Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek

Trip Code

TTN-543

Trip Type

Group

Difficulty Level

Strenuous

Accommodation

Hotel and Teahouses

Group Size

1-12

ALTITUDE

5,416 m / 17,769 ft

Trip Highlights

  • Hike in the ancient salt trade route of Annapurna region along Marsyangdi valley and Kali Gandaki valley.
  • Set off trekking to Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in Nepal (4,920 m).
  • Cross the Thorong La Pass (5,416 m), the highest point on Annapurna circuit.
  • Go to see Muktinath temple, a holy shrine of Hindus and Buddhist.
  • Explore the tibetan like villages of Manang and Mustang, and unique culture and lifestyle of native inhabitants.
  • Enjoy the closest panoramic views of Annapurna massif, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, Nilgiri and neighboring peaks.
  • Behold the sights of ever changing landscapes, diverse flora and fauna of Annapurna Circuit region.
  • Experience the rich culture and great hospitality of Gurung and Thakali people.

Trip Overview

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek 18 days takes you to Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in Nepal as well as Thorong La Pass, the highest pass in Annapurna region that lies in between Manang and Mustang.

Like Annapurna Circuit Trek, this trek follows the same trekking route, but offers an additional opportunity to get to Tilicho lake and enjoy the pristine natural beauty in the abode of the Himalayas. Plus, you will be more acquainted with rich culture and lifestyle of inhabitants residing in the traditional villages of Annapurna region. The picturesque views of mountain peaks such as Tilicho, Muktinath, Nilgiri, Khangsar surrounding the lake and often reflected on the turquoise water are truly breathtaking.

Heading out of Tilicho lake, the trail leads to Tilicho Base Camp, then crosses Marsyangdi valley and turns to face Thorong La Pass Base Camp. From here, the walk starts to get a little tougher as we begin the first ascent of the trek to cross Thorong La Pass. The panoramic views of Mt Gundang, Syagang, Katungkan and Thorong Peak as seen from the top of Thorong La Pass makes an arduous hiking worthwhile.

After crossing the Pass, you will arrive at Muktinath Temple, the most significant sacred shrine of Hindus and Buddhist. Followers of both religions believe that one can attain salvation by visiting and taking a dip in the 108 water fountains surrounding the temple.

Then, comes the final leg of the journey on the trail as you hike to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara. The beautiful lake city Pokhara bustles all day everyday with travelers, accompanied by hotels, guesthouses, shops, bus parks and airport. The 18 days sojourn close as we get to Kathmandu from Pokhara enjoying a scenic view along the way.

The magnificent views of Himalayan peaks along with natural and cultural diversity of Annapurna region are the greatest highlights of the trek. The 18 days long trek is full of changing landscapes, climate and vegetation. You will witness everything from the lowlands of paddy fields, lush forests of mid hills to tundra vegetation at higher elevation during the journey.

For these reasons and more, Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass includes the best of Annapurna Circuit Trek as you hike in the historic salt trading route along the beautiful villages of Manang and Mustang. Come and be a part of this memorable journey with our highly experience trekking crews.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Price & Departures
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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 from the airport. 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 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 the trek in 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 Tal (1700 m) via Besisahar (830 m) in a 4WD vehicle.

     Duration: 8-10 hours

    In the morning, we embark our trekking journey to Tal from Kathmandu in a 4WD vehicle. Enjoy the scenic drive following the Trishuli river along the Kathmandu Pokhara highway. Upon reaching Dumre, we turn northeast and headed to Besisahar, the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek. From here, we drive up towards Tal village in a 4WD vehicle. The road rises gently up following the Marsyangdi river passing by several waterfalls and bridges. Next, we drive past a wide valley and then arrive at Tal, where we spend our night there.

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

  • Day 03

    Trek to Danaque (1,860 m)

     Duration: 5 hours

    Get yourself ready for hiking in the Annapurna region. It’s a beautiful walk from Tal to Danaque, hiking on the trail surrounded by glistening snow capped peaks. The views of Annapurna II, Pisang peak, ever changing landscapes and traditional villages are astonishing. Along the journey, we will come across a suspension bridge connecting two huge canyons. After continuously hiking for about 5 hours, we arrive at Danaque village where we stay overnight there.

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

  • Day 04

    Trek to Chame (2,670 m)

     Duration: 4 hours

    Continuing to hike through forests, enjoying the waterfalls and picturesque mountain views along the trail. We will notice a changing landscape with dramatic transformation from lush pine vegetation to drier slopes  as we head to Chame. Upon arriving in Chame, the views of magnificent Annapurna II is rewarding. Chame is a headquarter of Manang district where you will find plenty of shops, hotels, guesthouses and many more.

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

  • Day 05

    Trek to Upper Pisang (3,300 m)

     Duration: 6 hours

    Continuing our hike out of Chame to Upper Pisang today. The trail follows the lush forests along with raging Marsyangdi rivers. The views of quaint villages, monasteries and mani stones along the journey are amazing. Heading back down to Upper Pisang, we come across magnificent views of Annapurna II and Paungda dada on the way.

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

  • Day 06

    Trek to Ngawal (3,660 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    Prepare yourself early in the morning to watch the sunrise over Annapurna II. After having breakfast, we head out of Pisang to Ngawal. Then, we pass a traditional village of Gyaru before arriving at Ngawal. Enjoy the astonishing views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Pisang Peak, deep gorges, diverse plants and wildlife along the way.

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

  • Day 07

    Trek to Manang (3,500 m) via Bhraka (3,360 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. Next, after a short trek of half an hour, we reach Manang, where we spend overnight there.

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

  • Day 08

    Acclimatization Day at Manang Village

    Today is set for acclimatization. We go for a short walk and enjoy the sightseeing around Manang village. We pay a visit to Gangapurna lake and monastery during our walk. In the evening, we return back to the guest house for overnight stay.

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

  • Day 09

    Trek to Khangsar Village (3,700 m)

    Duration: 4 hours

    From Manang, we set off hiking to Khangsar village en route to Tilicho lake. Along the journey, we cross a suspension bridge over Jharsang Khola, walk through lush pine forest and meadows. After continuously hiking for a few hours, we cross Khangsar Khola  and finally arrive at Khangsar village. 

    Khangsar, a typical Tibetan like village has its own rustic charm of remote country life. Here, you will find settlement of Gurung people with several guesthouses, monasteries, and chortens decorated with prayer flags and mani walls.

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

  • Day 10

    Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    Today’s trek is about 5 hours from Kharsang. We continue hiking along a wide trail, walk past the Buddhist monastery and walk towards high ridge. On the way, we reach an intersection of a new trail and old trail. We follow the new trail that leads us to a steep ridge and then descend down towards Tilicho Base Camp. Next, we arrive at a spectacular valley, cross a brook before arriving at Tilicho Base Camp.

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

  • Day 11

    Trek to Tilicho Lake (5,200 m) and Return to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200 m)

    Duration: 6 hours

    Prepare yourself with warm clothes for an exciting trek today. In early morning by 6 am, we set off to hike to Tilicho lake. We witness  a changing landscape with snow capped rocks along the journey. After hiking for 3-4 hours, we arrive at Tilicho Lake at an elevation of 5,200 m, the highest lake of Nepal. The views of pristine turquoise lake nestled on the lap of the Himalayas is astounding. From there, we headed back to Tilicho Base Camp for our meals and overnight stay.

    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: 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 are truly rewarding. From there, 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) via Lubra Pass (4,020 m)

    Duration: 8 hours

    Today’s trek head towards Jomsom, a beautiful town of Mustang. We hike along the bank of Kali Gandaki River enjoying the mesmerizing natural beauty of the surrounding. The landscape is more alpine desert like with dramatic contrasts. We will witness mysterious sky caves along with magnificent views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri on the trail. Further, 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 have 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 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 Mountain Biking, climbing, sightseeing tour and many more. For more information, visit our website.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

  • Day 18

    Transfer to the International Airport for Final Departure

    The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal. 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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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 the trek.
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
  • Domestic airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara flight that includes airport departure tax.
  • Transport services from Kathmandu to Tal via Besisahar by 4WD, and tourist bus services when returning back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • 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.
  • Accomodation cost besides the scheduled itinerary.
  • 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.

    Expenditures and Travel

    • How much spending money do I need for Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass Trek 18 days?

      Well, our Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass Trek 18 days is inclusive of your accommodation, trekking permits, transportation, meals and other official expenses. (see price inclusion for more details). Besides this, the extra money you need during Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass Trek 18 days 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 10-15 per day to buy snacks, bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass Trekking.

    • 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 in trekking route doesn’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 Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass Trek. Note that money exchanger does not accept credit cards in Nepal. Besides, few shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara can accept credit cards to some extent for your purchases.

    Preparation and Fitness Level

    • What should be my preparation and fitness level for Everest Base Camp Trek?

      You don’t need any special kind of technical skill or training for Everest Base Camp Trek. If you are fit, healthy and can walk up to 5-8 hours a day, then you can trek to Everest Base Camp.

      While trekking to Everest Base Camp, you hike in the trail up to higher altitude of 5600 m. Likewise, trekking in higher altitude is more strenuous than lower altitude due to lower oxygen level, decreased air pressure and density in these regions. Your body needs some time to adapt in new climate and cope with decreased oxygen level at higher altitude, which is called acclimatization.

      So, we suggest you to do regular physical exercise, running or jogging activities to enhance your fitness level and keep yourself in good health. To enjoy your trek to the fullest, you can start doing an hour of aerobic exercises 3 to 4 times per week before 2-3 months the trek commences. This will surely enhance your stamina and endurance required for the trek. With sheer determination, courage and mental strength, you can accomplish this trek successfully.

      Note: For aspiring trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease, we highly encourage to inform us while booking or consult doctor before the trip.

    • How difficult is trekking in Annapurna region?

      It’s all relative and depends on your preparation and fitness levels. If you frequently hike long distances, do regular exercises and backpacking, then this trek may not be so difficult. On the other side, if you are not used to trekking, outdoor activities or physical exercises, then you will find this trek difficult. Depending on your route, usually the trek consists of 5-8 hours of hiking each day with a professional guide. This means trekking in the Annapurna region is achievable for most people if you are really obsessed about accomplishing it and you are maintaining a good level of physical fitness.

    Accommodation and Communication

    • What kind of Hotel can I expect in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

      We use three-star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will be accommodated in standard room on twin sharing basis for 2 nights in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara, that includes 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.

    • What sort of accommodation conveniences are available during the Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass Trek?

      Enroute Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass Trek, we use tea houses/lodges for our meals and overnight stay. Usually, tea houses are managed by local families. The accommodation can be very basic, and functional. The rooms are clean, either twin sharing or a dormitory style that include mattress, quilt or blanket for your convenient stay. Having your own sleeping bag is a good alternative to sleep comfortably as well as for hygienic reasons. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    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 Tal via Besisahar. Then, we return back to Pokhara by domestic flight from Jomsom airport. Next, we use 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.

    Season, Weather and Temperature

    • What is the best time to do the Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass Trek?

      The following months are the best time to do the Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass 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.

    • What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend to trekkers?

      The temperature rating of the sleeping bags that we provide to trekkers are about -10 degree Celsius (14 degree Fahrenheit). Also, our guides can provide you liners or extra blankets if needed.

    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.

    Trekking Guides

    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 Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass 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 an individual or 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 the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass 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 Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass 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

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 pass through dirt road oftentimes, which creates trouble for many trekkers. So we try to avoid the motor road as much as possible in our trek route. Having considered this, we get to Manang via Upper Pisang and Ngawal. Similarly, we hike to Jomsom from Muktinath via Lubra Pass. We further like to notify that our trekking leaders do their best to avoid motor road, and give you the best trekking experience by offering the best itinerary option available.

Please understand: Sometimes due to natural calamities, changes in government rules, unforeseen circumstances such as weather, health condition of a group member, safety concern; there might happen a few changes in the itinerary. We seek your flexibility and cooperation during these times.

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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Why Trekking to Nepal?

  • Client-friendly trips
  • Eco-friendly, sustainable trekking
  • Experienced guides and porters
  • Safety and comfort a priority
  • Young, innovative team

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