Trekking in Nepal
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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 11 Days


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Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Scenic Road Drive to and from Kathmandu
  • Typical Gurung Village along the Trekking Route
  • Impressive Sunrise and mountain views from Poon Hill
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the well-known trek route in Nepal for both teahouse and organized which offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a shorter trek. Ghorepani poon hill is rich of hidden treasure of Nepalese culture and tradition. During Ghorepani poon hill trek the trail passes through world famous ‘the Gorkha warrior’ clan the Gurung and Magars charming village, dense rhododendron, oak forest full of different birds, green hills and patchwork valley, all set below the Annapurna conservation area with the attractive peak of fishtail. Ghorepani is north of Pokhara offers some of the most spectacular close up scenery of the highest and most lovely mountains in the world. Trek gives a stunning view to the trekkers. You will climb poon hill 3210m at dawn to enjoy one of the most wonderful mountain scopes on the Earth. When the sun touches the snow- capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before your eyes.
Thsi trek is designed for those people who have not sufficient time in a trek but they are enthusiasm to take a short trek. This is a colorful trekking intended for all age groups. Besides this out of this world panorama of the Himalayan mountain range counting,  Mt.Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and Tukuche.
Our 11 days  poon hill trek is one of our special trek packages which helps you feel the warmth of beauty that can be witnessed from poon hill. 200 km west of Kathmandu is the unbelievably beautiful city of Pokhara, a six hours bus ride or 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara there is another one and half drive to Nayapul, it is the main gate way to the Ghorepani trek and from here our trek of the life time starts. This trek goes from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, poonhill then to Tadapani and Jhinu then back to Nayaphul, from here we drive back to Pokhara. This 11 days trip is designed for those travelers who have desire to walk in the beautiful countryside with beautiful mountains view. 
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also popularly known as Nepal Short Trek and Sunrise Trek. The trek offers you the magnificent views of the golden sunrise over the glorious Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. You would extremely feel lucky being at the Poonhill which offers 360-degree magnificent panoramic views of Himalayas ranges including Annapurna region, Dhaulagiri range and Manaslu mountain range. You will be mesmerized by the melodious humming of the bird on the trekking routes coming out from the rhododendron forest.
Besides the natural beauty, the trek takes you to one of the culturally rich local villages occupied by Magar and Gurung communities. The peoples from these communities are normally soft-hearted and are of welcoming nature. The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is suitable for all kind of trekkers. The trek is even more beneficial to the beginner trekkers as the trek requires an average level of physical fitness and takes you to one of the heavenly lands on the earth.

Best time to visit Ghorepani Poonhill
Although there is no any fixed period to visit Ghorpani Poonhill, the season of Autumn (Sep to Dec) and Spring (Feb to May) is considered as the best time to visit this beautiful blessed land. As per the experienced trekkers, every season is suitable to move on this beautiful land except the rainy seasons.
During Autumn and Spring season, the climatic condition is bearable and there is less chance of rainfall during those periods. Skies are generally clear offering you the crystal clear views of white snow capped mountains.

Poonhill Weather
Poonhill weather is normally unpredictable and hence it is beneficial to check the weather forecast before moving to this destination. The weather forecast can be grabbed on a daily or hourly basis through the internet which can make the journey out of worries. Normally, there are four seasons that affect the weather and climatic condition of the region i.e. winter, spring, summer and autumn.
Winter season falls during December to February, spring between March to May, summer from June to August and autumn season lasts from September to November. As suggested by local guides, the best time to accomplish Poonhill trek is between October to November and March to April as the temperature remains bearable during that period. During September to November, the temperature lies between 12˚C and 28˚C. During the spring season, the temperature stands between 20 ˚C to 30˚C. During the summer season, the temperature is often hot ranging between 20˚C to 35˚C.

Poonhill Trek from Pokhara
Poonhill which is located north from Pokhara at an altitude of 3210m. Pokhara is the beautiful city of Nepal which is known as a gateway to several trekking destinations including Poonhill trek. We can reach Poonhill from Pokhara by trekking through Nayapul, Tikhedhunga and Ghorepani. The trek to Poonhill from Pokhara is a developed trek suitable for all kinds of trekkers and is filled with many tea houses and lodges offering the food and accommodation services.

Poonhill Trek Map and Route
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins from the capital city, Kathmandu (1300 m). As per the route, you will be driven to Pokhara (820 m) from where you will trek to Nayapul (1070 m) and pass through Tikhedhunga (1540 m). After reaching Tikhedhunga, you will move forward to Ghorepani (2860 m) from where you will trek towards Poonhill (3200 m). After exploring Poonhill, you will trek to Tadapani (2630 m) and Ghandruk (1840 m). and return back to Nayapul. You will trek back to Pokhara and after exploring this city, it’s time to return back to the capital city, Kathmandu through 7/8 hours of drive.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Cost
The cost of Ghorepani Poonhill trek depends upon the method of your trekking practice. You need to allocate budget for several headings like taking entry and visit permit, food and accommodation charges, charges for hiring an extra porter or guide and buying trekking gears. In an average, you need to spend USD 120-180 per day per person while trekking to Ghorepani Poonhill. The cost at this region is relevantly less in comparison to other best trekking destinations like Everest Base Camp and upper Mustang.

Physical Fitness required
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a soft trek that can be easily performed by a normal person with an average level of fitness. That is why the trek is more useful to beginner trekkers who can experience the real fun of adventurous journey without exploiting their body and stamina.
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek requires 5-6 hours of trek each day and is ranked as a soft and easy trek. People with average fitness can complete the journey but their health condition must be good. But consider that, walking in higher altitude requires more stamina and fitness than walking at lower altitudes. Hence, we suggest the trekkers start some exercises or jogging before few weeks going to Ghorepani Poonhill trek. The amount of oxygen is less at the atmosphere of higher altitude which may lead to several health issues like headaches, dizziness, vomiting, fever and loss of appetite. These are the symptoms of high altitude sickness. But this trek is customized in such a way that the effects of higher altitude is minimized by considering best routes.

Trekking Price
One must think about the price before moving to any trek as you may be in big problem if you’re lacking sufficient fund. Your trekking prices are computed by evaluating the cost of permit, food and accommodation cost and other miscellaneous costs.
For food and lodging, you need to spend around USD 25 -40 per day per person. Similarly, for trekking in this area, you have to pay NRS 2000 per person for acquiring Annapurna Conservation Area Permit plus the charges for TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System).
If you’re an independent trekker, you need to spend less money as you need not hire a porter or guides to assist you. But your expense increases as you hire a porter or guides who would be there to help and assist you throughout the journey. Normally, an experienced guide or porter charges USD 20-25 per day which is relevantly cheaper in comparison to the western side of the world.

Where and how can you get Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Permit?
For trekking in Ghorepani Poonhill region, you need to issue two entry permits from permits Nepal Tourism Board’s building in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) office in Pokhara. We Core Trek Pvt. Ltd will look after the arrangement of all these essential permits at a reasonable price.
For trekking at Ghandruk/Ghorepani Poonhill, it is compulsory to issue Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS). The cost for acquiring ACAP is NRS 2000 (nearly $20) per person and TIMS cost USD 20 if you obtain yourself. The cost of TIMS can be minimized to USD 10 if you acquire it through any trekking agency in Nepal.

Food and Accommodation in Poonhill Trekking
During the Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking, all essential services of food and accommodation will be arranged by Core Trek Pvt. Ltd as we are associated with several renowned local tea houses and Hotels. We will be taking you to the best-known Hotels of Kathmandu and Pokhara who will offer you the best hospitality.
During the trek far from the cities, Core Trek will arrange the food and accommodation services at the best local tea house and lodges providing you clean and healthy rooms with attached bathroom at most of the lodges.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking without Guide
Yes, it’s possible to trek Ghorepani Poonhill without hiring a guide but you must be well prepared for several challenges. The routes and trekking trails are quite developed and even if you lost the way you can be on the right track by asking the people traveling over the routes.
But we suggest you hire a guide, who can assist you throughout the journey and help you explore the cultural aspects of the local people. He can help you with the proper arrangement of all essential things. Core Trek will provide you an experienced and licensed guide during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Poonhill after Earthquake 2015
Nepal had to suffer from the mega destruction due to the devastating 2015 earthquake, especially around the Kathmandu region. Due to the earthquake, the trekking routes of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek was obstructed and several damages were made to the local tea houses and lodges.
But the good news is that the routes are fully cleared now. Also, the repair and maintenance work has let the route to be safe for the travel. So, there is no need to worry about the dangers and consequences of 2015 mega earthquake.

Equipment Required
Several equipment/gears are required while trekking to Poonhill as the region lies at the higher elevation. Some essential types of equipment are Navigation tools (Map and Compass), Sunglasses, UV protection creams, first-aid box, headlight or flashlight, fire-starter, emergency shelter, extra food and clothing.
Trek Pvt. Ltd is one of the leading trekking agency in Nepal which has been organizing several trekking and tour packages at various renowned trekking destination of Nepal including Ghorepani Poonhill. Choose us for achieving an unforgettable journey of your life.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Pokhara, breakfast included. (03nights) 
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide.
  • Potter service. 
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance, domestic airfare & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu/ Pokhara  and  Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking and TIMS
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Kathmandu –Pokhara – Kathmandu by luxury tourist bus.
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu/ Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Local SIM card with local mobile number, If necessary. 
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner.

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

​Arrive at Tribhuvan international airport (1300m.)

Arriving at Tribhuuvan airport the capital of Nepal.(Kathmandu)  you will be received up and bring to the hotel by our office (Core Trek) representative. After talking short rest in the hotel .You will be picked by our tourist guide for short sightseeing tour to kathmandu Durbar square (Basantapur). Back to the hotel after refreshment in the hotel, at night you will be served welcome dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Dinner)

Day 2

​City tour and trek preparation day (1300m)

Kathmandu is multi culture city. Here different types of ethnic groups are living here. So you can see different types of cultures, norms and values. In the purpose of these our guide will take you to show different culture heritages. Swayambhunath- The Buddhist temple of swayambhu  situated on the top of the hill,west of Kathmandu.This temple is known as the monkey temple because the large number of monkeys are there who guard the temple.
Pashupatinath- Pashupatinath is about 5cm north-east of Kathmandu situated on the bank of Bagmati river. Pashupatinath is also known as the important place of pilgrimages for the followers of Hinduism.
Boudhanath stupa - Our step forwards to Boudhanath stupa. Boudhanath stupa is the largest n oldest stupa in Nepal .Boudhanath stupa is 7km east of Kathmandu.It is rich in Buddhist symbolism.
Kathmandu Durbar square-Kathmandu Durbar square is one of the important historic place. The main attraction of Durbar square are-Hanuman Dhoka place, Museum, kumari house,Kasthmandap and Kala Bhairav. Kathmandu Durbar has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site, back to the hotel.
In the afternoon meet up with the trek groups to discuss on the trek.  Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Breakfast)

Day 3

​Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) 7/8 hours by luxury tourist Bus.

We lead towards to Pokhara through a tourist bus at 7 am from Kantipath. It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach in Pokhara. On the way you can see scenery of rivers and hills. On the way the bus will stop 20mins for breakfast. After three hours again bus will stop 30mins for lunch .Around 3pm we reach to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Breakfast)

Day 4

​Pokhara- Nayapul (1070m)-Tikhedhunga (1540m) 6/7 hours trek.

Today, we move to Tikhedhunga from pokhara. First we have to reach Nayapul through private vehicle within one and half hour we will arrive to Nayapul and trekking start from there. It is the most arduous day of the trek because we need to walk continues steep upward walking for 2 to 3 hours then a gradual upward walk. Again we have to walk up stair with paved stone .You can take stick if you are needed. Walking through the forest, crossing the steam and seeing the view of mountains and after pleasant walking around 5 hours we reached to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5

​Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m) 6/7 hours trek.

In the pleasant moning after talking breakfast at the countryside tea house we will start our adventurous trek for the day. It is the journey where our trail ascends to higher altitude. After walking for two and half hours of steep walking and the gradual upstairs walk we will reach to Ulleri village, a village of Magar community. From this point we will enjoy the journey within the spectacular sceneries of forests of oaks and rhododendrons. After walking for about 4 hours we will arrive at Ghorepani. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6

​Ghorepani – Poonhill (3200m)– Tadapani (2630m) 7/8 hours trek.

Ghorepani is the main point to go to Poonhill. Wake up early in the morning at 3:30 am to 4am. We will move to Poonhill to see sunrise. We need stick and torch light or flash light. Reaching at Poonhill you will feel wonderful seeing mountain views and attractive sursine scenery.After seeing sunrise, have a breakfast then start 5 to 6 hours trek to Tadapani. On the way of Tadapani you can see rhododendron forests, pine trees. You can take in close up views of the Himalayan. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7

​Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m ) 3/ 4 hours trek.

Today, we move to Ghandruk from Tadapani. After having breakfast, we are ready to move Ghanduk. On the way we have to pass through beautiful forests. After walking 4 to 5 hours, we reached to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the village of Gurung community. You can see their life style, culture,custome of Gurung caste. From Ghandruk, you can see pleasant views of Annapurna, fishtail and Gangapurna. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8

​Ghandruk – Nayapul- Pokhara. 5/6 hours trek.

Today, we will move downhill walk through forest and stone paved steps about 5 hours to Nayapul. From here we drive to Pokhara,it takes one and half hour to arrive in Pokhara.After energizing , walk around the lakeside. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 9

Exploration in Pokhara

Pokhara is the metropolitan municipality and the second largest city of Nepal. In Pokhara there are lots of interesting places to observe. Today, we will proceed for sightseeing of Gupteshowar cave, Devis fall, Bharahi Temple, Mountain Museum .
Short description of Gupteshowar cave- The Ghupteshowar cave is situated approximate 2km away from the Pokhara airport. The main attraction of this cave is a symbolic shivalinga is preserved in this cave.
Devis fall- Devis fall is situated about 2 km from south- west of Pokhara valley. Locally Devis fall is known as ‘Patale chhange’. This is the well known waterfall of Pokhara. Water coming from Phewa Lake and disappear at the Devis fall.
Bharahi Temple- The holy Bharahi temple is situated on the island of the Phewa Lake. To reach this temple you need to take boat. Bharahi is the shakti of Baraha, the boar incarnation of God Vishnu.
Mountain Museum- Mountain Museum is located in Gharipatan,Pokhara. This museum is devoted to the mountains of Nepal, the mountaineers who climbed them and the people who call them home.After sightseeing of these interesting places. Back to hotel take rest. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Breakfast) 

Day 10

​Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. 7/ 8 hours drive.

From Pokhara after a pleasurable and refreshing tour back to Kathmandu by tourist bus or you have option to fly Kathmandu (25mins). And today, you have evening farewell Nepali dinner. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Breakfast & Dinner) 

Day 11

​Final Departure

Today is your last day in Nepal. And we hope to see you again for next trek. Our staff will take you to the airport before 3 hours of your departure flight time. Thank you so much for coming to Nepal and choose our core trek for your adventurous trek. (Included: Breakfast) 
Have a nice and safe flight see you again.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Pokhara, breakfast included. (03nights) 
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide.
  • Potter service. 
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance, domestic airfare & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu/ Pokhara  and  Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking and TIMS
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Kathmandu –Pokhara – Kathmandu by luxury tourist bus.
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu/ Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Local SIM card with local mobile number, If necessary. 
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner.

Cost Excludes

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew 
  • Lunch & Dinner in kathmandu/ Pokhara
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
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Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
 
Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
 
 Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

What is trekking?
Trekking is an adventurous and exploring work. This activities pursuit involves lengthy, multi-day walks and climbs on village and park trails.

Is trekking for me?
We offer the trekking for everyone who is physically and mentally fit, patient, and love the outdoors.

Why is a guide necessarily?
Having guide is not a legal requirement but we cannot send you without any guide having licensed and experienced. You’ll be travelling through wilderness, remote countryside, and high elevations - from an aspect of pure safety, it is highly dangerous to go it alone. Additionally, very few locals in Himalayan villages speak English. Should you get lost (and, with many paths crossing through many, many villages, this is more a likelihood than a possibility), it would be difficult to communicate directions or obtain food and shelter.

What type of insurance should I have? Where can I obtain a policy?
For your own responsibility Travel insurance is mandatory and obtaining for the days you are trekking. Some standard policies only cover up to 4000 meters for evacuation so please confirm with your insurance company if you purchase it from another company. If you get to Nepal and don't have insurance already we can help you purchase it for a reasonable price before you start the trek.

What's the best time of year to book a trek in Nepal?
The best times for trekking the Himalayas are February to May, and then September to December. You can view the sublime beauty of Nepal with glamorous sense.

Are any permits required for trekking?
Its depends on the nature of the trek. Some trekking areas require a special permit for trekking, while as others require only permits to enter conservation or national parks. Most require a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. We handle all permits for you, so you have one less thing to worry about!

How long do treks last?
Most of our Himalayan treks range from one to four weeks.

How long do we spend walking each day?
Trekkers generally walk four to six hours a day. That's between five and fifteen kilometres depending on trail conditions and the state of the weather.


Can you please provide me more information about the tea houses on this trek?
the location and the situation determined the nature of the tea house. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bedroom above them. You have to share their toilet while using but nowadays in low levels attached toilet is found and some of them have hot shower facilities too. But some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

Do a guides or porters carry oxygen tanks on the trek?
Exactly it is not necessary buy if essential they can carry. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points and it’s easy to get.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your size of group.
At one time how many litter of water I have to carry in the trek?

Mostly 3-4 litters will be sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.


What sort of footwear is recommended?
Cosy , sturdy trekking shoes or boots are a must. Ideally your footwear will have Gore-Tex or similar lining, along with thick soles. This will ensure that your feet stay warm and dry, and that you are comfortable walking on rocky paths. Wool socks are recommended instead of cotton, and these too should be thick and warm.

What do I need to know about sun protection?
It may seem counter-intuitive, but your skin is in more danger of sun damage on the mountains than while at the beach! The sun's intensity increases dramatically as we rise in altitude, and fresh snow reflects exponentially more UV rays than does the sand. You will need to protect your skin with clothing and sun block. A sun block specifically for mountain conditions is recommended. If you wear prescription eyeglasses its recommend that you get your prescription fitted to sunglasses.

Is bottled water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recycleable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odourless.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physically changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness.

What ill may be appeared if i get in the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travellers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is very flexible in Nepal. It changes according to the time. The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.


Should I tip my guide? How about my porter?
It is not compulsory; tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks. Your guides and porters will tremendously appreciate a small gratuity at the end of your trek, as these little extras go a long way towards helping their families. Tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for the team's hard work and devoted attention to your happiness.

How much money should I bring along?
Our treks are all-inclusive. We cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible.

Is alcohol permitted on trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude. It depends on you.


Can I get a refund if I don't finish the trek?
It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we cannot offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

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Trip Facts

Duration: 11 Days
Accomodation: Hotel / Guest House
Seasons : March , April , May , Aug, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Type: Moderate
Activities : Trekking / Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 1-12 pax.
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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