The best Off the beaten path trek

The best Off the beaten path trek

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The best Off the beaten path trek

12 Days Starting and ending in Kathmandu International Airport

Visiting: Kathmandu, Nepal

Tour operator:

Responsible Adventures

Tour code:

179965

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 12

Physical rating:

Medium

Age range:

6-75

Special diets catered:

Jain, Vegans, Meat, Vegetarians, Halal, Gluten intolerant

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Trekking, Walking

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Tour Overview

This off the beaten path trek is ideal for beginners, families, corporate, or school excursion trips. The highest point on this trek is only 3365 meters above sea level. It provides you a well-rounded adventure with a good combination to observe the lives of some ethnic people of Nepal and their lifestyle along with the culture. You will be trekking through an agricultural region of Nepal. On clear days you will be able to see Mount Everest, Lhotse, and other mountains. The trek’s highlight is when we go up a hill of 3365 meters to witness the mountain range from Mount Dhaulagiri in the west to Mount Pandim, which is in Sikkim to the East. The panoramic distance is just under 500km as the crow flies according to Google maps. Eight mountains above 8000 meters on are this vista, including Mount Everest and hundreds of peaks between 6 thousand and 7 thousand meters high. It is advised that you bring binoculars for close up views as the vista’s distance is massive.

Highlights

  • Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety at all times while enhancing your trekking experience.

  • Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.

  • Experience the Himalayas in style.

  • Your food is prepared with superfood as ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitude for our gourmet trekking adventures.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Kathmandu

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Boutique Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner, Welome

Arrive in Kathmandu to be received by your trek leader and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 : We Drive To The Starting Point Of The Trek.

Location: Nepal

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave Kathmandu early after breakfast. The drive to the starting point will take place on a black-topped road, and the final part will be on a fair-weather road.

Day 3 : Trek To Forest Camp.

Location: Nepal

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin our trek on a combination of flattish and uphill ascend. We will camp above a Sherpa village at 2800 meters. Total trek 6 for hours.

Day 4 : Trek And Camp Above A Tamang Village.

Location: Nepal

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we hike in undulating terrain and camp above a Tamang village 2745 meters. 5 hours trek. Great views on clear mornings.

Day 5 : Trek To And Camp At Sherpa Village.

Location: Nepal

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will be heading towards a Pristine Sherpa village. 2575 meters. 5-6 hours.

Day 6 : Trek To And Camp At View Point.

Location: Nepal

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is the day we climb to the highest point of the trek. We begin a steep ascent for about 3-4 hours. We will be camping just below the top of the hill. 3300 meters.

Day 7 : Enjoy The Widest Panorama.

Location: Nepal

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the day to witness the most panoramic view that extends from Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m in the west to Mount Pandim 6691m in Sikkim. We stay at the same spot for one more night.

Day 8 : We Trek Close To A Sherpa Village And Camp Near A Forest.

Location: Nepal

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will be walking near the ridge line for some time. The views are good on cloud-free days on this hike. We camp near a Sherpa village at 2920 meters. 5-6 hours trek.

Day 9 : End Of The Trek.

Location: Nepal

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We hike on the dirt road for about 4 hours and get into a vehicle. We drive to a small town, and our trek ends here.

Day 10 : Fly Back To Kathmandu

Location: Nepal

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 11 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

Location: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Morning walking tour of Swaybhunath Stupa (UNESCO World Heritage Site), known as the monkey temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Ason.

Day 12 : International Terminal

Location: Kathmandu

Meals Included: Breakfast

We will drive you to Tribhuvan international airport 2 hours before your flight departure.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    All airport transfers for your arrival and final departure are included.

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    You will be met and picked up from Kathmandu domestic airport

  • Drinks with Meals

    Hot drinks with every meal. Filtered and alkalized drinking water.

  • Entrance Fees

    All entrance fees and permits are included.

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Free wi-fi at the Hotel in Kathmandu

  • Fully Guided

    Expert Trek leader will accompany you throughout the tour.

  • Local Taxes

    All taxes are included.

  • Meals – Full Board

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner while on the trek.

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

    Breakfast only while in Kathmandu.

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    Suggested tipping and gratuities 10% of the tour cost.

  • International Travel

    International airfare is not included.

  • Country Entry Visas

    Nepal tourist visa fee is not included.

  • Drinks with Meals

    Bottled and alcoholic drinks.

  • Meals – Half Board

    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Moderately active and fit persons can do this trek.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    A tourist visa is required for this holiday. https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/online

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    You need to inform us of your flight details. Your trek leader (guide) will meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    No.

  • What is a boutique camping trek?

    A boutique camping trek is the original and classic style of trekking. Before Nepal’s tourism industry, entrepreneurs began opening their teahouses, tents, porters, cooks, animals, and guides ran the country’s expeditions.

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Nepal Visa is not included in the price.

  • Who will prepare the meals and what sort of food can we expect on this trek?

    We are the first and only company to have trained 'trekking chefs'. Our trekking chef will prepare the healthiest and most varied meals in all the Himalayas. You will even be served dishes with superfood used for better nourishment and a better immune system — all part of our wellness factor.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    No supplement for solo travellers unless they request speciafically for single occupation. Travellers will be partnered with another traveller of the same gender.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    10% of the tour price.

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    You have the option of paying a surcharge of 25% for the tour to take place if there is a minimum of 2 travelers.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, all entrance fees and applicable permits are included in the price.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    As of October 2020, a PCR test of less than 72 hours with negative results prior to your departure is a must.

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    We provide a 3 star + boutique hotel in Kathmandu.

  • What sort of facilities/services can we expect on a boutique camping trek?

    The trekking team does the rest: setting and breaking camp, preparing meals, and purchasing fresh food along the trail. We will provide 4 inches (10.16 cm) thick foam mattresses, a 3-person tent to be shared between 2 trekkers, shower tents, toilet tents with biodegradable toilet bags, and even heaters for the dining tents.

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes, it is an international departure.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    16 persons unless it is a private group consisting of more group members.

  • What sort of facilities can we expect on a boutique camping trek?

    The trekking team does the rest: setting and breaking camp, preparing meals, and purchasing fresh food along the trail. We provide makeshift, shower tents, toilet tent, and even heaters for the dining tents. We are the only trekking company in the Himalayas to provide biodegrade toilet bags.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    The luggage limit on all domestic flights is a total of 15 kg for checked-in bag and hand luggage.

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    You will know the name of the boutique hotel in Kathmandu before you depart. The rest of the tour is camping.

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    Nepalese rupees. You can either withdraw from the numerous ATMs in Kathmandu or exchange your currency at a money changer in the capital.

  • Will we stay in fixed tents?

    You will be accompanied by our porters carry the trekking gear, hauling up food, fuel, utensils, and food. To be frank, camping in the Himalayas is luxurious compared to what many Westerners might be used to. All trekkers need to carry, is their day pack.

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes there is wi-fi at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No international flight is included. Domestic flights are included if it is mentioned on the program.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Our tour guiges or trek leaders are above average English speakers. Some of you might have some difficulty understanding their accent but feel free to ask them to repeat what you don't understand.

  • Company Instant Book

    Yes.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    There will be time to explore at the end of the day once you have reached your destination. Please request for either your trek leader or someone to accompany you.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Children who are used to hiking can take part in this tour. If the children are too young or not used to hiking, you can book an extra porter to carry the child as long as the kid is not more than 40kg in weight.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    An expert trek leader will be with you throughout the tour.

  • Why are there no names mentioned of the places where we will be camping while on the trek?

    We haven’t given the names of the places we will be camping at to keep the places pristine It is to prevent over-tourism ruining it. This trek brings you to locations where only a handful of tourists has visited.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We will happily assist with pre and post-tour accommodation.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Paul Henson  

Fantastic trip to Nepal

26-Mar-2021

I travel to Nepal every year and have used other companies in the past, but Responsible Adventures outshines them all, a truly professional company and Raj and his team take care of every detail for a truly memorable experience 10 out of 10.

Stephanie Ng, Singapore  

Women on the Everest Base Camp trek.

08-Oct-2019

"It's our second time trekking with responsible Adventure. Trekking in Nepal and especially the Everest base camp was an awesome experience. Raj and his team took fantastic care of us. they prepared special meals and drinks (every morning) that could help us with acclimatization. They even went extra mile for us - one of the porters even offered us his own water to drink and his warm down gloves when our water froze and when our gloves weren't sufficient for us in the cold. Though there are cheaper options, I honestly feel that it is worth paying a little more for such a wonderful service. Especially in the mountains, it is important to have a company that cares for you, being safe and reliable."

Zakaria Zainal, Singapore  

Experience of a lifetime

28-Jun-2018

"It has been five years since we trekked Manaslu in Nepal, but every once in a while I think about this experience of a lifetime. And to have such an experience, you need to have the best with you. Look no further than Raj and his team. People often assume that trekking in Nepal is akin to climbing a mountain but it isn't — everyone can do it. From his detailed pre-trip briefing, he always gives you the advice you need to hear — to handle the sometimes challenging terrain of trekking. He will never try to oversell a product or an idea if you don't need it. Raj and his team ensure that your needs are well taken care of. From finding suitable lodging and food during the trek to good coffee for your mornings, you can always rely on his team to look out for you. Though the walking journey can be long, his calming presence and sharing of life in the remote parts of Nepal leave you wanting more."

Chay YT  

Amazing trekking team

26-Mar-2021

I was planning a 3-person trek to Annapurna Base Camp over Xmas. We have all been to Nepal and received many personal recommendations from fellow trekking friends. Responsible Adventure came highly recommended by a friend who had spend some time living in Nepal and has trekked with them numerous times. The owner, Raj, speaks excellent English and hence, planning and booking everything was a breeze as he was able to offer many recommendations and advice, which was highly appreciated as we were working on a tight schedule. Chandra was assigned to us as the main guide, and I could not sing enough praises for him as he was very considerate, friendly and helpful all throughout the trip! Some little surprises (I should not spoil it) along the way was a bonus! We always felt safe with Chandra around to guide us. Our 2 porters also provided excellent service and were always cheerful and helpful. Raj happened to come along on our trip too, and his many years of experience was very valuable. This was especially the case when we had some hiccups with our flights (due to the weather!) on the way back. We knew we were in capable hands and just sat back and relax with our cup of tea while he sorted us out! The trek price includes all meals on the trek and accommodation in Pokhara and huts along the way. We love our food and must say that the meals were above expectations. I had fallen a little ill along the way, but the team was always supportive and ready to adjust to my pace. Perhaps the trip is priced slightly above the rest, but I think the extra added on value is definitely priceless. All in all, I thought we had a great trek and would highly recommend trekking with Responsible Adventures in Nepal if you have a chance!

Peter Waugh  

Wonderful tour of Mount Kailash

26-Mar-2021

Great trip. Awesome guide and buddy in Raj. His team were superb including the cooks drivers, yak drivers and local guide Brilliantly well-organised and flexible enough to adjust when we wanted to do or add something different

NZ
Dani Schweizer  

Help from a good friend

18-Oct-2018

"I know Raj from my last stay in Nepal when my family and I went on the Poonhill Trek guided by Raj and his team. This time I and a friend were in Nepal to climb Mt. Ama Dablam. We wanted to climb the mountain without any guidance by Sherpa's or other mountain guides, however, we needed some help for the official paper works and other organizational stuff (climbing permits, liaison officers, flight tickets to Lukla, and the transport of our heavy luggage to the base camp). Finding a trustworthy expedition organization in Nepal who can handle our needs in the right way is not easy. But thanks to Raj it was easy! I just had to mention our problem and without hesitation, he made some phone calls, and only 1h later we were in contact and everything was made possible, thanks to the help of Raj. Raj, thanks for your help! I can always count on you! Cheers! Dani"

Foo Chee Chang  

Yet another excellent experience with Responsible Adventures

21-Jan-2017

"I've gone trekking with Raj and Responsible Adventures a couple of times now, but this was a special one - this is my first camping trek in the Himalaya, and more importantly, we traveled to Chandra's home - a remote village called Majkharka in the Solu district - to attend his traditional wedding ceremony. Chandra is a dear friend of mine and also my guide when I went on the Manaslu Base Camp and Langtang/Gosaikunda treks, so it was a real honour and pleasure to be invited to an event so important to him. Responsible Adventures organised the logistics and made all the arrangements for this trip so that us city-dwellers could be left free to savour this cultural experience - from the thumping 4WD off-road journey to housing us in very spacious tents to custom meals (including my favourite freshly ground and brewed morning coffee). Raj and his crew (shoutout to the 2 Dils and Sundar) clearly outdid themselves again. I had initially worried that our presence would lead to too much unnecessary spectacle and negatively influence proceedings, but thankfully that was kept to a minimum. I attribute that mostly to Chandra and his fellow villagers - while they were extremely welcoming and hospitable (including plying us with copious amount of moonshine "chang", a fermented millet alcohol, and "raksi", a distilled rice/millet wine), they seemed more intent on making sure that the ceremonial proceedings were done right and all their guests from near and far well taken care of and enjoyed themselves. It also helped that the 4 of us foreigners were really sporting and keen to immerse ourselves in the experience! Great times with Responsible Adventures once again and looking forward to future trips with them!"

Hailey VS  

EBC Trek

26-Mar-2021

The whole experience was amazing. Everything went through without issue. All of our interactions with the company were super convenient and I felt very prepared with all the information provided beforehand. Chandra was our guide. He was very helpful and attentive to all of us! He was also very knowledgeable and taught us a lot. Our porters were Sundar and Hasta. They were also very kind and lovely. The hotels we stayed at were very clean! The entire experience was super wonderful. I would do it all over again. I would also recommend going through Responsible Adventures to anyone who would like to trek to base camp.

Noel Frame  

My epic adventure with Responsible Adventures

08-March-2019

"I first heard about Raj and Responsible Adventures through a friend of a friend (Matthew). I had been planning on trekking in Nepal but had little to no success in finding a guide. Other Friends had recommended different companies or contacts of friends that they knew in Nepal who recommended other companies and all of them ended up not really fitting what I was looking for. Matthew reached out to me and had nothing but praise for Raj. He had trekked with Raj about a year ago and highly recommended him. I was worried because it was so last minute, in fact, it was three days before I was to leave for Nepal. Matthew assured me that Raj would point me in the right direction and take care of me the best he could. He also told me that Raj was very efficient in responding in a timely manner. He also explained that he had trekked several times prior to being exposed to Responsible Adventures and that a trek with Raj and his team was unlike any other trekking experience. I reached out to Raj and just like my friend had said, he replied very quickly. What I noticed immediately was his candid manner in which he explained that it was very late for me to be booking with him and that it was high season and things might be difficult. He made every effort to accommodate me and ended up being my personal guide for the week. I was especially grateful that he was willing to customize and improvise the details in order to help me have the most memorable experience. Raj was thorough and exact in his planning and communicated extensively via email in order to make sure that I had all the information I needed to move forward with the trek. He helped me with the visa process and procuring domestic flights within Nepal as well as accommodations for hotels. This was a huge burden lifted for me as I had waited until the last minute to make plans and it was high season. As such, I was worried I wouldn’t find appropriate accommodations. Raj made it all happen for me! My actual trekking experience with Raj was just delightful! He is knowledgeable and shared with me the history of his beloved country. He was also careful and capable, witty (made me laugh out loud all day long), conscientious, and has trekked long enough now (30 years) to know all the owners of the tea/guesthouses. We got special treatment because of his good relations with these owners. I would absolutely recommend Raj and his company for anyone seeking a unique and very memorable Nepal trekking experience."

Jasmine Khemani  

A beautiful experience

08-Feb-2018

I was initially hesitant to trekking but Raj assured me that it was easy. He is so passionate about trekking and sharing his local culture that he would do anything to make his guests feel comfortable. The trek turned out to be amazing and views of the mountains and landscape just breathtaking. It was so worth it. Highly recommend Raj and his team."

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