• Trip Code : NTE-CHUE36
  • Trip Duration : 22 Days
  • Trip Level : Strenuous
  • Trip Max Altitude : 5300
  • Trip Start Location : Kathmandu
  • Trip End Location : Kathmandu
  • Trip Route : Bensisahar-Pisang-Chulu East-Manang-Muktinath-Pokhara
  • Trip Best Season : March-April & August-November

Trip Highlights

  • Chulu East Climbing is a straightforward Peak in the Annapurna region.
  • Stay in beautiful Gurung Villages in Annapurna Region
  • Chulu East Peak Climbing trip is combined with the popular Annapurna Circuit Trekking
  • It offers the panoramic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayan ranges.
     

Trip Information

The Chulu East Peak Climbing is one of the smallest peaks in the Annapurna region. This incredible peak offers us breathtaking Himalayas views such as; Mt. Annapurna, (8091m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) and many other snow-capped mountains of Annapurna region. This amazing peak climbing will take you around Annapurna with various ups and downs trails. Situated high above the Manang Valley, Chulu East Peak Climbing with 6584m height fulfills the adventurous desire of the enthusiastic mountaineers. The Chulu Peak Climbing is one of the preferred destinations to experience the exotic adventure into the high valleys of Manang along with the diverse picturesque scenery. Chulu East Peak Climbing is fused with magnificent views of Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna range, the Glacier Dome, and Tilicho Peak. You need to climb on a moderate snow and ice over 6000m, so most of the time it is technically quite tough for novices’ climbers. There will be experienced and professional guard to guide you in a technical term such as; using crampons, harness ice ax, tying knots, fixing ropes and handling it and many more technical terms during your mountaineering. This amazing trek is regarded as a classic climbing because climbers will get chances to trek through that combines Annapurna massif, ascending the Marshyangdi Valley and cross the Throng La Pass with beautiful mountains views.  Annapurna region is the home place to various ethnic groups such as; Gurung, Thakali, Magars, Chhetris, Manang and more where we can get chances to encounter their unique culture and traditions.  

The amazing adventure Chulu East Peak climbing begins after explorations of Kathmandu Sightseeing and we will depart Kathmandu and begins the journey towards Besisahar, famous entry point of Annapurna Circuit Trail. We will follow the beautiful Marsyangdi river valley with the incredible landscapes and the native settlement on the way. In this way, we will follow and explore various villages before reaching the Chulu East Peak Climbing. After exploration of our destination, we will return back to Kathmandu by following the Thorang Phedi, Muktinath, Jomsom and Pokhara.


Short Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m). 
  • Day 2 - Kathmandu Sightseeing. 
  • Day 3 - Drive to Ngadi via Beshishar 823m. 6-7 hrs journey.
  • Day 4 - Trek to Jagat. 1,290m. 6 hrs. walks. 
  • Day 5 - Trek to Tal 1,700m. 5 hrs.
  • Day 6 - Trek to Dharapani, (1,860m) 5 hrs. 
  • Day 7 - Trek to Chame. 2,670m. Approx. 5-6 hrs. 
  • Day 8 - Trek to Pisang 3,150m. Approx. 6 hrs. 
  • Day 9 - Trek to July. Approx. 3,900m. 5-6 hrs. 
  • Day 10 - At Julu for acclimatization. Explore near by for the day.
  • Day 11 - Trek to Chulu East Base Camp. 4,700m. 
  • Day 12 - Trek and climb to Chulu High Camp at 5,300m.
  • Day 13 - Rest Day at High Camp. Acclimatization
  • Day 14 - Climb of Chulu East. 
  • Day 15 - Trek to Manang 3,520m. Approx. 4-5 hrs.
  • Day 16 - Trek to Thorung Phedi. 4,400m. via Yak Kharka. approx. 4,130m. 6-7 hrs. 
  • Day 17 - Trek to Muktinath 3, 800m.via Thorang-la 5,416m. Approx. 6-8 hrs. 
  • Day 18 - Trek to Jomsom 2,730m. 3-4 hrs walk. 
  • Day 19 - Fly to Pokhara 860m. 
  • Day 20 - Drive to Kathmandu. 
  • Day 21 - Kathmandu rest day and enjoys farewell dinner, Morning breakfast.
  • Day 22 - Final departure.
  1. Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m). 

    As your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.

    • You will be received by our representative and he/she will escort you to your hotel.
    • Take a rest and relax. 
    • Our representative will give you a brief orientation of the further peak climbing. 
    • Enjoy welcome dinner with our team.
    • Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

    Hotel/Private Transport Service
     

  2. Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • We will manage you a half day guide for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. 
    • Visit major historical and religious places; Pashupatinath Temple, Syambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square.
    • Be prepared for next day trek (Backpack)

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Transport Service
     

  3. Day 3 Drive to Ngadi via Beshishar 823m. 6-7 hrs journey.
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue journey by traveling to Pokhara through the scenic highway. 
    • Around 6 to 7 hours drive through the foothills of the Himalaya and follow the wide dirt road.
    • After you arrive at Beshishar, you will get chances to explore a large town, the district headquarters of Lamjung. 
    • From Beshishar, we will follow upwards to Khudi village and reach to Bhulbule(790m). 
    • The further drive will be graded on the river bed, where we can have a magnificent view if waterfall. 
    • By the following the river, we will reach to Ngadi. 
    • Stay overnight at Ngadi.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter
     

  4. Day 4 Trek to Jagat. 1,290m. 6 hrs. walks. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • We will continue peak climbing trail with an easy winding path from Ngadi.
    • Cross the same river through the beautiful suspension bridge.
    • The further trail follows a steep climb and crosses the lush farm terraces field and reach to the lovely village called Bhaundanda. 
    • Further trek around an hour and a half descends down through passing the farm terraces and reaching Syange village.
    • A short downhill walk brings close to the river with a great view of the waterfalls on the other side of the Marsyangdi River.
    • The further trek will reach Jagat.
    • Overnight at Jagat.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  5. Day 5 Trek to Tal 1,700m. 5 hrs.
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue trek from Jagat and trek gradually by following the terraced farms.
    • The further trek will follow Chamje village, cross a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River.  
    • Climb steeply again and pass various teahouses, and reach a viewpoint.
    • Enjoy the splendid view of the valley below and Kang Guru massif from the viewpoint.
    • The further trail will let you reach and admire the Tal. 
    • Around 5 hours walk will take you to this beautiful Tal, where you will also get chances to witness Chortens and prayer flags affirms to the Buddhist influence. 
    • Overnight at Tal.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  6. Day 6 Trek to Dharapani, (1,860m) 5 hrs. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue trek through the gentle path into a narrow valley and descend down by crossing a beautiful wooden bridge. 
    • Again, we will begin our trail up and downhill path and reach the village of Dharapani. 
    • Dharapani is located at the confluence of the tributary Dudh Khola that joins Marsyangdri. 
    • You will feel cool as you rich to Dharapani. 
    • Overnight at Dharapani.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  7. Day 7 Trek to Chame. 2,670m. Approx. 5-6 hrs. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue trek towards west passing through the Bagarchap, interesting Buddhist village.
    • An hour of walk ascends up to lead you to the apple country at Dhanaqi, where we can visit apple farm, orchards.
    • The further trek will follow the beautiful pine forest with the magnificent views of Manaslu behind us and snow-capped peaks of Lamjung and Annapurna II. 
    • The Further trail will follow the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Ratamanang and Koto and reach to Chame. 
    • Around half an hour of an easy trek from Koto takes you to the village of Chame an important place of Manang region. 
    • Overnight at Chame.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  8. Day 8 Trek to Pisang 3,150m. Approx. 6 hrs. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue trek from Chame by following the river, we will cross pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs until we will reach Bratang, the village of an apple orchard. 
    • Continue on the gradual path to the bridge, after crossing the bridge a short steep climb leads through the pine forest and reach to the top of the ridge Pisang village. 
    • The further trek down and get chances to view a great view of Pisang peak on the north, Annapurna II, and the Chulu peak. 
    • Overnight at Pisang.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  9. Day 9 Trek to July. Approx. 3,900m. 5-6 hrs. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue our trek with the great view of the high snow-capped peaks on the way.
    • Climb steep up for half an hour to the ridge where we get the scenery of the beautiful landscapes along with our first view of the Manang valley, a wide shaped valley hanging between the two lines of snow peaks. 
    • After exploring some dramatic views of the valleys, Hongdre village, Mt. Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilocho, Chuli east, and Pisang peak. 
    • You will find two way and need to choose one of them, which will lead you to the Chulu Basecamp and to Manang. 
    • As we walk above the river Marsyangdi, with the outstanding scenery of the surrounding landscapes. 
    • Further slope trail just above Nagawa village will take us to the beautiful village of July. 
    • Overnight at Jhulu camp.

    Camping Service/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  10. Day 10 At Julu for acclimatization. Explore near by for the day.

     

    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Make a local hike around and explore the place.
    • Enjoy the breathtaking mountain views. 
    • Overnight at Julu. 

    Camping Service/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  11. Day 11 Trek to Chulu East Base Camp. 4,700m. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue our trek towards Chulu East Base Camp. 
    • The trek will follow the village for complete wilderness on the barren landscapes with beautiful views of both Chulus and the Annapurnas.
    • The further walk will be a steep climb for an hour to the col between the East and Far East Peaks of Chulu. 
    • Overnight at Chulu East Base Camp.

    Camping Service/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  12. Day 12 Trek and climb to Chulu High Camp at 5,300m.
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue our trail upwards by following the Chegaji Khola on the east bank until you will arrive at moraines below the col after three to four hours of strenuous walk. 
    • As you reach to Chulu High Camp, you can enjoy the stunning view of both the South-West Ridge of Chulu and the East Ridge of Chulu East Peak. 
    • Overnight at Chulu High Peak.

    Camping Service/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  13. Day 13 Rest Day at High Camp. Acclimatization
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Today you will rest the whole day with the breathtaking views. 
    • Today we will prepare for the next day climb. 
    • Our representative guide will help you to scout the area of the climb and fix ropes where you feel it is necessary. 
    • Overnight at High Camp.

    Camping Service/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  14. Day 14 Climb of Chulu East. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Today is a day to achieve our dream.
    • Continue trek by following the snow ridge route ahead. 
    • With an easy walk, we will reach the summit of Chulu which offers us great magnificent views of the below surrounding valley and the snowcapped mountains. 
    • After the exploration of the Chulu, we will descend back to Base Camp. 
    • Overnight at Base Camp.

    Camping Service/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  15. Day 15 Trek to Manang 3,520m. Approx. 4-5 hrs.
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue our trek with the great views of the high snow-capped peaks. 
    • The further trial will be steeply descending towards Manang through crossing the village of Braga. 
    • Braga let you visit Braga Monastery which will display impressive statues, thangkas, and the religious manuscripts. 
    • Around one hour walk from Braga, you will reach Manang. 
    • Overnight at Manang.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  16. Day 16 Trek to Thorung Phedi. 4,400m. via Yak Kharka. approx. 4,130m. 6-7 hrs. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue the trail that leads us to a slow climb up for an hour and reaches the small settlement of Yak-Kharka.
    • On the way to Yak Kharka, we can enjoy splendid views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Cloche and the close-up view of Chuli mid. 
    • Continue our trek towards the Thorung Phedi, by passing a small place of Leder which offers us close up views of Chulu West.
    • As we will trek, we will also walk through a gentle climb for an hour, then descending to Jarsang Khola.
    • Make a short steady climb on the side of the scree ridge, walking on this gentle path which leads to a descend by the stream and again a steep climb of 30 minutes brings us to our overnight camp at Thorang Phedi.
    • Overnight at Thorung Phedi.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  17. Day 17 Trek to Muktinath 3, 800m.via Thorang-la 5,416m. Approx. 6-8 hrs. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue trek by following the Thorang-la, highest point of this trek. 
    • Enjoy a magnificent view of the northern Annapurna, Damudhar, Bhirkuti, and Dhaulagiri range of mountains. 
    • The further trek will follow the winding scree, gravel path and finally reach the height of 5,416 meters at Thorang-la.
    • Thorang-La offers an impressive view of the stunning high Himalayan scenery. 
    • After exploration we will make a long descent to the sacred village of Muktinath, gradual trail for another hour will take us to Muktinath the holiest of all holy places. 
    • Overnight at Muktinath.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  18. Day 18 Trek to Jomsom 2,730m. 3-4 hrs walk. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue our travel towards Muktinath and then to Jomsom, which is situated at the altitude of 2730m. 
    • Walk today 1,200m of descent through the Kaligandaki river valley floor until we reach to Muktinath.
    •  On the way to Muktinath, we will cross Ekale Bhatti, teahouse. 
    • Further gentle trek around 2 hours will take us to the Jomsom. a town and a headquarter of the Mustang region. 
    • Overnight at Jomsom.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Private Vehicle/Guide / Porter

  19. Day 19 Fly to Pokhara 860m. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Take an air-flight to the paradise city of Pokhara. 
    • As you reach this heavenly city, you can enjoy boating in the Fewa lake.
    • Discover Mahendra Cave, Devis Fall, and Hidden Valley.
    • Enjoy the beautiful mountain views; Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli and many more. 
    • Overnight at Pokhara.

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Vehicle

  20. Day 20 Drive to Kathmandu. 
    • Morning Breakfast and departure.
    • Today we will drive towards Kathmandu.
    • Around 35 minute’s flights provide you a panoramic view of the Himalayan range and Mt. Everest for the last time. 
    • After you reached the Kathmandu airport, you will be taken back to the hotel.
    • You can do some rest and recall all the memories which you were captured in your cameras.
    •  In the evening, you will enjoy a farewell dinner with our team.
    • Overnight you will stay in the same hotel.

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Vehicle

  21. Day 21 Kathmandu rest day and enjoys farewell dinner, Morning breakfast.
    • Kathmandu rests day and enjoys farewell dinner.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Have a rest and shortly look after all the snaps that you captured along the trek.
    •  If you wish you can do some shopping in the Thamel Bazaar as well.
    • Enjoy farewell Dinner. 
    • Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Vehicle

  22. Day 22 Final departure.
    • Our Chulu East Peak Climbing comes to an end.
    • Our Office representative will help you to find your flight onwards your home. 
    • Today, you will leave a naturally beautiful country Nepal with your final departure.
    • We will wish you have a safe flight.

    Breakfast/Private Vehicle

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure airport transfer
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on Twin share with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program
  • Half day guided cultural tour in Kathmandu with heritage entrance permit
  • Teahouse / lodge accommodation while on trek on twin share
  • Full board meals while on Trekking Climbing
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee
  • Climbing and trekking permit for the on Annapurna region
  • Annapurna conservation entry trek permit and other trek documentation.
  •  Jomsom Pokhara airfare with airport tax
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to Besisahar
  • Free use of trekking gears like sleeping bag, down jacket, liner, trekking poles etc
  • Complementary trek duffle bag and T- shirt to every trekkers 
  • Medical trained experienced trekking guide with first aid kit
  • Cook, Sherpa and porters with all their gear, wages and insurance etc.
  • A Kathmandu city map and Annapurna region trekking map

Price Does not Include

  • Nepal entry visa and your personal travel insurance of any kind
  • International airfare
  • Drinks and main meals while on city like Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips and items of personal nature expenses like postage, laundry etc
  • Meals like Lunch-and dinner at pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Entrance fees during the sight seeing
  • Necessary Trekking and Climbing Equipment for private Used.

Trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek

Clothing for Kathmandu: - Informal clothing is all that is required. Remember to dress in a modest fashion. Light clothing is usually all that will be required for most of the year. During the winter months, December to February, it will be chilly in the early mornings and evenings. A warm fleece or similar jacket will be required. Do bring along a swimming costume as our hotel in Kathmandu has a swimming pool.

General Gears you need During Trekking: -

  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (we provide one if you need but is to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel bag or Rucksack (70-80 liters) (we can provide one)
  • Down Jacket (we provide one if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters)
  • Socks: 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene, 3 pairs heavy weight socks (woolen) to be worn over liner socks
  • Trekking Boots: 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu. Remember it is your feet that will be doing all the work. We recommend a good quality boot with a hard lug-cleated sole. Boots should be sturdy enough to tackle rough terrain. For this trek a mid-weight leather or Gore-Tex/Cardura style is an excellent choice. If you are buying boots for your trek, make absolutely sure that they are well broken in before leaving home.
  • Gaiters (seasonal): 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary. Highly recommended for keeping snow from getting inside your boots. They will also help keep the bottom of trousers clean on muddy trails. They can be bought cheaply in Kathmandu.
  • Sandals (optional): A pair of running shoes or sandals will be very useful for wearing around the lodge after the day’s trekking.

Lower Body: -

  • Hiking Shorts (2): Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Trekking Pants (2), preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Lightweight underwear – capilene or other synthetic.
  • Soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • Hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • Cotton pants or (loose jeans/khakis).

Upper Core Body

  • T-Shirts
    For lower altitudes and on warm days a baggy cotton T-shirt or cotton shirt is a practical item. Highly recommended are synthetic T shirt styles that wick away moisture from the body. They are particular useful above 2500m when, even on warm days, you chill quickly when stopping for rests. 
  • Thermal Underwear
    Synthetic polypropylene long johns and long sleeved vests are essential for trips departing November through March. Highly recommended for other months. They also make ideal sleeping gear. 
  • Waterproof Jacket. Quality waterproof clothing is essential. A proofed nylon or Gore-Tex jacket with hood is required. Ensure that it is about mid-thigh length, with large pockets and has a full-length zipLight and expedition weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women sports bras, Synthetic
  • Swimsuit for women (optional)
  • 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
  • 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
  • Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).
  • Shade hat or baseball cap – some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it is place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
  • Warm wool Hat or synthetic hat that covers your ears.
  • Balaclava – lightweight, thinner variety.
  • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
  • Headlamp: Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc. so, don’t go cheap here.
  • Ear Muffs (optional): Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people.
  • A neck warmer (optional): is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it

Medicines and First Aid Kits

Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Toiletries and personal Hygiene

  • Quick drying towel (medium sized)
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap/handwash
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes
  • Sanitizers

Miscellaneous, but essential!

  • Valid Passport
  • Passport size photos (2 + copies).
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and provide us one just in case if you need to change the date of your flight).
  • Luggage Locks (2)
  • 2 strong plastic garbage bags (for laundry and in case of rain) Refillable water bottle
    Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  • 2 bandanas.

Optional (Luxuries)

  • 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill
  • Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds
  • Reading materials, games (cards, chess, backgammon, scrabble, etc) music and chargers (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight
  • Binoculars
  • Camera, film/memory cards, spare batteries (you must keep the batteries warm when not in use)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen, Pencils and small notebooks
  • Extra contacts or glasses
  • Pillow case (if use lodge provided pillows) or can use your own stuff sacks as pillow(s)
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
  • A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman to avoid that chilly late night trip
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos

The price per person for the Small group Journey is fixed as stated below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey best suited for you, your family and friends. The discount is subjected to increase with the number of people in your group. Bigger the group better the discount so group bookings are highly encouraged. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. All your departure is guaranteed to run?

    YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimum additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

  2. Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

    This is a difficult thing to measure. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

  3. Can I add extra days to my trek or trip?

    Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Please inbox us [email protected] for further information.

  4. Do you use Yaks and porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

    Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangements accordingly.

    If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in group, then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.

  5. Will there be a place to store items clothing not require for the trek?

    Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc.

  6. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes of the Everest , Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Kanchenjunga region from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and Ncell in order to update whereabouts and situation of our every client. You may pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee.

  7. If I am sick can I continue the trek next day after a day rest?

    It totally depends on level of your sickness. Once you are sick in higher altitude you need to rest at lower altitude and it at least need 3 days to a week for the recovery. If you are in private or solo trip you can discuss and decide with guide depending on your health status. If you were in a group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with guide and catch up the group later on.

  8. What if I am badly sick in the Mountain?

    Our guide will see the condition of sick label then immediately take decision whether wait for a while or return back to Kathmandu also advice us to send helicopter for the rescue.

  9. Is Nepal Travel Expedition staff insured?

    Our Company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpa and porters. Please visit our company information page.

  10. What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on the trek to deal with altitude sickness/accident?

    Our guides are 24 hours available for the services during the trek. They are trained to use first aid kit and have knowledge to use Oximeter in order to track your oxygen level just to make sure you are fit enough to continue your high altitude walk. Guides also carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and Ncell in order to update whereabouts and situation of our every client. During the time of emergency our guides are alert and keeps updated to head office in Kathmandu that is available 24 /7 to arranging from horse to mules or helicopters in the must needed cases especially when client is seriously sick in the mountain and needed to be hospitalized. Our guide also carry satellite phone for incase emmergency. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee.

  11. Do your guide have trekking guide certificate from the government tourism center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude?

    Yes, they have all received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

  12. What is the weather and temperature like in trekking?

    One of the most unpredictable elements of the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu,Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything. Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime hours in the Himalayan region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), only to dip down as low as -20 degrees C (-4 Degrees F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.

    Spring – March / April / May / June
    Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu,Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri region, although because of this, it can become somewhat crowded. One can meet many other Everest climbers during this season and base camp is full of tents. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen and the many different species of flower are visible in the lower altitude. During springtime, the average temperature is 20 degrees C (68 Degrees F), with a maximum of 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C (5 Degrees F), in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.

    July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season
    This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 4000 meters, it rains sometimes and although it is also sometimes dry, very few people travel during this season. There are positive sides of trekking during the monsoon months as the excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it’s also the best season to avoid the crowds. During springtime, the average temperature is 22 degrees C (71.6 Degrees F), with a maximum of 30 degrees C (86 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -5 degrees C (23 Degrees F), in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.

    Autumn – End of September / October / November
    Similar to springtime, autumn in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu,Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri region is also a crowded season, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible views from just about every angle. The average temperature during the fall is 17 degrees C (62.6 Degrees F), with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C (68 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C (5 Degrees F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters’ altitude.

    Winter- December/ January/ February
    Winter start from mid-December till mid-February. People still like to trek in this month due to fewer crowds. View is still good but foggy so having extra days is highly recommended during this period. The average temperature during the winter is 10 degrees C (50 Degrees F), with a maximum temp of 17 degrees C (62.6 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -20 degrees C (-4 Degrees F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters’ altitude. The above temperature is based on outside of the guesthouse temperature. No need to worry about the cold temperature as we provide the sleeping bag plus the extra blanket to make sure our clients are warm enough during the time of need.

     

  13. What is the best session for this trekking?

    Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do trek in Nepal. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal.

  14. What is your cancellation policy?

    Cancellation notice is required, minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as cancelled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

    If you do not cancel your trip prior to 20 days due to whatsoever reasons, you must be aware that the trip you’ve already bought is completely non-refundable as per our terms and conditions. If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt of advance monies paid. If your trip is cut short due to weather/illness/personal reasons, there is no refund for accommodations unused.

     

  15. Is it possible to reserve a trip now pay deposit later or do I have to pay deposit at booking reservation?

    The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and 20% deposit payment. You can pay the rest of the balance when you arrive in Kathmandu by USD Cash, Credit cards (Master, Visa and American Express) any card payment requires 4% bank fee while doing the transaction, which is taken by bank itself. 

  16. Do we book own international flights to and from Nepal?

    Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

  17. In case of cancelled flight due to weather condition, how do we reach Lukla from Kathmandu and vice versa?

    In case of emergency cancellation of flights due to bad weather condition at MOuntain or in Kathmandu we recommend our clients to wait for some time for the weather to clear out. In case the weather fails to clear out and the flights are not likely to take place then in such cases we recommend to go for a helicopter charter. This facility can be provided if our clients are agreeing to pay the extra charges applicable for the heli ride. The helicopter takes 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared amongst the passengers. The cost must be paid by the participant, which can later be submitted for reimbursement through travel insurance company. We can help you with the necessary documents for a claim.

  18. What mode of transportation do you use?

    Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicule transportation to even horse rides on mules and yaks and porter. We provide you only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, big bushes, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs, more traveling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are traveling in cooler areas. For domestic flights that need to used some remore destination from Kathmandu-Lukla, Kathmandu-pokhara-Jomsom, Kathmandu - Tumling tar, Kathmandu - Teiplajung, Kathmandu- Nepaljung-Jupal, Kathmandu- Nepaljung- Simikot,  Kathmandu- Nepaljung-Surkhet etc  we use Sita Air, Tara Air and Summit Air -popular domestic airlines.

  19. How much additional money do I need per day for the trek?

    It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 20 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 20 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore  things are more expensive.

  20. What are the opportunity will I have for the shower along the trek?

    At the lower altitude  in trekking route, the guesthouses provide the facilities of hot shower. And in rest of the places (at higher elevation), warm water in the bucket will be provided for shower. For all above showers, it would cost you extra about USD 3-4 per shower. The higher you go the hot shower would be expensive.

  21. What is the drinking water facilities in the mountain?

    Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per liter. More higher, it would be more expensive. If you are planning to drink normal water, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drop is a must. One can purchase purification tablets or iodine in Kathmandu.

  22. If I am vegetarian, is that a problem?

    No problem at all because mostly, the lodges in the Everest region serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

  23. Is the food in mountain prepare to international standard in terms of safety?

    Most teahouses (lodges) in Trekking region trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (white rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.

    Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat.

  24. What are the Toilet facilities in the tea house or guest house in the trekking route?

    Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilet however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.Where do we go to toilet along the trail?

    Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilet however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.

  25. What short of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in the trekking?

    We use standard rooms at three star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

  26. What types of extra document do I need?

    Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

  27. Can I obtain visa for Nepal upon on arrival at airport?

    YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

  28. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

    Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Nepal Travel Expedition signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle

  29. What types of Shape do I need to be in this trip?

    Tamang hetitage Trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on this journey. While on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized. Two rules you need to remember to prevent and beat altitude mountain sickness (AMS) are: drink lots of water (at least 3 liters a day) and walk slowly.

Note:- Above mention information is just the guide line and a standard template of what we provide. The trip can be customize at your request to accommodate your specific require programmed the timeframe for the trip.

Trip Note:- During the trip you might face different different problems such as weather, local politics , transport or a multitude of other factor that are beyond our control could bring change in the programmed. However every unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially atered,  if alternative way is necessary, then the tour leader will take decision that the best alternative option. We try to make understand everything clear that we can to minimize its effect but we can not ensure unseen result of changes or delays.

Flight delay in Kathmandu-Jomsom-Pokhara

Lukla  and Jomsom airport is located on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Due to this reason to landing and taking off those airport is considered be difficult and techinical issue. The weather in the areas unpredictable and likely to change every few hours resulting  the flight might delay or cancellation in mountain weather condition is always changable we could not ensure even the weather forecast could not get right information.

Domestic Airlines.

Nepal Domestic aircraft are Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport service to and from the airstrip at lukla and jomsom. In mountain range flight is fairly depandable in weather condition however if the flight are cancelled due to weather condition to lukla, from kathmandu, to jomsom and from Pokhara we also can help you charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and to catch International flight connections. The extra charges incurred are approximately couple of thousand USD 500-2500 per person would be applicable to you for the charter a helicopter. Normally Helicopter takes 4-6 people at a time and cost can be shared amongst the passangers. The heelicopter charge must be paid by the participant, which can later be submitted for reimbursement through travel insurance company. We can aslo help you with the necessary documents for a claim. Payment must be pait at the time service used by the passengers by USD cash or credit card, visa card, master card, american express are accepted for the helicopter trensport service. For the payment from any card require 4% bank service charge which goes directly to the bank.
Helicopter can fly in the visibility is 1500 meter, while the twin otter and dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000 meter or more as per the Nepal civil avation rules. If weqather condition is extrime or poor visibility than 1500m  helicopter are also not operated. Also situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then you would be provide with alternative option for the trek and tour.

Why this trip make different ?

Nepal Travel Expedition work closedy with One of the main supporters Charity service in Nepal. And contribute 10% of the tour cost for Ophan Childrens (sherpa Outdoor Foundation) We support then in many different ways.

Donation and Charity !

Nepal Travel Expedition donate 10% of its annual revenue to Sherpa Outdoor Foundation Orphan Children Home Which is Located Lalitpur one can visit while you are in Nepal after or before the trip.  We support Childrens for Food, School, Clothes, Medicine also supporting stationary materials to Government School which is located at Lamjung district trying to build liberary for them where they could find different book to read. For this project we are trying collect donation.

Sponsorship and Partnership (volunteering programmed)

One of of the mazor activities of Sherpa outdoor Children home in Lalitpur is fully conducted and collebrate with Nepal Travel Expedition and sister concern organization Nepal wildlife safari. The Volunteering concern programmed delivered by Nepal Travel Expedition and Sherpa Outdoor Foundation aim to mobilize team of exports and interested individuals as an economic measure in providing human capital for education, health, community to share teaching skill various Government school in different part of country and community to delivered humanity skills also in our children home.

 

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