- Trip Code : NTE-MPE37
- Trip Duration : 18 Days
- Trip Level : Strenuous
- Trip Max Altitude : 6500
- Trip Start Location : Kathmandu
- Trip End Location : Kathmandu
- Trip Route : Lukla-Chotanga-Kothe-Khare-Mera High camp
- Trip Best Season : March-April & August-November
- Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as; Hanuman, Dhoka Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and so on.
- Some beautiful mountains view from Lukla valley they are Cho Yu, Numbur Himal, Kongde peak, Kusum Khangru and many more.
- Splendid views of Himalayas; Mera peaks, Mera North, Mera Central, Mera South from Thuli Kharka.
- Incredible views across to Baruntse (7129m), Chamlang (7319m) and Nau Lekh (6360m) with Makalu (8481m) looming behind.
- Spectacular views of Kongdi Ri, Numbur Himal, Karyolang peak and many other mountains peaks from Chatara La.
- Climb with the scenery of the beautiful Rhododendron and Pin forests.
The amazing journey of the Mera Peak, with an altitude of 6,654m is a perfect climbing adventure for those enthusiastic out-door lovers who really desired to experience Mt. Everest expeditions. Mera Peak Climbing provides exceptional as well as an excellent panoramic view of the five legendary mountains that are over 8000m, such as; Mt. Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Everest, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. The Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal which begins from the Sloukhumbu district and lets us experience trekking adventure in the remote unspoiled area of Nepal. It is a physically demanding snowy trek, where trekkers or climbers should trek a straightforward climbing route. During this thrilling climbing peak, trekkers and climbers can enjoy spectacular views of the charming beauty of nature in Nepal.
Mera Peak is one of the famous peaks in Nepal, which is suitable for all physically fit trekkers the Nuptse and Lhotse to the north, which is really amazing to witness. This Mera Peak Climbing provides us with a rare opportunity to be in front of spectacular mountain sceneries, the geo-cultural atmosphere of the highest summits, and the scenic surroundings of the world.
It is one of the highest and quite tough climbing Peaks. Before starting trekkers should take a climbing training course and learn various aspects of climbing skills and techniques such as; rope fixing, ascending and descending in the straightforward climb, glacier travel, and many more. Climbing training will surely boost your confidence and ensure all necessary climbing skills to scale the summit successfully.
We begin Mera Peak Climbing with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. We start an official climb through the remote village of Chutanga by following a forest mixed with pristine Pine and rhododendron trees. During our climb, the Chatara La Pass also offers us spectacular views of the Kongdi Ri, Numbur Himal, Karyolang peak, and many other mountain peaks.
Best time: March to June and September – Early November is the best season who really dare to stand on a Himalayan summit and enjoy the glorious views of numerous stunning peaks. Mera Peak has gained a lot of admiration amongst enthusiastic trekkers and novice climbers, which able to fulfills their hiking as well as a climbing desire on snow and in a secluded area of the Khumbu region. Hiking on the unharmed and unoccupied Hinku Valley below the Mera Peak is also one of the wildest and most beautiful and unique experiences in Nepal. The Mera Peak climbing is fused with spectacular Mountains, Glacier Lakes, massive moraines, and different traditional settlements. Mera Peak climbing also lets you hike to Kanchenjunga, Makalu to the east and Everest appears over the massive southern aspect.
- Day 1 - Welcome at Kathmandu Airport.
- Day 2 - A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
- Day 3 - Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2652m).
- Day 4 - Lukla trek to Chutanga (3200m).
- Day 5 - Chutanga trek to Chatara la (4500m).
- Day 6 - Chatara La - Kothe (3800m).
- Day 7 - Kothe to Thagnak (4300m).
- Day 8 - Thangnak to Khare (BC) (5000m).
- Day 9 - Acclimatization day in Khare.
- Day 10 - Khare to Mera High Camp (5800m).
- Day 11 - Exploration day.
- Day 12 - High camp-climb to Mera peak (6400m) back to Khare.
- Day 13 - Trek back to Kothe.
- Day 14 - Trek back to Thuli Kharka.
- Day 15 - Trek back to Lukla.
- Day 16 - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
- Day 17 - Free day in Kathmandu and enjoy Farewell dinner.
- Day 18 - Final Departure.
Welcome at Kathmandu Airport.
- Welcome you and transfer to the hotel.
- Hotel check-in.
- Take a rest and relax
- Welcome dinner in the evening
- Stay overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu
A full day recreational 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.
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2652m).
- Early morning breakfast.
- Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.
- Almost 30 minutes flight offers you impressive mountain views including Mt. Everest and other stunning mountains.
- The whole day exploration of Lukla.
- Overnight at Lukla.
Lukla trek to Chutanga (3200m).
- Morning breakfast.
- Begin our trek officially from Lukla to Chutanga which is situated at the elevation of the 3200m.
- Continue trek through crossing Rhododendron and Pine forest and small settlements.
- The further trail will follow Kalo Himal Ridge and trek slightly ascent up to Chutanga through the beautiful Rhododendron and Pine forest.
- Reach to Chutanga and for an overnight stay.
Chutanga trek to Chatara la (4500m).
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trek ascending and reach to the Chatara la.
- Enjoy spectacular views of Kongdi Ri, Numbur Himal, Karyolang peak, and many other mountains Peaks from Chatara la.
- Overnight at Chatara la.
Chatara La - Kothe (3800m).
- Have early breakfast.
- Continue trek towards Kothe which is situated at an elevation of 3800m.
- The further trek will pass the beautiful forest of Juniper, rhododendrons, and local vegetation.
- Encounter with the various mountain wildlife such as; sloth bear, jungle cat, and many more.
- The further trek will follow Thakthor and reach the Kothe.
- Overnight at Kothe.
Kothe to Thagnak (4300m).
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trek from the west bank of the river to Tangag (4,360m).
- Enjoy the splendid views of Kusum Kanguru peak, Mt. Charpate and Mera La, and many other neighborhoods Himalayas.
- Explore a Buddhist Gomba in the lap of a big rock.
- The further trek takes you to the Thagnak.
- Overnight at Thagnak
Thangnak to Khare (BC) (5000m).
- Morning breakfast.
- Begin trekking with the excellent valley views to the north of the Hinku Nup glacier and other stunning peaks.
- The further trail descends slightly and crosses Dig Kharka and reaches Khare.
- In the Khare, you can practice glacier sessions where you can learn to use ropes and crampons.
- Overnight at Khare.
Acclimatization day in Khare.
- Morning breakfast.
- Today is a rest day.
- Trek around the entire village and capture the photos of cultural houses in Khare.
- We will take a rest today and be prepared for tomorrow, climbing a Mera High Camp.
- Overnight at Khare.
Khare to Mera High Camp (5800m).
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trek through the well-defined ridge, snow slope, and quite steep and more technical trek to reach the summit.
- Fix the rope and climb further to get a successful summit of the Mera High Camp.
- It takes around 2 hours to reach Base Camp.
- Enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru, and many other stunning peaks from Base Camp.
- After a Successful High Camp climb, it makes us feel a sense of accomplishment.
- Overnight at Mera High Camp.
- Morning breakfast.
- Enjoy the view from the summit of Mera peak and exploring the surrounding.
- View splendid Mountains.
- Overnight at Mera Peak Camp.
High camp-climb to Mera peak (6400m) back to Khare.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trek to reach your desire destination.
- Trek in a quite tough straight ascend path.
- Use the rope to climb up to the Mera peak.
- Enjoy incredible views across Baruntse (7129m), Chamlang (7319m), and Nau Lekh (6360m) with Makalu (8481m) looming behind.
- As you reach the summit of Mera Peak, you will view a splendid view of the Himalayas and take a picture to make life long memory of your life.
- After exploring the summit, you will retrace back down to High Camp and Khare.
- Overnight at Khare.
Trek back to Kothe.
- Morning breakfast.
- Hike back to Kothe.
- Around 7 hours you need to hike.
- Reach Kothe through passing Tagnag.
- Overnight at Kothe.
Trek back to Thuli Kharka.
- Morning breakfast.
- Continue trek through following the new route to be back to Thuli Kharka.
- Follow the beautiful Rhododendron forest with a beaten trail of Himalaya of Nepal; Mera peaks, Mera North, Mera Central, Mera South from Thuli Kharka.
- Overnght at Thuli Kharka.
Trek back to Lukla.
- Morning breakfast.
- Trek down to Lukla through the rhododendron, fir, oak, juniper forest.
- Follow the Dudh Koshi downhill and then we will trek out of the national park to the village of Phakding.
- Enjoy beautiful mountains view from Lukla valley such as; Cho Yu, Numbur Himal, Kongde peak, Kusum Khangru, and many more.
- Finish our exhilarating journey.
- Overnight at Lukla.
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
- Morning breakfast.
- Take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
- Around 30 minutes flight once offers us thrilling flight over forests, fields, and beautiful settlements with the Himalayas in the background.
- Overnight at Kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu and enjoy Farewell dinner.
- Morning breakfast.
- Half-day explore the entire city of Kathmandu.
- Visit different religious and historical places in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square.
- You can do some souvenir shopping.
- In the evening, you can enjoy a farewell dinner in the Nepali restaurant.
- Overnight at the same hotel in Kathmandu.
- Our tour comes to an end this day.
- Morning breakfast and hotel checkout.
- A representative will help you with your final departure.
- Reach the airport 3 hours before your flight.
- Wish you a safe journey
- Breakfast/Private Vehicle
- Arrival and departure airport transfer
- Standard 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on Twin share with breakfast
- Welcome dinner with cultural program
- Full day guided cultural tour in Kathmandu
- Teahouse / lodge accommodation while on trek on twin share
- Full board meals while on Trek and During the climbing
- Necessary camping gear like tent with supporting crew.
- Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee
- Climbing permit with everest region trekking permits
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu domestic airfare with airport tax
- Private transportationas where as necessary
- Complementary trek duffle bag and T- shirt to every trekkers
- Medical trained experienced trekking guide with first aid kit
- Cook/Climbing guide/Sherpa and porters with all their gear, wages and insurance etc.
- 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
- Meal like lunch/dinner at Kathmandu
- Monument fees during the sight seeing where as necessary
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 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 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.