- Trip Code : NTE-IPC37
- Trip Duration : 19 Days
- Trip Level : Strenuous
- Trip Max Altitude : 6189
- Trip Start Location : Kathmandu
- Trip End Location : Kathmandu
- Trip Route : Lulka-Namche-Pherichhe-Gorekshep
- Trip Best Season : March-April & August-November
- Island Peak Climbing(6189m).
- Wonderful View of the Mt. Everest.
- Cultural Wonderful of Everest Region.
- Peaceful Yet Adventurous Walk All Throughout the Trip.
- Cultural Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu.
- Tengboche and Pangboche Monasteries Exploration.
If you are wondering to make ultimate trekking and climbing experience in the Himalayan, Island Peak Climbing in Nepal is one of the best choices that will grant you your desire. The Island Peak Climbing (6189m/20305ft) is specially designed for enthusiastic and energetic trekkers. Island Peak Climbing is also known as Ijma Tse Climbing which offers you to reach the summit of Island Peak and experience trekking in the most coveted Everest region. Trekking in the striking location and meet with the various ethnic groups and be in touch with their unique culture and traditions is really amazing that this expedition offers us. After reaching the summit of Island Peak, you can enjoy the majestic views of gigantic mountains; Mt. Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse Shar, Lhotse central, Lhotse, Baruntse, Makalu, and with majestic Mount Everest Base Camp. The Island Peak Climbing, one of the main climbing peaks with the highly impressive glaciers in the Everest region in Nepal will lead us to the heartland of the Khumbu Valley and meet with the Sherpa people is really awe-inspiring. During our expeditions, we will get chances to explore the Everest Base Camp, the highest point, and Kalapathar, the famous view-point before scaling the Island Peak Climbing.
The Journey to the Island Peak expedition is full of rocky ridges where you need to trek with a steep snow headwall and interesting scramble along the rock ridge to a glacier and reach the summit of the Island Peak. The trekking trail of Island Peak is quite challenging, where you need professional and experienced guides for a successful summit. To get success in Island Peak Climbing, you should take summit climbing training and learn various climbing techniques and skills before climbing Island Peak. You should know how to use rope, ascend and descend in the straightforward climb, and how to climb in a glacier, ice, and snowy ways. This climbing training course will surely boost your confidence and ensure all necessary climbing skills to scale the summit successfully.
This adventurous, as well as thrilling Island peak climbing, starts with a scenic mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu with aerial views of Green Hills and white mountains. We will spend a day at Namche Bazaar by following the beautiful village of Phakding. From Namche Bazaar, we will explore villages such as; Tengboche, Pheriche, Gorak Shep, Kalapatthar and continue our journey towards Island Peak. After exploring Island Peak we will return to Kathmandu for our final destination.
Note:- Above mentioned information is just the guideline and a standard template of what we provide. The trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
- Day 1 - Welcome at Kathmandu Airport.
- Day 2 - Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
- Day 3 - Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek.
- Day 4 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours.
- Day 5 - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day.
- Day 6 - Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours.
- Day 7 - Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours.
- Day 8 - Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours.
- Day 9 - Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6-7 hours.
- Day 10 - Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours.
- Day 11 - Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours.
- Day 12 - Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours.
- Day 13 - Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp.
- Day 14 - Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft), back to base camp: 10-12 hours.
- Day 15 - Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours.
- Day 16 - Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours.
- Day 17 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours.
- Day 18 - Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft).
- Day 19 - Final departure from Nepal
Welcome at Kathmandu Airport.
- Our Air port Representative welcome you and transfer to the hotel.
- Hotel check out
- Take a rest and relax
- Welcome dinner in the evening
- Stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu
Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
- Early morning breakfast.
- Half day world heritage cultural tour.
- Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as; Hanuman, Dhoka Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and so on.
- A brief explanation about the further trek. (Afternoon trek briefing and trek gear distribution.)
- Putting all the essential things in the bag.
- Stay overnight at the hotel
Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek.
- Early morning breakfast.
- Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.
- Almost 30 minutes flight offers you impressive mountains views including Mt. Everest and others stunning mountains.
- Do some rest and after some rest, we begin our official trek towards Phakding through the prosperous village of Lukla.
- As we reach to Phakding we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery.
- Overnight in Phakding.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue our trail towards Namche Bazaar through the beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River.
- Almost one hours walk takes us to the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) and further trail follow the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey.
- Enjoy a glimpse of Mt. Everest and Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.
- Continue our trail and enter into the Sagarmatha National Park, the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading center of this region.
- Finally, reach Namche Bazaar by crossing beautiful five suspensions.
- Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day.
- Morning breakfast.
- Rest and enjoy at Namche Bazar which offers you ATM services and other cyber cafés, finger licking delicious restaurants, bakery, colorful market.
- Explore Sagarmatha National Park (Everest) and explore various flora and fauna.
- Encounter with Traditional Sherpa village called Khumjung and their unique culture and traditions.
- Hike up to the Everest view Hotel have a splendid view of MT. Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Everest, Khaantaiga and many more.
- Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trail towards Tongboche through the Dudh Koshi River and cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River.
- The further trail leads us to Tenboche through the pine and juniper forest.
- You can explore famous Gomba (Tengboche Monastery) which is surrounded by the Mt. Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks on the background.
- Overnight at Tongboche
Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft): 4-5 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Leave Tengboche monastery, an excellent location, surrounded by the Himalayas.
- Descend for about half an hour through a beautiful forest before crossing a river and reach to a traditional Sherpa village of Pangboche.
- Enjoy stunning view of Ama Dablam (a most beautiful mountain in Everest region).
- The further trail follows Imja River and Lobuche river and finally reach to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement and reach to Pheriche,
- Overnight in Pheriche.
Pheriche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,170ft): 5-6 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trek towards Lobuche, situated at the elevation of 4940m.
- Trail climbs to the towering view of Tawache peak & Cholatse.
- Continue trek to the Khumbu Glacier through the Yak grazing pasture to Dhukla (4620 /15158ft), wooden bridge on roaring stream.
- Enjoy an awesome view of Khumbutse (6623m), Lingtren (6697), Pumori (7145 m) and Mahalangur Himal.
- Overnight at Lobuche.
Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,594ft): 6-7 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trek towards Gorak Shep, at the summit of 5160m.
- Trail follows quite a rocky trail on the north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, and many more.
- The trail continues alongside Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep and visits world’s highest base camp of Everest.
- View fantastic Khumbu Icefall and colorful campsite of Everest expedition.
- Overnight at Gorakshep.
Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft) and back to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft): 7-8 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trail towards Kala Patthar, situated at the altitude of 5545m.
- Enjoy impressive sunrise views from top of the Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse tower
- Enjoy with the (Mt. Everest), which is amazing to view panoramic view with the fantastic sunrise over Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Khumbutse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupte, and many more.
- Reach to Kala Patthar and trek down to Gorakshep and trek back to Lobuche.
- Overnight in Lobuche.
Lobuche to Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft) to Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft): 6-7 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Leave a beautiful village of Lobuche and heads toward Kongma La, situated at the summit of 5,535m.
- Follow the Khumbu Glacier and Kongma La Base Camp (5,000m/16,404ft).
- Further ascent and reach to Kongma La pass, and enjoy seeing of the cairn wrapped in prayer flags to mark the pass.
- Continue trek downhill progressively to Imja Khola valley, by following another descent to Chhukung, a small summer settlement.
- Overnight in Chhukung.
Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Trek towards Island Peak Base Camp from Chhukung.
- Follow a fairly steep trail and climb south and then trek to the winding path below the Lhotse Glacier.
- Further gentle trail along a streamside.
- Continue trek to the Amphu Labtsa lies to the southeast and goes further through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines and reach to the Island Peak.
- Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.
Pre-climb training on Island Peak Base Camp.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue our pre-climb training by following our guides who will provide us training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the climbing boots, ice ax, and crampons, ascender, harness, and many more essential factors.
- In this training, you will also learn about using ropes to go up and down.
- Pre-climbing training.
- Practic to climb in the high camp and rest for the next day.
- Overnight at the base camp.
Island Peak base camp to Island Peak summit (6,189m/20,305ft), back to base camp: 10-12 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue climb towards Island peak summit.
- Continue our trail by climbing up the hill in the narrow slop and our trek enters a steep rock channel.
- The way is quite challenging today even though the scenic surrounding compensates it.
- Climb rock gully, you will find several short rock steps to climb where you need to follows a ridgeline, which leads you to an exhilarating summit glacier.
- If you feel, you need a rope then your guide will fix it to make your trail safe.
- Reach the summit with your guide and enjoy the summit.
- You will be amazed to find yourself on the summit of Island peak and view splendid mountains view from the peak.
- Explore and enjoy the summit views and capturing the images.
- Descend to the Island Peak Base Camp.
- Enjoy and celebrate our successful Island Peak climbing.
- Overnight at Base Camp.
Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trek towards Pangboche, situated at the elevation of 3985m.
- Continue easy trail as we descend to the lower altitudes.
- Follow the same path back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, and pass the beautiful Sherpa villages, Shomare and Orsho and reach to Pangboche.
- A beautiful village called Pangboche is surrounded by Everest to its north, Thamserku, Kangtaiga and Ama Dablam, to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse river flowing through the wide fertile valley which makes your trip worth visiting.
- Overnight at Pangboche.
Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft): 4-5 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trek and retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola by following the forest we will reach to Tengboche.
- Visit Tengboche monastery and continue our trail by following the hillside.
- Cross the beautiful rhododendron and juniper trees.
- The further trail will follow the Dudh Koshi River and encounter with the wildlife such as mountain goats, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, and many more.
- Finally reach to Namche Bazaar.
- Overnight in Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-7 hours.
- Morning breakfast.
- Descends steeply downward to Likla, at the elevation of 2800m.
- Cross the beautiful suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River.
- Further trail will lead us to the Lukla.
- Explore the Lukla and stay overnight in Lukla.
Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft).
- Morning breakfast.
- End your trek here.
- Take a morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
- Around 30 minutes flight offers you a splendid areal mountain views for the last time.
- Reach the Kathmandu, and take a rest.
- Do some souvenir shopping if you want.
- Enjoy farewell dinner in the Nepali Restaurant which represents typical Nepali Culture.
- Overnight in Kathmandu.
Final departure from Nepal
Today you end your adventure in Nepal.
Our representative will take you to the airport and helps to find your flight to reach your final destination.
We hope that you will plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal
- Arrival and departure airport transfer
- Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on Twin share with breakfast
- Welcome dinner with cultural program
- Fullday guided cultural tour in Kathmandu
- Teahouse / lodge accommodation while on trek and During the climbing Camping service
- Full board meals while on Trekking and Camping service
- Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee
- Everest Region trekking permit
- Climbing permits
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu airfare with airport tax
- Private transportation from in Kathmandu
- Free use of trekking gears like sleeping bag, down jacket, liner, trekking poles etc
- Complementary trek duffle bag and T- shirt to every trekkers
- Medical trained experienced trekking guide with first aid kit
- Cook/Guide/Sherpa/ porters with all their gear, wages and insurance etc.
- A Kathmandu city map and Everest region trekking map
- Comprehensive pre departure and trip dossiers for the mustang trek
Price Does not Include
- Nepal entry visa and your personal travel insurance of any kind
- International airfare
- Drinks and main meals while on city like Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Tips and items of personal nature expenses like postage, laundry etc
- Entrance fees during the sight seeing
- Meal Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu
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
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
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
- Wet wipes
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 to 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.
Why this trip make different?
Nepal Travel Expedition works closely with One of the main supporter's Charity service in Nepal. And contribute 10% of the tour cost for Orphan Childrens (sherpa Outdoor Foundation) We support them in many different ways.
Donation and Charity!
Nepal Travel Expedition donates 10% of its annual revenue to Sherpa Outdoor Foundation Orphan Children Home Which is Located in Lalitpur one can visit while you are in Nepal after or before the trip. We support Children's for Food, School, Clothes, Medicine also supporting stationery materials to Government School which is located at Lamjung district trying to build a library for them where they could find a different book to read. For this project, we are trying to collect donations.
Sponsorship and Partnership (volunteering programmed)
One of the major activities of Sherpa outdoor Children home in Lalitpur is fully conducted and collaborate with Nepal Travel Expedition and sister concern organization Nepal wildlife safari. The Volunteering concern programmed delivered by Nepal Travel Expedition and Sherpa Outdoor Foundation aims to mobilize a team of experts and interested individuals as an economic measure in providing human capital for education, health, community to share teaching skill various Government school in a different part of the country and community to delivered humanity skills also in our children home.