Immerse yourself in a luxurious Everest trek meticulously designed to unveil the Sherpa heartland’s stunning beauty. Traverse through the vibrant Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and explore the captivating charm of nearby Sherpa villages. This curated journey invites you to discover the essence of Sherpa culture while leading you to the base of the breathtaking Amadablam, renowned as the most exquisite and alluring mountain in this iconic Himalayan region.
The Best Off the beaten path trek in Nepal
- Per Person Min 4 people
- Private Tour Min 2 people
Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Note: You can pre-book a seat on a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return for an additional US$500 per person each way. You will avoid the 4-5 hours drive to or from Manthali. For example – if you decide to book a helicopter seat for both ways – US$1000 extra needs to be added.
The Best Off-the-beaten-path trekking in Nepal
- Off-the-grid trekking – a non-touristy area
- Pristine villages of authentic Nepal
- Socially distanced trekking adventure away from the masses
- Cultural Immersion
- Join this trek to determine how wide and how many exact peaks above 8000 can be seen, including Everest.
- Perhaps the broadest mountain Panoramic view in the world.
- Expedition-style Camping – the closest to glamping in the Himalayas
Thank you for considering our trekking company for your adventure in Nepal. We specialise in offering secluded and non-touristic trekking holidays, allowing you to explore the lesser-known and unexplored trekking routes beyond the famous regions of Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang.
To preserve the pristine nature of these locations, we prefer not to disclose the specific names of the camping sites we use. We aim to maintain their exclusivity and protect the environment by doing so. Our knowledgeable guides, native to these regions, enable us to take you to remote areas with only a few tourists. They possess invaluable insights about the landscapes, cultures, and histories, enhancing your trekking experience with their expertise and local perspective.
Your journey will be comfortable with our expedition-style camping setup, which includes three-person tents for every two trekkers. We also provide essential facilities such as a dining tent, a toilet tent with a portable toilet seat, and a shower tent. Our experienced team, consisting of a trek leader, assistant guides, a trekking chef, and helpers, is dedicated to delivering the highest quality service throughout your Himalayan adventure. They will ensure your comfort and provide the necessary support along the way.
This off-the-beaten-path trek is suitable for many individuals, including beginners, families, corporate groups, and school excursions. With the highest point reaching only 3,365 metres above sea level, it offers a well-rounded adventure accessible to trekkers with different fitness levels. One of the highlights of this trek is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultures and lifestyles of Nepal’s ethnic communities fostered by the route traversing agricultural regions. This not only provides scenic vistas but also offers an authentic experience of the local way of life.
As a responsible trekking company, we prioritise sustainable and ethical practices. We encourage our trekkers to adhere to Leave No Trace principles, minimising their environmental impact. Additionally, we promote respect for local communities and their customs, fostering cultural exchange and understanding.
Safety is paramount during your trek. Our guides are well-trained in wilderness first aid and carry necessary medical supplies. They will provide continuous support and guidance to ensure you have a safe and unforgettable adventure in the remote regions of Nepal.
Join us on this off-the-beaten-path journey, where you can discover Nepal’s hidden treasures, connect with diverse cultures, and create lasting memories amidst stunning natural landscapes. Experience the beauty and authenticity of these lesser-known trekking routes that go beyond the well-trodden paths of Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang.
Most trekking days on this journey typically involve approximately five to six hours of hiking, so a reasonable fitness level is required. Throughout the trek, you will be rewarded with unparalleled panoramic views, including glimpses of magnificent peaks like Mount Everest, Lhotse, and others on clear days. However, the highlight of this trek is the ascent up a 3,365-meter hill, where you’ll be treated to an awe-inspiring view of the mountain range. From Mount Dhaulagiri in the west to Mount Pandim in Sikkim to the east, this panoramic vista stretches over a distance of under 500 kilometres. It showcases eight mountains above 8,000 meters, including Mount Everest, and hundreds of peaks ranging from 6,000 to 7,000 meters tall. For an enhanced experience, we recommend bringing binoculars to marvel at the grandeur of these mountains up close, given the vastness of the vista.
Join us on this extraordinary journey to explore the hidden treasures of Nepal, embrace the serenity of untouched landscapes, and create lifelong memories. This trek offers an off-the-beaten-track experience and the best panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.
Please note that the itinerary for Day 2 and Day 11 of our trek is subject to change due to the non-touristic nature of the area and limited flight operations at the small airport. We will make necessary adjustments based on the availability of flights to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trekking experience.
Why Choose Us?
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will greet you at the airport. They will assist you with the necessary paperwork and transportation to your hotel. Once you have settled in, you will have time to rest and freshen up.
Later, you will meet the rest of the trekking group during a scheduled trek briefing. This gathering will provide important information about the trek, including the itinerary, safety guidelines, and additional details to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. You can also ask any questions and get to know your fellow trekkers.
This trek briefing will be a valuable opportunity to familiarise yourself with the upcoming adventure, meet your guide and support team, and ensure everyone is well-prepared for the journey ahead.
We prioritise clear communication and a comfortable start to your trekking experience, and our representative will be available to address any concerns or provide assistance throughout the process.
After having breakfast, we will depart from Kathmandu early in the morning. The journey to the starting point of our trek will primarily be on a well-maintained blacktopped road. However, towards the end of the drive, we will transition onto a fair-weather road.
As we travel, you will have the opportunity to witness the beautiful Nepalese landscape. The road will wind through charming small villages and towns alongside the glistening Himalayan rivers. This scenic drive will glimpse the local way of life and offer stunning views of the surrounding natural beauty.
Our experienced drivers will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the journey, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the picturesque surroundings.
Please note that the duration of the drive may vary depending on the distance to the starting point of the trek. However, rest assured that our team has carefully planned the logistics to provide you with a smooth and enjoyable experience from the moment we leave Kathmandu.
Our trek begins with a combination of relatively flat terrain and uphill ascents. As we go through the trail, we will enjoy the natural beauty and immerse ourselves in the tranquil atmosphere.
After a couple of hours of hiking, we will arrive at a picturesque small village inhabited by Sherpas. The Sherpas are renowned for their mountain climbing abilities and rich cultural heritage. This village provides a fascinating opportunity to learn more about their unique way of life and enjoy their warm hospitality.
Continuing our trek, we will hike for approximately two more hours until we reach our designated campsite. This campsite, situated above the Sherpa village at an altitude of 2800 meters, offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. The awe-inspiring sights of these majestic mountains will leave you mesmerised and create a truly memorable experience.
The total duration of the hike on this day will be approximately six hours. Our experienced guides will lead the way, ensuring a comfortable pace and allowing sufficient time for rest breaks and enjoyment of the magnificent scenery.
Our support staff will set up the campsite throughout the trek, provide delicious meals, and ensure comfort. This will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings and appreciate the wonders of the Himalayas.
On this trek day, we traverse undulating terrain enveloped by lush rhododendrons and oak forests. The trail follows a fair-weather road, which, despite its presence, sees very little traffic. As we hike through this serene environment, we are surrounded by the natural beauty of the forest.
After completing a satisfying portion of the hike, we set up camp above a Tamang village. Nestled within a lovely forest setting, the campsite offers a peaceful ambience. Nearby, we discover an opening utilised for organic farming—an opportunity to witness sustainable agriculture. From this vantage point, we are treated to glimpses of the distant Himalayan Peaks, constantly reminding us of the awe-inspiring landscapes that await us.
For those seeking an even more remarkable perspective, we can embark on a separate hike to a designated spot renowned for its panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. From here, we can witness the splendour of the Annapurna range in the west, extending to the majestic Gauri Shankar in central Nepal. These mountains’ vast expanse and grandeur will leave us in awe and provide an unparalleled experience.
This day of the trek offers a combination of natural beauty, cultural encounters with the Tamang community, and breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayas. It is a chance to immerse ourselves in the tranquil surroundings and magnificently appreciate the mountain ranges that define Nepal’s landscapes.
Our journey continues as we make our way towards a pristine Sherpa village. We will primarily hike on a broad, fair-weather road to reach our destination. This road is advantageous for trekkers as it offers a safer and more convenient hiking experience, thanks to the light traffic it receives.
As we traverse this road, we are surrounded by the serenity of a quiet forest, immersing ourselves in the peacefulness of nature. The trail takes us through a couple of hamlets, providing glimpses of the local way of life and allowing us to connect with the essence of these communities.
This part of the trek presents an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying the advantages of the well-maintained road. The peaceful ambience of the forest and the cultural insights gained from passing through the hamlets add depth to our experience, further enriching our journey.
On this day of our trek, we embark on a challenging climb to reach the highest point of our journey. After a steep ascent of approximately 3-4 hours, we are rewarded with awe-inspiring views of Nepal’s broadest panorama, extending as far as the southern Terai region.
As we ascend, the surrounding landscapes unfold before us, gradually revealing the vastness and grandeur of the panorama. Once we reach the viewpoint, conveniently timed around lunchtime, we are greeted by a magnificent sight. The broad panoramic views offer a mesmerising display of nature’s splendour, allowing us to appreciate the sheer magnitude of the surrounding vistas.
During this moment, the true extent of the panorama can be observed, granting us a comprehensive understanding of the vastness of the landscape and the prominent peaks that dominate the horizon. The experience of witnessing this panoramic view firsthand is genuinely unforgettable and offers a distinct perspective on the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas.
After enjoying the breathtaking views, we descend to our campsite, strategically located just below the top of the hill. The campsite, nestled within a forest, provides shelter for our tents from the wind. This serene setting allows us to relax and immerse ourselves in the tranquillity of nature, rejuvenating us for the remaining days of the trek.
This day of the trek combines an exhilarating climb to the highest point, a captivating panoramic view, and a peaceful campsite amidst the forest. It is a culmination of physical and visual rewards, making it a memorable highlight of our journey through the Himalayas.
Today holds a unique opportunity for us as we prepare to witness the panoramic view of three Himalayan countries. To fully immerse ourselves in the awe-inspiring surroundings, we have extended our stay here for an additional day, allowing us to savour the solitude, serenity, and profound connection with nature.
From our vantage point, the Himalayas stand majestically in the forefront, their towering peaks a testament to the sheer magnificence of these mountains. As we gaze upon this mesmerising sight, we are treated to an expansive vista of countless valleys stretching west and east, painting a picturesque scene that invokes a sense of wonder and admiration.
Adding to the grandeur, we are bestowed with the sight of the Terai region in southern Nepal. This diverse landscape, characterised by its lush plains, is a striking contrast to the towering peaks of the Himalayas. The harmonious coexistence of these varying terrains embodies the multifaceted beauty of Nepal and its neighbouring countries.
During this extra day, we can fully embrace the solitude and tranquillity of this remarkable location. The presence of the Himalayas serves as a silent companion, inspiring introspection and contemplation of our place within the broader tapestry of nature. It is a time to connect with our inner selves, finding solace and inspiration amidst the grandeur of our surroundings.
This day allows us to truly appreciate the splendour of the Himalayas, the expansive valleys, and the remarkable panorama that spans three Himalayan countries. By immersing ourselves in this serene environment, we create lasting memories and forge a profound connection with the natural world.
Today’s trek takes us along the ridge line, guiding us through a forest adorned with occasional clearings. We are treated to plentiful views as we navigate this picturesque terrain, provided the favourable weather and the clouds do not obstruct our sight.
Walking near the ridge line offers a unique perspective of the surrounding landscapes. It allows us to witness the interplay of light and shadows as they dance upon the mountainsides and valleys. The occasional openings within the forest reveal captivating vistas, inviting us to pause and appreciate the natural beauty surrounding us.
During this approximately 6-7 hour hike, we can soak in the breathtaking scenery and connect with the serenity of the surroundings. Each step brings us closer to our destination, offering a sense of accomplishment and a deeper connection to the natural world.
As we approach the end of our trek for the day, we find ourselves near a Sherpa village, where we will set up our campsite. The presence of the village adds a cultural element to our journey, allowing us to observe and appreciate the traditional lifestyle and rich heritage of the Sherpa people.
Camping near this Sherpa village gives us a unique opportunity to interact with the locals, learn about their customs, and perhaps even gain insight into their close relationship with the mountains. It offers a chance for cultural exchange and enriches our overall trekking experience.
Throughout the day, we traversed the ridge line, enjoyed stunning views, and embraced the tranquillity of nature. As we settle into our campsite, the memories of our 6-7 hour hike will remain with us, serving as a testament to our physical endurance and ability to immerse ourselves in the wonders of the Himalayas.
On this leg of our journey, we will hike along a dirt road that stretches for approximately 4 hours. Our path led us through the rugged terrain, immersing us in the natural beauty of the surroundings. The dirt road’s rustic charm added to our experience’s authenticity, making us feel connected to the land we travelled upon.
After the invigorating hike, we will be provided with packed lunches, ensuring that we are nourished and energised for the remainder of our journey. As we enjoy our meal, we can relish in the breathtaking vistas surrounding us, basking in the serenity that nature bestows.
Following our lunch break, we depart from the dirt road and transition onto a blacktop road, which signifies our approach towards civilisation. The smooth surface beneath our feet serves as a stark contrast to the ruggedness of the previous trail. Yet, it opens up new possibilities and conveniences as we progress towards our destination.
Our journey continues as we drive towards a small town en route to Kathmandu. This town offers a glimpse into the local culture, allowing us to explore its unique character. Here, we will find a small hotel that will accommodate our stay for the night, offering comfort and respite after the day’s adventures.
The choice of a small hotel allows us to experience the local hospitality firsthand. It provides a cosy and intimate setting, ensuring a comfortable place to rest and rejuvenate before continuing our journey towards Kathmandu.
As we settle into our accommodations for the night, we can reflect on the day’s experiences, appreciating the diverse landscapes we have encountered.
This transitional phase of our trip bridges the untamed wilderness and the vibrant energy of Kathmandu, offering us a chance to unwind and prepare for the final stretch of our adventure.
On the final leg of our journey, we resumed our drive towards Kathmandu, eager to complete our adventure and reach our ultimate destination. The road unfolded before us, winding through picturesque landscapes and offering glimpses of the vibrant culture that awaited us in the city.
We will stop for lunch at a conveniently located spot along the way. This break will allow us to refuel our bodies and spirits, ensuring we can continue our journey with renewed energy and enthusiasm. As we savoured our meal, we took a moment to appreciate the surroundings, perhaps capturing a last taste of the natural beauty that accompanied us throughout our expedition.
This restful interlude also provided an opportunity for reflection—an occasion to reminisce about the memories created during our time in the wilderness and the experiences that shaped our adventure. Sharing stories and laughter amidst fellow travellers’ company will deepen our camaraderie and appreciation for our journey together.
After satisfying our appetites, we continued along the road towards Kathmandu, each passing mile bringing us closer to the bustling city. The landscape gradually transformed, with the panoramic views giving way to urban sights and sounds. The shift in scenery and atmosphere hinted at the vibrant energy and cultural tapestry that awaited us in Kathmandu.
As we approached the city limits, anticipation mingled with a touch of nostalgia for the wilderness we were leaving behind. The hustle and bustle, ancient temples, and vibrant markets of Kathmandu beckoned us, promising an immersive experience in the heart of the Nepalese culture.
Completing the last stretch of our drive, we were filled with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction for our journey. The memories made, the challenges faced, and the bonds forged throughout our expedition will forever hold a special place in our hearts as we prepare to explore the wonders of Kathmandu.
The morning walking tour in Kathmandu begins with a visit to the revered Swayambhunath Stupa, also called the Monkey Temple. We explore the hilltop site, encountering playful monkeys and soaking in the spiritual ambience.
Next, we proceed to Kathmandu Durbar Square’s UNESCO World Heritage site. The square showcases stunning palaces, intricate woodwork, and ornate temples, reflecting Nepal’s rich history and cultural heritage.
Our tour concludes with a visit to the lively old market of Ason. We get lost in the bustling alleys, filled with vibrant colours, aromatic spices, and various goods. Engaging with locals, we immerse ourselves in the authentic atmosphere and experience daily life in Kathmandu.
Overall, this morning tour offers a fascinating glimpse into Kathmandu’s spiritual, historical, and everyday aspects, leaving lasting impressions of its captivating culture and vibrant energy.
You will be brought to the airport three hours before your international Departure.
- International airport taxes
- All optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Transportation outside of the tour program
- Travel insurance (Compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
- Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader’s tips at your discretion
- Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc
A Responsible promise
Despite the exceptional circumstances in which we find ourselves at the moment, we don’t want you to give up your holiday – and we want you to be able to book your trip without any worries.
To provide additional security for your booking, we have introduced a new rebooking and cancellation policy so that you can easily rebook or cancel your trip free of charge if the worst comes to the worst.
Free Cancellation With the Responsible Promise 100% Money-Back Guarantee
For new bookings made between May 10th 2021, and December 31st 2022, you may cancel your complete package (activities, hotels, tours, excl. flight) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure and get 100% of your money back. However, to stay flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Complete flexibility on your booking
Stay flexible with our new rebooking service until shortly before your departure. For new bookings made between May 10th and December 31st, 2021, you may rebook your package (activities, hotels, tours) free of charge up to 30 days before your departure (subject to availability). Rebooking is only allowed once, and you must inform us 30 days before your planned departure. Any additional costs incurred due to changes in your schedule or upgrades, such as additional fees in high season or upgrades to your accommodation, will still apply. To remain flexible, we recommend that you choose a flexible fare when booking your flight.
Most of our clients have completed their treks from 3 years old to some in their 70s 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.
A visa can also be obtained outside of Nepal at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, visit the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
What should I bring on a Trek?
Being adequately 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 offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.
If you have more questions, please check this article to reference equipment to pack or contact us.
Is this trip safe for solo/female/LGBT+/minority/POC travellers?
You are safe if you respect the culture, do not show affection in public, and dress decently (this won’t pose too much of a problem as you will be covered up in layers to stay warm).
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