Here at Earth’s Edge, we share the same passion for Nepal as our MD James does – and with very good reason! Nepal truly is a country that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for challenging climbs, awe-inspiring treks, or breathtaking scenery, Nepal has it all. That’s why we offer five different expeditions to Nepal! With all of this choice, you may be wondering which of our Nepal expeditions is right for you? Not to worry – We’re here to break each of them down for you. Read on to find your ideal trip to Nepal with Earth’s Edge!
Not only do each of these itineraries showcase the majesty of the Himalayas, they give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique mountain culture, and gain an appreciation for the Sherpa way of life. Each trek offers you the chance to spend time in some of the small villages we pass, and accommodation most nights is in locally-run tea houses.
Annapurna base camp
Level: 3 // Duration: 16 Days
Perfect if you… don’t have a lot of high-altitude trekking experience, but still want to experience the beauty of Nepal!
This expedition features 10 days of trekking along a picturesque route to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). We move along the trail at a slow and steady pace, allowing you to take in the gorgeous sights, of which there are many. You’ll walk through a myriad of stunning environments, including lush alpine forests, rivers, and waterfalls. Upon reaching Annapurna Base Camp, you’ll also be treated to stunning views of the abundant surrounding peaks. You’ll have lots of time to relax and take photos, before waking early the next morning to see the sun rise over the mountains.
Throughout the trek, we spend time visiting the quaint villages that we pass, allowing for some rest and a refreshing cup of chai! In contrast, you’ll also visit the comparatively bustling cities of Pokhara and Kathmandu, where there is so much to see and explore.
To read a more detailed itinerary, and for dates and availability, visit the Annapurna Base Camp expedition page.
Everest Base Camp
Level: 4 // Duration: 18 days
Perfect if you… want to embark on a bucket-list trip and walk in the footsteps of adventuring legends!
Everest Base Camp (5,364m) is, understandably, one of our most popular trips! This expedition takes you along the historic route to Base Camp at the foot of the world’s tallest, and most iconic, mountain – Everest. We trek for 13 days, with two acclimatisation days – One each in Namche Bazaar and Pheriche. Not only will these help to prepare you for your ascent to Everest Base Camp, they’ll also allow you to experience a taste of Nepalese life. In addition, we encourage you to learn more about Sherpa culture, with visits to the Sherpa museum and the statue of Tenzing Norgay.
Each day of trekking offers incredible views of the towering Himalayas, and each evening ends in the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of a local tea house. Finally, you’ll spend some time in Kathmandu before flying home.
To read a more detailed itinerary, and for dates and availability, visit the Everest Base Camp expedition page.
Three Passes Trek
Level: 6 // Duration: 23 days
Perfect if you… want to challenge yourself on a less travelled route to Everest Base Camp, and be rewarded with spectacular views!
New for 2024, our Three Passes expedition takes a far less traversed, circular route to Everest Base Camp. The journey will take you across the Renjo La (5,364m), Cho La (5,420), and Kongma La (5,535m) high passes, offering you extraordinary sights of the Khumbu region as you trek along uncrowded trails. We follow the traditional trading route with Tibet along the Bhote Khosi river, and take time to stop in the small villages of Thame and Lungden. The latter, along with the scenic hamlet of Gokyo Ri, and the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar are the locations of our three acclimatisation days.
You’ll also have the option to take on three non-technical peaks: Gokyo Ri (5,360m), Kala Patthar (5,550m), and Chhukung Ri (5,550m). For those who are willing to push themselves, the panoramas are truly awe-inspiring, and make all of the effort worth it.
To read a more detailed itinerary, and for dates and availability, visit the Three Passes expedition page.
Island Peak & Everest Base Camp
Level: 7 // Duration: 23 Days
Perfect if you… want to reach Everest Base Camp, then push yourself even further!
If reaching Everest Base Camp doesn’t totally satisfy your need for adventure, why not keep climbing? On our Island Peak & Everest Base Camp expedition, you’ll first spend 10 days trekking to the historic base camp, before beginning the ascent of Island Peak (6,189m). Also known as Imja Tse, it is often used as a training peak prior to summiting Everest.
The challenging summit night requires the use of crampons and axes in order to successfully traverse the snow and ice, as well as fixed ropes and ascenders in order to reach the summit ridge. Training and skills practice are incorporated into the itinerary in the days prior, in addition to acclimatisation and rest time, in order to ensure you have the best chance at a successful summit. Finally reaching the top, however, will make it all worthwhile, as you’ll be greeted by an extraordinary panorama of towering 7,000 and 8,000m peaks, the mountainous beasts of the Himalayas.
To read a more detailed itinerary, and for dates and availability, visit the Everest Base Camp & Island Peak expedition page.
Level: 7 // Duration: 28 days
Perfect if you … want to take on the formidable physical challenge that is Nepal’s highest trekking peak!
Our Mera Peak expedition itinerary is expertly designed to ensure that you are properly acclimatised prior to your summit attempt. Although Mera Peak (6,476m) is a technically straightforward mountain to climb, the elevation gain places a huge physical demand on the body, compounded by often adverse weather conditions. This is why we opt for a less travelled route to Mera Peak Base Camp, across the Zatrwa La Pass (4,630m). We take time to stop in local villages for rest and a warm Nepalese welcome along the way.
Extra summit days are included should conditions be sub-optimal. But when the opportunity arises and you are able to finally complete your ascent, you’ll be treated to one of the most incredible views in the Himalayas. From the top of Mera Peak, it is possible to see an astonishing five of the world’s six highest peaks!
To read a more detailed itinerary, and for dates and availability, visit the Mera Peak expedition page.
Each Earth’s Edge Nepal expedition offers you the opportunity to experience some of the best of what this amazing country has to offer. No matter your skill level, or your interests, there really is something for everyone. We hope this has helped you to find out which of our Nepal expeditions is right for you, and we can’t wait to have you travel with us in the future!