Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Himalayan journey to the sanctuary of God

15 Days 4,130m/13,550ft
BOOK NOW

Quick Facts

Trip Duration 15 Days Trip Grading Moderate
Max Altitude 4,130m/13,550ft Best TimeMarch - May
Sept - Nov
Trip ModeTeahouse / Lodge Group SizeMin 1 - Max 15
Overview

Trip Highlights

  • Annapurna base camp and famous hill station (Poonhill)
  • Panoramic views of mountain range
  • An ideal place to Chill-Pokhara
  • Traditional villages and beautiful landscapes

Trip Overview

You’d want to do this trip with your loved ones or those closest to you, for sure. Out of this world views of the Annapurnas and Dhauligiri from Poon Hill, and you get to see Machhapuchhre (fish-tail) peak upfront, the 'centurion' of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Look through the amazing sunrise on the south face of Annapurna I from Base Camp and marvel with the wonderful and pleasant differences of Nepal's climate zones, its rich wildlife and sublime landscapes…

This venture takes us north of sizzling Pokhara, a great trek into Himalayan journeys of a unique kind as you enter into the inner chambers of the legendary Annapurnas. Hereabouts, massive mountains such as 8,000 metres, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre, surround the original geographic amphitheater known as the Sanctuary of the Annapurna, a feast for the eyes that beholds nature at its zenith. The blending of this outing into the sanctuary with a visit to the classic Himalaya viewpoint of Poon Hill is the jackpot of a dream vacation; this hike is a wonder combo that provides us a little over two weeks of some quaint walks into the great Himalayas of Nepal, at its best.

We experience sub-tropical forest swarming with interesting wild life, lovely villages with trimly terraced rice fields, and pleasurable ridge hiking accompanied with stunning Himalayan vistas that leave us panting for breath. Strolling through the 'gates' of the Sanctuary, we culminate into a haven of ice and snow that finds us enclosed by huge Himalayan peaks which leaves us gaping awestruck. We then return to an evolution of nature as we hike by the plummeting Modi Khola (river), through a portrait perfect countryside of overlapping hills dotted with villages of clean colourful houses and flower beds, surrounded by terraced fields. On the way, we meet fellow travellers from around the globe where we stop over for a teeter-totter to share our exciting experiences of a world we never knew existed, till now. And then we head back to the city of lakes – Pokhara – and the ancient valley of Kathmandu and a soft warm bed.

Trip Profile

- Equipment (Down Jacket, Sleeping bag wt liner, Duffel bag) worth of USD 300 provided for trekking

- Comprehensive first aid kit with oxygen backup for all high altitude treks

- Satellite phone for emergency purpose

- Fully guided trek with an expert leader and team of dedicated staff

- Medical trained staff with English language proficiency

- All meals (B,L,D) and accommodation included on trek

- Reasonable price with no hidden cost

- High staff to client ratio on all trips

- Higher success ratio

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu – [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 02 : Fly to Pokhara & explore – [827m/2,714ft]
  • Day 03 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri – [2,050m/6,726ft].
  • Day 04 : Trek to Gorepani – [2,750m/9,033ft]
  • Day 05 : Hike up to Poonhill [3,210m/10,532ft] and trek to Tadapani [2,700m/5,586ft]
  • Day 06 : Trek to Chomrong – [2,170m/7,120ft]
  • Day 07 : Trek to Dovan – [2,580m/8,465ft]
  • Day 08 : Trek to Macchapuchre Base Camp – [3,700m/12,140ft]
  • Day 09 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4,130m/13,550ft] and trek back to Deurali
  • Day 10 : Trek to Bamboo hotel – [2,310m/7,579ft]
  • Day 11 : Trek to Jhinu Dada – [1,760m/5,775ft]
  • Day 12 : Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara [827m/2714ft]
  • Day 13 : Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 14 : In Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 15 : International departure

Map & Itinerary
  • Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu – [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of arrival hall. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip in the lobby of your hotel in the evening. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street
    • Meal : None
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 02 - Fly to Pokhara & explore – [827m/2,714ft]

    After breakfast, we hop a twenty-minute flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu airport. During the flight, the views from your window seat give you mesmerizing views of glorious Manaslu and the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. We reach our hotel, refresh & get familiar with our surroundings. We can go for a stroll down the Fewa Lake & also do some boating. We could also visit David’s fall and visit the peace stupa. The city of lakes – Pokhara is a wonderful city to explore around.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 03 - Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri – [2,050m/6,726ft].

    Today we drive to Nayapul to start our trek. From Nayapul we follow the south bank of the river. After several hours we will pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Modi Khola stream via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. We trek further along the trail quite steep at times. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon for overnight.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 5 - 6
  • Day 04 - Trek to Gorepani – [2,750m/9,033ft]

    We make our ascent to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means a place with a water trough for resting weary horses owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop, too, for a breather. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and handicrafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle like shape and the other a few hundred feet lower. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to get the first feelings of the chilly weather down here, especially in the evenings.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 6 - 7
  • Day 05 - Hike up to Poonhill [3,210m/10,532ft] and trek to Tadapani [2,700m/5,586ft]

    Today is a special day because we surmount Poon Hill- an icon of the Annapurna region. We climb the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3200mtrs). The efforts will be rewarded with spectacular views of Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and the Annapurnas. After taking photos and having some coffee, tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Gorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forest, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 6 - 7
  • Day 06 - Trek to Chomrong – [2,170m/7,120ft]

    After breakfast we hike steeply down to the river, crossing via another airy suspension bridge. The next couple of hours see us contour though the landscape before we reach the steep section of steps that bring us to Chomrong where we stop for lunch. From here, the true splendor of the mountains can be seen, with full views of Machhapucchre, Hinchuli and Annapurna South. From Bhanuwa, it is a steep descent, largely on steps, to the valley bottom.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 5 - 6
  • Day 07 - Trek to Dovan – [2,580m/8,465ft]

    We head out of Chhomrong along the Modi Khola leaving behind inhabited foothills into the high steppes and wooded slopes of the Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge & then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. The ascent from Sinuwa becomes somewhat flatter. The trail passes through thick & dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. Then the track passes through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan for our night stop.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 5 - 6
  • Day 08 - Trek to Macchapuchre Base Camp – [3,700m/12,140ft]

    Today we start our trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC). The day starts with a gentle gradual ascending following the trail above the river through a thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests up the side of the canyon. The trail climbs gently through a river bed and then it rises steeply over the mountain side. There are also avalanche prone areas at some points on the trail. After about half an hour walk from Deurali, we will find ourselves in the middle of a river bed surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. When the sun rises, the snow on the mountains glitter and the river valley is filled with warm sun rays. The hike to MBC is somewhat strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchre are certainly a rewarding experience. We stop for our overnight at this quiet lovely base camp.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 6-7
  • Day 09 - Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4,130m/13,550ft] and trek back to Deurali

    On the way to ABC from MBC, the vegetation disappears. Due to drastic change in weather patterns, we see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the sanctuary, follows a stream, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the panorama of 360 degrees. The Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks brings a wonderful climax of our trip which almost ends today. When this is done, we head down by strolling back to Deurali through a quiet well marked trail.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 6 - 7
  • Day 10 - Trek to Bamboo hotel – [2,310m/7,579ft]

    We wake up with the birds at Deurali and savor the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas. Today, we start descending from Deurali, heading downhill, mostly negotiating stone steps as we descend to the Chomrong Khola. What goes down must go up again, however and, having crossed this side stream, we continue our steady ascent of the Modi Khola Valley and the ‘hill top’ at Sinuwa village. There are terrific views here of the Annapurnas and Machhapuchhre and this makes the perfect spot for lunch. After lunch we continue through the forest (with chance of spotting troops of langur monkeys that live here) mostly following the contour and then making a final descent to the collection of lodges known as Bamboo and finally to Bamboo hotel. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. Waterfalls cascading down the 500-foot granite faces on both sides to the forest below and great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli make up today's primary attractions.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 4 - 5
  • Day 11 - Trek to Jhinu Dada – [1,760m/5,775ft]

    From Bamboo we trek back to Sinuwa and then descend to Lower Chomrong. We then ascend on the thousand stony steps which takes us to Upper Chomrong. From Chomrong we take a different route and instead of going to Ghandruk, we descend to the pretty village of Jhinu Danda. We get an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs that is situated just a 15-min walk away from Jhinu Danda. Taking a dip in these hot springs is pretty good for health.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Teahouse / Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 5 - 6
  • Day 12 - Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara [827m/2714ft]

    We trek from Jhinu danda to Nayapul. After lunch we trek to Sayali bazaar and then down to Birethanti. From Birethanti, a half-an-hour trek takes us to Naya Pul. The trek ends at Naya Pul. From NayaPul we take a vehicle and reach Pokhara in about an hour. We might enjoy the prospects of visiting some more places around Pokhara until evening or just chill out at some restaurant near the lake.
    • Meal : B, L, D
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 4 - 5
  • Day 13 - Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    In the morning hours we might do some last hour shopping too. After that, we drive to Kathmandu. We grab seats on the left aisle of the vehicle for the best views of the rivers along the highway because it’s our last time we’ll probably see them. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we get transferred to our hotel; and we spend the day at our own leisure, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu.
    • Meal : B, L
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 14 - In Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Free and easy day to spend, perhaps doing shopping or rest at hotel’s beautiful court-yard. At eventide, we will relish a farewell dinner to celebrate your successful completion of the ‘Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.’ While enjoying our supper, we will also be entertained to a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.
    • Meal : B
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 15 - International departure

    Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.
    • Meal : B
    • Accommodation : None
    • Trekking Hours :
Dates & Price

Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.

2017 Departures
Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price
20 Sep, 2017 04 Oct, 2017 USD 1350 Available Book Now
05 Oct, 2017 19 Oct, 2017 USD 1350 Available Book Now
15 Oct, 2017 29 Oct, 2017 USD 1350 Available Book Now
26 Oct, 2017 09 Nov, 2017 USD 1350 Sold out Book Now
06 Nov, 2017 20 Nov, 2017 USD 1350 Sold out Book Now
15 Nov, 2017 29 Nov, 2017 USD 1350 Available Book Now
2018 Departures
Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price
20 Mar, 2018 03 Apr, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
29 Mar, 2018 12 Apr, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
06 Apr, 2018 20 Apr, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
16 Apr, 2018 30 Apr, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
27 Apr, 2018 11 May, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
09 May, 2018 23 May, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
19 Sep, 2018 03 Oct, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
28 Sep, 2018 12 Oct, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
04 Oct, 2018 18 Oct, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
15 Oct, 2018 29 Oct, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
26 Oct, 2018 09 Nov, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
06 Nov, 2018 20 Nov, 2018 USD 1350 Available Book Now
Trip Info
expand all / collapse all

Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B,L,D) on OPEN/CHOICE Menu whilst on trek with tea & coffee.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Hotel Dandelion or similar category for 2 nights
  • Internal flight (KTM-PKR)
  • All required permits for trek (TIMS Card & ACAP)
  • Experienced local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
  • Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts on private A/C Vehicle
  • All ground transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary on private A/C Vehicle
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • Staff insurances, allowances and equipment
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for staff

Optional Add Ons

  • Single supplement
  • Hotel upgrade

Important note

The day-to-day program is subject to weather, conditions and the progress and wishes of the group. Most importantly, the leaders will be making daily decisions, for example, about exactly how far or which way we go, and will be thinking ultimately about the safety and health of all in the party, as well as the enjoyment of the group and success in the outcome of the trek and climb. We ensure liability as per indicated itinerary and list of services. If the holiday is cut short or completed earlier than the projected period upon client’s wish, we shall not be responsible or make refund against unutilized days or services. Clients need to pay extra for Hotels/services incurred in Kathmandu or elsewhere in such cases.

Climate

The best seasons to trek in the Annapurna region are Autumn (from mid-September till November) and Spring (from the beginning of March until May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day. The nights are cold (between -10C to 5C) and the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 20C).  Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night.

TRIP GRADE – Moderate

Duration for treks of this grade stretches up to two (2) weeks.   Trails generally go above 4000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about   4 – 5 hours.  Perfect setting of introduction to moderate & challenging trekking in Nepal.  Activity level is fairly easy but do expect some ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well and the well-known 'Nepali flat' – a little bit up and a little bit down.

A Typical Day

Daily wake up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on trek. You will be given a small basin of hot water to wash up.  After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day's walk.  Before breakfast you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast. After 3-4 hours of walk, we stop for lunch mid-day.  The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The rest of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, to wash your clothes or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunch time and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Meals

Meals are included in our package and are served in Lodges located along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer).

Accommodation

Kathmandu: In Kathmandu, we stay at Kathmandu Guest House, a well-known hotel where many famous celebrities like Beatles, Ricky Martin, Jeremy Irons and others have stayed. Centrally located in Thamel, the hotel also boasts of a beautiful garden where you can relax and enjoy the greenery.  Breakfast will be provided in the hotel and your accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and if you would like to have single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price.

Pokhara: Our Address in Pokhara (Hotel Dandelion), with a spacious and comfortable room this hotel is indeed a good place to chill and relax. Your accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and if you would like to have single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price.

Single supplement: Single supplement will be charged if someone wish to have their own room for the trip. Especially when travelling in a group, we will always pair you with someone of same sex and similar age to share the room with. If in case of single by default, then clients don’t have to pay for the single supplement.

On Trek (Teahouse/Lodge Trek): Trekking in the (Annapurna area) does not need tremendous logistics in accommodation as there are many clean and friendly Lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets.  A few have electric lights and all have a warm spacious dining room-lounge. We will arrange for you and your group to stay in local lodges daily. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary. It is more cost effective to stay in a Lodge as in a camping trek.

Group size

Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. Our group size is small and we only take up to 15 pax in one group. If you opt to join our ‘fixed departure trip’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of group varies, minimum no of persons required to operate a trip is 1 the maximum is 15 people.

Flight / Land Transfers

The starting point of the trek is from Pokhara, which is connected by a short 20 minutes’ flight from Kathmandu or 6-7 hours by drive. We will arrange to transfer you and your group to and from trek start/end point and to take your group back to the hotel upon your return to Kathmandu on a private transportation.

Travel Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get  travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get a travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)  in high altitudes where there are no other means of transporation available. Medical expenses, Baggage lost, Delays and Cancellation, Death & Repatriation are also another important factor to include when purchasing your Insurance. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision.

Tipping and Taxes

Though tipping is not compulsory but gratuity is appreciated.  A suggestion of an allocation of USD4.00-5.00 per day per person for teahouse/lodge treks – this can be handed to the leader/Sirdar at the end of the trek in the presence of the staff for distribution as gratitude.  You can also give away your trekking equipment such as boots, jackets, trekking poles, head torches to the crew.

On the last day of the trek, we will have a celebration night with all our trekking crew and we suggest the gratuity to   the staff be given only at the end of the trek.

Communication

Telephone facilities in the Annapurna region is a plenty with WIFI available in the teahouses/lodges. Connection for cell phones is fair throughout the trek in Annapurna Region. If you need to keep in contact with our family or others, kindly request from us in advance a local sim card.

First Aid Kit

We supply a first aid kit with standard medicines prescribed by doctors and Oxygen for emergency purposes.  Besides that, upon request and with additional cost, we can provide for a High Altitude Mountain doctor.  Your trip leader/Guide is experienced and has knowledge in medications. But if you are more comfortable, we suggest that you bring along your own common medication supplies such as pain-killers, for cold, diarrhoea, nausea and fever.  Some nasal ointment and throat-moisturising pills will be of great help for those who are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions.  Age is no barrier to undertake an unforgettable trekking experience.

Personal Expenses

Since Meals and Accommodation are all included on trek, you need cash for table drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (a few smaller shops are available along the trail in some areas) tips, souvenirs, hot shower (only available in some places).

Itinerary Changes

The itineraries for each trip should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion must coincide with the original itinerary.

You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into a remote mountain region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original program.

Rescue/Evacuations

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty; we undertake to do everything possible to transfer you to the nearest hospital.  Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation, kindly ensure that all expenses are fully covered by your insurance before assigning it or must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu.

Luggage While Trekking

While on the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porters.  You only carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc.  - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box which is not chargeable in Kathmandu.  Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15kg, excess weight is chargeable at USD1.00 or more per Kilo depending on sectors.

Care For Porters And Staff

Our porters and staff are provided with adequate clothing and equipment for high altitude conditions.  They are also well paid and is well groomed.

Equipment Checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for these kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment .   You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.

Clothing and Footwear

  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-Shirts
  • Trousers
  • Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
  • Waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Thermal
  • Inner wears
  • Under garments
  • Warm socks
  • Warm Hat, Gloves and Bandana/Scarf
  • Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from trek.
  • Trekking shoes
  • Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
  • Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)

Documents

  • Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
  • 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
  • Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
  • Flight tickets
  • Credit cards in case of emergencies
  • Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

(Please carry the photo copy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Others

  • Headlamps with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Camera with charger or spare batteries
  • A pair of trekking poles
  • Water bottle one (1) litre
  • Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
  • Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
  • Padlock
  • Binoculars
  • Reading materials, note books and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

  • Quick drying towel
  • Small face towel
  • Toothbrush &Toothpaste
  • Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
  • Face and body moisturizer, Sun screen and lip balm
  • Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
  • Hygiene products
  • Basic first aid kit

The gears listed below will be provided by us for the trek. Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag must be returned after the completion of trek.

  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping bag with Liner
  • Duffel/Kit Bag

Trip Extensions

In addition to your trek, we can organize extension trips to both within Nepal and other neighbouring countries.

For example, you may want to try water-rafting or a jungle safari in Nepal or even a Nepal Cultural Tours.

If time permits, you may even want to include a trip to our neighbouring countries i.e.  Tibet, India or Bhutan.

Media Gallery Reviews
Anita Nadarajah Dec 05, 2017

Highland Expeditions came highly recommended by a friend who had previously trekked with Passang. We were very impressed and satisfied with the service level provided to us 3 ladies. We had the honor of having Kunga as our guide (very experienced climber). Assistant guide, Shyam and porters Sunil and Samir were very friendly and the team took very good care of us and met our every need, always ensuring we were comfortable and well fed. The daily treks were timed very well so we arrived at our home for the day early in the afternoon with sufficient time to enjoy the rest of the day. The porters would arrive at our lodge early to ensure we got the good rooms. Overall, it was an amazing and memorable trek with Highland Expeditions and I’m already looking forward to my next trek with them! 

Mei Sook Tan Dec 03, 2017

What a joy when you stepped on Annapurna Base Camp without altitude mountain sickness! Thanks to Highland Expeditions led by Passang and his team for their considerate, caring and helpful nature.

The trek was well organized , relax, well-fed (food was good) and accommodation was clean. Enjoyed the spectacular views of mountains, waterfalls, streams and forest along the trails. Daily briefing and repeated lessons on the range of mountains and villages and cultures with our endless questions.

This is the 3rd time my travel-mates joined the Highland Expeditions for Nepal trek. Its speak all for their excellent service. 

Keep up the good job! 

Anson Amithra Nov 23, 2017

Highland Expeditions is certainly the choice to make with when you want to explore Nepal and trekking its mountainous range. My hiking mates and I made our trip to Nepal on the 26th Oct – 10th Nov. We had 10 day trekking made to Machhapuchhre base camp and Annapurna Base Camp and the rest were historical n temple visits at Lumbini Park, Pokhara n Kathmandu. Truly, Passang and his dad who happened to be our guide made safety and care their primary concern. Their assistant guide Shyam, their porters were also always helpful and made our trip very special. I would say their package were very reasonable, their specialist in handing over their sleeping bag n down jacket during the duration of our trekking kept us very warm n nice. All these wonderful people made our trip joyous and a memorable one indeed. Thanking Passang, Kunga, Syam, Sameer and Sunil very very much for your care n concern.

Mark and Julia Sep 12, 2016

We were looking for a local based company for our trekking trip and choosing Highland Expeditions was the right decision we made. Everything was amazing and we enjoyed the trek very much without worrying about anything. Right from the arrival to departure everything was superb.
Namaste and Dhanyabad!

Post Your Reviews

Book Now

BOOK TRIP

Step 1 of 2

50%
  • Trip Information

  • Traveler Information

  • Contact Information

Are You Interested?

If Interested please hit the button

Enquiry

  • DOWNLOAD TRIP DOSSIER

    Please fill the following form.

LATEST BLOG

Walled Capital of Kingdom of Lo | Upper Mustang

A Tibetan warrior, Ame Pal, ventured into the seemingly desolate fertile plains of Upper Mustang where he founded the walled capital Lo Manthang. Situated in the vastness of the desert-like […]

REVIEWS Real People, Real Stories

We embarked on the trip little realising how demanding the logistics can be, the mountains and weather care for no one.  Highland Expeditions with Passang and Mr. Kunga (Our trip […]

Dr. Vasanthi R Singapore

JOIN THE NEWSLETTER

Affiliated with

We accept