• kongde trek

    kongde trek

  • Best Trek Season

    Best Trek Season

  • Trip Infromation

    Trip Infromation

Kongde Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Kongde trek  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.

Short Itinerary For Trek

Short Itinerary For Trek

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,845m) & trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 5: Acclimatization day/explore around Thamo or Synboche
Day 6: Trek to Thame (3800m). Around 5 hours trekking
Day 7: Thame day hike
Day 8: Day at leisure/ reserve day in case of flight cancel/Hotel
Day 9: Trek to Kongde (4,250m). Around (7-8) hours trek
Day 10: Drive to Airport for Return flight
Day 11: Kongde day hike
Day 12: Trek to Phakding. (2,610m). Approx 4-5 hours walking
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2850m) 3-4hrs trekking
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu

Trip Infromation

Trip Infromation

Accommodations In Kathmandu, we will have a 3-star hotel room which will be shared in a twin-share basis and will have a supplement of breakfast alongside. The rooms will have attached bathrooms and will have all the facilities that will at least help you have a semi-urban experience judging from where you come. But, during the trek, we will have to forfeit the luxury of a 3-star hotel in the pursuit of what nature has in store for us and travel through the wildlands in local teahouses, which will be very comforting as well but just not luxurious enough in terms of the facilities provided.

Meals

We can have a myriad a local and international cuisines to choose from during the trek though the list of meals will not be as elaborate as you might think, but still we do have options and they surely do taste awesome. We are very careful for providing you with food that is both hygienic and heavy for sustaining your energy throughout the trek. All kinds of meal fall under the package costs during the trek except for when you stay in Kathmandu where we will only be able to offer the breakfast. And, we will also end our lovely soulful trekking experience with a lovely farewell dinner at the end of our trek in Kathmandu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Though it might seem very daunting in the face of it, but we are pretty sure an average human being with average walking capability will be able to complete the trek with no trouble. Our guides are very supportive in terms of your walking abilities during the trek and if needed, s/he will change the entire trek stuructre for you as well. (But, that will come alongside its own repercussions, like longer trekking days). Walking in higher altitude will surely be more tiresome than in lower altitude but the transition between the two will be as smooth as possible. We do recommend to consult with your personal doctor before making the trip though just to make sure.   consult your doctor(s) before the trip.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

We have a perfectly customisable trip flexibilty depending upon your preferred dates and times. We are extremely you-specific in providing our services because we think that is what ultimately matters at the end of the day, how much you enjoy the trip.

Additional Information

We will be more than happy to discuss whatever aspects you find confusing in mail or directly in phone if you prefer.

Visa Information 

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.

If you have obtained visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'.  They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country.  However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.  

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA)  if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.  

You can visit online information for visa: 

http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/visa-information.html                

For tourist visa application link: 

http://ttp://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa  

 

Kathmandu Valley Day Tour

Kathmandu Valley Day Tour

Kathmandu, the city of temples and pilgrimages, is incredibly rich in historic as well as well cultural diversity. This city is filled with temples and remains of the Hindu and Buddhist religious sites. These religious sites and cultural diversity makes Kathmandu unique city and stepping into Kathmandu is like coming altogether to a different world.

Traveling in Kathmandu is like traveling in the Gods own kingdom. The temples and traditional monuments keep you wondering that may be god himself lived here centuries ago. Kathmandu is a big city yet you can capture the most of Kathmandu in a single day.

Pashupatinath Temple Tours 

Pashupatinath means "the load of the animals". This temple is the biggest temple in Nepal and is one of the four most important religious sites of Asia. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Shiva and is one of the most ancient temples of Nepal built in the 5th Century.

This religious site is believed to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when the Shiva Lingam was discovered here. Pashupatinath is situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. It is believed that taking a bath in the Bagmati river will help people cleanse soul so thousand and devotees can be seen taking a bath on the bank of this holy river.

Boudhha Stupa Tour

What do you get to do here? Circle the gigantic stupa while rotating the prayer wheels. Climb the white dome to view the entire square. Visit Bouddhanath at night to see 100 of burning candles and lamps being lit. Shop in the vendors around the stupa and find a perfect souvenir for yourself.

Boudhanath was built in the 14th century and after the arrival of Tibetans following in the year 1959, this stupa has been the center place of the Tibetan Buddhism. Today it is a place for medication, pilgrimage, and a popular tourist site. From the top, Bouddhanath stupa looks like a giant mandala.

In all the Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa).The five Buddha represents the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) which are represented in the stupa's architecture.

Bhaktapur Tours 

Bhaktapur, a city where the past breathes into the present. This glorious city used to be the ruling throne of the Kathmandu valley until the ruling king, Yakshya Malla, divided the valley among his three sons. This division in the kingdom broke the unity among the bothers which lead to fall of the kingdom in the hands of the Shah dynasty ruler from Gorkha. Before the kingdom was lost to the Shah dynasty kings, the kingdom was especially renowned for its Malla Yuddha which was a fierce combat between the two wrestlers. Hence one can observe the idols of the muscular wrestles as the trademark of the city. These carved wrestles are found in the various temples as the guardian of the and the Gods.

Best Trek Season

Best Trek Season

Generally the two best known trekking season of Nepal are after falls and after winter. The month mid of the September to mid of December is considered as the best trekking season in Himalayas. During this time period, the condition of the weather is neither hot nor cold so the mountains are visible crystal clear. Another best season for trekking on Nepal is after winter. Due to the sun the climate gets warmer in spring time and trekkers can enjoy the comfortable climate condition. 
 
Autumn (September-November)
This season is considered as the best trekking season for the trekking in Nepal. Fall season is held on the month of September, October and November. During this time period of season, it offers excellent weather and breath-taking mountain views and making it a good time for trekking. The sky is generally clear which helps to offer outstanding views. 
 
Winter (December-February)
The days are clear in winter season in Nepal. December, January and February months are cold days in mountain. During this season in Nepal it usually snow fall in the higher altitude with colder temperatures. Hence, if you are looking for suitable time period and incredible scenery, this would be a great time to Trek in lower elevations. 
 
Spring (March-May)
Spring season in Nepal is one of the most beautiful time period for trekking and mountain climbing. This season offers varieties of flora blossoming of giant rhododendrons above 3000m. During this time higher altitude trekking are more comfortable and provides excellent mountains view. 
 
Summer (June-August)
The main rainy season month in Nepal is June, July and August. Due to the heavy rainfall the trekking condition on this time period is unfavorable. However this season is ideal for trekking in Tibet and the regions of Nepal connected to Tibet and parts of Nepal like Mustang and Dolpo regions which are alternative behind Himalayas

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,845m) & trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 5: Acclimatization day/explore around Thamo or Synboche
Day 6: Trek to Thame (3800m). Around 5 hours trekking
Day 7: Thame day hike
Day 8: Day at leisure/ reserve day in case of flight cancel/Hotel
Day 9: Trek to Kongde (4,250m). Around (7-8) hours trek
Day 10: Drive to Airport for Return flight
Day 11: Kongde day hike
Day 12: Trek to Phakding. (2,610m). Approx 4-5 hours walking
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2850m) 3-4hrs trekking
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek as per the itinerary
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with up to 3 cups of hot drinks) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu including for the guide) with all applicable taxes
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Strong, experienced, porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) with all meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant in Kathmandu (Optional)
  • All government and local taxes, company service charges

What is not included?

  • Nepalese visa fee, International air tickets, travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation costs
  • 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 dinner in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns or late departures than scheduled program)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Gear list

UPPER 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 can be cotton.

Thermal base layers top -1 mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capilene or polartec power dry. 

Insulating layers -1mid weight fleece that can be worn over other layers 

Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold 

Rain jacket -1 essential 

Down jacket -1 essential it’s very cold above 4,000 meters.

 

 

LOWER BODY LAYERS

Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)

Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton, but zip offs are good.

Sleeping trousers 1 light weight 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. Soul Himalaya provides duffel bags for the duration of the trek. These are easier for the porters to carry.

Day pack with rain cover -1to carry 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 worn and comfortable with ankle support.

Socks -3 good and warm enough and worth spending money on quality socks.

Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light weight for evening use.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 

Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder.  Bladders are preffered

Water purification drops -1 it is cheap 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. 

Warm woolen hat -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 weight and compact. 

Wash kit -1 travel items for the trek. 

Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hands clean. 

Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks 

Book or journal as you like. 

Pack of cards/travel board games 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 the mountains. 

Trekking poles optional and advisable for anyone with knee issues.

Gloves warm enough.  Preferably warmers as well 

Neck warmer \Buff. 

 

A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE 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

 

 

FROM US

15 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Adventure
  •    Destination: Sagarmatha National Park
  •    Activities: Trekking and Adventure
  •    Accommodation: Good Hotel in Kathmandu And Normal Tea House During The Trek
  •    Meals: BLD During The Trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 4200m
  •    Group size: Min 3
  •    Best Season: Spring and Atum

Trip Higlights

One of the most popular trek in Nepal
Family and friend trek at your own pace in comfort and style
A short and easier Himalaya trekking in Khumbu region
Enjoy the panoramic view of Majestic mountain
Spectacular Himalaya mountain views, Sherpa Culture, 

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