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Day 1: Arrival
Our representative will meet you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu and then transfer you to your hotel. You will be briefed about trekking and each day program. Permits & TIMS will be handover to you either the same day of arrival or next day.
Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)
You take early morning flight to Lukla( where all Everest treks begin). The flight is about 40minutes to reach Lukla and then we have to trek around 4-5 hours to reach Phakding. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Chheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding passing through the small village of Ghat.
Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
The trek to Namche Bazaar is about 6-7 hours. Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Bengkar valley (2630m). We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. At Monju (2840m), you have to show your Everest National Park Permit and TIMS Card. After complete register of trekking permit and TIMS card, we pass Jorsale (2740m) village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. Before reaching Namche, we can see Mt Everest from ‘Toup Danda’ depending on the weather.
Day 4: Rest Day / Acclimatization Day
Namche Bazaar is Sherpa Capital of Solu Khumbu region and visit Sagarmatha National Park visitor Center. There are plenty to do around Namche Bazaar and should spend a day here acclimatizing. There are also trek to the surrounding villages of Khumjung (3780m); these short day walks are designed to give us time to get used to high-altitude trekking. This is the first opportunity to catch a glimpse of the peak of awesome Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world and other Himalayas such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on.
Day 5: Trek to Dole (4200m)
After Namche Bazar, we climb steeply up to Kyangjuma (3550m) village from where; we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku, Kantenga, and Ama Dablam. Along with the views, we pass the Mong La, a very charming place perched on the spur of Mt. Khumbila. An ancient historical Chorten stands at the centre of the settlement of Mong La. We admire the grandstand views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and valleys. We pass through forests, some waterfalls and bridges, we reach Dole; a small pert place with few teahouses.
Day 6: Trek to Machherma (4470m)
Today, from Dole we climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements. We climb a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier.
Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4790m)
This is the trek to reach one of the main destinations, Gokyo, following one of the melting-water Rivers which flow down from the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky path inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We can see the Dudh Pokhari Lake and on its eastern shore lays the settlement of Gokyo.
Day 8: Excursion Gorkyo Lake & Climb Gokyo-Ri (5360m)
Gokyo is a trade centre where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide their best services to the trekkers going through this area. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, said to be the biggest glacier in Nepal. So, this day is to rest at Gokyo and do some excursions in and around the Gokyo valley. We can make a side trip to Fifth Lake via the forth Lake. Then, we will climb Gokyo-Ri where we get stunning views of the super Gokyo Valley. As we climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu, Cho Oyu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to behold in the Everest region.
Day 9: Trek to Dragnag (4700m)
After having our breakfast, we trek down to cross the Ngozumba Glacier then we reach Dragnag and rest for a day. From Gokyo, it is a 5-6 hours walk to Dragnag.
Day 10: Trek, Dragnag – Chola Pass (5400m) – Dzonglha (4830m)
We start our trekking early in the morning as its quite long trek. The pass is not an easy one and involves a glacier, ice and rocky path all the way to Dzonglha. This day we need to carry food, water as it is a tuff and long day trek. Before Chola Pass we should walk up hill to the pass and after the pass we will walk down to the camp.
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) via Dughla (Thokla) (4620m)
Today is an easy walk compare to the day before. The walk is short so we can enjoy the trip and also we get enough time to observe and relax after crossing the Chola Pass. We can see the views of Ama Dablam, the Nuptse-Lhotse, Everest, Pumori, Lobuche peak. Lobuche is a small village situated nearby the stream and stay at Lobuche for a night.
Day 12: Trek to Gorek-Shep (5140m)
Along with windy and rocky trail, we walk uphill to Gorak Shep in about 3-4 hours. We will be able to see fantastic views of different peaks such as Mt Pumari, Mt Lho La, Mt Nuptse, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar and none other than the top mountain that is Mt Everest. We also visit Everest Base Camp after reaching Gorek-Shep. We can see many frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp. We have to walk the glacier way to reach Base Camp.
Day 13: Trek, Gorek-Shep – Kala-pattar (5550m) – Periche (4240m)
We wake up early for the walk up to Kala Patthar before having our breakfast. Then, we visit to Kala Pathar which takes about 3-4 hours. It is dark outside with cold temperature and most likely chilly winds. We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill, we can see Lingten, Pumari, Khumbutse, Lola, Lhotse, Lhoste syar, Nhuptse and Chyangde Mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding. We can see the world’s tallest Mt Everest along other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar. After reaching to Groak Shep we have our breakfast and then ascend to Pheriche.
Day 14: Trek to Sanasa (3800m)
From Periche, we cross villages, Buddhists monasteries, bridges and some waterfall, to reach Sanasa. On the way, we can enjoy the breathtaking view of sunset and sunrise as well as magnificent view of the Mt. Everest including other Himalayas. We pass Syomare (4010m), Deboche (3820m) where there is National Park Office and pass Tengboche (3860m) where there is most beautiful monastery in solu khumbu area.
Day 15: Trek to Monjo (2840m)
From Monjo, we pass Namche which has a biggest Bazzar where we stayed at the beginning. Then we pass Larja Dobhan (2830m) and reach Monjo where there is Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Gate.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla
From Monjo, we trek down to the starting point Lukla passing the villages of Phakding and Chheplung.
Day 17: Fly, Lukla – Kathmandu
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today.
Day 18: Departure
Today is the last day of our memorable trip. You are free until your airport reporting time and we take you to airport for outbound flight back to your destination.
Chola pass (5330m) is one the popular route in Everest Region for trekking in Nepal. The trekkers of this route can obtain spectacular views of two most famous trail, Gokyo and EBC, with picturesque view of Mt Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamserku and other peaks & landscapes as well as lakes, the Ngozumpa Glacier, Monasteries, Sherpa villages along with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs, own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style while trekking in Nepal. After magnificent giant view of Mt. Everest from Gokyo Ri (5360m) & crossing the Cho La pass (5330m), in Dzongla, the views of Ama Dablam and and others are amazing & continuing towards Gorak Shep and climb to Kala Pattar (5550m) brings an impressive up-close view of Mt. Everest in this trekking in Nepal.
This trekking in Nepal and tour in Nepal includes:
- In major city, the hotel will be provided in Twin-sharing basis.
- During trekking, Tea-houses will be provided in Twin-sharing basis.
- In Jungle Safari, Resort will be provided in Twin-sharing basis.
- Categories of hotel / room depend on the package type.
- Package type means same package with different service.
- For single supplement (own room), the traveler should inform during booking.
- Meals plan can be chosen by the traveler during booking but it could be as per package. Normally, 3 meals in a day will be provided during trekking and jungle Safari packages.
- Tour Guide & Entrance fees of Heritage sites, Museums, Caves, Temples, and Monasteries (if demanded).
- During Trekking in Nepal:
- Permit of National Park / Conservation Area, as well as TIMS are included in package.
- Well trained Trekking Guide & required Porters as per group size (01 porter for 02-03 guests) during trekking in Nepal is included.
- Air Transportation (sector flight) will be booked as per itinerary :
- Road Transportation (non-air-conditioned / air-conditioned) will be confirmed as per itinerary such as: Airport Transport, City Tour / Sightseeing, vehicle for round trip from / to Kathmandu.
- The trip does not include the extra days and nights accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure, as well as early arrival from the mountain due to any reason than that of scheduled itinerary.
- The trip does not include any International Airfare if it is not mentioned in package.
- Nepal visa fee is not included in the tour in Nepal as well as in the trekking in Nepal.
- The company will not pay for the emergency transportation or evacuation during trekking in Nepal.
- For any kind of changes in the program, you have to contact us through call or an E-mail. The cost will be recalculated according to the changed or modified itinerary.
- The trip does not include any meals, Road Transportation and / or Air Transportation that is not mentioned in “Service Included”.
- There will be an additional cost for the extra baggage during domestic flight and trekking in Nepal.
- We can arrange Guide of other language for ‘Tour in Nepal’ which bears an additional cost.
What to Bring / Take
South Asia is gifted by nature with variety of vegetation. Different types of whether, temperature can be found in small distance. The things you are taking during the tour in Nepal and the trekking in Nepal depends on the package and season you have chosen. Backpack bag as lightly as possible is expected during the trip to South Asia and Tibet. Tents will be suggested only in camping trekking in Nepal and Sleeping bag in high altitude area, camping trekking in Nepal, home stay and very rural area trip. Towel, Slippers, Tissues are recommended to carry for rafting and trekking members. A small bag for the instant stuffs, like chocolate, water, snacks, lotions/cream, are highly recommended during the tour in Nepal and Trekking in Nepal.
Clothing for the travelers during ‘Tour in Nepal’ are suggested to check as per the season you are travelling and high altitude trekkers should bring / take as per during ‘Trekking in Nepal’ as well as ‘For above 3500 m altitude’.
Winter Season (October – February)
- Warm Hat / Cap, Sunglass
- Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
- Warm gloves
- Long-sleeved clothes (Shirts, Sweaters)
- Woolen Socks
- Comfortable Shoes
Summer Season (March – September)
- Hat / Cap, Sunglass
- Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
- Light / Windproof Jacket
- Half Shirts / T-Shirts
- Cotton Socks
- Comfortable Shoes
- Raincoat / Umbrella
During Trekking in Nepal,
- Trekking Stick,
- Light T-shirt / Shirt,
- Half / Quarter Pants,
- Water bottle,
- Personal medication and First-Aid-Kit with Sun-screen Lotion, Cold-cream, Lip-protector,
- Chocolates & Snacks along the way,
- Small back-pack (self-carry) to carry instant stuffs,
- Backpack – carry by porter(s),
- Flashlight / head-light / torch-light with batteries,
- Personal entertainment (Reading book / I-pod / portable MP3),
- Digital Camera with batteries,
- Binoculars (optional)
- Cash, credit and debit cards
- Ear plugs
- Locks for bags
- Money belt
- Insect repellent
- Pocket knife
- Toilet articles
- Waterproof backpack cover
For above 3500 m altitude,
- Warm Hat / Cap,
- Warm Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna,
- Waterproof Hand-gloves,
- Down Jacket,
- Gore Tex Jacket,
- Warm Sweaters,
- Woolen Shirts,
- Warm Muffler,
- Gore Tex Trouser,
- Warm Trousers,
- Thermal Underwear,
- Woolen Socks,
- Comfortable shoes (light but full trekking boot-waterproof),
- Light sleeping bag
- Waterproof backpack cover.
Documents needed while trekking in Nepal,
- Flight info
- Insurance info
- required visas
- vaccination certificates
- Vouchers and pre-departure information
- Passport size photos
All foreign nationals, except Indians require a visa to enter Nepal. The responsibility of arranging visas is all yours before you travel. Visas can be obtained from embassies abroad and also can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan airport. But if you chose to obtain a visa in Nepal then you have to be prepared for long queues, you have to have one passport size photo and the fees has to paid in US Dollars by cash only. The fee is given below:
Single entry visa valid for 15 Days: US$25
Single entry visa valid for 30 Days: US$40
Single entry visa valid for 90 Days: US$100
Multiple Entry Visa: US$20 (Additional)
Multiple entry visas are useful to those travelers who are planning to visit Tibet, India and / or Bhutan by paying additional US$20 for changing single entry visa to multiple entry visas at Kathmandu Immigration Office.
Some Important Information to Tourist: Don’t or Do’s
- A tourist may stay in Nepal up to 150 days in a visa year (January 1-December 31).
- A tourist may extend his / her visa before expiry of the visa validity period.
- A tourist who does not comply with these regulations may be liable of fine and other prosecution as provided in Immigration Act and Rules.
- A foreigner having obtained tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving, remuneration.
- A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose she / he has obtained the visa.
Tipping is not a mandatory part of tourism culture. It is a personal matter which is not included in the tour in Nepal price and the trekking in Nepal price. Although, it is not mandatory but it is expected by the team such as drivers, staffs, guides etc. Therefore, if you are happy with the trekking team then you can tip them the amount you like at the end of the trekking in Nepal.
Travel Insurance is a very important part to participate on any of the trips. It is not included in the trip price. It must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation, personal liability and repatriation. The minimum coverage has to be of US $200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. Therefore, you have to choose such kind of policy. We also recommend that it covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
We understand that plans and programs change due to unwanted and unexpected circumstances so there is always space to cancel the trip. We do not normally charge for the cancellation but due to different policy of different factors there will be some cancellation charges.
Cancellation rule for Trekking in Nepal / Tour in Nepal
-If the cancellation made before 3-7 days of the trip departure date, 10% of the total trip cost will be charged.
-If cancellation made within 3 days of the departure or upon arrival in Kathmandu, no refund shall be provided.
Cancellation rule for Air ticket purchase
-If Cancellation made before 07 days of the trip departure date, 10% of the total face value cost will be charged as cancellation.
-If cancellation made within 3 days of the departure date, 33% of the total face value cost will be charged as cancellation.
-If cancellation made before 24 hours of the departure date, no refund shall be provided.
-No refund will be made of the deposit amount in case of cancellation of trip for any other else reason.
-No refund will be made to clients who drop out from the journey regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.