When I go.
The main trekking seasons of Nepal are September through to November, and then late March to end April. These provide the best weather, but can be very busy on the Everest and Annapurna trails.
I therefore aim to run my treks between January and March ...............
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Climate - February/March
Kathmandu will be warm during the day, and mild to cool at night.
On the trek and to 4000mtrs, the days are surprisingly mild and even warm, up to 10-15deg. Nights can drop down to minus 3deg.
Above 4000mtrs and up around Everest Base Camp, the days will............
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With several visits to Nepal completed, I have come to learn how a visit to this country can be achieved with either a tight or generous budget. I'm committed to search and find the best value airfares and accommodation. I can advise on how one can stay in Kathmandu and on the trek on very little daily expense. Visiting and experiencing Nepal can be achieved without "breaking the bank".
Approximate costs for my current trips are
-Everest Base Camp. 23 days away - from $3,300
-Annapurna Base Camp. 18 days away - from $3,100
Above include all airfares, accommodation and trek costs
Costs are based on availability of special priced airfares
View my What's Included page to see what's included, and please feel free to Contact me to discuss further.
More to Nepal than just the breathtaking trekking..... Play me
Trips on offer.
1. Everest Base Camp & Kalar Pattar.
5,545mts amsl. 23 days ex Australia, 11 days trekking. Rating - Difficult
While there are a number of different treks available throughout Nepal, each one of them an experience in its own right, my "signature" trek is the 11-12 day round hike up the magnificent Solu Khumbu valley to Everest Base Camp, and more specifically a small and exposed rocky outcrop called Kalar Pattar @ 5545mtrs AMSL which overlooks Base Camp 200mtrs below.
The views from Kalar Pattar are mind blowing. The raw summit of Everest comes into clear view and seems tantalisingly close. Everest's classic South Col route as well as its starting point, the treacherous Khumbu Icefall is clearly visible. Deep glacial valleys lay hundreds of meters beneath you and rise up to some of Everest's mighty neighbours. The Tibeten border sits in view just beyond Base Camp.
I love the physical challenge that this trek presents, and the rewards that it offers. With Everest dominating the skyline and with its many neighbouring 7000 & 8000mtr+ giants surrounding you as you walk amongst them, this is truly one of the more magnificent regions of the world. Lodging each night with the Nepalese Sherpa people is a highlight in itself.
With many visits to this region now completed, and with a continued growing knowledge of trekking at altitude and how to best avoid or deal with related symptoms, I have come to put together a trek itinerary that goes a long way to ensuring success in getting all participants safely to Everest Base Camp and back.
This trek begins with the adrenalin of flying into Nepal's famous Lukla airport.
2. Annapurna Base Camp
4,200mts amsl. 18 days ex Australia, 10 days trekking. Rating - Difficult
The beautiful Annapurna mountains await. Treks into the Annapurna's are amongst the most popular in Nepal, and for very good reason. These treks will present you constant breathtaking views as you walk beneath the giants of the mountain world, including that of the famous Machapuchare or "Fishtail Mountain".
The lively township of Pokhara is the starting point for all Annapurna treks. Like most treks in Nepal, this one is challenging, but the steep climbs will be rewarded by some of the best panoramic views in Nepal.
Not confident about a trek?
My thoughts and experience is that with the right frame of mind, a little training commitment prior to departure, and my carefully constructed itinerary which caters for a slow paced trek, most people can trek in Nepal, thoroughly enjoy it and return home with truly terrific memories and their own sense of achievement.
I have successfully taken ages from 14yo up to 61yo to Everest Base Camp. I can advise on the most suitable trek and realistic objectives for each member of the group. I will also identify and coordinate the best pre departure training program that caters for the trek/s selected, existing fitness and any existing injuries.