LOWER DOLPO TREK

Region

Dolpo Region

Duration

21 Days

Max Altitude

5190m

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 Strenous

Min Group Size

2 people

Overview

Lower Dolpa trek offers a real adventure trekking on remote and rugged natural unspoiled corner simply beyond the Himalayan valleys across western Nepal. The Dolpo region preserves one of the last remnants of traditional Tibetan culture where the pre-Buddhist Bon-Po religion is still in practice. High mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the southeast surround this spiritual sanctuary. Dolpo region provides the opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful Lakes, isolated Buddhist monasteries and also to experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region in Nepal.

Journey to the Lower Dolpo Region

After exploring Kathmandu valleys' historical/cultural sights and obtaining the special permit for the lower Dopla trekking we take our flight to Jhupal via Nepalganj. We trek continuously to Shey- Phoksundo National Park before joining ancient Nepal Tibet trade route and enjoy the views of lower Dolpa valley. Eventually, you can hear prayer flag fluttering at the top of the pass, and the view opens up dramatically looking east towards the snow peaks of the Kanjiroba and majestic Dhaulagiri range. We soon walk through the pleasant green pastures to the pristine Phoksundo Lake full of crystal deep blue freshwater contrasting with the weathered red and brown hills. On our trek, to Dolpa the trek descends to the Jhupal airstrip to end our historical trip of a lifetime to Dolpa, the land of mystery, scenery, and peace.

Highlights of Lower Dolpo Trek

  • You will witness the age-old Bon-Buddhist practices in different monasteries.
  • You will trek to the pristine Shey Phoksundo (3611 meters) alongside with an entry to the Shey Phoksundo National Park.
  • You will have amazing experience walking in the desert-like rainshadow area of the lower Dolpo region.
  • You can also catch the enticing views of Yak Caravan and got to walk on the ancient salt trade route.
  • You will feel enticed by the sight of diverse flora and fauna of the region.

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. Yaks graze at this level, typically.

Outline Itinerary ( 21 Days )

  • 1

    Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) Overnight at Hotel.

    Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport and meeting Himalayan Social Journey's representative who will transfer you to the hotel. 

    Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Meal: Dinner
    Activities: Welcome dinner and Orientation

  • 2

    Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft) Overnight at hotel.

    After breakfast, our guide will take you to different attractions of Kathmandu Valley. Today, you will visit, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan Durbar Square. (B) Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel. (B)

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

  • 3

    Fly/ drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj & transfer to Hotel

    We transport to the southwest region of Nepal to Nepalgunj. It is a long flight of around an hour and we arrive late afternoon or midday there. The weather is very hot in the south of Nepal. We will spend the remainder of the evening exploring the area, including the Bageshwori temple, one of Nepalese 's largest Hindu temples.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: fly -1 Hour
    Altitude: 150m

  • 4

    Fly from Nepalgunj to Jhupal (Dolpo)(2,320m/7,610ft), trek to Dunai (2090m/9,348ft), 2-3 hrs walks Overnight at the camp.

    From Nepalgunj  it is about 35 minute Flight to Juphal then we begin to trek towards Dunai which is around 3 and a half hours away.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: 35 min flight and 3.5 hours trek
    Altitude: 2090m

  • 5

    Trek to Tarakot (2,850m/9,348ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.

    It continues from Dunai to Tarakot, called locally as Dzong for its hilltop stronghold, along the banks of Barbung Khola. It's a smooth road. The Tarakot villagers speak Kaike, a special tongue, but have not spoken anywhere. We 're staying in Tarakot for the night.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: 5-6 Hours Trek
    Altitude: 2850m

  • 6

    Trek to Khani Gaon (2,543m/8,341ft), 5-6 hrs walks. Overnight camp near by the village backyard.

     

    You cross the high suspension bridge at 2560 m after a few ups and downs. Right over the bridge you see Tarap Chu joining the Barbung Khola and then reaching Khanigaon, the town with Gompa.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: 5-6 Hours Trek
    Altitude: 2543m

  • 7

    Trek to Tarap Khola (3,450m/11,316ft), 4-5 hrs walks Overnight at camp.

    We walk to the treeline just above. We may see blue sheep herds. By afternoon, we reach the Tarap Chu crossroads and Lang Khola. We've built our camp here. Kamakharka (3,800 m), this area is also called, spending the night.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: 4-5 Hours Trek
    Altitude: 3450m

  • 8

    Trek to Yak Kharka (3800m/12,464ft), 4-5 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.

    Yak Kharka is a large, green area, named Yak Kharka because it is named Yak Kharka, because people who came with their Yak for the business that they used to live.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: Trek 4-5 Hours
    Altitude: 3800m          

  • 9

    Trek to Dho Tarap (4,090m/13,415ft), 5-6 hrs walks Overnight at camp.

    It is an easy and often used trail. A lot of Mani Walls and ancient Chortens will pass through. In the village of Dho Tarap, there is a French School. The Dho village, which consists of approximately 24 houses is surrounded by uneven stone walls. There are people both Bonpo and Buddhist sect. We 're going to Buddhist Gompa to visit the lama who lives in it. He's going to show his monastery and even show you his private Gompa and his own Thangkas.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: Trek 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 4090m 

  • 10

    Rest Day at Dho Tarap for acclimatization. Overnight at camp.

    We will spend the day with Dho Tarap exploring. You may also communicate with the Dolpo people. The village comprises Bonpo and Nyingmapa Buddhists alike. The Buddhist Gompa can be located in the area and Bon Gompa is 40 minutes away.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: Rest day
    Altitude: 4090m

  • 11

    Trek to Tokyu Gaun 5-6 hrs .overnight camp beneath the Numa-la.

    The Jeng La Pass must be crossed at 4850 m to reach Tokyo Gaon. It takes us about 2 hours of tough climbing to reach the top of the Jeng La. but we have amazing views of the Dhaulagiri mountain, and more peaks then descend in the direction of the Tarap Valley. The Tarap is a lovely valley that extends twenty kilometers along Tarap Chu River and has many plants in high mountains. 

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 4209m

  • 12

    Trek to Numa La. Overnight at camp.

    Today we cross Pass Numala and go down to Poyon khola until we reach Camp Bagala with large glaciers and rock-skulls. In the evening, we rest in the village of Pelungtang, surrounded by mountains with temporary homes, yak pasture and terraces.  The Himal of Norbukang glows beyond.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 5190m

  • 13

    Cross Numa La (5,190m/17,023ft), and camp at Phedi. Overnight at camp.

    On a clear day you will see the Shey Shikar (6,139 m), Kenjeralwa and Dhaulagiri I (8,169 m). The path is a long and crossed stream and it leads along the moraine to Numa La (5,318 m). Stay off the pass and head down to Bang La. Overnight in the camp

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 5190m

  • 14

    Cross Baga La and reach other side of Phedi.

    After early morning breakfast we will cross Baga La (5,070m/16,630ft) and camp on the other side of the Phedi (4,470m/14,662ft) Overnight at camp.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 4470m

  • 15

    Trek to Ringmo (3,600m/11,808ft), 6-7 hrs walks. Overnight at camp.

    The track continues down to the meadow and down to the yak field into the forest. Continue on the high cliffside path through more wetlands, woodland and yak pastures, then head up to a ridge at 3780 m. The massive waterfall of Lake Phoksundo has a clear look of the gorge. So the route goes down through a white pine forest to the shore of the Phoksundo Sea and enters ringmo (3600 m).

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 3600m

  • 16

    Rest Day at Ringmo for a hike to Phoksundo Lake. Overnight at camp.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: Rest day at Ringmo
    Altitude: 3600m

  • 17

    Trek to Chhepka(2260m.) Overnight at camp.

    Savor the views of fluttering prayer flags, cascading waterfalls, and lush vegetation on the way to  uphill along the narrow trail brings you to the village of Chhepka.

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: Trek 5-6hours
    Altitude: 2260m

  • 18

    Trek to Jhupal.Overnight at camp.

    After breakfast, retrace the trail to Juphal through beautiful forests, fields, and villages. 

    Accommodation: Camping
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
    Activity: Trek 6-7 hours
    Altitude: 2260m

     

  • 19

    Getting Back to Kathmandu

    We take a flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. On reaching Nepalgunj, we return to Kathmandu (drive/flight)

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
    Activity: Drive/fly

  • 20

    Rest day in Kathmandu.Overnight at Hotel.

    Take a free day in Kathmandu. Relax your muscles with our spa services, stroll around the hotel area or do some shopping. 

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meal: Breakfast, 
    Activity: Easy Rest Day

  • 21

    Transfer to the airport for the departure and farewell

    Today is your final day in Nepal. Our representative will come to pick you up for your transfer to the Airport. 

    Meal: Breakfast

Include

  • All meals ie Breakfast, lunch and dinner during trekking days
  • Three-star category hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Fooding, lodging and other expenses of trekking crew
  • All surface transfers as per itinerary
  • Tims and national park fees
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All necessary equipment (tents, sleeping bag and duffel bag) during the trek.
  • Insurance for all trekking staff
  • Domestic airfare Nepalgunj-Jhuppal $165

Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your Insurance, Personal equipment, and clothing
  • Cold drinks and beverages
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Nepalgunj $172
  • City sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses and tips to the crew

Departures Dates

Trip Dates Trip Costs Actions

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: The domestic flight to Nepalgunj and Dunai from Nepalgunj are excluded in the price along with flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu which is optional.

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

The Lower Dolpo Trek is rated as a mild climb. This walk is suitable for both seasoned and beginners. It can be very challenging and complicated if this is your first journey. But it's pretty easy if you've been trekking before.

In a remote area of the Dolpo district you will trekk. On this trek, you will take steep and uneven uphill and downhill walks. That's going to be very difficult for beginners. But you can solve this issue with proper physical exercise.

Please Take Notice of this being Camping Trek.

Lower Dolpo is one of the most isolated parts of Nepal, where there is no means of transportation and communication. The trail is also not developed like other trekking region and has very limited teahouses. the rooms will be basic where available and while camping, food will be prepared in a camp kitchen, while guides and porters ensure that necessary provisions are carried to prepare high-energy, nutritious and tasty food.

The Dolpo region is so remote and at the high altitude that it is almost impossible to find wifi connection. There are local operators that operates phone networks that still may not be very reliable. You would have to go without proper communication and internet connection there and that may be what you would be wanting to enjoy in the first place if you are choosing to trek these isolated mountains. 

Since this is not a common trek, all the villages aren't equipped with the amenities you may need. You 'd better bring your cameras and phones along with the solar charging.

This being entirely camping trek, sufficient amount of water would be needed to carried all the way. Filling up water is quick. Taps in, out or in guesthouses mean that there are plenty of places to fill your bottles and/or your water bladders.This could be where you stay, a lunch stop, or a shared public tap used by locals whereever possible. Use an efficient sterilization method to make sure your water is safe and not contaminated in anyway.

It's a restricted zone that requires special permits to access the district Dolpa for trekkers traveling in the Lower Dolpo. Trekking  in Lower Dolpo also requires to obtain permission from Shey Phoksundo National Park. To receive special trekking licenses available from the Ministry of Immigration, a party of two individuals is mandatory.

This permit will cost $20 per person per week on Lower Dolpo Trek. Then the trekkers will need 5 US dollars per person a week. Similarly, the license would cost US $27 (Rs.3000) per person for Shey Phoksundo National Park. In the Dolpo except for the national park, a trekking permit is not provided. HSJ will arrange for your trekking permits.

Travel insurance & rescue when travelling to a remote destination like Nepal is strongly advised. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour. Your insurance policy must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as helicopter rescue, cancellation, air ambulance, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and cover repatriation and personal expenses. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors’ fees, and repatriation costs are the client’s responsibility. For the reliable travel insurance, we have the suggestion of some of the best insurance companies: Cover more or Europe assistance or Travel Direct- TID . We have an agreement with Helicopter Company to do the payment of Helicopter evacuation after we collect the payment with you once you have been rescued. And the reimbursement responsibility from your insurance company will go up to you. Be sure your policy specifically covers helicopter evacuation and does not exclude mountaineering or alpinism.

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.

The best season for Lower Dolpo Trek is Monsoon (June to September). Since the whole country is in the rain shadow, this part of Nepal does not have too little rain. In addition, in these months, a well-known festival called Tiji takes place, which attracts many visitors. Spring and fall are also a good opportunity to walk on the Lower Dolpo 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

HSJ provides Duffel bags, Sleeping Bags, and tents for this trek. You will have to get trekking poles yourselves or our guide will assist you to buy them in Kathmandu.

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.