Wild Mountain Dolomite


Are you considering venturing off the beaten path in Italy and exploring the Dolomites mountains? You won’t regret it. 

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Wild Mountain Dolomite

The Northern Trek includes the first part of the classic Alta Via 1 – from Lake Braies to Monte Pelmo, an itinerary with the most fascinating landscapes of the Dolomites. You will trek through the Fanes-Sennes-Braies National Park, one of the largest protected and uncontaminated parks in South Tyrol. At the southern edge of the park, you will see the Lagazuoi area, a very important location from a historical perspective. In fact, the First World War was waged here. Nowadays, Lagazuoi is most famous for its breathtaking view of the Dolomites from its slopes. Passed Lagazuoi, you will then reach the massif of the Five Towers (Cinque Torri) that is easy to recognize for its unique and particular shape. From Cinque Torri, the route takes you to the Monte Pelmo group. You will be surprised at the majesty of Monte Pelmo which with its trapezoidal shape looks like an enormous throne.

During the trek along Alta Via 1 North, you will walk through some of the most intriguing landscapes ranging from pastures, woods, lunar landscapes, majestic mountains to crystal clear waters. You will sleep and dream in cozy alpine huts where you will have the opportunity to taste the typical dishes. On your first and last night, you will stay in the elegant and picturesque town of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the heart of the Alps.

Depending on your preferences we can customize your trek. You can choose to walk alone or with a local English-speaking guide. The complete Northern Trek requires 6 days of hiking – it is the 8-Day Tour. The tour can be shortened to 5, 6 or 7 days. The trek does not include exposed mountain passages. Therefore, it can be undertaken by children with appropriate levels of fitness.

This is one of the most requested treks in the Dolomites. We recommend booking it as early as possible.

In the Itinerary arrival night in Venice and also the night before departure we spend the night in Venice which is not included in this itinerary, because some people may like to join us directly at the Dolomites starting point. 

Day 1: Arrival in Cortina d’Ampezzo

The base camp hotels for this trek are in Cortina d’Ampezzo, a small town that can boast a long tradition in the world of tourism and events. Cortina is surrounded by the world famous Dolomite mountain groups like Monte Cristallo (Mount Crystal), the Cinque Torri (the Five Towers) and the Tofane. On Corso Italia, the main street of Cortina, where culture and entertainment come together, you can admire historic buildings, and high-end boutiques and drink a cup of coffee in one of the many elegant cafés in the evening before the trek.

Day 2: Lake Braies

Ascent 960 m. Descent 300 m. Distance 10 km. Walking time 5 hours.

The Northern Trek starts at Lake Braies in the extreme north of the Dolomites. Being surrounded by the beautiful Dolomite peaks, Lake Braies is one of the most scenic lakes in the Alps. It was formed by a landslide that blocked the Braies Stream causing it to overflow and to form a natural basin called Lake Braies. Today, you will walk through the tree belt and reach the alpine meadows at an altitude of 2000 – 2300 meters. As one of the optional side hikes, we suggest the uphill climb to the Croda del Becco, where you can admire a 360-degree view of the Sennes Plateau. Or alternatively, a very interesting hike to Muntejela di Sennes which offers stunning panoramic views of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies National Park.

Day 3: Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park

Ascent 550 m. Descent 650 m. Distance 11 km. Walking time 5 hours.

On your third day’s walk, you will be immersed in the 25 thousand hectares of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies National Park, one of the biggest in South Tyrol. Here you will find very varied landscapes ranging from pastures and meadows full of flowers and herbs to waterfalls, colours and life. You will also be impressed by the beauty of the karst landscape which is a defining feature of this area. Caves, grooves, shafts, cavities, basins and other typical karst formations of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies National Park hide numerous fossilized plants, insects and shells of the Jurassic period.

Day 4: Lagazuoi Massif

Ascent 1050 m. Descent 440 m. Distance 13 km. Walking time 6 hours.

From the Fanes-Sennes-Braies National Park, you will move to the Lagazuoi area which is remarkable both from a natural and historical point of view. It’s a naturalistic oasis boasting an impressive panorama of the Dolomites – one of the symbols of the Alps. Approaching the Lagazuoi massif, at an altitude of 2182 meters you will find the Lagazuoi Lake nestled between the rocks fed by the underground springs. Its crystal-clear water changes color depending on the light and the mountains reflecting in its waters create a breathtaking landscape. You will see groups of fish of different species splashing in the water. The important historical information of the Lagazuoi massif is linked to the First World War. In fact, it was here that the Italians fought transforming the Lagazuoi into a fortress. The mountain is still a real rock castle, where you can visit the tunnels, trenches, and military stations which have been recently renovated.

Day 5: Cinque Torri

Ascent 510 m. Descent 960 m. Distance 12 km. Walking time 6 hours.

You are going to leave Lagazuoi behind you and make your way to the Cinque Torri (Five Towers) group. It gets its name from its shape made up of five towers, formed by a crack in the original mountain. On the way towards the Forcella Averau, we recommend taking a regenerating pause at Lake Limides, a small alpine lake of emerald waters. During the days of summer, the surrounding mountains reflect on the water of the lake creating a beautiful symmetry. As you continue along the path you can see the peak of Monte Nuvolau. The climb to the top of the mountain is optional, but it is from here that you can admire a 360-degree view of the Antelao, Marmolada and Tofane mountains as far as the Austrian glaciers.

Day 6: Croda da Lago

Ascent 450 m. Descent 930 m. Distance 13 km. Walking time 5 hours.

Today you are walking along the trails of the Croda da Lago group and continue towards Monte Pelmo. Its trapezoidal shape made up of 2 peaks, Pelmo and Pelmetto, makes it stand out. It looks like a giant throne and seen from the west side the visual impact is truly impressive. The only way to reach the summit of Mount Pelmo is by climbing up as there are no paths to lead you to the top. If you are still up for a walk at the end of the day you can try the pleasant hike up to Mount Crot from where you can enjoy the view of Civetta, Pelmo, Sella and Marmolada

Day 7: Around Monte Pelmo

Ascent 300 m. Descent 1140 m. Distance 14 km. Walking time 6 hours.

The day begins with a hike of Monte Pelmo from where you can admire all the features of its different sides. You will be able to see the imposing southern side, the green basin on the eastern side, the gravelly gullies in the northeast and the difficult northwest side. Along the path, you will see a variety of landscapes ranging from dense woods and pastures to a rocky area. Just above the main path, you can choose the optional visit of the dinosaur footprints on a dolomite boulder that broke off from the mountain. You will descend to the valley and return to Cortina d’Ampezzo in the afternoon.

Day 8: Departure from Cortina d’Ampezzo

Your Dolomites hiking trip has come to an end. After you have checked out of the hotel it will be time to leave the Dolomites.

We can extend this trip for 2 more days which includes Arrival In Venice and also spending Night in Venice before departing Home.

Thank you for your interest in this tour, if you have any questions please write to us or call us anytime.

Trek Highlights
  • Explore the uncontaminated wilderness of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park.
  • Choose between several route options varying from 6 to 8 days of hiking.
  • Enjoy the magic beauty of Lake Braies at the start of your trek.
  • Enjoy the famous view of the Dolomites from atop the Lagazuoi massif.
  • Ascend atop the Croda del Becco summit for a phenomenal 360-degree panorama.
  • Sleep in comfortable manned huts with the possibility of private rooms and enjoy good meals
Price Includes
  • Accommodation in mountain huts:  depending on the itinerary, shared room
  • Accommodation in 3-star base camp hotels: first and final nights of the trip
  • Breakfast and dinner in the mountain huts.
  • Breakfast in the hotels.
  • Pack lunch Sandwich.
  • Airport transfer by bus.
  • 24-hour on-call support.
  • Local English-speaking mountain guide.
  • Transport of luggage between the base camp hotels – for the route options with a finish in Zoldo.
  • Transportation from the base camp hotel to the trailhead.
  • Transportation to the base camp hotel after the trek.
Price Excludes
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Drinks at dinner.
  • Use of hot shower in the mountain huts: € 3 – 5.
  • Hot lunch( pack sandwich provided).
  • Optional lifts on the route.
  • Tourist tax in the lodging establishments where applicable.
  • Phone or laundry services.
Complimentary services 

Storage of luggage in the base camp hotel during the trek – for the route options with a finish in Cortina.


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A truly enjoyable hiking trip through the Pico mountains in North Spain with Mohan,our experienced guide. The trip was well organised and food and accommodation of unexpected high standard.Great company as well. Next trip will be Langtang,Nepal with Namaste Nomad,can't wait.

Roswitha I



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Island peck Nepal india


After meeting Mohan briefly in Donegal I soon signed up to join him his team and 10 other travellers to trek Nepal's Langtang valley. Best decision ever! From the get go when we all met at Dublin airport the level of organisation and planning Mohan had put into this trip became clear. After hassle free flights Mohan had arranged for a local taxi company to meet us at the airport keeping the group together making for stress travel to the hotel, the hotel selected also was to a high standard with everyone's needs catered to. As part of our trip Mohan had arranged for Cultural shows, dinner booking and buses to Kathmandu's heritage sites including a local guide. Allowing us to make the most of our time in this culturally intriguing city. Then it was on to the trekking bit! after the 8 hour bus journey to the mountains we where treated to dinner cooked that the hotel by our guides and porters this was to be the case daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was excellent and more importantly the level of food hygiene Mohan requires these guys work to more than meets any western standards, out of 11 people no one got any food related sickness unlike some people we met on the way who where travelling with other companies if only for this reason alone I couldn't recommend Namaste Nomad highly enough. While on the trek the scenery was simply stunning where the true beauty of the Himalayas is apparent. Making the trek all the more enjoyable was the level knowledge our guides had on the area, plants and animals, and they where only to happy to impart this on us. While being the real professionals they where also great company through out. For most of the group including myself it was our first team at high altitude, and the focus on everyone's safety from Mohan and team was very evident. Something we all found extremely reassuring allowing you to enjoy the trek knowing that you are in good hands. In turn giving us the confidants to make the optional climb to 4800m an experience that will simply leave you gob smacked with a real sense of achievement. After this we made the trek back down through the valley which was an absolute delight with everyone on a high after what had been an unforgettable experience and achievement. With another couple of days to spend in Kathmandu it was a great way to round off the trip. I have already signed up to trek to Everest base camp in September 2019 and that in it self is properly best recommendation I could possibly give.

Eamonn C

Langtang valley trek March 2018


I travelled with a group from Ireland to Nepal where we started our joureny to Everest Basecamp. This trek was very special to me as I was doing it for charity in memory of my late brother who was a keen hillwalker. Our group was made up of 9 people from Ireland, Scotland and USA. Such a fantastic group it turned out to be. We all supported each other and made new friends, having alot of fun along the way. Oh From start to finish Mohan our leader, did everything in his power to ensure that our trek was 100% successful. The trip was very challenging but very rewarding. He supported us all even when we were struggling and was there at our beck and call at all times. I would like to give a special mention to the 3 sherpas who accompanied us during our trek, Tshering, Pimba and Paldene. Such fantastic support to all of us and true gentlemen. I would highly recommend this group for anybody contemplating a similar experience.

Kieran McCli to k

Trek to Everest Basecamp 20th September 2019


I took part in a trek to Annapurna Basecamp with Namaste Nomad in April 2019. I had trekked with Mohan and his team twice before- to Langtang Valley in Nepal in March 2018 and The Picos, in Northern Spain in June 2018. This was my third trip- so I wasn’t as anxious about what awaited me in Nepal! The route to Annapurna is very accessible, the walking was tough enough, I thought- a lot of steps, which are sore on the knees! We were well looked after my our guide, Mohan, and his Sherpa team, Dowa and Mingma, as well as the rest of the team. The food, as on all the trips I’ve been on, was really superb. I loved the rice, lentils, local vegetables and of course the ginger tea! The accommodation was basic but always clean and adequate. Reaching Annapurna Basecamp was the high point of the trip for me- I will never forget it! We were part of a small group, just four hikers. I was traveling with a friend. We had both been part of larger groups on our previous two trips.I think I would prefer to travel in a bigger group if/when I go on a trip like this again. It was a great experience and I recommend Namaste Nomad.

Grace M

Annapurna Basecamp trip


I had the pleasure of recently being part of another wonderful trip to the Himalayas - Annapurna Base Camp - with Namaste Nomad - a wonderful small business. There are so many reasons I would always choose Namaste Nomad over any other company. Most importantly it is a true Eco friendly organisation, everything is accounted for along the treks - food, water and waste. They are also Animal friendly and only use porters for transport. This is better as it is providing more jobs for locals, and removes any animal cruelty that can occur only the trek due to pushing yaks or donkeys too hard, too far and without adequate food or water. The food during my trips was phenomenal! If you listen to Mohan and the rest of the guides you are guaranteed success at altitude. Vegetarian, local and fresh food are on the menu. Everyone can live without meat for a couple of weeks...you most definitely don't want to be eating meat in a country that doesn't do health and safety and the food has to be transported on some ones back and could be 4 or 5 days before reaching its end destination - your plate. I have never felt safer on a trip in a foreign country than with Namaste Nomad. The sherpas, porters and guides are all local and have been with the company for a long time. They are all courteous, respectful, friendly and extremely knowledgeable - many of them having submitted Everest and other Himalayan peaks many times over. Everything is taken care of from your first interaction with Mohan. Flights, hotels, transport food, etc. The cost is the best value I have seen - even better value than most as the experience you are getting is unbelievable. As if that wasnt enough, Namaste Nomad also helps out small, local people and communities around Nepal with fundraising and charity works. If you want to raise money to give back to some of the communities you know that it is going directly to where it is needed and not into the pockets of charity CEOs. Don't listen to me any more, just book a trip with Mohan and see for yourself!

Kate F

Another incredible trip with an amazing company


I have just returned from the most remarkable trip of a lifetime to Everest Basecamp. I don’t usually write reviews however on this occasion I feel the need to share my experiences which I hope will inspire others to travel and to book a trip with Namaste Nomad. I booked this trip in Jan 18 after meeting with Mohan. After my initial meeting I had no doubts in travelling with Mohan and his team. Mohan is an exceptional person who is so passionate about his business and works so hard to ensure everyone meets their goal and has an amazing trip. Everest Basecamp was everything I imagined and much more. The views are breathtaking and the sense of achievement on arriving at Basecamp is so hard to put into words. The trip is a life changing experience as you learn so much about yourself and indeed about others. It really was a journey from the time of booking until we returned home from the Himalayas. I found it very challenging physically, mentally and emotionally but that’s what made it so very special. Throughout the trek Mohan was so attentive to our every need, every decision he made was the right one and his motivation and encouragement ensured we all made it successfully to Basecamp. Mohan’s knowledge of Nepal and the Himalayas is exceptional. Everything from planning the food to gauging the weather to recognising signs when some of us weren’t too well was spot on If you are considering a trek then I can honestly say that you will not get anyone better to travel with than Namaste Nomad. The team of Sherpas and Porters are incredible and the bond made with the Sherpas is one I will never forget, it really was incredible. As for value for money you will not get a more competitive price as I priced several others which were significantly more costly than Namaste Nomad Overall if you want a challenging and life changing experience then I encourage you to make that adventure with Namaste Nomad and I guarantee you will not regret it Thanks to Mohan and his team for everything, I will never forget it. Xx


Everest Basecamp


Travelled to the north of Spain for a week with Mohan from Namaste Nomad - travelled with 2 friends - 12 in total in the group - 12 had such a laugh. Great bunch of people of all age groups. The holiday was fool proof with all activities and meals organised. We age local cuisine with the locals. Truly an amazing holiday and I would highly recommend it. I thought the holiday was so well organised I have decided to travel to Nepal with this company in 2018. Get booking - you wont regret it.


Picos De Europe Treking 2017


Best company and personal guided trekking in Himalayas. I been to NEPAL few times and I have done trek in Annapurna circuit with travel company from Dublin ( not fair to say name?) That company collaborate with Nepali local company. This time I choose Namaste Nomad after friend of mine recommend Mohan from donegal ( he is nepali origin Irish citizen and previously worked in Himalayas as #sherpa and guide) I checked the website and see the cost of EBC, compare to other company from Ireland he was very cheap but his itinerary and service looks similar. It was bit hard design to take after seeing price as don't know why he is very cheap and rest are expansive. But now I can say it was the best design. After my #ebc trek with Mohan and Dawa I understand that they deal direct and no middle man. They have oxygen, emergency satellite phone, madicle kit, and we were guided by 5 time Everest summiter one of the humble guy Dawa Sherpa. I am so thankful that I made it to Everest Base Camp. Going up all food was dairy free and no meat, it was hard but great vegetrain food for healthy body and its safe and no sickness. In high altitude Mohan says meat and dairy dosent digest properly that's why many people are tummy sick and get altitude sickness in high places. Many big company doesn't care this much in details , probably no experience in field. Mohan and Dawa have great knowledge and so much caring. Mohan have great links with domestic Air and hotels and markets in Kathmandu also along the trek in tea houses it makes trip very flexible, he was able to change few places in itinerary in our demands. Instead of staying in Namche 2 night we travel to #khumjung like that didn't happen in last trip. Arrival dinner in Kathmandu was free and very well organise evening. Well breafing pre trek. Early flights in and out from lukla. No hassel at all. Luggage store in Kathmandu, Hotel moonlight is best place to stay just back of thamel and 1 minute from Everest Irish Pub 😁. Great rooms and nice beer garden in back. Sightseen was include in trip as well. Overall it was the best adventure holiday so far. I am already decided to do Meera peak with Mohan and Namaste Nomad next year. I fully recommend this small but amizing company for you epic trip to Himalayas.

Trek H

Everest Base camp


Just come back from Bhutan and India, had the most amazing time. Mohan looked after us well and always made our travels easy, taking care of everyones needs. I experienced some amazing sights which I do not think I would have on any average tour, we really did see the real India. I am now planning my next trip. Can not recommend them enough.

Julie J

Bhutan and India

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