How Much Does Langtang Trek Cost?

When it comes to trekking in Nepal, the trekking cost is a major concern for every travelers and trekking enthusiast. The Langtang region is located 19 miles north of Kathmandu. Being so close to Kathmandu, the Langtang trek cost is significantly cheaper than other treks in Nepal.

Langtang Vally Trek takes you through beautiful cultural villages, fantastic jungle trails, and lush green valleys and finally to the lap of the Himalayas.

Before going for the trek, trekkers should first estimate the cost required for the trek. Having a proper budget allocation helps you to trek without any hassles.

An average Langtang Trek cost usually ranges from the US $500 to $1000 which depends on various factors. The total cost of the Langtang trek varies depending upon the services you choose.

Understanding the cost of the trek is a crucial part of the trekking plans. Besides that, you should also know about the best time for Langtang trek, what weather to expect and trekking permits required for the Langtang Trek.

Langtang Trek Cost Breakdown

Here is the detailed breakdown of the cost of each factor that will make up the total Langtang trek cost:

Permit Cost for Langtang Trek

You will require two trekking permits for the Langtang trek. Every trekker must have these trekking permits to trek in the Langtang region.

There are several checkpoints along the trail where you have to show your trekking permits. If you fail to show the permits, you will have to issue the permit at the checkpoint with a charged fine.

The two required Langtang Trek permits are:

TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)

TIMS card is a compulsion for trekking in Nepal. It is a paper card that holds information about the trekkers and their trekking destination. The cost of the TIMS card depends upon whether you are trekking solo or in groups and the country you come from.

  • Cost for TIMS per person:
      • SAARC Countries: NPR 600; approximately US $6
      • Other Countries: NPR 2000; approximately US $20
  • Cost of TIMS for Group:
      • SAARC Countries: NPR 300; approximately US $3
      • Other Countries: NPR 1000; approximately US $10

Langtang National Park Entry Permit

As the Langtang trek trail lies in the Langtang National Park, you will require the entry permit to enter its premises.

  • Cost of Langtang National Park Entry permits per person
      • SAARC Countries: NPR 1500 + 13% VAT; totaling NRP 1695, approximately US $17
      • Other Countries: NPR 3,000 + 13% VAT, totaling NPR 3,390, approximately US $34

You can get both these trekking permits from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu. You can also get it from the trail-head but it will cost you more. To apply for the trekking permits, you will require a copy of your passport and a passport-sized photograph.

Langtang Trek Duration

View of Langtang range | Langtang trek cost

The Langtang Trek cost highly depends on the total duration of the trek. On average, Langtang trek takes from 8 to 11 days. Depending upon your budget and time convenience, you can decide how long to trek. Long itinerary means the cost of the overall trek increases.

Each extra day will add up to the total Langtang Trekking cost: meals, accommodations, drinks, and so on.

Generally, the duration of the trek depends on what you choose to do and what you want to skip.

There are many side trek that you can add within your itinerary. Some of the famous side trips are majestic Gosaikunda and charming Helambu. Here are some itineraries including the side trips:

If you are short in time to do 11 days Langtang trek then, you can cut the trip down to 7 days. For more details, please check “Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days

Accommodation Cost

Kathmandu is the place where your journey to the Langtang region begins. If you choose to stay in Kathmandu then, you can find basic lodges to a 5-star hotel for the accommodation. The cost of accommodation has a wide range. It can cost you from the US $5 to $250 for a single night.

Once you get on the trekking trail, you will be staying in teahouses and local lodges for the entire trek. While accommodating in the lower region, you will find a wide variety of accommodation but in the higher regions, the accommodation is pretty basic with a basic room but comfortable and cozy.

Most of the teahouse offer accommodation free of cost if you have the food from the same teahouse. Generally, the cost of the accommodation for the Langtang trek ranges from the US $2 to $5 for a night.

However, the teahouse can charge you more if you don’t have the food there and sometimes may not give you accommodation.

During peak season, the accommodation cost can get up to the US $12 to $15. In addition to that, pre-booking is a must. Failing to do that, you may have to share the rooms with other trekkers.

Accommodation cost for Langtang trek

Food and Drinks Cost

Most of the teahouse along the way serves food for the travelers. The food they serve are healthy, hygienic. You can also get wide varieties of drink in these teahouses.

The cost of the food depends on the altitude. Higher you trek, higher will be the price. It is mainly due to the lack of transportation.

Meals

You can get a wide variety of food in most of the teashouses including typical Nepali food, Asian and Continental foods. Both veg and non-veg choices are available in most of the tea houses.

But I recommend you to have Dal Bhat ( a meal of steamed rice, lentils, and stir-fried seasonal vegetables), which is a Nepali staple food. It is healthy, filling and you can ask for a refill as well.

As mentioned earlier, the cost of the food gets more expensive as you trek higher. In the lower regions, a healthy, hot meal will cost around US $2 to $3 per plate while in the higher regions, it can cost around US $4 to $5 for the same meal.

Thus, you can bring your own snacks such as chocolate or granola bars, energy drinks, to cut down your total Langtang trek cost.

Drinks

Just like the meal, you can choose form wide range of drinks including milk tea, black tea, ginger tea, coffee, bottled water. Yet, the price increases with the altitude gain. For a bottled water, it will you cost you $0.25-$2 in lower regions and around US $3 to $5 in higher altitude.

So, having a purifying tablets or gel can be great way to reduce the cost. You can easily fill the water from the natural sources and purify them with the purifying tabs or gel. Also, keeping yourself hydrated is very important while trekking. So, drink enough water and always keep yourself hydrated.

Transportation Cost for Langtang Trek

Syabrubesi is the starting point of the Langtang trek. It is about 122Km from Kathmandu which usually takes 8 to 9 hours to reach. To get to Syabrubesi, you can choose to travel via differet transportation medium such as local bus, private jeeps or a tourist bus.

Traveling in a public bus is the cheapest way to travel in Nepal. But it can be quite uncomfortable. While if you want to travel comfortably then, private jeeps or tourist buses are the better option. However, the price of private jeeps and tourist buses are very expensive then the public bus. It is due to the facilities they provide.

Cost of Local Buses: US $3 (NPR 300) per person for one way.

Cost of Tourist Buses: US $10 to $15 (NPR 1000 to 1500)

Note: The cost of traveling in a tourist buse depends on the trekking season. Traveling during peak season is more expensive then traveling in a low season.

Cost of Private Jeeps: US $8 to $10 per person (NPR 800 to 1000)

Note: a private jeep can fit upto 7 to 8 person. So, you can share with other people or travel in a group.

Cost of Guide and Porter

Langtang trek can be done with or without a guide. However, if you are a first-time trekker then it is a better choice to hire a guide or a porter.

Finding a right trail in the mountain can be a tough task. Thus, with a guide, they will assist you to navigate through the trail. Along with that, you will get more insight about the the culture of the local people, flora and fauna and everything about the trek.

Also, the guide will help you to arrange for your accommodations and plan your meals. While a porter will carry your luggage on your trail.

  • Cost of a guide: US $20-25 per day
  • Cost of porter: US $15-18 per day

Furthermore, before hiring the trekking staff, please check their credentials first. Only hire them, if they are a government licensed trekking staffs.

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Miscellaneous Costs

Souvenirs

As you may know that, Nepal is famous for handcrafts. The locals of Langtang region make beautiful, handmade products like bags, purses, dried fruits, clothes, sandals which can be a great souveniers for you loved ones.

They can also be great memorabilia of your trekking experience.

Tipping

Tipping is quite common in the tourism sector. So, it is better to tip the hotels, restaurants, guides and porter for the job well done.

Ways to reduce the overall Trek Cost

Equipment, supplies, and gear

Langtang trek is a moderate difficulty level trek in Nepal. Thus, you don’t require to have fancy gear or mountaineering gear for this trek. You will just require basic trekking gear which are mentioned below.

Clothing

  • Trekking t-shirts, full sleeve shirts, trekking pants, windproof jacket, lightweight rain jacket, undergarments.
  • A pair of hiking boots, comfortable sandals, a few pairs of socks.
  • Hat, sunglass, gloves.

Toiletries:

  • Small towel, water bottle, lip care, sunscreen.

Personal items:

  • Important documents, camera, cash.

Gears and Supplies

  • Trekking pole, map, water purifier, antiseptic cream.

I recommend you not to buy any unwanted gears for this trek. As you may require to hire a porter to carry those gear. This will only add up to the Langtang trek cost.

Instead of buying the gears, you can easily rent them from Thamel, Kathmandu. It can cost you around $1 to $5 per day depending upon the gear.

For more detailed information, please read our article on “Langtang Valley Trek Packing List

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Local meals and drinks

When you are trekking in the mountain, always stick with the local staples. The typical nepali staple food is the Dal – Bhat –tarkari ( a meal of steamed rice, lentils, and stir-fried seasonal vegetables). It is the best food in mountains, it is healthy, filling and you can ask for refill as well.

Also, the local meals are cheap and high in calorie. In addition to that, it is available in every teahouse and it won’t take much time to make it.

Also, local bottled water, Nepali tea is cheaper than branded ones. The local meals and drinks are also great to indulge in the local cuisines.

Tips to Minimize your Langtang Trek Costs

  • As the price of snacks and chocolate bar skyrockets in the higher altitude, it is better to bring your own snack to save money.
  • Carry a solar power bank with you. Since the teahouse charges money to charge your electronic, it is better to have a powerbank.
  • Pack right and carry light. Avoid unnecessary things in your backpack. Make sure it is easy to carry so that you don’t have to hire a porter.
  • Carry your own tea bags and only pay for hot water.
  • Instead of buying the trekking gear, rent it from Kathmandu. It is much cheaper then buying.

At Last,

Langtang trek is one of the best trekking destionation in Nepal where you can experience diverse culture, walk through diverse terrains, be in the wilderness with rich biodiversity. Plus, the picturesque views of majestic mountain is like the icing on the cake. And the best thing about the Langtang trek is, it is very affordable as well as reasonable.

Contact us if you need any information or need to book any trips in the Langtang region. Or you can read our blog on “Langtang Trek FAQs

How Difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulties

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a dream destination for every trekker from all around the world. But trekking to the base camp of the world’s tenth mountain, Mt. Annapurna is not an easy task. The Annapurna Base Camp trail goes through diverse terrains full of ups and downs. Plus the altitude brings up different hurdles along the way.

But the journey to the base camp, conquering all the Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty is a lifetime experience. The ABC trek is quite a demanding trek, but with proper preparation and a positive mindset, this trek is suitable for all age groups.

So how difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek may not be considered as a difficult trek because many other treks in Nepal beat ABC trek is this matter. The difficulty level of Annapurna Base Camp trek can be considered as a moderate trek.

This 14 days Annapurna Trek embark from Nayapool, situated at an altitude of 1070m, taking you all the up to the altitude of 4130m at the Annapurna Base Camp itself. Trekkers who are physically and mentally fit to walk for 6 to 7 hours a day can easily conquer this trek.

Difficulty due to Duration and Distance of the Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek distance is around 115km which usually takes around 10 to 15 days of trekking depending upon the itinerary. You will be covering around 10 to 15km per day.

The Annapurna trail is comparatively pretty easy than some other treks like Annapurna Circuit Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek. You can enjoy beautiful mountain views, rich flora, and fauna along the trail. However, the rocky terrains in the trail can be a bit difficult and challenging, if you are first time trekker or novice trekker.

Along with that, if you are trekking in the winter, the trails will be covered with snow. Thus, it will more difficult and challenging than trekking in other seasons.

On average, you will be walking for 6 to 7 hours a day on the trek. If you are an experienced trekker then it is quite easy for you. But for those who are trekking in Nepal for the first time then, it may be problematic and uncomfortable.

You may customize the trek according to your preferences. Some people may shorten the trek and go for Short ABC Trek and some may elongate the trek.

If you are a first-time trekker then we recommend you choose a longer package as you will have time to take proper rest and enjoy the trek. We have a perfect Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary for the beginners.

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ABC trek difficulty

Difficulty due to Altitude and Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness is the major difficulty while going on a high altitude trekking in Nepal. In this Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will trek up to 4130m at the base camp. Trekking to such a high altitude is not as easy as you think.

Trekking to higher altitudes is full of challenges. The weather and temperature condition on the high altitude area never remains stable. Along with that, the air gets thinner. Thus, walking in such a condition can be very difficult.

With increasing altitude, the level of oxygen and atmospheric pressure starts to get lower and lower. Thus, there is a very high chance of altitude sickness while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. The common symptoms of altitude sickness are nausea, diarrhea, headache, loss of appetite, insomnia, and others.

Hence, drinking alcoholic beverages is highly prohibited during the trek. Don’t rush on the trail and walk at a slow and steady pace. Always keep yourself hydrated and take enough rest. Keeping safety precautions in mind, the ABC trek is a lot easier.

The Budget Management Difficulty

Trekking in Nepal is very cheap in comparison to traveling anywhere else in the world. So is Annapurna Base Camp trek. This trek is quite an affordable trekking destination in Nepal. However, the cost of Annapurna Trek can vary depending upon the duration of the trek, type of trek, trekking route you choose, etc.

As there are no roads for transportation, supplying goods in the mountainous region is very difficult. All the goods are transported via mules and porter. Thus, the cost of basic facilities can be three times costlier than in Kathmandu.

However, once you get to the wilderness of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the cost you paid for the facilities just seems fair. Also, the price gets more expensive as you go to a higher altitude.

Also, getting enough hand cash before going on the trek is necessary. There are no ATM machines on the trail.

If you don’t carry enough hand cash with you along the trek, you might have difficulty in buying foods and water bottles. It is difficult to find ATMs on the trek route.

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Annapurna Base Camp trek Difficulty: Trail difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp Trail Difficulty

As the Annapurna Trek has varied landscapes, you will be walking through some rugged trails. The trails in the mountainous region are not as smooth as you may think. You will be walking through lots of ups and downs on the trail, which may add to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty level.

This trek does not require any specific level of physical fitness. You don’t have to be a pro athlete or experienced trekker to do this trek. However, trekking through the tiring ups and downs needs good stamina and patience.

Most trekkers usually feel exhausted during long treks. This is a common problem while trekking in such diverse terrain. You will be walking through various difficult sections on the trek like the 3300 steep stone steps. Thus, you will require good physical fitness and stamina to overcome these difficulties.

So, you need to trek wisely. Always know your limits. Have proper acclimatization and rest days. Have a proper diet. Walk slow and steady and don’t try to attempt a long walk. And always keep yourself hydrated.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty In Different Seasons

Difficulties during Autumn (September, October, November)

Autumn is considered the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp as well as any other treks in Nepal. Although trekking during autumn offers perfect weather and temperature condition for trekking, you may still face some difficulties like:

  • Since it is the peak time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the trails are highly crowded during autumn. Thus, if you want to trek in solitude and peace, autumn is not the right time for you to trek.
  • It is very difficult to arrange accommodation and food during autumn. Thus, pre-booking is a must if you are trekking in the autumn season.
  • Along with that, the cost of accommodation and food gets quite costlier than in the offseason.

Difficulties during Winter (December, January, February, March)

As the winter kicks in, the Annapurna regions get very cold. Thus, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in Winter is very challenging. So, before deciding to trek in winter, you must think very carefully and prepare well to face the challenge.

Here is a list of some challenges that you may face during the winter season:

  • Since the temperature in the higher altitude gets below the freezing temperature, it can snow anytime. Also, the weather can vary drastically in winter.
  • The higher altitude trails usually covered with snow, walking on snow can be very challenging as well as exhausting.
  • The Annapurna regions get quite cold during winter. Also, the sunlight is not as warm as they are in other seasons. Thus, always keep yourself warm, especially at night.
  • One of the biggest challenges you may face is the risk of avalanches while trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp in winter.

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Difficulties during Spring (March, April, May)

Spring is the second-best season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Here are some of the difficulties you may face while trekking to ABC in Spring:

  • As spring is the peak season, the trails are always crowded and noisy.
  • Finding accommodation in spring can be very difficult. If you are a solo trekker then, it will be impossible to find a solo room. So, pre-booking is highly recommended.
  • The higher altitude regions are still very cold during early spring.
  • You may face a few rainfalls if you are trekking in late spring. There are even chances of blurred surroundings.

Difficulties during Summer/ Monsoon (June, July, August, September)

Summer/Monsoon is the offseason for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Since the region gets very hot and downpours are quite frequent, most people don’t prefer to trek in Summer/monsoon.

But if you have decided to trek to Annapurna Base Camp in monsoon then here are some of the difficulties you may face along the trail:

  • The days are very hot and humid in the lower regions, making it difficult to trek during the daytime. You will feel hot and will get more sweaty.
  • Since there is frequent rain, the trekking trails get very wet and slippery. So, be careful while walking.
  • You will walk through various sections with risks of avalanche or mudslides.
  • The weather is mostly foggy so, you won’t get a good view of the Himalayan vistas.
  • The rain can continuously fall for a few days. Thus, you may not enjoy the trek.
  • Leeches and summer bugs add difficulties to the trek. Take table salt and insect repellents.

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Trekking Gears to Avoid Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Clothing

The weather and temperature in the mountains never remain constant. It is always changing. The morning and nights are colder for most of the season while daytime gets quite warm. Thus, wearing your clothes in a layer can greatly help you tackle the weather.

These are the list of clothing that should be carried in your trek.

  • Hiking underwear
  • Hiking shirts
  • Trekking socks
  • Trekking pants
  • Rain Jacket and rain trousers
  • Lightweight down jackets
  • A pair of trekking boots
  • A pair of gloves
  • A pair of hiking sandals
  • A sun hat

Other accessories

  • Trekking Poles
  • Headlamp and batteries (for night walk)
  • Watch with alarm clock
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag with liner (for extra warmth)
  • Cameras and batteries
  • Battery chargers
  • Some extra Batteries
  • Energy bars or chocolates
  • Water Bottle
  • First aid kit and some medicines (for altitude sickness, Diarrhea, cold, nausea, and many others)

Hygiene and toiletries

  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer
  • Lip guard
  • Eye drops
  • Nail cutters
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Towel
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush

Important Documents to carry at all times

  • Passport
  • Permits
  • Enough cash (most places do not have ATMs)

Some Useful Tips on Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

  • Walk in a slow and steady pace. Take enough rest and acclimatize properly.
  • Drink enough water and always keep yourself hydrated. Avoid smoking and alcohol during the trek.
  • Do proper training before the actual trek. Work on your stamina and mental fitness to walk on the rugged terrain of the Annapurna region.
  • Always be aware of food and water hygiene. Try to avoid unhygienic foods and drinks during the trek.
  • Take your time to acclimatize. Make a proper acclimatization schedule. Acclimating is crucial for a successful trek.
  • Wear a knee cap if you have knee problems. The frequent walks uphill and downhill are killing.
  • Take some energy bars or chocolates. First aid kit with basic medicines is a must.

Conclusion

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate level trek. This trek is perfect for trekkers for all age groups. With proper training and strong will power, you can beat every Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty that might come along. This trek is once in a lifetime kind of experience.

For more information, please feel free to contact us or check out our blog on “Annapurna Base Camp Trek FAQs“.

Experience Life Outdoors in Nepal: How to Pack Lightly for your Hiking Adventures

Nepal is a country of many things but one of its key-defining features is the towering heights of the Himalayas. Because of this, Nepal is a popular destination for adventurous thrill-seekers who wish to experience the magic of its snowy peaks. So you’ve scoured the internet for bargain plane tickets and you might even have booked Airbnb vacation rentals in Kathmandu, Nepal. All that’s left is to pack your bags and head on to the airport. But then you ask yourself, what do you need to bring with you to Nepal? Worry not for in this article we list down the thing you need to bring with you on your Nepali hiking excursion. Read on.

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Essentials

First things first. Here are indispensable items that should be taken cared of before setting out on your Nepali adventure:

 

Visa, permits, and passes

There are multiple ways to apply for a visa to Nepal. You can apply for one online at the Nepal Department of Immigration website, Upon arrival at the electronic kiosks at the airport, and through the Nepal embassy in your home country.

 

If you plan on booking a trekking company, all of these are handled for you. However, if you plan on going solo, you have to apply for all of this plus pay all the necessary fees. All who wish to trek in Nepal have to have a Trekking Information Management System card or TIMS card for $20. You can pick this up at the Nepal Tourism Board located at Kathmandu and Pokhara. Additionally, depending on your destination, you will have to pay for the conservation cost which is usually $30.

 

Cash

The thing about the outdoors is that we encounter less of the conveniences that we are used to. One of these are ATM machines. Be sure to bring all the cash that you need with you to make sure that it is secure. Better yet, pay all the necessary fees beforehand so you don’t have to think about them when you’re on the trek.

Camping Gear

Here are camping items that should be on your packing list

 

Backpack

The size of your backpack will depend on the kind of hike that you’re planning for. If you are going on “teahouse treks”⁠— where you sleep on small lodges called teahouses⁠—lighter packs would suffice, unlike the more technical circuits which would need much more gear.

 

Sleeping bag

Although in the lower regions of Nepal the nights are quite warm, as you go up in elevation it gets really cold. The teahouses also only give you a blanket to sleep in so a warm sleeping bag is a must-have. 15-degree bags are usually alright depending on the season.

 

Sleeping pad and lining

These are versatile products that can be used to increase insulation when used with a sleeping bag at higher altitudes and can also be used as-is at lower altitudes minus the warmth. The lining prevents your sleeping bag from soaking up moisture and oils from your body which is bad for down.

 

Tents

These are essential when you plan on sleeping outdoors. It helps block out the weather and protect you from the cold wind of the Himalayas.

Experience Life Outdoors in Nepal: How to Pack Lightly for your Hiking Adventures
Experience Life Outdoors in Nepal: How to Pack Lightly for your Hiking Adventures

 

Clothes

Packing for Nepal needs smart and careful planning. You will be dealing with cold temperatures as well as thin air (in higher altitudes) so you want to be as efficient as possible. Here are some items you should consider:

 

Long-sleaved shirts

Most hiking long sleeve shirt would work as you can just layer on top and under it to add more insulation.

 

Down Jacket and Trekking pants

These are your outermost layer when worn. Down is a great material that is both a great insulator as well as lightweight. Although jumpsuit variants are available, they are less flexible and more difficult to manage than if you both these as separate items. Fleece jackets are also a great option as they are warmer than down and, to some, a tad more comfortable to wear.

 

The base layer and thermal underwear

These items are entirely up to your preference. For starters, you can pick up a thin pair of top and bottom thermal base layers and a few pairs of long johns. These are incredibly lightweight and packs really small.

 

Footwear

The terrain in Nepal’s hiking trails is rocky and overall challenging. You need footwear that can protect you from rocks as well as the cold. High altitude mountaineering boots with enough linings is your best bet.

 

Rain gear

Since the weather can be unpredictable up in the mountains, it’s best to bring with you lightweight rain gear. This includes a thin waterproof rain jacket, rain pants, and rain cover for your backpack. Getting wet in cold weather puts you at risk of hypothermia so staying dry should be a priority.

 

Hiking accessories

Here are a few more items you should consider bringing along with you. These can come very handy during the trip and might save you from a pinch.

 

First aid kit

A must-have especially when going on outdoor excursions. It doesn’t have to be extensive, but it should cover basic supplies like bandages, antiseptics, and some over the counter medicine.

 

Fire kit

If you are staying at teahouses at night, you probably won’t be needing this but it’s nice to have just in case. This could be waterproof matches, a lighter, or even a fire striker if you want.

 

Headlamps

Headlamps are more convenient than flashlights because they free your hands to do whatever it is that you need. Just be sure to pack extra batteries.

 

Pocket knife

This is a survivalist’s must-have. Pocket knives are versatile tools that can be used for various tasks especially emergencies.

 

Miscellaneous items

Here are a few items that didn’t quite fit with the categories above.

 

Sunscreen

Even if it’s cold up in the Himalayas, you can still get sunburnt! Because the skies are usually clear and the air is thinner, this means that more UV from the sun gets through.

 

Sunglasses

Glare and eye damage is another risk hiking in the snow. A lot of the sun’s rays are reflected off the snow-covered ground. Snow sunglasses protect your eyes from the glare and cold winds.

 

Headgear

Hats and other head coverings are also great to have with you. Hiking caps are perfect to further shield your face from the Sun and wool beanies are great to keep your noggin nice and warm.

 

Final Thoughts

Packing for Nepal does not need to be complicated and cumbersome. Smart and careful planning in building your packing list will surely make your experience all the more enjoyable.

 

Best Time to Trek to Langtang Valley: When to go?

If you have a short time in hand but want to get to the lap of Himalayas within a short period, then Langtang Valley trek is for you. Located just 68 KM north of Kathmandu, 11 Days Langtang Valley trek is a short trek that takes you through beautiful cultural valleys, varied terrains, and into the lap of Himalayas. The Langtang region undergoes different weather and temperature condition depending on the season. So, when is the best time to trek to Langtang Valley?

Nepal experiences four different seasons in a year, namely Autumn, Spring, Winter, and Summer/Monsoon. And among these seasons, Autumn and Spring are considered as the best time for Langtang Trekking.

The weather and temperature condition during these seasons is stable and constant. Thus, autumn and spring offer you the best trekking experience. You will have an easy and comfortable walk on a sunny day with a warm temperature and dry trail. But the temperature during days and nights are quite cold and it is still bearable.

Along with that, the vegetation is at full blossoms. You will walk through lush oak and rhododendron forest and diverse vegetation during this season. And the views of the mountains under the clear blue skies are just alluring during the trek in autumn and spring.

However, Langtang Valley trek is doable throughout the year but trekking during the off-season (winter and monsoon) requires extra preparation and you may face unexpected challenges of nature.

Best Time to Go for Langtang Trek

As mentioned earlier, the Langtang region encounters four seasons- Spring, Autumn, Summer, and Winter that offers different weathers and temperature condition.

If you choose between these seasons, spring and autumn months are the best time for Langtang trek as they offer warm temperatures, stable weather with breathtaking sceneries. However, trekking during the off-season may bring some difficulties during the trek. But with proper preparation and appropriate trekking gears, this trek is doable at any time of the year

As you may know, each season has their perks and offers different experiences, here is the detail regarding each season in Langtang valley to help you plan the trek better.

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Langtang Trek During the Autumn Season – Best Time

Best Time for Lantang Trek

The Autumn season is the most popular and best time for Langtang Valley trek. September, October, and November are the autumn months in Nepal. During this time, you will experience a warm and stable weather condition. The days are bright and sunny with clear blue skies offering you the best views of the mountain.

As you are in the mountain, it is obvious that the morning and nights are colder, but the temperature during the days ranges from 10 °C-15 ° C (50 °F-59 ° F). Thus, you will have a great experience with the best weather and temperature condition.

In addition to that, there is a very low chance of rainfall during autumn, thus giving you the great visibility of the mountains and surrounding mountains.

Since it is the best time to trek in the Langtang region, the trails are crowded by travelers all around the world. Thus, pre-booking for the accommodation and food is recommended.

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Langtang Trek During the Spring Season

When is the best time for langtang valley trek?

Spring is the second-best time to go for trekking in the Langtang region. March, April, and May are the spring months. During spring the days are long and warm. The average temperature during the day ranges from 10 °C to 20 °C (50 °F-68 ° F). Thus, you will have an easy and warm walk in the bright skies.

Spring is also known as the seasons of color. In spring, the hills and forests look brightly colorful with the fresh blossoms of rhododendron and other wildflowers. The warm weather and cool breeze of air help to make your journey less exhausting.

The lifetime experience that takes you through the colorful forest with clear blue skies and unobstructed views of the mountains without worries of rain or snow is what the Langtang spring trek offers.

Langtang Trek During the Summer Season

In June, July, and August, the Langtang locale experience the blistering summer months. The rainstorm starts in the late spring season, alongside the sun. During the day temperature in the lower districts will remain at 30° C (86° F) on radiant days. Be that as it may, as you move higher, in July the temperature starts to drop by around 12° C (52.36 ° F).

The precipitation can cause parasites, bugs, and nightcrawlers to slips the path.

Yet, on the lighter side, wherever you will have the option to appreciate the downpour washed condition with greenery. Summer is such a mysterious time for nature sweethearts in the Langtang valley.

Once in a while the view might be hindered by thick haze. Be that as it may, the season offers the clearest perspectives on the mountain sees and the encompassing scenes after the precipitation. Likewise, as this is the period of planting in parts of the Langtang zone, you will have an astonishing time to take a gander at the conventional terraced ranches and the working local people.

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Langtang Trek During the Winter Season

Best Time for LAngtang trek

Winter season falls from December to February in the Langtang region. The Langtang region is coldest during the winter season. The temperature can range from 6°C to 10°C (43.8 ° F50. ° F) during the day. The temperature drops below the freezing temperature at night.

The skies are quite clear during the winter and you can experience the snow-blanked Langtang Valley.

Since, winter is an off-season for Langtang trekking, you won’t find a huge crowd as you see in peak seasons. Thus, trekking in winter is the best time for those who want to explore nature in solitude.

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Conclusion

Have you decided when will it be the best time to go for Langtang trek for you? We have made our recommendations and it is for you to pick. Please feel free to contact Peregrine Treks for any queries or to help you plan your visit to Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek Permit and their Cost

If you are planning to trek to Everest Base Camp then, you will require different Everest Base Camp trek permits to make your trek legitimate. As most treks in the Everest region lies in the Sagarmatha National Park, you will require Sagarmatha National Park Permit to enter its premises. Along with that, you will require a local area permit, namely Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit.

In the past time, the TIMS card was necessary to trek in the Everest Region. But due to the decentralization, TIMS card is no longer required for Everest Base Camp Trek. A new permit system has been implemented in the Everest Region after decentralization. Instead of getting a TIMS card, it is replaced by the local area permit.

Furthermore, if you planning to trek to Everest Base Camp via the Jiri route, then you will require an additional permit, Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit.

In this article, you will learn about the trekking permit, their cost and where can you get the Everest Base Camp Trek permits. So, let’s get started.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

Required Trekking Permits for Everest Base Camp Trek

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit

This is a local area permit that was implemented from the 1st of October 2018. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit is a new trekking permit which replaced the TIMS card.

It is required for all areas of ward no 5 of the rural municipality. And the fee of this Everest Base Camp Trek permit is directed collected by the local government of Solukhumbu District. Furthermore, you cannot obtain this trekking permit in Kathmandu.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit Cost

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance permit fee for foreigners: 2,000 NRP (approximately US $20)

Where to get this Everest Base Camp Trek Permit?

As mentioned earlier, you can obtain this trekking permit in Kathmandu. If you are flying to Lukla then, you can get it at Lukla and if you are trekking to the base via the Jiri route or Salleri then you can obtain it in Monjo.

Note: Additional permit is required if you trek from Jiri.

Entry point of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo | Everest Base Camp Trek Permit
Entry point of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo

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Sagarmatha National Park Permit

Sagarmatha National Park permit is required by every trekker to enter the premises of Sagarmatha National Park. As most trails of the Everest Region lies within the territory of the national park, you have to have Sagarmatha National Park permit.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit Cost – Everest Base Camp Permit Cost

  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee for foreigners: 3,000 NPR + 13% VAT, totaling 3,390 NPR (approximately US $34).
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 1,500 NPR

Where to get this Everest Base Camp Trek Permit?

Trekkers can obtain the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit from Nepal Tourism Board Office on Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu, Tel: +977 1 4256909.

Or you can get the permit at Monjo which more convenient than getting it from Kathmandu. At Monjo, there is a national park office which is the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park.

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Additional Permit for Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri is a classical route to Everest Base Camp. If you are planning to trek via Jiri then, you will need to obtain an additional permit for Gaurishankar Conservation Area. This permit has to be obtained at Kathmandu in Nepal Tourism Board. This will cost NPR 3000 Per Person.

Required documents for Everest Base Camp Trek Permits

You just need to have a copy of your passport and the entrance fee to get the entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. And for Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project Entry Permit, you will need to fill up a short form and provide two recent passport size photos.

Note: If you hire a trekking agency to do the Everest Base Camp Trek then your agency will obtain all the Everest Base Camp Trek permits.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary: 14 Days Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the second most famous trekking destination in Nepal after Everest Base Camp Trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the lap of the world’s tenth highest mountain, Annapurna I (8091m) with the lifetime experience of rich biodiversity, beautiful villages enrich with diverse culture and religion, varied landscapes and many more.

The major highlight of this Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the Annapurna Base Camp itself which offers a picturesque view of the entire Annapurna range. This Annapurna Trek trail takes you through terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forest, and high altitude landscapes with Annapurna range in the background for most of the time. Along with that, you will have magnificent views of majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m), and Hiunchuli (6441 m).

Annapurna Base CAmp Trek Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp Trek can take 7 to 15 days depending upon the trek itinerary. Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary varies depending on the trekking agency or according to your likings. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary that we will be presenting here is 14 days itinerary that begins from Nayapool which is a one and a half-hour drive from Pokhara and hiking up to Ghorepani for a beautiful sunrise view over Annapurna range. From Ghorepani, the trail leads us to the east to Chhomrong. From there, the trail takes us along the Modi Khola which will lead us to Annapurna Base Camp.

This 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is a perfect itinerary for anyone. The trek is a moderate trek that fits for all age group.

To get the best trekking experiences, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is recommended during the spring as the vegetation is at full blossom and the weather and temperature is just perfect for trekking. However, this trek is doable at any time of the year except during the monsoons (July-August).

For more details, please read our blog on “Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlight

  • Pokhara, city of lakes and a major tourist destination in Nepal
  • Trekking to the heart of Annapurna Region, accompanied by ranges of 7000-8000m
  • Breathtaking sunrise view from Ghorepani Poonhill viewpoint.
  • The hot springs of Jhinu Danda
  • Experience the diverse cultures and lifestyles of Nepalese ethnic groups such as Gurung and Magar.
  • Enchanting views of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, and many other ranges
  • The inward sanctuary of Annapurna Base Camp with panoramic views of more than ten peaks over 6000m tall.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary (Outline)

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Hile

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 5: Hike to Poonhill and trek to Tadapani

Day 6: Trek to Sinuwa

Day 7: Trek to Himalaya

Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Day 9: Trek to Bamboo

Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada

Day 11: Trek to Pothana

Day 12: Trek to Phedi and down to Pokhara

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 14: Final Departure

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14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300m)

Upon your arrival, one of the representatives from Peregrine Treks and Expedition will receive and welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be transferred to your respective hotel via a private vehicle.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (900m), 6 to 7 hours drive.

Distance Traveled: 210 km

Maximum Elevation: 1345 meters

After early morning breakfast, one of our staff will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the tourist bus. It will take around 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu to reach Pokhara. On the way to Pokhara, you can enjoy the wonderful scenic view of the terraced rice field, beautiful landscape and spectacular panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1,010m), 1 to 1.5 hours drive and trek to Hile (1,495m), 3 to 4 hours of trek.

Max Elevation: 1,495m

Distance Travelled on Bus: 42 km

Distance Travelled by Walking: 12 km

On the third day, you will drive to Nayapool which take around 1 and a half hour from Pokhara. And reaching Nayapool, we will start our trek to Hile. After a 15 minutes walk from Nayapool along the Modi River, we will reach the village of Birethanti (1,015 m). We will walk through the village and continue along the northern side of Bhurungdi Khola. After a steady ascent from there, we will finally reach the village of Hile (1,495m). It is a pretty easy walk today which takes around 3 to 4 hours.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Hile.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m), 5 to 6 hours of trek

Max Elevation: 2840 m

Distance Travelled Walking: 10.5 km

After having our breakfast, our trek begins with a long and steep climb on rock staircases to Ulleri, a large Magar village, situated at an altitude of 2070m. From Ulleri, you can have astonishing views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The trails mildly ascend from Ulleri through oak and rhododendrons forest which leads us to Banthanti (2,250m). Then, the trail continues toward Nangethanti (2,460m). From Nangethanti, it takes around one hour to reach the beautiful village of Ghorepani (2840m). Ghorepani is a beautiful village which offers excellent views of the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

Today’s walk is pretty tough than the previous day as there are lots of uphills and downhills. You will have to cross several suspension bridges and walk through gorges and rain forests.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Ghorepani.

Beautiful mountain view during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 05: Hike up to Poonhill (3,210 m) and trek to Tadapani (2,610m), 7 hours of trek

Max Elevation: 3210meter

Distance to Poon Hill: 1 km

Distance to Tadapani: 9 km

Today we will wake very early in the morning around 4 AM and hike towards Poonhill (3,210 m). Poonhill is a vantage point that offers a jaw-dropping sunrise view over the majestic Himalayas. From Poonhill, you can witness the picturesque views of Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,855m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Lamjung Himal (6,931m) and other peaks in Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna mountain ranges.

After spending one hour admiring the beauty of Poonhill, we will descend back to Ghorepani, have our breakfast, and continue our walk towards Tadapani. The trail takes us through a thick forest of pines and rhododendron. We then climb along the ridge to reach Deurali (2,960 m) and then descent to the village of Tadapani (2,610m).

Overnight at a local teahouse in Tadapani.

Day 06: Trek to Sinuwa (2,360m), 6 to 7 hours

Max Elevation: 2840 m

Distance Travelled Walking: 13 km

Today, we wake up early in the morning to see the beautiful view of Machhapuchhre. After having our breakfast, we continue to move towards the base camp. From Tadapani, the trail divides to Ghandruk and Chhomrong. We skipped the trail to Ghandruk and continue toward Chhomrong. The trail will now descend through lush dense forest to the suspension bridge across the Kimrong River.

After crossing the bridge, the trail gently ascent till Taulung. And from Taulung, you will walk through a steep ascend to reach a major Gurung village of the region, Chhomrong (2,140 m).

From Chhomrong, you will hike down following the stone steps to the bridge across the Chhomrong River. After we cross the bridge, it is again a steep climb to finally reach Sinuwa (2,360m).

Overnight at a local teahouse in Sinuwa.

Day 07: Trek to Himalaya (2,920m), 6 to 7 hours

Max Elevation: 2,920m

Distance Travelled Walking: 9 km

On the seventh day of our trek, after having our breakfast, we continue our trek to Himalaya. Today, the walk begins with a steep climb through rhododendron, oak, and bamboo forest which will lead us to the village of Kuldhigar. From Kuldhigar, we will hike down through the stone steps to reach Bamboo village. The trail from Kuldhigar to Bamboo is a steep descend which is very slippery so you need to be careful.

After reaching Bamboo, we continue towards Dovan and cross the village to finally reach our today’s destination at Himalaya, situated at 2,920m above sea level(also known as Himalayan Hotel).

Overnight at a local teahouse in Himalaya.

14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), 7 hours of trek

Max Elevation: 4,130m

Walking Distance: 13km

Today is the day when you finally reach the main destination of the trek, Annapurna Base Camp. We will start our day with an uphill walk through the thick dense forest towards Hinko Cave and then to Deurali. From Deurali, we will first hike toward Machhapuchure Base Camp (MBC), quickly crossing the avalanche site. MBC isn’t really a base camp since Mt Machapuchare is forbidden for climbing. The trail is pretty easy today. There is no steep walk and the trail widens up and you will start to see the beautiful mountains.

Upon reaching the MBC, you will walk north toward the Annapurna Sanctuary. As you walk, you will witness the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier. After a 2 hour walk from MBC, enjoying the spectacular views of the Himalayan vistas, you will finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters. You will have the closest and most amazing view of the Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Singu Chuli, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and the Annapurna South from Annapurna Base Camp.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Bamboo (2,345m), 6 to 7 hours of trek

Bamboo Elevation: 4,130m

Walking Distance: 16 km

Today we will wake up early in the morning and hike to the viewpoint to enjoy the sunrise view over the Annapurna range. As the first ray of the sun hits the mountain peaks, it will truly captivate your heart and soul. After taking in the beauty of Annapurna, we will get back to our hotel, have our breakfast and make our way back to Bamboo leaving the majestic mountains behind. We hike past the MBC, Deurali, and Dovan. Then, we will walk through the forest of oak, bamboo, and rhododendron and finally descend to Bamboo.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Bamboo.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,760m), 5 to 6 hours of trek

Max Elevation: 2345 m

Walking Distance: 12 km

After early morning breakfast, we first hike to Kuldighar and then descend to Chhomrong river crossing Sinuwa and Tilche. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Chhomrong river, we will hike up to Chhomrong village. Then we will walk downhill for around 40 minutes past Taulung to finally rich Jhinu Danda. Upon reaching on Jhinu, you will take some rest at the teahouse and hike down to the natural hot spring, situated right on the riverbank of Modi Khola. Take a dip into the hot spring and relax your tired muscles. After the relaxing dip, you will hike back to the lodge.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Jhinu Danda.

Day 11: Trek to Pothana (2,100m), 4 to 5 hours of trek

Walking Distance: 13 km

After the refreshment at the natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda, we will head towards Pothana. We will cross few suspension bridges and many waterfalls along the trail. We will walk past the Samrung village and cross the bridge over the Modi River. After crossing the suspension bridge, we will hike up till Landruk.

From Landruk, the trail drops down and takes to scenic village Pothana. You can explore the traditional village or watch the sunset in the mounts.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Pothana.

Phewa Lake
Phewa Lake

Day 12: Trek down to Phedi (1,500m) and back to Pokhara

Walking Distance: 9 km

After having our last breakfast in the Annapurna region, we will hike toward Phedi. Along the trail, we can spot beautiful waterfalls. The walk today is pretty easy as most of the trails are downhill. From Pothana, we will hike down to Dhampus to finally reach Phedi. Along the trail, the view of Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre is simply magnificent.

After reaching Phedi, we will catch a local bus to drive us back to Pokhara. It will take us around 2 hours to reach Pokhara. We can freshen up in our hotel and then start exploring the beautiful city of Pokhara.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu, 6 hours drive.

After having an epic journey in the Annapurna region, you will drive back to Kathmandu via Prithvi Highway enjoying the natural scenic beauties along the way. After 6 hours of drive, we will be back in Kathmandu.

As we arrive in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours. You can explore the colorful markets of Thamel, or visit UNESCO sites. Furthermore, you can experience the rich culture that the people of the valley share. Make the most of your last light in Nepal.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Final Departure

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

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Conclusion

This 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is a general guideline. The Annapurna Trek itinerary arrangements can be customized according to your requirement.

Furthermore, if you have any further questions or queries, please feel free to contact us to learn more about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost: Detailed Breakdown of the Expenses

Trekking to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain ” Mount Everest” is in the bucket list of every traveler. The best way to get up close to the mighty Everest is via Everest Base Camp Trek. Anyone who is planning for this Everest Trek has a frequent question “How much does the Everest base camp trek cost?”.

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is very affordable! And in comparison to other trekking destinations in the world, Trekking in Nepal is the most affordable. While talking about the Everest Base Camp Trek cost, it highly depends on a few factors such as:

  • How many days do you want to spend on the trek?
  • In which time of the year are you planning to trek to the Everest Base Camp? – Trekking in the Peak Season is expensive than trekking in the low season.
  • How do you plan to trek?- All-inclusive, solo, or guide only.
  • From which route do you want to trek?- The classic Jiri to Everest Base Camp route is more affordable than the Lukla route.

So, here is the detailed breakdown of the Everest Base Camp Trek cost to help you give you an idea about the budget you require to do this trek.

Cost of Trekking to Everest Base Camp

If you choose to do the Everest Base Camp Trek through a trekking agency then it can cost you from USD 1350 to USD 3000 which will cover the total cost of your food, accommodation, permits, transportation, guides, and porters and so on. If you choose Peregrine Treks and Expedition, our 15 Days Everest Base Camp Trek package cost you USD 1450.

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Here’s a break down of the costs that incur during the Everest Base Camp trek.

Everest base camp trek and fly back by Helicopter | Everest Base Camp Trek Cost

Cost of guides and porters

You can easily find guides and porters to assist you in the Everest Base Camp Trek. Nowadays, most of the guides and porters speak English, so you can easily communicate with them. While hiring a guide or a porter is not mandatory but having them can ease your pressure and you can enjoy your trek to the fullest.

The trekking guide will assist you in the trail, pre-book for the food and accommodation, and also takes care of your safety. As for the porter, they will carry your heavy luggage so that you can have a comfortable walk.

The cost for the guides and porter varies depending upon the trekking season. But generally, hiring a trekking guide for Everest Base Camp trek costs around USD 30 to 35 per day and USD 20 to 30 per day for the porters. When you hire the guide and the porters make sure to check their credentials.

Furthermore, if you are a budget traveler then, you can hire a porter guide which will cost you USD 30 to 35 per day. Hiring a porter guide is much cheaper than hiring porters and guide individually.

Also, if you are trekking is the peak seasons then, the porters and the guides may charge you more than their usual charge. So it’s better to carry an extra penny in case of emergencies.

Everest Base Camp Trek Permits Cost

For the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will need to obtain two trekking permits. They are

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  • TIMS card or Local Area Permit

The Sagarmatha National Park permit costs NPR 3390 (3000 plus 13 percent tax) which approximately USD 33 for foreigners. But you are from any of the SAARC nations then the entry fee is NPR 1500 which is approximately USD 14.

You can obtain the Sagarmatha National Park permit either from Nepal Tourism Board Office in Kathmandu or at Sagarmatha national park entry point at Monjo.

While the price of the TIMS card costs USD 20 for foreigners and USD 3 for the citizen from SAARC nations. You can also get Local Area Permit instead of TIMS Card which will cost NPR 2000, approximately USD 20 from Lukla.

For detailed info, please read our blog on “Everest Base Camp Trek Permit

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost | Cost of Flight to Lukla

Round trip flights from Kathmandu to Lukla

You will have to take a 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport, which is the gateway to Everest region trek. The flights are only scheduled from 6:00 am and 11:00 am. The cost of the flight for the round trip is around USD 360. The price is the same throughout the year.

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Cost of Travel insurance

When you are trekking to high altitude destinations, having travel insurance is a must. While trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal, you will be trekking through rugged and risky trails. In addition to that, the weather can cause a high difficulty while walking, especially for those who are trekking in Nepal for the first time.

Thus, you never know what may happen during the trek. So travel insurance is a must for trekking in Nepal. The cost of travel insurance varies on the insurance company and what they cover.

On average, a 30-day insurance policy costs around $150. It covers all the emergencies and requirements up to the height of 5,800 meters or 19000 feet.

Cost Trekking equipment

As you know the weather in the mountains is never predictable. Thus, you must have proper planning and pack all the necessary trekking gear to tackle the challenges during the trek.

The cost of trekking equipment depends on what you already own and the thing you need to buy. And you have two options: you can either buy the gears or hire them.

If you are not a regular trekkers then it is better to hire them as you may not need them after the trek. You can easily hire the trekking gears from Thamel, Kathmandu.

The basics trekking gears you require for this Everest region trekking includes sleeping bags, thermal clothing, waterproof hiking boots, camp shoes, trekking poles, waterproof clothes, gloves, sunglasses. If you want to buys all these gears then, it may cost you around USD 2000. But if you already own some of the items then, the cost will reduce. The cost of the trekking equipment highly depends on the quality. In Kathmandu, you can get international branded as well as local trekking equipments.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek Permit and their Cost: A Complete Guide

Most of the trekking destinations in the Annapurna Region, including the famous Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, falls under the Annapurna Conservation area. To enter the Annapurna Conservation Area, foreigners are required to have few official permits, otherwise, you are not allowed to enter this area.

Thus, we have come up with some very important information about the Annapurna Circuit Trek Permit that you should know before trekking in Annapurna.

Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered one of the best long-distance trekking destinations in the entire world. It is a moderate level trek that offers the best view of some world’s highest mountains including Annapurna (I- IV), Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, Manaslu, Gangapurna. The trail takes you through a magical journey where you can experience varied landscapes, diverse cultures, and various climate zones from the tropic to arctic zones.

The trek usually starts from Besisahar in the valley of Marshyangdi and ends in Pokhara. The drive to Besisahar is about 7 hours from Kathmandu. You will be passing through paddy fields, small towns, etc. And the best time for Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May).

Annapurn a Circuit trek permit and cost

About Trekking Permits in Annapurna Circuit

Taking about trekking in Nepal, you are allowed to trek in Nepal independently as FIT ( Free Individual Trekkers) and in groups as well. However, some of the parts of the country are considered as Restricted Areas where solo trekking is strictly prohibited. You must be at least in a group of two or more.

Most of the Areas requires trekking permit issued by the Department of Immigration to trek in those regions. If you are planning to trek the Annapurna Circuit, you will require two permits namely, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and a TIMS card.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek can be done independently as well as in groups. You can either hire a travel agency to manage the trip for you or make your plan.

The good thing about traveling through a travel agency is that they will manage your trekking permit on your behalf and fulfill all the required formalities. However, if you are traveling on your own, you need to apply for the trekking permit all by yourself.

The Annapurna Circuit Permit Cost is quoted in US dollars but it can also be paid in Nepalese currency. Furthermore, the permits are not granted beyond your visa expiration date. So, be careful with that.

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Necessary Annapurna Circuit Trek Permits

As mentioned earlier, you will need two types of trekking permits for Annapurna Circuit Trekking. They are described below:

Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP)

Annapurna Region falls under the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is the first and largest conversation area in Nepal covering an area of 7,629 sq. km. It was established by the Government of Nepal in 1992.

Anyone who wise to travel inside Annapurna Conservation Area and trek in Annapurna Circuit, then you must purchase an ANCAP permit or  Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP).

It is made to create a sustainable economic and social development to help the local inhabitant of the region as well as to conserve the environment and wildlife.

ACAP has been operated by the National Trust for Nature Conservation.

Things that you will require to apply for ACAP

  • 2X passport size Photos
  • Copy of your passport
  • Name of the trek route
  • Name and address of the trekking company (if relevant)
  • Name and contact info of the guide ( if relevant)
  • Fees for the form

Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) is a must for every trekker if you wish to trek in Nepal. It is required to ensure the safety of the trekker. To apply for the TIMS card, one must have travel insurance.

The TIMS card is governed jointly by the Nepal Tourism Board and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN).

Things that you will require to apply for TIMS card

  • Copy of your Passport
  • 2x copies of Passport size photographs
  • Entry and exit point in your trekking destination
  • Emergency Contact info in Nepal (the guest house you stay in or Agency)
  • Emergency Contact info from your Home Country
  • Itinerary that shows the start and end dates
  • Travel Insurance
  • Fees for the form

Annapurna Circuit trek permit checkpoint at Dharapani

Where to get the permit for Annapurna Circuit Trekking

  • If you are in Kathmandu, you can purchase the entry permit i.e ANCAP and TIMS cards from Nepal Tourism Board Office on Pradarshani Marg, KathmanduTel: +977 1 4256909.
  • If you are in Pokhara then, permits can be purchased from Nepal Tourism Board Service Center in Damside or at the ACAP entry permit counter in Besisahar, Lamjung. TIMS cards can also be purchased from the TAAN Lakeside office in Santi Patan, Pokhara.

Annapurna Circuit Permit Cost

  • Cost for TIMS per person:
      • SAARC Countries: NPR 600; approximately US $6
      • Other Countries: NPR 2000; approximately US $20
  • Cost of TIMS for Group:
      • SAARC Countries: NPR 300; approximately US $3
      • Other Countries: NPR 1000; approximately US $10
  • Cost for ACAP per person :
      • SAARC Countries: NPR 200; approximately US $2
      • Other countries: NPR 3000; approximately US $30

It is to be noted that these prices include 13% VAT (Value Added Tax) compliance. If you join with government registered trekking companies like Peregrine Treks and Tours, you need to obtain Group TIMS Card and the company will provide that TIMS Card to you. You do not need to go to Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN). If you are going to do this trek without joining any trekking company, you must go to Nepal Tourism Board to get the TIMS Card. Nowadays, the Individual TIMS card will provide by Nepal Tourism Board and Group TIMS card will provide by TAAN.

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Important Information on Annapurna Circuit Trek Permit

  • ANCAP and TIMS Card, both are for a single entry.
  • The permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The validity of the permit is based on your application.
  • The price of the permits is the same regardless of how many days you are going.
  • You are required to show your permits in all the counters along the trail. This is for your own safety so please do not fail to do this at each counter.

Conclusion

We hope the information on Annapurna Circuit Trek Permit was able to clear all your doubts. Furthermore, if you have any more questions or queries regarding any travel-related information in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in May: What to expect?

Is May the best time to trek the Annapurna Circuit? It is, without any doubt. May is one of the peak times of the year to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek. During May, the vegetation in the region is at full blossom. You can witness the hills fully covered with multicolor wildflowers and rhododendron blossoms. Thus, It is also known as the season of colors.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in May is a perfect time for trekking. It offers the best weather and temperature condition making it favorable for trekking.

As you may already know that, Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered as one of the best long-distance treks in the world. The Annapurna trail takes you to the magical journey in the Annapurna region that rewards the trekker with breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. You can experience a wide variety of landscapes along with the unique culture of diverse ethnic communities.

The starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek is Besisahar, located in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes at Kali Gandaki Gorge. It is a classical trek that usually takes from 10 to 28 days to complete depending upon the itinerary.

The major highlight of this trek is crossing the mighty Thorong La Pass (5416m), one of the highest mountain pass of the world.

Trekking Annapurna Circuit in May offers clear blue skies with very little chance of rainfall and stable weather condition. Although late-May is considered as the beginning of pre-monsoon, Annapurna Circuit is not affected by this as it is located in the rain shadow area of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massif.

Weather and Temperature Condition of Annapurna Circuit during May

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May is the last month of spring and also the hottest month in Nepal. Even though it is the hottest month, Annapurna Circuit Trek in May offers you the best trekking experience with the best weather and temperature for Annapurna Circuit trekking.

The weather on the Annapurna circuit trail is dry and stable during this time of the year. Days are bright and sunny with clear blue and cloudless skies. The temperature is quite warm during the daytime with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. But as night approaches, the temperature can get pretty chilly. On average, the temperature at night can get as low as 5 degrees Celsius and even lower during the colder days.

Also, the chances of rain are very low in Annapurna Circuit during May. Thus, you can get picture-perfect views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscapes with clear skies. However, you need to be very careful on the trail as it can get very windy during the day.

What are the difficulties for Annapurna Circuit Trek in May?

Taking of the difficulties, Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderately difficult trek. And you can never expect good weather while trekking in Nepal. Here are some of the difficulties you may face during Annapurna Circuit Trek in May:

  • In most of the trek, you will be walking in stone steps. So, you must be very careful as it tends to get very slippery after the rain.
  • Since May is the hottest time of the year, you may get very hot and sweaty while walking in the lower region.
  • Crossing Thorong La Pass (5416m) is the most challenging section of this trek. As it is a high altitude mountain pass, there is a high chance of getting altitude sickness. Thus, you need to take proper rest and walk slowly while ascending.
  • You won’t have any means of communication in the trek as the region have no access to any communication medium.
  • As May is the peak trekking season for Annapurna Circuit Trek, finding accommodation can be a challenge. Thus, pre-booking is recommended
  • Finding pure drinking water in the trail is quite difficult and buy them is very expensive at the higher altitude. Thus, carry your own water bottle and water purifying tablets.
  • Since the weather during the Annapurna Circuit Trek is unpredictable, you may face some bad weather conditions. So, be prepared for the situation.

For more info, please read our blog on “Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty

Thorang La Pass: Highest Point of Annapurna Circuit Trek

Reasons to Trek Annapurna Circuit in May

No need to worry about the rain

As I mentioned earlier, most part of the Annapurna Circuit trail falls under the rain shadow area of the Annapurna ranges, you don’t have to worry about the rain even if you are trekking in the Annapurna Circuit during May. Thus, the trail is dry and free of leeches and mosquitoes in the month of May. Also, the weather is dry with a suitable temperature for trekking.

Amazing Weather

The weather of the Annapurna Circuit during May is usually bright and sunny during the daytime. But the night brings in cold and chilly weather. You can get breathtaking views of the Annapurna ranges throughout the trek. Also, the walk is very comfortable during the day as you don’t need to fear the rain.

Be the part of a better hospitality

During the Annapurna Circuit Trek in May, you will be accommodating in the local teahouses and lodges. Thus, you can explore and get insights into the culture and lifestyle of different ethnic communities of Nepal like Thakalis and Sherpas. Also, the hospitality they provide is the best.

Incredible Landscape View

While trekking the Annapurna Circuit, you will witness picturesque views of the majestic mountain along with the surrounding landscapes. Since Annapurna Circuit trails are best known for its natural views, you explore the green barley field, alpine trees, and great geographic scenario of the natural view of Nepal.

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Packing List for Annapurna Circuit Trek in May

Important Documents

  • Proof of Insurance
  • Nepali currencies in cash for tips, and to purchase Visa
  • Valid passport, extra passport size photos, visa, and ticket
  • Photocopy of your passport and visa
  • Trekking permits

Other Items

  • Gloves
  • Trekking socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Sleeping bags
  • Bandana or headscarf
  • Trekking T-shirts
  • Windcheater
  • Windproof trousers
  • Thermals
  • Shell jackets
  • Down Jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid kits
  • Medicines against fever, diarrhea, headache, cold, etc
  • Water purification tablets
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Toilet paper
  • Quick-drying towels
  • Multi-purpose soap

For detailed info, please read our blog on “Annapurna Circuit Trek Packing list

trekking gear and equipment cost for Annapurna Circuit

Some Tips for Annapurna Circuit Trek in May

  • Wear lightweight and comfortable hiking boots as you will be walking through rocky and rugged trails.
  • If you have problems with your back or have a heavy backpack then, it is better to hire a porter.
  • Always walk at a steady pace and don’t try to rush.
  • Drink enough water and always stay hydrated.
  • Carry some extra snacks with you. You can have chocolates, energy bars, and other instant energy-providing foods if you feel tired while walking.
  • Carry a map of Annapurna Circuit Trek. It will help you to be on track and ensure your safety.
  • Avoid unnecessary items in your luggage.
  • Pre-book for accommodation and food.
  • If you are trekking in late May, carry the proper rain gear.
  • Always carry your important documents like citizenship, photos, passport, and trekking permits. This ensures that you are traveling legally.

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Conclusion

May is one of the best times to trek the Annapurna Circuit trek. Annapurna Circuit Trek in May offers a marvelous view of the natural landscape of the Annapurna region.

Finally, if you have any further questions or queries regarding this trek or any other treks in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.

Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Manaslu Base Camp Trek is another famous trek in the Manaslu region. Situated in the Nepal-Tibet border in the Gorkha district, Manaslu Base Camp Trek is an isolated and remote trek that offers breathtaking views of the mountains, diverse culture and ethnicity, and rich biodiversity. You can get picturesque views of Manaslu Himal (8153m), Ganesh Himal (7319m), Shringi Himal (7187m), and Himal Chuli (7893m) in this 15 Days Manaslu Base Camp Trek.

Manaslu Base Camp Trek takes you to the base of the world’s eighth higher mountain, Mount Manaslu. The name Manaslu was derived from Sanskrit which translates to “Mountain of Soul”. Located somewhere around 64KM east of Annapurna, Manaslu Base Camp Trail was opened for the traveler from all around the world just in 1992. Thus, the trail is still less explored and the beauty is unaltered. It is an untouched natural paradise trail in Nepal.

Manaslu Trek | Manaslu Circuit Trekking | Manaslu Base Camp Trek

When trekking on the Manaslu Base Camp Trail, you will come across several local settlements with welcoming and friendly locals. Most of the inhabitants in the Manaslu Base Camp route are of Tibetan origin. Thus, you can closely explore the real Tibetan lifestyle and find many Buddhist holy monasteries that make this trek spiritual and healing to the soul. Plus, the trail offers amazing views of the Tibetan Plateau.

Manaslu Base Camp is located at an altitude of 4800 meters above sea level. Since most of the Manaslu Base Camp Trek trail is declared as a restricted area by the Nepal Government, trekkers require a special permit to trek in the Manaslu region.

This Manaslu Trekking is strenuous and challenging. It might be quite difficult for beginners. But, with proper preparation and planning, you can conquer this trek.

Major Highlights of This Manaslu Trekking

  • Traverse the majestic Manaslu Base Camp with an up-close view of the Mount Manaslu, 8th highest mountain of the world.
  • Insight into the Tibetan and Buddhist culture
  • Experience the remoted and untouched nature of the Manaslu Region.
  • Enjoy the peaceful and tranquilizing off-the-beaten trek in the less crowded region of Manaslu Base Camp.
  • Trek to the beautiful Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • Breathtaking views of Himlung Himal (7216m\23,345ft) and Mt. Manaslu (8153m/26,748ft).
  • Visit many Buddhist monasteries and remote villages in the region.
  • Natural eye-catching landscape, high glacier lakes, enthralling flora, and fauna.

Manaslu Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 2: Trekking preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Day 3: Drive to Soti Khola (710m/2,330ft) via Arughat (670m/2,198 ft) on private vehicle: 135km, 8-9 hrs drive

Day 4: Soti Khola to Macha Khola (890m/2,920ft) – about 14km, 6-7 hrs

Day 5: Macha Khola to Jagat (1340 M) – about 22km, 8-9 hrs

Day 6: Jagat to Deng (5,917 feet / 1,804 m) – about 21km, 8-9 hrs

Day 7: Deng to Namrung (2,660m/8,725ft) – about 12km, 6-7 hrs.

Day 8: Namrung to Samagaun (3,530m/11,578ft) – about 12km, 7-8 hrs

Day 9: Samagaun to Samdo (3,860m/12,660ft) via Manaslu Base Camp- about 8km, 3-4 hrs

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Samdo

Day 11: Samdo to Dharmasala, also known as Larke La base camp, (4,460m/14,628ft)- about 7km, 3-5 hrs

Day 12: Dharmasala to Bhimtang (3,720m/12,201ft) via Larke La pass – about 12km, 7-9 hrs

Day 13: Bhimtang to Tilje(2300m) – about 16km, 6-7 hrs

Day 14: Tilje to Bagarchap (2160m) and drive to Besisahar to Kathmandu – about 9hrs drive.

Day 15: Final Departure

Manaslu Circuit Trek Distance

When to do Manaslu Base Camp trek?

Best time for Manaslu Base Camp Trek

The best time for Manaslu Base Camp trek is during Spring and Autumn.

Autumn

September, October, and November are the autumn months in Nepal. During autumn, you will experience different weather conditions depending on the time of your trek. If you are trekking in early September then you may experience occasional downpours as it is the shoulder months between monsoon and autumn. Thus, the temperature is cool during early September. And you can experience dry and stable weather during October and November. The views of the mountains are best in this season with the most suitable weather and temperature for trekking. Thus, autumn is the best time to do Manaslu Base Camp Trek.

Spring

Spring is the second-best season for Manaslu Base Camp Trek. March, April, and May are the Spring months in Nepal. Just like autumn, the temperature is cool and the sky is bright and warm during spring. The temperature is just perfect for trekking in spring. And you can enjoy clear blue and cloudless sky along with breathtaking views of the mountains and surrounding landscapes. Thus, the stable weather condition of spring brings in thousands of climbers and trekkers in the Manaslu region.

Off-Season for Manaslu Trek

Winter and Summer are two seasons that are considered as the off-season for the Manaslu Base Camp Trek. But, it is still doable in these seasons. All you need is good preparation and you are good to go.

Winter

December, January, and February fall in the winter season. During December, you can always enjoy a clear sunrise and the sunset. However, some teahouses might be closed during this time as the local migrates to the lower region to avoid the cold weather. Besides that, you must prepare yourself for the heavy snowfall if you are trekking in winter. January is not a favored time for Manaslu Base Camp trek due to the heavy snowfall. It may provoke some trekking interruptions.

Summer/Monsoon

During the summer/monsoon, moderate rain is too common. Due to this, Manaslu Base Camp Trek is not considered during summer. Also, the temperature becomes colder due to the rain. But, the early morning walks in the drizzling rain can be a great refreshment. However, most of the trails are slippery and wet making it more difficult to trek. However, after the dust settles, you will witness the sky come alive.

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trekking gear and equipment cost for Annapurna Circuit

Necessary Packing List For Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Packing light and packing correctly is very crucial for any high altitude trekking in Nepal. A proper packing list will protect you from any weather condition in the high altitude of the Manaslu region. So, you must have quality trekking equipment along with proper clothing gear during the trek.

Here is the thing that you might not want to miss in the packing list during Manaslu Base Camp Trek:

  • Pullover
  • Expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Windstopper jacket
  • Cotton Trousers
  • Shorts
  • Thermal underwear
  • Thermal gloves
  • Cotton Pants
  • Thermal Bottoms
  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Balaclava
  • Thermal T-shirts
  • Inner socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Lamp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trek Bag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water Bottles
  • Thermarest pad
  • Toiletries
  • Wash towel
  • Trekking shoes
  • Waterproof trousers/pants

Physical Requirements and Preparation for the Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Physical Preparation

Manaslu Base Camp trek takes around 15 days to complete. You will be trekking for 6 to 7 hours daily to reach your destination. Plus the trail is full of uphills and downhill with rocky terrain. Thus, this makes the trek even more difficult.

So, you must prepare yourself physically before your actual trek. I highly recommend you start exercising months before the trek. Plus, you may seek assistance from experienced trekkers. It can be a great help.

Consult with your doctor

Health is a major concern while trekking in high altitudes such as Manaslu trek. So, I recommend you consult with your doctor and have a full body check before the trek. You may have pre-existing conditions of blood, lung, and heart. So having your body check is very important.

Travel Insurance

Since Manaslu Base Camp trek is a remote and isolated trek, you will have limited access to the Manaslu region. So, make sure to check on your insurance. Your insurance policy should cover all the medical charges that may come along the way and also a helicopter rescue option in an emergency case.

Difficulties During the Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Landscape and Distance

Manaslu Base Camp trek takes you through a wide variety of landscapes that are difficult to trek and oddly shaped. In addition to that, the total distance of this Manaslu Trekking is around 177 KM which you will have to trek 15 to 20 km each day. With that distance and the steep and rocky trail will surely question your stamina and perseverance. The early days in the trek can be a challenging walk as the trail goes through the Budi Gandaki Gorge.

Crossing the Larke La pass at the altitude of 5160 m is the most challenging section of this trek. Thus, you must be mentally and physically prepared to tackle these difficulties during the trek.

Altitude

The varying altitude is another factor that may cause difficulty during the trek. The Manaslu Trek begins at the altitude of 710m at Soti Khola taking you up to the highest point of the trek at Larke La Pass at 5160m. The body goes through huge changes in the surrounding and you must be able to adjust to that. Thus, there is a high chance of getting altitude sickness in this trek.

So, you must prepare yourself to tackle all the risks of altitude sickness. Learning about altitude sickness and its symptom can be highly helpful. In addition to that, consult your doctor regarding the altitude sickness and its medication before the trek.

For more details: Manaslu Trek Difficulties

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Manaslu Base Camp Trek Cost

If you have decided to do the Manaslu Base Camp Trek, then you might be concerned regarding the budget of the trek. So, here are some detailed breakdowns of the cost:

For more info, please check: Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost

Guides and porters Cost

A guide or porter is a must for trekking in the Manaslu region is a must.

Guides are key to your safety during the trek. So, it is better to hire a licensed trekking guide for trekking in Nepal. He will take you through the safest route, give you information about the area, and also help you find the accommodation at the best price.

Likewise, having a porter will help you carry your luggage throughout the trek. So, you can have an easy walk without having to worry about your luggage.

The guide will charge you around 25$ to 35$ per day including their accommodation, food as well as insurance. And 15$-20$ per day for the porter. A similar charge will be taken by a porter cum guide.

Transportation at Manaslu Base Camp Trek Cost

Soti Khola is the starting point of this Manaslu trek. You can easily get a local bus and jeep to get to Soti Khola. It will cost you around $10 per person if you travel on a local bus. The jeep ride can cost you around $150 and $200.

However, you can share the cost of the jeep with other passengers in the jeep and it will take cost you around $30.

Cost of Food at Manaslu Base Camp Trek

The higher the altitude the higher the cost of the food. In this trek, a meal will cost you around $5. Thus, you will be spending $20 on food for a day on average.

Cost of Accommodation at Manaslu Base Camp Trek

Manaslu Base Camp is one of the famous teahouse treks in Nepal. So, finding accommodation is not a problem in this Manaslu Base Camp Trek. The room can cost you around $6 – $9. The rooms are pretty basic with twin sharing and a separate bathroom.

Required Trekking Permits and their Cost

To trek to the Manaslu Base Camp, you will require three Manaslu trekking permits altogether.

  • Restricted Area permit
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit

Manaslu Restricted Area Permit Cost

  • September to November: USD 100 per week (Additional USD 15 per day beyond a week).
  • December to August: USD 75 per week (Additional USD 10 per day beyond a week)

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit cost is USD 23 per person.

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit

  • Manaslu Conservation Area Permit cost is USD 23 per person.

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Conclusion

Manaslu Base Camp trek is one of the best off-the-beaten-trail treks that offers you a great view of the mountain, diverse culture, varied landscapes, and rich biodiversity. Thus, you will have a great time in the Manaslu region.

Furthermore, if you have any question regarding this trek or any other treks in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.