Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

anon. | Kentucky, USA
 

Nepal

Nepal

Take a trekking holiday in NEPAL with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading adventure travel companies.


The Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country located in Southern Asia, bordered by Tibet in the north and India in the south. The landscape is made up of the Terai or flat river plain of the Ganges in south, the central hill region and the rugged Himalayas in north. Nepal’s population is estimated to be 27,676,547 (July 2005). The Nepalese people mainly follow the Hindu religion (80.6%) followed by Buddhism (10.7%) and then Muslim (4.2%) the remaining population follows minority religions.  Nepal is best known for the world’s greatest mountain range – the Himalaya, which consumes most of the land that falls within its border. Nepal boasts eight of world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest - the world’s tallest peak.

World Expeditions has been operating the best treks in Nepal, small group adventure trekking tours and vacations since 1975. Our unrivalled Nepal trekking & touring itineraries reflect our long experience in Nepal, offering guided treks ranging from introductory to challenging as well as a respected mountaineering program. It is the environmentally friendly and sustainable practices used on all our Nepal itineraries that underpin the success of our Nepal adventure holidays. Since we began in the early 1970s we have always strived to keep our environmental footprint as small as possible and to give back to the many villages we pass through on our trekking itineraries. Today we still embrace this responsible travel approach when devising and operating our small group travel holiday experiences in Nepal.

We invite you to trek in Nepal with the Himalayan trekking specialists. 


Featured Adventures

Ama Dablam (6856m)

A technical ascent of Ama Dablam (6856m) in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal, led by Soren Kruse-Ledet
33 days |

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Trek above Namche and camp beneath the awesome flanks of Ama Dablam on this popular short trek in the Everest Region
15 days |
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

A classic trek within the Annapurna Sanctuary
16 days |

Annapurna Chitwan

A perfect combination of trekking in the Annapurna region followed by a wildlife safari searching for rhino and the Bengal tiger
12 days |
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Annapurna Circuit

Our classic Annapurna Circuit trek with a crossing of the Thorong La (5416m), remains our most popular trek in the region
24 days |

Annapurna Machapuchare

Escape the tourist trail and venture into deep forests on this remote trek to the base of the sacred peak of Machapuchare
13 days |
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Annapurna Mountain Bike

A unique mountain bike traverse from Jomsom to Gorkha following selected sections of the famous Annapurna Circuit
16 days |

Annapurna Trek

Trek through traditional Hindu villages and follow trails through oak and rhododendron forests on this superb short introductory trek in the Annapurna region
10 days |
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Annapurna, Everest & Rajasthan Cycle

Experience wonderful trekking in the Annapurna foothills and enjoy the legendary hospitality of the Sherpa people as you trek in the Everest region. Continue to Rajasthan and cycle to the legendary Taj Mahal
22 days |

Annapurna, Nar & Tilicho Lake

Follow remote trails leading through secluded villages whilst camping in magnificent locations beneath an awesome backdrop of peaks. Venture into the heart of the Annapurna as we make our way to the ice bound Tilicho Lake
22 days |
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The Weather in Nepal

Our trekking season in Nepal extends from mid-September to May. However within this period there are clear seasons in the weather. From early September the monsoon rains decrease. By mid-October through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 deg C at low altitude in October and nights can drop to below 0 deg C at higher altitudes.

Trekking in Nepal during winter, from December to February, offers cool to mild and clear days with often very cold nights. Daytime temperatures at low altitudes will be mild, around 20 deg C and at night may drop to 0 or as low as -10 deg C at the higher points.Occasionally winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m.

In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up occasionally bringing afternoon rain. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March, with temperatures of up to 30 deg C and mild nights at low altitudes. The increase in rainfall in the hills is more than compensated for by the spectacular displays of rhododendrons and other wildflowers at this time of year.Late spring conditions, in May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon which generally begins in June, daily afternoon rainstorms are common. This is a period that generally has clear weather at the higher altitudes and is traditionally a time when mountaineering expeditions commence their ascents.

The monsoon creates a rainy season in Nepal, which lasts from mid-June to mid-September. During this time the Nepal Himalaya is unsuitable for trekking, with the exception of a few remote valleys. World Expeditions offers treks during this period in Tibet, the Indian Himalayan regions of Kulu, Garhwal & Ladakh, Central Asia and Pakistan, places that are at their best during this time.

Lower Altitude Treks in Nepal. The weather patterns are not so predictable that you can be absolutely positive of weather conditions in advance, but there are well-established patterns. The lower altitude treks experience the forests, village culture, and fantastic mountain views and is likely not to experience extremes of weather, but rather mild weather conditions throughout the trek season.

Moderate Altitude Treks in Nepal. Like lower altitude treks the weather patterns are not so predictable that you can be absolutely positive of weather conditions in advance, but there are well-established patterns. Moderate altitudes treks will experience mostly mild weather conditions however the high camps can be subject to snowfalls and harsh weather, particularly in winter.

Mountaineering Treks in Nepal. We operate our climbing/alpine expeditions during what is known as the pre and post monsoon periods.At this time it is considered the weather, snow conditions and temperatures are more stable, and this gives us optimum conditions for conducting a safe and successful expedition.

The post-monsoon period. From early September the monsoon rain starts to decrease. By mid-October through to mid-December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25 - 30 degrees Celsius at lower altitudes and decrease as you gain height. Over 3000 meters the daytime temperatures can vary as much as 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, and may be hotter or colder, depending on whether it is sunny or windy etc. At night at lower altitudes, temperatures do not normally drop much, although as you approach November it does get colder and the days shorter. Up high it can drop sharply at night, from 0 to minus 10 or 15 and more when camped on the ice or snow.

The pre-monsoon period.  In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions.Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up bringing occasional afternoon rainstorms. Views of the mountains in the middle of the day and afternoon may often be obscured.Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March with temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius and mild nights.At higher altitudes it is similar to the conditions of the post-monsoon period, however there is usually more snow, which has accumulated over the winter period.There are spectacular displays of rhododendrons and wildflowers at this time of year.Late spring conditions ie April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common.

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