Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
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Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

The Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek is one of our favorite treks and festival tour and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

The Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang is one of Nepal’s greatest national treasures. Surrounded by mountainous plateaus in the east and west, Upper Mustang is renowned for its contrasting natural beauty. An arid land with bare hills, imposing silver vistas of snow-capped mountains and rich seasonal colors. It is a luscious green during harvest months and crimson throughout Autumn.

In this place, Tiji Festival is celebrated by local gathering social people and also attain several hundred foreigners. Coincide your visit with the Tiji festival to immerse yourself in a timeless culture set amid dramatic mountain scenery on the ‘Plan of Aspirations’.

The word tiji comes from 'ten che', meaning 'the hope of Buddha Dharma'.  It is the spring festival ends at the third Tibetan month; three-day festival consisting of Tibetan rituals that celebrate the myth of a son who had to save the Mustang kingdom from destruction. The demon father created a shortage of water, which causes all sorts of disasters including famine and animal loss. Dorje Jono eventually beats the demon and banishes him from the land and the community.

Mustang tiji festival trek is the symbolic ritual of cleaning the Kingdom, coincides with the end of the dry winter/spring season and ushers in the wetter monsoon season. Monk creates from the bare grain, butter and yak hair, which is then stabbed and burned, exorcising the town's evil spirits. The tiji festival mustang is popular with tour groups so except accommodation and camping spots to be tight at this time.

I this three days tiji festival trek the monks of Lo-Manthang's "Choedhe" monastery perform ritual dances during the celebration. The harassment of Ma Tam Ru Ta (in a dance called "Tsa Chham" on the first day), the birth of Dorjee Sonnu as the demon's son (on the second day called "Nga Chham") and the attempt to return the demon to Lord Buddha's realm (on the third and final day) are enacted during the performances. Each of the three evenings, there is a cultural program in the center of the city, where young and old come to enjoy dance and singing performances.

Along with Upper Mustang Tiji Festival trek, you will also visit unmissable major attraction sites; Choedey Monastery, Jampa Lhakhang monastery, Thubchen Lhakhang, Tashi Lhundupling Palace, Amchi Museum, Dzong Phug, Nub Phug Ling, Gar Phug Gonpa, etc.

Ecosystem: Trekkers must be issued a special permit through a registered trekking agency. We request experienced trekkers to inquire about extended permits for loops accessible from Lo-Monthang. The permit fees for the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person USD50


Festivals/Religious Events:

Winter: Loshar or Chhongo (Tibetan New Year- falls in Falgun, February/March), GyangKorto (Crop Festival –early March);

Spring: Tiji (Effigy to ward off evil spirits and Lama Dance - mid-May), Dhajyang (Archery Festival –falls in Baisakh, April/May), Tharpitharchyang (Celebration of Elders – May);

Summer: Yartung (Harvest celebration and Horse racing, falls in Bhadra, August/September);

Autumn: Bhadan Fair (Comedy and Cultural Satire – no fixed date), Degyap – (Jhong, Tharkot & Kagbeni Lamas worship for world peace, September)

Highlights:

√  You will be a live participant in the whole proceeding of the festival

√  You get to dance and sing the traditional music which has a great influence on Tibetan Buddhism

√  You will traverse through many ridges, walk through boulders and cross different boulders to reach Upper Mustang

√  You will get to explore the historical palaces, its courtyard, and the alleys of Upper Mustang during the festival

√  You can walk in the dry, arid surrounding on the trans-Himalayan Tibetan border.

Trip Facts

Duration: 17 days

Trip duration: 15 days

Altitude: 823m - 4330m

Difficulty: Medium

Starts/ ends point: Kathmandu

Best Season: May and June

Accommodation: hotel, teahouse/lodge

Transport: Private vehicle & domestic flight

17 days Trek, s/seeing, festival tour activity in English by Best Mountain Leader

Permits: Trekkers must be issued a special permit through a registered trekking agency. We request experienced trekkers to enquire about extended permits for loops accessible from Lo-Monthang. The permit fees for the first 10 days per person USD500& After 10 days per day per person USD50, Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit& Trekker's Information Management System[TIMS] Card

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into Kathmandu and Jomsom is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Your flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have a visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Representative welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in private vehicle. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Included meals: Welcome drink]
Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Scenic drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 6hr drive

We drive to Pokhara. From Kathmandu, we follow the Prithvi Highway that leads to Galchi and Mugling Bazaar. After a pleasant drive (6hr) we reach our destination Pokhara (823m).
[Included meals: Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Scenic flight to Jomsom (2720m/8923.885 ft.) and trek to Kagbeni (2810m/9219 ft.), 25min fly+3-4hr walk

We fly to Jomsom. We will enjoy the spectacular view of Fishtail Mountain, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges with its some popular peaks on both side from the plane. We will experience the distinct changes in the geographical appearance as the plane approach higher to the northern side. After 30min of flight, the chilling weather will welcome us to Jomsom airport. Here we meet with the rest of the trekking staffs and we follow the Kali Gandaki valley to Kabeni. We will enjoy the majestic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri and Tukche peak while walking against the direction. 3-4hr of the walk, the gateway to a restricted area of Lo-Manthang (Kagbeni).
[Included meals: Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Trek to Chele (3100m/10171 ft.), 5-6hr walk

We start our trial from the east side of Kali Gandaki river bank with the spectacular morning sunrise. Our journey passing the high ridges, we will observe some remarkable caves and Gompa Kang on the west side of the Kali Gandaki River. Soon we arrive picturesque at Tangbe village by passing the trio of black, white and red Chorten that represents the Upper Mustang. The village is the labyrinth of narrow alleys among whitewashed houses, field of buckwheat, barley, wheat, and apple orchards. It manifests the conspicuous view of Mt Nilgiri on the southern part of the skyline. The typical village of Chugsang is half an hour beyond Tangbe situated at the confluence of the Kali Gandaki River and Narshing Khola. Up the Narshing Khola is Tetang where there are a Gompa and salt mine. After crossing the river of Chugsang, we see the spectacular sight of red eroded cave. The vast Kali Gandi valley gradually narrowed & more meditative caves are perceived over the high cliff where there is a tunnel through which Kaligadaki river flow out under the steel bridge. Further short ascend walk on rocky gully trail bring us to Chele. Chile is one of the pretty villages offer us comfort accommodation.
[Included meals
: Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Trek to Geling (3, 570m/ 11713 ft.), 7-8hr walk

Our next journey starts with a climb on loose rocky slope from where gradient ease. By leaving Chele, we have a wonderful sight of Gyakar village with its fields surrounded by the stone with mud covered wall which lies far away across the deep canyon. The trial continues to climb on the long, steep, treeless and waterless reach at the pass. After a long descent leads to some chorten and furthermore walk will reach Samar Village. The resting point for all travelers and the horse caravans where it provides horse stables and camping space. Next, we climb above the summer village to the ridge and after sometimes we descend from thick junipers trees and reach to Bhena. The trail climbs slightly up to Yamada, further climb some ridges and descends with an emerging spectacular view of landscape reaches Sangpoche. We will again slightly climb to a pass and reach to another valley. There is a junction of trial in the valley, from which left trial leads to Nyi la by passing Gelling and other descends to the beautiful village Gelling.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Trek to Tsarang (3, 575m/ 11729 ft.), 6-7hr walk

We start our walk gently through the field by passing the typical village of Tama Gaon and its imposing chorten. The trail regions the main route to the Nyi la after the continuous climb to the pass. This pass is the southern boundary of the Lo itself. We will have a wonderful and gentle descends from the Nyi La pass and after half an hour is a junction, the right trial is the direct route to Charang, the left trial lead to Ghami. The Charang trial descends to the Tangmar Chu River and it passes the steel bridge over there. After gentle climb is the long stretched red wall called Mani (the longest Mani wall in Nepal) is observed on the way. The red colored cliff to the northeast part from the Mani wall has a spectacular sight with its beautifully eroded shapes. Another pass has to ascend and the gently descends of the routes lead to Charang village.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Trek to Lo Manthang (3840m/12598.43 ft.), 4-5hr walk

Our initial section of the walk commences with gentle ascend & far ascends to the steep rocky trail to the cairn at ridges opposite to the Charang village. Further, we climb towards the north and passing the giant isolated chorten which marks a boundary between Tsarang & Lo-Manthang. Then the trail passes the stream and desert-like landscape with the hue of grey and yellow is crossed. The giant cliff with several caves on it is perceived on the right side while heading towards Lo la (pass). Following the trial for sometimes reach Lo la from where it views the spectacular sight of Lo-Manthang city and the neighboring villages. The muddy trial then descends from the Lo la reaches to the stream and climb up to Lo-Manthang plateau we have a marvelous site of the giant wall which encircles the city. The main entrance of the walled city exists to the northeast side. Inside the walled city, it contains the five-storied royal palace, three large monasteries. Himalayan Amchi Museum and local houses.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 08-10: Engage in ritual activities of Tiji festival and visit to following sites:

These 3 days you will engage in ritual activities of Jiji festival and along with this visit to following stated major attraction sites:

Choedey Monastery - is the main Gompa of the city which is located to the northwest part of the walled city. This Gompa carries all the monastic activities like Buddhist text schooling, Buddhist rituals performance, teaching Buddhist philosophy and so on. It also takes care of the preservation of the Buddhist ancient thanka paintings, precious religious text, and antiquity of monastics belongings, etc. This monastery belongs to the Igor Sakya clan of Tibetan Buddhism. There is a saying that in the 17th century, the king Sabdung Rapten invited his religious teacher Jamgong Ngawang Kunga Sonam to Lo-Manthag and later during his stay in Lo Manthang (in the Choedey Monastery) he introduced the popular festivals of Tiji (rituals dance perform by the Lama). The monastery also features the museum where one can visit the antique collection of art, sculptures, scriptures and copper wares related to an ancient civilization of Lo-Manthang as well as the whole Lo kingdom.

Jampa Lhakhang monastery - is located on the Jampa Thang area which lies within the Lo-Manthang city. It is the oldest Buddhist temple inside the Walled city which is dated between 1447 and 1449. The monastery was built by the Agon Zangpo (the son of the king Ama Pal) and consecrated by the Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (the founder of Ngor sub school) during his third visit to Lo-Manthang. The three-storied complex which is highly decorated with the Mandala paintings on the wall depicting the masterpiece of wall painting arts of great artists from Kathmandu and Dolpo. The temple manifests the Newari art and architecture on its surrounding courtyard and paintings on the wall. This temple is also belonging to the Ngor clan of Sakyapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. As there lies the throne of the Maitreya Buddha (future Buddha) inside the temple, it is also known by Maitreya Bihar.

Thubchen Lhakhang - is one of the major temples of the Lo Manthang city which is located to the southwest of Jampa Lhakhang. It is a one-storied temple supported by 49 well-painted pillars. The building of this monastery was built during the time of the 3rd king of Lo-Manthang (Tashi Gon) in 1470. The arts, scriptures, and sculptures inside the temple have a huge influence of Newari art. Huge reddish colored hall with magnificent paintings of Kalachakra and various Mantras are portrayed on the wall. The temple also features the old wooden carving. This Lhakhang accommodates a huge hall and some small rooms for the purpose of a large gathering of Lamas for the ritual activities held during the occasion. It also carries daily puja inside the temple. One can experience a clear combination of tangible and intangible culture from this temple.

Tashi Lhundupling Palace - is the main palace of the king of Lo Manthang as there are several other palaces around the region. This palace was built by Ama Pal (the 1st king of Lo-Manthang) in 1440 AD after the declaration of the independent kingdom from the great kingdom of Ngari. Before the construction of this palace, the capital city of Lo was in Tsarang. Later on, the capital transfer to Lo-Manthang and constructed the Tashi Lhundupling Palace. The physical structure of the palace building is mostly resembling the local houses (a two-storied rectangular shape with white mud colored). The exception to that, the palace building has five storyed and the roof colored with black mud to indicate it as a palace. The royal family resides on the fifth floor and the fourth floor is used to keep the religious text, images, and other relevant artifacts. The fourth floor is also used during the popular Teji festivals. The palace building is decorated with huge windows and it is faced towards the east. Tashi Lhundupling Palace is very important monuments for the Lo-Manthang as well as the whole Lo to symbolize the unique cultural heritage of Lo.

Visit to Amchi Museum is the collection of Tibetan Medicinal Herbs that found from the environment of Himalayas. The museum also features the traditional method to cure the diseases with the special techniques followed from the generation. Amchi Gyatso, who established this museum in 2008 with the objectives to preserve the traditional medical treatment which has unique features of side affectless cure to patients. The origin of the Tibetan medical treatment is connected with the Medicinal Buddha (Buddha holding the fruit of aura on his right-hand side) who is believed to be taught the root of this method. This method of treatment mostly focuses on people’s spiritual factors while curing any illness. The medicine is also preparing with the proper ritual performance. It is not a new practice for the people of Himalayas to connect every activity with religion. However, one can experience the unique ancient method of treatment from this museum.

Dzong Phug Cave is one of the major cultural heritage sites of Chhoser village. The term Dzong Phug is the local name of the cave which senses to “fort cave”. The cave manifests the ancient civilization of the dwellers which is dated about 25,000 years ago. The construction of the cave based settlement can be assumed as the protection from other tribes. It has its own myth and stories among the local people. The residential area within the cave size is equal to five storied building in height which is clearly assumed from outside the cave by observing the holes. Inside the cave, there are more than 40 cabins which are well designed for different purposes as a bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. The dust of the smoke is still on the wall and ceiling. There is a long corridor in every floor of the cave and the floors are connected with the ladder to pass up the next floor. The holes of the cave which work like the window have a spectacular view of Chhoser and surrounding village with their landscape. The management of the cave activities is done by the local Youth club of Chhoser village.

Nub Phug Ling monastery is also one of the main cultural heritage sites of the Chhoser village. The construction of the monastery is unique from other monasteries around the region. The term Nub Phug means “west cave” as the monastery lies to the west side cave of Chhoser village. The monastery is partially constructed with the cave base and half part gave a building structure. Entrance to the monastery is led by the straight up steps from where it views the magnificent sight of the surroundings. Inside the monastery, one can observe the Mandala paintings and the images of thousands Buddha but unfortunately those are in a deteriorating condition due to lack of proper conservation. The flower decoration of the Mandala paintings on the ceiling reflects the date of 12th and 13th century. The paintings of the walls are done in two different ways according to the nature of the wall (cave wall and the mud wall) which can be distinctly perceived. Nevertheless, Nub Phug Ling monastery manifest the gradual development of art in human civilization from its inclusive glance.

Gar Phug Gonpa is also one of the sacred monasteries in Chhoser village which has its own unique historical and cultural importance. The construction of the monastery was done by the series of Lamas. According to the scripture of the monastery, it was first built by the Lama Siji Gyatso who came from the Kham of Tibet in the 17th century. Subsequently, it was completed by the third Lama Rigzin Tsewang Norbu during the throne of King Tenzin Wangyal of LoManthang. The present state of the monastery was completely reconstructed and also shifted from its original location during the period of Lama Tenzin Nurbu. Previously the monastery was belonging to the Kagyu clan of Tibetan Buddhism and now it is associated with both the Kagyu and Nyingmapa School. The art, architecture, and sculpture which decorates the interior part of the monastery are from the different time frame. The sculptures found here can be dated to the 12th or 13th century. The statues of Buddha in this Gomba reflect the Newari style. Present physical structures of the building and the paintings can be date only to 180 to 200 years.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 11: Trek to Drakmar (3820m/12533 ft.), 5-6 hr walk

With indelible memory of Lo-Manthang, we return to southwest avoiding the route to Tsarang which go down towards the south. We follow the trail which leads through the fields of Lo -Manthang city and following the irrigated canal. The trial to Lo Gekar is not the main trading route as it follows the indistinct trail of herders which makes crisscrossed on the hills. We have to climb up straight to the cairn of a pass from where it gives a final glimpse to Lo Manthang, the trail climbs the ridges, reaches another huge cairn making a pass and furthermore climb will arrive the highest peak of the trek Cho Go La (4270m). Then we will enter the grassy valley where trials lead to a long ridge, furthermore descends from a short steep gully arrives Charang Khola and bypassing some Chorten arrived Ghar Gompa. After visiting the Gompa (8th century, oldest Gompa of the whole Himalayas including Tibet), we climb the ridges to cross the pass and enter the alpine meadow and steep down to the gully which is overshaded on the top with red color. There is a myth on a red cliff that the red color is the blood of Ogress which once vanquished by Guru Rinpoche. Now soon our journey brings us to a beautiful village of Drakmar.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 12: Trek to Shyangboche (3850m/12631 ft.), 5-6hr walk

With the astonishing site of landscape intensify by the morning sunrise we start our trek which goes down with the stream passing the stone walls and the fields of Drakmar. The trail then climbs the ridge to the chorten and again descend to another stream is small climb and we follow the trial till Ghami la which contouring to the Nyi la. Descending the steep trail to the Gelling valley but stay high by passing the Gelling village and later gently walk down the Chungar, a large Chorten, house and campsites. The trail passes the Mani wall and the three typical houses of Tama Gaon, which later leads down to the rocky canyon to the stream and turn up to the Shyangboche La. We will see huge painted Chorten before re-joining with Gelling trial. Our trek of the day ends after descending the Shyangboche la and reach to the village of Shyangboche.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 13-14: Trek to Chhuksang (3050m/10007 ft.) and retrace steps to Jomsom (2720m/8923.885 ft.), 5-6hr walk

We start our trek after breakfast by retracing the upwards trial through Yamdo and Bhena to Samar. We will enjoy the downwards trail which is of less ascends. It is an hour of descends from Samar to Chele and still an hour to follow the bank of Kali Gandaki River.
[Included meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 15-16: Scenic flight back to PKR (823m/2,700ft) and drive to KTM (1350m/4429 ft.), 25min fly+ 6hr drive

From Kagbeni to Pokhara, retrace our fly to PKR and next day drive to KTM
[Included meals: Bed & Breakfast]

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.)

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.
[Included meals: Breakfast ]

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with food, accommodation, salary and insurance

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP) with food, accommodation, salary, and insurance

+ Fight ticket (from PKR-Jomsom-PKR, tourist bus ticket from KTM PKR-KTM)

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+ USD500 permit for 10 days, Annapurna Conservation Area Entry
permit and Trekking Information Management System [TIMS Card]

+ Necessary paper works, government taxes, and local taxes

+ Duffel bag and trekking map(Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First Aid Kit

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with the host family


Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, desserts, etc. during the trek

- Gratuity for Guide & Porter

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.


Extra time and expenses due to flight cancellation or delay

The flight from Pokhara to Jomsom significantly reduces the journey. The flight is the shortest and most popular way of gaining access to the region but the weather is notoriously unpredictable and sometimes even during the season, flights are delayed or postponed for one or more days. Cancellation and the delay of the trip only occur starting and end of the trip during the flight day. In case of the flight cancellation due to bad weather, extra expenses (Airport drop and pick up, extra night in hotel, Guide and porter extra days wages, except the number of days included in the package extra days extension due to flight cancellation or some other reason from individual clients, must bear by themselves, etc.) might occurred which are not included in the package and one should ready to bear those expense. We also arrange for a Heli charter from Pokhara to Jomsom or return instead but this adds significant extra cost. While chartering heli because of the flight cancellation, the cost of the fare tickets will be deducted from the heli cost. We highly recommend that you take potential delays into account and allow for a week extra day in Kathmandu. Because of the flight delay, there will be changes in your travel date. Make sure that all the extra expenses occurred due to the unforeseen condition will be bear by your travel insurance company.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring the following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality at a good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Additional Options:

+Additional porter: 240 USD [16 USD per day]

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuff in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.


+ Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category


Nepal Visas

You need a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15-day visa and £35 for a 30-day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports, there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90-day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.


Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit a copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.


Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to an unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to a health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In many cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be covered in these cases.


Money and Gratuities

Gratuities are, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to gratuity their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuities; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money, we suggest USD 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Duration
17 days
Season
May and June
Region
Annapurna - Nepal
Grade
Medium
Altitude
4325m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Hotel & Tea-house