Europe Treks & Tours
Experience, explore and discover the wild side of Europe. Mountains and forests, as well as a colourful history and rich culture, are abundant here. The Himalaya are not the only stunning setting for a memorable adventure – try our Europe treks and tours.
Put a native Himalayan in a mountainous region of Europe and he naturally seeks to recreate the experience of exploring the wilderness by trekking in the mountains for days. Mohan Nepal, founder of Namaste Nomad, came to Donegal, Ireland, and did just that. After that, he went on to explore more treks in Spain and France. With their ideal trekking terrain, epic histories and artistic, culinary diversities, Donegal, Picos and the French Alps are our hot-spots for Nomadic Europe treks and tours.
Namaste Nomad run tours not only in the Himalaya, but also in three European countries: Ireland, Spain and France. While the Himalaya offer some of the best trekking in the world, Europe offers much to the traveller. Some people may have limited time or require to stay closer to home. Others may wish to experience trekking for the first time before attempting the tallest mountains in the world. Others still may simply wish to enjoy the extraordinary beauty of this part of the world in particular.
We run Himalayan-style treks in the rugged and mountainous Donegal, in Ireland. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal is an incredibly peaceful place with ever-changing skies and a stunning coastline. It never gets too crowded here and there are endless pristine beaches and mountains to wander around on. Like in the Himalaya, there isn’t a flat or straight road, path or walkway in sight. Its 5,000 years of history left Donegal with castles and religious sites scattered across its green landscape of great hills and lakes. Everywhere you go, friendly folk greet you with a cup a tea, myths and legends.
We also run Himalayan-style treks in Picos De Europa, Spain. It is the perfect training ground for our Himalayan treks because of the higher peaks, altitude and more challenging terrain. Picos is a place that has not been spoilt by tourism and still holds on to the traditional beliefs and customs. Ecological protection ensures that the brown bear and the unique flora and fauna are safe within this National Park. We also walk “The Way” on the famous Camino de Santiago, one of the most important Christian pilgrimages of medieval times. Legend has it that the bones of St. James, Jesus’s first disciple, are buried at Santiago de Compostela. Today, people of all faiths from around the world walk “The Way” for spiritual, health or personal reasons.
Do you fancy trekking the French Alps among 4,000 m peaks in the footsteps of the early Alpine explorers? The Haute Route was pioneered in 1924 and you can experience it for yourself. Grab your crampons and ropes and spend a week crossing glaciers and high altitude cols from Chamonix to Zermatt. Immerse yourself in big mountain terrain and hike from refuge to refuge, including the Bertol Hut, which overlooks the Bertol Pass, south of Arolla. Or try the fantastic hiking trails that wind their way up the mountains near the Mont Blanc and criss-cross the national parks. Experience an amazing heaven on earth in the French Alps.