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Manaslu is one of the best known Mountains for Expedition in Nepal, it is also known as Kutang and it is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located forty miles east of Annapurna and dominates the Gurkha massif. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from afar and even more attraction can be seen when you are closed to it. This mountain was previously known as Kutan l. ‘tang’ being the Tibetan word for flat place, thereby describing the mountain’s general summit. The name was later changed to Manaslu, which is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit. So it has the sense of giving power to tolerate and people believe when they see it, touch it and have done expedition on it develop the spirit power of tolerating any kind of circumstances. The first ascent of this peak was in 1956 by T. Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japanese expedition team). The peak was not climbed again until 1971 when a Japanese team made the second ascent. It was not until 1997 that Charlie Mace made the first American ascent. There are a half dozen established routes on the mountain today, the south face being arguably the toughest in climbing history. As of 2003, the peak has seen only 240 successful ascents and 52 fatalities, making it the 4th most dangerous 8000m peak, behind Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, and K2. To do expedition in the mountains with the more than 8000 m is normally the risky and high adventurous game and expedition on this mountain is also the same.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Preparation for trek, meeting with guide and full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath & Pasupatinath - Hotel
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha by bus.
Day 04: Trek from Khanchowk to Arughat (530 m)
Day 05: Trek from Gorkha to Kanchowk (956 m)
Day 06: Trek from Arughat to Seti Khola (750 m)
Day 07: Trek from Seti Khola to Machha Khola (890 m)
Day 09: Trek from Jagat to Ngyak (2300 m)
Day 10: Explore Ngyak
Day 11: Trek from Ngyak to Namrung
Day 12: Trek from Namrung to Syalla village
Day 13: Trek from Syalla to Sama village.
Day 14: Sama Village Excursion.
Day 15: Trek from Sama Village to Manaslu Base camp.
Day 16-40: Climbing Period for Manaslu (8163m)
Day 41; Cleaning up Base Camp
Day 42, Trek from Base camp to Sama village
Day 43: Trek from Sama to Namrung.
Day 44: Trek from Namrung to Philim village.
Day 45: Trek from Philim to Machakhola
Day 46: Trek from Machakhola to Seti Khola.
Day 47: Trek from Seti to Arughat
Day 48: Trek from Arughat to Dhading and drive to Kathmandu
Day 49: Leisure day at Kathmandu
Day 50: Final Departures.
Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Apex Himalaya Treks (AHT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with Apex Himalaya Treks display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotelnearby Thamel as per your requirement. Thamel has great food from all over the world, fabulous shopping and Durbar square with its several temples and markets are nearby Thamel. Overnight at hotel. Includes: Accommodation,Transportation
Preparation for trek, meeting with guide and full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath & Pasupatinath - HotelAfter breakfast, your day will start for sightseeing of three Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley with your professional tour guide. Our first destination for sightseeing will be at Buddhanath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World).Stupa of Bouddhanath epitomizes Buddhism. In this Area, you will visit a Buddhist Monastery and stop for a lunch. If the weather is clear you will get glimpses of the mountain ranges close to Kathmandu, particularly Mt Ganesh Himal from the restaurant location. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath, one of the holiest temple for Hindu religion people. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally, this old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. It normally takes 5 hours tour to visit all these 3 monuments within Kathmandu city. - Entrance fee for these UNESCO site should be paid in Nepali currency. We suggest you to carry some Nepali money while sightseeing. - Please cover your shoulders and while sightseeing - To show gratitude and respect, use both of your hands rather than one when giving or receiving something, even money. It seen as a gesture of respect. - Remove your shoes when entering a home, temple or monastery (and leather items in Hindu temples) - Remember not to point with a single finger but use a flat extended hand especially to indicate a sacred object or place. Meeting time at 3pm in your hotel with our office representative and he/she will help you to meet with your trekking guide. Your trekking guide will help you for shopping and collecting remaining equipment for the trek. Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transportation
Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha by bus.Drive approximately 4-5 hours in the morning from Kathmandu to reach Gorkha. In the afternoon sightseeing around Gorkha bazaar and the palace of Gorkha King where firstly brave Gorkha soldiers originated. Gorkha is the first place of Shah Dynasty of Nepal. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation, Transportation
Trek from Khanchowk to Arughat (530 m)It is our 5-6 hours of walking day and our walk will continue on to Arughat situated at the height of 530 m. The trek today involved little bit of up and little bit of down toward Budhi Gandaki. Arughat is the largest village of this river basin. We are up to here walking from historical village to village with wonderful mountains views. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Gorkha to Kanchowk (956 m)We walk today about 6-7 hours. The trail separates from here north-east toward Budhi Gandaki river. We follow the right trail toward Khanchowk bazaar for the night halt. Khanchowk presents good view of Gorkha Mountains. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Arughat to Seti Khola (750 m)Following the river Budhi Gandaki toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. We will spend our night today near the confluence of Seti River - an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. We have to walk about 6-7 hours today. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Seti Khola to Machha Khola (890 m)Our guide will wake you up in the morning and you will be served breakfast there. The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon where we will have lunch and we proceed to walk up. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. We spend tonight at Machha (Khola) River. We again walk about 5-6 hours today. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Jagat to Ngyak (2300 m)We will walk up about 6-7 hours day descending to the riverbed again. After crossing the river, ascend to a terraced hill of Saguleri. Sringi Himal 7177 m., one of the highest mountains in Nepal, can be seen from here. At Ghatte river, cross the river Budhi Gandaki to continue toward Sirish Gaon. We spend overnight here in Ngyak. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Explore NgyakFree day for the local excursions explore the area. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Ngyak to NamrungIt is 5-6 hours of walking day and we will be passing panoramic and scenic places around the lap of Manaslu and other mountains of the Gorkha district. As usual we will take our breakfast at Ngyak and lunch will be taken on the way. Namrung the place almost closer by Manaslu Mountain and people settlements can be found here. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Namrung to Syalla villageDuration: 06 hours of walking day. We still are walking through the villages and Syalla village is the final destination of the day. People found around here are mostly Mongolian with Buddhist religion and also other tribal people are living here. These areas are rich in having Buddhist monasteries and we are heading nearer to the Manaslu Base camp for our Expedition sport. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Syalla to Sama village.Duration: 06 hours of walking day. Breakfast at Syalla village and start hiking to reach Sama Village final destination of the day. Sama Village is richly famous for visiting Buddhist monasteries around. So as to visit and learn more about monasteries we will take a day rest to explore about it and the natural beauty of the area. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Sama Village Excursion.As it is said about the importance of Sama Village at the itinerary of day 14. We are here today to know more about the village and it is good to take a day rest before visiting Base Camp of the Expedition Mountain. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Sama Village to Manaslu Base camp.Duration: 6 hours of walking day. After taking breakfast at Sama village area, we start todays trekking to arrive at Manaslu Base Camp having lunch on the way between Sama Village and Manaslu Base Camp. Over night at Manaslu Base Camp and dinner will be served there as well. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Climbing Period for Manaslu (8163m)Duration: 24 days and all these days will be used hiking up and coming down to the base camp in order to be fit physically for the expedition. Height: 8163m. From the Base Camp, for the lodges we will be using tented camp with high security set by our well experienced climbing Sherpas. Adventure Zone Trekking & Expeditions management committee of the Manaslu expedition team is very much conscious of its expedition clients to know all about their physical condition and high altitude sickness. In case of any doubt regarding physical inability caused by high altitude sickness, the committee will take action to bring the people from the high camp to second camp or to the base camp and after he/she gets fit the committee will take him or her up again. All these 24 days will be using in such activities and because of which it will be less difficult to summit the top. Spare days that are shown in the itinerary may not be enough or may be more also but whatever is the case our itinerary is customizable. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tented Accommodation
Cleaning up Base CampDuration: whole day. Height: Base Camp. We have submitted the top of the Manaslu and we are now at the Base Camp. On this day we will clean up the Base Camp and from the next day we will start walking down to Dhading. We take all our meals and spend todays night at the Base camp. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tented Accommodation
Trek from Base camp to Sama villageDuration: 04 hours of walking day. We will again do short sightseeing at Sama village with early arrival from the Manaslu Base camp. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Sama to Namrung.Duration: 06 hours of walking day. We are following the same way down to Namrung and we are walking through panoramic and scenic villages with natural beauties. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Namrung to Philim village.Duration: 06 hours of walking day. We, from here slidely change the way to Philim Village to avoid the monotones of walking all the same way down. You will have the opportunity of excursing different village. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Philim to MachakholaDuration: 06 hours of walking day. Following this way brings you quick to Machhakhola and saves our me and avoids monotones of walking the same way. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Machakhola to Seti Khola.Duration: 06 hours of walking day. We will take breakfast at Philim Village and walk to come down Machhakhola. We will take lunch on the way and we will be crossing villages receiving greetings and smile from the villagers. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Seti to ArughatDuration: 6 hours of walking day. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek from Arughat to Dhading and drive to KathmanduDuration: whole day. After taking breakfast at Arughat we will walk about 2-3 hours to Dhading Besi where we will take lunch and will catch the bus to Kathmandu. It will be by the evening when we are at Kathmandu then we will transfer to Hotel. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Accommodation, Transportation
Leisure day at KathmanduDuration whole day. Take your free time and/or do some remaining sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley or go for shopping. Tonight we will take to take typical Nepalese style dinner with cultural show as a good bye party. Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transportation
Final Departures.After taking Breakfast at the Hotel you are living in. We will take you to the international Airport for your final departure to your home country or according to your choice you may choose to join with Apex Himalaya Treks & Expedition (P) LTD for other program. Thank you for choosing Apex Himalaya. Includes: Breakfast, Transportation
– Three Meals normal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) without tea/coffee expect breakfast during the trek.
– All the meals and drinks during climbing period
– Fruits every evening after dinner as a desserts during the trek
– International airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
– Bus station Pick up & drop by private vehicle.
– Ground transportation according to Itinerary.
– Sightseeing in Kathmandu in Private vehicle
– Transportation from climbing members, staff, liaison officer and cargo of the climbing gear.
– Clean tea-house accommodation during the whole trek.
– Three night accommodation in Kathmandu in a decent hotel @ Truly Asia Boutique or similar with breakfast basis.
– Accommodation during whole trek will be in clean tea-houses, twin-share rooms beds with normal foam mattress and pillows included but shared bathroom and toilet.
– Tented accommodation during the climbing period
– All the necessary accommodations for Nepali staffs
– All camping facilities and meals during the expedition.
– One government license holder English speaking Guide and his food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportations.
– Porter in the ratio of 2 client:1 porter and their accommodation, transportations and salary(A porter will carry max load 20-25 kg). Water proof duffle will be provided for you to put your luggage from us.
– Climbing guides and their food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportations.
– Professional tour guide while sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
05. Permits and official arrangement
– Royalty and peak permit
– Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff (sardar, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
– Insurance for all the Nepali trekking and climbing team.
– All our government taxes, VAT and official expenses
01. All the meals during your stay in Kathmandu except breakfast at hotel
02. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, extra tea/coffee, hot water, device charging fee, snacks, tips, etc.,
03. All beverages and bar bills.
04. Local permit (if needed), donations personal equipment.
05. Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5545 meters).
06. Personal trekking and climbing equipment
07. Entrance fee while doing sightseeing around Kathmandu
08. Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Apex Himalaya control.
09. Tips for guides and porters at the end of the trek
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. You can apply for a Nepalese visa from Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country. Alternatively, can also obtain your entry visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival.On arrival visa program takes more than 1:30 hours because of queue for visa and luggage.
You may need following information while filling the visa form:-
Office name: Apex Himalaya Treks & Expedition
Location: Thahity Chowk, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone number of office : +977 1-4257635
House number of office: 135/13
Hotel name: _____________
Location of hotel: ___________
Phone number of hotel: _____________
Zip code: 44601
(Please note: we will send you the actual hotel detail near to date of travel.
Contact person in Nepal: Bimal Karki
Contact person number in Nepal: +977-9841037700
A valid passport must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour; two passport size photo and the visa fee in USD cash only.
New Visa Valid Fees provision from 17th July 2019
15 days US$ 30
30 days US$ 50
90 days US$ 125
Many travelers will experience culture shock upon arrival in a new country and is a common experience whether you are travelling for business, pleasure or long term settlement. Nepal is no different, as it is unique in terms of its customs, food and language.
Gathering information and being completely prepared for the unexpected will ensure you can adjust quickly to Nepal upon arrival.
The following list provides some key facts to assist in your arrival and enable easy adjustment.
Food / Water
• People eat their food with the right hand. Take care to wash your hands. Importantly, it is suggested your left hand remains below the table if you choose to eat with your hands. In most restaurants you will be provided the option of using either a spoon, fork or chopsticks.
• Nepalese food is not too spicy, though if you wish to ensure that the dish you are ordering is suitable to your tastes, it is wise to ask.
• Whilst trekking at altitude it pays to eat simple foods whilst you become accustomed to the change in oxygen levels. The general recommendations is to eat non fried foods. The traditional meal of Dahl Bhatwhich is rice, vegetable and dahl is a staple.
• Public display of affection (kissing and hugging) is considered offensive.
• When removing shoes, sandals or slippers place them the right way up. Placing them upside down is considered to bring bad luck. Inside a home or temple is it is common place to remove shoes, seek advice from your host or temple guide to clarify and direct you.
• Physical disciplining such as hitting or spanking a child by a parent is not considered improper in Nepal, though there are varying views and ideas. You will observe this at times throughout Nepal. We suggest that you don’t try and intervene. In the event that someone disciplines a child or minor in an in-appropriate manner you can be assured that another Nepali person will step in. They understand the cultural norms and nuances.
• Animals may be sacrificed during Hindu festivals and in other religious and non-religious activities such as a visit to a witch doctor. We suggest that you don’t try and intervene. This is likely to cause offence. Make enquiries with regard to what is to happen at a festival or religious event if you wish to avoid such a situation.
• In general, Nepali people are highly uncomfortable with nudity and immodest clothing. To avoid this, men should wear a top, even when it is hot. Women should cover shoulders and wear skirt/shorts at least to the knee. This is the case both in urban, rural settings and when trekking.
• If you decide to wear Nepali traditional clothing (kurta or sari for women, daurasuruwal and dhakatopi cap for men) this is usually welcomed as a sign that you respect Nepali culture.
• Nepali people take pride in their appearance and whilst it is not necessary to be too particular, having a clean and tidy appearance shows respect for yourself and for those around you – so keeping your clothing, hair and facial hair tidy will be appreciated.
On the street / General
• Be attentive on the street, assume that a vehicle may be on the opposite side that you expect it to approach. On a busy street without lights or an obvious crossing point, you may wish to cross the road with other Nepali people. A simple smile of recognition of the situation and you will find they will provide assistance.
• Buses stop even in places there aren’t bus stops. Just wave. They will stop.
• When in Nepal, don’t expect things to go on time. You will face delays almost in all activities. There is even a phrase “Nepali Time” which is used sarcastically to point out delay in activities.
• Throughout Nepal electricity outages and load shedding plays havoc with people’s lives. This can generally be avoided by staying in a reputable hotel. It is worth asking the hotel management if they have a back-up power supply and whether it is operational.
• The Nepali term for a strike “bandha” in Nepali. Although they are no longer common place, you may find yourself travelling in Nepal when a strike occurs. If there is a general and complete strike, buses may not operate and shops can be closed. Seek advice from your hotel manager, guide or local people if a strike is to occur. There is good information on the internet via a simple search.
Whilst Nepal is a very busy tourist destination, culturally the country continues to welcome visitors. There is an understanding by everyone of the importance of tourism economically.
Whether you are trekking in the mountains or touring the Kathmandu valley we suggest you that you treat the land its people with care & respect.
Below are some tips on how you can keep the environment clean and show appreciation for age-old culture and traditional religious beliefs. Nepal's Culture might be astonishing and surprising for newcomers therefore these tips are sometimes necessary.
• To show gratitude and respect, use both of your hands rather than one when giving or receiving something, even money. It seen as a gesture of respect.
• Remove your shoes when entering a home, temple or monastery (and leather items in Hindu temples)
• Remember not to point with a single finger but use a flat extended hand especially to indicate a sacred object or place.
• Among Hindus, avoid touching women and holy men. People, especially women, do not normally shakes hands when they greet one another, but instead press palms together in a prayer-like gesture known as "Namaste" greeting is preferable.
• Don't eat with your left hand. The left hand is for toileting only.
• Never eat beef in front of Hindus & Buddhist because beef is strictly prohibited among both Hindus and Buddhists. Cows are sacred in Nepal.
• Try not to step over or point your feet at another person, a sacred place or a hearth.
• Smoking and wearing scant dress in religious settings. Remember, some of the temples entrance may be prohibited for non-Hindus.
• It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines, especially if you are non-Hindu.
• Don't offer food to a Nepalese after tasting it, nor eat from a common pot, and avoid touching your lips to a shared drinking vessel.
• The sight of men holding hands is common, but men and women holding hands, and general acts of affection, are frowned upon.
• Do walk around monastery or temple clockwise, so that the outer walls are always on your right. If you encounter a stone wall covered with Tibetan inscriptions, do the same: Walk past with the wall on your right (and don't take any of the stones).
• Don't lose your control. Raising your voice or shouting is seen as extremely bad manners in Nepal too and will only make any problem worse.
• Do get a receipt of in authenticity when purchasing an antique replica? Otherwise, you will not be allowed to take it out of the country. And don't buy ivory or fur from endangered species? Your purchases encourage the trade in such illegal goods, and you won't be allowed to bring them back home anyway.
• Don't give in to children who ask for just one rupee. Although a rupee is a small amount that anyone can spare, successful begging leads young children to drop out of school and take up panhandling as their trade. If you want to help, give to a trustworthy charity or a school.
• Don't take photographs of locals, holy shrines & temples unless consent has been provided.
Most treks pass through villages with very simple ablution facilities and farm lands. There is always villages above the trail, all water should be boiled or treated before consumption. Even clean spring water may contain biological or chemical contamination due to local minerals and be totally harmless to locals but may not be tolerated by tourists. It is wise to avoid non-boiled or untreated water. If it is available, bottled mineral water at the tea houses and lodges are provided at a reasonable cost. Consider your impact on the environment and bring water treatment methods to Nepal which ensure you don’t have to purchase bottled water or boiled water.
Internet is available in particular locations along the Everest and Annapurna treks. You can also purchase wireless modems such as NCELL, NTC for your notebook and you will be able to use them. Do not expect internet in the remote areas of trekking and climbing.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. If you want then we can also store your luggage at our office store room in free of cost.
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.
Along the trekking routes, tea-houses 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. Tea-houses 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.
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.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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to make modifications to your customized itinerary (Not applicable for fixed departures) even after you confirmed your booking, it is possible. We provide free alterations one time. However, after this, we charge a US $30 dollar surcharge for every new modification but this must be made 15 days prior to your trip so that we can adjust our schedule to your new trip itinerary.
Cancellation of the trip is not possible and you will lose your 10% deposit amount. We won’t charge the amount if the trip is postponed (only once) with valid reason. Postponing notice is required a minimum of 30 days prior to trip departure. If you fail to give proper notice within 30 days prior to your trip departure or do not show up at your scheduled arrival time without prior notice, you will forfeit 100% of the total cost of your trip.
Note: Changes may be possible, but are not guaranteed.