Involves trekking up to 6 hours a day upt 5400 meters for the duration of 9 -18 days . Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips.
Trek to the foot of Mount Everest and back. You will be standing next to Everest for real, one hell of a story for lifetime.
The Everest region is cold, arid and unforgiving. You have to walk on snow, on trails carved on the sides of mountains and over deep gorges. So why do we dare? Because the little mountaineer within us says we can. At Everest, being so high and so removed from the rest of the world gives you a unique point of view of looking at life. In this trip, you will stand on the base of Mount Everest and also climb an actual mountain. In short, it is Himalayas at their best.
One of us will be there to pick you up as you land into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at your hotel where we will brief you on your big trip ahead while you muse on your Himalayan adventure of a lifetime.
A half-an-hour flight takes you toLukla, a small tourist town overlooking Everest. Landing into the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at an altitude of puts you officially inside the Everest Region from where you will begin yourEverest Base Camp trek. We will start with a five-hour warmup trip downhill to Monjo village and rest for the day.
Not more than three hours of hiking andgaining 2,000 feet in altitude will get you to Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa town with probably more tourists than Sherpas.You will be entering into the Sagarmatha National Park and walking through suspension bridges over vertigo-inducing gorgesto get there. You will find just about everythingatNamche Bazaarso you might want to go for a last minute shopping or perhaps chill out at night club. While acclimatising to the freezing temperature and an elevation of 11,290 feet at Namche, you will get to meet travellers like yourself who are heading to or returning from Everest.
You will again climb 2,000 feet through rhododendron forests to reach Pangboche village. At 13,074 feet, Pangboche is cold and arid and you might feel the first real signs of fatigue in your journey.But you will be treated with a view of majestic Mount Ama Dablam(22,349 feet) from this base camp to reenergize you. This place is also popular among tourists as several sightings of the Yeti have been reported here.
By now, you will find yourself quite acclimatized to the Himalayas and a few-hours’ hike to Thukla will be relatively easy. You can either rest all afternoon or walk around the village to meet the always-smiling Sherpas. Your much-awaited trip to Mount Everest will just be a day away.
A very short trek will take you to Gorakshep, a village sitting on top of a frozen lakebed at 16,942 feet.Thisvillage will serve us lunch and will be our final stop on ourtrek to the Everest Base Camp.It’s a two to three hours walk to the base camp from hereand you will get to stand on the foot of the tallest peak in the world. Gaze at the Everest as much as you want but you cannot camp here with your trekking permit so we will have to return to Gorakshep before night.
We will ascent to Kala Patthar, which lies on the southern ridge of Mount Pumori (23,494 feet). It’s a two-hour uphill expedition that will put to test your mountain-climbing skills. Here, at an elevation of 18,519 feet, you will get the best panoramic view of the Everestalong withthe Khumbu Glacier and other Himalayan peaks.It’s all downhill from hereand we will descend to Pangboche, the same place where we were on Day 04.
We will again walk through forests, suspension bridges and alongside mountain ridges to reach Namche Bazaar, 5,000 feet below Kala Patthar, the highest point in your travel. It is an easy downhill trek and upon reaching Namche, you will feel like you are back to the society after your ordeal with wilderness.It’s a great place to share your experience with fellow trekkers and look back on the feat you just achieved.
It will be a five-hourtrek down to Lukla, the place where it all started. Your Everest Base Camp trek ends here and Lukla is famous for hosting your end-of-journey party. You will not have to walk anymore.
You will reach Kathmandu in no time and the hustle and bustle of the city will be a noisy reminder of your serene Himalayan adventure. You might want to visit some landmarks of the city beforewe have a farewell dinner to officially end your vacation. We suspect you will have mixed feelings throughout the night: excited to get back home but sad to leave Nepal behind.
We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be gone with recollections of your Himalayan journey to keep you busy throughout the flight.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 200.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
You have to book your own international flight from your country to Nepal and back according to your trip departure dates.
A chauffeur from Mountain Kick will come receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Representatives of the company will visit you at the hotel itself and brief you on your trip.
You will trek in the Himalayas in a group of international travellers fully assisted by our guides, porters and local support staff. We will take care of your entire trip as soon as you land in Kathmandu and safely take to your preferred destination and back as per the package you choose. Travel will involve plenty of sightseeing and mixing with local culture.
A regular person can complete the trip with help from our guides and porters. But it is important that you are healthy and have no physical injuries. Trekking for long hours in high altitude and difficult terrain will surely put a strain on your body and you might suffer severe physical and mental breakdown, especially if you are trekking in the Himalayas for the first time. It is, therefore, expected that you have taken light endurance training especially for longer trips.
On most days of your trips, you will trek for a couple of hours only. But some trekking days require as much as six to eight hours of walking in high altitude. However, there will be plenty time each day for rest and acclimatization.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. At some destinations, especially in the Himalayas, you will have to stay in a tented camp. If you want to make separate living arrangements, talk to us beforehand and we can arrange single rooms for additional $250. Some guesthouses at very high altitudes and remote places may not have attached washrooms or single rooms.
All your major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in your trekking package except in Kathmandu (where only breakfast is provided for). You will be served local food at all places we dine but you can order anything you like on the menu which you will have to pay for yourself. You will have a range of options so there won’t be a problem if you are a vegetarian or vegan. We make sure you get healthy and hygienic food throughout your travel.
Our guides and porters always put your safety and comfort first. We have English-speaking guides who take you to all major attractions throughout the travel and are happy to answer all your queries. We have one porter assigned each for two travellers and you will have to pay separately if you want to hire extra porters. We have local support staff in all villages and camps you reach to assist you in any way possible.
The guides always carry a professional first aid kit with them to treat with minor injuries. We also have health professionals at villages and camps along the journey. The travel insurance you take (which is compulsory) covers any and all emergency rescue and evacuation.
We are always happy to accommodate your wishes during the travel so far as they do not conflict with schedules and other travellers. If you have special plans, you can talk to us beforehand so that we can arrange a customised trip for you.
You have to bring all travel equipment yourself. Please see here for a standard list of required equipment prepared by our guides. Most of the items are easily available in Kathmandu in case if you miss any and we also lend you some of the gears for the duration of the trip for a small fee.
There is internet and telephone connection in all of our stops for the day throughout the journey. You will be able to call back home or post your pictures on Facebook everyday.
As soon as you land into Kathmandu, we take care of all your travel documents required during your trip. You just need to bring your passport and a copy of your travel insurance. Tourist fees and permits to enter certain areas will be arranged for by Mountain Kick.
Most of the trekking routes are open throughout the year but September through to December and March to May are the best months to travel.
Rides for sightseeing and reaching destinations within city limits are done in a private vehicle like a car, a jeep or a microbus. Most of the long distance travel is done in luxurious tourist buses hired exclusively by the company. In some journeys, you may also need to take a public bus but as you will travel in a group with our guides and support staff, you need not worry about your safety or comfort.
Around $50 will be enough to buy you lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. During your travel, you can get by with around $25 a day. But it depends on how much you want to spend. Due to the exchange rate and predominantly rural economy of Nepal, things are pretty cheap in Nepal.
Almost all international credit cards are accepted in Nepal. However, not all places, especially during your travel, accept them. There may be a fee involved in processing your card.
Our staff do not expect you to tip them. Generally, travellers tip them if they are satisfied with the service as a means of gratitude. Even when travellers tip the guides and porters, there is no fixed rate. However, if you like to tip them, follow customs of your own country for tipping (which, as we have learned, is 10 to 15 percent of total cost for most western countries).
You can obtain a visa at your home country through Nepal’s embassy or consular office. But you can easily get a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You just need two passport-size photographs. A tourist visa with multiple entry for 30 days costs $40 while the same for 90 days costs $100.
Choose from a variety of tour packages available (click here to view). Click Book Now to enter your details and we shall contact you. You can contact us directly for any further information or to prepare a customized itinerary for you. For payment information, see our Terms and Conditions.
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Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Kathmandu and we are happy to help you choose.
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|September 1, 2020||September 11, 2020||available||$1,630|
|September 4, 2020||September 14, 2020||available||$1,630|
|September 7, 2020||September 17, 2020||available||$1,630|
|September 10, 2020||September 20, 2020||available||$1,630|
|September 13, 2020||September 23, 2020||available||$1,630|
|September 16, 2020||September 26, 2020||available||$1,630|
|September 19, 2020||September 29, 2020||available||$1,630|
|September 22, 2020||October 02, 2020||available||$1,630|
|September 25, 2020||October 05, 2020||available||$1,630|
|September 29, 2020||October 09, 2020||available||$1,630|
|October 2, 2020||October 12, 2020||available||$1,630|
|October 5, 2020||October 15, 2020||available||$1,630|
|October 8, 2020||October 18, 2020||available||$1,630|
|October 11, 2020||October 21, 2020||available||$1,630|
|October 14, 2020||October 24, 2020||available||$1,630|
|October 17, 2020||October 27, 2020||available||$1,630|
|October 20, 2020||October 30, 2020||available||$1,630|
|October 23, 2020||November 02, 2020||available||$1,630|
|October 27, 2020||November 06, 2020||available||$1,630|
|October 30, 2020||November 09, 2020||available||$1,630|
|November 1, 2020||November 11, 2020||available||$1,630|
|November 4, 2020||November 14, 2020||available||$1,630|
|November 7, 2020||November 17, 2020||available||$1,630|
|November 10, 2020||November 20, 2020||available||$1,630|
|November 13, 2020||November 23, 2020||available||$1,630|
|November 16, 2020||November 26, 2020||available||$1,630|
|November 19, 2020||November 29, 2020||available||$1,630|
|November 22, 2020||December 02, 2020||available||$1,630|
|November 25, 2020||December 05, 2020||available||$1,630|
|November 29, 2020||December 09, 2020||available||$1,630|
|December 1, 2020||December 11, 2020||available||$1,630|
|December 4, 2020||December 14, 2020||available||$1,630|
|December 7, 2020||December 17, 2020||available||$1,630|
|December 10, 2020||December 20, 2020||available||$1,630|
|December 13, 2020||December 23, 2020||available||$1,630|
|December 16, 2020||December 26, 2020||available||$1,630|
|December 19, 2020||December 29, 2020||available||$1,630|
|December 22, 2020||January 01, 2021||available||$1,630|
|December 25, 2020||January 04, 2021||available||$1,630|
|December 28, 2020||January 07, 2021||available||$1,630|
|December 31, 2020||January 10, 2021||available||$1,630|
We give you the power to choose the departure date that suits your group best. A private trip is a perfect solution if you can’t find a published departure date that you and your companions agree on. You can set up a private departure for most of the trips we offer.
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As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR