Cost for taking Langtang Trek

Ever since the first people to reach the Himalayas, trekking has taken a monumental leap as the best adventure sport. Climbing may not be the greatest strength for everyone. And we may not be able to dedicate ourselves to this due to our busy schedules. But one can definitely train to be physically fit enough to walk for a few hours. With or without a rucksack behind your back. It is all worth it for what is believed to be a wonderful experience. The satisfaction you feel when resting and looking up at a mountain peak or the surrounding hill is just priceless. We will learn about the experience and the cost for the trip, under the following subtopics:

  • Nepal and Trekking
  • Where is Langtang located?
  • Places to visit in Langtang trek
  • How can you reach Langtang?
  • Cost for Langtang Trek

Nepal and Trekking

Nepal is a small landlocked country wedged between India and Tibet (under China at the moment) in South Asia. Even though the geographical area of Nepal is relatively small, it is rich in Biodiversity and culture. The country has a rich historical background and houses many historical places for all religions. Apart from that Nepalese are quite well known for their hospitality and friendly nature. An awareness to preserve the tourist destinations has also been taken up the Nepal Government. So all these factors sum to make tourism in Nepal a booming industry.

Having 8 out of the 10 highest peaks, Nepal is the perfect destination to venture into the Himalayas.  Most importantly, trekking has taken a turnover of over 5000 people visiting Nepal for trekking every 6 months. It is nothing to be surprised about. Most of us are not built for climbing or taking an expedition. Thus trekking is the best option for them. Since the fist trekking routes opened for tourists, Nepal’s economic status has increased drastically. Every year thousands of tourists gather around to take magnificent trips to the mountains. 

Where is Langtang located?

Langtang is a region in the Himalayas to the north of the Kathmandu valley bordering Tibet. The Langtang National Park is located in the Langtang valley where more than 5000 people live. The inhabitants there depend on the park for timber and firewood. Most of the residents here are Tamangs. The area has remote landscapes with similarity to the terrain at Tibet. No doubt the area is naturally an area has culturally outstanding. The trekking route offers a variety of rhododendron, bamboo and fir tree forests. A snow-capped mountain range and diversified wildlife. The Langtang valley trek is the closest approach to witnessing the massive snow-capped peaks with rich heritage and Himalayan lifestyle.

Places to visit in Langtang trek

Here we outline the places you will come by during your Langtang Trek. Your entry point for this majestic tour will be from Kathmandu. Where you stay for an extra day kept sightseeing. Then we drive to Dhunche and that’s when the trekking part of the tour begins.

 Our first trekking destination is SyabruBesi, a small village in the Himalayas.

From SyabruBesi, the 13km trek takes us to the village of Lama hotel. After our halt, we leave in the morning for Langtang village. We halt for the night there. Then we head towards Kyanjin Gumba, 9km from Langtang. In the morning, we have the whole day to ourselves as we explore the village. 

From Kyanjin Gumba we leave for Lama Hotel again. Reminiscing the previous visit to the place. Next day, we head towards Syabrubesi and halt for the night. Then we trek towards Dhunche in the morning. Halt at Dhunche village before heading out for Kathmandu the next day. The departure from Kathmandu will be scheduled the following day.

How can you reach Langtang Valley?

Your exciting journey to the Langtang valley begins and ends in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. On your arrival, our staff will be assigned to pick receive and escort you to your hotel. After you are settled in and have rested for a while, our team will conduct an important session. The session will be on the Importance of Acclimatization in a high altitude. It is very important you have acclimatization sessions before you venture at a higher altitude. Rest for the night at a hotel.

In the morning, we go for sightseeing around Kathmandu after breakfast. We will take a drive through the city of Kathmandu and visit the holy temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath Temple. It has a historic significance, and our guides will walk you through it. Next, we visit the holy abode of the Buddhists, Boudha Stupa. The site has its own story and you can enjoy the tranquility surrounding it. If time permits, we will then visit the Swayambhunath temple. Another Hindu temple. We return back to our hotel to rest for the night.

The following day, we take a drive to the town of Dhunche which is a 6 hours drive. Upon reaching we will assemble, and after a few words from the tour guide, we begin our trekking. You can enjoy the picturesque landscape, mountain scenery and the small hamlets in the region. You can also get a spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Kerung too of Tibet. Once you reach Syabrubesi (1420m), we will halt for the night at a nearby lodge.

 After breakfast, we gently walk away from Syabrubesi. We continue until we reach a tall trail and ascend it going past terrace fields and oak and maple forests. You can also find alder and bamboo trees in the forest. On a lucky day, you can come across the yellow-throated marten, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, and red panda. You also come across a few birds as well. We cross streams viHimalayana suspension bridges and go past many small villages. You will walk across the trail along the Langtang river before you enter another bunch of bamboo forests. The trail further leads straight to Lama hotel(2340m). Halt for the night there.

Then we make our way towards Langtang village (3480m). The route takes us uphill that becomes steeper as you ascend till we reach a dense forest. Further, we cross a log bridge and finally make a steep climb uphill. From the summit, the forest you can see several lodges and the National Park check post. Continuing we enter a wide valley where we witness water-driven mills, yak pastures and prayer wheels along the trail. There are also many mani walls representing the Buddhist religion. After passing a small stream we reach the beautiful hamlet of Langtang. The inhabitants are mostly Tamang and Sherpas. Halt for the night there.

Today, we make our way towards Kyanjing Gumba(3870m). It is a gentle walk through yak pastures and quaint traditional villages from Mumdu to Singdum villages. We cross-stone mani walls and wooden bridges until we reach our destination for the day. You can explore the gumba ( a monastery), the Yak cheese factory and the beautiful locality. The village looks even more beautiful with the views of Mt. Langtang Lirung and Mt. Ganchempo. Halt for the night at the village.

It is acclimatization day today, and it is mainly to make your body adjust to the high altitude. Side by side it also ensures you get good rest and enjoy your trip. You are free to explore the village. During a specific time, you will get a better and closer view of Mt. Lirung. As an acclimatization exercise, you can head to climb Tsergo Ri(4984m) or Kyanjing Ri(4700m). You can also opt to take a glacier walk to Langhisa Kharka if you are fit enough for it. Those who venture is rewarded with an amazing view of the snow-capped mountains, and the surrounding ridges and moraines. Overnight stay at Kyanjing Gumba.

We say goodbye to Kyanjing Gumba the next day and move towards Lama Hotel (2340m).

We retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel following the Langtang Khola on a downhill sloping trail. If you remember the technique of walking downhill, you will not tire out or hurt yourself. Although the trail leads you for a peaceful walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel. We make our stop at a lodge at the village.

We are coming to the end of the trekking journey, so hope you are doing well. If not, the trip is about to end. After breakfast, we take the downhill trail towards Syabrubesi village (1900m). It is an easy walk through a forest filled with rhododendron and bamboo trees. You may come across wild boars and other small animals, but the birds are abundant in these areas. The flowing stream nearby makes the walk a serene incident. On the route, you will witness the marvelous close-up view of Ganesh Himal. A steep uphill walk from here takes us to Syabrubesi. We halt for the night there.

After breakfast, we head downhill through a pleasant valley, forested path, passing some Tamang villages and few streams. Which you need to cross with the help of suspension bridges. Then we reach Dhunche (1650m). We have lunch at the lodge, after that you are free to loiter around Dhunche. Dhunche is actually the headquarters of the Rasuwa District.

We spend the night at the lodge.

Next day, we finish up with breakfast then rest for a while. In the afternoon, we take a drive to Kathmandu, which means it is the end of your trekking. Once you reach the hotel in Kathmandu, we will leave you to rest. In the evening, we will have a traditional Nepalese dinner and celebrate the success of the trip. You can share your experience with us and we definitely are open for any feedback. We rest the night.

In the morning, depending on your flight schedule, you will be escorted to the airport 3 hours before departure. Wishing you a safe flight, and hoping you had a great adventure in Nepal.

Cost for Langtang Trek

The cost of embarking on Langtang Trek is differential and can be different from other travel agencies. Another thing that can have an impact on your cost is the season. Also the availability of the resources required to venture to the destination. In order to be absolutely sure about your total cost, please get in touch with our tour expert or sales staff. However, inclusions and exclusions, no matter how much your total comes to are listed below.

Service Included:

  • All meals and accommodations in tea houses during the trek
  • Guide|Trek leader
  • Porters for the trek
  • Insurance for guide and porters
  • National Park fees
  • Trekking permit (TIMS)
  • Transportation Kathmandu|Syabrubesi and return
  • Climb High duffle bag
  • First-Aid kit
  • Hotel in Kathmandu – 4 nights
  • Rescue arrangements
  • VAT.

Services Excluded: 

  • Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency
  • Soft and hard drinks
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Tips for staff and porters
  • Any other expenses in case of any natural disaster.

Langtang trek- 13 Days 12 Nights Itinerary

The Himalayas has always been a symbol of enchantment since ages past. People have been entering the realms of the mountains just to get enticed by there beauty. In order to make the journey even more fulfilling, the government has taken many measures. Currently, in Nepal, the yearly tourists turnover has reached new heights. So much so, preventive measures have been taken to preserve these sites from being misused. In this study, we will learn about Langtang Trek, a popular trek to the mountains. We will be discussing the itinerary under the following subtopics:

  • Nepal and Nepal tourism
  • Langtang Trek: Intro
  • Places to travel in Langtang trek?
  • 13 Days 12 Nights Itinerary for Langtang Trek
  • Which is the best time to visit Langtang?

Nepal and Nepal tourism

Nepal is a magical country. Though considered a third world country, it is well known as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Quite rightly so too. There are many places to visit if one is looking for a religious journey. There are many temples and monasteries scattered around the country. The lakes are wonderful destinations for a peaceful evening. But tourism in Nepal has been dominated by adventure activities. In 2019, the tourist toll has taken a massive increment for people visiting to venture into the mountains. 

Nepal has a very busy tourism department. Most importantly tourism holds the spot for the main source of income for the economy of Nepal. Steps are taken by the government, as well as the people to conserve the tourist destinations mainly the mountain region of the Himalayas. There are Conservation Acts and Preventive authorities for certain regions. There are also permits and entrance fees required to venture into certain areas. All of this, just to make sure that people have a wonderful trip. At the same time preserve those areas.

Langtang Trek: Intro

Langtang valley is the closest Himalayan valley from Kathmandu allowed for trekking. One can explore the remote region after a few hours drive from the main city. The people in the Langtang regions mainly follow Buddhism, and the culture is similar to that of Tibet. Due to the remoteness and the natural beauty of the valley, it is one of the best tourist destinations. Nearest to Kathmandu as well. The trekking trail leads you through a variety of rhododendron and bamboo filled forests. Vast open landscapes are similar to the terrain in Tibet. Breath-taking views of the mountains and a variety of birds and animals. 

Langtang Trek begins with a drive to Dhunche. Langtang valley is hidden between the Himalayas, 200 km from Kathmandu. The trail is on some easy path and gives trekkers an authentic mountain experience. The trail takes you across many naturally sprouting waterfalls and glaciers. We come across several ancient monasteries and many wonderful viewpoints on our way. Out of which, Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri give the best views around.

Places to travel in Langtang trek?

The Langtang journey starts at Kathmandu, where the headquarters of Climb High is located. After halting for two days for necessary paper works and short sightseeing, we drive to Dhunche. The next day the trekking starts, and the first stop is Syabrubesi. From there on we make our way to Lama Hotel. From Lama Hotel we venture on through the Langtang valley towards Langtang village. 

Next, we make our way to Kyanjin Gumba where we have an acclimatization session the whole day the next day. After a day of exploring, we make our way back to Lama Hotel. From Lama Hotel, we hike towards Syabrubesi via sherpa Gaon. then finally back to Kathmandu to mark the end of your journey.

13 Days 12 Nights Itinerary for Langtang Trek

A climb high staff will pick you up from the airport and escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After check-in, you can rest for a while. In the evening we will conduct a brief session on the importance of acclimatization in the Himalayas. As acclimatization is important to avoid sickness at high altitudes. No further activities for the day.

The next day, we explore the city of Kathmandu. Our guide will take you through the city to visit the famous Pashupatinath temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple stands beside the sacred Bagmati river. Then we head towards Boudhanath Stupa, the biggest Buddhist Stupa in the world. If time allows, we can also visit the Swayambhunath Temple, another temple masterpiece. In the evening, we will complete the necessary paperwork necessary for the trip. 

In the morning, we have a hearty breakfast and get into the cab taking us to Dhunche(1950m). It is a 7-8 hour drive on the northern highway, with twists and turns. The drive is through picturesque terrains, wonderful Himalayan scenery, and many small villages. We also come across magnificent views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and other smaller ranges. Upon reaching we will check in the lodge at Dhunche to rest for the night.

Our trekking starts this day. We make our way through a bumpy off road to Thulo Bharku. It is a small village inhabited by the Tamang community. We go past an ascending trail through a rhododendron forest. Till we reach a wonderful picnic spot right in the apple field. The views of Ganesh Himal and the Tibetan Mountain range is marvelous. After having our lunch we descend for about 2 hours to reach Syabrubesi(2210m). Syabrubesi is a large Tamang village. We rest for the night at a lodge there.

After breakfast, we make our way to Lama Hotel (2500m). The trail takes a dip towards a small village where we need to cross the Langtang river via a suspension bridge. We reach a forest filled with oak, rhododendron and bamboo trees. Animals are also plenty in this forest. We can come across yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langurs, red pandas, and the Himalayan black bear. We continue descending through the forest then follow the trail uphill towards Pairo. It is a small village with a few lodges and tea houses. A little further up the trail, we reach Lama Hotel. 

We continue further ahead, and this time we hike towards Langtang (3430m). From hereon, the walk is mostly uphill. We first walk uphill along the left bank of Langtang river, basically a forest. It is filled with hemlocks, maples and rhododendron trees. We continue through it to reach Ghoda Tabla(2970m). The trail then takes a deserted turn as we continue our ascent up the Langtang valley. After a few prayer wheels and several water-driven mills, we reach Langtang village. He halts for the night at a Lodge here.

Today, we make our way through the village and climb uphill past a Chorten and Mani walls. Once you reach the riverbed, the trail tales a u-turn taking you to Kyanjin Gumba(3830m). It is a short hike and you can spend the afternoon exploring the area after lunch. We can visit the Kyanjin Glacier and the Kyanjin monastery there. You can also enter the Yak cheese factory to taste the cheese and yogurt sold there. The acclimatization session is up for grabs and we spend the night at a tea house in the village.

This day, we have our acclimatization session at Kyanjin. We rise up early in the morning to avoid missing the view. Then we visit Kyanjin Ri (4850m) and Tserko Ri(5000m) where we get the best views of the snow-capped mountains. We also get spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji, and the huge Langtang Lirung Glacier. Then we return back to the village for lunch and you can spend the rest of the day exploring the valley. No further activities for the day. 

After submerging ourselves to the beauty of the village, we make our way back to Lama Hotel. We retrace the steps we took the day before, and it is all downhill from here. On the way, we can enjoy fantastic views of the towering mountains. You can take it slow if you missed anything before. Once we reach Lama hotel, we will have our lunch and you spend the remaining day exploring the village. Rest at the lodge.

In the morning we have breakfast. Then we continue our trek through the sloping hillside. After a while, the trail ascends as we make our way to Brindhim village. Here you can get a great view of Ganesh Himal range, Tibet range and splendid view of the valley. We have our lunch then head downhill. This time, we reach the confluence of the Langtang River and Bhote Koshi river before reaching Syabrubesi village. We rest for the night at a lodge there.

After breakfast, we take a short hike to the village of Dhunche. The trail is seamlessly plain though bumpy before we reach the village. The trekking trail is the same which we took at the beginning of the trek. As we make our way to Dhunche, you can be assured your trek has come to an end. We spend the remaining day, resting and strolling around Dhunche. Rest for the night.

In the morning, we have breakfast, then we take a cab saying farewell to the Himalayas and back to civilization. The highway is the same one which we took before, amidst views of the mighty snow-capped peaks and surrounding hills. Past villages till we reach the hotel in Kathmandu. A trip well taken, we rest for the day. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner of delicious Nepalese cuisine.

The following morning, we say our final goodbyes and hopes to see you again. Depending on your flight schedule take you to the airport a few hours before departure time. You can also leave your feedback before you depart. 

Which is the best time to visit Langtang?

The best seasons to trek to Langtang is during autumn and spring. Autumn is from September to December and spring stretches from March to May. The weather is warm and the heat is bearable. There will be very little or no rainfall. The sky will be clear allowing you to get the best view of the mountains. Apart from that, the trail is also in good condition and there is fewer chances for landslides or avalanches.

Langtang Trek

Experience a stunning Langtang trek in Nepal. It is the best way to make your trekking dream convert into reality. A trek to Langtang is a great alternative to the much longer and more committing treks in Nepal. Yet it contains all of the flavor and excitement of trekking. With awe-inspiring views of some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. These treks are carefully organized to ensure you have plenty of time to acclimatize comfortably. Making sure you can enjoy the trekking experience to the full.

The Langtang Valley is a beautiful high remote Himalayan valley which is nevertheless within easy reach of Kathmandu. Easy to access without needing an internal flight like so many others Nepal treks.

The rich ecosystem of the valley is well preserved. The region has a rural landscape comprising of villages, terraced farms and forests encircled with green hills. With a backdrop of the white Himalayan ranges. It is a five-day approach to the heart of the Langtang valley. It is possible to make the trek back to Dhunche in three days. Kyanjin Gompa at 4,300m is the last point of this trek. Here from the moraine, there is a spectacular view of Langtang Lirung. Few other trekking peaks are present around this area. And your trekking can be combined with more adventures if you are interested.

The route is a scenic one through dense bamboo and rose tree forests. That will take you past waterfalls and snow-capped mountain peaks. The trek has some of the best views of the Annapurna Range.

Langtang Valley a charm of Nepal gives you an unbelievable trekking destination that you had never experienced it before. Situated in the North of Kathmandu, from the valley, the national park has been spread over an area of 1710 sq. km. The National Park is one of the first of its kind in Nepal.

A trek is not just to explore the beauty of the entire destination also it gives a peaceful experience and makes your body and mind refresh, you can also get a chance to interact the culture and tradition of the Langtang people, Langtang valley is really one of the gems of the Himalayan country, Nepal.

Eight of the ten highest peaks in the world are located in Nepal. Therefore Nepal is commonly referred to as the “roof of the world”. Especially known to most the mighty Mount Everest. Thus a lot of people travel from all over to capture a glimpse of the world’s tallest peak.

The tallest mountain Mount Everest is just a way of what there to discover in Nepal. With some of the most unique teahouses, monasteries and friendly locals you will come across anywhere on the planet. This is where the Langtang valley is located.

Langtang trek region is less crowded trekking zone than Everest trekking & Annapurna trekking trails. Also, easy access to reach all Langtang trekking destination without any flights.  Langtang valley trek offers the splendid view of Rhododendron, bamboo and pine forest. With swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy downs, and meadows to Daisies. Alongwith Wild Premolar, majestic waterfalls flowing over mammoth boulders and soothing hot springs. 

Therefore, if you also want to go trekking then Climb High Himalaya is a good trekking agency that can take you to this particular trekking destination. They also offer the best Itinerary along with comfortable accommodation and vehicle facilities.  

How to reach Mera Peak?


If you have a trekking experience in the highest peak and the Himalayas then there is no  toughness to climb in the height of Mera peak, one can easily reach the destination without any difficulties, but in some higher altitude there will be bit difficulties, but don’t worry about it that difficulties will disappear when you have a proper peak climbing skills, appropriate gears, and physically fit body you can successfully win it.

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Your journey to Mera Peak is somewhere between a trek and a climb, for the most part of a trip to Mera peak is like a regular trek. So get ready to climb and trek to make a record on your life history.

How tough is to climb the Mera Peak here are some of the lists that determine the difficulty level of these expeditions.

• The total distance that you cover to reach Mera Peak Summit

• Mera Peak Climbing Duration

• Weather and Temperature of the Mera Peak route

• The Mera Peak Climbing Route

• Highest points of Mera Peak Climbing

• Physical stamina during the Mera Peak Climbing

Let me tell you some about Mera Peak

Mera Peak is officially one of the highest of Nepal’s permitted trekking peaks, rises to the south of Everest. Mera stands at 6,476m. The first ascent of Mera was made by J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing on 20 May 1953 by the route from the Mera La. By this standard route from the Mera La, the ascent is technically straightforward, however after a heavy fall of snow or when the maze of the crevasses are open, the way can be long and demanding.

Mera Peak climbing is a moderate trek in the foothills of giant mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Lobuche and more. This is among the easier climbing peak than others.

Trekking information and itineraries

After summiting Mera peak, you will continue your trek and walk down to Kongmadingma and hike through the Hongu valley. At the pass, your guide and climbing Sherpas will set up fixed ropes and descend down towards the Imja valley. After the Amphulaptsa pass, you will continue your trek towards Lukla.

Arrive in Luka

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It takes 45 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is located in an altitude of 2,840m. From Lukla the path traverses south-east through the forest, crossing several cascading streams. The first camp is at Chutanga 3,400 m.

Chutanga to Kharka

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After reaching Chutanga you can take a rest and hike up to Kharka Tang for acclimatization and return down to Chutanga. It takes a 3-hour walk to Kharka Tang. It is situated in a height of 4,050m.

Kharka to Tuli Kharka

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Then after you can straight ahead from Kharka Tang it will take 5 hr walk to Tuli Kharka crossing Zatrwa Lal which is at 4,600m / 15,000 ft. Tuli Kharka is at 4,400 m. Tuli Kharka to Kotay

After trekking all these routes you can move downhill walk to Kotay, it takes 5 hours to reach Kotay form Tuli Kharka. Kotay is at 3,500m.

Kotay to Tagnag

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Another trekking route that can be meet from Kotay is Tagnag which can be reached in 6 hours, Tagnag is at 4,246 m. There are summer settlements here and also has two or three lodges that will be open during the trekking season, one can easily stay here and rest for one day.

What are the things that you can explore while trekking through these entire destinations:

While trekking through traveler can explore the remote and beautiful village in Solukhumbu. One can get the opportunity to explore the majestic Hinku valley, after that you can also explore Namche Bazaar, the highest trade center of the world. Other then while passing through the route you can see some of the quaint little village calledPanguam, Nagindingma, Kothe.

How long it takes to trek Mera Peak

Mera Peak trek is 78-miles long. The trails welcome you with a beautiful and comfortable trek in the rhododendron and pine forests. After these, you walk past the trails littered with glaciers that rest in the lap of tall mountains. You will be trekking on rough terrains, along glaciers, crevasses, and climbing to the summit.

Weather information for Mera Peak

The weather conditions at high altitudes are unpredictable. A perfectly good day can turn into a bad climatic condition. And with the change in the weather conditions, the difficulty level of this trek also varies.

So, you must choose the season and weather of Mera that is ideal for you. In this way, you can get the great experience trek in your Mera Peak climb.

Best Month to visit Mere Peak

April, May, late September and October is the best month to visit Mera Peak, during this month the weather conditions remain more clear and stable, while trekking one can feel the warmness.

So your trek and climb tour in Mera Peak will be one of the most stunning and remarkable.

How many types of trekking accommodation can you experience in Mera Peak

Camping

On your trip to Mera Peak camping is the most important, one may set up tents and make your own meals and drinks

You will sleep in tents out in the elements during the nights. You must prepare yourself to sleep at least 5 nights in the beautiful outdoors. If camping is your forte, this will not be difficult. You will be comfortable with sleeping and managing a good level of hygiene and comfort in camping.

The weather condition is unpredictable at this altitude. It can change drastically, with a wide range of conditions: from warm to cold or windy and snowy. If you are not used to camping, then this might become a challenge for you.

Teahouse trekking

Teahouse one of the best lodge that you can find In Nepal, where travelers can stay without having any trouble getting all the possibilities and warm hospitality. One can also spend time having hot and tasty tea.

Equipment that is required while you go for a trek

Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on a brand new kit you’re not sure of.

Finally

Climbing and Hiking to Mera Peak is one of the thrilling and heart taking adventures that you will experience after doing the activities like these. Trekking and climbing is not just a waste of money but it gives a chance to yourself to prove that you are strong and health-conscious.

The difficulties and the hardness that depends while trekking in Mera peak is just a blink of an eye, you can experience by yourself while you yourself go for doing activities in Mera Peak.

So, if you the one dreaming to go for trekking in the Himalayas then Mera peak will be the best trekking experience that you do and make one of the most memorable in your life history.

What is the cost for Mera Peak?

For more than a decade, mankind has been enticed by the beauty of the Mountains. Even before the first pioneers of Mountaineering, pilgrims have ventured for attaining atonement in the Himalayas. Today, expeditions have become even more popular day by day. Every year there are hundreds of tourists lining up to book a passage to these mystical mountains. Likewise, Nepal faces the same ordeal today. The cost of a visit has increased due to its growing popularity. At the same time, measures have been taken to preserve these areas for further publicity. Here we will learn about Mera Peak Climb under the following subheadings:

  • Nepal and Nepal tourism
  • How hard is Mera Peak Climb?
  • What to explore during Mera Peak Climb?
  • Where to stay during Mera Peak Climb?
  • Cost for Mera Peak Climb

Nepal and Nepal tourism

Nepal is a small democratic country in South Asia. Though a small third world country, Nepal is rich in geographical diversity. The difference in terrain has made Nepal a unique attraction for tourists. Apart from that, there are many holy places to visit during your stay in Nepal. Furthermore, Nepal is the home for 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world too. Including Mighty Everest. There are special permits required to venture into these areas, as it falls under the Conservation Act. 

With such vast landscapes, come great responsibilities. And Nepal doesn’t disappoint us in this context. Tourism has taken its toll and has become the main industry for Nepal’s economy. The Nepalese government is also behind for helping with the smooth running of tourism in Nepal. Thus tourism is gaining more popularity as we speak. And why not? Anyone who has taken a trip around Nepal with a Nepali travel agency has had the best traveling experience.

How hard is Mera Peak Climb?

Mera Peak is located in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal, to the south of Mount Everest. It is the highest peak permitted for trekking and climbing in Nepal. Since the trip is at a high altitude, acclimatization is a very essential requirement. Our packages are customized accordingly so that there is ample time kept aside for acclimatization. You will not only adapt to the altitude but also enjoy the trip to the fullest. The trek to Mera Peak Base Camp is a relatively easy trek. However, to go beyond the Base Camp, one needs to get properly trained on climbing and using the various equipment.

Say you have had past experience with trekking at high altitudes and if you coped well. Then this is the perfect setup for you. High altitude trekking will not take into consideration the fitness level you are in. However, Mera Peak Climb is a comparatively tougher climb at this altitude. At a height of 6476 meters, the content of oxygen in the air is also quite less. So acclimatization is very necessary. Though the climb requires a fit and healthy body, it is definitely not a technical climb. Therefore the climb requires much stamina and endurance but doesn’t require any technical skills to complete the climb.

What to explore during Mera Peak Climb?

Mera Peak Climb brings you an exciting and the most anticipated trip to the Himalayas. Prepare to be dazzled by the combination of several terrains, across suspension bridges, through green valleys and quaint villages. Apart from this, you will come across great viewpoints. These viewpoints give us the best views of all the mountain peaks in the Solukhumbu district. Specifically, panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga can be sighted on this trail. 

Mera Peak Climb is growing in popularity among trekkers and climbers due to its combination of various elements. The challenge of trekking across different landscapes and climbing a physically challenging peak is indeed something to look forward to. We will trek through the unspoiled yet uninhabited Hinku valley below Mera Peak. At some locations, we need to walk through a gorgeous pass with spectacular viewpoints. We venture in and out of forests filled with rhododendron, bamboo and fir trees. Birds are plenty in the forests and our trail. But we need to be very lucky to come across mountain animals in this route.

At the camp, you have the chance to explore the huge base camp. You might go crazy at the sight of mountain walls surrounding you at camp. We will be camping in tents there, so you can enjoy the feeling of camping in the mountains. See how beautiful the night sky looks when you are so close to the massive structures. To sum it all up, explore the beauty of Nature amidst the serenity of the Himalayas.

Where to stay during Mera Peak Climb?

Mera Peak Climb begins and ends in the city of Kathmandu unless there is a change in your schedule. Kathmandu will be the only location where you will be staying at a hotel. As you start your trek. your stay will vary between lodges and tea houses in villages. At the base camp and high camp however, we will be putting up tents to rest for the night. 

So, Kathmandu, where everything begins. The first day will be a rest day and if you want, you can go shopping around the city. The following day, our staff will take you sightseeing in Nepal’s most popular destinations. Specifically, we visit Pashupati Nath temple, built in order to honor Lord Shiva. Boudha Stupa, a holy abode for the Buddhists. If time permits, we will visit the Swayambhu temple as well. In the evening, we will complete the paperwork required to get permits to visit some areas in the Himalayas.

Next, we take a mountain flight to the scenic mountain airport at Lukla. The view of the surrounding mountains before the landing is nothing other than spectacular. We halt for the night at Lukla in one of the lodges there. 

After breakfast, we leave for Chutanga (3200m). The trail first leads us through rhododendron and pine tree forest along steep hillsides. Small settlements also come into view at intervals as we make our way further up the trail. Till we reach the slopes towards Chutanga. Throughout our trek, rhododendron trees will dominate the vegetation. We halt for the night at Chutanga.

The next day we hike towards Chatara La (4500m). We trek uphill through Chatara pass with spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongde Ri and Karlyong Peaks apart from many others. There is another chance of running into wild animals in the dense rhododendron forest. We pass many scenic points as we trek further while we finally descend a steep hill to enter Thuli Kharka. A little further and we reach the village of Chatara La where we spend our night.

The following day, we leave for Kothe (3800m). Along with rhododendron trees, we find juniper, pine and other trees populating the forest on the trail. This day, we are sure to get magnificent views of Mera Range and the Hinku Valley. In some occasions, we encounter different wild animals like sloths, bears, jungle cats and much different variety of birds. We have our lunch at Thakthor before continuing towards Kothe. We halt at a tea house at Kothe.

After breakfast, we head towards Thagnak(4300m). We take the west bank towards the valley to Tangnag(4360m). The path has a gradual ascent providing excellent views of the nearby mountain peaks. Further along the path we come across a more close up view of Mt. Charpate and Mera La. Before reaching Thagnak, we also pass an old Gumba perched on a high rock. Then we reach the simple yet peaceful village of Thagnak and here we rest for the night.

Next, we take the trail towards Khare (5000m). We come across an excellent valley opening to the sight of Hinku Nup glacier and the nearby peaks. It is indeed a spectacular sight from the valley where you stand. The path then descends a bit and takes us to a sandy bowl to the steep stream which emerges from Dig Kharka. After a few miles, the path becomes steeper as we make our way to Khare village. We halt for the night at Khare.

We have an acclimatization session at Khare. Acclimatization is an important element in high altitude trekking and climbing. You can explore the village which gives us a particularly explicit view of Mera Peak. A training session will also be held by our peak climbing experts. They will also brief you about the use of various equipment needed for the climb. We have a big day ahead, so make sure you have a good night’s rest.

We start early after breakfast, and this time we make our way towards Mera High Camp (5800m). It is a 2-3 hour of hiking until we reach the base camp. We take the steep route with views of several mountain ranges leaving you spellbound. Amidst others, we get a clear view of Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, and Kusum Kanguru mountains. You will get another great view of Mera Peak and its glaciers as you trek towards High camp The views from High Camp is also worth mentioning since it is at a great vantage location. We set up tents up to rest for the night at Mera Peak High Camp.

The following day, we will attempt to climb the Mera Peak (6400m). Make sure you follow instructions from the guides during your summit. The view from the summit reflects on the magic mountain peaks have on humans. We witness incredible views of Baruntse (7129m), Nau Lekha (6360m) and Chamlang (7319m) with Makalu (8481m) in the backdrop. Once we savor in the spectacular views of the peaks, we make our descent back to High Camp. After resting for a while, we walk downhill retracing our steps back to the village of Khare. Overnight at Khare.

Next, we trek back to Kothe, retracing our steps. We reach Tagnag first, where we have our lunch. Then make our descent to Kothe to rest for the night.

The next morning, we head towards Thuli Kharka after breakfast. We follow the same trail along with rhododendron, fir and juniper forests. Across the viewpoints where we went in awe before. We halt for the night at the village of Thuli Kharka.

Following morning, we make our way back to Lukla. We pass the green pastures and the peaceful valleys taking us through rhododendron laden forest. We pass the viewpoints looking at several mountain ranges in the distance till we reach Lukla village. This is the end of your mountain adventure as we enter civilization. Overnight stay at Lukla.

In the morning, we take the mountain flight to Kathmandu from the hilly airport at Lukla. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a stroll around Thamel. You can go shopping in the bustling market there. If there are any souvenirs, you can buy them in one of the stalls put up. In the evening, we will arrange a farewell dinner for the party. Overnight at the hotel.

On the final day, our staff will escort you to the airport for your flight. Depending on the schedule, the cab will reach you there a few hours before the departure. This brings us to the end of the adventure.

Cost for Mera Peak Climb

The cost of taking this trip varies with a travel agency to agency, but most of the things included and excluded will remain the same. The cost will also depend on the number of people taking the trip, the facilities one has opted to use during the trek. And also the duration one requests to take this trek. So the services that are included in the cost of your itinerary includes:

  • Flights Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu,
  • Airport tax,
  • Domestic baggage 15kg,
  • All meals and accommodations in tea houses during the trek,
  • Guide|Trek leader,
  • Porters for the trek,
  • Insurance for guide and porters,
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees,
  • Trekking permit (TIMS),
  • Climb High duffle bag,
  • First-Aid kit,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu – 4 nights,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • VAT.

Services that are excluded are:

  • Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency and from Lukla, if normal scheduled flights can’t fly due to weather disturbance,
  • Soft and hard drinks,
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
  • Meals in Kathmandu,
  • Bottled mineral water,
  • Personal trekking gear,
  • Tips for guides and porters,
  • any other expenses in case of any natural disaster

How tough is to climb Mera Peak?

Get ready for an exciting peak climbing in the heart of the Himalayas. Nepal is the perfect destination for many trekking and mountaineering adventures. For many years people have entered Nepal to witness the true beauty of the Himalayas. In this study, we will learn about how difficult it is to climb Mera Peak and how we reach there. To make it a wholesome read, we have included the following topics:

  • Nepal and Trekking
  • Where is Mera Peak located?
  • Places to visit in Mera Peak Climb
  • How can you reach Mera Peak?
  • Best time to take Mera Peak Climb

Nepal and Trekking

Nepal is a small democratic country in South Asia, surrounded by India and China. Though the geographical area of Nepal is small, the land is rich in a vast variety of terrain. It is a diversified country with great cultural stability. Apart from this, Nepal also has 8 of the 10 highest peaks in the world within its territory. Out of which, Mount Everest is one. Since ages past, mountain lovers have taken ventures into the heart of the mountains. Either to trek or to climb peaks, people have been entering the Himalayas for hundreds of years.

There is no doubt that tourism is the main investment in Nepal’s economy. In this, trekking plays a vital role since most tourists come to take a hike on the Himalayan slopes. Due to the growing popularity of trekking in Nepal, the Nepalese Government has taken actions. For instance, the trekking trail is well maintained. There are permits required to enter some of the areas in the Himalayas. And these areas are preserved and looked after by the artificials. There are also many associations fighting to maintain the balance between nature and humanity. Their primary policy, ‘Leave only footprints, take only memories’ .

Where is Mera Peak located?

Mera Peak is the highest permitted trekking peak in Nepal. It is located in the Mahalangur section, of the Khumbu region, and lies to the south of Mount Everest. The entrance to Mera Peak is on the Everest Trail and the trek usually starts from Lukla Airport. It is one of the main peaks in the Sagarmatha Conservation site. Mera Peak stands at an elevation of 6476 meters and remains a great vantage point for the perfect scenery. Atop Mera Peak, we get a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, and Cho Oyu. The trail is a commonly used trail and is well maintained. The trek to Mera peak is not difficult but a fairly easy one.

Places to visit in Mera Peak Climb

Mera Peak Climb is conducted through a high altitude area. Thus acclimatization sessions are necessary to avoid sickness in these regions. Therefore, our packages are designed to include ample time for acclimatization and to fully enjoy the trip. If there is anything extra you might require on your trip, you can definitely let us know. We will work on it and give you the best resolution.

The trip begins in Kathmandu, with a few sights before you embark on this flavored journey. We fly to Lukla after our stay at Kathmandu then make our way to Chutok (a.k.a ‘Paiya’). After our stay at Chutok, we head towards Panggom village. Thereafter we ascend towards the village of Ningsow. Then we cross the Pasang Lhamu trail to enter Chhatra Khola. Kothe is next on the agenda. From Kothe, we hike towards Thaknak. Then from Thaknak, we leave for Khare. Here we will conduct our first acclimatization session and pre-climbing training. 

Then from Khare, we head towards Mera Peak High Camp. The next day, we summit Mera peak and descend to Khare. From Khare, we trek to the village of Kothe. Then from Kothe, we pass Chortens to reach Tuli Kharka. From Tuli Kharka we descend the Lukla valley to the village of Lukla. The next day we take a flight towards Kathmandu to end your Mera Peak Climb. 

How can you reach Mera Peak?

As mentioned, your trip will begin from Kathmandu. On your arrival, our staff will escort you to your hotel and will let you settle in. the rest of the day is free. So you can take a stroll around town and experience the various Nepalese cuisines. If there are any necessary items you want to take with you on your trip, you can explore the shops. We rest for the night at the hotel.

The next day, our guide will take you to visit the Pashupati Nath Temple, built in the favor of Lord Shiva. Then the peaceful holy abode of the Buddhists, Boudha Stupa. If time permits we can also visit the SwayambhuNath Temple. We will have our lunch in the city, then head back to the hotel. In the evening, we will complete all the necessary documents required for the trip. Our staff will also conduct a briefing on the ‘Importance of Acclimatization at High altitudes’. The trip will also be explained to you. We rest at the hotel.

In the morning, we take a flight to Lukla after breakfast. The mountainous airport is famous for the bumpiest landing strip. And of course, the splendid view of the surrounding mountains before we make the landing. On landing, we meet the rest of the staff accompanying you on the trip. We begin our trek from the airport through a jungle trail and across a suspension bridge crossing Handi Khola. Then we reach the village of Sukre. We have our lunch there and then continue south past Chutok La pass. After a while, we reach the small village of Chutok (2730m), also known as Paiya. We halt for the night here.

We make our way towards Panggom (2865m). At first, we descend towards a small bridge. Thereon, we take a slippery trail to cross the Kari La pass. The pass takes us through a rhododendron and bamboo forest on the narrow trekking trial. We also come across a wonderful sight of the Dudh Koshi Valley. We continue on towards the village of Panggom and halt for the night at the village.

After breakfast, we leave Panggom to go past Panggom La Pass. The trail takes a steeper slope till we turn north. We come across Peseng Kharka Khola first, and after a few corners, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. Thereafter we need to cross the Ningsow Khola via suspension bridge before reaching the village of Ningsow (2860m). We spend the night in the village.

Today, we leave the village towards Chhatra Khola (2800m). The trail ascends at first and then descends as we move further up the route. As we go further we reach Ramailo Danda. You can immerse yourself in the splendid views of Mera Peak and Salpa from the viewpoint. After a slight ascend and descend in the trail, we make our entrance to the Makalu Barun National Park. The trail that follows from the National park to Chhatra Khola is known as Pasang Lhamu trail. The trail is also known for the sightings of Red Pandas. We halt for the night at Chhatra Khola.

The next destination is the village of Kothe (3690m). We take the north trail leading to Mera Peak. The trail goes alongside the Majang Khola, after which the trail merges and takes us alongside the Hinku Khola. A few clicks and we reach the settlements at Tashing Ongma. We have our lunch there before continuing. The trail basically remains on the river bed, till we cross a bridge over Sanu Khola. After some time, we reach Kothe village where we will halt for the night. 

From Kothe, we head towards Thaknak (4358m). We travel along the ridge of Hinku Khola for some time. Once we reach Gondishung, we have our lunch there. After lunch, we leave Gondishung and go past an old monastery which still stands after 200 years, Lungsumgba Gumba. You can enter the monastery to take in the peaceful ambiance inside. Thaknak is just a few steps from here and we make our way to one of the lodges there. Rest for the night.

In the morning, we leave for Khare (5045m). The trekking route leads us along the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier then to Dig Kharka. The trail then takes a sloping turn through moraines to the tip of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers. Trail then becomes steeper as we make our way towards Khare. The village is a great spot to get an amazing view of the northern face of Mera Peak. You can loiter around the village exploring the corners for the best views. We halt for the night at Khare.

This day is kept aside for acclimatization. The elevation has been increasing since you landed at Lukla, and it gets higher till we reach Mera Peak. We also conduct basic training on climbing, and our experts will see that you are well versed in it. You will be instructed on how to use certain equipment during your ascent. Also, the best methods to climb using a rope. We rest at night, with an exciting adventure up for grabs the next day.

Today, we make our way to Mera Peak High Camp (5780m). We first make our way through a boulder-strewn steep route to reach Mera Base Camp. From here, we take the rocky path up crevasses through Mera La pass till we reach Mera Peak High Camp. As we set up tents around the camp, we can enjoy a panoramic view all around us. The views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse is just excellent from up here. We spend the night at our tents at the High Camp.

 Since it is a long walk further from the Base Camp to High Camp, we start early in the morning. As we ascend the weather might be very cold before dawn and we continue our trek up glaciers and quaint ridges. The climb will be a slow one. The sight of the first sun rays hitting the peaks is an awesome sight. The trail becomes steeper as we make our ascend and gradually the summit (6461m) comes into view. The trail requires ropes to climb over at some points.

After all this, we walk uphill till we reach the summit. Once at the summit, you can take in the spectacular views of the mountain peaks around. For instance, Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse are all visible. We will stay there for a while as you click photos or relax at such a great height. Then we make our way back to High Camp and rest for some time. Before returning back to Khare to rest for the night.

After breakfast, we retrace our steps back to Kothe. Where you can have the rest of the day for yourself. You can enjoy the view and experiment with your taste buds over the Nepalese cuisines. We halt for the night at the village of Kothe.

We start for Thuli Kharka (4300m) after breakfast. The trail takes us uphill and downhill for several miles as we get across Inkhu Khola. We continue on the trail passing Chortens along the way, till we reach a steep downhill slope. Then we climb up the steep slope leading to the village of Thuli Kharka. We rest in the village.

In the morning, we leave Thuli Kharka and travel on the Zatrwa La pass (4600m). On exiting the pass we get the splendid view of Lukla valley in the distance. The valley is surrounded by many smaller peaks in the region. We take to the trail leading all the way down to Chutang village. Then we come to the village of Lukla after hiking along a straight path. We will spend the night at Lukla. Your trekking journey has come to an end and you are making your way towards civilization.

In the morning, we head towards the airport for our flight. The flight will take you to Nepal and a cab will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can rest at the hotel, and in the evening go for souvenir shopping. Thamel has a bustling marketplace where you can get almost everything. We rest for the night at the hotel after a great farewell dinner for your travelling party.

Thus ends your Mera Peak Climb. Based on your ticket timing, our staff will escort you to the airport a few hours before the departure time. The memories will probably stick with you for a long time. And so will your travel with Climb High be of great importance to us. You can share some of your pictures for our database. If there were any flaws in our management. Or if we could have done some things better, you can definitely let us know.

Best time to take Mera Peak Climb

The best season or time to embark on Mera Peak Climb is during Spring and post Monsoons. Monsoons can be a disaster due to the heavy rainfall. The view is cloudy and the trail is muddy, making it difficult to walk in that altitude. Winter is another season which is not advisable. The cold and snow might force the lodge owners at high altitudes to close down their venture. And you might not get a place to stay in the cold. Plus the view is cloudy at this time too due to the mist. 

However, Spring, between March and May, the mountain region is fresh with blooming trees and flowering shrubs. With plenty of birds and animals to be seen. The view is perfect with the clear blue sky adding to the beauty that surrounds you. After Monsoon, from September to November is another good time to take the trip. The dust and dirt are all washed by the rain. A sense of freshness envelopes the area with fresh breeze accompanying it. And the clear blue sky featuring in the backdrop.

Complete Information for Annapurna Trek

Annapurna trek is one of the best trekking routes in Nepal that brings a glow in every traveler’s face. The most thrilling and breathing trek that you can experience here. Therefore, walk up to Annapurna Base Camp is a classic trip right into the heart of the mountains.

Trekking is an adventure activity that makes your feet walk more. Either it takes you to the high trail mountains or in the lower Himalayas. Once you delve into it you cannot get it out. You will be more lust with it that nothing can repay you and even when it comes to Himalayan trekking.

If you are also one amongst like the other trekker lovers then you must try your trekking adventure in Annapurna. Trekking all along this route will make your dreams convert into reality. And fill your trekking desire that you have kept on your heart and mind.

Trekking in Himalaya will be a lifetime experience. In fact, mixed feelings, the beauty of nature, exotic flora and fauna at high altitude. And in the end, you will gain a wonderful experience with lots of memories that lasts forever with you.

Let’s move towards the Annapurna region and know some about it

Annapurna region mostly lies in the northern part of Kathmandu valley in Nepal. And is one of the most popular trekking regions in the world. Thousands of trekkers mostly go for the trek towards the Annapurna region to witness the stunning views. Whether on its trails or the base camp. It offers magnificent views of Mountains surrounded the base camp. Trekking in the Annapurna region is an alluring opportunity to experience the unique Gurung and Mangar cultures.

The mesmerising Annapurna massif includes the world’s tenth highest peak. Annapurna I (8,091 m) holds an almost an incurable attraction for mountaineers. Dhaulagiri is also located in west Annapurna there two valleys that in between the valleys of Kali-Gandaki River. It is known as one of the deepest gorges in the world. 

One of the main facts of Annapurna is the mountain lies inland. That causes a large mass of land to fall in the rain shadow area. So the region remains drier than the southern slopes of the mountains, this leads to unusually diverse landscapes and the possibility of trekking during the monsoon.  

The trek to Annapurna is world-famous and is a ‘must-do’ trip for all outdoor enthusiasts. With awe-inspiring views of some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains. 

What to explore?

Along with the unique culture, the trails will also take you through a variety of vegetation, the dense forest where the blooming rhododendron welcome you with the fresh fragrance, you can also explore the fern and bamboo. The views of different peaks of the Annapurna massif and Machapuchare stay with you till Sinuwa (2,340m). The tip of Machapuchare annoy you at the Annapurna Base camp or take you to the Himalayan Hotel. As you burst out of the forest past Himalaya and Deurali, Machapuchare appears before you in its full glory.

Machapuchare literally means the ‘fish tailed mountain’, which has a high opinion by the Nepalese for its exquisite beauty. It is believed to be one of the homes of Lord Shiva. 

Annapurna camp is a small cluster of lodges opposite the Annapurna glacier. So as you look up from the edge of the glacier, you come to face with the Annapurna massif. Annapurna I, III and South, Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli, and Machapuchare are all there to meet when your eyes rest upon them.

Cuisine

While moving towards your journey you can also have your favorite dishes there is no doubt. One can stay in a classic tea house. This tea house is run by the local people of Nepal. Interacting with the tea houses staffs, guides and porters en route will give a glimpse into their way of life. And the food served at tea houses is prepared in the Nepalese style. Here you can have a lot of carbs, seasonal veggies, soups, momos. Even the most famous mountain meal of all, dal bhat, achaar. Dal and Bhat is a traditional meal of Nepali, consisting of rice and a bowl of lentil soup. 

Things that you can do in the Annapurna Region 

There are a lot of things that one can do in the Annapurna Region. These places are not only to go for treks but also to explore the culture of Nepal. One can enjoy the culture tour in Kathmandu valley to know about the Newari founders. Or visit in the Terai region to explore the mix cultures

Other then you can enjoy doing new stunts activities like mountain biking, canyoning, mediation, Paragliding, climbing, and meeting with the village people of Nepal.

Trek starts from 

Kathmandu Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudha, Swambunath, Pashupatinath) Drive to Phedi 1,113m from Kathmandu (6 hrs),Trek to Pothana 1,990m, Trek to Landrung 1,565m,Trek to Chommorong 2,340m,Trek to Bamboo 2,340m,Trek to Deorali 3,230m,Trek to Machhapuchhere base camp 3,700m,Trek to Annapurna base camp 4,130m,Trek to Himalaya Hotel 2,900m,Trek to Sinuwa 2,340m,Trek to Jhinua Dara 1,780m,at Jhinua Dara, Trek to Birethati,  Drive to Pokhara rest day ,Fly to Kathmandu.

The thing that you must know before you go for trekking to Annapurna Region:

Accommodation: Teahouses &  Teahouses during the trek

Trip Grade: Moderate

Altitude: Maximum 6,189m

Dates: Spring & autumn

Best Trekking Adventure In Nepal: Annapurna Circuit Trek

One of the Best Trekking Adventures In Nepal is Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trek is packed with everything a mountain lover would hope for while on a trip. Only in 1980, the Annapurna sanctuary was opened for tourism and treks. Since then, the expedition has become one of the most popular treks of all time. The trail leads you amongst beautiful forests, filled with Rhododendron trees and Alpine trees. You get the best views of the surrounding mountains around the Annapurna Range. You will also come across the hot water springs on this trip. So let us learn more about the best trekking destination in Nepal under the following categories:

  • Nepal Tourism
  • A brief intro of Pokhara
  • What to explore in Annapurna Circuit Trek?
  • Itinerary for Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Which is the best time to go for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Nepal Tourism

Nepal is a small landlocked country in Asia. Though small, the country is rich in heritage and culture. It has numerous Hindu temples and Buddhist Monasteries where people visit every day from everywhere. Nepal is also famous for having most of the highest peaks in the world within its territory. That is one of the key factors that has made Nepal famous among tourists. Consequently, tourism has become the main industry for the economy of Nepal. Every year, thousands of tourists from all over the world, visit Nepal. Not just for the fun of it or for the thrill of it. But for all of the things that have taken Nepal’s tourism to such huge heights. 

Therefore it is safe to say that Nepal has a booming tourism industry. Due to the high demand of tourists, the Nepalese government has taken many initiatives for tourist sites. The trail leading to the mountains in the Himalayas are preserved in order to make your adventures fruitful. Not only this, but also the government takes action to see the lodges and tea houses are in good order. As a result, Nepal’s tourism has taken a monumental leap in providing the best traveling experience for the tourists.

A brief intro of Pokhara

Pokhara is situated in the Gandaki Pradesh province of Nepal. It is also the capital city of Gandaki Pradesh. Pokhara is the 2nd largest city in Nepal and is a gateway for many beautiful places in Nepal. It is located 200 km from Kathmandu. The city is famous for its enchanting Phewa Lake. The Annapurna Range falls within the valley of Pokhara. Pokhara is considered as the tourism capital of Nepal is the base for trekkers traveling to Annapurna Base camp. Pokhara is also home to a large number of elite Gurkha soldiers. The nearby hills around Pokhara are surrounded by Gurung Villages with few places belonging to the Khasi community. Small Magar communities are also present in the southern outlying hills. 

The altitude of the place varies from 827 meters to 1740 meters. Therefore the weather there is a mixture of warm and cool breeze, but it is not so cold even during winters. Even though the nights can get chilly due to the wind coming from the Himalayas. The nightlife of Pokhara is also an active one. You can find live music and clubs and bars open for people at night. The porous underground layer of the Pokhara valley has favored the formation of caves. The City has many caves within its limit as well.

What to explore in Annapurna Circuit Trek?

As mentioned earlier, Annapurna Circuit Trek packs a lot of exciting elements to make your trip a splendid adventure. This trek is not only famous for your trekking experience. But also for the natural hot springs, the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge and the world’s highest lake (Tilicho Lake). It is also famous for the candid landscape and the stunning Ruptse Waterfall which falls on the trail. 

The Annapurna Sanctuary is stretched over a huge area. A variety of Orchids, different colored rhododendron trees, fir and alpine trees fill the Annapurna sanctuary. Bamboo trees are also prominent in these areas. Over 400 species of bird and wild animals fill the dense sub-tropical forests. You can definitely come across a variety of birds, but you need to be lucky to see some mountain animals. For instance, animals like Marten, Deer, Langoor and the Snow Leopard are rarely seen in these parts. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you through many quaint villages inhabited by friendly faces, isolated Hamlets along with picture-perfect scenery. Lodges and cozy settlements called tea houses are where we stay during our trek. Apart from all this, the views you come across during your trip is of course, magnificent. You will have sightings of the many mountains ranges around the Annapurna region. Like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Manaslu, and Macchapuchhre. 

Itinerary for Annapurna Circuit Trek

Your exhilarating adventure for Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from Kathmandu, Nepal, where our headquarters are located. Once you reach the airport or our office at Thamel, our working staff will be assigned for your trip. You will be escorted to your hotel in Kathmandu and you can settle down first. In the evening, our staff will conduct a brief session on the importance of Acclimatization at higher altitudes. Rest for the day.

In the morning, we have the whole day for sightseeing. Our tour guide will take you to the holy places in Kathmandu. The first destination is Boudha Stupa, built in favor of the Lord Buddha. Then we visit the holy temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupati Nath. If time permits, we can go visit the Swayambhunath after a hearty lunch of Nepali cuisine. In the evening you can take a stroll through the bustling market of Thamel to get your last-minute shopping done. We rest for the day at the hotel.

After breakfast, we start off early and first drive to Besi Sahar (760 m). The road leading to Besi Sahar is well maintained. After reaching Besi Sahar, we begin our trek towards Bulbule. It is an easy and short walk with the Marya Sangdi river close by. After 2 hours, we reach Bulbule. You will be lead to the lodge there and you can freshen up as we rest for the night.

Early morning, we wake up and after breakfast head uphill. We will need to cross several suspension bridges to get across from Marsyangdi Khola. During the trek, we also come by small waterfalls and rice fields. After going through a small forest we reach the cliff at Jagat. It is a good viewpoint to see the Marsyandi Khola flowing in the foothills of the valleys surrounding it. At the tip of the cliff, you can see a cluster of beehives too. We continue further till we reach Chamje (1425m) and rest for the night at a village lodge. 

The next day, we take the hike past narrow steep valleys and dense forests filled with Rhododendron, Pine and Bamboo trees. As we move forward, we reach a wooden bridge that takes us across and further uphill to a wide valley. The view is splendid from where you stand. We continue our ascent towards the village of Tal. Here we have our lunch before we continue. We walk past small fields of barley, wheat, and potato for a while till we reach Dharapani. You can refill your water caskets in one of the natural growing springs. From here we take a west turn through another set of fir and pine-filled forest, to reach Bagarchhap (2160m). We halt for the night here.

Next, we hike from Bagarchhap to Chame (2651m). The first few clicks will take us to the village of Danaque. It is a steep climb towards a few smaller villages in the area inhabited by Tamangs from there. The villages have great views of Mount Manaslu, Lamjung and Annapurna. You can also observe the change in landscape and house designs as you reach the Tibetan region. We continue on the trail till we go past Than Chowk, Kolo finally to reach Chame. Halting for the night here at a local tea house.

In the morning, we trek towards Pisang (3333m). First, we go beyond the old part of Chame. Then we climb up to Telekhu and thus continue to follow along and leveled trail through smaller forests. Until we reach Barthing. The trail takes us to a suspension where we need to cross the Marsyangdi river again on the south bank. Consequently, the route takes a steeper climb to reach a pine-forested ridge. The ridge levels again as we proceed further from Manang Valley’s upper region. Then after a few corners, we reach the village of Pisang. Here we halt for the night.

Next, we head towards the Manang district (3351m). Pisang actually stands as the starting point for the Upper region of the Manang district. As we make our way uphill, we reach the Tibetan styled village of Braga. The structural composition of the houses here is definitely unique as one can see for themselves. The village has the largest monastery in the district, the Braga Gomba. It is located on a high cliff with the best view of the entire village. And the interior as a wide array of statues on display. We leave Braga after lunch and head up till we make our way to Manang. Here we refresh ourselves and rest for the night.

An acclimatization session is scheduled for this day. Acclimatization is a very important process to adjust to the high altitude areas. It helps you to avoid sickness and at the same time, you can enjoy the trip to the fullest too. A short hike will be conducted to Khangsar in the afternoon, as a part of acclimatization. It is a beautiful place with a natural setting. We rest for the night once we are back at Manang.

I hope you are rejuvenated after the rest. This day we make our way towards Yak Kharka (4020m). We walk past tall trees towards the alpine grass and junipers strewn along the path. We come across a few meadows where you can see a few horses and yaks grazing in the fields. The slopes of Yak Kharka is a perfect location to spend the night with its serene surroundings. We rest for the night in the village. 

In the morning, we trek to Letdar first as it helps in further acclimatization. The trail becomes steeper as we proceed to reach the east bank of Jarang Khola. After enjoying the spectacular view, we continue further to reach Thorung Phedi (4430 m). Vertical cliffs surround the peaceful village of Thorung Phedi. There are chances of coming across a few mountain animals in this area. The most common sightings are Lammergeiers and Griffons. Whereas you will have to be lucky to spot a blue sheep or a snow leopard loitering around the region. We halt for the night in the village.

After breakfast, we travel along the well-used route towards Thorung La (5416 m). The trek is a long one and can take up to 8 hours to reach the point. The trail has been used for a long time, and it is a comparatively easier ascent. Although the strong wind at the upper regions can make it a bit tough to walk steadily. The route is believed to have been used for herding sheep and yaks to and from Manang, for trading purposes. As we hike further, we reach Thorung La Pass. 

The Thorung La pass is the main vantage point for wonderful views of Annapurna Range and Gangapurna. After taking in the magnificent view of the surrounding ranges, we rest for a while at such a great viewpoint. Thereafter, we descend towards the village of Muktinath (3800m). The descent will bring us among glorious views of the Dhaulagiri range at a distance. After a few clicks, the route becomes straighter as we enter grassy plains with serene meadows. A bit further and we reach Muktinath. We spend our night in the village.

Muktinath is famous for the Hindu Jwala Mai temple and several Buddhist monasteries. The village is a holy site where people from all over the world come and visit. Most of the people coming to Muktinath are either trekkers or people coming to pray at Jwala Mai temple. Within the temple is a spring, an eternal flame and 108 water sprouts pouring holy water. Having cold water poured over your head is really extreme at this altitude. But thousands of people come every day to take a walk beneath the 108 water sprouts early in the morning. 

You can choose to take a bath in the early hours of the day if you want. But after breakfast, we take to the trail leading our way towards Jomsom (2720m). The trail leads us through grassy meadows, clear streams and trees bearing various fruits. Further down, we reach Kagbeni, where we have our lunch. After filling our stomachs, we hike down the Kali Gandaki valley till we reach Jomsom. The altitude has decreased drastically, so you might feel a bit warm. Jomsom is known for the cold wind that blows through the town frequently, however. We halt for the night at Jomsom lodge.

In the morning, we head downhill still. Make sure you know the technique of walking down a slope or a valley efficiently. As we make our way down we first reach the quaint village of Marpha. The route from Marpha to Tatopani takes us through the village of Chokhopani. This is a very recent route. We can get fantastic views of the Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, and Annapurna while walking on the trail. Mid-way we also come across natural hot water springs. We can spend some time here, and relax. After a while we continue downhill, then reach a suspension bridge. The bridge takes us past the KaloPani river, then finally we reach Tatopani (1189m). Here we halt for the night.

After having breakfast, we move towards Ghorepani (2855m). Mainly terraced fields and inclined farmlands make up the terrain of the villages we walk by. The hike gets steeper as we move further, and we come across Rhododendron trees, Magnolia trees, and other wildflowers. The landscape is greener as we proceed till we finally reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani, a small village previously used by traders as a resting spot. In a literal sense, ‘Ghorepani’ means ‘water for horses’. At Ghorepani, we can witness the wonderful view of the mountains in the evening sky. We halt for the night at a nearby tea house.

We wake up early today to get the best view of the sunrise from Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a great vantage point to witness the sight of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges as well. One cannot forget this spectacular view ever in his life. Poon Hill is also correctly known as a ‘Photographer’s Paradise’. We will stay there for some time, then head back to Ghorepani for our breakfast. After breakfast, we go downhill again and make our way towards Tikhedhunga. The valley is a fascinating sight, with the mountain ranges a bit far out in the distance now. 

The trail is quite steep as well before we reach Tikhedhunga. We have our lunch in the village. After that, we trek further down the valley. The terrain is mostly terrace fields and grassy meadows before we reach Nayapul. We take a short drive back to Pokhara after we reach the village. Once we reach Pokhara, you will be taken to your hotel. You can choose to rest or agree to take a stroll around the city. It is back to civilization for the trip. We rest at the hotel there.

The next day, we can go for a short trip to Phewa Lake after breakfast. Thereafter we take 6-7 hours to drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can take a stroll around Thamel bazaar and get your souvenirs to take back home. With this, your trip comes to an end. In the morning, depending on your flight plans, one of our staff will escort you to the airport.

Which is the best time to go for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a very popular trek. And as you can imagine, people from all over the world come to take the trip every season. The weather is a bit unpredictable in the Himalayas. But based on past expeditions, Spring and Autumn seasons are the best seasons to take the trek. However, being the best season also has its flaws. The rush of tourists during these two seasons is also promising. Travel agents usually have a tough time arranging the trek during the seasons. 

So, if the booking clears through, you are up for a great experience. The sky is blue and the trail cleared with unobstructed views of the peaks during Spring and autumn. The weather is also peaceful after Winters and after Monsoons. You will find greenery and freshness all around the trail. Lots of birds and animals are also sighted during the Spring and Autumn seasons. 

Monsoons are not the best time to come here. The trail is muddy and there are chances of getting injuries. Rain will only make the hike a disaster. Plus the cold at that altitude can make you fall sick easily. Winters also is not a good time to make the trek. The views and the trail can get really foggy. Some of the passes are blocked due to heavy snowfall. Snowfall is another reason the trek can be a hectic one. Some of the lodges and tea houses also remain closed during winters due to the harsh weather. 

Is Annapurna Circuit Trek suitable for beginners

Yes off course Annapurna Circuit trek is suitable for beginners! 

How?  Let me tell you in a simple way!

Annapurna Circuit is a world-famous trek that you must do it. It will be the best choice for beginners and for the traveler enthusiast. Walking through the Circuit is a classic trip right around the huge massif of mountains that make up Annapurna range. Though it has some steep climbs, it is not difficult and the views along the way are spectacular. 

Among the other trekking Circuit trek in Nepal Annapurna Circuit is the most happening trekking destination. Therefore most of the Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised. A spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977.

It takes a minimum of 18 days to trek around the entire Annapurna Massif. Here we visit the Tibet like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya and the dramatic Kali gorge. The trek takes you over Thorung La with its traditional Chorten, prayer flags and stone cairns at an elevation of 5,416m.

 Also, you will get a chance to delve in the village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups. Offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

Along with the breathtaking views, one can also get a chance to explore the interesting flora and fauna of Annapurna Circuit, along with the rich flora and fauna, you can also get warm hospitality by the diverse cultures and the lifestyle of the village. The rich ethnic groups visiting from many other sites will get the big opportunities to meet and stay with these wonderful people living here through the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Now let’s move towards your trek destination of Annapurna Circuit Trek 

Here are some Itineraries to trek around on Annapurna Circuit Trek 

  1. Trek from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar 760m
  2. HIke to Bahundanda 1,310m
  3. Trek to Chamje 1,425m
  4. Then trek to Thonje 1,920m
  5. Trek to Chame 2,651m
  6. Hike to Pisang 3,333m
  7. Trek to Manang 3,351m
  8. Then trek to Yak Kharka 4,020m
  9. Trek to Thorung Phedi 4,430mTrek to Thorung Phedi 4,430m
  10. Hike to Muktinath 3,800m via crossing Thorung La pass 5,416m
  11. Trek to Jomsom 2,720m
  12. Jomsom to Lete 2,438m
  13. Trek to Tatopani 1,189m
  14. Hike to Ghorepani 2,855m
  15. Trek to Tirkhedunga
  16. Trek to Birethati 1,037m

After trekking all these regions your tour in Pokhara, while trekking route follows forests, paddy fields, waterfalls, massive cliffs, small villages and goes through Manang, a Tibetan village with strong Buddhist traditions.

Therefore a thrilling and unique combination of culture and nature makes Annapurna Circuit trek the best and one of the most famous trekking routes in the globe. 

Accommodation facilities while trekking through Annapurna Circuit 

One can get plenty of accommodation the teahouse has a basic room, they often have power outlets, and occasionally have attached bathrooms with western or squat toilets. Generally, they will have a cozy and welcoming common area with a fire and good company. Wi-Fi is available, though it is limited, and once you’re higher than Manang, looking all these travelers can spend quality time with their friends and family it’s pretty much non-existent.

In the meantime when the trekking season comes to these guest houses get full especially at popular stops like Manang and Tilicho Lake. 

What things can beginners expect while trekking Annapurna Circuit trek 

The stunning and awe-full scenery of the nature will makes your trekking more interesting the lush green forest, the farming areas through barren and rocky mountains, that lined with snow takes you to the world of angels all around there you can see covering the rocks with the white snow which makes a thrilling experience in a whole lifetime, when you start your trek you can feel the weather hot and humid and as you go higher you will feel the cool weather that makes you wear the warm clothes.

Services that are include  

Meals and accommodations in tea houses during the trek includes hot drinks,

Trek leader,

Porters,

Three night’s hotel in Kathmandu,

Two nights hotel in Pokhara,

Transportation Kathmandu|Besi Sahar,

Transportation Birethanti |Pokhara,

Flight Pokhara|Kathmandu,

Airport|hotel transfers,

Staff insurance,

Domestic baggage 15 kg,

Annapurna National park conservation fees,

Trekking permit (TIMS),

Climb High kit bag,

First-Aid kit,

Rescue arrangements,

VAT.

So, get ready to make your vacation memorable and rewarding completing your trek to Annapurna Circuit, however long your trek takes just do it and be a first to make your vacation more amazing.

There are also other lots of trekking routes in the Himalayas, such as the peaks of Bhutan but for pure beauty and easy access, nothing can change the uniqueness of Annapurna Circuit.