The routes:

Even if we are going to a well known destination, we will guide you on a little known route and endeavour to keep away from the main, overly populated trails. These routes are often on smaller paths, which give you better views.

Some treks go to little known areas. Some treks are more adventurous than others, some see more of the Nepali way of life. There are speciality treks covering the Mani Rimdu dance festival and Buddhist monasteries. We offer treks led by highly experienced photographers and wildlife film makers. We have trekked with disabled people.

The treks can be tailored to your choice – just ask. Or, if you have somewhere you would like to go, then again, please ask.

When to go?

Years ago, the trekking season was May and September. May is good but probably cloudy, March and April is better.

Whilst September is OK you may run into the tail end of the monsoon. Nowadays the monsoon happens later in the year, so most people go in October. However there is quite a bit of cloud in October and an occasional wet day. Being high season, the trails are very crowded, lodges are heavily booked and Kathmandu is full to bursting but it is much warmer in the mountains. The best time to go is from about the last week of October until mid December. Much later than that, most lodges close up for the winter, however, you can usually find one open all winter. The advantage of trekking in November to December is that the weather is settled, the skies almost always clear and so the views are much better. The are fewer trekkers around and in December virtually no other trekkers. The big disadvantage is the cold but you can dress for that and buy or hire very warm sleeping bags and the lodges provide blankets and most lodges have a fire after 4pm.

Having said all that there are plenty of treks that you can do all year round even in the height of the monsoon. Mustang is at it’s best in the spring and summer. There is no monsoon there. The Annapurna Circuit is also good as the Manang Vally is in the rain shadow of the main range of the Nepal Himalaya.

If in doubt then please ask for advice.

Mule train
Sleeping Yak - a rock for a pillow.
Trekking near Everest
Yak train in Gokyo valley
Porter in Annapurna region
Looking up the Khumbu valley . Tengboche is on the wooden hill.
In a basic lodge
Everest & Lhotse from above Namche Bazaar.
Lantang lodge owned by friends
Trekking the Annapurna Circuit
Langtang traditional wooden house
Trekking towards Pumori.
Yak bells in Namche Bazaar.
Mother & daughter from the Tibetan people in Langtang.
In the upper Khumbu near Everest
Machapuchare ' Fish Tail' mountain. Annapurna trek
Braga Gompa
Thulo Syaphru, a village on a ridge.
Wealthy Sherpa girl
Nare Magar and Everest from Kala Patthar 5643mts
Trekking in Helambu
Many sheep come looking
Om the summit of Goyko Ri, 5360mts
A suspension bridge bedecked with prayer flags over the Dudh Kosi gorge.
in Helambu
Cho La glacier looking east
Annapurna dawn
Balanced stones at Gokyo Lakes
Zopkio - Cross between a yak and a cow
Annapurna Sanctuary
trekker & porters
Trekkers on suspension bridge
Mani Wall
Looking east from near the Cho La pass.
On the Ngozumba glacier in Goyko. Look very closely at the bottom right. Spot the figures and see the scale!
Everest from Kala Patthar, 5645mts
Kanjin Gompa
Manang mules
Chorten In Helambu
Dying light on Ama Dablam
Afternoon in a Tea house

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