• Trip Code : NTE-MT24
  • Trip Duration : 17 Days
  • Trip Level : Demanding
  • Trip Max Altitude : 3800
  • Trip Start Location : Pokhara
  • Trip End Location : Pokhara
  • Trip Route : Pokhara-Kaghbeni-Jomsom-Lo-Manthang
  • Trip Best Season : March-June & August-November

Trip Highlights

  • Awesome mountain biking experience
  • Cultural and Buddhism heritage
  • Access to what used to be a restricted area
  • Untouched lifestyle – no modernization
  • Amazing topography and cultural shock
  • Enriched by Tibetan culture
  • Top bucket list biking destination
  • Epic ride and epic flights in between two 800+ meter peaks
  • Meeting local people with a traditional greeting
  • Prayers flags and clockwise rounding of Monasteries
  • Eternal flame, mixed Buddhist, and Hindu culture
  • Apple garden, apple cider, and apple brandy
  • Himalayan high desert to tropical topography
  • View 3 eight-thousand-meter peaks from one place.
  • Biking through ages old infrastructure and salt trading route to Tibet
  • Hustle and bustle city of Kathmandu with lots of temple and monasteries

Trip Information

This amazing Upper Mustang Mountain Bike tour is one of the most fascinating adventure cycling tours in the hidden Kingdom of Lo (Upper Mustang). It is one of the physical and cultural mountain biking tours in the Upper Mustang region, which is quite tough to drive on a Jeep road due to its high altitude and village trails. This awe-inspiring adventure offers us to explore the ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang with its amazing to know history. It is really amazing to get chances to discovers this unique place of ancient Buddhist and Tibetan culture and traditions along with old gompas and monasteries with incredible century old art hanging on the walls.

Adventurous and athletic travelers love to do this amazing Pokhara to the Lo- Manthang Upper Mustang mountain biking tour at their own pace and take full enjoyment with the majestic Himalayan vistas. Upper Mustang is a wonderful place where we can enjoy mountain biking on various exciting trails. The Pokhara to Lo-Manthang Upper Mustang mountain biking is one of the best choices to ride in the beautiful ecological zones of Nepal, where we get an opportunity to encounter with different ethnic groups and their unique culture and traditions. The Upper Mustang is a famous place for its barren landscapes with snowing Himalayans peak filling in the background.

Pokhara to Lo-Manthang Upper Mustang mountain biking tour begins with a picturesque flight to Pokhara from the Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal and to Jomsom from Pokhara, the beginning points of mountain biking. By following the beautiful Kaligandaki Valley with flat and rocky way onwards to Kagbeni and then upwards to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrim site for both Hindu and Buddhist. After exploration of the holy temple then you can continue trail forwards to the forbidden land of Upper Mustang.
 


Short Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
  • Day 2 - Permits Procedure and afternoon flight to Pokhara.
  • Day 3 - Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2710m), 20 minutes and a biking trip to Kagbeni (2800m).
  • Day 4 - Biking Trip from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3800m). 
  • Day 5 - Biking Trip from Muktinath to Chele (3050m), Distance: 18Km.
  • Day 6 - Biking Trip from Chele to Syangboche (3800m), Distance: 20km.
  • Day 7 - Biking Trip from Syangboche to Tsarang (3560m), Distance: 22 km.
  • Day 8 - Biking Trip from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3800m), Distance: 20Km.
  • Day 9 - In and Around Lo-Manthang (3800m).
  • Day 10 - Biking Trip from Lo-Manthang to Ghami (3510m) via Ghar Gompa.
  • Day 11 - Biking Trip from Ghami to Samar (3620m), Distance: 32Km
  • Day 12 - Biking Trip from Samar to Marpha (2670m), Distance: 30km
  • Day 13 - Biking Trip from Marpha to Tatopani (1190m), Distance: 45Km
  • Day 14 - Biking Trip from Tatopani to Beni (1000m), Distance: 18Km, then Drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 15 - Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu for 25 minutes.
  • Day 16 - Kathmandu rests day and enjoys farewell dinner.
  • Day 17 - Final Departure from Kathmandu.
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
    • Our representative will welcome you to the amazing city, Kathmandu.
    •  Greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
    • Stroll around the vibrant streets of Thamel.
    • Enjoy a welcome dinner with our team.
    • Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. 
  2. Day 2 Permits Procedure and afternoon flight to Pokhara.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Take permits for traveling in the restricted areas of the Himalayas.
    • Take the afternoon flight to Pokhara.
    • Enjoy flying over the villages, the lush hills, and the mountains that make up for a breath-taking view.
    • Arrive at Pokhara, we will transfer you to the hotel.
    • Enjoy the evening strolling and doing recreational activities in the Lakeside area.
    • Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
  3. Day 3 Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2710m), 20 minutes and a biking trip to Kagbeni (2800m).
    • Early morning breakfast.
    • Drive to the airport and take the first flight to Jomsom (20minutes).
    • Flying through the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki, the Pokhara-Jomsom flight marks the sweet beginning of the adventurous trek.
    • Assemble our mountain bikes in Jomsom.
    • Begin our adventurous journey, biking to Kagbeni.
    • Riding in the Kali Gandaki Gorge, we follow the jeep trail to reach Kagbeni.
    • Visit the red painted Gumba which is about 1000 years old and explores other areas as well.
    • Stay overnight in the lodge.
  4. Day 4 Biking Trip from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3800m). 
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Early morning enjoys with the breathtaking views of the sunrise and golden glow on the white snowy peak.
    • Enjoying and taking some good pictures.
    • Start biking uphill to Muktinath on jeep track.
    • Have lunch in Jharkot where we can explore different monasteries and local people along with their culture.
    • We continue ascending uphill till we reach the holy temple of Muktinath.
    • Stay overnight in the lodge.
  5. Day 5 Biking Trip from Muktinath to Chele (3050m), Distance: 18Km.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Visit the Muktinath temple for the morning puja.
    • Continue riding to the mysterious land of Upper Mustang.
    • Ascend uphill to Gyu La Pass (4077m) and then descend to Chhusang.
    • Ride through the bumpy roads near the banks of Kali Gandaki River and cross a bridge.
    • Continue to ride uphill to reach Chele, a small village.
    • Enjoy with the spectacular view of Mt. Nilgiri (7061m) and Kaligandaki gorge from a different angle.
    • Explore some old buildings and monasteries.
    • Stay overnight in a lodge.
  6. Day 6 Biking Trip from Chele to Syangboche (3800m), Distance: 20km.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue ride and move towards the north with the magnificent views of the Himalayas.
    •  Enjoy with an amazing view of the places and the landscape as we move uphill.
    • Explore four passes in between Chele and Syangboche—Taklam La (3624m), Dajori La (3735m), Bhena La (3860m), and Yamdo La (3860m).
    • Stop in Samarand rest some time and again continue to ride towards Syangboche.
    • Meet local people and get to know about their lifestyle and culture.
    • Witness ponies and donkeys along the way.
    • Stay overnight in Lodge.
  7. Day 7 Biking Trip from Syangboche to Tsarang (3560m), Distance: 22 km.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue ride, make a short climb to reach Syangboche La Pass (3850m).
    • Get an amazing view of Nilgiri (7061m) and the Annapurna massif from the Syangboche La Pass.
    • We will then ride on the plain trail then descend to Gilling then ascend through some gorgeous villages.
    • Cross Nya La Pass (4025m), and descend to Ghami via Ghami La Pass (3765m) to enjoy the Tibetan food.
    • Cross Mani walls, an old monastery, and then the village of Drakmar, and finally arrive in Tsarang.
    • Stay overnight in Lodge. 
  8. Day 8 Biking Trip from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3800m), Distance: 20Km.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Today, we will finally reach our destination of Lo-Manthang, the mysterious enclosed city of rich Buddhist heritage and also the walled capital of the former 'Kingdom of Lo'.
    • Continue relatively easy ride and cross Lo La Pass (3950m).
    • Experience amazing and breathtaking 360-degree view of the mountains.
    • Ride on the open jeep ways and some trekking lines.
    • Finally reach Lo-Manthang after about half an hour.
    • Stay overnight in Lodge. 
  9. Day 9 In and Around Lo-Manthang (3800m).
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Get the opportunity to explore the captivating Lo-Manthang with its centuries-old Gumba, the Royal Fortress, inhabited caves, museum, and antique Buddhist ways of life.
    • Take colorful amazing pictures of deserts with the mountains on the backdrop.
    • Discover the heirs of the former King and Queen of Lo and learn about the folklore of the region.
    •  Stay overnight in Lodge. 
  10. Day 10 Biking Trip from Lo-Manthang to Ghami (3510m) via Ghar Gompa.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Enjoy bid farewell to this amazing place and head back on some new single-track routes.
    • Cross three passes La (3950m), Chogo La (4280m), and Mui La (4170m).
    • Cross Ghami, and arrive in Ghar Gompa, an ancient monastery and the most sacred one for Lo Nying Sect of Buddhism.
    • Discovered scriptures of Padmasambhava in Ghar Gompa.
    • Continue to ride down to Dhakmar and finally to Ghami.
    • Stay overnight in Lodge. 
  11. Day 11 Biking Trip from Ghami to Samar (3620m), Distance: 32Km
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Retrace the route from Ghami to Samar.
    • Cross five passes and several small streams on the way to Samar.
    •  Continue to ride and pass many small villages, monasteries, and barley fields, and arrive in Syangboche.
    • Finally, reach to Chungsi Cave as we ride alongside Syangboche Khola.
    • Cross Jhuwa Khola and Samarkyuno Khola to finally reach Samar.
    • Stay overnight in Lodge. 
  12. Day 12 Biking Trip from Samar to Marpha (2670m), Distance: 30km
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue ride early in the morning with small ascend to Dajori La Pass (3735m) and then ride downhill to Chele.
    • We will ride along the banks of Kali Gandaki River to Kagbeni and have lunch in either Chhusang or Kagbeni.
    •  After lunch, we ride back along the Kali Gandaki Valley to our initial point in Jomsom.
    • Then we’ll ride through beautiful apple orchards to the lovely village of Marpha.
    • Explore the Marpha village which is famous for its Apple brandy or other by-products.
    • Stay overnight in Lodge. 
  13. Day 13 Biking Trip from Marpha to Tatopani (1190m), Distance: 45Km
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Explore some of Marpha, the monasteries, the cheese factory, and the traditional whitewashed houses.
    • Ride toward a more subtropical region along the Kali Gandaki River.
    • Descend all the way with amazing green landscape and the peaks of snow-capped mountains that accompany us throughout the trek.
    • Ride towards Tatopani where you can relax in the natural hot spring to release your body strains and skin ailments.
    • Stay overnight in Lodge. 
  14. Day 14 Biking Trip from Tatopani to Beni (1000m), Distance: 18Km, then Drive to Pokhara.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue ride along the river banks on a jeep track to Beni Bazaar.
    • It's now time to say goodbye to your riding partner—the bike.
    • Drive back to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel.
    • Stroll and shop around the amazing lakeside and also enjoy the nightlife here.
    • Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara. 
  15. Day 15 Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu for 25 minutes.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Drive to Pokhara airport and take the flight back to Kathmandu.
    • During the 25 minutes flight offers you picturesque views of Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, and Langtang Himal.
    • Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
    • Rest and stroll in the local markets of Kathmandu.
    • Enjoy farewell dinner with our team.
    • Overnight at a 3-star hotel.
  16. Day 16 Kathmandu rests day and enjoys farewell dinner.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Half day visit major world heritage sites of Kathmandu such as; Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Syambhunath, and Boudhanath stupa.
    • Can do shopping in Thamel Bazaar.
    • Enjoy farewell dinner celebrating the completion of the birdwatching tour with our team.
    • Overnight at the same hotel. 
  17. Day 17 Final Departure from Kathmandu.
    • Morning breakfast and hotel.
    • Our representative will drop you at the airport 3 hours before the flight time.
    • We hope to see you again.
    • Wish you a safe flight.

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 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 other trek documentation.
  • Pokhara Jomsom Pokhara airfare with airport tax
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara 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 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
  • Tips and items of personal nature expenses like postage, laundry etc
     

Trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek

  • A mountain bike and spare parts and maintenance tools, including two inner tubes, one outer tube, a chain puncher, an inflator, a socket head wrench, two brake cables, four brake rubbers, a chain corrector, pinchers, glue, etc.
  • Helmets prevent serious injury during a cycle tour. It is not a decoration but the last protection to your head during an accident. You must be very careful during your choice of the helmet.
  • A knapsack, bicycle saddlebag.
  • Compass, elevation watch, torch, ten spare batteries.
  • A long string of firecrackers. Cut the firecrackers into two to four shorter strings and put one at hand so that you can use it to scare away wild animals attacking you. In addition, you need a box of match, instead of lighter. A lighter might not work at a high altitude due to lack of Oxygen. In fact, firecrackers are the best weapon to cope with attacking from wild animals. A gun or knife in hand might be helpless, at night in particular.
  • 500ml of alcohol used for sterilization in case of being injured. 
  • 500ml gasoline in case you are attacked by wild animals at night; you can light the gasoline to scare them away. 
  • A long stick used for self-defense. It is more useful than a knife.
  • High altitude tent, warm sleeping bag, self-inflating mattress, moisture-proof pad.
  • Padded jackets, down clothes, water-proof coat, pants and shoes, hat, sunglasses, lipstick.
  • Alcohol stove or gas stove and bottled alcohol or gas for cooking food or boiling water. If you drink cold water and eat cold food all the way, I am afraid it will influence your health.
  • Two ropes, a pair of scissors and a knife.

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 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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-Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara

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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