Limi Valley Trek

Explore the unexplored trekking trails of Nepal

Trip Overview

Humla is often known as the ‘Hidden Himalaya’ due to its remoteness. Humla is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. Simikot is its district headquarters, which covers an area of 5,655 km² and has a population of 50,858 as per the census of 2011. Residing in the elevation of 2945 meters it is also the gateway to holy Mt, Kailash and Lake Manosarober trek. The Northern part of Humla District is inhabited by Buddhists, originating from Tibet, whereas the South is mostly inhabited by Hindus.

Accommodation

You will be staying at a 3-star hotel (Value) in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast with an attached bathroom, and at the best possible hotel or lodge or guesthouse during the trek. For more information on accommodation during the trek, please read the following words given below.

The higher places you reach during the trek, the accommodation facilities of the lodge decreases, in other words, the lodges that are at a higher altitude have a basic level of Toilet, you will have to spend a night in a twin sharing room, and you will not find an attached bathroom.

Transportation

Private car or van or bus or tourist bus or plane.

In your trip cost, we have also included the transportation fare, so that you do not have to pay from your pocket when you are in Nepal. The fare includes pick up from the airport as well as drop off at the airport, including other transportation facilities like tourist bus or local bus or plane in which part of Nepal you are traveling. You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the name of TMG Adventure when you arrive in Kathmandu. If you arrive in the late evening, we will straightly take you to the hotel, and if you arrive in the day time, you will take you to our office. For more information, you can check it in what is included section.

Meals

You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Guides

All our trekking guides have done training on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. They are also taught to take care of the trekkers 24/7 if they are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if they are sick during the trek. Emergency evacuation if you need, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 m. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give the copy to TRAVEL MAX GUIDE. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.

Passport and visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport has must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the visa on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The current cost of the Nepalese visa is the US $ 40 for 30 days, and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.

Trekking Information

The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.

  • Winter season (December – February, including September, October, and November)
  • Spring season (March-May)

As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.

  • Tea House Trekking (Lodge Trek)
  • Camping
  • Home Stay 

Walk miles for a good cause

TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It’s a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees.

TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. Sometimes the income of TMG Adventure is high, and sometimes, it is low. Accordingly, the donation is made.

TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Explore hidden trekking trails of Nepal
  • A far west virgin trekking trails
  • Few tourist
  • Real Nepal
  • Lifestyles and culture
  • Trip Code

    TMG-HN100

  • Start Point

    Kathmandu

  • End Point

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Duration

    21 Days

  • Activity

    New Routes Treks

  • Region

    Other Region

  • Trip Staffs

    Trekking Guide, Porter

  • Transportation

    210

  • Trip Style

    BLD

  • Trip Grade

    Moderate

  • Elevation

    4000 m

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Trip Type

    Small Group Guided Trips

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What's Included

What's Includes

  • Three Standard hotel accommodation in Bed and Breakfast plan (BB Plan) in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse/ Homestay accommodation during the time of trekking

  • Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle

  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu including departures taxes

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
  • As indicated in the itinerary

  • Nepal Government certified English speaking local trekking guide and porter
  • Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)

  • Restricted Area Trekking Permit to Humla/Limi Valley (issued by Immigration Office in Kathmandu) and District Development Committee (DDC) Tax of NRS 1000 per trekker to be paid in Simikot and  Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit card for trekking
  • Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees

  • Insurance of Guides and Porters, including their meals, salary, lodging, and transportation.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate.
  • Water purification tablet
  • All government taxes

What's not includes

  • International flights tickets

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
  • Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section

Itinerary & Maps

Route Map

Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Kathmandu, the city of temples, you can call it the most developed city of Nepal as of now, and it is here, where we are located to serve you in a way you want from TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, where you can see us waiting for you with our TRAVEL MAX GUIDE SIGN BOARD, and your name so that you can spot us at once so that you can find us whether it is in the middle of the night or the beginning of the day, and you will be taken to your hotel by vehicle or to our office where you can ask us a lot of questions that you have in your curious mind, having tea or coffee, after all these activities if you have a time, then there is nothing better than spending your time in Thamel, the tourist hub which is just outside the door of our office, you ask yourself, what you want to eat, what you want to enjoy or put these questions to our airport representatives or guides or to us who will show you what you want to see and do in Thamel that the tourist like you most desired in a new place because we know all the things, and WE ARE WITH YOU from today till we depart you from Nepal safely.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th century. 

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)

Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.

Pashupatinath 

Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.

Bouddhanath 

Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.

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    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

A morning 55 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj a sub-metropolitan city located in the terrain region of Nepal. We will stay here to explore this beautiful city and spend the night.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Flight

After breakfast and check out we head for the airport and depart to Simikot. The flight takes about one hour and provides some amazing views. After arriving in Simikot we check in the lodge and have the rest of the day free for exploration.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today we start the trek officially and head for Dharapuri. The trail leads up the hill towards Yakba and backs down to the Yakba River (Khola). From here we cross the bridge and enter Dharapuri for our overnight stay.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Onwards to Kermi. Following the Karnali River, the trail ascends and descends in various places. Today will be a short and rewarding trek as 30 minutes from the village we can visit and relax in the natural hot springs. Nearby Kermi we can visit a few Gompas and explore the farming town. For our overnight stay, we set up camp with beautiful mountain views.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Heading slightly upwards the trail goes through valleys and wheat fields until crossing a pass, from here a steep downwards hike until reaching the Sali River Bridge. After crossing the bridge we ascend through beautiful forest trails with below us the familiar Karnali River. Reaching Yalbang we set up camp and explore in this beautiful town, home of a children’s hospital, monasteries and various Buddhist statues. Overnight at the camping site.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today we head for Muchu. The trail brings up high above the Karnali River, although being mostly flat the path can change into rocky open-roofed tunnels and gorges. Slowly ascending until reaching Munchu village. For our overnight, we can choose to stay with the locals on a homestay basis or we can continue our trek one hour further until Tumkot for a camping site.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

After leaving Yari the trail becomes more ascending with some steep climbs. We can see a change in the landscape as well. The forests give way to a more barren landscape as we reach higher and higher. The trail forms into a dirt road until reaching Yari where we can stay at a local tea house for the night.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

The Nara La Pass with a height of 4,620 meters will be our biggest obstacle today. We have a very long and hard climb until reaching the Pass. On the way, we can see caravans of yaks and mules. Passing Tado Dunga we climb further up until finally reaching the Nara La Pass. From the Pass, we can peer into Tibet or downwards the Nepalese valley and Yari village. After taking some memorable pictures we head down towards Hilsa for our overnight stay.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

From Hilsa we cross the bridge and follow the trail over a slope ascending until it becomes a larger trail. We follow the Karnali River eastwards with ups and downs until reaching Manepeme village for our overnight stay.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

We have a long climb ahead towards the Lamka La Pass. Following our ascending rocky trail, we pass the famous Ya Yip Phuk meditation cave. Continuing more upwards until reaching the Lamka La Pass the trail becomes greener. After crossing the Pass we head downwards until reaching the village of Til, our camping side is a one hour climb above the village with beautiful views of the glaciers and mountain ranges. Overnight stay at the camping site.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today is an easy day when we head for Halji village. We follow the trail alongside the Limi River on flat ground passing various rural villages and monasteries until reaching Halji. Having a lot of time left on this day we can take our time and explore all this area has to offer. We have chances to spot blue sheep or when very lucky the elusive snow leopard.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Jang is our destination today. We hike along the trail following the Limi River through grassy fields until reaching the village of Jang. Here the Tibetan culture remains untouched by modern influences and we can take a visit to one of the Gompas, hot springs and explore this beautiful village.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

From now we won’t be seeing any more villages until we reach back to Kermi. Walking through vast landscapes of pure nature the views become more spectacular. Following streams and tricky paths, we ascend further and further until reaching Talung where we will set up camp for the night.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today we will reach the highest point of our trek at 4,940 meters the Nyalu La Pass. It will be a hard day with a strenuous snowy and ice-covered trail. Once upon the Pass, we are rewarded with views that will take your breath away. From here we have a 360degree view of Tibet and the Humla region with the mighty Mt. Kailash and Saipal in the distance. After this break, we head down reaching Selma Tso Lake and even more down along the Sali River until reaching our campsite at Shinjungma for our overnight stay.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Back to the known world! We drop back under 3000 meters and follow the familiar Karnali River back to Kermi Villages where the hot springs await our return. Overnight at Kermi.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Heading back to Simikot we have a pleasant ascending hike on flat trails passing some familiar villages that we know from the start of our trek. We continue until reaching Simikot and stay at the lodge.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

We depart in the morning by flight back to Nepalgunj and transfer on the next flight back to Kathmandu. After reaching the airport we get a transfer back to the hotel and in the afternoon we visit the office for our trek reviews.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Flight

Today is a day at full leisure in Kathmandu, wander the streets of Thamel, and relax at the restaurants or hotel. A full day at your disposal.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

On this day, one of our TMG representatives will arrive at your hotel to pick up and drop you to the International airport. Today will be your last day in Nepal. You will be back to your native land.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

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I was in Nepal for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Outstanding sceneries and good hospitality. On the way to the base camp, I got an opportunity to visit Bthe uddhist monastery as well as got some information about Buddhism. That was great. Our guide and porter were awesome. Very kind and helpful. Thank you, TMG.

Henry, United Kingdom

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Trekking with Travel Max Guide was an amazing experience. My selection of a trip and the company were excellent and of a right decision. In each moment of my walk, I came across adventure and discovered something new. I remember my first step on the Everest Base Camp. The view was spectacular. Passing through the Sherpa communities and staying in Namche Bazaar is unforgettable. I miss the trip very much. Anyway, thank you so much for your service while I was in Nepal. See you next time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

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Originally from the United State of America from the city of Los Angeles where life is busy and rush. I made a trip with TMG. It’s a new experience than I excepted. I found Nepalese people really welcoming. They really love tourists. While trekking in the Everest region, I got time to spend with nature, gained plenty of ideas of culture and tradition from the Himalayas. The trip was totally mind-blowing. TMG has a good team spirit and is dedicated to serving guest and trekkers.

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Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal, and travelers will be bombarded on the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking hub, with guides, organized tours and gear for sale or rent. The huge variety of options allows for people of many ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places that few would dare attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail in a matter of days. With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences.

Ensure you bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 passport-sized photos. The fee for the Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days is US $ 40 and for the tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days is the US $ 100. You have to pay these at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.

It is an opportunity to combine challenging mountain trail, unique culture and stunning mountains that are famous in the world. Nepal is home to an incredible trek like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek and many popular trekking routes that lead you to the wilderness. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek are the world's famous and iconic.

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December are typically for trekking in Nepal.

TMG does not expect previous trekking experience from you; however, all the treks that it organizes are physically demanding. It recommends starting an exercise before your trek date. Many of its trips are at a higher altitude, the minimum is 2,000 m, and the max is 5,000 m plus.

It is a sickness caused due to a lack of oxygen at an altitude of 2000 m plus. Please read up extensively on Altitude sickness. Be familiar with the symptoms and do not ignore them. Be sure to keep to a conservative ascent schedule and drink plenty of fluids. If you or anyone in your party begins to experience symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS), do not ascend any further, and if they do not improve, then descend to a lower altitude. Carry some Diamox (acetazolamide) pills, easily found in pharmacies in Nepal. Diamox forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate in the urine, therefore making the blood more acidic, which stimulates breathing, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. But note that Diamox is not an immediate fix for acute mountain sickness; it speeds up part of the acclimatization process which in turn helps to relieve symptoms. This may take up to a day or two, and requires waiting without any further rapid ascent. It is often advisable to descend if even mild acute mountain sickness is experienced. If serious sickness is encountered or symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) occur, descent with another trekker is A MUST. Please consult the pharmacist when purchasing Diamox and do your research. One major thing to remember is that the body requires large amounts of water at altitude to counteract sickness so be sure to drink more than you are used to!

Yes, it will operate on the day it is scheduled, except if is beyond our control, such as political issues and natural disaster that will create undesirable travel conditions.

Yes. We run from solo travel to group travel.

There is no age restriction

All our trekking guides are certified as Wilderness First-Aid Course and have years of experience in the mountains.

Yes, it provides a helicopter to rescue you. TMG strongly recommends you for trip insurance at an altitude of 2,000 m to 5,000 m. Please read the insurance policy of your company. Bring a copy of your insurance paper to Nepal.

No, please tell us whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian. TMG will accommodate your diet that you wish to eat. We recommend a vegan diet because it provides more fiber, antioxidants, and beneficial plant compounds. They also appear to be richer in potassium, magnesium, folate and vitamins A, C and E.

It costs US $2 and the US $4 at the lower and the higher elevation respectively.

There are 33 mountain peaks in Nepal of 5,650 m- 6,500 m height classified as trekking peaks. Climbing permits for these peaks cost USD 350 for one to four members, an additional USD 40 each for the next four members and USD 25 each for the final four members. Trekking peaks require a qualified climbing guide, permits, and deposits to cover camp waste disposal.

A few of the common accommodation options while trekking in Nepal are Tea Houses (Lodges) which can be found at various points on the trek. They offer dorm room accommodation and simple basic meals reflective of what the local people in the area eat. Although many tea houses and hotels in the hills and mountains are reasonably comfortable, some may not be comfortable, so it makes sense to bring a sleeping bag even for teahouse treks. Camping is another option for trekkers and it can be conducted almost anywhere in the country. Camping treks can be fully organized and supported by a team of guides, cooks, and porters to accompany you. Homestays in local villages can also be organized in a few treks.

The treks in Nepal are suitable for a wide spectrum of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide/porter) and teahouse accommodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. A longer trek, crossing high passes and into remote regions demands a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summiting a mountain of 5,650 m-6,500 m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience.

Always carry a head torch/lamp, water, some food, and a mobile phone with helicopter evacuation number, local police station and nearby health post in case of emergencies.

Before the departures check that your travel insurance covers trekking activities and the conditions. Be aware that some insurance companies view even walking in the mountains as "mountaineering" and will not provide coverage. Most reputable trekking agencies will require proof of rescue insurance before you start on your trek. It would be very costly to pay a helicopter rescue at 5,000 meters. Some insurance policies, in fact, most, will not cover you over 4,000 m. So make sure about your rescue insurance before you go for trekking.

Trek legally. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent license or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent. Please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest dustbins. Pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles.

It is a sickness caused due to a lack of oxygen at an altitude of 2000 m plus. It affects some trekkers easily, but to some, it does not. Out of 10, one is affected by Altitude Mountain Sickness. It can be life-threatening. Travel Insurance is a must.

  • Descend to a lower altitude
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Don’t go up until symptoms go down
  • Eat garlic
  • Take Diamox

It is an opportunity to combine challenging mountain trail, unique culture and stunning mountains that are famous in the world. It is also an opportunity to trek to the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Base Camp, and other famous treks of Nepal are Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek, and so on. It is also overcoming Altitude Mountain Sickness.

When you decide to trek, trek with a company that likes to take your responsibility, and that has licensed and experienced trekking guide. Please do not throw bottles in the river while you are trekking in a remote place.

During trekking, you will spend your night in a tea house. The tea house is a lodge or a guest house. The tea house is an old name for a lodge because trekkers and climbers gave this name 40 years ago because it used to sell only tea then. Now they also sell meals as well as provide bedrooms for the trekkers and climbers. The old name tea house is still used by the trekking agencies in Nepal. Hence, the name tea house trek. Tea house differs from village to village where you are going to spend your night. Some have attached bathrooms as well as running a hot water facility, while others have only basic facilities, that is, you have to share a toilet and a bathroom with others. This is so because they are located in a high altitude and the remotest area. Some provide dormitory-style accommodation, but they also provide you a bed, a pillow, a blanket, and a bedsheet still, you must have your own sleeping bag. Homestay trek is different from a tea house trek because, in the former, you will spend your night in a home and eat meals with the family members. It is just like staying in your own home.

Yes, it will operate on the day it is scheduled, except in the event that is beyond our control, such as political issues and natural disasters that will create undesirable travel conditions.

Please read our cancellation policy on Terms and Conditions

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, and November are typically for trekking in Nepal.

Police checkpoints are numerous and unavoidable and park officers can check your permits at any time, with a fine of double the normal cost if you are caught without the proper permits. Do not try to bribe officers or police personnel; it might get you in more trouble than you think. Most of the time there will be two or 3 permits, one will belong to a conservation area or national park, another will be Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card and the last one is restricted area entry permit. You will need one or two or all of the permits mentioned above.
1. DOLPA DISTRICT For Upper Dolpa: The first 10 days: USD$ 500 per person After 10 days: USD$ 50 per day person or equivalent foreign currency. For Lower Dolpo: Per week per person: US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
2. MUSTANG DISTRICT Upper Mustang: The first 10 days: USD$ 500 per person After 10 days: USD$ 50 per day per person, or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
3. GORKHA DISTRICT a. Manaslu Region: From September to November: USD$ 70 per week per person After 7 days: USD$ 10 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency. From December to August: USD$ 50 per week per person After 7 days: USD$ 7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency. b. Areas of Chhekampar and Chunchet VDC (Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chhekampar -Nile-Chhule Area) From September to November per person: USD$ 35 for first 8 days From December to August per person: USD$ 25 for first 8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
4. MUGU DISTRICT Areas of Mugu, Dolpo, Pulu and Bhangri For the first 7 days: USD$90 per person After 7 days: USD$ 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
5. MANANG DISTRICT Areas of Nar and Phu From September to November: USD$ 90 per week per person December to August: USD$ 75 per week per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
6. DOLAKHA DISTRICT Gaurishankar and Lamabagar Per week per person: USD$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
7. RASUWA DISTRICT Thuman and Timure Per week per person: USD$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
8. HUMLA DISTRICT Simikot and Yari (Areas of Limi and Muchu village Development Committee, and area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma Village Development committee) For the first 7 days: USD$ 50 per person After 7 days: USD$7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
9. SANKHUWASABHA Areas of Kimathanka, Chepuwa, Hatiya and Pawakhola VDCs For the first four weeks: USD$ 10 per person per week After four weeks: USD$20 per person per week or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
10. TAPLEJUNG DISTRICT Kanchanjanga Region (Areas of Olangchung Gola, Lelep, Papung, and Yamphudin VDCs) Per week per person: USD$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
11. BAJHANG DISTRICT (Areas of Kanda, Saipal, and Dhuli) For the first 7 days: USD$ 90 per person After seven days: USD$ 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
12. DARCHULA DISTRICT (Areas of Byas VDC) For the first 7 days: US$ 90 per person After 7 days: USD$ 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

Note: References from http://www.taan.org.np/pages/trekking-permit-fees. Please check for confirmation.

Passports

To enter Nepal, a passport valid for six months is required and a tourist visa is required with currency restrictions for entry and exit is five thousand USD.

Citizens of the following states (except officials and diplomatic passport holders) are required to apply for a visa prior to arrival in Nepal:

  • Afghanistan
  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Iraq
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • Somalia
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Zimbabwe

Nationals of SAARC member countries can receive a tourist visa free of charge for 30 days at no cost. Those countries are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Maldives
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka

Since January 1 2016, nationals holding passports issued by China Peoples Republic of China (PROC) can have their visa fees waived if they are traveling as tourists. Those jurisdictions are:   

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau

Visa on Arrival:

Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. ‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple.

First Step: Fill in ‘Arrival Card’

Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa’ form (you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting the official website of the Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

Second Step: Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement (15/30/90 Days). Get the receipt. While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee

  • 15 Days – 25 USD
  • 30 Days – 40 USD
  • 90 Days – 100 USD

Third Step: Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. 

Gratis (Free) Visa

  • For the first visit in one visa year (January to December), a gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.

  • The main essentials to bring are:
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof/waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, Reusable water bottle, and CamelBak water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • A hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness, and other medication
  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended) On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits, etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, microspikes, and chains.

Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or “independent guides” through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent license or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent. • Please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest dustbins. Pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks – including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles.

Before the departures check that your travel insurance covers trekking activities and the conditions. Be aware that some insurance companies view even walking in the mountains as “mountaineering” and will not provide coverage. Most reputable trekking agencies will require proof of rescue insurance before you start on your trek. It would be very costly to pay a helicopter rescue at 5000 meters. Some insurance policies, in fact, most, will not cover you over 4000m.

Always carry a head torch/lamp, water, some food, and a mobile phone with helicopter evacuation number, local police station and nearby health post in case of emergencies.

Please read up extensively on Altitude sickness. Be familiar with the symptoms and do not ignore them. Be sure to keep to a conservative ascent schedule and drink plenty of fluids. If you or anyone in your party begins to experience symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS), do not ascend any further, and if they do not improve, then descend to a lower altitude. Carry some Diamox (acetazolamide) pills, easily found in pharmacies in Nepal. Diamox forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate in the urine, therefore making the blood more acidic, which stimulates breathing, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. But note that Diamox is not an immediate fix for acute mountain sickness; it speeds up part of the acclimatization process which in turn helps to relieve symptoms. This may take up to a day or two, and requires waiting without any further rapid ascent. It is often advisable to descend if even mild acute mountain sickness is experienced. If serious sickness is encountered or symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) occur, descent with another trekker is A MUST. Please consult the pharmacist when purchasing Diamox and do your own research. One major thing to remember is that the body requires large amounts of water at altitude to counteract sickness so be sure to drink more than you are used to!

The treks in Nepal are suitable for a wide spectrum of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide/porter) and teahouse accommodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. A longer trek, crossing high passes and into remote regions demands a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summiting a mountain of 5650-6500m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience.

Few of the common accommodation options while trekking in Nepal are Tea Houses (Lodges) which can be found at various points on the trek. They offer dorm room accommodation and simple basic meals reflective of what the local people in the area eat. Although many tea houses and hotels in the hills and mountains are reasonably comfortable, some may not be comfortable, so it makes sense to bring a sleeping bag even for teahouse treks. Camping is another option for trekkers and it can be conducted almost anywhere in the country. Camping treks can be fully organized and supported with a team of guides, cooks, and porters to accompany you. Homestays in local villages can also be organized in few treks.

There are 33 mountain peaks in Nepal of 5,650-6,500m height classified as trekking peaks. Climbing permits for these peaks cost USD 350 for one to four members, an additional USD 40 each for the next four members and USD 25 each for the final four members. Trekking peaks require a qualified climbing guide, permits and deposits to cover camp waste disposal.

The best seasons for trekking are the dry and warm seasons, March-June and September-November. The temperature is bearable and skies are usually clear in these seasons, although the skies are foggier and the rain begins in May-June. It is possible to trek out of season, but you have to be ready for the occasional rain and leeches along the way. During the monsoon season and winters, the treks are virtually emptier.

Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal, and travelers will be bombarded on the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking hub, Pokhara, with guides, organized tours, and gear for sale or rent. The huge variety of options allows for people of many ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places that few would dare attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail in a matter of days. With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences.

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We do not want to break what we have promised you because we want you to become happy, happier and happiest from the day you contact us until the day you have the last service from us. Having said this, we cannot control the bad weather of the Himalayas that will make you unhappy and the intention of the political parties who sometimes believe that bandh is the best method to solve the problem of a country or to develop a country. This may lead to change in the itinerary, but our sole purpose will be to shoulder your responsibility and to take you from one place to another safely and to follow the prescribed or customized itinerary as much as possible, and we would like to tell you now that you should carry some extra money for hotel accommodation and for meals in order to tackle such a situation, however, this situation is just like once in a blue moon because bad weather may last from one day to four days out of 360 days, and Nepal is a politically stable country, 99% stable, what can we do if 1% is unstable, and the best thing about this instability is it might happen or not during your trip?

Education is one of the basic needs of the children, and we help these children by donating money which you have paid to us for your trip. Travel Max Guide will also supply clothes and books to these children which will make a big difference. You can also sponsor one of these children or contact our local charity, for more information, you can check the website http://fanepal.org Additionally, let us come together to work on the global cause. We are contributors to a better life and the world. Being engaged in a social response and communities’ development, those who are passionate to do something different by spreading awareness, utilizing the local resources, local ownership and governance concept develop. Can come in one umbrella, cast the vision and work in one milestone. FAN believes that together we can do which will carry out a new horizon in a significant way.

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First Act Nepal (FAN) is a team who is working for the welfare of the children. Its objective is to empower underprivileged children. What we do is crystal clear, and the impacts can be seen on the health of children, on the education of children, and on the ways and means that will shape the future of these children. Through us, you can make a donation and participate in the child sponsorship program to support children who are vulnerable and who have lost their parents. Sharing is caring. With this view, we also support the people displaced by the disaster.

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