Himalaya Destination Management

Nepal has so much to offer the adventurous trekker that it is sometimes difficult to know where you should start in choosing a route. To help make the choice easier we have broken the routes we offer down into two areas.

Everest region: trekking options in this region include all the options for Everest base camp treks which are accessed by flying into Lukla.  These include the Classic trek, the Gokyo Lakes alternative and the combined EBC and Island Peak climb. Also included in this region but actually adjacent to the Khumbu valley is the Mera Peak climb.

Annapurna region: trekking options in this region include the full Annapurna Circuit, the trek to Annapurna Sanctuary and the shorter Annapurna Panorama which takes in the fantastic viewpoint at Poon Hill.

And if you are interested in other trekking routes that we do not operate as standard, please do let us know as we can arrange all of the trekking routes available in Nepal.

Classic Everest trek

  Himalaya Map with icons Classic Ev B Camp
  • Follows in the trail of all the Everest summiteersFollows in the trail of all the Everest summiteers
  • Climb Kala Pattar for fantastic views of Everest, Nuptse and LhotseClimb Kala Pattar for fantastic views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse
  • Trail follows the spectacular Khumbu ValleyTrail follows the spectacular Khumbu Valley
  • Duration: 15
  • Availability: September to May

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is the adventure of a lifetime and if time is short this is the best Everest option. From the exhilarating flight into Lukla to standing on top of Kala Pattar looking over to Everest itself this is a journey that you will always remember.

Your trek follows in the footsteps of the first pioneers, Tenzing and Hillary, as you hike through spectacular scenery following the Khumbu Valley before finally arriving at Base Camp itself.

Everest via Gokyo Lakes

  Himalaya Map with icons Ev BC bia Gokyo
  • Avoids the main Everest trail on a circular routeAvoids the main Everest trail on a circular route
  • Visit Gokyo's stunning Emerald blue lakesVisit Gokyo's stunning Emerald blue lakes
  • Climb Gokyo Ri and cross the challenging Cho La PassClimb Gokyo Ri and cross the challenging Cho La Pass
  • Duration: 18
  • Availability: September to May

If you have a few extra days and some experience of trekking then taking the Gokyo Lakes route to base camp is a great option. This route offers all the best of the Classic route plus the attraction of a much quieter approach and a circular route that avoids backtracking.

Add in the chance to climb Gokyo Ri for fantastic views of Cho Oyu and the dramatic crossing of the Cho La Pas and you have a really exceptional adventure.

Island Peak

  Himalaya Map with icons Island Peak
  • Summit a real Himalayan peak above 6000mSummit a real Himalayan peak above 6000m
  • Approach up the Khumbu valley via base campApproach up the Khumbu valley via base camp
  • Summit a real Himalayan peak above 6000mAll climbs led by an Everest summiteer guideSummit a real Himalayan peak above 6000mAll climbs led by an Everest summiteer guide
  • Duration: 20
  • Availability: September to May

This expedition combines the Classic Base Camp trek with the chance to climb Island Peak, a real Himalayan summit with one of the best close up views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.

The climb itself is physically demanding but requires no previous technical experience as you will be led by one of our fantastic Everest Summiteer guides to ensure you are in safe hands.

  Himalaya Map with icons Mera Peak
  • Summit the highest trekking peak in NepalSummit the highest trekking peak in Nepal
  • Approach by the unspoilt Arun valleyApproach by the unspoilt Arun valley
  • All Mera Peak expeditions led by an Everest summiteer guideAll Mera Peak expeditions led by an Everest summiteer guide
  • Duration: 18
  • Availability: September to May

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and at 6674m is a huge Himalayan mountain. Not technically a Base Camp trek but the views of Everest and the whole region are second to none. Mera is approached via the quiet Arun Valley before ascending onto the long Mera glacier.

As with the Island Peak climb, no previous technical experience is required.

Annapurna Circuit

  Himalaya Map with iconsAnnapurna Cct
  • One of the world's greatest circuit treksOne of the world's greatest circuit treks
  • Stunning views of the Annapurna massifStunning views of the Annapurna massif
  • Traverse the famous Thorung La passTraverse the famous Thorung La pass
  • Duration: 14
  • Availability: February to November

The full Annapurna Circuit is rightly considered one of the World’s greatest treks and even in Nepal it stands out for the incredible variety of scenery it offers. Starting in sub-tropical meadows near Besi Sahar it rises through ever more impressive alpine peaks before reaching the famous Thorung La pas.

From there the descent into the Mustang region takes you through an arid semi-desert before you finally arrive in Jomsom for a spectacular mountain flight back to Pokhara.

Annapurna Sanctuary

  Himalaya Map with icons Royal Annapurna Trek
  • Fantastic trek into the heart of the AnnapurnasFantastic trek into the heart of the Annapurnas
  • Visit Poon Hill for stunning views of the whole Annapurna rangeVisit Poon Hill for stunning views of the whole Annapurna range
  • Flight transfers to and from PokharaFlight transfers to and from Pokhara
  • Duration: 12
  • Availability: All year

One of the best shorter treks we operate, this trail starts by taking in one the best view points in the Himalaya, Poon Hill above Ghorepani. From here the dawn view across the Annapurnas is breathtaking. 

From there the trek takes you into the heart of the Annapurna range with huge mountains towering above you on all sides forming the amphitheatre of the Sanctuary.

Annapurna Panorama

  Annapurna Panorama Map small
  • A fabulous short trek perfect for the novice trekkerA fabulous short trek perfect for the novice trekker
  • Trek to Poon Hill for fabulous views of the whole Annapurna rangeTrek to Poon Hill for fabulous views of the whole Annapurna range
  • Flight transfers to Pokhara avoiding an 8 hour road journeyFlight transfers to Pokhara avoiding an 8 hour road journey
  • Duration: 8
  • Availability: All year

The Annapurna Panorama is the perfect choice if you are a novice trekker or if you are really short on time. After a short flight into Pokhara you trek up to Ghoropani and from there onto the view point at Poon Hill from where there are breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurnas and Machhapuchchre (Fishtail).

You return to Pokhara by a circular route avoiding the need to backtrack.

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