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Tiji and Eastern Monasteries Superior Grade Cultural Tour - 2024

Tiji and Eastern Monasteries Superior Grade Cultural Tour - 2024

Trip Facts

Start/End: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
Destination: Lo Manthang
Trip Duration: 18
Transportation By Air-Jeep
Best Season: March-May, Sep-Dec
Difficulty Moderate
Max. Altitude 4005
Group Size 2-20
Activity Trekking/Sightseen

Overview And Highlights

Highlights

  • Attend the colorful annual Buddhist Tiji Festival
  • Explore the long-forbidden walled city of Lo-Manthang
  • Visit some of Nepal's oldest and most difficult-to-reach monastic complexes including Luri Gumba and Tashi Kabum
  • Explore archaeological sites like the ancient Chhosar caves close to the Tibetan border
  • Discover the rich cultural legacy, lifestyle, and age-old traditions of the people of Lo
  • Trek through stunning high-altitude landscapes in the rain shadow of the Himalayas
  • Experience spectacular Himalayan mountain flights between Pokhara and Jomsom
  • Visit four World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley (Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Durbar Square)

Our Tiji & Eastern Monasteries Superior Grade Cultural Tour is more than just another adventure holiday.

Going off the beaten track, we spend 18 days trekking into some of the most isolated and unspoilt corners of the Upper Mustang, rich in cultural highlights. It is a magical journey into centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist traditions that are unique to the area.

Our itinerary, timed to coincide with the Tiji Festival that is celebrated in Lo-Manthang in the third month of the Tibetan calendar, follows in the footsteps of intrepid explorers like Michel Peissel who gained access to the region long before it opened up to foreigners in 1992.

Peissel, a French anthropologist, was probably the first Westerner to witness the Tiji as he arrived, completely by chance, in Lo-Manthang on the first day of the festival in 1964.

‘The scenes I witnessed’, he wrote in his 1967 book Mustang: A Lost Tibetan Kingdom, ‘were so extraordinary that I dared not believe my eyes and even today I have some trouble in believing the reality of what I saw’.

A time of celebration and religious pilgrimage for the people of Lo, the annual Tiji Festival is an extraordinary spectacle of good triumphing over evil.

For three days, monks wearing masks and colorful costumes swirl to the rhythm of traditional drums, horns and Buddhist chanting, re-enacting the battle of Dorje Shunu against his demon father to save the people of Mustang from drought, their animals from infertility and the land from other disasters.

Initially a religious ceremony, Tiji has evolved over time to become a symbol of hope, strength and peace. It is believed that simply attending it will bring merit to its observers. Days before is begins, the people of Lo start to make their way to Lo-Manthang, filling the trails with pilgrims and mule caravans.

As the road linking the Tibetan border to Lo-Manthang, all the way down to Jomsom, Pokhara and up to Kathmandu, nears completion, the entire region is going through a period of transition.

Led by Company Director  Uttam Adikhari, a well-known authority on Mustang, our Tiji & Eastern Monasteries Superior Grade Cultural Tour retraces Peissel’s journey Lo-Manthang and beyond to let you experience Upper Mustang’s precious heritage and unique cultural identity before they are forever changed.

Itinerary

Day 01 (28 Apr 2024): Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02 (29 Apr 2024): Kathmandu sightseeing tour and pre-trek briefing

Day 03 (30 Apr 2024): Fly to Pokhara [884m]

Day 04 (01 May  2024): Fly to Jomsom [2720m] and trek to Kagbeni [2800m]

Day 05 (02 May  2024): Kagbeni [2800m] to Chele [3100m]

Day 06 (03 May  2024): Chele [3100m] to Syangboche [3850m]

Day 07 (04 May  2024): Syangboche [3850m] to Charang [3560m]

Day 08 (05 May 2024): Charang [3560m] to Lo-Manthang [3840m] (Tiji Festival Starting  1st Day )

Day 09 (06 May 2024): Lo-Manthang [3840m] (Tiji Festival 2nd Day)

Day 10 (07 May 2024): Lo-Manthang [3840m] (Tiji Festival Ending 3rd Day)

Day 11 (08 May 2024): Lo Mantang [3840m] to Dhi [3400m]

Day 12 (09 May 2024): Dhi [3400m] to Luri Gumba [4005m] & Tashi Kabum to Dhi [3400m]

Day 13 (10 May 2024): Dhi [3400m] to Tangge [3360m]

Day 14 (11 May 2024): Tangge [3360m] to Tetang [3040m]

** Alternative route from Dhi [3400m] to Tetang [3040m]

Day 13 (10 May 2024)  Alternative **: Dhi [3400m] to Ghami [3510m]

Day 14 (11 May 2024) Alternative **: Drive Ghami [3360m] to Chhuksang [3050m] and trek to Tetang [3040m]

Day 15 (12 May 2024): Tetang [3040m] to Jomsom [2720m]

Day 16 (13 May 2024): Fly to Pokhara [884m] and to Kathmandu

Day 17 (14 May 2024): Kathmandu

Day 18 (15 May 2024): Transfer to international airport for final departure

 

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : (28 Apr 2024): Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

A representative from Himalaya Trekking Team will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2 : (29 Apr 2024): Kathmandu sightseeing tour and pre-trek briefing

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After a short briefing with our trekking guides, you begin your sightseeing tour, using private transportation. The Kathmandu Valley is home to no less than seven World Heritage sites. Accompanied by your guide, you visit four of them: the famous Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath temples, and Durbar Square in Patan.

Day 3 : (30 Apr 2024): Fly to Pokhara

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
884

Early in the morning, we fly to Pokhara [884m]. After landing, your guide will transfer you to your Lakeside hotel. You will then have the rest of the day to relax and explore Nepal’s second largest town, wandering along the shores of Phewa Lake and absorbing magnificent views of the entire Annapurna range, Manaslu [8156m], Machhapuchhare [6993m] and Dhaulagiri [8167m].

Flight time: 20 minutes.

Day 4 : (01 May 2024): Fly to Jomsom [2720m] and trek to Kagbeni

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

Early in the morning, we take a 25-minute scenic flight to Jomsom [2720m], Mustang's administrative headquarters. There we meet our porters and begin our trek, walking on slowly rising, sometimes windy paths along the Kali Gandaki River, past the small settlement of Ekle Bhatti [2740m] and all the way to Kagbeni [2800m]. Lying at the confluence of the Kali Gandaki and Jhong Khola, Kagbeni was originally surrounded by a defensive wall. Two female and male clay khenis or ghost eaters, remains of ancient Bön traditions, still guard its gates at each end of the village. Kagbeni is also home to an impressive Buddhist monastery and the ruined Kag Khar fort, which once housed 108 rooms.

Flight time: 25 minutes
Trekking: 3 hours.
Overnight at trekking lodge.

 

Day 5 : (02 May 2024): Kagbeni [2810m] to Chele

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3100

At the northern end of the village, a police checkpost marks the beginning of the restricted area. We have our special permits stamped and take our very first steps into the Kingdom of Mustang, climbing along the east bank of the Kali Gandaki until we reach the village of Chhuksang [3050m], with spectacular views of red organ-pipe eroded cliffs and inaccessible caves. After crossing the river, we head towards a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliffs above, forming a tunnel through which the Kali Gandaki flows. We keep on going, leaving the Kali Gandaki Valley, and climb steeply up a rocky gully to Chele [3100m].

Trekking: 6 hours.
Overnight at trekking lodge.

 

Day 6 : (03 May 2024): Chele [3100m] to Syangboche

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3850

We continue our trek and climb through plateaus and narrow stretches to the Taklam La [3624m], with breathtaking views of Tilicho Peak [7132m] and Yakawa Kang [6482m]. After crossing the Dajori La [3630m], we descend slowly to the village of Samar [3620m] where we have lunch. We then climb above Samar to another ridge before descending steeply to a stream. A further 3-hour walk through similar up-and-down terrain, across the Bhena La [3830m] and Beg La [3840m], takes us to Syangboche [3850m].

Trekking: 6-7 hours.
Overnight at trekking lodge

Day 7 : (04 May 2024): Syangboche [3850m] to Charang

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3560

After breakfast, we start our trek with an uphill walk to the Syangboche La [3850m]. Passing typical Tibetan villages, houses and imposing chortens painted in red, yellow, black and white, we climb to the highest point of our trek thus far, the Nyi La [4020m], and descend steeply to the village of Ghami [3510m] where we break for lunch. The trail then drops to the Ghami Khola. We cross it and continue uphill past a spectacular 305-metre-long mani wall, one of the longest in Nepal, to the Choya La [3870m]. Here we begin a pleasant, gentle descent to Charang [3560m], with its spectacular gompa, chorten and five-storey dzong.

Trekking: 7-8 hours.
Overnight at trekking lodge

Day 8 : (05 May 2024): Charang [3560m] to Lo-Manthang

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3840

Crossing a stunning desert-like landscape, we follow an easy trail to the recently restored Sungda Chorten and climb across the Lo La [3950m]. Finally, we catch our first sight of the ancient walled city of Lo-Manthang [3840m] and its imposing four-storied palace, home of the last King of Mustang (Raja) or Lo Gyelbu, Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista (d.2016). A descent through the plateau of Lo-Manthang takes us to the city's only entrance. We spend the afternoon at the Tiji Festival, which begins today.

Trekking: 4-5 hours.
Overnight at trekking lodge.

Day 9 : (06 May 2024): Lo-Manthang

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3840

There is so much to see in and around Lo-Manthang. We many options today and tomorrow. The town, founded in 1440 by the first King of Lo, Amedpal (1388-1447), is surrounded by a 6-metre-high and 725-metre-long wall with massive square towers. Within these walls are some of Nepal’s finest and largest Tibetan Buddhist gompas. In the morning, we can visit Thubchen Lakhang, Jampa Lhakhang, Chhoede Gompa and Choprang Gompa, as well as the royal palace. Or we can make an excursion to the nearby Chhosar Valley to see the Jhong cave complex, an amazing multistorey structure of interconnected dwellings reached by ladders and thought to be 2500 years old, and Nyphu Gompa [3760m], carved into the side of a soaring cliff near the village of Garphu [3897m]. The afternoon will be spent in Lo-Manthang, to watch the masked monks of Chhoede Gompa perform ritual dances at the Tiji Festival.

Overnight at trekking lodge.

Day 10 : (07 May 2024): Lo-Manthang

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3840

Again, plenty of options this morning. We can visit the King’s summer palace in Thinggar [4030m] or Mustang’s largest monastery, perched on a hillside above the village of Namgyal [3870m], known as the Monastery of Victory. Alternatively, we can climb to a viewpoint on a hill just north of Lo-Manthang for stunning panoramas of the entire valley. In the afternoon, we say put in Lo-Manthang to watch the final celebrations of the Tiji Festival outside the King’s palace and then outside the city walls, where demons will be banished amidst loud cries and the firing of muskets.

Overnight at trekking lodge.

 

Day 11 : (08 May 2024): Lo-Manthang [3840m] to Dhi

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3400

Our day begin with a steep climb to the Lo La [3950m]. Here we leave our inbound route behind and head south-east along a stunning ridge overlooking a dramatic canyon, a geologist’s dream. The trail gets steeper and looser as we descent, requiring care, but the green oasis of Dhi [3400m] soon comes into view. A major stopping place on the old salt-trade route from to Tibet, Dhi is where we stop for lunch and relax for the rest of the day.

Trekking: 4-5 hours.
Overnight at trekking lodge.

Day 12 : (09 May 2024): Dhi [3400m] to Luri Gumba [4005m] & Tashi Kabum to Dhi

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3400

After breakfast, we climb out of the village and descend all the way to the Kali Gandaki, which we cross. Trekking along the Puyung Khola (keep an eye out for saligrams in the riverbed) with spectacular views of fluted cliffs, sculpted canyons and inaccessible caves, we reach Yara [3650m] an hour later and head out to Luri Gumba [4005m]. Luri’s complex of caves, some still accessible, others no longer due to erosion, dates back to the mid-14th century. According to locals, one of the older Kings of Lo married a Bhutanese princess here. The key keeper will lead us to the upper prayer room and to another cave housing a beautifully preserved khabung stupa, carved out of the rock, with intricately detailed Tibetan Buddhist frescoes of the Kagyupa saints Tilopa, Naropa and Marpa. The newer gompa lies further down by the riverbank. From there, it is a short hike to Tashi Kabum. This recently discovered cave temple, reached via a steep scramble, contains an amazing painted chorten as well as exquisite wall paintings. Access may be difficult due to erosion and damage caused by the 2015 earthquake. If you prefer not to walk today, we can hire very docile horses in Dhi and do the whole excursion on horseback.

Trekking: 5 hours.
Overnight at trekking lodge.

Day 13 : (10 May 2024): Dhi [3400m] to Tangge

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3360

Today will be a very long day. Sandals would be a better idea than walking boots: we will need to ford rivers several times. First we descend to the Puyung Khola and return to Surkhang [3400m], a small administrative centre just south of Dhi [3400m] . We then climb to a viewpoint above the village overlooking the Kali Gandaki. Twenty minutes later, we are back on the riverbank and keep going for an hour and a half until we reach the Dhechyang Khola. Crossing and recrossing it several times (again, keep an eye out for saligrams!), we walk till the Tangge Khola. Here we turn left and trek along the pebbly, windy floodplain for another hour or so. Climbing slightly, we pass colourful chortens and a long mani wall and eventually reach the stunning whitewashed village of Tangge, partly wiped out by a massive mudslide some years ago.

Trekking: 6-7 hours.
Overnight at trekking lodge.

Day 14 : (11 May 2024): Tangge [3360m] to Tetang

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3040

It is another challenging day. We leave Tangge [3360m] with a packed lunch and plenty of drinking water, passing chortens, and cross a suspension bridge across the Tangge Khola to catch a rather long uphill trail to the Soya La [3400m] and then a hilltop called Pa [4218m]. But we are rewarded with unbeatable views. Below us stretches one the deepest gorges in the world between Annapurna I [8091m] and Dhaulagiri [8167m]. From there the path follows a spectacular ridge above the truly breathtaking fluted organ-pipe features of the Narsing Khola canyon, offering one of the most unbelievable sights of the entire trek. We eventually descend on a rough, sometimes slippery trail, dropping all the way to the picturesque village of Tetang [3040m].

Trekking: 8-9 hours.
Overnight at trekking lodge.

** Alternative route from Dhi [3400m] to Tetang [3040m]

Day 13 : (09 May 2024) Alternative **: Dhi [3400m] to Ghami

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3510

If you prefer, there is an easier two-day route out of Dhi [3400m]. On the first day, we trek back to the village of Ghami [3510m] that we passed on Day 07, with its long mani wall said to represent the intestines of a demoness, via Charang [3500m], and stop overnight.

Trekking: 6-7 hours.
Overnight at trekking lodge.

Day 14 : (11 May 2024) Alternative **: Drive to Chhuksang [3050m] and trek to Tetang

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3040

After a good rest in Ghami [3510m], we take a jeep to Chhuksang [3050m] on the second day. And from there, we trek the remaining hour to Tetang [3040m], where we spend the night.

Driving: 3-4 hours.
Trekking: 1 hour.
Overnight at trekking lodge.

Day 15 : (12 May 2024): Tetang [3040m] to Jomsom

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2720

After two long days, it is only a short downhill trek to Chhuksang [3050m]. There we hop on a jeep and drive south along the Kali Gandaki, all the way to Jomsom [2720m]. If you want to see more of Mustang, there is the additional option of visiting monasteries nearby. Or, if you have an extra day, your guide can also take you to the ancient pilgrimage site of Muktinath [3800m], a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Trekking: 5-6 hours.

Driving: 1 hour.
Overnight at trekking lodge.

Day 16 : (13 May 2024): Fly to Pokhara [884m] and to Kathmandu

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After an early morning breakfast, we walk to the airport and check in for our return journey to Pokhara, a dramatic flight between two huge mountains: Annapurna [8091m] and Dhaulagiri [8167m]. Provided we are not delayed, we catch the connecting flight to Kathmandu and transfer you back to your hotel.

Flight time: 20 minutes + 25 minutes
Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 : (14 May 2024): Kathmandu

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

If delayed in Jomsom, we fly back to Kathmandu today. Otherwise, the day is free for you to further explore the bustling city of Kathmandu or do last-minute shopping. In the evening, we get together to celebrate the successful completion of our Upper Mustang journey around a farewell dinner.

Day 20 : (15 May 2024): Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure

Food
Breakfast

Your Nepali adventure comes to an end today. Approximately two hours before your scheduled international flight, a representative from Himalaya Trekking Team will escort you to the airport and bid you farewell, until your next visit!

Service Includes

  • Arrival and departure airport transfer by private vehicle
  • Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing tour in private vehicle
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3-star Kathmandu hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star Pokhara hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in trekking lodges during the trek
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu round trip airfare
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara round trip airfare
  • Chhuksang-Jomsom jeep ride
  • Horseback riding excursion to Tashi Kabum & Luri Gompa
  • All meals during the trek (lunch/dinner/breakfast)
  • Farewell dinner at one of the most popular and typical Nepali restaurants, with traditional dance and music
  • ACAP trekking permits and TIMS permits
  • 11-day Upper Mustang special permit (including application procedure)
  • One government-licensed and first-aid trained trek leader (including his expenses, equipment and insurance)
  • One personal porter per trekker (including his expenses)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Sleeping bags
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking map
  • Group medical kit
  • Seasonal fruits

Service Excludes

  • Visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except farewell dinner)
  • Entrance fees for monasteries and temples (-/+500 NPR or -/+ 5 USD)
  • Tiji Festival photo shooting permit (-/+1000 NPR or -/+ 10 USD per day)
  • Trip extensions
  • Alternative route to Dhi to Tetang on days 13 and 14 (45 USD, can be decided en route)
  • Beverages during the trek (bottled water, beer, etc.)
  • Travel insurance (must include trip cancellation)
  • Airline rebooking fees in case of flight cancellation due to inclement weather
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for staff

Altitude Graph

Route Map

Additional Information

Accommodation

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay in 3-star hotels, on a bed and breakfast basis. On trek and during the Tiji Festival, we will use trekking lodges. These are locally owned and provide accommodation in basic single, double and triple rooms, depending on your preference. Rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers are sometimes available.

Single supplement

Accommodation on all proposed treks, tours and climbing packages is based on a twin-sharing basis. A single supplement of US$ 350 will apply if you are a solo traveller or do not wish to share.

Meals

Our package covers all meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Trekking lodges offer hearty Nepali dishes like dal bhat, as well as a variety of more familiar Indian or international dishes to sustain your energy levels during the trek. Vegetarian options are always available.

What you carry

On trek you will only need to carry your daypack for personal items like your water bottle, camera, waterproof jacket, valuables, sunscreen, medication etc. A porter will carry your main luggage. If you are likely to need any additional items like extra warm layers from that main luggage, your guide will let you know the evening before. Your daypack should be comfortable and stay light, a few kilograms at most.

Transportation

In the Kathmandu Valley, we use a variety of vehicles including cars, jeeps, vans, minibuses, buses and coaches, depending upon the size of the group. From Pokhara to Jomsom, and from Jomsom to Pokhara, we fly local airlines. Once we start our trek, we walk, sometimes supported by yaks, horses or donkeys. For trekkers that cannot or prefer not to walk too long, we can hire jeeps all the way to Lo-Manthang and back. If our flight back from Jomsom to Pokhara is cancelled, private jeeps can also be hired to drive all the way back to Pokhara.

Trekking staff

At Himalaya Trekking Team, we are passionate about Nepal, its mountains and its people. All our guides are Nepali, government-licensed professionals. They are there to look after you and they are the persons you should go to with any problems, concerns and questions. They are not only highly experienced, having spent many years in the field. They are also trained in remote first-aid and emergency procedures. Like our friendly and reliable porters, who are an integral part of our team, they are selected for their incredible local knowledge and their desire to share it with you. Together they take every precaution to ensure smooth logistics and to provide the highest quality services while keeping you safe, happy and well throughout your trip.

Porters

On this treak, each trekker will get his own personal porter to carry his/her main luggage. Normally we provide one porter for every two trekkers on trekking lodge and camping treks, depending on your luggage and the equipment we need.

Health

There are no specific health requirements to travel Nepal. However, to enjoy trekking in the Himalayas, you should be reasonably fit and physically prepared to walk up to 6-8 hours per day for several consecutive days. Our Tiji & Eastern Monasteries Superior Grade Cultural Tour is well within the capabilities of all fit hikers with a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination. You should nevertheless consult your doctor to obtain up-to-date advice on altitude sickness prevention and to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive medication whilst traveling in Nepal. Please note that some medication, including anti-malarial drugs, can have side effects at altitude. Discuss this carefully with your doctor. There are small health posts for emergency treatment along the route. But, in such remote areas, these have limited equipment, limited medical staff and limited medication. We therefore strongly recommend that you carry your own first-aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any medication you are taking (together with a spare pair of glasses if you need any).

Altitude sickness

AMS [Acute Mountain Sickness] is a serious issue. It occurs as the result of failure to adapt to a higher altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. Most people living at sea level can climb rapidly to a height of 2800m without getting ill. Above 2800m, the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. To minimise the effects of altitude, it is best to ascend relatively slowly, less than 300m per day, in order to allow acclimatisation to occur. Your best strategy above 2800m is to take your time, not to walk too fast, and to drink plenty of water. Poor acclimatisation results in symptoms including headache, nausea, sleeplessness, shortness of breath, and swelling of the fingers and glands. If you experience such symptoms, please consult your guide. The only cure for AMS is to descend to a lower altitude, at least 500m, to recover. Your guide's decision in this matter is final.

Visa

A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. You will need a passport with at least 6 month validity and a passport-sized photograph with a light background. Visa fees can only be paid in cash in the following currencies: Euro, UK Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Swiss Franc, and Japanese Yen. The fee for a 15-day multiple entry visa is US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency. For a 30-day multiple entry visa: US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency. For a 90-day multiple entry visa: US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency. You can also obtain a visa for Nepal before your arrival, at the nearest Nepali Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.

International flight

Himalaya Trekking Team cannot book international flights. Please book yours to arrive and depart from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, using a travel agent or internet platform that you trust. Your trip starts on the day you arrive, but you can also travel earlier. Once booked, please let us know your international flight details. A representative of Himalaya Trekking Team holding a signboard with your name will welcome you outside the terminal and take you to your hotel.

Money

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali rupee (NPR). You cannot get rupees outside of Nepal, but major currencies can easily be exchanged upon arrival. ATMs are also available Kathmandu and Namche Bazaar. Some shops and restaurants take credit cards. On trek, only Nepali rupees are accepted. It is therefore best to change all the money you need in Kathmandu.

Deposit

A deposit of 20% of the total trip cost per person is required to confirm your booking.

Deposit payment

You can pay online by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) via our Payment Form or by bank transfer to the following bank account:

US Dollar Account No019 06319090013
Account NameHIMALAYA TREKKING TEAM PVT.LTD
SWIFT CODEHIMANPKA
Bank NameHimalayan Bank Limited, Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal

Final payment

The full balance is due five weeks before your departure. If payment is made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), a handling fee of 3.5% of the outstanding balance will be added to the total cost. If payment is made by cheque, bank transfer or cash, there is no handling fee. We reserve the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not received by this date.

Cancellation

All cancellations must be made in writing at info@himalayatrekkingteam.com. Should you cancel, cancellation fees will apply as per the policy below:

  • Cancellations made within 30 days of the departure date will incur a cancellation fee of 15% of the total trip cost. The balance will either be deducted from the cost of your next trip with us, or refunded minus the processing charge applied by Nepal Rastra Bank to international bank transfers.
  • Cancellations made within 15 days of the departure date will incur a cancellation fee of 25% of the total trip cost. The balance will either be deducted from the cost of your next trip with us, or refunded minus the processing charge applied by Nepal Rastra Bank to international bank transfers.
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the departure date will incur a cancellation fee of 40% of the total trip total cost. The balance will either be deducted from the cost of your next trip with us, or refunded minus the processing charge applied by Nepal Rastra Bank to international bank transfers.
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the departure date or upon arrival in Kathmandu will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of the total trip total cost.
  •  Himalaya Trekking Team cannot refund climbing permits already purchased.

 

Pre-trek briefing

A pre-trek briefing is generally scheduled shortly after your arrival in Kathmandu, at your hotel or our office.

Group size

There will normally be a maximum of 12 people in each group, plus the group’s own English-speaking guide. If larger, a second guide will join the group. Porters will carry your luggage (one personal porter for each trekker on this trek).

Below is a list of the equipment we suggest you take on this trek.

Luggage

  • Large, strong and durable duffel bag to carry all your personal gear on trek
  • Light and comfortable daypack to carry personal items like your water bottle, camera, waterproof jacket, valuables, sunscreen, medication etc.

Head and face gear

  • Sunhat
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight, waterproof gloves or mittens

Base layers

  • T-shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Synthetic or merino thermal underwear (top & bottom)
  • Underwear
  • 2 long shorts
  • 2 comfortable trousers (one thin & one thick and warm)

Outer layers

  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket (or a windproof jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood (or poncho)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Midlayer

Footwear

  • Leather walking boots
  • Spare laces
  • 2 pairs of thick woolen socks
  • 2 pairs of thinner socks
  • Sandals or comfortable shoes for lodge

Drinking

  • Insulated water bottle (water freezes at high-altitude temperatures)
  • Iodine, purification tablets or filter (boiled drinking water will be provided, but further purification is highly recommended)

Optional extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Book
  • Trekking map/Guidebook
  • Journal & pen

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

USD 3050 Per Person

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