Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Moderate
12 Days 11 Nights
from USD 2375
  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Region:
    Annapurna
  • Type:
    Tour
  • Max. Altitude:
    5000m
  • Activity:
    Comfort Treks
  • Group size:
    12 people
  • Accomodation:
    Lodge
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  • Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a famous tea house trekking route in the southern face of Annapurna base camp. Trekking along the Modi Khola gorge leads you to the panorama of vast mountains. The diverse culture in this region makes this 15 days trek all the more interesting as you pass by the gorgeous Himalayas including Annapurna 1, Gangapurna and Fishtail looking straight at you as you head towards the highest altitude at the Annapurna Base Camp at 4179m.

    The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 20 minutes through the scenic views of the Himalayas so we would suggest picking the seats on the right side for the better views of the Himalayas. The trek follows the traditional route from Birenthanti to where you will drive after arriving at the Pokhara airport. We continue trekking though popular Gurung village Ghandruk (2012m) continuing to Annapurna Base Camp.

    Trip Highlights

    • 12 days trek that approaches the high Himalayan peaks.
    • The spectacular atmosphere of the glacial circus of the Annapurnas sanctuary.
    • No night above 4,000 meters!

    What is included

    • 2 nights Gokarna Resort as per program on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    • 8 nights Local Lodge as per program on Full Board
    • 1 night Temple Tree Resort as per program on Full Board
    • 5 nights Local Lodge as per program on Full Board
    • Flight: KTM-Lukla-KTM (Regular Flight) with airport taxes
    • ACAP & TIMS permit
    • 1 English Speaking Guide (from Kathmandu)
    • 1 porter for every 2 members
    • All staffs insurance & daily wages
    • All Airport transfers

    What is not included

    • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal Equipment & Insurance
    • Personal Expenses (Battery recharge on local lodge, laundry, telephone, etc)
    • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 per person
    • Emergency Evacuation if required
    • Other personal Expenses
    • Tips for Staffs
    Price Details
    • 1 - 2 Person
      US$ 2375 pp
    • Single Room
      Suppliment
      US$ 730 pp
    Our Travel Specialist

    Pasang Sherpa

    Phone:  +977 1 4438570
    Mobile:  +977 9813905863
    Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Skype Id: yetimountainhome

    Trip Notes

    Download the detailed trip notes for everything you could possibly want to know about this trip, including detailed itinerary and full kit list.

    View Trip Notes
    Difficulty Level
    Moderate

    Moderate

    Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

  • Detailed Itinerary

    • Day 01

      Arrival in Kathmandu

      Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.
    • Day 02

      Fly to Pokhara and drive to Phedi and trek to Tolka (1700m) – 5 hrs trek

      Meals: BLD
      After breakfast and depending on your booked flight timing, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal for the scenic flight to Pokhara. The flight takes about 20 minutes providing spectacular views of Langtang, Manasalu and Annapurna ranges. Once in Pokhara, our crew along with private vehicle will meet you at the airport. From here you will drive to Phedi which is about 1-hour drive to start the trek to Tolka (1700m).
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 03

      Trek to Jhinu dada (1450m) – 4/5 hrs trek

      Meals: BLD
      We continue our trek towards Jhinu Dada through the magnificent oak forest to arrive Landruk after 50 minutes of walk. The trail further descends to the new suspension bridge through the Modi River. A gradual upward for about 1.5 hours brings you to Jhinu Dada. A Hot Spring awaits you 15 minutes down the riverside if you want to take a dip and relax. Chances are you also get to see some wild animals around here.
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 04

      Trek to Bamboo (2310m) – 4/5 hrs trek

      Meals: BLD
      As we continue our trek after breakfast, we pass through Chhomrong. The trail descends from here through the stone staircase and crossing the Chhomrong River through a suspension bridge. Continuing the trail and climbing up the trail we arrive in a tiny settlement of Tilicho in a forest of bamboo, rhododendrons, and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail we arrive at Sinuwa (2350m). As we climb further through the rhododendron forest and little further we arrive in Bamboo.
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 05

      Trek to Deurali (3230m) – 5 hrs trek

      Meals: BLD
      After breakfast we ascend through the forest of rhododendrons and oaks trees and further up we arrive at Dovan (2630m) with few lodges on site. There are muddy trails that traverse high above the river and after a short trek, we arrive at Himalayan Hotel. Further, the trail ascends to Hinku Cave. Ascending another twenty minutes and we arrive at Deurali (3230m)
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 06

      Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) – 5 hrs trek

      Meals: BLD
      The trail today goes past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3820m). Trekking further to Annapurna Base Camp where we arrive in about 2 hours, we enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas with Annapurna range looking straight at us.
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 07

      Rest and exploration day

      Meals: BLD
      We will spend one more extra day at the base camp.
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 08

      Trek to Dovan (2500m) - 4/5 hrs trek

      Meals: BLD
      After breakfast, the trek starts with the trail descending on a stone staircase and crossing the Chhomrong Khola then climbs through deep rhododendron and bamboo forests reaching Dovan, a small village with scattered lodges.
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 09

      Trek to New Bridge – 6/7 hrs trek

      Meals: BLD
      We continue descending passing through Bamboo where we stayed overnight while coming up and continue through the forest. The trail continues descending steeply up to Kuldi Bazaar. From here we take the flat trail till Sinuwa after which there is a gradual descend until we arrive at New Bridge where we spend overnight.
      Meals: BLD
    • Day 10

      Trek to birenthati. Drive to pokhara – 4/5 hrs trek

      Meals: B
      Your last day in the mountains today, you will hike towards Birenthanti and further towards Nayapul where our vehicle will be waiting for us to take us to Pokhara where we spend a very comfortable overnight at the hotel.
      Meals: B
    • Day 11

      Fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.

      Meals: BD
      After breakfast, we are transferred to the domestic airport in Pokhara and we take a scenic 20 minutes fly back to Kathmandu. Our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to the hotel.
      Meals: BD
    • Day 12

      International departure

      Your checkout time at the hotel is 11 AM and 3 hours prior to your departure time you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight back.
    Our Travel Specialist

    Pasang Sherpa

    Phone:  +977 1 4438570
    Mobile:  +977 9813905863
    Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Skype Id: yetimountainhome

    Trip Notes

    Download the detailed trip notes for everything you could possibly want to know about this trip, including detailed itinerary and full kit list.

    View Trip Notes
  • Visa

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

    Non UK nationals should check requirements with their nearest embassy (a few nationalities are not permitted visas on arrival).

    Vaccinations

    There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Please refer to the TRIP NOTES for complete advice on AMS.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the tea houses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.

    All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the tea houses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.
    Our Travel Specialist

    Pasang Sherpa

    Phone:  +977 1 4438570
    Mobile:  +977 9813905863
    Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Skype Id: yetimountainhome

    Trip Notes

    Download the detailed trip notes for everything you could possibly want to know about this trip, including detailed itinerary and full kit list.

    View Trip Notes

    Equipment Checklist

    BODY WEAR

    • 2.Sellection of T- shirts and long sleeved shirt preferably not cotton.
    • 1 Warm shirt possibly fleece for colder areas
    • 1 Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
    • 1 Windproof and waterproof outer shell garment
    • 1 Down jacket also can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

    Hands/Head wear

    • 1.Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
    • 1. Pair of Sunglasses or goggles
    • 1. Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • 1 pair of Warm gloves

    OTHER EQUIPMENTS

    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15ºC)
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover
    • Large size Duffel Bag with padlock
    • Headlamp with spare batteries
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2
    • Thermos
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

    Leg wear

    • 1 Loose, casual trousers for trekking
    • 1 Waterproof trousers and can also buy in Kathmandu cheaply)

    Back pack

    • Personal back pack for trekking 25 litre for personal items
    • Duffle bag 25/30 litre for personal clothings which is provided in Kathmandu office

    Miscellaneous items

    • 1 Pair of trekking pole
    • 1 Toiletry bag with ZIP LOCK
    • 2 Pairs of Towels
    • Water Purifying Pills
    • 1 Sun lotion
    • 1 Lip balm
    • 1 Dairy book for personal memoranda
    • 2 Pen or pencil
    • 1 Water bottle 1 ltr.
    • 1 Pocket knife (DO NOT carry in your carry-on luggage)

    FOOT WEAR

    • 1 Walking boots with suitable ankle support and waterproof
    • 1.Trainer or casual shoes for trekking and for traveling
    • 3 / 4 pairs of Warm socks for colder areas
  • Accommodation

    This tour spends four nights in a hotel in Kathmandu, fourteen nights on trek in lodges (tea houses) and two nights on trek full-service camping.

    In Kathmandu we usually stay at the Hotel Royal Singi, located within walking distance of the Thamel district. All rooms have en suite facilities and there is a restaurant, a bar and an outdoor courtyard. There is an Exodus desk in the hotel reception area and an Exodus representative will usually be available daily in the mornings and evenings.

    On the trek we will stay in tea houses for the most part. Some days there may be no tea house at lunchtimes – on these days we carry a packed lunch. The tea houses are basic but adequate please be realistic about what to expect in the mountains. We ask that you read our Nepal Destination Guide for further details about the lodge facilities.

    Our Travel Specialist

    Pasang Sherpa

    Phone:  +977 1 4438570
    Mobile:  +977 9813905863
    Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Skype Id: yetimountainhome

    Trip Notes

    Download the detailed trip notes for everything you could possibly want to know about this trip, including detailed itinerary and full kit list.

    View Trip Notes
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Price Details
  • 1 - 2 Person
    US$ 2375 pp
  • Single Room
    Suppliment
    US$ 730 pp
  • Overview

    Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a famous tea house trekking route in the southern face of Annapurna base camp. Trekking along the Modi Khola gorge leads you to the panorama of vast mountains. The diverse culture in this region makes this 15 days trek all the more interesting as you pass by the gorgeous Himalayas including Annapurna 1, Gangapurna and Fishtail looking straight at you as you head towards the highest altitude at the Annapurna Base Camp at 4179m.

    The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 20 minutes through the scenic views of the Himalayas so we would suggest picking the seats on the right side for the better views of the Himalayas. The trek follows the traditional route from Birenthanti to where you will drive after arriving at the Pokhara airport. We continue trekking though popular Gurung village Ghandruk (2012m) continuing to Annapurna Base Camp.

    Trip Highlights

    • 12 days trek that approaches the high Himalayan peaks.
    • The spectacular atmosphere of the glacial circus of the Annapurnas sanctuary.
    • No night above 4,000 meters!

    What is included

    • 2 nights Gokarna Resort as per program on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    • 8 nights Local Lodge as per program on Full Board
    • 1 night Temple Tree Resort as per program on Full Board
    • 5 nights Local Lodge as per program on Full Board
    • Flight: KTM-Lukla-KTM (Regular Flight) with airport taxes
    • ACAP & TIMS permit
    • 1 English Speaking Guide (from Kathmandu)
    • 1 porter for every 2 members
    • All staffs insurance & daily wages
    • All Airport transfers

    What is not included

    • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal Equipment & Insurance
    • Personal Expenses (Battery recharge on local lodge, laundry, telephone, etc)
    • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 per person
    • Emergency Evacuation if required
    • Other personal Expenses
    • Tips for Staffs
  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

    Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

    Day 02 : Fly to Pokhara and drive to Phedi and trek to Tolka (1700m) – 5 hrs trek

    After breakfast and depending on your booked flight timing, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal for the scenic flight to Pokhara. The flight takes about 20 minutes providing spectacular views of Langtang, Manasalu and Annapurna ranges. Once in Pokhara, our crew along with private vehicle will meet you at the airport. From here you will drive to Phedi which is about 1-hour drive to start the trek to Tolka (1700m).
    Meals: BLD

    Day 03 : Trek to Jhinu dada (1450m) – 4/5 hrs trek

    We continue our trek towards Jhinu Dada through the magnificent oak forest to arrive Landruk after 50 minutes of walk. The trail further descends to the new suspension bridge through the Modi River. A gradual upward for about 1.5 hours brings you to Jhinu Dada. A Hot Spring awaits you 15 minutes down the riverside if you want to take a dip and relax. Chances are you also get to see some wild animals around here.
    Meals: BLD

    Day 04 : Trek to Bamboo (2310m) – 4/5 hrs trek

    As we continue our trek after breakfast, we pass through Chhomrong. The trail descends from here through the stone staircase and crossing the Chhomrong River through a suspension bridge. Continuing the trail and climbing up the trail we arrive in a tiny settlement of Tilicho in a forest of bamboo, rhododendrons, and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail we arrive at Sinuwa (2350m). As we climb further through the rhododendron forest and little further we arrive in Bamboo.
    Meals: BLD

    Day 05 : Trek to Deurali (3230m) – 5 hrs trek

    After breakfast we ascend through the forest of rhododendrons and oaks trees and further up we arrive at Dovan (2630m) with few lodges on site. There are muddy trails that traverse high above the river and after a short trek, we arrive at Himalayan Hotel. Further, the trail ascends to Hinku Cave. Ascending another twenty minutes and we arrive at Deurali (3230m)
    Meals: BLD

    Day 06 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) – 5 hrs trek

    The trail today goes past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3820m). Trekking further to Annapurna Base Camp where we arrive in about 2 hours, we enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas with Annapurna range looking straight at us.
    Meals: BLD

    Day 07 : Rest and exploration day

    We will spend one more extra day at the base camp.
    Meals: BLD

    Day 08 : Trek to Dovan (2500m) - 4/5 hrs trek

    After breakfast, the trek starts with the trail descending on a stone staircase and crossing the Chhomrong Khola then climbs through deep rhododendron and bamboo forests reaching Dovan, a small village with scattered lodges.
    Meals: BLD

    Day 09 : Trek to New Bridge – 6/7 hrs trek

    We continue descending passing through Bamboo where we stayed overnight while coming up and continue through the forest. The trail continues descending steeply up to Kuldi Bazaar. From here we take the flat trail till Sinuwa after which there is a gradual descend until we arrive at New Bridge where we spend overnight.
    Meals: BLD

    Day 10 : Trek to birenthati. Drive to pokhara – 4/5 hrs trek

    Your last day in the mountains today, you will hike towards Birenthanti and further towards Nayapul where our vehicle will be waiting for us to take us to Pokhara where we spend a very comfortable overnight at the hotel.
    Meals: B

    Day 11 : Fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.

    After breakfast, we are transferred to the domestic airport in Pokhara and we take a scenic 20 minutes fly back to Kathmandu. Our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to the hotel.
    Meals: BD

    Day 12 : International departure

    Your checkout time at the hotel is 11 AM and 3 hours prior to your departure time you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight back.
  • Essential Info

    Visa

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

    Non UK nationals should check requirements with their nearest embassy (a few nationalities are not permitted visas on arrival).

    Vaccinations

    There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Please refer to the TRIP NOTES for complete advice on AMS.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the tea houses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.

    All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the tea houses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

    Is this Trip for you?

    Equipment Checklist

    BODY WEAR

    • 2.Sellection of T- shirts and long sleeved shirt preferably not cotton.
    • 1 Warm shirt possibly fleece for colder areas
    • 1 Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
    • 1 Windproof and waterproof outer shell garment
    • 1 Down jacket also can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

    Hands/Head wear

    • 1.Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
    • 1. Pair of Sunglasses or goggles
    • 1. Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • 1 pair of Warm gloves

    OTHER EQUIPMENTS

    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15ºC)
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover
    • Large size Duffel Bag with padlock
    • Headlamp with spare batteries
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2
    • Thermos
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

    Leg wear

    • 1 Loose, casual trousers for trekking
    • 1 Waterproof trousers and can also buy in Kathmandu cheaply)

    Back pack

    • Personal back pack for trekking 25 litre for personal items
    • Duffle bag 25/30 litre for personal clothings which is provided in Kathmandu office

    Miscellaneous items

    • 1 Pair of trekking pole
    • 1 Toiletry bag with ZIP LOCK
    • 2 Pairs of Towels
    • Water Purifying Pills
    • 1 Sun lotion
    • 1 Lip balm
    • 1 Dairy book for personal memoranda
    • 2 Pen or pencil
    • 1 Water bottle 1 ltr.
    • 1 Pocket knife (DO NOT carry in your carry-on luggage)

    FOOT WEAR

    • 1 Walking boots with suitable ankle support and waterproof
    • 1.Trainer or casual shoes for trekking and for traveling
    • 3 / 4 pairs of Warm socks for colder areas
  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    This tour spends four nights in a hotel in Kathmandu, fourteen nights on trek in lodges (tea houses) and two nights on trek full-service camping.

    In Kathmandu we usually stay at the Hotel Royal Singi, located within walking distance of the Thamel district. All rooms have en suite facilities and there is a restaurant, a bar and an outdoor courtyard. There is an Exodus desk in the hotel reception area and an Exodus representative will usually be available daily in the mornings and evenings.

    On the trek we will stay in tea houses for the most part. Some days there may be no tea house at lunchtimes – on these days we carry a packed lunch. The tea houses are basic but adequate please be realistic about what to expect in the mountains. We ask that you read our Nepal Destination Guide for further details about the lodge facilities.


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Difficulty Level
Moderate

Moderate

Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

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Trip Notes

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Everest Comfort Trek
15
Days

Everest Comfort Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek (Yeti Mountain Home)

Nepal - Lodge Trek - Everest

Price starts from
USD 2455
Moderate
3/6
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9
Days

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Easy to Moderate
2/6
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12
Days

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Nepal - Lodge Trek - Langtang

Moderate
3/6
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I just wanted to drop you a quick line as we came back last week from our holiday in Nepal, where we stayed in your lodges and had one of your guides. My wife and I wanted to let you know that we thought the experience was outstanding. We were so impressed with the lodges, they were all lovely and had their own personalities. Some of the food we had in the lodges was incredibly

Tim Halloway - United Kingdom

One of the Greatest People

I apologize for the delay in my response. I will email you about the trip itself but I wanted to first send you my feedback on Karma (our trekking guide). We have traveled to many places with personal guides (Italy, France, Spain, Egypt, Galapagos, Costa Rica, Africa, etc) and I have never had anyone close to as great as Karma and his team.

David Moffett (Everest Trek)
United Kingdom

Most Complete Adventure program in Nepal

Ker & Downey offers the finest, most complete adventure program in Nepal. Our programs enable you to experience all aspects of this wonderful exciting country. Located in the Annapurna Mountains, we offer trails using purpose built lodges constructed and managed by an American company with 20 years experience in both Africa and Nepal.

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