|Group Size:||:||2 to 12 people|
|Walking Days:||:||13 Days|
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We will be staying at Manaslu hotel, Hotel Tibet 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.
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 travel in Nepal 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 Trek only employs local Staff, who have knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region.
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.
Nepal is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile in the mountain region. 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 trek Guide to avoid environmental impacts.
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.
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, one day we take rest in somewhere which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
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.
1 sleeping bag: -35° or -40°
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
FROM HEAD TO TOE
A cap or sunhat
2-pair of thermals
Thick walking socks
Hat and scarf
A pair of high rise walking boots
Lightweight waterproof over trousers
Discovery Mountain Trek’s down Jacket (*)
Discovery Mountain Trek’s half T-shirt (*)
Long sleeve thermal tops and full-length long johns
A light fleece or equivalent (plus extra warm layers if necessary)
A breathable windproof, water proof jacket (Gore-Tex…)
A pair of sandals or equivalent casual shoes for cities, villages and evenings
Long-sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, preferably in quick-drying technical material.
1 medium shoulder bag: 50-70 liter cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables,
PERSONAL CLIMBING GEARS
Full down jacket (Dangri)
Mountain climbing boots
Descender: Belay Device, Figure 8
Tissue /toilet roll
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Female hygiene products
Anti-bacterial hand wash
1 compass or GPS (optional)
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Water purification tablets or water filter
Small personal first-aid kit simple and light
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
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 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 and profession. You need to send us passport copy, photo identity and e-ticket by e-mail for all trips in Nepal.
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:
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 and 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.
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
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ADVICE FOR TIPPING
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The Himlung Himal (7126m) is located between Annapurna and the Manaslu Range. Himlung expedition will take you through the remote villages of Naar and Phu, the unique culture of the Himalayas and beautiful scenery. It has been open since 1992 and was first brought back by the Japanese team the same year. So far, a few teams have managed to climb to summit. Himlung Himal is splendid summit in isolation with an impressive trek. We will establish the base camp at the height of 4950m then three other camps (Camp I 5400m, Camp 2 – 6050m and Camp 3 – 6350m) will be established to reach the summit.
After landing at the Kathmandu airport, Discovery Mountain Trek will take you to the hotel Radisson. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening you will have details briefing for your trek.
We drive early in the morning to Besisahar then we start to walk Khudi (gurung villages). The road is long but very beautiful, surrounded by green hills and rice terraces. The trail walk along the Marsyangdi to the village of Ngadi.
We climb short steep and descents through rice fields and forests, along the Marsyangdi surrounded by terraced crops. Crossing the large suspension bridge of Syanje and many villages (Lampata, Bahundanda, Gherme then jagat.
Walking in the heart of the gorge Marsyangdi, easy path with alternating large climbs and short descents. The vegetation changes, we begin to see conifers whose chir pine, recognizable by its long silver needles in cluster. We cross the village of Tal (1680m) which means “lake”: it is very likely that a lake was to be here long time ago. The path continues until Dharapani, big village at the crossroads of several valleys.
We start our trek to Chame today via Bagarchap, Timang and Thanchok, The valley becomes very steep from Danaque to Timang, then the trail be comes easy to uphill and down, We walk in a beautiful forest of rhododendrons (bloom in the spring) and chir pines, Danaque offer very good view of the Annapurna II, Manaslu, Peak 29, Himalchuli.
We enter the valley of Naar Phu and we climb up to Dharamshala (3305m) through bamboo forests and deep gorges that overlook the Naar Khola (khola = river) that we cross (bridges) several times then we overnight at Meta.
Short but steep climb to Meta (3615m), former refugee village Kampas (fierce Tibetan warriors of the Kham region, now integrated into Chinese Sichuan), then we continue on a path on the mountainside, in the middle of juniper trees, which dominates the confluence of Labse Khola and Phu Khola which form the Naar Khola.
We start after breakfast a very aerial path leads us to the edge of the Phu Khola that we follow in a mineral landscape dominated by the glacial moraines then a last rather steep climb leads us to the gates of the village of Phugaon (phu = haut and gaon = village). Just before arriving at the village, beautiful view of the Namgye Peak.
Day acclimatization and visit the “monastery” Tashi Lakhang (nyingmapa school).
We climb on moraine and a small sanitary worm base camp of Himlung Himal.
We have 15 day for the ascent of Himlung Himal, We will establish the base camp at the height of 4950m then three other camps (Camp I 5400m, Camp 2 – 6050m and Camp 3 – 6350m) will be established to reach the summit.
We after our successful summit of Himlung Himal, enjoy a festive breakfast and begin to clean the camp base and descent to Phugaun.
We descend to the gorges until Meta.
We descent and up back to the same trail to Koto.
Today we drive down from Koto to Besisahar by jeep.
We take the private vehicle to Kathmandu 180km, at the end of the day we will visit the famous temple of Swyambhunath, a symbol of Nepal. It is called “temple of the monkeys” built more than 2000 years ago on a hill, overlooking the Capital.
Your adventure in Nepal ends today. Discovery Mountain Trek drop you at airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.