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Private Expeditions are experts in high altitude trekking and each year more and more people choose to trust their Himalaya trek to us.

And the most important reason they give us for choosing us is the great feedback we get consistently from our customers.

And the key to this great feedback is that we operate all our own treks, with our own dedicated guides and equipment to ensure everyone has the safest most enjoyable trip possible. If you book with us you hike with us.

On top of that we provide fantastic customer service from the very first time you contact us. Our team has trekked extensively in Nepal and can help you plan your trek so that you get the very best out of Nepal.  

And of course we are fully bonded members of ABTA which means you can book without any worries.

More than anything we like to talk to trekkers so please do call us and let us know what you would like to do.

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Our guide to the questions people ask when planning a trek in the Himalaya

  • Whichever route you choose to trek in the Himalaya the views are stunning and the whole experience is amazing so deciding between them is tough. For the Everest base camp trek though we have two favourites: the route via Gokyo Lakes that avoids most of the crowds on the classic route and the Island Peak extension for the ambitious trekker looking to bag a real Himalayan summit.

    If you are really short on time our heli-trek is a great option, you hike up to Everest base camp but then catch a helicopter back. It's a bit expensive for 2 people but not bad at all for 5.
  • Nepal catches the Indian Monsoon and this makes it impossible to trek in the Khumbu region for the period from June to August. The autumn and spring shoulders are lovely with generally warm and dry weather. Winter months are still OK for trekking but you really need your thermals when you reach higher altitudes.

    During the Monsoon season it is still great to trek the Annapurna circuit and the Manaslu circuit as most of the routes here are in a rain shadow and receive a lot less rainfall.
  • We offer open group treks to Everest base camp from as little as £ 999 per person and that includes airport transfers, your internal flights and a hotel before and after the climb. Private treks start from £1099 per person.

    Flights to Nepal vary in price during the year quite a lot but are generally around £600 from Europe. Our favourite airline for this trip is Qatar.
  • Every Western company we know only does the sales, marketing and administration themselves and then sub-contracts a local company to actually operate the treks. When we started our business we made the decision that whereever we offered trekking at high altitude we would always run the trek ourselves with guides we had picked and trained ourselves. This takes a lot of work but it is the only way we can ensure you always have the best experience possible.
  • We care about our guides and porters, care about the Himalaya and care about Nepal. Payments and conditions for guides and porters are critical as the cheapest treks are only possible by paying very low wages. We are members of the International Porters Protection Group and work to their recommendations. We also follow the principles of the Leave no trace organisation ensuring the Himalaya will be left unspoilt for future trekkers.
  • We are a fully bonded member of ABTA so all clients monies are protected by an insurance bond. As well as that we carry £5m of public liability insurance. We have never had to claim on this but the risk assessments our insurers require each year really keep us on out toes!

Book Your Trekking Adventure With Private Expeditions

Whether you want to take on the classic challenges like the Everest Base Camp trek and the Annapurna Circuit or hike elsewhere in the Himalaya we can help you arrange the trip of a lifetime.

And most importantly, where-ever you want to go we operate our own treks with our own guides who are hand-picked and trained by us to ensure they are amongst the most professional in Nepal. If you check this out you will find this is pretty unique. As we operate all our own treks and climbs we can give you all the information you need before your trek to ensure you're fully informed about what will be happening and when.

It also means we can give you great advice on planning an Everest base camp trek. We've got loads of useful information on our site, including advice on which are the best routes to hike Everest base camp and which are the best treks and climbs elsewhere in the Himalaya. There's also advice on when is the best time for Nepalese trekking covering everything about the weather and how busy you will find the trails.

And when you have decided which route you want to hike and when you want to go we have all the information you need to get yourself ready for the trek. This covers flights, visas and vaccinations and lots of other practical things. Finally when you are all prepared you can check out all the details about your trek including food, your lodges and your guides. So whether you want to do the Everest base camp trek for charity, for a specific celebration or just because it's there, we can help.

We appreciate that it is expensive to hike in the Himalaya but because we operate our own treks, we don't pay commission to any middle man and that makes us one of the most competitive operators. But if you find another operator, with a better price, offering everything that we do let us know and we will do our best to price match

Finally when you have finished your trek or climb there are lots of other great things to do in Nepal including cultural tours around Kathmandu and safaris in Chitwan. And If you have lots of energy left why not try whitewater rafting or mountain biking.

Whatever you would like just ask and we will arrange it.

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PE Blog What to pack and how to pack for trekking at high altitude : Part 3 : Using your waterproof bag.

What to pack and how to pack for trekking at high altitude : Part 3 Using your waterproof duffle Paul Deakin, Co founder of  Private Expeditions  continues to help you pack for your next high altitude trek , be it Everest, Kilimanjaro or  Machu Picchu, shows you how to use your waterproof duffle in the […]

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PE Blog Yoga and trekking: our guest expert shares her expertise.

After a lot of problems rehabilitating from injuries we finally stumbled on Fiona Adamson’s Sports Yoga website and signed up for some classes. Well, 6 months later the improvements have been quite amazing and we have gone from sceptics of yoga to huge converts. Check out what she has to say below and have a […]

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PE Blog What travel adapters do I need for Nepal?

There are 2 types of electrical sockets in Nepal  – type D which are old UK style (3 round pins) and type C  which are standard European style (2 round pins) – and are 220v, same as the UK. The type D socket is commonly found in India, so any adapter that is suitable for […]

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