For us at Back Track Adventures, trekking is our way of life. We always prepare well and are dedicated to ensuring that our trekkers have the holiday of a lifetime. Our trekking itineraries are arranged so we can meet each day’s objective in a leisurely fashion.

Back Track Adventures has been trekking the remote, high altitude trails of Nepal since 1984. Proud of our history, we share a magical, enduring relationship with this beautiful country. Please join us to experience her mystery and majesty. Wander the streets of Kathmandu, marvel at the beauty of Mt Everest from Gokyo Lakes and Everest High Passes trek, get physically closer to Tibet on our  Manaslu Base Camp & Lakya La adventure, contribute to the Nepalese community on our new Annapurna Community Lodge Trek  or enjoy our  Kathmandu Photography Workshop.

We also provide some exciting Independent Add-ons – check them out on the tab below.  So, make the most of this beautiful destination and extend your stay in Nepal with any one or combination of these add-on experiences.

Our 4 trek options


Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes

Trek to 5,554m for close-up views of the world’s highest mountain, visit Everest Base Camp, experience authentic Sherpa culture, visit famous buddhist monasteries.

10 November – 01 December 2019

  • Land only from Kathmandu $3950*
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Grade: Challenging


Everest High Passes

Everest Base camp


This Nepal trekking adventure includes many highlights from our classic Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes trek.

There’s time to explore the Khumbu Valley, crossings of 5535m Kongma La, 5417m Renjo La and a visit to the remote Bhote Kosi Valley.

14 April – 06 May 2019

23 days, land only from Kathmandu $4150*

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Manaslu Base Camp & Lakya La

Manaslu  provides fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375m to 5100m, a diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures, and a trail that puts you physically closer to Tibet thank any other trek in Nepal. 

21 October – 08 November 2019

  • Land only from Kathmandu $3990*
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Grade: Challenging


Annapurna Community Lodge Trek


NEW!  Annapurna Community Lodge Trek is a walk through Himalayan rural communities offering a fabulous experience with a mixture of nature and culture in abundance.

As well as contributing to the villages we visit—the income they derive from trekking is used to fund various projects—you will be moved by the scenery, peace and isolation of this amazing region.

Trek: 05 – 20 December 2019

Land only from Kathmandu $3490*



8 x Independent Add-ons


Scroll down to discover some of our diverse Independent Add-ons for adventurers! These are a great opportunity to see more of the real Nepal, first-hand with a knowledgeable guide.

Price: from $US1070 per person
Grade: easy to moderate depending on fitness level

The Annapurna region located in Central Nepal is one of the most geographically and culturally diverse regions for trekking in the country. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) working along with the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation has declared this region an area of conservation and sustainable development. Stretched over 2600 square kilometres, the area is home to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures: Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Manangis and Tibetans. The region is also host to diverse environments: sub-tropical lowlands, stunning valleys, bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus, and the towering Annapurna Mountains. The region also contains the world’s deepest river gorge, Kali Gandaki, laying some 6900 metres beneath some of the world’s largest and most beautiful mountains – Dhaulagiri (world’s 7th highest) Annapurna I (world’s 10th highest) and Machhapuchhre (aka: Fishtail) which is one of the most beautiful.


Price: from $US1250 per person
Grade: easy to moderate depending on fitness level

This short trek that takes you up to 3860m at Tengboche, offers an opportunity to view the World’s tallest mountain, Everest, which stands at a lofty 8848m. It also takes you to other fabled destinations in the region, like Namche Bazaar and Lukla. Perfect for those who are a bit starved of time, but wish to go to the bucket list destination that’s Everest, for trekkers. The trek is by no means too easy, as you will ascend above the 3000m mark, usually the zone where altitude starts taking an effect. However, the itinerary is gradual enough to allow for adequate acclimatisation.


Price: variable depending on itinerary
Grade: easy

Coffee came into Nepal several years ago when a returning traveller brought some plants from abroad to remote Argakhanchi district in mid western Nepal, and planted some in his garden. The plants thrived, and the neighbours also planted a few, but did not really know what to do with the beans when they were ready for harvest. It’s only in the last 15 – 20 years that coffee has been grown in the mid-hills (between 900m and 1800m) as a cash crop, intercropped with cardamom and fruit trees. Coffee estates are few to come by in Nepal, though its slowly starting. Individual farmers with small land holdings plant a few seedlings and bring in the produce in small quantities to local collectors who also double up as processors. The wet method is used to produce the parchment or green beans. Wholesalers collect the beans, either directly or from the cooperatives, sort and bag them and send them either for export, to the retail industry, or to the coffee shops that keep popping up.

Today coffee is a new-found craze, and coffee shops abound in Kathmandu, Pokhara and even in little towns. This trip is a wonderful way to discover local life in villages, see how the agricultural mechanism functions, participate in harvesting and processing (in the right time of year) and also understand how the export and retail industries function.  Your appreciation of speciality coffee increases quite a bit after this trip. The trip is flexible, and one can choose between going to easy access locations like Begnas near Pokhara for the farm component, or to remote locations in Gorkha or Ilam. Accommodation options can be adjusted between farm stays or hotel stays – totally customisable. Join this journey of discovery. This trip is available all year round.


Price: pay what you think it is worth

Chefs Sakuntala and Asmita take you to the shops to buy ingredients, and teach you how to cook specialities like momo, dal bhaat, or alu paratha, amongst some other options.  The course lasts about three hours and you can join any of the two classes per day, each that take six participants maximum, so the experience is very personal. This course also has no price, and follows a ‘pay what you think it is worth principle’, what we think is a Karmic in nature.  We start with a briefing and a cup of tea, and then continue on to the course. It is very hands on and you participate in the process.
At the end, the recipes are sent to you via email.


Price: from $US550 per person
Grade: easy depending on fitness level

Excellent for small groups, couples and families, this trip showcases Kathmandu in a very offbeat light and at the same time showcases the rich culture and soft adventure this place offers. The days are mixed with experiences in traditional food, rich culture, energetic hiking and ends with a relaxing touch!

Photo by Damian Caniglia

We start with immersion into the Nepali architecture and food and then move on to what Nepal is famous for, hiking and trekking. Once we experience this, we move on to more urban content, before topping it off with a farewell dinner. Full of highlights and memorable experiences.

Price: pay what you think it is worth
Grade: easy

This market walk was developed to help travellers understand how the market systems work in Nepal and within this two hour walk, you see everything from residential areas, temples, readymade-to-wear markets, wedding markets, rock salt, chillies, vegetables, dried herbs, bead necklaces and even a market for dentures! This adventure is an eye-opening, grass roots experience!


Price: from $US65 per person
Trip Grade: arranged according to you level of mountain biking experience

Photo by Bijaya2043, Wikimedia

Developed by a rockstar-cum-mountain biker, the Magical Marijuana Trail is an approximately 25 kilometer ride that showcases what Nepal has to offer in terms of mountain biking. It does suburban trails, single tracks, some downhill, cross-country and even urban trails inside the two townships of Bungamati and Khokana.

In 2017, the Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge started working with the youth of Bungamati to create a new initiative called the Bungamati Trails. This ride even touches these trails and helps support the development of a mountain biking destination in Nepal.
You will be led by an expert guide, and we shall organise a good mountain bike and helmet for you. We shall end the ride with a pizza and a drink. Just the way it should be!

Price: from $US65 per person
Grade: arranged according to you level of mountain biking experience

Photo by Abin Bho_Wikipedia

This 3-4 hour ride heads past Tribhuvan University then onto the ancient town of Kirtipur. We pass by monasteries, temples and churches along the way which defines the rich religious and cultural mix of Nepal.

As we ride further through the valley we find people involved in their daily life such as agriculture, live- stock farming and wood carving; typical examples of the lifestyle of the local Newari community.

Other highlights include the famous bird watching area of Taudhara and Chobar Gorge!

Includes your mountain bike and helmet.


Photography Workshop


Kathmandu Photography Workshop


Damian Caniglia, in conjunction with Back Track Adventures has developed a travel and street photography workshop for keen amateur photographers who wish to expand their image library while learning from a professional.

Now you can take the ultimate photography workshop trip to Kathmandu. This is the ideal forum to explore travel photography in this amazing city. The workshop is strictly limited to eight photographers and is timed to allow you to take advantage of additional activities for which Nepal is famous such as trekking in the Himalaya, mountain biking or viewing the wildlife at Chitwan National Park.

7 days from Kathmandu. Click here for more information:

  • 03 – 10 November 2019
  • Land only from Kathmandu $2950*
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Back Track Adventures has been leading trekking groups to Nepal since 1985. Our commitment to the tenets of responsible tourism is unwavering and we are deeply passionate about people and nature!

Keeping our passions close to our heart, we tailor make extraordinary trips to suit extraordinary people. Combine our well-designed trips with responsible travel practices and you have the most irresistible holiday package. We aim to exceed your expectations, with the utmost regard for your safety, minimising the impact on our environment and at the same time maximising contribution to the local economy.

We commenced our first Nepal treks in that year with 2 groups completing the then, just opened Annapurna Circuit which has now become one of the classic Nepal treks.

Back Track has for the last 30 years pioneered new remote trails and we are justifiably proud of our policy of continual research in new trekking areas. Our vast knowledge, our affection for Nepal and our deep commitment to seek the ultimate trekking experience has led us to develop new and exciting treks. Quality, not quantity is our policy when it comes to trekking.

WARNING: trekking in Nepal is seriously addictive. Your first trek with Back Track could lead to a lifetime love of travel and trekking in exotic locations. We have a vast file of unique trekking opportunities to tempt you with in the years to come.

So what is responsible tourism? In a nutshell it is a company’s commitment to ensure that their impact on the environment and the local culture is as low as possible, whilst helping to generate income and employment for the local people.

WHAT:  Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries where some of the top holiday destinations are amongst the poorest on the planet. These countries rely heavily on tourism but often the benefits bypass the needy and go straight back into the pockets of westerners. By using a company that is dedicated towards implementing responsible values you can succeed in having a positive impact on the destination you visit.

HOW:  As a traveller, you have an important role to play in travelling responsibly. Often travellers want to be responsible but are not aware of the issues and the appropriate codes of conduct. These guidelines we have provided are not intended be exhaustive but to highlight a number of issues and provide advice that will help you to:
1. Ensure your own personal safety.
2. Show respect to the local communities, customs and values.

If you are unsure or concerned about anything ask your travel consultant, tour leader, guide or local hosts and respect their advice at all times. They are experienced professionals and are there to ensure you enjoy your experience but not at the expense of others or the wildlife you have come to enjoy.

WATER:  Minimise your water usage by reporting dripping taps, never leave the tap running and turn off tightly after use. Think before requesting clean bath towels.

Never contaminate natural water sources with litter, chemicals or human waste. Remember this could be someone else’s drinking water.

ENERGY REDUCTION:  Take hot showers only when the water is heated by renewable energy sources. An average shower heated by a wood-burning stove contributes to the destruction of local forest.

When lodge trekking, order the same meal at the same time as other trekkers. The Nepalese national dish of dal bhat is a deliciously good option.

WASTE MANAGEMENT: Where possible remove all unnecessary packaging before you leave.

Trekkers leave behind approximately 100,000kg of water bottles per year. Plastic bottles CANNOT be recycled in Nepal. Instead use a canteen, iodine purification tablets, a Steripen or alternatively fill up at one of the drinking water stations for a small fee.

Pick up your litter as you would at home. Not only is it unsightly, it can be deadly to wild animals.

WILDLIFE: Do not buy souvenirs made from endangered species, like ivory; doing so will only encourage the trade.

CULTURAL:  Your trek leader, guide and/or local hosts will brief you on the cultural sensitivities specific to the area that you are visiting and how you can minimise potential negative impacts of your behaviour.

It is easy to appear an arrogant, rich foreigner in a small community, so be aware of the feelings of others. Learning even a little of the local language can help reduce these barriers.

Try to avoid extravagant displays of wealth. This can be an incitement to robbery, as well as accentuating the gap between rich and poor.

GENERAL ETIQUETTE:  On the whole the Nepalese are a relaxed nation, however, there are a few general etiquette points to be aware of.
• Pointing the soles of your feet at someone or touching someone’s head or cap is offensive
• Take off your shoes before entering someone’s home.
• Public displays of affection, such as kissing and hugging, are considered offensive
• Do not handle anybody else’s food, eat off another’s plate or drink from another’s glass

RELIGIOUS ETIQUETTE:  Always ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple, taking photos of the temple or its surroundings. Take off your shoes before entering and always pass a prayer wall on your right or walk around it in a clockwise direction.

DRESS CODE:  Many of the people of Kathmandu are becoming more westernised in the way that they dress; however many are still fairly conservative, especially in the villages. Dress as not to attract attention to yourself.

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Always be polite and respectful to local people by asking before taking their picture. If people seem reluctant or look away then don’t take the photo. When photographing children, ask for their parents’ consent first.
We strongly discourage payments being made for the privilege of taking a photograph, as this constitutes a form of begging.

DONATIONS & GIFTS:  The giving of money and sweets does not help in the long-term and only perpetuates an underlying problem. If you are able, make a donation to a local community development project in the area you have visited. Channel this through the trek leader or guide and it will go to the right hands and follow the correct process.

SOUVENIRS:  Buy locally made crafts and support local skills.

BARGAINING:  Bargaining for a lower price is often the accepted and expected custom, but don’t drive a hard bargain just for the sake of it.

FOOD:  Try the local food and specialties. Many rural areas are under threat from a reduction in the agricultural base. Eating locally produced goods helps the local farmers and economy.