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Classical Everest Base Camp Trek has followed the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing from beginning to end is the greatest achievement especially to the trekkers in the Everest Region. Each of these steps adds up to form miles and takes you to a crowded place as well as to uninhabited places. Remoteness and record-breaking natural beauties are where you will be and what you will see. These things drive you to move ahead even though they bring challenges, and they bring you surprises, that is a beautiful landscape, that is extraordinary, that is a striking mountain, that is the Cho-La Pass (5000m plus), that is Gokyo-Ri, (the best viewpoint, according to trekking guides) and that is ready to become a fine memory. Because of these, every trekker enjoys this Classical Everest Base Camp Trek in full swing.
Classical Everest Base Camp Trek will offer beautiful nature, the real culture of the Sherpa people, and the adventurous journey that is waiting for you. The glory of nature means the power of nature that has created soaring mountains in this part of the world only. When you see these mountains, one thing is sure nature cannot be tamed when she wants to become a full-grown beauty, and you can see this in the alpine forest, glacial rivers, and awe-inspiring mountains. Mountains have become memorable; they lie as the backdrop; they satisfy your mind. And the spiritual side of the Sherpa Culture which you experience in the monasteries, including their incomparable hospital service, and the adventurous journey that takes you to a calm and tranquil trekking trail, make the Classical Everest Base Camp Trek one in a million whose beauties you have never seen before.
According to our experience, Altitude Mountain sickness can occur above 2,500 meters. Symptoms may include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping, and dizziness. The remedies are
Travel Max Guide includes all lodging, food, and transport during the trek and takes care of all the logistics, allowing you to relax and enjoy the spectacular highlights.
In Kathmandu, you are going to stay at the 3-star category hotel (Value). During trekking, you will spend your night in a tea house. The tea house is a lodge or a guest house. The tea house is an old name for a lodge because trekkers and climbers gave this name 40 years ago. After all, it used to sell only tea then. Now they also sell meals as well as provide bedrooms for the trekkers and climbers. The old name tea house is still used by the trekking agencies in Nepal. Hence, the name tea house trek. Tea house differs from village to village where you are going to spend your night. Some have attached bathrooms as well as running a hot water facility, while others have only basic facilities, that is, you have to share a toilet and a bathroom with others. This is so because they are located at a high altitude and the remotest area. Some provide dormitory-style accommodation, but they also provide you a bed, a pillow, a blanket, and a bedsheet still, you must have your sleeping bag.
In your trip cost, we have also included the transportation fare, so that you do not have to pay from your pocket when you are in Nepal. The fare includes pick up from the airport as well as drop off at the airport by private vehicle. As well as other transportation facilities like internal flight- Lukla-Kathmandu. From Kathmandu to Jiri we will travel by local bus and then take a Jeep to Bhandar.
Note: If you are planning to do travel in a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Jiri Bazar, the company will arrange it. (additional cost)
You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the signboard of our company when you arrive in Kathmandu- Tribhuvan International Airport. You will transfer to your hotel. One of our company representatives will explain the trip information to you. If we have a couple of times, you are going to visit our office or will explain it at your hotel lobby.
In Kathmandu, we will provide you breakfast at your hotel. You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
Farewell dinner is a great moment for both of us. In farewell dinner, we are going to have our dinner in a Nepali typical restaurant. You can share your experiences during your visit to Nepal. Let us know about our company team and its services. Enjoy the dinner together.
Our company will provide you the accomplishment certificate and the Nepali typical gifts as a sign of love and reward. At the same time, we would like to be thankful and share our joy in trusting the Travel Max Guide team.
Travel Max Guide is a team of passionate working in tourism for more than a decade. Engaging in adventure and sustainable tourism. At the inception, our team was engaged in social work, supporting children of Nepal in an education program. Later we realize that we need to start our own business so how we can raise the fund. We came together with a new strategy and cast out our vision to run the travel business in Nepal. We can generate funds locally by serving our travelers by promoting and organizing trekking, tours, and other outdoor activities in Nepal.
More on, we are local experts and licensed holder guides who are certified by the Nepal Government. Our team is experienced and well trained in first aid, climbing and trekking, and other relevant knowledge and training.
Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 meters. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give a copy to our company. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.
Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have a validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information please visit this site: Nepal Immigration
On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points
and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.
Nepal is open for all seasons.
You can do a trek and tour in different parts of Nepal. For those who are looking to do the trek in the best season, travelers can pick it from the below ones: The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.
By our previous clients’ suggestion and our experiences working in tourism. Travel Max Guide offers you exclusive extension holidays, optional itinerary, and additional services. These are optional addons or optional holidays. If you like to add some more holidays in Nepal, add them during the time of your booking. If you have your private holidays, want to customize them in your way. You can write us an email. Our travel planner will respond to you.
In group trekking normally there will be a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 30 people. In the group trekking, there will be guide leaders, One porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant trekking guide for a group of 8 people and more. The company will run private trekking for you at your time frame and requirements and solo trekkers.
Travel Max Guide is the inception of the First Act Nepal (FAN). Our team is working for a good cause. That might be a good question- there are lots of organizations working for a social cause but why we are adding the numbers. What might be the reason? The reason is simple, we do love to share what we have. We are strongly guided by the principal, “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.” So we do.
Travel Max Guide supports a certain income to FAN. It’s a team working for the children of Nepal. Support for the child sponsorship program. It’s just a small contribution to our children who are longing for love and support. If our small contribution can make things different, why not? to be a contributor. We are looking to build our communities bigger where everyone can get an opportunity. So let’s share what we can, let’s do what we suppose to do. Listen from your heart. Ok fine, finally it’s time for action.
This topic is always a key point for us. And we are working on it too. If you are looking to do volunteer or engage in some kind of social work. You can contact us.
If you are looking to make special events by filming for your moments. Travel Max Guide offers you travel documentaries, travel photography trips in all parts of Nepal. We will make the documentary for you. Take the special moments. If you are going to make it happen, you can contact us. This is our special offer, which is not included in the above price cost. You can send your group size, time frame, and requirements.
Upon your request, we can organize the travel photography tour in Nepal. On the trip normally there will be a photographer who will lead you to the Himalayas of Nepal through the lens. If you are a photographer, filming industry, or like to learn photography, Nepal is a perfect place for it. Contact us for more details.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
Day 02: Guided Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive to Bhandar (2190) via Jiri Bazar Duration: 7 hours
Day 04: Trek start: trek to Sete (2645m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 05: Trek to Junbesi (2700m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Nunthala (2330m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 07: Trek to Kharikhola (2040m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 08: Trek to Paiya (2730m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 09: Trek to Phakding (2610m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 11: Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization Day
Day 12: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 13: Trek to Machherma (4470 m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 14: Trek to Gokyo (4790m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 15: Hike to Gokyo-Ri (5357m), descend Gokyo Duration: 5 hours
Day 16: Trek to Dragnag (4700 m) Duration: 4 hours
Day 17: Cross the Cho-La Pass (5368m), trek to Dzonglha (4830m) Duration: 7 hours
Day 18: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) Duration: 4 hours
Day 19: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m) then descend to Gorak Shep (5140m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 20: Hike up to Kala Patthar (5550m), descend to Pheriche (4240m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 21: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 22: Trek to Lukla (2840m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 23: Flight- Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 24: Leisure Day
Day 25: Trip Concludes
National Parks Treks
Trekking Guide, Porter, Driver
Private Vehicle & Flight
Welcome to Kathmandu, the city of temples, you can call it the most developed city of Nepal as of now, and it is here, where we are located to serve you in a way you want from TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, where you can see us waiting for you with our TRAVEL MAX GUIDE SIGN BOARD, and your name so that you can spot us at once so that you can find us whether it is in the middle of the night or the beginning of the day, and you will be taken to your hotel by vehicle or to our office where you can ask us a lot of questions that you have in your curious mind, having tea or coffee, after all these activities if you have a time, then there is nothing better than spending your time in Thamel, the tourist hub which is just outside the door of our office, you ask yourself, what you want to eat, what you want to enjoy or put these questions to our airport representatives or guides or to us who will show you what you want to see and do in Thamel that the tourist like you most desired in a new place because we know all the things, and WE ARE WITH YOU from today till we depart you from Nepal safely.
The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.
Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.
After an early breakfast, the guide picks you up from the hotel. You will depart from Kathmandu, and you embark across the countryside. Enter the countryside; there you will be treated by beautiful landscapes, such as jagged hills and mountains. There is the Sun Koshi River along the highway. The name of the highway is Arniko. You will see the mountains, such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Dorje Lakpa. You will reach Jiri Bazar, a big town and the perfect hill station; it is also known as the Switzerland of Nepal. On the way, there are also hills, terraced land, and farmland. From there, you head to Bhandar. Instead of calling Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek, it would be better to call Bhandar Everest Base Camp Trek because Bhandar is the starting point of the trek.
You will trek downhill. On the way, you will reach a desolate place. You will follow a stream and cross it and then head into a forest. On the way, there is a canyon and villages, such as Barandas, Kinja, and Chhimbu. There is a pass called Lamjura. You will have lunch on the trail. The unmaintained trekking trail takes you to the summit of the pass. Your heart pounds as you follow uphill, but before this physical challenge, you will have to cross the river; you will have to walk the steep hill.
What you do today is very much your nature. Trek, trek, trek. The trekking trail is scenic because it takes you to the forest of the rhododendron, magnolia, maple, and birch. There are lots of birds in this forest. The ascending trail later descends to the forest of fir and hemlock, to a stream, and a hotel. It also takes you to a vantage point from where you can see the birds-eye view of Junbesi, one of the villages of the Sherpa people.
After early breakfast, you trek uphill and reach the top of the ridge and see the first glimpse of Mt. Everest (8848m), Thamserku (6618m), and Mera Peak (6461m). There are river and airstrip on the way. You will head to the top of the ridge and see the incredible view. The downhill trail takes you to a suspension bridge and village, such as Ringmu and the Taksindu Pass. Finally, the trail takes you to the conifer and rhododendron forest.
Today fulfill your dream of seeing the Dudh Kosi River in a way you want as you follow a descending trekking trail. On the way, there is a village of the Rai people called Jubhing, from there, follow the ascending trekking trail. The Dudh Kosi has originated from a glacier. Furthermore, follow the ongoing ascending trekking trail with our knowledgeable guide who will take you to the awe-inspiring places, abounding with natural beauties. Enjoy the beautiful view of terraced fields as you head to the Khari Khola, a river.
Begin by climbing uphill. What you experience is exhilarating trek today. Additionally, the colorful Sherpa villages are villages like no other. There is a lush forest that is home to monkeys. Upon reaching the canyon, you find that you have got the jewel of the journey. Today, the ascending trekking trail also takes us to villages, such as Bupsa and Bhumsing village. Further steeper uphill takes us to Paiya.
The downhill and uphill trekking trail is wondrous and takes us to a village called Surke (2290m). You will also reach a village called Chaurikharka. Next, we trek to Phakding along with a trekking guide. As you trek, you see Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Khangkaru (6370m) and Mount Kongde Range. En route, you come across the Dudh Kosi Valley. Phakding is a small village, once in a life, you have an opportunity to spend a night in such a village. If you are interested, if you have time, then you can visit a monastery in Phakding.
As you follow the Dudh Kosi River and arrive in Toktok, you see the stunning view of Thamserku. The trekking trail climbs to Chhumowa and Monjo, and you enter Sagarmatha National Park. See the cascade of waterfalls. Follow the trekking trail that goes uphill and downhill. Villages are widely prevalent with flowers, such as Rhododendron, Magnolia, and fir. Intermingling with nature, you head to Namche. On the way, you get an ample opportunity to see the mountains.you can have a view of Mt. Everest as well as of Nuptse.
Acclimatization means an adaptation for tomorrow’s higher altitude. This does not mean staying in a lodge. For the ultimate view of the mountains, head to the Everest View Hotel, and the view consists of Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Khangkaru, Kongde and Khumbu, and others. This is a short hike, and hiking is always strenuous in the Everest Region, and the view of the mountain is impressive. You will see a 180-degree view of the mountains, and you will not regret.
The trekking trail goes uphill, but to the forest of rhododendron, juniper, and conifers and takes you to Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The view of mountains, such as Khumbi Yul Lha and Tawache is breath-taking. If you are hungering for Chorten and believe in the reincarnation of Lama, you find today is the perfect day. If you have the dream of the latter, explore Mohang, the birthplace of the re-incarnated Lama of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet who is believed to have introduced Buddhism in the Everest Region, en route.
Walking on a ridge, you see an excellent view of the valley, Kangtega Mountain and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Following the descending trekking trail, you reach rhododendron forest, waterfall, Tongba Village, Dhole, Lhabarma, and Luza villages. The trail also takes you to Chorten and offers you a fine view of the Dudh Kosi River. Most of the trail runs by this river. Before reaching Machherma, you descend to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier.
The trekking trail goes uphill and offers an excellent view of the Kangtega Mountain and Cho-Oyu (8,153m). Then, it goes downhill to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier and then uphill to the first lake. There are many lakes. Longpongo is one of the lakes. You will see the second lake and reach Gokyo where there is a third lake. Gokyo Lake is as blue as the sky and displays full of calmness. It glimmers in the sun rays.
You can customize to meet your needs. Acclimatization means an adaptation for tomorrow’s higher altitude. For the ultimate view of the mountains, hike to Gokyo-Ri, a viewpoint. This is a short hike, and hiking is always strenuous in the Everest Region. The view of the mountain is impressive. You will see a 180-degree view of the mountains, and you will not regret. Because you will see the breathtaking view of sunrise atop the mountain, including the world’s four highest mountains. This will be an unforgettable memory. Return to Gokyo for breakfast and relax the rest of the day.
Follow the trekking trail that goes downhill that takes you to the Ngozumba Glacier. Later, walk along the edge of the mountain, and the meandering trail that takes you to Dragnag. Today’s main highlights are mountains, such as Kusum Khangkaru, Thamserku, Kangtega, Tabuche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori.
The upper part of the trekking trail is tough; it is steep, and it is unmaintained. The top of the pass is decorated with colorful Buddhist flags. It also offers the view of the pyramidal geometrical shape of Ama Dablam, and soaring Cholatse, Lobuche, and Baruntse. From the top, the trail extends downhill. Chola Pass is a difficult trekking route; we must say. Most of the parts of the trail are moderate to adventurous. High altitude will make it difficult to breathe.
Begin walking until you reach the river bed. The trail goes uphill. TMG believes that trekking should be more enjoyable. It feels that you have walked more than your capabilities in the pass. If you desire an easy walking, today is the day. The part of the trekking trail that you are walking is grassy. You walk along the moraine of the glacier and the surrounding scenery of Chola Che. The Lobuche Peak is visible and is near Kala Patthar (5550m). You will also see the stunning view of Pumori.
Today, our top priority is to visit the Everest Base Camp. Hit to the narrow and rocky path. Next up is an area from where you can detour. Your guide will tune with the original trekking trail. You hit rocky dunes, moraines, and streams. There is a glacier on the way, the trail is rocky and windy and offers the stunning view of Mt Pumori. You also head towards the Khumbu Icefall. This part of the trek is difficult because of high altitude and thin air. After you swallow the beauty of Everest Base Camp, you say farewell to it.
When you reach the top of Kala Patthar, you will find it full of life because it is the only place in the world for every Everest Lover. Kalapathar is a well-defined viewpoint. Above all, you will see a 360-degree panoramic view of Mt Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and so on. You follow the downhill trekking trail to the Imja valley. It is the only place in the Everest Region where barley is grown.
Trek down to the forest that exemplifies rhododendron and juniper trees with a few magnolias and birch trees. Cross the prayer-flag festooned bridge on the Dudh Koshi River. Have lunch on the way. While trekking, enjoy the exclusive view of Ama Dablam. There are winding trails ahead. As you trek, you will see the last glimpse of Lhotse and Everest. In the hotel, you might see the trekkers of all genres.
Retrace and find out the steps that you have covered. Why not become overwhelmed and cherish at the distance that you have covered? Why not also take the last photo of the Everest Region? You might find this last scene as the awesome scenery of your life, after all, Everest Region is the iconic region, incomparable. You will pass through villages, such as Monjo and Phakding.
Leaving Lukla, you fly to Kathmandu in the morning due to the wind in the afternoon; sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather. In Kathmandu, treat yourself with the facilities of urbanization. Find yourself during something that you have missed. Splurge along the streets of Thamel. Soak up the best cuisines that Kathmandu offers before you bid farewell to Kathmandu. In the evening, we will have dinner in a Nepali typical restaurant where we can see the cultural dances. Share the joy and experiences of trekking.
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The price below is per person. If you have more than 8 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.
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In my 2 week stay, John was very professional and took me around to experience all that Kathmandu and surrounding areas has to offer. Sites were seen and many locals were met through John’s network. He is a kind man who will take care of any issue no matter how big or small. I highly recommend his company for any travel needs you may have.
I was in Nepal for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Outstanding sceneries and good hospitality. On the way to the base camp, I got an opportunity to visit Bthe uddhist monastery as well as got some information about Buddhism. That was great. Our guide and porter were awesome. Very kind and helpful. Thank you, TMG.
Trekking with Travel Max Guide was an amazing experience. My selection of a trip and the company were excellent and of a right decision. In each moment of my walk, I came across adventure and discovered something new. I remember my first step on the Everest Base Camp. The view was spectacular. Passing through the Sherpa communities and staying in Namche Bazaar is unforgettable. I miss the trip very much. Anyway, thank you so much for your service while I was in Nepal. See you next time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Originally from the United State of America from the city of Los Angeles where life is busy and rush. I made a trip with TMG. It’s a new experience than I excepted. I found Nepalese people really welcoming. They really love tourists. While trekking in the Everest region, I got time to spend with nature, gained plenty of ideas of culture and tradition from the Himalayas. The trip was totally mind-blowing. TMG has a good team spirit and is dedicated to serving guest and trekkers.
Hi! it’s me, Anna from Central London, I am a landscape photographer, love to take pictures of landscapes and portraits all around the world. My trip to Nepal was awesome with the TMG guys. TMG managed well during my trip. Plus point is TMG members are also photographers. I worked with the team for 5 weeks on video and photography projects. I highly recommend the TMG team if you want to know beautiful Nepal.
The trip price we have mentioned is inclusive and includes transportation, accommodation, meals during the trek, and government taxes, including guide service and porter. For personal expenses, the money you should bring is USD 500, and you have to exchange it into Nepali currency in Kathmandu before trekking.
No, because we have to pay for the hotel, transportation company, guide, government, and porter. For some trips, we have to book air tickets. We have to book all of these in advance. That is the reason, why we do not refund.
Only if you are doing a private tour (private trek), you can add extra days. If you are trekking in a group, then this is not possible. Because on a private tour, you have chosen your date, and you can trek in the way you have decided, we mean to say, there will be you or your family or friends, no outsiders.
There will be other people in the group, but we do not tell you about their personal information, but of course, we can say the number of people in the group.
Nepal is the safest trekking destination in the world because you will be with a trekking guide and a porter. Lodges are safe, and our guide always gives paramount importance to your safety.
There is no such age limit because we have had families who trekked with us with their kids like 9 years old as well as senior people aged 70.
If you are seriously affected by altitude mountain sickness, then you will be flown to Kathmandu for treatment.
· Hepatitis A · Hepatitis B · Typhoid · Malaria · Rabies
We would like to recommend this diet rather than meat because in the mountainous regions there are no fridges to store meat.
If it is urgent, then you should find some privacy on the trail and pee.
Yes, you can charge, and you have to pay $1 to $4 an hour for charging.
C or D type outlet (adapter). Ask your guide, you can buy an adapter at a cheap price in Kathmandu.
Tea houses might charge you from USD3 to USD 10 for Wi-Fi, and another option is to get a Nepal Telecom SIM card or Ncell SIM Card. You can also use your guide’s mobile for an international if you reimburse him.
Yes, you can at a small fee, especially when you acclimatize.
In Nepal, many people still use cash; this does mean there is no ATM. You will find ATM in the main cities of Nepal, including Kathmandu and Pokhara. We would like to recommend you to exchange USD into Nepali currency before trekking.
You must be 100% physically fit, that means, you should not have acute health problem nor chronic health problem.
Most of the time, we have the first time trekkers, and they are doing good. So, you do not need to have any experience to do a trek, but we do recommend you jogging, swimming, and walking before coming to Nepal for it. Previous experience will be a plus point.
It is a sickness caused due to the lack of oxygen at a higher altitude in the mountainous region, and one of the ways to overcome it is to drink plenty of water. The other is descending to a lower altitude, and the medicine you can take to fight against it is Diamox (acetazolamide).
Yes, the trek runs. We do not charge any extra money for a solo trekker.
Insect repellent. Antiseptic cream. Anti-diarrhoeal drug Antibiotics Paracetamol Skin cream for blisters. Diamox Multi-vitamin Iodine Cotton Tape Dettol
Yes, it does, and the rescue is done through helicopter, and the cost of the rescue operation is likely to be from USD 2500 to 3000 USD per person. If there is a group rescue operation, then the cost is likely to be USD 500 per person.
Tourism is the main source of income for the guides, porters, and hotel owners in Nepal, so we believe that the Himalayas should be protected not only for this generation but also for the future generation. Every trek that TMG runs focuses on taking care of the ecological aspects and works with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP).
It is a sickness caused due to a lack of oxygen at an altitude of 2000 m plus. It affects some trekkers easily, but to some, it does not. Out of 10, one is affected by Altitude Mountain Sickness. It can be life-threatening. Travel Insurance is a must.
It is an opportunity to combine challenging mountain trail, unique culture and stunning mountains that are famous in the world. It is also an opportunity to trek to the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Base Camp, and other famous treks of Nepal are Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek, and so on. It is also overcoming Altitude Mountain Sickness.
When you decide to trek, trek with a company that likes to take your responsibility, and that has licensed and experienced trekking guide. Please do not throw bottles in the river while you are trekking in a remote place.
During trekking, you will spend your night in a tea house. The tea house is a lodge or a guest house. The tea house is an old name for a lodge because trekkers and climbers gave this name 40 years ago because it used to sell only tea then. Now they also sell meals as well as provide bedrooms for the trekkers and climbers. The old name tea house is still used by the trekking agencies in Nepal. Hence, the name tea house trek. Tea house differs from village to village where you are going to spend your night. Some have attached bathrooms as well as running a hot water facility, while others have only basic facilities, that is, you have to share a toilet and a bathroom with others. This is so because they are located in a high altitude and the remotest area. Some provide dormitory-style accommodation, but they also provide you a bed, a pillow, a blanket, and a bedsheet still, you must have your own sleeping bag. Homestay trek is different from a tea house trek because, in the former, you will spend your night in a home and eat meals with the family members. It is just like staying in your own home.
Yes, it will operate on the day it is scheduled, except in the event that is beyond our control, such as political issues and natural disasters that will create undesirable travel conditions.
Please read our cancellation policy on Terms and Conditions
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, and November are typically for trekking in Nepal.
Police checkpoints are numerous and unavoidable and park officers can check your permits at any time, with a fine of double the normal cost if you are caught without the proper permits. Do not try to bribe officers or police personnel; it might get you in more trouble than you think. Most of the time there will be two or 3 permits, one will belong to a conservation area or national park, another will be Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card and the last one is restricted area entry permit. You will need one or two or all of the permits mentioned above.
1. DOLPA DISTRICT For Upper Dolpa: The first 10 days: USD$ 500 per person After 10 days: USD$ 50 per day person or equivalent foreign currency. For Lower Dolpo: Per week per person: US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
2. MUSTANG DISTRICT Upper Mustang: The first 10 days: USD$ 500 per person After 10 days: USD$ 50 per day per person, or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
3. GORKHA DISTRICT a. Manaslu Region: From September to November: USD$ 70 per week per person After 7 days: USD$ 10 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency. From December to August: USD$ 50 per week per person After 7 days: USD$ 7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency. b. Areas of Chhekampar and Chunchet VDC (Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chhekampar -Nile-Chhule Area) From September to November per person: USD$ 35 for first 8 days From December to August per person: USD$ 25 for first 8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
4. MUGU DISTRICT Areas of Mugu, Dolpo, Pulu and Bhangri For the first 7 days: USD$90 per person After 7 days: USD$ 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
5. MANANG DISTRICT Areas of Nar and Phu From September to November: USD$ 90 per week per person December to August: USD$ 75 per week per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
6. DOLAKHA DISTRICT Gaurishankar and Lamabagar Per week per person: USD$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
7. RASUWA DISTRICT Thuman and Timure Per week per person: USD$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
8. HUMLA DISTRICT Simikot and Yari (Areas of Limi and Muchu village Development Committee, and area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma Village Development committee) For the first 7 days: USD$ 50 per person After 7 days: USD$7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
9. SANKHUWASABHA Areas of Kimathanka, Chepuwa, Hatiya and Pawakhola VDCs For the first four weeks: USD$ 10 per person per week After four weeks: USD$20 per person per week or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
10. TAPLEJUNG DISTRICT Kanchanjanga Region (Areas of Olangchung Gola, Lelep, Papung, and Yamphudin VDCs) Per week per person: USD$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
11. BAJHANG DISTRICT (Areas of Kanda, Saipal, and Dhuli) For the first 7 days: USD$ 90 per person After seven days: USD$ 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
12. DARCHULA DISTRICT (Areas of Byas VDC) For the first 7 days: US$ 90 per person After 7 days: USD$ 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
Note: References from http://www.taan.org.np/pages/trekking-permit-fees. Please check for confirmation.
To enter Nepal, a passport valid for six months is required and a tourist visa is required with currency restrictions for entry and exit is five thousand USD.
Citizens of the following states (except officials and diplomatic passport holders) are required to apply for a visa prior to arrival in Nepal:
Nationals of SAARC member countries can receive a tourist visa free of charge for 30 days at no cost. Those countries are:
Since January 1 2016, nationals holding passports issued by China Peoples Republic of China (PROC) can have their visa fees waived if they are traveling as tourists. Those jurisdictions are:
Visa on Arrival:
Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. ‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple.
First Step: Fill in ‘Arrival Card’
Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa’ form (you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting the official website of the Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.
Second Step: Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement (15/30/90 Days). Get the receipt. While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.
On Arrival Visa Fee
Third Step: Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing.
Gratis (Free) Visa
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or “independent guides” through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent license or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent. â€¢ Please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest dustbins. Pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks – including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles.
Before the departures check that your travel insurance covers trekking activities and the conditions. Be aware that some insurance companies view even walking in the mountains as “mountaineering” and will not provide coverage. Most reputable trekking agencies will require proof of rescue insurance before you start on your trek. It would be very costly to pay a helicopter rescue at 5000 meters. Some insurance policies, in fact, most, will not cover you over 4000m.
Always carry a head torch/lamp, water, some food, and a mobile phone with helicopter evacuation number, local police station and nearby health post in case of emergencies.
Please read up extensively on Altitude sickness. Be familiar with the symptoms and do not ignore them. Be sure to keep to a conservative ascent schedule and drink plenty of fluids. If you or anyone in your party begins to experience symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS), do not ascend any further, and if they do not improve, then descend to a lower altitude. Carry some Diamox (acetazolamide) pills, easily found in pharmacies in Nepal. Diamox forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate in the urine, therefore making the blood more acidic, which stimulates breathing, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. But note that Diamox is not an immediate fix for acute mountain sickness; it speeds up part of the acclimatization process which in turn helps to relieve symptoms. This may take up to a day or two, and requires waiting without any further rapid ascent. It is often advisable to descend if even mild acute mountain sickness is experienced. If serious sickness is encountered or symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) occur, descent with another trekker is A MUST. Please consult the pharmacist when purchasing Diamox and do your own research. One major thing to remember is that the body requires large amounts of water at altitude to counteract sickness so be sure to drink more than you are used to!
The treks in Nepal are suitable for a wide spectrum of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide/porter) and teahouse accommodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. A longer trek, crossing high passes and into remote regions demands a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summiting a mountain of 5650-6500m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience.
Few of the common accommodation options while trekking in Nepal are Tea Houses (Lodges) which can be found at various points on the trek. They offer dorm room accommodation and simple basic meals reflective of what the local people in the area eat. Although many tea houses and hotels in the hills and mountains are reasonably comfortable, some may not be comfortable, so it makes sense to bring a sleeping bag even for teahouse treks. Camping is another option for trekkers and it can be conducted almost anywhere in the country. Camping treks can be fully organized and supported with a team of guides, cooks, and porters to accompany you. Homestays in local villages can also be organized in few treks.
There are 33 mountain peaks in Nepal of 5,650-6,500m height classified as trekking peaks. Climbing permits for these peaks cost USD 350 for one to four members, an additional USD 40 each for the next four members and USD 25 each for the final four members. Trekking peaks require a qualified climbing guide, permits and deposits to cover camp waste disposal.
The best seasons for trekking are the dry and warm seasons, March-June and September-November. The temperature is bearable and skies are usually clear in these seasons, although the skies are foggier and the rain begins in May-June. It is possible to trek out of season, but you have to be ready for the occasional rain and leeches along the way. During the monsoon season and winters, the treks are virtually emptier.
Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal, and travelers will be bombarded on the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking hub, Pokhara, with guides, organized tours, and gear for sale or rent. The huge variety of options allows for people of many ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places that few would dare attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail in a matter of days. With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences.
What we have said, we will provide you all. Please tell us if you need extra. We do not want you only to become happy, but also from happier to the happiest throughout your trip. Having said this, we cannot control the bad weather as well as the other thing, like bandh by the political parties. This thing will lead to a change in your itinerary, but our sole purpose will be to follow it and to take you from one place to another safely. As regards this, we would like to tell you now that you should bring some extra cash for the above situation or for extra days, which are not included in the itinerary, however, it is just like once in a blue moon because Nepal is 99% politically stable country.
Yes, this is what we want to say to you from our heart and mind because your happiness is our happiness; if you are happy, we are happy. Your happiness depends on so many factors; first, it depends on the service that we provide, second, it depends on the weather, and third can be anything related to your trek. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu might get canceled due to bad weather, which can last from 1 to 2 days, and sometimes, it lasts only for 2 hours. Weather can be bad even in the best months, and we cannot guarantee this to anybody when the weather will be good. This is the reason why you should bring some extra cash with you because you have to stay at a hotel either in Lukla or Kathmandu, and you have to pay for all the personal expenses by yourself. If the bad weather lasts for more than 2 days, then your travel plan would be affected because you have to fly out from Nepal to your country. In such a time, if the bad weather lasts for a couple of days, you can choose the alternative trek like Annapurna Base Camp or Langtang Valley Trek; however, we do not refund the money to you. Sorry for the problem caused by the weather. Weather is also another reason why you should come to Nepal with some extra days.
Education is one of the basic needs of the children, and we help these children by donating money which you have paid to us for your trip. Travel Max Guide will also supply clothes and books to these children which will make a big difference. You can also sponsor one of these children or contact our local charity, for more information, you can check the website http://fanepal.org Additionally, let us come together to work on the global cause. We are contributors to a better life and the world. Being engaged in a social response and communities’ development, those who are passionate to do something different by spreading awareness, utilizing the local resources, local ownership and governance concept develop. Can come in one umbrella, cast the vision and work in one milestone. FAN believes that together we can do which will carry out a new horizon in a significant way.
First Act Nepal (FAN) is a team who is working for the welfare of the children. Its objective is to empower underprivileged children. What we do is crystal clear, and the impacts can be seen on the health of children, on the education of children, and on the ways and means that will shape the future of these children. Through us, you can make a donation and participate in the child sponsorship program to support children who are vulnerable and who have lost their parents. Sharing is caring. With this view, we also support the people displaced by the disaster.