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

World Expeditions offers the most comprehensive range of treks and adventure tours in Nepal.

The Himalaya Specialists

We have been operating in Nepal since 1975, developing innovative and unrivalled trekking and touring itineraries for all fitness levels that showcase our experience and speak to our reputation as the Himalayan trekking specialists. It is our commitment to sustainable practices used on all of our Nepal itineraries that underpin the success of our program. Since the 1970s we have always strived to keep our environmental footprint as small as possible and to give back to the many beautiful people and villages we pass through. Read about our commitment to responsible travel in the Himalaya.

Permanent Campsites

We believe that a camping-based trek is the most sustainable kind, which is why we have built our permanent campsites in the Everest and Annapurna regions in Nepal. All campsites are exclusive to World Expeditions and offer a comfortable and truly unique experience for our trekkers in the Himalaya. Learn more about staying at our permanent campsites.
Permanent Campsite
Types of Adventures

Though most visit Nepal to trek in the world's highest mountain ranges, there are less strenuous itineraries that appeal to those who have an adventurous spirit but may not want a tough physical challenge. For trekkers, our adventures range in grade from introductory to challenging. We also have a well respected mountaineering program, working with the world's most renowned climbers and experienced local leaders.

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The Regions of Nepal

We invite you to discover the diverse regions of Nepal, where you can explore the unique landscapes and cultures.

ANNAPURNA – The Annapurna region offers walkers a unique blend of nature and culture. It is warm with hospitality and people who always stop to say ‘namaste’. The region is teaming with vantage points that offer views of some of the Himalaya’s most beautiful ranges, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. There are plenty of adventures to choose from in the Annapurna, with something for everyone from the Ultimate Annapurna Dhaulagiri to Annapurna Chitwan. Most of our treks will enjoy the comforts of our exclusive permanent campsites along the trail. View all treks & tours in the Annapurna region.

EVEREST – For the serious adventurer, Everest Base Camp is a must-do. Experience the thrill of trekking the paths of some of the most famous and bravest mountaineers in history. To avoid the busier trails to base camp, trek to the tranquil turquoise lakes of the Gokyo Valley, all the while still feeling the majesty of Everest towering above. Ascend Gokyo Ri for the best panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks. From the shorter Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek and Everest Trek to the all encompassing Everest High Passes, this region is best experienced from the comfort of our private permanent campsites. View all treks & tours in the Everest region.

DOLPO – Closed to trekkers until 1996, the Dolpo area is one of the last bastions of true Tibetan culture. Wild and remote, Dolpo is largely untouched by the modern world. With high, arid plateaus scarred by deep canyons, this windswept region is home to Phoksumdo Lake, a site of astounding beauty. Trek responsibly, with respect for the local culture and environment, by joining one of our treks in the Dolpo region.

MUSTANG – Upper Mustang was still a part of Tibet until 150 years ago and is, like Dolpo, one of the last stands of traditional Tibetan culture. This restricted area is situated to the north of the Annapurna region, and borders Tibet. The terrain is semi-arid desert with deep ravines and rock shelves, sprinkled with simple monasteries and chortens, reflecting Buddhist culture. View all treks in the Mustang region.

KANCHENJUNGA – Eastern Nepal is characterised by great diversity of ethnic groups, flora and fauna and some of the most outstanding vistas anywhere in the Himalaya. Huge peaks dominate the landscape in this region from Pyramid Peak, Jannu, the Twins and of course Kanchenjunga (8586m). This is truly a remote and beautiful destination for those seeking a challenging adventure. View all treks and tours in the Kanchenjunga region.

MANASLU – The Manaslu region is primarily Buddhist and is one of the most beautiful areas of Nepal, with huge valleys, extensive forests and lovely villages dotted along the trekking trails. There are a limited number of trekkers in this region due to restricted access, allowing you to get an authentic insight into the local culture. View all treks in the Manaslu region.
Manaslu Region
LANGTANG – This region is often unheard of compared to the giants of Annapurna and Everest. However, a trek in the Langtang region offers visitors a glimpse into traditional village life amid a picturesque alpine wilderness, and affords brilliant views of the magnificent peaks of Langtang (7234m) and Ganesh (7446m).  For greater cultural interaction, the Tamang Heritage Trail, located between Langtang and Ganesh Himal, is a rewarding short trek that encompasses peaceful villages, terraced fields and gentle valleys as well as the natural hotsprings of Tatopani. View all treks and tours in the Langtang region.

THE GREAT HIMALAYA TRAIL is the world’s longest and highest alpine walking tracks, winding 4500km from Tibet to Pakistan. World Expeditions was the first operator to offer a commercial traverse of the Nepal section (1700km) as a 152 day trek. If you don’t have five months to spare, consider joining one of our seven sections, each a remote, challenging and rewarding adventure in some of Nepal’s least travelled regions. Learn more about the Great Himalaya Trail and its spectacular seven sections.


Featured Adventures

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 |
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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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Api Himal Exploratory with Tim Macartney-Snape

An exploratory trek to the remote Api-Saipal region of western Nepal
30 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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