The magnificent Annapurna foothills offer some of Nepal’s most picturesque mountain scenery. Steeply terraced hillsides and traditional Gurkha villages with spectacular mountain backdrops asr daily highlights, and as you will stay in local lodges you have the opportunity to see how the locals live and work. The view up the great Kali Gandakhi Gorge-flanked by Dhaulagiri 1 and Annapurna 1 – is quite extraordinarry. You then descend through well established village and trails which have long been part of the great caravan route from central Asia through Tibet and down into India. The trip ends with a night in Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest town, which lies on the shores of Lake Phewa at the foot of the famous Machapuchare, the fish-tail mountain.
This trip can easily be extended on to some whitewater rafting or a couple of days in the Royal Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal.
This short trek into the Everest region in the perfect choice for those on a tight schedule. It offers some of the best views of the major peaks of the Everest region while not requiring major altitude acclimatisation. En route you will stay in local lodges- a great way to spend tome with the local Sherpa people. And the 360 degree views of Everest and her neighbours from the great Buddhist monastery at Tengboche are incomparable. This is an excellent trek which offers some of Nepal’s finest scenery and richest culture.
This tour offers a compact insight into the midlands of Nepal and its people. Venturing into the seldom trekked area of the Lamjung-Hinal region, it offers the trekker magnificent views and the possibility of climbing a peak. The Rambrong Peak (4400 m) is free of all technical aspects and easy to climb. A visit to the palace of the famous Gorkha king Prithvi Narayan Shah, is a highlight of the last day.
A classic Himalayan trek with all what trekking in Nepal has to offer – a high mountain pass, the world’s deepest valleys, the high and wild desert plateau of western Tibet, monasteries, pritine forests and people as diverse as Tibetan Buddhist lamas and Hindu villagers. This great circuit of the Annapurnas begins at Begnas Tal and climbs through terraced hillsides and wooded ridges as you ascend the Marsyangdi Valley. As you walk, the peaks of Manaslu, Himalchuli and Lamjung tower above- a taste of peaks to come ! Forest gives way to high altitude meadows and windswept ridges as you enter the region of Manag – your first real slice of Tibetan culture and landscape.
The walking pace slows to allow for safe acclimatisation and a rest day in the tiny village of Manang allows time to explore the great glacier of Gangapurna and to prepare for the crossing of the famed Thorong La Pass (5395 m). the rewards for your efforts in reaching the top are extraordinary – a view south across the entire Annapurna range, north onto the wild plateau of western Tibet and west across the forbidden land of Mustang.
A well-earned rest day at the small village of Mutinath on the western side of Thorong La alows time to recuperate and to explore the hallowed Vishnu temple of Jiwala Mayi before walking back to Pokhara down the spectacular Kali Gandakai Valley- the deepest gorge on earth-with Annapurna 1 and Dhaulagiri soaring above.
This trek is one of the Himalaya’s best – a true classic.