Pisang Peak Climbing with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake Trek -21 days

Trip Facts
DestinationPisang Peak, Tilicho Lake, Annapurna Circuit
ActivityClimb Pisang Peak, Trek to Tilicho Lake, Annapurna Circuit
Accomodationlodge/tea house to lodge/tea house in trek region. One night at Pokhara
RegionAnnapurna region
Start / End pointKathmandu
Duration21 Days
Max. Altitude6,091m / 19,980ft
Meals IncludedBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner in trek regions
Group size2-24
Activity Per Day5-7 hours hike/ climb
TransportationKathmandu to Chamche, Birethanti to Pokhara, Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
GradeVery Challenging

About the Trip

Pisang Peak Climbing with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake Trek takes you deep into the Annapurna region. The whole trip is organized for those who want to make the most out of the Annapurna region trek, which includes Pisang Peak Climbing, visiting Tilicho Lake, enjoying the views from Poon Hill, and making the most out of the world-famous Annapurna Circuit.

Highlights

  • Extended trek in the famous Annapurna circuit
  • A challenging and technical Pisang Peak (6,091m / 19,980ft) climb aided by Sherpas.
  • Panoramic views from Pisang Peak and Poon Hill (3,210 m) viewpoint
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Thorong Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West, and Chulu East, Tukuche Peak, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Manang district, the least populated district of Nepal
  • Deep Kaligandaki and Marsyangdi river gorges, magnificent lakes, stunning waterfalls
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu at the trek end
  • One of the highest Himalayan passes, Thorong La Pass (5,416m / 17,764ft)
  • The holy Muktinath Temple, 108 water sprouts, and the eternal flame on the temple premises
  • Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang
  • One of the highest lakes in the world - Tilicho Lake (4,949m)
  • Desert-like landscapes in Manang
  • High mountain culture, tradition, and settlements
  • Heart-warming Nepali hospitality

Benefits of trekking/climbing with us

  • Free airport-to-hotel transfer on arrival and hotel-to-airport transfer during departure
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Free excess luggage storage during the trek
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • We carry an oximeter to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels at high altitudes to detect early signs of altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical kits for emergencies
  • Sleeping bags and Down jackets arrangements if you do not have your own


Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person.  

Comprehensive Overview

If you want to spend a substantial time trekking in the world-famous Annapurna circuit, this trek/climbing package is for you. This package includes peak climbing (Pisang Peak) and a diversion to Tilicho Lake as you follow the Annapurna circuit. 

Pisang Peak (6091m) is one of the most stunning peaks in the Annapurna region. It's located in the Annapurna Circuit Trek and draws hundreds of climbers every year. Pisang Peak is an easy but technical climb, offering views of other Himalayan peaks like Annapurna I and Manaslu. Hence it is a suitable peak for enthusiastic climbers with limited experience.  

The trek to the Pisang Peak Base Camp takes you through off-beat trails, green meadows, and forests while offering stunning views of the green hills and snow-capped peaks. Your journey takes you from Kathmandu to Besisahar and then to Chamche. From Chamche, you will follow the main trail of the Annapurna Circuit, which offers a thrilling and gratifying experience.

The trail from Chamche leads to Dharapani. You will enter Manang from Tal Village, and from Tal Village, you can get fantastic views of the waterfalls. After spending a night at Dharpani, you will head to Chame, the district headquarters of Manang. The route to Chame passes through lush green forests and majestic views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. 

On the fifth day, you will leave Chame for Upper Pisang, passing by the ubiquitous Paungda Danda rock face that rises 1,500m from Marsyandi River. Upper Pisang lies at an altitude of 3,200m, a substantial height. Hence, you will acclimatize for a day at Pisang. 

From Pisang, instead of heading west to Manang in the Annapurna circuit, we will take you north toward Pisang Peak. You will spend a night, each at Pisang Peak Base Camp and Pisang High Camp, before summiting Pisang Peak. The climb will be challenging as you have to conquer snow slopes and use the climbing gear. However, you need not be concerned as our experienced Sherpa guides will lead the way and assist you

After summiting Pisang Peak, you will return to Pisang Base Camp. In rare cases, due to weather or other reasons, you might not be able to summit Pisang Peak on the designated day. So, we have allocated one extra day to ensure your successful summit.

You will rejoin the Annapurna Circuit and reach Manang after successfully summitting Pisang Peak. One more, you will leave the Annapurna Circuit and head to Tilicho Lake. From Manang, you will reach Siri Kharka and then Tilicho Base Camp. The path from Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp is rough and passes through landslide-prone regions. After spending a night at Tilicho Base Camp, you will reach Tilicho Lake the following day. 

Unless you are trekking during the winter, you should be able to witness the reflection of Annapurna ranges in the tranquil blue waters of Tilicho Lake. After enjoying the views of Tilicho Lake, you will return to Siri Kharka. The trail once more joins the Annapurna circuit taking you to Yak Kharka. 

Thorong La Pass (5,416m) is not far from Yak Kharka, but before crossing Thorong La Pass, you will spend a night at Thorong La Pass, ideally located for those aiming to cross the Thorong La Pass. You will leave Thorong Phedi early in the morning to avoid the afternoon wind at Thorong La Pass. 

This section of the trails is exhaustive, but the views of glorious mountains extending to Tibet on one side and Annapurna massifs on the other are mind-blowing. After a slow and steady trek, you will descend to Muktinath and visit the renowned Muktinath Temple. 

After reaching Muktinath, you have reached easier trail sections. From Muktinath, you will take a bus to Tatopani. (Tatopani means hot water in Nepali.) There are natural hot springs in Tatopani, which locals believe have dermal curative properties. We will also bathe in these hot springs and relax our muscles.

From Tatopani, you will move to Ghorepani through the Thakali villages of Sikha and Chitra. Ghorepani is very near Poon Hill, one of the most famous viewpoints in Nepal. Hence, most tourists/trekkers who want to enjoy the sunrise from Poon Hill spend their night at Ghorepani. 

You will wake up at Ghorepani at around five am to view the sunrise from Poon Hill, and it will take about forty minutes to reach Poon Hill. From Poon Hill, you can get a panoramic view of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, and Fishtail Mountain, colored in the morning golden sun rays.

After enjoying the views from Poon Hill, you will head back to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and then trek to Birethanti. From Birethanti, you will board a bus to Pokhara via Nayapul. You will spend a night at Pokhara, a magnificent tourist city in Nepal. The following day, you will fly back to Kathmandu. 

 

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day1

    Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m/4,450ft) and transfer to hotel.

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 1,350m/4,450ft

    You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. 

    • Overnight stay at your hotel
  2. day2

    Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m/2,492 ft) to Chamche (1,430m/4,692 ft) 8 - 10 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 8 hours
    Highest Altitude 1,430m/4,692ft

    You will set out from Kathmandu early in the morning and drive to Besishar, which takes around 7 hours. Along the way, you'll pass through charming villages, terraced farms, and witness the stunning mountain ranges and rivers. You can either opt for a private jeep or take a local bus to Besishar and then change to another local bus to reach Chamche. You'll spend the night at a guest house in Chamche. 

    • Overnight stay at a local lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  3. day3

    Trek from Chamche (1,430m/4692 ft) to Dharapani (1,860m/6,430ft): 7 - 8 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15.5km/9.6miles
    Highest Altitude 1,860m/6,430ft
    Trek Duration 7-8 hours

    We begin our trek by crossing a suspension bridge and hiking uphill before entering the Manang region from Tal village. From Tal, you can see several waterfalls flowing into a river surrounded by sandy beaches. You will take a trail that progresses through barley, rice, and potato fields and past the village of Kodo, one of the largest villages in the Manang valley. You will cross another suspension bridge and after a brief ascent reach Dharapani.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Gorkha's inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  4. day4

    Trek from Dharapani (1,860m/6,430ft) to Chame (2,610m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15.7km/9.7 miles
    Highest Altitude 2,610m/8,891ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hours

    The hike proceeds along a trail through a forest of pine, fir, oak, and maple trees, following a river to reach Chame, the district headquarters of the Manang district. You will find yourself surrounded by lush green forests while enjoying the stunning views of the Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m) peaks. While on the way, you will also stop at a small hot spring for a break and rest.

    • Overnight stay at Four Season Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  5. day5

    Trek from Chame (2,610m/8,891ft) to Upper Pisang (3,200m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14.5km
    Highest Altitude 3,200m/10,824ft
    Trek Duration 5 -6 hrs

    After breakfast, you will set out on a trek to Pisang. The hike takes you through a steep and narrow valley from where you can get the first glimpses of the Paungda Danda rock face, a 1500m high curved rock face rising from the Marsyangdi River. As the trek progresses, you will also get clear views of Annapurna II to the south and Pisang Peak to the northeast. Then, you will descend to the floor of the Manang Valley to reach Pisang, our destination for the day. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Mandala (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  6. day6

    Acclimatization at Upper Pisang (3,200m/10824ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 3,200m/10,824ft

    We have reserved this day to acclimatize in Upper Pisang. Acclimatization is crucial when reaching high elevations to help your body adjust to the current climate and prevent altitude sickness. You can start the day with an early breakfast. Your climbing leader / Sherpa will teach you how to use your climbing gear properly. Then you can explore this charming village and learn about its culture and traditions. Upper Pisang offers spectacular views of Mt. Gangapurna, Annapurna, and Tilicho Lake.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Mandala (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  7. day7

    Trek from Upper Pisang (3,200m/10824ft) to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14,370ft): 4-5 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 4,380m/14,370ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hours

    It takes 3-4 hours to reach the Pisang Peak Base Camp from Upper Pisang, gaining as much as 1,000m in height. The trail ascends steeply through a small forest and pasture to a Kharka at (4,380m), an ideal location for setting up a base camp overnight. The flat alpine section lies along a well-trodden trail, where we establish our campsite. You will spend the night in a tented camp.

    • Overnight stay in a tent camp
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  8. day8

    Trek from Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14,370ft) to Pisang High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 5,400m/17,712ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hours

    The trail ascends steeply, gaining another 1,000m as you reach the Pisang High Camp. After arriving at the Pisang High Camp, we will set up the camp and spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to the decreasing oxygen levels and preparing for the ascent the following day. We will provide you with kitchen staff and utensils required for the camp. 

    • Overnight stay in a tent camp
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  9. day9

    Summit Pisang Peak (6,091m/19,980ft) and back to Pisang Base Camp (4,380m/14,370ft): 8-9 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 6,091m/19,980ft
    Trek Duration 8-9 hours

    It will be a remarkable day, as you will reach the Pisang Peak (6,091m / 19,980ft). You will be braving steep snow slopes that will require technical climbing skills. However, you should not be worried as our Sherpa guides are experienced and have completed professional training. You will be following our expert Sherpas to the Pisang peak summit. From the summit, you will get fantastic views of Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, and Glacier Dome. After soaking in a panoramic view from the Pisang summit, you will head back to the Pisang Peak Base Camp.

    • Overnight stay in a tent camp
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  10. day10

    Contingency day

    We want to make sure that your Pisang Peak Climb is successful. Hence, we have allocated this day as a contingency day. If on the previous day, you could not reach the Pisang Peak summit for any reason, such as bad weather, then we will use this day to reach the summit and return to Pisang Base Camp. Otherwise, we will just rest at the Pisang Base Camp or may even head to Manang. 

    • Overnight stay in a tent camp
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  11. day11

    Trek from Pisang Peak Base Camp (5,400m/17,712ft) to Manang (3,450m/11,316ft): 5-6 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15.7km/9.7 miles
    Highest Altitude 5,400m/17,712ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hours

    After reaching the summit of Pisang Peak, the first part of the trek is over, and now it is time to return. You will take the same path that brought you to Pisang Peak and return to Manang, a rich cultural town. It will take you 5-6 hours to return to Manang. Throughout the path, you can enjoy the grand views of the Annapurna ranges.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalayan Singi (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  12. day12

    Trek from Manang (3,450m/11,316ft) to Siri Kharka (4060m/13,320ft): 4-5 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 4060m/13,320ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hours

    Our next destination from Manang is westwards, down to the river and along its southern side through conifer forests. After reaching Kangsar Village, you will hike uphill to Siri Kharka, passing a monastery along the way. The challenging climb is compensated with the views of Gungang Himal and Mount Chulu as a picturesque backdrop.

    • Overnight stay at a local lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  13. day13

    Trek from Siri Kharka (4060m/13,320ft) to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m/13,583ft): 5-6 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6km / 3.7miles
    Highest Altitude 4150m/13,583ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hours

    The journey from Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp may not be physically demanding as the path is not steep. However, the narrow route is full of loose stones, and landslide-prone terrain can be mentally challenging. The trail runs through the heart of the landslide zone, letting you witness unique and impressive rock formations on the way. 

    • Overnight stay at a local lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  14. day14

    Trek from Tilicho Base Camp (4150m/13,583ft), visit Tilicho Lake (4,920m/16,138 ft) then back to Siri Kharka (4060m/13,320ft): 5-6 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17km / 10.5miles
    Highest Altitude 4,920m/16,138 ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hours

    The trail follows a gradual steep incline along the mountain. Along the way, you can get views of yaks and deer grazing. Your destination - Tilicho Lake - is a stunning lake at the base of Tilicho Peak's north face. Referred to as "The Great Ice Lake" by a French expedition leader. It is also a sacred Hindu lake, referred to in the Ramayana. Except for winter, you can see the reflection of Annapurna ranges in Tilicho, which looks brilliantly stunning. After visiting the lake, you will return to Siri Kharka.

    • Overnight stay at a local lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  15. day15

    Trek from Siri Kharka (4,060m/13,320ft) to Yak Kharka (4,018m/13,182ft):4-5 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 10.6km / 6.62miles
    Highest Altitude 4,060m/13,320ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hours

    You will leave Siri Kharka and descend to Khangsar Village, passing Tare Gumba, a thousand-year-old important monastery. Khangsar Village is sparsely inhabited, except for herders who stay here during festivals. Leaving the village, you will follow a rock wall and reach a seasonal bridge in the Thorang Khola valley. After crossing this river, you will ascend to a plateau and continue to Yak Kharka.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Gangapurna
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  16. day16

    Trek from Yak Kharka (4,018m/13,182ft) to Thorong Phedi (4525m/14501 ft): 3-4 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.3km / 4.5miles
    Highest Altitude 4525m/14501ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hours

    On this day, you will take a short hike to Thorong Phedi with the aim to cross the Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters the following morning. In Nepali, Phedi means foot of a hill. After walking for three to four hours, you will reach Thorong Phedi, a small settlement at the base of Thorong La Pass. Thorong Phedi is a resting spot for climbers and trekkers who aim to make it across this pass in the Annapurna Circuit. 

    • Overnight stay at Thorong High Camp Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  17. day17

    Trek from Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,501ft) to Thorong La pass (5,416m/17,764 ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft): 7 - 8 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 16.4km / 10miles
    Highest Altitude 5,416m / 17,764ft
    Trek Duration 7 - 8 hours

    Today we trek from Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,525ft) to Muktinath Temple (3,760m/12,623ft) via the challenging Thorong La high pass (5,416m/17,756ft), one of the highest passes in the world. You will start early to tackle the icy air and high altitude, but the views from the pass are breathtaking. To the north, you will see a panorama of Himalayan peaks and the Annapurna range behind you. After crossing the Thorong La Pass, you will descend to Muktinath. Muktinath is sacred to Hindus and Buddhists (Buddhists call Muktinath, Chumig Gyatsa, meaning Hundred Waters in Tibetan). The temple is famous for its 108 stone sprouts and the 2,000-year-old eternal flame that burns in the temple premises.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Town House Muktinath (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  18. day18

    Drive from Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) to Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6 - 8 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 8 hrs (113km/ 70miles )
    Highest Altitude 3,800m/12,467ft

    This morning, after a visit to the Muktinath Temple, you will board a local bus to Tatopani. The drive is rugged and passes through some of the deepest gorges. As the bus rolls, you will see the change in terrain from arid highlands to lush green forests. Tatopani is renowned for its natural hot springs, where you can bathe yourself and relax your tired muscles. The locals believe that the hot springs have curative properties against skin diseases. 

    • Overnight stay at Dhaulagiri Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  19. day19

    Trek from Tatopani (1,200m/3937 ft) to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 - 8 hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17km / 10.5miles
    Highest Altitude 2,850m/9,350ft
    Trek Duration 7 - 8 hours

    In the morning, you will bid farewell to Tatopani and embark on a trek to Ghorepani via Sikha and Chitre - both ethnic Thakali villages. The journey will take you through terraced farmlands surrounded by tall mountains and lush forests filled with vibrant birch, rhododendron, and magnolia trees. After Chitre, it takes about one hour of trek through steep rocky paths to reach Ghorepani. (Ghorepani means horse water in Nepali.) You will stop at Ghorepani to spend the night. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Snow Land (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  20. day20

    Trek from Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) to Poon Hill, trek to Nayapul, and then drive to Pokhara (820m / 2,690ft): 5-6 hours trek and 2-hour drive

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.5km / 7.7miles
    Driving Hours 2 hrs
    Highest Altitude 2,850m/9,350ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hours

    On this day, early morning, we will take you on a hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) to witness the dawn breaking from beyond the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including the iconic Fishtail Mountain. Poon Hill is perhaps the most popular viewpoint in Nepal that brings thousands of trekkers here. It is also popular as a photography spot as most people want to capture the grandeur panoramic view from this hill. 

    After enjoying the views from Poon Hill, you will descend to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and trek to Birethanti. From Birethanti, you will catch a return to Pokhara on a bus via Nayapul. You will be spending the night at Pokhara, the tourist capital of Nepal.

    • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)
  21. day21

    Fly from Pokhara (820m / 2,690ft) to Kathmandu (1,350m/ 4,450ft) in 30 minutes.

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 1,350m/ 4,450ft
    Flight Hours 30 minutes

    After breakfast, you will leave Pokhara on a plane to Kathmandu. The flight will take about twenty minutes, and from the flight, you can get a bird’s eye view of the incredible Nepali terrain. We hope you enjoyed your trip and will be back for another trip soon. Your trek ends in Kathmandu. We will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport on your trek departure date.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

Cost includes

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Chamche, Muktinath to Tatopani, Birethanti to Pokhara
  • Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport transfer and airport departure tax
  • One-night accommodation at Silver Oaks Inn Pokhara with breakfast
  • 18 days Tea house/lodge/tent accommodation in the trek regions. 8 days in rooms with attached bathroom at Dharapani, Chame, Upper Pisang (2N), Manang, Muktinath, Tatopani, Ghorepani. 6 nights in standard rooms at Chamche, Tilicho Base Camp, Siri Kharka (2N), Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi. Four nights tent at Pisang Base Camp (3N) and Pisang High Camp. All accommodations are twin sharing basis.
  • All standard meals (19 breakfasts, 19 lunches, and 18 dinners) during the trek.
  • Nepal-government licensed Discovery World Trekking experienced lead guide. Local climbing Sherpa, kitchen crew
  • One porter for every two trekkers, per trekker luggage weight limit is 9 kg.
  • Guides, Sherpas, kitchen crew, and porters' meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment costs
  • Base camp & high camp camping equipment and meals
  • Garbage deposit fees.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Pisang Peak climbing fees
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • All government and local taxes and official expenses
  • Rescue operations arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - company T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking trek/climb achievement certificate
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu after the trek/climb

Cost excludes

  • International flight costs
  • Visa fees at Tribhuwan International Airport, depending on your length of stay. USD 50 for a 30-day stay.
  • Excess luggage charges. The luggage weight limit is 9 kg per trekker.
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from trekking (for any reason) before the planned scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone calls, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude helicopter rescue and evacuation (compulsory) and treatment costs
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Additional costs caused by circumstances beyond management control, for example, landslides, adverse weather, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not included in "cost includes"

Equipment Checklist

We request you bring only the must-have items to the trek. Porters will carry your luggage, but your luggage weight limit is 9 kg. You can also buy or even rent the required gear and equipment at reasonable costs. Though your preference might differ, here is a list to help you pack for this trip. 

Climbing gear

  • Ice ax 
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Screwgate Karabiners
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice screw
  • Snow bar
  • Crampons - traction devices to improve mobility on snow and ice
  • Climbing harnesses - required to secure you to a rope or an anchor point
  • Tape slings to wrap around the section of rock and hitch to other
  • Figure 8 Descender - to use it as a zip flyer either in friction mode or smoothie mode.
  • Helmets
  • Rope
  • Plastic mountaineering boots

 

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Headscarf
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • A warm hat to cover your ears (wool or synthetic to keep you warm)
  • Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries 
  • Winter hat or insulating hat, or wide-brimmed hat
  • Prescription sunglasses 

 

Face

  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Face/body wipes

 

Hands

  • A pair of mittens containing a Gore-Tex over-mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner
  • Lightweight fleece gloves (or wool)
  • Lightweight poly-liner trek gloves

 

Sleeping

  • One sleeping bag 30 degrees
  • One medium rucksack or One large duffel bag
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • Daypack/backpack with good shoulder padding for carrying your valuables.
  • Two large waterproof rucksack covers (if you need them)
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags

 

Body (Upper-Lower)

  • Hiking shirts
  • Sweater
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • mitten
  • Waterproof sacks for keeping your clothing dry 
  • Non-cotton undergarments
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Expedition grade down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Thick thermal Merino bottoms (Icebreaker 200, Odlo Revolution Thick)
  • Polar fleece trousers or similar mid-layer trousers
  • Gore-Tex (over)trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • Fleece or woolen trousers (one pair)
  • Breathable fabric, waterproof shell pants (one pair)
  • Goose-down trousers or bibs. Or a down suit
  • A pair of hiking shorts, trousers, lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Liner gloves for tying knots

 

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Goretex hiking boots with ankle support
  • Trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Two pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Two pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, broken-in)
  • Gaiters
  • Cotton socks

 

Essentials

  • Trekking pole
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take a porter or not).
  • Trekking pole
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification tablets/drops

 

Toiletries

  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Toothbrush
  • Multi-purpose soap (must be biodegradable)

 

Medical Needs

  • Personal simple and light first-aid kit
  • Skin-blister repair kit
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • One set of earplugs
  • Anti-diarrhea, and headache pills
  • First-aid tapes and plasters
  • Cough and cold medicine 
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lens supplies

 

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Money
  • Watch
  • Camera

 

Extra items

  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Tissue /toilet paper roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Female hygiene products for females
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Trail map/guidebook
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen (if you want to write your moments)
  • Binoculars
  • Book if you love reading
  • A modest swimsuit
  • A voltage converter (from 220 to 110 amperes)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (optional)

 

Essential Documents

  • A copy of your passport, three passport-size photos, and travel/health insurance documents with contact details
  • We advise you to maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents, including international flight tickets, travelers' cheques, insurance policies, emergency contact numbers, bank/ATM card contact numbers, etc.

 

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