Trip length: 21 Days
Grade: Strenuous trek
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Group size: Maximum 12
Accommodation: Hotel, Guest house and camping
Transportation: Flight, 4WD Land cruiser with support truck, yaks
Max altitude: 6400m
Day01: Arrival KathmanduYou will meet our Actual Adventure representative at arrival gate who will welcome you and take you to your hotel. You can take rest or move around Kathmandu Durbar square. At evening, you can have traditional welcome dinner with us. You will stay at your Hotel at Night.
Day02: Sightseeing KathmanduKathmandu holds the historical and spiritual place so today we can start our tour after breakfast, from the place which are considered as World Heritage sites; Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) where you can see Kumari temple, Museum, Kaal vairab (the god of distruction), Taleju Vawani (the goddess temple once opened in the 9th day of great festival Dashain) , Pasupatinath ( the biggest holy temple of Hindus), Swayambunath (the famous monkey temple), Boudhanath (the large Stupas in the world). Then we will move towards Bhaktapur (Bhadgaoun) where you can see other durbar square, traditional houses, traditional Newari Museum. Then you will be taken to Nagarkot hill from where you can see Kathmandu Valley. After that you will taken to Latitpur where you can see next durbar square hold Nepalese history. At Evening you will be free for personal activities. You will have your night stay in Kathmandu.
Day03: Fly to LhasaAfter having breakfast we will fly to Lhasa where we can get acclimatize. We will spend 3 nights in Lhasa so that we can have plenty of time to explore Lhasa. But today we will stay at hotel waiting for tomorrow to visit Lhasa.
Day04 & 05: Visit LhasaWe will go to the famous palace of Dalai Lama, Potala. We cannot miss the great Drepung Monastery, Norbulinkha and the shrine Jokhang Temple where we can wander through the Tibetan market. We will enjoy the marvelous Turquoise Lake when moving to the historic town, Gyantse which is very famous for the inimitable Kumbum Stupa. We can also hike through the enormous Tashilhunpo monastery.
Day06: Drive to GyantseToday we will drive to Gyantse which was considered as the third largest and most famous town of the Tibet. The town is strategically located in the Nyang Chu valley on the ancient trade routes from the Chumbi Valley, Yatung and Sikkim, which met here. From Gyantse, routes led to Shigatse downstream and also over the Karo La (Pass) to Central Tibet. We will spend our night here.
Day07: Drive to ShigatseEarly morning we will drive 90 Km towards Shigatse, the second largest city in the Tibet Autonomous region. It is the administrative centre of the modern Shigatse region, an administrative district of the Tibet. The city is located at an altitude of 3,840 metres (12,600 ft) at the confluence of the Yarlung Tsangpo (aka Brahmaputra) river and the Nyang River (Nyang Chu or Nyanchue) in west Tibet. We will stay at hotel here.
Day 08: Drive to ShegarAfter a buffet breakfast we will drive to the Shega which is administration of the Tingri about 87 km east of the old Tingri town. Shegar is a small city approximately 60 Km north-west of Mt. Everest andstraight over 50 Km from Nepali boarder in the Tibet autonomous region. It is at about 4,300 m elevation. The old Shegar Dorje Dzong, or fort, is over the new town and used to surround Shegar Chode Monastery, a Gelug monastery which was completely destroyed but has been renovated.
Day 09: Drive to RongbukRongbuk monastery is the starting point of our trek lies near the base of the north side of Mount Everest at 4,980 meters above sea level, at the end of the Dzakar Chu valley. Two large tributary glaciers, the East and West Rongbuk Glaciers flow into the Rongbuk Glacier. It flows north and forms the Rongbuk Valley north of Mt Everest. The famous Rongbuk Monastery is located at the northern end of the Rongbuk valley. Mount Everest is the source of the Rongbuk Glacier and East Rongbuk Glacier. Stay overnight there.
Day 10-11: Explore to Base camp.Today we will walk around Base camp which is located about half-way between Rongbuk Monastery and the actual climbers Base Camp at the foot of Rongbuk glacier. We have to stay here for acclimatization and trek preparation.
Day 12: Ascend to Camp1Today we will ascend from base camp to camp1 at 5460m which is set amongst barren moraine hills. We will spend our time there doing shot treks and adapt with weather.
Day13: hike to IntermediateToday we will hike to intermediate camp which is at 5760 m height at west rim of glacier. We will also search the nearby ice Seracs which increase like white sails from a debris-laden glacier surface.
Day14: Rest at intermediateWe will rest at intermediate to adapt.
Day15: Rise to Camp2Today we will rise up to our camp2 at 5970m towards the convergence with the Changtse glacier.
Day 16: Expedition to Advance base campToday we will ascend towards our destination, camp3 at height 6340 m. The advance base camp for the north Col route ends here. The top of Everest become visible unbelievably close now and is as little as some 2400 meter higher than camp 3. We will step back from Advanced Base to Camp2.
Day17: Return to base campToday we will return to base camp and stay there enjoying the Rongbuk glacier.
Day18: Drive to NyalamWe will prepare to go back Kathmandu so we will 1st drive to Nyalam situated at Nepal boarder. Today Nyalam is fast growing little town made of actual buildings located on the Friendship Highway between Lhasa and the Nepal border. South of Nyalam the road drops immediately through the gorge of the Matsang Tsangpo or Sun Kosi as it is known in Nepal. The town is about 40 km from the Nepalese border and 150 km from Kathmandu. We will stay there tonight.
Day19: Drive to KathmanduFrom Nyalam we will drive to Kathmandu this morning. About 150 km drive takes us to Kathmandu where our trips end. You can stay in hotel.
Day20: Free day in KathmanduThe day is free today in Kathmandu so you can explore Thamel and buy some souvenir to your family and friends. Or we can have many options for you if you like. Stay at hotel.
Day 21 Depart Kathmandu
After Buffet Breakfast, you will be free Till
Departure. Then you will be transferred to Kathmandu Airport. We will always
hope to see you again with your family, relative, co-workers and friends.
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)”