DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Altitude: 1 350m
DAY 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation: 1350m
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding: (35 min by flight Lukla: 2800m & Phakding: 2610m 3/4hours
Day 4: Phakding to Namche: 3440m 5-6 hours
Day 5: Namche Bazaar: 3440m-Acclimatization Day hike to everest view hotel then visit khumjung village 6\7 hours
Day 6: Namche to Thame: 3440m 3 to 4 hours
Day 7: Thame to Lumde: 4137m 4 to 5 hours
Day 8: Lumde to Gokyo via Ranjo la: 5465m 7/8 hours (note we don’t need to ko gokyo ri because we can see better view point from ranjo la pass )
Day 9: Gokyo to Thaknak: 4750m 3 hours
Day 10: Thanknak to Zungla via Chola pass: 5367m 6/7 hours
Day 11-: Zumgla to lhabuchee : 4910m4\5hours
Day 12: Labuche to Gorashep 5100m Hike up to the Base Camp back to Goraksheep : 5,364m 6/7 hours
Day 13: Hike up to Kalapatthar: 5550m then back to Gorasheep trek to Lobuche: 4445m 6/7 hours
Day 14: labuche to kongma la pass 5535m Chukung: 4,730m 7/78hours
Day 15: chhukum to Tengboche: 3,860m 5-6 hours
Day 16: tengbuche to namche : 3640m4-5 hours
Day 17: namche to Lukla: 2,800m 6 to 7 hours
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu: 1350m35minute
Day 19: Departure Day: 1350m
DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Altitude: 1, 350m.
After the arrival of you’re at Tribhuwan International Airport, our customer receiving member will greet with attractive preparations and will drive you up to the booked hotel from the means of your comfort. If your arrival is accurate as planned then, we will also take you to well-hygienic restaurant along with opportunity to take a short glimpse over the taste of foods, entertaining dances, etc. of different ethnic castes of Nepal and if the arrival is late then we may do this in next day. Next day morning, you will be taken to the head office and you will be told about your trekking routes, activities, destinations and their time periods briefly. Then, we will introduce you to your trekking guide.
DAY 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation: 1350m.
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks include the World Heritage Sites: the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Himalayan Glacier Trekking briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding: 35minute Lukla: 2800m & Phakding: 2610m 4 to 5 hours
According to the scheduled flight time, the guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport. The flight provides awesome views of different mountains. After you reach to Lukla, we will have a local or your desired dinner in the lodge. Today’s trek starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, you can fresh up or either hike to the Gompa.
Day 4: Trek to Namche: 3440m 5-6 hours
After an early breakfast, we will start our trek to Namche. The trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmatha National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, we will drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the foundation of the hill. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. We will stay overnight at a local Lodge.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar: 3440m Acclimatization Day
Today is an acclimatization day. As your body might have never experienced such a high altitude, your body must need some time to cope with the environment. But, you will get everything you need to spend a day at the Namche Bazaar. You can visit an old Sherpa village named Thamo to view their culture and tradition from a closer viewpoint. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Muesuem and monastery as per your interest and time.
Day 6: Trek to Thame: 3440m 3 to 4 hours
After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue to Thame. After lunch, we will rest a little while and explore the Sherpa village and its culture. There is small Hydro power where you can visit
Day 7: Trek to Lumde: 4137m 4 to 5 hours
After an early breakfast, we will continue our trek to Lumde. The trail leads uphill to Lumde through the dry valley. It is an interesting walk with the enjoying views of the snow peaked mountains and the valley. Today you won’t see Sherpa village because Thame is the last village of the valley.
Day 8: Trek to Gokyo via Ranjo la: 5465m 7-8 hours
Today, we will trek to Gokyo via Ranjo la after breakfast. The trail leads uphill for an hour and half and then easy walks for a while. At the end, there is hard climb to get to the top of the Renjo La from where you will have a splendid view of Mt. Everest with Mt.Nuptse and surrounding peaks. You will also see Gokyo Lake with breathtaking views. From the top of the Renjo La, the trail drops down to the Third Lake (Gokya Lake) and get in to the lodge.
Day 9: Trek to Thaknak: 4750m 3 hours
Today, we will have a short trek but despites, we will start earlier because we will have to walk through the longest glacier of the country called Ngozumpa glacier. There are many rocks on the way which has ice underneath. During the sunny day ice melts pretty fast so we should cross this glacier before the sun gets strong. Once you get in to the Thaknak, it would be better to climb up to the small hill for acclimatization.
Day 10: Trek to Zungla via Chola pass: 5367m 6-7 hours
Today can be said as the hardest day of the trek because it consists of steep climbing too. We will start our trek just after the breakfast. Then, the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola. After that the trail leads you through the rock toward the top which is steep climbing. There are some Buddhist prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains.
Day 11: Trek to Gorekshep: 5,100m 5-6 hours
After having our breakfast, we will continue our trek as Gorakshep as our destination of the day through the rocky trail. On the way you will have great views of the Mt. Everest,Mt. Nuptse,Mt. Pumori and more. You will be able to see Khumbu Glacier on the way. After few up and downs, we will reach Gorakshep.
Day 12: Hike up to the Base Camp: 5,364m 6-7 hours
Today, we will hike up to the Everest Base Camp. This is a day which will fulfil your dreams to visit the base camp of the highest peak in the earth. The day trek might take about 6-7 hours with respect to the weather. You will be able to enjoy the surrounding views of the glacier and mountains. During the climbing season there will be many tents which make colorful looking around.
Day 13: Hike up to Kalapatthar: 5550m and trek to Lobuche: 4445m 6-7 hours
Today, we will start our day trek before breakfast. The trek might take about 2 hours up to kalapatthar(5550m),which is considered to be the greatest view point of the Everest region from which you can get splendid views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori , Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamerserku, Mera Peak and many more. After taking many photographs, we will trek down to the lodge at Gorekshep for breakfast and continue your walk down to Lobuche.
Day 14: Trek to Chukung : 4,730m via Kongma la pass :5535m 6-7 hours
Today, after having an early breakfast, we will start our day walking through the Khumbhu glacier towards east. After crossing the glacier and river the trail leads up to the pass which is the highest pass of this trip. After hard climb to the top, the trail drops steep down to the Chukung valley where our day ends.
Day 15: Trek to Tengboche: 3,860m 5-6 hours
Today is an easy day which is downhill through the valley. The trail continues leads down to the Dingboche then after the walking valley gets change through few Sherpa villages. After Pangboche village the trail drops down to the river and cross the bridge. Then, the trail leads up to the Tengboche where the oldest Monastery situated on the top of the hill.
Day 16: Trek to Namche: 3440m4-5 hours
Today your day starts walking steep downhill through the Rhododendron woodland. Once we get at the bottom of the hill, we will cross the bridge and steep climbing through the pine and Juniper forest to the Khumjung. After exploring the village at Khumjung, we will have Lunch and continue our walk to the Namche Bazzar.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla: 2,800m 6 to 7 hours
Today is in fact the last day of our trek. After fulfilling some formalities at the check-post of the National park at Monju, we will continue out walk to the Phakding for lunch. After that our last day of the trek continue to the Lukla
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu: 1350m35minute
Today, we will have an early flight to Kathmandu. We might probably have a morning flight. Once you are at the airport at Kathmandu, guide will assist to get in to your hotel by private vehicle.
After reaching the capital, you can visit the heritage sites of the valley, go for shopping for your relatives or just have some rest for your body.
Day 19: Departure Day: 1350m
Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your connecting flight home. It’s been wonderful meeting you & knowing you all of these weeks. We are sure you’ve had the vacation of a lifetime & we hope you will pass on your experiences to the generations to come. We will remember you & also hope you will remember us in the days ahead. Take care!!! You can place any of your complaints, recommendations or suggestions regarding any matter
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
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 leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
soul himalaya trek bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes
Personal equipment for trekking
Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency Rescue evacuation
Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
Bar & Beverage bills
UPER BODY LAYERS
Walking t-shirt -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is quick dry.
Sleeping t-shirt -1 it is can be cotton
Thermal base layers top -1mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester ,capilene or polartec power dry
Insulating layers -1mid wight fleece that can be worm over other layers
Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold
Rain jacket -1 essential
Down jacket -1 essential its very cold up high or depend how high are you going.
LOWER BODY LAYERS
Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light wight trousers no cotton but zip offs are good.
Sleeping trousers 1 light wight yoga style evening sleeping but no jeans.
Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.
Rain pants -1 advisable
Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.
Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. but SHTT provides duffel bags for the duration of trek these are easier for the potters to cary.
Day pack with rain cover -1for cary your personal items during the treks eg camera and chocolate water.
Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).
Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.
Trekking boots -1 must be well worm and comfortable with ankle support.
Socks -3 good and worm enough
Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light wight for evening use.
Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder as you like.
Water purification drops -1 it is cheep and easy to buy in kathmandu (piyous).
Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.
Sunglass -1 essential good uv protection.
Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater.
Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes.
Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking.
Worm woolen head -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.
Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries.
Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).
Travel towel -1 light wight and compact.
Wash kit -1 travel itms for the trek.
Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hand clean.
Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks
Book or journal as you like.
Pack of cadrs for evening fun.
Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in kathmandu.
Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in mountain.
Trekking poles optional advisable for anyone with knee issues.
Gloves worm enough.
Nack wormer \Buff.
A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IT IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE .
All of above the equipment you can get cheaply in kathmandu.If you have any queries please feel free to ask.
1. How can I enter in Nepal?
In South Asia, Nepal is known as one of the most popular tourist destination. Direct and non- stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu (Capital city of Nepal) are also available in several airlines. Such as direct flights from Paris, London, Doha, Frankfurt, Osaka, Shanghi, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Karachi, Hong-Kong, Bombay, Delhi, Paro, Culcutta, Varanasi and Lhasa.
2. Is someone is going to pick me up from the airport with transfer included?
Yes, the member from our company will come to the airport to pick you up with a display card of Nepal Wild-Land Adventure Company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included for our clients.
3. Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, first of all our staff will receive you at the airport and help you transfer to the hotel while our tour leader will be in waiting for you to give a few brief details regarding about the trip (Trekking).
While briefing our clients are kindly requested to bring their passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travelling insurance, notepad and writing pen with them.
4. What is our daily routine while in trekking?
We wake up normally at 7am in the morning. And after having breakfast, we repack our stuff and leave it with our other Sherpa team.
We normally go on a trail before 8am, all you need to carry is a stuff which are necessary to you and a camera to capture the beautiful moments while trekking. Our Sherpa team guides hike with an interesting flora and fauna sights. You can also find the spot to relax, use toilet facilities, purchase snacks or any drinks which you prefer and shop for souvenirs.
We will have lunch within 11am to 12pm. A usual day's trek normally ends in the early afternoon like 4pm to 4:30pm. After that you can have a quality time for yourself to read or nap before dinner.
After dinner you can play cards, rememorize all the breath taking moments of your day or chat about tomorrows hiking plans.
5. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
Yes, of course. Telephone services and internet services are available in all the trekking routes in Everest, Annapurna and Lang tang areas.
6. Can I recharge my camera and other gadgets batteries along the trek?
Yes, in most of the places you can charge your batteries along our trek.
7. About water – are they available at each teahouse? Or are we supposed to bring iodine tablets?
You can buy mineral water, filter or boiled water during the trekking trail. If you want to bring iodine tablets then that would be great.
8. What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
Meals on full protein and nutritious basis will be provided to you during our trekking. Warm and freshly cooked food is served (Western, Continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places). Normally three meals each day will be provided.
9. What will happen if there is an emergency?
For the emergency case, all of our guides are well trained in the basic first aid and can handle the basic aliments that may occur on trek. If the case is out of hand then our team of Nepal Wild-land Adventure trekking will cover the required expenses of rescue operation likewise it is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such as event where these expenses will be needed to recovered from your insurance company. In most regions there are also help posts which have been organized and established by the foreign doctors with an expert staffs.
10. Are all of your company staff insured?
All the trekking staff including guides, Sherpas, cooks and porters of our company is insured. They are all protected by fine life insurance policy with facilities of warm clothing and proper shelter on high altitude. We make sure to insure our staff member to be well paid and properly insured.
11. Could you give us some information about the guide?
We guarantee for the safety and security of all the trekkers with the many years of experience in this field with you. All of our staffs and members are well trained on this field with a trekking guide license and experience. We only hire the professional guides who are able to serve in a effective way to the guest and good in fluent English and also the one who can adjust to the Trekkers desired language. Our team members are expert one and are also active for any services as per the preference Of the Trekkers.
12. What kinds of banking facilities are provided in Nepal?
In Nepal you can find modern banking facilities with international banks in KTM (Kathmandu). All foreign currencies along with credit cards are accepted in Nepal. For eg: American Express, Visa and Master Cards. You can also find A.T.M facilities in Nepal.
13. Is travelling alone women with your company is safe?
We guarantee all the safety and security for every individual women traveler while with us. We are more alert and confident for such issues. You can believe us without any doubt for your safety. All the guides of our company are well trained and experienced in such types of cases. Personal room on lodge trek and tent for camping is provided to our clients according to their preference.
14. What happens if I have to leave the trip early?
Sometimes communication on mountain region is difficult but we assure you that in the case like this our company guides will make the best effort to obtain the quick transportation and reservation to get you home as quickly as possible in a safe and sound way.
15. Does this trekking company (Nepal Wild-land Adventure) accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept Visa, American Express and Master Cards. In case, if you are paying in person in Nepal then we kindly request you to pay in cash or traveler's cheque because the bank charges for credit cards are quiet high.
16. Can you arrange extra night lodging in case if I arrive early or depart late?
Is there a single room option?
We would be honored to make arrangements such as extra hotel rooms, personalized tour, airport pickup and arrangements for private rooms. If you need a single room then we request you to indicate us that on your application and we will contact you the details and info on single room supplementary costs.
17. Can I bring some food from home?
Yes, you may bring power gel, cereal bars, and similar high energy foods. We suggest you to bring Gatorade because it is one of the most highly recommended to fight dehydration.
18. Except trip price, how much extra money should I take with me?
This case depends on your spending habits. US$ 15 to US$ 20 per meal in Kathmandu is allocated.US$ 12 to US$ 15 a day should be enough to buy water, hot drinks, hot shower, coca cola, chocolates and other preferable stuffs.
19. Is visa to travel in Nepal is needed? What do I need to get my Visa?
Except Indian citizens, all the other foreign nationals need to obtain visa while entering in Nepal. To travel Nepal for 30 days, you need a visa passport, two passport size photos and US$ 40 for your stay.
20. What's the main form of greeting in Nepal?
Namaste or Namaskar are the common form of greeting in Nepal. You can also say the greeting in words as well as a gesture where you have to join your palms together and bring them closer to your chest and above 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaskar holds many meaning like Hello, how are you doing?, nice to meet you, good morning and so on.
21. What is the basic Nepali costume that I should know about?
The main and most important thing is that you should take off your shoes before entering one's home or a temple. And also it is considered illegal to take photographs inside the most temples.