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Best Poon Hill Ghandruk Short Trek

How long is the Poon Hill Trek?

Best Poon Hill Ghandruk Short Trek, Poon Hill Trek is Minimum 4 days (Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara then walk to Hile or Tikedunga either takes a jeep to Ulleri. Day 02: Have breakfast in Hile, Tikhedunga, and Ulleri to Ghorepani 2850M, Day03: Early in the morning walk to Poon Hill 3210M for sunrise then back to Ghorepani, walk to Ulleri catch a jeep to Pokhara850M and Day 04: we provide deluxe tourist bus ticket to come to Kathmandu but there are many options hire a private car, catch a flight or Public Bus too)

If you have time we can extend days with circuit trips as Poon Hill Ghandruk Short Trek and Awesome View Point Trek. That trekking route goes through Ghorepani Poon Hill 3210M. And we are flexible for our guest interest with different itineraries.

How far is Poon Hill from Ghandruk?

Ghandruk to Poon Hill around 15.2KM. It is a one-day trekking camp 6-7hours walk. Ghandruk is a Gurung majority community with their old unique village but in this 21st century they are destroying their old houses to new build new houses. This construction makes Ghandruk as a small city. 

Ghandruk village is a gateway to Poon Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and ending point of Annapurna circuit trek. From Ghandruk village you can see awesome Mountain View such as Annapurna massif, Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hinchuli, Tent peak, etc.

How hard is Poon Hill Trek?

Poon Hill Trek is easy trekking in the Annapurna area. Poon hill 3210 M is the highest part of the trip.  It is a very suitable trek for ageing people, family trips, big volume students, and all other trekkers.

Ghorepani is the central point for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Jomsom Trek, and Khopra Trek. Top of the Poon hill 3210M you can see more than 15 peaks so, this place is very nice for mountains view. And Best Poon Hill Ghandruk Short Trek Spring season March and April you can see the beautiful jungle of Rhododendron flower.

How do we get Kathmandu to Poon Hill?

First, you should start from Kathmandu to Pokhara. And there are many options to be in Pokhara as by flight, car, tourist bus, and public bus. Again we should catch the vehicle from Pokhara to Nayapul after that we have to walk to be in Ghorepani Poon Hill 3210M.

Can we see Everest from Poon Hill?

If you go Everest base camp trek then you will see as a mirror. Poon hill is a totally different direction. To be honest you will not see Mt. Everest 8848M from Poon Hill but you will Mount Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hinchuli, Gangapurna, Bahrashikha, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal, etc.

Do you need a guide for Poon Hill Trek?

You can do yourself this trek. I mean guide is not compulsory for this trek but we suggest hiring license holder trekking guide and hiring a porter to carry your trekking gears. A guide will manage all transportation, trekking permit for check-in and checkout places, booking accommodation, and which food is good for mountains as well as full information for your trip. If you go yourself you can do it but you will face much confusion and it makes your trek not fruitful.

How do I get from Ghandruk to Pokhara?

There are two options to go to Pokhara. All the way walk to Nayapul then catch a car to Pokhara or you can catch a public bus or private jeep direct to Pokhara. And if you have time and want to spend more days in the mountains then can walk through Landruk, Pothana, and Sarangkot to Pokhara.

Can we drive to Poon Hill?

There is no driving road so you should walk to Poon Hill 3210M. But definitely you have to drive some part. Poon Hill Trek is a very peaceful area for walking so, if there is road then natural beauty, as well as wild animals, will disappear.

How high is Ghorepani?

Ghorepani is 2850M. the spot used to be a rest stop where antiquated dealers discovered water (Pani in Nepali) for their ponies (Ghora in Nepali), in this way promoting the terminology Ghorepani. The development of new streets has made the Ghorepani shipping lane superfluous, and as such, the fundamental salary hotspot for inhabitants of the town is presently the travel industry.

Ghorepani 2850M lies central of Annapurna trekking. It is the gateway of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Poon Hill Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, and Annapurna circuit itinerary end at Ghorepani. Only Magar community in Ghorepani called Poon. Long years ago there were no houses only small hut where shepherd stays to take care of their animals. When tourist flows in this area then people came there from Chitre, Shikha, and Ghara for their business.

What mountains we can see from Poon Hill?

Poon Hill is the best place in the Annapurna region to see the Mountains. You will see Mount Dhaulagiri 8160M, Dhampus Peak 6012M, Nilgiri 7061M, Annapurna I 8081M, Annapurna South 7219M, Hiunchuli 6441M, Fishtail 6993m, Annapurna Ranges and Lamjung Himal.

How hard is trekking in Nepal?

We have various trekking routes in Nepal. There are easy to hardest trekking as a difficult walking trail with height elevation. And it is difficult to say this trip easy and that is difficult because which is depends on trekkers’ interests and physical fitness.

Mostly elevation makes the trip difficult. So, I have mentioned here easy trekking and difficult ones eg; Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Three Pass Trek, etc.

How do I get from Kathmandu to Pokhara?

There are four options to be in Pokhara from Kathmandu. 1, Talking Plane 2, Private Car or Jeep 3, Tourist Deluxe Bus and 4, Public Bus or Hiace.

How do you get from Nayapul to Pokhara?

Two options by hiring private cars or Jeep either taking the public buses to Pokhara. If you hire a private vehicle it takes 1:30hours and the public one takes more than two hours or some time you should wait a long time at Nayapul.

How do I trek to Annapurna base camp?

The Annapurna base camp trek can do in 8 days to 12 days itinerary. But it depends on your walking speed as well as your holiday in the mountain. This trek starts from three ways; 1, drive to Dhampus Phedi 30m then start to walk. 2, Drive to Nayapul 2hours then start to walk Ulleri and 3, Drive to Nayapul 2hours then walk to Ghandruk.

What is Ghandruk famous for?

Ghandruk is a very old Gurung village in Nepal. They have preserved a lot of Gurung cultures and traditions. When you are there you will see old Gurung houses and living style. And there is the Gurung museum, paying few amounts you can wear a Gurung dress and take nice pictures.

Due to the Gurung settlement, there are many Gurkhas. They have been involved in the British army since the First World War. Very nice Mountains view from your room window.

How far is Ghandruk from Pokhara?

Ghandruk is 58.2km far from Pokhara. Pokhara to Nayapul by car 2 hours then walk 4-5 hours to Ghandruk. But you can hire a private jeep in Pokhara then direct drive to Ghandruk instead of walk to there.

How far is Dhampus from Pokhara?

Dhampus is 25km from Pokhara. This community is mostly Gurung people but there is a mixed cast. Dhapus is a beautiful village from where you can see a nice mountain view and Pokhara valley.

When should I go trekking in Nepal?

You can go trekking in Nepal anytime but it depends on the months because wintertime is very cold so you can do only a short trek. And Monsoon seasons every day rain so it is difficult to walk. We suggest autumn season (September to November) and spring season (March to May) those are the best time to do trekking in Nepal.

How can I see the Himalayas without trekking?

You are interested to see the Himalayas but you do not have time for trekking in that situation. We offer you such a trip to see mountains Nagarkot day trip, Sarangkot Sun Rise, Mountain flight and Everest Heli Tour (to see mountains in Everest region), and Annapurna base camp Heli Tour.

Which is better Annapurna or Everest?

It is very complicated to compare between Annapurna or Everest. They have their own beauty from a different perspective. It needs to deep study to find the better of Annapurna and Everest. There are many beauties make different such as elevation, mountains, domestic and wild animals, ethnicity, people, and Geographic area. For more details you can see in this chart then you can find a difference between them and can choose any of them for your trip.

S.N.Annapurna Region TripsEverest Region Trips
1Annapurna Base Camp TrekEverest Base Camp Trek
2Ghorepani Poon Hill TrekEverest View Trek
3Annapurna Circuit TrekEverest Gokyo Ri Trek
4Annapurna Two Passes TrekEverest Three Passes Trek
5Upper Mustang TrekIsland Peak Climbing

Do I need a guide for the Annapurna base camp?

The guide is not compulsory for Annapurna base camp trek to this day but we suggest hiring a guide to make your trip fruitful. There are many record trekkers lost and fall down from the trekking trail because they do not have enough information about the trail. Due to mountains some sleeper and a somewhere nice trail. But the choice is yours.

Can you see Everest from Annapurna base camp?

It is a different direction so you will not see Mt. Everest from Annapurna Base Camp and you will not see Annapurna Mountains from Everest base camp too.

Does Ghandruk have snow?

There will be snow at Ghandruk in the wintertime but there will not be that much deep. When the sun will rise then it will melt quicker than the other part because Ghandruk is a sunny village.

How far is Ghandruk from Kathmandu?

Kathmandu to Ghandruk around 260km. It takes a minimum of 2 days to be in Ghandruk when you are there you will feel heaven. Because Ghandruk is a very fantastic place for the family and a short vacation.

How large is Pokhara?

Pokhara is 200km west of Kathmandu. This city has been covered 464.24 km2 and 4.4 km2 water. As 2019 AD 421000 people are living in this city and there are various castes such as Gurung, Magar, Brahamin, Chhetri, Damai, Kami, and many others. Pokhara is a gate of the Annapurna trekking so many tourists come there and it is a very beautiful place for travelers. Much heritage side Davis fall, Mahenddra Cave, Bad Cave, Boating in Fewa Lake, White Gompa, Barahi Temple, and International museum, etc. And you can see many mountains from the roof of your hotel including Fewa Lake.

Is Annapurna Circuit dangerous?

Annapurna circuit is not dangerous but wherever you go there will be some part of the risk. So that Annapurna Circuit trek has some risk but not very dangerous. You should cross Thorong La pass 5416M highest one in this trek. So, sometime you might face Altitude sickness. If you hire a guide or porter they will take care and suggest what to do and not to do during your trek in Mountain.

Is Annapurna base camp dangerous?

Sometime there will be dangerous because you are walking in Mountain. But not every part of the trekking trail. There are many things as Altitude sickness, a loss away, avalanche, and safe from Crevasse during your trek.

Is Annapurna base camp trek safe?

Annapurna base camp trek is safe trekking for your holiday. But some places have avalanche probability and altitude sickness. if you hire a guide and porter then you will safe for the whole trek.  

Is ABC or EBC tougher?

EBC is tougher than ABC. Because ABC trek starts from 850M to Annapurna base camp 410M but EBC trek starts from 2850M to Kalapathar 5555M. When you go Annapurna base camp trek, we take ground transportation that means you will not go high elevation as flight. But when you go EBC trek catch plane then land on 2850M Lukla. So, the elevation makes tough trekking.

How much is Annapurna Circuit?

It is very complex to say the exact cost of the Annapurna circuit trek. There are various things that will determine the price of the trip such as the volume of the trekkers, Days of the trip, Service quality, and seasonal. Three categories for Annapurna circuit trip; a Budget trip on 2 people basis for 16 days cost is $ 496/- PP, Standard trip cost is $ 1040/PP on two people basis, and Deluxe trip cost is $ 1315/ PP on two people basis. These services cost is based on two people basis so if there are more people then cost will minimize.

Can I do the Annapurna Circuit own?

There are many trips including Annapurna circuit trek also can do own. But you should manage all trekking permits ACAP and TIMS. If there is some problem during the trek, it will be difficult for managers.

How many km is Annapurna base camp trek?

It is 116km in total for full 10 days Annapurna base camp trek and an average 4-5hours walk a day. This trek starts from Nayapul, Ullery, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, Deurali, MBC, ABC, Bamboo, Jhinu to Pokhara.

Can we see the Himalayas from Kathmandu?

You will see many mountains from Kathmandu valley but need to walk to that viewpoint Monkey Temple, Chandragiri Hill, Nagarkot View Point, Mountain flight, and Heli Tour.

How can I see Mount Everest without trekking?

If you have a short holiday in Nepal and really want to see Mt. Everest there are many options to see; Mountain flight, Nagarkot sunrise viewpoint, and Everest Heli tour 3-4hours.  

Is Nepal safe for Female Travelers?

We provide a female guide for female trekkers on their request so; it is 100% safe to trek from our side. But we are not sure for other trekking companies what they do.  We are always happy to provide female guide services for female trekkers in Nepal.

10 Trekking Peaks in Nepal

Trekking Peaks in Nepal, Nepal is only one Himalayan country in the world. Where is the highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest 8848M. And 14 peaks above 8000M in the world but 8 peaks are in Nepal.

We have many trekking peaks but above 5800M 27 peaks need to buy a permit to the summit and no permit fee for less than 5800M. Those 5800M peaks are called trekking peaks in Nepal. This trip is a combination of trekking and climbing, Most of the part is trekking that means use lodges and roughly 4-5 days for tented camping.

So, these trekking peaks are an alternative package for those travelers who love to trekking and climbing in a once time in Nepal. To climb the trekking peaks are starts from low elevation so, it is enough to acclimatize after trekking.

Besides trekking peak climbing we organize Trekking, Tours, Jungle Safari, and Social Charity in the rural area of Nepal.

Island Peak

Overview

Trip RouteKathmandu – Lukla – Island Peak – Lukla and Kathmandu.
TransportationCar and Flight
Trip Duration17 Days
Group Size1Pax Above
Max. ElevationIsland Peak 6189M.
Best SeasonSep –Nov to March –May
Trip GradeStrenuous Plus
Trip PermitLocal Tax, National Park Fee, Climbing Permit
AccommodationLodges/Tent Camping
MealsBreakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Located AreaEverest Region

The Island peak is known as Imja Tse Peak in the previous period in Nepal. But nowadays it is famous an Island Peak. This mountain is situated in Sagarmatha National Park eastern part of Nepal. In 1953 AD, the British climbing team was in the Khumbu region to climb Mt. Everest at that time they had seen Imja Tse peak is Iland of the sea. After that Imja Tse peak named Island Peak in Nepal.

Island Peak Climbing is a quite technical trekking peak in chhukum valley. This peak climbing is a combination itinerary with Everest Base Camp Trek. But you can choose only Island peak or including EBC. But we highly recommended you visit Base camp also because only 3- 4days more if you hike to EBC 5380M and Kalapathar 5555M. It is an incredible view of Mt. Everest as a mirror with huge Khumbu glacier base Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse Sahar Mountains.

During the 17 days trip, 3-4 days in camping where should be private staff that means own tents, cooking thing, all require things to eat. And the rest of the days you can spend in lodges and lodges people manage everything Eg; lodging and food.

Entire these 17 days trip, you will be on top of those places Island Peak Top 6189M, Kalapathar 5555M, Everest Base Camp 5380M, Nangkartshang Peak 5086M and Chhukum Ri 5550M.

Mera Peak  

Overview

Trip RouteKathmandu – Lukla – Khare – Mera Summit – Lukla –Kathmandu.
TransportationCar and Flight
Trip Duration17 Days
Group Size01 Pax Above
Max. Elevation Mera Peak 6476M.
Best SeasonSep – Nov to March – May
Trip GradeStrenuous Plus
Trip PermitLocal Tax, National Park Fee and Climbing fee
AccommodationLodges/Tent Camping
MealsBreakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Located Area Everest Region

Mera peak is situated in Solukhumbu district province number 02 of Nepal. Mera peak is the highest trek climbing peaks in Neal. These are three parts peaks as a Mera North 6554M, Mera Central 6444M, and Mera Center is 6066M from sea level. Mera central is the best one to the summit and from here you can see five 8000M. Above peaks as a panoramic view Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu. 

The trip route starts from Kathmandu, drive to Manthali then fly to Lukla. Then the trip starts to walk from Lukla, camp regularly such as places Chutenga, Chetara, Kothe, Thangnag (Acclimatization day in Thanggnag), Khare camp until these places have lodges then after this, you should make tent camp in Mera base camp, high camp until your plan success. After would there are three ways you can follow as your time schedule, same way back to Lukla then fly back to Kathmandu, trek to Phaplu then fly to Kathmandu or drive to Kathmandu and if you have time then you trek continue to Everest Base Camp or can climb other peaks as Island, Lobuche Peak.

Lobuche Peak

Overview

Trip Route Kathmandu – Lukla – EBC – Lobuche Summit – Lukla – Kathmandu
TranspirationCar/Bus/Flight
Trip Duration16 Days
Group Size 1 Pax Above
Max. Elevation Lobuche Peak 6119M.
Best SeasonSep –Nov to March –May
Trip GradeStrenuous Plus
Trip PermitLocal Tax, National Park Fee, Climbing Permit
Accommodation Lodges/Tent Camping
MealsBreakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Located AreaEverest Region

Lobuche Peak Climbing also included in 10 trekking peaks in Nepal. There is Lobuche East and West, so the Nepal Mountaineering Association of Nepal has been categorized as Lobuche East as Trekking Peak and West are Expedition. Because the East is easier than the west but most of the climber will climb Lobuche west. Lobuche Peak also around Everest Base Camp So, we have combined here EBC trek and Lobuche peak climbing. And days do not take more if walk to EBC and it helps to acclimatize to climb the peak. It is the `A` category peak.

Lobuche peak is ascent in 1984AD by Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzel Sherpa but it might be ascent before but there is no record at all. The trip starts from Kathmandu to Manthali then fly to Lukla. The first camp will be in Phakding then the second day in Namche Bazaar which is known as the capital of Sherpa village. Next day hike to Everest view hotel from there you can see awesome view Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche then visit Khumjung village.

During the 16 days trip itinerary take to Tyangboche Monastery, Dingboche, Chhiku valley then cross to Thukla pass. Next day Lobuche for overnight then walk to Gorakshep after lunch hike to Everest Base Camp. After that early in the morning climb to Kalapathar 5555M for sunrise from where you can see an awesome view of Mt. Everest around many other mountains including Khumbu glacier.

After these days a trip leads to the climbing part. Trip back to Lobuche then trek to high camp where you should make your own tent with all foods but before everywhere there are lodges. Take a summit then back to high camp but the weather is not favorable then can wait for when summiting then down to Lobuche. Completing summit there are two ways back to Kathmandu one you should follow all the down when you ascent. Either you can go through Chola pass and follow Gokyo valley if you have time but the choice is yours. The trip will end in Lukla then you can enjoy with your staff with Nepali music.

Paldor Peak

Overview

Trip route Kathmandu – Syabrubesi – Paldor Summit – Chalish- Dhading – Kathmandu.
TransportationPrivate Jeep/Public Bus
Trip Duration13 Days
Group Size1 Pax Above
Max. Elevation Paldor Peak 5896M.
Best SeasonSep – Nov to March – May
Trip GradeStrenuous Plus
Trip PermitNational Park Fee and Climbing fee
AccommodationLodges/Tent Camping
MealsBreakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Located AreaLangtang and Ganesh Himal Region

Paldor Peak is between the Rasuwa and Dhading district. The Mailung Khola is a borderline of these two districts Rasuwa and Dhading. And Paldor peak is one of the nearest trekking peaks to climb from Kathmandu within 13 days. If you catch a private jeep from Kathmandu to Somdang and Somdang to Kathmandu. It doesn`t take even 13 days to summit. This peak ascent in Monsoon 1949AD Bill Tilman and his team including Nepali guide.

To climb Paldor peak, you can start a trip through Kathmandu to Syabrubesi then walk, drive direct drive from Kathmandu to Somdang then walk to base camp. Secondly start through Kathmandu, Dhading to Dundure by drive then walk through Jharlang, Chalish, Tipling to base camp. Most of the trekkers and climber start this trip through Syabrubesi then go through Chalish. Paldor peak starts from Lantang National Park and Syabrubesi is the main point to start trekking for Langtang Trek, Ruby Vally Trek, Tamang Heritage Trek, and Paldor peak. This Paldor peak trail is mostly the same trail of ruby valley trekking and only Somdang to Paldor summit time which is roughly 3-4 days different.

This Paldor peak route is taking you pleasant trail until the Lapdung, Tipling village. After would trail goes different communities as Tamang, Gurung, and Biswokarma with their variety of cultures. Nowadays this part is known as the ruby valley region and before it is only known Ganesh Himal. You can see from Paldor peak, Pabahil Peak, Lapsang Karspo, all Ganesh Himal ranges during your trip.

Site trip fishing in fresh running water, Natural hot spring bath, Visit Sertung Tamang village with Ghale Durbar, and see mountains. If you give permission Gurung mother group will come to your cultural program for some hours. Then trek to Jharlang then catch a public jeep to Dhading Kathmandu.

Pisang Peak

Overview

Trip RouteKathmandu – Chame – Pisang Peak Summit – Besisahar – Kathmandu.
TransportCar/Jeep/Public Bus
Trip Duration14 Days
Group Size01 Pax Above
Max. ElevationPisang Peak 6091M.
Best SeasonSep – Nov to March – May
Trip Grade Strenuous Plus
Entry Permit ACAP, Climbing Permit
Accommodation Lodge/Tent Camping
Meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
LocationsAnnapurna Region

To climb this peak, need Annapurna Conservation Area Project and Pisang Peak permit. Those permits should buy in Kathmandu. And manage all trip staff, lodging, and food for camping as well as climbing equipment. Pisang Peak Climbing itinerary can follow as three ways, First all the way trek from Bulbule which will help to climb peak due well acclimatize, Secondly you can catch jeep from Besisahar to Pisang 3250M in a day then start the walk to destination and Third, you can catch a flight to Humde 3350M but less chance to fly there because of frequency poor weather. We suggest that you would better to walk from Bulbule 850M. This is the best way for all climbers. During the trip you should make 3-4 days camping, other times can stay and eat in lodges.

After completed your destination then you can choose two itinerary keeps to continue to Manang 3519M, Annapurna circuit trek cross Thorong La Pass then fly to Pokhara from Jomsom either walk to Pokhara. Second options you can walk to Pisang village then catch jeep all the way to Besisahar 760M. Next day drive back to Kathmandu.

Chulu East

Overview

Trip Route Kathmandu – Manang – Chulu East Summit – Thorong Pass –Jomsom - Kathmandu.
Trip Duration 17 Days
Group Size01 Pax Above
Max. ElevationChulu East Peak 6435M.
Best Season Sep – Nov to March-May
Trip GradeStrenuous Plus
Entry PermitACAP, Climbing Permit
AccommodationLodge/Tent Camping
Meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
LocationsAnnapurna Region

Chulu east is a moderate trekking peak in the Annapurna region. And to climb this peak you should follow all the way of Annapurna circuit trek and after Yak Kharka route turn right of Annapurna circuit trail. On top of Chu east you can see Annapurna I 8091M, Annapurna II 7937M, Annapurna III 7554M, Annapurna IV 7525M, Gangapurna 7455M, Tilicho Peak 7134M, Mt. Dhaulagiri8168M, Mt. Manaslu 8156M, Thorong Peak 6100M, Thorong La Pass 5416MS and Glacier Dome.

Normally Chulu Peak trip is 17 days itinerary for whole trekking and climbing but there are several ways to make an itinerary. If you catch jeep all the way from Besisahar to Manang it makes the trip shorter but it is not well enough to acclimatize to climb a peak. After summiting the Chulu east then trip takes to Thorong Phedi 4519M and cross Thorong La Pass 5416M. You will be Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage place Muktinath. Enjoying beautiful scenery in Muktinath. Next walk to a small airport in Jomsom then fly back to Pokhara.

During the 17 days trip, 5 days are camping itinerary, So, you should prepare everything for requiring tents, food, kitchen materials, staff, climbing gears and climbing permits in Kathmandu. Because you will not get proper things in this region. But rests of the days you can sleep and eat at lodges so you do not need other things except your personal things.

Langshisha Ri

Overview

Trip Route Kathmandu – Syabrubesi – Langtang – Langshisha Peak Summit – Lama Hotel - Kathmandu.
TransportJeep/Public Bus
Trip Duration14 Days
Group Size01 Pax Above
Max. ElevationLangshisha Ri 6427M.
Best SeasonSep – Nov to March-May
Trip Grade Strenuous Plus
Entry PermitNational Park Fee, Climbing Permit
Meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation Lodge/Tent Camping
Locations Lasntang Region

Langshisha Ri is one of the exciting traveling tops to moving in the Langtang locale of the Himalayas. Standing 6427 meters tall this glorious pinnacle is perfect for adventurers attempting. Climbers heading the Langtang Lirung 7234 M likewise do Langshisha Ri Peak for a warm-up climb. The perspectives on Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and Shishapangma with other snow-topped pinnacles are noticeable all around.

You can likewise observe the awesome picturesque scene of both Nepalese and the Tibetan side. Passing by old cloisters and conventional settlements, find the way of life in the high Himalayas. The grand perspectives, amazing mountains, and the workmanship and culture of local people’s best characterize the outing to the base of Langshisha Ri. Beginning the ascension and taking on the difficult parts the same will finish the experience.

The excursion to the highest point of the Langshisha Ri begins from the social city of Kathmandu. Also, you will make a beeline for Syabrubesi to start the stroll towards the pinnacle. We will stroll in the lovely path of the Langtang locale. Your difficult yet delightful segment walks you from Kyanjin Gompa right to the highest point of Langshisha Ri. Strolling in the Langtang national park and offering the way to local people be a piece of the Himalayas. In the snow-secured trail and rough edges, witness the excellent shades of Langshisha Ri Climbing. The short second in the highest point will be with you perpetually, as an accomplishment; as a story to share.

Tent Peak

Overview

Trip RouteKathmandu – Chhomrong – Tent Peak Summit – Pokhara – Kathmandu.
TransportFly/Car/Jeep/Public Bus
Trip Duration13 Days
Group Size01 Pax above
Max. ElevationTent Peak 5663M.
Best SeasonSep – Nov to March – May
Trip GradeStrenuous Plus
Entry PermitACAP, Climbing Permit
AccommodationLodge/Tent Camping
MealsBreakfast/Lunch/Dinner
LocationAnnapurna Region

Tent Peak is one of the excellent traveling tops arranged in the Annapurna Sanctuary. The pinnacle was nicknamed ‘Tent Peak’ by Jimmy Roberts in 1956. This pinnacle is viewed as simpler to move than those of Hiunchuli and Singu Chuli tops. It will be a perfect open door for the individuals who need to climb and culminate one of the higher tops in the Nepalese Himalaya. This pinnacle furnishes an intriguing journey consolidating with the highest point get on the glaciated edges.

The South Face Base Camp of Mount Annapurna is the ordinary course to the highest point climbing. From the culmination, one can appreciate the unmatched perspective on the whole Annapurna Base Camp with an amazing circle of hanging icy masses and moraines encompassed by probably the most noteworthy tops on earth. The typical course follows the North-West Ridge to the highest point. You can likewise observe Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, Khansar Kang, and Tarke Kang.

The rising to Tharpu Chuli top requires ice climbing hardware. The wonderful wide open on the way to deal with Tharpu Chuli top adds to the energy and delight of the rising. The journey along the rich and fruitful Modi Khola (a waterway) with its tumbling falls and high cascades, and through the vivid Gurung Villages is a genuinely Nepalese exemplary method of investigating something remarkable.

Larkya Peak

Overview

Trip Route Kathmandu – Samagaun – Laarkya Peak Summit – Besisahar – Kathmandu.
TransportCar/Jeep/Public Bus
Trip Duration18 Days
Group Size01 Pax above
Max. ElevationLarkya Peak 6249 M.
Best Season Sep – Nov to March – May
Trip Grade Strenuous Plus
Entry Permit ACAP, MCAP, Climbing Permit
Accommodation Lodge/Tent Camping
MealsBreakfast/Lunch/Dinner
LocationsManaslus Region

Larkya Peak is a voyaging and climbing try of Larkya Peak 6249 M. the right sub-zenith of the amazing Manaslu Mountain through the way encompasses the Gorkha and Manang territory of Nepal. Larkya Peak Climbing trail is perfect for the Climbers to warm up before doing the other higher expedition in the Himalayas. You can see the stunning points of view on higher mountains enveloping it to the horizon from the top. The walking trail up to the base camp of the Peak is one to review. It follows a comparable traveling trail of Manaslu Circuit Trek. We need all the Permits of venturing and moving in these bound locales. Prepare for an endeavor with dependable memories in the lap of Manaslu.

This pinnacle climbing is very much made with slow height modification. Furthermore, ideal separation going with incidental rest just as acclimatization days. Larkya Peak Climbing sets you up for the climbing campaign of the Mt. Manaslu also. It is walking through the Brahmin, Magar, Karki, Gurung, and Bhote villages. We can gather a few hints from a portion of the accomplished and senior mountain dwellers as well. Hiking is exciting and now and again perilous as well. So, Well preparation is absolutely necessary.

Mera and Island Peak

Overview

Trip Route Kathmandu – Lukla – Mera Summit – Island Summit - Lukla –Kathmandu.
TransportationCar and Flight
Trip Duration29 Days
Group Size01 Pax above
Max. ElevationMera 6476M
Best SeasonSep – Nov to March-May
Trip GradeStrenuous Plus
Trip PermitLocal Tax, National Park Fee, and Climbing fees.
AccommodationLodges/Tent Camping
MealsBreakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Located AreaEverest Region

Mera and Island Peak is a mix of probably the best traveling tops in the Khumbu district. Since this is next to the wonderful nearness of Mt. Everest. From the lower slopes through a portion of the skilled common perspectives. We will arrive at the Base Camps

of the pinnacles. Also, Just over the snowline get ready for an undertaking of a lifetime here. Mera pinnacle and Island top grandstands the various shades of the Himalayas.

Along these lines, this outing drives the meandering adventurers to the Everest Base Camp or more. The excursion rides the excellent widely varied vegetation of Makalu-Barun and Sagarmatha national park. Drawing nearer to the Sherpa culture and gaining from the mountain dwellers, the tales simply continue including here. Finishing the journey of Island and Mera Peaks. The accomplishment is immense and minutes deserving, all things considered.

From the shutdown boulevards to the high slopes of Lukla. The journey guarantees thrill from the beginning. The initial segment of the journey to Mera is one of the less made a trip trails in contrast with the overall famous EBC trail. In any case, Mera and Island Peak Climbing regularly viewed as the best ones to review a greater amount of the Everest and encompassing. Journeying here comprises little passes and a flawless blend of scene sees.

From the base of the pinnacle, we will advance toward Mera North 6476 M. From the head the perspectives are stunning. The promotion for the Island top is genuine once you have the flavor of pinnacle moving in the Himalayas here. Restoring right back to Lukla, each stop and day is a pack of shock simply hanging tight for you.

Nepal Government Resume Visa Services from June 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19 so many countries on lockdown. As Nepal also on lockdown from March 25, 2020, it is 84 days till 15/06/2020. It has been stopped to provide any kind of visa in the immigration office and arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport too.

But 14/06/2020, Home Minister and Affair Nepal meeting have been decided to provide visa services from June 15, 2020. But they should follow guidelines as Government of Nepal decision.

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Beauty Under The Shadow Of The Annapurna Range | Mardi Himal Trek

Beauty of Mardi Himal Trek is located east of the famous Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the Mardi Himal Trek route is a hidden gem in the region, as it is the least traveled one in the area. The trekking opened for trekking in 2002, and ever since, it has remained fairly obscure. However, this trait of the Mardi Himal trekking route is in fact what makes it so well suited for the adventure seekers who wish to avoid the crowded route of the Annapurna Base Camp trek, or other treks in the region.

The Mardi Himal trekking route explores much of the Annapurna region. The eerie solitude of the journey only seeks to further immerse you into the natural surroundings, as you go through the mesmerizing scenario of pristine rhododendron forests and oak tree lines. The picturesque scenario of forestry fades as you travel higher and you are greeted with the extravagant view of some of the world’s tallest mountain ranges.

To name a few, Mardi Himal 5587M, Mt. Machhapuchhre (6693 m) quite literally meaning ‘Fishtail’, Mt.Annapurna I (8090 m) and Annapurna South (7219 m) are the key highlights of this region. The area here is alpine, with the surrounding being composed of grazing meadows.

Mardi Himal Trek Itinerary

The Mardi Himal trek begins in Pokhara, lasts for 12 days before, and explores much of the untouched region around Mardi Himal as you embark on a journey of a lifetime. During the trek, you cover places such as Kande, Sidhing, Lumde, and so on. You also cover numerous camps like High Camp, Forest Camp, Australian Camp, and so on. All these places and settlement areas don’t just offer you amazing food and recommendation, but also, they contribute to making your trek full of joy.

In these places, you will come across numerous tribes of indigenous people who have been living here for centuries. It is a great experience to get to know about them, their lifestyle, and so on. During your stay in these villages, you’re bound to get mesmerized by the natural beauty, and also you’ll be fascinated by how man and nature coexist in an inhospitable environment as such.

During the journey, you also get to explore the cities of Pokhara and Kathmandu. While the former one is known for natural spectacles like lakes, caves, and mountain views, the latter one is known for its historical, cultural, and religious heritages. You’re bound to visit these two cities before your trekking journey on any route in the Annapurna region.

The entire Annapurna region, which includes the Mardi Himal trek route, is a part of the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is the largest conservation area of Nepal. It is also one of the richest protected areas of Nepal when it comes to the population of rare and endangered species. During your trek, you’re bound to come across one or the other such creatures. You will make your way through various landscapes, and the one that you’d absolutely adore are the forests of rhododendron. It is in these jungles that you’d spot numerous rare birds and animals.

The beauty of Mardi Himal Trek is one of the shortest treks in the region. So, if you’re someone who generally prefers longer treks, you may not be quite content with it. Now, there is one option that you can go for if that’s the case. Since the trek is in the Annapurna region, there are numerous other trek routes around Mardi Himal Trek. The two of the most prominent ones are Annapurna Base Camp trek and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Now, provided that you have the required time, you could merge the three journeys together.

The resulting trek won’t just cover Annapurna Base Camp, but Machapuchhre Base Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp, and Poon Hill. All these four places are major attractions of the Annapurna region, and they are most popular as viewpoints. Machapuchhre Base Camp and Mardi Himal Base Camp also serve as overnight rest spots. This combined trek will also allow you to explore multiple villages in the region, which are not parts of Mardi Himal trek. Overall, the journey gets longer, more exciting, challenging, and adventurous. There’s nothing more that you’d need.

Important Factors Regarding Mardi Himal Trek

Before embarking on any journey, gaining a basic understanding of the situation ahead is always important with the beauty of Mardi Himal trek being no exception to this rule. Food and accommodation are some of the more general concerns expressed by most who have embarked on this trek.

Important Permits and Costs

The general cost of Mardi Himal trek ranges between $500 and $700. For permits, a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card is required which costs from $10 to $20 depending on whether or not you are with a local trekking agency. Similarly, an Annapurna Conservation Area permit costs $20 as well as an additional VAT of 13%.

Transport and Tour Costs

Transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara will cost around $10 while the less-crowded alternative via a private car, jeep or van will cost around $120, $170 and $220 respectively. The tourist bus takes approximately 7 hours to get to Pokhara. If you choose the option of airlines to travel to Pokhara, which is the shortest route taking only 25 minutes, it will cost $125 per head.

Guides are a necessity whenever you are traveling to new areas. A licensed guide will cost you around $25 to $30 per day which covers accommodation, food, and insurance. A porter costs around $30 per day. Accommodation includes overnights at a local tea house which costs around $2 to $6 per room.

Equipment and Cost

Beauty of Mardi Himal Trek needs various necessary equipment that is a must for your trip. These include an all-season sleeping bag and backpacking sleeping pad, a warm and waterproof jacket, mid to light trekking boots and trekking poles, a duffel and daypack, trekking trousers and shirts including a base layer and a second layer fleece, warm gloves with inner and outer layers, and warm thermal socks. However, depending on the conditions of both, the purpose of your journey and the circumstances around it, your beauty of Mardi Himal trek packing list may differ. Brand new equipment may be as expensive as $2000, or as cheap as $500. But generally, a total budget of $500 to $1000 is recommended for the equipment cost.

Visa Cost

Similarly, visa, insurance, flight costs, and general costs of travel are also factors to be considered. The visa to Nepal costs $30 for 15 days, $50 for a 30-day stay, and $125 for 90 days. In conclusion, Nepal is in no way an expensive country, so you should find the beauty of Mardi Himal trek budget to be quite reasonable.

Travel Insurance and Cost

It is also highly recommended that you carry travel insurance as trekking always comes with risks. The basic insurance needs to cover events such as flight cancellation, tour cancellation, and medical costs. Insurance policies may not cover trips over 4000 m, so it is important that you acquire details confirming that you are covered for both high altitude and medical air support. The insurance cost varies greatly but on average around $150.

Food

A wide variety of cuisines are available at tea houses throughout the trek. These include Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, and Continental. Regarding your hotel stay at Kathmandu, breakfast is provided but lunch and dinner must be covered on your own. Arrangements for vegetarian, vegan, or lactose-free diets can be made if you inform us in advance.

Accommodations

Accommodations include a 3-star hotel during your stay in Kathmandu, and the best lodges picked by our guides on the route. All accommodation will be on a twin shared basis. The showers and lavatories are also offered on a shared basis as you reach the mountains.

Mardi Himal Trek Difficulty

Classified as a ‘Moderate trek’, the Mardi Himal trek is well suited even for amateur trekkers. The route itself is not very difficult with the trek itself being just around 10 days long. The average trek in the itinerary lasts around 5-6 hours and involves some degree of uphill climbing with well-scheduled resting periods to make your journey easier. 

Although the trek is not at all difficult for experienced trekkers, some beginners may find the long walks quite exhausting. So, preparing yourself physically is important. As with most treks, stamina, and lower body strength are extremely important. At least 3 weeks of preparation on this is recommended.

Finally, the possibility of altitude sickness can be a bit of a problem as you go higher up towards the Mardi Himal base camp. Altitude sickness can cause shortness of breath as your body cannot adjust quickly enough to the lower atmospheric pressure and oxygen level. This is why having enough resting periods is extremely important. Any and all signs of possible altitude sickness must be reported immediately.

Maintaining proper hydration is extremely important. It is recommended that you carry at least one bottle of water throughout the trek. Similarly, any form of common stimulants including alcohol and sleeping pills should be avoided entirely during the trek.

Best Time For Mardi Himal Trek

The Mardi Himal Trek takes place in the Himalayan region where the weather can be unpredictable. However, there are some reasons that are better suited for visiting than others.

For the autumn season, September to November is the best month. During this time, the day time temperature is around 15 degrees while night time temperature can reach as low as 0 degrees. Autumn gives you the opportunity to observe a congregation of vibrant colors of leaves and majestic sunsets. Autumn is usually considered the best month.

For spring, late March to May is considered the best time for enjoying the blooming rhododendron forests and clear bright skies. It is recommended that you carry sun protection.

Although the winter trek from December to February is cold and quite hostile, it is well suited for those who prefer less crowded traveling. Similarly, during monsoon, rainfall can prove to be quite troublesome. So, it is recommended that you prepare accordingly. It is also recommended that you carry insect repellants.

Mardi Himal Trek Map

Beauty of Mardi Himal Trek is a complex journey partly due to the variety of attractions found in the region. So, a general understanding of the area of a visit is important. Unfortunately, time is limited and not all parts can be explored. Thus, selecting the most interesting sites to explore in such a vast area would require a Mardi Himal trek map, with which you will have the freedom to select your sites of interest, the routes and side routes, and overall discretion regarding how you wish to conduct your journey.

Mardi Himal Trek Routes in Annapurna Area.

Making plans, dictating your journey through the area, anticipating the challenges ahead, and deciding whether to face them or take a detour becomes very convenient with the help of a Mardi Himal trek map. A similar principle also implies for any of your general visits in Nepal.

Going on the beauty of Mardi Himal trek is one of the best ways to explore the hills around the Annapurnas. The journey allows you to explore the subtle side of the region. Since the journey is shorter and comparatively simpler than the other treks here, it can turn out to be the best option for you especially if you’re a first-time trekker. The journey allows you to experience nature at its best, which can prove to be the best thing for you if you’re a nature lover. You should definitely try Mardi Himal trek during your upcoming holidays.

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The Most Awaited and Thrilling Adventure | Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp has been a chief attraction for trekkers and those who seek adventure in general since 1953, mainly due to the fact that the region is home to Mt. Everest 8848 M the tallest peak in the world. The extravagance of the region has only grown evermore popular with time, as more and more people seek the thrill of visiting this remarkable piece of natural architecture. The region is also home to a number of stunning attractions such as Kala Patthar 5550 M an attendant peak that offers a magnificent view of the Mt. Everest and the snowy peaks above the Khumbu glacier, Khumbu icefall, and Imja glacier, all of which complements the natural beauty of the peak.

The region is also rich in cultural heritage, being home to the Sherpa people of Solu (below Lukla) and Khumbu (above Lukla) as well as Buddhist culture itself. Monasteries, Sherpa bazaars, and villages decorate the route as you experience native Buddhist culture first hand during your journey towards the premier peak of the Himalayas. Namche Bazaar 3440 M which is the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region is a key trading post among the Sherpas and is abundant in restaurants, shops, lodges, internet cafes. The Khumbu region is home to Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site. Experience the extravagance and beauty of the world’s tallest peak first hand as you embark on the journey of a lifetime.

During the trek, you can also climb trekking peaks Island and Lobuche including in the same itinerary and Gokyo Valley on the other side.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Mt.Everest View from Kalapathar 5555M.
Mt. Everest 8848M View from Kalapathar 5555M.

Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is a moderate one, as it lasts for a duration of only 12 days. During this time, the trekkers walk for a period of around 9 days. Almost two days is assigned for acclimatization in the journey. The places that the trekkers cover during the journey are Dingboche, Monjo, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Pheriche, and so on. 

The Everest Base Camp trek itinerary doesn’t just allow you to cover these settlement areas, but also the numerous attractions, natural, cultural, religious, and so on. One of the best things about this Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is that you can modify it to cover the settlement areas and attractions that are not on the main route.

One of the significant locations that are a part of Everest Base Camp trek is Lukla. It is the home to Tenzing Hillary Airport, which is considered as one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Apart from this, Lukla is also a very beautiful town, offering you outstanding views of hills and mountains.  

Another crucial settlement area that is included in the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is Namche Bazaar. Apart from offering panoramic views of the mountains, Namche Bazaar also serves as the business hub of the region. It has the largest market among all the villages on the route, where you can find almost everything, from trekking and mountaineering equipment to different delicacies and so on.

If you’re someone who likes to explore religious heritages, and cultures and traditions followed in a certain region, Tengboche is a village that will give you the opportunity. It is also a part of the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary and the home to Dawa Choling Gompa. The heritage was said to be established in the year 1918, by Lama Gulu. It is also known as Tengboche Monastery and is said to have connections with the prestigious Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet.

The main attraction of Everest Base Camp trek is without a doubt Everest Base Camp. Reaching here is as close as you can get to Mount Everest. It is said to offer the most amazing views of peaks in the Everest region. In the same way, the tourists also cover Kala Patthar, a hiking mountain with a height of 5545 m. It also offers unbelievable views of peaks in the Everest region.

The entire Everest Base Camp trek route is a part of Sagarmatha National Park, which is one of the richest protected areas of Nepal because of the large number of endangered animals and plant species. Altogether, 118 species of birds can be found in the region, mainly Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed chough, and so on. In the same way, the animals include Himalayan Black Bear, Red Pandas, and Snow Leopard, and so on.

You will make your way through the forests of Rhododendron, Juniper, Birch, Pine, and so on. Also, you’ll get to explore so many natural spectacles during the Everest Base Camp trek, like rivers, lakes, glaciers, icefalls, waterfalls, and so on, and the most significant ones among them are the mountains. From numerous viewpoints on the route, you get to enjoy the views of peaks such as Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, and so on.

Provided that you have the required time and energy, you can extend your journey to include numerous other trekking routes in the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary. One of the most popular routes to be included in the itinerary is the Gokyo Lake trek route. It allows you to cover the magical Gokyo Lakes, along with Gokyo Village and Gokyo Ri. 

In the same way, another route that you can add to the Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is Everest High Passes trek. During the journey, you get to explore three high altitude mountain passes, namely Cho La, Kongma La, and Renjo La. Now, generally, the trekkers tend to reach Lukla on a flight. But provided that you can spare some time and energy, you can go for Jiri to Lukla trek. This way, your Everest Base Camp trek itinerary would start with a trek rather than a flight.

Best Time of The Year For The Trek

Sherpa Village Namche Bazar 3440M.
Namche Bazar 3440M.

For trekking to the Everest Base Camp region, two distinct seasons come to picture, pre-monsoon   (February – May) and post-monsoon (Late September – December). Trekking in January and early February is uncommon due to the extreme weather that can reach -20 to -30 degrees as you go higher.

The best time to visit the region is, however, a subjective notion as it depends on the general purpose of your visit. The climbing season lasts from April to May. The weather is warmer, and hence, bearable at higher altitudes. However, due to this, the trail is a bit crowded at this time. May is traditionally the warmest but also cloudier.

From late September to November, the weather is clearer with less haze. The view of the mountains is especially spectacular during this time. For those who are concerned with sightseeing, this might be the appropriate time to visit. The possibility of rain in the lower elevations is also higher.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

Nice view from Dingboche
Dingboche Valley with Mt. Everest View

There are different kinds of costs that make up the total Everest Base Camp trek cost. A lot of people tend to consider just the package cost before they sign up for the journey which makes them face difficulties later in the journey, both financial and otherwise. There are so many other costs that the trekkers need to consider for instance the cost of transportation, shopping for clothes, or equipment. Make sure that you properly look into all these areas of expenditure while planning your journey.

Equipment Cost

There is the various necessary equipment that is a must for your trip. These include an all-season sleeping bag and backpacking sleeping bag, a warm and waterproof jacket, mid to light trekking boots and trekking poles, a duffel and daypack, trekking trousers and shirts including a base layer and a second layer fleece, warm gloves including inner and outer layer, and warm thermal socks. However, depending on the conditions of both, the purpose of your journey and the circumstances around it, your Everest base camp trek packing list may differ. Fresh equipment may be as expensive as 2000 USD or as cheap as 500 USD. But generally, a total budget of 500 – 1000 USD is recommended for the equipment cost.

Tour and Accommodations Cost

Tyangboche Monastery on the 3940M.
Tyangboche Monastery 3945M

For a smooth and high-quality experience, it is recommended that you hire a tour operator. A decent tour operator generally costs around 1300 – 1600 USD. But if you are willing and capable of trekking the Everest independently, you can save around 400 – 700 USD.

Transportation by bus will cost around 10 USD while the less-crowded alternative via a private jeep will cost around 200 – 300 USD. A guide will cost you around 25 USD per day which covers the accommodation, food, and insurance. A potter costs around 30 USD. Accommodation includes hotel and lodges that range from 5 – 40 USD.

Travel Permit Cost

Trekking group is walking to Khumjung village for best view.
On the way to Khumjung village

For permits, a TIMS card is required which costs from 10 – 20 USD depending on whether or not you are with a local trekking agency. A Sagarmatha National Park entry permit costs around NRs. 3000 while the additional permit of Gaurishanar Conservation Area Project (Jiri-Everest base camp trek) costs around NRs. 2000.

VISA Cost

Similarly, VISA, insurance, flight costs, and general costs of travel are also factors to be considered. The VISA to Nepal costs 30USD for 15 days, 50USD for a 30 days stay, and 125USD for 90 days. In conclusion, Nepal is in no way an expensive country so you should find your Everest Base Camp trek budget to be quite reasonable.

Travel Insurance Cost

It is also highly recommended that you carry travel insurance as trekking always comes with risks. The basic insurance needs to cover events such as flight cancellation, tour cancellation, and medical costs. Insurance policies may not cover for trips over 4000 meters, so it is important that you acquire details confirming you are covered for both high altitude and medical air support. The insurance cost varies greatly but on average around 150 USD.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty.

Frozen River near the Thukla on the way to Everest Base Camp
Frozen River in Thukla

Although at first glance, the name of the trek sounds rather daunting, the Everest base camp trek is not as treacherous as it seems. Even though only a few brave souls may venture towards the summit of Mt. Everest, around 30000 trekkers easily travel to the Everest base camp annually. 

The trek itself can easily be simplified as a long hike in a high altitude which requires little technical or mountaineering skills, with days for acclimatization built in the itinerary. However, a moderate amount of fitness is still required particularly, stamina and leg strength. It is recommended that you start preparations 6 – 8 weeks in advance with a focus on developing leg strength, core fitness, and stamina. Similarly, having a high degree of determination is also important for completing the task.  

Everest Base Camp Trek Map

Everest Base Camp route details
Everest Base Camp Map

The Everest base camp trek is a complex scenario partly due to the variety of attractions found in the region. So, a general understanding of the area of the visit is important. Unfortunately, time is limited and not all parts can be explored. Thus selecting the most interesting sites to explore in such a vast area would require an Everest base camp trek map, with which you will have the freedom to select your sites of interest, the routes and side routes, and overall discretion regarding how you wish to conduct your journey. 

Making plans, dictating your journey through the area, anticipating the challenges ahead, and deciding whether to face them or take a detour becomes very convenient with the help of an Everest base camp trek map. A similar principle also implies in case of any of your general visits in Nepal.

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The Ultimate Off The Beaten Path | Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal

Located in the north-west region of Nepal, the Manaslu circuit trek or simply the Manaslu trek explores the jaw-dropping scenery of extravagant mountains, glacial terrains, gorgeous rhododendron forests. And a broad diversity of landscapes from subtropical jungles to the alpine, all of which are native to this region. The Manaslu trek also offers an insight into ancient Buddhist culture as we explore various historically significant elements in almost every settlement area that we come across.

The Manaslu trek offers a magnificent view of Mt.Manaslu 8156M, the eighth highest mountain in the World, as well as, the tenth highest mountain Mt.Annapurna I. Along with these, you also get to enjoy the Annapurna region views of Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Machapuchare, Gangapurna, and Mt.Ganesh. Larkya La Pass 516oM. Which is considered by many to be the most dramatic pass of the Himalaya region is also one of the main highlights of this trek. The journey is the epitome of adventure.

Manaslu trek is also considered as a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit Trek. By those who wish to embark on a more off the beaten path adventure, mainly due to the fact that it doesn’t receive as many trekkers, with just over 2000 people visiting every year. The best thing about trekking on a route as such is that you get to be close to nature. And experience peace like you’ve never had before. Come to think of it, this is how trekking is supposed to happen for real.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Description

Larkya Pass Top view in Manaslu Circuit Trek
Larke Pass Top 5106M.

The trek begins like any other regular trip to Nepal, with your arrival at the airport, and sightseeing around UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. The following day, a half day-long drive from Kathmandu to Arughat, and subsequently, a couple of hours long drive will take you to Sotikhola, where the trek begins along the banks of the Budi Gandaki river. During the journey, you will cover places such as Machhakhola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, SamaGaun, Samado, Dharamsala, Bimtang, Tilje, and Dharapani. On the trek, you will also get to cross Larkya La Pass 5160M. The journey ends as you take 4 to 5 hours long drive to Besisahar from Dharapani, and then back to Kathmandu.

In the beginning, you will go through various ethnic Gurung villages. But upon reaching a higher altitude, you will mainly come across the Tibetan population. The trek continues on a daily basis, however, at Samagaun, you will rest for one day for acclimatization. Altogether, the number of core trekking days in the Manaslu Circuit trek is 14 days. However, you can make variations to the itinerary, making your journey as long as 21 days. Needless to say, the period includes all the rest days and the ones assigned for side treks. The longest day is the one when you trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang. In the process, you also cross Larkya La. It is a high altitude mountain pass situated at an elevation of 5160 M.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Map

Manaslu Circuit Trek Route in Manaslu

The Manaslu circuit is a complex journey partly due to the variety of attractions found in the region. So, a general understanding of the area of the visit is important. Unfortunately, time is limited and not all parts can be explored. Thus selecting the most interesting sites to explore in such a vast area would require a Manaslu circuit trek map, with which you will have the freedom to select your sites of interest, the routes and side routes, and overall discretion regarding how you wish to conduct your journey.

Making plans, dictating your journey through the area, anticipating the challenges ahead, and deciding whether to face them or take a detour, becomes very convenient with the help of the Manaslu circuit trek map. A similar principle also holds for any of your general visits in Nepal.

Manaslu Circuit Trek After The 2015 Earthquake

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 was nothing short of devastating for the country as a whole, with the Manaslu region being no exception. Numerous settlements including shops and teahouses crucial to the trek were damaged. The subsequent overflowing of rivers also washed away the trekking trail with the pathways at Yaru being an example. This, however, didn’t cause much damage to the trail at Uiya. Although the route was not dangerous, it was still quite difficult.

However, the task to restore the region was a priority among the populace, mainly as trekking was an important source of revenue for the region, and reconstruction projects began shortly. The parts of the trails damaged by the earthquake were rapidly restored, along with others, which couldn’t be supplemented via bridges and cross paths. The bridge near Budi Gandaki river near Jagat is one such bridge.

The Manaslu trail race, which involved around 25 trekkers and covered places such as Manaslu Base Camp, Pungen Gompa, and Hinang Gompa was conducted just a year after the earthquake and stands as a testament to the success of the reconstruction efforts. Today, the Manaslu Circuit trek has been restored perfectly safe and open for adventure.

Important Notes Regarding The Manaslu Circuit Trek

Before embarking on any journey, gaining a basic understanding of the situation ahead is always important, with the Manaslu circuit trek being no exception to this rule. Food and accommodation are some of the more general concerns expressed by most who have embarked on this trek.

Food

When it comes to food, a wide variety of cuisines are available at tea houses throughout the trek. These include Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, and Continental. During your hotel stay at Kathmandu, breakfast is provided but lunch and dinner must be covered on your own. Arrangements for vegetarian, vegan, or lactose-free diets can be made if informed in advance.

Food in Manaslu trek

Accommodations

Awesome mountains view from  accomodation in Bhimtang 3590M.

Accommodations include staying in a 2 or 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, and the best lodges picked by our guides on the trekking route. All accommodations will be on a twin shared basis, with the showers and lavatories being on a shared basis as you reach the mountains.

Difficulty and Fitness Requirements.

As with most treks, the Manaslu circuit trek involves high altitude climbing. Thus, acclimatization days are accounted for in the itinerary to prevent altitude sickness. A typical trek lasts 5 to 6 hours. Although feasible for people with an average level of fitness, the trek is still quite strenuous and will require a bit of determination.

Important Equipment and Cost

There is the various necessary equipment that is a must for your trip. These include an all-season sleeping bag and a backpacking sleeping pad. And the warm and waterproof jacket, mid to light trekking boots and trekking poles, a duffel and daypack. Trekking trousers and shirts including a base layer and a second layer fleece, warm gloves including inner and outer and warm thermal socks. A total budget of US $500 to $1000 is recommended for the equipment cost.

As the government has declared the area a special region for its preservation. You will need three permits. A Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, a Manaslu Conservation Area permit, and an Annapurna Conservation Area permit. An additional Tsum Valley restricted area permit is also required if you wish to embark on the Tsum Valley trek. The cost of the permits varies on the basis of the season and the duration of stay. They are listed as follows:
● $100 per week for months from September to November, with an additional $15 per day.
● For any other time of the year, it’s $75 per week, with an additional $10 per day.
● The Tsum valley trek costs another $40 per week and $7 for an additional day from September to November.
● For another 9months $ 30 per week/per person and $7 for an additional day.
● Manaslu Conservation Area Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area permits cost $30+$30 per person

Transportation by bus will cost around $10 while the less-crowded alternative via a private jeep will cost around $200. A guide will cost you around $25 per day which covers the accommodation, food, and insurance. A potter costs around $20. Accommodation for a twin room ranges from $6 to $9.

Similarly, visa, insurance, flight costs, and general costs of travel are also factors to be considered. The visa to Nepal costs $30 for 15 days, $50 for a 30-day stay, and $125 for 90 days. In conclusion, Nepal is in no way an expensive country so you should find your Annapurna base camp trek budget should be quite reasonable.

Travel Insurance

It is also highly recommended that you carry travel insurance, as trekking always comes with risks. The basic insurance needs to cover events such as flight cancellation, tour cancellation, and medical costs. Insurance policies may not cover trips over 4000 meters, so, it is important that you acquire details confirming that you are covered for both high altitude traveling and medical air support. The insurance cost varies greatly but on average around $150.

Best Time to Travel

Spring is the best season for traveling to the Manaslu region, as, during this time, not only the skies are clearer, but also you get to experience the best sceneries. However, during this time, there is a bit more crowd than other seasons, as everyone wants to have the best views and experience.

The temperature starts getting colder from December, with January being the coldest one. Where minimum temperatures can drop as low as -16 degrees. However, for those brave and experienced enough, looking to go on an adventure, this may be an ideal time for travel. February is another ideal time for winter treks, as the climate starts to lean towards a warmer spring

Autumn treks are also a possibility. September is the time when the monsoon comes to an end and the days become brighter and clearer. Hence, it provides clear views of the varied landscapes. October is the best month for these treks, as the weather is stable and the temperature is perfect. It ranges between 12 and 18 degrees, which is neither too warm nor too cold. November is the time for the annual Manaslu trail race or marathon.

Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Scenery from Manalu Base Camp 4800M.

The Manaslu base camp trek explores the base of Mt. Manaslu in the Gorkha region, inside the Manaslu Conservation Project. The trek to the Manaslu base camp trek offers a breathtaking view of Mt Manaslu, Mt.Ganesh, Mt.Shringi (7161m), and Mt.Lamjung (6983m). The variation in altitude means this region is home to a vast diversity of flora and fauna including the endangered snow leopard, blue sheep, and many such creatures.

You can treat Manaslu Base Camp either as a side trek or as the main one. Generally, by adding only a couple of days to your Manaslu Circuit trek itinerary, you can cover Manaslu Base Camp. If you choose to have Manaslu Base Camp as the center of attraction in your trek, you only need to cover a small portion of Manaslu Circuit Trek. Whatever the case, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds during Manaslu Base Camp Trek.

Tsum Valley Trek

Monks are in Mu Gompa Tsum Valley

First opened to the public in 2008, the Tsum valley Trek is the ideal one for those who wish to experience Tibetan Buddhist culture in detail. This trek takes you to the northern side of the Manaslu region, near the Tibetan border, where you can explore antique monasteries, mani walls, chortens, and other intriguing and ancient Buddhist architecture. You can immerse yourself in the scenic natural beauty of the Himalayas, as the trek takes you through massive waterfalls and rivers and breathtaking cliffs. For those interested in the natural expedition, this region is also home to a vast diversity of rare wildlife. One of the birds that you get to spot is Lophophorus, the national bird of Nepal. You can go for either the pre-arranged housing or camping trek, or you can go for a tea house trek. The Tsum valley trek lasts for 22 days and explores the once restricted northern part of Manaslu.

Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. is a registered trekking company with professional guides and strong porters from the mountain. We have been working for 18 years in the tourism industry of Nepal, organizing trekking, peak climbing, expedition, hiking, tours, air ticketing, hotel reservations, and adventure activities. We give you all a heartfelt welcome from Himalaya Guide Nepal for your secure and unforgettable holiday in Nepal.

All You Need To Know About The Langtang Trek | Langtang Valley Trek

Located just of Kathmandu and just on the edge of the Tibetan border, the Langtang valley trek explores the extravagant Langtang valley, situated in the mid-western region of the Himalayas. Once described as “One of the world’s most beautiful valleys” by the famed British mountaineer, Bill Tillman (1898-1977), the region rightfully earns this title due to its extravagant natural beauty.

Basked in the breathtaking scenery of green hills, forests, and plain villages, the magnificent waterfalls, and colorful rhododendron forests, the region allows us to explore many more natural attractions as we travel the path towards Langtang valley. The Langtang valley is situated within the Langtang National Park, home to a vast variety of exotic wildlife, including the Red Panda and the Himalayan Thar.

However, the chief highlight of this region is Langtang Himal range, and its highest peak, Langtang Lirung (7227M), which dominates the valley. It is truly a sight to behold. The region mainly consists of the Tibetan population, and it is rich in Buddhist culture and history.

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary

Details Map of Langtang valley trek with day to day camp
Langtang Valley Trek Map


The Langtang valley trek is a relatively short and easy one lasting only about 11 days but is nonetheless well suited to fulfill your thirst for adventure. The trek starts from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal with a journey to Syabrubesi, and goes through Lama Hotel before reaching Langtang valley and back. The overall Langtang valley trek distance is around 19 miles or 30 km. During your trek, you will get to cover so many interesting places. A few of these include Syabrubesi, Dhunche, Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, and so on.

One of the major attractions of the trek is Kyanjin Gompa. It is a significant Buddhist heritage site for the people living in the region. If you’re looking to make your Langtang Valley trek a bit more adventurous, you can go ahead and cover Tserko Ri. It is a mini peak with a height of 5033 M. It takes a couple of hours to reach the peak, and the trekkers generally do that with great amounts of excitement. Reaching the top will offer you exciting views of peaks in the region, and of the entire About Langtang Valley Trek.

The best thing about trekking in the Langtang region is that you have the freedom to explore other treks and attractions. So, by extending your Langtang Valley trek by only a couple of days, you get to explore other major attractions and trekking routes of Langtang. The attractions include numerous natural spectacles, villages, and even religious sites.

Ganja La Pass is a popular attraction in the region. It is a high altitude mountain pass situated at an elevation of 5122 M. It is one of the toughest passes to cross among all the passes in the country. Attractions as these contribute to making your journey further exciting. In the same way, another major attribute that you get to explore by extending your Langtang Valley trek by a couple of days is Gosaikunda.

Group is standing top of Ganja La Pass 5130M
Ganja La Pass 5130M

Gosaikunda is actually a complex of high altitude mountain lakes situated at an elevation of 4380 m. To reach the complex, the trekkers need to cross Laurebina La, which is another high altitude mountain pass located at an elevation of 4610 M. The most unbelievable thing about the lake is that it remains frozen for a period of 6 months, and in its natural state for a duration of 6 months. It is also considered religiously significant by the followers of Hinduism.

Gosainkunda Lake in Langtang  region.
Gosainkunda Lake 4380M.

Pilgrims, in large numbers, from across the country come to visit the lake premises in the month of August. There is a temple in the area that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The complex is mythologically associated with the deity.

All these attractions that you will get to explore during the Langtang Valley trek is a part of Langtang National Park. It is one of the richest protected areas of Nepal when it comes to the large population of rare and endangered animals, plants, and other creatures that call the park home. During the journey, you’re bound to come across one or the other species of birds and animals, among the hundreds who live here. This feature makes the trek quite worthwhile. The national park is linked with Qomolangma National Nature Preserve towards the north. The nature preserve happens to be in Tibet.

Important Notes Regarding the Langtang Valley Trek

Before embarking on any journey, gaining a basic understanding of the situation ahead is always important, and the Langtang valley trek is no exception to this rule. Food and accommodations are some of the more general concerns expressed by most who have embarked on this trek.

Food

Best food in the Langtang. valley trekking

When it comes to food, a wide variety of cuisines are available at tea houses throughout the trek. These include Nepali, Tibetian, Indian, and Continental. Regarding your hotel stay at Kathmandu, breakfast is provided but lunch and dinner must be covered on your own. Arrangements for vegetarian, vegan, or lactose-free diets can be made if you inform us in advance.

Accommodations

Lodge in Langtang Valley Trek
Lodge in Langtang Valley Trek

Accommodations include a 2 or 3-star hotel during your stay in Kathmandu, and the best lodges picked by our guides while you’re on the route. All accommodations will be on a twin shared basis, and as you reach the mountains, even the showers and lavatories are on a shared basis.

Difficulty and Fitness Requirements.

As with most treks, About Langtang Valley trek involves walking in the high altitude. Thus, acclimatization days are included in the trip to prevent altitude sickness. A typical trek lasts from 5 to 6 hours per day. Although feasible for people with an average level of fitness, the trek is still quite strenuous and will require a bit of determination.

Beatiful picture in Langtang valley trek
Langtang Trek Picture

The trek itself can easily be simplified as a long hike in a high altitude, which requires little technical or mountaineering skills with days for acclimatization built in the itinerary. However, a moderate amount of fitness is still required particularly, stamina and leg strength. It is recommended that you start preparations 6 to 8 weeks in advance, with a focus on developing leg strength, and core stamina. Similarly having a high degree of determination is also important for completing the task.

Health concerns are important subjects for people who travel the Langtang valley solo. A higher level of physical fitness is required especially for them.

Important Equipment

There is the various necessary equipment that is a must for your trip. These include an all-season sleeping bag and backpacking sleeping pad, a warm and waterproof jacket, mid to light trekking boots and trekking poles, a duffel and daypack, trekking trousers and shirts including a base layer and a second layer fleece, warm gloves including inner and outer and warm thermal socks. A total budget of $500 to $1000 is recommended for the equipment cost. But for trekking, we will provide you down jacket and sleeping bag and other things are not that much expensive.

Travel Insurance

It is also highly recommended that you carry travel insurance as trekking always comes with risks. The basic insurance needs to cover events such as flight cancellation, tour cancellation, and medical costs. Insurance policies may not cover trips that take you over 4000 m, so it is important for you to acquire details confirming that you are covered for both high altitude and medical air support. The insurance cost varies greatly but on average, it is around $150.

Trek Guide and Porters

Guides and Porters in trekking
Guide and Porters

A licensed guide will be available throughout the trek and ready to address any concerns you may have. Our guides are well experienced when it comes to traveling the trails, and dedicated to making your journey a memorable one.

Safety is always the first and foremost priority. For a group exceeding six people, there will be two guides leading the journey. Porters are a must for carrying luggage. For teahouse treks, there will be a porter for every two trekkers. A camping trek will require more porters as food and necessities will need to be carried.

Visa

Nepal Visa

Similarly, visa, insurance, flight costs, and general costs of travel are also factors to be considered. The visa to Nepal costs $30 for 15 days, $50 for a 30-day stay, and $125 USD for 90 days. In conclusion, Nepal is in no way an expensive country, so you should find your Annapurna base camp trek budget to be quite reasonable.

Travel Permits

When it comes to traveling or especially trekking through the wilderness is Nepal, you will have to take special travel permits. These permits are available in the city of Kathmandu, or at the gates of different protected areas that you will cover during the journey.

By granting these permits, the government seeks to not just earn money from the travelers, but also this is a way for them to keep track of the individuals who’ve entered these areas. The information comes in handy especially when the traveler or the trekker is in trouble and in need of some kind of support or rescue.

TIMS card

TIMS

TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card is required which costs from $10 to $20 USD, depending on whether or not you are with a local trekking agency. However, the cost for Nepali nationals and SAARC nationals, in general, is only around $6.

Langtang National Park Entry Permit

For traveling in any trekking route in the Langtang region, a Langtang National Park Permit is required as all the major trekking trails fall under the Langtang National Park. The cost of the permit is $30 including a 13% VAT. However, the cost for a Nepali national as well as any SAARC national is around $15 including VAT. No charges imply for children under the age of 10. You can acquire permits from the Nepal Tourism Board.

Shivapuri National Park Entrance Fee

Shivpuri National Park Entrance Ticket

If you choose to embark on the Helambu trail starting from Shivapuri out national Park, then you are required to pay an entrance fee of $10 including VAT.

About Langtang Valley Trek After The 2015 Earthquake

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 was nothing short of devastating for the country as a whole with the Langtang region is no exception. Numerous settlements including shops and teahouses crucial to the trek were damaged. Just a few days after the quake, a subsequent landslide hit the damaged village.

Due to the devastating damage the region incurred (particularly because of Langtang Valley being ground zero for the earthquake), it was thought that the region would be permanently closed off with rumors questioning the safety of the tourists in the region floating around.

However, the reconstruction project began fairly quickly. The aftershocks stopped and the possibility of landslides/ avalanches increased, so the boulders blocking the trekking routes were removed. New trails and tea houses were built to replace the old ones.

Today the new Langtang valley lies 100 m above the ruins of the old one. The one house that managed to survive the earthquake has become a bit of a landmark. The route is now open with new trekkers visiting the region every year.

Best Time for the Langtang Valley Trek

The optimum seasons for embarking on the Langtang valley trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) as the clear skies and vibrant scenery during this time make for a truly delightful experience. However, being high in demand means that there will be a bit of overcrowding compared to the off-seasons.

A winter trek (December- February) is also possible, but the cold at such high altitude will cause you so many inconveniences. It’s tough to walk in extreme cold. Also, you’re highly prone to sickness of all sorts. During a monsoon trek (June to August), chances are that the region will experience rainfall, increasing the chances for the mountains to be covered with clouds.

Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. is a registered trekking company with professional guides and helpers. We have been working for 18 years in the tourism industry of Nepal, organizing trekking, peak climbing, expedition, hiking tours, air ticketing, hotel reservations, and adventure activities. We give you all a heartfelt welcome from Himalaya Guide Nepal for your secure and unforgettable holiday in Nepal.

Exploring the beauty of the Himalayas | Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Sanctuary trek, as it is popularly known, is a moderate level trek in the Annapurna region. Exploring Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads to the center of the Annapurna Mountains which is home to the breathtaking high altitude peaks and icy glaciers. All these elements make up this magnificent piece of eerie and an extravagant natural art form.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

After exploring the capital of Kathmandu, and most importantly the UNESCO World Heritage sites, you have the option of taking either a 25-minute flight or a 6 to 8 hours/ 200 km long drive to the city of lakes – Pokhara. The morning atmosphere of Phewa Lake is truly mesmerizing. The following morning you will drive for 45 km approximately to start the trek to Annapurna Base Camp through Poon hill. You will get there by following Burundi River. Along the way is the magnificent rhododendron forest.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins at Dhampus Phedi or Nayapul. Both of these places are around 1.5 hours long drive away from Pokhara. A few hours into the trek, you will reach Birethanti, which is the entry point to Annapurna Conservation Area. It is a natural heritage of Nepal, and one of the richest protected areas in the country. It is managed by Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Before entering the protected area, you will have to cross the Annapurna Permit and TIMS checking points.

Annapurna Base Camp view with trekekrs
Annapurna Base Camp

Upon embarking on the Exploring Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will witness the natural paradise of forests with Rhododendron and a vast diversity of flora. You will get to enjoy the extravagant view of Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna Massif, and Mt.Dhaulagiri (8167m) from numerous points on the trek. And especially from the top of Poon Hill, which has an altitude of 3210m. Annapurna Base Camp Trek route develops through terrace fields, various local villages home to Gurung, Magars, and a variety of other ethnic groups, each with their own unique cultures and traditions. After crossing the last village on the trek route, Sinuwa.

March and April Ghorepani view of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
March and April Ghorepani view of the ABC Trek

You will move through a nice ravine until Annapurna Base Camp. It is situated at an elevation of 4130 M. From here, you can see the main attraction of this trek, Mt.Annapurna (8081m), as well as various other peaks such as Himalchuli, Tent Peak, Manaslu, and Machapuchhre (6947m).

During the journey, after exploring Poon Hill, which offers the views of 14 snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli , Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri, the trip proceeds towards Annapurna Base Camp. You will have to cross a suspension bridge before reaching Chhomrong. On the way back from Annapurna Base Camp, you can also enjoy a natural hot spring at Jhinu.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trekkers are standing on poon hill 3210M and during their Annapurna base camp trip.
Poon Hill 3210M

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, or simply the Poon Hill Trek, is a classic short trek within the Annapurna region. Throughout your journey, you pass through ethnic villages, magnificent rhododendron forests, and come face to face with some of the major mountains of Nepal, which include Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Annapurna Main. You will get to view most of them from the top of Poon Hill.

Khopra Trek

Dhaulagiri ranges view from Khopra Trek
View from Khopra Trek

On the Khopra Trek, you follow the same path that you do while walking on the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The path then descends into the Khopra valley, before ascending back again onto the Khopra Danda ridge, just north of Poon hill. The trip takes a day unless you wish to stay at a teahouse in Swanta village.

The view from here is truly mesmerizing. During both sunset and sunrise, the valley is filled with clouds. Below us is the sight of the towering Mt.Dhaulagiri. During the evening, local yak herds are brought for overnight grazing on the slopes just below us.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

It goes without saying that physical fitness is required for this journey. The Annapurna Base camp Trek involves, from the beginning of the adventure, quite a bit of walking particularly as you make your way through the numerous villages and wilderness between them. Stamina and leg strength, as well as a good balance and coordination, is a must. Similarly, upper body strength and a strong core are also important as a lot of these activities involve carrying supplies across difficult terrain.

As with most treks, any of the Exploring Annapurna Base Camp Trek routes cover high altitude places. Thus, acclimatization days are accounted for in the itinerary to prevent altitude sickness. A typical trek lasts 5 to 6 hours. Although feasible for people with an average level of fitness, the trek is still quite strenuous and will require a bit of determination.

The trek itself can easily be simplified as a long hike in a high altitude, and so it doesn’t quite require technical or mountaineering skills as a lot of people assume about the journey. However, a moderate amount of fitness is still required, particularly, stamina and leg strength. It is recommended that you start preparations 6 to 8 weeks in advance. You could go for activities that focus on improving your stamina, for instance, cardio. Similarly having a high level of determination is also important for completing the task.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

There are several factors at play that can determine the cost of your trip. The season you choose for travel is an important factor. Spring and Autumn seasons are best for trekking and hence more expensive. Off-season packages include summer and winter packages offered at a lower price. The online agent, guides, local guides, and so on are also significant factors. Similarly, visa, insurance, flight costs, and general costs of travel are also factors to be considered. For an average 12 to 13 days trek, prices range from $820 to $ 916 approximately but price determine as services and volume of a group.

ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry fee itself costs approximately 3000 NPR ($30) for non-SAARC nationals and NPR 1000 ($10) for SAARC nationals. Children under 10 are not charged. In conclusion, Nepal is in no way an expensive country, so you should find your Annapurna base camp trek budget to be quite reasonable

Annapurna Circuit Trek Description

Opened in 1977, the Annapurna Circuit Trek route has arguably become the most popular hiking route in Nepal, and a must for anyone keen on experiencing the most breathtaking and vibrant adventure holidays in the Himalayas. The Annapurna Circuit Trek provides a diversity of trekking experiences owing mainly to its broad terrains, which range from green pastures to dry desert climate. There are numerous viewpoints throughout the route that offer stunning views of the Himalayas.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Group capture in Ghorepani Poon Hill 3210M.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Group

The Annapurna circuit trek begins at Besisahar, which is 8 hours long drive away from Kathmandu. The trek lasts from 10 to 17 days depending on your choice of the detour to the Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary Area. The trek covers 150 to 250 km of distance, depending on when you stop the tour. You can cover major places on the route in a vehicle. One of the natural attractions covered in the trek is Kali Gandaki Gorge.

During the Annapurna Circuit trek, you will follow the route in a counter-clockwise manner circumventing the Annapurna Massif, and through significant places of western Nepal like Annapurna, Manang and Mustang regions. The highest altitude covered during the trek is 5416 m, which is that of Thorong La Pass 5416M. From here, the path descends to Muktinath.
Another thing to note is that the classic route to Jomsom from Muktinath is affected by adverse road conditions. The New Annapurna Trekking Trail was offered to counter this. The NATT routes are marked in red, white, or blue in the trekking map and offer a more relaxed experience.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is somewhat strenuous. The journey requires you to walk for around 7 hours on average, every day, on a variety of terrains, some of which involve steep surfaces. The most rigorous journey is, however, through Thorung La pass, a mountain pass situated at an altitude of 5416 m. Aside from that, the weather is also quite aggressive, and in comparison to hills or the plains, it significantly changes in the mountains.

For an easier journey, a trek during the autumn and spring season is the most suitable, as the temperature is warmer around 20° C. Similarly, high levels of physical fitness, stamina, and leg strength is an absolute must for the long journeys. Altitude sickness is a concern as the atmosphere is thinner at higher altitudes. Acclimatization and rest, as well as hydration, is an absolute must. No more than 20 kg in baggage weight is recommended for the trekker to carry by himself during the trek. A potter can also be hired to assist you with carrying additional weight if necessary.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Map

The Annapurna Circuit trek is an exciting activity to try partly due to the variety of attractions found in the region. So, a general understanding of the area of the visit is important. Unfortunately, time is limited and not all parts can be explored. Thus, selecting the most interesting sites to explore in such a vast area would require an Annapurna circuit trek map. With its help, you will have the freedom to select your sites of interest, the routes, and side routes and overall discretion regarding how you wish to conduct your journey.

Making plans, dictating your journey through the area, anticipating the challenges ahead, and deciding whether to face them or take a detour becomes very convenient with the help of an Annapurna Circuit trek map. A similar principle also applies to any of your general visits to Nepal.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek in Annapurna Region of Nepal
Muktinath Temple

The Lower Mustang trek or the Jomsom Muktinath trek as it is popularly known as is a part of the Annapurna Circuit trek. The trek route lies towards the north of Pokhara, and it starts from Nayapul, which is only an hour-long drive away from the city. We go through numerous settlements and Mustang villages including Gurung villages of Landruk and Ghandruk, Marpha, Tatopani, and so on. Within days, we reach the edge of the Himalayas. Going through the trail of the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki valley of Mustang valley, we arrive at Muktinath, whose elevation is 3800m. The floor elevation of the gorge is 2520 m. We also cover Poon Hill during the journey, which has a height of 3210 m. The Lower Mustang trek ends at Jomsom Nepal, the district center of Mustang.

Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley in Annapurna Region Nepal
Nar Phu Valley Trek

The Nar Phu Valley Trek, on the other hand, diverges from the traditional route of the Annapurna Circuit and into the remote valleys of Nar and Phu, home to the rich cultural heritage of the Tibetian people. The Nar Phu Valley Trek is suited for those who wish to experience life in the depth of the mountains of Nepal.

Accommodations

Hotel in Manang 3560M

Accommodations include a 2-3 star hotel during your stay in Kathmandu, and the best lodges picked by our guides on the route. All accommodations will be on a twin shared basis with the showers and lavatories being on a shared basis as you reach the mountains.

Vaccinations

Health and safety are paramount concerns. Although the risk of contracting diseases is extremely rare, it is highly recommended that you’re inoculated for tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis A, polio, and typhoid. It is also recommended that you remain careful regarding drinking water. The average cost of vaccinations is around $200.

Visa

Similarly, visa, insurance, flight costs, and general costs of travel are also factors to be considered. The visa to Nepal costs $30 for 15 days, $50 for a 30-day stay, and $125 for 90 days. In conclusion, Nepal is in no way an expensive country, even from the perspective of travel and stay visa.

Travel Insurance

It is also highly recommended that you carry travel insurance as trekking always comes with risks. The basic insurance needs to cover events such as flight cancellation, tour cancellation, and medical costs. Insurance policies may not cover trips over 4000 m, so it is important that you acquire details confirming that you are covered for both high altitude travel and medical air support. The insurance cost varies greatly but on average around $150.

Trek Guide and Porters

Guide and Porters on Thorong La Pass 5416M
Guide and Porters on Thorong La Pass 5416M

A licensed guide is available throughout the trek and ready to address any concerns you may have. Our guides are well experienced, when it comes to traveling the trails, and dedicated to making your journey a memorable one.

Safety is always the first and foremost priority. For a group exceeding six people, there will be two guides leading the journey. Porters are a must for carrying luggage. For teahouse treks, there will be a porter for every two trekkers. A camping trek will require more potters as food and necessities will need to be carried.

Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. is a registered trekking company with professional guides and porters. We have been working for 18 years in the tourism industry of Nepal, organizing trekking, peak climbing, expedition, hiking, tours, air ticketing, hotel reservations, and adventure activities. From the side of Himalaya Guide Nepal, we give you all heartfelt welcome, and we wish for your secure and unforgettable holiday in Nepal.

Trekking Peak in Annapurna Region | Pisang Peak Climbing

Wondering what to do this vacation? Why not conquer a peak. Peak climbing offers everything from adventure to witnessing exquisite scenarios. Even more trekking once a month is claimed to be very much beneficial for health. And climbing Pisang Peak could be a great option.

Trip Introduction:

Pisang peak (Jong Ri) is a pyramidal trekking peak above Pisang, a village on the Annapurna Circuit, located in the northern part of Nepal within the Manang district. Pisang Peak (6091m) is considered one of the most admired climbing Peaks among the other Peaks in Nepal because of its easy climbing trail and the majestic views it clasps.

On reaching the top we could relish the magnificent views of the Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri and other mountains. It was first climbed by a German Expedition in 1955.
Pisang peak climbing provides an exhilarating journey passing along various mountains, diverse cultures, and magnificent landscapes. Despite being one of the easy climbing peaks, it still requires a high level of physical fitness and sound health. But any enthusiastic peak climber with little knowledge and experience of peak climbing will definitely conquer the peak.

Pisang Peak Climbing Route:

Once you get to Kathmandu, our team will get you a hotel where you get to rest for a day. Our Pisang Peak Tour initiates the next day with the drive from Kathmandu to Chamje. From Chamje we will need to trek on a gradual uphill trail towards Dharapani, Chame, Pisang village then to Pisang Peak Base Camp. During this trek, we will get to witness several mouth-watering scenarios, beautiful landscapes, diverse customs, traditions, and culture as well.
After the successful completion of the Pisang peak expedition, we will return through Thorong La Pass (5,416m), the biggest pass of the region, followed by Muktinath. Finally, we will trek to Jomsom where we fly for Pokhara. From Pokhara, we will be a drive back to Kathmandu.

Pisang Peak Climbing Itinerary:

1. Arrival in Kathmandu.

2. Next day we will drive to Besisahar  (820m 5 to 6 hours driving); lodge

3. Then trek to Bahundanda (1,310m 5-6 hours); lodge

4. Trek to Chamje (1,430m 5-6 hours); lodge

5. Trek to Bagarchhap (1,950m 4-5 hours); lodge

6. Trek to Chame (2,670m 4-5 hours); lodge

7. Trek to Lower Pisang (3,100m 5-6 hours); camping

8. Acclimatization in Pisang

9. Trek to Pisang Base Camp (4,573m5-6 hours); camping

10. Trek to High Camp (5,030m 5-6 hours); camping

11. Summit Pisang Peak (6,091m) and Back to Base Camp (4,573m 8-9 hours); camping

12. An Extra Day Reserved              

13. Trek to Nawal Village (3,657m 4-5 hours); lodge

14. Trek to Manang Village (3,450m 3-4 hours); lodge

15. Trek to Yak Kharka (3,680m 5-6hours); lodge

16. Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600m 44-5 hours); lodge

17. Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong-La Pass (7-8 hours); lodge

18. Trek to Jomsom (2,713m 5-6 hours); lodge

19. Fly to Pokhara; Hotel

20. Fly or drive to Kathmandu; transfer to hotel

21. End of the Program

22. Fly to your destination.

Pisang peak climbing will be a perfect adventure that will be worth remembering. So, if you want to be part of the venture this vacation join us in climbing the Pisang peak. Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. believes to provide the best facilities and support at an exceptional price. We guarantee to be an integral part of your adventure throughout your trip. For booking please do contact us through our email or you can also find us at https://himalayanguidenepal.com/.

Lobuche Peak climbing

Lobuche Peak climbing is considered as one of the best trekking peaks among Nepalese mountain. Which lies close to the Khumbu region. This Lobuche stands at an elevation of 6119m and has two main peaks. Lobuche East 6119m and Lobuche West 6145m. Lobuche Peak climbing might be a little strenuous than Island peak.
But the time you reach the peak you will soon realize that the hard work and patience were worth every penny. From the summit, you will be able to relish the astonishing panoramic views of mighty Everest alongside Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

Lobuche east peak is situated between Chola pass and Everest base camp. It stands at 6119m. And is located at the latitude of 2758’08” N and 86 47’05” E. This route is considered as the most popular trekking trail in the Everest region.

Lobuche peak can be climbed either from the east or west side of the peak. Mountaineers who seek to adore the spectacular view of Mt. Everest and the Khumbu region attempts Lobuche east trekking. Lobuche east peak climbing is more challenging and requires some prior experience.

Though Lobuche can be climbed from both east. And west peaks the west peak is generally considered as expedition peak and requires good mountaineering skills and experience in using tools, gears during climbing. However, teams of highly experienced high altitude Sherpa and our team will assist and guide the group with the climb, tents, and foods.

Lobuche West expedition is a challenge but it will be your most memorable climbing experience rewarding. You with unprecedented heavenly views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, and many other mountains.

The cost of this expedition comprises one of the most beautiful treks in the world with prior assistance from our staff both technically and on the field. For more information about the trek and cost.