Embrace the Nepal Adventure!
We believe there’s so much more to trekking Nepal than you might think. At Nepalorama, we share a deep passion for the Himalaya and all that this awe-inspiring region has to offer. Opportunities up for grabs stretch way beyond the promise of a great adventure holiday. Embrace the Nepal adventure and discover a fresh outlook on life!
Once you find your trekking rhythm, and we promise that you will! Tap into something extraordinary. There’s a unique and powerful feeling in the Himalaya. Experience an overwhelming sense of connection with nature that invokes deep self-reflection. Contemplate your life, your values, your vision and test whether or not you’re following your true path.
When you see how people live in Nepal, you can’t help feeling fortunate and extremely grateful for all you have. If you’re seeking perspective and want to figure out what’s important in life, there’s no better place than Nepal. We can’t influence your internal experience when you trek Nepal, but we can set you up for success!
We want you to invest yourself in this trip. By choosing your itinerary, dates and travel preference, you get to trek and spend your time how you want! The more your trip works for you, the more likely you’ll be to have the most enriching personal experience.
Get in touch with us and let us help you plan a trip that could change your life!
We organise private Nepal treks for couples because we love creating extraordinary and lasting memories! Last time I trekked Nepal it was incredible like always, but also really different to previous trips. Why? Because for the first time I shared the experience with my husband! Whether you trek Nepal solo, with a group (of friends or strangers), or with your partner, you're guaranteed an experience you'll never forget. But to share it with the person closest to you and be able to reminisce for years to come is seriously amazing! Private Nepal Treks for Couples At Nepalorama we organise private Nepal treks for couples that won't break the bank. When you trek with your own guide and porter team you have complete flexibility. You can take breaks when you want, stop to take photos you'll love to look at for the rest of your life and, if you want to explore off the beaten path - you can! Trekking Nepal is such a unique experience in many ways. When you do a private trek together, you're focused only on taking care of each other and sharing every special moment. The sense of achievement you'll both feel every single day is the stuff memories are made of! "Happiness (is) only real when shared." (from 'Into the Wild' by Jon Krakauer) When you trek Nepal it feels like you're in another world or another time, especially if you've never done any multi-day trekking. It takes a day or two to learn the ropes but then you find your groove. A unique rhythm completely different from your every day life and a great opportunity... For a few days you're working together with a blank canvas. You have time and space for reflections, new conversations, to make plans or, simply to have a lot
We organise private Nepal treks for couples because we love creating extraordinary and lasting memories! Last time I trekked Nepal it was incredible like always, but also really different to previous trips. Why? Because for the first time I shared the experience with my husband! Whether you trek Nepal solo, with a group (of friends or strangers), or with your
Recently we had a client with very unrealistic expectations about trekking in Nepal. As a result he found his experience somewhat lacking. Reflecting on this rare situation made me think about all the amazing things you're likely to miss out on when you trek Nepal if you only focus on whether or not your expectations are being met. That's why we wholeheartedly recommend that you forget expectations and embrace the adventure even if it pushes you well out of your comfort zone! If you remain fully open, you'll benefit from a potentially life changing experience. In this blog we'll explain how to get perspective in Nepal. What do You Take for Granted? Imagine turning on a hot tap to wash your face and feeling an overwhelming sense of joy and gratitude. Sitting on a clean, flushing toilet and relaxing as opposed to squatting in the cold and flushing with a bucket of icy water! Noticing just for once, all the little things that you usually take for granted. This is one of the things I love most about spending time in Nepal. It makes me realise how truly fortunate I am and it gives me new perspective. This feeling doesn't last long, but I treasure every moment before my 'back to reality' existence takes hold. What is Truly Important in Life? It's no secret that Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. Yet despite the hardship, people are happy, positive and resilient. Spending time with Nepali people is truly inspiring and makes me question the complexity of my own existence in Europe. For many of us, life is a rat race. We want more, so we spend more, have to borrow more, then work more to pay our debts. One of the greatest regrets of the dying
Recently we had a client with very unrealistic expectations about trekking in Nepal. As a result he found his experience somewhat lacking. Reflecting on this rare situation made me think about all the amazing things you’re likely to miss out on when you trek Nepal if you only focus on whether or not your expectations are being met. That’s why
We're committed to being a responsible trekking company in Nepal... But what does that mean? From the start we've been determined to conduct business with integrity. No compromises. We evolve our understanding of what it means to be a responsible trekking company in Nepal all the time, as we learn and challenge more about how things work in the trekking industry. We know exactly how much things cost and we've been quoting prices as low as we can afford to remain competitive in the vast ocean of Nepal trekking companies. Yet we find we're still regularly undercut. How is this possible? The Truth is Ugly Nepal is still one of the poorest countries in the world. Conditions have improved over recent years, but still more than 25% of the population live in absolute poverty. Actually Krishna told me recently that costs are increasing at a significant rate, making it especially difficult for those who are very poor. Desperation results in exploitation and this is happening in the Nepal trekking industry. Some guides and porters accept work at any cost, because some money is better than none. They hope to receive tips so they can support their families, but it's a gamble. I met Krishna during my first trip to Nepal. He was the Assistant Guide on our group trek, yet in my opinion proved to be far more responsible and competent than the lead guide. Krishna also did most of the work. He explained to me that it didn't matter, he was still paid a lot less. This made me very uncomfortable. So, as a responsible trekking company in Nepal, our first priority is our people. We Pay Our Guides and Porters Fairly At Nepalorama we're committed to paying our guides and porters fairly. We can't yet afford to pay
We’re committed to being a responsible trekking company in Nepal… But what does that mean? From the start we’ve been determined to conduct business with integrity. No compromises. We evolve our understanding of what it means to be a responsible trekking company in Nepal all the time, as we learn and challenge more about how things work in the trekking
Stuck in a rut and frustrated with my life, I had to do something! On a quest for meaning and wanting to figure out what really makes me tick, it was by pure chance that I ended up trekking in Nepal. It was one of the most thought-provoking times in my life, that has since inspired our tagline. It's not just me! Many of our clients find trekking Nepal is life-changing. That's why when you trek, we want you to walk your own path. What I love more than anything about trekking Nepal, is the opportunity for self-reflection in the most awe-inspiring place I've experienced! Once you hit the trekking trail, you start to feel the power of the Himalaya. Around every corner, nature's more impressive. You discover inner strength to push on even when it's really tough. There's a strong sense of peace and tranquility in the mountains. It's easy to slip into a reflective state of mind and 'walk your own path'. Trekking Nepal can be Life Changing! There’s a unique feeling in the Himalaya. An overwhelming sense of connection with immense nature that invokes deep self-reflection. We think trekking Nepal is an amazing metaphor for overcoming obstacles and pushing ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. Whether you want to push the boundaries of your comfort zone and have an amazing adventure holiday; contemplate your life, your values, your vision and test whether or not you're following your true path; or reconcile your emotions after a difficult time in your life; the Nepal Himalaya will serve you. When you trek, a combination of forces come into play. As you dig deep, you heighten your sense of self-belief. Perhaps for the first time in your life, you realise what you're truly capable of physically. The inspiration and sense of
Stuck in a rut and frustrated with my life, I had to do something! On a quest for meaning and wanting to figure out what really makes me tick, it was by pure chance that I ended up trekking in Nepal. It was one of the most thought-provoking times in my life, that has since inspired our tagline. It’s not
People who've traveled by bus in Nepal just know. Until you've experienced it, you can only guess what it's like. Bus travel in Nepal is part of the adventure and you're guaranteed to have a story to tell after every single journey. It's fascinating, scary, incredible and fun all at the same time! All Aboard! Every driver has a co-pilot (kind of like Batman and Robin). The co-pilot's job is to drum up business. There's a lot at stake in this dog-eat-dog world. Each pair must make at least the amount they've spent to hire the bus for the day. In a bid to get customers, people are allowed to carry anything on board. Yes anything! The 'no baggage in the aisle' rule does not apply here! Bags of rice, building supplies and large drums of cooking oil are standard. Then there's the livestock. No bus ride is complete without something to make you laugh. You often see chickens, cats or dogs inside the bus. I've even seen goats tied up on top! Last time I took a bus in Nepal, Krishna nudged me to look up. There above our heads was a cockerel sitting in the overhead compartment. Now that's traveling in luxury - if you're a cockerel that is! There's no such thing as turning away business. It doesn't matter how full the bus is. There's always room to squeeze in more people and everyone cooperates without complaint. As you'd expect, health and safety regulations simply don't exist. White Knuckle Ride If you love theme parks, you'll love riding buses in Nepal! There's a huge amount of ongoing construction to improve major roads. But most are still unsealed and full of holes, so expect a very bumpy ride! If you're trekking Nepal, you've probably got a reasonable head
People who’ve traveled by bus in Nepal just know. Until you’ve experienced it, you can only guess what it’s like. Bus travel in Nepal is part of the adventure and you’re guaranteed to have a story to tell after every single journey. It’s fascinating, scary, incredible and fun all at the same time! All Aboard! Every driver has a co-pilot
Elliot and his friends trekked with our Founder - Krishna in 2015. He wrote a great blog 'The Hardest Journey' about his experience that we want to share with you! You can read about their incredible adventure and get a taste for what it's like trekking Nepal here. "Most of all, thanks to our superb guide Krishna Adhikari who made sure we never came close to dying, and managed to do so while laughing with a grin permanently fixed on his face. Furthermore, Krishna’s selection of comfortable lodging, filling meals, and fun activities allowed us to focus on moving one foot after the other and relish in the unparalleled landscape. I highly recommend you contact Krishna (Nepalorama Trekking) if you ever want to visit Nepal." Organise Your Trek with Nepalorama! Whether you want to embark upon your own 'hardest journey' or start with an easier, lower altitude trek, we can help! Take a look at our most popular destinations or get in touch for your customised quote! Still need some convincing? Here's why you should choose to trek with us!
Elliot and his friends trekked with our Founder – Krishna in 2015. He wrote a great blog ‘The Hardest Journey’ about his experience that we want to share with you! You can read about their incredible adventure and get a taste for what it’s like trekking Nepal here. “Most of all, thanks to our superb guide Krishna Adhikari who made
Pokhara, is the second largest city in Nepal and the gateway to Annapurna. It's also known as the 'adventure', or 'tourism' capital. This sprawling city is actually nine times larger than Kathmandu! The area of Lakeside is the tourist hub. It's a great place to unwind, or go adventure crazy! How you feel might depend on whether or not you've already completed your trek! But either way, you should consider spending at least a day in Pokhara before you return to Kathmandu. The culture of Lakeside is a vibrant, yet laid-back blend of East and West. Choose from many adventure sports, including paragliding and whitewater rafting. Soak up the stunning mountain scenery. Float in a boat on the lake. Enjoy the lazy summer vibe, the many yoga studios, and small luxuries like good coffee! Pokhara has changed significantly over recent years. More and more luminous bars and coffee shops have appeared on Lakeside, and it's more expensive than ever before. Yet you'll still witness a very different way of life and find cows randomly wandering the streets. You'll marvel at the lack of vehicle accidents despite the chaos - it just works! Even if you've only got a day in Pokhara, you can pack it full of great activities. These are my favourites! Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) Pokhara's most stunning feature is Phewa Tal. Even more incredible for it's mirror reflections of Machapuchare (Fish Tail) and the Annapurna mountains. Rent a colourful wooden boat, then row out into the lake and experience pure tranquility. From the water, enjoy beautiful sunset views of the Shanti Stupa to the South, and Sarangkot and the Annapurna massif to the North. Sarangkot A very popular paragliding spot, Sarangkot (1,600m/5,249ft) also makes for a super day hike. As you climb 800m/2,625ft from Lakeside, stop to
Pokhara, is the second largest city in Nepal and the gateway to Annapurna. It’s also known as the ‘adventure’, or ‘tourism’ capital. This sprawling city is actually nine times larger than Kathmandu! The area of Lakeside is the tourist hub. It’s a great place to unwind, or go adventure crazy! How you feel might depend on whether or not you’ve
What to do in Kathmandu? If you're planning a trek in Nepal and thinking you'll spend some time in the capital, you might be wondering what to do in Kathmandu! There are so many amazing things to see and do including an impressive seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites - more than in any other city! Yes, it's hard to know where to start! In this blog, read about my first experience in the incredible city I love - Kathmandu. First Time Arriving in Kathmandu My first trip to Kathmandu created a barrage of emotions. Apprehension and nervousness quickly turned into curiosity. Followed by the need to ‘be brave’ and just get out there and explore. I stayed in Thamel – the tourist haven of Kathmandu. It was another world. Vibrant colours, sounds and smells coming from every direction. Cows in the street and tiny taxis squeezing their way through unlikely spaces. I was instantly hooked on the laid back yet organised chaos of Kathmandu! Arriving in Kathmandu for the first time, a solo female, was a nerve wracking experience! Staff from my hotel were waiting for me at the airport. It was dark. We drove for what seemed like a long time through unlit streets, navigating bumps and holes in the road. I was grateful to reach the hotel safely! Getting Oriented in Thamel (or Not!) The next morning, I left the hotel to find a maze of tiny, colourful streets without pavements that all looked the same. Despite traveling regularly, my orientation leaves a lot to be desired! After ten minutes, I returned to my hotel to collect myself. It took a while, but I gradually ventured further and further out. The most important thing is to carry a business card from your hotel. If you’re lost, locals will
What to do in Kathmandu? If you’re planning a trek in Nepal and thinking you’ll spend some time in the capital, you might be wondering what to do in Kathmandu! There are so many amazing things to see and do including an impressive seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites – more than in any other city! Yes, it’s hard to know