Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Trekking Around Annapurna is real hiking course in Annapurna region trekking. Annapurna circuit trekking offers broad panoramic Himalaya scenery including the Mountain Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt.Nilgiri 7041m, Mt. Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Mt.Annapurna I 8091m, Mt.Annapurna II 7939m , Mt.Annapurna III7555m, Mt. Annapurna IV 7525m, Mt.Annapurna south 7219m, Peak Hiunchuli 6441m, Mt.Lamjung Himal 6986m,Tukuche 6920m, Tilicho 7134m etc, see different type of Animals such as musk dears, leopards, jackals, mountain Thar, birds such as Pheasant, long tails birds.

    Around Annapurna is a great taste of the trek, that includes Thorong La pass (The highest point at 5,416). The Annapurna circuit takes you around the Annapurna mountain range, following the courses of two mighty rivers: the Marsyangdi in the east and the Kaligandaki in the west, and takes you over the 5400m-high Through La Pass. The whole trek is 17 days long, with an average walking time from teahouse to teahouse of about 5 hours per day. Over 50,000 trekkers visit the Annapurna circuit trek every year. You sleep in simple teahouses with clean & comfortable bed room, which are operated by local villagers and stocked with good kitchens servicing delicious & hygienic meals. The higher elevation you get, the slower the trekking moves on, and the part between Manang (3519m) and the pass Thorung La (5416m) is a real adventure and an unforgettable journey. On the 10th or 11th day of the trek (depends on the acclimatization time and your fitness) you finally approach Thorung La(5416m), the highest point of the circuit, and suddenly there is nothing else but white mountains, mountains, mountains. We have to climb aproximately 1000 m from Thoring Phedi (4450 m) to the pass Thorung La (5416 m).

    Spring and autumn are the best seasons to go, April and May or September and October specifically. It is important to give yourself a relaxed schedule, as the essence of the Annapurna Circuit is the area's tranquil ability to cease time. Our Annapurna circuit trek package is quite affordable & itinerary is designed properly by providing enough time to acclimatization & rest. Our program takes to close to local people & culture because we stay in local tea house/guest house & eat in their dinning. We have safety tools like satellite phone with our guide just in case if someone get emergency encounter like high altitude, infection, fracture etc. Join our group trek to Around Annapurna trek or be independent trekker by hiring private guide. Our guides are local people .Our guide are trained & experienced. We also have female guide for Annapurna circuit trekking for solo female trekker.

  • Day 01: Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft] – 12 April , 2011
    On your arrival Our representative will pick you up and transported to Hotel.There will be short briefing about next program. O/N Hotel

    Day 02: Kathmandu – Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    We do full day sightseeing in World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath). The shrine is one of the large Stupas in the world. Late afternoon we will have a pre-trip interaction and last minute shopping. O/N Hotel

    Day 03: Drive to Besishahar (830m/2,723ft)
    We start bus journey at around 7 am after breakfast.Drive 6-7 hrs to Beshishahar through the scenic countryside road with river view. This is an entertaining drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. En-route to Pokhara our route diverts from the small city Dumre towards north to Beshishahar, the disdrict HQ of Lamjung where you have time to explore the surrounding area and overnight at the hotel.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & hotel accommodation included)

    Day 04: Trek from Beshishahar to Bahundanda (1,310m/4,298ft)
    We begin our trek from Beshishahar with finest view of Hiunchuli and peak 29 through crossing some local wooden & bamboo bridges reaches at Bhulbhule. It then continues to Ngadi village for lunch passing the waterfall through the river bank before arriving at Bahundanda for overnight. This is a nice village on a top of hill and you may have chance to explore the evening time to local village and around the school area the overnight at teahouse.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft)
    We start trek after a breakfast descending to Syange village crossing fields and local villages. After a short downhill walk Syange village is arrived.After crossing a long suspension bridge, and our trek continues gradually uphill from the river and the last steep climb to get to Jagat for lunch stop. From Jagat an hour aditional walk on rocky path & long scenic waterfall across the river and finally brings you at Chamje for overnight stop. You can visit around the small villages .O/N Lodge
    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft)
    From Chamje a short hike brings you to a suspension bridge over the raging Marshyangdi river, after crossing the bridge it's another steep climb for another 3 hours till Tal. Taal village is situated on the gorge by the side of the river Marshyangdi and decorated with beautiful waterfall & sandy spread river. Further trek follows the upstream up to the Dharapani, which is through the rocky trails and crossing few suspension bridges and small teashops bring you at quite large village at Dharapani for the overnight at lodge.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    Day 07: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft)
    The trail follows the river Marshyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Latamanang and Koto.Further half an hour brings you at Chame head quarter of Manang district with extra ordinary  view of Annapurna II.Over Night Lodge

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,700m/12,139ft)
    The trails leads from the other side of the river on the northern bank passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach the orchard village of Bratang for apple garden. We continue on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Dhukur Pokhari for the lunch. After walking out of the tree line a great view of Pisang peak on the north and the Chulu peak can be seen with Pisang village below you, from this top a gentle descent of one hour brings you to windswept village of Pisang for overnight. Evening visit upper Pisang for the Tibetan style of houses and monastery with panoramic view of the Annapurna range and valley.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft)
    The trek commence with pleasant walk via pine forest and the scenic view. The walk climbs gently up for half an hour and reaching the top, stop at a ridge to get our first view of the Manang valley, This grand spot offers a spectacular views of the valleys, Humde village with it is short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilicho and on the right Chulu east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk gently forward to Humde and pleasant walk up to the Braga village for traditionally built up Tibetans style of houses and if can be visited the monastery, it has an outstanding display of statues, thankas and the religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    Day 10: Hiking or acclimatization day at Manang (3,500m/11,482ft)
    Today is rest for acclimatize and explore Manang village. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Gangapurna (7,454 meters) to the South - Tilicho (7,132 meters) and the Grand Barrier to the West - Chulu West (6,583 meters) and Chulu East (6,059 meters) to the North. After explore and relaxing day at Manang, visit Himalayan Rescue Association and if needed go for movie show.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft)
    From Manang the trail leads to a gradual climb up for an hour to the Tenki Manang for enclose view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. The track gently winds up offering inspiring views and through terrains with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region and will brings you at Yak-Kharka for the overnight.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4,400m/14,432)
    We start our trek with slow pace to get to Phedi. We still have same amazing view of mountains and landscapes. After an hour walk reaches at Ledar and continues to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge to get a small tea shop. We stop for wonderful view and tea breaks, we follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorong Phedi for the overnight. Phedi, which means 'foot of the hill', is a common Nepali name for any settlement at the bottom of a long climb.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    Day 13: Trek from Throng Phedi to Throng La (5,416m/17,765ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft)
    Today we have longest and hardest day of the whole trip. We start our walk early in the morning at around 3 AM with packed lunch and the trail becomes steepest initially and reaches at high camp. Walk on your own pace viewing with sunrise and glimpse of the mountains. We continuing walk to the top that takes 3-4 hrs to the Throng top and with a great feeling of victory take a short breaks for picturesque scenery and down to the Mustang part of mountains and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West. Finally, we made to Muktinath after 7-8 hrs long walk and overnight at lodge.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,500m/8,200ft)
    After breakfast it is an easy trek down to Kagbeni. The trail descends through a dramatic, arid landscape all the way to Kagbeni. To reach Kagbeni one must travel on either side of the Kaligandaki River. The left fork continues up the river to Kagbeni. Probably you can make your lunch spot to Kagbeni.

    After 3  hours walking from Kagbeni we arrive at Jomsom, a large town and the headquarters of the Mustang region. It has an airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River and is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. O/N Lodge

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    Day 14: Drive to Tatopani by Jeep:
    Recent day, motor road has been extended from Beni to Jomsom under the plan of connecting district HQ by Nepal government so it is not a fun to trek Jomsom Tatopani part. We will drive from Jomsom to tatopani changing jeep twice & travel with local will be unfortable experiences of your trip.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    DAY 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani [2,850m/9,350ft].: 7-8 hrs
    The trek to Ghorepani takes us past the villages of Ghara and Sikha and their terraced farmlands, through Phalate and Chitre, and through beautiful rhododendron, brich, and magnolia stands. The surrounding peaks look wonderful, almost ominous, as they tower above.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    DAY 16: Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani [2,710m/8,891ft]: 6-7 hrs
    An hour  ascent of Poon Hill (3,210m. /10,531ft) early morning takes us to the top to witness a spectacular moment in time:  sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Poon Hill is equated with “a photographer’s paradise”. We are reluctant to leave and trek through rhododendron forests to Tadapani. The scenery has remained dazzling throughout the entire day.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    DAY 17: Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara [850m/2,789ft]: 7-8 hrs
    We trek for 6-7 hours through Rhododendron forest to Ghandruk the second largest Gurung village in Nepal we arrive at Nayapul.At Nayapul we end our trek with a 1 hour drive to Pokhara by car. Pokhara is known for its beautiful lakes and the dramatic backdrop of the Himalayan mountains.

    (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included)

    DAY 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hrs drive
    Today we drive back to Kathmandu, were some will catch up on last minute shopping prior to our celebratory dinner. O/N Hotel

    Day 19: Departure Day or free from program:
    If you still have few days for Nepal you can do short sight seeing tours, river rafting & jungle safari. On your departure day we will bring you to International Airport for your onward flight. 

  • Equipment Recommended:
    Footwear:

    Running shoes: These are great for travel and easy walking.
    Hiking boots: Leather with a sturdy mid-sole and Vibram sole. ½ or ¾ shank, boots should be warm and fit well over light and heavy sock combinations. Fit is much more important than brand. Take the time to select a pair that fits your foot, and break them in well. (Asolo, Merrill, Scarpa, La Sportiva)
    Gaiters: Short, simple gaiters are best, such as Outdoor Research's Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters.. Gore-Tex gaiters are not necessary.
    Sport sandals: They are excellent in camp during evenings when worn over wool socks and perfect for living in tea shops, Sherpa lodges and for visiting monasteries.  (Teva, Chaco)
    Booties: Down or synthetic. An optional luxury, any brand with thick foam soles is recommended.
    Lightweight socks: Three pairs of synthetic/wool blend (Bridgedale, Patagonia , Wigwam, Fox River)
    Heavy socks: Three pairs synthetic/wool blend (Smartwool, Bridgedale, Wigwam, Fox River)
    Clothing:
    Lightweight pants: Two pair (any brand Supplex or “stretch woven” pants)
    Lightweight long underwear top: (Patagonia-Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)
    Mid-weight long underwear top: Zip T-neck design is good. Light colors are better for tops because they are cooler when hiking in direct sunlight and just as warm as dark colors when worn underneath other layers.  ( Patagonia , North Face, Mountain Hardwear)
    Lightweight long underwear bottom: Dark colors are preferable. (Patagonia-Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)
    Mid-weight underwear bottom: Dark colors are preferable because they do not show dirt. ( Patagonia, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)
    Briefs: 4 pairs synthetic or cotton. Running shorts also work well for underwear.
    Short-sleeved shirts: Two synthetic; most nylon running shirts or athletic shirts work well. Shirt material should have vapor wicking capabilities. (North Face, Patagonia-Capilene)
    Jacket synthetic or fleece: Synthetic jackets or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible. Primaloft type fill or Polartec 100 or 200 fleece is recommended. (Wild Things Primaloft, Patagonia Puff Jacket)
    Synthetic insulated pants: Primaloft or Polarguard 3D. Full side zips are recommended. Mountain Hardwear Chugach 3D pants are an example. An acceptable alternative are fleece pants Polartec 100 or 200, but they are bulky, heavier and less versatile.
    Down insulated jacket: A medium weight down fill jacket with a hood. The hood is optional but is highly recommended. (Marmot, North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia)
    Waterproof breathable jacket & pants: The jacket must have a hood and the pants must have full-length side zips.
    Head & Hand Gear
    Liner gloves: They should be lightweight and synthetic. (Patagonia Capilene)
    Windstopper fleece gloves: (any brand of Windstopper fleece)
    Mittens w/ pile liners: (Outdoor Research)
    Bandana: Two to three traditional cotton style. This is an important item with many uses, large sizes are best.
    Sun hat: Any lightweight hat with a good brim or visor.
    Wool or fleece hat: Any brand of warm hat that can go over ears.
    Balaclava: Should fit underneath your wool or fleece hat or be thick enough to be worn alone.
    Accessories
    Sunglasses : For high altitude. 1 pair of high quality 100%UV and 100%IR with a minimum of 80% light reduction, side shields such as those found on “glacier glasses” are not recommended, but size and shape of lens should offer maximum protection from bright light on snow.
    Sunglasses: One pair high quality 100%UV and 100%IR, for lower elevations, also as a backup. It is important to have a spare pair of sunglasses.
    Headlamp w/ spare bulb: AA or AAA battery powered (Petzl or Black Diamond)
    Spare batteries: Bring plenty for reading in tents at night.
    Camping Gear
    Backpack: 2500 cubic inches (40L) or more, internal frame. Top opening mountaineer’s rucksack style is best. Avoid large zipper openings and excessive outside pockets. Larger packs are better than smaller, because they are easier to pack with cold hands and they distribute loads more effectivelyPack cover: Recommended. To protect your gear on rainy or snowy Sleeping bag: Minimum 10F to maximum -10F (-12C to -24C) Down 700 fill minimum Water bottles: Two 1-liter, leak-proof wide-mouth
    Pee bottle: This is optional. One 1-liter, leak-proof wide-mouth Pee funnel for women: Optional (Freshette)
    Pack towel: Small or medium size pack towel. Do not bring ‘terrycloth’ they are too bulky and difficult to dry. Bandanas work in a pinch. (PackTowl)
    Trekking poles: Recommended. Useful for going up and down trails of the Khumbu. Adjustable poles are better for packing. (Leki, Black Diamond)
    Swiss army knife: Remember not to leave in carry-on bags for any international or domestic flight.
    Medical & Personal
    Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
    Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher (any brand)
    Toiletry kit: Toothbrush, toothpaste, skin lotion, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, soap, comb/brush, shave kit, (bring travel size bottles to keep your kit small).
    First-aid kit: Ibuprofen/Aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, Neosporin-type suave, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins. Include any prescription travel meds that might be prescribed by your doctor (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids).
    Large trash compactor bags: For waterproofing some items inside your duffel.
    Zip-loc bags: These are always useful.
    Baby wipes
    Earplugs: Very useful for sleeping in tents and lodges. Available in most hardware stores.
    Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on your way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.
    Travel Items
    Expedition duffel bag: Important. Large size with strong zippers. Small travel bag: Can also use a second duffel bag. For storing travel clothes and personal items at the hotel in Kathmandu.
    Nylon stuff sacks: Two or three, for organizing your gear and clothes. Lighter colors are preferable for easy labeling.
    Clothes for Kathmandu:Two or three changes of comfortable simple travel clothes. Evenings in Kathmandu can be slightly cool in autumn and spring where Bangkok is very hot.
    Work-out clothes and/or bathing suit: Simple and versatile, for hotels.
    Passport belt/pouch
    Small padlocks: for locking duffel bag(s)
    Book(s)
    Journal
    Camera: Digital and/or film camera. Bring plenty of extra batteries, and memory cards for your digital camera. If you recharge your batteries power will be available in most of the lodges during the trek. Adaptors to fit the outlets in Nepal can be purchased easily in Kathmandu. Digital video camcorders are very useful. They allow you to record sounds and still images as well as video.
    Film: Be sure to keep in your carry-on luggage, in clear zip-loc bags so that it can be inspected.

     

     

     

  • Price For Everest Trek package US$ 1099

    Price Includes:
    • Pick up from Airport on arrival day
    • Heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle
    • Three night of Accommodation including breakfast in Kathmandu
    • 15 Nights accommodation in guest house during trekking including one night in Pokhara
    • Daily three times meals of your choice from our exclusively wide menu
    • A trekking guide
    • Additional assistant guide for group over 6 pax
    • Trekking porter between two members
    • National park/conservation fee
    • TIMS trekking permit
    • Road transfer Kathmandu-Bhulbhule & Pokhara –Kathmandu by tourist bus
    • Car from Nayapul to Pokhara
    • Insurance & equipments for Guide & porter
    • Accommodation, meals & daily allowance of trekking staff
    • AnnapurnaTrek T-Shirt/farewell dinner

    Services Excludes:
    • More than Three Nights hotel in Kathmandu
    • Donation & Entrance in heritage sites
    • All drinks (Hot/cold/bottled) during trek
    • Emergency Evacuation cost( We arrange you on request)
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & pokhara
    • Hot shower cost

    Notice: Do you like to buy our Annapurna circuit Bed & Breakfast package? Please write us mail.  

  • Equipment Recommended:
    Footwear:

    Running shoes: These are great for travel and easy walking.
    Hiking boots: Leather with a sturdy mid-sole and Vibram sole. ½ or ¾ shank, boots should be warm and fit well over light and heavy sock combinations. Fit is much more important than brand. Take the time to select a pair that fits your foot, and break them in well. (Asolo, Merrill, Scarpa, La Sportiva)
    Gaiters: Short, simple gaiters are best, such as Outdoor Research's Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters.. Gore-Tex gaiters are not necessary.
    Sport sandals: They are excellent in camp during evenings when worn over wool socks and perfect for living in tea shops, Sherpa lodges and for visiting monasteries.  (Teva, Chaco)
    Booties: Down or synthetic. An optional luxury, any brand with thick foam soles is recommended.
    Lightweight socks: Three pairs of synthetic/wool blend (Bridgedale, Patagonia , Wigwam, Fox River)
    Heavy socks: Three pairs synthetic/wool blend (Smartwool, Bridgedale, Wigwam, Fox River)
    Clothing:
    Lightweight pants: Two pair (any brand Supplex or “stretch woven” pants)
    Lightweight long underwear top: (Patagonia-Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)
    Mid-weight long underwear top: Zip T-neck design is good. Light colors are better for tops because they are cooler when hiking in direct sunlight and just as warm as dark colors when worn underneath other layers.  ( Patagonia , North Face, Mountain Hardwear)
    Lightweight long underwear bottom: Dark colors are preferable. (Patagonia-Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)
    Mid-weight underwear bottom: Dark colors are preferable because they do not show dirt. ( Patagonia, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)
    Briefs: 4 pairs synthetic or cotton. Running shorts also work well for underwear.
    Short-sleeved shirts: Two synthetic; most nylon running shirts or athletic shirts work well. Shirt material should have vapor wicking capabilities. (North Face, Patagonia-Capilene)
    Jacket synthetic or fleece: Synthetic jackets or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible. Primaloft type fill or Polartec 100 or 200 fleece is recommended. (Wild Things Primaloft, Patagonia Puff Jacket)
    Synthetic insulated pants: Primaloft or Polarguard 3D. Full side zips are recommended. Mountain Hardwear Chugach 3D pants are an example. An acceptable alternative are fleece pants Polartec 100 or 200, but they are bulky, heavier and less versatile.
    Down insulated jacket: A medium weight down fill jacket with a hood. The hood is optional but is highly recommended. (Marmot, North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia)
    Waterproof breathable jacket & pants: The jacket must have a hood and the pants must have full-length side zips.
    Head & Hand Gear
    Liner gloves: They should be lightweight and synthetic. (Patagonia Capilene)
    Windstopper fleece gloves: (any brand of Windstopper fleece)
    Mittens w/ pile liners: (Outdoor Research)
    Bandana: Two to three traditional cotton style. This is an important item with many uses, large sizes are best.
    Sun hat: Any lightweight hat with a good brim or visor.
    Wool or fleece hat: Any brand of warm hat that can go over ears.
    Balaclava: Should fit underneath your wool or fleece hat or be thick enough to be worn alone.
    Accessories
    Sunglasses : For high altitude. 1 pair of high quality 100%UV and 100%IR with a minimum of 80% light reduction, side shields such as those found on “glacier glasses” are not recommended, but size and shape of lens should offer maximum protection from bright light on snow.
    Sunglasses: One pair high quality 100%UV and 100%IR, for lower elevations, also as a backup. It is important to have a spare pair of sunglasses.
    Headlamp w/ spare bulb: AA or AAA battery powered (Petzl or Black Diamond)
    Spare batteries: Bring plenty for reading in tents at night.
    Camping Gear
    Backpack: 2500 cubic inches (40L) or more, internal frame. Top opening mountaineer’s rucksack style is best. Avoid large zipper openings and excessive outside pockets. Larger packs are better than smaller, because they are easier to pack with cold hands and they distribute loads more effectivelyPack cover: Recommended. To protect your gear on rainy or snowy Sleeping bag: Minimum 10F to maximum -10F (-12C to -24C) Down 700 fill minimum Water bottles: Two 1-liter, leak-proof wide-mouth
    Pee bottle: This is optional. One 1-liter, leak-proof wide-mouth Pee funnel for women: Optional (Freshette)
    Pack towel: Small or medium size pack towel. Do not bring ‘terrycloth’ they are too bulky and difficult to dry. Bandanas work in a pinch. (PackTowl)
    Trekking poles: Recommended. Useful for going up and down trails of the Khumbu. Adjustable poles are better for packing. (Leki, Black Diamond)
    Swiss army knife: Remember not to leave in carry-on bags for any international or domestic flight.
    Medical & Personal
    Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
    Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher (any brand)
    Toiletry kit: Toothbrush, toothpaste, skin lotion, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, soap, comb/brush, shave kit, (bring travel size bottles to keep your kit small).
    First-aid kit: Ibuprofen/Aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, Neosporin-type suave, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins. Include any prescription travel meds that might be prescribed by your doctor (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids).
    Large trash compactor bags: For waterproofing some items inside your duffel.
    Zip-loc bags: These are always useful.
    Baby wipes
    Earplugs: Very useful for sleeping in tents and lodges. Available in most hardware stores.
    Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on your way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.
    Travel Items
    Expedition duffel bag: Important. Large size with strong zippers. Small travel bag: Can also use a second duffel bag. For storing travel clothes and personal items at the hotel in Kathmandu.
    Nylon stuff sacks: Two or three, for organizing your gear and clothes. Lighter colors are preferable for easy labeling.
    Clothes for Kathmandu:Two or three changes of comfortable simple travel clothes. Evenings in Kathmandu can be slightly cool in autumn and spring where Bangkok is very hot.
    Work-out clothes and/or bathing suit: Simple and versatile, for hotels.
    Passport belt/pouch
    Small padlocks: for locking duffel bag(s)
    Book(s)
    Journal
    Camera: Digital and/or film camera. Bring plenty of extra batteries, and memory cards for your digital camera. If you recharge your batteries power will be available in most of the lodges during the trek. Adaptors to fit the outlets in Nepal can be purchased easily in Kathmandu. Digital video camcorders are very useful. They allow you to record sounds and still images as well as video.
    Film: Be sure to keep in your carry-on luggage, in clear zip-loc bags so that it can be inspected.

     

     

     

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