This expedition takes you on a journey into the breath taking peaks of the Annapurna region in Central Nepal. It gives UK travellers the unique opportunity to get into the heart of the Himalayas in just two weeks of holidays.
One of the draws of this trek is the rich diversity of birds, animals and plants in the region. As the altitude increases we will encounter sub-tropical lowlands, rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, desert plateaus and glacial terrain.
A classic trek to the ‘roof of the world’. Stunning scenery follows you all the way up the Khumbu Valley, through pine forests, over gorges and into the land of 8000 metre monsters. Follow in the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing’s ground-breaking 1953 ascent of the largest mountain on the planet. Stay at cozy teahouses on the trail, with good rooms and food. You’ll also get to meet the wonderful Nepalese people and get a precious insight into their culture.
The Khumbu is the most famous region of Nepal and home of the hardy mountain people renowned in mountaineering – the Sherpas. Walk through the Sherpa lands to reach Everest Base Camp itself – scene of many triumphs and tragedies.
This trek is an excellent alternative to the Everest Base Camp trip. It is far less traveled and therefore has significantly fewer trekkers, whilst offering scenery that is arguably even more spectacular than Everest Base Camp.
The highlight of this trip is reaching the summit of Gokyo Ri at 5357 metres. From the top you get an unbeatable view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu: the 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th highest mountains in the world. You will also have the experience of seeing one of the Khumbu’s most dramatic panoramas – the ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang.
A trek of epic proportions, this trip takes you up the Everest Base Camp trail and deep into the Himalayas, before crossing the renowned Cho La pass into the Gokyo region. From soaring 8000m peaks to shining glacial lakes this trek covers an incredible diversity of landscapes.
Because of the altitude and the terrain this is no walk in the park, the pass itself involves crossing the top of the Cho La glacier over hundreds of metres of ice. It’s a real mountaineering experience requiring technical equipment and experienced guides. If you want to get stuck in and take on a challenge this trek will reward you will some of the most impressive scenery on the planet.