Tours in the Himalaya
WILD YAK, the specialist for tailor-made private tours in the Himalaya
The Himalayas resonate like a myth. With the highest mountain range in the world, its inhabitants’ popularity, and its deep-rooted cultures and traditions, the Himalayas are full of diverse treasures. And a variety of possibilities to live a new experience during a stay of only a few days or several weeks. A dream? Discover these countries and regions of the world at the foot of the Himalayas; whether you go to Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibet, the change of scenery is guaranteed, and the experience fabulous.
Did you know that you can experience a Safari in Nepal, discover classified UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and explore the highest peaks in the world on a pleasure mountain flight? Or combine the cultural discovery of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet’s Himalayan traditions in the same trip?
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS offers Himalayan Tours in small groups of a maximum of 6 participants, private and tailor-made. Discover our experiences of Himalayan Tours and contact us for any information or tailor-made tours. We will be happy to advise you by e-mail or phone.
More about WILD YAK Himalayan Tours
We believe Holiday must be Holiday. Without stress, worry, and anxiousnessLearn More
We believe Holiday must be Holiday. Without stress, worry, and anxiousness. This is why we are specialized in tailor-made private tours or small groups of 6 maximum participants with high-quality service.
To make your journey to the Himalaya a lifetime experience, we focus on:
- Small groups
- Private transport with driver
- High standard hotels
- Competent, qualified, and friendly WILD YAK Team
- Valuable advice
Why do we believe in small groups of a maximum of 6 participants? It brings more flexibility, a better exchange with our local staff, and a personalized character to your Journey with us.
Why with we are different
The same philosophy between WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Switzerland and WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS NepalLearn More
1. DISCOVER WHY/HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
- The same philosophy between WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Switzerland and WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Nepal
Most foreign outdoor agencies have to collaborate with a local company based in Nepal to operate their travel and adventure trips. We have seen clashes between the foreign agency and the local company due to different price deals, philosophy, and mindset in numerous cases. This is especially problematic when it comes to last moment changes in logistics, services, or in emergencies, where rapid decisions are necessary.
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Switzerland and WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Nepal stand for the same company philosophy: Small Groups, High Quality, and Personalised Services. Last but not least, the well-being of our guests is always the primary objective of both companies. We thus appreciate any decision taken during the trip in favor of our guests!
- The expertise of the founders and the WILD YAK Team
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ founders Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann & Norbu Sherpa have climbed Mount Everest and numerous other 8000-meter peaks around the Himalayas. Besides climbing, they are active trekkers and have explored many parts of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, Sikkim, Pakistan, and the Alps.
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS thus reflects the perfect combination between Andrea’s Swiss quality focus and her husband Norbu’s 18 years of experience, as well as his numerous local contacts, to be part of the company’s most significant assets. Thanks to Norbu’s roots, and Andrea’s curiosity about the traditions and culture of the local populations, each journey is a unique experience in itself!
2. SMALL GROUPS
What is the experience like?
To be part of large groups can be fun, but also a big challenge not only for the tour operator but for the participants themselves. Imagine yourself in a group of more than 8 to 15 members in a challenging environment. Some days you have to struggle not only physically, but it might become a mental challenge too. There are enhanced risks of misunderstandings, which might make the dream journey turn into a nightmare.
How it should be:
We believe that a holiday has to be a holiday: no worries, no ego, no rush. Let’s live a unique experience. Dream, Explore, and Discover!
Throughout our extensive experience, organizing expeditions and treks, we found that the core of a successful trip lies in having small groups—our motto: 4 to 6 participants for better understanding, collaboration, and flexibility. You fully enjoy your holiday, and the local team feels more connected and devoted to the entire group. Real Team Spirit grows day-by-day among the participants and our WILD YAK Team.
3. GUIDANCE ON PREPARING YOUR TRIP
Instead of standard travel packages without proper advice or information, apart from general information about what is included in the package price, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS will provide you with all the necessary information and sound advice for an optimal preparation of your stay.
For this reason, we believe that your journey begins with excellent preparation. We will cater to your needs based on our experience, providing you with regular advice and tips, including recommended training schedules. Whether by Skype or other means, Andrea and Norbu are happy to address personally all of your queries.
Besides, depending on the kind of customized trip, the group size, and your availabilities, Andrea and Norbu can set up workshops and pre-departure meetings (in Switzerland in person or remotely). We provide you with specific guidance about physical and technical training, taking into account your own experience and requirements. Once in Kathmandu, we meet for a final check of your equipment and a briefing.
4. EXPENSIVE MATERIAL FOR RENT
Every adventure in the Himalayas has hidden costs. Your dream is to climb at high altitude? The equipment necessary to do so is very particular, and the costs of acquisition can touch the sky. In reality, a significant amount of equipment is necessary for your personal gear and the cost of your journey. However, you might never again need or use some of this gear.
To minimize your Himalayan journey’s expenses, we offer such expensive equipment for rent to our guests at a very reasonable price. We offer expedition boots, down-suits, warm down jackets, and other climbing material, for example. Thanks to our expertise, we provide the renting of only high-quality equipment.
5. HIGH-QUALITY SERVICES, PRIVATE TRANSPORT, NO HIDDEN COSTS
Is the description of the Trip that you are interested in is complete? In particular, does the information about the accommodation, the local staff, and the on-site logistics correspond to the price details? Do you think that the information provided is clear enough to book your trip?
We are committed to our standards of high quality and fairness with the services we provide to you. We focus on superior services, private transportation, and of course, our skillful Guide and Sherpa Team. Last but not least, no hidden costs.
6. GIVING BACK TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
After the death of 14 climbing Sherpas at Everest in 2014, Andrea and Norbu established the non-profit humanitarian organization “The Butterfly Help Project” (“BHP”) to support the climbing Sherpa community. Besides, Norbu and Andrea experienced the epicenter of the 2015-earthquake that massively affected some of Nepal’s regions. Through their organization, they started to build new schools. They could build two schools, Shree Janajyoti Secondary School and Shree Palep Primary School in Nepal, for more than 500 children. And the Third School is under construction in the south of Nepal.
Andrea and Norbu’s social responsibility is going further through BHP; they also support the schooling of five Sherpa Kids in the Everest Region, four in the Kanchenjunga region, and 2 in Kathmandu. BHP is also helping preserve the precious Sherpa culture of Ghunsa village by appointing a cultural teacher in the School. Finally, to encourage the kids and the aforementioned schools, Andrea and Norbu Sherpa are providing benches, school equipment, clothes, stationery, and cultural equipment.
The seeds of the next project with regards to an Apple Plantation in Norbu’s region.
7. OUR WILD YAK TEAM
The WILD YAK Team members are carefully selected according to their expertise in a particular environment and individual aptitudes. Our Team is thus highly experienced, qualified, respectful, and supportive.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best season for a Himalayan Tour?Learn More
- What is the best season for a Himalayan Tour?
The Himalayas can be visited all year round, but it depends on the type of Tour and the regions you choose.
In spring (March to May): the weather conditions are pleasant, and the vegetation is in full bloom. At altitude, there may be some snow in some areas.
In summer, resp. The monsoon (June to August): is usually the wet season of the Himalayas. Some internal flight connections may be interrupted due to the rainy season.
In autumn (mid-September to November): the sky is clear and pure blue. This is an excellent season for a trip to the Himalayas. Together with spring, these are the two main tourist seasons for trips to the Himalayas.
In winter (December to February): the harshness of low temperatures is compensated by bright sunshine and splendid views. Winter is, therefore, the perfect time for a cultural visit to the Himalayas.
The Kailash Trek, also known as “Asia’s holiest mountain Trek”. Mount Kailash (6714m) is also called Ghang Rimpoche (Jewel of the snow) by the Tibetan and lies south west of Lhasa in the Tsang region of Tibet. Mount Kailash is a holy mountain to the Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Bon (the native religion of Tibet) people. The Kora, route of the Mount Kailash trek, wonderfully integrates the spiritual, cultural and physical dimensions of a trip to the remarkable, memorable and fascinating Tibet.
5,630m / 18,472ft
Superior hotels in Nepal and Tibet (China) / Campsite
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