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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! 

KATHMANDU 

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. 

KATHMANDU VALLEY

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.

POKHARA

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.

UPPER MUSTANG

Mustang, known as the ‘Last Forbidden Kingdom’, is a remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas. It is steeped in undisturbed Tibetan Buddhist culture with ancient monasteries, traditional villages and cave dwellings high up on the cliffs. To trek in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege. Here you will experience a way of life of true mountain people, who for hundreds of years, had very little contact with the rest of Nepal and retained their rich cultural heritage. The trek goes through the striking semi-arid desert with colourful rock formations, deep ravines and snow-capped peaks surrounding you. The history, culture, myth and legend blend perfectly with the stunning scenery.

MANASLU CIRCUIT 

Epic scenery, intimate encounters with local people and their ancient culture and a 5100m Himalayan pass crossing: the Manaslu Circuit Trek is a wild and remote journey for the ones who want something different in Nepal while still offering the most striking and jaw-dropping scenery. Manaslu is in a region which was closed to outsiders until the early ’90s and tourism is still restricted. Experts consider the Manaslu Circuit Trek among the best treks in Nepal. Despite its recent rise in popularity, the Manaslu Trek remains remote and off-the-beaten-path compared to the better-known teahouse treks in Nepal. The trek takes you around Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain at 8,163 m.

Are you ready to hike on the Roof of the World?

tailor-made travels

We offer you our favourite itineraries with a choice of great trekkings for all levels around the Himalayan chain in Nepal!

Arrive and leave any day you want! Upgrade or downgrade the hotels’ categories based on your budget and preference!

Change itinerary, join extra activities, add more nights or stay for fewer days!

We will provide you with everything you need, plus a personal guide, sherpa and porters for your trip.

We work with highly reliable local people to deliver you the most authentic experience. We support local businesses and local communities!

Set your mind free and enjoy the hike!

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

 
Trip duration: 14 nights / 15 days
Trek duration: 9 nights / 10 days
Grade: Moderate
Highest access of the trek: 4,200m (Annapurna Base Camp)
Mode of trekking: Lodge Trek or camping trek
 

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • 2 night 2-star hotel the Pokhara with bed and breakfast
  • trekking Permit TIMS-Annapurna Conservation permit
  • all meals during the trekking
  • best available lodge during the trekking
  • government authorised experience trekking guide and carry porter
  • Kathmandu–Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist-class bus
  • insurance for guide and porter
  • airport transfers
  • farewell dinner-Nepali folk song-dance in Kathmandu.

Not included

  • airfares and airport fees
  • visa costs
  • travel insurance
  • personal equipment for trekking
  • lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • personal expenses
  • bar-beverage bills
  • tips for guide and porter

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip duration: 14 nights / 15 days
Trek duration: 9 nights / 10 days
Grade: Challenging
Highest access of the trek: 5,545 m (Kalapathar) / 5,364 m (Everest Base Camp)
Mode of trekking: Lodge Trek or camping trek

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • Trekking permit TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park permit
  • all meals during the trekking
  • best available lodge during the trekking
  • government authorised experience trekking guide and carry porter
  • Return flight Kathmandu-Lukla (15kg baggage)
  • insurance for guide and porter
  • airport transfers
  • farewell dinner-Nepali folk song-dance in Kathmandu.

Not included

  • airfares and airport fees
  • visa costs
  • travel insurance
  • personal equipment for trekking
  • lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • emergency heli-rescue evacuation
  • personal expenses
  • bar-beverage bills
  • tips for guide and porter

Manaslu Circuit Trek - Off the beaten tracks!

Trip duration: 18 nights / 17 days
Trek duration: 12 nights / 13 days
Grade: Challenging
Highest access of the trek: 5,125 m 
Mode of trekking: Lodge Trek or camping trek

Included

  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • Manaslu Conservation Fee
  • Manaslu Special Trekking Permit
  • all meals during the trekking
  • best available lodge during the trekking
  • government authorised experience trekking guide and carry porter
  • insurance for guide and porter
  • transport during the trekking program
  • guided sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Pharping and Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • airport transfers
  • farewell dinner-Nepali folk song-dance in Kathmandu.

Not included

  • airfares and airport fees
  • visa costs
  • travel insurance
  • personal equipment for trekking
  • lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • emergency heli-rescue evacuation
  • personal expenses
  • bar-beverage bills
  • tips for guide and porter

FAQ

When is the best time to trek in Nepal?

Autumn Season (September-November):
This is considered the best season to trek in Nepal. You can experience better visibility of the mountains, green hills and excellent weather. Weather is generally clear with mild to warm days and cold nights.

Winter Season (December- February):
The Himalayan region freezes over and there are many snowfalls. Trekking can be challenging in the higher altitudes because the trail can be covered with snow. In the winter you should trek at lower altitudes below 3000m.

Spring Season (March-May):
The blooming flowers, lush greenery, and sparkling mountains make for an excellent background to spring trekking. Weather will be mild at lower elevation but cold at a higher elevation. In spring, mornings are usually crystal clear. However, in the afternoon clouds bring rain showers.

Summer Season (June-August)
In summer, mornings are cloudy with rain in the afternoons and evenings. Trekking is very uncomfortable because the trails become muddy, wet, and leech-infested. However, places like Manang, Mustang and Dolpo are located in a rain shadow. Summer is the best time for these regions. Temperatures are mild and the weather is not so fierce.

When should I arrive?

We will customise your trip for you! Arrive and leave any day you want and choose the itinerary and the length of your stay!

Do I need a Visa?

In Nepal, the majority of nationalities can get a visa on arrival. You would need to present a valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background. Price varies depending on the length of the stay (approx. 30 USD for up to 15 days – 50 USD for up to 30 days). Double-check with the Nepal embassy of your country about the possibility of visa on arrival and other requirements.

Do I need travel insurance for the trip?

Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Better safe than Sorry!

The World Nomads is our personal recommendation and one of the most complete ones. Find it here

Is the team on site to assist me?

Yes, a member of the team will be on-site to help you with anything you need!

What if I have special dietary requirements?

Please let us know at the time of booking and we will organise to cater any dietary requirement/allergy.

Do you have another question?

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