10 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Region

Annapurna Region

Duration

10 Days

Max Altitude

3210m

Best Season

Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.

Activity Per Day

4-6 hours walking

Transportation

Tourist Bus, Private Car Or Plane Flight (optional)

Grade

2-Moderate

Min Group Size

2 people

Overview

An incredible journey to Poonhill is one of the best-organized trips to see the sights of Himalayas of Nepal and green vegetation of Nepal offered by Himalayan Social Journey. A short hike or a trek to Poonhill will soothe your eyes as snowcapped mountain come into your view.The Ghorepani hill trek is a short week trek to Ghorepani Poonhill at the foothills of the Annapurna. Enjoy wandering through a stunning mountain landscape and enchanting villages of the Gurung in thick forests full of birds, deep sub-tropical valleys, set under the Annapurnas, dominated by the picturesque fluted summit of Machapuchare (Fish Tail Top).

From the Poon Hill (3.210 m above the village of Ghorepani), you can enjoy the best view of the huge sunrise of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Nilgiri, Hiunchuli or Machhapuchhre, from which you can appreciate the scenery, the beautiful history and nature on some of the world's most scenic roads.

If you want the complete Poonhill trek package with Chitwan Jungle Safari, you can check our 12 Days Poonhill Wildlife Trek program here.

Journey of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

This incredible Ghorepani Poonhill Trek organized by Himalayan Social Journey begins with the sightseeing tour to UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu. 

Explore the magnificence of Pokhara city and continue the journey by hiking to Poonhill. Take into the beauty of Himalayas in your camera and capture it for a longtime memory. Besides that, indulge the cultural variety that is seen during the trek and experiences the countryside of Nepal. Likewise, a pleasure of seeing the first ray of sunrise will make your day even better.  After a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapool, our official trek into the mountains begins. While hiking through the lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, the ethnic settlement is what you will encounter. Some amazing views of the mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna IV, Machapuchre (Fishtail) are some mountains seen during the hike. After taking into the views then we will descend down to Ghandruk via Tadapani to Nayapul and then to Pokhara.

Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek 

·  You can travel for a few days on easy trails

·  You 're going to capture the mesmerizing views of the ever-smiling snow-covered peaks

·  Walk past the forests of rhododendrons, magnolia, and other wild flora and fauna.

·  Visit the Ghandruk ethnic museums.

·  You can dress up traditional Gurung costumes, and you can click pictures, too.

·  Amazing friendliness and convenient tea-houses

·  Beautiful closer views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri range

·  Stroll through the never-ending stony stairways.

·  Cherish a clear overview of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna and    Manaslu ranges.

Outline Itinerary ( 10 Days )

  • 1

    Arrival Day

    Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport and meet Himalayan Social Journey Guide for your trip and transfer to Hotel. After the orientation program at evening welcome dinner with cultural program.

    Accomodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel (D)
    Meal: Dinner
    Activity: Orientation Program

  • 2

    Full Day Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley

    After breakfast guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle. You will visit UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. 

    Accomodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel (D)
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Sightseeing tour

  • 3

    Drive to Birethanti via Pokhara

    After breakfast, you will be driving to Birethani. Birethani passes through Pokhara but there wont be stoping at Pokhara. You will enjoy scenic route to popular tourist destination and from there you will begin to have the sightings of rural villages of Annapurna region of Nepal. You will spend overnight in the lodge at the Birethani. 

    Accommodation: Lodge at Birethani
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Drive to Birethani (5-6 hrs)
    Altitude: 1100m

  • 4

    Trek to Ulleri (2000m)

    After breakfast, we leave Birethanti and hike up to Ulleri. You will pass through lush jungles, cross small streams, pass small villages and walk through the terraced farmland. Overnight at Guest House. (B)

    Accommodation: Guest house in Ulleri
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trekking (5-6hrs)
    Altitude: 2000m

  • 5

    Trek to Ghorepani (2800m)

    Now we're going to Ghorepani Poon Hill, from the lovely village of Ulleri. We will take stunning view of the Annapurnas, Machapuchhare and Hiunchuli snowy hills. Then we go more gradually to the Nanghethani (2460 m) through the rhododendron trees. We reach Ghorepani, a beautiful village on the ridgeline after a further hour walking.

    Accommodation: Guest House in Ghorepani
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trekking 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 2800m

  • 6

    Hike to Poonhill and Trek to Tadapani

    Early morning hiking to Poonhill to see Sunrise and Mountain View in a clear day, panoramic view of 10 different peaks and then trek back to the guest house. You will continue your trek to Tadapani. The trail contains doing ups and down along the stone staircase, walking along the newly built roads and passing through the lush jungles. 

    Accommodation: Guest House in Tadapani
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trekking 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 2620m

  • 7

    Trek to Nayapul

    Today, we will leave Tadapani behind and continue our journey to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful settlement of Gurung community. Taking in the view of this picturesque village, we continue trekking towards Nayapul. From Nayapul, you will drive back to Pokhara in Private transportation. Overnight at Hotel Dandelion or Hotel Lake Star.

    Accommodation: Hotel Dandelion or Hotel Lake Star
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trekking 5-6hrs // Driving- 1:30-2hrs

  • 8

    Sightseeing Day at Pokhara

    After breakfast, you will go for a sightseeing tour in Pokhara or boating in Phewa Lake and hike to World Peace Pagoda. Overnight at Hotel Dandelion or Hotel Lake Star. 

    Accommodation: Hotel Dandelion or Hotel Lake Star
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Sightseeing Tour of Pokhara

  • 9

    Fly back to Kathmandu

    Today, you will flying back to Kathmandu and have easy day after tiring trekking days. You can enjoy spa day and strolling around Thamel. Even do little shopping. Overnight in Himalayan Suite Hotel. (B)

    Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Fly to Kathmandu and rest day

  • 10

    Departure Day

    You will escorted to the airport after early morning breakfast for your departure to your home country. (B)

    Meal: Breakfast

Include

  • Airport pickup & drop
  • Accommodation at Himalayan Suite Hotel in Kathmandu, Hotel Dandelion or Hotel Lake Star in Pokhara in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Simple accommodation in the lodge with breakfast during the trek in twin-sharing basis
  • Necessary permit, TIMS, and National Park fees
  • Necessary rafting equipment (Helmet, life jacket, and Paddle)
  • Trekking equipment during the trek [Duffle bag if necessary]
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Welcome dinner with a cultural program in a local restaurant
  • Transportation by Deluxe tourist Coach Kathmandu – Birethani via Pokhara
  • Meals, accommodation insurance, and other expenses of the trekking crew (guide and porters) 2 people will have one porter and highly experienced English speaking guide
  • All Government taxes, VAT, and service charge
  • One way flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and during the trekking days (Meal cost about $4 to $7 depending on what and where you eat)
  • Sightseeing entry fees, NRS 250 (Syambhunath) +400 (Boudhanath) +1000 (Patan Durbar Square), + 1000 (Pashupatinath)
  • Thirty minute massage at Himalayan Suite Spa
  • Personal expenses & Your Travel Insurance
  • Pokhara Mountain Flight (USD 100)

Route Map

10 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Departures Dates

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06 Jan, 2021 - 18 Jan, 2021
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18 Jan, 2021 - 30 Jan, 2021
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06 Jan, 2022 - 18 Jan, 2022
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18 Jan, 2022 - 30 Jan, 2022
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Best time for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek

Spring and autumn mark this trek for the best time. The weather is moderate and favorable, and the visibility is clearest during this season.

And on the drier routes you get to walk. During this time of year, you don't have to worry about the rain or leaks.

But even in summer and winter this walk is feasible.

The road can be found slippery and leek-faced during the summer / monsoon. But the walk isn't a major issue with proper plumage and insect repellents.

You can find the hill slippery in winter because of the snow and at high altitudes, feel very cold. But you can easily go to this trek with the warm clothes and a happy heart.

Difficulty during Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

Poon Hill is the shortest and most modest yet exotic hiking route. This trip can be completed successfully in any person with good health. 

In this walk, you walk up the stony stairs or downhill for around 5-6 hours per day. The walk may be a little challenging, but not impossible, for beginners. 

Stop the rides, tie the walking shoes, and wear the right clothing. Then you're going to the Poon Hill much easy. 

However, the trail can be crowded in the peak season. So, when you walk with your mates, you must have a strong stamina and patience. 

Food and Lodging in Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Circuit Trek is a teahouse trek like most of Nepal's treks. In general, tea houses provide a single room with twin beds. In the common room, you can charge your phones at a certain discount. Hot showers usually cost about USD 1 in teahouses.In addition, the meals provided in the teahouses are simple and you'll get the Nepalese "Dal Bhat" meal served in most teahouses. In addition, you can also enjoy a limited variety of World cuisine including pizza , pasta, burgers, etc. You need to book these reservations early, particularly in the offseason, in order to be free from any problems.

Connecting with your loved ones back at home while on trek

Free WiFi and charge is generally available (with some exceptions) you can find free WiFi and charge, most places charge a modest fee (e.g. Rs100-400) to use WiFi or charge; WiFi is available at Thorung Phedi and High Camp for Rs200. WiFi can be unreliable, sluggish or unusable. Be prepared to be out of touch with the world for up to a week at high altitudes.
To improve your connectivity, carry your phone to the Nepal SIM, you'll get more than you'd think (GPRS/EDGE speed). Village electricity could be perfect during your stay. Villages above 4000 m tend to be the latter. Tea houses can have the potential to charge you either from solar sources or from a battery bank.but it is most wise to either have your own or not depend on electronic devices.

Obtaining Trekking Permits

You will need to arrange both the Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) permit and the Annapurna National Park Permit (sometimes also known as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit). HSJ will arrange for your trekking permits.

As of 2019, the permits will refund a minimum of USD $50: the APC Permit is USD $30 / NPR 3,000 per person, while the TIMS Permit is USD $20 / NPR 2,000 per person.

These will need to be checked at different checkpoints along the trek.

Make sure you also bring a minimum of 4 passport photos for your trekking permit!

Insuring your safety

We suggest taking out an insurance plan for your individual accountability, accidents and illnesses during the service.Regarding the type of activity, you may be asked to show a certificate of insurance for help and support, sanitation and search. This service is private and not free in Nepal, the helicopter will not take off until it is convinced to pay for the insurance.

Luggage per one person

For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your daypack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets etc.

Single Supplementary for Solo Travelers

There will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for "single supplement" of USD 200. Important:  Please note that during the trek there are some lodges which won't have sufficient rooms to provide private accommodation. So, even if you purchase single supplement you will end up sharing a room for some days of the trek.

Travel and Transportation Modes used for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

There are two ways to get from Kathmandu to Ghorepani.

By Bus: Touring to and from city destinations is done on a private vehicle such as a car, jeep or microbus. Luxury tourist buses, which are only hired by the company for the most part, make the long distance travel. You will may have to take a public bus on some trip, but you do not need to worry about your protection or comfort because you ride with our guides and support staff in a group.

By air: Transportation by plane is available to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu at the end of the trek. 

If you want to experience helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp and no trek, then you can have a look at our program https://hsj.com.np/trip/explore-nepal-with-everest-scenic-flight-and-annapurna-base-camp-heli-tour

This Tour with HSJ

Guides and Porters

Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced, hospitable and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt. of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, Himalayan Rescue Association and Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project. You will be provided with the professional and an experienced English speaking trekking guide with the good knowledge of the place and the trek. The trekking crew is skilled with the experience of over 10 years, well-trained, friendly guide and, courteous and helpful porters, assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.

For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters is our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessities.

Other Programs and services we offer with this trip

• Welcome and Farewell dinner

• Yoga Classes

• Spa services

How do we make sure you get the best experience of this trek?

We are your completely flexible travel partner. Want to follow different route? We have you covered. Have extra time in Nepal? Excellent! We have more add-on tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Cable Car ride to Chandragiri hills, Cooking and Yoga classes in Kathmandu and so on. Would like to customize the trip? Well, why not? Give us your ideas and we will prepare complete itinerary for you. Do you want to use different standard of accommodations than provided in the itineraries? Of course! You absolutely can. From your arrival until you departure, your wishes are our command. Feel free to make the request.

Equipment and Packaging list for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Clothing

Trekking boots

Short-sleeved Trekking shirts

Trekking pants and jackets

Thermals underwear

Long-sleeved Trekking shirts

Insulating down jackets

Woolen cap

Trekking Gloves

Raincoats

First Aid

Diamox tablets

Sanitary pads / Tampons

Anti-nausea Medicines

Band-aids

Mosquito and insect repellents

Toiletries

Soap

Toilet Paper

Shampoo

Sunscreen

Hand sanitizer

Accessories

Sunglasses

Sleeping bag

Cameras

Batteries

Water Bottle

Solar Chargers

Hot water Thermos

Important Documents

Passport

Travel Permits

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who cannot, for whatever reason, make a last minute reservation special arrangement for Himalayan Social Journey. In the case of last minute reservation, 100% tour payment will be approved within 24 hours. We try to operate a trek at any time but we are not liable for the delay in case of last-minute reservation, because of uncontrolled changes such as weather and the availability of accommodation.

Feedbacks

Throughout the years of business, we have always put the customers feedback as our inspiration towards making our company great travel partner. With many ups and downs, and good and not so good feedbacks we have reached where we are now. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate if you give us your valuable feedback, account of good and bad experiences, recommendations and also your honest rating to our trip advisor page.

 

Important Information

Poonhill trek is one of the best and easiest trek of Nepal. People mainly do this trek to introduce themselves to trekking as beginners. It is also popular for the best sunrise views from the top of Poon Hill (3210 m) over the village of Ghorepani can be found at Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre, which are 6993 m. One of the world's most spectacular routes enchants you with nature, beauty and fascinating culture.

Poon Hill is the shortest and most modest yet exotic hiking route. This trip can be completed successfully in any person with good health. 

In this walk, you walk up the stony stairs or downhill for around 5-6 hours per day. The walk may be a little challenging, but not impossible, for beginners. 

 

The Poonhill Ghorepani Trek involves a mountain lodge and two nights at a hotel of Pokhara. We offer a twin sharing room in Tikhedunga / uleri, Ghorepani and Jhino Danda with an en suite toilet. and basic Tadapani accommodation.

The Pokhara hotel provides toilets, Television, 24-hour hot water, power supply and washing facilities.

For single trekker-one private single room with bath in the lodge, individual private accommodation anywhere else in the route.

Two nights hotels in Kathmandu, which is included in the deal, are mandatory before and after the trip.

Free WiFi and electricity to charge your gadgets (some exemptions) can be found on the route . WiFi and a charging can be provided in most place for a small fee (e.g. Rs100–400). Wireless internet can be insecure, slow or unusable.  You will get more than you would expect to boost your connection with your phone if you carry Nepal SIM (GPRS / EDGE speed). Tea houses will charge you from either solar or battery-based outlets, so it is better to either rely on your own electronic devices and power bank.

You will need to arrange both the Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) permit and the Annapurna National Park Permit (sometimes also known as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit). HSJ will arrange for your trekking permits. The APC Permit is USD $30 / NPR 3,000 per person, while the TIMS Permit is USD $20 / NPR 2,000 per person.

Clothing

·         Trekking boots

·         Short-sleeved Trekking shirts

·         Trekking pants and jackets

·         Thermals underwear

·         Long-sleeved Trekking shirts

·         Insulating down jackets

·         Woolen cap

·         Trekking Gloves

·         Raincoats

First Aid

·         Diamox tablets

·         Sanitary pads / Tampons

·         Anti-nausea Medicines

·         Band-aids

·         Mosquito and insect repellents and leech repellents if you are trekking during monsoon

Toiletries

·         Soap

·         Toilet Paper

·         Shampoo

·         Sunscreen

·         Moisturizer

·         Hand sanitizer

Accessories

·         Sunglasses

·         Sleeping bag

·         Cameras

·         Batteries

·         Water Bottle

·         Solar Chargers

·         Hot water Thermos

Important Documents

·         Passport

·         Travel Permits

There will be plenty of tap water available on the trek. Taps in, out or in guesthouses mean that there are plenty of places to fill your bottles and/or your water bladders.This could be where you stay, a lunch stop, or a shared public tap used by locals. Use an efficient sterilization method to make sure your water is safe and not contaminated in anyway.Bottled water is available to buy throughout the trek, but we would advise against this for a number of reasons.You do not need them if you use sterilization method. Environment concerns are there and also buying water is expensive up in the mountains. 

We suggest taking out an insurance plan for your individual accountability, accidents and illnesses during the service.Regarding the type of activity, you may be asked to show a certificate of insurance for help and support, sanitation and search. This service is private and not free in Nepal, the helicopter will not take off until it is convinced to pay for the insurance.

For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your daypack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets etc.

It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch & dinner) you want to eat. Trekkers find that around $20 (for lunch & dinner) a day is reasonable for the trekking days.

There will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for "single supplement" of USD 200. Important:  Please note that during the trek there are some lodges which won't have sufficient rooms to provide private accommodation. So, even if you purchase single supplement you will end up sharing a room for some days of the trek.

As for the tips, A general rule of thumb for tipping is USD 25 for the guide per traveller and USD 25 for porter between two travellers if you are fully satisfied with their service. So we suggest you allocate a minimum of USD 50 for Tipping. This is just a guideline and you may tip whatever / how much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trek a memorable one

Yes, children are over the age of 12 are allowed to do the trek. Please make sure they are accustomed to high hills and stairs walking before doing the trek.

This trek consist of stone stairs climbing and acents and decents periodically. Though it is considered easy and safe trek, it is still advised that older people take caution. If you are fit and healthy and have previous trekking experience, you could easily do this trekking without any fuss and if you are novice, then you should do it at slow pace and after training and checking up with your doctor if you can do this trek under some medical condition. Age however is not the limit if you are healthy and physcially fit with good stamina. 

Since it is popular trekking destinations among domestic and foreign trekkers, the trekking route has now variety of food menu. You can commonly find Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey , Tibetan bread or Chapati , Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets), Pancakes,  Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables, Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees, Hot chocolates etc)(Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread Various Soups items, Sherpa Stew Steaks,  Sandwiches,  Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta ,Vegetable curry, Potatoes items, Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn),  Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Though it not generally required, if you feel like the need, you should bring it on your own. 

The trek takes normally 4-5 hours a day to catch up on spectacular views of the mountains. The Trek Routes at Ghorepani Poonhill are relatively uphill, downhill and straight, but this is a high-mountain trek that has to go on remote trials in the Himalayas. This trek will join with trekkers who can walk 4 to 5 hours a day at a comfortable speed with a light days bag. Some days can take longer hours to complete the trek. You must also be fairly fit and trained.

The Poon Hill Trek will not be a problem for AMS (acute mountain sickness). Many people in Gorepani may sense the altitude but not acutely feel sickness.Because Poonhill is under 4000 m above sea level, there is no chance of altitude or mountain illness.

FAQ's

You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon your arrival at USD 30 (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa, USD 50 for a 30 days visa and USD 125 for a 90 days Multiple visas, and you can also extend it later on if you wish. They have newly installed technology (visa machine) which makes it no longer necessary to have a passport photo. Important! Please bring 3 photos for your trekking permit, TIMS and for others.

Besides trekking packages and tour operation, we arrange international air tickets to the major airports of all over the world. Himalayan social journey travel agency is the one-stop travel solution company; we offer all travel related product at the best possible rates with excellent services.

Please keep this thing in your mind that there are some airport touts and scam artists who take advantage of tourists. They might offer to carry your luggage and they want a large amount of money. Sometimes they intimidate our drivers and even take away their signs. Anyway...if you want someone to help you with your luggage you can give them NOT MORE THAN 1 - 2 DOLLARS. This is a small hassle that tourists sometimes face upon arrival at the airport. Do not stress about this but just be aware not to give more than a few dollars for their luggage handling if you choose to take someone's services. Nepalese in general are very kind and hospitable people.

Some major currencies (USD, AUD and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in both Kathmandu and Namche and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Generally, the orientation meeting is scheduled in the Kathmandu hotel at 4 or 5 pm and this will be informed by our representatives after your arrival. The tour starts with an orientation meeting and ends up after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.

If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected] And if you'll be spending extra time in Nepal please let us know. We will book your extra night accommodation at same trip hotels

For each tour date, there will be several separate groups. Each group will have a maximum of 14 people with its own experienced English speaking guide. During the trek, there will be a suitable number of porters to carry your luggage.

The cost of our trip is based on a twin-sharing basis so there will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation or you are a solo traveller, you'll find the option for "single supplement". Additional cost will be applicable as a Single Supplementary Charge for the single room during the trip.

No refund will be made for 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of trip for any other else reason. Having paid the full amount of any trip, you will get your money back but still, cancellation charge (20%) is invoiced to you. And for the voucher holders, since you have purchased the voucher from the deal companies, we have to follow their cancellation policy. But for both the conditions, we are flexible to postpone your trip in any later days. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip.

Sometimes travellers are unable to finish the scheduled trek due to the various reasons or they ended up not completing the trek/tour for health or personal reasons. In this case please realize that we cannot offer you any refunds for unused days on the tour/tour. You have to understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

All the breakfast during your trip is included but the lunches and dinners are not except welcome dinner in the first day at the local restaurant. Meals during Kathmandu stay and trekking days cost from $5 to $8 per item depending on what you choose to eat.

There will not be any problem for vegetarian, most of the lodges serve vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at a high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

You have to manage yourself for the drinking water. There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated "pure water" stations along the trek. As the alternative, you can also easily purchase bottled water at the lodges. The bottled water costs USD 2$ - 4$ per litre. It is very important that you drink at least 3 litres of pure water daily during the trek.

The width of Nepal is only about 200 km on an average, but within this short distance, the altitude of the land rises from 60 m up to 8,848 m. Hence the weather depends upon the altitude of the place in Nepal. However, in general, Nepal has four climatic seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

Spring starts from March to May. The temperature of this season fluctuates between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Summer starts from June last to August. These are also the monsoon months with occasional evening-thunderstorms and hot temperature. Autumn starts from late September and ends by November. During this period, the climate is generally dry and mild with temperature fluctuating between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Winter starts from December until February. The mornings and evenings are very cold while the afternoon is pretty sunny. The temperature during these months rises from 10C to 20C (59F to 68F). At higher altitudes, it is cold during the winter months.

The trip hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can store your luggage and clothing that are not required for the trekking and you can collect it after your Trek and Tour.

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and N-cell in order to update the whereabouts and situation of our every client. You may pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too. Also, we have kept a satellite phone at Dingboche, which has a poor connection to the network of phones. Our guides use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee. During the tour there will be easy access for International cal through cyber and communication Center. You will get Wi-Fi connection too in some of the places in the mountains for the extra cost. 

Remember to bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters! You can also buy the adapters in the supermarkets or electronic shops in the Kathmandu. Our guide can help you with it.

It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch & dinner) you want to eat. Trekkers find that around $20 (for lunch & dinner) a day is reasonable for the trekking days. You may have to pay for Wi-Fi, electricity and hot showers too (up in the mountains during the trek). Hence allocating the allowance for each day accordingly would suffice. 

  • Daypack (rucksack)
  • Backpack (a porter will carry it) Recommended size: about 50-litre capacity (10-12 KGS per person) if you are travelling with a friend you can share one pack between the two of you.
  • Well-worn hiking boots or shoes
  • A pair of sandals
  • Sleeping Bag (HSJ will provide if you do not have your own)
  • A one-litre hard water bottle to be filled up along the trekking trail
  • Warm jacket Light-weight cotton clothing
  • Waterproof jacket (a fold -away windcheater is fine)
  • Light sweater
  • Bath towel
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Knee supports (optional for the downhill portions of the trek)
  • Trekking pole
  • Water purification (Himalayan Social Journey will provide
  • water purification tablet)
  • Small First-aid-kit (Himalayan Social Journey will also provide one)
  • Headlamp (preferable) or Flashlight (torch)
  • Camera
  • Loose stomach and nausea medicine
  • Toiletries for the trek (toilet paper, soap, Towel shampoo etc...)

If you have purchased a voucher from any deal company, please come in contact with us with the voucher code (redemption code) so that the voucher can be redeemed on time. Since we need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements, kindly confirm your spot with your suitable date at-least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. You can redeem you voucher through this link too : https://hsj.com.np/voucher-redemption

If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected] And if you'll be spending extra time in Nepal please let us know. We will book your extra night accommodation at same trip hotels, Hotel Holy Himalaya , Himalayan Suite Hotel, Hotel Mulberry, Aloft Hotel, and Gokarna Forest Resort for your convenience. 

If you would like to book extra activities such as Paragliding (100pp), Bungy jump (70pp), Mountain flight (USD 180pp), Heli Tour (USD 800pp –based on 5pax) Bhaktapur Sightseeing many more programs. You can book by contacting us at [email protected] For longer excursions such as Bhutan, Tibet, India, and any other treks also, we can help but please contact us immediately at [email protected]

For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters is our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessities.

A general rule of thumb for tipping is USD 50-60 for guide and porter if you are fully satisfied with their service. So we suggest you allocate a minimum of USD 50 for tipping. This is just a guideline and you may tip whatever /how much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trek a memorable one.

If you are considering to donate, School supplies (pens, notebooks, coloured pencils, etc...). These gifts can be directly turned over to our company when you arrive in Kathmandu. And we will manage them to distribute through our proper channels.
As for your the need of much of your trekking clothes and tour supplies and gears, they can be easily purchased in Kathmandu near our hotel at good prices. Bring hiking boots/shoes from your country. The Nepali ones are not recommended. Your guide will assist you to get anything you may need here.

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a lifetime journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of their policies. So in this case, we will give options to choose a different itinerary for an enjoyable holiday. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

The sleeping bags we provide are of good quality. They help you sustain the colder climate in Nepali mountains up to -25 degree Celsius of temperature. However if you need the one of your own, you can buy one here. Your guide shall assist you to get it here. Keep the track of the weather forecast of the area and pack your clothes accordingly. This would help you be prepared for the type of weather Nepali Mountains are accustomed to.

The size of the duffel bag that we provide is 60-70 liter.

Yes, you will have free access to the power in the city areas however with your ascends to the mountain and as you climb to higher altitudes, extra charge would be applicable for the use of power supply or wireless internet connections.