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Everest Gokyo Kalapathar Trek

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Everest Gokyo Kalapathar Trek

Trip Facts

Duration:

19 Days

Highest access:

5550 m

Group Size:

Minimum - 1 people

Location:

Khumbu, Everest

Grade:

Easy - Classic

Best season:

Feb-May & Sept-Dec

Culture:

Sherpa

Transportation:

As per Programme

Accommodation:

Standard Hotel & Mountain Guest House

Meals:

BLD

Arrival:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure:

Kathmandu

Embark on an awe-inspiring adventure with the Everest Gokyo Kalapathar Trek, a journey that unfolds the breathtaking views of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. This ultimate adventure destination attracts thousands of tourists each year, recognized as one of the most exceptional places on Earth. The trek offers unparalleled landscapes of the Himalayas and the Everest Range, including iconic peaks like Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Khangtega, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pomari, Mt. Kwangde-Ri, and Mt. Makalu.

Friendly locals, rich culture, diverse wildlife, and the captivating Buddhist way of life enhance the Everest Gokyo Kalapathar Trekking experience. The journey traverses varied landscapes, from lush green pine forests and cascading waterfalls to encounters with exotic wildlife such as Yaks, Musk Deer, Blue Sheep Mountain Thar, Tigers, and even elusive snow leopards. The region is a birdwatcher's paradise, with species like Danfe, Munal, and Kalij Himalayan Pheasants gracing the park and the glacial Lake of Nangzungba near Gokyo.

Buddhist culture thrives in this area, primarily due to the presence of the Sherpa people, known for their resilience and strength as Himalayan porters. The Everest Gokyo Trek is not just a physical journey but an adventure filled with cultural richness and true inspiration.

Kathmandu:
Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), the largest international airport in Nepal, is the gateway to this adventure. Located 5.5 km east of Thamel, the popular tourist neighborhood, it offers connectivity to major destinations worldwide.

International Flights:
While Kathmandu may lack direct flights to certain regions, the airport is well-connected. Most international flights involve only one change, often with the same airline.

Domestic Flights:
Domestic flights to Bhadrapur, Bhairawa, Bharatpur, Biratnagar, Dhangarhi, Janakpur, Nepalganj, Pokhara, Simara,Tumlingtar  and Lukla take approximately an hour and cost around USD 217. Airlines like Air Viva, Yeti Airlines, Nepal Airlines, and Buddha Air operate domestic flights, though delays are common.

Baggage Handlers & Concerns:
Exercise caution with your luggage, as Nepalese airports may not offer adequate security. Fragile and valuable items are best kept in carry-on luggage to avoid mishandling.

Money Exchange at the Airport:
Avoid exchanging money at the airport due to service charges and lower rates. Opt for better rates in Thamel or consult with us for favorable exchange options.

Getting to and from the Airport:
Train services are unavailable in Kathmandu, and renting a car without a driver is not an option. Pre-arranged hotel transfers are recommended, especially for late-night arrivals. Look for our representatives holding signs behind a barricade to ensure a smooth transition.

The trip cost varies based on group size, trip duration, and services. Customize your experience by forming your team and contacting us via email at himalayanmagictreks3@gmail.com for a personalized quote.

Don't let your dream of reaching Everest Gokyo Kalapathar go unfulfilled. Choose a reliable trekking organization that values your experience and ensures a seamless journey. Prioritize proper information and make an informed decision for a memorable trek in Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu airport welcome program by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to hotel with Bed & Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Warm Welcome

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu (1310 m), Himalayan Magic Treks representative will be readily available at Tribhuwan International Airport, displaying our company logo for easy identification. A warm welcome awaits all group members as we conduct a quick luggage check before heading to your hotel. A swift 25 to 30-minute private transportation drive to the city ensures a smooth check-in process. At the hotel, we'll provide a brief overview of your journey, and the next morning, kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on your adventure. Welcome to an expedition tailored for your comfort and excitement.

Day 2 : Domestic flight to Lukla then 3 hours trek to Phakding 2610 m overnight at Tribeni Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2610m
Day Activity
walking

Embrace the dawn with an early rise at your hotel, followed by a quick breakfast to fuel your exciting day ahead. Your journey kicks off with a scenic land transfer to Ramechhap (Manthali Airport), ensuring a seamless connection for your domestic flight. In just 17 minutes, you'll soar through the skies to Lukla at an elevation of 2840 meters, setting the stage for a breathtaking Himalayan adventure.
Upon landing, the real exploration begins with a 3 ½ -hour trek that unveils the awe-inspiring beauty of the region. Your destination for the day is Phakding, situated at an altitude of 2610 meters. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the landscape as you traverse the trails, and relish the unique experience of connecting with nature.
As you retire for the night, enjoy the warm hospitality of Tribeni Lodge, providing a cozy haven amid the Himalayan wilderness. This strategic itinerary not only promises a seamless travel experience but also positions you to witness the unparalleled beauty of the journey, distinguishing your adventure from the ordinary.

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440 m. We will walk for 5 hours to reach overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a captivating trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) starting your day with a delicious breakfast at Tribeni Lodge in Phakding. Our journey weaves through charming villages, with a pause at the National Park checkpoint in Jorsalle. A satisfying lunch awaits before we resume our trek towards the vibrant destination of Namche Bazaar.

Experience the thrill of crossing five suspension bridges over the Dudhkosi River, navigating through picturesque locales like Topdada and Mislung. In just 5 ½ hours of scenic walking, we reach the heart of Namche Bazaar, where a cozy lodge awaits for an overnight stay. Elevate your trekking experience with us as we blend adventure, comfort, and the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.

Day 4 : Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazzar short hike to Everest view point then back to Guest House with BLD

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440m
Day Activity
Short Day Hike

Indulge in an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m). Venture on a invigorating hike to the Everest viewpoint, offering stunning mountain vistas. Explore the nearby Mountain Museum, where our expert guides delve into mountain activities and the rich history of these majestic peaks. Your overnight stay at a cozy lodge ensures you're well-rested for the next leg of your adventure. Elevate your mountain experience with insightful guidance and breathtaking views.

Day 5 : Trek to Dhole 4110 m. We will walk 5 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4110m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a picturesque trek from Dhole (4110 m), traversing through Kele (4200 m), Lhabarma (4330 m), and Luza, culminating in the charming Machhermo Village (4470 m). The 4 ½-hour journey ensures a gradual ascent, providing both comfort and motivation to absorb the tranquil surroundings. Immerse yourself in the pure beauty of nature and the towering Himalayan massifs. Revel in the serenity of the elevated landscapes and cap off your day with a night's rest at a welcoming lodge. Experience the mountains with ease and find solace in the awe-inspiring scenery.

Day 6 : Trek to Machherma 4470 m. We will walk 4 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4470m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a breathtaking trek from Dhole (4110 m), traversing Kele (4200 m), Lhabarma (4330 m), and Luza before reaching the enchanting Machhermo Village (4470 m). The 4 ½-hour journey ensures a gradual ascent, prioritizing your comfort and instilling encouragement as you navigate the elevated terrain. Immerse yourself in tranquility, relishing the pristine beauty of nature and the awe-inspiring presence of the Himalayan massifs. Unwind with an overnight stay at a lodge, surrounded by the majestic landscapes that make your mountain experience truly exceptional.

Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo Lake 4790 m, we will walk 5 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4790m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a captivating trek to Gokyo Lake (4790 m), a journey that unfolds over 5 hours of awe-inspiring landscapes. Your overnight stay at a lodge promises a seamless blend of comfort and adventure. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty that awaits at Gokyo Lake, creating memories that resonate with the unparalleled grandeur of the Himalayas.

Day 8 : Trek to Dragnag 4700 m, 4 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4700m
Day Activity
walking

Begin your day with the tranquility of morning tea at the lodge before embarking on a hike to Gokyo Ri (5360 m). From this vantage point, marvel at the breathtaking panorama featuring the Ngozumba Glacier, the majestic Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m), the towering Lhotse Shar (8400 m), Mount Makalu (8463 m), and the formidable Mount Cho Oyu, among other Khumbu region giants. Capture the beauty with stunning photographs and videos, creating lasting memories of this Himalayan spectacle.

Feel free to document your journey for a lifetime by creating a short YouTube video capturing the day-to-day activities. Following your summit at Gokyo Ri, descend to Dragnag (4700 m) in the afternoon, where a direct lunch awaits at camp. Unwind and recount your day's adventures in the comfort of a lodge, ensuring a memorable experience in the heart of the Khumbu region.

Day 9 : Trek to Dzong-La 4830 m via Cho-la Pass (Chugyema la) 5420 m, overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4830m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a thrilling trek to Dzong-La (4830 m) as you traverse the challenging Cho-La Pass, an exhilarating journey that spans 7 hours. Revel in the beauty of the landscapes and the sense of achievement as you make your way down to Dzong-La. Your overnight stay at a lodge promises both comfort and rejuvenation, creating a memorable and rewarding experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

Day 10 : Trek to Lobuche 4910 m. we will walk 4 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4910m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a scenic trek to Lobuche (4910 m), a captivating journey that unfolds over 4 hours of breathtaking landscapes. Your overnight stay at a lodge ensures a perfect blend of comfort and adventure. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings, creating lasting memories of your Himalayan experience. Explore the beauty of Lobuche, where every step is a testament to the grandeur of the mountains.

Day 11 : Trek to Gorakshep 5140 m. We will walk 4 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5140m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a mesmerizing trek to Gorakshep (5140 m), a journey that unfolds over 4 hours of enchanting landscapes. Your overnight stay at a lodge promises a seamless blend of comfort and adventure. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings, creating memories that resonate with the unparalleled grandeur of the Himalayas. Discover the beauty of Gorakshep, where each step brings you closer to the majesty of the mountains.

Day 12 : Early in the morning hike to Kalapatthar 5545 m, for the best Sunrise view of Mt. Everest then trek back to Lobuche

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5545m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on an early morning hike to Kalapatthar, where breathtaking views of Mt Everest, Khumbase, Pumari, Chho-Yu range, Khumbu Glacier, Amadablam, and Everest Base Camp await. After soaking in the awe-inspiring panorama, descend to Lobuche, a trek spanning approximately 4 hours. Your overnight stay at a lodge ensures both comfort and rejuvenation, marking the culmination of a day filled with Himalayan wonders. Capture the essence of the mountains and create lasting memories on this unforgettable journey.

Day 13 : Trek to Chhukung 4730 m, We will walk 7 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4730m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on an exhilarating trek to Chhukung (4730 m), a captivating journey that unfolds over 7 hours of stunning landscapes. Your overnight stay at a lodge promises a perfect blend of comfort and adventure. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty, creating memories that resonate with the grandeur of the Himalayas. Explore the charm of Chhukung, where each step brings you closer to the majesty of the mountains.

Day 14 : Day Hike to Chhukung-Ri 5550 m to explore the nature then trek back to Chhukung overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5550m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a breathtaking Day Hike to Chhukung-Ri (5,550 m) in the early morning. Revel in the captivating views of Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m), Lhotse Shar (8400 m), Taboche (6367 m), Kangtega (6685 m), Thamserku (6608 m), and the imposing Mount Makalu (8463 m), among other giants in the Khumbu region. Capture these stunning vistas through beautiful photography and videos, creating memories that last a lifetime. Consider documenting your journey with a short YouTube video showcasing the day-to-day activities.

After reaching the summit of Chhukung-Ri, descend to Dingbuche, and in the afternoon, take a leisurely stroll around the area. Conclude your day with a well-deserved rest at a lodge, ensuring a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation in the heart of the Himalayas.

Day 15 : Trek to Tangboche 3860 m. We will walk 5 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3860m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a captivating trek to Tangboche (3,860 m), a journey that unfolds over 5 hours of enchanting landscapes. Your overnight stay at a lodge promises a perfect blend of comfort and adventure. Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings, creating memories that resonate with the natural beauty of the Himalayas. Explore the charm of Tangboche, where each step brings you closer to the majesty of the mountains.

Day 16 : Trek back to Phakding 2610 m, We will walk 6 ½ hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2610m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a picturesque trek back from Sanasa Village to Phakding, immersing yourself in the stunning vistas of Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m), Lhotse Shar (8400 m), Taboche (6367 m), Kangtega (6685 m), and Thamserku (6608 m). Following the revered Trekking route of Tenzing Norgay, we pass the Namche Bazaar (3440 m), where the National Park Headquarters welcomes you.

Descending from Namche, cross the highest suspension bridge over the Dudhkosi river and traverse four more suspension bridges while passing through picturesque villages like Jorsale, Manju, Chumoa, Bangker, and Toktok. Lunch in the quaint village of Chumoa is a delightful pause, surrounded by the natural beauty of Rhododendron flowers and a Pine forest. Capture the splendor of a beautiful waterfall near Bengker and Toktok, preserving these moments through timeless photography.

Follow the enchanting trail along the Dudhkosi riverbank, witnessing the Gumela monastery and its serene surroundings. After 6 ½ hours of trekking, arrive at the final destination, Phakding Village (2610 m), where Tribeni Lodge awaits with its warm hospitality and friendly ambiance. Experience the comfort of a mountain home, making your stay a memorable part of your Himalayan journey.

Day 17 : Trek to Lukla 2840 m 4 hours. We will walk 5 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2840m
Day Activity
walking

Conclude your trek at Tribeni Lodge with a joyous Last Day Trekking party alongside your guide and porter. The next morning, after a delightful breakfast, embark on your journey back to Lukla (2840 m). A leisurely 3 ½-hour walk brings you to Lukla, where you'll await your flight back to Kathmandu the following day. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the lodge, relishing the camaraderie and memories forged during your trekking adventure

Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla then direct transfer to Hotel on Bed & Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Flight Return

Start your day with the crisp mountain air as you wake up early and savor a cup of tea. Afterward, head to the Tenzing Hillary Airport to check your baggage for the return flight to Kathmandu via Ramechhap (Manthali Airport). Following a smooth landing, enjoy a comfortable 4-hour land transportation journey directly to Kathmandu.

As the evening unfolds, settle into your hotel, and later, join us for a delightful dinner together. This seamless transition from the mountains to the city ensures a relaxed and enjoyable conclusion to your Himalayan adventure.

Day 19 : Departure to the airport for onward destination to return

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Departure

Indulge in a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before completing the check-out process. Prepare for your final departure to the airport with a convenient 25-minute private transport ride to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey to your onward destination. Your hassle-free departure marks the end of a memorable stay, leaving you with fond memories of your time in the destination.

What are included in my Package?

  • Airport Pick - Up and drop by Private car with with warm Welcome
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu Round trip flights (Including Guide)
  • All the Nights Accommodation on Tea House (Lodge) during the trek
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) and seasonal fresh fruits
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • 1 Porter for (two peoples) to carry your Luggage during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Sagarmatha National park Fees (Permit)
  • (TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System Fees (Permit)
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fees (Permit)
  •  First Aid kit with necessary Medicines
  • General equipment for Porter
  • Guide and porter salary including Food and accommodation
  • Guide and porter insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand
  • Himalayan Magic Treks Duffel Bags to protect your Luggage
  • Trekking Map & Itinerary
  • Himalayan Magic Trek’s Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek
  • Company T-shirt as a gift
  • Farewell Dinner with typical Nepali Restaurant

   

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • Lunch & dinner at Kathmandu except farewell Dinner
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as all Bar Bills Hot & Cold Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects,Hot Shower & Tips

Airport Reception:

Upon your arrival at the airport our representatives person with a Himalayan Magic Treks (LOGO) sign board, to show you on your arrival exit gate. Who taking care of you with reception then safely drive to the hotel, Briefing about program details before going to Mountains. At the airport we cannot enter the interior of the airport because a person who doesn’t have a plane ticket is not allowed to enter.

Accommodations:

We give our first priority to serve the customers with the most standard level. As for the accommodation, we have been providing star hotels in Kathmandu and even Mountain guest houses during the trek according to their need and requirement. We provide convenient Guest House with sound environment and hygienic foods for the guest to make healthy their trip. Everest region is popular and has wonderful accommodation facility compared to the condition of elderly times.

Meals:

We get a paradise of delicious food in Kathmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the Lodge trek we get to eat Continental, Indian and Nepali menu choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo: Mo, Soup, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our Guide (Leader) will manage and advice the Food for beloved Guests to be satisfy

Trekking Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, dangerous weather, health issues; any of these situations is enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since many years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. Our Guides are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. Our staffs have received proper emergency guidance and evacuation education in the Himalayas. They are also entirely aware of correct knowledge of first aid to the victims. We have never and will never compromise on the safety to our clients; therefore, we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they needs.

Field Staffs Rules:

To pass through challenging routes and to ensure your safety and comfort, we need adequate number of staffs. It includes guide, porter, driver, assistant guide and so on. We provide guide in every trip while one assistant guide to every 4-9 group of guests and two with every 10 crew. As for the porters, we send 1 porter for every 2 guest. The number of porter also varies to the load of the clients; a porter’s maximum load is 25kg. Our staffs are professional and expert guides (leader) who can speak languages like English, French, Germany, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other as required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demands.

Trekking Equipment:

Equipment does matter to make your trip comfortable and better so you must be serious about check list before going to trek. We advice to take general equipment for the trek click here on link about equipment lists

Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern from your first day you will be under our service and protection. Our staff will pick you up at the airport and will assist you to your hotel. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs and services like first aid, and we will help to arrange oxygen bag and helicopter service for emergency rescue. We also focus on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness. We will take care of you on arrival to till on in your final departure date (airport drop services)

Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and spring (March - May) is the best season for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate in these seasons which offer beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring grants you beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals. Walking is favorable during these seasons. Summer (June - August) and winter (December - February).

Though summer has heavy monsoon rainfall, it is very much clearer to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Everest, Langtang, Annapurna as well as Tibet trek are always better to trek in winter season.

Experience & Fitness:

Trekking can be challenging and exhausting. So you might need some fitness training and experience for some tough trial. Nepal Trekking in Everest Base Camp does not require past experience or extreme fitness even though we have more challenging routes in different region compared to that of Everest. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes. You could ask for proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. Mountains can never be achieved in a day. We always provide the detail in our itinerary. However certain training like running, skipping and other workouts will definitely be beneficial in such challenging routes.

Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a major risk when trekking. You might experience it on any trails above 2,500 m however; good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights and altitude so, for this we have life saving appropriate acclimatization days during the trek, We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever the situation gets worse.

Eco Friendly:

Our only goal in the Himalayas is to leave the memories and foot prints; Himalayan Magic Treks is concerned on environment pollution issue and global warming. We are always serious and genuine about our garbage during the trek especially during camping. We collect the rubbish and dump it to the proper place to protect our environment and also appeal our clients to do the same. We partake in every program conducted in KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) and other environmental conservation programs. We want to promote Safe environment act and stand against pollution & global warming.

Tailor-Made Itinerary:

Sometimes trekking in the Himalayan region passes through unexpected complication like natural calamity, health challenges and many other problems that might result to the changes of the itinerary. So, we kindly request you to cooperate with your guide and the team in such situation.

Client Reviews

Maria

Maria

Australia, 28th November, 2019

Great organization! Amazing Trek and People with Himalayan Magic Treks.

Thanks to Himalayan Magic Treks I could successfully reach the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. They took care of me at any time and I enjoyed sharing explanations about the Himalayan mountains with the guide. We visited some local houses where I could tase deepest the way of leaving of the people from the mountains in Nepal.

I could share also a nice dinner with typical Nepali dances in Kathmandu with the team.
I appreciate that even after the trek, they help me in Kathmandu when I was sick.

Dhanyabad Himalayan Magic Treks!

Filipe K

Filipe K

Italy, 26th December, 2022

Perfect trip! Awesome way to visit the Everest!

We did the Base Camp and Kala Patthar trip last month and it was just perfect! Absolutely no complaints. The agency and everyone involved did everything they could to make our journey the best one possible. We loved the country and are already planning another visit to Nepal next year. Of course we are going with Himalayan Magic Treks!

FAQs

You can enter into Nepal both by land and flight. Several Airlines have direct flights to Kathmandu from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa and Varanasi.

All foreign nationals except Indian require a visa to enter Nepal. Please, keep in mind that all countries

The Immigration department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the tourist visa. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

Yes, most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek. It costs US$ 1-2 Per Hour for charging while you are doing Trek in Everest region

Yes, it is ok and they really get a kick out of seeing themselves in print. So if you take photographs, please take copies and post them back that will make sure they get delivered back to the people on one of your treks. But it is better to take permission from them before taking photographs. Sometimes they may angry in taking photos without asking them

Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers you use. Recommendations for tipping guides/porter would range from 5 -7 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service.

We provide one porter for every two travelers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 10 Kg per passenger. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only allows for a personal weight limit of 5 Kg for hand luggage. Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu

Definitely not. If you can afford a personal porter it is highly recommended. It gives wages to the people who earn a living for trekking. This is the terrain where they grew up. Hence they make walking up and down mountain look easy.

You don’t to be a marathon runner or training for the Olympics. But you do have to be healthy fit and mentally prepared for trekking in Nepal. Depending on your walking / trekking speeds, you may have to trek for 5 to 7 hours per day on a trek, and no mountaineering skills needed for Nepal trekking.

You will have trek briefing, and meeting with fellow travelers before departure of Trek.

You can book trekking with us from anywhere in the world. Booking can easily be made online using our secure booking engine accessed from each tour page on this website. You can contact our office by phone or by email. Please email us for further information if you are unsure how to book with us.

Himalayan Magic Treks has been the clear "Vision" on Eco tourism and green tourism since decade long. Through green tourism, we have the experience and the commitment to provide you with the trip of lifetime. We can offer you a quality holiday at an affordable price and we will show you places you could not see while traveling alone.

No, there is any age restriction. We can design trek for children/teenager/ pensioner. For children and pensioner, we offer short and easy trek around Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley. For adult and teenager, we offer moderate to hard trek to Everest Base Camp/ Manaslu/ Dolpo/ Mustang/ Annapurna/ Langtang etc.

Don't worry, we make it easy! Most of our first time clients actually grow to love sleeping in the great outdoors. You will sleep in good quality, two men tent which you share with only one other trekkers of same sex. We provide all Trekkers with a thermal sleeping mat. For those who want added comfort, you can bring your own mattress. On lodge/Teahouse Trek, normally single trekkers share rooms with only one other of same sex

Of course, we arrange all domestic and international flight tickets

Yes. Insurance is compulsory on all trek regions for your safety. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 10,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects

We have listed a few essentials that you will have to bring along and when you make your booking we will send you out a full list of essentials. Travel documents:

  • Passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 1)
  • Pocket hand warmers (for winters)
  • Hand sanitizing lotion
  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking, Chlorine Dioxide (water purification tablet for water sterilization).
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased at Kathmandu.
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Money pouch
  • Swiss army knife
  • Whistle to attract attention in the event of an emergency.
  • Spare Boot Laces
  • Sleeping Bag/Sleep sheet - Four season bag is recommended for high altitude trekking in summers and -20 degrees sleeping bag in winters. Sleeping Bags can be rented in Kathmandu at reasonable rate
  • Light weight Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Alarm clock and torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Ear plugs & eye mask can assist light sleepers
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Litre Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Nepali phrase book
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Sarong a multitude of uses
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper / sweater / fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months, Down jackets in winter, Down jackets can be hired in Kathmandu.
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.

The best time for trekking in Nepal is October to early Dec, then March to mid June, even though you can trek all round the year. June/August is better to do trek in rain shadow like Upper Mustang, Dolpa in Nepal and Mt. Kailash in Tibet

There are telephone and internet in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls. We inform daily trekking report to your relatives to home.

Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit Nepal, must hold a valid passport prior to apply for a Nepal visa. The passport must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Travelers can obtain a Nepalese visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or at a border immigration office. One recent copy of a passport size color photo is required to apply for Tourist Visa to Nepal. The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on arrival at any border are as follows:

  • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days: US$ 25 payable only in USD dollars.
  • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days: US$ 40 payable only in USD dollars
  • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days: US$ 100 payable only in USD dollars

Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately fit. No previous experience is required. To make fit for trekking in Nepal, some physical fitness programs such as regular walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering a trek. Whilst on a trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before you become fully acclimatized to altitude.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day as per itinerary is included. If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us beforehand.

Electricity will not always be available, especially in more remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you – and don’t forget your adapters!  Your guide will know where you will be able to charge your batteries next. But most of the places in Langtang, Annapurna and Everest Trek, you can charge battery but need to pay extra cost.

There are telephones in a few villages along the routes from which you can make international calls. Cell phone reception is not reliable on in the mountains and in many regions not at all. If required, we can supply a satellite phone service. Please inform us if you need this service, which must be at your expense.

In most cities yes, to some extent, however once you leave the cities behind, you can only use cash. Make sure that you take sufficient Nepalese rupees for your needs in small denominations. In some places, Dollars, Euros and Pounds will be accepted.

It all depends on your spending habits. 15 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, souvenir shopping of local crafts when available and a few drinks. You can buy these things only in certain villages.

Tips are always expected. It is good to tip trekking staff at the end of a trek. The standard recommendation for tipping is for each person in a group of 10 or more persons, tip to the guide US$ 10 per day and each porter US$ 3 per day. For groups of one or two persons and above USD$ 12 per day for guide and USD$ 5 per day for porter is recommended.

Please bring a water bottle to fill with purified water. We will provide you with purified water to each day. So you don’t need anything unless you want to bring your own water purifier (If so, please inform us beforehand). You can also buy mineral water in some villages along the trail.

All stuff what you have, not necessary to take to trekking as this makes your porter extra heavy and things can be lost and damaged during the trek. You can leave such stuff at your Hotel in Kathmandu or our office store. Luggage storage facility is absolutely free of cost.

We plan each trek to depart at our customer’s convenience. Usually, a day or two after you fly into Kathmandu; spend a day or two in the capital, meeting the team, checking on all the gear and then departing after breakfast on the pre-arranged day.

Passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you return from your tour. It needs to contain few blank pages. Bring minimum five copies of passport size photos to issue your Nepal visa on arrival which is payable only on USD cash and trekking permit. Travel insurance; keep a separate photocopy with Mountain Mart Trek and into your main baggage, Cash, Flight tickets, Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts, Passport photos: One Nepal visa at the airport and four for your trekking permit and more photos for a multiple entry visa for onward trips to your next port.

Visa fees are: US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entry that is payable only in USD cash. Maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek. Departure taxes are included in flight tickets to any destination since 2005

Yes, Our Company insures all our Trekking Staff: Guides, Cooks, Sherpa and Porters.

On a trekking, our porters will take care of your luggage as per the “Price Includes” section. Your porter may carry a maximum of 12kg of luggage per person in a soft bag.  A porter carries two trekkers’ bags (25kg). All you need to carry is your small day bag with important personal belongings like camera, water, sun cream, sufficient warm and rain clothing for the day.

Weather in the Himalayas is difficult to predict: expect the unexpected. Nights are generally much cooler than the day. In winter (December to February) nights can be cold when the sun is out while days are beautiful and warm. Snow can fall at any time of the year. Temperatures can range from 15°C to 25°C above 5000m. It is important to stay warm and dry in any conditions – so carry sufficient gear in your pack each day.

Yes, providing your group size meets tour agreed minimum, we include a free place for a leader, company representative and teacher so if you have a group in this number please ask once before sending quotation for FOC with us.

  • 14 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for one leader.
  • 23 participants in a group – get free trekking package for two persons.
  • 36 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for three persons

  • The safety and well-being of our clients is our first priority. Acknowledging that there are inherent risks in all travel that can never be totally eliminated, we endeavor to minimize any risks or dangers that have the potential to lead to any more than reasonable level of physical or emotional distress for our clients, staff and partners. We aim to do this by:
  • Ensuring the chosen itinerary is appropriate for your group.
  • Seeking medical assurance from you that medical advisor prior to trekking departure to ensure all travelers are suitable for the challenge ahead.
  • Ensuring that our guides are all first aid trained, carries a comprehensive first-aid kit and are fully competent in handling emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Ensuring that our guides carry mobile or satellite phones: Mobile or satellite phone communication is available on most trekking routes which provide direct access to our company.
  • Providing a doctor to escort all school trekking groups and on request for charity challenges. Insisting that a complete risk assessment be provided prior travel and trek
  • Requiring each client to complete and sign our risk assessment form prior to departure for a trek. Insisting that travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers and trekkers. Insurance documentation to be provided prior to any trek

A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along the route we can add days at your request at additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if given sufficient time to make the arrangements.

Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trek. Please browse our trip extension on home page and the following suggestions offer a few possibilities. Everest Flight: A one hour early morning flight to see Mt Everest and its surrounding peaks. A ticket includes the flight plus transfers to and from the airport weather permitting. Trisuli River Rafting: A one or two day package, including return road transport.

Our cultural tour guides are pretty proficient. The trekking guide (Sirdar) and his assistants speak a reasonable amount of English are good enough to explain you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes or is of interest to you.

We try to bring together a small group of like minded people to give them a memorable and insightful adventurous experience, and this is an invaluable opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises of a maximum 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our trek programs. For private trips, no minimum or maximum numbers apply

Security of our clients is of foremost & vital importance for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping treks' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in a local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out. Prevention is always the best kind of cure.

On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, a dining tent and toilet tent; and all the main meals while trekking but not snacks. On Tea house treks, there is no necessity to provide any equipment.

In the event of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we surely believe will not happen; you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the event of your having to be evacuated; please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or u must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform our office about the requirements of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, please send a name of the sick person and always give the exact location from where the helicopter can airlift you.  Our guides will help you on this; do not leave your stationed point even if you are getting better once you have called in the helicopter.

Depending on any given situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of your trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where any unforeseen events may compel you to go for a change in your itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than a decade. We enjoy our work.

Yes, we do. If you prefer to travel independently, or with your friends, families and colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe suiting your convenience. The number could range from a group of people that could be minimum 1 and maximum 100 at a time. Costs for private trips can be fixed on the basis of group size, trek area; duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange Trek for single women if required. However, if none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you; you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a solo trip. We can assign a local professional guide, porters etc whom you could trust with your life.

This is an abbreviation for 'Guide Accommodation and Porters' (GAP). This trek option is for those who only want basic support services from us. This is the most economical way to do trekking in Nepal. We provide an English speaking local Sherpa guide, book and pay for the accommodation in local lodges during trek and arrange required porters and trekkers who pay for their meals directly to the local lodge owner. This option works only on certain routes in the Everest, Langtang and Annapurna regions where trekking routes are served by the local folks in their tea house or lodges. You pay for your own meals. We take care of all the expenses of our staff.

On camping treks, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium or iodine. On GAP treks, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks in the tea house. We recommend that you to bring water purification pills. On the trail, water from the streams is safe if away from settlements.

You should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in high altitude conditions. Living up to a physical challenge is always good for you, no matter what. Trekking once a year is always the best regimen for your body's needs; as per recommendations from most health journals throughout the world.

The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be sturdy and comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. In view of local customs, try not to wear too skimpy or revealing clothes. Your reception by locals can vary greatly on the way you dress.

Yes, you can definitely change the lodge if you feel it is not in order by talking it over with your guide, provided there are other lodges with good rooms in the vicinity.

We accommodate trekking groups in local lodges available on the trail. As it is not possible to book the rooms days in advance, we send a porter few hours ahead of the group each day to book the rooms.

Our airport representative and a vehicle will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport; in his hand will be a plaque board holding your name clearly written on the board or paper. You can’t lose us.

Obtaining a Nepalese visa on arrival is easier except that you may have to spend some precious time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue. Also, don’t forget to bring cash as ATMs are not available at the airport. Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to arrange a visa for 30 days.

You can get your money exchange at your hotel or we will exchange your money in better rates so before exchange your money ask once with HMT team

The weight limit for the trek is 15 kg per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended which we provide. The lighter you are the better for the trails.

You can keep your luggage and valuable items in a locker at the hotel in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Most of the tea houses have electricity facilities during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices on the trail.

You will only have to carry a day pack, which should be a reasonable size to carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, etc. Your other packs are carried by porters. Again we stress on the wisdom of always ‘travel light’.

You can get hot shower services throughout the trip. However, the higher you climb the less pleasant it will be. It’s better to be on the safe side of thing

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