Nepal is famous as a mountaineering destination. With Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiriand several more of the highest peaks in the world within its borders, this is no surprise. There are so many wonderful snow–capped mountains here, besides the seven that are over 8000m and many others between 6000m and 8000m, that it is also the perfect location for expeditions where you do not need to be an expert climber. In total, around 236 peaks are currently accessible to expeditions and a further 18 lower peaks are suitable for trekking.
This allows people with limited mountaineering skills and experience as well as a limited budget to choose an expedition that suits them—to get a taste of the wilderness above the snow line and challenge themselves to climb in the footsteps of the great mountaineers. In the popular trekking areas that are more accessible than the extreme peaks over 8000m, climbing trips can be organized quickly and at a reasonable cost.
To join one of these trekking expeditions, you should be fit and healthy. No previous climbing experience is necessary, although a background in outdoor pursuits is useful. Before the trek commences, you will be given basic instruction on rope handling and about other climbing equipment. During the trek, our experienced local guides, who are all registered with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), will assist you with their technical knowledge and help you to achieve your aim of reaching the summit.
All trekking expeditions are accompanied by guides for the entire trip, and they will ensure that you are properly acclimatized for the conditions you will encounter. This includes doing some easier treks at lower altitudes, and spending time on less arduous pursuits such as visits to a local Sherpa museum or monastery. You will be met at the airport on arrival and transferred to a hotel for your first night in Nepal. After another interior flight the next morning to the start of the trail, you will get your first taste of walking in the Himalayas. The experience of the mountains is enhanced by camping overnight along the trail, with further acclimatization days as you progress to higher altitudes.