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Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trekking is Short and Easy Trek, located nearby Kathmandu Valley. Rhododendron forest views like a garden of heaven is the main attraction of Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trek. The magnificent views of mountain with the greenery peaceful weather, typical Nepalese culture, the several colors Rhododendron forest will take you to world of fantasy. The name itself of Rhododendron Trail Trek make you known that it’s a Trekking to see a Rhododendron forest within an easy route and lower altitude. Mahabharata is a hilly range located at the middle of the high Himalayan and Terai region of Nepal where you can see an appealing flora, birds and animals. Spring season is taken as a best season for Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trek in Nepal on this area because the Rhododendron flower will be glowing with the tweeting sound of birds.

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“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu - Shikarpur via Anpghari

Day 04: Shikharpur - Phusre Gang

Day 05: Phurse Gang - Katarche Danda

Day 06: Katarche Danda - Deurali Danda

Day 07: Deulari Danda - Kathmandu

Day 08: Final Departure from Kathmandu

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB at Three star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with all necessary entrance fee and private vehicle.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • One guide with the quality of English speaking, registered with license, insured, salary, accommodation and all meals paid. Porter on your request.
  • Accommodation in the simple tea houses during the trekking days
  • Three meals per a day i.e. breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  Tea or coffee is included during the trekking days.
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Guest personal expenses in the Trekking like (laundry and baggage charge, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, battery recharge, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column
  1. Trekking Bag pack.
  2. Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  3. Trekking shoes.
  4. Sports shoes or sandal.
  5. Trekking stick.
  6. Sun Hat, cap
  7. Warm woolen cap.
  8. Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  9. Pullover or warm sweeter.
  10. Raincoat.
  11. 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  12. Hand gloves.
  13. 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  14. 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  15. 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  16. Eye glass
  17. Water bottle.
  18. Sleeping bag.
  19. Flash or Torch light.
  20. Camera and batteries.
  21. Sun cream.

Can you provide me more information about the teahouses on Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this Trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels attached toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group on Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trekking?

A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on Royal trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trekking?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trekking?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you.  Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trekking?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if it’s very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trekking?

Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

Safe drinking water on Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trekking

Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trekking

Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal

Use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage’s in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day

It mainly depends upon spending habits; normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trekking

You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trekking

All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason.

Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses

On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Mahabharata Rhododendron Trail Trekking?

Trekking planner is the government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and TIMS as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.

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