Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour With Kalapatthar Landing

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trip with Kalapatthar landing is a one-day excursion that takes off from Kathmandu and flies you to the base of the world’s highest peak. Have you ever wanted to take a helicopter flight through the Himalayas in Nepal to the top of Mount Everest? Join us, and we’ll take you on a thrilling helicopter ride above Everest, landing at Kalapatthar. A helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp is a luxurious way to observe the beautiful Khumbu region of Nepal. Some people might wonder how difficult an Everest expedition might be. However, this lavish excursion was designed for anyone who might struggle with walking. A helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp is preferable for those who don’t have weeks to travel there on foot. The Heli route makes it possible for anyone with limited mobility who nonetheless desire to ascend Mount Everest to do it in a day or less.

Many people dream of waking up and having breakfast or lunch on Mount Everest. We have a special package that includes Everest base camp helicopter flight with landing and having either breakfast or lunch at the Everest View Hotel.The time to register your spot and review your Bucket list is now.

We offer adventure tour with Helicopter Flight to Mount Everest Base Camp with landing on the summit viewpoint of Kala Patthar, 5455 meters above sea level. There is either the option of splitting the bill amongst the group, or of renting a helicopter for yourself at the guaranteed lowest price. This shared helicopter flight to EBC with Kalapatthar landing perspective is open to everyone, whether they are a lone traveler, a couple, or a family.

Major highlights of Everest helicopter tour with Kalapatthar landing package

  • Panoramic  views  of the Himalayas on the helicopter trip from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp.
  • Enjoy a bird’s eye view, the alpine woodland of rhododendron and pine trees transitions into the arctic zone of ice and glaciers.
  • Amazing views of Everest and the surrounding big peaks from the comfort of a helicopter.
  • Soaring like a fairy near the Khumbu Icefalls and Everest Base Camp.
  • The helicopter lands at Kala Patthar, offering a breathtaking up-close view of Everest and plenty of opportunities to capture the moment on film.
  • Breakfast at the Everest view hotel with a view of Everest is worth the helicopter ride.
  • The Sherpas of Everest, whose Buddhist culture and vibrant traditions attract tourists, live in the Highlands.


 6:00 and 6:30 AM: Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the domestic terminal at TIA

The usual starting point for an Everest Helicopter tour is the Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu. If you need transportation to Tribhuvan International Airport, our team will pick you up from your hotel in the morning.

6:30 – 7:00 AM: Flight check-in and safety briefing at TIA

Your guide will check you in and assist you with your luggage when you get to the airport. Keep your passport and tickets with you all the time. Check in at the airport and get your ID and ticket validated before you can board your aircraft to Lukla.

Your flight will tell you about the safety measures and regulations before takeoff. In the wake of the preflight briefing, you’ll be introduced to your pilot and encouraged to climb aboard the chopper.

7-7:45 AM: Depart from Kathmandu and arrive at Lukla

As you take off, you’ll see lush green hills below you; after passing over Dolakha and Jiri, you’ll finally land in Jiri.

 Lamjura-La Pass, at an elevation of 3,550 meters, is the next stop on the helicopter ride, and it’s surrounded by a lush rhododendron forest. After 45 minutes, you’ll arrive at Lukla and be greeted by breathtaking views of the Himalayas. In terms of elevation, Lukla lies at a lofty 2,820 meters above sea level. The world’s most dangerous airport, Lukla Airport, is a popular destination for travelers.

7:45- 8:00 AM: Arrive at Lukla for refuelling

The native Sherpa culture and way of life will immediately become apparent to you as soon as you step foot in Lukla. The airplane takes about 15 minutes to refuel.

8- 8:15 AM: Fly to Kalapatthar

After refueling in Lukla, your flight to Kala Patthar will commence. The in-flight commentary will inform you of your specific location whether you are flying over the vast Khumbu glacier or the iconic Everest Base Camp. 

You’ll get some of the best views of Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse’s peak as you fly over the Kala Patthar later in the flight.

8:15- 8:30 AM: Landing at Kalapatthar 

This helicopter ride offers amazing aerial views, but that’s not all it has to offer. With three to four hours to explore the Khumbu region of Nepal, home to some of the world’s tallest mountains, on the Everest Helicopter Tour, you’ll have plenty of time to land in Kalapatthar and soak in the breathtaking views.

EBC flight with landing at the Kalapathar, which is situated above Everest Base Camp, is a dream come true for many individuals (5,380 m). Whereas the Lhotse Nuptse wall largely blocks the view of Everest from the Everest base camp, Kala Patthar provides a 360-degree panorama of the mountain and the surrounding area, including several magnificent peaks. A short fifteen-minute walk may not seem like much, but it will take you far enough to find stunning views of the mountains in the area.

8:30 -8:45 AM: Fly back to Everest View Hotel

Our spectacular landing at Kalapatthar has ended, and now we’re on our way to the Everest View Hotel for breakfast. Well-known for its outstanding cuisine and stunning views of Everest, this business is a must-visit.

8:45- 9:15 AM: Arrival at Everest View Hotel and have breakfast

At an elevation of about 4,000 meters (approximately 13,000 feet), the Everest View Hotel can rightfully claim to be the world’s highest lodging facility. Enjoy your morning meal at the Everest View Hotel while gazing out at the mountain range covered with snow. There’s something magical about having breakfast at nearly 4,000 meters above sea level and gazing up towards Everest.

9:15- 9:45 AM : Return to Lukla for a refueling flight.

After a delicious breakfast, you’ll check out of the hotel and return to Lukla while taking in beautiful vistas of the Himalayas. There is nothing more exciting than getting a bird’s-eye view of the Himalayas. Before flying back to Kathmandu, the plane will stop at Lukla for 15 minutes to refuel.

9:45-11:00 AM: Fly back to Kathmandu 

After the standard 15-minute fueling stop, the final chopper to Kathmandu will take off. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape and airborne views of the Himalayas for another half an hour. Domestic passengers of TIA can expect to be picked up by our staff and driven directly to the hotel.

An outline of the prices for an Everest Helicopter flight to EBC with Kala Patthar landing 

The price of an Everest base camp helicopter trip that includes a landing on the Kala Patthar Summit helipad is a convenient and practical alternative to trekking to the base of the world’s tallest mountain on foot. Overlooking a vast ice field and glaciers, with the infamous Khumbu Ice Falls visible just beyond the horizon between the towering hills.

Chopper flights to Everest Base Camp are the most efficient and convenient means for dreamers to get up close to the mountain in a short amount of time. Flight from Kathmandu to EBC is a fantastic experience that only takes a few hours.

Although a costly luxury, the Everest helicopter trip with landing package is well worth it for the incredible sights you’ll see and the beautiful memories you’ll make. The entire Himalayan mountain range is on full display for your viewing pleasure on our helicopter flight to Everest, the summit of the world.

As you soar above the clouds in a helicopter, you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the stunning landscape, which includes the towering Himalayan Mountains and rolling green hills studded with agricultural communities.

From the moment you board our helicopter until the time you touch down at the Kathmandu airport, every moment of your Everest Base Camp flight will be filled with breathtaking vistas and surroundings.

A flight to Everest Base Camp by helicopter with landing takes you well above the Kathmandu valley before circling back down to the Lukla airport. Here, you’ll get your first glimpse of the Sherpa people and their preserved Buddhist culture and lifestyle.

Once our experienced pilot has rested and refueled in Lukla, he will fly high over the Sherpa villages and the famous Namche Bazaar on his way to Everest Base Camp. Along the way, he may make a few stops to take in the sights before descending into the Khumbu Valley and touching down at an altitude of more than 5,505 meters.

After this spectacular and enthralling experience, you can return to Kathmandu with a quick stop at Tengboche to check out its fascinating monastery and take in the views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lola peaks along with Mt. Pumori, the Khumbu Ice Falls, and glaciers.

If you’re looking for the most exciting and thrilling flight experience of your life, look no further than a helicopter ride to Everest Base Camp with a landing in Nepal, where you can get a bird’s-eye view of Mount Everest and the other Himalayas from Kala Patthar’s peak for the best price guaranteed.

Various routes to Everest helicopter tour 

1.Flight from lukla and landing at Kalapatthar

It takes a flight from Lukla at 2,800 meters to land at Everest Base Camp at 5,364 meters, which is at the foot of Kalapathar Hill. At an altitude of 5,250 meters, via helicopter, before touching down in either Lukla or Kathmandu.

It’s fascinating to know that one may take a helicopter from Lukla to a location near Everest base camp. After arriving at Lukla via a small plane on a regularly scheduled journey from Kathmandu.

Ideal for those with little time in Nepal who nevertheless want to see Mount Everest up close and personal. Both a Helicopter journey back to Lukla and a ride on to Kathmandu are available from Lukla.

2: Fly from Phakding to Everest Base Camp and back to Kathmandu.

After a long day of hiking from Lukla to Phakding village, travelers have the option of taking a thrilling helicopter ride. Going or getting close to Everest Base Camp so you can get the best possible views of the mountain.

Take a helicopter to the campsite or somewhere nearby and you won’t have to worry about spending any of your precious time traveling. Travelers have the option of continuing their Helicopter journey back to Kathmandu, or stopping off at Lukla on the way.

After resting and recouping at Phakding, keen trekkers have the fantastic option of taking a Helicopter flight near to base camp. Travel back to Kathmandu after experiencing the thrill of being so close to Mount Everest.

3.Take  a helicopter from Namche to Everest Base Camp (EBC) or the base of Kalapathar

This alternative will take you from Namche to Everest Base Camp (EBC) or the base of Kalapathar for up-close views of Everest and then return to Lukla or Kathmandu.

Namche Bazaar offers hikers starting out from Lukla an opportunity to rest and refuel along the way, shortening the overall trek. 

After resting and recouping at Phakding, keen trekkers have the fantastic option of taking a Helicopter flight to base camp. Travel back to Kathmandu after experiencing the thrill of being so close to Mount Everest.

 To avoid a three-to-four-day hike and yet get up close and personal with Mt. Everest. Visit the base of Kalapathar Hill in a helicopter for the greatest views of Everest. After a lovely time, passengers have the option of flying back to Kathmandu or stopping in Lukla for the night.

4. Take a helicopter from Tengboche (3,867 meters) to Everest Base Camp and either land in Lukla or return to Kathmandu

.After spending a pleasant time in stunning Tengboche and its mighty monastery, you’ll find yourself in a breathtakingly magnificent setting. Helicopter rides offering up-close looks at Mount Everest are a terrific choice for hikers short on time.

It takes less than half an hour to go from Tengboche to the area around Everest base camp. Here you may get the greatest views of Everest and the surrounding mountains from the foot of Kalapathar Hill.

You can either return to Lukla or continue your Helicopter ride to Kathmandu after this incredible experience.

5. Helicopter ride from Pheriche or Dingboche to Everest Base Camp to the foot of Kalapathar and back to Kathmandu.

When arriving in Dingboche or Pheriche, weary hikers who have acclimatized to the high altitude can choose between resting and continuing their journey. Taking a helicopter ride to either Everest Base Camp or Kalapathar will get you up up and personal with the world’s tallest mountain. After an amazing time, we flew back to Kathmandu while taking in views of the Himalayas.

6. Take a helicopter from Pangboche to Kalapathar Hill’s or Everest’s base camp, and then land at Lukla. 

Some people, especially those who have recently recovered from acute mountain sickness (AMS), could be interested in continuing to hike up to reach their dream destinations at Everest Base Camp or nearby.

From Pangboche, a helicopter flight offers breathtaking views of Mount Everest. In addition to being the highest permanent community on the way to Everest base camp, Pangboche is also the last permanent village on the route.

Different Cost of Everest base camp trip

The cost of a shared helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp is $1,098. Similarly, the cost of a helicopter ride from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu is USD 999 per person or per group sharing the flight.  Get in touch with us to receive information about the lowest and most flexible fares, applicable to your travel dates.

The price of a helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla is $698 (USD). Whereas, the cost of a shared helicopter ride from Lukla to Kathmandu is $698 per person.

The cost of ride from Gorakshep/Kalapathar to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp is USD 999 per person, round trip, based on a minimum of 5 passengers. And, from from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Kathmandu is US$999 per person.

Also, helicopter transportation from Pangboche, Tengboche, or Namche to Kathmandu, passing over Everest Base Camp, costs USD 999 per person.

The price for a helicopter ride from Syangboche/Hotel Everest View to Kathmandu is USD 999 per person.

The cost of a helicopter ride from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is US$999 per person.

Helicopter rides from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp cost $999 (USD) per person.


What Should I Bring on My Helicopter Trip to Everest Base Camp?

The best possible experience on an Everest Heli Tour requires some forward planning. Obtain a high-quality camera in order to record the breathtaking sights of Kathmandu Valley, the northern mountains, and the cities below from above. 

Naturally, we’d advise you to strike a balance between photographing everything and just living in the moment. Each ascent and descent in a helicopter is a thrilling experience that leaves you feeling energized and refreshed. 

Keep hydrated by carrying a bottle of water with you, and avoid alcohol to keep motion and altitude sickness at bay. It’s also a good idea to bring along some refreshments.

The excursion requires warm pants, a down jacket, a light jacket, a pair of boots, and sunglasses with UV protection. Protect your skin from the harsh elements by always having some moisturizer and sunscreen on hand. 

Wearing headgear like a hat or a muffler while boarding a helicopter requires extra caution due to the increased risk of snagging.

What is the weight limit for EBC Heli-tour?

There is a weight limit in helicopters. Weight is also a major factor in flights at high altitudes. Therefore, leave the bulky backpacks at home. In fact, only bring a small bag large enough to hold your water supply, snacks, and money if you really need to. A bag is not necessary, although it is preferable if you don’t have to carry anything.

There is a weight limit of 490 to 500 kg  on the Mount Everest base camp helicopter flight and landing trip, so if there are only four to five passengers, two shuttle flights will need to depart from Pheriche or the Everest View Hotel to accommodate everyone.

Is EBC Helicopter tour with Kalapatthar landing good choice for sightseeing?

Since helicopter trips don’t require the kind of physical exertion that something like walking would, most people consider them to be risk-free and simple. In fact, this journey is ideal for those who want to explore the Everest region but don’t want to put in the time or effort required to trek there. We all know that not everyone is prepared to trek, and that not everyone has the time to do so. A helicopter flight to Everest Base Camp is the superior choice here.

Those who have a passion for flying will never forget this vacation. Moreover, when seen from above, mountains are more distinct and the landscape makes more sense. The Khumbu Valley, for instance, is a fascinating example of glacial erosion because it shows how mountains can be reshaped by the force of water. Seeing something in motion requires a flight, yet it took millennia to get here. That’s a very thrilling sensation.

Are you looking for alternative option for EBC Heli tour ?: We have got you covered

If you want a different kind of tour experience in the Everest area, we’ve got you covered. After picking you up at Lukla Airport, we’ll head to Everest Base Camp, where we’ll land at Kalapather. From there, you’ll head to the Hotel Everest View for breakfast before heading back to Lukla and then Kathmandu. From Namche or Tengboche, we’ll pick you up and drop you off at Lukla or fly you all the way to Kathmandu if you’re trekking to Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, or Everest base camp.

A tiny plane will take you from Kathmandu to Lukla, and from there you’ll board a helicopter for the tour. If you’d like, we can also arrange for you to spend the night in Lukla before embarking on your Everest helicopter tour with Kalapatthar landing package.

From Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and even Everest Base Camp, where you can drop down to Kathmandu after completing a one-way journey, you can join us.

This is the most convenient method to experience the hike and the flight to Everest Base Camp, where you can get up close and personal with the world’s tallest mountain. It’s also there in case you get sick on the trail or have trouble making it up the slopes to Namche Bazaar, one of your ultimate adventure travel goals.

The entire trip from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, including the stop for fueling, takes only 45 minutes on the Everest Base camp helicopter tour with landing.

An Everest Base Camp Heli tour involves flying to an altitude of 5,643 meters, then making the descend to Base Camp on foot. You should not worry about your safety on this excursion; our shuttles are designed to operate in extreme conditions. We only recruit experienced pilots and crew who have flown numerous hours over the Himalayas.

How risky is to take the Everest base camp helicopter tour with Kalapatthar landing?

Our day-long helicopter adventure to Everest Base Camp will be one of the safest vacations you’ve ever taken. Everyone who, for whatever reason—health, age, or otherwise—cannot make the trek to Everest base camp will enjoy this alternative adventure.

When you take an Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing package, you’ll be able to take in the Himalayan splendor of the Everest region from a vantage point that few others can match.

Why is that Helicopter doesn’t land at Everest Base camp?

The base camp is located on the Khumbu Glacier, which is a major contributing factor. Therefore, the helicopter won’t be able to land safely. Similarly, you won’t be able to see all of the Himalayas from the base camp due of its low elevation.

The highlight of your EBC heli tour is the landing at Kalapatthar, where you will have uninterrupted views of the mountains and their surroundings. Kalapatter provides views of not only Everest and Abadablam, but also Pumori and other high peaks in the Everest region.

Recent Changes to the Price of a Private Helicopter Charter to Everest in 2022 and 2023:

  • Getting from Kathmandu to Lukla and back costs $2800 while getting from Kathmandu to Everest base camp and back costs $3800 .
  • A round-trip from Kathmandu to Gokyo and back costs $3800  whereas a trip from Lukla to Everest base camp or Gorakshep and back costs $1900
  • The cost of a round trip from Lukla to Lobuche and back is around $1600.
  • Cost of a single trip from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back is about $2,000.
  • A trip from Kathmandu to Khare and back costs $3800, but the same trip from Lukla to Khare and back costs only $1800.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 2023-2024

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is an ultimate guide to anyone looking for trekking in the Annapurna Region. Treks like Annapurna Panorama and Annapurna Circuit are the most famous ones. Find out regarding more options that suit your needs.

Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas lies the Annapurna region, a trekker’s paradise. With its breathtaking mountain vistas, charming villages, and diverse landscapes, it’s no wonder why this region is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world.

From the popular Annapurna Base Camp trekking to the challenging Thorong La Pass trek, there is a trek option for every type of traveler. As you trek through the region, you’ll be greeted with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, vibrant rhododendron forests, and picturesque traditional villages. Whether you’re seeking a short and scenic trek or an extended adventure, the Annapurna region is a destination you won’t want to miss.

Where is Annapurna region located?

The Annapurna region, located in the heart of Nepal’s Mountains, includes the area between the Marsayangdi and Kali Gandaki rivers and extends for around 80 kilometers in width. The Kaski district of Nepal’s Gandaki region is where you’ll find the Annapurna base camp.

Around the hump-shaped Annapurna I are twelve other lofty peaks (8091m). Such mountains are Annapurna II, which rises to a height of 7937 meters, and Annapurna III, which stands at a height of 7555 meters.

Why trek in Annapurna region?

The Annapurna panorama trek of Nepal is a trekker’s paradise that offers a unique and unforgettable experience. The region is renowned for its breathtaking mountain landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and diverse natural beauty.

Trekking in the Annapurna region allows you to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas up close, including Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre. The region is also home to traditional villages, ancient monasteries, and vibrant markets, providing a glimpse into the rich and colorful culture of the Nepalese people.

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting is an adventurous activity in Nepal. In fact, it is one of the most popular thrill for both locals and tourists alike.

What is White Water Rafting?

On an inflated rubber boat, ride 6-7 people equally divided on both sides to keep the whole thing balanced. The team leader will be seated at the center back and acts as a captain.

white water rafting

The boat speeds, slows down and flips according to the will of the river, and the control of the whole team. So, in a sense, white water rafting is a team building activity.

River Rafting as a great Team Building Exercise

In fact, you can easily organize a day of rafting trip for your co-workers, friends, family or group. The day will be fun and the trust bond made will last for a long time.

Riders wear helmets and life jackets for safety. However, it is rewarding to keep an eye out for yourself and your team mates just in case someone needs a helping hand.

Rafting is a challenging adventure. The mountainous module of Nepal flows its ice into glaciers and eventually high current rivers.

These rivers, with lots of twists, turns and falls, create rapids and currents loved by water enthusiasts all over the world.

Trishuli and Bhote Koshi are the two most popular rafting destinations in Nepal. Broadly speaking, Trishuli is classified as less challenging than Bhote Koshi.

However, there are many more reasons to choose one over the another. In fact, both rivers are equally popular among adventurers.

Choosing the best River

Trishuli River originates in Langtang Region and is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Trishuli River is also famous for Kayaking along with Rafting. Trishuli River Rafting can be combined with trips extending outside Kathmandu. For eg. rafting activity between Kathmandu to Pokhara, Chitwan or even Lumbini.

On the other hand, Bhote Koshi might be a good choice to combine with a bungee jump, swing and other thrilling activities in the Last Resort, east of Kathmandu.

Khopra Danda Trek

Destination Khopra Danda Trek

Khopra Danda Trek or Khopra Ridge Trek/ Khayar lake Trek  attractive tourist destination

Khopra Danda Trek or Khopra Ridge Trek , located at the Annapurna Range in Annapurna Gaonpalika-5 Sikha Village of Myagdi District is an attractive tourist destination of Myagdi. It is 3,600 meters above sea level. From here, white mountains like silver can be seen in front of the eyes. The scenic Khopra trek with its scenic beauty is a potential tourist destination in Gandaki . The natural beauty has brought more splendor to the beauty here.

Dozens of mountains and hills including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Nilgiri attract tourists. The scenery from Khopralek on the top of the hill is even more beautiful. Along with the natural beauty, the collectively grown chauri also attracts tourists.

Aiming at the year 2020, the locals have prepared to welcome and entertain the visiting guests. The locals have collectively run community hotels for the comfortable accommodation of the visitors coming to Khopra Trek. The locals are collectively involved in the construction of additional infrastructure targeting the year of visit.

Community footpaths have been developed on all routes to Khopra. Khopra can be reached by observing the beautiful ecological villages on the community footpath. Khopra can be reached in five days via Dhampus-Ghandruk-Dowato-Waheli-Dandkharka of Kaski. Apart from this, Khopra Trek can be reached in four days via Beni-Vaskhark-Nangi-Mahredanda, Phulbari, Swat-Dadkhark, the district headquarters of Myagdi. On the other hand, you can reach Khopra in two days by stepping on hot water. Here the communities have built community footpaths by raising donations.

Similarly, another route can be taken from Dadkharka to Khopra via Kaski’s new bridge – Ulleri – Ghorepani. Tourists who reach Khopra trek reach Bhurung Tataponi on foot and enjoy the hot water pool. Another way is to get hot water from Khopra through Lechagaun-Beshi village of Narchang. However, some tourists visit Ghodepani or Mahre Danda and pass through Nagi-Lespar-Purnagaun.

Crocodile culture, observation of costumes and warm hospitality on the footpath alleviate the fatigue of tourists. Khayrabharani Lake, another six-hour trek from Khopra Lake, is another important destination. Rudra Bahadur Punmagar, a social worker of Paundhar, says that Khopra Lake has become an additional tourist attraction as tea houses, campaigning and homestay facilities are available at various places along the community footpath.

The community lodges opened on the initiative of the locals have no problem for the tourists to stay and eat. Accountant of the Khopra Community Lodge Narayan Pun said that the lodge has a capacity of 50 Tourist.

Well-equipped hotels, roads, etc. have become necessary infrastructure for tourists on the trekking route. This trekking route has become very comfortable for the tourists after adequate food and accommodation and road maintenance have been improved in the trekking area for the tourists, said Annapurna Village Chairman Damba Bahadur Pun. Pun said that the village municipality has made a plan for the construction of physical infrastructure and publicity in Khopra.

Guest houses have been built with private and community investment in Dandkharka, Mahre, Khopra and Swata Lagaet. The Beni-Nagi-Khopra ‘Eco Footpath’ is an additional attraction for tourists as an alternative footpath to the beautiful and exciting area like Annapurna Footpath. Locals provide warm hospitality to the tourists by giving homestay to the villages of Banskhark, Nagi, Tikot, Khiwang, Swata and Narchang Lagaet within the 14-day long trekking trail from Nagi-Mahredanda-Ghorepani-Swata-Khopra-Khairbarahatal to Beni via Narchang-Tatopani. All the villages where homestays are operated on footpaths are Magar majority settlements.

Chitrapun Tijila, coordinator of the community footpath, said that a visit to the area would be fruitful for sunrise and sunset views in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, yak farming, jungle trekking, sightseeing of mountain lakes and natural beauty of wildlife and birds and study of biodiversity.

The main attraction of the footpath is the high Khopra Trek. Locals say that it is still necessary to build physical infrastructure and develop footpaths in Khopra Trek. A free internet service has also been launched on the initiative of Mahavir Pun to facilitate the trekker.

High Pass trekking in Nepal – Exciting Things to Do in Nepal

Nepal is the country for Hiking and trekking adventures people who wish to travel exciting High Passes trekking in Nepal. An exhilarating experience available in the moderate grade trips to challenging Base camp trekking routes which has to go through High Pass, as it requires a level of fitness and commitment. Since ages, the local people of Nepal and Tibet have been using various mountain and hill passes in their everyday life and trade. As a trekker, you too trace these very steps around various trekking routes in Nepal. We are offering the guaranteed departure dates available through the year on best price, guide & itinerary plan. 

Do read our article further to know about the high pass treks in Nepal among which the most famous ones are Everest three high passes and Thorung La pass famous as the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

High Pass Trekking in Nepal. Is it different from the rest?

High pass trekking in Nepal is possible in various trekking routes of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Everest , Kanchenjunga and Upper Dolpo literally in every mountain settlement. These passes have been used by locals for centuries for trade, family visits and exploration. Some of the most popular ones are Larkya-La in the Manaslu , Thorong La in Annapurna, three passes in the Everest, Ganga-La in the Langtang and so on. On these trips, you will climb over at least 5,000 meters cross above the sea and experience how the ancient humans used to move in the mountains.

high pass trekking in Nepal

There are various types of trekking, graded on the base of their difficulty and fitness level required. For instance, if you are doing the Annapurna Base Camp, Everest View Trek, Mardi Himal Trek or the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, you are basically walking around villages, hills and do not require to climb higher altitudes, hence the easy level treks. On the extreme, mountaineering and climbing require a lot of experience in doing so. For high pass trek, this is a bit different you will have to do some of walking exercise pre- departure schedule. 

High pass trekking is required when we do need to cross the mountain pass to get to the other side. 

In this article, we are bringing you various facts, specifically about high pass trekking in Nepal. You can read about trekking in nepal in general by following the link.

Why should one do a high pass trekking in Nepal?

For the experienced trekkers who have done several trips in Nepal or elsewhere, high pass trekking will bring in a new insight into their trip. Unlike other trekking where you gradually gain ascend, high pass trekking will challenge you to climb higher, and with it, comes the great views.

You look north and the huge mountains are looming. To the south, blue mountains fold over each other as far as you can see across the horizon. You are somewhere in the middle of the high and the low, and it provides the best view of both. 

This, added with the hardcore trekking experience, makes high pass trekking a great option for travelers looking for surefooted journey in the mountains. 

However, if you have no prior trekking experience, we recommend at least an easy trek beforehand. 

How to prepare for a high pass trek?

Get back into the gym or start running at least a few months before you get on with this journey. Exercising and healthy living will boost up your confidence, fitness as well as your immune system. If you are headed to the mountains, we assume that you understand the risks of acute mountain sickness, the need for acclimatization and the equipment required for the trip. If you are traveling with us, we will assist you in best preparing for the trip. If you are traveling solo, then it’s reasonable to do some research and prepare yourself for the journey. 

When is the best time for high pass trekking?

trekker in Langtang

As with all trip seasons, spring and autumn are the best seasons for high pass trekking. On top of the regular trips, it is vitally important to keep a check on the weather updates. For instance February to March (Spring) and October to late November (autumn) are the two slots where you can plan your high pass trekking in the Himalayas. 

After you have sorted out the best season, it’s time to keep a check on the weather updates. Your travel agency can take care of this if you trust them, but understanding the weather will give you a more sense of control and prepare you for the trip.

How is a high altitude trekking done successfully?

If you have decided on the season and are confident of what to expect, you are not ready to get on with your journey. However, you will not be doing the pass throughout the whole journey. In most trips, the passes are done in 5-8 hours depending on the distance to be covered. 

For example, to cross the Thorong-La pass, it takes 8-9 hours whereas to do the three pass trek in the Everest Region, you will spend 3 days to cross three different passes along the way. This all depends on where you are headed to, so it’s good to look at the various options available. Below, we have included some popular and worthwhile trips that require you to cross the high passes and experience the best of Nepal’s mountain views.

High pass trekking in Nepal is successful when we follow the protocols of the experienced guides that have roamed the mountains for decades, helping the trekkers achieve their mountain goals. We start before sunrise and finish the pass before the afternoon wind can influence the trip. This ensures that we make it to the top in time and have a clear view. So it’s a win win.

Is high pass trekking risky? 

langtang valley trek

Even though the mountain goats make climbing the steep rocks in search of minerals and salt look easy, high pass trekking isn’t a piece of cake and shouldn’t be taken lightly. You are walking in a rough terrain carved out by the weathering and flow of ancient glaciers. 

You need to watch your step and follow the guidelines properly. 

To minimize these risks, we acclimatize at various points to adapt our lungs to less oxygen at higher altitudes. A comprehensive travel insurance will ensure that you are picked up by a helicopter and taken to safety if there is AMS, injury, or conditions where climbing isn’t possible. All these help reduce the risk of high pass trekking in Nepal. However, it is upto the trekker to understand these risks before climbing any hills of Nepal and elsewhere. 

High Pass Trekking Options in Nepal

Okay, enough talk. Now let’s look at some of the popular high pass trekking options available in Nepal’s himalaya. After reading this, I’m sure that you will have an option along with the recommendation on how to do it. Have fun reading.

Everest three High Pass Trek via Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek

Situated in the Everest region of Nepal, Everest High Pass Trek goes via  the Everest Base Camp  which is all above 5,000m from the sea level. The three passes of the trek are Renjo La (5,338m), Chola La (5,368m), and Kongma La (5,528m). The most appealing view of the gigantic mountains in the world such as Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Khumbila, Nuptse, Gokyo RI, Kala Patthar, Kongde RI and many other Himalayas in the Everest region are available to see in this trekking. 

Moreover, this trek is popular since it blends the Everest Base Camp Trek and later passes through the mountains. This means that you can kill two fish with one sword. The trip spans over 20 days and will literally take you to the heart of the mountains. And these mountains are unlike any other mountains you’ve seen in the world. 

And on top of all this, you will be forever grateful when the turquoise Gokyo Lakes finally come into your view. Your trip will be legendary, rest assured.

Larkya La High Pass trekking in Nepal via Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Region Trekking

Explore the Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area as you travel between villages, hills and the mountains in this once in a lifetime epic adventure. Manaslu Circuit is not for the weak-hearted like the Everest High Pass Trek. You will require to walk a lot and touch the snowline as you soar over 5100 meters above the sea level at the top of the Larkya La. Don’t be sad if you see children and even old people overtaking you in the routes. They are weathered and are adapted. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t do it. 

The region is remote and you will be astounded how nature and native blend in the mountains and exist coherently. 

Crossing the Thorong-La pass via the Annapurna Circuit Trek


Often Annapurna Circuit Trekkers are proud of their achievements. And this makes sense as we look into how comprehensive the whole trip is, topped by crossing the amazing Thorong-La Pass to reach Muktinath from Manang. In fact, crossing this pass is one of the major highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Like other passes, climbing Thorong-La starts early and lasts for 7-8 hours depending on the group pace. 

Since centuries, the natives have been using this pass to make the essential journey between their villages for trade and relationships. 

There are many trekking routes available in the Annapurna Region, but the whole idea of crossing Thorong-La Pass makes the circuit trek way more interesting and challenging than others. 

This trek is also beautiful since it helps crash into and experience Pokhara valley, the hubspot of tourism in western Nepal.

Cross the mighty Kangla Pass via Nar Phu Valley Trek

Narphu valley trek

Narphu Valley Trek is another enticing journey in the Annapurna, starting from Manang at the bottom of Thorong La Pass. Soar over 6186 meters above the sea level and enjoy great mountain views. Throughout the journey, you will come  across various villages, ancient Tibetan/Nepali civilization, huge valleys and never ending fields. 

Narphu Valley Trek doesn’t necessarily require previous climbing experience, but it does demand the level of fitness and confidence required to complete this amazing feat in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Explore Besisahar, Tal, Ngwal, Manang, Pisang along with wonderful valleys of Nar and Phu. Enjoy the view of the amazing Annapurna massif and get closer insight into the life of native Gurungs, Magars and Thakalis living in the geography. 

Ganja-La Pass Trekking in the Langtang Region

trekker in Langtang

Langtang Mountain Region lies directly to the north of Kathmandu. This means that you do not have to travel west unlike the Annapurna Circuit, or take a flight unlike the Everest Region to start the trip. A 7 hour bus ride will bring you near the border of Nepal and Tibet. From there, you head east following the trail of Langtang Valley Trek. 

Beyond Kyanjin Gompa are no human settlements, and the Langtang Valley trekkers return back from the village. But not you and me. We continue towards Ngegang, acclimatize and prepare for crossing Ganja-La pass the next day. At 5106 meters, you will find yourself at the top of the pass, with a stunning view of mountains in both Nepal and Tibet. You are really close to the border at this point. 

Crossing the pass will take about 6 hours, and it’s another few days’ journey as we head towards Sindhupalchok, another district from where we will catch a bus back to the capital. 

Lantang is regarded as off-the-beaten path as many trekkers simply flock to Annapurna and Everest regions that are more popular. However, when you make it there, you will see why that’s a good thing. Langtang is unique with its rough looking terrains and mountains that are shaped differently than the rest of the Himalayas. 

Retrace Pangsang Pass via Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek


To cross this pass, you continue the same journey as Langtang Valley Trek up to Syabrubesi. Explore remote Tibetan / Helmo traditions in various villages as you go. You will need to cross the Pangsang Pass before making it to the Base Camp of Ganesh Himal. Trishuli River, famous for white water rafting activities in Nepal, originates from Ganesh Massif.

On the way, you will also come across natural hot springs along with dense forest, alpine, wildlife and ever expanding landscape on all sides. Langtang Region has it’s timeless culture and tradition going on for centuries. Apart from the occasional helicopters that cater to tourism and rescue, most people still follow the ancient way of life and tradition.

Reaching the base camp of Ganesh and later witnessing the dead lake (Black and white lake) will also be the highlights of this trip. 

Other High Pass Trekking Options in Nepal

Apart from the popular ones we have mentioned above, there are various other High Pass trekking that you can experience in Nepal. They are:

  • Lumba Sumba Pass Trekking
  • Mingbo La Pass Trekking via Mera Base Camp
  • Sherpani Col Pass Trekking
  • Ambu Lapcha Pass Trekking
  • And thousand others that are yet to be discovered.

So, what are you waiting for? Get up and get exercising if you are looking to do any of these high passes trekking available in Nepal. Each high pass trail comes with a unique taste to the traveler, and provides an unmatched view not seen from anywhere else on the planet. 

High pass trekking in Nepal is a popular activity in Nepal for those climber who has plan to ascent the trekking peaks along with climbing and hiking. We do not recommend solo trips for these kinds of treks since you can find yourself helpless in otherwise an unnecessary burden if you do it without an experienced mountain guide. Also read why hire a trekking guide and do write to us if you feel that we could be of any help to ease your trip. 

10 Best Destinations to Visit in Nepal in 2023

Happy New Year 2022!!! Here, we have a list of 10 Best Destinations to Visit in Nepal in 2023. Nepal offers a wide variety of destinations to explore. Here, we have included 10 Best Places to visit in Nepal in 2023.  We have included different Trekking Trails, National Parks, lakes and various recreational activities. We believe that this list of Best Places to visit in Nepal will be helpful to those who have Nepal in their bucket list.

The government of Nepal formally launched the Nepal Tourism Year 2020 amid a grand ceremony held at Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu. Nepal Tourism Board left no stone unturned in organizing various promotional programs to make this campaign a grand success, which was started with the aim of attracting 2 million tourists from different countries of the world in a year. But due to the worldwide spread of corona virus, the government had to cancel Visit Nepal Year 2020. So 2021 could be the best year to travel to Nepal.

We have listed here the 10 Best Places to Visit in Nepal in 2022. We have included the most popular destinations for you to choose to have a dream vacation in Nepal.

Everest region/ Everest Base Camp/ Gokyo Valley /Everest High Passes Trek

Best Places to visit Nepal 2021

The world’s tallest mountain, Everest is a center of attraction for the world. Everest is famous for trekking in the region as well as being the world’s most popular destination for climbing.

Located in the northern region of Nepal, this region is home to some of the world’s most magnificent snowfalls, icebergs, high mountains, deep ravines and the art and culture attractions of the locals.

Spiritual experience is possible in this place with Sherpa village, art culture, Buddhist lamas and monks. To start trekking in the region, one can fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. And for those who wish to skip the flight, they can start walking from Salleri or also from the most loves route Jiri.

Everest has many places to see and enjoy. Such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Gokyo Valley, Khunde and Khumjung, Everest Base Camp.

Lower / Upper Dolpo

Dolpo is a familiar place for trekking where it is known for its old temples like Upatyaka and Shey Gompa. The She-Phoksundao Lake, the encounter with lined yaks, the high mountain life of the locals are the attractions of this region. Dolpo is another world.

The Oscar-nominated caravan is famous for its natural beauty. This is a destination for adventure trekking. Buddhists live in this area, which is 3,660 to 4,070 meters high. They have traditionally traded with Tibet. There are 130 gompas in this area.

Chitwan National Park/ Best jungle Safari in the World

10 Best Places to Visit in Nepal in 2022Chitwan National Park is a marvel to experience wildlife. The park is famous for observing Bengal leopards, one-horned rhinos, elephants and other animals.

You can go to this park for Elephant safaris or jeep safaris to get the most exotic Jungle experience with a close look at the animals in their natural habitat. Crocodiles can be seen in the river flowing through the middle of the forest. You can also visit the Elephant and Crocodile Breeding Center.

You can stay in Sauraha to visit this park. Where there are plenty of resorts. In this area, you can observe not only the wildlife, but also the local Tharu traditions, culture, food and costumes.

Lumbini / Birth Palace of Lord Buddha

Lumbini in western Rupandehi is one of the best destinations in the country. The world knows Lumbini as the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. Tourists from all over the world come to see the birthplace of the Buddha. It is also a place of worship for Buddhists.

In Lumbini you can visit 25 Buddhist monasteries. These Buddhist monasteries have been built by different countries. From Vietnam to China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Germany and France have built monasteries.

The Mayadevi temple inside the Lumbini Garden is considered to be the main attraction here, as it is said to be the place where Siddhartha Gautam Buddha set foot on earth. This is a 2200 year old temple.

The nearby Ashoka Pillar is also well-known all over the world. It is believed that after Siddhartha’s birth, he walked the first seven steps.

Kumari Ghar at Kathmandu Durbar Square

The virgin is considered to be the living goddess of the world. According to Newari culture, the practice of keeping a virgin as a living goddess dates back to the Malla dynasty period from the 17th century. This culture of the Newars as the locals of Kathmandu has become the identity of the country which is being promoted all over the world.

There have been many beliefs in the practice of keeping virgins. Despite its culture and traditional beliefs, it is of interest to tourists visiting Nepal. The Taleju temple where Kumar lives is known as a tourist destination.

Gokyo Valley / Gokyo Lake /Gokyo Ri Climb

Gokyo Valley is a beautiful place in Nepal. Which falls in the Khumbu region of the northern mountains. It is an example of natural beauty. The yak pastures seen during the winter in this area and the various types of lakes here are captivating.

Tourists visiting Everest Wes Camp spend an additional five days in Gokyo Valley. There are two trekking passes in this valley. A Chola Pass which is used to go to Khumbu Valley and Renjo-la Pass which connects Thame

Kopan Buddhist Monastery

Kopan Gumba is a famous place for Tibetan Buddhists. Every year thousands of foreign tourists visit this place to study Buddhism and meditate. Being a Buddhist from Kathmandu, one can visit this Gumba.

This monastery was founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe. She died in 1984. The monastery also has a series of spiritual programs called ‘Discovery Buddhism’. There are also a variety of short courses. From which one can study meditation, Tibetan medicine, Thanka etc.

Tansen Palpa

Palpa’s Tansen is another tourist destination. Palpa can be easily reached by bus. It is an old city where old art culture can be enjoyed.

The old Newari settlement, the old style street of the market may seem new to the tourist. According to studies and various sources, Newar businessmen from Kathmandu have come to Tansen for business and they have introduced Newar art and culture.

Although Tansen is known for its Newar culture, it is home to the Magars. It is believed that the Magar language spread from here. Also, the word Tansen comes from the Magar language which means ‘Northern Habitat’. Srinagar, Rani Mahal, Kaligandaki river are other attractions of this region.

Tengboche Monastery

The Tengboche Monastery in the Khumbu region is one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in Nepal. Guru Rinpoche lived in this Khumbu and was a place of attraction for devotees visiting the area.

Mani Rimdu festival is celebrated in this monastery in the month of October every year. This is a festival of Buddhists, where various songs, traditional dances are celebrated. It is also a trekking route for those traveling to the Everest region.

Rara National Park

Rara Lake is a world famous tourist destination. The lake, which has always been a tourist attraction of the world, is located at an altitude of 2,990 meters.

This area in Rara National Park is green and beautiful. Apart from seeing the beautiful scenery of Rara, boating in the clear waters, trekking in the mountains, interacting with the locals and understanding the way of life and the birds can be observed in this area.

Rara National Park is home to more than 500 species of flowers, 20 species of mammals, and 214 species of birds. In addition, red pandas, deer, Himalayan black bears, leopards, wolves, Himalayan Thar, wild dogs, langurs and many other animals are found in this area.

What is Acute Mountain Sickness? – High Altitude Trekking in Nepal

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a health risk caused by the thin air in the atmosphere, mostly above 2500 meters. This infamous mountain syndrome has spoiled several trips and left trekkers dazzled and confused during their high altitude trekking in Nepal and elsewhere. AMS is also known as “Altitude sickness” or “high altitude pulmonary edema”. Obviously, trekkers, hikers, mountaineers and/or anyone willing to go high must be familiar with this term and the ways to prevent it.

The good news is that, with a solid preparation, you will not only stay fit throughout your elevated journey, but also save thousands on preventing evacuations and medical expenses. In this article, we will discuss high altitude sickness in detail and precautions you can take to make your trip AMS free.

You might also like to read: Planning a Trip to Nepal

Acute Mountain Sickness – are you at a risk?

Everyone trekking in the high regions are at the risk of getting AMS due to the less amount of oxygen. However, not everyone gets it. Getting AMS can depend on your genetics, previous high altitude experience, physical fitness, age and rate of ascend (see below). As you can see, experience, physical fitness, and ascend rate are controllable factors.

Symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness – is is normal to feel dizzy once in a while?

No, it’s not. If you are feeling nausea, confusion and dizziness while in the mountains, you have AMS unless proven otherwise. AMS should be considered seriously as soon as any warning sign is visible. Healthline, a popular health website, describes symptoms of Acute Mountains Sickness as follows:

Feeling sick /Vomiting
Fatigue / feeling drained
Shortness of breath
Sleeping disorder
Appetite loss

If unchecked, AMS can further lead to High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and/or High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), which have mor severe effects. So, it is wise to take necessary steps to stop the sickness from getting any worse.

Prevention and Treatment of Altitude Mountain Sickness

Given the life threatening chances of HAPE and HACE, it is quite strange that Altitude Sickness can be avoided and/or prevented by acting as soon as the symptoms appear. Keep your body hydrated and avoid smoking and alcohols at any cost while climbing. Some of the prevention as well as effective treatment methods are listed below.

Acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness

During high altitude treks, it is important that one does not ascend too quickly, or trek too long in order to better adapt the environment. That’s one reason why our trekking itineraries consists of trekking for 4-6 hours per day and rest days at various points. For example, during the Everest Base Camp Trek, acclimatization is done at at least two points, Namche Bazaar and Kala Patthar. This technique helps the lungs adapt properly to the thin air.
Above the altitude of 10000 feet, ascend 1,000 feet per day and rest for a day for every 3,000 feet climb to acclimatize properly. Your itineraries must be designed in such a way. Read about some important Nepal Trekking FAQ’s that will give you more information regarding trekking in Nepal.

Medication can help slow down effects of AMS

For the signs of mild headache, stop climbing and take mild pain relievers. If the headache continues and more symptoms occur, it’s certain that AMS is the cause. Acetazolamide can be used before starting to descend to keep the trekker at ease.


If more than two symptoms of AMS shows up and there is significant difficulty, it’s wise to descend and take rest until you feel normal. In most of the times, the signs of AMS fades away in 1 or 2 days and a proper descend. Even with medication, it’s wise to descend when the symptoms show up.

Evacuation after Acute Mountain Sickness

In severe cases where descending is not possible, evacuation is needed. In high mountains, animals like horses are used to help trekkers climb down.  In extreme cases, helicopter evacuation is done which is followed by a hospital visit in Kathmandu or the nearest city.

Getting a proper insurance

It is super important to have a proper insurance that covers against above mentioned risks before traveling in the mountains. Evacuation and treatments can be costly. So get yourself covered with a health and emergency evacuation insurance. This will ensure that you get the necessary help in time, and that you don’t end up spending all your savings or with debt.

Trekking forward – Don’t let AMS spoil your mountain experience in Nepal!

Regardless of the risk, trekking in the mountains is one of the most sought adventure by many. Each year, more than a million tourists visit Nepal, and many of them prefer trekking because of the natural experience and view of the highest mountains. In this sense, it is wise that we are familiar to the risks and be better prepared for our journey.

Further, there are many trekking routes that provide glorious views and experience with less altitude gain. For e.g. the Poon Hill Trek provides magnificent views, and getting AMS is very less likely. With experience, precautions and proper arrangement, you can definitely take yourself higher !

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Obtain Charming Trekking Experience in Annapurna

Trekking Experience in Annapurna is charming as it is exciting and insightful.

During vacation time, people always need to visit the best travel destination around the world. If you are searching for the best destination, Nepal is a fine choice for many travelers today. From this place, you can avail of thrilling and adventure activity that best for the vacation. It is the best way for you to explore different mountains in the world. Trekking is the adventure journey of travelers to see rich wonders, beautiful settlement, and others. Annapurna Circuit Trek is the best option for trekkers to discover the Annapurna massif easily without any hassle.

Ensure the best trekking experience in Annapurna

Before trekking to the trails, you must try to understand the facts about the trail first and then make the right decision to trek. People enjoy the true adventure journey in the Annapurna region. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 days takes you to hike the peak via diverse landscape and culturally rich villages. The place is enriched with the green hills, highest peaks, flora and fauna. You can stand the great altitude at a possible time. Experience the best trekking in the Annapurna Region. HAT guide comes up with the perfect map to find out the possible route to submit the peak very easily.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 days
Gurung village is the most popular one in the base camp. You can make the perfect plan for trekking to the beautiful peak in Nepal region. People can mesmerize the beauty of great landscape and mountain. The trekkers definitely fall in love with the nature and serenity of beautiful peaks. So, you can gain the ultimate trekking experience in the region. You can get the perfect package with us at the best cost and get ready for the adventure travel.

Travel to Nepal with Wonderful Himalaya Experience

Travel to Nepal means trekking to the high lands, hiking through the forests and hills, and touring the plains and the valleys. Whatever your choice, the experience of the Himalaya (northern mountains) adds cherry to the top.

Situated in the lap of monstrous Himalayan ranges it would be truly legitimate to call Nepal a wonderland of the Himalayas to travel. Surrounded by the heavenly mountain ranges including the highest peak of the world Mt. Everest (8848m).

Nepal is a paradise on earth with the unique blend of rich culture and tradition. From lowlands of Terai to the high Himalayas, Nepal boasts some of the most diversified sheer vistas on earth. The soaring Himalayas offer the heavenly vistas and the plain lowlands of Terai offer the aliments to the whole nation.

Travel Nepal to see the Highest Mountains in the World

Travel to Nepal; Everest view from Kalapatthar

Nepal has three distinct geographical regions; the gigantic Himalayan belt in the north, the hilly region in the center and lush plain Terai in the south. Nepal boasts the world’s deepest river; Kali Gandaki River. Nepali is the national language of Nepal alongside more than 70 other spoken languages.

Alongside the world’s sky soaring summit Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Nepal also host seven other highest peak of the world, namely; Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Lhotse (8511m), Mt. Makalu (8462m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and Mt. Annapurna (8091m). Nepal is blessed enough to acquire these most majestic and beautiful Himalayan ranges.

People in Nepal have a religious belief that Lord Shiva used to reside in these iconic mountains. After 1994 AD Nepal became the ultimate destination for holidays. These enchanting mountain ranges are the center of attraction for people worldwide.

A Diverse Trekking Options open up when you Travel Nepal

The assorted variety of trekking in Nepal can’t be discovered anyplace else on the planet. Voyagers from everywhere throughout the world prefer Nepal for a restrictive empiricism of the sensational Himalayas and test their guts.

The verifiable truth that Nepal possesses eight out of ten soaring peaks in the world also clarifies its monstrous mountain activities. The most popular Himalayan trails of Nepal are Upper Mustang Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani-Poonhill, Gosainkunda lake and many more.

It is not possible to mention them all for us but these are the most fascinated trekking trails of Nepal enchanting people around the world. These treks can vary from the most rudimentary basal and unwinding one to the most strenuous and difficult one. Some trials might be arduous and may demand the most physical efforts that you may have ever undertaken but the satisfaction of reaching the goal is worthy of every pain around the trek.

Throughout your journey to these iconic Himalayas, you will come across the Himalayan culture, tradition, and lifestyle which can be a life-changing experience for one.

The exceptional beauty and the rich culture are likely to blow you more close to nature. Nepal’s great Himalayan trails are the best destination for those in absolute search of adventure travel. Moreover, for those with limited time but willing to explore the extremes of Nepal’s beauty, a helicopter tour to the topmost destination of Nepal bestowing not only the heavenly vistas of mountains but also giving an insight to the profound valleys on the way.

Apart from grandeur Himalayas, Nepal is well renowned for its historic sightseeing sites. Nepal holds a glorious history and every heritage sites grasp a mysterious story. UNESCO has recorded number of world heritage list; Kathmandu valley and Lumbini as cultural sites and Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park as natural sites as among few.

Nepal is the land of mythology and heroic stories

Manjushree once saw a blazing flare coming out of a lotus so he stroked his sword over the hill and let the water flow away to have a closer look. And later the bright flame and lotus revolved into Swayambhunath Stupa. Likewise, Lumbini; birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha is the one of the world’s important spiritual site.

Within the religious Mayadevi gardens, you can stroll more than 25 international Buddhist monasteries, study Buddhism and tour over the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

The famous pillar named “Ashoka Pillar” erected by Ashoka himself resides here in Lumbini. Chitwan National Park is the major attraction of tourist. Encounter Nepal’s wildlife.

Nepal is equally rich in its religions, culture, and traditions. Here people belonging to a different ethnic group and religions cherish their own culture and traditions, use their traditional dialect and way of living and live in religious tolerance. Despite having diversity in culture and traditions, people have the feeling of brotherhood for each other.

Nepal comprises of the highest number of Hindu followers, approximately 81.3%. Similarly, Buddhism is the second most followed religion after Hinduism (9.0%) alongside followers of Muslim 4.4%, Kiratist 3.0%, Christian 1.4%, Sikhs 0.2%, Jains 0.1% and 0.6% follows other religions. Customs, traditions, and religions in Nepal contrast from one corner to another.

Hindu reveres the antiquated Vedic gods. They regard Brahma as the creator of the universe, Vishnu as the preserver of the universe and Shiva as the destroyer. Devotees of Hindu preach “Kumari” as the living God. The virgin goddess, Kumari is also a symbol of Shakti, the dynamic component in the female correlate of Shiva. From the Newari caste of Shakya, the Kumari is chosen.

She must possess thirty-two excellences which include unsullied body, a voice of a bird and neck of a duck. To be hailed as a living goddess the girl should not cry or show any kind of fear. To examine her audacity the girl is closed in a room filled with immolated heads of animals, the one who turns out to be fearless is hailed as the living goddess. Lord Buddha is praised by both the followers of Hinduism and Buddhism in Nepal.

The diversity in the religions and traditions in Nepal makes a room for diversified set of customs. The greater part of these traditions backpedals to the Hindu, Buddhist or different religious customs.

The rundown of traditions and customs in Nepal is so protracted and assorted that one could compose an entire book about it. Well some of the most cherished customs of Nepal includes Nuwaran, Pasni, Bratabandha, Bel Bibaha, Bahra, Janku, and Sky burial etc. Nuwaran is a child naming ceremony inaugurated from beliefs of Hindu which is celebrated after the 8th days (for baby girls) and 9th days (for baby boys) of the birth.

Amid the naming ceremony, as indicated by time and date of birth of the child and calibration of the stars, a celestial prophet decides a favorable beginning letter for the youngster’s original name alongside its length.

In Sherpa community, the child is given his/her name after the day on which she/he was born. Likewise, Pasni is a rice feeding ceremony of a newborn which is celebrated in the 5th month after the birth of daughters and 6th months after the birth of son. In rice feeding ceremony, the child is bolstered food other than mother’s milk for the first time.

Nepal is a country full of national, religious and communal festival

 Most of the religious festivals are celebrated as claimed by the lunar calendar while other national festivals have fixed dates. The festivals are divided on the basis of religions here.

Dashain, Tihar, Mahashivaratri, Holi, Ghode Jatra, Krishna Janmastami, Teej, Chat Puja and Indra Jatra are some of the major festivals belonging to Hindus. Likewise, Losar and Buddha Jayanti are celebrated by Buddhist alongside Muslims celebrate Eid and Christians celebrate Christmas. Dashain is one of the major festivals of Hindus which falls in the month of Kartik.

Dashain is the longest festival which lasts for fifteen days and ends on the full moon day. Throughout the festival goddess, Durga is worshipped in all her manifestations. Red tika is put on forehead and blessings are received from elders. The sky gets covered with colorful kites and faces are filled with smiles. Tihar is the festival of lights which lasts for 5 days.

Losar is the greatest festival of Buddhist which falls in the month of February. It is also celebrated as the new year of Tibetan and Sherpas. The monasteries are adorned with prayers flags and traditional dances are performed. Feast is organized and family gathering is done to celebrate the New Year. Chat Puja is also celebrated by Hindus particularly; people living in Terai region celebrate this festival with great glory.

It falls in the month of October or November and lasts for about four days. People worship the rising and setting sun offering Prasad, fasting and forgoing from drinking water.

Eid is the most substantial festivals of Muslims community. At the end of the scared month of Ramjan, Eid is celebrated by the Muslim communities. Amid the month of Ramjan, the people belonging to Muslim community perform a month-long fasting called Roja and eat only at night after the sunset.

Christmas is celebrated on 25th of December every year. During Christmas, people decorate a Christmas tree with different colored lights and small gifts secretly hanging by. Kids assume that Santa Claus has put their presents emitted on the tree. Christmas ended with a delightful dinner and dance with family, friends, and neighbors.

Travel Nepal to understand its Complex Food Culture

Food and hospitality are two other things for which Nepal is renowned worldwide. The food here does not have a definite cooking pattern but the taste are always surprising. The ethnic background and climatic condition due to diverse landscape make room for varieties of Nepalese cuisines. Dal/Bhat is the taken as a basic dining.

Newari and Thakali cuisines are the most favored cuisines. Unlike other Nepali food which has been altered by the Indian and Tibetan cookery pattern, these two Newari and Thakali cuisines bestow the genuine Nepali taste. Thakali people residing in Thakkhola have inaugurated the Thakali cuisine. The Thakali cuisine is less vegetarian and comprises of dal (lintel), Bhat (rice) or Dhedo, greens, pickle, and meat. They also add dry meat to vegetable curries.

Travel Nepal to understand Life

Nepal being a diversified land of Himalayas, festivals, culture, and traditions is truly a dream destination for people worldwide. The unique blend of natural beauty, festivals, culture and traditions are bound to sweep your heart away. Overshadowed by the world’s most iconic Himalayas, phenomenal beauty, and rich culture will undoubtedly make your excursion extraordinary. So, if the visit to the extraordinary destinations of Nepal is not on your bucket list then you surely are missing the best trips of your life.

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langtang valley trek

My experience of Trekking in Langtang and Climbing Tsergo -Ri 4,984M

Trekking in Langtang is definitely a unique experience in itself. Langtang Region is so different than the contemporary Annapurna Region and Everest Region. Langtang shares a common heritage with Tibet. Hence, trekking in the valley and zone provides enriched and multicultural experience.

Below, you will find a small blog sent to us by a traveler to trekked langtang and climbed Tsergo Ri. Hope you will find it useful.

After many trips around the worlds mountain ranges, I decided to travel to Nepal and explore the mighty Himalayas and the Nepali culture. As a mountaineer and hiker, Nepal was an obvious destination.

The beautiful mountains are surrounded by subtropical rain forests with an indescribable view. I was especially surprised  by the hospitality of the local people and their generosity. Trekking in Langtang will always stay with me.

Explore travel options in the Langtang Region of Nepal

Since I wanted to explore the more remote areas of Nepal, I chose Langtang which is a national park situated in the Rasuwa District, north of Kathmandu. I decided to contact the travel agency Hiking Adventure Treks  in order to arrange airport pick-up, accommodation in Thamel and a private jeep drive to Syabrubesi which was going to be the starting point of my trek.

The next day, after an eight hour drive, I finally reached Syabrubesi. I immediately started my journey and by the night I came to this incredible jungle along Langtang Khola; a river that runs thru the valley. I stopped there for the night at ”Bamboo Lodge” which was a beautiful house by the riverside. After spending the night in the jungle, I continued along the river, crossing many bridges and enjoying the magnificent views of the mountains around me.

Highlights of the trip

  • Walk through amazing forests, high alpine meadows, and grasslands
  • Enjoy magnificent views across open valleys with majestic mountains
  • Have a closer look at the unparalled custom and traditions
  • Witness the life of the inhabitants after the massive earthquake of 2015 listening to their story of struggle
  • Incredible opportunity of climbing Tsergo Ri

My Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nepal. Pickup from airport and transfer to hotel. O/n at hotel.

I was overwhelmed to be welcomed by my guide on my arrival in Nepal. He also helped me with the gears further.

Day 2: Drive From Kathmandu To Syaphrubeshi (1,503 M) 7 Hrs Drive,O/N At Tea House.

We started our trekking journey on the second day of my arrival by driving to Syabrubesi. We stayed at a simple but neat tea house to rest for the day.

Day 3: Trek Syaphrubeshi – Lama Hotel (2,500m) 5 Hrs Walk, O/N At Tea House

Day 4: Trek Lama Hotel – Langtang village (3,430m) 6-7 Hrs, O/N At Tea House

Day 5: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa and explore around. O/n at a tea house.

Day 6: Climb Tsergo- Ri. O/n at a tea house.

Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa – Back Track To Ghoretabela. 4-5 Hrs Walk, O/N At Tea House

Day 8: Trek Back To Syabrubesi –6 Hours Hour Walk, O/N At Tea House

Day 9: Drive Back To Kathmandu -8 Hours Local Drive.

Day 10: Breakfast at hotel and airport drop as per schedule.

Well, the days passed so fast and I had to Leave Nepal. But I will surely be back.

Climbing Tsergo Ri – the highlight of Langtang Trekking

I got up really early one morning. The air was cold and clear and the moonlight was the only thing that lighted up my trail. I wanted to make an attempt and take the Tsergo Ri peak (4980m). The weather conditions were great and when I reached the top, I was able to see all the other beautiful peaks around me. It took about two and a half hour from Kyanjin Gompa to reach the summit and about one and a half back.

I spent the rest of the day in Kyanjin Gompa and stayed at the same tea-house over the night before walking back to Langtang. After arriving in Langtang, I went to Rimche which is situated on the high slopes of the rain forest. The view from there was incredible. I was able to find a great accommodation and spent my night there. The next day I went back to Syabrubesi where I celebrated the end of my seven day trek.

Langtang is recovering from a natural disaster in 2015

Seven hours later I finally got to Langtang, a village lying under the mighty 7000m peak Langtang Lirung. In 2015 there was an earthquake that caused the destruction of the village. An enormous avalanche had hit Langtang and nearly 250 people were killed. It felt so special to be there and see how the ones who survived the catastrophe, still had the power to work and rebuild their village. I saw porters who brought heavy loads of wood up to Langtang and yet they carried a beautiful smile on their face. I really felt the need to do something and since the locals are in great need of tourism it was an obvious choice to stay in their tea-houses and enjoy their traditional meal ”Dal Bhat”.

In the morning, after my visit in Langtang, I walked to the village Kyanjin Gompa, which was the last destination of my journey. This place is very special and the surroundings are stunning. Here you can have the local yak cheese and other good meals. Trekking in Langtang is easier with nice rooms to stay, warm meals and good climate.

The valley of Langtang is really worth visiting and the trek up to Kyanjin Gompa is calm and easy with well marked trails and many tea houses to stay at.

I hope you enjoyed reading my experience of trekking in Langtang. It was great witnessing idiosyncratic culture and traditions of the people residing there along with the spectacular mountains.

Thank you for this time Nepal!