Reach the highest point on earth or choose to live out your dream by standing at the foot of Mt. Everest (8,848 m). in Everest Base Camp trek Kala Patthar Trek designed by trekking guide team.

The Everest region in Nepal is more than just trekking, it is a milestone in anyone’s life; and some have even described the experience as a journey close to Nirvana. Located in the northeast province of Nepal, this is a colony to dramatic glaciers, deep settlements, and several majestic mountains.

During Everest Base Camp trek Kala Patthar Trek arranged by Trekking Guide Team Adventure, the proficient and experienced guide will let you discover the hidden secrets of the Everest region. We will begin with a short charming flight to Lukla which is the doorway to Everest region. We will also walk to Namche Bazaar, the main trading center for the Khumbu region. Likewise, we will hike to Tengboche set at the altitude of 3860m. Plus, trekking to Lobuche, the amazing views of Pumori (7145m), Changtse (7550m), will allure you. Walking further on from Lobuche, we will hike to Gorakshep (5140m) and walk beside the Khumbu Glacier to reach Everest Base Camp which at an altitude of 5360m which is the foot of the tallest mountain on the earth- Mt Everest. Moreover, we will trek ahead from Gorakshep to Kalapathhar located at the altitude of 5550m. The magnificent mountain views of Pumori (7,145m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Lingtren (6,697m), etc will greet us.

Experience the taste of witnessing the world’s highest peak –Mount Everest lying at an elevating 8848 from the base camp. Any individual with normal physical fitness can go for this Everest base camp 16-days trek. Plus, you will trek to the high picturesque point at Kalapatthar at 5,545 m. Over all, Everest region is attractive and one of the most preferred trekking options for trekkers, mountaineers and adventure lover around the world. En-route you will the Sherpa way of life and villages occupied by the people.

This trek people can do in 13 days, who have short time period to go to Everest Base Camp. On the way you will see Sherpa culture, Tengboche Monastry and going up to Everest Base Camp and same way back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Highlights

  • Magnificent views of Mount Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Ama Dablam.
  • Tengboche Monastery.
  • Experience Sherpa culture and tradition.
  • Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall.

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport, pick up, transfer to hotel, Overnight at Kathmandu.

Upon your arrival, one of our representatives will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport holding “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” Play card with your name and he will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for your personal activities. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02 : Fly to Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding 5hr( alt 2610m). Over Night at Tea House. (B/L/D)

At 4:30 Am, you should be have a cup of tea and ask the hotel for your packing breakfast and be ready by 5 Am at Hotel lobby, our car will drop you to the airport for your Lukla flight. Today we will take a wonderful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m). After 40 minutes, we will land in a runway and our caretaker will help us carry our belongings. Then we will walk down to the Dudh Koshi River, where we connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar. After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550m), we will soon arrive at our tea house at Phakding. Overnight at Tea House.

Note: The weather in Lukla is unpredictable and always changing. Sometimes due to bad weather, sometimes the flight may be delayed or cancelled. If the flight is cancelled, you will have to return back to the hotel. The transportation back to the hotel and accommodation on this night is not included. You will have to pay additional for this yourself. If the weather is clear next day, you will get either 3rd or 4th flight to Lukla. If still the weather is not clear, there will be option for helicopter flight also. The cost for helicopter flight is not fixed. It will be quoted by the airlines on the same day. The airlines will use your flight ticket plus, you will have to pay additional approx 150 to 200 USD. The total cost for helicopter flight is 300 USD approx. You will have to pay additional 150 USD combining your Lukla flight ticket. The weather problem is rare, it only happens sometimes. But you need to know this information in case the weather goes bad. This does not happens all the time, this is only a important information you need to know.

Day 03 : Hiking up to Namche bazaar 5hr (3440m.). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Today, we start from Phakding and hike to Namche Bazaar. We will walk across the river to trek all the way through the area of rhododendron, blue pine forest and more which is really superb experience especially during the spring. We go across to the Dudh Koshi at Benkar and take pleasure from the scenes of snow-topped mountains Kusum Kanguru (6369m), Thamserku (6623m) and so on. The way then becomes fairly difficult and includes a perpendicular climb to Namche Bazaar. The will now walk through upstream on flat land, on the bank, to the fusion point of the Dudh Kosi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After crossing one of the suspension bridges above the river we will ascend to Namche Bazaar. We get the most amazing vivid opportunities of gigantic peaks -Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taweche is visible. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 04 : Rest day Namche Bazaar explore Hiking up to Everest view hotel to see Mt: Everest View (alt 8848m)& Ama Dablam( 6856m), Thamserku ( alt 6608m).Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Today we will visit around Namche Bazaar proper adaptation with the environment at the height. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. And the amazing scene visible from here includes superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. Then, after having our breakfast, we can also walk towards Thami (3810m) over the amazing Bhote Khola River Valley or visit the Sagarmatha National park to look at the protected floras and faunas. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 05 : Hiking up to Tengboche 5hr (3860m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

We will move down on this day through the Khumjung area and move to the major path to Everest at Shanasa. We will walk further to Trashinga and then move down to go across the Dudh Koshi at Phunkitenga (3250m). In the daytime, it is a wide and vertical ascend through fir, black juniper, pine, rhododendron forest and reach Tengboche Monastery. Here we can see gigantic peaks AmaDablam, Kantega, Mount Everest etc. We will be walking for around 5 hours today. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 06 : Hiking up to Dingboche 5hr (alt 4410m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

On this day, we will walk down all the way through the forest of birch, juniper, fir and rhododendron at Debouche. Here we only steady way up but due to the elevation we have to speed ourselves increasingly all the way through the day. After passing the Imja Khola, the trail heads to Pangboche where we can see the beautiful mountain of Ama Dablam. Then our route is to climb all the way through unwrapped alpine hillsides prior to another crossing of the Imja Khola and reach Dingboche. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 07 : Rest day Dingboche (Option: if you are interested, you can go for Hiking up to Chukung Valley, this is not compulsory. It depends on you whether you want to do it or not.) Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Today, we have one more day to rest at Dingboche which lies at an altitude of 4300m. We need to get accustomed with the high elevation, so we don’t go for further ascend today. Optionally, we can go for hiking in Chhukung Valley, this is not compulsory. It depends on you whether you want to do it or not. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 08 : Hiking up to Lobuche 5hr (alt 4910m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Today, leaving Dingboche the track goes up to the drain of the Khumbu. Then after an hour the path mounts up to the Khumbu Glacier. Almost half of the climb to the moraine is Dughla. Moving ahead from Dughla the trail keeps on ascending steeply to the crest of the moraine. The path now moves on flat level on the west part of the moraine prior to arriving at Lobuche. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 09 : Hiking up to Gorakshep 3hr (5140m) and trek to Everest base (alt 5380m) see the khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Today is the most demanding and significant day of the entire trek. We will walk all along the Khumbu Glacier to reach up to Everest Base Camp (5360m) which is considered to be the nearest place you can get to observe Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. The vista of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is fabulous. A firm way up permits us to put up the slow, sound pace essential when walking at high altitude. When we reach at the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a chain of small up and down trekking over a shaky track lined with cairns that takes us to the unpredicted glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And, we head off to the Everest Base Camp. We then return back to Gorak Shep for staying overnight. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 10 : Trek to Pheriche. Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

We will trek towards Pheriche today. Optionally, you can walk up to Kalapattar early in the morning. We can observe the peaks of Pumori (7,145m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Lingtren (6,697m) and more which divides Nepal from Tibet and just above the Lho La pass we can see the huge face of Changtse (7,750m). And then again return back to Pheriche for staying overnight since we cannot find lodges at Everest base camp or Kalapattar. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 11 : : Trek to the down to Namche Bazar. Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

On this day after breakfast, we will trek down to Namche Bazar from Pheriche taking 6 to 7 hour. Overnight at tea house.

Day 12 : Trek to Lukla 5hr alt (2840m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

We will reach Lukla in 5 hours leaving Manjo. Reaching Lukla becomes a surprise for the majority of the trekkers. We arrive at the airport in the early afternoon. Lukla is famous for celebrating the end of the trek. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 13 : Early in the Morning fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. (B)

If weather is good We will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of our plane for returning back to Kathmandu. If weather is not good, you will have to wait until the weather becomes clear. Then, we will transfer back to our hotel. Evening go for cultural dinner at 5 Pm. Remaining day to explore in Kathmandu. Evening return flight to your country or overnight in Kathmandu.

Trip information about Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight.

The Everest trek includes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Sometimes the weather of Lukla becomes bad, at which time the flight cannot take place. So, in this case, there may be delay or cancel of the flights. You will have to be prepared for this. This does not always happen but may sometimes happen depending on the weather condition. The weather of Lukal is unpredictable, that’s why.

We recommend you to have few more days after the trek incase the flight is delayed or canceled. If you have tight schedule, it will be hard to manage your return flight. So, even the trip days 16 days, we recommend you to have 2 to 3 extra days. If the flight does not happen for 2 to 3 days, then we will divert you to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit.

We also recommend you to have extra budget for helicopter charter to return back from Lukla to Kathmandu. The helicopter cost is 3500 USD charter flight. It will be approx 500 USD per person which is pay us cash or credit card.

Cost Include

  • One time Airport Pick up and Drops by car
  • 2 Night’s Standard Accommodation in Kathmandu, twin sharing basis, Hotel Thamel or similar category. (On the arrival day, second day at sightseeing and after the Trekking)
  • All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses for 10 nights on twin sharing basis During the Treks run by Nepalese family outside toilet
  • Your Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Domestic Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS), National Park Entry Permits
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples, if you are solo traveler, porter is not included, it is available by additional cost 250 USD).
  • Porter, Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • All Transportation as per itinerary
  • Typical Nepali cultural dinner on last day.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos, $30 USD per person .
  • Your personal Travel insurance. Covers helicopter rescue, medical bill
  • Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc.
  • International Airfare and Airport Departure tax.
  • Your Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • In the Lukla flight, the luggage of 12 kg is only included. If you have extra baggage, You will have to pay extra per kg Rs 100
  • If there is early arrival or late departure other than the trek date, and If you are back to Kathmandu early from the trek due to any problem or rescue, the extra accommodation is not included,
  • Your trip includes only one time airport transfer to and by lukla. If you have to return back to hotel again and again go to lukla airport because of weather problem, it will be your additional pay.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the Alcoholic and non Alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like Chocolate and desert.
  • Hot Shower During the Trekking.
  • Tips for the Guide and Porter as per your interest, how you are happy with them
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entry permit .(USD$26)

Required documents for the trek.

  • Valid passport, airline tickets.
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash to exchange into Nepalese currency for purchasing goods, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
  • 3 PP size pictures to issue permit.
  • High altitude Insurance

 

As there is poor weather condition in Lukla we always recommend you to have 2 or 3 days extra in your trip. If you have tight schedule there may be problem if the flight is cancelled or delayed.

In case of flight delayed for more than 2 days, we will divert your trip to Annapurna Base camp trek, or Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit.

Also we advise you to reserve some extra budget for Helicopter charter flights in case you need to take you back Lukla to Kathmandu.

If the flight is on time, we can still arrange you extra trip program as per your interest.

As Nepal is an underdeveloped country, our country’s facility and standard cannot match as per yours. But we will always provide you the best facility and service as per Nepal’s standard.

Risk & Liabilities:

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of their own policies. Trekking Guide Team adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

Please bring high altitude insurance. The Insurance must cover medical, accidental, natural disasters, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation expenses along with baggage and gears’ lost, theft or damage.

Please bring each person 3 PP size pictures to issue permit, hard copy of your insurance and hard copy of itinerary at the time of arrival.

Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc.

(You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu)

This is a moderate trek of Nepal and do not require any special training or condition. However, you should be fit and should have walking practice. I recommend you to go for morning walks for practice. Many people are able to do this trek easily and you can also do this trek easily. You have to walk everyday 6 to 7 hour, 15 to 20 km.

Trip Info

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, pick up, transfer to hotel, Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding 5hr ( alt 2610m). Over Night at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 03: Hiking up to Namche bazaar 5hr (3440m.). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 04: Rest day Namche Bazaar explore Hiking up to Everest view hotel to see Mt: Everest View (alt 8848m)& Ama Dablam( 6856m), Thamserku ( alt 6608m).Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 05: Hiking up to Tengboche 5hr (3860m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 06: Hiking up to Dingboche 5hr (alt 4410m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 07: Rest day Dingboche (Option: if you are interested, you can go for Hiking up to Chukung Valley, this is not compulsory. It depends on you whether you want to do it or not.) Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 08: Hiking up to Lobuche 5hr (alt 4910m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 09: Hiking up to Gorakshep 3hr (5140m) and trek to Everest base (alt 5380m) see the khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 10: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek to the down to Namche Bazar. Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek to Lukla 5hr alt (2840m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 13: Early in the Morning fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. (B)

Note: The weather in Lukla is unpredictable and always changing. Sometimes due to bad weather, sometimes the flight may be delayed or cancelled. If the flight is cancelled, you will have to return back to the hotel. The transportation back to the hotel and accommodation on this night is not included. You will have to pay additional for this yourself. If the weather is clear next day, you will get either 3rd or 4th flight to Lukla. If still the weather is not clear, there will be option for helicopter flight also. The cost for helicopter flight is not fixed. It will be quoted by the airlines on the same day. The airlines will use your flight ticket plus, you will have to pay additional approx 150 to 200 USD. The total cost for helicopter flight is 300 USD approx. You will have to pay additional 150 USD combining your Lukla flight ticket. The weather problem is rare, it only happens sometimes. But you need to know this information in case the weather goes bad. This does not happen all the time, this is only a important information you need to know.

Site Seeing places

Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar is the gateway to the higher Himalaya with mountains like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam etc. The village is situated as the on crescent shaped mountain slopes. Mount Kongde Ri (6,187 m) west and Mount Thamserku (6,623 m) to the east of Namche overlook the village. The village has become the tourism hub of the country. There are a lot of lodges, restaurants, and hotels. Namche is very popular among the trekkers in Nepal. Most of the people of the village are from Sherpa community. You can experience the culture and old traditions of Sherpa people in the village. The village is the ancient trading hub for people from Tibet and Nepal. You can buy various, traditional arts and crafts, Tibetan artifacts and Trekking and climbing equipment in the markets of the village. The village is also famous for its homemade yak cheese and butter.

Tengboche

Tengboche is a village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal at the altitude of 3,867 m. The village contains an important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. Tengboche Monastery was built in 1923. Tenzing Norgay, the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, was born in the area in the village of Thani and was once sent to Tengboche Monastery to be a monk. Tengboche has a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains including peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.

As Nepal is an underdeveloped country, our country’s facility and standard cannot match as per yours. But we will always provide you the best facility and service as per Nepal’s standard.

Services from company during the trek.

Transportation

Our company’s representatives will make pick up and drop from and at airport. We will organize your domestic flights Kathamndu to Lukla to Kathmandu.

Staffs

Trekking guide team adventure has very skilled staffs. Our driver is very skilled and experienced is always on time for pick up and drop. The guides we have are all very experienced and have been working in this field for more than 10 years. They can speak English are well experienced enough to handle any types of situation that might arise during the trek. Our staffs are all well-mannered and are friendly.

Accommodation

The accommodation for your visit to Nepal will depend on where you are during your visit. During your stay in Kathmandu we provide Hotel Thamel or similar category hotel for stay. Your stay during the trek will be in local tea houses. These tea houses are equipped with comfortable bed, hot water shower and internet access.

Other Information

When and where should you arrive?

Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Tribhuwan international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting when you arrive first night of the tour. You will be met our airport representative outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by holding your name and our company “Trekking Guide Team Adventure Pvt. Ltd” placard and he will escort you to the Hotel. If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangement or let us know about it. We will organize this with extra cost.

Passport and Visas Requirements:

All clients must own a legal passport with validity of at least 6 months from the return date. Nepalese visa are issued by Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visa with 15 and 30 days validity costs USD 30 and USD 40 respectively

Who will be leading the tours/treks?

Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agencies” Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, With over 10years of experience, well trained, friendly guides, and courteous porters you are assured of a wonderfully memorable experience. We will provide you 1 Experienced Trekking guide and 1 porter for each 2 tourist. If you are a solo traveler, the porter is not included. It is available by additional cost.

Porters

For the trek we”ll have one porter for two person. The weight limit for the trek is 8-9 kgs per person. 1 porter carries maximum 20 kg. You have to combine 2 persons luggage in one duffle bag. Our company will provide you a duffle bag for the porter to carry. Before the trek we will store all our excess baggage in Kathmandu hotel and only take what we require on the trek.

Trekking

Our trek will be in a very beautiful part of the Everest Region. This is a moderate trek of Nepal. You will have to Expect to trek about 5-7 hours daily or about 10-14 kms per day. It is recommended that you prepare for the trek by suitable training such as climbing hills or stairs, jogging, and spending some time in the gym to improve your stamina for a few months prior to the trek. If you are quite fit and do sufficient training prior to arriving in Nepal the trek will be enjoyable, and it is suitable for fit people in to their early 60’s. This trek is the most popular trek for those wishing to get wonderful views of the Himalayan peaks.

A Trek is not a Mountain Climbing Trip. There are still only a few roads in Nepal extending deeply into the hills, so the only way to truly visit remote regions of the kingdom is walking. It requires more time and effort, but the rewards are also greater. Whether you begin your trek at a road head or fly into a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of it will be in the Middle Hills region at elevations between 500 and 3000 meters. While trekking you will see the great diversity of Nepal. Villages embrace many ethnic groups and cultures. The terrain changes from tropical jungle to high-glaciated peaks in only 150 km

Travel Insurance?

You should have a personal travel insurance. Please bring high altitude insurance. The Insurance must cover medical, accidental, natural disasters, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation expenses along with baggage and gears’ lost, theft or damage. The insurance is not compulsory if you are ready to pay for any bills from your pocket.

Drinking Water on trek?

There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated “pure water” stations along the trek. As a last alternative you can also purchase bottled water at the lodges but this is not recommended.

It is very important that you drink at least 3 liters of pure water daily during the trek.

How much money for my personal expenses?

It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch& dinner) you want to eat. Only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek. For meals during the trek approx minimum 250 USD per person, maximum is depending on you. Your extra expenses is hard to predict depending on what you buy.

Tips

Tips to the Nepali drivers, porters and guides are appreciated and appropriate. Minimum tips 50 USD to maximum as per your interest. Please tip according to your means and inspiration. It is not compulsory to give tips. It depends on you. We have provided our guide and porter enough salary but since some tourist give them tips, they expect from other tourists also.

Which currencies are accepted in Nepal?

Some major currencies (USD, AUD ,EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM’s in both Kathmandu and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek and many places in city also. You can exchange your currency to Nepali currency in money exchange center easily.

What should I bring?

  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes
  • Gloves
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full-sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Water bottle
  • Flash light
  • Trekking stick
  • personal towel
  • Ruck sack bag
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit for diarrhea, fever, headache etc.
  • Poly propylene/wool socks
  • Other required personal equipments
  • Sleeping bag which can be bought or hire easily in Kathmandu

Is Altitude sickness a problem?

The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. But above it can cause altitude related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems please consult a doctor on the advisability of doing the trek. You have to drink everyday 3-5 liters of water. You have to drink soup, hot liquid. We recommend you to not drink cold water. Our guide has experience on how to deal with altitude sickness. You can take some medicine for altitude sickness. If you feel any uneasiness or any problem, please tell the guide. The guide will analyze you and tell you to rest. If you need to come down, our guide will send you down to lower level with the porter or come himself also. As we have recommend you to do insurance. You can take a emergency rescue evacuation in case of emergency. The helicopter will come to pick you and drop you to the hospital. Usually the helicopter bill and medical bill is covered by insurance, if you do not have insurance, you have to pay it by yourself. If you have insurance, please make you’re your emergency rescue and medical bill is included.

What Clothes shall I bring?

Depending on when you plan to travel it’s important to have the proper clothes and be prepared for unexpected weather. You will need comfortable walking clothes like hiking shirt or pants, socks, warm clothes like jacket. You will need a down jacket and warm trousers. If you are planning to travel in September to January, you will need proper warm clothes for cold weather.

Where will I stay during the tour?

In Kathmandu we will be staying at the 3star category or a similar quality hotel. These places come highly recommended but please don’t expect a European standard of hotel. These hotels are good, clean tourist hotels and are a good quality by Nepali standards. On the trek we’ll be staying at simple lodges run by Nepali families. During the trek the bathrooms are outside the rooms and hot water is dependent on solar panels so don’t count on many warm showers. The hot showers are additional cost which you will have to pay yourself.

What is the weather like in Nepal?

The weather depends upon the altitude of the place in Nepal. However, in general Nepal has four climatic seasons: Spring, summer, autumn and Winter.

Spring starts from May to May. The temperature of this season fluctuates between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Summer starts from Maylast to August. These are also the monsoon months with occasional evening-thunderstorms and hot temperature. Autumn starts from late Maytember and ends by Mayember. During this period, the climate is generally dry and mild with temperature fluctuating between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Winter starts from Mayember till Mayruary. The mornings and evenings are very cold while the afternoon is pretty sunny. The temperature during these months rises from 10C to 20C (59F to 68F). At higher altitudes it is cold during the winter months.

Note:

After you return from trek and you have extra days, we recommend you to do relaxing extra program like 1 day river rafting , 2 N 3 days Chitwan jungle safari, Pokhara trip or anything else, please let us know. We will organize that also. It is available by adding extra cost.

May people are interested in short trek after Everest trek that’s why we recommend you.

Required equipment for the trek

Trekking equipment

  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • A warm sleeping bag cable of keeping you warm in temperature -15 degree.
  • Trekking shoes
  • Torch light
  • Trekking stick

Clothes

Since this trek will take you to the high altitude area, the climate during the morning and night will be cold. So you will have to carry warm clothes. The recommended cloths for the trek are:

For Upper body:

  • Head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof with breathable fabric jacket
  • Down vest
  • Jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, broken in )
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, low ankle high version

Medicine

You will have to carry some medicine for headache, fever, handi plast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc. as there might not be medical shops in the middle of the trekking route.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport, pick up, transfer to hotel, Overnight at Kathmandu.

Upon your arrival, one of our representatives will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport holding “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” Play card with your name and he will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for your personal activities. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02 : Fly to Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding 5hr( alt 2610m). Over Night at Tea House. (B/L/D)

At 4:30 Am, you should be have a cup of tea and ask the hotel for your packing breakfast and be ready by 5 Am at Hotel lobby, our car will drop you to the airport for your Lukla flight. Today we will take a wonderful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m). After 40 minutes, we will land in a runway and our caretaker will help us carry our belongings. Then we will walk down to the Dudh Koshi River, where we connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar. After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550m), we will soon arrive at our tea house at Phakding. Overnight at Tea House.

Note: The weather in Lukla is unpredictable and always changing. Sometimes due to bad weather, sometimes the flight may be delayed or cancelled. If the flight is cancelled, you will have to return back to the hotel. The transportation back to the hotel and accommodation on this night is not included. You will have to pay additional for this yourself. If the weather is clear next day, you will get either 3rd or 4th flight to Lukla. If still the weather is not clear, there will be option for helicopter flight also. The cost for helicopter flight is not fixed. It will be quoted by the airlines on the same day. The airlines will use your flight ticket plus, you will have to pay additional approx 150 to 200 USD. The total cost for helicopter flight is 300 USD approx. You will have to pay additional 150 USD combining your Lukla flight ticket. The weather problem is rare, it only happens sometimes. But you need to know this information in case the weather goes bad. This does not happens all the time, this is only a important information you need to know.

Day 03 : Hiking up to Namche bazaar 5hr (3440m.). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Today, we start from Phakding and hike to Namche Bazaar. We will walk across the river to trek all the way through the area of rhododendron, blue pine forest and more which is really superb experience especially during the spring. We go across to the Dudh Koshi at Benkar and take pleasure from the scenes of snow-topped mountains Kusum Kanguru (6369m), Thamserku (6623m) and so on. The way then becomes fairly difficult and includes a perpendicular climb to Namche Bazaar. The will now walk through upstream on flat land, on the bank, to the fusion point of the Dudh Kosi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After crossing one of the suspension bridges above the river we will ascend to Namche Bazaar. We get the most amazing vivid opportunities of gigantic peaks -Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taweche is visible. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 04 : Rest day Namche Bazaar explore Hiking up to Everest view hotel to see Mt: Everest View (alt 8848m)& Ama Dablam( 6856m), Thamserku ( alt 6608m).Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Today we will visit around Namche Bazaar proper adaptation with the environment at the height. Namche is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow. And the amazing scene visible from here includes superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. Then, after having our breakfast, we can also walk towards Thami (3810m) over the amazing Bhote Khola River Valley or visit the Sagarmatha National park to look at the protected floras and faunas. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 05 : Hiking up to Tengboche 5hr (3860m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

We will move down on this day through the Khumjung area and move to the major path to Everest at Shanasa. We will walk further to Trashinga and then move down to go across the Dudh Koshi at Phunkitenga (3250m). In the daytime, it is a wide and vertical ascend through fir, black juniper, pine, rhododendron forest and reach Tengboche Monastery. Here we can see gigantic peaks AmaDablam, Kantega, Mount Everest etc. We will be walking for around 5 hours today. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 06 : Hiking up to Dingboche 5hr (alt 4410m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

On this day, we will walk down all the way through the forest of birch, juniper, fir and rhododendron at Debouche. Here we only steady way up but due to the elevation we have to speed ourselves increasingly all the way through the day. After passing the Imja Khola, the trail heads to Pangboche where we can see the beautiful mountain of Ama Dablam. Then our route is to climb all the way through unwrapped alpine hillsides prior to another crossing of the Imja Khola and reach Dingboche. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 07 : Rest day Dingboche (Option: if you are interested, you can go for Hiking up to Chukung Valley, this is not compulsory. It depends on you whether you want to do it or not.) Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Today, we have one more day to rest at Dingboche which lies at an altitude of 4300m. We need to get accustomed with the high elevation, so we don’t go for further ascend today. Optionally, we can go for hiking in Chhukung Valley, this is not compulsory. It depends on you whether you want to do it or not. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 08 : Hiking up to Lobuche 5hr (alt 4910m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Today, leaving Dingboche the track goes up to the drain of the Khumbu. Then after an hour the path mounts up to the Khumbu Glacier. Almost half of the climb to the moraine is Dughla. Moving ahead from Dughla the trail keeps on ascending steeply to the crest of the moraine. The path now moves on flat level on the west part of the moraine prior to arriving at Lobuche. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 09 : Hiking up to Gorakshep 3hr (5140m) and trek to Everest base (alt 5380m) see the khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Today is the most demanding and significant day of the entire trek. We will walk all along the Khumbu Glacier to reach up to Everest Base Camp (5360m) which is considered to be the nearest place you can get to observe Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. The vista of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is fabulous. A firm way up permits us to put up the slow, sound pace essential when walking at high altitude. When we reach at the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, we make a chain of small up and down trekking over a shaky track lined with cairns that takes us to the unpredicted glacial sands of Gorak Shep (5160m). And, we head off to the Everest Base Camp. We then return back to Gorak Shep for staying overnight. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 10 : Trek to Pheriche. Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

We will trek towards Pheriche today. Optionally, you can walk up to Kalapattar early in the morning. We can observe the peaks of Pumori (7,145m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Lingtren (6,697m) and more which divides Nepal from Tibet and just above the Lho La pass we can see the huge face of Changtse (7,750m). And then again return back to Pheriche for staying overnight since we cannot find lodges at Everest base camp or Kalapattar. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 11 : : Trek to the down to Namche Bazar. Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

On this day after breakfast, we will trek down to Namche Bazar from Pheriche taking 6 to 7 hour. Overnight at tea house.

Day 12 : Trek to Lukla 5hr alt (2840m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

We will reach Lukla in 5 hours leaving Manjo. Reaching Lukla becomes a surprise for the majority of the trekkers. We arrive at the airport in the early afternoon. Lukla is famous for celebrating the end of the trek. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 13 : Early in the Morning fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. (B)

If weather is good We will wake up early in the morning and get ready for the entrance of our plane for returning back to Kathmandu. If weather is not good, you will have to wait until the weather becomes clear. Then, we will transfer back to our hotel. Evening go for cultural dinner at 5 Pm. Remaining day to explore in Kathmandu. Evening return flight to your country or overnight in Kathmandu.

Trip information about Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight.

The Everest trek includes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Sometimes the weather of Lukla becomes bad, at which time the flight cannot take place. So, in this case, there may be delay or cancel of the flights. You will have to be prepared for this. This does not always happen but may sometimes happen depending on the weather condition. The weather of Lukal is unpredictable, that’s why.

We recommend you to have few more days after the trek incase the flight is delayed or canceled. If you have tight schedule, it will be hard to manage your return flight. So, even the trip days 16 days, we recommend you to have 2 to 3 extra days. If the flight does not happen for 2 to 3 days, then we will divert you to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit.

We also recommend you to have extra budget for helicopter charter to return back from Lukla to Kathmandu. The helicopter cost is 3500 USD charter flight. It will be approx 500 USD per person which is pay us cash or credit card.

Cost include and exclude

Cost Include

  • One time Airport Pick up and Drops by car
  • 2 Night’s Standard Accommodation in Kathmandu, twin sharing basis, Hotel Thamel or similar category. (On the arrival day, second day at sightseeing and after the Trekking)
  • All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses for 10 nights on twin sharing basis During the Treks run by Nepalese family outside toilet
  • Your Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Domestic Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS), National Park Entry Permits
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples, if you are solo traveler, porter is not included, it is available by additional cost 250 USD).
  • Porter, Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • All Transportation as per itinerary
  • Typical Nepali cultural dinner on last day.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos, $30 USD per person .
  • Your personal Travel insurance. Covers helicopter rescue, medical bill
  • Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc.
  • International Airfare and Airport Departure tax.
  • Your Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • In the Lukla flight, the luggage of 12 kg is only included. If you have extra baggage, You will have to pay extra per kg Rs 100
  • If there is early arrival or late departure other than the trek date, and If you are back to Kathmandu early from the trek due to any problem or rescue, the extra accommodation is not included,
  • Your trip includes only one time airport transfer to and by lukla. If you have to return back to hotel again and again go to lukla airport because of weather problem, it will be your additional pay.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the Alcoholic and non Alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like Chocolate and desert.
  • Hot Shower During the Trekking.
  • Tips for the Guide and Porter as per your interest, how you are happy with them
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entry permit .(USD$26)

Before You Book

Required documents for the trek.

  • Valid passport, airline tickets.
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash to exchange into Nepalese currency for purchasing goods, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
  • 3 PP size pictures to issue permit.
  • High altitude Insurance

 

As there is poor weather condition in Lukla we always recommend you to have 2 or 3 days extra in your trip. If you have tight schedule there may be problem if the flight is cancelled or delayed.

In case of flight delayed for more than 2 days, we will divert your trip to Annapurna Base camp trek, or Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit.

Also we advise you to reserve some extra budget for Helicopter charter flights in case you need to take you back Lukla to Kathmandu.

If the flight is on time, we can still arrange you extra trip program as per your interest.

As Nepal is an underdeveloped country, our country’s facility and standard cannot match as per yours. But we will always provide you the best facility and service as per Nepal’s standard.

Risk & Liabilities:

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of their own policies. Trekking Guide Team adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

General Remarks

Please bring high altitude insurance. The Insurance must cover medical, accidental, natural disasters, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation expenses along with baggage and gears’ lost, theft or damage.

Please bring each person 3 PP size pictures to issue permit, hard copy of your insurance and hard copy of itinerary at the time of arrival.

Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc.

(You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu)

This is a moderate trek of Nepal and do not require any special training or condition. However, you should be fit and should have walking practice. I recommend you to go for morning walks for practice. Many people are able to do this trek easily and you can also do this trek easily. You have to walk everyday 6 to 7 hour, 15 to 20 km.

Trip Information

Trip Info

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, pick up, transfer to hotel, Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly to Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding 5hr ( alt 2610m). Over Night at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 03: Hiking up to Namche bazaar 5hr (3440m.). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 04: Rest day Namche Bazaar explore Hiking up to Everest view hotel to see Mt: Everest View (alt 8848m)& Ama Dablam( 6856m), Thamserku ( alt 6608m).Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 05: Hiking up to Tengboche 5hr (3860m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 06: Hiking up to Dingboche 5hr (alt 4410m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 07: Rest day Dingboche (Option: if you are interested, you can go for Hiking up to Chukung Valley, this is not compulsory. It depends on you whether you want to do it or not.) Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 08: Hiking up to Lobuche 5hr (alt 4910m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 09: Hiking up to Gorakshep 3hr (5140m) and trek to Everest base (alt 5380m) see the khumbu Glacier. Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 10: Trek to Pheriche. Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek to the down to Namche Bazar. Overnight at tea house. (B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek to Lukla 5hr alt (2840m). Overnight at Tea House. (B/L/D)

Day 13: Early in the Morning fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel. (B)

Note: The weather in Lukla is unpredictable and always changing. Sometimes due to bad weather, sometimes the flight may be delayed or cancelled. If the flight is cancelled, you will have to return back to the hotel. The transportation back to the hotel and accommodation on this night is not included. You will have to pay additional for this yourself. If the weather is clear next day, you will get either 3rd or 4th flight to Lukla. If still the weather is not clear, there will be option for helicopter flight also. The cost for helicopter flight is not fixed. It will be quoted by the airlines on the same day. The airlines will use your flight ticket plus, you will have to pay additional approx 150 to 200 USD. The total cost for helicopter flight is 300 USD approx. You will have to pay additional 150 USD combining your Lukla flight ticket. The weather problem is rare, it only happens sometimes. But you need to know this information in case the weather goes bad. This does not happen all the time, this is only a important information you need to know.

Site Seeing places

Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar is the gateway to the higher Himalaya with mountains like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam etc. The village is situated as the on crescent shaped mountain slopes. Mount Kongde Ri (6,187 m) west and Mount Thamserku (6,623 m) to the east of Namche overlook the village. The village has become the tourism hub of the country. There are a lot of lodges, restaurants, and hotels. Namche is very popular among the trekkers in Nepal. Most of the people of the village are from Sherpa community. You can experience the culture and old traditions of Sherpa people in the village. The village is the ancient trading hub for people from Tibet and Nepal. You can buy various, traditional arts and crafts, Tibetan artifacts and Trekking and climbing equipment in the markets of the village. The village is also famous for its homemade yak cheese and butter.

Tengboche

Tengboche is a village in Khumjung in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal at the altitude of 3,867 m. The village contains an important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. Tengboche Monastery was built in 1923. Tenzing Norgay, the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, was born in the area in the village of Thani and was once sent to Tengboche Monastery to be a monk. Tengboche has a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains including peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku.

As Nepal is an underdeveloped country, our country’s facility and standard cannot match as per yours. But we will always provide you the best facility and service as per Nepal’s standard.

Services from company during the trek.

Transportation

Our company’s representatives will make pick up and drop from and at airport. We will organize your domestic flights Kathamndu to Lukla to Kathmandu.

Staffs

Trekking guide team adventure has very skilled staffs. Our driver is very skilled and experienced is always on time for pick up and drop. The guides we have are all very experienced and have been working in this field for more than 10 years. They can speak English are well experienced enough to handle any types of situation that might arise during the trek. Our staffs are all well-mannered and are friendly.

Accommodation

The accommodation for your visit to Nepal will depend on where you are during your visit. During your stay in Kathmandu we provide Hotel Thamel or similar category hotel for stay. Your stay during the trek will be in local tea houses. These tea houses are equipped with comfortable bed, hot water shower and internet access.

Other Information

When and where should you arrive?

Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Tribhuwan international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting when you arrive first night of the tour. You will be met our airport representative outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by holding your name and our company “Trekking Guide Team Adventure Pvt. Ltd” placard and he will escort you to the Hotel. If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangement or let us know about it. We will organize this with extra cost.

Passport and Visas Requirements:

All clients must own a legal passport with validity of at least 6 months from the return date. Nepalese visa are issued by Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visa with 15 and 30 days validity costs USD 30 and USD 40 respectively

Who will be leading the tours/treks?

Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agencies” Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, With over 10years of experience, well trained, friendly guides, and courteous porters you are assured of a wonderfully memorable experience. We will provide you 1 Experienced Trekking guide and 1 porter for each 2 tourist. If you are a solo traveler, the porter is not included. It is available by additional cost.

Porters

For the trek we”ll have one porter for two person. The weight limit for the trek is 8-9 kgs per person. 1 porter carries maximum 20 kg. You have to combine 2 persons luggage in one duffle bag. Our company will provide you a duffle bag for the porter to carry. Before the trek we will store all our excess baggage in Kathmandu hotel and only take what we require on the trek.

Trekking

Our trek will be in a very beautiful part of the Everest Region. This is a moderate trek of Nepal. You will have to Expect to trek about 5-7 hours daily or about 10-14 kms per day. It is recommended that you prepare for the trek by suitable training such as climbing hills or stairs, jogging, and spending some time in the gym to improve your stamina for a few months prior to the trek. If you are quite fit and do sufficient training prior to arriving in Nepal the trek will be enjoyable, and it is suitable for fit people in to their early 60’s. This trek is the most popular trek for those wishing to get wonderful views of the Himalayan peaks.

A Trek is not a Mountain Climbing Trip. There are still only a few roads in Nepal extending deeply into the hills, so the only way to truly visit remote regions of the kingdom is walking. It requires more time and effort, but the rewards are also greater. Whether you begin your trek at a road head or fly into a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of it will be in the Middle Hills region at elevations between 500 and 3000 meters. While trekking you will see the great diversity of Nepal. Villages embrace many ethnic groups and cultures. The terrain changes from tropical jungle to high-glaciated peaks in only 150 km

Travel Insurance?

You should have a personal travel insurance. Please bring high altitude insurance. The Insurance must cover medical, accidental, natural disasters, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation expenses along with baggage and gears’ lost, theft or damage. The insurance is not compulsory if you are ready to pay for any bills from your pocket.

Drinking Water on trek?

There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated “pure water” stations along the trek. As a last alternative you can also purchase bottled water at the lodges but this is not recommended.

It is very important that you drink at least 3 liters of pure water daily during the trek.

How much money for my personal expenses?

It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch& dinner) you want to eat. Only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek. For meals during the trek approx minimum 250 USD per person, maximum is depending on you. Your extra expenses is hard to predict depending on what you buy.

Tips

Tips to the Nepali drivers, porters and guides are appreciated and appropriate. Minimum tips 50 USD to maximum as per your interest. Please tip according to your means and inspiration. It is not compulsory to give tips. It depends on you. We have provided our guide and porter enough salary but since some tourist give them tips, they expect from other tourists also.

Which currencies are accepted in Nepal?

Some major currencies (USD, AUD ,EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM’s in both Kathmandu and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek and many places in city also. You can exchange your currency to Nepali currency in money exchange center easily.

What should I bring?

  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes
  • Gloves
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full-sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Water bottle
  • Flash light
  • Trekking stick
  • personal towel
  • Ruck sack bag
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit for diarrhea, fever, headache etc.
  • Poly propylene/wool socks
  • Other required personal equipments
  • Sleeping bag which can be bought or hire easily in Kathmandu

Is Altitude sickness a problem?

The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. But above it can cause altitude related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems please consult a doctor on the advisability of doing the trek. You have to drink everyday 3-5 liters of water. You have to drink soup, hot liquid. We recommend you to not drink cold water. Our guide has experience on how to deal with altitude sickness. You can take some medicine for altitude sickness. If you feel any uneasiness or any problem, please tell the guide. The guide will analyze you and tell you to rest. If you need to come down, our guide will send you down to lower level with the porter or come himself also. As we have recommend you to do insurance. You can take a emergency rescue evacuation in case of emergency. The helicopter will come to pick you and drop you to the hospital. Usually the helicopter bill and medical bill is covered by insurance, if you do not have insurance, you have to pay it by yourself. If you have insurance, please make you’re your emergency rescue and medical bill is included.

What Clothes shall I bring?

Depending on when you plan to travel it’s important to have the proper clothes and be prepared for unexpected weather. You will need comfortable walking clothes like hiking shirt or pants, socks, warm clothes like jacket. You will need a down jacket and warm trousers. If you are planning to travel in September to January, you will need proper warm clothes for cold weather.

Where will I stay during the tour?

In Kathmandu we will be staying at the 3star category or a similar quality hotel. These places come highly recommended but please don’t expect a European standard of hotel. These hotels are good, clean tourist hotels and are a good quality by Nepali standards. On the trek we’ll be staying at simple lodges run by Nepali families. During the trek the bathrooms are outside the rooms and hot water is dependent on solar panels so don’t count on many warm showers. The hot showers are additional cost which you will have to pay yourself.

What is the weather like in Nepal?

The weather depends upon the altitude of the place in Nepal. However, in general Nepal has four climatic seasons: Spring, summer, autumn and Winter.

Spring starts from May to May. The temperature of this season fluctuates between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Summer starts from Maylast to August. These are also the monsoon months with occasional evening-thunderstorms and hot temperature. Autumn starts from late Maytember and ends by Mayember. During this period, the climate is generally dry and mild with temperature fluctuating between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Winter starts from Mayember till Mayruary. The mornings and evenings are very cold while the afternoon is pretty sunny. The temperature during these months rises from 10C to 20C (59F to 68F). At higher altitudes it is cold during the winter months.

Note:

After you return from trek and you have extra days, we recommend you to do relaxing extra program like 1 day river rafting , 2 N 3 days Chitwan jungle safari, Pokhara trip or anything else, please let us know. We will organize that also. It is available by adding extra cost.

May people are interested in short trek after Everest trek that’s why we recommend you.

Equipment List

Required equipment for the trek

Trekking equipment

  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • A warm sleeping bag cable of keeping you warm in temperature -15 degree.
  • Trekking shoes
  • Torch light
  • Trekking stick

Clothes

Since this trek will take you to the high altitude area, the climate during the morning and night will be cold. So you will have to carry warm clothes. The recommended cloths for the trek are:

For Upper body:

  • Head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof with breathable fabric jacket
  • Down vest
  • Jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, broken in )
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, low ankle high version

Medicine

You will have to carry some medicine for headache, fever, handi plast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc. as there might not be medical shops in the middle of the trekking route.

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  • 2 pax
  • days
  • Moderate
  • Sep to May
  • trekking
  • 1199
  • Everest Region
  • 5550 M
  • private
  • 250 USD
  • 3 star and Tea house

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