Many dreams of coming to Nepal to stand in the glory of the most magnificent mountain range in the world, the Himalayan Mountains. And no trek in the world matches that which brings you to the mightiest of peaks full of lore and legend, the Everest Base Camp trek. Though your experience is centered on reaching the high alpine terrain, there is plenty of cultures to experience along the way. A quick and exciting flight takes you from the bustle of Kathmandu to Lukla where your trek begins. The steady and enjoyable pace allows you to gradually acclimatize to the altitude. On the other hand, you will be so dazzled by the sheer magnitude of the mountain scenery you will hardly notice the change in altitude. Aside from this stunning landscape, you will pass solitary stupas, small Sherpa villages full of exotic markets, and high monasteries ascending to the fabled Everest Base Camp.
If witnessing the vast bio-diversity of Nepal, and trekking to the base of one of the most famous mountains in the world is what you are looking for, then come to explore the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Among the Annapurna Massif, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Himchuli will keep you company during this fabulous trek. Along with the diverse ecosystems, you will also enjoy the richness of diversity in cultures. Famous distinct ethnic groups await with warm smiles and endless generosity on this jewel in the crown of the Himalayan range.
The Annapurna area abounds with beautiful treks, and another classic option is the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. You begin a similar start to the Annapurna Base Camp trek but then quickly veer off to a delightful village that represents the distinct Gurung people of this region. Ghorepani is surrounded by rhododendron forest and welcoming individuals. An early rise will afford you a fantastic sunrise from the Poonhill overlook. Here you can see for miles to the Annapurna Massif. This is a great trek for those with older children, or anyone who wants all the majesty of the Himalayas but wants a less energetic trek.
Little over six hours from Kathmandu takes you to another world high in the Himalayas; the Langtang region. Here is excellent trekking among the Tamang people common to this area. There are also small Tibetan enclaves tucked away among the pines and plateaus of the high slopes and deep valleys familiar to Langtang. Towering over this valley is the Himal Ganesh, and views of Langtang Peak frolic between lofty verdant green slopes. High and low along the trek Stupas guide you through this beautiful terrain.
For those wanting the ultimate in both culture and nature, we recommend the Wonderful Nepal Tour. Explore the busy streets of Kathmandu as you visit many UNESCO World Heritage sites of this famous city. Go deep into the low jungles of Chitwan to perhaps view the fabled rhino while riding an elephant. Experience the beating heart of Buddhism and visit Lumbini where Buddha was born. Or relax on the shores of Lake Phewa while visiting the city of Pokhara and gaze at the mighty Annapurna Range. This program is chock full of wonderful sights and sounds waiting to be discovered by the enthusiastic adventurer.
All of these trips and more are fully customizable per your budget, availability, and requirements. Nepal Social Treks and Expedition is your gateway to exotic adventure in one of the world’s most distinctive countries.