Everest Base Camp Trekking Via Jiri - 21 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-EHT-04
Duration: 24 Days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 5545 M. (Kalapattar)
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Accommodations: Hotel, Lodge
Transportation: Private Vehicle

Everest Base Camp Trekking Via Jiri is one of the most popular trek routes in the world. Follow the footsteps of legendry mountaineers, Sir Edumund Hillary and Tenzing Norgy Sherpa to the Base Camp of world's highest mountain Everest on an iconic mounaitn trail. Once in a lifetime adventure travel hike in the company of inspring and breathtaking Himalayan scenery.If once you make it to the Base camp, you are suddenly filled with a deep respect for the climbers who prove human determination and hardiness by making it to the mountain top.This is a short trek but very scenic trek offers really superb views of the world's highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dblam and other many snowy peaks.

Everest Base Camp Trekking will be a full of enjoyment with long uphill and downhill with popular Lamjura Pass if you start from Jiri. The trail goes through the popular Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi valley. You can meet every hour, teashop while walking from Jiri. There are some numerous suspension bridges in this trek. The mountain people with theirs typical dress, food,tradition, culture, museum and lifestyle are interesting. You can take lot of photographs of mountain, people, Sherpa villages, rivers, valley, yaks and wildlife during this trek.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.(1300 m.)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation/
Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370 m) 8/9 hrs drive.
Day 04: Jiri to Deurali (2190 m). 5/6 hrs walk.
Day 05: Trek to Sete (2,575 m) 4/5 hrs walk.
Day 06: Sete to Lamjura pass (3,530 m) to Junbesi (2680 m) 6/7 hrs walk.
Day 07: Rest day at Junbesi (2,680 m)
Day 08: Trek to Nunthala (2220 m) 6/7 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Bupsadanda (2300 m) 5/6 hrs walk.
Day 10: Trek to Surkhe (2,290 m) 4/5 hrs walk.
Day 11: Trek to Phakding (2,610 m), 4/5 hrs walk.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 5/6 hrs walk.
Day 13: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 14: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867 m), 5/6 hrs walk.
Day 15: Trek to Dingboche (4,358 m) 5/6 hrs walk.
Day 16: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 17: Trek to Lobuche (4,928 m) 5/6 hrs walk.
Day 18: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160 m) & Everest base camp (5,316 m), 7/8 hrs walk.
Day 19: Kalapatthar (5,550 m) hike and stroll back to Pheriche (4,200 m), 6/7 hrs walk.
Day 20: Pheriche to Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m),5/6 hrs walk.
Day 21: Trek to Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m),6/8 hrs walk.
Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 23: Lesiure day at Kathmandu.
Day 24: Departure to Kathmandu Tribhuwan airport.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]

Useful Informations

Helicopter Rescue
While traveling in the Himalaya you may suffer for the various health problems, injuries and even the altitude sickness. Hence you have to prepare before upcoming destination is this mountain land. Make that the policy of the insurance company provides should cover the process of giving you the service of Helicopter rescue from the mountains in case of Altitude Sickness or other accidents during your trip

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.(1300 m.)
After arrive in Kathmandu Tribbuwan airport our companu representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel nearby Thamel. After time to get refreshed, evening we'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalease restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1300 m.)
Today, After morning breakfast you'll visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our professional guide. You will go for the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit hitorical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip. Overnihgt at hotel with BB basis.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri (2,370 m) 8/9 hrs drive.
Today, Early in the morning we take bus to Jiri through Araniko highway. We cross the typical Newari villages of Dhulikhel and Banepa. After crossing these villages we can see the excellent panoramic views of the eastern Himalayas, including Ganesh himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorjee Lakpa. From Dolalghat we head north following the Sunkoshi river. We finally reach Jiri which is big town and also a hill station, explore the surrounding area and overnight at Guesrthouse with BLD basis.

Day 04: Jiri to Deurali (2190 m). 5/6 hrs walk.
Jiri is also known as the switzerland of Nepal. It is very beautiful place. From jiri we start our walking and head to Deurali. On the way we ascend and descend the hill passing through forest and villages. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 05: Deurali to Sete (2,575 m) 4/5 hrs walk.
Today, we walk uphill and downhill to reach sete, a small village. We cross Likhu Khola (river) and follow it to Kenja and then we ascend to Chimbu. We continue climbing up to sete. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 06: Sete to Lamjura pass (3,530 m) to Junbesi (2680 m) 6/7 hrs walk.
An uphill climb to Lamjura La through forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch and Rhododendrons. Pass by the village of Dagchu and Goyem. Lamjura La pass at 3530 meters, the highest point between jiri and Namche Bazaar, offers a paroramic view of the surrounding green mountains. Descend down the pass to Tragdobuk and Junbesi. spend the afternoon here exploring the village and the way of life od its inhabitants. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 07: Rest day at Junbesi (2,680 m)
The region around Junbesi is well exploring and a day spent here can offer a variety of alternatives. Two hours walk to the north of Junbesi is the village of
Phugmochhe, where there is a traditional sherpa art centre. En-route to Phugmochhe a short diversion will allow a visit to Thubten Chhuling, a huge Tibetan Buddhist monastery about one and half hours walk from Junbesi or relax whole day exploring around with overnight in the Lodge. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 08: Junbesi to Nunthala (2220 m) 6/7 hrs.
Cross the stream beyond Junbesi climb up the forest slope and after an hours trek, the mesmerizing views of the Himalaya mountains appears before our eyes. The mountains that are visible include Everest, Lhotse, Nupte, Makalu, Thamseruku, Mera peak, and many other high mountains. This is the first view of Everest on this trek, although the lower peaks look closer and higher  than the distance 8,000 meters. Continue the trail to Salung and descend to Ringmo Khola. Ascend to Ringmo, cross the Trakshindo La pass and descend to Trashingdo. After another hours desent through conifer and Rhododendron forests, and terraced fields, we finally arrive at Nuntala. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 09: Nunthala to Bupsadanda (2300 m) 5/6 hrs walk.
Today, we continue climbing down to the Dudhkoshi river. Then we follow the Dudh Koshi river and walk up ward to Khumbu. Then we climb to Jubing. From there we walk straight and descend to cross a suspension bridge and finally ascend to Bupsa Danda. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 10: Bupsadanda to Surkhe (2,290 m) 4/5 hrs walk.
Today, The trail from Bupsa rises through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte, an hphill climb takes us to Khari La pass. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Khari La pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumbila mountains among others. Descend to Puiyan and go through the ups and downs to Surkhe. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 11: Surkhe to Phakding (2,610 m), 4/5 hrs walk.
Today, Our trail climbs toward Chaurikharka. Intiall, the trek moves up to Chhiplung. Then the trail moves down to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse with  BLD basis.

Day 12: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 5/6 hrs walk.
Today, The trail follows the Dudh Koshi river and reaches Zamphuti. From here we can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people.  From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840 m) and enters the Mt. Everest National park (1148 sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance uphill you will be at Jorsale (2830 m) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar.Over at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 13: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Today, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,440 meters.Guide always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Our guides will take us to the Tourist visitor center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.
We also take an interesting side up to Khumjung. We climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest view hotel, a japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 14: Namche to Tyangboche (3,867 m), 5/6 hrs walk.
Today, we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge and then descend to Dudh Koshi river at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge we ascend in the steep path up to the Tyanboche. On reaching Tyangboche you will see the local monastery. Tyangboche have largest Monastery of Khumbu region. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 15: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358 m) 5/6 hrs walk.
Today, From Tengboche the trail drops to Dingboche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongest thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island peak and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 16: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Today, we will take rest before the last of the journey. We may have full day rest or there are some places where you can go for a day walk. We will have trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley to get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse massive south wall, then return to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 17: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928 m) 5/6 hrs walk.
Today, The trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4928 meters
 at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 18: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160 m) & Everest base camp (5,316 m), 7/8 hrs walk.
TOday, After breakfast we continue our trek in a windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse and other magnificent peaks. After check in the hotel at Gorakshep we continue climb to the top of Kalapatthar. This small peak offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori and Ama Dablam you can get without climbing. Stroll back to Gorekshep for overnight. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 19: Kalapatthar (5,550 m) hike and stroll back to Pheriche (4,200 m), 6/7 hrs walk.
Today, This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. In the morning we climb Mt. Kala pattar, a small peak. From Kalapattar we can see the most magnificent mountain panorama of Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 meters, towers directly ahead and other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 20: Pheriche to Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m),5/6 hrs walk.
Today, We will down through the hillside blanketed by Rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's 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 Dudhkoshi 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 Kyangjumpa for a relaxed lunch. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. On reachingour lodge, we take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 21: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m),6/8 hrs walk.
Today, we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu.
Today At Early morning, Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute's scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu airport you will transfer back to hotel. You can take rest whole day in hotet. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 23: Lesiure day at Kathmandu.
It's also spare day incase of bad weather Lukla. This day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 24: Departure to Kathmandu Tribhuwan airport.
Today, you'll be transferred to the international airport for your onwards destination. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]



Price Include

  1. International & Domestic Airport transport as per the program.
  2. Standard twin sharing Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the program.
  3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  4. All standard 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ) during the trek.
  5. Best available Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  6. Local Sherpa Licensed English Speaking guide.
  7. The required number of Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  8. Food, accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicine and insurance for all staff.
  9. Necessary Entry Permit Fees & Traveler TIMS Card.
  10. Global Holidays Sleeping Baggage and Duffel Baggage ( Refundable )
  11. All necessary surface transport from Kathmand and to Kathmandu.
  12. Global Holidays Adventure's T-shirt ( Complementary)
  13. Welcome & Farewell Dinner in typical Nepali Restaurent with cultural dance show ( Complementary)
  14. All Government Taxes and official expenses.

Price Exclude

  1. International Airfare and necessary Airport taxes.
  2. Nepal Entry Visa Fees 
  3. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  4. Temple & Monastaries Entry fees in Kathmandu and trekking.
  5. Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  6. All Personal & Bar Expenses in Kathmandu and during the trek.
  7. Tips for trekking staff and driver ( Tipping is expected ).
  8. Personal Necessary trekking equipment ( see the trekking equipment page.
  9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned above

Why TREKKING IN NEPAL ?
Trekking in Nepal provides an excellent opportunity to observe the local culture of the people and enjoy the beauty of nature undisturbed by the incluence of modernity. The diversity of Nepal's nature and range of exotic culture make this country ideal for trekking. This makes trekking in Nepal most popular. Besides, where else can you stand at the foot of the tallest mountains in the world.

WHERE IS NEPAL ?
Nepal is located in South Asia and is bordered by China to the North and India to the East, West and South. Nepal is also country of World highest peak Mt. Everest.

HOW CAN I ENTER NEPAL ?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Culcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa & Varanasi.

Visa Info: Entry Visa fees- at present US$ 25 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

WHAT IS TREKKING ?
Trekking is an adventure activity that generally involves walking from one place to another every day.

WHY TREK WITH GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE ?
Trek with us because we provide you the best quality service and the most reasonable price. We organized everything for you to make a smooth and enjoyable trip allowing you to get the most out of your time in Nepal. Also, our company is registered in different government bodies & non-profit organizations of Nepal such as the Tourism Board, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal, Nepal Mounteering Association, Kathmandu Environmental Education Project.

WHAT IS A TEA HOUSE TREK ?
Tea House are local lodges where you get to eat and sleep during your trek. There are plenty of tea houses across all the trekking routes in Nepal. A tea house trek means that you get to stop and rest each day at a tea house during your trekking period. Unlike camping treks you don't have to carry food, tents and other items during a tea house trek.

Camping trek: Camping treks require us to carry tents, Kitchen gear, food and other equipments. Unlike tea house treks camping treks are more adventures.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR TREKKING ?
In Nepal, there are two seasons which are considered prime time for trekking. These times range from Feb-May and Sep-Nov. There are places to visit during Monsoon season ( June-August), such as Mustang and Upper West part of the Annapurna Circuit, as these treks are in the "Rain Shadow" and virtually untouched by Nepal Monsoon. Our Philosophy is simple. We believe in " Sustainable Tourism through eco friendly practices'.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN NEPAL ?
Nepal is an extremely diverse country for its size. The temperature can range from extremely hot ( 37-40C) in the lower Terai regions, to negative temperatures in the northern, mountainous regions. Feb-May and Sep-Nov are prime trekking times due to the lovely climate. There is ample sun in the day time and only slightly chilly at night. Monsoon ( June-Aug) can get very hot and humid-with showers usually in the early morning and late afternoon.

WHAT TYPE OF SHAPE DO I NEED FOR THIS TRIP ?
GHA offers trekking opportunities for all every age and fitness level. Our treks are graded on difficulty level, 1 being the easiest and 5 being for advanced trekkers. The level of difficulty is based on the altitude and natural terrain of the trek. The difficulty levels for eash trek can be found on each indivisual itinerary of both our website and brochures.

IS SOMEONE GOING TO METT ME AT THE AIRPORT ?
Our airport representative will come to the airport to pick up. We will be displaying a play card Global Holidays Adventure with your name on it. You need a visa to Nepal. You can easily get a visa upon your arrival in TIA airport, Kathmandu on paying US$. 40 for a month US$. 100 for three
months.

DO I HAVE PRE_DEPARTURE MEETING ?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the Hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek leader.

While briefing, please bring passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travel insurance, writing pen and notepad.

HOW DO I PAY TO GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE ?
After the trip confirmation you will send around 25% advance deposited by wire transfer to GHA Bank Account and remaining you can pay after your arrival by Cash or Credit Card but to pay by credit card there will be extra 4% bank service charge. Now Traveller Cheque is not acceptable as per the rule & regulation of Nepal Rastra Bank. We accept visa card, master card & National Card.

WHAT SORT OF ACCOMMODATION CAN EXPECT IN KATHMANDU AND IN TREKKING ?
In Kathmandu: Here are all kind of Hotel simple to 5* hotel. It's depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.

During Trekking:  You will have teahouse/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can offer GHA sleeping baggage if needed but it's good idea to bring your own always. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. And you will have twin sharing tent with matteress in camping trek.

Toilet Facilities During Trekking: On, Trek commmon toilet facilities are available at tea house. Now some teahouse have attached bathroom.

Shower Facilities: You will have hot shower in all teahouse but some place there isnot hot shower, we will provide you hot water in bucket for shower.

WHAT IS THE GROUP SIZE FOR TREK ?
There are no restrictions on the size of a group. We organize trekking to an individual as well as a group and services will be same.

IS IT POSSIBLE TOORGANIZE MY OWN PERSONAL GROUP ?
It is possible to organize your own trekking group. Simply book with us online or in one of our trekking offices in Bhagawan Baha, Thamel, Kathmandu and we will get your next Himalayan adventure sorted. You may choose to have a private group, or keep it open, in which case other travellers can join your group. We allow up to 8 people to join a group.

DO THE GUIDE AND SUPPORT STAFF SPEAK ENGLISH ?
Most of guides speak fluently English and some speak well. Some of the support staff do speak little English and some do not speak.

DO SOMEBODY CARRY OUR BACKPACK ?
Yes, Our Porters/sherpas will carry you heavy backpack and you will carry only the baypack.

WHAT IS OUR DAILY ROUTINE WHILE IN TREKKING ?
Daily Routine starting from 7 am. Wake-up 7 am, start trek before 8 after breakfast, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm lunch and trek end 3:30 to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner. After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

WHAT KIND OF FOOD CAN I EXPECT IN TREKKING ?
Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegerarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatos, Eggs, Dalbhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( Variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. YOu can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will take on the way to distination.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE LIKE IN TREKKING ?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. Winter ( January and February ) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to makes sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Expert the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during day time.

CAN I CHARGE MY CAMERA BATTERIES ON MY TRIP ?
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by playing some service. Remember to bring your adapters!!

IS THERE ANY COMMUNICATION WHILE WE ARE ON TREKKING ?
There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, Some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

HOW MUCH ADDITIONAL MONEY DO I NEED PER DAY ?
In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 15-20 for lunch, dinner and drinks. It's all depends on your spending habits. US$ 15-20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY ?
All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trek. In the event of an emergency Global Holidays Adventure will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an events as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the most frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

IS GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE'S STAF F INSURED ?
Yes, GHA insures all our trekking staff including guide, cook, sherpa and porters.

IS THERE ANY COMMUNICATION WHILE WE ARE ON TREKKING ?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

IS THE WATER OK TO DRINK ? DO I NEED TO BRING PURIFYING TABLETS/FILTER ?
There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

DO I NEED TO TIP MY GUIDE AND PORTERS HOW MUCH WOULD THAT BE ?
In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

DO I NEED TO TIP MY GUIDE AND PORTERS HOW MUCH WOULD THAT BE ?
This is difficult things to tell. It's up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

WHAT ESSENTIAL DOCUMRNTS DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON TOUR ?

  • Valid passport, must be valid up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a seperate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a seperate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash, keep numbers and proof of purchase seperate.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Emergency contact numbers for insurance & family contact.


CAN I ADD ESTRA DAYS TO MY TREKKING TRIP ?
A trekking holiday should be about making it to the final quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

IF I EXTEND MY HOLIDAY, ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ?
Yes, there are many options and choice to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.

  • Trisuli River Rafting
  • Chitwon Jungle Safari Package
  • Volunteering in School and Village
  • Kathmandu shopping Tour
  • Pokhara paraglading tour


WHAT IMMUNIZATIONS WILL I NEED ?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya but we do recommend you are covers for Diphtheria & TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and tetanus. We are recommend.

  • A dental check up prior to travelling
  • That you know your blood group in case of Emergency.

The Personal Equipment and items are individual interest & choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas. The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you many need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, Camera, sun cream & toilet paper etc. Should be carried by yourself so you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.

Global Holidays Adventure will provide complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porters. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. you can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.

GENERAL

  • 4 seasons sleeping bag ( Optional/ we can provide if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel or Rucksack or suitcase ( We will provide one complimentary GHD duffel bag gore you to Keep )
  • Daypack
  • Down Jacket ( Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek. )


UPPER BODY-HEAD /EARS /EYES

  • Shade hat or baseball cap-some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.

  • Warm wool and synthetic hat that cover your ears.

  • Balaclava-lightweight, thinner variety.

  • Glacier glasses- 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case ( i.e Jumbo or Cube). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.

  • Headlamp- Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc so don't go cheap here.

  • Some people like ear-muffs; There are optional; a good hat balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people ( Optional)

  • A Neck Warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it ( Optional)


HAND

  • 1 pair liner gloves, thins wool or synthetic, useful alone on mind days or as a layer inside other gloves/mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
  • 1 pair warm gloves ( heavier fleece or wool )
  • Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient( Optional).

CORE BODY

  • T-shirts ( 2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper Jacket ( Optional)
  • Waterproof ( preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women sports bras, synthetic, no cotton.

LOWER BODY-LEGS

  • 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts-quick drying type not cotton.
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton ( 4).
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear-capilene or ther synthetic.
  • 1 pair soft shell pants-synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from top and bottom- this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • 1 pair cotton pants ( loose jeans/khakis ).
  • All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resident plastic bags.


FEET

  • 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
  • 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • 1 pairs light weight socks, a good option for the lower/warmer parts of the trail.
  • 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it ( Otherwise you will get lots of blister)
  • 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
  • 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes/boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary ( Optional).
  • 1 pair sandals ( Optional)


MEDICINES AND FIRST AID KITS
(Please not our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox ( Commonly prescribed as acetazolamide) 125 or 250 mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with uss before starting to take his medicine.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have also more extensive medical gear, but your should have the basics for general use.


MISCELLANEOUS, BUT IMPORTANT !

  • Passport and extra passport photos ( 4 copies )
  • Airline ticket ( Please make a copy and leave on at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of you)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & Passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  • Water purification iodine tablets or polar-pure crystals.
  • Toiletry kit, Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towels, soap, etc.
  • 2 Bandanas


MOPTIONAL

  • 1 pair adjustable trekking pole. Although there are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc especially when going downhill ( Optional )
  • Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds ( Optional)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player.
  • Binocular (optional )
  • 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use ( Optional)
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator ( Optional)
  • pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip ( Optional )
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos ( Optional )


These above mentioned equipment list is only the supporting guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Please Note: Especially for women, Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with lycra can often be offensive to local. If you fell these items comfortable to wear then use it on base layer and please pack something to wear on the top of them.

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Sightseeing Swayambhunath (the Monkey Tempel) | Holy temple of Pashupathinath | Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath | Patan Durbar Square | Experiencing life style and Culture of Shrepa People of Himalaya | Tengboche Monastery | View of Khumbu Ice fall | Mountains views and Sunrise form Kalapatter | Waling on the Khumbu glacier

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