Tilicho Lake, situated at 4919m which is known as highest elevation lake in the world, stretching about 2.5 mile / 4km long and about 0.6 mile / 1km wide, it lies at the feet of the 23,400'/7,134m summit of the same name, north of the grand barrier a 10km/6 mile long wall of rock, ice and snow. This is a splendid summer trek, as rewarding as it is challenging. The Tilicho Lake Pass trekking is among the finest which would be the best experienced in the monsoon time. This tarns Himalayan adventure trek begins with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu / Pokhara up the Marsyangdi Valley to the airstrip at Humde, in Manang district. We soon leave the lodges on the main trail to head up toward Tilicho Tal. These high Himalayan reaches are the habitat of the Himalayan Tahr (known as mountain goat) and the snow leopard, among other mammals. From our camp by the shores of the lake, we climb up to the Mesokanto La (5,100m) where we are rewarded with the first views of the Kali Gandaki valley. We descend to stay at the charming Thakali village of Marpha. Here on we follow the Kali Gandaki upstream to Kagbeni and up a side valley to the shrine at Muktinath, sacred to Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims alike. The trip ends in Jomsom with an early morning flight to Pokhara.
Highlights of the trip:
Tilicho Pass classic trek on ancient trade routes - Ascending the Marshyangdi valley - Passing the great view of Mt. Manaslu and Mt.Himalchuli - Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga - Explore beautiful Manag village - and visiting the mystical lake Tilicho ( 5416m) then ascend up to Thorong La. The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath, View of Dhawagiri Ice- flow - The world deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley - Natural Hotspring at Tatopani - Sunrise at Poonhill with magnificent mountain views.
Annapurna circuit inclusive Tilicho lake trekking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Kathmandu - Besishar - Manang - Throung La pass - Muktinath - Tatopani( natural hotspring) - Ghorepani Poonhill - Ghaundrung village - Pokhara.
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and early December.
Tilicho lake + Thorung Pass outline itinerary
- Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel, B/B Plan
- Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu, B/B Plan
- Day 03: Drive to Beshisahar (820m) 6 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda (1310m) 6 hours , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 05: Trek to Chyamje (1430m) 6: 30 hours , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 06: Trek to Bagarchhap (2160m) 6 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 07: Trek to Chame (2630m) 5 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 08:Trek to Pisang (3190m) 5 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 09: Pisang trekking to Manang (3570m) 5 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 10: Manang - Acclimatization day, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 11: Manang trekking to Khangsar village (3734m) 5hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 12: Khangsar Village Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m ) 4:30 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 13: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4919m) and trek back to base camp 5 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 14: Tilicho base camp trekking to Yak Kharka (4000m): 6:30 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 15: Yak Kharka trekking to Phedi (4450m): 4 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 16: Phedi trekking to Muktinath (3800m): 7 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 17: Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2713m) via Kagbeni (2810m): 5:30 hours, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 18: Flight Jomsom to Pokahra : 25 minutes , B/B Plan
- Day 19:Drive or fly out to Kathmandu. 25 minutes, B/B Plan
- Day 20: Final departure for your onward flights
NOTE OF ABOVE ITINERARY:
O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
SHORT DESCRIPTION MODE OF PACKAGE :
In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and 1 night tourist standard hotel in pokhara on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows
Tilicho lake + Thorung Pass trekking
Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 m)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs. As your request we go to short walk around old city area.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast, we drive to Changu Narayan (1500m.) which is situated approximately 20 k.m east of Kathmandu. Changunarayan is said to be the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage monument list. It is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 AD and said to be the oldest temple in the valley. We then trek to Nagarkot (2175m.). Walking through the pine forest along the ridge through the villages with splendid view of the valley and mountains we arrive at Nagarkot. It is one the most panoramic destinations of Nepal for landscapes, mountain views including Mt Everest and magnificent sunrise and sun set view. Overnight in hotel.
Drive to Beshisahar (820m) 6 hours
Leaving Kathmandu valley you are driven on the Tribhuwan Rajpath (Highway) along the Trisuli River to Mugling. From Mugling you have to journey westwards along the Marshyangdi River. You will be trekking along the Marshyangdi River until the day you cross the Thorung La pass. (5416m) From Besi Sahar we have a short trek of 1:30 to 2 hours towards the village of Khudi. After an hour’s walk, you will cross a bamboo bridge, which signifies the approach to Khudi. You can relax to the sound of the mighty Marshyangdi.
Trek to Bahundanda (1310m) 6 hours
Leaving Khudi, you will pass by a local school on the right hand side. You will have to stop at Bhulbule where there is a check post for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Cross a steel bridge over the Marshyangdi River, which serves as a vital connection between both sides of the village. You will pass through flat rice fields to the village of Ngadi. Your trek leader will probably suggest a short break for lunch. After lunch, you will cross another large suspension bridge over the Ngadi River where the trail begins to ascend, straying away from the Marshyangdi River through woods. The last hour is a steep climb to Bahundanda (Hill of Brahmins) through cultivated land.
Trek to Chyamje (1430m) 6 hours
Leaving Bahundanda, you will descend stone steps. The farmers here harvest 2-3 crops a year in these lowlands depending on the rainfall. The path levels off and from here, the small villages of Sildhunga and Tadring are seen on the hillside opposite the valley. Contouring along the undulating path you will trek until the descent to the small settlement of Syange. Then take a short break for relaxation before the descent at Ghermu Phant for a drink while enjoying an impressive waterfall on the opposite side of the valley. You need to cross a suspension bridge across Marshyangdi. You will notice the sides narrowing and getting steeper while walking up the valley. You may pass mule trains along the way. From here it is a steep climb to the village of Jagat. A series of up and down paths brings you to Chyamje, the final stop for the night.
Trek to Bagarchhap (2160m) 6 to 7 hours
You will cross a suspension bridge to the eastern side of the Marshyangdi soon after leaving Chyamje. You will pass along a series of overhanging rock formations. The path begins to traverse a broad ledge after a short climb. You will then come to a series of stone steps as you pass a couple of teashops while going uphill. The trail evens out after a while and you will walk beneath an archway, which is the gateway to Tal and the Manang district. "Tal" means "lake" in Nepali. You can see a broad expanse where a lake used to be. The Tibetan influence becomes more evident from here on with ‘Chorten’, ‘Gompa’ and the beautiful architectural designs of the buildings. The trail from Tal levels out for a while, a welcome relief for your legs. You will cross a bridge back to the West of the Marshyangdi about an hour later. You can see the old trail on the other side which was recently abandoned due to landslides. The trail continues upwards until the village of Dharapani where there is a police check post. Bagarchhap is just about 45 minute walk further from upper Dharapani.
Trek to Chame (2630m) 5 hours
Great views of Mt. Annapurna II (7937m) and Mt. Lamjung Himal (6932m) will greet you as you proceed up the valley. You will reach the village of Danakyu after a walk of 30 minutes. If you look beyond the lofty peaks of Mt. Manaslu (8156m), the eighth highest peak in the world, Peak 29 (7833m) will be visible on clear days. There is a steep climb of about an hour through pine and fir forest with spectacular scenery. You may see Langur monkeys in the forest. Then, you will reach Tamang village with spectacular views of Manaslu (8156m). Continuing on the flattish path along the river, the village of Thanchok is reached. The towering Annapurna II (7937m) is an incredible sight further up the trail. The path rejoins the main trail while descending through woodland down to Koto, which sits in the shadow of Annapurna II (7937m). The Nar Khola River flowing from the recently opened valleys of Nar and Phu joins the Marshyangdi from the right side of the valley. Chame, which is the district headquarters of Manang, is a short walk away. There are excellent views of Lamjung Himal (6932m) from here.
Trek to Pisang (3190m) 5 hours
A short day of trekking to Pisang. However, as it is so beautiful most of the trekkers take their own time to admire the scenery and take many photographs. You will pass through a series of Mani walls. The trail is pretty even until we arrive at the apple orchards of Brathang. The trail heads uphill for about 45 Minutes through forest, leveling off before reaching a suspension bridge. A moderate climb follows, after crossing the bridge through a forest consisting of juniper, pine and fir. The valley begins to broaden and Pisang Peak (6091m) stands out in front of you. You will pass through a couple of small lakes where sometimes birds can be seen wading. Pisang is divided into upper and lower Pisang. Visiting upper parts of Pisang is worthful as it ofers stunning view villages and as well as Annapurna family.
Pisang trekking to Manang (3570m) 5 hours
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Spend a time with visiting monasteries, side trip to Gangapurna Lake, doing some excursions with the wonderful views around the villages, take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association office as they offers free class about high altitude sickness at 3 pm evry day and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya.
Manang - Acclimatization day
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Spend a time with visiting monasteries, side trip to Gangapurna Lake, doing some excursions with the wonderful views around the villages, take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya.
Manang trekking to Khangsar village (3734m) 5hours
From Manang the trail descent to a Chorten and turns to northwest and goes down to the River. After crossing the Jharsang khola on suspension bridge the trail goes through blue pine forest and the wheat fields before arrive Khangsar, Khangsar is a Gurung village. There you find a small monastery, Chorten, Mani walls and prayer flags. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar.
Khangsar Village Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m ) 4:30 hours
From Khangsar the trail climbs steeply past the Gompa and small chortens, trail goes through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. Along the way we will cross the few streams and climb steeply to arrive Tilicho Lake,from here we can enjoy the closer and panoramic views of Tilicho Peak and surroundings mountain. Overnight at Tilicho base camp in guest house.
Trek to Tilicho Lake (4919m) and trek back to base camp 5 hours
Start the trekking early morning today to Tilicho lake, it will be 3 to 4 hour working to the lake we can have outstanding view of Gangapurna, Tarkekang, Khangsar Kang and the view of Manang valley and Upper Pisang are great, after spending the memorable time at Tilicho lake. Visiting Tilicho, we descend down to Tilicho base camp via same way for overnight stay.
Tilicho base camp trekking to Yak Kharka (4000m): 6:30 hours
From base camp we trek down passing through the ruins of old Khangsar and follow an unmarked/ very thin trail which will leads you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gunsang and Yak Kharka, overnight at Yak Kharka.
Yak Kharka trekking to Phedi (4450m): 4 hours
from here the trail continue climb along the bank of the Jorsang Khola, It is some time possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep. Stay overnight at Thorung Phedi.
Phedi trekking to Muktinath (3800m): 7 hours
From Phedi the trail becomes steep, switch backing up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the pass. The views from the trail and from the pass are outstanding, you can see the long great barrier ridged, Gangapurna, Annapurna, Thorong peak Khatung Kang peak. From the top the trail descends steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists. Overnight at Muktinath
Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2713m) via Kagbeni (2810m): 5½ hours
Today, is easy walk after the great success of Thorong Pass, the trail gradually go down to Jharkot with the picturesque kani ( large Gompa) from here the trail stroll among meadows, streams, poplar and fruit trees, finally we arrive Kagbeni a gateway to Upper Mustang, it has posing Chortens and ochre-colored Gompas and monastery, you can visit red walled kagchode Thubten Sampheling Gompa which was founded in 1429. After lunch in Kagbeni continue trekking to Jomsom on the windy trail of Kaligandaki valley, overnight at Jomsom
Flight Jomsom to Pokahra : 25 minutes
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, takes about 25 minutes and are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after and frequent change of the weather prevents the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in the morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.
Pokhara fly out to Kathmandu. 25 minutes
Fly to Pokhara 25 minutes (1350 m) . After breakfast you will drive to airport for flight to Pokhara, it will take 25 minutes grateful enjoyable moment to see the great view of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan ranges, after arrive in Kathmandu transfer to hotel.
Final departure for your onward destination:
After breakfast, rest of day is at leisure until we pick from your hotel and then transfer to airport for your onward destination. Our trip end and wish you your wonderful journey !
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle Car /Jeep / Van/ Bus.
- 3 nights twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur within BB Plan
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara within B/B plan
- Fluent English speaking license holder tour guide.
- Government license holder local trekking guide.
- All land transportation as per itinerary.
- Guest house accommodation during the trekking
- Meals : (B, L, D) e ach day during the trekking days.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project permits and TIMS permits for Annapurna Trekking
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurances of trekking crew
- Pokhara- Kathmandu flights or drive with airport departure taxes.
- A Special souvenir from our company.
- Nepal entry visa and fees
- Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipments
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
- Any other things not mentioned.
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Do I need Experience for Tilicho lake + Thorung Pass Trekking ?
This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack. For Around Annapurna trekking / Tilicho lake / Thorung pass trekking - yes, you need to have some basic experience of walking 5- 6 hours a day in high altitude - somehow about 45000M above sea level.
What kind of accommodation can I expect on Tilicho lake + Thorung Pass Trekking ?
We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be good guesthouses in the main trail and offers very good accomodation. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.
What kind of food can I expect in Tilicho lake + Thorung Pass Trekking Tours ?
All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
What opportunities will I have for shower along Tilicho lake + Thorung Pass Trekking ?
Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying and in Camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.
How do I get drinking water on Tilicho lake + Thorung Pass Trekking ?
Normally in the Annapurna circuit main trekking trail, you can find hotel and shop where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
in camping trek there are few places where you can charge the battery paying charge but in tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery we recommend to you bring extra pair for incase . Remember to bring your adapters ! And we recommend you to take extra batteries.
Is there any communication facilities on Tilicho lake + Thorung Pass Trekking ?
In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
No, for the trekking you need to have cash beacuse credit cards works city area of nepal only.
When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Who will carry my luggage on Tilicho lake + Thorung Pass Trekking ?
We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Is there any communication while we are on Tilicho lake + Thorung Pass Trekking ?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
How much distance do I walk each day?
When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.
Do I need walking polls for Tilicho lake + Thorung Pass Trekking ?
We recomend to take that it will be the helpful to you.
How much additional money do I need per day?
You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in kathamndu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.
Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!
After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.