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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK ( US$1245 )

Trip Overview

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING
‘adventure in the heart of world’s tenth highest Mt. Annapurna within picturesque sanctuary’

Highlight of trekking:

“Walking from low warm paddy fields to alpine scenic green hills covered within rich forest Explore Gurung traditional villages of immense culture with age-old heritage and colorful custom Enchanting rhododendron forest regarded as world’s largest natural garden with amazing views Ever present views of Annapurna Himalaya with Machhapuchare Himal (fish tail) on treks Adventure into the heart of Annapurna at base camp within scenic picturesque Sanctuary”

Trip at a Glance:

Trip Mode : Hotel and Lodge (Tea-House) on treks. Trekking Grade : Moderate to Adventurous
Trekking Region : Annapurna Himalaya around Mid West Nepal
People & Culture : Mostly Gurung ethnic tribes of Buddhism religion with interesting old traditional life with colorful cultures.
Lower areas mixed Hindu / Buddhist people of varied custom.
Highest Elevation : 4,130 m / 13,629 ft high at Annapurna Base Camp. Trekking Durations : 08 Nights & 09 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara).
Hours of Walks : From minimum 04 hrs to maximum 06 hrs.
Total Trip : 13 Nights & 14 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Seasons : Nearly all seasons except monsoon times of July to August wet
months. March to May flowering time on hills October to January with clear blue sky (cold morning and night time with chances of snow)

Introduction:

Annapurna Base Camp trekking, a short adventure of little over week duration an amazing walk leads you in the heart of world number tenth mountains which stands above 8,091 m and 26,545 ft high the first eight thousand meter ever climbed by mountaineers late Maurice Herzog and his French team of climbers in 1950’.

A wonderful and scenic adventure where in this world one can walk at the foot of world highest mountains in a short duration of time, Trampling Himalaya Adventures offers you this magnificent country walks to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with a short frame of time and duration.

Travelers with limited holiday vacation in Nepal this will be a perfect trek where walk leads you into beautiful forested areas within traditional farm villages of hill tribes Gurung people of immense Buddhist culture and custom.

Starting from scenic Pokhara then heading high into rolling hills with ever present panorama views of high snow capped peaks of Annapurna and majestic Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peaks as walk leads into

cloud covered woodland of rhododendron and pines trees to follow raging Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp within scenic and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary.

At Annapurna base camp the highest spot of the adventure above 4,130 m high facing array of mountains from Annapurna I with adjoining satellite peaks that surrounds the whole valley within sanctuary and in the comfort of nice lodge and warm hospitality of the locals.

After an enjoyable time at Annapurna base camp our journey leads you on the same route past Chomrong village and then heading over scenic ridges dotted with farm villages and serene woodland to reach at Dhampus with panorama of mountains views.

From Dhampus villages a short drive brings you back at scenic Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lake for last overnight stop around Nepal Mid West and Annapurna Himalaya, after completing a mesmerizing and marvelous walks on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Outline Itinerary

On arrival in Kathmandu meet our staff for transfer to hotel

In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.

Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m distance) of 06 hrs journey (30 min by air).

Drive to Sibai 1,250 m and walk to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) 1,780 m -04 hrs.

Trek to Chomrong village at 2,170m - 06 hrs.

Trek to Dovan 2,600 m via Bamboo 2,310 - 06 hrs.

Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp 3,700 via Deurali 3,200 m - 05 hrs.

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 03 hrs with free afternoon.

Trek back to Bamboo 2,310 m - 06 hrs.

Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) 1,780 m - 05 hrs.

Trek to Tolka 1,640 m via Ghandruk and Landruk villages 1,460 m - 06 hrs.

Trek to Dhampus 1,530 m (04 hrs) then drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 01 hr.

Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.

Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.

Detail Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 1

On arrival in Kathmandu meet our staff for transfer to hotel

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome and greetings and then transfer to your hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city. After checking into your rooms getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, a quiet environment after getting refreshed join at main hall or in lobby where our guide will provide briefing on treks-hotels with necessary information. Evening includes group dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with folk culture program with various dances of Nepal while having your authentic Nepalese dinner with local entertainment.

Day 2

In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.

Morning after hearty breakfast depart from the hotel where our city and tour guide leads you for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu. Although Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient culture and traditional way of life with many world heritage sites to visit of great interest, tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square (old palace courtyard) old Syambhunath Stupa (famous land mark of Nepal and Kathmandu), Bouddhanath Stupa (Little Tibet) with holy Pashupatinath Temple of Hindu religion and then back to hotel with time for trek preparations next early morning.

Day 3

Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m distance) of 06 hrs journey (30 min by air).

Morning after breakfast transfer for the drive to scenic Pokhara, leading you on Nepal’s main busy Highway with exciting views of distant peaks and green landscapes, as drive leads past many farms villages and towns to reach at Pokhara after 5-6 hrs of interesting overland journey. Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya includes majestic Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, due to its twin summits, remains virgin unclimbed peaks of Himalaya region. Besides mountains and rolling green hills treasures calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas where most of the good hotels and international standard restaurants located by the Phewa Lake. (For flying options to Pokhara 30 minutes of short scenic flights from Kathmandu)

Day 4

Drive to Sibai 1,250 m and walk to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) 1,780 m -04 hrs.

After a pleasant stop in Pokhara with marvelous views of Annapurna Himalaya with magnificent Machhapuchare Himal, completing breakfast an exciting drive of few hours beyond Pokhara valley to reach our starting point to Sibai a small farm village. Drive leads past Pokhara valley outskirt with marvelous scenery of Annapurna peaks and farm lands and then reaching much warmer areas of Nayapul town by the road side of Pokhara and Beni highway. From here following Modi River to a nice and lovely village at Bhirethati and beyond to reach by the Modi River at Sibai where our adventure begins heading into farm villages with uphill on stone paved steps to reach at Jhinu Danda with number of nice lodges for overnight stop. Jhinu a small farm village with wonderful views having time for a dip in hot spring nearby which is a mere distance of 30 minutes walks downhill by the Modi River with two large pools steamed with natural hot waters from the spring.

Day 5

Trek to Chomrong village at 2,170m - 06 hrs.

Morning looking over views of hills and mountains a short day walk to Chomrong village for lunch and overnight stop, as walk leads uphill on nice stone paved steps for an hour to the top of Chomrong and with short downhill to reach our destination for overnight halt at Chomrong, populated by Gurung tribe of Buddhism religion and culture. Chomrong the last permanent village and the gateway to Annapurna base camp and sanctuary offering views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Machhapuchare peaks.

Day 6

Trek to Dovan 2,600 m via Bamboo 2,310 - 06 hrs.

Morning walk leads to a river, after crossing a bridge then climb up to Sinuwa danda (ridge) at 2,360 m high, an isolated spot with small shops and few lodges. From here walk into deep forested areas of oaks-rhododendron and pines trees with short steep descend to Bamboo, a small settlement with some lodges within forest of bamboo groves by the raging Modi River. After Bamboo an hour or more climb leads to Dovan for overnight stop situated high above Modi River Gorge houses 2-3 nice lodges for overnight stay.

Day 7

Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp 3,700 via Deurali 3,200 m - 05 hrs.

After a sound and peaceful overnight stop at Dovan with the rhythm flow of Modi River, morning walk enters higher areas within deep forest to reach Himalaya Hotel, located on the bottom of Huichuli peak and near overhanging Cave called Hinko. From here downhill to cross an ablation of old avalanche filled with rocks and moraine, then climb to Deurali. After Deurali with possible lunch stop as walk leads higher on leaving tree lines behind following Modi River upstream all the way to overnight stop at Machhapuchare base camp above 3,700 m high, located beneath high peaks of Machhapuchare Himal North Face.

Day 8

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 03 hrs with free afternoon.

Our walk finally leads to our main destination at Annapurna base camp within picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary, where morning trek starts into sanctuary from MBC heading higher areas with short climb of few hours to enter into scenic spot at sanctuary enclosed by amphitheatre of peaks. After few hours of nice and scenic walk reaching our highest point of the adventure at Annapurna base camp with 4,130 m high, the only place in Himalaya with comfort of nice and cozy lodge to stay, with free afternoon to relax and enjoy views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m- 23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretches up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peaks or Singu Chuli.

Day 9

Trek back to Bamboo 2,310 m - 06 hrs.

After a fabulous moment and time at base camp with superb views of mountains, then retrace the walk downhill back into tree lines with few short ups to reach Bamboo for overnight stop.

Day 10

Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) 1,780 m - 05 hrs.

From Bamboo walk leads on leaving the gorge and Modi River behind with a climb to Khuldi-Ghar and into forested areas, a short gradual walk leads to Sinuwa danda, from here downhill to Chomrong River, with an hour climb on stone steps to Chomrong for possible lunch break. After Chomrong a short climb to reach a top ridge and then our route change taking an alternative trail to reach Pokhara, where a short downhill brings you Jhinu village for overnight stop, located on a ridge top, a short walk downhill reaches you at hot-spring by the Modi River for refreshing dip in warm natural spring pools.

Day 11

Trek to Tolka 1,640 m via Ghandruk and Landruk villages 1,460 m - 06 hrs.

With morning grand views walk is pleasant into cool shade of woodland with downhill to reach at Modi River near another New Bridge / Nayapul and then an hour climb to another large Gurung village of Landruk, where walks gets gentle on winding trail with short uphill to reach at Tolka for overnight stop with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks.

Day 12

Trek to Dhampus 1,530 m (04 hrs) then drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 01 hr.

Our last day walks of the adventure leads down into farm fields past small villages of Nayapul / New Bridge after crossing over Modi River a moderate walk on winding path with short climb to Landruk village as walk continues for a while to reach on top Pritam Deurali overlooking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with dramatic scenery of landscapes then on downhill trail to Potana with views of peaks and then ending our last day trek at Dhampus village. Dhampus village located on a high ridge offering incredible panorama of snow capped mountain range, from here our walks completes with a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara by the Phewa lake side.

Day 13

Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.

Morning transfer into a vehicles either by car-coach or in tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for overland journey back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 14

Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.

Last day in the country of high and beautiful Himalayas as per your international flight transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to next port of call after a wonderful and mesmerizing time on Annapurna Base Camp trekking with grand service of Tramping Himalaya Adventures.

Useful information before joining this trip

Equipment List

Correct Clothing & Equipments are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel with us.

FOOTWEAR

» RUNNING SHOES » : 1 pair for casual Comfortable support shoes wear on lighter walking days.

» LIGHT HIKING BOOTS » : 1 pair of sturdy hiking boots in which you should wear a light synthetic sock under a warm heavy sock comfortably, either wool or synthetic. Sole should be flexible but still provide enough support for your feet. Boots should be very water repellent.

» HIKING GAITERS (Optional) » : 1 pair keeps rocks out of shoes and boots dry in case of precipitation. Optional if trekking pants are worn.

» WOOL SOCKS » : 3 pair heavyweight wool socks to be worn over the liner socks. When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots. Remember to keep one fresh, dry pair of socks available at all times. Socks with padded shins are especially nice with boots.

» LINER SOCKS » : 3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

CLOTHING

» LIGHTWEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR » : 2 pair, tops & bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No Cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder). Zip-T-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One set of white for intense sunny days and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility.

» LIGHT TREKKING PANTS » : Lightweight nylon pants designed to be used while trekking. They are extremely air permeable, dry quickly and provide sun protection. Zip-off lower leg sections are convenient for switching to shorts.

» T-SHIRTS » : Lightweight crew style t-shirt that wicks away moisture. Shirt can be made of any synthetic material.

» BANDANA » : Bring bandanas for face masks and other tasks.

» SYNTHETIC/SOFT SHELL JACKET » : A full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pullover.

» INSULTED DOWN-JACKET » : Medium to heavy weight with hood.

» HARD SHELL JACKET WITH HOOD » : We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain.

» HARD SHALL PANTS » : Waterproof, breathable. Any side zipper length is fine as long as you can get them over your boots.

HANDWEAR

» FLEECE/SOFT SHELL GLOVES » : 1 pair. A heavier fleece will do a better job of keeping hands warmer when wet than lighter polypropylene or Capilene.

» SHELL GLOVES WITH INSULATION » : 1 pair. Insulation does not need to be removable. A good quality ski glove is sufficient.

HEADWEAR

» HEADLAMP & SPARE BATTRIES » : A good quality climber’s headlamp. For use at night, bring extra batteries!

» SUN HAT » : The sun can be intense at high altitude. A hat with a good visor provides protection for the nose and eyes. Baseball hats work well. A Buff is recommended to reduce the amount of dust inhaled while trekking and reduces the chance of infection.

» NECK GAITER OR BUFF » : Buff is preferred for covering the face and preventing sickness.

» GLACIER GLASSES » : 100% UV, IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use, must have side covers, leashes, and a nose guard is particularly helpful. No more than 8% light transmission. If you wear contact lenses we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses—it is a good idea to have these with “photo-gray” or equivalent light-sensitive material so they can double as emergency sunglasses. If you wear glasses we recommend prescription glacier glasses (gray or amber). Talk to your eye care professional to find out where prescription glacier glasses are available. Regular sunglasses are not dark enough and do not provide any side protection from the sun.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

» SLEEPING BAG » : High quality with hood to at least - 10 Degree, Down is lighter and less bulky, but more expensive than synthetics. (Company provide you sleeping bag for this trek)

» BACKPACK » : A day pack big enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing. 3,000cu.in. max

» ADJUSTABLE 3 SECTION TREKKING POLES » : Optional

» WATER TREATMENT TABLETS » : Iodine or Chloride Dioxide tablets. A small bottle or multi pack is sufficient. Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste. Chloride Dioxide formulas will not discolor water

» WATER BOTTLES » : 2 Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 Litre capacity per bottle. No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill.

» PEE BOTTLE (Optional) » : but very useful.

» PEE FUNNEL FOR WOMEN (Optional) » : Lightweight urinary director. (For minimal undressing for discreet use)

» SUNSCREEN » : SPF 30 or better, 2 small tubes. Make sure that the sun screen is not older than 6 months. Sunscreen older than six months loses half of its SPF rating.

» HAND/FOOT WARMERS (Optional) » : Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

» LIP SCREEN » : SPF 30 or better, at least 2 sticks. Not older than 6 months.

» MP3 PLAYER (Optional) » : Flash memory only players since hard drive players do not work at high altitude (above 13,000ft). Chargers can be used at several lodges along the way.

TRAVELING

» LARGE DUFFLE BAG WITH TRAVEL LOCKS » : 1 for transporting and storing gear. These bags are needed to transport your clothing.

» PLASTIC BAGS (5) » : For lining stuff sacks & pack to keep gear dry. Trash compactor bags work best.

» TRAVEL CLOTHES » : You will need street/casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.

» TOILETRY BAG » : Include toilet paper, soap, towel, and toothbrush, Wet wipes 1-2 per day and hand sanitizer: Hand moisturizer.

FIRST AID

» PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT (small and simple) » : Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids.

» DRUGS/MEDICATIONS/PRESCRIPTIONS » : Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for traveler’s diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.

Our Effort

Our trek is managed by a team of professionally trained leader/guide who are responsible for all aspects of operation of the trek. We will make every effort to keep the treks as the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and health conditions of the member of the trekking team can be a factor compelling us to change the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs accordingly, but please be prepared to be flexible when if it is necessary.

Please note that the flights to and from Lukla are heavily dependent on weather conditions and, delays can occur. So we always recommend you to have one/two additional nights in Kathmandu after your Everest base camp trek which would ensure you that there is no impact on your international flight even if your trip delays due to the flight problem. If everything runs smoothly as per the plan, you can use these days for city tours, Bunjee jumping or River rafting as per your interest.

Trekking Group

Nepal has abundance of offers to establish it as a round the year travel destination. Based on this fact, many international tourists are indeed incorporating Nepal in their wishful travel itinerary. For this Everest Base Camp trek, in our trekking group there will be one trek leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers but we provide one assistant guide as per group size. Generally in our group the minimum number of tourist will be two and the maximum group size is ten. For single traveler, we organize the trip with single supplement. We saying 10 people are our maximum pax for the trek doesn't mean we are not operating more than 11 persons, we do it on request. However it is good to keep the limit group size which means we can provide a best services and personal take care to our valuable clients during their trip with us.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Trekkers who are making their plan to travel in the Himalaya, most require three basic components of preparation - aerobic, strength, and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will trekking in thin air, up to 50% less than at sea level. With good aerobic conditioning you will be able to minimizing the potential effects of Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). Hiking for at least two hours per day with some weight on your back is the best way to prepare yourself for trekking. Running, cycling (outdoor or stationary), Nordic track, hill climbing, or any exercise that gets your heart rate into the aerobic range for sustained periods of time.

Every day you will walk in the Himalaya around 4 to 7 hrs and reaches at highest place to 5550m/18204 feet. So, health is a most essential part for your adventure travel. Tramping Himalaya Adventures most require your medical fitness certificate prior to your booking. Before the trip booking with us we suggest to consult with your Medical Doctor and in his/her references go for your trip booking process.

Trekking in the Himalayas is a relatively safe activity and mishaps or problems are usually minor. However, unpleasant things can occur on a long trek. You might have a bout of mild illness, not sleep as well as usual, find the trek pace too fast or slow - any number of things might be annoying or stressful during some part of your trek. Before you leave for Nepal, or for any foreign destination for that matter, think about the journey as more than just a quest to reach a destination. Try to imagine your trip as an opportunity to experience whatever happens as an essential part of the journey. It doesn't matter so much whether you actually reach Everest Base Camp. You should be prepared to find joy and fulfillment in all the moments of your trip, including the less pleasant ones that you hadn't expected. Preparing to keep a very positive frame of mind throughout your trip, along with good physical conditioning, will insure that you are ready to experience all the wonders of Nepal.

Our Trek Leaders and Staffs

Your Trek Leader's role is to ensure all aspects of the trip run smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, advice on how to fill your free time and co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour - although occasionally he may need your understanding if things do not go according to plan. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right.

We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking. Tramping Himalaya trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.

Our Experience

Tramping Himalaya has been operating in the Himalaya for over 15 years and specializes in responsible travel. We offer small group adventure expeditions to Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and the Indian Himalaya. Our unrivalled itineraries reflect our long experience in the region. All our treks are accompanied by a highly experienced local leader ensuring safe acclimatization at every stage. You can hike, mountaineer and climb your way through the homeland of the adventure holiday.

Tramping Himalaya is one of the world's leading adventure travel company offering hundred of itineraries on this continent for small group active adventures and expeditions, walking tours and cultural journeys. The company has been operating trekking and adventure travel holidays and vacations since 1992. Each itinerary has several scheduled departure dates throughout the whole year.

Our all-inclusive, no hidden extras pricing policy combined with longer, creative itineraries and the use of quality ground services attracts people who have high expectations of their travel experiences.

Acclimatization

We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Diamox (Acetazolamide) allows you to breathe faster so that you metabolize more oxygen, thereby minimizing the symptoms caused by poor oxygenation. This is especially helpful at night when respiratory drive is decreased. Since it takes a while for Diamox to have an effect, it is advisable to start taking it 24 hours before you go to altitude and continue for at least five days at higher altitude. The recommendation of the Himalayan Rescue Association Medical Clinic is 125 mg. twice a day (morning and night). (The standard dose was 250 mg., but their research showed no difference for most people with the lower dose, although some individuals may need 250 mg.) Possible side effects include tingling of the lips and finger tips, blurring of vision, and alteration of taste. These side effects may be reduced with the 125 mg. dose. Side effects subside when the drug is stopped. Contact your physician for a prescription. Since Diamox is a sulfonamide drug, people who are allergic to sulfa drugs should not take Diamox. Diamox has also been known to cause severe allergic reactions to people with no previous history of Diamox or sulfa allergies. Frank Hubbell of SOLO recommends a trial course of the drug before going to a remote location where a severe allergic reaction could prove difficult to treat.

Travel Insurance

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in the hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing.

If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. Tramping Himalaya Adventures have an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

Climate and Weather

The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degree C to -15 degree C.

Passport and Visa Requirements

All foreigners require a visa for entry into Nepal (except Indian nationals). It is your responsibility to obtain the entry visa.Visas can be obtained from the Nepalese embassy prior to travel or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and various international border crossings between Nepal and its neighbors.Make the visa process easier a passport-sized photograph for immigration and having the correct USD cash is required-please bring this in your hand luggage. In addition, trip in Nepal requires photos for the various permits. Please bring a total of 3 photographs.

If you plan to obtain your visa in your country, you can download the application form from the website at:www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Permits and fees

In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. Incase of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.

Health and Fitness for trekker

We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.

Meals and Accommodation

In Kathmandu we use deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charge US$200.

While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses which are basic structures, generally with shared facilities but very comfortable. In some guesthouses, showers are available; where there are no showers; there are private facilities in which you can sponge bath.

Price

us$1245

Cost-Included:

  • Pick Up : Welcomes you with garland of flower in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to your hotel by our representative
  • Domestic Drop/Pick Up : Kathmandu Domestic Airport drop & pick up as flight indicated in itinerary
  • Drop to Airport : By means of appropriate private vehicle, with our airport representative, last minute transfer to airport after trip for onward journey

Cost-Excluded:

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Lunch & Dinner in KTM : Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu is excluded (Except welcome & fare well dinner)
  • Drinking Water : Drinking water is not included in the trip price

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Review

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will be a long day walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here the route follow the down hill path leading back to Syauli Bazaar. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River until Birethanthi and an easy trek to Nayapul. Our adventure ends here and we drive back to Pokhara for the overnight.

Thomas Becker

Managing Director
12/05/2016

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will be a long day walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here the route follow the down hill path leading back to Syauli Bazaar. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River until Birethanthi and an easy trek to Nayapul. Our adventure ends here and we drive back to Pokhara for the overnight.

Suresh Tamang

Student,BridgeWater Internationjal
02/02/2016

FAQ

Trekking in Himalaya means uphill and downhill walking in remote part. So your health and physical fitness plays the vital role for completing this trek. If your level of fitness is good and your health is excellent, you can join this trek even you never done trekking in the high Himalayan region.
Credit cards are not accepted in during your trekking period so you have to use only Nepalese Rupees cash. In Kathmandu and other major cities modern banking facilities are available.
Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa. Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy Return flight tickets Insurance coverage policy Cash and Traveler’s Checks, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts. Bring a pen and a diary
The teahouse accepts Nepalese currency so you must have enough Nepalese currency with you.
You can get money exchange at your hotel or we will recommend you the better place where you get good exchanging rates. So once you are here in Kathmandu consult with your dealing manager for money exchange.
Nepal Immigration accepts US dollars only for visa. Please bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs
In the tea house trekking arrangement, they will provide private rooms. And most of the places, the bathrooms are shared and running water facility.
Most of the tea houses we get electricity facility in during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices.
No there is not any extra fees charges during the trek.
If you need to purchase some gear or supplies you can get it in Thamel area in Kathmandu. In Thamel you can get different international brand as well as local brand.
Our airport representative will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport holding your name so find your name at the arrival gate of the airport.
In Tea House trek you will served a variety of local foods including such items as Tibetan fried bread, soups, momo’s (steamed dumplings), daal- bhat (lentils and rice), tarkari (steamed, fried, or curried vegetables), potatoes (prepared in dozens of ways), pastas and even a version of pizza. Meats are rarely eaten although you may have canned tuna or sardines and the occasional yak stew. Breakfasts typically consist of eggs (prepared in many ways), hot porridge, muesli, toast, peanut butter and honey.
A backpack (also called rucksack, knapsack, packsack, and pack) is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders.
It is difficult to wash your clothes in during your trekking period.
Bring Diamox (altitude sickness medicine) and your personal medication with you.
A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trekking we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if you inform us prior enough time to manage extra day/s trekking.
The weight limit for the trek is 15kgs/33 pounds (LBS) 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.

Trip Details

Trip Length 15 days
Activities Trekking, Sightseeing
Difficulty Moderate to Strenuous
Max Elevation 4,130m/13,549ft at base camp
Trek/Tours Style Teahouse
Meal Full board on trek
Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
Transportation Tourist bus/Private vehicle
Best Month Mar - May & Sept - Nov
Group Size 2 - 12 Persons

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