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)

The Sherpani Col Pass Trek, part of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT), is a remarkable journey offering breathtaking views and diverse experiences. It traverses the mountainous terrain between Makalu and Everest, showcasing some of the world’s most majestic peaks such as Makalu I, Makalu II, Jannu, Baruntse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku, and the three highest peaks: Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

This trek not only promises spectacular scenery but also takes you through two protected areas: Sagarmatha National Park and Makalu Barun National Park. These parks are renowned for their rare flora and fauna, adding an enriching ecological dimension to your journey.

Beyond natural beauty, the Sherpani Col Pass Trek offers an off-the-beaten-path adventure, blending rich cultural encounters with pristine wilderness. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture while appreciating the ecological diversity of the Himalayan region.

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)

Upper Dolpo, part of the Great Himalaya Trail, is known for its mystical charm, rich culture, vast landscapes, and rare wildlife.It nestles among towering mountains like Dhaulagiri and Kanijiruwa, and the Tibetan plateau, believed to be one of the “hidden valleys” created by Guru Rinpoche for Buddhist followers long ago. This region, accessible from Tibet, preserves its unique character, untouched by modern influences.

Trekking to Upper Dolpo spans about 28 days, covering altitudes ranging from 4,530 m to 5,115 m, offering a deeply spiritual journey. Renowned as one of Nepal’s toughest treks, it crosses high valleys with expansive views of the arid Tibetan plateau.

Due to restricted access, Upper Dolpo attracts adventurers keen to explore Nepal’s pristine and lesser-known landscapes. It offers a journey into the isolated realms of ancient Himalayan Tibetan civilization, celebrated for its stunning scenery and authentic villages. Authors like David Snelgrove, Peter Matthiessen, and George Schaller have captured the beauty of Upper Dolpo in their writings.

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Langtang Via Tilman Pass (GHT)

Langtang Tilman Pass, part of the Great Himalaya Trail, offers a less crowded trekking experience near the Himalayan foothills. It blends nature, geography, and culture, with a challenging pass and encounters with different ethnic groups. Known as the “Valley of Glaciers,” Langtang features stunning frozen landscapes and peaks like Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. Despite its proximity to Kathmandu Valley, trekking in Langtang offers a remote and untamed wilderness experience.

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 Trek

Explore the Annapurna to Manaslu trek on the Great Himalaya Trail, where you will find stunning Himalayan beauty, diverse landscapes, and rich local culture. Starting from the lush Annapurna region, you hike through forests, terraced fields, and villages with panoramic mountain views. Cross challenging mountain passes like Thorong La and explore remote valleys with breathtaking scenery.

In the Manaslu region, encounter Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak globally. This area combines natural beauty with cultural heritage, featuring picturesque villages, ancient monasteries, and warm hospitality. The trek requires prior experience and fitness.

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Upper Dolpa to Jomsom (GHT)

The Upper Dolpo to Jomsom Trek is part of the Great Himalaya Trail, leading through a high-altitude landscape to Annapurna. Situated in the majestic Himalayas, it’s in a “rain shadow” near Tibet, influencing local culture, language, and architecture. The Dolpo people traded salt on ancient caravan routes, depicted in Eric Valli’s film “Caravan,” an Oscar nominee in 1997.

This trek is challenging, with 6-7 hours of daily trekking over steep hills and high passes. You’ll pass Buddhist regions with prayer flags, Mani walls, and ancient monasteries. The route is remote, with wild and rugged paths. Starting from Juphal, it crosses high Himalayan passes and visits Phoksundo Lake before ending in Jomsom, a Mustang town.

The region is rich in flora and fauna, including blue sheep, musk deer, Himalayan foxes, marmots, eagles, langur monkeys, and snow leopards. It’s known for medicinal herbs like Silvery Fil and Yarchagumpa. The trek offers insight into Tibetan culture amidst a challenging landscape steeped in Buddhist traditions.

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Upper Dolpo Trek

The Upper Dolpo 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, part of the Great Himalaya Trail, reveals a restricted paradise in Nepal’s Manaslu region. Established after 2008, it demands rigorous trekking due to its isolation and historical significance as a trade route 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)

The Manaslu Circuit Trek, part of the Great Himalaya Trail, offers a unique adventure in the Himalayan region. Located about 40 miles east of Kathmandu, it differs from the popular Annapurna region. Named ‘Manaslu’ from Sanskrit ‘Manasa,’ meaning spirit, it reflects the awe-inspiring mountains.

Geographically, the Manaslu region ranges from subtropical foothills to arid high pastures bordering Tibet. Starting at Macha Khola, the trek climbs to Larkya La Pass (5,106 m), with stunning views of Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and other peaks.

Renowned for its small tea houses, providing accommodation and local meals, the trek immerses trekkers in local lifestyles and cultures. Journeying through forests, ancient architecture, and Buddhist monasteries, the route unveils the region’s rich history.

Additionally, the Manaslu Trek introduces trekkers to Tsum and Nubri ethnicities, intertwined with the landscape. Visits to Nubri and Tsum valleys, hidden treasures of the Manaslu region, enrich the cultural experience.

Each year, many trekkers choose the Manaslu Circuit for its pristine landscapes, cultural authenticity, and challenging terrain. Whether seasoned trekkers or newcomers, adventurers can expect a memorable blend of natural splendor and cultural immersion.

For those considering this trek, customizable itineraries ensure a fulfilling and memorable experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

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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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