This nice combination of superb trek in the Himalayas along with Nepal’s premier wildlife habitat, the trek offers an ample dose of scenic beauty, flora, fauna and culture. The colorful villages, dense forest
Everest Trek and Chitwan tour is nice combination of superb trek in the Himalayas along with Nepal’s premier wildlife habitat, the trek offers an ample dose of scenic beauty, flora, fauna and culture. The colorful villages, dense forest and furiously flowing snow fed rivers in the Khumbu region give a vivid contrast to the exotic wildlife of Chitwan which is the home to different endangered species of wild animals.
This astonishing trip takes us to the height of Namche Bazaar and Sherpa village of Khumjung from where one can witness the regal Everest along with Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse etc. after exploring the Khumbu valley we will fly back to Kathmandu and make our way to Nepal’s tropical lowlands in Chitwan National Park. In Chitwan we will look after one horned Rhino, Marsh muggers, Gharials, Deer and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. We reside in resort in Sauraha and go on safari on elephant back and canoeing in Rapti River. The trip is known for its majestic scenery, stunning trekking paths and captivating wildlife encounters.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
As soon as you land on the Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will pick you and transfer to the hotel. In the evening there will be briefing about the trek.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today we will indulge ourselves in the surreal of Kathmandu valley. We will pay our visit to Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple which is situated in the bank of holy bagmati and Bhaktapur Durbar square. In the evening we will meet in our office and you will issue with your trek pack and departure information for the next morning.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m)
Early in the morning we will drive to airport and board a flight to Lukla. After landing in Lukla we will start a downhill walk and make our way through Chaurikharka village and we further descend to Ghat (2530m). Following the bank of Dudhkoshi River we finally arrive to Phakding for overnight stay.
Day 04: Trek to Monjo (2835m); 3-4hours
Following the banks of Dudh Koshi River the trail takes us to Tok Tok. From here one can view the excellent vista of Thamserku peak. Further continuing the trail climbs to Monjo (2835m). We will have our lunch and in the remaining time we will explore the area. Intentionally the day has been kept short to assist acclimatization which is very important with rising altitude.
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m); 4hours
Leaving Monjo behind us we enter to Sagarmatha National Park. Walking some distance uphill you will arrive to Jhorsalle (2830m). From Jhorsalle the trek goes uphill on flat terrain and after this we will cross a bridge to the confluence of Bhote koshi and Dudh Koshi River and witnessing the magical panorama of Everest and Nuptse we trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
After having breakfast we will do some sightseeing around Namche and then hike to Everest View Hotel for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Khongde and Khumbi yu La. later we will make our way to Khumjung valley where you can see Hillary school, ancient monastery with Yeti skull and Khunde hospital. After this we will retrace our path back to Namche bazaar for overnight stay.
Day 07: Trek to Tengboche (3867m); 5-6hours
After having breakfast we will continue the trek through the forest to Kenjoma where the trail joins from Khumjung. After passing the village of Sanasa the trail descends to Phunki Tenga (3250m). Then again the trail climbs steeply through the forest to Tenboche monastery. From here we will witness the stimulating Himalayan panorama of Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku.
Day 08: Trek to Khumjung (3790m); 4hours
Early in the morning we will visit the Tengboche monastery and nearby museum. In the afternoon we will retrace our path back through the forest of Juniper, Rhododendron and fir to Phukitenga. Again we will cross Dudh Koshi River and go uphill to Trashinga. From here the trail goes uphill above the valley through Shanasa and to the village of Khumjung.
Day 09: Trek to Phakding (2652m); 5hours
From Khumjung the trail gradually moves towards the airstrip at Shyangboche and then to Namche Bazaar. From Namche the trail steepy goes downhill to the Dudh Koshi River. We will retrace our path back to Phakding via Jhorsalle and Monjo.
Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2800m); 3hours
Enjoying the lush green scenery we will continue the downhill walk following the Dudh Koshi River to Lukla. In Lukla we can relax and enjoy the farewell dinner. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu
Early in the morning we will catch a scenic flight back to Kathmandu over the Himalayas. After having lunch we will have plenty of time for sightseeing and shopping.
Day 12: Drive to Chitwan; 5hours
Early in the morning we catch a ride to Chitwan. After arriving in Chitwan we will check into the hotel and discuss about our program. In the evening we will indulge ourselves in Jungle walking in Chitwan National park and at the end we will watch the magnificent view of setting sun from the bank of Budi Rapti River. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 13: Explore Chitwan National Park
Early in the morning we will go canoeing in Budi- Rapti River along with basking alligators. After this we will enjoy elephant riding into the different parts of the park and get the glimpse of Rhino, Deer and different species of native as well as migratory birds. In the afternoon we will visit elephant bredding center and we too can enjoy elephant bathing. In the evening we will drench ourselves into the surreal of Tharu Cultural Program. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu; 5hours
Early in the morning we can do bird watching safari. After having breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu
Today we can enjoy either shopping or sightseeing or simply have rest.
Day 16: Farewell
You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey.
Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is high\low. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.
Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.
Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)”
Hatten zunaechst nur die Flugtickets nach Lukla gebucht, erhielten dann aber auch eine ausgezeichnete Unterstuetzung bei der Planung unserer individuellen Trekkingtouren im Everest Gebiet und zum Tilicho See. Zum Abschluss buchten wir einen Safaritrip zum Chitwan National Park. Wir waren sehr zufrieden und können actual Adventure nur empfehlen.
Grüsse aus der Schweiz
Flurin und Chantal
( October 12 to Nov 16,2012)
First of all, we only booked flight tickets to Lukla over Actual Adventure Pvt :LtD. But we also get a very good support for our individual trek in Everest and Annapurna region. Finally Actual Adventure organized for us also a safari trip in Chitwan Nationalpark which was really great. We were always very satisfied with Actual Adventure and we can highly recommend this company for any kinds of activities.
Regards from Switzerland
Flurin and Chantal
( October 12 to Nov 16,2012)