14 Days Budget Nepal Trip

Region

Annapurna Region

Duration

14 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

Nepal Trip with Chitwan Jungle Safari and Trishuli River is a 14 days packaged tour prepared by Himalayan Social Journey where you can rejoice the culture, tradition, wilderness of Nepal and at the same time get the exciting thrilling experience through White river rafting in Trishuli River. The trip will take you to the heart of Annapurna with thrilling Rafting and Chitwan Jungle Safari. The trip is the perfect mesh of nature, adventure and culture. This trips will take you to the Himalayas of the Annapurna region to the flatlands of Chitwan.

Through trekking in the hills of Annapurna, relish the pleasure of being in the close proximity of the Himalayas and blend in the culture of Gurung, Magar and Thakali. 

Moreover, get your adrenaline rush pumped through your vein by enjoying the adventurous white river rafting in this trip. Overall, this trip is definitely an all-rounder where you can get the thrill of being in the Himalayas, in the wild nature and pleasure of rafting through the wild rapids of water. Lastly, make an awesome memory of travelling the different parts of Nepal in just 14 days with an amazing crew of Himalayan Social Journey.

Highlights 

  • Entry-Easy level trek in the majestic Himalaya Annapurna's foothill 
  • Share the inspiring knowledge with Nepalese people and Buddhist Monks 
  • Makes a terrific gift to the adventure-seeking person in your life 
  • Experienced local guide bestows knowledge on Nepali culture and traditions 
  • Scenery beauty of Annapurna 
  • Jhinu Hot Spring
  • Whitewater rafting in Trishuli River 
  • Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park

Journey Route with Himalayan Social Journey

Your trip begins with the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu on the second day after which, you would be driving to Trishuli river for a rafting adventure. You would be having time of your life while you shall be enjoying the river sport. As the second part of your trip, you shall be taking a tour of Chitwan, for jungle safari. The Chitwan trip is more likely a resting trip where through various activities like jungle safari, jungle walking, bird watching, canoeing, elephant bathing you can enjoy being in the wild habitat of nature. If lucky while enjoying jungle safari, you may be able to encounter wild animals like one-horned rhino, royal Bengal tiger, musk deer, crocodile and many more. A trip to Chitwan will definitely clench your thirst of enjoying the wild habitat of Nepal.

After Pokhara-Birethani trip and trekking through the trails of Ulleri, Ghorepani you shall reach to Poonhill that you shall fall in love with. The view is breathtaking. The hot spring at Jhinu shall warm you up. Coming back to Pokhara from Landruk via Tolka trek for sightseeing of major tourist spots shall end your 14 days trip. After this, you will return to Kathmandu for your departure. 

Outline Itinerary ( 14 Days )

  • 1

    Arrival Day

    Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport and meet Himalayan Social Journey guide and transfer to hotel, orientation program at 5:00 pm. At evening welcome dinner. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel. (D)

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

  • 2

    Day tour of Kathmandu valley

    After breakfast guided Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Boudha, Patan Durbar Square and Pashupatinath) by private vehicle. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel. (B.B)

    Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Meal:Breakfast
    Activity: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu

  • 3

    Rafting in Trishuli River and drive to Chitwan

    Kathmandu to approx. 3 hours’ drive to rafting starting point Charaudi 85 KM and do raft for about 3 hours and drive to Chitwan approx. 4 hours and transfer to hotel, Welcome drinks, Evening walk, and Tharu cultural show. Overnight at Sevenstar Hotel. (B.L.D)

    Accommodation: Sevenstar Hotel
    Meal: BreakFast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Rafting 3hrs and Drive to Chitwan 4 hrs

  • 4

    Chitwan Jungle Safari

    Morning breakfast and Elephant Back Safari, Jungle walk, Canoeing trip, Tharu village visit, bird watching. Overnight at Sevenstar Hotel. (B.L.D)

    Accommodation: Sevenstar Hotel
    Meal: BreakFast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity:Wildlife and Cultural Observation

  • 5

    Drive to Pokhara and trek to Birethanti

    After breakfast drive to Nayapul 6-7 hours via Pokhara. Half an hour walk to Birethanti. Overnight at Guest House. (B.B)

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: BreakFast
    Activity: drive 6-7 hours

  • 6

    Trek to Ulleri (1500m)

    After morning breakfast, we will head towards Ulleri. The trail is beautiful with great natural scenery on the backdrop. Overnight at Ulleri.

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: BreakFast
    Activity: Trek to Ulleri (1500m)

  • 7

    Trek to Ghorepani (2800m)

    Today, we are heading towards Ghorepani. We will pass through lush jungle path. Overnight at Ghorepani

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: BreakFast
    Activity: Trek to Ghorepani (1500m)

  • 8

    Hike to Poonhill

    Early morning hike to Poonhill to see Sunrise and panoramic view of 10 different peaks. Exploration day in Ghorepani. (B.B)

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: BreakFast
    Activity: Hike to poonhill (3210m)

  • 9

    Trek to Tadapani (2700m)

    After breakfast trek to Tadapani. Tadapani is a beautiful village with ethnic settlement. . Overnight at Guest House (B.B)

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: BreakFast
    Activity: Trek to Tadapani (2700m)

  • 10

    Trek to Jhinu

    Today, we will leave Tadapani behind and we will our journey to Jhinu. In Jhinu, there is a natural hot spring. Overnight at Guesthouse. (B.B)

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: BreakFast
    Activity: Relax in natural hot water pool

  • 11

    Trek to Tolka via Landruk and drive back to Pokhara.

    Today is another long day. We are descending down to Tolka passing through Landruk. After that we will take a bus or jeep and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel Dandelion or Hotel Lakestar (B.B)

    Accommodation: Hotel Lakestar
    Meal: BreakFast
    Activity: Trekking 5-6hrs

  • 12

    Sightseeing tour in Pokhara

    After breakfast, you have a sightseeing tour of Pokhara. You will visit the major attractions of Pokhara and hike to World Peace Pagoda of Pokhara. You can  do helicopter tour in Annapuran Base camp (Helicopter tour is an optional). Overnight at Hotel Dandelion or Hotel Lake Star. (B.B)

    Accommodation: Hotel Lakestar
    Meal: BreakFast
    Activity: Sightseeing Tour in Pokhara

  • 13

    Drive back to Kathmandu

    After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu by toursit  bus 6-7 hours or by flight (flight is optional). After your arrival 30 minute massage . Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel. (B.B)

    Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Meal:Breakfast
    Activity:Drive back to Kathmandu 6-7hrs

  • 14

    Departure Day

    After breakfast our representative will transfer you to the airport for your departure. (B)

    Meal: Breakfast

Include

  • Airport pickup & drop
  • Three-star category hotel in Kathmandu ( Himalayan Suite Hotel ), Pokhara (Hotel Dandelion or Hotel Lake Star) and in Chitwan (Hotel Seven star) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Meals, accommodation insurance, and other expenses of trekking crew (guide and porters) 2 people will have one porter and highly experienced English speaking guide.
  • All activities and meals (B.L.D) in Chitwan and Rafting
  • Necessary Rafting equipment. (Helmet, Life Jacket, Paddle...)
  • Simple accommodation in the lodge with breakfast during the trek
  • Necessary permit, TIMS, and National Park fees
  • Necessary equipment during the trek [Sleeping Bag, Duffle Bag if necessary]
  • Welcome dinner
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Transportation by tourist bus Kathmandu -Rafting starting place -Chitwan -Pokhara- Kathmandu, and Pokhara- Nayapul, Phedi- Pokhara (Private transportation)
  • Thirty minute massage in Himalayan Suite Spa
  • All Government taxes, VAT, and service charge.

Exclude

  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and trekking days. (Meal cost about $4 - $7 dollar per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • City sightseeing monuments entry fee in Kathmandu (NPR 400+250+1000)
  • Flight fare US$ 110 PP (if clients prefer to fly Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Optional Helicopter tour to Annapurna base camp (USD 350 PP)
  • Any other activities or items not mentioned in the itinerary

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14 Days Budget Nepal Trip

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Trekking Difficulty

Experience is not necessary. Good health and a minimum of fitness are still required as you walk 4/5 hours a day. Easy grade treks are short in duration and at a lower altitude. Yet walking and going up gentle mountains, well-defined trails and regular stages of 5 to 6 hours over decent passable paths over 3000 m of elevation, about 10 kilometres each day, is typically ideal for one week and many people with an average fitness level. Trekking in this class is also ideal for family groups with smaller or time-limited children. These low-altitude treks often offer colourful horizons in a number of areas.

You may also be interested in our similar another package 12 Days Poonhill Wildlife Trek

Best seasons to do this trip

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.

Experience of visiting Nepal and trekking in different seasons have been broken down here in details. 

Permits required for the trek

Both Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) and an Annapurna National Park Permits also known as Annapurna Conservation Area Permits  (sometimes also known as the Annapurna Protected Area Permits) would be required  for this trip. 

The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to the majority of trekking trails, including the world-famous Annapurna Base Camp circuit. Other people are expected to obtain a TIMS card for trekking in the AnnaPurna region as well as a permit from the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).

Annapurna Region Permits and charges :

ACAP offer to give foreigners a rate of three thousand NPR (Approx. US$ 30).
SAARC nationals ACAP permit cost: 200 NPR Entry Charge

TIMS allows: 1,000 NPRs (about $10 dollars).

The costs of these will be taken into account in your trekking fee and your guide will oversee the entire operation (organization and travel through the trek).

You will always have to carry these permits on the trail with you as they are checked at various checkpoints.

Travel and Transportation Modes

There are two options of transportation used through out this trip.

On land: 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 Kathmandu- Pokhara (flight is optional and cost is USD 110PP- One way) and Pokhara- Chitwan and back to Kathmandu (USD 90- one way) at the end of the trip.

If you want to experience helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp and no trek, then you can have a look at our program Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour with Everest Scenic flight

Accommodations used in this trip

In Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan, you will be spending night in standard hotels or resorts as mentioned in itineraries however during the trek, teahouses shall be used that are handpicked by our guides based on their quality and services.

The tea houses are not the Shangri-La, they are a nice place to rest at the end of an long day's stroll. They are built of stone and wood.

Rooms are typically twin sharing rooms with ample space to stretch.

Most rooms have a separate shower and toilet — even though we do our best to manage tea houses with hot showers! There will also be a seating space, which will be like a living room with a fireplace or boiler that will warm up to the night.

Fooding and catering

While you will be enjoying varieites of delicasies in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan during your standard accommodation or eating outside in full fledged cafes, restaurants and diners, you will also have an ample opportunity to get healthy food varieties while on the trek.

The food is served on the Trek according to the menu of the tea house. Pancakes, chapati, bread, french toasts, egg, tea, coffee, butter tea, milk are expected to be served for breakfast. Dinner will include items such as dal bhaat, curries, chapatis, momo, noodle, thupka, dhindo, etc.

It is also very convenient and expected to eat your evening meal in the same tea house in which you stay, and you will usually be told to order your dinner when you sign in.

Availability of Drinking Water 

Planning to have at least two liters of water when trekking every day is a smart way to start. Filling up water is quick. 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.

Electricity and connectivity 

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 can be unreliable, sluggish or unusable. 

To improve your connectivity, carry your phone with the Nepal SIM, you'll get more than you'd think (GPRS/EDGE speed). Village electricity could be perfect during your stay. Tea houses can have the electricity to charge your electronics 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.

Ensuring Safety

Travel insurance

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.

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.

Physical Fitness and Trekking Difficulties

This is one of Nepal's easiest treks. In comparison with other hiking destinations, the potential for altitude sickness is also very low. You have to walk 6-7 hours a day, which means good health and strong will. It will definitely help you a lot, though, if you have a previous trek or walking experience. In the event of bad weather, the trek may be difficult for you. Expect lots of stairs, ascends and descends and prepare accordingly.

Persons with a medical condition before the trip is considered must seek medical advice / agreement.

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 complimentary services 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.

Booking

We accept 20 percent of deposit or atleast USD 100 for your booking payments and other necessary documents and rest of the due amount of total trip cost may be submitted later but must be before two weeks of departure date. You can also make the payment upon arrival to the Kathmandu. During the reservations ducuments like copy of your passport should be sent via email along with insurance policies for travel, arrival and departure flight.Do not forget to bring 4 pp sized photos with you.  Payment shall be rendered directly from our website by bank transfer, western union and electronic payment. The remaining travel costs can be paid by cash or credit card upon arrival in Nepal or by bank transfers. In addition, we make all the confirmation of the payments via email.

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.