Trip Starts: Kathmandu Trip Ends: Kathmandu Transportation Facility: Plane or Road Trip Duration: 19 Days Trip Activity: Trekking Trekking Guide: Available (Male) Best Season: Sharad Ritu (Autumn) Min-Max Group Size: 2 - 20 pax Fixed Departures: Yes Min Age: 12 years or above Security: 100% Guaranteed! Customized Trip Route: Available
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Thorang La Pass Via Tilicho Lake Trekking Map - Adventure White Himalaya Treks
Tilicho Lake Trekking Map – Adventure White Himalaya Treks

Thorong La Pass via Tilicho Lake is one of the famous trek located in the Annapurna region. This trek takes you to two of the most popular destination in the Annapurna region: Thorong La pass and Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake is one of the highest altitude lakes which is situated at the altitude of 4919 meters above sea level. Tilicho Lake is a glacier lake that collects the glacial melt of the northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorong Peak. Although trekking to Tilicho Lake is a fascinating journey, the real adventure of this trek is crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416 meters). 

Thorong La Pass via Tilicho Lake Trek trail takes you along the lush forest, ancient villages with diverse culture and ethnicity, and varied landscapes. The trek starts from the subtropical woodlands in the lower region takes you to the dry arid land of the Mustang. Thus, you will experience diverse landform and climates zones in this trek. 

Along with that, the trail goes through a deep gorge, high mountain passes, relaxing hot spring, Hindu and Buddhist monuments, charming farmlands, etc. And you will get a magnificent mountain views of Annapurna (8,097m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,163m), Machhapuchhre (6,998m) and Tukuche (6,920m).

This Thorpng La Pass via Tilicho Lake trek begins from an 8 to 9 hours drive to the Besisahar from Kathmandu. Besisahar is the starting point of this Thorong La Pass Trek via Tilicho Lake. After getting to Besisahar, we start our hike along the Marshyangdi River. While walking, the trail rewards you with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. As mentioned earlier, you will walk through several ancient villages populated by a diverse group of people with a variety of ethnicity that offering picturesque views of the Himalayas. We have customized this route as it is the same as Annapurna Circuit Trek

We take the same route as Annapurna Circuit Trek till Manang. From Manang instead of hiking north to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka, we hike toward the main valley to the west and pass the Khangshar Village to finally reach Tilicho Lake. After spending some time inhaling the beauty of Tilicho lake, we trek back to Manang. 

Then we head towards Yak Kharka and cross Thorong La Pass at the elevation of 5,416 m. After the pass, the trail is a steep descend to Muktinath and then to Jomsom from where a 30-minute scenic flight takes us to the Pokhara.

Note : Provided hotel is 2-3 Star Category , which can be customized as per the requirement of visitor. Moreover, Itinerary is basic outline of the trekking which can be adjusted and modified on request.

 

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300 m)

After your arrival, Adventure White Himalaya Treks representative will warmly greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast, you will be taken to a guided tour to some of the world heritage sites certified by UNESCO such as Pashupatinath Temple (most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva), Boudhanath Stupa (one of the holiest Buddhist sites), Swayambhunath(the Monkey temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Square inside Kathmandu valley. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. 

After sightseeing, you will get back to the hotel. At the hotel, you will meet the trekking guides and other trekking staff who will assist you in the trek. They will check your trekking equipments and brief you about the trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (820 m) in a Public Bus and Take a Jeep to Syange (1,100 m), 8 hours drive.

Today, you will drive to the trailhead of the Thorong La Pass trek via Tilicho Lake i.e. Syange. Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the bus station for 8 hours of scenic bus drive to Syange. Along the way, you will witness beautiful landscapes, rivers, and waterfalls.

First, we will reach Besisahar on a local bus, and then you will switch to a jeep which will take you to Syange. 

Overnight at a local teahouse in Syange.

Day 04: Syange to Dharapani (1,700 m), 5 hours of trek.

Today is the first day of the trek. After breakfast, you will start your walk to today’s stop at Dharapani along the Marshyangdi river. Crossing a large bridge near Tal, you will enter the magical Manang district. The trekking trail takes you through barley, rice, and potato fields and beautiful waterfalls. After crossing the village of Kodo, you will finally reach Dharapani which is one of the biggest settlements in the Manang district.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Dharapani.

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,670 m), 4 hours of trek.

This will be an exciting day. We will leave Marsyangdi River behind and continue our journey towards Chame. On the way to Chame, the trail goes through a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides. As you walk, you will be greeted by the breathtaking views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). Enjoying the view of the beautiful mountains, you will finally reach a beautiful little town of Chame which is the headquarter of the Manang district.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Chame.

Day 06: Chame to Upper Pisang (3,300 m), 6 hours of trek.

After breakfast, you will continue toward Upper Pisang which takes around 6 hours walk to reach. First, you will cross the old part of Chame and ascend to Telekhu at 2840 meters. From there, The trail through the dense forest and come across the beautiful panoramic views of meadows and mountains. You walk through a steep and narrow valley to get the beautiful view of Paungda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, you can get a mesmerizing view of the Annapurna 2 to the south and Pisang Peak to the northeast. You will then cross the suspension bridge over the Marshyandi river to get to the south bank. Crossing the river, you will then ascend over the ridge through the lush pine forest. After this, the trek reasonably levels as it heads to the upper part of Manang valley to Upper Pisang.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Upper Pisang.

Day 07: Upper Pisang to Ngawal (3,660 m) 5 hours of trek.

Today, you have to wake up early to witness the beautiful sunrise over Annapurna II. After enjoying the sunrise, you will have your breakfast and then continue the trek towards Ngawal. Although the trail to Ngawal is about 400 m higher than the lower trail, you will have the opportunities to explore the high altitude flora and fauna, beautiful gorges, Annapurna II and III, and Pisang Peak. 

Overnight at a local teahouse in Ngawal.

Day 08: Ngawal to Manang (3,500 m), via Bhraka (3,360 m), 5 hours of trek.

We continue our trek walking through the big hills, jungle, and wetlands. On the way, we can see beautiful landscapes, stupas and lama school. After 6 hours of walking, we will reach Manang, one of the happening places of the trek.

Overnight in Manang.

Day 09: Acclimatization Day at Manang Village

Today, you will have a whole day of acclimatization in Manang Village. To keep yourself fit and to adjust with the altitude, you will have a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. You can even hike up to Vraga Village where you can tour the Himalayan Rescue Association where you can learn about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

Overnight at a local teahouse in Manang Village.

Day 10: Manang to Khangsar Village (3,700 m), 4 hours of trek.

After breakfast, you will continue your walk towards the village of Khangsar. On the way, the trail cuts down through a gorge and we can see a glimpse of Tilicho peak along with Annapurna range. After crossing the Khangsar Khola, we reach Khangsar and head towards the village region, still very traditionally Tibetan and known as the Last Village of Nepal.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Khangsar.

Day 11: Khangsar Village to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200 m), 5 hours of trek.

From Khangsar, you will continue your walk toward Tilicho Base Camp. The trail goes across wide grassy fields. After a slight ascends, you can witness the glorious views of the entire valley. After walking down a steep inclination, you will finally reach the Tilicho Base Camp. 

Overnight at a local teahouse in Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 12: Trek to Tilicho Lake (5,200 m) and Return to Tilicho Base Camp (4200 m), 6 hours of trek.

Today, you will start early in the morning to avoid the wind. After the initial tough, steep ascent, you will walk along the side of a mountain in a gradual to steep ascend before reaching a watershed. On the other side of the mountain is Tilicho Lake, nestled at the foot of the north face of Tilicho Peak. Tilicho Lake is one of the highest located lakes in the world. After spending some time at Tilicho Lake, you will return back to Tilicho Base Camp.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 13: Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4,000 m), 5 hours of trek.

Continuing on from Manang, the trail ascends to Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000 m. Herds of yaks and vegetations appear to thin out. 

Overnight at a local tea house in Yak Kharka.

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After a two-hour ascent, the trail descends to cross the river at 4,310 m. We then climb up to Thorong Phedi at (4450 m) where decent guesthouses have been built in the recent years. Then overnight stay at Religious beautiful place where Buddhist and Hindus serene place

Day 15: Thorong Phadi trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) via Thorung La Pass (5,416 m), 8 hours of total trek.

Crossing Thorong La pass, located at the altitude of 5416meters, will be your ultimate goal today. You will be crossing the pass from east to west i.e. Manang to Muktinath which is an easier way to cross the pass. You will wake up early in the morning and hike up to the mountain pass. After reaching the top of the Thorong La, you can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. 

Overnight at a local teahouse in Muktinath.

Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720 m), 5 hours of trek.

After breakfast, you will hike down to the Eklebhatti and then walk along the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is a large town which is the headquarter and official town for the whole Mustang district where all the district government offices are present.

Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 17: Morning Flight to Pokhara

A 30-minute morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, we then drive to the hotel by taxi After lunch we explore around Pokhara. Pokhara has a lot of places to explore around there are lots of lake peace stupa different types of Museum Cave and mountains.

Day 18: Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,300 m), 7 hours drive.

After the morning breakfast, you will leave Pokhara behind and drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will take around 6 to 7 hours. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will have the rest of the day to rest or to do some souvenir shopping to take back the memories. To celebrate the achievement of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Final Departure

Our trip comes to an end today! An Adventure White Himalaya Trek’s representative will escort us to the airport about 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

Cost Included
  • Airport pick up(Company Name Plate) & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
  • All Ground Transport.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Flight From Jomsom to Pokhara .
  • All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge during the trek(Breakfasts,Lunches and Dinners).
  • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees, (Entry Permit Annapurna conservation fees).
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Adventure White Himalaya duffel bag/kit bag and T-shirt.
  • Nepal Government license on holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests below 25 kg.).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses Insurance for guide and porters.
  • Salary for guide and porters.
  • All information about trekking, tour and expeditions.
  • Certificate of achievement.
Cost Excluded
  • International air fare your home Country to Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal).
  • Meals while not on the trek.
  • Personal Porter Personal expenses such as snacks, all drink, Wi-Fi, hot shower, gear, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Note:

  • Travel insurance: Travel Insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (you can buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
  • Nepal entry visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 30 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 90 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

Hint: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips). This itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not able you can customize your own.

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How can I book a tour package with you?

Simply, fill up and submit a booking form that is available at the following URL;
https://www.adventurewhitehimalaytreks.com/en/book/
If there are any details you are unsure of, we are on hand to provide the answers, just send us an email or give us a call.

What is your booking and payment condition?

Your booking will only be confirmed by info@adventurewhitehimalatreks.com after you have submitted a completed booking form and made a non-refundable deposit of 10 percent of the cost of your trek or tour.

Note: Final payment is due to days prior to departure. We accept payment by cash, by credit card or by bank transfer to our company bank account.

What is your cancellation policy?

If the cancellation letter is received by Adventure White Himalaya Treks more than 30 days prior to departure, the non-refundable deposit will be retained (maximum 10% of total land price) plus any air cancellation fees that may apply.

If the cancellation letter is received less than 30 days prior to departure, the following per person cancellation fees will apply;

→ 15 days prior to departure: 25% of the total price

→ 7 – 14 days prior to departure: 35% of the total price

→ Less than 7 days prior to departure: 50% of the total price (except for the total cost of government fees)

→ On departure date or later: 100% of the total price

Do I need a VISA to enter Nepal?

A VISA for Nepal must be obtained prior to departure from your home country or a VISA can be obtained at KATHMANDU AIRPORT.
Please note that your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your return and two passport size photos is needed.
For more information, please visit the information page on the Nepal Tourism Board official website (www.ntb.com.np/visa-information)

Will there be somebody to pick up us at the airport?

Yes, our staff will welcome you at the airport. They will be holding a sign board with your name on. They will then take you to your hotel and check in. Here, your guide will formally introduce himself and discuss the upcoming trip with you. You will be asked for two passport size photos and a photocopy of your passport for the trekking permit.

What are differences between Silver and Gold?

The differences boil down to accommodation and meals expenses between two packages. For instance, in a gold package, we provide you with accommodation in tea houses and all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) whereas, in silver packages, the trekkers pay by themselves. Apart from that, services included in a silver package match that of gold package.

What accommodation do you offer during trekking?

We offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge) in the Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang region. A tea house is an amalgamation of social hang out, restaurant and guest house all in one. Most of them have running water in the facility, many of them having hot showers which the hotel will charge extra. The rooms come with blankets, some additional furniture with twin beds. While bathrooms are shared and toilets can either be a squat type of western style.

What meals do you offer during trekking?

During trekking, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where lunch will be between at one of the trail side restaurants. Traditional Nepali meal (Dal Bhat) i.e. rice and lentils as well as a variety of different western items such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Most of the tea houses and trail side restaurants do have soft drinks, snacks and beer readily available.

What sort of hotels do you use?

In city areas, we will offer you a choice of hotels, depending on your requirements and your budget. We have a wide range of options and can discuss these with you. However, in the trekking areas, we use the local lodges or tea houses or homestays if required we will arrange for all necessary camping equipment.
Most properties in the trekking areas are simple with basic facilities. We use those we know to be the best offering in terms of comfort, food and facilities.

Will you be able to accommodate my eating habits?

Yes, trekkers can also be accommodated with vegetarian meals along with a variety of western items and traditional Nepali meal, Dal Bhat. We recommend you eat vegetarian and happy to facilitate that with the tea houses.

Can I take shower in tea house?

For in most tea houses have running water facility with hot shower. Some of them have hot water but not in the shower but from a bucket as expected. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version.

How is the temperature of Everest base camp and another mountain?

In Autumn season, the afternoons are quite moderate. In good weather, it can get 15°C to 20 °C approximately above 4,000m and 0°C to 5 °C in the mornings and the evenings. The weather above 4,000m changes frequently with abrupt snowfall and temperature getting approximately -5°C to 15 °C but that all depends solely on the weather at that time.

Is physical fitness important in Trekking? Should I do prior preparation to trek?

Even if you never went trekking, you need not worry, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. If you are spirited, reasonably fit, enjoy walking, you will be fine. But we do suggest you’ve dabbled in physical activities such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on this journey.

Is there facility of Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek?

While in Nepal, the electricity specifications are 220 – 240-volt 50Mhz (50 cycles per second) of power. You just might need to have a plug adapter in case of socket fitting which can be bought in Kathmandu before the trek. You might have to pay a small fee per hour for recharging facilities in some places.

Are you a licensed trekking agency?

Yes, we are a licensed agency. We are a Nepal Government and TAAN registered trekking agency. We are also member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Himalaya Rescue Association (HRA). You are in safe hands travelling with us.

Do I require travel insurance?

Yes. Travel insurance with maximum medical cover is essential for all trips to Nepal.

Can your guides speak English?

Yes. Our cultural tour guides and city guides are quite proficient. Our trek guides or Sirdar and assistants speak good English and are able to explain your surroundings, there culture and any sight that catches your eye.

What sort of accommodation can I expect while trekking?

Tea houses are generally built using local materials and are quite comfortable. Often family run, they usually provide single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. The dining room is downstairs and often uses fire. All food will be cooked according to order in the family kitchen. The toilet facilities will be separate, sometimes outside. Most lodges provide a mattress and a quilt or blanket. It’s a good idea to always have a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat may be useful and perhaps an inflatable pillow. Most places will provide you with a lock for your room, but you may prefer to use one of your own. Theft is almost unheard of from the lodge owners; security is more of a risk around other Westerners. Along the way there are a few ‘up market’ places to stay.
If you choose a camping trek, a tent will be provided if you do not have your own. We provide a kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tents for all camping treks. You should bring your own sleeping bags, mats and whatever other home comforts you need. We usually camp in or near a village, which allows you to buy luxury items such as chocolate, beer or soft drinks, which we do not carry with us. We also provide a limited amount of toilet paper and facilities for hand and face washing before meals. You will also get a bowl of hot water each morning in your tent for a quick scrub up.

Can I have a single room or tent or do I have to share?

Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 and maximum as your wish).

Cost of private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, is negotiable. We also arrange treks for single woman. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it a solo trip. We assign local guide and porters whom you can trust your life with.

What permits might I require and what fees might I need to pay?

If you go trekking into the mountainous regions and high national parks of Nepal, you will be required to a trekking permit, called TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems). Some restricted regions of Nepal also require additional permits to visit. Climbing also necessitates permits for climbers and porters and the cost varies for categories of submit and altitude. Adventure White Himalaya Treks will organize all necessary permits for you as part of our service commitment. For more information, please visit the official website of Nepal Tourism Board (https://www.ntb.com.np/permits_fees/).

How long do we walk for each day?

All our trekking programs are classified into three different categories according to the level of difficulty. Soft Adventure treks are only about a week to 10 days in duration. They generally do not go above 4000 meters and each day, you can expect to be walking for around 4 – 5 hours a day.

While moderate is a little harder and more challenging treks which take you right into high mountain country. These can be physically quite tiring, involving approximately 6 – 8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks.

Strenuous treks are longer trekking that go far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists. Physically challenging, these may involve 7 – 9 hours trekking and likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and strenuous activities.

Definitely not for beginners.

What sort of food can I expect to enjoy while trekking?

Most tea houses cook a good range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal-bhat, bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard.

You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day.
In many larger villages, you may find some meat in the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. If you are on a camping trek, the cook can prepare specially requested food if you advise before leaving Kathmandu.

In any case, you will have similar fare to tea houses, except that along the way we may buy some fresh local produce such as fish, chicken or cheese to supplement the supplies. And the cost of all the food we prepare is included in the price of camping treks – you can eat as much as you like. Whichever option you choose, you can be assured that the food is fresh, nutritious and tasty. If you have any special dietary requirements please advise us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Is the water OK to drink or do I need to bring purifying tablets or filter?

On camping trek, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. On tea house trek, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks and mineral water in the tea house, however, to help conserve our environment and reduce porters loads, we recommend you to bring water purification tablets.

What health precautions should I take?

Health care services in Kathmandu Valley are sound. All kinds of medicines, including those imported from overseas are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley also offers the services of major general hospitals and private clinics. Health posts have been set up by the government in different parts of rural Nepal. For major health crisis or emergency, one may have to be evacuated to Kathmandu.

Useful Tips:
  • A travel insurance policy that covers medical treatment is recommended for all tourists.
  • Similarly, we recommend you to make sure that the insurance covers activities such as trekking and rafting that you will be undertaking during you stay in Nepal.
  • Getting special vaccinations are not necessary when visiting Nepal.
  • We still recommend that you consult with your physician regarding special immunizing against any tropical disease.
  • It may be a good idea to get a complete checkup before departure.
  • We recommend that you undertake training programs to be physically fit if you plan to go high-altitude trekking or mountaineering when you are visiting Nepal.

Note: Please read up on Altitude Sickness (AMS), Diarrhoea, Giardia, Dysentery, Cholera, Hepatitis, *Rabies, Typhoid, Tetanus, Meningitis, Diphtheria, Malaria and HIV/AIDS. Information and little .0.235+19862

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  • Please make sure that food is thoroughly cooked and served hot when eating out. *
  • Please make sure that salads and fruits are washed with purified water or peeled when eating out.
  • Beware of food that has been kept out in the open for long.
  • Always make sure that your water is clean by opting for boiled and then cooled water, treated water or sealed water from reputed brand.
  • Always carry a bottle of water when trekking or venturing off away from the city or town.
  • Do not walk bare feet on damp mud and grass in unknown areas.
  • Please do not swim in lakes and water bodies, especially where depth and vegetation are not known.
  • Always carry and use mosquito repellant when in Terai region or during summers.
  • Please have a handy medical first-aid kit ready for any situation.
Are the trip destinations safe?

Security and safety are a high priority, there are often risks associated with adventure travel, particularly to overseas destinations that you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe.

The decision to travel to a particular country or region is personnel one. However, in trekking, all our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold license issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But, we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you ar eon ‘camping trek’, please do not leave your bags unattended for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite.

At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa each night to guard the campsite. If you have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times.
Never leave your baggage unattended.

How strenuous is the trip? AM I fit enough?

Most of our trips require active participation, in general, the fitter you are the more likely you are to enjoy the trip. We grade each of our treks taking into consideration the altitude, number of days and general gradient.

Bearing in mind you will be in the Himalayas you do need to have a degree of fitness, if you wish to discuss any of the details further with us, we are more than happy to help.

What is the weather going to be like?

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict however, Nepal does have a pretty reliable climate. In the mountains, nights are generally cold; depending on the altitude you will find extra layers, often a down jacket useful. Winters brings with it cold days but, when the Sun is out it is quite beautiful and often warm enough for T-shirts to be worn.

There can be snow or rain storms any time of the year. Trekking in spring (March – April) is particularly lovely as the Rhododendrons are in full bloom, and the mountain still have plenty of high snow to enhance your photos.

You need to be aware that it can get pretty hot and sunstroke can be a risk. Good polarizing sunglasses for high altitudes or winter treks and a large brimmed hat are a necessity. It is also important to make sure that you cans stay warm and dry in just about any conditions.

Expect the unexpected! If unsure about the weather conditions on the trail, ask your guide.

Will my trek stick to the itinerary and specified dates?

Every effort will be made to keep to your itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes.

The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

What is your advice to me regarding cultural etiquette in Nepal?

Some tips on the common etiquettes practiced by Nepali people should be useful to visitors.

  • The form of greeting in Nepal is ‘Namaste’ performed by joining both palms together. It literally means ‘the divine in me salutes the divine in you’.
  • As a mark of respect, Nepalese usually take their shoes off before entering someone’s house or place of worship.
  • Food or material that has been touched by another person’s mouth is considered impure or ‘Jutho’ and, therefore, is not accepted unless among close friends or family.
  • Touching something with feet or using the left hand to give or take may not be considered auspicious.
  • Women wearing skimpy outfits are frowned upon especially in the rural parts of the country.
  • As a part of the tradition, some Hindu temples do not allow non-Hindus to enter.
  • Leather articles are prohibited inside some temple areas.
  • Walking around temples or stupas is traditionally done clockwise.
  • To avoid conflict photography is carried out after receiving permission from the object or person.
  • Nodding of the head means ‘yes’ while shaking of the head means a ‘No’. A slight dangling of head from left to right means ‘Ok’.
What happens if I get sick?

Most importantly, do not panic.

You should always ensure that you have a well-stocked and appropriate medical kit as well as sufficient insurance in case you should have to be evacuated. A slight case of diarrhea is to be expected, as well as sprains and muscle aches – all a part of walking in the hills.

Altitude sickness is extremely dangerous, but mostly avoidable if you follow a few simple rules: trek high and sleep low, drink at least 3 liters of water per day (not including beer or soft drinks!), and be sensible.

If you feel shortness of breath, a slight headache or dizziness, tell your porter or guide and rest immediately. Lie down, drink water. If you are still feeling unwell, you may consider going down a few hundred meters. Do not pretend you are okay, and do not go down alone.

A descent of a few hundred meters overnight may be enough to make you fully able to start trekking again tomorrow.

For more information, please visit www.high-alttude-medicine.com this excellent site will tell you all you need to know, and also include a phonetic Nepali questionnaire for your porter. Porters are just as prone to altitude sickness as everyone else is.

How can I look after my porter?

Always make sure that your porter has enough warm and waterproof clothes – if he does not ask us to provide some. Keep an eye on your porter (just as he keeps an eye on you) when on the trail. The porter is working for you and his welfare is your responsibility – if he is unwell give him the day off and watch him. If he shows signs of altitude sickness, you must be firm and take him down to a safer altitude. Never leave him to wander alone down the mountain.

Make sure that he has sufficient food and drink. Your porter can also be your friend – talk to him about his family. Most porters are students trying to earn extra cash, or married with very young families. These guys can be away from home for months on end carrying packs up and down hills. It’s a hard life and small gestures of appreciation, like buying them a cup of tea, never go astray.

What to do if the guide or porter leave me alone on the trail?

Sometimes, the porter or guide may go ahead if you are walking slowly on an easy trail, usually to find a good place to eat or stay the night.

However, this doesn’t mean that you have been abandoned. Adventure White Himalaya Trek’s porters or guides will never leave you for long periods and will never steal your bag or belongings. Guaranteed.

Do you provide any equipment for my trek?

On all our camping treks, we provide the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A-frames and normally people share one tent between two, a form mattress each, all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves, candles or kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent.

What type of ground transportation is used on your tour?

We have a fleet of mostly tourist vehicles of all types and sizes, from small two-seater luxury cars to large capacity luxury tourist coaches.

How much spending money should I bring?

This will depend on the destination and your spending habits. However, our trip dossiers will give you an idea of how to budget for additional meals, optional excursions, and extra expenses you might incur on any specific trip.

Are credit cards accepted?

Yes, in most cities. But, you can’t use your credit card in remote and less developed areas at all.

Payment in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. Credit cards like American Express, Master, and VISA are accepted at major hotels, shops, and restaurants. Remember to keep your foreign exchange encashment receipt while making foreign exchange payments or transferring foreign currency into Nepali rupees. The receipt may be needed to change left-over Nepali currency into hard currency before leaving the country. However, only 10 percent of the total amount may be converted by the bank.

ATM is widely in use in Kathmandu. Major Banks, hotels and exchange counters at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) provide services for exchanging foreign currency.

Exchange rates are published in English dailies such as Rising Nepal, The Kathmandu Post and The Himalayan Times. Nepali currency notes are found in denominations of Rupees 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are found in denominations of Rupees 5, 2 and 1. One rupee equals 100 paisa.

Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?

Tips are not included, but are greatly appreciated by your guide and porters. This depends on your budget and level of appreciation, but 10 percent of your cost is a good guideline.

What happens in case of an emergency?

In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, we will arrange a helicopter evacuation. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before signing for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to go to the nearest communication point, he/she needs to call our office and let us know the details. While asking for the helicopter, we will need your exact location and details of the casualty. DO not move from your location, the helicopter will be with you as soon as possible

If I arrive a day early, are you able to help with accommodation on arrival?

Yes, we will be delighted to help. Just let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do what we can.

Pricing Name Start End Group (Min-Max) Pax Price
  • Throng-La via Tilicho
    Friday
    August 7, 2020
    1 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 1 - 20 Pax ) $1,270.00 $1,070.00 /Person

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  • Throng-La via Tilicho
    Thursday
    September 3, 2020
    1 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 1 - 20 Pax ) $1,270.00 $1,070.00 /Person

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  • Throng-La via Tilicho
    Thursday
    September 10, 2020
    1 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 1 - 20 Pax ) $1,270.00 $1,070.00 /Person

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  • Throng-La via Tilicho
    Tuesday
    September 29, 2020
    1 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 1 - 20 Pax ) $1,270.00 $1,070.00 /Person

    - +
  • Throng-La via Tilicho
    Friday
    October 2, 2020
    1 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 1 - 20 Pax ) $1,270.00 $1,070.00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name Throng-La via Tilicho
    Start
    End
    1 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 1 - 20 Pax ) $1,270.00 $1,070.00 /Person

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