Annapurna Base Camp Trek-7 Days

Region

Annapurna Region

Duration

7 Days

Max Altitude

4130m

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

3 Strenuous

Min Group Size

2 people

Overview

Don’t let the lack of time become the excuse to not let you have extraordinary journey to the Annapurna Base Camp. This 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is created for you so you will never have to worry about missing the enthralling adventure to the one of the best trekking destination there is. We have your back, you just make up your mind.

The Annapurna base camp trek of 7 days is a diversity trek that leads through rural Nepali ethnic villages, lush forests and shrubs, to one of Nepalese's most popular trekking destinations. And a nice view of the Shrine of the mountain. It's not very hard and also fast. It's excellent for people who have no more time but want to admire the beauty of Nepal's mountains and hills.

Highlights of the Trek

·         Spend a lovely day at Pokhara, Tourists' Favourite hub in Nepal

·         Travel to the Ghandruk, explore gurung village and mingle with the locals

·         Find the Temple of Gurung, learn about their cultures and vist Buddhist monasteries

·         Trek to Annapurna Base Camp at the altitude of 4130m

·         Relax and enjoy hot water spring of Jhinu Danda

·         Watch in the awe, Nature's splendour, take in the view of Hiunchuli Khangsar

·         Campture breath-taking views of mighty Kang, Gangapurna, Mahhapuchhare, Annapurna III.    

7 Days Journey to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The traditional Gurung village of Kimche is a two-hour drive from Pokhara. The people of the village will greet you warmly and happily interact with you during your overnight stay there. As we ascend higher the scenery changes from lush forest and grass pastures to rocky passes and steep cliff faces. When we reach our destination at Annapurna base camp you'll see enormous mountains from Hiunchuli, past Annapurnaa South to Annapurna I. and Khangsar Kang, Gangpurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. We follow the trail to Siwa/Ghandruk phedi and drive back to Pokhara where our trekking journey ends.

Outline Itinerary ( 7 Days )

  • 1

    Fly from Kathmandu-Pokhara (30 Min Flight), Drive to Kimche (2:30Hrs) and Trek to Ghandruk (3 Hrs)

    From Kathmandu, Pokhara is 30-40min flight away. After breakfast in Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and ride through the small town, Syauli Bazar, and Kimche in the early morning hours of the day. We continue our first day of the trek to meet all the surroundings and we will have a panoramic breathtaking view over the mountains.

    Through Ghandruk, we will have the opportunity to see the stunning views of the mountains of Fishtail and Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The Ghandruk village is rich in the Buddhist temple and rich in local traditions. Ghandruk is rich in the rural lifestyle.

     

    Accomodation: Meshroom Guest House

    Meal: Breakfast

    Transportation: On plane: 30-40 mins

                                By Bus: 2:30 hrs from Pokhara to Kimche

    Trekking: 3Hrs, from Kimche to Ghandruk.

    Maximum Altitude: 1784m

  • 2

    Trek to Chhomrong

    After early morning hearty breakfast, you will be trekking to your 2nd day destination. That is to Chommrong.Along the way we'll see the wonderful views of Annapurna West, Fishtail Peak, and hour after hiking to Ghandruk and the steep descent to the Kimron River and up to Chhomrong. For overnight rest, we come to Chhomrong. It's a wonderful location on the lap of the majestic massif of Annapurna.

    Accomodation: Chommrong Cottage

    Meal: Breakfast

    Trekking: 5Hrs

    Maximum Altitude: 2170m

  • 3

    Trek to Doban

    Trekking forward from the Chommrong, our next destination is a beautiful village of Doban. We enter the green forest through the stone steps of Homrong Hola and then uphill to the village of Doban, through the thick bamboo and rhododendron trees.

    Accomodation: Hotel Himalayan

    Meal: Breakfast

    Trekking: 7 Hrs

    Maximum Altitude: 2920m

  • 4

    Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

    On Day 4, we arrive to our ultimate destination. At the altitude of 4130m, we shall have walked 6-7 hours to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. To reach here we pursue an itinerary through the narrow gorge Modi Khola glacier valley, which takes us to Annapurna's base camp, at the foot of Machhapuchhre. The Annapurna glaciers are not far away. The Base Camp in Machhapuchhre gives us amazing views of the nearby mountains. From Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8097m/26,566 ft) and Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare we have an impressive 360 grade view.

    Accomodation: Annapurna Sanctuary Lodge

    Meal: Breakfast

    Trekking: 7 Hrs

    Maximum Altitude: 4130m

  • 5

    Trek to Bamboo

    At the back of the world we will continue our walking out of the Annapurna Shrine and start with our move out of the Modi River gorge. We watch a stunning sunrise with the Himalaya. We eventually hit our serene Bamboo stoppoint. 

    Accomodation: Bamboo Guest House

    Meal: Breakfast

    Trekking: 6 Hrs

    Maximum Altitude: 4130m

  • 6

    Trek to Jhinu Danda

    Through the tranquil forests of rhododendrons, bamboos, and oak, we proceed down to Kimrong Khola and then ascend toward Chomrong town, before falling into Jhinu Danda, a low, quiet town. This village has near hot springs along the river that allow us to soak our tired muscle.

    Accomodation: Hot Spring Cottage

    Meal: Breakfast

    Trekking: 6 Hrs

    Maximum Altitude: 4130m

  • 7

    Trek to Ghandruk Phedi, drive to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu

    We walk along the plain dust road on the right for 3 to 4 hours to Siwa / Ghandruk Phedi after leaving Jhinu Danda hot spring. We drive to Birethanti, Nayapul and a 2/2hr drive take us to the tourist hub in Pokhara. Which is considered one of the best and most relaxing spaces after the trekking. We take flight back to Kathmandu the same day where our package officially ends.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Trekking: 4 Hours

    Maximum Altitude: 1150m

    Transportation: Private Vehicle from Phedi-Pokhara (3 Hours)

                                 Flight from Pokhara-Kathmandu (30min)

Include

  • Two way flight Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • All necessary trekking permits and TIMS
  • Accommodations on Twin Sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • All Land transportation as per the itinerary- Tourist Bus and Private Vehicle
  • All the accommodation and meal expenses of the trekking crew.
  • Duffel bag and sleeping bag in necessary
  • Fluently English speaking guide and a porter for two people
  • All Government taxes, VAT, and service charge

Exclude

  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and trekking days. (Meal costs about $4 - $7 dollar per item depending on the place where you eat)
  • Travel insurance (Highly recommended)
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Airport and hotel pick up and drop service
  • Thirty minute massage at Himalayan Suite Spa

Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek-7 Days

Departures Dates

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13 Jan, 2022 - 22 Jan, 2022
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23 Jan, 2022 - 01 Feb, 2022
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Trekking Difficulty

7 days Annapurna Base Camp trekking is a difficult grade and a customized trek itinerary of 16 days. The hiking is generally 6 to 7 hrs a day, with regular breaks to take in the stunning mountain views. Trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and a straightforward roads following a good trial. No technical experience and skills are necessary. Novice trekkers are not recommended to join. The fitter we are, the more enjoyable experience we will have during the trekking. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting trek.

Travel and Transportation Modes

There are two ways to get from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp.
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 Kathmandu- Pokhara (flight is optional and cost is USD 110PP- One way) and back 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 https://hsj.com.np/trip/explore-nepal-with-everest-scenic-flight-and-annapurna-base-camp-heli-tour

This Tour with HS

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.

Equipment and Packaging list for Annapurna Base Camp

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


Accommodation and Meals

It 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.
Hot water and electricity do not occur in every tea houses. Showering is a luxury and shouldn't usually be done anymore at an altitude of 3,500 m, because warming will be hard when you take a shower again.
The food menu will certainly be restricted by trekking to this extreme region. There is, however, an opportunity to get healthy food varieties. 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. and lunch and dinner will include.
Bottled water can still be purchased from the start of the walk to the end. You are, however, asked to carry with you and Sterpin a reusable water bottle. This will help the region to be preserved.

Electricity and connectivity
You will be staying Overnight in the tea houses during your trek. These are small lodges with a common area and a cabin. You can have your food or charge electronics in the community, sometimes use wireless internet and chat with walkers.
You would need to pay additional for all the above items (dusches, hot water , electricity and wifi).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.

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!

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.

Extra Expenses
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 would also have to pay for hot showers, Wi-Fi and charging.

Solo Traveler
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.

Best Season

The best months of trekking are Spring March, April and May, as the weather is bright and calm in these months and you can see high mountains, with mountains full of snow. Spring and May are the best months. Rhododendron is ideal for the spring season; all the rhododendrons turn into a wonderful garden and you can see them. Autumn is another strong season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The perfect months for trekking after monsoon in Nepal are September, October and November. During these months you have a beautiful view of the Himalayas and their people, because you can be part of Nepal's biggest festivals in the fall.

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

When is the best time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek? Best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek is during spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). HSJ can however organize the trek at any time of the year with absolute saftey while still availing you to have memorable experience.

A broad glacial lake located 40 km north of Pokhara is a sanctuary at Annapurna region. At an altitude of over 4000 feet, this oval shaped base camp is located. It is now part of Annapurna Conservation Area Project that protects this area from over tourism, population and other domestic exploitation.

This package of Annapurna Base Camp is 7 Days long. The number of days can vary depending on the routes and transportation modes, offers and packages you choose. You can also choose from our 16 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek program here, if you have more time in Nepal and want to take ample time to acclimatize and take in the beauty and cultural immersion rural Nepal has to offer.

7 days Annapurna Base Camp trekking is a difficult grade and a customized trek itinerary of 16 days. The hiking is generally 6 to 7 hrs a day, with regular breaks to take in the stunning mountain views. Trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and a straightforward roads following a good trial. No technical experience and skills are necessary. Novice trekkers are not recommended to join.

While it is possible to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek independantly, the need of guide is misunderstood often. Guide is more than just someone that helps you with navigation, guide with knowledge of locality, way of life and also being responsible to attend to your other needs like finding you comfortable accommodation. Having a porter will help you carry your gears and belongings and you can travel at your pace while enjoying your trek. A guide can arrange for permits and TIMS for you and dealing with all other technical aspects of trekking.

Annapurna Base Camp is easy and safe trek that people can do this trek independently. Indeed, it is secure and not risky trek. While there is always the possibility of avalanche because it is in mountainous areas, this is usually not dangerous. It's not a complex walk, the pitch is not rough, no tough moves, no sharp hits. That said, accidents can occur on any walk, so caution is of course required. A responsive acclimatization is important.

You will have working network connectivity in most parts of the trails. However at the higher altitude, the network may become sluggish and unreliable. The stops at the tea houses will have working connection and most of them would have wifi connectivity too. You may have to pay some extra charge for wifi connection and electricity at the higher altitude.

Global passengers will be protected by insurance when treking in Nepal. Although Nepal is normally very secure, trekking at high altitudes is physically difficult and often risky. Altitude sickness is common during hiking tours in Nepal, particularly among foreign hikers who may not have taken the right time to acclimatize. Such rescue and related emergency procedures are costly and passengers are forced to pay for these services out of their pockets, unless they are covered by insurance plans.

The break during the trek depends upon the travelers and guide. Needless to say frequent breaks are needed while ascending. Only one break is taken for the lunch. Usually travelers carry their dry snacks which they can eat while on the trek and in between the breaks. There will be break to refill the water on the way.

Yes, Himalayan Social Journey is flexible travel partner. It is possible to organize the private trip or private group trip to Annapurna Base Camp. The minimum people for the group is 2 however supplementary charge will be applicable for the solo traveler wanting to do private trip.

Supplementary charge will be applicable for the solo traveler wanting to do private trip. You will also have the option to share the room with another solo traveler depending on your and their consent and interest. Even if you pay supplementary charge for the single room, it is possible that during peak seasons you will end up sharing rooms due to lack of availability of the room.

In the average, you will be walking for 6-7 hours each day during the 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Insurance of the guide and porter is covered by the company. All our guides and porters are properly insured.

No, this 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp trek is not considered suitable for the children. Though they are allowed, it is not ideal trek for the children under 13.

No, there is no age limit to do the trek. If the person is healthy and physically fit, they can do the trek as long as they do not have significant health issues.

You will have teahouse or guest house accomodation while on the trek. Tea houses can be multi-story concrete buildings with private rooms in lower elevations. The higher you step up, the more simple the accommodation is. Accommodation will involve a single dorm space in the base camp. Guide will arrange for the adequate, clean and hygeinic place for you to spend overnight and you will eat at the same place you will stay in. Most of the places shall have attached bathroom and hot shower however over the higher altitude, it is liekly that you may have to pay extra sum for the same.

Liquid need on daily basis are about 3-5 liters a day (13-21 cups). Several findings suggest that drinking carbohydrate and electrolytes (such as sports drinks) in a liquid is safer than moisturizing water at altitude alone. There is also a study done on the effect of tea in reducing the fatique and mood boosting. Results have been positive. This being said apart from water, you can drink green tea, masala tea, ginger tea and garlic soup.

Coffee and alcoholic braverages are not recommended for the trek in high altitude. 

The Tap water supplied along the trails are considered safe for drinking and local people drink it without treating, however for the foreigners, it is best that the tap water be only drunk after purification. 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 last alternative, you can also purchase bottled water at the lodges but this is not recommended. It is very important that you drink at least 3 litres of pure water daily during the trek.

You may have to apply and obtain necessary TIMS and Permits yourself if you are trekking solo or independently. If you are hiring trekking agency or guide, this will be taken care for you.

No, the company does not provide trekking poles, you will have to manage it on your own or our guide can help you buy it when you are in Nepal. The pair of trekking poles cost from $10-$15.

Yes, we do provide sleeping bags. 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.

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.