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Nepal Trekking Expedition

Join Ocean Vertical in Nepal from November 2nd - November 15th 2024

About Us

We are passionate about the natural world and its beautiful wild places.

We have a deep respect and appreciation for the environment and a love for adventure and silent human-powered sports.

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Nepal Trekking Expedition – The Adventure of a Lifetime

Ocean Vertical’s Nepal trekking expedition is an incredible opportunity to experience Nepalese culture, to be immersed in the vastness of the Himalayas and to connect with locals and team mates alike.  

Over 14 days together we will experience the historical sights of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, before taking a spectacular flight over the Himalayas to the lakeside town of Pokhara, where we will begin our 8 day trek through the Mardi Himal. 

Customer Reviews

“Mollie & Stevie from Ocean Vertical have put together an incredible trekking experience in a location that has to be seen to be believed. They and their chosen guiding company (3 Sisters trekking) were so organised, and I came home with memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t think, book!”

Michael | 2023 Expedition Team Member

“If you’re on the fence about going to Nepal, get off it and book it now! I’d been on a paddleboarding adventure with Ocean Vertical, and they seemed like the perfect company to help fulfil this bucket list trip. I can’t imagine a better organised trip – Stevie and Mollie took care of everything – beyond flights to Kathmandu I really didn’t have to think about anything.

The hiking trek that they picked within Nepal was amazing, and not one I would have known to book if it wasn’t for them, and the three sisters guide company they used were something else – I think we all miss the guides and they were central to the success of the trip.

I honestly can’t recommend this trip enough – well planned, amazingly fun, and with a great group of people.

Get on the next one – you won’t regret it.”

Debbie | 2023 Expedition Team Member

“An absolute must for those with an appetite for an adventure, but nervous about risks and the unknown. Mollie and the brilliant team she built are perfectly placed to deliver that adventure of your lifetime with 100% of the moments to remember and none to forget!”

Zu | 2023 Expedition Team Member

“The Ocean Vertical expedition to Nepal was incredible. Every day was different, the food was delicious, the country is stunning and our guides from Three Sisters were so much fun and kept our spirits up each day! Stevie & Mollie were fantastic leaders and very passionate
about what they do which made the trip even more special. Look forward to going on another adventure with Ocean Vertical soon!”

Alison | 2023 Expedition Team Member

“It’s hard to pick out my favourite part of the expedition, but the sunrise walk to the Mardi Himal viewpoint was amazing – absolutely the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to – we were moved to tears!”

Caren | 2023 Expedition Team Member

“Mollie and Stevie were wonderful team leaders from Ocean Vertical. The calm experience of Mollie, shone through. Stevie’s technical knowledge of all thing’s mountains, was really reassuring. I know that they both were always there for the expedition members when we needed help, but in such a calm and relaxed way.”

Nerina | 2023 Expedition Team Member

“This professionally run, friendly expedition was satisfying on so many levels. It perfectly balanced a pleasantly strenuous hike, in the most awe-inspiring setting, with many wonderful cultural experiences.  We were close to nature and living simply for a week, it was cleansing and invigorating.”

Jane | 2023 Expedition Team Member

“The most amazing experience, one I will personally treasure and hold the memories dear.”

Beverley | 2023 Expedition Team Member

“I feel very lucky to have gone trekking in Nepal with such great hosts. The views were stunning, the achievement of getting up there felt fantastic, and we had enough time to really soak up the mountains and the culture.”

Paul | 2023 Expedition Team Member

What Makes Ocean Vertical’s Nepal Trekking Expedition Special?

  • The Himalayas – You will experience an incredible journey, off the beaten path and away from the crowds with stunning views of Himalayan giants. 
  • Connection – Our expedition will be co-led by 3 Sisters Trekking company who are pioneers in training and employing female trekking guides across the Himalayas. 
  • Unique – Your expedition will be led by highly experienced Ocean Vertical leaders with extensive experience in Nepal.
  • Culture – You will experience the historical sights of Nepal’s capital, the culture of remote Gurung Villages as well as learning from your trekking guides and assistants on their unique lives as some of Nepal’s only female trekking guides.
  • Logistics – Ocean Vertical will provide extensive pre-departure support and advice. Once in the country, all major expenses are included so you will spend very little money in Nepal.

Nepal Trekking Expedition – Three Sisters Trekking Company

Ocean Vertical’s Nepal trekking expedition 2024 will be co-led by our friends at 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking, based out of Pokhara Nepal. 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking are pioneers in training and employing female guides for treks across the Himalayas.

Since 1994, the three sisters, Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chhetri have worked to empower women in Nepal through their company 3 Sister Adventure Trekking, an organisation for women, by women.

In Nepalese society, women generally receive less education than men and are expected to follow a traditional lifestyle. In the early 90’s no one would have dreamed of Nepalese women guiding trekking expeditions in Nepal. The three sisters were pioneers in their field and through their guide training programme have now empowered over 2,000 women from all over Nepal. Many have become trekking guides and others have gained the confidence to find employment elsewhere..

“Our goal is to encourage our fellow Nepali sisters to become self-supportive, independent, decision-making women.”

We are proud to work with this inspiring organisation and can’t wait for you to meet our trekking guides to hear their inspiring stories first hand.

Trekking Expeditions to Nepal

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Trekking in the Annapurna region, Nepal.

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Machhapuchhare, a sacred, unclimbed mountain.

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Rowing boats on Pokhara Lake.

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Mollie Hughes with Lucky Chhetri, founder of 3 Sisters Trekking.

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The fish-tailed mountain, Machhapuchhare.

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The Mardi Himal Trek

Trip Overview

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Availability

2 Nov - 15 Nov 2024

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Duration

14 Days total with 8 Day Trek

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Difficulty

Challenging - Requires a Good Level of Fitness

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Language

English

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Meeting Point

Kathmandu Airport

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Minimum Age

18

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Total Trek Distance

76km Over 8 Days

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Maximum Elevation

4500 m / 14,760 ft

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Group Size

Maximum 14

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Minimum Number

8

What’s included (and not)

Included

  • Two Ocean Vertical Expedition Leaders including Mollie Hughes
  • Pre-departure support and advice from Ocean Vertical leaders
  • Local female guides from 3 Sisters Trekking
  • Local trekking assistants from 3 Sisters Trekking
  • Breakfast and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Three meals per day while trekking
  • Afternoon tea & snacks while on the trek
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation for the duration of the trek (2 persons per room)
  • Complimentary massage after the trek from Seeing Hands, a blind organisation
  • Free Ocean Vertical t-shirt

Not Included

  • International flights to / from Kathmandu
  • Nepalese Visa (15 days US$30 or 30 days US$50) available to obtain when you land at KTM airport.
  • Travel and trekking insurance which should include emergency rescue (OV to advise)
  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Personal clothing and equipment (Full packing list provided on booking)
  • Sorry - OV Discount Codes can't be used for this Expedition

What to bring with you - Comprehensive list issued upon request and booking. [[email protected]]

Pokhara - Nepal

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Adventure Activities Licensing Authority ASI Accredited School - Stand Up Paddle ASI Academy of Surfing Instructors NCC Promoting Safe Coasteering