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Everest Three Passes Trek 20 days

Everest Three Passes Trek is one of the adventurous trekking in Everest region. Everest Three Passes trek takes you to the famous three high passes of Everest Region. Everest three passes trekking includes

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Trip Fact

Group size: 2-16 people
 Max-Altitude: 5,554m/18,192ft
 Destination: Nepal
 Fitness level: Strenuous
 Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
 Departure from:  Kathmandu, Nepal
 Meals: All meals during the trek and breakfast in Kathmandu
 Accommodation: Star hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek 

Trip Overview & Introduction three passes trek

Everest Three Passes Trek is one of the adventurous trekking in Everest region. Everest Three Passes trek takes you to the famous three high passes of Everest Region. Everest three passes trekking includes three passes namely Renjo La pass (5,345m), Cho La pass (5,420m) and Kongma La pass (5,540m). Other attractions of this trek are this three passes also provide you to trek through the most famous Everest base camp, Sherpa village, culture, Monks, monastery, beautiful view point of Gokyo RI and Kalapathar, and breathtaking views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8481m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m) and many other high mountains. Everest Three passes trek is designed for the well experienced trekkers who like adventures and challenging. This trek is one of the toughest treks in the Everest Region so a high level of physically fitness and experience is required to do this trek.

Everest Three Passes Trek is an amazing way to explore the Everest region as a whole. This trek takes you to the hidden isolated valleys of Everest Region and also to the world famous trekking destination Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. You will explore the pristine Gokyo Valley and tyour to Gokyo Lakes. This trek lets you to observe the purest form of nature. Everest Three Passes trek starts with a short and breathtaking flight to Lukla giving you a hint of the amazing Everest Region from above with wonderful views of the Nepalese Himalayan ranges.  After meeting all the team members at Lukla you will start yyour trek. The trek gives you an amazing nature walk to the hidden isolated valleys, amazing rivers, lush green forests, hanging bridges and typical Sherpa villages. The Everest Region has cold climate and loving people with warm hospitality. You will be overwhelmed by their friendliness and hospitality.

 The Everest Three Passes takes you to the three high passes Renjo La Pass (5,464m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), and Cho La Pass (5,420m). The trek to Renjo La Pass (5,464m) is comparatively easier and provides the most wonderful views of Everest and spectacular views of Gokyo Lake. Likewise, Cho La Pass (5,420m) is formed between the snowcapped summits of Lobuche (6,135m) and Cholatse (6,443m). The climb to Chola Pass is steep, challenging and icy in parts from the summit. But the spectacular view of Ama Dablam from the summit is worth the trek. Similarly,’ the route to Kongma La Pass takes you across a glacier and glacier-fed river and the climb up to the pass at 5,535m is the highest on this trip. The pass provides an amazing view of Khumbu Glacier from bottom to top. This Everest Three High passes trek offers with much more attractions on the way with some challenging and steep trials for which one needs to have a high level of physical fitness and knowledge of trekking gears. 

 

Everest High Pass Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hyours trek

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hyours

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization

Day 06:  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hyours

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hyours

Day 08: Dingboche: acclimatization and rest

Day 09: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung Ri (5,546m): 14km, 6 – 7 hyours

Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 10km, 6 - 7 hyours

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hyours

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8 - 9 hyours

Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 6km, 3 - 4 hyours

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6km, 7 - 8 hyours

Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo RI (5357m/17,575 ft), tyour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hyours

Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 11km, 7 - 8 hyours

Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15km, 5 - 6 hyours

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19km, 6 - 7 hyours

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight

Day 20: Final Departure

Nepal Visa 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. Read more 

Transportation, Flight and Arrival Information


We will send our representatives from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd at Tribhuvan International Airport a bit earlier than your arrival. As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport and complete your immigration process you will see our representatives holding a placard of your and company’s name. Actual Adventure Displaying Board, They will welcome you in a Nepali style offering some flowers and then transfer you to the hotel in our own private luxurious vehicle. Sometime they can be late in airport due to huge traffic in that case please note this Local number to +977 -01 4417579, Or Mobile number +9779851012358, +9779851212358 for in case , Do not follow any unknown person before meeting our official airport representative with our company board or your Name Card. You will meet rest of the team members in the hotel. The next day you will have your breakfast at the hotel or drive to the airport for your flight to Lukla depending upon the flight schedule. The costs includes Airport to Hotel pickup and drop for both domestic and international flights.  You will meet the rest of the team members in Lukla and only guide will be going along with you from Kathmandu. 

Accommodations

The accommodations during Kathmandu will be provided in standard 3 star hotels. However accommodations during the trek will be provided in Tea houses or lodges. All the accommodations will be provided on twin sharing basis. In Kathmandu you will get luxurious rooms with attached bathrooms and other luxury facilities. But, it might not be possible during the trek. You will be provided with clean and comfortable accommodations but in the mountain region there might not be facilities of attached bathrooms in the lodge or guest houses and also you may have to pay extra charges for hot water as well. We will try our best to provide you the best available services as far as possible. Single supplement rooms can also be provided on request but may not be available on higher altitude.

Meals

All meals during the trek will be provided by the company. The meals are provided three times a day that includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The breakfast is provided at the same lodge/teahouse where you had your overnight stay; Lunch is provided on the way and dinner at the last stop of the day where you will have your overnight stay. Since, all the tea houses/ lodges are run by the local people they have the similar food items on the menu. The tea houses mostly serve the local Nepali dishes and also offer some common Indian and continental food items as well. You can choose your food as according to the menu. We advise you to give a try to local food items and treat your taste buds with new flavors. Since, most of the food items are made up of locally grown it is healthy and organic as well. The breakfast during Everest Base Camp Trek usually consists of toast, eggs, potatoes, and tea or coffee. Some tea houses offers instantly made chapattis or Porridge instead of toast.  The lunch and dinner usually consists of typical Nepali food called Dal Bhat (cooked Lentils and Rice) including vegetables and pickles or you can also choose noodles, pastas, soups and other items. Since every food items are made by the local people you may not get that exact taste in the dishes other than local dishes. 

Drinking water 

Water is an essential part of your trek. You need to drink plenty of water during your.  Most of the diseases during your trek are caused by drinking impure water. However it is not that the water in the mountain region is impure. It is natural and clean the people there consume it direct from the tap. But, since you are not used to you may get directly affected and consuming water direct from the tap might ruin your trek. Here are the tips for consuming water during Everest Base Camp Trek.

1. Mineral Water/ Bottled water.

Mineral water or Bottled water is available at most of the tea houses. The bottled water costs normally 1 Dollar per liter. If you find it in any tea houses it is better to carry an extra bottle because it may not be available anywhere during the trek. 

2. Boiled Water

Drinking boiled water is probably the best method while trekking in the mountains. It is highly effective treatment for killing the bacteria from the water. You can boil the water in the tea house and carry it along with you during the trek. The tea hoses charges normally one to two dollars to boil the water. 

3. Purified Water.

You can bring your own water purification tablets like Aquatabs®, Chlorine tablets, Bhromine Tablets along with you. It helps to save your budget as well.

4. Filtered Water.

You can also use filtered water as well during your Everest Base Camp Trek.  This can be an alternate where boiling is not preferred and also there is not any availability of other purified water. The filters like hand pump are effective in removing protozoa, bacteria and chemicals/toxins from the water but may not be effective removing the viruses. 

Leader & Staffs Arrangements with Porter Care

During this Classic Everest Base Camp trek you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guide and porters will join you from Lukla.  We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the training like. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders). 

Why do we use Porters?


Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Everest Base Camp Trek. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a small effort from our side to provide them employment opportunity and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for each two members of a group and also provide personal porter on request with additional costs. 

Why don’t we use Yak as Porters? 

During your Everest Base Camp Trek you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porter. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis on giving employment opportunities to the local people. 

Guide and Porter info

It is in the hand of guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life time whereas a bad can ruin your trek and make it the worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced a passionate trekking guides, expedition leader, porters and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have the detailed information of our guides in the company’s Trip Management Team (Field Staff)

Equipment’s & Packing List

Proper equipment and packing is very necessary during the trek. No proper trekking gears can ruin your trekking experience. You will need following trekking gears and equipment’s for Classic Everest Base Camp Trek. Check Equipment Check List 

 Detail Itinerary Three Passes Trek 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). You can pick up your luggage and see for the representative of Actual Adventure after the completion of your immigration process. Then Your Actual Adventure representative will welcome you in traditional way at the arrival gate. You will be taken to the exact hotel as you plan. You can meet trekking crew at Actual Adventure head office after check in your hotel or you can visit Kathmandu valley. At evening, you can enjoy a good traditional welcome Dinner (D) in a traditional restaurant, organized by Actual Adventure. As this will your first day in Nepal, We will never miss the opportunity to make you enjoyed and make you feel good. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner. 

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

On the second day of Everest Three High Passes Trek you will have half day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and the rest of the day will be your trek preparation. The sightseeing includes the most famous religious and historical places and UNESCO world heritage sites. You will be visiting Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square. The rest of the day you will meet your team member and your guide will give you a short briefing about the trek. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 40 minutes flight; 8km, 3 - 4 hyours trek

Flight time: Could be any from 6:30 Am to 12:00 pm 

 Flight Duration: 35 Minutes.

Trek Duration: 3 hyours.

Early in the morning after having breakfast or with packed breakfast we will drive to airport and board a flight to Lukla. After landing in Lukla we will start a downhill walk and make your way through Chauri kharka village and we further descend to Ghat (2530m). Lukla is one of the most dangerous airstrips of the world.  From here you will trek to Phakding. Following the bank of Dudh Koshi River we finally arrive to Phakding for overnight stay.

Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hyours

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch: In between yyour trek to onward destination.

Dinner at: Lodge/Teahouse for overnight stay.

Total walking hyours: 5 to 6 hyours. 

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 Monjoo(2840m) and then enters to Sagarmatha National Park. Walking some distance uphill you will arrive to Jhorsalle(2830m) and after this we will cross a bridge and witnessing the magical panorama of Everest and Nuptse we will ultimately arrive to Namche Bazaar.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Rest and acclimatization

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 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 your way to Khumjung valley where you can see Hillary school, ancient monastery with Yeti skull and Khunde hospital. After this we will retrace your path back to Namche bazaar for overnight stay.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 06:  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12,660 ft): 10km, 5 - 6 hours

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch: In between yyour trek to onward destination.

Dinner at: Lodge/Teahouse for overnight stay.

Total walking hyours: 5 to 6 hyours. 

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 9km, 5 - 6 hyours

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch: In between yyour trek to onward destination.

Dinner at: Lodge/Teahouse for overnight stay.

Total walking hyours: 6-7 hyours. 

Leaving Tengboche behind us we will descend through the forest, cross Imja Khola and make a steadily uphill climb to the village of Pangboche. The village offers the extraordinary view of Ama Dablam along with the hodgepodge of many other peaks. A further two hyours of walk from here takes us to Pheriche and further to Dingboche.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 08: Dingboche: acclimatization and rest

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner: Dingboche.

Due to the gaining altitude it is necessary for us to get acclimatized with the ongoing environmental circumstances. Dingboche is one of the best stop for acclimatization. Today you will hike to Nangkarsthang peak and roam around the last Sherpa village of Everest Region. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 09: Dingboche to Chhukung (4750m/15,580 ft), climb Chhukung RI (5,546m): 14km, 6 – 7 hyours

Breakfast at: Dingboche

Lunch: On the way

Dinner at: Chukkung.

On the ninth day of Everest Three Passes trek you will hike up to Chukkung valley after breakfast. The walk goes through stoned walled fields and alpine landscape heading towards the head of Imja Valley. The trial offers you with mind-blowing views. You will see Mt.Lhotse on your left and Ama Dablam on your right. You will follow the trial intersected by icy streams. After around half an your walk from Bibre you will reach to Chhukung. You will have your lunch there and begin your trek towards Chhukung RI at 5546m offering some stunning views from the summit. After yyour visit you will descend back to Chhukung and spend your overnight there.

Day 10: Cross to Kongma La pass (5535m/18,159ft), trek to Lobuche (4940m/16,210ft): 10km, 6 - 7 hyours

Breakfast at: Chukkung.

Lunch: On the way

Dinner at: Lobuche

On the 10th day of Everest Three Passes Trek, after having breakfast in Chhukung you will trek towards Kongma La pass. It is the highest part of your entire trip. You can also take a trial over a hill which is to the north west of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or you can walk back to Bibre and trek on the trial above the Niyang Khola. You can see the top of the pass marked by cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the path will be the most difficult part of today’s jyourney. You will reach to Lobuche after climbing the moraine on the far side. your overnight stay will be in Lobuche. 

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

Breakfast at: Lobuche.

Lunch: Gorakshep.

Dinner at: Gorakshep.

On the 11th day of Everest Three Passes trek you will head towards Goarakshep. The hike up to Gorakshep is about 2 hours.  The trek starts with an easy trial which gets harder and again gets easier as you climb about 150m.  There will be strenuous walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp. As you reach to the base camp at 5365m, you will enjoy the amazing view of Khumbu icefall. The Everest Base Camp is beautiful in itself. The mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp are the major highlights of today’s trek. After visiting the base camp you will trek back to Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 8 - 9 hours

Breakfast at: GorakShep.

Lunch: En Route

Dinner at: Lobuche

The trek starts after having breakfast at Gorakshep. You will trek to an amazing view point on earth which is Kalapatthar. Kala Patthar stands at an altitude of 5545m above the sea level. From there you can grasp the remarkable view of the Mt. Everest and other surrounding Himalayas. After exploring the views from Kala Patthar you will trek down to Gorakshep to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 13: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m/15,850 ft): 6km, 3 - 4 hours

Breakfast at: Lobuche.

Lunch: En Route

Dinner at: Dzongla

On the 13th day of Everest Three Passes trek you will have your breakfast at Lobuche and start the trek. The trek goes downhill on a trial alongside the Khumbu Glacier. The trial splits here and you will continue choosing the trial on your right. Along with the eye- catching sceneries you will pass through a stupa and tombstones in the distance. The trial begins to ascend after a short walk nearby Chola Tsho Lake. After crossing Chola Khola Bridge you will reach to Dzongla. Your overnight stay will be on Dzonglha.

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,580 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6km, 7 - 8 hours

Breakfast at:  Dzongla

Lunch: En Route

Dinner at: Gokyo

Today is one of the toughest days of your trip. As you gain height, the Cho La Lake begins to appear the views get more amazing as you gain more height the Cho La Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam in its pyramidal incarnation presides over a range of mountains on the south as Cholatse soars on the west. The path is steeper so you need to be alert. The path leading down to Thangnak is easy. You will be greeted by the outstanding mountain views stepping out of the settlement. Your trial goes to the Ngozumpa Glacier which is longest glacier in Nepal. On the side of glacier you will get the view of second Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes. On the edge of third Gokyo Lake you will finally reach to Gokyo Village where you will be staying overnight.   

Day 15: Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo RI (5357m/17,575 ft), tour 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes: 3 - 4 hour

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner: Gokyo

Today is the rest day in Gokyo valley for acclimatization purpose. You will have the most beautiful morning waking up to amazing views of Gokyo Village. You will climb to Gokyo RI which is the small peak above the lake. The peak is also called by the name of Kalapatthar because of the similar views. It will take us 2 hours to climb to the top of the peak.  You will be pleased by the outstanding panoramic views of Cho Oyo, Gyanchung King, Everest, and many more mountains. Travelers with additional time and energy can also travel to another lake, Nagazumpa beyond to a fifth lake.  Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 16: Gokyo to Marlung (4210m/13,810 ft) via Renjo La Pass (5360m/17585 ft): 11km, 7 - 8 hours

Breakfast at: Gokyo

Lunch: En route

Dinner: Marlung

Today your trail goes up to Renjo la and then goes to Marlung. After an early breakfast you will proceed to Renjo valley. After leaving the main trail you will turn to Renjo La trail by Dudh Pokhari. You will reach to Renjo La after three hours climb. As we climb up the mighty mountains including the Mt.Everest begins to revel itself. The views from Renjo La are much similar to Gokyo RI with third Gokyo Lake and Gokyo village. You will continue your trial down to a stone staircase. Following the trial we will reach to the south bank of Angladumba Tsho. You should be careful while descending. The presence of ice can make your journey complicated. You will get to see Relama Tso and Renjo Lake along your way to Lumde. After walking for almost 1 hour you will reach to Marlung. Overnight at Marlung.

Day 17: Marlung to Namche Bazaar: 15km, 5 - 6 hour

Breakfast at: Marlung

Lunch: En route

Dinner: Namche 

The trial today descends following the traditional route which was used by Tibetan traders for centuries to trade in between Nepal and Tibet. The trek takes you to Namche Bazaar from Marlung crossing the Bhote Koshi River. The trial is mostly downhill. You will gradually descend to Taranga and stop there for lunch. After having lunch continues the trial heading towards Thame crossing two bridges to Thame. It is famous for Gumbas situated on a hill to west. Continuing your trial that passes through few small villages you will finally reach to Namche. It is the biggest town in Everest region and also known as Sherpa Capital. Overnight in Naamche Bazaar.

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 19km, 6 - 7 hours

Breakfast: Namche 

Lunch: En route

Dinner: Lukla

Today you will have your last day on mountains. The trial today is mostly a downhill on along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. You will trek toward the Hillary Suspension bridges, and also pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla you will take rest and spend some quality time remembering all those bittersweet reminiscence of the journey. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu: 30 minutes flight

Today is your final day of Everest Three Passes trek. You will have your breakfast at Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu. You will have the last few minute’s views of the mountains in your flight back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu the representative will drop you to the hotel and you can take some rest or do some shopping as reminder. You can take the guides if you need help. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 20: Final Departure

We hope you had a wonderful time with us. We will bid a farewell to you and then our representatives will drop you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We wish to see you soon in near future.  

. We can accommodate the trekking packages according to the preference and requirements of the customer. The above provided template is just a demonstration of what we offer. 

 NOTE 01:   Itinerary Can be Cancel Party or Fully 

During the trip, the unpredictable factors like, weather, local politics, transport and many more which are beyond our control can bring some change in the itinerary. In such case, if the alternation in the itinerary is necessary, then the trek leader will decide for the best alternative with the consent and interest of the whole group. If the change occurs we will do our best to minimize its effect; however the company cannot be responsible for the results of changes and delays.  

Extra Days in Nepal

We advise you to include some extra days other than your trek schedule. It is because the weather of Everest Region is unpredictable and the flights to Lukla often gets delayed or cancelled. Having extra days in your trek schedule helps you to not miss your international flights. 

Extra Costs and Inclusions.


We suggest you to have some extra amount with you cash or credit card that will help you to cover the unforeseen circumstances. Here are some extra costs and an inclusion if in case happens. 

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any unforeseen cause like flight cancellation, weather conditions or any other should be paid by the trekkers themselves.  
  • Nepal entry visa ($40 USD).
  • All the meals are included on the trek and only breakfast and welcome dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
  • The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

Since, the weather in the Everest region is unpredictable and is likely to change every few hours, the Lukla flight often gets delayed or even cancelled. 
Lukla Airport is situated on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. Therefore, Lukla is considered as the most dangerous airstrips in the world.
Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flight to and from Lukla are cancelled in case of bad weather conditions in Everest region, we can help you charter a helicopter upon your request to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The helicopter charge is to be paid by the passengers themselves and can be reimbursed from their travel insurance later. The helicopter charges USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per helicopter. The helicopter can carry up to 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared among the passengers. The company can help by providing necessary documents required to claim the amount from insurance company. 


The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.
The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters cannot be operated. In such case we will reschedule your flight for next day depending on the availability. If this situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then we will provide you with the alternative trek options.

FLYING TO LUKLA – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

Flying to Lukla.

The most adventures journey of the world has an adventurous gateway. Almost all of the treks in Everest Region begin with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary airport Lukla. The flight is short, scenic, exciting and adventurous. On the other hand this short flight takes your breath out, flying out from the TIA it directly lands on a small airstrip over an isolated mountain valley tucked in between the mountains of Khumbu region also known as world’s most dangerous airport in just 40 minutes approx.

Since, there is no road transportation; the Flight to Lukla is the sole vehicle approach to Everest Region. The market here can be possible only by Flight or several days of walking. Thus, Lukla Airport is a hub for all the local people and trekkers in the Everest Region. know About Lukla Flight 

TRAINING FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP

Actual Adventure Pvt Ltd. has been organizing trekking for trekkers of all ages and levels of fitness to Everest Base Camp over several years. Since it is regarded as one of the most adventurous destination, almost all of the trekkers are curious about the difficulties of Everest Base Camp Trek and trek preparations. 

Everest Base Camp Trek is regarded as one of the most challenging trek in the world and requires a high level of physical fitness. Although, Everest Base Camp Trek is tough it isn’t undoable. With proper dedication, training, itinerary and preparations, the trek can be accomplished by young and old people with normal physical fitness. 

The Everest Base Camp Trek journey is about 130 kilometers. The trek can normally be completed within 11 days: 8 days up, 3 down. You’ll spend 2 days on the way up resting and acclimating to the elevation. The walk is about 5- 8 hours a day.  Since it is a long route and you will climb at an altitude of more than 4000 m and you will gain an elevation of about 300m each day you should walk slowly and steady. Slow and steady is the best way to safely enjoy the journey and minimize symptoms of altitude sickness.Read More 

Include with Cost 

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car) With Luggage transfer 
  • Welcome & farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program. 
  • 3- 5 star Level Hotel Accommodations in Kathmandu as your Choice 
  • Stays in clean lodge/guest houses during the trek in twin sharing basis.
  • Three meals per day which includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as per menu (you can choose Dinner menu and Lunch Fixed menu in Group, choice when small Group 
  • Three times a cup of  tea or coffee during the trek, Extra you have to pay extra directly 
  • Seasonal fresh fruit during the trek up to Namche Bazzar 
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(6 trekkers :1 Assistance Guide )
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Actual Adventure duffel bag  and sleeping bag as optional (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with all applicable taxes and departure tax with 15KG luggage
  • Khumbu Local Entrance fee $20
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Service Charge for Company 
  • Accidental Medical and health insurance for local crew members

Complimentary service 

  • Booking Accommodations for before and After trip in Kathmandu 
  • Complementary assistance service for local information and such ( flight ticket date change, visa extend service , arrange local meeting )
  • Luggage and some valuable things storage in Kathmandu 
  • Half day sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath, Baudhanath and Monkey temple (shoyambhunath) including private transfer and local English speaking tour guide.
  • Free local information 
  • A unique local memorable gift hamper 
  • Free company Bruisers  & DVD, T shirt 
  • Rescue and evacuation arrangement service if applicable
  • Any Extended trip Service 

Cost Exclude

  • International Airfare fees. 
  • Nepalese visa fee- Available on Arrival Nepal Visa fee USD25 for 15 days, USD40 for 30 days or if extending your stay USD100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. You will also need a passport photo. The visa fee can be paid in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. (Bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu in Itinerary 
  • Upgrade Accommodations above 3 star level 
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu if early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra luggage charge. $ 1.5 USD Per KG 
  • Single supplement will cost extra
  • Personal Climbing Gears 
  • Personal Porter will cost  extra
  • Hot showers during the trek. 
  • Personal trekking equipment’s.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra costs for internet and phone calls in trekking
  • Tips for guides porters and drivers
  • Person expenses like as ( Telephone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower |Etc) in Trekking 
  • Not included in the itinerary.
  • Extra Tea coffee, Snacks, energy chocolates ETC

Booking and Client Safety.

As a reputed travel agency in Nepal, Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd is the one you can always count on when it comes to your safety and booking procedures. We make sure that your money is in the right hand and you can always trust us. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has the following booking terms and conditions. If your booking is accepted by us then a contract is deemed to exist between you and The Actual Adventure Ltd. At this point we will send you a confirmation invoice showing the amount of deposit received and your final balance due. Now you can go ahead and book your international flights and obtain trekking and travel insurance.

Booking process Conditions:


While making your trip with us, you are requested to deposit at least 30% of the total amount prior to 30 days of your arrival and the remaining amount can be submitted in the office upon arrival.

Booking Process

To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below. 

Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us
Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price. 
Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.
Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if                   necessary)
 Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek. 

Payment for Your Trip

  • Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
  • Currency General Account (USD) 016-010 100 23199 
  • Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
  • Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT
 
NPR Currency Only 

  • Actual Adventure (P) Ltd.
  • Branch Code: 016 A/C No. 01030026257 
  • Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
  • Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT


Payment Note|: Please Call or Text US (+9779851012358) before to process Payment 

  • Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
  • 30% of the total price is required at least a month in advance for confirmation of the tour booking. 
  • Can Pay as below Link ( Pay now)
  • Remaining payment can be made after your arrival.

Cancellation Policy.


If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances, the company will refund only 70% of the deposited amount. However if you inform prior to 30 days before the trek no cancellation charge will be taken. 

Refund Policy:


Treks & tours booked and subsequently cancelled are subject to cancellation charges as follow:- After booking following Cancellation charge  and refund will provide from 30% deposit amount, hence if any permit issue already that charge 100% cost fee 

45 days prior: 10%
Within 30 days: 20%
Within 15 days: 30%
Within 7 days -48 hrs. before  : 50%
Less than 48 hrs or no show : 100%


Useful Matter 

Early Termination of a Trek.

Sometimes the trek ends before the scheduled itinerary due to several reasons regarding health or any other personal issues of the trekkers. If in case, early termination of the trek happens please note that we cannot offer refunds for unused days. It is because we have to pay the committed amount to our porters, guides and other team members. 

Program Change/ Delay: 

The departure scheduled would be changed on any unavoidable circumstance like weather hazards, trail slides, soil erosion, avalanches, sudden sickness, etc. The program can be customized as per the interest of the clients.

Fully Cancel 

 During the trip, the unpredictable factors like, weather, local politics, transport and many more which are beyond our control can bring some change in the itinerary. In such case, if the alternation in the itinerary is necessary, then the trek leader will decide for the best alternative with the consent and interest of the whole group. If the change occurs we will do our best to minimize its effect; however the company cannot be responsible for the results of changes and delays.  

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Nepal Visa 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$ 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 (Free) Visa

For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.
 Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals
As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:
• Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
• Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
• Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
• Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai


More Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal. 

Transportation, Flight and Arrival Information


We will send our representatives from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd at Tribhuvan International Airport a bit earlier than your arrival. As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport and complete your immigration process you will see our representatives holding a placard of your and company’s name. They will welcome you in a Nepali style offering some flowers and then transfer you to the hotel in our own private luxurious vehicle. You will meet rest of the team members in the hotel. The next day you will have your breakfast at the hotel or drive to the airport for your flight to Lukla depending upon the flight schedule. The costs includes Airport to Hotel pickup and drop for both domestic and international flights.  You will meet the rest of the team members in Lukla and only guide will be going along with you from Kathmandu. 

Accommodations Meal and Drinking Water

The accommodations during Kathmandu will be provided in standard 3 star hotels. However accommodations during the trek will be provided in Tea houses or lodges. All the accommodations will be provided on twin sharing basis. In Kathmandu you will get luxurious rooms with attached bathrooms and other luxury facilities. But, it might not be possible during the trek. You will be provided with clean and comfortable accommodations but in the mountain region there might not be facilities of attached bathrooms in the lodge or guest houses and also you may have to pay extra charges for hot water as well. We will try our best to provide you the best available services as far as possible. Single supplement rooms can also be provided on request but may not be available on higher altitude.

Meals

All meals during the trek will be provided by the company. The meals are provided three times a day that includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The breakfast is provided at the same lodge/teahouse where you had your overnight stay; Lunch is provided on the way and dinner at the last stop of the day where you will have your overnight stay. Since, all the tea houses/ lodges are run by the local people they have the similar food items on the menu. The tea houses mostly serve the local Nepali dishes and also offer some common Indian and continental food items as well. You can choose your food as according to the menu. We advise you to give a try to local food items and treat your taste buds with new flavors. Since, most of the food items are made up of locally grown it is healthy and organic as well. The breakfast during Everest Base Camp Trek usually consists of toast, eggs, potatoes, and tea or coffee. Some tea houses offers instantly made chapattis or Porridge instead of toast.  The lunch and dinner usually consists of typical Nepali food called Dal Bhat (cooked Lentils and Rice) including vegetables and pickles or you can also choose noodles, pastas, soups and other items. Since every food items are made by the local people you may not get that exact taste in the dishes other than local dishes. 

Drinking water 

Water is an essential part of your trek. You need to drink plenty of water during your.  Most of the diseases during your trek are caused by drinking impure water. However it is not that the water in the mountain region is impure. It is natural and clean the people there consume it direct from the tap. But, since you are not used to you may get directly affected and consuming water direct from the tap might ruin your trek. Here are the tips for consuming water during Everest Base Camp Trek.

1. Mineral Water/ Bottled water.

Mineral water or Bottled water is available at most of the tea houses. The bottled water costs normally 1 Dollar per liter. If you find it in any tea houses it is better to carry an extra bottle because it may not be available anywhere during the trek. 
2. Boiled Water
Drinking boiled water is probably the best method while trekking in the mountains. It is highly effective treatment for killing the bacteria from the water. You can boil the water in the tea house and carry it along with you during the trek. The tea hoses charges normally one to two dollars to boil the water. 
3. Purified Water.
You can bring your own water purification tablets like Aquatabs®, Chlorine tablets, Bhromine Tablets along with you. It helps to save your budget as well.
4. Filtered Water.
You can also use filtered water as well during your Everest Base Camp Trek.  This can be an alternate where boiling is not preferred and also there is not any availability of other purified water. The filters like hand pump are effective in removing protozoa, bacteria and chemicals/toxins from the water but may not be effective removing the viruses. 

Leader & Staffs Arrangements with Porter Care


During this Classic Everest Base Camp trek you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guide and porters will join you from Lukla.  We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the trainings like. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders). 

Why do we use Porters?

Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Everest Base Camp Trek. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a small effort from our side to provide them employment opportunity and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for each two members of a group and also provide personal porter on request with additional costs. 

Why don’t we use Yak as Porters? 

During your Everest Base Camp Trek you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porter. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis on giving employment opportunities to the local people. 

Guide and Porter info

It is in the hand of guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life time whereas a bad can ruin your trek and make it the worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced a passionate trekking guides, expedition leader, porters and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have the detailed information of our guides in the company’s Trip Management Team (Field Staff). 

Equipment’s & Packing List

Proper equipment and packing is very necessary during the trek. No proper trekking gears can ruin your trekking experience. You will need following trekking gears and equipment’s for Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.
Summary 
• Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
• Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
• Fleece or wool trousers/pants
• Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
• Thick, warm wool hiking socks
• Footwear for around camp, example, running shoes and/or sandals
• Gaiters (optional)
• Thermal tops
• Fleece jacket or pullover
• Wind cheater jacket (optional)
• Waterproof shell jacket
• Thermal gloves
• Underwear
• Shorts
• Cotton trousers/pants
• Thermal bottoms
• Sun hat or scarf or Hat or light balaclava
• T-shirts
• Socks
• Sunglasses with UV protection (opt to but this at your home country)
• Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
• Head lamp, spare bulbs & batteries
• Small padlock to lock trek bag
• Plastic bags
• Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
• Camping mattress
• Water bottles
• Small wash towel
• Footwear (see footwear section below for details)
• Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
• Toiletries
• Basic first aid kit

DETAILS PACKING LIST (DOWNLOAD PDF)

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

● Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
● Sunscreen
● Lip Balm with Sunscreen
● Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
● Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
● Water Bottles or Camel Back 
● Sunglasses 
● Headlamp with extra batteries
● Favorite Snacks 
● Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
● Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
● Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
● Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
● Toilet Paper
● Trekking Poles (optional)
● Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

● Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
● Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
● Long underwear pants (2)
● Underwear (5 to 7)
● Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
● Long sleeve shirts (2)
● Sweatshirt (optional)
● Fleece Pants
● Trekking Pants (2)
● Shorts (optional)
● Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
● Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
● Waterproof Pants 
● Wide brimmed hat 
● Wool hat (Should cover ears)or Balaclava 
● Lightwight Gloves
● Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
● Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

● Hiking boots with ankle support
● Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes  
● Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
● Hiking socks (10)
● Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG

● Sleeping bag rated to  -15° C/ 0° f
● Sleeping bag liner (optional)
● Sleeping bag stuff sack
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
● Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
● Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
● Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
● Waterproof cover for daypack
● Drybags in several sizes
● Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following; 

● Advil or Ibuprofen 
● Diamox (for altitude sickness)
● Personal Prescriptions
● Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
● Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
● Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
● Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
● Wet wipes
● Panty Liners and Tampons
● Face lotion
● Hair brush
● Hair ties
● Hand warmers
● Ear plugs for sleeping
PAPERWORK AND MONEY ON THE TRAIL
● Minimum 06 months Valid Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
● Spending Money for personal use 
● 3 Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit)
OTHER ITEMS
● Portable Solar Charger
● Journal, pen and paper

Equipment Buy in Kathmandu


If you have not brought any of these equipments then you can also buy this in Kathmandu as well. If you need help our guides will help you to buy the trekking gears in Kathmandu. You can find the wide range of varieties while buying the trekking gears in Kathmandu. The qualities of the trekking gears are similar to that you get in your countries. You can also find medium quality gears at cheaper rates as well. You can find all types of trekking gears in Thamel which is the main street for backpackers and trekkers in Nepal. 
Equipment Hire in Kathmandu.
You can also hire the equipments and trekking gears in Kathmandu as well. But we recommend you to bring your own equipments as far as possible. You will have a better experience in your own equipments’ rather that hiring the used equipments’. However, hiring trekking gears can be a great idea for backpackers and budgeted trekkers since hiring trekking gears can be a lot cheaper than buying.  Have a look to the cost of hiking and trekking gears in Kathmandu. 


Training and Fitness for Trekking.


No prior training and experience is required to do Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then it can be an added point to your trek to Everest Base Camp. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.

Staying Healthy 


Staying healthy and fit is very important when you are trekking to one of the most strenuous trekking destinations. You need to be very careful about your health and health related problems. Here are the following tips you can use to stay healthy during Everest Base Camp Trek.

• Eat proper and healthy diets.
• Avoid eating meat and meat products more often.
• Drink a lot of water.
• Don’t drink water direct from the resources or without purifying.
• Starting exercising a month prior to the trek.
• Take your regular medicines with you. 

Take Care of your Feet.


Taking care of your feet is a must when you are going on a trek. Not taking proper care of your feet can ruin your trek. To take care proper care of your feet the following tips might be helpful.
• Buy good quality comfortable shoes.
• Clip Your Toenails
• Apply Powders/Creams/Tapes
• Wear the Right Socks
• Wash your feet regularly.
• Soak your feet for at least 10- 20 minutes at the end of the day.

Getting a Good Night Rest


As it is said ‘Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy and wise’, getting a proper goodnight sleep is very important for everyone. During the trek since your body gets tired after walking all day long a proper sleep is a must. You need to sleep for at least 7-8 hours. A good night sleep helps your body to take rest and recollect the energies that you’ve lost during your trek. For a better sleep we recommend you to carry a sleeping bag with you. The sleeping bag will be provided by the company or you can carry your own if you have. Sleeping Bag is necessary especially when you are trekking to Everest Base Camp because since only basic accommodations are available the blankets might not be enough for you. 

Acclimatization & Sickness.


Acclimatization is very important when you are trekking to an altitude of more than 3500m.  Proper acclimatization helps to reduce the chances of Altitude Sickness. The itinerary is designed with proper acclimatization that will help your body to adopt the lower oxygen content in the air. Once you reached an altitude of 5000m the oxygen content in the air is less than 50% than that of the sea level. One of the main causes of altitude sickness is staying too long at high altitude without proper acclimatization. If in case you suffer from altitude sickness, the guides will notice the symptoms and then drop you to the lower altitude immediately. You have to inform to your guide if you notice any discomfort or symptoms of AMS. Major altitude sickness might need emergency helicopter rescue so make sure your travel insurance covers all the risk including helicopter rescue. 
Note: If you suffer from altitude sickness in the mountain and still want to continue the trek then you can directly call to the office or ask you guide to call to office and make arrangements. In such case you may have to stay at the mountains for some extra days so we suggest you to have at least three extra days than your trek schedule. We charge $70 for extra days in the mountains. Since, there are several groups trekking from the company it is possible for you to join another group during peak seasons. However, it might not be possible during off season and you may have to pay extra charge for the porters and guide. 
To know about the symptoms of Altitude sickness the following content might be helpful.

Know about Altitude 


Hiking or trekking to high altitudes can result altitude sickness and sometimes can be severe as well. So, it is better to have proper acclimatization and stay hydrated and have proper balance diets while trekking to higher altitudes. 

Symptoms of High Altitude sickness

The symptoms of altitude sickness depend upon various factors. These are the primary symptoms of Altitude sickness that can be cured immediately with certain precautions. 

• lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
• exhaustion or weakness
• dizziness and insomnia
• pins and needles
• shortness of breath upon exertion
• feeling sleepy
• general malaise
• swelling of the hands, feet, and face
If the primary symptoms are left untreated it may result to a serious altitude sickness which may need emergency rescue. The following are the major symptoms of AMS. 
• fever
• A constant headache that doesn’t respond to any painkillers.
• increased vomiting
• constant dry cough often with pinkish sputum
• numbness and dizziness
• gradual loss of consciousness

Travel Insurance and Evacuation in emergency 


Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients traveling with our company. The Nepalese Insurance company doesn’t have travel insurance for foreign people so we recommend you to bring the legal documents with you while coming to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the loss due to theft, injury, delay; inconveniences or any other and the company should not have any liabilities for your personal loss. Make sure your travel insurance also compensate emergencies helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies. 
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
No prior training and experience is required to do Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then it can be an added point to your trek to Everest Base Camp. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.

Do and Do Not

Here are some of the things that you have to keep in mind while trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Do’s

• Walk slowly 
• Drink purified or boiled water.
• Eat healthy foods.
• Get proper Acclimatization.
• Respect local culture and people.
• Bring your regular medicines and first aid kit. 
Don’ts
• Don’t Get to enthusiastic 
• Don’t drink water direct from resources.
• Eat Junk Foods 
• Neglect the signs of altitude sickness.
• Disrespect the local culture and traditions. 

Solo Travelers.

The numbers of Solo travelers are increasing rapidly in recent few years in Nepal. Nepal, being a beautiful and peace loving country is also one of the safest countries for solo travelers. However, the cost for solo traveler might be expensive since single supplement is very difficult to find and are expensive as well in the mountain regions. 

Is Solo Travelers Safe in Nepal?

Nepal is one of the safest countries to travel in the world. We see numbers of solo travelers around the streets of the city and trekking areas. Tourism related crimes in Nepal are very less and we Nepalese treat our guests as gods. Even though, it is safe but still you need to be careful while walking to the cities alone during the mid night and we recommend you to hire a guide while trekking. 

Is Female Solo Travelers safe in Nepal? 

Nepal is generally considered safe for women travelers. Nepal might have a conservative society but the people are open to every kind of cultures which helps to stay true. There haven't been many serious crimes against tourists since few years. Yet, travelers are requested to have considerable care while travelling.

Can you trek in Nepal without a guide?

Nepal requires the use of guides and porters such as in some of the regions such as Inner Dolpo, Kanchenjunga and Upper Mustang due to the areas being restricted. However, places such as the Annapurna Conservation Area and Everest Base Camp do not require guides. But we highly recommend to at least having a guide with you. Since, hiring a guide is very cheap in Nepal and it is not safe to travel alone in the mountain region you need to hire a guide for your personal safety. 

Required Permits for Trekking 

The permit required for Everest Base Camp Trek like Sagarmatha National Park Permit, and TIMS card will be managed by the company itself. For this you will need to submit your passport sized photo (2 copies) and a photocopy of your passport in the office.
Culture and Custom of Sherpa people
It is highly recommended to our travelers to respect the local culture and custom of Sherpa people. The prayer rocks, walls and flags are meant to be kept to the right at all times. It is a custom to follow what the local people believe.  Also, ask before taking any photographs, many people do not want their photos taken.  

Communication during Everest Base Camp Trek.

For some trekking can be a short break from social medias and internet whereas for some internet and communication is a means to stay connected with near and dear ones during trekking. While travelling in the remotest areas you may not have facilities of telephone and internet. However, in recent days the Internet and Communication facilities during your trek to Everest Base Camp is improving rapidly. The region now has 3G and 4G coverage as well.

Satellite phone 

If you want to have the best networks throughout your trek to Everest Base Camp you can use satellite phone throughout the trial. You can rent the sat phones or bring your own. 

Wi-Fi

Most of the tea houses and lodges now provide Wi-Fi service. You can get free Wi-Fi in Everest View hotel and some of the lodges. But most of the lodges take extra charge for Wi-Fi. They charge you normally $5 for unlimited Wi-Fi coverage. However, the speed of the internet may not be faster like that of the cities. 

Mobile data 

Mobile Data can be the cheaper way to get in touch with your family and friends in the Everest Region. You can buy a local sim card from a private company in Nepal and activate your data. The cost od data pack varies per MB. A telecommunication company in Nepal, NCELL has launched 3G connectivity since 2010.  So you can have a better internet experience in the Everest Region through mobile data as well. 

Nepal Useful Information 


              CURRENCY

The Nepalese Rupee (Nepali: रूपैयाँ, symbol: रू, Rs. code: NPR) is the official currency of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The Nepalese rupee is subdivided into 100 paisa. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal. The bank notes are available on 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 1000 rupees denominations.

Know more about Nepalese currency.  

What currency works in Nepal?
Nepalese Rupee is used all over Nepal.
Can I use Indian Currency in Nepal?
 Some of the shops and hotels also accept Indian currency but the Indian currency of, Rs 200, Rs. 500 and Rs.2000 rupees denominations has been banned in Nepal. 

How can I get currency in Nepal?

Your travel agent or hotel and they can help you exchange your cash into Nepalese rupees as per the exchange rate generated by Nepal Rastra Bank. This is the easiest way to exchange currency in Nepal. However, if you have a traveler's check you need to visit one of the major banks to do so.

What is the exchange rate of Nepalese Currency?

The tentative exchange rate of Nepalese Currency by Nepal Rastrya Bank is shown in the table below. However, the rates keep on fluctuating so it is better to check the rates while exchanging the currencies when you are in Nepal. 

Nepal Travel Tips


Choosing Nepal as your travel destination is one of the best decision that one has to take once in a life. As Nepal offers you so many wonderful travel destinations, fun, adventures and much more once in Nepal is not enough but you have to be well planned and informative about your activities in Nepal before you take off. Nepal is naturally and culturally diverse country and has its distinct identity to the world. Here are some of the travel tips which may help you before you plan your trip for Nepal. 

How to enter Nepal?


You can fly to Nepal from your nearest international airport or you can fly to India and get a direct bus to Kathmandu. Many countries now have a direct flight to Kathmandu. During peak tourist season the tickets gets expensive in this case you can book your ticket early or another cheap option is to fly to India and get a bus or flight.

Get a visa or be prepared for queues at the Airport


Nepalese visa can be obtain at Tribhuvan International Airport on arrival but don’t expect it that easy in peak tourist seasons. You will have to queue for a long time and complete certain procedures, pay fee and then you will get your visa. It is better if you get your visa from an embassy before coming to Nepal. And you might have to wait to collect your baggage for an hour minimum depending the time of your arrival.

Kathmandu’s Pollution “Sorry to share “

Kathmandu being a capital of Nepal is also one of the most populated cities in the world. Nepal is a beautiful country but you may find the capital city a bit different than the rest of Nepal. It’s not that Kathmandu is the worst city but also not as better as the areas you will visit. Because it is the capital of Nepal and major hub for the people all over Nepal you can see the chaos of people in the market areas and because a lot of construction works are going on you may find the city polluted. So, we advise you to wear a mask while roaming around the city.   

UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 Once you visit in Nepal don’t forget to visit the UNESCO world heritage sites and do make your itinerary accordingly. The heritages sites are full of history, fine arts, cultures and crafts and you won’t regret visiting it.  There are numbers of world heritage sites in Nepal rich in art and cultures which are very important to be taken care of not only for Nepal but for the whole world. The major sites inside Kathmandu valley are Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple and many more. Visiting the UNESCO world heritage site is a must if you are visiting Nepal. 

Don’t Drink Tap Water 

Nepalese are used to drinking water directly from the tap or any sources of water so they don’t get affected. But it is better if you avoid drinking water directly from the tap or any except boiled and bottled mineral water because you are not used to it and it may affect your health. After all ‘Prevention is better than Cure’. 

Foods in Nepal 

Along with so many adventures and exciting travel destinations, Nepal also offers you with so many varieties of delicious cuisines. Do try varieties of foods while travelling to Nepal and give your taste buds a different and a unique taste. You will also find numbers of restaurants serving international cuisines and have the pleasure of trying world famous dishes in Nepal. 

Electricity and Internet in Nepal 

The electricity problem has been improving in context of few years ago but still there might be load shedding. The hotels have inverter and generators so there might not be problem in city areas. To stay connected via internet you can buy the local Sim- card. The internet facilities have been improving in Nepal you can get wifi in almost all of the hotels and cafes but the speed might not be as per your expectations but works satisfactory. 

Safer to travel with an agency in Nepal 

It is not that riskier to travel alone as we see numbers of solo travelers along the streets but if you travel with an agency it is much more comfortable and safer for you. You will not need to worry about documentations, accommodations, transportation and many more. There is also very less chance of getting lost or theft. After all ‘Prevention is better than cure’.  

Contribute to the Locals.

As Nepal is a developing country the per capita income of the people here is very lower than other many countries. If you are travelling to the remote areas then we suggest you to stay in home stays. As it is the source of income for most of the people and your small contribution will help to boost up the local economy. 

Responsible Travel:

“Leave only foot-prints, take only photographs” is our principle. We are striving in promoting sustainable tourism. Therefore, our clients are requested to follow minimum impact code while in the trip so that both host (local nature, culture and people) and the travelers benefit for the indefinite years ahead. Our clients are highly encouraged to preserve and conserve nature and natural beauty, respect local people and culture, privacy, stop pollution, protect wildlife and conserve forest. The guests will keep their eyes, ears and mind open, not only to learn from their hosts, but also encourage right behavior. Hence, be a good example for others; spread the word about sustainable tourism.

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It was the small things like holding my hand when we were going down very steep sections, or giving us advice on altitude sickness when we felt unwell, that made us feel safe and extremely comfortable in his presence. On the last night he even invited us into his family home and cooked us a delicious meal. It was a sad to say goodbye after a wonderful two weeks in the mountains!

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