Our Nepal treks
Small - Friendly - Adventurous
Nepal treks (& India-Ladakh treks) are truly our passion and we set out to make each and every trek the adventure of a lifetime.
Nepal is our second home and we are true specialists, caring for every detail and running in some of the most logistically challenging areas to offer the best three week+ Nepal treks there are. Since we are happy with smaller groups, four to nine members only, normally all of the trips we advertize do run.
We have turned our Dolpo Ultimate into a grand traverse from Upper Mustang to Dolpo.
Unspoilt and cultural, the Kanchenjunga region offers some of the best trekking in Nepal. We begin in the warm middle hills, whole hillsides of terraces and picturesque villages, and work our way up thru thick forests into the high alpine regions with valleys that just keep going and going. The sight of Kanchenjunga (#3 peak in the world), seen from Oktang and from Pangpema (the north base camp) is unforgettable, as is the north face of Jannu, a worthy destination itself.
Apr, 26 days — teahouse trek — Bire Tamang/Tawa
Powerful beauty, we combine Lo Manthang with an adventurous route to the sublime Panzang Valley traverse, completing our no compromise, deeply appreciative, trek with sacred Shey Gompa and the enchanting, oh-so-turquoise Phoksundo.
We explore the secrets of Nepal's Shangri-la, trekking where few dare through the culturally Tibetan, flat-roofed villages and sacred monasteries, along meandering alpine valleys and over breathless mountain passes, and all a visual feast of gorgeous, never-ending trans-Himalayan panoramas.
30 Sept-3 Nov, 35 days — expedition style — Jamie McGuinness — US$5580 — filling
Mugu GHT option: 30 Sept-6 Nov, 38 days
Phoksundo Numa La-Baga La: 30 Sept-10 Nov, 42 days
Trekking magic, from the rice paddies and terraced hillsides, trek up through big, old forest up to the alpine regions with jaw-dropping mountains. After south and north base camp, wilderness calls. The finale is over the Nango La and across the remote Lumba Samba to the Arun and back to the warmth, down to Tumlingtar, all with your favourite crew.
22 Oct-23 Nov, 33 days — expedition style — Sangge Sherpa
Just why is the Ganesh Himal "magical and mysterious"? The few trekkers that have traversed it do rave; however I have yet to find one who didn't get lost. In the shadow of this graceful but little-known mountain range, we explore the green middle hills, a mix of villages and wilderness and perhaps unlock a small mystery.
12-30 Nov, 19 days — expedition style — Jamie McGuinness — US$2250
Private / custom treks
Want your own trip? We help arrange ambitious treks, ie off the beaten track or with trekking peaks or expedition peaks. Get in touch!
2019 adventure treks
Previous trekkers, what appeals for 2019? Talk with us, give us some ideas!
We combine the best of Nar-Phu with Upper Mustang, using the Teri La between them for a balanced trek of wilderness camps and traditional villages.
October, 21? days — expedition style — Jamie McGuinness
Mera Peak 6461m *exploratory
Climb high! Mera Peak is the most straightforward of Nepal's trekking peaks however we explore a newly opened trail, an adventurous new exit to the region, making a new Mera Circuit...
Mar-April / Oct-Nov, 21 days — teahouse & lightweight camping— Jamie McGuinness
The best? Unlike all other western companies, the leader arranges the trek start to finish, managing every detail, including answering your questions. Other companies have office staff handling the questions and the western leader turns up to guide but without logistical control, or consistent staff.
Our prices remain competitive even though we spend more on our quality trek operation as we don't have a head office to support.
Nepal prices are ex-Kathmandu, i.e. you have to buy your international flight tickets to Kathmandu (airport code KTM); domestic flights as required for the trip are included.
Dates are the date you must arrive in Kathmandu and the date you are free to fly out of Kathmandu. You can of course arrive earlier or leave later and we book hotels to suit. If transiting via Delhi in particular, plan your times carefully.
Minimums For many trips the minimum number that we run the trip with is four trekkers. Normally all treks run.
Caring for our staff We have great staff and really care about them, as they care for us. Sirdars, guides and cooks have worked years with us. Our porters are fully kitted out for high altitude treks following the letter and spirit of the IPPG guidelines meaning we provide duvets, mattresses, warm tents for them, plus warm jacket and pants, hat, gloves, shoes.
Tipping our crew is usual and allow 5% of the trip cost as a guideline. The western guides don't take tips.
*Exploratory treks The golden age of exploration dead? Never! These are 'back of an envelope' treks that would warm Tilman's heart. There is nobody else on the planet who organizes treks quite like this, a positive attitude and smile required.
Expedition-style trekking means sleeping in tents. A cook and helpers cater for us with 3 course meals and post-trek snacks, and porters/yaks/ponies carry the group gear and your kitbag and is organized by a sirdar. You trek with a daypack. Couples share a roomy tent, everyone else gets a roomy tent to themselves.
Our service level is comparable to- indeed better than -World Expeditions and KE Adventure and similar.
Teahouse trekking means staying in local lodges and is on a twin share basis only. All trekking accommodation, all meals and hot drinks are included. Alcohol, mineral water, soft drinks, snacks and toilet paper not included. Porters/yaks/mules carry your personal gear leaving you with a daypack.
All treks include
+ local airport transfers
+ hotels and guesthouses
+ domestic flights/private buses
+ single supplements for some treks (!)
While expedition-style trekking (camping):
+ quality roomy single tent / 3 person tent for couples
+ solar charging for USB devices and cameras
+ French press coffee, herbal infusions
+ library of relevant maps
+ cozy dining tent
+ filtered water ... and more
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