Everest Base Camp trek
Starting and ending points of the trek: Lukla
Duration: 14 days
Maximum altitude: 5,545 m/18,192 ft
Difficulty level: Moderate/difficult
Fitness level: Should be able to walk 5-6 hours a day (basic fitness)
Recommended for: Beginner/experienced trekkers
Transportation: 35 minutes Lukla flight at the start and end of the trek
Original price: USD 1,390 per person
Discounted price: USD 1,266 per person ( Please do contact us if you are 2 or more than 2 person )
Itinerary: Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization Day - Tengboche - Dingboche - Acclimatization Day - Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar - Pheriche - Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu
Everest Base Camp is the darling of all the treks in the world. It is one of the most loved and respected trekking expeditions that people aspire to complete. If you don't know, the Everest Base Camp trek takes you to the lap of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), while giving you an opportunity to have a glimpse of the lifestyle of the world-famous Sherpa community.
This 14-day adventure includes trekking through the lush rhododendron forests of Sagarmatha National Park. The Everest Base Camp trail follows the lovely Dudh Koshi river. You will cross it numerous times throughout the trek via swinging suspension bridges.
Spend nights in picturesque villages along the way and get to know the locals of the Khumbu region, also known as the Everest region. Witness outstanding mountain views and diverse landscapes as the journey progresses from the verdant valleys to rocky moraines.
The Everest Base Camp trek route is quite established, so you will not have an issue with accommodation and meals. Still, what you get here will be basic. Likewise, the trekking route is not that challenging. If you maintain your pace and follow the instructions of our trained guide, you can complete this trek safely.
The total distance covered during the Everest Base Camp trek is 130 kilometers (65 kilometers on each side). You will trek 9 to 11 kilometers each day. The trek starts and ends in Lukla (2,860 m/9,383 ft). You will fly to Lukla either from Kathmandu airport or Ramechhap airport (as per the air traffic).
The best time to do the Everest Base Camp trek is spring and autumn. You can also do this trek in winter. The highest point on the Everest Base Camp trek is Kala Patthar (5,545 m/18,192 ft). The sunrise from here is phenomenal. Following our 14 days Everest Base Camp trek itinerary, you will also get a chance to explore the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu.
Apart from our standard EBC trek package, we also recommend the Everest Base Camp trek with helicopter return. In this package, the trek ends at Kala Patthar, and you do not retrace the trail all the way back to Lukla. Instead, you will take a wonderful helicopter flight back to Lukla.
Likewise, our Everest Base Camp helicopter tour package is also a game changer if you only have half a day in Kathmandu. This package takes you to the EBC, lands at Lukla and Kala Patthar, and lets you enjoy a lovely breakfast at Everest View Hotel. And you can do all this in just 4 hours.
We have a special discount going on these packages as well :)
Manaslu Circuit trek
Starting and ending points of the trek: Soti Khola and Syange
Duration: 18 days
Maximum altitude: 5,220 m/17,122 ft
Difficulty level: Strenuous
Fitness level: Trekkers need to walk at least 6 hours a day on rugged trails (strong fitness is needed)
Recommended for: Experienced trekkers
Transportation: Drive to/from the starting and ending points of the trek
Original price: USD 1,390 per person
Discounted price: USD 1,198 per person ( Please do contact us if you are 2 or more than 2 person )
Itinerary: Kathmandu - Soti Khola - Machha Khola - Jagat - Deng - Namrung - Lho Gaun - Samagaon - Samdo - Acclimatization Day - Dharamsala - Larkya La pass - Bhimphedi - Tilije - Chamje - Syange - Kathmandu
Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the top adventure holidays in Nepal. This trek is not for the faint heart as it demands previous high altitude or trekking experience and strong fitness. Unlike the EBC trek, the Manaslu circuit trek route is quite untouched and secluded, with poor tourist infrastructure.
The trail is steep and offbeat. You have to push yourself a lot on this trek given limited facilities along the trail, rugged terrain, very inconsistent weather, and the remoteness of the region. Not many trekkers do the Manaslu circuit trek, so the trail is less crowded. You will often share the trails with yaks and dzo.
Manaslu is a restricted area in Nepal, so there are special rules and permits to travel in this area. The trail is inside the Manaslu Conservation Area. On this trek, you will get close to Tibetan Buddhism heritage. The locals are deeply connected to their roots and still live an old lifestyle. Numerous mani stones, chortens, prayer wheels, and stupas are found along the trek route.
Trekking through subtropical forests, you will ascend to alpine forests and meadows and eventually explore the rocky hills, moraines, and glaciers. You will come across a wide range of flora and fauna on this trek. Manaslu region is also home to the rare snow leopard. Who knows, you may get to spot one.
The trail ascends and descends along the Budi Gandaki river. Of course, you will cross many suspension and wooden bridges on this trek and spend nights in remote mountain villages. The locals are friendly, welcoming, and kind. The epic part of the Manaslu circuit trek is crossing the Larkya La pass (5,106 m/16,752 ft).
Larkya La is also the highest point of this trek. In addition, you will come across beautiful waterfalls, alpine lakes, and ancient monasteries on the way. Manaslu Base Camp and Pun Gyen Gompa are some of the highlights of the Manaslu circuit trek. Likewise, Samdo is a Tibetan refugee village.
The total distance covered during the Manaslu circuit trek is 177 kilometers (110 miles). Every day, you will walk 12 to 15 kilometers (7 to 9 miles) on average. The best time to do the Manaslu circuit trek is from March to May and September to November. You can also do this trek in winter (December to February) with extra preparation.
Tsum Valley is a hidden section of the Manaslu region. You can join Tsum Valley in your Manaslu circuit trek itinerary, if you wish to discover more wonders of this region. The trail in Tsum Valley is also steep and offbeat, but you will get to witness stunning mountain views, visit many ancient monasteries, and hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
Talking about the views, the Manaslu circuit trek offers diverse landscapes and breathtaking views of mountains such as Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Manaslu (8,163 m/ 26,781 ft), Kang Guru (6,981 m/22,903 ft), Naike Peak (6,211 m/20,377 ft), Himlung Himal (7,126 m/23,379 ft), Annapurna II (7,937 m/26,040 ft), etc.
Mera Peak climbing
Starting and ending points of the journey: Lukla
Duration: 14 days
Maximum altitude: 6,476 m/21,246 ft
Difficulty level: Strenuous (alpine PD)
Fitness level: Strong physical fitness
Technical climbing knowledge: Not needed
Recommended for: Beginner climbers
Transportation: Lukla flight
Original price: USD 2,250 per person
Discounted price: USD 2,098 per person ( Please do contact us if you are 2 or more than 2 person )
Itinerary: Kathmandu - Lukla - Chhuthang - Zatrwa La pass - Thuli Kharka - Kothe - Thagnak - Khare - Acclimatization Day - Mera High Camp - Mera Peak Summit - Khare - Kothe - Thuli Kharka - Lukla - Kathmandu
If you are someone who has done a handful of treks and is knowledgeable about Himalayan trails, you may consider Mera peak climbing. Mera peak climbing is a perfect adventure in Nepal for your breakthrough from trekking to mountaineering.
Climbing a mountain in the Himalayas may sound quite scary and intimidating, but with the Scenic Nepal Treks Team, you can embark on this adventure confidently. Mera Peak is one the highest trekking peaks in Nepal and is known for its straightforward route to the summit.
There is no technical climbing involved in Mera peak climbing. You will only walk on snow covered routes, using crampons, fixed rope, and other basic climbing gears. Do note that climbing Mera Peak is not easy but no technical factor makes this peak approachable to first-time climbers.
The journey demands strong physical and mental fitness. You will push yourself a lot during Mera peak climbing, and the reward you will get in return is remarkable. This peak was first climbed in 1953 by Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing. There are three summits of Mera Peak. You will aim for the tallest one- Mera North (6,476 m/ ft) on this expedition.
Apart from the climbing part, this 14 days adventurous journey also includes trekking to/from the base camp. The journey begins from Lukla. You will follow a different route via the Hinku and Hongu valleys and gradually ascend to the Mera peak base camp (Khare). The trekking route is offbeat and steep.
Spend the nights in beautiful villages on the way and get to know the lifestyle and culture of the locals. Come across old stupas and monasteries. Cross thrilling bridges over fast-flowing rivers and streams. The trail goes past lush forests, cliffsides, and gorges. You will also cross the Zatrwa La pass on the way to Khare.
The Mera peak climbing lets you witness views of many towering Himalayan mountains, including Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft), Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Makalu (8,463 m/27,766 ft), and Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft). The view from the summit of Mera Peak itself is out of this world.
Unlike the other trekking routes in the Khumbu region, the Mera Peak trail is quite secluded and rarely visited. You will get to enjoy tranquility and wilderness along the trail. Like Mera Peak, there is one other mountain in this region that you can climb as a beginner- Island Peak.
Factors to consider when choosing between the above adventures
When choosing between the Everest Base Camp trek, Manaslu circuit trek, and Mera peak climbing, there are some important factors to consider. These factors help you determine which adventure is the right fit for you. Below are some key considerations, focusing on previous experience, fitness, and other relevant aspects:
- Select a trip as per your previous experience. If you are completely new to the Himalayan trail, go for the EBC trek. It's a well-trodden path with established lodges, making it accessible to beginners. Likewise, if you have trekking experience and looking for a challenging journey, you can choose the Manaslu circuit trek. And Mera peak climbing is ideal for some with trekking experience but no climbing knowledge.
- Consider your physical fitness. All of these adventure packages demand good health and fitness. Train yourself according to the needs of the trip. Keep 4 to 6 weeks on hand for preparation.
- Check your budget. It is the best time to book your adventure holiday in Nepal as we are offering discounts on all of our packages. Similarly, if you join any of our trips in a group, you will get additional discounts.
Planning Your Adventure in Nepal
- To make the most of your adventure, pick the right time to embark on your journey. As spring 2024 is the next best time to travel in the Himalayas, you can book your trip for this season.
- Get your passport, travel insurance, trekking gear, travel visa, and other essentials ready on time.
Research the region you will be trekking. Understand the climate, terrain, and locals. It will help you set the right expectations for the journey.
Our team will help you with all the preparation for the journey. They will guide you through physical training to packing. In Nepal, we will take care of all the logistics, permits, and transportation involved during the journey, so that you can travel freely and safely. If you have any questions, feel free to ask our team.
Whether you seek the iconic journey to the Everest Base Camp, the remote and unspoiled paths of the Manaslu Circuit, or the exhilarating challenge of Mera Peak climbing, Nepal promises an adventure of a lifetime.
The choice between these extraordinary experiences ultimately depends on your personal preferences, fitness level, and previous trekking or climbing experience.
To make the most of your Nepal adventure in 2024, we encourage you to seize the opportunity and book the trip of your choice today. We, Scenic Nepal Treks, a reputable and reliable tour operator with a track record of delivering exceptional adventure experiences, are currently offering a special festival discount.
Book your adventure now and make 2024 a year to remember as you embark on one of the top three adventure holidays in Nepal. Your journey begins here with Scenic Nepal Treks, and the magic of Nepal awaits!