Special Departure

Departure by date

Apr 18, Apr 25, Sept 25, Oct 18

Starting at

$ 2525

Duration : 17 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

The forbidden land of Mustang has been opened to limited number of foreign visitors. Lo Manthang, capital of Mustang, is located north of the main Himalayan chain between the snow-capped mountain on the east and west. It is part of Nepal that has jutted inside Tibet. We cross the dull, dusty, barren and high passes (average 4600m) on foot to reach the enigmatic land. The weather is generally dry throughout the year. Most of the historical sites and villages are located in the valley at the elevation of 3300 to 4000 meter.

We take you by flight to Jomsom, a remote airstrip in the mountain, and travel north. As you ascend to higher elevation you come across patches of green vegetation on the western side of Mustang and in places where small rivers flows down from Mustang himal. It is amazing to see the landscape that keeps changing with the light of the sun. The panoramic view of Nilgiri and Damodar himal are in the south and east and the dull and gray rolling hills spreads to Tibetan plateau. 

At Lo-Manthang you will find the houses and monasteries enclosed in the fortress. We will also visit some of the major villages around Lo Manthang that has historic gompas and caves. At the monastery at Tsarang we can see valuable fresco painting on its walls. There are several caves used by people long time back. Historian and archeologist believe that human civilization of Mustang dates back to 800 BC. Indeed Mustang is totally another world.

People of Lo-Manthang are called Lobas. Their surname is same as that of Bista and Gurung ethnicity of middle hills but their way of life and cultural practice is typically of Tibetan. Many of them have two names – one is Hindu and other is Buddhist.  The land and people can still mesmerized anyone like it did to Tony Hagen, a Swiss geologist, Giuseppe Tucci- an Italian scholar, and a French adventurer – Michael Peissel who traveled to Mustang in between 1952 to 1962. Little has changed since then. This kingdom was closed for foreigners for about 3 decades. It was opened for tourist only in 1991. Since then the government have allowed only limited visitors.  This old salt trading route of the Trans Himalayan region is bound to change dramatically in due course of time when the road from the north and south eventually link the capital to Jomsom.

Apr 05, Apr 26, Oct 04, Oct 18, Oct 25 -(2018)

Starting at

$ 1900

Duration : 21 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Trek to upper Manaslu region was opened to tourists only in 1991, though mountaineering expeditions have been permitted to climb Mt. Manaslu and other peaks in this area. In 1950 a party led by HW Tilman trekked from Thonje to Bimtang in 1950 and Colonel Jimmy Roberts crossed Larke La pass in their exploration bid during the same time. Japanese expedition team lead by Y. Maki climbed Mt. Manaslu (8156 meters ) in 1956 after several attempted they made since 1952. This mountain is dear to Japanese as much as Dhaulagiri to Swiss and Mt. Everest to British.        

The trek around Manaslu is culturally fascinating with Gurung in the lower section and Bhote (Tibetan) in the upper area, the area is geographically spectacular as it varies in topography from low land to high mountain pass. The whole region has been put into park protection under Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP). The Manaslu Trek is now a great tea-house trek. Some call it the best all-round trek in Nepal and it’s on the Great Himalaya Trail. It’s certainly a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit. Camping is not required unless you go off the beaten track. The Tibetans of the upper Buri Gandaki  region known as ‘Nupri’ are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Their speech, dress and customers are almost exclusively Tibetan. Before Tibet came to under direct China rule people dwelling in this part used to trade with Tibet through the high pass. The mountain views in Nupri are sensational. The passage through Larke La is as dramatic as crossing any Himalaya pass

The Gurungs of the Buri Gandaki are primarily farmers, though there are many remnants of a hunting society. Even after MCAP is formed you may encounter men with locally made rifles or hear gun shots in the woods as they hunt for deer and other wild animals. The other occupation is honey hunting in the high cliffs.

Gorkha is the main trading center of the whole region above Arughat.  The Gurung residents of Barpak and nearby villages used to get recruited in the Gorkha regiments of British Army. The Gurung woman dress elegantly; they have extensive collections of jewelry. Their men folk dress simple often using cloths made from nettle fiber.  Near Dhoban the Buri Gandaki river has cable rope way at many places. We often come across people of the villages using basic cable car known locally as ghirling (pully) to cross the river for their daily work. They use their own pulley to connect to the cable so they can zip across the river.

Larkye La is not a difficult pass yet the trek to the pass is harder than most popular treks in Nepal. The stone cliff in the Buri Gandaki valley are steep and vertical in most places making it impossible to walk along the bottom of the valley. Before Jagat the trek involve up and down walking over ridges just to avoid the cliff.   The trail is rough and steep, and often we traverse the trail that hangs on a bluff high above the river. Because of this the logistic of landing helicopter in the lower section of the valley is extremely difficult so trekkers has to be extra cautious while walking so as not to break leg or fall ill. In this aspect the trek is remote and rescue possibilities are limited. The trek around Mt. Manaslu is still considered remote despite much development work that has taken place in recent years. 

Sept 27, Oct 08, Oct 18, Oct 28

Starting at

$ 1390

Duration : 15 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Langtang National parkis the closest area near Kathmandu that has alpine weather, high-mountain, Buddhist culture, monasteries at Kyanjin (3811m) and Singgompa, and snow glacier at Langsisa. The area is under National Park. It is located in the central Himalayan belt. The park covers both subtropical and alpine zone. About 1000 plants species, 160 birds and 30 mammals of different species have been identified in this region. Langtang valley is famous for its wild flower that blooms in spring and summer seasons.

It is located in the central Himalayan belt; it covers an area of approximately 1710 sq. km. It is the largest national park in Nepal. The park includes Langtang as well as Gosaikunda and covers both the subtropical and alpine zone. About 1000 plants species, 160 birds and 30 mammals have been identified in this region. Langtang valley is famous for its wild flowers that bloom during spring and summer. There are several lodges along the trail to Langtang.  Gosaikunda It is one of the holiest of lake for the Hindus. Every year in the month of August thousands pilgrims visit this lake for a deep in the water. The high trail through Lauribina (3900m) and Sing Gompa descends to Gosaikunda lake situated at 4380m.  To enter Helambu you will cross Lauribina La (4610m high pass) usually covered with thick cloud and snow to Gopte (3400m) and next day climb to Thadepani (3630m) to get into Helambu.

Helambuis located about 72 km north east of Kathmandu. It is the closest area from Kathmandu with equally beautiful scenic grandeur and nice mountain weather. Here you get to see panoramic view of the magnificent mountain range, several Buddhist monasteries (gompas), enchanting landscape, diverse ethnic culture and good weather in autumn and spring season. Tamang and Sherpa of Helambu have their distinct language and tradition. People who live in upper section of Helambu (Melemchi and Tarkeghyang) are quite well off. Their gompas are nicely decorated.

From Betrawati, a small village on Trishuli River, the road gradually ascends to Dhunche and you travel on foot to Langtang National Park. The open valley at Langtang gradually unfolds as you ascend from Ghore Tabela through scattered Tamang villages. At Langtang you visit Buddhist monastery at Kyanjin Gompa (3811 m), cheese factory at Yala and, if time permit, explore glacier at Langsisa (4125 m).  The bus ride to Dhunche is about 8/9 hours from Kathmandu. The road is quite rough. At Dhunche you are already in the high Himalayan valleys where you can see yak and Bhotia culture. If you begin your trek from Dhunche you gradually climb the trail to Syabru (2134m). From Syabrubesi the trail leads to Ghoretabela (3048m) without passing through Syabru. The main trail extends further to Langtang (3506m). Visit Kyanjin gompa (3811m) and if possible Langshisa Kharka -4125m (pastureland). Retrace the trail back to Syabru and make gradual ascend through fir and rhododendron forests to a Buddhist monastery at Sing Gompa (3300m). You will make a steep hike up to the ridge and descend to Gosaikunda (4309 m) lake. The trail on the wide ridge provides spectacular views of Himalchuli, Manaslu and Ganesh Himalaya range Gosaikunda lake is a sacred place in Hindu mythology that represent God Shiva. After the lake you will cross Laurebina pass at 4640 m and descend to a cave at Gopte. Instead of taking the trail through dense rhododendron forestsridge to Gul Bhanjyang and Pati Bhanjyang that descend to Sundarijal you walk to the main cultural hub of Helambu:  you ascend steep trail from Tharepati to Malemchigaon and continue to the Sherpa village of Tarkeghyang and Shermathang. Descend to Malemchi khola (river) and drive to Kathmandu from Melamchi by bus.

31 Mar / 15 Apr / 06 Oct / 27 Oct - 2018

Starting at

$ 2195

Duration : 21 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

In Everest, there are major three passes - Kongma La Pass 5540 M, Chola Pass 5335 M, RENJO La Pass 5400 M, that are located southern west of Everest Kongma La straight above the Dingboce, Chola Pass situated west of Everest Base Camp, Lobuche and eastern north of Gokyo and Renjo Pass South of Gokyo and straight west-north of Namche/ Thame.

From Lukla to Dinbgboche, you walk along the normal and regular trekking trail to Everest Base Camp. For Kongma La Pass, trail divides from Dingboche / Chukkung. Kongma La is beautiful pass, views from pass is dramatic as you see great view of Mt.Thamserku, Mt Amadablam, Mt. Kongtega and numerous other mountains and glacial lakes in front of yours eye. The first pass would take 8-10 hours from chukkung to Lobuche. Southern part (Dingboche side) of pass trail is easy ascending but after crossing the pass is hard descending along the moraine for Approx 100 meters.If you are trekking in mid winter from November to end of February require couple of hundred meters rope. Cho la pass is regular and done by most of the trekkers though it cannot be under estimated, the difficulty is similar to Kongma La Renjo La Pass is easy ascending, it is much easier than the pass of Cho La and Kongma La but descending from pass to about 100M is challenging if snow covering on trail. This pass explored half decade ago. During summer local peoples crosses their yaks from Gokyo to Thame and Thame/ Lunden to Gokyo.Views of Everest from Renjo pass are much majestic than other passes , north ridge and south ridge of Mt Everest is clearly display.

Mar 15, Apr 15, Oct 05, Oct 25, Nov 15

Starting at

$ 1995

Duration : 25 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Everest, the home of Sherpa community of Nepal is known as Solu-Khumbu. All famous mountaineers from Sherpa Tenging Norgey to 10th time summiter Ang Rita came from Thame in Khumbu region. Continue the journey to Phakding and enter into the home of Sherpa community perched in the nook and corner of the valleys known as Khumbu. After Phakding the trail gradually climb to Jorsale where you will stop for a while at the Park Office and take the steep but gradual walk to Namche Bazar. You spend two nights in Namche bazaar for Acclimatization. While at Namche Bazar visit the villages at Thame (3811m) and Khumjung. Thame village was the original home of the famous climber Tenging Norgey who reached the summit of Mt. Everest for the first time in human history with Sir Edmund Hillary. The extra days at 3400 meter allows you to acclimitize in the increasingly thin air as you go up higher. After Namche Bazar the trail drops down to Dudh Koshi River; cross the small hamlet of Punki Thanka and climb another steep trail that gradually takes you to the famous monastery at Thayngboche.

Thyangboche monastery is famous for Mani Rimdu festival that usually happens in October. On this festive day the monks perform special dance and the head lama does the prayer. Many trekkers gather on this day to watch the festival. The trail from Thyangboche gently drops down to Dudh Kosi river and follows it. You will reach the summer settlement of Dingboche. Next day walk down the valley of Chukung; It is a short walk. Exploring around the area. There are several high viewpoints to see the panoramic view of the region including the icefall at Amphulapcha. Very close by is the base camp of Island peak; it is one of the most popular trekking peak.

Another two days at 4300 meter around Dingboche also provides sufficient time to acclimitize your body. Lobouje is your last stop on the way to Kalapattar and base camp of Mt. Everest. Depending upon weather and logistical condition you may stop at Gorakshep for an overnight or you may go straight to climb Kalapattar to see the close up stunning view of Mt. Everest. If you are energetic and have time you may visit the base camp of Mt. Everest.

The high point in this trek is the majestic view of Mt. Everest and surrounding lofty Himalayan peaks in the back drop of deep blue sky. The grandeur of nature that you see would be one of the most memorable times in your life. After completion of your journey you follow same trail back to Lukla. The trek ends with flight to Kathmandu. Though the mountain is named Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolongma by the Tibetan (Chinese) yet the name of Sir George Everest after whom the name was given has become synonymous with the peak itself and the region. After the British Swiss made 2 serious attempt to reach the summit; in 1952 Raymond Lambert with Tenzing reached 8500 meter in their second attempt. As a result they prepared unwittingly Teng Sherpa for the British expedition to help them summit the peak of Everest in 1953 for the first time in the history of human being. Since then the attention on Everest have kept on increasing every year.

 

Apr 19, Apr 26, May 17, June 15, Sept 15, Oct 10

Starting at

$ 2260

Duration : 14 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

The forbidden land of Mustang has been opened to limited number of foreign visitors. Lo Manthang, capital of Mustang, is located north of the main Himalayan chain between the snow-capped mountain on the east and west. It is part of Nepal that has jutted inside Tibet. We cross the dull, dusty, barren and high passes (average 4600m) on foot to reach the enigmatic land. The weather is generally dry throughout the year. Most of the historical sites and villages are located in the valley at the elevation of 3300 to 4000 meter.

We take you by flight to Jomsom, a remote airstrip in the mountain, and travel north. As you ascend to higher elevation you come across patches of green vegetation on the western side of Mustang and in places where small rivers flows down from Mustang himal. It is amazing to see the landscape that keeps changing with the light of the sun. The panoramic view of Nilgiri and Damodar himal are in the south and east and the dull and gray rolling hills spreads to Tibetan plateau.

At Lo-Manthang you will find the houses and monasteries enclosed in the fortress. We will also visit some of the major villages around Lo Manthang that has historic gompas and caves. At the monastery at Tsarang we can see valuable fresco painting on its walls. There are several caves used by people long time back. Historian and archeologist believe that human civilization of Mustang dates back to 800 BC. Indeed Mustang is totally another world.

People of Lo-Manthang are called Lobas. Their surname is same as that of Bista and Gurung ethnicity of middle hills but their way of life and cultural practice is typically of Tibetan. Many of them have two names – one is Hindu and other is Buddhist.  The land and people can still mesmerized anyone like it did to Tony Hagen, a Swiss geologist, Giuseppe Tucci- an Italian scholar, and a French adventurer – Michael Peissel who traveled to Mustang in between 1952 to 1962. Little has changed since then. This kingdom was closed for foreigners for about 3 decades. It was opened for tourist only in 1991. Since then the government have allowed only limited visitors.  This old salt trading route of the Trans Himalayan region is bound to change dramatically in due course of time when the road from the north and south eventually link the capital to Jomsom.

Apr 10, Apr 22, Oct 10, Oct 21, Nov 05

Starting at

$ 3280

Duration : 21 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Chulu West is located in Manang. It is one of the highest trekking peaks. We set up base camp of Chulu West at further end of the trail towards Thorang Phedi that forcks to a valley made by a tributary of Jargeng Khola (river). The walking trail to the base camp through Marshyangdi river valley is one of the most popular mountain trails in the world. The approach is relatively quick and gradual. It does not involve big gain in altitude. We travel through a wonderful trail with varieties of landscape and culture. The subtropical with its terraced fields slowly gives away to rhododendron and pine forests as you reach higher elevation. 

The climbing require basic technical skill. We make a high camp at 5450 meter on the North West ridge of the mountain so as to make it easier for you to climb to the summit next day. Physically fit and properly acclimatized body is required to make successful attempt. You get to see great view from the summit towards Annapurna massif. After the climb we cross Thorang-la pass to Jomsom and fly to Pokhara and travel to Kathmandu.
 
We travel by bus to Besishar and follow well-maintained trail through Marsyangdi river valley to Manang. Low mountain range and tropical vegetation gradually disappear as we reach higher elevation. We come across many villages of different ethnic groups, beautiful waterfall and, panoramic view of entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. 

Chulu West is located in Manang (3520m). It is one of the highest trekking peaks. We set up base camp of Chulu West at further end of the trail towards Thorang Phedi that diverts to a valley made by a tributary of Jargeng Khola (river). We make a high camp at 5450 meter on the North West ridge of the mountain so as to make it easier for you to climb to the summit next day. Physically fit and properly acclimatized body is required to make successful attempt. You get to see great view from the summit towards Annapurna massif.

After climbing Chulu West peak we returned back to the main trail and climb the steep and often snowy trail that leads to 5335 meter Thorangla (pass). This section from Phedi (Manang) to Thorang pass is quite physically demanding for normal trekkers. After crossing the pass we descend to Muktinath (3798m) and continue to Jomsom. Next day we fly to Pokhara and travel to Kathmandu.  

The walk in and out of base camp provides fascinating landscape, Buddhist monasteries, unique houses, Bhotia (Tibetan) Buddhist culture mixed with local tradition, high Himalayan pass, panoramic view of Annapurna range, and beautiful villages. People living at higher elevation are Buddhist and at lower region there are Hindus. The upper section of Marsyangdi valley has Tibet like country and people. The fascinating Kaligandaki gorge, high pass at Thorang La and beautiful villages along the route makes your journey a memorable holiday.

 

Apr 15, Apr 28, Oct 08, Oct 20, Nov 05

Starting at

$ 3380

Duration : 20 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

This is one of the best trekking peak in Nepal. The peak is located in a remote part of Khumbu. It has excellent trek in the high mountain very much less frequented by trekkers and local people. In recent year many climbers to this peak has made the site at high camp a bit crowded.

The route from Lukla follows trail made by local yak herders; there are small villages, stone huts and high pasture animal’s shades until Khare. The trail is pretty well defined though this is off the beaten path. In winter people and animals do not stay in these high regions; local people and trekkers travel on the less frequent trail through out the trek.

We walk slowly and gradually to higher elevation. In the schedule walk we have included extra day for acclimatization at Khare and Tagnag before climbing to the pass - Merala (5335m). We may visit Hinku Nup glacier that leads to the base of Kantega or help set up high camp at Mera la. Before our summit attempt we set up high camp above Mera la (pass) to help negotiate crevasses early in the morning next day; the high camp would make the climb easier. The ascent to the summit is steep and straightforward.

Mera peak has twin summits. It is possible to climb the other one of lesser height on the same day. Physically fit and properly acclimatize body is required to make successful attempt. Most people agree that the view from the summit towards the high mountain peaks is the best anywhere. From the summit you get wonderful view of Mt. Everest to the north, Mt. Makalu (8463m) and massif of Chamlang (7317m) to the east. The view of Pumori (7161m), Lhotse (8516m), Lobuche (6145m), Cho Oyu (8201m,) are spectacular. The view from the summit towards the high mountain peaks is amazing. It is the best view anywhere. After the climb we retrace the trail back to Lukla and fly out to Kathmandu.

 

 

Island Peak Climb
Apr 20, Apr 28, Oct 08, Oct 20, Nov 05 -(2018)

Starting at

$ 3150

Duration : 19 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax pax

This is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. According to the statistics of NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) it has record highest number of climbers. The peak is located in Khumbu region at the end of Chukung valley below Dingboche. We follow the traditional route to Everest base camp until Dingboche and walk further east to the Chukung valley. Though the ascent to the summit of the peak is steep and straight forward we make a high camp at 5700 meter to make it easier for you to climb to the summit. Physically fit and properly acclimatized body is required to make successful attempt. Most people agree that the view from the summit towards the high mountain peaks is wonderful. From the summit you get wonderful view of Mt. Everest to the north. The view of Mt. Makalu (8463m), Pumori (7161m), Lhotse (8516m), Lobuche (6145m), Cho Oyu (8201m,), Baruntse (7720m) and Amadablam (6856m) are s

For Nepalese it is known as Imja Tse. First Everest expedition party used it as a trial peak. The peak is located at the end of beautiful Chukung valley. A high camp is set for climbers to go to the summit and return to base camp in one day. Because of its easy access, some technical challenge and requirement of climbing skill it has become popular peak for enthusiastic climbers.

We follow classic route used by all Everest expedition. Our journey starts from Lukla towards base camp of Mt. Everest. We walk through Phakding and enter into the home of Sherpa perched in the nook and corners of the valleys in Khumbu. After a steep climb from Jorsale we reach Namche Bazar. Before heading towards base camp we plan to visit the villages of Thami, Khunde and Khumjung. We stop at Thayngboche and then at remote settlement at Dingboche and Chukung. After the climb we retrace the trail back to Lukla and take flight back to Kathmandu.

The trek to Everest is incomplete without being influenced by the culture of Sherpa of the Khumbu region. Ever since the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest (8848m) by Sir Edmund Hillary the whole community benefited from the influx of tourist who come to enjoy the unique landscape of the high mountain that has been the subject of many books and research. All famous explorers and mountaineers have traded this path. Ever since the peak XV was spotted as the highest point on earth the whole region came into international focus.  Though the mountain is named Sagarmatha by the Nepalese and Chomolongma by the Tibetan (Chinese) yet the name of Sir George Everest after whom the name was given has become synonymous with the peak itself and the region. Before the British, Swiss made 2 serious attempts to reach the summit; in 1952 Raymond Lambert with Tenzing reached 8500 meter in their second attempt. This experience has prepared Tengzing Sherpa for the British expedition to help them summit Mt. Everest in 1953. Sir Edmund Hillary created a record for the first time in the history of human being. Since then the attention on Everest have kept on increasing every year

Apr 21, May 15, Sept 27, Oct 15 -(2018)

Starting at

$ 4830

Duration : 25 Days Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax pax

Dolpo is unknown until recently though it has been talked about since the journey Snell grove took in 1956 and described in his book "Himalayan Pilgrimage". The region north of Dhaulagiri range is a forgotten land, isolated from rest of the country. The area above Do-Tarap is virtually opaque to outside world. Because of its remoteness and extreme weather it is difficult for outsiders to establish their presence. Dolpo is a hidden valley kept isolated by the huge Himalayan range in the south and, in the north the mountain range of 5000 to 6000 meters high with its many ridges, pass and peaks that stretched to the Tibetan plateau. Trek to Dolpo is an unprecedented adventure to the high, remote and original Bhotia (Tibetan) culture that still need to be discovered. It is true adventure in extreme land. You get to see spectacular mountain-view, unique and unspoiled Bhotia people in their nomadic condition. Broadly speaking Kanjiroba himal range defines its western boarder and in the south is Barbung Khola (river). The enigmatic Shey-gompa lies in inner Dolpo behind the high pass that divides Tarap valley. Dolpo is among the very few places where Bon-po, a pre Buddhist, religion is in practice.

For years people have wanted to have a look at the monastery at Shey known as Shey-gompa and blue sheep. Shey-gompa is behind the so called ‘crystal mountain.’ It is not an easy walk to this hidden place. There are several high passes that you have to go through before getting behind the Crystal Mountain. This is unexplored land where the trails are not always defined. The trek to Shey demands a lot of energy and patience and good weather would make this trek memorable.

We fly to Nepalgunj; stay overnight there and next day fly to Juphal (Dolpo). The schedule flight to Dolpo departs early in the morning. We walk from Juphal to Dunai, the district headquarter of Dolpo, and turn south east to Tarakot. After Tarakot the trail to Do Tarap follows narrow valley made by Tarap-khola (river). Do Tarap have two major gompas-Bon po and Buddhist-and chorten (Buddhist stupa). It is fairly large village with cultivated land. Most of the inhabitants are Magar, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal, but their dialect and culture is Tibetan.

From Do-Tarap traverse across the rolling hills, cross Jangla to get into the crystal mountain to arrive at Inner Dolpo. Visit different monasteries (gompas) scattered in the region. We spend a week travelling through important villages like Namdom, Saldang , Namjung and finally Shey Gompa itself. For years people have wanted to have a look at the monastery at Shey known as Shey-gompa and blue sheep. Shey gompa is behind the crystal mountain. It is not an easy walk to this hidden place. The trek demands a lot of energy, patience. But you find perfect Shangri La in Inner Dolpa.

After Shey we plan to cross Kang la, a high pass in the western border of Shey to get out of the valley to the other world. Stay overnight at Phoksindhu lake (3620m) to enjoy its serenity and beauty and travel south to Dunai. The trail from the lake follow regular path to Juphal. Next day early in the morning we fly out to Nepaljung and in the afternoon we connect flight to Kathmandu.

The trek provides an unprecedented adventure. You will discover the original state of the inhabitants. Of course you will be thrilled to encounter nomads and yak caravans. Unlike other trek you travel through the uncharted trail. The deep blue sky, snow covered rolling high mountain and deep river valley and seemingly endless trail continues to dominate the journey. You will be amazed to see the raw beauty of the land and innocence of the people. You will experience your travel as if you are in a time machine going back in time. There is nothing except you and the nature

Little was known about this hidden land until Christoph von Furer visited in 1962 and recorded about trade in the Trans Himalayan region including Dolpo in his book ‘Himalayan Traders.’ Much later Peter Matthiessen (book on snow leopard) and zoologist George Schaller visited Inner Dolpo region about 38 years ago. Some of the selected researchers visited the area in 70’s and 80’s. During those times the entire region of Dolpo was forbidden to foreigners.

The inner Dolpo have always caught imagination of people in the civilized world. The imagination was fired into passion by the feature film like “Caravan-Himalaya” directed and produced by Eric Vally. The Oscar nominated film brought to the attention of mesmerizing landscape and life in Dolpo.  Chrisdtophe Von Furer documented trading in the Trans Himalayan belt in details including Dolpo region way back in the middle of last century. Few researcher and sneak travelers have been there earlier around 1980’s. Karna Shakya – a botanist is among few researchers including George Schaller and Peter Matthiessen who tracked snow leopard are few people fortunate to visit ‘The land behind the Himalaya’  – that is what they called. Phillip Sturgeon, a 75 year old American, in his travelogue “Himalayan Echoes” expressed his 1992 experience of Inner Dolpo as “If there is Shangri la it is Inner Dolpo.” The land known for Shey Gompa, blue sheep, and musk deer is still an enigma to the outside world.

Dhaulagiri Trek
Apr 22, May 09, Sept 27, Oct 15- (2018)

Starting at

$ 1930

Duration : 18 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Dhaulagiri trekking is one of the best high altitude treks over high passes, difficult weather and walking condition. The trek around the formidable 8167 meter Dhaulagiri 1 can meet your expectation of challenge and toughness. You don’t need a climbing experience but enough trek experience in high altitude to enable you to enjoy the adventure in the wilderness of this Himalayan mountain. In the beginning you go through low mountain and gradually cross a high pass known as French pass (5100m) and traverse across the unknown Hidden valley that has average elevation of 5300 meter. Finally cross Dhumpus pass to go over to Kaligandaki valley where you would come across vibrating culture. Before flying out of Jomsom visit upper Kalagandaki valley including Muktinath.

Mt. Dhaulagiri is one of the most formidable 8000 meter peak in the world. Among climbers it is known as Killer Mountain. Like Japanese mountaineers who have nostalgic feeling about Manaslu peak similarly Swiss have same feeling with Dhaulagiri. Swiss were first to climb Dhaulagiri. This peak gained popularity as it is the first 8000-meter peak successfully climbed by all women team from United States. Dhaulagiri also has a record of first-mountain of this magnitude where small one engine plane landed on its soldier by a Swiss pilot. It is the biggest and highest peak west of Kali Gandaki gorge.

We drive to Pokhara and further to Baglung. Our journey follows part of the trail towards Dhorpatan and turn north to the base camp of Dhaulagiri. Low hill with terraced rice field and villages gradually gives away to rugged mountain landscape. In about 7 days you reach base camp. The traverse from base camp to the ridge is steep and long. We cross the ridge at French pass and descend to Tukuche base camp and then continue to traverse in snow condition until we cross the pass. Because of the wind, altitude and snow the visibility is usually very low while crossing the main ridge to Tukuche. After crossing the pass you descend to a high pastureland (kharka) for overnight camp. Next day make further steep descend to Marpha. Instead of going to Beni we take the road to Jomsom and further to Muktinath. Next day return to Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom and take flight to Pokhara. The journey through this high mountain and rugged terrain is an unprecedented experience and unique adventure.

Feb 15, Mar 01, Mar 15, Oct 15, Nov 01, Nov 20, Dec 05

Starting at

$ 3850

Duration : 14 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

There are deluxe luxury lodges in the Everest Base camp trail. We have designed your itinerary using the Khumbu Valleys deluxe Lodges en-route so you need not to be worry about showers and English style toilet facilities. Enjoy a clean warm bed, a shower and great food at the end of a day on the trail. These lodges come with excellent cuisine, fresh linens, en-suite bathrooms and are statistically placed in an areas where the best views are available. You are guarantee Himalayan hospitality.

Everest 8848m - the highest point on earth. The stone-walled fields and houses of ancient villages steeped in history and tradition, golden-roofed monasteries set amid stunning mountain scenery, the Yak and wild animals and of course to see the Sherpas.

 

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