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20 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

Day 01    Arrive Kathmandu [Altitude 1356 m]
Day 02    Half day Kathmandu city tour  
Day 03    Drive Kathmandu to Arughat [Altitude 600 m] [9 hrs driving ]
Day 04    Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola [Altitude 710 m] [5  hrs Treks]
Day 05    Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola [Altitude 900 m] [6  hrs Treks]
Day 06    Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat [Altitude 1410 m] [7  hrs Treks]
Day 07    Trek from Jagat to Deng [Altitude 1804 m] [8 hrs Treks]
Day 08    Trek from   Deng to Ghap [Altitude 2165  m] [4 hrs Treks]
Day 09    Trek from Ghap to Lho [Altitude 3180 m] [5 hrs Treks]
Day 10    Trek from Lho to Samagaon [Altitude 3530 m] [5  hrs Treks]
Day 11    At Samagaon    [Altitude 3530 m] 
Day 12    Trek from Samagaon to Samdo [Altitude 3860 m] [4 hrs Treks]
Day 13    Trek from Samdo -Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [Altitude 4460 m] [5 hrs Treks]
Day 14    Trek to Bimthang crossing Larkya La Pass [Altitude 3720 m] [9 hrs Treks]
Day 15    Trek from Bimthang to Gho [Altitude 2650 m] [5 hrs Treks]
Day 16    Trek from Gho to Dharapani [Altitude 1920 m] [4 hrs Treks]
Day 17    Trek from Dharapani to Syange [Altitude 1080 m] [4 hrs Treks]
Day 18    Trek from Syange to Besi Sahar [Altitude 800 m] [7 hrs Treks]
Day 19    Drive from Besi Sahar to  Kathmandu [9 hrs driving ]
Day 20    Depart Kathmandu

Facts of the Trek
Grade:                        Moderate to Strenuous
Best season:              February, March, April, May, October, November
Per day walking:         6 hours in average
Type of trek:               Hotel and Lodge
General Duration:       16 days
Maximum Altitude:       4470m

Trekking Highlights
Explore the Manaslu Barun National Park
Good views of Mount Manaslu
Chamlang Himal and Barun Valley
Rich variety of flora and fauna
Unique culture with varied customs

Day 01.    Arrival at the Kathmandu[Altitude 1336m]
Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Welcome by officer of Destination Nepal 
Transfer to the hotel &      briefing about program
Overnight at the hotel
Day 02.    Kathmandu
Half day sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath stupa & Kathmandu durbar square 
Preparation for trekking 
Overnight at the hotel 
Day 03.    Kathmandu-Arughat[Altitude 600 m) 
Drive to Arughat (about 8-9 hrs drive) 
After an early breakfast we'll start our journeys with drive through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach at Arughat, on the footsteps of Manasalu. There is approx 5 hour drive (142km) from Kathmandu into the western mountains takes us to Gorkha, the Capital of Medieval Nepal. Another 42km drive on a dirt road and we reach Arughat, our trek start point. Please note that the dirt road from Gorkha to Arughat may not be drivable during the monsoon season. In that case, we may have to begin our trek right from Gorkha and reach Arughat in the evening.
Arughat Bazzar is clustered on both sides of the River Budi-Gandaki linked by a suspension bridge, this is the largest settlement in the valley and it is also a junction to various important places. The path from here across the River leads to Dhading & Trisuli Bazaar and our route from here leads north
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 04.    Arughat-Soti Khola [Altitude 710 m) 
Trek from Arughat-Soti Khola - About 5-6 hrs trek
After breakfast this morning we break camp and begin our trek by following a well used trail that leads us past an ever-changing tableau of rice fields and Gurung villages. The walking today is fairly gentle and affords us our first views of Shringi Himal from Shanti Bazaar, from where the clear glacial run-off of the Budhi Gandaki provides a constant backdrop to our hike up into the mountains. Crossing a suspension bridge, we then follow the trail down to Soti Khola, and our camp amongst the landscapes of the famed 'Honey Hunters'. The foothills of Central Nepal have, for generations, been famous for their twice yearly harvests, when men gather from the surrounding villages to undertake the dangerous task of collecting the honey of the Apis Laboriosa (the world's largest honey bee) from the cliffs that are their home.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 05.    Soti Khola- Maccha Khola [Altitude 900 m]
Trek from Soti Khola- Maccha Khola – About 5-6 hrs trek
Today, the path from here at times cuts into the steep valley, which is densely forested, passing through a number of small villages tucked into the hillside, till we reach a widening of the valley, opposite the point where a large tributary stream enters the Burhi Gandaki River. The terraced cultivated fields belong to the upper village of Lapubesi (880m). From here our path descends to the wide, sandy riverbed which follows a trail meandering below the steep, craggy valley side. We have last climb up to brings you at near villages where is some teashops and nearby we'll stay for overnight
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 06.    Maccha Khola– Jagat [Altitude 1410 m) 
Trek from Maccha Khola– Jagat – about 6-7 hrs trek
Today, the trail leads to more interesting farm villages and fields as the vegetation changes slowly, after crossing bridge and heading upstream to the tiny village of Kholabesi and the hot springs at Tatopani.
From the Hot Spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. Climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Cross to the west bank of the budhi gandaki, climb over a ridge, trek along the river then climb towards the village of Jagat where we will spend overnight
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 07.    Jagat-Deng [Altitude 1805 m) 
Trek from Jagat-Deng – about 7-8 hrs trek
Firstly we descends to a long series of stone steps to the river, from here the path climbs a terraced hillside to Saguleri, overlooking distance view of Sringi Himal 7,187m from this spot, the walk follows ups and down trail as we reach to the bridge over Budi-Gandaki, after crossing the bridge from Ghata-khola, the path winds up towards Philim village. From here the trails climbs slowly along the hillside passing through small settlements of Aga, Lokwa. After Lokwa it's a downhill to camp at a small place Eklaibhati near Shiar khola with great views looking over the valley towards Pangsing. An hour walk after Eklai-Bhatti, we cross to the east side of the river. The path follows up and down in some section the trail is cut into the sheer cliff walls, after this dramatic portion the track finally improves as the walk leads to Deng village for the overnight.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 08.    Deng- Ghap [Altitude 2165 m) 
Trek from Deng- Ghap – about 4 hrs trek
From Deng the houses and terrains completely changes into more Tibetan like from here onwards. The people here are of Tibetan origin along with their ancient culture. Villagers of this areas cultivates buck wheat, wheat, barley and potatoes as staple crops, beside this since trekking became popular around this area, spinach, carrots and cabbages are also grown. Our route crosses the river before scrambling steeply up onto a spectacular trail high above the river. We pass through some small settlements as we ascend the impressive valley. We will see Mani stones (prayer stones) carved into wayside rocks, a sign that we are now in a Buddhist area. Dropping down once more to the river there is a short climb to Ghap (2165m).
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 09.    Ghap- Lho [Altitude 3180 m) 
Trek from Ghap- Lho - About 5 hrs trek
Today as we gain height we walk through alpine forests, home to white-faced monkeys. From Ghap we have a long climb to Namrung, a large village with a tea shop. From here the valley becomes wider and there is extensive farmland all around where we may see the occasional look-out platform, built to ward off bears. Climbing steadily now, we pass the Tibetan village of Sho and just above the village we get our first view of Manaslu ahead. A little walk further on we come to our camp in Lho (3180m) where the Tibetan influence is strong. There are Mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and a large monastery.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 10.    Lho- Samagaon [Altitude 3530 m) 
Trek from Lho- Samagaon–About 5 hrs trek
A short day as we continue up the valley. The trail climbs out of Lho and follows the valley with great views of Peak 29 ahead. As we pass through huge mountains surround us, Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, other snow summits to the right, at the far end of the valley we have just come from stands Ganesh Himal. From a large chorten we look down into a little dip where two rows of houses form the main part of Sama. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 11.    At Samagaon
Side trip to Pungyen Gompa (3 hrs in a total) 
Samagaon -Pungyen Gompa -Samagaon 
Today we spend the day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. Ponder at the thousands of Mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures. Meet the village women in Samagaon who wear a nice silver spoon as jewelry. On a little hill near Samagaon is an old Gompa. It is worthwhile to take a side trip to Pungyen Gompa, a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese came back a year they met so much resistance that they had to give up their attempt. They finally submitted the mountain in 1959.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 12.    Samagaon- Samdo [Altitude 3860 m]
Trek from Samagaon- Samdo (About 4 hrs trek)
The trail crosses grassy grazing areas and climbs gradually up the valley. We have fantastic views of the mountains with Manaslu looking particularly impressive. We finally reach Samdo (3860m), the last permanent settlement in the valley. This remote village is only a day's walk from the Tibetan border. There will be time in theafternoon to look round the village and explore the surrounding hills.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 13.    Samdo- Dharamsala [Altitude 4460 m]
Trek from Samdo- Dharamsala (About 4-5 hrs trek)
We continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Buri Gandaki and begin walking upward. Cross two streams and witness the Larkya Glacier. Go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again and come to the stone guest house (4450 m) which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmasala, also known as Larkya Phedi. We came here today and have a rest to prepare for tomorrows crossing of the famous and most awaited Larkya Pass. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 14.    Dharamsala-Lartka La [Altitude 5215 m]-Bimthang [3720 m ]
Trek from Dharamsala-Lartka La – Bimthang (About 9 hrs trek)
After a short climb, we reach the ablation valley on the North side of the Larkya Glaciers. There are views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. Savor the spectacular views from the top of the pass. It is a longer day then usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in and Manaslu; it's an experience not to be missed.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 15.    Bimthang-Gho [Altitude 2650 m]
Trek from Bimthang-Gho (About 4-5 hrs trek)
Cross the high pasture, descend the valley of the Burdin Khola. From a ridge at 4150 meters, you have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. From here we cross a slide, then go across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 16.    Gho-Dharapani [Altitude 1920 m]
Trek from Gho-Dharapani (About 3-4 hrs trek)
Continue through the fields, over a clear stream, passing through the houses and fields interspersed with rhododendron and oak forests. Staying on the north bank we trek into Tilje. Climb over a small ridge to the stone - paved village and wind among the closely spaced houses of this large Village. Leaving the village, cross the Dudh Khola and trek along the river embankment. Cross a wooden bridge back to the northern side of the Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch and past a Mani wall to Thonje. At the village of Thonje, we go through a police checkpoint, and then continue to Dharapani.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 17.    Dharapani-Syange [Altitude 1080 m]
Trek from Dharapani-Syange -About 7 hrs trek
The remainder of our trek follows trails used on the first few days of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. We descend to the Marsyandi River and cross the suspension bridge. Climb up and away from the river and hike through a broad, flat valley to the village of Tal (1,675m), situated at the foot of a large waterfall. The trail continues on to Chyamje, recrossing the river once again. It then descends through forests of rhododendron and pine to Syange.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 18.    Syange- Besi Sahar [Altitude 800 m)
Trek from Syange- Besi Sahar -About 7 hrs trek
The Marsyangdi valley opens and on its banks terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides are the age-old work of the Nepalese farmers. We cross several interesting villages as Bhulbhule, Khudi. Then we walk on a flat part alongside the left bank of the Marsyandi. A last walk up for reaching Besi Sahar, a dusty and busy place which marks the end of our trek and the beginning of the civilization.
Overnight at the hotel 
Day 19.    Besi Sahar -Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu [7-8 hrs]
About 8 hrs scenic drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages on both sides of road. In Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel, the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping. In the evening, we host a Nepali dinner with a local cultural show to celebrate our successful completion of Around Manaslu Trek. 
Overnight at the hotel
Day 20.    Depart from Kathmandu
Today is your last day in the highest country on earth
Free time until departure
Transfer to the international airport for final departure (Or stay longer for short tours - ask us)
We hope you had a magical experience in the Himalayas and we hope to see you again soon.

 

PRICE: in US$ [subject to availability at the time of confirmation]

20 DAYS-MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK
Package Categories Group size SRS
2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 13 14 to 19 above 20
Luxury 1,670 1,635 1,485 1,400 1,370 195
Comfort 1,565 1,530 1,375 1,295 1,265 115
Standard  1,540 1,505 1,355 1,275 1,240 100
Budget 1,500 1,465 1,310 1,230 1,200 50

Notes: 
•    The above rates are net inclusive all taxes & per person on twin/double sharing basis. 
•    SRS: Single room supplement 
•    The timing of sightseeing points shall be fixing by local operator due to traffic & weather conditions 
•    Non-refundable for any cancellation that made by clients after tour start  
•    Following language guide are available on the supplementary charge: "Spanish, Germany, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese & Korean etc as per your requirement"
•    The above rates are valid till 30th September, 2015

PRICE INCLUDES:
    All tours & transfer as per the given itinerary by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle 
    All sightseeing tours with an English speaking local guide as per itinerary
    All applicable monument entrance fees
    TIMS Card & permit fees
    Trekking guide & porter 
    Free Trekking Kit Bag
    All activities which are mention in above itinerary 
    Daily buffet breakfast in Kathmandu 
    Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trekking time 
    All accommodation in the mention hotel 

Category Hotel Details
Luxury 3 Nights Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu
16 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Comfort 3 Nights Hotel Royal Singi or similar in Kathmandu
16 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Standard  3 Nights Hotel Manang or similar in Kathmandu
16 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Budget 3 Nights Hotel Pilgrims or similar in Kathmandu
16 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking

PRICE EXCLUDES:
    Nepal Visa fees  
    Meals in Kathmandu [Lunch & dinner: US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
    Air-conditional vehicle for budget package
    Necessary trekking equipment and things as per check list 
    Tips for driver, guide &  porter 
    Airfare 
    Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc 
    Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
    Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
    Camera Fees at certain entrances
    Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control

EQUIPMENT CHECK LIST FOR MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Please use this list as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be done according to your needs, interests, duration of your trip, season of your trip, etc.
ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING
Please note that many Nepalis are still traditional in the way they dress. You should therefore dress conservatively. Tight, revealing clothing is not advised and T- shirts are preferable to sleeveless tops. Long shorts are acceptable. Trousers or a skirt are preferable for women.
    4 seasons’ sleeping bag (with liner)
    Sleeping mat/thermarest
    3/4 seasons jacket
    Waterproof walking boots (worn in)
    Waterproof jacket and trousers
    Gaiters
    Water purification tablets
    Trainers/sandals for the evening
    Trekking poles
    Warm hat and scarf
    Warm gloves
    Several pairs of walking socks
    Tracksuit or thermals
    Warm mid layer (fleece)
    Light -mid weight trousers (warmer for winter)
    Shorts or skirt for women
    Shirts or t-shirts
    Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip salve with sun protection
    Daypack (minimum25 - 30 liters)
    Towel
    Head torch
    Water Bottle (minimum 1 litre)
    Iodine (for purifying water)
    Trekking pole(s)
    Hand washing gel
    Plastic bags (bin liners) to line daypack and for packing clothing in
    Kitbag
    Biodegradable soap/shampoo
    Toilet paper
    Small personal first aid kit
    Swimsuit (for the hot springs)
There are a lot of equipment/hiring shops in Kathmandu where you can buy much of the above clothing. The quality does vary and cannot be guaranteed. You should choose carefully. Luggage not required on trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu. Because you will be trekking through 2 national parks you will need a total of 5 passport photographs.
OPTIONAL ITEMS:
The Larkya La can sometimes be covered in snow and the descent is steep. You should bring trekking poles for this day. If you are not comfortable walking on snow you might want to bring a pair of instep crampons, micro spikes/yaktrax/spikeys or similar to put on the soles of your boots. Your leader will carry an ice axe and rope for safety. All luggage for the trek should be packed in a soft kitbag or duffel bag.
LUGGAGE WHILE TREKKING
During the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porter. Please keep your luggage as light as possible around 12-15 kgs. You simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket etc. You can leave your valuable items at your hotel while trekking. Many hotels have a locker system and provide a deposit slip for the valuables kept under the hotel's safekeeping.
HEALTH & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Our 20 days Manaslu Circuit Trek is regarded as strenuous trek and suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 6-8 hours a day with a light day pack. Some days, you might even need to walk little more hours too. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes. However, if you are in excellent health with good physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish the Manaslu Circuit trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital that you consult with your doctor before you decide and set up for this Trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.
MEALS & DRINKING WATER
On this trek we provide standard breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water (extra cost to be paid) and treat with water purification pills.

TREKKING CREW
On tea house trek you will be accompanied by a team of local crew whose aim is to make the trek as comfortable and enjoyable as much possible. The crew consists of a trek guide/leader and a team of porters to carry all your gear. On average, there will be a ratio of one porter to every two trekkers.
The most important thing that makes your Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek guide and the crew members with ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by experienced trek guide. All of our trekking guides/leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude.

PERSONAL EXPENSES
On this trek breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided during your trek. You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (a few smaller shops are available along the trail in some areas) tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places).

TYPICAL DAY ON TREK
Each morning after packing our bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

MEETING AND GREETING IN KATHMANDU
You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a 'meeting and greeting' service at the Kathmandu Airport. You just pass through the Customs and come out of the Arrival Terminal Hall after collecting your baggage where you will see our representative /guide standing with a placard that states Destination Nepal Tours and Travels' with your own name.

CLIMATE & BEST TIME TO GO
Autumn (mid Sept to November) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

ITINERARY CHANGES
Depending on the prevailing situation, itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your trek guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original.

RESCUE/EVACUATIONS
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu.

INSURANCE
It is recommended of joining any of Destination Nepal Tours & Travels trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange insurance. Please note that your insurance should be covered 5600m

NEPAL VISA 
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph. So, please download form from the link below (visa form) and get ready while you are passing through the immigration Point. Only People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. For more and updated information: Click here

VISA FEES
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Tourist Visa Extension
* Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day
* Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).

Information for Indian Citizens: 
Visa is not require for an Indian citizens For updated information: Click here
To allow Indian citizens to make travel on the basis of the following document:
a.    Passport, or
b.    Driving license with photograph, or
c.    Identity card with photograph issued by a governmental body, or
d.    Ration card with photograph, or
e.    Voter identity card with photograph, or
f.    Registration certificate issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen staying in Nepal, or
g.    Ad hoc/temporary identity card issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen in the event of exigency, or
h.    Document with photograph and setting out identity, issued by the sub-divisional magistrate or authority there above. 
i.    Once again, welcome to Nepal, we wish you a memorable holiday in this country, thank you.

Note: Please note that visa fees and rules are subject to change. 

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
The beautiful environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. At Destination Nepal Tours & Travels, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize the detrimental impact on the environment as much as possible.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Destination Nepal Tours & Travels works with the motto 'Development through Tourism'. Keeping in line with this motto, DNTT encourages its clients who besides trekking and climbing the Himalayas are also interested in contributing for the development of Nepal.

CARE FOR PORTERS AND STAFFS
We ensure that all porters and all other staff climbing in high altitude conditions are provided with adequate clothing and equipment. We ensure that the porters we hire are insured. We run the trek according to the guidelines of the International Porter Protection group (IPPG- www.ippg.net).

PRE-TRIP MEETING
On the second day of the itinerary, we host a Pre-Trip short Meeting at the hotel by your trek guide, the primary purpose of the meeting is to provide brief information on your trek and equipments hiring if needed.
Please bring the following thing on the meeting-
    Passport
    5 copies of Passport size photos each.
    Travel Insurance Policy.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs, including advice re: the legality of and local attitudes towards same-sex relationships.

TIPS
Tipping is the accepted way of saying 'thank you' for good service. Tips do not form part of the wages of your guides, porters and trek crew but they are very much appreciated. It is important to remember that tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. Normally the tips are given at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Your booking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of 40% of total trip cost & the balance 60% of total trip cost after on arrival in Kathmandu. 

CANCELATION 
In case of cancellation by the Traveller, the Agency has the right to charge a percentage cancellation fee according to the following scale:
•    Up to 30 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 20% 
•    15-29 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 30% 
•    7-14 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 60% 
•    6 or less days until the “Trip Start Day” and in the event of non-appearance a fees of 90% 

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