Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and s/he will be displaying a GO THE HIMALAYA PVT.LTD. signboard or your name card outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Now we will take a local bus to Besisahar and arrived there at about 2 pm and we will spend leisure time at Besisahar looking around the market.
This will be an exciting day. We will take a ride along the Marsyangdi River and continue our journey to witness Manaslu and beautiful landscapes and old villages. We will also spend some time taking beautiful pictures as we observe the mountains, waterfalls, and countryside lifestyle of Nepal. Finally, after a long off-road driving, we will be in Chame. Chame the headquarter of the Manang district. It’s a beautiful little town with more facility than our previous day.
After breakfast, we continue our trek to Upper Pisang. On the way, we will walk through the dense pine forest, Marsyangdi River valley, and come across the beautiful panoramic views of meadows and mountains. During this walk, we will see the first view of the gigantic Haven’s Gate Dada rock face, which is curved like a bowl shape. Eventually, after 6 hours walk, we will reach Upper Pisang from where we can see a Majestic Annapurna range standing high on our south.
Overnight in Upper Pisang
Today, wake up early in the morning, watch the beautiful sunrise and first ray of sun on Annapurna Range. After breakfast, we will continue our trek towards Manang. The trail to Manang you will have great opportunities to see high altitude flora and fauna, beautiful gorges & valley, Annapurna II, IV, III, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Khangsar Khang and Pisang Peak.
Overnight at Manang
We spend a day acclimatizing at Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and viewing the magnificent sights around the village or 6 hour day walk to Ice lake. We also can visit the Gangapurna lakes and many ancient monasteries around the Manang.
Overnight at Manang
After acclimatizing at Manang, we continue our adventure towards the Tilicho Lake, situated on the west end of Manang following the path down to the river. After crossing the Khangsar Khola, we reach Khangsar and head towards the village region, still very traditionally Tibetan Village of Nepal. We will take lunch there and heading towards the Tilicho Lake. We continue from Khangsar on a large path, passing a Gompa (monastery). The route ahead goes on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. At one point there is an intersection. One path maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old path and is much more difficult as it goes on steep; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. We continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on carved out through the slopes to the sides of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as the Tilicho Base Camp at the elevation of 4,200 m.
Overnight at TBC
Our journey starts early in the morning around 5 am as we try to avoid the wind. From the Base camp to the Tilicho lake and it takes another 3-4 hours. Tilicho Lake is a cold barren place which is the highest altitude located lake in the world. After we spend some time around Tilicho Lake, we will return the same way to Base Camp as there are no accommodation facilities at the Tilicho Lake area. We will take lunch there and heading towards the Shirekharka with the same trials.
Overnight at Shirekharka
After breakfast, we continue our trekking towards Yakkharka/Ledter. When you walk on the way you will enjoy marvelous mountain views as well as some mountain animals and birds like deer, Himalayan Thar, Ngawal, Danfe, Monal, vulture, and yak.
Overnight at Yakkharka
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 guesthouses have been built in recent years. We spent some time there with a cup of tea and a fresh bakery. After checking your health condition and make sure everything fine then we climbed up to High Camp and spent overnight there.
Overnight Phedi /High Camp.
Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am. 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 altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. After four hours of climbing to the pass marked by the Chortens and prayer flags, we will be rewarded with stunning views from the top of the pass. Another four hours of walking will take us to the holy town of Muktinath.
We head along the trail up to the Lubra pass which has a magnificent 360-degree view with Mt.Dhaulagri and other several Mountains. After we spent some pictures time we decent down to Lubra village have a short rest there. A walking an hour down along the Lubra stream from the village we follow the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is a large town with many facilities. It is also the headquarter and official town for the whole Mustang district where all the district government offices are present.
Overnight at Jomsom
As your flight schedule, your all team will go to the airport. A 30-minute morning flight takes to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, then drive to the hotel and rest the whole day.
This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such a case, GO The Himalaya will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.
The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of the cancelation charge.
Overnight at Pokhara.
Your full-day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city begins early in the morning at about 5 am. First, you will visit Sarangkot for a glorious mountain view with sunrise. After enjoying the sunrise we will back to Pokhara and have a breakfast. After the morning breakfast, you will visit the Buddhist stupa, Davi's fall and cave, Mountain museum, Bahari temple, and market respectively. There will be a professional city/ your trekking guide and a private tourist vehicle. And we will organize a farewell dinner at Nepali Restaurant.
Overnight at Pokhara.
Our airport representative will drop you at the Pokhara airport for Kathmandu and pick up you at Kathmandu and drop to your respective Hotel.
Our airport representative will drop you at the TIA, in Kathmandu as your departure flight schedule form Nepal.
During the trip; weather, local politics, transport, or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
• Airport pick up and drop at Kathmandu and pokhara.
• A good and experience guide (1 person, For trekking and sightseeing)
• A good helpful Potter (1 person, For trekking /For two person 1 potter)
• Tims &Permit with all taxes
• Flight ticket Pokhara to Kathmandu (1 way)
• Bus Ticket Kathmandu to pokhara (one way)
• Accommodation for trekking
• Meal for trekking as menu(Lunch ,Breakfast, Dinner)
• Tea 3 times a day
• Drinking water during trekking (we prefer you Boiled &Hot water)
• Transportation for Trekking
• Potter Bag (70-90Liter )
• Sightseeing at pokhara
• Tax and service charge
• Seasonal fruits once a day
• Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff
• All official expanses
• Meal at pokhara and Kathmandu
• Accommodation at Kathmandu (3 night, at a good hotel with breakfast)
• Accomodation at Pokhara (3 night,at a good hotel with breakfast)
• Sightseeing at Kathmandu
• Any beverage at trekking ( beer ,coke, juice , etc)
• Wi-Fi , battery charge , Heater etc at trekking
• Tips for guide and potter
• Paragliding Bunjee jump etc
• Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation
• International airfare and airport departure tax
• Personal trekking equipment
• Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section
What kinds of equipment need?
The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.
This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.
The weight limit for the porter is 20 kg. 10 kg for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff in the Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel.
• 4-season sleeping bag (You can hire sleeping bag at pokhara and Kathmandu but has to be returned after the trek.)
• Potter bags (We will provide one complimentary Potter bag which 70 to 80 liters.)
• Down jacket (For winter);
• Sun hat;
• Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
• Normal sunglasses
• Neck warmer (For winter)
• Liner gloves
• Heavier shell gloves (For winter)
• Thermal tops
• Fleece jacket or pullover
• Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
• Thermal bottoms
• Trekking pants and shorts
• Water/windproof trousers;
• Liner socks
• Heavyweight socks (For winter)
• Waterproof hiking/trekking shoes
• Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
• Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
• Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
• Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
• Anti-infection ointments
• Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
• Sunscreen (SPF 40)
• Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
• Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
• Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
• Water bottle/bladder
• Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
• Adjustable trekking poles
• Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
• Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
• Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu & Pokhara for cheaper prices.
Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
Risk & Respond
Risk & Responds
High Altitude Treks: Risk and Response
A high altitude trek calls for an adventurous attitude, but embarking on an adventurous trip without calculating the risks is utter stupidity. That’s why we have listed a few risks and the response planned by Go The Himalaya (GTH) to minimize or address the risks in the best possible way.
1) Risk: Acute Mountain Sickness(High Altitude sickness)
Before you start the trek, it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort etc.
If you feel any of these symptoms, inform the trek leader or your guide on priority and follow his instructions. Every campsite has a first aid kit, (oxygen cylinders: almost everywhere) to address the situation . If situation is getting worse then the guide or team leader inform us and we send rescue Helicopter as soon as possible.
2) Risk: Weather
Weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas. Though we are always observant about the changing weather, no one can guarantee a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do understand that your security is of utmost importance to us and we will not proceed any further from the campsite if the weather is not favorable.
The decision of the Trek Leaders and Guides to proceed or wait for the weather to get better will be final.
3) Risk: Injuries Often,
While trekking over difficult terrains, you might have minor injuries like leg sprain, bruises etc. Serious injuries like fractures or major cuts are very rare.
All our guide are trainer of First Aid . They are trained to handle emergencies and can tackle minor injuries with a first aid kit. In case of serious injuries, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the nearest road-head or charted helicopter and is led to nearest medical centre.