Experience the sights of Kathmandu with a qualified English speaking guide. See some ancient temples nestled within the city, places that have remained the same for centuries. But don't just see them; get a valuable insight from a knowledgeable local guide. You will be amazed. Kathmandu has more surprises than you can imagine.
Upgrade to Luxury Hotels
Kathmandu has a wealth of accommodation options. On our standard expedition departure we stay at a good, western standard, mid-range hotel but if you feel you would like to upgrade to luxury style, we can assist with booking alternative hotels.
Just a few hours drive from Kathmandu is the beautiful Himalayan region of Langtang National Park. We offer two week long pre-acclimatisation trips to either the Langtang or Gosain Kunda lakes area. An ideal opportunity to pre-acclimatise prior to your Himalayan expedition. Contact our office for more detail.
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is one of the major draw cards in Nepal outside of the Himalayas themselves. This is a World Heritage listed wildlife reserve that protects over 932 square kilometres of wilderness that is home to a raft of different wildlife. While there you will have the opportunity to see one horned rhinoceroses, monkeys and deer, and if you are really lucky you might even see a Royal Bengal Tiger. Since you are in Nepal, why not stay a little longer and experience this gem. For more information check out our Chitwan page.
Pokhara and Tiger Mountain Lodge
Perched 1,000 feet above the Pokhara Valley with a spectacular Himalayan backdrop, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge provides a perfect haven, the essence of tranquillity. This side trip is ideal for guests pre- and post-expedition, or for those wishing to take day walks exploring local communities, bird-watching, gentle exercise, or just to relax in a typical Nepalese rural setting. For more information check out our Pokhara page.
Your family or friends may wish to join you on your Expedition but may not like the idea of actually climbing a mountain. We can arrange for them to accompany you on the trek to Base Camp and even spend some time with you there. Once you start climbing they will head back down valley with a guide. After their trek we can easily arrange a number of activities for them. Talk to your liaison if this is a possibility and we will discuss the options with you.
We are also able to offer Privately Guided Expeditions where you have the services of a top AC western guide as well as your own Sherpa support team to work exclusively with you on the expedition to ensure your needs are best met. AC have been fortunate to work with many privately guided groups over the years with exceptional results.
Additional Sherpa Support
If you feel you want additional Sherpa support to carry equipment for you then please contact the office to discuss pricing for this option. We can arrange for a personal Sherpa to carry for you throughout the expedition or for occasional carries where necessary. We are not in a position to arrange the employment of additional Sherpas once on the mountain, so if you think you may be interested please contact our office well in advance of the trip start date.
Personal Communications & Personal Tent on Mountain
You may also like to talk to us about other options such as personal communication systems (own BGAN satellite connection and laptop at Base Camp), or the provision of a personal tent on the mountain.
Film your Expedition
Have a cameraman join your expedition and document the entire thing! Choose from a variety of options for different budgets. You could have a full colour book and short film, or a full documentary for television. Your trip is the trip of a lifetime; why not keep it to show your friends and family
For more information on additional services, please contact our office.
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