From Base Camp To Annapurna, Experience Nepal
PHOTO: Base camp at Mount Everest in Nepal. (Courtesy Exodus Travels
Travel. It’s more than a journey to a far-flung destination; it’s a journey to self-discovery. Whether it’s a city jaunt or a challenging trek on a remote mountainous trail, travel helps us discover who we really are and leads us to new personal heights.
Exodus Travels knows how the modern-day explorer wants to travel. They know that it’s about more than sipping mai tais on a beach, that sometimes smaller is better, and that no matter where one travels, it’s important to mind your Ps and Qs. Exodus continues this philosophy throughout its 600 adventure travel itineraries in more than 100 countries—the more adventurous the better.
For those who count Shangri-La on their bucket list, it’s time to pack up the gear and head for the Himalayas. Luckily, Exodus Travels offers 18 Nepal holidays for the adventurer in all of us.
Nepal is a magnet for walkers, trekkers and climbers. With eight of the world’s 10 tallest peaks, Nepal offers something for every ability level, whether it’s a gentle walk or a rigorous camping expedition.
Everest Base Camp Treks. Exodus Travels give the heartiest among us the choice of four treks from which to choose, ranging from 16 days to 23 days. Each expedition offers adventurers plenty of hiking and, depending on the journey, the opportunity to summit Everest or Mera Peak, Nepal’s highest trekking peak. The High Passes to Everest Base Camp journey gives travelers the experience of a lifetime, crossing three passes and summiting five peaks in 23 days. Adventurers will reach Everest’s Base Camp as they complete one of Nepal’s top treks.
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Annapurna Holidays. With six journeys on offer, travelers can rest assured that no matter what they select the views will be outstanding. The Annapurnas are accessible as far as 8,000-meter ranges go, and walks in the foothills are doable for most walkers. The 22-day Annapurna Circuit encompasses one of the world’s classic Nepal treks, while the 15-day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek provides some of the best scenery of any hike. Thinking of a little less hiking and a little more comfort? Then the Annapurna in Luxury-Premium is in order, offering guests comfortable lodges in which to lay their heads at night, and rafting and trekking by day.
Cycling Holidays. Rugged terrain and sweeping skylines make this bike journey unforgettable. The Classic Nepal Ride takes cyclists through the countryside to explore the country’s rural villages and allows them to get up close and personal with the locals.
Chitwan National Park. As a World Heritage site and the oldest national park in Nepal, a trip to Chitwan offers a rare glimpse into Nepal’s flora and fauna. Visitors to the park may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros, Gharial crocodiles and a variety of native birds on one of the three itineraries that make Chitwan a stop.
Himalaya Trekking Holidays. One doesn’t travel all the way to Nepal without seeing the Himalayas. With 10 itineraries on tap ranging from 11 to 23 days, travelers are sure to experience this stunning mountain range, whether from a stunning lodge in the foothills or high on a summit peak.
Khumbu Holidays. Four itineraries include Khumbu treks, ranging from the gentle 11-day Everest, Thyangboche & Sherpas to the 23-day Everest & Gokyo Lakes Circuit.
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