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Upper Dolpo Trekking (25 Days)

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The Dolpo region is a very isolated area which has been strictly off-limits until only recently, so the traditions and way of life have remained intact.


Dolpo region, situated between the Tibetan plateau and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, is the highest inhabited land of Dolpo. Geographically a southern extension of Tibet, it lies within the borders of the state of Nepal, since 1984 has been the country’s largest national park and conservation. The park sustains an abundance of wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the legendary elusive Snow Leopard, as well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people. You can see the hardy highlanders of Dolpo exchanging barley for Tibetan rock salt and taking their yaks onto the Tibetan plateau during the summer for grazing.

Upper Dolpo was closed to foreigners for years and is now only possible to visit with an expensive Restricted Area permit. Upper Dolpo was first written about by David Snelgrove in his book titled "Himalayan Pilgrimmage" and more recently by Peter Matthiessen in "The Snow Leopard" and in "Stones of Silence" by George Schaller have contributed to the mystique and attraction of Dolpo.

Nepal’s first English subtitled movie on Dolpo –“The Caravan”- or –“The Himalaya”- was a huge success and was nominated for the Oscar Award in the best foreign language film category. Boundaries of the park include within 3,500 square kilometers of land, mostly above 4,000 meters. Before 1989, when the southern regions were opened to trekking groups, very few explorers had visited the area. Two noticeable visits were the first mountaineering expedition by Dr. Herbert Tichy in 1953 based in Kaigon and the other visit by John Tyson in the early sixties. Dolpo is one of the most beautiful treks in the remote areas of Nepal, very rarely visited by outsider.

During the Upper Dolpo we start from Juphal village, we begin this wonderful adventure, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron, the trek passes many gigantic mountain ranges and over the Numla pass at 5,400m till we reach the Phoksundo lake at Ringmo village in the "Phoksundo National Park covering an area of 3,555 km2". At Ringmo, the highlight of our trip  we will have two nights here to enjoy the beauty of the deep blue waters of the Phoksundo lake and the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjirowa Himalayan range, with time  to visit the nearby isolated village of Ringmo and its Monastery. Our classic journey continues to the amazing country of Crystal Mountain at Shey Gomba, following the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and back to Juphal for the flight back by an alternative route, giving you more opportunity to explore this fascinating wild west of Nepal Himalaya.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (Dolpo), trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft)

Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 06: Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 3-4 hrs walks

Day 07: Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs walks

Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 09: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs walks

Day 10: Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization

Day 11: Trek to Tokyu Gaun (4200m/13776ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 12: Trek below Numala pass (4665m/15301ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 13: Cross Numala (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi , 6-7 hrs walk

Day 14: Trek and cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp, 5-6 hrs walk

Day 15: Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 16: Rest Day at Ringmo & for a hike to Phoksundo Lake (3730m/12234ft)

Day 17: Trek to Pungmo village (3170m/10397ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 18: Trek below Kagmara La, 5-6 hrs walk

Day 19: Cross the Kagmara-la (5,115m/16777ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 20: Trek to Hurikot village(3600m/11808ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 21: Trek to Chaurikot(3060m/10036ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 22: Trek to Chorte Gompa (3200m/10496ft), 5-6hrs walk

Day 23: Trek to Gothi Chaur (2,700m/8856ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 24: Trek to Jumla (2,370m/7773ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 25: Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj

Day 26: Leisure at Kathmandu

Day 27: Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation

After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel

As per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj we transfer to the domestic airport for one and half hour scenic flight to Nepalgung. At Nepalgunj we will have time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India. Here it is quite hot and tropical in character.

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft), trek to Dunai, 2-3 hrs walks

After a pleasant overnight at Nepalgunj, early morning transfer to airport for the 45 minute flight to Juphal over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks to the north. On arriving at Juphal our trekking staffs will receive you, who have walked all the way from Nepalgunj with the camping gear and food supply taking 5-6 days. Here at Juphal a short 2-3 hrs walk from the airstrip leads to our overnight camp at Dunai village. Our first day adventure begins with an hour downhill walk through the village below the airstrip, then leading through the terraced fields to the Bheri River and the narrow gorge taking 2-3 hours to camp at Dunai. This is a much larger village or small township, with a new hospital and it is administrate headquarter of the Dolpo region. Here we have ample time for leisure walk around the village.

Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Today our trek leads through many small streams and follow the Bheri and Barbung river in a tremendous gorge with pine trees and an ingenious path built about seven meter above the river, after a good walk coming to Tarakot where colorful terraced fields greets us. Tarakot is an old fortress town built by the local people as Dzong or fort. Tarakot was a capital before Gorkha dynasty. The famed Sandul Gompa lies farther east from Tarakot and at the junction of Barbung khola and Tarup chu (river). The village stands on a hillock to the south of Bheri River at one time supervised collection of tolls for the trading caravans. Overnight camp is made by the river about 150 m below the village, near the police post or we climb a steep ridge for an hour to the village on a spur, where there are chorten in a Gompa on the edge of grassy plateau, with a solitary tree. We settle camp for overnight.

Day 06: Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 3-4 hrs walks

Our route from here follows the Tarap chu river upstream, crossing by bridge and crossing the same river twice. The path leads through the farm terraces and rural villages of Sahartera and winding gradually towards a small settlement of Kola after 3-4 hrs of good morning walk. From this place descend with few ups to reach our overnight camp at Khani gaun with another 2 hrs of trek and overnight camp near by the village backyard.

Day 07: Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs walks

The trek continues walking up the gorge of the Tarap River, at times alongside it, at others rising high above on a trail built out from steep slopes. On the way we are likely to encounter people from Dolpo herding their flocks of sheep and goats to lower pasture for the winter. En-route there is many possible campsites by the river. The walk is quite exciting as the valley becomes narrow gorge that in some places you can jump from one side to another. Sometimes the path vanishes for a while, making our own path across stone slabs fitted on logs in between the walls which act as a bridge. The gorge also provides unexpected adventure and thrills. In some places, the bridges are either damaged or washed by the monsoon flood, and we may opt to cross the cold torrent on foot and overnight at camp by the river near before Kamattarka village.

Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Today, as our continuing our journey we start our walk pleasantly and with most scenic landscapes and will reach at Yak Kharka. We will have lunch at the middle of the way. Camp will set up as before and we overnight at tented camp at Yak Kharka.

Day 09: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs walks

Our morning walks begins with a gradual up leading us at Kamattarka at the confluence of the Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, a stream flowing from the east. After few hours of good morning walk leaving the narrow gorge, from here the path leads just above tree lines for juniper bush and wild rose, typical of dry inner Himlayan valleys. Another 3 hours or more walk brings us to the village of Dho Tarap surrounded by an irregular stone wall. At Dho, thirty -four houses are divided into three groups and built in a randomly way. In this Valley both Bon Po and Chaiba sects reside together. Tarap is also inhabited by few Tibetans and mostly Magars who have lived here for many generations and overnight Camp by the village yard.

Day 10: Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization 

Well deserved rest day free from the hassle of packing today and chance to make friends with the locals who have hardly seen westerners for ages. The Dolpo people wear home spun clothing that is sometimes dyed maroon and they favour Tibetan style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for foot wear. Both men and women often wear religious amulets and strings of coral, amber and turquoise. The people of the region are both Bon po and Nyingmapa of Buddhist sect. The Buddhist Gompa is nearby to the camp while the Bon Gompa (pre Buddhist) is about half an hour's walk.

Day 11: Trek to Tokyu Gaun (4200m/13776ft), 5-6 hrs walk

After a wonderful time here at Dho Tarap, our journey continues towards upper Tarap valley, the walk follows in this plain valley with patched of lush verdant grass on both sides of the river, which is completely different from other parts of inner Dolpo. The trek on this pleasant track leads by the Tarap chu upstream all the way. Tarap is certainly a dream valley with vast plains in high mountains extending twenty kilo meters along the river Tarap Chu, having ten villages with cultivated fields of barley, buck wheat, wheat and potato. After 3-4 hrs of good walk in this perfect tranquillity coming to the village of Tokyu, it has a monastery belonging to the Chiba sect. After a break here our walk continues farther up this valley climbing up the rough track for almost another three hours to reach our overnight camp beneath the Numa-la and overnight camp on the pasture field.

Day 12: Trek below Numala pass (4665m/15301ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Today, we start our trek after breakfast with scenic view but gaining high altitudes and feel short breathing. We will have short day but feel little hard during the walk. Even a great day at the high altitude and we'll reach at the camp for overnight.

Day 13: Cross Numala (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi , 6-7 hrs walk

This is one of the long and difficult days during the trek. Today we cross the highest pass during this trek where you may feel difficult but can be seen a great view takes 6-7 hrs and after top at Numala we will descends another bottom part known as Phedi and overnight.

Day 14: Trek and cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp, 5-6 hrs walk

Our journey continues with after crossing of Numa La pass at 5,190m, the track leads to steep climb all the way to the top ridge of Numa la with great views of the surrounding landscapes scenery of valleys, mountains including north face of the Dhaulagiri massif along with other distance snow capped peaks. after a glorious moment at the pass, almost three hours of downhill walk takes to Palungtang or farther for the overnight camp just before Baga-la or Basi-la pass, depending upon the duration of walk and fitness of the people, if everybody is all right and on time, our trek might leads over the Baga-la to camp on the other side of this pass making it easier for the next day.

Day 15: Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Morning trek starts with a steep climb to reach the ridge top of Baga-la at 5,070m, which offers fantastic views of the surrounding landscapes and of the distant snow capped peaks of Kanjirowa Himal range, after a great moment here our walk leads to a descend for 2 hours through the pine forest, on leaving the forest behind the country and the vegetation changes for pasture field and alpine shrubs most of the way to Ringmo on the gradual slopes with few ups and downs as we reach our final destination at Ringmo and the crystal serene Lake of Phoksundo.

Day 16: Rest day at Ringmo & for a hike to Phoksundo Lake (3730m/12234ft) 

The nearby Tibetan Buddhist monastery is well worth a visit, as is the village of Ringmo. A walk part way round the lake is also very enjoyable and relaxing. This is a great day exploring the lake areas and with a great views overnight at camp.

Day 17: Trek to Pungmo village (3170m/10397ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Your day start after a night at this wonderful campsite besides the clear waters of the lake we retrace out steps back down to Sumlo from where we will follow the trail north west up the Pungmo Nala to the small B'on village of Pungmo . Camp is there up near the village after a half-day's walk. Having lunch ample of time to explore the village and the enthusiastic can visit the Bon monastery about two hrs walk up the hillside across the river from here.

Day 18: Trek below Kagmara -La, 5-6 hrs walk

Walking from Pungmo the trail leads up the valley along the left bank to cross it about two hours from here to the right hand bank. Views of the Kangchunne and Kanjeilarwa peaks are very nice along today' walk. The valley is well forested with Juniper and birch and wild animals like the musk deer inhabit this area. Further up the valley blue sheep might be seen on the mountain slopes. The trail climbs steadily turning westward once above tree line and keeping high above the river. Camp is made on same level ground below the Kangmara pass.

Day 19: Cross the Kagmara-la (5,115m/16777ft), 4-5 hrs walk

An early start climbing steadily uphill to the pass at an altitude of 16100 ft; from here the summits of Kagwara I towards the south is visible nearby and many other peaks of the range also are visible. Views west towards the Sisne and Patrasi Himal and northwards to Kanjiroba are striking. The trail descends steeply towards the west and a long downfall walk will bring us to a small campsite below the peak of Kagmara Valley. The river we have been following this afternoon is called Garpung River.

Day 20: Trek to Hurikot village(3600m/11808ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Our trek following the Garpung Khola high above it along the right bank the trail turns north above the confluence with the Jagdulla Khola to descend down to the Army Check Post. After crossing the Jadulla khola to the right bank here the trail follows well forested valley to the village of Huyrikot where camp is set up for the night.

Day 21: Trek to Chaurikot (3060m/10036ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Today crossing the stream coming off the Jagdull Lekh the trail goes up along the ridge to the northwest to climb Barbarey Lekh Pass at an altitude of about 3810m/12,500ft. This is a longish gradual climb and the pass itself is along ridgeline quite unlike most passes. Views north towards the Kanjiroba Himal are very fine from here. Descending into a dense forest of pine, spruce, fir and oak camp is made in a forest cleaning beside of the river flowing down the valley.

Day 22: Trek to Chorte Gompa (3200m/10496ft), 5-6hrs walk

Today our trek leading from camp below Barbarey Lekh follow the trail down stream through oak and pine forest to the village of Chorte another small settlement of newly established village. We set camp on fine meadows past the village.

Day 23: Trek to Gothi Chaur (2,700m/8856ft), 4-5 hrs walk

We following the Tila stream the trail runs below the villages of Munigaun and the Kurigaun to climb up a side stream coming down from the left just short of Guthigaun climbing steadily the sheep farm at Guthichaur. This is our camping place for today.

Day 24: Trek to Jumla (2,370m/7773ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Our last day of trekking begins by slowly and gradually dropping down a really lovely valley from high alpine pastures, through magnificient forests and eventually into a fertile well farmed valley. It has pretty little villages such as Padmara and the track is not too steep and following the same river all the way down to Jumla. This makes a nice circuit and avoids having a repeat part of the outward trek. On reaching Jumla rest of the afternoon can be spent exploring the busy market town.

Day 25: Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj

Early morning 30 minutes sweeping wonderful flight to Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking stunning views of the snow capped peaks. On arrival at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight schedule to Kathmandu. If it's in the afternoon we will have time, few hours for refreshment in the comfort of the Hotel at Nepalgunj. We then connect with flight back to Kathmandu and received and transfer to your hotel.

Day 26: Leisure at Kathmandu

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Jumla. This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner.

Day 27: Departure from Kathmandu

Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Note: The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In case of trek Itinerary alteration or if it needs to be re-routed to other area your Group Leader or Sherpa Guide decision will be the final.



Price includes:

  • Expert pre-trip advice and detailed information
  • Motivated staff; adequate equipment for staff and staff insurance (Read about our “redefining staff care ” initiative)
  • All airport transfers; two full days sightseeing in Kathmandu as indicated in the itinerary and entrance fees to monuments.
  • 4 nights twin sharing hotel accommodation at Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu.
  • Airfare: Kathmandu to Pokhara and Dunai to Kathmandu
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary; Lodge/tent accommodations on the trek
  • Shey Phoksumdo National Park Fee and Annapurna Conservation Area fee
  • Upper Dolpo restricted area fee
  • Gamow Bag (High altitude pressure chamber) and Pulse Oximeter
  • atellite Phone

Price does not include:

  • Your international airfare
  • Nepal Visa
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Personal equipment (a suggested list will be mailed to you)
  • Your travel insurance (Required)
  • And other expenses of a personal nature

Q:  Is Nepal safe enough for tourist to travel?

Yes. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close.

Q: Which is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best season to visit Nepal is after the monsoons that end in August until mid-December, before the winter sets in. Also, from mid-February to early June are the most preferred months by visitors. During these two periods, the rains wash the dusty tracks and the valley looks magnificent with blooming flowers. Mountain views are clear most of the time. It is humid in plains at this time but it is still better than the scorching heat of the summer.

It is best to visit hilly areas in summer; that is, the months of May and June. The average temperature at that time is around 22-25 degrees Celsius. Nights are a bit chilly in the lower Himalayan region but are comfortable. Mountainous areas are extremely unsafe during the monsoon season, which are very common. The persistent rains make the hilly tracts slippery.


In winter, most of the hilly areas become threats due to very heavy snowfall and avalanches, but if you are fond of snowfall then you can opt for the lower Himalayan regions that look beautiful covered in blankets of snow.

Q: Is it important to take any vaccines?You should contact your general practitioner or travel clinic for the latest travel health advice. It is advisable to be up-to-date with Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A vaccination shots. If you are extending your stay in Nepal you may need anti-malarial protection.


Q: Do I need travel insurance?

It is necessary to have travel insurance for all clients to take in any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. You can arrange this yourself or through Apex Himalaya in Nepal. The coverage per day is $15 dollars per person.

You must advise your insurer that you are going on a trek at relatively high altitudes and that your cover needs to include air evacuation and repatriation. A copy of your insurance document should be sent to us prior to coming to Nepal.

Q: Do you have an airport pick-service?

Yes we do. If requested prior to your arrival, we can arrange for our airport representative to greet you outside the Terminal Hall. She/he will be holding an ‘Apex Himalaya’ sign with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel.

Q:  How much shall I bring & where can I exchange my money?

You can exchange in Nepal, primarily in Kathmandu and in Pokhara. It really depends on your budget and what you want to do and for how long but approximately $500-$1700 in either travelers’ cheques or cash for your trip would be sufficient. ATM cards and credit cards can be used in Kathmandu Pokhara and other cities if additional cash needed. You will need $30 for the tourist visa fee (can receive visa upon entry) at the Kathmandu International Airport. You must pay only in cash in U.S. dollars or Euros. It is advisable to exchange your money either on your first day or the day after while you are in Kathmandu at a reliable money exchange counter.

Q:  Why Should I trek with an agency?

Trekking with an agency can be worthwhile for those who are on a very tight schedule but not on money. A trekking agency can organize a trek for you at affordable costs, which includes food, accommodations, transportation, porters and guides. To receive trekking permits and TIMS cards, clients must go through a trekking agency for issuing and ensuring a safe and legalized trek or tour.

Q: Does your company provide a TIMS card?

Apex Himalaya is a government registered company and a member of TAAN (Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal). We are legally authorized to provide TIMS cards to trekkers. For further information about this, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: Should I need to be totally fit in order to trek?

If you are reasonably fit and enjoy walking you will find trekking suits you. Normally the shorter treks tend to be easier whilst the longer ones often require a better standard of fitness. It is important to remember, however, that trekking requires an adequate level of physical conditioning. To prepare yourself for a trek, especially a difficult one that lasts two weeks or more, some moderate physical exercise is recommended before you embark on your journey such as walking, running swimming, or hiking. It is also worth remembering you can choose the pace and direction of your trek.

*Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.

Q: What is the general duration of treks?

The duration of the trek depends on the region of the trek and on interests which each client has. Generally speaking, treks can range from 2-3 days to a month’s time or sometimes longer periods if trekkers’ wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route.

Q: What do we get to experience in a trek?

You will mostly be on well-maintained trekking routes that consist of dirt trails. The terrain on some of these trails may be long, steep climbs or descents as well as rocky, dusty paths and forest tracks. There are also a lot of big stone steps and staircases especially on the Annapurna circuit. In some cases, treks include mountain passes so the trail can be narrow in places. You will feel a moderate altitude effect starting at around 3,000m upwards.

Q:  Is it necessary to use a trekking guide?

There is no compulsion to use a guide while trekking in Nepal. However, no matter how experienced or fit you are at outdoor activities, it is important to have a good orientation to a new area, especially if you go trekking. We highly recommend every guest to use our trained guides so that guests can easily and safely complete their trek. We believe that having a qualified trekking guide is a minimum safety requirement and can also enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the region as they act as a companion and interpreter. Our trekking guides are well-versed in a variety of foreign languages including English and take full responsibility of everything during a trek or expedition.

Q: What else should I be bringing in a trek?

Most of what you need during a trek is available in Kathmandu, and you can buy them or rent them once you are there. Most books on trekking will list them; check one out before you embark on your trek. If you do not have a book yet and plan to get one only once you are in Nepal, there are some things you may want to bring from home. Bring ear-plugs to help you sleep in spite of barking dogs. A battery operated short-wave radio can be helpful to listen to weather reports or the news. Also bring along a pocket knife, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, photographic equipment, binoculars, a compass, a good watch with possibly an altimeter, and a day pack. Others, you can buy or rent in Kathmandu for reasonable price.

Q: When I go for treks, can I store my luggage somewhere?

Generally your hotel or lodge will let you store your luggage with them for some nominal or no fee. As long as you lock up your bags, they are normally safe.

Q: What is the weather & temperature like while trekking?

The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains. However, at night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. If it is raining at the base of the mountain, it will be snowing at the top of its peak. There will be heavy snowfall during the months of December and February. It is important that you stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Temperatures could be as high as 20 degrees C and as low as -10 degrees C.

Q: What are the accommodations like on a trek?

Along the trekking routes, teahouses and lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to be returned after your trip) but it is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment if possible. Accommodations have private rooms with twin beds that may be used for double or single occupancy. Teahouses have an adjoining dining room around a fire burning stove. You may take a hot shower but need to ask them to boil the water.

Q: Do you think it is safe to eat freely in Nepal?

In general, yes. But, it's always good to take sensible precautions in order to avoid any health problems. No matter how tempting --and it can get very tempting after a long trek- avoid drinking any other water than bottled water. If you have to drink non-bottled water, purify it with iodine or chlorine tablets (available readily in most drug stores in Kathmandu). Asking for bottled water in restaurants is always a best idea.

Do not eat roadside food that is exposed in the open air. Avoid buying and eating raw and unpeeled fruit and vegetables. Other than that, it is fine to have boiled, fried or properly packaged food items. Read the FAQ on Health and Insurance for details on what to do in case of health problems.

Q: What is Altitude Sickness?

Altitude Sickness is the effect of altitude on those who ascent too rapidly to elevations above 3,000 meters. The basic early symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, loss of appetite and sleeplessness. One shouldn't ignore these early symptoms as these symptoms may lead to more serious warnings and cause death sometimes within few hours. Medicine is no substitute for descent. If a doctor is available, he may give medicine and oxygen. However, the patient must go down to lower altitude even if treatment is given.

Q:  If I suffer from altitude sickness or any kind of sickness, what should I do?

First of all, your trekking guide will provide you with First Aid. If the case becomes more serious, you will be transferred to a health post where you can consult with a doctor. For acute sickness, at your request, you will be immediately taken down by helicopter or airplane to Kathmandu for treatment and rest. It is strongly recommended to descend from the mountain if you are suffering severely from altitude sickness.

Q: What is your cancellation policy and terms of conditions?

If our clients are unable to make their trip or want to cancel their trip due to any unavoidable circumstances, Apex Himalaya can only refund 65% of the deposited amount. However, clients can postpone their travel date or make slight modifications to their original travel itinerary free of cost if given proper notice. Please see our Terms of Conditions for further details.

Q: Which documents do I need to bring with me?

You should bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour; keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash and traveler’s checks (keep numbers and proof of purchase separately); flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of T/C’s, banks, insurance and family members and any medications.

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    Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best trekking trails in the whole world. Jaw dropping  views of Annapurna, Fish Tail, Hiuchuli,  Manaslu,  Dhaulagiri and other panoramic views of the mountain and  interesting history of the Brave Gorkhali army are the major attractions of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The views from the first rays of the sun at the break of the dawn magic of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas from Ghorepani  (Poon Hill, 3210 m.) , that is absolutely magnificent. This imaging and mood  freshen  trek can be done anytime of the year. But  Annapurna Base Camp Trek will be more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers which gives you the feeling of walking in a carpet of flower.  Just Wow !!!!

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 Days

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best trekking trails in the whole world. Jaw dropping  views of Annapurna, Fish Tail, Hiuchuli,  Manaslu,  Dhaulagiri and other panoramic views of the mountain and  interesting history of the Brave Gorkhali army are the major attractions of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The views from the first rays of the sun at the break of the dawn magic of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas from Ghorepani  (Poon Hill, 3210 m.) , that is absolutely magnificent. This imaging and mood  freshen  trek can be done anytime of the year. But  Annapurna Base Camp Trek will be more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers which gives you the feeling of walking in a carpet of flower.  Just Wow !!!!

  • Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek (21 Days)

    Dhaulagiri 8,167m - the 7th highest mountain in the world - means the "white mountain" though many mountains over the world have names, which translate to White Mountain. This is a strenuous trek, through high alpine pastures, higher passes and serene and uninhabited valleys. It is in the western part of Nepal, probably the best spot for remote and adventurous trekking in Nepal. 

  • Narphu Valley Trek -17 Days(USD 1205 P/P)

    Nar Phu Valley Trek located in the popular Annapurna region of Nepal is one of the exciting trekking itineraries in the Himalayan country.Narphu Valley Trekking is one of none tourist Trekking area of Nepal. For this trek we need special permit from government as this Narphu village is recognized very lately. Who want to explore hidden valley and trek off the beaten crossing through Challenging high passes like Masokanto La (5099m), Kangla pass (5320m) & Tilicho Pass (5230m) with beautiful Lake Tilicho.


  • Tent Peak -14 Days

    Tent Peak  known as adventurous trek and climb to the Annapurna region. Tent Peak, also known as the Tharpu Chuli. Lying just south of the Annapurna Base Camp, the Tharpu Chuli (5663m) or Tent Peak summit offers magnificent panoramic views of majestic snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna region. 

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