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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek - 23 days

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Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek follows the original route into the Solu-Khumbu region used by the early explores of Everest. A new road allows buses to continue beyond Jiri to Shivalaya where the trek now begins. The Sherpa people, formerly from Tibet, live chiefly in the Solu region along the Dudh Kosi River and the Khumbu region above Lukla. This Jiri to Everest Base Camp trekking route is still used by porters and pack animals, but fewer trekkers than Lukla to Base Camp Trek.

In the first week, the trail passes through beautifully terraced farmlands, forests and classic middle-hill countryside. It offers simple amenities and ample time to acclimatize while encountering the culture, customs and life style of the friendly and hospitable Hindu and Buddhist communities.

The Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri trail begins at an altitude of 1800 m and crosses numerous ridges: dropping low to rivers at around 1500 m and ascending passes over 3000 m. Rest and acclimatization days are taken at Junbesi (2680 m, visit the Thubten Chholing Monastery) and at Namche Bazaar (3440 m, the business hub of the Khumbu region).

Beyond Namche, the ‘up and down’ trail continues to rise while night-time temperatures drops and you move deeper into the mountains. Beyond Tengboche (with its large monastery, rhododendrons and great scenery) the villages become smaller– and the going tougher yet more dramatic. Vegetation now becomes more stunted and eventually gives way to rock, ice and pure breathtaking glacial landscapes.

A final acclimatization day is taken at Dingboche. Then slow walks up to Lobuche, Gorak Shep and along the “tracks” to Base Camp. After a second night at Gorak Shep, an early morning trek up Kala Patthar should offer stupendous views that include the peaks of Pumori, Everest and the South Col, Nuptse and Lhotse, set amongst numerous other ranges.

The down-journey to Namche retraces the up-route more quickly and from there it is a day’s walk to Lukla for an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Good boots, warm-waterproof clothing, a good sleeping bag, day pack, camera, sunscreen and a hat are essential items for your trek to the Himalayas. Our Classic Jiri to Everest trek package includes meals, accommodation and safe drinking water. The main trekking seasons are Spring (March - May) and Autumn (September, October) but we offer this trek during all four seasons.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
  • Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
  • Day 03 Kathmandu – Shivalaya (1,767m/5,510ft): 8-10 hrs bus drive.
  • Day 04 Shivalaya – Bhandar(2,200m/7,200ft): 5-6 hrs
  • Day 05 Bhandar–Sete(2,520m/8,220ft): 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06 Sete–Junbesi(2,680m/8,850ft): 6-7 hrs
  • Day 07 Explore Junbesi surrounding include Thubten Choling Monastery
  • Day 08 Junbesi – Nunthala (2,250m/7,500ft): 5-6 hrs trek.
  • Day 09 Nunthala–Bupsa (2,360m/7,750ft): 5-6 hrs trek.
  • Day 10 Bupsa–Ghat (2,590m/8,550ft): 5-6 hrs trek
  • Day 11 Ghat-Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 5-6 hrs trek.
  • Day 12 Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar(3,440m/11,284ft)
  • Day 13 Namche Bazzar-Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hrs
  • Day 14 Tengboche-Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hrs
  • Day 15 Acclimatization day in Dingboche
  • Day 16 Dingboche–Lobuche (4,940 /16,207ft): 4-5 hrs.
  • Day 17 Lobuche-Gorak Shep (5,160 m/17,000ft)-Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): Gorak Shep:7 to 8 hrs
  • Day 18 Gorak Shep-Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft)- Pheriche (4280m/14,070ft): 7-8 hrs
  • Day 19 Pheriche–Phortse (3,750m /12,300ft): 4-5 hrs
  • Day 20 Phortse–Monjo ((2,800m /9,200ft): 5-6 hrs
  • Day 21 Monjo–Lukla (2,780m /9,175ft): 5-6 hrs walk
  • Day 22 Lukla–Kathmandu by Air (1,300m /4,264ft): 35 minutes airstrip.
  • Day 23 Final departure

Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.

Check List

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Mountain Mart Trek in Kathmandu 
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by MMT in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking Details Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

    Our Mountain Mart Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Please, look for our Treks and Expeditions play card. Transfer to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon stroll Tourist colourful market Thamel down town.

    Overnight in Kathmandu at Boutique Hotel with breakfast

  • Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City excursion

    After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak Street and more.

    Overnight in Kathmandu at Boutique Hotel with breakfast.

  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Shivalaya (1,767m/5,510ft): 8-10 hrs bus drive.

    Morning drive along with Kathmandu/Kodari (overland Tibet entry point) highway in the beginning 3 hours and cross Sun Koshi river toward Mude(3540 m) following crumble ascended bumpy road . It’s a scenic drive along with terraced field, typical villages and panoramic view of eastern Himalayan including Ganesh Himal, Lantang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and many more snow-capped ranges. Finally, a long picturesque bus journey arrives a little river bank town Shivalaya. Overnight at Hotel in Shivalaya.

  • Day 04: Shivalaya – Bhandar(2,200m/7,200ft): 5-6 hrs trek.

    From Shivalaya the route crosses a stream, then starts a steep climb toward the next pass Sangbadanda at 2150m) Climb continue less steeply pass several isolated , but large and prosperous houses. The trail climbs steeply in the forest to another tea shop at Mabhir, cross another stream and final climb to pass at 2705m Deurali. This pass signifies now we are entering an area donated by Tibetan culture because of an impressive array of long mani wall including beautiful mountain range though on distance. There is sweeping view of the Likhu Khola valley and Bhandar, a large Sherpa settlement far below in a hanging valley. Trail drops about two hours to arrive our day destination Bhandar. Overnight at Hotel in Bhandar.

  • Day 05: Bhandar – Sete (2,520m/8,220ft): 5-6 hrs.

    From the village square of Bhandar the trail descends through the lower fields of village, then follows a small stream. It cross the stream and descends through deep forest. Leaving the forest, the trail drops into a canyon, passing Barandas, where local kids sell walking sticks to help you out on the steep descent toward another riverbank little Sherpa town Kenja. (1570m) Trail ascends steeply toward Lamjura pass , the first part of ascend is very steep, then it become less severe as you gain elevation. After about two hours of climbing you reach Chimbu, at 2140m. There is a trail junction, take right hand fork to Sete. Overdnight stay at Hotel in Sete.

  • Day 06: Sete – Junbesi (2,680m 8,850ft): 6-7 hrs.

    It’s a long day, but fairly gradual climb although in spots it gets steep from Sete to the top of Lamjura Pass (3530m) The way is scenic and varied through the rhododendron, magnolia, maple and birch forest long ranges of Himalayas on the background. In spring the ridge is alive with blooming rhododendron – white, red and pink blooms over the entire hillside. The day also delightful for bird lover, some of most colorful ones are found in this zone. Since you probably be crossing the pass about noon or early afternoon, it will be cloudy, cold and windy. The route descends down steeply eastern side of the pass about 400 m through fragrant fir and hemlock forest to the stream and small wooden Hotel. Trail climbs again to the huge painted mani wall at the head of the valley, then climbs over the ridge to a vintage point overlooking Junbesi a splendid Sherpa village amidst beautiful surroundings at 2680m.

  • Day 07: Explore Junbesi surrounding include Thubten Choling Monastery

    With its attractive lodges and bazzar atmosphere, Junbesi is a good place to take a rest day and there are some interesting side walk to Buddhist monasteries in the surrounding hills. Away to the north, Numbur (6959m), known in Sherpa as Shorong Yul Lha (god of Solu), over the large green valley. In the middle of Junbesi, the Tashi Thongmon Gompa was founded in the sixteenth century butt the monastery building destroyed several times by fire. By the large yellow- topped Stupa in the middle of the village, the Junbesi school is one of the largest Hillary school, with more than 300 pupils attending classes primary to higher secondary. In the opposite direction the valley of Junbesi Khola runs toward Thubten Choling monastery (300m)a large Tibetan monastery founded by the revered Trulsuk Rinpoche who fled to Nepal from Rongbuk Gompa in Tibet with large group Anis (nuns)and monk in the 1960s. Since then, many more refugees have fled to Thubten Choling en-route to join the Dalai Lamaat Dharmashala in India. It makes worth to visit either before lunch or after on the rest day.

  • Day 08: Junbesi – Nunthala (2,250m/7,500ft): 5-6 hrs.

    The trail cross the Junbes Khola on the wooden bridge at 2610m. The route to Nunthala follows the left hand trail that leads steeply in the trees looping in and out of side ridge to Khurtang at 2980m which has first view of Everest (8848m), Thamserku (6608m) and Mera Peak (6461m). Everest seems like dwarfed by its much lower neighbors. The trail turns north, still climbing, then descend down to suspension bridge over the Ringmo Khola and ascends to Ringmo village toward Takshindo La at 3071m. marked by large chorten. A few minutes below the pass, on the eastern side, the trail passes the isolated monastery of Takshindo., a superb example of Sherpa monastic architecture at 2900m. The trail descends through conifer and rhododendron forest alive with birds through dense forest. Trail crosses many picturesque streams on wooden bridges just before it reaches Nunthala (Manidingma) at 2250. Overnight at Hotel in Nunthala.

  • Day 09: Nunthala – Bupsa (2,360m/7,750ft): 5-6 hrs.

    From Nunthala the descends continues to Dudh Koshi (milk river), cross large suspension bridge then trail ascends through terraced field and yard of houses Jubing a Rais settlement to Kharih khola at 2010m. From Khari Khola you can see your next destination a cluster of building above on the ridge Bupsa. The trail descends from the village and crosses the Khari Khola on a suspension bridge near some water-driven mills at 1930m, then makes a steep climb to Bupsa(Bumshing) at 2300m. Overnight at Hotel in Bupsa.

  • Day 10: Bupsa – Ghat (2,590m/8,550ft): 5-6 hrs.

    Today, our trail climbs steadily, but gently, through forest inhabited by monkeys. Climb to the ridge, pass mani wall, which has the view of Mt. Khumbila and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) Keep climbing up to a clif in the rock, then into another canyon on the ridge at 2840 overlooking Paiya (Chitok) a Sherpa settlement completely surrounded by forest at 2720m. from the ridge, the trail turns almost due east as it descends into the deep canyon of Paiya Khola. The trail climb up and down for an hour after Paiya toward small tributary next to Dudh Koshi at 2290m Surkhe. After Surkhe trail climbs about 15 minutes to trail a junction where stone staircases on the right leads to Lukla and north up the sleep canyon leads to Chauri Kharka a large green Sherpa village at 2630m. A gentle flat trail along the middle of village encounters another trail from Lukla to Everest Base camp. The trail continues along the side of the Dudh Koshi valley passing villages and crossing Thado Koshi before to Ghat Overnight stay in Ghat.

  • Day 11: Ghat - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 5-6 hrs.

    Our trail ascends to ridge and trough rocky path of Phakding. Cross long suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi river and trek leads through a beautiful pine forest, along Dudh Koshi River crossing many suspension bridges via Sherpa villages Benkar, Chimoa, Monjo and Jorsole. National Park permit check point with the tranquility view of glistering Mt. Thamserku (6618 m) Trail continues through the Dudh Koshi riverbed to the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. Trail climbs steadily crossing high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge. On the way inspiring glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse- Lhotse ridge. About 3 hours ascend through the wonderful pine forest finally reach a prosperous trading and administrative village Namche Bazar. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 12: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

    It’s a scheduled acclimatization day of the trek. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend to hold at least one extra night. Stay active and roaming instead of being lazy. Namche Bazar has ATMs, cyber cafés, finger licking delicious restaurants, bakery, colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. There is day trip starts visiting Sagarmatha (Everest) National park visitor centre on the hillock where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plants and animal life of the Everest region. Then take entertaining acclimatization side trip to large traditional Sherpa village Khumjung with the view of Thamserku, Khaantaiga, Ama Dablam, Mt, Everest aqnd many more. Evening back to Namche Bazar for overnight.

    We could trek alternatively north of Namche Bazar to Thame, enroute to Ngangpa La (5 hours, go and back) with the panoramic view of Himalayas which are not seen in EBC route.

  • Day 13: Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5-6 hrs.

    The trail leads moderately flat with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The trail continues wild lives spot of musk deer (a herd of Himalayan Thar) colorful pheasant (Danphe, National bird) Trail descend to Dudh Koshi river where few lodges and series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring you to Tenboche. The famous Gomba (Tengboche Monastery) with the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks. During October/November in full moon the colorful Mani Rimdu festival is held here with masked dancing and Tibetan opera in the monastery courtyard.

  • Day 14: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hrs.

    The trail descend to Deboche a small village with Chortens and Mani stone walls and nun monastery. Cross suspension bridge over Imja Khola (Imja Strasm) and gradually ascend to pangboche with the towering view of Ama Dablam (most beautiful mountain in Everest region) Trail follows upstream closer to Imja River fairly moderate up toward Imja valley. The trail fairly seen open to the confluence of Lobuche river and begin last part of the day to Dingboche the last Sherpa settlement with the beautiful terraced field enclosed by stone wall to avoid barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 15: Acclimatization day in Dingboche

    It’s another scheduled rest day of the trek. This increases your fitness and oxygen level into thin air. A day hike returns 4/5 hours up to Imjatse valley to Chukkung (4730m /15600ft) is perfect destination to acclimatize. Trail leads with the breathtaking landscapes, marvelous view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Imja glacier onwards east of the Imjatse Valley. Although the trek is gradual ascend, you will feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly towards Chhukung. Lunch in Chukung observing tranquility of Imjatse valley, glacier and Himalays. Afternoon retrace to Dingboche and overnight.

  • Day 16: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940/16,207ft): 4-5 hrs.

    Trail climbs to ridge with the towering view of Tawache peak & Cholatse. Trail continues through the Yak grazing pasture to Dhukla (4620 /15158ft) crossing a wooden bridge on roaring stream. Trail leads steep up to gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour, then bears left to the group of memorialsto lost climbers and Sherpas, including Scott Fischer who died in the 1996, Everest disaster. This place has awesome view of Khumbutse (6623m), Lingtren (6697), Pumori (7145 m) and Mahalangur Himal.Everest is hidden behind the towering wall of Nuptse an Lhotse. Follow the valley upstream about an hour to Lobuche. Overnight at Guest House.

  • Day 17: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,160m/17,000ft) - Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): - Gorak Shep,7-8 hrs.

    The trail follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. Base Camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Icefall and colorful camp site of Everest expedition during expedition season. Trek back to Gorakshep for overnight.

  • Day 18: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192 ft) - Pheriche (4,280m/14,070ft): 7-8 hrs.

    The trail climbs 2/3 hrs. up to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18192 ft) early in the morning to see first day sun light from top of the world (Mt. Everest) This is milestone of the trek to inspect panoramic view with the fantastic sunrise over Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nupte, Mt. Ama Dablam and many more After accomplish Kala Patthar, trek down to Gorakshep and retrace down to Pheriche to the warmer and better night sleep. Overnight in Pheriche.

  • Day 19: Pheriche – Phortse (3,750m/12,300ft): 4-5 hrs.

    Trail descend down through the highest Sherpa permanent settlement whole year around. It’s believed Pangboche monastery is the oldest in Khumbu region built in 16th century. The trail continues over Imja Khola (Imja river) along the hillside with wildlife site of musk deer, mountain goat(Himalayan Thar) and many species of birds including colorful Pheasant (Danphe- Nepal National Bird) Trail alternatively offers Sherpa Cultural Heritage and more quite as most of the tourist follow Everest Highway route to Namche Bazar. Overnight in Phortse. (Gateway to Gokyo lake)

  • Day 20: Phortse – Monjo ((2,800m/9,200ft): 5-6 hrs.

    Trail leads to the confluence of Everest Base Camp trek and Gokyo Lake trek. Then follow the wider trail round aside the hill to Namche Bazar. Descend down to National Park check point to lower green valley. Jorsalle then right up next is final destination Monjo. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 21: Monjo – Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft): 5-6 hrs.

    Trail follows down steam of Dudh Koshi river retracing to Phakding. Trail leads to Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Kosh. Last section of the day, about 45 minutes ascend to accomplish entire trek. Reconfirm flight Ticket and see off to local porters. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 22: Lukla – Kathmandu by Air (1,300m/4,264ft): 35 minutes airstrip.

    Fly Back to Kathmandu (35 minutes) in the morning and transfer to Hotel. Free in the afternoon.

    Overnight in Kathmandu at Boutique Hotel with breakfast

  • Day 23: Final Departure

    After breakfast, transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination

Remark - Please note that cloud and turbulent weather is a regular phenomenon along the Himalayan range. It is thus possible that domestic flights from Kathmandu to/from Lukla may have to be delayed for a few hours or even cancelled for a day or more. Fortunately this does not happen frequently during the high seasons of March – May or September to November: but you need to plan for this possibility.

As a safeguard we recommend that you add on a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

Cost Inclusive:

  • All airport transfers 
  • Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast 
  • City tour in Kathmandu covering 4 UNESCO heritage sites 
  • Ground transpor Kathmandu-Shivalayat by public bus 
  • Flights Lukla–Kathmandu (Weight limit:10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight) 
  • All airport taxes 
  • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek 
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies and energy bar) 
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation (5 nights private room with indepednet bathroom/hotshower and remaining Soft, comfortable, twin sharing private room with share toilet)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Oxymeter to update oxygen status into your body during the trek 
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
  • Souvenir; Everest Base Camp Route map printed Polo Shirt

Cost Exclusive:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Kathmandu city tour guide and entrance fees 
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi- Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping 

Trip Information Section

Meals

Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.

Accommodation

A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.

Drinking water:

Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem

Route Map

Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt

What to take

This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .

Important to note:

Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.

Why Travel with Us?

Our outdoor staffs are fully insured and well equipped. MMT offers attractive salary packages to guides, porters and other trekking staffs. We also pay sustainable salaries/wages during low season when no work is available. Our porters may carry a maximum mass of 30 kilograms.

We have extensive logistical experience in both individual and group tour operations. We customize your holdiay as per requirment and  always endeavour to meet ultimate expetation. MMT tour operaters are professionalize in Nepal trekking, high adventure passes, climbing and mountaineering, cultural tours, white water rafting and many more.

Safety and trip comfort are no compromises and top priorities of the company inclusively to both clients and trekking crews. Our trekking leaders are pharmacy trained and have considerable knowledge on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) from different training workshops conducted by HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association), KEEP (Kathmandu Education Invironment Project) and TAAN (Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal) . We believe health is wealth:  Guides and porters are fully insured and sufficient trekking gear is supplied by MMT.  Emergency First Aid Kits are carried by trek leaders for health support for clients and trekking staff.  We are constantly in communication with our trek leaders about weather issues which might influence trips.

We are an independent ultimate outdoor adventure team, based in Nepal, who explore and experience the unspoiled flora, fauna and landscapes of the towering Himalayas as well as the treasures of myth and legend of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mountain Mart Treks offers a splendid alternative solution for adventure, fun, research, and eco tourism to these South Asian countries. We believe each our happy client is our next trek.

Mountain Mart Trek has numerous fixed departures trekking tours to match several travelers. Besides, we also offer customize guaranteed departure dates upon your advice and make happen comfortably. MMT will organize treks for groups with specific interests and will adjust itineraries for groups with age-specific requirements. Group sizes can range from a single trekker up to a maximum of 10 people

Our trekking team has more than 20 years route experiences in remote adventure, peak climbing, expeditions, culture and nature research, whatever your condition we will help you to achieve your final goal. We believe in adventure beyond the fun.   We are more specialized in unbeaten and unspoiled nature finder trekking operator..

Our prices are extremely competitive and our service will touch your feelings. We have a good business relationship with domestic and international airlines, hotels and resorts and are the sole agents for several treks and tours. We guarantee fair prices and top class unexpected Services.We offer a transparent travel service and no hidden costs will hit our clients during their trip.

MMT offers a one stop travel solution and is proud to inform our valued clients that all types of travel service, including international air bookings, visa services for India, Tibet, Bhutan, and China are on offer. Apart from trekking, we are the sole agents for mountain climbing expeditions, white water rafting, wildlife safaris, cultural tours, bird watching tours as well as budget and group tours to Tibet and Bhutan

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Frequently Asked Questions Section

  • Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport prior to apply for a Nepal visa. The passport must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Travelers can obtain a Nepalese visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or at a border immigration office. One recent copy of a passport size color photo is required to apply for Tourist Visa to Nepal.

    Visa Fees: 

    • The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on arrival at any border are as follows:
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days: US$ 25 payable only in USD dollars.
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days: US$ 40 payable only in USD dollars
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days: US$ 100 payable only in USD dollars
  • Yes, our Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside the Terminal Hall (after you have completed passport, immigration and visa requirements) He will be displaying our Mountain Mart Treks & Expedition logo with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

  • Mountain Mart Treks & Expeditions is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure. With that in mind, we use a mixture of local buses and taxis, private mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and sometimes land cruisers for journeys into the mountains, to and from trekking points. The choice of vehicle will also depend on the size of your group. See the “Price Includes” section for your trek’s options. All vehicles are maneuverable and flexible enabling us to take you through the narrow roads of Nepal. We carefully omit to talk about he crazy, exciting, heart thumping driving that whips you from place to place.

    Should you have special transport requests, please contact us.

  • We use standard rooms, as per our “Price Includes” section, in Kathmandu. We serve you lodge double room available in the route in sharing basis. This service provide as per trekking plan you purchased with us. Lodges are mostly in village, which allows you to buy sweets and drinks, which we do not carry with us. For Tea House (lodge) trekking you will get a double room, on shared basis, as per your trekking plan.

  • Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately fit. No previous experience is required. To condition yourself for trekking, some physical fitness programs such as regular walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering a trek. Whilst on a trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before you become fully acclimatized to altitude.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day, as per itinerary, is included. If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us beforehand.

  • Hot showers will be available in some lodges at your own expense.

  • Electricity will not always be available, especially in more remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you – and don’t forget your adapters! Your guide will know where you will be able to charge your batteries next.

  • There are telephones in a few villages along the routes from which you can make international calls. Cell phone reception cannot be relied on in the mountains and in many regions not at all. If required, we can supply a satellite phone service. Please inform us should you need this service, which must be at your expense.

  • In most cities yes, to some extent, however once you leave the cities behind, you can only use cash. Make sure that you take sufficient Nepalese rupees for your needs in small denominations. In some places, Dollars, Euros and Pounds will be accepted.

  • It all depends on your spending habits. 15 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, souvenir shopping of local crafts when available and a few drinks. You can buy these things only in certain villages.

  • Tips are always expected. It is good to tip trekking staff at the end of a trek. The standard recommendation for tipping is for each person, in a group of 10 or more persons, to tip the guide US$ 10 per day and each porter US$ 3 per day. For groups of one or two persons and above USD$ 12 per day for guide and USD$ 5 for porter is recommended.

  • Please bring a water bottle to fill with purified water. We will provide you with purified water to each day. So you don’t need anything unless you want to bring your own water purifier (If so, please inform us beforehand). You can also buy mineral water in some villages along the trail.

  • All stuff what you have are not necessary to take to trekking as this makes your porter extra heavy and things can be lost and damaged during the trek. You can leave such stuff at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Mountain Mart Trekking store. Luggage storage facility is absolutely free of cost.

  • We plan each trek to depart at our customer’s convenience. Usually, a day or two after you fly into Kathmandu; spend a day or two in the capital, meeting the team, checking on all the gear and then departing after breakfast on the prearranged day.

  • A valid Passport – which must be valid for at least 6 months after you return from your tour. It needs to contain few blank pages. Bring minimum five copies of passport size photos to issue your arrival Nepal visa (which is payable only on USD cash) and trekking permits

    • Travel insurance; keep a separate photocopy with Mountain Mart Trek and into your main baggage.
    • Cash and Traveler’s Checks: keep serial numbers and proof of purchase separately.
    • Flight tickets
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.
    • Passport photos:
      • One for your Nepal entry visa at the airport.
      • Four for your trekking permit and more photos for a multiple entry visa for onward trips to your next port.
    • Visa fees are:
    • US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entry that is payable only in USD cash. Maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek.
    • Departure taxes are included in flight tickets to any destination since 2005.
  • Yes, our company insures all our trekking staff: guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.

  • Whilst on a trek, our porters will take care of your luggage service as per the “Price Includes” section. Your porter may carry a maximum of 15kg of luggage per person, in a soft bag A porter carries two trekkers’ bags (30kg).All you need to carry is your small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, sun cream and sufficient warm and rain clothing for the day.

  • Weather in the Himalayas is notoriously difficult to predict: expect the unexpected. Nights are generally much cooler than the day. In winter (December to February) nights can be cold while days are beautiful (and warm when the sun is out). Snow can fall at any time of the year. Temperatures can range from 15°C to 25°C above 5000m. It is important to stay warm and dry in any conditions – so carry sufficient gear in you pack each day.

  • Yes, providing your group size meets tour agreed minimum, we include a free place for a leader, company representative and teacher.

    • 16 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for one leader.
    • 25 participants in a group – get free trekking package for two persons.
    • 40 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for three persons.
  • The safety and well-being of our clients is our first priority. Whilst acknowledging that there are inherent risks in all travel that can never be totally eliminated, we endeavor to minimize any risks or dangers that have the potential to lead to any more than reasonable level of physical or emotional distress for our clients, staff and partners.

    We aim to do this by:

    • Ensuring the chosen itinerary is appropriate for your group.
    • Seeking medical assurance from you that medical advisor prior to trekking departure to ensure all travellers are suitable for the challenge ahead
    • Ensuring that our guides are all first aid trained, carry a comprehensive first-aid kit and are fully competent in handling emergency evacuation procedures
    • Ensuring that our guides carry mobile or satellite phones: Mobile or satellite phone communication is available on most trekking routes which provide direct access to our company.
    • Providing a doctor to escort all school trekking groups and on request for charity challenges. Insisting that a complete risk assessment be provided prior travel and trek.
    • Requiring each client to complete and sign our risk assessment form prior to departure for a trek. Insisting that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and trekkers. Insurance documentation to be provided prior to any trek.
  • A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along the route we can add days at your request (with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if given sufficient time to make the arrangements.

  • Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trek. Please browse our trip extension on home page and the following suggestions offer a few possibilities:

    • Everest Flight – A one hour early morning flight to see Mt Everest and its surrounding peaks. A ticket
    • includes the flight plus transfers to and from the airport (weather permitting).
    • Trisuli River Rafting – A one or two day package, including return road transport.
    • Chitwan Jungle Safari Package – 2 nights 3 days. Longer trips are also available.
    • Kathmandu City Tour
    • Meditation Tour- 2/3 days
    • Tibet Tour
    • Bhutan Tour
    • India Tour
    • Volunteering at a School in a Village.

Please contact us for more ideas and information: whatever your interests?

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