Off the Beaten Track

“The Himalayan experience is exhilarating, rewarding and enriching!  Once is not enough is a gross under statement, here there are endless opportunities for discovery!” Extract from a Travellers Journal – The Original Responsible Traveller!

As part of our responsible ethic, we promote new areas and encourage travel to less developed and well known places in order to disperse the economic benefits and environmental impact of tourism. Therefore for every trip to a more frequently visited area, we also promote an “off the beaten track” destination. If you take any of the trips in this section, not only does the local community benefit from your visit, but you will also enjoy seeing less developed and more untouched areas.

There are a variety of trips to suit all tastes, including wilderness trekking, rural home stay hospitality, or those on a quest to explore the peaks of the Himalaya; this section brings you the less seen elements of Nepal. Again, they are listed in order of grading with the easier ones first.

Gurung Heritage Trails

Gurung Heritage Trails(12 days) Grade B

This NEW cultural trail is a wonderful low altitude option for those wishing to visit the “real” Nepal. With some great mountain views and family homestay experience in the land of the Gorkhas, this trip is a fabulous and highly affordable choice … more about our Gurung Heritage Trails trip >>

Tamang Heritage & Sacred Lakes

Ganesh Himal panorama(16 days) Grade B+

Tibetan Borderlands, Heritage Trails, Home Stays and Hot springs are just some of the treasures of this unique trip. This trek takes you along the Tamang Heritage Trails through the central part of the Nepal Himalaya and to the Tibetan borders passing through traditional villages where culture, and crafts have remained unchanged since settlement began … more about our Tamang Heritage & Sacred Lakes trip >>

Forbidden Lands of Mustang

Forbidden Lands of Mustang(18 days) Grade B/C

The mystical land of Mustang is a truly aspirational destination for many travel seekers. This itinerary takes you to Lo Mantang, the capital city and residence of the King. We take mountain flights to Jomsom before trekking into this Shangri-La … more about our Forbidden Lands of Mustang trip >>

Kopra Danda & Khayer Tal

Kopra Danda & Khayer Tal(16 days) Grade C

This great NEW trek takes you off the beaten track to untouched villages, high mountain pastures and complete mountain wilderness with superb views! A great opportunity to get away from the crowds and walk the path less trodden … more about our Kopra Danda & Khayer Tal trip >>

Naar & Phu Valleys & Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake(23 days) Grade C+

The hidden valleys of Naar and Phu, Tilicho Lake & Mesokanto Pass are the highlights of this alternative route on the Annapurna… This trek takes you to previously forbidden areas that have recently been opened up for restricted access. You are therefore going to destinations where few foreigners have set foot … more about our Naar & Phu Valleys & Tilicho Lake trip >>

Dolpa Wilderness

Lake in the Dolpo wilderness(20 days) Grade D

In the far north west of Nepal, Dolpa is a remote, fascinating and magnificent Shangri-La. This region is home to high mountain passes, the highest population of snow leopard residing in Shey Phoksundo National Park, and the Bhotiya people practising the ancient Bon Po religion that disappeared from Tibet in the 9th century … more about our Dolpa Wilderness trip >>

Kanchenjunga Base Camps

Kanchenjunga(25 days) Grade D

North and south base camps of Kanchenjunga, Limbu heritage trails and rich ecosystem. In the northeast of Nepal, under the shadows of Kanchenjunga – the world’s third highest peak – this National Park corners Nepal, Sikkim India and Tibet … more about our Kanchenjunga Base Camps trip >>

Dhaulagiri Circuit

Dhaulagiri(20 days) Grade D+

Dhaulagiri close up, French Pass, Hidden Valley and glacial crossings, this is a trek which requires crampon and ice axe experience. A challenge that is rewarded with 360 degree views of the Dhaulagiri I – V and a close up experience of the Dhalaugiri I massif … more about our Dhaulagiri Circuit trip >>

Mera Peak

The approach to Mera summit(22 days) Grade D+

Stunning views, high on altitude and wilderness camps, Mera Peak is a fabulous remote trek to the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The summit view is an amazing vista with Everest in front of you and views of five of the six highest mountains in the world … more about our Mera Peak trip >>

Comments (2)

  1. Purvee said:

    The responsible travelers is a great thing – particularly in a country where a lot of the other trekking agencies don’t seem to have a high regard for the environment. It is good to know that staff are well looked after and wear uniforms. The staff were excellent and key to our enjoyment of the trek. Rajendra was perfect as a guide in every way he thinks of everything, has all eventualities covered, a great sense of humour & patience

  2. Della Matheson said:

    Responsible Travellers is a good organisation and we are well pleased with our experience and your principles. The good natured and cheerful service was a real joy

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