The once in a lifetime experience of climbing 3 peaks in the Khumbu region of Nepal might sound like a dream to some. Nevertheless, walking amidst the mountain massif, indulging with the locals and climbing the 3 famous peaks are not far from all the enthusiastic climbers. The 3 peaks include the glorious Mera Peak standing tall at 6476m, Island Peak at 6189m and Mt. Pokalde at 5806m. We start our journey in Lukla from where we descend to Chutanga and spend the night there. From Chutanga we walk to Chetarwa, Kote, Tagnag and Khare before finally reaching the Base Camp for our first peak; Mera. After climbing Mera, we cross the glorious Ambulapcha Pass at 5845m and climb Island Peak. From here, we get back to Chukkung and climb the 3rd mountain; Pokalde. After summiting Pokalde, we hike up to Lobuche, trek to Everest Base Camp and walk back via the popular trekking route through Periche, Namche and Lukla where we catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The entire trek takes 25 days where you can climb 3 peaks, make it to the Everest Base Camp and cross one of the most popular pass in the Khumbu region. The package is perfect for you if you are a motivational climber seeking to climb in some of the best mountains in Nepal all under a month.
- Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Welcome & Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at one of the typical Nepalese local restaurant
- All meals during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
- Necessary group climbing gears (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar)
- Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport taxes and transfer
- Everest National Park Permit & TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) permit
- Special Climbing Permit
- One experienced Climbing guide (English speaking, first aid trained, trained & licensed from Nepal Mountaineering Association- Rock climbing and mountaineering trained)
- Required Porters
- Tent and mattress
- Rescue arrangement (Your insurance should cover the cost)
- First Aid service (Basic)
- Purified and medicated safe drinking water during the trek
- Sleeping bag and down jacket
- Official duffel bag, map and T-Shirt
- Oximeter - To determine your normal oxygen range
- Adventure certificate after the completion the trip
- All necessary Gov. Taxes and service charges
- Nepal Visa (USD25 for 15 days and USD40 for 30 days)
- Your meals at Kathmandu, except breakfast and provided dinner
- Beverages on the trip
- Travel insurance
- Personal climbing gear (rope, ice axe, crampons, boots, helmet etc)
- Personal nature expenses
- Tips to the staff
- Any extending trips
Namaste and welcome to the land of the Himalayas. Our team member will be at the airport with a board with your name on it. After dropping you off at your respective hotel, you will freshen up and visit us at our office in Thamel to further discuss on the climb. You will also meet your climbing Sherpas and guides provided by us to help you during the climb. You can discuss and brainstorm further on the expedition. Later, we will host a Nepali dinner for you in a well known Local restaurant. You will be served with a typical Nepali cuisine and get introduced to our culture and heritage. Night will be spent at the hotel.
The quickest way to reach Khumbu is through flight which operated everyday in the morning. On the start of trek, our guide will pick us up from the airport and take us to the airport. We board on the plane to Lukla and thus start our climbing/trekking adventure. We will fly from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. The flight will be 40-45 minutes during which we will be able to see the glorious mountains and the valley from up above. Upon landing in Lukla we will start our trek towards Chutanga. From Lukla we descend down to Nangbu and finally reach Chutanga and spend the night here.
On the second day of our expedition, we will descend down to Zatrwa La at 4610m from Chutanga. Zatrwa La is a pass connecting two passages; one to Thuli Kharka and the other to Chetarwa. We will take the route on the left that traverses to Chetarwa. We pass the prayer flags and Manis which will welcome us to the region. The pass usually doesn’t need any crampons or fixed ropes. Nevertheless, it can get slippery as snow starts to build up during winter. The night will be spent at Chetarwa.
We rise up early morning to embrace the view and on clear sunny days we can also see the pass we left behind. After enjoying our breakfast with a view, we ascend towards Kote. Kote lies at Hinku Valley in an elevation of 3691m. The trail is steep and narrow followed by a river. Nonetheless, the rhododendron and moss-covered pines accompany us through the forest as we reach Kote (also known as Ghotey). Overnight at Kote.
After breakfast in Kote, we move towards our destination for today. Tagnag is a small settlement recently gaining its popularity among trekkers and climbers who pass through Mera. From Kote, the forest disappears after some time and the path becomes wider. Walking along the west of Hinku Khola (river) we ascend towards our destination for today. Upon walking for about 4 hours we reach the small settlement of Tagnag. Overnight at Tagnag.
Today will be our rest day. It is very important to acclimatize during the entire expedition as we ascend further up. Thus, our rest day will actually turn into a day of hiking and exploring around the Tagnag settlement. Acclimatization can cause serious injuries or even cause fatality. We need to adapt to the elevation and let our body get used to the surrounding. Thus, we can visit the ridges near the settlement to view the spectacular view from here to warm up our bodies and also enjoy. Overnight at Tagnag.
After acclimatizing, we leave Tangnag and move towards our destination for today. Khare is also considered as the old Base Camp of Mera since the view is magnificent from here the walk from Tangnag to Khare is relatively easy with alluring view surrounding us as a backdrop. From Tagnag we will ascend and walk along the Dig Glacier and Dig Kharka until reaching Khare Camp. We can enjoy the view of Mera Peak and Kusum Kangru. Overnight at Khare
As we will be at an elevation of above 5000m, it is essential for us to get used to the altitude and acclimatize our body and mind to stop from any kind of disruption. Thus, we will have another rest day at Khare Camp. Since we are so close to the peak, we will walk the Mera La Pass today to get the feel of the summit walk. The view of the mountains is mesmerizing as we walk along the rocky trails covered in snow (depending on the season, the path might be perilous. Thus, guidance will be of uttermost importance). Walking back, we will have a difficult descend back to Khare Camp as the path will be treacherous. Overnight at Khare.
From today, we will finally start ascending towards the Mera climb. Walking the same path as we walked yesterday, we reach the Mera Glacier following the Mera La Pass. The view from the pass is simply rewarding. We make a short descent to set up our camp and then set off to attend the ice climbing training provided by the climbing guide. The trail is rock- strewn for about two hours, which gets a bit risky in case of recent snow due to the presence of a number of crevasses. We set our tents and spend the night at High Camp.
Today will be our 1st summit. From high camp we start early, when the light has still not entered through the mountains we start climbing up the mountain. We ascend towards the summit with our crampons and ropes. The route is not very technical and we can easily ascend it. After a short steep slope we finally reach the summit. The first sunray hits the land through the mountains and the view is truly mystical. After enjoying our time at Mera we descend down to the Base Camp and start our journey towards the second mountain Island Peak via Ambulapcha. Overnight at Base Camp.
After the thrilling experience of accomplishing the Mera expedition, we move towards our second destination, Island Peak. But before reaching the Base Camp we will have to cross the famous Ambulapcha Pass. Kongme Dingma is a small campsite situated at the foothills of glaciers and just towards the Honku Khola (river). From the Mera Base Camp we move towards the Kongme Dingma situated at the foothills of the Ambhulapcha Pass. We can get the view of the several lakes formed by the glaciers and also of the many unnamed peaks reaching high up towards the sky. We will finally feel like we are in the Himalayas at this point. We would also request you to be flexible with the camp and cooperate with your guide. Overnight at Kongme Dingma.
The Ambulapcha Pass is more technical compared to Mera Peak. If necessary, we will have to fix a rope to pass Ambulapcha. Nevertheless, before even crossing the Pass to summit the Island Peak, we will be camping along the Hinku Khola (River) overlooking the Hinku Glacier. The Hinku valley area is remote and supports only camping because of the extreme conditions. After ascending to our campsite, we will spend the night in the Camp and prepare to cross the pass tomorrow.
Early in the morning, we settle our tent and head towards the Ambulapcha La Pass. Infamous for its technical difficulty, we will use fixed rope to cross the pass whenever necessary. Ascending towards the pass, the Hinku valley looks magnificent with its mountain massif and glaciers that provides us as a backdrop to our journey. Finally, we will cross the pass and overlooking the Ambulapcha Glacier we will head west towards the Island Peak Base Camp. Considered as one of the most climbed peaks of Nepal Island Peak earns its name from the view from Dingboche where it clearly stands out as an island amidst layers of ice. Island Peak is located in the North of the Imja valley in the Khumbu region and is the 2nd climb of our expedition. Upon reaching the Base Camp we can enjoy the view and prepare for the upcoming days.
From Island Peak Base Camp to High Camp is a 5520m altitude difference. Most climbers opt to stay at Base camp and attempt to climb Island peak in a day. But we will take our time and spend a day in Base Camp and one more day in the High camp juts to get used to the surrounding and acclimatize properly. With Lhotse Glacier on our West and Lhotse Shar on our east, the trail moves up for several hundred meters until we will finally reach the narrow steep climb if the High Camp which welcomes us with the view of various glory mountains. Overnight at High Camp.
On this day, we will finally reach the Island peak Summit. From high Camp, we start ascending early in the morning to avoid traffic or any other kind of disturbance. From the High Camp, it is a straight forward rocky ascend with short steps, crevasses, glaciers and icy slopes which are inclined towards the summit. The summit is on a small sloppy area and upon finally on reaching the summit we can get a view of the alluring mountains like Lhotse, Middle Peak, Lhotse Star, Nuptse, Makalu and Ama Dablam. After enjoying the captivating beauty of the Himalayas we head back down to Chukkung, returning to High Camp, Base Camp and taking the west route to Chukkung.
Along the south side of the Lhotse Nup Glacier lays the small settlement of Chukkung at 4730m. Chukkung is a lodge village several trekkers and climbers pass through. We will be spending a day acclimatizing and prepping ourselves for the last climb of the expedition towards Pokalde. On our rest day, we can either choose to rest our body or hike around and explore the area while also being acclimatized to the elevation. We can spend the day exploring Chukkung with its magnificent Himalayas surrounding. Overnight at Chukkung.
Pokalde is situated 12kms south from Everest. Climbing Pokalde with or without climbing gears depends on various factors such as weather conditions. Nevertheless, we will stay on the safe side and carry all our climbing gears with us. From Chhukhung we walk towards the Pokalde Base Camp with Ama Dablam Glacier on our west. From the Base Camp, Pokalde is only about 650m away. We might face some loose rocks and some slippery steps due to bad weather in which case we will be using ropes to climb the Peak. Nevertheless, today we will spend the night at the Base Camp.
From the Base Camp we will ascend towards the High Camp today. Our first encounter will be crossing the Kongma La Pass from where we can enjoy the view of the various mountain vistas. After crossing the path, we will walk further along the basin of the lakes which are frozen due to the immense cold. The view of the Pokalde Peak from the high pass is truly beautiful which is enjoyed by us until we reach the High Camp. Overnight at high Camp.
Being the last climb in the expedition, we will leave High camp early in the morning to summit Pokalde. From the High Camp, we walk towards the Summit which some rocky trails which might be difficult to climb. Pokalde stands proud at 5693m, surrounded by other glorious mountains such as Cholatse, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. After the successful ascend, we will enjoy our time there and get back to the Base Camp where we will spend the night.
After the successful summit of all three climbs, we will now explore more of the Khumbu region, heading towards the Everest Base Camp. Everest Base camp is visited by hundreds of national and international tourists every year. From Pokalde Base Camp, our destination for today will be Lobuche. We walk along the Konga Glacier and after crossing the famous Khumbu Glacier we will reach Lobuche. Lobuche is a famous settlement amidst the trekkers and climbers for being a center point for rest days. The Lobuche west and Lobuche east are also climbed by mountaineers. Overnight at Lobuche.
Today we will reach the Everest Base Camp. From Lobuche we will walk along the Lobuche Glacier on the west and Khumbu Glacier on the east. Crossing the Pyramid (an Italian Research Center) and the Lobuche Pass, we will we will head towards Lake Camp from where we take the route that takes us to the Everest Base Camp. Guided by prayer flags we will finally reach the Base Camp at 5364m. The view is magnificent with many tents settled down by the climbers and trekkers. We will head back to Gorak Shep after enjoying the accomplishment in the Everest Base Camp. Overnight at Gorak Shep.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will head down towards Pheriche today. The walk will be long as we will cross various glaciers, settlements, passes and mountain peaks. After enjoying the sun rays we start walking back and retrace the path to Pheriche coming down to Lobuche, Thokla and finally reaching Pheriche where we will spend the night.
From Periche we will aim to reach Namche today. Heading down from Pheriche, we will cross the stone wall, Pheriche Pass and head towards Orso. From Orso the trail is quite easy till Pangboche. From Pangboche the trail drops to the riverside to cross the Imja River at Phungi Thenga. We enjoy the water driven prayer wheels as we leave Phungi Thenga and walk towards the village of Khyangjuma. Walking down from Khyangjuma, we get the view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche and Thamserku. Walking along the view as a backdrop we finally reach Namche where we will spend the night. Namche also has various communication facilities. Thus, we can also talk to our friends and family. Overnight at Namche.
From Namche we will walk down to Lukla which will be around 7-8 hours of walking. After enjoying the last view of Mt. Everest on the way to Larja Dobhan, we will walk down to this settlement and towards Monjo. Getting out of the Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Gate we walk towards Monjo. Cross the bridge over the Monjo Khola, we walk amidst the Rhododendron and Magnolia Forest along the Bhote Khosi River. From here, we walk down to Phadking, Nurning, and Chheplung and finally reach Lukla. Since the establishment of Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, the village has been a gateway to the many trekkers and climbers visiting the Khumbu region every year. After reaching Lukla we will rest for a while and prepare to fly to Kathmandu today.
We will fly back to the capital city today. After packing, we will board on the plane and bid farewell to the Khumbu region. From Lukla, it is a 40-45 minute flight back to Kathmandu and during the flight, we can enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains. Back in Kathmandu we will be escorted to our Hotel by the team representative where you can either choose to rest and reminiscence the adventure you had or go out and explore the city of Kathmandu as well as buy souvenirs. Overnight at Kathmandu.
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*The information provided in the company website is written regarding the safety and well being of the travelers. Nevertheless, we cannot entirely depend on the information as we should think ahead and do our personal research too. We all have different taste and different preference. Thus, while booking your trip from anywhere, it is advisable to communicate with your correspondence regarding any concerns you might have. Here is a list of information on Accommodation, Food, Weather, AMS, Communication Facilities, VISA information, Transportation, Safety, Heath and Insurance. We also provide Gear List to make packing for the Himalayas easier for you.
- Trekking/ Climbing in the Khumbu region
Everest is climbed and trekkers every year by hundreds of travel enthusiasts. It has become the epitome of treks in Nepal. Considered to be fairly technical, the mountain cliffs around the Sagarmatha Region are also climbed by several climbers. The EBC trek can be done by anyone who has a basic level of fitness and trekking knowledge. Nevertheless, climbing peaks like Mera and Island requires technical and mountaineering knowledge no matter the level of difficulty. It is also preferred to have prior climbing experience to avoid hassle. The trek is a lot of up and down hill walk. The oxygen level in the air decreases with the increase in altitude, making it difficult for trekkers to adjust to the thinning air. Therefore, we suggest slow and steady climb instead of rushing to the destination. Take rest, when tired and stand to rest than sit. Protect yourself from intense sun, wind and cold by dressing up in layers, using sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and scarf. Also, make sure to put on your layers as soon as you reach the shaded areas, if you have taken them off.
The Everest Base Camp trekking is not possible without TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park permit. 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. We would request you to cooperate with your trekking guide and Sherpas’ as they have prior knowledge regarding the area.
*Leaving a tip for the service providers like guides, porters, drivers and waiters, although is not mandatory, it is appreciated.
- Climate, Geography and AMS
The climate of Nepal varies according to the elevation. The humid, tropical Terai receives the most monsoonal rain and records the country’s highest temperature. The lower hills (900-2,700meters), including Kathmandu Valley are sub-tropical, with hot summer and moderate winters with only the occasional frost. The higher hills (2,700-4,000 meters) are temperate as the hills get plenty of rain, fog and frost. Above 4,000meters, the mountains have cooler, drier alpine climate and daily temperatures vary wildly depending on sunshine, wind and altitude. Thus the best travel seasons are Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November).
Acute Mountain Sickness occurs when the body is not adapted to the elevation due to the lack of oxygen in the air. This causes dizziness, nausea, headaches, and shortness of breath. This sickness is a physical condition that occurs in higher elevation due to change in air pressure causing nausea, diarrhea, fever and loss of appetite or even fatal death. Everest Base Camp lies at an altitude of 5364m, trekkers might still anticipate problems of altitude sickness. In such cases, your team leader will make the arrangements for you to hike down, instead of continuing further. We request you to be flexible and follow the instruction of the team leader. It is also good to have physical and mental preparation before opting for the trek. No major technical skill is required to plan Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal. However, prior hiking or camping experiences will definitely be considered as a plus point. Also, a few weeks of regular exercises like jogging, running, swimming, cycling, uphill climbing is highly recommended to build the required stamina, before the trip.
- Accommodation and food
This covers Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch and tea/coffee during the trek, breakfast in Kathmandu and two complimentary dinners (Welcome and Farewell dinners) in Kathmandu. However, for the remaining meals, the team leaders will suggest you some of the best and popular eateries in the area, allowing you the flexibility to decide as per your taste and budget. Typical Nepali food will be served for welcome dinner; breakfast in Kathmandu will be as per the hotel/ teahouse menu. Since, food is the major part of this trekking adventure; our guides will make sure that they are freshly prepared using fresh local ingredients and are in good portions. Soft drinks and light snacks are not included in the package, but can be purchased at tea house.
In Kathmandu, your accommodation is arranged in tourist standard hotels, whereas during the trek guest house/teahouse/lodges are the available accommodation options. Nevertheless, you can choose your own accommodation while staying in Kathmandu according to your preference and we will customize it accordingly. 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; however, for single supplements, extra charges will be applicable. In the Khumbu region, guest houses with restaurant are known as tea houses. The rooms are very basic with basic furniture and most of them only feature two beds, pillows and blankets, but are very cozy. 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 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. At higher altitude, some tea houses might also allow you to charge your appliances, but at extra cost.
- Communication/ Transportation facilities
There are local vehicles and Taxi service available in Kathmandu. Your travel to/from the airport will be on a personal transportation whereas to/from Lukla will be on a domestic airlines.
- and internet services are available at almost all the night stops. Hotels in Kathmandu provide free internet service, whereas the accommodation during the trek do not provide free internet service, but can be used by paying certain extra dollars. To be in a regular contact with your group, the team leaders are provided with a cellular phone from the company, which can be used by any member of the group in case of emergencies. Or, you can buy and use a local SIM card that is prepaid phone cards (requires 2 passport sized photos and passport visa copy to purchase the SIM card), and use it during your stay in Nepal.
- Health and Insurance
The treks demand excellent stamina, and the best health conditions as most of the days require 6-8 hours walk. Therefore, we suggest you get a physical examination at east 4-6 weeks prior to the trek and seek advice, medication as well as the permission from your doctor, before the trip. We also recommend you take expert guidance from your local General Practitioner with expertise in altitude illness and travel medicines. Please get screened for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, anemia, ulcer disease, cardiovascular disease and lung related problems. Any person with a strong family history or over the age of 40 should make cardiovascular risk assessment. Getting a good dental checkup and identifying medicines that you are allergic to are a must. Make sure you are immunized and vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, varicella, Hemophilus influenza type b infection, Hepatitis A and B Typhoid, rabies, yellow fever, cholera, meningococcal disease and encephalitis. In the absence of GP, please seek advice from travel clinics.
Please carry your health insurance documents along with your regular personal medicines along with a First Aid kit. Also add blister kit, sunscreen, bandages, insect repellent containing DEET, topical 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, bring Asthma inhaler. Kindly inform us regarding your present health condition, medical situation, preceding illness and the medicines you are taking, so that we can get prepared for emergencies.
Most of the general hospitals and private clinics are available in Kathmandu, therefore, finding a good medical facility isn’t difficult in the capital. However, the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) operates aid posts in Pheriche (Khumbu) managed by expatriate physicians, during the peak trekking seasons. With an aim to reduce the deaths among trekkers, it provides free advices to trekkers on altitude sickness, equipments and the condition of the trekking routes.
- Solo Travelers:
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 to save money. However, if you are not comfortable joining our existing group, we can definitely make the arrangement for you to travel solo (cost will be comparatively higher than travelling in a group).
Maximum 10, Average 5, Minimum 2
- VISA Information
All foreign nationals (except Indians and Chinese) require a visa to enter Nepal. Therefore, we request you arrange visas before you travel. 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, Visa fees in US dollars and your passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the trip. 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)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees:
Transit visa (3 days) Free of cost
Multiple entry (15 days) 25 USD or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry (30 days) 40 USD or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry (90 days) 100 USD or equivalent convertible currency
(For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.
Tel: 00977-1-00977-1 422199 / 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868.
Personal climbing gear – Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Tape Slings (2), Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock), Descender/Abseil Device, Plastic Mountaineering Boots, Ascender, Helmet (optional)
*can be rented in Kathmandu
Group Climbing Gears – Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Rope, and Ice Screw
*can be provided by the company for use
Head- Hat (with a wide brim), Sunglasses (with UV protection), Sunscreen lotion and Lip balm.
Upper body- T-shirts (2), light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket and pullover, Fleece wind-stopper jacket (Optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest/jacket(included)
Hands - Lightweight gloves, heavy-weight gloves/mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body - Underwear (4), hiking shorts (2), lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants, waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet - Thin, light-wear inner socks (4), thick, warm wool hiking socks (4), hiking boots with spare laces, camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals), gaiters (only for winter)
Accessories - Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (included), headlamp with spare bulb and batteries, small padlock or combination lock, basic first aid kit, large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag), day pack, water bottles (2), hiking pole/walking sticks, small ear plugs
Toiletries – Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, small wash towel
Extras - Cameras with extra batteries and cards, binoculars, light balaclava or warm fleece hat, reading books, trip map/guide book, journal & pen, iPod & travel games (like cards, chess, backgammon)
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