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Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Highlight

  • Arrival & departure transfer by a private tourist vehicle
  • Exploring Kathmandu valley listed on world heritage sites.
  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom
  • Driving scenic Lake city of Pokhara, visit Barahi temple and boating at Lake Phewa 
  • Walking through Kali Gandaki River to Kagbeni and Muktinath
  • Excursion to Forbidden kingdom of Mustang
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas 
  • Fascinating views of the Himalayas
  • Visiting the capital of Mustang “The Lo Manthang"
  • 16 nights’ accommodation

About Trip

Upper Mustang Trek is one of the most starkly beautiful and culturally fascinating regions in all of Nepal. Lying north of Kagbeni and Muktinath (both in the Annapurna region), it reaches up to the very borders of the "Roof of the World”, as Tibet is called.  Mysterious, exotic Upper Mustang was virtually inaccessible until 1992, but in recent years it has been discovered by adventuresome trekkers seeking exposure to authentic cultural and artistic traditions that are still so well-preserved here. 

After arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal's historic capital, you will have some time for sightseeing, but as with all of our treks, we will be sure to review clothing and trekking gear needed for a safe and enjoyable trek. We will also provide all special passes and permits required for your exploration of this restricted region.  After driving to the scenic lakeside city of Pokhara, we fly the next day to Jomsom and then trek three to four hours to medieval Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang Trek. Kagbeni offers an ancient Buddhist Gompa (monastery) dating back to 1429 which you may wish to visit, time permitting.  From historic Kagbeni we then head north along the Kali Gandaki River.  Passing through a number of villages before arrive at the walled city of Lo Manthang, here there are several ancient gompas which you may visit, as well as the impressive King’s Palace right in the center of the city. Lo Manthang also offers some good shopping for handicrafts as well as opportunities for some interesting day hikes.

Upper Mustang Trek, for many, is not much in contact with other parts of Nepal and creates an environment of delightful mystery which is unique in that it makes the Mustang trek even more enchanting due to its natural isolation. The festivals in this kingdom are religious in characteristics and the biggest is the Tiji festival which is celebrated with great pomp & gaiety. The unusual landscapes of this Himalayan desert give trekkers an amazing experience as you get to see deep ravines with solid rock shelves in the backdrops of silver gray peaks that glitter in the sunshine and turn to the color of gold on moonlit starry nights. It's just amazing!!

After passing two days in Lo Manthang we head south, making our way back to Kagbeni and then to Jomsom.  Flying from there to Pokhara, we will have the rest of the day to explore this beautiful city, of which we had a mere taste at the beginning of our trek.  The next day we bid Pokhara adieu and drive back to Kathmandu for our farewell dinner before flying home the next day.      

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Day to Day Itinerary

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

Day 02:KATHMANDU: Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) : 6-7 hours

Day 04:Fly to Jomsom (2,700m) and trek to Kagbeni (2,858) : 3 -4 hours

Day 05:Trek Kagbeni to Chaile (3,050m) : 5- 6 hours

Day 06:Trek Chaile to Geling (3,500m) : 6 -7 hours

Day 07:Trek Geling to Charang (3,620m) : 5 -6 hours

Day 08:Trek Charang to Lo Manthang (3,700m) : 5-6 hours

Day 09:Exploration Day at Lo Manthang

Day 10:Trek Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3,810 m) : 6 -7 hours

Day 11:Trek Drakmar to Shyangbochen (3,800m) : 5- 6 hours

Day 12:Trek Shyangbochen to Chhusang (2,980m) : 6 hours

Day 13:Trek Chhusang to Muktinath (3,800mt) : 6 -7 hours

Day 14: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2,700m) : 6 hours

Day 15:A 30- minutes dramatic flight back to Pokhara

Day 16:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu : 6 -7 hours

Day 17:Departure from Kathmandu


What is Included

  • Arrival and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a two-star hotel in Pokhara on B/B basis
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara) with airport departure taxes.
  • All meals  (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners) during the trek.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • 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)
  • Staff costs including their Salary, food, accommodation, transportation, medicine and domestic airfare.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion)
  • Upper Mustang Trek Special  Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you wish to stay more than 10 days in the restricted area, you are subjected to an extra charge for extra. days (US$ 50 per day/per person).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, first aid kit and trekking map
  • 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 and Pokhara.
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • 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.
included Meals: Dinner

Day 02KATHMANDU: Sightseeing and trek preparation The exciting day begins with a cultural tour to various medieval 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.
included Meals: Breakfast

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) : 6-7 hours We will take a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The road is winding and the lush vegetation will attract you along with the Himalayan views. It takes approximately 6 hours to reach there. It is a city of lakes and natural wonders. You can enjoy the boating on Phewa Lake on the same day. Overnight at hotel.
included Meals: Breakfast

Day 04Fly to Jomsom (2,700m) and trek to Kagbeni (2,858) : 3 -4 hours After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for the short but spectacular mountain flight to Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang. On arrival at Jomsom, we meet our crew members and after doing some sorting and packing arrangements, we begin our trek to Kagbeni. The trail follows the right bank of the Kali Gandaki River and crosses several side tributaries, mostly crossed by simple bridges and finally reaching at Ekley-Bhatti village (2,740m) where we have lunch and continue walk to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni, interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. Overnight at Teahouse.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 05Trek Kagbeni to Chaile (3,050m) : 5- 6 hours We begin the trek to Upper Mustang from Kagbeni with a restricted area trek permit check up. Then we follow the Kali Gandaki river bank, which is the sandy and windy trail. Crossing the narrow alley, we reach to Tangbe village. The surprising scenery includes white washed Tibetan Buddhists’ houses and fluttering prayer flags. The trail is also dotted by the barley and buckwheat farms. Steadily, we reach to Chele. Overnight at Teahouse.
included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06Trek Chaile to Geling (3,500m) : 6 -7 hoursAfter breakfast, we begin the trek via Eklai Bhatti and ascend to Taklam Pass (3624m). The spectacular views of the Tilicho Peak, Damodar Kunda and others can be seen from the top of the pass. Trekking down to Samar, we head further to Geling. Overnight at Teahouse.
included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 07Trek Geling to Charang (3,620m) : 5 -6 hours After breakfast, we begin the walk pleasantly, cross the stream and ascend towards the upper section. You can see a long Mani wall. We can foresight the cultural prosperity of the people of Upper Mustang. Tsarang is located at the eastern location, at the top of the Tsarang Chu canyon. We take a rest there and explore the monastery, which is red in color. Overnight at Teahouse.
included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 08Trek Charang to Lo Manthang (3,700m) : 5-6 hours With the breathtaking views of Annapurna, Tilicho and Bhrikuti peak, we trek down to the canyon and cross the river. Then we walk up continuously and reach to the Lo Pass (3850m). From here, the first sight of Lo-Manthang comes to your sights. Then we trek down to the base and walk further to the stone walled town of Lo-Manthang. Overnight at Teahouse.
included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 09Exploration Day at Lo ManthangToday, we have a busy schedule. We set out for the excursion and explore the medieval monasteries, chhortens and caves. We visit the Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar Gompa. There are some other monasteries that could be visited optionally as Champa Lakhang, Red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and others. Then we come back to Lo-Manthang. Overnight at Teahouse.
included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10Trek Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3,810 m) : 6 -7 hoursYou have an option of either retracting from the same trail or choosing next trail to reach Jomsom. Mostly, you may choose the new trail rather than repeating the same scenery and already explored trail. So, we lead you through Dhakmar via Gyakar. On the way, we can visit the Ghar Gompa, which is more than 1200 years old. It is also believed the wish fulfilling place. Overnight at Teahouse.
includedMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11Trek Drakmar to Shyangbochen (3,800m) : 5- 6 hoursThe trail now descends, passing the stone walls and fields of Drakmar before climbing to a ridge. It further descends to the lower part of Ghami and then to Jaite (3820m), dropping again to Chhung-Kah. We continue to Tama Gaon (3710m) and down to Shyangmochen. Overnight at Teahouse.
included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12Trek Shyangbochen to Chhusang (2,980m) : 6 hours The day’s hiking trails are on the rougher side with scary slips and detours. However, you will proceed carefully towards Chhuksang, a village by the Kali Gandaki River. Overnight at Teahouse.
included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13Trek Chhusang to Muktinath (3,800mt) : 6 -7 hours Today we will follow the stream, pass Chhusang village and make a short steep ascent onto the valley floor. We keep ascending until we reach a small pass from where we can see Muktinath and the red painted Buddhist Monasteries. After traversing the pass, we drop down to the stream and cross via a suspension bridge. We ascend for a while and walk through the villages to Muktinath. This route is very popular for the Fossil stone “Saligrams” which is mainly found between Tetang and Gyu La Pass (4077m). It also offers a terrific 140-degree view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Himalayan range. Overnight at Teahouse.
included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2,700m) : 6 hours Muktinath is one of most significant destination for Hindus pilgrimage. It also holds an important place for the Buddhists. In the morning, we visit the Muktinath Temple of the Lord Vishnu. For the Hindus, the region is a "Muktikhsetra" or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery near by. Also, enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religious harmony in Nepal. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom. Overnight at Teahouse.
included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15A 30- minutes dramatic flight back to PokharaEarly in the morning, we take a picturesque Himalayan flight with the views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Himchuli and others. Then transfer to the hotel. As your choice, we take you for the sightseeing tour. Davis falls, Mahendra cave, international mountain museum, and the world peace Stupa are some of the wonderful sights to see. Then you can enjoy boating on the Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel.
included Meals: Breakfast .

Day 16Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu : 6 -7 hours Early morning, we will drive back to Kathmandu for about 6 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.
included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner .

Day 17Departure from KathmanduAdventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
included Meals: Breakfast

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 with 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  
23 November, 2017 09 December, 2017 Guaranteed 1928 Book Now
27 November, 2017 13 December, 2017 Guaranteed 1929 Book Now

Trip Note

Flight Delay in Jomsom

Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such case, Adventure Club Trek will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.

The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of cancellation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.

NOTE: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling 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 the 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 Upper Mustang

From April to November are favorable months to trek to Upper Mustang. Upper Mustang is a rain Shadow area, thus, we can do trekking in this part of Nepal even in the monsoon season (mid-June-mid Sept), while during monsoon, trekking in popular trails of Everest and Annapurna is not recommended.

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 p m.

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 sign board 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 on 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 in 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 down hill.

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 tea houses 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   $1929 USD

  1. 17 Days
  2. Moderate
  3. 1-12 People

Trip Code:ACT 43

Destination:Nepal

Activities :Cultural Excursion, Trekking

Best Month:March to May and Sept to Nov

Max. Altitude:3,810m/12,500ft at Lo-Mangthang

Trek Style:TH (Teahouse / Lodge)

Accommodation:3-star hotels in Kathmandu / Pokhara and Teahouses during the trek

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek

Transportation:Private vehicles & Domestic Flight

Activity Per Day:Approx 4-6 hours walking

Trip Start/ Finish:Kathmandu

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