Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

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Region
Remote Area Trek
Duration
20 Days
Grade
3 Strenous
Transportation
Tourist Bus, Private Car
Activity Per Day
4-8 Hrs Walking
Max Altitude
5400m
Best Season
Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov and Dec.

Overview

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the best off the beaten/remote area trekking destination in Nepal.  Mount Kanchenjunga stands tall at the height of 8586m above sea level. It is located in the eastern Himalayas on the border between Sikkim state, northeastern India and eastern Nepal, 46 miles (74km) northwest of Darjeeling, Sikkim.

The Kanchenjunga massif is in the form of the gigantic cross whose arms extend north, south, east and west. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek foremost is an interesting journey exposing the great Himalayas of Nepal and authentic culture of one of an indigenous ethnic group- Limbu of Nepal.

The trail is quiet, scenic, and remote. The trail has been trekked by few numbers of trekkers so you will get to meet the local pedestrians as your companion. This inspirational trek is in the pristine Himalayan community and rewards a journey of a lifetime. 

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek provides an excellent opportunity for those who wish to enter the hills and valleys of eastern Nepal that leads you to the foothills of Mt. Kanchenjunga offering unlimited and superb camping sites offering magnificent natural scenery as afforded by snowy peaks.

Therefore, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is truly an Inspirational Himalayan Trip. 

Journey to the Kanchenjungha Circuit

We will be on our way to the Kanchanjunga from Kathmandu to Suketar, from Taplejung to Domestic, and then we will move the woods and rhododendrons, to Lali-Kharka, (2,220m)-Keswa(2,100m)-Mamanke (2,000 m) above sea level, and on Yamphudin(1,650 m), we will walk along Lamite Bhanjying and Torotan to Lamche(3,750 m), Ramche(4,360 m) to Mirgin-La Kanchenjunga.

Touring the Kanchenjunga, we shall start from Kathmandu to Suketar. We will thus end our amazing and daredevil Kanchenjunga Trek. The trail starts at the north side of Kanchenjunga with views of the Tent top, the Nepal plateau and the Cross Peak.

The walk returns from Pangpema to Ghunsa, accompanied by the Mirgin La to the south of Kanchenjunga. We will once visit Ramche and Oktang Yak pastures, with a magnificent view of the south-west frontier of Kanchenjunga.

Highlights of Kanchenjungha Circuit Trek

  • Spectacular views of the Kenchenjunga mountains 
  • Yalung Glacier and other crossings at high altitude 
  • Sanctuaries and magnificent landscapes religious communities. 
  • Villages of traditional Sherpa 
  • A black head in the Himalayas, a mask of the Assamese, a Musk Wolf, a Red Panda and Snow Leopards. 
  • Rhododendrons, orchids, lily plants etc.

Trip Grade: Strenuous

A difficult trek or grade 3 from an altitude from 4000 m to 5550 m. The best of Nepal's trekking is category 3. You need some previous trekking activities and good health. Climbing and descending are quite common walking experiences and you may also need to cross little glaciers.

Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes, however, the pace of the trek will vary in compensation. If you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have strong determination, you will complete this trek successfully.

Exercising, particularly jogging and climbing stairs regularly for some weeks prior to your arrival is recommended to enhance your strength and fitness. Past hiking experience would be an asset, but no technical skill is required.

This kind of trip gives you a lifetime experience, a breathtaking stroll around the mountains. 

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Outline Itinerary ( 20 Days ) Expand all +

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly received by our representative and transported to the hotel. Upon check-in and some refreshments, our senior mountain guide will give you a quick briefing on the Kanchenjungha Circuit Trek.

 

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

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We will take flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung. The flight is 45 min long and drive is about 9 hours. Stay overnight at Guest House.

Accommodation: Guest House
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity:  45 min flight & 9 hours drive
Altitude: 2420m

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We leave the village of Taplejung and walk through the flourishing green hills that pass rivers and steep ridges. Throughout the path we travel through a few rural settlements with individuality of mud homes, rice fields, fruit trees and terraced crops, before heading down to the Tamur River to visit some small villages upstream. Before reaching Chiruwa, the trail continues and follows the nature but undulates the contours of the ground.

Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity:  7-8 hrs. trek
Altitude: 1500m

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We leave Chiruwa, follow the trail along the Tamur River and finally arrive at Sekathum. We go down to Simbua Khola and cross over the bridge over the river – the Yalung Glacier is its root. Again, before you enter the Ghunsa Khola Valley, we head up another mountain. After the Tamur River and Ghunsa Khola have converged, we will proceed for a short time and rest the night in a teahouse.

Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 6-7 hrs. trek 
Altitude: 1600-1700m.

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Setting out on an exciting adventure through the majestic Himalayas for the say starts with a climb alongside the Ghunsa Khola. As you trek across several bridges, you'll find yourself surrounded by lush, green trees and stumble upon charming settlements like Jonggim and Ghaiyabari along the way. Eventually, your journey leads you to the welcoming destination of Amjilosa.

Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 5-6 hrs. trek 
Altitude: 2400-2500m.

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Setting out on an exciting adventure through the majestic Himalayas starts with a climb alongside the Ghunsa Khola. As you trek across several bridges, you'll find yourself surrounded by lush, green trees and stumble upon charming settlements like Jonggim and Ghaiyabari along the way. Eventually, your journey leads you to the welcoming destination of Amjilapsa.

Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 4-5 hrs. trek 
Altitude: 2700-2800m.

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The path takes us across a wonderful forest, a small town, and a small hill after having left Gyable. We go down the river and pass through the village of Ghunsa, a large village of Tibetan houses, a school, a health center, and its own hydropower station. In the Kanchenjunga Protection Area is the village, where people relax and share tales of their journey. There were numerous Buddhist fortresses. We stay tonight in Ghunsa, the last of the valley villages.

Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 5-6hrs. trek 
Altitude: 3400-3500m.

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Exploration of Ghunsa and surrounding. We trek across the river to an altitude of 400 meters above the village, taking around 4 hours to return. For the remainder of the day, we will wander around this Tibetan village, chatting with the locals and absorbing their rich culture.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 5-6 hrs. hiking
Altitude: 3500-3600m.

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After we leave Ghunsa, we walk across magnificent pine and rhododendron forests on the southern bank of Ghunsa Kola. When we get to the source of the Ghunsa Khola, we walk north along the glacier of Kanchenjunga and take a flat path along the Lhonak Glacier to Lhonak, where we meet today. At this height, the air is thin and dry, but we're balanced by the spectacular view from the Wedge, the Mera, the Nepal peak, and the Twins.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 7-8 hrs. trek 
Altitude: 4500-4700m.

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After leaving Lhonak, we head east and live on the northern slopes near the Lhonak glacier until we reach the Pangpema base camp in Kanchenjunga, where the massive surrounding mountains provide a great photo opportunity. We return to Lhonak for the night after this incredible encounter.

Spend the night in Lhonak and hike to Pangpema on the 10th day, then back to Lhonak on the same day.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 7-8 hrs. trek 
Altitude: 5000-5200m.

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On this day, we return to Ghunsa, following the same route we took to reach Kanchenjunga Base Camp. We will stay here for the night.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 6-7 hrs. trek 
Altitude: 3500-3600m.

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Today's walk takes us along a steep, rock-strewn road that carries us through a forest to the High Camp. We live in Sele la Kharka just after the move for the night. It's over the high pass, where we're spending the night.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 4-5 hrs. trek
Altitude: 3500-4200m.

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One of the most unforgettable parts of the trek today was crossing two passes: the pass of Sele La (4480 m) and the pass of Sinion La (4660 m). Once we've passed Sinion La Pass, we go down about 1000 m to Tseram, where we stay the evening.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 7-8 hrs. trek 
Altitude: 3600-3800m.

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After leaving Tseram, we walk along the Yalung Glacier terminal into a hilly valley. Nepal and India border the peaks of this region. We will go through Ramche, where there is a lake and a meadow. On the grassy slopes, blue sheep can also be seen. We are passing rocky paths and mountains from Ramche to Oktang Glacier. From there, we follow the trail for the night back to Tseram.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 8-9 hrs. trek 
Altitude: 4500-4700m.

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It's much better to go back and give us some time to enjoy the beautiful sights and wild orchids as we go down the protection path. Today we go back down the same way back to Simbuwa Khola. Tonight we're in Sherpa Gaun.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 8-9 hrs. trek 
Altitude: 3200-3400m

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Today's hiking tour takes us to a thick pine forest in Lamite Bhanjyang. On this route, we can hear the chorus of many birds. We descend to Yamphudin after crossing the Amji Khola. As we go down today, we follow the Kabeli Khola path. On the trail, you can see numerous waterfalls and rest for the day at Phumphe Danda.

Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 5-6 hrs. trek 
Altitude: 1600-1800m.

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After leaving Phumphe, we walk along a hill and enter a series of valleys just past Phun Village. The next stage of the trip will lead us through Kesawa to Bhanjyang, a town in the Gurung. Then you follow the ridge and go down to Kande Bhanjung Limbu village. This is our last day of walking to Suketar in the district of Taplejung. There's a lot of climbing today that will make us tired before we stay in Taplejung overnight.

Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 8-9 hrs. trek 
Altitude: 2300-2400m.

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On this day, we're embarking on a picturesque bus ride from Taplejung to Birtamode. As we traverse the rolling hills, we'll pass through vibrant forests, cozy settlements, and delightful Nepali villages, immersing ourselves in the genuine essence of local living.

Accommodation: Guest House
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: 6-7 hrs. driving 

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We will take a flight to Kathmandu from Birtamod. The flight is 45 minutes long. Our representative from Himalayan Social Journey will be there to pick you up and bring you back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Activity: Arriving at the hotel and preparing for departure 

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Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport and bid you farewell.

Meal: Breakfast

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Departures & Availability

Personal Information

Additional information

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. The personal information you provide will be kept confidential and will not be shared with a third party.

Include / Exclude

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Two/ three star catagory hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Meals, accommodation, insurance and other expenses of trekking crew
  • All meals (3 meals a day ) and accommodation in simple guest house for the clients in trek days
  • Tims and national park fees
  • Special permit
  • Airfare Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program
  • Transportation by sharing jeep
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All necessary equipment (sleeping bag,trekking pole ) during the trek
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu
  • City shightseeing entry fee
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • Your insurance(strongly recommended)
  • Cold drinks and beverages
  • Personal expenses and tips to the crew

Additional Information

Travel and Transportation Modes

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: Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and back is included in the total trip cost.

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.

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.

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Past experience and physical condition

The Kanchenjunga Tour has been rated by its terrain and its high altitudes as highly challenging and a difficult Trip. Trekking around these remote areas may sometimes be difficult because of landslides, which will take you to many less traveled and undeveloped areas that make it difficult in places to cross rockfall, moraine and streams. The roads may also be influenced in the beginning and finish of the trip. You should train yourself and be physically trained beforehand. The difficult terrain and high altitudes will therefore be facilitated.

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Lodging and foods on trek

We deliver 3-star hotel accommodation for you on the Kanchenjunga circuit Trek in Kathmandu (3 nights) and Lodge / Teahouses wherever possible and in the case of not, you will be staying overnight in tented camps. Rooms, usually a single bed with blankets and a pillow, are basic. All accommodation has twin shares, except on the higher altitudes or after Kambachen, where you will enjoy homestay. The hike Kanchenjunga is located in remote places so that the comfort level down on the mountain may not be the same. You will be provided with sleep-packs, jackets and duffle bags (that have to be returned back after the trek).

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. Food along the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is much like it is elsewhere in Nepal, with a heavy reliance on rice, lentils and vegetable curries.

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Connecting to the world outside while on the trek

Wifi and connectivity is luxury you may not always have during this trek. Wi-fi is available in some limited tea houses and also may not be always good enough. 

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Electricity and Charging on the trek route

If you want to charge your phone, camera, the tea house will charge you $2 to $4. Most of the place doesn’t have electricity. If you have a solar charger, we recommend you to bring it. You will have to pay for the hot water, and hot bucket shower.

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Drinking water availability on the trek

Bottled water is accessible in some places but are expensive and for many reasons not recommended. Most villages have a safe and secure source of water, and most of us use local drinking water. You can get boiled water from tea houses at a small charge. For your own peace of mind, you are advised to bring your own purification tablets.

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Obtaining trekking permits

Kanchenjunga region is protected by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and requires a special trekking permit. Himalayan Social Journey shall arrange for all then necessary permits and TIMS for your smooth trekking experience. 

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Insuring your Security

All the participants in the tour should receive health insurance covering at least medical and emergency evacuation. In emergency situations, helicopter evacuation is provided but you must ensure that the evacuation cost is covered by your insurance. Of course, you also want cover for personal losses or damages, cancelation of flight or trip, etc.

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Luggage limit per person

Often this depends on the trek and the maximum altitude gain. Each porter carries between 15 and 30 kg on average in the mountain region for trekking. There is up to 40 kg of a camping pack. We usually assign one porter to our two trekkers.  15 kg of luggage is allowed per person on the trek. The health of our porter crew is strictly guaranteed.

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Best time to do this trek

Like all other trekking routes of Nepal, Spring and Autumn are best time to embark on the journey to Kanchenjanga Region. While safety precautions and other cautionary methods should be adopted to avoid difficulties in trekking at the time of off seasons due to unpredictable weather of the mountains.

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List of Equipments you will need for 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

·         Moisturizer

·         Hand sanitizer

Accessories

·         Sunglasses

·         Sleeping bag

·         Cameras

·         Batteries

·         Water Bottle

·         Solar Chargers

·         Hot water Thermos

Important Documents

·         Passport

·         Travel Permits

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There are three ways to get a visa for Nepal

  • Visa on arrival: You can get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or other designated entry points. The visa fee is USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, or USD 125 for 90 days.
  • Online application: You can apply for a visa online through the Nepal Immigration website. https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np .The visa fee is the same as for visa on arrival.
  • Nepalese Embassy or Consulate: You can also apply for a visa at a Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country. The visa fee may be different, so check with the embassy or consulate.

Visa requirements

  • Passport valid for at least six months from your planned entry date into Nepal.
  • Visa application form.
  • Passport-sized photo (Bring 4 )

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

  • Children below 10 years except US citizens
  • Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen - Bangladesh , Bhutan, India , Maldives , Pakistan , Sri-Lanka  (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
  • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals for 150 days

Nationals of following countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.

  1. NigeriaGhana
  2. Zimbabwe
  3. Swaziland
  4. Cameroon
  5. Somalia
  6. Liberia
  7. Ethiopia
  8. Iraq
  9. Palestine
  10. Afghanistan
  11. Syria
  12. Refugees with travel document

If your passport is not valid for at least six months, you will need to renew your passport before you travel to Nepal. You can renew your passport at your local passport office. The process of renewing your passport can take several weeks, so it is important to start the process early.

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By air:

Nepal has Three international airports: Kathmandu, Bhairawa, and Pokhara. Currently, Pokhara airport does not handle international flights. However, there are a few flights to Bhairawa from few countries. The main international airport in Nepal is Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), located in Kathmandu. You can search TIA airport to book your International flight.

By land: There are multiple land entry points along the borders of Nepal, India, and China. These entry points include Kakarvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalganj, Dhangadhi, Mahendranagar, and Kerung(china boarder)

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If you've booked a multiday tour or trekking package with Himalayan Social Journey, we'll pick you up from the airport. Upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will be there to greet you with a sign displaying your name and our company's name. We'll then take you to your pre-booked hotel.

To make the pick-up process smooth, kindly share your flight details, including flight number and arrival time. If there are any changes to your arrival plans, please inform us as soon as possible so we can arrange your pick-up accordingly. Travel with us for a hassle-free experience!

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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.

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The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese rupee (NPR). Major foreign currencies such as USD, AUD, and EURO are accepted for VISA.

There are plenty of ATMs in these major cities, so you can easily withdraw cash from your foreign currency bank account. Credit cards are also accepted in some shops and restaurants, but they are not as widely accepted as cash.

On the trek, you will only need to use Nepali rupees. You can exchange your foreign currency for Nepali rupees at your hotel, money exchanges, or the airport. Himalayan Social Journey representatives will also be happy to help you exchange money.

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If you have booked a trekking or multi-day tour with Himalayan Social Journey, the orientation meeting usually happens at your Kathmandu hotel around 4 or 5 pm. Our team will provide you with the specific details upon your arrival.

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If you're arriving early or leaving late, please ensure to arrange extra hotel accommodations by contacting reser[email protected]. Let us know if you'll be extending your stay in Nepal, and we'll book your additional nights. Also, kindly share your flight details with us to facilitate a smooth pick-up and drop process.

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When you book a trip with us, the standard accommodation arrangement is on a twin-sharing basis. This means two people will be staying in each room throughout the trip. However, if you prefer to have a room to yourself or if you're traveling alone, you can choose the "single supplement" option. By selecting this option, you'll have a private room during the trip, but please note that there will be an additional cost for the single room arrangement according to tour / trek.

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For each tour date, there will be several separate groups, each with a maximum of 14 people and their own experienced English-speaking guide. During the trek, there will be a suitable number of porters available to carry your luggage. Additionally, if you prefer to do a private tour or trek with your own group, that is also possible. 

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Nepal has five main seasons: summer, monsoon, spring, autumn, and winter. Each season offers unique experiences and weather conditions.

Winter (Late Dec - Feb): Cold temperatures, great for festival tours and special highlights.

Spring (Mar - May): Magical rhododendron blooms, ideal for trekking and peak climbing.

Monsoon (Jun - Aug): Low season with rain, but perfect for nature lovers and discounts on hotels.

Autumn (Sep - Nov): Peak season, clear weather, and popular trekking regions fill up fast.

You can check the live weather condition via this website https://www.accuweather.com

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The hotel in Kathmandu where you'll stay during the trip offers complimentary storage services. You can leave your luggage and extra clothing that you won't need for the trekking / tour. Rest assured, you can collect them once the trek and tour are over.

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Don't forget to bring both TWO and THREE-pin travel adapters! If you don't have them, you can purchase them at supermarkets or electronic shops in Kathmandu. Our guide will be there to assist you if needed. You can get information about plug and voltage in below link.

https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/nepal/

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Most places in Nepal are covered by mobile network providers, especially Ncell and Nepal Telecom. You can use data services for communication. You can buy a SIM card at the airport counter. There are also free and paid Wi-Fi services in most tea houses in Nepal during trek.

Here are some tips for staying connected while you are in Nepal:

  • Buy a SIM card as soon as you arrive in Nepal. This will give you access to data services and allow you to make calls and send text messages.
  • Check the coverage map of your mobile network provider before you travel. This will help you to know where you can expect to have good reception.
  • If you are planning on visiting remote areas and need to be in connected on Internet , you may want to consider renting a satellite phone. This will give you access to communication even in areas with no mobile network coverage.
  • There are many free and paid Wi-Fi hotspots in Nepal. You can find these at hotels, tea houses, restaurants, cafes, and even some temples.
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If you would like to book extra activities such as Paragliding, Bungy jump, Mountain flight, Heli Tour , Bhaktapur Sightseeing many more programs. You can find updated price and program detail in this link: https://hsj.com.np/tourtype/daytours. 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]

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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

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A typical suggestion for tipping is to allocate around USD 50-60 for the guide and porter if you're happy with their service. However, the amount you decide to tip is entirely up to you, and you can give whatever you feel is appropriate based on the excellent service they provided during your tour / trek

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Packing List for Tour:

Pack appropriate clothing for the weather conditions during your visit. Include comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Don't forget essential travel documents, a camera, and any necessary medications.

Packing List for Trekking

Hiking

  • Trekking Poles - 1
  • Daypack - 1
  • Backpack - 1
  • Packcover
  • Water Reservoir - 1

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag - HSJ will provide
  • sleeping bag liner

Clothes

  • Underwear - 3
  • Socks - 3
  • Bra - 3
  • base Layers pant - 1
  • Trekking Tshirt - 3
  • Trekking Pants - 2
  • Rain Pants - 1
  • Hiking Shoes/ Boots - 1
  • Gloves - 1
  • Hat - 1
  • Down Jacket - 1
  • Wind Breaker - 1
  • Sandles -1

Miscellaneous

  • Sunglasses - 1
  • Books or E-reader (optional)

Hygene/Saftey

  • Microfiber towel - 1
  • Toothbrush - 1
  • Toothpaste - 1
  • First aid kit - 1
  • Medicine kit -1
  • sunscreen -1
  • sewing kit -1
  • Soap/shampoo - 1
  • Comb or brush - 1
  • Period supplies - 1
  • Toilet paper - 1
  • sanitising gel - 1

Electronices

  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Extranel Hardrive (optional )
  • Head touch
  • Power bank for charging Phone

Packing List for Climbing:

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 and 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

Peak climbing gears (HSJ will provide)

  • Climbing Helmet: Choose a good-quality climbing helmet. Make sure your warm cap fits under your helmet.
  • Climbing Boots: High-altitude, insulated, stiff-soled climbing boots.
  • Crampons: C2 crampons that fit the climbing boots.
  • Climbing Harness: Good-quality climbing harness.
  • Ascending device or Jumar
  • Descending or belay device
  • Tape sling: UIAA tested a 220cm open tape sling or a 2 x 120 cm closed tape sling.
  • Carabiners: 2 x lockable carabiners. 2 x non-locking carabiners
  • Prusik loop: Best quality Prusik loop
  • Ice ax: An ice ax with a wrist strap for climbing

 

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If you cancel the trip for any reason, the 20% deposit amount will not be refunded. If you have paid the full trip amount and need to cancel, you will receive your money back, but a cancellation charge of 20% will still apply.

For voucher holders who purchased vouchers from deal companies, we must adhere to their cancellation policy. However, under both circumstances, we are flexible and can reschedule your trip for a later date. To cancel any trip, please make sure to provide written notification of your cancellation.

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Sometimes travellers are unable to finish the scheduled trek/tour 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. You have to understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides , porters, drivers for the time they have committed.

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Our commitment is to offer you an unforgettable journey with the best services. We take our responsibilities seriously and conduct all programs in Nepal according to the rules and regulations of Nepal Goverement. If needed, we can provide alternative itineraries for a delightful holiday experience. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to help!

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