Trekking in Nepal is definitely more adventurous than your average travel tour experience. It's definitely quite an active travel excursion and Nepal is well known amongst adventure enthusiasts and travelers all over the world as one of the ultimate destinations. 

Because of Mt. Everest, Nepal is a huge mountaineering destination but these treks below will show you that there is much more to see in Nepal besides just the mountains. There are crazy altitude changes, tons of cultural attractions (10 UNESCO heritage sites!) and endless plants and animals that you will never see anywhere else.

When visiting Nepal, you'll not only want to check out the trekking and mountaineering adventures, also make sure to go canyoning, rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, zip lines, skiing and jungle safaris. Get your adventure travel shoes ready for your trip to Nepal!

There are countless trekking companies that exist in Nepal but below are my top picks!

You can also find more reputable companies under the umbrella of the Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN). For more information about Nepal - the Nepal Tourism Board is a great resource

1. Asian Alpine Treks

Featured expedition: Gorkha Heritage Trek

A portion of the profits from this trekking companies is given back to benefit the people of the Gorka district of Nepal. This trek takes you through Gorkha, which is known as the cultural heartland of Nepal. You'll traverse around the capital Gorkha and around historical Ligligkot. 

What you'll experience on the Gorkha Heritage Trek:

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    Idyllic Nature Hikes
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    Cultural highlights and amazing views from Annapurna and Manaslu
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    Daytrips that are a good fit for newer hikers
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    Overnight stays with local families where you will truly experience Nepalese country life
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    Small, intimate Groups

Check out a sample itinerary

2. Lhasso Adventure

This company was established in 2010 and is run by trekking leaders who specialize in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India - all the areas of the Himalayas. They aim to keep all trips exciting yet safe and can also organize trips of all sizes. 

Activities that Lhasson Adventure features include: 

10% of all profits are shared with The Mother and Children Art Foundation

Some featured packages include: 

  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek (13 Days)
  • Everest Base Camp Trek (32 Days)
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek (17 Days)
  • Island Peak Expedition (20 Days)
  • Kathmandu-Chiwan-Lumbini-Pokhara Tour (11 Days)

3. Unique Adventure International

With Unique Adventure International you have access to an entire variety of experiences. Traverse across towering snow capped mountains and to the foothills of Mt. Everest. This company is the first to have Travel Planners as part o their full time staff.

They are ranked #9 out of 1100 trekking companies in Nepal. They have over 20 years of experience and featured highly trained, licensed guides that are fluent in English. They also feature expert porters and professional chefs to cook all your delicious food for you!

They have an extremely wide selection of tour selections available, 193 tours available in Nepal alone! They also specialize in Tibet, Bhutan, and India.

4. Adventure Himalayan Travels

This trekking company was established in 2011 and in addition to Nepal, Bhutan and India, it stands out because it also leads tours in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. They will take care of all your needs all the way from the flight booking to hotels and of course the tour itself.

Some of their best selling tours include:

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek (15 Days)
  • Everest Base Camp Trek (15 Days)
  • Lumba Samba Pass (19 Days)

They have a total of 98 trekking packages available.