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Nepal Classic Treks

Nepal Classic Treks

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Take your pick! Nepal is far from short of Classic Himalayan treks. Whether it's the standard trekking route to Everest Base Camp, or the Annapurna Circuit, a Mustang Trek to Lo Manthang or the very challenging Dhaulagiri Circuit, the choices for a walking holiday in the Nepal Himalayas are just incredible. Then again, in the Himalayas what would you expect?

"Tea House Treks" in Nepal staying in Trekking Lodges are possible in all but the most remote regions.

  • Things constantly change in the Himalayas, improved road access and the addition of teahouses on the Manaslu Circuit Trek for example. When we first did this trek back in the 1990's it took ten days longer and was wild camping all the way!Now in the Everest, Annapurna & Lower Mustang regions you can now even hike in style and indulge in.... LUXURY LODGE TREKS

    It's reckoned that over 80% of people hiking in Nepal head for the Everest, Annapurna & Langtang regions. That's an awful lot of Himalayas for the remainder to explore!

    Around 55,000 set off during each trekking season for Everest Base Camp, yet less than 2,000 trek in Upper Mustang and the Manaslu area. For areas like Dolpo and Nar Phu, it's almost "just a hand full" in comparison.

    One thing you need for any of these treks is time as these Himalayan hikes don't fit into a regular two week holiday.

    But we also have plenty of SHORT NEPAL TREKS that will!

    Our CLASSIC TREKS focus on the best known treks in Nepal, although some are still "off the beaten track" treks too.

    For the "seriously special" treks, which very, very few people undertake as they are both quite extreme and very lengthy....yes, we can and do operate those too. Whether it's a section of the Great Himalaya Trail, Makalu Base Camp, Rara Lake, Humla or the Kanchenjunga region, all you need to do is get in touch!

    We don't operate fixed schedule "join a group" tours. SNOW CAT TRAVEL IS EXCLUSIVE all our treks are PRIVATE AND FULLY CUSTOMISABLE only. You can add extra days along the way for rest and more acclimatisation, where practical shorten the walking duration of some days, add in some additional contingency, or even some "chill out" time before and after trek, or anything that takes your fancy!

    ALL TREKS are with a professional and licensed, english-speaking SNOW CAT TRAVEL GUIDE*, plus PORTERAGE and INCLUDE ALL MEALS & ACCOMMODATION ON TREK & MORE! *For larger private groups additional assistant guides are deployed.

16
Days

Everest Base Camp Trek

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
5500m

The classic route to Everest. Often described as 'bog standard', we don't think there's anything standard about trekking to reach the base of the world's highest mountain. 

19
Days

Ultimate Everest Trek

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
5500m

A more challenging & interesting Everest Base Camp trek taking a detour from the main Everest trail to the glittering glacial Gokyo Lakes. Ascend Gokyo Ri and cross the Cho La on this backdoor route to EBC.

19
Days

Everest The Hard Way

Grade
Very Challenging
Max Altitude
5500m

For the serious, committed trekker only. A very challenging Everest trek across two high passes (Renjo La and Cho La) to reach EBC. A quieter route by the nature of the more strenuous trekking required. Tough, but exceptionally rewarding and very spectacular. Add the Kongma La too to make it even tougher!

14
Days

Annapurna Sanctuary & Poon Hill

Grade
Moderate / Challenging
Max Altitude
4300m

One of the most beautiful treks in Nepal (in our opinion) up to the classic Himalyan sunrise panoramic view point of Poon Hill and then to the magnificent mountain amphitheatre of the 'sanctuary' and Annapurna Base Camp.

20
Days

The Full Annapurna Circuit Trek

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
5416m

The best known of all classic Himalayan treks, this is the full version of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Over the Thorung La, down the Kali Gandaki and up to Poon Hill.

15
Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Grade
Very Challenging
Max Altitude
5135m

A classic circuit trek of an 8000m peak for the discerning, very capable Himalayan trekker in search of a quieter walking route through a genuine mountain wilderness. Over the Larkya La to the Marsyangdi.

15
Days

Tsum Valley Trek

Grade
Moderate / Challenging
Max Altitude
3700m

Initially following the Manaslu Circuit Trek you then take a detour and trek back in time to a hidden valley where a Tibetan way of life remains largely undisturbed and amongst glorious mountain scenery too.

14
Days

Forbidden Mustang

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
4200m

Just the name 'Mustang' fires the imagination. A wild, barren & arid high mountain desert that's more 'Tibet' than Nepal. From Jomsom you trek through this unforgiving yet incredible landscape over high passes to reach the legendary capital Lo Manthang. Returning via a different route.

20
Days

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
5300m

A truly exciting teahouse trek deep into the lesser trekked Himalayas. The Makalu Base Camp Trek is an epic "out there" journey up through the Makalu Barun National Park with awe inspiring close up views of the world's fifth highest peak that defines the meaning of dramatic.

16
Days

Helambu & Langtang Trek

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
4773m

Fine ridge trekking in the lesser trekked Helambu region and across the Lauribina La to sacred Gosainkund Lake. Into the scenic Langtang Valley to atmospheric Kyanjin Gompa. Unspoilt villages and fine Himalayan views.

21
Days

Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek - North & South

Grade
Very Challenging
Max Altitude
5300m

One of the most dramatic and demanding Himalayan trekking adventures to both North and South Base Camps of remote Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak. In a word, “SPECTACULAR”. North or South only base camp option too.

24
Days

Dolpo & The Crystal Mountain

Grade
Very Challenging
Max Altitude
5375m

Remote, isolated and by and large unchanged by the few that venture here as a result. The mystical land of Dolpo was both the setting for the Peter Matthiessen classic 'The Snow Leopard' & the Eric Valli film 'Himalaya'. Shey Gompa, Phoksundo Lake and the 'Demons Trail' await the intrepid adventure traveller on this very challenging, fascinating circuit trek to Inner Dolpo.

16
Days

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

Grade
Very Challenging
Max Altitude
5370m

A serious and committed undertaking with a number of very tough trekking days at high altitude. The realm of the experienced trekker only. A journey into a true Himalayan wilderness that goes beyond the definition of spectacular.

15
Days

Short Kangchenjunga Trek (Circuit)

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
4730m

Explore lesser trekked trails and wild, dramatic landscapes in the Kangchenjunga region. Cross remote high passes for great views of high peaks including Everest, Makalu and Jannu.

16
Days

Secret Himalayas - Nar Phu

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
5320m

There is special, and then there is VERY SPECIAL. This trek into once forbidden but still restricted valleys and mountain scapes leads to the isolated villages of Phu and Nar. A glimpse into an unspoilt Tibetan way of life that is earned the hard and satisfying way.

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