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By The Snow Cat, Nov 20 2017 01:00AM

By Stuart Butler author of Lonely Planet Trekking in Nepal
By Stuart Butler author of Lonely Planet Trekking in Nepal

Off the beaten track trekking in Nepal isn't as easy as it actually sounds. Hiking in Nepal is pretty popular. Just look at the numbers hiking Everest Base Camp....thousands!


Lots of the "household name" treks are actually following trails that link villages in the Himalayas. Even the high and mighty Annapurna Circuit is mostly hiking from village to village.


There are indeed villages in the Nepal Himalayas to be found at altitudes of 4000 metres and above, so if you want to enjoy true wilderness hiking and get off the beaten track altogether then high altitude trekking is just about essential.


Yup....into the realm of the snow leopard!


The stunning, but very challenging Dhaulagiri Circuit certainly is both high altitude and wilderness trekking.


There are several days on the Dhaulagiri Circuit where after leaving the last village on the first stage, you won't encounter any permanent settlement until just about the end.

By The Snow Cat, Nov 18 2017 12:00PM

Paro Airport Bhutan
Paro Airport Bhutan

Whichever of our Bhutan Trips you choose, the one and only international airport in Bhutan is at Paro. So, this is your most likely arrival and departure point.


Indeed Paro Airport in Bhutan may well have the best mountain views of any international airport in the world.


It's also probably a contended for world's smallest international airport too.


Still, if you're going trekking in Bhutan, being greeted by the sight of the Bhutan Himalaya as you step off your plane is a pretty nice way to start

By The Snow Cat, Nov 15 2017 12:26PM


“All my life I’ve dreamed of hiking to Everest Base Camp, but just can’t get the time off work”


That comment is one I’ve heard countless times and up until recently just one of those things that you can only say “Sorry, I can’t help you achieve your dream” to.



Everest Base Camp....the dream
Everest Base Camp....the dream

After all you can’t move Mount Everest and because of it’s location, the challenging trekking as well as the respect and consideration human beings must give to high altitude, the Everest Base Camp Trek just simply will not fit into a two week vacation.



The iconic Everest view from Kala Pattar...next stop Kathmandu!
The iconic Everest view from Kala Pattar...next stop Kathmandu!

The return trek to Everest Base Camp (sensibly and safely) is usually around 17 days and then you’ve got to add two or three days onto that for International travel to and from Nepal. So, you’re realistically looking at needing three weeks holiday.


That just simply isn’t an option for lots of people…..two weeks at a time is about the norm for the majority of us.


I wonder how many frustrated Everest dreamers there are in the world?


Well, for some of those frustrated dreamers, this may well be the solution. An Everest Heli-Trek!!!



Everest and a private helicopter....what's not to like!
Everest and a private helicopter....what's not to like!

Everest Base Camp and back in just 11 days!


See the FULL article as to how you can do the Everest Base Camp Trek in a two week vacation - Read More




All aboard your private helicopter from Base Camp to Kathmandu!
All aboard your private helicopter from Base Camp to Kathmandu!



See our Everest Heli Trek detailed information pages




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