The Everest region is the most popular trekking region in Nepal. Everest trekking brings you to the fascinating Khumbu valley, through the Sherpa villages, Buddhist monasteries, charmed forests, across high bridges, all the way to the base of Mount Everest, it is one of the most beautiful of all wildlife parks, the “Sagarmatha National Park”.
Here, the landscapes and the views of Himalayas (Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam) as well as the friendly people will take you away from life’s concerns. You are now free to daydream of The Yeti. The Everest region, located in the eastern half of Nepal, offers a wide range of trekking possibilities. From the well-trodden trail to Everest Base Camp, to the remote semi-wilderness areas, there is a choice to be made to suit all trekkers alike.
This is the Solu-Khumbu district, home of the Sherpa people. The northern part of the district (Khumbu) is in the Everest National Park, which was established to protect the fragile environment of this alpine region. To the east of Everest National Park, is the Makalu Barun National Park, a remote and wild stretch of Himalayan peaks and densely forested valleys. To the west is the Rolwaling Valley, a well-protected microcosm of cultures and eco-systems. The southern part of the district, Solu, is less frequented by tourists and can be a very rewarding destination in its own right.
In this package, we have included 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3 star hotels on BB plan, meals and accommodations during trekking, farewell dinner in Kathmandu, domestic flights (round-trip) from KTM to Lukla, all ground transportation by private car, an experienced guide and porter and all of the government taxes and necessary permits.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu:-
Welcome assistance at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel. Relax at the hotel for a few hours and then our staff will brief you regarding the trip. This night will remain in Kathmandu at the hotel.
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla:-
An early morning fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2610m). the flight is 30 minutes and the walk to Phakding is about 3 hrs. This night we will stay in a guesthouse in Phadking.
Day 03:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m):-
Early morning wake-up today because this is a big-push day. The first part is relatively easy. Today is a higher altitude day so slow and steady will work the best. You can see Mount Everest (Chomo-lungma) from the bridge crossing at Dudh Koshi; we will continue on to Nauje (Namche Bazaar).
We will stop for hot snacks in Nauje which has many Sherpa shops, lodges, and restaurants. Nauje (Sherpa name for Namche Bazaar) is a fun place for both Sherpa’s and trekkers to ‘take a break’. It will take about 5-6 hours to reach Namche. Tonight we will overnight at a guesthouse here.
Day 04: Rest day in Namche Bazaar (acclimatization day):-
Which give us time for some sightseeing or an excursion towards the village of Thame or Khumjung. This area has fantastic views of Mt. Thamserku (6618 m), Ama-Dablam (6814 m), Mt.Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Nuptse (7864m), Island Peak (6189m), and Tobuche (6367m). We will overnight at the lodge again.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3860m), apx. 5 hrs.:-
Our journey will start with the sunrise and great views of Mt. Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse and Ama Dablam, Then a steep descent towards the bridge over the Dudh Kosi (3250m), which is the deepest valley after Namche and before Everest Base Camp. There are spectacular mountain vistas on the way to Tengboche (known for its legendary monastery; the largest in Khumbu).
Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410m):-
An easy descent through woods towards a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola river; then a steady climb up to Pheriche via Pangboche (3930m) which features the oldest monastery in the region. From here we will continue to Dingboche. Today is apx. a 5-6 hour trek and again we will overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 07: Dingboche, and another acclimatization day:-
We can explore the Chukung Village (4730m) with great views of Lhotse, Island Peak, Kali Himal and then back to rest and sleep in Dingboche. It will be an easy 4-5 hr. day. Or we can hike on some foothills (2-3 hrs.) in Dingboche if you feel you don’t need the rest.
Day 08: Trek to Lobuje (4910m):-
This trail starts from an easy walk but is a bit more difficult because of the altitude. After 3 hrs. Walking, the trail starts to climb up to the Memorial Camp and continues on to Lobuche. We will visit the Italian Research Camp, viewing such mountains as Nuptse, Pumori and the Khumbu Icefall. Today’s trek is apx. 4-5 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5153m):-
We will walk through the Khumbu valley alongside of the Khumbu Glacier to reach Gorak Shep. The walking is apx. 3-4 hours, overnight at a guesthouse of course.
Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m):-
Today is walking along the glacier (or some times on the glacier!). We will take our time on this walk and practice proper breathing technique. Then we will spend some time resting at Everest Base Camp before returning to Gorak Shep. Today’s trek time is apx. 5 hrs.
Day 11: Hiking up to Kalapathar (5545m):-
Wake up early morning and trek to Kalapatter for sunrise views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori; all above the beautiful views of Khumbu Glacier. Then we will head back down to the lodge and walk down to Pheriche. We will overnight here at Pheriche (4210m). Trek time today is apx. 6 hrs.
Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazaar:-
Most of the way is downhill to reach Namche. 5-6 hrs. trek time again. We will overnight in Namche.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2840m):-
Here at this altitude the air is much richer! We will take the same trail back to Lukla in reverse. Trek (walk) time is 5-6 hrs. Stay in Lukla overnight.
Day 14: An early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla:-
Flight time is 30 minutes. Free day and trek end. In the evening we will go out for a group celebratory meal with a Nepalese culture show, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15:Airport Transfer:-
We will arrange your airport transfer today (or accompany you if you wish) at whatever time is appropriate.
Note: Above itinerary includes FB (Full Board) which is Accommodations, Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners.
For your information, you must stay one night in Kathmandu before and after the trek. That is why we have included them. They are 3 star hotels. You may upgrade your accommodations for a surcharge.
Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Day pack 1
Water Bottle 1
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve.
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. If you want to come by land, you will entry from China & India.
Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, you do have pre departure meeting. Please, bring two copies passport size photos, photo copy of the passport and travel insurance while meeting.
What is our daily routine while in trekking?
We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning then order your breakfast & do your own refreshing
, dress up & repack your duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.
We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or drinks, and use toilet facilities.
We will have lunch between 12:30 pm to 1:30pm afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.
After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.
What kind of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?
We do provide 2-3 stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan and in trekking tea house (mountain lodge) in AP plan (accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Tea Houses (mountain lodge) are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halt with dinner and breakfast will be same Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places).
Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
There are telephones service in all trekking routes and some place internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.
Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).
What about water – are they available at each teahouse? I know we supposed to bring iodine tablets.
Regarding about the water, you can buy mineral water, boiled water or filter water during the trekking. If you are going to bring iodine tablets, it would be great.
What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.
Sample of the Menu at the tea house
Hot Drinks Black tea, Milk Tea, Lemon tea, Hot Lemon, Ginger Tea, Masala Tea, Jasmine Tea, Black Coffee, Milk Coffee, Hot Chocolate
Soup TomatoSoup, Vegetable Soup, Mushroom Soup, Chicken Soup, Chicken -, MushroomSoup, Onion Soup, Garlic Soup, Potato Soup, French Onion Soup, MixSoup( Veg, Chicken, Mushroom, Cheese), Noodle Soup, Egg-Veg-Noodle Soup
Potato Variety BoiledPotato, Fried Potato, Fried Potato with Veg., Fried Potato with eggTop, Fried Potato with cheese, veg & Egg, Potato Chips, French fry, Massed Potato, Potato bread
Delicious Noodle / Pasta DeliciousNoodle/Pasta, Fried Noodle plain, Fried Noodle with veg, Fried noodlewith Egg, Fried Noodle with Cheese, Mix Fried Noodle( Veg, Cheese,Chicken, Egg)
Italian Taste CheeseTomato Pizza, Cheese Veg Tomato Pizza, Salami Pizza, Mushroom Pizza,Tuna Piza, Mix Pizza, Spagatti Cheese, Macaroni Cheese, Lazani Cheese
Maxican Gourmet Chhese Bean Burrito, Cheese been Inchilada, Tacco
Indian Kitchen Indian Kitchen, Veg Curry with rice, Chicken Curry With Rice, Egg Curry With Rice, Chapati & potato Curry
Chinese Dine VegThukpa, Veg Egg, Chicken Thukpa, Chinese noodle, Tibetan Bread, VegMo:Mo, Chicken Mo:Mo, Mix Mo:Mo( Veg, Cheese, Egg), Fried Rice Plain,Chicken Fried Rice, Mushroom Fried rice, Veg Fried rice, Mix Fried Rice
Nepali Traditional Special Rice, Veg & Dal soup (serve with Picle, Papad , Salad)
Breakfast Boiled Egg, Fried Egg, Scrambled Egg, Poached Egg, Omlet plain, Veg Omlet, Cheese Omlet, Emlet Tomato, Potato Omlet Chapatiplain/jam/honey/butter, Toast Plain/Jam/Honey/Butter, TibetanBreadPlain/Jam/Honey/Butter, Musley fruit curd, Mushley With Milk orCurd, Corn Flask with Curd or Milk, Granola with Milk or Curd, Porridgewith Milk, Plain Porrige
From Bread Item Pancake plain/Jam/honey/Butter, Apple Pancake, Cinamon Rool, Apple Strudle, Brown/ white bread plain/jam/Honey/Butter
Mouth Watering Desert Apple Pie, Custard pudding, Rice Pudding, Lemon Sugar Pancake, Chocolate Cake
Occasional Teste Chicken Sizzler, Chicken Fried, Chicken Tawa, Chicken Curry, Chicken Steak, Yak Steak.
What happens if there is an emergency?
All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trek. In the event of an emergency Zen Adventure Nepal Treks will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an event as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the more frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel. Zen Adventure Nepal Treks is associated members of The Himalayan Rescue Association.
Are the Zen Adventure Nepal Treks’s staffs insured?
Our company insures all our trekking staff, including guides, cooks, sherpas and porters are insured. Please, click here (We take pride in the fact that every single porter and guide employed by us is not only well paid but also protected by a life insurance policy. They are provided with warm clothing and proper shelter on all high altitude treks. All our treks benefit the village economics by using local services (manpower, produce, lodges and other services). We ensure that all our staff is well paid, insured and properly equipped).
Could you give us some information about the guide?
All of our guides are highly skilled professionals who have been selected based on their technical proficiency, proven safety records, careful judgment, patient and supportive teaching styles and great personalities. Our guides are trained by the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the Ministry of Tourism and at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Our guides are very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes and since they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can better care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and can assist you with basic first aid treatment.
What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?
Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. Nepal has also ATM facilities as well.
How safe traveling alone women with your company?
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman traveller while with us, we are more confidence for this issues, believe us. We have train our guides, the way our clients want. We give you personal room on lodge trek and personal tent for camping (tented camp) trek.
What happens if I need to leave the trip early?
Communication is sometimes difficult in the mountains. However our guides will make the necessary efforts to obtain the necessary transportation and reservations to get you home as quickly as possible if for any reason you need to depart early.
Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services?
We are Nepal based company. So we suggest you to arrange your destination International flight from your hometown. Domestic flight ticket is included in our packages tour. If you need extra domestic flight, we will arrange different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Mountain flight, jungle safari, paragliding etc according to your requirements.
Does Zen Adventure Nepal Treks accept credit cards?
We accept American Express, Visa and Master cards. If you are paying in person in Nepal, we request that you pay in cash or Travelers cheques as the bank charges for credit cards are quite high.
What if I arrive early or depart late? Can you arrange extra night lodging? Is there a single room option?
We are happy to make arrangements such as personalized tours, extra hotels rooms, airport pick up and arrange for private rooms. Please indicate that you would like a private room on your application and we will contact you with information on single room supplement costs.
Can I bring some food from home?
You may bring power bars, Gu, Power Gel, cereal bars or similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.
How much extra money should take with me except trip price?
It depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 15 to 20 per meal in Kathamndu. On the trek, US$ 12 to 15 a day should be enough to buy water, hot drinks, hot shower, chocolates, Coca Cola.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal? What do I need to get my visa?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need to obtain visas to enter Nepal. You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ 40 for 30 days.
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country or from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.
What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
Take off your shoes before entering a temple or some one’s home.
Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple.
Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal.
Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel.
What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?
Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977-1- ****** First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last (6 or 7) digits are telephone numbers. if you want to call in cell phone dial 977 & then cell number.
What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25,20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn’t been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found:
1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.
Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.
Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their ‘Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.
What are health requirements to visit Nepal?
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advise you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.
How can I book this trip?
When you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport or your personal information (Surname, Name, and date of birth, Passport number, nationality and gender) and 20% down payment of the total price for advance domestic flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. Remaining balance can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. For the details, please visit at: