Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Region

Remote Area Trek

Duration

26 Days

Max Altitude

5400m

Best Season

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

Activity Per Day

4-6 Hrs Walking

Transportation

Tourist Bus, Private Car

Grade

3 Strenous

Min Group Size

2 people

Overview

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the best off the beaten/remote area trekking destination in Nepal. In Taplejung district of Nepal, lies the third highest mountain in the world. 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 mountain is part of the great Himalayan range. 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. Thus, due to few numbers of trekkers on the trail, accommodation and meal is simple and very common Nepalese dishes will be served. 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. There are many villages with a very different landscape in Nepal around 4000 m.

Outline Itinerary ( 26 Days )

  • 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    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

  • 2

    Kathmandu Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

    After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square.

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

  • 3

    Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (2,420m/7938ft), Drive to Taplejung; 45 min flight & 9 hours drive

    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

  • 4

    Trek From Taplejung to Sinuwa (9,80m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

    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. We eventually arrive in Sinuwa's Tamang village where we spend the night. Included are breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity:  5-6hrs trek
    Altitude: 980m

  • 5

    Trek from sinuwa to Tapethok (1,380m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

    The valley narrows down when we leave Sinuwa Village as we cross relics and blocks before going down to Thiwakhola and cross a wooden bridge. Before reaching Chiruwa, the trail continues and follows the nature but undulates the contours of the ground. We leave Chiruwa, follow the trail along the Tamur River and finally arrive at Taplethok.

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 1380m

  • 6

    Trek Tapethok to Sakathum (1,575m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

    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 camp by the river for the night.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 1575m

  • 7

    Trek to Amjilosa (2,310m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

    After climbing boost, you go to Simbua Khola and cross the bridge over the river – the Yalung Glacier, which is its root. Before we enter Ghunsa Khola Valley, we head again along another mountain. After the Tamur River and Ghunsa Khola have converged, we will proceed for a short time and camp by the river for the night .

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 2310m

  • 8

    Trek to Gyabla (2,730m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

    The road now passes through the woods of rhododendrons and bamboo. When we ascend higher, we arrive at a large waterfall along the river side that signals our way to Gyable, with its magnificent views of the scenery around us.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 2730m

  • 9

    Trek to Ghunsa (3,595m) Duration: 4-5 hours.

    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 Gunsa, a large village of Tibetan houses, a school , health center and its own hydropower power 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 Gunsa, the last of the valley villages.

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 3595m

  • 10

    Acclimatization day in Ghunsa

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

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 3595m

  • 11

    Trek to Khambachen (4,050m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

    After we leave Ghunsa, we walk across magnificent pine and rhododendron forests on the southern bank of Ghunsa Kola. Trekking over many slopes and moraines of glacier, we reach Khambachen – today a small Tibetan village with just a few homes, but mountain-covered. We stay this picturesque village tonight.

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 4050m

  • 12

    Trek to Lhonak (4,780m) Duration: 3-4 hours.

    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: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 3-4hrs 
    Altitude: 4780m

  • 13

    Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5,143m) and return to Lhonak (4,780m) Duration: 6-7 hours.

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

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 6-7 hrs 
    Altitude: 5143m

  • 14

    Trek to Ghunsa (3,595m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

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

    Accommodation: Camp
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 3595m

  • 15

    Trek to Sele la Kharka (4,200m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

    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: Camp
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 4200m

  • 16

    Trek over Sele la Pass & down to Tseram (3,870m) Duration: 7-8 hours.

    One of the most unforgettable of the trek today, as we cross two passes, the pass of Sele La, 4480 m and the pass of Sinion La, 4660 m. Once we've passed Sinion La Pas, we go down about 1000 m to Tseram, where we stay the evening.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 7-8hrs 
    Altitude: 3870m

  • 17

    Trek to Oktang Base camp (4,730m) and back to Ramche (4,580m) Duration: 6-7 hours.

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

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 4730m

  • 18

    Trek back to Tseram (3,870m) Duration: 3-4 hours.

    After leaving Ramche, we retrace our steps on the same trail back to Tseram where we spend the night.

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 3-4 hrs 
    Altitude: 3870m

  • 19

    Trek to Tortong (3,370m) Duration 4-5 hours.

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

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 4-5 hrs 
    Altitude: 3370m

  • 20

    Trek to Yamphudin (1,690m) Duration: 7-9 hours.

    Today's hiking tour takes us to a thick pine-wood from Lamite Bhanjyang On this route we can hear the chorus of many birds. We descend to Yamphudin after crossing the Amji Khola and spent the night there.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 7-9 hrs 
    Altitude: 1690 m

  • 21

    Trek to Phumphe Danda (1,780m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

    As we go down today, we follow the Kabeli Khola path. On the trail you can see numerous waterfalls.

    Accommodation: Camp
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 1780m

  • 22

    Trek to Kandebhanjung (2,100m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

    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. We camp at Pha Khola 's bank tonight.

    Accommodation: Camp
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 2100m

  • 23

    Trek to Simbu (1,600m) and drive to Taplejung (1,580m) Duration: 5-6 hours.

    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: Guest house
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: 5-6hrs 
    Altitude: 1600m

  • 24

    Drive to Bhadrapur (2,38km) Duration: 7-9 hours.

    After early morning breakfast, you will be driving to Bhadrapur from where you will take flight back to Kathmandu officially ending the trek. 

    Accommodation: Guest house
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Activity: Drive 7-9hrs 
    Distance: 238 Km

  • 25

    Flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu Duration: 45 minutes.

    After about 45 minutes of flight, you will land in Kathmandu which is the end point of this trek. You can relax, take the stroll around the area of your hotel, do some shopping and enjoy spa services.

    Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Flight 45 Minutes
    Distance: 238 Km

     

  • 26

    Departure Day

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

    Meal: Breakfast

Include

  • 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

Exclude

  • 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

Departures Dates

Trip Dates Trip Costs Actions
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09 Jan, 2022 - 04 Feb, 2022
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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.

Important Information

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.