Region: Everest Region Nepal
Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Cultural Observation
Accommodation: Lodge, Camping, Resort Hotels
Access: Lukla to Namche Bazaar.
Transportation: Local Bus and Jeep, Horse, Airplane
Best Season: Autumn and Spring
Maximum Height: 5545m
Ultimate Everest Trekking is a bit strenuous trekking trail compared to the popular Everest Base Camp Trek with two high passes: the Renjo La (5345m) and another Cho La (5420m). These two passes can be ideal for those looking for some serious trekking but do not have much of technical knowledge in climbing. Passing through the two rugged high passes this trek is less traveled due to its strenuous nature of trek that takes us slowly through the Sherpa villages and Yak pastures before reaching Gokyo Valley via Renjo pass. The view of Everest from here is priceless and worth all the hard walks. Finally taking you to the Everest Base Camp.
Ultimate Everest trek will also take you to Namche Bazaar which is popular with trekkers. Mostly used for altitude acclimatization where people stay for a night or two to acclimatize themselves to the thinning oxygen levels in the air, this is also a getaway to most of the treks to Base Camp and other Expedition in this area. The town has a number of lodgings and store catering to the needs of visitors as well as a number of internet cafes, making it on few places in the region where trekkers can access the internet. The trek will also take you to Khumjung which is another famous village in this area. Khumjung village is located in the Khumbu region inside Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site. It lies at the elevation of 3970m above sea level and situated near Mt. Khumbila (5761m.) which is believed to be a sacred mountain and thus no attempts to climb this mountain is made. A monastery in Khumjung also boasts to have a Yeti scalp and is one of the attractions in this village. With communication such as internet and mobiles available, this village is one of the main attractions in this region. With Everest View Hotel (3880m.) which is the highest located hotel in the world and commands a spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m.)
These two passes can be perfect for those looking for some serious trekking but do not have much of technical knowledge in climbing. Renjo La is a high pass that lies on the elevation of 5300m. The view from Renjo La is one of its kinds where far down you see Gokyo Valley with Gokyo lake with some lodges around. The panoramic view of Mt. Everest from this area is something where you can get from nowhere else in Ultimate Everest Trekking region. Cho La is another high pass is location 5420m from above sea level that connects to the village of Dzongla (4830m) to the east and the village of Thangnak (4700m) to the west.
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Welcome with bunch of flower assistance at the Airport and meet with our staff (One of our company staff will be waiting you at the Airport with display your name "..............." and pick up by our private Japanese car and than 20 minutes drive to the Hotel. After few minutes rest in hotel, Visit in our office and have hot/cold drinks (Tea/Coffee) waiting to serve and have join together, One of our staff will brief you regarding the trip and introduction with your guide. O/N at hotel.
Day 02: 40 minutes flight to Lukla (2728m) with guide and meet porter then commence trek to Phakding (2640m) 2 and half hrs (B.L.D)
Day 03: Phakding to Namche (3,400m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche short hike to Syangboche for the best panoramic Mount Everest view from the Everest view Hotel and than back to Namche (B.L.D)
Day 05: Namche trek to Tengboche (3,870m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 06: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4,360m) 6 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 07: Dingboche acclimatization day anc visit Chhukung and than back to Dingboche 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 08: Dingboche trek to Dughla (4,620m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 09: Dughla trek to Lobuche (4,930m) 2 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 10: Lobuche trek to Gorakshep (5,160m) and ascent to Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and back to Gorakshep 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 11: Early morning before sunrise visit to Kala Pattar for the best panoramic view (5545m). And return back to Gorakshep, having breakfast than continue trek down to Dzongla (4,830m). 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 12: Dzongla trek to Thangnak (4,700m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 13: Thangnak trek to Gokyo (4,750m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 14: Acclimatization day in Gokyo (B.L.D)
Day 15: Gokyo trek to Lungden (4,350m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 16: Lungden trek to Thame (3,750m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 17: Thame trek to Khumjung (3,870m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 18: Khumjung trek to Monjo (2,840m) 5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 19: Monjo trek to Lukla (2,800m)5 hrs (B.L.D)
Day 20: Morning after breakfast 40 minutes fly back to Kathmandu and than transfer to hotel. (B)
Day 21: Full day guided sightseeing in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square. Rest of the time for shopping (B)
Day 22: Final departure to the airport by our private vehicle. (B)
Where is Nepal?
Nepal, a sovereign Independent Kingdom, lies between 80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude. It is bounded on the north by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China; on the east by Sikkim and West Bengal of the Indian Union on the south by Indian States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and on the west by Uttar Pradesh of Indian Union. The length of the Kingdom is 885 kilometers east-west and its breath varies from 145 to 241 kilometers north-south. Climatically, it lies in the temperate zone with the added advantage of altitude.
Why is Nepal such a fascinating country for many people?
The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a land of scenic mountains, time-worn temples and some of the best walking trails on Earth. It's a small country, but it's rich in scenic splendor and exotic cultures. The people of Nepal are as diverse as their country and represent distinct cultures and races.
Though they speak a variety of tongues and practice different religions, they are the friendliest people that you would ever meet. The kingdom has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination and it's a difficult place to dislodge from your memory once you return. So, wait until you're actually here in Nepal.
As a traveler, there is endless number of surprises Nepal has to offer you. Kathmandu Valley with its thousands of Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, stunning architecture and rich pageantry can be quite beyond words. If you are careful enough not to get entangled in the superficial facade of a flatly "modernizing" capital city, Kathmandu probably offers you as exotic and urban experience as you can get.
Beyond Kathmandu, it’s another world altogether. Most travelers to Nepal want to check out the truly spectacular Himalayas along with the higher hills. A few go there to scale the high mountains, but many are nature lovers who trek along landscapes filled with deep valleys, lush forests, snow trails, terraced fields, and above all, the most hospitable people.
Travelers to Nepal also love making a safari trip to one of the National Parks in Nepal. The most popular one is the Chitwan National Park in the southern plains which hosts a diverse wildlife reserves including the rare Asian one-horn rhino.
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
What do I need to get my visa?
You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office upon your arrival day at the entry points of Nepal.
What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?
There's no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.
In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Nepal Airlines (NAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight. Alternatively, if you have time and enthusiasm, traveling overland to Nepal via India is an option.
When is the best time to travel in Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.
What is the national language of Nepal?
Nepal's national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language - the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.
What's the common form of greeting in Nepal?
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 5 to 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.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?
Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977 1 4212737 First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last digits are telephone numbers.
What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn't been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.
Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.
Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming' package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.
What are health requirements to visit Nepal?
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.
What about getting to Nepal from Tibet?
The crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Kodari is only open to organized groups but not to individual travelers heading north. Be prepared with alternative plans if you're thinking about using this route, because landslides regularly make it impassable during the monsoon.