Rubina-la Circuit Trek

This fascinating Rubina-la Circuit Trek is a newly opened amazing trek in western Himalaya range. The great thrills and adventure with breathtaking views and experience of the local living, their old traditions & culture. Rubina-la Circuit trek gives  super vista with high Himalayan views and it's varied landscape including  the world's 08th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m-26,781 ft ft, the 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). See also Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) at 6,997 m-22,956 ft, whale shaped Lamjung Himal at 6, 931 m-22,740 ft, stretching up towards east Ganesh Himal 7,405 m-24,295 ft and  extending further with an array of smaller peaks across the horizon.

Rubina-la Circuit Trek starts with an interesting drive towards Gorkha district to Khanchok a hill side farm village.  Start the walk into a least visited area away from modernization and big towns. Experience complete wilderness and isolation. Trek through traditional Magar and Gurung villages of Sulikot, Majhghar and Dharche. Enter high areas with pristine forests of tall rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, pines and fir trees, with great views of Lamjung, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu peaks. 

After a great walk, hike uphill leaving the villages used for summer pasture grazing areas, reach Rubina-la top at 4,720 m-15,486 ft, the highest and main highlight of this adventure. This is fantastic place offers great views of high snow capped mountains & scenic views of hilly region. Make a long descent on a steep slope towards at Zakbatang, the first human settlement after many days of continuous walking. Reach Lokpa village where the trail to Manaslu trek meets. From here, have a gentle walk to Sotikhola following the Budigandaki all the way. Pass the interesting and impressive farm villages of Philim, Tatopani and many more. Completing this great adventure, Rubina-la Circuit, at Sotikhola village From where you take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. 


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free day for trek preparation OR Sightseeing tour pay locally.
Day 03: Drive to Kanchok (930 m-3,051 ft) via Gorkha (1,135 m-3,723 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Sulikot (1,460 m-4,790 ft) via Deurali (2,900 m-9,514 ft) – 06 hrs walks.
Day 05: Trek to Majhghar (1,740 m-5,708 ft) via Kharchok (1,348 m-4,423 ft) – 06 hrs,
Day 06: Trek to Dharche (2,445 m-8,021 ft) via Pekma-Kharka (3,140 m-10,302 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Bede (2, 520 m-8,267 ft) near Gupsi danda (2,760 m-9,055 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Kharka (3,217 m-10,554 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Rubina-la and camp at 3,440 m-11,286 ft – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Cross Rubinala (4,720 m-15,486 ft) and camp at 4,020 m-13,189 ft – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Zakbatang (3,230 m-10,597 ft) via Jarang (3,420 m11,220 ft)- 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lokpa (2,240 m-7,349 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Philim (1,570 m-5,150 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Tatopani (1,240 m-4,068 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Sotikhola (730 m-2,395 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu through Arughat / Dhading besi – 06 hrs.
Day 17: 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 meeting will cover trip related information & the collection 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, do a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley  visiting  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. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Khanchowk (930 m-3,051 ft) via Gorkha (1,143 m-3,750 ft) – 06 hours.
Start this great adventure with a scenic and interesting drive towards historical Gorkha town, the stronghold and root of Shah Dynasty who ruled Nepal for 400 hundreds years till mid 21st century. Drive on the downhill to Khancowk, passing several scattered farm houses and village, with fabulous views of Ganesh, Manaslu, Lamjung and as far to Annapurna Himalaya. After an interesting 6 hour drive, reach at Khanchowk village, a small rural farm area, placed on a ridge, for  first overnight camping.

Brief summary of Gorkha & Fort Palace:
Gorkha: a mid hill town and the ancestral home of the Shah dynasty which ruled Nepal before the present republic government. It is from here that King Prithvi Narayan Shah started his conquest of the country’s various smaller kingdoms and united them into a single nation and made greater Nepal. Located thousand feet above Gorkha Bazaar, the palace dominates the surroundings and is visible from all around the area. The palace also boasts beautiful architecture. Although only Hindus are allowed to enter the palace premises, it is worthwhile walking up the stairs for the view time permitting. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Sulikot (1,460 m-4,790 ft) via Deurali (2,900 m-9,514 ft) – 06 hrs.
From this nice camp, walk downhill through farm fields and terraces. Reach Lajugaon Gurung village. Climb to Deuarli ridge at an altitude of 2,120 m-6,955 ft high with fantastic views of Annapurna, Lamjung, Manaslu with Hiuchuli and Boudha Himal.  After a pleasant break, walk  downhill  passing small villages of Bhulabari, Gyanji (Talakhani). End the first day walk at Sulikot village for overnight camp. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Majhghar (1,740 m-5,708 ft) via Kharchok (1,348 m-4,423 ft) – 06 hrs.
After a nice overnight stop at Sulikot, walk continues with a gentle, slow climb to Kharchok bhanjyang at 2,440 m-8,005 ft. View snow capped peaks and the valley below. Descend to our overnight camp at Majhghar village, a nice small farm village with splendid views of surrounding hills and mountains. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 06: Trek to Dharche (2,445 m-8,021 ft) via Pekma-Kharka (3,140 m-10,302 ft) – 06 hrs.
After this village the air gets much cooler as trek heads higher towards alpine area. Walk starts on a nice undulating trail through rhododendron and pine tree forest to reach at Pangsing villages. After passing Thallothotaneri, Thalegaon, climb to Leh Kharka at 2,770 m9,087 ft with beautiful green fields and grazing pasture.  Marvel at the fantastic view.  Descend again into woodlands at a small place of Gurase (rhododendron, Nepal national flower). Continue to the bottom of a hill at Pekma kharka. Climb to Pekma-Kharka ridge top at 3,140 m10,302 ft that offers an excellent view of the Mt. Manaslu range with Annapurna and Ganesh Himal towards east. After a nice break, make a gradual downhill walk to Dharche for overnight camp. Dharche is a small farm village with Magar and Gurung tribes. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 07: Trek to Bede (2, 520 m-8,267 ft) near Gupsi danda (2,760 m-9,055 ft) – 05 hrs.
Walk through the cool shade of wonderful rhododendron, pines and oak tree forest to a complete wilderness. Reach Kamdani, Sumpi-Kharka, a temporary Sheppard’s place with small huts and shades. Walk on the mix path with few ups and down for few hours to Gupsi danda at 2,760 m9,055 ft. This place offers grand views of Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu range of mountains. After taking-in this grand scenery, walk on a winding trail to reach our overnight camp at Bede, a small Sheppard’s summer pasture. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 08: Trek to Kharka (3,217 m-10,554 ft) – 05 hrs.
Having camped in the midst of forested area and on top of high green hills, the morning walk starts on the high terrain. Getting nearer to our destination and highlight of this trip reach Rubina-la pass, walk  through cool pristine woodland with ups and down. After a pleasant and scenic trek for five hours reach our overnight camp at Kharka, another summer grazing pasture. In the afternoon relax and enjoy the views and explore on this least visited area by other trekkers. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 09: Trek to Rubina-la and camp at 3,440 m-11,286 ft – 05 hrs.
From this small wonderful spot, walk higher and further north to Rubina-la area. After  trekking for few hours, leave behind the tree lines for small alpine bush and shrub. Walk to the high hill ridge of Gambogang at 3,870 m-12,697 ft.  Walk downhill on a vague path to reach our overnight camp beneath Rubina-la pass. Camp is pitched around a clearing of rocky moraine with few small area of grassy field where suitable for campsite. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 10: Cross and camp Rubina-la (4,720 m-15,486 ft) and camp at 4,020 m-13,189 ft – 06 hrs.
Get ready for the Big Day! The main highlight of this remarkable adventure! Starting early morning, enjoy a strenuous climb on a narrow and ill defined path with rocks and old moraine uphill towards the highest point of this trek. The climb offers fantastic views of Manaslu range including Boudha-Himal at close range. After a hard walk ascend for an hour to reach Rubina-la top at 4,720 m15,485 ft, highest point of this amazing journey. At the top of the pass is a small rocky spot that sometimes can be covered in snow and ice, which makes it more adventurous and challenging because that the path is narrow and slippery path in few sections. Being a careful and cautious and slow on the downhill path, enjoy with stunning views of Boudha Himal (6,672 m21,890 ft) and Rani peak ( Lidani peak) at 6,693 m21,959 ft. Walk on a long winding trail for an hour or more to reach our overnight camp on the other side of Rubina-la pass. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 11: Trek to Zakbatang (3,230 m-10,597 ft) via Jarang (3,420 m-11,220 ft)– 06 hrs.
After a great adventure crossing the high Rubina-la, the walk is easier today on the downhill path with views of snow clad peaks. The walk moves close to a glacial section. After going through few obstacles areas, the walk gets pleasant. Pass a grazing area at Jarang 3,420 m11,220 ft. Walk downhill for few hours to reach at Zakbatang near Rubinala khola (stream) for overnight camp in wilderness. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 12: Trek to Lokpa (2,240 m-7,349 ft) – 06 hrs.
Today, walk back to villages and human settlement, after being in absolute wilderness away from villages for a many days. The journey continues through farm villages. In the morning downhill walk, with some small ups and some gradual sections, reach Gomna, a temporary Sheppard’s place. Walk on a gradual path to cross on a suspension bridge over the raging Buri-Gandaki River. This river is fed from the glaciers of the Manaslu mountain range. Take a gradual winding trail all the way to the overnight camp at Lokpa village, the first village after a week’s time. Lokpa is an interesting small village and on a route to upper Manaslu trek. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 13: Trek to Philim (1,590 m-5,216 ft)- 08 hours
From Lokpa walk back to warmer and tropical climatic region with rice fields and terraces. Follow along the river side to continue to Lokpa village. Walk downhill past one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Lower Tsum Valley, Samba Tingding Chhupyang. Reach the large farm village at Philim for overnight stop. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 14: Trek to Tatopani (1,240 m-4,068 ft) – 06 hours.
After breakfast, walk towards Tatopani following the Burigandaki river downstream. Walk past several small villages to reach at Nagjet, Sidibas Bazaar. Descend further to Yaruphant. Notice a complete change in vegetation with a warmer tropical climate. Reach Tatopani. which means hot water in Nepali. Here bathe in extraordinary demulcent natural hot springs and relax the weary muscles from trekking for many days. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 15: Trek to Soti Khola (710 m-2,329 ft) – 06 hours.
Follow the Burkigandaki downstream to reach the Gurung village of Labubesi. Walk further through farm terraced fields and tropical waterfalls to reach at Soti khola for last camping and overnight stop. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,400 m-4,593 ft) – 07 hours.
Completing the fabulous trek, after breakfast take a jeep ride on the winding downhill road above the Buri Gandaki River. See beautiful waterfalls and the drive enters a warmer area back to rice growing paddies. Arrive Arughat and then be on the good road back to hustle and bustle of city life in Kathmandu. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Departure for home ward bound.
Breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for final departure towards homeward bound. Meals included: Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

Price : USD 1580 Per Person

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

–        Permits.
–        TIMS Permit.
–        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

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

Equipments and Packing

EQUIPMENT: Since you are traveling here and there and through the country side, consider carrying warm, lightweight, hand-washable and quick-drying clothes.

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 & Camping on route trek
Trek grade:                         Moderate to Adventurous
Highest altitude:              4,720 m at Rubina-la pass.
Total Trip:                         16 / 17 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Seasons:                            All season except mid June to August.

Trip Highlights

The panoramic Himalayan View of the high Himalayan is main highlights of this trip with ever there are Thrill of excitement throughout this trip from traditional villages, green hills, pristine forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction. 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, Annapurna and Lamjung Himal around interesting mid hills Gurung, Magar tribe villages, super mountain vista from high Rubina-la makes this adventure enjoyable
and worth visiting of Rubina la 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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