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Budget Trekking in Nepal

Trip Facts

3 days,
Trip Destination:
annapurna,langtang,or everest it dependts
Hiking and trekking,
Mode of Travel:
Tea house trekking,
lodges during trekking time with great insulation,
Breakfast,lunch and dinner,
Best Season:
sep to dec and feb to june,
car , hotels , bus and plane,
Per Day Walking:
4 to 6 hours,
Trip Grade:
Budget Trekking in Nepal


Trip Highlights

  • kathamndu city tour,
  • local bus experienced with local nepal people,
  • Annapurna massief range and 7th highest mountains (Dhaulagiri),
  • Poon hill sunrise view and many snow cap mountain view,
  • Pokhara city tour and world peace stupa and also boating experience on fewa Lake Pokhara,
About this trip: 

Budget trekking in Nepal being more commercial because there are so many budget trekkers around the world who love to visit many places with their small Budget . Budget  trekking in Nepal being quite popular since few years in Nepal because the technoogy the governmnet stretegy helps to get more guest last few years.

Nepal has a wide variety of scenery, wild animals, mixed Culture, Trekking and tours can be tailored for all Budget travellers. If your Budget is limited you can still access some of the most spectacular Mountain area trek in the Himalayas by visiting the Annapurna  and langtang region. This is one of the best and most popular trekking regions in Nepal. It is easy to access from Kathmandu and has some of the most amazing mountain scenery you can imagine.

The Annapurna Circuit is the most famous of the routes here but there are many alternatives such as trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek, Dhampus Sarankot trek and the Ghale Gau tour.

The Langtang Region is another viable option as again it is easy to access from Kathmandu. This area is near the border of Tibet and is famous for its Tamang culture, Red Pandas and Snow Leopards. It also has a variety of treking routes to choose from so is highly flexible. By booking with a freelance guide you immediately save money as there is no middleman. Please contact me with an idea of a budget and I will do my best to create you a trip of a lifetime!

                        Short video clip of Budget trekking 


For ideas for itineraries please see the Annapurna Region trek Section and the Langtang-Helambu Trek Section. 

An example of a budget trek could be ........

DAY 1: Arrive in kathmandu.

As you provided me the time you arrive in kathmandu TIA airport i will be waiing you in the ariport with your full name uncluding your nationality, it is a easy to to meet you than i will drop you to your hotel by private car/jeep. when you chceked in to the hotel i let you have your own time you probably need it after low hours flying in the plane. once you are refreshed i will meet ou again at your hotel to talk about the trek details and trek preparation.

DAY 2: Drive from kantioath KTM to Pokhara(950m),

you will have tourist standard bus early monring from kantipath jamal kathmandu at 7 am. i will come to your hotel to pick uo you and we go together to the bus station it is just 15 minute walk away but if you have heavy bags with you we can take rickshow or taxi to bus station. this bus will take about 7 hours to pokhara and also they will stop 2 times for food break and rest on the way to pokhara. you don't feel bored while you are in bus because this scenic beautiful drive will show so mnay interesting things including crystle clear river, moutains, local peopls, house and many wonderful landscape. once we reach at pokhara  i will manage also your grounded transport to hotel and we will spent this night in pokhara near the lake.

DAY 3: Drive to Nayapul(1075m) than walk up to Hille Thikhedunga(1560m).

This morning you will get a clear moutain view from your hotel if you weak up early morning at 5 or 5.30 am to the north side of your hotel, there are annapurna, fishtail lamjung and many other moutains. you can also have your breakfast on the roof of your hotel whereas the view of snow cap motains will be even better. after your breakfast as per the itinerray we will get our private transport to Nayapul which is 42 km drive to the west of pokhara via many small villages takes 1.30 minute than we sreach at nayapul . we start to walk from nayapul in to the beautiful valley along the modi river via birethanti ,ramgai, sudame than we reach at hille thikhedunga which is widely speraed village has many small tea house where we will spnet one night and also we can have our food in tea house.

DAY 4: Trek to Ghorepani(2820m).

We start the day early again in the monring because this day we have to walk quite long walk about 6 hours. the first 2 hours from hille we need to walk on the stone made steep trail which is quite hard for first time trekkers so we go very slow early morning like that we don't get the sunshine hit which helps to walk better. after2 hours walking we reach at Uleri village which big magar village located at 1920 m whereas the view of fish tail moutain and hiuchuli will be very close compare to pokhara. after ulleri still we will follow the small steep trail towards Banthati it is an hour walk from ulleri than after banthati e wil walk through the forest of juniper and rododendron about 1.30 minute than we will arrive at Nangethati where we will have our lunch in the local restaurant.the time they serve us the food we can have rest and eat the lunch than walk step up again for another 1.30minute to Ghorepani. ghorepani is a beautiful place of annapurna area trek where we will spent one night and we can see more than 10 mountain snowcap moutain from there including 7th highest peak in the world.(Dhaulagiri 8167m). 

DAY 5: Hike to poon hill and trek to Tadapani(2610m).

Day 5th is our highlight day of this entire trip because we going to see the spectecular sunrise view from poon hill view point which is steeply up about 50 minute from ghorepani. we just go to poon hill witha small bag carring some water, chocholate,and some money because we have to buy entrace ticket, and tea or coffee when we reach at the top of poonhill. the view from poonhill is just inasne can't imagne at all because the 180 degree views and sunrise is the best ever. after poonhill hike we go down via same way to the ghorepani hotel than we will have breakfast after that we trek to Tadapani which is about 5 hours walk.

The first 1 hour walk we have to climb again on the stone made steep  than we will reach to the ridge of pine porest than follow the zigzag trail bit of climb and down hill for 3o minte than we will reach at Deurali.  When we pass deurali the trail will be quite damp so we need to go even slower and use your pools if you have because we just go steep down in the valley through the danse forest till Banthati where will stop some time for lunch after lunche the trail goes gradula down to the river than we have to climb again about 40 minute to Tadapani. we stay over night there. Tadapani is small area has about 6 lodges and generally full of tourist but the view of annapurna south and other moutain we can see in a close distance.

DAY 6: Trek to syawlibazar(1150m).

After we have our breakfast in the lodge at tadapani we start our journey again. the first one hour we walk in to the forest which really calm and we might see some wild animals if we walk slowly after an hour walk we reach at Bhaisikharka than walking route goes steep down to the forest again for 50 minute after that we just follow zigzag gradual down path to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a largest gurung village of that district it is where we can stop for lunch and we will have green lush view, and moutains. after lunch we go slowly down hill till syawlibazar pasing many beautiful terrace field, valley view, traditional house and happy local people along the way. over night at syawlibazar.

DAY 7: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

It is our easy walking day after we finish our breakfast we just follow the road an hour than we will reach already at Birethati where we have to chech out permit than walk another 20 minute to nayapul. Our prereserved private ransport will be there and he will drop us to pokhara. over night in pokhara hotel and farewell dinner all together.

Day 8: Drive to kathmandu(1350m)

We will take a bus in the morning from pokhara. it takes same time as we had before and take us also via same highway to kathmandu. stay over night in kathmandu hotel which is pre reserved from me.

Day 9: Departure Airport

I will provide you a new comfertable transport to drop to the airport from your Hotel, My self i will go with you to make a last huge to the Airport and wish your next visit to nepal.

Note: The above itineraries are just a subject to change due to groups condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries after consulting to your guide or assistance guide.

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  • Airport pick ups and drops,
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,accommodation) during YOUR trek,
  • 2 night Hotel in Kathmandu,
  • An experienced licensed holderGuide and required porters for two trekkers you will get one porter,
  • Food,drinks, salary, insurance,equipment, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Local Transportations,
  • TIMS(Trekkers Information ManagementSyste)card,

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Your travel insurance,and intry fee while you are doing sightseeing tour.
  • Any expense of personal natur
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
  • Rescue operation. 
  • Tip for guide and poter.

Essential Infos

Nepal is safe to make holiday?

Yes it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involve in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party are already in parliament and doing their best , it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe . if you feel scare still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you many information.

How Can I get Nepal visa?

To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and  some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easily when you arrive in Kathmandu airport.

Where is best area to trek in Nepal?

There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.

Which season is the best to travel Nepal?

Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drive. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to called best season of the year.

What type of equipments do I need to bring for trek?

The trekking equipment will depends on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Wind proof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as bellow:

  • Sleeping bag,torch,
  • Down Jacket,
  • Trekking pools, pair of t-shirt and pair Pant,
  • Pair of suck and Sun Glass,
  • General medicine,
  • Rucksack and day bag,
  • Wind proof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
  • Inner trawser and thermal,

Can I trek in Nepal?

Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for first time you can make easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp , Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is best area up on your pace.

Can I get experienced guide in Nepal?

Yes you can get experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.

What is the price for Everest trekking?

There are so many different trekking and travel company who organize all trekking and touring activities in Nepal and they have their own strategy and price but the fact of the trek is the same so if you are in Nepal to make Everest base camp trekking and if you are alone it cost comparatively more than groups, in general for solo trekkers Kathmandu to Kathmandu 12 days Everest base camp trek cost 1299 USD and if you are two person going there cost 1199 USD. If you are budget travelers still you can save some money with this cost but this price is just enough to do all activities during your 12 days time up to the mountain. I you have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except your domestic flights.

What is the maximum weight for porter in Nepal?

Nepal tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg , so in general you will get one porter for two trekkers it means one trekkers need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra cloths, or any extra things that you brought from your country you can leave in hotel locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is safe.

What  is the maximum weight can I take to Lukla in a plane?

Flying to Lukla we will be ina small plane whereas just 14  to 16 people in one plane it is small this is why there is short of strict rules need to be just 15 kg per person as a luggage and small day bags as a hand carry you can take with you. if you have any extra thiongs in your bag you can leave in Kathmandu hotel before you leave than it helps a lot to repack and to follow the rules. Still after repacking your bag have more than 15 kg you have to pay 5 USD per kg than you can fly in or out.

How much to I need to tip fir guide and porter?

Tipping things is not a compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as, waiter Driver, Guide  porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with guide or with porter you can tip about 100 USD for guide and 80 USD for porter but if they make your especial trip with lots of information take caring and you feel safe all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.

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Giusy Bertolotto

Giusy Bertolotto Aug 1, 2012

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The trip to Nepal was a great experience.  I organized the tour (10 days) with Santosh Gauli . Very good flexibility on his part to change the program to suit our needs (both of time and things to see). Santosh welcomed us at the airport and we have always followed the best. I was really happy for his organization of all the pro ... Read More

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