Trekking in Nepal has to be the most exhilarating way to see and understand the country. Nepal has two very big attractions; its gentle yet hardy people and the world’s highest and most dramatic mountains. You travel as locals do – on foot and you are treated much more as a welcome visitor than as a tourist when you lodge overnight in traditional houses. For many the appeal of a Nepal trek is the complete escape from busy lives and the satisfaction of sitting around the fire with fellow trekkers at the end of a glorious day in the Himalayas.
Oyster Trekking is part of Oyster Worldwide and uses the same experienced team of staff both in the UK and overseas. This initiative has grown out of 10 years of trekking experience with our long term Oyster Worldwide volunteers. During this time our trekkers have praised the support, the guides and good organisation and we felt it was time to offer the opportunity to trek to a bigger audience.
We have worked closely with our well respected ground operator in Nepal for many years. They have been put to the test in a variety of situations over the years and have come out with flying colours. The aim of Oyster Trekking is to offer a first class trekking experience in Nepal at a competitive price.
Our Operations Manager, Jon Arnold, runs our treks in Nepal and is looking forward to working with you to organise your perfect trekking holiday in Nepal. You can contact Jon by calling +44 (0) 1892 771972 or emailing email@example.com.
Watch this space as we will soon be launching treks in Tanzania – a country we have been involved with for many years. This should nicely complement our Nepal trekking tours and provide you with an even better choice so you can find the perfect trekking holiday with Oyster.
Our promises to you:
A memorable trek to Everest Base Camp through forests of rhododendron and magnolia, following glaciers and rivers to reach unparalled views of the Himalayas.
During Everest Base Camp trekking you will explore Kathmandu before flying to Lukla for a 14…
GRADE: Easy: Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2000m/ 6500ft. There are always plenty of ups and downs and participants need to be reasonably active walkers to get full enjoyment from their experience. It is possible however to design “easier” three to four day treks with perhaps only three to four hours walking per day on request. This trek does not require any trekking experience and any enthusiastic person can enjoy such treks. Cultural experiences, mountain views and historic sites are the main focus of these trips.
GRADE: Moderate: Moderate trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 3000m/9840ft. These treks involve trekking for 5 to 10 days mostly on maintained trails. Expect plenty of steps! This kind of trekking often includes day excursions to higher elevations. It is good to have some past hill walking experience to fully enjoy the trek.
GRADE: Moderate to Strenuous: These treks are reasonably demanding and require good physical fitness. Trekking often takes place at altitudes up to 4000m/13000ft. with side trips to higher elevations. These treks are often walked on less defined trails and are in more remote locations away from habitation.
GRADE: Strenuous: These treks are of a demanding nature, requiring all participants to have high levels of physical fitness, be in excellent health and have previous experience of trekking. Participants must prepare for the trek well in advance and build up their fitness in order to avoid any problems during and be able to enjoy the trek. Trekking will be in remote areas with difficult conditions to contend with. Treks in these areas reach altitudes in excess of 5000m/18000ft.
We have always believed in the principle that small groups work best and therefore you will be trekking with a maximum of nine others (plus guides). By keeping groups small we can get to know all of our participants before and during your trip. You will also get real attention from our overseas staff – the guides and porters that will be trekking with you.
Small groups also have less impact on the environment and community that you will be visiting. We want all of our trekkers to be responsible trekkers and brief people to stick to paths, take rubbish with them and carry a refillable water bottle to reduce our impact on the environment.
Trekking has become one of the main sources of income for the remote Nepali villages along the routes. 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, ensuring good working conditions and a fair wage.
You will stay in simple but comfortable hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, as well as the best available lodges en route. In our experience, participants enjoy flexibility when choosing their meals. We therefore exclude most meals from the price so that you can eat according to your taste and budget. A budget of £13 per day should be ample.
If you would like to know more about Oyster Trekking or have any questions on either the destinations or the treks themselves, complete the form on the left and we will respond as soon as we can. Please indicate whether you would prefer to be contacted by telephone or email.