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Adventura Expeditions is a trekking and expedition company established in 2002, that specialise in sustainable and culturally immersive trips to take you to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world: whether it be within the British Isles, Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Italian Dolomites or to the high Himalayas of Nepal: where we have our Adventura Foundation NGO.

We offer guided high level mountain walks, via ferrata, refuge to refuge and Himalayan guided routes, including Everest Base Camp, maximising each day for all ages, schools, disadvantaged children, child carers and our more able clients. You don't need to be an athlete, just a love of mountains and a certain degree of hill walking fitness will do.

We are offering three treks this year, two to Everest Base Camp (EBC), Annapurna base Camp (ABC) and Mera Peak: the highest treatable peak in Nepal.

The first is 16 day, Kathmandu to Lukla from where we trek to EBC and Kalapatar and back to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu.

The second is the same as the first but instead of flying out from Lukla we carry on down for 3 days to the very remote and unspoilt area of Sotang where we have our Adventura Foundation helping 2,000 people with school buildings, sanitation, water and electric supply after the devastating earthquake of 2015: (adventure.foundation) We will stay in the main village for 3 days before making our way down to Phaplu to fly back to Kathmandu, making this a 26 day trip.

A donation is made to the Adventura Foundation for every client that treks with us in Nepal.

Please email info@adventuraexpeditions.com for booking information.

This trek begins with an “eye opening” flight to Lukla at 2800 metres. The trek passes through the picturesque Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar to Gorakshep culminating in the ascent of Kalapattar (5545m) from where classic views of Everest and its surrounding peaks are visible. Most of the trek is spent above altitudes of 3000m in the Khumbu and Imja valleys whose skylines are dominated by the massive peaks of the Eastern Himalayas.

Although this trek is a short trek (unless you take the extended trek to Sotang!), by Nepal standards, there will be plenty of time to enjoy the culture of the Sherpas, visit ancient monasteries and learn how Lamaistic Buddhism influences Sherpa Life. Stop at any of the numerous tea houses, sip a glass of sweetened tea or Chang (millet beer) and get a taste of the hospitality unique to the Sherpas. Beautiful, multi-hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately carved Mani stones line every hilltop, rock wall and trail side singing prayers to the gods with every breeze and every passing traveller.

The mountains can be seen from Kalapattar (5545m) are Mt. Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m) and Nuptse (7861m). Changtse (7543m) in Tibet is also visible from this summit. We also get a good panoramic view of Amadablam (6812m), Taboche (Tawoche 6495) and Kusum Kanguru (6370m), from a completely different angle.

  • Ascend to Everest Base Camp (5360m) with our Mountain Guide, Sherpa, our own high altitude Expedition Medic and our expedition crew, acclimatising safely on our way
  • Climb to Kala Pattar (5545m) giving the best view of Everest, Lhotse, Nupste and surrounding peaks from close up
  • 16 days in Nepal: October 6 to 21, 2018
  • 11 nights/12 days trek on full board basis
  • See the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Everest and the other major mountains of the Himalayas
  • Unique culture and traditions of the Nepali and Sherpa people
  • Monasteries
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Unforgettable experience of the flight to and from Lukla
  • Flora and Fauna

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1370m), met by an Adventura Expeditions member and transferred to Hotel

Day 2: Preparation day in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and then trek to Monjo (2840m)
Distance 10km, Ascend 258m, Descend 218m, Duration 5/6 hrs

Early morning flight to Lukla which was built with the help of Sir Edmond Hillary and his friends to service the Everest Region when he began his work of building schools and hospitals for the Sherpa people. Here you will meet the rest of the Adventura Expedition crew then start the trek to Monjo. This follows the Dudhkoshi River the whole day. The trail has many slight ups and downs.

Lunch will be served on the way at Phakding – Dinner and overnight at Lodge in Monjo.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Distance 4.5km, Ascend 559m, Descend 50m, Duration 3/4 hrs

After breakfast, the trek starts with slight ups and down following the same river for an hour and then the trek starts stiffer ascents until we reach Namche Bazaar, the next lodge. Namche Bazaar is the gateway of the whole Khumbu region – their are trekking shops, internet services, laundry services and even a bakery available.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar

Today, there is the option of staying in the lodge and hanging around the market town or hike up to Everest View Hotel (3800m) and Khumjung village (3790m) – a 4 hour round trip, depending on your physical condition. Overnight at same Lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Distance 7km, Ascend 610m, Descend 207m, Duration 4/5 hrs

After breakfast, we start to trek steeply uphill on stone staircases for about 20 minutes from where the trail is flatter. We will have several hide and seek opportunities on the mountain with the great views of Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Peak38, Amadablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusumkanguru, Kwangde, Khumbila and Tawache within 360 degrees. We drop down to the river bank where we have our lunch and then we have climb to Tengboche. Tengboche is one of the holiest places in the Khumbu Everest region with the biggest monastery. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4360m)
Distance 8.5km, Ascend 396m, Descend 65m, Duration 4/5 hrs

After breakfast, the walk starts gently downhill until Dibuche village (a nunnery). Walking on the flat for about 20 minutes takes us to a bridge across Imja River. We then trek all the way to Pheriche passing through Pangboche and Somare village. Pheriche is the windiest valley and it has the High Altitude clinic. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Pheriche

We can hike around the Dingboche village or just relax at the Lodge depending on our physical fitness. In the afternoon, it is worthwhile to visiting the clinic where the specialists give a lecture about High Altitude. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4930m)
Distance 9km, Ascend 570m, Descend 0m, Duration 4/5 hrs

We follow the glacial moraine on a flat trail for about one hour when we reach the Changrima glacier, all the way uphill until the Duglah Pass. This is a very moving memorial place to many mountaineers and sherpas who have lost their lives on the mountains in the Khumbu region. The trail then goes gently uphill until Lobuche. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) then carry on to Everest Base Camp (5360m) after lunch and back to Gorakshep for overnight stay
Distance 10km, Ascend 435m, Descend 185m, Duration 6/7 hrs

After breakfast, we follow the moraine all the way gently uphill to Gorakshep. We cross the Changrima glacier before lunch at Gorakshep. We then carry on to Everest Base Camp, all gradually uphill and then retrace our steps back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

Day 11: Early morning excursion to Kala Pattar (5545m) and back to Gorakshep and trek back to Pheriche after breakfast
Distance 13km, Ascend 365m, Descend 1185m, Duration 6/7 hrs

Early in the morning we start to climb the mountain Kala Pattar (5545m) to see the sunrise as it is one of the best vantage points for viewing Everest and the surrounding peaks up close. Trek back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then trek back to Pheriche. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 12: Back to Namche BazaarDistance 15.5km, Ascend 272m, Descend 1006m, Duration 6/7 hrs

We trek all the way back to Namche Bazaar with an overnight at Lodge.

Day 13: Back to Lukla
Distance 14.5km, Ascend 268m, Descend 817m, Duration 6/7 hrs

After breakfast, trek back to Lukla following the entire Dudhkoshi valley. Overnight at Lodge

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 15: Independent or guided sightseeing (see below) in Kathmandu

Day 16: Final departure for home

Please email info@adventuraexpeditions.com for booking information.

This trek carries on from the EBC trek and instead of flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla, carries on to Sotang where we have our Adventura Foundation. This is a new trekking route that we are opening up and an opportunity to see this part of the Solukhumbu region as it was hundreds of years ago.

  • Ascend to Everest Base Camp with our Mountain Guide, Sherpa, our own high altitude Expedition Medic and our expedition crew, acclimatising safely on our way
  • Climb to Kalapattar (5545m) giving the best view of Everest, Lhotse, Nupste and surrounding peaks from close up
  • 3 days in Sotang with the Adventura Foundation
  • 25 days in Nepal: October 6 to 31, 2018
  • 21 nights/19 days trek on full board basis with 3 days in Sotang

Day 14: Lukla to Puiyan (2730m)
Distance about 8km, Ascend 440m, Descend 510m, Duration 4 hrs

The trail drops down to Surke (2290m) through a forest. We cross a bridge over a small stream and then start climbing all the way until Chheubaas, and then there is a little flatter part for about one hour to Puiyan, where we are going to overnight at the altitude of 2730m.

Day 15: Trek to Kharikhola (2010m)
Distance about 9km, Ascend 110m, Descend 830m, Duration 5 hrs

The day starts with a fairly flat and gradual uphill until we reach Thamkharka (2840m) and then we trek downhill until the bottom of Bupsa danda and then flat and gentle up to Kharikhola, where we overnight.

Day 16: Trek to Waku (1650m)
Distance about 14km, Ascend 100m, Descend 360m, Duration 5/6 hrs

Today we have mostly flat gradual up and gentle downhill trekking for the whole day. We pass through village of Wapsa on a wide slope, which has the inhabitants of Khaling Rai and Magar. They are the tribes of Nepal and Magar are very famous British military regiments. We have a long day but not too steep ascents and descents. From Waku onwards, we have basic places and food for overnight stays until we reach Nele and Phaplu, but you have opportunity of to observe the real lifestyle of Nepal and the standards of the people from remote area. You will feel you are in the middle of a couple of centuries ago where people are living more happily with less.

Day 17: Trek to Sotang (1582m)
Distance about 12km, Ascend 489m, Descend 550m, Duration 6/7 hrs

The day starts with a downhill trek until the riverbank of Ingkhu river, one of tributaries of Dudhkoshi. Then, we climb all the way up to the edge of Sotang village. We will walk on the flat for another one and half hours to Sivataar, where we overnight.

Day 18/19/20: Sotang (1582m)

Meet the wonderful people of Sotang, including school children, teachers and orphans. get involved with various projects if you wish.

Day 21: trek to Budidanda (1600m)
Distance about 11km, Ascend 600m, Descend 582m, Duration 6/7 hrs

The day starts with a fairly flat track, where we have an option to drive back to Phaplu. The trail drops down to the bank of Dodhkoshi, then we have steep up (600m) to Budidanda where you may get the chance to take on the locals at .

Day 22: Trek to Nele (2154m)
Distance about 12km, Ascend 554m, Descend 90m, Duration 6/7 hrs

A long gradual uphill walk until Jhoreni then flat and gradual down with fairly flat at the end to Nele Bazzar.

Day 23: Trek to Phaplu (2414m)
Distance about 15km, Ascend 259m, Descend m, Duration hrs

All the way on a drivable track. You may see our friendly taxi with whom we got gloriously stuck in 2016.

Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 25: Independent or guided sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 26: Final departure for home

  • All airport transfers in Kathmandu on private vehicles
  • Four nights accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B Basis
  • Airport transfers between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Trek on full board basis as per the itinerary – three meals of your choice, accommodation and hot drinks
  • One English speaking guide including all his meals, daily wages, insurance and transportation
  • Assistant guide/guides for big groups above 5 people. One assistant guide for the group of 5 people including all their meals, daily wages, insurances and transportation
  • Sufficient porters who we call crew members, including all their meals, daily wages, insurances. One porter between two people
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fees
  • TIMS fees
  • Medical supplies and insurance for your helpers and guide
  • International return airfare to Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa, which is payable once you land
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Main meals in Kathmandu
  • Mineral water, bar bills and electronic devices charging costs (which are limited)
  • Emergency evacuation if needed
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Travelers insurance to include emergency evacuation from EBC as well
  • Tips to your guides, porters and drivers (Tipping is not mandatory but it is customary in Nepal)

Please email info@adventuraexpeditions.com for booking information.

Among the trekking peaks in Nepal, Mera Peak (6461m) is the highest in altitude. Although it is the highest it is the easiest to climb as it has less technical climbing. However, you need the technical skills and be very physically fit to climb it. It is the most exciting and scenically very beautiful trekking peak, located on the edge of the Khumbu region. You have chances of viewing the world's stunning 8000 metre mountains: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho-Oyu from the summit as well as many 7000m peaks. Our Mera Peak climbing itinerary has been carefully designed to allow gradual acclimatisation. The trek in is through the Hinku valley which has beautiful forests and mountains along the way.

A donation is made to the Adventura Foundation for every client that treks with us in Nepal.

Please email info@adventuraexpeditions.com for booking information.

This trek begins with an “eye opening” flight to Lukla at 2800 metres. Trek highlights include reaching the top of the majestic Mera peak, officially the highest of trekking peak in Nepal, where you find yourself looking down and towards many magnificent natural Nepali landscapes. You will have a direct view of the southern face of the Everest from here. Moreover, you have the chance of seeing the rarest glances of the watershed area of Khumbu, the wild and heavily wooded valleys Hinku and Hongu from this heavenly place. In this route to the Mera Peak, you will experience the rarest chance of venturing through little visited and as yet a completely unspoilt region of Nepal where the hillsides still remain densely forested.

As you set to trek towards Mera Peak you will ascend above 21,000 feet and look down on the whole earth. You will be walking through Hongu and Hinku valleys which have remained uninhabited although the Kharkas which are places for cattle grazing in the Upper Hinku basin where Sherpa from the South, near Pangkoma are occasionally seen grazing their cattle during the grass growing monsoon season. As you pass through the upper Hongu basin, you will walk through a mountainous wilderness. You will also walk through some beautiful forests, massive moraines, glacial lakes and spectacular peaks that include Charmlang and Baruntse as well as up the Charpate Himal Glacier.

  • Ascend to Mera Peak summit (6461m) with our Mountain Guide, Sherpa and our expedition crew, acclimatising safely on our way
  • 20 days in Nepal: 21 May to 10 June 2018 & 28 October to 17 November 2018
  • 14 nights/15 days trek on full board basis
  • Unique culture and traditions of the Nepali and Sherpa people
  • Unforgettable experience of the flight to and from Lukla
  • Flora and Fauna

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1370m), met by an Adventura Expeditions member and transferred to overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Pre-trip meeting and trek preparation day. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Paiya (2730m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 04:Paiya to Pangkoma (2850m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 05: Pangkoma to Shibuche (2745m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 06: Shibuche to Chetrakhola (3150m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 07: Chetrakhola to Kothe (3600m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 08: Kothe to Thangnak (4,350m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 09: Acclimatization Day: Hiking to Charpate Himal Glacier or skill training for climbing. Overnight at Lodge

Day 10: Thangnak to Khare (5,045m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 11: Acclimatization and technical skill training. Overnight at Lodge

Day 12: Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m). Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 13: Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m). Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 14: Mera High Camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,461m) and back to Khare (5045m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 15: Khare to Kothe (3600m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 16: Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4300m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 17: Thulikharka to Lukla via Zatrwa la (4610m). Overnight at Lodge

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 19: Independent sightseeing and shopping. Overnight at Hotel

Day 20: Final departure

The cost of the trek includes:

  • All airport transfers in Kathmandu on private vehicles
  • Four nights accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B Basis
  • Airport transfers between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • Trek on full board basis as per the itinerary – three meals of your choice, accommodation and hot drinks
  • Mera Peak camping (3 meals and accommodation at tented camp) as per the itinerary
  • Peak climbing permit
  • All trekking permits
  • Sufficient climbing guides and crew (including all costs for the salaries/equipments/insurances/foods)
  • English speaking guide for trekking
  • Communal climbing equipment
  • All kitchen equipments and tents/mattresses during peak climbing
  • International return airfare to Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa, which is payable once you land
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment
  • Main meals in Kathmandu
  • Mineral water, cold drinks, bar bills, hot showers and electronic devices charging costs (which are limited)
  • Emergency evacuation if needed
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Travelers insurance to include emergency evacuation if needed
  • Tips to your guides, porters and drivers (Tipping is not mandatory but it is customary in Nepal)

Please email info@adventuraexpeditions.com for booking information.

  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • One English speaking licensed sightseeing guide
  • Entry permits of the Heritage places Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhnath
  • Transportation on private A/C vehicle during the sightseeing. You will be picked up from the Hotel and drop you at Hotel at the end of the day.

A donation is made to the Adventura Foundation for every client that treks with us in Nepal.

Please email info@adventuraexpeditions.com for booking information.

  • 15 days in Nepal November 2018
  • Full board according to the itinerary
  • Climb Pun hill, which has the best view point to see the whole of the Annapurna range, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri range, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Barah shikhar, Manaslu and Lamjung all from one point
  • 11 nights/12 days trek on full board basis
  • Trek to Annapurna Base Camp called the Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Unique culture of Gurung, Magar and Thakali
  • Three nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara
  • Lake city of Pokhara
  • Great, tidy lodges with wonderful views of the mountains
  • Visits to historical, heritage places, and the culture of the cities
  • Flora and Fauna

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1370m), met by an Adventura Expeditions member and transferred to Hotel

Day 2: Preparation day in Kathmandu and sightseeing.

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and then trek to Ulleri (2073m)
Flying time 25 minutes/Driving distance 42km (1.5hrs)/Walking distance 13km, Duration 5/6hrs

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)
Walking distance 8km, Duration 4/5hrs

Day 05: Early excursion to Punhill – then trek to Chuile (2475m)
Walking distance 14 km, Duration 6/7hrs

Climb Pun hill, which has the best view point to see the whole of the Annapurna range, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri range, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Barah shikhar, Manaslu and Lamjung all from one point.

Day 06:Chuile to Chhomrong (2140m)
Walking distance 6.4km, Duration 4/5hrs

Day 07:Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m)
Walking distance 9.2km, Duration 5/6hrs

Day 08: Dovan to Machhapuchhare Base Camp MBC (3700m)
Walking distance 8.5km, Duration 5/6hrs

After breakfast the trek starts with a gentle uphill and then a level walk.

Day 09:MBC to Annapurna Base Camp ABC (4130m)
Walking distance 3km, Duration 2/3hrs

A gentle uphill climb all day until we reach Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 10:Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2400m)
Walking distance 13.5km, Duration 6/7hrs

We wake up early in the morning for a spectacular sunrise. After breakfast, retrace steps back to Bamboo.

Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring)
Walking distance 10km, Duration5/6hrs

Enjoy the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda.

Day 12: Trek to Siwai (1250m) and drive to Pokhara
Walking distance 7.7km, Duration 4/5hrs/Driving distance- 50km, Duration 2.5hrs

Day 13: Explore Pokhara

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel

Day 15: Final departure for home

  • All airport transfers in Kathmandu and in Pokhara on private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at hotel on B&B Basis and twin share basis
  • Two nights’ accommodation in Pokhara at hotel in B&B Basis and twin share basis
  • One day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu including all transportation and entry fees to the heritage places.
  • One day sightseeing in Pokhara including all transportations
  • Airfares Kathmandu to Pokhara/Pokhara to Kathmandu for you and your guide
  • Ground surface transportation between Pokhara to trek start/end points
  • Nine nights/ten days trek on full board basis. Three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) will be provided with hot drinks (tea/coffee/hot chocolate) and respectively, accommodation will be provided at Lodge
  • One English speaking guide
  • Assistant guide/guides above 5 people. One assistant guide for the group of five people.
  • One porter between two people
  • Insurance of the porters/guides
  • ACAP entry fees
  • TIMS fees
  • Medical supplies and insurance for your helpers and guide
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa (US$40 for one month)
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Main meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Mineral water and electronic devices charging costs
  • Emergency evacuation if needed
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Travelers insurance
  • Tips to your guides/porters/drivers (Tipping is not mandatory but it is customary in Nepal)

Via Ferrata

Cortina d’Ampezzo Italy

A Via Ferrata (Iron Way), is a fixed protection climbing path, generally a wire rope secured to the rock every few metres, sometimes supplemented by pegs or ladders, mostly found in the Dolomites mountain range in north eastern Italy. A Via Ferrata may be horizontal, vertical or a combination and can involve ascent and descent. The location we use of Cortina d’Ampezzo is fantastic, the refuge sits 1000m above the town of Cortina with panoramic views of the mountains.
We have a highly qualified team of Via Ferrata instructors. Our mountaineering training officer, set up the UK's only two Via Ferrata in the Lake District. Each day’s route/activity is logged with the refuge and the Carabinieri (Mountain Police) for safety. We have extensive knowledge of the surrounding area and permissions - having spent 6 seasons there, this allows us, for example, to get closer to the via ferrata negating a long walk in/out.
We also have:
• Italian language provision.
• safety management protocols
• guides are expedition first aid trained and carry two way radios
More information on equipment, experience, insurance and an itinery example will follow for this 2018 season shortly. We will be producing blogs for groups and schools and a web gallery along with a dvd/slideshow presentation.

UK mountaineering adventura

Adventura Expeditions' Mountain Leader Mal has specially selected guided walks or expeditions including camping to Snowdonia, The Lake District, the Cairngorms & all upland areas in the UK.
We can tailor make a short break, guided day walk or holiday in the UK. Families, groups or individuals are all welcome. We can arrange high quality accommodation, bed and breakfasts or a campsite depending on your needs (and budget!).
Please call us on 07866 722931 for more information.