Ganja La Pass Trekking ..17 Days

Trip Introduction

Thinking about a trekking that takes you in reality close up to the base camps, big isolated valleys, high altitude villages, classic routes, glaciers and finally alpine and summit one of the challenging peaks and come across the next trail, Yes, we have an option left to scale it with us which is really possible with only agency Exotic Himalayas Treks and Expedition -Nepal. This easy to alpine two weeks trekking lies in Langtang Valley north of Kathmandu.

Starting from Kathmandu, a whole day long difficult road journey through the cliff of Rocky Mountains and really narrow rough road till Dhunche is a tuff indeed. The trekking trial follows the same route until the Langtang Valley and KyangjinGompa. ( pls read on our Langtang Page). Alternatively, you can also fly to KyangjinGompa by helicopter directly from Kathmandu and commence the trekking from here to the glaciers and surrounding valleys. We have interesting experiences of this heli trekking. If you require details of the heli trek, email us.

As you swng past KyangjinGompa and langshishaKharka, you start getting an indication of what a high-altitude Himalayan hike is about 360 degrees of mountain views so spectacular that they seem to have been created in haven by the Gods. The Fluted summit ride of Gang Chenpo, Yala Peak, LangtangLirung are such exquisite piece of ice sculpture.

Lirung Glacier that loom just across the wooden village, It exudes its various moods throughout the day-from the moment it is silhouetted against the dawn sky, past noon as the sun glints off the ice melting on its flanks, in the afternoon when the clouds veil the ridge on a backdrop of pure blue and finally the grand finale: the crimson giving way to pastel pink as the sun sets and the shadows of Naya Kanga steal up its side, an avalanche thundering down from the snowfields of PemthangKarpo-Ri. The booming sound reverberates, and when it dies down it only accentuates the silence. A meteor pierces noiselessly across the sky, heading north towards Tibet. The only Himalayan birds Chukor Pheasants live here.

Above this point, the glacier gets more dangerous and is used by mountaineering schools for training in crevasse rescue, rock climbing and ice work. Climbing up one of the eastern spurs of Morimoto Peak, the brooding presence of the vast South Face of XixaPangma rears up in Tibet from behind Hagen's Col.

You will see no real snow or ice, but instead can experience a gray surface dotted with turquoise blue pools of melt water. There was no noise of popping or creaking as we expected. Above the river of gray, we could see enormous hanging serac coming down from the peak of the mountain at 7,227 m. (23,711 ft). The air was unbelievably clear and the day was as sunny as we had ever seen.

According to the Himalayan Index, there have been 14 ascents of Langtang Lirung (in 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, and 1995), mostly by the Southeast or Southwest Ridge routes; and 13 unsuccessful attempts on the peak (these may be underestimates).

If you have time for one more ascent. Naya Kanga is a pretty peak just above and to the west of the Ganja La pass. This 5844 meter "trekking" peak offers a good route on its north side.

Much of the climb is straightforward. But there is one fairly steep section where you could about 7 pitches on 40° to 55° steep snow. He climbs up and over the Ganja La pass is made in several stages. The first is to move up to base camp some 500 meters above KyanjinGompa.Looking across the valley at the hillside of TserkoRi. The trail to Yala Peak high camp crosses this photo about a quarter the way up the image.After a night spent at Ganja La base camp, we moved up to a high camp at about 4900 meters.Ganja La high camp. From this camp, the porters and staff would climb up and over the pass, while the climbers would start in the wee hours of the morning, climb Naya Kanga, and descend, cross the pass and catch up with the crew.Ganja La high camp.

After climb and descent , we schedule to cross the Ganja La at 5130 meters (not so easy to climb back up those 100 meters or so to the pass proper) and descend another 500 or so meters on the south side to finally catch up with our tents and staff. A big, but rewarding day. We camp near a location called DhukpuKharka but depending on the availability of dinking and cooking water, this camp will be fixed accordingly.

The, trekking to Yangri Peak, a fantastic viewpoint &Tarkeghyang a well known Buddhist village in Helambu Trekking route. Tilman's Pass could be an alternative longer option of the trekking which is new and unspoiled yet.

Day 01:  Arrival at Kathmandu airport, receive and transfer to hotel by our Getaway representative.

Day 02:  Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.).

Day 03:  Trek from Dhunche to SyabruGaon (2581m.).

Day 04:  Trek from SyabruGaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.).

Day 05:  Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.).

Day 06:  Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.).

Day 07:  Rest day at KyangjinGompa& excursion in and around the area.

Day 08:  Trek and climb up to TserkoRi (5033m.) and trek back to KyangjinGompa.

Day 09:  Trek from KyanjingGompa to Ngegang (4000m.).

Day 10:  Trek from Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5122m.).

Day 11:  Trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4080m.).

Day 12:  Trek from Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2740m.).

Day 13:  Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang(2621 m.).

Day 14:  Trek from Shermathang to MelamchiPul Bazaar (846m.).

Day 15:  Drive from MelamchiPul Bazaar to Kathmandu.

Day 16:  Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Day 17:  Final departure for next destination.

Prices:

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Transfer by Deluxe Car/Bus depending on the group size.
  • Luggage van extra depending on the group size & Equipments.
  • Custom Clearance Support for any high altitude Equipments required for this trekking.
  • A Cell Sim is provided on arrival in KTM Airport with the balance of Rs.100.( returnable)
  • Welcome drinks (tea/coffee/juice on arrival in Kathmandu Hotel).
  • 03 night’s Hotel (Hotel Shankar) with breakfast in 4 star decent hotel on twin sharing basis.
  • One full day KTM Guided City tour including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Bhaktapur City).
  • Kathmandu to Dhunche & Melamche to Kathmandu By Private Bus .
  • 3 Course of meals while in trekking including high altitude dry food required during High Passes (tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner prepared by our expert)
  • Twin sharing Camping (tented) accommodation during trekking.
  • Sherpa’s including Guide, Cook, Kitchen boy; Porter depends on trek type and group size.
  • Trekking equipments including Two Men Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dining Tent, Toilet Tent, Shower Tent & bag, Down Jacket / Sleeping bag, Special Mattresses & Pillows.
  • Ground Transfer, Food, lodging, gears, transfers, insurance of entire trekking crews.
  • TIMS Permit, Langtang National Park fees.
  • First aid kit box & other supplement equipments as per agreement at the time of booking.
  • Emergency rescue Support by Chopper from any parts of the Trek. ( Evidence of Search and rescue Insurance is Mandatory)
  • Trek memorial souvenir at the end of the trip.
  • Farewell dinner (cultural show in ancient Nepali restaurant).
  • All government taxes including 13% VAT. (Subject to change)

Cost does not include: 

  • Nepal entry & re-entry visa fees US$ 25 for 15 days and US$ 40 for 30 days.
  • Entry Fees in Kathmandu (approx US$ 50 depending on the spot coverage.
  • Extra flight & Airport Taxes (Domestic & International).
  • Personal equipments and clothing other the mentioned above.
  • Expenses due to failed of the trek, sickness due to any reason, political issues etc beyond our control.
  • Expenses of personal nature like; shopping, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Travel insurance, rescue expenses and medical expenses.
  • Donations, Tips & Gratuities.
  • Extra porters if asked by the group while in trekking other then fixed with the agency at the time of starting of the trek from Kathmandu.
  • Other expenses beyond our control i.e. landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, etc.
  • Extra services not mentioned in trek itinerary.

NEPAL ( HIMALAYA )

We offer the finest and the most complete adventure package in Nepal. Our programs allow you to experience all aspects of this truly wonderful country and we make sure that you get the most from your trip. The following travel information has been prepared to ensure your hassle-free trip to Nepal:

PASSPORT & VISA

All travelers to Nepal must hold a valid passport except Indian ID holders. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your expected date of departure from Nepal. As of Now, US$ 25 for 15 Days and US$ 40 for 30 Days on arrival.

An entry visa for Nepal can be obtained either in advance from your local embassy or upon arrival in Kathmandu International airport.

CLIMATE

Temperatures could vary from cool mornings and evenings to heated-up middays due to the strong direct sunlight at high altitudes.

Mid-October/November- Clear skies, hot during the day, cool evenings.

December/January/February- Clear skies, warm afternoons but cold nights.

March/April/May- Clear mornings, hazy skies in the afternoon, hot during the day and cool evenings.

June/July/August- This is Nepal's rainy season, fascinating for those interested in the flora and fauna of the country.

BAGGAGE

We strongly recommend you pack in a soft-sided bag in order to keep the weight down. Departing from Nepal, the weight limit is 42 pounds (20 Kg.). Only two check-in bags and one hand carry bag are allowed. Excess baggage is charged up to US $ 15 per Kg. Make sure you have locks/padlocks for the bags.

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

ABOUT TOWN

Unless you plan to attend a special party, ceremony or an official function, dress casually. In middle-to-higher priced establishments, men wear slacks and a sports shirt; women wear a casual dress, or a skirt or slacks outfit. Conservative outfits are always appropriate and recommended. Both in the cities and along trekking trails, tight revealing clothing and shirtless men may offend the modest norm. However, outside of Kathmandu loose-fitting shorts with decent length are acceptable for both men and women.

ON TOUR

Comfortable clothes made of breathable fabrics are essential. Shorts and a loose shirt of lightweight cotton are ideal during the day, since it is always warm. Comfortable trousers would also be appropriate. Bring a thick sweater or fleece sweat shirt to wear in the evenings, when temperatures drop considerably. A lightweight jacket or windbreaker will also be useful.

WHILE TREKKING

The most important item you will require while trekking is suitable footwear. Lightweight walking boots with ankle support and rubber soles with thick tread are the best. Unless you're trekking during the rainy season, they needn't be waterproof. It is important that your walking boots are comfortable and broken-in; uncomfortable shoes can ruin the entire trek. Your boots should be worn with thick natural-fiber socks.

For your convenience, Exotic Himalayas Nepal will provide each traveler with a day pack as well as a rain poncho, umbrella, walking stick, cotton scarf and sun hat. Down jackets, wool gloves and hats can be purchased in Kathmandu, Pokhara or in Lukla.

TOILETRIES AND MEDICAL ITEMS

All travelers should bring a supply of personal toiletries. Sometimes, trekkers do suffer from blisters, colds, coughs and minor stomach upsets. Therefore, we recommend every traveler to bring a basic medical kit containing nail scissors, moleskin, Band-Aids, sunscreen, diarrhea tablets, aspirin and a remedy for colds and coughs. Taking Acidophilus tablets a few weeks before travel can help prevent bacterial diarrhea abroad.

CUSTOMS

There are limitations on the export of Nepalese antiques and items of archaeological or historical value. If you purchase any such item, ask the shopkeeper to assist you in obtaining an export license from the Department of Archaeology; reputable dealers are usually willing to assist. Antique carpets, brass metal statues, and Thankas (finely detailed paintings depicting Buddhist themes) are among the items in this category. Remember, it is illegal to import any items made from any endangered species of wildlife into most countries.

PACKING CHECKLIST

To assist you in planning your trip, we have prepared a suggested packing list. It is meant as a guideline only. Always take your own preferences into account when determining what to bring.

CLOTHING

Please refer to our Equipment Check List.

If you're willing to do a white water rafting, add a pair of rubber sandals and a pair of quick drying shorts. We will provide life jackets, helmets and waterproof drums for your equipment.

If you're visiting Chitwan National Park, some of your clothing should be in neutral colors, like khaki. White and bright colored clothes may disturb the wildlife.

If you're trekking during the off-season, heavier (waterproof) boots and outerwear will be required.

ELECTRICITY

Electricity is mainly available in the Kathmandu Valley with few hours of power cut. The current is 220 V/50 Cycles. Sockets have either three round pins or two thick round pins. An extra battery is important due to periodic power supply.

CURRENCY

Money Exchangers or Banks will easily exchange your currency into Nepalese Rupees. Major credit cards and travelers checks are accepted by most local hotels, but only accepted in some restaurants and shops. Master and Visa Cards are the most widely accepted credit cards.

TIPPING

It is not an obligatory culture to tip any where you travel within Nepal. However, since, the total suggested amount does not exceed US $ 70 for a two week program and US $ 35 dollars for a trek; you may choose to tip with some extra cash to show your appreciation for the service provided. 10% of the total amount is appropriate.

BANKING HOURS

Banks are open for money exchange and other transactions from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, throughout the week except for Saturdays and other public holidays.

HEALTH

Even though trekking is not so physically demanding, you still have to be in good health, as medical facilities are only sparsely available in the trekking areas. Kathmandu’s altitude is 4500 feet and we trek between n 3500 to 7000 feet, so altitude sickness should not affect you at these heights. However, almost everyone experiences shortness of breath in some uphill climbs. Those with breathing difficulties should consult a physician prior to the trip to determine their fitness for travel.

Only boiled water is safe to drink anywhere in Nepal. Most hotels provide a flask of purified drinking water in each room: when in doubt, stick to bottled drinks. Local mineral water is perfectly safe to drink, however you can still treat your water with purifying tablets. Remember, even ice should be avoided when you don’t want to risk your health.

During emergency situations in trekking without road access, a helicopter is chartered. You will then be air lifted with your guide to Kathmandu where you will be received by our office staff and taken to an international hospital. If necessary, an onward international medical flight will be arranged. Apart from the inaccessible areas of the trek, you will be rescued by road to Kathmandu where the same procedure will take place. You have to ensure that your insurance policy covers all the expenses for any unforeseen and unpleasant incident. Medical evacuation by helicopter has to be paid for by clients prior to the departure from Kathmandu. 

SAFETY

Thefts do occasionally occur in Nepal. Therefore, your valuables should be protected. Always carry your passport, airline tickets, and other valuables with you, or lock them in the hotel’s safety box. We recommend leaving valuable jewelry at home, and using lockable baggage.

TREKKING CONDITIONS AND PREPARATION

Each morning, after an early breakfast we set out at around 8:30 a.m. We will stop mid-morning for tea and continue trekking until lunch break around midday. The trails are winding and well worn, but are generally in good condition. Along the way, there will be ample time to stop and photograph the breathtaking Himalayan backdrop, and to explore the countryside. After lunch, we continue until our overnight accommodations, where we arrive around 4:00 PM. During the day, we walk 6 to 8 miles per day.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We urge our guests to purchase adequate trip cancellation, medical and baggage protection. Please ask for additional information.

ETIQUETTE

While Nepal is generally a tranquil and informal country, there are a few norms visitors should be aware of. While entering temples, you must always take your shoes off and the customary practice implies while entering a Nepali house. In some temples, it is forbidden to wear any leather clothes or accessories. Other temples such as Pashupatinath, devotees besides Hindus are strictly forbidden to enter. These customs are well marked around the temple premises, generally with signs in English and we strongly recommend you to respect such practices.

BEGGING

We discourage giving anything to beggars, particularly to children. If you wish to help, it is more fruitful to give contribution to your tour leader who will fairly distribute the donation to the local schools. Exceptions can be made for physically handicapped and to wandering religious mendicants called “Sadhus.”

MINIMIZING YOUR IMPACT

We Getaway strongly supports the conservation and preservation of the nature and historical places by opting for lodges over camps during the treks. By doing so, make minimal use of the valuable firewood and make least impact in the nature, which is our chief goal.

COMMUNICATION

A Ncell Sim Card for mobile phones are easily available at NPR 100, approximately 1.5 $ upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport just on the right side of the arrival Terminal.  Be sure, you can produce them a copy of your Passport and one Passport size (1.5”X1.5”) picture. This Ncell Mobile Phone is well connected to almost in major towns and tourist hubs in Nepal except for some trekking routes.

LANGUAGE

The national language is Nepali, with multiple distinct dialects spoken in different parts of Nepal. All of our guides speak English, also the porters, however at a more basic level. In  touristic places like Thamel, Lake Side and Sauraha, Chitwan English is widely spoken.

TIME ZONE

Nepal is 15 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time; 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

PHOTOGRAPHY

We recommend bringing all the camera equipment and film you'll need for your trip. Most people find Nepal more photographable things in here than anticipated, so it is a good idea to bring more films than you think you'll actually need. However 100, 200 and 400 ASA films are widely available in Kathmandu and Pokhara and are relatively inexpensive.

FOOD AND DRINK

Kathmandu has a surprising wide variety of restaurants serving many types of international cuisine. It shouldn’t be forgotten that Nepal has a laid back and relaxed culture and service can be relatively slower than what the Westerners are used to. Outside of the cities, the food is primarily a combination of Nepalese (which has a large Indian influence), and Tibetan. Rice, lentils and vegetables are staples, with a variety of meats used somewhat sparingly. Tasty soups, fresh breads and steamed dumplings filled with meat or vegetables stuffing are among the local favorites.

TRANSPORTATION 

Taxis: Metered taxis are easily available. However, they generally do not use their meters for Westerners. Be sure to negotiate the fare before getting in or insist on having the meters on.

Rickshaws: These two-seater tricycles are a fun way to see the city. Be sure to negotiate the fare before getting on.

Bicycles and Motorcycles: Bicycles can be rented from bike shops or hotels on per hour or day basis. Motorcycles can also be rented, however,a driving license is required.

Getting started: Trekking is an activity that you can start with a nominal equipment and knowledge. If you have a agency like Getaway! Himalayan Eco-Trekking Pvt. Ltd. you have the perfect plan to start the venture according to your needs. Most Trekking routes have walking tracks suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It's just a matter of choosing a walk that you're comfortable with and as we would say, just do it!

Get to know your own ability: You need to read our e-mailed itinerary and complete info well in advance before commencing flight to Nepal. Discuss with your Trekking Guide and Porters as soon as you land in Kathmandu or Pokhara who will give you practical information about the entire trip especially on road condition, standard of lodges/tents, food, rescue etc. Start off with a short walk on a well defined track early in the day especially for the first day. This will give you a chance to gauge your performance. It is tempting for an enthusiastic beginner to go that bit further too late in the day. If the track you have chosen is short and well defined you will have a much better chance of reorienting yourself. Before heading out evaluate the prevailing weather conditions and take the appropriate clothing and water for the conditions. See the checklist if you are in need of equipments, on the bottom of our homepage available for walks in your area.

The best way to experience the incredible combination of natural beauty and cultural riches of Nepal is to walk through them. The objective of trekking is not just reaching the particular destination, but enjoying the journey as well. You can walk at your own pace, observing nature, rural communities, and spectacular mountain panoramas. It is a simple walk, but comprises very special places like - amazing forests, isolated hamlets, and small mountain villages, birds, animals, temples, monasteries and overwhelming landscapes. You will also encounter friendly people of different mountain cultures offering fascinating glimpses of traditional rural life, quite unimaginable in our modern urban life.

A trekking route will often pass through forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak, hemlock and visiting one or two villages each day. However, the greatest highlight of any trek is the tantalizing views of snowcapped peaks. Rivers are crossed on log passages or suspension bridges. It’s not unusual to cross snowfields in the morning and bathe in sub-tropical streams in the afternoon.

For the most part, trekking routes are well traveled by local people, but has remained unmarked without signposts. Trekkers rely on our staff for directions and an introduction to the local people, culture, religion, and lifestyle. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, at your own pace. We show you what you have come to see, and help you explore a different world.

Is trekking for everyone?

Yes, everyone can go for trekking. Some people might hesitate whether I can do it or not. Well, it is alright for any person with a normal health. Generally we walk just for 6-7 hours a day, with lots of breaks in between for breakfast, lunch, tea times and you can stop for a rest whenever you feel like.  One of our staff stays at the back of the group to make sure everyone is okay.

We offer treks to more than 70 destinations in Nepal Himalayas. You can choose one of them according to your interest, time, budget and the trekking grades. You can find this list of trekking routes from the left-side menu & Drop down menu of this section.

Please also check the trekking regions, types, accommodation styles, health and other related information under ‘Trekking Info’ on the left-side menu of this section.

Types of Trekking

Tea House (Lodge) Trekking

Tented Camp ( Using own Tents)

Hiring Guide or Porter on self arranged lodge or Tent.

Trekking can be done in a number of ways; Teahouse Trekking (Lodge to Lodge) & Tented Camp. In teahouse trekking, you eat and sleep on hotels and teahouse in Nepal where one can get a hot cup of tea, coffee found locally in the trekking regions.

Teahouse trekking is the most popular of all as you can easily find a place to eat and sleep in the areas you are familiar with. Few routes such as Annapurna Circuit, Base Camp, Jomsom and Muktinath, Everest B.C, Gokyo Lake, Langtang & its surroundings have tourist level lodge and small hotels to accommodate trekkers in twin – single or triple bed sharing basis. However, Everest High pass after Gokyo Lake in between the Everest Base Camp have no lodge shelter for trekkers.  Annapurna circuit especially on Thorung–La (5416 meters) also is quite busy during High season. Now days, Upper Mustang and Kanchenjunga area trekking also offers small lodges cum houses for trekkers to stay with family and enjoy the tradition indeed. This is possible for only small size group of people who can adjust with families.

Camping trekking is popular in areas where one would tent, cook individually or in groups other then in Lodge trekking routes as mentioned above. Usually you make your backpack lighter by carrying limited foods and clothes required during the trekking period. You can give the entire responsibility to arrange the Porters, food and accommodation to Getaway! Himalayan Eco-Trekking Pvt. Ltd. and enjoy the trek.

Trekking Seasons

Trekking in Nepal can be done all year around. The country is blessed with good weathers.

Autumn:  September to November: Excellent season for trekking in all areas can enjoy clear mountain views.

Winter:   December to February: Ideal for trekking in regions below 2500 Meters altitude.

Spring:   March to May: Nepal's national flower Guranse (Rhododendrons in English) colors the mountains red and beautiful, moderate temperature makes a perfect choice for trekking in hilly regions but trekking in terai can be a little burdensome due to high temperature in this region.

Summer: June to August - Monsoon falls is in this period. Expect wet, warm and wild trekking during the season. This is the season to see lush green valleys with rice crops and greenest thick jungles.

Fixed Departures & Custom-made Itineraries 

We offer both fixed date group departures and also can make a custom itinerary according to your needs. We will be pleased to address all your queries so feel free to talk to us and email us.

Causes of Accident       

Mountain accident statistics outline that a big percentage of accidents occurring in the mountains involve less experienced hikers ,sometimes solely because they were not informed about the difficulties of the chosen trail, lack of preparation for sudden changes in the weather and climatic conditions, or because they under estimate the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

MEDICAL CONSIDERATION

Immunizations

Your physician and your local Public Health Service are the best sources of information regarding the immunizations necessary for Nepal. The following list of recommended medicines and injections, are normally recommended for trekkers in Nepal. It is a good practice to have shots recommended in a Yellow international health certificate.

Suggested Medicine

Lip Salve (Chap Stick, blister or glacier cream)

Foot powder

Band-Aids (plasters) and tape

Moleskin or other blister pads

Elastic (Ace) bandage

Antiseptic

Aspirin

Throat lozenges or cough drops

Decongestant tablets

Iodine-small bottle for water purification

Toilet paper and matches or cigarette lighter to burn used TP

Bacterium or other diarrhoea remedy

Thermometer

Antibiotic eye drop

Anti-inflammatory drugs (ibrofen)

Azithromycin

Clotrimazole 1% or miconazole 2%

Decongestant (Actifed)

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

Hydrocortisone 1%

Ioperamide (Imodium)

Norfloxacin 400mg or ciprofloxacin

Paracetamol

Painkiller

Promethazine (Phenergan)

Ranitidine

Rehydration salts

Tinidazole

Suntan lotion or sun-block cream

Recommended Vaccines & Immunization

Cholera

Typhoid-paratyphoid

Tetanus

Polio (oral)

Malaria (only if you will be visiting a jungle lodge)

Typhus

Hepatitis (gamma globulin an expensive, but important shot)

Meningitis Meningococcal A/C vaccine

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Some people are more susceptible to altitude sickness than others. If you suffer from a case of altitude sickness it does not mean that you can never go to high altitudes again. However, it does means in the future, you should pay attention. Awareness of altitude sickness has caused some trekkers to be unnecessarily anxious as they trek. The progression of symptoms is usually gradual, and you will have plenty of time to react appropriately. Design your itineraries to allow plenty of time for acclimatization so that you will be able to adjust to the increasing altitude. Human bodies have the ability to adjust to higher altitudes when given enough time. If a person travels up to high altitudes more rapidly than his or her body is able to adjust the developed AMS symptoms.

The treatments of AMS are first and foremost not to ascend with symptoms as symptoms are likely to descend. In rare cases where descend is difficult or impossible a portable pressure chamber is effective. Three medications have also been proven useful for treating and preventing AMS namely Acetazolamide (Diamox), Dexamethasone (Decadron), Nifedipine. Your physician and local Public Health Service are the best sources for further information.

WATER

Obviously, some urban water may be extremely contaminated and some mountain water may be almost pure you are advised not to drink tap or stream water for your safety. Stick to purified water or soft drinks. Boiling makes water  safe to drink and a good way to ensure safe drinking water is  to consume lots of tea or a hot drink (hot lemon or hot water) which is available almost everywhere. Another way to ensure safe drinking water is to treat it with iodine or chlorine preparations.

CLOTHING EQUIPMENT

The things that you need to have in your backpack during the tour are important things to be taken into an account. Your backpack should be lighter as you need to carry them and should be stuffed with essentials. Above 3,000 m the days are cooler and a set of interchangeable warm and windproof layers is best. During the night you should put on dry thermals and the thickest down jacket available. Above 4,000 m it is cool year-round so you can dress up accordingly.

TIMS PERMIT & CONSERVATION / NATIONAL PARK PERMITS

NTB and TAAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 18, 2010 to implement the TIMS system in a new format from April 1, 2010. NTB and TAAN have introduced separate TIMS Cards for FITs and organized groups. FITs need to have Green TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $20 per person, while those travelling in groups need to have Blue TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $10 per person. Trekkers taking the service of trekking agencies can pay fee for TIMS card in US dollars.

Organized Trekkers

Our Administrative Crew will collect trekkers’ data and enter it in the central database and will provide trekkers with a TIM’s card after paying fee prescribed above.

Opening Hour/s

TIMS counter at TAAN follows regular working hours (10am-5pm) and 365 days a year- NTB Offices follows government working hours and days. Getaway! Himalayan Eco-Trekking Pvt.Ltd: Trekking agencies open 12 hours a day seven days a week.

Documents required for different Permits

To obtain TIMS Card

# Passport

# Two (2) Passport-size Photographs

# Xerox Copy of Passport and Visa

Govt. Office Opening hours: Sunday to Friday except on Public Holidays: 10 AM – 5 PM (from mid February to mid November)

10 AM – 4 PM  (from mid November to mid February

GUIDE BOOKS:

Nepal, APA, APA Publishers, Nepal, Nelles, Nelles

Trekking in Nepal, Bezruchka, Mountaineers. Lonely Planet Nepal

MAPS

Mandala / Nelles

Recommended Restaurants: You may find many international standard Restaurants in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

"Have a good trip and "Namaste."

 

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Trip Information

Price start from : $ 2200

Activities:

Trekking & Soft Climbing

Accommodation:

Tented Camp

Trip Duration:

17 Days ( Approx. )

Trip Grade:

Very Hard

Altitude:

5,033m /16,512ft

Meals:

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Transportation:

By Private Transportation

Group Size:

Min 2 Person

Best Month:

March-May and Sept-Oct

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