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Kanchenjunga and Lumba Sumba Trek 22 Days

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Introduction:
Kanchenjunga and Lumba Sumba Pass trekking adventure take you around nearly forgotten areas of far eastern corners of Nepal’s Himalaya range of the world 3rd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga, the 5th Mt. Makalu and Kumbhakarna. Kanchenjunga and Lumba Sumba Pass trekking lie beyond Kanchenjunga and Makalu Mountain range, in the hidden corners of Olung and Olungchung Gola areas, on the ancient trade route of Nepal and Tibet where the caravan of good exchange still exists.

The adventure leads you far and away from the main trekking route of Kanchenjunga, heading due north beyond warm paddy fields and within an enchanting mist-filled forest of lovely tall rhododendron, magnolia, pines, oaks and fir tree lines. This naturally isolated country, north of Kanchenjunga to Olung and Olunchung Gola, with high and scenic Lumba Sumba pass at 5,160 metres, finds in full bloom in springtimes of March to May. The high rolling green hills region is also beautiful in Autumn and Summer.

Kanchenjunga trekking package is valid for 2022 and 2023

Kanchenjunga and Lumba Sumba Pass trekking begin with a short flight to Bhadrapur and a beautiful drive to Ilam, the low land of Nepal, where the journey leads to high scenic hills to start our walk from the Taplejung area. The walking is always of great interest since it allows visiting rural farm villages of immense mix culture of Hindu and Buddhism and entering into the lovely forest to mountain villages of Olung/Olunchung Gola, unexplored areas by other main flow of trekkers. The Olung village falls on the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Eastern Nepal to Tibet, an impressive village for a rest day. From Olung, the trekking leads to cross over Lumba Sumba Pass to reach back into low, warm areas of paddy farms and villages.

Walking around lovely hill villages on almost forgotten trails by other travellers leads to the Makalu and Lumba Sumba trekking trail at Num village to end our marvellous trekking. From Num, a drive takes us around the warm low country of Arun valley at Tumlingtar to catch a short scenic flight back to Kathmandu, after a beautiful experience and adventure on Kanchenjunga and Lumba Sumba Pass trekking.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy walking on the hidden areas of far eastern Nepal in the shade of Mt. Kanchenjunga
  • Enjoy the most fascinating views of Kumbakarna, Makalu and Kanchenjunga mountain ranges.
  • Enjoy crossing and traversing high Lumba-Sumba-La from Kanchenjunga to Makalu region.
  • Enjoy walking from low, warm paddy fields to cooler alpine high hills within the protected dense forest.
  • Enjoy exploring mountain villages of great interest around Holung / Walungchung- Gola.
  • The best way to observe Nepalese rural and traditional village life and cultures of the eastern Himalayan shades.

Trip Profile

  • The total length of the trip: 22 days from arrival to the day of departure.
  • Number of the night in Kathmandu: 3 or 4-nights / visit UNESCO sites.
  • Trek starting point: Simikot.
  • Trek ending point: Simikot.
  • Daily Walk: From minimum 4 hrs to a maximum of 8 hrs.
  • A domestic flight in: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Simikot.
  • A domestic flight out: Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.
  • Highest elevation achievement: 5,160 metres Lumba Samba-La.
  • People/Culture: Higher area Sherpa and Bhotia people of Buddhist religion with traditional farm life, lower region is inhabited by mix tribes - Rai, Limbu, Magar, Tamang, Newar with Brahmin and Chettries of both Hindu and Buddhism religions with age-old heritage traditional farm life.
  • Accommodation: Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu, hotel on full board in Illam, and tented camps on full board basis on the trek.
  • Meals: Each day a wide variety of complete meal will be prepared and served by our mobile cook and kitchen staff.
  • Trip grade: Moderate to Adventurous.
  • Best season to trek: from the end of February to the mid-June and from the first week of October to mid-December.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.


Day 02: Rest and visit UNESCO sites

Day 03:Fly to Bhadrapur airport and drive to Ilam, 420m

Day 04: Drive to Sukhetar 1,490 m and trek to Mitlung 921m

Day 05: Trek to Chirwa 1,270 m

Day 06: Trek to Lung Thang 1,576m

Day 07: Trek to Holung / Walangchung-Gola 3,200m

Day 08: Rest day at Walangchung Gola

Day 09: Trek to Lumba Sumba base at 4,450m

Day 10: Lumba Sumba la 5,160m and to the base 4,550m

Day 11: Trek to Thudam 3,600m

Day 12: Trek to Kharka 2,850m

Day 13: Trek to Chyamtang 2,190m

Day 14: Trek to Hongoan 2,320m

Day 15: Trek to Hatiya 1,585m.

Day 16: Trek to Gola 1,128m.

Day 17: Trek to Gadhi Danda 1,180m

Day 18: Trek to Num 1,520m

Day 19: Drive back to Tumlingtar

Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 21: A contingency day

Day 22: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.


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 circuit guide will update you about the necessary formalities for your proposed trek. Then, depending on arrival time, you will have the choice of either nearby visiting shrines or resting back in your room.
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 02: Rest and visit UNESCO sites

Free day in Kathmandu preparation for the trek, or one can join in our tour around Kathmandu at places of interest as Kathmandu city and the valley steeped with world Heritage Sites.
  • Breakfast.
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 03:Fly to Bhadrapur airport and drive to Ilam, 420m

A 45 minutes flight and 4 hours’ drive.
In the morning, we take a short and scenic flight to Bhadrapur, low, warm areas of Nepal's far southeast Terai belt; during 1-hour flight, we can see a grand vista of the Himalayan range, including Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. On landing at Bhadrapur, we take an exciting drive past farm villages and towns to reach Ilam, a colder hill country, facing views of Kanchenjunga within its vast garden of tea. The Ilam area is famous for its tea and beautiful country facing the eastern Himalaya in the backdrop of the pine tree and beautiful tea plantation.
  • Breakfast.
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Sukhetar 1,490 m and trek to Mitlung 921m

A 6 hours trek.
In the morning, drive for a few hours to reach Suketar, the starting point of our trek located close to the main town of Taplejung. From Suketar, the walk starts further north to reach a small farm village at Mitlung for the first overnight camping.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 05: Trek to Chirwa 1,270 m

A 6 hours trek.
Morning walk follows a long downhill to Tamor River with a few short ups and downs to reach Sinwa village. From here descends to Tawa village, crossing several streams and walking past scattered farm villages, we reach the overnight camp at Chirwa. A moderate-sized village of mixed tribes includes Rai (Kirat tribe), some Magar, Tamang and Hindu Chettries, Brahmins with Dalits.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 06: Trek to Lung Thang 1,576m

A 6 hours trek.
From Chirwa, the morning walk takes you to Sekathum (Sukathum) village. We pass through a riverbank full of cardamom cultivation in the cool shaded areas of trees. From here, the trail climbs high over farm fields and with a short descending to overnight camp at Lung-Thang, a small farm village having a colder climate zone and cultural border changing from Hindu to Tibetan Buddhist.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 07: Trek to Holung / Walangchung-Gola 3,200m

A 6 hours trek.
Today, the trekking reaches Olung village, also known as Olangchung Gola, located on the Nepal and Tibet border trails, one of the region's largest villages. Situated on Old Trans Himalaya Salt and Caravan Route to Tibet, the trade still exists among the locals of this high region.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 08: Rest day at Walangchung Gola

Olung is a nice place for resting and exploring around. The native is known as Bhotia, and they are Tibetan natives practising Buddhism and culture. The locals still trade and barter on the Tibet border, exchanging goods from both sides. We will mainly visit the village and a monastery.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Lumba Sumba base at 4,450m

A 6 hours trek.

After a great time at Olung village and Ongchung Gola, morning walk to Tamor Khola and at the confluence of Dinsangba River, which later joins Tamor river downstream. Cross a small wooden bridge with a climb for three hours to reach Lumba Sumba ridge top, into rhododendron, pines, oaks and magnolia forest. From the top downhill to Dinsangba Khola, climb, passing several yak pastures with Kharka (cow shades) to reach a broad green valley. Continue to walk over the black rock to another valley and complete the day with an overnight stop on the grazing meadow.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 10: Lumba Sumba la 5,160m and to the base 4,550m

An 8 hours trek.
Today we start the day to cover a long day trek of about eight hours. First, a faint trail heads northwest to a stream flowing from the high rocky cliff edge, after a few hours of nice walk reach an icy pond, from here climb over a plateau beyond to the ridge top of Lumba Sumba-la pass at 5,160 meters, the highest pass of our trekking. The pass offers views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kumbhakarna Himal with Mt. Kanchenjunga range. From here, we take a long downhill of 600 meters to reach a wide valley and to camp on a large pasture field at 4,550 meters, the highest camping spot of the trip.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Thudam 3,600m

A 6 hours trek.

We walk towards the warmer area from the camp with a gradual descent. Enjoy a pleasant walk with a few short ups into the forest to reach Thudam, a beautiful village with Tibetan style houses as of Olung village built with stone and beautiful pine woods.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 12: Trek to Kharka 2,850m

A 5 hours trek.

Morning walk leads through a dense forest to a Yak herder's temporary shade and shelter. Then the trail leads into the thick bushes and tall trees, downhill to the river with an isolated yak herders camp for an overnight stop.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 13: Trek to Chyamtang 2,190m

A 7 hours trek.
Today is another long day walk of about seven hours. The trail starts with a short climb to a small village above a hill, high above the Arun River. From here, a few hours of climbing to a low pass and then with a long descent on muddy/wet trails to reach Arun River. Finally, cross a bridge and lead to a steep climb to overnight camp at Lhomi village and Chyamtang both villages are close to each other.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 14: Trek to Hongoan 2,320m

A 6 hours trek.

Morning walk on a moderate trail with few short ups and downs past scattered farm villages then reaching a village around large old landslides section of 2012 that damaged many houses and primary schools. From here, a pleasant walk leads to Hongaon for an overnight stop.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 15: Trek to Hatiya 1,585m.

A 6 hours trek
The walk leads to a warmer area to sub-tropical climate zone and downstream following Arun River fed from the glacier of Mt. Makalu and Baruntse Himal. Finally, the walk leads across farmlands, villages reaching the overnight campsite at Hatiya village, a popular village located on the Nepal / Tibet trade route.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 16: Trek to Gola 1,128m.

A 5 hours trek
After Hatiya, the trek leads through many small farm villages with beautiful terraced rice fields until Gola with several minor ups and downs.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 17: Trek to Gadhi Danda 1,180m

A 6 hours trek.
We are again back to a cultural and racial bridge, back to the villages of mixed tribes Kirat Rai, Magar, Gurung, Chettries, Brahmins and Dalits peoples. We then continue trekking through the villages full of life until we reach Gadhi Danda, where we will camp for our overnight stay. We get to enjoy the views of Jaljala and the rocky peaks of the Milke Danda area.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 18: Trek to Num 1,520m

A 3 hours trek.
The last day of our trek! The trail descends to farm fields for a few hours through many lively villages and low land farm fields to Num village, located on the Makalu basecamp route. It is a big village, recently connected by a motorable road.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 19: Drive back to Tumlingtar

A 4 hours’ drive.
We leave the hill farm village, take a drive to a high ridge at Chinchela village, and continue descending to the Khandbari, the headquarter town of Sankhuwasabha district of Makalu region a warmer zone. It continues further downhill to Tumlingtar, where we end our beautiful trekking to the far-eastern part of Nepal.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel


After breakfast, a short walk to Tumlingtar airport and board a flight to Kathmandu in the morning. Land at Kathmandu airport and get picked up to transfer to the hotel. Get distributed rooms - the rest of the day is free for you to rest and relax or if you wish, you could stroll around the high street of Kathmandu or spend time doing things of your choice, or you can also go shopping for your friends & family as a souvenir from Nepal.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Tented Camp.

Day 21: A contingency day

This is a reserve day to avoid possible delays and cancellations; if all goes well, as per the plan, this contingency day gets used with a guided city tour to see some of the amazing UNESCO sites of Kathmandu valley.
  • Full board.
  • Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 22: Departure

Have breakfast and have some relaxing free time for yourself. Our office representative and vehicle will arrive at your hotel to escort you to the airport at the indicated time. Drive to Kathmandu international airport (TIA); see off formalities, you will go through the immigration and departure.
  • Breakfast.

Cost

COSTS PER PERSON
NUMBER IN GROUP 3-Star Hotels 4-Star Hotels
2 - 3 Persons 2866$ 3016$
4 - 5 Persons 2510$ 2660$
6 - 7 Persons 2326$ 2476$
8- 10 Persons 2138$ 2288$
Single room supplement 320$ 470$

What is included

  • Airport pick up and departure services as per itinerary
  • 3 or 4-nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis, breakfast included
  • Kathmandu to Badrapur airfare (Tax included). Badrapur to Illam drive by Jeep
  • 1 Night Hotel in Illam on full board basis.
  • Guide, cook, kitchen boys, Sherpa helpers and the necessary number of porters/mules for entire trekking.
  • All required permits.
  • 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
  • A good sleeping bag for each member (if one requires)
  • A pair of a trekking pole for each member (if one requires)
  • A trekking duffel bag for each member (if one requires)
  • A satellite mobile phone for communication in an emergency
  • A kit box for first add medical purpose.
  • Num to Tumlingtar transportation.
  • A medical kit box for first aid medical purpose.
  • Tumlingtar to Kathmandu airfare (tax included).
  • Insurance and expenses of all local staff.

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 the above price includes 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:
Nepal has the most extensive altitude range of any country on Earth, from 65 meters in the Terai to 8848 meters on the top of Everest. Each altitude and vast valley have its weather problems. The weather is often stable in the spring and fall, and even the high passes may be free of snow. We can trek up to Everest Basecamp with simple running shoes with good weather. But one needs to be sufficiently prepared for any sudden weather changes. On a sunny and calm day, the temperature remains normal, 8 to 23 degrees, but if cloudy and windy, the temperature may drop to freezing in no time.

The best time is from mid-September to the end of January or mid-February to May. July and August are rainy months for Nepal, but each season has its affluence. The jungles will be lush to the rain forest, 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 tourist willing to travel to Tibet comes 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 is hot, and temperature may, at times, reach around 38 degrees. Still, Indian tourists visit Nepal to escape the heat in their lowlands during this season. 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 in the mountains and Terai. During this season, one may find ample rhododendron flower, 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 under snow cover. During this time, the temperature around the Everest Base camp will be -17 to -30 degrees (after sunset and before sunrise). During the day, the temperature rises around 5 to 11 degrees and more if sundrenched. Nepal is a sunny country, so the temperature is much better than in some European countries, America and Canada, even during the full winter. Many of them from those countries travel to Nepal to escape their cold weather and enjoy the sunny Himalaya Panorama.

Weather in Autumn:
September to November is generally the most stable weather season in Nepal, characterised by crystal clear blue skies and very little precipitation. The Autumn season is the best time to travel to Nepal, especially to enjoy the crystal clear mountain sceneries. Autumn is also a prosperous time; the country collects all its crops and falls several important national festivals such as Dhasain and Tihar, and several Buddhist mask dance festivals such as Manirimdu mask dance festival in Everest Region. The temperature starts dropping from mid-October and remains 0 to 22 degrees.

Weather in Winter:
December to February is generally the coldest month, temperature ranging minimum 0 to 22 degrees in Kathmandu to – 17 to -30 degrees at Everest Base Camp with a short daylight period. Above 2000 metres, the day remains sunny, and the night sky remains crystal clear, enabling to count stars. The country's southern belt, known as Terai, and the deep valley remain under a misty cloud until mid-day. From the end of January, frequent snowfall could expect in the hilly regions above 3,000 metres and deep mountain valleys. It is still an ideal time to visit Nepal because the mountain sceneries are wider. The famous destinations such as Everest and Annapurnas have fewer tourists, and the temperature is still much more favourable than many western countries. The temperature remains -17 (Everest BC) to 0 to 22 degrees (Kathmandu).

Weather in Spring:
Spring – March to May is Nepal's second-best trekking season, with a long daylight period. The mid-hill starting from 2000 to 3000 metres is generally beautiful with many 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, Bardia and Suklaphanta. It is also the primary mountaineering season, and more than 600 climbers reach Everest BC targeting Everest's summit. Clear days remain hazy, and may expect some thunders and light rains in the low land and light hailing above 1,300 metres above sea level. The temperature remains 11 to 21 degrees.

Weather in Summer:
June to August is the monsoon season of Nepal, the most important natural phenomenon to recharge the mountains, hills and terrains, feeding with a tremendous amount of snow and water. The preceding rainy months are July and August, and we may expect daily rains after the late afternoon with heavy rains at night. In the summer season, the forest turns to lush rain forests, and rivers get swelled to their full destructive strength. The country's southern belt, known as Terai, may suffer from the flood. Low land to hill terraces will be attractive with crops, and the high land valley gets carpeted with colourful flowers and beautiful streams. During these months, 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 these months to see rare flowers and butterflies of the Himalayas. The summer. is also the best time to trek in Mugu, Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo, Nar Phu and Upper Mustang regions and falls several festivals such as Janai Purnima, Gaijatra, Gaura Parba, Shree Krishna Janmasthami, Teej, Rishi Panchami, Indra Jatra etc. The temperature remains 13 to 38 degrees, and the average temperature remains 22 degrees.

FAQ

Where do we sleep?
In Kathmandu, we stay in comfortable 3-5-star hotels with private en suite bathrooms, category selectable, and in Illam, we stay in comfortable non-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 in 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 there will be time to obtain anything necessary if anything is missing.

Can I arrive early or extend my stay?
Yes, you can! All you need to do is tell us what your flight details are and how many extra nights you need, and we will book your hotel accordingly. Additionally, suppose you would like to arrange a program of activities either before or perhaps after the trek. In that case, there is a range of options to choose from, including the jungle safari at Chitwan national park or maybe 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?
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?
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 schemes 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, 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 in reasonable shape and 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 ideal.

Do I have to carry my pack?
We use porters to carry most of our equipment, so daily, you need only take a very light day pack that should contain no more than the camera, water bottle, a selection of snacks, and a warm or waterproof jacket. Everything else needs to pack into a large duffle bag and give to a porter each morning. The porter will carry the kit bag each day and deliver it 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. Suppose you experience symptoms of altitude that does not go away. In that case, you will be accompanied by one of our Sherpas to a lower elevation, where you should quickly recover or take a helicopter flight to Kathmandu. But such a possibility is rare if we follow the itinerary and walking rhythm set by our guide.

What currency do we need to pay for everything?
It would be best to have 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 the cost includes and excludes section. Still, you will need some extra money to bear the expenses, such as meals in Kathmandu, bottled drinks during the trek (Mineral water/Coke/Beer/Juice), laundry service, and a hot shower (the lodges does not include this service in the room!). 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 get?
A comfortable, full air-conditioned tourist vehicle (Car/Van/HiAce) as required by the numbers of persons travelling together.

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 a minimum of 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 before 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 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 team's group leader and sirdar/guide will make the final decision.

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Manaslu and Tsum Valley are some of the last remaining pristine valleys in the Himalayas and offer ancient living culture based on Buddhism and gorgeous scenery 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

Everest Base Camp Trek is at least a once-in-a-lifetime destination for travel lovers. These days Everest Base Camp Trek is an easily accessible Everest BC Tour, which once required at least a month to go and return. The proposed Everest Base Camp Trek also includes a night stop at the base camp

Annapurna and Everest Trek 21 Days

Annapurna & Everest Trek includes a beautiful trek combining Annapurna & Everest regions. The Annapurna & Everest Trek is a minimum once in-a-life-time-trek. The Annapurna & Everest Trek is an exclusive package that includes visits to historical sites of Kathmandu valley, Pokhara City and its panoramic viewpoints, short and beautiful trekking in the Annapurna region.