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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Highlight

  • Arrival & departure transfer by a private tourist vehicle
  • Sightseeing  in Kathmandu
  • Scenic dirt road drive to Soti Khola via Arughat and Besisahar to Kathmandu
  • Exploring to the Budi Gandaki River valley
  • Discover Nepalese and Tibetan culture while on trek 
  • Walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet
  • Crossing exciting Larkya La over 5,215m
  • Variety of floras and faunas at the remote Manaslu conservation area
  • Visit isolated part of Nepal with many verities of Culture and nature.
  • 17 nights’ accommodation

About Trip

 Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world at (8,163mt /26,781 ft) is located about forty miles east of AnnapurnaIts name is derived from the Sanskrit word for "spirit" or "soul", and its stunning beauty is indeed inspirational.  Manaslu Circuit Trek will bring us through a less-frequently visited part of Nepal called Nupri, which displays a strong Tibetan influence.  As we circle Manaslu, we will enjoy spectacular scenery and the thrill of crossing the dramatic pass known as Larkya-La. Some of the trail will wend its way on ledges high above the Buri Gandaki River. Thus, this trek will appeal to courageous adventurers who enjoy getting away from the crowds and are sufficiently fit to meet its physical challenges. After you arrive in Kathmandu, we will have some time for sightseeing, as well as a careful review of clothing and gear needed for a safe and enjoyable trek.  Since the trek starts rather low in elevation but goes quite high, clothing for different weather conditions will be needed.

 Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with a bus ride from Kathmandu to the village of Arughat.  The next day our trekking permits will be checked as we venture north on the trail which will eventually circle Manaslu.  Over the coming days we will visit and overnight in a number of villages (ethnically mostly Gurung), as we make our way higher and higher toward the Larkya-La (5213m/17,103ft).  Since gradual ascent is mandatory to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), we will spend two nights at Samagaon, and also do some day-hiking while there to a beautiful glacial lake, Birendra Tal, as well as to the Buddhist monastery known as Pungyen Gompa.  From here the trail continues on until the final steep ascent to the colorful prayer flags marking

Larkya-La.It may be very cold and windy as we cross this pass, but even if the wind does not take our breath away, the views definitely will!  Now heading mostly downhill, we will pass through forests of fir and rhododendron (Nepal's national flower) to join the Annapurna Circuit Trail near Dharapani.  The trail will then bring us south through the Marsyangdi Valley to Besisahar, from which we will travel by bus back to Kathmandu.  In the evening we will celebrate with a well-earned farewell dinner, before flying home the next day.         


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 02:Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m) via Arughat (695m) : 8-9 hours

Day 04:Trek Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (900m) : 6 hours

Day 05:Trek Maccha Khola to Jagat (1,410m) : 6 hours

Day 06:Trek Jagat to Philim (1700m) : 5 -6 hours

Day 07:Trek Philim to Deng (2095m) : 5 hours

Day 08:Trek Deng to Namrung (2,630m) : 5- 6 hours

Day 09:Trek Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m) : 6 -7 hours

Day 10:Acclimatization Day at Samagaon

Day 11:Trek Samagaon to Samdo (3,690mt) : 3 hours

Day 12:Trek Samdo to Dharmashala (4,450m) : 4 hours

Day 13:Trek Dharmashala to Bimthang (3,890m) via Larkya La Pass (5213m) : 7-8 hours

Day 14:Trek Bimthang to Tilje (2,300m) : 5- 6 hours

Day 15:Trek Tilije to Tal (1,700m) : 5 -6 hours

Day 16:Trek Tal to Syange (1080m) : 6 hours

Day 17:Drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Beshisahar : 8-9 hours

Day 18:Departure from Kathmandu


What is Included

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 14 nights’ accommodation during the trek in a twin shared lodge (tea house)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Ground transportation  from Kathmandu – Arughat by private  jeep and Arughat  to Soti Khola by local jeep. Similarly transport from Syange – Beshisahar by public jeep and Beshisahar – Kathmandu by private vehicle. 
  • All necessary paper works, including Special trekking permit for Manaslu Circit Trekking .
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Staff costs including their, Food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicines.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All Government and Local taxes

What is not Included

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Important Note:

The above information is a guide and standard template of our services. Our trips can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m) Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel. Meals: Dinner Included

Day 02Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation The exciting day begins with a cultural tour to various mediaeval sites in Kathmandu. You will drive to visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites - Pashupatinath Temple (the biggest Hindu shrine), Boudhanath (largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal), Swayambhunath (a fine Buddhist stupa at the hill top of Kathmandu) and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (an open museum and abode of Kumari). Coming back from the sightseeing, you will take part in a short briefing and trip preparation . Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast included .

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m) via Arughat (695m) : 8-9 hours After breakfast at hotel, we pick you up from the hotel and start to drive to Sotikhola via Dhading headquarter and Aarughat. First half of the road drive is excellent and pitched road. Then we drive through the gravel road to Aarughat. Sotikhola is 1.5 hour more to drive from there. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included .

Day 04Trek Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (900m) : 6 hoursThe first day of trekking, we begin the trek through the bank of the Budi Gandaki River. Sometimes we also walk through the woodland and sometimes through the sandy beach. Above the River, we walk through the winding path before reaching to Machha Khola. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 05Trek Maccha Khola to Jagat (1,410m) : 6 hours After breakfast, we walk by crossing the Machha Khola, and then pass Khorlabesi. We enjoy the natural hot spring at Tatopani. It is said that bathing in hot water removes various skin diseases. Then we walk through the woods and reach Dovan Khola, cross it, walk through the Budi Gandaki River and ascend to Jagat. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 06Trek Jagat to Philim (1700m) : 5 -6 hours It is pretty much long way to do but the trail is fine. We begin the trek through stone paved route and climb up to Sridibas. We have an opportunity to enjoy the panorama of Sringi Himal. Then we trek down to the River bank, cross the bridge and trek up to Philim. Then we pass Eklai Bhatti, cross the River and walk from the next side which gradually leads us to the Deng village. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included .

Day 07Trek Philim to Deng (2095m) : 5 hours Today, we trek down to cross the River, pass the ethnic Gurung village and ascend to the picturesque village. During this trek, we cross the River frequently by the suspension bridge. Some days twice or thrice too. We also pass the beautiful Mani walls and head gradually to the drier part, which is similar to the Tibetan highland. We reach Namrung for rest. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 08Trek Deng to Namrung (2,630m) : 5- 6 hours After breakfast, we pass the stone gate and a long Mani wall (the longest Mani wall of this region) to the Lho village. Peak 29 can be seen from the closer distance. Even the stunning view of Mt. Manaslu (8156m) which the world’s eighth tallest peak is also can be seen. If you like to explore more, then you can hike to the Pungen glacier. After that, we walk steadily to Sama Gaon. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 09Trek Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m) : 6 -7 hours After the altitude cross around 3000 meters, we need to take a rest day to acclimatize. We set a hike towards the Manaslu base camp or for a short hike, we visit the Pungyen monastery. Experience the ethnic culture and traditions that are close to the Tibetan culture. Back to Samagaon and rest. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included,.

Day 10Acclimatization Day at SamagaonAfter breakfast, we begin our excursion from Sama Gaon. We pass various picturesque villages of the Manaslu circuit route. After a 4-5 hrs walk, we reach to Samdo, a beautiful village of the Tibetan refugees. Here, we are very close to the Tibetan border. It takes only a day to be there. Enjoy your stay with the Tibetan refugee families. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included,.

Day 11Trek Samagaon to Samdo (3,690mt) : 3 hours Samdo is located over 3800 meters. If you feel it is necessary, we can take a rest here one more day. Exploring the ethnic culture and traditions of the villagers is awesome. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included,.

Day 12Trek Samdo to Dharmashala (4,450m) : 4 hours After breakfast, we proceed towards the stream, cross the suspension bridge and reach to Larkya Bazaar. The villagers have an influence of the Tibetan culture and habitations. Then we climb up to Dharmasala and head further to Larkya base camp. overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included,.

Day 13Trek Dharmashala to Bimthang (3,890m) via Larkya La Pass (5213m) : 7-8 hours This is a huge day in Manaslu Circuit trek. The Larke pass remains snow covered most of the time, which is also a challenging part of the trek. Through the steep rocky trail, we reach at the top (5160m). The spectacular views of Annapurna II (7937m), Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyagi Kung and Kang Kuru (6981m) can be explored from there. Then we trek down to Bimthang through the steep descend route. Take a rest there with high pass celebration. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included,.

Day 14Trek Bimthang to Tilje (2,300m) : 5- 6 hours It’s a steady climb down through the paddy field and forest. Passing the Karcha La, we walk through the rhododendron forest, gradually to the village of Tilije. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included .

Day 15Trek Tilije to Tal (1,700m) : 5 -6 hours Descending from Tilije, we walk through the stone paved trail and beautiful tiny settlements. We cross the Dudh Khola and reach the Thonje village. Then we walk through the Annapurna Circuit route and continue to Dharapani. Crossing the Marshyangdi River, we reach to Tal and a cascading waterfall lies at the backdrop. Overnight at Teahouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included,.

Day 16Trek Tal to Syange (1080m) : 6 hours The last day of the trek, we walk from Tal to Syange. We check-out from the ACAP office. The trail is stone stepped at the beginning and reach to Chamje. Through the steep climb down trail, we reach to Syange after passing Jagat. Overnight at Tea house. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included .

Day 17Drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Beshisahar : 8-9 hours Early morning, we will drive back to Kathmandu for about 8 hours and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club Overnight at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included .

Day 18Departure from KathmanduAdventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meals: Breakfast included.

Departure Note

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights, if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule, if the schedule dates are not suitable for you please contact us and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs.If any individuals / group don't want to join our other group we can comply to your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
10 September, 2018 27 September, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now
20 September, 2018 07 October, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now
26 September, 2018 13 October, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now
02 October, 2018 19 October, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now
07 October, 2018 24 October, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now
13 October, 2018 30 October, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now
18 October, 2018 04 November, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now
24 October, 2018 10 November, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now
30 October, 2018 16 November, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now
03 November, 2018 20 November, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now
12 November, 2018 29 November, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now
16 November, 2018 03 December, 2018 Available 1497 Book Now

Trip Note

NOTE: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Best Time to Trek to Manaslu 

Spring (February, March, April, May) and Autumn (October, November) are the best seasons for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature

FAQs

What are Trekking Trips?

Typically our trekking holidays involve 4–8 hours hiking per day, including a lunch stop. The trail varies from easy hiking on the lower elevation to the strenuous walking over 5000 meters in the Himalayas. A common misconception is that if you are a slow walker you may hold people back – not so! During the day group members often 'string out' and there will usually be an hour or two between the first to arrive and the last. You walk at your own pace and stop when you feel like it. There will be always our trekking guide at the front and rear ensuring no-one gets lost.

How is the Trekking Day?

Trekking Days are designed so that the walking is enjoyable and safe. The companionship of other trekkers and staff positive attitude creates a great company and many memorable events. The day begins early at around 6.30 in morning with a cup of tea. Before breakfast, pack your gears into duffle bag by keeping some essential things in your daypack. After breakfast, we are usually on the trail by 8.00 an and following a good morning's walk, we stop for lunch. About 1 - 2 hours lunch break that allows for the group meal, enjoy the surroundings and catch up on your diary or reading. We reach our camp or tea house by 4 pm as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. Having afternoon tea, side trips, games or other activities (optional) are generally organized. You can opt to relax, read, write a diary, explore the surrounding area and villages or sit and chat with staff and local people or fellow trekkers. Dinner is normally served around 7.00 pm.

Do you have airport transfer facilities?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.

Who are my guides? Are they trained and experienced?

Adventure Club Trek, being a professionally managed trekking company based in Nepal, we have a policy of employing competent Local Trekking Group Leaders and Guides, who cares the fragile environment, knows Nepal better and have empathy to porters and staff. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive Trek leader and Guide courses, wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training etc. to ensure that they are fully competent in all aspects of trekking, climbing, nature, and conservation, first aid to high altitude medicine. All of them have year's long trip leading experience and high dedication to rendering the qualitative services. Many of them have work experienced on international adventure travel companies.

How fit do I need to be?It's important to be ready for your trip or trek. Our treks are not "races" and you will enjoy them as walking holidays. They are suitable for most ages, depending on your level of comfort in walking and altitude. Most people of average fitness for their age could complete the adventure trekking in the Himalayas. On all holidays, physical preparation is useful and a flexible, open-minded approach is essential. You can take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the fascinating surroundings. First-time trekkers are concerned that they won't keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will have them in destination well before they would have expected. Trekking is not walking competition, but walking holidays at own pace. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. Altitude acclimatization is important. And in order to prepare for the thinner air in Nepal try to walk or jog around an hour a day for a few weeks before coming to the Himalayan region. The best preparation for trekking is cycling, swimming, and jogging, squash, tennis and long walks involving up and downhill.

How do I book a trek with you?

After choosing the trip you wish to join, the first step is to fill up the form available here (http://www.adventureclubtrek.com/book-this-trip.html). A deposit has to be made in order to confirm the reservation. All details will be emailed to you to make it easy for you to book. The next step is to book a plane ticket to Asia and then get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

Are the staff is being taken care of? What about Insurance?

We are committed to the welfare of our staff from Trek Leaders / Guides to Sherpas, Cooks, and Porters. We ensure good wages, salary, provident fund, proper insurance to the equipment and clothing needed for all staff including porters. They are our kith and kin as well as the backbone of adventure industry in Nepal.

Can I use credit cards during the trekking?

Credit cards are not accepted in during your trekking period so you have to use only Nepalese Rupees cash. In Kathmandu and other major cities, modern banking facilities are available.

Can I change the itinerary?

Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

What is the tea house /guest house like?

We book clean and comfortable tea house/guesthouse which we know very well. Our standard trips are based on twin bedded sharing accommodation. We can book a private room for you if you like, at an additional cost as per your requirements.

Do the tea houses have electricity so I can charge my electronic devices?

Most of the tea houses we get electricity facility in during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices.

Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan treks?

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have long-standing, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition, our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

We provide the full board meals while on trekking and climbing. We offer the open and choice Menu in our tea house trekking where you can select the food you like on your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the hygienic, plentiful and nutritious food. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables.

A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional bread. Plenty and healthy dinner comprises of soup, a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes etc as per your section and as available. Tea or coffee is also provided at all meals.

What currency should I bring to Nepal and for my trek?

It is impossible to buy Nepali Rupees outside of Nepal. You can change all major currencies in Kathmandu, and there are a lot of international ATMs. You should change/withdraw money before you start your trek as you will need Rupees everywhere outside Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan.

Do the porters and guides speak English?

All of our guides speak English some speak French and German. Most of the porters understand Basic English but do not speak it.

Can we meet the guides and porters before we leave?

You can meet the guides before leaving, the porters are all local to the area of your trek (this helps us to give something back to the local community) so you will meet them upon your arrival to your trekking gateway.

What happens if or someone else in the group gets altitude sickness?

 If any problem occurs it will be dealt with as suits the group. If the group is in a hurry we will split the group and one English speaking guide will remain with (or descend with) the person while the rest of the group continues with the other English speaking guide. If the group is not in a hurry, they can wait for a day or 2 while the person acclimatizes. Our guides all carry a first aid kit which includes Diamox, the drug used to treat altitude sickness. If there is a case of severe altitude sickness or any other emergency, we will call for an emergency helicopter pickup (paid for by your insurance company) and the person can be taken to hospital in Kathmandu, usually accompanied by a friend, or if they're traveling alone, an English speaking guide.

Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan treks?

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have long-standing, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition, our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled? Readily available?

Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per littler. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.

Do you provide any equipment while trekking?

Yes, we provide you sleeping bags, down jackets, tents, mattresses and kitchen equipment, all of the highest quality. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment, and climbing equipment is up to you. See our equipment list or email us for a specific list.

Is it cheaper to buy trekking gear in Nepal or in my home country?

Apart from shoes, you can pick up everything you need for a trek in Kathmandu for less than you'd pay at home.

Are any permits required for trekking?

It depends on trekking area you chose. Some trekking areas require a special permit for trekking, while as others require only permits to enter conservation or national parks. Most require a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. We handle all permits for you, so you have one less thing to worry about!

How much money should I bring along?

Our treks are all-inclusive. We cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible. Travelers generally bring a small amount of pocket money to cover bottled water, snacks, or tea beyond your included meals, souvenirs, tips, or donations to monasteries along the route (if you are inclined to give one). Trekkers find that around $20 a day is reasonable for these extras.

Can I get a refund if I don't finish the trek?

It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we cannot offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

What should I pack?

Your specific trek and the time of year during which you depart will greatly impact your packing list. A recommended outline of clothing and equipment is listed with each trek. In general, a down jacket, a warm fleece jacket, thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, and sturdy boots are recommended to wear, and a thermal sleeping bag, backpack, and camera are recommended for your kit. If you take any medication, this should obviously be a packing priority. Utilize common sense - you don't want to end up short-handed on the mountain, but over packing is undesirable. It's worth noting that just about anything you need in the way of trekking clothing and/or equipment can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu when you first arrive.

Will my mobile work while in Nepal?

If you want to take your phone with you, there is a good chance that it will work in most major cities. Check with your service provider before you go if they have a reciprocal agreement with the countries you are traveling to, and make sure you remember to get international roaming turned on. You can also get the local mobile Sim card in Kathmandu.

What are temperatures like during the day and night?

It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather condition in the Himalayas. Off course days are warm and nights are cold. There can be a snow or rain storms at any time. Between 1000 and 3500 meters the temperature could be as high as 20°C to 5°C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20°C to -10°C. During winter it is around 10°C colder. Good polarizing sunglasses (not trendy fashion one) for high altitude and large brimmed hat are really helpful. Expect the unexpected.

What communication options exist while trekking?

It varies. Mobile coverage is list expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different… did you know that 3G coverage is available all over Mount Everest? There is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage, however. Most trekking routes feature local VHF phones, but on the more remote trails, a satellite phone is the only option.

Can I get a refund if I don't finish the trek?

It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we cannot offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

Do you arrange private treks?

Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 50 at a time). Cost for the private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

Should I tip my guide? How about my porter?

While not mandatory, tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks. Your guides and porters will tremendously appreciate a small gratuity at the end of your trek, as these little extras go a long way towards helping their families. Tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for the team's hard work and devoted attention to your happiness.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

What about security during trekking?

Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping trek' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in the local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

Can you give me a description of an average day of trekking?

Depending on the day ahead we might wake up at 6:30 am, have breakfast at 7:00 am and leave at 8:00 am. However, for crossing difficult passes the day might start as early as 4:30 am. If you are going on a teahouse trek, we would stop for lunch any time from 11 am to 1 pm depending on availability of lodges. In the camping trip, the cooking team goes ahead of the rest of the group to get the lunch ready. After lunch, we might walk for another couple of hours or if the morning's climb was steep and we have reached the desired altitude we might stop for the night. At around 6 pm the dinner is served and in tea house trek most lodge dining rooms close for the night between 8 and 9 pm.

Start from   $1497 USD

  1. 18 Days
  2. Strenuous
  3. 2-12 people

Trip Code:ACT 48

Destination:Nepal

Best Month :March - May and Sept -Nov

Activities :Sightseeing, Trekking

Max.Altitude :5,220 M at Larkya La pass

Trek Style:TH (Teahouse /Lodge)

Accommodation :Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Teahouse during the trek

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking.

Transportation:Private vehicle & Jeep or bus

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