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- Contact Person : Bhagwat Simkhada
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- Address : Thamel, Marg Kathmandu
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Activity:Trekking & Climbing
Route :Makalu and Everest Region
Group Size :1-16
Tour Customize :On Request
Trip Grade :Difficult
- Exploring the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) between Makalu and Everest Trekking region.
- Joining the most challenging and rewarding trek over 3 cols (East Col 6,146 m/20,164 ft, West Col 6,143 m/20,154 ft, and Amphu Labtsa 5,848 m/19,186 ft).
- Enjoy the up-close views of Makalu and Everest combined.
- Enjoying ethnic Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu culture.
- A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to trek around the most challenging rugged terrain.
Do you have the spirit for taking a challenging trek with rewards for other-worldly views? Then the Makalu to Everest Traverse over 3 cols (East Col 6146m, West Col 6143m, and Amphu Labtsa 5848m) is the trek for you. The trail explores a part of the Great Himalayan trail with rugged, challenging terrain and rural Nepal lifestyle. It allows you to bask in the raw beauty of the fifth highest peak in the world, Mount Makalu (atop 8,485 m/ 27838 ft), and the first highest peak of the world, Mount Everest (8,848.86 m/29,031.7 ft). Ethnic Rai and Sherpa groups reside in these mountains. Hence, this trek will be a mix of adventurous trails and ethnic culture.
The trip encompasses a total of 23 days from the arrival to Kathmandu to departure. Firstly, the trip includes preparations for treks and permits. On the 3rd day of arrival, a one-hour flight to Tumlingtar (351 m/1,154 ft) is taken, followed by a three-hour jeep drive to Chichila (1,980m/6,497ft).
Taking 4-7 hours’ trek per day with altitude ranging 1,560 m/5118 ft to 4,755 m/15600 ft, you will reach Makalu Base Camp on the 12th day of the hike. As you trek along, you will travel in lush green alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier-fed rivers. Trekking in Makalu offers a tea house trek. It is home to Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa ethnic communities with distinct languages and cultures.
Then you make your way towards the glaciated East Col (6,146m/ 20,164 ft), West Col (6,143m/20,154 ft), and Amphu Labtsa La pass (5,848m/19,186 ft) to the Everest region. The trekking period can also reach 10 hours per day during this period. This involves the highest and hardest passes in the entire Himalayas. You will find very rugged or ill-defined trails, which makes it all the more adventurous.
Additional Information on the Trip
Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col is a challenging trek as you explore the altitude of up to 6,146 m/20,164 ft. So, it is a necessity for trekkers to be trained previously and have ample preparations. Trekkers need to be in good physical shape. Allowing acclimatization is a must as altitude sickness could be a real threat during this trek. The best seasons to trek are during spring (April-May) or autumn (September-October).
- Detail Itinerary
- Trip Dates
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
Day 02: Official Procedure and Preparation day. (B)
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (1 hr) and jeep drive to Num ( 1040m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D))
Day 04: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1509m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 05: Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Goan (2065m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Khongma (3470m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 07: Resting day at Khongma for Acclimatization. (B/L/D)
Day 08: Trek from Khongma over Shipton La pass (4257m) and Keke La Pass (4150m) to Dobate (3875m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 09: Trek from Dobate to Yangla Kharka (3557m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 10: Trek from Yangla Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4410m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 11: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4755m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 12: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Swiss Camp (5150m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 13: Rest day at Swiss Camp for Acclimatization. (B/L/D)
Day 14: Trek from Swiss Camp to East Col Base Camp (5700m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 15: Climb over East Col (6146m) and West Col (6143m) to Honku Basin (5500m) 9-10 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 16: Trek from Honku Basin to Amphu Labsta High Camp (5527m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 17: Climb over Amphu Labsta La pass (5848m) to Chhukhung (4720m) 9-10 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 18: Rest day at Chhukhung. (B/L/D)
Day 19: Trek from Chhukung to Dingboche (4260m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 20: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 21: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2830m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 22: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. (B/D)
Day 23: Departure to Airport. (B)
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
- Day 02: Official Procedure and Preparation day. (B)
- Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (1 hr) and jeep drive to Num ( 1040m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 04: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1509m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 05: Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Goan (2065m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 06: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Khongma (3470m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 07: Resting day at Khongma for Acclimatization. (B/L/D)
- Day 08: Trek from Khongma over Shipton La pass (4257m) and Keke La Pass (4150m) to Dobate (3875m) 7-8 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 09: Trek from Dobate to Yangla Kharka (3557m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 10: Trek from Yangla Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4410m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 11: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4755m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 12: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Swiss Camp (5150m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 13: Rest day at Swiss Camp for Acclimatization. (B/L/D)
- Day 14: Trek from Swiss Camp to East Col Base Camp (5700m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 15: Climb over East Col (6146m) and West Col (6143m) to Honku Basin (5500m) 9-10 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 16: Trek from Honku Basin to Amphu Labsta High Camp (5527m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 17: Climb over Amphu Labsta La pass (5848m) to Chhukhung (4720m) 9-10 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 18: Rest day at Chhukhung. (B/L/D)
- Day 19: Trek from Chhukung to Dingboche (4260m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 20: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 21: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2830m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 22: Fly From Lukla to Kathmandu. (B/D)
- Day 23: Departure to Airport. (B)
Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trek members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is the rest day and preparation day. After breakfast, we will go for official procedure paperwork from the Nepalese government office. Evening you can have free time in Thamel which is the tourist hub in Kathmandu.
An early start for breakfast before transferring to the airport for the short 35-minute flight to Tumlingtar. We fly above mountain ranges before reaching Tumlingtar which sits on a wide plateau in the Arun Valley. We meet our transportation and drive to Num where we will make our first overnight camp.
The trail descends steeply from the western end of the Num ridge through the cornfields of Lumbang. Below Lumbang the trail becomes very steep as it drops on slippery rocks through the jungle to a suspension bridge over the Arun Koshi at 620m. From the bridge, the trail climbs steeply to a primitive teashop at 820m, then through rice, corn, and buckwheat fields. The landscape here is picturesque with tiny terraces planted with corn and barley. Finally, we make a long climb to Seduwa.
Climbing along the ridge from Seduwa we pass the National Park Forest Nursery project and then climb gently northward through rice fields to Manigaon on the next ridge. There are several streams to cross that may or may not have bridges. From Manigaon the trail turns west and makes a gradual climb high above the Kasuwa Khola to a mani wall at 1890m.
It’s an easy walk through terraced fields and forested areas to Hindrungma village and on to Ropesa, where we may find monks sitting beside the trail collecting donations for the small gompa nearby. Our route crosses meadows and several streams before reaching the Tashigaon school and eventually the village proper. This is the last permanent settlement in the valley. We make the long climb on a stone staircase to the cornfields at the top of town at 2100 meters where we make camp for the night.
This is a tough day, with an elevation gain of 1400m on a steep trail. Initially climbing over a ridge we pass by a herders’ hut and then the trail levels out and climbs to a shepherds’ hut called Chipla atop another ridge at 2520m. The route now becomes steeper with switchbacks through the forest to Unshisha, a tiny meadow at 3180m. Once we gain the ridge we will continue a short distance through sparse forests before making a final descent to Kongma (3560m). There are no buildings and many of the tent sites are on the sloping hillside in this often muddy campsite.
Today is the rest day at Khongma (3560m) we will be in nature without any houses out from the urban and enjoy the amazing view of the Himalayas and greenery. We also reserve the power for the next-day trek to Dobate passing through Shipton La pass (4257m) and Keke La Pass (4150m). Overnight at Camp.
Steep switchbacks take us to the top of the ridge at 3840m where there is a stone Chorten adorned with prayer flags. This is a superb viewpoint with Makalu in the distance. Following along the ridgeline through rhododendrons we ascend a stone staircase, and a few false summits along the trail, before gaining a side ridge. This is Ghungru La (also known as Tutu La; 4050m).
Descending to a lake we then climb steeply up a shallow gully to our major pass crossing - Shipton La. The pass was named when Eric Shipton and Sir Edmund Hillary used this route en route to Dharan after their 1952 Everest reconnaissance. Descending from La we pass two lakes at 4020m and climb through large boulders to Keke La (4170m). On the other side of the pass, the route enters a valley filled with rhododendron forests. In Spring the valley floor is a carpet of brilliant wildflowers. We camp tonight at Dobato.
Today after breakfast we descend steeply to the valley floor where we cross the Barun river before starting our gradual ascent to Yangla Kharka (3557m), where we rendezvous with the Full Traverse group who will be coming in from the Kanchenjunga link of the Great Himalaya Trail Trek.
Today is a short trekking day to Langmale Kharka. We take in the impressive mountain scenery found during the trails of this area. Great rock walls tower above as we make our way through the enormous U-shaped valley. Snowy peaks are the stunning backdrop to this valley often referred to as the Yosemite of the Himalayas, and it is a magnificent place. Overnight at Langmale Kharka.
Makalu Base Camp affords stunning views of its south face, with the south buttress of Makalu offering views of Baruntse (7220m), Everest, and Lhotse. The Hillary and French base camps are far up the glacier, past Barun Pokhari, and these are now the traditional base camps used by climbing parties to Makalu. An optional walk from Base Camp is a spectacular climb up grassy slopes to the top of the ridge. At the 5250m mark there is an outstanding view of Everest, Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar as well as both the south-east and north ridges of Everest, along with the Kangshung Face and the South Col. Makalu looms above the ridge to the north.
The second half of the trek to Swisse Base Camp is tricky and involves boulder hopping as we follow the Barun Glacier directly beneath Makalu's enormous west face. Swisse Base Camp is situated amongst the moraine in a sandy spot directly opposite the mighty West Pillar on Makalu. Very few campsites a this close to one of these 8000m giants.
Today we have a full day set aside to rest and acclimatize and will aim to reach a vantage point above camp with a (weather permitting) great view of Everest and the fabled Kangshung Face.
Depending on our group movement and progress we may need to be flexible in our approach. As we near the Sherpani Col base camp the trail is much less defined and with more boulder hopping, and now that we are climbing high clouds may obscure the trail. We camp high at the snout of the glacier at 5688m with the Sherpani Col 3 hours above us. If conditions are favorable and the group are moving at a good pace we may attempt to make the crossing of both Cols in a day, but in all likelihood, we’ll be camping at Baruntse C1 on the West Col @ 6100m.
After our crossings are completed we descend into the Honku valley nearby five large glacial lakes that sprawl out before us. They are known as Panch Pokhari (five lakes). The Amphu Labsta pass is situated immediately at the head of the valley to our right and is basically the low point on the ridge between the Honku and the Imja valleys. For this day or so we are in the Honku Basin.
Today trek a new vista of peaks spans out before us including Ama Dablam to the distant west and many unnamed peaks. Amphu Labsta Base Camp is set close to the rocks that lead up to the pass. At these stages, we ask that members be flexible and cooperative. Camps will be set where conditions allow, and your leader will keep you advised as to each day's plan.
An alpine start for our pass crossing. Ferrying across all our loads together with all party members, crew, porters, and members take time. The approach to the pass from the Honku is deceptive. Facing east and southward there is much more sun and little snow, just a collection of rocks that gradually lead up to the gap we travel through. On the north-facing side, we find steep slopes of snow that we must take care to descend by fixed ropes to the snow basins below and subsequent moraine and alpine valley beyond. The views from this 5845m pass crossing to the peaks of Khumbu are unmatched. Any spare moment whilst we are climbing and descending will allow us to appreciate the spectacle of the peaks of the region.
Today is the rest day at Chukhung. After several passes and almost the end of our trek, we need some rest, and same time we can explore the Khumbu region very close to the bottom of the Island Peak.
On this day, we reach Dingboche by enjoying beautiful scenarios of mountains and landscapes. The panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and varied landscapes give a pleasant experience while walking through the route. The pasture lands and some huts that can be seen through the region are mostly abandoned except for some settlements along the way.
From Dingboche, we retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, we can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche, we continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa.
We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously 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. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
After breakfast, you head towards the airport to fly to Kathmandu. This day is free for you. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. Evening you can do shopping in Thamel for your friends & family.
Evening farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel.
- Three Nights 3* hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Flight Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Lukla to Kathmandu, and transfer to and from Kathmandu domestic airport.
- Certificate of CO2- emission-free return flight to start and from end trek.
- Licensed and certified climbing guide. Well experienced and English-speaking.
- Porter service for carrying luggage, tent equipment, and cooking equipment. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person.
- Free use of the waterproof bag for your luggage.
- Free use of tent equipment; including one tent for two persons and a light sleeping mattress.
- Teahouse room during the trek (if available). Shared room for 2 persons; couples or same gender in one room.
- Climbing gear includes climbing harnesses, crampons, ice axe, helmets, climbing ropes, prusik ropes, and jumar.
- Satellite phone hire.
- 3 meals a day during trek: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tea/ coffee/ hot water.
- Salary, food, accommodation, and insurance for the mountain guide, porters, and cooking staff.
- Makalu Barun National Park restricted area permit, Sagarmatha National Park permits TIMS card and local taxes.
- Tented accommodation during climbing.
- All government and local taxes.
- Last night’s farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
- Visa fee for Nepal.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Entrance fees in Kathmandu.
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, the internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.).
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Gratitude and tips for climbing Sherpa, mountain guide, and porters.
Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking. The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depending on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season. Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.
In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking. Mostly during the trekking calf pain or tiredness is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard levels.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal:
There are main two seasons in which Nepal is where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal. The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.
Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination. However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.
Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.
A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetic to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoying the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach the teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area, or do yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.
Meals and Accommodations:
During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists. Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still, a few of the trekking route electricity service is not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.
Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.
Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family-style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the area’s menu will have Nepali-style western foods such as pancakes, pizza, burgers, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.
Internal Flight Delays:
Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed of the White Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time-consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all trekking destination has flight service so road transportation is the only option. Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a genuine possibility. To manage this situation it may be helpful to have a few extra days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be very helpful to purchase and review your insurance as some of the alternative measures for travel may be covered by the insurance companies. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.
Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance, and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require it. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out of the country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations are also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours. Read carefully the printout of insurance policies to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is very important that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.
Nepal Visa Entry Procedure:
There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival.
‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.
Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facilities. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get a ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing the required documents.
Please click below for the online Visa form.
The following visa rules apply for tourists:
For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.
According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.
US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.
Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters. The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests. Our staff is also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting less developed countries like Nepal, it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet for most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you in finding out about it.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu. There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.
How to Book Your Tour:
Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and paying the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.
It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.
Equipment List for Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col /Great Himalaya Trail Trek:
Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col /Great Himalaya Trail Trek is difficult trekking but however our long-year experience of operating Trekking to Nepal, We learn many things and would like to give some information to pack your equipment list for your Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col /Great Himalaya Trail Trek and we hope, this information will be helpful you so success your trip.
You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for trekking (65- 75 L) max and all our trekking stuff is kept in this duffle bag and this will be carried by our porters. However, Himalayan Adventure also provides the duffle back if needed.
A day backpack:
You will need a day backpack and you will be carrying it every day by yourself and we recommend you it has to be at least 25L and you can carry important documents like Passport, credit card along with a need to carry a water bottle, snacks bar and clothing layers (hat, gloves, fleece, sunblock, poles, etc…).
Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col /Great Himalaya Trail Trek is difficult to trek and It is very important to have good trekking boots and it should be waterproof (in case of snow, or rain) Make sure it should be fit on your feet and comfortable during walking. Also, recommend you bring the Crompton during the winter season in Nepal.
You need to have a pair of sports shoes or sandals to use while you are in camp or tea houses after the trek.
Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col /Great Himalaya Trail Trek is difficult trekking so sneakers are not suitable for this trek so you can leave your sneakers in the Kathmandu hotel until you get back.
You need to have a lightweight sleeping bag that works for minus 15 degrees for the summer season but during the winter we recommend minus 25 degrees for the Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col /Great Himalaya Trail Trek. Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.
You need to have good quality fleece jacket at least 1 synthetic jacket or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible and give you enough warmth during trekking.
Down jacket is compulsory and recommend you bring the warm enough so can keep you warm during the Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col /Great Himalaya Trail Trek.
You need to have at least 6 pairs of thick socks during the spring & autumn but winter and monsoon need at least 8 pairs of socks for the Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col /Great Himalaya Trail Trek.
Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:
You need to have at least 4 pairs of lightweight trekking pants like Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms, Nylon hiking shorts, Softshell and hardshell trekking pants, Water/windproof trousers, and Casual pants so we can use them like the weather.
You need to have 4 ice-breaker merino wool to keep you warm from the cold or synthetic shirts and if you are not allergic to wool products, merino wool is the ideal for Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col /Great Himalaya Trail Trek.
You need to have at least three shirts.
You need to have a few pairs of underwear and this can be as much as you need as there are no washing facilities every day on Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col /Great Himalaya Trail Trek, we highly recommend you to have enough pairs of underwear.
You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind for the Makalu to Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col /Great Himalaya Trail Trek and waterproof pants may be an option.
Head and face gear:
Sun Hat or cap during the daytime, Woolen Hat for morning & Evening, and Polarized sunglasses are compulsory.
You need warm gloves.
Adapter Plug for Charging the Camera and Mobile, Camera belt, Passport belt ( nice to have), Swiss army knife (option), Flashlight, Headlamp, Water bottle, Extra camera battery, Hand sanitizer, Alarm clock, Hiking poles (optional ), and Binoculars (optional).
Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).
First Aid Medical Kit box (can be purchased in Thamel Kathmandu), Altitude Medicines (Diamox), Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Anti-diarrheic, Powerful antibiotics, and Nasal Spray or Drops.
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Why book with Us ?
We are a local adventure company that promises you to deliver the best, trek, tours or an adventure you are looking for in Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan. When you choose a company, always choose a local one. Whether it is with your group, family, friends or solo, we offer you the best life time experience.
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