Langtang valley Trek is not that difficult. As I have mentioned earlier, this Trek is moderately difficult. There are enough places for proper accommodation and food. There are no confusing trails or tough terrains.
But this Trek is not easy as well. Even though you do not gain as much altitude as the Everest region, the highest point in this Trekking route hits the 5000m mark.
As you move from Lukla to base camp, you will come across the squat toilets. Nepalese find these toilets way more hygienic as it does not require you to touch the seat like western toilets. The most important tip for these toilets is to pack toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
It all depends upon the policy and the insurance company you chose for your travel. While some policies only cover a few concerns/problems, others can give you coverage to greater risks including medical evacuation and rescue at times of natural calamities like avalanches and landslides.
So whenever you are choosing your policy, make sure that you choose one that covers up to the height of 6000m and offers medical evacuation service in case of any type of emergencies.
Yes, you will need trekking permits for the Mardi Himal trek. The two permits are namely the ACAP and TIMS. The Trekking guide Team Adventure includes the necessary permits in the package.
If you have the necessary documents and have enough knowledge about the trail, you can go on a solo trek. Nevertheless, if you are trekking in Nepal for the first time we recommend you to have a guide then go on for a solo trek.
Yes, you can charge your gadgets during the trek. However, you have to pay an extra charge for it. Therefore, to cut the extra expenses, we recommend you carry power banks.
The island peak trek is a 19-21 days program that includes your arrival and departure day.
Trekking simply means to hike or walk through a varied landscapes. It may be through the mountain areas or just a walk in the countryside with the purpose of exploring and enjoying the natural scenery.
Trekking is different from hiking in many ways. While trekking is a multi-day walk where trekkers' physical ability, psychological readiness, stamina, and endurance play a vital role to face the daily trekking challenges. Whereas, in another hand, hiking is a daily activity that does not require much stamina as compared to trekking.
Different from both hiking and trekking, climbing is a lot more challenging than hiking and trekking.
Climbing is challenging also because the climber requires various technical skills related to abseiling,
rope fixing, and many more. Apart from this, the climber needs specialized training to use the
equipment as well.
Yes, We can completely customise the ABC Trek accoringly to your time availibility.
The best month to trek to Everest Base Camp is Mar to May and October to November as you will be able to enjoy the crystal clear sights of the Himalayas during this season, while the temperature is comparatively warmer than in Monsoon and Winter.
Hiring a guide and a porter is entirely upon you. However, hiring a professional guide makes the trekking quite easy. You can hire a porter if you find it hard to carry your luggage and trek. Some guides work both as a guide and a porter.
Mardi Himal trek offers an average trekking experience meaning, it does not require much physical fitness in comparison to EBC and ABC trek. So any individual with normal fitness can join for the trek and summit the base camp elevating at an altitude of 4250m.
The Annapurna base camp has different weather conditions throughout the year. Below-mentioned is the temperature of the base camp in different seasons. While the morning of Spring and Summer is warm, the morning and night of Autumn and Winter tend to grow colder below 0 Celcius.
▪ Spring season (March-May): 17 to 20 C (Day Temperature)
▪ Summer/Monsoon (June-August): 20 to 25 C (Day Temperature)
▪ Autumn (September-November): 15 to 17 C (Day Temperature)
▪ Winter (December-February): 9 to 17 C (Day Temperature)
To trek in the Everest region, the trekkers will need two permits namely, the Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permit. The Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit is provided by the local government of Khumbu and will cost you Rs. 2000/Person. This permit cannot be obtained in Kathmandu, you will obtain this at Lukla.
Sagarmatha National Permit can be obtained from Kathmandu at Nepal Tourism Board Office or in Monja, gateway to the Everest region. This permit will cost you Rs. 3000/Person.
To get these permits, trekkers will need a Passport and two PP-sized photos.
The Sherpa community, who migrated from Tibet six hundred years ago, inhabits Tengboche.
The best month to do the Everest Base Camp Cho La pass and Gokyo trek is March to May and September to December. During these months, you can enjoy the unobstructed panorama of the Himalayas as the weather is crystal clear, and the trail is filled with blooming wildflowers giving the best vibes to the trekkers.
You can book your trip after landing in Nepal as well. However, pre-booking allows trekkers to plan better for the trip. The company through which you will be buying your trekking package will give you the best recommendation and prepare you fully even before you land in Nepal.
Since the Manaslu region was declared a restricted area, trekking in the region requires a special permit. The trekkers trekking in the region must be a group of two or more accompanied by a local guide and must have the following permits:
✔ Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu:
Trekkers will need this permit from Jagat to Sama gaun and will cost between $75-and $100 depending upon the season you are visiting for the first seven days. An additional $ 10 per person will be added from the 8th day onwards.
✔ Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit):
This permit is required from Philim and costs USD 30 per person.
✔ Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit):
This permit is required from Dharapani till you exit ACAP in Besisahar and costs USD 30 Per Person.
Gosainkunda Lake trek costs you $500-$800 depending upon the days you choose to spend in the area.
Yes, you can do a solo trek to Langtang Valley.
Get the best tips for the solo trek on our blog: Solo Trek to Langtang Valley
The Everest view trek costs you between $700- and $900.
The Upper Dolpo trek is one of the most remote area treks of Nepal and is isolated in comparison to other trekking trails in Nepal. The major attraction of the Upper Dolpo Trek is the Shey Phoksundo National Park and Shey Phoksundo lake, which elevates at an altitude of 3611m and covers an area of 494 hectors.
On average, you will be walking 6-7 hours per day where you will be covering 8-12 km daily.
For Nepali, the Upper Mustang trek will cost around Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25000
The main highlight of the Khayar lake trek is mentioned below:
• Astounding sights of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges
• Traditional Gurung Museum at Ghandruk
• The sacred Khayar lake is located at the foot of Annapurna south and elevates at an altitude of 4665m.
• Amazing sunrise view from Poonhill.
The main attractions to visit in Kathmandu valley are:
• Pasupatinath Temple
• Kathmandu Durbar Square
• Patan Durbar Square
• Changunarayan Temple
• Chandragiri Temple
• Nagarkot and
• Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Yes, beginners can complete Mardi Himal Trek as well, as it is not challenging in comparison to EBC and ABC trek.
• The famous hotels of Nagarkot are:
• Hotel Country Villa
• Hotel Mystic Mountain
• Club Himalaya
• Nayagaun Village Resort
• The Fort Resort and
• Hotel Viewpoint
If you trek during the monsoon season, you might witness some waterfalls. Otherwise, there are no waterfalls on the way to Champadevi hill.
During the cooking class, you will be preparing, the Nepali staple Dal Bhat (Rice and Lentils) with other side dishes like Curry, Chicken, and Pickle.
The best month for Trishuli River Rafting is from March to early May and September to November. During these months, the water levels are at their peak and you can enjoy the surrounding views as well.
Tourists from any religion can visit Muktinath. However, only Hindus and Buddhists are allowed to enter the temple. Westerners are strictly prohibited to enter the main temple of Muktinath.
As the name says, during your Luxury Everest Base Camp trek, you will be staying in the luxury lodges/hotels providing rooms with attached bathrooms on twin sharing basis.
There is no exact answer to this question. However, if you choose to trek to the major trekking destinations of Nepal like Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang, you will have to walk approximately five to six hours a day.
During the trek, if you fail to avoid the midday heat, you may feel like that you have walked the whole day and still you have not reached the overnight destination. So to avoid the midday heat and to take enough rest at the teahouse, start your trek early in the morning and enjoy the beautiful morning views
of the Himalayas.
The answer is no. This Trekking is not technical at all. One does not need any mountaineering skills or rock climbing techniques to complete this Trek. And you do not need any mountaineering gears as well.
What this Trekking does need is a will to travel, and a passion for exploring remote places.
The base camp trek varies in between 12-20 days according to the itinerary you choose. If you choose the EBC trek with Kalapathar, it is 13-15 days program. However, if you add island peak or Gokyo Lake Trek to the itinerary, the program is elongated to 18-21 days.
Insurance for EBC trek is not compulsory. However, we recommend our trekkers be insured to cover the risk of any unforeseen adversities during the trek.
Having insurance for the trek will cover the risk of baggage theft/loss, medical emergencies, flight cancellation, and many more. so get insured before you make your way to the Himalayas.
The tea houses in the Annapurna region offer many options when it comes to food. For breakfast, you will be served oatmeal, corn flakes, french toast, eggs, soup, pancakes, and other items. Likewise, for Lunch and dinner, the menu is the same consisting of Dal Bhat, Momo, Noodles, Spaghetti, Pasta, Salad, Roti Tarkari.
The best clothes to wear during hiking depend mostly upon the season you are hiking. However, you can check the below-mentioned checklist to choose the right clothing for your hiking:
✔ Windproof and waterproof jacket
✔ Yoga pants or long pants according to the season and trail you will be walking on
✔ Breathable underwears
✔ Light shirts
✔ Thermals, if you are hiking in winter
✔ Soft socks
✔ Hiking boots/Sports shoes/Waterproof shoes/Sneakers
✔ Hats or Beanies
✔ Full sleeves Tshirts
There are five hotels in Tengboche, while the others are lodges and cafes. The hotel in the region offers meals as well as an accommodation facility. The hotels and lodges in this region offer basic facilities like a decent room (twin bed sharing/single room) and three meals a day.
Yes, you can absolutely get access to the internet or WIFI in the lower region during this trek. However, the trekkers must pay an extra amount for the service.
The best time to visit Island Peak is Spring (March to early June) and Autumn (September to November). Spring and autumn season has the ideal climate offering clear views of the Himalayas and surrounding.
Almost all trekking trails in Nepal offer the staple Dal Bhat. Other than this, you can also find a variety of continental dishes. Since the Manaslu region is highly influenced by Tibetan culture, you can enjoy scrumptious Dumplings, veg/non-veg soups, yak meat, yak butter, yak meal, stews, and curries of different seasonal vegetables. You can also enjoy the famous butter tea that is considered to keep you safe from extreme cold and altitude sickness.
Yes, you can complete your Gosaikunda lake trek in 7 days.
✔ Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi
✔ Day 2: Syabrubesi to Thulo Syabru
✔ Day 3: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa
✔ Day 4: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda
✔ Day 5: Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa
✔ Day 6: Sing Gompa to Dhunche
✔ Day 7: Dhunche to Kathmandu
The Langtang valley trek costs you around $400-$600.
As you move to the Upper region from Syabrubesi, you will not have access to ATM Machines. Hence, we recommend you carry enough spare money during the trip.
The Everest view trek can be done throughout the year. However, the two-season Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December) is considered to be the best time for trekking in Nepal.
The best itinerary for the Upper Dolpo Trek is the 22-day package. During this period, you can enjoy the beauty of the capital city along with the wonders of the Upper Dolpo.
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Juphal to Dunai (2150m)
Day 05: Dunai to Tarakot (2550m)
Day 06: Tarakot to Khanigaon (2550m)
Day 07: Khanigaon to Chukore (about 3550m)
Day 08: Chukore to Kamokharka (4000m)
Day 09: Kamokharka to Dho (4130m)
Day 10: Dho to Numa-La Camp (4350m)
Day 11: Numa-La Camp to Bang-La Camp (4500m)
Day 12: Bang-La Camp to Sanu Bheri Valley
Day 13: Sanu Bheri to Phoksundo Lake (3730m)
Day 14: Phoksundo Lake to Pungmo Valley (3304m)
Day 15: Pungmo to Lasa Meadow (4300m)
Day 16: Lasa Meadow to Garpung Khola Valey (4000m)
Day 17: Garpung Khola Valley to Hurikot (2600m)
Day 18: Hurikot to Forest Camp (3250m)
Day 19: Forest Camp to Churta (3010m)
Day 20: Churta to Jumla (2370m)
Day 21: Jumla to Kathmandu
Day 22: Transfer to Airport
The major highlights of the Poonhill trek are:
✔ Shortest yet the most rewarding trek in Nepal
✔ Breathtaking sights of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre, and Himchuli
✔ Ascend through the popular and challenging stone stairs of Ulleri village
✔ Trek through the rich landscape of the Annapurna region
✔ Explore the lifestyle and culture of ethnic groups of the region
✔ Sunrise/Sunset view from Poonhill
The best and shortest route for the Upper Mustang trek is the 13 Days program:
✔ Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
✔ Day 2: Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni
✔ Day 3:Trek from Kagbeni to Chele
✔ Day 4: Chele to Geling
✔ Day 5: Geling to Charang
✔ Day 6: Charang to Lo Manthang
✔ Day 7: Lo Manthang exploration
✔ Day 8: Lo Manthang to Drakmar
✔ Day 9: Drakmar to Syangboche
✔ Day 10: Syangboche to Chhusang
✔ Day 11: Chhusang to Jomsom
✔ Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
✔ Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
During your Khayar Lake trek, you will be accommodated in the local lodge popularly known as teahouses/guesthouses. The teahouse provides a twin sharing room with twin beds, mattresses, and a pillow. You can also use facilities like a hot shower, wifi, and charging your gadgets by paying additional costs.
You can enjoy the panoramic sights of the valley from the hill of Swayambhunath, Chandragiri hills, and Shivapuri National Park.
Elevating at an altitude of 3580m, the Mardi Himal Base camp is the highest point of the Mardi Himal trekking, and the weather in this region is pleasant throughout the year.
During spring (March to May), the average day temperature is 20-degree Celcius which decreases to 3-7 degrees Celcius at night. In Monsoon (June to August) the average temperature is 17-20 degrees Celcius with morning and evening temperatures of 5-10 degrees Celcius.
Similarly, during the autumn (September to November), the temperature is 15-20 degrees Celcius and during the winter (December to February), the day temperature is 9-12 degrees, and the night temperature may decrease up to -5 degrees.
No. You cannot find ATM car service beyond Pokhara during your Mardi Trekking. So, make sure to carry enough Nepali Rupees with you.
The distance between Kathmandu to Nagarkot is around 28km, so if you are driving to the view tour from Kathmandu it will take 1-2 hours. However, if you are hiking from Changunarayan temple, the drive alone is 1 hour, and the hiking journey is 3-4 hours.
Yes. You can enjoy a short uphill or downhill hike to Changunarayan Temple or trek to Chisapani from Nagarkot.
Since you will be walking through the rich landscape of the Champadevi hills, you might encounter Deer, a Jungle cat, Leopard, Monkey, and others
No, you do not need any previous cooking experience to join the class, as our professional chefs will be helping you out in the class.
Yes, you can participate in Trishuli Rafting even if you don’t know swimming as you will be wearing the life jacket that will allow you to float in the river.
Muktinath trekking is a moderate level trekking experience in the Himalayas, which can be completed by anyone with a moderate fitness level.
Trekking to the base camp of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest is not a Joke. Trekkers will face several challenges during the Everest Base Camp Trek and some of them are mentioned below:
✔ Flight cancellations:
If you are trekking to EBC from Lukla, then flight cancellation due to the extreme weather condition is one of the major challenges you will face during the trip. In such condition, Trekkers can choose to drive to Jiri and then trek to EBC or take an alternative route to Lukla via Salleri. Salleri to Lukla is a three days trek.
✔ Altitude sickness:
As you move further from Lukla, the altitude rises significantly. That's why most of the Trekking itineraries to EBC have acclimatization on Namche and Dingboche. If you let your body adjust to the change in altitude properly, you can reduce the chances of having altitude sickness. The key is to go slow, avoid alcohol, drink enough water, and let your body adjust to the change.
✔ Food and Accommodation during Peak Season in Everest:
The teahouses/lodges in EBC offer several food items like Nepali and continental cuisines. However, during the peak seasons like September to November and March to May, the lodges are packed, so you might have to wait for hours to enjoy your food. And for accommodation, if you have not booked earlier, you may end up sleeping in the dining or the dormitory.
✔ Toilets and Drinking water:
Most of the lodges in the Khumbu region now have the western style toilets. However, as you move to a higher altitude, you will have to compromise on squat toilets. You might be overwhelmed using it for the first time but you will get used to it eventually.
Similarly, drinking water is another challenge you might face during the trip. The natural sources of water in the trail to EBC are supposed to be hazardous. Hence, we recommend drinking mineral water, boiled water, or using purification tablets before drinking them from natural sources.
The level of difficulty also depends upon the trekking destination you choose. While the Ghorepani Poonhill trek, Australian base camp trek, and Mardi Himal trek are supposed to be easy treks. The
Everest base camp trek, Annapurna base camp trek, Manaslu trek, and treks to the off-beaten remote areas are supposed to be challenging and require physical fitness, stamina, and endurance to face the challenges.
To prepare yourself for the trek, you can start cardiovascular and strength training that includes walking/cycling/hiking or even swimming. Apart from this, doing sits up, crunches and squats will also help you to condition your leg for trekking to remote trails.
The minimum duration of trekking is 3-8 days. However, the trekking with minimum days does not offer
enough acclimatization for your body to adjust in the change in the weather.
The month September to November (Autumn) and March to May (Spring) is best suited for the trek as you can witness clear views of Langtang mountains during the season.
During your Annapurna region trek, you will stay in the local tea house with twin-bed sharing. As the staple food of Nepal is Dal, Bhat, you can expect the same at a higher altitude. However, some of the tea houses also prepare Chowmein, Thukpa, and Pasta according to the needs of the trekkers.
The base camp trek varies in between 10-20 days according to the itinerary you choose. If you choose the EBC trek with Kalapathar, it is 13-15 days program.
Trekkers who do not want any other trekkers to accompany them during the trek can do solo trek in the Annapurna region. Going on a solo trek means you will be enjoying every bit of the scenery without being worried about being left out in a group or so. But if this is your first trek in Nepal and you do not have enough information, we recommend you hire a local guide.
It's not mandatory to hire a guide during the EBC trek. But we strongly recommend our trekkers hire a guide as the EBC trek itself is one physically and mentally challenging trek of Nepal. So, hiring a guide means he/she will look after you during the trip giving extra comfort and care.
To prevent or overcome any minor to major accidents during the trail, you recommend our hikers to pack the following first-aid kit during the hiking:
✔ Anti-allergy tablets
✔ Medical tape/First aid tapes
✔ Insect repellent
✔ Gauze swabs
✔ Eye pads
✔ Knee guard, ankle guard
✔ Anti-diarrhea tablets
✔ Antiseptic wipes
✔ Gauze rolls
✔ Any prescribed medicine
The altitude of Tengboche is 3860m.
Yes, you can customize or shorten the island peak trek. Most of the packages of Island Peak constitute the summit of EBC and Kalapathar. However, if you want to shorten the itinerary, you can skip Everest and Kalapathar hike and complete it in 13-15 Days.
Yes, you can get Local alcohol during this trek. But we do not recommend our trekkers to drink it since it may cause abdominal discomfort or other problems leading to minor to major complications during the trip.
Surya Peak is about 3 hours away from Gosaikunda Lake.
Everest view trek is the shortest and best way to enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas. Since the trip ends with a summit to the Everest view hotel elevating at an altitude of 3962m, you will have to check yourself for altitude sickness. Other than this, the trip is best for beginners or trekkers who want to enjoy the sights of Everest.
During your trekking journey to the upper Dolpo region, you will be trekking through the Shey Phoksundo National Park. Hence, there is a high chance of encountering wildlife like Musk deer, Blue sheep, Himalayan Tahr, and Grey wolf.
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the most budget-friendly trips in Nepal and cost around $450 - $700.
Yes. It does snow heavily in Upper Mustang, especially during the winter season.
The Upper Mustang grows vegetables like beans and Potatoes.
Since you will be trekking through the Annapurna Conservation Area during the Khayar Lake Trek, you will be able to see Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, and the national bird, Danphe.
You will be staying in a 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu.
Elevating at an altitude of 2195m, the hill station Nagarkot is the most scenic point to enjoy the magnificent sights of Everest. Nagarkot is also famous as a viewpoint to witness the sunrise.
No, there are not any local shops or teahouses as you move forward from Hattiban resort. Hence, make sure that you have all the required supplies required to fuel your body.
Yes. If you love the taste of the food, our chef will provide you with a copy of the recipe.
You can click as many photos as you want ahead of the rafting, but we do not recommend you to carry the camera during the rafting as the water may damage your camera.
During your Muktinath trek, you can collect some Shaligrams that can be collected from the bank of the Gandaki River. The fossilized seashell stone is worshipped as a symbol of Lord Vishnu worldwide.
The Luxury package includes domestic flight charge, necessary permit fees, breakfast, and accommodation in Kathmandu. However, extra expenses like travel insurance, personal equipment, Nepal visa fees, lunch and dinner on the trail, and service charges in tea houses like wifi, battery charging, and hot shower are excluded.
Hence, you do have to pay extra besides the booked package.
Some of the basic tips for beginners are mentioned below:
- Start early to avoid midday heat
- Don’t hesitate to pack snacks, and toiletries
- Don’t rush and continue your trek with steady pace
- Trek with a guide
- Don’t hesitate to rest in the tea houses; your body requires time for acclimatization
- Pre-book your trip
- Start your cardiovascular training before you come to Nepal for the trek
There are no rules such that you need proper training. However, having a training regime will help you a lot during the trek. The training involving cardiovascular activity, hikes, and mental preparedness will allow you to enjoy every bit of the surprises and wonders that trekking routes offers.
As the definition of trekking says it all, trekking can be a lot challenging depending upon the time you choose and the destination you please. Although trekking in Nepal is recommended for all age groups, children and older people may find it difficult to walk through the remote trails.
Hence if you are planning to trek with your children, make sure you either choose to trek in the easy trails like Ghorepani Poonhill, Australian base camp, or trek to the challenging trails like ABC or EBC by taking enough breaks in between the trek to avoid altitude sickness and fatigue. We also offer customized packages to help our visitors to have a nice time during their Nepal visit.
The chance of getting altitude sickness in the Himalayas is unbeatable. However, to avoid the altitude sickness, you have to let your body acclimatize properly throughout the trek. In case you
suffer from altitude sickness, our guide will help you to move down to the lower region.
The Langtang valley trek can be done without a guide too, if you can arrange everything for the trek by yourself. Having a guide by your side will help you to book room during the trek, you will not get lost in the woods and you don’t have to worry about your permits and all.
The best season for the ABC trek is March to May and September to December.
Both National and International visitors need to have a few documents with them for the ABC trek. Below—mentioned are the two most required documents to trek in the region.
Permits and Fees in Annapurna Region:
▪ ACAP entry permit fee for International Visitors: 3,000 NPR (Approx. $27)
▪ ACAP entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 200 NPR
▪ TIMS permit: 1,000 NPR (Approx. $9)
The Permits and TIMS cards can be purchased in Kathmandu at Nepal Tourism Board Office on Pradarshani Marg.
Although trekkers can join for the ABC trek throughout the year, the month March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn) are considered to be the best month as the sky is crisp, the weather is clear, the trail is filled with blossoming wildflowers and trekkers can enjoy the remarkable sights of the Himalayas.
Since the temperature is warm during this time, you will love the whole trekking experience. However, if you love winter and the cold does not bother you much, you can trek in winter (December to February).
The Everest Base camp trek will cost anywhere between $1000 to $4500 depending upon the services you choose and the days you are willing to spend on the upper region.
If you choose the standard package, the estimated cost of the 12-15 Days EBC trek will be $1200 to $1500.
There are a lot of things one needs to consider before planning a hiking trip, and the most crucial one is a backpack. To have everything under control, you must pack the following things to make your hike as smooth as possible:
✔ First-aid kit
✔ Food and water
✔ Spare clothing
✔ Knife, Lighters, Torchlight,
✔ Tissue/Wet wipes
✔ Power bank
The cost of Veg Dal Bhat in Tengboche may vary from Rs. 450-700.
To enjoy services like a hot shower, wifi, and charging your electronics, trekkers must pay extra charges to the teahouse owners.
The cost of the Island Peak trek usually depends upon the package you choose. If you choose the shorter itinerary, it will cost you around $1700-$1900. But, if you choose the 21 Days Island Peak to climb with the Everest base camp trek, it will cost you around $2100-$2400.
The 15 Days Manaslu trek costs you around $1100-$1600.
Gosainkunda Lake is one of the sacred sites for Hindus and Buddhists. Every year thousands of pilgrims visit the site to get blessings and wash off their sins by taking a dip in the lake. Hence, swimming or taking a bath in the lake is not prohibited. However, since the lake contains freezing water, we recommend you to take holy deep.
The shortest Langtang Valley trek itinerary is the 5 days trip.
✔ Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and trek to
✔ Day 2: Drive from Rimche to Langtang Village
✔ Day 3: Trek from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa
✔ Day 4: Hike to Kyanjin Ri and trek back to Kyanjin Gompa to Rimche
✔ Day 5: Trek from Rimche to Syabrubesi and drive to Kathmandu.
Everest view hotel is the most expensive hotel in the region charging around 300 USD to 400 USD per person per night.
Just like any other trekking in Nepal, two seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is considered to be the most month as trekkers can have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the marvelous sights of the mountain and the delightful forest of rhododendron and wildflowers.
No, you don’t need to hire a porter during the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. If you are a solo traveler and trekking with a guide, the guide will help you with your backpacks.
During your Khayar Lake Trek, you will be walking around 6-7 hours on an average per day.
The valley offers a wide range of food options to visitors. From rich Newari cuisines to staple Dal and Bhat, you can enjoy a wide variety of foods. Below mentioned are some food items that you must not miss out on during your visit:
✔ MOMO: Dumplings
✔ Dal Bhat: Nepali staple dish
✔ Chatamari: The Nepali Pizza
✔ Sekuwa: Classic Kebab
✔ Juju Dhau: King of Curds
✔ Samay Baji: Newari Meal
✔ Thukpa: Noodle soup
✔ And other snacks like Alu Chop, Samosa, Alu tareko and many more.
The Shortest route for the Mardi Himal Trek itinerary is trekking via Dhampus.
The outline itinerary for the route is:
• Day 1: Drive to Dhampus and Trek to Low Camp
• Day 2: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp
• Day 3: Hike from High Camp to Base Camp, Trek back to Sidding, and Drive to Pokhara.
The cost of Mardi Himal Trek for Nepali is around Rs. 10,000 to 15,000.
The best month to visit Nagarkot to view the mountains is from October to April. During these months, you can enjoy the most stunning sights of the Himalayas and sunrise views.
On average, roundtrip from Hattiban Resort to Champadevi hills will take you around 5-6 hours.
You can choose to do either of them. You can work with the chef or listen to him giving instructions and cooking.
During your Trishuli River rafting, we recommend you to wear long sleeves shirts and shorts/pants that can dry quickly. And for shoes, you can wear strapped sandals or waterproof shoes that are light and water friendly. Other than the clothes and shoes, make sure that you wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and if you are carrying your phone, make sure that you have a waterproof case.
Anyone above the age of 10 can do rafting in the Trishuli River.
The quickest way to complete Muktinath Trek is to fly to Jomsom from Pokhara.
• Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
• Day 2: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni
• Day 3: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath
• Day 4: Muktinath to Jomsom
• Day 5: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Yes, in the busier hubs like Lukla, Phakding, and Namche, you can find several restaurants, cafés, and bakeries serving a wide range of items. However, as you trek to the upper region, you will be provided with modest food and lodging facilities.
The trekking in Nepal is basically a teahouse trekking. All along the journey, you will find teahouses, guesthouses and lodges that are dedicated to offer the best foods and services to the trekkers coming
from various parts of the world.
After enjoying the staple food Dal and Bhat, you will sleep in a warm and cozy twin bed under a small bamboo hut. A tea house trekking means you will stay in the local tea houses for whatever time you spend in the Himalayas. The tea houses offers lodging and fooding facilities. In some places, you can also find WIFI.
During the Cho La Pass and Gokyo Trek, the trekkers will first summit the pass and then head down to Gorakshep for the next day's climb to Kalapathar. Therefore, any individual planning for this trip must have strong physical fitness along with a strong mindset. If you are a beginner with no previous trekking or climbing experience, we do not recommend this trip.
Unfortunately, one cannot enjoy the panorama of Everest from the Island peak as Everest is tucked behind the Lhotse. However, you can enjoy incredible sights of Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Mera peak.
The region experiences four seasons like any other trekking destination in Nepal. During the spring season (March to May), the temperature varies between 6 to 12 degrees Celcius. During summer (June to August), the temperature is around 25 degrees Celcius. During autumn (September to November), the temperature is around 15 degrees Celcius, and during winter (December to February), the temperature reaches -8 degrees Celcius.
The cost of the Heli Tour to Gosaikunda lake decreases with the increase in the number of people. If you are a group of 5, the cost per person will be $250. For a group of 4, the cost is $400, for a group of 3, the cost will be 450, for a group of 2, the cost will be 650, and for an individual, it will be $1200.
During your Langtang valley trek, you will be staying in local teahouses that provide food, accommodation, and other services according to your preferences.
The main highlight of the Upper Dolpo Trekking is:
✔ Trekking through the remote trails of the region
✔ Shey Phoksundo National Park homes 29 butterfly species, 200 species of birds, and 286 species of ethnobotanical importance.
✔ Enjoy the pristine sights of the deepest lake in Nepal, Shey Phoksundo
✔ Shey Gompa is an 800-year-old monastery in the region.
✔ The medieval village of Saldang and Nomad camp at Dho Tarap
✔ Explore Buddhist culture and Lifestyle.
There is no direct local bus to Ulleri. However, trekkers can now rent jeeps from Nayapul or Pokhara, which is the best way to escape the challenging staircase of Ulleri.
During your Upper Mustang trip, you will be accommodated in Lodges/Teahouses that offer basic facilities for a tourist like a western toilet, a twin bed sharing room, and meals.
Yes, there are plenty of options for hiking near Kathmandu valley, and some of them are:
• Shivapuri National Park hiking
• Champadevi Hike
• Chandragiri Hike
• Chisapani Hike
• Nagarkot Hike
• Shivapuri-Nagarjun hiking and
• Fulchowki Hiking
Yes, to use services like cameras and gadgets you will have to pay an additional amount to the teahouse owner.
Yes, you can do a solo hike to Champadevi. However, if it's your first time hiking in Nepal, we recommend you to have a local guide or hike with a group of other hikers.
It's not mandatory to tip the chef. However, if you appreciate his work and loved the food, we recommend you to tip them according to your wish.
The shortest Everest Base Camp trek itinerary for this package is the 10 days program.
- Day 1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
- Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar and acclimatization hike to Everest View Hotel
- Day 3: Trek to Tengboche
- Day 4: Trek to Dingboche and acclimatization hike to Nangkartseng
- Day 5: Trek to Lobuche
- Day 6: Trek to Gorakshep and hike to Everest base camp
- Day 7: Trek to Pheriche and Hike to Kalapathar
- Day 8: Trek down to Namche Bazar
- Day 9: Trek down to Lukla
- Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu.
The Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) is a vital trekking permit that is required for trekking in any region. Besides this, you will also need area-specific permits like Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) for the Annapurna circuit trek and Sagarmatha National Park permit for the Everest
base camp trek.
Both of these cards can be issued on your arrival in Kathmandu via the Nepal Tourism Board office in
The weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict. The nights are colder whereas, the days are warmer. The weather during the day is comfortably dry and warm if you will be trekking in the spring or autumn season. The temperature could be as 15-degree Celcius low and high as 20-degrees Celsius during the daytime.
The estimated cost of the Annapurna base camp trek comes around $600-$1000. But the cost mainly depends upon the days you spend in the upper region, the room you choose, and the foods you eat during the trip.
There is a very low chance of getting altitude sickness during the Langtang trek. But if you feel uneasy during the trip and show symptoms like difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and nausea, inform your guide or group so that you can be provided with immediate first aid.
The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek cost ranges between $900-$1300.
Trekkers do not have to compromise on food when it comes to EBC trek. During the Everest base camp trek, you will get a lot of options of food items as the tea houses to offer Chinese, Continental to typical Nepali Dal Bhat.
The price of the food items increases with the increasing altitude but you will be served only the best. For breakfast, you can enjoy mashed potato, pancake, bread, eggs, oat porridge, Muesli, Apple porridge, Chocos with milk. Similarly, for dinner and lunch, you can have Momos, Nepali staple dish Dal Bhat, Noodles, Pizza, and many more.
Yes, you can customize the Langtang valley trek package according to your availability in Nepal. You can choose to complete the trip in 5 days or make it a 9-10 days trip according to your interest.
On average, the trekkers will have to trek 5 hours per day during the Everest view trek.
The Khayar Lake elevates at an altitude of 4665m.
No, you don’t need any kinds of medical certificates to do Trishuli River Rafting.
During your Muktinath Trek, you will be able to enjoy the incredible sights of Dhaulagiri, Tukuch, Dhampus, and Nilgiri.
As per the trekking report, a child as young as seven years and an elder as old as 70 years have already trekked to the base camp. However, what matters is not the age but the physical and mental condition of the individual. Since there are many challenges like altitude sickness, food and accommodation facilities, dehydration, and many, there is no yes or no answer to this question as long as you are determined, physically and mentally fit, you can join the trek.
Drinking tap water is not a very good idea. Since the water is not purified, you may have some serious
health issues afterward. Hence, avoid drinking tap water and choose the bottled water.
In case you find buying and drinking from the bottled water expensive, please opt for water purification tablets or drops to purify the water. It's important for you to stay hydrated so do drink a lot of water.
Yes, the ABC trek is suitable for beginners as well. Any person with a normal fitness level can join the trip as long as they can walk 5-6 hours a day on average.
The main highlights of the Langtang Gosaikunda trek are:
▪ Sacred Gosainkunda lake at an altitude of 4600m
▪ Majestic panorama of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Kimsung, Naya Kanga, Yansa Tsenji and other
▪ Kyanjin Ri, the view point of the Langtang region
▪ Trek through the rich landscape of the Langtang National Park
▪ Local Cheese factory at Kyanjin Gompa
▪ Explore monasteries and stupas at Kyanjin Gompa.
▪ Experience the warm hospitality of locals
▪ Enjoy Tibetan influenced local cuisines
Yes, you can rent or hire trekking equipment in Kathmandu. The local shop in Thamel offers a wide range of trekking equipment and gear. So you can rent whatever gears you need according to your preferences.
Since you will be wearing the life jacket throughout the rafting, it will work as an excellent flotation device. And in case you fall in the river, remember to hang on the paddle, grab the raft or look for a rope attached to the raft.
No. You don’t need prior experience or a special class before rafting.
Yes, travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers. Having insurance that covers the medical and emergency evacuation cost will help you a lot in case you face any challenges or difficulties during the trek.
If you get sick in the mountains, you can visit the local health post, the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) or in case of emergency, you will be transferred to Kathmandu or Pokhara in the helicopter.
While trekking to the higher altitude having a porter to carry your baggage will allow you to walk freely throughout the trek. However, if you feel hiring a porter will be expensive; you can also ask your guide
to help you to carry the backpacks by paying some extra amount.
A porter can carry as much as 20kgs.
Yes, there is a hot shower facility in the trek, but trekkers need to pay an extra charge for the service.
Not all teahouses in the region have adequate power supplies. However, if the teahouse has enough power, they will allow you to charge your camera or phone once you pay a certain charge for the service. Hence, carrying a power bank is the best option we can offer you during your EBC trek.
On average, trekkers will be walking 7-8 hours per day.
On average, trekkers will cover 10km and walk 6 hours per day during their ABC trek.
Everest base camp trek can be accomplished by anyone who is physically and mentally prepared for the trip. However, the trek might be a little challenging for the beginners as they are not prepared well for the rocky trails and several uphill and downhill journeys continuously for 10-15 days.
The capital city Kathmandu offers a wide variety of options for hiking. Among dozens of options, below mentioned are the shortest hiking trails in Kathmandu where you can enjoy the scenery in the best possible way:
✔ Champadevi hiking
✔ Nagarkot hiking
✔ Shivapuri hiking
✔ Chandragiri hiking
✔ Jamacho hiking
✔ Phulchowki hiking
✔ Nagarjun hiking and many more.
Read the full blog to get the details of the hike: Top 10 Hiking Places in kathmandu
Yes, you can complete the Annapurna base camp trek in 7 Days. The outline itinerary of the 7 Days ABC trek is mentioned below:
▪ Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara
▪ Day 2: Pokhara to Chomrong
▪ Day 3: Chomrong to Himalayan Hotel
▪ Day 4: Himalayan Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp
▪ Day 5: Annapurna base camp to Sinuwa
▪ Day 6: Sinuwa to Pokhara
▪ Day 7: Pokhara to Kathmandu
During December, the Everest region is extremely cold and the trails are all icy. With snowfall and temperature reaching minus degrees, the trek is more challenging in winter in comparison to spring and autumn. However, if you are ok with the cold and you love taking challenges, trekking in December is a perfect combo for you.
Below-mentioned are the packing list for trekking:
- Duffle bags
- Trekking bags
- Trekking shirts and trousers
- Base layer
- Insulation layer
- Outer layer
- Waterproof and windproof jacket
- Breathable underwear
Foot wears and Hand wears:
- Waterproof hiking boots
- Hiking and Thermal socks
- Outer and inner gloves
- Head wears
- Cap/ Hats
Other important accessories
- Map and compass
- Sunscreen with UV protection
- Sleeping bag
- First aid kit
- Water bottle
- Water purification tablet
- Hand sanitizer
- Small locks
- Some books if you are a reader
- Portable charger
- Protein bars/ Granolas
- Tea bags/ Coffee
At a higher altitude, every service is charged. Therefore, you can undoubtedly recharge your
electronic devices but carrying your own solar power or power bank is the best alternative rather
than paying for recharging your device at every another teahouse.
▪ Yes, you will need trekking permits for the Mardi Himal trek. The two permits are namely the ACAP and TIMS. The Trekking guide Team Adventure includes the necessary permits in the package.
Trekking becomes expensive by the trekking trails you choose and the way you spend extra money on the teahouses. Normally it costs you around 1000 to 3000 USD only for the food, accommodation,
permits, and porter/guide and for other entrance fees. This cost does not include any extra activities or International flight costs.
To minimize the trekking cost, you can always opt to use the rented trekking equipment and gears
available in Thamel. One can rent a down jacket, gloves, sleeping bag, and trekking boots easily on their
arrival in Kathmandu.
▪ You do not have to carry your meal during the trek since the basic three meals a day are included in the package. The meal offered in the teahouse is just enough to fuel your body. However, you can pack protein bars, and other snacks if you like to munch during the trek.
The visa cost for Nepal is mentioned below:
- For 30 Days (Multiple entries), you have to pay 40 USD
- For 90 Days (Multiple entries), you have to pay 100 USD
- For Visa extension (Within valid Visa Period), you have to pay 2 USD per day
- For Visa extension (within Multiple Entry), you have to pay an additional 20 USD
Yes. You can apply for the Nepal Visa online. Although you can get your visa on arrival, if you choose to do it before your arrival, you can do it 15 days prior to arrival. To fill the visa form, you
will have to mention the address of the hotel and a recent pp size photo. After submitting, make sure to print out the confirmation receipt and show it to the immigration officer at the airport on your arrival.
▪ Mardi Himal trek offers an average trekking experience meaning, it does not require much physical fitness in comparison to EBC and ABC trek. So any individual with normal fitness can join for the trek and summit the base camp elevating at an altitude of 4250m.
A minimum per day expenses per person will be around 25 to 30 USD. This cost includes lodging and fooding in the teahouses.
Taking extra services like recharging your devices, hot water showers can cost you more than average.
▪ If you have the necessary documents and have enough knowledge about the trail, you can go on a solo trek. Nevertheless, if you are trekking in Nepal for the first time we recommend you to have a guide then go on for a solo trek.
If you are prescribed to take your medicines daily, then you need to bring that to your trekking as well.
Before coming to Nepal, consult your doctor for any consultation or medication that you will require during the trek.
▪ Teahouses in the upper region mainly offer vegetarian meals so it won't be a problem at all.
Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November) is the best season for the trek as the view is clear and the weather is stable.
During these seasons, you do not have to worry about the trails
being damaged or being flooded like in the rainy season (June to August). In the winter (December to February), the weather drops to minus and the trail becomes slippery making it impossible to trek.
There are no ATMs on the trekking routes. Hence, you have to carry the cash you need on the route either from Kathmandu or from Pokhara according to your trekking destination.
▪ Tipping is not compulsory at all. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided by them, you can tip them as an appreciation for the work they have done for you.
After covid has settled a bit, Nepal was my first place to visit for my refreshment holiday. Thanks to my friend Jonathon Thomas who recommended me Trekking Guide Team and Kabiraj for my Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal. March 2nd, 2022, I solo trekked to ABC with off-course with a very friendly experienced guide - Mr. Ram Sharan Timsina.
Well, no one can miss the epic Everest base camp trek and Annapurna base camp trek while talking about the popular places to do trekking in Nepal. However, besides these two major trekking destinations,
the Langtang trek, Manaslu trek, and Annapurna circuit trek are other popular trekking destinations among the trekkers who love the off-beaten trails.
Nepal offers plenty of adventurous activities to its visitors. From paragliding in the beautiful Pokhara city to bungee jumping in the Bhotekoshi river, you can feel your adrenaline rush in the most epic way.
Apart from bungee and paragliding, you can also enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing, and white river rafting all in a single trip.
Although Nepalese have a conservative mindset, they are always opened to their guests and accept them for who they are. Following the Mantra, Aati Thi Devo Bhaba, Nepalese are pleased with the
visitors in every corner of the country. However, being alone in a foreign land is never a good idea.
So make sure you keep yourself out from being gazed at and always do a background check on your
guide for safety as well.
▪ Water from the local sources is not safe to drink so you should not drink water directly from the tap. You can buy bottled water throughout the trail. However, bottled water is slightly expensive so we highly suggest you carry tablets, water purifiers, or SteriPen purifiers.
▪ Yes, we recommend you to have travel insurance before trekking to Mardi Himal. It is better to get insurance that covers medical charges, helicopter evacuation, theft, and so forth.
▪ You can face altitude sickness above 3,000m from the sea level. You’re always at risk of suffering from altitude sickness since the maximum elevation of this trek is 4,500m at Mardi Himal Base Camp. Therefore, it is essential to stay hydrated and take safety precautions while trekking.
▪ The teahouses and lodges of Mardi Himal Trek provide basic services. They offer common rooms and toilets in sharing-basis. Hot showers, WiFi, boiled water, and charging facilities are available in the teahouses but will cost you extra money.