Kongde Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Duration: 10 days
  • Trek Duration: 6
  • Trip Code: SHTT-104
  • Trip Cost: $$.....
  • Primary Activity: Trekking, Hiking and Many more…
  • Secondary Activity: Sightseeing, cultural and historical trek
  • Max. Group Size: PAX 15
  • Min. Group Size: PAX
  • Starts Point: Kathmandu
  • Ends Point: Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Height: 5050m
  • Trip Mode: Lodge Trek&Camping terk
  • Accommodation: Good hotel in Kathmandu, and teahouses during the trek. (or as you desire)
  • Season: The best season for Kongde Base Camp Trek is autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May).
  • Other Info: ECO FRIENDLY TREK WE HAVE TO RESPECT LOCAL CULTUR AND NATURE AND WILDLIFE

Trip Information

Our tour begins in Kathmandu where we will visit cultural and historical monuments and places of interest. Next day we drive from Kathmandu to Bhandar where our trek begins. We trek from Bhandar to Sete and Junbesi, which are traditional Sherpa villages. We pass through beautiful alpine forests along river valleys.

We follow the trail that leads to Nunthala and trek further to reach Buspa. The trail continues until we reach Surke and then to Phakding. From Phakding we travel to Namche Bazaar and enjoy the Bravura region which offers great views of beautiful mountains of the Himalayan range. Leaving Namche behind we trek along a high traversing path where we have our first sight of Mt. Everest. Walking further we reach Thyangboche Monastery. The steady walk following the glacier takes us to Lobuche from where we get to see the spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Taweche and other peaks in this mountain range. Hiking further we reach to Gorak Shep. We carry on our journey to reach the famous vantage point, Kala Patthar, which offers a wonderful panoramic view of the world's tallest mountains.

What is a tea house trek?
You will encounter many tea houses on your trek. A tea house is a lodge operated by the locals of a village to support their family and community. During the evenings and night the teahouses offer you beverages, food, warmth, and a chance to chat with other trekkers and locals. Teahouses are not five star hotels, but basic accommodation including breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a very affordable price. Many teahouses offer hot showers where you have to a small fee (usually around $2). Wifi and battery charge is also offered with a small fee.

What is a camping trek?
As the name suggests, a camping trek is camping, in which you will have to accommodate yourself and your companions along with the staff in tents. The tents will consist of kitchens and bedrooms. All the tedious and cumbersome tasks will be done by our staff. These kinds of treks are said to be really adventurous and fun.

Are you (Soul Himalaya Treks &Tours) authorized by the government?
Yes, we are fully authorized by the government to conduct any kinds of activities relating to trekking and traveling. All of our guides are licensed and experienced mountain guides.

Should I obtain insurance for the trek?
Yes, we insist you to take out insurance. You should have yourself insured before your arrival to Nepal and it should cover all expenses. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to ask us. Many of our trekkers have been happy with dog tag insurance. https://www.dogtag.com/

Is tipping the guides and porters compulsory?
It is not compulsory. However, it has been a common trait and the guides and porters will be expecting a small amount of tips from you. A small amount to you can hold a great essence in their life and can go a long way to help them and their families. Feel free to ask us for a suggested standard amount.

Are there any kinds of age limit for trekking in the Himalayas?
No. People under 18 should be accompanied by their parents or guardian and should have the required health ability to trek in the Himalayas.

How do I get to Nepal?
It is a really easy procedure. You will get a visa upon arrival at the international airport in Nepal. It is best to bring cash to the airport. There are times where the credit card machine is down, and this can cause travelers a huge headache. We have a completely independent article providing you with all the information you need for traveling to Nepal. Please, take a look.

Are the trekking personnel fluent in talking English?
Yes, all of our guides are fluent in English. We only provide jobs to trekking guides who have impeccable speaking skills in English and experience in the mountains. Please feel free to ask them about the environment and the Sherpa culture which you will encounter on your trek.

How long should we walk every day?
In average you will walk at least 5 hours but no more than 7 hours. It is common to begin early in the morning, have an hour rest for a lunch, and arrive at a teahouse well before sunset.

What is the best season to schedule our trek to Nepal?
Frankly speaking, Nepal is a place where you will enjoy your time throughout the year. There are no such restraints in traveling and enjoying Nepal any time in the year. However, as a whole, March-May and September-November are mostly preferred by the trekkers and travelers in Nepal.

What kind of foods will we be served during our trek?
You will be astounded with all the local and international food items you will get to choose in tea house during the trek. A typical teahouse will serve items such as rice, potatoes, curry, vegetables, dumplings, pasta, soup, and lots of local tea. All the food you will be served will be highly fresh, hygienic, energetic and organic.

Can I travel alone?
Yes, definitely. But, we suggest you to take at least one guide with you in the case of something happening. Our guides are first aid trained and are quick to recognize symptoms of possible altitude sickness and trained to prevent it from getting worse.

Can we hire trekking equipments from you?
Unfortunately, that’s a ‘no’. But, you surely can hire it from Kathmandu and we will help you. You will find equipment in Kathmandu to be much more affordable than your home countries.

What to do during any emergencies?
We understand the possibilities of any kind of emergencies and we ensure that we will do the utmost of our abilities to assist you. Everything, however, is not in our hands and there are some legal constraints too. We assure you that we will always stand besides you and help you in any possible way.

How should I dress for the trek?
Dress codes vary according to altitude of travel and duration of the trek too. Come with clothing you feel comfortable in and could wear for long periods of time. For more information please contact us, and we can provide with a gear list. We will be more than happy to assist you.

What is the maximum weight allowed on domestic flights?
The normal weight limit for domestic flights is 15 kg. If you would like to carry more than 15 kg there will be a fee.

Are all the trekking routes facilitated with efficient communication facilities?
Almost, but some parts of some trek are deprived of effective communication facilities. We ensure you that you won’t have to go 3 days without Internet or communication facilities.

What If I get sick during the trek?
Our trekking guides have attended various kinds of first aid training programs and will provide you with some general medications. If the case becomes serious, you will be taken to a local hospital or maybe back Kathmandu for treatment. Prior to the trek, please notify us with any allergies that you may have so we can best assist you.
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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.

PACKS&BAGS
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.

FOOTWEAR 
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.

MISCELLANEOUS TIMES 
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. www.soulhimalayatreks.com                                     info@soulhimalayatreks.com

Cost Include

  • 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
  • Farewell dinners.
  • 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
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Cost Exclude

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses like showers and internet 
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
  • Bar & Beverage bills

Trip Itinerary