16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek-6

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal which used to be the world's number 1 trekking destination during departed years. This epic trek takes you to the spiritual land which is the most admired and beautiful trekking destination of all. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek is world's 10th highest mountain which is the most popular classic treks in the world. We will pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with an amazing range of flora and fauna in this trek. This trek allows understanding the culture of the Gurungs and Magars, who are the famous Gurkha people of Nepal. It is said that if someone want to understand the culture if Nepal then they must go for Annapurna circuit trek because the range of variety this trek offers to the trekkers is indeed very unique that can't be found anywhere. You will also observe thick fir and rhododendron wooded area to the harsh environment of the Tibetan upland. You will feel the magnificent change as we go into the infertile scenery of the Tibetan highland where the way if life becomes mostly Buddhist. This trek can be a wonderful opportunity for tourists to learn and explore more about the fascinating region of Annapurna and also get the experience of trekking in Nepal. There will be the view of alpine grasses and other vegetation at the time of trek. You will also visit to the pilgrims place, Muktinath Temple, holy land for Hindu people. The adventures of trekking and the opportunities of natural sightseeing are ultimate in the circuit trekking. You will be physically strong to enjoy this trek fully which will make your life's most amazing trek till date. You can also explore sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square at Kathmandu valley which are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites listed places. 

 

Day 01    Arrive Kathmandu [Altitude 1336 m]
Day 02    Half day Kathmandu city tour  
Day 03    Drive to Besi Sahar & Trek to Bulbule [Altitude 840 m] [ 7-8 hrs drive & 2-3 hrs trek]
Day 04    Trek to Jagat [Altitude 1300 m] [ 6-7 hrs trek]
Day 05    Trek to Dharapani [Altitude 1860 m] [ 6-7 hrs trek]
Day 06    Trek to Chame [Altitude 3700 m] [ 6-7 hrs trek]
Day 07    Trek to Pisang [Altitude 3190 m] [ 6-7 hrs trek]
Day 08    Trek to Manang [Altitude 3540 m] [ 3-4 hrs trek]
Day 09    At Manang
Day 10    Trek to Yak Kharka [Altitude 4018 m] [ 4-5 hrs trek]
Day 11    Trek to Thorung Phedi [Altitude 4450 m] [ 4-5 hrs trek]
Day 12    Trek to Muktinath, crossing Thorung –La (5416 m) [Altitude 3800 m] [ 8-10 hrs trek]
Day 13    Trek to Jomsom [Altitude 2760 m] [ 6-7 hrs trek]
Day 14    Flight to Pokhara [Altitude 915 m] [20 min flight]
Day 15    Drive to Kathmandu [ 5-6 hrs drive] [Optional flight: 35 min]
Day 16    Depart Kathmandu

Facts of the Trek
Grade:                      Moderate to Strenuous
Best season:            February, March, April, May, October, November, December
Per day walking:       6 hours in average
Type of trek:             Teahouse
Trekking Duration:    11 days
Maximum Altitude:     5416m at Thorang La pass
 
Trekking Highlights
Annapurna, Macchapucchare, and Dhaulagiri massifs
Year round Extensive flora and fauna
Unique hill cultures to explore
Restful hot springs to soak in
Numerous trekking peaks to climb
Connecting treks to remote areas

Day 01.    Arrival at the Kathmandu[Altitude 1336m]
Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Welcome by officer of Destination Nepal 
Transfer to the hotel &      briefing about program
Overnight at the hotel
Day 02.    Kathmandu
Half day sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath stupa & Kathmandu durbar square 
Preparation for trekking 
Overnight at the hotel 
Day 03.    Kathmandu-Besi Sahar-Bhulbule[Altitude 840 m) 
Drive to Besi Sahar (about 7-8 hrs drive) & Trek from Besi Sahar to Bhulbule (840 m) – About 3 hrs trek
Today you will be picked up from your hotel for the drive to Besi Sahar. Your journey takes you through deep gorges as you trace the Trisuli River westwards. You will pass through the small town of Mugling where the Trisuli and Marshyangdi rivers meet. Stopping for lunch along the way, on arrival in the foothills around Besi Sahar (760m) we begin our trek up to the Gurung village of Khudi (790m). Following the gorge we pass a sprinkling of small hamlets and tropical forest, before making our way across the Khudi Khola to follow the trail north along the Marsyangdi Valley to Bhulbule (840m) where we stop for overnight 
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 04.    Bhulbule- Jagat[Altitude 1300 m) 
Trek from Bhulbhule to Jagat - About 7 hrs trek
Crossing the long suspension bridge over Marshyangdi, the trail continues up the east bank of the river with good views of Manaslu (8156m) to the north-east. Through the villages of Ngadi and Lampata the trail leads to Bahundanda (1310m). From Bahundanda we will be walking down the trail to cross a stream and then climbing to the settlement of Lili Bir and continue high above the river eventually dropping to cross to the western side of the Marsyangdi at Syange (1190m) after which the trail becomes steep in parts, reaching the ancient village of Jagat.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 05.    Jagat- Dharapani [Altitude 1860 m) 
Trek from Jagat to Dharapani – About 7 hrs trek
From Jagat the trail descends to the Marsyangdi following the riverbank before climbing up through forests to Chamje (1430m). The trail initially crosses the river to the east bank and climbs up to the large settlement of Tal (1675m), where there are many shops and lodges. Crossing and then re-crossing the river as it makes its way to Karte, the trail finally crosses again to the west bank before continuing through the village of Dharapani.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 06.    Dharapani- Chame [Altitude 2670 m) 
Trek from Dharapani to Chame – about 7 hrs trek
Following the Marsyangdi River, the trail continues in a westwards direction up the Manang valley. Throughout the day one can enjoy spectacular views of Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna IV to the west. Initially the trail climbs through forests to Dhanakyu (2290m) and to the settlement of Lattemarang (2360m) eventually to the village of Kotho (2590m) over several forested ridges. After easy walk for half hour we will reach Chame, the administrative headquarters for the Manang district.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 07.    Chame-Pisang [Altitude 3190 m) 
Trek from Chame to Pisang– about 6 hrs trek
Departing Chame, we cross over to the northern side of the river and follow a relatively easy trail up through apple orchards to the village of Bhratang (2840m), an old Khampa settlement that is largely abandoned these days. From here we then start along a trail that provides us with some of the most dramatic scenery of the journey so far. Blasted through the surrounding rock, the trail leads through a steep, narrow valley, blanketed in dense forest. As we exit the forest and cross the river over a bridge suspended some 3040m above sea level, we are treated to our first view of the spectacular Paungda Danda, a 1500 metre wall of rock that rises up from the river below. After crossing a ridge that lies festooned with prayer flags and stone cairns, we then reach the large village of Pisang. The village is split into lower and upper Pisang and from the gompa at the top of the town there are some lovely views out across the meandering streets and rambling houses of the lower town.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 08.    Pisang -Manang[Altitude 3540 m) 
Trek from Pisang to Manang– about 4 hrs trek
Continuing on the south side of the river and the trail includes a long climb over a ridge to reach approx 3400m and then descends to the valley and then to Hongde (3325m) where there is an airstrip, several lodges and a police check post. After crossing to the north bank of the river near Mungli we will reach Bryaga at (3475m) - Tibetan-style village with an ancient Gompa. After a short walk we will reach Manang.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 09.    Manang[Altitude 3540 m) 
Acclimatization day at Manang
To adjust to the thinning air and lessening pressure, the day is kept aside for acclimatization to continue upwards towards the Thorung La the next day. On this day, we can walk around to a number of the interesting areas near to Manang, though it also important to rest before the trek to higher altitude.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 10.    Manang- Yak Kharka [Altitude 4018 m) 
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka - About 4 hrs trek
On this day, we will trek slowly to Tengi (3620m) and steadily walk upwards to Gunsang (3930m) and reach Yak Kharka (4018m). We can observe vegetation consisting of scrub juniper and alpine grasses and even the views of peaks of Gangapurna (7454m) and Annapurna III (7555m) on the trail are magnificent.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 11.    Yak Kharka- Thorung Phedi [Altitude 4450 m) 
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi–About 4 hrs trek
The first small settlement we reach after a steady walk upwards is Letdar (4250m). With a climb along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola, we will reach Thorung Phedi (4450m) which means "foot of the hill", and indeed this is the starting point for the long trek up to the pass at 5416m.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 12.    Thorung Phedi-Thorung-La [Altitude 5416 m) –Muktinath [Altitude 3800m]
Trek to Muktinath (3800), crossing Thorung –La (About 8-10 hrs (weather permitting and depending on the snow)
Depending on the fitness and acclimatization, the walk to Thorung La could take less than 4 hours, but we will make a steady climb up to the Thorung La ("la" means "pass") with the aim to reach the pass in four hours from Phedi. The site one can see upon reaching the pass is of traditional chorten, prayer flags, and cairn, and panorama of Himalayan giants along with the first view of the immense Kali Gandaki valley to the west. As we descend we can have great views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the south-west, and Tukuche Peak (6920m) as we reach down to Muktinath and Ranipauwa.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 13.    Muktinath-Jomsom [Altitude 2760 m]
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom – About 7 hrs treks
A leisurely start to the day after the exertions of crossing Thorung La. Time to explore the famous temple at Muktinath before descending the dramatic Kali Gandaki Valley, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. 
The trail from Muktinath to Jharkot (3550m) has many interesting features as we continue down to Khingar (3200m), and eventually to Kagbeni (2800m) which is the junction of the Jhong Khola and the Kali Gandaki. It is the northernmost village with narrow alley ways and the large gompa that can be visited with a normal trekking permit.
The trail to Mustang begins further towards the north and it is hence necessary to have another permit to trek towards the destination. From Kagbeni, the trail will follow the river down to Eklai Bhatti (2740m), where we join the alternative and more direct route from Muktinath to Jomsom, the administrative headquarters of the region, at 2760m.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 14.    Jomsom-Pokhara [20 min flight]
After an early breakfast, you will fly to Pokhara (it is approx 20minutes flight).
(Flight is subject to weather condition; hence, alternatively, you may need to drive from Jomsom to Pokhara by local jeeps if flights are cancelled - It will be a long drive approximately 9 hrs)
Overnight at the hotel 
Day 15.    Pokhara-Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu [Optional: 35 min flight]
Overnight at the hotel
Day 16.    Depart from Kathmandu
Today is your last day in the highest country on earth
Free time until departure
Transfer to the international airport for final departure (Or stay longer for short tours - ask us)
We hope you had a magical experience in the Himalayas and we hope to see you again soon.

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2022 2023

Price For 2022
Package Categories Group size SRS extra bed child w/ bed child w/o bed
Single 2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 10
luxury 2330 1610 1540 1435 1370 265 1430 915 580
comfort 1955 1365 1290 1190 1120 145 1225 715 520
standard 1750 1200 1145 1045 980 105 1145 645 515
budget 1655 1135 1085 985 920 75 1110 610 435
Price For 2023
Package Categories Group size SRS extra bed child w/ bed child w/o bed
Single 2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 10
luxury 2455 1660 1585 1485 1415 345 1500 980 600
comfort 2080 1405 1335 1235 1165 225 1340 825 550
standard 1855 1245 1190 1090 1025 165 1215 715 565
budget 1760 1170 1120 1020 950 145 1165 670 460

PRICE: in US$ [subject to availability at the time of confirmation]

Notes: 
•    The above rates are net inclusive all taxes & per person on twin/double sharing basis. 
•    SRS: Single room supplement 
•    The timing of sightseeing points shall be fixing by local operator due to traffic & weather conditions 
•    Non-refundable for any cancellation that made by clients after tour start  
•    Following language guide are available on the supplementary charge: "Spanish, Germany, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese & Korean etc as per your requirement"

PRICE INCLUDES:

  •  All tours & transfer as per the given itinerary by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle 
  •  All sightseeing tours with an English speaking local guide as per itinerary
  • All applicable monument entrance fees
  • TIMS Card & permit fees
  • Trekking guide & porter 
  • Free Trekking Bag
  • Jomsom- Pokhara airfare
  • All activities which are mention in above itinerary 
  • Daily buffet breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara 
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trekking time 
  • All accommodation in the mention hotel 
Category Hotel Details
Luxury 3 Nights Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu
1 Nights Fish Tail Lodge or similar in Pokhara
11 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Comfort 3 Nights Maya Manor Boutique or similar in Kathmandu
1 Nights Hotel Barahi or similar in Pokhara
11 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Standard  3 Nights Hotel Buddy or similar in Kathmandu
1 Nights Dhalia Boutique Hotel or similar in Pokhara
11 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Budget 3 Nights Hotel Pilgrims or similar in Kathmandu
1 Nights Hotel Peninsula or similar in Pokhara
11 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  •  Nepal Visa fees  
  •  International airfare
  • Air-conditional vehicle for budget package
  • Tips for driver, guide &  porter [It is not compulsory but recommended]
  • Meals  in Kathmandu & Pokhara [US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
  • Necessary trekking equipment and things as per check list
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
  • Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc
  • Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control

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SUGGESTED CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we suggest that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable. You can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu.
All equipment and other items are carried by the porters and should have weight limitation of approximately 12-15 kg. It is only necessary you to carry a camera or small daypack!
Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to -20 Degree Celsius
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles/Water bottle
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletries
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Binoculars/Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book/Journal & Pen>
  • IPod

WALKING GRADES AND FITNESS
Annapurna Circuit Trek is graded as Strenuous Trek and fitting for those walkers who have the capability to walk at least 6-8 hours a day with a light day pack. Some days, you may even need to walk 9 hours. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if you are in a good health with the physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can achieve the 21-day Annapurna Circuit Trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip is a good idea to improve your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an advantage but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital that you consult with your doctor before you decide and set up for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform Natraj Trekking before booking the trek.
LODGES/TEAHOUSES IN TREKKING
Our accommodation whilst on trek on twin room sharing basis in a simple locally run lodges, known as teahouses and it's a great pleasure to support these small local businesses. Rooms are simply furnished with just a bed and occasionally a small table. You will need to bring a sleeping bag. Please note, normally washing and toilet facilities are shared and may be in a separate part of the teahouse or outside. It's great to enjoy the company of your fellow travelers and share a tale with other trekkers in the evening in the dining area.
If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying extra as indicated on cost section. But, you need to understand that in teahouses/lodges of higher elevation area single room is not always possible. We guarantee single room in Kathmandu & Pokhara only. During your trek single room is not possible

MEALS & DRINKING WATER
On this trek we provide standard breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water (extra cost to be paid) and treat with water purification pills.

LUGGAGE WHILE TREKKING
During the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porter. Please keep your luggage as light as possible around 12 kg. You simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket etc. You can leave your valuable items at your hotel while trekking. Many hotels have a locker system and provide a deposit slip for the valuables kept under the hotel's safekeeping. You may also leave your extra things at your hotel which is not required for your trek in your main luggage. Please note that we will provide complimentary kit bag for you before your trek starts so that you can pack all your necessary things.

TREKKING CREW
On tea house trek you will be accompanied by a team of local crew whose aim is to make the trek as comfortable and enjoyable as much possible. The crew consists of a trek guide/leader and a team of porters to carry all your gear. On average, there will be a ratio of one porter to every two trekkers.
The most important thing that makes your Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek guide and the crew members with ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by experienced trek guide. All of our trekking guides/leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude.

PERSONAL EXPENSES
On this trek breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided during your trek. You only need money 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 (available in some places).

TYPICAL DAY ON TREK
Each morning after packing our bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime 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.

MEETING AND GREETING IN KATHMANDU
You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a 'meeting and greeting' service at the Kathmandu Airport. You just pass through the Customs and come out of the Arrival Terminal Hall after collecting your baggage where you will see our representative /guide standing with a placard that states Destination Nepal Tours and Travels' with your own name.

CLIMATE & BEST TIME TO GO
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, only colder (obviously). The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature. However, please note, there may be snowfall / avalanches during the winter.
ITINERARY CHANGES
Depending on the prevailing situation, itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your trek guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest 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.

RESCUE/EVACUATIONS
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu.

INSURANCE
It is recommended of joining any of Destination Nepal Tours & Travels trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange insurance. Please note that your insurance should be covered 5600m

NEPAL VISA 
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph. So, please download form from the link below (visa form) and get ready while you are passing through the immigration Point. Only People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. For more and updated information: Click here

VISA FEES

Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

  • Children below 10 years except US citizens
  • Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year.  Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
  • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals

Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).

Visa Extension

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

PASSPORT AND VISAS: 
You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip; please refer to the Trip Notes for details. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.

INFORMATION FOR INDIAN CITIZENS: 

Visa is not require for an Indian citizens For updated information: Click here

Identity documents required for Indian citizen going to/coming from Nepal by Air:-

  • Valid National passport.
  • Photo Identity card issued by the Government of India/State Govt./UT Administration in India to their employees or Election ID card issued by Election Commission of India.
  • Emergency Certificate issued by Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
  • Identity Certificate issued by Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
  • Persons in the age of group of above 65 years and below 15 years would be exempted from the requirement of approved identity documents mentioned at SL. No. (i),(ii),(iii) and (iv). However, they must have some documents with photograph to confirm their age and identity such as PAN card, Driving license, CGHS card, Ration card etc.
  • Children between the age group of 15 to 18 years may be allowed to travel between India and Nepal on the strength of Identity certificate issued by the principal of the school in the prescribed performa.
  • In case of a family (family means husband wife, minor children and parents) traveling together, the approved identification document at SL. NO.(i) ),(ii),(iii) and (iv) would not be insisted from all the family members if one of the adult members of the family has in possession of one of the prescribed identification document  at SL. NO.(i) ,(ii),(iii) and (iv). However, the other family members must have some proof of their identity with photograph and their relationship as a family viz. CGHS card, Ration card, Driving license, ID card issued by school/college etc.

Note:-

  • Aadhaar (UID) card is not an acceptable travel document for travel to Nepal/Bhutan.
  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Nepal to Indian nationals is not an acceptable travel document for travelling between India and Nepal.  
  • The Emergency Certificate & Identity Certificate issued by the Embassy of India, Kathmandu will be valid for single journey for travelling back to India

Note: Please note that visa fees and rules are subject to change.  

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
The beautiful environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. At Destination Nepal Tours & Travels, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize the detrimental impact on the environment as much as possible.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Destination Nepal Tours & Travels works with the motto 'Development through Tourism'. Keeping in line with this motto, NT encourages its clients who besides trekking and climbing the Himalayas are also interested in contributing for the development of Nepal.

CARE FOR PORTERS AND STAFFS
We ensure that all porters and all other staff climbing in high altitude conditions are provided with adequate clothing and equipment. We ensure that the porters we hire are insured. We run the trek according to the guidelines of the International Porter Protection group (IPPG- www.ippg.net).

PRE-TRIP MEETING
On the second day of the itinerary, we host a Pre-Trip short Meeting at the hotel by your trek guide, the primary purpose of the meeting is to provide brief information on your trek and equipments hiring if needed.
Please bring the following thing on the meeting-

  • Passport
  • Two copies of Passport size photos each.
  • Travel Insurance Policy.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs, including advice re: the legality of and local attitudes towards same-sex relationships.

TIPS
Tipping is the accepted way of saying 'thank you' for good service. Tips do not form part of the wages of your guides, porters and trek crew but they are very much appreciated. It is important to remember that tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. Normally the tips are given at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Your booking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of 40% of total trip cost & the balance 60% of total trip cost after on arrival in Kathmandu. 

CANCELATION 
In case of cancellation by the Traveller, the Agency has the right to charge a percentage cancellation fee according to the following scale:

  • Up to 30 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 20% 
  • 15-29 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 30% 
  • 7-14 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 60% 
  • 6 or less days until the “Trip Start Day” and in the event of non-appearance a fees of 90%