Gorilla Trekking in Nepal

Price $3699

USD 3555

Trip Duration

6 Days

Trip Grade

Moderate - Difficult

Highest Altitude

3,555 M

Accommodation

Tea house/Hotel/Lodge

Transportation

Private Vechicle and Tourist Bus

Group Size

Minimum 2 persons

Best Season

March-May, Sept-Nov

Gorilla Trekking in Nepal Brief Insight

Gorilla Trekking is the latest trekking destination in Nepal that has been introduced to encounter the wild gorillas. It also aims at having an amusing view of the natural beauty of Nepal as mountains and floras and faunas. It truly is one of the once-in-a-lifetime experience in the traveler’s life.

The fact that gorillas as a species are on the brink of extinction and treks are a highly restricted activity, encountering wild gorillas is considered a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

We’re proud to support trekking tourism that contributes directly to protecting rainforest habitats and conserving both mountain gorillas and western lowland gorillas.

Gorilla trek route provides us an opportunity to meet the inhabitants who have not yet been affected by commercialization. You can see a lot of ethnicities such as Brahmin, Kshetri, Dalit, Gurung, Magar, Newar and Thakuri, that enrich the route. This trek offers us a wide variety of multi-ethnic cultures, historical sentiments of war and local cultivation in terrain green valley.

This trekking is also a camping trek as there are no hotels available in this trail for accommodation. Yet the scenic beauty of this region is unmatched.

This trekking also provides you an opportunity to witness the effect of Maoist civil wars and its effect in the Rukum and Rolpa district of Nepal. The route covers the major war effected area of the western region of Nepal which these days are being promoted as a newly opened trekking trail.

The trek also provides you information regarding how the gorillas operated and fought during the conflict. The affected area is very peaceful nowadays offering unique features to explore on.

For this trek, you need to be fairly fit, in a good health and well equipped for the humid, muddy conditions of a rainforest hike. Gorillas are susceptible to human illnesses but don’t have our immunities, which means a common cold can be deadly to a whole family of gorillas. Thus you won’t be permitted to trek in case you are unwell.

The rainforest can be a challenging environment even during the summer season.  It’s humid, wet and muddy with some steep slopes, plenty of insects and thick vegetation. But it will be all worth it once you reach your main destination.

You will quietly approach the gorillas once you find them and settle down to observe them. You’ll spend between 40 minutes and an hour with the gorillas, watching the adults forage and groom each other while the babies tumble and play.

You’ll be under the watchful gaze of the great silverback patriarch, whose soft brown eyes constantly sweep over his family protectively. Witnessing gorillas express typically human gestures and emotions is a truly profound experience and one of the reasons that this trekking is such a life-changing encounter.

Notes: Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days get modified.

HERE ARE THE FEW EXTRA ACTIVITIES COST WHICH YOU MAY INTEREST DURING THIS TRIP:-
-Everest Flight (Himalayan Flight) USD 195 for foreign Passport Holders

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu – Beni 830m (8 hours by bus). (1350m.)

Day 03: Beni – Takam: About 6-7hrs

Day 04: Takam-Lamsung: About 6-7hrs

Day 05: Lamsung-Gurjaghat: About 7hrs.

Day 06: Gurjaghat-Dhorpatan: About 5hrs.

Day 07: Nisi Dhor: About 5-6hrs.

Day 08: Dhor-Tallo Sera: About 6-7hrs .

Day 09: Tallo Sera-Rujhikhola: About 7 hrs.

Day 10: Rujhikhola-Thabang: About 6hrs.

Day 11: Thabang-Jaljala: About 6hrs.

Day 12: Jaljala to Jelbang: About 7hrs.

Day 13: Jelbang-Suliochaur: About 7hrs .

Day 14: Sulichaur to Kathmandu via bus

Day 15: Departure for your onward journey

What is included in Gorilla Trekking in Nepal

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • Hotel stay in Kathmandu (2 nights)
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period as per Itinerary
  • Ground Transportation As per Itinerary
  • Best available accommodations during the trek
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage (1 porter=2 hiker, Weight limitation more or less 20 kg)
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Entry Fees wherever required
  • Trekking Permits needed for Restricted Area Trekking
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure

What is Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Departure Tax
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipment, Gifts, and souvenirs
  •  All items not listed in Cost included the section

Notes: Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days get modified.

HERE ARE THE FEW EXTRA ACTIVITIES COST WHICH YOU MAY INTEREST DURING THIS TRIP:-
-Everest Flight (Himalayan Flight) USD 195 for foreign Passport Holders

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