Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Code

TTN-538

Difficulty Level

Strenuous

Accommodation

Hotel and Teahouse

Group Size

1-12

ALTITUDE

5416 m / 17769 ft

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to the traditional villages of Nar and Phu in an isolated Nar Phu Valley in Manang district.
  • Rejoice in the closest panoramic views of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli and neighbouring peaks.
  • Get acquainted with the cultural uniqueness and lifestyle of inhabitants residing in the hidden valley of Nar and Phu as well as Annapurna region.
  • Go to see the famed Tashi Lhakhang Monastery established by Karmapa Rinpoche.
  • Cross Thorong La Pass (5416 m), the highest point on the trek.
  • Pay a visit to Muktinath temple, one of the greatest pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhist.
  • Behold the sights of chortens, prayer flags, mani walls, monasteries formed on Tibetan Buddhism practices en route.
  • Explore the natural beauty of villages, rivers, forests, waterfalls, mountains, flora and fauna of the beautiful Annapurna Circuit region.
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara through the Kali Gandaki River Valley.

Trip Overview

Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit 18 days takes you to the isolated, little known villages of Nar and Phu in remote Manang district as well as offers spectacular classical trekking experience in Annapurna Circuit region.

Annapurna Circuit Trek begins following the quaint villages of the Marsyangdi Valley, crossing Thorong La Pass, Muktinath and finally comes to close upon reaching Jomsom. The journey is truly rewarding as you hike along the beautiful trails enjoying panoramic views of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range along with the spectacular scenery of mountain streams, waterfalls, lush forests, birds, wildlife and diverse vegetation. Plus, you will witness the cultural diversity of the Annapurna region where people of different faiths living in a harmony.

Nar Phu, the hidden valley at the edge of the Himalayas was newly opened trekking route which required a special trek permit for travellers. The traditional villages of Nar and Phu are uniquely located on the hilltop backed by Himalayan giants with an interesting rooftop houses and inhabitants of people with Tibetan origin. Their culture and lifestyle deep dive into Tibetan Buddhism practices and their livelihood centers around herding yaks, agriculture and trade.

The trail ladened with prayer flags, monasteries, chortens and the sights of locals chanting their beads make one feels traveling in the secluded hideaway of Tibetan region.

From Nar Phu Valley, we hike to Manang, a beautiful mountain town surrounded by Annapurna range and home to the highest lake of Nepal, Tilicho Lake. Crossing Thorong La Pass, we will reach Lower Mustang, the arid plain region with an exotic sites like Muktinath temple, skycaves, and Kali Gandaki river. After passing by Muktinath temple and reaching Jomsom, we take a morning flight to Pokhara from there. Further, the trek comes to close after returning back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

As the newly constructed road has shortened the lengths of hiking trails, getting to Nar Phu Valley can be the best options for travelers to explore the bustling country life of the Himalayas.

Every year, Trekking to Nepal organizes this adventurous trip in high altitude trekking region. Our trekking crews are highly experienced and dedicated who help you in every step of your journey to create a memorable experience of a lifetime. Join with us to explore the remoteness, spectacular scenery and cultural uniqueness of Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit region.

  • Detail Itinerary
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Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrive in Kathmandu

    Namaste. Welcome to Nepal. Upon exiting the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu; look for a “Trekking to Nepal” sign and meet our airport representative there. He will transfer you to the hotel. Take some rest and recover from your jetlag.

    In the evening, we’ll have an important group meeting in our office at Thamel. If you arrive after 4 pm, our trekking guide will meet you and introduce you to the trip. Otherwise, you can arrive earlier than 4 pm, and meet with our travel consultant for a pre trek briefing. Do not hesitate to ask any questions about trek during the meeting. 

    Note: Please bring your passport, two copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy for the meeting. Also, you need to clear the due balance, if any, and make sure you sign a legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

    Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.

  • Day 02

    Drive to Jagat (1100 m) by 4WD Jeep

    Duration: 8-9 hours

    Today, we will have an early start of the trip from Kathmandu to Jagat. We drive in Kathmandu Pokhara highway along the bank of Trishuli river. Upon reaching Dumre, we turn northeast and headed to Besisahar, the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek. From here, the road rises gently up following the Marsyangdi river passing by several waterfalls and bridges. Next, we drive past a wide valley and villages before arriving at Jagat, where we spend our night there.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 03

    Trek to Dharapani (1,960 m)

    Duration: 7-8 hours

    After breakfast, we embark on our trekking journey to Dharapani. The trek route follows the trail through lush subtropical forest before we reach Chamje. Next, a quick ascent leads to another beautiful village of Tal. From here, the windy trail rises gently up before arriving Dharapani where we stay overnight.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 04

    Trek to Koto (2,610m)

    Duration: 5-6 hours

    Continuing our hike along the forests filled with pine and oaks, we arrive at Bagarchhap village. From here, we can see the views of magnificent Annapurna II. We hike along the rugged yet beautiful trail, then walk past Timang village where the spectacular views of Manaslu and Peak 29 welcome us. We continue to climb through pine forests towards Chame before coming to Koto. Koto is a beautiful village with decent lodges situated on the junction of Marsyangdi and Nar rivers.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 05

    Trek to Meta (3,560 m)

    Duration: 7-8 hours

    Get ready for some challenging trek as we hike towards Nar Phu Valley today. We trek along the river banks, come across lush pine forests, mountain streams and suspension bridges before arriving at Dharamshala. The trail rises gently up towards Meta village walking past the beautiful forests. Soon afterwards, we reach the traditional village of Meta where we stay overnight. Enjoy the spectacular views of Himalayan giants.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Phu Gaon (4,080 m)

    Duration: 7-8 hours

    Get ready for some exciting trek today. Continuing our hike, the trail rises up and down along the Nar Phu valley. We cross several suspension bridges over the mountain streams along the way. Then, we arrive at the remnants of Khampa settlement where the Khampa refugees from Tibet used to live at one time illegally.

    We witness the ruined forts of villages there. Next, we keep on hiking along the rocky trail and come across Phu Khola before arriving at Phu village. This traditional village decorated with chortens and prayer flags is perched on a crag in the mountains that looks like amphitheatre.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 07

    Acclimatization day at Phu Gaon.

    Today is set for acclimatization to adapt ourselves in thin air at higher altitudes. We stroll around Phu village exploring the natural and cultural diversity of this hidden valley. We pay a visit to the oldest and famed Tashi Lhakhang Monastery. This monastery established by Karmapa Rinpoche has a reputation of being one of the greatest among 108 monasteries all around the world.

    Next, we go to see Himlung Base Camp for awe inspiring views of Mt. Himlung and neighbouring peaks. As we wander through villages, we get acquainted with the traditional lifestyle of villagers whose livelihood depends on cattle grazing, agriculture, and spinning wool from yak and sheep.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 08

    Trek to Nar (4,110 m)

    Duration: 6-7 hours

    Prepare yourself for trekking to traditional Tibetan villages of Nar today.  From Phu village, we descend down then crosses several suspension bridges over streams and run along the Mahendra Pul.  The route then turns to ascend towards Nar valley. The trek is full of changing landscapes as you will find monasteries and beautiful Himalayan peaks. After spectacular hours of trekking, we arrive at timeless Tibetan village of Nar where we stay overnight. 

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 09

    Acclimatization day at Nar

    We spend today strolling around Nar village. There are plenty of beautiful activities to see around Nar village like monasteries, and interacting with locals to get close insight of their culture and traditions. Most people of Nar village engage in livestock farming, agriculture, and trade. We find the locals weaving furs and blankets, spinning wool, planting or harvesting crops, herding cattle which offers insight into rural country life. You can get acquainted with the unique culture and traditions of native people and their faith in Tibetan Buddhism. You will encounter villagers chanting their prayer beads, and spinning prayer wheels on Gompas. From there, the spectacular view of Pisang peak is truly breathtaking.

    Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Ngawal (3,660 m) via Kang La Pass (5,306 m)

    Duration: 7-8 hours

    Get yourself ready early in the morning for some challenging, yet fulfilling trek. Today, we headed to Ngawal village crossing Kang La Pass along the way. It takes about 7 to 8 hours of hiking, so we embark our hiking journey before sunrise to cross Kang La Pass before midday. The steep path rises gently ascent up to 1000+ m, which might be challenging. However, the magnificent view of Annapurna range seen from the top of pass makes the tiring hike worthwhile. Next, we start descending along the switch backing trail, then gradually along rolling hills before arriving at Ngawal. Ngawal is a beautiful village surrounded by Annapurna mountains along with modern amenities.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Manang (3,500 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    After breakfast, we continue our hiking adventure towards Manang. We walk past lush forests and then arrive at Bhraka village. There is a very old monastery in Bhraka along with one of the oldest human settlements in Manang. En route, we witness beautiful mountains, changing landscapes, cliff top monasteries, schools and many more sceneries. Next, after a short trek of half an hour, we reach Manang, where we spend our overnight there.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 12

    Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    We have a nice morning hike towards Yak Kharka after taking breakfast. Leaving Marsyangdi valley, the trail rises gently up the Jarsang Khola valley. Along the journey, we enjoy scenic views of mountains, horses, yaks, and blue sheep grazing on the hills. We will notice thinning vegetation with changing landscape as we trek towards Yak Kharka. After passing by Tengi and Gunsang villages along the route, we will reach Yak Kharka where we spend the night there.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 13

    Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    From Yak Kharka, we hike to Thorong Phedi today. The trail climbs gently up and then descends towards the river. Upon crossing the river, the trail ascends to Thorong Phedi, also called Thorong Base Camp where we stay overnight there.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 14

    Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m)

    Duration: 7-8 hours

    Get ready for some challenging, yet exciting trek. We get up early in the morning by 4 am, and start hiking towards Thorong La Pass. Our goal is to cross Thorang la by 9-10 am as the weather condition may get worse during the day. The snow covered trail rises gently up to the elevation of 5416 m, ladened with prayer flags and chortens along the route. Upon reaching the top of pass, the incredible views of snow-covered peaks and Muktinath temple are truly rewarding. From here, we descend down towards Muktinath temple, the most popular Hindu and Budhhist pilgrimage site of Nepal.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 15

    Trek to Jomsom (2,710 m)

    Duration: 7-8 hours

    Today’s trek head towards Jomsom, a beautiful town of Mustang. We hike along the bank of Kaligandaki river enjoying the mesmerizing natural beauty of the surrounding. The landscape is more alpine desert like with dramatic contrasts. We can see magnificent views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri along the trail. Then, hiking for a few hours, we arrive at Jomsom where we spend a night there.

    Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 16

    Morning Flight to Pokhara

    Today we fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. It takes about half an hour to reach Pokhara airport. Upon arrival at Pokhara, we get to the hotel. In the evening, you can stroll around Lakeside on your own. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, shops etc. where you can visit to have a few drinks or buy souvenirs for your loved ones.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included. 

  • Day 17

    Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    Duration: 7-8 hours

    After having early morning breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu today. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner with cultural performances in a traditional Nepali restaurant. Enjoy and have a good time with your trekking crews before you go home. 

    There are endless opportunities to explore in Nepal. If you are further interested in extending the trip, there are several options such as Jeep Safari, Mountain Biking, rafting, climbing and many more. For more information, please visit our website.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

  • Day 18

    Transfer to the International Airport for Your Departure

    The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu for your flight departure. Thanks for travelling with us. We hope to see more of you in the near future. Namaste, and have a safe journey. 

    Breakfast included.

    The above itinerary is a standard template of what we provide. Also, we offer customized options where you can accommodate trips as per your requirements.

Price & Departures

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The price of this trip per person for the Small Group Journey is listed below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey which can be suitable for you, your family and friends. Discounts is also available which is directly subjected to the increase with the number of people in your group. Hence, bigger the group, better the discount. Therefore, group bookings are highly encouraged.

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Sat, 31 Oct 2020 - Tue, 17 Nov 2020 USD 1,600 Request for booking
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Sat, 31 Oct 2020 USD 1,600 Request for booking
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Price Includes
  • Accommodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights) and Pokhara (1 night) on a twin sharing basis. Breakfast is provided during your stay in hotel.
  • Guesthouse accommodation for 14 nights on twin sharing basis or dormitory style rooms during Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
  • Drive to Jagat from Kathmandu via Besisahar by 4WD, and tourist bus drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Domestic airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara flight.
  • All permits including Annapurna Conservation Area permits, Nar Phu valley permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • Airport and Hotel pick up and drop off with our private vehicle.
  • A dedicated, experienced, licensed English-speaking trekking guide to manage the entire trek.
  • Porter services to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter= 2 guests).
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments and medicines.
  • Trekking to Nepal’s duffel/kit bag and sun hat are yours to take.
  • All local and government taxes.
  • Official expenses.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking
Price Doesn't Include
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa. (You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15/30/90 days can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment (Click on the Equipment tab).
  • Tips/gratuity for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “Price Includes” section

FAQs

    Arrival and Visas

    • Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

      Yes, our airport representative will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal, displaying “Trekking to Nepal” signboard. After meeting up, you will be taken to your respective hotel in our private vehicle.

    • How do I get Visas to Nepal?

      You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. There are electronic registration machines in Kathmandu airport which read your passport, take your photo and print out visa form for immigration purposes. Further, we suggest you bring 2 copies of passport size photos (not necessary at Kathmandu airport), but it might be needed for documentation.

      You can also apply online within 15 days of your date of arrival in Nepal. For that, you require a valid passport, your hotel address and a recent digital version of passport size photo (size 1.5”x 1.5”). You can print out the confirmation receipt and show it to the Immigration officer along with visa fee in Kathmandu airport.

      A 15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please read this link about Tourist Visa.

      Also, you can follow this link- Department of Immigration to fill up online Tourist Visa form.

    • Do I need special travel insurance for trekking in Nepal?

      Yes. Our company only covers insurance for our team members. We recommend you buy a travel insurance in your country. Make sure your travel insurance covers adventure activities over a certain altitude (4000 m) and covers emergency medical as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation.

      Most importantly, if you are trekking in the mountainous region of Nepal, then you should plan ahead about possible challenges, especially altitude sickness, ill related health issues, accidents, flight delays etc. In such cases, the only possible way out of the mountains is helicopter rescue. So, we recommend you to have a travel insurance policy that covers the helicopter evacuation cost and medical services in hospitals while trekking in Nepal.

    • Do I need any extra documents?

      All you need is a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 2 passport size photos while travelling in Nepal. You are required to bring photos for trek permits.

    Expenditure and Travel

    • How much spending money do I need for Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days?

      Well, our Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days is inclusive of your accommodation, trekking permits, transportation, meals and other official expenses. (see price includes for more details). Besides this, the extra money you need during 18 days trek depends upon your spending habits. You can spend USD 10-15 per person for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. In addition, you can allocate USD 15-25 per day to buy snacks, water bottles, chocolates, wifi, hot showers etc. during the trek.

    • Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay a deposit later or do I have to pay a deposit at booking/reservation?

      You are required to pay 30% deposit at the time of booking and rest of the amount prior to the trip departure date. For this trip, you need to complete an online booking form along with 30% non-refundable deposit. You can pay the remaining amount in cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express Card) upon your arrival in Kathmandu, at our office in Thamel. Note that a 3.5% levy will be added as card processing fee by banks. (We are not liable for those 3.5% bank transaction fee).

      Read more details in “terms and conditions”.

    • What is your Cancellation Policy?

      Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the trip shall then be termed as cancelled and a cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

      If you do not cancel your trip prior to 20 days due to whatever reasons, you must be aware that the trip you’ve already bought is completely non-refundable as per our terms and conditions. If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid. If your trip is cut short due to weather/illness/personal reasons, there is no refund for unused accommodations.

      Moreover, you can postpone or transfer your booking to another person, if you have genuine reasons for not taking the trip. For instance: serious illness, death of a close relative or friend etc. In such cases, if all the requirements are met, you can postpone or change on another date, but an extra fee of $200 is required.

      For more details please read “terms and conditions”.

    • Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?

      Most places on the trekking route don't accept credit cards. So we highly recommend you to convert currencies into Nepalese Rupees or withdraw money from ATMs in Kathmandu or Pokhara before heading to Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek. Also, note that money exchangers do not accept credit cards in Nepal. Besides, few shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara can accept credit cards to some extent for your purchases.

    Accommodation and Communication

    • What kind of Hotel accommodation can I expect while trekking in the Annapurna region?

      We use three-star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara while trekking in Annapurna region. You will be accommodated in a standard room on a twin sharing basis including breakfast. Furthermore, if you need to stay extra nights in the hotel or need upgraded to 4 star and 5 star hotel accommodation, we can arrange it as you wish for an additional cost.

      During the trek, we use teahouses/lodges for our meals and overnight stay. Usually, local families manage teahouses in Annapurna region. The accommodation can be very basic, and functional. The rooms are clean, standard or a dormitory style on a twin sharing basis that include mattress, quilt or blanket for your convenient stay.

      Having your own sleeping bag is a good alternative to sleep comfortably as well. Sleeping bags as well as Down jackets are available for renting (USD 35) per item with us on a returnable basis in our office, Thamel.

    • Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms on the trek? If so how much extra will this cost?

      The single supplement cannot be guaranteed earlier due to overflow of trekkers in peak season. Again, when there is a decline in the number of guests, the teahouses can easily provide a private room without any additional cost. In particular, the accommodation during the trek will remain very basic, comfortable on a twin sharing basis and sometimes dormitory. On the other side, we can assure a separate room in major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara on the trek.

    • Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

      The hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara provides free locker facility. So, you can place all the luggage/clothing items you don’t require in the hotel during the trek.

    • Are the guesthouses heated?

      The guesthouses are not enabled with the heater or air conditioner in all trekking regions. However, most guesthouses provide bonfires or heating facilities in the dining area using kerosene or metal heaters. Also, note that some guesthouses charge an additional cost for the heating services.

    • Is camping allowed in the trek?

      No. There is no need for camping as we can find many tea houses for food and lodging in the trek.

    • Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms on the trek? If so how much extra will this cost?

      The single supplement cannot be guaranteed earlier due to overflow of trekkers in peak season. Again, when there is a decline in the number of guests, the teahouses can easily provide a private room without any additional cost. In particular, the accommodation during the trek will remain very basic, comfortable on a twin sharing basis and sometimes dormitory. On the other side, we can assure a separate room in major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara on the trek.

    • What type of toilet/bathroom facilities are available in the teahouses/guesthouses?

      You can find western style flushing toilets as well as adjacent squat toilets in the teahouses/guesthouses. Mostly, the bathrooms are not attached to the individual rooms and are shared.

    • Where do we go toilet along the trail?

      You can use the toilet facilities provided by guest houses along the trail. Otherwise, if you arrive in places without guesthouses or public toilet in those regions during the trek, then you need to find some privacy and experience outdoor toilet adventure.

    • Do I need to bring toilet paper for the trek?

      Yes, we suggest you bring toilet paper along with hand sanitizer and towel for your conveniences. Indeed, toilet papers are available to buy on the guesthouses. So, no need to worry about it a lot.

    • Are hot showers/wash facilities available on the trek?

      Well, it depends on where you stay. Most teahouses in the trekking region provide hot showers at considerable cost. At higher elevation, the water gets frozen most of the time. So, you can get a bucket of hot water by paying an extra $2- $5 for hot showers.

    • Are there any laundry services available on the trek?

      Some teahouses provide laundry services for payment of an extra charge. But, it’s not guaranteed that your clothes will dry on the same day. There is a possibility that you can wash some clothes during acclimatization days. However, we suggest you pack enough clothes on the trek and wash them after returning back to Kathmandu.

    • Can I charge my electronic gadgets during the trek?

      Yes. There are tea houses and lodges that provide charging facility for electronic gadgets upon paying extra fee.

      Note: The power plugs and sockets used in Nepal are type C, D and M. The standard voltage and frequency of electricity in Nepal is 230 V and 50 Hz respectively. This means if your electronic appliances state ‘INPUT: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz’, you can used to recharge in every country all over the world. Otherwise, make sure you bring universal travel adapter that is compatible for all kinds of devices in the trek.

    • Are there any means of communication and internet access while trekking to Annapurna region?

      Yes. There are telephone services and 3G coverage available in the Annapurna region. Most trekking routes have been equipped with internet access and telephone services. However, being a remote mountainous region, there may be poor internet connection and uninterrupted coverage cannot be guaranteed. Likewise, our trekking guide has a cell phone from which you can make a phone call. Also, we recommend you to buy a local sim card, Ncell in Kathmandu and use it for communication and internet access during the trek.

    Foods and Drinking Water

    • What kind of foods are offered on the trek?

      We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Trek. Most importantly, it is mandatory for all trekkers to take breakfast and dinner at the teahouse where you stay overnight. Likewise, lunch will be served at teahouses en route where you can order food as per your choice.

      Usually, the typical Nepali food: dal (lentils), bhat (rice) and tarkari (vegetable curry) are served on the trek. These foods are highly nutritious and give you sufficient energy for the trek. Besides, other typical meals include delicious vegetarian foods such as pasta, noodles, french fries, boiled eggs, pancakes, omelets, toast, momo, garlic soup and many more dishes. In addition, we let trekkers choose hot drinks from the menus at the tea houses. Also, you can find meat dishes, but we suggest you to choose vegetarian meals for health reasons as the local meat available is not hygienic.

    • Is the food in the mountain region prepared to international standard in terms of safety?

      Yes. The food provided at tea houses during the trek are very safe and hygienic. We recommend you to eat local food, vegetarian meal and avoid meat for your health reasons. Please follow the suggestions of our trekking guide when ordering food in the tea houses.

    • Is it safe to drink water in the trekking region?

      For health concerns, it is unsafe to drink all types of natural sources of water in the trekking region of Nepal. So, we suggest you drink bottled mineral water, boiled water, and use purification tablets or iodine for tap water. Another possible option is using SteriPEN for water purification.

      You can purchase bottled water and boiled water at the tea houses in the trek region. As you sweat a lot when hiking to higher elevation, you must drink plenty (4-5 liters) of drinking water, hot drinks and soups each day. So, make sure you are hydrated well to avoid altitude sickness and muscle cramps in the trek.

    • Is there any problem regarding foods for vegetarian during the trek?

      This is not a problem at all because mostly the mountain teahouses serve vegetarian meals. In addition, all the meals we serve during the trek include vegetarian dishes. Moreover, we highly suggest our trekkers to avoid meat dishes as the local meat is not hygienic and refrigerated properly.

      Note: Please inform us if you have any diet restriction prior to the trek start.

    Transportation

    • Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

      Yes. You should book your own international flights to and from Nepal.

    • What mode of transportation do you use?

      For Kathmandu airport pick up and drop off, we use our own private vehicle. Moreover, it depends on group size, and we mostly use cars, minibus, vans or 4WD SUV as means of transportation for reaching domestic airport and city sightseeing tours. We embark on our journey by 4WD vehicle from Kathmandu to Jagat via Besisahar. After completion of hiking, we take a domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Next, we use a tourist bus while returning from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

    • Do you use yak/porter on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

      During the trek, we provide 1 porter for 2 people each. The weight limit of a porter is 15 kg/33 lbs for each person. During the trek, our porter will carry your duffel bag. Similarly, you need a backpack for carrying your personal belongings like cameras, water bottles, sun cream and other daily essential items. So, we suggest you pack your equipment carefully without exceeding the weight limit.

    • What is the weight limit for Jomsom flight?

      The weight limit is 15 kg/ 33 lbs for Jomsom flight including both your duffel bag (10kg/22 lbs) and backpack (5kg/11lbs). If you exceed the weight limit, you need to pay an additional cost, $2-$5 per kg in the airport. So, we suggest you to pack your bag carefully considering the weight limits for Jomsom flight.

    Season, Weather and Temperature

    • What is the best time to do Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek?

      The following months are the best time to do Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek: February, March, April, May, June, October, November, and December.

    • What is the weather and temperature like when trekking in the Annapurna region?

      One of the most unpredictable elements of the mountain is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything.
      Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime hours in the Annapurna region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 C (77 F), only to dip down as low as -5 C (23 F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.

      Spring – March / April / May / June

      Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Annapurna region, although because of this, it can become somewhat crowded. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen and the many different species of flower are visible in the lower altitude.
      During springtime, the average temperature is 20 C (68 F), with a maximum of 25 C (77 F), during sunny days and a minimum of 0 degrees C (32 F), in the morning and at night for areas above 2500 meters.

      July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season

      This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes. There are positive sides of trekking during the monsoon months as the excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it’s also the best season to avoid the crowds.
      During this time, the average temperature is 25 C (77 F), with a maximum of 30 C (86 F), during sunny days and a minimum of 5 C (41 F), in the morning and at night for areas above 2500 meters.

      Autumn – End of September / October / November

      Similar to springtime, autumn in this region is also a crowded season, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible views from just about every angle. The average temperature during the fall is 20 C (68 F), with a maximum temp of 25 C (77 F), during sunny days and a minimum of -5 C (23 F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 2500 meters altitude.

      Winter- December/ January/ February

      Winter start from mid December till mid February in this region. People still like to trek in this month due to fewer crowds.
      The average temperature during the winter is 10 C (50 F), with a maximum temp of 17 C (62.6 F), during sunny days and a minimum of -10 C (14 F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 2500 meters altitude.

      The above temperature is based on outside of the guesthouse temperature. No need worry about the cold temperature as we provide the sleeping bag plus the extra blanket to make sure our clients are warm enough during the time of need.

    Health and Safety

    • What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?

      Our trekking guides are highly experienced, professional and well trained for higher altitude first aid training and related problems. They can measure your oxygen level in blood using oximeters and provide first aid if needed. Our guide carries medicine and a first aid kit during the trek. Besides, our guides carry a cell phone and keep on updating about the trek in our head office Kathmandu every day. If you deal with sickness or accidents, our guide will accompany you throughout the trek and ensure your safety and wellness. In case of emergency, our guide will manage helicopter rescue for your medical treatment in Kathmandu. However, the cost of helicopter charter is solely borne by trekkers.

      Make sure that your insurance policy covered medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescue in high altitude regions above 4,000 m; otherwise the cost is expensive in the mountain region. Only if you have purchased a valid travel insurance policy that covers helicopter charter and medical evacuation, then you can claim for reimbursement with your travel insurance company. In that case, we can help you with providing money receipts for your claim.

    • What immunizations will I need?

      Vaccinations are not mandatory for this trip. Still, we recommend you are vaccinated against diphtheria TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus for your safety. We suggest a dental check up prior to the trek and be aware of your blood group type. Likewise, if you have any pre-existing medical conditions we recommend you to inform us while booking the trip.

    • If I am sick can I continue the trek next day after a day rest?

      Well, it depends on your sickness level. You should talk with your guide about your health and take necessary measures. If you get sick at a higher altitude, you need to descend at a lower altitude and take rest (3-7 days) for recovery. Depending upon your situation, our guide will put you in the next trekking group coming up in the trek. Your health matters, so you can take a rest until recovery and catch up with the next group.

    • Do you guys have a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)?

      Yes, we do have PAC. Annapurna Circuit Trek is around 4,000 m level (mostly), so it may not always required. Surely, we can provide PAC if necessary with additional fees on payment. Otherwise, you can hire oxygen cylinder from guest houses also. Please note: if you are using oxygen cylinder in the Annapurna region, it can be expensive. So make sure that you have travel insurance that covered your emergency medical expenses at higher altitude.

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    Trip Departure and Extension

    • All your departure is guaranteed to run?

      Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants. Also, we make arrangements for one person and a private trip as well. You can make inquiries while booking the trip.

    • I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

      Yes. There are so many options and choices available to extend your holiday before or after the trek. Please visit our website for more information about treks and tours in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet.

    • Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

      Surely, you can add extra days during Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek. You need to pay extra cost that includes additional cost to cover food, accommodation, guides and porters. If you are interested in adding extra days for the trek, you can consult with your guide so that he will update us in head office, Kathmandu. After getting all the details regarding your individual choices from our guide, we can make the necessary arrangements accordingly. This option is more convenient and feasible for a private trip. On the other hand, if you are in a group, this option is limited, and often should be arranged properly. So, we highly encourage you to ask us in advance or talk with your guide or trekking group members so that we will manage it accordingly.

Equipment Lists

The following gives you a general idea of trekking equipment and clothing that you should bring for Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days. 

Packing suggestions:

  • The weight limit for Jomsom Pokhara flight is 15 kg/33 pounds combining both duffle bag and  backpack. So, we suggest you pack carefully without exceeding weight limit. 
  • The duffel bag is carried by porter where you can keep your heavy items. 1 porter will carry 2 people bags and should not weigh more than 15 kg/ 33 lbs for each person.
  • A complimentary Trekking to Nepal duffel bag is provided that you can keep yourself. You can leave the rest of your luggage in the locker facility available at the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • We suggest you to pack your clothes in ziplock bags to protect them from rain and moisture. Ensure that you have a waterproof cover in your backpack that you use to carry essential items such as money, cameras, toiletries just to name a few.
  • A 4-season sleeping bag is available for renting with us on a returnable basis. 
  • Down jacket is a must to wear at all times above 4,000 m elevation. Down Jackets are available for renting with us on a returnable basis.

We advise you to pack the following items for Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek 18 days.

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat (We provide you a complimentary sunhat)
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer

Hand

  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (for women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants

Feet

  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Other essential important items

  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries (Include toilet paper, wet wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap)

Medicines and First Aid Kit

Please Note: Our guide will bring the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring personal medical kit.

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

Optional

  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snacks (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player.
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and batteries)
  • Pee bottle for man and pee funnel for woman.

Terms and Conditions

Trekking to Nepal is owned and operated by Ace the Himalaya, a reputed trekking and tour company based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

These booking terms and conditions mentioned here establish a legally binding contract between Ace the Himalaya and you (Client) for our services. Please read our terms and conditions carefully prior to booking a trip with us.

Bookings (Nepal and India Trips)

You can process a booking via our website, our third-party websites or email us at info@trekkingtonepal.com.

Our trip prices are in USD. If you are booking the trip with us and making payment in your local currency, then the same day exchange rate set by Nepal’s Central Bank is applicable when converting your local currency into USD.

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 30% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • THE 30% DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE.
  • For Nepal trips, the remaining amount can be paid in USD/Credit card on your arrival day or pre-trip meeting at our office or hotel.
  • While for an India trip, the remaining balance should be paid in USD by bank transfer or Credit card at least 20 days prior to the trip departure date.

Bookings (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 50% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • THE 50% DEPOSIT IS NONREFUNDABLE.
  • The remaining balance should be paid in USD/Credit card a minimum of 20 days before the trip departure date.

Last Minute Booking

  • For Nepal and India trips, we accept the last minute booking 10 days prior to the trip departure date, only if we have space available for the trip and full payment is then required.
  • For Bhutan and Tibet trips, we will accept your last minute booking 20 days prior to the tour departure date; full payment is then required.

Payment Method (Applicable for all trips)

You can pay via wire transfer or credit card payment.

Swift/ Wire Transfer in USD
Account number:  01901576560029
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
SWIFT:  HIMANPKA
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Swift/ Wire Transfer in NPR
Account number:  01901576560018
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
SWIFT:  HIMANPKA
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Note: We are not liable for the bank transaction fee and should be paid by the customer.

Credit Card Payment

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express Card, and a 3.5% levy will be added as a card processing fee. We are not liable for those 3.5% bank transaction fee and is not affiliated with the total cost of the trip.

For secure and quick payment by credit card, you can fill up our direct payment form.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Nepal and India Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 20 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 20 days prior to the trip departure date, then 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 20 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 30 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 30 days prior to the trip departure date, then 50% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 30 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid.

Reschedule the Trip (Nepal, India and Bhutan)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 20 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 20 days prior to your new departure date.
  • A FEE OF USD 200 PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU POSTPONE OR PREPONE OR TRANSFER YOUR TRIP TO ANOTHER PERSON NO LESS THAN 20 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP DEPARTURE DATE. THE CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO FIND ANOTHER PERSON FOR TRANSFERRING HIS/HER TRIP.

Reschedule the Trip (Tibet)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 30 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 30 days prior to your new departure date.
  • A FEE OF USD 200 PER PERSON WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU POSTPONE OR PREPONE OR TRANSFER YOUR TRIP TO ANOTHER PERSON NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE TRIP DEPARTURE DATE. THE CLIENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO FIND ANOTHER PERSON FOR TRANSFERRING HIS/HER TRIP.

INCOMPLETE TRIP

IN CASE OF ANY FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE TRIP, FOR WHATEVER REASON, BY THE CLIENTS, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY REFUNDS FOR ANY MEALS, ACCOMMODATION OR ANY SERVICES NOT USED DURING THE TRIP. FURTHER, IF YOU COMMIT ANY UNLAWFUL ACT DURING THE TRIP AND ARE COMPELLED TO LEAVE NEPAL, WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY REFUNDS.

Passport and Visas (Nepal and India)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • A Nepalese visa can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visa costs are the sole responsibility of clients. For more details, please read this link about Nepalese Tourist Visa.
  • You can fill in the Nepalese Tourist Visa form online. Here is a link- Department of Immigration. The online form will be valid for 15 days, which means you must fill it in less than 15 days before your arrival date. You will receive a receipt by your email after filling in the form. You should print the receipt and keep it with you as you need to produce it before the immigration authority.
  • For Indian visas and cost, please contact the Indian embassy in your home/resident country. There is no on arrival visa facility for Indian visas.

Passport and Visas (Bhutan and Tibet)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • As you are unable to obtain visas to Bhutan and Tibet directly, Bhutan as well as Tibet permit and visa will be organized by Ace the Himalaya. This cost is all included in the trip price.
  • To facilitate this, you need to send a clear, color scanned copy of your passport to us via email at the time of booking.

RISK AND LIABILITIES

ALL OUR NEPAL, INDIA, BHUTAN AND TIBET TOURS ARE CONDUCTED BY FOLLOWING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE TOURISM BOARD OF THE RESPECTIVE COUNTRY. ACE THE HIMALAYA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGES IN ITINERARIES DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL. FOR INSTANCE: LAST MINUTE CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT RULES, LOCAL POLITICS, GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION, BAD WEATHER, ILL HEALTH CONDITION OF TREKKERS, DEATH, ROAD BLOCKAGE, FLIGHT DELAY/CANCELLATION, NATURAL DISASTERS (EARTHQUAKE, LANDSLIDE, FLOOD, SNOWFALL, AVALANCHE, ETC) AND ANY OTHER THINGS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES NECESSITATED BY SUCH AN EVENT WILL BE BORNE BY THE CLIENT/S. FURTHER, WE RECOMMEND YOU TO HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE WHILE TRAVELING IN NEPAL.

Travel Insurance

Having Travel Insurance is compulsory for all clients while traveling with us. The travel insurance must cover weather delays, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, air ambulance, trip cancellations, natural disasters, theft of baggage, loss of gear and equipment etc.

Domestic flight delay/Cancellation

Generally, due to bad weather conditions and poor visibility, flight delays or cancellation are likely to happen in mountain countries/regions. In such a case, we are not liable for any extra expenses or inconveniences. Since the weather of the mountain region is quite unpredictable, we suggest you arrange a minimum of 1 or 2 extra days (especially Everest region treks) so that you won’t miss your International flight. Further, we suggest you bring some extra cash to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.

Changes to your trip and price due to natural disasters, flight delay etc.

In the event of cancellations/changes of the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, flight delay etc., we will arrange another trip for you of the same price value. Also, you are free to reschedule the trip. While rescheduling the trip of either the same price value or higher value, you need to pay the amount of used services from your previously booked trip. Similarly, if the price increases for the rescheduled departure, you will pay the difference between new prices and old prices.

Most of our trip packages are based on twin-sharing accommodation. Furthermore, a single-room supplement charge will be imposed on the clients who don’t have another tour participant to share accommodation with.

Likewise, we reserve the right to revise pricing rates posted in our marketing material under any circumstances or on the pressure of various external factors like changes in exchange rate, government action, etc. which are far from our control.

Health and Fitness

You should be physically and mentally fit when trekking in high altitude regions. Therefore, we suggest you undergo a medical examination with a general practitioner (GP) regarding your health and fitness before traveling with us. If you have any preexisting medical conditions or disabilities, please notify us at the time of booking.

Children

A legal guardian/parent must accompany the participant below the age of sixteen.

Privacy

Ace the Himalaya is concerned to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. No private or personal information that you provided to us when booking will be disclosed for any other purposes.

PUBLICITY

YOU AGREE THAT ACE THE HIMALAYA MAY USE IMAGES OF YOU TAKEN DURING THE TRIP WITHOUT RECOURSE TO YOU AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION TO YOU, FOR PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION PURPOSES THROUGH WHATEVER MEDIUM IT CHOOSES.

Complaints

Should you have a complaint about the trip, make it known to our staff at the earliest opportunity, so that s/he may take appropriate actions to resolve it. Your satisfaction is our top-notch priority.

Acceptance of Terms

These terms and conditions are valid only if you book the trip with us directly. If you book our trip through a third party or any agents, you are liable to their terms and conditions as well as our terms and conditions.

Applicable Law and Choice of Forum

Ace the Himalaya main office is located in Kathmandu, Nepal. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Nepal. Any dispute arising out of these terms and conditions shall be resolved exclusively by the District Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court located in Kathmandu, Nepal. There is no case in a foreign country, and the parties agree that the court of Nepal is the appropriate forum for any claim or proceeding commenced in relation to these terms and conditions.

Trip Notes

Note: The various destinations on Annapurna Circuit Trek such as Tal, Danaque, Chame, Manang, Muktinath, Jomsom, Kalopani and Tatopani are well connected with roads. Particularly, the road construction reaches up to Muktinath from Pokhara in the west and Chame, Manang in the east of Annapurna Circuit. Though the roads are not quite busier like in major highways, still the hiking trail passes through dirt road oftentimes creating trouble for many trekkers. So, we try to avoid the road as much as possible in our trek route. Having considered this, we get to Manang via Nar Phu valley. Similarly, we hike to from Muktinath to Jomsom via Lubra Pass. Our concern is to give you the best trekking experience by offering the best itinerary options available.

Flight delay in Jomsom

Jomsom airport lies at an elevation of 2,740 m in the mountainous region of Nepal. The weather gets unstable causing high speed winds as the day progresses in Jomsom. So most of the flights operate in the early morning to and from Jomsom. Sometimes, there are chances of flight cancellation due to unpredictable mountain weather, poor visibility and several technical reasons. In such event, “Trekking to Nepal” will arrange the alternative road transportation from Jomsom to Pokhara. 

Having said that, the expenses for vehicles will be covered from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after deducting cancellation charge. So, please be informed that there will be no refund from the flight in the case of using alternative motor vehicles from Jomsom to Pokhara.

What makes this trip different ?

Trekking to Nepal is an online booking platform of Ace the Himalaya. Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of non-profit organization Sambhav Nepal.

Ace the Himalaya covers the administration cost of Sambhav Nepal as the staff working at Ace also help in admin work of Shambav Nepal. For instance: making proposals, collecting information for the related projects, visiting the project sites, coordinating the local governments/authorities etc. That’s why, Sambhav Nepal doesn't have their admin cost in the project it runs.

Furthermore, Sambhav Nepal  provides support to people with needs such as education and health in villages of Gorkha through the children sponsorship program. We sponsor children for school which are conducted successfully in full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya and its sister organizations, Ace Holidays and Ace Xpeditions.

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