Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek

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Trip Overview

Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek Information

You want to trek in that part of the Everest Region, which is called Gokyo Renjo Pass (La) Trek, naturally built for a trekker like you that has challenges that have a viewpoint and that has a high pass of 5000 m plus. Also, you want to be happy in the midst of beautiful nature at the heart of the Everest Region, dotted with the bluest lakes, backed by the massive snow-covered mountains, such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kangchung Peak which catch your eyes.

From Gokyo-Ri, the favorite viewpoint of the trekking guide, you will see the solid view of the mountains, such as Mount Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Everest, and Lhotse the view that you have never seen before, the view that equals to that from Kala Patthar. You enjoy what you deserve the most in the Everest Region. And when you reach the top of Renjo Pass, that is 5360m plus, you will see every beautiful nature of the Everest Region, including a 360-degree view of mountains. For you, the Everest Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek is a cup of tea because it has what you want to see.

The trekking trail of the Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek comes under the category of the less traveled trekking route.

According to our trekking guides, Altitude Mountain sickness can occur above 2,500 meters. Symptoms include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping, and dizziness. The remedies are

  • Drink a lot of water
  • Don’t go up until symptoms go down

Travel Max Guide’s Service includes lodging, food, and transportation during the trek and takes care of you.

Accommodation

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 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 sleeping bag. 

  • Kathmandu- 3 Nights
  • Mountain Teahouse/ Guesthouse- 11 Nights

Transportation

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 the private vehicle. As well as other transportation facilities like internal flight- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.

How to get noticed outside at the airport?

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 with you. If we have a couple of times, you are going to visit our office or will explain it at your hotel lobby. 

Meals

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 carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast- 14
  • Lunch- 11
  • Dinner-12

Attend farewell dinner

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. 

Accomplishment certificate

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 for trusting the Travel Max Guide team. 

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

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.

Passport and Visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have the 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

  •  15 Days- $30
  • 30 Days- $50
  • 90 Days- $125

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.

Trekking Information

Nepal is open for all seasons.

You can do a trek and tour in different parts of NepalThose 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.

  • Autumn Season (September till November)
  • Winter season (November till February)
  • Spring season (March till May)
  • Rainy Season (June till August)

As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.

  • Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
  • Camping
  • Home Stay 

Travel Max Guide listed different types of trekking experiences. You can find it on our website. To make it easier here are the bunch of lists.

Extend your holiday/ Optional Itinerary and Services

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 it during the time of your booking. If you have your private holidays, want to customize it in your way. You can write us an email. Our travel planner will respond to you. 

Group trekking/ Single

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 the 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.

Be a contributor for a good cause

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. 

Volunteering opportunities

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.

Special events

If you are looking to make special events by filming for your moments. Travel Max Guide offers you the travel documentary, travel photography trips 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.

Travel photography

Upon your request, we can organize the travel photography tour in Nepal. In the trip normally there will be the 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.

Trip Highlights

  • Guides favorite viewpoint
  • Everest Region's most beautiful lake
  • Lodge in front of the mountain
  • Escape from the crowds
  • Panoramic and rewarding view from the summit
  • 80% solitude
  • Incredible view of Mt. Everest

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 02: Flight- Kathmandu- Lukla (2840m), start trek to Phakding (2,610m) Duration: Flight-25 minutes and trek 3 hours
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization: Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Trek to Dole (4110m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Machherma (4470m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 08: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m), descend to Gokyo Duration: 5 hours
Day 09: Trek to Lungdhen (4380m) via crossing Renjo Pass (5360m) Duration: 7 hours
Day 10: Trek to Thame (3440m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) Duration: 4 hours
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2840m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 13: Flight- Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 14: Rest Day in Kathmandu
Day 15: Trip Concludes

  • Trip Code

    TMG-GR100

  • Start Point

    Kathmandu

  • End Point

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Duration

    15 Days

  • Activity

    Lake Trek

  • Region

    Everest Region

  • Trip Staffs

    Trekking Guide, Porter

  • Transportation

    210

  • Trip Style

    BLD

  • Trip Grade

    Strenuous

  • Elevation

    5550m

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Trip Type

    Guided Group Tour

  • Local experts
  • Personal care and attention
  • 100% safe
  • Award-winning company
  • Emergency services
  • Available 24/7
  • Fits every budget
  • No booking fees
  • local welfare
What's Included

What's Includes

  • Twin sharing accommodation with Breakfast plan in Kathmandu at 3-star hotel.
  • Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse accommodation during the time of trekking

  • All ground transportation by a private vehicle

  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu including departures taxes

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
  • As indicated in the itinerary

  • Nepal Government certified English speaking local trekking guide and porter
  • Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit card for trekking
  • Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees

  • Insurance of Guides, including their meals, salary, lodging, and transportation.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate.
  • All government taxes

What's not includes

  • International flights tickets

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
  • Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section

Price Starting From $1750

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Itinerary & Maps

Route Map

Detailed Itinerary

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.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Yesterday, we did the trek preparation. We also checked your insurance details, and you should have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you. Today, after breakfast, head to the domestic airport. Enjoy 25 minutes scenic mountain flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport known as Lukla Airport. See the wonderful Himalayas, including Everest. Next, we trek to Phakding along with a trekking guide. As you trek, you see Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangkaru (6370m) and Mount Kongde. En route, you come across the Dudh Kosi Valley. If you are interested, then you can visit a monastery in Phakding.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle & Flight

As you follow the Dudh Kosi River and arrive in Toktok (2760m), you see the stunning view of Thamserku (6618m). The trekking trail climbs to Chhumowa (2760m) and Monjo (2835m), 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 (8848) as well as of Nuptse (7864m).

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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 Kangkaru, 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.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

From the top of the ridge, see a 360-degree view of Namche. Along the uphill trekking trail, you see vendors, monasteries, the Dudh Kosi River, rhododendrons, and powerhouse. During trekking, you will also see the satisfying view of Khumbi Yul La (5765m) and Tabuche Peak (6495m). On the way, you might see Pheasants, Mountain Goats, and Musk deer. Before reaching Dole, you will come across bridges and waterfalls.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Walking on a ridge, you see an excellent view of the valley, Kantega Mountain and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Following the descending trekking trail, you reach rhododendron forest, waterfall, Tongba Village, Dhole, Labarma, 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 Ngozumpba Glacier.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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 Ngazumba Glacier and then uphill to the first lake. There are many lakes. Longponga 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.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today what you see is the unusual geological features of the Himalayas, including the Rolwaling Ranges. The sweeping view of Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Lake, and Gokyo Village is stunning. Equally, the sights of Relama Tsho and Renjo Lake make your Gokyo Renjo Pass Trek amazing. From the summit, you will see the wild Bhote Kosi River. To see this, you have to walk steep uphill. Other mountains that you see are Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Ghyajung Thak (5630m). You will also see the Yak Caravans as well as walk in the beautiful Bhote Koshi Valley.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Walk downhill. Situated at 3400m, Thame boasts of its century-old monastery. Plunge into the spiritual atmosphere. Witness the rich Sherpa culture. Thame might be the village of less significance to the trekkers. Examine the interesting areas of Thame in the afternoon with your trekking guide. You can also witness the lovely culture of Sherpa people at Thame. From Thame, you will see the breath-taking view of Thyangmoche (6482m), Kongde (6086m), and Nangpa-la.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Trek down to the forest that exemplifies rhododendron and juniper trees. You walk on the hillside. The trekking trail takes you to the Bhote Kosi Valley. 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 to see the last glimpse of Lhotse and Everest and come across villages: Gongla, Drama, and Thamte.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    MAP

  • Transportation

    Flight

It’s up to you how would you like to spend your day? You can take a rest in a hotel, or you can buy some gifts for your friends and relatives. Thamel has a lot of tourist shops that sell Nepali hand-made goods.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

A company representative will drop you to the airport in a private vehicle.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • Descend to a lower altitude
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Don’t go up until symptoms go down
  • Eat garlic
  • Take Diamox

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.

Passports

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:

  • Afghanistan
  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Iraq
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • Somalia
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Zimbabwe

Nationals of SAARC member countries can receive a tourist visa free of charge for 30 days at no cost. Those countries are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Maldives
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka

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:   

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau

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

  • 15 Days – 25 USD
  • 30 Days – 40 USD
  • 90 Days – 100 USD

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

  • For the first visit in one visa year (January to December), a 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 Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.

  • The main essentials to bring are:
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof/waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, Reusable water bottle, and CamelBak water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • A hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness, and other medication
  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended) On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits, etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, microspikes, and chains.

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. • 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. Please tell us if you need extra service. We do not want you only to become happy but also the happiest. Having said this, we cannot control the bad weather as well as bandh. This thing will lead to a change in your itinerary, but our sole purpose is to follow it as well as to take you safely from one place to another. Regarding this, we would like to tell you that you should bring some extra cash for extra days that are not in your itinerary, however, flight cancellation and bandh is just like once in a blue moon.

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.

Transforming the Lives of Needy Children. Education is one of the basic needs of children. We help these children by donating money which you have paid for your trip. We also help them by providing clothes and books. You can also sponsor one of these children by contacting our local charity, for more information, check the website http://fanepal.org Let us work together on the global cause. We are passionate to do something different by spreading awareness, utilizing the local resources, and giving priority to local ownership and government concept of development. FAN believes that together we can do something different in a significant way.

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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.

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