This luxury Everest trek has been designed to take you to some of the most stunning Sherpa villages within a short distance of Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa capital.
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$450 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$900 extra needs to be added.
The Best Off 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 many exact peaks above 8000 can be seen, including Everest on this trek.
- Perhaps the broadest mountain Panoramic view in the world.
- Expedition style Camping – the closest to glamping in the Himalayas
There are many undiscovered remote trekking routes in Nepal. However, most people are only aware of the popular regions Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang. We truly provide the best-secluded trekking vacation in a non-touristic part of Nepal.
To keep this place pristine, we won’t give the names of the places we will be camping at. This trek brings you to locations that only a few tourists have visited because their guides live in those areas. We will operate this trek on an expedition-style camping trek. We will provide all camping equipment, porterage, trek leader, assistant guides, a trekking chef, and helpers. We will give three-person tents for every two trekkers, a dining tent, a toilet tent, a portable toilet seat, and a shower tent on all our treks. We will give you the best service available in the whole of the Himalayas.
This off-the-beaten-path trek is ideal for beginners, families, corporate, or school excursion trips. The highest point on this trek is only 3365 meters above sea level. It provides a well-rounded adventure with an excellent combination of observing some ethnic people of Nepal and their lifestyle and culture. You will be trekking through an agricultural region of Nepal.
The actual hiking per day on most days is five to six hours. You should be fit by that period. The panoramic views are unlike anything in the Himalayas or the whole world. On clear days you can see Mount Everest, Lhotse, and other mountains.
The trek’s highlight is when we go up a hill of 3365 meters to witness the mountain range from Mount Dhaulagiri in the west to Mount Pandim, which is in Sikkim to the East. According to Google maps, the panoramic distance is just under 500km as the crow flies. Eight mountains above 8000 meters are this vista, including Mount Everest and hundreds of peaks between 6 thousand and 7 thousand meters high. You should bring binoculars for close-up views as the vista’s distance is massive.
There aren’t many places with a perfect combination of being off the beaten track with the Himalayan peaks’ best panorama.
Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be met by our representative and bring you to your hotel. You will meet the rest of the group when you gather for your trek briefing.
We leave Kathmandu early after breakfast. The drive to the starting point will take place on a black-topped road, and the final part will be on a fair-weather road. You will drive through some winding roads past small villages, towns, and a couple of Himalayan rivers.
We begin our trek on a combination of flattish and uphill ascend. We reach this lovely small village of Sherpas a couple of hours after we start our hike. We hike for two more hours until we reach our campsite. We camp above the Sherpa village at 2800 meters. The view of the Himalayan peaks is breathtaking. 6 hours of hike.
Today, we hike in undulating terrain through rhododendron and oak forest on a fair-weather road. There is very little traffic despite the road present. We camp above a Tamang village in a lovely forest setting, an opening used for organic farming and the Himalayan Peaks in the distance.
We can hike away to a spot to admire the panorama of the Himalayan peaks from the Annapurna range in the west to Gauri Shankar in central Nepal.
We will be heading towards a Pristine Sherpa village. We will be hiking on a broad fair-weather road most of the way. So far, this road is a blessing for trekkers as the traffic is light, and it is much safer to hike on the broad road. We will walk in a combination of quiet forest and a couple of hamlets.
This is the day we climb to the highest point of the trek. After that, we begin a steep ascent for about 3-4 hours. We get views of the broadest panorama and the southern Terai region of Nepal.
We will get to the viewpoint around lunchtime. You will be in awe of the broad panoramic views from here. You will have to do this trek to find out how wide the vista is and how many of the most prominent peaks are on this panorama.
We will be camping just below the top of the hill. The campsite is in a forest and is good to shelter our tents from the wind.
Today is the day to witness the panoramic view of three Himalayan countries. We stay here an extra day to experience the solitude, quiet, and contemplation of nature with the presence of the Himalayas in the forefront, countless valleys to both the west and east, and the Terai in the southern part of Nepal.
We will be walking near the ridge-line in a forest with several openings. The views are plentiful during this hike when it is cloud-free. We camp near a Sherpa village. We hiked for between 6-7 hours today.
We hike on the dirt road for about 4 hours until we reach the blacktopped road. Today we will be given packed lunch. Then, we drive to a small town towards Kathmandu. We will stay in a small hotel on the way to Kathmandu.
We do the last stretch of the drive back to Kathmandu. We stop on the way for lunch.
Morning walking tour of Swayambhunath Stupa, known as the monkey temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, UNESCO World Heritage site, and the old market of Ason.
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, go to 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 travelers?
You are safe as long as you respect the culture, do not show affection in public, and dress decently (this won’t pose too much problem as you will be covered up in layers to stay warm).
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