Everest Classic Trek..18 Days

Trip Introduction

Located in the half of Nepal, the Everest region offers a wide range of trekking experiences. From the well- developed trail to Everest Base Camp to treks in remote semi-wilderness areas, there is a choice to suit all-comers.

The most frequented  part of the region is located in Solukhumbu district, the home of the legendary Sherpas. The northern part of the district (Khumbu) is encompassed in the Everest Natioal Parks, which was established to protect the fragile environment of this alpine region. To the eastof everest National Park is the Makalu BARUN National Park, a remote and wild stretch of mountain peaks and deep densely forested valleys. To the west is the Rolwaling valley, a well protected mocrcosm of cultures and ecology. The southern part of the district, Solu is much less frequented by tourists and can be a very rewarding destination in its own right.

Besides Mount Everest there are three other 8000 meter peaks in the region, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu and in addition numerous other peaks of lesser altitute but no less stunning. Add to this glacial lakes,rohododendron forests, native flora and fauna, traditional villages and ancient Buddhist monasteries, all go to makes this region a spectacular destination.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Jiri  to Bhandara.

We begin the walk with a climb to the ridge top at 2400m. Then the trail drops down to Shivalaya at 1800m. Before the Jiri road was opened the trek used to go through those, which at that time was the busiest market town between Lamosangu and Namche bazaar.

After reaching Shivalaya, we make another climb to Sangbadanda at 2150m, Kosaribas at 2500m, then to Bhanjyang, a pass at Bhandar at 2200m. We can possibly take a detour between Sangbadanda and Bhandar to visit Thodung at 3090m. Overnight at Guest House. 

Day 02: Trek to Sete

Today the trail drops down to the Likhu Khloa and crosses the river at 1580m, and tracks along it to Kenja. Now we make the long climb to Lamjura pass. The first part of the climb is quite steep, and then it traverses to Sete, and abandoned gompa at 2575m. Then we continue through the villages inhabited by Sherpas and have both Nepali and Sherpa names. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 03: Trek to Junbesi

The day begins with a long but gradual climb to the Lamjura pass at 3530m. There you are rewarded with frost and often snow along the trail in winter or with flowering rhododendrons in the spring. Goyem at 3300m. The pass is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar ,there you have good lunch stop. From the top you descend to Tragdobuk at 2860m, then to the pretty Sherpa village of Junbesi at 2675m. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 04: Trek to Nuntala

This day we climb to a ridge at 3080m, from where Everest slowly begin to appear infront of your eye, then on to Salung at 2650m. From Junbesi the trail leads to the hospital and airstrip at Phaplu and the district headquarters and bazaar at Salleri. Leaving Salung, we make our way descending to the Ringmo Khola at 2650m. The trail ups to Ringmo. There we see garden of apples and other fruit; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). The new trail from here to Namche Bazaar was built in the 1980s and avoids many of the steep descents and ascents of the old route. We make a short climb from Ringmo Khola that takes us to the 3071m Trakshindo pass, then the trail drops down pass the monastery of the same name, on to Nuntala at 2320m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 05: Trek to Khari khola Leaving Nunthala

The trail continues descending to the Dudh Koshi (Milk River) where the trail then ascends through several Sherpa villages, terraced fields and forests to Khari Khola. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 06: Trek to Puiyan

We start a day with a climb towards Puiyan through Sherpa villages and a forest inhabited by monkeys, passing through a narrow canyon before arriving at Puiyan. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 07: Trek to Phakding

This day we continue a climb from Puiyan to a ridge at 2800m before a gradual ascent to the final ridge, where we descend to Surke following the trail towards Phakding. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 08: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Today we start at Phakding, from where we head up the valley, beside the Dudh Kosi, to Sagamartha National Park. We continue our journey through the upstream along the riverbank to the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Kosi. As our ascent begins to Namche Bazaar, that provides us fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), Arna Dablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 09: Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization day

The trail hikes up the Syanboche Airport, and around Everest View Hotel. From here, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise or sunset over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 10: Trek to Phorste Drengka (3675m)

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 11: Trek to Machherma (4470m)

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D. 

Day 12: Hiking to Gokyo Ri (5483m)

Today very early in the morning, we begin steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m), provides us ample rewards as one attempts this trip. We are fascinated by stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen People those explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded here. We will have time for acclimatization after noon back to the camp. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 13: Trek to Thangna (foot of the Cho-La pass)

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 14: Cross Cho-La pass (5330m), and trek down to Dzongla (4830m.)

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 15: Trek to Labuje (4910m)

It is an easy day walking to Labuje. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D. .

Day 16/17: Trekking to Ghorakshep (5160m.) - Kalapathar (5545m.)- Everest Base Camp (5400 mtrs.) - Ghorakshep- Labuje.

This day early in the morning, our trek start that can prove to be both mentally and physically demanding. Above Lobuche, we follow the path to reach Ghorak Shep, from where it is about 2 hours hiking to Kala Pattar (5545m), a small, rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Pumori - although the scenery is fantastic, it offers quite hard climb, but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. We receive sweet greeting by the huge creaking glaciers surround us and classic views of Everest. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 18: Trek to Tyangboche monastery

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 19: Trek to Khumjung village

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 20: Trek to Phakding

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 21: Trek to Lukla

Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

Day 22: Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Prices:

Cost includes:

  • Warm welcome with garlands by our guest relation officer on arrival of Tribhuvan INT`l airport, KTM.
  • Transfer from international airport to the hotel by AC/Non AC car/van/coach as per group size.
  • Luggage van extra for large size group.( above 10 Pax) otherwise we Manage in roof of our Coach.
  • A Cell Phone Sim is provided on arrival.( Pls drop with Guide at the time of Final Departure)
  • Welcome drink (tea/coffee/juice) on arrival at Hotel.
  • 03 nights’ KTM accommodation with bed & breakfast in 4 star deluxe hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • Ground transfers according to the trekking itinerary.
  • Day City tour in Kathmandu guided by experienced tour guide.
  • TIMS & Everest Entry Permits.( 3 Photos PP size required)-Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Kathmandu to Shivalaya by Bus Via Jiri ( 10 Hrs Road Journey )
  • Lukla to Kathmandu by Air with your Guide.
  • 3 course of hygienic meals (tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner) each day as per the best availability throughout the trekking. (Veg. & Non Veg.)-
  • Seasonal Fresh fruits as per availability in Trekking.
  • Twin sharing lodge accommodation in the trekking route. (If a group size consist 10+ one additional Sherpa on top of the entire Crews.
  • Well trained & decades long Experienced local Travel crews include; Sherpa Guide & Normally 1 Porter= 2 Trekkers.
  • Food, accommodation, equipments, transfers, insurance and all necessary expenses of travel crews.
  • First aid kit box & Maps
  • Emergency rescue services by Chopper on trekkers expenses. (Insurance is Mandatory prior trekking)
  • Trek memorial souvenir in Kathmandu.
  • Farewell dinner (Typical Nepali Food with cultural show).
  • Dep. transfer from the hotel to Kathmandu international airport.
  • All government taxes including 13% VAT. (Subject to change) & No any Hidden Cost.

Cost does not include: 

  • Nepal entry & re-entry visa fees.( US$ 25 =15 Days and 49 US$ for 30 Days)
  • Extra flight & Airport Taxes (Domestic & International).
  • Entry fees for the sightseeing places in Kathmandu.( approx US$ 50-60)
  • Personal equipments and clothing.
  • Expenses of personal nature like; shopping, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Travel insurance, rescue expenses and medical expenses.
  • Donations, Tips & Gratuities, expenses of Hotel and Food in case flight delayed / cancelled .
  • Extra porters if required.( approx US$ 20 a day with his entire expenses)
  • Expenses beyond our control i.e. landslides, natural disastar, road blockade, political disturbance, etc.
  • Extra services not mentioned in trek itinerary.

 

 

NEPAL ( HIMALAYA )

We offer the finest and the most complete adventure package in Nepal. Our programs allow you to experience all aspects of this truly wonderful country and we make sure that you get the most from your trip. The following travel information has been prepared to ensure your hassle-free trip to Nepal:

PASSPORT & VISA

All travelers to Nepal must hold a valid passport except Indian ID holders. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your expected date of departure from Nepal. As of Now, US$ 25 for 15 Days and US$ 40 for 30 Days on arrival.

An entry visa for Nepal can be obtained either in advance from your local embassy or upon arrival in Kathmandu International airport.

CLIMATE

Temperatures could vary from cool mornings and evenings to heated-up middays due to the strong direct sunlight at high altitudes.

Mid-October/November- Clear skies, hot during the day, cool evenings.

December/January/February- Clear skies, warm afternoons but cold nights.

March/April/May- Clear mornings, hazy skies in the afternoon, hot during the day and cool evenings.

June/July/August- This is Nepal's rainy season, fascinating for those interested in the flora and fauna of the country.

BAGGAGE

We strongly recommend you pack in a soft-sided bag in order to keep the weight down. Departing from Nepal, the weight limit is 42 pounds (20 Kg.). Only two check-in bags and one hand carry bag are allowed. Excess baggage is charged up to US $ 15 per Kg. Make sure you have locks/padlocks for the bags.

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

ABOUT TOWN

Unless you plan to attend a special party, ceremony or an official function, dress casually. In middle-to-higher priced establishments, men wear slacks and a sports shirt; women wear a casual dress, or a skirt or slacks outfit. Conservative outfits are always appropriate and recommended. Both in the cities and along trekking trails, tight revealing clothing and shirtless men may offend the modest norm. However, outside of Kathmandu loose-fitting shorts with decent length are acceptable for both men and women.

ON TOUR

Comfortable clothes made of breathable fabrics are essential. Shorts and a loose shirt of lightweight cotton are ideal during the day, since it is always warm. Comfortable trousers would also be appropriate. Bring a thick sweater or fleece sweat shirt to wear in the evenings, when temperatures drop considerably. A lightweight jacket or windbreaker will also be useful.


WHILE TREKKING

The most important item you will require while trekking is suitable footwear. Lightweight walking boots with ankle support and rubber soles with thick tread are the best. Unless you're trekking during the rainy season, they needn't be waterproof. It is important that your walking boots are comfortable and broken-in; uncomfortable shoes can ruin the entire trek. Your boots should be worn with thick natural-fiber socks.

For your convenience, Exotic Himalayas Nepal will provide each traveler with a day pack as well as a rain poncho, umbrella, walking stick, cotton scarf and sun hat. Down jackets, wool gloves and hats can be purchased in Kathmandu, Pokhara or in Lukla.

TOILETRIES AND MEDICAL ITEMS

All travelers should bring a supply of personal toiletries. Sometimes, trekkers do suffer from blisters, colds, coughs and minor stomach upsets. Therefore, we recommend every traveler to bring a basic medical kit containing nail scissors, moleskin, Band-Aids, sunscreen, diarrhea tablets, aspirin and a remedy for colds and coughs. Taking Acidophilus tablets a few weeks before travel can help prevent bacterial diarrhea abroad.

CUSTOMS

There are limitations on the export of Nepalese antiques and items of archaeological or historical value. If you purchase any such item, ask the shopkeeper to assist you in obtaining an export license from the Department of Archaeology; reputable dealers are usually willing to assist. Antique carpets, brass metal statues, and Thankas (finely detailed paintings depicting Buddhist themes) are among the items in this category. Remember, it is illegal to import any items made from any endangered species of wildlife into most countries.

PACKING CHECKLIST

To assist you in planning your trip, we have prepared a suggested packing list. It is meant as a guideline only. Always take your own preferences into account when determining what to bring.

CLOTHING

Please refer to our Equipment Check List.

If you're willing to do a white water rafting, add a pair of rubber sandals and a pair of quick drying shorts. We will provide life jackets, helmets and waterproof drums for your equipment.

If you're visiting Chitwan National Park, some of your clothing should be in neutral colors, like khaki. White and bright colored clothes may disturb the wildlife.

If you're trekking during the off-season, heavier (waterproof) boots and outerwear will be required.

ELECTRICITY

Electricity is mainly available in the Kathmandu Valley with few hours of power cut. The current is 220 V/50 Cycles. Sockets have either three round pins or two thick round pins. An extra battery is important due to periodic power supply.

CURRENCY

Money Exchangers or Banks will easily exchange your currency into Nepalese Rupees. Major credit cards and travelers checks are accepted by most local hotels, but only accepted in some restaurants and shops. Master and Visa Cards are the most widely accepted credit cards.

TIPPING

It is not an obligatory culture to tip any where you travel within Nepal. However, since, the total suggested amount does not exceed US $ 70 for a two week program and US $ 35 dollars for a trek; you may choose to tip with some extra cash to show your appreciation for the service provided. 10% of the total amount is appropriate.

BANKING HOURS

Banks are open for money exchange and other transactions from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, throughout the week except for Saturdays and other public holidays.

HEALTH

Even though trekking is not so physically demanding, you still have to be in good health, as medical facilities are only sparsely available in the trekking areas. Kathmandu’s altitude is 4500 feet and we trek between n 3500 to 7000 feet, so altitude sickness should not affect you at these heights. However, almost everyone experiences shortness of breath in some uphill climbs. Those with breathing difficulties should consult a physician prior to the trip to determine their fitness for travel.

Only boiled water is safe to drink anywhere in Nepal. Most hotels provide a flask of purified drinking water in each room: when in doubt, stick to bottled drinks. Local mineral water is perfectly safe to drink, however you can still treat your water with purifying tablets. Remember, even ice should be avoided when you don’t want to risk your health.

During emergency situations in trekking without road access, a helicopter is chartered. You will then be air lifted with your guide to Kathmandu where you will be received by our office staff and taken to an international hospital. If necessary, an onward international medical flight will be arranged. Apart from the inaccessible areas of the trek, you will be rescued by road to Kathmandu where the same procedure will take place. You have to ensure that your insurance policy covers all the expenses for any unforeseen and unpleasant incident. Medical evacuation by helicopter has to be paid for by clients prior to the departure from Kathmandu.

 

 

 

SAFETY

Thefts do occasionally occur in Nepal. Therefore, your valuables should be protected. Always carry your passport, airline tickets, and other valuables with you, or lock them in the hotel’s safety box. We recommend leaving valuable jewelry at home, and using lockable baggage.

TREKKING CONDITIONS AND PREPARATION

Each morning, after an early breakfast we set out at around 8:30 a.m. We will stop mid-morning for tea and continue trekking until lunch break around midday. The trails are winding and well worn, but are generally in good condition. Along the way, there will be ample time to stop and photograph the breathtaking Himalayan backdrop, and to explore the countryside. After lunch, we continue until our overnight accommodations, where we arrive around 4:00 PM. During the day, we walk 6 to 8 miles per day.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We urge our guests to purchase adequate trip cancellation, medical and baggage protection. Please ask for additional information.

ETIQUETTE

While Nepal is generally a tranquil and informal country, there are a few norms visitors should be aware of. While entering temples, you must always take your shoes off and the customary practice implies while entering a Nepali house. In some temples, it is forbidden to wear any leather clothes or accessories. Other temples such as Pashupatinath, devotees besides Hindus are strictly forbidden to enter. These customs are well marked around the temple premises, generally with signs in English and we strongly recommend you to respect such practices.

BEGGING

We discourage giving anything to beggars, particularly to children. If you wish to help, it is more fruitful to give contribution to your tour leader who will fairly distribute the donation to the local schools. Exceptions can be made for physically handicapped and to wandering religious mendicants called “Sadhus.”

MINIMIZING YOUR IMPACT

Splendid Holidays strongly supports the conservation and preservation of the nature and historical places by opting for lodges over camps during the treks. By doing so, make minimal use of the valuable firewood and make least impact in the nature, which is our chief goal.

COMMUNICATION

A Ncell Sim Card for mobile phones are easily available at NPR 100, approximately 1.5 $ upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport just on the right side of the arrival Terminal.  Be sure, you can produce them a copy of your Passport and one Passport size (1.5”X1.5”) picture. This Ncell Mobile Phone is well connected to almost in major towns and tourist hubs in Nepal except for some trekking routes.

LANGUAGE

The national language is Nepali, with multiple distinct dialects spoken in different parts of Nepal. All of our guides speak English, also the porters, however at a more basic level. In  touristic places like Thamel, Lake Side and Sauraha, Chitwan English is widely spoken.

TIME ZONE

Nepal is 15 minutes ahead of Indian Standard Time; 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

PHOTOGRAPHY

We recommend bringing all the camera equipment and film you'll need for your trip. Most people find Nepal more photographable things in here than anticipated, so it is a good idea to bring more films than you think you'll actually need. However 100, 200 and 400 ASA films are widely available in Kathmandu and Pokhara and are relatively inexpensive.

FOOD AND DRINK

Kathmandu has a surprising wide variety of restaurants serving many types of international cuisine. It shouldn’t be forgotten that Nepal has a laid back and relaxed culture and service can be relatively slower than what the Westerners are used to. Outside of the cities, the food is primarily a combination of Nepalese (which has a large Indian influence), and Tibetan. Rice, lentils and vegetables are staples, with a variety of meats used somewhat sparingly. Tasty soups, fresh breads and steamed dumplings filled with meat or vegetables stuffing are among the local favorites.

TRANSPORTATION 

Taxis: Metered taxis are easily available. However, they generally do not use their meters for Westerners. Be sure to negotiate the fare before getting in or insist on having the meters on.

Rickshaws: These two-seater tricycles are a fun way to see the city. Be sure to negotiate the fare before getting on.

Bicycles and Motorcycles: Bicycles can be rented from bike shops or hotels on per hour or day basis. Motorcycles can also be rented, however,a driving license is required.

Getting started: Trekking is an activity that you can start with a nominal equipment and knowledge. If you have a agency like Getaway! Himalayan Eco-Trekking Pvt. Ltd. you have the perfect plan to start the venture according to your needs. Most Trekking routes have walking tracks suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It's just a matter of choosing a walk that you're comfortable with and as we would say, just do it!

Get to know your own ability: You need to read our e-mailed itinerary and complete info well in advance before commencing flight to Nepal. Discuss with your Trekking Guide and Porters as soon as you land in Kathmandu or Pokhara who will give you practical information about the entire trip especially on road condition, standard of lodges/tents, food, rescue etc. Start off with a short walk on a well defined track early in the day especially for the first day. This will give you a chance to gauge your performance. It is tempting for an enthusiastic beginner to go that bit further too late in the day. If the track you have chosen is short and well defined you will have a much better chance of reorienting yourself. Before heading out evaluate the prevailing weather conditions and take the appropriate clothing and water for the conditions. See the checklist if you are in need of equipments, on the bottom of our homepage available for walks in your area.

The best way to experience the incredible combination of natural beauty and cultural riches of Nepal is to walk through them. The objective of trekking is not just reaching the particular destination, but enjoying the journey as well. You can walk at your own pace, observing nature, rural communities, and spectacular mountain panoramas. It is a simple walk, but comprises very special places like - amazing forests, isolated hamlets, and small mountain villages, birds, animals, temples, monasteries and overwhelming landscapes. You will also encounter friendly people of different mountain cultures offering fascinating glimpses of traditional rural life, quite unimaginable in our modern urban life.

A trekking route will often pass through forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak, hemlock and visiting one or two villages each day. However, the greatest highlight of any trek is the tantalizing views of snowcapped peaks. Rivers are crossed on log passages or suspension bridges. It’s not unusual to cross snowfields in the morning and bathe in sub-tropical streams in the afternoon.

For the most part, trekking routes are well traveled by local people, but has remained unmarked without signposts. Trekkers rely on our staff for directions and an introduction to the local people, culture, religion, and lifestyle. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, at your own pace. We show you what you have come to see, and help you explore a different world.

Is trekking for everyone?

Yes, everyone can go for trekking. Some people might hesitate whether I can do it or not. Well, it is alright for any person with a normal health. Generally we walk just for 6-7 hours a day, with lots of breaks in between for breakfast, lunch, tea times and you can stop for a rest whenever you feel like.  One of our staff stays at the back of the group to make sure everyone is okay.

We offer treks to more than 70 destinations in Nepal Himalayas. You can choose one of them according to your interest, time, budget and the trekking grades. You can find this list of trekking routes from the left-side menu & Drop down menu of this section.

Please also check the trekking regions, types, accommodation styles, health and other related information under ‘Trekking Info’ on the left-side menu of this section.

Types of Trekking

Tea House (Lodge) Trekking

Tented Camp ( Using own Tents)

Hiring Guide or Porter on self arranged lodge or Tent.

Trekking can be done in a number of ways; Teahouse Trekking (Lodge to Lodge) & Tented Camp. In teahouse trekking, you eat and sleep on hotels and teahouse in Nepal where one can get a hot cup of tea, coffee found locally in the trekking regions.

Teahouse trekking is the most popular of all as you can easily find a place to eat and sleep in the areas you are familiar with. Few routes such as Annapurna Circuit, Base Camp, Jomsom and Muktinath, Everest B.C, Gokyo Lake, Langtang & its surroundings have tourist level lodge and small hotels to accommodate trekkers in twin – single or triple bed sharing basis. However, Everest High pass after Gokyo Lake in between the Everest Base Camp have no lodge shelter for trekkers.  Annapurna circuit especially on Thorung–La (5416 meters) also is quite busy during High season. Now days, Upper Mustang and Kanchenjunga area trekking also offers small lodges cum houses for trekkers to stay with family and enjoy the tradition indeed. This is possible for only small size group of people who can adjust with families.

Camping trekking is popular in areas where one would tent, cook individually or in groups other then in Lodge trekking routes as mentioned above. Usually you make your backpack lighter by carrying limited foods and clothes required during the trekking period. You can give the entire responsibility to arrange the Porters, food and accommodation to Getaway! Himalayan Eco-Trekking Pvt. Ltd. and enjoy the trek.

Trekking Seasons

Trekking in Nepal can be done all year around. The country is blessed with good weathers.

Autumn:  September to November: Excellent season for trekking in all areas can enjoy clear mountain views.

Winter:   December to February: Ideal for trekking in regions below 2500 Meters altitude.

Spring:   March to May: Nepal's national flower Guranse (Rhododendrons in English) colors the mountains red and beautiful, moderate temperature makes a perfect choice for trekking in hilly regions but trekking in terai can be a little burdensome due to high temperature in this region.

Summer: June to August - Monsoon falls is in this period. Expect wet, warm and wild trekking during the season. This is the season to see lush green valleys with rice crops and greenest thick jungles.

Fixed Departures & Custom-made Itineraries 

We offer both fixed date group departures and also can make a custom itinerary according to your needs. We will be pleased to address all your queries so feel free to talk to us and email us.

Causes of Accident       

Mountain accident statistics outline that a big percentage of accidents occurring in the mountains involve less experienced hikers ,sometimes solely because they were not informed about the difficulties of the chosen trail, lack of preparation for sudden changes in the weather and climatic conditions, or because they under estimate the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

MEDICAL CONSIDERATION

Immunizations

Your physician and your local Public Health Service are the best sources of information regarding the immunizations necessary for Nepal. The following list of recommended medicines and injections, are normally recommended for trekkers in Nepal. It is a good practice to have shots recommended in a Yellow international health certificate.

 

Suggested Medicine

 

Lip Salve (Chap Stick, blister or glacier cream)

Foot powder

Band-Aids (plasters) and tape

Moleskin or other blister pads

Elastic (Ace) bandage

Antiseptic

Aspirin

Throat lozenges or cough drops

Decongestant tablets

Iodine-small bottle for water purification

Toilet paper and matches or cigarette lighter to burn used TP

Bacterium or other diarrhoea remedy

Thermometer

Antibiotic eye drop

Anti-inflammatory drugs (ibrofen)

Azithromycin

Clotrimazole 1% or miconazole 2%

Decongestant (Actifed)

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

Hydrocortisone 1%

Ioperamide (Imodium)

Norfloxacin 400mg or ciprofloxacin

Paracetamol

Painkiller

Promethazine (Phenergan)

Ranitidine

Rehydration salts

Tinidazole

 

Suntan lotion or sun-block cream

Recommended Vaccines & Immunization

 

Cholera

Typhoid-paratyphoid

Tetanus

Polio (oral)

Malaria (only if you will be visiting a jungle lodge)

Typhus

Hepatitis (gamma globulin an expensive, but important shot)

Meningitis Meningococcal A/C vaccine

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Some people are more susceptible to altitude sickness than others. If you suffer from a case of altitude sickness it does not mean that you can never go to high altitudes again. However, it does means in the future, you should pay attention. Awareness of altitude sickness has caused some trekkers to be unnecessarily anxious as they trek. The progression of symptoms is usually gradual, and you will have plenty of time to react appropriately. Design your itineraries to allow plenty of time for acclimatization so that you will be able to adjust to the increasing altitude. Human bodies have the ability to adjust to higher altitudes when given enough time. If a person travels up to high altitudes more rapidly than his or her body is able to adjust the developed AMS symptoms.

The treatments of AMS are first and foremost not to ascend with symptoms as symptoms are likely to descend. In rare cases where descend is difficult or impossible a portable pressure chamber is effective. Three medications have also been proven useful for treating and preventing AMS namely Acetazolamide (Diamox), Dexamethasone (Decadron), Nifedipine. Your physician and local Public Health Service are the best sources for further information.

WATER

Obviously, some urban water may be extremely contaminated and some mountain water may be almost pure you are advised not to drink tap or stream water for your safety. Stick to purified water or soft drinks. Boiling makes water  safe to drink and a good way to ensure safe drinking water is  to consume lots of tea or a hot drink (hot lemon or hot water) which is available almost everywhere. Another way to ensure safe drinking water is to treat it with iodine or chlorine preparations.

CLOTHING EQUIPMENT

The things that you need to have in your backpack during the tour are important things to be taken into an account. Your backpack should be lighter as you need to carry them and should be stuffed with essentials. Above 3,000 m the days are cooler and a set of interchangeable warm and windproof layers is best. During the night you should put on dry thermals and the thickest down jacket available. Above 4,000 m it is cool year-round so you can dress up accordingly.

TIMS PERMIT & CONSERVATION / NATIONAL PARK PERMITS

NTB and TAAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 18, 2010 to implement the TIMS system in a new format from April 1, 2010. NTB and TAAN have introduced separate TIMS Cards for FITs and organized groups. FITs need to have Green TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $20 per person, while those travelling in groups need to have Blue TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $10 per person. Trekkers taking the service of trekking agencies can pay fee for TIMS card in US dollars.

Organized Trekkers

Our Administrative Crew will collect trekkers’ data and enter it in the central database and will provide trekkers with a TIM’s card after paying fee prescribed above.

Opening Hour/s

TIMS counter at TAAN follows regular working hours (10am-5pm) and 365 days a year- NTB Offices follows government working hours and days.

Getaway! Himalayan Eco-Trekking Pvt.Ltd: Trekking agencies open 12 hours a day seven days a week.

Documents required for different Permits

To obtain TIMS Card

Passport

Two (2) Passport-size Photographs

Xerox Copy of Passport and Visa

Special Permits for Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo Etc-US$ 500 for 10 Days.

Original Passport with two working days:

Mountaineering / Climbing Permits

4 Passport size Photographs & PP Copies

Govt. Office Opening hours: Sunday to Friday except on Public Holidays: 10 AM – 5 PM (from mid February to mid November)

10 AM – 4 PM  (from mid November to mid February

GUIDE BOOKS:

Nepal, APA, APA Publishers

Nepal, Nelles, Nelles

Trekking in Nepal, Bezruchka, Mountaineers

Lonely Planet Nepal

MAPS

Mandala

Nelles
Recommended Restaurants: You may find many international standard Restaurants in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

"Have a good trip and "Namaste."

 

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Price start from : $ 1250

Activities:

Trekking & Hiking

Accommodation:

Hotel and Tented Camp

Trip Duration:

2-3 Weeks

Trip Grade:

Hard

Altitude:

5600 Meters

Meals:

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Transportation:

By Bus to Shivalaya & Fly Out

Group Size:

2 Pax Onward

Best Month:

March-May and Sept-Nov

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