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17 Days Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes Trek

Day 01    Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel [Altitude 1340 m]
Day 02    Fly to Lukla [Altitude 2840 m] and trek to Phakding [Altitude 2652 m] [30 min flight & 2-3 hrs trek]
Day 03    Trek To Namche Bazzar [Altitude 3440 m] [5-6 hrs trek]
Day 04    At Namche Bazzar [Altitude 3440 m] 
Day 05    Trek to Phortse Tenga [Altitude 3700 m] [6-7 hrs trek]
Day 06    Trek to Dole [Altitude 4040 m] [ 3-4 hrs trek]
Day 07    Trek to Machhermo [Altitude 4410 m] [ 3-4 hrs trek]
Day 08    Trek to Gokyo [Altitude 4750 m] [ 3-4 hrs trek]
Day 09    Trek to Gokyo Ri [4830 m]-Tangnak [Altitude 4700 m] [ 6-7 hrs trek]
Day 10    Trek to Dzong-La [Altitude 4830 m] [ 5-6 hrs trek]
Day 11    Trek to Lobuche [Altitude 4930 m] [ 5-6 hrs trek]
Day 12    Trek to Gorakshep [5160 m]-Everest Base Camp [EBC]-Kala Patthar [Altitude  m] [ 8-9 hrs trek]
Day 13    Trek to Pheriche [Altitude 4930 m] [ 5-6 hrs trek]
Day 14    Trek to Namche Bazaar [Altitude 3870 m] [6-7 hrs trek]
Day 15    Trek to Lukla [Altitude 2840 m] [4-5 hrs trek]
Day 16    Fly to Kathmandu [40 min flight]
Day 17    Depart from Kathmandu

 

Day 01.    Arrival at the Kathmandu[Altitude 1340m]
Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Welcome by officer of Destination Nepal 
Transfer to the hotel 
Trekking preparation  
Overnight at the hotel
Day 02.    Kathmandu-Lukla [Altitude 2840 m] [30 min flight]
Transfer to Domestic airport 
Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding - About 3 hrs trek 
Please note that flight is subject to weather conditions. Due to weather, sometime flight may delay and cancel.
Upon arrival in Lukla, you will be met by our trek guide and porters. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The trek is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding where we will spend overnight.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 03.    Phakding-Namche Bazzar [Altitude 3440 m] [5-6 hrs trek]
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar-About 6 hrs trek
Trek through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We stop at Chauatra to admire the view. We still need to walk about 1 hour to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 04.    Namche Bazzar [Altitude 3440 m] 
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is a highly important village for the Sherpa people. In the morning we visit the Sherpa Museum and Visitor Centre. This contains an interesting display on Sherpa life and culture, lots of information on the forests, wildlife and plants of the area and an exhibit on the history of climbing in the Khumbu.
The afternoon is free for you to make an excursion up the valley beyond Namche towards the village of Thamo or you can relax in the village. About 4 hours walk round trip.
Overnight at the local lodge 
Day 05.    Namche Bazzar- Phortse Tenga  [Altitude 3700 m] [5-6 hrs trek]
Trek from Namche Phortse Tenga –About 6 hrs trek 
After breakfast, we trek to the villages of Khumjung set below Khumbila, the rocky peak sacred to all Sherpas. In Khumjung we can see the Edmund Hillary School. There should also be time to visit Khumjung monastery, where for a small donation we will be shown the only Yeti skull in the world! Descending to the main trail and meet the main trail to Gokyo then we climb approx 1 ½ hrs to reach the pass called Mong La marked by a chorten on the top of a ridge at 3972m.and we decent all the way to Phorste Tenga for overnight.
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 06.    Phortse Tenga -Dole [Altitude 4040 m] [3-4 hrs trek]
Trek from Phorste Tenga to Dole-about 3 hrs trek 
From Phortse Tenga the trail starts to climb steeply out of the valley and we enter the rhododendron forests, which give way to juniper and conifers higher up the valley. We pass through many kharkas, summer settlements used by the Sherpas to graze their yaks, before coming to Dole where we have magnificent views of Cholatshe and Tawoche.
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 07.    Dole-Machhermo [Altitude 4410 m] [3-4 hrs trek]
Trek from Dole to Machhermo– about 3 hrs trek 
Today is a short walk for us. From Dole the trail is steep in places as it passes through Lhabarma and Luza along the side of the valley, high above the river through scrub junipers until we cross the dusty trail to Machhermo (4410m). It was here in 1974 that a yeti was reported to have attacked a sherpa and killed three yaks! We should get to Machhermo by lunch time and in the afternoon there is time for an acclimatization walk up onto the ridge behind the lodge for amazing views of Thamserku.
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 08.    Machhermo-Gokyo [Altitude 4750 m] [3-4 hrs trek]
Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo–about 3 hrs trek 
Today, we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see fabulous view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8203m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk. Phangka is the place where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. We descend to the river bank before beginning to climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. After crossing an iron bridge over an stream the trial levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. At the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho we become mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little ahead of the second lake, we reach the third lake, the two linked by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight here. After lunch, we explore around the third Lakes, Dudh Pokhari. We spend night in a teahouse at Gokyo.
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 09.    Gokyo-Gokyo Ri [5483 m]-Tangnak [Altitude 4700 m] [7-8 hrs trek]
Trek to Gokyo Ri and backtrack to Tangnak–About 7 hrs trek 
An early start this morning for the ascent of Gokyo Ri (5483m), a small peak above Gokyo village. As we climb the views become even more fantastic and from the top we can see four of the eight highest peaks in the Nepal Himalaya: Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Stretching out for miles below us is the longest glacier in Nepal - the Ngozumpo glacier, which tumbles down from the slopes of Cho Oyu. One of the best all round views in Nepal, the climb is well worth the effort. We return to Gokyo for lunch. Mid afternoon we retrace our steps to the second lake and climb to the crest of the moraine overlooking the Ngozumpo glacier. The route across the glacier is well marked with cairns and takes us to the eastern side of the Gokyo Valley. We stay tonight at Tangnak (4700m) at the foot of the Cho La Pass.
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 10.    Tangnak-Dzongla [Altitude 4830 m] [5-6 hrs trek]
Trek to Dzongla, Cross the Cho La–about 5 hrs trek 
An early start for the long day across the Cho La (5330m). We climb up from Tangnak and approach a large boulder field. Beyond this ancient moraine, the climb to the pass is steep in places, involving some easy scrambling. The upper part of the route can be snow covered, particularly after November. From the pass there are excellent views including an unusual aspect of Ama Dablam. The descent from the pass involves the crossing of a small glacier (usually snow covered) which is fairly straightforward. We descend steeply to the grazing pastures below, the trail becoming more defined as we approach Dzongla (4830m), where we stay tonight in a very small basic lodge.
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 11.    Dzongla-Lobuche [Altitude 4930 m] [5-6 hrs trek]
Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche- about 5 hrs trek) 
Leaving Dzongla we continue our descent on an easy trail. A short ascent brings us to the foot of Awi Peak, which we contour round on a wonderful high trail with great views of Chalotse and Tawoche across the valley. We finally descend to join the main trail again just below Lobuje. We spend the night at Lobuche (4,930m). The sunset on Nuptse from the ridge across from the lodge is not to be missed.
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 12.    Lobuche-Gorakshep[Altitude 5160 m] [7-8 hrs trek]
Lobuche to Gorakshep; day trip to Everest Base Camp - about 8 hrs trek)
We are now surrounded by giant Himalayan peaks; Everest, Nuptse, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Pumori tower above us. Today is very long and hard as we visit Everest Base Camp. The trail from Lobuje climbs steadily by the side of the Khumbu Glacier, and after crossing glacier rubble we arrive at Gorakshep (5160m), a summer yak-herder settlement situated at the foot of Kala Pattar. After a short break and snack we set off for Base Camp. The trail heads along the crest of the moraine at first and then drops onto the Khumbu Glacier itself, where we get magnificent close-up views of the great Khumbu Icefall as it tumbles down from Everest. In the spring season we will see expedition teams as they prepare for an ascent. We retrace our steps to Gorakshep for the night.
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 13.    Kala Patthar-Pheriche [Altitude 4280 m] [8-9 hrs trek]
Kala Patthar and Pheriche – About 9 hrs trek 
Another long day as we ascend the small peak of Kala Pattar ('black rock') at 5545 m. It is a steep two-hour climb to the summit, but the effort is well worth it, as we appreciate the most magnificent view of the Khumbu glacier and above all a close-up sight of the world's highest mountain which the Nepalese call Sagarmatha – Fore Head of Sky and the Sherpas Chomolungma - Mother of the World. We return to Gorakshep and descend past Lobuche to Pheriche. Please note the exact order in which we trek up Kala Pattar and visit Everest Base Camp will depend on the weather and how the group is acclimatizing. Both days are long and hard due to the high altitude.
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 14.    Pheriche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar [Altitude 3860 m] [6-7 hrs trek]
Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche-Namche- 6-7 hrs walking 
Today, we trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it is spring, pink and red rhododendron flowers ablaze our surroundings. Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction in the region. We stop at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a relaxed lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. At this point, we would like to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. On reaching our lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 15.    Namche-Lukla [Altitude 2840 m] [6-8 hrs trek]
Trek from Namche to Lukla – About 6-8 hrs walking 
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces! Overnight in Lukla
Overnight at the local lodge
Day 16.    Lukla-Kathmandu [40 min ]
Flight to Kathmandu 
Evening: Nepali dinner with a live cultural show at the Nepali restaurant [Complement]
Overnight at the hotel
Day 17.    Depart from Kathmandu
Today is your last day in the highest country on earth
Free time until departure
Transfer to the international airport for final departure (Or stay longer for short tours - ask us)
We hope you had a magical experience in the Himalayas and we hope to see you again soon.

 

PRICE: in US$ [subject to availability at the time of confirmation]

E-5-17 DAYS-EVEREST BASE CAMP & GOKYO LAKES TREK
Package Categories Group size SRS
2 Person 3 to 5 6 to 13 14 to 19 above 20
Luxury 1610 1540 1400 1395 1370 130
Comfort 1435 1365 1230 1225 1200 80
Standard  1410 1340 1200 1195 1170 50
Budget 1385 1315 1180 1175 1150 50

Notes: 
•    The above rates are net inclusive all taxes & per person on twin/double sharing basis. 
•    SRS: Single room supplement 
•    The timing of sightseeing points shall be fixing by local operator due to traffic & weather conditions 
•    Non-refundable for any cancellation that made by clients after tour start  
•    Following language guide are available on the supplementary charge: "Spanish, Germany, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese & Korean etc as per your requirement

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PRICE INCLUDES:
01.    All tours & transfer as per the given itinerary by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle 
02.    All sightseeing tours with an English speaking local guide as per itinerary
03.    All applicable monument entrance fees
04.    TIMS Card & permit fees
05.    Trekking guide & porter 
06.    Free Trekking Bag
07.    Kathmandu-Lukla return airfare 
08.    All activities which are mention in above itinerary 
09.    Daily buffet breakfast in Kathmandu 
10.    Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trekking time 
11.    All accommodation in the mention hotel 

Category Hotel Details
Luxury 2 Nights Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu
14 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Comfort 2 Nights Hotel Royal Singi or similar in Kathmandu
14 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Standard  2 Nights Yellow Pagoda or similar in Kathmandu
14 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking
Budget 2 Nights Hotel Pilgrims or similar in Kathmandu
14 Nights at best available lodge during the Trekking

PRICE EXCLUDES:
01.    Nepal Visa fees  
02.    Meals in Kathmandu [Lunch & dinner: US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
03.    Air-conditional vehicle for budget package
04.    Necessary trekking equipment and things as per check list 
05.    Tips for driver, guide &  porter 
06.    Airfare 
07.    Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc 
08.    Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
09.    Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
10.    Camera Fees at certain entrances
11.    Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control

SUGGESTED CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we suggest that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable. You can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu.
All equipment and other items are carried by the porters and should have weight limitation of approximately 12-15 kg. It is only necessary you to carry a camera or small daypack!
Head:
    Sun hat or scarf
    Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
    Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
    T-shirts
    Light and expedition weight thermal tops
    Fleece jacket or pullover
    Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
    Down vest and/or jacket
Hands:
    Lightweight gloves
    Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Lower Body:
    Under Garments
    Hiking shorts
    Lightweight cotton long pants
    Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
    Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:
    Thin, lightweight inner socks
    Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    Hiking boots with spare laces
    Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Accessories:
    Sleeping bag rated to -20 Degree Celsius
    Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
    Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
    Basic First Aid Kit
    Large plastic bags for keeping items dry inside trek bag
    Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
    Trekking Poles/Water bottle
    Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
    Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
    Toiletries
    1 medium sized quick drying towel
    Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
    Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
    Deodorants
    Nail clippers
    Face and body moisturizer
    Feminine hygiene products
    Small mirror
    Personal Hygiene
    Wet wipes (baby wipes)
    Tissue /toilet roll
    Anti bacterial hands wash
    Extras/Luxuries
    Binoculars/Reading book
    Trail Map/Guide book/Journal & Pen>
    IPod

WALKING GRADES AND FITNESS
Everest Base Camp Trek is graded as Strenuous. To qualify for Everest base camp trek, you should be in excellent health & fitness, should be able to walk 6-7 hours a day in average. Some days, you might even need to walk more than above and should have past hiking experience too. So, besides physical attribute, you need to come up with positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination to complete the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip is good idea to enhance your strength and stability. No technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital that you consult with your doctor before you decide and sign up for the Everest Base camp trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform Destination Nepal Tours & Travels before booking the trek.
LODGES/TEAHOUSES IN TREKKING
Our accommodation whilst on Everest Base Camp Trek on twin room sharing basis in a simple locally run lodges, known as teahouses and it's a great pleasure to support these small local businesses. Rooms are simply furnished with just a bed and occasionally a small table. You will need to bring a sleeping bag. Please note, normally washing and toilet facilities are shared and may be in a separate part of the teahouse or outside. It's great to enjoy the company of your fellow travelers and share a tale with other trekkers in the evening in the dining area.
If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying extra as indicated on cost section. But, you need to understand that in teahouses/lodges of higher elevation area single room is not always possible. We guarantee single room in Kathmandu only. Single room is may not be possible at local lodge during your trek

MEALS & DRINKING WATER
On this trek we provide standard breakfast, lunch and dinner, tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water (extra cost to be paid) and treat with water purification pills.

LUGGAGE WHILE TREKKING
During the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porter or yaks. Please keep your luggage as light as possible around 12 kg. You simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket etc. You can leave your valuable items at your hotel while trekking. Many hotels have a locker system and provide a deposit slip for the valuables kept under the hotel's safekeeping. You may also leave your extra things at your hotel which is not required for your trek in your main luggage. Please note that we will provide complimentary kit bag for you before your trek starts so that you can pack all your necessary things.
TREKKING CREW
On tea house trek you will be accompanied by a team of local crew whose aim is to make the trek as comfortable and enjoyable as much possible. The crew consists of a trek guide/leader and a team of porters to carry all your gear. On average, there will be a ratio of one porter to every two trekkers.
The most important thing that makes your Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek guide and the crew members with ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by experienced trek guide. All of our trekking guides/leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude.

PERSONAL EXPENSES
Everest Region is more expensive than the other regions in Nepal, as most of the goods have to be shipped by airplane and then carried to their final destination by porters. On this trek breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (a few smaller shops are available along the trail in some areas) tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places).

Internal & international Flight
The starting point of the trek is in Lukla which is connected by a 40 mins flight from Kathmandu.
Please note adverse weather conditions at Lukla airport may occasionally mean that your flight to/from Kathmandu cannot operate. Destination Nepal Tours & Travels has built in additional days to the itinerary to accommodate this. However, very rarely persistent adverse weather could mean that the start of your trek or your return to Kathmandu is delayed. Ultimately any prolonged delay of your return to Kathmandu may result in missing your intended international flight; in such circumstances Destination Nepal Tours & Travels will make every effort in helping to rebook clients onto the next available flight (in the appropriate booking class and with the same international carrier). However, any extra cost is incurred for re-booking flight to be borne by yourself charged by airlines
In case of your flight delay/cancellation happens at begin of your trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are liberal to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna or Langtang or any other regions. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose your time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancelation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc) included in the package that you would not use later.

COMMUNICATION
There are a couple of telephone facilities in the Everest region up to Namche Bazaar. Cell phones work fine up to Tengboche also at Everest Base Camp.

TYPICAL DAY ON TREK
Each morning after packing our bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

MEETING AND GREETING IN KATHMANDU
You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a 'meeting and greeting' service at the Kathmandu Airport. You just pass through the Customs and come out of the Arrival Terminal Hall after collecting your baggage where you will see our representative /guide standing with a placard that states Destination Nepal Tours & Travels' with your own name.

CLIMATE & BEST TIME TO GO
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the classic Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm offering outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, and Feb) is also good for EBC trek, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.

PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Sherpas live in the upper regions of Solu Khumbu. They emigrated from Tibet about 600 years ago. The Khumbu region has provided a strong group of able bodied, hardy and fearless Sherpa porters and guides. Sherpas practice Tibetan Buddhism which is also known as Lama Buddhism.

ITINERARY CHANGES
Depending on the prevailing situation, itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your trek guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original.

RESCUE/EVACUATIONS
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu.

INSURANCE
It is recommended of joining any of Destination Nepal Tours & Travels trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange insurance. Please note that your insurance should be covered 5600m

NEPAL VISA 
All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph. So, please download form from the link below (visa form) and get ready while you are passing through the immigration Point. Only People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. For more and updated information: Click here

VISA FEES
Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Tourist Visa Extension
* Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day
* Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).

Information for Indian Citizens: 
Visa is not require for an Indian citizens For updated information: Click here
To allow Indian citizens to make travel on the basis of the following document:
a.    Passport, or
b.    Driving license with photograph, or
c.    Identity card with photograph issued by a governmental body, or
d.    Ration card with photograph, or
e.    Voter identity card with photograph, or
f.    Registration certificate issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen staying in Nepal, or
g.    Ad hoc/temporary identity card issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen in the event of exigency, or
h.    Document with photograph and setting out identity, issued by the sub-divisional magistrate or authority there above. 
i.    Once again, welcome to Nepal, we wish you a memorable holiday in this country, thank you.

Note: Please note that visa fees and rules are subject to change. 

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
The beautiful environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. At Destination Nepal Tours & Travels, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize the detrimental impact on the environment as much as possible.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Destination Nepal Tours & Travels works with the motto 'Development through Tourism'. Keeping in line with this motto, NT encourages its clients who besides trekking and climbing the Himalayas are also interested in contributing for the development of Nepal.

CARE FOR PORTERS AND STAFFS
We ensure that all porters and all other staff climbing in high altitude conditions are provided with adequate clothing and equipment. We ensure that the porters we hire are insured. We run the trek according to the guidelines of the International Porter Protection group (IPPG- www.ippg.net).

PRE-TRIP MEETING
On the second day of the itinerary, we host a Pre-Trip short Meeting at the hotel by your trek guide, the primary purpose of the meeting is to provide brief information on your trek and equipments hiring if needed.
Please bring the following thing on the meeting-
    Passport
    Two copies of Passport size photos each.
    Travel Insurance Policy.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs, including advice re: the legality of and local attitudes towards same-sex relationships.

TIPS
Tipping is the accepted way of saying 'thank you' for good service. Tips do not form part of the wages of your guides, porters and trek crew but they are very much appreciated. It is important to remember that tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. Normally the tips are given at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Your booking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of 40% of total trip cost & the balance 60% of total trip cost after on arrival in Kathmandu. 

CANCELATION 
In case of cancellation by the Traveller, the Agency has the right to charge a percentage cancellation fee according to the following scale:
•    Up to 30 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 20% 
•    15-29 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 30% 
•    7-14 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 60% 
•    6 or less days until the “Trip Start Day” and in the event of non-appearance a fees of 90% 

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