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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.
Prayers and Peace in the Wind
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.

Check Out a Custom Nepal Itinerary & the Clients that Loved it!

Jane and Elizabeth are ATC alums that have been a joy to work with. They reached out to us in search of another trek in Nepal and were looking for access to Buddhist culture, village life, great trekking and strong views - they knew Tsum was right for them! Prepped, ready to go and excited, they were off on their adventure, but when a small incident left one of them with discomfort walking - the entire itinerary was up in the air. Thankfully, our staff was able to not only accommodate their new limitations but help them to still have a wonderful trek through this remote valley. Check out their itinerary, see some of their picture and hear what they had to say about their once in a lifetime journey!

A 2016 Nepal Special Departure:

Trekking the Ridges of East Nepal

YOGA VERMONT has partnered with Above the Clouds to offer a trip: Trekking the Ridges of East Nepal (March 11-25, 2016). The trip is two weeks door-to-door and will be filled with days on the trail, amazing mountain views, lots of time exploring remote villages and of course, daily yoga led by beloved teacher and yogini extraordinaire Kathy McNames. This adventure promises to be a once in a lifetime journey!

Interested? Check out the trip page, request the full itinerary, read Kathy's blog or feel free to be in touch with any questions that we can be helpful with!

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.

Check Out Our Other Destinations Too!

Blog Posts about Nepal

The Resilience of the Nepali Culture - Past, Present & Future

The Resilience of the Nepali Culture - Past, Present & Future

Most people that travel to Nepal feel compelled because of the mountains, but on their way home from Nepal, those same people are filled with stories of the amazing people that they met along the way. This dichotomy is one of the strongest reasons that people feel pulled back to the Himalayas and why we love what we do. The culture of Nepal has been shaped by the mountains, harsh seasons, community and family. These traits have left them resilient by nature, and as they face their current challenge of recovery - these traits have proven to last the test of time. More...

A Yogini's Lessons Learned from the Foothills of the Himalaya

A Yogini's Lessons Learned from the Foothills of the Himalaya

Kathy is a well traveled and well respected yoga teacher who owns and operates YogaVermont, a studio in the heart of Burlington Vermont. In the fall of 2014 we partnered with her and YogaVermont and together we operated a trek through the foothills of east Nepal where each day on the trail was bookended by a sunrise/sunset yoga session with superb views of the top of the world. These are her notes to herself along the way, her thoughts, lessons learned and things to remember for next time. More...

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...