Our walking vacations in Nepal
Our Nepal walking vacations are the most satisfying way to discover one of the planet’s great trekking destinations. From the majestic Annapurna Range to Everest Base Camp via glacial lakes and safaris in Chitwan National Park, the views on these small group and tailor made trips are unforgettable. Guided trekking is led by the experts: fairly-paid Sherpas who regale you with stories and beliefs of their homeland while ensuring that paths and fragile mountain habitats are protected. Sleeping in homestays, hosted by local families and sharing their meals, your vacation supports remote communities while giving you invaluable insights into traditional Nepalese culture.
Our top Hiking vacations in Nepal
From US $1590 to US $179011 days ex flights
From the Annapurna Range vistas to jungles of Chitwan NP
Small group2022: 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 21 Dec, 2023: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 25 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 24 Dec, 2024: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 28 Jan
From US $3679 to US $407919 days ex flights
This high altitude trek explores the heart of Sherpa homeland
Small group2022: 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 2023: 8 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 27 Sep, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 8 Nov
From US $1150 to US $167013 days ex flights
Don't travel as a tourist, live like a local in Nepal!
Small group2022: 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 12 Sep, 26 Sep, 10 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov, 21 Nov, 5 Dec, 19 Dec, 2023: 2 Jan, 16 Jan, 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 13 Mar, 27 Mar, 10 Apr, 24 Apr, 8 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 19 Jun
From US $1135 to US $17509 days ex flights
This is a moderate,off-the-beaten-track adventure.
More about our Walking vacations in Nepal
Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal
Walking to Everest Base Camp is for trekkers who’d like a peek into the mythology surrounding the world’s tallest mountain. From the Nepalese side, you’ll trek to Everest Base Camp South – a 12-day hike that’ll give you respect for those attempting to reach the summit, especially the Sherpas who guide mountaineers all season long. The 12 days includes time to acclimatise at a steady pace as you trek through Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery. You’ll get extraordinary views of Everest for your efforts, plus a walk that you’ll need to train for… but probably not as much as you think.
Annapurna region trekking in Nepal
There’s life beyond the Annapurna Circuit – and it comes in the shape of easier treks that explore the foothills of the Annapurna region. The scenery in this magnificent Himalayan backbone of Nepal ranges from rice paddies and Hindu farming villages to rhododendron woods and high plateaus. These are shorter treks that start at five days long, and you can choose higher or lower altitude walks, depending on your fitness level. Just remember that altitude sickness can affect anyone (it’s a great excuse to slow down when walking in the Annapurna region) and avoid the June-August monsoon season, when heavy rain can cause landslides.
Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal
Annapurna is the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment – a fitting name for the mountain range that the Annapurna Circuit explores. This is the most popular trek in Nepal. It’s easier than scaling Mount Everest, but you still need enough stamina to walk for 18 days through some of the highest mountains in the world. Your reward is spectacular Himalayan scenery that changes daily as you clamber over suspension bridges and stay in villages fluttering with prayer flags. Porters will carry your heaviest luggage; travel with one of our responsible tour operators to ensure that they’re treated with respect and given full workers’ rights.
Family walking vacations in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal with kids is completely doable if your children are used to walking lots in their spare time. You probably won’t aim for Everest, but Poon Hill (3,210m) is a great introduction to mountain climbing, while the Royal Trek only reaches 1,700m. Kathmandu is an exciting city for families, too – especially if you explore Asan Bazar market square and raid the teahouses for deep-fried jeri dunked in saffron syrup. Along the way, you might get the chance to stay with a Himalayan family, where you’ll notice that kids disregard what adults perceive as language and culture barriers. You’ll return inspired.
Top 10 walks in Nepal
The famous and spectacular Everest Base Camp (5,362m) and Annapurna Circuit are among the best walks in Nepal, but we think some lesser-known treks also deserve your time. Sailung Valley, with its sacred peak, is filled with yak herding villages and coffee terraces. Pikey Peak (4,065m) is a pilgrimage place for sunset and sunrise seekers. You might spy rhinos and tigers in Chitwan National Park. And the Manaslu Circuit explores backcountry surrounded by eight-thousanders, but is largely ignored by those trekking Everest and the Annapurnas. Read our guide to find out our top 10 walks in Nepal.