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  • RegionAnnapurna
  • Duration 16 Days
  • ActivityTrekking
  • Start / End PointKathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5416m / 17769ft at Thorung La pass
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Distance Pokhara-Pokhara(110km/68miles)
  • Group SizeMin: 2, Max: 15
  • Transport Private Vehicle & Tourist Bus
  • MealsB|L|D on trek, |B| in Kathmandu
  • AccommmodationHotel/Lodges
  • Best TimeMarch - May & Sept - Dec
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Trip Overview

Embarking on the Annapurna Circuit trek is not just a walk; it’s a classic journey that unfolds the most diverse terrains, painting a vivid panorama that transcends the boundaries of ordinary treks. From the sub-tropical foothills to the snow-covered high pass in the Himalayas and beyond, this trek takes you on an extraordinary adventure over a stunning arid region.

The Annapurna Circuit encapsulates an expansive journey, encircling the majestic Annapurna mountain range and revealing a breathtaking array of landscapes. It’s a visual symphony that begins with picturesque lowland villages, meandering through awe-inspiring high-altitude Himalayan terrain, creating a tapestry of diverse environments that captivates the soul. Amidst this natural diversity, a thriving assortment of wildlife and vegetation coexists, complemented by the rich tapestry of cultures that unfold with every step.

As you traverse the circuit, the allure of villages inhabited by the Gurung, Brahmin, Magar, Manangi, Thakali, and other communities adds a unique charm to the expedition. Houses nestled among terraced fields gradually give way to clusters of meticulously crafted stone dwellings connected by narrow pathways, offering a captivating glimpse into the varied cultures that have shaped this region.

Commencing from Besishahar in Lamjung, the trek follows the course of the Marshyangdi River, meandering through diverse landscapes and ascending toward the mountainous terrain of Manang. The journey culminates at the formidable Thorung La pass, standing tall at an altitude of 5,416 meters. This pivotal point offers breathtaking panoramic views, a culmination of the challenges overcome and the natural wonders witnessed.

Descending from the pass, the trek continues to the revered Muktinath, tracing the Kaligandaki River from Kagbeni and passing through the awe-inspiring Kaligandaki Gorge. Nestled between the colossal Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, this gorge stands as a testament to nature’s grandeur, a breathtaking spectacle that echoes the journey’s profound magnitude.

The trekking concludes at Ulleri, where a drive to Pokhara awaits, marking the end of an unforgettable journey through diverse landscapes and culturally rich tapestries. The Annapurna Circuit trek is not just a walk; it’s a transformative odyssey that leaves an indelible mark on the heart, a testament to the extraordinary beauty and cultural richness of the Himalayan region.

Trip Highlights
  • One of the highest in Nepal, the exhilarating Thorung La pass, at 5,416 metres (17,769 feet).
  • The mystique surrounding Muktinath, a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists in the Himalayas.
  • Hike to Gangapurna's glacial lake, which is close to Manang.
  • Cultural diversity may be found in abundance in the highland communities of Ngawal, Manang, Khangsar, Marpha, and other places with mid-hilly terrain like Ghorepani.
  • An excursion to the top sights in Pokhara, a lovely lake city, and the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the old Kathmandu Valley.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1400m / 4593ft)

On your arrival, you’ll be greeted by our Airport Representative. They’ll transfer you to your accommodation and brief you about the journey ahead.

Day 2Drive Kathmandu to Jagat (760m / 2493ft), 6 to 7 hours

Early in the morning, we go in a private vehicle to Besisahar. As you travel, you will be able to take in many lovely landscapes, and when you arrive in Besisahar, you will be taken to your lodging. In the evening, you can stroll through the village.

Day 3Trek Jagat to Dharapani (2650m / 8694ft), 5 to 6 hours

After a sumptuous breakfast, we travel to Chame, a picturesque entryway to Manang. As the unusual landscapes begin to unfold before your eyes, you’ll continue to feel eager for the voyage ahead.

Day 4 Trek Dharapani to Chame (2810m / 11614ft), 4 to 5 hours

You’ll arrive at Manang, another stunning location, today. Manang is a really lovely place with a distinctive desert-like terrain. Because every place after Manang will be a little different than you would have expected, you’ll feel more enthusiastic as you travel.

Day 5Trek Chame to Pisang (3300m / 10827ft), 5 to 6 hours

Following a delightful breakfast, we continue to Pisang. We travel through little curves and waterfalls watching outstanding mountain sceneries before spending the night in Pisang.

Day 6Trek Pisang to Manang (3660m / 12008ft), 5 to 7 hours

Following belly full of local breakfast, we head towards Manang. You will encounter many enthusiastic locals along the way welcoming you with smiling faces. You’ll also get to experience the authentic way of life of the villagers. Spend the night at Manang.

Day 7Acclimatization day in Manang 3540m / 11614ft

As a standard procedure, we’ll be taking a rest day and acclimatize our body with the altitude. Go for a quick trek to one of the nearby sites to take in the mountain scenery. Take a stroll around the streets of Manang in the evening. Spend the night in Manang.

Day 08Trek Manang to Yak kharka (4200m / 13780ft), 4 hours

After breakfast this morning, we’ll make our way to Yak Kharka. You can sample some delicious yak cheese and churpi here. Churpis can be eaten for many months, so you can also take some home. The next day, we’ll hike to Thorung High Camp after spending the night at Yak Kharka.

Day 9Trek Yak kharka to Thorung High Camp (4925m / 16158ft), 4 to 5 hours

You’ll hike to Thorung High Camp today. We’ll set off early because it will be a long hike. You’ll be able to witness a lot of breathtaking mountain views and other unusual environments while you travel.

Day 10 Trek to Muktinath (3760m / 12336ft) via Thorung La pass (5416m / 17769ft), 6 to 7 hours

Our overnight stop will be Muktinath today as we journey to a well-known mustang region. We cross the highest altitude of this trek Thorong La Pass at (5,416m). We will set out very early and proceed slowly because today’s walk will be very long and difficult. Muktinath village will be our home for the evening.

Day 11Drive Muktinath to Tatopani (1190m / 3904ft), 7 to 8 hours

Today, we drive towards Tatopani to explore a different and exciting route to Poonhill. Poonhill is currently one of the top touristic hotspots of Nepal, popular for its extraordinary mountain views. Tatopani will be our base for the night.

Day 12Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani (2880m / 9449ft), 7 to 8 hours

Today, after breakfast, we travel to Ghorepani, one of the area’s well-known tourist spots and a Magar village. Magars are the indigenous people of Ghorepani. As we go to Ghorepani, where we will spend the night, you can take in numerous spectacular mountain views.

Day 13Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3193m / 10476ft) and back to Ghorepani ~2 hours, trek down to Ulleri, ~1.5 hours; Drive Ulleri to Pokhara (827m / 2713ft), ~3 hours

Early in the morning, in an effort to see the stunning sunrise, we travel to Poonhill. Located at 3,193 meters of altitude from the sea level you can take in the views of many phenomenal snowcapped mountains such as Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Nilgiri, and Tukuche, and the Annapurna range, which includes Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna I (8,091m) and Annapurna South (7,219m) from the poonhill viewpoint. We arrive to Ulleri and drive back to Pokhara to enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

Day 14Drive to Kathmandu (1400m / 4593ft), 6 to 7 hours

Today, we take the same route back to Kathmandu. After being escorted to a charming hotel, you can spend the evening shopping for trinkets. This wonderful journey comes to an end today, and tomorrow you’ll be returning to your home.

Day 15Final Departure

Finally, the journey comes to a conclusion. Three hours before your trip, we’ll drop you off at the airport. I hope the trip was successful and you made life-long memories. We’ll meet up when you return to this quaint, stunning, and wonder-filled nation. Farewell.

Include / Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • 3 nights accommodation in Apsara Hotel, Kathmandu or Similar - 3 Star Standard (Breakfast Included)
  • 1 nights accommodation in Hotel Batika, Pokhara or Similar - 3 Star (Breakfast Included)
  • Kathmandu - Besishahar transfer on a bus (Day 3) & Pokhara - Kathmandu transfer on a Deluxe Tourist Bus (Day 18)
  • 13 nights accommodation in Local Tea Houses during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
  • Accompany of Licensed English-speaking trekking guide for the entire trip (Trained in First-Aid and Emergency Evacuation)
  • One porter for every two clients (13 Kg luggage per person) - salary, insurance and personal expenses covered
  • A cup of tea/coffee (three times a day) and seasonal fruits after dinner on the trek
  • Attached bathrooms and hot showers wherever available
  • Transfers during the trek in a shared jeep: Besishahar to Chame (Day 04), Muktinath to Tatopani (Day 14) & Ulleri to Pokhara (Day 16)
  • Trekking permit (TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit for the trek
  • First-Aid box with medicines (Carried and handled by the guide)
  • Private AC vehicle during the sightseeing tour
  • Accompany of Licensed, English-speaking, well experienced city tour guide with salary and personal expenses covered during the sightseeing tour
  • All applicable government charges

Complimentaries

  • Farewell dinner at a fine restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek adventure completion certificate after successful competion of the trek
  • Chlorine solution/tablets for water purification on the trek
  • Complimentary Duffel bag, Access T-shirt, and Map of Trekking area as souvenirs
  • Free service of borrowing Down Jacket and Sleeping bags, (rated up to - 20 degrees Celsius)
  • Arrangements for Emergency Helicopter evacuation services (paid by your Travel insurance company)

Price Excludes

  • Nepal Visa and International airfare
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory) - must cover helicopter evacuation, medical expenses, and Trip Cancellation charges
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast and farewell dinner
  • Personal equipment and other personal expenses such as beverages, confectionaries, laundries, etc.
  • Monument Entrance fees during the sightseeing tour
  • Extra meals, extra porterage service, Wi-Fi, charging of your electronic devices, etc.
  • Tips to your guide, porters, driver and other field staff as a token of appreciation
  • Any other expenses or charges not mentioned in the 'Trip Includes' list
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Good to Know
Basic

What Sets Blissful Nepal Apart?

Choosing for Blissful Nepal means securing an adept team of mountain guides and a stellar support crew in Kathmandu, ensuring your seamless care right from your arrival. Our round-the-clock international helpline guarantees constant support, and our team, regularly present in Nepal, offers firsthand and informed assistance. Our full-time guides, with over 8 years of average trekking experience in the Himalayas, exclusively work with us. Notably, we are among the select few companies in Nepal to equip all our trekking guides with Wilderness First Aid Certification. Furthermore, our guides have undergone specialized training addressing altitude acclimatization concerns (Meet the Team).

When is the Optimal Trekking Season?

The prime trekking periods in Nepal span from March to Early May and from September to November. While December to February allows for trekking, be prepared for colder conditions albeit with fewer crowds. June to August marks the monsoon season, generally unsuitable for trekking. However, if this timeframe is your sole option, drop us an email for tailored suggestions.

Are Departures Guaranteed to Commence?

Absolutely! Our peak season departures typically sell out, but during off-peak periods, smaller groups prevail. Rest assured, once you secure your deposit, we guarantee the trek’s commencement for you.

Do I Require a Guide? Can't I Self-Guide if I've Prior Trekking Experience?

Our dedicated guides, with their extensive successful trekking history and our guests’ commendations, have earned our trust repeatedly. Time and again, clients laud the trip’s excellence owing to their guide’s invaluable contribution, making it an unforgettable experience.

Will the Guide Be Fluent in English?

All our guides boast exceptional fluency in English. With years of experience hosting guests worldwide, they excel in building connections and ensuring seamless communication.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Are there specific age restrictions for trekking in the Himalayas?

There’s no strict age limit on our expeditions – it’s more about good health and enthusiasm! We’ve welcomed families with children as young as 7 years old on the Everest Base Camp Trek, while our older trekkers have been in their late 70s. For families, we recommend arranging a private trek and allowing a few extra days. Feel free to inquire about tailored arrangements.

Is prior trekking experience a must?

We often have first-time trekkers join our groups, so even without experience, you’ll find yourself among like-minded individuals. Your fitness level should comfortably support full-day walking. While previous hiking or trekking experience is beneficial, it’s not mandatory.

Are solo female travelers secure during Himalayan treks?

We prioritize the safety of all our trekking participants, irrespective of gender. Nepal, overall, is a safe and hospitable destination for foreign visitors. We maintain enduring relationships with the lodges we use, ensuring they are safe and trustworthy. Additionally, our guides consistently keep track of all guests’ whereabouts during treks. Traveling in small groups enhances our ability to maintain regular communication for added safety.”

 

 
 
 
PAYMENTS & EXTRA COSTS

How do you prefer the remaining payment upon arrival in Kathmandu - in US cash or via credit card?

We gladly accept various major currencies. You have the flexibility to settle the balance either in cash or through credit card payment. However, it’s important to note that for credit card transactions, we levy a 13% fee. Hence, paying in cash is highly recommended to avoid additional charges.

Can I rely on credit cards during my trekking journey?

In most instances throughout Nepal, credit card usage is limited. While there are ATMs available in Kathmandu offering favorable currency exchange rates when withdrawing rupees, please be aware that these ATMs typically impose a $5 USD service fee alongside potential bank charges. Moreover, these ATMs often enforce a daily withdrawal limit of 25,000 rupees (approximately $215 USD).

What incidental expenses should I anticipate?

Our trekking packages are comprehensive, covering most expenses from your arrival in Nepal. We advise budgeting approximately $300 to $400 for incidental costs, which may include tips and additional expenses like the Nepal Visa, rental charges for items such as sleeping bags or down jackets, showers, Wi-Fi, snacks, and charging facilities for electronic devices at tea houses along the trekking route. Furthermore, it’s prudent to have extra funds available, either in cash or on a credit card, in case of flight cancellations to Lukla, where you might opt for a chartered helicopter. (Terms of Service – Additional Expenses)

 

 
 
 

What about additional hotel stays?

Should you require extra hotel nights in Kathmandu before or after the trek, we can arrange accommodations at an extra cost. Kindly inform us of your requirements before your arrival in Nepal, allowing us to make the necessary arrangements as per your needs. (Read our blog post: Booking Additional Hotel Nights)

 

 
 
 
PHYSICAL FITNESS

Is trekking difficult?

We gladly accept various major currencies. You have the flexibility to settle the balance either in cash or through credit card payment. However, it’s important to note that for credit card transactions, we levy a 13% fee. Hence, paying in cash is highly recommended to avoid additional charges.

What's the pace during the trek?

At our pre-trek briefings, we advocate for a leisurely pace for everyone in the group. It’s more about relishing the mountainous terrain than rushing to the next tea house. Generally, the lead guide stays toward the rear of the group, accompanying the slower-paced trekkers.

What's the recommended Fitness Regimen for Preparation?

In terms of physical readiness before embarking on the trek, engaging in cardio-based exercises such as running and long-distance walking is beneficial. If feasible, undertaking several weekend hikes in your vicinity can also aid preparation. Our website offers a training guide tailored for the Everest Base Camp that might provide valuable insights: Training for Everest Base Camp.

 

What physical conditions indicate sufficient trekking fitness?

Individuals with acute or chronic health issues affecting stamina, flexibility, coordination, or balance might face challenges completing the trek. If uncertain about your physical preparedness, it’s advisable to consult a physician well ahead of booking your trip.

 
 
 
PREPARATION & PACKING

What happens after I make the deposit?

After your deposit is received, the next step is to send us a scan or photo of your passport along with your arrival flight details. We’re unable to book your Lukla flight or obtain your trekking permit until we have a copy of your passport, so please send this information to us promptly.

What insurance is necessary? Where can I get it?

Travel insurance is mandatory for the trekking period and is your responsibility to arrange. Kindly email us proof of your insurance before your trek. For detailed insurance requirements, refer to our Terms of Service – Insurance.

What should I pack for the trip?

We offer a downloadable packing list or you can explore our blog post on packing for Everest Base Camp for further insights. Notably, most trekking clothing and equipment can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu upon your arrival.

 

What about the duffel bag for the porters?

A duffel bag will be supplied to you in Kathmandu. Porters will carry this bag during the trek, and it will serve as your luggage for the flight. Often, porters advance ahead on the trail, so your duffel might not be accessible until you reach the evening tea house. Hence, it’s advisable to carry a day pack with your daily essentials during hiking.

What size should my day pack be?

Typically, we recommend a day pack of approximately 40 liters, similar to a standard school backpack, to accommodate extra layers and daily essentials.

Are there weight limits?

The primary weight constraint is the luggage limit for the Kathmandu to Lukla flight, set at 10kg (22lbs), along with an additional 5kg (11lbs) for carry-on, totaling 15kg (33lbs).

What about passports, medications, and valuables?

During the flight, keep these items in your carry-on. It’s crucial to have important documents and medications accessible, especially if your luggage faces delays. Similarly, during the trek, carry them in your day pack.

Can I store luggage in Kathmandu during the trek?

Certainly, you can leave any excess luggage at the hotel during your trekking period.

 
ARRIVAL & VISAS

Will there be someone to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

Absolutely, our airport representative will be present to greet you as you exit the airport. Look for our driver holding a signboard displaying “Blissful Nepal.” For further guidance on airport arrival, you can watch a short video here (click here to see on YouTube).

Can I obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

Most guests are eligible to acquire a visa upon arrival, a process typically taking between 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the crowd. It’s essential for guests to independently verify all visa requirements before arrival. Ensure your passport has at least 6 months validity from your entry date into Nepal. Verify this information as soon as you confirm your trek. Detailed visa fees and related information can be found here: Terms of Service – Visas.

What type of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu?

We partner with Hotel Address and Hotel Jampa, both conveniently situated in Thamel, close to our office.

 

Can I arrange additional hotel nights in Kathmandu?

Our trekking packages cover 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, and we can organize extra nights upon request (refer to our blog – Booking Extra Hotel Nights). Kindly inform us beforehand to secure reservations. Payment for extra nights can be settled directly at the hotel upon your arrival. While you might find cheaper rates online, the advantage of our arrangements lies in our flexibility to adjust or cancel reservations without extra charges if your Lukla flight faces delays.

ROOM AND BOARD

What kind of lodging is available during the trek?

We utilize tea houses for accommodation, a popular method involving shifting from one teahouse to another. These teahouses, essentially small local hotels in villages, provide both lodging and homemade meals. Rooms usually accommodate two trekkers, with shared bathrooms featuring running cold water and Western-style toilets in the Everest region. (Further details – Tea House Trekking Blog).

Is it possible to secure separate rooms during the trip? If yes, what's the additional cost?

In Kathmandu, we can arrange private rooms. While private rooms might be feasible in some trekking villages at no extra charge, availability could be scarce during peak periods due to high demand. Even with additional payment, teahouse owners may not provide private rooms to ensure fair lodging for all guests.

Where does our drinking water come from?

While meals are included, water isn’t provided during the trek. Treating local water with chlorine/iodine tablets or a steri pen is recommended. Teahouses offer complimentary quality water, but it requires treatment. Mineral water can be purchased along the trail, ranging from $1 USD at lower elevations to $4 at higher altitudes.

 

What meal options are available during the trek?

Trekkers select meals and hot drinks from teahouse menus, including choices like omelets, noodle soup, fried rice, momo, and the traditional Nepali Dal Bhat. For hygiene reasons regarding mountain meat, we suggest opting for vegetarian options.

Can you accommodate specific diets?

Absolutely, we can cater to vegetarian or special dietary requirements. It’s advised for all trekkers to opt for a vegetarian diet due to preservation concerns with local meat. Notify us of any dietary needs, and we’ll make suitable arrangements.

Are there electricity and charging options?

Teahouses have electricity in common areas, charging $1 to $4 per hour for device charging. American outlets are common, while adapters (C or D type) can be bought in Kathmandu.

Is Wi-Fi available or can I make phone calls?

Some lower elevation teahouses offer Wi-Fi for an extra $3 to $10 charge. Alternatively, consider purchasing a Nepalese SIM card in Kathmandu for internet and calls, mainly usable at lower elevation teahouses.

What are the restroom and shower facilities like?

Most teahouses offer Western-style flush toilets with cold running water. Shared bathrooms are common and not attached to individual rooms. Hot showers are available at lower elevations (often gas-powered) and provided by bucket at higher altitudes for an extra fee.

Can I do laundry during the trek?

Limited laundry services are available at certain teahouses. While washing clothes during acclimation days might be possible, it’s advisable to plan ahead by ensuring sufficient clothing and handling laundry in Kathmandu post-trek.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

How do you address altitude-related issues during the Everest treks?

Our treks involve a gradual ascent, averaging around 300m or 1000ft in elevation gain per day—a rate recommended by high altitude specialists to minimize altitude problems. Our experienced guides recognize symptoms related to acute mountain sickness (AMS) and monitor your blood oxygen levels regularly using a pulse oximeter. (Learn more on our blog).mmodate two trekkers, with shared bathrooms featuring running cold water and Western-style toilets in the Everest region. (Further details – Tea House Trekking Blog).

What measures should I take for sun protection during the trek?

Surprisingly, skin faces greater sun damage in mountain settings than at the beach due to increased altitude and snow reflecting UV rays. Shield your skin with appropriate clothing and sunblock, preferably for mountain conditions. Consider getting prescription sunglasses fitted with your eyeglass prescription and wear a hat for added protection.

What if I fall sick or get injured during the trek?

Our guides are trained to handle emergencies, and in case of severe situations, they’ll use your travel insurance to arrange a rescue helicopter to fly you to Kathmandu for medical attention.

 

If I feel altitude sickness symptoms, what are the protocols?

Mild symptoms like headaches might be common and manageable while continuing the trek. However, if symptoms worsen, it’s crucial not to ascend further. We can arrange for you to descend to lower altitudes and wait for symptoms to subside before rejoining the group, though additional charges for extra trek days apply.

If I rest for a day due to illness, can I continue the trek the following day?

We prioritize trekkers’ health and safety over pushing limits. If necessary, we can often place you in the next trekking group ascending the mountain after a day of rest. Additional charges for extra trek days may apply.

What safety precautions do you have in place?

Our guides are Red Cross certified and hold international WAFA certifications, equipped with pulse oximeters for regular blood oxygen saturation readings. They carry basic first aid kits and mobile phones, coordinating rescue efforts with our 24/7 available Kathmandu team in emergency situations.

How cold does it get on the trek, and what clothing is necessary?

Temperatures vary—while Lukla can be warm from March to May and September to November, Everest Base Camp remains cold year-round, with freezing nighttime lows even during warmer months. Winter temperatures can plummet to -25C or below at night. Adequate warm clothing and a good sleeping bag are essential. Refer to our Everest Base Camp packing list for preparation (packing for Everest Base Camp).

What footwear do you recommend for the trek?

Sturdy trekking shoes or boots with ankle support and a Gore-Tex lining are vital. Break them in before the trek to ensure comfort. Should a blister develop, halt immediately and cover it with duct tape or moleskin.

Are the food and water in Nepal safe?

 All water in Nepal needs treatment before consumption. Bottled water is available in Kathmandu or on the trek. It’s advisable to consume cooked meals and avoid uncooked vegetables for safety. Avoiding mountain meat is recommended for precaution.

What immunizations are recommended for the trip?

We generally suggest standard CDC-recommended vaccinations (See link). If you have pre-existing medical conditions, kindly inform us while making your deposit.

PRACTICAL MATTERS

What if my flight from Lukla or Kathmandu gets delayed?

Although Kathmandu-Lukla flights are usually reliable, inclement weather may lead to cancellations for the entire day. Our 14-day package includes a buffer day for such delays, but we advise adding extra days after your trek. For Kathmandu delays, we’ll reschedule your flight for the next day or offer a chartered helicopter option (additional cost). For Lukla delays, you’re responsible for extra expenses (around $30) for accommodation and meals. Additional hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu are not covered during flight delays, but we’ll assist in making arrangements.

Will I fly from Ramechhap or Kathmandu to reach Lukla?

Since April 2019, most Lukla flights have been redirected to Ramechhap due to Kathmandu Airport construction and congestion. Ramechhap, a smaller airport, is approximately a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. Please refer to our blog post for current updates (Ramechhap Flight Updates).

Is tipping customary? How much should I bring?

Tipping isn’t obligatory but appreciated in Nepal and during our treks. A tip of around 10% of the trek cost split between the guide and porter is generally suggested. While our treks are all-inclusive, carrying a small amount (about $15 to $20 USD per day) covers extra expenses like water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, or donations.

 

Are there extra charges for solo travelers? Can I get a refund if I end the trek early?

We don’t impose additional fees for solo travelers in our group treks. Unfortunately, we can’t offer refunds for unused trek days if you finish early due to personal or health reasons. Our expenses remain constant, and we’re committed to compensating our guides and porters for their dedicated time.

What's your cancellation policy? Can I extend my trek?

Changing trek dates incurs no fees with advance notice. Check our terms of service for detailed policies or contact us for further information. Adding extra days is feasible for private treks, and for group treks, inquire in advance, and we’ll try to arrange a suitable solution.

Can I know more about my trekking group?

We respect privacy but can offer general details regarding group demographics such as nationalities, genders, and approximate age ranges upon request, ensuring your comfort in the trekking group.

Any recommendations for extending my holiday after the trek?

After the trek, if you have additional days, seek assistance from our Kathmandu ground team for city day tours or consider a 3-day safari trip to Chitwan for an added adventure.

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

48 reviews in TripAdvisorRecommended by 99% of travelers

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star ratingTrip / Experience of a lifetime.  - Jhalak took the best care of our group. He's a real gentleman with fantastic knowledge of the route, stops along the way and pieces of advice to enjoy the experience... read more

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April 30, 2024

star ratingAmazing hiking experience with spectacular views  - 5 out of 5 for me and my partners experience.
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April 5, 2024

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March 3, 2024

star ratingA fantastic trek with Jhalak, can’t wait to book another!  - We had the most fantastic trip to Poon Hill with Jhalak in February, he was kind, considerate and helpful throughout the whole trip. He communicated with us prior to the... read more

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