Lower Dolpo Trek

(TripID #NV-00 137)

Trip Details

Trip Length 22 days Activities Trekking, Sightseeing
Difficulty Adventurous Max Elevation 5,190m/17,023ft at Numa La Pass
Trek/Tour Style Camping Meal Full board on trek, Breakfast at Kathmandu
Accommodation Hotel/Tented camp Transportation Private vehicle & airplane
Best Month March - October Group Size 2 - 12 Persons (Max. on request)
Trip includes 4 star deluxe hotel in Kathmandu, best available hotel/lodge while in trip.
* Land costs only - international airfare not included.

Trip Overview

Lower Dolpo, culturally Tibetan region, is situated in the Trans-Himalaya of Nepal, bordering with Tibet (China) in the north. Part of Dolpo lies in Shey Phoksundo National Park. The region popularized by Eric Valli in his 1999 Oscar nominated film Himalaya or Caravan, it offers authentic sighting of Yak Caravans trailing in the high hills of Dolpo and the ethnic lifestyle of the local tribes. It also preserves its Tibetan-roots and traditions along with pre-Buddhist Bon-Po religion, which is still in practice today.

It offers an exquisite adventure-travel experience of remote and rugged mountain terrains of Nepal. The trail passes through ancient Tibetan villages, along with high-altitude passes, lakes and Buddhist monasteries. The sighting of variety of wildlife inhabiting in the region, including Blue mountain sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and Snow Leopard, makes this trip even more exotic.

Lower Dolpo, still largely unexplored, remains truly isolated from its neighboring regions. One can feel like the time has stood still here for centuries as the inhabitants continue to sustain their livelihood and lifestyle in their traditional manners. The trek can be one of the best adventure, historical and cultural tour in Nepal.

Sample day on "Lower Dolpo Trek"

Our trek is managed by a team of professionally trained Leader/guide responsible for all aspects of the running of the trek. Our special departure trek is well versed in the culture and natural history of the Himalayas. Your day start with a cup of hot tea served in your room. A member of the trekking staff followed by a bowl of hot washing water, after which you will be required to pack your luggage and the porters loaded whilst we are having breakfast. After breakfast we set off on the trail, enjoying the pleasant cool of the morning. Your day's trek involves navigating numerous picturesque forests, hills, mountains and the local villages for the next three hours. Around mid-day we usually stop for a pleasant spot along the way for lunch. Your midday lunch break usually lasts around an hour and is a time to relax, pop the boots off and air those feet! Plenty of time is allowed for photograph in the route. After lunch you'll walk another three hours or so, before you stop for the night. You have enough time to change, freshen up, before exploring an area.

Each evening is spent as per your interest for reading or chatting with the fellow trekkers and crew members or a pack of cards is an advantage; the crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Our porters and Sherpa's also like to have singing and dancing competitions in which they love you to join in! Finally, it's off to bed for a well deserved night's rest before you start it all again.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02:
Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 03:
Flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung
Day 04:
Fly to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft) & trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft), 2-3 hrs walk
Day 05:
Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 06:
Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07:
Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 08:
Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 09:
Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 10:
Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization
Day 11:
Trek to Tokyu Gaun 5-6 hrs walk
Day 12:
Trek to Numa La
Day 13:
Cross Numa La (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi
Day 14:
Cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp on the other side of the Phedi (4,470m/14,662ft)
Day 15:
Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 16:
Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake
Day 17:
Trek to chepka(2260m/7412ft)
Day 18:
Trek to Jhupal
Day 19:
One reserve day for flight plan
Day 20:
Fly to Kathmandu via Nepaljung
Day 21:
Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 22:
Departure

Detail Itinerary for Lower Dolpo Trek

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung
Today as per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj you will be transfer to the domestic airport for one and half hour scenic flight to Nepalgunj. We will transfer you to the hotel and rest of the time explores the surrounding southern Nepal border with India and market areas, overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Jhupal (Dolpo) (2,320m/7,610ft) & trek to Dunai (2,850m/9,348ft), 2-3 hrs walk
Today after an early breakfast transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Jhupal, a super scenic flight of 45minutes brings you at Jhupal over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Himalayan peaks to the north. On arriving at Jhupal our other trekking staffs will receive you. Our first day adventure begins through the terraced fields to the Bheri River and the narrow gorge taking 2-3 hours to camp at Dunai. Dunai is the administrative headquarter of the Dolpo region. You have time to stroll around for local knowledge. Overnight at the camp.
Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Today after breakfast we start our trek continues along the south bank of the river heading upstream on a good trail. A tremendous gorge with pine trees and an ingenious path built about seven meter above the river, to Tarakot where colorful terraced field greets us. Tarakot is an old fortress town built by the local people as Dzong or fort. The famed Sandul Gompa lies farther east from Tarakot and at the junction of Barbung khola and Tarup chu (river). The village stands on a hillock to the south of Bheri River at one time supervised collection of tolls for the trading caravans. Overnight camp is made by the river about 150 m below the village, near the police post or we climb a steep ridge for an hour to the village on a spur, where there are chorten in a Gompa on the edge of grassy plateau, with a solitary tree. We settle camp for overnight.
Day 06: Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast we continuous our walking to follow the Tarap chu river upstream, crossing by bridge and crossing the same river twice. The path leads through the farm terraces and rural villages of Sahartera and winding gradually towards a small settlement of Kola after 3-4 hrs of good morning walk. From this place descend with few ups to reach our overnight camp at Khani gaun with another 2 hrs of trek and overnight camp near by the village backyard.
Day 07: Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs walk
After breakfast we continue walking up to the gorge of the Tarap River, rising high above on a trail built out from steep slopes. The walk is quite exciting as the valley becomes narrow gorge that in some places you can jump from one side to another. Sometimes the path vanishes for a while, making our own path across stone slabs fitted on logs in between the walls which act as a bridge. The gorge also provides unexpected adventure and thrills. In some places, the bridges are either damaged or washed by the monsoon flood, and we may opt to cross the cold torrent on foot and overnight at camp by the river near before Kamattarka village.
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs walk
After breakfast we start our trek with a pleasant walk and with most scenic landscapes and easily get to the Yak Kharka. We will have lunch at the middle of the way. Camp will set up as before and we overnight at tented camp at Yak Kharka.
Day 09: Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Our morning walks begins after breakfast with a gradual up leading us at Kamattarka at the confluence of the Tarap Chu and Lang Khola, a stream flowing from the east. After few hours of good morning walk leaving the narrow gorge, from here the path leads just above tree lines for juniper bush and wild rose, typical of dry inner Himlayan valleys. Another 3 hours or more walk brings us to the village of Dho Tarap surrounded by an irregualr stone wall. At Dho, thirty -four houses are divided into three groups and built in a randomly way. In this Valley both Bon Po and Chaiba sects reside together. Tarap is also inhabited by few Tibetans and mostly Magars who have lived here for many generations and overnight Camp by the village yard.
Day 10: Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization
Today is the pleasant day free from the hassle of packing and chance to make friends with the locals who have hardly seen westerners. The Dolpo people wear home spun clothing that is sometimes dyed maroon and they favour Tibetan style somba or dhocha (boots with upturned toes) for foot wear. Both men and women often wear religious amulets and strings of coral, amber and turquoise. The people of the region are both Bon po and Nyingmapa of Buddhist sect. The Buddhist Gompa is nearby to the camp while the Bon Gompa (pre Buddhist) is about half an hour's walk.
Day 11: Trek to Tokyu Gaun 5-6 hrs walk
After a wonderful time here at Dho Tarap, our journey continues towards upper Tarap valley, the walk follows in this plain valley with patched of lush verdant grass on both sides of the river, which is completely different from other parts of inner Dolpo. The trek on this pleasant track leads by the Tarap chu upstream all the way. Tarap is certainly a dream valley with vast plains in high mountains extending twenty kilo meters along the river Tarap Chu, having ten villages with cultivated fields of barley, buck wheat, wheat and potato. After 3-4 hrs of good walk in this perfect tranquillity coming to the village of Tokyu, it has a monastery belonging to the Chiba sect. After visit this village our walk continues further up this valley climbing up the rough track for almost another three hours to reach our overnight camp beneath the Numa-la.
Day 12: Trek to Numa La
Today, we start our trek after breakfast with scenic view but gaining high altitudes and feel short breathing. We will have short day but feel little hard during the walk. Even a great day at the high altitude and we'll reach at the camp for overnight.
Day 13: Cross Numa La (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi
After breakfast our journey continues to crossing of Numa La pass at 5,190m, the track leads to steep climb all the way to the top ridge of Numa la with great views of the surrounding landscapes scenery of valleys, mountains including north face of the Dhaulagiri massif along with other distance snow capped peaks. This is one of the long and difficult days during the trek. It takes 6-7 hrs and after top at Numala we will descends another bottom part known as Phedi and overnight.
Day 14: Cross Baga La
(5,070m/16,630ft) and camp on the other side of the Phedi (4,470m/14,662ft) After breakfast our morning trek starts with a steep climb to reach the ridge top of Baga-la at 5,070m, which offers fantastic views of the surrounding landscapes and of the distant snow capped peaks of Kanjirowa Himal range, after a glorious moment at the pass, almost three hours of downhill walk takes to the Phedi and overnight.
Day 15: Trek to Ringmo
(3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs walks After breakfast our morning trek starts through the pine forest, on leaving the forest behind the country and the vegetation changes for pasture field and alpine shrubs most of the way to Ringmo on the gradual slopes with few ups and downs as we reach our final destination at Ringmo and the crystal serene Lake of Phoksundo.
Day 16: Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake
This is the pleasant day free from the hassle of packing and chance to visit the nearby Tibetan Buddhist monastery is well worth a visit, as is the village of Ringmo. A walk part way round the lake is also very enjoyable and relaxing. This is a great day exploring the lake areas and with a great views overnight at camp.
Day 17: Trek to chepka(2260m/7412ft)
From Chepka, the trail follows the massive overhanging rock. We found many important medicinal mineral which is believed to cure almost anything in this area. The route then passes through the villages, before climbing to the pasture at Chepka. We camp at Chepka.
Day 18: Trek to Jhupal
Following the trail gently sloping upwards, we march towards Jhupal. We meet tall birch trees on our way. From atop the ridge, we can have the most spectacular views of the mountain and Jhupal below. Utmost caution is required while trekking along this trail. After reaching Jhupal, we can spend our afternoon exploring the busy market town or simply pursuing whatever we feel like.
Day 19: One reserve day for flight plan
Juphal is the remote area airstrip and the flights are only operated in the morning time and during the day time it can be interrupted by wind or cloud. It is quite technical flight so it may suffer your flight due to weather problem. So, we keep a reserve day at Juphal for avoiding the flight problem.
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu via Nepaljung
We take a flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu on the next available flight. The rest of the day in Kathmandu can be spent shopping and general sightseeing.
Day 21: Rest day in Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore the city including the temples and sites of Thamel area. At the evening you'll transfer for farewell dinner in one of the Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 22: Departure
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.


Price

US $3450 per person
US $ 0 Single Room Supplement

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included:

Airport Pick Up & Drop Services:
  • » Pick Up » : Welcomes you with garland of flower in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to your hotel by our representative
  • » Domestic Drop/Pick Up » : Kathmandu Domestic Airport drop & pick up as flight indicated in itinerary
  • » Drop to Airport » : By means of appropriate private vehicle, with our airport representative, last minute transfer to airport after trip for onward journey
Trip Briefing & Information:
  • » We provide you Eco-friendly Trekking file consisting broad trip information and  introduce with your trekking guide at the time of remaining payment of the trip price after your arrival
Sight Seeing:
  • » Sightseeing Places » : Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square by private vehicle
  • » Guide » : Experienced English speaking city tour guide
  • » Entrance Fees » : All entrance of sites & monuments fees
Accommodations & Meals:
(All twin sharing basis) 
(Single room also served with extra charge) :
  • » Kathmandu » Four Star deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per itinerary
  • » Trekking » Comfortable, neat and clean accommodation on teahouse/Mt. lodge during trekking
  • » Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner » : Full board of meals are included while on trek and only breakfast are included in Kathmandu
  • » Seasonal fruits during the trek are provided
  • » Hot Drinks » : High altitude friendly different soups hot lemon or tea is served as cup basis in food time
  • »Welcome &  Farewell dinner » : We will take you to one finest restaurants of Nepal (Alcoholic beverages are excluded )
Flight / Transportation:
  • » Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Juphal and return by flight
Trekking Permit :
  • » All necessary Trekking permit & TIMS card
National Park Fare:
  • » All necessary National Park entrance fee
First Aid:
  • » Medical kit box during the trip
Trekking Crews :
  • » Guide » : Government Registered, well trained English Speaking mountain experience, First Aid and eco trained local guide escorts during your trekking
  • » Assistant Guides » : We provide assistant guide walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • » Porters » : We provide two of you a porter to support you to carry trekking stuffs. (Luggage per porter carries 25kg)
Porter Equipment :
  • » Trekking boots and Jacket in trekking 
Insurance:
  • » Guide /Porters » : Company provide insurance for our guide and porters as per state law
Trekking Equipment :
  • » Nepal Vision Duffel Bag and a t-shirt
  • » Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bags (which needs to be returned after the trek)
  • » Altitude Chamber » : Portable Altitude Chamber on request
Certificate:
  • » Nepal Vision adventure certificate 
Others:
  • » All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary

Cost Excluded:

Visa:
  • » Nepal » You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.

- Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

- Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

- Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Airfare:
  • » International Airfares
Meals:
  • » Lunch & Dinner in KTM » : Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu is excluded (Except welcome & fare well dinner)
Drinks:
  • » All cold drinks and any beverages are not included on trip price
  • » Drinking Water » : Drinking water is not included in the trip price
Insurance:
  • » You have to make your travel & rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel
Optional Excursion:
  • » Provide such service with extra charge on your request
  • » Optional Excursions » Our optional excursions are culture trips, ethno trips, and festival trips, monastery meditation with Lama & monks, nature medicine trips, bird watching, sports, farming trips and other incentive trips as per the client’s interest
Trekking Equipment:
  • » You have to arrange your personal trekking equipment such as trekking poles, water bottle etc… by yourself (see our equipment list)
Tipping:
  • » Tips for driver, guides and porters are not included in the cost
Others:
  • » Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porter
  • » Hot Shower in during the trekking period is not included
  • » Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
  • » Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Departure Dates for Lower Dolpo Trek

We provide a series of fixed departure trek, tour and expeditions in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India. If you are single and wishing to be with a group, you can join our fixed departure schedule. If the schedule dates are not convenient for you, contact us & let us know; we are more than happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals or group doesn’t want to join with our other group, we can operate as per your wish and requirement. We are ground operator of these Himalayan destination and able to arrange your trip as per your interested date and choice.

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Useful information before joining this trip

Trekking Group
In our trekking group the minimum number will be 2 persons and the maximum number will be 10 persons. For single also we organize the trip with single supplement (except some region most require minimum 2 persons), also you may join with our group in Kathmandu but make sure before you book the trip and concern more than 11 persons it doesn't mean we are not operating, we do on request. To keep the limit group size which means we can provide a best services and personal take care to our valuable clients.

Physical Requirements
Trekkers who are making their plan to travel in the Himalaya, this most require a good health condition and physically fitness with mentally refreshed. You are walking in the Himalaya about 4 to 7 hrs everyday and reaches at highest place. Depends on your trip you are starting your trek from 1000m/3280 feet to 5550m/18204 feet. So, health is a most essential part for your adventure travel. Nepal Vision treks most require your medical fitness certificate prior to your booking. Before the trip booking with us we suggest to consult with your Medical Doctor and in his/her references go for your trip booking process.

Our Trek Leaders and Staffs
Nepal Vision is a well stabilized trekking company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication) who are working with us since 1992 and some are trainers. Most of our field staffs are from the local area covering from eastern to western Himalayan ranges, which support the local people directly. They have good health fitness as well as well experience with good knowledge of team leading in the Himalayan region. We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency and some of have already trained. Please find the training list below, which we provide to our fellow trekking staffs,

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Government's Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation -department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet - TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • English Language - KEEP
  • Conservation & Biodiversity - KEEP
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (optional) - Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our operation is smooth as a safety concern: For our trek group, there will be one Leader and one Sherpa porter for two persons and above this will be one Leader, one assistance leader and one Sherpa porter based on two persons. This ensure if in case of one get sick, it would not disturb the itinerary and fellow members, the trip still running as plan as in itinerary. And please understand that our group starts from 2 and maximum it goes up to 10 which is good team to communicate and facilitate in every manner.

Porter Care: In our group member each has allowed his/her gear bag weighted not exceeding than 15kgs/33 pounds that we strongly care of porters rights and solely against any exploitation on its operation and we are closely working with IPPG (International Porters Progress Group).

Meals and Accommodation
We will provide all meals on full board basis during the trekking period. On teahouse trek we'll be providing from the teahouse menu three times a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee during the meal), On camping trek we will be providing fresh & hygienic food prepared by our camp chef and assistance from our own kitchen, which we set up everyday. During the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara meals on breakfast basis only included in the price. Snacks, bottled drinks including mineral water and alcohol are not included in the price.

We provide twin sharing accommodation as per your request during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara on B.B. plan. On teahouse style trek twin sharing accommodation on teahouse/Lodges and on camping style trek accommodation on twin sharing tented camp (Single occupancy available on request).

Acclimatization
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness stars from 3,600 meters/11808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

Acetazolamide (Diamox)
Diamox is known as one of the best medicine for the altitude sickness in Nepal Himalayas and almost of every travelers use Diamox for the safety and precaution for the Altitude Mountain Sickness while ascending up, but while descending, they usually stop to taking it.

Mostly a common advice of using Diamox is taking a dose of 125mgs every evening after dinner as a precaution. And it is advice that you should take a Diamox two days before reaching to the risk zone of AMS and continue taking till to ascent as a precaution. So, 125mgs is taking only for precaution every night but if you feel the altitude sickness, then you could add another two full tablet dose(500mgs- 1000mgs) for one day.

It is also advice that travelers should try to take Diamox at home, before heading to their altitude mountain adventure to see if they are allergic or if they have any side effect of using it. 

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is most essential if you are going to travel in the Himalaya; which protect your financial securities and compensate your lost property as well as life security. We are requesting to bring your travel insurance with you. Travel insurance should cover helicopter evacuation to be required and in case of any emergency, we talking with your insurance company then provide the evacuation for your life safety. Unless here in Kathmandu available on request.

Climate and Weather
Nepal is a country of diversified in a topography starting from 60 meters to top of the world 8,848 meters. Basically we have dry season from October to May and the wet season (monsoon) from June to September. Mid September to end of the November is one of the best times and also March to May good to visit in Nepal. During the autumn the vegetation is lush after the rains of the monsoon and the air is clean and fresh and spring can be a little dusty but with pleasant & warm weather. December to February is good for visibility but cold in high altitude as well as Kathmandu too. Starting the rain from June and till the mid of the September and cloudy weather badly for visibility.

Passport and Visa Requirements
Before you traveling check your passport and validity date. You most require a valid passport to visit out of country. Passports most have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trip. We most require your copy of full passport details with correct spelling written in your passport or scan copy is most preferable.

In Nepal you will require a visa which can be obtained in advance from the Nepalese Embassy from your country or you can get on arrival at the airport in Kathmandu.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency.
  • multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency.
  • multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency.

Tourist visa can be extended for maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year with an additional charge. Please visit for more information: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Permits and fees
In Nepal, you most require a permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. Incase of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.

Health and Medical Information
Our all staffs are well experienced travelers and sharing their experience to achieve the traveler's ambition. In fact, we specialized in the Himalayan travel and we all are from Himalayan region with plenty of local knowledge, which is a key factor to provide the standard service to our clients. Our all services based on client's safety and satisfaction. We provide the high range of quality services and personally taking care during the trip. Each of our guides carries medical kit bag for occurring incidents during the travel. As a result we have best recommendation from our previous clients.

Environmental Concerns
We are highly sensible to protect our natural environment and participating with many environmental clean up campaigns. Our responsible tourism carries good message to the locals and we insists and train them do's and don't, how to keep good environment etc. Besides this tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve the natural environment for future generations as well.

To find out more about the clean-up campaigns and environmental awareness events we've run with KEEP, please click here for more information.

Our Experience
Nepal vision trek has been stabilized in 1992 with Govt. registered company based in Kathmandu, Nepal and we are working in adventure travel in the Himalaya of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India carries long experience and built up own history in tourism. Our long experience in adventure travel, we are even more dedicated to fulfil our clients' requirement and always sincere with clients gratification. We are also delighted to say that many of our clients return again and again to travel with us and many of our new clients are through recommendations and word of mouth from happy and satisfied clients who have previously traveled with us.

How to Book
While you have chosen your trip, contact our head office by mail or phone to check the availability dates, groups or any remaining question you may have. We are happy to help and reply responsively as soon as possible. We'll hold your booking with us before your final decision. Please read properly our trip booking terms & conditions before your booking and fill up the booking form (download from our website) along with the appropriate deposit of 20 % per person in advance and payment made through the bank transfer or submit your credit card (visa/master card) details with booking form. When you choose the method of advance payment in an appropriate way, a signed and completed booking form will still be required for confirmation of booking. Bookings will only be confirmed once we receive a completed and signed booking form along with appropriate payment.

The final balance for your booking will be on arrival in Kathmandu. We will invoicing you after your arrival for the final balance along with other final pre departure details as appropriate. Your final invoice will show the price based on the previous quote at the time of invoicing.

We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!

Clothing and Equipment

Correct Clothing & Equipments are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel with us.

FOOTWEAR

RUNNING SHOES: 1 pair for casual Comfortable support shoes wear on lighter walking days.

LIGHT HIKING BOOTS: 1 pair of sturdy hiking boots in which you should wear a light synthetic sock under a warm heavy sock comfortably, either wool or synthetic. Sole should be flexible but still provide enough support for your feet. Boots should be very water repellent.

HIKING GAITERS (Optional): 1 pair keeps rocks out of shoes and boots dry in case of precipitation. Optional if trekking pants are worn.

WOOL SOCKS: 3 pair heavyweight wool socks to be worn over the liner socks. When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots. Remember to keep one fresh, dry pair of socks available at all times. Socks with padded shins are especially nice with boots.

LINER SOCKS: 3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

CLOTHING

LIGHTWEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR: 2 pair, tops & bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No Cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder). Zip-T-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One set of white for intense sunny days and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility.

LIGHT TREKKING PANTS: Lightweight nylon pants designed to be used while trekking. They are extremely air permeable, dry quickly and provide sun protection. Zip-off lower leg sections are convenient for switching to shorts.

T-SHIRTS: Lightweight crew style t-shirt that wicks away moisture. Shirt can be made of any synthetic material.

BANDANA: Bring bandanas for face masks and other tasks.

SYNTHETIC/SOFT SHELL JACKET: A full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pullover.

INSULTED DOWN-JACKET: Medium to heavy weight with hood.

HARD SHELL JACKET WITH HOOD: We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain.

HARD SHALL PANTS: Waterproof, breathable. Any side zipper length is fine as long as you can get them over your boots.

HANDWEAR

FLEECE/SOFT SHELL GLOVES: 1 pair. A heavier fleece will do a better job of keeping hands warmer when wet than lighter polypropylene or Capilene.

SHELL GLOVES WITH INSULATION: 1 pair. Insulation does not need to be removable. A good quality ski glove is sufficient.

HEADWEAR

HEADLAMP & SPARE BATTRIES: A good quality climber’s headlamp. For use at night, bring extra batteries!

SUN HAT: The sun can be intense at high altitude. A hat with a good visor provides protection for the nose and eyes. Baseball hats work well. A Buff is recommended to reduce the amount of dust inhaled while trekking and reduces the chance of infection.

NECK GAITER OR BUFF: Buff is preferred for covering the face and preventing sickness.

GLACIER GLASSES: 100% UV, IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use, must have side covers, leashes, and a nose guard is particularly helpful. No more than 8% light transmission. If you wear contact lenses we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses—it is a good idea to have these with “photo-gray” or equivalent light-sensitive material so they can double as emergency sunglasses. If you wear glasses we recommend prescription glacier glasses (gray or amber). Talk to your eye care professional to find out where prescription glacier glasses are available. Regular sunglasses are not dark enough and do not provide any side protection from the sun.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

SLEEPING BAG: High quality with hood to at least - 10 Degree, Down is lighter and less bulky, but more expensive than synthetics. (Company provide you sleeping bag for this trek)

BACKPACK: A day pack big enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing. 3,000cu.in. max

ADJUSTABLE 3 SECTION TREKKING POLES: Optional

WATER TREATMENT TABLETS: Iodine or Chloride Dioxide tablets. A small bottle or multi pack is sufficient. Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste. Chloride Dioxide formulas will not discolor water

WATER BOTTLES: 2 Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 Litre capacity per bottle. No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill.

PEE BOTTLE (Optional): but very useful.

PEE FUNNEL FOR WOMEN (Optional): Lightweight urinary director. (For minimal undressing for discreet use)

SUNSCREEN: SPF 30 or better, 2 small tubes. Make sure that the sun screen is not older than 6 months. Sunscreen older than six months loses half of its SPF rating.

HAND/FOOT WARMERS (Optional): Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

LIP SCREEN: SPF 30 or better, at least 2 sticks. Not older than 6 months.

MP3 PLAYER (Optional): Flash memory only players since hard drive players do not work at high altitude (above 13,000ft). Chargers can be used at several lodges along the way.

TRAVELING

LARGE DUFFLE BAG WITH TRAVEL LOCKS: 1 for transporting and storing gear. These bags are needed to transport your clothing.

PLASTIC BAGS (5): For lining stuff sacks & pack to keep gear dry. Trash compactor bags work best.

TRAVEL CLOTHES: You will need street/casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.

TOILETRY BAG: Include toilet paper, soap, towel, and toothbrush, Wet wipes 1-2 per day and hand sanitizer: Hand moisturizer.

FIRST AID

PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT (small and simple): Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids.

DRUGS/MEDICATIONS/PRESCRIPTIONS: Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for traveler’s diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.

This above list is only a guideline for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please give us a call (977 1 4423297). Or you can email at: info@nepalvisiontreks.com  

Trekking in Himalaya means uphill and downhill walking in remote part. So your health and physical fitness plays the vital role for completing this trek. If your level of fitness is good and your health is excellent, you can join this trek even you never done trekking in the high Himalayan region.
Credit cards are not accepted in during your trekking period so you have to use only Nepalese Rupees cash. In Kathmandu and other major cities modern banking facilities are available.
  • Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa.
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
  • Return flight tickets
  • Insurance coverage policy
  • Cash and Traveler’s Checks, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.
  • Bring a pen and a diary
The teahouse accepts Nepalese currency so you must have enough Nepalese currency with you.
You can get money exchange at your hotel or we will recommend you the better place where you get good exchanging rates. So once you are here in Kathmandu consult with your dealing manager for money exchange.
Nepal Immigration accepts US dollars only for visa. Please bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs
In the tea house trekking arrangement, they will provide private rooms. And most of the places, the bathrooms are shared and running water facility.
Most of the tea houses we get electricity facility in during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices.
No there is not any extra fees charges during the trek.
If you need to purchase some gear or supplies you can get it in Thamel area in Kathmandu. In Thamel you can get different international brand as well as local brand.
Our airport representative will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport holding your name so find your name at the arrival gate of the airport.
Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although; at night it is generally more cool and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! Average Temperatures in Nepal (in Degree Celsius)

Height Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Katmandu 16/28 14/26  7/22 1/20 1/18 4/20 7/25 12/28 16/30
1000 m 20/28 16/25 11/22 6/20 5/19 8/20 11/25 15/29 17/30
2000 m 13/22 10/21 4/17 1/14 0/13 1/14 4/18 8/22 12/23
3000 m 11/19 6/18 1/15 -2/13 -3/12  -1/13 2/16 5/19 8/20
4000 m 1/13 -3/12 -8/8 -10/6 -12/4 -10/5 -6/9  -3/12 -1/13
5000 m -1/10 -6/8 -11/6 -13/4 -18/3 -14/5 -8/7 -4/11 -2/12
In Tea House trek you will served a variety of local foods including such items as Tibetan fried bread, soups, momo’s (steamed dumplings), daal- bhat (lentils and rice), tarkari (steamed, fried, or curried vegetables), potatoes (prepared in dozens of ways), pastas and even a version of pizza. Meats are rarely eaten although you may have canned tuna or sardines and the occasional yak stew. Breakfasts typically consist of eggs (prepared in many ways), hot porridge, muesli, toast, peanut butter and honey.
A backpack (also called rucksack, knapsack, packsack, and pack) is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders.
It is difficult to wash your clothes in during your trekking period.
Bring Diamox (altitude sickness medicine) and your personal medication with you.
A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trekking we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if you inform us prior enough time to manage extra day/s trekking.
The weight limit for the trek is 15kgs/33 pounds (LBS) per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended.
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