Prior to the
airfield built in Lukla in 1964 all the treks to Khumbu region went through the
village of Jiri which is situated in Dolakha district. This relatively easy
trek goes through the most unspoiled Himalayan foothills of Nepal as it takes
you to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar.
with the meek altitude we will start walking to east and the trek goes through
lots of ups and down. The trail takes us through the furiously galloping snow
fed rivers, forested ridges, scenic terraced slopes, appealing hamlets, vibrant
timeless monasteries and over the top uber-friendly people. Upon reaching to
the Khumbu valley we will be more than pleased by the awe-inspiring view of
snow-clad Himalayas which includes Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest itself. The
trek ends with a scenic airstrip from Lukla back to Kathmandu through the
Himalayas. This trek is ideal for all those trekkers who want to experience the
solitude in lower attitude with a special touch of Everest.
goes through the well established trekking trails. Following the Dudh Koshi
River we will come along several high passes in the way which includes Lamjura
Pass (3530m) which is higher than Namche. The altitude gain in the trek is
quite gradual and as there are several acclimatization period making the
journey a modest one. This fairly challenging trek is designed for all those
adventure junkies who love to walk and enjoy whatever comes in the way.
As soon as
you land on the Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will pick
you and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Jiri
breakfast we will catch a ride to Jiri. We will drive through the foothills of
Himalayas. Jiri is situated 187km north-east of Kathmandu and takes around
6-7hours to reach.
Day 3: Trek to Shivalaya (1810m);
way through Mali Danda (2440m), today we will trek to our camping site in
Day 4: Trek to Bhandar (2110m);
Shivalaya behind us we will trek to Thodung cheese factory and cross Deorali
Pass (2730m) and ultimately to our camping site in Bhandar.
Day 5: Trek to Sete (2520m); 6-7hours
descends from Bhandar through the terraced fields and dense forest to the Likhu
Khola. As we cross the river we will start a long climb to Lamjura Pass. Making
our way through the settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda the trail descends down
to Surma Khola. Continuing the walk in the Likhu Khola valley we will finally
arrive to our camping site in Sete.
Day 6: Trek to Junbesi (2580m); 6-7hours
Continuing the climb to
Lamjura La(3530m) through the forest of pine, magnolia, birch, maple and
rhododendron we make our way through the village of Dagchu and Goyem. After crossing the pass we trek to Tragdobuk
Day 7: Trek to Nhuntala (2220m);
Leaving Junbesi behind us
we will continue our trek with the astonishing vista of Himalayas including
Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku, Mera Peak and many others. The trek
continues to Salung and descends to Ringmo Khola. Climb up to Ringmo and cross
Trakshindo La pass and descend to Trashindao. Continue the walk for another one
hour through the forest of Juniper and Rhododendron to Nhuntala.
Day 8: Trek to Bupsa (2360m);
The trail goes down to
Dudh Koshi River. Following the Dudh Koshi River the trail goes north towards
the Khumbu. A gradual ascent of the valley takes us to Bupsa for overnight stay
via Jubing, Churkha and Kharikhola.
Day 9: Trek to Chuplung (2710m);
From Bupsa the trail goes
through the forested area to Kharte. Gradual ascent from Kharte brings us to
Khali La pass which offers the magnificent view of Himalayas. Descend to Puiyan
then to Surke. From Surke the trail goes up to Chaurikharka and then to
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar
From Chuplung the trail
descends down to Phakding (2652m). From Phakding following the beautiful Dudh
Koshi River through the beautiful Pine forest and passing the settlements of
Benkar, Chumao and Monjo we will trek to Namche. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day Y11: Explore the area
Today we will climb to
classic viewpoint of Everest which is situataed above Namche at the altitude of
3800 and offers 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.
Trek to Lukla (2800m); 6-7hours
From Namche the trail descends
following the Dudh Koshi River. Walking through few Sherpa villages we pass
prayer stones and prayer flags which bring us to Lukla. Stay overnight at lodge
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
Free day in Kathmandu
Today we can enjoy either shopping or sightseeing or simply have rest.
You will be
transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey
- Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
- Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.
Electricity in Nepal
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 highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.
Nepal Climate information
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.
Nepal Visas information
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
Respect to Local Peoples
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)”