Discover the real Nepal through a once-in-a-lifetime cultural event, the marriage of rural villagers. Meet people who are far from the touristic part of Nepal and get to know their culture.
See Nepal off the beaten path
This trek takes place a two- to three-day walk below Lukla where the regular trek in the Everest region usually begins. We have chosen a route that brings trekkers through villages and areas where next to no trekkers have been through. It is entirely off the grid from the touristy areas from Lukla and above. This trek is suitable for experienced hikers who are surefooted as the trails are narrow and involve “scrambling” at certain parts of the way.
The idea is to bring travelers off the beaten track to show the real Nepal and its pristine culture and environment that remains untouched by the tourism industry thus far. The Rai ethnic clan of Nepal populates this area mostly.
This unique program includes doing a trek to see Mount Thamserku, 6,608m, Kusum Kanggaru 6,367m, Charpate Himal (Kyashar) 6,769m, and Mera Peak 6,476m along with other smaller Himalayan peaks with a cultural immersion by witnessing the lifestyles of the Rai ethnic group. We were the first and so far only trekking company to have brought foreigners to these villages.
This package has been designed, so you get to see the real Nepal and experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip. It is also a great photographic opportunity, meeting people who are in an untouched part of Nepal.
This will be a thoroughly supported expedition-style camping trek where we provide comfortable three-men tents to be shared between two trekkers. Pack animals or porters will carry all our gear and food.
Our assistant guides will help set up camp at the end of the hike each day while our trekking chef and his assistants will provide deliciously nourishing meals. They will also break camp each morning before our trek to the next place. All you need to do is to carry your small day pack and walk. This will be the closest thing to “Glamping” in the Himalayas.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly to Phaplu and drive on a rough road for 4-5 hours for our first night of camping.
Day 03: We trek to a village for lunch and continue to camp away from the settlement in a pristine wooded area. Overnight camp away from the villages in the middle of nowhere. 4-5 hours trek.
Day 04: Trek to a pristine Sherpa village. 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Forest camp.
Day 06: Trek to the viewpoint.
Day 07: We visit one of our staff’s villages.
Day 08: Trek to another village of one of our longest serving staff; another one of the untouched villages. 5 hours.
Day 09: Trek to the vehicle pick-up point and drive to Phaplu.
Day 10: Extra day in case of delays caused by unforeseen circumstances.
Day 11: International departure.
Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s, have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel names.
Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
What should I bring on a Trek?
Being correctly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.