Lamjung Himal trek
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Lamjung Himal trek in Nepal
  • TRIP TYPE: Trekking
  • TRIP GRADE: Demanding
  • TRIP STYLE: Camping
  • TRIP LEADER: Local Leader
  • GROUP SIZE: 2 - 10 people
  • NEXT DEPARTURE: 01 Oct 2022

Details

Lamjung Himal is a rarely trekked region in the Annapurna region. With this nine day trek you will see a wonderful cross section of Nepal and incredible views of Himalaya.

After a drive from Kathmandu the Lamjung trek starts from the small town of Besisahar. This is the traditional starting point of the famous Annapurna Circuit. Our trail does not follow the Marsyangdi Valley on the more popular trails of Annapurna. Instead our trail heads to the West through traditional Gurung villages and fields. Next you enter the forest zone with rhododendron and bamboo. Further up above the tree line into the alpine zone. We included this trek in our choice of 7 Best Annapurna Treks in Nepal.

Above the village of Ghanpokhara you start walking up a ridge.  In Nepal this known as a “danda". We follow this for three days staying at grazing grounds known as “kharkas” on the way up to Valley Camp at 3,717m. From here we walk up Rambrong West Summit (4,384m) and enjoy the viewpoint of Himalayan mountains. From the summit you can see Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m) and Mt Machapuchare known as Fish Tail (6,997m). In the West you can see Manaslu (8,163m) and Himal Chuli in the East.

From Valley camp the trail descends down another ridge. We follow this for three days to Tangting village. Along this ridge we camp at kharkas where there are also superb mountain views. From Tangting we drive to Pokhara. We stay here for two nights to enjoy the town by the lake before flying back to Kathmandu.

There are no lodges in Lamjung Himal region so we organise this trek as a camping style trek. The trails in Nepal with lodges are getting busier. Choosing a camping trek means you access a remote region less frequented by trekkers.

We sent an international leader, Natalie Wilson, to Lamjung Himal in October 2018. We have designed the itinerary based on her experience from this reconnaissance. Natalie came back full of enthusiasm for this trek as she did not see any other trekkers.

  • In October 2018 Natalie Wilson went on a reconnaissance trek for us. We have set up our Lamjung trek based on her experience and feedback.
  • We are Himalayan trekking specialists having operated trips in Nepal for many years. Roland Hunter has designed the itinerary from his first-hand experience of this trek.
  • Our AITO Traveller Reviews for Lamjung Himal have a holiday rating of 95%. Based on client feedback we won the 2018 Gold Award as AITO Tour Operator of the Year. Read more about our Testimonials and Awards.
  • We use Western branded tents for our camping treks in Nepal. These are high quality three person tents with space for two people plus gear.
  • We pay for private weather forecasts from EverestWeather.com. We also use in house forecasting throughout the duration of this trek.
  • We send a Thuraya satellite phone on our group treks in Nepal. Your leader will have reliable communications for logistics, planning and group safety.
  • We provide the porters with windproof jackets & trousers, crampons and shelter. We follow International Porter Protection Group (“IPPG”) guidelines.
  • We provide a range of tasty meals for breakfast, lunch and supper. We give everyone in the group a chocolate or muesli bar per day. For breakfast we provide fresh coffee from our Bialetti Moka coffee machine.
  • We bring a comprehensive medical aid kit.
  • Our team with first hand knowledge of this trek provides pre trip support. During high season we have someone from our UK Operations team based in Kathmandu.

Route Map

Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu

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Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu

We will meet on arrival at Kathmandu airport and driven back to the hotel. Please provide travel plans on booking and we will arrange the pick-up and transfer.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Breakfast

Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu

This is a one day guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley. We visit three out of the seven World Heritage Sites. You will start off by visiting Patan Durbar Square. Then drive to the Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath.  Our last stop of the day is at the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath. The tour is likely to finish around 4pm and the rest of the day is free to further explore Kathmandu.

Three major towns in the valley, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Each place has a great artistic and architectural traditions. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city in the country. Patan, the second largest separated from Kathmandu by Bagmati river. Bhaktapur, the third largest, is towards the eastern end of the valley. Its relative isolation reflected in its slower pace and more medieval atmosphere. In Kathmandu there is a bustle of activity especially in the bazaars and markets. While the city has expanded over the last 10 years it is still possible to see traditional buildings.

Drive to Besisahar (6 to 7 hours)

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Teahouse lodge

We leave Kathmandu early in the morning by private vehicle. It is a scenic drive with occasional glimpses of mountain peaks. At Dumre we turn off the Pokhara highway and drive north. We follow the Marsyangdi River to Besisahar.

During the months of April, May and October it will be very hot and humid. Temperatures are often more than 30 Degrees Celsius when at a lower elevation. It is important to bring plenty of water, wear a sun hat and apply sun cream.

Walking 6km (3 to 4 hours)

Walking ascent 820m

Walking descent 120m

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Camping

You follow a trail upwards from Besisahar through farmlands and rice terraces. We pass a Gurung monastery and the lovely village of Chami Danda (1,000m) with its small school. We take the jeep track for a short distance passing by several traditional houses. You can see the jeep track traverse its way round the ridge. At the right hand bend we take the trail straight up into the forest. It is quite steep and slippery in places. We cross a jeep track again as we continue walking uphill to the col. In Baglungpani we camp at the football pitch.

Walking 8km (4 hours)

Walking ascent 670m

Walking descent 165m

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Camping

We make our way through the village. We walk on a rarely used jeep track for fabulous views of Lamjung Himal (6,983m) and Manaslu (8,163m). Turning off the track we take a stepped stone path up the ridge. We pass through the quiet village of Kapurgaon with a small Gurung monastery. The next village of Ghalegaon is larger and it is likely you will have lunch here. You can explore the village while lunch is being prepared and there is a viewpoint and temple to see. We also have to check in at the ACAP office to show the permits. A lot of work has gone into improving the paths and there are many litter bins. The trail keeps going uphill passing the Samba Cheeling monastery.  Finally we reach the village of Ghanpokhara at 2,158m where we camp for the night.

Walking 7km (3 hours)

Walking ascent 730m

Walking descent 155m

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Camping

As we leave the village a sign guides us to the start of our hike uphill. We follow a forested ridge with the occasional kharka. After about 5km we reach a shepherd’s hut where we will stop for lunch. Leaving our lunch spot we head uphill on a stone stepped path. Further up we reach a couple of kharkas where we will spend the night.

Walking 6km (5 hours)

Walking ascent 705m

Walking descent 165m

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Camping

This morning we leave our clearing and again head uphill on a stoney stepped path. We reach a place called Palma Kharka (3,100m) where there are excellent views. We continue on a lovely trail through rhododendron. After a short steeper section we reach Thokyo at 3,400m. After 6km we start heading to the right of the ridge to find a good water supply for camp.

Walking 4km (5 to 6 hours)

Walking ascent 400m

Walking descent 90m

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Camping

Leaving camp we follow a pleasant undulating trail. This brings us into a lovely valley where we will spend a couple of nights. This is our Base Camp for walking up Rambrong West Summit (4,384m) tomorrow.

Walking 7 hours+

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Camping

We leave Valley camp and follow a faint trail heading towards the shepherd’s hut. We cross over several small streams. By following the path signposted to Dudh Pokhari we zig zag up a hill to a lovely kharka with water at 4,100m. There is a prominent rocky summit straight ahead. There is a path heading up to the left of it before curving around to the right. Follow this until you reach the first Col then follow the path ahead to next Col. This is the chance to bag a 4,000m summit. It is possible to walk further along the ridge but this would only be suitable for fit and strong walkers. The way is undulating as you need to lose some height then regain it up steep slopes.

Walking 12.5km (7 hours)

Walking ascent 880m

Walking descent 980m

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Camping

We retrace our steps a little way from our Valley camp, then turn right and start heading uphill to a clearing. From here we traverse around the hillside. We gain height until we reach a saddle. Then we drop down into a lovely valley with water and flat ground for lunch stop at 3,800m. After lunch we pick up our route heading South. It is a mix of good paths by streams and through clearings. We descend into deep forest as we undulate along the ridge. We descend on a steep path to a kharka. Then we ascend up and up to reach a pleasant campsite. There are spectacular views of Mt Machapuchare (6,997m) and the Annapurnas.

Walking 9km (5 to 6 hours)

Walking ascent 140m

Walking descent 840m

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Camping

The first 7.5km of this day follows the ridge up and down all the while enjoying the mountain views. After a hut and pond we turn right and descend on a steep trail through the forest. This is slippery and indistinct in places. The trail levels out and we arrive at a large kharka where we camp for the night.

Walking 6.5km (5 to 6 hours)

Walking ascent 60m

Walking descent (1,240m)

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Camping

From camp we continue downhill along a ridge where we arrive at a holy place that called Nain Fhiji. Leaving here we descend a long steep stone staircase. Finally we see the welcoming village of Tangting. The campsite is at the school. There is beer available, occasional wifi and chance for a well earnt rest.

Drive to Pokhara (2 hours)

Breakfast

Mount Kailash Resort in Pokhara

Drive to Pokhara in a private vehicle.

Breakfast

Mount Kailash Resort in Pokhara

Today you can relax and enjoy the lakeside town of Pokhara.

Fly to Kathmandu

Breakfast

Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu

We take the flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The view of the Himalayas from the left side of the plane is spectacular.

Fly home

Breakfast

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for the flight back home.  End of trip.

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What's Included

  • All internal transport and transfers including airport collections.
  • Internal flight. The flight is from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The weight allowance is 15kg for your main bag checked into the hold and 5kg for your day pack.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle.
  • Twin share rooms at Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu and at Kailash Resort in Pokhara. 
  • Breakfast only in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all meals included while on trek.
  • Twin share tents while on trek using our Western branded tents.
  • Trekking arrangements. Including permits and fees, tents, Sherpa guides, porters and cooks.
  • Porterage. The allowance for your main bag is 15kg.
  • Weather forecasts from EverestWeather.com.
  • Thuraya satellite phone for organising logistics and medical evacuations. It can also be also used for personal calls at extra cost.
  • GPS tracking on Google Maps. Your friends and family can track your progress during the trek.
  • Trekking map given to you on arrival to Kathmandu.
  • Rubberised luggage tag posted to you before departure.
  • Full financial protection. Our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL) number is 10921. Our Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (ABTOT) membership number is 5365).
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company. We are available by email, phone or face to face meetings.

What's Not Included

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu.
  • Travel & trekking insurance.
  • Nepal visa for 30 days at US$40 (approx £25).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal clothing & equipment, please see the Appendix for suggested kit list.
  • Tips (guidance on amounts included in our “Nepal Pre Trip Information” notes).
  • Other items not listed in “What is included”.

Accommodation

Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu

Hotel Tibet is in Lazimpat next to the Radisson. This is our usual hotel for our standard trips in Nepal.

We have used Hotel Tibet for over 15 years and our clients have enjoyed staying at this property. It has a good location, comfortable rooms and high level of service. There is a garden terrace next to the restaurant on the ground floor. On the fifth floor there is a roof terrace with the Yeti Bar overlooking the city.


Camping in Nepal

We use both Mountain Hardwear Trango 3.1s and Quechua tents for our camping treks in Nepal.

Mount Kailash Resort in Pokhara

Mount Kailash Resort is in a good location along a quieter section of Pokhara Lakeside. It has fine views of the lake and the mountains.

This is a modern property with an attractive garden and swimming pool. The rooms are spacious with attached bathrooms. The rooms have television, air-condition and free Wi Fi.


Practical Information

Typical Day On Camping Trek in Nepal

We provide a comfortable experience on our camping style treks. Our team works hard to support you so that you can relax and enjoy trekking in Nepal. We provide personal tents, mess tent, kitchen tent and toilet tent(s). The camp will be set up and dismantled by the trek crew. We bring along a cook and kitchen helpers to provide the meals.

The day starts with an early morning mug of tea brought to your tent by one of the trek crew. Before heading for breakfast you pack your overnight gear into your duffel bag. During breakfast the trek crew pack away the tents. The porters arrange their loads and set off on the trail in the cool of the morning. After breakfast, between 7am and 8am, we start walking.

The pace of the trek is moderate as there is plenty of time in the itinerary to reach the camp for tonight. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos and explore the local villages. Lunch will be around midday at a spot by the side of the trail. Our cooks prepare lunch for us and the food is usually ready by the time the group arrives.

After lunch we continue the walk and on most days we arrive to camp by mid afternoon. Some of the trek crew would have gone ahead of the group to set up camp and to put up the tents. On arrival to camp you will get a hot drink and biscuits. In the evening our cook will provide a three course meal in the mess tent around 6pm.

After supper the leaders will discuss the plan for the next day. Afterwards people might stay in the mess tent chatting about the day’s events or playing cards. After a tiring day most people head to their tent quite early for the night. Tomorrow is likely to be very similar as today! The only difference is that if we are crossing a high pass or climbing to a summit we leave camp earlier in the morning.

You can read more about our Camping Treks in Nepal on our Blog. This article explains the advantages of camping versus teahouse lodge treks. It also describes what the campsite set up is like and more about the food provided by our cooks.

Food provided on Camping Trek in Nepal

While on a camping style trek in Nepal we provide tasty and nutritional food. We make sure there is more than enough quantity to go around as trekkers will be hungry after a long day on the trail. Over the years we have worked on increasing the variety of the menus. We have expanded the list of ingredients provided to the cooks so they have more to work with. Also in 2015 we purchased two food dehydrators with a vacuum sealing machine. We dehydrate a large number of different vegetables in Kathmandu before departure. This has transformed the quality of food especially on longer treks to remote areas.

For breakfast we provide porridge or cereal, toast or chapatis and eggs. There will be hot drinks including tea, herbal teas, hot chocolate and coffee. We provide fresh coffee from our Bialetti Moka coffee machine.

For lunch we stop at a convenient spot with water at the side of the trail. The cook and kitchen walk ahead of the group in the morning and lunch should be ready shortly after our arrival. After lunch we have time to relax before starting to walk again in the afternoon.

On arrival at camp in the afternoon you have biscuits and a hot drink such as tea or coffee. Around 6pm we serve a three course meal in the mess tent. The starter is often soup with popcorn or poppadoms. We have a range of main dishes and carbohydrates including rice, potatoes or pasta.

We cater for a variety of dietary requirements. Our meals are suitable for vegetarians. If there is a meat dish then we also provide vegetarian options as standard. During booking we find out if you have any dietary needs and agree upon meal plans before departure. If you have any questions about the food provided please get in touch with us to discuss further.

Communications

We bring a Thuraya satellite phone for logistical, safety and personal use. Personal calls charged at £4 (US$5 or €4.50) per minute and £2 (US$3 €4.50) to send and receive SMS text.

Kit List for Lamjung Himal

This is the mandatory kit list for the safety of everyone in the group and to ensure a successful trek. You must have the following items tailored for Lamjung trek. The group leader will check your gear in Kathmandu before departure for the trek.

As a reminder, the weather on this trek will vary season to season and day to day as you ascend to higher elevations. At the start of the trek you will experience hot conditions with temperatures up to 25 Celsius. You experience the coldest temperatures in Valley camp at an altitude of 3,717m. Overnight lows here will be down to around -8 Celsius.

You should bring a rucsac or backpack for gear required during the day. Your pack should contain items such as warm clothes, jacket, camera, water bottles, personal first aid kit and snacks. The weight limit is 5kg. A porter will carry the rest of your personal equipment packed in a duffel or kit bag. The weight limit for your duffel bag is 15kg. Please mark your bag on the outside for easy identification.

Print the kit list and tick items off as you pack them then weigh your kit bag before you come on trek.

Footwear

  • Walking Boots. A pair of water repellent boots with ankle support. Boots must be in good condition, the best approach is to get new boots and break in before the trek.
  • Trail shoes. Used around camp and as a replacement if your walking boots fall apart!
  • Sandals. Enclosed sandals are best to protect your feet during river crossings. Required for river crossings as well as two trekking poles.
  • Walking socks.

Clothing

  • Waterproof and Windproof jacket (with hood) and trousers (goretex or similar). For use if it rains or snows during the trek and in windy conditions.
  • Trekking trousers. (eg. Mountain Hardwear Mesa V2 or The North Face Paramount Peak).
  • Soft Shell Trousers.
  • Long sleeve tops or shirts (not cotton).
  • Micro fleece.
  • Mid to heavyweight fleece or synthetic/ primaloft top.
  • Sleeveless/ gilet or body warmer type fleece / synthetic top. This will help keep your core warm while not bulking when layering up. Gilet used in combination with base layers, other fleeces and down jacket. This provides the most warmth and insulation.
  • Thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic).
  • Fleece or synthetic leggings. Worn around the camp or added as a layer when the temperatures start to drop higher up.
  • Medium weight down jacket.

Head and Gloves

  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens and/or gloves.
  • Wool or fleece hat.
  • Sun hat.
  • Bandana or scarf (eg. Buff Headwear).
  • Head torch. Bring extra batteries.
  • Sunglasses. The lenses need to be Category 4 rated. They should have side protection or wraparound design.

Personal equipment

  • Sleeping bag. Overnight lows down to -8 Celsius. It is possible to rent a bag from Shonas Rental in Kathmandu.
  • Fleece or silk liner for your sleeping bag. A liner protects your sleeping bag from getting dirty. Also helps by adding extra insulation to keep you warm at night.
  • Sleeping mat (eg.Thermarest). On trek we provide everyone with a foam mat. We recommend two layers for insulation and comfort. We also provide everyone with a pillow.
  • Day pack. Recommended size is around 40 litres. You need to have enough space to carry water bottles, camera, snacks and extra clothing and climbing gear. The pack should have a good waist belt. It is also a good idea to bring a rain cover to keep the contents dry.
  • Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organised. Or even better are fold dry bags such as from Exped.
  • Two water bottles. Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best. You may use a hydration pack lower down but the tube will freeze in the cold so ensure you still have two water bottles.
  • Trekking poles (Black Diamond with “Flick Lock” are best). Two poles are mandatory for your safety. These will be helpful on steep sections of the trail and river crossings. Also for walking on snow or ice higher up.
  • Pee bottle. Recommended as means you do not have to get up to find the toilet tent at night! For men you can use an old water bottle. For women take a look at SheWee.
  • Sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF.
  • Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Aqua or Aqua Mira).
  • Favourite snack food.
  • Books and cards etc.
  • Camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
  • Insurance certificate.
  • Earplugs (optional).
  • Baby wipes (optional).
  • Hand sanitizer. Keep this in your day pack for use after a toilet break during the trek or before eating any snacks. We provide sanitizer for use before meals.

Travelling

  • Duffel bag for your personal gear on the trek. Will be carried by a porter. Rugged and waterproof made of a plastic material. Size 100-120 litres. Eg. Mountain Equipment 100l or Rab 120l. Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag.
  • Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.
  • Toiletry bag with soap, travel towel, toothbrush etc. We provide toilet paper while on trek.

Personal first aid kit

We provide a comprehensive group first aid kit.  Please bring personal medications and other items you might use such as:

  • Any personal medications.
  • Blister treatment (Compeed patches are the best)
  • Rehydration powder (eg Dioralyte).
  • Analgesics (paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin).
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape.
  • Throat lozenges.
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatisation).

Threat and risk assessment for Lamjung Himal

You should be aware trekking in a developing country involves a risk of personal injury or death. You must accept these risks and be responsible for your own actions and involvement. Adventure travel requires an open and flexible attitude. You may experience extreme conditions and unpredictable weather. There could be last minute changes to the itinerary beyond our control. The ability to work in a team is an important aspect of our trips.

We have performed a threat and risk assessment for our Lamjung trek. Our trips have a degree of risk. This is part of the attraction of adventure travel and why so many people choose to join this type of holiday. By identifying the hazards we assess the level of risk. We have control measures in places to reduce this happening or to reduce the impact.

Our risk assessment is available to clients on request. We have listed below a summary of the significant risks and hazards identified by us:

  • Falls and trips resulting in physical injury eg. slipping on ice or falling off the path.
  • Altitude illness including but not limited to AMS, HACE and HAPE.
  • Getting lost or becoming separated from group.
  • Severe bad weather and conditions when camping.
  • Climatic injuries (dehydration, sunburn, heat exhaustion, hypothermia or heat stroke). Please note during the months of April and October it will be very hot and humid at the start of the trek.
  • Crossing a river with no bridge resulting in drowning and/ or a fall.
  • Rock fall and landslides.
  • Snow and ice avalanches.
  • Lightning strike.
  • Wildlife, pack animals (e.g. donkeys or horses) or stray dogs. Pack animals can knock people off the path. Dogs can attack and bite. Discuss rabies vaccination with your doctor.
  • Earthquake.
  • Risk of fire in the hotel or lodge.
  • Endemic local diseases. Discuss vaccinations with your doctor before departure.
  • Physiological injury. Such as heart attack, appendicitis, hernia, toothache etc. in a remote area.
  • Road traffic or flight accidents. Read paragraph “Internal flight".
  • Contaminated food and/ or water.

This trip visits a remote area. You are away from the usual emergency services and medical facilities. Evacuation for a serious injury requiring hospitalisation could take up to several days. This delay could impede your ensuing recovery. Helicopters are the usual means of evacuation. They are not always available or hindered by poor weather and flying conditions.

Internal Flights in Nepal

Flights from Nepal’s Short Take-Off & Landing (“STOL”) airstrips are dependent on weather. Delays often happen if there is poor visibility or high winds.For our itineraries with flights to or from STOL we include one extra day in Kathmandu at the end of the trip. This is in case of delays flying back. If the delays are longer we will help reschedule your international flights. There is likely to be a fee charged by the airline for this. You also have to pay for costs incurred in Kathmandu as a result of the delay such as accommodation and meals.

You should read the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (“FCDO”) travel advice to Nepal. For their latest advice take a look at their Safety & Security section under Air TravelThere have been some recent air accidents in Nepal. The European Union has banned Nepalese airlines from flying to Europe. For more information on Nepal’s air safety profile take a look at Aviation Safety Network.

Suggested reading and maps for Annapurna region

Maps

Annapurna Trekking Map by Himalayan Maphouse. Scale: 1:900,000. We include in your welcome pack when you arrive in Nepal. National Geographic Annapurna Trekking 1:135,000.

Books

Annapurna south face. By Chris Bonnington.

Himalayan Pilgrimmage. By David Snellgrove.

Annapurna. By Maurice Herzog.

True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent on Annapurna. By David Roberts.

The Ascent of Rum Doodle. By WE Bowman.

A Nepalese Journey: The Essence of the Annapurna Circuit (Mountain Photography). By Andrew Stevenson.

Nepali Phrasebook by Lonely Planet.

Trip Reviews

Review by Tess on 24/11/2019

An amazing experience exceeding expectations We trekked and camped on the Lamjung Himal trek for 10 days. Totally away from all the trappings of civilisation, simply surrounded by majestic mountains. Very well looked after by the Nepalese crew and guides. Meticulous pre-trip information, was able to ask any questions. All possibilities covered. P ...

Review by Dzo on 25/11/2019

Great mountain views away from the crowds This was a challenging but enjoyable trek that took us away from all the other tourists for a wonderful 10 days. Camping is the way to go for those of us who want to escape the crowds and don't mind the discomfort! Roland is a serious operator who takes care not to accept clients who are unfit for his tre ...

Review by trekrookie on 01/12/2019

Camping in undiscovered Nepal My husband and I have been thinking of trekking in Nepal for years but we only booked our holiday a few weeks before going and we were the only 2 participants in our trek. Our first surprise on the first day was discovering our large entourage of guides, cooks and porters just for the 2 of us. The next 9 days of the t ...

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