The Nepal Excursion
Nepal, is a landlocked country amidst the vast, expansive and staggering Himalayan mountain range. It is indeed a mountaineers’ dream, hosting eight of the ten highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga to name a few.
The mountainous region accounts for about 64 percent of Nepal’s total land area, formed by the Mahabharat Range which soars up to 4877 m and the lower Churia range. The lowland Terai, is a flat river plain of the Ganges with a belt of marshy grasslands, savannas, and forests, making up about 17 percent of the total land area of the country.
The Himalayas are a popular tourist destination, offering several trails, with varying degrees of thrilling mountaineering experience; including beginner to advanced treks and expeditions that truly showcase a climbers’ “heaven on earth!” The Range also boasts one of the highest suspension bridges in the world named after Sir Edmund Hillary.
Featuring several Buddhist monasteries, century old stupas, Nepal is renowned for being a sacred pilgrimage site, attracting global visitors, making it a top tourist destination.
We recommend that you plan your trip around March to mid-May and between September to mid-November as the weather conditions are optimal for a great hiking experience (autumn and spring are generally the perfect and high trekking season for trekking in the Everest region.) We do not recommend visiting the Himalayas around June, July, and August, as the monsoon season ensures the trail stays muddy and slippery.
Below are some the treks that we offer and can be customize upon a client’s request:
· Everest Base Camp Trek (15-20 days)
This is a popular trek which allows the hiker to experience the mountain peaks and hillside beauty. · Everest View Trek – 7 days
This is quite a short trek, offering a fantastic panoramic view of Mt. Everest. This option allows you to experience the Sherpa’s unique, rich culture, closely entwined with Buddhism, enjoy the surreal beauty of the Himalayas while on an easy trek.
· Everest Panorama Trek – 12 days
This is also a quick, simple trek that takes you close to Everest towards breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku and many other peaks. It is a great option for those who are not ready to get Everest Base Camp Trek or have a hectic schedule. You can also visit the Namche Bazaar, and the Tengboche Monastery.
· Gokyo Valley Trek – 14 days
This is the second most travelled route in the Everest region heading towards the Everest Base Camp. The trail follows the normal route to Everest Base Camp until reaching Sanasa, near Kangjuma, reached shortly after leaving Namche Bazar. Sticking to the left side of the Dudh Koshi River until it meets its source of several lakes and the famous Ngozumpa Glacier.
Trekkers get to visit Gokyo village which is one of the most authentic Sherpa villages with its huge herd of Yaks together with spellbinding views of the three sacred lakes: Dudh Pokhari, Tanjung Tso and Longpongma.
· Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 10 days
This is a moderate to difficult trek that brings you to Annapurna mountain range’s doorstep and includes the world’s tenth highest peak, Annapurna I.
The Annapurna range whets your appetite for mountain views right from Pokhara even before the trek begins. At Ghandruk, you experience the distinct views of Machapuchare, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Different peaks of the Annapurna massif and Machapuchare stay with you all the way till Sinuwa while the absolute tip of Machapuchare teases you at Dovan. Once you trek through the forest past Himalaya and Deurali, Machapuchare appears before you in its full and total fish-tailed glory.
· Annapurna Panorama Trek – 12 days
This is a short trek that is easily accessible by hikers of all ages. Stunning views greet trekkers, as they get a beautiful closeup of the Himalayas.
· Annapurna Circuit Trek – 21 days
You’ll trek through some of the world’s tallest mountains and diverse climatic zones (from tropical to freezing alpine peaks), while crossing two different river valleys as you encircle the Annapurna Massif. The trek rises to 5,400 m on Thorung La Pass, touches the Tibetan plateau and walk-through numerous river crossings over steel-wooden suspension bridges.
· Island Peak – 16-21 days
Island Peak (6189m/20,305’) is probably one of the easiest and most affordable ways to obtain high-altitude experience and see how you feel above 6,000 meters. The trek gives you a wonderful up-close look at the high peaks around Everest, including the famous south face of Lhotse, Makalu and north side of Ama Dablam.
· Mera Peak – 18 days
Mera Peak is a mountain in Mahalangur district in the Barun sub-district of the Himalayas. The peak reaches an altitude of 6,476 meters, is popular with beginners and serves as a great preparational experience for higher mountains such as Everest.
· Himlung Himaal Expedition – 26 days
Himlung Himal is in the Manaslu region and is wedged between the Annapurna Range and Manaslu Range, which is close to the Tibetan border in the western region of Nepal. The trail will be within the Manaslu Conservation Area, far away from the more hectic Annapurna trail in the very isolated and restricted Nar-Phu region of Nepal.
· Pachermo Peak – 20 days
An attractive snowy peak that was first conquered in 1995, accessed through the Rolwaling valley. The journey through Rolwaling takes you over a peak or two, crossing a high glaciated Pass followed by a descent and return trek through new country.
Away from the mountaineering experience we also offer helicopter tours, jungle safaris, day treks / trips, white water rafting and many more. Nepal has thriving wildlife conservancies that have tigers, one horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) and exotic bird species that call the country their home.
Do get in touch with us for your Nepal excursions here!