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Jomsom Valley Trek -12 Days

Trip Description


Jomsom Valley is a short and beautiful trek in Nepal’s one of the most beautiful semi urban region, which lies in the lap of Himalayan giants.

Jomsom Valley Trek is a short yet beautiful trek in the rain-shadow of Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri, which caters tremendously wonderful highlights; culturally & naturally. The trek begins after a short Trans Himalayan Flight to Jomsom, the Windy City and the home to Thakalis. The trek then traverses through the biggest Apple Orchard of the country, Marpha, which is also the abode to unique tribe Marphalis. The gateway to Upper Mustang, Kagbeni is a cultural village we would admire after Marpha. Throughout the trek, the windswept landscapes of Jomsom and neighboring places blended so well so with colorful hills and sparkling Himalayan peaks will feast your eyes.

The latter half of the trek takes us to the elevated common shrine Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the sacred shrines for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bons. The temple above the clouds offers us a pleasant sensation of peacefulness. Then the trek slides down to Jomsom and finally after the fly out journey from Jomsom, the trek ends at Pokhara.

In addition, if you have wish to enjoy natural beauties, enhance cultural experiences with enough time to explore the Hidden Kingdom, you can join us our Mustang Valley Trek-17 Days or Short Upper Mustang Trek-12 Days

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package in your timeline or budget, then you could contact us, or email to info@hikingnepal.com

Trip Overview
Primary Activity Heritage tour, Public bus drive to trek spot and walking in mountain village trail
Duration 12 Days Trip Code HNJVTo12
Meals All meals during trek Accomodation Hotels/Mountain Lodges
Group Size Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation Flights/Private Vehicles
Trip Start Kathmandu Trip End Kathmandu
Route KTM-PKR-JOMSOM-KAGBENI-MUKTINATH-JOMSOM-PKR-KTM
Best Season Spring(March/April/May/early June) and Autumn(September-October-November-early December)
Trip Notes Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.
1 Traveller 2 Travellers 4 - 6 Travelers 7 - 9 Travelers
1499 1270 1090 1050

Outline Itinenary:

Day 01    Arrival day in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Dinner)
Day 02    Cultural Tour in Kathmandu city & trek preparation (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
Day 03    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Altitude: 823m/2,700ft Drive: 6/7 hrs. Meal: Breakfast)
Day 04    Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom,Trek to Marpha (Altitude: Marpha: 2650m/8745 ft. Jomsom: 2800m/9240 ft. Flight: 20 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 05    Trek to Tukuche (Altitude: 2550 m/8415 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 06    Trek to Kagbeni (Altitude: 2810 m/9273 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 07    Trek to Muktinath (Altitude: 3800m/12540 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 08    Trek to Ekali Bhatti via Lupra (Altitude: 2740 m/9040 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 09    Trek to Jomsom (Altitude: 2800m/9240 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Day 10    Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (Altitude: 823m/2,700ft Flight: 20 minutes Meal: Breakfast)
Day 11    Drive back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B/D)
Day 12    Departure from Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

What is included

  • Airport transfer by Hiking Nepal office representative in a private vehicle
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • Farewell Dinner at finest restaurant in Thamel Kathmandu
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Blue Horizon in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • 6 nights’ accommodation  at well and comfortable Mountain Lodge available en-route during trek (Few nights’ at during trek with attached bathroom/toilets)
  • 2 night’s accommodation at 3 star Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • Full board meal during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea & coffee, seasonal fruits, chocolate/s & biscuits)
  • English speaking, First Aid and Eco-trained local trekking guide, Assistance guide as per the group size, porters (2:1)
  • All the expenses for guide and porters along with Insurance
  • Domestic Airfare and Tax for the sector Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu transfer in a Tourist Bus
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card fee
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by English speaking local guide
  • Exclusive medical kit bag, Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps, Adventure Certificate
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek
  • All government and local taxes as applicable

What is not included

  • Nepal Visa - (Cost- US$- 25 for 15 days & $- 40 for 30 days)
  • Lunch & evening meals while in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Except welcome/farewell dinner)
  • Travel insurance
  • Monuments’ entry fees for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Heritage sites
  • Cost of personal nature expenses, Beverages (Mineral water or coca cola), cost of extra meals, snacks, phones bills, Internet, Wi-Fi, laundry etc.
  • Cost incurred during emergency, evacuations
  • Tips for Guide/driver/porters...
  • Anything not included in “Service Includes”

Day 01    Arrival day in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.

Day 02    Cultural Tour in Kathmandu city & trek preparation (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

After your delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley where you will observe living heritage of Medieval Nepal - Witness the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and capture the sacred moments of Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Stroll the lively streets of Kathmandu Old Market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the home of The Living Goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture as well as astonishing wooden carving. A short drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square will take you to a hill top stupa called as “Swyambhu” meaning “self -emerge” and belief that the hill emerged impulsively from the great lake that once covered Kathmandu valley. Also known as Monkey temple.

Day 03    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (Altitude: 823m/2,700ft Drive: 6/7 hrs. Meal: Breakfast)

Early morning, after breakfast, catch Tourist bus or we can also organize a private vehicle for you. Viewing countryside villages, farm, shops and river, you will reach at Pokhara. A beautiful place with tremendous views of mountains and lakes. Upon reaching at Pokhara, you will be escorted to your hotel. You can also go for Boating at Fewa Lake.  Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4- Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom,Trek to Marpha (Altitude: Marpha: 2650m/8745 ft. Jomsom: 2800m/9240 ft. Flight: 20 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to airport in a private vehicle. A short flight to Pokhara to Jomsom will thrill you. As you land at Jomsom Airport, your trek will starts. First stoppage for the trek is Marpha (2650m) which comes after a short trek of 3-4 hours. This place is famous for its apples and juices, brandy made out of apples. Jomsom is a windy place. Overnight at a local lodge in Marpha.

Day 05 Trek to Tukuche (Altitude: 2550 m/8415 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Tukuche is another destination to stop for the night which is also a short trek from Marpha. The trial to Tukuche is a bit dusty with jeeps and motorcycles hurtling by at pretty much of high speed. Beginning the trek early morning is highly recommended. Magnificent hills and Kali Gandaki gushing throughout the trial are the major attractions of today’s trek. Overnight in a local lodge at Tukuche.

Day 06- Trek to Kagbeni (Altitude: 2810 m/9273 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today’s trek will takes you to Kagbeni is which is 4-5 hours of walk. After walking in dust and stony bank of the river in previous days, the sight of Kagbeni will definitely please your eyes.  The lush vegetation is what you might have missed during other days trek. Resting for an hour or so after reaching there and talking a stroll to the small town is quite an experience. Overnight in a local lodge at Kagbeni.

Day 07 Trek to Muktinath (Altitude: 3800m/12540 ft. Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Once, you gear up, you will begins to walk along the longest and highest trail of the trek which brings you to the maximum elevation of the trek,  Muktinath(3800m). The old valley and town captivates you. The temple of Muktinath is a holy destination for Hindu and Buddhist devotees. You are likely to get exhausted because it is uphill climb all along. Restaurants and small pubs are also the other attractions besides the temple at Muktinath. Spend overnight at local lodge.

Day 08 Trek to Ekali Bhatti via Lupra (Altitude: 2740 m/9040 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will walk in a downhill trail towards Lupra lies in the bank of Panda River. It is a small settlement of Thakali ethnic group with unique culture, tradition and lifestyle. Here, you can also see an ancient Bon Gompa. Resting for a while, you will starts to walk in an ups and down trail that takes you to Ekle Bhatti. Spend overnight at local lodge.

Day 09 Trek to Jomsom (Altitude: 2800m/9240 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Now, it’s a time to retrace back to Jomsom through downhill. You always have to be cautious and not be excited to reach the destination. It will be your final day of your trek, hence, you can celebrate with guide and porters as well as taste some local drinks. Spend overnight at local lodge.

Day 10 Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (Altitude: 823m/2,700ft Flight: 20 minutes Meal: Breakfast)

From the windy city Jomsom, you will take a flight back to Pokhara. Leaving the tranquil isolation as you land at Pokhara, you will be once again transferred to your hotel in the city. Rest of the evening on your own. Spend overnight at Hotel.

Day 11 Drive back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B/D)

You can either fly or drive to Kathmandu based on your feasibility and comfort. During flight, you can reach Kathmandu within 30 minutes after departure from Pokhara. Whilst, driving will takes around 7 hours to reach Kathmandu, however, you can grasp the countryside life. The 1st half of the trip is along the highway above Seti and Marsyandi Rivers and the latter half winds along Trisuli River. Green hills along the spiral roads, stopping in between for snacks (fish) are the trip highlights. Upon arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel in the city. Take your time for refreshment. Evening, we, Hiking Nepal team, invite you for a dinner. Give us chance to make your evening a wonderful time.

Day 12    Departure from Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Completing the most wonderful 12 days long vacation in Nepal, today you will be departing back to home. As per your flight schedule you will be transferred to the airport by your tour officer in a private vehicle. As your welcoming was special, Hiking Nepal will give you a special see off.

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

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Nepal Visa & Getting in to Nepal

All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at Nepalese Embassy of respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from the Nepal’s border entry point. However, certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival. 
Requirements: Traveler should have a valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photos (size: 1.5" x 1.5") and Visa fees (either US$ or equivalent) mentioned as below:
Visa Facility    Duration    Fee
Multiple entry    15 days        US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entry    30 days        US$ 40 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entry    90 days        US$ 100 or equivalent Nepalese currency
You can also download VISA form and fill up. Please go through the link as below:
http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa  

Group Size: 

For group, we normally run with minimum 2 person to maximum 10 in our published group departure program. However, there is no barrier for a private trip. We can run a trip for single person and even more than 10 in a group. Normally for a group, we provide 1 main guide, 1 assistance guide along with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Moreover, for every additional 2 trekkers, 1 more assistance and a porter will be provided making a team combination as follows:
Minimum to 2 PAX: 1 Guide and 1 porter
4-6 PAX: 1 guide, 1 assistance guide and 3 porter
7-10 PAX: 1 guide, 2 assistance guide and 4/5 Porter

Guide and Trip Safety

Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag). Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.
For trekking, we provide local experienced guide speaking fluent English and familiar with the local routes, landscape, flora, fauna as well as culture, and tradition of certain areas and let you feel comfortable. We do not encourage for child labor, hence, our porter will be above 16 years that are living in the Himalayas of Nepal; as well as carries only 20-22 kg weight per porter. Normally, the guide and support teams are selected with proper analyzing of their experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. Our guides are well familiar with different societies of all caste and customs along the trail and share the insight culture with you that are not even noted in guide book. 

To make our staffs more fluent and experienced, we consistently provide trainings. They have been participating in special training programs like Trekking guide training, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Intensive Wilderness first Aid and many more that has been certified and approved by Nepal Government.

Meals and Accommodation

During your stay in Kathmandu, we accommodate you in 3 star category hotel in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Breakfast is included with room accommodation. Normally, based on your group size, you will be accommodated in twin and triple sharing basis. Likewise, in case of single room stay in a group, you will require to pay single supplement charge mentioned in our trip cost. Also, if you wish to upgrade hotel accommodation, we can accommodate you in respective hotels with surcharge. On your arrival in Kathmandu and a day before your departure for homeland, we Hiking Nepal Team will invite you for Welcome and Farewell dinner. You will be taken to an authentic restaurant serving Nepali Cuisine with some cultural Dance Show. For your other day’s meals, you can get hygienic restaurants providing verities of taste including continental, Chinese, Italian, Nepalese and many more. 
Similarly, for your stay during trek, we shall accommodate you in local lodge available en-route. Normally, the rooms are basic and in a twin sharing basis. Some lodges offer shower system and hot water. 

For meals, you will be served sufficient hygienic food. Our service includes a full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee) based on lodge menu. Normally, for breakfast; porridge, cereals, toast or chapattis, omelets and a range of hot drinks are served. Likewise for Lunch and Dinner; you can taste some Nepalese food (esp. rice, lentils and curry), Sherpa food, Indian food, Italian Spaghetti, noodles, potatoes, even Pizza in some areas. It is obvious that you will receive fresh and organic food in the Himalayas of Nepal. Your breakfast and dinner will be served in lodge where you stay and lunch on the way during trek.

Travel Insurance

While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and required to issue from your home land and we do not arrange or sell insurance. 

Travelling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. Your insurer should be well familiar with our itinerary that you have booked and must have agreed to cover all activities being undertaken during trip. Meantime, it is not compulsory that our all the assigned trip are facilities with Heli-rescue. You will not require heli rescue insurance for Tibet Tour as it is not possible to provide such facility. 

Vaccination

It is better to follow the precaution given by World Health Organization and other international health related institutions that recommend having vaccines before travelling Nepal to prevent from certain fatal illness. If possible, we suggest you to bring your medical certificate however, it is not required to show but for safety. The recommended vaccines are polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, typhoid, yellow fever, hepatitis A/B, Influenza (Flu), Japanese encephalitis, and Tuberculosis. Meantime, it is better to consult your professional doctor about your travel and he might recommend you properly. You can also take suggestion of local travelers who have travelled Nepal before and know more about the required precautions. Please note that the protection that can be gained from vaccines varies from 50% to almost 100%. So remember that even if you have taken a vaccine you might still get the disease, although you will have greatly reduced your chances of getting ill.

Guide and Trip Safety

Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag)- will charge additional cost. Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.

For trekking, we provide local experienced guide speaking fluent English and familiar with the local routes, landscape, flora, fauna as well as culture, and tradition of certain areas and let you feel comfortable. We do not encourage for child labor, hence, our porter will be above 16 years that are living in the Himalayas of Nepal; as well as carries only 20-22 kg weight per porter. Normally, the guide and support teams are selected with proper analyzing of their experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. Our guides are well familiar with different societies of all caste and customs along the trail and share the insight culture with you that are not even noted in guide book. To make our staffs more fluent and experienced, we consistently provide trainings. They have been participating in special training programs like Trekking guide training, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Intensive Wilderness first Aid and many more that has been certified and approved by Nepal Government.

Health and Fitness

While Trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal, you will be hiking up in high altitude, hence slow and steady is main concern which helps you to acclimatize properly with the altitude. During trekking, you will required to walk for 5-6 hours in average. If you are planning to trek in Nepal, make sure that you are in good shape and fitness, and consult your doctor or general physicians about your health. You should be physically and mentally prepared. Before commencing a trek, we recommend you to do some regular exercises, make habits to use stairs than elevator that makes your knees strong, and, if possible, join some aerobics, gyms and make sure about your good health. If you are used to with these habits, you will definitely walk in the Himalayas of Nepal. Sincere preparation and strong determination for the trip is very important making your trip a wonderful memory of your life. It is not compulsory to have any previous experience. Follow the guidance and enjoy the trip. 

High Altitude Sickness 

At the higher altitude, you will feel a decrease in availability of oxygen and shorten in oxygen cause an altitude sickness. If a person walk in the high altitude particularly climbs up too quickly, he might suffer from High altitude sickness. Hence, proper rest is required at that altitude. You can cure at right time knowing certain symptoms of Altitude Sickness. Common symptoms are headache, loss of appetite, tiredness and nausea, vomiting, dizziness and difficulty in sleeping. The best remedies that local belief and take is taking garlic, or ginger in mouth. Eat dry food and take liquid as much as possible. We recommend Diamox if there is no any options.  Also, we provide experienced guide and staffs in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes. As they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and will assist with basic first aid treatment. We design our tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitude, and arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk.

Acclimatization

While, trekking in the Himalayas, you will walk in the Ups down trail taking you to the elevation over 2500 m. Hence, you might feel difficult to breathe or your breathe speed up. Hence, it is most important to familiarize with the altitude and let you adjust with the decreased availability of oxygen at high altitude. Our itinerary is designed with sufficient days to acclimatize. In case of gaining certain height, there is a rest day when you can explore the area as well as walk to high altitude and sleep at low land. Likewise, you are suggested to walk slowly and carefully without getting any stresses. Also, for proper acclimatization, you should care about your eating habits. Don’t focus on Junk food and eat as much liquid as possible. Hard drinks are not recommended. The right way to acclimatize properly is walk high, sleep low. 

Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Diamox, a mostly recognized drugs for altitude sickness prevention and treatment. It allows you to breathe faster so that you metabolize more oxygen, thereby minimizing the symptoms caused by poor oxygenation. This is especially helpful at night when respiratory drive is decreased. While using a Diamox, it is advisable to start taking it 24 hours before you go to altitude and continue for at least five days at higher altitude. The recommendation of the Himalayan Rescue Association Medical Clinic is 125 mg. twice a day (morning and night). (The standard dose was 250 mg. but their research showed no difference for most people with the lower dose, although some individuals may need 250 mg.) Possible side effects include tingling of the lips and finger tips, blurring of vision, and alteration of taste. These side effects may be reduced with the 125 mg. dose. Side effects subside when the drug is stopped. It is more appropriate to contact your physician for a prescription. Since Diamox is a sulfonamide drug, people who are allergic to sulfa drugs should not take Diamox. Diamox has also been known to cause severe allergic reactions to people with no previous history of Diamox or sulfa allergies. Frank Hubbell of SOLO recommends a trial course of the drug before going to a remote location where a severe allergic reaction could prove difficult to treat.

Highly recommended to take a trial course before going to a remote location where a severe allergic reaction could prove difficult to treat if it occurred.

Alternative Drugs:

Dexamethasone (a steroid) is also a prescribed drug that decreases brain and other swelling reversing the effects of AMS. The dose is typically 4 mg twice a day for a few days starting with the ascent. This prevents most of the symptoms of altitude illness from developing.

ADVICE:

Dexamethasone is a powerful drug and should be used with caution and only on the advice of a physician and should only be used to aid acclimatization by sufficiently qualified persons or those with the necessary experience of its use.

NOTE:

It is more advisable to take drugs taking proper suggestions from Personal Physicians and in case if there is no any options. In the Himalayas of Nepal, the mountain dwellers believe in taking some garlic or ginger along with Red Pepper to produce heat for fast breathings.

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Cecilie D

25 December, 2017

Great Lower Mustang Experience!

I had my first trip to Nepal, and this was indeed a great experience. Since I was traveling alone, I wanted to go with a guide so that I could see and experience everything during my 10 days stay. Nittam was helping me a lot to come up with few suggestions that would fit my requirements, and I felt like I was getting a great amount of advise and help to plan it out well.

I went with the guide Kiran, who was very helpful and excited about making the best out of the trip as possible. He was also flexible about the plan, if I wanted to change a few of the things along the way. He also knew a lot of great places to go e.g. for paragliding in Pokhara, and in general all the better restaurants. I have as well severe peanut allergy, and he always went to talk to the kitchen to make sure that I could eat the food.

10 days if definitely minimum if you want to go to the higher elevations, since it requires adaptation. I went to Muktinath as the highest place, and then trekked all the way down to Poon Hill. I was really lucky with the weather (start October), and it was only raining a little bit in the afternoon two of the days in the mountains. I had some very clear mornings and nights where I had great view over the mountain tops! 

Overall, a very very pleasant experience, and I am definitely going back again to Nepal on a longer trek!!

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