13 Days Everest Base Camp Trek-2

13 Days Everest Base Camp trek is the ultimate destination to reach the first base camp of Mt.Everest which is 5364m high from the sea level & Kala Patta which is 5643m high from the sea level. This trek is considered as one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. The absolute meaning of the roof of the world is learnt from this inspiring destination. 

This adventure of your trekking will begins with the flight to Lukla. Lukla is considered as one of the most adventurous and exciting airport in the world. After that, you will start your trekking days towards. On the way, you will go through Sherpa villages and a town named 'Namche Bazaar' which is a beautiful town in that area. Namche bazaar is also a trade centre and tourist hub to relax and experience the entire Everest region at a glance. Sherpa people are famous in the world as they are the king of mountains and have successfully climb Mountains and make world records. You would be amazed with breathtaking view of mountains close to your trip. You will also get to see magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains and ethic cultural group as well as Buddhist monasteries. A well-known Tengboche monastery can also be explore on the way. The serene and luch forest are the major highlights of that place. You must be physically fit to be fitted for this trek. But it is not so difficult trek; it’s a moderate type of trek. It can be the lifetime adventure of adventurers as it offers unique brilliant scenery of the great Mt.Everest and its surrounding peaks. You can see the beauty of flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park. This trip also let you to incorporate the ultimate view point of Kalapatthar. You will have the best panorama present of all the mountains including Mt.Everest massif. 

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01    Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel [Altitude 1336 m]

Day 02    Fly to Lukla [Altitude 2840 m] and trek to Phakding [Altitude 2652 m] [30 min flight & 2-3 hrs trek]

Day 03    Trek To Namche Bazzar [Altitude 3440 m] [5-6 hrs trek]

Day 04    At Namche Bazzar [Altitude 3440 m] 

Day 05    Trek to Tengboche [Altitude 3870 m] [5-6 hrs trek]

Day 06    Trek to Dingboche [Altitude 4410 m] [4-5 hrs trek]

Day 07    Trek to Lobuche [Altitude 4930 m] [5-6 hrs trek]

Day 08    Trek to Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp [Altitude 5180 m] [7-8 hrs trek]

Day 09    Trek to Kala Pattar & trek to Pheriche [Altitude 4280 m] [8-9 hrs trek]

Day 10    Trek to Namche Bazaar [Altitude 3870 m] [5-6 hrs trek]

Day 11    Trek to Lukla [Altitude 2840 m] [4-5 hrs trek]

Day 12    Fly to Kathmandu [40 min flight]

Day 13    Depart from Kathmandu 

Facts of the Trek

  • Grade:                         Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best season:               February, March, April, May, October, November
  • Per day walking:         5-6 hours in average
  • Type of trek:                Teahouse 
  • General Duration:        11 days
  • Maximum Altitude:       5545m Kalapatthar, 5310m Everest Base Camp

Trekking Highlights

  • Views of Mount Everest
  • Year round extensive flora and fauna
  • Unique hill culture to explore
  • Monastery in Tengboche
  • Numerous trekking peaks to climb
  • Connecting treks to remote areas
  • Visit to the Hilary school in Khumjung

Day 01.    Arrival at the Kathmandu[Altitude 1340m]

  • Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
  • Welcome by officer of Destination Nepal 
  • Transfer to the hotel 
  • Briefing about program
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 02.    Kathmandu-Lukla [Altitude 2840 m] [30 min flight]

  • Transfer to Domestic airport 
  • Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding - About 3 hrs walking 
  • Please note that flight is subject to weather conditions. Due to weather, sometime flight may delay and cancel.
  • Upon arrival in Lukla, you will be met by our trek guide and porters. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding where we will spend overnight.
  • Overnight at the local lodge 

Day 03.    Phakding-Namche Bazzar [Altitude 3440 m] [5-6 hrs trek]

  • Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar-About 6 hrs walking
  • Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chauatra to admire the view. We still need to walk about 1 hour to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Day 04.    Namche Bazzar [Altitude 3440 m] 

  • Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
  • Namche Bazaar is a highly important village for the Sherpa people. In the morning we visit the Sherpa Museum and Visitor Centre. This contains an interesting display on Sherpa life and culture, lots of information on the forests, wildlife and plants of the area and an exhibit on the history of climbing in the Khumbu.
  • The afternoon is free for you to make an excursion up the valley beyond Namche towards the village of Thamo or you can relax in the village. About 4 hours walk round trip.
  • Overnight at the local lodge 

Day 05.    Namche Bazzar-Tengboche  [Altitude 3870 m] [5-6 hrs trek]

  • Namche to Tengboche (3870m) or Deboche (3750m)
  • Trek from Namche to Tengboche– about 6 hrs walking 
  • We ascend out of the village and follow a high, fairly level path above the Dudh Kosi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse as we go. We pass the various 'shops' set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend through forest of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki (3250m). We make another ascent on a switch-back trail, sometimes made quite dusty by yak trains, to reach the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery(3867m) from where there are brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam.andTaboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest.. We stay overnight below the monastery.
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Day 06.    Tengboche-Dingboche [Altitude 4410 m] [4-5 hrs trek]

  • Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche–About 5 hrs walking 
  • We start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and we walk exciting bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Day 07.    Dingboche-Lobuche [Altitude 4930 m] [5-6 hrs trek]

  • Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche- about 6 hrs walking 
  • We are now well above the tree line and our walking today bringing us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Dughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpas killed on expeditions to Everest. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m.
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Day 08.    Lobuche-Gorakshep [Altitude 5180 m] [7-8 hrs trek]

  • Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and a day trip to Everest Base Camp (5364m) –About 8 hours walking 
  • A very long, hard day today as we leave very early, following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorakshep (5,180m)- About 3 hrs walk. After a rest and something to eat we trek across the sandy flat at Gorakshep and climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends the side of the glacier for a couple of hours before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. Nuptse towers above us and Pumori rears up behind us. After a short photo stop we retrace our steps to Gorakshep for overnight
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Day 09.    Gorakshep- Kala Pattar-Pheriche [Altitude 4280 m] [7-8 hrs trek]

  • Early morning trip to Kala Pattar(5545m) and descent to Pheriche from Gorakshep after breakfast – About 8-9 hrs walking 
  • Today is considered to be the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature departure beforehand. Plus there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to snap pictures. After several hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime.
  • We return to Gorakshep for breakfast and retrace our steps to Lobuje for lunch and then continue on down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche for overnight
  • (Please note that the walk to Everest Base Camp and the climb of Kala Pattar are both tough. Sometimes we may change the order in which we tackle the walks depending on the group's ability and weather conditions).
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Day 10.    Pheriche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar [Altitude 3860 m] [6-7 hrs trek]

  • Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche-Namche- 6-7 hrs walking 
  • Today, we trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it is spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a relaxed lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. At this point, we would like to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Day 11.    Namche-Lukla [Altitude 2840 m] [6-8 hrs trek]

  • Trek from Namche to Lukla – About 6-8 hrs walking 
  • The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces! Overnight in Lukla
  • Overnight at the local lodge

Day 12.    Lukla-Kathmandu [40 min ]

  • Flight to Kathmandu 
  • Overnight at the hotel 

Day 13.    Depart from Kathmandu

  • Today is your last day in the highest country on earth. 
  • Free time until departure
  • Transfer to the international airport for final departure (Or stay longer for short tours - ask us)
  • We hope you had a magical experience in the Himalayas and we hope to see you again soon.

 

 

2022 2023

Price For 2022
Package Categories Group size SRS extra bed child w/ bed child w/o bed
Single 2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 10
luxury 1995 1525 1445 1400 1360 140 1195 1050 880
comfort 1790 1380 1300 1255 1210 85 1100 970 830
standard 1630 1250 1185 1140 1095 55 1020 895 770
budget 1570 1210 1145 1095 1055 40 980 860 745
Price For 2023
Package Categories Group size SRS extra bed child w/ bed child w/o bed
Single 2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 8 9 to 10
luxury 2090 1555 1470 1420 1380 200 1230 1095 895
comfort 1885 1410 1330 1280 1240 140 1160 1025 850
standard 1725 1285 1215 1165 1125 110 1055 930 790
budget 1670 1240 1170 1120 1075 100 1005 885 765

PRICE: in US$ [subject to availability at the time of confirmation]

Notes: 

  • The above rates are net inclusive all taxes & per person on twin/double sharing basis. 
  • SRS-single room supplement
  • If you are booking online to this package within 2 month of the travel date, Pls contact us for confirmation (WhatsApp/Viber: +977 9851148105)
  • The timing of sightseeing points shall be fixing by local operator due to traffic & weather conditions 
  • Non-refundable for any cancellation that made by clients after tour start  
  • Following guide are available on the supplementary charge: "Spanish, Germany, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese & Korean etc as per your requirement"

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All tours & transfer as per the given itinerary by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle 
  • All sightseeing tours with an English speaking local guide as per itinerary
  • TIMS Card & permit fees
  • Trekking guide & porter 
  • Free Trekking Bag
  • Kathmandu-Lukla return airfare 
  • All activities which are mention in above itinerary 
  • Daily buffet breakfast in Kathmandu 
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trekking time 
  • All accommodation in the mention hotel 
Category Hotel Details
Luxury 2 Nights Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu
10 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Comfort 2 Nights Maya Manor Boutique or similar in Kathmandu
10 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Standard  2 Nights Hotel Buddy or similar in Kathmandu
10 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Budget 2 Nights Hotel Pilgrims or similar in Kathmandu
10 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Nepal Visa fees  
  • International airfare
  • Air-conditional vehicle for budget package
  • Tips for driver, guide &  porter [It is not compulsory]
  • Meals  in Kathmandu [US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
  • Necessary trekking equipment and things as per check list
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
  • Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc
  • Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control

 

 

 

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SUGGESTED CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we suggest that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable. You can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu.
All equipment and other items are carried by the porters and should have weight limitation of approximately 12-15 kg. It is only necessary you to carry a camera or small daypack!
Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to -20 Degree Celsius
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles/Water bottle
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletries
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Binoculars/Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book/Journal & Pen>
  • IPod

WALKING GRADES AND FITNESS
Everest Base Camp Trek is graded as Strenuous. To qualify for Everest base camp trek, you should be in excellent health & fitness, should be able to walk 6-7 hours a day in average. Some days, you might even need to walk more than above and should have past hiking experience too. So, besides physical attribute, you need to come up with positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination to complete the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip is good idea to enhance your strength and stability. No technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital that you consult with your doctor before you decide and sign up for the Everest Base camp trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform Destination Nepal Tours & Travels before booking the trek.

LODGES/TEAHOUSES IN TREKKING
Our accommodation whilst on Everest Base Camp Trek on twin room sharing basis in a simple locally run lodges, known as teahouses and it's a great pleasure to support these small local businesses. Rooms are simply furnished with just a bed and occasionally a small table. You will need to bring a sleeping bag. Please note, normally washing and toilet facilities are shared and may be in a separate part of the teahouse or outside. It's great to enjoy the company of your fellow travelers and share a tale with other trekkers in the evening in the dining area.
If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying extra as indicated on cost section. But, you need to understand that in teahouses/lodges of higher elevation area single room is not always possible. We guarantee single room in Kathmandu only. Single room is may not be possible at local lodge during your trek

MEALS & DRINKING WATER
On this trek we provide standard breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water (extra cost to be paid) and treat with water purification pills.

LUGGAGE WHILE TREKKING
During the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porter or yaks. Please keep your luggage as light as possible around 12 kg. You simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket etc. You can leave your valuable items at your hotel while trekking. Many hotels have a locker system and provide a deposit slip for the valuables kept under the hotel's safekeeping. You may also leave your extra things at your hotel which is not required for your trek in your main luggage. Please note that we will provide complimentary kit bag for you before your trek starts so that you can pack all your necessary things.

TREKKING CREW
On tea house trek you will be accompanied by a team of local crew whose aim is to make the trek as comfortable and enjoyable as much possible. The crew consists of a trek guide/leader and a team of porters to carry all your gear. On average, there will be a ratio of one porter to every two trekkers.
The most important thing that makes your Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek guide and the crew members with ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by experienced trek guide. All of our trekking guides/leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude.

PERSONAL EXPENSES
Everest Region is more expensive than the other regions in Nepal, as most of the goods have to be shipped by airplane and then carried to their final destination by porters. On this trek breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (a few smaller shops are available along the trail in some areas) tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places).

Internal & international Flight
The starting point of the trek is in Lukla which is connected by a 40 mins flight from Kathmandu.
Please note adverse weather conditions at Lukla airport may occasionally mean that your flight to/from Kathmandu cannot operate. Destination Nepal Tours & Travels has built in additional days to the itinerary to accommodate this. However, very rarely persistent adverse weather could mean that the start of your trek or your return to Kathmandu is delayed. Ultimately any prolonged delay of your return to Kathmandu may result in missing your intended international flight; in such circumstances Destination Nepal Tours & Travels will make every effort in helping to rebook clients onto the next available flight (in the appropriate booking class and with the same international carrier). However, any extra cost is incurred for re-booking flight to be borne by yourself charged by airlines
In case of your flight delay/cancellation happens at begin of your trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are liberal to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna or Langtang or any other regions. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose your time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancelation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc) included in the package that you would not use later.

COMMUNICATION
There are a couple of telephone facilities in the Everest region up to Namche Bazaar. Cell phones work fine up to Tengboche also at Everest Base Camp.

TYPICAL DAY ON TREK
Each morning after packing our bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

MEETING AND GREETING IN KATHMANDU
You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a 'meeting and greeting' service at the Kathmandu Airport. You just pass through the Customs and come out of the Arrival Terminal Hall after collecting your baggage where you will see our representative /guide standing with a placard that states Destination Nepal Tours & Travels' with your own name.

CLIMATE & BEST TIME TO GO
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the classic Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm offering outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, and Feb) is also good for EBC trek, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.

PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Sherpas live in the upper regions of Solu Khumbu. They emigrated from Tibet about 600 years ago. The Khumbu region has provided a strong group of able bodied, hardy and fearless Sherpa porters and guides. Sherpas practice Tibetan Buddhism which is also known as Lama Buddhism.

ITINERARY CHANGES
Depending on the prevailing situation, itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your trek guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original.

RESCUE/EVACUATIONS
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu.

INSURANCE
It is recommended of joining any of Destination Nepal Tours & Travels trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange insurance. Please note that your insurance should be covered 5600m

NEPAL VISA 
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph. So, please download form from the link below (visa form) and get ready while you are passing through the immigration Point. Only People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. For more and updated information: Click here

VISA FEES

Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

  • Children below 10 years except US citizens
  • Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year.  Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
  • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals

Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).

Visa Extension

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

PASSPORT AND VISAS: 
You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip; please refer to the Trip Notes for details. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.

INFORMATION FOR INDIAN CITIZENS: 

Visa is not require for an Indian citizens For updated information: Click here

Identity documents required for Indian citizen going to/coming from Nepal by Air:-

  • Valid National passport.
  • Photo Identity card issued by the Government of India/State Govt./UT Administration in India to their employees or Election ID card issued by Election Commission of India.
  • Emergency Certificate issued by Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
  • Identity Certificate issued by Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
  • Persons in the age of group of above 65 years and below 15 years would be exempted from the requirement of approved identity documents mentioned at SL. No. (i),(ii),(iii) and (iv). However, they must have some documents with photograph to confirm their age and identity such as PAN card, Driving license, CGHS card, Ration card etc.
  • Children between the age group of 15 to 18 years may be allowed to travel between India and Nepal on the strength of Identity certificate issued by the principal of the school in the prescribed performa.
  • In case of a family (family means husband wife, minor children and parents) traveling together, the approved identification document at SL. NO.(i) ),(ii),(iii) and (iv) would not be insisted from all the family members if one of the adult members of the family has in possession of one of the prescribed identification document  at SL. NO.(i) ,(ii),(iii) and (iv). However, the other family members must have some proof of their identity with photograph and their relationship as a family viz. CGHS card, Ration card, Driving license, ID card issued by school/college etc.

Note:-

  • Aadhaar (UID) card is not an acceptable travel document for travel to Nepal/Bhutan.
  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Nepal to Indian nationals is not an acceptable travel document for travelling between India and Nepal.  
  • The Emergency Certificate & Identity Certificate issued by the Embassy of India, Kathmandu will be valid for single journey for travelling back to India

Note: Please note that visa fees and rules are subject to change. 

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
The beautiful environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. At Destination Nepal Tours & Travels, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize the detrimental impact on the environment as much as possible.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Destination Nepal Tours & Travels works with the motto 'Development through Tourism'. Keeping in line with this motto, NT encourages its clients who besides trekking and climbing the Himalayas are also interested in contributing for the development of Nepal.

CARE FOR PORTERS AND STAFFS
We ensure that all porters and all other staff climbing in high altitude conditions are provided with adequate clothing and equipment. We ensure that the porters we hire are insured. We run the trek according to the guidelines of the International Porter Protection group (IPPG- www.ippg.net).

PRE-TRIP MEETING
On the second day of the itinerary, we host a Pre-Trip short Meeting at the hotel by your trek guide, the primary purpose of the meeting is to provide brief information on your trek and equipments hiring if needed.
Please bring the following thing on the meeting-

  • Passport
  • Two copies of Passport size photos each.
  • Travel Insurance Policy.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs, including advice re: the legality of and local attitudes towards same-sex relationships.

TIPS
Tipping is the accepted way of saying 'thank you' for good service. Tips do not form part of the wages of your guides, porters and trek crew but they are very much appreciated. It is important to remember that tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. Normally the tips are given at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Your booking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of 40% of total trip cost & the balance 60% of total trip cost after on arrival in Kathmandu. 

CANCELATION 
In case of cancellation by the Traveller, the Agency has the right to charge a percentage cancellation fee according to the following scale:

  • Up to 30 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 20% 
  • 15-29 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 30% 
  • 7-14 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 60% 
  • 6 or less days until the “Trip Start Day” and in the event of non-appearance a fees of 90%