There is much more to Nepal than just mountains. You start with a couple of days to explore the rich culture and history of Kathmandu and the Valley by visiting some of the city’s finest UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spending a night with a family in Panauti, a beautiful little Newar town in the Kathmandu Valley you get a chance to see a little of the ‘real Nepal’.
Perhaps one of the most scenic treks in the world, the combination of not so difficult hiking and the majestic scenery makes this trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4200m) in the Annapurna Sanctuary one of the most popular in Nepal. Walking through thick bamboo and rhododendron forests, you are surrounded by incredibly beautiful mountain views of some of the highest mountains in the world. You pass small villages and meet locals with a mix of cultures unparalleled by any of the other treks as you venture deep into the Annapurna Himal.
Trek grade: This is a Grade 3 trek as some of the days are quite long (up to 7 hours) and you climb to over 4,200m. However, the walking is along good trails, going up gradually and is not technical in any way.