Pikey Peak, at 4,100 metres altitude, offers a hike for those feeling courageous, with three days of trekking and two nights under the stars. From here you’ll soak up one of the most astounding panoramas of the Himalayas, with both the eastern and western peaks – and considered Sir Edmund Hillary’s favourite viewpoint. Or follow a pilgrimage hike to a wish-fulfilling lake, sacred for Hindus and Buddhists, passing through the lush springtime forests of rhododendrons, alpine villages, monasteries and endless spiritual hotspots. You’ll arrive to camps prepared in advance – your own haven at the end of a day’s climbing – for meals under the expansive sky or nestled in the comfort of a Mongolian style ger tent. The key element to remember is that the team of expert guides, with years of experience under their belts, will tailor the activities on offer completely to your every desire. You can be joined by anyone from yoga teachers to Buddhist scholars to artists specialising in Tibetan artwork, or take part in the highest Easter egg hunt in the world! And for those who want to tick Everest Base Camp off their bucket lists, travel there in style with a 15-minute helicopter trip to arrive there in time for breakfast.
As we look to the future, there’s no doubt about the appeal of this isolation of a different kind to that we’ve experienced during the pandemic – one where you’re surrounded by those dearest to you on an adventure of a lifetime in your own private haven. Nothing beats waking up on a clear morning on your own private ridge, surrounded by towering peaks of over 8,000 metres, and complete silence. This secret corner can offer you freedom in all senses of the word.