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Far West Sapial
Far West Rara lake

In terms of development, the far west of Nepal comes at the bottom of almost every list, but for adventure and wonder, the region is near the top of the class.

This is a landscape of deep, dank forests, sparkling sheets of water, lonely ice and snow-covered mountains, narrow canyons and ancient villages.

It’s a land of pilgrims and trade routes with goods still carried to and from Tibet by mule and yak, and Nepalese pilgrims head through the region en route to the Holy of Holies, Mount Kailash in western Tibet.

For a trekker, western Nepal offers many challenges and logistical nightmares, but the payback is a vast swathe of untouched mountainous country waiting to be explored. You need patience and to be on a fully supported camping trek, but if you’re looking for something truly different then the far west of Nepal will probably suit.

Trekking in Nepal

An expert guide to the best treks in Nepal

The Nepal trekking industry is plagued with an oversupply problem – there seem to be more trekking operators than actual trekkers, which puts immense downward pressure on prices. This might seem like a good thing for you, but when you see a 12 day EBC trek for $800 it means corners are being cut somewhere, usually in the pay and quality (and therefore safety and wellbeing) of ground staff. Personally I always recommend booking with a Nepal based and owned operator, but do plenty of homework more

Far West Nepal Tours

Far West Nepal

Nar Phu Trek

Trek through a restricted area of Nar and Phu

14 daysFrom $2,300
Dolpo region, Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang (and 60 more)

Nepal Mountaineering (Peak Climbing)

Technical peak climbing

16 daysFrom $2,450
Far West Nepal, Limi Valley

Limi Valley Trek

Off the beaten path in far western Nepal

20 daysFrom $2,900

Far West Nepal Travel Companies

South Asia

Travel Max Guide

Day tours and treks in the Himalayas

Alpine Ramble Treks

Leading Kathmandu-based trekking agency
South Asia, Southeast Asia

Red Lantern Journeys

Culture, culinary, and adventure tours in Asia

Amigo Treks & Expeditions

Leading Kathmandu-based trekking agency
South Asia, East Asia

Nepal Footprint Holiday

Locally-owned Kathmandu trekking company
South Asia

Apex Asia Holidays

Adventures to Nepal & Bhutan

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