A trek in the Himalayas is not just another adventure. I can't be. When you board on this flight with "Destination: Kathmandu" displayed on the screen, you know it's going to be special...
I began my passion for the mountains when I was a kid. I use to go support my father during his trail races in the French Alps and the Pyrénées. Then I saw the movie Himalaya. How could you possibly stay stone-faced, overlooking this sublime highland?
I dreamed about that trip for so long, it became more a fantasy than a true project in my mind. Then we booked our flight. KTM. For the adventure of a lifetime. Six incredible days on the roof of the world...
10 things that will make you pack & go trekking in the himalayas
Nepal is a small country, tucked between India and Tibet, high up in the Himalayas. Exploring the Nepalese Himalayas is an arresting experience full of life-changing moments. You'll see fat yaks, breathe thin air, see prayer flags flying in the wind and discover muscles you never know you had.
01. The insane beauty of the Himalayas nature
With the magnificent snowcapped mountains and its beautiful foothills, Nepal is a dream destination for nature lovers. No matter which trek you do, every morning, you will wake up on heavenly sceneries. And this splendid landscape will be your home for the next days to come. Prepare to be overwhelmed with emotion. Every. Single. Day.
02. The adventurous suspension bridges
You'll traverse long narrow suspension bridges in fantastic sceneries, crossing impressive raging torrents and wide rivers -and you'll feel like you the hero of one of these great adventure movies!
03. The challenging high peaks
04. The scrumptious Nepalese food
With its extensive use of spices and rich flavors, Nepalese cuisine possess a delicious and unique style of taste. It has a lot of South Asian influence but given the altitude and the climate, any food tastes infinitely better here than it would do in the plains. From the Momos to the classic Daal Bhaat Tarkari, prepare to be positively surprised...
05. The pristine serenity in the Himalayas
The Himalayas is a snowcapped mountain range that spans across five countries, including Nepal. It is immense, bounding spiritual beliefs and many stupas. All that, coupled with breathtaking panoramic mountain views, gives you the sense of being away from it all. More serene than ever.
06. The authenticity of the villages
Trekking in the Himalayas lodge-based will allow you to meet local people, to discover the life in the villages and to explore a whole different way of living. You will rediscover what is truly important in life.
07. The simplicity of life
Eat. Walk. Enjoy. Repeat. Life gets really simple in the mountains. Happiness, too. A hot shower. A piece of yak cheese. The Milky Way like you've never seen it before. That's all you want to be happy in the Himalayas. Simple.
08. The fat yaks in the backyard
This is just super cool. I mean, how often you'll have the opportunity to say "Honey, there's a yak sniffing your shoes in the garden!" in your lifetime? And that would be all your problems of the day!
09. The spiritual part of the journey
The people of Nepal are warm, friendly and extremely welcoming. Because of its multicultural society, there are a myriad of different dialects spoken, different cultures & religions. This is truly a fulfilling experience.
10. The best beer ever - THE EVEREST ONE!
There is no words to describe this feeling, when you reach the final stop of the trek. Mission accomplished. Dream realized. "Well... So that's it, it's finished, already?".