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Dhaulagiri Round Trek is the challenging and strenuous adventurous Trek in Nepal with the beautiful view of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV& V. Dhaulagiri I is the seventh highest peak in the world at 8167m above the sea level. This round Dhaulagiri trekking follows glaciers and crosses high snowcapped passes, a challenge suited only to fit individuals wishing to go on remote demanding trekking in Nepali done in the lap of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna giants. Dhaulagiri region is a land of dramatic contrast. The main attraction of Dhaulagiri treks is the panoramic Himalayan view of snowcapped mountain like Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhare etc. We will enjoy spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Thorong Peak, Annapurna and Kali Gandaki River with the world deepest gorge during the Dhaulagiri trekking. The trek goes through big challenging mountain passes. This isolated Dhaulagiri circuit trekking offers amazing natural scenery, evergreen forest blossoming with rhododendron combined with native warm hearted people and their heady mixture of unique culture.

 

Round Dhaulagiri trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Beni.  From Beni, we set out trekking on foot. In between, we will be crossing many cultivated fields, forests, and villages where various ethnic groups reside like Gurung, Chettri, and Magar. After few days of Trip, we will reach the Italian Base Camp, from where we can see the exciting views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV and V.We will also take rest for few days for acclimatizing with the altitude. Beautiful forests trail with the closer views of mountains panorama will lead to Upper vungini which is the Italian Basecamp. Passing through an ever-changing landscape, with numerous picturesque villages, we reach Dhaulagiri Base camp. On the way, we can encounter semi-wild yak herds, mountain sheep or the elusive snow leopard, Kali Gandaki River; the world deepest gorge and so forth. The hidden snow valley (after crossing French Pass) gives you a heavenly test of the white world. The villages and the hidden valleys are particularly memorable, with its charming inhabitants. Subsequently, we descend down to Marpha, a popular city of Mustang district, which is situated between majestic mountain of Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchhare

 

Truly it is an overwhelming adventure of the remote west of Dhaulagiri to the main popular Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route and through the world's deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki Valley.  Dhaulagiri round trek is an opportunity to explore the snow-capped Himalayas lying around, rocky hills, stunning landscapes, yak pastures, a thick forest full of birds and animals and much more.  In Dhaulagiri trek trail you can get the opportunity to explore the amazing lifestyles of Gurung and Magar peoples and their culture besides that you can see wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Leopards, Musk deer and different species of birds also. Being Off the beaten track, this trek incorporates the best of what Nepal offers.

 

 

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Pokhara - Beni (850m) 8-9 hours

Day 04: Beni trek to Babiyachaur (990m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours

Day 05: Babiyachaur Trek to Dharapani (1565m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours

Day 06: Dharapani Trek to Muri (1850m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours

Day 07: Muri Trek to Boghara (2080m): Walking distance: 7-8 hours

Day 08: Boghara Trek to Dovan (2540m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours

Day 09: Dovan trek to Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) (3800m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours

Day 10: Italian Base Camp Acclimatization (3800m)

Day 11: Italian Base Camp trek to Glacier Camp (4,250m): Walking distance: 5-6 hours

Day 12: Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp I (4750 m): Walking distance: 4-5 hours

Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col (5100m) - Hidden Valley (5000m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours

Day 14: Hidden Valley camp (5000m)

Day 15: Hidden Valley Trek to Yak Kharka (4400m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours

Day 16: Yak Kharka Trek to Marpha (2665m): Walking distance: 6 hours

Day 17: Marpha Trek to Ghasa (2000m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours

Day 18: Ghasa Trek to Tatopani (1180m): Walking distance: 4-5 hours

Day 19: Tatopani trek to Ghorepani (2775m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours

Day 20: Ghorepani trek to Hille (1495m): Walking distance: 4 hours

Day 21: Hille to Pokhara: Walking distance: 3 hours and about 1-hour drive

Day 22: Pokhara to Kathmandu, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive

Day 23: Final Departure

Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will be present there at airport for your convenience to greet you and transfer to your desired hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program and have short meeting with your trekking guide. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast. 

Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square takes you to the ancient Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle.

Day 3: Kathmandu drive to Pokhara - Beni (850m) 8-9 hours
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short flight, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks and the snow capped Annapurna and Langtang Himalaya range.  Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway. From Pokhara take a drive to Beni with the magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayas. Beni is a bustling town on a plateau above the junction of Kali Gandaki and Myagdi rivers.

Day 4: Beni trek to Babiyachaur (990m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours
We start our Dhaulagiri trekking along the Kali Gandaki River from Beni. Continue along the road past lush green rice fields, multicolored butterflies and huge nightmarish spider webs. Pass by the villages of Mangalghat, Singa and Tatopani. Crossing Tara khet, climb over a small ridge to Babiyachaur.

Day 5: Babiyachaur trek to Dharapani (1565m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours
Today, our trail crosses the terraced hills; Shahashadhara village Dudh khola ratorunga village. Tha river bank at Phedi offers fine picnic spot. Cross the Danyga khola on a big suspension bridge and grind up a series of steep switchbacks.  Dharapani offers good view of Dhaulagiri IV and V and Gurja Himal.

Day 6: Dharapani trek to Muri (1850m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours
The path goes steep up to Muri. From here you have the spectacular views of Mt Dhaulagiri and other mountains very closely.  

Day 7: Muri trek to  Boghara (2080m): Walking distance: 7-8 hours
From Muri the trail is easy and goes down for few hours. After that you'll have some steep climb path to Boghara.

Day 8: Boghara trek to Dovan (2540m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours
The trail descends down to a small ridge then crosses forest to Jyardan. Descend a long, steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan. Over night stay at the guest house. 

Day 9: Dovan trek to  Upper Vungini (Italian Base Camp) (3800m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours
You will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri.  You'll pass through beautiful forests trail and with the closer views of mountains panorama to Upper vungini which is the Italian Base camp.

Day 10: Italian Base Camp Acclimatization (3800m)
The day is a rest day for the further climbs. You will have little bit of hiking around or some sorts of exercises. Since, we are rapidly gaining altitude, keep yourself hydrated and take it easy.  

Day 11: Italian Base Camp trek to Glacier Camp (4,250m): Walking distance: 5-6 hours
Today you'll make use of ropes for the crossing of glaciers in some tricky places. This part is a bit a dangerous trail so be careful and have patience. Set your camp beyond the glacier.  

Day 12: Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base Camp I (4750 m): Walking distance: 4-5 hours
We will have climb to the rough and chilling part of this trek with the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri all the way. Enjoy the magnificent face of Dhaulagiri I on the trail. We reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp at the height of 4650m or 15252ft.

Day 13: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col (5100m) - Hidden Valley (5000m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours
Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and gentler country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col (5300m,) the views of Hidden Valley open out. The broad valley is reminiscent of Tibet and Ladakh and so are the temperatures, at least -20ºC at night.

Day 14: Hidden Valley camp (5000m)
This is another rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring in the hidden valley. A hidden snow valley gives you a heavenly test of white world.

Day 15: Hidden Valley trek to Yak Kharka (4400m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours
After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descend steeply to Yak Kharka. The Dhampus Pass between Tukuche peak and Thapa peak is another heaven in the trip.

Day 16: Yak Kharka trek to Marpha (2665m): Walking distance: 6 hours
From Yak Kharka we descend along the flank of the mountain to once again reach civilization. Marpha is the main inhabitants of the ethnic group of Thakalis favorite amongst the trekkers. It has kept its traditional narrow paved alleys and passageways and an extensive drainage system flows under the flagstone paved street.

Day 17: Marpha trek to Ghasa (2000m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours
The next day trail follows the Kaligandaki River through the narrow gorge, passing through traditional Thakali villages. You can visit to the red-roofed Taglung Gompa, on a hillside beside a huge sacred tree. The village of Ghasa marks a cultural and ecological milestone. We spend our night here in Ghasa.

Day 18: Ghasa trek to Tatopani (1180m): Walking distance: 4-5 hours
A lovely day walks along Kaligandaki riverside, gradually ascending with transition into sub tropical vegetation. Very interesting suspension bridges to be crossed which gives you the exciting sense of trekking. Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs – you can have time for a hot Scrub-up.

Day 19: Tatopani trek to Ghorepani (2775m): Walking distance: 6-7 hours
Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered rhododendron forest with rich bird life. We pass some small villages and walk alongside the Ghaja Khola. It's about 7-8 hours work all the way up to Ghorepani. Ghorepani provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas.

Day 20: Ghorepani trek to Hille (1495m): Walking distance: 4 hours
Early morning trek up to Poonhill, One of the best Himalayan view points in Nepal Poonhill provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. From Poonhill one can enjoy spectacular view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Peak Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Mt Fishtail ( Machhapuchhare 6997m), Tent Peak and many more High Himalayas. Trek down to Ghorepani and after breakfast start downhill trekking to Hille.

Day 21: Hille to Pokhara: Walking distance: 3 hours and about 1 hour drive
We start our journey to pokhara from Hille (1510m) early morning. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls with plunge pools appealing you for a refreshing swim. From Nayapul you'll have car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle to Pokhara city.

Day 22: Pokhara to Kathmandu, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive.
You can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. You can have a very relaxing rest in hotel. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show exchanging greetings among friends and with all Nepalese people.

Day 23: Final Departure
We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your onward destination. 

Special Note:

(The above itinerary can be tailor made as per  clients request, we can make the itinerary more shorter by cutting day 02 city tour, there is early morning 8 am flight to Pokhara which is only 25 minutes flight so we can start the trek in same day, can take a fly back also late afternoon, So people have short time wanted to do this trek also possible, people who have longer time can add the White Water Rafting, Jungle safari tour in Chitwan National park, can spend more time in Pokhara by doing Paragliding, Zeep Flyer and other extra activities so feel free to write us your interest and time and we will make the itinerary to suites your needs).

Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Tented Camp During Trekking,Meals on full board (breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) with hot drinks tea and coffee.
  • All necessary camping gears like two ment tent, dining tent, kitchet tent, toilet tent, all kitchen equipment, mattress
  • An experience English speaking trekking guide,Cook and Porters.
  • All necessary trekking permits
    Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • All ground transportation by Bus/Private Car/Van depends on group size
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic drinks, hot shower
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Passport and Visas:

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.


Get the required visa for Nepal.

You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information


Bring Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.


Money & Credit card Info

We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost.  So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel


Travel Insurance:

Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.


Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal

We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time.  Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here.  For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.


Who can trek?

No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000m altitude, extra care should be taken. One can trek who have strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.


Our Trekking Dates

Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.


Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Nepal

Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list


Buying and Renting Equipment in Kathmandu

It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.  


Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.


How to Book

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
For more info please visit how to book the trip

 

Q. Where is Mount Annapurna located?

Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091m (26,545 ft) Annapurna I, thirteen additional peaks over 7,00m (22,970 ft) and 16 more over 6,000m. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

Q. How to enter Dhaulagiri Round Trek?

Beautiful Pokhara city is the gateway to the Annapurna region. Have a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara or drive of about 4-5 hrs from Kathmandu. We have direct flight of 40 min to Jomsom too. From Nayapul or Dhampus, trek inside Annapurna region. You can also start from Besisahar for Annapurna circuit or round trek. You can also start your journey from Beni, which is about 9-10 hrs drive from Kathmandu.


Q. When is the best time to go to Dhaulagiri Round Trek?

Mainly we have 2 seasons Dhaulagiri Round trekking, the autumn (September, October & November) and spring (March, April & May)season are good when weather is pleasant, The monsoon rains have cleared the sky of dust and the views are often spectacular, clear sky, flowers are in blooming, good trail condition. The winter Dec, Jan and Feb is recommended for this trek as it goes maximum height of 3800m, some time we may expect the foggy weather, The summer (June, July, August is rainy season so visibility can be less and rain will be issue, considering Summer June is ok as in general rain will nearly from last week of June. The benefit to do the trek in off season is there are not many tourists, very easy to find the best rooms in the lodge.


Q. How fit do I have to be?

Trekking to Dhaulagiri Round is considered moderate to fairly strenuous trekking, some previous small hiking and trekking experience is the plus point for the trip however, people have no previous trekking or mountaineering experience also can do the trek easily. People who have good physical condition and able to work 5 to 6 hours daily in rocky trail can do the trek. We tailor made the trip itinerary depends on people fitness level.


Q. Do I really need to use a guide for this trek?

We always recommend to have a guide for any trekking in Nepal Himalaya, there were few trekkers already missed and lost in the some trekking trail, the mountain trail is easily losable and most of the places have no sign for trail junction so people have difficulty which direction to go. A great guide will make your overall experience more memorable and enjoyable.


Q. Is it recommended to get Nepalese visa in advance or at the airport?

Obtaining Nepalese visa at arrival is easier expecting some time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue.
Don’t forget to carry two passport size photographs and to bring cash as ATM is not available at the site.
Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to ask visa for 30 day.
Download Nepalese visa application form and fill it advance to avoid some que.


Q. How difficult is the Dhaulagiri Round Trek?

Dhaulagiri Round Trek is considered moderate to fairly strenuous grade trekking and suitable for everybody. People who have general physical fitness can do the trekking, If have previous hiking and camping experience is more easy to do the trek, you can train yourself  for this trek. As needed to walk 5/6 hours every day so if  you can train yourself  by jogging, running, yoga will be much more easier for you.


Q. How should I prepare for the trek?

The main things in the trek is one should able to walk 5-6 hours every day in rough rocky trail, so every day short walk up to 1 hour,1,2 month before the trek  is best suggestion, jogging, yoga will be also advisable.


Q. Can I trek as solo women, is it safe?

There is never problem trekking with solo women or join in the group, we have operated trek for many single female traversal our guide and porters are honest, trust worthy, reliable and carefully chosen for your trips, you will not face any problem trekking with your guide, you will meet many like minded travelers during the trail.


Q. Can I drink the local water during the trek?

You can use the chlorine tablets and used the same water as locals do. bottled water also  available throughout the trek  but the prices are expensive, you can get a boiled or hot water also in the guest house, wise is get the water purification tablets and use the normal water.


Q. Can I charge my gadgets?

Yes, you can charge batteries along the trek (US$2-3 per hour) most of the  guest houses have electricity facilities. You may want to consider bringing a solar charger which is now widely available.


Q. Can I buy a Sim Card in Nepal and will it work on the trek?

You can buy the Ncell Sim very easily (you need passport photo and passport copy). It worked at most places during the trekking.


Q. Bank and ATM services are available or not?

Yes, you will have facilities like bank and ATM service in Pokhara. There is banks and ATM service available, but it's better to carry cash as it's uncertain to function.


Q. Am I too old to do this trek?

We saw older people on the trail more easily they finish the trek, this trek is suitable for 2 years to 80 years old people, for baby we provide the extra porter to carry and have already organize a trek for many families with their small children’s. People who have passion for mountain can do this trek.


Q. What type of shoes should I buy?

Good comfortable trekking shoes is the most important for the trek, for shorter trek tennis shoes or snickers is ok while longer treks requites the good boots have good ankle support, plenty of tow room for long descents, a bit like timberland, they are a bit heavier, but most importantly you want to get those that wrap the angle, this prevents you from twisting your ankles on uneven grounds. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Proper fit is a must for boots and must be lightly worn before use it for trekking.


Q.What if I get sick while on trek?

It depends on nature of sickness. Normally if you get sick you will descend to lower altitude with help of support staff. But if the case is critical we will arrange emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation. Altitude sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern.  If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! 

These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. We are often asked the above questions and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or just want to have a chat about the trek.

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Trip Facts & Figures:

Duration: 23 Days

Max. Altitude: French Pass (5360m)

Trek Grade: Difficult

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September - November are the best seasons.  Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trip Snippets: 23 days, 4 night’s hotels, 13 nights lodges/Camping ( tented), Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included

Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.

Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara

Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van,Plane.

Activity: City tour, Trekking

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Gear List

Personal necessary

The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.

01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants
05: T-shirts - 3
06. Fleece jacket or pullover or Sweater also recommended
07. 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08. 1 Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket heavy one
09. Thermal Inners.
10. Socks, Cotton 2/3 pairs, Woolen 2/3 pairs
11. 2 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended, Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
14. Underwear (6)
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1

 
Other necessary equipments

1. Sleeping bag rated to (-20 degree Celsius), if traveling in winter sleeping bag liner also recommended
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
7. Toiletries
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.

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