Lower Dolpo Trek

Explore the Life over Dolpo, A less crowded, hidden paradise

Trip Overview

Lower Dolpo Trek Overview

There are few treks in Nepal that are off the beaten. One of them is the Lower Dolpo Trek, like other treks, it takes place in a remote region, the isolated place has challenging landscapes and is always on the top of the list in the eyes of the western travelers. Also, it is a restricted area because the government of Nepal believes that every part of the Himalayan Region has to be preserved, and its high passes of 5000 m plus and arid land have always attracted the westerners who wanted to see beautiful nature, such as blue sacred Phoksundo Lake, imaginary paddy fields amid a barren land, windswept hills; in a unique place like, desert bordered by snow-covered mountains.

This trek takes you to the heart of the Dolpo Region and showcases from the beginning to end the different facets of beautiful nature. Also, it takes you to the traditional villages, where there are thin populations who are into love, peace, and harmony. When it comes to the challenging trekking trail that the trekkers love, there is nothing like that of the Lower Dolpo, that’s why some travelers go to the extent of calling it a classic trek because of the above-mentioned features as well as of remote beautiful highlands. The trekking trail is steep, narrow, and high, and this is what makes it different, above all, it takes you to the area of flora and fauna, both preserved and protected.

In the isolated region like the Lower Dolpo, you will find everything untouched, for example, nature, religion, tradition, and culture. It is one of the few places of Nepal that is countable with fingers Bon Po religion is practiced. Its Shey Gompa, a monastery dates back to hundreds of years, and it is also where you will see a colorful festival, and its culture and tradition will match with the people living in Tibet. All in all, the Lower Dolpo Trek is a gateway to know the culture that exists only in this part of the world, Nepal.

Travel Max Guide includes all lodging, food, and transport during the trek and takes care of all the logistics, while you walk, relax, and enjoy the spectacular highlights.

Accommodation

In Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, you are going to stay at the 3-star category hotel (Value). During trekking, you will spend your night in a tented camp (camping)

  • Kathmandu- 4 Nights
  • Nepalgunj- 1 Night
  • Tented Camp (Camping)- 11 Nights

Transportation

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 by the private vehicle. As well as include internal flights- Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu.

How to get noticed outside at the airport?

You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the signboard of our company when you arrive in Kathmandu- Tribhuvan International Airport. You will transfer to your hotel. One of our company representatives will explain the trip information with you. If we have a couple of times, you are going to visit our office or will explain it at your hotel lobby. 

Meals

In Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, we will provide you breakfast at your hotel. 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 with tea/coffee.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast- 16
  • Lunch- 11
  • Dinner-12

Attend farewell dinner

Farewell dinner is a great moment for both of us. In farewell dinner, we are going to have our dinner in a Nepali typical restaurant. You can share your experiences during your visit to Nepal. Let us know about our company team and its services. Enjoy the dinner together. 

Accomplishment certificate

Our company will provide you the accomplishment certificate and the Nepali typical gifts as a sign of love and reward. At the same time, we would like to be thankful and share our joy for trusting the Travel Max Guide team. 

Travel Max Guide Team

Travel Max Guide is a team of passionate working in tourism for more than a decade. Engaging in adventure and sustainable tourism. At the inception, our team was engaged in social work, supporting children of Nepal in an education program. Later we realize that we need to start our own business so how we can raise the fund. We came together with a new strategy and cast out our vision to run the travel business in Nepal. We can generate funds locally by serving our travelers by promoting and organizing trekking, tours and other outdoor activities in Nepal. 

More on, we are local experts and licensed holder guides who are certified by the Nepal Government. Our team is experienced and well trained in first aid, climbing and trekking, and other relevant knowledge and training.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 meters. 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 a copy to our company. 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 must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information please visit this site: Nepal Immigration

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points

  •  15 Days- $30
  • 30 Days- $50
  • 90 Days- $125

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

Nepal is open for all seasons.

You can do a trek and tour in different parts of NepalThose who are looking to do the trek in the best season, travelers can pick it from the below ones: 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.

  • Autumn Season (September till November)
  • Winter season (November till February)
  • Spring season (March till May)
  • Rainy Season (June till August)

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

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

Travel Max Guide listed different types of trekking experiences. You can find it on our website. To make it easier here are the bunch of lists.

Extend your holiday/ Optional Itinerary and Services

By our previous clients’ suggestion and our experiences working in tourism. Travel Max Guide offers you exclusive extension holidays, optional itinerary and additional services. These are optional addons or optional holidays. If you like to add some more holidays in Nepal, add it during the time of your booking. If you have your private holidays, want to customize it in your way. You can write us an email. Our travel planner will respond to you. 

Group trekking/ Single

In group trekking normally there will be a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 30 people. In the group trekking, there will be team leader, cook, and assistants. The company will run private trekking for you at your time frame and requirements and solo trekkers.

Be a contributor for a good cause

Travel Max Guide is the inception of the First Act Nepal (FAN). Our team is working for a good cause. That might be a good question- there are lots of organizations working for a social cause but why we are adding the numbers. What might be the reason? The reason is simple, we do love to share what we have. We are strongly guided by the principal, “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.” So we do. 

Travel Max Guide supports a certain income to FAN. It’s a team working for the children of Nepal. Support for the child sponsorship program. It’s just a small contribution to our children who are longing for love and support. If our small contribution can make things different, why not? to be a contributor. We are looking to build our communities bigger where everyone can get an opportunity. So let’s share what we can, let’s do what we suppose to do. Listen from your heart. Ok fine, finally it’s time for action. 

Volunteering opportunities

This topic is always a key point for us. And we are working on it too. If you are looking to do volunteer or engage in some kind of social work. You can contact us.

Special events

If you are looking to make special events by filming for your moments. Travel Max Guide offers you the travel documentary, travel photography trips all parts of Nepal. We will make the documentary for you. Take the special moments. If you are going to make it happen, you can contact us. This is our special offer, which is not included in the above price cost. You can send your group size, time frame, and requirements.

Travel photography

Upon your request, we can organize the travel photography tour in Nepal. In the trip normally there will be the photographer who will lead you to the Himalayas of Nepal through the lens. If you are a photographer, filming industry or like to learn photography, Nepal is a perfect place for it. Contact us for more details.

Trip Highlights

  • Phoksundo Lake
  • Dolpa Exploration
  • Culture and landscapes
  • Life and Culture
  • Tibetan influence culture
  • Bon-Po

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in the Valley
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu - Nepalganj Duration: 1 hour
Day 04: Flight Nepalgunj - Juphal (2475 m), trek to Dunai
(2140 m) Duration: 45 minutes flight and 3-4 hours trek
Day 05: Trek to Lingdo (2391 m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Laina Odar (3370 m) Duration 4-5 hours
Day 07: Trek to Toltol (3523 m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 08: Trek to Dho Tarap (4080 m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 09: Trek to Numa-La Phedi Base Camp (4440 m) Duration: 4-5 hours
Day 10: Trek to Danigar (4631 m) via Numa-La Pass (5238m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (3982m) via Baga-La (5214 m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 12: Trek to Ringmo village near Phoksundo Lake (3733m) Duration: 4-5 hours
Day 13: Trek to Chhepka (2838 m) via Rechi (2940m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 14: Trek to Juphal (2475 m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 15: Flight Juphal - Nepalgunj – Kathmandu
Day 16: Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner
Day 17: Trip Concludes

  • Trip Code

    TMG-DC100

  • Start Point

    Kathmandu

  • End Point

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Duration

    17 Days

  • Activity

    Camping Treks

  • Region

    Dolpa Region

  • Trip Staffs

    Trekking Guide, Porter

  • Transportation

    210

  • Trip Style

    BLD

  • Trip Grade

    Strenuous

  • Elevation

    5318 m

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Trip Type

    Small Group Guided Trips

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What's Included

What's Includes

  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Bed and Breakfast plan (BB Plan) in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • Camping accommodation during the time of trekking

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle

  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jhuphal-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, cook, and porter

  • Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees
  • Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card, Restricted Area Trekking Permit (Lower Dolpo Permit) Shey-Phoksundo National Park Entry Permit.

  • 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

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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; it is here, where we are located to serve you in a way you want right from TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, where you can see us waiting for you with our TRAVEL MAX GUIDE SIGN BOARD with your name on it so that you can spot us at once, and you will be taken to your hotel in a vehicle, or to our office where you can ask us questions, having tea or coffee. After all these activities, if you have 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 us, what you want to eat, what you want to enjoy, we will show you what you most desired in a new place.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • 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.

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 centuries. 

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.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Nepalgunj is hot because the temperature shoots up to 40 degrees Celsius. It is a developed city because it shares its border with India. Lying in south-western Nepal, in the Terai Region, it is 8 km away from India. Some of its parts resemble northern India in terms of culture and traditions. Nepalgunj is also the gateway to enter Bardia National Park. It is also famous for the Bageshowri temple. There, you will also see horse carts. In the evening, you can visit Nepalgunj in a rickshaw. Since Nepalgunj is hot; it is home to mosquitoes. so you must have mosquito liquids.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Flight & Private Vehicle

This flight is a mountain flight because what you see is the view of snow-covered mountains. You do a morning flight. Landing at Juphal Airport is a new experience because you can experience such only in some parts of the world where the runaway is made of gravel stones. From there, the trekking trail leads you to the Thulo Bheri River. On the way to this river, you walk through the fields of wheat and vegetables and later you walk above this river. You are heading to the mountainous region, and you reach the central part of Dunai district. On the way, you will follow the Phoksundo River.

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Meals provided

    BLD

The trekking trail has different forms: it is easy; it goes uphill. It also goes by the Bheri River and the Barbung River and takes you to a beautiful area and villages like Byasghar and Baijibara as well as it takes you to gorges. You reach the top of the hill, and after walking by stone walls and through the cultivated field, you reach Tarakot, a village on the hill. We will camp at Lingdo.

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Meals provided

    BLD

You walk uphill and by the rivers, such as the Bheri and the Bharbung. During this walk, the mountains that you see are Putha Huinchuli and Churen Himal. On the way, there are small settlements like Laisicap and Khanigaon. You will also come across suspension bridges. You also see the famous Sandul Gompa. The trekking trail goes through terraced farming inside some beautiful villages. Walking further uphill. You will reach Laini Odar which has a beautiful waterfall. Enjoy the rest of your day seeing this waterfall.

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Following uphill, you reach a gorge and walk on the hillside. The narrow trekking trail takes you to an open land later. This is the time when trekking becomes easier. Following an easy trekking trail, you reach a village called Chhyugar. The easy trail also consists of crossing a river. On the way, there is a pass. There is a pine forest on the way. You also reach a winter settlement called Toltol and walking by the river.

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Meals provided

    BLD

You walk uphill, and most of the time, you walk by the river called the Tarap; you will also walk in a valley and reach a village called Ghyamghar, then a village called Sisaul and a village called Langa. On the way, there are few trees. There are high rocks on both sides. The land is barren. This is home to blue sheep. If you are lucky, you might see a snow leopard. The trekking trail is easy even though it goes uphill. From Langa village, you descend to Dho Tarap. This village is small and is situated on the top of a hill and is beautiful.

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Follow the uphill trekking trail, you pass by the Crystal Mountain School and Health Post, reach a village called Tokyu. Most of the time, you will be walking uphill, but you will cross a river, and you will also reach villages called Tokyu and Kanger. The trekking trail is not narrow and steep, and you will be in a big arid land before reaching the Numala Base Camp. You will reach a village called Tokyu (4209 m), the highest permanent settlement in the world. The gompa is at the end of the village and is worth visiting.

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Meals provided

    BLD

You know you will be crossing the pass of 5000 m plus, and crossing such a pass is not easy. From the top of the pass, you will see the stunning view of mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Norbung Kang, Churen, including the Manaslu Ranges, Shey Shikar, and Kanjirowa, it is always downhill, you follow this downhill and later walk by the river to reach Numala, a village which is both meadow and beautiful. Before this, after walking in a meandering trail, you arrive in a meadow which is, Danigar (4631 m).

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today also, you are walking uphill, and walking to the top of the pass; this means you know where you will be walking. It is said by the trekking guide what you see from this pass is the most spectacular view of mountains, especially, the view of the Norbung Kang and the Baga La Range, including Kanjirowa and Shey Shikhar. From the top of this, you descend to Yak Kharka, a beautiful meadow. On the way to Yak Kharka, you will see beautiful waterfalls. The trekking trail is flat and easy walking and goes downhill.

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Meals provided

    BLD

You follow a downhill trail that will take you to the forest of birch trees, to the Phoksundo Khola, to a bridge and Phoksundo Lake. You follow the Phoksundo Khola, a river. You see yaks on the way, and you will reach a meadow. Ringmo is a small village where you see its people practicing Bon Po religion. Phoksundo Lake is a lake of international importance. Today, you will visit around this lake, but first, you will head to Tshowa, a Bon Po Monastery. It lies on the top of a hill above Phoksundo Lake. You will visit this monastery, and it will be a new experience for you because it is the monastery of Bon Po. Walking downhill, you reach Phoksundo Lake. This lake is very, very blue. There are more than 20 stupas in the southern belt, and one gompa, a monastery in the eastern side of the lake, where annual prayers and worship are carried out.

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Meals provided

    BLD

First, you walk an ascending trekking trail to reach the top of a hill and see the stunning view of Phoksundo Lake. Following further ascending and winding trekking trail as well as descending trekking trail, you reach Polum. You reach a forest and walk by the river; the trekking trail goes uphill and downhill; following the downhill trail, you reach Chhepka, on the way, you will see many medicinal plants.

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Meals provided

    BLD

On the way, you will get many medicinal plants that cure many diseases. Then you pass through pristine villages. After trekking for some time, you will reach Shyanta. Today, a beautiful village. There is an army barrack on the way. You will follow a river that goes all the way to Juphal. You will reach villages, such as Kalagauda and Rupghar. You walk uphill through meadows and past a few houses to the small hotels at Kala Gaura. On the way, there are apple orchards. Walking uphill, you will reach Juphal.

  • Accomodation

    Camping

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Take the earliest flight to Nepalgunj, and from there, fly to Kathmandu. You will be taken to the hotel where you had stayed on the arrival day. The flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj is a mountain flight because what you see is the view of snow-covered mountains. It will be an experience.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Flight & Private Vehicle

As we just complete our incredible trekking. Today you get the leisure time to take rest, do body therapy or walk around the Thamel. Buy the souvenir to your friends and relatives. In the evening we are going to have dinner in a Nepali typical restaurant. Share our experiences and enjoy our dinner.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    MAP

A company representative will drop you to the airport in a private vehicle.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

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Client Reviews

First step in the Everest Base Camp

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

Annapurna Circuit Trek

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.

Angelo, Barcelona

Everest trekking in Nepal

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.

Herald, New York

Visit Nepal

Hi! it’s me, Anna from Central London, I am a landscape photographer, love to take pictures of landscapes and portraits all around the world. My trip to Nepal was awesome with the TMG guys. TMG managed well during my trip. Plus point is TMG members are also photographers. I worked with the team for 5 weeks on video and photography projects. I highly recommend the TMG team if you want to know beautiful Nepal.

Anna, London

Nepal is the land of Himalayas

Nepal is the Land of Himalayas! I was been there in 2018 for Annapurna base camp and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. It was a good time to spend and learn the real culture of Nepal and its beauty. Travel Max Guide help me to get more lively. Thank you all. Will see you soon.

Leo, Brazil
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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.

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.

What we have said, we will provide you all. Please tell us what we can provide you extra. We do not want you only to become happy, but also from happier to the happiest. Having said this, we cannot control the bad weather as well as the other thing, like bandh made by political parties. This thing will lead to a change in your itinerary, but our sole purpose will be to follow it and to take you from one place to another safely. As regards this, we would like to tell you now to bring some extra cash for the above situation, or for extra days, however, the above situation is just like once in a blue moon because Nepal is 99% politically stable.

Sometimes, the flight may be canceled or delayed due to technical problems. Other reasons are high hills and unpredictable weather. In such a situation, you can go to Nepalgunj or Kathmandu or Juphal in a helicopter or in a private Jeep/ car.

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. We will provide clothes and books for these children. Together with us, you can sponsor one of these children or contact our local charity, for more information, check the website http://fanepal.org   Additionally, let us work together for a global cause. We and you are contributing to a better life and the world. Being engaged in such a contribution or in a social response and communities’ development, we are passionate to do something different by spreading awareness and by utilizing local resources. Local ownership and governance concept development, we all can come in one umbrella, cast the vision and work for a milestone. To make this successful, FAN believes that together, we can do and carry out a new horizon in the way we have dreamt.

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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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