Our Nepal treks
Small - Friendly - Adventurous
An experience to savour. Nepal treks (& India-Ladakh treks) are truly our passion and we set out to make each and every trek your adventure of a lifetime. We skip the busy Everest BC trek (even though I wrote the guide book) and instead focus on exploring quieter but incredible regions, here is some photo inspiration.
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. Small and personal, focused on our previous trekkers, we are happy with smaller groups, four to nine members only.
"I very much appreciated your loose "facilitator" style, (as opposed to "strong leader") which allows room for individual responsibility and decision making ... I can't imagine ever going on a heavily scripted and controlled, marching toe to heel, trip again."
- Bruce Utsey
Jannu in the Kanchenjunga region
2023 Nepal adventure treks
We have some fixed departure treks that can also run as private treks as well as our main October-November trek lead by Jamie. Updated detailed itineraries soon!
Kiwi Nar-Phu *private
Variety! A warm up on the Annapurna Circuit then Phu, with its fortress-like village, some base camp exploration and the finale is the Kang La with in-your-face mountains.
31 Mar-21 Apr, 22 days — Gelu Sherpa?
Unspoilt and cultural, the Kanchenjunga region offers some of the best trekking in Nepal. We can arrange both private trips and group fixed departures - what suits you?
With colourful crops in the fields, ancient gompas and canyons of awe, we partly jeep unavoidable roads but mostly trek the best trails to Lo Manthang then take an adventurous, appreciative trekking route out on that most scenic of trails.
17 May-3 June, 18 days— jeep & lodge trek — Gelu Sherpa
12-29 Sept, 18 days — jeep & lodge trek — Gelu Sherpa
2023 Tsum Triple 8k
Let's explore Tsum Valley off the Manaslu Circuit and there is a spectacular new trail to exit the region too. We continue around the Manaslu Circuit camping in some more out of the way places (the lodges will be packed) then at Dharapani we switch to lodge trekking for around Annapurna. Back to camping, we finish our 3x 8000m peak circuits with the challenging Dhaulagiri Circuit. Glorious!
Mid-Oct-Nov, 42? days — camping+lodges — Jamie McGuinness
GHT Missing links exploration
Nepalophiles: as rough tractor roads roads push in, there are still unexplored high country possibilities, some fun challenges for small teams. Contact me for ideas and to get in touch with other GHTers.
Nepal basics You can trek solo or go with a guide and porter and stay in busy lodges in Everest/Annapurna/Langtang. The alternative is a fully supported camping trek in remote areas without lodges.
Trekking basics trekking is walking, not climbing, and we very rarely walk in snow. You carry a day pack, the porters/horses carry your duffel/kitbag. Trails are rough, sometimes exposed and rarely signposted.
A typical day on the trail is 4-6 hours walking, we start a little after 8am and reach the destination 2-4pm, usually. Distances are 8-24kms with big hills and descents with rest days spaced during the trek.
Altitude acclimatization we take this seriously on every trip.
Fitness reasonable fitness required, trekking is physical.
Seasons spring treks are March, April into May then no trekking during the summer monsoon (go to Ladakh instead). The main post-monsoon trekking season is busy October and fine November into a fine but cold December.
Nepal prices are ex-Kathmandu, i.e. you must buy your international flight tickets to Kathmandu (airport code KTM); domestic flights as required for the trek 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 and our porters are appropriately kitted out for high altitude treks.
Camping trekking means sleeping in tents. A cook and helpers cater for us with 3 course meals and post-trek snacks, and porters/ponies carry the group gear and your kitbag. You trek with a daypack. Couples share a roomy tent, everyone else gets a roomy tent to themselves.
Lodge trekking means staying in local lodges and is on a twin share basis only. All trekking accommodation, all meals and some hot drinks are included. Alcohol, mineral water, soft drinks, snacks and toilet paper not included. Porters carry your kitbag/duffel leaving you with a daypack.
All treks include
+ local airport transfers
+ hotels and guesthouses
+ domestic flights/private buses
+ guide and porters/horses
Camping treks also include:
+ quality roomy single tent / 3/4 person tent for couples
+ French press coffee, herbal infusions
+ library of relevant maps
+ cozy dining tent
+ filtered water ... and more
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 who organizes exploration like this.
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