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Kanchenjunga Trekking - 26 days

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Our Kanchenjunga trekking is one of the great wilderness treks in eastern Nepal. Kanchenjunga (8,586m/28,170ft) is a massive and independent mountain of rock and ice, which sits astride the Nepal India border. Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnager and Suketar lead to the start of our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

From Suketar, the trail undulates between ridge-villages and valley bridges over glacial streams. Altitude is lost for the first four nights before steadily rising to 4,620m at Ramche: the last outpost. A morning walk then leads onto the Yalung Glacier moraine where a flag-bedecked chorten, near the southern base camp, offers perfect views of the giant south face of Kangchenjunga and its adjacent ice-ridges.

The route then heads west to Chukkung Pokhari, en route to Ghunsa. Five linked passes, including Sinion La (4,646m), need to be crossed. This demanding route is frequently snow covered. Great views are possible from its high points. 

From Ghunsa the trail climbs northwards, through magnificent forests that give way to scrub vegetation as the altitude increases. Towering peaks rise above the trail as it works its way up the steep sided valleys. The last stage follows the moraine of the Kangchenjunga Glacier to yak pastures at Lhonak: a grassy plain 30m above the glacier and surrounded by towering ice peaks. 

A two hour walk along the moraine leads to the view point at Pang Pema. Here the glacier makes a sharp turn to the south and rises to reveal the awesome bulk of Kangchenjunga’s north face. Return to Ghunsa and then follow the river to Chirwa and Mitlung before climbing back to Suketar.

Fitness, sturdy boots, warm waterproof clothing, a good sleeping bag, day pack camera, sunscreen and hat are essential items. 

We offer both camping and teahouse trek to this region. March-May and September –November is the best time to Kanchanjunga trek. 

Outline Itinerary

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

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

OR: A day at leisure to follow your own interests. 

Day 03: Kathmandu – Biratnagar (72m/236ft), 35 minutes flight

Day 04: Fly Biratnagar – Suketar – Lali Kharka (2,220m/7,300ft), 30min flight, 3-4 hrs trek

Day 05: Lali Kharka – Sinchewa Bhanjyang (2,240m/7,400ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 6:  Sinchewa Bhanjyang – Phumphe (1,780m/5,900ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 7: Phumphe – Yamphudin (1,690m/5,600ft), 5-6 hrs  

Day 8: Yamphudin – Amji Khola (2,340m/7,800ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 9: Amji Khola – Tortong (2,990m/9,900ft), 5-6 hrs    

Day 10: Tortong – Tseram (3,870m/1,3900ft), 4 -5 hrs      

Day 11: Tseram – Ramche (4,620m/15,400ft), 2-3 hrs. 

Day 12: Ramche – South BC viewpoint – Chukkung Pokhari (4,450m/14,600ft), 5-6 hrs 

Day 13: Chukkung Pokhari – Sinelapche La (4,724m/15,500ft) – Mirgin La (4,663/15,300ft) – Sinion La (4,660m/15,290ft) – Sele La (4,115m/13,500ft) – Tamo La (3,900m/12,796ft) – Ghunsa (3,595m/11,794ft), 7-8hrs 

Day 14: Ghunsa, rest day  

Day 15: Ghunsa – Kambachen (4,150m/13,650ft), 3-4 hrs 

Day 16:  Kambachen – Lhonak (4,790m/15,900ft), 4-5 hrs

Day 17:  Lhonak – Pang Pema Base Camp (5,160m/16,923ft), 2-3 hrs

Day 18:  Pang Pema Base Camp: rest and exploration day 

Day 19: Pangpema – Kambachen (4,150m/13,650ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 20: Kambachen – Ghunsa – Phale (3,140m/10,302ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 21: Phale – Amjilosa (2,140m/7,100ft), 5-6 hrs 

Day 22: Amjilosa – Chirwa (1,190m/3,900 ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 23: Chirwa – Linkhim (1,520m/4,985ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 24: Linkhim – Suketar (2,700m/8,856ft.), 5-6 hrs

Day 25: Suketar - Biratnagar- Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 30min and 35min flights 

Day 26: Final departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward flight to your next 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.

Kanchenjunga Trekking Detail 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 2 star 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 2 star Hotel with breakfast 

Day 03: Kathmandu – Biratnagar (72m/236ft), 35 minutes flight

The journey begins with an internal flight to Biratnagar on the edge of the Indian plains, not far from Darjeeling in Sikkim. Check into the hotel; afternoon free.   

Day 04: Fly Biratnagar – Suketar – Lali Kharka (2,220m/7,300ft), 30min flight, 3-4 hrs trek

The early morning flight takes us north to the airstrip at Suketar (2,700m/8,800ft), where we meet our local porters. The trail initially follows a road along the rhododendron covered Surke Danda (ridge). It then gradually descends through dense forest to Lali Kharka. Overnight at Lali Kharka.

Day 05: Lali Kharka – Sinchewa Bhanjyang (2,240m/7,400ft), 5-6 hrs

The trail continues to descend to Tembewe before slogging up to a ridge and dropping steeply to the villages of Pokora and Simbu and on down to a suspension bridge over the Phawa Khola at 1430m/4,692ft. Climb steeply up the east side of the valley, through wheat fields, to the Limbu village Kunjari. Continue upwards to a level saddle then make a long looping traverse to the Sinchewa Bhanjyang ridge. Views of the Kabru peaks along the border and on to Kangchenjunga should be possible.  Overnight at Sinchewa.

Day 6:  Sinchewa Bhanjyang – Phumphe (1,780m/5,900ft), 5-6 hrs

Today’s trail winds through terraced fields, past several hamlets high above the Kabeli Khola. It then enters forest, passes a high waterfall and finally drops to cross the Khesewa Khola before climbing eastwards to Phumphe. Overnight at Phumphe. 

Day 7: Phumphe – Yamphudin (1,690m/5,600ft), 5-6 hrs  

The trail continues to undulate between ridges and rivers, passing through remote hamlets inhabited by friendly Rais and Limbus. A long upward pull finally leads to a knife-edge ridge before dropping into the verdant Yamphudin valley with good swimming holes near the riverside campsite. The large, prosperous agricultural village is higher up the hill. Note that this is also the last substantial village before Ghunsa, seven days away. It is also the checkpoint for trekking permits, for entry into the KCA. Overnight at Yamphudin.

Day 8: Yamphudin – Amji Khola (2,340m/7,800ft), 5-6 hrs

Cross to the east side of the river and ascend steeply through dense forest to the crest of the Dhupi Bhanjyang (2,540m/8,333ft). Numerous peaks to the east (all over 4,000m/13,120ft) line the border with Sikkim. From the summit, drop down to the Amji Khola to camp for the night. Afternoon free. Overnight at the Amji Khola.

Day 9: Amji Khola – Tortong (2,990m/9,900ft), 5-6 hrs    

Cross the river and begin the steep ascent through dense forest to the crest of the Deurali Danda at Lamite Bhanjyang (3,310m/10,860ft). The down route begins with a difficult walk through fallen trees and rock on the edge of a devastating landslide to the west. It then becomes a pleasant path, dropping through forest to the Simbuwa Khola (from the Yarlung Glacier). Follow the path up the river to a bridge that crosses it just below the quaint village of Tortong, set in a clearing of dense forest. Overnight at Tortong. 

Day 10: Tortong – Tseram (3,870m/1,3900ft), 4 -5 hrs      

Follow the riverside trail, as it climbs steadily through pine and rhododendron forest to Tseram: a summer pasture settlement, for herds from Yamphudin or below. It is also the start of the five-pass trail to Ghunsa. Two rudimentary lodges open in the trekking season. There are good views of the Yalung Glacier moraine, Rathong and the Kabru peaks. Overnight at Tseram. 

Day 11: Tseram – Ramche (4,620m/15,400ft), 2-3 hrs. 

The trail rises gently above the tree line, passing alpine yak kharkas. Pass the ruins and old mani wall of Dachenrol Monastery before ascending past the snout of the Yarlung Glacier and walking through a series of ablation valleys formed by retreating ice. Stone yak pens indicate Yarlung Bara from where a trail leads west to join the main trail to Ghunsa. Further on, more pens indicate Lapsang (4,430m/14,535ft), the site of an oft-frozen lake. Here a feint path to the west leads to the Lapsang La: an oft difficult alternative route to Ghunsa. Shy bharals may be seen on ridges. Shortly afterwards, the trail enters the broad flat valley of Ramche. A small stone building offers shelter to porters and a few old stone-walled enclosures offer rudimentary shelter for tents from the icy winds. Afternoon and overnight at Ramche.

Day 12: Ramche – South BC viewpoint – Chukkung Pokhari (4,450m/14,600ft), 5-6 hrs 

Leave early to ensure the best viewing before cloud rises. The path beyond Ramche rises gently and follows the valley around a sweeping curve before climbing on to the moraine. A chorten has been erected at an ideal site for the spectacular views of the huge south face of Kangchenjunga which appears to dominate the entire skyline. This point is ½ - 1km south of the Tso Glacier: Oktang is on the far side of the glacier’s icefall. The ridge forming the border between Nepal and Sikkim, forms a cirque, which from Kokthan in the south to the main summit (8,586m/28,170ft), is over 15km long and is nowhere less than 5,600m/18,380ft high. 

Retrace your steps to Yarlung Bara and then head west for the final climb to the small lake; Chukkung Pokhari on the Ghunsa trail. Overnight at Chukkung Pokhari. 

Day 13: Chukkung Pokhari – Sinelapche La (4,724m/15,500ft) – Mirgin La (4,663/15,300ft) – Sinion La (4,660m/15,290ft) – Sele La (4,115m/13,500ft) – Tamo La (3,900m/12,796ft) – Ghunsa (3,595m/11,794ft), 7-8hrs 

 A demanding day of trekking: particularly if the feint track is covered in snow.  The drops between the passes are not great, but the altitude and snow conditions can make for a difficult and tiring day. Superb views to the north and south are possible from high ground. There are two huts in a small valley before the Sele La where shelter is possible, before the final descent to the Tamo La and steep drop, through forest, to the village of Ghunsa. Overnight at Ghunsa

Day 14: Ghunsa, rest day  

Ghunsa is an attractive Tibetan village with homesteads spaced in wood-enclosed fields. Steep forested slopes and almost sheer rock faces form the valley sides with snow-clad peaks towering 1,000m above. 

Visit the monastery (belonging to the Khampa Dzong monasteries of Tibet) on the edge of the village. Look for locally made Tibetan carpets. Consider a day hike up the Yamatari Khola, along the Lapsang La trail, to a lake at the terminal moraine of the Yamatari glacier. Bharal may be seen grazing above the village.

Day 15: Ghunsa – Kambachen (4,150m/13,650ft), 3-4 hrs 

The trail leads north of Ghunsa through glorious larch and juniper forests on the east bank of the Ghunsa Khola. After crossing a sandy, boulder-strewn floodplain it crosses the river over a rickety, wood and stone bridge before climbing above the west bank to Rambuk Kharka (3,720m/12,205ft). The hillsides become increasingly barren as the trail rises past a high waterfall and rock falls along a narrow trail. Further on it crosses a large, sandy landslide before climbing more steeply while passing the impressive snout of the Khumbakarna (Jannu) Glacier on the opposite side of the valley. It then drops briefly into Kambachen. From here there are great views of several peaks including Jannu (7,710m/25,295ft). Lammergeyers, eagles, kites, falcons and choughs are commonly seen. Overnight at Kambachen. 

 Day 16:  Kambachen – Lhonak (4,790m/15,900ft), 4-5 hrs

The landscape becomes increasingly desolate; forged over aeons by glacial ice. The path is not strenuous but for a time negotiates the stony river bed before reaching summer-pastoral huts at Ramtang (4,370m/14,338ft). Beyond is the snout of the Kangchenjunga Glacier which has been joined by the Ramtang Glacier. Higher up, the stony path climbs over the moraine and drops to the riverbed of the Ghunsa Khola as it leaves the Lhonak Glacier to the north. Ford the river or cross on a low unstable bridge to the summer grazing kharkas at Lhonak, situated well above the main glacier. There are three small buildings and some old stone walls amongst boulders that can assist with tent-shelter from the icy winds.  Ice peaks rise in all directions with the 1½km ridge of Chang Himal (Wedge Peak) as centre piece. Tent Peak is prominent on the eastern horizon. Overnight at Lhonak.

 Day 17:  Lhonak – Pang Pema Base Camp (5,160m/16,923ft), 2-3 hrs

From Lhonak the Kangchenjunga Glacier flows eastwards for several kilometres before turning south to rise to its extensive head on the northern slopes of Kangchenjunga. The path follows the lip of the glacier over short grasses or rocky tracks that undulate with the terrain. Pang Pema lies opposite the head of the glacier and from here offers the first full view of the vast north face of the mountain. Overnight at Pang Pema.

Day 18:  Pang Pema Base Camp: rest and exploration day 

The views from Pang Pema must rank amongst the most spectacular in the world. From Kangchenjunga, an unbroken wall of peaks, nowhere less than 6,100m/20,000ft forms the border with Sikkim and to the north, Tibet. Beyond the campsite the West Langpo Glacier flows into the Kangchenjunga Glacier. A difficult route north leads over the Jonsang La into Tibet. Climb the lower slopes of Drohma Ri (5,500m/18,045ft) behind the camp for better views of the mountain – at sunrise. Walk along the Langpo moraine to Corner Camp for better views of Pyramid Peak, et al. Overnight at Pang Pema.

Day 19: Pangpema – Kambachen (4,150m/13,650ft), 5-6 hrs

The return journey from Pang Pema to Lhonak will be fairly slow, but beyond that the route is almost all downhill and thus Kambachen can easily be reached in a day. There are great views to enjoy. Overnight at Kambachen.

Day 20: Kambachen – Ghunsa – Phale (3,140m/10,302ft), 5-6 hrs

Retrace the path down to Ghunsa, for lunch. Look out for pheasants in the forest. Cross the river below the village and continue downstream beside the Ghunsa Khola, through forest and farmland, to the Tibetan summer grazing village of Phale. Visit the wooden gompa. Overnight at Phale. 

Day 21: Phale – Amjilosa (2,140m/7,100ft), 5-6 hrs 

The trail, through forests of rhododendron, conifer, birch and oak, continues down the valley, dropping to cross numerous tributaries to the last of the Tibetan villages at Gyabla. It then undulates on down to Amjilosa. Overnight at Amjilosa. 

Day 22: Amjilosa – Chirwa (1,190m/3,900 ft), 5-6 hrs

After a waterfall beyond the village, the path begins to descend fairly steeply to Sekathum which lies at the confluence of the Ghunsa and Tamur Kholas. The path then follows the western bank of the Tamur Khola and soon crosses a suspension bridge over the Simbuwa Khola that flows in from the Yarlung Glacier through Tortong.  An afternoon's walk leads to a riverside campsite a ¼hrs walk before the cheerful cluster-village of Chirwa which huddles amongst huge boulders. Overnight at Chirwa.   

Day 23: Chirwa – Linkhim (1,520m/4,985ft), 5-6 hrs

From Chirwa, leave the river trail and follow the trail that climbs above the east bank of the Tamor Khola to the hamlet at Thiwa (an exit point from the KCA). It then climbs high above the houses of Tawa, over a ridge before dropping into a side canyon to cross the Tawa Khola before climbing back to the ridge. It passes above the hamlet of Malbanse before reaching Linkhim. Overnight at Linkhim. 

Day 24: Linkhim – Suketar (2,700m/8,856ft.), 5-6 hrs

From Linkhim, the trail winds in and out of side canyons to the Limbu village to Phurumbu and a ridge overlooking a vast landslide before Jogidanda. A final 3-4hrs climb, through the Sherpa villages of Bung Kulung and Bhote Gaon leads to the airstrip at Suketar. Celebrate with a farewell dinner before saying goodbye to your trekking crew. Overnight at Suketar. 

Day 25: Suketar - Biratnagar- Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 30min and 35min flights 

After breakfast, board an early morning flight to Biratnagar and later an onward flight to Kathmandu from where you will be driven to your hotel. Afternoon free. 

Day 26: Final departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

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Why select Mountain Mart Treks to be your travel partner?

  • More than 20 years of route experiences
  •  Guests first
  • Individual trip design and fixed departures
  • Comfort & safety
  • Stress Free Travel
  • Fixed prices without hidden costs
  • Extensive range of travel service
  • World class travel service
  • Easy and flexible payment modes  
  • Financial protection
  • Staff care
  • Responsible tourism      
  • Walking and helping

Cost Inclusive:

  • All airport/Hotel transfers
  • 2 star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights on BB Plan
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
  • All mountain accommodation
  • Flight  (Kathmandu/ BiratNagar/Suketar/Biratnagar/Kathmandu )
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (Govt. registered trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits  (Kachanjhangha Restricted Area Permit,Kanchanjangha Conservation Permit )
  • A coKamprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag

Cost Exclusive:

  • Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance & evacuation

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?

* Trip Cost: Please Contact Us

Trip Length :26 days

Activities :Trekking

Difficulty :Moderate/Strenuous

Max Elevation :5160m/16928ft.

Meal :Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation :Hotel/Tent

Transportation :Flt KTM/TPJ/KTM

Best Month :March/May- September/December

Group Size :01 Min/12 Max

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