Looking for the ultimate Himalaya trekking experience? Want to trek with a group of friends and do something really unique? Would like to trek to Everest base camp but don't want to be rushed?
There are lots of reasons people choose a Kandoo private trek but they all agree it's the best possible way to trek. You can start by scheduling a start date that fits in exactly with what you want: no shuffling your dates to fit in with a fixed itinerary. You can go the route you want, go as fast or as slow as you want and even change your plans as you go along. If you want extra acclimatisation days that is no problem. It's your trip and you can decide how it runs.
And choosing the trek is only the start of what we can arrange for you on our private treks. Below are some of the popular things we can arrange. If there is anything else though, ask and we will try and arrange it.
Everest treks with a helicopter flight
The best option for a shorter Everest trek
Looking to end your trek to Everest with a bang or just save a few days so you can hike to base camp safely on a shorter trip? We can arrange for a helicopter to pick you just below base camp and take you directly back to Kathmandu. Not only do you save 3 days off your trek, if time is really short, but the views from the chopper as you fly down the Khumbu Valley are awesome. And if you ask your pilot nicely he will take you for an up close and personal look at Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in Nepal that is often compared to the the Matterhorn.
Helicopter charters are expensive but if you can split the cost with friends it is an experience you will never forget. Each helicopter can take 4 clients and one guide and there is a total weight limit but as long as you and your friends don't average more than 100kg each you will be fine. We only operate heli-treks for private groups.
Great hotel upgrades available in Kathmandu
- Dwarika Hotel: The premier hotel in Kathmandu, the Dwarika has been painstakingly restored with incredible attention to detail. A perfect oasis of calm. And if you are starving hungry try their 12 course traditional Nepali meal...
- Yak and Yeti: A proper colonial style hotel, the Yak and Yeti was the Kathmandu base camp for all the earliest expeditions including Hillary's successful Everest summit....
Elephant safaris in Chitwan
Explore the cultural sights in kathmandu valley
Nepal is incredibly rich culturally from the crazily busy backstreets of Thamel to the serene Pashupatinath Temple. If you have a day or two spare we can arrange a guided tour to show you the very best of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath, or the Monkey Temple, is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu, the temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list and dates back to 400 A.D. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple, that is also known as 'The Temple of Living Beings'. Along the other side of the Bagmati River you will see the main cremation site of Bhasmeshvar Ghat, which is the most-used cremation site in the Kathmandu Valley.
Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that is one of the largest stupas in the world and also one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu . The stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal.
Located 13km east of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork and is still relatively untouched. It is the home of traditional art, architecture, historical monuments, pottery and weaving industries, temples, beautiful ponds, rich local customs, culture, religion and festivals.
Durbar Square in Bhaktapur has many pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a 55-window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Kathmandu valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal.