- duration 14 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 10-79 yrs
- max group size 10
- guiding method Fully guided
- Maximum altitude 3840 meters
- Tour Code BM-30298
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- Witness majestic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountains
- See the palace of the king of Lo. Learn more about the history of Lo Manthang
- Discover the significance of Tibetan Buddhism & the ancient Bön religion in the Himalayas
- Visit Muktinath, one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal
Your journey starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the city of lakes and gateway to those venturing into the Annapurna region. A short flight from Pokhara takes you to Jomsom, the starting point of your trek. From Jomsom you will follow the Kali Gandaki River all the way to Kagbeni.
Continue your journey uphill via Chele, Syangmoche and Ghaymi to reach Lo Manthang. Spend a day exploring the Kingdom of Lo and see its highlights, including Nyphu cave monastery and the 2,500 years old sky cave Jhong. Another highlight of this region is Ghar Gompa, which you will see during the trip. Located not away from Lo, this monastery is over 1,200 years old and is dedicated to Guru Rinpoche, popularly known as Padmasambhava.
Your journey downhill will mostly take you along the same route that you used earlier. This tour comes to an end after you have arrived in Kathmandu. Please scroll down to the itinerary section for more details.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus
Day 2: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni
Day 3: Trek to Chele
Day 4: Trek to Syangmoche
Day 5: Trek Ghaymi
Day 6: Trek to Charang
Day 7: Trek to Lo Manthang
Day 8: Explore Lo Manthang
Day 9: Trek to Drakmar
Day 10: Trek to Ghiling
Day 11: Trek to Chuksang
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom
Day 13: Jomsom – Pokhara by flight
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu & departure
- Airport pickup & drop-odd by private vehicle
- All transport, including flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara
- Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara. Accommodation in local guest houses during the trek
- Licensed tour guides speaking English, Chinese, Korean and Hindi languages
- A first aid medical kit (to be carried by the tour guide)
- Necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP permit & Upper Mustang Restricted Area permit)
- Sleeping bags and down jackets (to be returned after the trek is over)
- One complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant
- Emergency evacuation assistance (the cost of helicopter rescue, hospital and necessary transport to be paid by your travel insurance)
- A nation-wide operated mobile SIM card and a map of the trekking region
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa fees: You can obtain a visa easily on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
- A compulsory personal travel insurance cover with emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation included
- Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-chargefee).
- Emergency expenses such as charted helicopter, emergency medical treatment
- Additional expenses or delays caused by situations beyond our control, like landslides & weather changes. Itinerary modification for travelers' safety or due to government rules, etc
- Tips for your guide, porter & driver
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- What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
- How does it work with a porter?
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.