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Ghorepani and Poon Hill Ascent (3,210m)

With impressive views of Annapurna, this trip is perfect for anyone looking for a beautiful, time-friendly trek that is rich in culture.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is frequently mentioned as one of the world’s best hiking trails. Situated in the heart of the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trek distance measures about 97 miles/156 km in 14 days and the remote trail route takes you to the base of the highest point on planet Earth, an imposing 8,848m tall Mount Everest. Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days is a challenging, yet fulfilling hike in the famous Everest trail that initially started from Lukla through the banks of Dudh Koshi river. As you hike across a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park, you’ll reach the mountain town, Namche Bazar, a popular acclimatization spot and commercial hub of native Sherpa people. After spending the nights in tea houses of the Everest region, you push on passing the clifftop monastery in Tengboche, fallen climbers memorial in Dingboche and a small settlement of Sherpas for overnight stay in Lobuche, en route. Then, come the tough part of adventurous journey, which take you to the Everest Base Camp. Here you will spot the expeditions team setting their camp for an ascent to Mount Everest (mostly spring season) along with a spectacular view of the Himalayas, Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. Afterwards, you can hike on Kalapathar at an elevation of 5,555 m for panoramic view of magnificent Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho yu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and neighboring peaks. Then, you will make a return journey following the same trails back to the gateway to Everest, Lukla village. Trekkers in the Everest region will get a fascinating insight into unique Sherpa traditions, culture and their lifestyle. Plus, the raging rivers, narrow suspension bridges, mountain villages, diversified flora and fauna, sacred mani stones, Buddhist monasteries, colorful prayer flags, mountain ridges, lush forests filled with rhododendrons and conifers will not be forgotten easily. Taking a domestic flight from Lukla, you will finally arrive in Kathmandu enjoying spectacular scenery of the hills and the mountains. Trekking to Everest Base Camp may be exacting, but offers you an incredible experience of a lifetime. Every year we embark on the Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days that have been revered by thousands of trekkers and climbers as an adventure destination. Our teams of highly dedicated, licensed trekking guide are ever ready to help you wholeheartedly and make your travel experience a pleasant one. Come and be a part of Nepal’s most famous trek with Ace the Himalaya.

Annapurna Circuit Biking

Explore the world's highest mountain bike playground, as you reach a maximum altitude of 5,416m on the world-famous Thorong La Pass.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek to the base of the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest (8848), offers the ultimate challenge for trekkers and adventurers. Filled with breathtaking mountain panoramas and charming Sherpa settlements, the trail goes up the Dudh Koshi Valley to Namche Bazaar and Kala Patthar (5555m), the highest point of the trek. This is a walk on the wild side. If you are up for the challenge, this is one of the most inspiring places in the world to do it. This Everest Base Camp Trek is a great introductory lodge trek that offers sensational mountain views and an insight into the lives of the Sherpa people. After exploring the temples, shrines and bazaars of Kathmandu, we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Koshi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, capital of the Khumbu Sherpas, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A rest day here aids acclimatization and there are great optional walks to enjoy the area. We then follow the trail to Tengboche, located high on a ridge where a magnificent 360-degree panorama awaits. The views of Everest, Lhotse-Nuptse Wall, Ama Dablam and Kantega dominate this peaceful and spiritual location – surely one of the most tranquil and inspiring places in the world. While passing Buddhist monasteries, views of Everest get closer every day. This stunning trek visits Everest Base Camp (5,365 m), which is a premier goal for many adventurous walkers in the Himalayas, and Kala Patthar (5,555 m), a viewpoint recognised as the best vantage point to see Mount Everest. After trekking to Base Camp and Kala Patthar, we return at leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek

Hike through Sherpa villages and glacial moraines to Everest Base Camp, then take a helicopter back down.

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

What better way to see Mt Everest than in a helicopter ride? Everest Base Camp Heli Trek offers you a chance to trek in the famed Everest region but only for a few days in lower altitudes. This means the trek isn’t challenging and anyone can sign up for this. And the main twist or attraction of this trip is, a helicopter will pick you up from Namche Bazaar and take you to Everest over Khumbu Valley and Glacier, Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. The tiring long day walks to Everest are replaced by a comfortable ride on a helicopter that offers you bird’s eye views of the Everest region and up close view of the Himalayan giants.

Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam 6,856m (22,494ft) is one of the most stunning peaks in the Himalaya and one of the most impressive mountains in the world. It is located the heart of Everest’s Khumbu region, it lies directly above Tengboche Monastery on the well-worn path to Everest Base Camp and is admired by thousands of trekkers and climbers every year. This expedition offers a superb, technical climbing experience in a magnificent setting, with numerous cultural and scenic diversions. Like the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, Ama Dablam epitomizes all that is grand about the mountains. Its striking features have become a familiar figure to the public through its adoption as the logo of ‘Perpetual’, an international assurance company, and numerous posters and books throughout the world. Such impressive beauty has made Ama Dablam a highly coveted prize for climbers. Since its first ascent in 1961 by an Anglo-American-New Zealand team, it has been climbed frequently and by many different routes. Our route will be by the original line of ascent, the South West Ridge. This gives a fine and varied climb, sustained at a reasonable level of difficulty and with good camp platforms at strategic points. The climbing provides interest on rock, snow and ice and although of a fairly technical nature, in normal conditions it is never very difficult. Apart from one short section, the climb is objectively very safe. If you have the necessary experience and wish to participate fully as a team member of an expertly led expedition to one of the world’s most impressive mountains, this could be the trip for you! You can take our Ama Dablam Expedition as a training program for your Everest or any 8000 meters peaks expedition.

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak expedition

Everest Base Camp with Island Peak expedition takes you to the acclimatization hike to the most popular trekking destination of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthhar first for the close-up views of Mt. Everest before scaling the Island Peak. It was the name given to the mountain in 1952 by Eric Shipton who thought it to be reminiscent of an island in a sea of ice. It is also known as “Imja Tse” in the local Sherpa language. Before the trek, we explore the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu with an authorized city guide. The cultural sightseeing will be an amazing experience. On the next day, we take an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It’s a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar, capital of the Khumbu Sherpas, where we are again greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. A rest day here aids acclimatization and there are great optional walks to enjoy the are This Everest Base Camp with Island Peak Expedition include continuous trek to Tengboche, Dingboche, Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp. After enjoying the magnificent views of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks, we continue to descend towards Chukhung. After a day of walking from Chukhung, we reach the Island Peak Base Camp to prepare for to attempt the peak. It may take an additional day or two to scale the peak depending on weather conditions. For some people reaching to the summit from the base camp is a day activity. After a successful Island peak expedition by climbing, we return at our leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.

Everest High Passes Trek

Everest High Passes Trek presents an exceptional chance to witness gigantic Himalayan ranges over 8000m including the highest Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and the Ngozumpa Glacier– the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas. We will see the sights of Gokyo valley which has a collection of stoned houses and meadows on the shore of a great lake, Dudh Pokhari. Most importantly, we will cross the three high passes in the Everest Region. On the second day after your arrival, you will be able to visit and explore the ancient historical and religious sites situated at the three cities of Kathmandu Valley; Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. You will get to see the authentic Newari culture, the palaces of Royal Kings residing in the valley during the medieval era. To begin our trekking from Lukla Airport, we walk down to the Dudh Koshi River. From here we will stick with the major track to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous village situated in a huge secluded bowl-shaped region; you will have a marvelous experience. And the remarkable sight of the Khumbu mountains like Ama Dablam ( 6856m), Thamserku (6608m) as well as immense vistas of Everest will spell bind you. We will also walk on the messy, risky moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier – the main glacier in Nepal. We will be enchanted by varied scenery of the Gokyo Valley including the series of beautiful Gokyo Lake. We will get to observe the first lake Longpongo situated at the height of 4690m. Subsequently, the second lake, Taboche Tsho totally enthralls us with its shiny turquoise blue water alluring in the sun. We will also notice that the Gokyo village set by the third lake and Cho-Oyu peak as a backdrop provide a wonderful sight here. This trek gives the best opportunity to trek along the three beautiful passes situated at high elevation in the Everest Region namely Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass and Renjo La Pass. The beautiful view from the passes almost knocks everyone off the knees. However, it is equally challenging. There aren’t much facilities here and is located in the remote area of Everest Region. This part of the trek is thus one of the adventurous yet beautiful experiences the trekkers can have.

Everest Base Camp Drive In Drive Out Trek

This splendid Everest Base Camp Drive In Drive Out Trek , which follows the footsteps of the earliest climbers and trekkers, doesn’t have the internal flights. It is a perfect fit for those who want to avoid the famous Lukla flights. Since no flights are involved and a 4WD drive is taken, we don’t have to worry about the unexpected bad weather which usually hampers the Lukla flights. As we start the trek from lower altitude than Lukla and have many days before we reach Everest Base Camp, this trek is best from acclimatization standpoint. We start the trip from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, in a 4WD. The 4WD goes through a paved road until Salleri which is for 8 to 9 hours of the total drive. Beyond Salleri, it is dirt road until the day’s destination of Jubing which takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach. It is the starting point of our trek and we begin our journey to Everest here. In this multi-day trek, we will pass through Namche Bazaar (the Sherpa capital), Tengboche Monastery (the largest in the region), Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and finally reach Everest Base Camp. This is the closest we get to Mt Everest without mountaineering equipment. There is an optional hike to Kala Patthar, the highest point of the trek. And then it is a downward trek all the way to Jubing and a long ride to Kathmandu. This trek is operated only in dry seasons from October 10 to December and from January to May. It is because the road from Salleri to Jubing isn’t paved and it gets affected by the monsoon rains, making the road impossible to pass by vehicles.

Island Peak Adventure

Island Peak is 6,187 m high and one of the most popular and busy climbing peak in Nepal, also known as Imja Tse, lies in the Khumbu Himalayan range. Climbing this peak gives the best satisfaction every amateur and the serious climber can dream of. If you are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen your experience towards peak climbing expedition beyond simply trekking in Nepal, this is the mountain for you. Our professionally designed itinerary offers you a couple of days extra at the same town to get acclimatized. We head for Island Peak Climbing after the essential climbing practice course which is briefed and instructed by our Climbing Sherpa on various aspects of climbing techniques. Your historical effort to summit the peak will be rewarded with probably one of the best panoramic views in the world as you feel Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and Makalu are almost touching the tip of your nose. Descending with a sense of achievement, our route takes us into many cultural sites, such as Pangboche, a traditional Sherpa village Tengboche famous for its ornately decorated Tibetan monasteries and Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa Capital and cultural center of Khumbu. Our Island peak Group trek departure every week from Kathmandu, private trek can be arranged any time, view our selected departure dates.

Mera Peak Expedition

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. It is situated on the edge of the famous Khumbu Region, which is dominated by Mount Everest. Although very high, Mera Peak is a straight forward climb and is frequently ascended by groups and an individual whose only climbing qualifications are that they are fit and have an out-going sense of adventure. The trek takes us south from the airstrip at Lukla, trekking through beautiful forested hillsides and over several passes before climbing up to the Mera La. After the climb, we descend directly to Lukla. The Mera Peak Expedition is a high-altitude trek and climb. Participants need to be fit and conversant with the use of an ice-axe and crampons. Instruction in the use of these will be given at our base camp near the Mera La if required. In good conditions, it is possible for a fit party to reach the summit and return to Khare in one day. This is a rewarding experience as it provides glorious views of Nepal and a vista that takes in Kangchenjunga and Makalu to the east and Everest appearing over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north. To the west stands the spires of Ama Dablam and Kang Taiga and in the distance is the mighty bastion of Cho Oyu. This is a fine panorama of many of the world’s highest peaks. The climb itself takes the north face glacier in a steady rise to the summit ridge which leads, in an exposed and exciting situation, to the top. After the mountain has been climbed, we return by a direct route across a dramatic ridge to Lukla and the flight to Kathmandu. The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. It can change within few hours which is why a spare day has been added keeping the fact in mind. In case of bad weather on the day of summit, you can climbg the summit the following day. Otherwise, if the weather remains good and works in the favour, then the spare day can be utilized to rest or to relax anywhere in the trail or at Lukla which offers a lot of good restaurants, bars, bakeries, etc. Lukla has many good places to hangout. All the trekkers and climbers celebrate the success and end of their trip in Lukla.

Everest Base Camp Deluxe Trek

Everest Base Camp Deluxe trek gives the opportunity to be a part of the stunning yet adventurous 35-minute flight between Kathmandu and Lukla that takes us to the gateway of the Everest region. The abundance of diverse flora and fauna in the surrounding of Lukla and Namche can be explored through the trek. The incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas at Tengboche Monastery impresses the visitors. Travel through the friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, the plain of Gorakshep and the broad summit of Mt. Kalapatthar, the most accessible point from which to view Mt. Everest from the base. The views from Kalapatthar include a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountain peaks. Revel in the spectacular views of Mt. Everest – the roof of the world – as well as other mighty Himalayan summits like Lhotse, Nutpse, Amadablam, and Thamsherku to name a few, while walking on the Khumbu Glacier. The Everest Base Camp trip gives you a glimpse into the life of the “mountain people” living in the heart of the Himalayas. Embark on the Everest Base Camp journey for one of the most memorable treks you will ever encounter. Ace the Himalaya has created this Everest Base Camp deluxe trek to meet and exceed customer satisfaction in luxury, quality and experience. The lodging choices along the route are designed to entail the best the country has to offer. Ace has mixed together the highest standard accommodations with local flavor guaranteeing our guests sleep soundly in the most comfortable environment available. This Everest Base Camp deluxe trek comprises of 4 nights stay in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu and 11 nights stay in the best lodge along the trek. As the altitude increases, the guesthouses become rare and the basic service they provide might be the best they can offer. The services given by the hotels at Kathmandu, Namche and the hotels up in the mountains cannot be compared due to the geographical and altitudinal conditions. However, your hard days of trekking will still be perfectly complemented by a comfortable and memorable stay through the trip. Our Everest base camp deluxe trek departs every week from Kathmandu. Private treks can be arranged any time, view our selected departure dates here. If our set departure dates are not convenient for you, you may choose Private departures by selecting your own convenient tour date. These types of departure are best suited to couples, families, charity and small groups of friends. Customized itinerary are available as per your travel need.

Everest Panorama Trek

Everest Panorama Trek is a less strenous trek in the foothills of Mount Everest region that starts with a 35-minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla’s tiny airstrip. This trekking follows the trail to Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m) via Lukla and Namche Bazaar. It is a short trek giving you a really superb view of the world’s highest snow-capped peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Amadablam. Visiting a succession of Sherpa villages, surrounded by fluttering prayer flags and glistening snow-capped peaks, the popular myth of ‘Shangri La’ will seem all-too-real. Everest Panaroma trek definitely gives a great introduction to Sherpa lifestyle, country culture along with beautiful mountain views. For first time trekkers to Nepal, Everest panoroma trek is one of the most popular destination. Moreover, Everest panaroma trek is suited for those people who haven’t had enough time for a longer trek into the high mountains.

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal is out of the way gems and little known trekking destination in Nepal. Lying south to one of the most popular trekking route; Annapurna Base Camp, very few trekkers has explored the rugged yet beautiful trail route to Mardi Himal. This trek can be a best route for trekkers who love to have fewer crowds of people even during the favorable seasons unlike other treks. The chirping of the birds and walking under the shades of trees provides the unique taste of trek which is very uncommon in other trail. The major highlights of Mardi Himal Trek are Mardi Himal Base Camp, traditional Nepali villages, people’s lifestyle, up close view of the mountains including Mt. Annapurna South, Himchuli and Mt. Machhapuchre, green lush forest throughout the trail, to name a few. Mardi Himal Trek is a blend of easy and moderate trek that largely depends on your trekking experiences. Moreover, it can be the best option for beginners to challenge the high altitude adventure. The maximum altitude for the trek is 4,250 m at the Upper view point or the 4,500 m at the Mardi Himal Base Camp. The panoramic view of the mountains; Annapurna South, Himchuli and Machhpuchhre (Fishtail) will fill your heart with every spirit of adventure. Indeed, the flora and fauna, the green rich forests of Oak and Maple and the gorgeous national flower Rhododendron along the trails cannot be forgotten easily. Mardi Himal Trek is simply the best trek not only for magnificent mountain views, but also to discover the traditional village life and a true countryside of Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

This 16-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal combines the cultural sightseeing of two must-visit cities of Nepal and high-altitude trekking in the famous Annapurna Region. The trip starts from Kathmandu where you will spend a day exploring its heritage sites, which are Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. They all are listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. We then take a tourist bus to Pokhara. This city of Lakes is a trekker’s hub. Next day, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal starts from Hile and we walk towards Poon Hill. Poon Hill offers the best views of the mighty Annapurna Range. Then, we progress towards the Annapurna Base Camp, enjoying the spectacular mountainscape and the massive Himalayas. Once we reach there and spend a night, we will return back through the same trails. A stop at Jhinu allows us to take bath at natural hot springs. The end point of the trek is Syauli Bazaar, from where we take a drive to Pokhara. Once we return back to Pokhara, we will enjoy boating in pristine Fewa Lake and spend a day sightseeing in the city’s attractions. On the day we return back to Kathmandu, there will be a farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with some cultural dance program.

Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek

Nar Phu valley trek is one of the rare and privileged trek in the restricted region of Nar-Phu valley. Lying on the most remote side of Manang, the access to this beautiful place is provided only with a purchased permit. During the winter season these areas are completely filled with snow thus the trek and exploration is only possible during the other seasons. The two valleys of Nar and Phu are the main highlights along with the canyons, the dense deep forests, the waterfalls, suspension bridges, the two famous passes Kangla Pass and Thorong La Pass and none other than the Himalayan ranges. The trip begins with the exploration and sightseeing around the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. The trek starts on the third day from Jagat. The trails are rough, rugged, winding yet the sceneries captivate the trekker throughout the journey. The Buddhist monasteries, chortens, the prayer flags along the trail makes one feel like traveling through the Tibetan region. The trek also takes us to the Muktinath temple. It is believed that a person gets salvation upon visiting the temple. The final scenic flight to Pokhara allows one to enjoy the view of the Himalayan ranges and the beautiful Pokhara valley. The last day at Pokhara can be utilized by sightseeing around the various lakes and used to rest and relax. Since the normal Annapurna Circuit has been easily accessed by motorable roads, Nar Phu Valley trek can be a good replaceable trail to enjoy the trek along the countryside of Nepal.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit Trek has become renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world with lush green valleys and fascinating villages that offer impressive snow-capped views of the white Himalayas. Starting from less than 1,000 meters, it gives us a chance to explore the Himalayas from bottom to top and from many different angles and perspectives. This three week trek starts right from Syange which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village, inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the Himalayas. Continuing to the north of the main Himalayan range to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking. The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit is the Thorong La Pass at the top of the valley at 5,416 m. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many people to manage in one day. As we descend to the west at Muktinath, from the pass we continue to the barren Tibetan like village of the Kali Gandaki – the world’s deepest gorge, passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorong La Pass from Manang to Muktinath, we head to Tatopani for hotsprings and climb Poon Hill before descending to Pokhara. Update: The construction of the roads in Annapurna has affected the trekking in some places. The roads aren’t as busy as the highways and not all trekking is done on the roads but we want to avoid them as much as we can and make your experience better. So, we have changed our routes where it is possible. To reach Manang, our itinerary goes via Upper Pisang and Ngawal via natural trails. And, to reach Jomsom from Muktinath, our itinerary goes via a mountain pass called Lubra Pass. At Jomsom to Tatopani section, the road is busier than any other place and it is unavoidable. So we have kept a local shared 4WD drive which takes 5 hours and saves you 1 day.

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek

Tilicho Lake at 5,200 m collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorong Peak. It is claimed to be the highest located lake in the world. We will leave Kathmandu on a private 4WD vehicle to Syange. The drive lasts for 7 or 8 hours depending on the road condition and the traffic. The treking starts from Syange which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the Himalayas. We have customized this route as it is basically the same as Annapurna Circuit. From Manang instead of taking the valley north to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka, this route goes to the main valley to the west and passes through the Khangshar Village and reaches Tilicho Lake. Then we travel to Yak Kharka and cross Thorong La Pass at the elevation of 5,416 m. After the pass, we head down to Muktinath and then to Jomsom from where a 30-minute scenic flight takes us to the Pokhara. From Tilicho Lake we also have the option of crossing the challenging Moesokanta La Pass to Jomsom instead of traveling to the Thorong La Pass but additional equipment including tents are required.

Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda trek is a newly introduced trekking trail in the Annapurna region. This trek offers the same stunning views and sceneries of the Annapurna regions as the other treks of the Annapurna region does. What’s different about this trek is that, it offers all those views from different angle and different perspective. Khopra Danda Trek is not as hard as other treks. This trek is suitable for trekkers who are here with their families having children or older members as the trails are made properly and are easy to walk on. If you are looking for something with short and easy hike offering you the best view possible with less fewer crowds, Khopra Danda trek might fulfill your request. Khopra Danda trek is also known with the name of Khopra Ridge Trek or Khayer Lake Trek. This trek is recently introduced so the trails are quite unspoiled and exotic. Trekkers who have done this trek have stated that this trek is one of the best viewpoint trek in western Nepal. In this trek the trail passes through densely forested path filled with rhododendrons, oaks, bamboos, and pines. Languor monkeys are common to see in this trail as well. The routes in this trek offers us with the most amazing views of everything Nepal has to offer from the whole Annapurna region and other beautiful mountains to rural villages and rice fields. Khayer Lake is probably the most beautiful lake that you will see in this trek.

Tsum Valley Trek

The Tsum valley lying in the northern part of Manaslu was a restricted region until 2008. The trekking route and trails has been discovered not long ago which makes this region raw, undiscovered and worth traveling to. Tsum valley was once a part of Tibet which is why the religion, art, lifestyle, monasteries, prayer flags all portray the Tibetan culture. This valley is completely different from all the trekking routes as one can find variation not only in lifestyle and culture but also in vegetation, geography and landscapes. During the trek a trekker can realize the sub-tropical region slowly changing into semi-arid region, the change in climate and the change in weather as well. The trip to Tsum Valley begins with the sightseeing in the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu and by driving to Machha Khola the next day. Machha Khola will be the starting point of our trek. Following the trail, we witness beautiful rhododendron forests, pine forests, conifer forests, and various waterfalls along the way. The view of the Himalayas hide and seeks time and again throughout the trail. We also visit monasteries like Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa etc. and explore the Tibetan culture and traditions. Some of the mountains that can be witnessed during the trek includes Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. This region is less exposed thus is a less-touristy area which makes the trails unbeaten, the Gompas unexplored and the stories unheard.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trekking around Manaslu circuit offers quite a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably untouched region of Nepal. This region sees few trekkers, which makes the visit here more exclusive and unspoiled. Manaslu, open for trekking since 1991, provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is now a controlled trekking route, allowing organized trekking group’s special permits to gain entry into this region to venture round its spectacular Manaslu circuit. Manaslu has a unique environment, which is exceptionally rich in biodiversity that has made this region one of the finest tourist destinations of Nepal for many years. The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area consist of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna. All features of this region, have made it as one of the most attractive places of Nepal. The Manaslu trekking route is less crowded and provides the basic facilities to the trekkers. The trekkers get to eat the local eateries and accommodate in the most rudimentary spaces which gives them the insight of the local village life of Nepal. This is also one of the reason that makes the trekking in this area pristine and worthwhile.