Trekking in Nepal
Everest, Annapurna, Mustang & more – Nepal
Discover the beauty of the Roof of the World trekking around the highest Himalayan peaks!
Mountain trails, prayer flags, and the famous snowcapped peaks of the world’s highest mountains.
Nepal is a trekker paradise and its rich cultural background makes it one of the most charming travel destinations in the world. Step into peaceful hill villages and fertile valleys, visit the golden temples, hike on trails sprinkled with wildflowers and enjoy the view on the snowy peaks and the gigantic glaciers this country is famous for!
The capital of Nepal is a rich mix of the east and west, the old and the new, where tradition jostles with modernity. The Durbar (palace) Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site lies in the heart of the city with the old palace accompanied by a number of pagoda style temples that boast of superb craftsmanship in wood and metal. The village of Bodhnath is the centre of Nepal’s exiled Tibetan community and home to Asia’s largest stupa, a spectacular white dome and spire that draws Buddhist pilgrims from hundreds of kilometres away. Find peace and prayers on the little hillock of Swaymbhunath, overlooking the valley. Visit the holy Pashupatinath Temple for an out-of-this-world experience. The temple stretches on both sides of the holy Bagmati River, where cremation of Hindus take place on raised platforms.
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Kathmandu Valley is a melting pot of diverse cultures, religions, arts and crafts. Discover ancient temples and monuments in the valley of the Gods where Hinduism and Buddhism co-exist in perfect harmony. Outside the city of Kathmandu, other Unesco World Heritage Sites are the medieval town of Bhaktapur and Patan. City of Devotees, Bhaktapur is a treasure trove of artistic creations displayed on the temples and monuments of the city. The remarkable architecture and the exquisite woodcarvings and metal craft of the city take one back to the ancient times. In Patan, interconnected Buddhist courtyards and hidden temples have a great cultural cohesion. Wander the fascinating backstreets and the magnificent central Durbar Square, a marvel of Newar architecture.
A laid-back vibe is characteristic of Pokhara, the base city for the trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit. With its spectacular location, Pokhara is the perfect place for those seeking a place to chill after days of trekking in the Himalayas. The views of the 8,000 metre-high snow-capped giants of the Annapurna range (Machhapuchhare and Annapurna), mirrored in the Phewa Lake waters, are outstanding. The shores of the lake are dotted with colourful bobbing paddle boats. Get on board to enjoy the immense sense of tranquillity from the lake and hike the World Peace Pagoda on top of Anadu Hill. If you are looking for adrenaline instead, Pokhara is also a great place to experience white-water rafting and paragliding.
ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular and vibrant hikes in the Annapurna region and the Himalaya of Nepal in general. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, rural Nepali villages, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times. This is a moderate trek and doesn’t need much previous experience, just a good level of fitness. The hike literally brings you face to face with the eight-thousanders. The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).
EVEREST BASE CAMP
Topping many people’s travel bucket list is this trek to the base of the world’s highest, and most hyped, mountain, Everest. Despite only limited views of Mount itself, the surrounding Himalayan peaks are truly breathtaking. This iconic journey through the heart of Himalayas is among the most dramatic and picturesque in the country. The scenery is varied and spectacular, the lodgings and tracks are of a very high standard, and the interaction with the local Sherpa people is truly memorable. This trek is considered to be of medium to high difficulty. There are 5 to 6 hours of walking each day at a comfortable pace, taking the time to make sure everyone acclimates to the elevation.