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Nepal

There is perhaps no place better known for adventure travel than this corner of the Himalaya. From the northern border, defined by the tallest mountains on earth, to the southern border, shrouded in fertile lush green land, this nation is diverse and beautiful every inch along the way.

While it certainly true that most travelers to Nepal come to visit and explore the unparalleled peaks, more often than not, those same travelers leave after falling in love with the people and the culture. It is this combination of mountains and people that have long made Nepal one of the most treasured adventure travel destinations on the planet. Just as the Nepalis have influenced these mountains, cutting terraced fields along their flanks and cutting trails and roads through them, so too have these mountains carved the soul and character of these hardy, warm-hearted people.

While for years now Nepal has drawn the most adventurous spirits on the planet to explore the mountains, rivers, hills and villages of this small nation, many of the best kept off the beaten path secrets have yet to become widely known. We are insiders in Nepal, and we’d love to share some of these secrets with you.

  • Spinning the prayer wheels. Lo Manthang, Mustang.
  • A local in Kathmandu shows how to give an offering at Boudhanath, one of the holiest of Buddhist sites in the city.
  • Star trails over Everest
  • Sunrise over Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
  • Young monks in Lo Manthang
  • Beautiful views of Tsum Valley -Dhawa Gyanjen Tsumba
  • Birds eye view of Tawoche & Cholatse from the chopper
Our Nepal Sample Itineraries

Nepal is incredibly diverse, and so are the ways to explore it! Here you’re find some of our sample itineraries, meant to provide a basis for what is possible here. You can trek for weeks in remote corners of the Himalaya or heli-trek the biggest mountains on earth in 12 days. You can explore the once Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang by horse or spend time exploring the medieval cities of Kathmandu. The choice is yours and our samples are here to give you an idea of what we can create to fit your dreams.

It is the combination of mountains and people that have long made Nepal one of the most treasured adventure travel destinations on the planet.

Check Out Our Sample Nepal Itineraries:

  • The Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang
    • Come explore what the Dalai Lama has called the last bastion of living Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Trekking Everest
    • The valley leading to Everest (also called the Khumbu) offers a variety of treks ranging from one week to three, all providing wonderful exposure to the indigenous Sherpa culture and access to the biggest mountains on earth.
  • Trekking Manaslu & Tsum Valleys
    • Nestled into the base of the Himalayas, these valleys are located close to the major hubs of travel in Nepal but are also not frequently visited. With lots of trekking and heli-trekking options, this is area is prime for adventure!
  • Trekking East Nepal
    • Remote, rarely traveled and absolutely beautiful! This corner of the Himalaya boasts fabulous views, tribal villages and unique experiences that can be done in a week or up to a month.

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Blog Posts about Nepal

A Flatlander's Journey to Nepal

A Flatlander's Journey to Nepal

Julie was a participant in the 6-credit University class to Mustang, Nepal that ATC runs in conjunction with the University of Vermont. Since her return stateside at the end of last summer, she's been interning for us here in the ATC office. She has the spirit of a true adventurer and has had so much to offer us since she came on board. Here she shares her experiences on the trail in Mustang and what the adventure has left with her. More...

Kathy McNames: Yogini Extraordinaire & Yoga Vermont Owner

Kathy McNames: Yogini Extraordinaire & Yoga Vermont Owner

Kathy McNames, owner of Yoga Vermont and our partner for this fall's yoga & trekking trip to East Nepal, shares some her thoughts in this interview. She's been a long time friend of the community, taught Lisa her love for yoga and is going to be an amazing asset to all those who travel with her this fall. Check out her thoughts! More...

Jamling Tenzing Norgay: Legacy of the Tiger of the Snow

Jamling Tenzing Norgay: Legacy of the Tiger of the Snow

Jamling Tenzing is a unique mountaineer, one who's legacy and history perhaps set him up to follow his father's footsteps to the top of the world. Now he is creating his own legacy and keeping his heritage close to heart. In this blog, he shares the story of his time in the Khumbu and the Sherpa people that all feel like family to him. More...