Women Trekking – Nepal
How many times I have heard “this is not for me”, “I am physically not strong enough”, “I am afraid to hold others back”, “I do not want be the only solo woman”, … There could still be many other examples. This is how I came to the idea to propose something special just for women! A unique living-changing and hearth-opening experience.
Besides encouraging each other to step out of our comfort zone, our Journeys are also aimed to connect with local women to make a positive impact and create an authentic experience.
As co-founder of Wild Yak Expeditions and sharing my time between the Swiss Alps and the Himalaya, I have the flexibility to be creative and design a unique experience that perfectly fits your needs and interests.
Ready for a Women Adventure in the Himalaya? Then, open your agenda and let you guide on the trekking paths of Nepal.
Contact me by phone or email. I will be happy to share my expertise with you!
What is the appropriate training to do join a Women Trekking?
This question will depend on the trekking chosen.Learn More
As this question depends on the trekking chosen, contact Andrea for any further information with regards the training to do prior your journey to the Himalaya. She will be happy to advise you!
Why we are different
The long-term experience and expertise of the co-founders, Norbu Sherpa and Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann, make definitely a difference when one knows the high altitude difficulties.Learn 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.
Personal equipment for Women Trekking
One of the first things to do before going on trekking to the Himalayas is to organize your personal equipment and material.Learn More
One of the first things to do before going on trekking to the Himalayas is to organize your personal equipment and material. This can be exciting to collect if you are familiar with them. And it can be a little stressful if you don’t know the requirements of high altitude trekking materials. There will be many questions while choosing the right equipment, brand, and sizes.
For the sake of comfort for our guests, Wild Yak Expeditions has developed a booklet for the appropriate material and personal equipment to take with you with some tips, which we sent by email after the booking.
Finally, for the participants’ ease, we also rent personal trekking gear, such as down jackets, sleeping bag – ice spikes.
The popularity of the Everest region has not ceased to grown since the first conquest of the Top of the world in May 1953. Mt Everest, known as Sagarmatha to most of the Nepalese and Chomolungma to the local Sherpas has become Nepal’s first trekking destination.
5,360 meters / 17,586 feets
Tibet International, Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu / Lodges during Trek
Per Person Cost
Gokyo via Everest Base Camp
5,545 meters / 18,193 feets
Hotel Tibet International / Kathmandu Guest House / Lodges in the Trek
Per Person Cost
USD 4380 (from)