Whether you’re trekking in Nepal for the first time or you’ve been before, the experience is always unique. To trek amongst the highest mountains on earth in the company of some of the warmest and friendliest people anywhere makes a walking holiday here quite unforgettable.
When to go?
The main trekking season is from the end of September to mid-April. From September to November you can expect crystal clear skies and comfortable walking temperatures. Between December and February the temperatures drop but trails are quieter and the mountain views are clear. In March and April the rhododendron forests burst into flower and temperatures are once again ideal for trekking. Between May and August the heat builds up and monsoon rains arrive, except to some northern regions such as Mustang, which lie beyond the rain shadow.
Where to stay?
Depending on the trek we either camp or stay in traditional teahouses (small, family-run mountain lodges offering meals and simple accommodation). On all tours we include all meals whilst you are trekking. Meals are prepared by your cook whilst camping or is provided by the host family in the teahouses.
Our Nepal tours include a good variety of traditional food, soups and vegetable dishes and even the odd high altitude apple pie. Please see our trip notes for further information.
A typical day on trek
We start early in the morning to catch the clearest weather and the best views and often cover most of the day’s trek before lunch. We then usually make a long and relaxed stop for lunch before continuing to our overnight accommodation. At all times you can walk at your own pace and take plenty of breaks along the way.
Where to go?
Most trekkers choose between Nepal’s two most popular regions: Annapurna in the west and the Everest (Khumbu) region in the east. Both are spectacular but in different ways: the Everest region is very high, rocky and home to the wonderfully hospitable Sherpa people; the Annapurna region is lower and the trekking routes are more varied, with terraced farmland, forests and pastures. You could also venture into less well-known regions, such as Manaslu, for a chance to witness mountain cultures still relatively untouched by tourism.