Extend Your Adventure
You don't ever want your holiday to end while you're having the adventure of a lifetime. Why not extend your holiday and make the journey last?
You may have many choices to extend your adventure as per your interests, time length and budget before and after trip or throughout your adventure, please inform to our travel expert’s team regarding the program that you might want to add from some activities given below.
Helicopter Tour, Bunjee Jumping, Skydiving over Mt.Everest, River Rafting, Day Hiking, Temple visit, Paragliding, Zip flyer in Pokhara, Wildlife safari, City Tours, Biking Tour, Canyoning in Nepal, Nepal Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking Tour Nepal, Ultralight Mountain Flight etc.
13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners during the trek, fairwell and welcome dinner in Kathmanu.
Nature Himalaya will serve you breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek. Breakfast and dinner will be served within the same lodge wherever you stay at night and lunch on the way to the next destination. Most tea house/lodges in the mountain region, currently serving a large choice of meal with western friendly cuisines like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Before your final departure, we will serve you a farewell dinner in Kathmandu where we will get enjoy an authentic and typical Nepalese food.
2 nights in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara at a 3-star category hotel and 9 nights during the trek in the mountain.
You will stay in a standard (deluxe) hotel in Kathmandu and tea house lodge during the trek in the mountain. All the accommodations you will get twin sharing basic and also single supplement will be available on request with extra price in Kathmandu and lower elevations in the mountain. However sometime in the higher elevation may be difficult to get a single room. Normally our company can arrange you a accommodation with attached bathroom/toilet, however, some places in the mountain, you might share your bathroom and toilet as a common.
Walking up to the higher altitudes too fast causes a serious medical condition enough to result in death. As you go up higher altitude, there is less oxygen in the air. Your body needs more time or days to adapt to such an environment. We advise you to consult with your doctor about your heart, lungs or blood diseases before traveling. If you got a light headache, loss of appetite, stomach disorders or fever are the symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS).
During your trekking in the Himalaya we suggest you that increased altitude gradually, drinks lots of liquids and Garlic soup but avoid alcohol, smoking and using sleeping tablets and overexertion, use preventive medicines, don’t walk alone, don’t climb higher if you get even mild symptoms of altitude sickness and descend immediately if your AMS get worse, never leave anybody alone with signs of AMS and dress warmly when trekking.
Traveler's safety is the most supreme concern while traveling with Nature Himalaya, so your guide has the authority to change or cancel any part of the itinerary if necessary due to safety concerns. Your guide might be compulsive to do it all due to a bad weather, the worse health condition of a group member or any natural circumstance. Your guide attempt to ensure that the trip runs as per itinerary plan however please be ready to be flexible if needed.
A couple of Rules
Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and especially the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Also Illegal drugs are not allowed. Using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Similarly, the flying of drones is prohibited in Nepal. Your guide has the right to eject any member of the group if these illegal activities are found.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) are the best months for this trip. Although this trip can be organized even in winter season for those travelers who are physically fit on such a coldest temperature.
Travel insurance is required in to join on any of our adventures. When choosing a travel insurance policy please tolerate in mind that every client should have medical coverage for repatriation and emergency rescues like helicopter, treatment and the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, and loss of baggage and private effects. If you have Credit card insurance we need the proof of purchase of the trip with a Credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their collaborating insurance firm, the extent of coverage and emergency contact phone number. Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.
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Physical Condition & Experience
It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is needed to adopt this trip. This is a moderate adventure that suitable for most of the travelers who have the ability to walk at least 6-7 hours daily with a light backpack without the help of another person. In some days we'd need to climb up or down even for 7 to 8 hours. Walking in higher elevations is more physically harder than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive perspective and strong determination, we can complete the adventure successfully. Existing hiking experience would be an advantage; however, no technical expertise is needed for this journey.
Travelers with a pre-existing medical condition like heart, lung, and blood diseases shall inform to Nature Himalaya before booking your journey and additionally we advise that you simply consult your doctor(s) before the trip.
Trip Leader & Staffs
Every trip we organize is accompanied by a professional and experienced guide who is always tending to make your trip an unforgettable and the best trip without any hassle as possible. We also use local guides and porters where we expect more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting.
Our guide will give an information about the historical, cultural, religious, peoples, social features, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
What to Pack
The following checklist is an instruction to help you pack for your trip. As we moving most of the time, we suggest you pack only what is necessary as possible. Your travel bags will be carried by the porter. The maximum porters are allowed to carry is 20 Kg/44pounds and we suggest you carry a day-pack with your valuables or anything important on your own. Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu, but you will need to take all your trekking gear with you. Please note that you will be sharing the duffel with a fellow trekker from the group during the trek and also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trip length.
Please read the following checklist what you need to bring for this trip.
Required Documents and Items:
Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets)
Insurance info with photocopies
Passport with photocopies and 2 extra passport size photos
Visas with photocopies,( visa can be easily obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport))
Vouchers and pre-departure information
Cash (in Dollars, pounds or Euros) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying restaurants and hotels bills and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Down Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)
Sleeping bag and liner, 4 seasons (available for purchasing or renting)
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Body-wears (from head to foot)
A warm hat that covers your ears
Hat normal (optional)
SunglassesThermal base /Warm Layers
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal with extra batteries and bulbs)
Shawl or scarf (also useful for dusty conditions and temple visits)
Modest clothing that covers shoulders and knees (Long pants, long skirts, shirts)
Windproof rain gear, rain jacket
Down jacket, Sleepwear
Moneybelt, Warm gloves, Waterproof gloves
Hiking trousers, fleece or woolen trousers, waterproof shell pants
Sandals for wearing around camp in the evenings,
Boots with spare laces, running shoes or sandals, Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only- optional
Thin, lightweight inner socks and heavy poly or wool socks(2 pairs each)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/ or 1 large duffel bag
A medium sized day packs to carry the things that you will need during the day.
Locks for bags and duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) and Personal Hygiene
small quick drying towel, Multi-purpose soap, Deodorants, Nail clippers, Face and body moisturizer, Female hygiene products, Small mirror, Personal Hygiene, Tissue /toilet roll, Anti-bacterial hand wash
Binoculars (optional), Watch and alarm clock,
Ear plugs, Reading book, guidebook, etc,
Paper, magazine, and pen. etc
Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
iPod, Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Any playing goods for passing our leisure time while we are in teahouses and or camps
Lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, band-aids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, extra prescription medicines you may be taking.
Repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit, 1 compass or GPS(optional), 2 water bottle minimum 1 liter (Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best), 1 small folding knife, 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish bags.
On your arrival time at the Kathmandu airport, Nature Himalaya representative will be waiting to welcome you with a card with your name. You will be now greeted with a garland made from fresh flower and smile. Then you will transfer to the hotel in our private car. If there will be any changes to the flight schedule, in missing of affiliation flight you are requested to inform us by calling or sending text or writing email or if any reason you are not met at the airport by our representative, please make your way to the joining point hotel via taxi that available for about 700-800 NPR in front of arrival terminal. Please be aware of people wanting to assist you with your luggage as they will ask for money once you get to your taxi.
After some refreshments, you will be invited to visit our company where our representative can organize a short meeting soon, right through that you will meet other trip participants and will be brief you about specific aspects of the trip. A welcome note will be left for you in the hotel with all the necessary information regarding the meeting time. If you arrive late, we will leave you a message mentioning what time and where you should meet the next morning.
We expect that all our travelers can able to begin their trip as scheduled, however, if you are unable to start your trip as scheduled by any reason, please inform us and also your booked hotel or refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we suggest that you make your own way to the starting point hotel, following the joining directions and you may apply to our counter on your return for a refund of the transfer price if this occurs.
Visas and Entry Requirements
Nepal Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan airport. you need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: single entry visa valid for 15 days - US $25: single entry Visa for 30 days - US $40 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $100. Visa arrangement is on your responsibility before you travel
Trekking in Nepal is really a marvelous accomplishment, from the Himalayan landscapes to the rich cultural ethos, visit beautiful ethnic Himalayan settlements and villages, the journey to destinations at the beautiful river valleys harboring unique terrains, walk on winding trails passing through heavenly alpine forests and green pastures that are undeniably awe-inspiring!
Trekking can be difficult in some parts, with a lot of uphill and downhill climbing, however, walk at your own pace – slow and steady is the way to go – being fit or unfit isn't the primary control here, it is how you deal with altitude. Do not rush! The only reward for trying to prove something by being first is a splitting headache, vomiting, and nausea! Climb slowly on at a steady pace, pause, standing to rest, don’t sit too much, usually, it's harder to get going again. Don’t care about whether others are ahead! The path is obvious, your guides keep track of where you are. There is plenty of time to walk at your pace regardless of how far behind you'll assume you are.
Bear in mind the sun is strong, wear sunscreen and sunglasses. It is colder than you think, especially in the wind, if you taking off layers while walking make sure to place them on again as soon as you stop or are in the shade, don’t wait to get cold.
Money requirements will vary for every person as per his/her habits spending money. Some travelers may drink more than others ‘whereas other travelers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing drinks, shopping, and tipping.
Currency exchange rates in Nepal is 1 USD = 110Nepalese Rupees (NPR), however, it may differ every day as per the market demand. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard; however, you can find it rarely in mountain regions. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they will charge a 2-4% transaction fee.
Tipping is expected (however not compulsory) in every hospitality. Tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service and an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your trip. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides, porters or drivers we use. You may do this on your own, or your guide will offer to gather the money and tip as a group. Tipping range is depending on the standard and length of the service (you may ask your guide for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture). Also at the end of each trip, if you felt your Nature Himalaya guide did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated.
Trip Specific Safety
We suggest the use of a money belt or neck wallet while traveling, for the safekeeping of your air tickets, passport, travelers' Cheques, cash, and different precious items and we suggest you leave your valuable jewelry in the reception of the hotel while traveling. Most of the hotels we use have a safety safe-deposit which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your baggage. When traveling in a group, please note that your guide has the authority to switch any a part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns.
During your trip, you will have some free time to follow your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Please use your own superior decision when choosing an activity in your free time. If you're doing any water-based activity we suggest only participating when accompanied by your guide. We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water-based activities has a balanced approach to safety.
Local Dress and restrictions variance
In Nepal, you may see some variance at a few young generations about their dress up and feelings However for your own comfort, we suggest modest clothing, covering shoulders; loose, lightweight, long clothing is respectful. When visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites and make sure you wear long pants and open your shoes and keep quiet before coming into the monasteries. When packing try and choose loose, lightweight, long covering which will keep you cool within the typically hot and wet climate in summers.
We suggest you have access to at least an additional USD $700 (or equivalent) cash as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when any the potential unexpected situation requires a modification to our planned route. This includes the USD $500 cash emergency helicopter funds that are mentioned in the Important Notes.
For this trip, you must be eighteen to travel alone and for minors’ travelers with a guardian over twenty-one years old, the minimum age is twelve.
We suggest that for much up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline and check in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport. Arrival times and baggage restrictions are going to take issue by airline and may modification at any time.
Porters play a very important role in most of the industries, and similarly, their requirements are more special in travel and trekking industry as well. Only the porters carry all the things to the remote regions where are no motorway facilities. We are firmly dedicated to porter rights. We make sure that all our porter's staffs are well paid well treated and provide the quality level of shelter, clothing, and footwear as per brutal environments demand. Every porter shall be treated in the case of sickness or sudden circumstance injuries with the same care and attention as other team members. As we are dedicating to improve their working conditions, our resources are available to aid them.
Group Size: Max 15, average 12
Nature Himalaya operates all trips for groups of any size as per our clients' request as possible but as per our many years’ experiences we realized a maximum of fifteen peoples and in average twelve is the most favorable size for a successful trip. On this trip, we arrange a guide, assistant guide (4 travelers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) for carrying luggage.
The Trekking Group
This trip will be organized by one guide, assistant guide (5 trekkers: one assistant) and porters for carrying baggage. This arrangement ensures that even if anybody among the group gets sick the trip can still go ahead as planned. As we've got many years of experience and feelings, a maximum of fifteen and on an average of twelve travelers in a group are going to prefer size for a successful trip. However, we are flexible to arrange this trip on any size even with a smaller or larger group as per the client’s interest and needs.
Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travelers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our independent trips are designed differently and single travelers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
All local flights are included in the price of your trip unless noted. Internal flight tickets are issued domestically and can be given to you before the flight departure.
Most of the hotels offer laundry facilities with a certain charge. If you want your own laundry, we suggest you bring non-polluting soap.
For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher to Nature Himalaya Account, or contact us.