Starts from $1165 USD
Trip Destination:Thorang-La Pass
Max Altitude:5416 Meters
Trekking Region:Annapurna region
Best Season:March- May & September-December.
Trip Route:Kathmandu-Beshisahar-Dharapani-Chame-Manang-Throng Phedi-Throng La Pass-Muktinath-Jomsom- Ghasa-Tatopani-Ghorepani-Nayapul Pokhara- Ktm
Trip Style:Lodge to Lodge TrekkingShow All
Annapurna Circuit Trek provides you the excellent opportunity to explore the Himalaya from bottom to top and from many different angles and perspectives. Annapurna Circuit Trek is the most scenic round trek in Nepal goes along the winding Marshyangdi River. It is a long walking holiday in the Annapurna Himalayan region that requires about three week vacation. Poon Hill (3210M), Ghorepani (2860M) and Annapurna Base Camp (4130M) are the most popular and remarkable vantage points in the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route. These places are popular for the remarkable and sublime views of Mt. Manaslu (8163M), Lamjung Himal (6988M), Annapurna II (7937M), Annapurna IV (7525M), Annapurna III (7555M) and Gangapurna 7454m) around Marshyangdi valley and Annapurna I (8091M) and Dhaulagiri (8167M) around Kali Gandaki valley side. Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the world’s classic walks. It crosses the remarkable Thorang-La Pass at an altitude of 5416M and descend to picturesque Gurungs, Thakalis and Manangis villages via Tibetan style scenery of Upper Kali Gandaki valley. Annapurna Circuit Trek is usually completed as counter clockwise walk to cross the remarkable Thorong-La Pass starting from Besisahar and ending at Nayapul. The trail to pass Thorang-La is hard to find during the snow and you should be prepared to be back because of bad weather and altitude. We reach to Muktinath after crossing Thorang-La in the same day if weather permits to us. After Muktinath-Jomsom and Marpha we continue trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill crossing the beautiful Gurung village and rhododendron forest, you will reach at Ghorepani. Early morning hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210M) for the mesmerizing and sublime mountain view is the worth experiencing experience of this trip. The track continues down to Nayapul via Ulleri and ends at the beautiful city of lake- Pokhara. The best season for Annapurna Circuit Trek is March to May and September to November. Winter season in less appealing as the snow might block the trails and danger of avalanches is high. This is fully supported guesthouse trekking but can be arranged as tented camp trek upon your request. Most of the guesthouses have internet with wifi to share your day’s activities, wonderful pictures and videos with your friends and families. You can book this trip of the wonderful Himalayan journey with our expert and highly professional team who are always dedicated to the make your holiday as the most memorable journey of a lifetime. Massif Holidays has fixed departure dates for Annapurna Circuit Trek from Kathmandu every week if you are willing to join the group. We also operate the customized trip to address your specific requirements, time framing, budget. Private trip to Annapurna Circuit can be arranged at any time on your demand. Send us an email to know more about the trip and get an expert’s advice.
Day 01:Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345meters). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02:Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03:Drive to Besisahar (760 meters) about 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04:Trek to Bahundanda (1310 meters) about 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05:Trek to Chamje (1430 meters) about 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06:Trek to Bagarchhap (2160 meters) about 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07:Trek to Chame (2670 meters) about 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08:Trek to Pisang (3200meters). About 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09:Trek to Manang Village (3540 meters) .About 5 hours . Overnight at Guesthouse .
Day 10:Rest & Sightseeing around Manang. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11:Trek to Yak Kharka (4050 meters) About 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12:Trek to Throng Phedi (4450 meters) About 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 13:Trek to Muktinath (3760meters) via Throng –La Pass (5416meters). About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 14:Trek to Marpha (2670 meters) -Capital of Apple. About 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 15:Trek to Kalopani (2530 meters) . About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 16:Trek to Tatopani (1190 meters)- Hot spring Shower. About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 17:Trek to Ghporepani (2860 meters) . About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 18:Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210meters) and trek to Nayapul (1070meters). About 8 hours. Drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotle.
Day 19:Drive back to Kathmandu.. About 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 20:Transfer to the international airport for your onward destination.
Day 01Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345meters). Overnight at Hotel.Our airport representative will warmly welcome you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival. You can find us by looking at Massif Holidays’ board or your Name card out of your arrival gate. He or she will shortly brief you about the next day program and transfer to your hotel with private transportation. Overnight at Hotel. (No Meal)
Day 02Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel.We arrange pre-trip meeting at our office or in the lobby of your hotel after breakfast. We will introduce with your tour and trekking guide before starting your sightseeing. Please feel free to ask any question regarding your trek or tour in the meeting and bring four passport size photos, passport and your insurance policy paper in the meeting. Your tours of UNESCO Heritage sites will start after completing some formalities in meeting with tour guide and private transportation. You will visit four popular places in Kathmandu Valley during the tour including Monkey Temple (the most popular local Buddhist and Hindu shrines in Kathmandu), Kathmandu Durbar Square (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings), Boudhanath (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world) and Pasupatinath ( holiest Hindu temple and popular cremation site in the world). Our tour guide will explain in brief about the cultural and historical importance of those places. The vibrant culture, ancient art and architecture, different religious shrines, holy sadhus and local tradition and culture will be the major highlights of the sightseeing. Your tour ends about 5:00 PM. You will be transferred to your hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast is included)
Day 03Drive to Besisahar (760 meters) about 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.Our guide will take you to bus station from your hotel to drive Besisahar. The pleasant drive through the bank of trisuli River – a popular destination for rafting in Nepal will provide the scenic view of gorgeous hills and beautiful villages on the popular highway of Nepal. Massif Annapurna and other mountains will take your breath away. You will have a memorable night in the city of paradise before starting your journey in the Himalayas. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 04Trek to Bahundanda (1310 meters) about 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Today our journey starts at Besishahar, from where the trail makes the climb to Khudi at 790m, then reach the first Gurung village (many of Nepal’s Gurkha Soldiers are Gurungs). As we continue from Khudi, the trail offers fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825 m, then goes to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1,135 m and nearby Bahundanda at 1,310 m. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (BreakfastLunch & Dinner is included).
Day 05Trek to Chamje (1430 meters) about 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1,070 m from Bahundanda. On the way, you can see a large waterfall (season permitting). After crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge, we follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through the forest to Chyamje at 1,400 m. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 06Trek to Bagarchhap (2160 meters) about 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1,675 M., the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1,890 m. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2,160 m the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans can be seen along with the village surrounded by apple garden and maize fields. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 07Trek to Chame (2670 meters) about 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.The trail climbs to Timang at 2,360m, then continuing through the forest, but near the river to Kopar at 2,590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame and two small hot springs by the town. Along this route, we are introduced to a local community of which the residents are said to have migrated from Tibet centuries ago, noticeable by their distinct physical features and lifestyle as well as architecture and livelihood unique to Tibet. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 08Trek to Pisang (3200meters). About 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.The day starts through a deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2,910 m. We then cross another bridge at 3,040 m from there the view of the soaring Damodar Danda’s rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3,200 m and 3,300 m. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 09Trek to Manang Village (3540 meters) .About 5 hours . Overnight at Guesthouse .Today we continue through the upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks and raise crops for a part of the year. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails form the north and the south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Homde, with its airstrip at 3,325m, involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3,475 m to the nearby Manang at 3,540 m. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 10Rest & Sightseeing around Manang. Overnight at Guesthouse.We spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and viewing the magnificent sights around the village. Towards the end of the day, we return to our accommodation for a night’s rest. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 11Trek to Yak Kharka (4050 meters) About 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Today we leaving to manang village and hike to upper Manang call tenki Manang.Today trail is easy and gradually up to Yak kharka.Many yak and blue ship appear around the trail.Today we need to walk around four hour. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 12Trek to Throng Phedi (4450 meters) About 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.After a two-hour ascent the trail descends to cross the river at 4,310 m. We then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4,450 m where decent guesthouses have been built in the recent years. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 13Trek to Muktinath (3760meters) via Throng –La Pass (5416meters). About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10am otherwise weather conditions (strong winds) will greatly affect the journey, particularly at the Thorong La Pass. We climb steeply on a regular route which is quite easy to follow. However, some problems may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags will reward you with stunning views from the top of the pass. Another four hours of walking will take you to the holy town of Muktinath. Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The prime pilgrimage month is September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple which has a gorgeous natural spring and an eternal flame fueled by natural gas. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 14Trek to Marpha (2670 meters) -Capital of Apple. About 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Our descent continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha, home to the legendary apple orchids. You will be able to taste the apples and the myriad apple products like pies and wine. Apple Brandy is another local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 15Trek to Kalopani (2530 meters) . About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.We descend through the valley following the Kali Gandaki River to Kalopani. We walk along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 16Trek to Tatopani (1190 meters)- Hot spring Shower. About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.We will walk through the world’s deepest gorge, Kopchepani. We then continue descending through the Kali Gandaki River valley to Tatopani. This place is famous for its hot springs, where it gets its name (tato – hot; pani – water). This is the best place to relax your body after a long trek. We will spend another day relaxing at this spot. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 17Trek to Ghporepani (2860 meters) . About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Today is a big day, it take about 7 to 8 hours from Tatopani to Ghorepani. We climb about 1,650 m up. We will pass couple of Magar and Gurung village on the trail. Overnight stay at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 18Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210meters) and trek to Nayapul (1070meters). About 8 hours. Drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotle.Very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m – a brilliant spectacle. This vantage point provides unobstructed views of the early morning sunrise over the high Himalayas, weather permitting. There we spend about 1 hour, then return to Ghorepani where we take a hot breakfast at the hotel then trek down to Tikhedunga. We head off towards Tikhedunga, walking down along the ridges and through rhododendron forests of a large Magar village of Ulleri at 2,070 m, finally reaching Tikhedhunga after a descent.We will have lunch at tikhedhunga and continue trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included).
Day 19Drive back to Kathmandu.. About 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.You will drive back to Kathmandu via tourist bus that leaves at 7 AM from tourist bus park. The scenic drive to Kathmandu crossing different villages, gushing river, terrace of rice field and landscape will be the pleasant drive on the Nepali Highway. One can get 30 min fly back to Kathmandu instead of the drive upon your request. Our staff will pick up you from he bus station and take you to the Hotel. You will be taken for a farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural show the evening. (Breakfast & Dinner is included) Please feel free to contact us if you are planning any other trips like Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park or in Bardia National Park, Lumbini Tour, White Water Rafting, Everest Region Trekking, Ultra Flight, Mountain Flight, Helicopter Tours, Day Tours and many other holiday activities in the land of Himalayas. Your journey in the Himalayas might not be repeated so explore as much as you can and make an interesting and inspirational story to your grandchildren. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner is included).
Day 20Transfer to the international airport for your onward destination.Thanks for joining your trip with us. Massif Holidays Team will always love to welcome you for another adventure. We will provide the private transportation for your departure to TIA for onward destination. (Breakfast is included)
Departure Dates and Cost Details of Annapurna Circuit Trek :- We are specialized in operating the trip form big group to solo traveler and private trip to group joining departure. The departure dates as stated below are available for online booking to join the group. The date schedules are fixed and 100 percent guaranteed and confirmed for departure. All the starting dates given below are the dates of your arrival in Nepal (Day 01 as presented in the itinerary). If the published price and dates don’t address your requirements and time framing, please contact us for the private journey and customized trip to make a suitable trip as per your requirements. We also arrange the special trips like honeymoon trip, volunteer trip, wedding trip in the Himalayas, unique and complete cultural trip and so on. The detail of service includes and excludes are given in the overview section. Win a FREE TRIP for a group leader if you are more than 10 people. The given prices exclude any international flights. Here are the details of COST & FIXED DEPARTURE DATES.
S.N. Number of Pax Cost Per Person
01 01 PAX 1545 US$
02 02-05 PAX 1325 US$
03 06-10 PAX 1250 US$
04 Above 10 PAX 1195 US$ and (Free for one person)
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You will find us at Tribhuwan International Airport with your name board or the board of Massif Holidays upon your arrival. We will transfer you at your repected hotel by car/jeep/van. If you are coming via Indian boarder, we will meet at some point in Kathmandu. We also provide pick up service from Indian boarder upon your request.
Normally we provide standard rooms with twin sharing accommodations at three star or similar category hotels in Kathmandu including breakfast. Accommodation in these cities can be upgraded as per your request. But some of our packages are sold without accommodation and some packages include 5 star accommodation in the major cities. Check cost include and exclude section to make sure the accommodation we provide on this budget. Please mention in the time of booking if you want to upgrade your accommodation to up-graded star category hotel. You can upgrade your hotels in citiesas per your interest.
Guesthouses/Tea Houses/Lodges provide twin sharing single and double rooms and occasionally a dormitory which is basically clean with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Our company provides the sleeping bag if needed but we always recommend having your own sleeping equipment. You have to share the room with your group member or sometimes with unknown traveler. The toilet is always outside the room with basic facilities.
All your foods and water are served when it is hygienically prepared on lodges or tented camps. Our guides make sure that everything is okay before serving any food in tea houses which have simply trained but experienced cook. We always encourage drinking mineral water but boiled and purified water also doesn’t make any harm to your digestive system. Most of the foods are cooked in the kitchen of tea houses. They serve you with different varieties of delicious Nepali and continental dishes. The most popular Nepali food is daal bhat(rice and lentils) with some mixed vegetable curry. Garlic soup in popular as it helps you with acclimatization. The best way is to go vegetarian in the mountains. All hotels in cities and guesthouses in trekking serve the vegetarian food. You can find all common types of drinks like hot chocolates, coffee, tea, hot lemon with honey, ginger tea, soft drinks etc. you will have your breakfast and dinner at the lodges where you will be staying and lunch somewhere on the way to your next destination.
We will provide the private transportation for Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and drop and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. The twit-otters are the primary means of transportation to and from Lukla. The transportation varies depending on your requirements on the time of booking the trip.
Primarily the trekking season in Nepal is categorized under different four seasons as Autums (September to November), Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May) and Summer (June to August). Autums and Spring are the perfect time of the year for the breath taking views of King-Kong Himalayas and trekking around the world’s most dramatic landscape. Most popular trekking in Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Mustang, Manaslu and many other trekking destinations including off-the beaten trails are woth visiting during Autums and Spring season. Besides this, Nepal has some rain shadow area where the monsoon is lighter. These areas are visit worthy during the Summer season (June, July & August). Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo are the worth visiting places during these months. Besides this some short and few days trekking in Nepal can be done throughout the year as well.
Weather in the mountains is hard to predict. Days are generally warm if the sun is out and night is a bit cooler. Even there is snow in the months of December January & February but days are warm and beautiful if sun comes out in the sky. Always expect the unexpected weather in the mountains. The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -10 deg C low in the mountains. Nepal is the country of extremes. The low-land plains of the Terai can have tropical temperatures and also the mosquitoes. The Himalayas can get to sub-zero temperatures, but the sun blaze can bring some warmth during the day, even in the mountains. The temperature of Kathmandu goes below 1 Degree Celsius (34 Degree Fahrenheit) in winter and rises to an average of 25 Degree Celsius (77 Degree Fahrenheit) in summer.
Autumn (Sept – Nov):- Autumn season is considered as the best time for trekking in Nepal, which offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views. Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our trek. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes. The average temperature during the this period is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
Winter (Dec – Feb):- This season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively less trekkers on the trail. However, we need to be selective in choosing the winter trekking as climbing and crossing high passes trip won’t be an ideal option. Trek like Everest base camp, Annapurna view trekking, Everest View Trekking, Poon Hill trekking, Langtang Valley trekking etc can be done even in winter. The average temperature during the winter is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
Spring (March – May):- Different varieties of wild flowers, specially the rhododendrons make the hillside a haunting paradise during this spring season. It is mildly warm at lower elevations and at higher elevation the mountain views are excellent and temperature is quite moderate. During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.
Summer/Rain (Jun-Aug):- Summer time from June till mid September makes travel wet and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Trekking in the rain-shadow areas north of the Himalaya like Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection in this season. The maximum temperature during the monsoon/summer season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.
We provide the professional, well experienced and government license holder English speaking trekking guides for all our trekking trip. We can also provide French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Italian speaking tour guides as per your preference with extra payment but not guaranteed. All guides will be Nepali people who are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal skill. They are all trained, certified and approved by the Nepal government.
Most of the places in your tea houses in Everest, Annapurna, Mustang, Langtang region have charging facilities. You can charge your devices by paying some extra money. Its good if you brings TWO or THREE pin travel adapter. Some trekking trails such as Manaslu, Dolpo, Damodar Kunda, Dhaulagiri has less or sometimes no availability of charging facility. It is recommended to bring small solar panel that charges with sun light and transfer power to you gadgates
The trip will be confirmed only when we receive your passport copy and 20% advance deposit payment. You can pay the remaining due when you arrive in Kathmandu.
It’s very personal question as expenses depends on habit. Normally, in Kathmandu you can allocate about USD 10 to 15 per person per lunch or dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day will be sufficient to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for hot shower during the trekking. Other personal expenses will be your own calculation.
Being a part of society and environment, we have lots of social and environmental responsibilities. We are operating Everest Base Camp Trekking without making any harm to environment and social code and conduct. We jointly participate with Kathmandu Educational Environment Project (KEEP) for different clean up campaigns and social awareness programs. We have decided to contribute a certain amount of our profit for the developments and maintenance of different trekking trails in Everest Region every year. We believe on “joint hands can hold the Universe” and kindly appeal all our travelers to contribute something in our social and environmental project.
We operate the group joining trips, private group trips and individual trips for all trekking destinations in Nepal. Our trip departure is guaranteed even you are solo travelers except those trekking destinations that requires special trekking permit from Nepal Government. Special trekking permit requires minimum two number of travelers such as Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Manaslu Circuit, Tsum Valley and Damodar Kunda.
Almost all guesthouses/lodges in Everest and Annapurna trekking trails have telephones and internet services. They provide the WIFI service with some extra charge which helps to get updated with social Medias, friends or family. But other trekking trails like Langtang, Mustang, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and other off-the beaten trails has very less or sometimes no facility of internet and phone calls. All our guides carry the local mobile phone. You can use his mobile phone to make any local or international call from trekking trails by paying him directly. You can even pass him number to be connected with your family or friends. We highly recommend taking local SIM card for call and internet services during trekking. Local SIM cards are easily available in many stores and in airport. You need to provide two copies of your photographs and your passport copy to get local SIM CARDS of NCELL & NTC (only these two companies provide telephone services in Nepal)
Most of the guesthouse provides hot shower with some extra cost. And in the rest of the places, bucket water will be provided for the shower. It will be less pleasant once you trek higher.
We are ready to operate your holidays as per your interest and requirements. You can spend extra days on your loving or favorable places or even can make it shorter. We will always do our best to manage your hotel bookings, flight booking and everything.
Massif Holidays provide sleeping bags, down jackets & duffle bags for the Lodge to Lodge or Tea House Trek. We also provide the required materials like tents, mattresses, kitchen equipment during the Camping Treks. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment and climbing equipment is up to you.
You need to have a travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss, medical problem & emergency helicopter evacuation from high altitude places before coming Nepal. Choose a policy to cover your emergency high altitude helicopter evacuation with all medical insurances for trekking in high altitude in the Himalayas of Nepal. So you must have travel insurance for this trekking to be secure from any extra cost of emergency medication or evacuation.
You can carry maximum 15 kg per person on every domestic flight in Nepal for free and more with some extra payment.
15kgs per person is the maximum weight limit you can provide to the porters. We always recommend settling your things in light & soft duffle bag. Please store your hard luggage at the locker of your hotel for free if you have any. It’s always easy and comfortable as light as you travel.
Not at all!! There are many vegetarian restaurants in the cities of Nepal and the guesthouses/lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the digestion.
Yes you can store all you non-trekking items at the hotel in Kathmandu for free. They will safely store your luggages.
Our porters will carry your luggage in trekking. They will pick up it from your teahouses every morning and meet you in next destination in the evening.
We are very flexible to design the itinerary as per your interest and requirement. You can consult with your team leader or guide to add extra days in trekking with additional fee to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
Yes we have insurance of all our field staff including guide and porters.
Tipping is very personal matter. It is normally expected and the way to show the level of your satisfaction and personal involvement with your guide and porters. We have seen from few dollars to thousands dollar so it is a way to thank those people who helped to make a successful trip in the Himalayas. Normally, we recommended to spend 10% of the total amount you have spend for the trip to tip for the entire local staffs. You can ask more about it in our pre trip meeting in Kathmandu.
No credit cards are not accepted in the guesthouses in the trekking so that we recommend to carry the enough cash in Nepali rupees.
We also arrange: - The above mentioned itinerary is just the guideline of your trip. We also provide the customized itineraries to address your specific requirements. Please contact our expert team to get the perfect Massif Holiday Packages as per your interest and requirement.
Different unexpected situations like political environment, weather condition, natural disasters which are out of our control can affect your trip. This may change or alter on your itineraries. In such cases, our guides or leaders will try to arrange the best alternative itineraries. We will try our best to minimize the effect, but not be responsible for any delayed, changes or inconvenience caused by it .
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