Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Summit
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 2 - 16
  • Max Elevation: 5500m


  • Yala Peak is a popular Climbing Peak in the Langtang region.
  • Yala Peak Climbing trip starts from the Langtang Valley
  • Yala Peak climbing trip offers the panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Naya Kang, Ganesh Himal, and Shishapangma.
  • Kyanjin Monastery lies on its route.
  • Accessibility and Moderate Difficulty:
  • Yala Peak stands at 5,500 meters (18,044 feet), making it accessible for climbers with basic mountaineering experience.
  • Its moderate difficulty level makes it suitable for beginners looking to gain Himalayan climbing experience.
  • Scenic Beauty:
  • Surrounded by the Langtang Himalayan range, climbers are treated to breathtaking views of peaks like Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Shishapangma.
  • The journey to Yala Peak base camp offers vistas of lush forests, alpine meadows, and glacier-carved valleys.
  • Cultural Immersion:
  • Trekking through the Langtang region provides insights into the traditional lifestyle and culture of the Tamang people, known for their hospitality and distinct Tibetan-influenced traditions.
  • Visiting local villages and monasteries along the trekking route enriches the cultural experience.
  • Adventure Experience:
  • The ascent to Yala Peak involves traversing varied terrain, including snow slopes, rocky ridges, and occasional crevasses.
  • Climbers use basic mountaineering equipment such as ropes, crampons, and ice axes under the guidance of experienced Sherpa guides.
  • Panoramic Summit Views:
  • From the summit of Yala Peak, climbers are rewarded with panoramic views of the Langtang range, including the towering peaks and expansive glaciers.
  • On clear days, glimpses of the Tibetan plateau add to the awe-inspiring vistas.
  • Seasonal Considerations:
  • The best times to climb Yala Peak are during the pre-monsoon (April to May) and post-monsoon (October to November) seasons when weather conditions are stable and visibility is excellent.
  • These periods offer optimal climbing conditions with clear skies and moderate temperatures.
  • Climbing Experience:
  • Climbing Yala Peak involves a multi-day trekking and climbing itinerary starting from Syabrubesi, gradually ascending through diverse landscapes to base camp and then the summit push.
  • The climb provides a mix of physical challenge and the thrill of achieving a Himalayan summit, making it a memorable adventure for climbers of varying skill levels.
  • Yala Peak's combination of natural beauty, cultural richness, and manageable technical challenges makes it a popular choice for adventurers seeking a rewarding Himalayan climbing experience.


Just to the north of Kathmandu in the Langtang National Park is the 5500m Yala Peak situated in a beautiful valley of rich grazing pastures of the Tamang people. Yala peak is a part of the Langtang Himal range located in the central part of Nepal. The base camp of Yala Peak is Kyangjin Gompa (3749m/12,300 ft).

Yala Peak is a fantastic beginner’s mountaineering trip to one of Nepal’s easier trekking peaks. The climb is easy and suited for anyone with trekking experience. We start in Syabrubesi after a 5 hour drive from Kathmandu and spend five days hiking up the beautiful Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gompa at 3800m. Kyanjin Gompa is situated below Langtang Lirung (7246m) and we spend three days acclimatizing taking day-hikes in spectacular surroundings. We establish base camp on a meadow at 4800m and climb Yala Peak the next day. After an alpine start under stars we are on the summit by late morning from where we can see the very beautiful view of Tibet and Shisapangma which is the only 8000m mountain of Tibet. The last 400m is on ice so we will be using crampons, ice axe and rope. After the climb we return to Dhunche via Syabrubesi and drive to Kathmandu.

Certainly! Here's a revised version of the Yala Peak Climbing itinerary and details:

Yala Peak Climbing Adventure in Nepal

Located in the northern part of Nepal, the Langtang region boasts several majestic peaks, including the iconic Yala Peak, offering an exhilarating climbing experience for adventure enthusiasts. Yala Peak stands at 5,500 meters and provides an accessible yet thrilling introduction to Himalayan mountaineering.

Why Choose Yala Peak Climbing?

Yala Peak is ideal for climbers new to high-altitude mountaineering due to its moderate difficulty level and straightforward ascent route. This makes it a perfect choice for those looking to embark on their first Himalayan climbing adventure without extensive prior experience.

Climbing Itinerary Highlights

The 14-day Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a charming village in the Langtang region. From there, the trek follows the picturesque Langtang River, passing through lush forests, traditional villages, and awe-inspiring landscapes that offer glimpses into the rich Tamang culture.

Route to Yala Peak Base Camp

Over the course of four days, trekkers ascend to Yala Peak base camp (4,800 meters), enjoying panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal along the way. The base camp itself provides a stunning vantage point for admiring the looming summit of Yala Peak.

Climbing Yala Peak

The summit ascent involves navigating steep slopes, crossing snow bridges, and navigating crevasses, requiring the use of ropes, ice axes, crampons, and other essential climbing gear. Experienced guides accompany trekkers to ensure safety throughout the climb.

Panoramic Views and Cultural Insights

Reaching the summit rewards climbers with breathtaking panoramic views of the Langtang range and a glimpse into the nearby Tibetan plateau. The journey also offers insights into Himalayan lifestyle and authentic Tibetan culture, with opportunities to witness turquoise lakes, towering glaciers, and high mountain passes.

Best Time to Climb

The optimal seasons for Yala Peak Climbing are from April to May and October to November, when the weather is favorable and skies are clear, offering the best conditions for a successful ascent.

Booking Information

For those seeking a thrilling adventure in 2024 or 2025, Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub offers a meticulously planned Yala Peak Climbing Package. Our itinerary can be customized to suit your schedule, budget, and preferences. Contact us today to inquire about Yala Peak Climbing Package Cost and further details.

This revised version encapsulates the essence of Yala Peak Climbing, highlighting its accessibility, scenic beauty, cultural experiences, and practical details for potential climbers.

10 Days Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary

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This is the first day of your tour. You will take an early morning bus from Machhapokhari Bus Park Kathmandu to reach Syabrubeshi 1550 meter. It is the starting point of the trek. This 6-7 hours drive will allow you to catch a glimpse of the various local settlements and diverse landscapes of Nepal.

From Syabrubeshi, you will catch amazing views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Buddha peak, and other snow-covered peaks. Surrounded by amazing views and mountains, you will spend overnight at a teahouse in Syabrubeshi.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Distance: 6-7hrs / 80km
  • Altitude: 1550m

This is the first day of the actual trek. You will enjoy the morning breakfast and then start the trek of the day. First, you will walk across the banks of the cascading Langtang river. And gradually ascend to Bamboo village.

You will find many teahouses there where you can take rest for some minutes. Then you will follow the river to walk across Langtang National Park. After a walk of around 6 hours, you will finally reach the Lama Hotel, 2380 meters for the overnight stay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Distance: 6-7hrs
  • Altitude: 2380m

The next morning you will enjoy a warm and delicious breakfast at Lama Hotel and start the trek of the day. Today you will be walking for around 6-7 hours to reach to the final destination Langtang Valley at 3200 meters altitude.

On this day, you will walk across several pastures and diverse alpine meadows. On walking, you will first reach Ghoda Tabela. The place offers an amazing display of Langtang Lirung, 7227 meters. Also, you will get to see various mountains like Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Naya Kanga, and so on.

With such amazing views, you will walk through the typical Tamang villages of Chyamki and Thayngyapu. On walking, you will have an amazing time while interacting and exploring the lifestyles of the locals.

And you gradually walk to Langtang valley. This valley which faced massive destruction during the 2015 Gorkha earthquake has now restored its originality. And, the place is safe to stay and exploration. So, you will spend overnight at a teahouse in the valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Distance: 6-7hrs
  • Altitude: 3200m

On this day, you will be trekking for lesser hours than other days. After breakfast at Langtang Valley, you will ascend for 3-4 hours to Kyangjin Gompa 3870 meters, the final destination of the Langtang Valley trek.

You get to explore the ancient Buddhist monastery, several chortens, and Buddhist prayer flags.

After some rest at Kyangjin Gompa, you will walk to Kyangjin Ri. From there you will catch the spectacular views of Dorje Lapa, Langtang Ri, Ganja La, Yala Peak, and Langtang Lirung. Mountains surrounding you from all side! Such a momentous joy you will have on this day.

Plus, you can also walk to the Cheese factory and enjoy some fresh cheese and bakery items. You will have an amazing time interacting with the locals of the region and monasteries. After the whole day’s exploration, you will spend the night at a teahouse in Kyangjing Gompa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Distance: 4-5hrs
  • Altitude: 3870m

It is an acclimatization day, so we would familiarize ourselves with Kyangjin Gompa. We will take a rest and go for a trek to utilize our remaining hours. You can excurse through the cheese factory and visit the monastery. We trek through the moraine trail to see spectacular icefalls and ascend to Tsergo Ri (5000 meters).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Distance: 4-5hrs
  • Altitude: 3870m

We leave the final human settlement in the highlands and head towards the rocky glacier route. With a fantastic view of the pristine glacier and Himalayan peaks, we walk towards the Yala base camp at 4600 meters. Upon arrival, our team set up camp in an appropriate spot, and we started preparing some warm food. Then, it’s time for some basic climbing skills training from our Yala Peak Trek guide.

Has lots of well-leveled ground space to build private camps. Here, travellers can also rest for few days, do some training, and wait for the right weather before climbing up to the summit.

There are no teahouse services in the Yala Peak Base Camp so you must have a tent with you for accommodation. After finding the perfect spot for your tent you will prepare for your sleep.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Distance: 5-6hrs
  • Altitude: 4400m

Are you ready for the most exciting day of your Yala Peak itinerary? We leave our camp early in the morning and climb to Yala Peak. We plan to reach the summit before noon, so the weather is stable. Since the final 40 meters will be the most challenging, make sure that you listen well to your guide.

Once we get to the top, we can witness the mighty Himalayan ranges such as Shishapangma, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Langtang Lirung, and others. We stop here for a brief time, capturing some of the best pictures.

Then, we slowly retrace our descent on the south face, getting to the base camp in about two hours. After collecting our bags from the base camp, we start walking back to the Kyangjin Gompa for the night’s stay. It’s high time to celebrate the victory.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Distance: 8-9hrs
  • Altitude: 3870m

Having reached the final destination of the trek, you will now trace back the journey towards Lama Hotel. Bidding farewell to the ancient monasteries, chortens and the newly restored Langtang Valley, you will walk for 6-7 hours. After the whole day’s trek, you will get to rest at a teahouse in Lama Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Distance: 6-7hrs
  • Altitude: 2380m

This is the final day of your sweaty walks on the Langtang region. After breakfast, you will walk back to Syabrubeshi. Traversing the footsteps back through the banks of Langtang river, you will reach Syabrubeshi in around 5 hours. You will spend overnight in the same village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Distance: 5-6hrs
  • Altitude: 1550m

This is the final day of your week-long Langtang region exploration. After breakfast, you will catch a bus from Syabrubeshi bus park for Kathmandu. After waving farewell to the exotic and beautiful Langtang region, you will reach Kathmandu in 6-7 hours. And, with this, your trek comes to an end.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Distance: 6-7hrs
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by car/van/bus.
  • Three-time meals a day (Breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner) during the trip.
  • Accommodation during the trekking.
  • Camping Tent During the Climbing 
  • Highly experienced, helpful, and friendly Trekking and climbing guide, porters (1 porter for 2 pax) their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment.
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit and Peak climbing Permit.
  • TIMS permits.
  • Government taxes
  • All ground transportation.
  • Per person, one Trekking / Climbing map.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section 
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

Useful Information

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Pp Size Photo (4 Pieces)
  • Insurance Paper And Contact Address.
  • Family Members / Company’s Contact Address

Foot Wear

  • Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet (Summit Shoe)
  • Normal Socks (5-6 Pairs)
  • Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
  • Camp Booties (1 Pair)
  • Basecamp Slipper (1 Pair)

Upper Body

  • Light Weight Top / Thermo Coat (2-3 Layers)
  • Mid Weight Top (2-3 Layers)
  • Heavy Weight Top (2 Layers)
  • Fleece Jacket (1)
  • Gore Text Jacket (1)
  • Down Jacket (1)
  • Wind Proof Jacket
  • Cotton T-Shirt For Base Camp. (2-3)

Lower Body

  • Light Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Under Wear (5-7 Pairs)
  • Mid Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Heavy Weight Long Under Wear
  • Gore Text Pant. (1)
  • Down Pants. (1)
  • Water Proof Pant. (1)


  • Sun Cap
  • Desert Cap
  • Balaclava
  • Fleece Hat
  • Neck Gaiter (2-3)


  • Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Summit Gloves

Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Bag - 20 Degree Celsius (For Base Camp)
  • Down Sleeping Bag - 20 To -40 Degree Celsius (Extreme Comfort)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Inflatable)

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Down Suit (Kailas / Marmot / Mountain
  • Hardware / North Face / Millet )
  • Crampons (Fit with Boot)
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness
  • Atc Guide
  • Jummer / Ascender
  • Lock Carabiner (3)
  • Unlock Carabiner (3)
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Prusik Loops (1)
  • Snow Goggle
  • Head Light (4 Pairs Rechargeable Batteries Recommended)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hand Warmer (If Possible)

Bag Packs

  • Rucksacks 45L - 55L
  • Duffle Bag 90 L -120 L (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Large (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Small (2 Pieces)

Sun Stuffs

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream -50 (Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 / -50 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (UV Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (UV Protection)


  • Hand Disinfectant
  • Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage Bag

Eating & Drinking

  • Water Bottle (2)
  • Thermos
  • Mug
  • Spoon/ Fork
  • Bowl


  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine


  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / Rain Coat


What is Trekking, and how it is different than Hiking and Climbing?

Trekking is an activity of walking the natural landscapes (especially the side of the mountain) with a specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. Trekking is generally a multi-day walk, where you stay overnight at trails. 

It tests the trekker's physical ability, stamina, endurance, and also the psychological capacity. Trekking is different from hiking as trekking is a rigorous and challenging activity, whereas hiking is mainly a leisure activity. Hiking generally ranges from a single day walk. 

Climbing, on the other hand, is a much more challenging that requires various technical skills like abseiling, rope fixing, among others. A climber is much riskier requires specialized equipment, as well as rigorous training.

How many hours should I walk daily?

The trekking hours depend upon the trekking routes you choose. In general, a trek like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Kanchenjunga treks requires five to six hours of walking on average. The duration also depends on your pace too. 

It is not advisable to trek more than 600m altitude in a day. Starting your trek early is key to avoiding the midday heat and arriving at your destination early. This leaves you enough time to rest, acclimatize, and explore the region.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The level of difficulty depends on the trekking route such as Everest region treks, Annapurna region treks, and other remote area treks. It is also subjective to each individual and their level of endurance. A basic level of fitness is necessary to trek the high altitude region of Nepal with considerably challenging trails. 

Also Read: Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty 

Some regular exercise, including cardiovascular activities including but not limited to hiking, cycling, swimming, is a must. Trekkers must have a healthy heart, lungs, and joints. You must start the training regime at least two weeks before the trek.

Is Trekking recommended for all age groups of travelers?

Trekking in Nepal is ideal for all age groups. Trekking can be fun for children as well as for people in their seventies. You can choose the trek based on the difficulty level and suitability.

However, with children, you need to be extra careful in the high altitude regions as they cannot express their pain and fatigue properly. For older people, treks can get customized with accommodating enough rest, acclimatization, and cultural exploration.

You can opt for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, as it is one of the most popular easy treks in Nepal. This trek is suitable for all age groups with children and family as well. 

Also Read: Top 10 Best Short Treks in Nepal

What is the minimum duration for trekking?

The minimum duration of trekking depends upon the trek destination and trail type. There are many treks that last around 3-8 days. 

These treks are short and specially designed for beginners. The trek journey can get modified by increasing or decreasing the rest and acclimatization days.

Do I need to get some training before doing trekking in Nepal?

Yes, it's better to get some training before doin trekking in Nepal. The training should consist of practice hikes, cardiovascular endurance (aerobic exercise), strength training, and mental strength exercises.

What are the basic tips for beginner trekkers who don’t have any experience?

The essential tips for beginners trekkers who don't have any experience are:

  • Walk at a slow but steady pace
  • Do not rush in your trek
  • Acclimatize and hydrate regularly
  • Pack all your necessities properly
  • Start early on your trek
  • Pre-book your trip

How safe is the water to drink?

The tap water in Nepal is unsafe to drink. The trekkers need to boil their water, use water purification tablets, or bottled water. In high altitude conditions, you need to boil water longer than at lower elevations. 

If you choose to carry or buy bottled water, you should always check if the bottle cap is properly sealed and not tampered. Water purification tablets and drops like Piyush, Water guard use chlorine solution to purify waters. 

You can use any of these methods and drink lots of water to reduce dehydration and cope with altitude sickness.

Where are we staying each night during trekking?

Nepal is famous for the teahouse treks. There are tea houses, lodges, guest houses all along the trails. You will stay at these accommodations each night on your trekking adventure. 

These accommodation facilities provide twin beds, a pillow, and a warm fuzzy blanket. You might find it challenging to find proper accommodation facilities along with the remote off the beaten treks. You might have to camp in such conditions. 

What is Teahouse Trekking Nepal?

The teahouses trekking means staying in a teahouse or lodge every night in your trekking journey. The tea houses offer necessary facilities of lodging and meal and allow trekkers to carry a minimum amount of gear. 

A teahouse can range from comfortable lodges, like in the Solu Khumbu region to a small bamboo hut in the remote trails of western Nepal.

Which are the permits required for trekking? Can I apply as an individual?

A TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems) card is a necessary trekking permit required for any trekking activity in Nepal. Besides that, you will need area-specific trekking permits at varied costs based on the region. 

For example, you will need an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) if you want to do the Annapurna Circuit trek permit and a Sagarmatha National park permit for the EBC trek. You can get the TIMS card and other area-specific permits at the office of the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu.

Is Travel Insurance compulsory while you travel to Nepal?

Yes, travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers traveling to the region. You must get an excellent travel insurance package that covers both the medical and emergency evacuation cost. A travel insurance package of a minimum of USD 100,000 is ideal.

What if I get sick in the mountains?

When trekking in the remote mountain areas, you will only get elementary medical facilities available or none at all. You can find the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) health posts run by western volunteer doctors at Pheriche and Manang in the Everest and Annapurna region, respectively. 

The doctors provide consultation and services if necessary. If you get severely ill or accidents, then you might as well need a helicopter evacuation back to Kathmandu or Pokhara.

How high is the chance to get altitude sickness? How will a guide help?

The chance to get altitude sickness is exceptionally high in these Himalayan regions. A guide will help you to acclimatize appropriately, which is a crucial step to avoid altitude sickness. The guide can also help you to recover in case you get altitude sickness or with any emergencies. 

How to avoid altitude sickness?

The primary key to avoid altitude sickness is to acclimatize properly. You should not gain more than 600m in altitude in the high altitude regions. Expert trekkers advise to take it slow and not to trek in a rush. 

Regular hydration with at least 5 liters of water is a must. You can also take precautionary tablets under the supervision of a medical professional if needed.

Why is the domestic flight specially to and from Lukla or Jomsom delayed?

The domestic flight to and from Lukla gets delayed frequently due to unfavorable weather conditions. The weather around the high altitude regions is quite unpredictable. 

Lukla airport is also one of the smallest airports in the world. The short runway means that multiple flights cannot land at the same time and can even cause unwanted delays.

Who will carry my backpack?

You can hire a porter for the high altitude trek. They will carry all your luggage that might include your trekking and sleeping equipment. Hiring a porter significantly reduces the weight off your back. 

You can carry a light daypack consisting of water, a camera, snacks, and rain gear. The heavy luggage will get carried by a porter. Some guides work as porters, as well. 

What are the food items that we can eat in the teahouse?

For breakfast, the tea houses provide a regular bread toast along with hot tea or coffee. For lunch and dinner, the staple dish of “Dal Bhat” gets served on the tea houses. The Dal Bhat is highly nutritious, with a balance of carbohydrates and protein. 

It consists of if rice, cereal, vegetables, lentils, spinach, meat, and pickles. Some tea houses do serve a limited variety of western cuisines like pizza, burgers, and pasta, as well. 

What are the services that we get from each teahouse?

The tea houses provide lodging and meal facilities. They provide a twin bedroom with a pillow and a fuzzy blanket. You will have to share a shared bathroom with fellow trekkers. The toilets are generally of squat style. 

Besides that, you will get all the meal facilities in the tea houses as well. You can get all the meals of the day i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the tea houses. The food might not be fancy but provides you with excellent nutrition and adequate energy for the trek. 

How safe is Nepal for solo woman traveler?

Nepal is generally safe for women travelers. The Nepalese society is quite conservative and has a specific idea of modest clothing. Dressing modestly by covering thighs and shoulders will save you from unwanted gaze on the streets. 

Female travelers should not travel alone, especially at late nights. You should also choose your guide wisely after a thorough background check. If you keep these things in your mind, you will remain safe while traveling in Nepal.

How much money should I bring for trekking?

A general estimate of $25 per day per person on average would be enough for trekking in Nepal. The food and accommodation costs are generally paid upfront and costs around $2 - $3 per bed. This also includes the food costs that are available provided in the teahouses. 

If you wish to take hot water showers or recharge electronic gadgets, it might cost you a couple of bucks more. If you are a budget traveler, spending frugally might get the costs down to $15. Overall, the rough estimate of $25 is ideal for the trek.

Are there any ATMs on the way to trekking routes?

There are no ATMs along the trail in the high altitude region. The last ATM can is in Namche and Lukla if you are trekking the Everest Base Camp region. You will have to use the ATM in Kathmandu and Pokhara and carry the necessary cash along with you in the trek. 

How much weight can one porter carry?

A porter generally carries 10kg per client, and they carry for two clients, which means they can carry a maximum of 20kg. However, it is advisable to reduce the amount of luggage and only take the necessary ones.

How many tips should we give to guide and porter?

The general unwritten but widely followed rule is to tip 15 percent of the total cost spent trekking. If you are trekking solo, the rule of thumb is to tip $5 per day or equivalent for guides and $2 to $4 per day or equivalent for porters. 

For group trekking, you can tip $10 per day for guides and $5 per day for porters. You can also tip as you wish based on the weight carried and the service provided.

What are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal?

The best time for trekking is the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During spring, wildflowers, including rhododendrons bloom all over the trails. The clear skies and stable weather is the major attraction of the trek.

The autumn months of September to November is famous for its soothing climate and favorable temperatures. In addition to these perks, autumn is also a festive season with vibrant festivals Dashain and Tihar falling at this time of the year. 

The monsoon and the winters are generally avoided because of the risks and the challenges.  

Also Read: Best Time to Visit Nepal

What are the basic criteria for physical fitness?

Many people assume that they need to have an athletic strength to complete treks in Nepal, which is not true. A basic level of fitness with good stamina can easily lead you to success in the trails of Nepal. 

Some cardio (aerobic) exercises, including hiking, cycling, swimming, tai chi, etc. can help you gain fitness before the start of your trek. One important thing to consider is that the treks are not a race, so you need to maintain a gentle pace with sufficient breaks and acclimatization. 

If your fitness levels are on the higher side, you will enjoy the treks more and find more energy for extra activities.

Can I do trekking solo without a guide and porter?

Yes, you can trek solo in Nepal without a guide or a porter on many routes. If you come well prepared with a map or traveling a well-trodden path, you can trek pleasantly in solitude.

However, some restricted trails like Manaslu Circuit Trek do require a guide by compulsion. But there are risks of traveling without a guide mostly related to health issues and freak weather conditions. 

Also Read: Manaslu Circuit Trek Without Guide

Can you list out the packing list for trekking?

The packing list for trekking in Nepal are as follows:


  • Trekking pants and jackets
  • Rainproof pants and jackets
  • Thermals underwear
  • Pair of Gloves
  • Short-sleeved trekking shirts
  • Long-sleeved trekking shirts
  • Woolen cap/ beanies
  • Insulating jackets
  • fleece-lined jacket
  • Lightweight Sweaters 
  • Trekking boots

First Aid

  • Band-aids
  • Anti-nausea Medicines
  • Sanitary pads/ Tampons
  • Mosquito repellent spray or ointment


  • Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo 
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer


  • Cameras
  • Water Bottle
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Chargers
  • Extra Batteries

Important Documents

  • Passport
  • Photo
  • Travel Permits

Can I recharge my camera batteries, phone, and other electronic batteries?

Yes, there are facilities for charging electronic gadgets like cameras, phones, and other electric batteries at an added cost. However, the charges are on the higher side, and charging time gets limited. Hence, carrying a solar-powered charger or power bank is a good option.

Can I get trekking gears and equipment on rent?

Yes, you can get any trekking gears and equipment on rent. The famous street of Thamel in Kathmandu is popularly known as “backpacker’s alley.” You can get all kinds of trekking gears and equipment, including sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking boots, for rent. 

There are many gears of knock-off brands that work surprisingly well. But you should always stay away from substandard stuff that might cause you nuisance along the trek.

Is laundry services available in teahouse?

There are a few laundry services available in places like Namche. However, in the high altitude region, these facilities get scarce. You will have to wash your clothes on your own in the sink. You can use a small amount of warm water to wash your clothes.

What is the weather like in Nepal?

There are five distinct seasons in Nepal. The summers are hot and wet, and the monsoons are wet with chances of landslides. The winters are cold with freezing temperatures in the high mountains. These seasons are not the best time to trek the region. 

The peak trekking seasons in Nepal are the autumn and the spring season. The autumn months come after the monsoon, and thus trekkers can enjoy the stable weather with perfect trekking temperatures. 

The spring is when the trails look its best. The beautiful wildflowers, including rhododendron bloom all over the trails and the scenic environment, makes the trek quite pleasant.

What types of trekking shoes or boots do I need to bring?

You will require waterproof, sturdy hiking boots for trekking the Himalayas in Nepal. There are various shops in and around Thamel in Kathmandu that lets you buy or rent specialized trekking shoes.

Trekkers do not necessarily require crampons, but if you are trekking on a snowy trail, crampons fitted trekking boots helps you get past the snow with ease. 

How will the travel company solve the problem in case of an emergency?

The guides and porters are adequately trained and skilled in handling emergencies. The travel agency is in communication with the team leader at all times through a mobile or a satellite phone. 

You will get immediate first aid and all necessary help if required. Helicopters are at standby positions in case the conditions get worse, and you need an emergency helicopter evacuation.

Are there any other outdoor activities besides trekking in Nepal?

Nepal is an adventure-lovers delight. There are many outdoor activities, including bungee jumping, paragliding, zip-lining, rafting, rock climbing, canoeing, jungle safari, and others in Nepal. You can choose the best one according to your desire and schedule.

How expensive or costly is to do trekking?

While the cost may vary according to the trails, in general, the cost of trekking ranges around $1000-$2500 on average, excluding the international flight costs. This cost includes food, accommodation, permits, guide/porter, and other fees.

Which were the trekking routes damaged by an earthquake in 2015?

The popular routes Annapurna Base Camp trek and the Everest Base Camp trek was not much affected by the earthquake in 2015. However, the pristine Langtang and Manalsu trekking region were severely affected. 

The landslide after the earthquake swept away many teahouses in the Langtang region, and more than 300 lives were lost. The quick rebuilding process led by the local community ensured that all the trekking routes get restored and repaired immediately. 

These trails are safer than ever for a trekking adventure. Trekking has since resumed in the Langtang region.

Where the most popular places to do trekking in Nepal?

There are many trekking trails in Nepal. Some of the famous trekking trails include the Everest Base Camp Trek in the Everest region. The Annapurna Circuit trek in the tranquil Annapurna region is also quite popular. 

The Upper Mustang trek, Manaslu trek, Langtang trek are also quite popular. Besides these, many off the beaten trekking routes are gaining popularity as well.

Does my guide carry a simple medical kit for general treatment?

Yes, the professional guides do carry a simple medical/ first aid kits. They are well trained and are adept at performing simple first aid if necessary. However, if the condition worsens, you will need professional medical help or even evacuation.

Do I need to carry a sleeping bag or not?

Although a warm blanket gets provided at the teahouses, carrying a sleeping bag is always a good option. The trails can get busy, and in freezing conditions, a single blanket might not be enough, and an extra blanket might not be available. Hence, a sleeping bag helps you get a good night's sleep after a long day of the trek.

What is the basic equipment do I need to bring for trekking?

The essential equipment you need to bring for trekking includes standard trekking gears and clothes, first aid kits, toiletries, and other accessories. The trekking gears and clothes include waterproof trekking jackets, sturdy boots, waterproof pants, gloves, and others. 

For first aid, you can pack band-aids, insect repellents, anti nauseant tablets, etc. You can also bring other accessories like a camera, charger, power banks, and others. 

Should I bring a tent or a mattress?

Since you will be staying in tea houses along the trek, a tent or a mattress is not necessary. The tea houses along the trail provide the facilities of bed, mattress, and blankets. 

However, if you wish to camp outside or want to trek the off the beaten remote trails, then you might need to bring your tent or mattress as the tea houses are scarce in these remote regions.

Where can I leave my personal stuff in Kathmandu when I am trekking?

You can leave your stuff in the guest houses and hotels where you will be staying in Kathmandu. These guesthouses have a unique service designed for trekkers who need to store their belongings while they go on a trek in the Himalayas. 

You can ask the caretaker to handle your backpack with care and also put up a large and visible name tag on the bags to avoid misplacement. The guesthouses readily agree to store your stuff as they can serve you further after your return from the trek.

How experienced is my trekking guide?

All our guides have been around the trekking scene for quite a while and are highly experienced. They are well equipped with proper knowledge regarding the trails and are quite pleasant and friendly. 

In case of any emergencies, the guides will prove to be a great helping hand as they are well versed in first aid. Many of them are fluent in English and other languages like French and German.

Are guides and porters insured in case of accidents while trekking?

Yes, all the guides and porters are duly insured with proper insurance in case of any accidents while trekking

Do guides and porters have proper gears?

Yes, guides and porters are well equipped with proper gear for the trek. The guides and porters are also provided with special medical/ first aid kits for emergency conditions.

Should I bring my personal medicine?

If you need to have certain medicines regularly, then you should bring your medicines on the trek. Besides that, you should also consult your doctor for any medication that you might need along the trek.

Do I need extra days in case of flight cancellation?

Adding a couple of days to your holidays is always a good idea. The flights in the Himalayan region are notorious for frequent delays or even cancellation based on the unfavorable weather conditions. A few additional days to your trekking adventure ensures that you can relax and trek without any hassle.

What is the visa cost for Nepal?

The new provision states that foreigners visiting Nepal on a 15-day multiple-entry tourist visa will have to pay $30 in fees. For a 30-day multiple-entry tourist visa, the cost is $50. The 90-day visa multi-entry tourist visas cost around $125.

Read More: The Complete Nepal Visa Guide 

Can I apply for the Nepal visa online?

Although most of the tourists apply for a visa on arrival, you can apply for the Nepal visa online in advance, as well. You can apply for the Nepal visa at most 15 days ahead of arrival in Nepal. The things required are the address of the hotel, a recent digital version of a passport-sized photo, and the filled application form online

Once you complete the submission process online, you can print out the confirmation receipt. You can display it to the Immigration officer upon your arrival at the airport and pay the proper amount to get your visa.

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