 15 : Trek to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 16 : Rest day at Namche (buy your Sherpa souvenirs)
  • Day 17 : Trek to Lukla
  • Day 18 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel

ANNAPURNA REGION

ANNAPURNA SANCTUARY TREK

annapurna_sanctuaryOne classic trek in the Annapurna region is to the Annapurna sanctuary; the site of the base camp is used by expeditions attempting the massif south face of Annapurna I.

The trek combines some of the most spectacular Himalayan scenery with a fascinating insight into the life of middle hill Nepalese. Spend at least one full day inside the sanctuary; side trips across the south Annapurna glacier and north Annapurna base camp allow for an even better appreciation of this unique place. Anytime, trekkers must beware of snowfall and avalanches that can block the narrow entrance to the sanctuary.

Itinerary, 15 Days:

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu, trek briefing in the evening
  • Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then to Birethanti
  • Day 04 : Trek from Birethanti to Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village
  • Day 05 : Trek to Chomrong, famous for making apple pie
  • Day 06 : Trek to Bamboo Lodge
  • Day 07 : Trek to Deorali and rest at Himalayan hotel
  • Day 08 : Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700m)
  • Day 09 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (3,900m) with views of vertical south face of Annapurna
  • Day 10 : Trek to Deurali (easy descend)
  • Day 11 : Trek to Doban, retracing the steps from the upward journey
  • Day 12 : Trek to Chomrong and have your last apple pie
  • Day 13 : Trek Chomrong to Ghandruk
  • Day 14 : Trek to Dampus and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 15 : Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel

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ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK

annapurna_circuitAnother classic trek in the Annapurna region is definitely the Annapurna circuit. The complete circuit has only been possible since 1980s when the Manang area was authoritatively opened to foreigners. For an all-round experience of the scenery and cultures of Nepal, this trek has a lot of attraction. During the winter season, orange trees are laden with fruit and fragrant frangipani blossoms caste their sent along the trail. As you travel higher, the valley becomes more rugged until the village and forests finally way the arid hills of Manang.

 

This is a challenging trek that is not without some risks. The crossing over Thorong La can be dangerous at times, especially during the unanticipated snowfall. Therefore, trekkers must have to make sure that they are well prepared.

Itinerary, 16 Days:

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu, trek briefing in the evening
  • Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and then to Besi Sahar
  • Day 04 : Trek to Bahundanda
  • Day 05 : Trek to Chyamje
  • Day 06 : Trek to Bagarchaap
  • Day 07 : Trek to Chame
  • Day 08 : Trek to Pisang
  • Day 09 : Trek to Manang
  • Day 10 : Rest at Manang, take a hike through the village or Bhojo Gompa
  • Day 11 : Trek to Letdar
  • Day 12 : Trek to Thorung Phedi
  • Day 13 : Trek to Muktinath, a sacred temple; visit the nun’s monastery
  • Day 14 : Trek to Kagbeni, a beautiful Tibetan village
  • Day 15 : Trek to Jomsom (beautiful view of Nilgiri)
  • Day 16 : Fly Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

LANGTANG REGION

LANGTANG GANJALA PASS TREK

langtang_ganjalaThe Ganjala Pass is one of the most challenging passes in Nepal. This wedge in the Himalaya is situated at an altitude of 5,160m. Our Langtang trek takes you over this pass as you make your way south from Langtang village, which lies at 3,500m and where the national park headquarters is located. The route from Gyang in Helambu requires crossing the 5,106m Ganja La. The pass is blocked by snow, so local inquiries about its condition, good equipment and mountaineering experience are necessary for safe crossing. The Helambu village excludes a Tibetan feel and you will see fields enclosed by stone walls as well as herds of yaks, the most important animal for the local people. From Tarke Gyang, we descend to Melamchi Khola before climbing to Pati Bhyanjyang, then trek down to Sundarijal; from here we drive back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary, 21 Days:

  • Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing, hotel
  • Day 03 : Bus drive: Kathmandu – Sundarija. Trek starts: Chisapani, camp
  • Day 04 : Kutumsang, camp
  • Day 05 : Tharepati, camp
  • Day 06 : Before Gosaikund, camp
  • Day 07 : Syabru, camp
  • Day 08 : Lama Hotel, camp
  • Day 09 : Langtang, camp
  • Day 10 : Kyaniin Gompa, camp
  • Day 11 : Yak Kharka, camp
  • Day 12 : Yala Peak and Kyanjin Gompa, camp
  • Day 13 : Rest day in Kyanjin Gompa
  • Day 14 : Ganja La altitude camp
  • Day 15 : Ganja La crossing – Duppu Kharka, camp
  • Day 16 : Tarkegyang, camp
  • Day 17 : Sermathang, camp
  • Day 18 : Malemchi Pool, camp
  • Day 19 : Bus drive: Malemchi – Kathmandu, hotel
  • Day 20 : Kathmandu free day, hotel
  • Day 21 : Final departure, transfer to airport

DHAULAGIRI REGION

ROYAL DHAULAGIRI TREK

dhaulagiri_royalA remote and challenging trek for the more adventurous walker circles – Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world. Its name means “white mountain”; towering in solitary splendor, this magnificent peak rises as a giant shoulder of shining ice and snow. Dhaulagiri is rarely visited, and the valleys and villages surrounding it are unspoiled and unchanged. Our trek takes us across the Kali Gandaki River and then north into the heart of the massif; from the base camp we come to the high point of our trek, the traverse of French Pass (5,360m), the hidden Valley and Dhampus Pass (5,182m), a high level route which brings us back to the upper Kali Gandaki Valley in Jomsom. From here we, either, fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara or we can continue from Jomsom till Birerthaqnti or to Pokhara.

Itinerary, 22 Days:

  • Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 : Ktm sightseeing, hotel
  • Day 03 : Bus drive: Ktm – Baglung – Beni , Trek Begins: camp/lodge
  • Day 04 : Babichor, camp
  • Day 05 : Dharapani, camp
  • Day 06 : Mudi, camp
  • Day 07 : Boghara, camp
  • Day 08 : Dolang, camp
  • Day 09 : Pine Camp, camp
  • Day 10 : Italian Base camp, camp
  • Day 11 : Accliamtization at Italian B.C.
  • Day 12 : Dhaulagiri Base camp, camp
  • Day 13 : Rest day, camp
  • Day 14 : French Pass crossing – Tukuche Base camp, camp
  • Day 15 : Thapa Peak ascent – Tukuche Base camp, camp
  • Day 16 : Reserve day, camp
  • Day 17 : Thapa Pass – Yak Kharka, camp
  • Day 18 : Marpha, camp
  • Day 19 : Jomsom, camp
  • Day 20 : Flight : Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu, hotel
  • Day 21 : Free day in Kathmandu, hotel
  • Day 22 : Final departure, transfer to airport

MUSTANG REGION

MUSTANG TREK

mustang2The Mustang region is a mostly arid and Tibet-like region at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki Valley. The Kali Gandaki River has the deepest gorge of the world. Mustang has a long, rich, and complex history that makes it one of the most interesting places in Nepal. Part of it is still restricted and is still known as “The Forbidden Kingdom”.

Rich in its culture and tradition, Mustang is the only district in Nepal that has its own king. House and temples constructed throughout the region uses some stone, but mostly sun-baked mud bricks. The city wall and the four-story palace in Mustang are something that no one should miss.

Itinerary, 20 Days:

  • Day 01 : Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 02 : Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1,491m)
  • Day 03 : Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,855m)
  • Day 04 : Ghorepani to Tatopani
  • Day 05 : Tatopani to Ghasa
  • Day 06 : Ghasa to Marpha (2,670m)
  • Day 07 : Marpha to Kagbeni (2,800m)
  • Day 08 : Kagbeni to Chele (3,060m)
  • Day 09 : Chele to Geling (3,510m)
  • Day 10 : Geling to Charang: (3,620m)
  • Day 11 : Charang to LO Manthang. (3,890m)
  • Days 12-14 : LO Manthang
  • Day 15 : LO Manthang to Ghami via Gekar
  • Day 16 : Ghami to Samar (3,160 m)
  • Day 17 : Samar to Kagbeni (2,800)
  • Day 18 : Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,750m)
  • Day 19 : Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Day 20 : Drive to Kathmandu

KANCHANJUNGA REGION

KANCHANJUNGA BASE CAMP TREK

kanchanjunga2Kanchenjunga (8,586m), the third highest peak, is where the name of this region is derived from. It falls in the eastern Nepal which also includes Makalu Base Camp. There is endless variety in this part of the country. Most ethnic groups are represented and many beautiful villages such as Dhankuta, Khandbari, and Bhojpur are prosperous and clean.

Treks in this area tends to be more expensive since we will have to organize all the trekking gear and food from Kathmandu and fly all the way to this region. The treks are longer, as it takes at least two weeks just to reach the high mountain areas. But it is very rewarding and unforgettable.

Itinerary, 30 Days:

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing trekking preparation day
  • Day 03 : Drive to Basantapur
  • Day 04 : Basantapur to Chauki
  • Day 05 : Chauki to Dovan
  • Day 06 : Dovan to Mitlung
  • Day 07 : Mitlung to Chiruwa
  • Day 08 : Chiruwa to Sokathum
  • Day 09 : Sokathum to Amjilassa
  • Day 10 : Amjilassa to Phere
  • Day 11 : Phere to Gunsa
  • Day 12 : Gunsa to Khambachen
  • Day 13 : Kambache to Lhonak
  • Day 14 : Excursion to Kanchanjanga glacier and Pangpema base camp, return to Lhonak
  • Day 15 : Lhonak to Rampuk kharka
  • Day 16 : Rampuk kharka to Gunsa
  • Day 17 : Gunsa to Sinonla Kharka
  • Day 18 : Kharka to Sinonla pass camp to Sanmung Khola
  • Day 19 : Sanmung Khola to MiljinlaPass arrive to Tseram
  • Day 20 : Tseram to Ramje
  • Day 21 : Excursion to Yalung Glacier and Oktang base camp (5,525m), back to Ramje
  • Day 22 : Ramje to Tseram
  • Day 23 : Tseram to Toramtan
  • Day 24 : Toramtan to Yamphudin
  • Day 25 : Yamphudin to Jhorpur Khola
  • Day 26 : Jhorpur Khola to Tharpu
  • Day 27 : Tharu – Ilam by bus
  • Day 28 : Ilam to Kathmandu
  • Day 29 : Change bus from Ilam to Kathmandu
  • Day 30 : Departure day

DOLPO REGION

DOLPO TREK

upper_dolpoDolpo is located in the Phoksundo National park of mid-western Nepal, behind the Dhaulagiri massif and towards the Tibetan plateau, cut off by a series of very high passes and closed by the snow most of the year. Dolpo remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal. Time has stood still here for centuries as inhabitants of Tibetan stock continue to live, cultivate, and trade the way they have done since time immemorial. The finely preserved ecosystem encompasses a wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and snow leopard, and magnificent views including Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m.). A trek through Dolpo is an experience not easily forgotten; an enchanting trek in this region by Peter Matthiessen gave birth to his masterpiece Snow Leopards, a spiritual novel and one of his best-sellers. A trek of this region is recommended for groups on basis of full board organization.

Itinerary, 26 Days:

  • Day 01 : Kathmandu–Nepalganj (fly or drive)
  • Day 02 : Nepalganj – Juphal (Dolpo) by air
  • Day 03 : JuPhal – Dunai
  • Day 04 : Dunai – Hanke checkpost
  • Day 05 : Hanke – Reji
  • Day 06 : Reji – Ringmo (Shey – Phoksundo Lake)
  • Day 07 : Shey- Phoksundo Lake Rest
  • Day 08 : Shey – Phoksundo Lake – Silver Forest
  • Day 09 : Silver Forest – Sehula Bhanjyang (Ngondala) base camp
  • Day 10 : Sehula Bhanjyang (Ngondala) – Shey – Gompa
  • Day 11 : Shey – Gompa Rest
  • Day 12 : Shey – Gompa – Saldang
  • Day 13 : Saldang Rest
  • Day 14 : Saldang – Sibu
  • Day 15 : Sibu – Jenjla La Base Camp
  • Day 16 : Jenjla La – Se La Base Camp
  • Day 17 : Sela Base Camp – Dho Tarap
  • Day 18 : Tho – Tarap Rest
  • Day 19 : Dho Tarap – Big Cave
  • Day 20 : Big Cave – Lahini
  • Day 21 : Lahini – Tarakot
  • Day 22 : Tarakot – Heute Ghar
  • Day 23 : Heute Ghar – Dunai
  • Day 24 : Dunai – Juphal
  • Day 25 : Juphal – Nepalgunj by air
  • Day 26 : Nepalgunj – Kathmandu (fly or drive)

NORTH GORKHA REGION

NORTH GORKHA TREK

gorkha2Introduced by some of the reputed trekking agency by demand of clients from 2001, this splendid and easily accessible trek should become very popular. Completely unspoiled, it includes some of the most varied and rewarding trekking in the kingdom, through an area between the Dorandi Khola and Buri Gandaki.

Starting from the old capital of Gorkha, our route climbs atop a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalaya and where the old royal palace known as Gorkha Durbar towers ovrer the bazaar. Descending through terraced fields, we pass by Khanchok and climb across a forested area to our highest point at Darchye (3,220m). From there, we have a superb panorama of more than twenty high peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Buddha Himal, Himalchuli, and Manaslu. Our route descends through rhododendron forests and high pastures towards the Soti Khola on the Manaslu circuit route before ending at Arughat.

Itinerary, 13 Days:

  • Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 : Full day Kathmandu city tour, hotel
  • Day 03 : Drive : Kathmandu – Gorkha, Trek 1 – Kalikasthan, camp
  • Day 04 : Trek 2 – Khanchok, camp
  • Day 05 : Trek 3 – Suli Bhanjyang, camp
  • Day 06 : Trek 4 – Ley Kharka, camp
  • Day 07 : Trek 5 – Gumda, camp
  • Day 08 : Trek 6 – Labu Besi, camp
  • Day 09 : Trek 7 – Soti Khola, camp
  • Day 10 : Trek 8 – Arughat, camp
  • Day 11 : Drive: Arughat – Kathmandu, hotel
  • Day 12 : Kathmandu free day, hotel
  • Day 13 : Final departure, transfer to airport

ROLWALING REGION

ROLWALING KHUMBU TREK

rolwaling_trek2We begin our journey with a scenic drive on the Kathmandu-Lasha Highway to the ancient trading town of Dolka. Our journey through one of the most beautiful parts of Nepal starts here. We trek through the Rolwaling Valley, celebrated as one of the seven hidden valleys in the Himalayan, past beautiful Sherpa and Tamang villages. Rolwaling is the east-west valley below Gauri Shanker (7,145m) just south of Tibetan border.

Beding and Na are the last Sherpa villages of this valley, where more than 20 good Sherpa climbers have conquered Mount Everest and numerous other 8,000m peaks. We cross over the Tashi Lapcha pass (5,755m), visit Thame (Tenzin Norgay’s hometown), and enter the Khumbu Valley, the land of the Sherpas which lies at the foot of Everest. Great views of Mount Gauri Shanker, Mount Dorje Lakpa, and Mount Tashi Lapcha are all along the trail. This trek also offers a great opportunity for short climbs of peaks like Ramdong Go (5,930m) and Pharchamoro (6,187m).

This trek, being strenuous, requires technical climbing experience and good mountaineering gear.

Itinerary, 29 Days:

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03 : Kathmandu – Dolakha
  • Day 04 : Dolakha – Phikuti Bazar
  • Day 05 : Phikuti Bazar – Jagat
  • Day 06 : Jagat – Simigoun
  • Day 07 : Simigoun – Dong Dong Khola
  • Day 08 : Dong Dong – Beding
  • Day 09 : Rest in Beding
  • Day 10 : Beding – Na
  • Day 11 : Rest Day
  • Day 12 : Na – Tshorolpa
  • Day 13 : Tshorolpa – Glacier camp
  • Day 14 : Glacier camp – Tashilapcha Pass – Tasibuk (Odar)
  • Day 15 : Tasibuk (Odar) – Thengpokharka
  • Day 16 : Thengpokharka – Thame
  • Day 17 : Namche – Tayngboche
  • Day 18 : Namche – Tayngboche
  • Day 19 : Thyngboche – Dingboche (4,413m)
  • Day 20 : Dingboche – Day exploration of Chhunkung (4,730m) or Nangkharsang Gompa (4,600m)
  • Day 21 : Dingboche – Labuche (4,930m)
  • Day 22 : Labuche – Kalapatter (5,545m) – Gorak Shap (5,140m), the highest lodge in the world
  • Day 23 : Gorak Shap – EBC (5,360m) – Labuche (4,930m)
  • Day 24 : Labuche – Pangboche Upper (3,900m), the oldest monastery
  • Day 25 : Pangboche – Khumjung (3,790m); big Sherpa village, Hillary School, and hospital
  • Day 26 : Khumjung – Phakding (2,652m)
  • Day 27 : Phakding- Lukla
  • Day 28 : Lukla – Kathmandu (by flight in about 42 minutes)
  • Day 29 : Departure