Jiri to Everest Base Camp Classical Trek

A classical trek in Nepal, followed by Sir Edmund Hillary to Submit Mount Everest 8848m

Trip Overview

Following 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 (5000 m 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 trek in full swing.

In the Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek, what you will see are the glory of 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 calm and tranquil trekking trail, make the Jiri 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

  • Drink extra water
  • Don’t go up until symptoms go down
  • Eat garlic

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.

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning views from your flight to Lukla
  • Various Stupas on the trails
  • The big town of Namche Bazaar and the Tengboche Monastery
  • Various Rivers such as the Dudh Khosi and the Khumba Khola (river)
  • Crossing the Khumbu Glacier
  • Sunrise view of Mt Everest from Kala Phatar
  • Various Stupas on the trails
  • Cho La and the Ngozumpa Glaciers
  • Gokyo Ri Peak
  • Stunnig views of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and the Gyachun Kang mountains
  • The Holy lakes of the Gokyo Valley
  • Trip Code

    TMG-JE100

  • Start Point

    Kathmandu

  • End Point

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Duration

    25 Days

  • Activity

    National Parks Treks

  • Region

    Everest Region

  • Trip Staffs

    Trekking Guide, Porter, Driver

  • Transportation

    208

  • Trip Style

    BLD

  • Trip Grade

    Strenuous

  • Elevation

    5,550 m

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Trip Type

    Guided Group Tour

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What's Included

What's Includes

  • Twin sharing accommodation with Breakfast plan in Kathmandu
  • Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse/ Homestay accommodation during the time of trekking

  • Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle

  • Flight from 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

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

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Itinerary & Maps

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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

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

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, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.

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 century. 

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 

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 

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.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

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, 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.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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, Kenja, and Chimnu. 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.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

After early breakfast, you trek uphill and reach the top of the ridge and see the first glimpse of Everest, Thamserku (6608m), and Mera Peak (6461m). There are river and airstrip on the way. You will reach a village called Khurtang. Later, 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 Ringmo and the pass, such as Takshindo La. Finally, the trail takes you to conifer and rhododendron forest.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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 Jubing, 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.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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 Puiyan.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

The downhill and uphill trekking trail is wondrous and takes us to a village called Surkhe. 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 (5,885m) Kusum Kanguru (6,367m) and Mount Kwongde 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.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

As you follow the Dudh Kosi River and arrive in Tok Tok, you see the stunning view of Thamserku. The trekking trail climbs to Chomoa and Monju, 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.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • 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, Kangtegha, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Khongde 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. If you have time, then you can visit Hillary School, an ancient Monastery and mountaineering museum on the way.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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 La 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.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • 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 Ngozumpz glacier.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

The trekking trail goes uphill and offers an excellent view of the Khantega Mountain and Cho-Oyu (8,153m). Then, it goes downhill to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa 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.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • 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

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

The trekking trail today also offers you an option to hike to Gokyo Ri if you had missed yesterday. Follow the trekking trail that goes downhill that takes you to the Ngozumpa Glacier. Later, walk along the edge of the mountain, and the meandering trail that takes you to Thagnak. Today’s main highlights are mountains, such as Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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 Pathar (5,550m). You will also see the stunning view of Pumori.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

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. Pay a visit to the Italian Pyramid. You also 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.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

When you reach the top of Kalapathar, 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 Dhugla in the Imja valley. It is the only place in the Everest Region where barley is grown.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Trek down to the forest that exemplifies rhododendron and juniper trees with a few magnolia 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.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • 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

    Basic

  • 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

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Flight & Private Vehicle

In your leisure time, walk around Thamel area to buy the Nepalese souvenirs for your friends and relatives, or you can roam, enter into the narrow streets and enjoy the street foods. In the evening time, TMG will organize a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

From the haphazard city, as well as from nature’s dramatic set, you fly out from Nepal. The proceedings of your flight begin by picking you up from the hotel. Where your trek was a paradise, and where you head is your native land. Prior to 3 hours, we pick you up from the hotel and take you to the international airport.flight, you will be dropped off at the airport by our representative in private transportation.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

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Client Reviews

First step in the Everest Base Camp

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.

Henry, United Kingdom

Annapurna Circuit Trek

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.

Angelo, Barcelona

Everest trekking in Nepal

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.

Herald, New York

Visit Nepal

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.

Anna, London

Nepal is the land of Himalayas

Nepal is the Land of Himalayas! I was been there in 2018 for Annapurna base camp and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. It was a good time to spend and learn the real culture of Nepal and its beauty. Travel Max Guide help me to get more lively. Thank you all. Will see you soon.

Leo, Brazil
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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 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.

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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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