Kanchenjunga Trek

  • Trip Duration : 23 Days
  • Trek : 19 Days
  • Accomodation : Tea houses or Camping
  • Difficulty : Challenging
  • Max Altitude : 5140 meters
  • Highest peak : Kanchanjunga 8589 meters
  • Trek Starting/ Ending : Suketar/ Suketar
  • Average Walking : 5 /6 Hours

Kanchenjunga located in Taplejung district north east of Nepal (8598m) is the third highest mountain of the world after Everest of Nepal and K2 of Pakistan. Kanchenjunga trek area bordering to India in the east and Tibet in the north is very remote and very less explored part of Nepal. Kanchenjunga trek offers some of the excellent views of Himalayas, Glaciers and to experience the village life that very few trekking routes offer.

Kanchenjunga trek is long and excess to starting point of the trek is bit time consuming and combining both north and south part makes exceptional adventures trek in Nepal. The trek starts walk through villages and and lots of black cardamom can be seen in lower part of the trek. Starting in the northern part there are lots of climbing to be done, passing by villages of Limbu people old monasteries, beautiful bamboo, and oak and pine forest, lots of suspension bridges. Some of the trekking trail in north is rough and have to careful. Highest trekking point of the north is Pang Pema, it is the northern base camp of Kanchenjunga. The trek crosses and over the high passes (4660m) Margin La, and Sinela @ 4700 meters to get to southern part of the trek. Walking trail are mostly on old moraines in higher part of both in north and south of the mountain.

The vegetation in lower are lush green sub tropical type to alpine and higher above 3800 meters are low alpine where grass can only grow. Kanchenjunga is the host for some of the wildest and endangered animals of the world. The conservation area is famous for the wild life where people could see snow leopard or Red panda in a lucky day. Kanchenjunga trek can be compared to Dhaulagiri Trek or Manaslu trek from the east of Nepal as some of the best trekking places in Nepal.

Take a trip to the famous Tea fields of Ilam at the end of the trek can be a pleasant moment at the end. The adventure and the culture goes hand in hand in this trek before going 3500 meters. The less explored Kanchenjunga trek area is an ideal place for trekking and nature lovers.

Info about the trek

  • Starting point: Suketar Airport foot. Ending point: Suketar Airport or (ILam will be two days more).
  • Best trekking season: trekking March to mid of June and October to mid of December.
  • Total trip days: 21 days trek, Suggested 2 days in Kathmandu.
  • Walking hours: 6 hours on average.
  • Trekking difficulty: 4 out of 5.
  • Accommodation during the trek: Tea houses/ lodges/ camping.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2* Hotel/ 3nights (Hotel upgrade available in interest).
  • Highest point of the trek: 5140 meters/ 16860 ft.
  • Highest peak view: Everest 8598m/28202m ft
  • People in the trek: Rai and Limbu (kirati)

Highlight of the trek

  • View of the world’s third highest mountain Kanchanjunga (8598m)
  • Trek to the unchanged natural and fresh area with very less trekking people.
  • Get to the glacier on the north and south to the height of 5140meters/16860 ft.
  • Get in touch with the different ethnic (Rai and Limbu) friendly people and feel their warm hospitality.

Kanchenjunga Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur, Drive to Ilam 5 hours.
  • Day 02: Drive From Ilam to Taplejung (1815m), 5 hours.
  • Day 03: Trek from Taplejung to Chirwa (1,270m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 04: Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1,660m) 500m uphill, 6-7 hours.
  • Day 05: Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2,510m) 900m uphill, 5-6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730m), 250m uphill, 5-6 hours.
  • Day 07: Trek from Gyalba to Ghunsa (3,595m), 690m uphill, 6-7 hours.
  • Day 08: Acclimatization at Ghunsa (3,595m),
  • Day 09: Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,100m), 750m ascend, 5-6 hours.
  • Day 10: Acclimatization day at Kambachen (4,100m),
  • Day 11: Trek to Lhonak (4,785m), 650m uphill, 6 hours.
  • Day 12: Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema (Kangchenjunga North Base Camp-5,140m), 380m uphill, 5hour.
  • Day 13: Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa (3,595m), 1280m downhill, 5-6 hours.
  • Day 14: Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le (4300m), 6-7 hours.
  • Day 15: Trek from Sele Le to Tseram (3,870m), 6-7 hours.
  • Day 16: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4,730m) and up to Oktang (4630m), back to Ramche 750m, 5 hours.
  • Day 17: Trek down Ramche to Torontan (2,995), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 18: Cross Lasiya Bhanjyang (3,500m) to Yamphudin 6-7 hours
  • Day 19: Trek from Yamphudin to Pumphe 390m uphill, 300m downhill, 6-7 hours
  • Day 20: Trek from Pumphe to Kunjari (1700m), 960m uphill, 950m downhill, 6-7 hours.
  • Day 21: Trek from Kunjari to Suketar 1150m uphill, 470m downhill, 8-9 hours.
  • Day 22: Drive from Suketar to Bhadrapur, 9-10 hours Drive.
  • Day 23: Fly to from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu

Cost includes:

  • Flights for Trekkers
  • Guides: 1, Poter 1.
  • Flight for guide: Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and back to Kathmandu
  • Porter service: 1 porter for two guests
  • Guides and porters wages for 23 days including fooding and lodging expenses. Transportation by bus or Local jeep to Taplejung.
  • Three permits: National park permit 20$, Trekking permit 10 per week, Tims card 10 per person.
    Government 13% Taxes.

Cost does not include:

  • Melas for guest available in clients interest with extra cost
  • Guests transportation by jeep (available with guest with extra cost)
  • Flight to Bhadrapur, which is 157$ per person one-way. flights prices can change and incase of increase in flight price, additional price will be asked form the clients.

 

Notice: Due bad weather during winter (January /February, winter and July/August monsoon season, the flights can be cancelled or delayed for few days so we advise you to have few days extra if you are planning for mentioned season. Flights to Suketar is once in a week by private airliner and three days a week by national carrier (Sunday, Wednesday and Friday). Our suggestion would be flying from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam and then to Suketar. Best season for trekking: March to mid of June spring and October to mid of December autumn and start of winter season.

Kanchenjunga Trekking Itinerary:
  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Bhadrapur fly: Drive from Bhadrapur to Ilam, 4-5 hours.
  • There could be easy option of lying from Kathmandu to Suketar but we cannot relay on the flight to Suketar because they have very regular flight cancellation so we would suggest flying to Bhadrapur. The flights can delay due to air traffic or bad weather so our drive on this day only to Ilam which is 3 hours by car 5 by local Bus. Ilam is hill station famous for tea garden and beautiful views of Himalayan Ranges.
 
  • Day 02: Taplejung by Local Bus, to 1700 meters. 5 hours for drive time.
  • Driving from Ilam to Taplejung is a long journey through the hills with lots of twist and turns. it is a 5 hours long driving day by Local jeep or Bus.
 
  • Day 03: Trek from Taplejung to Chriwa (910m), 5-6 hours.
  • The first day of the trek starts with some ups and downhill. As we trek on this part of the trek we will come across lots of farming fields with beautiful views of villages to Tawa. After some time we will walk along the Tamur River and climb and down to Mitlung which will take few hours. From here it is easy long walk to Chriwa @ 910 meters next to river and low hights uphills and downhill.
 
  • Day 04: Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1,660m) 500m uphill, 5-6 hours.
  • Our today's last destination Chirwa is village settled by the Limbu majority. Lumbu are the people rich in culture and their history and they have their own local language other than Nepali. For first few days our trek starts with ups and down next to Tamur River and get to Sinwa and then descend to Tawa, from here we climb up and cross the suspension bridge then walk to Chirwa.
 
  • Day 05: Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2,510m) 900m uphill, 5-6 hours
  • Today we will pass by the famous cardamom field following the Tamur River and the dense forest. Following the trail we come to permit check point in Thaplethok, cross the bridge and climb up to Olagchunchung Gola) and trek for some time for up and down hill to Ghusana river before reaching Sekathum at 1660m.
  • As usual after breakfast we start our day next to river. This valley gets winds as the valley is narrow and we will have some ups and downs though most of the day we climb, after the first uphill we get to up to Ghaiyabari at 2160m. A tough day will be over after we climb steep up and then down from Ghaiyabari to Amjilosa village situated at 2505 m. It is a step up climb to Amjilosa after crossing the suspension bridge.
 
  • Day 06: Trek from Amjilosa to Gabyla, 400 meters uphill, 230 meters downhill 4-5 hours.
  • The day is easier and refreshing with the view of waterfall, than the other days done before though this day too we will have to climb up. After the uphill we will get to the Gyabla Village at 2730 meters of Sherpa or Sherwa people are famous all over the world for climbing the high Himalayas). On this day you will notice the change in vegetation and can see the bamboos and rhododendron are smaller than lower height.
 
  • Day 07: Trek from Gyalba to Ghunsa (3,495m), 690m uphill, 6-7 hours.
  • Today we start our days with downhill and then gradual trail next to River and then the pastureland and potato fields to arrive to Phole. Phole situated at 3210meters has lots of teashops and a very old Gompa with old books and statues, which is the settlement of Tibetan refugees. After Phole we trek up to Gunsa at 3495 the largest settlement that we will see on this trek. The place had the tragic accident when 23 people died including the high level officers of WWF and Nepal's officials for nature conservation.
 
  • Day 08: Acclimatization at Ghunsa (3,595m).
  • An acclimatization day is required before heading higher to next destination. A short walk to a higher Place and then trek back to Ghunsa helps us to acclimatize and rest. A hike to Lapsan La Monastery is a good option.
 
  • Day 09: Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,100m), 750m ascends, 4 hours hours.
  • Only very few countries in the world have places where a dense forest can be seen over 3500 meters and to days you will be able to trek through the pine, juniper and rhododendron forest. A scenic view of the white-capped mountain views can be observed as we trek north. At places like Rampuk Kharka at 3720m the day has bit off trail, which has the landslide so follow your guide's instruction. After the trail climbs up crossing over rough landslide area just before Kambachen where we will spend the night. The location of Kambachen makes this place as the viewpoint of Khabur 6330m and Phole 6645m
 
  • Day 10 Acclimatization day at Kambachen (4,100m).
  • Another rest day and acclimatization at Kambachen is suggested to have to make our body more used to the height for the latter days. We will hike up and short exploration around the valley and come back to Kambachen. A day for photography.
 
  • Day 11: Trek Kambachan to Lhonak (4,785m), 650m uphill, 4 hours.
  • A long day that starts with gradual uphill along the river and next to the moraine and come to place called Ramtang at 4350m with a monastery in here. After we will cross over some landslide, descend to river and then to Lhonak. Lhonak is another place from where you will have very scenic view that will keep you mesmerizing by the beauty of the nature.
 
  • Day 12: Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema (Kangchanjunga North Base Camp, 5140m) back to Lonak. 380m uphill, 380 meters downhill 6-7 hour.
  • One of the main days of the trek of Kanchanjuna trekking, as we will walk over the moraine (old glaciers). The day is easy as we walk gradually to the camp. Pang Pema at 5140m/168592foot is the northern base camp of the world's third highest mountain world Kanchanjunga 8586m/28162 foot. Other peaks that you will see on the way to Pangpema are taple shikhar (6510m) Gimmigela Chuli (7350m) Pyramid peak (7168m) Kirat Chuli or also called as Tented peak (7365m). (Option an extra day is advised to take picture and have better view. Later walk back to Lonak at 4785 meters.
 
  • Day 13: Trek from Lonak to Ghunsa (3,595m), 1020m downhill, 6-7 hours.
  • As we have made it to the base camp of Kanchanjunga we descend back to Khambachan taking the same trail as we came up. Going down is quicker but not as easy as thinking so we will walk slow and go further and get to our destination to Kambachen making the descend of more than 1000 meters.
 
  • The trek goes further downhill to Ghunsa and this will take less then what took us coming from same place. The trek now again passes through the Pine, Rhododendron forest. Again the rough trail that needs to be crossed so please follows the guide's instruction.
 
  • Day 14: Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le (4300m), 6-7 hours.
  • A long day and challenging up hill will take us to Tamo-La (pass) 3900 meters. The trail passes through pine forest and then to rhododendron shrubs and climbs all the way to Sele. Sele is place, which is surrounded with rocks, and grass fields, which is a grazing for Yaks in summer.
 
  • Day 15: Trek from Sele Le to Tseram (3,870m), 6-7 hours.
  • We will start early morning from Sele-La, our walk will be gradual and steep, as we get closer to the pass we will have steep to climb and there will be three passes on this day. The last pass is Sinela Pass which is at 4700 meters once we cross this then we will be going steep down to Tseram @ 4630 meters.
 
  • Day 16: Trek from Tseram to Oktang (4,730m) and down to Tseram (3870m), 1240 meter uphill 1240,m, 6 hours.
  • Tseram is an acclimatizing place for people who trek from south to north. This the last place on the tree line before heading up to Oktang. Oktang is southern base camp of Kanchenjunga Mountain. The southern base camp is just next to Yalung Glaicer, from here you can have the view of Kabru Himal (1, 2 and three) 7412 meters, Rathong 6682 meters and Kanchanjunga Himalayan Ranges first 8587 meters.
 
  • The hiking area is best natural home to world-renounced animal Snow leopard.
 
  • Day 17: Trek down Tseram to Torontan (2,995), 3-4 hours.
  • The hike from Tseram to Torton is easy and beautiful; the trail follows Simbu Khola all the way to Tortong. There are few places, which are being used for grazing Yaks for summer season. There is also a religious sight for the locals. We will be passing by beautiful pine and rhodhodendron forest all the way to Tortong situated just next to Simbuwa Khola @ 2995 meters.
 
  • Day 18: Torstang Cross Lasiya Bhanjyang (3,500m) to Yamphudin 7-8 hours.
  • It will be a long and challenging day. The first part of the day will be a steep climb all the way to Lashey Bhnagyang @ 3400 meters. It can be quite cold in the morning as the trail is on the other side of the hill, which blocks the sunlight. Few bottles of water is needed as it can be thirsty and once we get to Lashey Bhangyang we can have some snacks or chocolate bar or our pack lunch because there is no proper lunch place. After Lhasey bhnagyang we will trek all the way down to Amji Khola passing oak trees and bamboo forest and this place is famous for another endangered animal called Red Panda found in Kanchenjunga Trekking area. Then we will go gradually with few ups and downs all the way to Yamphudin @ 2100 meters.
 
  • Day 19: Trek from Yamphudin to Pumphe @1885 meters, 715m uphill, 590m downhill, 5-6 hours.
  • Yamphudin is a beautiful village settled by Sherpas who are the dependents of Sherpas from Sikim. The surrounding is very beautiful and you can hear lots of birds in the morning. There are two trails to Phumpe Danda, one from lower area but we will need to climb later after the descent and another, which is more scenic and more climbing. The trail now can be a hot and sweating day as we are now in lower trail. We will now see lots of black cardamom farming, as we get lower. Mamankhe is a place where we will be having lunch, after lunch we will go down to Khaksewa Khola and climb for an hour to Phumphe Danda @ 1885 meters. Near Yamphudin every year in June locals go for wild honey hunting from the cliffs
 
  • Day 20: Trek from Pumphe to Lalikharka/ Kunjari/ (2100m), 1260m uphill, 1100m downhill, 4-5 hours.
  • The day will be short and beautiful; we will have an easy walk for around three hours before we start our up hill. Now as we are getting to lower elevation we will be passing villages, so the first village will be Yangpang, It is quite a big village with more farming land. We will be walking from Yangpang to Phung phung Danda through farming fields and few waterfalls. We will have a step walk all the way to Kande Bhangyang @ 2124 meters, which will be our resting, point for the night.
 
  • Day 21: Trek from Trek from Lali kharka @1940 meters to Deaurali 2600 meters to Suketar 2400 meters, uphill 600 meters hours 6-7 hours.
  • Trek from is another long day hike; there are no proper lodges to stay so it will be like home stay. The start of the trek will be easy for 30 minutes then the trail goes down hill all the way to Shimbu Khola. Once we are in Shimbhu Khola we will start our climbing all the way to Kunjari. The main village of is just below the trekking trail.
  • The trek starts with the uphill through fields and forest all the way to Deurali. Once we get to Deurali we walk gradually all the way to Syketar @ 2400 meters. From Suketar we can take a flight to Kathmandu directly or we will walk for another hour all the down to Taplejung @ 1900 meter.
 
  • Day 22: Drive from Suketar to Bhadrapur, 9-10 hours Drive.
 
  • Day 23: Fly from Biratnagar to Kathmandu.
 
  • Notice: Due bad weather during winter (January /February, winter and July/August monsoon season, the flights can be cancelled or delayed for few days so we advise you to have few days extra if you are planning for mentioned season. Best season for trekking: March to mid of June spring and October to mid of December autumn and start of winter season.

Before Booking with Devo Adventure:

Devo adventure is an Adventure company and it is important for people/ clients to know in details about the booking agreements. While booking it should clear to both the parties that there should be flexibility. We plan and make an itinerary on day to day basis and in case there is any delay caused by International or domestic flights, strikes, Government regulations, weather or natural casualties etc. We will help to plan a different trip with different itinerary or an alternative program that will be decided by both the parties agreement. If an agreement cannot be made, Devo Adventure shall be only responsible for refund after deducting expenses already incurred.

01: Is Nepal safe? Do I need to worry about earthquakes or aftershocks?

The trek is perfectly safe. The route has been checked and validated by the people of geological department of Nepal government. We have also taken measures to ensure your safety. Few places got affected but that wont has any effect in the trek.

02: How can I get to Nepal?

You get to Nepal by air or by land. If you are flying then you will be entering from Tribhuwan International airport, which is the only international airport in Nepal, if you are entering by land then from north it will be from Kathmandu-Lhasa border and if you entering by land then you will be entering from,

03: Do I need a visa to enter Nepal?

All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate.

You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.

Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

04: Do I get visa on arrival?

Yes you can, please bring 5 passport size photos and 40 $ for 30 Days Visa.

05: Are there power supplies in main cities of Nepal?

Yes there electricity supplies in Kathmandu but there are also frequent power cuts in a day. Standard hotels do have generators as backup power.

06: Can anyone join the trip?

Anyone can join this trip; Age is not a barrier too provided you possess a basic level of mental fortitude and physical fitness. A regular jogging for two months before trekking is advised for little comfort during the trek.

07: What is the basic level of fitness required (Early preparations, mental and physical fitness)?

The trip will cover an average of 5-6 hours of high altitude trekking each day. The higher we go, thinner the air gets. But that is what makes it fun (Some might call this challenging!) For those who aren’t used to this, the first few days will be difficult. The trek is designed in the way to let your body acclimatize slowly so we advise number 2 should be followed to enjoy the trek.

Do note:  All couch potatoes and people out of shape, you guys need to attain a basic level of fitness. We would suggest warming up for the trip at least two months before the trip by jogging for an hour or hitting some weights.

08: Are the flights to Lukla regular and what happens if the flight gets delayed?

Flights to Suketar are operated by few airline companies and should be booked in advance. Due to unpredictable weather flight can be delayed or cancelled form few hours to couple of days. We suggest you to have few back up days or fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam and next day drive to Suketar  and start the trek, return will be same.

09: Insurance?

We highly recommend you get yourself insured for the trip. We recommend “world nomads”. Do ensure your insurance policy that applies at an altitude of 6300 meters above sea level, and covers accidents, emergency medical costs and evacuation including helicopter evacuation and theft or loos of belonging, The reason we advise this is because if something untoward happens sometimes the best way to get out quick is in a helicopter which can be very expensive if you are not insured.

10: Food provisions and accommodation?

Accommodation: In Kathmandu, pokhara or any big cities we will stay in a standard category hotel. During the trek, we shall stay in local basic lodges and tea houses as they are called locally.

Food: Kathmandu has good options. While on a trek, access to fancy food is limited. However, the meals will be nutritious, wholesome and soul strengthening.

11: Preexisting medical conditions or allergies?

Do let us know if you have any allergies or medical conditions, when you sign up. Access to medical facilities and hospitals will be limited during the trek, however during a life threatening contingency when aid is required, an evacuation can be arranged for to transport you to the nearest hospital. Please make sure that are insured.

12: How to reach Kathmandu?

International flights operate regularly everyday to Kathmandu. By road from India we do have open borders in east west and south and from China the border from Zangmu or Khasa.

13: Do I need to worry about altitude acclimatization?

We will be ascending gradually towards the base camp and the ascent is spread over a long period. So acclimatization shouldn’t be a problem. However for those who do feel difficult to acclimatize we suggest the drug Diamox that helps in acclimatizing, if you are allergic to sulpha-based drugs then do consult your doctor for alternatives. Drinking more water or at least 4 liters a day is advised.

14: How many people will be accompanying me on the trip?

A maximum of 15 and a minimum of 2 people are advised. For more than 6 people we provide two guides and for more than 12 people in a group 3 guides are provided.

15: What kind of bag should I bring?

Do I need to carry my luggage myself or will there be porters to carry my bag for me during the trekking days? We would recommend a haversack or a trekking bag and we provide 1 porter for two people. A 45 liter bag for yourself if you want your big bag to be carried by porter.

16: What will be the weather in Kathmandu, and in the trek?

During spring and summer (March- June the temperature in the trek from 0 to 28 Degree at day time depending on the heights and 0 to -10 at night depending on heights.

17: What safety measures will be taken?

Precautions have been taken for your safety and enjoyable trek. We advise you to fully do the check up before planning so that we know about our clients. We take our time for the trek and the staffs will have first aid medical kit depending on the seriousness of the client, we take rest or also make helicopters available, which will be provided by your Insurance. We will take notes about the trail as we start our trek.

Also: You agree to be part of the group and the leader. The tour leader has the authority of making decisions for the groups benefit and if there are any problems that could affect the trip so by signing the booking form you accept the leader decision. The tour leader will give you a complete briefing at your arrival about your journey with Devo Adventure.

18: What will the return journey be like?

The trip ends in Kathmandu where you can fly out. However we highly recommend you keep a buffer day. We can arrange an extra night stay for you in Kathmandu. Going down will be quick and as you have already acclimatized. Lots of up hill and long down hill is frequently done.

19: What is your experience level in doing such treks?

A trekking company who have people working in this field for 10- 15 years) who have a great amount of experience doing such treks, as well as trekking to the summit from the base camp. The local guide knows the route thoroughly, hence any issues will also join us and help will be right around!

20: What is the paper work, documentation I need?

We will arrange all the paper work. All you need is the passport, visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport. Non- Indian passport holders, we shall arrange all permits inside Nepal. Visa for western clients are available on arrival in airport but this takes quite some time so if you already have visa from your own country you wont have to line up in queue for long. To Indian nationals visa is not needed.

21: How does the payment work- Installments/ down payments?

Payment for flight, permits and hotel should be paid in advance 1and half or a month before to insure the bookings so we suggest you to pay 20% advance while doing the booking for trek. Please ask if the bank charges for the transfer and in such charges the clients should the liable charges.

22: How much money to carry on the trip?

Access to ATM’s is limited once outside Kathmandu. Indian currency is accepted everywhere except in trekking area. You will not be spending much money on the trek anyway, as we will arrange everything. We don’t recommend carrying lot of money or valuables. 300 $ would be a good amount to keep with you. The only thing we will be spending on will be munchies, chips, biscuits, juices, water, battery charging and shower etc. All you shopping fanatics can find heaven in Kathmandu, where you will have option of spending for shopping.

Also note due to the agreement between Indian and Nepalese governments it is illegal to carry 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Nepal for an Indian citizen if the amount of cash you are carrying exceeds Rs 25,000.

23: Will I have mobile network and electricity?

Yes mobile networks is available almost in Popular trekking areas but some time if there is any problem it will take few weeks before it works again. The mobile outside the capital will be patchy and non-existent, especially during certain parts of the trek. Electricity or solar lights will be available at most places; some places on the trek will not have it and will rely on solar charged batteries only.

24: How do I charge my phone or camera battery?

We recommend carrying back up batteries for your camera and a solar charger to avoid paying for charging your devices at tea houses on the route (they will charge about Rs 150-400 per battery one device.

25: What if I get really sick or injure myself and cannot continue the trip, will I get a refund for the days of the trip remaining?

If due to unforeseen circumstances, you get injured or really sick and cannot continue the trip the money paid to us will be forfeit in such a scenario.

26: I am a single, solo woman traveler. Is it safe?

Yes. The trip is designed to accommodate single solo women travelers. Accommodation shall be on a twin-sharing basis everywhere and all females shall bunk together.

27: Why do I need an extra buffer day on the trip?

If you are flying starting your trip by flights then we recommend a day or two as a spare day so that you don’t get panic or miss the International flight.

29 Do I need vaccination before arriving Nepal?

Yes, it is better to have vaccination for Rabies, Malaria, or seek help from http://ciwec-clinic.com/health-information/immunizations-recommended-for-travel-in-nepal/

30: List of Clothing/ Gears:

  • Down jacket -5-10 c for trek, -15 for climbing.
  • Full fingers woolen gloves.
  • Pair of Shocks. 4 Pairs.
  • Thermal cap.
  • Fleece few of them.
  • Quick drying towel
  • Quick drying t-shirt or shirts.
  • Long Thermal inner wares.
  • Trekking Trousers and trekking shorts.
  • Wind / waterproof jacket.
  • Water proof ankle proof shoes:
  • Equipments:
  • LED headlight with spare rechargeable batteries.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sunscreen 35- 50 plus.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Trekking bag.
  • Laundry soap.
  • Solar charger.
  • Multi charge adaptor.
  • Sleeping bag (please bring your own if you have -10 c).
  • Miscellaneous:
  • 5 Copies of Passport Photos:
  • Insurance copy

28: When you book any adventure and holiday trip with us we assume that you have read the full detail of booking term and conditions mentioned in our website and you are full aware of it and you have agreed with the agreement.