Nepal cultural trekking holiday

“A twelve day tailor made, guided trekking tour, staying in local communities in Annapurna region, and following moderate grade trails.”


Kathmandu | Himalayan trekking | Pokhara | Annapurna Range | Stay in Nepalese communities | Nepal homestays and mountain lodge accommodation | Ghali Gaun and Pakhrikot villages | Moderate grade trails, max 2,100m | Seven days of guided trekking

Description of Nepal cultural trekking holiday

On this Nepal trekking holiday you will journey through the majestic scenery of the Annapurna region, experiencing the culture and lifestyles of its people, both ancient and modern. This trip is unique in that you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of this mountainous region, all whilst being welcomed into the traditions of the Nepali people and their homes.

You will see all sides of Nepali life, from the bustling streets and temples of Kathmandu and Pokhara to the older, quieter way of life high up in the mountains. Staying in village houses, you'll see traditional practices and customs at first hand and get to experience the genuine friendliness of Nepali people.

The trip starts with a couple of days in Kathmandu, enjoying some guided sightseeing and getting used to the mountain air and the wonderful views around you.

You then continue with 7 days of guided trekking in the Annapurna conservation area, famous for its high peaks and unique spiritual atmosphere. You will spend two fascinating nights in traditional homes in the villages of Ghali Gaun and Pakhrikot. These are beautifully preserved villages, whose residents have made a conscious effort to preserve their traditional way of life and avoid the damaging effects of tourism. You will be welcomed as a house guest and see at first hand how people live, eat, work and enjoy themselves in ways that haven’t changed for centuries.

The trek ends at the popular town of Pokhara with its large, pristine lakes and views of the Himalayas. It's busier here than in the mountains, but just as fascinating! You will spend a day and two nights here relaxing and exploring, before driving back for a final night in Kathmandu.

Why choose this trek?

We are a UK-based company who have worked closely with a reputable Nepali trekking company for the past eight years. Our Nepali guides are highly experienced and treat health and safety with the highest priority, tailoring the trip in line with your fitness, acclimatisation needs and weather conditions.

Our guides will make sure you see the very best of their country. They speak good English and will be delighted to tell you all about the wildlife, traditions and history of the area. We choose the best available lodges en route and there is no camping on this itinerary. Our UK office will give a very personal and friendly service, proving plenty of advice pre-departure and acting as a point of contact while you are there.

Day-by-day experiences

Day 1:You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Our representative will get you settled in and give you a basic introduction to the local area.
Day 2:Thorough briefing on all aspects of the trip. After lunch a guided tour of the city.
Day 3:Drive to Besisahar past fascinating scenery. Trek to Baglungpani, an old gurung village.
Day 4:Trek to Ghalegaun, an unspoilt village which offers homestays with traditional food, drink and entertainment.
Day 5:Experience a traditional farewell and trek to Bhujung village.
Day 6:Trek to Pasgaun, following the majestic river Bhujung Khola
Day 7:Trek to Bagaiecha Garden where you can swim in the river and relax over lunch. Continue to Pakhrikot village, for another traditional homestay. Farewell celebration evening with your crew.
Day 8:Trek to Thumsikot. Drive to Pokhara, famous for its beautiful lakes.
Day 9:Day at leisure in Pokhara. Optional boating, sightseeing or paragliding.
Day 10:Drive to Kathmandu
Day 11:Day at leisure
Day 12:Transfer to airport for final departure

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Nepal cultural trekking holiday


We are passionate about this beautiful part of the world and want to keep it that way. We keep our groups small (10 maximum) to minimise their impact on the local environment. This means that the effect of their footfall on paths and vegetation is minimised.

All our trekkers are urged to be mindful of deforestation and use hot water only where there is solar power or a local electricity supply. We ask that only biogradeable soaps are used and that any clothes washing is done in designated areas rather than in water that may be used for drinking.

In order to minimise the risk of littering we ask that any rubbish that cannot be easily burnt is brought back to Pokhara or Kathmandu and that space is allowed for this. We advise against bottled water and recommend taking refillable water bottles and then buying boiled water or using water purification tablets. Careful briefing is given on responsible toileting and the burying of human waste.

Our UK office is also committed to supporting the environment. We believe in the policy of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Our office recycles paper and makes sure that paper that has been wrongly printed is reused. Our headed paper comes from a recyclable source. In addition, we run a long-standing carbon offset scheme for all our projects.


Our company has been involved with community projects in Nepal for the last 10 years and has been arranging treks there since 2003. We want our treks to embody the very best of tourism, bringing employment to local people whilst encouraging them to value and conserve their culture and traditional way of life.

We keep our groups small, so that remote villages are not swamped with tourists. Group sizes are kept to 10 people or less. We also make sure that participants are fully briefed about the cultural differences, so that they do not offend local people by the way they dress or act. This includes, for example, taking photographs of them without permission. We also encourage a respectful attitude towards our local staff (porters etc).

Treks such as ours have become an important source of income for people living in remote areas of Nepal. Our participants support this by eating local food, staying in lodges rather than camping and buying locally-produced crafts. We employ local guides and porters from a reputable trekking company, ensuring good working conditions and a fair wage. In addition, we donate a proportion of our income to specific community projects with which we have an ongoing relationship.

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