Trekking Nepal & Nepal Tours
Experience, explore and discover Nepal’s majestic mountains, rain forests, colourful history and rich culture. Our Nepal trekking tours and day tours offer you easy access to this wonderful Himalayan country.
If you’re reading this, you are probably considering trekking Nepal or visiting on a tour. Here you will discover the basics to know before you go and which of Namaste Nomad’s Nepal tours is just what you need to make it happen.
Nepal is renowned for its mountain scenery. Eight of the world’s fourteen 8000 m peaks lie within its borders. This splendid mountain scenery has made it one of the world’s premiere trekking destinations. Both the Annapurna circuit and the Everest base camp trek have become legendary treks famed for there mountain scenery. But Nepal is more than just mountains, a rich history has left Nepal with an array of temples and palaces, while along the plains Chitwan National Park is home to a variety of game including the rare Asian rhinoceros and tigers We can arrange trips for you or your group’s specific interest, whether it be trekking in the Himalayas, touring Nepal’s cultural sites, or spotting rhinos from the back of an elephant in Chitwan National Park. To book your adventure or find out more contact us today.
Nepal and trekking are synonymous with each other. The mountain scenery is breathtaking. Weather you chose to trek in the Annapurna region or the Everest region you are sure to encounter countless jaw dropping vistas.
Gazing at the highest mountain in the world from Kala Pattar, and visiting the historic Everest Base Camp is a life long dream for many people. For high altitude Himalayan alpine vistas, few regions can match the region surrounding Mt. Everest know as the Kumbu. With the opportunity to gaze in awe at four 8000 m peaks, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lotse, and of course Mt Everest. The typical trek to Everest Base Camp takes approximately 12 to 14 days to complete starting from Lukla. For those with more time the trekking possibilities in this region are nearly limitless. In addition to the Everest Base Camp valley there are three other valleys, the Bhote Valley, Gokyo Valley, and Chukhung Valley, all offering fabulous mountain vistas. The valleys can be linked together in a grand tour of the region via three spectacular 5000 m passes. Another option to extend the trek is to follow the footsteps of the early Everest expeditions by hiking into the region, rather than flying to Lukla, via the strenuous but rewarding trail from Jiri to Namche through the middle hills, typically taking about 7 days.
The classic Annapurna Circuit or Around Annapura takes approximately 16 to 20 days to complete, reaching a maximum altitude of 5416 m over the Thorung La. The Annapurna Circuit owes its popularity its diversity both culturally and geographically. Starting and ending in the lower altitude middle hills inhabited by predominately Hindu villages where terraced rice patties cover the hillsides the trail climbs into the Buddhist region of Manang and the lower Mustang valley where barley is the staple crop and snow covered peaks dominate the valleys. For those with more time this trek can be extended with side trips to Tilicho Lake, at just under 5000 m one of the highest lakes in the world, and a trip to snow capped mountain encircled Annapurna Base Camp, know as the Annapurna Sanctuary. For those with less time on their hands the Annapura Base Camp can be visited on a shorter 7 to 9 day trek taking in the famed Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill along the way. Another shorter and less demanding trek involves flying into Jomsom and completing the second half of the Annapurna Circuit, know as the Jomsom Trek. The Jomsom Trek typically takes 7 to 9 days to complete and avoids the strenuous climb over the Thorung La.
There is more to Nepal than just mountains. We can arrange tours of the historic sites and cities around the Kathmandu Valley including Patan, Bodnath, and Bhaktapur. If wild life is your thing we can arrange tours of Chitwan National Park where you can admire the rare Asian rhinoceros and it luck is on you side maybe even glimpse a tiger. Contact us today to book or find out more about a tour to fit you individual interests.
We will work with you or your group to create a customized itinerary that meets your needs and interests. We will provide a knowledgeable guide to enrich your trekking experience, porters (if desired), food and lodging along the trekking route, trekking permits, as well as National Park and Conservation Area entry. Contact us for more information and booking.
Mohan Nepal, native guide and founder of Namaste Nomad, has made countless treks and trips around Nepal and still finds trekking Nepal exciting. His vast experience and insider knowledge has been applied in developing unique Nepal tours to show you the best of the country.
Nepal trekking tours
We offer a wide choice of tours for trekking Nepal, with varying duration and locations. Browse through our upcoming tours and contact us for further information or to book a private group tour.
Nepal day tours
Are you looking for a day tour while in Nepal? We have some options for you to discover this amazing Himalayan country.
Good to know
Here is some useful information about your destination! Refer to our FAQ further below for more information related to travel and trekking in Nepal.
Nepal trekking and travel FAQ
Do I need a visa for Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need a visa to enter Nepal. To obtain a visa before travel, apply directly at the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your country. Citizens of many countries may obtain a visa on arrival from immigration offices at the entry points to Nepal. A visa can be obtained at TIA Airport with a payment of USD $40 and two passport-sized photos. Visas can be extended, if required, for an additional USD $30.
What kinds of treks do you offer for different budgets?
Currently, we are running three types of treks at different price points. All trips that are run on the classic trekking routes are either via tea house or upgraded lodge treks. All of our off-the-beaten-path treks require us to bring our own camping and kitchen facilities.
Tea House Trek: This is a budget-oriented trip that provides only the essentials necessary for the trek. We provide a guide to show you the way and a porter to carry the gear. You stay and eat in local tea houses along the way.
Upgraded Lodge Trek: We have chosen the nicest lodges available and upgrade the services provided so that you receive the cleanest and most comfortable stay possible. In addition to your experienced guide and porter, we provide a personal cook to prepare all snacks and meals with our own utensils, an extra porter to clean all bathroom facilities to the standards you expect and bed and pillow covers.
Camping Treks: We carry all the gear, pitch every camp and cook all meals. We provide a guide, porters, a cook and in-depth knowledge of these unique areas. All camping spots have the best possible view of your surrounding environment.
For more information, refer to the Himalaya Trekking FAQ.
What will the weather be like?
Weather affects everything in Nepal and trekking is no exception. Sudden rainstorms or snow flurries are always a possibility. The weather during the trekking season is somewhat more stable. Your guide will pay close attention to weather reports.
Is the country politically stable and safe?
Nepal is a relatively new democracy covering a very diverse political and religious population. As such, there are occasional disturbances or protests in some parts of the country, but they generally do not affect the daily lives of the general population.
How can we respect the local culture during our trek?
With its diverse ethnic groups and traditional beliefs, Nepal has some cultural practices which may be unusual to a visitor. To enjoy your stay in this remarkable country while causing the least disturbance, here is a list of things to consider:
- The formal greeting in Nepal is “Namaste” and it is said while placing the palms together in front of the chest.
- Remove your shoes before entering a Nepali home, temple or stupa.
- Never touch anything or anyone with your feet. This is considered an offence.
- Do not use your utensils or hands being used for eating to touch another person’s food, plate, cooking utensil or serving dish. It is considered impure.
- Also do not eat from another person’s plate or drink from another person’s bottle or glass. You may pour water from a bottle into your mouth without touching it.
- Seek permission before entering a Hindu temple. Many Hindu temples do not allow Westerners to enter.
- Leather articles are prohibited inside the temple area.
- Walking around temples or stupas is done clockwise.
- Take photographs of people and sacred places or objects only after receiving permission.
- In general, dress modestly. Women should avoid any revealing clothes.
- Public displays of affection between men and women are frowned upon.
- When a person shakes the head side to side, it denotes agreement.
- Develop a genuine interest to meet and talk to Nepali people and respect their local customs.