Annapurna Tilicho Lake

Annapurna Tilicho Lake starts from Kathmandu via bus to Besishahar and to Syange, offering varieties of scenery with glorious views of snow capped peaks and valleys. We follow the beautiful Marsyangdi River & its scenic valley right up to its source near Manang Lake fed from the glacier of Tilicho and Gangapurna Himal.

Annapurna Tilicho Lake trek offers magnificent view of high Himalayan with close-up views of Annapurna I (8,091 m-26,545 ft), Annapurna South (7,219 m-23,694 ft), Gangapurna (7,455 m-24,459 ft), Annapurna III (7,555 m-24,787 ft), Lamjung Himal (7,219 m-23,684 ft) and towards east worlds 8th highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m-2,781 ft), Pisang peak (6,091 m-19,984 ft), Chulu East (6,584 m-21,601 ft), Chulu West (6,419 m-21,00 ft) and the massive range of world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m-26,795 ft) with adjoining Nilgiri’s, Tukuche peaks, Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang, Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ (6,997 m-22,956 ft) and beneath the towering Tilicho Peak at (7, 135 m-23,409 ft) high. Awesome!

After the alpine area and leaving behind the tree line and forested area, walk to the dry arctic terrain at Manang valley. Experience a strong Tibetan influence culture. Enjoy your time in beautiful Manang village as a acclimatization day before heading higher to Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto-la pass. After being well acclimatized, you will head higher in barren arctic terrain to reach at Tilicho Lake which is regarded as holy by the Hindu and Buddhist alike. This lake is also regarded as the highest Lake in the World. After good time here, we will ascend to highest point, Mesokanto (5,300 m -17,388 ft), from where you will take-in the stunning and picturesque panorama Himalayan view. 

We will descend towards Thini and windy valley of Kaligandaki river before reaching Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang District with a small airstrip. The Jomsom and Mustang area is famous for apple orchard and its products, The people of this area are from the Thakali tribes, traders for many years on this Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route. Presently, they run hotels and lodges with appealing food menus. We will take a flight back to Pokhara, one of the main touristic spots in Nepal known for its peaceful and tranquil environment. See the mountains reflected on its tranquil Phewa Lake. Finally, return to the hustle bustle of Kathmandu city life. 

Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive at Kathmandu and our representative will transfer you to respective hotels.
Day 02:  Kathmandu free day for trek preparations or sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley, pay locally.
Day 03:  Drive to Chamje (1,560 m-5,118 ft) via Beshishar 823 m-2,700 ft – 08 hrs journey.
Day 04:  Trek to Dharapani (1,860 m-6,102 ft) – 05hrs.
Day 05:  Trek to Chame (2,715 m-8,907 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 06:  Trek to Pisang (3,185 m-10,449 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 07:  Trek to Manang (3,350 m-10,991 ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 08:  Rest day at Manang for acclimatization and hike.
Day 09:  Trek to Sri Kharka past Khangsar (3,734 m-12,251 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 10:  Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,140 m-13,583 ft) – 03 hrs.
Day 11:   Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4, 800 m-15,784 ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 12:   Trek to Nama Phu (3,510 m-11,516 ft) via Masokanto La (5,099 m-16,729 ft)-06 hrs.
Day 13:   Trek to Kaisang (3,280 m-10,761 ft) further to Thinigaon (2,850m-9,350 ft)-06 hrs.
Day 14:   Trek to Jomsom (2,715 m-8,907 ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 15:   Fly to Pokhara (860m-2,821 ft) with afternoon leisure.
Day 16:   Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.
Day 17:   Breakfast, Transfer to airport for 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 cover trip related information & collect your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance). Meals included: Dinner

Day 02:   Kathmandu
After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley 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 singhtseing tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 03:   Drive to Chamje (1,560 m-5,118 ft) via Beshishar (823 m-2,700 ft) – 08 hrs 
At time set by our guide who accompanies you throughout this trip, depart from the hotel for an interesting drive on the busy road toward Chamje via Beshishar, drive through Himalayan foothills and green valleys to Dumre. Leave the main Kathmandu / Pokhara highway.  Drive toward Beshishar, a large town and headquarter of Lamjung district. From here drive on the newly built dirt road leading to Chamje via Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream. Continue past rice terraces and villages and then drive uphill via Jagat to reach Chamje for an overnight stop.  Chamje is a small farm village with many lodges and the people of Manang of Tibetan origin. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04:   Trek to Dharapani (1,920 m-6,229 ft) – 05 hrs
After a first night in local lodge with homely hospitality, walk back to Marsyangdi River. View Annapurna, Lamjung and in the background, the Manaslu mountain ranges. Walk on a wide trail to the quaint village of Tal Besi. After few hours brake,  walk to Dharapani village for an overnight halt. Dharapani is  located on the mid way of around Manaslu and Annapurna circuit trek. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 Day 05:   Trek to Chame (2,670 m-8,760 ft) – 05 hrs
From Dharapani on-wards the temperature gets cooler given the alpine  climate.  Walk on a winding wide trail through serene rhododendron and pine woodlands through small villages of Bagachap, Danque. Climb higher to Timang village with super views of snow capped peaks toward the north.  From this village on-wards be in the land of Buddhist tradition and culture. After an hours walk reach Koto and then Chame, a large town and the district headquarter of Manang area. Take time to browse around the streets of Chame with wonderful views of AII and Lamjung Himal. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 Day 06:   Trek to Pisang (3,230 m-10,597 ft) – 05 hrs
From here on-wards feel the cool and fresh mountain air. Walk through an enchanting alpine forest of rhododendron and pine tree lines. Follow the Marshyangdi River upstream with several ups and downs to Bhratang village. Walk uphill through the woodlands to Dhukure Pokhari with couple of tea houses and which gives views of Chulu’s and Pisang peak and of Pisang village. After a break descend to the lower Pisang village for an overnight stop. Spend the afternoon at leisure and rest as the high altitude starts from here on-wards. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 Day 07:   Trek to Manang Village (3,450 m-11,319 ft) – 05 hrs
Awake with wonderful views of snow capped peaks. Take a close look of A II North Face. Walk toward a hill through nice pine woodland. Catch awesome views of the Manang valley with surrounding high snow capped mountains. Head downhill towards Manang valley. Reach Hongde village with a small airstrip (flight to and from Pokhara is only twice a week and unpredictable). The tree lines disappear into arid and barren landscapes with cold, dry climate temperature, however, there is sunshine during the day with strong UV in this thin air altitude.

From here with constant views of snow capped peaks reach Braga which is close to Manang village. Visit the old Braga monastery with treasures of old Buddhist artifacts, relics and statues along with ancient amazing wall Thanka paintings (Buddhist religious painting) and frescoes. View breathtaking views of the Annapurna range with Chulus and as far to Manaslu towards east. Make a slow and steady walk to Manang village for lunch and overnight stop with alluring views of Gangapurna, A II and Tilicho peak and turquoise Manang lake nearby.

Pisang and  Manang houses are built in traditional Tibetan style as people of Manang practice rich Buddhist religion with attending culture and traditions. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 Day 08:   Free and rest day at Manang for acclimatization.
A complete free and rest at Manang an ideal place for acclimatization which is essential at this altitude above 3,000 meters. Head a bit higher to Tilicho & Mesokanto-la pass. Manang offers various optional short hikes to Gangapurna glacier and Manang lake.

 (Ice Lake takes more than 5 hours both ways we do not recommend unless people are very eager or fit to trek on this rest day). Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 Day 09:   Trek to Sri Kharka (3,840 m-12,598 ft) via Khangsar (3,734 m-12,251 ft) – 05 hrs
After a nice break and stop for two nights at Manang, the walk is easier on a gradual path passing the last village of Manang at Tenke. Enter complete wilderness with a gentle uphill walk and the leave the trail of Annapurna circuit towards Tilicho Lake. Walk past the small village of Khangsar to reach at Sri Kharka with a few lodges and with great views of Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 Day 10:   Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,140 m-13,583 ft) – 03 hrs
Today walk short distance in a couple of hours to reach Tilicho Lake. Find awesome scenery on this arid and dry region.  Walk to up and down a gradual path on loose scree and rocks with few dwarf juniper bushes. End the morning walk at turquoise colored Tilicho Lake, regarded as holy lake for Buddhists and Hindus.  Find in this wonderful area 2-3 lodges along the lake shore.

After lunch explore the surrounding area of Tilicho with amazing views of Tilicho Peak, Annapurna III and Gangapurna. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 11:   Trek to Tilicho and Mesokanto Base (4,800 m-15,748 ft )- 04 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Tilicho, leave the last settlement. Now enter complete wilderness. Head further west for about four hours through this dry and mystical landscape. Then slowly walk to Namaphu, the base of high passes of Tilicho and Masokanto. These passes are above 5,000 meters. Overnight camp is set-up on the best available level ground with afternoon free to scout the route for next day. Possibly see some wildlife mountain such as antelopes, musk deer or the elusive snow leopards. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 12:   To Nama Phu (3,510 m-11,516 ft) via Mesokanto La (5,099 m-16,729 ft) – 06 hrs
Start in early morning to cross and traverse the high pass. Climb up toward the higher ridge then traverse Tilicho pass. Take a short downhill path towards the base of Mesokanto pass. After a refreshing break slowly and steady walk the last high climb on a steep up to reach the top of Mesokanto–la the highest point of this adventure. Here experience a superb panorama of surrounding high peaks and valleys. Heading downhill towards the last camp at a small pasture called Nama phu for overnight stop after a good and hard day’s trek. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 13:   Trek to Thinigaon (2,850 m-9,350 ft) via Kaisang (3363 m11,033 ft)- 07 hrs
Today, walk back to human settlement to near Jomsom town at Thinigaon. After few days in total wilderness, walk  on a downhill slope past a few cattle and yak herders, shelters of stone huts and pasture fields. Move on a pleasant path leading further downhill towards Thinigaon for overnight stop in the comfort of nice homely lodge.  Thinigaon is another nice big village located opposite bank of Kaligandaki River  from the town of Jomsom. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 14:   Trek to Jomsom (2,713 m-8,900 ft) -03 hrs
After a previous hard day walk, today enjoy a short and final trek of this wonderful adventure. Walk toward the Kaligandaki river, cross a long suspension bridge. Reach Jomsom for last overnight stop of this trek in the comfort of good lodge or hotel with great food menu.

Jomsom has a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River (operates daily morning schedule flight to and from Pokhara).

At Jomsom enjoy the afternoon exploring the town and enjoy the best of apple products as Mustang area who does grow famous apples. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 15:   Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (860 m-2,821 ft).
Today the last day in the high hills of Himalaya. Transfer early morning to Jomsom airport for the sweeping flight to Pokhara with alluring views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri’s, Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. This wonderful flight takes less than half hour to reach at Pokhara for overnight stop by the pristine Lake Phewa. Enjoy the time in the afternoon to browse around the lake side stores and shops and relax in this beautiful setting. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 16:   Drive of fly back to Kathmandu.
With great time in the high hill, villages and at scenic Pokhara morning transfer for an interesting drive back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience up in the high green hill and mountains of Annapurna,  reach Kathmandu. Transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

(For those who wish to fly to Kathmandu transfer to Pokhara airport with 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu, pay locally for the flight if you wanted instead of driving). Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 17:   Departure:
Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for  departure towards your next destination. Meals included: Breakfast

 

Includes and Excludes

Price: USD 1290 Per Person

Single Supplement will be applied for Single using Rooms and One Person in the Group.
Includes:
Transport:

–        Airport Pick up and drop transfer by car, van or bus depend on group size.
–        Private Ground transportation as per itinerary
–        Flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara
Accommodations:
 –       3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Breakfast.
–        Private room during the trekking (Tea House section).
Food:
–       Breakfast in the Hotel while at Kathmandu & Pokhara. And Meal on full boards basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.

Permit:
–        Annapurna conservation entry permits.
–        TIMS Permit.
Staffs:
–        An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipment’s.
Equipment’s:
–        Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
–        Trek bag

Excludes:
–       Meals as per itinerary.
–        Tips to staff or any donations.
–        Temple and monastery entry fee, & entry fees while sightseeing in kathmandu & Pokhara.
–        Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation (Just in case).
–        All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold drinks, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks).
–        All personal expenses which is not mention into the price inclusion.

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.
Trek grade:                           Moderate to Adventurous
Highest altitude gain:         5,300 m at Mesokanto-la.
Total Trip:                             16 / 17 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Seasons:                                All season except December and January.

Trip Highlights

Beautiful villages, green hills, forest, landscapes, lakes and mountains are the main attraction of this trip, beneath world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m and 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, , trekking around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massive mountain range, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – Mediterranean, alpine to arctic climate temperature and landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of world’s 3 highest mountains over 8000m Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung, Manang & Thakali tribe villages, visiting picturesque emerald Tilicho lake and crossing of remote high pass of Mesokanto -la.

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 trek can be operate any day of your requirements. Please write to us for further informations: contact@nepalholidayinfo.com 

 

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