All Treks Comparison

Posted by Andy on Tuesday, September 14, 2010

All Trek Comparison

 

Trekking in Nepal

  

Annapurna Trekking

Trek:
Annapurna Sanctuary
–  Base Camp Trek

Days:

15

Trek dates:

Daily from late September to late December and February to late June

Grade:

Medium

Prices starting at: USD 995

Highlights of the trek:

The terraced farmland above Pokhara. Visit the inner sanctuary of Annapurna panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m. Views of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki from Poon Hill. Surrounded by a ring of impressive mountains, including Annapurna I (8091m). The combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghaundrung, set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most picturesque of treks. Natural hot spring at Jhinudanda.

Trek:
Annapurna Circuit Trek

Days:

23

Trek dates:

Daily from September to December and February to late June

Grade:

Medium-Hard

Prices starting at: USD 1495

Highlights of the trek:

The Annapurna Circuit, considered one of the best trekking/hiking trails in the world, is the classic long distance trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. A classic trek on ancient trade routes. Ascending the Marshyangdi valley. Passing Manaslu and Hinchuli. Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga. Explore beautiful Manang village. Crossing the Thorung-La ( 5416m). The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath, View of Dhawagiri Ice-flow. The world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley. Natural hot spring at Tatopani. Sunrise at Poonhill with magnificent mountain views. Option to fly out from Jomsom to Pokhara for 17 day trek.

Trek:
Annapurna Royal Trek

Days:

8

Trek dates:

Daily all year round

Grade:

Easy

Prices starting at: USD 795

Highlights of the trek:

Flora and fauna, excellent views of Machhapuchare and the Annapurna range.

Trek:
Annapurna Ghorepani “Poonhill” Trek

Days:
11

Trek dates:
Daily from September to late December and February to late June

Grade:
Medium

Prices starting at: USD 785

Highlights of the trek:
Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Mahhapurche. Sunrise at Poonhill. Explore Gurung culture in Ghandruk. Visit Annapurna conservation office.

Trek:
Tsum Valley Trek

Days:
17

Trek dates:
Daily from late September to late December and February late June

Grade:
Medium

Prices starting at: USD 1395

Highlights of the trek:
Challenging and uncrowded trekking experience, unspoiled Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and local culture, magnificent views of Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal. Visits to Milarepa cave and the remote villages and gompas of the “Tsomba” people.

Trek:
Tatopani Loop Trek

Days:
11

Trek dates:
Daily from September to late December and February to late June

Grade:
Easy-Medium

Prices starting at: USD 795

Highlights of the trek:
Trekking to and through Gurung villages, excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhare, sunrise at Poonhill and relaxing at hot springs of Tatopani.

Trek:
Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Days:
17

Trek dates:
Daily from September to December and February to late June

Grade:
Easy-Medium

Prices starting at: USD 1295

Highlights of the trek:
The Annapurna Circuit is a classic trek on ancient trade routes. Ascending the Marshyangdi valley. Passing Manaslu and Hinchuli. Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga. Explore beautiful Manang village. Crossing the Thorung-La (5416m). The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath, View of Dhawagiri Ice-flow.

Trek:
Mardi Himal

Days:
12

Trek dates:
Daily from September to June

Grade:
Medium-Hard

Prices starting at: 895

Highlights of the trek:

Reach high altitudes with spectacular views in just a few days trekking. View the sacred Machepuchare peak close-up. Trek through quiet forests with abundant wildlife. Visit friendly Gurung villages. View the massive Annapurna South Himal from a unique viewpoint. Visit one of central Nepal’s only tea plantations. 

Trek:
Panchase Trek

Days:
13

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Medium

Prices starting at: USD 995

Highlights of the trek:
Dramatic views of the Himalayan peaks of Macchapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu. Rich bird and wildlife. Gurung, Brahmin, and Magar villages.

Trek:
Short Annapurna Villages Trek

Days:
7

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Easy-Medium

Prices starting at: USD 645

Highlights of the trek:
Friendly Gurung villages and culture. Spectacular views of Annapurna range. Views of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail). Scenic villages of Dhampus, Landruk, Ghandrung, Birethanti.

Trek:
Sikilis Ecotrek

Days:
11

Trek dates:
Daily from September to July

Grade:
Easy – Medium

Prices starting at: 895

Highlights of the trek:
On this trek, we explore the northern side of Pokhara, which offers amazing views of the entire Annapurna range. You will see Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Fish Tail and other giants from a uniquely scenic angle. This moderate trek starts and ends in Pokhara and goes no higher than 2000 metres, a great , short trek for anyone coming from lower elevations.

Trek:
Mustang Trek

Days:
15

Trek dates:
Daily from April through November

Grade:
Medium – Difficult

Prices starting at: USD 1995

Highlights of the trek:

  • Be one of only 1200 outsiders permitted each year to visit the upper Mustang district.
  • Trek the ancient trade route between Tibet and India along the spectacular Kali Gandaki Gorge.
  • Witness a way of life almost unchanged for centuries, and one of the few traditional Tibetan cultures left on earth.
  • Explore the monasteries and temples of the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang.
  • Visit Pokhara, the Gem of Nepal, home of Lake Phewa and starting point of Annapurna treks.

Everest Trekking

Trek:
Everest Base Camp Trek

Days:
15 and 18

Trek dates:
Daily from October to late December and end of February to May

Grade:
Medium-Hard

Prices starting at: USD 1495

Highlights of the trek:
Panoramic view from Syanbuche, experiencing Sherpa culture in Khumjung village, Tyangboche Monastery and a visit to Everest base camp. 15 day “fast track” option for fit, experienced hikers.

Trek:
Everest Panorama Trek

Days:
11

Trek dates:
Daily from October to late December and end of February to May

Grade:
Medium

Prices starting at: USD 1095

Highlights of the trek:
Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar. Panoramic views from Syanbuche. Sherpa culture in Khumjung village. Superb views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

Trek:
Everest View Trek

Days:
12

Trek dates:
Daily from late September to late December and end of February to May

Grade:
Medium

Prices starting at: USD 1165

Highlights of the trek:
Close-up views of Everest, the Sherpa villages. Hike up to Ama Dablam Base Camp for extremely close-up views off one of the world’s most stunning mountain peaks.

Trek:
Everest Gokyo Ri Trek

Days:
15

Trek dates:
Daily from larte September to late December and end of February to May

Grade:
Medium-Hard

Prices starting at: USD 1475

Highlights of the trek:
Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar, panoramic view from Syanbuche, Sherpa culture in Khumjung village, ascent to Gokyo Ri, views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.

Trek:
Everest Trek via Jiri

Days:
25

Trek dates:
Daily from late September to late December and end of February to May

Grade:
Medium-Hard

Prices starting at: USD 1895

Highlights of the trek:
Crossing of Lamjura pass. Experience Sherpa culture in Junbesi. Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar, Panoramic view from Syanbuche. Experience Sherpa culture in Khumjung village. Visit Tyangboche Monastery Grand mountain views from Kalapatar. Spectacular views of glacier from Everest base camp.

Trek:
Everest Short Trek

Days:
9

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Medium

Prices starting at: USD 995

Highlights of the trek:
Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar. Tengboche Monastery. Sherpa culture in Khumjung village. Superb views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam

Langtang & Helambu Treks

Trek:
Helambu Trek

Days:
10

Trek dates:
Daily from September to late December and February to late June

Grade:
Easy-Medium

Prices starting at: USD 695

Highlights of the trek:
Beautiful forests, interesting Sherpa villages.

Trek:
Langtang Valley Trek

Days:
11

Trek dates:
Daily from September to late December and February to late June

Grade:
Easy-Medium

Prices starting at: USD 795

Highlights of the trek:
Alpine scenery, chance to mix with the Tamang people.

Trek:
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Days:
17

Trek dates:
Daily from September to late December and February to late June

Grade:
Medium

Prices starting at: USD 1075

Highlights of the trek:
Views of Gosainkunda Lake, views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Dorie Lakap, Nayakanga and Langshisa.

Eastern Nepal Treks

Trek:
Kanchenjunga South Trek

Days:
18

Trek dates:
Daily from September to end of November and early February to late June

Grade:
Medium

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Highlights of the trek:
Visiting Middle Hill villages inhabited by Rai and Limbu people, close-up views of Kanchenjunga, camping in one of the unspoiled areas of eastern Nepal.

Trek:
Makalu Base Camp Trek

Days:
23

Trek dates:
Daily from September to end of November and early February to late June

Grade:
Medium-Hard

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Highlights of the trek:
A genuine Himalayan wilderness experience. Fantastic views of the mountains of the Everest region. Picturesque Tamang, Gurung, and Sherpa villages.

Western Nepal Treks

Trek:
Jumla Dunai Trek

Days:
14

Trek dates:
Daily from September to end of November and February to late June

Grade:
Medium

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Highlights of the trek:
Experience strange mixture of ethnic groups, good high-altitude scenery, opportunity to explore relatively unexplored territory.

Trek:
Rara Lake Trek

Days:
13

Trek dates:
Daily from September to end of November and early February to late June

Grade:
Medium

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Highlights of the trek:
Unsurpassed views of Rara Lake and mountain scenery, chance of spotting wildlife such as musk deer and black bear, ruins of the Malla dynasty’s old palace.

Trek:
Upper Dolpo Trek

Days:
20

Trek dates:
Daily from September to end of November and February to late June

Grade:
Medium-Hard

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Highlights of the trek:
Villages inhabited by Bon and Buddhist settlers, Phoksumdo Lake.

Trek:
Lower Dolpo Trek

Days:
20

Trek dates:
Daily from September to end of November and February to late June

Grade:
Medium-Hard

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Highlights of the trek:
The legendary hidden land closed for years to trekkers, highest waterfall from Nepal, originating from Phoksumdo Lake, Phoksumdo Lake.

Best of Nepal

Trek:
Best of Nepal

Days:
12 to 18

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Easy

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Highlights:
Kathmandu Cultural Tour.
Visit to UNESCO World Heritage City of Bhaktapur.
Everest View Flight.
3 day Jungle Tiger Safari in Royal Chitwan Park on the Indian border.
2 day Trisuli river rafting trip (easy grade).
2 days in Pokhara, the Gem of Nepal, home of Lake Phewa and starting point of Annapurna treks.
3 day trek to view 5 of the top 10 mountains on our planet.
Optional micro-light flight with views of Annapurna.

Trek:
Best of Nepal Classic

Days:
12

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Easy

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Highlights:

  • 3 nights stay at Dwarikas Hotel in Kathmandu, the finest traditional style hotel in Nepal and a World Heritage site.
  • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage City of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Cultural Tour
  • Everest Mountain View Flight.
  • 3 day jungle safari tour of Royal Chitwan Park with stay at Gaida Resort in the park.
  • 2 days in Pokhara, the Gem of Nepal, home of Lake Phewa and starting point of Annapurna treks.
  • 3 day trek to view 5 of the top 10 mountains on our planet.
  • Optional micro-light flight with views of Annapurna.

Mustang – Kailash

Trek:
Kathmandu Valley Trek

Days:
6

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Easy

Prices starting at: USD 475

Highlights:
Kathmandu Cultural Tour.
This idyllic walk takes you through quiet forests and bustling villages in the Shivapuri Valley and then up to Shivapuri Hill (2729m), the highest point on this trek. From the top of Shivapuri Hill you’ll see more than 60 towering mountain peaks, including Manaslu, Boudhahimal, Ganeshhimal, Langtang range, Dorjeelakpa, Shisapangma and Gaurishankar. You’ll also trek to the village of Nagarkot, one of the most scenic locations in the entire Kathmandu Valley with commanding views of the great Himalayan peaks.

Trek:
Mt. Kailash

Days:
25

Trek dates:
April through October

Grade:
Medium – Hard

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Highlights:
Kailash is considered the holiest mountain on earth by several faiths and religions. For millennia, monks, yogis and pilgrims from all over the world have braved unimaginable hardships to reach this abode of gods. Its exceptional isolation and the peculiar contours of black granite that give it the appearance of a Shivalinga have caused Kailash to be venerated as a place that is representative of Shiva.

Tibet

Trek:
Overland Lhasa to Kathmandu including Everest Base Camp

Days:
15

Trek dates:
Late February to late Novembe

Grade:
Easy-Medium

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Highlights:
Scenic flight over the Himalaya, sightseeing in Lhasa, Buddhist monasteries, dramatic mountain passes, sacred turquoise lake, visit to Everest Base Camp, exciting overland journey across “the roof of the world”.

Trek:
A Taste of Tibet

Days:
7

Trek dates:
Late February to late November

Grade:
Easy

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Highlights:
Scenic flight over Himalaya, sightseeing in Lhasa including Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Sera and Drepung Buddhist monasteries.

Trek:
Lhasa with Ganden-Samye Trek

Days:
14

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Medium-Hard

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Highlights:
Scenic flight over Himalaya, sightseeing in Lhasa, Buddhist monasteries, traditional villages, and a six-day trek through spectacular landscapes of dramatic mountain passes, gorges and meadows.

Trek:
Lhasa and Nam Tso Lake

Days:
12

Trek dates:
Late February to late November

Grade:
Easy-Medium

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Highlights:
Scenic flight over Himalaya, sightseeing in Lhasa, Buddhist monasteries, dramatic mountain passes, Tibet’s largest sacred turquoise lake, opportunity to meet pilgrims, two-night camp, spectacular scenery.

Bhutan

Trek:
The Last Shangri-La

Days:
5

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Easy

Prices starting at: USD 995

Highlights:
Visit Bhutans’ key cultural sites by private car leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.

Trek:
Land of the Thunder Dragon

Days:
7

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Easy

P rices starting at: USD 1400

Highlights:
Visit Bhutans’ key cultural sites by private car leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.

Trek:
Druk Path Trek

Days:
7

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Easy-Medium

Prices starting at: USD 1400

Highlights:
Vanatsho Lake, temples, alpine forest, mountain panoramas, blood pheasant sightings, possible blue sheep sightings.

Trek:
Gasa Hot Spring Trek

Days:
7

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Easy

Prices starting at: USD 1400

Highlights:
Tashichho Dzong, Djigme Dorji National Park, hot springs, temples, subtropical forest, mountain panoramas, Gasa Dzong and hot spring, possible Takin sightings.

Trek:
Drakey Pangsto Trek

Days:
8

Trek dates:
Daily all year round

Grade:
Medium

Prices starting at: USD 1600

Highlights:
Small villages, sacred lakes, views of Himalaya, nomadic camp, possibility of viewing takin and musk deer, range of alpine flowers and rhododendron in spring.

Trek:
Haa – Lake Tsonapata Trek

Days:
7

Trek dates:
August to December and February to July

Grade:
Medium – Hard

Prices starting at: USD 1400

Highlights:
Sacred Tsonapata Lake, views of Kanchenjunga and Chomolhari, camp at nomadic yak herders camp, beautiful wild flowers in spring.

Customized Trekking

Solo or in a small group though never on your own:

Let iTrekNepal personalize your travel adventure! With a little extra time for planning and reservations, iTrekNepal can create a unique, independent itinerary for you. Travel solo, with family and friends, or as a small group.

As a unique feature compared to other trekking companies iTrekNepal offers inpidual and small group trekking rather than large scheduled group bookings. Based on our own experience, individual and small group trekking is a considerably better way to go.

iTrekNepal’s small group approach gives you a far more enjoyable holiday without adding significant cost. Everyday is flexible and trekking will be at your own pace rather than that of the slowest in the group. You will be able to schedule your trekking dates to match your schedule. With individual or small group trekking you can stop longer on the trek for a view or a stay in a hot spring! Furthermore we are able to offer preference on hot water and the best tea house rooms along the trail, with one of our porters arriving ahead each day. Other benefits are air travel within Nepal (not long bus rides), new sleeping equipment (not worn-out equipment), a varied diet/meals (not the standard fare of large groups), However, you will never be on your own. When stopping for lunch or for the night you can enjoy the company of other trekkers whenever you like. 

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