For us at Back Track Adventures, trekking is our way of life. We always prepare well and are dedicated to ensuring that our trekkers have the holiday of a lifetime. Our trekking itineraries are arranged so we can meet each day’s objective in a leisurely fashion.

Back Track Adventures has been trekking the remote, high altitude trails of Nepal since 1984. Proud of our history, we share a magical, enduring relationship with this beautiful country. Please join us to experience her mystery and majesty. Wander the streets of Kathmandu, marvel at the beauty of Mt Everest from Gokyo Lakes and Everest High Passes trek, get physically closer to Tibet on our new Manaslu Base Camp & Lakya La adventure or enjoy our  Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek.

We also provide some exciting Independent Trekking and Independent Tours, and Mountain Biking and White Water Rafting options, in addition to our Adventure Add-ons. Make the most of this beautiful destination and extend your stay in Nepal with any one or combination of these add-on experiences.

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes

Trek to 5,554m for close-up views of the world’s highest mountain, visit Everest Base Camp, experience authentic Sherpa culture, visit famous buddhist monasteries.

  • 23 days from Kathmandu:
  • 11 November – 03 December 2017
    • Land only from Kathmandu $4290
    • Additional cost for domestic flights $470
    • Single Supplement $390
    • Contact us for the BEST FLIGHT DEALS to Nepal

    11 November – 03 December 2018

    • Land only from Kathmandu $4290
    • Additional cost for domestic flights $500
    • Single Supplement $390
    • Contact us for the BEST FLIGHT DEALS to Nepal

Grade: Challenging

Everest High Passes

Everest High Passes

This Nepal trekking adventure includes many highlights from our classic Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes trek  with time to explore the Khumbu Valley, crossings of 5535m Kongma La, 5417m Renjo La and a visit to the remote Bhote Kosi Valley.

24 days from Kathmandu

15 April – 08 May 2018

  • Land only from Kathmandu $4490
  • Additional cost for domestic flights $500
  • Single Supplement $390
  • Contact us for the BEST FLIGHT DEALS to Nepal       

Grade: Challenging

 

Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Kanchenjunga Base Camp

New for Back Track in 2015, explore rarely trekked regions; walk alongside massive glaciers and cross ridges and high passes deep in the mountains. A pioneering spirit and sound fitness are required to enjoy this challenging trek.

27 days from Kathmandu

  • 14 October – 9 November 2017
  • Land only from Kathmandu $4590
  • Additional cost for domestic flights $560
  • Single Supplement $390
  • Contact us for the BEST FLIGHT DEALS to Nepal

Grade: Challenging

Manaslu Base Camp & Lakya La

NEW!  Manaslu  provides fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375m to 5100m, a diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures, and a trail that puts you physically closer to Tibet thank any other trek in Nepal. 

  • 21 October – 08 November 2018
  • Land only from Kathmandu $4350
  • Contact us for the BEST FLIGHT DEALS to Nepal

Grade: Challenging

 

Indpenedent Trekking in NepalIndependent Treks

Any date, any day, minimum 2 trekkers, lots of inclusions, lots of support.

If the departure dates for the Back Track group treks don’t suit you, or you wish to have a private trek, here’s a list of exciting alternatives.

 

Independent Tours

Extend your stay in this beautiful country and enjoy the very best Nepal has to offer outside of the grandeur of the Himalaya. From the heritage of Kathmandu to exploring the country’s boarder with India, we invite you indulge in some of our favourite Independent Tours available in Nepal.

 

Nepal Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

As offbeat as it gets, this trek reaches the maximum height of 3820 meters at Pang Sang Pass between Somdang and Tipling, and passes picturesque valleys in the Langtang and Ganesh Himal areas. We stay in people’s homes, in small lodges, and arrange a variety of local and modified local foods. One of the most memorable trips you will ever have. Guaranteed.

 

What water rafting in Nepal

White Water Rafting

Just three hours away from Kathmandu, the Bhote Kosi is without a doubt the most exciting thing you can do in Nepal without risking a social disease, and quite possibly one of the best two day rafting trips offered anywhere in the world.

 

Nepal Adventure Add-ons

Adventure Add-ons

Nepal offers more than just trekking. Here’s a short list of some exciting options to add on to your trek. Contact us for more information.

 

As well, a program for acclimatisation is built into each itinerary so everyone will have the maximum chance to acclimatise to the altitudes in which they are trekking. There is plenty of time to stop and take photographs, rest, or just have a cup of tea with the locals in a village tea house.

Our group size is limited to a maximum of 14 trekkers plus our Back Track trekking crew. Having only small groups ensures all trekkers are given maximum attention and assistance when required. Once booked, you will be issued with our comprehensive Pre Departure Information pack detailing your gear and clothing requirements and everything you need to know to ensure you are professionally prepared. In addition, you have access to a trekking expert at any time by calling us on our ‘1300’ Trekkers Assist line.

 

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Back Track Adventures has been leading trekking groups to Nepal since 1985. Our commitment to the tenets of responsible tourism is unwavering and we are deeply passionate about people and nature!

Keeping our passions close to our heart, we tailor make extraordinary trips to suit extraordinary people. Combine our well-designed trips with responsible travel practices and you have the most irresistible holiday package. We aim to exceed your expectations, with the utmost regard for your safety, minimising the impact on our environment and at the same time maximising contribution to the local economy.

We commenced our first Nepal treks in that year with 2 groups completing the then, just opened Annapurna Circuit which has now become one of the classic Nepal treks.

Back Track has for the last 30 years pioneered new remote trails and we are justifiably proud of our policy of continual research in new trekking areas. Our vast knowledge, our affection for Nepal and our deep commitment to seek the ultimate trekking experience has led us to develop new and exciting treks. Quality, not quantity is our policy when it comes to trekking.

We have a vast file of unique trekking opportunities to tempt you with in the years to come.
In this brochure we present the famous, Sherpa Lodge Style trek, Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes and a more challenging adventure – Everest High Passes.

WARNING: trekking in Nepal is seriously addictive. Your first trek with Back Track could lead to a lifetime love of travel and trekking in exotic locations.

So what is responsible tourism? In a nutshell it is a company’s commitment to ensure that their impact on the environment and the local culture is as low as possible, whilst helping to generate income and employment for the local people.

WHAT:  Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries where some of the top holiday destinations are amongst the poorest on the planet. These countries rely heavily on tourism but often the benefits bypass the needy and go straight back into the pockets of westerners. By using a company that is dedicated towards implementing responsible values you can succeed in having a positive impact on the destination you visit.

HOW:  As a traveller, you have an important role to play in travelling responsibly. Often travellers want to be responsible but are not aware of the issues and the appropriate codes of conduct. These guidelines we have provided are not intended be exhaustive but to highlight a number of issues and provide advice that will help you to:
1. Ensure your own personal safety.
2. Show respect to the local communities, customs and values.

If you are unsure or concerned about anything ask your travel consultant, tour leader, guide or local hosts and respect their advice at all times. They are experienced professionals and are there to ensure you enjoy your experience but not at the expense of others or the wildlife you have come to enjoy.

WATER:  Minimise your water usage by reporting dripping taps, never leave the tap running and turn off tightly after use. Think before requesting clean bath towels.

Never contaminate natural water sources with litter, chemicals or human waste. Remember this could be someone else’s drinking water.

ENERGY REDUCTION:  Take hot showers only when the water is heated by renewable energy sources. An average shower heated by a wood-burning stove contributes to the destruction of local forest.

When lodge trekking, order the same meal at the same time as other trekkers. The Nepalese national dish of dal bhat is a deliciously good option.

WASTE MANAGEMENT: Where possible remove all unnecessary packaging before you leave.

Trekkers leave behind approximately 100,000kg of water bottles per year. Plastic bottles CANNOT be recycled in Nepal. Instead use a canteen, iodine purification tablets, a Steripen or alternatively fill up at one of the drinking water stations for a small fee.

Pick up your litter as you would at home. Not only is it unsightly, it can be deadly to wild animals.

WILDLIFE: Do not buy souvenirs made from endangered species, like ivory; doing so will only encourage the trade.

CULTURAL:  Your trek leader, guide and/or local hosts will brief you on the cultural sensitivities specific to the area that you are visiting and how you can minimise potential negative impacts of your behaviour.

It is easy to appear an arrogant, rich foreigner in a small community, so be aware of the feelings of others. Learning even a little of the local language can help reduce these barriers.

Try to avoid extravagant displays of wealth. This can be an incitement to robbery, as well as accentuating the gap between rich and poor.

GENERAL ETIQUETTE:  On the whole the Nepalese are a relaxed nation, however, there are a few general etiquette points to be aware of.
• Pointing the soles of your feet at someone or touching someone’s head or cap is offensive
• Take off your shoes before entering someone’s home.
• Public displays of affection, such as kissing and hugging, are considered offensive
• Do not handle anybody else’s food, eat off another’s plate or drink from another’s glass

RELIGIOUS ETIQUETTE:  Always ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple, taking photos of the temple or its surroundings. Take off your shoes before entering and always pass a prayer wall on your right or walk around it in a clockwise direction.

DRESS CODE:  Many of the people of Kathmandu are becoming more westernised in the way that they dress; however many are still fairly conservative, especially in the villages. Dress as not to attract attention to yourself.

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Always be polite and respectful to local people by asking before taking their picture. If people seem reluctant or look away then don’t take the photo. When photographing children, ask for their parents’ consent first.
We strongly discourage payments being made for the privilege of taking a photograph, as this constitutes a form of begging.

DONATIONS & GIFTS:  The giving of money and sweets does not help in the long-term and only perpetuates an underlying problem. If you are able, make a donation to a local community development project in the area you have visited. Channel this through the trek leader or guide and it will go to the right hands and follow the correct process.

SOUVENIRS:  Buy locally made crafts and support local skills.

BARGAINING:  Bargaining for a lower price is often the accepted and expected custom, but don’t drive a hard bargain just for the sake of it.

FOOD:  Try the local food and specialties. Many rural areas are under threat from a reduction in the agricultural base. Eating locally produced goods helps the local farmers and economy.

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