Nepal Travel and Trekking Guide
Northern India's kinder, gentler cousin, Nepal is a true Himalayan kingdom. Sharing Mount Everest, the Earth's highest mountain, on its northern border, and with seven more 8,000m peaks sprinkled around the country, Nepal has the best trekking in the world. Sitting in a bowl of Himalayan mountain peaks, the capital Kathmandu is surely one of the world's most fascinating cities. For decades it has served as a hub for a multicoloured mix of travellers, trekkers and hippies from around the world, and in its famous Durbar Square, every day a theatre of Hindu and Buddhist traditions plays out. The warm Nepali people themselves are a study in Buddhism: often dirt poor, yet sure to beat you to a smile.
Lhasa to Kathmandu Cycle (ANKL)
Spectacular scenery, challenging riding (six 5000m plus passes!) and encounters with one of the world’s most fascinating cultures make this a truly incredible experience. A unique opportunity to travel downhill, all the way from Lhasa to Kathmandu by bike on one of the world's toughest bike rides. Start in the historic centre of Tibet where you watch in awe at the Jokhang and Potala Palace. After some exploratory bike rides to get used to the atmosphere, it's off across to Nepal. Stop on the way to visit Everest Base Camp and enjoy stunning Himalayan scenery all the way. As you cross the border along the Freedom Highway to Nepal and ride into Kathmandu, you have descended 4000m on this astonishing ride.
Highlights: Experiencing the home of Tibetan Buddhism, witnessing monks in debate and prayer, crossing 5,000m mountain passes by bike, stopping off at rural villages and lunar landscapes, cycling to Everest Base Camp.
Everest Adventure (ANEA)
Everest is more than a mountain, and the journey to its base camp is more than just a trek. Along a route dubbed by some as 'the steps to heaven', every bend in the trail provides another photo opportunity—beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines and foothills. For active adventurers not afraid to break a sweat, our full trekking support staff will bring you close to local cultures before opening a window to the top of the world.
Highlights: Trekking to the Everest Base Camp, conquering high passes and glaciers, witnessing Sherpa villages and panoramic views, meeting locals during teahouse stays.
Trekking Annapurna (ANTA)
On this incredible trekking adventure, you’ll spend 13 challenging days traversing forests of rhododendron, isolated hamlets and mountain villages. For six to seven hours a day, make your way along the trails of this challenging circuit on and around one of the world’s highest mountains while encountering temples, monasteries and breathtaking landscapes. Led by expert guides and assisted by support staff throughout, you’ll be greeted by locals who offer a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life—and majestic views few rarely experience.
Highlights: Witnessing stunning Himalayan views, experiencing high passes and prayer flags, staying in teahouse lodges and tiny hamlets, meeting Sherpa herders, exploring rhododendron forests and hot springs.
Annapurna Sanctuary (ANAS)
Don't just visit the roof of the world—climb all over it. Take a 10-day trek through the remote and imposing mountains of the Annapurna Range. Begin and end the journey in Kathmandu with its colourful temples, city squares and great shopping. With the support of a team of expert Sherpas, the challenging trails of Annapurna will reward you with a stunning combination of towering peaks and dramatic valleys. Rest and relax overnight in teahouses, where you’ll reconnect with ancient ways long forgotten by the modern world and encounter friendly locals.
Highlights: Witnessing panoramic views and prayer flags in the Himalayas, exploring rhododendron forests and tiny hamlets, meeting Sherpa herders, experiencing teahouse lodges and high passes.