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Lower Dolpo Trekking 19 Days

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Lower Dolpo is the most visited area by trekkers in comparison to other trekking routes in western Nepal. Though the Lower Dolpo is the much less visited area compared to different trekking routes in Nepal, one of the main reasons should be insufficient information on the region and its relative inaccessibility and comparatively higher cost of the trekking service. But the Lower Dolpo or entire western Nepal offers a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of the different landscapes and cultures different from other parts of Nepal in the shortest of one’s journey.

Lower Dolpo Trekking Package is valid till 2023

The Lower Dolpo Trekking is also the least complicated and the most popular trekking to the west of Nepal. The journey passes through the main villages of Juphal, Tarakot, Tarap Valley and Shey Phoksundo and passes over its two high and beautiful passes, the Numila and Bagala. This protected remote and rugged area in the Lower Dolpo is scenic and culturally attractive and is the habitat of several rare plants and species of faunas in perilous conditions, much of which can be seen nowhere in the country. In this national park, you can see rare wildlife like snow leopard, wolf and blue sheep etc.

Trip Highlights

  • One of the best and shortest circuits of the Dolpo region
  • Less frequented by tourist compare to many trekking regions of Nepal
  • Walking into one of the best known national parks of the west of Nepal
  • Visit and experience the villages and life of Kham Magar and Tibetan tribes
  • Visit pre-Buddhist and present Buddhist monasteries
  • Cross two of the most famed passes of Dolpo region
  • See the most precious range of flora and fauna including various medicinal herbs
  • Enjoy the most magnificent Himalayan panorama including the Kanjiroba and Dhaulagiri range

Trip Profile

  • The total length of the trip: 19 days from arrival to the day of departure
  • Number of the night in Kathmandu: 4-nights / visit UNESCO sites
  • Trek starting point: Juphal
  • Trek ending point: Juphal
  • A domestic flight out: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal
  • Highest elevation achievement: 5,320 metres Numila Pass
  • Accommodation: Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and tented camps on full board basis on the trek
  • Meals: Each day a wide variety of complete meals will be prepared and served by our mobile cook and kitchen staff.
  • Trip Grade: Moderate to strenuous
  • Best season to Trek: from the end of March to the end of November

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightseeing and resting day in Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj

Day 4: Fly to Juphal (2475m) and trek to Roop Ghar (2,100m.), A 3 hours trek

Day 5: Trek to Chepka (2,720m.), A 5 to 6 hours trek

Day 6: Trek to Renje (2,840m.), A 4 hours trek

Day 7: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,640m.), A 5 hours trek

Day 8: Rest day

Day 9: Trek to Dajok Thang (4,075m.). A 3 hours trek

Day 10: Trek to Between Bagala and Numila Pass (4,650m.). A 5 hours trek

Day 11: Cross Numila Pass and trek to Tok-Kyu (4,240m). A 6 hours trek

Day 12: Trek to Do (3,944m.). A 3 hours trek

Day 13: Trek to Lahini (3,379m.). A 6 hours trek

Day 14: Trek to Tarakot (2,540m.). A 5 hours trek

Day 15: Trek to Dunai and Juphal, A 5-6 hours trekking.

Day 16: Extra Day

Day 17: Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu.

Day 18: Kathmandu

Day 19: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our personnel will be waiting at the Kathmandu international airport (TIA) to receive you with a traditional welcome. After checking into the hotel and refreshment, your guide of the circuit will update you about the necessary formalities for your proposed trek. Depending on arrival time, you will have the choice of either visiting nearby shrines or rest back in your room.
  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing and resting day in Kathmandu

Today we take a round of Kathmandu and Patan cities where one gets to see and experience fascinating aspects of Buddhism and Hinduism and many other charms. Those not willing on a rest while we finalize trekking area permits. O/N in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast included.
  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj

We take the flight to Nepalgunj in the far west of Nepal. This one hour's flight is quite remarkable since it traverses the entire length of the Nepal Himalayan west of Kathmandu, with superb views of Langtang, Manaslu, and Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri and finally to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is close to the Indian border and quite warm in comparison with Kathmandu. We check into the Hotel and the rest of the time is free.
  • Full board
  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 4: Fly to Juphal (2475m) and trek to Roop Ghar (2,100m.), A 3 hours trek

A 3 hours’ trek
After an early start we take the flight to Juphal, this takes about 45 minutes, and from the plane, there are superb mountain views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. At Juphal, we meet our trek crew, get introduced and stop for an early lunch. After lunch we continue the day, the trail descends to the Bheri River through terraced fields and then follows the gorge to Dunai. We camp at Roop Ghar, before Dunai, at the southern bank of Bheri River.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 5: Trek to Chepka (2,720m.), A 5 to 6 hours trek

A 5 to 6 hours’ trek
The usual start of the day is with bed tea at 6.00 am and away by 7 to 7.30 am. We cross the suspension bridge to the other side of the river until the confluence with the Suli Gaad that comes from Phoksundo Lake. The trail follows a steep valley with the raging river below with hillside covered with lush vegetation. Further up we reach the entrance to the Phoksundo National Park at the village of Hanke. Continuing another hour of walk, we cross the west bank past horse pastures to the village of Celas. We then trek upstream to another bridge and arrive at Ankhe Khola. Continue the trek, which climbs to a ridge at 2,700m and then descends to Chepka 2,670m where there are some shops.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 6: Trek to Renje (2,840m.), A 4 hours trek

A 4-hours’ trek
The usual start of the day is with bed tea at 6.00 am and away by 7 to 7.30 am. We cross the suspension bridge to the other side of the river until the confluence with the Suli Gaad that comes from Phoksundo Lake. The trail follows a steep valley with the raging river below with hillside covered with lush vegetation. Further up we reach the entrance to the Phoksundo National Park at the village of Hanke. Continuing another hour of walk, we cross the west bank past horse pastures to the village of Celas. We then trek upstream to another bridge and arrive at Ankhe Khola. Continue the trek, which climbs to a ridge at 2,700m and then descends to Chepka 2,670m where there are some shops.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 7: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3,640m.), A 5 hours trek

The Suli Gaad valley turns eastwards and becomes narrower. The trail continues with its ups and downs and reaches to its confluence of the Suli Gaad with Pungmo Khola. From here, the Suli Gaad is known as Phoksundo Khola. We cross a wooden bridge and arrive at Shey Phoksundo National Park Headquarter, at Sum-Dowa, now abandoned. We then follow the west bank and climb through big cedar trees and come to Palam, a winter settlement of people from Ringmo. The afternoon's walk up to Ringmo is delightful. A sheer cliff wall guards the upper valley which hides the lake until we reach some prayer flags at 3800m. Equally impressive is the huge waterfall, 330m.-high, down from the Phuksumdo Lake. The village of Ringmo and camp is on the opposite side of the village at 3,700 metres with impressive views of the lake and entire surrounding.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 8: Rest day

A rest day in Ringmo camped by the beautiful clear waters of Ringmo Lake. The nearby monastery is worth a visit. Visit the Pal Sentan Thasoon Chholing Gonpa; a Bon-Po Gonpa said to have d 60 generations ago. There are several various Gonpa owned by monastic communities and may be permitted to visit on request.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 9: Trek to Dajok Thang (4,075m.). A 3 hours trek

The final part of the trek sets out to explore the hidden valley of Tarap, one of the last bastions of Tibetan culture in Nepal. An easy day involving a couple of hours walks in the morning to a Yak grazing pasture by the Manduwa Khola. The path skirts along ridges hacked out of cliffs for the Yak caravans from Dolpo. The views down the Suli Gad and across to the Kagmara Lekh (in Nepali = High Land) are particularly impressive. The campsite is in a lovely spot called Dajok Thang, at 4,075 metres, below Kang Taiga at 5,916 metres.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 10: Trek to Between Bagala and Numila Pass (4,650m.). A 5 hours trek

Today is a very strenuous day crossing thee Basia Bhanjyang (Bagala La Pass) at 5,200 metres. It is also one of the most fascinating of the trek as we cross the watershed of the main Himalayan onto the dry Tibetan plateaus. Leaving the campsite the path turns north up the first obvious side valley and climbs steeply to the pass, which marked by a chörten and the usual Buddhist prayer flags. The views to the east and north are one of complete contrast to those of the previous days trekking. The mountain is orange and brown stretching out into Tibet to the north. The pass is often windy, and the descent is party rapid to the river below and our camp at 4,650 metres. The path to Shey Gonpa and Saldang is visible far into the barren landscape, etched out of the land, the footprint of thousands of Yaks and traders that made the journey north to south over the centuries the lifeline of Dolpo. At this point, we are only one day from the village of Shey, but access is not permitted. To enter this area a Special Permit with a minimum period of 10 days, paying $500 per person, is needed.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 11: Cross Numila Pass and trek to Tok-Kyu (4,240m). A 6 hours trek

The Tarap Valley is today's destination, and despite the climb to the Numila La, at 5,320 metres, the walk into this beautiful and wild Tibetan landscape is one of the highlights of the trek. A 3½-hour trail leads to the pass, and the view is indeed stunning. Mount Dhaulagiri I with the rolling Tibetan hills and the Kanjiroba Himal to the west are equally impressive. For an excellent 3600 panorama climb the small peak to the left of the pass. The path descends gradually into the Tarap Valley, and in two hours we arrive at the campsite at Tok-Kyu at 4,000 metres.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 12: Trek to Do (3,944m.). A 3 hours trek

Due to the opens of the Tarap Valley, the sun hits the tent early, giving a spring feel to the morning. The mornings' walk passes through the villages off Clumaga and Kagar, both extremely interesting with many Chörten, again both Bun-Po monasteries (the ancient pre-Buddhist religion) and Choba (orthodox Buddhist). There are six Gonpas in Dho, but we visit only the Kagar and Champa Gonpa.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 13: Trek to Lahini (3,379m.). A 6 hours trek

Leaving Dho, the Tarap Khola is followed for two hours, at first on its left bank, to a bridge where lunch usually get organized. From here another three to four hours, the valley becomes narrow with deep gorges crossed by innumerable small bridges. However, it is an exceptionally well-made path, one of the finest gorge paths in the region, offering an entertaining afternoon's walk.

The path through the gorge continues switching from the riverbank to way up the cliffside on some fantastic constructions! Around this area look out for Musk Deer, they are easily found grazing to hillsides. After a long morning walk, we reach a large clearing by the river at Lahini, which marks the end of the gorge. The path to Kanigaon at 2,700 metres is further 35 minutes of descent.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 14: Trek to Tarakot (2,540m.). A 5 hours trek

A 5 hours’ trek
We descend to Kanigaon and from the check post, head east for a few hundred yards to a well mad bridge which is crossed to the left bank of the Barbung Khola, into which the Tarap Khola now flows. We follow the river for another three hours to the village of Tarakot, where we stop.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 15: Trek to Dunai and Juphal, A 5-6 hours trekking.

We continue the descent along the Barbung Khola through a beautiful alpine valley to Dunai. Then further one and half hour final walk to Juphal airstrip. This evening is the ceremonial evening, to celebrate the happy end of the trek and to see off with the kitchen crews and porters.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 16: Extra Day

One extra day to use whenever or wherever the group may be needed. Otherwise, we will spend it in Kathmandu.
  • Full board service
  • Overnight stay in the tented camp.

Day 17: Fly to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu.

We take the flight to Nepalgunj and another connecting flight to Kathmandu. Arrive in Kathmandu and the rest of the time is free. We take the flight to Nepalgunj, for an afternoon's rest before flying on to Kathmandu the following day.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and afternoon resting hotel at Nepalgunj
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 18: Kathmandu

A free day or optionally take a guided city tour. The trip is over. In the evening we enjoy farewell dinner in one of the best local restaurant of Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast and farewell dinner.
  • Accommodation in Hotel.

Day 19: Departure

Have breakfast and have some relaxing free time for yourself. At the indicated time, our office representative and vehicle will arrive at your hotel to escort you to the airport. Drive to Kathmandu international airport (TIA), you will go through the immigration formalities and departure.
  • Breakfast included.
  • Accommodation on board.

Cost

COSTS PER PERSON
NUMBER IN GROUP 3-Star Hotels 4-Star Hotels
2 - 3 Persons 3434$ 3584$
4 - 5 Persons 3127$ 3277$
6 - 7 Persons 2947$ 3097$
8- 10 Persons 2732$ 2912$
Single room supplement 410$ 560$
HOTELS / ACCOMMODATIONS
CITIES 3-Star Hotels 4-Star Hotels
KATHMANDU Marshyangdi or similar Hotel Shanke or Malla
NEPALGUNJ Hotel Siddhartha Hotel Siddhartha
DURING TREK Tented camp Tented camp

What is included

  • Airport pick-up and departure services as per itinerary
  • 4-nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis, breakfast included
  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj / Juphal / Nepalgunj / Kathmandu airfare (Tax included)
  • 1 Night Hotel in Nepalgunj on full board and day-use room while flying back to Kathmandu on a full board basis
  • Guide, cook, kitchen boys, Sherpa helpers and the necessary number of porters/mules for entire trekking
  • All camping equipment such as a two-men domed tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, staff tent, toilet tent, hard and soft mattresses for each member and kitchen equipment for common use.
  • All necessary food and beverages for trekking
  • Lower Dolpo trekking permit and National Park entry fees
  • Insurance and expenses of all local staff
  • A good sleeping bag for each member (if one requires)
  • A pair of a trekking pole for each member (if one requires).
  • A small Medial kit box for first aid medical purpose.
  • A trekking duffel bag for each member (if one requires)
  • A satellite mobile phone for communication in an emergency

What is not included

  • Travel insurance (Should include helicopter evacuation and cancellation eventualities as well)
  • International air tickets
  • Nepal entry visa and visa fee (One can apply on arrival to Kathmandu airport)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages during the trek
  • Other charges such as usage of internet, telephone, laundry services.
  • Tips for Nepali staff/porters and those, not mentioned in above price include section.

Seasons

Nepal has four primary seasons:
1. Winter: December–February
2. Spring: March-May
3. Summer: June–August
4. Autumn: September – November

General Weather:
The best time is from mid-September to the end of January or from mid-February to the end of May. July and August are rainy months for Nepal, but each season has its affluence. The jungles will be lush to the rain forest, and the rivers will swell, the lowlands or the fields of the hills will be full of rice and other crops.

During these months, Japanese tourists and tourists from other countries, loving the high Himalaya flower, come to vista flowers. And most of the tourists willing to travel to Tibet come from May to mid-October. And we also have a lot of Spanish tourists touring and trekking in Nepal in these months.

During rainy months the parts of Terai may experience floods and travel during these months is hot and temperature may at times reach around 38 degrees, but during this season the Indian tourists visit Nepal to escape the heat in their lowlands. During the winter months, the part of Terai will be misty and may find under winter mist until late morning (11 a.m.).

The end of February to mid-May is the best time for flora and fauna both in the mountains and in Terai. During this season one may find ample rhododendron flowers, magnolia, wild orchids and birdlife. The weather predominantly remains fine in all parts of Nepal.

January February is winter, and from the end of January to February, the high passes in the mountain valley will be in the snow. During this time, the temperature around the Everest Base camp will be -17 to -35 degrees (after sunset and before sunrise). During the day temperature rises around 5 to 11 degree and more if sundrenched. Nepal is a sunny country, so the temperature, even during full winter, is much better than in some European countries, America and in Canada. Many of them from those countries travel to Nepal to escape their cold weather and to enjoy the sunny Himalaya Panorama.

NOTE
Best months to take this itinerary is from the second week of March to the end of May and from the first week of October to the end of November. However, this region can be trekked in summer season and find the region in a beautiful setting of nature.


Spring season:
March to May is the second-best trekking season in Nepal with a long daylight period. The mid-hill starting from 1,400 to 3,800 metres is generally beautiful with a lot of Rhododendron flowers, magnolia and full of wild orchids. It is also the best time to enjoy the bird and wildlife in all parts of Nepal and famously in its nature reserves such as Chitwan and Bardia National Parks. It is also the primary mountaineering season, and more than 600 climbers reach Everest Basecamp targeting the summit of Everest. Bright days remain hazy and may expect some thunders and light rains in the lowland and light hailing all around the country. The temperature remains -5 to - 10 at Everest Basecamp to 32 degrees in the Terai belt.

Summer season:
June to August is the monsoon season of Nepal, the most important natural phenomena to recharge the mountains, hills to terrains, feeding with a tremendous amount of snow and rainwater. The primary rainy months are July and August and may expect daily rains after a late afternoon with heavy rains in the night. In this season of the year, the forest turns to lush rain forests; rivers swell to their full limit or destructive strength. The southern lowland of the country, known as Terai, may suffer from the flood. Low land to hill terraces get attractive with full of crops, and the highland valley gets carpeted with colourful flowers and beautiful streams. During these months, from May, people travelling to Tibet including Mount Kailash from Nepal flock to its capital Kathmandu. Indian tourists and others living in the hot-lowlands enjoy travelling to Nepal to escape the heat in their parts. Japanese and many other tourists arrive in these months to sight rare flowers and butterflies of the Himalayas. Summertime is also the best time to trek in the areas of Mugu, Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo, Manaslu and Tsum Valley, Naar Phu and Upper Mustang regions. At this time of the year falls several important festivals such as Janai Purnima, Gaijatra, Gaura Parba, Shree Krishna Janmashtami, Teej, Rishi Panchami, Dumjee, Indra Jatra, Saka Dawa, and Tiji etc. The temperature remains 17 to 35 degrees, and the average temperature remains 28 degrees.

Autumn season:
September to November is the most stable weather season in Nepal, characterised by crystal clear blue skies and very little precipitation. Autumn is the most travelled season to Nepal, especially to enjoy the crystal-clear mountain sceneries. The Autumn season is a prosperous time; the country collects all its crops.

During autumn/fall, several important festivals such as Dashain, Tihar, and mask dance festivals such as Manirimdu in Chiwang monastery and Tengboche monastery of Everest Region. The temperature starts dropping from mid-October and remains 0 to 22 degrees.

Winter season:
December to February is generally the coldest months, temperature ranging minimum 0 to -2 degree in Kathmandu (after sunset to before sunrise) to -17 to -30 degrees at Everest Basecamp (after sunset to before sunrise), the winter's bitterest cold with a short daylight period. Above 1,500 metres the day remains sunny and the night sky remains crystal clear enabling one to count stars. The southern lowland of the country, known as Terai, and other lowland deep valleys remain under a misty cloud until late morning (11 a.m.). In this season, the southern lowlands of the country get beautifully decorated with mustard flowers and Papaya in ripe. From the mid of January, frequent snowfall could be expected in the hilly regions above 2,700 metres and into the deep mountain valleys. Wintertime is still an ideal time to visit Nepal; the mountain sceneries are wider all around the Himalayas, and famous destinations such as Everest and Annapurna with fewer tourists. The temperature is still much more favourable than that of many western countries. The nighttime temperature remains -17 to -30 degree (Everest BC) to -0 to -2 degrees in Kathmandu (sunset to sunrise). The daytime temperature remains -5 degree (Everest BC) to 8 to 15 degrees in Kathmandu.

FAQ

Where do we sleep?
In Kathmandu, we stay in comfortable 3-5-star hotels with private en suite bathrooms, category selectable, and in Nepalgunj, we stay in comfortable 3-star hotels with private en-suite bathrooms. While on the trek, we sleep in a comfortable camping tent (Ozark/Mountain hardware) with a hard and soft mattress for each. While camping treks there will be a dining tent with tables and chairs where you can sit and take meals. A kitchen tent gets set in every camp to prepare food.

What Equipment do I need?
You will need to bring appropriate warm outdoor clothing and a good pair of walking boots. A complete equipment list gets supplied when you sign up. Many of the necessary items can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu so don’t worry if you can’t buy everything where you live. The guides will check your equipment and clothing before departing from Kathmandu, so if anything is missing, there will be time to obtain anything necessary.

Can I arrive early or extend my stay?
Yes, you can! All you need to do is to tell us what your flight details are and how many extra nights you need and we will book your hotel accordingly. Additionally, if you would like to arrange a program of activities either before or perhaps after the trek, there are a range of options to choose from including the jungle safari at Chitwan national park, or perhaps white water rafting on one of Nepal’s spectacular rivers such as the Sun Kosi. Kathmandu has several not to miss UNESCO World heritage sites and to visit all of them with time require at least 3-5 days.

Do we join a group during trekking?
No, we do not join/mix groups in Nepal unless you come as a group. The numbers of persons coming together with you are a group and served privately.

Can I have a single room/tent?
Yes, you can! There is a single room occupancy supplement indicated in the price list.

What about insurance?
It is a condition of joining the trek that you have insurance in place which will cover you for the costs of medical treatment, cancellations, emergency rescue and repatriation to your home country. You must ensure that it provides cover for trekking to altitudes above 4000 metres and includes helicopter rescue. We do not sell insurance scheme so requires to manage on your own.

Do I need a visa?
Yes, you do. Everyone needs to get a visa for Nepal, but you can obtain it on arrival at Kathmandu airport. You will need to bring two passport photos and the appropriate visa fee, which is the US $30 for 15 days, US $50 for up to 30 days, and US $125 for 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry to Nepal.

How fit do I need to be?
Anyone who is in reasonable shape and in good health can accomplish this trek. Some days will be harder than others, but none require much more than 5 or 6 hours of walking each day, with a leisurely lunch stop to break up the day. There is no rush or need to ‘keep up, and you are free to walk at your own pace. We would recommend that you undertake some form of simple training in advance of the trek, such as a 30-minute walk each evening for a few weeks before the start of the trek. Another exercise, such as swimming, bicycling and playing tennis, is also ideal.

Do I have to carry my pack?
We use porters to carry the majority of our equipment so daily you need only take a very light day pack which should contain no more than the camera, water bottle, a selection of snacks and a warm or waterproof jacket. Everything else needs to be packed into a large duffle bag which will be given to a porter each morning. The kitbag will be carried by the porter each day and delivered to your lodge room each afternoon. You need to make sure you have everything you need for the day before giving your bag to the porter as it can be difficult to access while trekking.

Will I be affected by altitude?
Most of the trek takes place at lower altitudes where you are unlikely to notice anything other than mild shortness of breath at the beginning of the trek. As the days go by, you will gain acclimatisation and feel more adjusted to the higher altitudes. At a height above 4300 metres, one may experience a headache caused by the thin air and lack of oxygen, but these symptoms usually pass quickly. If you experience symptoms of altitude that does not go away, you will be accompanied by one of our Sherpas to a lower elevation, where you should quickly recover, where you should quickly recover, or take a helicopter flight to Kathmandu. But such a possibility is very rare if we follow the itinerary and walking rhythm set by our guide.

What currency do we need to pay for everything, material rent, purchases, etc.?
It would be best if you had Nepali currency, to pay for everything, which you can convert after you arrive in Kathmandu. You can bring in euro or dollar or any convertible foreign currency.

How much extra money should we allow on top of the package?
Most of the major expenses are included in the trekking package, please check what is include and what is not included section. Still, you will need some extra money to bear the expenses such as meals in Kathmandu and bottled drinks during the trek (Mineral water/Coke/Beer/Juice). In general, please, allow about 500$ per person which should be sufficient and some more or less as per personal habits while on a trip.

What kind of transport are we going to use?
A comfortable, full air-conditioned tourist vehicle (Car/Van/HiAce) as required by the numbers of persons travelling together in the major cities such as in Kathmandu. Between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, we fly in a 70-passenger ATR 72-500 aircraft, both way, and between Nepalgunj and Juphal (Dolo), we fly in a 19-passenger STOL utility aircraft or a (Do 228) twin-turboprop STOL utility aircraft.

What about the guide?
We provide government-certified local guides in any major international language you require. The guides are not only fluent in the respective language, but also have a good experience of the local culture and geography.

Do I need vaccinations to travel Nepal?
No vaccination is required to travel to Nepal, but we suggest consulting with your doctor before travelling. You can get a vaccination in Kathmandu but it is more comfortable if you get them before you travel.

How do I sign up?
All bookings need to be made through Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. and to secure your place we will require a non-refundable deposit of minimum US $400 or as indicated in the booking and payment conditions section.

Payment Options:
1. Bank Transfer -this is our preferred method. Payments in US Dollars should be sent to the following account:

Account Name: Annapurna Treks & Expedition
Bank Name: Nepal Investment Bank
Bank Address: Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal, PO. Box 3412
Account number: 001 611710T
Swift Code No.: NIBLNPKT

2. Payment by a Card - payments can only be processed in Nepalese rupees (NPR), so if you wish to pay by card, we will convert the dollar amount to a Nepalese Rupees equivalent at the prevailing exchange rate. Card payment is accepted only on your arrival into the country. There will be a 3.5% service fee on top.

Booking Payment Conditions

Booking and payment conditions
As soon as we have your Booking, with a specific program and more or less number in the group, we will release an invoice of 400$ per person for the confirmation deposit.

1. The final confirmation will require at least three months in advance of the tours commence with 50% of the tour payment.
2. The final and total payment will require at least 25-days before the program commences.
3. The banking transaction charges of each time payment will be needed to be borne by the sender, and a net amount of the total amount will require deposited in the company account.

Trip Cancellation
To compensate for the administrative charges, and other expenses in dealing with the booking process, the following cancellation fees will be charged.

  • Cancellation after the confirmation - loss of the deposit
  • Cancellation 45-days before trip commences - 20% of the total cost
  • Cancellation 25-days before trip commences - 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellation less than 21-days before the trip commences - 70% of the total cost
  • Cancellation after arrival or during the trip - 100% of the total cost
Responsibility
We, Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd., accept responsibility for ensuring that the services booked with us are as close as possible to the itinerary outfitted in our mutual understanding. You agree and understand that it may be necessary to adjust the program due to unforeseen factors. In such a case, the group leader and sirdar/guide, in the team, will make the final decision.

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Manaslu and Tsum Valley are some of the last remaining pristine valleys in the Himalayan and the Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking offer culture, religion and adventure combined with great walks through its nature-filled deep valleys.

Around Manaslu Trekking

The Manaslu Trekking offers a variety of trekking options. The popular Manaslu trekking route of 177 kilometres, skirts the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna circuit trail. The Nepalese Government only permitted trekking of this circuit in 1991.

Everest Base Camp Trek, 17 Days

The Everest Base Camp Trek is at least a once-in-a-lifetime destination for most travel lovers. In our days the Everest Base Camp Trek is an easily accessible destination which once required at least a month to go and return. The proposed Everest Base Camp Trek also includes a night of sleep at the basecamp

Annapurna and Everest Panorama Trek 21 Days

This package includes a beautiful trekking trail combining Annapurna and Everest Region as an Annapurna and Everest Panorama Trekking. The Annapurna and Everest Panorama Trek is an exclusive package that includes visits to historical sites of Kathmandu valley, a visit of Pokhara City and its panoramic viewpoints, a short and beautiful trekking in the Annapurna