14 Days in Nepal from AU$7,880
Research trip into the hidden valley of the Annapurnas. Slow jeep journey through to the village of Manang plus one night sleeping on the shores of Lake Tilicho.
Research trips are once off itineraries where we test out new routes and locations to see if elements of the route might be viable for future Be Your Best adventures. The details of such trips can change on short notice, and typically they cover a small region but offer more time in that region to discover new highlights.
The travel style is often very basic and prone to unforeseen compromises. We typically limit access to research trips to people who have travelled with us previously and can be assured that they will roll with the bumps in good humor. Always chat with Ewen or Shellie first before booking onto a research trip.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Research Trip to Manang & Tilicho
Yes. There is no quarantine required for fully vaccinated travellers. You must present documentation of two or more vaccinations on arrival, and have a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight.
Masks are a part of daily life in Nepal and will be required in many public settings. We ask that all travellers obey all local public health regulations during the trip.
Yes. We will arrange for a nurse to vist our hotel on the last day of the tour, and have documented results returned on the same day. This costs US$30.
It's been ten years since Ewen Bell first started guiding trips to Nepal. His favourite season is winter when the air is cool and dry in the mountains, giving clear views of snow-capped mountains.
Not much at all. All meals, permits and ground transport are covered already. If you're not buying much in the way of souvenirs then $20 for a sim card and maybe another $50 for drinks should cover the basics. We also provide a more detailed "Pre-Departure Pack" when you book in the tour.
No, most of the walking is very very easy. There are a few steep bits that are very short, but we also have the added impact of a little altitude in the mix. So we do everything gentle, and every walk is optional.
The terrain in Nepal is always uneven, which means solid walking boots with high ankle support is recommended. We don't do heavy walks on the Be Your Best tours, but we do expect to travese dusty and rocky trails.
Very cold. We travel on the edges of winter and the night air can drop to zero degrees. Guesthouses are energy poor and offer no heating, so we supply sleeping bags for additional warmth. Some people feel the cold more than others, while some people get too warm inside the sleeping bags.
Yes. Everywhere we travel is good for electricity, although the supply can drop out for hours at a time. Charging camera batteries or a laptop each day is never a problem.
Yes there is mobile networks at every place we stay on the tour. The networks do vary so roaming connections may vary also. We recommend a local sim-card for cheap internet access as hotel internet is often slow.
We supply all travellers with a detailed Pre-Departure Pack when they book for a tour, which includes how to apply for "Visa on Arrival" and a lot of other information such as help with packing. For more general information we recommend you read through the brochure shown below.