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PRICE AND INFO
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Price Includes & Excludes
Fitness Level: : levels
Group Size: : 2 to 20 people
Max-Altitude: : 3660m
Duration: : 9 Days
Walking Days: : 6 Days
Activity: : YOGA, MEDITION AND TREKKING
Best Period: : FEV| MAR | APR | MAY | SEP | OCT | NOV| DEC|

ACCOMMODATIONS
We will be staying at Hotel Manaslu, Moon Light hotel or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu:  and guesthouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

MEALS
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.

PHYSICAL CONDITION REQUIREMENT
Discovery Mountain Trek can offer advice and recommendations about health requirements but it is the individual responsibility of each trekker to acquire any necessary documents and medical care. The information on the technical sheet provided is indicative, it is your responsibility to check with the authorities concerned for the exact requirements for your chosen destination at the time of travel. If you do not obtain any necessary medical consultations or travel documents and are not allowed to enter a country, or suffer personal injury or death as a result, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your travel arrangements. It is your responsibility to comply with the regulations and procedures of police, customs and health at all times throughout your trip.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to Annapurna Sunrise trek with yoga and meditation is in spring (February to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

GUIDE & STAFF ARRANGEMENT
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful Guide and crew member who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of Discovery Mountain Trekking Guide’s  are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local Staff, who have knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region.

PORTER CARE
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. International Porters Progress Group.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
The Annapurna Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do.  Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain Trek employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain Trek, therefore, enforces a number of do and don’t. Please talk to your trekking guide to avoid environmental impacts.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain Trek  trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

ACCLIMATIZATION
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.

EQUIPMENTS LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain Trek inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg.

SLEEPING

  • 1 sleeping bag: -10° or -15° (*)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

 FROM HEAD TO TOE

  • A cap or sunhat
  • 2-pair of thermals
  • long-sleeved thermal tops and full-length long johns
  • Long-sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, preferably in quick-drying technical material.
  • A light fleece or equivalent (plus extra warm layers if necessary)
  • A breathable windproof, water proof jacket (Gore-Tex…)
  • Discovery Mountain Trek’s down Jacket (*)
  • Discovery Mountain Trek’s half T-shirt (*)
  • Lightweight waterproof over trousers
  • Walking trousers
  • A pair of high rise walking boots
  • A pair of sandals or equivalent casual shoes for cities, villages and evenings
  • Thick walking socks
  • Yoga Mat, yoga dress
  • Warm gloves
  • Hat and scarf

DAY BAGS/ SHOULDER BAG

  • 1 medium shoulder bag: 50-70 liter cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables,

PRACTICAL ITEMS

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 compass or GPS (optional)
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Female hygiene products
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

MEDICAL

  • Small personal first-aid kit simple and light
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.

Booking Terms
Booking your trip with Discovery Mountain Trek accept with terms and conditions of sale. Every trekker is required to complete the form of registrations. At the time of registration, Trekker’s are expected to pay a deposit 25% of total cost to complete your booking. Please note the trip cost is required to make in advance as per the company policy, this deposit help us to make confirm reservation of Hotels in City, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. Along with deposit we need detailed name lists of participants, same as passport, Gender, Nationality, Date of birth, passport number, passport issue/ Expiry dates & profession. You need to send us passport copy, photo identity and e-ticket by e-mail for all trips in Nepal.

Cancellation Policy
If any reason you have to cancel your trip, we Discovery Mountain Trek require written confirmation of your decision. The amount you have paid to us will be refunded according to the following terms:

  • Cancellation more than 35 days before your departure date: $60 will charged
  • Cancellation more than 35 to 19 days before your departure date: your deposit, 25% will charged
  • Cancellation more than 18 to 10 days before your departure date: 50% will charged
  • Cancellation more than9 to 05 days before your departure date: 75% will charged
  • Cancellation less than 4 days before your departure date: 100% of the total will charged

I reserve the right to revise pricing rates declared under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors that are further than our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. But, I declared forth effort to keep on the present rate. In case of minor increase in flights fares, hotels or other related factors, we don’t revise the cost of the trip which was already confirmed & booked by deposit.

RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

IMPORTANT NOTE
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain Trek. Please note that your guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. The guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Bad weather in mountain regions can cause domestic flight delays, particularly in the Everest, Lukla, Jomsom, phaplu, Kanchenjunga and any other remote mountain regions in Nepal.

INCLUDED IN THE COST

● Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
● 3 -star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast
● Guesthouse accommodation during the trek with: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
● Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
● Transportation on private vehicle: Kathmandu-Sundarijal-Melamchi-Kathmandu
● An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide 
● Assistant guide on your trek: 4 participants: 1 assistant
● Porter service: 2 participants: 1 porter
● Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
● Personal insurance for Nepalese trekking staff
● Down jacket and sleeping bag: to be returned after trip completion
● Discovery Mountain’s duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
● All necessary paperwork and trekking permits: National Park, ACAP and TIMS
● Medical kit: carried by your trekking assistant guide
● Energy supplies: Dry fruits, Snicker, Mars and Bounty
● Gamow bag for your safety and security
● All Government and local taxes

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST
● Nepalese visa fee 
● Excess baggage charge
● International flights
● Travel and rescue insurance
● Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
● Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure,
● And early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
● Also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary
● Personal expenses laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower
● Tips for guide, porter and driver

Date of departure Date of return
11/09/2018 19/09/2018
03/10/2018 11/10/2018
25/10/2018 02/11/2018
09/11/2018 17/11/2018
19/02/2019 27/02/2019
15/03/2019 23/03/2019
05/04/2019 13/04/2019
11/04/2019 19/04/2019
19/04/2019 27/04/2019
05/05/2019 13/05/2019
Details

 Helambu Trek with yoga and meditation is a popular short-distance trekking yoga session close to Langtang Region. In slightly more than a week, Discovery Mountain will take you in one of the best close-range trekking outside of Kathmandu Valley.

Our trekking, yoga and meditation near Langtang means dense oak and pine forest, a diverse wildlife, terraced farmlands, raging rivers, greener than green thick forests, and pastures. This easy to moderate Yoga trek done on lower elevations of the Langtang Mountain Range from an altitude of 800 meters to a maximum of 3,660 meters. This perfect short trek and yoga near Kathmandu Valley is a journey into a region that is relatively unspoilt and unotuched. The Hyolmo culture of this region is bound by, not tightly built, but isolated and scattered villages and hamlet. Forests of bamboo, oak, and rhododendron are perpetually present in this route. Besides, the views of mountains is always a welcome break in between the walking sessions.

The beautiful scene of the mountains at the border with Tibet are incredible memory parts of this Trekking and Yoga, Meditation program from Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition.

The Yoga, meditation and trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, and a beautiful climb up Shivapuri National Park. This is a tiny national park that touches Kathmandu Valley’s northern sector. From Shivapuri Watershed Park, we will trek to Chisapani, Kutumsang, Tharepati, Sermathang, and to Melamchi, the end of this trek. From Melamchi you will return to Kathmandu. The trail is lined with intricate monasteries, terraced paddies, and views of quaint villages against majestic peaks. Discovery Mountain recommends this program for a wonderful short-distance trek near Kathmandu Valley.

Itinerary

DAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1365M)

A quick welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Your guide gives you a brief of the program and introduced to your yoga professor. After you get some refreshment and rest in the hotel, you shall have, later in the afternoon, a session of yoga, yogic breathing, and meditation that is sure to make you refresh, and prepared for this trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Take an evening stroll around and stay overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2 :KATHMANDU TO SUNDARIJAL TO CHISAPANI (2285M) 1H DRIVE, 4H TREK

Today you will be getting refreshed early in the morning with yoga and meditation, after breakfast, you will begin the drive to Sundarijal. It takes around an hour to reach Sundarijal, a place where the river Bagmati flows down boulders and rocks. Sundarijal is the starting point of our trekking to Helambu. Trekking along stone steps, we reach the village of Mulkharka. Here we take a brief stop and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place; before heading off to Chisapani. In the evening you shall have your yoga, meditation and breathing. Stay overnight in guest house.

DAY 3 : TREK FROM CHISAPANI TO KUTUMSANG (2450M) 6/7H TREK

Your yoga Professor do early morning session of the yoga, meditation for you all, and you will have your breakfast and then begin the trek. First we will pass through a hilly pass called Pati Bhanjyang. Near the pass is a hamlet with sparse housing and farming. Enjoy the scenic trail we will trek to Gul Bhanjyang, another hilly pass with a village nearby. Take a break and continue along the rocky trail to arrive at Kutumsang. You do second session of yoga and meditation. Stay overnight at this village.

DAY 4 : TREK FROM KUTUMSANG TO THAREPATI (3660M) 6/7H TREK

Today an early in the morning, you have the first session of yoga and meditation in this yoga trekking and get ready for the day to start. Today we will be heading towards the village of Tharepati. First we will do a steep ascent through forests of rhododendron and pine to arrive at Magen Goth. The sheer beauty of this location will make you take a break where you will surely take some photos and enjoy the quiet. The mesmerizing views of Langtang and Gosainkunda peaks will inspire you for the trek ahead. Later, we will arrive at Tharepati. In the evening you have a session of yoga and meditation to complete you day. Night stay in guest house.

DAY 5 : TREK FROM THAREPATI TO TARKEGHYANG (2550M) 6/7H TREK

You will start your day by the first session of your yoga and meditation then have a leisurely breakfast and get ready for the scenic trail. First, cross a river and then some forests leading up to a vantage point. From this hill you can have excellent close-up views of snowcapped peaks ahead. Next, a few yak sightings along the descending trail will make you want to take selfies with the bovines, but refrain from doing so! Walk on, cross the forest and arrive at the Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang located at 2575m. In the evening you have your second session of yoga and meditation.

DAY 6 : TREK FROM TARKEGHYANG TO SERMANTHANG (2615M) 3/4H TREK

Wake up early in the morning for your yoga session after breakfast leaving behind Tarke Ghyang, the easy trek today is less than four hours to Sarmathang. First we cross a thick forest and arrive at a village with a monastery. Next, we come across a mani wall – clearly the sign of a Sherpa settlement nearby. As we get closer to the village of Sarmathang, we begin to see the magnificent views of the Langtang peaks. Once at Sarmathang, we take the rest of the day off, basking the beauty of this surrounding. Later we have second session of yoga, meditation and breathing. Overnight stay at Sarmathang.

DAY 7 : SERMANTHANG TO MELAMCHI BAZAAR TO KATHMANDU 4H TREK 2H DRIVE

As we come near the end of the program, first you do your yoga session and meditation, then we trek down from Sarmathang to Melamchi. This scenic and easy trek today is less than four hours – taking you through terraced fields and open grasslands. When you have done capturing some photos, you will notice that you have arrived at Melamchi, a village at the north-eastern region of Kathmandu Valley. After a brief stopover here you will drive to Kathmandu, in the evening you shall have a session of yoga and meditation. Stay in hotel.

DAY 8 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

Today we start early in the morning to do your yoga session and after your breakfast, take you on a sightseeing tour of some iconic places in the Kathmandu Valley, that will essentially include UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the evening, you are invited to join us for a farewell dinner, before your second session of yoga.

DAY 9 : FINAL DEPARTURE

Your trip in Nepal is coming to end today so you yoga professor will do a last session of your yoga and meditation then after breakfast according to your scheduled, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.