Is this trek for you?
Trekking in Nepal are relatively easy, following well-paved paths and local village trails throughout. The maximum altitude reached on the trip is less than 5545 meters. By Himalayan standards this is fairly modest elevation and the altitude issues experienced on higher elevation trek should not be of concern to us on this trek. However, it should be noted that trekking at altitudes above 3000 meters requires greater demands on the body than walking at lower elevations, and is itself challenging even for fit hikers. Our itinerary is well staged and provides for a very gradual approach to the higher elevations encountered in the Khumbu section of your holiday. Camping is not required on this trip and we stay each night in well-appointed lodges with basic facilities. The trekking element of this trip is not long or sustained, however you will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek and you should be comfortable with walking for 5 to 7 hours each day. This trekking holiday should be well within the capabilities of all active hikers and hill-walkers.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of trekking or your suitability for it, please phone +977 (0)1 435 2145 or email at [email protected]
Fitness & Experience
This trekking is an average of 5 to 7 hours of walk a day. For personal safety, some physical conditions are required. Prior to the trek we suggest physical activities such as running, swimming and cycling etc to make sure your body adjusts to 5/7 hrs of walk each day.
The more food you eat at altitude the better you´ll perform. Menus for this trek will be mostly ala-carte basis in best available lodges and restaurants. However our trekking guide will help to set out the menu (for big groups). Considering the loss of appetite on higher altitude, Trekking Experts guide will help you to choose food items that have quality and easiest to digest at higher-altitude. On the trek, Trekking Experts will use only certified and reliable lodges/restaurants where we can find hygienic and good food prepared at extreme conditions. We suggest you to bring your own food if you so desire such as chocolate bars, dry foods etc. We cater to different dietary requirements and full vegetarian menus can be provided on request.
In Kathmandu you will stay at deluxe hotels with luxury services depending on what kind of services you’ve chosen. While on trek you will have best available lodges for 12 nights. These lodges are considered as tea house and will have comfortable twin or double rooms with attached bathroom and hot and cold running water (subject to availability). These lodges are considered as standard lodges in the mountains (which generally do not have running hot water and use shared washing rooms and toilets), they are never-the-less remote. All the lodges will have private rooms (twin or double) with normal blanket, pillow, bed etc. However Trekking Experts suggest you to bring sleeping Bag. You should therefore not expect the standards that can be achieved in luxury accommodation in the city. All accommodation is arranged on a twin sharing basis. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Depending on availability, single rooms can be requested at a supplementary cost. Additional hotel nights in Kathmandu can also be arranged.
Our professional trekking guides have gone through extensive training on wilderness medicine and high altitude evacuation. And carry extensive medical kits combined with hyperbaric chamber (optional, can provide on request) to provide medical care on the mountain. Your safety and the safety of all other trekking crew combined with trekking guides, Sherpa helpers and porters are most important for Trekking Experts. Trekking Experts requests all the members for a full disclosure of the medical history which will also enable our doctor to treat you quicker and better in case of an emergency. All medical records will remain confidential and are only shared with the Doctor and Guides.
It is mandatory to have good emergency evacuation insurance which will cover evacuation by any means of transportation from high altitude. It is also highly recommended that all member have cancellation insurance in case of an accident prior to departure, or if the trip is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
It isn’t a successful bid until you return home. Reaching to the final destination is one thing, but returning safely is much more important. The mountains are always unpredictable and accidents can happen. Trekking Experts believes that "the main key of safety is health and proper planning and preparation, highest comfort level during whole trip and best quality food, high sanitation standards, reliable communications, up to date equipments and proper coordination are all relevant to safety." Although we cover every aspect of safety measures, the possibilities of disappointment and fatalities due to unpredictable circumstances cannot be ignored. All members should be aware of the fact. Trekking Experts urge all the members to consult, take advice and follow the guidance provided by the professional trekking guides during the course of trekking.
Except in higher altitudes and remote areas, telecommunication in Nepal has good network coverage. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, if you wish to buy local sim cards for communication, you can buy either at the airport or in the market once you are out from airport.
1. March to May:
During this season the weather is relatively warmer with bright and clear sky in the morning which slowly becomes hazier as the day progresses. This is also the season of flowers. The rhododendron and other alpine floras are in full bloom providing spectacular views of the Himalayan forests.
2. Mid September – Mid November:
This season is an ideal time for perfect Mountain View. The days are typically sunny and clear throughout the day with moderate temperature in the day and cold in the morning and evening.
Weight limit for tented camp trek is 18 kg per person. And you can leave your baggage at Kathmandu hotel if do not require in trekking. Please pack light and adhere to the details of gear list.
Trekking Gear List
The following checklist will help you to figure out what you should bring for this trip. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs. It is possible to leave clothes or other items not required on trek at the group hotel. Please include the following items for your pack:
- Hiking boots
- Trekking trousers / pants
- Waterproof over trousers / rain pants
- Baselayer shirts
- Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
- Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
- Waterproof jacket
- Warm hat
- Eyewear – Sunglasses
- Warm gloves or mittens
- Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
- Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
- Water bottles 1 Litre
- Washbag and toiletries
And following timers are optional:
- Down jacket (recommended)
- Trekking poles (recommended)
- Spare laces
- Scarf or buff
- Wet wipes
- Travel clothes
- Camera, film/memory cards, batteries
- Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
- Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
- Day sack to be carried personally
- Personal first-aid kit that includes essential items
- Sleeping bag and pillow, hot water bag
Customize this trip?
If you wish to customize this trip as per your requirement, please send us an email at [email protected] quick inquiry with your requirements, our experts team will get back to you shortly.