Home to Everest, Annapurna, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri and many other fabled peaks over 8,000m, Nepal has long been every mountaineer’s dream-destination. Largely without roads, Nepal is best explored on foot, and has rightly earned a reputation for outstanding trekking. Less appreciated, perhaps, are the outstanding river-rafting opportunities, superb wildlife in Nepal’s national parks and some of the virtually undiscovered border regions including the mysterious kingdom of Mustang.
Kathmandu is a fascinating mix of old cobbled squares lined with ancient temples, roadside bakeries and the chaos of hundreds of rickshaws, bicycles, and cows mingling with backpackers and Sherpas alike. Whether you are a serious climber or just drawn by the majesty of these mountains, Nepal’s dramatic scenery never fails to impress; nor do its people.
We offer a great variety of trekking routes and wildlife options, interesting pilgrimage itineraries, the best rafting and the most magical cultural sites in Nepal. On trek we can book you tents, tea houses or, in some places, luxury lodges. We work with an excellent in-country team and will ensure you get solid advice before you go and a first-class personal service throughout your stay.
Fiona’s travel tipsFOR THE ACTIVE: Options for mountain biking and trekking peaks.
MY FAVOURITE PLACE: Kalar Pattar (5,700m) for its amazing views of Everest and sense of achievement – it’s worth the climb!
INTERESTING FACT: Mustang, the former Kingdom of Lo, in north-east Nepal, is a long fertile plain which survived the Chinese invasion of 1951 and maintains its original Tibetan culture.
BEST TIME TO GO: October to April.
JOURNEY TIME: 12 hours (indirect)
“Thank you for getting me to the Kingdom of Lo in Mustang, a dream fulfilled. Both guide and driver looked after me recognising I needed time to adjust to the altitude. Your pre-departure information was as ever brilliant and the holiday realised all my expectations. Some wonderful memories and I loved the people, from new friends to old ones.”
Ian Stubbs, Nepal and Mustang October – November 2018
“Could I please pass on my thanks to my excellent guides both in Kathmandu and Lhasa. I took a great food tour in Kathmandu which involved nipping around the back streets on Vespa scooters! The food was great. I had lassi, samosas, sweet Tibetan food, water buffalo Mo Mo (dumplings) and traditional Newali food. The Mo Mo were out of this world, I loved them, could eat them all day!
Bring on Mustang next year! I spoke to many guides who had been there, it sounds brilliant.”
Ian Stubbs, Nepal and Tibet, September/October 2017
“Excellent drivers, hotels were just wonderful, our holiday experience was just excellent. When we wanted to change our room in Kathmandu you arranged it quickly and efficiently”.
Carole and Jacqui Young, India and Nepal
“I had three priorities — to see Namche Bazaar, to visit the Hillary School and to get views of Everest. Three out of three. Mission accomplished! The best decision I made was to travel alone.”
Marilyn Crosby, Nepal