14 Days
Duration
5th, Oct
Dates
9/10
Physicality

Everest trekking is justifiably the most famous of all trekking and mountain region in Nepal Himalaya. Trek to Mount Everest bestows a wide array of trekking options ranging from the EBC trek which has been enlisted as one of the ten best trios in the world to trekking in the remote semi-wilderness area. Tremendous trekking at Everest trail having highest altitude with breathtaking mountain scenery, view of panoramic Himalayan peaks and of course top of the world Mt. Everest and other beautiful mountains, monasteries which are Legendary Sherpa’s spiritual perspective on the mountains they call home. The top of the world’s mountain base camp is at 17590 feet height after the passing through Sagarmatha National Park headquarter, densely forest along with the village and valley of the Dudh Koshi River.

Everest trekking is depended entirely on the route that you have chosen. On the main trekking trails to Base Camp or the route to the pristine Gokyo valley a tea house trek is perfectly possible and the easier choice. The trail in from Jiri is also endowed with many conveniently located tea houses although generally not of such high standards as those to the north. Other trekking routes will, however, almost certainly require camping gear which means organizing trekking staff and equipment.

Everest region trekking trail, walk through the local village way to the Everest base camp on the route. The Sherpa’s people are very friendly and warm welcome to you in every village. The Everest area landscape is rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. It is an area of great natural beauty – home to Himalayan Thars, musk deer and Nepal’s national bird, the brightly colored Impeyan Pheasants, Blood pheasant, Red-billed chough and the Yellow-billed chough, friendliness of its inhabitants of the Sherpa’s and ancient Buddhist monasteries. The vegetation in the Everest National park is Pine, Hemlock, Fir, Juniper, Birch, Rhododendron and shrubs. After 4000 m the Vegetation is changed to alpine plants than to bare rock and snow. In March and April, other attraction of this region is rhododendrons blooms and splash colors in magical mountains and all add up to make this Everest trekking an irresistible tourist destination. That is why the top of the world’s highest Mountain Mt. Everest(8848m) which is most thrilling and adventure trail in the world.

 

Additional information

MonthOctober

1

Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu

After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, meet our officer. He will assist you to transfer your hotel. At hotel our officer gives you orientation of the overall trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

2

Day 2:

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2810m). Trek to Phakding (2652m)

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu airport domestic terminal to catch flight to Lukla (2810m).The flight duration is approximately 45 minutes. Have a tea and coffee in Lukla.. Then your trekking starts from Lukla. The trail contour through the Sherpa village and yak pasture land. Have a lunch in Thado Koshi (2591m) with stunning view of Kum Kangaru(6370m). You will see the painted Mani wall in Ghat (chhuthawa) village. In the late afternoon you arrive to Phakding. O/n at mountain lodge.

3

Day 3:

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446 m)

Your trekking starts after breakfast at mountain lodge. You cross long suspension bridge over the Dhudh Koshi River which is originated from Khumbu glacier. Today you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. You have lunch in Jorsale(2740m).The trail goes ahead along the Dudhakoshi river. After half an hour steep walking you will see Mt Everest (8848m). The trail ascends until Namche Bazaar through the alpine forest. O/n at mountain lodge.

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Day 4:

Rest day in Namche Bazaar is especially for acclimatization with altitude. During this day you can walk around Namche Bazaar. Here you can get many facilities such as bank, internet, Bakery and shopping. After the breakfast One and half hour steep walking to Syangboche(3880m). From Syangboche you can see Mt. Everest(8848m), Lhotse(8516m), Ama Dablam(6814m), Thamserku (6618m) and more mountains. After lunch in Khumjung village(3780m) hike back to the Namche Bazaar. O/n at mountain lodge.

5

Day 5:

Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3867 m).7h walking.

Today you can see very close up view of Thamserku (6618m), Ama Dablam(6814m). Also you can see Mount Everest (8848) and other world high mountains. On the way you can see Nepal national bird Pheasant and mountain animal called Himalayan Thar. From Kyangjuma the trail goes to all the way down to the Dudha Koshi. After crossing long suspension bridge then the trail ascends through the pine trees. Two and half hour walking you will arrive to Tengboche(3860m). O/n at mountain lodge.

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Day 6:

 Tengboche to Dingboche(4260m).

Form Tengboche trail move down towards Deboche(3820m).After Deboche, the trail becomes very pleasant. You will feel very comfortable. Here you have chances to see Musk deer. It is very rare wild animal. After crossing iron bridge on your right side you can see the great view of Ama Dablam(6814m). Then the trail moves gradually up to Pangboche(4410m). After the lunch in Shomare (4110m)you walk around two hour and arrive to Dingboche Village (4410m). O/n at mountain lodge.

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Day 7:

Rest day. For acclimatization you can day hike to the Chukhung Village (4730 m).

It is the best place to acclimatization who is attending to climb Island peak or trek to Everest base camp. The Chukhung village has several Yak herders, hunts and few tea houses. From Chukhum great view of the Karyolung, Numbur and Khagtega mountains. 8h walking. O/n at Dingboche in mountain lodge.

8

Day 8:

Dingboche to Lobuche(4930 m).

Form Dingboche the trail climb up 20m above the village. From here you can see panoramic view of Khumbu Mountains including Mt, Makalu (8463m). Tea break in Dughla(4620m). After Dughla you ascend along with pebbly and sandy trail. After half and hour climb you arrive to Dughla Pass (4830m). In Dughla pass you see monuments on the memory of Everest climbers who has lost their life while climbing Mt. Everest. From here trail
goes gradually up to the Lobuche (4910m). Evening sunset view of the Nuptse(7864m). 5h hour walking. O/n at mountain lodge

9

Day 9:

Lobuche to Gorkhashep(5140m)- Everest base camp (5364m). Return back to the Gorakhashep.

This morning you might feel chilly because temperature may go down -2 to 3 degree celsius. In the beginning you walk along the flat trial through yak pasture trail (50 minutes). Then you have to walk in glacier. The trail is rough and icy in some part. And you arrive to Gorak Shep (5140m). At this time the temperature is nearly 10 to 15 degree Celsius. You might feel fatigue. Have lunch and rest in Gorak Shep. After light lunch start to hike to the Everest base camp (5364m). After a while return back to Gorak Shep. Enjoy the view of Khumbu glacier and foot of world highest mountain. 8 hour walking. O/n at mountain lodge.

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Day 10:

Gorkha shep to Kalapatter(5545m). And down to the Pheruche(4230 m).

Early in the morning start climb to the Kalapatthar(5550m). After nearly two and half hour climbing, you will reach on top of the Kalapatthar. There you get little bit strong wind. Kalapatthar is one of the prime points for the massive view of Mount Everest (8848m). Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and other towering mountains. After breakfast you will back to the Pheruche same route. 10 hour waling. O/n at mountain lodge.

11

Day 11:

Pheruche to Namche Bazzar. 8h walking. O/n at mountain lodge.

12

Day 12:

Namche Bazaar to Lukla. 8h walking. O/n at mountain lodge.

13

Day 13:

Fly back to Kathmandu.

You should pack up early in the morning. Then have a breakfast and hike down to Lukla airstrip. Take a flight to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free in Kathmandu. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

14

Day 14:

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey

Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at your hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for final departure.

The trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is possibly the most dramatic and picturesque in the Nepalese Himalaya. Not only will you stand face to face with Mount Everest, Sagarmatha in Nepali language, at 8,848 m (29,029 ft), but you will be following in the footsteps of great mountaineers like Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

Included:
Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
Two night hotel in Kathmandu at three star categories in BB plan
Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) a cup of tea / coffee in each meals during trekking trek
One dinner with typical Nepali culture show in Kathmandu
One highly experienced mountain Guide and Porter
Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and Porter
Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
All additional government tax
All ground transportation by private vehicle.
Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus.
Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare.
Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare for guide.

Excluded:
Other ground transportation
 Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
International air fare
Travelers insurance
Cold drinks (Alcohol and cold drinks)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Boiled water, Hot shower, Mineral water, Batteries charge and hot drinks (in pot)
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Approx. 10-12 USD)
Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
Tips to guide and porter
All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.
Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking
We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.

Trekking Team Description

All our trekking trips are accompanied by one experienced local trekking guide and porters. We provide one porter for carrying luggage of two trekkers. Trekking guide will provide information on the places you are trekking through, offer suggestions for things to do and see. Actually he is the leader of your trekking.

Visas
All foreign nationals (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan airport. If getting the visa at the airport is prepared for standing in queue. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: single entry visa valid for 15 days – US $25: Single Entry Visa for 30 days – US $40 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days – US $100.

Arrival Complications
We don’t expect any problems to traveler in the airport. Travelers are met just outside the arrival lounge of the Kathmandu International airport by our representative. Our representative can be identified easily. They are standing with the traveler’s play card displaying the name of the group (individual in case of one). After meeting you are taken to our private vehicle and then to the hotel. Our officer also helps you in the hotel check in formalities.

Fitness for Trekking
In fact you don’t need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey.

Health
Please consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. We advise you to carry sufficient drugs which you are taking daily for specific health problems.

Spending Money
Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travelers may drink more than others while other travelers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

Money Exchange
A currency exchange rate fluctuates daily in Nepal. We suggest you to visit our central bank website: www.nrb.org.np for day by day exchange rates. As of December 28th exchange rate was 1 USD = 72 NPR (Nepalese Rupees). There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Master Card but these are limited to major cities. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 2-4% transaction fee.

Emergency Fund
We advise to carry at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an ’emergency’ fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster, flight cancellation) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Walking hours
Up to a maximum of 5-6 hours a day with lunch breaks along the trail. The maximum altitude is depends upon which trek you are going. In Nepal normally the maximum altitude of most of the trekking falls between 3500m to 5000m.

Local Flights
All local flights are included in your package cost in both silver and gold if there is domestic flight in the itinerary. It is important that we need your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Single Traveler
If you are a single traveler, you can do any trekking tour. We provide you single room and offer one guide and porter. Since you occupy single room, single car you have to pay single supplement charge but that charge will be reasonable. We do not quote high price for single traveler.

Emergency Contact
We assign one of our tour executives to look after you, who constantly stays in touch with you during your stay in and they keep informing/briefing you about your itinerary including sightseeing and every other information. After you arrive in Kathmandu we introduce you with him and also give his mobile number. We also give you our office number. During a situation of dire need during trekking you can contact to our tour executive or to our office. Then he will do proper initiation according to your situation.

Tipping
Tipping is expected – though not compulsory. It shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping guides would range from $5-$10 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service, for porters during the trekking portion of your trip, the recommended amount is 300-500Rs (4-7USD) per day. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as the above amount is only guideline for you.

Laundry
Laundry facilities are available in Kathmandu. In trekking trail very few hotels/ tea houses in certain places offer these facilities. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

Feedback
After your travels, we want to hear from you. Your feedback information is so important to us that will help us to evaluate and improve our services. At the end of any trip we give you feed back form, please write your opinions in it and give to us.

Typical Lodge Trek
A typical trekking day means hiking from morning to afternoon only. Each morning after packing bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. We will recommend  you to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle,sun cream, hat, raincoat, camera and warm jumper just case. Rest of your materials the porters will carry. The walk will be 3-4 hours in the morning until for lunch in midday. We stop one hour for simple lunch on the way to destination in tea house at small village. Here you can rest (readbooks, write your diary) or you can explore the village

After lunch you will hike 3 to 4 hours in the afternoon. You will usuallyreach Tea house /lodge around three to four PM. Our guide will provide you best accommodation (Tea house) in village. On some days we reach our destination by lunch time and the entire afternoon will be free. After tea and coffee remaining period you can be spent by exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book.

The dinner will serve evening around 6 to 7 P.M. the dining room (Restaurant) is inside the tea house. For dinner the tea house owner will request you to order dinner before one hour.After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures or writing diary if you habitual of it before heading off to bed for well-earned sleep.

High altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some affect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action.

Our expert and trained guides will advise you about any health requirements and also altitude sickness while you are trekking, so you should not worry about it, we do however recommend you get advice from you travel doctor or health advisor before you leave. The following information gives you an idea about high altitude sickness and how to minimize the affects

There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.

1. Normal AMS Symptoms – Should expect but not worry
Following are the normal altitude symptoms that you should expect but not be worried about. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

  • Periods of sleeplessness.
  • Occasional loss of appetite.
  • Periodic breathing.
  • The need to rest/catch your breath frequently while trekking, especially above 3500 meters.
  • Runny nose.
  • Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign)

2. Mild AMS Symptoms: Don’t go higher
Many trekkers in the high valleys of the Himalaya get mild AMS, admit or acknowledge that you are having symptoms. You need have only one of the following symptoms to be getting altitude sickness.

  • Mild headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dry Raspy cough
  • Fatigue/Tired
  • Loss of appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Hard to breath

What to do if a mild symptom doesn’t go way?
If mild symptoms developing while walking, stop, have rest, drink plenty of water and take 125-250mg Diamox. Diamox generally takes one to four hours to begin alleviating symptoms.

If symptoms partially go away but are still annoying, it is safe to take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.

If mild symptoms continue getting worse try descending for a few hours which may be more beneficial than staying at the same altitude. Going higher will definitely make it worse.

3. Serious AMS Symptoms: Immediate descent

  • Persistent, severe headache.
  • Persistent vomiting.
  • Ataxia (loss of co-ordination, an inability to walk in a straight line, making the sufferer look drunk)
  • Losing consciousness (inability to stay awake or understand instructions)
  • Mental confusion or hallucinations.
  • Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  • Very persistent, sometimes watery, cough.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  • Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign).
  • Severe lethargy/fatigue.
  • Marked blueness of face and lips.
  • High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute)
  • Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  • Dangerous cases of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)

Dangerous Cases of AMS

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
This is a build-up of fluid around the brain. It In most cases the first five symptoms on the mild and severe lists previously. Coma from HACE can lead to unconsciousness are death within 12 hours from the onset of symptoms, but normally takes 1-2 days to develop. At the first sign of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and descent. Usually 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first does, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. Descent is necessary but a PAC (portable altitude chamber) bag will often be used first if available.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
This is an accumulation of fluid in the lungs and is very serious. It is responsible for all the other mild and serious symptoms and it is often accompanied by a mild fever. By far the treatment is oxygen at 4 liters a minute but using PAC (portable altitude chamber) bag treatment is a good substitute. If there is no PAC bag or oxygen then descent will be life saving. HAPE can lead to unconsciousness are death very quick.

Tips of prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

  • Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  • Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  • No Alcohol, Sleeping pills and Smoking.
  • Drink more fluid 3-4 Liters a day, clean water-boiled or treated / tea / coffee / soup / juice etc.
  • Climb high and sleep low.
  • Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  • Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  • Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  • Never leave or descent sick person along.
  • Avoid getting cold.
  • Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer.

First Aid Kit
This is the basic list to cover the more common ailments that affect trekkers. Climbing groups, expeditions and trekkers going to isolated areas will need a more comprehensive kit.

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-aids
  • Iodine or water filter (optional)
  • Moleskin/Second skin – for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol – general painkiller
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional)
  • Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
  • Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  • Gel hand cleaner.

What to bring for trekking ?

We suggest you to pack your luggage as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travelers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in duffel that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 25. Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu (the hotel may charge a storage fee), but you will need to take all your trekking gear with you. Please read the ‘Checklist’ section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip.

Checklist

  • Hand sanitizing lotion
  • Reading/writing material
  • Camera & Binoculars
  • First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking, Chlorine Dioxide for water sterilization).
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.
  • Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets
  • Money: travelers cheques/cash/credit card
  • Spare Boot Laces
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Light weight Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight – headlamp style is ideal
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle – Min 1 Litre Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Hat
  • Gloves – wool or fleeced
  • Scarf
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Umbrella especially in summer (May to September)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination – ensure boots fit
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper / sweater / fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months. Down jackets in winter.
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt – Long Sleeved
  • Pants – lightweight long trouser (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing – thermals.

Accomodation During Trekking

In Everest, Annapurna and Langtang trekking region we offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them also avail hot water for shower. But you will by charge by hotel owner using hot water shower.

Meals During Trekking

In Tea House trekking you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the lodge; lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants

Safe Drinking Water In Trekking

We suggest you to drink Euro-guard filters water now several guest houses have this system or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. Also boiled filter water is available in tea house they are using gas or electric boiler. For water ask to lodge people which might cost little during whole period of trekking. Although mineral water is available in most places which is better choice and there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, but we encourage the guests to do what they can protect the environment.

Trekking Team (Guide, Porter)

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. He is selected in terms of his professionalism. Remember that trekking guides are local citizens and their English may be basic and limited to trek related topics. About porters, they carry your luggage. They are also local citizens. Normally one porter carries 20 to 25 kg of stuff. Normally we provide one porter for two trekkers.

Equipments

We suggest you to bring following equipment when you come to Nepal for trekking. The list can be adjusted according to your needs, name of trekking and time of your trekking. Please remember that during trekking your luggage will be carried out by porter. One porter carries luggage of two people. So if you are more than one, he will carry 12 to 15 kg of your stuff.

Checklist

  • Hand sanitizing lotion
  • Reading/writing material
  • Camera & Binoculars
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.
  • Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets
  • Money: travelers cheques/cash/credit card
  • Spare Boot Laces
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Light weight Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight – headlamp style is ideal
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle – Min 1 Litre
  • Hat
  • Gloves – wool or fleeced
  • Scarf
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Umbrella especially in summer (May to September)
  • Comfortable trekking shoes
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper / sweater / fleece. Lightweight
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T Shirts 2 or 3 – Long Sleeved
  • Pants – lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination – ensure boots fit
  • Extra warm clothing/ thermals
  • Medicine (Prescription drugs if you are taking daily, lip salve, aspirin, band aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea)

Note: If you don’t have good equipment and are not available in home country, it can be bought or rented from trekking shops in Kathmandu, Nepal. The equipment is often top quality. Although daily rental charges are reasonable, a large deposit may be required.

Weather & Climate

Weather and climate varies as per season in Nepal.

Autumn (mid-September to end-November)
Autumn is the most popular time to trek. During this time, the weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. However, in the higher altitude, the nights drop into freezing temperature. In this season, the mountains views are clear.

Winter (end-November through March)
It is also possible to trek during winter, from December until the end of February. Daytime temperatures will be cooler; however, the nights will often be very cold. The days are generally clear but occasional winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m. Early October through late November is also the busiest period for trekking. But in mid-winter (January through March), trekking is more challenging in the high altitudes with semi-regular snowfall followed by more winter storms, which break the long fine periods. The mid-December to mid-February is the coldest time.

Spring and early summer (mid-March through May)
During this period the mornings are usually clear but afternoon cloud build-up brings occasional showers. The days are mix up with warm and rain, which displays wildflowers like rhododendrons. The whole country is lush and an abundant green at this season. This period instigate the second most popular and pleasant trekking season as this is rice-planting time. Late-march into April is especially beautiful. It is also a good time for climbing as the high passes are usually snow free and the mountain views are still clear in April. Up to May, the weather becomes hazy and disturbed with the clouds.

The monsoon (June to mid-September)
From June to early September, is the monsoon season. Generally the morning is cloudy and cloud wisps form on random ridges and peaks. Trekking at this time of year is generally difficult and uncomfortable as the weather is hot and it rains almost every day. The trails become muddy and are often leech-infested and the mountains are usually obscured by cloud. During April and May, there is an expectation of thunderstorm, hail shower and strong winds among the fine periods. There are, however, possibilities for summer trekking in the trans-Himalayan regions of mustang, Dolpo and Tibet. These regions lie in a rain-shadow and therefore receive significantly less precipitation than the more southerly areas.

Washing And Toilet Facilities For Tea House Trekking

Most lodges provide hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water only but availability of hot water can ask to your trekking guide. For ecological reasons please try to limit your use of hot water unless if you are provide solar – heated water.  Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is rare chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.

Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.

Re-Charging Batteries Of Electronic Items On The Trek

You can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 – 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay small amount fee/hour for recharging facilities.

Risk & Liabilities

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. The entire programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of the country’s own policies.

Adrenaline Travel, Himalayan Smile Trek and Adventures Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost due to those reasons incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the sports.

Walking In A Day

During trekking you do walking 7-8 hours a day with lunch breaks along the trail. The maximum altitude is depends upon which trek you are going. In Nepal the maximum altitude of most of the trekking is within range of 3500m to 5000m.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventures Pvt. Ltd. shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects. We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese national. We advise you when you come to Nepal; please bring your insurance documents.

Health & Veccinations

For trekking Nepal you don’t need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey. We advise you to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information before departure. We recommend you to carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. We advise you to carry sufficient drugs which you are taking daily for specific health problems.

Passport And Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests they take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get Nepalese visa you should bring valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee is as follows:

Visa Valid             Fee
15 days                  US$ 25
30 days                  US$ 40
90 days                  US$ 100

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally over exertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics. Click here for more information about altitudes sickness (Add link of Altitude sickness of left banner)

Accommodation In Kathmandu

We have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria: standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. Normally for trekkers we give three star level hotels in Kathmandu as well as in Pokhara (For Annapurna Trekking). All accommodation is based on twin sharing with breakfast.

Safety & Security

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travelers’ cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home – you won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

Protests and Demonstrations- Sometime mostly in city area protests and demonstrations may happen. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.

Water based activities like swimming have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide. It is always at your own risk.

Travel Insurance

We advise travel insurance to all travelers are interested of trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking in the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventures Pvt. Ltd. shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.

We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

If in case the insurance company in your place do not have such insurance police you may contact Ihi Bupa, the Insurance Company based in Denmark. They sell such insurance policy to foreigners. You may visit their website:http://global.ihi.com and contact them online. You can buy their policy online.

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