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Everest Base Camp Trek
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Everest Base Camp Trek is one those treks which turns out to be a lifetime experience. After Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made it to the top of Everest on 29th May 1959, Everest Base Camp Trek has been very extremely popular among trekkers.

Everest Base Camp Trek starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. After a brief stay in the Kathmandu, the trip begins. During your stay in Kathmandu, you will be observing the main tourist attractions in the valley such as the UNESCO world heritage sites like the durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupa. The thrilling flight to Lukla is filled with wonderful sceneries of the snowcapped mountains and exciting landscapes. Lukla will be your first stride in this journey. A sluggish climb through beautiful Sherpa villages allows you to enjoy the views of the mountains, wildlife, and several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in the region. You can get a larger perspective into Buddhism as well as witness a glorious history of mountain climbing.

The trek package not only offers you spectacular views of different mountains like Mt Everest  (8,848m), Mt. Amadablam (6,812m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m) but also an insight in the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people. You will pass through the rhododendron covered slopes and dense pine forests. In just 16 day period you can see the tourist hubs of Kathmandu valley, the Sherpa town of Namche Bazzar, incredible view of the mountains, different monasteries and be a bystander to the mountaineering culture of the Sherpa people. Spring and autumn are the two best seasons to visit Everest Base Camp.

Traveling to Everest region with Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition offers an unwavering experience. With constant guidance from the trek guides, intimate relationships with the locals and immense knowledge regarding the mountains and the environment, we will make this trek a lifetime experience for you.

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu |1,350m| A & D

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation | A & B

Day 03: Fly to Lukla|2840m|Then Trek to Phakding| 2,610m| 30 minutes flight |3 – 4 Hours trek | A, B, L & D

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar|3,440m|5 – 6 Hours |A, B, L & D

Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar |A, B, L & D

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche |3,860m| 5- 6 Hours |A, B, L & D

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche |4,410 m| 5 – 6 Hours |A, B, L & D

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche |A, B, L & D

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche | 4910 m| 2 – 4 Hours |A, B, L & D

Day 10: Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep |5140 m)| Visit Everest Base Camp|5364 m| 6-7 Hours |A, B, L & D

Day 11: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar |5,550m| to Pheriche |4,288m| 7-8 Hours |A, B, L & D

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar |3,440m|6 – 7 Hours |A, B, L & D

Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla |2,840m| 6 – 7 Hours |A, B, L & D

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu and free day and farewell dinner |A & D

Day 15: Final departure |B

 

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu |1,350m| A & D

Once you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will pick you at the airport. You will be transferred to the hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation | A & B

After an early breakfast, you will be sightseeing in Kathmandu. This includes the durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. You will also be visiting Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla|2840m|Then Trek to Phakding| 2,610m| 30 minutes flight |3 - 4 Hours trek | A, B, L & D

You will take a 30 min flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You can see some breathtaking scenery while descending down the altitude. After arriving in Lukla you will take some rest and begin the trek to Phakding. 3-4 hours walk will take you to Phakding. Lunch will be on the way to Phakding. Overnight stay in the lodge.

Day 4
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar|3,440m|5 - 6 Hours |A, B, L & D

Today you will trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar via Mojo. You will enter Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site itself. You will catch your first glimpse of Everest when you arrive in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5
Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar |A, B, L & D

Taking rest is extremely important for trekkers in order to get adjusted to the higher altitude conditions. You take this day to get some rest and get familiar with the conditions in the higher altitude. However, you can still visit nearby Sherpa villages, Sherpa museum or hang out at Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche |3,860m| 5- 6 Hours |A, B, L & D

This day is spent trekking from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, home of the Tengboche Monastery which is the largest monastery in the region. It will take around 5-6 hours to reach Tengboche.

Day 7
Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche |4,410 m| 5 - 6 Hours |A, B, L & D

Today you start your trek descending in a fairly wide path with trees. You will see large valleys and running streams. You will reach Dingboche in 5-6 hour. Overnight at a tea house.

Day 8
Acclimatization day at Dingboche |A, B, L & D

You will take another day off from climbing uphill to get adjusted to the changing climate. You will take a walk in Dingboche. You will get a great view of Mt Lhotse from Dingboche. Move ahead to Chukhung valley. You will be able to see snow and ice formations over the valley. Down to Dingboche for the overnight stay.

Day 9
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche | 4910 m| 2 - 4 Hours |A, B, L & D

Today, you will hike to the village of Lobuche. You will pass the well-known Khumbu glacier. You can see clear flowing streams and mighty peaks surrounding the Khumbu region.

Day 10
Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep |5140 m)| Visit Everest Base Camp|5364 m| 6-7 Hours |A, B, L & D

You will hike from Lobuche to Gorakshep which is the highest permanently inhabited village in the world. Take some rest in Gorakshep and then head towards Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is filled with prayer flags. You can enjoy taking some great pictures in Everest Base Camp. Then you return to Gorakshep and spend the night there.

Day 11
Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar |5,550m| to Pheriche |4,288m| 7-8 Hours |A, B, L & D

It will be another day of steep trekking. It is the highest point on the trek with an altitude over 5,500 m. You can get the best views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse from Kala Patthar. You will then head towards the village of Pheriche. It is an easy downhill hike. You will come across a memorial for people who have lost their lives in the attempt of climbing Mt Everest. Overnight at the teahouse.

Day 12
Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar |3,440m|6 - 7 Hours |A, B, L & D

You will begin to return to lower altitude. The trek from Pheriche to Namche will be around 6-7 hours. You will have to follow the same path back to the Sherpa village where you stayed for two days. You will pass through several suspension bridges and rhododendron covered slopes. Overnight at lodge.

Day 13
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla |2,840m| 6 - 7 Hours |A, B, L & D

Enjoy your time in Namche Bazaar then you will start trekking to Phakding village and then to Lukla. It's mostly downhill hiking until you reach Phakding then its slightly uphill till Lukla. Overnight at lodge.

Day 14
Fly to Kathmandu and free day and farewell dinner |A & D

After a fulfilling breakfast, you will fly back to Kathmandu. You can spend your day in Kathmandu either shopping or visit other places in Kathmandu or just chilling out at Thamel. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15
Final departure |B

After breakfast, one of our representatives will drop you at the airport from where you will take the flight back home or to your next destination.

What's included ?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Complimentary 2 hr Trekkers Massage/Yoga After Trip Completion
  • Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness)
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek guide)
  • All government and local taxes

What's excluded ?

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

We would like to enlist necessary equipment that is required during the trek in Nepal so that you can have comfortable trekking experience. You can buy this equipment as per your need. We will also share with you the specific equipment list as per the nature of the trek once you confirm your trekking package with us.

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Gloves
  • Sun Hat and woollen hat
  • Trekking pants and full-sleeved t-shirts
  • Hiking  boots and hiking socks
  • Sandals
  • Climbing gears
  • Gaiters
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Sleeping bag (provided upon request)
  • Towels and undergarments
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Water Bottle
  • Money belt
  • Walking pole
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Aspirin, band-aids
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Toiletries

Boarded to the north by the mighty Himalayan Mountains that sweep down to the great Gangetic Plains of the south is an enigmatic country called Nepal. A small, landlocked country, it lies between China and India and holds an incredible wealth of diversity both cultural and natural. Its unique geographical position and the range of elevation produces some of the most incredible Eco regions in the world containing an abundance of natural resources.

This extraordinary range of elevations is compressed within 200 km north to south, and 800 km east to west, and is divided into three regions: Himal or mountains, the hilly regions, and the Terai. The Himal region, comprised of the Himalayan Mountains in the north, holds some of the tallest mountains in the world, including the tallest of them all, Mt Everest at 8,848 meters above sea level. The hilly region is the transition from mountains, to the Terai of the south which is a low flat area of mostly grasslands and waterways with smaller hills before reaching into India and the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

This remarkable change in elevation has enormous effects on climate, biodiversity, and even populations of people. Nepal experiences weather from cold alpine conditions in the north to incredibly hot temperatures in the south during certain seasons. The Himalayan Mountains to the north block much of the cold winds from Central Asia, and the warm moist air from the Indian Ocean of the summer creates monsoons that sweep up from the south. Nepal has all four seasons: summer, autumn, winter, and spring. Most travelers enjoy visiting during the spring and autumn due to the low rainfall, and generally warm temperatures. These two seasons are also the most favorable for traveling and trekking in the Himalayas.

The diversity of the flora and fauna create astonishing ecosystems housing habitat for some of the rarest wildlife on earth such as the Snow leopard, Red panda, Indian elephant, and One-horned rhinoceros among many other species. The country also is home to many ethnic groups and the Nepalese people are not a homogenous population, though the harmony within the country is astounding considering the variety of languages, cultures, and religions residing within the small boundaries. The historical significance of Nepal is also reflected in the myriad of designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, most of which can be found in the ancient city of Kathmandu and the surrounding valley.

The spectacular natural beauty, the rich cultural and historical value, and the incredible mountain scenery all create a truly exceptional and irreplaceable country. For these reasons and more is why Nepal consistently rises to the top of must-visit places for world travelers.

Quick Facts about Nepal

  • Motto: Mother and Motherland are Greater than Heaven
  • Largest City and Capital: Kathmandu
  • Official Languages: Nepali (official at national level), Maithili, Bhojpuri, but English is widely spoken and is used for legal documents.
  • Religions: Hinduism and Buddhism are the two most predominant religions.
  • Area: 147,181 km2
  • Population: 28,982,771 (2016 estimate)
  • Drives on the: Left
  • Calling Code: +977
 

How to Get to Nepal

  1. The only international airport is the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) located in Kathmandu
  2. Nepal dos not lie on any major transit routes, thus direct flights from Europe or the U.S. are not available, and however there are direct flights from most major Asian, and Middle Eastern countries. During peak travel seasons (October to November) flights can be expensive, so budget travelers may fly into India then overland to Kathmandu (the major tourist hub). This will incur its own visa requirements and may end up costing almost the same as a flight into Kathmandu.
The major airlines that fly into Nepal are as follows, but can regularly change:

 

  • Air Arabia (www.airarabia.com) serves the Gulf States and Russia.
  • Air Asia (www.airasia.com) Budget flights throughout Asia via Kuala Lumpur.
  • Air China (www.airchina.com) Daily routes to Lhasa, Chengdu and around China.
  • Air India (www.airindia.in) serves the subcontinent, including Kolkata and Delhi.
  • Bhutan Airlines (www.bhutanairlines.bt) serves Paro several times daily.
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines (www.biman-airlines.com) Daily flights to Dhaka.
  • Cathay Dragon (www.cathaypacific.com) Four to five flights to Beijing per week.
  • China Eastern Airlines (en.ceair.com) Serves Lhasa, Kunming and Shanghai.
  • China Southern Airlines (www.flychinasouthern.com) Serves Guangzhou and Lhasa.
  • Drukair (www.drukair.com.bt) Serves Paro daily.
  • Etihad Airways (www.etihad.com) Daily connections via Abu Dhabi to the rest of the world.
  • Fly Dubai (www.flydubai.com) several flights per day.
  • Himalaya Airlines (www.himalaya-airlines.com) reaches the Gulf and Malaysia.
  • Indigo (www.goindigo.in) the budget choice for Delhi.
  • Jet Airways (www.jetairways.com). Daily connections to Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
  • Malaysia Airlines (www.malaysiaairlines.com) For Kuala Lumpur.
  • Malindo Air (www.malindoair.com) For Kuala Lumpur.
  • Oman Air (www.omanair.com) For Muscat.
  • Qatar Airways (www.qatarairways.com) Daily connections through Doha, with excellent onward flights to the USA and Europe.
  • Sichuan Airlines (www.sichuanair.com) For Chengdu and Lhasa.
  • Thai Airways (www.thaiairways.com) provides the most popular Southeast Asian route to Nepal via Bangkok.
  • Turkish Airlines (www.turkishairlines.com) Daily connections via Istanbul.
 Visa Requirements
  • Most travelers may be able to acquire a visa on arrival, and easily cue up at one of the kiosks immigration to enter their information and have their picture taken. There are exceptions so it is vital to check the Nepal Immigration Website for the most up to date information.
  • Your passport must be valid for 6 months and have one free page
  • SAARC and China nationals require a visa, but it is free
  • Indian nationals do not need a visa to enter
 Popular Destinations in Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares
  • Pashupatinath temple
  • Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)
  • Boudhhanath Stupa
  • Nagarkot
  • Changunarayan temple
  • Pokhara
  • Sarangkot
  • Bardiya National Park
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Khaptad National Park
  • Lumbini
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Upper Mustang
  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • Helambu
  • Langtang National Park
  • Rara lake
  • Dolpo
  • Kanchanjanga
  • Makalu Base Camp
  • Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Langtang valley via Gosaikunda
  • Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Annapurna Circuit
  • Narphu Valley
  • Tsum Valley
 

 Helpful Hints

  • Travelling once you are in Nepal is reasonably priced and can be done by both land and air. Air can be an excellent way to travel longer distances as the road system in Nepal is of poor quality. Bus transport in general can be of two varieties, the tourait class buses which are comfortable and usually air conditioned, and the local microbus which are overcrowded, uncomfortable, and slow.
  • The currency is Nepalese Rupees, and in cities, and even larger villages in the countryside there are currency exchange counters. The daily budget can be anywhere from US $50 to US $150, but of as always you can spend more or less per day depending on where you at, how you travel, and accommodations.
  • Wi-Fi is widely available. You would be hard pressed to find a hostel or hotel in any village or city without it. Surprisingly even at Everest Base Camp there is 4G!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Expect on a Trekking Holiday?

Trekking Days are designed so that the walking is enjoyable and safe. Typically, our trekking holidays involves 4 -8 hours of hiking per day, including a lunch stop. The trail varies from easy hiking on the lower elevation to strenuous walking over 5000 meters in the Himalaya Mountains. The day begins early at around 6.30 in the morning with a cup of tea. Before breakfast is the best time to pack your items not needed during the day into duffle bag keeping the essentials or items you wish to access throughout the day in your daypack. After breakfast, we are usually on the trail by 8.00 am. Lunch is around 12 pm and is generally 1-2 hour break. We reach our camp or teahouse by 4 pm as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. The time from arriving at the teahouse or campsite till dinner is your free time. There is always tea available, and sometimes side trips are available. Dinner is normally served around 7.00 pm. A common misconception is that if you are a slow walker you may hold people back - NOT SO. The group members often string out and there will be an hour or two between the first to arrive and the last. You walk at your own pace and stop when you feel like it. There will be always our trekking Sherpas, guides and porters at the front and the rear ensuring no one gets lost.

Who Are the Trip Leaders and Are They Trained, Qualified, and Experienced?

Himalayan Summit is a professionally managed trekking company based in Nepal, we have a policy of employing competent local trekking group leaders and guides. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive courses in both guiding and health and safety including but not limited to wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training etc. Our team has had a year’s trip leading experience and are highly dedicated to providing quality programming. Much of our team has had working experience with international adventure travel companies.

What Are the Meals Like in the Teahouses?

We offer an open choice menu in our teahouse trekking programs where you can select the food you like for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your guide is available to assist you with menu selection and is there to ensure the food is hygienic, plentiful and nutritious. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Properly boiled water is served for drinking during the breakfast and dinner meals.

What Are the Meals Like When Camping?

We have our own experienced trekking cook on all of our camping trips. We adhere to strict hygienic guidelines to ensure our food served during the camping portion of the trek is properly prepared. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli, and cereal followed by eggs either fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional bread. Dinner is a hearty 3-course meal: soup, followed by a variety of vegetables, meat, rice, and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. Please communicate any dietary restrictions or special request to our staff when booking your adventure. Properly boiled water is served for drinking.

What is the Teahouse Like? May I Have My Own Room?

We book clean and comfortable teahouses which we have developed long and successful relationships with. Our standard trips are based on twin bedded with shared accommodations. We can book a private room for you if you like, which will incur an additional cost.

How Do I Know the Water on Trek Is Safe to Drink?

We discourage buying plastic bottled water because there is no proper disposal system in place and discarded water bottles cause an environmental and aesthetic concern in the backcountry. Therefore, we will provide properly boiled water to refill your water bottles and when serving hot drinks in camp or at the teahouse. Your guide is very concerned for your health and well-being and thus oversees all water processes. 

Does the Trip offer the Best Value? Are There Any Hidden or Extra Costs?

We can offer top quality service and facilities at a competitive price because we do not operate overseas offices and thus do not incur the cost of such. There are no hidden or extra costs not mentioned in our programs and price-lists. In every detail, we set the highest possible standards, from safety to the type of gear provided to the food we serve. Rest assured we meet international standards on all aspects of our programs. 

How Do I Book a Trip?

To book any of our trips, please completely fill out the online booking form on our website, https://www.himalayansummit.com/, and send it to us along with the booking amount. The deposit can be paid by wire transfer or by credit card (Visa or Master Card only). Upon receipt of your booking details, we will send you a trip confirmation receipt of your booking.

What Are the Physical Requirements of the Trek?

Fitness is perhaps the key factor in the trek. Most people of average fitness for their age can complete our trekking programs. It is important not only to have the most enjoyable experience but for your safety that you are both medically cleared for our programs by your doctor, and have embarked on a training program prior to leaving on our program. With that said, on all our treks you are encouraged to take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the surroundings. Most first-time trekkers are concerned that they won't keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will ensure an enjoyable trek, and have the energy for the duration of the trek. Trekking is not a walking competition. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. The best preparation for trekking is a program that includes both cardio exercises with moderate resistance training. It is also helpful to take day hikes at least once a week gradually progressing in distance and elevation gain to simulate some of which you will encounter on the trek.

Are the Staff Well Cared for? 

We are committed to the welfare of our staff from the trek leaders and guides to Sherpas, cooks, and porters. We ensure good wages, salary, and proper insurance. We provide the proper equipment and clothing needed for all our staff, including porters. Each one of our staff is an integral part of our programs.

What Type of Insurance Do I Need?

You need general travel insurance which includes both cancellation insurance, as well as rescue insurance. Read your policy's fine print to make sure it covers you for trekking and/or climbing, depending on what trip you have booked, and that it covers you for helicopter evacuation.

What Happens in the Case of an Emergency?

In the case of a serious medical emergency or in the unlikely event of a casualty, we will coordinate rapid medical evacuation procedures. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in any evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance.

I Am Worried About Acute Mountain Sickness

Himalayan Summit trip itineraries have been professionally designed to minimize the effects of high altitude. However, many will feel some basic symptoms of the change in altitude. Your guides are medically trained to know these symptoms and if they are progressing to a more dangerous and serious condition. It is important to be a participant in your own safety and report any ill effects to your guide as soon as possible so they may make assessments as to your condition.  Extensive medical kits are carried on all our trips, and your guides are trained in the use of all the equipment. In addition, we carry a Portable Altitude Chamber which is designed to mimic air pressure at lower altitudes. Our guides are trained in wilderness medicine and adhere to international standards and have a duty of care to you, the client. 

How Do I Know the Trek Is Safe?

Safety is our top priority. All of our trekking group leaders and guides have undertaken the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course and have years of experience in planning, organizing, and executing a well-designed program focused on safety. We carry Portable Altitude Chamber (hyperbaric bag) along with a comprehensive medical kit. We plan adventure travel trips so that safety and comfort are not compromised.

Will I Be Transferred to and from The Airport?

Definitely! Our airport representatives will greet you at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Do check the Himalayan Summit clipboard on your arrival in Kathmandu airport outside the arrival terminal hall. Make sure you have provided your flight details to us in advance.

Are There Hot Showers During the Trek?

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas is an adventure holiday and thus please do not expect a shower each day. Hot showers are sometimes available, however, we strongly discourage the use of hot water due to the fact that it is usually heated with wood, and deforestation due to tree cutting is an environmental crisis in many Himalayan places. 

How Much Weight am I Carrying on the Trek?

You will be carrying your day pack with warm clothes, drinking water, snacks, sun block, camera and any other personal items you wish to access throughout the day. Generally, your daypack will be around 5 kilograms.

What is the best way to get to Nepal from the US, UK, Australia, NZ?

Most airlines fly directly from many Asian and Middle Eastern countries, however, there are no direct flights from most western countries.

When Should I Arrive in Nepal? 

All our trips itineraries have an arrival and departure day from Kathmandu built in to allow for rest from your journeys on both ends of the programs. You are also welcome and encouraged to arrive a day earlier or leave Nepal a day later to have a look around the vibrant Kathmandu valley. Himalayan Summit arranges airport transfers, hotel bookings or any extra activities as required.

Can I Recharge My Electronic Devices and Camera Batteries During the Trek?

Almost every teahouse has electrical outlets in the rooms for recharging. For camera batteries, there may be a cost of usually about 2-3 US$ per hour for re-charging. We use the 220-240 volts to power their appliances and two point’s plugs are recommended to bring.

Are Trekking Poles Required, or Recommended?

Trekking poles can certainly be helpful. They can help shift some of the stress of descent especially off of your knees and onto your upper body. Many fine trekking poles to be beneficial for the trek, but they are not required.

Can I Buy Trekking Gear in Nepal?

Yes. There are dozens of trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Our trekking guide and representatives will be happy to assist you on this matter if needed.

Will My Mobile Phone Work in Nepal?

If you want to take your phone with you, there is a good chance that it will work in most major cities. Please discuss this with your phone company prior to leaving for your adventure to see what the rates are and if you have an international calling and texting plan. You can also get the local mobile SIM card in Kathmandu.

What Weather Conditions Can I Expect?

It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather condition in the Himalayas. With that said, in general days may be warm and nights are cold. You can expect some snow or rain storms at times. Between 1000 and 3500 meters the temperature could be as high as 20°C to 5°C at the low end. At higher altitudes, the temperature ranges from 20°C to -10°C. During winter it is around 10°C colder. 

How Much Should I Tip?

Tipping is an accepted part of trekking although it is a completely personal matter. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Budgeting up to 10 % of the trek is a good estimate.

What is Trekking Peak?

Trekking peaks is a permit classification, and are the least expensive permits for climbing. They are also peaks that have been classified as having the least amount of technical climbing to reach the summit. Generally, these peaks can be done in a day from a high camp to the summit and back to high camp on the same day. The routes we use are chosen for their objective safety, involve easy angled snow slopes, straightforward ridges and occasionally minor scrambling. You will be using crampons, an ice axe, harnesses, fixed ropes, etc. for ascending and descending. We will introduce, review, demonstrate and provide ample time to practice all the skills required for the climbing. Trekking Peaks are carefully designed to deliver an exciting opportunity to climb a Himalayan peak while providing proper acclimatization. These treks are open to fit, determined walkers who have previously undertaken 'strenuous' treks; previous mountaineering experience is an advantage but not essential.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-10 Pax
  • 5545 m
  • Hard
  • Flight / Car
  • Mar- May , Sep- Dec
  • 3 Star Category in Kathmandu/ Tea House During Trek
  • All Meals included during trip