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17 Days

Lower Dolpo Trek

USD $ 4,200
per person

Activities in this trip includes

Trip Code

TMG-DC100

Trip Grade

Extreme

Reserved for the elite adventurers among us, our "Extreme" expeditions target some of Nepal's most challenging peaks, including the mighty 8,000-meter giants. These journeys involve extreme altitudes, advanced technical challenges, and significant risks. Only highly skilled and experienced mountaineers and climbers typically undertake these unparalleled adventures.

Max. Elevation

5318mm

Group Size

2-12

Region

Accommodation
& Meal Info

Value

Value (2-star): Affordable options with added comfort and amenities. Great for trekkers at lodges/teahouses. Includes daily breakfast in Kathmandu. (AP= Accommodation with all three meals at trekking destination).

Highlights

  • Remote and Challenging: The Lower Dolpo Trek is renowned for its remote and challenging terrain, making it a favorite among trekkers seeking an adventurous experience.
  • Untouched Nature: In this isolated region, you’ll encounter pristine nature, untouched by modern development.
  • Unique Culture and Traditions: Lower Dolpo is one of the few places in Nepal where the Bon Po religion is practiced. You’ll have the opportunity to visit Shey Gompa, a monastery with a rich history, and witness colorful festivals that mirror the culture and traditions of Tibet.
  • Cultural Exploration: Lower Dolpo offers a gateway to a unique culture found nowhere else in the world, providing valuable insights into the lives of the local people.

Overview of Lower Dolpo Trek

Discover the hidden gems of Nepal with our Lower Dolpo Trek, a unique journey that takes you off the beaten path into the heart of the Dolpo Region. This remote adventure immerses you in the captivating landscapes of this isolated area, where challenging terrain and breathtaking vistas await, all while preserving the pristine Himalayan environment. As you embark on this classic trek, you’ll traverse steep, narrow, high-altitude trails that reveal the region’s rich flora and fauna, both preserved and protected. Lower Dolpo offers an untouched experience, where nature, religion, tradition, and culture remain unspoiled. Here, you’ll find the Bon Po religion, practiced by a small, close-knit population. Explore the ancient Shey Gompa monastery, witness vibrant local festivals, and immerse yourself in a culture reminiscent of Tibet. Throughout your journey, Travel Max Guide ensures your comfort and safety. Accommodation includes 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, while the trek itself involves camping in picturesque locations. We take care of all logistics, including transportation, with private vehicles for airport transfers and internal flights connecting Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, Juphal, and back. Nourishment is essential for high-altitude trekking, and we provide balanced meals with the right mix of carbohydrates, protein, and fats to keep you energized throughout your adventure. You’ll enjoy 16 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 12 dinners, along with tea and coffee.

To celebrate the completion of your journey, join us for a memorable farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Share your experiences, get to know our team, and relish the camaraderie.

As a token of appreciation, Travel Max Guide presents you with an accomplishment certificate and traditional Nepali gifts, showcasing our gratitude for choosing us as your travel companions.

Our dedicated team at Travel Max Guide brings over a decade of experience in the tourism industry, specializing in adventure and sustainable tourism. We are passionate about sharing the beauty of Nepal and supporting local communities.

Prior to your trip, ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses and helicopter evacuation from altitudes up to 6000 meters. Please provide a copy of your insurance to our company.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, our team will be readily identifiable, holding a signboard with our company name. You’ll be transferred to your hotel, where we’ll provide you with trip information and answer any questions you may have.

Before embarking on your adventure, remember to check your passport validity (minimum 6 months) and obtain a Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport in Kathmandu. Visa fees vary based on the duration of your stay.

Nepal welcomes travelers year-round, each season offering its unique charm for trekking:

  1. Autumn Season (September to November)
  2. Winter Season (November to February)
  3. Spring Season (March to May)
  4. Rainy Season (June to August)

Travel Max Guide offers various trekking options to cater to your preferences, including tea house trekking, camping, home stays, and more. Explore our website for a comprehensive list of trekking experiences.

Extend your adventure with our exclusive extension holidays, optional itineraries, and additional services. Customize your trip to make it truly unique by contacting our travel planner.

Travel Max Guide accommodates both group and solo trekkers, offering private trekking tailored to your schedule and requirements.

By choosing Travel Max Guide, you also become a part of our commitment to giving back to the community. We support the First Act Nepal (FAN) organization, providing vital support to underprivileged children in Nepal. Your journey contributes to this noble cause.

For those interested in volunteering or engaging in social work during their visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Capture your special moments with our travel photography and documentary services, led by experienced photographers who will guide you through the Himalayas of Nepal. If photography is your passion, Nepal is the perfect canvas.

Join us on this extraordinary journey, and let Travel Max Guide be your gateway to unforgettable experiences in Nepal.

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Detail Itinerary of Lower Dolpo Trek

Embark on an unforgettable journey that begins and concludes in Kathmandu. Our 13-day Lower Dolpo Trek includes top-tier accommodations, hassle-free transportation, essential domestic flights, the guidance of certified and expert local trek leaders, and all the necessary permits for your trekking adventure.

Vital Note for Your Itinerary:
Upon the successful completion of your 13-day journey, you will return to Kathmandu via a flight from Jhupha via Nepalgunj. To ensure a smooth and well-prepared start to your trek, we highly advise all travelers to arrive in Kathmandu at least one day prior to the departure date, ideally in the afternoon. This additional day will provide ample time for essential guidance, equipment checks, comprehensive weather briefings, and emotional support.

Furthermore, it is prudent to allocate an extra one or two days to your travel schedule. This buffer time comes in handy in case of potential flight delays between Nepalgunj and Jhuphal, or vice versa, which may occur due to adverse weather conditions. Your comfort and safety are our utmost priorities, and this flexibility ensures a stress-free and enjoyable journey.

01

DAY

Arrival in Kathmandu

Start Point: Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Travel Max Guide’s friendly representatives will be readily awaiting your arrival, holding a signboard bearing your name for quick identification. This personalized reception ensures a seamless transition from your flight to your next destination, be it your hotel or the travel agency’s office, depending on your preferences and arrival time. This flexibility grants you the choice to either unwind at your accommodation or engage directly with the travel agency. At the agency’s office, you’ll have the opportunity to inquire about your itinerary, travel logistics, or any queries you may have while savoring a cup of tea or coffee, fostering a sense of comfort and knowledge about your upcoming adventure. Additionally, as Thamel stands as Kathmandu’s vibrant tourist hub, your travel agency can provide recommendations for local attractions, dining establishments, and activities, ensuring an immersive experience in Nepali culture and an enriching stay in Kathmandu. This tailored approach to service enhances your travel experience, ensuring that you are well-supported and can fully relish your journey in Nepal from the moment you arrive.

Destination:

Kathmandu

Accommodation:

Hotel

Altitude:

1400m

02

DAY

Sightseeing in the Valley

Your Kathmandu sightseeing adventure is a fascinating exploration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, each brimming with history and cultural significance. Here’s an overview of the remarkable places you’ll have the chance to discover:

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

Steeped in history, this square served as the ceremonial venue for the coronation of Nepalese kings and various royal events. Today, it’s home to a palace museum and a treasure trove of ancient temples, statues, and monuments dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Prepare to be captivated by the architectural splendor and rich cultural heritage of this square.

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple):

Known as the Monkey Temple, Swayambhunath is a renowned Buddhist stupa that sits atop a hill, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley. Marvel at the awe-inspiring stupa adorned with the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha painted on each side, and take time to explore the surrounding complex.

Pashupatinath:

Pashupatinath stands as one of the holiest Hindu temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva. While only Hindus have access to the inner sanctum, visitors can appreciate the temple’s magnificent architecture and soak in the spiritual ambiance from its exterior. With some luck, you might witness a Hindu cremation ceremony on the sacred banks of the Bagmati River.

Bouddhanath:

Bouddhanath is another significant Buddhist stupa and a major pilgrimage destination. Its massive white dome is a striking sight, encircled by a kaleidoscope of colorful prayer flags. Stroll around the stupa’s base, where you’ll find 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha.

Your personalized sightseeing experience allows you to tailor your visit to your interests and preferences. It’s a splendid opportunity to immerse yourself in Nepal’s rich cultural and religious heritage, with your knowledgeable local guide providing valuable insights and historical context along the way. Enjoy your exploration of these remarkable Kathmandu sites

Destination:

Kathmandu

Accommodation:

Hotel

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Altitude:

1400m

03

DAY

Flight Kathmandu - Nepalganj Duration: 1 hour

Nepalgunj, situated in the south-western Terai Region of Nepal, is characterized by its hot climate, with temperatures often soaring to 40 degrees Celsius. This city holds strategic significance due to its proximity to the Indian border, situated just 8 kilometers away. As a result, certain parts of Nepalgunj reflect cultural and traditional influences from northern India.

Nepalgunj serves as the primary gateway for accessing Bardia National Park, renowned for its rich biodiversity. The city is also celebrated for the presence of the Bageshowri Temple, an important religious site. In the local transportation landscape, traditional horse carts are a common sight. To explore the city and its bustling markets, rickshaw rides in the evening offer an engaging experience.

Given the city’s warm and humid climate, Nepalgunj can be prone to mosquito infestations, making it advisable to have mosquito repellents on hand to protect against insect bites.

Destination:

Nepalgunj

Accommodation:

Hotel

Meals Included:

Breakfast

04

DAY

Flight Nepalgunj - Juphal (2475 m), trek to Dunai (2140 m) Duration: 45 minutes flight and 3-4 hours trek

This particular flight can be classified as a mountain flight, primarily owing to the breathtaking vistas it offers of snow-covered mountain ranges. The journey commences with a morning flight, adding to the allure of the experience.

The landing at Juphal Airport is a distinctive encounter, as it is a feature unique to select regions around the world. Notably, the runway at Juphal Airport is composed of gravel stones, a characteristic rarely encountered in aviation.

Upon disembarking, the trekking trail leads you to the Thulo Bheri River. En route, you pass through fields adorned with wheat and vegetables, providing a scenic interlude before ascending above the river. This journey is poised to take you deeper into the mountainous terrain, eventually culminating in the central region of the Dunai district.

Throughout this trek, you will find yourself following the course of the Phoksundo River, which promises its own set of captivating views and natural wonders.

Destination:

Dunai

Accommodation:

Teahouse

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

2140m

05

DAY

Trek to Lingdo (2391 m) Duration: 5-6 hours

The trekking trail presents a diverse range of challenges and landscapes. It alternates between relatively easy sections and challenging uphill segments. Along the way, it traces the banks of both the Bheri River and the Barbung River, leading trekkers through picturesque areas and charming villages such as Byasghar and Baijibara. Additionally, the trail navigates through gorges, offering dramatic vistas. The journey culminates at the hilltop village of Tarakot, following a path flanked by stone walls and cultivated fields. Our campsite will be set up at Lingdo, further enhancing the immersive experience of this trek.

Destination:

Lingdo

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

2391m

06

DAY

Trek to Laina Odar (3370 m) Duration 4-5 hours

The trekking route continues with an ascent, guiding you along the banks of rivers such as the Bheri and the Bharbung. Throughout this journey, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of notable mountains, including Putha Huinchuli and Churen Himal. Along the way, you’ll encounter quaint settlements like Laisicap and Khanigaon, each offering glimpses of local life.

The trail features several suspension bridges, adding to the adventurous aspect of the trek. One notable landmark to behold is the renowned Sandul Gompa, a significant spiritual site. As you progress, the path winds through terraced farmlands nestled within charming villages, offering a firsthand experience of the local agrarian way of life.

Continuing your uphill journey, you will eventually arrive at Laini Odar, where a captivating waterfall graces the landscape. This natural wonder provides a serene and picturesque setting, offering an ideal opportunity to unwind and savor the beauty of the surroundings for the remainder of your day.

Destination:

Laina Odar

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

3370m

07

DAY

Trek to Toltol (3523 m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Continuing your ascent, you eventually arrive at a gorge, where the path follows the contours of the hillside. The trekking trail narrows at this point, leading to an open expanse further along. This marks a transition to a more manageable and less demanding stretch of the trek.

Navigating this gentler terrain, you will come upon the village of Chhyugar. This relatively easy trail includes the crossing of a river. Along the way, a pass is encountered, and a pine forest graces the landscape, adding a scenic dimension to your journey.

Further along the trail, you will reach a winter settlement known as Toltol, with the trek continuing alongside a river, ensuring your exploration remains both engaging and rewarding.

Destination:

Toltol

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

3523m

08

DAY

Trek to Dho Tarap (4080 m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Your trek continues with an uphill trajectory, predominantly following the meandering path alongside the Tarap River. This journey takes you through a picturesque valley, where you’ll encounter several villages along the way, including Ghyamghar, Sisaul, and Langa. The landscape on this route is characterized by a scarcity of trees, with towering rock formations flanking both sides, resulting in a barren, yet striking terrain.

This region is renowned for being the habitat of blue sheep and, if fortunate, you may even catch a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard, a rare and majestic sight. Despite the ascent, the trekking trail remains relatively easy.

As you progress further, you’ll descend from Langa village to Dho Tarap. Situated atop a hill, Dho Tarap is a small yet enchanting village known for its scenic beauty and unique charm, offering a captivating destination on your trekking journey.

Destination:

Dho Tarap

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

4080m

09

DAY

Trek to Numa-La Phedi Base Camp (4440m) Duration: 4-5 hours

Continuing along the ascending trekking trail, you will encounter notable landmarks such as the Crystal Mountain School and Health Post before arriving at the village of Tokyu. This portion of the trek entails a predominantly uphill climb, yet it includes river crossings and a visit to the villages of Tokyu and Kanger.

It’s important to note that the trekking trail in this section is not characterized by narrow or steep pathways. Instead, you’ll find yourself traversing a vast arid landscape before reaching the Numala Base Camp. Along the way, you’ll ascend to Tokyu village, which stands at an impressive altitude of 4209 meters, marking it as the highest permanent settlement in the world.

The village hosts a noteworthy gompa (monastery) located at its culmination, which is a cultural and spiritual gem well worth exploring during your trekking adventure.

Destination:

Numa-La Phedi B.C.

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

4440m

10

DAY

Trek to Danigar (4631 m) via Numa-La Pass (5238m) Duration: 6 hours

Indeed, the upcoming phase of your journey presents a formidable challenge as you prepare to cross a mountain pass surpassing an altitude of 5000 meters. The endeavor to traverse such a pass demands considerable effort and endurance. However, the reward at the zenith of this ascent is nothing short of breathtaking.

From the summit of this pass, an awe-inspiring panorama unfurls before your eyes, featuring a stunning array of mountains, including the majestic Dhaulagiri, the formidable Norbung Kang, the striking Churen, as well as the captivating Manaslu Ranges, Shey Shikar, and Kanjirowa. The visual spectacle at this vantage point is nothing short of a testament to nature’s grandeur.

Following your descent from the pass, the terrain takes a downward turn, leading you through a route characterized by a gentle decline. You will continue along this downhill trajectory, eventually walking alongside a river as you progress toward Numala, a village that embodies both the charm of a meadow and the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Before reaching Numala, your trail will lead you through a meandering route, ultimately bringing you to Danigar, a location situated at an altitude of 4631 meters. Danigar is a picturesque meadow that provides yet another opportunity to appreciate the pristine beauty of this remarkable region.

Destination:

Danigar

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

4631m

11

DAY

Trek to Yak Kharka (3982m) via Baga-La (5214 m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Today’s leg of the journey entails another uphill trek, leading you to the summit of a pass whose remarkable vistas you’ve been anticipating. The trekking guide has rightly indicated that the view from this pass is among the most spectacular, featuring an awe-inspiring perspective of the Norbung Kang and the Baga La Range, along with the majestic Kanjirowa and Shey Shikhar peaks. The panoramic vista from this vantage point is bound to be a highlight of your trek.

Following your descent from this commanding pass, you will make your way to Yak Kharka, a verdant and picturesque meadow. Along the path to Yak Kharka, you’ll have the pleasure of encountering stunning waterfalls, adding an enchanting element to your journey.

The trekking trail beyond the pass levels out, offering relatively easy and flat walking conditions as you proceed downhill, allowing you to soak in the beauty of the surrounding landscape with ease and comfort.

Destination:

Yak Kharka

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

3982m

12

DAY

Trek to Ringmo village near Phoksundo Lake (3733m) Duration: 4-5 hours

Your journey continues with a descent along a trail that guides you through a forest of birch trees, leading you to the tranquil Phoksundo Khola and a bridge crossing that marks your approach to the remarkable Phoksundo Lake. Along the path, you may have the pleasure of encountering yaks, adding to the charm of your trek.

Arriving at a meadow, you will find Ringmo, a small village where the residents practice the Bon Po religion. Phoksundo Lake, an internationally significant body of water, beckons you for exploration. Today, your itinerary includes a visit to the enchanting surroundings of this lake.

First, your destination is Tshowa, a Bon Po Monastery situated atop a hill overlooking Phoksundo Lake. This monastery holds unique cultural and spiritual significance as a representation of the Bon Po tradition. Visiting this monastery offers a novel and enriching experience.

Continuing your descent, you’ll reach the pristine Phoksundo Lake. The azure waters of this lake are truly mesmerizing. In the southern vicinity of the lake, you’ll find more than 20 stupas, while on the eastern shore stands a gompa, or monastery, where annual prayers and religious rituals are conducted, providing a window into the rich spiritual heritage of the region.

Destination:

Ringmo Village

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

3733m

13

DAY

Trek to Chhepka (2838 m) via Rechi (2940m) Duration: 6 hours

Your day begins with an ascent along a trekking trail that leads you to the pinnacle of a hill, affording you a breathtaking panorama of the serene Phoksundo Lake. This vantage point promises a truly mesmerizing view of the pristine lake.

Subsequently, your journey unfolds with a combination of ascending and winding pathways, as well as descents, eventually guiding you to the village of Polum. Here, you’ll find yourself enveloped in a forested terrain, tracing the course of a river. The trekking trail undulates, taking you through a blend of uphill and downhill stretches. As you progress downhill, you’ll arrive at Chhepka, a locale where your keen eye may spot an array of medicinal plants that thrive along the route, further enriching your trekking experience.

Destination:

Chhepka

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

2838m

14

DAY

Trek to Juphal (2475 m) Duration: 6 hours

As you continue your trek, you’ll encounter a wealth of medicinal plants renowned for their healing properties, offering remedies for various ailments. Your path will lead you through pristine villages, each exuding its unique charm.

After a stretch of trekking, you’ll arrive at Shyanta, a village distinguished by its scenic beauty. Along the way, you may notice an army barrack, a testament to the region’s strategic significance. You will follow a river that accompanies you on your journey toward Juphal, passing through villages like Kalagauda and Rupghar.

Traversing meadows and occasionally passing quaint houses, you’ll eventually arrive at the small hotels nestled in Kala Gaura. Along this route, you’ll also come across apple orchards, adding a delightful touch to your surroundings. The trail continues uphill, leading you to your ultimate destination, Juphal, where your trek comes to a rewarding conclusion.

Destination:

Jhuphal

Accommodation:

Camping

Meals Included:

BLD

Altitude:

2475m

15

DAY

Flight Juphal - Nepalgunj – Kathmandu

To conclude your trekking adventure, it is advisable to catch the earliest flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj, you will then board a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transported to the same hotel where you had initially stayed on your arrival day.

The flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj is aptly described as a mountain flight, as it affords passengers the privilege of gazing upon the awe-inspiring vistas of snow-covered mountains. This experience is bound to be a remarkable and fitting conclusion to your trekking journey.

Destination:

Kathmandu

Accommodation:

Hotel

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Altitude:

1400m

16

DAY

Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner

Following the culmination of our incredible trekking adventure, today is dedicated to leisure and rejuvenation. You have the opportunity to indulge in well-deserved rest, partake in body therapy, or take a leisurely stroll through the bustling streets of Thamel.

This is an ideal occasion to peruse local shops and acquire souvenirs, tokens of your journey, to share with friends and loved ones. In the evening, we will gather at a traditional Nepali restaurant. Here, we will come together to share our experiences, relive memorable moments, and savor the flavors of Nepali cuisine during a delightful dinner, creating lasting memories to cherish from our extraordinary expedition.

Destination:

Kathmandu

Accommodation:

Hotel

Meals Included:

Breakfast & Dinner

Altitude:

1400m

17

DAY

Trip Concludes

A company representative will ensure your seamless transition to the airport by providing transportation in a private vehicle, ensuring a convenient and hassle-free departure process.

Destination:

Kathmandu

Accommodation:

Hotel

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Trip Includes

Includes

  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Bed and Breakfast plan (BB Plan) in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Camping accommodation during the time of trekking
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jhuphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu including departures taxes
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
  • As indicated in the itinerary
  • Nepal Government certified English speaking local trekking guide, cook, and porter
  • Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees
  • Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card, Restricted Area Trekking Permit (Lower Dolpo Permit)
    Shey-Phoksundo National Park Entry Permit.
  • Insurance of Guides and Porters, including their meals, salary, lodging, and transportation.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate.
  • Water purification tablet
  • All government taxes

Excludes

  • International flights tickets
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
  • Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section

Equipments Checklist

Accessories

  • Duffel Bag
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Gloves
  • Pole Stick
  • Water bottles (3 liters capacity)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm
  • Headlamp, spare batteries
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth (bandana can serve as a washcloth)
  • Camera

Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking socks
  • Sandals

Headgear

  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana
  • Warm hat

Clothing

  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater
  • One or two cotton shirts
  • Long pants
  •  Fleece jacket
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant

Frequently asked questions.

Trekking Information

Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal, and travelers will be bombarded on the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking hub, with guides, organized tours and gear for sale or rent. The huge variety of options allows for people of many ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places that few would dare attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail in a matter of days. With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences.

What are the documents required for the Nepalese Visa?

Ensure you bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 passport-sized photos. The fee for the Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days is US $ 40 and for the tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days is the US $ 100. You have to pay these at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.

What is trekking like in Nepal?

It is an opportunity to combine challenging mountain trail, unique culture and stunning mountains that are famous in the world. Nepal is home to an incredible trek like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek and many popular trekking routes that lead you to the wilderness. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek are the world’s famous and iconic.

When to trek?

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December are typically for trekking in Nepal.

It is ok if I have never trekked in Nepal before.

TMG does not expect previous trekking experience from you; however, all the treks that it organizes are physically demanding. It recommends starting an exercise before your trek date. Many of its trips are at a higher altitude, the minimum is 2,000 m, and the max is 5,000 m plus.

Altitude mountain sickness

It is a sickness caused due to a lack of oxygen at an altitude of 2000 m plus. Please read up extensively on Altitude sickness. Be familiar with the symptoms and do not ignore them. Be sure to keep to a conservative ascent schedule and drink plenty of fluids. If you or anyone in your party begins to experience symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS), do not ascend any further, and if they do not improve, then descend to a lower altitude. Carry some Diamox (acetazolamide) pills, easily found in pharmacies in Nepal. Diamox forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate in the urine, therefore making the blood more acidic, which stimulates breathing, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. But note that Diamox is not an immediate fix for acute mountain sickness; it speeds up part of the acclimatization process which in turn helps to relieve symptoms. This may take up to a day or two, and requires waiting without any further rapid ascent. It is often advisable to descend if even mild acute mountain sickness is experienced. If serious sickness is encountered or symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) occur, descent with another trekker is A MUST. Please consult the pharmacist when purchasing Diamox and do your research. One major thing to remember is that the body requires large amounts of water at altitude to counteract sickness so be sure to drink more than you are used to!

Is my trek guaranteed departure?

Yes, it will operate on the day it is scheduled, except if is beyond our control, such as political issues and natural disaster that will create undesirable travel conditions.

Can trek run with lower than minimum numbers?

Yes. We run from solo travel to group travel.

What is the age limit for the trek?

There is no age restriction.

What First-Aid does TMG take?

All our trekking guides are certified as Wilderness First-Aid Course and have years of experience in the mountains.

Does TMG provide Mountain Rescue?

Yes, it provides a helicopter to rescue you. TMG strongly recommends you for trip insurance at an altitude of 2,000 m to 5,000 m. Please read the insurance policy of your company. Bring a copy of your insurance paper to Nepal.

Is there any dietary restriction?

No, please tell us whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian. TMG will accommodate your diet that you wish to eat. We recommend a vegan diet because it provides more fiber, antioxidants, and beneficial plant compounds. They also appear to be richer in potassium, magnesium, folate and vitamins A, C and E.

How much does a water bottle cost in the mountain?

It costs US $2 and the US $4 at the lower and the higher elevation respectively.

Trekking peaks

There are 33 mountain peaks in Nepal of 5,650 m- 6,500 m height classified as trekking peaks. Climbing permits for these peaks cost USD 350 for one to four members, an additional USD 40 each for the next four members and USD 25 each for the final four members. Trekking peaks require a qualified climbing guide, permits, and deposits to cover camp waste disposal.

Accommodation

A few of the common accommodation options while trekking in Nepal are Tea Houses (Lodges) which can be found at various points on the trek. They offer dorm room accommodation and simple basic meals reflective of what the local people in the area eat. Although many tea houses and hotels in the hills and mountains are reasonably comfortable, some may not be comfortable, so it makes sense to bring a sleeping bag even for teahouse treks. Camping is another option for trekkers and it can be conducted almost anywhere in the country. Camping treks can be fully organized and supported by a team of guides, cooks, and porters to accompany you. Homestays in local villages can also be organized in a few treks.

Experience & Fitness

The treks in Nepal are suitable for a wide spectrum of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide/porter) and teahouse accommodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. A longer trek, crossing high passes and into remote regions demands a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summiting a mountain of 5,650 m-6,500 m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience.

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