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.
Luxury Hotel Upgrades
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.
Langtang - 7 Day / 6 Night Trek
Day 1 - Drive to Shyabrubesi (1,550m/3,773ft)
Day 2 - Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,808ft)
Day 3 - Trek to Langtang Village (3,430m/11,253ft)
Day 4 - Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,696ft)
Day 5 - Trek to Kyanjin Ri (4,770m/15,650ft) and return to Lama Hotel
Day 6 - Back to Shyabrubesi
Day 7 - Return to Kathmandu
Gosain Kunda - 7 Day / 6 Night Trek
Day 1 - Drive to Dhunche (1,950m/6,397ft)
Day 2 - Trek to Thulo Shyabru (2,200m/7,217ft)
Day 3 - Trek to Shing Gompa (3,584m/11,758ft)
Day 4 - Trek to Gosain Kunda (4,381m/14,373ft)
Day 5 - Trek back to Shing Gompa
Day 6 - Trek back to Dhunche
Day 7 - Return to Kathmandu
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is one of the major draw cards in Nepal outside of the Himalayas. This World Heritage listed wildlife reserve protects over 932km² of wilderness and is home to a raft of different wildlife. While there you will have the opportunity to see one-horned rhinoceroses, monkeys and deer. 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.
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.
Trekking Option for Non-climbing Family and Friends
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. Please contact us for more information.
Additional Sherpa Support
We offer a service giving members the option to have their gear carried on ‘camp moving’ days, so all you have to carry is your jacket and water bottle and items required for the day. This option is popular with those who have difficulty recovering after a carrying a heavy load at altitude.
This option provides you with the assistance of a very experienced and dedicated Sherpa who will support you for the duration of the expedition above Base Camp. Your Personal Sherpa will climb with you each day while you are climbing on the mountain as your climbing partner and generally assist you throughout the expedition all the way to the summit. When on the mountain, you would share a tent with your Personal Sherpa and he would supervise cooking duties. Our Sherpa guides are very experienced with multiple Himalayan ascents under their belts, and are friendly and supportive companions along the way!
Personal Communications & Personal Tent on the 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. Contact us or see our specialty Film and Photo Services page for more information.