Ramdung-Go Peak Climb

Ramdung-Go Peak Climb & Tashi Labtsa la pass on of the challenging trekking and climbing in Nepal, however the sceneary and views of high himalaya is picturesque. Rolwaling valley for the classic and splendid Ramdung-Go Peak climb at 5,930 meters high located southern east of Rolwaling valley which is one of hidden peaks of Himalaya, on the least trekked and climbed area, and this awesome adventure continues towards the high Tashi Labtsa-la pass at 5,755 meters high to reach famous and popular trekkers paradise in Namche Bazaar, home of many famous Sherpa climbers and then leading towards Lukla town for a scenic and super flight back to Kathmandu.

Ramdung-Go Peak Climb & Tashi Labtsa la pass, where you can marvel the scenery of Mt. Gaurishanker (7,145 m-23,441 ft), Melung Tse / Jobo Garee peak (7,181m-23,560 ft), Ramdung-Go Peak (5,930m-19,455 ft), Chukyima go (6,259m-20,535 ft), Tabayabyum (5,558 m-18,235 ft), Yalung ri (5,630 m-18,471 ft), Parchamo Peak (6,187 m-20,299 ft) Amadablam ( 6,812 m / 22,349ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22,250 ft) Tharmarsarku (6,623 m / 21,729 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m /19,721 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m /20,909 ft ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks that surrounds you on this trek and climb.

Trexmount Ventures adventure to Ramdung-Go Peak Climb & Tashi Labtsa la pass starts with an interesting driving journey on Kathmandu / Lhasa highway and then drive leads towards North East at scenic hill town of Charikot, as the journey continues to starting point of this adventure by the river Tama Kosi (river) in the warm rice growing area.

Journey then leads to cooler alpine region passing the first Sherpa village of Simigaon, walk leads through enchanting forested area full of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), pines, magnolia trees to reach Beding village at
3,693 meters high, start of beautiful Rolwaling valley, offering super views of snow capped peaks of Jugal range of central Himalaya here exploring this cultural, traditional Beding village and monastery. After a great rest with acclimatization day, trekking further to an end of the valley to reach at base of Ramdung-Go peak at about 5,100 meters high, with enough time for rest and preparations before the classic climb, our guide will provide enough information on safety measures and of the climbing routes, technique, skills required for the summit bid of Ramdung- Go peak at 5,930 meters high.

Randung -Go Peak climb PD grading from French and Swiss Alpine system which is widely used world over, this grade describes as straight forward climb with some technical difficulty, long walk and climb on glacier and ice slopes. From the base camp with a successful climb of Ramdung-Go, reaching the main goal and highlight of this trip, another adventure awaits leading towards the high pass of Tashi Labtsa at 5,755 meters high pass, which is quite technical after the high pass with glamorous vista of surrounding high mountains, then heading downhill towards Khumbu / Everest region at Namche Bazaar where the colorful houses, hotels and lodge are in a amphitheatre U shape.

Namche, a famous large village, popular among trekkers located on the trail coming from both ways Lukla and Rolwaling. Namche Bazaar holds busy Saturday market every week, the only place here with ATM, Banks, Post Office, Cyber, with numerous shops, delightful restaurants and bakeries. After a night here with morning free to explore the bazaar with many interesting shops with views of Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam, this great adventure and pleasant trek ends at Lukla for scenic flight back to Kathmandu, in the hustle bustle of city life, after a wonderful and remarkable adventure with great service of Trexmount Ventures  and its friendly staff and expert guides.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu received by our Representative and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free day for trek preparations or Sightseeing tour on your interest, pay locally for sightseeing.
Day03: Drive to Gongar 1,400m-4,593 ft via Charikot -07hrs journey.                          
Day 04: Trek to Simigaon 2,000 m-6,561 ft – 05 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,500 m-8,202 ft – 06 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Beding 3,693m-12,116 ft – 05 hours.
Day 07: Rest day for acclimatization and short hikes.
Day 08: Trek to Na 4,183m-13,724 ft – 04 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Ramdung Peak Base Camp 5,100m-16,732 ft – 06 hrs
Day 10: Climb Ramdung Peak and to Base camp – 08 hrs.
Day 11: Reserve or contingency day in case of unfavorable bad weather.
Day 12: Trek to Na gaon 4,183m-13,724 ft – 04 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Glacier camp 5,400 m-17,716 ft – 06 hours.
Day 14: Trek to base of Tashi Labtsa 5,400 m-17,716 ft – 04 hours.
Day 15: Climb over Tashi Lapcha at 5,755 m-18,881 ft and camp Tengpo 4,370 m-14,337 ft.
Day 16: Trek to Thame 3,820 m-12,533 ft – 05 hours.
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3, 440 m-11,286 ft – 04 hours.
Day 18: Moring free at Namche Bazaar and trek to Monjo 2,830 m-9,284 ft – 03 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla 2,860 m-9,383 ft – 04 hrs.
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 21: In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour options.
Day 22: Departure from Nepal

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will covers trip related information’s & collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).

Day 02:   Kathmandu: Free day or City Sightseeing (pay Locally for sightseeing)
After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.

Day 03: Drive to Gongar 1,400 m-4,593 ft via Charikot 1554 m-5,098 ft – 07 hrs journeys.
Morning drive on the scenic Kathmandu-Lhasa highway, an interesting drive on the foothills of Himalaya country side, through many farm villages and busy towns as the drive climb leaving the main Lhasa / Kathmandu highway heading higher towards a nice town of Charikot with grand panorama of central and eastern Himalaya mountain range, after a brief stop for refreshment, drive continues from here on the rough dirt road towards a river valley of Tama Kosi passing many nice looking farm villages and small towns to reach our first overnight camp at Gongar past Jagat village, around here quite tropical warm temperature with fertile rice growing area, located on route Rolwaling valley and on route Tibet. After a pleasant long interesting drive camping by the river, with time for a splash in the chilly river.

Day 04:   Trek to Simigaon 2,000 m-6,561 ft- 05 hrs.
From this first night camping site beginning the adventure with a morning trek over a high hill past Tama Koshi, and narrow gorge to reach a farm village of Chetchet overlooking beautiful waterfalls, then walking around cool area, after a climb of few hours walking through rice paddy then on gentle path to reach the first Sherpa village in Simigaon for overnight camp, this small farm area mostly inhabited with Sherpa people growing corns, potatoes, wheat’s, barley and millets, after setting the camp with time to explore the local village and monastery with super views Mt. Gaurishanker and Melung Tse peak.

Day 05:   Trek to Dovan 2,850 m-9,350 ft – 05 hrs.
Waking up with morning views of Jugal mountain range in this nice village, starting our second day walking higher up leading into cool shade of pristine firest of rhododendron, magnolia, pines and frrs with several summer pasture with small huts and shelters of cow and yak herders on reaching a top side of the green hill, then a short descend to reach at Dovan, a small farm settlement as Dovan means confluence of two rivers or streams, overnight camp by the cool fresh streams, with time to refresh in the streams of warm day trekking.

Day 06: Trek to Beding 3,690 m-12,106 ft-05 hrs.
Starting the morning walk to reach at Beding one of the main and last village around Rolwaling valley, as the trek progress on crossing Rolwaling khola (stream) where the path leads uphill into serene cool woodland of firs and rhododendron, as the walk continues coming to a small place at Nyimare and Ramding small settlement of Sheppard, with few stops in between walk leads to a climb leaving the tree lines as the gorge opens into a wide valley reaching at Beding village, a moderate Sherpa village with a monastery and a small primary school built with help of Hillary foundations. Overnight camp on the banks of Rolwaling river just below the village, here with time to relax and admire the scenery of Rolwaling valley and the mountains, towering above Beding village the massive peak Gaurishanker and Melung tse.

Day 07:   Rest day for acclimatization and short hike around.
An ideal spot for necessary rest day on right elevation of 3,690 meters to acclimatize well before next day adventure towards Ramdung – Go peak climb, morning at leisure visiting the last village of this trip for many days, before reaching Thame and Namche on the other side of Rolwaling valley.

Day 08:   Trek to Na Gaon 4,180m-13,714 ft – 04hrs.
From this nice traditional high Beding village enrich with old Sherpa culture of Buddhist religions which is similar to Tibetans across the border as Gaurishanker and Melung Tse straddles within Nepal / Tibet border. After a last look of Beding village, morning walk slowly heads to a wide exposed valley with outstanding views of snow capped mountains with Mt. Gaurishankar 7,145 m-23,442 ft and Melung Tse ( Jobo Garee) peaks 7,181 m-23,560 ft, at close distance and towards east looking over Ramdung- Go 5,930 m-19,455 ft, Chukyima go 6,259 m-20,535 ft, Tabayabyum 5,558 m-18,235 ft, and Yalung ri 5,630 m-18,471 ft group of peaks, trek continues for another few hours to reach at Na Gaon one of the last Sheppard’s temporary settlement around this beautiful Rolwaling valley, here for lunch and overnight camp with afternoon at leisure to explore this wonderful valley and Na Gaon sandwiched between high mountains.

Day 09:   Trek to Ramdung-go Base Camp 4,750m-15,584 ft – 05 hrs.

Morning walk leads towards southern end of the Rolwaling valley rim around Ramdung-Go and Yalung Ri peaks area, walking on rubble of rocky path where trekkers seldom venture around this hidden place of Rolwaling southern end full of snow capped peaks, after a strong trekking of more than 4 hours reaching at Ramdung-Go base camp close to Yalung Ri, Chukyima-Go and Tabayabyum peaks, finding a suitable nice space for base camp within the glaciers and moraine of these high peaks, afternoon rest and preparation for the climb where our expert guide will brief you regarding the climb and use of equipments where necessary.

Day 10:   Ascent of Ramdung-Go Peak 5,925 m-19,439 ft  – 08 hrs.
A Big Day! Starting very early at the crack of dawn following a faint path and our guide leading towards an ice and glaciers of Ramdung – Go and Chukyima-Go, a steep climb to begin with for the final assault to reach the long ridge line that connect the summit top. The climb is straight forward with few technical section where our guide will help you by fixing ropes on tough areas, after a vigorous climb reaching the top at Ramdung-Go Peak 5,930 meters high summit; catch the super panorama of mountains that encircles this spot, after a great time and successful climb heading down on the same route to base camp or further time permitting.

Day 11:   Reserve and contingency day in case of bad weather condition
This day is to allows a spare as contingency / reserve day in case of bad unusual weather situations, if all goes well as per the designated itinerary days our guide will make the decision after informing all, how and where this spare can be used before or after Tashi Labtsa on route Namche and Lukla.

Day 12:   Trek back to Na gaon 4,183m-13,724 ft – 04 hours.
After feeling fine on reaching our goal and highlight of this trip, next adventure will be crossing high over Tashi Labtsa –la pass, walk follows back to Na gaon for overnight camp with complete rest for next day trekking.

Day 13:   Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa 4,560m-14,960 ft – 05 hrs.
From Na Gaon on leaving the last settlement back to wilderness in the harmony of giant mountains, morning walk leads towards north eastern rim of Rolwaling Valley to cross a small stream reaching a small place at Sangma the last summer pasture area of Rolwaling valley. After a short rest crossing over a short wood bridge, then walk leads to a steep climb towards moraine, icy streams and then coming near Tsho Rolpa which is dammed with lot of stone works for precaution that might overflow and flood the villages below around Rolwaling area. This icy lake which is often frozen known as Cho Pokhari also, overnight camp on a sandy level small field on the southern bank of Tsho Rolpa at Kabuk overlooking peaks of Tsoboje 6,689 m and Dragker- Go 6,793 meters.

Day 14:   Trek to Drolambau Glacier at Tashi Laptsa BC 5,400 m-17,717 ft – 05 hrs.
This area sandwiched and enclosed between high peaks with boulders and rocks to cope on the walk from here onwards to reach the base of Tashi Labtsa, as the walk continues with the sound crackling ice beneath the glacier and moraines, after going through few obstacles section on boulders and ice reaching at the bottom of Tashi Labtsa for another adventure of this trip, overnight camp on available space on rocks of moraine close to bottom of Drolambu great wonderful looking icefalls.

Day 15: Climb over Tashi Laptsa Pass 5,755m-18,881 ft to Tengpo 4,370 m-14,337 ft – 08 hrs.
Another Big Day! adventure starts early morning with a tough and long climb unto a glacial area, and then heading to a spur with gradual climb over upper glacier, here onwards ropes needs to be fixed, where our guides will make ledges on ice for all members, staff and porters for safety, as the climb slowly reach to the top ridge of Tashi Labtsa at 5,755 meters pass, which is one of the highest route of trekking in the Himalaya region, the top festooned with old prayer flags and stone piles marking the top. After a great hard climb with short rest to check that everyone is safe, at close distance from the pass lies Parchamo Peak 6,187 meters high and towards north rises Teng Ragi Tau at 6,940 meters, descend towards Khumbu area, sometimes ropes is required for safe descent. After a great adventure crossing over Tashi Labtsa walk gets better on the grassy slopes to reach at Tengpo for overnight stop, a yak summer pasture of Khumbu villagers.

Day 16:   Trek to Thame 3,820 m-12,533 ft – 05 hrs.
Today, after being in total wilderness in between tall mountains, morning walk leads towards Thame village on the easier downhill trail passing several shelters and herder’s huts, after a good day walk reaching Thame in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge for overnight stop after camping for many nights. Thame a quaint and sleepy village located west of Khumbu / Everest region with an oldest monastery of this area. Home of many famous and legendary climbers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa 1st Everest summiteers in May 29th 1953 and Apa Sherpa who have climbed Everest 20th times.

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3, 440 m-11,286 ft – 04 hrs. After a wonderful time at Thame village, morning visit an interesting Thame monastery which is one of the oldest in Khumbu area, from Thame descend towards Bhote Kosi river and then uphill to reach in Thamo, with a small hydro power to support all Khumbu villages, from here into tree lines and rich vegetation leading famed Namche Bazaar, the way to Everest Base Camp and other trekking areas around upper Khumbu. Namche the market centre of Khumbu region, a largest prosperous trading town –village known as capital of Sherpa highlanders with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful market held every Saturday.

Day 18:   Morning free at Namche then trek to Monjo 2,830 m-9,284 ft – 04 hrs.
In Namche morning free, as the walk to next overnight village is just 3 hrs away on route to Lukla, after a lazy morning afternoon walk heading downhill to the confluence of Dudh Kosi river crossing few long bridges in the shade of tall pines and rhododendron trees, walking on the river bed reaching at Sagarmatha National Park after going through Jorsalle village, here at the park entrance a checking for TIMS, park permits and then a short walk brings in a nice village at Monjo in the comfort of cozy lodge with views of Khumbila the patron god of Khumbu area and Tharmasarku peak.

Day 19:   Trek to Lukla 2,860 m-9,383 ft – 05 hrs.
Today the last of this great adventure and trekking ending at Lukla, the walk leads on the easier path after being on the high hills and valley, reaching Lukla with a last climb for 45 minutes, at Lukla for lunch and last overnight stop, with free afternoon and to organize gratitude and farewell dinner with fellow staff and porters.

Day 20:   Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
At Lukla the flight operates from early morning to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight time can get delayed due to unfavorable and bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small Dornier or Twin Otter plane for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal Trexmount Ventures staff transfer you back to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area.

Day 21:   In Kathmandu with cultural tour at places of interest.
This day reserved day in case of flight delay in Lukla due to unfavorable weather conditions, on this extra free day you can book for sightseeing tour, in our interesting cultural heritage tour around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan this cities full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake.

Day 22:  Departure:
Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for  departure towards your next destination.

Includes and Excludes

Equipments and Packing

EQUIPMENT: Since you are traveling here and there and through the country side, consider carrying warm, lightweight, hand-washable and quick-drying clothes.

FOOT WEAR:
Trekking Boots (One Pair), Light Soaks (3 Pairs), Thick Socks (4 pairs), Camp Shoes (1 pair), and Sandals (1 pair).

CLOTHING:
Warm Cotton Trousers (2 pairs), Fleece Jacket or Pullover (1), Down or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket and Trousers (1), Shirts and T-Shirts (4 pieces), Long Under Wear (2 pieces), Lightweight Cotton Long Pants, Short Under Wear (4 pieces), Sunglasses (1), Sun Hat or Scarf (1) and Woolen Hat (1), Lightweight Gloves (1), Heavyweight Gloves or Mittens With a Waterproof (1), Rain Coat (1).

OTHER EQUIPMENT:
Daypack (1), Down Jacket (1), Sleeping Bag (4 seasons-1), Water Bottle (1), Sunglasses, Flashlight with Spare Bulbs, Sun Cream, Batteriesm Gaiters, Lip Salve.

OPTIONAL:
Toilet Articles, Insect Repellent, Notebook and Pen, Laundry Soap, Toilet Roll, Pocket Knife, Binoculars, Sewing Kit, Soap, Camera, GPS, Cards and Personal Medical Kit and items of your personal interest.

Note: 
If you are wearing glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair. If you wear contact lenses you may find that climatic changes and dust can create visual irritation, therefore, it is advisable to bring a pair of glasses.

For Water Purification: You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria. You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a days, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.
Bottled mineral water and boiled water are available for purchase throughout Trekking.  However, water purification tablets or your own filter can be useful with your interest.

  • Steripen
  • Water filter
  • Iodine or chlorine dioxide purification tablets

Checklist for Documents:
The Following documents listed below are a must and should be with you at all times.

  • Valid Passport
  • Medical Insurance card(s)
  • Address book | Our Company contact details (for any emergency)
  • Flight tickets (e-tickets).
  • Passport size photos ( At least 4)

Note: We do recommend you to make copies of passport, visas, permits, airline tickets/schedule and so on. Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a separate place in your luggage.

 

Trip Map

Trip Fact

Trip accommodation:              Hotels & Lodge with camping on trek / climb
Trek grade:                                           Adventurous and challenging
Climbing grade:                      PD (French / Swiss alpine system)
Total Trip:                                             21 / 22 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Seasons:                                April to June & September to November.

Trip Highlights

Leading to a great adventure with full of thrills and excitement throughout this trip, from traditional villages, green hills, pristine forest, amazing landscapes and high mountains, trekking around beautiful Rolwaling valley, climb of hidden Ramdung-go peaks and towards Kumbu around Everest area, visiting villages and monasteries enrich with old culture, customs, are the main attraction and highlights of this adventure with warm hospitality of the highlanders The Sherpa of Himalaya”

Trip Information's

Nepal the Land of Eight Thousander:
Nepal a unique country due to its different topography in just mere miles away from the low lands of tropical Terai, to the mid hills meditarrean climate of Churia to the alpine mid hills and arctic zone of High mountains, all these fascinating weather, sceneries varied tribes with different ancient culture only to be found in this Himalaya country Nepal.
Nepal captures 8th of the 14th Eight Thousander Mountains from Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586 m, Mt. Lhotse 8,516 m, Mt. Makalu 8,463 m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8,201 m, Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, Mt. Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m and world 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 meters high, all these great massive mountains are the life line of Nepal and beyond South East Asia which is the strong river source.
All the picturesque scenery makes Nepal one of the most sought destinations for any types of leisure holidays to extreme adventure, as Nepal is rich in culture, historical places and its old traditions in daily life.
Information for travelers while in Nepal with Trexmount Ventures:
While on booking with us we will provide with much essential information as per the trip chosen.

Arriving in Nepal & Transfers:  Before you depart for Nepal please send us your flight details so that we can arrange a complementary transport from the airport to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our staff and representative will have a sign-board with “Trexmount Ventures”, please look for it when reaching outside the main terminal. Please note our phone numbers if in-case of flight delay and change in time & schedule or if you don’t see our Sign Board on your arrival in case of emergency:
Please notify on these + 977- 1- 4701237, 4701238, 4701239 or Cell: 9851058054

Please be aware of hawkers at the airport will try to carry your bags for you and direct you to specific guesthouses.  Please carry your own luggage and don’t give any money who ever asks for it. Luggage

Standard commercial airline baggage restrictions apply. Usually this is 20 kg for economy passengers and one piece of carry-on luggage. It is advisable to check with your airline before traveling.

Passport: Your passport is a valuable document and you should exercise extreme care in keeping it safe. We recommend that you keep your passport on you at all times, preferably in a money belt that is worn under your clothing. We advise that you take copies of relevant pages in your passport and any visas that you may purchase in case of loss or damage. Your tour leader will require your passport details at the pre-departure meeting. Again, we recommend that you have a photocopy of your passport details, kept separate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the END of your tour, and must have one blank page for each country to be visited.

Visa Requirements: You can either processed tourist visas from any Nepalese Embassy or via the web or you upon arrival in Nepal. Please note that once the visa is issued, it may not be amended or re-validated and visa fees will not be refunded. USD cash or Visa and Master Card credit cards are accepted for visa fees. Visitors who wanted to get tourist visa at arrival, they can obtain into following arrival points in Nepal:
Tribhubhan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu| Kodari| Kakarbhitta| Birgunj| Belhiya Bhairahawa | Nepalgunj |Dhangadi | Mahendranagar.

REQUIREMENTS for Visa is as following:
Valid Passport (with a validity of a minimum period of six months) duly completed Visa application form.
Visa fees easier to be paid in cash.
Visa fees at arrival points in Nepal: Visa for 15 days = $25, For 30 days = $40, For 90 days = $100.
Please also note that: Nationals of the following countries must apply for a tourist visa through Nepalese Embassies as they do not get visas on arrival at the entry points of Nepal.

Note: Nigeria | Ghana | Zimbabwe | Swaziland | Cameroon | Somalia | Liberia| Ethiopia| Iraq| Palestine and Afghanistan’s Travel Document holders (Passport holder) should apply for a tourist visa at the Nepalese Embassy. Entry validity: The validity of visa dates is counted from the date of arrival in Nepal which is Six months from the date of issue.

Visa Extension: A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days. Over the course of a visa year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal more than cumulative 150 days.

EACH CLIENT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ALL NECESSARY VISAS.
Country entry regulations can be changed, Unique Path Travels does not accept responsibility for changes in regulations or requirements for visas. The information provided is given in good faith.

Currency: The official currency in Nepal is Rupee. The most commonly use symbol for Rupee is NPR or Rs. One Rupee is made up of 100 Paisa, a smaller unit.  There are coins  for denominations of one, two, five and ten rupees and bank notes in denominations of 1,2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees. There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency or travelers checks brought into Nepal.

Money Exchange: Nepal Rastra Bank (National Bank)  sets the exchange rate and lists rate in daily news paper. There are many money changer counters and Banks in the cities at where you can change your cash money. When you are changing money officially, you need to show your passport and get receipt with your identity.  The Hotels do change the money however they do have lower rate.

There are various ATM Machines in main cities and towns like Kathmandu, Pokhara and so on. Where you can get cash (only Nepalese Rupee) on both Visa and Master Card’s 24 hours a day. Usually you can draw Maximum 30,000 NPR a day from your Card.

Accommodations: In Nepal most places have tourist standard facilities depending upon the choices, as we have put a lot of effort into locating the most appropriate type of accommodation for each tour.

It will always be clean and hygienic, comfortable and of a very high standard. Accommodation for Nepal trips is in a combination of good standard tourist class hotels and Guest Houses in the Treks operated by the local people, which offer Twin Sharing accommodations, please be prepared for the common Bathrooms.

If you wish to spend a few additional days in your start city before the departure of your tour, then we can arrange accommodation for you. On the last day of the tour we usually arrive at our final destination in the late afternoon, when the tour ends. If you would like to book accommodation for that night or even stay additional nights, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you as well. All our accommodation is carefully chosen, conveniently located, clean and comfortable.

Travel / Medical Insurance: Travel / Medical insurance a compulsory in all Trexmount Ventures trips, all clients MUST be insured to cover personal accident, medical expenses, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation. Please Note you should check that your insurance policy is adequate for Trexmount Ventures .

Vaccinations: Your doctor might suggest you while traveling in Asia or any 3rd world countries, as in Nepal vaccinations are not compulsory unless coming from a yellow fever infected region but we do recommend you are covered for: *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. NB* a Yellow Fever certificate is required if arriving from infected areas.

For traveling in the countryside and remote areas, immune globulin is also recommended to combat hepatitis A. We advise you to bring along a supply of antibiotics, an anti-diarrhea agent, and any other prescription drugs required by your current medical conditions.

Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.You may need additional inoculations so please contact your GP or a travel medical center for further information. Please consult your doctor for up-to-date information and prescriptions for vaccinations, anti-malarial requirements and any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling into Asia.

Note: Please don’t forget check up with your Doctor & get advice whether your health permit or not to go into the region.

We also recommend: A dental check-up prior to traveling, you know your blood group in case of emergency and to send your medical / dietary lists. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your Travel Agent at the time of your booking

Medical Supplies: In every trip we do provide with essential comprehensive medical kits however you may carry your own medical kits as per your doctor’s recommendations.

List of some recommended items: Band Aids / bandages, laxatives, upset stomach remedy, anti-diarrhea remedy, Panadol /Aspirin, rehydration remedy, antiseptic cream/powder, sterile dressings, any relevant course of medication such as contraceptive pills.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): Depending upon the zone of trekking, AMS might occur if one does not acclimatize well while trekking in the high Himalayan region. Usually the symptom of AMS can be felt above 3,000 m with thin air, lack of oxygen from low air pressure. The Rapid Ascend, dehydration and Hypothermia are the cause of the symptom. We have rated three different level of the Altitude Sickness:

  1.  AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness: 
    The initial symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness starts with headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue / tiredness, Loss of appetite, disturbance in sleep which is mild a symptoms that will make like hangover / not feeling well.  You don’t need to worry much this will take time to heal after a good acclamatsation, this can be avoided after slow ascend or resting into the same elevation.
  2. HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema:
    This second level of the sickness may get water in the lungs with the symptoms of increasing Headache, wish to vomiting or vomiting, diarrhea, Dizziness’, Breathing hard, severe cough (dry or Productive), increasing tiredness/weakness, high pulse, Fatigue while walking, Blueness of the face, Lips, Fingers nails which means inability to circulate the Oxygen into the blood. If these symptoms occur, you shouldn’t ascend higher, take medicine & rest/stay into the same altitude for extra night, if it does not improves, you need to descend into lower elevation.
  3. Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema
    The final level is a extreme stage of altitude sickness with the symptoms of worsening headache & Vomiting, mental confusion, swelling hand & face, walking like drunk, irritable, unconsciousness or coma. If these serious symptoms appear, you need to get into the hospital as soon as possible either by heli-copter or by other possible arrangements.

Decision Making: All the decision is made by the victims and by leader or guide for
evacuation by any means of quick transportation and in helicopter.

  1. Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise. 
  2. If it is an altitude problem with mild symptoms, stay at the same altitude until the symptoms are completely gone. Take an Aspirin tablet, try to go up but listen to your body. If symptoms are worsening, descend into the lower.

Prevention is better than cure. A proper acclimatization before heading higher elevation, not to make Rapid Ascent; not to walk faster and drink plenty of fluid like water.

  • Listen your body & Let them more comfortable & rest more than usual. 
  • Avoid alcohol, Narcotic Drugs, sleeping pills and smoking. 
    Drink more fluid 3-4ltrs a day… clean, boiled or treated water/tea/coffee/soup/juice etc. 
  • Do not carry heavy packs, 10 – 12 Kilograms is ok. 
  • Climb higher sleep lower.
    Above 3000m, a 300m ascent a day if possible and walk with someone.

Treatment: The main healer and treatment is Descent, Descent, Descent, the best way of recovering. However, there are few medicine which maybe helpful when suffering: Oxygen, Diamox (Acetomolide) for AMS 125 mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated, Nafedipine for HAPE, Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE, Hyperbolic Bag – Gamow Bag

Important: Go up slowly with take your own pace. Do not let your body get cold. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day). Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.

Tipping & Bargaining: Tipping in Nepal is not mandatory. It is now a traditional way, asset by earlier visitors, to tip guides, porters and Tour Driver, who now expect a tip. Any gratuity for good service will be gratefully accepted at the end of the tour.

Bargaining is part of Nepalese culture, especially in markets when hiring the local vehicles, buying the jewelery and local clothing.

Travel Tip: You might be tempted to buy a few souvenirs here and there, so leave a little room for those extra purchases!

Safe Travel:

  • Do not take unnecessary valuables with you, a money belt, or similar, worn close to your body is the best way to carry passports, airline tickets, money and other Valuables.
  • Do Not leave any valuables in hotel rooms, please use SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES in the Hotel. Items are left at the individual’s risk.
  • Pickpockets are not common in Nepal but it can happen, especially in tourist areas and in crowded markets; you must always exercise care.
  • Be aware that anything left lying around will also be liable to theft.

Departure Tax: International Flight departure taxes are included in your flight ticket.

Time Zone: Nepal Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 5:45 Hours).

Climate: Nowhere in the world is the climate so distinct and poles apart. The long stretch of the northern frontier, which is mostly rugged terrain, towered by the mighty Himalayas experiences arctic type of climate and a few hours down south at the fringes of the Indian borderlands the landscape and climate changes dramatically as the elevation decreases. With lush green tropical forests and vast stretches of plains one can encounter hot humid climate.

The year is divided into 4 different seasons in Nepal – winter, spring, monsoon and autumn.
The best period to visit the country for plant lovers is during spring when the flowers are in full bloom. The mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers. Spring season commences from early March and continues until late May. Even though the days are clear haze disturbs the mountain views. Late May, and the downpour begins. It continues till late August. Come September and the autumn season begins. It continues till late November. With temperate climate, clear blue skies and extraordinary mountain views it is the best season to visit the country. Winter begins in late November and continues till late February.

Himalayan region climate varies as per the altitude wise from the low southern land of Gangetic plains of Terai at 60meters above sea level to the mid hills-valleys at 9,00m, 1500-200m and to the high mountain settlement at 3000-4000m and above. From over 40oC warm sub-tropic, to the arctic climate of -0oC to -20oC conditions exists. Here’s our Climate Guide that can help you with your selection of treks in the Himalayan region and Good Luck! Nepal and its Himalayan range have a typical monsoonal two season a year. There’s the dry season from October to May and the wet season, the monsoon, from June to September. September-November, the start of the dry season, is in many ways the best time in Nepal and around the Himalaya. As the Himalayan regions have low precipitations, the snow fall is limited depending upon the region, season and elevation. The main trekking area of Annapurna Region will be as follows.

From 800m-1200m quite subtropical climate with hot and humidity in summer and at end of spring till starting of autumn, however in winter the temperature drops down almost 0 degree Celsius with mild sunshine of 15-18 degree Celsius.

From 2000m in summer it will be quite warm with minimum of 5-8 degree Celsius

Maximum of 18-20 degree Celsius.

Spring from mid Feb to April the temperatures are as follows.
Minimum -4 to -5 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

Autumn from October to mid November.
Minimum -5 to -8 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

From 3000m-4000m. minimum of 0-5 degree Celsius and maximum of 15-18 degree Celsius. Above 5000m it can snow even summer, while it rains below but the snow melts quickly as it reaches the ground at this time of the year in summer and monsoon. (The wind chill factor above 3000m-4000m can be quite freezing bringing the temperatures down. In the Everest Region and as at other High Himalayan region the temperatures are as follows from 2000m on-wards.

From 2000m in summer it will be quite warm with minimum of 5-8 degree Celsius

Maximum of 18-20 degree Celsius.
Spring from mid Feb to April the temperatures are as follows.
Minimum -4 to -5 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.
Autumn from October to mid November.
Minimum -5 to -8 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

In winter Dec to mid Feb this place can be very cold at sometimes in places like Loboche on-wards with minimum of -15-20 degree Celsius and maximum of 12-15 degree Celsius.

Above 3000m on-wards the afternoon sun will be brilliant with much glare and  strong UV (Ultra Violet Ray) while in the sun, however the temperatures drops down dramatically while in the shade.

Temperatures Chart

(In Celsius)  

                    1,330m                  850m                     200-300m (above sea level)

Months        Kathmandu            Pokhara                 Chitwan

                    max min                max min                max min

Jan               19     2                   20     8                    24   7
Feb              20      4                  21     8                    26   8                  
Mar              25      8                  27   11                   33   12       
Apr              30     11                 33   12                   35   18
May             30     16                 30   19                   35   20
Jun               30     20                 30   20                  35   23
Jul                29      21                30   21                   33   24
Aug              29      20                30   21                   33   24
Sep              27     19                29   20                   32   22
Oct               23      15                27   18                   31   18
Nov             23      4                 23     11                  29   12
Dec              20       2                  20     8                   24     8                           

Rainfall Chart (in mm.)                                 

Months        Kathmandu            Pokhara                 Chitwan                

Jan               25                         15                          10

Feb              25                         15                          10

Mar              75                         30                          10

Apr              50                         50                          15

May             100                         300                         200

Jun               225                         575                         300

Jul                375                         800                         500

Aug              360                         700                         450

Sep              175                         575                         400

Oct               50                         220                         100

Nov             10                         20                           5   

Dec              10                            5                            5                                

Climate Chart:   Kathmandu. Chances of dry day & Hours of Sunshine

Jan     Feb    Mar    Apr    May   June   July    Aug    Sept   Oct     Nov   Dec

95%   91%   93%   85%   74%   54%   33%   37%   62%   88%   98%   99%

5:54    5:39    7:37    9:30    5:43    4:54    2:37    2:23    3:18    5:12    5:12    5:06

Pokhara. Chances of dry day & Hours of Sunshine

Jan     Feb    Mar    Apr    May   June   July    Aug    Sept   Oct     Nov   Dec

94%   94%   89%   80%   53%   5%     3%     3%     7%     64%   96%   99%

5:49    6:23    7:19    8:59    5:17    4:02    2:04    1:34    1:44    4:30    4:51    5:12

Voltage:  Electricity in Nepal is 230 volts AC, 50 cycles. We do have two pins & 3 pins power sockets, you better to have two Pin travel plug adapter which will be useful to charge your batteries.

Drug Policy: Under no circumstances are any illegal drugs allowed on any part of the trip. Anyone discovered in possession of any such drugs, will be asked to leave the tour immediately without question or refund.

Water:  You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria. You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a days, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.

Bottled mineral water and boiled water are available for purchase throughout Trekking.  However, water purification tablets or your own filter can be useful with your interest.

  • Steripen
  • Water filter
  • Iodine or chlorine dioxide purification tablets

Photography: Photography is important part of the holiday that carries the memory of holiday in the photos.  Please remember, we are guests in the countries through which we travel and we may sometimes inadvertently cause offense by taking photographs without first asking permission. It is absolutely forbidden by law to take photos at any borders, as they are all active military installation.

Contact details: 
Trexmount Ventures:
Ciltron Garden 495, Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal Phone: +977-1-4701238 | 4701239 |  Cell : +977-9851058054 | Fax : +977-1-4701237 Email :uniquepath@mail.com.np | Url : http://www.nepalholidayinfo.com

Note: 
This tour is operated by Trexmount Ventures. Information provided in all brochures, leaflets and dossiers is offered in good faith by the company, based on the latest information available with update while in publication.

Departure Dates

We will be able to organize operate this tour one month prior to the tour start. Please write to us for further informations: contact@nepalholidayinfo.com

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