Mardi Himal Trek 8 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, Domestic Flights and Local Jeeps
  • Activity Approximately 5-6 hours Trekking/Walking
  • Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
  • Group Size 1- 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 4500m/14763ft

Highlights

  • Stunning views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Mardi Himal peaks.
  • Off-the-beaten-path with fewer crowds compared to popular treks.
  • Trek through lush rhododendron forests and picturesque landscapes.
  • Authentic cultural experiences in traditional Gurung and Magar villages.
  • Unique opportunity to observe local flora, fauna, and bird species.
  • Explore High Camp and Low Camp, offering mesmerizing sunrise views.
  • Safe and well-marked trail, suitable for trekkers with moderate fitness levels.
  • Friendly and experienced local guides provide insights into the region.
  • Short trek duration of around 5-7 days, ideal for those with limited time.
  • An unforgettable adventure for nature lovers and mountain enthusiasts.

Mardi Himal Trek 8 Days Itinerary & Cost 2023/2024

Explore the tranquil trails in Nepal's Annapurna Region, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and picturesque landscapes.

Mardi Himal Trek -8 Days offers an exciting adventure through off-the-beaten-path in Nepal. The highlight of the trek in Mardi Himal is that the trekkers can experience the dense forests, plain land, terraced paddy fields, the snowy slopes. Mardi Himal (5587m/18,330ft) is, situated beneath the Machhapuchchhre Himal in the Annapurna region. The Mardi Himal Trekking was opened in 2012, following a ridge towards the summit, with lodges and teahouses open.

Trek to Mardi Himal is easier than Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna circuit trek, but it is equally mind-blowing. This part of the Annapurna region has an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. The trekkers can enjoy the less crowded solitary trails. The trek leads to High Camp (3,600m/11,811ft) with a further climb to the viewpoint, also called the "Base Camp," at 4,500m/14,763ft. This off-the-beaten-path trek takes you away from the main trekking routes to the high mountain pastures offering the lush green forest, flora, and faunas.

Mardi Himal Trip is among the unexplored trekking destinations that take one away from the hustle-bustle of the urban lifestyle. This trip equally fits nicely on the schedule of all adventure trekkers owing to the short span of eight days. Mardi Himal Trek provides breathtaking views of remote rural areas and the Himalayan range of the Annapurna region. Before 2012, the Mardi Himal route was popular among campers only. Subsequently, the trail was opened as a trekking route with the establishment of lodges and teahouses.

The trek begins from Kande, about an hour's drive from Pokhara. The trail takes trekkers to Pothana (1,925m) and the next day to Forest camp (2,600m), hustling through the lush green forests. Subsequently, the walk from the Forest Camp to High Camp (3,600m) is 6 to 7 hours. Walking along the narrow ridge brings hikers to the upper viewpoint. You get an overwhelming view of the Himalayas. While returning, it is an easy trek descending to Low Camp: the following day, a 4-hour hike to Siding village and a 3-hour drive to Pokhara.

Mardi Himal Trekking features the unspoiled alpine pastures into the endless wilderness. On this trek, visitors get the opportunity to have a remarkable local experience. The hike alongside the fantastic forests and rugged landscapes gives trekkers the unique experience of coming close to nature. The trail passes through the woods with oak, maple, rhododendron, and hemlock. These forests are home to wild mammals such as leopards, herds of deer, troops of monkeys, and diverse species of birds.

The High camp (3,600m), one of the destinations, offers spectacular views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli Himal, and Mt. Machhapuchchhre. The breathtakingly Annapurna range keeps trekkers hooked on their determination to reach their destination. The walk on the narrow and rocky trails to Mardi Himal View Point (4500m), also called Base Camp', is challenging. The viewpoint offers a magnificent view of the Mardi Himal. Mardi Himal Trekking Journey could be your lifetime adventure in Nepal.

Trekking Route to Mardi Himal Trek 

Our journey begins from Pokhara, following the traditional path of the Annapurna region. The trek starts at Dhampus, and you will walk through Pothana and Piam Dauralli. After spending some time in the woods, you'll reach the forest camp, surrounded by pine, rhododendron, and juniper forests.

At the forest camp, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the Mardi Khola valley and the snowy southern face of Annapurna. You'll have a meal with friends and strangers at the Mardi Base Camp (4500 m) after getting used to the high altitude at the two previous camps.

You also have the option of Home Stay during the trek. The best times to go on this adventure are during spring and autumn. These seasons offer stunning rhododendron blossoms that make you fall in love with nature.

How difficult is Mardi Himal Trek 

The Mardi Himal Trek is a short and not very difficult climb. In the lower parts of the trek, you will see lush green forests, while the higher amounts are more exposed and rough. The most challenging part of the trek is the journey from High Camp to Mardi Himal Base Camp. This day has steeper and more challenging terrain. But most of the trek is relatively easy and pleasant, making it a lovely and enjoyable walk. Even though beginners can do this trek without prior experience, it's a good idea to prepare yourself and do some cardio-related exercises.

Meals on Mardi Himal Trek 

During our trek, we can relish genuine Nepalese cuisine and various international dishes such as Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the teahouse or lodge where we stay overnight, while lunch will be provided during the journey to our next destination. All meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be given throughout the trek, with only breakfast available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Additionally, welcome and farewell dinners will also be arranged.

Accommodation on Mardi Himal Trek 

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and a guesthouse during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost you an additional one. We will book the best available teahouses during the trek but understand that the trails of the Mardi Himal Trek are less frequented by tourists than the Annapurna and Everest regions. Therefore, the guesthouse facilities will be basic. Also, note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and Pokhara, but finding them during the trek might be challenging.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your customs formalities (visa processing ), you will be transferred to your respective Hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting at your Hotel, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

After breakfast, we will transfer to the Domestic Airport for a morning flight to Pokhara and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna, and others. After landing at Pokhara, we will transfer you to  Dhampus from Pokhara and, from there, trek to Pitam-Daurali. Overnight in Pitam-Daurali.  

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2100m/7315ft

After breakfast, we walk through a lush forest dotted with red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills, and it is no surprise that its Nepal’s national flower. Our trail is tranquil until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take a rest and explore the area, which is also known locally as Kokar. Overnight in Forest Camp.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,520m/8,268ft

The trail continues from Forest Camp to High Camp through the dense forests. Ascending through the trails, we see rhododendrons and trees covered in moss and lichen. We’ll have lunch at Low Camp and enjoy the view of Mt Machhapuchchhre. We ascend the trail westward toward the fantastic views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli Himal. We’ll continue on the Mardi Himal ridge, where we’ll see the beautiful rhododendron bushes. We might also spot colorful Lophophorus along the trail. At High Camp, some lodges offer fantastic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli Himal, and Mt. Machhapuchchhre. Overnight in High Camp.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,540m/11,615ft

Wake up early and drink some hot tea/coffee. Then, we start our hike with a warm jacket, a water bottle, and a headlamp. It's exciting to trek in the dark with just the headlamp to guide us. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach the Viewpoint, where we can see the beautiful Mt. Annapurna and the Annapurna Himalayas, including Fishtail. Witnessing the sunrise transform the Himalayas into a white wonder is truly amazing. Remember to wear a warm jacket while waiting for sunrise to take stunning pictures and videos. After enjoying the breathtaking view, we can relax at the tea house and enjoy hot tea. Once we've soaked in the incredible view, we head back to High Camp the same way. After a delicious breakfast, we continue our trek to Low Camp.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4500m/14763ft

 After a delicious breakfast, we continue our trek to Siding Village. The trail goes downhill, so having trekking poles is a good idea. The path is enchanting, with beautiful rhododendron forests along the way. Siding is a lovely village on the mountainside, and from there, a road led to Pokhara. We take a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Pokhara, where our journey ends. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude880m/3200ft

We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. You will be escorted to the hotel. You may enjoy the day leisurely, catch up on some last-minute shopping, or explore any landmarks you may have missed during the first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of the journey, we will host a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, and farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

We will arrange to transfer you to the international airport for your departure flight. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will accompany you and see you off at the airport. This is not the end of our strengthening bond. We have the pleasure of serving you if you ever plan for any adventure, activities, or outdoor sports in Nepal soon. 

Note: If you still have a few days after the trekking schedule, you might be interested to experience other adventurous activities like jungle safariRafting, Bungee jumping, and paragliding. You may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • MealsBreakfast

Note: The 8-Day Mardi Himal Trek itinerary is designed to include both-way flights between Kathmandu. However, you have more time and prefer budget-friendly travel by tourist bus. In that case, we can Customize the itinerary with a land transportation option and reduce the cost accordingly. Please Contact Us, and we will gladly tailor the itinerary that suits your need. We can also create a shorter 4 to 5-day itinerary for the Mardi Himal Trek.

Trip Map

Mardi Himal Trek 8 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast as per the Itinerary.
  • Best available twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Round Trip domestic flight (Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government-licensed, English-speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs include Food, salary, accommodation, transportation, and medicine.
  • Insurance covers all staff, including porters, as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits, and TIMS permits for trekking.
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Adventure Club Trek T-shirt and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All Government and Local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days, and USD$125 for 90 days)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Private travel insurance and medical bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: SundayMay 26, 2024End DateEnd: SundayJune 02, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1050
Start DateStart: WednesdayMay 29, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayJune 05, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1050
Start DateStart: FridayMay 31, 2024End DateEnd: FridayJune 07, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1050

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If you need a different date than the scheduled dates, we will be happy to create our trips to suit your needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help customize your dream destination.

Useful Info

Acclimatization and High-Altitude Sickness 

The acclimatization planned during the trip helps trekkers adapt to the environment with less oxygen. Our body needs time to adjust to higher altitudes. Rushing to the higher elevation without acclimatization may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS), which could be fatal. The trekkers may suffer from AMS above 2,400m/7,875ft as the amount of oxygen becomes less and less with the increase in elevation.

We can categorize AMS into three categories with its symptoms. The trekker suffering from regular AMS feels giddy, gets headaches, has Nausea, is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomiting, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines.

A person suffering from severe AMS shows heightened symptoms, including shortness of breath, even while resting. The trekker with severe symptoms can barely walk, and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker with severe AMS must be taken to a lower altitude immediately.

Advanced cases of AMS

If AMS is not treated in time, it can be life-threatening and lead to edema, a condition in which fluid is accumulated in the body's tissues. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

In HACE, the brain gets swollen, leading to coma and even death. Its symptoms are paralysis on one side of the body, bladder dysfunction, fatigue, bowel dysfunction, loss of coordination, and confusion. Descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible to prevent the worsening of the condition.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

Fluid is accumulated in the lungs, which also increases the capillary pressure. Its symptoms include severe shortness of breath at rest, dry cough that produces pink frothy sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are rare. All our guides at the Adventure Club Trek are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle it with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand, and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.

First-Aid Kit

Our guides and porters are equipped with a basic first-aid kit during regular treks. For expeditions that take on isolated and off-the-beaten trekking paths, a comprehensive first-aid kit is compulsory; the same goes for climbing expeditions.

  • A bandage in case of sprains.
  • Plasters/ Band-aids and antiseptic ointments for simple cuts
  • Iodine or water filter (optional) instead of buying bottled mineral water
  • Moleskin/Second skin in case of blisters.
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol -painkiller.
  • Oral rehydration salts-Nava Jeevan or Jeevan Jal (orange-flavored ORS)
  • The broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
  • Diarrheal stopper (Imodium - optional).
  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness).
  • Gel hand cleaner/sanitizer.
  • Note: We can add medical supplies per the trekkers' unique needs to the first-aid kit given above.

Equipment And Packing List

We recommend that you bring the items to the list below. If your trek is longer or shorter than that, appropriate adjustments can be made to reflect the specific requirements, season, and length of the trip. Adventure Club Trek will provide the items marked with an asterisk (*) at no additional cost. You can use your articles and prefer your own if you already have them. Many trekking items can be bought cheaply in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu; quality will vary, with the imported from China often being of higher quality. There are also several high-end shops in Kathmandu which carry well-known brands. Since our porters will take your pack, please remember the weight limitation is 15kg (33 lbs since there is nothing there but some prayer flags. Also, please note that you still need to send me a gear list.

* The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags,s and duffle bags.

* Our leading guide, trained in wilderness first aid, will carry a comprehensive medical kit.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport-size photos, airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, paying for restaurants and hotels, gratuities, snacks, and buying your drinks and gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

HEAD

  • Bandana or headscarf is also helpful in dusty conditions.
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

UPPER BODY

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition-weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

LOWER BODY

  •  non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  •  1 pair of hiking trousers
  •  1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

FEET

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, "broken-in")
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, "low" ankle high version

HANDS

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consisting of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

TOILETRIES

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  •  Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  •  Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

SLEEPING

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying valuables should have good shoulder padding.
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

MEDICAL

  •  Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylpolyamine
  •  Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills, as they are respiratory depressants.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Extras/Luxuries
  •  Reading book
  •  Trail map/guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  •  Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Experience Required 

Mardi Himal Trek is suitable for all adventurers who can walk for at least 5-6 hours daily. You may have to walk for 6-7 hours at some points. The trek is moderate, but walking in higher altitudes can be more physically demanding than in the lowland. If you wish to make the Mardi Himal Trek, you do not have to be an expert in mountaineering. It only requires good mental health and physique. With the leadership of our experienced guide, qualified in first aid, you can complete the trek efficiently.

Visa And Entry Procedure 

Everyone needs a visa to enter Nepal except Indian nationals. Citizens of the SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan do not require a permit for 30 days. Fortunately, getting a Nepal visa is an easy process. Tourist visas are issued on arrival at the international airport and official overland entry points. However, travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia are not issued visas on arrival. After arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks to assist with your visa processing. After taking the completed form and paying the visa fee, you must stay in the long immigration queue for your visa on arrival.

Visitors can now apply for the online visa within 15 days of their arrival date in Nepal. For this, you will need your Nepal hotel address and a digital passport-sized photo to be uploaded to the online application. After submitting the form online, you need to print out the confirmation page, which has to be furnished at the immigration section in Kathmandu airport, along with your passport and the required visa fee. 

Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries. Or, they can even mail their visa application to the visa office near their location, but well ahead of time to allow sufficient processing time. Nepal visa information for all categories of travelers and their correspondence costs can be convenient, so for more information and contact details of the Nepali Embassies and Consulate around the world, 

Whichever way you enter Nepal, you will be given a 15/30/90-day visa as required. The general Nepal tourist visa fee on arrival for multiple entries is:

15 days – US$30, 30 days – US$50, and 90days – US$125

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum of 150 days a year, and these extensions are granted only at the Department of Immigration offices in Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visas, visit our visa information page.

Our Trekking Guides/Leaders 

Here at Adventure Club, our staff is like family. We only use locals to support their communities and train our staff rigorously to be the best they can be – for you! 

  •  Full first-aid training
  • Guide Training (trekking)
  • English and other common languages (as requested) 
  • Village and Land Conservation 
  • Mountaineering (for specialty expeditions or climbing treks)

All our guides are carefully trained for leadership, as good leadership is vital for your trek to be enjoyable, safe, and successful. Most of our guides grew up in Sherpa country or other mountainous parts of Nepal. Their pride in their region shows itself in how they lead treks and interface with you. 

Porters Care

On any team, courtesy and respect are fundamental for an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Our porters are an essential, integral part of each trekking team; as such, they are well-treated and well-paid. After your trek, you will find that they have fully earned your gratitude and respect. We expect all trekkers to keep their baggage weight under 15kgs/33lbs. Adventure Club Trek maintains a total commitment to the rights of our porters, providing them with appropriate clothing, gear, and lodging. In case of severe accident or sickness, they receive the same care as anyone else employed on the trekking team, even including evacuation by helicopter at our expense if appropriate. We fully support the IPPG (International Porter Protection Group), which strives to maintain and improve our porter's working conditions.

Travel Insurance 

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

Tipping 

Tipping is optional in Nepal, as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express your gratitude, you are free to tip drivers and hotel staff, among others. People usually welcome such generosity. When listing your porters or trekking leaders, use your discretion as per the quality of the services. Tip money does not form a part of our employees' wages. However, you can use tipping to show appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

  • Setareh V
    Setareh VUnited StatesDate: July 19, 2023

    I had a magnificent tour with a great planning assistance

    Mr Birendra was an incredible local tour manager and guide as well as being the best assistance at any time to everyone. My trip was a memorable and unique one for him to be at our side.

  • Scott W
    Scott WUnited StatesDate: June 02, 2018

    Best Trek Leaders in Nepal! Extraordinary!

    An amazingly planned and executed trek in Nepal!

    These guys really know what they are doing.

    I had the trek of a lifetime, staying in excellent and comfy tea lodges with tasty (and plentiful!) food, organized transport, and friendly help from leader Birendra, Sonam, and others including porters that will carry most of your stuff except a few day pack items.

    This is a physical trip but it's also something for your soul!

    I am so pleased with hiring these guys and their gracious smiles, help, and guidance.

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