My name is Paul Darlow. Having spent more than 12 months trekking, walking and climbing in Nepal I have fallen in love with the country, its people and its landscapes.
I can think of no place I would rather go for a walking holiday than Nepal. Before each trip I spend weeks scouring the internet, reading books, pouring over maps and talking to people on forums to find inspiration for my next trip.
And what a rich source of inspiration the country of Nepal provides!
From the Sherpa heartland of the Khumbu region with the ever-popular trip up to Everest Base Camp and the stunning viewpoints of Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri, to the mighty mountain of Makalu in the Makalu-Barun national park, to the treks in the Annapurna region near the peaceful lakeside retreat of Pokhara. Nepal truly does offer a trek for everyone, whatever their level of fitness and aspirations.
I personally started off with a trip to Nepal organised by Exodus Travels. This first trip (to climb Mera Peak) was so inspiring that I have been back many times since, although most subsequent trips have been organised independently.
I have put this site together to help you to understand the options available for trekking in Nepal, so that you can spend less time scouring the internet for information and more time looking forward to what will undoubtedly be a remarkable trip.
This website is organised into several sections:
1) Nepal Trekking Routes – summaries of each of the main trekking routes in Nepal, with route descriptions, highlights, key facts and information, photos and videos. The website currently contains information on the treks to and around Everest Base Camp (including the ascents of Mera Peak and Island Peak), Langtang, Helambu, Gosainkunda, Makalu, Annapurna Base Camp and the Tamang Heritage Trail. Over the coming weeks I will be adding sections on the Annapurna Circuit, Kangchengjunga and other areas – please come back soon to check for new sections.
2) Nepal Trekking Photos – some of my favourite photos of Nepal (taken by me on my various trips).
3) Nepal Trekking FAQs – things you need to know before booking a trip to Nepal, useful information to help you prepare for your trip and FAQs about trekking in Nepal.
4) Nepali Trekking Language – a few key words and phrases of the Nepali language to help you to communicate with the locals.
5) Things to do before you go – a checklist of things to do before you go, to make sure you make the most of your trip.
I hope you enjoy browsing this website and that you decide to go trekking in Nepal. If you go on one of these trips – please let me know how you get on!
If you have any questions or comments, please use the comments box at the bottom of this page and I will try to reply as quickly as possible.