- Trip Code : NTE-TPC38
- Trip Duration : 19 Days
- Trip Level : Strenuous
- Trip Max Altitude : 5663
- Trip Start Location : Kathmandu
- Trip End Location : Kathmandu
- Trip Route : Pokhara-Deurali-Machha Puchere Base Camp-Tharpu Base Camp
- Trip Best Season : March-April & August-November
- Tent Peak Climbing Adventure.
- Spectacular Sunrise and Himalayan Panorama from Poonhill.
- Beautiful Trekking Experience in The Popular Annapurna Region.
- The amazing feeling of Reaching the Annapurna Base Camp.
- Close Up Encounters with the Mountain Peaks.
- Pokhara Sightseeing.
- Cultural Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu.
If you are wondering to have a thrilling experience of climbing and trekking, Tent Peak climbing is one of the best destinations to travel and make endless memories. The Tent peak climbing with 5663 meters height, also known as Tharpu Chilu peak climbing, provides superb views of unparalleled Annapurna Sanctuary from the summit of Tent Peak and other magnificent Himalayas such as; Hiunchuli, and Singuchuli. The Tent Peak climbing is a worthy challenge to experience for the enthusiastic trekkers in the Annapurna Sanctuary region of Nepal. Tent Peak is one of the famous and alluring climbing peaks in the Annapurna Sanctuary region of Nepal. Both experienced trekkers and novice climbers can easily conquer the climbing. The Tent Peak Climbing provides you exhilarating climbing experience to stand on the summit of the wonderful mountain at 5663 meters. This amazing Peak climbing lets you visit the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, the perfect location to view sensational mountain vistas and an excellent photo spot. During our trek of the Tent Peak, the landscapes are equally charming along with the pleasant scenery of the Rhododendron forests, Terraced lands, most beautiful Himalayas summits, Rice fields, Waterfalls, Face climbing, combining glacier travel, tiptoeing on the knife ridges, a breathtaking circle of hanging glaciers, and moraines including the Annapurna Base Camp.
The Tent Peak Climbing is a physically demanding expedition as it needs a medically trained and experienced group leader to lead your trip, and safety back up like a medical box, rope, and Oxygen to cope with future problems that may arise. You will be guided by experienced and qualified staff before climbing, who helps you to for your safety and accomplish a successful summit. This amazing Tent Peak climbing begins from Kathmandu to Pokhara with scenic aerial views of Green and white mountains. From Naya Pul we begin our official trek onwards the Tent Peak.
- Day 1 - Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft).
- Day 2 - Kathmandu: sightseeing and preparation.
- Day 3 - Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft).
- Day 4 - Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 5-6 hours trek.
- Day 5 - Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours.
- Day 6 - Chhomrong to Dobhan (2,600m/8,530ft): 5-6 hours.
- Day 7 - Dobhan to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft): 1 hour 30 mins.
- Day 8 - Deurali to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 3-4 hours.
- Day 9 - Acclimatization and preparation.
- Day 10 - Machhapuchre Base Camp to Cave Camp (4,250m/13,943ft): 5-6 hours.
- Day 11 - Cave Camp to High Camp (5,200m/17,056 ft): 4-5 hours.
- Day 12 - Summit Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli), return to high camp: 9-10 hours.
- Day 13 - Tent Peak High Camp to Machapuchhre Base Camp: 4-5 hours.
- Day 14 - Machapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6-7 hours.
- Day 15 - Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 6-7 hours trek.
- Day 16 - Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul, drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive.
- Day 17 - Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours.
- Day 18 - Kathmandu rest day and enjoys farewell dinner.
- Day 19 - Final departure from Nepal
Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft).
- Arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport.
- Our representative will welcome you and drop you at your hotel.
- Hotel checks out and take a rest and relax.
- Stroll around the Thamel area which is a popular tourist hub.
- Enjoy the welcome dinner held in your honor.
- Overnight in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu: sightseeing and preparation.
- Morning breakfast.
- Visit Kathmandu's major world heritage sites with our guide.
- Explore Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
- Take a short explanation class by our representative about the further trek.
- Be prepared for the next day's trek.
- Stay overnight at the hotel.
Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft).
- Morning breakfast.
- Take a domestic air flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
- Around 30 minute’s scenic flight takes you to the paradise city Pokhara.
- Enjoy the natural beauties of paradise city.
- Visit three famous lakes (Fewa, Rupa, and Begnas lake), the amazing Mahendra Cave, Devi's Falls.
- Enjoy stunning mountain views such as; Annapurna, Machhapuchhre(Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and so on.
- Stay overnight at Pokhara.
Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 5-6 hours trek.
- Morning breakfast.
- Drive for about an hour to reach Naya Pul.
- Begin official trek to Ghandruk.
- On the way to Ghorepani, we will get chances to visit Birethanti, village.
- Continue trail towards Ghandruk with the exciting panoramic views of the mountains.
- Trek through beautiful villages and admire the rural lifestyle of western Nepal.
- Cross the suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola and finally reach the beautiful Ghandruk Village.
- Enjoy a great view of Machapuchhre, Annapurna South, and the Hiunchuli mountains.
- Overnight in Ghandruk.
Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trek with easy trek upwards to Chomrong.
- Passing through the beautiful Rhododendron, Oak, and Sal dense forests by the side of Kimrung Khola.
- Ascend steeply towards Chomrong.
- Enjoy with the view a great Himalayas such as; Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.
- Stay overnight at Chomrong.
Chhomrong to Dobhan (2,600m/8,530ft): 5-6 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Trek towards Dovan, along with the Modi Khola, situated at the altitude of 2630m.
- Descends through thousands of stone staircases beside the Chomrong Khola.
- Climb to Sinuwa, at the altitude of 2340m.
- Cross a suspension Bridge over the Chhomrong Khola.
- Easy walk through Rhododendron orchids and Bamboo forest.
- The further trail through the cool forest will take you to Dovan.
- Overnight at Dovan.
Dobhan to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft): 1 hour 30 mins.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue step trek towards Deurali, situated at the altitude of 2330m.
- Trek through serene jungles with impressive mountain views of Mt. Annapurna.
- The further trail will lead you to the Deurali.
- Stay overnight at Deurali.
Deurali to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 3-4 hours.
- Morning breakfast,
- Continue our trek towards Machhapuchhre, situated at an altitude of 3700m.
- Around a half an hour walk from Deurali, we will find ourselves in the middle of a river bed, which is surrounded by the massive snow-covered mountains.
- Trek towards Machhapuchre Base Camp is quite strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchre are certainly worth it.
- Enjoy looking at Mt. Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and, the Fishtail or Machhapuchhare itself.
- Overnight in Machhapuchre Base Camp.
Acclimatization and preparation.
- As morning rises, today is a rest day at Machhapuchhre Base Camp for the next day.
- Take a short briefing class from our representative guide.
- Practice peak climbing techniques and the best ways to utilize the climbing gears such as climbing boot, ice ax, harness, jumar, and using rope up and down.
- Learn about knots and gears from the guide which helps us to boost our ensuring a successful summit of the Tent Peak.
- We can spend the rest of the afternoon going for a short trek nearby and rest.
- Overnight at Machhapurchre Base Camp.
Machhapuchre Base Camp to Cave Camp (4,250m/13,943ft): 5-6 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Begin our trail alongside the Modi Khola.
- Enjoy the magnificent view of South Annapurna Glacier.
- The further straight-ahead trail from the Annapurna glacier leads us to the Cave camp.
- Overnight in Cave Camp.
Cave Camp to High Camp (5,200m/17,056 ft): 4-5 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Ascend on a steep trail to the Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) High Camp, situated at the summit of 5200m.
- Fix rope and use the helmet for safety and climb up.
- Around 2-3 hours, we need to ascend on a 50-60-degree steep path and trek on a glacier of 30 degrees.
- High Camp offers us panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machapuchhre, and many more stunning peaks.
- Reach Cave Camp.
- Stay overnight at Cave Camp.
Summit Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli), return to high camp: 9-10 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Begin our journey to the summit of Tent Peak.
- Around 2 hours we will walk on a rock and snow trail.
- The further trek will be upward on a steep slope of 70 degrees (100m).
- Walk on a flat trail for around 30 minutes and reach the summit of Tent Peak/ Tharpu Chuli.
- Climb on fixed ropes to reach the final summit.
- After conquering Tharpu Chuli, we return by the same route to the high camp.
- Overnight in High Camp
Tent Peak High Camp to Machapuchhre Base Camp: 4-5 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Begin the trek from the high camp of Tent peak and descend to Machapuchhre base camp.
- Continue the same trail that we had used previously.
- Reach Machapuchhre Base Camp and take a rest.
- Enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains.
- Overnight in Machapuchhre Base Camp
Machapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6-7 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue our trek towards Bamboo, situated at an altitude of 2310m.
- Continue our trail from the base camp through descending to the same trail until we reach Bamboo.
- Enjoy the stunning views of waterfalls and pass through the beautiful forests soaking in great views of Machapuchhre and Hiunchuli mountains.
- Overnight in Bamboo.
Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 6-7 hours trek.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trail through passing Bamboo and reach to Jhinu Danda.
- Continue to ascend to Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa on a sharp trail.
- Follow the stone steps until you will reach Lower Chomrong.
- Then we ascend on the thousand stone steps that will take us to Upper Chomrong.
- Descend to Jhinu Danda.
- Enjoy bathing in a natural hot spring.
- Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul, drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive.
- Morning breakfast.
- Today is your last day of the Tent Peak Climbing.
- Around 6 hours, we will make our step toward Nayapul via Birethanti.
- Reach to Nayapul, and Drive by AC tourist bus to Pokhara.
- In the evening, you can explore the paradise city Pokhara.
- Stay overnight at Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
- Around 6 to 7 hours’ drive offers you to witness different ethnic settlements on the way and scenic surroundings during your journey.
- Overnight at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu rest 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.
Final departure from Nepal
- Our Tent Peak Climbing comes to an end this day.
- A representative will help you to find your flight onwards your home.
- Today, you will bid farewell to Nepal with your final departure.
- Arrival and departure airport transfer
- 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on Twin share with breakfast
- Welcome dinner with cultural program
- Full day guided cultural tour in Kathmandu with heritage entrance permit
- Teahouse / lodge accommodation while on trek on twin share
- Full board meals while on Annapurna region trek and Climbing duration
- Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee
- Climbing special trekking permit
- Annapurna conservation entry trek permit and other trek documentation.
- Private transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu drive
- 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
- Trek Sherpa and porters with all their gear, wages and insurance etc.
- A Kathmandu city map and Annapurna region trekking map
- Comprehensive pre departure and trip dossiers for the mustang trek
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/Dinner at Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Monument fees during the city tour Kathmandu & Pokhara
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
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
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
- Wet wipes
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the alternative option if my flight to and from Lukla is delayed or cancelled?
Twin Otter and Dornier is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla, Jomsom & Dolpo This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or technical issues. In such case, Nepal Travels Expedition can help you to charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your trek or international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter and Dornier can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m no helicopters are also operated for the flights. In such case we will reschedule your flight for next day we will give you alternative trek options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Why this trip make different?
Nepal Travel Expedition works closely with One of the main supporter's Charity service in Nepal. And contribute 10% of the tour cost for Orphan Childrens (sherpa Outdoor Foundation) We support them in many different ways.
Donation and Charity!
Nepal Travel Expedition donates 10% of its annual revenue to Sherpa Outdoor Foundation Orphan Children Home Which is Located in Lalitpur one can visit while you are in Nepal after or before the trip. We support Children's for Food, School, Clothes, Medicine also supporting stationery materials to Government School which is located at Lamjung district trying to build a library for them where they could find a different book to read. For this project, we are trying to collect donations.
Sponsorship and Partnership (volunteering programmed)
One of the major activities of Sherpa outdoor Children home in Lalitpur is fully conducted and collaborate with Nepal Travel Expedition and sister concern organization Nepal wildlife safari. The Volunteering concern programmed delivered by Nepal Travel Expedition and Sherpa Outdoor Foundation aims to mobilize a team of experts and interested individuals as an economic measure in providing human capital for education, health, community to share teaching skill various Government school in a different part of the country and community to delivered humanity skills also in our children home.