Tharpu Chuli and Annapurna BC Trek 18 Days


The package Tharpu Chuli and Annapurna BC Trek is a beautiful circuit of the southern loop of the Annapurna Range. The Tharpu Chuli or Tent Peak in the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary is a trekking peak climbed during a trek by trekkers. The Tharpu Chuli or the Tent Peak does not require a climbing permit but requires an experienced Sherpa Mountain Guide.

Other walks in the Annapurna region are to the Annapurna sanctuary, the base camp of the southern face of Annapurna I. The Annapurna base camp trek offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, with fascinating glimpses of Nepalese life in mid-Hill. The prominent ethnic group in this region is Gurungs, who produce famous Gurkha soldiers who serve in the Nepal Army, British Army and India Gurkha Army. Witness the indigenous way of life and sample of Gurung’s hospitality in the many teahouses along the way.

The days of the itinerary is based on the arrival and departure to the Kathmandu International Airport. You will spend an entire day in Kathmandu, both at the beginning and end of the trekking. This free day gives you time for an informative meeting, orientation and sightseeing, and time for those who cannot resist souvenir shopping. Between Kathmandu and the beginning point of the trek is by a short internal flight or drive. Both options take us quickly away from the city and towards the foothills. Then, the walks follow a well-established daily routine based on an early start, moderate daily distances and stable and easy guided walking. This walking ration allows us much time to enjoy the views, talk to people, take essential pictures, and even paint.

Tharpu Chuli and Annapurna Base Camp trek package for 2022 and 2023

The trip itinerary also includes a full day at the Annapurna base camp itself so you can fully experience the greatness of the Annapurna sanctuary, one of the most magnificent places in the Himalayas. Stand at the foot of the impressive south face of Annapurna, one of the fourteen peaks of 8,000 metres in the World and the first to be conquered in 1950 in the history of humankind. Learn about the famous early climbs, triumphs and tragedies, and get close to Machhapuchhare, the fish-tailed mountain, one of the most impressive peaks of the Himalayas.

This itinerary also includes a 5,500 metres Tharpu Chuli peak climbing, just in the Annapurna Basecamp. Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak, with a height of 5,500 metres above sea level, is situated in the heart of the Anapurna Sanctuary. It is a beautiful mountain, part of the ridgeline, south of the Glacier Dome. It includes the Singu Chuli and acts as a central divider between the semi-circle of the peak, including the Annapurna Sanctuary. Apart from being a fantastic climb Tharpu Chuli also offers one of the most outstanding viewpoints of the Annapurna massive. Tharpu Chuli mountain was nicknamed Tent Peak by Jimmy Roberts in the 1950s. This mountain does not require permission but requires an experienced guide and three additional days on the trekking programme.

The return route follows the Modi Khola gorge back to Chhomrong and climbs up to Ghorepani, one of the best lookouts of the Annapurna region and one of the most preferred short trekking destinations in Nepal without seasonal barriers. The trek ends at Hile, the Ghorepani trek starting point for many, the road head and returns to Pokhara for a well-deserved lunch by the lake. Having returned to Kathmandu at the end of the itinerary, optionally, we may take a short early morning flight to see Mount Everest, an appropriate way of rounding off this quintessential Himalayan trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Annapurna region is the first region in Nepal permitted for trekkers.
  • Annapurna is amongst the top ten destinations of trekkers in the World.
  • See the beauties of the first eight-thousand mountain climbed by humankind on the earth.
  • Enjoy the most beautiful mountain views of Annapurnas, Lamjung and Dhaulagiri in a single shortest trek.
  • Experience mountaineering in the Himalayas and a tented camp in the heart of the Himalayas.
  • Enjoy the fauna and flora in the Annapurna Conservation Area, one of the unique and safe sanctuaries for many endangered mountain animals.
  • Enjoy a beautiful landscape full of rhododendrons, Magnolia and orchids (April-May).
  • Experience the culture, life and religion of multi-ethnic groups within the shortest period.
  • Admire the breathtaking sceneries standing at Annapurna Basecamp, on top of Tent Peak, and from many points throughout the trekking and tour.

Trip Profile

  • The total length of the trip: 18 days from arrival to the day of departure.
  • Number of the night in Kathmandu: 4-nights/visiting UNESCO sites.
  • Trek starting point: Pokhara.
  • Trek ending point: Pokhara.
  • Daily Walk: 3 to 6 hours.
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu.
  • Highest elevation: 5,500 metres the Tent Peak.
  • People/Culture: The southwestern region of Annapurna Mountain is the home of the Gurung and Magar community (Mongolian origin people), having a very ancient history and practising both Tibetan Buddhism and Hinduism. Kathmandu and Pokhara are major cities and homes of all caste and religions, dominated by Hindu and Buddhist beliefs.
  • Accommodation:Star Hotels (Category selectable) with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Tea-house Lodge on a full board basis on the trek, and tented camp on full board basis during Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) expedition.
  • Meals: There is an open menu in each meal and in each tea-house lodge to choose from clients during the Tea-house lodge trek and an elaborate meal prepared by our mobile cook and kitchen staff during Tharpu Chuli Expedition.
  • Trip grade: Moderate to strenuous.
  • Best season to trek: from the third week of March to May and from the first week of October to the second week of December.

Short Itinerary






DAY 06: TREK TO DOVAN 2,511m.




DAY 10: TREK TO THARPU CHULI (TENT PEAK) BASECAMP 4,250m., A 4-hours’ trek.



DAY 13: TREK BACK TO BAMBOO 2,324m. A 6-7-hours’ trek.






Detail Itinerary


Our personnel will be waiting at the Kathmandu international airport (TIA) to receive you with a traditional welcome. After the meet and greet formalities, we drive to Nagarkot. The village of Nagarkot, the highest point in the Kathmandu Valley, 2,175 meters above sea level, lays 30-Kilometers to the east of Kathmandu and northeast of Bhaktapur. Nagarkot is a popular tourist destination.

The village has a great panoramic view of the east Himalayas: Manaslu 8,156m., Langtang 7,246m., Choba Bhamre 6,016m. and even Everest 8,848m. The scenery is particularly memorable at the end of the day when the sun slowly sets beyond the horizon, and the mountains glow in the evening light.
  • Stay overnight in the hotel.


Most visitors to Nagarkot wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise and enjoy the heavenly view of the first rays of the sun that strikes the tops of the giant white peaks. You can witness the dramatically changing colour of the mountain range from grey to silver to gold. Both sunrise and sunset views are truly breathtaking. Sometimes the lower valley remains under a thick cloud, setting off the mountains high above them.

After breakfast, we drive to Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon (literally "City of Devotees"), which is truly a living museum. There is the 55-windowed Royal Palace, the temple of Taleju, the palace of the Kumari, the temple of Pasupati, the main square of Tanmadhi Tole, Nyatapola (the temple of the Five Pagoda Roofs, the tallest such in all of Nepal), the temple of Akash Bhairab (the second most important temple of Badhgaon). We also visit the square of Dha Hateya and the Square of the Potters. The UNESCO recognizes Bhaktapur as a World Heritage Site. Take a hearty lunch in one of the restaurants housed in a medieval building.

After lunch, we set off to Pasupatinath temple: Pasupatinath is considered one of the holiest of Hindu shrines. Pasupati has remained the presiding deity of all Hindu Nepalese royalty. The precinct occupies an area of 281 hectares. The main temple, displaying a golden tiled roof, is off-limits to non-Hindus. To view the main temple and its few main gates, you must cross the river and climb steps to the terrace lying opposite. Along the way, you may come across Hindu sadhus and Santas there on a pilgrimage. These ghats (cremation group) along the Bagmati River are where the bodies of recently deceased Hindus of the Valley cremated.

In the evening, the trip ends at Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhanath, located about 8 kilometres from the centre of Kathmandu, is one of the World's largest stupas. The base of the Stupa is composed of three successive mandalas, geometrical representations of the cosmos. The base itself represents the element earth, the dome on top of it symbolizes water, the cube represents fire, and the pinnacle represents air. Finally, the culminating flame symbolizes ether. This great Stupa is much like Swayambhunath except for its pinnacle. Also, it is much bigger and lies on the valley floor. This Stupa is said to have been built in the 4th-century a.d. The site attracts many Buddhist pilgrims from all over the Himalayan region and worldwide.
  • Breakfast.
  • Stay overnight in the hotel


In the morning, at around 9 o'clock, we drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to board the domestic flight to Pokhara. It is a short, forty minutes flight. On arriving at Pokhara, we could see the entire Annapurna range. In continuity, we then drive to the trek starting point called Kande. We leave the vehicle and start walking to our first destination, called the Australian camp, which is about two hours walk. This walk gives an idea of how the trekking will be for the following days. Weather permitting, we will have magnificent views of the mountain and its surroundings.
  • Full board.
  • A 40 minutes’ flight, 1 hours’ drive and 2 hours trek
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


Start our walk to Landruk, which is below Australia camp. Today we have a bit of uphill walking and the rest mostly downhill. We enjoy a beautiful walk for about 3 hours before lunch and about 2 hours after lunch. We walk through scattered villages till we reach Landruk. There is a good view of Annapurna South and Hiumchuli and the Gandruk village across the valley.
  • Full board.
  • A 5-hours’ trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


The trail descends to the river. It crosses a bridge, and the path now climbs steeply, making us high above the river. Finally, we reach Jhinu Danda for our lunch. There is also an option of going for a natural hot spring bath, which is 20 minutes down from the teahouse. From Jinu, we make a short trek to Chhomrong, a village of Gurungs. From Chhomrong, there is a fine view of Annapurna south and Hium-Chuli and its glacier. The people of here take herds to the Annapurna sanctuary in summer. Most of the men of this valley serve in the British army, and the rest depend on farming, animal herding and lodge and restaurant business.
  • Full board.
  • A 4-hours’ trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 06: TREK TO DOVAN 2,511m.

Start trek to Dovan. After leaving Chhomrung, the mountain views disappear, and the trail climbs high above Modi River, passing through tiny settlements to Sinuwa. Then we'll enter the forest of Bamboo, rhododendron, pine and Spruce up to Khuldighar and descend to Bamboo. Bamboo is the name of a hotel and, of course, because of its bamboo forest, but no hotel is built using Bamboo. From Bamboo, there are no scenarios of mountains and surrounding hills because it locates in a deep valley basin.

Then the trail climbs through bamboo and rhododendron forest till Dovan, where we spend our overnight stop.
  • Full board.
  • A 6-hours’ trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


The morning initiates through a peaceful jungle till Himalaya Lodge. The sceneries get limited around the narrow valley because of the deep Modi Khola gorge and 7000 thousand metre peaks guarding both sides of the valley. We stop at Himalaya for a good lunch and rest and in the afternoon take an easy one hour walk to Deurali. The trail from Himalaya climb up to Hinku Cave and traverses to Deurali.
  • Full board.
  • A 4-hours’ trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


Start trek to Macchapuchhare base camp. From Deurali, enjoy an easy trail at this altitude with a fine panorama of the Annapurna Mountains. The trail mostly leads the Modi River to MBC.
  • Full board.
  • A 3-hours’ trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


Today we enjoy short and scenic trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp, our dream destination. Once we are at the Annapurna Basecamp, a heavenly view surrounds us in all directions. We have half a day's rest at camp. We can climb to some higher parts for a better view and acclimatization upon our choice. If time and weather permit, we enjoy an accumulation of the mountain masses.
  • Full board.
  • A 2-hours’ trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.

DAY 10: TREK TO THARPU CHULI (TENT PEAK) BASECAMP 4,250m., A 4-hours’ trek.

We walk alongside the Annapurna glacier, crossing over moraines and a bridge, to Tent Peak base camp.
  • Full board.
  • A 4-hours’ trek.
  • Accommodation in Tented Camp.


Ascend on a steep grassy trail to the Tharpu Chuli High Camp. Depending on the snow or trail condition, one may require rope walking. We cross a more vertical section of about 55-degree slope on the glacier and gradual up to high camp. The views are Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I and Machapuchhre. We arrive at high campo for lunch and set up our tents while crews prepare a hot lunch. The remaining afternoon is free to explore around and find the best views with the changing of evening sun striking on the surrounding mountain summits.
  • Full board.
  • A 3-hours.
  • Accommodation in Tented Camp.


The climbing to the summit starts early in the morning, at around 3:30 a.m. There is a rocky section for about 2-hours' and on snow for approximately an hour. Rope fixing will require near the summit section if the members are inexperienced.

Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak, with a height of 5,500 metres above sea level, is situated in the heart of the Anapurna Sanctuary. It is a beautiful mountain, part of the ridgeline, south of the Glacier Dome. It includes the Singu Chuli and acts as a central divider between the semi-circle of the peak, including the Annapurna Sanctuary. Apart from being a fantastic climb Tharpu Chuli also offers one of the most outstanding viewpoints of the Annapurna massive. Tharpu Chuli mountain was nicknamed Tent Peak by Jimmy Roberts in the 1950s. This mountain does not require permission but requires an experienced guide and three additional days on the trekking programme. The view of Annapurnas and Singu Chuli is impressive. After achieving the summit, we descend back down to basecamp. The crews will be awaiting us with hot drinks and cookies.
  • Full board.
  • Accommodation in Tented Camp.

DAY 13: TREK BACK TO BAMBOO 2,324m. A 6-7-hours’ trek.

From ABC, we continue trekking down towards Bamboo. While walking down, one feels like trekking in the "European" altitudes. So we continue to descend, crossing again those villages, which we passed while going up.
  • Full board.
  • A 6-7-hours’ trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


We take the same trail till Chhomrong but with a different perspective and natural setting. From Chhomrong, we change the trail and trek towards the Ghandruk village.
  • Full board.
  • A 4-hours’ trek.
  • Accommodation in Tea-house Lodge.


The trail continues with entirely new sights along the way. Finally, the trail descends to a valley and climb until the top of a Hill Saddle, from the saddle, the old Gandruk village is visible. We probably make a lunch stop in this place and take an easy descend to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, which has its dialect, culture, costume, and lifestyle. Ghandruk is one of the famous destinations of trekkers for its beautiful mountain views and easy access from Pokhara or Kathmandu. We will stop at Gandruk for a tea or late lunch.

We then descend another 20 minutes and ride to Pokhara in a Jeep, which will take about 2 hours. The drive from Naudanda, northwest of Pokhara, to Pokhara is scenic with Phewa Lake and Pokhara city views.

Arrive at Pokhara and get checked into your room. The rest of the time is free to stroll around the famous Lake Side.

The City of Pokhara is renowned for its setting rather than its historical or cultural endowments. It has several beautiful lakes and a panorama featuring Annapurna, Fishtail and Lamjung mountains on the far horizon.
  • Breakfast and Lunch.
  • A 5-hour’s trek and 2-hours’ drive
  • Accommodation in the hotel.


The guide will pick us up from the hotel and transfer us to Phewa Lake. First, cross the lake by boating (45 minutes). Then start walking uphill to World Peace Stupa, from where one gets a beautiful view of Lake Phewa, Annapurna and Lamjung mountains on a clear day. From this point, we walk down to David's fall and drive back to the hotel.

A Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa, a monument to inspire Peace, designed to focus on people of all races and creeds and help unite them in their search for world peace. Most (though not all) peace pagodas built since World War II have been built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (1885–1985), a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myōhōji Buddhist Order. Fujii was greatly inspired by his meeting with Mahatma Gandhi in 1931 and decided to devote his life to promoting non-violence. In 1947, he began constructing Peace Pagodas as shrines to World peace.

Peace Pagodas were built as a symbol of Peace in Japanese cities, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The atomic bombs took the lives of over 150,000 people, almost all of whom were civilians, at the end of World War II. By 2000, eighty Peace Pagodas had been built around the World in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Then we continue to the International Mountain Museum, which is devoted to the mountains of Nepal and the mountaineers who climbed them. Inside, you can see original gear from many of the first Himalayan ascents and displays on the history, culture, geology, and flora and fauna of the Himalaya.

After visiting this small town's exciting points, we drive to the Lakeside to enjoy a hearty lunch and continue going to the airport to board a short domestic flight to Kathmandu.

Arrive at Kathmandu and drive to the hotel. The rest of the time is free.
  • Breakfast.
  • Accommodation in the hotel.


After breakfast, we'll drive to the Swayambhunath. Located on a lovely little hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the fascinating architectural jewels of the World. This Buddhist shrine is said to have been built around 250 B.C. Its main feature, the white dome, is identified with the spotless, pure jewel of Nirvana, and it is crowned with a thirteen-tiered golden spire of conical shape. At the spire's base, on the cube, is a pair of the Buddha's all-seeing eyes, painted on all four sides. The Stupa stands on a typically stylized lotus mandala base, believed to have surfaced years ago from the lake that initially filled the Kathmandu Valley..

From the hilltop, one can enjoy a panorama of Kathmandu and the rest of the valley. A long stairway reaches the Stupa up the wooded hillside and past statues of the Buddha. But watch out for the monkeys! At the top, you'll see devotees making rounds of the Stupa, spinning the praying wheels as they go..

Then we head on to Patan. Patan was once an independent Buddhist city-state and a rival of Kathmandu, from which the Bagmati River separates it. It is also called Lalitpur ("City of the Arts"). The old centre has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO..

Patan boasts a multitude of temples and wonders of art in and around its Durbar Square. We'll visit the Royal Palace, which occupies one side of the square, where works of art have been made from every piece of wood, stone and metal in it. We also visit the temple of Krishna, the temple of Jagat Narayan, the Golden Temple and the Temple of Thousands Buddha, among other sites..

We visit the Basantapur, Kathmandu's Durbar Square, the old palace complex (Durbar means "palace"). There admire the multitude of temples and palaces, including the Gaddi Baithak Durbar (a palace constructed in the Rana style in 1908), Basantapur Durbar (the main building of the old royal palace), Kumari Chowk (the residence of the Living Goddess) and Kumari Bahal (where her family resides). All these are located in Basantapur..

Some two hundred years ago, a Western visitor wrote that there were more temples than houses and idols than people in the city. Indeed Kathmandu boasts one of the largest assemblages of magnificent historical monuments and shrines ever built. Duly recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the city's heart. Locally, it is also called Hanuman Dhoka Palace Square. One particularly fascinating part of this palace complex is the towering Nautale Durbar (Nine Storey Palace) overlooking the beautiful cityscape and the vast Basantapur Square, where King Prithivi Narayan Shah built a mansion to commemorate his conquest of the valley in 1768 A.D.. This building complex is known for intricately carved wooden doors, roof struts and massive lattice windows full of mythical figures..

In the continuity, we take a tour through Ason Bazaar, an old city centre and market, where one can see and experience what the Nepalese use in their daily lives. The walk takes us to the hotel.

Today is the last day of our program. In the evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner in one of the best local restaurants in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast.
  • Accommodation in the hotel.


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.


NUMBER IN GROUP 3-Star Hotels 4-Star Hotels 5-Star Hotels
1 Person 2900$ 3044$ 3148$
2 - 3 Persons 2300$ 2444$ 2548$
4 - 5 Persons 2044$ 2184$ 2288$
6 - 7 Persons 1933$ 2077$ 2181$
8- 9 Persons 1845$ 1989$ 2093$
10- 12 Persons 1781$ 1925$ 2029$
13- 15 Persons 1711$ 1855$ 1959$
Single room supplement 215$ 304$ 413$

What is included

  • Airport to hotel and hotel to airport transportations as per itinerary
  • All ground transports, while in the city, in a comfortable tourist vehicle fully air-conditioned
  • Hotel accommodation in, Nagarkot, Kathmandu and in Pokhara, breakfast included
  • Trekking period accommodation in best available lodges on a full board basis
  • One trekking guide in the group and one porter, between every two-member, for Trekking period.
  • Climbing Sherpa guide for Tharpu Chuli Expedition.
  • Pokhara to Naudanda and Hile to Pokhara in a local jeep reserved.
  • Tents, mattress, Kitchen tent, cooking sets, and all required food and drinks for Tharpu Chuli climbing period.
  • A Trekking Map in the group.
  • A good sleeping bag for each member (if required).
  • A pair of trekking poles for each member (if required).
  • A trekking duffel bag for each member (if required).
  • Insurance and all expenses of local staff (guide and porters).
  • Guided sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and in Pokhara as per itinerary.
  • Annapurna conservation area entry permit.
  • TIMS permit and all monument entry permits.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Kathmandu airfare including guide (all tax included).
  • A medial kit box for first aid medical purpose.
  • A satellite telephone with enough recharge for emergency use.

What is not included

  • Travel insurance (Please cover emergency evacuation, medical and cancellation/trip interruption eventualities).
  • International air tickets to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visas ($25)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as mineral water, bar bills, and bottled drinks, laundry etc.).


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, 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 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, with temperatures ranging from 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 thunder 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.


Where do we sleep?
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we stay in comfortable 3-5-star hotels with private en suite bathrooms, category selectable.

While on the trek, we stay at Nepalese lodges, which offer welcoming but straightforward accommodation and excellent traditional hospitality. Lodges typically have one large communal room where you can sit and take meals, and there is an adjoining kitchen where you can order your food and drinks. Bedrooms are twin bedded with or without private bathrooms, and dormitories with shared bathrooms.

While on the Tent Peak Expedition, we sleep in two-men-domed-tents on a sharing basis. You get a single tent if you have signed for a single occupancy basis.

What equipment do I need?
You will need to bring appropriate warm outdoor clothing and a good pair of walking boots for the trekking part. And a complete set of climbing equipment. A full equipment list gets supplied when you sign up.

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, if you would like to arrange acclimatising trekking or Everest climbing training climb, there is a range of options. Please, let us know.

Do we join a group during trekking and climbing?
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 in Kathmandu and during the trek?
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 Expedition 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 mountaineering to altitudes up to 5,500 metres and includes helicopter rescue. We do not sell insurance schemes, so it is required 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 the 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.

What kind of food do you provide for climbing period?
Our mobile cook and kitchen boys prepare a rich set of detailed meals with lots of energy-filled quantity food for the climbing period + unlimited tea/coffee, hot chocolates, hot milk, and other supplementary drinks. Healthy and adequate food promotes health and happiness and helps achieve your goal without much problem.

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 euros or dollars or any convertible foreign currency. Most restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, trekking shops, and Tea-house Lodges (on the trekking trails) accept US Dollars, Euros, Canadian Dollars, UK Pound Sterling, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan and Indian Rupees. But it is always better if you have Nepalese Rupees. It helps to avoid the exchange rate fluctuations, which are not regarded reasonably in some places.

What kind of transport are we going to get?
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we use a comfortable, full air-conditioned tourist vehicle (Car/Van/HiAce/Mini Bus) as required by the numbers of persons travelling together. Ghandruk to Pokhara, we use a Jeep, reserved. Both ways, between Kathmandu and Pokhara, we fly in a 70-passenger ATR 72-500 aircraft.

What about the climbing Sherpa guides?
All the Sherpa guides we use have much experience in the mountaineering field and are of exceptionally high quality in technical skills and altruistic behaviour. We use the guides trained and recognised by Nepal mountaineering Association and have climbed the peak several times before. Please, let us know if there is any Sherpa guide you have climbed together before and prefer to have him.

Can we buy some climbing gears in Kathmandu?
Yes, many local trekking shops sell and rent climbing gear, and there are some branded shops, such as North Face and Mountain Hardware, only for sale. However, it is wiser to bring all of them from your country to avoid the risk of failing to find the one you have thought.

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

What are the required documents to be sent before I come and after I arrive?
The documents required before your arrival are a copy of your passport with a minimum validity of six months from the entry date to Nepal, a recently taken passport size photograph in high resolution.

The document required after your arrival is a copy of your insurance, contact number,/email of your family member.

How do I sign up?
All bookings must make through Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. To secure your place, we will require a non-refundable deposit of a minimum of US $200 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 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
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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