Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Days

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  • 17 Days
Price per personUS$999
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1200
2 - 2 US$ 1120
3 - 5 US$ 1099
6 - 10 US$ 999
11 - 16 US$ 955
$1200 x 1 guests:
$1200

Total
$1200
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  • Trip Duration17 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch - June & Sept - December
  • Max Altitude5416 m

Overview

Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Days; it's an exhilarating journey in Annapurna region that pursues to the wild and innovative area located at the north side of Nepal, A delightful journey to the untouched and gorgeous valley offers a mesmerizing landscape of Annapurna massif, combining high peak and pass Knog- La (5200m), remote villages of Nar and Phu, narrow canyons, gorge, miraculous rock shape, meadows, significant ancient Monasteries, glacier, flora and fauna, and unique local culture and their lifestyle. It opened in 2002, and it’s a highly stitching Tibetan community and nice culture.

The Nar Phu Valley with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Day is a real Himalayan wilderness trekking experience and it’s Spectacular.  Lying between the two giant most popular trekking routes Annapurna and Manaslu regions of Nepal, our journey will be walking through the beautiful local villages passing colorful Tibetan chortens and prayer wall stones into deep canyons and gorges of Annapurna and Nar Phu valley, Nar Phu trek is one of the rewarded hidden treasures that will let us get the enchase chance to spend with mountain village. However, this trek offers a golden opportunity to explore the factual hidden treasure of Nar Phu and untouched valley that aspect a combination of the exceptional diversity of nature and culture of Himalayan people.  

This 17-day epic Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek commences from Chame after a beautiful sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. We will take a local bus ride to Besishar and change a Jeep to Chame, Next days, our venture leads us into the remote area of Nar Phu valley. Walking through the high alpine valley, passing the lush forest and meadows, along the way we will be spending some our time with local people and monks around at these colorful villages of Nar and Phu valley, 

Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Day, a perfect sound that takes us to cross of  Kang La (5320m) pass which is amazing. From the top of Kong La, we will be enjoying the view of the magnificent mountain of Annapurna range, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak and many other surrounding snowy capped then we follow up continually, the following villages of Manag, Yak Kharka and cross the highest pass of the world Throng- La (5416m) then descend to Muktinath, Jomsom and we take a Bus to Kathmandu. 

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Complimentary Benefits Of This Trek

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse in high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek 

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Beshihar and Chame
  • Beautiful Narphu Valley.
  • Observing unique Tibetan culture and lifestyle.
  • Magnificent mountains view of Annapurna range and it's landscape.

Itinerary

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The bus will depart on an early morning around 6 am. It’s an interesting and breathtaking drive through Prithvi Highway passing cultivated greeneries, we will see one of the popular rivers of Nepal I call Trishuli river where people do rafting, continuing, and along the Marshyandi river as well and paddy farms to Beshisahar. From here you can either walk or take a short bus ride to Bulbule, depending on the weather, overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

    Taal is a central place for both districts Lamjung and Manang which is the border of these districts, today trek lead us along the river and through the beautiful grasslands and local villages on the way and we cross some suspension bridges, after crossing suspension bridges the trail goes gradually simply up and finally we enter to Dharapani. The trek toward to Koto provides us stunning scenery and awesome mountains view, after Dharapani trail will go through the dense forest for a short hour to Koto, Koto is a small but nice village of Gurung settlement and, as we each there we have a short rest at our lodge and go to explore the local community and enjoy the scenery, overnight at lodge

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

      We begin our trekking continue onwards after having a beautiful breakfast at our lodge, today we try to start earlier in the morning because the way is the little bit tough with a long distance to travel ahead. We will cross a river of Narphu valley and then our pleasant hike up to Phu Khola through the beautiful forests. From here we are walking on Nar Phu valley, this route goes continue to Dharamsala, overnight at a lodge at Dharmasala after walking for 6 hours.

      Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

        Our trek begins from Dharmasala to Kayang; today's journey provides us awesome panoramic Mountain View, walking through local villages and climbing steep up to the valley to the height of 3200m makes our trip memorable. We will pass through the beautiful pass of Meta and Nar. We believe a perfect morning walk will be more pleasant and loveliest walks in the Himalayas. We can get the crystal clear vision of great ranges of mountains all around us through our naked eyes. The trail will continue leading us to Kayang after 6 to 7 hours walking, overnight at lodge.

        Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

          From Kayang, the trail goes steeply to the riverside we walk along the river and narrow path for while being careful ourselves for this risky path. Crossing these steps we are going to pass a unique and colorful chortens along the way which Nar and Phu are popular. We have to cross a suspension bridge to enter into the Phu valley. Ae we reach Phu we make sure our camp and stay overnight there at the lodge.

          Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

            Today we have a relaxed day at Phu and we go to a little hike to exploring Phu valley and around the village. We can interact with the local people who are loyal and helpful to the visitors. We might see the summer grazing land at Ngoro. We visit community areas and make relaxing work for today.

            Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

              After having a rest day at Phu valley, we will get back into the Phu gate, today we are descending to Junam Kharka, the trails towards makes us easier and enjoyable following the river. Today we will be delighted to set up our camp at Junam which is one of the best viewpoints to see beautiful scenery and a suitable place for camping.

              Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

                From today we are following the trail down to old bridge through the narrow gorge all the way back up again. Today trek will give us amazing scenery and that we get from here is stunning. We walk through the bamboo topped and many walls with chortens to Nar gates. Overnight we stay here.

                Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

                  Today we have a very exciting day by exploring the Nar valley. We see the glorious view of beautiful Gompa at Nar. This day is perfectly cool for exploring and resting for tourists.

                  Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

                    Today our journey starts from Nar to Ngwal, after delicious mountain breakfast we will move towards the Ngwal through the Kangla pass. The Kangla pass is situated at a height of 5240m. Top of these we see perfect panoramic Mountain View. The Ngwal is very popular for a local community and their rich traditional this village is a wonderful village with perfect history,

                      Once we enjoy breakfast in the lodge we will start be descending towards Manang village following two typical Gurung villages Paugba and Bhraga along the way. Today the walk will be easy and relaxing. Manang is the district headquarter of Manang district, it is probably the most amazing and very popular valley in the first part of the Annapurna Circuit trail. This place has more than hundreds local houses and many tourists lodges are on, this is very popular for Tibetan market and Tibetan materials, many Tibetan traders come to trade here, It's a big village with several lodges built for the good accommodations for trekkers,

                      Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

                        Today trek goes gradually up through the Manang village passing the Chorten, many walls, stupa crossing on the views of the beautiful mountain. Along the trail, you will encounter wild animal blue sheep, pleasant and yak and the trail offers the magnificent view of Himalayas Mountain. After lunch, you trek uphill for few hundred-meter heads, overnight at lodge.

                        Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

                          Today you will see the awesome sunshine view from the way over the Legendary Himalayas. The trail goes gradually up onto Through Phedi, the yak pasture to Ledar and continuing on the level trail on the scrub, crossing the river, and then you will reach as Phedi, Overnight at lodge.

                          Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

                            Today is, long day and a tough day in our journey. Trek starts very early in the morning. The trail is much uphill, climbing up passing the first tea shop, continuing on rough ground, or on the snow-covered ground all the way to top (5416m). At the top, there is a Buddhist flag and tea shop where you will get hot drinks. Walking 20m further up you will see the frozen ice lake at bottom of the Through peak. From here the trail descends steeply down 4hrs with the magnificent view of Mt. on and other mountains with Kaligandaki valley to Muktinath, where you can visit the Vishnu temple, monastery108 water tap and natural burning gas, Overnight at lodge.

                            Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

                              The trail descends through the Kagbeni village then it’s a gradual flat land along the riverside to Jomsom with a scenic view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna range mountain views. The place provides Prithviawesome and magnificent view and mani walls along the way.

                              Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)

                                We say goodbye to Mustang today and will have an early morning flight back through the Kali Gandaki Valley’s southern section. The scenic flight returns us to Pokhara. Then take a day of exploration of Pokhara. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city and perhaps go souvenir shopping or just relax in the tourist haven, overnight at Hotel near Lakeside.

                                Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B)

                                  A scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will take between 7/8hrsPrithvior in optional you will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, you will have free time for shopping souvenirs for family and friends.

                                  Note: All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only 

                                    Trip inclusion

                                    • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
                                    • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
                                    • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide.
                                    • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
                                    • All necessary papers including Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
                                    • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
                                    • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek
                                    • Nar Phu valley special permits 
                                    • Assistant guide for the group 6 or above
                                    • Transportation from Kathmandu – Besishar- Chame, and Jonson - Tatopani - Pokhara  - Kathmandu by local bus / Jeep 
                                    • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
                                    • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
                                    • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
                                    • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
                                    • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
                                    • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
                                    • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
                                    • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
                                    • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
                                    • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
                                    • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
                                    • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
                                    • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
                                    • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
                                    • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
                                    • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
                                    • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected
                                    • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek

                                    Dates & Price

                                    Check our available trip departure dates and costs for Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Days. However, the set start dates listed are particularly quoted for the group joining opportunity if the listed are not suitable for you and want to customize this trip, please feel free to contact us for your customized departure date. Meanwhile, The Private trips are available on any date of your selection that suits you at any time of the year at your convenience. Get in touch for your private trip and date as you preferred.

                                    Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
                                    20 Aug, 202005 Sep, 2020AvailableUS$999
                                    26 Aug, 202011 Sep, 2020AvailableUS$999

                                    Trip Info

                                    Food on Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Days

                                    Food on Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek has a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses/ trekking lodges menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the most common meals of the region are as given below.

                                    Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

                                    Common Lunch options – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

                                    Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

                                    On the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items are mentioned but officially any of meats are not our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high area is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

                                    Deseret and Snacks options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and pastries, etc.

                                    Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

                                    Water on Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Days

                                    The water on a trek is available at every trekking lodges or shopping shops along the way, buying a regular bottle of mineral water costs 1-3 USD per litter. Annapurna region has plenty of water sources to get the water as you can also refill the water from the random taps or water source, refilling waters from any of those sources is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

                                    Accommodation Facts on Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Days

                                    Accommodations on the mountain are simple in tea hoses/ Trekking Lodges. The rooms come usually in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and the view is spectacular from the rooms of mountain tea houses. Likewise, single rooms are available ( except Himalaya and ABC) and it will be provided for solo female travelers.

                                    We will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries during the trek

                                    NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotels offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 50 5 starts hotel booking as well on request.

                                    Best Time to Do Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Days

                                    Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there is mainly two distinct trekking season for Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Days or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

                                    Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in this region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

                                    Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Days, Autumn includes months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for the trekking.

                                    Safety and Satisfactions Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Days

                                    SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

                                    This trek is a guided trip and you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in the emergency case, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

                                    Note:During the trek, make sure you are always on the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place especially at the narrow section of the trail.

                                    Passport and Visa

                                    If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu's where you can simply get On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

                                    You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

                                    Extra personal expenses on trekking

                                    During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

                                    Travel Insurance

                                    In Saftey resonson, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating any trek and tour tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely on and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

                                    Packing list for Nar Phu with Annapurna Circuit Trek -17 Days

                                    The following lists are the essentials trekking gear which is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary cloths and gear for trekkers.

                                    • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                                    • Fleece jacket/pullover
                                    • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                                    • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
                                    • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                                    • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                                    • Mittens/woolen gloves
                                    • Warm Hiking socks
                                    • Trekking sue with spare laces
                                    • Pair of flip flop
                                    • Underwears & Swiming costume
                                    • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                                    • Sun hat/scarf
                                    • Sunglasses
                                    • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
                                    • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
                                    • Day bag above 40 L
                                    • 1 set- Headlamp
                                    • Small lock for the day backpack
                                    • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
                                    • Water purification tablets/ electric light
                                    • Wash towel
                                    • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
                                    • Rain poncho
                                    • Basic personal first aid kit

                                    Responsible tourism

                                    Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role of following the rules.

                                    • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
                                    • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
                                    • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
                                    • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

                                    We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

                                    Transportations on Trek

                                    Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative by traditional flower then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

                                    Booking and payment process

                                    Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us.we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

                                    To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the requirements documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

                                    Last-minute booking

                                    The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

                                    We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha

                                    FAQs

                                    Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

                                    • Ascend Slowly
                                    • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
                                    • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
                                    • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
                                    • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
                                    • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

                                    Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 

                                    Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Annapurna Conservation area Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

                                    Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 10 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

                                    Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.

                                    The Highest Point of our trek is 5416 meters (Throng La)  !

                                    Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel

                                    Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

                                    Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

                                    The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 

                                    The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 

                                    Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

                                    • Ascend Slowly
                                    • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
                                    • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
                                    • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
                                    • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
                                    • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

                                    Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can be easily stored your luggage at our Hotel or office. 

                                    Reviews

                                    • Clare Naido - May 04, 2020

                                      From the outset our experience with Alpine Ramble was excellent: before we had even departed our home countries, Dil Gurung was a communication superstar: he responded promptly to emails and took great care in trying to assist us and plan the perfect Manaslu and Tsum Valley 21 day Itinerary.

                                      Though we had never before met, I was warmly greeted at the airport by Dil and our guide with a Nepalese flower garland (mala I think it is called).

                                      Dil went over and above what I expected from a tour co-ordinator - he helped me at the hotel, changing money and finding bits and pieces I needed prior to the trek. He took time helping our group organise gear hire, and explaining the itinerary in detail.

                                      Once on the trek, our group realised that we were trekking at different paces. This was not a problem for the Alpine Ramble team, who ensured that we could all trek at our own pace, enjoy the beautiful surrounds, and arrive safely at our destination each day.

                                      Dil did not trek with us, but was always able to be contacted by Whatsapp, text or calls wherever we had internet/mobile reception (which admittedly wasn't often in the Manaslu/Tsum Valley area - the remoteness being one of the best features of this trek!). When we did get in touch with Dil he responded immediately and was extremely helpful.

                                      We were lucky to have two amazing porters. In particular, Sujal Gurung was outstanding: he was one of the most helpful and humble people I have ever met. Unfortunately I had not realised just how tough the trek would be on my knees and I struggled with knee pain from about the second day. This slowed me down greatly, but Sujal walked with me every day, ensuring that I was never alone. He let me have breaks where needed and even tried to give me knee massages to ease the pain. I spent more time with Sujal than with our guide and, despite being employed as a porter, Sujal was able to teach me many things about Nepali culture. His love for Nepal is infectious, as is his personality! Sujal was happy to help with everything - not just carrying bags, but helping with the small things like bringing us our meals, finalising packing, getting hot water for drink bottles at night, even taking my drink bottle out of my bag so I didn't have to remove the whole backpack to take a drink! No job was too big or too small for Sujal, and he did everything with a smile. We were even privileged enough to enjoy his musical entertainment - singing Nepali songs throughout the trek!

                                      The trek itself was harder than I had anticipated, with every day involving steep rocky paths up and down (even if the final destination for the day was 200m higher than the starting point, there would be both steep ascents and descents)!

                                      We got to see some very beautiful and isolated places, as well as traditional Nepalese villages. The highlight of the trip for me was staying at a nunnery with two Tibetan nuns near Mu Gompa. We couldn't speak Tibetan with the nuns but they were kind, keeping us warm by the fire and cooking for us...and allowing us to sleep in a beautiful and very isolated temple overnight.

                                      Dharapani was a challenge - not only was it freezingly cold at night (the water in my bottle froze and my tent did not zip up properly), the toilets were disgusting (I strongly urge against using the provided toilets...you might slip on something undesirable while trying to squat.

                                      On the hardest day, the day we crossed Larke Pass, Sujal was like an angel for me: I was freezingly cold and tired, walking very slowly (far behind the rest of my group) and seriously considering whether exhaustion and cold was a good enough reason to call a rescue helicopter. Sujal didn't let me give up, and at times showed more faith in me than I had in myself. He walked slowly with me, reassuring me that we would go bistari (slowly) and we would be successful at Larke Pass. All the other travellers attempting the pass that day seemed to have passed me and I could hardly believe this was true. Despite my doubts, Sujal did not ever despair, even carrying me where I felt I could walk no longer. In the end Sujal's faith in me won out: we successfully reached Larke Pass (maybe 6 or 7 hours after we departed) , and I was overcome with tears of relief, happiness and gratitude: in a strange country where I knew no one, a stranger had treated me with such great care and shown so much faith in me, making me feel as though I was on a journey with a friend of many years or a family member who had complete faith in me - and was right! It is hard to describe the feeling in words, but please know that it was this feeling of trust, feeling like I was cared for/about, the positive bouncy energy of Sujal's youth and his incredible strength that got me up and over the pass.

                                      Back in Kathmandu Dil arranged for a tour of the city for me - unfortunately it was very quick, as I was soon flying back home. The guide was extremely knowledgeable in the areas of Nepalese culture, history and religion. He had piqued my curiosity and made me want to learn and understand more - perhaps by returning to Nepal one day.

                                      I am so grateful to both Dil and Sujal for making my trip to Nepal a happy one. They both exhibited a sense of warmth, care and humility that is not common, especially in the competitive tourism market. These are things that can't really be quantified in monetary terms, and it was this, perhaps more so than the majesty of the Himalayas, that made my trip truly special and made the goodbye at the airport extremely difficult and sad for me. Hopefully, though, it is a 'see ya later' rather than a 'goodbye', as I would love to return to Nepal and see my Nepalese family again.

                                      I can only hope that those of you reading this review choose Alpine Ramble and have the same wonderful experience as I did.