Everest Base Camp Gokyo Ri

Trexmount Ventures’ Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Ri Trek is the perfect option for those looking for a real adventure in Nepal. There are so much variation of unique local culture and magnificent Nature to experience the difference in this tour.

In Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Ri Trek, we will visit Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Listed site and home to incredible views of the Khumbu Everest region’s giant mountains; Mount Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,771ft) and Lho-La or Khumbutse Peak (6,036 m/19,803ft), Mt. Lingtren (6,749m/22,142ft), Chanagtse (7,583m/24,879ft). Across the Tibetan border,see; Mt. Pumori (7,161m/23,494ft), Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,349ft), Kangtenga (6,782m/22,250ft), Tharmarserku (6,623m/21,729ft), Kwangde (6,011m/19,721ft), Kusum Khanguru (6,373m/20,909ft), the holy peak of Khumbi-La (5,761m/18,900ft), the World’s fifth highest peak Mt. Makalu (8,463m/27,766ft), the sixth highest mountain Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), trekking Island Peak - Imjatse (6,160m/20,210ft), Lobuje Peak (6,119m/20,075ft) Khongma Tse Mera Peak (5,849m/19,190ft), Pokhalde (5,806m/19,049ft) and many other unnamed peaks.

This trek begins with a short and incredibly scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, sitting at 2,820 metres above sea level. Follow the trail to the Dudh Kosi River and all the way to its source, passing through the local villages of Choplung, Ghat and Phakding,heading higher through the cool shade of the forest (rhododendron, pines, firs and oak)whilst overlooking the majestic snow-capped mountains. As all trekkers to the area must do, we make our way to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, where all permits will be checked at Manjo. After a few bridge crossings and hiking through the Dudh Koshi River Valley – there is a steep but extremely rewarding climb up to Namche Bazaar – this is where you will see Mount Everest for the very first time.

Namche is a large and well-known village, popular amongstvisitorsin the region, not only for its busy Saturday markets and delightful restaurants and bakeries, but it is also the last place travellers can access ATMs, banks, a post office, and internet cafes. There is an extra day here to enjoy and explore as you acclimatise to the altitude.

The following day,we continue the trek to Syambocheforan amazing vantage point offering 360-degree views, including Mount Everest.From Syamboche,trekto the quaint traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde beneath the majestic and holy Khumbi-La (5,761m/18,900ft). These villages are located on a glacial valley and are the largest villages of the Khumbu area. Visit the old monastery and the one and only place that boasts a Yeti scalp!

The adventure continues along the peaceful trail towards the Upper Khumbu Valley through to Gokyo Lake. With a constant backdrop of the impressive snow-capped peaks, pass the temporary settlements of Dole, Luza and Machermo and trek past the first and second lakes to the pristine and glacial Gokyo Lake. Our lodges are located by the lake with views of the world’s sixth highest mountain, Mt. Cho Oyu, which borders Nepal and Tibet.

From Gokyo,continue the picturesque climb to reach one of the highlights of the trip at Gokyo Ri (5,330m, 17482ft) - offering breathtaking panoramic views of four of the world’s highest mountains; Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu. This spot is undoubtedly one of the best vantage points in the Himalayan Range. The next adventure on this itinerary is the thrilling crossing over the Tsho-La Pass at 5,367 meters which then leads to Lobuche, Gorakshep and another highlight of this trip - Everest Base Camp,sitting at an epic altitude of 5,364 meters.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02: Kathmandu free day for trek preparations or Sightseeing tour on your interest, pay locally for sightseeing.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,830 m-9,284 ft) & trek to Phakding (2,640 m-8,661 ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m-11,286 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung village (3,680 m-12,073 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dole (4,110 m-13,484 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Machhermo (4,470 m-14,665 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,800 m-15,748 ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Hike to Gokyo ri (5,330 m-17,487 ft) and trek to Dragnak (4,750 m-15,584 ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Cross Tsho –la pass (5, 367m-17,608 ft) and to Dzongla (4,850 m-15,912 ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m-1,617 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 13:Trek to Gorak Shep (5,170 m-16,961 ft) and Everest Base Cam (5,364 m-17,598 ft) and return to Gorakshep – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Hike to Kalapathar (5,545 m-18,192 ft) trek to Pheriche (4,240m-13,910 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m-12,687 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Monjo (2,860m-9,383 ft – 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,886m-9468 ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 19: Free and reserve day in Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
Day 20: International departure for home ward bound.

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will cover trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).

Day 02: Kathmandu: Free day or City Sightseeing (pay Locally for sightseeing)
After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,886m-9468 ft) & trek to Phakding (2,640m-8,661 ft) – 04 hrs
Early morning depart from the hotel for the flight to Lukla on reaching Kathmandu domestic airport board in a small plane Dornier or Twin Otter, flight offers great views array of snow capped peaks with Mt. Everest as the plane touches down after 30 minutes of scenic flight to Lukla, a unique airstrip with a runway with uphill slope, Lukla airport at present named after legendry climber Tenzing & Hillary Airport. After a time here for a while then start the walk to Phakding for overnight stop, the trek passes several villages and farm lands with great scenery of hills and valleys then finally reaching at Phakding village located by the Dudh Kosi (river)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m-11,286 ft) – 06 hrs.
After the first day walk, today the trek could be long as heads uphill at above 3,440 meters high at Namche Bazaar, starting the our morning walk crossing few time over the Dudh Koshi, and then reaching at an entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. After checking the Park & Trekking tickets and permits, further walk leads on the bank of the river, then after the last high bridge an uphill walk for few hours all the way to Namche Bazaar, here we will have two nights in this large prosperous trading town –village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with busy colorful interesting Saturday market.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
An ideal and perfect place for rest day for acclimatization, at Namche take a short hike up to park museum which houses great range of information from mountaineering, flora – fauna and Sherpa culture and religions, this scenic spot offers a grand panorama of high snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest and stunning Ama Dablam, other options hike to Everest View Hotel for another beautiful views of the surrounding mountains above old Syangboche air strip.

Day 06: Trek to Khumjung village (3,680 m-12,073 ft) – 05 hrs.
Our morning walking up with stupendous panorama of great surrounding peaks, after breakfast heading uphill towards Syangboche old small airstrip and from here catch the bird eye views of Namche Bazaar with snow capped peaks, and then on the gentle climb through nice woodlands with downhill to a nice traditional large Sherpa villages at Khumjung and Khunde area located on a glacial valley beneath the majestic and holy Mt. Khumbila at 5,761 m /18,900 ft high the patron god of Khumbu area, here with time in the afternoon visit the old monastery the only place that treasures scalp of a Yeti, Khumjung with one and only high schools around Khumbu area funded by Sir Edmund Hillary foundation and the Khunde hospital adjoin village of Khumjung which is just an hour walk.

Day 07: Trek to Dole (4,200m-13,780 ft) – 06 hrs.
Walk from Khumjung starts with a short descend and chances of seeing some wildlife around this peaceful place, like colorful Danphe pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant) National bird of Nepal and elusive musk deer, Himalayan Thar (mountain goat).

Walk continues towards Gokyo with steep climb to reach at Mong ridge top 3,973 meters, from here walks leads downhill to Phortse Thanghka near Dudh Kosi River. After a nice break walk carries on to Dole for overnight stop, after a climb through forest of pines, birch and rhododendron trees as then it changes to juniper and conifers bushes passing Tongba 3,950m and Gyele 3,960 m a small settlements before Dole, the final day walk ends at Dole with impressive views of Khumbila and Tawache peaks.

Day 08: Trek to Machermo (4,410m-14,469 ft) – 04 hrs.
From this lovely spot Dole morning walk along the valley side on a slight level path for an hour to a settlement of Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and to Luza at 4,390 m; with pleasant walk around the ridge top and views of Machermo village situated on a glacial valley, from the top ridge descend to Machermo for overnight stop with afternoon free at leisure for acclimatization and short walk.

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4,760m-15,617 ft) – 04 hrs.
After Machermo morning walk to our destination at Gokyo Lake, gaining heights slowly moving further to a ridge top with fantastic views of snow capped peaks, reaching a small place of Pangka (4,545 m-14,9 11 ft), from here walk climbs to a rocky path into ablation valley reaching first lake and after a while heading to a second lake, and finally to Gokyo Lake which is third lake also called Dudh Pokhari. From the bank of the lake stands Gokyo village at 4,790 meters, earlier times a summer settlement of Khumbu area before trekking started, on reaching Gokyo for lunch and overnight stop, with afternoon free to acclimatize with short walk around, Gokyo offers fabulous views of 6th world’s highest Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang reflecting on the emerald Gokyo Lake.

Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri at (5,330 m-17,487 ft) trek to Draknag (4,750 m-15,584 ft) – 04 hrs.

Early morning a steep climb to catch the sunrise over the tall snow capped mountains at Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m-17,575 ft, the highest point of this wonderful trek, after a steep hard climb to the top with awesome panorama views of world’s highest mountains from Mt. Cho Oyo (8,201 m-26,906 ft) straddling the border with Tibet along with Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest (8,848 m-29,029 ft), worlds 4th highest Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m-27,940 ft), Cholatse, Taweche and to the east worlds 05th highest Mt. Makalu at 8,463 m-27,766 ft. After a great time at the top Gokyo Ri a steep descend to Gokyo and then continue few hours journey trek to Nha and to Dragnak walking along the glacier moraines to reach a small settlement of Dragnak located at the bottom of Tsho-la pass for overnight stop.

Day 11: Cross Tshso-la (5,367m-17,608 ft) to Dzongla (4,850 m-15,912 ft) – 07 hrs.

Today, one of the long and a Big Day! Over high Tsho-la pass (Chola) after early breakfast, leading to a steep up and then crossing the glacier on the eastern side. The top of the pass at an altitude of 5,367 m festooned with Buddhist prayer flags, sometimes it can get quite challenging to traverse (in snow conditions), from the top with fantastic views of high mountains and of Cholatse Glacier then making a slow descend carefully to a small lake on the way to Dzongla for overnight stop after a tough, hard day walk.

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4,930 m-16,174 ft)- 05 hrs.

From Danogla walk to Lobuche will be easier after the hard time of previous day, morning on leaving Dzongla, following the path that descends to yak herder’s summer pastures, after an hour path climbs up to a terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier, and continues on the pleasant gradual path all the way to Lobuche for overnight stop, Lobuche a small hidden settlement with about 10 lodges.

Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5,170 m-16,962 ft), Everest Base Camp (5, 364 m-17,598 ft) – 06 hrs.

Walk this morning can be long to Everest base camp, our last destination and one of the highlights of this adventure, taking a slow walk reaching a path close to Glass Pyramid house, a metrological station funded and run by Nepalese and Italian scientists, from this spot a small steep climb reaching at Khumbu glacier, as the walk leads through over moraine of rocks and small icy streams to reach at Gorakshep with views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest. After a break here continue walk to Everest Base Camp along the moraine and ice, on reaching at Everest Base Camp after a tiring but exciting walk, enjoy the   break overlooking tip of Everest with tumbling Khumbu ice falls close to base camp, around high season for expeditions, this place will be like a Jambore with many colorful camps and busy. After a great moment feeling high return journey back to Gorakshep for another adventure climb to Kalapathar next early morning.

Day 14: Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 m-18,192 ft) trek to Pheriche (4, 240 m-13,910 ft) – 05 hrs.
Getting up early morning, trek and climb on a steep uphill to Kalapatthar for stunning panorama view of Mt. Everest with array of surroundings peaks, this will be the highest point of this great adventure at 5,545 m, after a thrilling and breathe taking scenery, downhill walk to Gorakshep and then continue the return journey all the way to Thugla through Lobuche and finally ending the walk at Pheriche valley for overnight stop. Pheriche a nice settlement just near to Dingboche over the hill towards east, this place with many good lodges with HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) medical post with superb views of Taboche, Cholatse, Ama Dablam.

Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m-12,687 ft) – 05 hrs.
After a nice overnight stop at Phririche, morning starts walking along a gradual winding wider nice path, back to conifer and rhododendron tree lines, with striking views of Thamserku and Kwangde peak on reaching near Tengboche after Pangboche, walk descends towards Imjatse river, after crossing the bridge an uphill climb through a nice serene forest to reach at Tengboche Monastery, one of the best scenic spot with awesome views of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, this place is also a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here. In this monastery, mountaineers take blessing from the high lama priest for better success and safe climb, afternoon visit the monastery.

Day 16: Trek to Monjo (2,880 m-9,448 ft) through Namche Bazaar (3,440 m-11,286 ft) – 06 hrs.
After Tengboche walk leads to long descend reaching at Phungetenga from here an hour steep up and then back on the good trail to Namche Bazaar, with refreshing break head down to Dudh Kosi River valley, and then with short up reaching at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and to Monjo village for overnight stop in this lovely small village.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,886m-9468 ft) – 05 hrs.
Today, the last walk of this enjoyable, cultural and scenic journey ending at Lukla,our morning walk leads on the gradual winding path reaching at Lukla after a last climb of 45 minutes, in Lukla for lunch and last overnight stop, with free afternoon and to organize gratitude and farewell dinner with fellow staff and porters.

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
At Lukla the flight operates from early morning to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight time can get delayed due to unfavorable and bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small Dornier or Twin Otter plane for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal Trexmount Ventures staff transfer you back to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area.

Day 19: Kathmandu.
Free time in kathmandu

Day 20: Departure for home ward bound.
Today your last day in Nepal with great memories, amazing experience transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for final departure towards homeward bound or to next port of call.

Includes and Excludes

Price Option 1: USD 1080 per Person.
Includes:
Transport: 

–        Airport Pick up and drops Transfer.
–        Private Ground transportation as per itinerary
–        Return Flight Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu
Accommodations:
 –       3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
–        Private room during the trekking.
Food: 
–       Breakfast in the Hotel while at Kathmandu.

Permit:
–        National Park entry permits.
–        TIMS Permit.
Staffs: 
–        An experience guide and required porters to carry your belongings (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipments.
Equipments:
–        Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
–        Trek bag

Excludes:
–       Meals as Mention in the inclusive list.
–        Tips to staff or any donations.
–        Temple and monastery entry fee, & entry fees if sightseeing in kathmandu.
–        Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation (Just in case).
–        All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold drinks, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks).
–        All personal expenses which is not mention into the price inclusion.

Price Option 2: USD 1410 Per Person
Includes:
Transport: 

–        Airport Pick up and drop transfer by car, van or bus depend on group size.
–        Private Ground transportation as per itinerary
–        Return Flight Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu
Accommodations:
 –       3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
–        Private room during the trekking.
Food: 
–       Breakfast in the Hotel while at Kathmandu. And Meal on full boards basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
–        Seasonal fresh fruits during the trekking.

Permit:
–        Annapurna conservation entry permits.
–        TIMS Permit.
Staffs: 
–        An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipments.
Equipments:
–        Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
–        Trek bag

Excludes:
–       Meals as Mention in the inclusive list. 
–        Tips to staff or any donations.
–        Temple and monastery entry fee, & entry fees if sightseeing in Kathmandu.
–        Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation (Just in case).
–        All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks).
–        All personal expenses which is not mention into the price inclusion.

Equipments and Packing

EQUIPMENT: Since you are traveling here and there and through the country side, consider carrying warm, lightweight, hand-washable and quick-drying clothes.

FOOT WEAR:
Trekking Boots (One Pair), Light Soaks (3 Pairs), Thick Socks (4 pairs), Camp Shoes (1 pair), and Sandals (1 pair).

CLOTHING:
Warm Cotton Trousers (2 pairs), Fleece Jacket or Pullover (1), Down or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket and Trousers (1), Shirts and T-Shirts (4 pieces), Long Under Wear (2 pieces), Lightweight Cotton Long Pants, Short Under Wear (4 pieces), Sunglasses (1), Sun Hat or Scarf (1) and Woolen Hat (1), Lightweight Gloves (1), Heavyweight Gloves or Mittens With a Waterproof (1), Rain Coat (1).

OTHER EQUIPMENT:
Daypack (1), Down Jacket (1), Sleeping Bag (4 seasons-1), Water Bottle (1), Sunglasses, Flashlight with Spare Bulbs, Sun Cream, Batteriesm Gaiters, Lip Salve.

OPTIONAL:
Toilet Articles, Insect Repellent, Notebook and Pen, Laundry Soap, Toilet Roll, Pocket Knife, Binoculars, Sewing Kit, Soap, Camera, GPS, Cards and Personal Medical Kit and items of your personal interest.

Note: 
If you are wearing glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair. If you wear contact lenses you may find that climatic changes and dust can create visual irritation, therefore, it is advisable to bring a pair of glasses.

For Water Purification: You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria. You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a days, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.
Bottled mineral water and boiled water are available for purchase throughout Trekking.  However, water purification tablets or your own filter can be useful with your interest.

  • Steripen
  • Water filter
  • Iodine or chlorine dioxide purification tablets

Checklist for Documents:
The Following documents listed below are a must and should be with you at all times.

  • Valid Passport
  • Medical Insurance card(s)
  • Address book | Our Company contact details (for any emergency)
  • Flight tickets (e-tickets).
  • Passport size photos ( At least 4)

Note: We do recommend you to make copies of passport, visas, permits, airline tickets/schedule and so on. Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a separate place in your luggage.

 

Trip Map

Trip Fact

Trip accommodation:      Hotels & Lodge on route trek
Trek grade:                        Moderate & adventurous
Highest altitude gain:     5, 367 m at Tsho-la and Kalapathar 5,545 m.
Total Trip:                        18 / 19 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Seasons:                           All season except mid June to August.

Trip Highlights

“full of thrills and excitement throughout this trip, from traditional villages, green hills, pristine forest, amazing landscapes and high mountains with panoramic views of world’s highest Mt. Everest at 8,848 m, from Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar
in the high scenic Gokyo lake, crossing of high Tsho-la towards Everest base camp
visiting villages and monasteries enrich with old culture, customs are the main attraction and highlights of this trek and the warm hospitality of the highlanders The Sherpa of Himalaya”

Trip Information's

Arriving in Nepal & Transfers:  Before you depart for Nepal please send us your flight details so that we can arrange a complementary transport from the airport to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our staff and representative will have a sign-board with “Trexmount Ventures“, please look for it when reaching outside the main terminal. Please note our phone numbers if in-case of flight delay and change in time & schedule or if you don’t see our Sign Board on your arrival in case of emergency:
Please notify on these + 977- 1- 4701237, 4701238, 4701239 or Cell: 9851058054

Please be aware of hawkers at the airport will try to carry your bags for you and direct you to specific guesthouses.  Please carry your own luggage and don’t give any money who ever asks for it. Luggage

Standard commercial airline baggage restrictions apply. Usually this is 20 kg for economy passengers and one piece of carry-on luggage. It is advisable to check with your airline before traveling.

Passport: Your passport is a valuable document and you should exercise extreme care in keeping it safe. We recommend that you keep your passport on you at all times, preferably in a money belt that is worn under your clothing. We advise that you take copies of relevant pages in your passport and any visas that you may purchase in case of loss or damage. Your tour leader will require your passport details at the pre-departure meeting. Again, we recommend that you have a photocopy of your passport details, kept separate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the END of your tour, and must have one blank page for each country to be visited.

Visa Requirements: You can either processed tourist visas from any Nepalese Embassy or via the web or you upon arrival in Nepal. Please note that once the visa is issued, it may not be amended or re-validated and visa fees will not be refunded. USD cash or Visa and Master Card credit cards are accepted for visa fees. Visitors who wanted to get tourist visa at arrival, they can obtain into following arrival points in Nepal:
Tribhubhan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu| Kodari| Kakarbhitta| Birgunj| Belhiya Bhairahawa | Nepalgunj |Dhangadi | Mahendranagar.

REQUIREMENTS for Visa is as following:
Valid Passport (with a validity of a minimum period of six months) duly completed Visa application form.
Visa fees easier to be paid in cash.
Visa fees at arrival points in Nepal: Visa for 15 days = $25, For 30 days = $40, For 90 days = $100.
Please also note that: Nationals of the following countries must apply for a tourist visa through Nepalese Embassies as they do not get visas on arrival at the entry points of Nepal.

Note: Nigeria | Ghana | Zimbabwe | Swaziland | Cameroon | Somalia | Liberia| Ethiopia| Iraq| Palestine and Afghanistan’s Travel Document holders (Passport holder) should apply for a tourist visa at the Nepalese Embassy. Entry validity: The validity of visa dates is counted from the date of arrival in Nepal which is Six months from the date of issue.

Visa Extension: A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days. Over the course of a visa year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal more than cumulative 150 days.

EACH CLIENT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ALL NECESSARY VISAS.
Country entry regulations can be changed, Unique Path Travels does not accept responsibility for changes in regulations or requirements for visas. The information provided is given in good faith.

Currency: The official currency in Nepal is Rupee. The most commonly use symbol for Rupee is NPR or Rs. One Rupee is made up of 100 Paisa, a smaller unit.  There are coins  for denominations of one, two, five and ten rupees and bank notes in denominations of 1,2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees. There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency or travelers checks brought into Nepal.

Money Exchange: Nepal Rastra Bank (National Bank)  sets the exchange rate and lists rate in daily news paper. There are many money changer counters and Banks in the cities at where you can change your cash money. When you are changing money officially, you need to show your passport and get receipt with your identity.  The Hotels do change the money however they do have lower rate.

There are various ATM Machines in main cities and towns like Kathmandu, Pokhara and so on. Where you can get cash (only Nepalese Rupee) on both Visa and Master Card’s 24 hours a day. Usually you can draw Maximum 30,000 NPR a day from your Card.

Accommodations: In Nepal most places have tourist standard facilities depending upon the choices, as we have put a lot of effort into locating the most appropriate type of accommodation for each tour.

It will always be clean and hygienic, comfortable and of a very high standard. Accommodation for Nepal trips is in a combination of good standard tourist class hotels and Guest Houses in the Treks operated by the local people, which offer Twin Sharing accommodations, please be prepared for the common Bathrooms.

If you wish to spend a few additional days in your start city before the departure of your tour, then we can arrange accommodation for you. On the last day of the tour we usually arrive at our final destination in the late afternoon, when the tour ends. If you would like to book accommodation for that night or even stay additional nights, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you as well. All our accommodation is carefully chosen, conveniently located, clean and comfortable.

Travel / Medical Insurance: Travel / Medical insurance a compulsory in all Trexmount Ventures trips, all clients MUST be insured to cover personal accident, medical expenses, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation. Please Note you should check that your insurance policy is adequate for Trexmount Ventures .

Vaccinations: Your doctor might suggest you while traveling in Asia or any 3rd world countries, as in Nepal vaccinations are not compulsory unless coming from a yellow fever infected region but we do recommend you are covered for: *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. NB* a Yellow Fever certificate is required if arriving from infected areas.

For traveling in the countryside and remote areas, immune globulin is also recommended to combat hepatitis A. We advise you to bring along a supply of antibiotics, an anti-diarrhea agent, and any other prescription drugs required by your current medical conditions.

Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.You may need additional inoculations so please contact your GP or a travel medical center for further information. Please consult your doctor for up-to-date information and prescriptions for vaccinations, anti-malarial requirements and any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling into Asia.

Note: Please don’t forget check up with your Doctor & get advice whether your health permit or not to go into the region.

We also recommend: A dental check-up prior to traveling, you know your blood group in case of emergency and to send your medical / dietary lists. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your Travel Agent at the time of your booking

Medical Supplies: In every trip we do provide with essential comprehensive medical kits however you may carry your own medical kits as per your doctor’s recommendations.

List of some recommended items: Band Aids / bandages, laxatives, upset stomach remedy, anti-diarrhea remedy, Panadol /Aspirin, rehydration remedy, antiseptic cream/powder, sterile dressings, any relevant course of medication such as contraceptive pills.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): Depending upon the zone of trekking, AMS might occur if one does not acclimatize well while trekking in the high Himalayan region. Usually the symptom of AMS can be felt above 3,000 m with thin air, lack of oxygen from low air pressure. The Rapid Ascend, dehydration and Hypothermia are the cause of the symptom. We have rated three different level of the Altitude Sickness:

  1.  AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness: 
    The initial symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness starts with headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue / tiredness, Loss of appetite, disturbance in sleep which is mild a symptoms that will make like hangover / not feeling well.  You don’t need to worry much this will take time to heal after a good acclamatsation, this can be avoided after slow ascend or resting into the same elevation.
  2. HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema:
    This second level of the sickness may get water in the lungs with the symptoms of increasing Headache, wish to vomiting or vomiting, diarrhea, Dizziness’, Breathing hard, severe cough (dry or Productive), increasing tiredness/weakness, high pulse, Fatigue while walking, Blueness of the face, Lips, Fingers nails which means inability to circulate the Oxygen into the blood. If these symptoms occur, you shouldn’t ascend higher, take medicine & rest/stay into the same altitude for extra night, if it does not improves, you need to descend into lower elevation.
  3. Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema
    The final level is a extreme stage of altitude sickness with the symptoms of worsening headache & Vomiting, mental confusion, swelling hand & face, walking like drunk, irritable, unconsciousness or coma. If these serious symptoms appear, you need to get into the hospital as soon as possible either by heli-copter or by other possible arrangements.

Decision Making: All the decision is made by the victims and by leader or guide for
evacuation by any means of quick transportation and in helicopter.

  1. Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise. 
  2. If it is an altitude problem with mild symptoms, stay at the same altitude until the symptoms are completely gone. Take an Aspirin tablet, try to go up but listen to your body. If symptoms are worsening, descend into the lower.

Prevention is better than cure. A proper acclimatization before heading higher elevation, not to make Rapid Ascent; not to walk faster and drink plenty of fluid like water.

  • Listen your body & Let them more comfortable & rest more than usual. 
  • Avoid alcohol, Narcotic Drugs, sleeping pills and smoking. 
    Drink more fluid 3-4ltrs a day… clean, boiled or treated water/tea/coffee/soup/juice etc. 
  • Do not carry heavy packs, 10 – 12 Kilograms is ok. 
  • Climb higher sleep lower.
    Above 3000m, a 300m ascent a day if possible and walk with someone.

Treatment: The main healer and treatment is Descent, Descent, Descent, the best way of recovering. However, there are few medicine which maybe helpful when suffering: Oxygen, Diamox (Acetomolide) for AMS 125 mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated, Nafedipine for HAPE, Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE, Hyperbolic Bag – Gamow Bag

Important: Go up slowly with take your own pace. Do not let your body get cold. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day). Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.

Tipping & Bargaining: Tipping in Nepal is not mandatory. It is now a traditional way, asset by earlier visitors, to tip guides, porters and Tour Driver, who now expect a tip. Any gratuity for good service will be gratefully accepted at the end of the tour.

Bargaining is part of Nepalese culture, especially in markets when hiring the local vehicles, buying the jewelery and local clothing.

Travel Tip: You might be tempted to buy a few souvenirs here and there, so leave a little room for those extra purchases!

Safe Travel:

  • Do not take unnecessary valuables with you, a money belt, or similar, worn close to your body is the best way to carry passports, airline tickets, money and other Valuables.
  • Do Not leave any valuables in hotel rooms, please use SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES in the Hotel. Items are left at the individual’s risk.
  • Pickpockets are not common in Nepal but it can happen, especially in tourist areas and in crowded markets; you must always exercise care.
  • Be aware that anything left lying around will also be liable to theft.

Departure Tax: International Flight departure taxes are included in your flight ticket.

Time Zone: Nepal Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 5:45 Hours).

Climate: Nowhere in the world is the climate so distinct and poles apart. The long stretch of the northern frontier, which is mostly rugged terrain, towered by the mighty Himalayas experiences arctic type of climate and a few hours down south at the fringes of the Indian borderlands the landscape and climate changes dramatically as the elevation decreases. With lush green tropical forests and vast stretches of plains one can encounter hot humid climate.

The year is divided into 4 different seasons in Nepal – winter, spring, monsoon and autumn.
The best period to visit the country for plant lovers is during spring when the flowers are in full bloom. The mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers. Spring season commences from early March and continues until late May. Even though the days are clear haze disturbs the mountain views. Late May, and the downpour begins. It continues till late August. Come September and the autumn season begins. It continues till late November. With temperate climate, clear blue skies and extraordinary mountain views it is the best season to visit the country. Winter begins in late November and continues till late February.

Himalayan region climate varies as per the altitude wise from the low southern land of Gangetic plains of Terai at 60meters above sea level to the mid hills-valleys at 9,00m, 1500-200m and to the high mountain settlement at 3000-4000m and above. From over 40oC warm sub-tropic, to the arctic climate of -0oC to -20oC conditions exists. Here’s our Climate Guide that can help you with your selection of treks in the Himalayan region and Good Luck! Nepal and its Himalayan range have a typical monsoonal two season a year. There’s the dry season from October to May and the wet season, the monsoon, from June to September. September-November, the start of the dry season, is in many ways the best time in Nepal and around the Himalaya. As the Himalayan regions have low precipitations, the snow fall is limited depending upon the region, season and elevation. The main trekking area of Annapurna Region will be as follows.

From 800m-1200m quite subtropical climate with hot and humidity in summer and at end of spring till starting of autumn, however in winter the temperature drops down almost 0 degree Celsius with mild sunshine of 15-18 degree Celsius.

From 2000m in summer it will be quite warm with minimum of 5-8 degree Celsius

Maximum of 18-20 degree Celsius.

Spring from mid Feb to April the temperatures are as follows.
Minimum -4 to -5 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

Autumn from October to mid November.
Minimum -5 to -8 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

From 3000m-4000m. minimum of 0-5 degree Celsius and maximum of 15-18 degree Celsius. Above 5000m it can snow even summer, while it rains below but the snow melts quickly as it reaches the ground at this time of the year in summer and monsoon. (The wind chill factor above 3000m-4000m can be quite freezing bringing the temperatures down. In the Everest Region and as at other High Himalayan region the temperatures are as follows from 2000m on-wards.

From 2000m in summer it will be quite warm with minimum of 5-8 degree Celsius

Maximum of 18-20 degree Celsius.
Spring from mid Feb to April the temperatures are as follows.
Minimum -4 to -5 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.
Autumn from October to mid November.
Minimum -5 to -8 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

In winter Dec to mid Feb this place can be very cold at sometimes in places like Loboche on-wards with minimum of -15-20 degree Celsius and maximum of 12-15 degree Celsius.

Above 3000m on-wards the afternoon sun will be brilliant with much glare and  strong UV (Ultra Violet Ray) while in the sun, however the temperatures drops down dramatically while in the shade.

Temperatures Chart

(In Celsius)  

                    1,330m                  850m                     200-300m (above sea level)

Months        Kathmandu            Pokhara                 Chitwan

                    max min                max min                max min

Jan               19     2                   20     8                    24   7
Feb              20      4                  21     8                    26   8                  
Mar              25      8                  27   11                   33   12       
Apr              30     11                 33   12                   35   18
May             30     16                 30   19                   35   20
Jun               30     20                 30   20                  35   23
Jul                29      21                30   21                   33   24
Aug              29      20                30   21                   33   24
Sep              27     19                29   20                   32   22
Oct               23      15                27   18                   31   18
Nov             23      4                 23     11                  29   12
Dec              20       2                  20     8                   24     8                           

Rainfall Chart (in mm.)                                 

Months        Kathmandu            Pokhara                 Chitwan                

Jan               25                         15                          10

Feb              25                         15                          10

Mar              75                         30                          10

Apr              50                         50                          15

May             100                         300                         200

Jun               225                         575                         300

Jul                375                         800                         500

Aug              360                         700                         450

Sep              175                         575                         400

Oct               50                         220                         100

Nov             10                         20                           5   

Dec              10                            5                            5                                

Climate Chart:   Kathmandu. Chances of dry day & Hours of Sunshine

Jan     Feb    Mar    Apr    May   June   July    Aug    Sept   Oct     Nov   Dec

95%   91%   93%   85%   74%   54%   33%   37%   62%   88%   98%   99%

5:54    5:39    7:37    9:30    5:43    4:54    2:37    2:23    3:18    5:12    5:12    5:06

Pokhara. Chances of dry day & Hours of Sunshine

Jan     Feb    Mar    Apr    May   June   July    Aug    Sept   Oct     Nov   Dec

94%   94%   89%   80%   53%   5%     3%     3%     7%     64%   96%   99%

5:49    6:23    7:19    8:59    5:17    4:02    2:04    1:34    1:44    4:30    4:51    5:12

Voltage:  Electricity in Nepal is 230 volts AC, 50 cycles. We do have two pins & 3 pins power sockets, you better to have two Pin travel plug adapter which will be useful to charge your batteries.

Drug Policy: Under no circumstances are any illegal drugs allowed on any part of the trip. Anyone discovered in possession of any such drugs, will be asked to leave the tour immediately without question or refund.

Water:  You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria. You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a days, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.

Bottled mineral water and boiled water are available for purchase throughout Trekking.  However, water purification tablets or your own filter can be useful with your interest.

  • Steripen
  • Water filter
  • Iodine or chlorine dioxide purification tablets

Photography: Photography is important part of the holiday that carries the memory of holiday in the photos.  Please remember, we are guests in the countries through which we travel and we may sometimes inadvertently cause offense by taking photographs without first asking permission. It is absolutely forbidden by law to take photos at any borders, as they are all active military installation.

Contact details: 
Trexmount Ventures:
Ciltron Garden 495, Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal Phone: +977-1-4701238 | 4701239 |  Cell : +977-9851058054 | Fax : +977-1-4701237 Email :uniquepath@mail.com.np | Url : http://www.nepalholidayinfo.com

Note: 
This tour is operated by Trexmount Ventures. Information provided in all brochures, leaflets and dossiers is offered in good faith by the company, based on the latest information available with update while in publication.

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