Best of Nepal Tour

Trexmount Ventures a complete trip “Best of Nepal Tour” covering around the wonderful scenic and cultural, historical places within Nepal include a time in Asia’s top Chitwan National Park with jungle safari and elephant ride.

Starting the tour in Kathmandu historical and cultural places, as Kathmandu valley is stuffed with world heritage sites, old temples, stupas and royal courtyards. Tour leads beyond Kathmandu with overnights in scenic Nagarkot hills the highest point of this trip at 2,100 m famous for sunrise and sunset views over alluring panorama of central / eastern Himalaya range of mountains, and tour of old Bhaktapur city with ancient Changunararyan temple and then a drive to picturesque Pokhara city with serene lakes and Annapurna Himalaya backdrop and then heading further south to Chitwan National Park for jungle activities famous for bird’s and wildlife sighting from Royal Bengal Tiger, rhinoceros to many types of deer with other animals.

From here a drive further south west to the old town of Palpa Tansen visiting the old palace and temples and traditional old medieval looking town after a nice time concluding this trip with a drive to Lumbini birth place of Lord Buddha ‘The Light of Asia’ where the temperature of sub tropical climate on the low flat land of Nepal close to India border, after an interesting time here a scenic sweeping flight brings you back to Kathmandu after an overwhelming time on the best parts of Nepal with great services of Trexmount Ventures.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Morning sightseeing tour around Kathmandu.
Day 03: Morning free at leisure afternoon Kathmandu and drive to Nagarkot (2,100 m-6,889 ft) – 02 hrs journey.
Day 04: Morning view the sunrise and drive to Bhaktapur with tour of
Changunararyan Temple after the tour back to Kathmandu.
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara and transfer to hotel by the Phewa lake side.
Day 06: Morning visit Sarankot hill for sunrise afternoon tour of Pokhara
Day 07: Drive to Chitwan National Park and transfer to Hotel – 04 hrs.
Day 08: In Chitwan with full day jungle safari and elephant ride.
Day 09: Morning after breakfast drive to Tansen, Palpa (1,091 m-3,579 ft)- 06 hrs.
Day 10: Visit places of interest around Tansen.
Day 11: Drive to Lumbini and transfer to hotel after tour of Buddha birth places and other historical sites.
Day 12: Morning at leisure and drive to Bhairawa for flight to Kathmandu.
Day 13: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 14: Depart Kathmandu for international departure.

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
After the flight and getting refreshed in respective hotels, a rendezvous in Kathmandu with trip orientation, where our guide / leader will inform and brief regarding sightseeing tour, hotels, do and don’ts with evening group dinner.

Day 02: Tour of Kathmandu
Morning time, our city guide will take you on tour with short drive in the hub of Kathmandu at old Durbar Square (royal courtyard) here visit the Hanuman Dhoka the main early palaces where our expert guide will provide you with history and culture of different era, visit of famous Kumari house (virgin Goddess) and Kastamandap temple where the word Kathmandu derived from meaning a temple built with a wood of a single tree.

Observe the local bazaar as this place is strewn with shops and vendors and visit the old Freak Street (haven for hippies and freaks during the pot and music days of Woodstock era in the early 70’s to late 1980’s)

After an interesting tour with lunch either back in the hotel restaurant or our guide will take you in a nice local restaurant with Nepali environment with views of the area from the roof top or terrace restaurants, from here heading west to Swayambhunath located on a hillock the landmark of Kathmandu city with all seeing eyes of Buddha, an interesting spot with views of Kathmandu valley the dome shaped Buddhist stupa one of the oldest in Nepal dates back more than 25,000 years. On a nice surrounding with monkeys in the forested area of Sywambhunath a de tour of the Stupa and the monastery where you can see the pilgrims and devotees with monks on prayer. 

After a delightful tour heading east of the city with a short drive visit of holy Hindu Temple Pashupatinath, as non Hindu are not allowed inside the main temple premises, however one can observe and view the golden roofed temple with four silver door by the bank of Bagmati river, where you can observe the cremation taking place on a wooden pyre next to the river.

After Pashupatinath end the tour with a visit of Bouddhanath close to this temple, located next to the busy street but the Bouddhanath great large Stupa located in a serene atmosphere despite the busy outside gate of the complex.

Tour around this famous Stupa complex where one can walk on the upper 2 tier of Stupa close to the main spire of the stupa with views of shops and markets around the area with much pilgrims on prayer spinning the prayer wheels as they chants around this famous holy area visit some important monasteries here and then retire for the day back to the hotel.

Evening our guide and staff will pick you for the dinner in one of the typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show to conclude this pleasant and nice day. 

For interested people in Buddhism and meditation we can provide visit to White Gompa and Kopan Gompa (monastery)

For other relaxing places are Massage and Spa parlors around Kathmandu city.

Day 03: Morning free at leisure afternoon and drive to Nagarkot.
Morning free at leisure to relax before the next tour and drive, after lunch
2 hours drive leads past Kathmandu towards outskirt of Bhaktapur city and then drive leads to a climb on the winding road with cooler temperature as you reach at Nagarkot hill town at 2,100 meters high.

At Nagarkot transfer to hotel / resorts with short walk around the town area with views of sunset over array of snow capped peaks located towards north.

Day 04: Morning view the sunrise and drive to Bhaktapur with tour of Changunararyan Temple after the tour back to Kathmandu.
Early morning get up to catch striking sunrise as the first ray touches the high range of snow capped mountains from Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang-Jugal Himal Mt. Gauri Shanker and all the way to the eastern horizon towards Everest range of peaks. Depart from the hotel after breakfast for the drive back to Kathmandu at first a short drive downhill to a sleepy village of Changu for a visit of the oldest ancient temple of Nepal Changu Narayan, located on a high hilltop also called Changu or Dolagiri. The temple area is surrounded with forest of champak tree and small Changu village which is north of Bhaktapur.

Changu Narayan Temple dedicated to Hindu god Lord Visnu,this temple is considered as the oldest one in Nepal. The pagoda style temple has several masterpieces of 5th to 12th century of excellent Nepalese art.

After an interesting time here drive downhill for 45 minutes and enter the medieval city of Bhaktapur, tour of this fascinating durbar square and places of interest Bhaktapur although a traditional old looking city slowly emerging into modernization but still retains its past glory with old temples, royal courtyard and bazaar itself steeped with old history and monuments with many heritage sites to visit in this old part of the city of Bhaktapur.

Places to visit in Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Nytapola Temple, Dattarya Square with famous peacock window, Pottery square and market.

From here with lovely morning tour heading back to Kathmandu with rest of the free at leisure and preparation for the next day journey to picturesque Pokhara.

Day 05: Drive to Pokhara and transfer to hotel by the Phewa lake side.
Morning after breakfast set off for a scenic and interesting drive on Nepal main busy highway, drive follows Trisuli River for some time and then heading west on the road to Pokhara where the climate is much warmer of sub tropical temperature, on reaching Pokhara by the pristine lake Phewa check into a nice hotels with afternoon free at leisure to browse around the shops and restaurant along the lake side.

Day 06: Morning visit Sarankot hill for sunrise and tour of Pokhara.
Early morning before breakfast a short drive on the highest hill top of Pokhara Valley offers grandeur vista of Annapurna range of mountains with
Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal as far to Dhaulagiri peaks towards west, including awesome valley landscapes with Lake Phewa below, a short drive from the hotel in Pokhara lake side, this hill top offers striking sunrise and a platform for Paragliding also.

While in Pokhara it hard to miss the stunning Annapurna range which forms its backdrop. Annapurna massif includes A I (worlds 10th highest at 8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,684ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,459ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) ever present Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ (6,997 m) and beyond east worlds 8th highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163m-26,781 ft).

All these views can be seen in the comfort of your hotel rooms for more views one can take a mountain flight form 45 mins to an hour, Ultra Light flight or more sporty adventure taking a paragliding from the hills of Sarankot.

Return back to hotel for breakfast and continue tour with a drive south of Pokhara and visit with a view of cascading beautiful waterfalls popularly known as Devi’s Fall, locally called as Patale Chhago (Hell’s Fall) located just 2 k.m. south west of the city on the Siddhartha Highway a nice pleasant area with views of tremendous waterfalls, monsoon and mid September time raging volumes of waters makes this place more interesting and impressive.

After a time here a short walk across the street visit Gufteswor Gufa just walking distance from Devis’ Fall across the street the entrance is wide with down steps with a shrine of Shiva one can head further down to view the raging Seti River entering a channel into the cave.

From here a drive towards Pokhara old bazaar where you can observe local life visiting the old areas of Pokhara with traditional bazaar and ethnical diverse traders. In its temples reflects the Newari architecture of Kathmandu valley, although Pokhara majority are of hill people the Gurung and some Magar, Tamang with Hindu Brahmins, Chettries and Dalits.

The local bazaar has important and interesting shrines called Bindhayabasini Mandir (temple), this white dome shaped dominates a spacious stone paved courtyard on a shady hill top with excellent views of the bazaar and the Annapurna mountains.

After a wonderful time back to hotel for lunch with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.

Day 07: Drive to Chitwan National Park and transfer to Hotel – 04 hrs.
With great time in Pokhara, morning drive leads back on the same road for few hours on reaching Mugling Bazaar heading due south to the flatland of Nepal known as Terai where Chitwan National Park located, an interesting drive observing the dramatic change in landscapes feeling totally different in the warm country as the drive leads to the rim of Chitwan National Park where all main hotels, resorts and lodge are situated, on reaching hotel / resorts in Chitwan where the guide / naturalist welcomes you with an orientation information of the park, safari and of the hotels / lodge with do’s and don’ts while you are here for 2 nights.

After lunch a short introductory / nature walk with a visit of local Tharu village for few hours and back to hotel with evening entertainment of cultural dance before dinner.

Day 08: In Chitwan with full day jungle safari and elephant ride.
In Chitwan wakes you up early with just a cup of tea / coffee to start the morning activities either elephant safari, bird watch tour or a tower visit to observe the surrounding jungle life after the tour back to hotel for breakfast, before lunch a jungle walk, elephant bathing / briefing.

After lunch a break for few hours and then either elephant safari / jungle drive or jungle walks for few hours in search of wild life.

Evening at leisure with slide shows of the area and a great dinner concludes your night.

Day 09: Morning after breakfast drive to Tansen, Palpa (1,091 m-3,579 ft) – 06 hrs.
An interesting drive after breakfast in Chitwan as the journey leads further south west to reach an old town of Tansen in Palpa district, here check into nice hotels with afternoon short walk around the bazaar area, a de-tour at leisure to see and admire the narrow zigzag streets, stream of colorful people passing by in local attires. Typical Newari houses, pagoda style temples, shrines and stupas that abounds here.

Day 10: Visit places of interest around Tansen.
Tansen is among a few towns outside the capital enrich with legacy of traditional art and architecture. Located at an elevation of 1310 meters, Tansen is a pleasant place to visit throughout the year, starting with a tour of Srinagar Hill for mountain views, Amar Narayan temple, Tansen Durbar, Sittalpati, Bhagawati temple, Ammar Gunj Ganesh, after a wonderful time on your own to observe the daily life of the locals and to interact.

Day 11: Drive to Lumbini transfer to hotel with tour of Buddha birth places and other historical sites.
From Tansen few hours’ drive leads to south near Nepal border with UP state of India, as the drive diverts to rural areas of the southern plain, where the village and towns with Indian influence, on reaching at Lumbini transfer to a nice hotel located near Lord Buddha’s complex, afternoon our guide will take you for a tour and visit around birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam, the Shakya prince and the ultimate Buddha, the Enlightened One, a pilgrimage destination of   Buddhism religions.

UNESCO has listed this nativity site, identified by Indian Emperor Ashoka’s commemorative pillar as a World Heritage Site.

The main attraction at Lumbini remains the Sacred Garden, which spread over 8sq km and possessing all the treasures of the historic area. The Mayadevi temple is another attraction for pilgrims and archaeologists alike.
Standing west to Mayadevi shrine is the oldest monument of Nepal, the Ashoka Pillar. Emperor Ashoka erected the pillar in 249BC to commemorate his pilgrimage on this sacred site. To the south of the pillar, visit the holy pond, Puskarni, where Queen Mayadevi had taken a bath just before giving birth to Lord Buddha. This area has many Stupas and monasteries of different nations with a marvelous tour head back to hotel and relax after a great day.

 Day 12: Morning at leisure and drive to Bhairawa for flight to Kathmandu.
Morning at leisure with another options a short drive of 27km west of Lumbini to an important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam’s father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. The Kapilvastu Museum has the pottery, jewelry and ornaments which would be observed during our visit.

Afternoon after lunch drive for an hour to Bhairawa airport for the flight back to Kathmandu bidding farewell to the loyal driver and other staff, on reaching the small airport as per the flight time, board on the plane for sweeping panoramic flight with views of Himalayan chain of mountains all the way till it touches at Kathmandu airport and the drive back to your hotel after a great marvelous time beyond Kathmandu on the Best of Nepal Tour with amazing service of Treks Holidays.

Day 13: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Today a free day with optional tour or just relax after a great journey with time for individual activities and souvenirs shopping.

Day 14: Departure:
Today your last day in Nepal with great memories, amazing experience transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for final departure towards homeward bound or to next port of call.

Includes and Excludes

Includes:
–        Airport Pick up and drop transfer.
–        13 Nights accommodation in 3 star Hotel with Breakfast
–        Guide escorted tour while sightseeing
–        Private Ground transportation as per above itinerary
–        All the Entrance Fee & National Park Permit
–        Full board meals in Chitwan and Lumbini

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:       3 Star Hotel
Tour grade:                        Leisure with short walks
Tour sites:                          Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Pokhara, Chitwan, Tansen and
                                             Lumbini birth place of Lord Buddha.
Total Trip:                         13 nights and 14 days.
Seasons:                            All season except mid June to August.

Trip Highlights

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 Treksa Holidays:        

While on booking with us we will provide with much essential information as per the trip chosen.

On Trek:

For most of us, the trek is real holiday and light loose clothing is the order of the day.  Cotton trousers, track suits, T-shirts are normal.

Many trekkers wear shorts during the day on trek, includes porters and Sherpa but you should be aware that some Nepalese would fine this offensive especially into their homes. Women’29/03/98s in particular would do well to carry along a light cotton skirt for trekking or visiting homes. Many people like to wear running shoes for trekking whilst others prefer light weight walking boots. Both are ideal and it’s really a matter of preference although the latter are obviously most suitable for muddy, wet or snow bound trials.

Unless you’re walking in at the end of the monsoon, the chances of experiencing rain on trek are slight. For this propose an Umbrella is ideal. Providing both shade from the Sun and protection from any rain, the Samuel folding Umbrellas that it easily into a rucksack are cheap and plentiful in Kathmandu. Remember that each day you will have to carry all the things you think you will need during the day because once porter loads are packed and on the move it’s often impossible to get it into them until evening at the campsite.

Equipments & Packing: 
The main necessary and important that one needs to prepare with seasonal clothing and the trip selected with Nepal varied climate as per seasons.

If you are doing trekking and going above 3000m you need warm clothing all year round.

Clothing list (especially for trekking) 

Head wear: Woolen hat and sunhat (ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck). 

Body wear (this all required on your duration of Holiday): 

  1. T-shirts. 2. Short Pants (one or two pic). 3. Trousers: Light weight & Heavy weight for cold temperature above 3500m, Wind and water Proof trousers are also suitable for trekking. 4. Track-suit; this will be useful wear for trekking. 5. Lightweight long sleeved –shirt: Useful to-protect from Sun burn. 6. Thermal underwear: Useful for cold & as night wear when sleeping. 7. Warm jacket (Fiber fills or down): Essential for trekking above 3000m. 8. Gloves: 9. Rain Items: water proof /wind proof rain coat and trouser or Poncho. 10. All Underwear’s. 11. Snow gaiters; For the Trekkers who are going above 4000m. 
  2. Foot wear: A Pair of Comfortable Hiking Boots/ one pair of light sports shoe/ a pair of Sandal or Slippers. 2. Few pairs of cotton thick /light shock.

Equipments: Daypack: A small rucksack as day to carry your necessary and valuable items; camera, water bottle, money, passport, towel, toiletries items, water proof for the walk and Sleeping Bags and
walking poles as options.

Personal:

Camera and batteries, spare passport photos, water bottle, money belt, Torch / Flash Lights, Sewing kit, Sunhat/ Sunglasses, Ipods, Books, Wet Ones, Detergents to wash clothes, Writing materials, Swiss Army knife, Calculator, Personal toiletries, including tampons, Contraceptives, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen.

Note: 
If you are wearing glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair since opticians are few on route trekking.

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.

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 centre 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 is not acclimatized well while trekking in the high Himalayan region, usually the symptom of AMs can be felt above 3,000m 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;

01: 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

01:     Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise. 

02:     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.

Preventions 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 is the best way of recovering, however there are few medicine which is 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 taking your own pace, Don’t let your body in the 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.

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) does set the exchange rate and listed into 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 Treksa Holidays 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 Trekking & Tours Nepal.

Tipping & Bargaining: Tipping in Nepal is not mandatory but it is a way of traditions handed by earlier visitors this might be expected by the guides, porters and Tour Driver, any gratuities for good service will be gratefully accepted at the end of the tour.

Bargaining is kind of culture, especially in markets when hiring the Local Vehicles, Buying the Jewelries and Local Clothing.

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, where our staff and representative will have a sign board with “Treks Holidays “, please look for it when reaching outside the main terminal, please note our phone numbers if incase 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 who 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 ask 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.

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

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 you can get visit visa on arrival in Nepal. Please note that; Once the visa is issued, it will not be amended, revalidated and visa fees will not be refunded. Personal cheques, credit cards are not accepted for visa fees so the Visitors need to have US$ Cash, the exact amount of US$ Cash for Visa Fee is more sufficient. Visitors who wanted to get tourist visa at arrival, they can obtain into following arrival points in Nepal: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu Kodari Kakarbhitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa Nepalgunj Dhangadi Mahendranagar.

Requirement  for Visa is as follows:
Valid Passport (with a validity of a minimum period of six months) duly completed Visa application form. Two PP size Photograph.
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. Nigeria Ghana Zimbabwe Swaziland Cameroon Somalia Liberia Ethiopia Iraq Palestine Afghanistan

Travel Document holders 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 Travelers / Clients Solely are Responsible for Obtaining all necessary Visa. Country entry regulations can be changed, Treksa Holidays does not accept responsibility for changes in regulations or requirements for visas. The information provided is given in good faith.

 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 from Nepal. However If you are flying with in the country, there are some departure tax inclusive with air tickets.

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 onwards.

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 onwards with minimum of -15-20 degree Celsius and maximum of 12-15 degree Celsisus.

Above 3000m onwards the afternoon sun will be brilliant and glary with 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 adepter 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 day, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.

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 offence 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: 
Treksa Holidays:
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 Treksa Holidays. 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.

Trip Information's

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.

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This Tour can be operate any day of your requirements. Please write to us for further information’s: contact@nepalholidayinfo.com 

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