Trip Introduction


The biggest festival of Everest Region- Mani Rimdu celebrates the victory of Buddhism over Bon

(Festival Dates for 2017 is: Nov 14, Nov 15 & Nov 16)

14th Nov: First Day of Mani Rimbu Festival
15th Nov: Second Day Mani Rimbu Festival (Mask Dancing Day)
16th Nov: Ending Day of Festival (Blessing Day) 

Join the Fixed Departure Trip of Adavnced Adventures that takes you to the sacred Tengboche Monastery in Khumbu this October/November. Witness three-day long vibrant and authentic Sherpa Festival, Mani Rimdu from November 14th to 16th. Plus experience the challenges trekkers  get to enjoy during a trek to Everest Base Camp. 

Mani Rimdu Festival is the celebration of Buddhist’s victory over the ancient religion of animism, Bon. One of the major festivals of Khumbu, Mani Rimdu is celebrated by the Tibetan Buddhists of the region at the monasteries of Tengboche, Thami and Chiwang. Traditionally dressed monks wear luxuriant masks and perform the dramatic form of ritualistic dances, which manifest the victory. The biggest celebration of Khumbu, Mani Rimdu is fascinating spectacle to every western trekker. Trekkers during autumns and springs can jovially experience this highland celebration especially celebrated by the families of the guides they are trekking together with. 

During the three day celebration, the first day of Mani Rimdu involves Lamas chanting religious prayers in the courtyards of the monasteries. Second day of the festival is very much lively. Hundreds of Sherpas living in Khumbu throng to the site to observe the Lamas dressed in colorful brocade gowns and enchantingly painted paper-mache masks and their intriguing dances. The Lamas perform serious and complex traditional dances whereas; two sequences of laughably comic dances during the event make second day of Mani Rimdu an important social occasion as well as equally entertaining sight. The final day of the festival is a grand gathering of Sherpas for the all night Sherpa dance.

Trip Highlight


  • The major highlight of this festival special trek involves all religiuos procedures of Mani Rimdu. Trekkers get to enjoy the entire Mani Rimdu Festival, which begins with the construction of colorful Mandala, proceeds with the empowering session Wong and several sequences of dances like Chham, Chhingpa and Dakini and ends on thierd day with Fire Puja (Jinsak).
  • The typical trail of trekking in Nepal that goes up and down the rolling hills so many times like the waves in an ocean.
  • The landscapes including the Himalayan panorama that gradually comes closer and becomes more wonderful as the trek goes higher to Everest Base Camp. Also, the views of deep Dudh Koshi River Valley blended so well with the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park
  • The authentic Sherpa culture in the mountainous villages that we encounter during our Everest Base Camp Trek and the warm hospitality of the families of inborn mountaineers.
  • The highland monasteries, the sacred maniwalls engraved with Buddhist prayers, colorful prayer flags portraying spirituality, the memorials, chortens and the every aspect that demonstrates Tantric Buddhism of Nygingma Pa Sect.
  • The floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Kalapattar for the whole view of Everest.
  • The glacial walk over Khumbu Glacier that extends from Khumbu Icefall. The most important highlight the Everest Base Camp itself.

Can I approach this trek easily?


If you have, the extreme ability to walk around 6-8 hours a day with a light daypack and passionate feeling, this trek will be highly suitable as this is moderate trek. It is fact that having walk in higher altitudes is definitely more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Therefore, you need to be prepared to adjust in the high altitude. Advance Adventure Kindly request to all the clients to prepare themselves for Mani Rimdu Festival Special Trek 19 day/s Jogging and exercising regularly at least 3 month prior to the start of the trek. If you have the subtle experiences on walking /trekking in high altitude, environment this trek will be really easier. Your Past hiking experiences may be worthy but you need special technical skill for this trek. To accomplish the trek you should have excellent health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination. If you have pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases please kindly inform us before booking the trip. We are highly conscious about your health and safety. You can have the experiences of more demanding and challenging episode while in Trek.

Additional Information


Come directly, join honestly and become our family member without any hesitation. The door of Advance Adventure is always open for our guests. Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information from our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability in addition, others query please feel free to contact directly at +9779851040806, if you want to talk. Alternatively, please contact us via our emailsales@advadventures.com .we are eagerly waiting to welcome you in Nepal, the land of mountain and peace

Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival day in Kathmandu 1400m
  • Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu & Trek preparation-B
  • Fly to Lukla 2800m (35mins flight) and trek to Phakding 2650m 3-3.5 hrs trek-B/L/D
  • Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m 7 hrs trek-B/L/d
  • Namche Bazaar- Rest and Acclimatize-B/L/D
  • Trek to Tengboche 3867m 6 hrs trek-B/L/D
  • Trek to Dingboche 4375m 6 hrs trek-B/L/D
  • Dingboche: Rest and Acclimatize-B/L/D
  • Trek to Lobuche 4900m 5 hrs trek-B/L/D
  • Trek to Gorakshep 5180m & to Everest Base Camp 5360m and trek back to -Gorekshep 7-8 hrs trek-B/L/D
  • Trek to Kalapattar 5545m and trek down to Periche 4250m 7-8 hrs trek-B/L/D
  • Trek to Tengboche 3876m 3-4 hrs trek-B/L/D
  • In Tengboche Observation of Mani Rimdu- Wong-B/L/D
  • In Tengboche Observation of Mani Rimdu- Chham-B/L/D
  • In Tengboche Observation of Mani Rimdu-Jinsak-B/L/D
  • Trek to Namche 3440m 4-5 hrs trek-B/L/D
  • Trek to Lukla 2800m 6-7 hrs trek-B/L/D
  • Fly to Kathmandu-B/L/D
  • Departure from Kathmandu-B or D B/L/D denotes The Breakfast ,Lunch &Dinner

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.


Day 01:

Arrival day in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400m

B/B

On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you on the upcoming Everest Base camp Trek with us and introduce your trekking guide to Everest Base Camp. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Kathmandu with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel

Day 02:
Day 03:

Fly to Lukla (35 mins flight) and trek to Phakding 3-3.5 hrs trek

Altitude: Lukla- 2800m, Phakding-2650

B/L/D

We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla. The scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla caters the panorama of the peaks of Langtang, Rolwaling and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. Landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is a thrilling adventure. Instantly, after making the final arrangement for the Everest Base Camp Trek, we kick off. Trekking 200m downhill to Thado Koshi River, we cross the suspension bridge over it. The view of Mt. Kusum Kangru looming dramatically to the East is wonderful view from the bridge. Beyond the bridge the trek begins to gain altitude gradually to Ghat. Ghat is a Buddhist Village with wonderful Black Mani walls engraved with prayers in white. The final push from Ghat through scattered viallges and yak herder's camps brings us to Phakding. The first day of Everest Base Camp Trek ends at Phakding.

Explore remaining time around this local village. Overnight at Mt. Lodge

Day 04:

Trek to Namche Bazaar  6-7 hrs trek

Altitude: 3440m

B/L/D

The Everest Base Camp Trek today crosses suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River five times. The first bridge we cross comes after five minutes of walk from our hotel in Phakding.  Crossing it we trek through the forested trail on the left bank of the river for 35 minutes to Taktak. Exiting out of Taktak we get to see the magnificent view of Mt. Thameserku 6608m from a viewpoint. Almost thirty minutes of gentle walk from the viewpoint brings us to Banker. We cross the second bridge over Dudh Koshi River while making our way out of Banker. Trekking on the right bank of the river on the stony trail that goes uphill and down like the waves in the ocean, we arrive to Monjo. Walking through the typical Sherpa Village, we arrive to the Entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Trek downhill for twenty minutes on the stony trail to the river, cross the third bridge and arrive to Jorsale, where we stop for the lunch.

Post lunch, we cross the fourth bridge and trek along the right bank of the river for forty minutes to arrive at Larja Doban. At Larja Doban we sight the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. There are two elevated bridges at Larja Doban. We cross the higher one and begin the uphill climb on the stony trail towards Namche. Almost after 1 and half hour of trek we arrive to Top Danda. Savoring the first view of Everest from Top Danda, we trek uphill for the next ninety minutes through pine forest to Namche.

Day 05:

Namche Bazaar- Rest and Acclimatize

Altitude: 3440m

B/L/D

Rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down back for proper acclimatization. Today we will walk up to the Everest view Hotel, which lies at the altitude of 3880m (440m higher than Namche). 2.5 hours of uphill hike on the stony trails of open hill brings us to Everest View Hotel. Savor the views of Thameserku, Kusum Kangru, Kantega, Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam among others from the site. Trekking down back to Namche on the same trail is easy 1.5 hrs walk.

Rest of the time you may just explore Namche Bazaar, visit its Sherpa museum- a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and if this happens to be Saturday, you would have a wonderful local market (Hatt Bazaar) at Namche Bazaar. It is interesting and a wonderful experience to understand how the locals exchange their goods or buy the necessary stuffs from the market itself. Namche Bazaar, itself is a tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. O/N at Namche. 

Day 06:

Trek to Tengboche 6 hrs trek

Altitude: 3867m

B/L/D

We begin the trek with the uphill walk to emerge out of Namche. Thirty minute walk along the twisted trail savoring the views of Everest, we arrive to Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa. Almost two hours of walk on the open hillside from the stupa brings us to Kyangjuma. The view of Dudh Koshi River Valley from Kyangjuma is exceptional. 300m downhill trek through the pine forest from Kayngjuma brings us to Phungitenga, where we have our lunch. Post lunch we cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi River and begin the uphill climb to Tengboche. The first one and half hour uphill walk to Tengboche is tougher along the stony trails whereas, the next one hour is a pleasant and gradula climb through the beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. Tengboche, one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya,  is famous for its amazing views of Ama Dablam Mountain at the backdrop of Tengboche monastery itself. The Tengboche monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries of Khumbu region, your guide will take you to see this monastery surroundings, chant with Buddhist monks, enjoy the praying ceremony. O/N at Tengboche.

 

Day 07:

Trek to Dingboche 6 hrs trek

Altitude: 4375m

B/L/D

Breakfast at Tyangboche, then will start walking of this day. The trail descends down winding through the rhododendron forest to Devoche. Crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khola River beyond Devoche, we hug the valley wall, and then traverse to the plains of Pangboche village which is the biggest Sherpa  village of Khumbu. Here we have great chance to see the typical Sherpa people, culture and traditions. We will take a short hike to the monastery over to hill at Pangboche- probably the oldest monastery of Khumbu. Then, we walk thirty minutes through the village and hike for an hour through the open valley to Somare 4040m. Somare is the treeline border during Everest Base Camp Trek. We have our lunch at Somare and then begin the real adventure of Everest Base Camp Trek. Climbing gradually on a uphill trail through the glacial moraines and yak grazing lands for two and half hours we arrive to Dingboche.

Day 08:

Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Altitude: 4375m

B/L/D

On this day you will rest before the last leg of the journey. You may  explore the surrounding Chhukung and Imja valleys which are connected with the most interesting Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptse and Makalu Barun National park.

If you interested, you may hike to the Chhukung Ri(5000m Approx) for the panorama of the valley or explore the Dingboche itself with its typical local peoples and their life styles.

However, we suggest you to hike up to Nagarshang Hill, which is 300m higher than Dingboche and just 2-3 hours roundtrip. From the hilltop the views of Thameserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Cholatse and Isalnd Peak among others are wonderful. O/N at Dingboche.

Day 09:

Acclimatization day at Dingboche

Altitude: 4375m

B/L/D

On this day you will rest before the last leg of the journey. You may  explore the surrounding Chhukung and Imja valleys which are connected with the most interesting Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptse and Makalu Barun National park.

If you interested, you may hike to the Chhukung Ri(5000m Approx) for the panorama of the valley or explore the Dingboche itself with its typical local peoples and their life styles.

However, we suggest you to hike up to Nagarshang Hill, which is 300m higher than Dingboche and just 2-3 hours roundtrip. From the hilltop the views of Thameserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Cholatse and Isalnd Peak among others are wonderful. O/N at Dingboche.

Day 10:

Trek to Gorakshep & to Everest Base Camp - trek back to Gorekshep 7-8 hrs trek

Altitude: Gorakshep- 5180m, Everest Base Camp 5360m

B/L/D

The first hour of the trek today is an easy walk on the leveled trail. Then we climb up for 25 minutes or so follwed by next thrity minutes of easy hike to catch the glacial moraines of Mt. Pumori all the way to Gorakshep. Though it is quite early to have lunch at Gorakshep, we will have light lunch before kicking off the adventurous walk to Everest Base Camp.

Post lunch the walk of your lifetime to Everest Base Camp begins. Two and half hours of up and down trek on the glacial moraines extended from Khumbu Icefall is an adventurous roller coaster. Going down to the glacier crossing half of it all the way to Everest Base Camp is amazing fun walking. At Everest Base witness the colorful tents of Expedition Groups if it is peak season of climbing. Take enough photographs and feel the world's highest summit from the nearest proximity possible. At the latter half of the day trek back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Day 11:

Trek to  Kalapathar and trek down to Pheriche  7-8 hrs trek

Altitude: Kalapattar- 5545m & Periche 4250m

B/L/D

Another big day of Everest Base Camp Trek- today we climb gradually uphill on a grassland for two hours followed by twenty five minutes of walk through the black rocks to the summit of Kalapattar. Kalapattar refers to black rock in Nepali.  Kalapattar is a vantage point for the closest view of Everest. We get to see the whole of Everest from Kalapattar, which is a sight worthwhile enduring an early morning hike. Enjoy 360 degree panorama of Everest and its siblings from Kalapattar.

Then, trek back on the retracing trail to your hotel, enjoy the breakfast and begin the trek downhill towards Periche. Until Dughla we tread on the retracing trail. From Dughla, we trek downhill to the flat valley of Periche. Overnight at Periche.

Day 12:

Trek to Tengboche 3-4 hrs trek

Altitude: 3876m

B/L/D

Today, the festival special trek has relatively lesser hours to walk. We will hike on the retraceing trail for almost four hours at the most and arrive to Tengboche. At Tengboche, explore the neighborhood, which is just ready to rejoice the greatest festival of the region beginning the following day.

Day 13:

In Tengboche- Observing first day of Mani Rimdu- (Wong)

Altitude: 3876m

B/L/D

Today is the full moon day of the tenth month of Tibetan Calendar and the beginning of Mani Rimdu Festival. On the first day of Mani Rimdu just after the holy Mandala out of colorful sand is made, the ceremony of Wong to empower the attendees begin. Everyone attending the ceremony is offered the blessed pills (Mani Rilwu) and Tshreel , the sacred pills for long life. However, prior to the beginning of Wong, the Mandala Construction is done and the holy prayers are made. The sacred pills offered during the Wong are placed at the center of the Mandala so that they attain the blessing to empower those who eat them.

Day 14:

In Tengboche- Observing second day of Mani Rimdu- (Chham)

Altitude: 3876m

B/L/D

On the second day of Mani Rimdu, the dance sequences are performed. The dance sequences during Chham include Ser-Kyem and Ghing-pa. Six dancers during Ser-Kyem representing Tantric magicians offer alcohol Lamas and different dieties from silver chalices, and small tormas so that their blessings would lead them to Buddhahood.

The servants of Guru Rinpoche, Ghing- two males carrying cymbals and two females carrying drums announce the arrival of Guru Rinpoche in the festival with their dance performance.

Colorful masked dancers during Ser-Kyem and Ghing-pa and other dance sequences like Nga- Chhayma, Mi-Tsering, Rol-Chham, Thur-Dhag, Mi-Nak and Kang-wa among others are highlights on the second day of Mani Rimdu.

Day 15:

In Tengboche- Observing second day of Mani Rimdu- (Jinsak)

Altitude: 3876m

B/L/D

On the last day of Mani Rimdu, the Fire Puja aka Jinsak is an offering made to Fire God, Agni  and to the Gods emded in the colorful mandala. The offering made assures the protection of world from all possible harms, as per Buddhist beliefs.

Later, the sand mandala in the temple is broke aprt, and the remains is offered to the serpent gods (Nagas), at the spring below the monastery.

Today Mani Rimdu ends. Later in the evening, you can join a night long party Sherpas enjoy.

Day 16:

Trek back to  Namche 6-7 hrs trek

Altitude: 3440m

B/L/D

From Periche we will walk thirty minutes to exit out of the village. In next thirty minutes we arrive to the bridge, cross it and hike up almost 80 meters to get to Periche Pass 4350m. From the pass we slide down thirty minutes to merge back into the main trail of Everest Base Camp Trek, then retrace on the trail back to Namche. O/N at Namche.

Day 17:

Trek back to  Lukla  6-7 hrs trek

Altitude: 2800m

B/L/D

After the breakfast, we hike down a trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continue walking over several local villages and most of walking is through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings. Upon reaching at Lukla, freshen up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of successful Everest Base Camp Trek also the last night in the Everest Region. O/N at Lukla.

Day 18:

Trek back to  Lukla  6-7 hrs trek

Altitude: 2800m

B/L/D

After the breakfast, we hike down a trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continue walking over several local villages and most of walking is through Dudh Koshi River valley and surroundings. Upon reaching at Lukla, freshen up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of successful Everest Base Camp Trek also the last night in the Everest Region. O/N at Lukla.

Day 19:

Depart Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400m

Breakfast

Today you will depart Kathmandu. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then you are free for shopping at the Kathmandu. When the time to depart back comes, we will transfer you to the airport. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again.

Price: US $1690 per person

Inclusions

  • Airport picks up/ transfer
  • 3 Nights Standard accommodation at Kathmandu with  breakfast
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music
  • Everest Trekking permit/TIMS Card- Trekkers Security Card
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax and transfer
  • 15 nights/16 Days Everest Base Camp trek on full bard of meals (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Mt. accommodation on twin share- comfortable and clean (2 nights attached bath)
  • One Advance Adventures Trek Leader ( Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance leader as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Entire poterage cost- one porter for each two member in a group
  • All the Gov and local taxes
  • AA duffle bag and T- shirt
  • Down jacket and sleeping bags
  • Group medicine kit box
  • High altitude chamber bag for trek safety(available on above 5 pax travelling)
  • Departure transfer

Exclusions

  • Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu
  • Your meals at Kathmandu, except provided dinner and breakfast
  • Entire beverages, mineral water, beer etc. while on trek
  • Travel insurance(Must includes Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips 
  • Any extending trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

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Important Trip Notes & Activities


Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Experience & Fitness Required


This trip is not a difficult. No previous trekking experienced is required but if you have, it is a great plus point. This trek is a non technical walk. The highest height you would reach on this trip is 5545m from sea level. The walk involves a lots of ups and downs, takes you through local villages, farming lands, terraces, and river side but as long as you have strength of walking for 4 to 6 hours a day, you are qualified for the trek however you should be having a moderate health and fitness. 

We strongly suggest travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up of your health and report us while booking a trip with us. 

A part of the health and fitness, participant must be having a positive attitude and strong determination for the successful trip. 

Passport & Visa Information


Nepal Visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa. 

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453, 

Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Group Size


In this Everest Base Camp Trek, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date. 

Our Guides, Trip & Safety:


Because these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags. 

Meals and Accommodations:


While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at standard hotels ( Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower) similar of 2 to 3 star standard hotel and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, they are clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200. 

In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between. 

Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.

(Upgrade hotel to 4 stars or 5 stars is possible in Kathmandu, please write us if you interested) 

Trekking Seasons:


We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek to Everest Base Camp. As this trip is a big trip to you, we always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible. 

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.

Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek at this cold time or not. 

Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek.

Vaccination:


Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling. 

Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal. 

Caring Porter:


Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters. 

The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.

Communication facilities on this Trek:


These days, there are enough communication facilities on this trek, most of the local villages has local telephone booth phone thus if required, you can easily communicate with your friends and family however the cost is slightly expensive, 2 to 3 dlr per minute. Nowadays, during the clear days, reception of Nepalese cell phones is on throughout the trail, your guide will have Cell phone on the trip.

At, Lukla & Namche, there are internet facilities available as well so if you need to get in touch with your business, family and friends online, it is possible here however the cost of internet is pretty expensive- 1 USD for 15 Min.

Booking This Trip:


Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us.

Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process. For additional information, you could contact us at sales@advadventures.com

Notation: Airport Stops Route

Equipments

It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Head:
Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Hands:
Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Upper 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 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this

 

Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
 

Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
 

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Small wash towel

Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars 
Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Walkman 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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