• Trip Code : NTE-EG35
  • Trip Duration : 21 Days
  • Trip Level : Strenuous
  • Trip Max Altitude : 5170
  • Trip Start Location : Kathmandu
  • Trip End Location : Kathmandu
  • Trip Route : Lukla-Namche Bazar- Dingboche-Kalapathar-Gokyo Lake
  • Trip Best Season : March-June & August-November

Trip Highlights

Panoramic view of the highest peak of the world, Mt. Everest, three passes (Cho La, Renjo La, and Kongma La), and Gokyo valley with lakes
Astonishing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice-versa

  • Challenging but lifetime walk to Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar, and Gokyo Valley
  • Amazing experience of being in Everest base camp and Kala Patthar
  • The sight of more than 10 mountains including 4 mountains of height above 8000m
  • The ecstatic feeling while exploring Sherpa village and understanding their norms, lifestyle, and values
  • Blend of both burdensome and gleesome.
  • The trail is studded with the name of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary.
  • The threshold to the landing point of Mt: Everest.
  • Mesmeric views of century-old Monasteries, Mountains, and flora and fauna.
  • Well bodily trekkers with some prior mountains experience.
     

Trip Information

The Everest circuit trek is one of the most famous trekking trails in the Everest region of Nepal which takes us to the outstanding Cho La pass and pristine blue Gokyo Lakes. It is a really amazing trek in the dramatic Himalayan traverse by following the magnificent Khumbu valley and reach to our destination, the Everest Base Camp and famous viewpoint, Kalapathar. The Everest Circuit trek will provide us an opportunity to explore the Kalapathar and enjoy the majestic classic close-up views of Everest and make an awesome experience in travels life. Not only that, you will also explore Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri with the stunning views of the Himalayas and Gokyo valley below. The trail goes through the isolated high-altitude pass called Cho La Pass with the captivating scenery around it. 

The Everest Circuit trek begins with the stimulating flight to Lukla from the Kathmandu Valley. From Lukla, we will begin pleasing trail to Namche Bazaar, where you will get chances to encounter with the Sherpa People and get involved with their unique cultures and traditions. Furthermore, you can explore the Sherpa museum, century-old Buddhist monasteries, and stroll around the vibrant market of Namche. You will continue your trek by following the serene Gokyo Valley with the awesome blue glacial lakes and stunning snow-capped peaks on the backdrop. The Gokyo Ri also offers us the impressive sunrise views and awe-inspiring 360-degree view of many of the world’s highest peaks such as; Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nupste, Makalu and many more. The route of Everest Circuit Trek is filled with the massive Nagozumpa glacier, Gokyo valley, Cho La pass, Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar on the way to the Circuit. Finding world highest Mountain Everest in front of us is a truly memorable experience for the enthusiastic trekkers. As we explore the Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, challenging Cho La Pass then we will descend back through Lungden, Thame, Phakding, a traditional village by following with its famous Dhudh Koshi River.

Note:- Above mention information is just the guide line and a standard template of what we provide. The trip can be customize at your request to accommodate your specific require programmed the timeframe for the trip.
 


Short Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the Hotel.
  • Day 2 - Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation.n.
  • Day 3 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding.
  • Day 4 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 5 - Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization Day).
  • Day 6 - Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche.
  • Day 7 - Thyangboche to Dingboche.
  • Day 8 - Dingboche (Rest and Acclimatisation Day).
  • Day 9 - Dingboche to Chhukung.
  • Day 10 - Cross to Khongma la Pass – Trek to Lobuche.
  • Day 11 - Lobuche - Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp.
  • Day 12 - Gorak Shep to Dzongla.
  • Day 13 - Dzongla to Gokyo Lake.
  • Day 14 - Rest day at Gokyo Lake.
  • Day 15 - Gokyo to Renjo La Pass Lungden. 
  • Day 16 - Lungden to Thame.
  • Day 17 - Thame to Phakding.
  • Day 18 - Phakding to Lukla.
  • Day 19 - Lukla – Kathmandu by domestic flight.
  • Day 20 - Rest day in Kathmandu and enjoy farewell dinner.
  • Day 21 - Final Departure transfer to International Airport.
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the Hotel.
    • Pick up from Airport and drop to the hotel.
    • Hotel checkout and rest and relax.
    • Afternoon strolls in Tourist colorful market, Thamel downtown. 
    • Enjoy welcome dinner.

    Hotel/Private Transport service
     

  2. Day 2 Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation.n.
    • Early morning breakfast
    • Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley
    • Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhu. 
    • The Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more.
    • Short description about trek and trekking equipment. 
    • Pack and be preparing for an early morning start.

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Transport Service
     

  3. Day 3 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding.
    • Morning breakfast
    •  Take an early morning flight to Lukla, a gateway town to the Everest Base Camp.
    • Enjoy around 45 minutes scenic flight with a spectacular breathtaking view of green and white mountains, 
    • Land at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. 
    • Trek through beautiful Sherpa settlement Choplung following Dudh Koshi valley.
    • Reach our Final destination Pakhding, a small village on the bank of the beautiful Dudh Koshi River.
    • Overnight at Pakhding.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter
     

  4. Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Trek begins through a delightful pine forest, along Dudh Koshi River.
    • Crosses various suspension bridges. 
    • Trek uphill to the Monjo and Jorsole. 
    • Check post and visit Sagarmatha National Park.
    • Cross suspension bridge and proceed forward to the Tenzing-Hillary suspension bridge.
    • Enjoy an extraordinary view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Kusum Khangru. 
    • Ascent up to get first sight of Mt. Everest is peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.
    • Hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest. 
    • Enjoy the trek with the spectacular beauty of Namche Bazaar and the view of Himalayan peaks.
    • Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  5. Day 5 Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization Day).
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Rest and relax at Namche Bazaar
    • Either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Museum, Khumjung town and Khunde town or resting and exploring Namche Bazaar itself.
    • Use all facilities that Namche Bazaar offers; ATM’s, Restaurant, bakery, and colorful market, Internet cafes and government offices. 
    • Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  6. Day 6 Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche.
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Trek uphill trail to Tengboche, higher elevation for this trip.
    • Enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Nuptse and closes up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. 
    • Walk through Dudhkoshi River suspension bridge, pine and juniper forest bring you to Tengboche. 
    • Enjoy well-known Tengboche monastery with the foundation of AmaDablam, Nuptse, Mt. Everest, and many more peaks.
    • Overnight at Tengboche.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  7. Day 7 Thyangboche to Dingboche.
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Trek continues from Thyangboche and treks gradually ascend up above the Imja Khola.
    • The further trek will pass the several tea houses at Orsho and cross the river and old glacial moraines.
    • Continue trek will take us to the Dingboche. 
    • You can enjoy the beautiful landscape and view the magnificent Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, and other small peaks.
    • Overnight at Dingboche.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  8. Day 8 Dingboche (Rest and Acclimatisation Day).
    • Morning breakfast.
    • Today is a rest day at Dingboche.
    • You can stroll around the Dingboche, where you can discover the striking assortment of small fields surrounded by stone walls.
    • You can also witness barely crops potatoes from the chilly winds.
    • On the way, you can see yaks are grazing in the valley meadow. 
    • Enjoy witnessing enormous rock looks of Tabuche look as if we are moving towards the heaven.
    • From Chukkung, we can witness unbelievable valley below and the soaring south face of Lhotse, Island Peak, and other stunning peaks.
    • Overnight at Dingboche.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  9. Day 9 Dingboche to Chhukung.

     

    • Morning breakfast and continue trek through passing stone filled fields and Imja Khola Valley.
    • The further trek will take us to the Chhukung.
    • During your trek, you can enjoy surrounded Himalayas such as; the Ama Dablam and Amphu Labsa.
    • Overnight at Chhukung.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  10. Day 10 Cross to Khongma la Pass – Trek to Lobuche.
    • Early morning breakfast.
    • Begin trek and reach to the Khongma la pass. 
    • Explore the Pass and continue trek towards hill way, northwest of Chhukung.
    • Crossover Nuptse glacier moraines and cross back to Bibre and trek on the path above Niyang Khola. 
    • We will pass the cairns and Buddhist prayer flag. 
    • After ascending the moraine, we will turn north by Khumbu Glacier and trek towards the Lobuche. 
    • Stay overnight at Lobuche.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  11. Day 11 Lobuche - Gorakshep - Everest Base Camp.
    • Morning breakfast and depart.
    • Continue trek through the passing Lobuche and towards Gorakshep.
    • During our trail, we will board towards the valley that is parallel to Khumbu Glacier. 
    • Walk steeply upward with the steady pace and reach the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier.
    • Continue trek and cross the way to the glacial sand of Gorak Shep (5160m). 
    • The further trek will lead us to the Everest Base Camp, that lies at an altitude of 5380m (17,600ft).
    • Enjoy panoramic views of the stunning Himalayas provided by Base Camp.
    • Overnight at Everest Base Camp.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  12. Day 12 Gorak Shep to Dzongla.
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue trek pretty up to the amazing viewpoint.
    • We will trek towards the famous viewpoint called Kala Patthar (5545m).
    • You can enjoy observing awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas.
    • Kala Patthar is the rocky peak below Pumori Mountain.
    • The trail is quite tough due to its elevation.
    • You can enjoy unbelievable mountains.
    • Cross along the Lobuche Khola and make our path right towards Dzongla.
    • Overnight at Dzongla.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  13. Day 13 Dzongla to Gokyo Lake.
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue trek from Dzongla and move towards Gokyo Valley.
    • We will cross the narrow path passing through rocky chunks.
    • Enjoy witnessing the main glacier and pass the snow-filled track.
    • Explore the top of the pass (5420m) and enjoy magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and other stunning peaks.
    • Continue walking down to Nymagawa valley and few hours of further walks to reach Thangnak.
    • Cross rocky chunks and reach Gokyo Lake. 
    • Stroll around the Gokyo lake and explore the lake.
    • Overnight at Gokyo Lake.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  14. Day 14 Rest day at Gokyo Lake.
    • Morning breakfast and explore the lake.
    • Ascent upward the peak (5360m) and enjoy the view of the Gokyo Valley below.
    • Enjoy the glorious scenery of Gokyo Ri, highest mountain in the Khumbu region.
    • Located on the west side of Ngozumpa glacier (largest glacier in Nepal as well as all over the world).
    • Enjoy the mesmerizing view of four 8000m peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu. 
    • Enjoy the natural and cultural beauty, and walk back to Gokyo village.
    • Overnight at Gokyo Lake.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  15. Day 15 Gokyo to Renjo La Pass Lungden. 
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue trek through the Gokyo and pass Renjo La pass and reach Lungden. 
    • We will trek through the north of Gokyo Land and goes upward. 
    • Ascend and enjoy the exceptional views of Gokyo Valley with its lake, and mountains in the background. 
    • The further trek will take us to the Renjo La Pass (5420m).
    • Witness uncountable prayer flags over there.
    • Enjoy splendid views of Nangpa Valley and Mt. Everest and Makalu.
    • The way down is steep and sliding of rocks.
    • Enjoy the Glacial Lake.
    • Overnight at Renjo La Pass.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  16. Day 16 Lungden to Thame.
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Continue trek through the down by following the beautiful Bhote Koshi River and walk down to Nangpa valley.
    • You will pass through small settlements and finally reach the village of Marlung.
    • The descent down and pass through small settlements and reach the village of Taranga.
    • The further trek will take us to the Thame.
    • Overnight at Thame.
       

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  17. Day 17 Thame to Phakding.
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • We begin our trek from Thame.
    • Trek down across the Bhote Khola, you will also cross the beautiful suspension bridge. 
    • Explore the Buddhist Rock paintings, Rock faces Himalayan Tahrs.
    • Continues trek through the valley of Thamo and back to Namche Bazaar. 
    • In Namche Bazaar we will have a lunch.
    • After lunch, we will trek down steeply to the large suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River. 
    • Trek back to Monjo by passing through for sale. 
    • Cross the Benkar via blue pine, oak and rhododendron forest with the splendid view of Kusum Kangaru.
    •  Finally, reached Phakding.
    • Overnight at Phakding.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  18. Day 18 Phakding to Lukla.
    • Morning breakfast and departure.
    • Today we will end our trek here at Lukla.
    • Stroll around the Lukla and explore the place.
    • Enjoy the magnificent view of the Everest region.
    • Enjoy the beautiful views of the Himalayas, greenery and local Sherpa cultures and lifestyle of Lukla. 
    • Overnight at Lukla.

    Guest House/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Guide/Porter

  19. Day 19 Lukla – Kathmandu by domestic flight.
    • Morning breakfast
    • Take a morning flight to Kathmandu 
    • Enjoy splendid mountain views during the flight. 
    • Take a rest and enjoy the images which were captured during the trek.
    • Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Transport Service

  20. Day 20 Rest day in Kathmandu and enjoy farewell dinner.
    • Early morning breakfast.
    • You can visit the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.
    • You can do some souvenir shopping in the vibrant Thamel if you want.
    • Enjoy farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.

    Hotel/Breakfast/Private Transport Service.
     

  21. Day 21 Final Departure transfer to International Airport.

    Hotel breakfast and check out
    Our Airport representative will transfer to International Airprot for connecting flight to back home land.

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off services. Transport: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus, Pokhara - Nayapul & Siwai - Pokhara by public bus / shared jeep
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast. Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meal arrangements during the trek (Main course: breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 1 professional, licensed, English-speaking trekking guide. A well-experienced English-speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5 people
  • All applicable taxes, necessary trekking permits, Everest National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeter to check your pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation in high altitude
  • In the worst case, we will help you with all rescue and evacuation arrangements
  • Nepal Travel Expedition sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag & area trekking map (to be returned after the trip is over)

Price Does not Include

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days)
  • Your international flights to and from Nepal
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed during the trek
  • Hotels in Kathmandu
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking)
  • Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver

Trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek

Clothing for Kathmandu:- Informal clothing is all that is required. Remember to dress in a modest fashion. Light clothing is usually all that will be required for most of the year. During the winter months, December to February, it will be chilly in the early mornings and evenings. A warm fleece or similar jacket will be required. Do bring along a swimming costume as our hotel in Kathmandu has a swimming pool.

General Gears you need During Trekking: -

  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (we provide one if you need but is to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel bag or Rucksack (70-80 liters) (we can provide one)
  • Down Jacket (we provide one if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters)
  • Socks: 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene, 3 pairs heavy weight socks (woolen) to be worn over liner socks
  • Trekking Boots: 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu. Remember it is your feet that will be doing all the work. We recommend a good quality boot with a hard lug-cleated sole. Boots should be sturdy enough to tackle rough terrain. For this trek a mid-weight leather or Gore-Tex/Cardura style is an excellent choice. If you are buying boots for your trek, make absolutely sure that they are well broken in before leaving home.
  • Gaiters (seasonal): 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary. Highly recommended for keeping snow from getting inside your boots. They will also help keep the bottom of trousers clean on muddy trails. They can be bought cheaply in Kathmandu.
  • Sandals (optional): A pair of running shoes or sandals will be very useful for wearing around the lodge after the day’s trekking.

Lower Body: -

  • Hiking Shorts (2): Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Trekking Pants (2), preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Lightweight underwear – capilene or other synthetic.
  • Soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • Hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • Cotton pants or (loose jeans/khakis).

Upper Core Body

  • T-Shirts
    For lower altitudes and on warm days a baggy cotton T-shirt or cotton shirt is a practical item. Highly recommended are synthetic T shirt styles that wick away moisture from the body. They are particular useful above 2500m when, even on warm days, you chill quickly when stopping for rests.
  • Thermal Underwear
    Synthetic polypropylene long johns and long sleeved vests are essential for trips departing November through March. Highly recommended for other months. They also make ideal sleeping gear.
  • Waterproof Jacket. Quality waterproof clothing is essential. A proofed nylon or Gore-Tex jacket with hood is required. Ensure that it is about mid-thigh length, with large pockets and has a full-length zipLight and expedition weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women sports bras, Synthetic
  • Swimsuit for women (optional)
  • 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
  • 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
  • Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).
  • Shade hat or baseball cap – some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it is place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
  • Warm wool Hat or synthetic hat that covers your ears.
  • Balaclava – lightweight, thinner variety.
  • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
  • Headlamp: Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc. so, don’t go cheap here.
  • Ear Muffs (optional): Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people.
  • A neck warmer (optional): is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it

Medicines and First Aid Kits

Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Toiletries and personal Hygiene

  • Quick drying towel (medium sized)
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap/handwash
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes
  • Sanitizers

Miscellaneous, but essential!

  • Valid Passport
  • Passport size photos (2 + copies).
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and provide us one just in case if you need to change the date of your flight).
  • Luggage Locks (2)
  • 2 strong plastic garbage bags (for laundry and in case of rain) Refillable water bottle
    Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  • 2 bandanas.

Optional (Luxuries)

  • 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill
  • Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds
  • Reading materials, games (cards, chess, backgammon, scrabble, etc) music and chargers (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight
  • Binoculars
  • Camera, film/memory cards, spare batteries (you must keep the batteries warm when not in use)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen, Pencils and small notebooks
  • Extra contacts or glasses
  • Pillow case (if use lodge provided pillows) or can use your own stuff sacks as pillow(s)
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
  • A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman to avoid that chilly late night trip
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos

 

 

The price per person for the Small group Journey is fixed as stated below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey best suited for you, your family and friends. The discount is subjected to increase with the number of people in your group. Bigger the group better the discount so group bookings are highly encouraged. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. All your departure is guaranteed to run?

    YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimum additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

  2. Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

    This is a difficult thing to measure. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

  3. Can I add extra days to my trek or trip?

    Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Please inbox us [email protected] for further information.

  4. Do you use Yaks and porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

    Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangements accordingly.

    If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in group, then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.

  5. Will there be a place to store items clothing not require for the trek?

    Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc.

  6. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes of the Everest , Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Kanchenjunga region from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and Ncell in order to update whereabouts and situation of our every client. You may pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee.

  7. If I am sick can I continue the trek next day after a day rest?

    It totally depends on level of your sickness. Once you are sick in higher altitude you need to rest at lower altitude and it at least need 3 days to a week for the recovery. If you are in private or solo trip you can discuss and decide with guide depending on your health status. If you were in a group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with guide and catch up the group later on.

  8. What if I am badly sick in the Mountain?

    Our guide will see the condition of sick label then immediately take decision whether wait for a while or return back to Kathmandu also advice us to send helicopter for the rescue.

  9. Is Nepal Travel Expedition staff insured?

    Our Company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpa and porters. Please visit our company information page.

  10. What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on the trek to deal with altitude sickness/accident?

    Our guides are 24 hours available for the services during the trek. They are trained to use first aid kit and have knowledge to use Oximeter in order to track your oxygen level just to make sure you are fit enough to continue your high altitude walk. Guides also carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and Ncell in order to update whereabouts and situation of our every client. During the time of emergency our guides are alert and keeps updated to head office in Kathmandu that is available 24 /7 to arranging from horse to mules or helicopters in the must needed cases especially when client is seriously sick in the mountain and needed to be hospitalized. Our guide also carry satellite phone for incase emmergency. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee.

  11. Do your guide have trekking guide certificate from the government tourism center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude?

    Yes, they have all received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

  12. What is the weather and temperature like in trekking?

    One of the most unpredictable elements of the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu,Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything. Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime hours in the Himalayan region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), only to dip down as low as -20 degrees C (-4 Degrees F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.

    Spring – March / April / May / June
    Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu,Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri region, although because of this, it can become somewhat crowded. One can meet many other Everest climbers during this season and base camp is full of tents. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen and the many different species of flower are visible in the lower altitude. During springtime, the average temperature is 20 degrees C (68 Degrees F), with a maximum of 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C (5 Degrees F), in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.

    July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season
    This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 4000 meters, it rains sometimes and although it is also sometimes dry, very few people travel during this season. There are positive sides of trekking during the monsoon months as the excess rainfall can provide ample chance to see spectacular views of the waterfall and it’s also the best season to avoid the crowds. During springtime, the average temperature is 22 degrees C (71.6 Degrees F), with a maximum of 30 degrees C (86 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -5 degrees C (23 Degrees F), in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.

    Autumn – End of September / October / November
    Similar to springtime, autumn in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu,Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri region is also a crowded season, but it’s one of the best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, affording incredible views from just about every angle. The average temperature during the fall is 17 degrees C (62.6 Degrees F), with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C (68 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C (5 Degrees F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters’ altitude.

    Winter- December/ January/ February
    Winter start from mid-December till mid-February. People still like to trek in this month due to fewer crowds. View is still good but foggy so having extra days is highly recommended during this period. The average temperature during the winter is 10 degrees C (50 Degrees F), with a maximum temp of 17 degrees C (62.6 Degrees F), during sunny days and a minimum of -20 degrees C (-4 Degrees F), in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters’ altitude. The above temperature is based on outside of the guesthouse temperature. No need to worry about the cold temperature as we provide the sleeping bag plus the extra blanket to make sure our clients are warm enough during the time of need.

     

  13. What is the best session for this trekking?

    Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do trek in Nepal. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal.

  14. What is your cancellation policy?

    Cancellation notice is required, minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as cancelled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

    If you do not cancel your trip prior to 20 days due to whatsoever reasons, you must be aware that the trip you’ve already bought is completely non-refundable as per our terms and conditions. If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt of advance monies paid. If your trip is cut short due to weather/illness/personal reasons, there is no refund for accommodations unused.

     

  15. Is it possible to reserve a trip now pay deposit later or do I have to pay deposit at booking reservation?

    The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and 20% deposit payment. You can pay the rest of the balance when you arrive in Kathmandu by USD Cash, Credit cards (Master, Visa and American Express) any card payment requires 4% bank fee while doing the transaction, which is taken by bank itself. 

  16. Do we book own international flights to and from Nepal?

    Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

  17. In case of cancelled flight due to weather condition, how do we reach Lukla from Kathmandu and vice versa?

    In case of emergency cancellation of flights due to bad weather condition at MOuntain or in Kathmandu we recommend our clients to wait for some time for the weather to clear out. In case the weather fails to clear out and the flights are not likely to take place then in such cases we recommend to go for a helicopter charter. This facility can be provided if our clients are agreeing to pay the extra charges applicable for the heli ride. The helicopter takes 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared amongst the passengers. The cost must be paid by the participant, which can later be submitted for reimbursement through travel insurance company. We can help you with the necessary documents for a claim.

  18. What is the alternative option if my flight to and from Lukla is delayed or cancelled?

    Twin Otter and Dornier is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla, Jomsom & Dolpo This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or technical issues. In such case, Nepal Travels Expedition can help you to charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your trek or international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter and Dornier can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m no helicopters are also operated for the flights. In such case we will reschedule your flight for next day we will give you alternative trek options.

     

  19. What mode of transportation do you use?

    Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicule transportation to even horse rides on mules and yaks and porter. We provide you only those options, which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, big bushes, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs, more traveling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are traveling in cooler areas. For domestic flights that need to used some remore destination from Kathmandu-Lukla, Kathmandu-pokhara-Jomsom, Kathmandu - Tumling tar, Kathmandu - Teiplajung, Kathmandu- Nepaljung-Jupal, Kathmandu- Nepaljung- Simikot,  Kathmandu- Nepaljung-Surkhet etc  we use Sita Air, Tara Air and Summit Air -popular domestic airlines.

  20. How much additional money do I need per day for the trek?

    It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 20 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 20 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore  things are more expensive.

  21. What are the opportunity will I have for the shower along the trek?

    At the lower altitude  in trekking route, the guesthouses provide the facilities of hot shower. And in rest of the places (at higher elevation), warm water in the bucket will be provided for shower. For all above showers, it would cost you extra about USD 3-4 per shower. The higher you go the hot shower would be expensive.

  22. What is the drinking water facilities in the mountain?

    Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per liter. More higher, it would be more expensive. If you are planning to drink normal water, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drop is a must. One can purchase purification tablets or iodine in Kathmandu.

  23. If I am vegetarian, is that a problem?

    No problem at all because mostly, the lodges in the Everest region serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

  24. Is the food in mountain prepare to international standard in terms of safety?

    Most teahouses (lodges) in Trekking region trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (white rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.

    Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat.

  25. What are the Toilet facilities in the tea house or guest house in the trekking route?

    Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilet however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.Where do we go to toilet along the trail?

    Most of the tea houses do have western style flushing toilet however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.

  26. What short of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in the trekking?

    We use standard rooms at three star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

  27. What types of extra document do I need?

    Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

  28. Can I obtain visa for Nepal upon on arrival at airport?

    YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

  29. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

    Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Nepal Travel Expedition signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle

  30. What types of Shape do I need to be in this trip?

    Tamang hetitage Trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on this journey. While on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized. Two rules you need to remember to prevent and beat altitude mountain sickness (AMS) are: drink lots of water (at least 3 liters a day) and walk slowly.

Note:- Above mention information is just the guide line and a standard template of what we provide. The trip can be customize at your request to accommodate your specific require programmed the timeframe for the trip.

Trip Note:- During the trip you might face different different problems such as weather, local politics , transport or a multitude of other factor that are beyond our control could bring change in the programmed. However every unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially atered,  if alternative way is necessary, then the tour leader will take decision that the best alternative option. We try to make understand everything clear that we can to minimize its effect but we can not ensure unseen result of changes or delays.

Flight delay in Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Lukla  and Jomsom airport is located on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Due to this reason to landing and taking off those airport is considered be difficult and techinical issue. The weather in the areas unpredictable and likely to change every few hours resulting  the flight might delay or cancellation in mountain weather condition is always changable we could not ensure even the weather forecast could not get right information.

Domestic Airlines.

Nepal Domestic aircraft are Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport service to and from the airstrip at lukla and jomsom. In mountain range flight is fairly depandable in weather condition however if the flight are cancelled due to weather condition to lukla, from kathmandu, to jomsom and from Pokhara we also can help you charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and to catch International flight connections. The extra charges incurred are approximately couple of thousand USD 500-2500 per person would be applicable to you for the charter a helicopter. Normally Helicopter takes 4-6 people at a time and cost can be shared amongst the passangers. The heelicopter charge must be paid by the participant, which can later be submitted for reimbursement through travel insurance company. We can aslo help you with the necessary documents for a claim. Payment must be pait at the time service used by the passengers by USD cash or credit card, visa card, master card, american express are accepted for the helicopter trensport service. For the payment from any card require 4% bank service charge which goes directly to the bank.
Helicopter can fly in the visibility is 1500 meter, while the twin otter and dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000 meter or more as per the Nepal civil avation rules. If weqather condition is extrime or poor visibility than 1500m  helicopter are also not operated. Also situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then you would be provide with alternative option for the trek and tour.

Why this trip make different ?

Nepal Travel Expedition work closedy with One of the main supporters Charity service in Nepal. And contribute 10% of the tour cost for Ophan Childrens (sherpa Outdoor Foundation) We support then in many different ways.

Donation and Charity !

Nepal Travel Expedition donate 10% of its annual revenue to Sherpa Outdoor Foundation Orphan Children Home Which is Located Lalitpur one can visit while you are in Nepal after or before the trip.  We support Childrens for Food, School, Clothes, Medicine also supporting stationary materials to Government School which is located at Lamjung district trying to build liberary for them where they could find different book to read. For this project we are trying collect donation.

Sponsorship and Partnership (volunteering programmed)

One of of the mazor activities of Sherpa outdoor Children home in Lalitpur is fully conducted and collebrate with Nepal Travel Expedition and sister concern organization Nepal wildlife safari. The Volunteering concern programmed delivered by Nepal Travel Expedition and Sherpa Outdoor Foundation aim to mobilize team of exports and interested individuals as an economic measure in providing human capital for education, health, community to share teaching skill various Government school in different part of country and community to delivered humanity skills also in our children home.

 

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