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Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak Climbing

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Trip Information

Trip Duration

16 Nights 17 Days

Difficulty Level

Extreme

Destination

Nepal

Maximum Height

6119 m

Guiding Method

Trekking

Best Season

All time

Highlights

  • A spectacular mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. 
  • Hike through Sagarmatha National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna. 
  • Acclimatization in Namche, a famous tourist hub in the lap of the Himalayas. 
  • Side trip to the sister Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Khunde. 
  • Visit Khumjung monastery, home to a yeti scalp. 
  • Hike to Hotel Everest View for a stunning panorama of Mount Everest. 
  • Trek through major Sherpa villages, including Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangboche, Deboche, and Pheriche, along the classic Everest Base Camp Trek route. 
  • Exploration of Tengboche Monastery, the largest and most important monastery in the Khumbu region.  
  • Visit to Pangboche and Pheriche monasteries for insight into Buddhist cultural practices.
  • Tour of the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) at Pheriche, observing research and rescue efforts at high altitudes. 
  • Hike along the magnificent Khumbu Glacier, the world's highest glacier. 
  • Scaling the summit of Lobuche East Peak at 6,119m/20,075ft. 
  • Gain experience in technical climbing using crampons, axes, harnesses, and fixed ropes.
  • Breathtaking vistas of mighty snow-capped peaks, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nutpse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Pumori, and other towering peaks. 

Lobuche Peak Climbing in Nepal is a remarkable endeavor that offers more than just a physical challenge– it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas while experiencing the thrill of conquering a significant summit. 

This meticulously crafted Lobuche peak climb 17-day expedition itinerary offers a gradual acclimatization process, guiding through Khumbu Valley. Notably, Lobuche Peak is an invaluable training ground for aspiring Everest summiters and other high-altitude expeditions. 

Rising to a towering elevation of 6,119m, Lobuche Peak presents a formidable yet rewarding challenge, testing the skills and determination of climbers. Its accessible route makes it ideal for those seeking an exhilarating mountaineering experience. 

Moreover, scaling Mount Lobuche offers panoramic views of iconic Himalayan peaks such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Cholatse, and Ama Dablam. The journey to the summit is punctuated by awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks, vast glaciers, and rugged terrain, offering moments of inspiration at every turn. 

Beyond the physical and scenic rewards, climbing Lobuche Peak provides a profound cultural immersion into the rich heritage of the Sherpa people and the communities that inhabit the Khumbu region. 

The Lobuche peak climbing journey begins with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, followed by a trek through picturesque landscapes, traditional Sherpa villages, and lush forests along the classic Everest Base Camp route. 

From Tengboche to Pheriche and onwards to Lobuche, you traverse iconic landmarks such as Thokla Pass before reaching Lobuche Base Camp at around 4,900m. Here, you'll undergo essential training sessions to prepare for the ascent.

Ascending to Lobuche High Camp, you receive final gear checks before embarking on the summit push. Climbing Lobuche East Peak offers unparalleled vistas of the Himalayan panorama. 

After summiting Lobuche, you descend back to Namche, retracing your steps to Lukla for a scenic mountain flight back to Kathmandu, ending this unforgettable peak-climbing journey in Nepal. 

Mount Lobuche: Exploring its History and Peaks

Situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, Mount Lobuche boasts two distinct summits: Lobuche East and Lobuche West. 

Lobuche East, classified as a "trekking peak" by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), stands at 6,119m. Its accessibility and relatively straightforward route make it an attractive option for trekkers exploring mountaineering. However, Lobuche East's ascent is slightly more technical than renowned trekking peaks like Island and Mera Peak. 

On the other hand, Lobuche West, towering at 6,145m, is classified as an "expedition peak." This classification is due to the technical challenges and demanding nature of its ascent, attracting seasoned mountaineers seeking a tough climb.  

Lobuche East, also known as Mt. Lobuche, is significant in mountaineering history. Laurence Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa completed their first ascent on May 25, 1984, marking a milestone in Himalayan exploration. 

In this Lobuche peak climbing package, we focus on Lobuche East Peak, offering climbers a chance to experience the thrill of summiting this iconic peak while delving into the rich history and diverse landscape of the Everest region. 

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Itinerary

When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, soak in the city's vibrant energy. A friendly representative from Nepal Ascent Treks will accompany you to your hotel. 

Take some time to unwind and adjust to your new surroundings. Explore nearby attractions and markets to taste local life or savor a traditional meal. Your day will conclude with a warm welcome dinner hosted by Nepal Ascent Treks Teams. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Dinner

Transportation
Private Car

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast and set out on a captivating sightseeing tour across Kathmandu Valley. Your itinerary encompasses four main UNESCO World Heritage sites: Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

Pashupatinath temple is a well-known Hindu sanctuary dedicated to Lord Shiva. While exploring temple premises, you can observe Hindus performing cremation rituals along the banks of the Bagmati River. 

Additionally, you'll visit two significant Buddhist pilgrimage sites: Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhdhanath Stupa, the world's largest Buddhist stupa. 

Formally a royal palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases a wealth of ancient Nepalese architecture. Here, you can visit Kumari Ghar, a historic residence of the living goddess Kumari, worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists. The Kathmandu Valley tour is a fantastic opportunity to delve into Nepal's rich history and culture in one day. 

Back at the hotel, there will be a group meeting to discuss the upcoming schedule and address any questions you may have. Your expedition leader will also guide you with the necessary trekking gear and equipment. Don't worry if you are missing something– you can rent or purchase equipment in Thamel. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Private Car

Today, you'll embark on a scenic adventure, starting with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu International Airport. The flight gives you a marvelous view of Kathmandu city, surrounded by rolling green hills and terraced fields, gradually revealing the majestic snowy peaks as you head eastward. 

As you land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport, you'll meet the rest of the crew members and obtain necessary permits from Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. After a brief meal, your trek begins from Lukla and leads you to the tranquil village of Phakding. 

The trek offers awe-inspiring vistas of lush forests and the meandering Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, you'll pass through quaint villages like Chheplung, Thado Koshigaon, Ghat, and Chhuthwawa and gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant cultural heritage present in local Sherpa communities. 

Traversing suspension bridges spanning the Dudh Koshi River, you'll witness abundant vegetation along the lower Everest trails. You arrive in Phakding early evening and stroll to the nearest Pema Chholing Monastery. 

Overnight stay in Phakding. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Flight / Walking

Today, you trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the central hub of Sagarmatha National Park. This day will be challenging but rewarding. 

When you get to Monjo, you must obtain a permit for Sagarmatha National Park. Crossing the suspension bridge beyond the checkpoint, you arrive at Jorselle, a vital rest stop for lunch, as there are no tea houses until Namche. 

Following a brief rest at Jorselle, your journey continues, leading you to the renowned Hillary suspension bridge, a striking landmark along the Everest trekking route, often captured in photographs. 

After crossing the bridge, the trail ascends steeply towards Namche, presenting one of the most challenging sections of the trek. Along the way, you encounter the famous vantage point offering clear sights of Mount Everest, providing a welcome opportunity to catch your breath and admire the alluring scenery. 

After a long day of walking, you arrive at Namche, the largest settlement in the Khumbu region, nestled amidst breathtaking mountain vistas. The town boasts an array of amenities, including charming coffee shops, bakeries, bars, and various trekking shops catering to local and international visitors. 

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.  

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Taking a rest day in Namche Bazaar is essential for acclimatizing to the higher altitudes before continuing your journey. It's an opportunity to stretch your legs and adjust to the thin air. Several hiking and side trip options are available to make the most of your acclimatization day in Namche. 

One popular option is hiking to the Hotel Everest View, about 400 meters higher than Namche. The highest-placed hotel, located at an elevation of 13,000 ft, offers a staggering view of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Ama Dablam. 

Another option is to explore the neighboring villages of Khumjung and Khunde village, both significant Sherpa settlements. Here, you can gain insight into Sherpa's culture and lifestyle. 

Khumjung is famous for its monastery, which claims to house a Yeti Scalp, and the Khumjung School, built by Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust. The village's uniform green-colored roofs create a picturesque sight. 

In Khunde village, you can visit Kunde Hosptial built by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1966. This hospital provides medical treatment to locals and offers emergency care to trekkers. After exploring these villages, you return to Namche. 

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Give a beautiful start to your sixth day of the trip with a relishing and healthy breakfast. Get ready to enjoy today's trekking experience from Namche to Tengboche. Leaving the bustling town of Namhe behind, you'll gradually enter the serene high Himalayan environment. 

The trail begins with a gentle climb out of Namche, leading northeast towards the spectacular hillside east of Khumjung. Along the way, soak in the stunning vistas of Ama Dablam from Khyangjuma. 

Descending towards the Dudh Koshi River, you'll navigate steep steps before the long ascent to Tengboche, passing through Phunke Tenga. 

After walking a few hours, you reach a Mani gate adorned with a large Chorten, marking your arrival in Tengboche. The picturesque village is famous for Tengboche Monastery, perched high on a ridge and offering 360-degree views of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Lhotse, and the majestic summit pyramid of Everest. 

Overnight stay in Tengboche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Begin your day with a breathtaking sight of Mount Everest from your teahouse window before enjoying breakfast and embarking on a trek to Pheriche village. The treeline gradually diminishes as you ascend, giving way to sparse bushes along the trail. 

Following a clear path northeast from Tengboche, you'll descend gradually towards the Imja Khola, traversing through forest trails dotted with mani stone walls and chortens. Crossing the river, you reach the village of Deboche (3,820m). 

Continuing your journey, you'll ascend gradually to Pangboche (3,930m), home to Khumbu's oldest Pangboche Monastery. From there, the trail leads northwest through barren, high mountain terrain, offering a sense of wilderness contrasting with earlier forested paths. 

Passing through Somare (4,010m), you'll continue climbing until reaching a point where the path splits near the confluence of the Imja Khola and Khumbu Khola. Opting to the left, you'll ascend and traverse Pheriche Pass at 4,270m, arriving at the charming village of Pheriche. It is an excellent place for acclimatization before heading higher into the mountains. 

Overnight stay in Pheriche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today is dedicated to acclimatization in Pheriche before reaching the 5,000m altitude. After breakfast, take the opportunity to explore the village. 

You will visit the clinic of the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), which provides essential medical aid and consultations for altitude sickness and other health issues. Additionally, the HRA researches altitude-related illnesses to enhance safety in high-altitude environments. 

Take a hike to the ridge for spectacular views of the rarely-seen north side of Ama Dablam. While exploring the village, gain nsight into the Sherpa community and their way of life. 

Explore Pheriche Gompa, a Buddhist monastery serving as a spiritual center for the region's religious heritage. Observe Buddhist rituals, admire the intricate artwork within the monastery, and perhaps receive blessings from the resident monks. 

Overnight stay in Pheriche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

As you venture into the mountains, the terrain becomes rugged, marking your entry into the alpine zone. Today's journey leads you to the village of Lobuche, tucked below the imposing Lobuche Peak. 

While the trail may not be steep, the high altitude presents its challenges with each step. Take it slow and steady, conserving your energy for the ascent ahead. 

Ahead lies the quaint village of Thukla, offering a perfect opportunity to rest, relax, and refuel a bit before continuing on the Lobuche peak climbing journey. 

Prepare yourself for the most challenging part of today's trek as you navigate the zig-zag trail up to Thukla Pass. The continuous ascent will test your endurance, but the rewards await as you reach the Everest memorial. 

Here, you'll be greeted by the awe-inspiring sight of the magnificent Khumbu Glacier. As you reach Thokla Pass, you encounter hundreds of memorials of climbers standing as tributes to their courage and spirit. Take a moment to pause, reflect, and pray for their souls, honoring their memory and the challenges they faced on their climbing journey. 

Continue along the left side of the Khumbu Glacier. You'll steadily gain elevation as you approach the small town of Lobuche. 

Overnight stay in Lobuche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today's transition from trekkers to climbers begins as you make your way to Lobuche Peak Base Camp. Start your day with a fulfilling breakfast, preparing for a challenging trekking and climbing session. 

The initial phase of the trek offers a relatively straightforward path, gradually becoming steeper as you gain altitude. You'll navigate through rocky terrain and relish captivating vistas of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Cholatse, and Thamserku towering in the distance. 

On arrival at the base camp, refuel with lunch before undergoing essential climbing training. Your guide will provide instruction on using harnesses, ascenders, crampons, jumar, and other climbing gear, ensuring you're prepared for the ascent. 

After the training session, rest and hydrate, allowing your body to recover before moving higher. As evening falls, settle into your tent, soaking in the spectacular sights of Ama Dabalam and surrounding mountains. 

Overnight camping at Lobuche Peak Base Camp. 

 

Note: Please be aware that the training sessions led by our expedition leaders are crucial for climbers of all levels. Given Lobuche's final phase, with steep inclines of approximately 45 degrees, these sessions are essential for mastering the climbing skills.  

Accommodation
Tent

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Wake up to the breathtaking scenery of the Himalayas and enjoy a nourishing breakfast amidst towering peaks. Prepare yourself for the Lobuche Peak High Camp ascent, ensuring you have all the climbing gear. 

The journey to High Camp is short but demanding, with rugged terrain and high altitude testing your endurance at every step. Traverse rocky and snowy moraines, utilizing ropes, crampons, ice axes, boots, and other climbing equipment. Be prepared for technical sections along the way, requiring careful navigation. 

As you ascend to Lobuche Peak High Camp, be rewarded with eye-catching scenery of majestic mountains and glaciers surrounding you. Take moments to rest and prepare for the summit attempt once you reach the campsite. 

Overnight camping at Lobuche High Camp. 

Accommodation
Tent

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today's the day you've been preparing for the summit push. Rise early, around 1 am, and fuel up with a hearty breakfast to prepare for the long climb ahead. Pack some energetic drinks and snacks to keep your energy levels high throughout the ascent. 

At 2 am, begin your climb, ensuring you're equipped with all necessary climbing gear and provisions. You'll use the South East Ridge to summit Lobuche Peak, which involves navigating through moderately steep snow and ice.

The summit climb demands focus, determination, and physical endurance as you navigate technical sections. As you ascend, ropes are fixed at steep portions, and ascenders may be used to cross these secretions safely. 

After two to three hours of climbing, you reach a point where crampons are necessary due to deep snow and ice on the trail. Steadily make your way along the steep and snowy ridges, ascending slopes with a 45-degree incline to reach Lobuche's summit. 

Upon reaching the summit of Lobuche Peak, take a moment to celebrate your remarkable achievement. The breathtaking vistas surrounding you include sights of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Barun Tse, Ama Dablam, Chamlang, Thamserku, and many more iconic peaks of the Khumbu region. 

Capture memories, take photos, and relish the success of summitting Lobuche Peak. After this joyous moment, begin the descent back to Lobuche Base Camp, carefully navigating the rugged terrain. 

Upon reaching Lobuche village, settle in for the night, reflecting on the incredible journey and celebrating the successful summit climb. 

Overnight stay in Lobuche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

We've allocated an extra day in case of unexpected challenges during your Mount Lobuche climb. If everything goes as planned, this day will be excluded from the Lobuche Peak climbing itinerary. 

However, in case of adverse weather or unforeseen obstacles, this contingency day ensures flexibility in your summit attempt. Use it for a safe ascent or as an extra rest day. Rest assured, our guides will prioritize your safety and maximize your chances of reaching the summit. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

As you bid farewell to Lobuche Peak behind you, today's journey returns to Namche Bazaar. It's a long day of trekking, characterized by a mix of descents and ascents as you traverse familiar terrain. 

As you descend, you're treated to the magnificent scenery of towering peaks, reminding the majestic beauty of the Himalayas. Retracing your steps, you begin by descending through Thokla Pass, eventually reaching the quaint Thukla village. Here, you choose between two scenic routes leading to Dingboche or Pheriche. 

Both paths offer breathtaking scenery, with verdant forests filled with juniper and rhododendron trees. The melodious sound of Dudh Koshi River accompanies you as you make your way towards Pangboche.  

Crossing suspension bridges and passing through sub-tropical forests of pine trees, you emerge from the forested region to be greeted by stunning views of peaks and valleys ahead. 

After passing Tengboche village, you return to Namche Bazaar, where you'll feel the return of civilization. Here, you can enjoy the comforts of modern amenities, including hot showers and wifi. 

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

As your trek nears its conclusion, take the time to explore Namche Bazaar before reaching the Sherpa town of Lukla. If you are lucky enough to be here on a Saturday, take advantage of the vibrant weekly market in Namche Bazaar, where traders from Tibet and neighboring villages gather to display and sell their goods. 

Savor every step of your final day on the trail as you descend through a lush forest adorned with rhododendron trees. Cross the sturdy bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and continue your walk to Monjo, where you must show trekking permits and exit Sagarmatha National Park. 

Further, continue to Phakding, where the trail is adorned with Mani stones and prayer flags, guiding your way to Lukla. Take the majestic mountain panorama one last time as you traverse the Everest region trail. Upon reaching Lukla, rest well and reflect on the cherished memories of your Lobuche peak climbing expedition. 

Overnight stay in Lukla.  

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

As your thrilling adventure summiting Lobuche Peak concludes, it's time to return to Kathmandu. Board a short flight back to the capital, treating yourself once more to breathtaking aerial views of Nepal's natural wonders. 

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, your journey doesn't end just yet. Take the remainder of the day to explore the city at your own pace. You can even consider activities like a spa session, meditation, or yoga retreat. These experiences offer a chance to rejuvenate your body and soul, allowing you to absorb the magic of your mountain conquest fully. 

Later in the evening, come together with the Nepal Ascent Treks team for a memorable farewell dinner. This is your opportunity to bid farewell to newfound friends and express gratitude to your guides for their support throughout the Mount Lobuche climbing expedition. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Breakfast | Dinner

Transportation
Flight

Before you head back home, why not have a little more fun in Kathmandu? Treat yourself to a tasty breakfast to kick-start your day. 

If you have time, wander around Thamel, as it is the perfect spot to pick up some cool souvenirs to remind you of your Nepal trip. 

After your mini-adventure, one of our friendly team members from Nepal Ascent Treks will take you to the Kathmandu International Airport. Oh, and by the way, we've got various trips waiting for you in Nepal, India, and Bhutan. 

If you are not ready to leave, give us a shout – we'll help you keep the good times rolling!

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Private car

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What's Included

Meal

  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).

Accomodation

  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (Can upgrade of the accommodations to luxury hotels / lodge is possible at extra cost).
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.

Staffs & Crew

  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Professional Sherpa climbing guide
  • Sherpa staffs (guides, porters, cook etc. )

Transportation

  • Transportation in private vehicle.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets

Permits & Paperworks

  • Climbing permit
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

Activities

  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.

Other

  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • 5 Hot showers (Attached bathroom) on a trek
  • First aid medical kit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.

Complimentary Extras

  • 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • Local sim card

What's Not Included

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment

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Essential Info

Physical Fitness

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for visiting Nepal, and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in. With that said, for a standard trek of moderate grading (Everest Base Camp Trek is an example of moderate) the daily activity will be 7-8 hours, and elevation will generally not exceed 5,500 meters. The day’s trekking is sustained and will involve both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow. A typical day would include a number of climbs or descents of 500 meters or more, starting after breakfast, resting at lunch, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for trekking and climbing, it is important to begin a training requirement at least 4 months before departing for Nepal. Three to four hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking on the trek. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not the end goal, rather endurance is the focus, and will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure.

Trekking and climbing Seasons in Nepal

There are two main seasons in which Nepal sees the most amount of visitors. Fall (September through November) being the most popular, and spring (March to May) coming in close behind. The summer months of June, July and August are the monsoon season and as such the trails are mostly washed out, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Not to mention the view is non-existent. Still, there are a few places that lie in rain shadow areas and see significantly less rain if any at all, and summer can be a good time to visit these places. 

Winter in Nepal is dry, with very cold nights where temperatures can drop to -20°C at the highest altitudes, but the days are pleasant and sunny. Additionally, the trails are much less crowded during this time of year. In Kathmandu, maximum daytime temperatures reach around 20°C.

Fall is the most popular because it’s after the monsoons, and the air is dry, the days are sunny, and everything is green in the lower valleys from the excessive rains. Spring is a popular choice because some rain returns, but the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations.

Trekking Day

A typical trekking day begins with a cup of tea at around 6 in the morning. It is advised to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack in these early hours. After having breakfast, we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is designed to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. Following a good morning’s walk, we make stop for lunch at around 11.30 am. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop. You can explore the surrounding or use the time according to your own consent. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 3-4 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read or stroll around the area. You can converse with the local people and observe their lifestyle. Dinner is served around 7 in the evening to round off the day.

Meals and Accommodations

During the length of the trek, the accommodation style is commonly referred to as teahouse. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, meeting place, and boarding house for tourists. Electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Teahouses may use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary.

Most teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place dormitories are the norm. Each room has 1 or 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Expect a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the teahouse and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove to provide heat. The menu will have Nepali style western foods such as pasta, pizza, pancakes, burgers, and fries. Also on the menu is the traditional Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice and vegetable or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

Internal Flight Delays

Nepal is an incredible country of mountains and valleys, rivers and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is a must. Along with this mountainous terrain also comes the possibility of in climate weather. Not to mention the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a very real possibility. To manage this possibility, it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region), we also provide services to arrange helicopter to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD350 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will also be helpful to purchase and review your insurance as some of the alternative measures for travel may be covered. Flight insurance too may cover changing your international flight if necessary.

Travel Insurance

Many expeditions and tours require that travel insurance is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other treks and tours may not. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are few direct flights. Travel in and out can encounter some disruptions and if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations are included. The next reason to choose insurance is that, though every safeguard is in place during your tour, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident. Read the fine print of insurance policies to ensure trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. It is impossible to have a relaxing trip without the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully.

Nepal Visa Entry Procedure

For entry into Nepal, there are visa requirements everyone (except Indian nationals) must complete before being allowed to pass through immigration. This is for air travel as well as overland transportation. Most visitors may obtain a visa to enter Nepal, however, there are exceptions. There are a number of entry points where you can obtain the visa upon arriving by land, but Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one for air transport.

Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa

Three options are available for entry

15-day single entry: US $30

30-day single entry: US $50

90-day multiple entries: US $125

Please have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry, and have cash ready, preferably in US dollars, though there are other currencies Nepal Immigration accepts. If you are entering via overland, you must have US cash and 3 passport photos. For arrival by air, the kiosks at the airport take your picture for you.

For the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa information, visit the Nepal Department of Immigration website.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Acute Mountain Sickness is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3000 meters. Some of the symptoms of AMS are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath and cerebral pain. The treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution. We also equip our staffs with cell phones and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Drinking Water

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When choosing to visit less developed countries it is a concern that all travelers should consider. A few options are available when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water which could cause disruption of an otherwise fun adventure. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has not been opened previously. Plastic bottle refuse is a problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Your local outdoor store can help with choosing what option might be best to use in conjunction with a reusable bottle. Your guide can also steer you to water that has been filtered and purified so ask him or her what is available.

Arrival Instruction

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your name being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. The representatives are responsible to escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will see men offering you to carry luggage and take you to your destination as you exit the airport. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the designated representatives and follow their instructions. You will also need to keep an eye on your luggage and belongings to avoid any complications.

 

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