Pikey Peak Trek

The Pikey Peak trek offers one of the best views of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. On the route, you can enjoy impressive landscapes and the rich vegetation of the Lower Khumbu region. Beautifully crafted ancient Buddhist monasteries, gompas and stupas give travelers the opportunity for an unforgettable spiritual experience with the Sherpa people.

Pikey Peak is situated at an elevation of 4,065 m. It is an incredible panoramic viewpoint of the Himalayan mountain range. From the top, you can see Mount Everest, Numbur and Lhotse. According to Sir Edmund Hillary, “Pikey Peak is the most amazing place to view Mount Everest.”

This trek is relatively easy and short. There is no need for special training, which allows even beginner or inexperienced hikers to fully enjoy the hike. You walk every day for 5 to 6 hours on average. Apart from the trekking experience, this is the best place to enjoy the Rhododendron blossom in March and April.

Before starting your trek, you will visit 3 world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Those are Swayambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. These places give you ideas about Nepali art and architecture.

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Mount Kailash Via Kyirong

There are different routes: Mount Kailash via the Kyirong border is one good option for you! Kyirong is the border between Nepal and China. Kyirong is just 175 km from Kathmandu. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva spent most of his time on the top of the holy Mount Kailash, practicing Yogic austerities, joy, and love with his divine consort Parbati (Mother of Mythology). Lake Mansarovar and the holy Mount Kailash are the souls of all AUM followers the world over.

As per Buddhist texts, Mount Kailash (Kailasa) is known as the mythological Mount Meru. For some Buddhist traditions, Kailash is a major site of pilgrimage and is central to their cosmology. Numerous sites in the region are associated with Padmasambhava, whose tantric practices in holy sites around Tibet are credited with finally establishing Buddhism as the main religion of the country in the 7th–8th century.

“Conventional wisdom says a single circuit of Mt. Kailash wipes out all the sins of a lifetime; 108 Parikramas guarantee enlightenment. A ritual bath in the holy Mansarovar Lake transports pilgrims to the paradise of Brahma, and a sip of its water absolves one of the sins of countless lifetimes.”

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Nar Phu Valley Trek

A fantastic journey in a wild and unexplored area located north of Annapurna: the Nar Phu Valley. This trek is perfect for travelers who want to discover the Annapurna circuit as well as explore an untouched valley. A rough and wild trek, this trek takes you to the exotic valley that lies in the remote corner of the Annapurna region. Opened to visitors only in 2003, it remains untouched by modernity. The inhabitants, where roughly comprise about 350 Nepalese Tibetans, have retained their age-old practices. Most of them are engaged in yak herding and farming.

We start this trek from Chamje after driving from Kathmandu. From Chamje to Koto, we follow the route of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. During the Nar Phu Valley Trek, we cross Phu Pass, 5050 m, Nar Pass, 5400m and Kangla Pass, 5306 m. We find picturesque villages, ancient monasteries, and narrow canyons to reach remote Nar and Phu villages near Tibet. After visiting the Nar Phu Valley, you will be rejoining the Annapurna Circuit Trails in Manang Village. We continue our trek ahead to Thorong-La Pass (5416m).

After crossing one of the highest passes (Thorong-La Pass), you will reach Muktinath. Muktinath is a common pilgrimage site for Hindu and Buddhist people. From Muktinath, it remains one more day to trek to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara. This trek also offers fantastic views of the Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhaulagiri Range, and Tilicho Peak. Don’t miss out on experiencing an untouched culture!

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Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kagbeni Tour

This Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kagbeni Tour lets you explore the ancient temples and religious shrines of the medieval kingdom of Kathmandu. This trip takes you into a kind of mystical history where the past still remains alive in the present. Tradition tirelessly repeats itself in a culture. It remained in an ancient history created by the kings of past generations. Religious doctrines are strictly adhered to to this very day. Travel onwards towards Pokhara, where you explore the beautiful ambience of the city and visit tourist attractions such as Fewa Lake, Gupteswar Cave, Davis Fall, Seti River Gorge, Peace Stupa, etc.

A flight to Jomsom takes you to a place blessed with exquisite natural beauty. Kagbeni situated on the bank of Kali Gandaki River and dominated by massive Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri peaks. An excursion around Kagbeni gives you a truly rewarding experience of  Mustang history and culture. Nepal is a mountainous country in south Asia, but it also has plain land called Terai. The Terai of Nepal is a lowland region located in the southern part of the country. It stretches along the border with India and covers approximately 17% of Nepal’s total land area. The Terai is fertile plains, diverse wildlife, and agricultural productivity. Your trip concludes in Chitwan, with a visit to Nepal’s biggest National park. The Royal Chitwan National Park, situated in the tropical Terai region, is renowned for being home to various rare species, particularly the one-horned Rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger.

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