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On the Everest Haute Route, meeting Sherpa Family at Langden mountain pasture

ATTENTION : The European Union has confirmed that all the Airline Companies of Nepal are classified in the "Black list" of the dangerous Airline Companies. 

Thus, all our trekkings to Khumbu, which include a roundtrip flight Kathmandu - Lukla, or flights to Dolpo, are suspended. On other destinations, like Mustang, we plan to replace flights with 4 wheel drive car transfers.

 

 

 

Our Mountain Guides and Sherpas make you share their experience of trekking in Nepal, and their passion for this country and its inhabitants.

Achieving a trek in Nepal, or climbing a peak in the heart of Himalaya does not just mean walking or climbing. Of course, the valleys and summits of Nepal are among the most beautifuls of the world, and helping you to discover them would be up to justify our passion for travelling.

But, on the spot, you will feel deeply, not only the forces of Mountain Nature, but also the pleasure to meet highlanders, so kind and so sincere, and the discovery of a way of life and of a culture which will mark you.

 

 

All our trekkings, trekking peaks ascents, and expeditions in Nepal are guided by a French Mountain Guide, qualified worldwide as IFMGA Mountain Guide, equipped with a complete travelling first-aid kit adapted to high altitude diseases and a Gamow bag for all programmes with passes or peaks higher than 14,000 feet asl. Our French Guides speak fluently English, with a near-native comprehension.

 

A Sirdar and a team of Sherpas and porters will be posted with the Mountain Guide, for tours with nights in lodges.

 

A Sirdar, Sherpas, porters, a cook and kitchen boys will be posted with the Mountain Guide, for tours with camping nights.

 

Our choice of Quality and Safety in Nepal, with the supervision of all our trekkings and trekking peaks ascents by a French Mountain Guide, has demonstrated  its efficiency. Since 1993, almost all of our trekkers and mountaineers have achieved their tours or climbed the peaks they intended to reach.
 

 



For further and detailed information, click on :

 

- Charateristics of our tours in Nepal

 

- What is the best period to visit Nepal  ?  

 
- a day in trekking

 
- how to make a success of your trek in Nepal

 
- Respect for Sherpas and porters

 
- technical level and fitness

 

- acclimatization to altitude

 
- when should you register to a trek in Nepal ?

 

 

 

 All our programmes in Nepal :

 

- the Balconies of Annapurnas
  (accommodation : lodges)

Low altitude trekking (high point at Deorali pass, 10,180 feet), the ideal thing for a first discovery of Nepal : Annapurnas' Balconies footpath can be roamed all year long, except in the Summer mosson period.

From Gurungs' country rice fields to bamboos' forests in Modi Khola gorges, from Pokara lake where Machhapuchhare is reflected in the water to Poon Hill wiewpoint, this tour offers the most beautiful outlook on Annapurna, 26,545 feet and Dhaulagiri, 26,811 feet. With the passing days, you will discover a authentic Nepal, his mischievous and hearty dwellers, and one of the most imposing scenery of the Himalayas.

 

 

- Ghorapani, Gurungs' country, and Annapurnas' Sanctuary (accommodation : lodges)

Average altitude trekking, from Gurungs' region paddies, bamboos' forests, and Modi Khola canyon, up to Annapurnas' Sanctuary, a magic place in the heart of high peaks dominated by Annapurna 26,502 feet. A classic trekking, opened with this specific route in 1994 by a group guided by Marc Démolis, Mountain Guide at Le Pays d'En Haut.

 

 

- the Great Tour around Annapurnas

   (accommodation : lodges)

Offering an exceptional variety of sceneries, from low valleys paddies to Thorung La pass old glacier moraines, a wide diversity in populations and cultures, this trekking ranks among the most beautiful ones in the world.

Fourteen days of trekking from Bahundanda to Birethanti, in Marsyangdi Khola and Kali Gandaki valleys, with a altitude pass, the Thorung La, 17,769 feet, which will be crossed easily thanks to a progressive acclimatization.

The Tour around Annapurnas will lead you in the heart of Manangis, Tibetans, Thakalis and Gurungs villages, where Buddhist and Tibetan cultures meet. 



 

 

- theTour around Annapurnas and Tilicho sacred Lake

 (accommodation : lodges and tents)

In 1950, looking for a access to Annapurnas, 26,545 feet high, which they climbed a few weeks later, the French climbers leaded by Maurice Herzog discovered Tilicho lake and Tilicho peak: "Stupefied, we discover a dazzling snow and ice scenery. Numerous peaks sparkle in a very pure sky. An extreme luminosity gives to this winter landscape a really fairy atmosphere. On our right, instead of Annapurna summit, stands a gigantic barrier where peaks of 23,000 feet follow one another with short gaps. Facing us, a vast lacustral plateau. In its midst, stretches a wide frozen lake, covered with snow, which size is difficult to evaluate. On our left, cliffs fall sheer to the immense white expanse of the lake" (Annapurnas premier 8000, by Maurice Herzog).

 

Offering an exceptional variety of sceneries, from low valleys paddies toThorung La pass old glacier moraines, a wide diversity in populations and cultures, this trekking ranks among the most beautiful ones in the world. The Tour around Annapurnas will lead you in the heart of Manangis, Tibetans, Thakalis and Gurungs villages, where Buddhist and Tibetan cultures meet. 

 

Seventeen days of trekking from Bhulbhule to Birethanti, in Marsyangdi Khola and Kali Gandaki valleys, with a altitude pass, the Thorung La, 17,769 feet, which will be crossed easily thanks to a progressive acclimatization.

During this tour, we will spend four days to visit Tilicho sacred lake, 16,142 feet asl, the highest lake of Himalayas and Asia. Tilicho sacred lake is a  pilgrimage place for Hindus from India and Nepal. 

 

 

- Everest Base Camp trek , in the foot prints of Tenzing and Hillary

(accommodation : lodges)

Dominating Everest Base Camp, Kala Pattar, 18,514 feet, is the most famous wiewpoint on Everest and Khumbu summits : Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam. It is as well the high point of the most beautiful trekking Nepal can offer you if you just can spare two weeks holidays.
This exclusive route, opened by one of our groups in 1997, allows a smooth discovery of the holy mountains and monasteries of Sherpa country, respecting the acclimatization stages which are required for the success of a altitude trekking.

Hanging glaciers standing out against a dark blue sky, prayers drone out with a deep voice close to monasteries, ... so much emotions in this adventure, going to meet Sherpa country and the hospitality of his dwellers.





- Gosainkund  - Helambu
  (accommodation : lodges)

Located in the North of Kathmandu valley, the Gosainkund-Helambu trekking allows to enjoy the hospitality of the Sherpas of the very nice villages of Syabru, Malemchigaon and Sermathang. Starting in Dhunche, gateway to Langtang, the path will lead you to Gosainkund sacred lakes, where takes place in August one of the most important pilgrimage of Nepal. From the lakes, crossing Lauribina pass, you will reach Malemchigaon in the heart of Helambu, and then Tarke Gyang, where starts a quiet superb crests path which will be the strong point of this tour.

This tour, with a easy itinerary reaching 15,124 feet at its highest point, is highly recommended for a first visit to Nepal, thanks to the variety of sceneries and cultures it offers.

 



 

- Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp
  (accommodation : lodges)

An exclusive route and a full exploration of Khumbu valleys, from Gokyo lakes to Everest Base Camp. In the heart of Khumbu, the easy ascents on footpaths of Gokyo Peak, 17,585 feet, and Kala Pattar, 18,514 feet, will make you taste the joy of reaching a high summit, facing the most famous peaks of Himalaya : Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam, Holy Mountain of Sherpa people.

Gokyo Lakes' turquoise waters, hanging glaciers standing out against a dark blue sky, prayers drone out with a deep voice close to monasteries, ... so much emotions in this adventure, going to meet Sherpa country and the hospitality of his dwellers.

 

 

 

- the Tour around Manaslu
  (accommodation : lodges)

Respecting Environment Laws, the Tour around Manaslu is open to a limited yearly number of groups, allowing thus to discover the wild Himalaya. The closeness of high peaks of Manaslu, Himalchuli and Peak 29, and the crossing of Larkya La pass, 16,847 feet, make of this tour one of the most beautiful and complete of the Himalayas.

From the greenery of paddies, pine trees and rhododendrons forests, to the mineral and glaciar world of high valleys, the Tour round Manaslu is also a cultural journey, with the meeting of ethnic groups which have preserved their ancestral traditions : the Gurungs who have built the villages surrounded by paddies, the Samapas close to the Tibetans.

 

 

Mustang

(accommodation : lodges)

Mustang, the old forbidden kingdom.

 

In old tibetan language, Mun Tang, " the fertile plain", gave its name to Mustang, the Lo kingdom. A long time forbidden to foreigners, Mustang became part of Nepal in 1951. 

Its capital, Lo Manthang, does not any more put up the ex King of Nepal, the Lo Rgyal-p, who know lives nearly all the year  in Kathmandu, as the monarchy was abolished on the 7 of October 2008. The first king of Nepal was Ame Pal, a buddhist warrior from the West part of Tibet, who chased the local War lords in the 13th centuy a.J.C., and supervised the building of the fortified city of Lo Manthang.

Mustang has a area of 1250 squared kilometers. On the North of Mustang, 4 high passes give access to Tibet while, in the South, the Kali Gandaki river has opened its bed through the mountains, thus building the most impressive canyon in the world. The west part of Mustang has many small villages, while the east part is much wilder with only a few very small villages and mountain pastures. 

Our tour will make you discover these two sides, and meet the local people, the Lo-Ba, and their monasteries, where the true Tibetan culture is protected. 9,000 Lo-Ba live in Mustang, in three big market towns (including Lo Manthang) and in about 30 small villages.

Most of Mustang monasteries belong to the Sakya Buddhism trend; some are have been built in cliffs, where the monks keep trasures of Sacred Art. The biggest Mustang monastery is the monastic school Sakyapa, at Lo Manthang, where 65 young monks study Buddhism education and rites, sciences and english. They also learn the legends of Padma Sambava, who brought Buddhism to Tibet.

 

 

 

- Island Peak (20,305 feet asl)
  (accommodation : lodges and tents)

Seen from Chukkung, above Dingpoche, Island Peak does indeed resemble an island in a sea of ice, and was first climbed in 1953 by a team of climbers, including Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, preparing himself for the ascent of Everest, which he climbed a few months later with Edmund Hillary.

The ascent is grade: Alpine PD, though a short steep part of the final ridge should be quoted AD. Starting from Base Camp, Pareshaya Gyab, height 16,800 feet, a footpath goes up till the height 18,300 feet. From there, a easy climb through rocks lead to the glacier. The route goes first left on the glacier, avoiding seracs and crevasses, and then turns right till the steep snow slope leading to the summit ridge, climbed with the help of a fixed rope (350 feet climb, gradient 45 - 55 degrees). The ridge itself is a classic climb, except a steep part (grade AD) which may require another fixed rope.

To register to this trekking peak programme, you must have carried out several ascents on Snow gullies and ridges, Alpine Grade PD or AD inf., as the Three Mont-Blancs route or "Courtes" ridge (in the Mont-Blanc group), Zinalrothorn or Dent Blanche (in Switzerland), and thus apply correctly the basic techniques with crampons on ascents, descents and crossings.

If you are very fit, but beginner in Mountaineering, we organize each Summer our "Mont-Blanc courses", which will make you discover and apply all the techniques which are required to climb safely Island Peak. Detailed informations : click on Mont-Blanc course .



- Everest 4 Valleys and Island Peak (20,305 feet asl) : Everest Haute Route

  (accommodation : lodges and tents)

In the heart of Everest mountain range, facing the extraordinary South face of Lhotse, the ascent of Island Peak, 20,305 feet asl, reveals a magnificent panorama : Makalu, Baruntse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam, Holy mountain of Sherpas' land.

This beautiful trekking peak will be the high point of a superb trekking through Khumbu, from Lukla to Everest base camp, passing by Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass, 17,782 feet. So, even if you are not a climber, you can join this programme : the footpaths leading to the summits of Gokyo Peak, 17,585 feet, and Kala Pattar, 18,514 feet will make you share the joy of reaching a summit, and, on Island Peak ascent day, a Sherpa will guide you till Lhotse base camp.




 

- Hinku Valley and Mera Peak (21,246 feet asl), the highest trekking peak in Nepal

  (accommodation : tents)

In the east of Lukla, Hinku valley has remained very wild, isolated from Khumbu by the steep slopes of Zatrwa La pass, 15,075 feet. On the other side of the pass and of the mountain pasture of Tangnag, the rhododendrons and silver pines forests, and the pastures stocked with yaks, give place to a mineral and glacial scenery dominated by Mera Peak. A strict acclimatization process, the installation of a base camp and a high camp, will allow you to reach the North summit of Mera Peak, 21,246 feet, superb wiewpoint on Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

This beautiful trekking peak will be the high point of a superb acclimatization trekking through Khumbu and Hinku. So, even if you are not a climber, you can join this programme, without climbing Mera Peak. The easy crossing of Mera La pass, 17,765 feet, will make you share the joy of altitude and glacier trek, and, during the two days of ascent of Mera peak, reserved to mountaineers, a Sherpa will guide you to discover the glacial lakes of the Hunku Khola valley.



 

 

- Ama Dablam Expedition, 22,467 feet, South-West ridge  

Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace", the long ridges on each side of the peak looking like the arms of a mother protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the "Dablam", the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women.

Ama Dablam is one of the three most beautiful peaks of the world, with Matterhorn (Switzerland) and Alpamayo (Peru). It was first climbed in 1961 by a international team led by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Equipped with fixed ropes in most of its difficult parts, the South West ridge is usually climbed from Base Camp ( 15,000 feet ) with 3 altitude camps : 18,500 feet, 19,300 feet and 20,500 feet.



 

- Expedition TILICHO PEAK, 23,405 feet asl .

On the shores of Tilicho Lake, 16,142 feet asl, Himalayas and Asia highest lake, and famous pilgrimage place for Hindus, Tilicho Peak, 23,405 feet asl, is the goal of this programme.

 





 

Our programmes in video :



 

- The Tour around Annapurnas and Tilicho sacred lake, in 4 parts

 



 

 

- Everest 4 Valleys, and ascent of Island Peak, 20,305 feet



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