Climbing Lobuche is an exciting experience in the Khumbu zone of Nepal. The Lobuche East Peak is 6,119 m high, the Lobuche West Peak 6,145 m high. This astounding climbing adventure is perfect for beginners and veterans at all levels of skill.
We must head up to the magnificent, fairly convenient Lobuche East Peak than the West Peak. The snow-capped mountains include Everest Mountain(8, 848 m), Cho Oyu Mountain (8,201 m ), Mt. Lhotse Mountain (8,516 m), Nuptse Mountain (7,855 m), and others. The amazing views of the whole Himalayan panorama make this hiking trail popular throughout the world.
In the Lobuche Peak, there are two different summits Lobuche East (6,119m) and Lobuje West (6,145m). Although a continuous ridge connects them there is a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. Lobuche is an attractive summit, offering a variety of existing routes and a wide scope for new lines. Seen from near Pheriche, the dark triangle of its rocky East Face rises above the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to an icy skyline.
This skyline forms the South Ridge, the junction of the East Face with the glaciated South-West Face, and the line of the normal route of ascent. This in turn leads to the summit ridge running northwest from the top of East Face through several small summits to the East Peak.
Highlights of Lobuche Peak Climbing
- Guided tour of UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Nepal
- Dramatic flight to Lukla
- Explore the colorful Namche Bazar
- Breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Dorje Lakpa, Ama Dablam and many other small peaks of Everest region
- Get insights on the culture and way of life of infamous Sherpa people of the Himalayan region
- Summit of Lobuche peak (6119m)
The route to the Lobuche Peak
A fast 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is the beginning of the Lobuche Climbing Route. Trekkers must go down lush mountainous terrain, steep fields, and snow-capped mountains foothills. The steep descent takes you to a small airport in Lukla where you can meet and have lunch with the rest of our team.
The next day we begin our trip to Namche Bazaar and Phakding. We travel through the dense foliage of the mountains around to enter the Namche Bazaar trading center. We walk from Namche to Tengboche for an ancient monastery of Tengboche.
The route continues to Dingboche to prevent altitude sickness and to proceed through the Kongma La Pass (5536 m). The trail then proceeds to the Dingboche. The road has many steep uphill and downhill. We are going to Gorak Shep from Lobuche and eventually reach the beautiful base camp, Everest, where you can see the glorious Mount Everest.
In turn, the track heads back to Gorak Shep and takes you to the base camp of Lobuche. We spend a day in an acclimatizing environment and then climb up to Lobuche early the next morning. We go down back to the base camp after a good time exploring the top of the mountain. We then go to Namche and ride back from Lukla to Kathmandu.Show more...
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After breakfast, our journey starts at 5,545 meters from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar. The snow-covered peaks of the Everest (8848 metres), Makalu Mountain (8481 metres), Lhotse Mountain (8516 metres), Cho Oyu Mountain (8201 metres) and many more are magnificent.
After some time in good quality, we go from Kala Patthar to Gorakshep, clicking on pictures and exploring around the area. We 're going to have lunch at Gorakshep and take the same path we went back to Lobuche before. We 're living in Lobuche overnight in a tea house.
Accommodation: Tea house
Maximum altitude: 5545 m (Kala Patthar) and 5,180 m (Gorakshep)
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours
We will begin our journey from Lobuche to Gorak Shep after early morning breakfast. The path to Gorak Shep is quick and convenient, but the path to Everest Base Camp from Gorak Shep is hard for walkers. Rocky dunes are located along the road and glacial ice.
Because we reach the highest altitude, the thin air will contribute to height disease among trekkers. The Khumbu Glacier and icefall can also be seen by trekkers along the route. Everest Base Camp is an impressive location with an invigorating ambiance and tents. Before you go back to Gorak Shep, you can click on some well-deserved pictures. You 're going to stay overnight in Gorak Shep Tea House.
Accommodation: Tea house
Maximum altitude: 5,180 m (Gorakshep) and 5,364 m (Base Camp)
Trek duration: 7-8 hours
After breakfast, we will begin our trip from Lobuche to Lobuche Peak Base Camp early in the morning. The trails cover rugged and rough terrain and you can find these challenging and dangerous paths.
We crossed the famed Lobuche Glacier, which allows us to see the spectacular views of the Ama Dablam Mountains, Cholatse, Thamserku, and Kantega ranges. We will arrive at the Lobuche Base Camp after a hike for 5 to 6 hours. We are going to spend the night in a tent in the base camp of Lobuche.
We leave the base camp and follow a simple, snow-covered and icy path after getting breakfast early morning. Throughout our ride today, we use ropes and crampons. As the trail can be very exciting, you should rest and regain strength.
At 5400 meters, we arrived at a nice campsite and the camp will be set up by our Sherpa team. Before climbing Lobuche peak you should also test your climbing equipment and your health conditions. We are staying in a tent camp at High Camp for the night.
We have the day to reach the Lobuche East Summit. The climb starts at roughly 02 am so that by noon we hit the top. Strong winds in the afternoon make the climb impossible. The rocky path is around 5600 m at the top. We use ropes and crampons to cross the ice-covered surface.
In addition, you will be delighted by the panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Cholatse, and more from the summit. After having spent some good time and taken amazing photos, we go to base camp again. In the base camp, we'll spend the night in a tented camp.
From Lobuche Base Camp we will begin our trek back from our destination. We enter the route coinciding with the base camp, Everest. We head to the settlement of Pheriche after lunch at Lobuche and eventually takes us to Pangboche.
Then we pass through the subalpine rhododendron and juniper forests in the Pangboche region. In Pangboche we spend the night in a tea house.
We will begin our trip from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar following our early breakfast. The roads pass through the rhododendron alpine trees and the juniper. We cross the famed Dudh Koshi river and follow the Dudh Koshi gorge through lush pine trees.
we travel along a steep wooded path, twisting around numerous curves. After a journey of 5-6 hours, we will arrive in Namche. We 're going to spend the night at a Namche restaurant.
We'll continue our last day from Namche Bazaar to Lukla after exploring the scenic area. The path slowly leads us across the rugged, tough terrain while passing multiple suspension bridges.
Include / Exclude
- All surface transfers as per itinerary.
- Freshly cooked Full board meals while climbing
- Accommodation in a tea house with breakfast while trekking.
- Accommodation in Tented camp while climbing.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu(Himalayan Suite Hotel) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
- All required Climbing gear: Tents, Plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, the figure of eight, carabineer etc
- TIMS / Trekking permit, National park / Conservation entry fees
- Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
- Climbing Clinic Course at base camp
- Fooding, lodging and other expenses of the climbing crew
- Thirty minute massage at Himalayan Suite Spa
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and trekking days
- Personal equipment and clothing
- Your travel insurances
- Personal expenses
- Climbing Permit fee structure
Best Time to climb Lobuche Peak
The climate is one of the most significant variables to see when choosing to travel/move to Island Peak nobody is past nature. It is most appropriate to travel throughout the spring and the fall as the sky is completely clear from nightfall till daybreak, the stormy climate speaks and thick sun-blocking mists likewise blur. The Magic of clear sky blue skies gives the most staggering vistas. With included those amazing scenes, the temperature is likewise flawless with daylight being warm and the earth subsequent to diving off the sun isn't as cold as different months
Altitude sickness is worrisome and feared by numerous adventurers and will require quick treatment and shouldn't be left disregarded. Height infection is preventable however can be deadly if the side effects are overlooked. Our trekking agenda is intended for gradual rising so the body can adjust to the new elevation. In this journey, we will adapt in two spots; Namche Bazaar and Chuukung At Namche Bazaar, travelers can investigate the well known Sherpa town and change in accordance with the slim air. We will likewise be having the second acclimatization at Lobuche where we will climb the edge to investigate the staggering scenes on the pinnacles. We will be taking a ton of rest all through the undertaking. During your rest days, you will be taking a shot at recuperating, eating and drinking, to peruse, unwind, tune in to music and walk around visiting different groups. For the ascension, our agenda is created for a moderate and more determined calendar with all the more a lot of rest and acclimatization days with greater adaptability.
Our guides and porters are very much prepared, trained, and experienced at high height and they have broad emergency treatment Training too. Your wellbeing and security are imperative to us and we ensure that it will be our absolute primary goal. In the event that you have been affected by altitude sickness, the main fix is to climb down right away. Likewise, realize that your group leader that is your guide has the conclusive duty to choose whether you can proceed with the trip dependent on your general health conditions.
Level of Peak Climbing Skills required
Lobuche peak requires a good degree of specialized ascending skills. It is intended for vigorous and genuinely fit travelers with next to zero involvement with mountain campaigns with minimal specialized aptitudes required. Lobuche The peak isn't hard for people with prior experience with trekking experience. The excursion is entirely appropriate for any gutsy spurred adventurers who have the capacity to stroll in snows edges and trails. in the event that you have any related knowledge in 7000m mountains or just appreciate Peak Climbing, it will be a bit of leeway for you. Additionally, you should have a strong determination and want to ascend the mountain. As for the authority, strategies, and by and large dynamic during the ascension, we have prepared profoundly experienced aides and endeavor staff.
Age doesn't make a difference as long as you meet the wellbeing and aptitudes necessities. By and large, we have individuals from ages 20-60 going along with us for Trekking and Peak Climbing on higher altitudes.
Peak Climbing Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health
Lobuche Peak Climbing is a difficult yet compensating journey with more value to scenes, experiences, and thrill. The Peak Climbing will be from 5 to 7 hours daily depending on the goal, taking normal breaks where we appreciate the mountain scenes. The trip courses include long ascensions, steep drops, and precarious trails in the rough ways and the woods also. To go on such trips, the fitter you are physical, the more agreeable and charming the excursion will be. In the event that you have an experience of peak climbing or a strong desire of Peak Climbing, this might be a bit of leeway for you. This journey isn't prescribed to individuals who suffer from heart or lung sickness.
We have medically trained staff at the basecamps to screen your wellbeing all through the journey and every base camp is outfitted with medical types of gear and provisions. All our aides and pioneers leading the trip have medical training and the ability to care for you effectively.
What to expect during peak climbing?
A day on traveling will be an extraordinary day as a result of the delightful mountains. You will get an opportunity to appreciate the view, click pictures, and investigate the neighboring towns. Your journey will be joined by experienced, amicable, and qualified aides alongside watchmen to convey your baggage.
The day starts with early morning breakfast. At that point, we gather our packs and set off to trip to our goal between 7 to 8 am relying upon the term of the journey every day. We will travel for 3 to 5 hours before we enjoy a short reprieve. Lunch will be given around the early afternoon. A portion of our group leaves ahead to reach the overnight cabin to do some planning. Supper is given around 6 to 7 pm. Prior to hitting the hay, we will talk about the day's understanding and plan for the following day. We will appreciate and engaging ourselves and it is really up to the individuals on the off chance that they need to go along with us as they may want to rest. During the ascension, the schedule relies upon the climber, climate, and course conditions. We will consistently pick the more secure choice. We will cross troublesome ice shakes a few days will incorporate steep snow Peak Climbing . Some days we will utilize fixed rope courses. For our trip our exceptionally experienced Peak Climbing guides fix new ropes to guarantee safe rising with jammer and saddle for the difficult and provoking move of 100 meters to the highest point edge. If things go well we will be at the highest point following after 3 days of leaving the base camp.
Accommodations and Meals
Tea houses/lodges are accessible during the trek (except the climbing time on Island Peak). And we must build a camp for our lodging during our climbing time for a few days. We must also sell both tea rooms and camping facilities in areas where tea/lodges are inaccessible. Single, two, three, or twin shared accommodation can be provided according to the requirement.
Island Peak Climbing is a bed and breakfast basis. You will get breakfast every day from the beginning of the trek. Lunch and dinner are excluded until the peak climbing days. Dinner and breakfast will be eaten in the same camp/tea room, where we have spent the night and lunch will be on our way to the next destination as we have to leave after breakfast to begin our trek. You would be able to sample the varied food; Nepalese, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian, etc. by choosing from the menu.
During the camping season, our catering staff prepares hygienic food to serve you when on Island Peak Base Camp and High Camp. All meals ie, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be included and prepared by our staff. During the camp, there can be no choice of food such as tea houses and restaurants. You will understand that our crew must bring from available places all items including camping gear and kitchen appliances. Our team can ensure that you have memorable interactions, even with minimal choices.
Telecommunication and internet connection
Telecommunication services on the higher altitudes are limited. The connectivity is strong and reliable at lower altitudes. It gets rarer and weaker as you go higher.
GSM and CDMA connectivity of NTC and Ncell is available with an Internet connection. Wi-Fi connectivity is a distant wish. This is a wilderness trek, so enjoy a few days of your life away from the Internet connectivity.
Most of the area below 3,000m, the cell phone works partially. while satellite phones are available in camp once you reach the upper ground.
For any emergency situation, our guides are equipped with satellite phones. So you are a call away from emergency response. The absence of a telephone connection should not make you nervous.
During peak climbing a sufficient amount of water would be needed to carry all the way. However, until the base camp filling up water is quick. Taps in, out, or in guesthouses mean that there are plenty of places to fill your bottles and/or your water bladders. This could be where you stay, a lunch stop, or a shared public tap used by locals wherever possible. Use an efficient sterilization method to make sure your water is safe and not contaminated in any way.
Electricity and connectivity
You will be staying overnight in the tea houses during your trek. These are small lodges with a common area and a cabin. You can have your food or charge electronics in the community, sometimes use wireless internet, and chat with walkers.
Hot water and electricity do not occur in every tea house. Showering is a luxury and shouldn't usually be done anymore at an altitude of 3,500 m, because warming will be hard when you take a shower again.
You would need to pay additional for all the above items (dusches, hot water, electricity, and wifi).To improve your connectivity, carry your phone to the Nepal SIM, you'll get more than you'd think (GPRS/EDGE speed). The village's electricity could be perfect during your stay. Villages above 4000 m tend to be the latter. Tea houses can have the potential to charge you either from solar sources or from a battery bank. but it is most wise to either have your own or not depend on electronic devices.
You will need to arrange both the Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) permit and the Sagarmatha National Park Permit. You will need special permits for peak climbing and expedition which is not included in the total trip cost HSJ will arrange for your trekking permits.
These will need to be checked at different checkpoints along the trek.
Make sure you also bring a minimum of 4 passport photos for your trekking permit!
For this trek and peak climbing taking out an insurance plan for your individual accountability, accidents, and illnesses during the service is compulsory.
Regarding the type of activity, you may be asked to show a certificate of insurance for help and support, sanitation, and search. This service is private and not free in Nepal, the helicopter will not take off until it is convinced to pay for the insurance.
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend. Trekkers find that around $20 a day is reasonable for the trekking days. You would also have to pay for hot showers, Wi-Fi, and charging.
There will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for a "single supplement" of USD 350. Important: Please note that during the trek there are some lodges which won't have sufficient rooms to provide private accommodation. So, even if you purchase a single supplement you will end up sharing a room for some days of the trek.
Travel and Transportation Modes
By Bus: Touring to and from city destinations is done on a private vehicle such as a car, jeep, or microbus. Luxury tourist buses, which are only hired by the company, for the most part, make the long-distance travel. You will have to take a public bus on some trip, but you do not need to worry about your protection or comfort because you ride with our guides and support staff in a group.
By air: The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back is included in the price.
Equipment and Packaging list
Short-sleeved Trekking shirts
Trekking pants and jackets
Long-sleeved Trekking shirts
Insulating down jackets
Sanitary pads / Tampons
Mosquito and insect repellents
Hot water Thermos
Peak climbing gears
- Climbing Helmet: Choose a good quality climbing helmet. Make sure your warm cap fits under your helmet.
- Climbing Boots: High altitude, Insulated stiff-soled climbing boots.
- Crampons: C2 crampons that fit the climbing boots.
- Climbing Harness: Good quality climbing harness.
- Ascending device or Jumar
- Descending or belay device
- Tape sling: UIAA tested 220cm open tape sling or 2 x 120 cm closed tape sling
- Carabiners: 2 x lockable carabiners. 2 x non-locking carabiners
- Prusik loop: Best quality prusik loop
- Ice ax: An ice ax with a wrist strap for climbing
This Tour with HSJ
Guides and Porters
Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced, hospitable, and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt. of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, Himalayan Rescue Association, and Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project. You will be provided with the professional and an experienced English speaking trekking guide with the good knowledge of the place and the trek. The trekking crew is skilled with the experience of over 10 years, well-trained, friendly guide and, courteous and helpful porters, assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.
For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters is our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessity.
Your baggage ought not to be in excess of 15 kg and will be carried by the porters. Porters and Yaks will just go with us until they leave our gear with us at the base camp and leave us for a couple of days during the climbing time frame. You will be liable for your own gear during the ascension. Travelers will bring a backpack or duffel bag to carry water, cameras, bathroom tissue and comfortable garments, and climbing gears. During the ascension, climbers must carry their own gears and are suggested to keep any unnecessary or access stuff at your lodgings, and you can get it back after the journey.
Other Programs and complimentary services with this trip
• Welcome and Farewell dinner
• Yoga Classes
• Spa services
How do we make sure you get the best experience of this trek?
We are your completely flexible travel partner. Want to follow different routes? We have you covered. Have extra time in Nepal? Excellent! We have more add-on tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Cable Car ride to Chandragiri hills, Cooking and Yoga classes in Kathmandu, and so on. Would like to customize the trip? Well, why not? Give us your ideas and we will prepare a complete itinerary for you. Do you want to use a different standard of accommodations than provided in the itineraries? Of course! You absolutely can. From your arrival until you depart, your wishes are our command. Feel free to make the request.
It is best to book in advance but for those who cannot, for whatever reason, make a last-minute reservation special arrangement for Himalayan Social Journey. In the case of last-minute reservation, 100% tour payment will be approved within 24 hours. We try to operate a trek at any time but we are not liable for the delay in case of last-minute reservation, because of uncontrolled changes such as weather and the availability of accommodation.
Throughout the years of business, we have always put the customer's feedback as our inspiration towards making our company a great travel partner. With many ups and downs, and good and not so good feedbacks we have reached where we are now. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate it if you give us your valuable feedback, an account of good and bad experiences, recommendations, and also your honest rating to our trip advisor page.
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Lobuche Peak climbing is only feasible under good and favorable weather or climatic condition only . The climb of the summit will get difficult with erratic climate and strong winds. From September to November and from March to May are the right seasons for the Lobuche peak in autumn and spring.
It is easier to add extra time while preparing your journey to Peak Climbing. The climatic conditions in the mountains you will never know about. Your flights could be delayed or canceled due to bad weather. Also, you may have to rest a few days at lower altitudes when you suffer from a high altitude sickness.
Schedule for Acclimatization
It will be difficult to reach an altitude above 6000 m, so the right amount of acclimatization is important. Air-conditioning is performed to allow the body to respond strongly to the surroundings. Before you climb up, you need to give your body proper rest.
Before you begin this journey, your mind and body should be well prepared. A great deal of energy is required as the steep paths are ascending. The last steep ascent through the headwall is the most exciting part. You can conquer them by preparing properly.
Verify your equipment
In guaranteeing your health, gear plays a key part. To hit the top, you will need numerous mountain gears and kits. You can rent in Kathmandu, but it can be average. You must also properly test your equipment such as they don't break on storm and snowfall.
Research on weather, risks, and also check on some surviving tactics and techniques in extreme conditions.
You will be trekking for 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.
You need physical and technical training before you start your journey. A mountaineer should be well aware of the entire journey.
On this climb you bring the mountain equipment like ropes, crampons, harness, etc. These gears are critical for fast and safe climbing.
You will camp to adapt to camping life and, if possible, to use the facilities. This helps to increase the understanding of how to deal with them.
You should do some physical activity before climbing. For example, walking, swimming, cycling, etc.
You reach the summit without hesitation with proper preparation and acclimatization schedules.
At 9,500 meters, Lukla is 2850 meters high. The higher the height, the less the rain. The aircraft must then land quickly. The weather in this area is continuously shifting and the cloud cover can be severe and contributes to large turbulences, which appear to be rough for travelers, but not dangerous. In fact, it is the busiest airport in the world and the most important port of entry and exit for walkers trying to climb Everest.
Usually between October to May the flights are usual. However, you can encounter a delay or cancelation of the flight due to high altitudes, bad weather and unexpected technical problems. In the case of these events, Discovery World Trekking charters a helicopter to ensure you are either on a safe journey or on your flight home, which is an unpredictable occurrence that will cost additional costs. rIf the visibility is less than 1,500 m, however, helicopter facilities can not work and the flight will have to rescheduled. Himalayan Social Journey will reschedule your flight for you. But please allocate one or two extra days for the journey.
Travel insurance & rescue when travelling to a remote destination like Nepal is strongly advised. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour. Your insurance policy must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as helicopter rescue, cancellation, air ambulance, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and cover repatriation and personal expenses. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors’ fees, and repatriation costs are the client’s responsibility. For the reliable travel insurance, we have the suggestion of some of the best insurance companies: Cover more or Europe assistance or Travel Direct- TID. We have an agreement with the Helicopter Company to do the payment of Helicopter evacuation after we collect the payment with you once you have been rescued. And the reimbursement responsibility from your insurance company will go up to you. Be sure your policy specifically covers helicopter evacuation and does not exclude mountaineering or alpinism.
On the trek, we'll be staying at simple lodges run by Nepali families. During the trek, the bathrooms are outside the rooms and hot water is dependent on solar panels so don't count on many warm showers.
Most teahouses (lodges) in Everest region trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal Bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season), and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.
During the camping season, our catering staff prepares hygienic food to serve you when on Base Camp and High Camp.
Yes, All required Climbing gears, tents, plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice- ax, zoomer, harness, the figure of eight, carabineer, etc will be provided by the company.
The insurance of the guide and porter is covered by the company. All our guides and porters are properly insured.
Your baggage ought not to be in excess of 15 kg and will be carried by the porters. Porters and Yaks will just go with us until they leave our gear with us at the base camp and leave us for a couple of days during the climbing time frame. You will be liable for your own gear during the ascension. Travelers will bring backpack or duffel bag to carry water, cameras, bathroom tissue and comfortable garments and climbing gears. During the ascension, climbers must carry their own gears and are suggested to keep any unnecessary or access stuff at your lodgings, and you can get it back after the journey.
The maximum weight limit for the Lukla flight is 15kgs, which is equivalent to 33 pounds including your hand-carry (daypack). If your baggage exceeds the weight limits, additional costs of USD 1 -2 per kg will be applicable and the payment should be made at the airport counter itself.
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There are three ways to get a visa for Nepal
- Visa on arrival: You can get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or other designated entry points. The visa fee is USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, or USD 125 for 90 days.
- Online application: You can apply for a visa online through the Nepal Immigration website. https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np .The visa fee is the same as for visa on arrival.
- Nepalese Embassy or Consulate: You can also apply for a visa at a Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country. The visa fee may be different, so check with the embassy or consulate.
- Passport valid for at least six months from your planned entry date into Nepal.
- Visa application form.
- Passport-sized photo (Bring 4 )
Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)
Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:
- Children below 10 years except US citizens
- Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen - Bangladesh , Bhutan, India , Maldives , Pakistan , Sri-Lanka (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
- Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
- Chinese Nationals for 150 days
Nationals of following countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.
- Refugees with travel document
If your passport is not valid for at least six months, you will need to renew your passport before you travel to Nepal. You can renew your passport at your local passport office. The process of renewing your passport can take several weeks, so it is important to start the process early.
Nepal has Three international airports: Kathmandu, Bhairawa, and Pokhara. Currently, Pokhara airport does not handle international flights. However, there are a few flights to Bhairawa from few countries. The main international airport in Nepal is Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), located in Kathmandu. You can search TIA airport to book your International flight.
By land: There are multiple land entry points along the borders of Nepal, India, and China. These entry points include Kakarvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalganj, Dhangadhi, Mahendranagar, and Kerung(china boarder)
If you've booked a multiday tour or trekking package with Himalayan Social Journey, we'll pick you up from the airport. Upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will be there to greet you with a sign displaying your name and our company's name. We'll then take you to your pre-booked hotel.
To make the pick-up process smooth, kindly share your flight details, including flight number and arrival time. If there are any changes to your arrival plans, please inform us as soon as possible so we can arrange your pick-up accordingly. Travel with us for a hassle-free experience!
Please keep this thing in your mind that there are some airport touts and scam artists who take advantage of tourists. They might offer to carry your luggage and they want a large amount of money. Sometimes they intimidate our drivers and even take away their signs. Anyway...if you want someone to help you with your luggage you can give them NOT MORE THAN 1 - 2 DOLLARS. This is a small hassle that tourists sometimes face upon arrival at the airport. Do not stress about this but just be aware not to give more than a few dollars for their luggage handling if you choose to take someone's services. Nepalese in general are very kind and hospitable people.
The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese rupee (NPR). Major foreign currencies such as USD, AUD, and EURO are accepted for VISA.
There are plenty of ATMs in these major cities, so you can easily withdraw cash from your foreign currency bank account. Credit cards are also accepted in some shops and restaurants, but they are not as widely accepted as cash.
On the trek, you will only need to use Nepali rupees. You can exchange your foreign currency for Nepali rupees at your hotel, money exchanges, or the airport. Himalayan Social Journey representatives will also be happy to help you exchange money.
If you have booked a trekking or multi-day tour with Himalayan Social Journey, the orientation meeting usually happens at your Kathmandu hotel around 4 or 5 pm. Our team will provide you with the specific details upon your arrival.
If you're arriving early or leaving late, please ensure to arrange extra hotel accommodations by contacting . Let us know if you'll be extending your stay in Nepal, and we'll book your additional nights. Also, kindly share your flight details with us to facilitate a smooth pick-up and drop process.
When you book a trip with us, the standard accommodation arrangement is on a twin-sharing basis. This means two people will be staying in each room throughout the trip. However, if you prefer to have a room to yourself or if you're traveling alone, you can choose the "single supplement" option. By selecting this option, you'll have a private room during the trip, but please note that there will be an additional cost for the single room arrangement according to tour / trek.
For each tour date, there will be several separate groups, each with a maximum of 14 people and their own experienced English-speaking guide. During the trek, there will be a suitable number of porters available to carry your luggage. Additionally, if you prefer to do a private tour or trek with your own group, that is also possible.
Nepal has five main seasons: summer, monsoon, spring, autumn, and winter. Each season offers unique experiences and weather conditions.
Winter (Late Dec - Feb): Cold temperatures, great for festival tours and special highlights.
Spring (Mar - May): Magical rhododendron blooms, ideal for trekking and peak climbing.
Monsoon (Jun - Aug): Low season with rain, but perfect for nature lovers and discounts on hotels.
Autumn (Sep - Nov): Peak season, clear weather, and popular trekking regions fill up fast.
You can check the live weather condition via this website https://www.accuweather.com
The hotel in Kathmandu where you'll stay during the trip offers complimentary storage services. You can leave your luggage and extra clothing that you won't need for the trekking / tour. Rest assured, you can collect them once the trek and tour are over.
Don't forget to bring both TWO and THREE-pin travel adapters! If you don't have them, you can purchase them at supermarkets or electronic shops in Kathmandu. Our guide will be there to assist you if needed. You can get information about plug and voltage in below link.
Most places in Nepal are covered by mobile network providers, especially Ncell and Nepal Telecom. You can use data services for communication. You can buy a SIM card at the airport counter. There are also free and paid Wi-Fi services in most tea houses in Nepal during trek.
Here are some tips for staying connected while you are in Nepal:
- Buy a SIM card as soon as you arrive in Nepal. This will give you access to data services and allow you to make calls and send text messages.
- Check the coverage map of your mobile network provider before you travel. This will help you to know where you can expect to have good reception.
- If you are planning on visiting remote areas and need to be in connected on Internet , you may want to consider renting a satellite phone. This will give you access to communication even in areas with no mobile network coverage.
- There are many free and paid Wi-Fi hotspots in Nepal. You can find these at hotels, tea houses, restaurants, cafes, and even some temples.
If you would like to book extra activities such as Paragliding, Bungy jump, Mountain flight, Heli Tour , Bhaktapur Sightseeing many more programs. You can find updated price and program detail in this link: . You can book by contacting us at For longer excursions such as Bhutan, Tibet, India, and any other treks also, we can help but please contact us immediately at
If you have purchased a voucher from any deal company, please come in contact with us with the voucher code (redemption code) so that the voucher can be redeemed on time. Since we need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements, kindly confirm your spot with your suitable date at-least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. You can redeem you voucher through this link too :
A typical suggestion for tipping is to allocate around USD 50-60 for the guide and porter if you're happy with their service. However, the amount you decide to tip is entirely up to you, and you can give whatever you feel is appropriate based on the excellent service they provided during your tour / trek
Packing List for Tour:
Pack appropriate clothing for the weather conditions during your visit. Include comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Don't forget essential travel documents, a camera, and any necessary medications.
Packing List for Trekking
- Trekking Poles - 1
- Daypack - 1
- Backpack - 1
- Water Reservoir - 1
- Sleeping bag - HSJ will provide
- sleeping bag liner
- Underwear - 3
- Socks - 3
- Bra - 3
- base Layers pant - 1
- Trekking Tshirt - 3
- Trekking Pants - 2
- Rain Pants - 1
- Hiking Shoes/ Boots - 1
- Gloves - 1
- Hat - 1
- Down Jacket - 1
- Wind Breaker - 1
- Sandles -1
- Sunglasses - 1
- Books or E-reader (optional)
- Microfiber towel - 1
- Toothbrush - 1
- Toothpaste - 1
- First aid kit - 1
- Medicine kit -1
- sunscreen -1
- sewing kit -1
- Soap/shampoo - 1
- Comb or brush - 1
- Period supplies - 1
- Toilet paper - 1
- sanitising gel - 1
- Extranel Hardrive (optional )
- Head touch
- Power bank for charging Phone
If you cancel the trip for any reason, the 20% deposit amount will not be refunded. If you have paid the full trip amount and need to cancel, you will receive your money back, but a cancellation charge of 20% will still apply.
For voucher holders who purchased vouchers from deal companies, we must adhere to their cancellation policy. However, under both circumstances, we are flexible and can reschedule your trip for a later date. To cancel any trip, please make sure to provide written notification of your cancellation.
Sometimes travellers are unable to finish the scheduled trek/tour due to the various reasons or they ended up not completing the trek/tour for health or personal reasons. In this case please realize that we cannot offer you any refunds for unused days on the tour. You have to understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides , porters, drivers for the time they have committed.
Our commitment is to offer you an unforgettable journey with the best services. We take our responsibilities seriously and conduct all programs in Nepal according to the rules and regulations of Nepal Goverement. If needed, we can provide alternative itineraries for a delightful holiday experience. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to help!