Slow Trekking in Nepal in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang region for peoples of all ages. Facebook

Trekking with Teresa

Welcome to Nepal Trekking !

Welcome to my website. I have now been doing this wonderful work in Nepal for sixteen years. We have formed great bonds of friendship with the people who take care of us. Lodge operators, porters, drivers or travel agents. We are in safe hands wherever we go.

Life is returning to normal after the earthquake two years ago. Dorje, one of our best, has done great work with funds raised by you, the customers. Thank you.

Fishtail in cloud

We have always had some great itineraries although this year I am trying a few new ideas. Jeeping up into the easier region of the Anapurna for example and trekking the lower foothills of the Solu region. It does not always have to be so tough!

Still, Nepal is a developing country, with all that implies. The upside is that the people are often unspoiled, with traditional values that can be positively inspiring.

Boy with MomI have tried to make some more achievable treks for people of just average fitness. Shorter days, longer lunches and more breaks. We will each have our own individual porter, properly clothed, paid and insured. You do not have to keep up with the lead walkers all the time.

More generous luggage allowances on many international flights means that you could 'top up' your bag with used clothing for our staff and their families, or donate them to the kids at Bright Future with which I am involved in Kathmandu. You will surely get to meet these kids. I am also involved to some extent with the Dreamland Computer School, the Ketiko Sewing Company and Pattale Health Clinic. Some folks come early or stay late to volunteer with these Organisations. I have had customers from 8 to over 80 years of age. Does this sound like something you could do?

We trek in the Anapurna Conservation Area Project and the Sagamartha National Park and try to be mindful of environmental issues, favouring lodges with fuel stoves and solar hot water. We try not to use plastic bottled water unless we have to. Our guys carry just one rucksack each, up to 16 kg. You carry just your daypack.

 

Our Next Major Public Treks

Nepali LadyOct 20 - Nov 6: Easier Muktinath Jeeping up through the toughest foothills and then trekking the upper reaches of the Kali Gandaki valley. Transport alternative available most days. Shared Jeep/local bus/pony. Cost is $3550, which covers EVERYTHING.

Nov 8 - 22: Solu District Trek. I am still working on a precise itinerary but a rough outline has been settled. 14 nights, 4 in Kathmandu, Jeep in and fly out of Phaphlu. This trek has not such high altitudes and not such rough terrain. Includes Pike Peak, rural farming communities and spectacular views. 5 people keen so far. Cost should be around $2450 (Aust).

Cultural Safari Dec 3 - 17 date to be confirmed.
Touring all over Nepal in our own vehicle with some classier accommodation. Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini, Pokhara, Bandipur and Bhaktapur. Several optional day-treks. $2650 for 15 nights includes EVERYTHING.

The Upcoming Treks page has lots more detail though the Solu District trek will be posted shortly.

In April this year I took a Group to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo, flying in to Phaphlu and trekking over rugged terrain to the main trail out of Lukla. I fell on the second day though Dorje and Lahar coped extremely well without me. Thanks Lyn, Deb, Faseny, Des, Dan, Andy and Craig -top Group!

Last November I took my second group to Upper Mustang, via Muktinath. It is a stunning place,well worth the cost. This year, October 2017, we are doing an EASIER MUKTINATH, though two members want to trek in all the way from Nyapul. Adding Upper Mustang for an extra ten days (plus permit of $US 500) is also an option. On our Easier Muktinath we will spend a night in Jhong which was previously inside the Upper Mustang border. We walked this way last year. Georgeous.

I only had two customers for the Cultural Safari last year but it was great, thanks Ian and Rhonda. We took a car and driver. Only two people interested in this one so far. A woman and her grandson from New Zealand.

Flying into Kathmandu. Singapore, Thai and Malaysian are all good options from Australia or New Zealand. From Europe Qatar, Etihad and Turkish are all fine. Lufthansa also direct but a bit more expensive. Flying in via Delhi is sometimes a good option.

Trekking in Nepal is a magical experience but even Slow Trekking with us can be testing at times. Meeting these demands can make you feel very good about yourself. The beauty of the landscape, in its infinite variety, and the spirit of the Nepali people will surely touch you. If you are open to it Nepal can be a very enlightening experience.

Kagbeni Kali gandaki valley

Do have a look at the Photo Album. You will see the kind of people who have trekked with me for the past 16 years. You might notice that they are normal people, often "of a certain age", with ordinary levels of fitness. People just like you perhaps?

You can always contact me at teresadb@hotmail.com or vonschwichtenberg@gmail.com.

Cheers,
Teresa (Didi)

Now, have a look at the other pages for more specific information and lovely pictures.

Upcoming Treks in Nepal