Ruby Valley and Ganesh Himal Trek

Region

Remote Area Trek

Duration

14 Days

Max Altitude

3842m

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

2 moderate

Min Group Size

2 people

Overview

You do not have enough time but still, want your dreams to come true of exploring the one of the Himalayas of Nepal? Then the Ganesh Himal- Gorkha Trek could be for you, with dramatic nature passing through a number of unspoiled villages, unbelievable culture and magnificent Mountain View. Therefore, Ganesh Himal Trek will give you the raw experience of remote area trekking in Nepal. 

Ganesh Himal- Gorkha trek and Ruby Valley trek, which we call nature trek, lies on the central region of Nepal and Northern side of Kathmandu, offering spectacular views, untouched splendour nature and getting in contact with lots of ethnic cultures.

Route to Ruby Valley and Ganesh Himal Trek

After driving to Syabrubensi from Katmandu, the trek starts. It crosses foothills and lowland terraces through higher elevated ethnic Tamang villages. The hike offers magnificent views over the Himalayan Ganesh, Langtang, Buddha Himal, Juncku and other Central Himalayan peaks along the trail. The Pangsang Pass is at 3850 m, the highest elevation in this trek. This pass is also one of the best points of view on the hike. Ganesh Himal Trek and Ruby Valley is a fully homestay trek. Trekking is all about adventure, mountaineering, ridge and road summits. The trip ends when you return to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Highlights of Ruby Valley and Ganesh Himal Trek

  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city
  • Scenic drive to Betrawati
  • Magnificient Ganesh Himal Range, Manasalu Range
  • Can see real nepali lifestyle and culture
  • Tradirional Gatlang village 
  • Natural hotspring in Chalish

Outline Itinerary ( 14 Days )

  • 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel

    Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival, representative will be picked up from airport then you will be transferred to a hotel for check in. Overnight stay at Himalayan Suite hotel. (B)

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

  • 2

    Full day Kathmandu Sightseeing tour

    Kathmandu sightseeing (Swoyambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple, Bouddhanath and Patan Durbar Square). Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel. (B)

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

  • 3

    Kathmandu to ShyabruBesi 1503M ,8-9 hrs drive

    Taking local bus early in the morning or a private four wheel drive journey from Kathmandu reaches Shyabru Besi, gateway to the Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers. Mesmerizing scenic driving and passing through Trisuli Bazaar, Ramche Gaon and Dhunche Bazaar makes you full of fun driving. Narrow and bit adventurous zig zags road but amazing landscape along the way driving will make you good start day drive of the trek. Overnigth at Guest House (B.L.D)

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Drive 8-9 hrs
    Altitude: 1503m

  • 4

    Shyabru Besi to Chawatar (lunch) to Gatlang 2337M, 5- 6 hrs hike

    A dirt track zig-zags to the west up to Bahun Danda Pass and then down to the Tamang settlement of Gatlang, a cornerstone village on the Tamang Heritage Trail or hike to Gatlang by way of Chawatar. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. Above lies Parvati Kund, popular during Janai Purnima when thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple. Overnight at  Guest  House (B.L.D)

    Accommodation: Guest house
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Trek 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 2337m

  • 5

    Gatlang to Parvati Kunda, Yuri Kharka (lunch) to Somdang 6-7 hrs

    The trail ascends through pine and rhododendron forest to a lunch point of Yuri Kharka before continuing to Khurphu Bhanjyang and then dropping down to the Somdang River, border between Rasuwaa and Dhading districts. A sprawling mining compound, no longer functioning but seem locals appealing government to revive it, lies a few hours to the north upriver. The hike passes through a scenic valley featuring the 200 m Chukarma Waterfall. The former mine leaves a lot be explored and is the site of a 1.4 km tunnel bored into the mountain to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal and even highly-prized rubies. Overnight at Family House (B.L.D)

    Accommodation: Family House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Trek 6-7 Hours
    Altitude: 3271m

  • 6

    Somdang to Pangsang (aka, Pangsang) Pass (La) 3842M, 3 ½ hrs

    Pangsang Kharka is a viewpoint southwest of Somdang village with a broad panorama of the surrounding terrain. To the north are the soaring peaks of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal Range. The large meadow is graced with a giant entry gateway and is a sensational location for camping and taking in the breathtaking scenery. The whole Ganesh Himal region is blessed with abundant herbal plants. Previously, herbs were taken to Tibet along an ancient trade route and exchanged for salt, livestock, wool and turquoise. This hill/danda/pass is known as one of the most beautiful and the best magnificent mountain views point almost in 270 degrees Langtang ragnes, Ganesh Himal ranges, Manaslu ranges and bit of Annapurna ranges mountain view point. So far tea house has not developed yet so highly recommended to have own tent however local yak hut can be used as a service shelter can be used for a night but again dry fruits/food is recommended for a night. Overnight at Family House (B.L.D)

    Accommodation: Family House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Trek 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 3842m

  • 7

    Pangsang Pass to Tipling (lunch) – Shertung /Chalish 1875M, 5-6 hrs

    Descend to Tipling, a large village that hosts two Buddhist gombas and both a Protestant and Catholic church. Along a ridge top to the east is a gomba and cremation ground for both Buddhists and Christians lined with colorful flags. Descend to cross the Adha Khola on a box bridge and ascend to the sister villages of Shertung and Chalish, regally overlooking the fertile river valley and abundant fields. Shertung is inhabited mainly by Tamang. The name Shertung means 'place of gold'. According to a legend , two brothers in search of gold were led here by a dream and thus the settlement was born. Chalish is inhabited primarily by Gurung, Ghale and Kami. There used to be Newar people too but they have migrated to Kathmandu city. Overnight at Family House (B.L.D)

    Accommodation: Family House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Trek 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 1875m

  • 8

    Chalish to Hindung lunch and Neber Gaon 2220m , 6 hrs

    After breakfast say goodbye to locals and trek down to Khar Khola and then trek gently up to Pasabar danda taking about an hour walk. View of Tribeni river (mixed of three rivers and Hindus and both Buddhist believe as a holy river site) just down in the valley where Lord Shiva's statue with little one stoned shrine has built. Specially in Makarsankranti festival local gather and celebrate singing, dancing and meeting friends and relatives as well as neighbors village kith and ken. From Pasabar danda trek gently uphill hill and reach at Kalbarang (just the small kharka name but no village at all) trek continue to hill edge walk and dense jungle ( there is a chance rock fall from top of the hill due to inhabitant of wildlife so careful walking with your trek guide or helper is highly recommended) and finally reach at Hindung village where huge number of Tamang people live. It is a Tamang village of around 550 inhabitants. Crystals and rubies are harvested in areas to the north and yarsagumba is hunted, too, in the surrounding highlands. Take lunch in Hindung and trek down to Hindung Khola and then trek uphill to Neber Gaon walking about 2 ½ hours. Over night at Family House (B.L.D).

    Accommodation: Family House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Trek 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 2220m

  • 9

    Neber to hot springs to Kupchyat 2066m/ 5 hrs

    Trek down hill to Tatopani (hot srpings0 where enjoy your half day bath and then the trail onward follows stone steps built by Kadoorie Agri Aid Association and British Gurkhas of Nepal. Both organizations are active in this area and responsible for building many water taps, bridges and improved trails. Pass through Tir on the way to welcoming Racyat and Kapur villages. Finally arrive in Kupchyat village .Overnight at Family House (B L D)

    Accommodation: Family House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Trek 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 2066m

  • 10

    Kupchyat to Khading – Lapa Gaon 2025m/ 6660 Ft 4-5 hrs

    Trek to Khading village where you will see the big community of Gurung people having their own beautiful culture. While you will be waiting your lunch explore Khading gaon and after lunch trek down to Lapa Gaon which is a big Tamang village of the area where you will enjoy having Tamang culture.Overnight at Family House (B L D)

    Accommodation: Chawatar
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Trek 4-5 Hours
    Altitude: 2025m

  • 11

    Lapa Gaon – Borang (lunch) - Jharlang (Ungul) 3000M, 5-6 hrs

    After breakfast trek down to Ankhu khola having its beautiful water fall and then trek continue bit uphill to Borang village where stop for lunch and then trek continue to to Ukhum for lunch. After lunch trek continue to Lishne jungle, cross suspension bridge, passing through Chhapchyat village you finally get to Jharlang village (Ungul). One of the best and panoramic mountain view point of the area. This is Tamang village and belongs nearly 200 houses. Overnight at Family House (B L D)

    Accommodation: Family House
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Trek 5-6 Hours
    Altitude: 3000m

  • 12

    Jharlang (Ungul) – Kuri lunch – Khaniyabas 1785m/ 7-8 hrs

    Take breakfast at the same place and trek all the way down Jharlang Pahiro (Jharlang landslide) where takes about an hour to cross. It used to be dangerous but not only seasonal specially in monsoon you have to be very careful and in both season cross this landslide with your experience local trek guide porter. Continue trek don hill to Dungre Khola about 1 ½ hours down hill walking. cross suspension bridge and uphill walking about 2 ½ hours to get to Kuri Village. This is also a Tamang village lies right on the top of the hill from where you will see the beautiful surrounding landscape. There is no village or tea shops in between camp point to Kuri village so some snacks or dry fruits will be very useful to carry with you. A bottle of boiled water will be very useful. From the river uphill walking will be in the thick jungle so local guide or experience trek guide is highly recommended. After lunch trek continued having mesmerizing surrounding landscape, Brichet village and finally arrive at Khaniyabas Village which is known from the its VDC Satya Devi. Its about 2 ½ hours walk from lunch spot and Satya Devi has several local lodge/tea shops for local and trekkers. On the clear weather day you will have the best and breath taking sun set views. Ankhu river views and Todke hill in horizon gives you magnificent landscape. Tamang, Bhramin and Dalit people live in Khaniyabas. On the clear weather day Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges will be viewed in panaromic way. Overnight at Family House (B L D)

    Accommodation: Chawatar
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Activity: Trek 7-8 Hours
    Altitude: 1875m

  • 13

    Khaniyabas to Kathmandu via Dhading Bensi/ 6-7 hrs drive

    After breakfast drive back to Dhadning besi via off road enjoing scenic drive and after Lunch back to Kathmandu and enjoy spa (Sauna, Steam, Jacuzzi ). Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel (B)

    Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: 6-7hrs

  • 14

    International Departure or join other trip

    After breakfast transfer to airpoirt for your Departure or join other trip

    Meal: Breakfast

Include

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Three star catagory hotel in Kathmandu( Himalayan Suite Hotel or similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Fooding, lodging, insurance and other expenses of trekking crew
  • All meals (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner ) and lodging for the clients in trek days
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Necessary equipments ( Jackets sleeping bag and trekking pole) during the trek.
  • Necessary permits for the trek (TIMS Card and National park fee)
  • Transportation by sharing jeep or bus (KTM-Sebubensi-Khaniyabas-KTM)
  • Thirty minute special massage in Himalayan Suite Spa

Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. (Meal costs about 5$ - 8$ dollar per item depending on the place where you eat)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • International flight ticket (We can help you to book)
  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • City sightseeing monuments entrance fee (NPR 250+400+1000+1000)

Departures Dates

Trip Dates Trip Costs Actions
Opened
02 Jan, 2022 - 16 Jan, 2022
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14 Jan, 2022 - 28 Jan, 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.

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

Difficulty Level of the trek

You should not have to go through this unexplored region during your first few days of trekking. You will, however, have to cross Pangsang La Pass at an altitude of 3,850 meters above sea level during your third trek day. you will be saddened by altitude. 

The route is not that difficult after passing Pangsang La. You have to go up and down several hills along the way. This walk should also be graded as mildly difficult.

Lodging and foods

Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu is organized on the BB Plan, except the additional cost of the single supplement (in accordance with the availability of the rooms) in accordance with the hotel standard before and after the trek. Accommodation will be arranged during the excursion in home stays with unheated rooms with twin share of wooden beds and foam mattresses. The trekkers would share toilet facilities and washrooms. If you are a solo traveler you will have to share a room with the same-sex trekker.

Basic food options of Nepali style will be available. Both resting camps have tea houses that serve simple food so you don't have to go hungry. But you will not have a menu that you want to choose a variety of cuisines. Tea House serves simple foods such as 'Dal Bhat' and fried rice, chow mein, and eggs. Ask the owner of the tea house for a selection of food and you will have to pick a small option. You can bring frozen or dried foods if you have specific dietary requirements.

Network and communication while on trek

The lodges will have some extra service for the use of the internet service. When we reach a high altitude, the connection should be done via the telephone for safety. You will contact your family and friends through the lodge. We will contact Our representative to know if all of our valued clients know that  all well, happy and safe at least once a day to make sure you 're okay.

For every type of help during the walk, you are always connected with the HSJ office.Depending on the type of network that you use, and not very strong as you reach high altitude.Wi-Fi connection are not reliable and would incur extra cost wherever available to access it.

Electricity and Charging Options on the trail

The hiking path is easily controlled by electricity. Some towns have electric cables for several hours a day, while the others have solar lights (although there are very few areas to power their devices). Headlights are definitely useful. You can charge your devices at the places you spend overnight. 

Drinking water on the trek

Drinking directly from natural sources is not of any issue for local residents and members of the team. Before drinking, we recommend using a water filter or purification tablets.

Bottled water is available to buy, but it is not eco safe and too costly. You can fill your bottle with plenty of water re-supplies.

We advise you to carry additional water bottle for cold and warm water. Daytime in the tea houses, you will fill your glass with cold or warm water. In both camps there are many places to replenish your drink.

Obtaining Trekking Permits

TIMS and Permits required for the treks will be obtained by the company for all the clients. 

Insuring your security

A little proactive and reactive preparedness is needed for trekking in all himalayan region of Nepal. The high mountains are not an place for a casual tour, because dangerous diseases and other accidents can arise accidental. Before you start the trek, make sure that you insured against this incident. Travel insurance is also a part of a Himalayan Social Journey reservation agreement. A comprehensive travel insurance policy is a minimum required in order to join the Ganesh Himal and Ruby Valley trek, including for helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses for high-altitude trekkers, to cover medical and emergence repatriation.

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

As every other road in Nepal, it is the perfect time to travel to theRuby Valley and Ganesh Himal trek in autumn-September- October-November and spring-March-May. The air is open and the temperatures cool for both seasons.

Spring is hot and sunny, and snowfall is often heavy. You should normally encounter snow and ice on high passes. And with breathtaking mountain scenery, much of the sky is dark. The temperature begins to increase as the summer approaches. The full bloom of wildflowers and rhododendron flowers arrives in countless colours: this season is filled in greenery.

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
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Important Documents

  • Passport
  • Travel Permits

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

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

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

Yes, we do provide sleeping bags. The sleeping bags we provide are of good quality. They help you sustain the colder climate in Nepali mountains up to -25 degree Celsius of temperature. However if you need the one of your own, you can buy one here. Your guide shall assist you to get it here. Keep the track of the weather forecast of the area and pack your clothes accordingly. This would help you be prepared for the type of weather Nepali Mountains are accustomed to.

FAQ's

You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon your arrival at USD 30 (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa, USD 50 for a 30 days visa and USD 125 for a 90 days Multiple visas, and you can also extend it later on if you wish. They have newly installed technology (visa machine) which makes it no longer necessary to have a passport photo. Important! Please bring 3 photos for your trekking permit, TIMS and for others.

Besides trekking packages and tour operation, we arrange international air tickets to the major airports of all over the world. Himalayan social journey travel agency is the one-stop travel solution company; we offer all travel related product at the best possible rates with excellent services.

Please keep this thing in your mind that there are some airport touts and scam artists who take advantage of tourists. They might offer to carry your luggage and they want a large amount of money. Sometimes they intimidate our drivers and even take away their signs. Anyway...if you want someone to help you with your luggage you can give them NOT MORE THAN 1 - 2 DOLLARS. This is a small hassle that tourists sometimes face upon arrival at the airport. Do not stress about this but just be aware not to give more than a few dollars for their luggage handling if you choose to take someone's services. Nepalese in general are very kind and hospitable people.

Some major currencies (USD, AUD and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in both Kathmandu and Namche and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Generally, the orientation meeting is scheduled in the Kathmandu hotel at 4 or 5 pm and this will be informed by our representatives after your arrival. The tour starts with an orientation meeting and ends up after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.

If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected] And if you'll be spending extra time in Nepal please let us know. We will book your extra night accommodation at same trip hotels

For each tour date, there will be several separate groups. Each group will have a maximum of 14 people with its own experienced English speaking guide. During the trek, there will be a suitable number of porters to carry your luggage.

The cost of our trip is based on a twin-sharing basis so there will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation or you are a solo traveller, you'll find the option for "single supplement". Additional cost will be applicable as a Single Supplementary Charge for the single room during the trip.

No refund will be made for 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of trip for any other else reason. Having paid the full amount of any trip, you will get your money back but still, cancellation charge (20%) is invoiced to you. And for the voucher holders, since you have purchased the voucher from the deal companies, we have to follow their cancellation policy. But for both the conditions, we are flexible to postpone your trip in any later days. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip.

Sometimes travellers are unable to finish the scheduled trek due to the various reasons or they ended up not completing the trek/tour for health or personal reasons. In this case please realize that we cannot offer you any refunds for unused days on the tour/tour. You have to understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

All the breakfast during your trip is included but the lunches and dinners are not except welcome dinner in the first day at the local restaurant. Meals during Kathmandu stay and trekking days cost from $5 to $8 per item depending on what you choose to eat.

There will not be any problem for vegetarian, most of the lodges serve vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at a high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

You have to manage yourself for the drinking water. There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated "pure water" stations along the trek. As the alternative, you can also easily purchase bottled water at the lodges. The bottled water costs USD 2$ - 4$ per litre. It is very important that you drink at least 3 litres of pure water daily during the trek.

The width of Nepal is only about 200 km on an average, but within this short distance, the altitude of the land rises from 60 m up to 8,848 m. Hence the weather depends upon the altitude of the place in Nepal. However, in general, Nepal has four climatic seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

Spring starts from March to May. The temperature of this season fluctuates between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Summer starts from June last to August. These are also the monsoon months with occasional evening-thunderstorms and hot temperature. Autumn starts from late September and ends by November. During this period, the climate is generally dry and mild with temperature fluctuating between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Winter starts from December until February. The mornings and evenings are very cold while the afternoon is pretty sunny. The temperature during these months rises from 10C to 20C (59F to 68F). At higher altitudes, it is cold during the winter months.

The trip hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can store your luggage and clothing that are not required for the trekking and you can collect it after your Trek and Tour.

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and N-cell in order to update the whereabouts and situation of our every client. You may pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too. Also, we have kept a satellite phone at Dingboche, which has a poor connection to the network of phones. Our guides use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee. During the tour there will be easy access for International cal through cyber and communication Center. You will get Wi-Fi connection too in some of the places in the mountains for the extra cost. 

Remember to bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters! You can also buy the adapters in the supermarkets or electronic shops in the Kathmandu. Our guide can help you with it.

It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch & dinner) you want to eat. Trekkers find that around $20 (for lunch & dinner) a day is reasonable for the trekking days. You may have to pay for Wi-Fi, electricity and hot showers too (up in the mountains during the trek). Hence allocating the allowance for each day accordingly would suffice. 

  • Daypack (rucksack)
  • Backpack (a porter will carry it) Recommended size: about 50-litre capacity (10-12 KGS per person) if you are travelling with a friend you can share one pack between the two of you.
  • Well-worn hiking boots or shoes
  • A pair of sandals
  • Sleeping Bag (HSJ will provide if you do not have your own)
  • A one-litre hard water bottle to be filled up along the trekking trail
  • Warm jacket Light-weight cotton clothing
  • Waterproof jacket (a fold -away windcheater is fine)
  • Light sweater
  • Bath towel
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Knee supports (optional for the downhill portions of the trek)
  • Trekking pole
  • Water purification (Himalayan Social Journey will provide
  • water purification tablet)
  • Small First-aid-kit (Himalayan Social Journey will also provide one)
  • Headlamp (preferable) or Flashlight (torch)
  • Camera
  • Loose stomach and nausea medicine
  • Toiletries for the trek (toilet paper, soap, Towel shampoo etc...)

If you have purchased a voucher from any deal company, please come in contact with us with the voucher code (redemption code) so that the voucher can be redeemed on time. Since we need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements, kindly confirm your spot with your suitable date at-least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. You can redeem you voucher through this link too : https://hsj.com.np/voucher-redemption

If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected] And if you'll be spending extra time in Nepal please let us know. We will book your extra night accommodation at same trip hotels, Hotel Holy Himalaya , Himalayan Suite Hotel, Hotel Mulberry, Aloft Hotel, and Gokarna Forest Resort for your convenience. 

If you would like to book extra activities such as Paragliding (100pp), Bungy jump (70pp), Mountain flight (USD 180pp), Heli Tour (USD 800pp –based on 5pax) Bhaktapur Sightseeing many more programs. You can book by contacting us at [email protected] For longer excursions such as Bhutan, Tibet, India, and any other treks also, we can help but please contact us immediately at [email protected]

For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters is our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessities.

A general rule of thumb for tipping is USD 50-60 for guide and porter if you are fully satisfied with their service. So we suggest you allocate a minimum of USD 50 for tipping. This is just a guideline and you may tip whatever /how much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trek a memorable one.

If you are considering to donate, School supplies (pens, notebooks, coloured pencils, etc...). These gifts can be directly turned over to our company when you arrive in Kathmandu. And we will manage them to distribute through our proper channels.
As for your the need of much of your trekking clothes and tour supplies and gears, they can be easily purchased in Kathmandu near our hotel at good prices. Bring hiking boots/shoes from your country. The Nepali ones are not recommended. Your guide will assist you to get anything you may need here.

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a lifetime journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of their policies. So in this case, we will give options to choose a different itinerary for an enjoyable holiday. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

The sleeping bags we provide are of good quality. They help you sustain the colder climate in Nepali mountains up to -25 degree Celsius of temperature. However if you need the one of your own, you can buy one here. Your guide shall assist you to get it here. Keep the track of the weather forecast of the area and pack your clothes accordingly. This would help you be prepared for the type of weather Nepali Mountains are accustomed to.

The size of the duffel bag that we provide is 60-70 liter.

Yes, you will have free access to the power in the city areas however with your ascends to the mountain and as you climb to higher altitudes, extra charge would be applicable for the use of power supply or wireless internet connections.