12 Days Poonhill Wildlife Trek

Region

Annapurna Region

Duration

12 Days

Max Altitude

3210m

Best Season

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

Activity Per Day

4-6 Hrs Walking

Transportation

Tourist Bus, Private Car Or Plane Flight (optional)

Grade

2

Min Group Size

2 people

Overview

The trek to Ghorepani which is located in Annapurna region is truly called as all the best of the trekking in Nepal. The trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs & Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) dominating the skyline. When the sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe. A pre-dawn hike to Poonhill (one of the most visited a physical landmark in Nepal) is the key highlight of the trek. The grassy summit of Poon Hill (3210m/10530ft) displays the superb view of sunrise and magnificent Himalayan range including Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre (fishtail peak) and Manaslu.

Besides, during the journey, you are rewarded by the natural beauties in your each & every footstep.

Also, Check our similar but shorter 10 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.

Highlights of Poonhill Wildlife Trekking

  • Share the inspiring knowledge with Nepalese people and Buddhist Monks 
  • Makes a terrific gift to the adventure seeking person in your life 
  • Accommodation from the family house to luxury 5 star
  • Most sold package of Himalayan Social Journey
  • Reach up to 3200 M height - Poonhill
  • Entry- Easy level trek in the majestic Himalaya Annapurna's foothill
  • Experienced local guide bestows knowledge on Nepali culture and traditions 
  • Scenery beauty of Annapurna
  • Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park

Outline Itinerary ( 12 Days )

  • 1

    Arrival Day

    Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, meet Himalayan Social Journey Team and transfer to hotel. The orientation program starts at 5:00 pm at the hotel. At evening enjoy welcome dinner. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel or similar category. (D)

    Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Meal: Dinner
    Activity: Orientation Program

  • 2

    Drive to Pokhara

    After breakfast, drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu by bus (Approx. 5 hours) or by flight (Flight is optional). Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort or similar category. (B)

    Accommodation: Mount Kailash Resort
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: drive/flight to Pokhara

  • 3

    Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri

    After breakfast, drive to Nayapul. Nayapul is starting point for trekking. The hike is about one and half hour. You will walk through the jungle and terraced farmlands. Overnight at Chandra Guest House. (B)

    Accommodation: Chandra Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Drive to Nayapul-Trek to Ulleri (5-6hrs)
    Altitide
    : 1960m

     

  • 4

    Trek to Ghorepani (2800m)

    After enjoy warm breakfast and leaving Tikhedunga behind. You will head towards Ghorepani, a beautiful traditional village with a stunning view of Annapurna range in the backdrop. The trekking is easy and contains walking through the small roads. Overnight at Sunny Guest House. (B)

    Accommodation:  Sunny Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trek to Ghorepani (5-6hrs)
    Altitide
    : 2800m

  • 5

    Hike to Poonhill and trek to Tadapani (2700m)

    You will hike to Poonhill early in the morning. From Poonhill, you will get to see the stunning view of Sunrise, panoramic Mountain View of 10 different peaks. After admiring the mountains, you will trek back to guest house. You will have a warm breakfast at the guest house then start your trek to Tadapani (2700m). Overnight at Grand View Guest House. (B)

    Accommodation:  Grand View Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Hike to Poonhill and Trek to Tadapani (2700m)
    Maximum Altitide
    3210m

  • 6

    Trek down to Ghandruk

    After breakfast, you will leave Tadapani behind and follow the trek down to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful old Gurung Village. Overnight at Meshroom Guest House (B)

    Accommodation:  Meshroom Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trek to Ghandruk (4-5hrs)
    Altitide
    1940m

     

  • 7

    Trek back to Nayapul via Birethanti

    You will leave Ghandruk behind today after breakfast. You will follow the trail to get back to Nayapul via Birethanti. From Nayapul, you can take bus or hire a jeep to drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Mount Kailash. Overnight at Mount Kailash Resort or similar category. (B)

    Accommodation: Mount Kailash Resort
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: drive/flight to Pokhara

  • 8

    Sightseeing Tour in 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 Mount Kailash Resort.

    Accommodation: Mount Kailash Resort
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Sightseeing Tour of Pokhara

  • 9

    Drive to Chitwan

    Early in the morning after having breakfast, you will drive to Chitwan. You have a option to fly to Chitwan from Pokhara. The drive to Chitwan is about 5- 6 hours. You will transfer to Hotel Seven Star. You will welcomed with Welcome drinks, evening walk, Tharu cultural show. Overnight at Hotel Seven star. (B.L.D)

    Accommodation: Hotel Seven Star
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Evening Walk

  • 10

    Chitwan Jungle Activities

    You will enjoy morning breakfast. Afterwards, you will enjoy Elephant Back Safari, Jungle walk, Canoeing trip, Tharu village visit, bird watching. Overnight at Hotel Seven star. (B.L.D)

    Accommodation: Hotel Seven Star
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Jungle Safari and Cultural immersion

  • 11

    Drive back to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu by bus or flight (flight is optional). After arrival at the hotel enjoy a Trekker's Massage, evening dinner and a five-star stay at the Gokarna Forest Resort. (BD)

    Accommodation: Gokarna Forest Resort
    Meal: Dinner, Breakfast
    Activity: Rest and Massage

  • 12

    Departure Day

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for your departure. (B)

    Meal: Breakfast

Include

  • Airport pickup & drop
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu first night after your arrival (Himalayan Suite Hotel), in Chitwan (Hotel Seven Star) and in Pokhara (Hotel Mount Kailash Resort), in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Last night at Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu including one buffet dinner, a special thirty-minute massage, and a breakfast
  • Simple accommodation in the lodge with breakfast during the trek
  • 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 activities (Elephant bathing, bird watching, Elephant breeding, canoeing, Jungle safari Tharu village visit, Tharu cultural dance) and meals (B.L.D) in Chitwan
  • Company T-Shirt
  • Necessary permit, TIMS, and National Park fees
  • Necessary equipment during the trek [Sleeping Bag, Duffle Bag and if necessary]
  • Welcome dinner with cultural programs.
  • Tourist bus transportation Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan - Kathmandu and private transportation Pokhara -Nayapul - Pokhara
  • All Government Taxes and any other official expenses

Exclude

  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and trekking days. (Meal costs about US 4 - 7 dollar per item depending on the place where you eat)
  • Paragliding (USD 80pp) and flight ticket KTM-PKR-KTM (USD 110pp one way) (Optional)
  • Pokhara Mountain Flight USD 120 (Optional)

Route Map

12 Days Poonhill Wildlife Trek

Departures Dates

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Opened
02 Jan, 2022 - 13 Jan, 2022
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Opened
17 Jan, 2022 - 28 Jan, 2022
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Best time for the Poonhill Wildlife 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 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. 

Adventures and Activities in Chitwan

The trip ends with a pleasurable time in Chitwan where you will be exploring the Chitwan national park where hundreds of flora and fauna can be found. A number of activities like Jungle Safari, Jungle Walk, Elephant ride, Elephant bath, Canoeing, Bird Watching and Tharu cultural shows are there to participate and enjoy the delights of Nepal.

Food and Lodging in Trek

Poonhill 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.

In Pokhara and Chitwan, you will get standard accommodation with all the basic amenities and all varieties of food menu. 

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.
You will also need permit to enter Chitwan National Park.

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. 

Personal Safety

Wherever you are your health and security is your responsibilities. In the city area be aware of scammers and touts. Outside the airport, or on the road, taxis are likely to charge more than normal. Pickpockets are active in cities and also in the mountains. Even if you are experienced trekker or have good health and stamina, you don’t know mountains of Nepal and hence, it is wise to keep up with your guide and stay close with your group.

Valuable items like gold or diamond chains, rings, bracelets are best not carried to the mountains and also keep your day pack with you safe. Your passport, permits, phone, cameras are supposed to be with you all the time. Keep the money you carry safe and securely.

Dont try to get too close to the animals or go extra lengths for the photos during your jungle safari, rafting and also trekking times. It is expected and is also for your safety that you travel with responsibility and sensibility. 

As long as you are respecting local norms and culture and are open minded towards local community, you will be treated well and respected regardless of what gender, religion, and culture you are from.

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 Poonhill Wildlife 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 Poonhill Wildlife 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.

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.