Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Group Size: 15
  • Max Elevation: 5200m
  • Incredible trekking journey to the remote Upper Dolpo region
  • Three high Himalayan passes – Kang La, Saldang La and Jeng La
  • The serene beauty of Lake Shey Phokshundo
  • Amazing cultural and spiritual wonders of Upper Dolpa
  • Beautiful Buddhist monasteries and Bon Po cultures
  • Adventurous camping stay during the trek

Upper Dolpo Trek, which locates itself in the western Himalayan range of Nepal, is an exciting adventure into Nepal's remote areas. Due to its remote location and difficulty of access, trekking in this region is less popular than that of other Himalayan regions like Everest and Annapurna but offers the most brilliant insights into authentic Nepalese culture, civilization, and mountain range which are bordering Tibet. 

Dolpo is popular as the biggest district of Nepal which is predominantly a Buddhist and Bon cultural hub. The population in the Dolpo region is dispersed due to its mountainous topography. Upper Dolpo trek takes you to the incredible landscapes of the Dolpo region of Nepal where you will not only see the wildest nature and celebrate complete freedom at its best but will also explore and experience the delight of age-old civilization during the trek. Most significantly, you will get an opportunity to see the deepest freshwater lake, Phoksundo Lake during Upper Dolpo Trek.

The Upper Dolpo Trek brings you some incredible insights into the most ancient lifestyle of the people and stupendous views of the Himalayan range. Actually, people trek undertake Upper Dolpo Trek in order to explore the most traditional and unspoiled traditions including the trade activities of the people. You will also see the people of the Upper Dolpo region regard nature as an integral part of their daily life and they worship nature as a god. So, the trekkers will find nature unspoiled.  As a matter of fact, the Upper Dolpo trek is a fine choice for trekkers it is a blend of everything including exploration of unique culture, unbeaten trekking trails, awesome Himalayan ranges, and hospitable local ethnic people.

During your Upper Dolpo Trek, you will also trek across rugged mountain terrain, and fascinating culture and lifestyle. This venture also involves crossing some highly adventurous passes including  Kang La, Saldang La, and Jeng La which offer us the first-rated thrills of adventure. As a very remote region, the Upper Dolpo  Trekking area is limited to modern facilities including modern hotels and restaurants. Most of the nights are to be spent at homestays during the trek but, definitely, the experience you will get during your Upper Dolpo Trek will be unlike anywhere you travel. It means you are going to collect special moments during this trip. The people you will encounter are the most innocent people in the world.

Get mentally prepared to stay at homestays or local teahouses for accommodation during Upper Dolpo Trek. You will get very limited items of food because it is hard to board the foodstuffs from major cities and the cost is always high. Mostly, bread, noodles, Nepali Dal Bhat, chicken, etc are popular items of foods on the Upper Dolpo Trekking trail. The best time of the year for Upper Dolpo is Autumn ( Sep-Nov). Since the trekkers are going to cross the high passes, a high level of confidence and stamina are required for Upper Dolpo Trek. 

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Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m) and Transfer to the Hotel

You will arrive in Kathmandu today and this is also the first day of the trip. Magic Expeditions’ representative will welcome you at the airport and drive you to the trip hotel. There is nothing special planned for today. We will let you know the meeting time on your arrival. You have some free time today to explore the area where you will be staying. Or you can simply stay back at the hotel and take a good rest after a long traveling journey.

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

The afternoon today is busy with activities. We will take you on a visit to the heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will explore ancient and medieval heritages of spiritual, cultural, and historical importance. These sites are enlisted in the cultural heritage list by UNESCO. You will explore Swoyambhunath – the oldest monument of all in Kathmandu and an important Buddhist spiritual site, Patan Durbar Square – a medieval royal palace square and a local vicinity, Pashupatinath – an important Shiva temple area where Hindu people are cremated on the bank of River Bagmati, and Boudhanath – the largest Buddhist stupa in the world.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

After breakfast, we drive to the airport to get on the flight to Nepalgunj, popular as a major trade center in mid-western Nepal. An hour-long flight takes us to the mid-western city and gives us some time to explore some happenings there. We are staying overnight here in Nepaljung so we can walk around the city and explore the different areas. Back in the hotel, we prepared for the flight tomorrow to Juphal to start our trek.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Lodge
  • Nepalgunj
  • 150m

We drive to Nepalgunj airport for our spectacular flight to Juphal in Dolpa district. After about 45 minutes of spectacular flight with the sights of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of the Himalayas, we arrive in the Dolpa region. When we land at Juphal airport at Juphal village, we meet our whole trekking crew with all the stuff ready for our adventure. After sorting other stuff out for the trekking portion, we set off on the very first day of the trek to Dunai today. We reach Dunai after an easy walk along the Bheri River. Dunai is the district headquarters of Dolpa district. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Lodge
  • Dunai
  • 2140m

This trekking trip today takes us to Ankhe. We begin the trek after our breakfast at the lodge. Initially, we walk along the trail that follows the beautiful river valley. We walk across Thulo Bheri and Phoksundo River Valley and catch the trail to Ankeh.  Now, the path passes via the traditional settlements of Dhera and Raha and also goes through the deep forest. On the way we also catch an incredible view of Kagmara Peak and spectacular landscape in the region. Finally, arrive at Ankeh and stay at the local lodge. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Lodge
  • Ankhe
  • 2660m

The third day's trek to Renje consists of numerous ups and downs so it is tiring. However, we enjoy crossing suspension bridges over winding rivers and passing through magnificent landscapes. Also, celebrate the incredible walk via the lush forest to get to  Renje for an overnight stay. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Renje
  • 3104m

We are getting into the core Phoksundo region as a part of our today. We will trek to the deepest lake of Nepal, Phoksundo. We, initially, follow the trail along the Pungmo River which leads us to Palam village. Advancing the footwork, we climb a ridge that offers the view of Phoksundo Lake. Along with the lake, we also can see beautiful natural waterfalls. We walk down and pass the village called Ringmo and finally get to Phoksundo Lake. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Phoksundo Lake
  • 3610m

This day for acclimatization is required because you are already above 4000m and your body needs to adjust to the new elevation and the weather conditions.  We walk around Phoksundo Lake and explore the beautiful surroundings. We enjoy the serenity that persists around the lake. Trekkers also can go to explore the village called Ringmo. You will experience authentic Nepalese culture and the undisturbed mountain lifestyle of the people. Further, you can go around the village and visit holy monasteries

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Phoksunda
  • 3610m

We are going to enter an even more remote area on the trek today when we walk to Phoksundo Khola. The path advances and past the western end of Phoksundo Lake. Next, you will walk on a challenging rocky trail which finally leads to the trail that passes through beautiful meadows.  Then, following the trail along the river beach, we arrive at Phoksundo Khola.  

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Phoksunda Khola
  • 3507m

Today, you will enjoy the walk on the magical glacial valley initially. Next, we will ascend to beautiful sheep pastures which lead us to steep ascent. Although the pass and the ascent are challenging, you will be able to catch majestic mountain views on the way. We finally get to the village with a few lodges where we stay for overnight. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Bhanjyang
  • 4400m

Today's trek to Shey Gompa is challenging because we are going to cross Kang La Pass which is above 5000m. So, build up high confidence and get equipped with reliable equipment.  We ascend to the apex of Kang La Pass and enjoy dramatic mountain views.  We capture some beautiful moments spend some time there and trek down to the riverside. Next, we follow the trail along the river bank. Passing through incredible pastures and crossing the river several times, we get to Shey Gompa.  

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Shey Gomba
  • 4126m

This is the second day of acclimatization at Shey Gompa. Gompa is a monastery.  We spend this day exploring sacred historical Shep Gompa from 1665 and the Shey Village. We go around the village and the gompa and have incredible insights into authentic Buddhist and Bon Po cultural highlights. You will have both rest and amazing exploration today at Shey Gompa. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Shey Gomba
  • 4126m

Today, you will encounter another high pass above 5000m. So, be very confident. Initially, we walk along the trail that goes down via beautiful woods. Next, we will have a rocky trail leading up to the top of Saldang La Pass. Enjoy some dramatic mountain views from the past. Walk down along the long descent via traditional settlements before we get to Namduna Gaun. If you arrive at Namduna Gaun earlier, you can go to visit the monastery. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namduna Gaun
  • 4800m

In today's trek to Saldang Village, you will experience an old trade route to Tibet. Still, some people go to Tibet for trade rather than going to Nepali markets. The walk today is still tough, however, you will enjoy the walk via traditional settlements and some species of woods. Saldang village is a beautiful settlement with a few local tea houses

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Saldang
  • 3620m

Today, we have two options: trek to Sibu or trek to Yangze Gompa. Trekking to Yangze Gompa takes longer hours so we choose trekking to Sibu. But still some trekker prefer trekking to Yangze Gompa from Saldang. On the way, we pass many chortens, mani walls, and monasteries. We also pass Namdo village and Namdo monastery before we get to Sibu. Walking along the trail on the riverbank, we, finally, get to Sibu.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Sibu
  • 3942m

We begin our trek after breakfast. First, we are heading to the base of Jeng La Pass. Then, we follow the trail along the stream. This stream is Nam Khong Khola. We continue until we meet confluent. Now, the trails climb up to Jeng La Phedi passing through beautiful yak pastures. You will also meet yaks carrying loads on their back on this section of trail. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Jeng La Phedi
  • 4900m

First, we head towards Jeng La pass. The top of the Jeng La Pass offers us magnificent views of the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. Now, the trail goes down towards Tarap Valley. Passing this beautiful valley, eventually, we eventually arrive at Tokyu Gaun. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Tokyo Gaun
  • 4210m

We go to explore an ancient monastery before we head towards Dho Tarap. The trail, today, is magnificent passing through a beautiful river valley. We will enjoy experiencing incredible cultural and spiritual highlights before we get to Dho Tarap. We stay at a local tea house here. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dho Tarap
  • 4040m

We follow the trail along Tarap Khola initially.  We pass through a narrow gorge. Walking through remote settings in the mountains will be a magnificent experience. After leaving the trail along the riverbank, we get the trail that passes another gorge. Still, the landscapes and the remote setting are magnificent to see. Stay at the local lodge at Serkam.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Serkam
  • 3630m

Today, we will follow the trail that goes all the way down to Khani Gaun. The trail has a steep slope. We have to be very careful while striding down along this portion of the trail. Following the trail along Tarap River take us to Khani Gaun. Before getting to Khani Gaun, we enjoy seeing some incredible views on the way. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Khani Gaun
  • 2550m

The work, today, is relatively, shorter and easier. On the way, we pass Lalberi village and begin our walk via the lush forest which leads us to the river bank. Following the trail along the river bank, we get to Tarkot. If we arrive in Tarkot earlier in the afternoon, you have two options either hike a few hours to Samdul Gompa or remain in Tarkot having rest. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Tarakot
  • 2280m

Today's trek to Dunai completes the full circle in the Upper Dolpo region. First, we pass Lawan village and begin the walk along the Bheri River. Ascending along the Bheri River, we arrive at Byas Gadhi. We cross the river and make a final ascent up to Dunai. Stay overnight at the local lodge at the district headquarters of Dolpo. 


  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dunai
  • 2140m

This is an easy walk to Juphal. Around 3 hours walk takes us to Juphal. For this, we follow the trail along the Bheri River again. Before getting to Juphal, we pass Rupgad, Dhupichaur, Motipur, Kalagaunda, and other settlements. We end our trek formally here at Juphal and wait for the next day's flight to Nepaljung. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Juphal

We first fly to Nepaljung in the early morning and board another flight to Kathmandu. We meet in the evening and offer you a cultural farewell dinner. 

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Our airport representative will help you to board the airport to catch your international flight homeward. 

  • BF
  • NON
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • Pick up and drop off service on your arrival and departure flights
  • All accommodations on the twin sharing basis (Hotels in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj/Camping in the mountains)
  • All major meals during the trek, breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Three cups of tea a day on the trekking days
  • Professional trekking and the necessary number of supporting crew members
  • All necessary permits for the trekking
  • All camping equipment for the trek
  • Flight from Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal and vice versa
  • All overland transportation
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • International airfare and travel insurance
  • Any kind of drinks (Except three cups of tea a day on the trek)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj
  • Any other personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide, porters and driver
  • Any other expenses caused by some unforeseen and uncontrollable situations that may arise during the trip

Useful Info

Trip Facts

  • The trip Starts and finishes at Kathmandu
  • Trekking Expedition starts and finishes at Juphal
  • Total Days: 25
  • Region: Upper Dolpa
  • Maximum Elevation: Saldang La Pass 5,200m
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj; Camping during the trekking days
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • Daily Average Trekking Hours: 6 hours

Necessary Trekking Equipment

To fully enjoy your trek, having the right trekking equipment is essential for both safety and comfort. The trekking equipment necessary depends on the type of trek, the time of year, weather conditions, the landscape, and the maximum altitude of the trek. A properly packed trekking backpack is light and also includes multipurpose clothing items. It is important for you not to forget the essential equipment for your safety and comfort on your trek.

Please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during the winter season (Dec – Feb). Not having the required trekking equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease the pleasure of trekking, but could also worsen case scenarios that could be life-threatening. It will also be a burden to you if you pack unnecessary equipment. For your ease, the following is the equipment that you have to bring with you. 


  • Trekking Boot: one Pair
  • Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1


  • Down  or Fiber-filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1
  • Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1
  • Warm cotton trousers: 2
  • Shirt and T-shirts: 4
  • Lightweight cotton long trousers :3
  • Long underwear: 2,  Short underwear: 4
  • Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
  • Lightweight gloves: 1, Raincoat:1
  • Heavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1


  • Basic first-aid box
  • Diamox tablets to reduce altitude sickness
  • Insect/anti-itch Ointment
  • Non-prescription medicine such as pain relievers, fever reducers, antibiotics, and ointments
  • Prescription medicine for traveler's diarrhea, Avmoine 
  • Female Sanitary pads
  • Hand Sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Medicine for Cough and Heartburn (It mainly happens when you go to higher altitudes)
  •  Band-aid
  • Ibuprofen and also paracetamol in case of fever 

Other Equipment

  • Day Pack at Least 25 kg
  • Water Bottle 1
  • Sun Cream 1
  • Sun Glass 1
  • Towel
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Laundry soap
  • Swiss Knife
  • Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards, and Personal Medical Kit.


  • Notebook and Pen
  • Toilet articles
  • Toilet Roll

For additional information, you can check our article  Trekking Gears Checklist

Teahouse trekking:

Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at a guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.

Carrying my stuff when trekking:

We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance with the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general, 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that is not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave it at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.

Normally each porter will carry 2 people's rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg. It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.

Can I drink the tap water:

We don’t recommend you drink tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

  1. Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
  2. Drinking ginger and lemon tea reduces the need for water consumption.
  3. Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavor.

Altitude sickness:

The more you ascend to a higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, and physical fitness, and those who drink a lot and smoke will likely suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep.

More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensation of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above-mentioned symptoms, inform our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.

Travel insurance:

It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standard policies cover you trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go.

Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website is correct): We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post Office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.

What is your cancellation policy:

If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Expedition  we will refund your payment in accordance with the following schedule:
75% refund of the total trip price for a cancellation made 14 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refund of the total trip price for a cancellation made 7 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refund of the total trip price for a cancellation made 3 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing your trip.

How will I get rescued if I am critically ill during the trek?

 Altitude sickness mainly occurs after you head above 2500m. You will not get altitude sickness symptoms below 2500m. Some of the altitude sickness symptoms are Nausea, Headache, loss of appetite, difficulty breathing, and dizziness. Acclimatization is the main thing that helps to prevent altitude sickness. But you can still prevent altitude sickness by drinking more water, avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours, and having a rest day every 600m-900m you go up.

However, one out of 10 people may catch altitude sickness even with all the preventions. We can take DIAMOX if we suffer from altitude sickness. But if the condition does not get well even after taking the Diamox, the guide will immediately inform the travel company. If you will be ill at any point of the trek you will be slowly taken to the lower elevation.  Then you will seek basic medical where our guide will help you, and then if it’s necessary or emergency you will be immediately sent to Kathmandu by emergency helicopter service. This is how you will get rescued if you will be critically ill during the trek.


The Importance of insurance in Upper Dolpa Trek

 Find the best policies that cover all the necessary events associated with Upper Dolpa Trek or other trekking areas. There will not be a relaxed trip without travel insurance. It is very necessary to be careful while choosing policies because some insurance companies do not include adventure trekking. Mostly many of the travel insurance covers only up to the elevation of 3000m but the Manaslu Base Camp trek will go beyond 3000m standing at the highest point which will be above 5000m.

We suggest you choose Your travel insurance that covers up to 6000m which you will be covered for the entire trek and shouldn't be worried about evacuations or medical assistance costs. Before buying your insurance, your insurer should be aware of the Itinerary of Magic Expedition and Tours. If you are planning for trekking in the Himalayas, Your insurance should cover emergency air service Helicopters and should include all the medical expenses. The emergency helicopter service would be very costly so If you have your insurance done you wouldn’t be worried. Your travel insurance should cover the cancelation policy because if you have to cancel a paid trek due to weather conditions, They can cover this expense. You should double-check that it is included on the top of the standard hospitalization cover. Some of the Travel insurances that are recommended are:-



What is Trekking and how it is different from climbing and hiking?

Trekking lies between hiking and climbing. Climbing is strenuous hiking is easier and trekking is neither tough nor easy. However, trekking also can be categorized into three different types: easy, moderate, and strenuous. It is meant to say dat trekking also can be strenuous according to the level of difficulty.

Trekking is a walk in the mountain. Trekking is for witnessing mountain views, going through the various settlements and flora and fauna, and being an integral part of nature in the wild.  Various species of floras and faunas, breathtaking mountain views, walking into the wild, stunning sunrises and sunsets, and experiencing local culture are the primary highlights of trekking.

Trekking, fundamentally, can be of two types. They are camping trekking and tea house trekking. A few decades ago, camping trekking would be very popular among trekkers but now tea house trekking is considerably preferred by the people. However, the most natural form of trekking is camping.

Certain procedures are to be completed to do trekking. Trekkers must join a valid travel company and have attained the required permits for a particular trekking trip.


How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

Nepal offers all three categories of trekking but the difficulty level depends on what category of trekking trip you choose. However, you will encounter a wide range of ups and downs during a trekking trip. Normally, a trekker has to walk in the mountain at least for 6-7 hours. Relatively, as the ascent rises, the more difficult the trekking will be. You will, normally, begin your trek in the morning at around 8 am after breakfast, tan, take a lunch break in the afternoon for an hour, and continue walking till 4-5 or sometimes, till 6 pm. However, some trekking trips are really easy you only have to work for 3-4 hours a day not getting much elevation. Therefore, choose a trekking trip to suit you're interest and stamina.

Is it safe to travel to Nepal?

Travelers have always found Nepal as a safe destination for various types of holidays. Previously, there was a war between the Nepal Government and Maoists for more than a decade but right now, everything is settled peacefully and a new constitution has been promulgated.  There is no domestic violence in Nepal at the moment.

Similarly, there is no threat for solo and female travelers traveling in Nepal. Security forces have been installed in every trekking and tour route. Moreover, there is internet and phone call access in every corner of the mountain region of Nepal. You can make an instant call to avoid any unforeseen circumstances. Also, an instant rescue is carried out as soon as you report to the concerned officials in case of danger. Therefore, Nepal is safe for traveling.


What are the minimum and maximum duration for trekking in Nepal?

Even for the shortest and easiest trek, trekkers have to allocate 3-4 days and the longest trekking in Nepal will be 22 days. The easier and shorter treks will be near the cities and the longer ones will take you to some of the most remote areas of Nepal crossing the adventurous high passes. So, you can plan a trekking trip according to the length of you're holiday. Also, you ask your travel partner to set the duration of trekking letting them know how many days you have.

Do I need some sort of training before going to Everest Base Camp or other trekking areas in Nepal?

Training is not required to go to Everest Base Camp, however, some other challenging trekking need some basic training. You are required to prepare yourself by boosting you're stamina by walking at least 5-7 hours at a higher elevation above 4000m for Everest Base Camp Trek and for other strenuous treks like the Everest Three Passes Trek, trekkers are required to learn very basic skills of handling crampons and ice ax. Otherwise, there is now such a trekking trip in Nepal that needs special training.

How safe is the water to drink in the mountain?

It is not recommended to drink water from the local taps and rivers while trekking in the mountains because the water may not be safe and may result from water-borne diseases which ultimately affect your entire trip. Therefore, you are suggested to get boiled or purified bottled water or you can apply water purification methods.

What are the basic tips for the beginner trekker who doesn’t have experience in the trek?

Do easier treks in the beginning. It means you can undertake a 3-5 day trek at the beginning at a lower elevation ranging between 2000 to 3000m. Then, gradually, go for a bit longer and, finally venture on the strenuous one. Before boarding on a trek, it is mandatory to do regular exercises and walk in the hills for at least 3-4 hours.

Do we need a guide or a porter?

The guide is mandatory but the porter is not. The government of Nepal has implemented the rule that the foreign trekkers must be accompanied by a guide, otherwise, they are not permitted to enter teh area they are going to. But, if you wish to carry you're stuff on your own, tan, a porter is not required. However, in some cases,   you require a porter too. So, you are suggested to fix all teh things regarding the porter and guide. Guide and porter will help you in many ways during a trek in teh mountains.

When is the best season for trekking in Nepal?

Autumn (Sep-Nov) is the best season for trekking in Nepal. Optionally, people also love to trek in Nepal in Spring( Mar-May). People, first, go to Autumn and then to Spring for trekking in Nepal. During these two seasons, there is no rain or snowfall in teh mountains. So, every trekking trip will be conveniently accomplished. Similarly, teh mountain panoramas are breathtaking.

What do we need to carry during my trek?

Normally, you require carrying a backpack if you're personal stuff, some light snacks, the garments to suit the temperature, a water bottle, sunglasses, a down jacket, reliable hiking/trekking boots, gloves, and some basic medicines in case you have some risks in teh mountain. For more details click teh link: Trekking Gears Checklist

What are the tea house and camping trekking?

Tea house trekking is different from camping trekking. For camping trekking, teh trekkers have to carry all teh required foodstuffs and equipment by themselves by hiring the team including teh tents to stay overnight whilst for teahouse trekking no such things are required to be carried except some personal clothing, light snacks, and basic medicines. Food and accommodation are provided in teh teahouse/guesthouse/hotel during teh trek. But, unlike that, for a camping trek, one is required to hire porters, cooks, Sherpas, and guides which are considered to be more strenuous. Therefore, trekkers love doing teahouse trekking rather than camping trekking these days.

What type of food will be served during the trekking?

If you are trekking near teh cities you will enjoy a variety of food items as you do get in modern restaurants but you will get teh food items like pieces of bread, noodles, dumpling, Nepali Daal Bhat, Pizza, and various curry items. Besides, egg items, seasonal fruits, and other local items of food will be offered to teh trekkers during their trek. You will have all three different meals at teh teahouse/guesthouse/hotel.

What are the permits required for trekking? Can I apply as an individual?

Every foreign tourist needs to obtain two types of trekking permits: a TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card and a National Park or any kind of Protected or Conservation Area Permit. If trekkers are not entering teh protected area, tan, they don’t require obtaining a Protected Area Entry Permit. Only teh TIMS Card will work. But, more importantly, if teh trekkers are going to a restricted area, they need to obtain a special area entry permit. dis is an extra. And, teh local government of teh Everest Region introduced a local area permit for teh development tourism of in teh region. If people are making teh trekking trip to the Everest Region, tan, they require obtaining dis local area entry permit too.

How high is the chance of getting altitude sickness and prevention?

Altitude cases are very rare. However, people, sometimes, get altitude sickness while going above 3000m. It is said dat no people get altitude sickness below 3000m and this is true too.

But, yes, it is also true that some people get altitude sickness while going above 3000m high. In case of getting teh altitude, it is required to report it to teh guide and if teh case is serious, teh trekker will immediately be evacuated.

To prevent altitude sickness, one must drink plenty of warm/hot water and soups. Smoking and drinking above 5000m are not recommended during trekking because they can decline teh stamina of teh body of teh trekkers. Have a balanced diet, use safe drinking water, and this sound sleep. If you have any minor problems like stomach ache, headache, dizziness, feeling light-headed, diarrhea, and fever, then, report it to your team leader as soon as possible.


How Nepal is safe for the solo woman traveler?

Nepal is safe for solo woman travelers. It can be supported with some authentic evidence. First, there are security forces all along teh trekking trail, even in a remote area. Second, everyone has access to phone calls and teh internet in Nepal right now. And, third, there is no violence, terrorism, sexual harassment, and any other kind of women's violence in Nepal. Even solo women can travel independently without any hassles and stress in Nepal. 


Do we need Travel Insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is a mandatory document to be carried by a traveler while traveling in Nepal. Bring authentic travel insurance that covers all kinds of risks that may take place during teh time you travel in Nepal. In teh case of you're rescue and other medications, you are required to present them to get treated and evacuated. So, dis is a must to bring teh document with you.

What currency should I bring? How much money should I bring?

To be frank, you are recommended to bring Nepali currency while you travel to Nepal. In major cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, you can use currency like USD, AUD, EURO, and teh like but when moving to teh countryside, you are expected to produce Nepali currency while making teh payments. For dis, you can simply use money exchange to convert your currency into Nepal rupees and also can use ATMs which aromatically convert your currency into Nepali ones.

It is hard to estimate teh budget you bring with you. It depends on how much you like to spend in a day. However, normally, you tend to spend 15-20 USD in a day excluding accommodation. If you choose luxury accommodation, it will cost you 30-50 USD. How much extra expenses you make, depends on you. So, you can manage teh approximate budget according to it.

How many hours will I have to walk per day?

Simply put, one requires walking 4-7 hours a day while trekking in Nepal. Teh walk will be in teh mountains passing through ups and downs and deep forests. Sometimes, one needs to walk up to teh top of the hill for teh whole half-day and walk down till they get to teh teahouse. dis is normal while undertaking a trekking trip. But, sometimes, if teh trek you choose is shorter and easier, tan, you don’t need to work very hard. Walking for 4-5 hours will be enough for a day.

Can we get Trekking Gear on rent?

Yes, you can do it. In particular, you can get various trekking gear shops in Thamel, Kathmandu from where you can either buy new gear or gear on rest. Gears on rent, sometimes, may not be reliable or may have some defects. Therefore, we suggest you get fresh gear for your trip which will help you make your entire trip more convenient and complete.

How will the company solve teh problems in the case of an emergency?

Yes, an emergency is always unforeseen. If we have an emergency, tan, we make a quick remedy. For dis, our entire team will assist each other in how to cope with teh risk in no time. If teh risk is mild and can be recovered, we do immediate first-aids but if teh risk is serious, tan, you will immediately be evacuated, brought to teh major cities, and treated. Teh company will completely be responsible for it. 

Is trekking in Nepal Expensive?

Actually, not. Compared to trekking in Bhutan, Tibet, and India, Trekking in Nepal is cheaper. Teh food and accommodations are relatively cheaper and even teh trekking gear. Extra payments are not to be made by travelers while they are trekking in Nepal. It means everything is clearly stated before you begin a particular trekking trip. No pressure is put on teh trekker for any kind of other extra payment except for teh services mentioned in the agreement.

What are the most popular trekking trails in Nepal?

Nepal offers certain marvelous trekking trails/trips to both domestic and international trekkers which include Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Poonhill Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Rara Lake Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Manaslu Trek. These are teh most popular trekking trails in Nepal which are done by thousands of trekkers every year.

What age of people can do the trekking?

There is no age bar for trekking in Nepal. However, children below 10-12 and those who are 70 or above are not suggested to trek. These people may not be able to walk in teh higher elevation of the mountain for at least a minimum of hours and may get problems. Otherwise, people of any age can go trekking in Nepal.

Where can we leave my luggage when we go trekking?

You can store you're personal luggage either in a hotel in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. Or, you can store it at teh office of the trekking company. They will store it safely. But, do not forget to take teh luggage tags and don’t lose them until you get you're luggage back.

How experienced will be my trekking guide?

The guide you are hiring will highly be experienced and responsible as well. He is authorized by teh company and he has to take good care of his clients until he accomplishes his trek. He is well-known for teh trekking route, mountains, local culture, and teh language he uses to communicate with you. Furthermore, he knows how to handle some sudden risks that may occur during a trekking trip. Surely, he will be friendly and hospitable.

Do I need extra days in case of cancellation of a flight?

Yes. The weather in Nepal is unpredictable. The weather in Lukla cannot be predicted. There will be delays in teh flights as well as sometimes teh flights might be canceled due to some weather problems. So, it will be better if you add an extra 2 days in the case of cancellation or delay of the flights.

What is the visa cost for Nepal?

For foreigners, teh Nepal tourist visa fee is USD 30 for up to 15 days, it is USD 50 for up to 30 and if you want to extend it for 90 days, it will be USD 125.

Are there any other outdoor activities in Nepal besides Trekking?

Besides trekking, Nepal offers other magnificent outdoor activities which include river rafting, jungle safari, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, bungee jumping, zip-lining,  helicopter tours, and mountain flights. All these outdoor activities are very refreshing and entertaining.

Do we need a guide or porter if I do solo trekking?

You don’t need a porter but you need to have a guide if you are planning to do solo trekking because no individual or group travelers are permitted to go in the mountain without a guide by the government of Nepal. So, take a guide and go for it.

How many tips should we give to our guide and porter?

Tips depend on you're satisfaction and happiness. It depends on how happy you were/ are with teh service they provided. But, after serving somebody, it is natural to expect something extra. The normal guideline for giving a tip is to prepare 10 USD for teh guide and porter per day. But, it doesn’t mean dat you cannot give less and much more than this.

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