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Dhaulagiri trekking to the west of the Annapurna Range and the Kali Gandaki Gorge. The ancient river continued cutting through the rising Himalayan massif as India pushed its way under the Asian plate, creating the world’s deepest gorge. At one point, below Kobang, the floor is 5,6km below the summits.
Seven attempts were made to conquer Dhaulagiri before a Swiss expedition was successful in 1960. Our around Dhaulagiri trek to three high camps and Hidden Valley is demanding and scenically rewarding.
The Dhaulagiri trek begins from Beni in the lower Kali Gandaki Gorge and follows the trail north-west above the Myagadi Khola that crosses the Dhaulagiri Himal to the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve en-route to Dolpo. It climbs ridges linking villages with terraced rice paddies and wheat fields. Forests of bamboo, oak and rhododendron are rich in bird life. Beyond Sibang the trail turns north and steadily gains altitude, getting tougher beyond Dobang as it ascends to the Italian Base Camp.
A rest day assists acclimatisation before 700m is added to the altitude at Glacier camp and another 400m to the Dhaulagiri camp – and an additional acclimatisation day. Walks to high ground offer spectacular views of the surrounding ice-clad peaks. From the French Col, we explore Hidden Valley which offers superb views of the north face of Dhaulagiri.
The Dhaulagiri trekking Nepal trail then descends to Yak Kharka, beyond which it drops down to the beautiful village of Marpha on the river. This is a wealthy Thakali village with abundant farmlands and fruit orchards. The prayer wheel outside their monastery is over 1000 years old. From there, a two hour walk up the gorge leads to the capital of the Mustang region, Jomsom. A 20min. early morning trans-Himalayan flight takes you to Pokhara: to relax at your hotel or walk the shoreline of tranquil Phewa Lake; before returning to Kathmandu.
Sturdy boots, warm/waterproof clothing, a good sleeping bag, day pack camera sunscreen and hat are essential items. We offer a full camping trek to this region. Our Dhaulagiri circuit trek package includes transport, your guide, chef, local porters, meals, sturdy tent accommodation and safe drinking water.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing &
Kathmandu – Pokhara – Beni (830 m/2,731 ft) 8-10 hrs drive
Day 04: Beni - Tatopani (1,000m/3,280ft)
Day 05: Tatopani - Dharapani
(1,565m/5,134ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Dharapani to Muri (1,850m/6,068ft)
Day 07: Muri - Boghara (2,050m/6,724ft) 5-6
Day 08: Bagar - Dobang (2,630m/8,626ft) 5-6
Day 09: Dobang - Italian Base camp (3,500m/11,
480ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 10: Rest & Acclimatization
Day 11: Italian Base camp - Glacier camp
(4,250m/13, 940ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 12: Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base camp
(4,650m/15, 252ft) 3-4 hrs
Day 13: Rest and Acclimatization
Day 14: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col
(4,950 m/16 ,500 ft) 3-4 hrs
Day 15: French Col - Hidden Valley Camp
(5,000m/16, 400ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 16: Hidden Valley Camp to Yak Kharka
(4200m/13 776ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 17: Yak Kharka to Marpha to Jomsom
Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara 20 min flight
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu 5-6 hrs
On request, a 25 minute flight to Pokhara
can replace the 5-6 hour bus trip.
- Reading/writing material
- First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
- Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
- Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
- Health requirements arranged
- Money: cash/credit card
- Down Sleeping bag provided by Mountain Mart Trek in Kathmandu
- Light weight Towel
- Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
- Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
- Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
- Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
- Warm Hat
- Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore tex
- Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by MMT in Kathmandu)
- Sewing Kit
- Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
- Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
- Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
- Running shoes or sandals for evening
- Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
- T Shirts 2 or 3
- Shirt - Long Sleeved
- Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
- Thermals upper and lower
- Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.
Dhaulagiri Trekking Detail Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Meet MMT (Mountain Mart Treks) airport representative at International Airport and transfer to your choice of Hotel /Resort /Guest house. Free afternoon. Involve well come dinner held by MMT management, introduce guide, trip briefing and check trip necessities.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
After breakfast, day will start our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley such as, pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Stupa Bouddhanath, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Patan Durbar Square & Kathmandu Durbar Square (Freak Street) with temple, unique ancient art, architectures, museum and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip counseling and ensure once again trekking gears, medical kid and trek legalization needs.
Leisure and easy day for different interest.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Beni (830 m/2731 ft) 25 min flight and 3-4 hrs drive
Fly to Lake city Pokhara in the morning with Himalayan tranquility and drive to Beni. 82 KM (3-4 hrs) drive. There is possibilities of express overland drive direct to Beni via Pokhara which takes 9 – 10 hrs. It’s a scenic overland drive with fantastic view of Himalaya through the many rivers, terraced paddy field and countryside villages, finally brings you Beni. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 04: Beni - Tatopani (1000m/3280ft) 5-6 hrs
Our trek begins from today. We continue trekking along the Kali Gandaki River. Head toward Myagdi khola. Cross the suspension bridges. Pass by the villages of Mangalghat, Singa and Tatopani (Hot spring) Enjoy the Hot Spa and overnight stay in the campsite.
Day 05: Tatopani - Dharapani (1565m/5134ft) 5-6 hrs
Tonight you will camp in Dharapani 1565m, and the Dhaulagiri is no more so far. Today, our trail crosses the terraced hills, Shahashadhara village Dudh khola ratorunga village then reaches Dharapani and spend a night in the campsite.
Day 06: Dharapani to Muri (1850m/6068ft) 5-6 hrs
The path goes steep up to Muri 1850 m, where the Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains appear clearly. From Muri, enjoy the magnifiscent views of Mt Dhaulagiri and others. Overnight stay in Campsite.
Day 07: Muri - Boghara (2050m/6724ft) 5-6 hrs
From Muri the trail is easy and goes down for few hours but before to reach Boghara you have to climb a steep path for a couple of hours. The trail descends down before reaching Phedi and then the trail ascends up until Boghara. Overnight stay in Campsite.
Day 08: Boghara - Doban (2630m/8626ft) 5-6 hrs
Today the path is quite difficult and sometimes you will need the help of the ropes. The trail descends down to a small ridge then crosses forest to Jyardan. Finally, cross the rocky part to arrive at Doban. Overnight stay in Campsite.
Day 09: Doban - Italian Base camp (3500m/11,480ft) 5-6 hrs
Today you will reach the Italian Base Camp where you will camp just in front of the West wall of the Dhaulagiri. Passing through beautiful forest we rapidly gain altitude and mountains burst out all around. Since, we are rapidly gaining altitude, keep yourself hydrated and take it easy. Overnight stay in campsite.
Day 10: Rest & Acclimatization day:
A rest day for acclimatization. Since there is little exploring to be had, this is a day to relax because tomorrow we will have a tough day. Exercise, move around, make some hikings and properly acclimatize with the altitude.
Day 11: Italian Base camp - Glacier camp (4250m/13,940ft) 4-5 hrs
After crossing the first glacier, probably using a rope in a couple of tricky spots, we climb onto the main glacier. The surroundings are spectacular, which makes up for the rough and dangerous trail. The glacier crossing would require the use of rope. Overnight stay in campsite.
Day 12: Glacier Camp - Dhaulagiri Base camp (4650m/15,252ft) 3-4 hrs
Today we reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Soon the rough rubble gives way to the smooth ice of the white part of the glacier. We climb steadily to the rough and chilling but spectacular Dhaulagiri Base Camp. On the way, enjoy the magnificent north face of Dhaulagiri I. Overnight at campsite
Day 13: Acclimatization day
We will be constantly at an altitude of 5000 - 60000 m in the next days, hence so this day is essential. Even when we're acclimatizing, health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. Overnight stay in campsite.
DAY 14: Dhaulagiri Base Camp - French Col (4950 m/16500 ft) 3-4 hrs
Hidden Valley Getting off the glacier above the base camp often requires a rope, but once over the steep moraine walls we are in safer and gentler country. After a breathless climb to the top of French Col.
DAY 15: Hidden Valley Camp (5000m/16,400ft):
Make some rest. Acclimatize. Explore the surrounding peaks.
DAY 16: Hidden Valley to Yak Kharka (4200m/13,776ft): 6 hrs
After climbing over the 5200m Dhampus Pass, we traverse avalanche prone slopes and then descends steeply to Yak Kharka. Then trail descends down until we reach at Yak kharka.
DAY 17: Yak Kharka to Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 7-8 hrs
More steep descent leads to Marpha and a well-deserved beer over lunch. Tackling along the cairns, we proceed along the snowy path. After a few hours of walking in the snow, we pass the top of the Thapa Pass. From Marpha, we further head toward Jomsom to catch our next day's flight to Pokhara.
DAY 18: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, guide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. We make use of the rest afternoon for discovering the beautiful Pokhara valley leisurely. While we walk along the bank of Phewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal enjoying the Fish Tail Mountain reflected in the lake. You can also take a boat around the Phewa Lake or just can take an hour's walk to the World Peace Pagoda. Evening time, we spend exploring around the lakeside.
DAY 19: Drive to Kathmandu:
Today, after breakfast, we make a 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Himalayan Glacier Trekking staffs.
Why select Mountain Mart Treks to be your travel partner?
- More than 20 years of route experiences
- Guests first
- Individual trip design and fixed departures
- Comfort & safety
- Stress Free Travel
- Fixed prices without hidden costs
- Extensive range of travel service
- World class travel service
- Easy and flexible payment modes
- Financial protection
- Staff care
- Responsible tourism
- Walking and helping
Cost inclusive :
- All airport/Hotel transfers
- Tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights on BB Plan
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
- Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
- Safe Drinking water
- Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara for 2 nights on BB
- All mountain accommodation
- Domestic flight (Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu) or tourist
bus on choice
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (Govt. registered
trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and
Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food
- All necessary paper work and permits(Annapurna Conservation permit,
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
Cost Exclusive :
- Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks
- Mineral water
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Travel insurance & evacuation
Trip Information Section
Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.
A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.
Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem
Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt
What to take
This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .
Important to note:
Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.
Why Travel with Us?
Our outdoor staffs are fully insured and well equipped. MMT offers attractive salary packages to guides, porters and other trekking staffs. We also pay sustainable salaries/wages during low season when no work is available. Our porters may carry a maximum mass of 30 kilograms.
We have extensive logistical experience in both individual and group tour operations. We customize your holdiay as per requirment and always endeavour to meet ultimate expetation. MMT tour operaters are professionalize in Nepal trekking, high adventure passes, climbing and mountaineering, cultural tours, white water rafting and many more.
Safety and trip comfort are no compromises and top priorities of the company inclusively to both clients and trekking crews. Our trekking leaders are pharmacy trained and have considerable knowledge on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) from different training workshops conducted by HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association), KEEP (Kathmandu Education Invironment Project) and TAAN (Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal) . We believe health is wealth: Guides and porters are fully insured and sufficient trekking gear is supplied by MMT. Emergency First Aid Kits are carried by trek leaders for health support for clients and trekking staff. We are constantly in communication with our trek leaders about weather issues which might influence trips.
We are an independent ultimate outdoor adventure team, based in Nepal, who explore and experience the unspoiled flora, fauna and landscapes of the towering Himalayas as well as the treasures of myth and legend of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mountain Mart Treks offers a splendid alternative solution for adventure, fun, research, and eco tourism to these South Asian countries. We believe each our happy client is our next trek.
Mountain Mart Trek has numerous fixed departures trekking tours to match several travelers. Besides, we also offer customize guaranteed departure dates upon your advice and make happen comfortably. MMT will organize treks for groups with specific interests and will adjust itineraries for groups with age-specific requirements. Group sizes can range from a single trekker up to a maximum of 10 people
Our trekking team has more than 20 years route experiences in remote adventure, peak climbing, expeditions, culture and nature research, whatever your condition we will help you to achieve your final goal. We believe in adventure beyond the fun. We are more specialized in unbeaten and unspoiled nature finder trekking operator..
Our prices are extremely competitive and our service will touch your feelings. We have a good business relationship with domestic and international airlines, hotels and resorts and are the sole agents for several treks and tours. We guarantee fair prices and top class unexpected Services.We offer a transparent travel service and no hidden costs will hit our clients during their trip.
MMT offers a one stop travel solution and is proud to inform our valued clients that all types of travel service, including international air bookings, visa services for India, Tibet, Bhutan, and China are on offer. Apart from trekking, we are the sole agents for mountain climbing expeditions, white water rafting, wildlife safaris, cultural tours, bird watching tours as well as budget and group tours to Tibet and Bhutan
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Frequently Asked Questions Section
Do I get Nepal Visa on arrival?
Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport prior to apply for a Nepal visa. The passport must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Travelers can obtain a Nepalese visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or at a border immigration office. One recent copy of a passport size color photo is required to apply for Tourist Visa to Nepal.
- The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on arrival at any border are as follows:
- A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days: US$ 25 payable only in USD dollars.
- A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days: US$ 40 payable only in USD dollars
- A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days: US$ 100 payable only in USD dollars
Will somebody meet me at the Airport upon my arrival?
Yes, our Airport
Representative will be there to greet you outside the Terminal Hall (after you
have completed passport, immigration and visa requirements) He will be
displaying our Mountain Mart Treks & Expedition logo with your name on it.
You will then be transferred to your hotel.
What sort of transportation do you use?
Mountain Mart Treks &
Expeditions is all about providing you with local insights as well as
adventure. With that in mind, we use a mixture of local buses and taxis,
private mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and sometimes land
cruisers for journeys into the mountains, to and from trekking points. The
choice of vehicle will also depend on the size of your group. See the “Price
Includes” section for your trek’s options. All vehicles are maneuverable and
flexible enabling us to take you through the narrow roads of Nepal. We carefully omit to talk about he crazy,
exciting, heart thumping driving that whips you from place to place.
Should you have special transport
requests, please contact us.
What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and while
We use standard rooms, as
per our “Price Includes” section, in Kathmandu. We serve you lodge double room
available in the route in sharing basis. This service provide as per trekking
plan you purchased with us. Lodges are mostly in village, which allows you to
buy sweets and drinks, which we do not carry with us. For Tea House (lodge)
trekking you will get a double room, on shared basis, as per your trekking
How fit do I need to be and is trekking for me?
Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately fit. No previous experience is required. To condition yourself for trekking, some physical fitness programs such as regular walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering a trek. Whilst on a trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before you become fully acclimatized to altitude.
What sort of food can I expect when trekking?
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
each day, as per itinerary, is included.
If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us
What opportunities will I have to shower on the trek?
Hot showers will be
available in some lodges at your own expense.
Can I charge my digital camera and other batteries when trekking?
Electricity will not always
be available, especially in more remote areas. Carry a second set of charged
batteries with you – and don’t forget your adapters! Your guide will know where
you will be able to charge your batteries next.
Will there be any telephonic communication while we are on trek?
There are telephones in a few
villages along the routes from which you can make international calls. Cell
phone reception cannot be relied on in the mountains and in many regions not at
all. If required, we can supply a satellite phone service. Please inform us
should you need this service, which must be at your expense.
Can I use a credit card while trekking?
In most cities yes, to some
extent, however once you leave the cities behind, you can only use cash. Make
sure that you take sufficient Nepalese rupees for your needs in small
denominations. In some places, Dollars, Euros and Pounds will be accepted.
How much additional money do I need per day?
It all depends on your
spending habits. 15 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water,
chocolates, souvenir shopping of local crafts when available and a few drinks.
You can buy these things only in certain villages.
Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
Tips are always expected. It
is good to tip trekking staff at the end of a trek. The standard recommendation for tipping is
for each person, in a group of 10 or more persons, to tip the guide US$ 10 per
day and each porter US$ 3 per day.
For groups of one or two persons and above USD$ 12 per day for guide and
USD$ 5 for porter is recommended.
Do I need to bring purifying tablets and filter?
Please bring a water bottle
to fill with purified water. We will provide you with purified water to each
day. So you don’t need anything unless you want to bring your own water
purifier (If so, please inform us beforehand). You can also buy mineral water
in some villages along the trail.
Where do I store my unnecessary trekking stuff and how much does it cost?
All stuff what you have are not necessary to take to trekking as this makes your porter extra heavy and things can be lost and damaged during the trek. You can leave such stuff at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Mountain Mart Trekking store. Luggage storage facility is absolutely free of cost.
When do treks leave? How are trek dates arranged?
We plan each trek to depart
at our customer’s convenience. Usually, a day or two after you fly into
Kathmandu; spend a day or two in the capital, meeting the team, checking on all
the gear and then departing after breakfast on the prearranged day.
What essential documents do I need to carry with me on the trek?
A valid Passport – which must
be valid for at least 6 months after you return from your tour. It needs to
contain few blank pages. Bring minimum five copies of passport size photos to
issue your arrival Nepal visa (which is payable only on USD cash) and trekking
- Travel insurance; keep a
separate photocopy with Mountain Mart Trek and into your main baggage.
- Cash and Traveler’s Checks:
keep serial numbers and proof of purchase separately.
- Flight tickets
- Emergency contact numbers for
T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.
- Passport photos:
- One for your Nepal entry visa at the airport.
for your trekking permit and more photos for a multiple entry visa for onward
trips to your next port.
- Visa fees are:
- US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30
days/90 days multiple entry that is payable only in USD cash. Maximum number of
days should be included in the section about extending a trek.
- Departure taxes are included in
flight tickets to any destination since 2005.
Are the MMT (Mountain Mart Treks) Agency's staff insured?
Yes, our company insures all
our trekking staff: guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.
Do you use Yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own
Whilst on a trek, our
porters will take care of your luggage service as per the “Price Includes”
section. Your porter may carry a maximum of 15kg of luggage per person, in a
soft bag A porter carries two
trekkers’ bags (30kg).All you need to
carry is your small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, sun cream
and sufficient warm and rain clothing for the day.
What weather conditions can I expect when trekking?
Weather in the Himalayas is
notoriously difficult to predict: expect the unexpected. Nights are generally
much cooler than the day. In winter (December to February) nights can be cold
while days are beautiful (and warm when the sun is out). Snow can fall at any
time of the year. Temperatures can range from 15°C to 25°C above 5000m. It is important to stay warm and dry in any
conditions – so carry sufficient gear in you pack each day.
As the leader of a large group, can I trek for free?
Yes, providing your group size meets tour agreed minimum, we include a free place for a leader, company representative and teacher.
- 16 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for one leader.
- 25 participants in a group – get free trekking package for two persons.
- 40 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for three persons.
How do you minimize risk to ensure a group’s safety?
The safety and well-being of our clients is our first priority. Whilst acknowledging that there are inherent risks in all travel that can never be totally eliminated, we endeavor to minimize any risks or dangers that have the potential to lead to any more than reasonable level of physical or emotional distress for our clients, staff and partners.
We aim to do this by:
- Ensuring the chosen itinerary is appropriate for your group.
- Seeking medical assurance from you that medical advisor prior to trekking departure to ensure all travellers are suitable for the challenge ahead
- Ensuring that our guides are all first aid trained, carry a comprehensive first-aid kit and are fully competent in handling emergency evacuation procedures
- Ensuring that our guides carry mobile or satellite phones: Mobile or satellite phone communication is available on most trekking routes which provide direct access to our company.
- Providing a doctor to escort all school trekking groups and on request for charity challenges. Insisting that a complete risk assessment be provided prior travel and trek.
- Requiring each client to complete and sign our risk assessment form prior to departure for a trek. Insisting that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and trekkers. Insurance documentation to be provided prior to any trek.
Can I add extra days to my trek?
A trekking holiday should
never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along the route we can add
days at your request (with additional costs to cover guides, porters,
accommodation and food if given sufficient time to make the arrangements.
I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?
Yes, there are many options
and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trek. Please
browse our trip extension on home page and the following suggestions offer a
- Everest Flight – A one hour
early morning flight to see Mt Everest and its surrounding peaks. A ticket
- includes the flight plus transfers to and from
the airport (weather permitting).
- Trisuli River Rafting – A one
or two day package, including return road transport.
- Chitwan Jungle Safari Package –
2 nights 3 days. Longer trips are also available.
- Kathmandu City Tour
- Meditation Tour- 2/3 days
- Tibet Tour
- Bhutan Tour
- India Tour
- Volunteering at a School in a
Please contact us for more ideas and information: whatever your interests?
(updated: June 01, 2017 data from Department of Immigration - Nepal)
Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit
Nepal must hold a valid passport prior to applying for a Nepal visa. The passport
must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Foreigners can obtain a
Nepalese visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or at a border immigration
office. One recent copy of a passport size color photo is required to apply for
Tourist Visa to Nepal. Mountain Mart Trek has listed Nepal visa information tips for travelers to Nepal.
Tourist visas shall be granted for a maximum
period of 150 days in a visa year (January to December)
A foreigner who has departed before
the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year. If any foreigner who has entered Nepal towards the end of a visa year desires to extend his/her stay into the new visa year, he/she may do so by purchasing another visa for the New Year. Provided, however, that the computation of the fees for such period shall be made on the basis of the total period of the stay.
application for a Tourist Visa must be submitted in the format referred to in
A Nepali visa issued abroad
is valid for entry for three to six months from the date of issue. True -
Tourist Visa Exceptions
Citizens of the
following countries should be issue visa in their own country to Nepal embassy
Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia,
No foreigners except Indians are entitled to Nepal without a
Visas can be obtained from the following immigration offices
- Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
- Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
- Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
- Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
- Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
- Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
- Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
- Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Visa Application Forms
A copy of the Visa Form is available for use at the end of this
document that avoids you long queue to pick up the Nepal visa form at the international
The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on
arrival at any border are as follows:
- A Tourist Visa
with Multiple Entry for 15 days: US$ 25 payable only in USD dollars.
- A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days: US$ 40
payable only in USD dollars
- A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days: US$ 100 payable
only in USD dollars
- Regardless of the provisions stated in points E1 and E2
above: Tourists with passports from South Asian
Association for Regional Cooperation
(SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan
and Sri Lanka) are not required to
pay visa fees for a 30 day visa.
- Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter into Nepal.
The fees payable (only in local Nepali currency) to extend
the duration of your stay, or to renew a visa are:
- US$ 2 equivalent, in Nepali currency, per day of the
- An additional US$ 20 or equivalent, in Nepali currency,
is payable on a single-entry visa in F1 if a MultipleEntry facility is requested for the
- If foreign visitors failed to renew their visa and need
to do so at an exit point, they have to pay an additional equivalent to US$ 3, in Nepalese
currency, on the regular visa extension fee.
- Foreign visitors who have overstayed their visa period of
150 days without extension are required to pay an additional visa fee as per provision
in F3, plus a fine as specified in Clause 10 sun-clause 4 of the immigration Act 2049.
- Regardless of the provision stated in F1: 15 days is
counted as a minimum extension period and the visa fee is charged accordingly. For an
extension period of more than 15 days, the visa fee is charged as per the provision of F1.
- A tourist visa can be extended for up to a maximum period
of 150 days in a single visa year (Jan. – Dec.).
It is cheaper to purchase a
30 day visa at the point of entry and then to extend it, for 15 days or more at the Central Immigration Office
in Kathmandu or Pokhara unless you are staying for 90 days or more
For an extension to a visa you
will need two additional passport photographs for each extension.
A transit visa for one day can be obtained from Nepal's
immigration offices at an entry point upon the production of a departure flight
ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The fee is US$ 5 or
equivalent convertible currency. A transit visa may not be extended.
A Nepali Visa can be obtained from Nepal Embassy / Consulate
Offices in your country, or upon arrival at Kathmandu airport. It is also
possible to obtain the visa from other border points of entry. You'll need 1
passport photo each time.
For foreign investors, a business visa with a multiple entry
facility for a period of one year or five years can be obtained from the
Department of Immigration on the recommendation of the Department of Industry
and Commerce by paying US$ 100 and US$ 250 or equivalent convertible foreign or
Note: While we
try to make the information contained herein as accurate as possible, we accept
no responsibility for any loss,
disruption or inconvenience sustained by anyone using this information.
Information to Visitors
Foreign visitors are requested to keep a note of the dates
on their Nepalese visa and their passport number to avoid possible problems.
Visa extensions need to be applied for, within the valid period of the Nepalese
You are requested to ensure that you get the arrival/departure stamps on your
passport at the entry /exit points to avoid possible legal complications.
Living in Nepal without a passport or a valid visa is a
Deviation from the prescribed trekking routes mentioned on
your trekking permit will be treated as a violation of the law.
You are advised to be aware of brokers/cheaters and
counterfeit documents or visa/trekking permits to avoid legal complications.
Change of purpose of your stay without permission is not
allowed and employment or voluntary services while on a tourist visa is
strictly prohibited. It will be a punishable offence.
Be certain to
register at the police and Immigration check points along any trail. It would
be wise to register your trekking destination and schedule at your Embassy or
If you encounter
problems along the trails, immediately inform the nearest police or Immigration
You are requested to change money with recognized dealers
and do not forget to take and keep formal receipts.
You are requested to inform the officials at an Immigration
Office or Police Station of any changes in the address previously given in your
visa application form or disembarkation card, and within seven days.
If, as a tourist, your stay is more than 120 days in one
visa year and you wish to visit additional places for longer than 24 hours, you
must register at the local police office of such places, your name, passport
number and address.
You are advised to be mindful to contact the Department of
Immigration to request a visa transfer in the case of getting a new passport or
travel document from your embassy, and within seven days.
Passport and trekking permits should be kept by each trekker
Filming in restricted or notified areas without permission
is strictly prohibited.
Please do not take out the visa stickers from your passport
and do not try to change records printed in your passport.
We request your
co-operation in observing the following guidelines during your stay in Nepal.
Respect local traditions, customs, values and sentiments, help to protect local
culture and maintain local pride.
- Respect privacy
while taking photographs.
- Respect holy
- Refrain from
giving money to children as it will encourage begging.
- Respecting local
etiquette will earn you respect.
Let the Himalayas change you – do not change them: so
remember while you are on trekking:
- Leave campsites
cleaner than you have found them.
- Do not light open fires.
- Burn dry papers
and packets in a safe place.
- Keep local water
clean and avoid using pollutants.
- Plants should be
left to flourish in their natural environment.
- Help your guides
and porters to follow conservation measures.
- Protect the natural environment.
Indian citizens are permitted to travel in Nepal provided
they have any one of the following documents:
Passport; Driving license with photograph; Identity card
with photograph issued by a governmental body; Ration card with photograph;
Voter identity card with photograph; Registration certificate issued by the
Indian embassy to Indian citizens residing in Nepal; Ad hoc/temporary identity
cards issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen in the event of
exigency; Document with photograph and setting out identity, issued by the
sub-divisional magistrate or authority there above.
|Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.
||977 - 01 - 4433934 /
4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868
||977 - 01 - 4433935
|Sunday to Thursday
||10:30 a.m. - 17:00 p.m. in Summer
||10:30 a.m. - 16:00 p.m. in Winter (Nov. to Jan.)
||10:30 a.m. -15:00 p.m.
Visa Application Hours
|Sunday to Thursday
||10:30 a.m. - 15:00 p.m.
||10:30 a.m. - 13:00 p.m.
Note: All of the
information above is based on information from the Department of Immigration of
Nepal’s office and may be found on
Trekking cards and
Permits for Conservation Areas, National Parks and Restricted Areas
All trekkers are required to carry a Trekkers' Information Management System card (TIMS card). It is available from the
Tourist Services Centre in Kathmandu: Sun – Fri 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 –
17:00. It is free, but requires two passport photographs. (Trekking agencies
provide the cards for their clients.) Show it at check points on trekking
Trekking Permits are required for all treks that pass
through Conservation Areas or National Parks.
permits can be purchased at the Tourist Services Centre for Rs 2000 plus
National Park entry
tickets cost Rs 3000 and require no photograph. Purchase at the Department
of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation office Sun – Fri 09:00 – 14:00 only
(next to the Tourist Services office).
Permits are required mainly for camping style trekking in remote areas near
the Tibetan border – for which a guide is strongly recommended. They can only
be purchased for two or more trekkers. The permits are issued by the Central
Immigration Office, require two working days, your original passports (not
facsimiles) and two photographs. Costs range from US$10/week to US$500/10 days
plus substantial additional amounts for each additional day. These will be
procured by your chosen trekking agency. Offices are open daily, but with
restricted hours on Saturdays.
The foreign tourist
visiting Nepal shall be granted the tourist visa.
The tourist visa shall be
granted for a period in maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Visa years means
January to December).
A tourist who has departed
before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year
shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another
If any foreigner who has
entered into Nepal towards the end of a visa year desires to spend even the
period during which he may stay in Nepal with the tourist visa of the other
visa year, he may use such facility.
Provided, however, that the
computation of the fees for such period shall be made on the basis of the total
period of his stay.
Note: Above information is based on Department of
Immigration of Nepal office.