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Upper Dolpo Trek - 24 Days

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  • RegionDolpo
  • Duration24 Days
  • ActivityTrekking
  • Start / End PointKathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude4,130m m/ 13,550 ft at ABC
  • 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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Upper Dolpo is one of the most secluded treks in Nepal. The best opportunity to experience the authenticity of the traditional Nepalese way of life may be found on this trek, which is located in a less developed area of a developing nation like Nepal. Kang La Pass (5,350 meters), the highest point of this climb, is nearly the same elevation as the famous Everest Base Camp.  This hike offers numerous breathtaking mountain views, including those of the Putha Hiunchuli, Churen Himal, Dogari Himal, and Dhaulagiri ranges. We will pass through numerous villages, observing and learning about the way of life of the people in the eastern Nepal as our journey takes us through rocky terrain, picturesque lakes, valleys, and grasslands. One of the main draws of this walk is Phoksundo Lake, one of Nepal’s largest and most magnificent lakes at an elevation of 3589 meters. The Sey-Phoksundo National Park, where we can come across some intriguing species, surrounds the magnificent lake.


The journey begins with a breathtaking flight to Juphal and Nepalgunj airports, followed by a brief drive to Dunai, from where we will walk via Chhepka, Chunuwar, Phoksundo Lake, Sallaghari, Kang-La high camp, and many other rest stops along the way. Our trek will come to an end at Dunai after 19 days of walking, from where we will travel to Juphal and take a flight back to Kathmandu. A considerable level of physical fitness is required to complete this walk due to its length. As a result, we also suggest that you begin a physical exercise program four months before you intend to start the walk.

Trip Highlights
  • Visiting historic monasteries, gompas, and chortens
  • Taking snapshots of Sey Phoksundo Lake
  • Spending your nights in a tent camp
  • Breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri Ranges; sampling regional foods and beverages
  • Exploring the Himalayan region of the Dolpa district
  • Learning about Tibetan culture and traditions
  • Strolling through the Sey Phoksundo national park with various wildlife encounters.

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu; transfer to hotel and evening welcome dinner

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 2Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu and trek preparation

After breakfast, we’ll go on to a brief tour of Kathmandu’s most significant UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Following a briefing, you can begin making preparations for the trek.

Day 3Transfer domestic airport and flight to Nepalgunj. Flight 45 minutes

We’ll take a quick flight from Kathmandu’s domestic airport to Nepalgunj airport once you’ve finished eating breakfast. We’ll do some quick sightseeing after which you are free to relax for the day.

Day 4Nepalgunj to Juphal by flight then drive to Dunai. Flight 45 minutes, drive 3 hours

After eating breakfast this morning, we’ll fly briefly to Juphal and then drive for three hours to the settlement of Dunai. As our hike won’t begin in earnest until tomorrow, you can take an evening stroll through the village and unwind for the day.

Day 5Dunai to Chhepka. Walking 6 hours

We will start walking to Chhepka, where we will stop for breakfast. Chhepka is a lovely village in the steep region of Dolpa where you can experience the solitude of the countryside.

Day 6Chhepka to Chunuwar. Walking 6 hours

The next stop on the itinerary for today is Chunuwar, another lovely village located in the hills. One of Nepal’s most well-known and stunning lakes, Sey Phoksundo Lake, is accessible from the settlement. 

Day 7 Chunuwar to Phoksundo . Walking 5 hours

Our next stop is Sey Phoksundo Lake today. This lake is located in the Shey Phoksundo national park at a height of 3589 meters. Due to the lack of aquatic life, this lake is exceptionally pristine, and the scenery is absolutely stunning.

Day 8Phoksundo Lake to Sallaghari. Walking 6 hours

We’ll depart from the magnificent Phoksundo Lake and go to Sallaghari, our destination for the day. Along the walk, you can take in the beautiful mountain scenery and vegetation. We’ll spend the night at the camp.

Day 9Sallaghari to Kang-la high Camp. Walking 6 hours

We will begin our journey to Kang-La high camp after breakfast. The highest point of our walk will be at this altitude, therefore we’ll move cautiously and gradually to reduce any risks. We’ll spend the night in a tent camp, appreciating nature’s gifts.

Day 10Kang-la high Camp to Shey gompa. Walking 7 hours

Today we’ll carry on to Shey Gompa. An old structure with historical and cultural significance is Shey Gompa. Along the route, you’ll encounter an array of wonderful locals and learn about their way of life.

Day 11Shey Gompa to Namgung Gompa. Walking 6 hours

We’ll begin our trip to Namgung Gompa once you’ve finished eating breakfast. It is a monument as well, with its own cultural significance. Along the route, you can take in the sights of distinctive topographies and magnificent mountains.

Day 12Namgung to Saldang. Walking 5:30 hours

The route for today’s climb is from Namgung to Saldang. Since the trail will be going downhill, it will be somewhat simpler to trek. As you travel, you may come into contact with some wildlife because of the deep forest and crowded routes.

Day 13Saldang day hike to Yangjer Gompa and back to Saldang. Walking 5 hours

Although we are staying in Saldang today, we will walk to Yangjer Gompa throughout the day before returning to Saldang for the night.

Day 14Saldang to Khoma. Walking 5 hours

After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast, we will continue on to Koma, our next stop. The welcoming smiles of the locals along the way and the gorgeous scenery will make your day even better.

Day 15 Khoma to Shimen. Walking 5 hours

We’ll travel to Shimen village today. Along the trip, you’ll pass through a lot of lush pine and rhododendron forests. Additionally, there’s the likelihood that you’ll see various birds and animals. At Shimen village, we’ll spend the night.

Day 16Shimen to Tinje. Walking 5 hours

After breakfast, we’ll go to Tinje village, which will be our final stop for the day. We’ll hike for around 5 hours to get to Tinje village, where we’ll set up camp and spend the night in tents.

Day 17 Tinjegaun to Yak kharka. Walking 5 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 Tokyu after spending the night at Yak Kharka.

Day 18Yak kharka to Tokyu. Walking 5 hours

We’ll begin our trip from Yak Kharka to Tokyu after a leisurely breakfast in the early morning. In the Dolpa region’s hilly terrain, Tokyu is a lovely village. It is famous for its infamous Tokyu monastery which you can visit tomorrow morning. Along the route, you’ll see lots of lovely scenery.

Day 19Tokyu to Dho Tarap. Walking 6 hours

The next destination for today is Dho Tarap. It is a small Magar and Tibetan settlement in the middle of beautiful forest. We’ll stay our night in a tented camp set by our staffs.

Day 20Dho Tarap to Ghyangmar. Walking 5:30 hours

We will visit Ghyanmar village today after the staff serves an early breakfast. Popular village Ghyanmar is well known for its wonderful residents and varied traditions. At the tented camp at Ghyanmar, we’ll spend the night.

Day 21Ghyangmar to Chhyugar. Walking 6 hours

Today’s destination for the walk is Chhyugar village. A variety of communities and dense woodlands must be passed through before you arrive in Chhyugar, where you will spend the night.

Day 22Chhyugar to Tarakot. Walking 6 hours

Our target for the day is Tarakot, another lovely village. The settlement of Tarakot is significant both historically and culturally. While there, you can also sample the native cuisine and alcoholic beverages.

Day 23Tarakot to Dunai. Walking 6 hours

Your walk is over today; starting tomorrow, we’ll be using private vehicles instead. From Tarakot, we’ll hike to Dunai, where we’ll set up a tent camp for the night.

Day 24Dunai to Juphal drive by Jeep 3 hours

After breakfast, we’ll take a private vehicle to Juphal. As we will be heading back to Kathmandu tomorrow, it is our final day in this lonely area. While it lasts, savor the unspoiled splendor of Nepal’s hills.

Day 25Juphal to Kathmandu by flight via Nepalgunj.

We will return to Kathmandu today via the Nepalgunj airport, and you will be driven to your hotel. If you wish to buy gifts for your friends and family back home, you can go shopping while relaxing in your cozy room.

Day 26Departure

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 at Apsara Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu or similar (Breakfast Included)
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu flight tickets with airport transfers
  • Nepalgunj – Juphal – Nepalgunj flight tickets with airport transfers
  • 19 nights accommodation at the mountain lodges and camping tents (at some places) during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
  • Accompany of Licensed, English-speaking, well experienced trekking guide with salary, insurance and personal expenses covered
  • 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) on the trek
  • Shey Phoksundo National Park entry permit, TIMS, Dolpo special trekking permit and relevant paperwork
  • A day of cultural sightseeing tour: 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • 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


  • Farewell dinner at a fine restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Certificate of Adventure after the completion 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

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.


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.”



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)



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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May 13, 2024

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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star ratingThe best  - Jhalak is amazing as guide he is more of fiend and understands. Never rushes you always accommodative. And more over very fun and always humorous person to trek with. Anytime... read more

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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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