Mardi Himal Trekking 10 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle and Tourist Bus
  • Activity Trekking and Walking
  • Best Season Feb- May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 1 to Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 3,600m/ /11,811ft

Highlights

  • A long and picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Naturally rewarded city- Pokhara, which is surrounded by the giant Lakes and caves
  • Phedi- the gateway of the Mardi Himal Trekking
  • Dhampus and Pothana- Extremely popular hiking destinations even for short hikers
  • Badal Danda- the stunning viewpoint of Mt. Annapurna, Machapuchhre, Mardi Himal and Himchuli
  • Biodiversity of the Annapurna Conservation area- maple, oak, juniper, and rhododendron woods
  • The excellent setting of the Upper Viewpoint, dramatic Himalayan views
  • Isolated route and melodious chirping of birds
  • Amazing ethnic hospitality and yummy meals

Mardi Himal Trekking Overview 

Mardi Himal Trekking-10 Day is short and the best moderate trekking in Nepal. The trail of Mardi Himal is located in the Annapurna region, neighboring the Annapurna Base Camp Route. Trekkers find the trek absolutely magnificent as it has got diverse attractions of the enchanting trail through the woods, has got least human settlements and takes you to the bosom of the jaw-dropping destination of Upper Viewpoint (4200 meters). Being a moderate trail, it is also suitable for novice trekkers in mountains along with family groups. The trek is excellent who prefer to witness the pyramid-shaped peaks from a closer distance in a short span of time.

Mardi Himal Trip starts from Phedi, after about half an hour drive from Pokhara. The vantage point of the trekking - Upper Viewpoint offers a striking view of Mount Fishtail, Mardi Himal Peak, and some of the lower peaks of the Annapurna Himalayan chain. Trekkers with mild physical fitness can enjoy the trek throughout the year except for the monsoon. March to May and September to November are the most suitable seasons for Mardi Himal Trekking. The trail is facilitated by the basic mountain lodge accommodation, which makes the trek more comfortable.

10Days Mardi Himal Trekking is a world-class adventure tour in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a moderately adventurous trip for those looking to head off the beaten track through the forested region. The tea house trek escorts you through the magnificent landscape, impressive trail through the hill ridge, and the Himalayas with the astounding Himalayan sceneries of the Annapurna Massif. In a short duration, you will be leaving the bustling noise and be at the bosom of sole nature.

Driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you extend the drive to Phedi, which is one of the gateways of the Mardi Himal Treks. The form of the trail is mixed in the initial level, which includes some steep uphill route, that goes through the rice fields and the woods. As you walk further, the enticing landscape surrounds you with the alpine meadows and a magnificent trail through the edge of the hillside. For this reason, trekkers often describe it as the best optional trek to Annapurna Base Camp, which is another moderate foothill excursion in the Annapurna region.

The Low Camp, Badal Danda, and High Camp are some of the delightful mountain stops with basic lodge and tea house facilities on the Mardi Himal Trekking trail. Badal Danda offers breathtaking views of Mt. Annapurna, Machapuchare, Himchuli, and Mardi Himal. A day hike from the High Camp to Upper View Point is just magnificent to explore the miraculous alpine setting at the bosom of the Himalayan boulders. Not only do the Himalayan peaks look stunning, but they are inspiring and offer good vibes.

Instead of retracing through the same trail all the way of the Mardi Himal Journey, the carefully customized itinerary of Adventure Club Trek leads you through Sidhing, which is the biggest village on this trail settled with mixed social groups, including the ethnic people. The trip after all allows an amazing time to capture the Himalayan views, alpine meadows, mountain lodges, and local lifestyles.

Note: Although Mardi Himal Trekking is a moderate trek in terms of technicality, the altitude soars each day and includes steep ascending trails. So, a gradual climb serves acclimatization, which makes breathing easy.

When is the Best Season for the Mardi Himal Trekking?

Spring and autumn are the best trekking seasons in Nepal, which is also the same in the case of the Mardi Himal Trekking. Spring (March-May) is pretty much a warm season, which allows amazing views and the diversity of the wildflowers throughout the route. Autumn (September-November) is a bit cold than spring, but it offers the best views and warm walking weather. The crystal-clear weather can be expected in autumn. Similarly, winter (December-February) is also a favorable season for the Mardi Himal Trekking, but you should hold the chill weather. Besides the heaps of snow, winter allows a mind-blowing time to trek without any crowd, and get dramatic views of the snow-capped Himalayas and the entire landscape.

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 custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting for some time 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

Early in the morning, we take a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus. The journey through the winding Highway is amazing and rewarding as well. The picturesque Trishuli Riverside view accompanies the trip half of the way. It is a trip of about 7 hours and reaches Pokhara. It’s a beautiful town loaded with natural vistas like Lakes, caves, waterfalls, and gorges. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch.
  • Max. Altitude910m/2,985ft

The serene setting of Lakeside Pokhara is magnificent. Weather permitting; we can witness the miraculous views of Fishtail, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri peak. After breakfast, we drive from Pokhara to Phedi, which is about a half an hour trip. We begin to climb the intimidating stairs facing us. Heading further, we pass through the crops and houses and hit a flat stretch of land. We reach Dhampus for the yummy lunch. We take a rest for a while after lunch as we have sufficient time to reach our ultimate destination. Then we walk up and down the trail to Pothana. Overnight in Pothana.

  • AccommodationGuesthpuse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,925m/ 6315ft

We have breakfast at Pothana and embark on the excursion through the wilderness and the further route is pretty much isolated. The forest is dotted by the birch, maple, and rhododendron trees. The elevation increases rapidly but the melodious bird sounds make the journey stunning. Gradually walking uphill, we reach the Forest Camp and take a rest. Overnight in Forest Camp.

  • AccommodationGuesthpuse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,600m/ /8,530ft

We have a continual uphill climbing route further today as it starts from the Forest Camp. Again, the trail is dominated by the dense forest, which is led by the steep along with gentle climbs. Gradually, the forested terrain thins out. We reach the Low Camp, which is a beautiful landscape with stunningly located teahouses with the backdrop of the magnificent peaks of Mt. Fishtail and Mardi Himal. We have lunch at this incredible point and resume the trekking. We follow the ridge, which goes through the shrub-dominated landscape. We reach Badal Danda (Cloud Hill) and stop for tea with the excellent scenery of Machapuchhre, Mardi Himal, Himchuli, and Annapurna South. We extend our hike up to the High Camp. Overnight in High Camp.

  • AccommodationGuesthpuse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,600m/ /11,811ft

We are going to have a spectacular day today after having breakfast at the High Camp. The trail is quite narrow and steep, including the pastures. Then the grassy land turns to be dominated by the rocky terrain. Reaching Upper Viewpoint means witnessing jaw-dropping Himalayan vistas, which include Mardi Himal, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Tent Peak, and the neighboring vistas. Mt. Annapurna I (8091 meters) is the 10th tallest peak in the world. Spending a remarkable time at the viewpoint area, we retrace to the High Camp terrain. The thoughts reach their sublimity with the enchanting sceneries.

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

Having breakfast at High Camp, we march towards the Sidhing village. We hike gradually as we do not have any altitude problems while descending. We have lunch at the Low Camp, take a rest for a while and proceed further through the forested zone and get an eye-catching view of the fields and terraced landscape. With a steady walk, we reach the mixed village, which is Sidhing. It is a densely populated village, which offers an amazing impression of mutuality and a typical mountain lifestyle. Overnight in Siding Village 

  • AccommodationGuesthpuse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,750m/5,741ft

From Siding, we start the downhill trek after having breakfast. It takes about 2.5 hours to Lumre, crossing the river twice and we walk along. We see some villagers working in their fields where we meet the motor road here and we drive further. 2.5 hours drive from Lumre takes us to Pokhara. After a short rest and shower, we walk around the beautiful Lakeside Street, which is fascinated with music and lights. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, and Lunch
  • Max. Altitude910m/2,985ft

Driving from Pokhara, it takes about 7 hours to drive through the Prithvi Highway and reaches Kathmandu by tourist bus. On the way, the bus stops in a couple of places for refreshments and lunch. Then you transfer to the hotel. In the evening, it's great to walk around the local market, buy souvenirs for your dearest ones and have dinner at a restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, 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. Definitely, this is not the end of our strengthening bond. May we have the pleasure of serving you if you ever plan for any adventure, activities, or outdoor sports in Nepal in near future.

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

  • MealsBreakfast.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Trip Map

Mardi Himal Trekking 10 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the Itinerary.
  • Best available twin sharing guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • 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)
  • Assistant trekking guides walk with the group to support as necessary.
  • Staff costs include their, 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 permit for trekking.
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Complimentary 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 US$125 for 90 days)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal 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: WednesdayOctober 05, 2022End DateEnd: FridayOctober 14, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $879
Start DateStart: SaturdayOctober 08, 2022End DateEnd: MondayOctober 17, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $879
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 11, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayOctober 20, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $879
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 14, 2022End DateEnd: SundayOctober 23, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $879
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 18, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayOctober 27, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $879
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 21, 2022End DateEnd: SundayOctober 30, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $879
Start DateStart: MondayOctober 24, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayNovember 02, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $879
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 28, 2022End DateEnd: SundayNovember 06, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $879
Start DateStart: SundayOctober 30, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayNovember 08, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $879

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, 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

Meals

All meals — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — will be provided during the trek, and breakfast will only be provided in Kathmandu. We host welcome and farewell dinners for our guests. During the trek, we have breakfast and dinner at tea-houses or lodges where we spend nights while there will be lunch at tea-houses on the way. You have the option to choose from Nepali, continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. As we take care of our guests, we ensure that you are getting healthy food. We prioritize locally produced organic food and also provide you with seasonable fruits. During the climbing session, hygienic, freshly-cooked food will be provided.

Note: If you are a vegetarian, let us know in advance so that we could make proper arrangements for food as per your wish during the trek

Accommodations

You will be accommodated in a three-star standard hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the best available teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Please note that since you will be trekking in remote regions, the services in the teahouses/guesthouse will be pretty basic. We will try our best to arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places do not have attached bathrooms.

Drinking-Water

Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but doesn't provide water. The best option is to treat the local water either with chlorine/iodine tablets or use a steripen. The tea houses will give you good quality free water and, you can also get along the trail but, you will need to treat it. If you are using the tablets make sure they dissolve completely (about 30 mins). On most treks, you can buy mineral water along the trail. A liter of mineral water at lower elevation tea houses costs around USD 1 but at higher elevations can cost up to $4 so the cost can add up.

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 the 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 normal AMS feels giddy, gets headache, Nausea, and is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less amount of oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomit, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines.

A person suffering from serious AMS shows heightened symptoms including shortness of breath even while taking rest. The trekker with serious symptoms can barely walk and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker having serious AMS has to be taken to the 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 tissues of the body. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

In HACE, the brain gets swollen which can lead 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 later leads to producing pink frothy sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are pretty 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 the isolated and off the beaten trekking paths, a comprehensive first-aid kit is compulsory, the same goes for climbing expeditions as well.

  • 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 as per the special needs of the trekkers 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, reflect the specific requirements, season, and length of the trip. The items marked with an asterisk (*) will be provided by Adventure Club Trek at no additional cost. You are welcome to use your own such articles if you already have them and prefer your own. Many of the trekking items can be bought cheaply in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu; quality will vary, with the items imported from China often being of higher quality. There are also several high-end shops in Kathmandu which carry well-known brands. Since your pack will be carried by our porters, please remember the weight limitation is 22kg (44 lbs since there is nothing there but some prayer flags. Also, please note that you did not send me any list of gear.

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

* Our main 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, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and purchasing your own 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, also useful for 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/or 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/or 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, consists 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 your 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/or 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/guide book
  • 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 a day. At some points, you may have to walk for 6-7 hours. The trek is moderate, but it is to take note that 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 will be able to complete the trek efficiently.

Best Time To Tavel 

Autumn (Sept -Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but a summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

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 visa for a period of 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 visa on arrival. After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks that will assist your visa processing. Taking the completed form and paying the visa fee, you need to stay in the long immigration queue for your visa on arrival.

Visitors can now apply for online visa within15 days of their arrival date in Nepal. For this, you will need your Nepal hotel address and a digital passport-sized photo that needs 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. You can apply for your online Nepal visa here.

Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate located 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 very handy, 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 per your requirement. 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 in a year and these extensions are granted only at the department of immigration offices at Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visa, 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 we 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 expedition 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 the way 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, and as such, they are well-treated and well-paid. At the conclusion of your trek, we believe you will find that they have fully earned your gratitude and respect. We do expect all trekkers to keep the weight of their baggage under 15kgs/33lbs. Adventure Club Trek maintains a full commitment to the rights of our porters, providing them with appropriate clothing, gear, and lodging. In case of serious 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. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that 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 have a difficult time settling a claim.

Electricity, WIFI, And Battery Recharge 

During the Annapurna base camp trek, electricity is available at all the teahouses where you will spend the night. You can recharge your phones, laptop, or iPads from micro-hydropower and solar panels by paying a nominal charge. Regarding Wi-Fi, there are no free hotspots along the trekking trail, so we do not encourage carrying your laptop. Some teahouses do offer paid Wi-Fi services on an hourly basis but don’t expect high-speed connectivity on the remote trails.

Communication 

On the Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the guesthouses, but as we reach higher altitudes, the communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once a day to make sure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly be in touch with you for the help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card to better the network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost.

Group Size And Team Composition 

We always try to form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share with each other in a fun-filled environment when out in the wilderness. Generally, our travel group comprises a maximum of 16 members. We need at least two participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, the number of group members do not apply. We always strive to form a team ensuring that the members are comfortable with one another.

Tipping 

Tipping is not mandatory in Nepal as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express your gratitude, you are free to offer a tip to drivers, and hotel staff among others. People usually welcome such generosity. When it comes to tipping 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 as a way of showing appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

  • Joseph C
    Joseph CUnited StatesDate: July 20, 2014

    Man with a plan!

    Birendra, the man who helped us on every aspect of our journey, was so great!

    He and his crew helped us with literally everything, from the airport, finding a hotel, making our plan, to taking the actual journey.

    He is very knowledgeable, super friendly, and made us feel right at home.

    I recommend Adventure Club Treks fully A++

    Will see you next year on our third trip to Nepal!

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