Dolpo Trekking

Dolpo Trekking offers a magnificently picturesque view of Shangrila that is culturally rich, diverse in landscape, with awesome lakes, high passes and a great wilderness experience. It is home to the snow leopard and blue sheep. It would be incomplete without high Himalaya as we have outstanding views of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m-26794 ft) Api and Saiphal, Kagmara Himal, Kanjibroba with Mukut Himal and many other peaks. Our tour begins with a scenic flight (50 minutes) to Nepalgunj city which is far South West of Nepal, located close to border of India.  We will have another morning flight to Jhuphal (2,320m-7,611.5 ft) from where we begin our trek. After few hours hiking, we will reach to Dunai (2,850 m-9,350 ft) which is a major focal point of Dolpo people as Dunai is a district headquarter of Dolpo. We will follow the river valley. The adventure continues to the stunning Lake Phoksumdo at Ringmo Village where we will spend a couple of nights to acclimatize before hiking into the high passes. We will continue trekking to cross over the Baga-La (5,070 m-16,633.8 ft,), Numa-la (5,190 m-17,027.5 ft) and Jeng-la (5,090 m-16,699.4 ft) to reach impressive cultural villages of Tokyu Gaon. We will explore fascinating villages beneath the towering high passes and snow capped peaks (this area is well described in the classic novel "Snow Leopard” by Peter Mattessian, when he visited in the early 1980’s). With great experience of our journey, we will descend through the river valley to Tarakot village and returns to Juphal for the flights to Nepalganj and to Kathmandu.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02: Morning free afternoon fly to Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Jhuphal (2,320 m-7,611 ft) then drive to Dunai (2,850m-9,350 ft) – 01 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Ankhe (2,896m-9,501 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Sumdu / Sulighat village (3,500m-11,482 ft) -06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Lake Phokshumdo (3,500 m-11,482 ft) – 05 hours.
Day 07:  Rest day at Phokshumdo Lake for local excursion.
Day 08:  Trek and cross Baga La (5,070m-16,633 ft) and camp (4,470 m-14,665 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 09: Cross Numala (5,190m-17,028 ft) and camp at Phedi – 07 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,200 m-13,780 ft) via Jeng la 5,090 m-16,700 ft – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,040 m-13,255 ft)- 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Tarap Khola (3,800 m-12,467 ft) – 07 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Kharigaon (3,150 m-10,335 ft) -05 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Tarakot (2,850m-9,350 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek and drive to Jhupal through Dunai – 04 hrs.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
Day 17:  In Kathmandu free day at lesiure.
Day 18: Transfer to airport for international departure.

Itinerary Detail

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

Day 02: Kathmandu with morning tour and fly to Nepalgunj.
Morning after breakfast at time set for the sightseeing tour, our city guide will lead you for few hours to our fascinating heritage and cultural tour places of interest, such as a tour of holy Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, old historical Palaces, courtyard; and then back to hotel after the wonderful tour, afternoon transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for 50 minutes of scenic flight to Far South West of Nepal at Nepalgunj city, a transit place for another flight to Dolpo region. This place is warm with sub tropical temperature and is located close to UP border of India. During flight enjoy a panorama vista with chain of snow capped peaks starting from Kathmandu all the way to Nepalgunj.

From Nepalgunj airport transfer to hotel for overnight stop after driving through this interesting city.

Day 03: Fly to Jhuphal (2,320 m-7,611 ft) then trek or drive to Dunai (2,850m-9,350 ft).
Early morning transfer back to Nepalgunj airport for another short sweeping flight to Jhuphal in Dolpo. During this 30 minute flight take in views of hills dotted with villages and farm fields.  Here we meet our trekking staff and porters and then drive to Dunai, a major town and headquarter of all Dolpo region.  Afternoon is free to explore the bazaar and observe the local life.

Day 04: Trek to Ankhe (2,896m-9,501 ft) – 06 hrs.
From Dunai start our first day walk of this great adventure. Cross a suspension bridge,  climb over the side of Thulo Bheri River valley, and the head to a hill ridge around Phoksumdo valley at 2,499 m-8,198.8 ft. From here look over Kagmara Peak. Our walk leads on a long descend through several spread out smaller villages with many walnut groves. Slowly the walk reaches Dhera, a small winter temporary Sheppard’s settlement.  From here we climb to Rahagaon village dominated by Thakuri, a people of strong Hindu religion and culture. The Takuri people reside all over western Nepal where the Khas Nepali language originated from western part of Nepal.

After a refreshing break at Rahagaon, we walk on downhill through dense forested area to reach Ankhe for first overnight camp near the main entrance of Shey Phoksumdo National Park. Afternoon is free to explore this nice place.

Day 05: Trek to Sumdu / Sulighat village (3,500m-11,483 ft) -06 hrs.
After Ankhe, our morning walk begins with short ups and we descend into a forest to reach a river side.  We then climb over a ridge on leaving the forested area above the river. Upon reaching a ridge top we walk downhill to the riverbed. Our walk follows upstream to cross a small bridge near Ryajik village. From here we reach our overnight camp near Sulighat village in Sumdu with time fora  tour of the quaint and nice small village.

Day 06: Trek to Phokshumdo Lake (3,500 m-11,482 ft) – 05 hrs.
We starting the our morning walk to reach one of the main highlights of this wonderful adventure to Phoksumdo lake. We reach Phokshumdo valley and Pungmo Kholas (streams) confluence. We then cross the west side of Phokshumdo Khola to follow Pungmo Khola on the west bank. From here we walk on a downhill trail into birch and pine forests to reach the upper side of Phokshindo Khola. Then we finally reach in Ringmo village, an interesting traditional Tibetan like village where the Bon and Buddhist culture dominates.  From this village onward, houses are mud plastered with chorten and Mani (prayer) walls. From here we take a short trek towards our campsite by the beautiful turquoise colored Phokshindo Lake.

Day 07:  Rest day at Phokshumdo Lake for acclimatization.
A pleasant and wonderful place for rest day, which is important before the high pass of Kang-la and to other higher areas from here onward. With a leisure morning for short hike to explore the pretty village we can meet the locals with their rich old traditions similar to Tibetans of South West Tibet in culture and religions.

Day 08: Cross Baga La (5,070m-16,634 ft) and to Phedi (4,470m-14,665 ft) – 07 hrs.
From this beautiful spot, our journey continues to reach other highlights of this trip. As our route leads contouring a rocky shelf over a river bank towards western end of Phoksumdo Lake, which leads to summer grazing field and opens into a vast flood plain of Phokshumdo Khola.  We then lead to an uphill climb to cross over Baga-la at 5,070 m-16,633.8 ft, with a steep climb for about 03 hours to reach the top of the pass. The top offers an overwhelming panorama of Phoksumdo lake and Kagmara peaks. After a great scenery, our walk leads to a long downhill to overnight camping at Phedi..

Day 09: Trek and cross Numa-la (5,190 m-17,028 ft) and to Phedi (4,470m-14,665 ft) – 08 hrs.
From this camp, our morning walk leads to another pass at Numa-la at 5,190 m-17027.5 ft, the highest spot of this awesome trip. Our walk leads to a 3 hour climb on the nice grassy slopes. Upon reaching the top of Numa-la we encounter impressive views of snow capped mountains from Dhaulagiri mountain range to Kagmara peak and look down at beautiful valleys and surrounding dramatic landscapes.  After an enjoyable moment we descend to the base of this high pass. After few hours of a good walk on the gradual path, e reach our overnight camp on the summer pasture fields and meadows.

Day 10: Trek to Tokyu Gaon (4,200m-13,780 ft) via Jeng la (5,090 m-16,700 ft) – 06 hrs.
Our morning walk leads  cross the last high pass of this adventure over Jeng-la to reach another gem village Tokyu gaon.  A slow climb reaches the top of Jeng-la marked by prayer flags and stone monuments. Here we experience magnificent views of distant Dhaulagiri mountain range and towards west Kagmara, Kanjiboraba Himal. From here our walk leads downhill to another interesting village of Tokyu Gaon, one of the larger villages of inner Dolpo region, a pretty village with monastery which is one of the oldest of this area. The afternoon is free to explore this fascinating village and its monastery. The people of this area belong to both Bon Po and Chaiba sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Mahayana) living together in friendly harmony.

Day 11: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,040 m-13,255 ft) – 05 hrs.
From Tokyugaon village, we start the morning trek by following a downhill path towards the wide green valley of Tarap Chu. Our walk continues passing temporary shelters of Yak herders. After a nice break with great views our walk carries onto Dho Tarap for overnight camp. Upon reaching Dho Tarap we have time to explore this nice village populated mostly with Tibetans origin and Magar hill tribes.
Day 12: Trek to Tarap Khola (Kamekharka) (3,800m-12,467 ft) – 07 hrs.
Today will be one of the longest treks of this trip. As the country changes we reach the lower Dolpo area. In the morning we have a moderate walk on gradual path with few up hills and down  into a wide valley which narrows into a gorge as the path continues with vegetation of juniper, wild rose, Burberry bushes which are typical in this dry arid landscape around inner high Himalayan of arctic temperate zone.  Around here we have an opportunity to see some wild life including herds of blue sheep.

Walk finally reaches a confluence of Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, which flows from Tarap River beyond east, originating from the glaciers of North West Dhaulagiri Himalaya range.

After a pleasant trek we come to a wonderful grassy field of summer pasture called Kamekharka for overnight stop.

Day 13: Trek to Kharigaon (3,150m-10,335 ft) – 05 hours.
After few days of camping in complete wilderness in nice grazing fields, today our walk leads back to a small village of Khairgaon walking beside Tarap River and in a deep gorge, mounting above a path built on sheer stony slopes.

As the walk progress into a narrow gorge provides some challenge adding to this adventure to cross over a damaged and broken bridge caused river floods. If it is too dangerous we might cross the icy river on foot. After some excitement on this fine day trek we finally reachKharigaon for overnight camp near by Tarap River.

Day 14: Trek to Tarakot (2,850 m-9,350 ft) – 05 hrs.
Our walk today leads to another most interesting and exciting village at Tarakot. As our journey continues, we head to the lower side of Dolpo area through Lalberi village and then into tree lines of willow, poplars and junipers. Our walk follows the river downstream to Tarakot village, a picturesque village with neat terraced cultivated fields and an old fortress. This 100 year  old village has an interesting history. It existed even before the Gorkha king Shah dynasty. This village was an ancient capital during Malla period and had forts known as Dzong.

Upon reaching Tarakot village, we visit its famous and old Sandul Gompa, standing between the confluence of Barbung Khola and Tarap Chu.  After an interesting tour of this village, overnight camp is set near a river near to a monastery on the shelf of a grassy plateau, with an interesting solitary tree.

Day 15: Trek to Dunai 2,850 m-9,350 ft and drive to Jhupal (2, 320 m-7,611 ft) – 01 hrs.
Slowly this outstanding adventure comes to an end after a morning walk from this impressive village. We lead to a short distance to a motor road where our remarkable and good trek ends. We take a jeep ride on the rough road, adding another adventure of this trip with a rough ride on this newly built dirt and bumpy road to reach Dunai, a small stop to get refreshed probably with a lunch break. Our drive continues to our last night in Dolpo at Jhuphal for the flight back to Kathmandu. In Jhuphal with last overnight and we party with fellow staff and porters, as they will be driving back all the way to Kathmandu taking at least 2-3 days journey..

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel.
Good bye! to all the trekking crews, guides and loyal good porters including the people of this fascinating Dolpo. In the morning we walk to an air filed for a short scenic flight to Nepalgunj.  At Nepalgunj we have time to refresh in this warm area. In the afternoon or late morning we catch another flight back to Kathmandu and then transfer to our respective hotels. 

Day 17: In Kathmandu with cultural tour at places of interest.
This day reserved day in case of flight delay at Jhuphal due to unfavorable weather conditions. On this extra free day you can book for sightseeing tour to visit our interesting cultural heritage around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. These cities are full of world heritage sites, however, some of them been damaged from recent earthquake.

 Day 18: Departure.
Today is the last day in Nepal with great memories and amazing experiences, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for final departure towards homeward bound or to next port of call.

Includes and Excludes

Price : USD 1650 Per Person
Includes:
Transport: 

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

Permit:
–        National Park entry permits.
–        TIMS Permit.
–        Permits
Staffs: 
–        An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipments.
Equipments:
–        Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
–        Trek bag

Excludes:
–       Meals as Mention in the inclusive list. 
–        Tips to staff or any donations.
–        Temple and monastery entry fee, & entry fees while sightseeing in kathmandu.
–        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 and camping on route trek
Trek grade:                      Adventurous
Highest altitude gain:        5,190 m on top of Numa la.
Total Trip:                       17 / 18 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Seasons:                           April to June to November.

Trip Highlights

Full of excitement throughout this trip from traditional remote impressive villages, green to barren hills, forest, picturesque landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, around Snow Leopard trail, far north west of world’s 07th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, dramatic variation from sub-tropic -Mediterranean, alpine to arctic climatic zone, daily amazing views of snow capped mountains, visit of turquoise Phoksumdo lake, fascinating traditional mid hills of Thakuri, Dolpa’s & Magar tribe villages and crossing of high scenic passes of Baga la, Saldang-la and Jeng-la of over 5,000 meters high.

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

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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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