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Trip Name: Manaslu Circuit Trek Max Elevation: 5143 m
Fitness Level: Moderate & Challenging Trekking Hour: Approx. 5-6 hours
Group size: Minimum 2 & maximum 10 pax Departure: Every Mon, Thus & sat (Sep to Nov & Mar to May)
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all Meals during the trek 
Accommodation : 3 Star hotel at Kathmandu and Guest house during the trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a relatively unknown trekking route and is often called the best all-around trek in Nepal.  Despite its increasing popularity, it still seems like a little flock of travelers, which makes your visit here more exclusive and unexplored. Along the trail, you will be making a loop of the 8th-highest peak in the world. This trek has all the features of wilderness trekking in Nepal that includes both Hindu and Buddhist culture, wildlife, rhododendron forest, wildflower, deep valley, raging rivers, and spectacular mountain scenery.

The trek starts balmy at an altitude of 800 m, rises to 5,160 m at the highest point, Larkya La Pass, and drops back down again. This significant change in altitude and climatic zone makes the Manaslu circuit trek, one of the most diverse treks in the world varying from sub-tropical to alpine forest skirting ice glaciers and back again in reverse. The trekking to the Manaslu circuit was restricted until 1991 which makes this place one of the most preserved regions in the world where people still follow ancient culture and tradition.

Traverse through an ancient salt trading route of Tibet, crossing Budi Gandaki, a long and tough gorge that cuts its way through vast mountains, and discover the splendor of pine, rhododendron, and bamboo forest.  The trail is wild and remote, yet there is a profusion of tea houses and lodges at the everyday stage of the trek so you don’t have to carry a tent and food. Camping is required if you follow the off-beaten tracks. Manaslu circuit trekking can be done overland so it avoids the need for an airstrip. The unhindered view of the Manaslu range and close insight into the highland tribe are the major highlights of the Manaslu Circuit Trek.  In terms of difficulty, it is more similar to the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek. So you need physical strength and stamina to accomplish the trail. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is possible to conduct throughout the year however March-May and the last week of September to mid-December are considered the best season for the trail. It is also possible to trek in winter but you must check the availability of the tea-house beforehand.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights: 

-Circuit the Manaslu mountain range 

-Wonderful Budi Gandaki and Marsyangdi River

-Stunning panoramic Mountain Views of Mt. Manaslu range, Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, and Mt. Annapurna Range

-Adventure Larkya La Pass (5160 m)

-Old Buddhist monasteries in the region

-Beautiful Wildlife (Wild goat, Blew Sheep, Pika, Marmot, deer, etc)

-Old local Villages (Namrung, Sho, Lho, Samagaun, and Samdo) with their culture and lifestyle

-Wonderful Nature and perfect Culture

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek? 

The Manaslu Region hiking is the best trekking location in Nepal's Himalayas, with a diverse selection of treks. In comparison to Annapurna Hiking and Everest Trekking, it is a distant and off-the-beaten-path trekking trail. During the Manaslu Circuit Trek, there is a popular high pass (Larke-La 5160 m) to descend into the Annapurna region, as well as an opportunity to see the unique mountain vistas, wonderful landscape, rivers, streams, beautiful terrace rice fields, green forest, wildlife, the local village with their lifestyle and religion, popular old monasteries, Glacier, and glacial Lake. The Manaslu Circuit Treks take you around the Massif Mountains, passing via Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters), Mt. Ngadi Chuli (7871 meters), Mt. Himal Chuli (7893 meters), and many other snow-capped peaks.

Why with us? 

Trekking in Nepal with High Pass Adventure means a lot. It means friendship, fun, convenience, adventure and above all the security and safety we bring. Our long experience in Nepal and true dedication guarantee your vacation is well thought out and planned to make the most beautiful journey of your lifetime. We are flexible for create a suitable itinerary and offer a great combination of a quality hotel, small group size trip, family tour, solo trekking, honeymoon trip, and group trekking.  Also, our guides have general knowledge about first aid kits and long years of experience in the trekking fields and hire strong porters for supporting carry the luggage. 

Hence, your trekking in Nepal is led by our professional and experienced trekking guide who are joining you from airport to airport and our strong porter will carry 2 trekkers’ bags (maximum 30 kg).  

Important Note:

Sometimes becomes problems like weather conditions, local political issues, transportation, or other factors are beyond our control. It might be a change in the itinerary.  However, it is very unlikely that the itinerary would be considerably changed.  If alterations are necessary, the Guide and Trekking leader will decide what the best options are. You can talk and decide to take into the best happiness of the whole group. Where a change does suggest itself, we try to do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot take responsibility for the results of changes or delays. Our trekking staffs are experienced and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking. 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel by private vehicle (1350 m), overnight at hotel

High Pass Adventure Pvt. Ltd. welcomes you in Nepal at the airport outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuvan international airport (TIA). Our person will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into the hotel, rest and fresh up and be ready for the meeting with your programs in our trekking office.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour and trek preparation day in Kathmandu (1350 m), overnight at Kathmandu hotel

After enjoying the first breakfast in Nepal, you’ll get ready for the tour of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu with a well-experienced guide. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath,which are the 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. The tour begins with a ride in a private vehicle followed by a walk. You’ll get to explore the fascinating insights of Buddhism and Hinduism’s ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, and culture of the people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour, you will visit the office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.

Day 03: Drive to Arughat-Sotikhola (715 m), 8-9 hours drive. Overnight at tea-house

After Breakfast in the Kathmandu hotel, we leave for the Arughat-Sotikhola, about 8-9 hours by bus or a private jeep through the beautiful landscape and bumpy roads. 

Day 04: Trek to Khorla Besi (1080 m), 6 hours walk. Overnight at tea-house 

The trek starts at Khorla Besi through Khorsane settlement, Saal forest, and Machhakhola. The trekking trail is very easy, following the well-constructed road along the riverside.  We will walk and enjoy pleasant views of the surrounding jungle, occasional waterfalls, and a suspension bridge adding the best to the hike. 

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1400 m), 6 hours walk. Overnight at tea-house

The trekking trail leads to Jagat through Tatopani, Dovan, Bklebhatti, Yaruphat, and lower Jagat. We will be able to see the small natural hot spring at Tatopani and after crossing the few bridges of Budi Gandaki River and we will be able to observe the culture and lifestyle of the local people. Jagat is the entry point of the Manaslu Conservation area and on to the scenic village of Jagat and its rugged setting and narrow paved lanes.

Day 06: Trek to Deng (1860 m), 6/7 hours walk. Overnight at tea-house

Our trekking day starts with a walk through subtropical rainforest and a series of small local villages such as Salleri, Philim, and Eklebhatti. These villages are beautiful settings with the terraced field. You will get a chance to see big Sringi Mountain before reaching Philim Village and crossing a suspension bridge along the way. Furthermore, the trail arrives at the junction of Tsum Valley and Larke La Trek and heads northwest to Deng through a green bamboo forest. 

Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2630 m), 6-7 hours walk. Overnight at tea-house

It’s a perfect trekking day because we will see the first real views of the major mountains like Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Kutang Himal, and other peaks. Also, we will observe the real highland people’s culture and lifestyle and different landscapes.  

Day 08: Trek to Lho village (3175 m), 4 hours walk. Overnight at tea-house

From Namrung, the trekking trail climbs up a bit and passes through the green forest to Lihi village which is popular for its Chortens, Barley Terraces, and apple farm. After crossing the village we get to the Sho village and reach the Lho Village. After our half-day hike to Lho, there will be plenty of time left over to observe the gorgeous views of Manaslu and a few snow peaks and visit Rebung Gompa on the hillside of the Lho Village. 

Day 09: Trek to Samagaon (3550 m), 4 hours walk. Overnight at tea-house

After a two hour hike up, we will cross the Shyala village through the pine forest and continue heading to reach Sama village. Shyala village is a fantastic place to see the spectacular vistas of Manaslu, north Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Nadi Chuli, Naike peak, Kutang Himal, and Pangbuche Himal. The day has a quite small hike time for the Sama Village and leaves enough time for the visit of Monasteries and Birendra Lake. 

Day 10: Acclimatizing day at Samagaun.

When we get above 3,000 m in height, we need to rest and acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. The main attractions of that day are Pungyen Gompa, Manaslu Base camp, and a short hike to Birendra Lake. We can also decide about exploring those areas. 

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3860 m) 3/4 hours walk. Overnight at tea-house

The day is a bit easy to hike to Samdo Village but it is difficult due to the significant increase in altitude. The trekking trail follows the Budi Gandaki River through an alpine forest to the suspension bridge of the river. After crossing the bridge, the trail continues heading to Samdo. The places are a bit windy and we can observe some Himalayan views. 

Day 12: Trek to Larke Phedi (Dharamsala) (4460 m), 4-5 hours walk. Overnight at a tent camp

We start our trip by crossing a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and begin a hike up to the northwest in Larke bazaar. There used to be a successful market in the past but nothing remains nowadays.  We may feel some difficulties in breathing due to the shortage of oxygen in the areas because of the high altitude of Larke Phedi through the juniper forest. This day consists of a short walk to Larke Phedi and provides enough time for acclimatization for the further trek

Day 13: Trek to Bhimthang (3880 m) via Larke Pass (5160 m), 8-9 hours walk. Overnight at tea-house

This day entails a challenging tough walk over the Larkya pass at a spectacular 5160 m altitude. From Larkya Phedi, we must cross a glacial moraine and past frozen lakes to make the way to the pass. It takes approximately 4-5 hours to get to this pass but we will walk slowly and listen to our bodies. As we gain altitude some may feel nauseous or suffer from headaches. From here you can see unbelievably amazing views of Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Gyaji Kung (7,030m), Kang Guru (6,981 m), and Annapurna II (7937 m). From the top trekking trail, we drop down to Bhimthang along a steep gorge. This day entails a longer and tougher walk than the other days until we reach the guesthouse. 

Day 14: Trek to Tilche (2300 m), 7 hrs walk. Overnight at tea-house

After breakfast with the splendid views of the mountains, we descend towards a high pasture and gradually leave behind the alpine climate through familiar pine and Rhododendron forest.  We also can get a chance to see wildlife and birds before reaching Tilche village. 

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besishahar (760 m), 2 hours walk and 3 hours drive. Overnight at tea-house

We will leave the beautiful Gurung village in Tilche and cross a suspension bridge over Dudh Khola then follow the lower valley to Dharapani. Dharapani is the checkpoint of the Manaslu circuit trek permit and Annapurna circuit trek permit. After our permit gets checked, we take a jeep or bus to Besisahar for about a 3-4 hours drive and we will spend the last night of the trek there. 

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu (1350 m), 5-6 hours drive. Overnight at Hotel 

After having breakfast at Besisahar we drive along the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River witnessing the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terraced farms, valleys, and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains. After a 5 hour drive, we reach Kathmandu where we will spend the last night of the journey in Nepal. 

Day 17: Final departure to your hometown 

This is the last day of your trip to Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure time. If you wish to take an extra trip to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India, High Pass Adventure will help you for your next trip and adventure activities.

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter for the trekking. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & drops by private vehicle 
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Kathmandu-Arughat and Besisahar-Kathmandu (private/ public vehicle)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu and on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • An experience English Speaking trained, Government license Holder Guide
  • Necessary strong Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Special Manaslu Trekking Permits  
  • All trekking permits (ACAP, MCAP, TIMS)
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Guide and porter salary, Food, accommodation and insurance during the trek
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service (covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation)
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips to Trekking staff (Tips is expected)
  • Any other expenses that aren’t mentioned in the section above

Information on Manaslu Conservation Area Project

Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) is a protected area of Nepal and is located in the north center of Nepal it covers 1663 square Km in the Mansiri Himalayan range in the Gorkha District.  It has established in 2055 B.S. (1998 A.D.). It is bounded by the Tibet border in the north and east, the Budi Gandaki River in the south, and the Annapurna Conservation area is the west border. The area took in mountains, glaciers, water sources, and forest in an elevation from 1400 m to 8,156 at the mount Manaslu 

This project was initiated by National Trust for Nature Conservation (the king Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation) a non-government organization and donated by many international trusts. Nowadays, this project is conserved by National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) and the local people community from the local area. 

This conservation is worthy of flora and fauna because this conservation is home to 33 species of mammals including Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Leopard, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar, and Black Beers as well as over 100 species of birds, three species of reptiles, four species of frogs and over 1500 to 2000 species of flower and plant. 

How to get to the Manaslu Region?

If you are wondering to get into the Manaslu region from Kathmandu, there is little information to enter the Manaslu Region. Gorkha Bazaar and Arughat is the starting point to enter the region. There is easily accessible from Kathmandu by public bus or private vehicles. It is in North West part and about 140 km far from Kathmandu. It takes approximately 6-7 hours by vehicles to reach out there. Even though Trekking Itineraries are always flexible because there are many starting and ending places, it may take a little more or less than that.  The road condition is quite smooth with the blacktop covered until Taribesi. There was a rough road between Dhading Besi to Taribesi. From Tari Besi to Arughat road is still rough. That section would be tough during the rainy season. Manaslu Region Trekking is not allowed to do individually, it means you have to book with a registered trekking company in Kathmandu. So, the trekking company arranges your private jeep or public bus depending on your trekking package services

Manaslu Region Trekking Permits

Manaslu Region is situated in Manaslu Conversation Area. It is opened for trekking in 1991 A.D. and remote sector with simple accommodation. Manaslu Region is a protected area by Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) and the government of Nepal controls all trekking activities. So you will need permission to trek in this region. 

Manaslu Region is also a restricted trekking destination in Nepal. The permit cost of Manaslu region trekking depends on the number of days and months as well as you will need different kinds of permits issued by the Government of Nepal. 

Manaslu Restricted Permits

Manaslu Circuit Trek permit cost:  USD 100 for the first seven days and an additional USD 15 each day from September to November. 

Manaslu Circuit Trek permit cost:  USD 75 for the first seven days and an additional USD 10 each day from December to August. 

Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) entrance fees

SAARC Nationals' entry fee is 200 Nepali Rupees per person and per person 3000 Nepali Rupees for others Nationals.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entrance fee for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is: 

SAARC Nationals' entry fee is 200 Nepali Rupees per person and per person 3000 Nepali Rupees for others Nationals.

Tsum Valley Trekking Permit 

Tsum Valley Trek Permits cost USD 40 first seven days and an additional USD 7 each day from September to November.

Tsum Valley Trek Permits cost USD 30 first seven days and an additional USD 7 each day from December to August. 

All of these permits are compulsory for your trek to Manaslu Region and your Trekking agency helps to issue all trekking permits. 

Food and Accommodation in Manaslu Circuit Trek 

Manaslu Region is getting more popularity day by day similar to Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang Trekking but still a remote and rural area which makes the costs of goods more expensive than other areas. There are basic and limited accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail but every year increasing new houses and add rooms for trekkers. Food and accommodation price are increases if you go higher and the food and accommodation in the Manaslu region are expensive due to transportation but still cheaper than in the Everest region. 

Normally, lodges have basic private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing an indoor bathroom. Every lodge has a food menu and food items are almost the same. We strongly recommended the typical Nepali dish “Dal-Bhat” (boiled rice, vegetable, lentil soup) but if you like, you can choose other food from the food menu.  Most of the lodges produced fresh Vegetables in their garden and serve them to customers. Basically, the cooks are trained but the food taste might be a bit different than western. Meat is not fresh in the mountain area so you have tried to be vegetarian during the Manaslu region trekking. 

You can buy all types of drinks in every lodge but the prices go high as you go higher. You can drink normal water using purification tablets. Avoid alcoholic drinks when you go higher.  

Best Season for Manaslu Circuit Trek 

There are two main trekking seasons for Manaslu Region. Autumn trekking season (September to December) and spring trekking season (March to May) are the best trekking seasons. Even though, the beginning of September to the end of May are very good times for the Annapurna base camp Trek. The weather is perfectly sunny and warm with wonderful mountain views clean air and no rain and snow compare with other trekking seasons. 

If you want and wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature and culture, you can do this trip during the winter (January and February) also could be an option.  The temperature during winter could be a little bit cold for most trekkers but the visibility is not bad there is a high risk to do the Manaslu Circuit during the winter season due to a lot of snow on Larke (5160 m) top.  The summer season (June to August) is rainy but the best time for nature lovers. That is why; you can choose your best season for Manaslu Region Trekking depending on your Vacations.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty 

Manaslu Region Trekking is a moderate difficulty fit-level adventure trekking route in Nepal. There are one of the popular adventure high passes called Larkey Pass. This is 5106m in height. In the winter season, it is very difficult to cross this Larke pass due to a lot of snow. This trekking requires good physical condition health and one has to be able to walk 6-8 hours a day. If comparing the Manaslu Trekking route with other trekking routes, it is not difficult.

Furthermore, if you have no previous trekking experience, it will be a difficult level of trekking but not as tough if you have already trekking experience before this trip. Manaslu Region is a remote and less traveled trek compared with Annapurna Region and Everest region Trekking. 

Communication in the Manaslu Region 

Manaslu region is getting a popular trekking destination In Nepal. There are good mobile network services around Manaslu Circuit trekking area but not a few places.  The internet service will be available whole Region but tea houses and lodges provide the internet at some extra charge. If you do have not a Nepali SIM card for communication with your family and do not use the internet service, our guide helpful to you in passing the massage because always our guide has a cellular phone and he contacts to Kathmandu trekking office about to know the trek and your health condition as well as we help any kinds of problem during the trek.

Hence, traveling is an important thing in life so we make sure you about safe and healthy during the trekking in Nepal. Nowadays, you can get the local SIM card in Kathmandu airport after arrival to use the 3g and 4g internet service because most of the trekking routes in Nepal have Mobile Network service. If you need Nepali SIM, we can provide it to you for your trekking but you have to tell us before leaving the trekking. 


High altitude sickness is a common problem in the high Himalayan area when you go at a higher elevation. It appears very quickly but symptoms are preventable. If you have previous high-altitude trekking experience, it might be best but if not trek above three thousand meters high you need to the prevention of high-altitude sickness.  You need an extra suitable acclimatization day to complete the trip Walk slowly, drink plenty of water, don’t drink alcohol, go higher and sleep at low elevations as well as spend 2 nights every 500 meters above 3500 meters heights are preventing altitude sickness during the trekking in Nepal.   All our trekking itineraries are flexible with acclimatization days and first priority for your health and safety is to complete the trek without any problem.  We provide you with basic medicine to support emergency rescue if the situation gets worse. 

Hence, every day you have inform to your Guide or Leader about your health condition and he will respond to decide whether and your overall health condition to continue the trip or return back. 

Tipping information 

The Guide, porter, driver, and all workers who are working in the tourism field, they except some tips during your Tour Trekking and other activities in Nepal. Tipping is the judgment of workers by travelers and workers offer tips end of the trek. Travelers tips 10% of their payable amount but you can give it to them depending on their services. 

Hence, it is important to the High Pass Adventure working team who take care of you all the time during your visit to Nepal, are motivated you with outstanding service, and offer an inspiring trip-in-a-lifetime experience.  

Trip extension 

If you have extra time after completing the trek, you can do different activities or different short treks in Nepal. We have many short tour packages and adventure activities such as Chitwan National park and Bardiya National Park for Jungle safari tours. You can visit Pokhara city, Nagarkot Hiking, and Dhampus on hiking or day Rafting trips in the Trisuli River. 

Adventure activities are paragliding, canoeing, Ultra light flight, Bungee Jump, and Mountain Biking. All packages are extra activities as optional tours and are not included in your package cost. If you will do these activities after the trip with us, we arrange them at a reasonable cost and we give you a good discount. 

Trekking Gear List 

Travel equipment is necessary to pack before you travel.  We hope it is too much to carry from your home to other countries but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel. 

These general equipment are for all seasons while trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different seasons and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.


-Passport and 4 passport-size photos 

-Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation, if needed)

-Boarding passes for flights

-Driver’s license (if needed)

-Cash USD

-Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card in case an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)


-Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)

-Sleeping bag liner (Optional)


-Trekking boots: one pair of lightweight

-Sandals for city and tea house footwear 

-Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)

-Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

-Thin, lightweight inner socks

-Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Clothing for the body: 

Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking.

-Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)

-Fleece/Windproof jacket

-Waterproof jacket

-Down jacket for warmth

-Travel clothes and City Wear


-Base-layer trousers (optional)

-Waterproof trousers

-Trekking trousers

-Trekking shorts (Optional)

-Gloves and wool hat

-bandanna or scarf 

Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

-First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium, or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea

-Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular

-Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu


-Sunglasses and Sun cream 


-Book (reading and writing materials)

 -MP-3 /Music, headphones, and ear plug (who knows some people in the group are snoring) as optional.

-Travel wash

-Hand sanitizer, wet wipes

-A day bag: 35 liters

-A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)

-Dry Liner or Dry Bag

-Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgene bottles best.

General Toiletries

 -Toilet papers/ tissue 

-Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)

-1 medium-sized quick drying towel

-Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

-Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)

-Nail clippers

-Face and body moisturizer

-Feminine hygiene products

-Small mirror

-On Personal Hygiene

-Wet wipes (baby wipes)

-Anti-bacterial hand wash

Others (optional) 

-Trekking Poles 

-Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit/duffel bag

-Travel games i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 

-Binoculars (for luxuries)

-Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

Getting There: Nepal 

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain an on-arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and Security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and a broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one another because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise, they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body, while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishaps. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. You are complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high-altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. Air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types 

There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like tiredness, dizziness, headache, thirst, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is an effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life-threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to the hospital for attention the right way. 

2) Cause 

The following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and traveling to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous, or lungs 

3) Symptoms

These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are the symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping




Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

The blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking


Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention 

Important keys to preventing High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of the climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights' sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also, ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (daio-max) according to the doctor 

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