Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van and aeroplane
Hotel, Lodge, Camp
2 - 15 People
The most magnificent and picturesque of the eastern mountain ranges raise above the well known town of Namche Bazaar, from whence trekkers travel toward the top of the world, Mt EVEREST. It towers over numerous panoramic peaks. The trek up to the summit of Kalapatthar, which means "black rock", is a memorable up to 5545m of elevation. The trek includes a visit to Gokyo lake and over Cho La (La means "pass") and leads you near Cho-Oyu base camp. These excursions will become some of the most memorable of your exotic experiences. During this trip, you will watch festivals and Sherpa customs, including the biggest and holiest worship celebrated at Tyangboche gompa.
Including Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu. Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu , Mt. Nuptse , Mt. Amadablam , Mt.Pumori, Mt. Thamserku etc and Tibetan sherpa culture. Walking through the Sherpa and Tamang villages, there lies the great chance of experiencing their unique culture. One can always enlighten oneself at the traditional Buddhist Monasteries about the belief and riches of Buddhism. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains, see the hard working Yak and many kinds of wildlife in Everest region. Gokyo and Everest base camp trekking is Moderate to Strenuous trekking which you can do from Gokyo valley via over Cho la pass 5420m and continuity for onward journey to Everest base camp and kala pattar. Gokyo valleys to Everest base camp treks offer not only spectacular Himalayan views but challenging with famous cho la pass. For Gokyo valley and Everest base camp, you are able to arrange trip whether by bus from Jiri or by fly Kathmandu to Lukla.
Health and Experience Requirements
Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition's Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 4-7 hours a day with a light rucksack. In some days we might even need to walk 8 to 9 hours. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital that we consult with our doctor before we decide and set up for the Everest Base camp trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition before booking the trek.
A Typical Day On The Trail...
At dawn, Sherpa wakes us up and offers a cup of warm tea with a smile. After freshening and finishing up our tea, we will have hearty breakfast before setting off. At the right moment, we pack our bags and assemble in the dining hall before setting off on the day's trek. After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking we take a break for lunch somewhere in the trail. After a relaxing lunch, we typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching our stopping point. Throughout the day, we will take frequent rest breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. We further take plenty of pictures of ourselves with incredibly panoramic mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, and monasteries. Once we arrive at our tea house, we take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack with tea or coffee. If we are so inclined, we may take a short walk through the village and surrounding neighborhoods. After checking into our room we have time to read or chat with fellow trekkers or with Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition's crew members. Following a warm dinner in a cozy dining hall our trek leader briefs us on the next day's itinerary. We giver breakfast order which allows our guide to have everything ready for us for the next morning. Extra time can be spent on reading, enjoying some drinks or playing cards. Our Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition crew members love to teach various Nepali card games as well as learning new Western games. Finally, it is off to bed for a well earned night's rest before starting all over again the next day.
It is a condition upon joining any of Virgin Nepal Trek & Expedition trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.
Virgin Nepal Trek & Expedition 'Everest Base Camp Trek' itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. Our itineraries generally allow sufficient time to acclimatize. So, for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition (we) advises guest(s) with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of AMS.
Leader(s) and Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes our Everest Base Camp Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek leader and the crew members with ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trek will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition's trekking leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region/s. The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
>Intensive Wilderness First Aid
>Trekking Guide Training
>Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
>Conservation and Biodiversity
>Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)
To meet Virgin Nepal Trek & Expedition team, check out the Our team .
(We) Virgin Nepal Trek & Expedition is firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated and well paid. Further, Virgin Nepal Trek & Expedition provides the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members. We have previously used helicopters at company's expense to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter's sake, all trekkers keep their luggage bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.
The Everest region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition employs a 'zero impact' policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the travelled places. We enforce a number of do's and don'ts.
DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft) Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up our luggage and look for our representative with Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition display board at the arrival gate. We will be then escorted to hotel. After check in,
DAY 02: Kathmandu –Manthali Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3- 4 hours trek (Trekking times only) Early morning drive to Manthali take pack breakfast from hotel, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of (Ramechhap) Manthali Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 30 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight at Phakding. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B,L,D)
DAY 03: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 5 - 6 hrs Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Everest National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Upon this juncture, we stop at Chautara to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar(B,L,D)
DAY 04: Rest a day Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft) This is the first of the two days set aside for "acclimatization". Health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day's hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colourful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides take us to the Tourist Visitor Centre near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. (B,L,D)
DAY 05: Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5 - 6 hrs Upon breakfast in Namche, we set out towards Tengboche, enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows more or less smooth trail with few ups and downs which will not bother us as the magnificent view of the Himalayas keeps our company all through the journey. Along the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at around 3 pm to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of Everest region. Overnight stay at Tengboche. (B,L,D)
DAY 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/ 14,300ft):5 - 6 hrs With mountains at its backdrop, the monastery at Tengboche looks more spectacular in the morning. At this juncture, we can take pictures of the monastery and the scenery around and as usual start the day journey. We choose the upper trail for better views on the way to Pangboche village. We pass through several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages. The place where we stop for lunch not only serves delicious food but also allows a fantastic close-up view of Mt Ama Dablam. In the afternoon, we walk north to Pheriche or take the eastward trail beneath the towering north face of Mt Ama Dablam. From here onwards, the walk is fairly moderate as we enter the Imja Valley. The valley gradually unfolds as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. We descend into the river and begin the last and steepest climb of the day up to Dingboche. On arrival at Dingboche, we will see beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Overnight at Dingboche. (B,L,D)
DAY 07: Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): Rest Day We spend our second day of acclimatization at Dingboche. A refreshing breakfast while admiring a looming Ama Dablam (6856m/ 22493 ft) to the south is really fantastic. To better appreciate Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Lhotse and numerous other peaks visible from Dingboche, we climb the ridge on the north behind the village. This will be an ideal acclimatizing excursion. Upon this juncture, we can see three of the world's six highest peaks, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Yu. To the west, loom the towering peaks of Cholatse (6440 m/21,126 ft) and Taboche (6542 m/ 21,463 ft). As we look northwest, we see an array of peaks rising at the head of the Khumbu Khola Valley. The Lobuche West and Lobuche East peaks are most dominant along with Lhotse which stands over 8500 meters (8501m/27, 890 ft). From a vantage point high on the ridge, we can scan the sweeping Imja Khola valley as well as the picturesque fields and pastures of Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche. (B,L,D)
DAY 08: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940 metres (16,210 ft): 6 hrs We start the day with a climb to Duglha through the Khumbu Khola valley. The walk along the arid terrace is rewarding with awesome views of mountains on all sides. As we come to a yak herder's place called Dusa, the valley begins to narrow and we continue through Phulung Karpo, the camp site of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. Above Phulung Karpo is Chola Lake. As we move on, the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m/ 23418 ft) comes into view. As the trail descends and curves, Mt. Pumori disappears from view and we come across a roaring stream. After crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend to Duglha. We can see the tip of Mt Nuptse from here as well as Mt Cholatse, Mt Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks. We climb up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara, an eerie ridge top with dramatic mountain views. At the top of the ridge, we will find an array of stones with prayer flags used as memorials to Scott Fischer (American mountaineer) and 10 times Everest submitter Babu Chiri Sherpa (a Nepali mountain guide) who perished on a mission to climb Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing several great peaks - Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We are now in the vicinity of Everest but the great mountain still remains elusive. Mt Nuptse towers to the right as the trail crosses the Khumbu Glacier. As we pass along a murmuring stream leaving the Khumbu Glacier behind, we now begin to feel a little out of breath due to high altitude. Overnight at Lobuche. (B,L,D)
DAY 09: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft) - Gorak Shep: 8 - 9 hrs The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori is we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colours against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the Spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip. However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is suggested to visit Kala Patthar today during sunset. As the setting sun's rays strike the snow capped mountains the resulting scenery is indescribable. For those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar, our guides and Sherpa coordinate in hiking to Kala Patthar for amazing sunset view today rather than waiting until the next day. Overnight in Gorak Shep at a local lodge. (B,L,D)
DAY 10: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545m/18,192ft)to Dzongla (15, 939 ft): 7km, 7 - 8 hours Today is the climax of our trip. We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day caress the peaks of the mountains, particularly, Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for an early morning departure, amid predawn darkness and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C). Further, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch breath at several outstanding view points from where we can snap great pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From Kala Patthar, we scramble up to the top of a rocky outcrop marked by cairns and prayer flags. Mind-blowing Himalayan panorama unfolds before our eyes as they wander from one mighty massif to another. We can take as many pictures as we want with our camera but do not forget to imprint the vista into our mind's eye so that it lasts a lifetime. On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast and wait other participants to return. Those participants who wish to visit Everest Base Camp today will have early breakfast as the hike to base camp takes longer (4-5 hrs) than the Kala Patthar hike. Upon return to Gorak Shep, the group will have to lunch at Lobuche. After lunch continue to Dzongla, (B,L,D)
DAY 11: Dzongla (15, 939 ft) to Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft) to Cho La pass (5,367m/17,604 ft) Today we need move early morning around 6 AM from Dzongla to avoid the strong winds on the pass and stones falling from the cliffs. The beginning is fairly easy but after around 30 minute enough the slope steepens and becomes increasingly more challenging. When getting close Chola Pass there are icy path but not very slope we need keep close the distance between members after reach at Chola Pass then will have some pack foods and gradually descend west side of Cho La Pass without crampons or micro spikes can be somewhat tricky, but lots of fun at the same time. After successfully cross the pass then can reach grassy land then straight go downhill route to Thagnak . Overnight in Thagnak. (B,L,D)
DAY 12: Thagnak (4750 m/15,580 ft) to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 3-4 hrs Thagnak to Gokyo is a very short day so we have time on this day if not so tired to do Gokyo Ri (weather permitting) or chose to putter around Gokyo talking to fellow trekkers, eating cakes and drinking tea after lunch at Gokyo. The route is short but entire path in active glacier so it could be harder than normal route stone falling and slippery path not permanent path in Ngozumba Glacier because the glacier is active. Overnight at Gokyo(B,L,D)
DAY 13: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hours We spend another day in Gokyo, If the weather is good, we climb Gokyo Ri today if did not on day 11th. From the top of Gokyo Ri we admire the Himalayan vista and the tranquil Gokyo lakes. We also hike to the fourth and the fifth Gokyo lakes. The 4th lake is only about 3km north of Gokyo. It is marked by high cliffs and Himalayan peaks rising above it. We continue to walking a little further and reach the 5th lake. A climb up a nearby hill will guarantee us remarkable views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. We can see a lot more from here - the spot is called Scoundrel's Viewpoint. From the northern part of the 5th lake we see the Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa Glacier which is the biggest glacier the world. We walk back to Gokyo to spend the night. (B,L, D)
DAY 14: Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hours We descend on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River and pass the first Gokyo lakes. On the way we also enjoy views of the Cholatse and Taboche peaks. Our trail descends before climbing a hill. After reaching the chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We walk past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole. Overnight at Dole.
DAY 15: Dole to Namche Bazaar: 4 - 5 hours We descend on a steep trail to Phortse Thanga admiring rhododendrons, wildflowers and waterfalls. We also come across mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, etc. From Mong, we can admire a good view of Khumbila peak. On our way to Namche the view of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtega mountains are ours to admire. After walking for a while, we reach an intersection where the trail from Sanasa meets our trail. We walk on a trail that clings to a forested slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After reaching Namche army camp hill, we look back to see Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche for one last time. About a Kilometer from here is Namche Bazaar.Overnight at Namche Bazaar. (B,L,D)
Day16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 8 hours We descend on a rocky trail and cross several suspension bridges before walking on a levelled trail. The air is warmer as we walk on the same trail to reach Lukla. Our trek in the mountain ends after we reach Lukla. We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent in the mountain. Overnight at Lukla.(B,L,D)
Day17: Lukla –Manthali- Kathmandu Today, we fly back to Manthali after our long mountain journey. We fly early morning flight to Manthali as possible as ,drive to Kathmandu. We can rest and relax throughout the day at hotel. If we get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, we can visit to some nearby shops or venture out at Thamel for typical Nepalese goods. This short excursion either can be assisted by trekking guides or we can do it ourselves too. If we want to explore any other areas in Kathmandu, we have managed time for this today as well! At the evening we will be at a fantastic celebration dinner together for successfully completing our trek to Everest Base Camp hosted by Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition! Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day18: Departure——(Airport Drop) Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A VNTE representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Included meals: Breakfast
Trekking Guide cost
One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
Trekking assistance cost.
Everest National Park Fee
TIMS card Fee/Local government fees
3 time meal during the trek ,Welcome Dinner and Welfare Dinner
Two night Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu medium tourist Hotel with BB plan.
Land transport cost (Bus, Jeep)
Medical Kit Bag
Duffle bag to pack members bags during trek.
Local workers/crew insurance
International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu
Alcoholic & Beverage item
All kinds of air fare.
Goods cargo cost
Medical/Emergency rescue cost (If require)
Tips 8$during trek and 5 $during in city, Visa fee,
2. Electronic things charging , heater ,WIFI and shower fee during trek.
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by VNTE inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveller’s checks, etc.
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woollen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 litters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
1 large duffel bag *
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
2 water bottles (1 litter each)
1 small folding knife
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow
All Bookings are made 45 days prior, with at least 20% of payment of the Trekking cost with additional full payment & other government charges. This will constitute acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions. You need to submit a copy of each passport to our office via email or any others way including two photos of passport size for TIMS Card and Trekking Permit Purpose. All payments are required per person as per trip
Arrangements may be cancelled at any time but the cancellation should be communicated to us in writing. Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows.
Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price:
Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van and aeroplane
Hotel, Lodge, Camp
2 - 15 People