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Nepal is a land-locked country nestled in the laps of mighty Himalayan Range . Situated in southern Asia, the Tibetan Autonomous Region of People’s Republic of China borders Nepal in the north while Nepal shares its eastern, western and southern borders with India.

Nepali is the national language of Nepal . However, people in urban areas speak and understand English quiet well. People in the tourism industry also speak and understand selected international language like Chinese, Indian, French, Japanese, German, Spanish and others. Apart of these, there are hundreds of local dialects spoken by people from various ethnic groups.

Nestled in the laps of mighty Himalayan Range, Nepal has a moderate climatic condition throughout the year. Nepal has four major seasons, namely: (1) winter (December-February), (2) spring (march-May), (3) summer (June-August) and (4) autumn (September-November). Nepal can be visited all the year round.

People and Religion
Nepal is a secular state and it respects the practices and existence of different religions within its territory. Nepalese people are mainly divided into two distinct groups: the indo-Aryans and the Mongoloids (the kirants). The Hindu temples and Buddhist shrines are scattered all over the country. Nepal is the birthplaces of the lord Buddha, the herald of peace. Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and people of other religions live together here in perfect harmony.

Currency & Foreign exchange
Nepal banks notes comes in Rupees 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5 and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transaction are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in hotel, trekking agencies or travel agencies and for air tickets.

Political System
Nepal has been declared as a federal Democratic Republic by the first meeting of Constituent Assembly on May 28, 2008. Nepal practices multi-party system of Democracy with President as the Head of state and the Prime Minister enjoying executive power. Though Nepal has been declared a federal republic demarcation of federal states is yet to be done.

Nepal is a mountainous country and major portion of the world famous Himalayan Range lies in Nepal . Nepal is home to eight of the fourteen 8,000-meter peaks including the Mt. Everest . Other 8,000-meter peaks in Nepal are Kanchenjunga, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Lhotse . Apart from these Mountains, Nepal is home to hundreds for other beautiful and challenging peaks in the likes of Amadablam, Island , Mara, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar and others. A government of Nepal has opened 326 peaks for mountaineering and expeditions.

Visitor’s Trend
Nepal receives foreign visitors in the tunes five lakhs every year. The arrival figure in the country in 2007 crossed five lakhs for the first time. Most of the visitors come to Nepal for holiday/pleasure activities and to involve in trekking, mountaineering and other activities. Significant number of visitors comes for pilgrimage, official and business purpose. Apart from Katmandu valley, visitors prefer to visit pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and different trekking areas of the country including the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang regions.

Culture and Traditions
Nepal is a country rich in ancient culture and tradition. Nepal is home to over 60 ethnic groups and indigenous nationalities that have their distinct attire, culture, tradition and lifestyle. These communities speak more than 100 local dialects making Nepal a country of great cultural and ethnical diversities. People of Nepal celebrate different festival throughout the year. There is not a single day in Nepal ‘s calendar when colorful festivals are not celebrated. Various temples, monasteries and place of religious significance are found everywhere in Nepal .

Nepal is a country of great topographical diversities. The altitude in the country varies from less than 70m above sea level at kechana kalan of Jhapa to the world’s highest point 8,848m at the summit of Mt. Everest . This variation occurs at the distance of less than 300kms. Nepal is divided into three different religions as per altitude variations: Mountain, Hills and Terai. Nepal has three major river systems: Koshi, Gandaki and Karnali which all drain into the Bay of Bengal through the Ganges . Similarly, Nepal is home to little lakes of different sizes at the laps of Himalayas to the lowlands of Terai. Nepal is also home to Lake Tilicho , the lake in the highest altitude in the world.

Biological Diversity
Despite being a small country, Nepal has a great biological diversity. Nepal has gazette different national park and conservation areas to protect bio-diversity in those areas. Nepal is home to 167 pieces of mammals, 50 amphibian, 130 reptiles, 863 birds and more than 6000 pieces of plants among which about 245 pieces of plant are only found in Nepal . A total of 118 ecosystem, 75 vegetation and 35 forest types have been identified so far. Endangered animal spices like Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned rhinos, Red Panda and other are preserved in different protected areas of Nepal.

Our Team in Nepal:

Karma Sherpa, Founder

karmaKarma Sherpa is founder and operator of Sherpa Mountain Journey. He is trek and mountaineering expert for Nepal Himalayas. Karma was born in lower Everest region of Sotang-6, Solukhumbu, Nepal. He has impressive climbing records in different Himalayas of Nepal. He has climbed Mt. Everest (8848 m.) within 33 hours nonstop from Base Camp with Tapimara from India in 2009. He has summit Mt. Everest 5 times, Cho Oyu 3 times, Shisapangma 1 times, Baruntse 1 times, and Lakpa-ri 4 times. He has also summit most of the mountains of Europe.

He has lead hundreds of treks and climbing trips. He has also lead ‘Racing the Planet-2011 in Pokhara, Nepal. There were 230 participants from 34 different countries.

He speaks English, Dutch, Tibetan, Hindi, Nepali and Sherpa language fluently. He also enjoys to spent time for social work in remote Nepal.


Basic and Advance Mountaineering Training from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
Trekking Guide training from Nepal Academy of Travel & Hotel Management (NATHM)
First Aid Training from KEEP & TAAN.

Other Involvement:

Member – Everest Summiteers Association, Kathmandu
Member – Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
Life Member – Dharma Peak Sherpa Community
Project in-charge, Maruti Trust Medical Building Project (2014-2015)
Founder, Community -Health Post, Sotang-6, Talakharka, Solukhumbu, Nepal
Chairman-Sherpa Healthcare Nepal


Nepal: All Himalayan areas of Nepal.
Abroad: Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Netherland, Italy, , Luxemburg, China, Tibet, India, UAE etc.

Chhimi Sherpa
Ladies Trekking Guide

Chhimi Sherpa is our ladies trekking guide.

Nepal, and the regions of Everest in particular have become very commercialised experiences.

There are many teams that you can choose to trek with in Nepal. But be aware that most are commercial organisations interested in nothing but your money. Their 'budget treks' will be completed maximising their profit.

This is where URL, partnering with a local Nepalese company, (which is owned and run by the Sherpa people), can provide a far better and safer experience.

The Sherpa have a legendary history of trekking and climbing, they are renowned the world over for looking after clients needs and this is where we specialise. We put clients first, we want you to have the best trekking experience with world renowned guide and Multiple Everest Summiteer Karma Sherpa.

The business is family owned and relies heavily on word of mouth recommendation.

Uniquely, we are also focused on making a positive difference with all of our experiences. By using a local Sherpa owned trekking company we are able to give real benefit to the local communities and further support Karma Sherpa's Health Care Project - see tab 'Sherpa Healthcare Nepal'.

Come trek/ climb with us and enjoy a bespoke trekking experience one that will leave you loving the Sherpa lands and people.

The team are there to serve and look after your every need, be it diet, disability or special needs we can provide a bespoke trekking experience catering for all your needs.

Support the local Sherpa community, your trekking experience will assist the remote and local sherpa community.

All URL participants of any of our Nepal experiences will receive a commerative and unique Nepal Ultra Squad medal as depicted.

Sherpa Healthcare Nepal (SHN) is a non-profit and non-government social organization, which was established in 2012.

The purpose of the organization is to assist in the building of hospitals and run socially remote villages of the Solukhumbu District, sotang VDC (village development comittee).

This assistance helps over 2250 people in Sotang VDC, Solukhumbu. SHN operates from Talakhraksituated in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal.

It is only accessible one day or more by bus and 3 days walking from district headquater or after flying to Phaplu or lamidand from Kathmandu and 3 Days walk.

The organization’s initial focus is to provide better health care and medical facilities, and is registered with the district office in Kathmandu and it is also affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (Affiliated No. 36267).

So far approximately 340 patients have received free health treatment and medicine from the initial phase of the organization.

According to the objectives of the organization, it has provided appropriate health treatment services/facilities, through proficient experts, identifying the diseases of the disadvantaged group or community residing in the Himalayan sector.

Please consider raising more money for Sherpa Healthcare as part of your adventure:

Booking through Ultra Running Ltd, we can offer you discounts of up to 90% with funded charity places.

Your only upfront cost will be £300 to secure your booking, and then you commit to raising a set value for the charity – please message us for further information.

What is The Nepal Ultra Squad?

Ultra Running Limited, in conjunction with it’s global partners around the world has created the International Ultra Squads.

The Nepal Ultra Squad is a partnership between Ultra Running Limited and Karma Sherpa who is resident in Nepal.

Karma Sherpa

Karma, and his family, have a legendary history of trekking and climbing, they are renowned the world over for looking after clients needs and this is their speciality.

Always putting clients first, they want you to have the best trekking experience with world renowned guide and multiple Everest Summiteer Karma Sherpa.

Karma’s moto is – “We are here to serve and look after your every need, be it diet, disability or special needs we can provide a bespoke trekking experience catering for all your needs”.

Karma will ensure that all our clients make the most of the unique conditions that this location can offer you.

Remember – we can bespoke your adventure, so the below is just a sample to wet your appetite.

So, what’s on offer from the Nepal Ultra Squad?

Please click on the activity that interests you for more information.

  • Option 1 – Training camps & Challenges – all year round and created around you the customer, bespoke to your needs. We intend offering several Challenges which are all unique experiences in this amazing location. First available is The Annapurna Challenge.
  • Option 2 – Trekking – multiple locations available, Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region, Mustang Trek, Manasalu Round Trek, Maklalu Base Camp Trek, Rolwaling Trek.
  • Option 3 – Climbing – Everest Expedition, Amadablam Expedition, Saribung Expedition, Mera Peak, Lobuche Peak, Island Peak, Parchamo Peak, Chulu far east peak with Tilicho lake.

See tabs for more detailed information.

Everest Infographic

The Annapurna Challenge - Summary:
Duration – 10 days
Minimum group size – 4
Maximum altitude – 2,880m
Best time of year – Sep/Nov and Mar/May
Accommodation – Lodge


Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091m (26,545ft) Annapurna 1, thirteeen additional peaks over 7,000m (22,9709ft) and 16 more over 6,000m (19,690ft).

Annapurna I is tenth among Earth’s fourteen eight-thousanders. 8167 metre Dhaulagiri I rises 34 km to the west across the Kali Gandaki Gorge, considered Earth’s deepest canyon.

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means “full of food”, but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is “… the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess … the mother who feeds. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: This makes Annapurna a universal goddess … Her most popular shrine is located in Kashi, on the banks of the river Ganga.” Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth.

The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 km2 Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including the Annapurna Circuit.


The Annapurna Challenge is approximately 120 km long (74 miles)
Has approximately 3,950m of ascent and 3,670m of desent

Day 01:
Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Transfer to Hotel. Altitude 1,000m

Day 02:
Fly to Pokhara (910m) and drive to Birethanti to Hotel. Altitude 1,400m

Day 03:
Stage 1 of Annapurna Challenge – 23.3 km, from Birethanti to Ghorepani.
Altitude range between 1,600m and 2,880m.

Day 04:
Stage 2 of Annapurna Challenge – 23.5 km, from Ghorepani to Chhumrung. Altitude between 1,310m and 2,370m.

Day 05:
Stage 3 of Annapurna Challenge – 26.6 km from Chhumrung to Australian Camp. Altitude between 240m and 2,165m
Day 06:
Stage 4 of Annapurna Challenge – 34 km from Australian Camp to Pumdi. Altitude between 600m and 1,700m.

Day 07:
Stage 5 of Annapurna Challenge – 13.3 km from Pumdi to Pokhara. Altitude around 600m.

Day 08:
Relaxation and sight-see

Day 9:
Return Flight or Drive to Kathmandu

Day 10:
Departure home

Typical Food:

Provided – Breakfast will be similar to porridge, muesli, bread, coffee & tea. Evening meals will be similar to dhal bhat (a traditional Nepalise dish), noodles, fried rice, bread and sometimes pizza.

Water – free issue and you will need to bring your own water bottles or hydration back-pack.

What you need to bring – During the day you need to carry your own supply of provisions and a cooking stove.

Annapurna Challenge entry cost:

Please message us for latest date availability and prices.

In addition, if you commit to raising an agreed minimum target value for Sherpa Healthcare, you only pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £300.00

Please note:
The above Annapurna Challenge is based around an intermediate level runner. We would advise that group bookings consist of reasonably an equal level of running abilities. Our guide in Nepal will happily increase or decrease the demands of the challenge.

If you prefer to Trek that's fine too - we will bespoke the experience around your expectations.

The Rolwaling Challenge - Summary:
Duration – 19 days
Minimum group size – 2
Best Time – March/May – Sept/Nov
Accommodation – Lodge & Camping

The Rolwaling Challenge is a Trek through the Rolwaling valley, which extends east to west of the Gauri Shankar Massif (7134 m) and this trek through the Rolwaling valley is one of the truly “off-the-beaten-tracks”. Starting with a drive from Kathmandu to the village of Charikot. Passing through the Rolwaling valley and cross the TashiLapcha to the Khumbu valley. Returning to Kathmandu via the remote mountain airstrip of Lukla. The route can be reversed as well.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Upon your arrival in Kathmandu our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer to you to your Hotel.

Day 02: A free day in Kathmandu to make the final preparations for your trek or do some exploring on your own. We will be happy to arrange sight-seeing tours of the valley for you if you desire.

Day 03: Drive to Dolakha and trek to Ratomate Camp 2/30hrs walk.

Day 04: Ratomate Camp to Borney

Day 05: Boirney to Jagat

Day 06: Jagat to Simigaun (2600 m)

Day 07: Simigaun to Donang

Day 08: Donang to Beding to Na

Day 09: Explore the Na area. Trek to an altitude of 4185 m.

Day 10: Trek back to Donang.

Day 11: Donang to Simigoan.

Day 12: Simigoan to Jagat.

Day 13: Jagat to Bulung.

Day 14: Bulung to Chilanka.

Day 15: Chilanka to Bigu Gompa.

Day 16: Bigu Gompa to Tingsangla.

Day 17: Tingsangla to Barabishe then drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 18: This day is your free-time and can be used for sight-seeing around Kathmandu valley or a shopping day.

Day 19: Departure for your onward journey.

The Rolwaling Challenge entry cost:

Please message us for latest date availability and prices.

In addition, if you commit to raising an agreed minimum target value for Sherpa Healthcare, you only pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £300.00

The Everest Base Camp Challenge 1:

A direct approach to the foot of the world’s highest mountain – Mount Everest. A trek designed to get you real close-up to the ‘mother of all peaks’ Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world.

Mount Everest Base Camp has been a popular destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953. To reach this part of the Himalaya within a limited time, we have devised this two week trek to Everest Base Camp which runs directly to and from Lukla.

The Everest Base Camp trek, a very well known mountain trek, starts at the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers, the local Sherpa and expeditions en route to the mighty Mt. Everest. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it the kind of walk you will remember for a long, long time.
From Namche, we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first good views of Everest and then head towards Thyangboche Monastery, which is a 2 hour climb. The monastery sits at 3867m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf firs and rhododendrons. The monastery is structurally located on a ridge top with commanding views of the Everest landscape. The view from this spot, seen to best advantage in the morning, is absolutely mesmerizing and stunning and is rightly deemed to be one of the most magnificent in the world.

We then descend to the ImjaKhola and continue to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche before finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. We then follow the glacier, first to Lobuche, a vantage point for some spectacular views of the AmaDablam, Taweche and other peaks and then hike to GorakShep for a breather.

We also have the opportunity to ascend Kala Pattar [5554m] from where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and makes up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there. You soon realize it was absolutely worth it. This also includes fantastic views of the south west face of the colossal Mt. Everest.

We then trek down to Everest Base Camp at the foot of the Khumbu ice fall before finally making our way back down to Lukla.


Day 01 – Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02 – Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Day 03 – Flight to Lukla& trek to Phakding

Day 04 – Trek to Namche (3450m)

Day 05 – Rest day in Namche

Day 06 – Trek to Thyangboche (3864m)]

Day 07 – Trek to Pheriche (4252m)

Day 08 – Rest day in Pheriche

Day 09 – Trek to Lobuche (4930m)

Day 10 – Trek to GorakShep (5184m)

Day 11 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5357), back to GorakShep

Day 12 – Trek to Pangboche (3985m)

Day 13 – Trek to Namche (3450m)

Day 14 – Trek to Lukla (2900m)

Day 15 – Flight to Kathmandu

Day 16 – Depart Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Challenge 1 entry cost:

Please message us for latest date availability and prices.

In addition, if you commit to raising an agreed minimum target value for Sherpa Healthcare, you only pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £300.00

The Everest Base Camp Challenge 2:

Duration - 16 days
Minimum 2 people
Best time of year - March to May or September to December

Firstly the journey goes to the lakes of Gokyo, and then into the Khumbu Valley, heading to the South Base Camp of Everest.

Crossing the spectacular Cho La (5420m 17,782ft) into the Khumbu is an adventure in itself. We then retreat to the hilltop viewpoint of Kala Patthar for the best view of Everest. We will take a closer look at the spectacular Khumbu icefall (the climbing route to the South Col) the route taken on the first ascent in 1953.

This trek gives you the opportunity to experience the major highlights of the Everest region, including stunning Kala Pattar, Everest Base Camp, the amazing culture of Sherpa villages and awe inspiring Buddhist Monasteries along with a wonderful experience of climbing a peak on the roof of the world after a full fledge acclimatization program.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to lukla (2700m.) and trek to Phakding (2600 m.) 4 hrs and Overnight.

Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m).

Day 03: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Dole (3800m).

Day 05: Dole to Machermo (4410m).

Day 06: Rest day in Machermo.

Day 07: Machermo to Gokyo (4794m).

Day 08: Excursion to Gokyo Ri (5483m).

Day 09: Gokyo to Thagnag (4690m).

Day 10: Thagna to jongla (4928m)

Day 11: Jongla to Gorak Shep (5184m).evening kalapather sun set view

Day 12: Excursion to Everest B.C (5357m).beck labuche 4930M)

Day 13: Trek to dibuche (3,720m)

Day 14: Trek to monjo

Day 15: Trek to Lukla

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu

The Everest Base Camp Challenge 2 cost:

Please message us for latest date availability and prices.

In addition, if you commit to raising an agreed minimum target value for Sherpa Healthcare, you only pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £300.00

Everest (8848m) Expedition - a 60 day, once in a lifetime experience:

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world standing at an elevation of 29028ft. (8848m.) atop which the climbers feel as if they are standing over the cloud in the sky. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa first climbed this mountain on May 29, 1953, after a long relentless effort.

Everest Base camp is situated on the north of Khumbu glacier at a height of 18000ft. All the international Mt. Everest climbers assemble here during the starting and at the ending time of their climbing. Normally the climbing duration of this expedition lasts for 90 days. All the climbers who mass there at the base camp seem really busy with excitement for the preparation of their expedition to reach on the summit.

Some climbers climb this mountain on their own risk without any climbing Sherpa guide; and some climbers go with their own climbing Sherpa guide. Most of the teams carry own their on Internet, Satellite phone, Medical Doctor and rest of the modern requirement.

After the base camp, we have to cross crevasses, Seracs and ice block. Similarly we should face to the way up having Chunks of ice as large as our houses where we should used fixed ropes and aluminum ladders to climb ahead camp 1(6400m).

Camp 1: 20000ft. (6400m)
Camp 1 is situated in a flat area of endless snow deep crevasses and mountain walls. Because of the Sun’s reflection from this place we get warm and heating ambience at this place. In the night we listen the deep murmuring cracking sounds of crevasses beneath our tent. These are the areas where we have to walk to reach camp 2.

Camp 2. 21000ft. (6750m)
Camp 2 is situated at the height of the 21000ft, which is located at the foot of the icy mount Lhotse wall though where we have to go ahead. Weather is here is good but bad clouds roll in from the low range of the Himalayan valleys to the bottom of our camp two. But wind here sometimes seems very violent enough to destroy our tents. After climbing these palaces we reach camp 3.

Camp 3. 22300ft. (7100m)
Camp 3 is located at the height of 22300ft, adjoining to mount Lhotse wall. After climbing the 4000ft. Lhotse wall by using fixed rope and with prior acclimatization it leads us to camp 4. Also on the way we have to ascend the steep allow bands (lose, down -slopping and rotten limestone). From their crossing short snowfield the route moves ahead up the Geneva Spur to the east before finishing the flats of the south col. (Another wells name meaning Saddle of pass). Oxygen should probably be use above base camp 3 in case of needed to the climbers.

Camp 4. 26000ft (8,400m)
Now we are at camp 4 which located at the height of 26000ft. It is the last camp of the Expedition. From here summit is about 500m, distance far. This is the final and dangerous part of the climbing. This place is besieged by ferocious and violent winds. The normal best way to reach the summit is via the narrow South – East Ridge and it precedes the South Summits 28710ft. From here the way is easy to reach at the summit of the Everest 29028ft; and late Sir Edmund Hillary and l Tenzing Norge Sherpa used this route in 1953.


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Preparing expedition for Everest-hotel
Day 03: Briefing in tourism department – hotel
Day 04: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding –lodge
Day 05: Phakding-Namche Bazaar3440m.lodge
Day 06: Acclimatization day – day hiking -lodge
Day 07: Namche – Thyanboche 3800m. – lodge
Day 08: Thyanboche-Pheriche 4243m. lodge
Day 09: Pheriche to Lobuche 4930meters lodge
Day 10: Lobuche – Everest B. C. 5360m. – camp
Day 11 – 55: Climbing Everest 8848m.
Day 56: Everest base camp to Pheriche lodge
Day 57: Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazaar lodge
Day 58: Trek Namche – Lukla 2800meter lodge
Day 59: Fly Kathmandu- transfer to hotel-hotel
Day 60: Transfer to airport for final departure

The Everest Expedition cost:

Please message us for latest date availability and prices.

In addition, if you commit to raising an agreed minimum target value for Sherpa Healthcare, you only pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £1,000.00

Duration - 22 Days, minimum of two people.

Maximum Altitude - 5,545m

Best times: March-May and Sept -November.


The Everest High Pass Trek is a well known trek in the Everest Region for its world’s glorious and highest mountain Mount Everest.

The Everest region is also a piece of heaven on Earth for trekkers and it has four of world’s 14 highest peaks i.e, Everest, Lhotse, Kanchanjunga, Cho-yu and other mountains.

The region is one of the most popular trekking area though slightly more difficult to get to. This is also the home of the famous Sherpa people (well known for their climbing stamina and courage).

To get this wonderful place, one can fly to Lukla from Kathmandu or get bus to Jiri and phaplu, the second choice is for those who want to do a classic trek and best way to acclimatize as well. Gokyo and the Everest Base Camp are the two trekking routes where many people like to go.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01. Arrival Kathmandu and drop to hotel.

Day 02. Kathmandu-Lukla- Phakding (2600m)

Day 03. Phakding- Namche (3440) – 5hrs

Day 04. Rest day (Hike to Khumjung village), 4 hrs round trip

Day 05. Namche-Tyangboche 3860m - 5hrs

Day 06. Tyangboche-Dengboche 4320m - 5 hrs.

Day 07. Rest day in Dengboche

Day 08. Dengboche- Chhukung 4700m, 3 hrs

Day 09. Chukkung- Khongma la base camp 5100, 3-4 hrs

Day 10. Khangma la base camp-Khongma la pass 5535m to lobuche 4930, 6 hrs

Day 11. Lobuche-Gorekshep 5170 3 hrs

Day 12. Gorekshep-trek to Kalapather (5545m) and Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep

Day 13. Gorakshep trek to Dzongla 4900m, 6 hrs.

Day 14. Dzongla-Chola pass (5420m)-Thangna 4700m, 7hrs

Day 15. Thangna -Gokyo 4700- 3 hrs

Day 16. Rest day

Day 17. Gokyo- Lungde 4300 over the renzo-la pass 5338- 7-8 hrs

Day 18. lungde- Thame 3800- 4 hrs

Day 19. Thame- Monju 6 hrs

Day 20. Monju – Lukla

Day 21. Lukla fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 22. Departure to your onward destination.

The Everest High Pass Experience cost:

Please message us for latest date availability and prices.

In addition, if you commit to raising an agreed minimum target value for Sherpa Healthcare, you only pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £300.00

The Makalu Trek Challenge:

The Makalu Trek Challenge follows the trial in Makalu Region.

Makalu, the world’s third highest peak, is situated in the high heart of the eastern Himalayas which radiate seven valleys. The Barun Valley treasures some of the last remaining pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal. From its bottom the Himalaya rise to the snow capped tip of the Makalu peak which is 8,463 m high within a 40 km distance. Within this wide range of altitude it contains one of the most diverse packets of the plants and animals.

Apart from this The Makalu-Barun National park and Conservation Area also lies in the foothills of the Makalu peak where different ethnic groups such as Rai, Sherpa and Shingsawa farmers live, and preserve the unique biodiversity of the place.

The Makalu-Barun area is little known to most tourists due to its relative inaccessibility. But those few hundred trekkers and mountaineers who visit each year come away with an unforgettable experience.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar by plane and drive to Num

Day 03: Num – Seduwa

Day 04: Seduwa – TashiGaon

Day 05: Tashi Gaon – Khugma

Day 06: Rest day at Khugma

Day 07: Khugma – Mumbuk

Day 08: Mumbuk – yangle Kharka

Day 09: Yangle Kharka – lengmale

Day 10: lengmale – Makalu base camp

Day 11: Makalu base camp Excursion

Day 12: Back to yangle Kharka

Day 13: Yengle Kharka – Mumbuk

Day 14: Mumbuk – Khugma

Day 15: Khugma – Tashi Gaon

Day 16: Tashi Gaon – Num

Day 17: Drive to Tumlingtar

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 19: Departure

The Makalu Trek Challenge entry cost:

Please message us for latest date availability and prices.

In addition, if you commit to raising an agreed minimum target value for Sherpa Healthcare, you only pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £300.00

The Langtang Ganjala-Pass Challenge:

This Trek begins at Dhunche and ends at Melamchi Bazaar. We make our way following the Langtang River to the east until we reach to Kyanjing Gompa (3049m). Kyanjing Gompa is surrounded by Mt. Langtang Lirung (7245m) on the west, Yala peak on the north, Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Urkeinmang (6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979) and Kangchenpo on the northeast. There are a small Buddhist monastery and a cheese factory started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance in Kyanjing Gompa. A spectacular view of Langtang Lirung can be achieved during the pass cross. The highest point of this trek is Ganja-La Pass (5106m). On the very pass of Ganja-La, the last few 100m trail is precarious so we use a rope for safety and the utmost care is necessary.

In Langtang, the people from Tibetan origin live, but they introduce themselves as Tamang or Gurung.

Leaving the Ganja-La Pass, the trail takes you to Melamchigaon and Tarkeghyang. We meet Sherpa people here but they have got a different relationship with those of people from Solu Khumbu. The dialects spoken are also different but they also follow the Buddhist religion so we find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages. Along the way, we meet another Sherpa town called Tarkeghyang, which bears its own story. Tarkeghyang means “100 horses” & was taken from the name of a temple established in 1727 by a Lama (Buddhist monk) who was called on by the king of Kathmandu (Kantipur) to stop an epidemic. The Lama asked for 100 horses, which he brought here, as a reward The local temple that was rebuilt in 1969 is designed in the Bhutanese style.


Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Dhunche

Day 03: Trek to Syabru Village

Day 04: Syabru Village to Lama Hotel

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang

Day 06: Langtang to Kyanjing Gompa

Day 07-08: Rest days in Kyanjing Gompa valley (hike to Kyanjing-Ri,Tserko-Ri (5033m): Acclimatization and excursion

Day 09: Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang

Day 10: Ngegang to Ganja-La Pass (5106m) to Keldang

Day 11: Keldang to Dukpu

Day 12: Dukpu to Tarkeghyang

Day 13: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang

Day 14: Sermathang to Melamchi Bazzar

Day 15: Drive from Melamchi Bazzar to Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure to your onward destination.

The Langtang Ganjala-Pass Challenge entry cost:

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In addition, if you commit to raising an agreed minimum target value for Sherpa Healthcare, you only pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £300.00

The Chomolhari Challenge

The Chomolhari Challenge is a moderate trek, for ardent trekkers who aim to explore the best of Bhutan.

On starting your trek from Drugyal dzong, the trail passes through a high area with beautiful glacial valleys, verdant vegetation, rugged peaks, Chomolhari’s glacier and pristine village settlements en route to Shana, Soi Thangthangkha, Jangothang, Dumzo, Thombu Shong and back to Drugyal dzong.

Dominating views of Chomolhari (7320 m), Jichu Drake (6900m) and Tshrim Khang provide perfect backdrop during the journey. You get plenty of time to acclimatize prior to trekking and in between the trek. You even get to explore Takstang Monastery on foot and nearby cultural heritages.

This 11-day trek rewards you with an invaluable insight into the real Bhutan whose ancient culture still remains intact untouched by modernization.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro by Druk Air.

Day 2: Hike to Taktsang monastery.

Day 3: Drive from Drugyel Dzong to Shana.

Day 4: Trek from Shana to Soi Thangthangkha.

Day 5: Trek from Soi to Jangothang.

Day 6: A rest day at Jangothang.

Day 7: Trek from Jangothang to Dumzo.

Day 8: Trek from Dhumzo to Thombu Shong.

Day 9: Trek from Thombu Shong to Shana Zam.

Day 10: Trek from Shana Zam to Drugyel Dzong and drive to Paro.

Day 11: Departure.

The Chomolhari Challenge cost:

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In addition, if you commit to raising an agreed minimum target value for Sherpa Healthcare, you only pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £300.00

The Nepal Culture & Village Experience:

This experience offers a tour of the Traditional Culture and the Villages of the Everest region.

The Nepal Culture & Village Experience is an outstanding trek to explore Sherpa traditional culture, villages and Chiwang monasteries and to sample the incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people.

You will be driven from Kathmandu to Bhandar and trek slowly through a Sherpa traditional village. One of the most beautiful areas and one still largely off the tourist route is that of Pikey peak (4070m), a very special mountain in that it is considered the protector of the Golla region. Golla is a small Sherpa village of about 40 houses scattered over the slope of Peekye 3060m, and dominated by a range of snow-capped mountains: Gaurishankar, Karylung, Numbur and Katanga.

The months of March and April are a wonderful time to visit the area. The forests then show off their rhododendrons, magnolias, wild orchids and edelweiss. At this time of year too, a great Sherpa festival takes place: the Dumje, for which, different families take turns each year in bearing the cost of the celebrations. This is a good opportunity to see the monks dancing sacred dances (cham) in the monastery courtyards and to enjoy the famous Sherpa hospitality.

For those who like deep blue skies, snow and the mountain climate, autumn and winter are the best seasons to come. At the end of October or beginning of November a great festival Mani Rimdu takes place in Chiwong monastery in which the monks perform the sacred dance over a period of several days.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Patan
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence.

There will be a guided tour to the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath and after that to the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- Pashupatinath. We take a tour to Patan or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. We walk through Patan Durbar Square, and delight in the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Bhandar (2190m) via Jiri / 9hrs drive
The road goes through hills. When the weather is good, there are beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains. We will reached Jiri after 6 hrs drive from Kathmandu. Jiri is the centre of Dolakha district and is inhabited mainly by the Jirels, an ethnic community. We will reached to Bhandar after 3 hrs drive on rough road from Jiri.

Day 4: Bhandar/ Changma to Namkhile (2320m) / 4 hrs
The trail goes down and after 1 hr one arrives at the LikhuKhola, a river forming the boundary to Solu-Khumbu district and Sagarmatha zone. On the other side of the river, a good climb of 3 hrs leads to Namkhile, from where it is possible to see fine views of Numbur Himal.

Day 5: Namkhile to Golla (2980m) / 2 hrs
From Namkhile , the path is a hard 2-hour climb through a forest of pines and rhododendrons. Golla is a typical Sherpa village, whose inhabitants are mainly farmers. Each household has some cows, and dzom (a cross between a yak and cow).

Day 6: Rest day in Golla Village
A stay in the village provides an opportunity to experience the daily life of the people. You can enjoy delicious Sherpa food. Visit the 3 main monasteries of this village and a school run by Peekye Hill social organization. In spring season there will be a Dhumje Mask dance festival. Spring season is also a heavenly time to trek in this area.

Day 7: Golla to Ngaur (3350m) / 4hrs
A 4 hr walk through a forest full of rhododendrons leads to the hamlet of Ngaur, situated on the top of a hill. From here, the view towards Gaurishankar and DudhKundaHimal is spectacular. Ngaur has six houses and a small monastery. Fifteen minutes from there is a cheese factory, where one can taste and buy cheese made from nak (female yak) and dzom’s milk.

Day 8: Ngaur to Chamdingma (3510m)
The trail goes through the pasture land where Sherpas from the Golla area pass the summer with their cattle. The snow capped mountains can be seen again.

Day 9: Chandingma – top of Peekye (4065m) – Chandingma
From the top of Peekye, one can see Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and some smaller peaks and at night the lights of Kathmandu valley is visible.

Day 10: Chandingma to Junbesi (2670m)
A 3 hr descent leads to JasaWarnyang, a pass at about 3,800m. From there, one climbs 2 hrs through pasture land with a good view of Peekye before arriving at Pambuk La, another pass (4000m).After going down 2 hrs through a pine and rhododendron forest, one arrives in Takur, a sherpa village. Half an hour later and you are in the beautiful village of Junbesi.

Day 11: Junbesi to ThubtenCholing Monastery to Junbesi
ThubtenCholing Monastery was founded by Trulshi Rinpoche, a high Nyingmapa Lama, after he left Tibet in 1959, following the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Trulshi Rinpoche is one of the most important lamas of the Sherpa people. Five hundred monks and nuns are currently living in ThubtenCholing.

Day 12: Junbesi to Chiwong monastery
Chiwong Monastery is a Nyingmapa monastery built in 1929.The monastery is famous for its sacred dance festival, the Mani Rimdu, which lasts for 3 days and takes place in the 10th Tibetan month (November-December). The aim of Mani Rimdu is to expel negative forces. During the festival, the Sherpas fromSolu- Khumbu gather in the courtyard of the monastery. It is an occasion for them not only to witness the ceremony, to make offerings and to earn merit for their next life, but also to meet friends and enjoy good food and drink.

Day 13: Chiwong monastery to Phaplu
Phaplu is a small Sherpa town with an airport and a hospital, the latter built by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
Fly 30 minutes from Phaplu to Kathmandu.

Day 15: Depart Kathmandu
Departure or free for further short tours such as game drive at National parks, do some wild-water rafting, a Tibet tour or even mountain biking etc.

The Nepal Culture & Village Experience cost:

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In addition, if you commit to raising an agreed minimum target value for Sherpa Healthcare, you only pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £300.00

The Best of Nepal:

If the "Challenges" seem a little strenuous, check out the exciting itinerary below;

Day 01 Kathmandu:
Assistance upon arrival and transfer to hotel
Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities
Overnight at hotel

Day 02 Kathmandu:
(Option: Early morning transfer to domestic airport for mountain flight to experience Everest)
Return to hotel for breakfast
Morning visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath
Afternoon visit of Patan Durbar Square
Overnight at hotel

Day 03 Kathmandu / Raft / Chitwan:
Breakfast at hotel
Drive to Majhimtar (02 ½ hours-raft starting point)
Rafting from Majhimtar to Kurintar (03 hours raft), hot lunch will be served upon completion of raft.
Continue drive from Kurintar to Chitwan National Park (1 ½ hours drive)
Jungle activities and overnight at lodge

Day 04 Chitwan:
Breakfast at hotel
Full day jungle related activites such as elephant back safari, canoe ride/jungle drive, bird watching/nature walk etc.
Overnight at jungle lodge

Day 05 Chitwan / Pokhara:
Early morning jungle activities
Breakfast at lodge
Drive to Pokhara (04 ½ hours drive)
Afternoon visit of lake side and boatride on Phewa lake
Overnight at hotel

Day 06 Pokhara / Muktinath:
Early morning breakfast at hotel
Drive to airport and fly to Jomsom (20 minutes breathtaking flight surpassing himalaya)
Trek to Muktinath – holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists
Overnight at teahouse lodge at Muktinath

Day 07 Muktinath / Jomsom:
Breakfast at lodge
Downhill trek to Jomsom
Overnight at tea house lodge at Jomsom

Day 08 Jomsom / Pokhara / Kathmandu:
Breakfast at hotel
Fly to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu (20 minutes flight and 06 hours drive)
Transfer to hotel and overnight

Day 09 Kathmandu:
Breakfast at hotel
Morning visit of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
Afternoon visit of Bhaktapur
Overnight at hotel

Day 10 Kathmandu:
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to international airport for final departure

The Best of Nepal cost:

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In addition, if you commit to raising an agreed minimum target value for Sherpa Healthcare, you only pay a one-off non-refundable fee of £300.00

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The events consist or running, or trekking, or walking, or sight-seeing.

All customers will receive a bespoke medal on behalf of The Nepal Ultra Squad to commemorate their experience.

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Cancellation by the participant:
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Entrants must exercise their own experience and judgement regarding their ability, equipment and preparedness to cope with the prevailing elements before they commence.


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Anyone who is in good health and mentally prepared can take part in most of our Nepal Experiences. Some Experiences however are more strenuous and entail many days at higher altitude. Contact URL if you require advice in order to make a suitable trek selection.
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