Manaslu Trek

Manaslu Trekking offers great thrills and adventure travelling around Himalaya, with breathtaking views and traditional hill villages in the land of Gurung, Bhotia’s of Manaslu, Manange people who are renowned for their old tradition and culture similar to Tibetans being close to the Tibet border.

Trekking around Manaslu with a super vista of world's 08th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m-26,781 ft, 10th highest Annapurna I (8,091 m-26,545 ft) Annapurna South (7,219 m-23,684 ft), Gangapurna (7,455 m-24,459 ft) and Annapurna III (7,555 m-24,787 ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) at 6,997 m-22,956 ft stretching up towards east Ganesh Himal 7,405 m-24,295 ft. All with an extending with array of smaller peaks across the horizon with a stunning sunrise, as this journey leads to remote interesting villages of Lho gaon, Sama and Samdu which is not far from Tibet frontier.
The Manaslu & Larkya-La trek starts with an interesting drive towards the Gorkha district at Arughat villages. From here follow the Budi Gandaki river upstream all the way to its source near Larkya Phedi.  Pass through interesting and impressive traditional and typical hill villages of Philm, Jagat, Lho gaon, Sama gaon, Samdu and into an enchanting forested area of rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, pines and fir trees, with daily views of Lamjung, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu peaks.
After a great moderate to hard uphill trek spend an acclimatization rest day, and visit Manaslu Base Camp which is a Marvel at the surrounding beautiful scenery.  We will be heading to cross the high pass Larkya-la at 5,300 m-17,388 ft, the highest point and highlight of this adventure, and back into enchanting alpine wooded area. Reach Dharapani where the route to Annapurna circuit and Manang meets.
Journey continues with descending through the marshyangdi valley to a warm paddy field area to sangye via Chamje from where we will drive through the rough road to beshisahar and drive back to Kathmandu


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 Soti Khola (730 m-2,395 ft) via Arughat (600 m-1,968 ft) – 06 hrs journey.
Day 04: Trek to Machha khola (930 m-3,051 ft) – 06 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1,410 m-4,625 ft) – 06 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Dyang (1,800 m-5,906 ft) – 06 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Ghap (2,160 m-7,087 ft) – 04 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Lho gaon (3,180 m-10,433 ft) – 06 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Samagaon (3,530 m-11,581 ft) – 05 hrs
Day 10: Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3,860 m-12,664 ft) – 05 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi (4,460 m -14,632 ft) 04 hrs
Day 13: Cross Larkya la (5,200m – 17,060 ft) and to Bimthang (3,720 m-12204 ft) – 08 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Gho (2,560 m -8,399 ft) 05 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Dharapani (1,860 m-6,102 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Chamje village (1,430 m -4,691 ft) 05 hrs.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshishar – 07 hrs.
Day 18: Departure for homeward 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 conduct a pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings 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 book 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: Drive by Jeep to Soti Khola (730 m-2,395 ft) via Arughat (600 m-1968 ft) – 08 hrs journeys.
Breakfast and Drive from hotel through prithivi highway and follow Trisuli River till Malekhu,  from here drive north towards Dhading Besi, a mid hill town, from here on the dirt road reach at Arughat bazaar, a large village with many shops and stores, a warm and low area with sub tropical temperatures.

We will drive further from Arughat through the rough road with following Buri Gandaki River upstream through many scattered farm fields, villages and river valley to reach
Soti Khola for first overnight stop of this trip. Soti Khola is a small village with simple accommodation.

Day 04: Trek to Machha khola (930 m-3,051 ft) – 05 hrs.
We will start hiking after the breakfast, this remarkable adventure follows a downhill slope reaching river bank with small huts and tea shops. We will continue our journey on stone steps to cross Nauli Khola (stream) with views of waterfalls nearby and then reach Khanigaon village. From here on the gradual trail cross another bridge to reach overnight halt in a small farm village at Machha Khola, a place with ‘fishing stream’.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1,410 m-46,25 ft) – 06 hrs.
On leaving warmer heading towards cooler area, morning walk starts following Budi Gandaki River valley, passing several smaller villages and to Khorla Beshi, and then continues on the winding path to reach at Tatopani village, which means ‘hot water spring’. The hot spring is situated at short walking distance close to this village by the river bank, in the middle of forest area. After a nice break we will pass villages of Dovan, Yaruphants, and then cross a bridge with short climb to reach overnight stop in a moderate size and populated Jagat village with nice traditional Nepali mid hill houses with many shops and nice lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Dyang (1,800 m-5,905 ft) – 06 hrs.
We will start ascending higher gaining elevation as the air gets cooler, after leaving the rice fields, terraces and reach Sidibas Bazaar, a small nice farm village. After a short refreshing break, we hike uphill to cross a small bridge at Nagjet and then to another nice hill village at Philim village with well tended farm fields of wheat, barley and millet as per the season. We will hike through a large rocky ridge top having the cool shade of a bamboo forest. Come to an exposed area after leaving the thick tree lines to reach Dyang village for overnight stop.

Day 07: Trek to Ghap (2,160 m-7,086 ft) – 04 hrs.
We will make gentle descent by the river side. Cross the torrential river reaching at Bihi Bazaar, a small farm village with small shops and tea stall huts. A few hour’s walk from here brings us to an overnight stop at Ghap village with afternoon free to explore this small nice village.

Day 08: Trek to Lho (3,180 m-10,433 ft) – 06 hrs 
The cool air gets fresher in this high valley between high ridges of snow capped peaks and Manaslu mountains. Walk continues with beautiful scenery of surrounding landscapes and views of mountains as this journey heads into upper Manaslu area. again following Budhi Gandaki River passing few spread out smaller farm villages and terraces of millet, wheat and barley. These grains are the only few crops that survive in this high terrain. After a few stops in between walk towards Numrung village with super close view of stunning Mt. Manaslu North Face standing at 8,163 meters high, which is the 8th world highest mountain. 
After passing few villages Banjham, Lhi and Sho villages en-route, We have couple of hours of this scenic walk ending the day at Lho gaon for overnight stop, this village is also called Lho Bazaar.

Day 09: Trek to Samagaon (3,530 m-11,581 ft) – 06 hrs. 
From Lhogaon enjoying views of Mt. Manaslu. From here walk with constant beautiful scenery, slowly and steadily entering Upper Manaslu area with high hills and mountains on either side of the valley to reach the largest and major village of Upper Manaslu at Samagaon. As the walk progress the gorge area opens up into a wide scenic valley with a winding trail as the country expands further with wonderful views of landscapes and of mountains. Walk through several cattle herders’ huts and shelters used for summer grazing of yaks and other domesticated animals. End the good of the day at Samagaon as the altitude reaches higher from here onwards till Larkya-la top. Notice the dramatic change in landscapes and vegetation, as the tree lines drops for few alpine bush.

At Samagaon, walk around this nice village to experience the Tibetan way of life, culture and religions and peoples as well.

Day 10: Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization and Hike to Manaslu Base camp.
An acclimatization, We will start hiking to Manaslu base camp,
and explore this unique placed with stunning experience. We will come back to Samagoan. There are many shops that have many Chinese products brought from across the border in Tibet.

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3,860 m-12,664 ft) – 05 hrs 
After a nice rest at Samagaon, morning walk begins with a slight and gradual climb towards a more wide valley with sparse vegetation, where the country changes which is a small extension of Tibetan plateau. Walk past an old monastery with few existing willow and poplars trees. Passa few shelters for cattle herders and then pass over Manaslu glacier with views of Birendra Lake in the near distance from the trail which is also known as Samagaon Pokhari (pond) as the walk leads towards Samdo village which is on route to Tibet border. After a nice good trek for five hours end this nice day at Samdo, which is the last village before Dharapani village on the other side of the pass.

Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi (4,460 m-14,632 ft) – 04 hrs. 
From Samdogaon our route leads west towards Larkya-la at Dharmasala the base / phedi. Today walking is for a short distance for 3-4 hours to reach at lunch and overnight place in Dharmasala.

First cross an icy stream flowing from Gya La, which is at Tibet border. Walk on the high trail towards north on a route to the Tibetan frontier for some time with grand views. As the walk continues over rocks and stones path reach at Dharmasala also by its earlier name Larkya Bazaar, where a big trade between Nepal and Tibet used to take place, before Chinese took over Tibet. The afternoon offers plenty of time for rest and preparation for the big day next early morning crossing the highest point of this adventure  Larkya-la at 5,200 m-17,060 ft.

Day 13: Cross Larkya la (5,200 m-17,060 ft) and to Bimthang (3,720 m-12,205 ft) – 08 hrs of climb and descend. 
This is going to be Big day and main highlight of the trek as we begin very early in the morning wth ascending steep trail where you will be surrounded with fantastic scenery of high snow peaks,  pass frozen ponds.  Then with the last big haul climb to the top ridge at Larkya La Pass festooned with prayer symbols of rocks and prayer flags, offering stunning view with panorama range of peaks and rolling high hills. From here a make long descent, getting back to the tree lines of firs, oaks, pines and rhododendron. After a nice scenic break, Walk continues on a gradual path for another few hours to reach Bhimthang for overnight halt. After the longest day trek of Eight hours, Bhimthang offers a nice place in greenery fields with wide meadow surrounded with coniferous forest.

Day 14: Trek to Gho (2,560 m-8,399 ft) – 05 hrs. 
From this nice and wonderful stop at Bhimthang, walk to Gho and beyond to Dharapani village, a nice peaceful trek in the middle of enchanting woodland.  After a good walk for 4-5 hours reach a small place at Gho settlement in the middle of forest area. 

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani (1,860 m-6,102 ft) – 05 hrs.
Morning walk leads on the downhill path all the way to Tilje village by the raging Marsyangdi River, just below Dharapani village. After having lunch and rest, walk with a last steep climb for few hours to Dharapani, a large village located on the route to Manang and Annapurna circuit trail.

Day 16: Trek to Chamje (1, 430 m-4,691 ft) – 05 hrs.
We will be descending and following Marsyangdi river downstream, which is fed from the glaciers of Gangapurna, Annapurna II and Tilicho peaks. This nice walk leads for few hours with short ups and more down and to re-cross on bridges few times to reach Chamje after Tabesi villages for overnight.

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu through Beshishar (830 m-2,723 ft) – 08 hrs. 
Completing the fabulous trek at syange, We hire a local Jeep to reach Besishahar where our Vehicle will be waiting and Transfer in another vehicle on the good road back to city life in Kathmandu. Fare well Dinner in the Evening.

Day 18: Departure.
Breakfast, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal.

Includes and Excludes

–        Airport Pick up and drop transfer.
–        Private Ground transportation as per itinerary
 –       3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
–        Private room during the trekking (Tea House section).
–       17 Breakfast,15 Lunch and 15Dinner.

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

–        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.

Trekking Boots (One Pair), Light Soaks (3 Pairs), Thick Socks (4 pairs), Camp Shoes (1 pair), and Sandals (1 pair).

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).

Daypack (1), Down Jacket (1), Sleeping Bag (4 seasons-1), Water Bottle (1), Sunglasses, Flashlight with Spare Bulbs, Sun Cream, Batteriesm Gaiters, Lip Salve.

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.

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 on route trek
Trek grade:                        Moderate to Adventurous
Highest altitude:             5,200m / 17,060 ft at Larkya – la.
Total Trip:                         17 / 18 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Seasons:                             All season except mid June to August.

Trip Highlights

Thrill, excitement throughout this trip from traditional villages, green hills, pristine forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, walking beneath world’s 08th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,063 m massive mountain range, dramatic variation from sub-tropic- mediterranean, alpine to arctic climate temperature and landscapes, daily awesome panorama of world’s highest mountains Manaslu and Annapurna, fascinating mid hills Gurung, Manang, Bhotia’s of Manaslu & Magar tribe villages, super mountain vista from high Larkya-la makes this adventure enjoyable and worth a trek.

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.

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 | Url :

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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