• Trip Code : NTE-TF18
  • Trip Duration : 18 Days
  • Trip Level : Demanding
  • Trip Max Altitude : 3660
  • Trip Start Location : Pokhara
  • Trip End Location : Pokhara
  • Trip Route : Pokhara-Jomsom-Lomanthang
  • Trip Best Season : March-April & August-November

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
  • Tiji Festival Experience
  • Incredible Tibetan Buddhist Culture, Monastery, Chhortens and Mani Walls.
  • Views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche.
  • Magnificent views of Upper Mustang
  • High Pass Trek- Marang La (4300m), Ghami La (3520m), Nyi La (3840m)

Trip Information

The Tiji Festival is one of the very important spiritual festival celebrated in Lo Manthang, the walled city of Upper Mustang region. Also known as the “The chasing of the Demons”, the Tiji festival is where people unusually celebrate three days of rituals which represents the myth of Tiji. This famous festival tells a story of Dorje Jono deity, he battled with the demons father and save the Kingdom of Mustang. Observing this unique festival will provide you a long-lasting experience in the Upper Mustang region. This region itself is known as a fascinating hidden paradise within the Mustang region. It is one of the wonderful trekking destinations that provide you chances to explore the mystical valley of Mustang. Trekking through the desert landscapes and encounter with the traditional Nepali settlements and their interesting culture is another unforgettable experience that this trek offers us. Besides the landscape the Upper Mustang region is filled with some of the most fascinating Tibetan culture and buildings. The chortens, prayer walls and Buddhist shrines are all waiting upon your visit!
Exploring the stone walled city of Lo-Manthang, an exciting and charming place in Nepal with the Dhaulagiri Massif accompanied by Himalayan ranges is truly awe-inspiring. Besides this interacting with Tibetan like people not only make this trip exciting, but also cultural. Trekking through the unspoiled and isolated places and get involved with the native people and their living pattern and traditional cultural practices along with their ancient religion of Bon-Po which is older than Buddhism is really amazing. 
During the Upper Mustang trek you will also be rewarded with the beautiful barren landscape views, ancient monasteries, amazing caves, small villages, friendly people and breathtaking sceneries and many more. The Forbidden ancient Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang also known as ‘Mini Tibet of Nepal’. 


Short Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 11 May 2020: Arrival day at Kathmandu 1300 m.
  • Day 2 - 12 May 2020: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • Day 3 - 13 May 2020: Drive to Pokhara/800m (2624ft).
  • Day 4 - 14 May 2020: Pokhara – Jomsom/2720m – Kagbeni/2810m.
  • Day 5 - 15 May 2020: Kagbeni –Chile (10004ft. 3050m).
  • Day 6 - 16 May 29020: Chele – Giling (11709ft. 3570m).
  • Day 7 - 17 May 2020: Giling - Charang (11677ft. 3560m).
  • Day 8 - 18 May 2020: Charang – Lo-Manthang (12,238ft. 3,730m).
  • Day 9 - 19 May 2020: Observe Tiji Festival at Lo-Manthang.
  • Day 10 - 20 May 2020: Observe Tiji Festival at Lo-Manthang.
  • Day 11 - 21 May 2020: Hike and explore surrounding, Visit the villages, monasteries and the King’s palace.
  • Day 12 - 22 May 2020: Lo-Manthang - Ghami (3,460m/11,352ft).
  • Day 13 - 23 May 2020: Ghami – Samar (12004ft. 3660m).
  • Day 14 - 24 May 2020: Samar - Kagbeni (9216ft. 2810m) - Jomsom.
  • Day 15 - 25 May 2020: Fly Jomsom – Pokhara.
  • Day 16 - 26 May 2020: Drive Pokhara – Kathmandu.
  • Day 17 - 27 May 2020: Kathmandu rest day.
  • Day 18 - 27 May 2020: Final Departure.
  1. Day 1 11 May 2020: Arrival day at Kathmandu 1300 m.
    • As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu.
    • Our representative welcomes you and drops to the hotel
    • Rest and relax.
    • Enjoy welcome dinner.
    • Overnight at the hotel.
  2. Day 2 12 May 2020: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
    • Early morning breakfast.
    • You can visit the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley with our guide.
    • Explore Pashupatinath Temple, Syambhunath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square.
    • Prepare for the next day trek.
    • Overnight at hotel.
  3. Day 3 13 May 2020: Drive to Pokhara/800m (2624ft).
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Drive 200km to Pokhara and it takes about around 7 hours from Kathmandu.
    • Enjoy exciting and romantic drive.
    • Enjoy the beautiful scenic view of terraced rice field, eye-catching landscape, Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers and spectacular panoramic view of Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Ganesh Himal, and most of Annapurna Himalayan range.
    •  Overnight at Pokhara. 
  4. Day 4 14 May 2020: Pokhara – Jomsom/2720m – Kagbeni/2810m.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Take a flight to Jomson.
    • Make a short preparation, and begins to trek along the bank of Kaligandaki River.
    • Explore the little pretty village of Kagbeni which is North of Jomsom.
    • We need to walk around three to four hours.
    • Overnight at Kagbeni.
  5. Day 5 15 May 2020: Kagbeni –Chile (10004ft. 3050m).
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Take a promission in the Police Check Post at the north end of Kagbeni Village and enter into the Upper Mustang area.
    • Continue trail through the east bank of the Kali Gandaki and climbs over many ridges as it heads north.
    • Explore the Gompa Kang & some caves on the west bank of the river.
    • Follow the village of Tangbe, situated alongside the east bank of the river at an elevation of 2930m.
    • Enjoy the views of Nilgiri Peak, and southern skyline at Kagbeni.
    • Explore the Chhuksang village and Tangbe by following the Arshang Khola and the Kaligandaki.
    • Continue trek to the north and climb.
    • Leaves the Kaligandaki Valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to and Chele at 3030m.
    • Overnight at Chaile.
  6. Day 6 16 May 29020: Chele – Giling (11709ft. 3570m).
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue to climb up a steep spur to a cairn at 3130m.
    • Enjoy the view of the village of Gyagar across a huge canyon.
    • You will see some Chortens on a ridge, then descends further on a pleasant trail to Samar (3290m).
    • You can enjoy witnessing the Annapurna Himal, which is dominated by Nilgiri,.
    • Climbs gently from Shyangmochen to a pass at 3770m & enters another huge east-west valley.
    • Continue trek and descend to Geling with its extensive fields of barley at 3600m.
    • Overnight at Giling.
  7. Day 7 17 May 2020: Giling - Charang (11677ft. 3560m).
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue trek by climbing gently through passing below the settlement of Tama Gung and a Chorten.
    • Continue trek climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La pass at 3950m, the highest point.
    • Enjoy the beautiful view of the Valley below.
    • Continue the descent trek and pass the Nyi La and the Tangmar Chu.
    • During the trek enjoy with the longest and most spectacular stretch of Mani wall.
    • The further Climb over another pass at 3600m, you need to trek in a long gentle descent route and reached to Charang at 3520m.
    • Overnight at Charang.
  8. Day 8 18 May 2020: Charang – Lo-Manthang (12,238ft. 3,730m).
    • Early morning breakfast and continues trek towards Lo- Manthang.
    • Trek descend about 100m from Charang by following the Charang Chu.
    • Trek through the steep climb up, a rocky way and pass the Tholung valley.
    • Climb gently as the valley climbs to a largely isolated chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo.Manthang
    • Continue climb and cross a stream, and enjoy witnessing desert-like a landscape painted in every hue of gray and yellow.
    • Climb up onto the plateau of Lo Manthang.
    • Explore several monstrous Tibetan Mastiffs.
    • Hear barking angrily at the second story of the palace.
    • Enjoy the festival in the afternoon.
    • Overnight at Lo-Manthang.
  9. Day 9 19 May 2020: Observe Tiji Festival at Lo-Manthang.
    • Early morning breakfast.
    • Observe the Tiji Festival and enjoy.
    • Learn unique things about the culture.
    •  Stay overnight at Lo-Manthang.
  10. Day 10 20 May 2020: Observe Tiji Festival at Lo-Manthang.
    • Early morning breakfast.
    • Observe the Tiji Festival and enjoy.
    • Learn unique things about the culture.
    •  Stay overnight at Lo-Manthang.
  11. Day 11 21 May 2020: Hike and explore surrounding, Visit the villages, monasteries and the King’s palace.
    • Morning breakfast and continue trekking.
    • Hike up to Lo-Manthang and enjoy the sour rounding.
    • Explore the village and talk with the people around there.
    • Discovers the ancient monasteries.
    • Visit the famous forbidden King Palace.
    • Overnight at Lo-Manthang.
  12. Day 12 22 May 2020: Lo-Manthang - Ghami (3,460m/11,352ft).
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Explore the villages and continue trek to Charang.
    • Continue trek and pass the Lo Gekar and climbs steadily and pass market with the magnificent views of the last glimpse of Lo Manthang.
    • Descend down to the valley and cross the bridge at 4070m and traverse across the heads of two more valleys to an indistinct pass.
    • Cross the pass to some meadows and a stream.
    • The further trail will be a long rocky descent down a ravine to a grassy valley where Lo Gekar is situated.
    • Lo Gekar (which means" pure of the virtue of Lo") is also known as Ghar Gompa."House Temple".
    • Explore the structure of the building.
    • Discovers the small village nearby a Marang and below that Charang.
    • Climb to a ridge and explore pass 200m above Lo Gekar.
    • Descends alongside the stone walls and fields of the extensive village, and reach to Ghami at 3440m.
    • Overnight at Ghami.
  13. Day 13 23 May 2020: Ghami – Samar (12004ft. 3660m).
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue trek by following the direct route to the Nyi La.
    • Climb to a cairn on a ridge and then contouring upwards to meet the trail from Charaing.
    • Continue to the pass and descend steeply into the Geling valley.
    • Follow the trail by passing Geling to an isolated tea house.
    • Descends gently to the three houses of Tama Gung.
    • A steep set of switchbacks leads to a stream, then the trail climbs to a huge painted Chorte.
    • The trail rejoins the Gelling near the ride, just below a Chorten and the remainder of the day is on already traveled trails back to Samar.
    • Overnight at Samar.
  14. Day 14 24 May 2020: Samar - Kagbeni (9216ft. 2810m) - Jomsom.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue trek upward back to the Kaligandaki and downstream to Kagbeni.
    • As you reach to Kagbeni, take a Jeep ride to Jomsom.
    • Enjoy scenic surroundings during our trail.
    • Overnight at Jomsom.
  15. Day 15 25 May 2020: Fly Jomsom – Pokhara.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Take an air flight to Pokhara from Jomsom.
    • As you reach paradise city Pokhara, rest and relax for few times.
    • Stroll around Fewa Lake and around the city.
    • Enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake.
    • Visit Mahendra cave, David's fall, and many more.
    • Enjoy magnificent views of the Himalayas; Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli, Annapurna, Everest and many more.
    • Stay overnight in the hotel.
  16. Day 16 26 May 2020: Drive Pokhara – Kathmandu.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • View impressive mountain view with the golden glow of the sun.
    • Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
    • Transfer to hotel by your guide.
    • Rest and relax in the hotel.
    • Overnight at hotel.
  17. Day 17 27 May 2020: Kathmandu rest day.
    • Early morning breakfast.
    • You can visit the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.
    • You can do some souvenir shopping in the vibrant Thamel if you want.
    • Enjoy farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
    • Overnight at hotel.
  18. Day 18 27 May 2020: Final Departure.
    • Hotel breakfast and check out
    • Our Official Representative Transfer to International Airport to back your home land  Teshi Delek.

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure airport transfer
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on Twin share with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program
  • Full day guided cultural tour in Kathmandu city
  • Teahouse / lodge accommodation while on trek on twin share
  • Full board meals while on upper Mustang Tiji festival trekking.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee
  • Upper Mustang special trekking permit for the Tiji festival trek
  • Annapurna conservation entry trek permit and Time card.
  • Pokhara Jomsom Pokhara airfare with airport tax
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara drive
  • Complementary trek duffle bag and T- shirt to every trekkers on Tiji festival trip.
  • 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 Mustang 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
  • Entrance fee while in sight seeing at kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips and items of personal nature expenses like postage, laundry etc

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. What is the weight limit for Remote flight?

    For Lukla, Jomsom, Dunai, Jufal, Teiplajung flights you are given only 15kgs as weight limit, which is equal to 33 Pounds, this includes both your duffel bag and day pack. So please pack and prepare wisely. If you exceed your limit additional cost of USD 2 to USD 5 Per Kgs would be applicable in the airport and this amount should be paid at the airport in airlines counter itself.

  7. Can I charge my digital camera, mobile or other equipment on my trip?

    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. 

  8. 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.

  9. Do you guys have a PAC portable altitude chamber?

    Yes, we do have PAC but it is not necessarily required for the trek, which is around 5,000 m level. If someone requires oxygen cylinder then it can be hired from the guesthouses as we use the guesthouse that has facilities of oxygen cylinder. If one needs PAC we will surely provide one if required and extra charge would be applicable for it. Please note: Using oxygen in the mountain can be very expensive so please make sure you are covered with good travel insurance policies so that you can claim your emergency medical expenses.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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).

  15. 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.

     

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

     

  18. 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. 

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

     

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

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 Pokhara-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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