Asiana Treks

Ghorepani Dhampus Circuit Trekking

Best Price
Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
3210 m / 10531 ft
Group size
1 +
Level
EASY
Transportation
TouristBus/Car/ Van
Best Season
All season
Accomodation
Hotel/teahouse
Meals
B/B in Kathmandu and pokhara B/L/D in Trekking
Starts at/ Ends at
kathmandu / kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara- Nayapul- Tikhedhunga- Ghorepani Poon hil- Ghandruk- Landruk- Dhampus and back to Kathmandu via Pokhara

Highlights

    • Discover world heritage listed in UNESCO sites in Kathmandu.
    • Beautiful view of the Himalayas from Poon hill, Tadapani Ghandruk.
    • Learn about the customs and culture of the Gurung and Magar haspitality.
    • Breathtaking views of the dawn and sunset from Poon hill.
    • Several quite tiny human settlements, including Hile, Tikhedhunga, Birethati, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk.
    • With in short time reach a close view of the Annapurna and Dhauligiri Himalaya vista.

Overview

Overview

Ghorepani- Dhampus Circuit Trekking in Nepal's lower regions of the Himalayas has an overwhelming charm for an adventure holiday. The Annapurna range in the Himalayas is a powerful and spectacular place on Earth that throws a mystical power around that boosts positive vibrations.

Ghorepani-Dhambus Circuit Trekking is a famous old trekking with a seven-day route and a pathway to Ghandruk. This route secured amazing natural hot springs, the scenic beauty of the Modi River valley, and beautiful clustered Gurung villages in Landruk, Tolka Pothana, and Dhampus. This trekking offers a phenomenal low-altitude Himalayan experience with a panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the central Himalayas. Walking up and down the well-paved and traced mountain trails brings some of Earth's most spectacular views and incredible things.

After spending some amazing time in historical Kathmandu, the trek goes to incredible nature to the foothills of Annapurna. Seven days of trekking in the beautiful mountains through the cultural villages and Himalayan vegetation is a superb opportunity to soak in the mountain atmosphere and joy.

One of the thrilling trekking routes that are well-liked by travelers seeking short hikes with plenty of lovely vistas and adventure opportunities is the Epic- Ghorepani- Dhampus Circuit Trekking.

Ghorepani-Dhampus circuit trek itinerary


Asiana Treks and Tours has the perfect Ghorepani-Dhampus circuit trek itinerary. Travelers who desire to explore Nepal with moderate physical fitness. You'll discover the best places for breathtaking views from the city to the countryside and experience an unforgettable lifetime journey.


Ghorepani-Dhampus Circuit Trekking Distance:


The Ghorepani-Dhampus circuit te spans approximately 110 kilometres, or 68 miles, depending on the chosen itinerary.

Many trekkers opt for the route via Ghorepani Poon Hill, which offers a relaxed pace conducive to acclimatization. This route typically spans 10 to 12 days. Extending the itinerary by two days allows for a return trek to Pokhara through picturesque villages like Landruk, Tolka, Pothana, and Dhampus, and concluding at Phedi.

Our package tour ensures reliability in terms of cost, itinerary, and overall experience. For Nepali citizens, the Annapurna Base Camp trek typically ranges from US$500 to 1000, with variations depending on group size, service level, guide and porter services, transportation preferences, and accommodation choices in Kathmandu or Pokhara. This cost estimation is subject to the types of trekking gear and accommodation preferences.


Ghorepani-Dhampus Trekking route:


The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route showcases awe-inspiring natural beauty. Starting in lush valleys with terraced fields and traditional villages, the journey unfolds amidst the Himalayan foothills. Rhododendron forests bloom in spring, accompanied by cascading waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Traversing wildflower meadows and crossing suspension bridges over mountain streams, the landscape evolves as you ascend. Approaching Annapurna Base Camp, rugged terrain and glacial moraines dominate, leading to panoramic views of towering peaks like Annapurna I and Machhapuchhre. The trek promises unforgettable moments, whether you're a seasoned trekker or novice adventurer, offering an unparalleled journey through Earth's most breathtaking landscapes.


Annapurna Base Camp trekking price:


 Our package tour ensures reliability in terms of cost, itinerary, and overall experience. For Nepali citizens, the Annapurna Base Camp trek typically ranges from US$ 500 to 1000, and for foreigners, US$ 715 to 1385, variations depending on group size, service level, guide and porter services, transportation preferences, and accommodation category in Kathmandu or Pokhara. This cost estimation is subject to the types of trekking gear and accommodation preferences. However, we could end the trek via Landruk and Dhampus if you avoid Kathmandu sightseeing and Pokhara exploration.


Ghorepani trekking Height:


Ghorepani-Dhampus trek starts from the lively and metropolitan city Kathmandu which is situated at an altitude of 1,337 meters. From Kathmandu, you are headed towards the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara situated at 827 meters above sea level. During the trek, you are going to ascend towards popular viewpoints Landruk, Ghandruk, and Ghorepani. The maximum altitude you will reach is 2,875 meters above the sea level. From Ghorepani, you descend towards Tikhedhunga, and further, you trek towards Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. At last, you take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, where the trek ends.


Major villages of Ghorepani-Dhampus circuit Trekking:


The major Magar and Gurung ethnic villages along the Ghorepani-Dhampus Trekking route are Dhampus, Tolkha, Landruk, Chomrong, Ghandruk, Tadapani, Ghorepani, Tikhedhunga, Hile, Sudame, Bire Thati and Nayapul. The return route follows the same path back to Chhomrong, passing through Hotspring, Mataque, Sewai, Berithati, and Nayapul and finally driving back to Pokhara. These villages are significant landmarks and offer scenic beauty and accommodation options along the Trekking route.


Best Viewpoints Ghorepani-Dhampus Circuit Trekking:


These viewpoints provide unforgettable experiences, highlighting the beauty of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers breathtaking viewpoints, showcasing stunning panoramas of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Here are the critical views along the route:


    Near Naudanda and Kande: On the way to Nayapul, enjoy magnificent views of the mountains and rice terraces.


    Ulleri to Banthati: Experience impressive mountain vistas during the second day of trekking.


    Poon Hill: Witness the iconic sunrise at an altitude of 3,210 meters, with panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.


    Deurali: Enjoy similar breathtaking views to Poon Hill on the opposite side during the third day of trekking.


    Tadapani: Tadapani is a tranquil and peaceful place. Surrounded by Rhododendron and ever-green forest, it is the best location for overlooking the best view. In the Breezi morning, you have the best sunrise view of the stunning "Fish Tail" peak (Machhapuchhre) and Annapurna South and Himchuli right in front of you. 


    Ghandruk: Ghandruk is the big and significant village of the Gurung people. It's located in front of the Annapurna, Himchuli, and Fishtail mountains. From here, you can see the glacier of Annapurna South. The village deserves a breathtaking view near Modi Khola,  Annapurna, Himchuli, and Fishtail Mountains from the Annapurna conservation head office.


    Dhampus: Dhampus has a beautiful view of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre and many other Himal, as well as magnificent views of the wide range of the valley and rice terraces.



    Biodiversity of Ghorepani-Dhampus trekking: 


    The Ghorepani-Dhampus trekking trail is a biodiversity hotspot, perfect for nature lovers. Lush forests in the lower regions house various bird species, including rhododendrons and bamboo. Alpine meadows greet you higher up with vibrant wildflowers. Look out for elusive wildlife like Himalayan thars and snow leopards, while diverse birdlife, including the Himalayan Monal, adds to the experience. This trek offers a captivating glimpse into the Himalayan ecosystems, promising an unforgettable journey through nature's diversity.


    Festivals and cultures in Ghorepani-Dhampus Circuit Trekking:

     

    You'll immerse yourself in vibrant festivals and cultural traditions along the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route. The region, predominantly inhabited by ethnic groups like the Gurungs and Magars, celebrates various festivals. 

    Dashain, typically in September or October, is a significant Hindu festival symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. Villages burst with colorful decorations, music, and dances as families gather for blessings and feasts.

    Tihar, known as the Festival of Lights, falls in October or November. This five-day celebration honors animals and the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. Oil lamps light up homes, and rituals bring prosperity and fortune.

    These festivals offer a unique and lifetime experience, as well as Nepalese culture with the majestic beauty of the Himalayas.


    Advantage book with Asiana Treks and tours:


    • Private transport for airport transfers to/from your hotel.
    • Trip briefing on Facebook and online if you love to connect.
    • Last minute booking at your hotel at a suitable time after your arrival.
    • Easy booking and reservation system.
    • Multi-channel communication via Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, Skyp  24/7 phone communication at +977-9851076270
    • Free excess luggage storage during the trek
    • Pulse oximeters for monitoring blood oxygen saturation at high altitudes to detect altitude sickness early
    • Medical kits along the trek and hot airbags are available in winter
    • Arrange sleeping bags, duffel bags, down jackets, and walking pools if you don't have your own.


    Trek Booking:


    Asiana Treks and Tours is the best and most trusted trek and tour company operator authorized by the Nepal government. We require a 10% advance payment to book your trip, and you'll need to send us a copy of your passport, photos, travel insurance, and flight details as soon as you book a tour with us. You can use bank transfer, or any other way like Western Union, or online via our website, which is easy. The remaining trip cost can be paid upon arrival in Nepal. We offer last-minute bookings, but changes may occur due to circumstances like bad weather. 



    Transportation for Ghorepani-Dhampus trekking:


    We pride ourselves on our flexible transportation options, which include planes, helicopters, tourist buses, coasters, vans, jeeps, and cars. These are tailored to our Clints' specific needs, preferences, itineraries, and agreements, ensuring a comfortable and personalized travel experience. However, we provide Tourist buses to and from Pokhara, Private transportation from Nayapul to and from Sewai and Kathmandu sightseeing private vehicle as per the group, and optional fly to and from Pokhara at extra cost.


    Trekking Start: 


    Your Ghorepani-Dhampus circuit trek begins with a warm welcome in Kathmandu. Our dedicated team will be there to greet you as soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. We'll then escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free start to your adventure, and setting the tone for a memorable journey.

    If you miss the regular trip briefing, don't worry. We'll provide it at a convenient time before departure, Pokhara, either before a World Heritage tour the following morning or the next day; we'll then proceed to Pokhara by tourist bus, departing around 7 a.m. from Sorakhutte, Kathmandu.

    The package includes transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara, offering a comfortable and scenic journey. However, if you prefer a quicker option, you can also take a 25-minute domestic flight to Pokhara or use a private vehicle for an additional cost, allowing you to choose what suits you best.


    Currency Exchange:


    The Nepalese rupee is Nepali currency, and 1 USD is approximately 130 NPR. Only NPR is accepted in Nepal, so it's best to bring cash to facilitate transactions. Banks and ATMs in Kathmandu provide currency exchange services but note that most banks prefer new, crisp notess



    Guide and Porter Arrangement:


    Our company, Asiana Treks and Tours, focuses on responsible tourism in Nepal. We make sure our guides and porters are well-trained in Trekking and mountaineering. They know a lot about the areas we go to, including geography, history, customs, and culture. We train them regularly in safety, first aid, and environmental conservation. We follow guidelines to treat our porters fairly, providing them with good pay, accommodation, and meals during treks. Our guides and porters are essential team members, and we appreciate their hard work. When you trek with us, you support ethical tourism in Nepal, making your trip meaningful and memorable.

    Asiana Treks and Tours prioritizes your safety and enjoyment. Our knowledgeable guides, reliable equipment, and safety measures ensure a great trekking experience in Nepal.



    Porter, Luggage, and extra Luggage storage: 


      We cover the cost of porters for your luggage, but the maximum weight limit is 12 kg per person. Each porter carries luggage for two trekkers; please share a duffle bag with another. Our porters will carry up to 25 kg each. If you need a porter for yourself, we can arrange that. We also recommend carrying a small backpack for your valuables and important documents. You can leave extra luggage at our office for free and at a hotel in Pokhara, Namche, etc.


      Accommodation:


      Accommodation during the Ghorepani-Dhampus  Trek varies. Along the trekking route, you'll stay in guest houses, commonly known as teahouses. These basic lodges offer rooms, dining areas, and toilets. The quality of guest houses varies but remains affordable and convenient for trekkers. Rooms typically have twin or bunk beds and shared bathrooms, and blankets and pillows are provided. Our company can offer a sleeping bag if you don't have one. You'll spend nine nights in lodges along the trekking route, two nights in a hotel in Pokhara, and three nights in a hotel in Kathmandu. Some places and lodges have attached bathrooms, while others offer simple yet clean rooms with shared facilities. We can arrange a solo trekking service if you're traveling solo, but availability may be limited during peak season in some places. In Kathmandu or Pokhara, your hotel room will have excellent amenities, including TV, 24/7 hot water, electricity, and laundry service.


      Meals during the trip:


      Eating well is essential since the Ghorapani-Dhampus circuit Trek takes you through the high Himalayas. You'll have plenty of nutritious meals in the trekking regions, although the options won't be as varied as in the cities. You'll get fourteen breakfasts, eleven lunches, and ten dinners during the Trek. The menu includes local, Asian, and Western dishes, but it gets more straightforward as you climb higher. Try popular Nepali foods like lentils, rice, curry, dumplings, noodles, Spagaties, and many more. We highly recommend eating fresh vegetables and drinking liquids like green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup, especially at high altitudes. While non-vegetarian options are available during the Trek, we suggest avoiding them for hygiene reasons. It's also best to steer clear of dairy, cheese, alcohol, caffeine, and hot chocolate. Personal expenses like alcoholic drinks and extra beverages at lodges or cafes aren't included in the package. 


      Drinking water:


      Nepal is the second country in the world regarding water sources after Brazil. According to the Nepal government, only 27% of people here have clean drinking water. You can buy mineral water in teahouses, but it is expensive; people prefer plastic bottles in some trekking areas. So, there are some safe drinking water stations where you can refill your bottle. However, we recommend carrying Steripen, iodine drops, water purification tablets for safe drinking, and refillable water bottles for boiled or filtered water. We strongly advise not to drink from taps, wells, and rivers in trekking areas. However, in all the city areas, Mineral water is available at a reasonable cost everywhere.


      Extra Personal Expenses:


      While most expenses during the Trek are covered, you'll need to spend money on accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara, souvenirs, and additional beverages. We estimate about USD 10-20 per trekking day for miscellaneous expenses.


      Toilet Facilities in Ghorepani-Dhampus Circuit Trekking:


      Most teahouses have Western-style flush toilets during mountain treks, especially at lower elevations. But as you go higher, find simple squat toilets along the trails and teahouses at higher altitudes. These toilets usually have water or toilet paper, but it's a good idea to bring your toilet paper just in case. You can also use restrooms at nearby teahouses or find a private spot along the trekking routes.



      Internet Connectivity:


      While trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal, connecting with your family and friends is also a good idea. You can find internet access at teahouses and lodges, but it might be extra minimal cost. The signal might be weak because of the remote location. You can also get internet access using a local SIM card and data packages available at Kathmandu airport or nearby shops in Thamel and Pokhara. You'll have a passport-sized photo and a copy of your passport to get a SIM card. It's a good idea to compare prices and data packages from telecom companies like Ncell and Nepal Telecom before buying. Knowing about teahouse connectivity. Our guide will suggest connections for you. 


      Electricity voltage and plugs:


      However, 95 % of Nepali people have access to electricity as of May 29, 2023. almost popular trekking routes, teahouses, and lodges have electricity. However, some isolated and solo trekking tea houses in the jungle don't have electricity; Most of these tea houses let travelers charge their devices for a small fee. The average electrical voltage in Nepal is 230 volts, with plug types like Type C, Type D, and Type M. Travellers should bring a suitable adapter and, if needed, a voltage converter for their electronic devices.


      Communication:


      The guest houses in the trekking regions have internet access. You could buy a SIM card at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, the signal may need to be more assertive at high altitudes. Our office keeps in touch with all trekking teams via the trek guide at least once daily to ensure everything goes as planned.


      Trip Extension:


      Suppose you have extra days in Nepal after the Trek. In that case, we can arrange a tour, overnight stay at Nagarkot Balthali or any other place around Kathmandu and Chitwan, jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, or other treks. Do not hesitate to Inform us. We will create the best for you.


      Trek Difficulty:


      The Ghorepani-Dhampus circuit trek presents a moderate and challenging yet enriching adventure. Your enjoyment of the trip will largely depend on your level of fitness. We recommend building stamina at least two weeks before the trek. Activities include jogging, running, swimming, or taking long hikes for the journey ahead.

      Completing this trek is achievable even if you're a beginner, although you must maintain a reasonable fitness level. Prior trekking experience can be advantageous, though it is optional. All you need is the readiness to hike steadily for 4-8 hours, navigating tricky terrain.

      Suppose trekkers have pre-existing medical conditions, such as lung or heart diseases. In that case, they are advised to consult their physician before booking the trek to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the journey.



      Trip Safety:


      We highly give top priority. We provide experienced guides with first aid kits and necessary safety gear to ensure a safe hand. Our team monitors weather and trail conditions and takes precautions to avoid risks. Before starting the trek, we discuss the trip to provide a clear understanding and ensure a reliable experience.



      Group & Private Treks:


      We organize many group and private treks simultaneously, with discounts available for larger groups. Every group will have a trekking guide and porters; an assistant guide may be provided for larger groups. Our team ensures a safe and enjoyable trekking experience for all participants.


      About solo traveler:


      If you're a solo traveler, please contact us to confirm departure dates before booking. You can tell us via call, WhatsApp, or email. We have listed upcoming departure dates for your convenience. Feel free to share the trip details with friends and family.


      Notes: Please be aware that the itinerary may change due to weather or other factors, and we'll adjust it accordingly for the group's safety and enjoyment. We look forward to guiding you through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region and ensuring a memorable trekking experience.



      Responsible Travel:


      We prioritize responsible travel to minimize environmental impact and support local communities. We collaborate with organizations like the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to promote eco-friendly practices in trekking regions.


      Graduate:


      Graduate or tipping is appreciated in Nepali culture and reflects the quality of service provided. You decide how much to tip, but we recommend tipping as a group at the end of the trip.


      End of Trek:


      On the eleventh day, you'll take a bus from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, which takes about seven hours. Alternatively, you can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu for an extra fee. In the evening, we'll host a farewell dinner in Kathmandu.


      Departure:


      On the day of your departure flight, we'll come to pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you enjoyed the Nepal trek and will consider returning for more adventures in Nepal.


      Feedback:


      After you complete the Ghorepani-Dhampus circuit Trek, we'll organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu and present you with a trekking achievement certificate. After the dinner, you can provide feedback about the Trek on travel portals.


      Last-Minute Booking:


      If you can't book in advance, we offer last-minute bookings. Full payment is required 24 hours before departure. While we do our best to accommodate last-minute bookings, delays may occur due to unforeseen.



      Special Note:  Please remember that sometimes unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or unavailable lodging, may cause the schedule to be altered. Your trip guide will design a fresh schedule based on the group's interests in such circumstances. 


      Important Note

      Best time to travel to Nepal :


      Nepal, a land of breathtaking diversity, boasts towering mountain ranges, lush forests, and a vibrant cultural heritage. The best time to embark on your journey to Nepal is a decision that should be guided by your preferences and the type of excursions or events you wish to partake in. Nepal, with its four distinct seasons, each offering unique charms and challenges, is a destination that promises to leave you in awe.

      Autumn Season: September to November is Nepal's best time for trekking and outdoor activities. Clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and festivals like Dashain Tihar and Chhat make this period ideal for experiencing Nepali culture.


      Winter Season: Cold temperatures start in late November or early December, but clear skies suit budget travelers. Lower-elevation treks and skiing/snowboarding in ski resorts are popular activities.


      Spring SeasonFrom late February to May, warmer temperatures make it perfect for trekking. Rhododendrons bloom, adding to the scenic beauty. Celebrations like Holi and Buddha Jayanti occur during this time.

      Summer Season: Monsoon rains from June to August make trekking challenging, but it's a great time to experience lush greenery and agriculture. Ideal for peace seekers and cultural tours of cities accessible by road.


      Flight and weather conditions:


      Flights depend on weather conditions and are often postponed or canceled due to low visibility and weather conditions. The airport's location makes it one of the world's most dangerous, with a short runway on a steep slope that makes it challenging for pilots. Lukla Airport has a short runway on a steep slope, making it challenging for pilots due to the rugged terrain. Unpredictable weather can lead to flight delays or cancellations, adding a touch of adventure to your plans. Please prepare for the plan; we strongly recommend allocating an additional three days in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This will help avoid long-day waits in Ramechhap. However, Lukla flights depart from Ramechhap/Manthali during peak seasons in March, April, May, October, and November. Ramechhap/Manthali is approximately a 4-to 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. Conversely, flights operate from Kathmandu during non-peak seasons, such as January, February, June, July, August, September, and December. Flights from Kathmandu take about 35 minutes, while flights from Ramechhap take 15-20 minutes. 

      Alternatives like helicopter flights or ground transportation exist if your flight is canceled for over two days. We advise you to fly to Phaplu and start your trek from Phaplu or opt for a 4WD drive to Salleri and start your trekking or Annapurna Basecamp Trekking and begin your journey. This will help avoid long-day waits in Ramechhap. However, these options might extend your itinerary. We recommend booking your flights in advance, especially during peak seasons, to avoid such situations. This ensures you have a seat reserved and reduces the risk of last-minute changes to your itinerary.

       


      Entry and exit requirements at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal:



      Upon arrival at the entry point, all baggage undergoes declaration and clearance through customs. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without access to goods may proceed through the Green Channel for swift clearance without luggage checks.



      Before departing Nepal, it is crucial to possess a valid visa and passport. If your Visa has expired, you must extend it before being permitted to leave. Please note that the Immigration office at Tribhuvan International Airport is not authorized and allowed to extend visas.


      Entry permit and requirements (About Visa) 


      On-Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points in Nepal:

      15 Days – 30 USD

      30 Days – 50 USD

      90 Days – 125 USD 


      To visit Nepal, you need a valid passport and a visa. You can quickly get an arrival visa at entry points or Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. However, some people need a permit before they come, so it's good to check with the nearest Nepalese embassy.

      Some nationalities that don't get visas from immigration entry points in Nepal are Nigeria, Iraq, Ghana, Afghanistan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Palestine, and Ethiopia.


      There are three types of visas, as in the table below:

       

      Depending on how long you want to stay. You can pay in US $ dollars or other significant currencies, sometimes even Nepalese rupees.

      If you're coming for business, you can get a suitable visa for up to 5 years. The fee depends on how much money you're investing. If you invest less than 10 million Nepalese rupees, it's $35 per month, $400 per year, or $1000 for five years. If you invest more, the fees are lower; if you invest more than 100 million Nepalese rupees, you don't have to pay any fees.

      People from SAARC countries get a free 30-day visa. Indians don't need a visa, but they must show ID, like a passport or citizenship card. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months. And it's a good idea to have travel insurance which covers medical treatment and emergency evacuation.Some places in Nepal require a separate permit to visit. 


      TIMS and Permit:


      When you planning to go to the Everest Base Camp Trek, you need three different permits to enter Everest: the Khumbu Pasang Lamu Rural Municipality Permit, the Sagarmatha National Park Permit, and the TIMS card.

      Khumbu Pasanglamu Rural municipality permit is necessary to enter the Khumbu region. It can obtained in Lukla or Monjo. For foreigners, it costs NPR 2000 (USD 17) per person for the first four weeks and NPR 2500 (USD 25) afterward. Remember, you can't get this permit in Kathmandu.

      TIMS Card The TIMS card is essential for guides, porters, and clients in emergencies. It costs USD 20 and is issued by TAAN Nepal via a registered Trekking company.

      Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, 3300Rs Per person, Rs 26 US$ in equivalent.


      Travel Insurance:


      Asiana Treks and Tours strongly advises our valuable clients to have travel insurance that protects adventurous activities at high altitudes above 6,000 m. This comprehensive coverage, which includes accidents and emergency help, will provide you with the peace of mind you need during your high-altitude adventure.

      However, you can get this insurance online from different companies. Here are some popular choices for people who are trekking to Everest Base Camp.

      USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross

      Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia

      Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad Explore plan level 3.

      Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe.

      India: ICICI Lombard

      But make sure the policy covers trekking up to 5985,000 m altitude. These are just suggestions, so the policies and what they cover might vary. It's best to contact these insurers directly to ask about what they offer before you buy anything.


      Altitude Sickness and Acclimatisation:


      Altitude sickness is common among hikers in Nepal's Himalayan Region. It happens when the body doesn't get enough oxygen at higher elevations, causing headaches and dizziness. Acclimatization is essential to prevent this. It means gradually getting used to higher altitudes by resting, drinking fluids, and ascending slowly. Spending an extra day at lower elevations before going higher is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Hydration is the main issue during trekking to prevent dehydration, which can worsen altitude sickness. Drinking plenty of water, tea, and soup can help. Trekkers can also take medicines like acetazolamide or dexamethasone to relieve symptoms, but it's best to consult a doctor first. Proper acclimatization techniques, like "climb high, sleep low," and staying hydrated, can reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Booking with an experienced guide can ensure you get the right advice and help during your trek.



      Fitness and Training:


      Trekking and climbing in Nepal's high-altitude Himalayas demand a certain level of physical fitness and training for a safe and enjoyable journey. Trekking often involves walking long distances, sometimes for several hours a day, over various terrains and at high altitudes. To prepare your body and build endurance, it's advisable to start engaging in fitness activities a few months before your trip, including cardio, strength, and endurance training.

      With the right physical fitness, training, and preparation, your journey to Nepal can be both safe and successful. We understand the risks and challenges that come with trekking in the high-terrain Himalayas, and we have taken necessary safety measures to ensure your trip is fun and secure. Your safety is our top priority, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.


      Packing Checklist:


      When planning a trip to Nepal, packing the right gear is crucial for a successful journey. This includes clothing, equipment, and accessories tailored to your trek and the time of year. If you're trekking, pack light unless you're hiring a porter. Consider renting or buying gear in Nepal to save space. Ensure your equipment is high-quality and in good condition to avoid problems in the mountains. Take our suggestions to prepare your baggage correctly. Lastly, double-check the weather forecast and ensure you have all the necessary items for a safe and comfortable trip.


      Typical Day:


      Each day of the Trek brings new experiences as you explore different places, enjoy breathtaking landscapes, and converse with locals to learn more about their customs and culture. Our guides will provide information about the places you visit. Trekking usually starts around 7-8 am, depending on the distance to cover and the terrain. We'll stop for lunch after about three hours of Trekking, usually on the way to our destination for the day. After lunch, you'll have an hour to rest before continuing the Trek. The afternoon trek is shorter, and once we reach our destination, you'll have time to explore until it gets dark. Dinner is served around 6-7 pm, followed by a briefing from your trek leader about the next day's plan. Afterward, you can relax and entertain yourself with games or learn Nepali words from our crew.


      Trip Itinerary

      Your trip day starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at a fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

      We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

      We will drive to Pokhara by tourist bus in the morning after breakfast. After driving for about seven hours through scenic countryside of Nepal, we reach an eloquently charming city of Pokhara. The drive will have enough stopovers necessary on the way. Once we reach Pokhara, the charm of the city will capture our attention for a good feeling of being amidst the natural wonders from close up Himalayas to the surrounding lakes. A lake nearby our hotel is a nice place to take an evening stroll and the lakeside town has lots of options to dine.Have an option to fly to Pokhara at an extra cost.


      Today is the first day of our trek which starts after a one and half hours’ drive. Starting from the place called Nayapul, the trek goes alongside the Modi Khola, a Himalayan river flowing down from the Annapurna, to Birethanti and to Hile and finally to Tikhedhunga. We spend approximately five hours including the lunch time before we reach Tikhedhunga where we will stay overnight today in a simple tea house.


      The second day of trek, we trek to Ghorepani today after breakfast. It is an uphill walk all the way through and the trek passes through beautiful Himalayan foothills settings of villages and rhododendron forest. As we walk up on the well-trodden mountain trails, it brings some of the incredible things in our view including the majestic Himalayas. Once we reach to Ghorepani at the elevation of 2875 meters above sea level, we will be stunned by the real close up view of the Himalayan peaks. If we reach there for the sunset time, it will be one rewarding sunset experience.


      It is going to be a very early morning today as we are hiking up to Poon Hill at the elevation of 3210 meters above sea level to see a breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range in the Himalaya. Given the good weather condition, the one hour hike up early in the morning will be rewarded by a heavenly view of the mountains and sunrise that makes us feel exalted. After sunrise we hike down to Ghorepani tea house to have our breakfast and start the trek to Tadapani. After an approximately five hours trek, we reach another spectacular place, Tadapani, and stay overnight in a tea house there.

      Trek to Ghandruk from Tadapani for about five hours after breakfast. Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung village which boasts a beautiful view of the Annapurna range in the Himalaya. Spend rest of the day exploring the beauty of the village and mountains.

      After taking sunrise Breakfast in Beautiful Gurung village Ghandruk our trekking start with beautiful Himalayan scenery to ward chhomrong gradual up to Komrong danda then again down to Kimron khola. After crossing the kimrong Khola forward we climb up to Chhomrong and We stay there tonight.

      The beginning of the trek today is all downhill followed by an uphill walk so the beautiful breakfast we devoured at the tea house in Chhomrong. Then we take bath in natural hot spring after hour of walk from Chhomrong and taking lunch in Jhinu we continuous down to Modi river valley then immediately gradual up to beautiful Landruk village and stay at Landruk.

      Today after taking Breakfast in Landruk overlooking view of the Annapurna south and Himachuli including cultivate trace and many village by Balcony we will take gradual way to Bhichhuk then soon climb up to Deurali. Escaping totally in nature and we climb down to Pothana, taking lunch in pothana we are heading again gradual down Dhampus with beautiful walk in Nature. Today we stay in Dhampus village which is same like Japanese village.

      Today After sunrise view of the Annapurna region we take breakfast at teahouse then ready for afternoon to Pokhara with beautiful village and great ladscape heading down to Phedi by taking private car to pokhara.

      Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Or you have an option to fly back to Kathmandu paying an additional cost for the ticket. Check into hotel once you arrive to Kathmandu and freshen up. We will go for dinner later in the evening.

      You will be transferred to airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time.

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      Ghorepani Dhampus Circuit Trekking

      Includes

        • Airport picks up and transfers to hotel.
        • Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara 3-star category hotel with breakfast.
        • Day sightseeing in old heritage sites with a tourist guide.
        • All of the ground transportation is mentioned in the Itinerary.
        • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit and TIMS Card.
        • Entry Fee for Poonhill and Hotspring.
        • Pokhara sightseeing and Boating in Phewa lake.
        • An experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide.
        • A strong trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons) one porter carries 15 KG.
        • Breakfast lunch dinner during the trekking and Chitwan.
        • Meals, accommodation, transportation, equipment, insurance, and salary for trekking staff.
        • Simple Accommodation during the trek with twin or multi-sharing basis.
        • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
        • Nepali culture show with farewell dinner.

      Doesn't Include

        • Nepal entry visa and Travel/Medical insurance.
        •  Snacks, drinks and toiletries during the trekking,
        •  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
        • Hot shower and Battery Charges while on trek (if need to pay)
        • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
        • Optional trips which are not specified in the itinerary.
        • Necessary sightseeing entrance fee for the heritage site.
        • Personal trekking equipment and Donations to the local organization.
        • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
        • Gratitude to guide, porter and driver.

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      Equipment List

      Clothing:
      • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
      • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
      • Waterproof and windproof jacket
      • Waterproof and breathable pants
      • Trekking pants (convertible to shorts are convenient)
      • Quick-drying T-shirts
      • Thermal socks
      • Waterproof and insulated gloves
      • Warm hat and sun hat
      • Sunglasses with UV protection
      Footwear:
      • Comfortable, broken-in trekking boots
      • Gaiters (optional but can be useful in snow or rain)
      Backpack:
      • Large backpack (50-70 liters) for carrying personal gear
      • Daypack (20-30 liters) for daily essentials during trekking
      Sleeping Gear:
      • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures (rated for at least -10°C or lower)
      • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)

      Trekking Gear:
      • Trekking poles for stability
      • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
      • Water purification tablets or water filter
      • Refillable water bottles or a hydration system
      • Duct tape or repair kit for gear
      Health and Hygiene:
      • First aid kit with basic medications (consult with a healthcare professional)
      • Personal medications and prescriptions
      • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
      • Toothbrush and toothpaste
      • Quick-dry towel
      • Sunscreen with high SPF
      • Lip balm with UV protection
      • Personal hygiene items
      Electronics:
      • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
      • Power bank and charging cables
      • Travel adapter for electrical outlets
      Climbing Gear (if attempting higher peaks):
      • Crampons
      • Ice axe
      • Harness
      • Helmet
      Documents and Permits:
      • Passport and necessary permits
      • Travel insurance
      • Passport-sized photos
      Miscellaneous:
      • Snacks and energy bars
      • Trekking map and guidebook
      • Whistle
      • Multi-tool or knife
      • Cash (local currency) and credit cards
      • Lightweight and compact daypack for exploring around base camps

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