Semi Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking

Trip At Glance
  • Group Size2-15 Persons
  • Max Elevation5416 m
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • TransportationFlights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
  • AccommodationTea House/Lodge
  • CostContact Us
  • Trip Length10 days
  • Best MonthSpring & Autumn
  • WIFIAvailable
  • RegionAnnapurna Region
  • Trip ModeTrekking
  • MealB/L/D
  • Trekking StyleTea House Trek
overview

Trip Overview

Semi Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking is the best way to experience the majestic long detour walking holiday in Nepal. Tramping Himalaya Adventures is the renowned trekking agency for the high altitude trekking and adventure wilderness. The team of agency is composed of either Everest Summiteers or the guides with more than a decade of experience in the field of Nepal Trekking. Traveling to the Annapurna region is the most momentous journey to do in Nepal. Moreover, Annapurna Circuit Trek also known as the Annapurna Round Trek is the most popular and classical trekking route. To get an itinerary of such a long detour in less than 10 days require immense experience. Hence, the Tramping Himalaya Adventures is an ideal travel companion.

Short Trekking Itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Trek

Travelers will start the journey from Kathmandu. The first phase of the journey is via road trip either by a local bus or a jeep. Travelers will take the four wheeled jeep from Besisahar to Chame. The trekking starts from Chame to Pisang in the first day of trekking. It is joyous walking activity. The road construction has extended up to Manang as well. However, we don’t allow trekkers to go to the Manang Village on jeep because of the fear of altitude sickness.

Walking from Pisang to Manang Village is scenic as trekkers have to trek through various Gurung Village and splendid landscape. The acclimatization activities take place in the Manang Village. Even if the itinerary is short for the detour walking; you don’t have to worry about the logistics. All you need to have is the sound physical fitness and open attitude. The attitude of the trekkers traveling to the high altitude places must be open and heed the instructions of the guide for the safety purpose. Proper trip planning and scientific itinerary help in creating the hassle free trekking trip. Therefore, without any kinds of conundrum, book the Semi Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking in Nepal.

Acclimatization during Semi Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking

While trekking in the high altitude areas, it is essential to have the proper acclimatization. Therefore, in our trip of Semi Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking in Nepal, we perform the acclimatization activities by exploring the Manang Valley. During the acclimatization activities, trekkers will visit various monasteries, villages, and nearby waterfalls. You will be amazed to explore the naturally wonderful places as well as spiritually spectacular destinations during this activity. The activity endorses the safety of the guest to travel the high altitude at the same time offers astounding cultural understanding.

In order to avoid the risk of altitude sickness, trekkers should not miss out on the acclimatization activities. During the Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal, trekkers reach the places above five thousands meter height. Therefore, it is the risky altitude for the AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Avoid getting caught in the mess of altitude sickness and perform the acclimatization activities diligently. Moreover, doing these activities also help in understanding the landscape as well as the local culture and traditions.

Crossing the Thorong La Pass

The most iconic activity during the trekking is the crossing of the Thorong la Pass. The pass is the most popular as well as the arduous section of the Semi Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking route. Therefore, our guides will do special preparation for all the trekkers. You can either station in high camp or Thorong Phedi before scaling the pass. It depends upon your own physical fitness level. Therefore, heed the instructions of the guide in such a situation. From the top of the Thorong La Pass, trekkers can get the panoramic view of mountains. In fact, you can experience the mountain wilderness to the fullest while at the top.

Cycling in Thorong La Pass

Do you love adventure sports? If you do, please do some cycling at the high altitude Himalayan pass as well. Some of the intrepid and wilderness adventure lover travelers prefer to do cycling in the route. It is the epitome of adventure activity. There is proper cycling trail. The construction of the hilly postal road has paved way for the gorgeous cycling fun in the trail. Therefore, if you would love to do the cycling in Annapurna region of Nepal, please contact our travel planners in an advance.

Muktinath region and Lower Mustang Area

Upon crossing the Thorong La Pass, trekkers can get the prolific moments at the Lower Mustang region. After the challenging crossing of the pass, trekkers reach the area of Muktinath temple. The surrounding is sacred to Hindus as well as Buddhists. The eternal flame in the Buddhists Monastery and the holy 108 taps in the Hindu temple lying side by side is the perfect example of great religious harmony in Nepal. Witness the authentic taste of religious tolerance and harmony in Nepal during this short trekking adventure in Nepal. After reaching the Muktinath area, trekkers will travel to Jomsom and take the flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara. You can choose to do the stopover at the beautiful lake city Pokhara or simply travel back to Kathmandu.

Contact the travel planners of Tramping Himalaya Adventures for the breathtaking short trekking holiday in Nepal. Surely, the Semi Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking itinerary will allow travelers to knit the momentous walking holiday tales worthy to be shared for the generations to come. Trek smart and trek affordable. With Tramping Himalaya Adventures, you can get the value of everything spent for the trip. Traveling is always costly and requires lots of investment both financially and time wise. Therefore, it is essential for the travelers to find the correct trekking or travel agency. The updated and scientific itineraries and decade long experience in the field of Nepal Trekking can make us your perfect partner in doing trekking in Nepal. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights of Semi Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking

  • Thorong La Pass Trek in less than 10 Days
  • Oldest Monastery in Manang Village
  • Over 2 dozen Mountain Vista
  • Classical Trekking Detour of Nepal
  •  Thorong La Pass Crossing
  • Muktinath Temple and Eternal Flame
  •  Deepest Gorges and Mountain Valleys
  • Grassy meadows, Himalayan desert, green lush forests, and diverse landscape
  • Thakali, Magar, Gurung, and Tibetan Villages
ITINERARY

Detailed Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome and greetings and then transfer to your hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city. After checking into your rooms getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, a quiet environment after getting refreshed join at 

main hall or in lobby where our guide will provide briefing on treks-hotels with necessary information. 

Evening includes group dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with folk culture program with various dances of Nepal while having your authentic Nepalese dinner with local entertainment.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Morning as per group size either by car, coach or bus an interesting overland journey on Nepal’s most popular and busy highway, heading towards Nepal Mid-West to reach Lamjung district at Besisar, headquarter town of Lamjung area and then following Marysangdi River upstream past Syange and Jagat village unto Chamje village and then over Marysangdi River into forested areas, as drive proceeds on gradual dirt path above the river to reach at Tal Besi, entering into Manang district as air gets cooler from here on gaining slowly. Drive continues for hour reaching at Dharapani village where the trail from Manaslu joins, as air gets cooler with short ride to reach at Chame for overnight halt, headquarter and administrative town of Manang areas.

 

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
2670

Morning where our walk starts with gradual walks within green woodland of pines-rhododendron and fir trees following the river upstream to cross a bridge, where uphill climb leads at Dukari Pokhari with views of Pisang and 

Chulu peaks.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
3230

 From this vantage spot heading down to a valley at Pisang village encountering rows of prayer wheels and Mani walls all the way to Pisang village for short stop. With glorious views of snowcapped peaks of Pisang-Chulu and Annapurna II and IV, heading into a small forested 

area with climb for an hour to a ridge with grand views of Manang valley with Humdre airstrip close to the village. Walk is easier from here on with touch of high altitude as elevation gains slowly on walks to reach at Braga village, where a short walk uphill leads to its old and interesting monastery enriched with religious monuments and idols of Buddha and Guru Ringpoche (Padmasamava) with fresco and religious painting on walls and ceiling. This spot offer amazing panorama of Annapurna Himalaya with Chulu and Pisang peaks, as walk continues for another hour to reach at main Manang village for overnight stop.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
3450

A necessary and important rest day for acclimatization on this nice village enriched with Buddhist culture and traditions similar to Tibetans across the border. Explore its village of great interest with time for short hike towards a hill for close views of Gangapurna and Annapurna II – III icefalls and glaciers which feed the icy lake below of Manang, afternoon free at leisure and relax marveling the beauty of the landscapes and snow peaks from Manang village.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
3450

With enjoyable stop at Manang village, today a long hardwalks of 6 hours or more where walk leads pastYak Kharka, a small settlement, actually a summer pasture and grazing fields of Yaks and other cattle’s, morning leads to a slow uphill on wider trailfacing views of Gangapurna-Annapurna II – III with Chulu peaks. After a great scenic walks reaching at Yak Kharkafor possible lunch stop, as afternoon walk continueswith wonderful scenery of mountains, as altitude gains higher to reach at the base of Thorang-La pass at Phedi or High Camp, our route leads North west crossing a small stream with climb, where sometimes one can spot some wild-life of antelopes Himalayan Thar or mountain goats. Walk finally reaches at Phedi with few lodges, 

after a rest here a steep climb on zig-zag path for an hour to our 

overnight stop at High Camp of Thorang-La pass.

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
4600

Today our big day of the adventure as walk leads to a winding up from one ridge to another can be quite strenuous due to high altitude gain, overlooking views of peaks as our route leads finally on top of Thorang-la pass, the highest point of the trek. 

Festooned with thousands of Buddhist prayer flags with board with heights and name of Thorang-La offers incredible views of Dhaulagiri-Damodar and Mustang Himal with Annapurna and Chulu peaks, with time here for rest and then downhill to reach at holy place of Muktinath.Regarded as one of the holiest pilgrimage place for Hindu as well for some Buddhist visit the temple premises with 108 water spouts, which is one of the tributaries and source of Kaligandaki River. The name Muktinath comes from ancient Sanskrit word means place for Liberation or Freedom, a high spot with grand views of Dhaulagiri range of mountain

Food
B/L/D
Accomodation
Tea House/Hotel
Elevation
3800

At Muktinath our trek completes where drive leads on gradual and downhill with big drop of 1,200 m to reach Kaligandaki river valley, from the valley floor walk on windswept Kaligandaki river valley to Jomsom,

 headquarter town of Mustang district with a small an airstrip on the shelf of Kaligandaki River. With refreshing stop, drive continues further for an hour with windy afternoon to near Marpha, one of the charming villages in Himalaya region, houses here whitewashed with neat stone paved streets and well-kept fine lodges, shops and stores. Marpha and Kaligandaki areas, famous for delicious apple and fine products cider, brandy and juice a lovely village to explore around. Drive carries on following Kaligandaki River downstream to reach past Tukuche village, beneath Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiris with views of Dhaulagiri icefalls. After Tukuche to Larjung village and then back into forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron heading further south to low warmer areas of Tatopani to reach at Beni the headquarter town of Mygdi district. From here on good pleasant road to Pokhara for overnight stop by the serene Phewa Lake. Pokhara, a popular touristic destination blessed with natural beauty and picturesque scenery of mountains-hills and lakes. 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
820

Morning transfer into a vehicles either by car-coach or in tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for overland journey back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

(Flying to Kathmandu from Pokhara 35 minutes scenic flights)

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Last day in the country of high beautiful Himalayas as per your international flight transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to next port of call after a wonderful and mesmerizing adventure on Semi Annapurna Circuit Express trekking with great service of Tramping Himalaya Adventures

Food
Breakfast
Cost Included
  • Airport Pick up & Drop with private transport ( International & Domestic )
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 3-star standard with B/B 2 Nights Twin Sharing Basis 
  • Hotel in Pokhara 1 Nights 3 Star Standard B/B 
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar Bus Tickets 
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar BusTickets for Guide 
  • Besisahar to Chame Jeep Sharing 
  • Muktinath to Pokhara Jeep/Bus Sharing 
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu Deluxe Tourist Bus Tickets 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek ( Twin Sharing Basis )
  • Meals, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek 
  • Well English Speaking of government license holder guide 
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide/Assistant guides and Porters their salary, Insurance, Equipment, and lodging & fooding
  • Tramping Himalaya Adventures Duffel bag & T-shirt
  • All the necessary paperwork, Trekking/permits
  • Carried by your guide Medical Kit
  • All government taxes
  • Down Jacket If you need it ( To be returned after the trip )
  • Oxi-meter to check the pulse, Oxygen saturation, and heart rate
  • Unlimited chlorine-treated safe drinking water
Cost Excluded
  • Nepalese visa fee ( Bring the right cash in USD and 2 passport-size photographs )
  • 15 Days USD 30, 30 Days USD 50, 90 Days USD 125, 
  • Airfare International
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case  of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, Internet, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of  Tramping Himalaya Adventures 
  • Tips and gratuities
MAP

TREKKING MAP

Map of Semi Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking
Information

Some Additional Information

Correct Clothing & Equipments are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel with us.

FOOTWEAR ( RUNNING SHOES) :

1 pair for casual Comfortable support shoes wear on lighter walking days.

LIGHT HIKING BOOTS :

1 pair of sturdy hiking boots in which you should wear a light synthetic sock under a warm heavy sock comfortably, either wool or synthetic. Sole should be flexible but still provide enough support for your feet. Boots should be very water repellent.

HIKING GAITERS (Optional) :

1 pair keeps rocks out of shoes and boots dry in case of precipitation. Optional if trekking pants are worn.

WOOL SOCKS :

3 pair heavyweight wool socks to be worn over the liner socks. When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots. Remember to keep one fresh, dry pair of socks available at all times. Socks with padded shins are especially nice with boots.

LINER SOCKS :

3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

CLOTHING ( LIGHTWEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR ) :

2 pair, tops & bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No Cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder). Zip-T-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One set of white for intense sunny days and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility.

LIGHT TREKKING PANTS :

Lightweight nylon pants designed to be used while trekking. They are extremely air permeable, dry quickly and provide sun protection. Zip-off lower leg sections are convenient for switching to shorts.

T-SHIRTS :

Lightweight crew style t-shirt that wicks away moisture. Shirt can be made of any synthetic material.

BANDANA :

Bring bandanas for face masks and other tasks.

SYNTHETIC/SOFT SHELL JACKET :

A full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pullover.

INSULTED DOWN-JACKET :

Medium to heavy weight with hood.

HARD SHELL JACKET WITH HOOD :

We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain.

HARD SHALL PANTS :

Waterproof, breathable. Any side zipper length is fine as long as you can get them over your boots.

HANDWEAR » FLEECE/SOFT SHELL GLOVES :

1 pair. A heavier fleece will do a better job of keeping hands warmer when wet than lighter polypropylene or Capilene.

SHELL GLOVES WITH INSULATION :

1 pair. Insulation does not need to be removable. A good quality ski glove is sufficient

HEADWEAR » HEADLAMP & SPARE BATTRIES

A good quality climber’s headlamp. For use at night, bring extra batteries!

SUN HAT :

The sun can be intense at high altitude. A hat with a good visor provides protection for the nose and eyes. Baseball hats work well. A Buff is recommended to reduce the amount of dust inhaled while trekking and reduces the chance of infection.

NECK GAITER OR BUFF :

Buff is preferred for covering the face and preventing sickness.

GLACIER GLASSES :

100% UV, IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use, must have side covers, leashes, and a nose guard is particularly helpful. No more than 8% light transmission. If you wear contact lenses we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses—it is a good idea to have these with “photo-gray” or equivalent light-sensitive material so they can double as emergency sunglasses. If you wear glasses we recommend prescription glacier glasses (gray or amber). Talk to your eye care professional to find out where prescription glacier glasses are available. Regular sunglasses are not dark enough and do not provide any side protection from the sun.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT » SLEEPING BAG :

High quality with hood to at least - 10 Degree, Down is lighter and less bulky, but more expensive than synthetics. (Company provide you sleeping bag for this trek)

BACKPACK :

A day pack big enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing. 3,000cu.in. max

ADJUSTABLE 3 SECTION TREKKING POLES : Optional » WATER TREATMENT TABLETS :

Iodine or Chloride Dioxide tablets. A small bottle or multi pack is sufficient. Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste. Chloride Dioxide formulas will not discolor water

WATER BOTTLES :

2 Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 Litre capacity per bottle. No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill.

PEE BOTTLE (Optional) :

but very useful.

PEE FUNNEL FOR WOMEN (Optional) :

Lightweight urinary director. (For minimal undressing for discreet use)

SUNSCREEN :

SPF 30 or better, 2 small tubes. Make sure that the sun screen is not older than 6 months. Sunscreen older than six months loses half of its SPF rating.

HAND/FOOT WARMERS (Optional) :

Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

LIP SCREEN :

SPF 30 or better, at least 2 sticks. Not older than 6 months.

MP3 PLAYER (Optional) :

Flash memory only players since hard drive players do not work at high altitude (above 13,000ft). Chargers can be used at several lodges along the way.

TRAVELING » LARGE DUFFLE BAG WITH TRAVEL LOCKS :

1 for transporting and storing gear. These bags are needed to transport your clothing.

PLASTIC BAGS (5) :

For lining stuff sacks & pack to keep gear dry. Trash compactor bags work best.

TRAVEL CLOTHES :

You will need street/casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.

TOILETRY BAG :

Include toilet paper, soap, towel, and toothbrush, Wet wipes 1-2 per day and hand sanitizer: Hand moisturizer.

FIRST AID » PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT (small and simple) :

Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids.

DRUGS/MEDICATIONS/PRESCRIPTIONS :

Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for traveler’s diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.

Nepal has abundance of offers to establish it as a round the year travel destination. Based on this fact, many international tourists are indeed incorporating Nepal in their wishful travel itinerary. For this Everest Base Camp trek, in our trekking group there will be one trek leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers but we provide one assistant guide as per group size. Generally in our group the minimum number of tourist will be two and the maximum group size is ten. For single traveler, we organize the trip with single supplement. We saying 10 people are our maximum pax for the trek doesn't mean we are not operating more than 11 persons, we do it on request. However it is good to keep the limit group size which means we can provide a best services and personal take care to our valuable clients during their trip with us.

Trekkers who are making their plan to travel in the Himalaya, most require three basic components of preparation - aerobic, strength, and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will trekking in thin air, up to 50% less than at sea level. With good aerobic conditioning you will be able to minimizing the potential effects of Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). Hiking for at least two hours per day with some weight on your back is the best way to prepare yourself for trekking. Running, cycling (outdoor or stationary), Nordic track, hill climbing, or any exercise that gets your heart rate into the aerobic range for sustained periods of time. Every day you will walk in the Himalaya around 4 to 7 hrs and reaches at highest place to 5550m/18204 feet. So, health is a most essential part for your adventure travel. Tramping Himalaya Adventures most require your medical fitness certificate prior to your booking. Before the trip booking with us we suggest to consult with your Medical Doctor and in his/her references go for your trip booking process. Trekking in the Himalayas is a relatively safe activity and mishaps or problems are usually minor. However, unpleasant things can occur on a long trek. You might have a bout of mild illness, not sleep as well as usual, find the trek pace too fast or slow - any number of things might be annoying or stressful during some part of your trek. Before you leave for Nepal, or for any foreign destination for that matter, think about the journey as more than just a quest to reach a destination. Try to imagine your trip as an opportunity to experience whatever happens as an essential part of the journey. It doesn't matter so much whether you actually reach Everest Base Camp. You should be prepared to find joy and fulfillment in all the moments of your trip, including the less pleasant ones that you hadn't expected. Preparing to keep a very positive frame of mind throughout your trip, along with good physical conditioning, will insure that you are ready to experience all the wonders of Nepal.

Your Trek Leader's role is to ensure all aspects of the trip run smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, advice on how to fill your free time and co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour - although occasionally he may need your understanding if things do not go according to plan. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right. We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking. Tramping Himalaya trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.

Tramping Himalaya has been operating in the Himalaya for over 15 years and specializes in responsible travel. We offer small group adventure expeditions to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Our unrivalled itineraries reflect our long experience in the region. All our treks are accompanied by a highly experienced local leader ensuring safe acclimatization at every stage. You can hike, mountaineer and climb your way through the homeland of the adventure holiday. Tramping Himalaya is one of the world's leading adventure travel company offering hundred of itineraries on this continent for small group active adventures and expeditions, walking tours and cultural journeys. The company has been operating trekking and adventure travel holidays and vacations since 1992. Each itinerary has several scheduled departure dates throughout the whole year. Our all-inclusive, no hidden extras pricing policy combined with longer, creative itineraries and the use of quality ground services attracts people who have high expectations of their travel experiences.

We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Diamox (Acetazolamide) allows you to breathe faster so that you metabolize more oxygen, thereby minimizing the symptoms caused by poor oxygenation. This is especially helpful at night when respiratory drive is decreased. Since it takes a while for Diamox to have an effect, it is advisable to start taking it 24 hours before you go to altitude and continue for at least five days at higher altitude. The recommendation of the Himalayan Rescue Association Medical Clinic is 125 mg. twice a day (morning and night). (The standard dose was 250 mg., but their research showed no difference for most people with the lower dose, although some individuals may need 250 mg.) Possible side effects include tingling of the lips and finger tips, blurring of vision, and alteration of taste. These side effects may be reduced with the 125 mg. dose. Side effects subside when the drug is stopped. Contact your physician for a prescription. Since Diamox is a sulfonamide drug, people who are allergic to sulfa drugs should not take Diamox. Diamox has also been known to cause severe allergic reactions to people with no previous history of Diamox or sulfa allergies. Frank Hubbell of SOLO recommends a trial course of the drug before going to a remote location where a severe allergic reaction could prove difficult to treat.

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in the hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. Tramping Himalaya Adventures have an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters. Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degree C to -15 degree C.

All foreigners require a visa for entry into Nepal (except Indian nationals). It is your responsibility to obtain the entry visa.Visas can be obtained from the Nepalese embassy prior to travel or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and various international border crossings between Nepal and its neighbors.Make the visa process easier a passport-sized photograph for immigration and having the correct USD cash is required-please bring this in your hand luggage. In addition, trip in Nepal requires photos for the various permits. Please bring a total of 3 photographs. If you plan to obtain your visa in your country, you can download the application form from the website at:www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. Incase of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.

We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.

In Kathmandu we use deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charge US$200. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses which are basic structures, generally with shared facilities but very comfortable. In some guesthouses, showers are available; where there are no showers; there are private facilities in which you can sponge bath.

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Annapurna Region Trekking is the most diverse and momentous destination for walking holidays. There are countless stupendous trekking trails in the region. The destinations range from high altitude lakes to high altitude passes and unique vantage point to serene mountain valleys.

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