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Nepal

Himalayan trekking with a difference

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Your own personal porter & guide

Having your own personal porter and guide means you ascend at a rate that is safe and suitable for you; no need to move at a group's pace. This gives you the best opportunity to acclimatise safely and develop a wonderful personal connection with people who look after you.

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Luxury trekking lodges

Nepal isn't all teahouses and camping. We offer stunning private lodges to enjoy before and after your trek. Also on the Everest trail we offer private lodges with a standard of comfort that makes the days and nights on the trail all that more enjoyable.

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on-demand trips tailored to your ability & age

We listen to what you want and tailor the trekking in Nepal to your ability and timeframes, giving you the experience you want, not what's easiest for us! We offer all the main trails in Nepal and vary the length of walking stages to suit your needs and budget. There are low-level village walks that also offer great scenery and culture for first-time visitors.

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Magical Mountain experiences & culture

Nepal treks are justly among the world's best. We have been sending groups here for many years into different trekking regions like Annapurna, Everest, Upper Mustang, Langtang, Helambu and Dolpo. The unique mountain cultures of Nepal make a trek here one of the finest walking experiences you will ever have!

Nepal trekking experts

Experience luxury and adventure amidst the World's greatest mountains

We have returned from our trip to Nepal and Bhutan having had a wonderful time. We want to thank RAW for making the trip happen​,​ the Upper Mustang was meant to be. We would certainly recommend Upper Mustang on anyone’s next adventure!

Anne & Mark Greaves (NSW)
October 2017

Travelling in Nepal really is a profoundly uplifting experience. It is one of the most beautiful and spiritual countries I have ever visited, and the Nepalese people are genuinely and unconditionally nice, welcoming, accommodating, happy and good spirited.

Samantha McCrow (VIC)
March 2018

As a solo trekker what impresses me most about going through RAW Travel is the confidence that everything is organised so well before I go that I don’t have to think about anything other than enjoying every step of the trek.

David Betheras (QLD)
March 2018

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Kathmandu

All our Nepal treks begin and end in Kathmandu. The thriving, colourful and oft-times chaotic capital of Nepal always ranks as a favourite with travellers. The impressive sites offer windows into the Buddhist and Hindu cultures of Nepal: Boudhanth Stupa, Swayumbunath Temple, Durbur  and Patan squares, the beautiful town of Bhaktapur and the Ghats of Pasupatinath.

Pokhara

Nepal's second city is the jumping-off point for trekking in the Annapurnas. It offers spectacular views of the distant towering Himalayan mountains and a chilled lakeside area, with plenty of cafes, shops and gear stores to equip yourself before heading off on your trek. Explore the lake by boat, walk up to the World Peace Pagoda, or take to the sky: Pokhara is one of the best places in the world to paraglide!

Upper Mustang

This magical region lies high on the Tibetan plateau along the border with China. It was known as The Forbidden Kingdom and its alluring mystique promises and delivers an amazing cultural journey as you trek towards the tiny capital of Lo Manthang. It is an arid high-altitude region best suited to those used to the more sparse comforts of Nepalese teahouse trekking but it is a unique travel experiences, providing a taste of what old Tibet was like.

Everest region

There's more to this region than the world's tallest mountain. Equally impressive is the vibrant Sherpa culture and the monasteries and villages strung along the Everest trail. The flight into Lukla ranks as one of the most thrilling and hair-raising flights you can take. Everything here lives up to its legendary reputation as the most dramatic of all Nepal trekking destinations. Luxury lodges offer a more comfortable alternative to the standard teahouses.

Annapurna region


Whatever your level of experience, this breathtaking Himalayan landscape offers something for everyone: from low-level village treks in the foothills to the famous circuit around the range, which is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 treks in the world. The short trek to Poon Hill is a good introduction, while more experienced walkers will love the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Luxury lodge

If you've always wanted to trek in Nepal but don't fancy the rigours of a high-altitude trek with teahouses then we have a great alternative: a mountaintop base outside Pokhara that offers superb views of the Annapurnas from the comfort of your balcony. The service and ambience are out of this world, and the easy day walks are a real treat. We also offer luxury lodges in the Everest region and a divine yoga centre in Pokhara.

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DESTINATION GUIDE - ESSENTIAL READING!

No collection of iconic world walks would be complete without the inclusion of Nepal; in our estimation, the ultimate mountain walking destination. We invite you to consider the extraordinary Himalayas for your next walking adventure.

While the image of Nepal is widely known, people often assume that a trek here might be way beyond their capabilities or entails Spartan standard of accommodation. Neither of which is necessarily true. We can arrange shorter private treks that are within the capabilities of most people in good health who enjoy hiking and hill walking at home.

One of the hallmarks of our Nepal trekking trips is that they are private, on-demand trips with your own personal guide and porters. You get individual attention and a focus on what is a safe rate of ascent for you.

Our luxurious Nepalese mountain lodges are a holiday in themselves and offer the chance to experience the mountains in comfort and relax at the end of your day’s trek with wonderful boutique accommodation.

Why are we your Nepal trekking experts?

We have almost 20 years' experience sending people to Nepal. We are passionate advocates for what this extraordinary country offers. Many of our staff have trekked in Nepal and RAW Travel owner, Dave, is up to his 17th trip! We have trekked all the most popular routes, and a few of the less popular ones, too, so we can give you realistic, first-hand advice.

On our trips you will have your own personal guide and porter team, so you can walk at a pace and level of acclimatisation that is suitable for you. All you need to carry is your daypack. We have some beautiful luxury lodges to either base yourself at or treat yourself after your trek. For every person that we send to Nepal we contribute towards sponsorship to the Nargajuna school of local children from impoverished mountain communities. Your visit will leave a positive impact on Nepal and we hope the country will have an equally positive impact on you!

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