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  • Duration:13 Nights 14 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 12
  • Activity:Hiking & Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 4560m

About Pike Dudhkunda Trekking

Pike Dudhkunda Trekking into lower Solu region is a wonderful trek ideal for those who want to diverge off the typical tourist trails and want to try something remote and offbeat. One of the major highlights of this admirable trek is a magical sunrise hike up to Pike Peak (4065m), one of the tallest hills of Solu, to see the incredible panorama of the highest mountains in the world including Mount Everest. Reaching the beautiful and holy Dudhkunda (4560m), camping overnight over there is definitely a lifetime experience in the Himalaya of Nepal.

Our Pike Dudhkunda Trekking follows the similar trail of Pike Peak Trekking until Junbesi and then we climb up to the amazing Dudhkunda Lake before getting to Phaplu. This trip is a perfect blend of tea house and camping trekking. The available tea houses will also be very basic compared to other commercial trekking routes. But, the heartwarming hospitality of the locals is a major highlight of the Pike Dudhkunda Trekking. These remote villages and sacred monasteries of the lower Solukhumbu region offers a chance to interact with local people and learn their way of life. For nature lovers, alpine forests of rhododendron, magnolia, pine, wildflowers, and wildlife are a treat especially if you are trekking during spring season. 

Pike Danda is a grassy hill where Yaks and Naks graze in summer. Pike Peak or Danda is one of the easily accessible but remote trekking destinations in Solu. After the magnificent sunrise view from Pike Peak, we descend down to Jase Bhanjyang and then continue our trek to Junbesi. At the beautiful Sherpa village of Junbesi, you will experience Sherpa culture and ancient Tibetan Buddhist religion. A most fascinating monastery, believed to be built in 16th century, sits in the middle of Junbesi. The famous Thupten Chholing Monastery is home to some 500 Buddhist nuns and monks. The beautiful monastery is perched high above a valley surrounded by streams and tall pines; a magical and peaceful place. At the Tibetan herbal medicine clinic, we can get a check up by the doctor who diagnoses health problems by simply studying the pulses of your wrist.

The trek to Shengeephuk takes us through a mossy forest where there is a cave fashioned from an overhang of rock with bricks and a window. This cave, high on a wall of the valley, is where the highly respected, late Rimpoche spent three years in meditation. Shengeephuk opens up to a breathtaking view of a gigantic valley fed by endless springs. The trail climbs steeply uphill to Taksindu La pass, 3070 meters. There is a huge stupa and a large decorated gate at the peak of this pass where we descend on a rugged flagstone path into another valley. The clear alpine Dudhkunda (Milk Lake) is considered a holy and locals believe that taking a dip in it on the full moon night in August will bring them blessing. From Dudh Kunda, there is another breathtaking panoramic view of Everest, Numbur, and down into the forested valley.

Pike Dudhkunda Trekking is a great way to learn about traditional Sherpa culture as the valleys surrounding Pike are a haven of Sherpa culture which have not been tainted by tourism. Please get in touch for further details. 

Highlights of Pike Dudhkunda Trekking

  • Remote and off-beat trekking trails
  • Experience authentic Sherpa culture, settlements and communities
  • Magnificent view of Mt. Everest, 8848m, Kanchenjunga, 8586m and Mt. Makalu, 8475m, from Pike Peak
  • Explore sacred Dudhkunda Lake
  • Trek and support the local Sherpa communities
  • Warm hospitality of the Sherpa community
  • Access of road and flight transportation from Phaplu

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle.

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip.

  • 1300m
  • Private Vehicle

Todays’ journey starts with an early morning drive from Kathmandu valley to Dhap via Okhaldungha on our private vehicle which takes almost 8 hours driving along the Sun Koshi River until reaching Ghurmi where we stop for lunch. After lunch, the smooth drives goes uphill continuously towards north through the sub tropical forests of Pine to dense forests of Rhododendron passing several country side villages, beautiful landscapes and valleys until reaching Dhap.

From here, we’ll start our hiking to Jhapre. It’s perched above a deep valley with nice views of Everest and the Number Himal. There’s a pretty little Gompa and Stupa here. This is also another best view point for all high Himalayan range to north.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 10 hrs
  • 2,820 m/9,249 ft
  • Private Jeep

Today, we pass through rhododendron forests, see yak grazing in the pastures, and look at those beautiful mountains from new angles. Today Pike Peak comes into view. We visit the age-old monasteries, Buddhists stupas and Mani stone.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6 - 7 hrs
  • 3,640 m/11,939 ft

The climb to the summit of Pike is steep, but fairly easy. From the top of Pike, we will see Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and other great peaks. After feasting our eyes on the view, we head back down to Jase Bhanjyang.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 3,550 m/11,644 ft

We walk down a gently declining trail through the unique landscape of pine and rhododendron forest passing through the small village of Tumbuk before reaching the beautiful village of Junbesi on the edge of the forest, with a great view of Numbur Mountain. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5 - 6 hrs
  • 2,700 m/8,856 ft

We spend a day to explore Junbesi and surroundings. We hike 1.5 hr to the 16th century Thupten Chhorling Monastery where about four hundred Sherpa and Tibetan monks and nuns reside for meditation. Some monks also live in meditation caves carved in the side of the hill near the monastery. We may hope for a blessing from the Lama in this monastery who is of a very high level incarnate of Buddha. There is also a traditional Tibetan herbal medicine clinic, or amchi, at Thupten Chhulen.  

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The trail climbs from Junbesi to Thupten chhorling monastery which is famous for its big cave, the ancient Phunmoche Monastery and a traditional Tibetan herbal medicine center. We will have a look around before continuing uphill through the forest; enjoy the wildlife and vegetation, and finally reach Shengeephuk.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 7-8 hrs
  • 3,940 m/12,926 ft

Today, we follow the trail over Pore Danda. The trail is not that well established. Gradually, we head up to Saharsbeni, a huge place where all the yak herders bring their yaks in the summer and gather to celebrate the local festival called “Yarjang”. The celebration of “Yarjang” is believed to bring protection to the yak herders and their yaks. It is a spiritual place, because towering above Beni is the great Numbur Himal to which the Sherpa people believe is the God of Solu region. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 4,037 m/13244 ft

While trekking from Saharsbeni to Dudh Kunda, we see a mountain glacier and the famous lake, Dudh Kunda. The mountains around there appear very close. Those who arrive there at Janai Purnima in August will observe a special celebration of pilgrims who goes there to immerse them in Lake Dudh Kunda, a ritual which is believed to bring salvation. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 2-3 hrs
  • 4,560 m/14,960 ft

Today, we trek to Taksindu La. On our way to Taksindu, we will see Mani walls, special walls built in the middle of path by the Buddhist people. According to their belief, circling the Mani wall clockwise erases one’s sin. Other lovely sights are the animal herds in the Himalayan pastures, the wilderness and beautiful landscapes along the trail. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 8 - 9 hrs
  • 2,930 m/9,610 ft

Today, we’ll take a reserve day. We’ll hike around the nearby hills and trek to Taksindu La to see the magnificent views of the surrounding snow giants. We can give a good rest to our body today

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The trail from Taksindu to Phaplu is nearly level; we pass through forest, pastures and Sherpa settlements. The alpine forests are full of wildlife and birds. In Phaplu, this last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with your sherpa guides and porters, and a good chance to sample some chhang, try Nepali and Sherpa dance and look back on the memorable trekking experiences. The staff will be hoping for some precious and well deserved tips

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3 - 4 hrs
  • 2,469 m/8,098 ft

We take morning flight from Phaplu to Kathmandu . Upon arrival, our staff will be there to receive us and help us transfer to our hotel. The remaining time is unscheduled, allowing you to shop or look around Kathmandu. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Domestic Flight
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. 

  • Breakfast
  • Private Vehicle

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 8 nights (with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; 3 nights fully organized camping  
  • Three Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking 
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • All required camping logistics and equipments 
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Excess baggage charge(s) (Domestic Flights).
  • Kathmandu to Dhap Hill by private 4W Jeep 
  • One way airfare between Phaplu to Kathmandu (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (hot and cold drinks, mineral water, juice and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.   

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date20 Aug, 2020end date02 Sep, 2020Guaranteed$1200

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Pike Dudhkunda Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Pike Dudhkunda Trekking Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Pike Dudhkunda is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

The Best Months for Pike Dudhkunda Trekking

Every season has its own beauty however those who come in March or April will be awed to see the rhododendron forests in bloom. There are five different species of the national Rhododendron which account for the range of colors: red, purple, pink, magenta, and white and many wildflowers including wild orchids. Autumn or Fall trekkers who come in September, October and November after the monsoon has passed, will find the weather is clear and the landscape lush and green.

A winter trek is also possible for those who don’t mind the cold, anytime from December to March. In February local Sherpa tribes celebrate their New Year festival of Losar or Yulsang. The Sherpa warmly welcome tourists who come to help celebrate their favorite festival!

The Dumji Festival in May or June, is another very special celebration honoring the birth of Guru Rinpoche.   During the four-day long Dumji celebration the Junbesi monastery becomes alive with dancing and drinking as well as more serious rituals and masked dances performed by the monks. The sacred dance performed by the monks is locally known as Chham.  If you time your Pike Peak Trek to coincide with the Dumji Festival (the date is determined by the lunar calendar) you will get a wonderful chance to experience the famous Sherpa hospitality and culture.

In July each year, the Sherpa people of the valleys around Pike gather to celebrate their clan god called Pike Lhapchen Karwoo. Sherpas decked out in their finest attire  come to thank the god of Pike and all the sentient beings for helping them and ask blessing.  A July trek is not recommended because of it is the peak of monsoon, a time of leeches, muddy, slippery trails, clouds and rain.
 

Fitness/Health

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.


Local Customs You Should Know About on the Pike Dudhkunda Trekking 

Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.


Travel Insurance for the Pike Dudhkunda Trekking 

It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.
 

Flight Delay/Cancellation

Domestic flights to mountain regions can be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. Be aware that you may have long waits in the airports. From our side, if a flight is cancelled we make sure you get on the next possible flight.

If you wish to make an alternative arrangement Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will assist in making the booking, but will not cover any additional costs of the alternative arrangement. The refunded money of the unused flight ticket would be credited to the concerned guest, however.

There will be no refund for the days of the trek that are missed. You will not be entitled to any refund for services in the package (ie hotel, transport, flight) that you did not use due to the cancellation.

It is advisable to allow one or two extra days at the end of your trip to allow for flight delay/cancellation.

If flight cancellations at the end of the trek delay the return to Kathmandu, the guests are responsible for all your expenses during the wait in Phaplu. Private Jeep drive option is also available. 

FAQs

Where is Pike Peak?

Also known as ‘Low Solu Trekking’, Pike peak lies in the Solukhumbu-Everest region of Nepal. It is one of the least visited part of the khumbu region offering an incredible panoramic view which includes four of the highest mountains in the world (Mt. Everest, 8848m, Mt. Kanchenjunga, 8598m Mt. Lhotse, 8586m and Mt. Makalu, 8475m) as well as other 6000 and 7000m peaks including Ama Dablam 6812m, Thamserku 6623m, Kusum Kangaru 6370m and Mera Peak, 6650m.


When should I plan for Pike peak trekking?

Every season has its own beauty however those who come in March or April will be awed to see the rhododendron forests in bloom as there are five different species of national Rhododendron which account for the range of colors: red, purple, pink, magenta, and white and many wildflowers including wild orchids. Fall trekkers who come in September and October after the monsoon has passed, will find the weather is clear and the landscape lush and green.

A winter trek is possible for those who don’t mind the cold, anytime from December to March. In February local Sherpa tribes celebrate their New Year festival of Losar or Yulsang. The Sherpa warmly welcome tourists who come to help celebrate their favorite festival!

Dumji Festival in May or June is another very special celebration honoring the birth of Guru Rinpoche. During the four-day long Dumji celebration the Junbesi monastery becomes alive with dancing and drinking as well as more serious rituals and masked dances performed by the monks. sacred dance performed by the monks is locally known as Chham. If you time your Pike Peak Trek to coincide with the Dumji Festival (the date is determined by the lunar calendar) you will get a wonderful chance to experience the famous Sherpa hospitality and culture.

In July each year, the Sherpa people of the valleys around Pike gather to celebrate their clan god called Pike Lhapchen Karwoo. Sherpas decked out in their finest attire, come to thank the god of Pike and all the sentient beings for helping them and ask blessing. Still, trek in July is not recommended as it is the peak of monsoon season; a time of leeches, muddy, slippery trails, clouds and rain.


What is the cost for this trip?

Our 10 days Pike peak trek costs USD 1050 if you’re a group of 2 – 6 people. Depending upon various factors like the number of trekking days, number of trekkers, trekking season, etc. and other various factors, cost for the trip can be negotiated. Contact us for further details.


How hard the Pike peak trek can be if I’m trekking in Himalaya for the first time?

Well, Pike peak trek is very doable for every enthusiast travelers who dreams of seeing the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest) along with other 8000m mountains and other countless peaks. All you need to do is pay great attention to your physical fitness and acclimatize properly throughout the trek to achieve what you came for.

Trip grade is moderate and one who has enough walking experience previously can do this trek as the trail is 100% safe and there are no technical elements to the journey; just one foot in front of the other.


Do I need travel insurance for Pike peak trekking?

A big yes! Annapurna Foothills strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to you go into this remote area. Travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, and medical treatment is recommended. The insurance must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.


Why Pike peak with Annapurna Foothills?

Not just because we’re a local tour operator but our trekking guides are professionals for sure and they have done this trek several times. Also, our great safety record allows us to operate with full liability insurance. All client funds are deposited in a regulated trust account. We spend more providing the best amenities, logistics and safety measures and things that many lower-cost programs don’t facilitates with.


What is your policy on Leave No Trace?

We (Annapurna Foothills) operate eco - friendly and are highly committed to Leave No Trace. Garbage which is burnable are sorted and burnt and those which can be recycled are taken back to Kathmandu.


How much will I be spending on trail per day?

You won’t be spending much on trail as accommodation and 3 meals a day are included in your trip price while booking with Annapurna Foothills. USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000 - 3000) per day per person will be enough since you have to personally pay for items like beverages and drinks, charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi, hot showers etc.


What happens in case of emergency or if I need to leave the trek beforehand?

Well, it depends upon the kinds of emergency you’re going through. If you have to leave the trek due to ill-health or severe injury, we will arrange an emergency air rescue which will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain rescue. 

If you are able to walk down, one of the assistant guides will guide you down to a lower elevation where you can wait for the rest of the team or fly out to Kathmandu ahead of the group.

Even if you leave the trekking beforehand, we are committed to pay the porters, and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired. So, refunds for the unused days for your trip will not be given.


Do you also offer tailor - made departures?

Yes, we do offer tailor - made departures. If our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient, we can reschedule the departures accordingly.


Can I hire only Guide and a Porter from you?

Yes, you can hire Trekking and Climbing Guide and Porter services from us. We can offer customizable services of Guides, Porters, Domestic Flights and Documentation.


What type of food can I expect on Pike peak trek?

Meals in the Himalaya mainly consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates because our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations. Each teahouse offers continental food, which you can choose from the menu. Food will be typical but fresh, warm, tasty and delicious. Normally every vegetable served in the tea houses are locally produced. This is usually organic which is good for your health. For those who prefer non-veg, make sure to check with the guide if the meat is fresh before you place the order. Basically, you will have dinner and breakfast at the lodge where you stay overnight and lunch will be on the way.


How do you deal with drinking water standard on Pike Peak trekking?

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring water purification tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.


How big will be the group size?

We mainly focus on small groups. We take up to 10 trekkers in a group so that we can provide personal care to each of our members. If you have group of more than 10, please contact us for amazing group discounts and customized services.


Is it safe to travel as a single women or girl?

Yes, it is safe to travel to Nepal and to do solo trekking as a single women or girl. We are more responsible for this matter and we ensure all security and safety for solo women traveler. Upon request we can also arrange for a Female trekking guide as well.


What about simple medication on the trek?

On the trek, our guide will carry a first aid kit. We also recommend you carry your own. Almost all modern medications are available in Kathmandu for a fraction of the price you will pay in the west. Just get your doctor to make out a list and get them here before you leave for the trek.


Do I really need a guide for this trek?

Well, it depends on your skills, money and time available. Most people usually goes with guide as the trail is newly opened and without guide and other staff, you would be on your own in harsh weather or in a medical emergency. So, we strongly suggest our clients to do the trek with professionals and we believe our guides are highly experienced and for sure professionals making your safety their foremost priority.


Are there any ATMs along the trail? Can I use my credit cards there?

Although there are some ATMs available in Phaplu, ATMs might run out of cash or machines might not work promptly. Thus, carrying some cash is always a good option.

En route to Pike peak trek, most places don’t accept credit cards. There are few ATM booths in Phaplu but they are highly misleading. So we highly recommend you to convert currencies into Nepalese Rupees or withdraw money from ATMs in Thamel, Kathmandu before leaving for trek.


Is there Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery charger available during the trek?

Most of the tea Houses will offer Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery charger with a small amount of money. The WI-FI service may not be very fast but can check emergency message or important updated for your work.


Do I need to join a group or can I do the trek solo?

There is no requirement to join a group or departure dates. We always try to be flexible with our trips for our guest’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trip details as long as the proposed itinerary or suggestions does not harm your own chances of acclimatization.

Private or Solo Trips is possible but a bit more expensive compared to joining a fixed date. We highly recommend hiring a reputable guide service for a safe and secure trekking experience. With Annapurna Foothills, there is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a private solo trip or join a departure date. We assign local professional guides, porter etc whom you could trust with your life as they are highly experienced and give first priority to your safety.


How long do I have to walk on an average per day on trek?

On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 7-8 hours and 3-4 hours is the shortest day. It also depends on your rhythm of walking. We usually start early so that you could reach the destination on time making sure that you’ve got enough time to explore and enjoy the composure of the place.


Can I along with my little children do this trek? Is there any age limit?

For sure, you can. As there’s a saying which quotes that age is just a number and if you’re physically and mentally fit, there’s no age limit to do this amazing trek. If you are trekking with your family members or need any special attention and requirements for the trip, we highly recommend you for scheduling private trek with few extra days and make necessary arrangements for your convenience. The only requirement is to have a good walking experience previously.


How do I communicate with my family back in hometown when I’m on trek?

At most villages along the Pike peak trail, the tea houses will have internet facility. Most of the lodges offer Wi-Fi service. The internet speed will be very basic. You can also purchase Nepalese SIM cards (NCELL or NTC) but their coverage will be limited. And our climbing guide will also carry a satellite phone for emergencies with minimum cost.


In case of bad weather and our Phaplu flights get cancelled or delayed, what are the possible alternatives that we will have?

If our domestic flights to or from Phaplu get cancelled or delayed because of bad weather, we’ll have two major options;

• Reschedule your flight next day. Additional expenses like accommodation, food etc. need to be paid by guests.

• Other option will be a Helicopter flight which will be expensive compared to regular flights. Cost will depend upon availability, number of members and baggage weight.
 

Where am I supposed to leave the unwanted stuffs in Kathmandu when I’m on trek?

You can store the unwanted stuffs in the locker room at the hotel where you’ll be staying in Kathmandu. They’ll provide you a baggage tag which you’ve to keep it with you safely or you can hand over it to our guide. And after your return from trek to hotel, you can collect those stuffs by giving them the same baggage tag that they’d gave you previously.


Can I bring my medication with me?

Yes you can. But be sure to bring the prescription and its original container so that you don’t have to face any sort of hassle from custom inspection.


What is the luggage limit for porters?

Annapurna Foothills will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 25 kg of luggage (maximum 15 kg for each trekker). Porter are those staffs who not carry only your luggage but also lift your spirit to reach new heights and your affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.


What is your cancellation policy?

Regarding cancellation, if a client voluntarily or involuntarily terminates/cancels the trip once the trip has started, no refund will be given for missed or unused services of the trip regardless of the reason i.e. sickness, or any other unfortunate events.

In case if any guests wish to cancel their trip prior to their departure for any reasons then a written application should be sent by the guests to us, 2 Weeks prior to the Trip starting date. If the cancellation is made beyond the time limit then USD 200 per person will be charged. As per our company policy, deposit amount is non- refundable and can be utilized with the timeframe of one year from the trip confirmation date.


Count me in for the trip. How do I book?

We’ll be happy to welcome you soon in Nepal and provide you our expert team to do the blessed Pike peak trek in Himalaya of Nepal.
Please get in touch for further details.