3 star hotels in Kathmandu will be provided and in days during the trek you will have standard tea houses as accommodations. Rooms will be on twin sharing basis and you will be charged extra if you need a single room. Cases may be different for solo travelers and odd numbered groups or genetically different peoples travelling together. Standard teahouses will be provided during the trip days.
During a Tea House trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the Tea House, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants. And of course Nepali milk tea is served everywhere.
The best seasons to join this trek are autumn and spring. The weather is clear and views are breathtaking. Winter obviously is a good choice but you need to withstand strong colds. Summer or Monsoon will be affected by rainfalls but a good choice if you are into botany.
Easy trek. Previous experience not required, you should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking.
CLIMATE AND BEST TIME FOR THE TREK:
The best seasons for this trek are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). The nights are chilly cold but the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 30C). Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible; please contact us for weather condition on those months. The weather is clear and views are breathtaking. Winter obviously is a good choice but you need to withstand strong colds. Summer or Monsoon will be affected by rainfalls but a good choice if you are into botany.
ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK:
GHH Team provides you 3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Lodge/Teahouse during the trek and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. All have a spacious dining room-lounge. We will accommodate you and group in local lodge available each day. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary. And there is 4-5 star luxury accommodation available in Kathmandu as well so, if you prefer to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu then please write us for the cost and the detail. If you want the accomodation with low budget you can contact us and inform about the grade of accomodation you want.
We will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour.
ELECTRICITY BATTREY RE-CHARGE:
There are electricity in many of the places during trek where you can re- charges your camera batteries. You can charge your spare batteries as well.
FOOD ON TREK:
Meals are included in our price. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you stay and lunch at the lodge available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer). The drinks are not included in the package above.
WATER ON TREK:
We recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free. You have option of buying bottled water or boiled water. You can find safe drinking water at safe drinking water stations along the trail.
GROUP LEADER AND CREW FOR THE TREK:
We provide Trained Trekking Guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek).
JOIN A GROUP OR PRIVATE TRIP:
Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis. If you are looking for a group to join this trip please check our fixed departures dates link for availability, dates and price. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families colleagues, you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 maximum 100 at a time).
If you want to do something that is not included in our package then we are ready to tailor a trip to suit your exact requirements.
PERSONAL EXPENSES DURING TREK:
Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as all the meals are included, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in some places), if you do not drink alcohol and do sopping then 12-15 USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks.
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 15% of the total tour cost as tips. You can do this if you feel the services have been good.
COMMUNICATION SERVICES DURING TREK:
During this trekking you have an access to good telephone/mobile facility.
GEARS AVAILABLE IN KATHMANDU:
Its not necessary to spend a lot of money buying extra equipment and clothing before your trip. Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.
A TYPICAL DAY ON A TREK:
Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the days walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoons walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the days adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.
OUR MEETING AND GREETING IN KATHMANDU:
You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a meeting and greeting service at the airport. You just pass through the Customs and come out of the Terminal building where you will see someone standing with a placard with either GHH Team or your name written on it. Our airport representative or tour officer will greet you and transfer you to the hotel.
The itinerary for the trek should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original program.
We ensure liability as per indicated itinerary and list of services. If the trek is cut short or completed earlier than the projected period upon clients wish, we shall not be responsible or make refund against unutilized days or services. Clients need to pay extra for Hotels/services incurred in Kathmandu or elsewhere in such cases.
INSURANCE / RESCUE / EVACUATIONS:
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you've insured yourself before doing the trip. Common sense dictates this. Its good for you and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of trekkers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At GHH Team, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face, we do not encourage camp fires and use kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now provide solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.
Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.
In addition to this trek, we can organize extensions your Trip both within Nepal and other neighboring countries. Pokhara, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, it would be nice and relaxing for you to spend a day or two taking in the sights and sounds of this scenic City of Lakes or you may want to try water rafting or a jungle safari or Lumbini Tour or do a Nepal Cultural Tour. You may as well want take a trip to Tibet or Bhutan, whichever appeals more to you. We have several adventurous, beautiful, luxurious and relaxing packages which we can recommend you for your trip extensions. Contact us for the trip extensions.
You are required to make 20% payment in advance in order to book this trek along with your passport copy and the flight Detail (Arrival Detail) and the remaining 80% balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal. You have options of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail.
- These trip notes represent the most current information for this itinerary however there might be changes recently so, contact us for the up to date information.
- Note: A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch and D- Dinner
- Itinerary- The above itinerary should be taken only as a guideline; it could change due to fluctuating weather patterns, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions related to the environment. In case of any trek Itinerary alteration or if it needs to be re-routed to other areas, your Group Leader or senior Sherpa Guide will make the final decision after consulting the group.