Everest Renjo La Pass trek is most passed trekking routes in the Everest region of Khumbu Himalaya Nepal. Some of best adventure passes during the trek is Khongma-La Pass (5535m), Chola-La pass (5368m) and Renjo La pass (5338m). This Everest trek leads the High pass Renjo-La which on the way to Tibet Border Nag pa-la and Gokyo valley. It offers to see you ancient Sherpa settlements, Sherpa Cultures, and Buddhist religion. Everest Renjo la pass trekking is one of the easy walking’s and hiking trails in Everest region compared to other passes Congmala and Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek. The trek is our endeavor to discover Everest region through several dazzling viewpoints and the ancient trails believed to be used by Sherpa's of late fifteenth centuries. During the trek magnificent landscapes, imposing and prestigious peaks, tapering ridges and colorful villages contribute to turn this trek into an unforgettable experience to the trekker.
This trek begins with a dramatic scenic flight to Lukla and the trek starts downhill to the Dudh Koshi River passing through many local villages en route. A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar is full of striking views of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse face. Namche Bazaar is the gateway of the expedition’s route to the mighty Mt. Everest. The trek takes us through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, with pine forests, rhododendron flowers, abundance of wildlife and along this part of the trails friendly Sherpa people, warm hospitality colorful village’s great variety of culture and traditions. The decline continues through Thame, Lungden following a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders to Renjo La pass. Sometimes, it is not passable without fixing rope, and crampon. So it is advisable to be equipped with minor climbing equipment such as ropes, Crampons, and Ice ax. A traverse onto the Renjo La to the solitary Bhote Koshi valley put you on the historical trade route between Nepal and Tibet.
While trekking, our route passes through peace, beautiful and small yak-grazing settlements through Gokyo Lake and gradual ascent up the valley through the patches of birch and rhododendron forest making a circuit of Tawache and Cholatse. The ultimate dare is the hike across Cho La Pass, which covers Everest Base Camp (EBC) area. During Cho La Pass trek there is some short and interesting ascent of Gokyo RI, Chukkung RI, Thangnak and Dzonglha. The Gokyo RI is considered as the best viewpoint in the entire Everest Region. Heading Lobuche is an ideal point for some spectacular views of Ama Dablam and awe-inspiring sceneries.
Khongma La is beautiful pass from where we can enjoy the views of fabulous Mt. Thamserku, Mt Amadablam, Mt. Kongtega and other numerous mountains and icy Lakes. From base camp, we complete our trekking circuit by returning to Lukla down the main Khumbu Valley, including Tengboche, with its impressive monastery. This Everest Renjo-La trekking is well-liked and admired selected trekking destinations for the walkers. The Everest Renjo pass trek provides delight to adventure and widens their experience towards the expedition beyond trekking in Nepal. The Renjo-La Pass trek combines strenuous daily hiking with extremely rewarding cultural experiences. Along with this off-the-beaten-track trail, you have the opportunity and cross-cultural privilege to stay with Sherpa families.
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: Flight KTM to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m): walking hours 2-3 hours
Day 04: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m): walking hours 5-6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar trekking to Thame (3750m): walking hours 5-6 hours
Day 07: Thame to Lungden (4500m): walking hours 5-6 hours
Day 08: Rest day and explore around Lungden (4500m)
Day 09: Lungden – Renjola Pass (5415m) – Gokyo Lake (4750m): walking hours 7-8 hours
Day 10: Gokyo Lake explore around
Day 11: Trekking down to Thangnak (4700m): walking hours: 5 hours
Day 12: Thangnak - Cho La (5330m) crossing to Dzonglha (4830m): walking hours 8 hours
Day 13: Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m): walking hours 3-4 hours
Day 14: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m): walking hours 3-4 hours
Day 15: Trekking - Everest Base camp (5364m) and back to Lobuche(4910m): walking hours 5-6 hours
Day 16: Lobuche to Dingboche (4360m): walking hours 4-5 hours
Day 17: Dingboche to Tengboche (3867m): walking hours 5-6 hours
Day 18: Tengboche to Namche (3440m): walking hours 5-6 hours
Day 19: Namche Bazaar trekking to Lukla (2,850): walking hours 6 hours
Day 20: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 21: Kathmandu free day.
Day 22: Final Departure
Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.
Day 3: Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m): walking hours: 2-3 hours
Early morning we flight from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery.
Day 4: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m): walking hours: 5-6 hours
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche
Accommodate your body to high altitude of Namche as you have gained much height previous day. Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won't face any problem ahead. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar trekking to Thame (3750m): walking hours: 5-6 hours
The most exciting acclimatization trek Namche takes you along the Bhote koshi to Thame. The trail enters a pretty forest of pines and rhododendrons. Pass ancient mud plastered Stupa at Phurte, and follow path to Tesho. You'll roll into Thamo and Thamo Gompa. At the end of the spur, the trail drops steeply to the Khumbu hydroelectric project plant and then turn to the Thame for night stay. Thame is at the end of Khumbu Valley and iconic value of Thame is its terrain the people which are untouched by the effects of modern civilization.
Day 7: Thame to Lungden (4500m): walking hours: 5-6 hours
Ascending the trail to Tarngga, it's gentle stroll from Thame.You'll cross marulung (4200m) on the east bank of Bhote koshi. The final descent to Lungden follows a narrow valley clogged with giant boulders. During the walking you can observe varieties of plants and animals with unique Sherpa culture.
Day 8: Rest day and explore around
Today we can go for visit at Nakpa Valley, which falls on the old trade route to Tibet. Hike to Darkyachhulung Peak. Visit Marlung sacred site of warfield. Hike to Lake Cho Relmo, Back to stay in Lungden at very simple guest house.
Day 9: Lungden – Renjola Pass (5415m) – Gokyo Lake (4750m): walking hours: 7-8 hours
After crossing you will descend Renjo la pass where an eye popping vistas awaits. Crossing an iron bridge over a 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. The second lake, Taboche Tsho mesmerizes us by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little we reach the third lake, called Dudh Pokhari, linked by a surging stream to the previous one. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Above the lake provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu,Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, cholatse and Tawache.
Day 10: Gokyo Lake explore around
Spend a day in Gokyo strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby. Start your trek in morning and get to steep climb of about 30min to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. View the Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Definitely we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu.
Day 11: Trekking down to Thangnak (4700m): walking hours: 5 hours
Trek down to Thangnak, enjoying superb view of Gokyo Lake. We will cross Gokyo glacier, about 4 hour working down to Thangnak for the night stay.
Day 12: Thangnak - Cho La (5330m) crossing to Dzonglha (4830m): walking hours: 8 hours
The trek to the Cho La pass can be a rather difficult route. But on the way you will be able to experience the best part of your hiking; difficult but very worthy. In good weather you can cross the Cho La with no special equipments but warm clothing and an ice axe might provide added peace to mind. The path skirts around the ridge, staying mostly level. Stop overnight at the village of Dzongla.
Day 13: Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m): walking hours: 3-4 hours
The first step is gentle stroll between snowy peaks that seem almost close enough to touch. The trail runs east past a series of ominous looking black boulders beneath the looking peak of Cholatse. You can turn around to see the Ama Dablam (6856m). About 4 and half hour slowly working takes you Lobuche (4910m). On the way you can see Dughla Lake. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering.
Day 14: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m): walking hours: 3-4 hours
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.
Day 15: Trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) and back to Lobuche (4910m): walking hours: 5-6 hours
After lunch our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep and back to Lobuche.
Day 16: Lobuche to Dingboche (4360m): walking hours: 4-5 hours
Continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. Looking east of the Dingboche village, you'll see the snowcapped mountains and summits of Island and Imja peak.
Day 17: Dingboche to Tengboche (3867m): walking hours: 5-6 hours
Work down to Tengboche(3,867m), sits on a saddle at 3870 m in a clearing surrounded by dwarf fires and rhododendrons, Kwongde (6187m) Tawache(6542m) Everest (8848m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) provide and inspiring panorama of Himalayan giants. We visit the monastry at Tengboche, the largest in khumbu region.
Day 18: Tengboche to Namche (3440m): walking hours: 5-6 hours
Tengboche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills and river views. Dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer and wild goat can be found abundance inside the rhododendron forest. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazzar. Evening explore small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
Day 19: Namche Bazaar trekking to Lukla (2,850): walking hours: 6 hours
The descent from Namche to the Dudh koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. The trail descends over the ridge past rocky cliffs and scattered pines to the tiny village of Toktok. Thetrail drops steeply and runs level through out the day.Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You'll have time to stroll around the local areas.
Day 20: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Saying final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu of an exciting one hour. (It can also be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.)
Day 21: Kathmandu free day.
Today is a free day in Kathmandu valley. You are free to have some shopping and enjoy the local streets and life of people. You can have a relax walk over the streets and view the normal living of Nepalese. Also you can buy some memories and gifts for back to your home. Full day leisure can be accompanied by some entertainment and sound time in hotel.
Day 22: Final Departure
With lots of grateful to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home.
Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.
We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel
Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.
We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here. For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.
Flight by plane and helicopter are prone to cancellations. Sometimes, flight may delay for notorious weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more likely to happen in Everest region -Lukla flight, Annapurna region- Jomsom flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also recommended to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during odd season, you’re advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence. In case of delay in flight prior to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to meet your accommodation, food costs by yourself.
No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000m altitude, extra care should be taken. One can trek who have strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.
Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.
Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list
It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
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Mount Everest is situated in Nepal in Solu Khumbu district. It is the Earth's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Everest is situated on the Tibetan Plateau known as Qing Zang Gaoyuan; the summit is directly between Tibet/China and Nepal.
The official altitude of the world's highest peak is 29,029 feet (8,848m). However, the National Geographic Society has determined the height to be 6 feet taller, 29,035 feet, but the Nepali government has not yet been made this new altitude official.
We can start our Everest region treks with a scenic flight of about 35 min to Lukla airport. Namche Bazaar is the famous gateway village of Everest. You can also start from Jiri which is about 7-8 hrs from Kathmandu. Route of flight to Phaplu is also quite popular to avoid Jiri and Lukla.
Mainly we have 2 seasons for Everest Base Camp trekking, the autumn (September, October & November) and spring (March, April & May)season are good when weather is pleasant, The monsoon rains have cleared the sky of dust and the views are often spectacular, clear sky, flowers are in blooming, good trail condition. The winter Dec, Jan and Feb is also good; Dec is Feb is better than Jan, only colder and some time foggy weather. The summer ( June, July, August is rainy season so visibility can be less and rain will be issue, considering Summer June is ok as in general rain will nearly from last week of June. The benefit to do the trek in off season is there are not many tourists, very easy to find the best rooms in the lodge.
Trekking to Everest base camp is considered fairly strenuous trekking, some previous small hiking and trekking experience is the plus point for the trip however, people have no previous trekking or mountaineering experience also can do the trek easily. People who have good physical condition and able to work 5 to 6 hours daily in rocky trail can do the trek. We tailor made the trip itinerary depends on people fitness level.
It depends on your skills and experience but I would almost always recommend some kind of help for the logistics. Long treks are a maze of details. Also, a great guide will make your overall experience more memorable.
Everest base camp trek is considered moderate to Strenuous trek and suitable for those who are moderately fit. The treks involve more walking up and down and climb to higher altitudes, where you will be rewarded with close-up views of big mountains. One should work often rough trails, rock and boulder at least 5-6 hours each day and crossing 4500m above high altitude passes, the treks will reach 5550 m at Kalapathar. People have general physical fitness can do the trekking, If have previous hiking and camping experience is more easy to do the trek, you can train yourself for this trek, we have 76 years old man did the trek recently.
The main things in the trek is one should able to walk 5-6 hours every day in rough rocky trail, so every day short walk up to 1 hour,1,2 month before the trek is best suggestion, jogging, yoga will be also advisable.
There is never problem trekking with solo women or join in the group, we have operated trek for many single female traversal our guide and porters are honest, trust worthy, reliable and carefully chosen for your trips, you will not face any problem trekking with your guide, you will meet many likeminded travelers during the trail.
You can use the chlorine tablets and used the same water as locals do. bottled water also available throughout the trek but the prices are expensive, you can get a boiled or hot water also in the guest house, wise is get the water purification tablets and use the normal water.
Yes, you can charge batteries along the trek (US$2-3 per hour) most of the guest houses have electricity facilities. You may want to consider bringing a solar charger which is now widely available.
You can buy the Ncell Sim very easily ( you need passport photo and passport copy) . It worked at most places during the trekking.
Yes, you will have facilities like bank and ATM service in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. In both the mentioned places there are banks and ATM service. But it's better to carry cash as it's uncertain to function.
We don’t think so you are too old, recently we have arranged the trek for 76 years ole man he did it very easily with taking 2 days more time. There are many trekkers who are older 60s walking much better than your trekkers. And remember the oldest lady to climb Everest was 73 when she did it. And the oldest men to climbed Everest were 76 years old from Nepal.
Good comfortable trekking shoes is the most important for the trek, for shorter trek tennis shoes or snickers is ok while longer treks requites the good boots have good ankle support, plenty of tow room for long descents, a bit like timberlands, they are a bit heavier, but most importantly you want to get those that wrap the angle, this prevents you from twisting your ankles on uneven grounds. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Proper fit is a must for boots and must be lightly worn before use it for trekking.
No the base camp is too near to give you a view. However you can see the top of the Everest from Namche and when you are walking to the base camp. The best views are from Kala Patthar. The sun rises over the Everest so the best light over the peak is in the evening. But in the evenings many a times clouds will rule.
It depends on nature of sickness. Normally if you get sick you will descend to lower altitude with help of support staff. But if the case is critical we will arrange emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation. Altitude sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in Khumbu. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal!
These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. We are often asked the above questions and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or just want to have a chat about the trek.
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I have no hesitation recommending this company to all of my friends. Mr Puru Timalsena was excellent from the very beginning, replying to me emails courteously and VERY quickly. He was able to organise the exact trek we wanted, when we wanted, and was very happy to work around my travel times and flight changes etc. We were absolutely at ease when being transferred to and from the bustling airport - our pickup simply waited for hours until our flight, which was late, arrived. It's comforting to know that they will simply wait for you, and not leave if your flight is late!
While on the trek, one of our group experienced acute mountain sickness, and required a helicopter evacuation down to Kathmandu. A scary experience! We had the travel insurance to cover such an event, and both Puru and our Guide (who knew exactly what to do), organised everything so smoothly. The helicopter was called, the doctor was visited, and Puru dealt directly with our insurance company (he has experience in this department) and took care of EVERYTHING. It was completely 100% stress free, in a worst case scenario. On top of this, the trek itself was highly enjoyable, thanks to a great team of porters and our guide, who took excellent care of us and made sure we had a great time! (Oh, and Puru really gives you the best price around, which includes tours of Kathmandu and a traditional Nepalese dinner and entertainment at the end of the trek! Great value for money!).
If you want peace of mind that you are getting an honest and reliable company when booking your next adventure in Nepal, choose Above the Himalaya. They really go above and beyond your usual trekking deal. If I ever go back, or visit the neighbouring Bhutan, there is no doubt I will be giving Puru a call to organise it!
Duration: 22 Days from Arrival to Departure
Max. Altitude: 5545m (Kalapathar)
Trek Grade: Strenuous
Best Travel Time: February to May, September - November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, June, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Trip Snippets: 22 days, 4 night’s hotels, 17 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation: Car/Van in Kathmandu, Flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
Activity: City tour, Trekking
The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants
05: T-shirts - 3
06. Fleece jacket or pullover or Sweater also recommended
07. 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08. 1 Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket heavy one
09. Thermal Inners.
10. Socks, Cotton 2/3 pairs, Woolen 2/3 pairs
11. 2 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended, Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
14. Underwear (6)
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1
1. Sleeping bag rated to (-20 degree Celsius), if traveling in winter sleeping bag liner also recommended
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.