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Everest Panorama Trek-12 days

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2015-03-12

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The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs !

The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs ! Ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of g...

Trip Introduction
You will collect the perfect introduction of Sherpa lifestyle, of Khumbu village, stunning views of the Lukla and country culture along with fine mountain views. If you are first time trekkers to Nepal, this is remarkable destination for you. Moreover, if you have not enough time this trek will be highly suitable for you.

This trekking route is especially designed for high mountain seekers who have not enough access to climb high mountains and has not sufficient time. To have a very impressive and exciting trek Everest panorama trek is also popular as an Everest view trekking. Trekking through the Dudh Koshi valley is very productive and entertaining. Although this is very shortest trekking of Everest region, you will be embracing with charming view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many other beautiful snowy peaks. We take you only up to Tengboche 3880m one of the famous monasteries among this area. You will have the precious moment with the nature and culture of this region.

You might have very short time in Nepal in course of business and some seminars. At that time, you can make very lucrative journey to Everest. The more vital point of this trek is every one can enjoy the ancient trade point of NAMCHE BAZAR. This trade center has carried some historical significant as it was only the trade center in Nepal through Tibet for long period. Every Saturday they are running a open market for the living-hood around this area. Where you can buy all the basic needs such as clothing, foods, logistics and many more. We can offer you more option and choice according to your health, time, and budget.


Trip Highlight

* Though it is short and easy trek in Nepal, it caters all the fun of typical trekking trail in Nepal. The trail of Everest Panorama Trek goes up and down the rolling hills so many times like the waves in an ocean.
* The landscapes including the Everest panorama, that gradually comes closer and becomes more wonderful as the trek gains the elevation. 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 like, Khumjung, Thame, Tengboche and Kunde that we encounter during our Everest Panorama 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.
* The development projects accomplished by Sir Edmund Hillary in the villages like Khumjung and Kunde.
* Additionally, Everest Panorama Trek also highlights the cultural opulence of Kathmandu Valley the day before our trek begins.



Basic Requirement of Health and Experiences
In the comparison of the others trek Everest Panorama Trek is an easy trek, which is suitable for passionate walker who can walk around 4-5 hours a day with a light daypack. If you want to enhance your strength, you need to have exercise and jogging regularly for a few weeks prior to the trip. Your Past hiking experiences may be worthy but you need special technical skill for this trek. To accomplish this tour you need perfect health condition. 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. We also recommend you to have medical check up with your doctor as well.

Trek Customization:
This trek itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this trekking adventure at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this trek to your need. We are more than happy to customize this trip to your requirements. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
(Welcome Dinner Included)

Day 02: Day Guided Tour of Kathmandu Valley. Trek Preparation
(Breakfast Included)

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (35 minutes flight) & Trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) 3 to 4 hours walking
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5 - 6 hours walking 
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 05: Acclimatization Day  in Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3,810 m/12500 ft): 4 hours walking 
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 07: Trek from Thame to Khumjung (3,810 m/12500 ft): 4 hours walking 
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 08: Trek from Khumjung to Tengboche (3,870m/12694ft): 4 hours walking 
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 09: Trek from Tengboche to Monju Via Namche (3040m/9971ft): 5 to 6 hours walking 
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 10: Trek from Monju to Lukla ( 2800m/9184ft): 4 to 5 hours walking 
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)- 30 Min Flight 
(Breakfast & Farewell Dinner Included)

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu
(Breakfast Included)

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.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information. Nevertheless, if you need more information about this trip or if you have any questions, feel very free to email us at- sales@advadventures.com Or get in touch with us from Viber/ WhatApps @ +977 98510 40806. You could call us 24X7 at= +977 9851040806.

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 PanoramaTrek with us and introduce your trekking guide to Everest Region. 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: Half day guided city tours of Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m B/B
With easy morning and breakfast, today we will start the half day tour of Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Valley is probably one of the most interesting cultural valleys with superb blend of Hinduism and Buddhism and mega edifices dedicated to deities of these religions. Moreover, the historic courtyards and palaces inside Kathmandu are artistically fascinating, which date back to ancient and medeival eras.
Firstly we will visit to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus- Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is an abode of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba). The sights of cremating deads most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati is offbeat cultural experience. From Pashupatinath we drive to nearby Buddhanath, the biggest Buddhist monastery in Asia-  This Stupa is one of the holy Stupas for the entire Nepalese. You can circumambulate around this mega shrine clockwise to witness authentic Tibetan culture scattered everywhere at Boudhanath.  
Next, we visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old Royal palace of Kathmandu where we can see lot of  temples built in different eras by different kings. The home to Kumari (Living goddess) manifests extremely fascinating architecture and walk in a freak street nearby reminds of Hippy era in Kathmandu.

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 Panorama 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 Panorama ends at Phakding.
Explore remaining with this local village. Overnight at Mt. Lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar  6-7 hrs trek
Altitude: 3440m B/L/D
The Everest Panorama 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. Almost thirty minutes of gentle walk 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 Thame 5-6 hrs trek
Altitude: 3820m B/L/D
Today our Everest Panorama Trek begins with the uphill climb to Syangboche. Just before arriving Syangboche we take a trail on the right and head towards Thame. Trekking through the villages like Phurte and Theso, where will take a breather to explore the local monasteries we will once again chase the trail beside Dudh Koshi River. Trekking for almost couple of hours up and down the rolling lush hills beside the River, we cross the bridge beyond Samde to enter Thame. Thame is big Sherpa Village of Khumbu. You can witness fascinating and authentic Sherpa culture at Thame. The home to some of world's most popular mountaineers and climbers, Thame has several landmarks to observe. Explore the monastery, a local hospital and a hydropower project in its close proximity at Thame. O/N in a Mt. Lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Khumjung 3790m 5-6 hrs trek
Altitude 3790m B/L/D
Beginning the Everest Panorama Trek from Thame, we climb uphill for a while through the jungle of pine and rhododendron. Then going up and down several times through the jungle trail we emerge out at Mende 3736m. At Mende we explore the local monastery and cross the river to begin the hike up to Kunde. Kunde is another popular village in Khumbu known for its authentic Sherpa culture and the Hillary Hospital. We will explore both these landmarks and explore the village as well. The final push of twenty minutes brings us to Khumjung.
Khumjung is very interesting Sherpa hamlet of Khumbu, which is the home to avid Sherpa Mountaineers. The signs of contribution made by Sir Edmund Hillary can be seen here in Khumjung and its surrounding areas. The valley is  ringed by snowy peaks of Kondge and Thamserku and the sacred peak of Sherpas- Mt. Khumbila, it is also believed as a monastery places that houses a yeti scalp.
In the afternoon, we will visit to Hillary School, colorful Buddhist monasteries, walk along the stony trail  to the long line of mani-walls (the longest one in Khumbu), flags and prayer wheels, visit to Hillary Hospital in Kundel. O/ N at Khumjung at Mt. Lodge. 

Day 08: Trek to Tengboche 3-4 hrs trek
Altitude: 3867m B/L/D
Today, we will hike to Tengboche. Firstly, the trail will descend down to Dudhkoshi River (almost 1 and half to 2 hours). Across the river the trail goes gradually uphill (minimum of 1.5-2 hours) through the forested path (Pine & Rhododendron forest),  to Tengboche.
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 09: Trek back to  Namche 5-6 hrs trek
Altitude: 3440m B/L/D
From Tenboche we trek along the main trail of Everest Base Camp Trek, to retrace  our way back to Namche. O/N at Namche.

Day 10: 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 Panorama Trek also the last night in the Everest Region. O/N at Lukla.

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m B/B
Our flights is in the morning for Kathmandu from Lukla. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your flight back to Kathmandu.  Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, freshen up and rest. In the evening, we will meet you again, take you feedback of Everest Panorama Trek and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu. O/N at Kathmandu

Day 12: 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 $1200 per person

What is Included?

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle (Including airport pick and drop) 
  • 03 Nights twin sharing Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel Apsara Boutique on BB plan
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in main down town
  • Half Day guided tour of Kathmandu Valley with fluent english speaking tour guide, all of his payment, cost of all sightseeing places entrance fees and monument fees
  • Everest Trekking Permit (Officially Known as Sagarmatha National Park Permit), Khumbu Village Ruralcipality Permit & TIMs Card( From TAAN)
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax and transfer
  • Everest Panorama Trek on full board of meals plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea or coffes in a cups only, seasonal fruits)
  • Trekking accommodation at comfortable & clean Mt. Lodge & Guest Houses (Nights staying in Phakding, Namche, Monjo & Lukla will be in attahced bathroom)- Rooms on twin share
  • One Advanced Adventures Trekking Leader (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance Leader/s as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • One trek sherpa porter for every two trekkers for carrying their trek luggages (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter), all the payment, trek equipment and insurance
  • AA Trek Duffle Bag, Trek T- shirt, Trekking Map, Adventure Certificate
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (To be returned after trek use)- rated to -15 Degree Celsius
  • Group medicine Kit Box (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Final departure tranfer from Kathmandu

What is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa Fee( US$- 25 for 15 days and US$- 40 for 30 days)
  • International flight in/out Nepal 
  • Your meals at Kathmandu (Except provided welcome/Farewell dinner and breakfast)
  • Cost of beverages (Such as mineral water, beer etc), Battery recharge, Phone Calls, WIFI use, extra porter etc. while on trek
  • Travel Insurance (Must includes Medical expenses, Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Assistance Guide/s and Sherpa Porters
  • Any extending trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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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.

1. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
2. Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
3. Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
4. Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
5. Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
6. Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
7. Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
8. 
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 Panorama 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 Adventures 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 3 star deluxe hotel that has all the modern amenities to ensure you comfort stay and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and Guest Houses. Mt. Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. 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.

Trekking Seasons:
We do have two best seasons to attempt this Eveerst Panorma Trek. 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.

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.

To Book
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.

Hom Rana

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Born in Bungkot village of Gorkha, Hom Rana is cheerful mountain guide with more two decades of experience. Most of the guests who trek Nepal with him thinks that he is a "cool" guide. Mr. Magar's engagement in trekking started when he was 15 years old (in year 1995). He went to Annapurna Circuit Trek and his first salary was a modest NRs 75. Hom Magar is passionate about trekking in the Himalayas. He talks fondly of the mountains, the people and the cultural heritage of Nepal.

Hom can play traditional Nepalese musical instruments like Madal and Flute. He is also fond of singing. He has a tiger face tattooed on his left arm and fondly tells his guests about the story behind it. He generally spends his free time with his family- cooking Momo and playing with his child.

He says that Nepal is a "small world with a lot to behold".

Ishor Lamichhane

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Born in Burlang, Gorkha District, Ishwor first came to Kathmandu in 1999 to get enrolled in a college to complete his under-graduation.

It was during the final year of his under-graduation that he got into tourism to support his financial instability. A novice, he first went to the Annapurna Circuit as a porter carrying a 30 kg goods on his back. He did the same for half a dozen trips, An earnest man, he waspromoted to be the porter cum guide for Annapurna trek and later guided a trek to Everest Base Camp.

He lives with his family in Kathmandu. A family guy, he loves to cook at home and help with other household chores along with assisting his children with school assignments.

His friends call him a jolly fellow. He loves dancing to folk tunes...and occasionally sings during the recreational activities in trek. He says, "If we consider going to Everest Base Camp to trek, it is not just about Everest, the cultural and natural extravanza along the way is what make the trip special [...] The fun of the trek is not in the destination but in what you meet along that way…and in Nepal one meets a lot!"

He is a man of various stories and you can talk about a variety of topics with him.

Keshar Gurung

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Born and raised in Gorkha, Keshar Gurung has almost 15 years of experience in trekking. After completing his school in Gorkha, he came to Kathmandu and started studying in Kathmandu while continuing trekking as well. 

He was in search for a job to help him sustain in the capital when he got an opportunity to work as a porter for four German trekkers in Langang trek. The job was certainly not easy, provided him ample learning opportunities which he cherished.

His first trek as a guide was 30 days’ Annapurna Circuit Trek with a Spanish guest. He loves Everest Base Camp trek because showing Mt. Everest to his guests fills him with pride and happiness.

He lives with his wife and son in Kathmandu. He believes that tourists should come to Nepal because it offers diverse tourism opportunities. Mr. Gurung is serious on his assigned job, dedicated and ensure professonal services while he is in trekking with his clients. 

Lok Bhatta

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Mr. Lok Bhatta is one of our best and professional guide in the company. He has been guiding with us from last 12 years. He have trekked over to our major trekking region of- Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Mustang Region, Manalsu Region, Langtang Region etc. He is loyal, dedicated, honest and quiet person, but do guides his groups most carefully and ensure professional and personalized services.

He is licensed from Nepal Gov, Department of Tourism as professioanl trekking guide in Nepal. He loves meeting new peoples and guiding them to our Himalayas! 

 

Rating :

2015-03-12

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The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs !

The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs !

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of going to Mt Everest.  I wanted to use a Nepal based tour group for my visit and found Advanced Adventures via Google.  I found Chet had an excellent grasp on English and he was really easy to deal with.  So my husband and I made our booking and started to train…  I have to admit I was nervous about someone actually being there at the airport when we arrived in Kathmandu, rather than some rogue website!  But all went to plan and we were greeted at the airport by our Guide and shortly thereafter met Chet Bhatta.

From the moment we were picked up at the airport, everything ran really smoothly and any last minute questions or concerns we had were quickly put at ease.  We flew in on time to Lukla airport and started the great walk.  The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs.  We made sure we did as much training as we could fit in before we left and it paid off.  Our guide was Eaklal and our Sherpa was Suresh.  They were excellent to deal with and we very well looked after.  Most days Suresh would beat us to the next teahouse and for the whole trip we never waited for than 5 minutes for our bags to arrive.  Eaklal spoke English really well and they were both more than happy to spend some free time playing some awesome Nepal card games that they taught us.

We mostly struggled with the cold.  We come from sunny Qld so the temperatures as low as -20 were a bit of a shell shock.  Although we knew how cold it could be, we thought that the teahouses would have fireplaces burning part of the day and night…  This is not the case.  Rather, most had ‘pot bellied stoves’ that we saw would only be fired up mostly between 5pm and 9pm.  This is due to the limited amount of fuel ie yak dung.  So it was hard to get warm once you stopped walking for the day.  But the amazing people, food and scenery far outweighed and concern about being cold.

The teahouses were pleasant and the food was actually really good.  It was such a good feeling to get to base camp – a big tick off the bucket list!

We had amazing weather walking up to base camp but some cloudy/foggy weather for part of the trip down.  We were lucky enough to hitch a ride back to Kathmandu via a helicopter – this was truly breathtaking flying over the Himalayas in a helicopter.  And this did not cost us an extra cent.  I am confident this only happened because of the good relationships and reputation that Advanced Adventures have.

We will certainly be recommending to our friends to make this amazing trip and to use Advanced Adventures.
 
A big thank you from Kelly and Denver Parker.
 
Mr. & Mrs. Denver & Kelly Parker
Email- kd.parker@bigpond.com


PO Box 706 Mackay QLD 4740 Australia
EBC Trek- March/April, 2014

Rating :

2014-09-10

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We can say that booking a trek with Advanced Adventures was the best decision we ever made.

We can say that booking a trek with Advanced Adventures was the best decision we ever made.

We traveled in Nepal for the first time of our life, at 49 and 52 years old, on October 2013. Carole’s life dream was to trek to Everest Base Camp. So we looked up the internet and decided to book our trip with Advanced Adventures, a Nepal local company. We can say that it was the best decision we ever made. Chet, the executive director, was very patient and replied to all the e-mails and questions we had for him to prepare our trip.

When we arrived at the airport of Kathmandu, we were taken care of by the Advanced Adventures team. They came to get us at the airport to bring us at a very nice hotel. The meals were all included and we visited the city of Kathmandu the next day with a guide just for us. For dinner at night, Chet brought us to a restaurant for a welcome traditional meal.

But the real treat started on the second day. Our guide, Lok, came with us from the hotel to the airport to take the helicopter with us. We were lucky to have an helicopter instead of a plane he said. Probably we were lucky, but we found out during our trip that Advanced Adventures makes sure to give all the best to their clients. Our guide, Lok, was always taking care of us in all matters, from our security to our meals, teas, biscuits, lodges and we never had to pay anything more than the package we paid at the beginning. Our porter, Bisnu was also so wonderful to us. He would hurry to lodges with our heavy duffle bags, so he could come back to take our backpacks so we could climb more easily to our arrival point. We noticed during the trek that we were always getting a little more from Lok and Bisnu than  other clients were getting from their guides. When we came back to Kathmandu, we had a party dinner and when we asked Chet if we could bring with some friends we made on the trek, he said: ‘’Of course they can come’’!!!
We were so spoiled from Advanced Adventures that we recommend them to everybody who want to make sure they will get the best out of a trek in the Himalayas.

Thank you again to Chet, Lok and Bisnu who helped us realized this wonderful trip and accomplishment to reach the Everest Base Camp. They certainly have a nice place in our hearths for life.

Mrs. Carole Lalande’ & Mr. Gaetan Martin- Canada

Everest Base Camp Trek at Oct- 2013

Mr. Gaetan Martin martin_gaetan@videotron.ca
Mrs. Carole Lalande’ carole_lalande@videotron.ca

 

Rating :

2014-03-28

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WOW! What an experience for life…Thanks Advanced Adventures !

WOW! What an experience for life…

I’m so happy and proud that I did this Trip with Advanced Adventures. My friends and family were telling me, if I am crazy doing this, after all that happened here. But believe me, it is so worth it. Traveling to Nepal is so safe, or even safer than before. The trek, the people, and the lodges everything was so amazing.

Thank you so many guys for making this journey so special.


Mr. Joel Martin Aponte Suarez

Kleinhueningeranlage 56, Basel, Switzerland 4057

apontejoel@yahoo.com

Everest Base Camp Trek- Sep/ 2015

Rating :

2013-10-04

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Advanced Adventures is the perfect mix of cost and services! We had a wonderful trip!

Advanced Adventures is the perfect mix of cost and services! We had a wonderful trip!

My husband and I looked around for a Nepalese tour company to organize our hike to Mt. Everest, and I found the perfect mix of cost and services with Advanced Adventures.  From the moment we stepped out of the Kathmandu airport to the moment we returned, we were in good hands.

We had booked their trip to EBC through Gokyo Lakes, but we had flight delays into Lukla, and I came down with the flu in Namche.  Despite the delays, our guide, Bhim, took it all in stride.  

He rerouted our trek and booked our tea houses, as needed, and we even started calling him Dr. Bhim as he pulled steam remedies and other treatments from his seemingly bottomless first aid kit. He kept a steady pace for us, monitoring our health all the way, and we made it to Base Camp just fine.

If you’re thinking of trekking in Nepal, which I highly recommend, you’ll be quite happy doing it with Advanced Adventures.

Mrs. Sarah & Mr. Carl Persson, USA | Email- powrcats@gmail.com

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