Langtang Ganja-la Pass Trek

Langtang Ganja-la Trek is a less visited area due to its altitude and limited accessibility and a bit of mountaineering challenge requiring the use of fixed ropes for support and the guidance of expert climbing guides. However, the first and last portion of the trek is moderate with challenging section in between where all trekkers can join in the awesome adventure with strong guidance and support from our veteran guides. Ganja-la pass (5,122 m-16,800 ft) is highest point of this awesome adventure. The trek from Langtang to Helambu via Ganja-la leads from a moderate to tough trek with high traverse. Enjoy an adventure of a life time, a complete fascinating and scenic destinations in all Himalaya with outstanding views and cultural villages with majority of Tamang, Hyalmo and Bhotia people where their roots leads to Tibet with their impressive Buddhist culture.

Langtang Ganja-la Trek adventure offers magnificent and grand views of Annapurna I (8,091 m-26,545 ft), Annapurna South (7,219 m-23,684 ft), 08th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m-26,781 ft, Ganesh Himal (7,405 m-24,295 ft), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m-23,734 ft), Ghengu Liru(Langtang II 6571 m- 21,558 ft), Kimshun (6,745 m-22,130 ft) and Shalbachum (6,918m-22,697 ft) to the south. The Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m-19,180 ft) and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak. Beyond it extends to the Jugal Himal, terminating in Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m-22,900 ft). To the east the upper meadows of the Langtang end in a massive mountain wall, forming the frontier with world’s 14th highest MT. Shishapangma (8,013 m-26,289 ft) in Tibet and continues as far to Mt. Gaurishankar (7,145 m-23,442 ft) and Melung Tse / Jobo Garee peak (7,181m-23,560 ft) towards east.

Langtang Ganja-la Trek starts from Syabrubesi. The walk leads to high mid green hills villages inhabited by Tamang tribes, traditionally a farmer and cattle herders and renown as guides, porters and mountaineers as well some as soldiers in British and Indian army. The journey leads through an enchanting forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines and fir tree lines and this forested area is the home for Red Panda and other rare wildlife. This trek leads to high terrain into gorge, forested area great contrasted with the high snow capped peaks. Experience superb views during the walk, from Annapurna and Manaslu peaks in the far west with massive range of Ganesh Himal and the centrally located Langtang Lirung and Langtang Ri with Jugal Himal towards west. A magnificent village kanjin gumpa is located into sounding place where on can enjoy their holiday maximum with spectacular view all around.

After a marvelous time in Langtang valley, head toward Ganja la pass which is technically hard and demanding to cross. Beautiful village Helambu is standing right there to welcome you with its impressive culture, tradition and scenic view of hilly region before heading back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02: Kathmandu free day for trek preparations or Sightseeing tour on your interest, pay locally for sightseeing.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460 m-4,790 ft) – 07 hrs journey.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2, 350 m-7,709 ft) – 06 walks.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3, 307m-10,850 ft) via Ghoretabla – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,749 m-12,300 ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjin for acclimatization and hikes.
Day 08: Trek to Ganja La Phedi (4,300m-14,108 ft) – 05 hrs
Day 09: Cross Ganja La pass (5,122 m-16,804 ft) descend to Keldang (4,250m-13,943 ft) – 07 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Dukpu (4,080 m-13,385 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2,590m-8,497 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Sermathang (2,610m-8,562 ft) – 04 hours
Day 13: Trek to Malemchipul Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Kathmandu free day for own activities and shopping.
Day 15: Departure for home ward bound.

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 meeting will cover trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).

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

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460 m-4,790 ft) – 07 hours.
Start this magnificent Langtang valley trek in the morning with an interesting and scenic drive to Syabrubesi village. Head north through rural towns and farm villages on the winding hilly road with ups and downs to Trisuli Bazaar, a warm tropical climate area. From here drive towards a cooler region at entrance of Langtang National Park in Dhunche (1,965 m), the headquarter town of Langtang and of Rasuwa district and where this trek ends after a week time. Drive downhill on a winding road to reach the first overnight stop in Syabrubesi village, quite a large place with many lodges and shops. At present many of the houses have been destroyed by the earthquake of April 25th 2015.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,430m-7,972 ft) – 06 hours.
Morning begins with first day walk of this wonderful journey. Leave Syabrubesi to cross over upper Trisuli River. Make an uphill climb for few hours through farm fields and terraces. The walk gets better once the climb reaches a river side where the trail from Thulo Syabru meets ( our on wards route after few days).  This small settlement has with 2-3 lodges. After nice break continue the walk with the last uphill through cool shade of forest with rhododendron, oaks and pines trees and enter a river gorge to reach Lama Hotel in a clearing in the middle of forest with 6-7 lodges for overnight stop after a good first day walk.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m-11,253 ft) – 06 hours.
Temperature is cooler in the shade of forest surrounding, Perhaps spot the rare and elusive Red Panda and other wildlife. The walk follows the river in a gorge with thick forest, passes a few small settlements and farms and then reaches a nice place at Ghoretabla meaning “Horse-Stable”. In early days this place was a horse breeding area.  Horses are of Tibetan pony breed, smaller but strong and sure footed to survive on high terrain and altitude, after a nice break and lunch, afternoon walk to our overnight destination at Langtang village after a pleasant walk of three hours from here.

Langtang village is a nice moderate size village with Bhotias and Tamang people, native of Langtang area settled here for hundreds years.(Langtang and Kyanjin villages was badly destroyed by the avalanche and landslide effect from the earthquake)

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin (3, 749 m-12,300 ft) – 04 hours.
From Langtang village, make a short day walk to reach first destination of this adventure at Kyanjin The morning walk follows a short steep hill where the tree lines disappears and short bushes of rhododendron, juniper and prickly Burberry bushes appear. Walk enters a wide path and the valley opens up with awesome views of surrounding landscapes with high hills and snow capped mountains looking over Dorji Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Tsego ri, Langshisa and Naya Kanga / Ganja la peak.

Day 07: At Kyanjin Gompa rest day for short hike.
With a rest day at Kyanjin, interested people have the option to hike up to a hill top Tsergo Ri at 5,533 m-18,153 ft, which offers a marvelous panorama looking over Chimsedang Lekh, and Kangjal Himal, a ridge full of peaks that borders the valley towards south with Naya Kanga (5,844 m-19,173 ft), and stunning views of mountains flanking the Langtang valley, includes Ganchenpo (6,387 m-20955 ft), Dorje Lakpa (6,990 m-22,933 ft), Pemthang Karpo Ri (6,830 m-22,408 ft), Langtang Lirung (7,245 m-23,770 ft) and across the northern boundary in Tibet rises the huge massive Shishapangma (8,046 m-26,398 ft) the last 14th world’s highest mountain.

Day 08: Trek to Ganja La Phedi (4,300m-14,108 ft) – 05 hrs.
The morning walk heads towards Langtang Khola (upper stream) with awesome views of surrounding peaks. After crossing the icy streams climb up a steep uphill through the cool shade of rhododendron, birch and pine tree forest to reach a flat even meadow at Phedi, base of Ganja La and Nayakanga peak for overnight with 1st camping facilities of this adventure. In the afternoon explore this unique wilderness area of summer pasture and grazing fields for Yaks and other animals Our guides will scout and check the pass for next day’s crossing and make the route accessible fixing ropes where necessary for a safe climb and descent.

Day 09: Cross Ganja La pass (5,122 m-16,804 ft) descend to Keldang (4,250 m-13,944 ft) – 06 hrs.
Starting early morning before dawn, climb towards Ganja La ridge pass which is quite a challenge to traverse over this pass in snow condition, the sun hardly reach around this hidden area blocked by Nayakanga / Ganjala peak. As this area is quite hard and challenging only some adventurous trekkers use this route with the guidance of strong expert local guides.

Upon reaching the top festooned with prayer stones and flags, catch the awesome scenery and sunrise and then make a long descent on the steep icy slope with the help of ropes to reach our overnight camp at a small place of Keldang Kharka in the middle of complete wilderness with few small frozen ponds around.

Day 10: Trek to Dukpu (4,080 m-13,386 ft) – 05 hrs.
After a tiring and great adventure crossing Ganja-la, this morning’s walk is much easier, heading towards the Helambu area which is another and eastern extension of Langtang region. From this place onwards regarded as Helambu area, walk across several summer pasture and grazing land of Helambu villagers. Continue with a descent following a ridge line, and then have a good walk with few ups and downs reaching a small settlement for overnight camp at Dukpu a temporary Sheppard’s settlement and a summer grazing land.

Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2,590 m-8,497 ft) – 05 hrs.
After being in complete wilderness, the morning walk leads to a nice and charming village at Helambu in Tarke Gyang. Walk first leads to a gentle downhill and then up to a small pass at an altitude of 4,100 m-13,451 ft, a vantage point for stunning views looking at Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal mountain range including Mt. Everest which can be seen on a clear fine day in the far east horizon.

From this scenic spot walk heads downhill through forest of pines and rhododendron trees to reach at Helambu’s main village for overnight stop in Tarke Gyang with ample time in the afternoon to explore an old Buddhist monastery of this area.

Day 12: Trek to Sermathang (2,610 m-8,562 ft) – 04 hours.
A slow and steady walk brings an end of this amazing adventure as walk leads downhill and towards beautiful forests, walk continues, passing many chortens and summer meadows to reach Gangyul, a small village. The path continues with wonderful views of green rolling hills and natural vegetation to reach Shermathang for overnight stop.  Shermathang is another pretty Hyalmo village around Helambu area. Visit another old monastery.

Day 13: Trek to Malemchipul Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
After a wonderful time in the high mountains and valley and crossing high pass, today this wonderful adventure concludes with a drive to Kathmandu. The first walk begins with an easy descent through warmer area as the trail leads to lower country to the village of Kakani.

Walk continues on the downhill path to Melamchipul where this trek comes to an end. From here  have an interesting drive of five hours back to the hustle bustle of city life in Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, check into respective hotels after a wonderful time in the high hills of Himalaya.

Day 14: Kathmandu 
Free day in kathmandu for own activities.

Day 15: Departure.
Today your last day in Nepal with great memories, amazing experience, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for final departure towards homeward bound or to next port of call.

Includes and Excludes

Price: USD 1450 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
Accommodations:
 –       3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
–        Private room during the trekking.
Food: 
–       Breakfast in the Hotel while at Kathmandu. And Meal on full boards basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
–        Seasonal fresh fruits during the trekking.

Permit:
–        National Park 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 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 if sightseeing in Kathmandu.
–        Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation (Just in case).
–        All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold, 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 with camping for few days
Trek grade:                        Adventurous and Challenging
Highest altitude:             5,122 m / 16,800 ft m at Ganja-la.
Total Trip:                         14 / 15 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Seasons:                            April to June and September / November.

Trip Highlights

Throughout this trip villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, however to be in the stunning Langtang valley surrounded by high snow capped mountains is quite something, out of this world feeling, trekking in the pristine forest home of rare and elusive Red Panda with enchanting rhododendron tree lines around central Himalayan ranges, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – mediterranean to alpine climate and in stunning landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of mountains from Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal, fascinating traditional mid hills Tamang and Hyalmo tribe villages of Helambu crossing a high scenic Ganja-la makes this wonderful journey worthwhile.

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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