Tsum Valley Trekking

Explore the hidden gems of Manaslu region also known as “Tsum Valley Trekking” that match the 1950th lifestyle Tibetan culture. And, Shamanism believes by local nearby Tibetan border into the Manaslu Conservation Area.

The Tsum Valley is least explored trekking destination in the Manaslu trek route is a cultural gem. Where no trekkers before 2008.  A beautiful valley ringed by the Himalayan giants. Tsum is dotted with sacred highland monasteries.

Highlights of Tsum Valley are:

  • Picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Arughat
  • Exploration of the Tibetan society as well as lifestyle
  • Fairly very easy expedition with no fear of altitude sickness
  • Many Buddhist monasteries
  • Spectacular sights of mountains like Ganesh Himal
  • Lovely alpine, juniper and also rhododendron forests

How to Trek Tsum Valley

The trek to Tsum Valley begins from Kathmandu to Arughat same as the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The way to Tsum area trek traverses through the Manaslu Circuit at Philim towards the Lower Tsum. Since Tsum Valley Trekking is based on Home-stay family lodes trek. Still, this region at times asks to be content with basic arrangements of food and lodges unlike other trekking regions of Nepal. This moderately adventurous trek in Nepal highlights the two biggest monasteries in the region. Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa, which are the schools for young monks and nuns.

The remote land of Tsum valley is also an integral pilgrimage route. Because it is believed that the great Buddhist Guru Milarepa had meditated once on the mountain caves of this valley. Ganesh Himal base camp and Lungden Gompa are the another top notch of Tsum valley trek that is highest point of Tsum Valley hike. The trails of Tsum Valley are one of the best sections of the Great Himalayan Trail of Nepal, which runs at the foothills of the Himalayas from east to west.

Overall, Tsum Valley has wonderful aspects of nature and culture. The trekking caters to the exceptional beauty of alpine nature and rhododendron forests. The views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himalayan Ranges throughout the trails energize trekkers to walk further. Similarly, the cultural aspects of this valley are so authentic that trekkers shed tears on seeing the lifestyle of the people living in the region, which is so close to nomad-ism.

Best time to trek Tsum Valley

March to May and September to December is best time to trek in Tsum Valley and exploring around. However, some people like to trek in Monsoon and winter season as well for special interest like photography, bird watching, wild flowers and volunteering in Mu Gompa and Rechen monastery.

Makalu Trekking

Makalu trekking is practically an offbeat and Nepal’s most divers trekking through the least frequented trails. The trail has the name of Mt. Makalu, the fifth-highest summit in the world (8,463 m). Mt. Makalu soars in the skyline of Makalu-Barun National Park. The Barun Glacier, Mt. Makalu, and an entire panorama of Everest and Lhotse can all be seen from Makalu Base Camp. Since Makalu Base Camp is located at 5,100m above sea level, the difficult hike through steadily rising altitude is a perfect way to gradually acclimate.

What Makes Makalu Trekking Special?

Trekking in Makalu Base Camp provides a great contrast of high waterfalls cascading down into deep gorges, craggy rocks augmenting from the verdant woodlands, and multi-colored flowers blossoming underneath the white snow-capped peaks. The Makalu trek is demanding yet the most beautiful trek in Nepal’s eastern Himalayas. The stretched and pure landscape makes this trek a classic in its own features. In addition, the culture of different ethnic groups is a beautiful highlight of Makalu Trekking.

Main Features of Makalu Trekking are:

  • Join the trek to Makalu Base Camp – an experience you’ll never forget.
  • View varied scenery as you travel from 700m to over 5,000m in different temperate zones.
  • Take a journey through the steep-sided river gorges, soaring cliffs, beautiful waterfalls, high altitude lakes and remote villages.
  • Stay in tea houses while trekking to experience the remote village life and contribute directly to the local economy.
  • Take a full day to explore Makalu-Barun Valley.

Makalu-Barun Valley

Makalu-Barun Valley is a Himalayan glacier valley situated at the base of Makalu in the Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal. This valley lies entirely inside the Makalu-Barun National Park. The diversity of plant and animal life in Makalu-Barun Valley makes it a great place to explore while on an offbeat trekking holiday in Nepal.

Starting of Makalu Trekking

This offbeat and challenging trek in Nepal begins at Tumlingtar and treads the trail to Arun River Valley. Trek to the Upper Barun Valley via Shipton Lapas for a closer look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. The Makalu Base Camp (4,870 m) offers a fantastic panoramic view of eastern Himalayas; Chamlang (7,319m), Peak 6 (6,739m), Peak 7 (6,105m) Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Everest & Kangchenjunga.

Best Time to Trek Makalu?

During the spring season, trekkers are advised to visit Makalu Base Camp from late April to early May. Most hikers come in October during the autumn season. In most cases, this month is the perfect month to visit Makalu Base Camp.

New Tea House

Today, this trek has become another remote trek with teahouse facilities as you trek from Tumlingtar to Makalu Base Camp and experience the life of a remote village. We moreover run this superb journey on a camp premise.

Makalu Trek Altitude Chart

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek is fast popularized short trek into the natural den forest to the Base Camp of Fishtail and Mardi peak, off the beaten trail with great panoramic views of Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Annapurna and Pokhara valley with Gurung villages. It is becoming a trendy trek of Nepal.

What Makes Mardi Himal Trek Special?

Expect lovely rhododendron forests, genuine teahouses, and the maximum outstanding perspectives of the Annapurna Mountain Range. You get face to face with mountains like Mardi Himal, Machhapuchchhre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Main features of Mardi Himal Trekking are:

  • Join the trek to Mardi Base Camp – an experience you’ll never forget.
  • View varied scenery as you travel from 900m to 4,440m in different temperate zones.
  • Take a journey through the lovely rhododendron forests, genuine teahouses and walk through Annapurna Mountain Range.
  • Experience Traditional Mountain Villages and Local Culture.
  • You can find side trails to Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill.

How to Trek Mardi Himal?

The Mardi Himal Trek is a relatively less touristic hiking destination in Annapurna Region nearby Pokhara. The trek begins after a short drive from Pokhara to Kande or Phedi. The trek is short and a moderate hike goes up to 4,440m from 900m. It is just a perfect trek for a week-long adventure holiday. The trek is located East from Annapurna Base Camp and North from Pokhara.

The 12 days of trek goes along the Annapurna Base Camp Route via Dhampus or Australian Camp, and Pothana to Deurali. After that, follow the forest trail to Forest Camp slowly step up. The next day, keep continuing trek to Low Camp which is a fantastic day in forest. Overlooking Mardi Himal and Mountain Range with the Glory of sunshine, Evening sunset in Mt. Fishtail and Pokhara valley is memorable. Another day, you will hike up to Mardi High Camp which is our final goal and most important day during the trek. You will reach the highest point of this trek 4,440m. After that keep walking through the village Siding, Lwang and Khora Muk are popular traditional Gurung/Magar Villages where you can view 100 years of their culture and lifestyle.

Best time for Mardi Himal Trek

This trek is one of the short treks in Nepal and it goes up to 4,400m Mardi Himal Base Camp only. It means the trek can be done all the time of the year. Autumn and Spring season are the best time to trek Mardi Himal. During this period, the weather and temperature are mostly clean, clear and stable, and the forests are colorful and give a wonderful view of the Himalayas. However, it is not really recommended during the Monsoon and Winter seasons. Although, some people choose this time as well who want to avoid more crowds and love to hike lonely.

Manaslu Trek

For the years 2022 and 2023, join our life-changing Manaslu Trek with an 18-day itinerary. And, an all-inclusive trekking pricing that includes local guide, permit, and all necessary gear.

Manaslu trek is obvious tea-house trekking in Nepal offer snow-capped mountain peaks, high glacier lakes and discover the amazing flora and fauna.

The circuit of Manaslu trek covered the many Nepalese cultural heirlooms. Such as Gurungs and Indo-Tibetan settlements along the rocky mountain path. This is your chance to discover the unique Himalayan tradition, lakes and mountain people. That you will find on the Manaslu Larkya Pass hike.

The (8,163m) Mt. Manaslu Peak known as Kuntangchuli is eighth highest mountain peak in the Manaslu trekking route. Whether you want to hike from tea-house or you prefer to camp trek, Manaslu trekking is right for everyone. The Manaslu circuit hike is one of wilderness and challenging trek that goes up to 5,300m via Larkya-La Pass. The trek can be compress from 12 to 18 days as per your physical and emotional desire of hike. However, this hike requires a special hiking permit and admission ticket which is valid for Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna Circuit.

What makes Manaslu Circuit Trek special?

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is considered by trekking experts to be one of the finest trekking in Nepal. Despite its recent popularity, the Manaslu Trek is still rural and less congested than other Nepal’s well-established teahouse treks. The world’s eighth highest peak Mount Manaslu (8,163m), is traversed during the climb.

Main features of Manaslu trek are:

  • It is quite popular, yet it is still less congested than Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp. Manaslu is becoming more well-known, yet there are still around ten times fewer hikers on the Manaslu Trail.
  • The Manaslu circuit provides a wild and natural experience with genuine local culture and people, although it is not a camping trip, but rather a tea hose tour (lodge to lodge trek).
  • The Manaslu trip is simple to reach; no long domestic flights are necessary.
  • The first section of the trail follows Buri Gandaki, a deep and long river valley with several suspension bridge intersections.
  • This hike encompasses all of Nepal’s flavors: you’ll travel from the subtropical forest at lower altitudes to the Himalayan foothills to the Himalayan highlands.

Getting to the Manaslu Circuit

Every morning between 6 and 7 a.m., public buses depart from Kathmandu for Arughat-Soti Khola. Local buses are overcrowded as more than two million people depart from Kathmandu Valley to celebrate Dashain festival. Visit their family back home in the countryside over the vacation. If your excursion occurs between the end of September and the beginning of October, it might be difficult to acquire a place on a bus for a last-minute booking. Except during festival times, bus seats are readily available. If you want a more pleasant travel to the beginning location of your hike, we may organize a private jeep that will be faster and more comfortable.

To avoid the road, there is an alternative trail

Since 2014, the Nepal army has begun constructing the road, and the government intends to link highways leading to the Tibet border. Due to road construction, the first two days of the Manaslu trekking trail will be affected and trekker will have to walk. And, in the not-too-distant future, they will extend the road all the way to Sama Gaun, where it will connect to China (Tibet). A new alternative trail has been researched that runs through the villages of Arughat (600m) — Manbu — Kashi Gaon (1800m) — Kerauja (2075m) before joining the main Manaslu route at Dovan. However, this new trail has basic logistic and trekking is more aerobic because it involves much up and down. But this “off the beaten path” trail has basic logistic and trekking is more aerobic because it involves much up and down.

Best time to trek Manaslu?

Spring season and Autumn season are the best months for trekking to Manaslu circuit. During this time, the visibility of mountains is outstanding with lots of seasonal flowers and villages providing spectacular views along the Manaslu trekking route. Manaslu trek during monsoon and winter is not highly recommended.

Manaslu Trek Cost

The 18 days tea-house Manaslu Trekking costs USD 1350 per person. All-inclusive package offered. However, you can customize your trek as per your request and the cost very depend on the customization. Please view below for the fixed departure dates for 2022/2023, if you wish to join Manaslu trek in Manaslu. And mail us for private and small group Manaslu circuit trek individually.

What is the length of the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

It is 177 kilometers long and depends on the beginning and end of the trip. Nevertheless, Nepal is the only country where trekking distances are calculated in days. The Manaslu Circuit trip usually takes 12–18 days. If you incorporate more side trips, you’ll need more days. Tsum Valley Trek needs an additional week, and there are several more day trip sites such as Kaal Taal (Death Lake), Hinang Gompa, Himalchuli Base Camp, Manaslu Base Camp, Pungyen Gompa, and Lajung La. As a result, your itinerary is determined by the time you have, your interests and previous trekking experience, and your physical health. Our 18-day pre-planned trek is a condensed version of the Manaslu trek that fits into the financial and schedule constraints of moderate hikers. Please contact us for a tailored excursion.

Permits for Manaslu Trek

To regulate tourism in the area, the Manaslu Region has been designated a restricted area by the government of Nepal. Independent hikers are therefore not permitted in Manaslu, and trekkers must receive a special entry permission.

In addition, a local guide and a minimum of two trekkers are required according to government regulations. Additionally, a registered agency must process your permit. The Manaslu Circuit’s essential permits cannot be issued by independent guides.

  1. Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP)
  2. Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP Permit)
  3. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)

Note: If you are a path sprinter, there is a Manaslu trail running occasion. If it’s not too much trouble get in touch with us to enroll.

Pumori Expedition

At 7,161m high, Mt. Pumori expedition is one of the most striking, moderately difficult technical mountains on the border of Nepal-China and west of Everest Base Camp. “Pumo” implies youthful young lady or daughter and “Ri” implies mountain in Sherpa dialect. Among the 7,000m Himalayas in Nepal, Mt. Pumori is one of the shining sharp peak. Climbing Mt. Pumori you need more ideal and such technical preparation then 8,000m peaks. Due to geography, slippery slopes, steep peaks and avalanches of snowstorms, only 60-70% of expedition success rates have been recorded in recent years.

The Mt. Pumori look like a snowy pyramid in south of Kala Patthar.  The main attraction of climbing Mt. Pumori is the spectacular views of Mt. Everest, the Tibet and the Rongbuk Glacier. It is known for its growing popularity, and the availability of Everest Base Camp in Nepal while climbing. It is also used to prepare for climbing Mt. Everest.

Main features of Pumori Expedition are:

  • “Pumo” implies youthful young lady or daughter and “Ri” implies mountain in Sherpa dialect.
  • The most fascination of climbing Mt. Pumori is the marvelous sees of Mt. Everest, the Tibet and the Rongbuk Ice sheet.
  • Mt. Pumori looks like a snow-capped pyramid.
  • Both Spring and Autumn season is appropriate for climbing Mt. Pumori.

How to reach Mount Pumori?

There are two routes to reach the summit of Mt. Pumori, which is 7,616m. Both courses share the same pathbeginning with an energizing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. And through Pak Dinh, Namche, Dingboche and Lobuche to Pumori Base Camp, which at long last comes to Gorakshep. After 2015 Earthquake, the Mt. Pumori slops and part of the summit fall down to Everest Base Camp as a heavy avalanche. It comes from the coat of arms of Pumori Ringtren. Now a days, only one is open for the expedition for safety reason.

Best time to visit Mount Pumori

Both Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) seasons are suitable for climbing Mt. Pumori. The most fascination of climbing Mt. Pumori is the marvelous sees of Mt. Everest, the Tibet and the Rongbuk Ice sheet. 

Bardia Wildlife Safari

Bardia National Park in Nepal is Nepal’s lowland biggest wildlife buffer zone. A perfect home to famous endangered species like Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned Rhinoceros, swamp Deer, Gharial, gangetic Dolphin and Black-Buck among others. Bardiya National Park is the wild animals paradise located in Nepal’s western plain lands, east of the Karnali River. Bardia Wildlife Safari is the life time experience.

Unique flora and fauna, beautiful landscape, adventurous wildlife activity and the culture of indigenous tribe (Tharu’s) are the major highlights of Jungle Safari at Bardiya National Park. Bardia National Park offers 50-50 chance of sighting the Royal Bengal Tiger. The dense sub-tropical forest, grasslands and wetlands make the park an ideal habitat for wild animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and butterflies that every wildlife lover dreams to explore.

Main Features of Bardia Wildlife Safari are:

  • Bardia Wildlife Safari is a lifelong experience.
  • Unique flora and fauna, beautiful scenery, indigenous tribe-Tharu culture are the major highlights.
  • Adventurous wildlife activities (sighting Royal Bengal Tiger and one-horned Rhinoceros).

How to reach Bardia National Park?

You can reach Nepalgunj from Kathmandu by bus or plane. The closest airport to Bardia National Park is Nepalgunj Airport in Banke County, Beri Zone, Nepal. You can reach Nepalgunj by domestic plane from Kathmandu or Pokhara. In the dry season, you can take a bus from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and from Nepalgunj to Takludwara Park Headquarters.

Wildlife activities in Bardia National Park

Wildlife activities in the park include Jeep Drive, Nature Walk, Canoe Ride, Tharu Cultural Show, Dolphin Tour and Tiger Safari on the banks of the Babai River. Jeep drive is available on the main trail of the tour of Bardia National Park.

If you want to explore the wilderness of Nepal in a relatively peaceful and pristine place, Bardia National Park is the best protected area. Book a wildlife tour in a remote country in western Nepal. Wildlife lovers have a lot of charm.

Chitwan Jungle Safari

Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a protected jungle that lies in very close to the capital, Kathmandu. Chitwan Jungle Safari is a lifelong experience. The dense jungle, wide grasslands and scattered marshlands are ideal home to some of the fiercest predators and their prey. A typical day at Chitwan National Park includes various activities. Chitwan National Park also emphasizes the wonderful cultural encounters of the Tharu people. Tharu’s are the original tribes who live in the villages bordering the park.

Main Features of Chitwan Jungle Safari are:

  • Chitwan National Park’s Jungle Safari is a lifetime experience.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chitwan National Park is a protected jungle in the immediate vicinity of the capital, Kathmandu.
  • Activities in Chitwan National Park includes a Jeep Safari, sighting of one-horned Rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tiger.

Wildlife activities in Chitwan National Park

Safari at Chitwan National Park offers the visitors an extreme fun blended with thrilling wildlife adventures. The activities at Chitwan National Park include Jeep Safari into the jungle. Where the chance of sighting one-horned rhino, elephant, and black bear are almost guaranteed. There are chances of sighting Royal Bengal Tiger, deer, leopards, and many other species of mammals, reptiles, and insects. The canoe ride in Rapti River is a great opportunity to see the gharial crocodile, Gangetic dolphin, and different species of birds. The nature walk, bird watching and the Elephant bathing is an excellent activity to absorb fun being at Chitwan. In addition, visiting an elephant and crocodile breeding center is a special experience in Chitwan National Park.

Best Time to visit Chitwan National Park

Due to the relatively cool weather and rain-free atmosphere, the best time to visit Chitwan is ideally during the buffer seasons of October, November, March and April.

Chitwan’s Jungle Safari with us guarantees the best time in the wilderness of Nepal. Supported by a great jungle guide and a great service provider that covers all the services in the park in the best possible way.

Nar Phu Trek

The Nar Phu Valley trek will take you to the paradise land of the hidden valley in Remote Annapurna. The Nar Phu valley trek was formally opened in 2003 for visitors. Trekkers’ require a special trekking permit issued by Nepal Immigration through the registered trekking company and license guide.

Nar Phu trek is one of the challenging hikes in Annapurna that combines high mountain peaks and Kang La Pass. Discover native villages, narrow rock formations, canyons, ethical Buddhist temples and gompas on a trek. The trek route is popular for wildlife like Himalayan  Thar, Snow leopard, and Nepal’s most branded herbal medicine (Yarsagumba– A caterpillar from the high Himalayas). Some say that this trek is one of the trails of Yarsagumba and one of Nepal’s culturally rich biodiversity trekking routes.

Main Features of Nar Phu Trek are:

  • This trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Trekking is not only picturesque, but a real event in the indelible Himalayan hills.
  • The bright peaks, colorful Himalayan rice, friendly Tibetan Buddhists, and the yak caravans around the village are very interesting.
  • During the fall season, the weather, scenery and  celerity is gorgeous.

How to Trek Nar Phu Valley?

To trek to Nar Phu valley, take a drive to Koto, Manang from Kathmandu along the Bashishar route of Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake trek.  From Koto, turn right over the suspension bridge of Marshyangdi river, you connect Nar Phu Valley. Within 8-10 days of trekking, you can reach an altitude of 5,000m and enjoy the best views of the Himalayas. Trekking offers opportunities to learn about colorful and pristine Tibetan Buddhist temples, stone carved prayer walls. It is the best way to learn Buddhism and lifestyle directly through locals.

After Nar Phu trekking, cross the highest peak of Kang La Pass (5,300m) and head to the village of Nagwal in Manang. Manang is a popular stop for Annapurna Circuit trekking. Then take an off-road drive along Apple Orchard and drive back to Kathmandu through the beautiful green forest and Med Hills. Thus, trekking is not only a secluded and hidden landscape, but also a natural experience in Nepal.

Nar Phu valley is not only suitable for trekking, but also as a gateway to the popular Himlung and Saribung expedition. The village is a hub and base camp for Mt. Himlung Himal and Saribung Himal, which is 7,000m high. Both expeditions can be connected via the Upper Mustang and via the Tiri La Pass. It is also the newly opened exciting trekking and climbing adventure trail in Nepal.

Best time for Nar Phu Trek

This hike is possible during the monsoon (June-August) and two peak travel periods (March-May and September-December). Trekking is comfortable in the monsoon, but access to the mountain roads to Besisahar can be hindered by mud and landslides. In winter (December-February), if it snows, the high pass will be impassable. During the Autumn season, the weather, scenery, and celerity is gorgeous. The bright peaks, colorful Himalayan rice, friendly and smiling Tibetan Buddhists, and yak caravans around the village are very interesting.

 

Nar Phu Trek Altitude Level

 

Saribung Expedition

Saribung Himal is located between the kingdom of Mustang and Manang border across the holy lake Damodar Kunda. Peak has been newly designated for remote mountaineering and expedition in the Annapurna Conservation Area of ​​the Annapurna region. The Nar Phu Valley is Tibetan Khampa inhabitants on the hidden side of the Annapurna circuit trek route. Saribung Trek is totally wilderness destination for adventure and nature lovers. The Saribung expedition require multiple special permits. The Saribung Route and Tiri La Pass are technically tricky, because of lack of acclimatization, un-sure planning and losing the yak walking trails between Luri Gompa to Nar Phu Village. Mount Saribung is 6,329m high. The Saribung Peak expedition is important among trekkers for its challenging passes and great camping experience.

Main Features of Saribung Expedition are:

  • Discover Upper Mustang and beyond during the Saribung Peak expedition
  • Demanding wild trekking with camping experience
  • Adventurous glacier and snow hikes to the summit

Best Time for Saribung Expedition

The Spring and Autumn seasons are good for speeding up Saribung Peak. During the Autumn season, the weather, scenery, and celerity is gorgeous. The bright peaks, colorful Himalayan rice, friendly and smiling Tibetan Buddhists, and yak caravans around the village are very interesting.

Due to the altitude, climate and remoteness of this area, it requires more training and preparation than other mountain peaks in Nepal. It most often straddled dry, rugged terrain and glacial motion modes, complete with climbing equipment. Required to set up a tall camping tent for mountaineering. From the summit of Saribung, you can cover parts of Peri Himal and Himlung Himal, parts of Mt. Tibet, and the arid landscape of the Kingdom of Mustang. After climbing the summit, you will enter another hidden valley called Nar Phu. A completely secret valley with ancient monasteries, colorful stupas and barley fields.

Tilicho Lake Trekking

The Tilicho lake trek is one of the accomplished and unexplored alternative treks in the Annapurna Circuit. It is the world’s highest glacial pond and one of the sub-glacial point of Himalayan River Marshnangdi. The trek initially traverses through the authentic villages, which lie on globally famed Annapurna Circuit Trail. Along the trip, visit villages and stay at teahouses. Before reaching Tilicho Base Camp, stop in Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Khangsar Village. After that, spend some time viewing Tilicho Lake and observe fascinating view of Himalayas.

The Annapurna definitely offers some of the best hiking trails in the world, with more variety in terms of both beauty and culture than any other region of equal size.

Main Features of Tilicho Lake Trekking are:

  • Trek to Tilicho, the highest lake in the world at an altitude of 4,949m – a lifetime experience
  • Excursions to villages such as Tal, Dalapani, Chame, Pisan and Manag. Learn about the culture and traditions of the locals in the area
  • From the highest lake in the world, Tilicho, you can observe the beautiful mountains of the region, such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri and Himchuli
  • It is packed with natural views, rich biodiversity of flora and fauna, and cultures of various ethnic groups
  • It offers breathtaking views of pristine rivers and canyons
  • Visit sacred temples, colorful monasteries, gompas

How to trek Tilicho Lake?

Kicking off the trek, we tread through the lush vegetation and rocky trails of Marsyangdi valley to Manang. Then we head towards Tilicho Base Camp. Enjoying the walk to the lake savoring the closest of the world’s highest lake that is surrounded by towering peaks, we trek back to the main trails of Annapurna Circuit Trek. After crossing the elevated Thorong La Pass at 5,416m, trekking slides down to the sacred temple of Muktinath.

The latter half of the trek winds through the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River and the Apple orchard of Nepal, Jomsom all the way down to Tatopani. Trekkers release the entire exhaustion at Tatopani with the refreshing bath at natural hot springs.

Best time to trek Tilicho Lake

The best time to visit and hike Lake Tilicho is September and November in the Fall season and February to May in the Spring season. The autumn season is perfect for hiking and enjoying the Himalayas. Autumn weather is usually very perfect. As in autumn, the weather is generally very sunny and the forests are full of different types of flowers, where you can enjoy the scenery and nature. The second best season is the spring season.

Fed by the glaciers originated at Mt. Tilicho and Thorong La peak, is a scenic lake in the highlands of Annapurna Region, Manang. Jam-packed with natural vistas, rich flora and fauna biodiversity, and cultures of different ethical tribes, Tilicho Lake Trek is a challenging trekking adventure in Nepal that has more than everything typical to offer.

Enjoy an offbeat destination on the most popular trekking trail of Nepal with the best trekking guides of Nepal Footprint Holiday.

Khopra Hill Trek

The Khopra Hill and Khopra Danda trek locally known as Khopra Ridge, an alternative short hiking route near Poon Hill in Mt. Annapurna area. With the Khopra Ridge Trek, you can go even higher and take a closer look at the pristine Himalayas of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Perhaps the Khopra Danda Trek is one of the most popular unconventional and low tourist short trekking in the Annapurna massif.

Main Features of Khopra Hill Trek are:

  • Enjoy the wonderful view of mountain Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machapucha, Annapurna
  • Walk through alpine and green meadows to reach the ridge of Khopra
  • Enjoy the beauty of the rhododendrons that bloom along the trail (during the spring season)
  • Stay in a teahouse with one of the best panoramic views in Nepal
  • Take a walk to Lake Khayer, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site

How to trek Khopra Ridge

The route follows the same path to Ghorepani, but then descends into the valley and back to the ridge (Khopra danda) north of Poon Hill. This will take about a day, unless you want to stay at a coffee shop. The Khopra ridge trek begins from different points after the Annapurna Conservation Area entry point. You can climb Khopra Ridge counterclockwise from Birethanti, Phadi and Tatopani. The Khopra Trek trail is relatively narrow and rocky. You can after join Annapurna Base Camp trekking from Chhomrong. Khopra trekking is the only trek that offers three opportunities to see the best views of the Himalayas in history.

Between Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill, there is another great viewpoint called Muldai Peak. It takes only 30 minutes uphill from Dobate to reach the summit. Don’t miss the view from the top of Muldai Peak.

Fewer people walk in this area due to the lack of tourist trekking routes. If you are lucky, you can see lots of wildlife, birds and alpine flowers of different seasons. You trek in the middle of rocky mountain trail with the maximum view of Himalayas, Deep valley and forest. When you reach Khopra danda, you will feel such a Himalayan nirvana.

This trek will visit Khayer Lake (4,600m), high meadows, temporary herder’s settlements considered sacred by Hindus, and pass through rhododendron forests and Tibetan-like villages, along the ridge itself. Which is another great way to experience high altitude and himalayas atmosphere.

It takes a day from Khopra Danda to Tatopani. Down the valley, you can pass villages and terraces, stop by for lunch, or stay overnight at one of the village’s teahouses. Tatopani has hot springs that are open to the public.

Best time for Khopra Hill Trek

Autumn and Spring season are the two best seasons to do the Khopra Trek/Khopra Ridge Trek. The Fall season is great for Khopra trekking as it is very suitable for adventure trekking in the Himalayas. During the Fall season, it is very sunny with moderate temperatures during the day. The Spring season is also known as the flower season in the Annapurna region, as the rhododendron forest blooms rhododendrons. The days are warm and sunny, so the spring season is the second best season for Khopra trekking.

Community Lodge Option

Khopra Danda has a community-based teahouse (Lodge) established and managed by the village community through Mahabir Pun. Mr. Pun is a social worker who has been providing wireless internet connection in a rural village in Nepal. When you stay at the community lodge, donations will be sent directly to the village.

The community’s yak farms, the most pristine sunrises near the Himalayas, the Khayer glacial lakes and the Himalayan hills are the highlights of this trek.

Khopra Hill Trek

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour

Lhasa Everest Base Camp tour is one of the world’s exclusive products that grab the attention of more than 5 million travelers solely every year. A wonderful Everest Base Camp overland tour that begins in Lhasa and ends in Lhasa. The tour includes the historic sites of Tibetan capital Lhasa, home to some of the famous cultural heritage sites such as the Potala Palace, monasteries and temples. And then drive along the Friendship Highway to Everest Base Camp and visit the wonderful Tibetan town on the way.

Main Features of Lhasa Everest Base Camp are:

  • Visit to famous cultural heritage sites such as the Potala Palace, Monasteries and Temples
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp along the yak trail
  • World’s highest Buddhist school with monastery
  • Learn about Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour

On the way to Lhasa, drive along the Friendship Highway leading to the Friendship Bridge on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Begin your tour from Lhasa, drive through pristine high-altitude lakes, rivers, glaciers, and agricultural valleys to Base Camp, crossing a variety of high-pass filters over 5,000m. As one of Tibet’s classic overland adventure vacations, the travel route itself is one of the most interesting highlights of the trip, and you can see the world’s highest mountain Everest from the Tibetan Everest Base Camp closest to you. A drive to Base Camp will not only see Base Camp, but also many classic and historic Tibetan villages and landscapes, the famous city of Lhasa, and many Buddhist temples along the way.

A great view of Everest from Rongbuk, and hike to base camp along the yak trail. And visit the world’s highest Buddhist school with monastery. After a base camp tour, drive to the famous Buddhist city of Lhasa and pass some of the famous Buddhist monasteries with a passionate Tibetan guide who will teach you about Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism.

Tibet Travel Permit

Organizations and tour operators like us can arrange tours. A travel permit is required if you are from China and a Tibetan travel permit and a paper group visa issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu are required to enter Tibet.

Travel Passport

A valid passport is required to enter Tibet. As a general rule, your passport must be valid for at least 8 months in Tibet. Passport details are required to complete the reservation. Make sure the passport details you provide are correct. It’s a good idea to bring a copy of your main passport page and other important documents.

Best Time for Lhasa Everest Base Camp Tour

Tours from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp are available year round. April-November is the perfect season for an Everest Base Camp Tour. The weather is nice and warm at this time of year, but this time there is little or no rain. Everest is clearly visible. Tours are possible in the winter months such as December, January and February, but it is very cold. The temperature drops to -15 degrees Celsius.

This 8-day land tour in Tibet gives you the opportunity to experience Tibet’s lifestyle and culture and enjoy the beautiful views of Tibet.