Rara Lake Trek

(TripID #NV-00 122)

Trip Details

Trip Length 17 days Activities Trekking, Sightseeing
Difficulty Moderate Max Elevation 3,500m/11,480ft at Danphe Lagna pass
Trek/Tour Style Camping Meal Full board on trek, breakfast in city
Accommodation Camping on trek, hotel in city. Transportation Flight/Private vehicle
Best Month 15 Mar-31 May & 15 Sep-30 Nov Group Size 2 to10 Persons Minimum(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

Rara Lake is the biggest lake in Nepal. The late King Mahendra Shah of Nepal was so mesmerized by its beauty that he had the lake alternatively named as Mahendra Daha (where Daha means Lake). The enchanting lake is situated inside Rara National Park at an altitude of 2,980 m (9,837 ft). The clean lake and its surroundings attract numerous wild lives and home variety of flora and fauna.

Rara Lake Trek offers a unique window to enjoy wilderness. Numerous birds add music to the serene surrounding.  You trek through unrivalled natural beauty to reach Daphne Langa Pass at an altitude of 3,500 m (11,480 ft). The hills are blanketed by pine and juniper forests and the valley underneath are in mostly prairies. The trek, at times, can be strenuous and requires trekkers to camp in many parts.

The Rara National Park is home to around 1,074 species of animals including 51 mammalian species and 214 species of birds. Black Bear, Leopard, Black Panther, Deer, Red Panda, Boars and the likes are among the popular sightings in the national park.

Starting from a beautiful town in western Nepal named Jumla, the trek trail proceeds along a range of majestic Himalayan peaks and the daunting terrain of Dolpo region before end our adventure in Nepalgunj.

Sample day on "Rara Lake Trek"

All our treks are 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
Day 03:
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04:
Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla(2370m/7773ft)
Day 05:
Trek to Uthugaon (2530m/8298ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 06:
Trek to Danphe Lagna (3500m/11480ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 07:
Trek Lagna to Chautha (2770m/9085ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 08:
Trek to Dhotu (2380m/7806ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 09:
Trek to Rara Lake (2980m/9774ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 10:
Explore day at Rara
Day 11:
Trek to Gorusingha (3190m/10463ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 12:
Trek to Sinja (2440m/8003ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 13:
Trek to Jaljala Chaur (3270m/10725ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 14:
Trek to Jumla (2370m/7773ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 15:
Fly to Kathmandu via Nepaljung
Day 16:
Leisure at Kathmandu
Day 17:
Departure from Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary for Rara Lake 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: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
As per the flight schedule for Nepalgunj we transfer to the domestic airport for one and half hour scenic flight to Nepalgung. At Nepalgunj we will have time in the late afternoon or evening to have a look around the town which is situated on the southern Nepal border with India, and stay overnight in this transit city.
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Jumla (2370m/7773ft)
After a pleasant overnight at Nepalgunj, early morning transfer to airport for the 45 minute flight to Jumla over the Himalayan foothills, with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks to the north. On arriving at Jumla our trekking staffs will receive you, who have walked all the way from Nepalgunj with the camping gear and food supply. Jumla town is in a delightful valley and here are the highest limits of paddy cultivation, growing red rice. The town is the administrative headquarters of the entire Karnali zone and Jumla district.
Day 05: Trek to Uthugaon (2530m/8298ft), 4-5 hrs walk
After breakfast we start our trek by following the north bank of the Tila Khola river and then turn north following the Chaudhabise Khola passing through fields and pine forests. We will ascent up the Padmara valley. Our trail keeps following the river until we arrive at the small village of Uthugaon, where we will have a good campsite close to the school on the opposite site of the river.
Day 06: Trek to Danphe Lagna (3500m/11480ft), 4-5 hrs walk
After breakfast we follow the trail through the narrow canyon to the village of Padmara. Our path then climbs to the Khali Lagna pass at 3550m/11644ft through a deep forest of pines, spurches and firs. Shortly after this pass both routes come together and the trail then descends gently through mixed forest of spruces, birches and rhododendrons to arrive at our campsite at Danphe Lagna.
Day 07: Trek Lagna to Chautha (2770m/9085ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast our trails descend steep passing through fir, birch, and walnut and bamboo forests. After crossing a bridge we follow the river downstream before starting a serious climb passing some water-driven mills to Kabra. Here is a huge overhanging rock which is the source of silajit, a mineral which is believed to have "healing" properties. Our steep climb continues for a while and then levels out before Bhara village. After this village we then descend to the Chauro Khola river to the village of Chautha.
Day 08: Trek to Dhotu (2380m/7806ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After breakfast we continues follow the stream uphill to Bhulbule, the Rara National Park entrance station at 3130m/10266ft. Our path continues climbing gently to Ghurchi Lagna pass 3450m/11316ft which is covered with chortens (round stone Buddhist monuments) and prayer flags. From the pass the route descends gently at first before dropping down precipitously through spruce forests. We camp at the small settlement of Dhotu village.
Day 09: Trek to Rara Lake (2980m/9774ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Today is a short and pleasant trek with fine views to the north. We traverse a steep north facing slope from Dhotu, and cross a series of fields down to a small stream. After crossing the bridge, we climb up to the Thakuri village of Jhyari. From Jhyari, we climb steadily up through cedar forest to a huge meadow atop a 3050m/10004ft ridge with great overhead views of Rara Lake. We will follow the trail along to the northern side of the Lake, where the park headquarters and the camping ground are situated.
Day 10: Explore day at Rara
Rara Lake is the largest lake in Nepal. It is almost 13 km around the lake and a day devoted to walk around is well spent. Rara is designated a national park in 1975 and this region offers remoteness and a wilderness experience unlike any other region of Nepal, where birds, flowers and wildlife thrive. Among the mammals in this region are Himalayan bears, Serows, Gorals, Musk Deer, Red Pandas and both Rhesus and Langur Monkeys. The 180 meter deep lake is a habitat for otters and an important resting place for migrating water fowl.
Day 11: Trek to Gorusingha (3190m/10463ft), 5-6 hrs walk
After explore the Rara Lake the trail will follow the Khatyar Khola river. We will keep following this river slowly descending before we climb out following a small trail surrounded by pine, spruce and rhododendron forests. We follow our path dropping into the Ghatta valley heading towards the small settlement of Gorusingha where there are several excellent campsites.
Day 12: Trek to Sinja (2440m/8003ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Our route keeps heading down the Ghatta valley from Gorusingha following the Sinja Khola river downwards to Sinja. From the 12th to 14th century, Sinja was the capital of the Malla dynasty that ruled western Nepal. The ruins of the old palace can be seen across the river. There is an interesting temple here dedicated to Bhagwati, the goddess of justice who rides atop a tiger.
Day 13: Trek to Jaljala Chaur (3270m/10725ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Today the trail crosses the Sinja Khola on a wooden cantilever bridge. After passing a few small villages, the trail crosses back and forth across the river on a series of quaint log bridges. Most of the trek is through forest of pine, birch and oak and fields of barley and corn. Then the trail makes a steep climb to Jaljala Chaur, a gigantic meadow full of horses.
Day 14: Trek to Jumla (2370m/7773ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Keep climbing through forest to yet another meadow, just below the ridge at 3510m/11512ft, then a pleasant descent to Jumla.
Day 15: Fly from Jumla to Kathmandu with brief stop at Nepalgunj
Early morning 30 minutes sweeping wonderful flight to Nepalgunj over the Himalayan foothills, overlooking stunning views of the snow capped peaks. On arrival at Nepalgunj depending upon the connecting flight schedule to Kathmandu. If it's in the afternoon we will have time, few hours for refreshment in the comfort of the Hotel at Nepalgunj. We then connect with flight back to Kathmandu and received and transfer to your hotel.
Day 16: Leisure at Kathmandu
It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Jumla. This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner.
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu
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 $2375 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 Jumla and return by flight
Trekking Permit :
  • » All necessary Trekking permit & TIMS card
National Park Fare:
  • » All necessary National Park 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 Guidesv » : 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 porters
  • » 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 Rara Lake 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

Diamox (Acetazolamide) 
Diamox (Acetazolamide) allows you to breathe faster so that you metabolize more oxygen, thereby minimizing the symptoms caused by poor oxygenation. This is especially helpful at night when respiratory drive is decreased. Since it takes a while for Diamox to have an effect, it is advisable to start taking it 24 hours before you go to altitude and continue for at least five days at higher altitude. The recommendation of the Himalayan Rescue Association Medical Clinic is 125 mg. twice a day (morning and night). (The standard dose was 250 mg., but their research showed no difference for most people with the lower dose, although some individuals may need 250 mg.) Possible side effects include tingling of the lips and finger tips, blurring of vision, and alteration of taste. These side effects may be reduced with the 125 mg. dose. Side effects subside when the drug is stopped. Contact your physician for a prescription. Since Diamox is a sulfonamide drug, people who are allergic to sulfa drugs should not take Diamox. Diamox has also been known to cause severe allergic reactions to people with no previous history of Diamox or sulfa allergies. Frank Hubbell of SOLO recommends a trial course of the drug before going to a remote location where a severe allergic reaction could prove difficult to treat.

 

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.
» INSULATED 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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