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'Best For' Trips to Nepal

Our Nepal trekking trips are truly hard to beat. We not only offer all the classics, but off-the-beaten-track, cultural, family and pioneering ad... Read more
'Best For' Trips to Nepal

Our Nepal trekking trips are truly hard to beat. We not only offer all the classics, but off-the-beaten-track, cultural, family and pioneering adventures, which are all excellent value for money. On every Nepal adventure trip we include all of your meals, guides and accommodation, and we also offer free sleeping bags, down jackets and climbing equipment hire, while still being able to offer the lowest prices overall. 

But, it can be hard to know where to start when you begin to plan your visit to this vast and diverse country. So, we have put together our 'Best for' list below, to help you decide where your next adventure could be.



Best Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is one of the world's most iconic routes and bucket list destinations. Whether you are a first-time visitor, or a returner, there are a number of different routes you can take.

The classic way, weaves its way from Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche, and is the shortest and quickest way to get there. You'll spend one night at Lobouche, trek to base camp, climb Kala Patar and then trek back down. 

If you want to extend your Everest base camp trek and veer off the main route after Namche Bazaar, you can trek up to the stunning Gokyo Lakes and climb Gokyo Ri, on our Ultimate Everest Trek, before climbing over the Cho La pass and joining the classic route to Everest base camp.

If you are a bit of a Nepal trekking guru, physically fit and have spent time at altitude before (and fancy a challenging trek), then our Everest the Hard Way trip, sees you over three high passes, as well as trekking past the Gokyo Lakes, before heading to base camp.

Lots of options - which one will you go for? 





Best for the Annapurnas 

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a slightly less taxing route and shorter than trekking to Everest Base Camp. It's not as high and the trails are normally much quieter than the Everest routes, so some choose to trek here first before heading to the Khumbu, or, the other way around. Either way, a large amount of travellers end up doing both. 

You can choose a number of different routes in the Annapurnas, whether you just want to experience the foothills along the Kophra Ridge, trek the full Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary, or take on the more challenging route that includes both the Annapurna Circuit and Thorung La.

One of our most popular trips is our Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hill Trek, which heads to Annapurna Base Camp, and then spends the night in the Sanctuary at 4130m. We have also recently reduced our prices for this holiday for 2023, making it even better value for money.

Find out What's so special about the Annapurna?





Best for off-the-beaten-track

 KE prides itself in finding remote and little-visited regions, and we have an abundance of trips that will really take you off-the-beaten-track.

Kangchenjunga - A challenging trekking holiday in the remote Kangchenjunga region, visiting both basecamps: Ramze and Pang Pema.

Middle Hills Trek - Trek through traditional villages with Rai, Limbu, Magar, Gurung, Tamang and Sherpa people.

Shey Gompa and Inner Dolpo - A classic trekking holiday in the 'Wild West' Nepal region of Dolpo.

Around Manaslu - A classic circuit trek around Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world.

Naar to Mustang - See the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang and its unique 'capital' Lo Mantang.

Naar and Phu - A high and wild trekking holiday north of the Annapurnas, visiting the isolated Tibetan Buddhist settlements.

Ganesh Himal Panorama - Trek through a rarely-visited region, between Manaslu and the Langtang on the Great Himalaya Trail, on a camping-based holiday which offers a taste of Nepal at its most authentic. 



Best for 'unique to KE' 

Want to do a trekking holiday that no one else does? Then try one of these. No other UK companies offers these itineraries, they are completely unique to KE.

Dolpo to Mugu Reconnaissance Trek - a trek on the Great Himalaya Trail from Phoksumdo lake and Shey Gompa, across rarely travelled passes to Mugu. 28 days of 5000m pass crossings and tough trekking.

Makalu to Mera Reconnaissance Trek - pioneering trekking on an exciting new high-level route, through the Makalu Barun National Park. 22 days of serious off-the-beaten-track, rugged and remote trekking.

Lamjung Himal Trek - a moderate 14-day trekking holiday, in a spectacular and little-known part of the Annapurna Massif. 



Best for climbing 6000m peaks

Are you looking to climb either your first 6000m peak, or for your next mountaineering challenge? The peaks in Nepal offer numerous choices.

If you have never climbed a 6000m peak before, then Mera Peak (6476m), is a fantastic choice. It's officially classed as one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, and no previous mountaineering experience is required, as full instruction is given by your IFMGA qualified guide. However, previous use of crampons is recommended.

If you are looking for your next mountaineering challenge (dependent on previous experience of course), then take a look at our Island Peak (6189m) climbing holiday or our Chulu Far East (6059) trip, which are more technically demanding. 



Best for an E-biking extravaganza

Who would have thought, that you can cycle across rope bridges, 4000m passes and the rugged landscapes of Nepal on a Scott Spark 930 e-bike. Well, you can. And here at KE, we offer the only e-biking cycling holiday in Nepal Mustang and the Tiji Festival - E-biking Extravaganza

This brand NEW adventure is part of our Pioneer range, a selection of expedition-style adventures from KE. With just one departure in May 2023, you'll have to be quick if you want to experience this once-in-a-lifetime e-biking holiday at the heart of the 'forbidden kingdom' of Mustang.  



THE mountain marathon

If you enjoy trail running and taking part in running events, then this is the ultimate challenge for you. The Tenzing Hillary Mount Everest Marathon is one of the most prestigious marathons in the world, and the world's highest marathon. It's named after Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first people to summit Everest, and race day 2023, is the 70th anniversary of his first ascent. What a year to take part.

This is no ordinary marathon. The starting line is at 5,600m, which means you get to trek to Everest Base Camp first whilst acclimatising. You'll then stay overnight in Base Camp, before running back down to Namche Bazaar.



Best for culture and highlights

 Trekking in Nepal isn't all about the high altitude, big mountains and serious trekking. There is so much to see and do, and travellers looking for a more easy-going holiday, have a lot of choice and don't have to lose out on those mind-blowing views. 

You could travel from Everest to Tibet on a classic overland tour, taking in the fabled Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Drepung Monastery. Or, combine both Nepal and Bhutan, on our 2-week easy walking and sightseeing adventure, visiting the Tiger's Nest in Bhutan, the 'middle hills' in Nepal, and if you time it right, one of Bhutan's iconic festivals. 



Best for luxury trekking

We all love a bit of luxury sometimes, and who would have thought that you can get it, while trekking in Nepal

Well, you can. Both of our Everest Yeti Trail Luxury Lodge Trek and our Annapurna and Bandipur Luxury Lodge Trek, offer you the best standard of accommodation available, in twin rooms with en-suite facilities and hot and cold running water.

Both Nepalese treks offer stunning walks, all meals, fantastic views of the Himalaya and wonderful comfort at the end of your day.



Best for families

Trekking holidays in Nepal are not just for grown-ups, it's a wonderful experience for children too. If you have children over the age of 10, then they can travel with you on our Beyond the Annapurnas family adventure holiday. 

The whole family can experience this unique itinerary, which is based at a low altitude, and is situated on a less trekked Nepali route, so you get to see rural life and stunning views. You get time in Kathmandu and Pokhara to relax and do fun stuff such as cooking and painting a Nepali mask, plus enjoy a family-friendly 6-day trek to Mohare Danda with views of the Annapurnas - it’s a winner!

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