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Simikot Kailash Zhangmu Tour

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Simikot, Kailash and Zhangmu tour is very exhausting and the distances traveled are much longer. Generally, we begin our trek from Simikot in Nepal to Mt. Kailas, the holy mountain of Tibet.

Our Simikot Kailash Zhangmu Tour begins in Nepal and takes you by foot into Tibet. This tour offers the breathtaking adventure that takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see as you trek up on to the Tibetan plateau through the eastern Himalaya. You will be sure to witness scenes and scenery that will live in your head for your entire life time. Our trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu -Nepaljung - Simikot in the northwestern corner of Nepal. We then walk through forests, valleys, fields and villages to cross the border into Tibet at Sher.

Before opening Simikot - Hilsa route travelers used to travel to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar either through Lhasa or via Zhangmu. The tour to Mt. Kailash starts from Simikot which is situated at an elevation of 2910 meters and climbs up to Na-Lagna pass (4330 meters) sooner than accomplishment the parched Tibetan Plateau. From Simikot, it takes a 6 day’s journey to reach the Tibetan border town, which is plenty of time to be adapted in high altitude. There is no direct air service from Kathmandu to Simikot, fly to Nepalgunj the regional hub of western Nepal, stay overnight and then next morning fly to Simikot north of Nepalgunj. Monsoon rains often make delay the Nepalgunj-Simikot flights and make it difficult to get tickets, so it is always better to book this trip as earlier as possible.

Brief 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/9708ft) & trek to Majgaun (2700m/8856ft), 4-5 hrs trek.

Day 05: Majgaon - Kermi (2,690m/8823ft), 5/6 hrs trek.

Day 06: Kermi - Yalbang Chaur (2,760m/9052ft), 5/6 hrs trek.

Day 07: Yalbang Chaur - Tumkot Khola (2,800m/9154ft), 5/6 hrs trek.

Day 08: Tumkot Khola - Yari (3,450 m/11316ft), 5/6 hrs trek.

Day 09: Yari – Hilsa - Sher (3500m/11480ft), 7/8 hrs trek.

Day 10: Hilsa – Sher( 3,600m/11808ft) & drive to Taklakot (3,600m/11808ft), 1 ½ hrs drive.

Day 11: Taklakot - Lake Manasarovar( 4,558m/14950ft), 95km 4/5 hrs drive.

Day 12: Lake Mansarovar – Tirthapuri ( 85km 4/5hrs drive.

Day 13: Tirthapuri

Day 14: Toling Gompa 241 Km

Day 15: Sightseeing Tirthapuri

Day 16: Toling Gompa - Tsada

Day 17: Tsada - Darchen

Day 18 Darchen - Dirapuk (4909m/16101ft), 18km 7/8 hrs trek.

Day 19 :Dirapuk - Zutulpuk Monastery (4790m/15711ft), 20 km 6/7 hrs trek.

Day 20 : Zutulphuk - Darchen (15Km, 6/7 hrs trek) and drive to Mansarovar Lake (Hor Chyu) 45 km, 1/2 hrs trek.

Day 21: Hor Chyu/Paryang: 221 km 7/8 hrs.

Day 22: Paryang - Saga 241km 8/9 hrs.

Day 23: Drive to Zhangmu (2300m/7544ft) - 181 km, 5/6 hrs trek.

Day 24: Drive to Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft), 5/6 hrs drive.

Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu or join in different adventure trip or transfer to Airport for your onward destination. 

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.

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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 04: fly to Simikot (2960m/9708ft) & trek to Majgaun (2700m/8856ft), 4-5 hrs trek.

Landing at Simikot airport after 50 minutes flight from Nepalganj trek starts hiking towards at an elevation of 3800m after crossing this pass trail descends gradually until reaching at Majgaon also locally known as Tuling 2,700m. The walking span will be approximately 4/5 hours that will allow the chances of few greeneries of wheat and barley fields which is the major crops of this region. It depends upon the physical condition of the guests if they realize for any rest during these days the itinerary is flexible. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 05: Majgaon - Kermi (2,690m/8823ft), 5/6 hrs trek.

The trail follows through Dharapani after breakfast and this day would be little tough. Elsewhere that would be decided by the cook lunch will be served as sometimes it would not be at the fixed place due to unavailability of water on the route. As indicated above after 5/6 hrs. walking we will reach Kermi. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 06: Kermi - Yalbang Chaur (2,760m/9052ft), 5/6 hrs trek.

Climbing over a ridge we will walk through a valley having potato and wheat fields, besides this pine forest, many cairns would be other attractions at an approximate height of 2,990m. would be really wonderful experiences of the day. Then route allows trekkers alleviation by going down to the bank of the Chumsa Khola. After crossing this river no choice we should start climbing up with a very steep and rocky escarpment and this day we can say a day several of ups and downs. Ultimately we will descend to the bank of Karnali River, and after short walk we will reach at Yalbang Chaur. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07: Yalbang Chaur - Tumkot Khola (2,800m/9154ft), 5/6 hrs trek.

This day we shall be going little bit higher altitude of 2,890m.some villages on the route after passing a main village named Yangar; we go down walking until the trail meets a small unknown river various upwards and downwards should be met with until reaching another camping spot Tumkot Khola. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08: Tumkot Khola - Yari (3,450 m/11316ft), 5/6 hrs trek.

Another river called Bumachiya Khola comes along the route then another steep that is situated at the height of 3,310m, some mustard fields could be seen after walking through some forests we will reach at a great Jhyakthang Chu Valley stretching out before Yari. This day ends at Yari where camp will be set at the surrounding of Yari an ultimate Police Station is located here for the security of the trekkers. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09: Yari – Hilsa - Sher (3500m/11480ft), 7/8 hrs trek.

This day's experience will be different day to scenery of flat valleys on the way that leads towards Nara Lagna La Pass at 4580m/15022ft with a gradual ascending. Then immediately route descends to Ranipuwa which is we can say or consider a real trek of the day until the Humla Karnali River. The continue to walk that will last reaching Hilsa where a stone pillar signifying Nepal/Tibet border then after a short walk we will reach at Sher.

Day 10: Hilsa – Sher( 3,600m/11808ft) & drive to Taklakot (3,600m/11808ft), 1 ½ hrs drive.

20 minutes walk from Hilsa to Sher at the moment Jeep will be awaiting there from Tibet side. on the way we will see Kocher Monstery where the prominent famous Sakya Monastery is located there was built in the 6th century. After this we will precede our drive to Taklakot that takes around 1 and half hour to reach locally Tibetans call this place Purang a place of trading center. A expanding market is situated in the proximity of Karnali River bridge almost all shops are made of mud walls and white canvas roofs. Tibetan wool trade is another famous business of this place and another extension of the sightseeing will be at the 2,890m remains of Simbling Gompa is considered as the biggest monastery and this night will be staying at Taklakot Guest House.

Day 11: Taklakot - Lake Manasarovar( 4,558m/14950ft), 95km 4/5 hrs drive.

Day starts by driving towards the Lake Mansarovar leaving the route of Manay Tibetan styled settlements, Gurla La pass 4,590m. we also can see other lakes including a big holy lake of Tibet. This night's camp will be set at a wonderful base of the Chiu Gompa. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Lake Mansarovar – Tirthapuri ( 85km 4/5hrs drive.

It would be another exciting day as confronting the yak herding and sheep flocking nomads roving around. They pitched the black tents for overnight stay. Besides this, there would be seen some small rivulets.

Day 13: Tirthapuri

Drive to old Bonpo Capital Tschang and Back to Tirthapuri Camp 'Tirthapuri' to Hindus, 'Tetapuri' to Tibetans, is the holy power place of the Hindu Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. It is the power place for the Goddess Bajra Barahi and Tara to the Buddhist. The hot spring here is the main holy sight for the pilgrims and it represents the female element, while Mt. Kailash, the male. 'Tirthapuri' considered the third holiest place in Ngari. This is where Heruka subdued Rudra, and according to Tantrism, this holy place is considered one of the 24 major power places on the sub-continent. It is renowned for its blessing of red and white earth from the hot spring. There is the Dugpa Kagyu Monastery nearby. There is a famous monastery known as Gurem Monastery a medical Lama is residing.

Day 14: Toling Gompa 241 Km

Overnight at guesthouses tent pitching is not allowed. Tirthpuri 4,330m situated at the west part of part of Tibet of Ali road that turns from Mont-ser Army Camp 11 km to the southern part situated at the bank of Satlej River.  A distance of 75 km from Darchen. having hot springs and several meditating caves including famous one is called Guru Rimpoche /Padmasambhav cave. Toling, a remote area is remarkable to this tour and exploring these surroundings overnight stay at guesthouse. Toling 3,780m was the capital of Guge and two main monasteries Khochar and Tabo were built by a renowned king Yeshe O in 996 AD.

Day 15: Sightseeing Tirthapuri

Drive to Tsaparang Gompa early morning17th century capital was shifted at Tsaparang and Guge Palace built in 10th century and drive back to Toling. Again sightseeing continue in the afternoon to explore Khochar and Tabo monasteries surroundings of Toling and overnight stay at guesthouse. Now it is developing town having shops, restaurants, means of communications, hospitals not like before. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Toling Gompa - Tsada

Drive to Tsada, citadel on the mountaintop and drive back to overnight camp.

Day 17: Tsada - Darchen

Drive to Tarboche (between Tarboche and Chuku Gompa river side) 125km overnight at guesthouse.

Day 18 Darchen - Dirapuk (4909m/16101ft), 18km 7/8 hrs trek.

After a short drive from Darchen about 4km ending at Tarpuche from where the hiking starts for an encirclement of Holy Mount Kailash. This is the first day of hiking and an opportunity of to enjoying the stupas (chortens) and sky burial site of the 84 Mahasiddas. Besides this several rivulets forcibly flowing of white water petering out beautiful cascades, a stunning view of Holy Mount Kailsha itself, in the route Chukku Monastery and ultimately day ends at Dirapuk Monastery. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 19 :Dirapuk - Zutulpuk Monastery (4790m/15711ft), 20 km 6/7 hrs trek.

Day will be counted as  hardest one of the tour by crossing of rocky and rockeries trails that ascends to Dolma~La Pass 5,630m. Before crossing this pass there is another important holy place should not be avoided known as Gauri Kunda. After a nice break at the top of the pass we will head down the steep trail to our eventual campsite at Zutulpuk Monastery 4,790m, near the cave of miracles where Milarepa meditated. Overnight stay in tented camp.

Day 20 : Zutulphuk - Darchen (15Km, 6/7 hrs trek) and drive to Mansarovar Lake (Hor Chyu) 45 km, 1/2 hrs trek.

Ending day of the circumambulation that will last approximately three-hour walk brings back to Darchen and 45km between Zutulphuk and Darchen where the Jeep will be awaiting to transfer to the camping place in the bank of Lake Mansarovar also called Hor Chyu. Overnight stay in tented camp.

Day 21: Hor Chyu/Paryang: 221 km 7/8 hrs.

Lake Manasarovar is one of the holiest lakes among others located in the land of Tibet. By following the cosmological concept of Hinduism and Buddhism on four prominent rivers named Brahmaputra, Sutlej, Ganga and Indus it is described the source that is originated with this Lake is proved to be true. You can realized the truth as these rivers starts from this Lake. You can see the astounding face of Mount. Gurula Mandhata 7,728m, Trugo Monastery and Chiu Monastery. We shall drive back to Paryang from Hor Chyu for overnight stay.

Day 22: Paryang - Saga 241km 8/9 hrs.

Road crossing with wondrous valleys, several clean watered rivers, amazing yaks and sheep grazing pasturages, nomads, traders tour continues towards Saga. Other part of the attraction can be highlighted with marvelous landscapes, snow-capped mountain peaks, sand dunes, and typical geographical composition in the land of Tibet that make your  tour worthwhile enjoying the day which lasts at Saga.

Day 23: Drive to Zhangmu (2300m/7544ft) - 181 km, 5/6 hrs trek.

After we leave Tingri, crossing two high passes, Lalung La at altitude of 5124 meters and the Shung La 5200meters. On the way, we are rewarded by the magnificent landscapes of the surrounding peaks including Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar. Then our journey heads towards the arid Tibetan Plateau to Zhangmu on the Nepalese border. As we leave Tibet, it appears an incredibly lush and green. Overnight at hotel.

Day 24: Drive to Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft), 5/6 hrs drive.

Leaving Zhangmu behind, we join the Friendship Bridge passing the Bhote Koshi River and mark the Chinese - Nepalese border. After that short drive, we say good-bye to our Tibetan guide. Then we drive and walk to Nepalese Immigration Control in Kodari, there we have our Nepalese staff, completing the re-entry formalities we'll drive towards Kathmandu 132km, which may take 4/5 hours, it depends on road & weather conditions. Overnight at hotel.

Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu or join in different adventure trip or transfer to Airport for your onward destination. 

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

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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