Expedition at the apex of Mera Peak

“Mera Peak” is a mountain located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, in Nepal. It has an elevation of 6,476 meters (21,246 feet) and is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. It offers stunning views of the Himalayan range, including the famous Mount Everest.

Mera Peak is suitable for experienced trekkers with some technical climbing skills. The climb requires the use of crampons, ice axes, and ropes, and involves ascending steep snow and ice slopes. It typically takes around three weeks to complete the trek and climb to the summit.

If you are interested in climbing Mera Peak, it is important to plan and prepare well in advance. Nepal Sanctuary Treks offer guided expeditions to Mera Peak, that ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Kanchenjunga to Everest Over Sherpeni Col (GHT)

Embark on the Sherpani Col Pass Trek, a part of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT), offering marvelous views of Barun Valley and the Khumbu area. This trek takes you across the mountain range between Makalu and Everest, providing spectacular views of majestic peaks like Makalu I, Makalu II, Jannu, Baruntse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Thamserku, including the three highest peaks: Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

In addition to breathtaking scenery, the trek takes you through two protected areas, Sagarmatha National Park and Makalu Barun National Park, which are home to rare flora and fauna. This trail offers an off-the-beaten-path experience, combining rich culture, pristine nature, and ecological diversity.

Customize the itinerary of the Kanchenjunga to Everest Over Sherpani Col trek according to your preferences. For more information, get in touch with our Travel Expert.

Upper Dolpo Traverse (GHT)

Dolpo’s hidden mystery’s sheen luminously and endowed with rich culture, sweeping scenery, mysterious gorges, rare flora, fauna, cliffs, rivers, large cascades, and a turquoise lake. Horizons are glittering in the mountains and their glaciers and ice fields are stunning, spiritualize, and enriched.

According to the myth, it’s one of the “hidden valleys” created by Guru Rinpoche as a sanctuary for pious Buddhists in troubled times. The soaring mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif, Kanijiruwa massif, and Tibetan plateau surround the beautiful Dolpo valley. The region hides at the high pass from the south and lies northwest of Dhaulagiri and Kali Gandaki Gorge.  Dolpo’s easiest access is from Tibet, where its people migrated from perhaps 1,000 years ago. Dolpo region is one of the few places in the globe not yet affected by globalization and modernization. Such things make this region remarkable and distinct. As the least explored the region, Dolpo awaits the inquisitive explorer to cater to exceptionally worldly experiences.

Trekking to Upper Dolpo takes about 28 days to complete. During this trek, the maximum altitude is 4,530 m. to 5,115 m. It is one of the most strenuous treks in Nepal.  The Upper Dolpo has always had a feeling of spirituality. The high valleys of Dolpo are some of the most incredible in the Himalayas, with full of views extending to the arid Tibetan plateau.

This trek provides a real adventure and an opportunity to discover the hidden and pristine parts of Nepal that have remained largely undiscovered. Since it is a restricted area, only a few numbers of trekkers visit this region a year.  The almighty vistas and authentic hamlets here are just waiting to be out. This trek is trekking to an isolated and untamed part of the ancient Himalayan civilization of Tibetan society.

The author David Snelgrove in his book named, “Himalayan Pilgrimage”, Peter Matthiessen in his book named “The Snow Leopard” and George Schaller in his book “Stones of Silence” stated the magnificence of the Upper Dolpo region.

Langtang Via Tilman Pass (GHT)

Langtang Tilman Pass is one of the less crowded trekking trails at the foot of the Himalayas. This trek offers an unparalleled combination of ecological, geographical, and cultural riches.

The trek incorporates an adventurous trek over a frosty pass, encountering different ethnic groups on the way. Langtang is popularly entitled the “Valley of Glaciers”, as it is covered by frozen glaciers. This distinct and natural marvel of Langtang’s glaciation process makes this place one of the most beautiful trek places.  The snow-blanketed peaks of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa Ri, and Langtang Himal surrounded the Langtang Valley.

The region was once used as the trade hub with Tibet. Even today, the lifestyle of the Langtang region is influenced by the Tibetan lifestyle. As compared with any other trek, Langtang‘s is nearby Kathmandu valley, but this is as remote and wild as it gets.

Tilman Pass

Tilman’s Pass (5,320 meters) was named after a pioneer British adventurer and explorer H. W. Tilman (1898 – 1977) who explored the Himalaya in the mid-20th century. It is a part of the Great Himalaya Trail and is considered one of the most challenging treks.

Tilman pass trekking connects two different Himalayan regions, including the Langtang and Panch Pokhari (Five holy lakes). Panch Pokhari is the 9th highest wetland in the world. Nestled in the Upper Langtang region, it is one of high elevation trek including its border to the Tibetan plateau.

Likewise, this trek incorporates the wilderness trekking experience along with cultural exploration. The serene mountain pass is a vantage point. Here, trekkers will enjoy and witness the impressive Himalayan scenery of Langtang and Lirung, Langtang Himal, Naya Khanga, Yala Peak, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa, Gaurishanker, Dorjelakpa.

The region also offers the best view of Langsisha glacier, serene five holy lakes, and the remote Jugal Himal. It connects the Himalayas from Kanchenjunga in the East to Dhaulagiri in the West.

Difficulty and Fitness Level

Langtang Tilman Pass Trek is ideal for trekkers who have the ability to walk for 7–8 hours a day in remote mountain landscapes. Whereas, the route involves uphill and downhill tracks on a high elevation. The nature of the mountainous landscape is challenging and traversing the Tilman Pass (5,308 m) is hard. There will be a need for crampons, ice axes, and rope.

The trekkers must possess a good level of fitness with sound health. It would be an asset if trekkers have prior trekking experience. In addition, before embarking on this trip, we advise you to check your medical condition.

Nepal Sanctuary Treks furnishes an experienced and expert trekking guide who will support and guide you to make your Tilman Pass trip safe and successful.

Annapurna to Manaslu Traverse

Experience the captivating Annapurna to Manaslu Traverse, a challenging and rewarding trek in Nepal.

Experience the beauty of the Annapurna to Manaslu journey, where you’ll witness stunning Himalayan beauty, explore diverse landscapes, and immerse yourself in local culture. Starting in the Annapurna region, hike through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages, enjoying panoramic views of snow-capped peaks. As you cross high mountain passes like Thorong La Pass and navigate remote valleys, the breathtaking scenery will surround you.

Continuing into the Manaslu region, you’ll encounter Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak globally. This area combines natural splendor with cultural heritage, featuring picturesque villages, ancient monasteries, and warm hospitality from locals. The Annapurna to Manaslu Traverse is a demanding trek that requires physical fitness and prior trekking experience. It’s advisable to undertake this journey with an experienced guide and support team for safety and navigating the rugged terrain. Embark on this unforgettable adventure, discovering hidden Himalayan treasures as you trek from the Annapurna region to the Manaslu region.

Upper Dolpa to Jomsom (GHT)

From the mystical lands of Dolpa, the Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek take to a beautiful high-altitude landscape to Annapurna. Located in the magnificent Himalayas, it is what we call an area with the “rain shadow. It lies close to Tibet in the North, therefore, the inhabitants, local culture, dialect, and architecture resemble its northern counterpart. The Dolpo people have practiced trading salt through caravans for ages. Eric Valli, a renowned French filmmaker, made a movie based on the life of the people of Dolpo, named “Caravan.” It was nominated for Oscars in 1997.

The Upper Dolpa Trek is a challenging trek; you are likely to trek for 6-7 hours a day and cross steep hills and high passes. The trek passes through the Buddhist region where you will come across colorful prayer flags, Mani walls, and monasteries. The trekking route in this region is different from other routes. The route passes through a remote and isolated area where you will trek through more challenging and wilder trails. You start to trek from Juphal crossing a high Himalayan pass along with a trek to amazing Phoksundo Lake.  Finally, the trek concluded at the famous town of MustangJomsom.

This region is very prosperous in flora and fauna. You are likely to encounter herds of blue sheep, musk deer, Himalayan foxes, marmots, eagles, langur monkeys, and mysterious snow leopards.  This region is rich in medicinal herbs such as Silvery Fil and Yarchagumpa. Furthermore, Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek gives you an insight into Tibetan culture with the unique rugged landscape, culture, and Buddhist religion.

Dolpa to Rara Trek (GHT)

The Dolpa to Rara trek is a challenging adventure that involves trekking for 6-7 hours a day and crossing steep hills and high passes. The Dolpa region is located between the Tibetan plateau and Dhaulagiri ranges.

During the trek, you’ll pass through a Buddhist region adorned with colorful prayer flags, mani walls, and monasteries. The trail takes you to two stunning lakes, Shey Phoksundo Lake and Rara Lake. Rara Lake is the largest lake in Nepal and has a rugged route, making it a popular destination for trekkers.

Along the route, you’ll visit Shey Gompa, a spiritual center of the Dolpa region nestled at the base of Crystal Mountain. Crystal Mountain is a sacred place where pilgrims make a circuit around it, akin to Mount Kailash.

The Dolpa to Rara trek offers unforgettable landscapes, a glimpse into preserved culture, and breathtaking scenery from the passes. Our trekking route in this region is unique, taking you through remote and isolated areas with more challenging and wilder trails than other routes.

Limi Valley Trek

Limi Valley is in Humla which is one of the most remote districts in Nepal. There are only a few tourists trekking this trail. Humla lies hidden in the far northwest. Limi Valley is located in the north part of the district and was only opened for trekkers in 2002 AD. This trek is one of the most beautiful treks passing through a remote pristine village yet to be discovered.

The major attractions of this Limi Valley trek are the scenery, landscape, and traditional Tibetan cultures that we come across. During this trek, you have the opportunity to encounter the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, jackals, hyenas, and musk deer.

Due to its isolated location, Humla is still  “off-the-beaten trek destination”.

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu is the fifth-highest mountain in the world (8,481 m), yet the trek to its base camp is a less-frequented route due to its relative inaccessibility. Trekking to Makalu Base Camp offers incredible off-the-beaten-trail experiences and hidden gems in Nepal. You get to explore from serene trails to vibrant cultures, towering cliffs, exotic wildlife, hanging glaciers, and numerous 8,000-meter-plus mountains.

For avid trekkers who like a challenge, this is a perfect trek with plentiful rewards. Moreover, trekking to the base camp of Makalu- the world’s fifth-highest mountain, is indeed an adventure for a lifetime. The trek is physically challenging and requires a good level of fitness. Personal fitness as well as proper acclimatization is essential due to the high altitudes. It is important that you do some preparation before embarking on the trek. In addition to all of your physical training, it is important to ensure you are well-equipped with the proper clothing and gear.

Spend your Makalu Base Camp Trek days through ethereal landscapes, witnessing the mountain life of varied ethnic groups. Also, keep your eye out for the elusive red panda and snow leopard that dwells in this region. The Makalu region has been off-limits to foreigners until 1952 when Shipton visited, crossing what became known as the Shipton La (4,220 m/13,845ft). The area receives very few foreign trekkers due to its relative inaccessibility and remote wilderness. However, a journey to base camp is an unforgettable experience for those wishing to venture into an authentic adventure in Nepal.

This is a sample itinerary, and we shall customise the program as per your needs and preferences. Get in touch with our travel expert or email us at info@nepalsanctuarytreks.com or sanctuarytreks@gmail.com.

Note: Below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general ideas only.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

One of the least trekked Great Himalaya trails in the eastern part of Nepal, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek presents the perfect trekking experience for solitude lovers who enjoy the tranquillity and the beaten paths. The journey leads trekkers deep into the isolated mountain arrays that border, Nepal, Sikkim, and Tibet. Trekkers get an authentic and relatively unspoiled experience of nature and the opportunity to observe the cultural aspects in proximity.

Undoubtedly, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is an adventurous and off-the-beaten-path trek in Nepal. It takes you around the stunning Kanchenjunga massif, which is the world’s third-highest mountain at 8,586 meters (28,169 feet). The trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the remote and pristine wilderness. Also, you will experience rich cultural diversity, and enjoy breathtaking mountain vistas.

The trek typically takes around 20–25 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and pace of trekking. However, the duration can be customized according to your preferences and fitness level.

You will trek through remote and rugged terrain, passing through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo. The trail ascends along the Tamur River valley, passing through villages such as Chirwa, Sekathum, Amjilosa, Gyabla, and Ghunsa. You will also cross high mountain passes such as Sele La (4,290 m) and Mirgin La (4,663 m). These passes offer spectacular panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga massif and other peaks. The trek takes you to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5,143 m), where you can witness the majestic Kanchenjunga up close.

The trek offers diverse landscapes, from subtropical forests, terraced fields, and alpine meadows to high-altitude passes and glaciers. Furthermore, you will pass through several ethnic villages, including Limbu, Rai, and Sherpa. Get an opportunity to experience their unique culture, traditions, and lifestyle.

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a challenging trek, suitable for experienced trekkers with excellent physical fitness and previous high-altitude trekking experience. The trek involves long hours of walking on rugged terrain, crossing high passes, dealing with altitude, and adapting to changing weather conditions. The trail can be steep and strenuous at times, and proper acclimatization is crucial.

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek (GHT)

Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek in Nepal is a challenging and strenuous trek that ventures off the beaten track to the foot of the world’s seventh-tallest mountain. Dhaulagiri is one of the most popular 8,000 m/26,246 ft peaks for climbing in the Himalayas. It is almost unique in the world in terms of its rise above local terrain. Whereas, it upsurges to 7,000 m/22,965 ft over the Kali Gandaki gorge to the southeast in about 30 km of aerial distance. In 1960, a team of Swiss and Austrian mountaineers first climbed along the northeast ridge.

This less-trodden route offers adventures and remote experiences. You will also cross the largest conservation area of Nepal, the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is a domain to several exotic floras and faunas. You witness the raw nature and the breathtaking diverse mountain landscapes. This combines lush alpine vegetation on the lower, rugged rock outcrops, and pristine ice slopes on the higher area. The route passes through rugged terrain with astonishing natural beauty that very few visitors have ever witnessed.

Further, it circuits around the Dhaulagiri massif, via the French Pass. During your trek in the Dhaulagiri circuit, you will come across a miserable valley, called “hidden valley”, which is filled with freezing winds and challenging trails. This trek is more challenging than in other regions, but also worth trekking. Thus, the dramatic view of landscapes, glaciers, moraine, and mountains will keep you accompanied throughout the trek. The scenery is unforgettable and the challenging trek crosses several mountain passes, spending multiple nights camping in the wilderness.

Along with remote experience, you will experience the Magar and Thakali cultures as you pass by villages. For those who have sufficient time and want to trek the off-the-beaten trail, then you can explore more treks such as Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, Makalu Base Camp and Limi Valley Trek.

This is a sample itinerary, and we shall customise the program as per your needs and preferences. Get in touch with our travel expert or email us at info@nepalsanctuarytreks.com or sanctuarytreks@gmail.com.

Note: Below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general ideas only.

Tsum Valley Trek (GHT)

Tsum Valley Trek takes you to the restricted paradise in the Manaslu region that let you discover the isolated countryside of Nepal. Trekking around the Tsum valley came into existence only after 2008. The trek requires serious hardship. Only a few numbers of trekkers make it up to the mysterious valley.  Initially, this valley used to be the trading link to Tibet.

Tsum Valley

It is the hidden treasure of Nepal and the valley of happiness that carries mystery, myth, and majestic beauty. The secret Tibetan Buddhist land is one of the world’s most remote Himalayan valleys. Trekking to Tsum valley let you explore from the incredible landscape to the unique culture. Originally, the name of the valley came from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’ which means vivid. The valley lies in northern Gorkha, to the east of Manaslu, bordering Tibet. The majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges makes for rewarding hiking every day.

In addition, the valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. The valley is dotted with numerous Mani walls and chortens.  While, you can see a quaint monasteries including Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, Dephu Doma Nannery Gompa, and Milarepa Gompa.

Shear Khola (river) starts from the western glacier of Ganesh Himal and the east and southern glaciers of Sringi Himal drain this valley. Later it meets the Budhi Gandaki at Nyak.

Facts and History

In fact, Tsum is considered to be ‘Beyul’, the holy hidden valleys of happiness which Padmasambhava blessed as refuges to be discovered when the planet is approaching destruction and the world becomes too corrupt for spiritual practices.

In ancient times, the Tsum valley was a separate geographical area with the name “Tsum Tso Chuksum”. It means the thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Most importantly, the ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still unexplored and untouched.

Likewise, the untouched and hidden Tsum valley is a preservation of ancient Buddhism. According to the stories, a Buddhist saint named ‘Milarepa’ meditated in the caves in the mountains. The local people have a great faith to worship and pray Gautam Buddha, Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), and some other Bodhisattvas. The people also strongly believe in the reincarnation of the Lamas.

Several Buddhist monasteries are giving life to the Tibetan culture. The colorful flags and the Mani walls encourage the trekkers to further follow the trail with courage. Walking through the beautiful shaded forest of pine, juniper, and Rhododendron, the trek will amaze the trekkers with the splendid views of the Lamjung Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Mount Manaslu (8,163 m).

This is a sample itinerary of the Tsum Valley Trek. We shall customize the program as per your needs and preferences.

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Note: Below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for the general idea only.

Manaslu Circuit Trek (GHT)

Manaslu Circuit Trek offers an off-beaten trail experience in the Himalayan Region. Manaslu is famous for its small tea houses along the Manaslu trek. Whereas, the Manaslu trek exists 40 miles away from Kathmandu to the east of the Annapurna region. The name ‘Manaslu’ means ‘the mountains of spirit. The word ‘Manaslu’ came from the Sanskrit word ‘Manasa’ which means intellectual or soul.

Manaslu Trekking is geographically spectacular and fabulous. Manaslu region which is also termed the Manaslu Conservation Area comprises subtropical Himalaya foothills to arid trans-Himalaya high pastures border in Tibet. The trek starts from Macha Khola and extending into Larkya La Pass. The main highlight of this trek is Larke La Pass  (5,106 m), where trekkers get jaw-dropping views of Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and other mountain ranges.

Manaslu Trek offers the spectacular beauty of a perfect blend of nature, and the lifestyle of local people. Also, this trek is rewarded with stunning views of breathtaking mountain ranges in the Manaslu region. Every year, many foreigners accomplish Manaslu Circuit Trek. Furthermore, this trek leads you to Nubri and Tsum valley, which is the hidden treasure of Manaslu.

The trek also passes through the beautiful green forest, ancient architecture, and Buddhist Monastery where many children studied to be a monk. Above all, Manaslu shares much of its culture and history with its neighboring territory, Tibet. Manaslu has two ethnicities mainly inhabitant this region: Tsum and Nubri.

This is a sample itinerary of the Manaslu Circuit Trek. We shall customize the program as per your needs and preferences.

Are you ready to have an awesome experience in Manaslu Circuit Trek? Contact Us

Note: Below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for the general idea only.

Lower Mustang Biking

Biking to Lower Mustang is an awe-inspiring trip for those who truly want to experience an overwhelming holiday and feel the real adventure in this amazing part of the world. The Jomsom Muktinath mountain biking tour is one of the most popular adventure tours in Nepal. Jomsom is in the heart of the Himalayas and provides some outstanding trails for mountain bikers.

It would be an entire transformation for riders coming from the lush, green valleys of Nepal to the relatively beautiful high-altitude desert encircled by a magnificent backdrop of the Himalayan peaks.

If you are family, friends, or solo travelers seeking a mountain biking holiday in Nepal, then Lower Mustang would be perfect for a cycling trip. It is a great opportunity to cover the thrill of cycling adventure as well as being close to nature and locals. The ride along to the Lower Mustang undertakes a lot of adventure and fun that will stay in your memory forever. Riding through unspoiled hamlets inhabited by diverse groups of native people, embraced by the soaring mountain, canyons, ancient fortress, unique culture, and authentic lifestyle is an amazing lifetime experience.

The journey starts by cycling from Gurje Bhanjyang all the way to Kopan. We then drive to Boudhanath, a famous Buddhist stupa (temple), and has been marked as a world heritage site. The next day we board onto the short and spectacular mountain flight of Pokhara. Once you arrive in the vicinity of Pokhara, you are greeted with superb views of the mountains. And you will be astounded by its sheer beauty and pristine charisma. Subsequently, we take another scenic flight to Jomsom. From there, we will start off our cycling journey following Kali Gandaki River Valley, the deepest gorge in the world.

Biking to Lower Mustang in an adventure route at the base of Thorong La Himalayan region. The ride reaches an altitude of 3,710 meters. This route is one of the most famous downhill from Muktinath (3,710 m) to Beni (900m).

The cycling starts from Jomsom (2,800 m). On the same day, we ride to Kagbeni, the border of the ancient valley of Upper Mustang. The next day, we explore Gyu La Pass, our trip’s high point to witness Upper Mustang. Then we ride back to Kagbeni for overnight.

Further, we ride off uphill to reach Muktinath which is a famous Hindu and Buddhist temple. The area hosts Lord Vishnu temple and a monastery nearby. Muktinath village is the base of a famous mountain pass, Thorong La (5,416 m) in Annapurna conservation area.

From here all the downhill way reach Beni through Kali Gandaki gorge, passing villages like Marpha, and Tatopani.

Mountain Biking Escapade: The Last Forbidden Kingdom

Mountain Biking to Upper Mustang provides an opportunity to explore the rich Tibetan culture tradition and lifestyle along with nature and rustic architectural heritage.

The adventurous mountain biking experience in Upper Mustang offers awe-inspiring biking adventures while taking pleasure in viewing charming valleys, magnificent soaring mountains, sacred ancient Buddhist monasteries, caves, Lo-Manthang royal palace, lush green fields of barley and mustard, beautiful varied landscapes, and secluded villages with quaint white washed houses.

Upper Mustang Mountain biking indeed gives you the infinite mountain biking adventure to those with true spirit and zeal for mountain biking in the Himalayas.

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