A Tale of Two Treks

Ray Baker has recently completed two Himalayan Treks, one in Nepal and one in Sikkim, India. Here, he reflects on both treks – how they are similar and how they are different. They were the best of times, they were my two most recent Himalayan treks, one in Nepal and the other in Sikkim. They both give tremendous views of the third highest mountain on earth, Kanchenjunga, 8586m (pictured above). […]

The Diary of a Kokoda Trekker

by Prue Barker Prue decided to accept the challenge—personally and physically—and take on the Kokoda Track. Prue kept a diary on her trekking days and is proud to cross the finish line with Team 6 in 2017. Day 1: Thurs 20 April 2017  Left Lamana @ 15:30 Arr Owers’ Corner @ 16:50 (dept 35 mins later) Arr Goldie River @19:00 Great start to our trek. It was raining when we left POM and all […]

Walk the West Highland Way, Scotland: independent from $750pp*

Like a good walk? Well you can discover Scotland’s spectacular landscape on the West Highland Way – the best and most popular long-distance trail in Scotland. Towering mountains, tranquil lochs and rushing rivers reward you with a unique and ever-changing landscape as you journey 155km (96 miles) from Milngavie (Glasgow) to Fort William. Pass by whisky distilleries, the charming rural village of Loch Lomond, and the Trossachs National Park, with […]

Manaslu Base Camp & Lakya La

Manaslu provides fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375m to 5100m, a diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures, and a trail that puts one physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal. This area has always seen relatively few trekkers when compared to the more popular regions of the Annapurna and the Khumbu, partly because of the greater logistics required. The quiet trails and simple villages, together with […]

New! Manaslu circuit

Manaslu provides fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375m to 5300m, a diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures, and a trail that puts one physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal. This area has always seen relatively few trekkers when compared to the more popular regions of the Annapurna and the Khumbu, partly because of the greater logistics required. The quiet trails and simple villages, together […]

Trekking

At Back Track Adventures ‘trekking’ is our middle name. We have been trekking the globe for over 33 years. Our leaders have trekked everywhere from Nepal to Kokoda, and if they are not trekking, they are training for a trek. Find out more about our locations and challenge yourself! We also do private group tours. Come with us … it’s a big world out there and we would be delighted […]

Everest region

  Everest Monastery Trek – 7 Days: This short but exhilarating trek will give you a close look at the Buddhist monasteries Sherpa culture of the Everest region. Visit the amazing villages of Namche, Thyangboche and Khumjung, enjoy spectacular mountain scenery and experience the warm hospitality of Sherpa people. If you time is limited and you can’t trek as far as Everest Base Camp you’ll still have numerous opportunities to view […]

Manaslu region trek

Around Manaslu Trek – 16 Days: Manaslu provides fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375m to 5300m, a diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures, and a trail that puts one physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal. This area has always seen relatively few trekkers when compared to the more popular regions of the Annapurna and the Khumbu, partly because of the greater logistics required. The quiet […]

Rolwaling region trek

Endangered Glacier of Tso Rolpa – 9 Days: This trek is a unique product for cultural study and exploring natural beauty plus various wonders of biodiversity and landscapes. Mountains like Tschobuche, Ramding and Kangnachhogu are some the peaks that attract climbers besides having great views of Gaurishankar. Tso Rolpa Glacier Lake has been always attracted researchers and tourists for its beauty and measuring the impact of climate change. Rolwaling and Gaurishankar […]

Chitwan region

Chepang Hill Trek, 5 days – potentially one of Nepal’s most unique treks, developed as recently as November 2005 and off the beaten trek, this easy to moderate trek will take you through the Nepal foothills into the Chitwan National Park. This is the area where a very small ethnic group in Nepal, the Chepangs, live. These treks were developed to promote their culture and their livelihood. Designed in the […]

Langtang region

The region north of Kathmandu offers a multitude of trekking possibilities, all accessible without flights. The major areas are Langtang, Gosainkund and Helambu, which can be combined in many different ways to make treks lasting from seven to 16 days. Langtang treks offer an experience not found elsewhere. The trails are challenging with long, steep climbs and descents, often through deep forests or across glacial mountain views and interesting villages […]

The Annapurna region

The Annapurna region located in Central Nepal is one of the most geographically and culturally diverse regions for trekking in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) working along with the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation has declared this region an area of conservation and sustainable development. Stretched over 2600 square kilometres, the area is home to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures: Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, […]