Trip Length :5 Days
Activities :Trekking tour
Max Elevation :3864m/12,676FTKhumjing
Accommodation :Hotel/Guest House
Transportation :Flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
Best Month :February-May/September-December
Group Size :01 Minimum and 10 Maximum
Our Everest short trek will show you Everest and many impressive surrounding peaks; will introduce you to the local Sherpa people, their culture and customs and take you through the landscapes they call home: at comfortable elevations.
A 35 minute Mountain flight from Kathmandu will lift you to the Tenzing Hilary airport at Lukla (2,642m/8 668ft), the gateway to Everest base camp trek. From there, this 5 days Everest short trek follows EBC trail for 3-4 hours through forest, farmland and Sherpa villages to Phakding: at a lower altitude that will help acclimatization.
Next day, we trek slowly up to Namche Bazaar (3 440m/11 287ft): the tourist and administrative hub of this region. There will be marvelous views of Thamserku and Khumbila on the way. We will spend two nights here, exploring the best highlights in the Khumbu region.
Afternoon walk to the large sherpa village of Khumjung which offers a unique and authentic experience of Sherpa traditional life in this unforgiving territory and magnificent views of Kangtega, Ama Dablam , Island Peak, Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. Retrace to Lukla for early morning flight to Kathmandu.
Note: Above trekking hours and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.
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 to 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.
Day 01: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft): – Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft), 35 min flight, ~8km, 3-4 hrs trek
Early morning transfer to the Domestic Airport for the Trans Himalayan flight and dramatic landing at Lukla: gateway to the Khumbu/Everest region. Meet your local porters and walk downhill to the Sherpa settlement of Cheplung. The trail then, follows the Dudh Khosi Valley before ascending to Ghat and Phakding.
Overnight in Phakding at Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 02: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft), ~10km, 5-6 hrs
The trail meanders through pine forest, crossing suspension bridges and several Sherpa villages to Jorsale: entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park and permit checkpoint. Thamserku (6,618m/21,714m) glistens above the village. Continue to the confluence of the Bhote and Dudh Khosi Rivers then climb steadily via the high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge with inspiring glimpses of Everest and the Nuptse – Lhotse ridge. A final three hour forest ascent leads to the administrative town of Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar at Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 03: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization and exploration day
This is a scheduled acclimatization day. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend a stop for at least one extra night. Be active: climb high and sleep low is the acclimatisation advice.
Namche Bazaar has ATMs, cyber cafés, delicious restaurant food and bakeries, plus a colourful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. Visit the Sagarmatha National Park Visitor’s Centre: with informative displays on Sherpa culture, local flora and fauna.
Walk to the traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung (3,780m/12,402ft): with fine views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest.
Return to Namche Bazaar for the night
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 04: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft), 18km, 6-7 hrs
From Namche, descend to more comfortable altitudes and the friendly farming villages from Jorsale through to Cheplung. Round off the adventure with the final 700m, 35min ascent to Lukla: and say goodbye to your porters.
Overnight in Lukla at Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 35 min flight
After an early breakfast, take the return flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of day free.
Note: All trekking hours and distances are approximate, and offer no more than a rough guide.
Remark - Please note that cloud and turbulent weather is a regular phenomenon along the Himalayan range. It is thus possible that domestic flights Kathmandu/Lukla and from 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 – November, but you need to plan for this possibility.
As a safeguard, we recommend that you add couple of buffer days after trek before your onward destination flight.
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.
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.
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
Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt
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. .
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.
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
“Trekking in Nepal? - choose Mountain Mart” - May 30, 2017
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.
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
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.
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:
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:
Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport prior to applying for a Nepal visa. The passport must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Foreigners 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. Mountain Mart Trek has listed Nepal visa information tips for travelers to Nepal.
A foreigner who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year. If any foreigner who has entered Nepal towards the end of a visa year desires to extend his/her stay into the new visa year, he/she may do so by purchasing another visa for the New Year. Provided, however, that the computation of the fees for such period shall be made on the basis of the total period of the stay.
An application for a Tourist Visa must be submitted in the format referred to in Appendix 1.
A Nepali visa issued abroad is valid for entry for three to six months from the date of issue. True -
Citizens of the following countries should be issue visa in their own country to Nepal embassy and consulate.
Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Zimbabwe.
No foreigners except Indians are entitled to Nepal without a valid visa.
Visas can be obtained from the following immigration offices in Nepal:
A copy of the Visa Form is available for use at the end of this document that avoids you long queue to pick up the Nepal visa form at the international airport.
The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on arrival at any border are as follows:
The fees payable (only in local Nepali currency) to extend the duration of your stay, or to renew a visa are:
A transit visa for one day can be obtained from Nepal's immigration offices at an entry point upon the production of a departure flight ticket via Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The fee is US$ 5 or equivalent convertible currency. A transit visa may not be extended.
A Nepali Visa can be obtained from Nepal Embassy / Consulate Offices in your country, or upon arrival at Kathmandu airport. It is also possible to obtain the visa from other border points of entry. You'll need 1 passport photo each time.
For foreign investors, a business visa with a multiple entry facility for a period of one year or five years can be obtained from the Department of Immigration on the recommendation of the Department of Industry and Commerce by paying US$ 100 and US$ 250 or equivalent convertible foreign or Nepali currency.
Note: While we try to make the information contained herein as accurate as possible, we accept no responsibility for any loss, disruption or inconvenience sustained by anyone using this information.
Foreign visitors are requested to keep a note of the dates on their Nepalese visa and their passport number to avoid possible problems. Visa extensions need to be applied for, within the valid period of the Nepalese visa.
You are requested to ensure that you get the arrival/departure stamps on your passport at the entry /exit points to avoid possible legal complications.
Living in Nepal without a passport or a valid visa is a punishable offence.
Deviation from the prescribed trekking routes mentioned on your trekking permit will be treated as a violation of the law.
You are advised to be aware of brokers/cheaters and counterfeit documents or visa/trekking permits to avoid legal complications.
Change of purpose of your stay without permission is not allowed and employment or voluntary services while on a tourist visa is strictly prohibited. It will be a punishable offence.
Be certain to register at the police and Immigration check points along any trail. It would be wise to register your trekking destination and schedule at your Embassy or Consulate.
If you encounter problems along the trails, immediately inform the nearest police or Immigration post officials.
You are requested to change money with recognized dealers and do not forget to take and keep formal receipts.
You are requested to inform the officials at an Immigration Office or Police Station of any changes in the address previously given in your visa application form or disembarkation card, and within seven days.
If, as a tourist, your stay is more than 120 days in one visa year and you wish to visit additional places for longer than 24 hours, you must register at the local police office of such places, your name, passport number and address.
You are advised to be mindful to contact the Department of Immigration to request a visa transfer in the case of getting a new passport or travel document from your embassy, and within seven days.
Passport and trekking permits should be kept by each trekker while trekking.
Filming in restricted or notified areas without permission is strictly prohibited.
Please do not take out the visa stickers from your passport and do not try to change records printed in your passport.
We request your co-operation in observing the following guidelines during your stay in Nepal. Respect local traditions, customs, values and sentiments, help to protect local culture and maintain local pride.
Indian citizens are permitted to travel in Nepal provided they have any one of the following documents:
Passport; Driving license with photograph; Identity card with photograph issued by a governmental body; Ration card with photograph; Voter identity card with photograph; Registration certificate issued by the Indian embassy to Indian citizens residing in Nepal; Ad hoc/temporary identity cards issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen in the event of exigency; Document with photograph and setting out identity, issued by the sub-divisional magistrate or authority there above.
|Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.
|Tel :||977 - 01 - 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868|
|Fax :||977 - 01 - 4433935|
|Sunday to Thursday||10:30 a.m. - 17:00 p.m. in Summer|
|10:30 a.m. - 16:00 p.m. in Winter (Nov. to Jan.)|
|Friday||10:30 a.m. -15:00 p.m.|
|Sunday to Thursday||10:30 a.m. - 15:00 p.m.|
|Friday||10:30 a.m. - 13:00 p.m.|
Note: All of the information above is based on information from the Department of Immigration of Nepal’s office and may be found on their website.
All trekkers are required to carry a Trekkers' Information Management System card (TIMS card). It is available from the Tourist Services Centre in Kathmandu: Sun – Fri 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00. It is free, but requires two passport photographs. (Trekking agencies provide the cards for their clients.) Show it at check points on trekking routes.
Trekking Permits are required for all treks that pass through Conservation Areas or National Parks.
Conservation Area permits can be purchased at the Tourist Services Centre for Rs 2000 plus two photographs.
National Park entry tickets cost Rs 3000 and require no photograph. Purchase at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation office Sun – Fri 09:00 – 14:00 only (next to the Tourist Services office).
Restricted Area Permits are required mainly for camping style trekking in remote areas near the Tibetan border – for which a guide is strongly recommended. They can only be purchased for two or more trekkers. The permits are issued by the Central Immigration Office, require two working days, your original passports (not facsimiles) and two photographs. Costs range from US$10/week to US$500/10 days plus substantial additional amounts for each additional day. These will be procured by your chosen trekking agency. Offices are open daily, but with restricted hours on Saturdays.
The foreign tourist visiting Nepal shall be granted the tourist visa.
The tourist visa shall be granted for a period in maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Visa years means January to December).
A tourist who has departed before the expiry of the period specified in the visa issued in a visa year shall not be allowed to use the visa by adding the remaining period to another visa year.
If any foreigner who has entered into Nepal towards the end of a visa year desires to spend even the period during which he may stay in Nepal with the tourist visa of the other visa year, he may use such facility.
Provided, however, that the computation of the fees for such period shall be made on the basis of the total period of his stay.
Note: Above information is based on Department of Immigration of Nepal office.