Everest Base Camp Trek

This is the most frequented trek and sought after almost all year around. Also called as Tea House trek. Come and explore Everest Base camp while we take you from Namchi Bazaar to EBC and Kalapathar.

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Overview

No other trek takes you closer to Everest than EBC. You would be near world’s highest peak in the world as regards to the nearness. Apart from that, you can have a thrilling ride from Kathmandu to Lukla and then start trek to EBC via Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Chukkung Valley, Lobuche, Gorak Shep and Kalapathar.

This trek is suitable for those who do not have much time to spend but a burning desire to observe the beauty of Mt. Everest closely. Of course, Nepal is known as the country of Mt. Everest and every one may have such desire that have heard or read about this highest mountain in this world. This trek provides to feel the warm hospitality of Sherpa people and closeness of Mt. Everest. This trek passes through the several Sherpa villages so one can experience Sherpa culture, visit monasteries and enjoy the mountain views of snow capped peaks Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and other great Himalayan Peaks.

Welcome to the roof of the world at Everest Base Camp.

Itinerary

Duration     : 15 days. 14 Nights Kathmandu – Kathmandu
Difficulty Level   : Moderate Strenuous

Best time to visit : April – June ; Sept – Nov

How to Arrive to Kathmandu?
By Air :-

Most major air carriers like Indian Airlines, Jet airways, Indigo and others operate daily flights to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu by flight from New Delhi is the most convenient way.

Delhi to Kathmandu by train + bus :-

• Day 1: Take a train from Delhi to Gorakhpur. The Vaishali Express leaves Delhi at around 19:45 and arrives at Gorakhpur Junction at 09:10 next morning, or there’s another train from New Delhi at 17:20 arriving Gorakhpur at 06:35 next morning. Checkout the availability and fare at:  http://www.irctc.co.in

• Day 2: Take a bus or jeep from Gorakhpur to the Nepalese frontier at Sunauli (Indian side) and Bhairawa (Nepalese side, often also called Sunauli).

• Walk across the frontier, it’s then a few minutes’ walk to the Bhairawa bus station. Take a bus or jeep on to Kathmandu. Buses take 9 to 12 hours, cost about 120 Nepalese Rupees or 230 Indian Rupees . There are many buses daily, either daytime buses leaving regularly until about 11:00 or overnight buses leaving regularly from about 16:00 until 19:00. Indian rupees may be accepted here in Bhairawa, but not further into Nepal.

• It’s also possible to travel via Varanasi. An overnight train links Delhi & Varanasi. Buses link Varanasi with the Nepalese border.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu – Either by Air or by Road.

You would have a great flight to Kathmandu and land on the Tribhuvan International airport. On your fairly interesting flight, you can have a grand view of some mountain ranges, rivers and waterfalls. Once you reach Kathmandu, you can check-in to your hotel if you have already booked one, or can choose among the many available. After this, you may hire a Sherpa to give you a brief orientation of the city. You would also like to gather more information on the trek and the do’s and don’ts. Kathmandu is also a great place to go around and have a great time. You will trek the Himalayas for some day here.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Early morning next day, you would have a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You should keep your pen- knifes, lighter, matchboxes and other related stuff in the bigger baggage than in your hand-bag to avoid any security breach and unnecessary delay. The planes are generally small for these flights but the journey is panoramic. On arrival to Lukla, you would be received by your trekking guide, if you have booked one. You will have some time to see Lukla and enjoy its beauty. Your trekking in Nepal would begin from this point.

The walk from Lukla to Phakding is gradual and has few ups and downs on the way. You would have a superb view of Kusum-Kangru, while you are crossing the short suspension bridge on your way. After a short climb, you would reach the Ghat village and another one and a half hours of gradual walk brings you to Phakdng village.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche bazaar

From Phakding, after crossing the Dudh-koshi suspension bridge, the walk is easy and pleasant with short uphill and down-hill climb. You would be re-crossing the same river again. You would have a magnificient view of Thermasarkhu which is 6,608 meters from the village of Benkar. Now you would cross the long suspension bridge over the Bhote- Koshi River. This is a busy area and is full f trekkers and porters. After here you would finally arrive to the small river of Monjo, after a climb of 20 minutes from this area. Here, you can see some interesting water mills which are used for grinding corns and barley. It is one of the major staple diet of the Sherpas. Monjo is situated below the magnificent peak of Thermasharkhu. Close to this you have the entrance to the Sagarmatha national park. At this point, your trekking permit is checked and the officials kleep a record of all the trekkers going ahead. After a gradual walk you would reach Namche bazaar. You can also get prepared for some high altitude trekking.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar

This day is reserved for acclimatization and going around the place. Namche Bazaar is a good place to shop and see magnificent views of the area. You would cherish the view of Kwangde peak and its sister peaks in the east. The houses in Namche Bazaar when looked from a distance appear to be in a U shaped bowl.
You can have a short up- hill walk towards the Sangmatha National Park headquarter. This spot is on the top of Namache Bazaar with breath-taking view of the surrounding areas. You would have a look at the giant snow- covered peaks and mountains. There is also a local museum which gives you a fair detail of the history of Himalayas, its geographic and cultural aspects, mountaineering history and various other information on the flora and fauna of the area.

The overnight stay would be in guest houses. You would be highly acclimatized to the area by this time.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

The first half of the walk is fairly simple and easy. You can reach the top of Namche Bazaar after a walk of 20 minutes. After a pleasant walk of 2 hours, you come to a small place at Shanasa. Here you can see the colorful Danphe pheasant, which is the national bird of Nepal and might also get a chance to have a look at the musk- deer and also the Himalayan Thar, which is a mountain goat that looks like an antelope. With a gradual descent, you would reach the Imjatse River at Phungitenga which is at a height of 3250 meters. After a strenuous walk from here for an hour, you would reach the religious Buddhist entrance which lies just before Tengboche.

Here, your walk is over for the day after 5 hours and you can admire and enjoy this religious place. The overnight stay is in guest houses.

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche

After you have relaxed for the day, you begin the trek towards Dingboche. The path goes through a forest that has trees like birch, juniper, fir, rhododendron etc. Through this forest you arrive to a lovely place i.e. Deboche which is at 3,650 meters. This place gives you a magnificent view of Mt. Ama Dblam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse. From here, the walk is mostly up-hill and continues to be so until you reach a large mani- wall gate. From here the way to Dingboche is divided into two paths. One of the paths towards Dingboche also goes through Pangboche. You can take this route to see more views and natural beauty.

Dingboche is a lovely place and you will find stone- walls protecting the agricultural fields. The walls are built to protect the crops from cold winds and grazing animals. Your over night stay would again be n guest houses.

Day 07: Dingboche.

Dingboche is a lovely and green place. The greenery is spread all around the village and you would find farms and crop- fields all around. The natives here grow crops like barley, buckwheat and potatoes. Dingboche has more than tea- houses so you would also like to have a cup of the same. This day is reserved for acclimatization to the weather and place. You can go for a short walk around the village or might trek to Chukung, which is 3 or 5 hours trek and at a height of 4,730 meters. Chukung is towards the east and lies within the Imjatse valley. Thought the trek is gradual, you would still feel the thin air developing around this place. At Chukung, again there are about five tae- houses and give a superb and over- looking view. You can also explore the valley in the surrounding area and later return to your guest house.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche

From Dingboche the trail diverts towards the north, and the path is gradual and easy for the first 40 – 50 minutes. After this easy walk you would come to a mani- prayer stupa. From here the trail s slightly down towards Pheriche village. On this day of your walking, you would have a beautiful view of the Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, and Pokalde, which is approximately 5,741 meters towards the north. You would also have a view of the great wall of Nuptse. You would have a pleasant walk for the next one and a half to two hours from Pheriche till you reach the small wooded bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. This place is called Thugla and is the only place which has tea- houses before Lobuche. From here another 3 hours of strenuous trekking time brings you to Lobuche which lies at one corner of the hill. The overnight stay would be in guest houses.

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep to EBC and back to Gorakshep

Today will be an exciting day for you as you are very close to your final destination. Today you will have an adventurous journey and a great trekking experience. The first walk of an hour is gradual up to the valley and leads to a grassy field. A walk of nearly 20 minutes takes you to the rocky moraine dunes. As you go ahead on your journey you can see the icy- glacial ponds and icebergs which lie below the Khumbu glacier. After a few more rocky moraine dunes and a gradual downhill walk, you reach Gorakshep.

After this, the trek to EBC can be misleading among the high- altitude trekking which is a strenuous climb. You must follow the lead Sherpa as the paths change every season due to the movement of the glaciers. But once you reach to EBC after a total of 7 hours walk, a grand view of the Khumbu ice fall awaits you. EBC is a lively place during the high expedition season.

Day 10: Hike upto Kalapatthar and retreat trek to Pheriche.

After you have trekked to the EBC and returned back to Gorakshep and an over night stay in Guest houses, you are now prepared to climb up to Kalapatthar. Besides, Gorakshep also is a good place to go around. It has a couple of tea- houses and it also used to be the base camp for trekking the Everest in the 1950’s. The walk towards Kalapather from Gorakshep starts with a few minutes of easy walk. All this while, you will be walking in the sandy fields. After here, there is a steep climb for about 45 minutes. Post this tiresome and strenuous mountaineering, you would come to the level fields and the walk from here is easy ad gradual. You would have the comfort of walking for the next one hour, post which there is again a steep trek to the top of Kalapatthar for about half an hour. The Everest from this point looks closer than you will imagine.

After here, you trek back to Pheriche.

Day 11: Pheriche to Namche bazaar.

After you have already reached your final destination the previous day, your cumbersome trekking time is almost over. You have done the Everest base camp trek and a lot of Himalayan treks. From this day onwards, you would have pleasant and easy walks throughout. You will be heading downwards to lower elevations. The walk is similar all the while to Thugla. After you reach the ridge, you would follow the stream and start traveling towards Pheriche valley. After a walk of around 40 minutes you reach the valley floor. You can take another one hour of easy and simple walk to reach Pheriche which is at 4,243 meters. You would have a wonderful the treks in Nepal by now. You trek down the slope to reach Namche bazaar. Once you reach here, the walk for the day is over and you would spend the night in guest houses and enjoy the local meals.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Phakding

Once you wake up to the lovely weather in Namche Bazaar, you would like to visit the place and go around a little bit, before you start your downhill journey. You can visit the local markets of Namche Bazaar and have a look at the local art crafts and handicrafts. You can buy a lot of stuff from here to make your journey memorable. You would like to have a small walk in and around the Sagarmatha National Park. It is a good place for photography and collecting memories. You would also enjoy the local food which has a distinct taste.

The trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding is again a simple and easy walk. You would be trekking down the slope most of the time. The beauty of the forest and distant mountains with several water- falls add to your journey a great delight. This is the beauty of Nepal trekking.

Day 13: Phakding to Lukla

This is the last day of your trekking in Nepal. Today you would have a good walk to Lukla. You can take your time and relax on your way. You would also take beaks to enjoy the natural beauty on the way. There will be a few up hill climbs but you will manage it very easily. The lush green beauty and forests will take your pain away. After this easy walk you would reach Lukla. This will be your last day with the Sherpas and other crew members, so you would like to enjoy the day with a delicious dinner and a few drinks.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

On this day you would have to wake up early as the flights to Kathmandu are generally scheduled in the morning. This is because during daytime, the weather is generally windy and there might be a delay in the flight timings. However you expect a slight delay in you r early morning flight as well if the weather is not suitable. As you make your way through the security checks and your flight takes off from Lukla airport, you would have a magnanimous view of the surrounding. Consider yourself lucky if you manage to get a window seat as you would take about 45 minutes to reach Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure from Nepal.

After you have visited Kathmandu for a day, you are prepared to depart from Kathmandu, Nepal. You have by now enjoyed the panoramic view of nature, mountains and rivers. You will be transferred to the International airport by your hotel’s taxi or the one you have arranged yourself. And this would mark your departure after an excellent trekking in Nepal.

Price

*Cost: Call us for Group discount applicable for Group size 9-10 people -Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Cost Includes:
1. 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu..
2. Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
3. Vegetarian food while on treks.
4. Government licensed guides and experienced porters, ( including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
5. Qualified & experienced trek leader and support staff.
6. All local transportation including flight tickets to and from Lukla.
7. First aid kit.
8. Porter for personal luggage (10 Kg).
9. All necessary permits and entry fees.

Cost Does Not Include:
Personal expenses, Insurance, Airfare and Camera Fees  tipping and porterage, changes due to bad weather, equipments like sleeping bags, walking pole, warm clothing etc.,

Meals on the trek:

Breakfast:
Bread/Butter/Jam/Eggs/Tibetan Bread/Honey/Tea Momo + Egg,   Corn, Veg Soup/Baked Beans/Tea/Coffee/Fruits or Porridge with fruits. Drinking Chocolate at bedtime. Tea / Coffee at early morning.

Meals:
Soup/Rice/Dal/Vegetables/Salad/Non-Veg/Dessert (Indian Meals)
Soup/Chowmein/Fried Rice /Tea Momo/Momos/Noodle Soup (Tibetan)

100%-Boiled water will be supplied before the trek every morning and refilled at lunch break. Please bring your own purifying agents for personal safety and satisfaction. Packaged drinking water (bottled water) is not allowed on Himalayas.

T&C

 TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Himalayan Fantasy always strives for cost effectiveness and better coordination by having a maximum team size of 9-10 participants. Thus initial fees collected assume a group size of 9-10 people. However, in case the group size is smaller than expected, Himalayan Fantasy representative would inform participants a month in advance of the departure date, the group size of the program. The participants would be requested to pay “the difference amount as applicable” reflecting the current size of group.

Booking must be confirmed 30 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes lot of effort, time and money in planning the trek in remote locations. You would appreciate that this time is required for us to arrange for logistics in these remote regions.

All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the participants. Himalayan Fantasy would not be responsible for the weather changes or your personal health issues.

Cancellation policy – While we strive to plan everything for you well in advance, enabling your trip to be hassle-free and fun filled. Implication is that porter fees, permits, accommodation expenses need to be paid in advance. Any cancellation would be inconvenient and loss to all those who were involved in making your journey memorable. Considering the cascading effect you would appreciate that it is fair that the cost has to be borne by you. However, our policy on cancellation would be as under:

  1. Cancellation prior to 30 days from date of departure : Full Refund
  2. Cancellation between 30 days to 20 days prior to date of departure: 50% Refund
  3.  Cancellation between 20 days prior to date of departure and departure date: No Refund
  4. No Show : No Refund

FAQ

What is trekking?
A trek is a mountain walk from place to place, rather than just rambling or day walking from a fixed base. A trek is not necessarily more arduous or uncomfortable than centre-based sojourns; we believe they are more interesting and rewarding. Trekking appeals to different people for different reasons. Most are drawn to the healthy exercise and magnificent mountain scenery, both of which are fully guaranteed. Because of the type of treks we operate, Himalayan Fantasy particularly appeals to those who are seeking unspoiled areas and an opportunity to experience the indigenous culture, history and traditions of a region. For some- certainly not everyone the lure of trekking is the desire to take on a strenuous, testing high-altitude route. Trekking is a way of life in the mountains-one needs to walk to live.

How long is the trek and how far each day walking?
Generally the trek duration depends on your interest and location of trek. Your trek can last anywhere from 2-3 days to an entire month or longer if you wish. We can accommodate day hikes, cultural visits to local villages, and relaxing rest days on your trek. The decision is up to you. It is difficult to reply you when you ask how far each day walking but it is best answered in terms of time rather than distance, as mileage is dictated by altitude and terrain. Walking time, including rests, ranges from four to eight hours but there is no hard and fast rule.

How difficult are the treks?
The difficulty of our treks depends on where you want to trek and how long you want to go. The shorter Treks tend to be easier while the longer ones require some physical fitness. Be prepared for some steep trails leading to amazing views. The pace at which you hike is up to you. We have friendly and dependable porters to assist you with your personal gear.

Where do we stay on trek?
Where acceptable Trekkers Huts facilities exist, we normally use them. Tea houses are a way of life for almost all trekkers. They are the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. We encourage all trekkers along the Dzongri, Goechala, Jholomolari, Everest, Langtang, and Annapurna treks to try our routine treks and tea house treks. Our many years of experience along these routes have helped us find the friendliest, cleanest, and most enjoyable camps/huts and tea houses with the best views.. Many have hot water available for bathing. But we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood fires due to lack of firewood in most villages and Himalayas. Deforestation is a big environmental concern in OUR HIMALAYAS. These are also great way help support local villages. In remote terrain, we camp in tents. Even if you’ve never camped before, you don’t need to worry: the tents we provide are roomy, the sleeping pads/mattresses are comfortable. On all of our treks there is a bathroom tent and a dining tent with tables and camp stools, providing a cozy, comfortable atmosphere to eat and chat with fellow trekkers during the evening.

Where and what type of food is served?
If you are on a tea house trek you will eat breakfast and dinner at your tea house. We will stop for lunch at one of the various trail side for mid lunch prepared by our cooks. If you are on a camping trek we will prepare all meals and snacks. Almost every tea house serves the traditional meal, Dal Bhat (rice and curried lentils).. Some have versions of western food such as pizza and French fries too. The choice is yours.

How safe is the food?
Food safety is always a big concern when visiting a foreign country. This is why we do our best to choose tea houses and restaurants with clean and sanitary kitchens . On our lodge treks, we provide a cook to prepare safe and tasty meals with our own set of cookery as well as hygienic cleaning facilities. The food we serve on camping trips is completely safe. Our cooks have undergone high altitude diet preparations trainings to minimise the usage of excess fuel and combined cooking.

Where do we get water during the trip?
All tea houses have boiled water for trekkers. Your guide will provide you with all the water you need during your trek. We discourage the purchase of bottled water while on the trail. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem. In a camping trek, we boil water in the morning and you will have enough boiled water in your bottle (Highly practiced in Sikkim).

Is the water safe to drink?
Your guide will be in charge of all your water needs. He will make sure all water is boiled and treated with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing the bacteria in water. We recommend you get your own water cleaning tablets if you feel so about it.

What equipment and clothing should I bring including medicines?

Personal belongings for trek:

1. Backpack (55 – 65 L) with sturdy straps and supporting frame. Quechua Forclaz 60 is a good choice.
If required,  Daypack (20L) in optional.

2.Trekking shoes –A good trekking shoes with rubber sole or PVC sole required. Please don’t wear leather or sports shoes like Nike, Rebok, Adidas etc., These shoes will not support in snow.
Ladies with smaller feet size find it a problem to get a shoe. Quechua Forclaz 500 has special trekking shoes for women.

3.  Sleeping bags. They are required to be brought by you due to hygiene reasons.

Personal belongings for trek

1. Backpack (55 – 65 L) with sturdy straps and supporting frame. Quechua Forclaz 60 is a good choice.
If required,  Daypack (20L) in optional.

2.Trekking shoes –A good trekking shoes with rubber sole or PVC sole required. Please don’t wear leather or sports shoes like Nike, Rebok, Adidas etc., These shoes will not support in snow.
Ladies with smaller feet size find it a problem to get a shoe. Quechua Forclaz 500 has special trekking shoes for women.

3.  Sleeping bags. They are required to be brought by you due to hygiene reasons.

Trousers & Other dresses

a. 3 pair of track pants (at least one should be synthetic (quick-dry) kind). Or 3 pair of cotton pants with lots of pockets. Track pants are light and would be better.  Also bring thermals where you can wear the pants on top of thermals. No Jeans pants or any other type of pants.

b. 3-4 cotton tees with collar. No bright colours like reds and fluorescents. Stick with lighter tones. There are plenty of birds to be seen on the trek and you don’t want to scare them with your sense of dress.
Avoid loose fitting clothes. They restrict your movement. Plus you are going to lose weight while on the trek. Full sleeve light sweater. A light fleece jacket would be ideal.

A full sleeve feather jacket or something similar.

c. 2-3 pairs of cotton inners (optional)

d. 1 pair of thermal inners. Best to tolerate temperature when we pitch tents on snow.

e. 3-4 pair of usual sports socks, at least one woolen pair.

f. A pair of trekking pole is mandatory.

g. Wind cheater (to escape a quick burst of rain). Or a light rain coat.

h. Woolen hand gloves + synthetic glove (water proof) – if you have one.

i. Sun glasses – curved ones will cover your eyes well. No blue coloured sunglass — they don’t block UV. Blacks, greens, browns are fine. Avoid multi tone sunglasses. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness.Sunglasses are mandatory for this trek.

People who wear spectacles, choose one of these:
a. Use contact lenses.
b. Photochromatic glasses
c. If either of the above is not possible, wear your spectacles and carry a big sunglass that can be worn over your spectacles.

j. Woolen monkey cap/balaclava.
k.Light towel (should be thin, quick drying kind).
l.Chapstick or lip balm.
m.Cold cream & sun screen lotion (SPF 40+).
n. 2 Water bottles (1 L each). Do not get any packaged water bottle like Bisleri, Aquafina and others.
o. Torch with 2 extra set of cells. Buy LED torches. They last longer, are more durable and give good light.
p. Personal toilet kit (minimal) & toilet paper.
q. Personal medicine kit containing:

Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 8 tablets
Brufen 400 – 5 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 strips
Digene – 10 tablets
Gauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

r. Some trekkers feel loss of energy more than others. While there is adequate food provided on the trek, carry lots of dry fruit combinations as snacks.
s. Small repair kit consisting of safety pins, thread and needle and a string is good idea to carry.
t.  Camera, spare films/memory-cards, batteries etc.
u. While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags.
v. Slippers/sports sandals (for walking around campsite).
x.  Sun cap and/or head-scarf.

MISCELLANEOUS BUT IMPORTANT TO NOTE;

A. Leave your denims behind – these are ill suited for treks and add weight.
B. Snacks, colas, alcohol and personal food – No need to overburden yourself with food.
C. Do not carry any disposable plastic bottles like (Bisleri, Aquafina), plastic wrapped/packaged items. Do not bring any non bio degradable material.
D. After packing, weigh your gear. It should be in the range of 8-9 kg – preferably on the lighter side. Anything heavier, you will need to iterate and remove what is not essential.
E. carry light and what is essential. As an example, toothpaste should be bought in small size (that can last you 10 days). Do not plan for “if” situations. The list of things mentioned here are exactly what you need and nothing more.
F. Dressing in layers is the mantra. So two T-shirts worn one over the other is warmer than a T shirt that is thick. This is just a guideline. Mileage vary based on your physical condition, threshold to cold etc.

Along with the above list, please ensure you also carry the following documents

1. An identification card (like driving license, voters ID card etc), along with a photocopy.
2. A passport size photo.

What happens if there is an emergency?
Himalayan Fantasy prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. But if a serious emergency occurs, then outside help is needed. Every client should have their own insurance before coming to Himalayas in-case an emergency occurs.

Is there a doctor on the trek?
We can’t guarantee a doctor on every trek, but we do try to encourage suitably experienced medical personnel to join our high altitude treks by offering a discount in return for looking after the medical needs of a group. In addition to trek doctors, our group leaders are trained in first aid.

Could you tell me how much money do I need?
This is bit of difficult to explain to you without knowing your proper holiday plan. But you can make always easy with explaining about your interest- that you like to do tour, trekking, rafting, wildlife safari, shopping etc. or with explaining about the categories of hotel that you’re going to accommodate and nature of tour you’re going to do, and total days for HIMALAYAS. We will tell you want cost for what! Then you will know the how much money should have to bring with you! Be sure while you’re in trekking or in tour- we have a safe in our office where plane tickets and money can be kept and other stuffs on our store.

What sort of experience do your guides have?
Himalayan Fantasy has some of the most dependable and experienced guides in Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan and Darjeeling. All of our guides have spent years exploring the mountains and countryside of Our Himalayas. All guides speak English and have a deep knowledge of the various trekking routes. Our guides are trained in first aid and know how to react in any situation. And most importantly our guides are friendly and enjoyable and want to share with you the true beauty of Our Himalayas.

What would be when I am single or with my family?
On your interest, we do the both single guided trek/ tour and group tour. If you are alone and willing join with other people, this is always possible. On your request we will give all the details of the member and size of the groups that you’re joining. People traveling with us may be of any nationality, either sex, alone or accompanied, experienced travelers or complete beginners. Groups are always small (in general 10 or less). English is the common language, and there can be a wide age-range. We apply no upper age limit, though we ask those over 70 for their doctor’s confirmation of their fitness to participate. Generally speaking, we regard our trips as being for adults: unaccompanied minors are not accepted, but of course we will accept accompanied minors. Our family Trek is designed to accommodate younger children.

Will we have private rooms and bathrooms?
Private rooms are available in most tea houses except for those at very high altitudes in Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Darjeeling, toilet tents will be used. Most bathrooms are shared. On our lodge treks we also provide someone to clean all bathroom facilities for our groups. Our lodge treks also include bed and pillow covers.

How difficult is the trek?
We can absolutely assure you that you do not have to be young, very experienced, or super fit to enjoy most of our treks. Our trekkers range from 17 to 70. Previous walking experience, though useful, is not essential: the great majority of our treks could be undertaken by anyone who is in good health, enjoys outdoor life, and is reasonably fit. Many of our guests casually participate in a sport such as swimming, cycling, tennis or golf.

What we do every day in trekking?
A trek day begins around 6 a.m. with a mug of coffee or tea served through your tent flap. Hot water is provided for washing and shaving, followed by breakfast. Water is provided for your water containers. We strike camp and begin walking in the pleasant cool of the morning for 3-4 hours before stopping for lunch. This two-hour break offers an opportunity to write in your diary, read and relax. The full meal typically includes fresh fruit, tinned meat, cheese, rice chapatis or biscuits, cooked vegetables, and tea or coffee. We usually reach our campsite by 4 p.m. and have tea and biscuits shortly afterwards. There is time to rest or explore before our evening meal at 6 p.m. This is the social event of the day. It begins with an appetizer and soup, followed by the main course and dessert with tea or coffee. The variety and quality of our “camp” food will delight you. Guests keep threatening to take our cooks home with them! As we mainly camp near villages, there is usually plenty of time to visit with the locals before or after dinner and sample their home brews. As night approaches, most people retire to their warm sleeping bags and are fast asleep by 9:30 p.m.

Environmental awareness?
Our approach is to raise environmental awareness in visitors to Our Himalayas. We also give information to our valuable customers on how to minimize the negative effects that their ignorance may have on Our Himalayas. We guide and help them how to trek gently and to support positive effects at culture and environmental conservation. We are also trying to protect the fragile environment and indigenous cultures of the Himalayas. We cook food by kerosene stoves, suggest you to stay in lodges that use kerosene or fuel efficient stoves/LPG’s and advise you to take hot showers when the water is heated with solar energy or hydroelectricity or black coal stove etc. We always take one extra porter to carry and manage all the garbage that our groups make in their campsite. Yearly we invest 20% of our net profit for above purpose and further more social work in the different approach of Our Himalayas. We always hearty welcome and enchant your comments and suggestions for a better way to serve our customers, environment and nature.

Why should I travel with Himalayan Fantasy and Treks?
There are many reasons. In a nutshell, we go out of our way to make sure your experience is a positive one, there will be no negative impact on the region we are visiting: after all, we live here. We give you more for your money than anyone else. And our safety record is unsurpassed. We also provide warm clothes, good walking shoes and other necessary trekking equipment for our Guide and Porters. They will get good accommodations along the way and food same as you are having on the way. All our trekking staffs are insured.

What is Altitude Sickness (AMS)?
Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a particularly important medical consideration while trekking in Nepal. Altitude sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters. The initial symptoms of AMS are as follows:
1. Nausea,
2. vomiting
3. Loss of appetite
4. Insomnia/sleeplessness
5. Persistent headache
6. Dizziness,
7. light headedness,
8. confusion Disorientation,
9. Drunken gait Weakness,
10. fatigue,
11. lassitude,
12. Heavy legs Slight swelling of hands and face
13. Breathlessness and Breathing irregularity

Reduced urine output
These symptoms are to be taken very seriously. In case of appearance of any of the above symptoms any further ascent should be reconsidered; otherwise more serious, even life-threatening problems can occur. The only cure for Altitude Sickness is to descend to lower elevations immediately. Acclimatization by ascending to no more than 300 to 500 meters per day above 3000 meters, and the proper amount of rest and re hydration are the best methods for prevention of AMS.
If you follow the simple advice of our trained guides, you won’t have to worry about complications from mountain sickness. We design our tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitude, and arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk.

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