Kanchenjunga Base Camp

This is a great opportunity and significant that you will be reaching two base camps, Kanchenjunga North and South Base Camp in a journey, offering breathe taking views of the world's high mountains including North and South Face of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m-28,169 ft), Kabru (7,353 m-24,124 ft) and Talung (7,349 m-24,110 ft), the 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m-27,766 ft), Baruntse (7,160 m-23,49 1ft), world highest Mt. Everest (8,848 m-29,029 ft), 4th highest Lhotse (8,516 m-27,940 ft) and Khumbakarna Himalaya range with many other adjoining smaller peaks in the far horizon.

This amazing trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camps starts with scenic flight to the low warm area in the south east of Nepal, Drive to Sukhetar from where we begin our hiking in the Taplejung area via Charming villages of Ilam with great sight of tea gardens which is near to the border of Darjeeling in North East India.

We start hiking in the Mediterranean climate of the mid hills to the arctic landscapes with scenic sights. We do hike through many traditional villages of Rai, Limbu, Bhotias and Sherpa who has warm welcome and gracious hospitality. There are many streams with suspension bridges to enter an enchanting forest of rhododendron, pines, firs and oak trees with other exotic vegetation.

After several days of an enjoyable and hard trek, we reach to the South base camp in which the 1st Kanchenjunga British expeditions led by George Band and his teams of mountaineers climbed from this base camp in 1954.

The journey continues after traversing scenic passes of Tamo la (4,300 m-14,108 ft) and Sinion La (4,700 m-14,764 ft). There are steep ups and down to complete the passes, ending with spectacular views of Mt.Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, and the Chamlang peaks towards North West.

We do cross the raging Tamur River to reach in Ghunsa village at 3,480 m-11,417 ft. This is the first village after many days being in complete wilderness, there are nice villages of Kangbachen and to Lhonak at 4,780 m-15,682 ft en-route after here.  We continue heading to the North Kanchenjunga base camp near Pang Pema (5,065 m-16,617 ft), pass over glacier and moraine, from where we will be heading to North Base Camp. Here you will be in the midst of tall mountains overlooking massive Kanchenjunga Mountains at close range.  See its tumbling ice falls and glaciers which are the source of Tamur River.

From here, after a most exciting and memorable time, return by another route. Passing many nice hill villages such as Phole, Amjilassa, Tapethok, Mitlung and completing Reach Suketar for the drive to Ilam town. Drive through beautiful tea gardens to reach at warm area in Bhadrapur town. Board the plane for a scenic 45 minutes flight back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu welcomed by our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Free day for Trek preparation
Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur (3000 m-9,842 ft) and drive to Ilam town – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Drive to Sukhetar via Kabeli Khola trek to Lali Kharka (1,900 m-6,233 ft).
Day 05: Trek to Khesewa Bhanjyang (2,100m-6,890 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Mamangkhe (2,030 m-6,660 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Yangphudin (2,150m-7,053 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Chitre (2,880 m-9,448 ft) – 06hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Simbua Khola (3,000 m-9,842 ft) – 07 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Tseram (3,770 m-12,369 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Ramche (4,360 m-14,304 ft) via Lapsang – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Rest day at Ramche for acclimatisation and optional walk.
Day 13: Trek back to Tseram (3,770 m-12,369 ft)- 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to near Tamo la (4,300 m-14,108 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa, (3, 480 m-11,417 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Kangbachen (4,000 m-13,123 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Lhonak (4,780 m-15,682 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Pang Pema 5,065 m-16,617 ft -04 hrs.
Day 19: Rest day at Pang Pema for local exploration.
Day 20: Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m-12,795 ft – 06 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Phole 3,100 m-10,171 ft – 05 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Amjilassa 2, 500 m-8,202 ft – 07 hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Tapethok 1, 300 m-4,265 ft – 06 hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Mitlung 1,550 m-5,085 ft – 06 hrs.
Day 25: Trek to Suketar 2,440 m-8,005 ft – 06 hrs.
Day 26: Drive to Biratamor or Bhadrapur via Ilam – 06 hrs.
Day 27: Fly to Kathmandu from Bhadrapur and transfer to hotel.
Day 28: Free day in kathmandu
Day 29: Depart from Kathmandu.

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 conduct a pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will covers trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance copy).

Day 02:   Kathmandu: Free day for Trek preparation
Breakfast, free day for trek preparation. You can do your own activities OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting fascinating world heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as Hindus holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur (240 m-787 ft) and drive to Ilam (1,460 m-4,790 ft) – 04 hrs. 
We drive to the airport for the flight to Bhadrapur plane for a super scenic flight towards Far South East of Nepal near India border, overwhelming views of mountains from Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal Himal to Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga range, after 45 minutes of pleasant flight reaching the warm sub-tropical area at Bhadrapur and then have an interesting drive towards mid hill around cooler area at Ilam town for overnight stop in local simple hotel, this area is famous for tea gardens.

Day 04: Drive to Sukhetar and trek to Lali Kharka (1,900 m-6,233 ft) – 07 hrs. 
Another good drive leads in the morning from Ilam town to begin this adventure at Sukhetar in Taplejung area, this interesting and scenic drive leads over hills and valley on the rough dirt road following the Kabeli river all the way to Sukhetar for 3-4 hours drive.

Sukhetar is a small village of Taplejung area with a small airstrip with 2-3 a week flights from Kathmandu via Biratangar city, which is quite unreliable due to less passengers and weather condition, so using an alternative way to start this trekking.

From Suketar, first day walk starts towards Lali Kharka a small farm village at 2,260 m7,414 ft, the first section on the gradual winding trail into thick pines and rhododendron forest; walk continues following a scenic ridge with some gradually descends to Lalikharka for overnight stay, offering excellent views of Kanchenjunga.

Day 05: Trek to Kande-Bhanjyang 2,100 m-6,889 ft – 05 hrs. 
Our second day walk leads to a descent passing farm villages and well maintained farm fields with terraces growing wheat, millet, around the area with people of Hindu origin, mixture of Brahmins, Chettris and Kirat tribes Rai’s and Limbus and worship Hinduism along with their own old traditional culture.

On reaching Tembawa village, we descent towards Phawa khola, crossing Phawa khola reaching at Pokora village, from where we will be hiking into nice terraced farms, and then crossing a bridge with a climb on the steep hill top to Kande- Bhanjyang via Kunjari village with super views of Kanchenjunga and Yalungkang peaks.

Day 06: Trek to Mamangkhe (2,030 m-6,660 ft) – 06 hrs.
Morning starts by descending, leaving this nice village to a more farming area, and then through forest to Nandeva khola, after crossing the stream. We have to ascend through thick tree lines reaching at Lopoding village, from here on the mix trails with few ups and down to Fun-Fun village, offering  a marvelous vista of Khumbakarna Himalaya range with Yalung and Mt. Kanchenjunga.

From this view point, we descends again through farm terraced, and then climbs for an hour to Pomppe Dhada on a ridge with super views of Mt. Jannu towards North.

After catching the wonderful scenery on the downhill path to Khesewa khola, cross a suspension bridge with a final climb of the day to reach a terraced farm at Mamankhe village for overnight stop.

Day 07: Trek to Yangphudin (2,150 m-7,053 ft) – 06 hrs.
We start with gentle uphill, Skirt the ridge line to reach a level path to Dekadin village. We walk through the Kabeli khola bank and Climb nearly 300 meters above the river with the winding trail onto ridges, streams, and then we walk downhill towards Kabeli khola. After leaving the river climb through farm fields and villages to reach Yamphudin for overnight stay.

Day 08: Trek to Chitre (2,880 m-9,448 ft) – 06 hrs.
We follow the bank of Kabeli khola and rossing Omje khola, a tributary stream. Climb to Dhupi Bhangyang reaching a wide exposed grassy field. Walk downhill through a deciduous forest to Omje Khola and into the cool shade of rhododendron tree to a ridge at small village Chitre for overnight.

Day 09: Trek to Simbua Khola (3,000 m-9,842 ft) – 07 hrs.
We do hike towards Ramite Bhanjyang. Climb a steep uphill through forest of beautiful magnolia, rhododendron and bamboos. Reach Ramite which has a few small huts. We continue hiking through the rhododendron forest passing a small pond to reach Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 m11,253 ft. There is superb view of Mt.Jannu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Khumbhakarna and the Kabru peaks which can be seen between tree lines. We descend to the riverbed of Simbua Khola for overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Tseram (3,770 m-12,369 ft) – 05 hrs.
We follow the river banks passing small bivouac caves. We will be heading towards a mountain flank and into a forest area to reach Wahta.  Wahta has a few huts that serve as shelter. Cross a stream and coming to a gravel ground. See a small shrine with a large boulder of a serpent shaped image. Leaving the wooded area walk towards the riverbed again, climb to Tserem for overnight stop. Tserem has several roofless bivouac caves. We have nice view of Yalung glacier, Kabru (7,353 m24,124 ft) and Talung (7,349 m24,111 ft) peaks.

Day 11: Trek to Ramche (4,360 m-14,304 ft) via Lapsang – 05 hrs.
We start with descending to the Simbua Khola riverbed and climb up a terraced hill side to reach Yalung Bara with single stone hut. This hut marks the end of the tree line and forest. We hike towards the Yalung Glacier ablation zone of South Face of Kanchenjunga after here.  After a good walk with a break in between, we have to climb for an hour to Yalungbar and then to the small place of Ramche for overnight. Enjoy fantastic views of Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang adjoining peaks of Kanchenjunga.

Day 12: Ramche and Excursion to Kanchenjunga South base camp.
After breakfast  we go to explore Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, one of the highlights of this adventure. Walk for about two hours at an altitude of over 4,600 m15,092. Enjoy clear views of Yalung Glacier and South Face Wall of towering Mt. Kanchenjunga.

This place was the first and classic route to Kanchenjunga summit, by British Expeditions to Mt. Kanchenjunga with great views of Talung and Kabru Peak, after a nice and scenic hike with awesome vista return back to Ramche.

Day 13: Trek back to Tseram – 04 hrs.
From here retrace walk back to Tserm on a downhill track most of the way to and back to the tree line. Enjoy the walk with views along the way to Tseram for overnight.

Day 14: Trek to Tamo la (4,300 m-14,108 ft) – 05 hrs.
Descend through Yalungbar with short steep up. Cross a river then make a gradual climb through forest up a steep hill for an hour. Reach two small glacial ponds. Enjoy a strenuous walk up and down to cross the three passes of Mirgin La, Tamo La and Sinion La. The first portion climbs for an hour to top of the Mirgin –la pass to take-in great view of Kabru peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga.

It is a significant day with crossing three high ridges in one single day. From Mirgin La, the trail leads downhill and then up to Sinion La at 4,500 m-14,764 ft. Descend gently to Tamo La at 4,500 m14,764 ft. enjoy the super views of the Khumbhakarna Himalaya range. We descend towards overnight.

Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa (3,480 m-11,417 ft) – 06 hrs.
Heading towards North Kanchenjunga Base Camp from here, and hike on a gradual path with a steep descent for an hour through rhododendron and pines forest, Continue downhill near the Ghunsa River. Walk on a pleasant and gradual path to Ghunsa village. Ghunsa is inhabited by a large Bhotia ethnic tribe of people with Tibetan origin. They live in a community with stone houses. 

Day 16: Trek to Kangbachen (4,000 m-13,123 ft) – 05 hrs.
Start the morning with an uphill climb along the river side, there are several cascading waterfalls. Reach Yak herders’ shelters along the trail. These are used depending upon grazing season.

Our hike continues along the Ghunsa River through a rhododendron and pines forest.  We have a gentle climb to Rambuk Kharkas to cross a small glacier with landslide sections with wonderful views of Khumbukarna Himal and Janu Himal and other high snow capped peaks. Leaving the tree lines behind enter a barren terrain with few sparse vegetation of junipers and Burberrys bushes. 

The walk gently downhill to Kangbachen for overnight with superb views of Mt. Sharphu (7,070 m23,196 ft), Mt. Janu North Face and Wedge peak.

Day 17: Trek to Lhonak (4,780 m-15,682 ft) – 06 hrs.
After a lovely time with awesome scenery, walk above the river for an hour heading toward the North East. The path leads down to the river. Climb over a boulder track to the terminal moraine of the Kanchenjunga glaciers.  Cross at the junction of the Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier to reach Lhonak.  

Day 18: Trek to Pang Pema (5, 065 m-16,617 ft) – 05 hrs.
We start with gradual hiking through the rocky and moraine path to reach Pang Pema which is near to North Base Camp. There are massive view of Mt. Kanchenjunga range, Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli. There are also possibility to see some wildlife like a group of blue sheep, mountain antelopes and the rare snow leopards, if lucky.

Day 19: Pang Pema, Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Exploration.
Climb up at Pang Pema Peak (5, 065 m-16,617 ft) for the best mountain vista.  The climb is a mixture of boulders, moraine and grassland. From the top have breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga, Kumbhakarna, Makalu, Cholotse, Sharpu, Drohma, Nepal Peak and range of other adjoining peaks.

Day 20: Trek to Kambachen (3,900 m-12,795 ft) – 07 hrs.
After a memorable and fantastic time at Pang Pema near the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, Hike long way downhill and with a few short climbs. Retrace same route to Kambachen.

Day 21: Trek to Phale (3,100 m-10,171 ft) – 06 hrs.
From this remote and high small village walk downhill with few short climbs, retrace the journey back by the same route to Ghunsa. After crossing Ghunsa Khola, we have a pleasant walk back to wooded pine forest to Phale for overnight.

Day 22: Trek to Amjilassa (2,500 m-8,202 ft) – 07 hrs.
The return journey continues descending towards green vegetation and back into mix forest of bamboo and rhododendrons.

Before Gybala village, make a short steep climb along the bank of Ghunsa River. Climb. Descend for an hour with steep ups and downs for few hours. Move through a forest and finally reach open grassland at Amjilassa, a small Sherpa village with overnight.

Day 23: Trek to Tapethok (1,300 m-4,265 ft) – 06 hrs.
Getting back to a warmer climate see more farm lands and villages. We have a gentle descent through open grassland to Ghaiya Bari and Sekathum villages. From Sekathum cross Ghunsa and Simbhu Rivers, Follow Tamur River to reach our overnight at Tapethok village of Limbu (Subba) Kirat people.

Day 24: Trek to Phoram (1,650 m-5,413 ft) – 06 hrs.
We continue on the bank of Tamur River to Chiruwa village. Trek for an hour through farm villages then uphill into a forest of rhododendrons, oaks and pines trees to reach Phoram village.

Day 25: Trek to Suketar (2,440 m-8,005 ft) – 05 hrs.
We hike through many villages and through enchanting cool forest of the mid hills.  The people here are of mixed race. The walk is a steep up for couple of hours followed by a gradual and pleasant walk all the way to Taplejung village at Suketar.

Day 26: Drive to Fickal or Bhritamod / Bhadarpur.
After a fascinating journey on the high hills and mountains, drive in a local jeep or similar to Fickal or beyond through Ilam town as time permits,  Ride through vast tea gardens and rolling hills till Fickle town is reached. Continue the drive towards the main highway to Bhirtamod or Bhardrapur town to catch a flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 27: Fly to Kathmandu from Bhadarpur and transfer to hotel.
Transfer to the Bhadrapur airport in time for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Board the plane and take in spectacular views during the 45 minute flight.  Upon reaching Kathmandu, transfer back to hotel.

Day 28: Free day in Kathmandu
Free day for your own Activities, Farewell dinner.

Day 29: Departure
we will transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for the flight from Nepal.

Includes and Excludes

Transport: 
–        Airport Pick up and drop transfers.
–        Private Ground transportation as per itinerary
–        Return Flight Kathmandu|Bhadrapur|Kathmandu
Accommodations:
 –       3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
–        Twin sharing room during the trekking.
Food: 
–       28 Breakfast, 24 Lunch, 25 Dinner
–        Seasonal fresh fruits during the trekking.
Permit:
–        National park entry permits.
–        TIMS Permit.
Staffs: 
–        An experience Trained 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
Taxes:
All Taxes are included

Excludes:
–        Meals as Mention in the inclusive list. 
–        Tips to staff or any donations.
–        Nepal Visa
–        International Flight
–        Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation.
–        All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks) during the trek.
–        All personal expenses which are 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 & camping on route trek
Trek grade:                        Moderate to Adventurous
Highest altitude gain:    5,545 m at Pangpema.
Total Trip:                         27 / 28days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Seasons:                            Arpil to June and September / November.

Trip Highlights

“full of thrills and excitement throughout this trip, from traditional villages, green hills, pristine forest of various species of rhododendron flowering trees,, amazing landscapes and high mountains, standing at both base camps of world’s 3rd h ighest Mt. Kanchenjunga at 8,586 m, visiting villages and monasteries enrich with old culture, customs are the main attraction and highlights of this trek and the warm hospitality of the highlanders the Sherpa and Bhotias of Nepal far east Himalaya”

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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