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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Ghorepani Poon Hil Trek

Tour Style:

Tea House

Best Month:

Every Mon, Thus & Sat (Sep to May)

Max Elevation:

3,210m

Walking hours Per Day:

5 - 8 Hours

Trip Duration:

7

Trip Grade:

Easy to Moderate

Meals:

BLD

Accommodation:

Hotel/Lodge

Group Size:

+1

Destination:

Nepal

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a popular trekking route, situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. It is known for its surprising natural beauty, lush forests, panoramic mountain views and cultural experience. The classic Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek takes around 4 to 7 days to complete, offers a reasonably short and moderate trekking experience as well as suitable for trekkers of various fitness levels.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a short and convenient hiking path around the Annapurna region that any visitor with a moderate degree of physical condition can participate in to make his journey a lifetime memory. Poonhill, which is 3,210 feet tall, offers a breathtaking sunrise vista of the Himalayas and some of the world's best natural magnificence.

Poonhill View Point also offers breathtaking views of the peaks 7,000 meters and higher, including Annapurna, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), Dhaulagiri, and numerous others. You may take some of the best photos of nature in this area, which is dubbed a photography paradise. Poonhill trekking also gives you the chance to see the vibrant villages, paddy fields, terraced hillsides, and unique customs of Gurung and Magar ethnic tribes.

After a gorgeous journey from Kathmandu to the picturesque lake city of Pokhara, the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek begins. From Nayapul to Hile, the trail follows the Modi Khola's path, taking you to Tikhedhunga. The following day, the trail climbs steadily and fancifully all the way to Ghorepani (2,874m), a Gurung town with identical-looking homes with blue and green roofs. The following day, we go on a morning hike to Poonhill, where we get an amazing view of the Annapurna range and other snow-covered mountains. Following investigation, our track leads us on a short hike to Ghandruk. In Ghandruk, you should definitely visit the local museum and traditional homes. Every house in Ghandruk is claimed to be a living museum with a distinctive bit of culture. 

This itinerary for the 7-day Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is intended for individuals looking for a less difficult, quick, and lovely trek, particularly with their family and children in a rural Nepali mountain with a close-up Himalayan vista. It is frequently a top option for first-time hikers. The best times to hike to Ghorepani Poonhill in Nepal are in the spring (March–April) and fall (September–December). 

Highlights:

  • Poonihill offers a breathtaking view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains up close. Popular Short Trek in Nepal's Annapurna Region 
  • Simple trekking route and top-notch lodging 
  • The ideal trekking route for everyone and at any time 
  • From Poon Hill, you can see the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Range up close. 
  • Gurung and Magar Settlements, displaying their way of life 
  • Ghandruk Gurung museum including handicrafts 
  • Amazing Pokhara city to unwind in after or before your trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: Why?

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most well-known traditional short treks in the Nepal Himalayas and the finest choice for trekkers of all ages who want to explore with breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range. With comfortable lodging, this walk can be completed in no less than four days or no more than a week. Therefore, it is a flexible itinerary for all trekkers and offers to observe panoramic wonderful panoramic view of snow Peak, Mountains, Gurung and Magar Community culture and lifestyle, pass through rural local village, terrace agricultural field, forest of Rhododendron, Oak, Pine and bamboo as well as opportunity to see some wildlife along the trekking trail. The flexible route begins and ends in Pokhara. So, both before and after your short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, you can relax in Pokhara.

What makes us your best choice?

It means a lot to trek to Annapurna Base Camp with High Pass Adventure. It denotes companionship, amusement, practicality, adventure, and most importantly, the security and safety we provide. Our extensive knowledge of Nepal and genuine dedication ensure that your holiday is carefully organized to be the most breathtaking experience of a lifetime. We are willing to work with you to develop an appropriate itinerary and provide a wonderful mix of high-quality accommodations, intimate small-group excursions, family tours, solitary treks, honeymoon treks, and group treks. Additionally, our guides hire strong porters to assist with carrying the luggage and have a general understanding of first aid equipment in addition to having years of expertise in the trekking industry.

Important note:

Sometimes issues arise due to reasons outside of our control, such as the weather, local political issues, transportation, or other factors. It might result in a change in the itinerary. However,  It is extremely unlikely that the schedule would vary significantly. If adjustments are required, the guide and trekking leader will choose the best course of action. You can consult one another and make decisions while considering the group's overall happiness. When a change does arise, we make every effort to lessen its impact, but we cannot be held liable for the outcomes of modifications or delays. Our trekking staff members are knowledgeable and skilled, and they make every effort to address any issues that may arise.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. welcomes you to Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying A4 size paper with your and our company name. This person will take you to a hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into the hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with an experienced tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, which are 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable private vehicles before a walk tour of these sites. There are interesting tours full of fascinating insights into Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, and the culture of people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to the office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After breakfast, we depart from the hotel  in Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara through river valleys, little towns, terraced fields, and lush mountain views. For the following trekking day, comfortable accommodation is arranged in a hotel in Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
850

After breakfast, the excursion departs from Pokhara and is transported to Nayapul by private car, jeep, or bus. Driving through the scenic hillsides takes roughly two hours. The journey's beginning point is Nayapul, and the trekking trail to Birethanti follows the valley of the Modi River. The entrance to the Annapurna Conservation Area is at Birethanti, where you must check your hiking permits. Following that, a hiking track ascends to Hile on the left, passing by beautiful terraced rice fields and local homes. Along the trekking track, there are many local restaurants where you can stop for tea or coffee, lunch, or snacks.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel / Lodge / Tea House
Elevation
1500

Due to the fact that it takes 6 hours to go to Ghorepani, this day is more challenging as compared to the first day of the trek. For inexperienced hikers, the climb to Ghorepani from Hile can be rather difficult, however hikers can enjoy the hill and mountain views as well as trekking through Magar Village and Green Forest. Along the trekking track, there are numerous local restaurants where one can stop for tea or coffee, lunch, or snacks. However, we advise you to bring at least 2 liters of water as this trek will result in a lot of sweat.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel / Lodge / Tea House
Elevation
2820

All trekkers will rise early to travel to Poon Hill (3210 m) for a sunrise view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges because today is the somewhat more difficult day of the journey. A 2 kilometer long, approximately 1.30 hour long hiking track is available. After spending an amazing amount of time at Poon Hill, we return to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue our journey through the rhododendron forests that lead to Tadapani. There are times when a glimpse of certain wild creatures, like deer and langurs (White monkeys) can be observed. Tadapani offers stunning views of Machhapuchhare, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South. Overnight in a tea house.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel / lodge / Tea House
Elevation
2630

You will have a late breakfast with views of the Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South mountains on that day because it is the shortest walking day of the entire trek (1970m). You'll be here rather early, which gives us plenty of time to tour this fascinating Gurung community.Overnight in a tea house.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel / Lodge / Tea House
Elevation
1940

On that day, which is the last day of the walk, one can relax and rest in Pokhara. The trekking trails return to the lower Modi Khola Valley to reach Nayapul, from where one can catch a vehicle to Pokhara. You can explore Pokhara City and Fewa Lake if you have time while you're there.The walk finishes in the lovely city of Pokhara, where you may take a shower, eat delicious food, and relax. Hotel stay overnight

Food
Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel / Lodge / Tea House

We have to leave early in the morning after breakfast from Pokhara hotel and road heading along river valleys, few towns, terraced fields and green hilly scenery to Kathmandu. You will take a rest in Kathmandu hotel or do souvenir shopping.  

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

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

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

What Is Included ?

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 2 times domestic / International
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights Hotel in Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Tourist Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Private vehicles Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara
  • 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
  • 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
  • Annapurna conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System
  • 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

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara 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

FAQs

There are two best seasons for trekking to Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. These are the autumn season (September to December) and spring season (March to May). So, the best time to go on the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is during the spring and autumn. These both seasons offer unbelievable chances to experience the natural beauty, cultural richness and enjoyable weather. You can also do this trek throughout the whole year due to the  route  situated at a lower altitude.
 

Yes, you can choose your own departure date on your suitable holiday for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. We have also fixed the departure date to Ghorepani Poonhill Trek but that might not match on your holiday program.  So that,  we can help to create the suitable best private itinerary on your own time frame.

The cost of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek depends on group size and your preference. The 6 nights 7 days trip from arrival and departure date to Ghorepani Poonhill trekking package cost can range from USD 400 to 700 per person. 

If you just want to hire a guide and porter for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek, the cost is USD $30 and USD $25 per day for guide and porter. Normally the food, accommodations, salary and insurance is included in that cost. But, the salary of guides and porters may be slightly less during the off-season ( winter and monsoon season).

It depends on your trekking package like you are doing full package trek or just hiring a guide through a trekking agency. So, if you are doing a full package trek with a trekking agency, you do not have to carry much cash but you do have to carry a few of cash for your personal expenses. We advise you to carry cash approximately USD $ 25 to $35 per day. It can cover your personal expenses such as Wi-Fi, bottled water, hot drinks, charging mobile phones and cameras and  hot showers in a few places during the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.
 

Yes, you can pay by either credit card, bank transfer,  or cash.  We recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining trip balance because the payment by credit card charges you 4 % extra service charge by bank. 

If you want to cancel the trip and refund the advanced fund, these policies are very clear and simple. First, you have to send us an email about trip cancellation and then we process the cancellation of your hotel, transport and guide. About the refunds, 15% of the advance deposit that was your booking confirms the trip, it will be considered a cancellation fee. This fund will be difficult to resend back. That's why, you can postpone the trip to a later date or recommend to others friends or family to use this fund. 
 

The duration of the Ghorepani Poonhill trek depends on your reference such as itinerary, trekking place, trekking route, extra days for acclimatization. Anyway, the most famous route from Kathmandu to Kathmandu takes 5 days to 8 days to complete the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and needs 2 days extra for your arrival and departure from/to your home.
 

The walking distance depends on your fitness level, the terrain, elevations and destination. Normally the walking hours range is 4 to 8 hours a day during the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. 

The difficulty level of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is easy and moderate level because the starting and ending point is1100 meters high from sea level and 3210 meters is the highest place.  The trekking trails are rocky and steps in the forest which makes it tough to walk in a few places.  Our guide manages the tea-house for accommodation, resting place of rest, acclimatization day to manage, high altitude, slow walk, and short easy steps to complete the trip without any stress. 

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek does not require technical climbing skills, so you don’t need special training for this trekking.  But, we highly recommend having good physical fitness and preparation to easily complete the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging, swimming practices are beneficial in preparing for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is very safe during the spring and autumn season with our experienced trekking guide. We (high pass adventure teams) guarantee clients safety and security by preparing necessary trekking gear to face any condition of risk. Ghorepani Poonhill route is situated in the lower elevation, so it is also very safe during the summer and winter season.  But you have to face slippery and humid trails due to rainfall and snowfall.  High Pass Adventure will be always with you to assist all emergencies during the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. 
 

It is a pretty busy trail to the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek by internal and foreign trekkers during the  spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.  But in the summer and winter seasons it is not a busy trail due to not good weather for trekking. 

3210 meters high is the highest point of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. It's called Poonhill which is the wonderful and  best view point of surrounding mountains including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna Mountain ranges.  

The weather condition of Annapurna region is dependent on different seasons. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best weather conditions with milder temperatures for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking. Summer (June to August) and winter (December to February) seasons are not recommended, but you can do the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. 


 

Yes, you need travel insurance for Nepal trekking because it is compulsory. You have to make sure that it should cover the highest elevation of your trek for the emergency evacuation. If you need to recommend travel insurance companies, please check out the recommended list of the travel insurance companies. 

Yes, the trekking insurance of the guides and porters are necessary during the trekking in Nepal. So all staff of High Pass Adventure have life insurance for trekking in Nepal.  Furthermore, the daily wage, Meals, accommodation, insurance and required equipment cost are also included in your total cost. 
 

Yes, we provide you refundable trekking gear such as walking poles, sleeping bags and down jackets. Rest of the equipment you have to manage yourself. 

Yes, you can buy or hire all the trekking gears in Kathmandu. There are many shops and offers the best price for trekking gear to sell or rent. We can assist to show the best shopping center to buy or rent the trekking and climbing gear in Thamel.  

There are tea houses and lodges available for accommodation with basic twin sharing rooms during the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. The room may have a basic bed with mattress, blanket and pillow. We recommend trekkers that you should bring a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. Toilet and bathroom (shower) are the limit in the teahouses, so we have to share with other groups.
The teahouses usually offer a variety of local and international dishes but options will be limited compared with cities.  You may get local dishes such as chapati, rice (Dal Bhat), potato item, tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, Sherpa stew, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, thukpa and few things of western food during the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. 

The internet service is available at all tea houses along the way of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek but you have to pay extra fees. We advise you to not expect internet access for communication during the trek because the internet does not work well and fast.  There are also mobile phone network services along the Ghorepani Poonhill trek but no strong network connection to the whole area to use the data. Our guide helps you to communicate with your family, friends or colleagues. 

Yes, you can charge all your electronics devices in a lodge but you have to pay an extra cost.  Sometimes it is difficult to get a charging place and electric power during the busy trekking season, especially in higher places.  So we recommend you to bring your own power bank to charge your mobile and camera for the trekking in himalayas. 
 

Yes, you should bring advisable and basic medicines for the Nepal trek including Ghorepani Poonhill trek because the remote of the trekking routes where there is not enough medical facilities. 
If you have any allergies, it is important to ask with a healthcare or medicine specialist to consult about your detailed needs. They can advise you to take basic medicine depending on your health and trekking altitude. 

High Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a common anxiety during the trekking to higher altitude. It is not possible to completely remove the risk of altitude sickness but you can follow these below rules for prevention. There is less chance to get altitude sickness during the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. 
Follow these rules for prevention: 
-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 (Diamox or Acetazolamide) according to doctor 

The weight of luggage to the porter is limited and it is normally set by the Government of Nepal, local authorities and trekking associations of Nepal.  Local porters can carry more than 50 kg but the maximum luggage weight for the trekking porter is 30 kg during the Nepal trekking including Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. 
 

Yes, all trekkers need permits to enter the Annapurna Region because the route is located in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). So you have to need those permits such as Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) and ACAP entrance permits.

It is not necessary to bring a water bottle but if you have a water bottle it would be best to bring for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. If you bring, you can refill your bottle from a natural spring or water tap. That makes the trip cheaper. So we recommend you bring your own bottle to refill and use the water purification tablets or drops for drinking water during the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. 

Guide and porter will expect the tipping and they appreciate it after receiving it.  Porter and guides are part of the hero to successfully complete the trek and your tipping is a compulsory to appreciate their service to you during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 
 

Traveller Useful Information

Information of Annapurna Conservation Area Project

Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP) is largest conservation area of Nepal and located in north center in Nepal.  It has 7629 square Km and established in 2049 B.S. (1992 A.D.). It is bounded by the mustang in the north, Kali Gandaki River in the west, Marsyandi valley in the east and Pokhara valley is the south border. 

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

Annapurna Circuit Trek Permit Cost

Annapurna Circuit Trek situated in Annapurna Conversation Area, so you need to buy entrance fee of ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permits and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card. Both of these permits are compulsory for your trek to Annapurna Region except Nar Phu Valley Trek and Upper Mustang Trek. Those two permits can buy ether from registered trekking company or Tourism Board (Bhrikuti Mandap). Those two permits, you have to take yourself during the whole trek and have to show on the every check post along the Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail. If you are going there without these trekking permits, you have to buy from there with double charge (penalty) or you may have turn back.

  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) is compulsory for everyone to trek in Annapurna Circuit.
  • It Cost US$ 20 per person/ per Trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permits 
  • It cost US$ 30 only per person/ per trek

Our government has instilling these two permits for Annapurna Circuit Trek from Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Food and Accommodation in Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Region is second popular trekking destination in Nepal next to Everest Region Trek. There are many trekking routes and Annapurna Circuit Trek is best one of them for nature and culture with different landscaped. Annapurna Circuit trekking trail is well managed and managed by the Annapurna Conservation Area project and local community. 

There are lots of accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail because every year increasing new house and add the room for trekkers. So, you can have easy to finding comfortable accommodation in the Annapurna region. Almost all tea-houses are tried to give you best service for all traveler. Normally, lodges have private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing indoor bathroom but if you need luxury lodge, they have luxury facilities and some places have limit lodges.  Every different place has different quality of the lodges, so you can choose best on your budget.

Every lodge have food menu and foods items are almost same. We strongly recommended typical Nepali dish “Dal-Bhat” (boiled rice, vegetable, lentil soup) but if you like, you can choose others food from food menu.  Most of the lodges produced fresh Vegetables on their garden and serve to costumer. Basically, the cooks are trained but food taste might be bit different than western. Meat is not fresh in the mountain area so you have tried to be vegetarian during the Annapurna Circuit trek and all trekking routes in Nepal Himalayas. 

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

Best Season for Annapurna Circuit Trek

There are two main trekking season for Trekking in Nepal. Autumn trekking season (September to December) and spring trekking season (March to May) are the best trekking seasons. Even though, beginning of September to end of May are the very good times for the Annapurna circuit Trek. The weather is perfect sunny and warm with wonderful mountains views clean air and not rain and snow compare with other trekking season. 

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 little bit cold for most trekkers but the visibility is not bad.  In the summer season (June to August) is raining but best time for nature lovers. That is why; you can choose your best season for Annapurna Circuit Trek depends on your Vacations time.

Communication in the Annapurna Region 

Annapurna region is popular trekking destination In Nepal. There are good mobile network services and internet services in the whole Annapurna region trekking area but not few places such as Nar Phu Valley, Tilicho Lake and Saribung Pass trekking.  The internet service will be available whole Region but tea-houses and lodges provide internet with some extra charge. If you have not Nepali SIM card for communication with your family and not use the internet service, our guide help to you for pass the massage because always our guide have cellular phone and he contact 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, travelling is important things 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 to you for your trekking but you have to tell us before leave the trekking. 

Acclimatization:

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

Hence, every day you have inform to your Guide or Leader about your health condition and he will response 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 tourism filed, they except some tips during your Tour Trekking and others activities in Nepal. Tipping is judgment of workers from travelers and workers offers the tips end of the trek. Travelers tips 10% of their payable amount but you can give to them depend on their services. 

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

Trip extension 

If you have extra time after complete the trek, you can do different activities or different short trek 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, Dhampus hiking or day Rafting trip in Trisuli River. 

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

Trekking Gear List 

Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel.  We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel. These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.

Documents: 

  • 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 incase an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)

Sleeping:

  • Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
  • Sleeping bag liner (Optional)

Footwear:

  • Trekking boots: one pair  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 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
  • Underwear
  • 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

Others: 

  • Sunglasses and Sun cream 
  • Towel
  • Book (reading and writing materials)
  • MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on 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. Nalgen bottles best.

General Toiletries

  •  Toilet papers/ tissue 
  • Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag
  • Travel game 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 a 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 for 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 to 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 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 other 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 mishap. 

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. Your 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. The 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 a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is 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 hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause 

Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

  • Generally living near sea level and travel 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 symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness 
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)
  • Short breath with action
  • Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 
  • Chest tightness or blocking
  • Confusion
  • Dry cough or coughing with blood
  • Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention 

Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

  • Climb the mountain gradually. 
  • Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of 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 (diomax) according to doctor 

Client Reviews

Wei Han Kho

Wei Han Kho

Singapore

Poonhill Trekking - Best views of the surrounding Mountains

16th July, 2023

I recently did a 4-days-trekking to Poonhill from High Pass Adventure trekking company. The trekking guide settled everything for us including meals, accommodation, permit, transport and porter, basically everything. Purna was a tour guide and he was friendly and always shared some knowledge with me. I would recommend High Pass Adventure trekking company to all trekkers for trekking in Nepal or Tibet!! And again I will come to Nepal for Everest Base Camp Trek with them.

Christa M

Christa M

United States

Amazing Trip in Nepal with High Pass Adventure!!!

16th July, 2023

I stayed 2 weeks in Nepal with High Pass Adventures Trekking company. Everything was perfect - weather, accommodation in both Kathmandu and on our trek, our guide - he was really helpful, enthusiastic and made the whole experience very enjoyable. High Pass Adventure organized the whole thing really well and left us nothing to worry.. I would definitely recommend High Pass Adventure and team to anyone and would use them again when we hopefully return to Nepal.

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