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Simikot Kailash Lhasa Tour

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Simikot,  Kailash and Lhasa Tour begins after taking scenic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Simikot (2910m) in  far Western Nepal and starts trek in the world of Shangri-La. This tour will offer the exceptional type of trekking familiarity, which takes you to Tibet's mythical Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, via the hidden upper Humla valley in Nepal's western most Tibetan frontier commencing from Simikot. The Simikot, Kailash and Lhasa tour leads through a wonderful mountain area, past villages of the Thakuri, along rivers and across the Nara Lagna Pass (4580m/15022ft ) where you can see the vast Tibetan plateau and en-route their ancient culture and Tibetan tradition which, offer an great opportunity to experience Tibetan way of living museum. You will hike to the Nepali/Tibetan border till the village of Sher on the Tibetan side, where a vehicle (Jeep) will pick you up and drive toTaklakot. Geographically you are directly south of Kailash, which Hindus and Buddhists view as the "centre of the world". On your way to the holy mountain you will wander along the western shore of Lake Mansarovar and camp.  Mt Kailash, located to the far west of Tibet, is the most sacred mountain in Asia, which is venerated by Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and the ancient Bon religion of Tibet. From it flow four great rivers - the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra - which drain the vast Tibetan Plateau. It is an important site for Tibetan and Indian pilgrims who make a 53km circuit, or ‘Kora’, of the mountain.

This circumambulation, clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus and anti-clockwise for Bon followers, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime. The mountain itself is 6714m high and with its four sheer walls and snow capped peak is an awe-inspiring sight. This circumambulation, clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus and anti-clockwise for Bon followers, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime. The mountain itself is 6714m high and with its four sheer walls and snow capped peak is an awe-inspiring sight. During the Mt. Kailash Tour we will spend three days in Lhasa for visiting the wonderful sights of this fascinating city after completing a ‘Kora’ around Mt Kailash and then fly to Kathmandu or move to your onward destination.

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:  Fly from Kathmandu -  Nepalgunj & Transfer to Hotel.

Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2960m) & Trek to Dhara Pokhari (2300m/7455ft), 4-5 hrs trek.

Day 05: Simikot -  Salli Khola (2700m/8856ft),  5-6 hrs trek.

Day 06: Salli Khola -  Muchu (2920m/9578ft), 5-6 hrs trek. 

Day 07: Rest & acclimatization day.

Day 08: Muchu -  Sipsip (4330m/14202ft) 4-5 hrs trek.

Day 09: Sipsip - Hilsa (3720m/12201ft), 5-6 hrs trek

Day 10: Hilsa - Taklakot (3930m/12890ft), drive to Manasarovar (4560m/18565ft) 4-5 hrs drive.

Day 11: At Manasarovar

Day 12: Lake Manasarovar -  Tarboche (4750m/15580ft), 6-7 hrs drive.

Day 13: Tarboche -  Dira-Puk (4900m/16072ft), 4-5 hrs drive

Day 14: Dira Puk - Zutul-puk (4790m/15712ft), 4-5 hrs trek

Day 15: Zutul Puk -  Darchen (4560m/14956ft), 4-5 hrs trek.

Day 16: Darchen - Paryang (4750m/15580ft), 7-8 hrs drive.

Day 17: Paryag -  Saga (4600m/15088ft) , 8-9 hrs drive.

Day 18: Saga -  Shigatse (3900m/12792ft), 4-5 hrs drive. 

Day 19: Shigatse Sightseeing & drive to Gyantse (3950m/12956ft), 4-5 hrs drive. 

Day 20: Gyantse Sightseeing & drive to Lhasa (3650m/11972ft), 4-5 hrs drive. 

Day 21 & 22: Lhasa sightseeing tour.

Day 23: Lhasa - Kathmandu (1 hr. flight)

Day 24: Final departure

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

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

Meet MMT (Mountain Mart Treks) airport representative at International Airport and transfer to your choice of Hotel /Resort /Guest house. Free afternoon. Involve well come dinner held by MMT management, introduce guide, trip briefing and check trip necessities.

Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, day will start our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley such as, pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Stupa Bouddhanath, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Patan Durbar Square & Kathmandu Durbar Square (Freak Street) with temple, unique ancient art, architectures, museum and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip counseling and ensure once again trekking gears, medical kid and trek legalization needs.

                     “OR”

Leisure and easy day for different interest.

Day 03:  Fly from Kathmandu -  Nepalgunj & Transfer to Hotel.

Transfer to domestic airport and fly to Nepalgunj, about  one and half hour scenic flight brings you to the southern Nepal border with India. This  flat land with quite tropical, hot and humid  climate. Transfer to Hotel and check in air-conditioned  room which is top most necessity to avoid from mosquito and heat. Overnight in Nepalgunj at Hotel.

Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2960m) & Trek to Dhara Pokhari (2300m/7455ft), 4-5 hrs trek.

Early morning transfer Nepalgunj airport and we fly north of Nepalgunj about 50 minutes to Simikot, the headquarter of Nepal's most remote district, Humla. After meeting our crew, we set off on our trek, ascending from the airstrip on a rocky trail past terraced fields of barley and wheat. We ascend a forested ridge above the village town of Simikot, before making a long steep descent past Dandaphoya. The trail is then fairly level, through walnut and apricot trees, until we come to the scattered village of Dharapokhari which is separated by the Yakba Khola (Yakba stream). Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 05: Simikot -  Salli Khola (2700m/8856ft),  5-6 hrs trek.

Leaving our campsite, we cross a long scree slope and follow the river to a waterfall near the shepherds' camp at Chachera. We then climb over a ridge and bypass the village of Kermi before entering a big valley with walled fields of potato and buckwheat. After walking through a sparse pine forest we descend from the ridge to the Salli Khola(Salli stream) and camp by the river. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 06: Salli Khola -  Muchu (2920m/9578ft), 5-6 hrs trek. 

We cross the river and climb over a rocky ridge before descending to the grey waters of the Humla Karnali. After crossing another ridge we come to a sandy meadow where goat herders often camp by the river. Beyond the meadow the valley narrows and we cross several more ridges, passing the villages of Yalbang and Yangar. The trail then winds its way precariously above the river. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 07: Rest & acclimatization day.

Explore Muchu village, washing and take full day rest. Make side trip 2-3 hrs can be possible according to personal interest. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 08: Muchu -  Sipsip (4330m/14202ft) 4-5 hrs trek.

We follow the trail over a ridge to the Tumkot Khola and then walk along the rocky stream bed for a short distance before beginning a steep climb through a rock-filled gully. We pass through Palbang and its bright yellow mustard fields to the small settlement of Yari and beyond here the route climbs up the valley towards a pass, the Nara Lagna La (4580m/15022ft). We camp below the pass in a meadow known as Sipsip. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 09: Sipsip - Hilsa (3720m/12201ft), 5-6 hrs trek

From Sipsip we ascend steeply to a rock cairn marking the top of the Nara Lagna La (4580m/15022ft). Descending from the pass, we have views of the Tibetan Plateau before arriving at the village of Ranipauwa. Beyond here, we slip and slide on a surface of loose pebbles down to the Humla Karnali. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 10: Hilsa - Taklakot (3930m/12890ft), drive to Manasarovar (4560m/18565ft) 4-5 hrs drive.

Shortly after crossing the Nepal/Tibet border which is marked only by a stone pillar, we meet our Tibetan guide and Jeep then; drive about 130km, via the large trading centre of Taklakot, to Manasarovar, the most venerated of Tibet's many lakes. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 11: At Manasarovar

Today will be spent at Manasarovar, allowing our bodies time to acclimatize to the altitude and exploring this fascinating place. We will visit the picturesque Chiu Monastery on the north-west shore of the lake with the imposing sight of Mt Kailash in the background. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 12: Lake Manasarovar -  Tarboche (4750m/15580ft), 6-7 hrs drive.

We drive for about 35 km towards Mt Kailash and Tarboche which is marked by a tall pole adorned with prayer flags. This is the starting point for our Kora, the 53 km trek around the mountain. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 13: Tarboche -  Dira-Puk (4900m/16072ft), 4-5 hrs drive

From Tarboche, we walk up the Lha Chu Valley through beautiful green meadows and streams with Mt Kailash towering above us. We follow the river which enters a narrow canyon with high, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls. Continuing up the valley, the north face of Kailash comes into view before we reach the ancient monastery at Dira-puk. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 14: Dira Puk - Zutul-puk (4790m/15712ft), 4-5 hrs trek

We now leave the Lha Chu Valley and enter the Drolma Chu Valley, heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La (5630m). It's a tough climb to the summit which is festooned with prayer flags but from there it is all downhill or flat to Zutul-puk, with views of one of the highest lakes in the world, Thukpe Dzingbu Lake, known as the Lake of Compassion. At Zutul-puk, there is a monastery and several meditation caves and a cave containing an image of Milarepa. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 15: Zutul Puk -  Darchen (4560m/14956ft), 4-5 hrs trek.

On the final day of the Kora we cross several streams, and follow an impressive gorge. Along the way we are once again treated to magnificent views of Kailash. We then enter the Bharka plain and it's about an hour's walk through this desert-like landscape to Darchen. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 16: Darchen - Paryang (4750m/15580ft), 7-8 hrs drive.

Today is a long drive, about 300km, along the way; we cross the Mayun-la and make several river crossings. The scenery along this section is one of the most panoramic of the entire journey. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 17: Paryag -  Saga (4600m/15088ft) , 8-9 hrs drive.

We continue driving today along a 255km stretch of road to Saga, passing through the small, dusty town of Zhongba en route. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 18: Saga -  Shigatse (3900m/12792ft), 4-5 hrs drive.

Today is the longest drive of our journey, 452km to Shigatse. Leaving Saga, we pass the turn-off for the northern route and skirt around a lake, passing through a series of valleys. Approaching Kaga, we'll come across the first trees and agricultural fields that we've seen for many days and the town itself is situated next to a picturesque lake. We continue on to Lhatse where we join the paved Friendship Highway and follow it for the final 150km to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 19: Shigatse Sightseeing & drive to Gyantse (3950m/12956ft), 4-5 hrs drive. 

This morning in Shigatse we have time to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet, before driving 90km to Gyantse. Once in Gyantse, we can explore the Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Gyantse Kumbum. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa and its many chapels house an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 20: Gyantse Sightseeing & drive to Lhasa (3650m/11972ft), 4-5 hrs drive. 

A spectacular 261km drive today will take us over the Karo La (5045m), where we are treated to the awesome sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred metres of the road. Beyond the small, developing town of Nagartse, the road follows the bank of a beautiful turquoise lake, the Yamdrok-tso, for about 20km. We then cross the Khamba La (4794m) and continue on to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 21 & 22: Lhasa sightseeing tour.

These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung, Norbulingka, Barkhor Square. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 23: Depart from Lhasa

Morning drive to Gonggar airport and 1 hr. flight through the Trans- Himalaya including Mt. Everest(8848m) to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.

Day 24: Final departure

Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.

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Join the different extension trip

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 necessary Airport transfers (Airport pick up, drop, border pick up and etc.)

•    3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel on BB plan: two nights before tour departure and one night after the trip.

•    Tibet special  tour permit, upper Simikot/Humla(Nepal Part) special trekking permit, Mt Kailash & Kora (Parikrama) special permit

•    Tibet visa

•    All entrance fees in Tibet to monasteries, museum and different monuments.

•    Flight Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Simikot & Lhasa/Kathmandu flight.

•    3 star accommodation on BB plan with A/C in Nepalgunj which is quiet important because temperature is +45 above.

•    All necessary airport tax.

•    Full  meals during the trip (breakfast/Lunch & dinner)

•    Shigatse/Lhasa/Kathmandu tourist accommodation and breakfast.

•    All necessary accommodation in tent/guest house on twin sharing base.

•    Trekking guide & cook. (food, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation and accommodation)

•    Nepal Part necessary porters for baggage, camping gears (tens, mattress, kitchen equipments and many more) and their meals, well paid salary, equipments, insurance & accommodation.

•    All necessary camping gears such as: High quality tents, mattress, kitchen gadgets, Kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, table, sleeping bags -20 above.

•    Tibetan local tour guide  approved by Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) & driver (while in Tibet) their food, well paid salary, insurance, equipments and accommodation.

•    Transport by 4500 Land cruiser (4 people each) in Tibet part & Nepal Tibet border (friendship bridge) to Kathmandu.

•    Adequate oxygen cylinders for entire tour.  

•    Yak & Yak-men to carry baggage, food, camping equipments, fuel and etc. while making Kora (Parikrama) of Mt. Kailash.

COST EXCLUSIVE

•    Nepal visa

•    Personal expenses likewise: shopping, telephone call, laundry

•    Soft drinks, mineral water & alcoholic drinks.  

•    Extra cost of the transportation, porterage etc involved due to snowfall, landslide and unspecified services

•    Any additional expenses caused beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellation, accidents etc.

•    Tips to tour crews.

•    Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu

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.

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