Walk with your family through some historic, jungle safari and scenic places.
Nepal Panorama Trek | Off the beaten path | Epic Adventure
- Person Min 4 persons
- Private Tour Min 2 persons
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.
Nepal Panorama Trek and Paraglide for an epic Wellness adventure
The Nepal Panorama trek is one of Nepal’s many undiscovered remote places. Most people are only aware of the popular regions Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang. However, this area in central Nepal is unknown to adventure tourists because it does not have ‘tea houses’ or ‘lodges,’ or trekking tour operators do not promote these areas. Therefore, the Nepal Panorama trek is one of the best-secluded trekking routes in a non-touristic part of the Nepal Himalayas.
This region is ideal for families and elderly adventurers, as the altitude doesn’t exceed 2100 meters, and daily hiking is 5-6 hours at a relaxed pace. This trek is also suitable for winter as the height is not too high (by Himalayan standards).
You will be trekking in a part of Nepal with a rich history of how the last dynasty came to rule Nepal (be prepared for an unofficial story that is “hushed’). It is also one of the favourite recruitment grounds of the world-renowned Gurkha soldiers.
We will operate this trip on a ‘luxurious’ expedition-style camping trek. We provide all camping equipment, porterage or pack animals, trek leader, assistant guides, a trekking chef, and helpers. In addition, we will give a three-person tent 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.
- Off-the-grid trekking – a non-touristy area
- Best and most beautiful trekking places in Nepal
- One of the most expansive panoramas in the Himalayas
- Unspoiled villages of authentic Nepal
- Socially distanced trekking adventure away from the crowds
- Witness fading traditions and cultures
- The healthiest and most varied meals in the Himalayas.
- Expedition style Camping – the closest to Glamping in the Himalayas
- We are the first and only company to give the option of ending this adventure by paragliding at the end of the trekking part.
Why Choose Us?
Arrive at Kathmandu airport. Our representative will meet and bring you to your hotel. You will meet the rest of the group for your trek briefing.
We will begin our drive early in the morning after breakfast. We will take the major highway connecting Kathmandu with most of the nation. We will be going west of Kathmandu with a stop at a historic part of the country where the last dynasty of rulers took rein. We have one more hour of driving from this historic place to get to our destination for the night. Thus, we have a total drive of around 7 to 8 hours, even though the journey is about 170 km. Our trekking crew will have our campsite set up, and hot beverages will be served upon arrival.
We will be woken up with a hot drink in our tents by our team, followed by a warm water bowl for washing/shaving, etc. You will need to pack your duffel bags and vacate your tent before coming for breakfast. Weather permitting, the panorama of the snow-clad peaks is stunning. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Boudha, Manaslu, and the Annapurna range are visible.
We start our hike with an uphill climb. We will pass a couple of settlements to Tuppo Bhanjyang 2100 meters in about 90 minutes after beginning our trek. Then, we go westwards on a fair-weather road as we descend slowly amidst pristine agricultural land and small hamlets.
Our kitchen crew will “speed” past us and will be preparing lunch on the route. We will have a relaxed lunch before our final stop at a Gurung village. 1630 meters. 6-hour hike.
We follow the same ‘protocol’ of getting woken up with a hot beverage and packing up before breakfast for the next few days of our camping trek. We descend for about 45 minutes to a small ravine and cross a Himalayan glacier melt river. This river is also a natural boundary between two districts.
We have a steep climb for about 75-90 minutes until we reach a Gurung village in the Char Thar area. After that, our hike continues on the fair-weather road until we get to our lunch spot, where our support crew will make hot lunch for us. After that, we continue trekking for another hour until we reach our stop for the night.
We begin walking this morning on a ‘flattish’ terrain for 45 minutes to a small stream. Then, we start our ascent from the stream through Alders, Oak, and Rhododendron forest. This is a lovely route to be hiking in a mixture of woods that is alive with birds and wildlife. We will get glimpses of Himalchuli and Boudha Himal today.
Our kitchen crew will again stop by a water source to make our lunch along the trail. We will have a long relaxing lunch stop before continuing our hike to our stop for the night. Our walk today is mostly uphill in beautiful surroundings.
We start our hike on undulating terrain for one hour before we descend past some small hamlets. We will pass a school on the way which we can visit.
We have to ascend after the village school. After that, our kitchen staff will stop at a village to make lunch. After that, we trek mostly uphill in forests of Oak, Lapsi (Nepalese Hog plum), Chestnut, and Rhododendron forest.
You will get to experience walking on village trails in the forest. The woods are ‘alive’ with several birds such as White Crested Laughing Thrush, Kalij Pheasants, and deers. Some villages say there used to be wild rabbits in the recent past too.
Our stop for the night is where the “Grand Panorama” of this trek is. So come on this trek and learn how broad the panorama is (we assure you that it is not common knowledge).
We provide you with an option of continuing to hike to the road head or with an opportunity to do a tandem paraglide flight close to the trek ending point. This is not the regular/standard paragliding part in Nepal. So this is another unique experience pioneered by us.
The hikers will have three hour downhill hike and meet with the paragliders for lunch. Then, we have lunch and drive back to Kathmandu.
We have a 5-hour drive back to Kathmandu.
Your guide will bring you to the airport three hours before your international flight time for your onward journey.
- Boutique hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Mentioned sightseeing.
- Private vehicle to the starting point and the return journey to Kathmandu.
- 3-men tent (for two trekkers) for the trekking part
- Expert trek leader or hire Raj
- Trekking chef
- One assistant guide per 4 trekkers
- Chef’s assistants
- Porters to carry all camping gear, food, and equipment
- All meals on the trek – the best and healthiest food in the whole of the Himalayas.
- Toilet tent.
- 20-30 minute paragliding in a non-touristy area
- 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$100 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.
Full 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 31stt, 2022, 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 promotions 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?
You can obtain a visa for Nepal 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.
You can also obtain a visa 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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High altitude myths.
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For more articles, you can go to our blogs.