- Hike to the Everest View Hotel to enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Himalayan giants: Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse, Kongde, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Tawache and Mt. Everest.
- Enjoy another beautiful panorama of Tawache, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku from Tengboche.
- Explore Tengboche Monastery, the largest and the most important monastery in the Khumbu region and the Eco Center.
- Explore the attractions of the Khumjung Village; visit monastery that treasures the skull of a Yeti, school founded by Sir Edmund Hillary, some traditional Sherpa houses and the longest mani wall in the Khumbu region
- Join the monks for morning/evening prayers
- Spend time with local Sherpa people and study their community and culture
- Start and end the adventure with a short, scenic and breathtaking flight to and from Lukla
The Everest View Trek is the shortest Everest region trek, designed by Desire Adventures. This trekking package is designed to make it possible for the customers to catch a glimpse of the most stunning views of the Mt. Everest with her sibling peaks, from different low-altitude viewpoints in the Khumbu region. The location and the viewpoints are very carefully handpicked to help customers enjoy some of the most unbeatable views of the Himalayan peaks in combination with spectacular natural wonders protected by the settlement of Sherpa people and their culture and hospitality.
Including the arrival and the departure day, the Everest View Trek can be completed in 9 days, which makes it one of the best available options for short holiday trekkers, or time-bound trekkers. Since 3,962m is the maximum altitude gained during this trek, this package is also very much suitable for trekkers, who cannot attempt high altitude treks, for various reasons. This adventure in Nepal starts and ends with a short breathtaking mountain flight to Lukla and from Lukla. During the trek, you will be guided by one of the best English-speaking private guides, who along with sharing his knowledge regarding the region, will also help you make friends with the local people. The purpose of making the arrangement of food and accommodation in the teahouses and lodges run by local people and hiring local porters is to help uplift the economy of local people. This is how we give back to the community. Moreover, after the trek the company offers relaxing free spa and free one-hour full body massage service in Kathmandu to perfectly end your holiday in Nepal.
The Everest View trek can be planned any time of the year. However, for better views, autumn and spring are considered the best seasons to plan this vacation in Nepal. This holiday in Nepal is also perfect for groups with children and elderly people. We offer special group discount to those, who come in a group. If you don’t have a group, you always have an option to join our existing groups with fixed departure. Nevertheless, if you have time, energy and determination, we recommend you to choose our other challenging treks in the Everest regions like,
- 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek
- 18 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass
- 19 days Everest Three Passes Trek
These are our standard packages, which can be customized to meet your needs, requirements, ideas and budget.
- Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
- 2 days tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu, 6 days guest house/teahouse/lodge in Khumbu
- 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 8 Dinners
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
- Airport transfer for domestic flight
- one-hour full-body massage after the trek
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit and TIMS (Trekkers security Card) permit
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets and departure tax
- 4 hot showers (Attached bathroom) while on a trek
- Fresh seasonable fruits after dinner (while on a trek)
- Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup only)
- Purified drinking water during the trek
- Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
- Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
- Insurance of Guide and Porter
- All required local and government taxes
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
- Desire Adventures duffel bag if required
- Desire Adventures T- Shirt
- Trekking route map
- Nepal arrival visa
- Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
- Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and alcoholic and soft beverages
- Extra Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging while on a trek
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla (only 15 kg included)
- Extra porter if you required (it cost USD20 per day)
- Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu (aprox USD25 per person)
- Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
- Any other extended trips and accommodation
- Tipping to staff (as an appreciation)
Welcome to Nepal and Desire Adventures. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will receive a warm welcome from one of our company representatives. From the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu, in a private vehicle. Spend some time at leisure. In the afternoon, you will attend a meeting (in our office) in which, you will be briefed about the trip and introduced to your guide and the fellow travelers. After the meeting, around the evening, enjoy welcome dinner (authentic Nepali cuisine) and cultural show (ethnic dance and cultural music) at one of the best typical Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu. The welcome dinner is on company. After dinner, you will be guided back to your hotel.
However, in the case of late arrival or delayed flight, the meeting and the dinner will be postponed to the following day.
Accommodation: Tourist-standard hotel, Kathmandu.
Early in the morning, a private vehicle will transfer you from your hotel to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Your will begin this journey with a quick 30-35 minutes flight to Lukla, that lands on the airstrip of the Tenzing Hillary Airport (one of the most dangerous airstrip in the world to land on), in Lukla. The aerial view of the landscape, on clear days, looks more mesmerizing. As soon as you arrive Lukla, you will be introduced to your private porters and other team members, awaiting your arrival in Lukla. Have your first breakfast in the Khumbu region, enjoying the spellbinding beauty of the surrounding peaks. Meanwhile, the luggage will be prepared for the porters. After breakfast, accessing the narrow stone-paved streets of Lukla, you will advance towards the Pasang Lhamo Memorial Gate, located at the northern end of Lukla. Leaving the lively settlement of Lukla, you will now advance towards Phakding on a descending trail. Attractions such as stone walls and mani stones keep your eyes busy, until Cheplung. From Cheplung, you will continue through the community forest and across the suspension bridge; enjoying the first view of the Dudh Koshi River and Kusum Kangru, before climbing around the ridge to Ghat. Beyond Ghat, past a school, the trail will enter a complex of Mani walls, chortens and boulders carved with Tibetan mantras and colorful prayer wheels. Enjoy these attractions, before climbing over an old landslide that leads to the village of Chhuthawa. Enjoying the painted mani stones in Chhuthawa, you will now continue on a snaking trail that runs through the forest, beside the Dudh Koshi River to Phakding. In Phakding, you will check into the lodge, before dinner. Your afternoon is spent at leisure, which will be best utilized, if you go for a walk around the nearby monasteries, under your own steam.
Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Phakding
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy full breakfast in Phakding, before leaving for Namche. Starting Phakding, the trail cuts across to the west bank of the Dudh Koshi River and continues to the village of Toktok. However, ahead of Toktok, the winding trail runs through the forest of pine, about 100m above the river, crosses Ghatte River and goes past a small hydroelectric project. From Toktok, you will descend to Benkar, past a few small waterfalls. From Benkar, heading north, you will cross one more suspension bridge across the Dudh Koshi River to cut across to the east bank of the river; before continuing to Chumoa. The trail to Chumoa is livened with wonderful forest of rhododendron, magnolia and fir and a few scattered settlements of Sherpa people. A short climb from Chumoa will lead you to Monjo. Above Monjo lies the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park, where your guide will take care of the necessary check in formalities. Meanwhile, you can utilize the break by visiting the information center, where you can enjoy the displays on responsible trekking as well as the 3D map of the Khumbu Himalayas. From Monjo, you will continue further on a trail that drops down to the suspension bridge past a stupa-shaped Kani and a big granite bluff carved with Tibetan mantras. Crossing the bridge, you will hike north to Jorsalle. Beyond Jorsalle, you will cross the suspension bridge across the Dudh Koshi River to cross to the east bank of the river and following the lower river bank trail over gravel and boulders, you will climb back into the forest, heading towards the Larja Bridge, past Larja Dobhan (the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi river). You will now cross the Larja bridge and hike to a viewpoint, from where, you will see the first view of Mt. Everest. After enjoying the view, you will now continue through the forest of pine on a steeply ascending, zigzagging trail to Mislung. From Mislung, you will continue to Namche on an even trail. In Namche, you will check into the lodge before dinner. Your evening is at leisure. Utilize this time to explore the markets and enjoy the bakeries and internet cafes in Namche.
Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Namche Bazaar.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04: Hike to the Everest View Hotel (3,962m/13,000ft) 2 hours and trek to Khumjung (3,780m/12,401ft)
After breakfast in Namche, picking up the trail that directly leads to the settlement of Khumjung, you will advance towards the largest village in the Khumbu region, the Khumjung Village. However, before reaching the village, you will follow a turn off that leads you to the Everest View Hotel. This hotel, built at the highest altitude in the world, provides one of the grandest panorama of the Himalayan giants: Thamserku, Mt. Lhotse, Kongde, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Tawache, including Mt. Everest. Spend some time relishing the panorama, before continuing to Khumjung. In Khumjung, you will check into the lodge, before setting out to explore the village. You will visit the Khumjung Monastery that treasures a skull of Yeti and the Hillary School, a school founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. Traditional Sherpa houses and the longest mani wall in the Khumbu region also add more charm to the already charming village. Therefore, you will also visit these attractions. After exploring the village, you will return to the lodge for overnight stay.
Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Khumjung.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast in Khumjung, you will leave Khumjung for Tengboche. Starting Khumjung, you will first head towards the trail junction at Sanasa. From Sanasa, following the regular Everest base camp trail, you will gently hike down to Leushyasa. From Leushyasa, you will further continue down on a steeply descending stone steps to a suspension bridge at Phunki Tenga. Crossing the bridge, you will hike for about 90 minutes, through the forest of rhododendron past water-driven prayer wheel to village of Tengboche, surrounded by the panorama of Tawache, Mt. Everest. Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. In Tengboche, you will check into the lodge, before setting off for a tour of the largest monastery in the region - the Tengboche Monastery and the Eco Center, with your private guide. While exploring the monastery, enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Everest accompanied by her sibling peaks. After the tour, you will get back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Tengboche.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You may join the monks for the morning prayers, if you want; before breakfast. After breakfast, bidding farewell to the beautiful panorama of the peaks, you will leave Tengboche for Monjo. Your walk starts with a hike down to the bridge at Phunki Tenga, through the rhododendron forest. Crossing the bridge, you will climb up to Leushyasa, on a steeply ascending stone steps. From Leushyasa, it’s a gentle ascent to the trail junction at Sanasa. You will hike to Namche for lunch, following the trail along the ridge, past the memorial chorten to Tenzing Norgay. From Namche, a steep descend down the forest of pine on a zigzagging trail will lead you to the Larja bridge. However, before reaching the bridge, enjoy the last view of Everest from the viewpoint ahead of the bridge. Crossing the bridge, you will now continue on a river bank trail, before crossing the bridge at Jorsalle. You will cross the bridge and ascend to Monjo. The evening is at leisure. To best utilize the time, explore the nearby monasteries under your own stream, before dinner.
Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Monjo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Your team leader will complete the national park check-out formalities, while you enjoy your breakfast in Monjo. After breakfast, leaving Monjo, you will continue your journey to Lukla. Retracing the trail, you will gently descend to Phakding, crossing several suspension bridges built across the Dudh Koshi River, through the forest of rhododendron and magnolia. From Phakding, retracing the same trail, you will ascend to Lukla. In Lukla, you will check into the lodge and spend the remaining time celebrating your last day in Khumbu with your guide, porters and other team members. You can also choose to spend some alone time, before dinner in Lukla.
Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Lukla.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast in Lukla, you will quickly board a plane and fly back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic flight for about 30-35 minutes. From the airport in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu (in a private vehicle). The remaining time is at leisure, which can be best spent, either exploring the popular markets in Kathmandu or enjoying free spa and one-hour free, full body massage. Around the evening, we will meet for the farewell dinner (hosted by the company), in which you can enjoy your choice food from the restaurant’s menu. While having dinner we will also discuss the overall trip and the feedback. After dinner, you will be guided back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Tourist-standard hotel, Kathmandu.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Your Everest View Trek vacation with Desire Adventures has some to an end today. Therefore, as per your flight time, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport, in a private vehicle. However, if you are looking forward to extending your holiday and trying some adventure activities, Desire Adventures can make all the arrangements for you. We hope you enjoyed your vacation with Desire Adventures to the fullest.
Everest View Trek Useful Information
All the trip details mentioned in the website is provided in good faith, but is not the final contract between the client and the company. Before the final booking of the trip, the itinerary will be customized to meets customers’ needs, requirements and budget. The changes made will be in favor of the customer; therefore, the information in the final document will look slightly different from the ones mentioned in our website. However, the final copy of the itinerary will be sent before the final booking of the trip, which will be 100% correct. We suggest you print the final copy of your Trip Details and review the information thoroughly, before the trip for updates regarding any last-minute changes (if any).
The team leader will always stick to the itinerary provided to the client, before the final booking of the trip; however, the team leader is also fully authorized to and will make a few modifications to the itinerary provided under situations, such as sudden change in the weather condition, unforeseen natural disaster unsupportive health of a group member, local strike/protest etc. (most concerning the safety of the customer).
All itineraries designed by the company ensures adequate acclimatization; however, despite this, some of you might still feel the effects of altitude sickness. In such situation, where the team leader finds it unsafe to gain more altitude, he will make the arrangement to descend to lower altitude and not continue up, until your health fully supports you to ascend further.
Although rare, in the occurrence of such unavoidable circumstances, we request you to be flexible and follow the instructions given by your guide and fully cooperate, where it may be necessary to make the changes. In order to enjoy the trek, despite all the unforeseen situations, we recommend you add a few extra days to your trip (to be on a safe side).
- TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit are the two permits required to do this trek in Nepal. The company will make the arrangement of these permits, once you provide a scanned color copy of your passport and color copy of two passport sized photographs.
- The highest altitude gained during the Everest View Trek is 3,962m (Everest View Hotel). It’s a lot of up and down hill walk. The oxygen level in the air also decreases as you gain the altitude, making it difficult for trekkers to adjust to the thinning air. Therefore, slow, but steady climb is suggested. If you are tired, standing to rest is more recommended than sitting. Protect yourself from intense sun, wind and cold by dressing up in layers, using sunscreen lotions, sunglasses, hat with wide brim and scarf. We also recommend that you put on your layers, as soon as you reach the shaded areas, if you have taken them off.
- This trip cost does not include the cost of extra expenses like drinks, shopping, tipping and any extra activities, not mentioned in the trip detail. Therefore, we recommend you carry enough extra money to cover these expenses. We also suggest you set aside USD 200, or Nepali currency equivalent to USD 200 as an emergency fund. The fund will be utilized in case of any changes in the itinerary caused by unforeseen unfavorable situations.
- Please be informed that neither the team leader, nor the company will be responsible for the safety involved, during any extra activity not mentioned in the itinerary.
Travel insurance covering medical expenses (hospital charges, doctors’ fees, cost of the medicine etc.) caused by health issues, injuries or accidents with evacuation, helicopter rescue and repatriation; personal liability, cancellations, theft and loss of luggage, personal effect and additional activities (not guaranteed in the trip package) is a requisite, if you are planning the Everest View Trek in Nepal.
Best season to plan the Everest View trek in Nepal
Everest View Trek in Nepal can be planned any time of the year; however, since the target of this trek is to see the best views of Everest, Autumn (October and November) and Spring (March to May) are the two best seasons to plan this trek. During these seasons of the year, the weather is calm and pleasant, sky is clear, temperature is perfect and the trail is very supportive.
(Please Note: If you are thinking of participating in the major festivals celebrated in the Khumbu region, while doing this trek, we suggest you to choose February or early March for Gyalpo Lhosar – Tibetan New Year, May for Buddha Jayanti, October/November for Mani Rimdu and June/July for Dumje. Please confirm the exact dates before booking.)
Joining Instructions and Arrival Complications:
The cost of the Everest View Trek package by Desire Adventure covers the cost of airport-hotel-airport transfers. Therefore, on your arrival day, the company will send a private vehicle with one of the company representative to receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Therefore, once outside the luggage hall, look for the company representative carrying paging board with your and company’s name printed on it. Carry your luggage and follow him to the vehicle waiting to transfer you from the airport to your hotel. Do not be hassled by people who offer to help (especially those offering help to carry your luggage or guide you to the taxi stand), as they will be asking for the service charge, once you take their help.
The Everest View Trek Pakage Guarantees…
- An English-speaking professional, trained, experienced and licensed local guide
- A full support team of local porters and assistants
- 24x7 off-site team for additional support
- Bed and Breakfast in Kathmandu
- A full-board- meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee) and accommodation – during the trek
- Ground transportations: i) Airport shuttle service
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets and departure tax.
- Free spa, as well as one hour body massage, after the trek
- Free Welcome and Farewell dinner
Group Leader Description
All the group leaders working for Desire Adventures are licensed, experienced, dedicated to professionalism and are very passionate about their job. These guides have the best knowledge regarding the destinations, attractions and the services/service providers in the Khumbu region. Your Everest View Trek will be led by one of the most experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and licensed guides employed by the company. Apart from just guiding you to the destinations, these guides – aware of their role in making the trip once in a lifetime experience- will share their knowledge about the areas you visit, suggest things to do and see, recommend best local eateries and introduce you to the local people; their lifestyle, culture, tradition, history, society and their community. The most important of all, these guides will give their best to ensure that you return home happy, safe and with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
(8 Breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners on company)
The Everest View Trek package covers Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea/coffee in the Khumbu region and breakfast in Kathmandu and 2 complimentary dinners (Welcome and Farewell dinners) in Kathmandu. However, for the remaining meals, the team leader will suggest the best eateries, which gives you the flexibility to choose your meal as per your taste and budget.
Enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine for welcome dinner. Breakfast in Kathmandu will be as per the hotel menu. Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek will be as per the teahouse menu (variety of options to choose from) and your-choice food from the restaurant menu will be served for the farewell dinner. Since food is the major part of this trekking adventure; our guides will make sure that the food served is freshly prepared (using fresh local ingredients) and are served in good portions. Soft drinks and light snacks are not included in the package, but can be purchased from the tea house.
Breakfast and Dinner will be provided in or near your accommodation and lunch will be served at one of the best teahouses/restaurants along the way to the day’s destination.
(2 nights in a tourist-standard hotel in Kathmandu and 6 nights in a guest house/teahouse/lodge in Khumbu)
In Kathmandu, your accommodation in arranged in the best available tourist-standard hotel, whereas during the trek guest houses/teahouses/lodges are the accommodation options (we will choose the best ones). The rooms will be provided on a twin-share basis, where you will be paired up with another member of the same gender. Triple share can be arranged upon request. Single supplements can also be arranged at extra cost.
In Khumbu, guest houses with restaurants are known as the tea houses. The rooms are very basic with basic furniture and most of them only feature two beds, pillow and blankets, but are very comfortable. The room amenities decrease with the increase in altitude. Also, the chances of getting attached baths decrease with the increase in altitude. Where hot shower options are unavailable a few buckets of hot water (for bathing purpose) can be arranged, but at extra cost. Dining Hall and toilets/bathrooms/restrooms (squat or western type) are usually common.
Where hydroelectric power options are not available (especially at higher altitude), rooms are lit using solar power. Therefore, make sure you charge your mobile phones and camera batteries at lower altitude.
This package cost covers the cost of the flight tickets (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) and airport-hotel-airport transfers.
Telephone and internet services are available at almost all our night stops. Hotels in Kathmandu provide free internet service, whereas the accommodations used during the trek do not provide free internet service. However, you can use it by paying extra dollars. To be in a regular contact with your group, the team leaders are provided with a cellular phone from the company, which, in case of emergency, can be used by any member of the group to call or send message to the off-site team in Kathmandu. Or, the better option is to purchase and use a local SIM Card, that is a prepaid phone card (requires 2 passport size photos and passport visa copy to purchase the SIM card) and use it during your stay in Nepal.
Desire Adventures welcomes all solo travelers to join our group trips. When you join our groups, you will share your accommodation and other facilities with another member of the group, which helps you travel on budget. However, if you are not comfortable joining our existing groups, we can definitely make the arrangement for you to travel solo (cost will be comparatively higher than travelling in group).
Maximum 15, Average 5, Minimum 2
Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter; therefore, tips are not included in the trip price. However, if you wish to reward the efforts of you service providers like guides, porters, drivers and waiters, who have worked hard to make your trek the best experience; the tip is definitely appreciated. Tipping shows your satisfaction and gratitude toward the service provided and the service provider, respectively.
Health, Fitness, Medications and Medical Facilities:
Health – In order to successfully complete this trek, you need to be in the best health condition (physical and mental). Therefore, our suggestion to you is to get a physical examination at least 4-6 weeks prior to the trek and seek advice, medication and permission from your doctor. Make sure that you are screened for illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, anaemia, ulcer disease, cardiovascular disease and lung-related problems. Cardiovascular risk assessment should be done, especially for anyone with strong family history or person over the age of 40. Get a good dental checkup; identify medicine that you are allergic to. Make sure you are immunized and vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, cholera, meningococcal disease and encephalitis. In the absence of doctor, seek advice from local General Practitioner, or a travel clinic.
Fitness – The Everest View Trek isn’t as demanding as the other treks in the Everest region. However, you need to be fit enough to walk for an average of 5-6 hours a day mostly up and down the hill. Therefore, consult your GP regarding the necessary guide walk, prior to this trek. A few weeks of cardio exercise; brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, skipping etc. should be enough to get the level of fitness required to successfully complete the trek. Also, short hiking and camping experiences, before this trek, are considered the plus points.
Medication – Please be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trek. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you carry your regular personal medicines along with a First Aid kit. Also, add bister kit, sunscreen, bandages, insect repellent containing DEET, tropical antibiotic cream, iodine tablets and/or water filter, Diamox or Acetazolamide, Acetaminophen or Tylenol for analgesia, Ibuprofen or Advil for analgesia and as an anti-inflammatory agent, Immodium or Lomotil for diarrhea, Afrin- a nasal decongestant, Pepcid or Zantac for heartburn, an antibiotic, especially a Quinolone such as Ciprofloxacin or Leavaquin, pain medicine such as Tylenol with codeine or Hydrocodone and if you are prone to exercise-induced Asthma or Asthma associated with bronchitis or upper respiratory infections add Asthma inhaler to the kit.
Medical Facilities – Khunde Hospital, north of Namche Bazaar is the most accessible hospital, while doing the Everest View Trek in Nepal. This hospital has decompression chamber for emergencies.
However, the most important of all, we request you to inform us regarding your present health condition, pre-existing medical condition, illness and your regular medications. We expect you to be honest regarding these issues, so that we can provide instant and the right assistance in emergencies, especially during the trek.
Safety and Security:
Your safety and security is our priority. Since your team leader will be with you the entire time, during the trek, he is given the entire responsibility to safely take you to your destination and bring you back. Therefore, if it concerns your safety, the team leader is also authorized to amend or even cancel any part of the itinerary.
Now, to secure your belongings (passport, air tickets, traveler’s check, and other valuable items), we request you bring a neck wallet or money belt. Also, we request you not to bring valuable jewelry with you and even if you happened to bring one, store it in a safety deposit boxes available in the hotels in Kathmandu. Secure your luggage with a padlock.
- Do not contravene the laws and rules of the country
- Do not carry any illegal drugs
- Do not get involved with the sex workers
Since the dress standards are comparatively conservative in Nepal, we recommend you to pack comfortable, yet modest clothes. Pick loose, lightweight, long clothing, when packing your luggage, especially if you are planning your trek during the summer season. Also, avoid short dresses like shorts/skirts/singlets/tank tops, especially while visiting holy sites.
Emergency Contact Detail
Desire Adventures Pvt. Ltd.
From outside of Nepal: +977-1-4412014
From within Kathmandu: 4412014
From outside Kathmandu: 01-4412014
If you are using NTC, Ncell or any other mobile networks in Nepal: 01-4412014
Foreign tourist (except Indians) visiting Nepal require a visa to enter Nepal. Chinese nationals can obtain free visa. Visas can either be obtained from the nearest Embassy/Consulate or Mission offices in your own country or upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport.
To apply for a visa, you need 2 passport-sized photographs, receipt of online application, Visa fees in US dollars, your passport that is valid for at least 6 months, before the trip and a copy of passport of guardian, in case of minor below 10 years of age. Transit visa for foreign nationalities is only provided for 3 days. For the convenience of foreign nationals, visas are also provided from the borders listed below:
Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border of Nepal)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Far Western Nepal)
Kanchanpur (Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees:
Transit visa (3 days) Free of cost
Minimum USD 30 for up to 15 days
After 15 days USD 2/day (extension of the tourist visa, the fees chargeable for 15 days shall be levied, if the period is less than 15 days in every extension)
Extra USD 20 for MRE facility for valid visa period.
Late fee to be charged extra USD 3/day
In case of minor, below 10 years of age, the visa is free of cost
(For more information, please visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np or contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.)
Tel: 977-1- 4429659/4429660/4438862/4438868.
Fax: 977-1- 4433934/4433935
Email: [email protected],
Pack List for Everest View Trek
The company provides one porter for every two travelers. Each porter is only allowed to carry 25-30 kilograms (max). Therefore, our suggestion to you is to pack as lightly as possible. Our porters carry all the trekking gears in a shared water-proof duffle, provided by the company. Your extra luggage can be left in the hotel in Kathmandu (free storage available). We recommend you carry a lightweight cotton or plastic bag to keep your trekking gears separate. Kindly follow the checklist below to pack the required stuff during the trip:
Checklist for all seasons:
- Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, 3 passport sized photo (2 for visa application and 1 for trekking permit)
- Hand Sanitizers
- Reading/writing materials
- Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
- Waterproof bags to protect electronic or paperwork
- Binoculars, camera
- First-aid kit (containing lip balm, Aspirin/paracetamol, Band Aids/plasters, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenges, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or Ciprofloxin, antibiotic for Girdia, Diamox and any extra prescription drugs you are currently taking)
- Protein bars, chocolates, dried fruits, candies and snack foods
- Money- cash/VISA Card
- Hair ties
- Money bag
- Swiss army knife (Optional)
- Sleeping bag
- Light weight Towel
- Toiletries (quick drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clippers, face and body moisturizer, feminine hygiene products, small mirror
- Day pack (with waist straps)
- Alarm clock and torch/flashlight/headlamp
- Lighter (Optional)
- Insect repellent (Optional)
- Ear plugs and eye mask
- Small padlock
- Stuff sack for dirty clothes/shoes
- Dry bags in several sizes
- Duffle Bag (will be provided by the company)
- Trekking poles (optional)
- Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
- Small wash towel
- Refillable water bottle
- Bandana or broad brimmed sunhat, sunglasses, scarf
- Bag liners (Optional)
- Sewing kit (Optional)
- Wind and waterproof shell jacket & trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Running shoes or sandals
- Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Underwear and Shorts
- T Shirts 2 or 3
- Long sleeved shirt
- Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
- Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
- Fleece wind-stopper jacket
- Trekking pants
Special Checklist for winter and high altitude
- Layered clothing /Thermals and Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March)
- 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
- Down jacket or down vest
- Fleece or wool trousers/pants
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens – wool or fleeced with a waterproof shell outer
- A four-season sleeping bag/sleep sheet (rated to -250C)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Gaiters (for winter and monsoon)
Special Checklist for summer
- Lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece
- Umbrella/water proof jacket with hood and waterproof trousers (May to September)
- Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
- Water bottle
With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.
Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:
Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.
Round the clock service:
Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.
Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:
Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.
Importance to Sustainable Tourism:
We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.
No exceptions with quality and equipments:
Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency. Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.
5:1 Client Guide Ratio
We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles.
Why Desire Adventures?
- Exceptional Product Knowledge
- Fair Price and Service Quality Guaranteed
- Guaranteed Departure on each booking
- Ultra-personalized itinerary and Unmatched Flexibility:
- We Maintain 1:5 Guides:clients Ratio