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Jiri to Gokyo EBC Trekking

Everest view from Gokyo

Jiri to Gokyo EBC Trekking follows the classic route pursued by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on their trail to Everest Base Camp and visit to yet another natural wonder of the Everest region – the Gokyo Valley. Everest Base Camp trekking is a once in a lifetime experience and is the most popular trekking routes in the world. Basically, there exits two routes for Everest Base Camp trek; one is to fly to Lukla and begin the trek and another beginning from Jiri i.e. hike all the way towards the base camp. The itinerary for Jiri to Gokyo EBC has enough days for proper acclimatizing and has been carefully designed consulting with experienced mountaineers and trekking guides. The trek offers majestic Himalayan panorama and the trails passes through alpine forests, high mountain lakes, glacier rivers, many Sherpa villages, Buddhist monasteries.

The program Jiri to Gokyo EBC begins with drive from Kathmandu to Jiri and towards Bhandar. Following the footsteps of Hillary & Sherpa, the trail passes thru several mountain settlements and reaches Phakding. Then follows Namche Bazaar – the central hub for mountaineers & trekkers then the trail winds along towards the Gokyo Valley. Enjoy the great pristine mountains lakes in the Gokyo and watch spectacular mountain panorama from Gokyo Ri. Eventually, the trek proceeds to the Everest Base Camp after Gokyo. Hike up to the Kalapathar extends panoramic views of several Khumbu giants including Mt. Everest. Then finally, trace the route back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek not only promises great trekking in the Himalayas but also provides full insight of the culture and tradition of the mountain community – the Sherpas as well as being at the foot of the world’s highest mountains – Mt. Everest.

Trip Highlights

  • Discover Kathmandu during sightseeing at several UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Bird’s eye view of the world’s tallest mountains onboard flight to Lukla
  • Namche Bazaar – the central hub for mountaineers & trekkers alike
  • Great hike thru green landscapes, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers 
  • Visit to Tengboche Monastery renowned as one of the famous monasteries in the region 
  • Panoramic views of the Khumbu region from Gokyo Ri
  • Visit high mountain pristine lakes in the Gokyo Valley
  • Explore Everest Base Camp & Khumbu Glacier
  • Hike up to Kalapatthar, a rocky hill at the height of 5550m to get panoramic 360-degree view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Thamserku (6623m), Nuptse (7816m)
  • Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site) with diverse floras and faunas

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri

Day 04 : Bhandar to Sete(2575m) 6-7 hrs

Day 05 : Sete to Junbesi(2670 m) 6-7 hrs

Day 06 : Junbesi to Nunthala (2220m) 6 hrs

Day 07 : Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m) 5-6 hrs

Day 08 : Bupsa to Surke (2290m) 5-6 hrs

Day 09 : Surke to Phakding (2,652m) 4-5 hrs

Day 10 : Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5-6 hrs

Day 11 : Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hrs

Day 12 : Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3500m) 5-6 hrs

Day 13 : Phortse Thanga to Dole (4200m) 3-4 hrs

Day 14 : Dole to Machhermo (4470m) 3-4 hrs

Day 15 : Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m) 5-6 hrs

Day 16 : In Gokyo (Acclimatize & Hike to Gokyo-Ri)

Day 17 : Gokyo to Phortse (3950m) 5-6 hrs

Day 18 : Phortse to Pheriche (4310m) 6-7 hrs

Day 19 : Pheriche to Lobuche (4735m) 3-4 hrs

Day 20 : Lobuche to Gorak Shep & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m) 5-6 hrs

Day 21 : Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545 m) - Pheriche (4280 m) 7-8 hrs

Day 22 : Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m) 5-6 hrs

Day 23 : Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monjo (2,850m) 5-6 hrs

Day 24 : Monjo to Lukla (2800m) 5-6 hrs

Day 25 : Lukla – Kathmandu

Day 26 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

What is Included

  • Airport pick up / drop off by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tours inclusive of private vehicle and guide.
  • Kathmandu to Jiri by private jeep.
  • Accommodation during the trek at guest houses/lodges.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) during the trek including their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
  • Sagarmatha National park entrance Permit and fees.
  • Gaurishankar National park entrance Permit and fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare.
  • Domestic airport departure tax.
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole.
  • Breakfree Adventures T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu if needed.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs for faster service)
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Any kind of drinks (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottle water, cola, beer etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from your designated destinations, you will be received by a representative of the travel company at the arrival gate who will then transfer you to you allotted hotels.  If the time persists, you can either visit the city or relax at the hotel to overcome your jet lag. O/N at Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

The Kathmandu sightseeing trip will begin in the morning. After breakfast, you will be taken towards Kathmandu Durbar (Palace) Square, one of the heritage sites where you can view many historical and cultural monuments. Later, you will visit another heritage site known as Pashupatinath Temple. This is a sacred Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva named which is always crowded by Hindu pilgrims. After lunch, visit to Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists) will be carried forward. Likewise, Boudhanath Shrine will be covered by the evening.  After concluding the sightseeing, there will be seminar for you to attend to discuss about the upcoming trekking plans. O/N at Hotel.

Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Bhandar via Jiri

Early morning drive from Kathmandu north-east of Kathmandu towards Jiri. It takes about 6-7 hrs of drive thru mountain road. After Jiri continue drive to Bhandar- the trek start-in-point. The highway is a single lane road but it’s condition has improve nowadays if compared to some years back. The drive is scenic with views of Himalayas like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa. O/N at Lodge.

Day 04 : Bhandar to Sete(2575m) 6-7 hrs

After breakfast, trek begins from Bhandar through deep forests crossing few streams way past small villages like Dokharpa and Baranda. The trail then climbs thru a forest down to the Surma Khola and continues to Likhu Khola Valley. You will then climb a ridge to small village of Kenja and with another steep ascend to Chimbu. After continuing further will reach Sete. O/N at Lodge.

Day 05 : Sete to Junbesi(2670 m) 6-7 hrs

The trail climbs to Lamjura La thru pine, magnolia, maple, birch & rhododendron forests. En-route pass villages of Dagchu & Goyem. Cross the Lamjura la pass (3530m), the highest point between Jiri & Namche Bazaar. The pass offers beautiful view of the surrounding area and the mountains. Then you will descend down the pass to Tragdobuk and towards Junbesi. In Junbesi, you can spend the afternoon exploring the village and it’s local lifestyles. O/N at Lodge.

Day 06 : Junbesi to Nunthala (2220m) 6 hrs

Today the trek involves crossing a stream beyond Junbesi then climb up the forest slope. After an hour, great Himalayan views greets you which include Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku, Mera peak and many others. It is the first view of Everest during the trek although the lower peaks which are closer looks higher than the distant eight-thousanders. Then you will continue to Salung and descend to Ringmo Khola. The trail ascends to Ringmo, crosses Trakshindo la pass then descends to Trashingdo. You will arrive Nunthala after another hour’s descend thru conifer & rhododendron forests, terraced fields. O/N at Lodge.

Day 07 : Nunthala to Bupsa (2360 m) 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, continue the trek with descending down to Dudh Koshi River and following the river you will head towards Khumbu. The trail then crosses a bridge and climbs to Jubing and continues straight to Churkha. You will climb the trail eastward to reach Khari Khola and descend to cross a suspension bridge. After climbing steeply will finally reach Bupsa. O/N at Lodge

Day 08 : Bupsa to Surke (2290m) 5-6 hrs

The trek starts from Bupsa rising up thru a forested stretch passing Kharte. Khari la pass comes after uphill climb from Kharte. Enjoy spectacular views from the Khari la pass of mountains like Gyachung Kang & Khumbila. You will then descend to Puiyan and after ups & downs will reach Surke. O/N at Lodge.

Day 09 : Surke to Phakding (2,652m) 4-5 hrs

The trail from Surke climbs towards Chauri Kharka then it goes up to Chhiplung. You will then go down to reach Phakding. O/N at Lodge

Day 10 : Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 5-6 hrs

Start the trek walking thru pine forest along the Dudh Koshi River thru many suspension bridges, one of the popular one is ‘Hillary Suspension Bridge’. En-route first encounter good view of Thamserku and you will trek along passing Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and reach the check-post and entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. You will pass thru the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs way past forests & bridges to reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi & Bhote Koshi Rivers. Then you go for the final steep ascend for about 2 hrs & get the first sights of Mt. Everest peering over Lhotse Nuptse ridge. We will stop at Chautara to respond to the view. Hiking further for about 1.5 hrs will reach Namche – the central hub for trekkers & mountaineers and also the main trade centre of Khumbu. O/N at Lodge.

Day 11 : Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hrs

Today is set for acclimatization as it’s very important whilst trekking in the high altitude. The full day is spent getting used to the high altitude and environment of higher elevations. After lunch, you will go for a short hike towards the Everest View Hotel from where some great panoramic views of the Khumbu peaks including Mt. Everest can be witnessed. Later on back to Namche. O/N at Lodge.

Day 12 : Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3500m) 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, start the trek enjoying the scenic views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam and close up view of Thamserku. You will first go few ups and downs and en-route spot wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan Thar, colorful pheasant. The trails than ascends to Sansa via Kayangjuma, the major trail junction to the Gokyo Valley & EBC. Trek further thru Mongla pass (38758m) which offers great views of Amadablam, Thamserku, Tawache, Khumbila. Then you will descend down to Duh Koshi River crossing a bridge and further ascend via rhododendron forest to finally arrive at Phortse Thanga. It is located besides the peaks of Tawache and Cholatse. O/N at Lodge.

Day 13 : Phortse Thanga to Dole (4200m) 3-4 hrs

It’s a short trek today to Dole. You will have a moderate walk with few ups & downs. Then the trail crosses a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. En-route again spot Himalayan wildlife like mountain goat, musk deer, peasants. You will then walk thru forests crossing bridges and enjoying the waterfalls, and after crossing few bridges will reach Dole. Dole is a beautiful mountain village. O/N at Lodge

Day 14 : Dole to Machhermo (4470m) 3-4 hrs

The trail today climbs thru a ridge above Dole and ascends via Lhabarma. It further continues with spectacular views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, Thamserku and arrives at a small village of Luza (4360m). Then you will ascend via Luza to Dudh Koshi Valley, and walking along the roaring Dudh Koshi and crossing few villages will eventually arrive at Machhermo. Machhermo probably is the last major settlement on the way to Gokyo; Himalayan Rescue Hospital is at Machhermo where we visit to know more about high altitude climbing and sickness. In the early seventies, it’s said that people sited Yeti at Machhermo. O/N at Lodge.

Day 15 : Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m) 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, climb thru a ridge Chorten which offering good view fo Kangtega, Thamserku, Cho Oye and the trial reaches Pangka (4480m). Pangka is where a deadly avalanche killed forty people in 1995. The trial then passes thru a bank of river and ascends the terminal moraine of Ngozamba Glacier. You will have the glimpse of the first lake walking further. Ahead is the second lake that offers a mesmerizing view of sparkling blue water. The third lake is a little ahead of the second, and the two lakes are linked by a stream. Gokyo stands by the third lake and upon reaching Gokyo,  you will be stunned by scenic view of Cho Oyu. Explore the third lake as well, the Dudh Pokhari. Gokyo has lot more to offer alongside it’s natural beauty. O/N at Lodge

Day 16 : In Gokyo (Acclimatize & Hike to Gokyo-Ri)

This day is for acclimatizing and we shall hike up to the Gokyo-Ri, the perfect viewpoint in the Everest region. The view from it’s top is simply mesmerizing and gives panoramic mountain drama of the Khumbu. Gokyo is more popular for it’s great lakes where we can visit the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and the fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). The fourth lake is 3 kms from north of Gokyo and the trail further continues to the fifth lake. You may choose to climb a hill at the edge of the lakes to get the views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu. This viewpoint is called Scoundrel’s viewpoint. From the northern part of the fight lake you can see the base camp of Cho Oyu. The view of the world’s biggest glacier; the Ngazumpa glacier is yet another attraction of our trip. You may also choose to trek further for the astonishing view of the sixth lake depending upon the availability of time. O/N at Lodge.

Day 17 : Gokyo to Phortse (3950m) 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, the trail follows the eastern side of the Gokyo Valley enjoying majestic view of Khumbila. And you will then ascend to Pangka, turn east and climb the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa Glacier. The trail then goes few ups and downs before finally arriving at Phortse. O/N at Lodge.

Day 18 : Phortse to Pheriche (4310m) 6-7 hrs

The trek today involves trekking all the way down to Pheriche again enjoying some great peaks of the Khumbu region. Upon reaching Pheriche, check-in lodge and the rest of the time can be spend strolling around the Sherpa village and getting know their culture & tradition or simply rest at the lodge. O/N at Lodge.

Day 19 : Pheriche to Lobuche (4735m) 3-4 hrs

Today, the trek is from Pheriche to Lobuche to set off our another important goal of the trek, the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathhar. It is a short trek and helps us to acclimatize better. In Lobuche, spend the day hanging round the village and prepare for the next day’s expedition. O/

Day 20 : Lobuche to Gorak Shep & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m) 5-6 hrs

Today is the special day to achieve the ultimate destination of the trek – Everest Base Camp. The trail is with many ups and downs in high altitude and you may feel tired but the journey is still worthwhile. It takes about 3 hours of steady hiking to reach the base camp. Upon reaching the base camp, enjoy the natural splendor of Khumbu Glacier and icefall. This exactly is the point from where expedition to Mt. Everest begins. After base camp, you will return to Gorakshep. O/N at Lodge.

Day 21 : Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545 m) - Pheriche (4280 m) 7-8 hrs

Start the hike to Kala Patthar in the morning to catch the dramatic view of Mt. Everest in sunrise so you need to start early in the morning. The temperature will be cold plus there’s always potential of chilly winds which are quite common in this area. As you hike along peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse towards the east emerges and even Mt. Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. After several hours of ascend, Kala Patthar is reached. At Kala Patthar, scramble to climb a rock outcrop near to summit marked by prayer flags; from it’s top majestic panorama of the mountains all around enfolds. Take many pictures as you like and later on back to Gorak shep, have our breakfast then gradually descend down to Pheriche for a good night’s rest. O/N at Lodge.

Day 22 : Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m) 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, the trek requires walking downhill then crossing Punki Tenga en-route passing Tengboche. Then you will proceed towards Kyanjuma – the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley. The trail passes thru suspension bridge over the Dud Koshi River and way past the rhododendron forest to finally arrive at Kyanjuma. O/N at Lodge.

Day 23 : Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monjo (2,850m) 5-6 hrs

Day begins with trekking past Khumjung- a village in the Khumbu, crossing bridge over the Imja River and finally arrive at Monjo. En-route you will visit Hillary Memorial School ascending to Syangboche airport then descend to Namche Bazaar. Explore Namche for sometime before heading towards Monjo for the overnight stay. O/N at Lodge.

Day 24 : Monjo to Lukla (2800m) 5-6 hrs

The final day of the trek and prepare yourself for some lower altitude trek towards Lukla. The trail passes thru various Sherpa villages, dense forested areas of beautiful rhododendron and pine trees. It’s a slow walk today. En-route you will also encounter few monasteries highlight Buddhist culture & traditions. Finally arrive Lukla & check-in lodge. O/N at Lodge.

Day 25 : Lukla – Kathmandu

Early in the morning, get ready for flight back to Kathmandu. Our representatives will meet you at the airport then transfer to your hotel. The day is free and at leisure, and you can go for shopping around or stroll round the city or just rest at the hotel. In the evening, we shall take you for a farewell dinner at one of the Nepali authentic restaurant. O/N at Hotel.

Day 26 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

As per your flight timings, you will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal at the Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule from your hotel in Kathmandu. A day to bid farewell to the glorious country situated in the South Asia. While waiting for your flight, you can make plans to venture other destinations of the majestic country in near future.

We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

We will provide you with comprehensive information on the every trek and tour we arrange. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any questions, we are more than happy to assist you in anyway.
 
When to go:
Spring (February, March, April, May) and Autumn (October, November) are the best seasons for the Jiri to Gokyo EBC Trekking. The weather is sunny and warm offering outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Jiri to Gokyo EBC Trekking, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.
 
Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended and is in fact compulsory should you be going trekking, rafting, paragliding etc. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy, as some companies do not cover such things. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time.
 
Meals and Accommodation:
In Kathmandu, we normally use 3 stars hotel with breakfast but can upgrade upon request. During the Jiri to Gokyo EBC Trekking, we provide the best available guest house which is called Tea house (lodge). Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guesthouses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. Keep in mind that there are several places which do not allow single accommodations during peak season, but we will try our best to accommodate your preferences if possible. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.
 
We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from guesthouses chosen from a menu. While Jiri to Gokyo EBC Trekking, your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.
 
Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 26 days Jiri to Gokyo EBC Trekking is moderate to strenuous trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish the 26 days Jiri to Gokyo EBC Trekking successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.
 
The Trekking Group:
For the Jiri to Gokyo EBC Trekking, there will be one Guide, assistant Guide (8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group is sick; the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Jiri to Gokyo EBC Trekking for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of sixteen people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if youd like to make a group booking for more than sixteen people together, we can arrange this too.
 
Trekking Guides and Staff:
The most significant thing that makes your Jiri to Gokyo EBC Trekking successful, enjoyable and memorable is the expert, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and Guide and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of our Trekking Guides are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, Guiding skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Breakfree Adventures employs staffs who have plenty of knowledgeable about culture, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trekking Guide of Breakfree Adventures are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc:
 
·         Intensive Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
 
·         Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Governments Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
 
·         Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
 
·         English Language - KEEP (Kathmandu environment education project)
 
·         Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
 
·         Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association
 
Our Trekking Guides obviously speak English sufficient enough to communicate but please consider this is not our mother language. The guides and porters know the routes and locality like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are extremely passionate about their country and its cultural aspects.
 
Climate and Weather:
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
 
Himalayan weather can be unpredictable where nights are generally cooler and days warmer. It’s a bit colder during the winter season (Jan to Feb) but  days can be quite warm and lovely if the sun is shining. You can expect a bit of snow in the months of January/February and December. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.
 
Safety and Security:
Security and safety are a high priority of our company however there are risks associated with adventure travel, that you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.
 
Responsible Travel
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel Professionals who are well trained to give you the best of what Nepal has to offer. Our professional team follows a social philosophy that accepts responsibility for the local people and the environment in which we work. We respect the natural environment and the culture of our country, and we help travellers from around the world discover the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Nepal. We know that responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment and maximize employment and income-generating opportunities for local communities. The whole of Nepal, including those living in remote rural areas that have very few other opportunities for development, benefits from sustainable tourism.
 
Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving the environment. As responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local communities through which we travel. While trekking to different destinations, we choose environmentally- friendly lodges that respect the needs of their staff members. We take care of our staff as well as our valued clients. During our treks and other trips, we follow a zero garbage policy (“pack in, pack out”) and leave nothing behind in the campsites. We always welcome your feedback and comments regarding responsible travel, so please send an e-mail to let us know what you think.

Important Note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 26 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Strenous

Activities: Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking

Best Season: Feb - May and Oct - Nov

Max Altitude: 5,550 meters (Kalapathar)

Daily Walking: 5 - 6 hours each day

Transportation: Private vehicles & Flights

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full board on trek

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu, Lodge/Guest house during the trek

Trip Type: Lodge to Lodge Trek

Starts/Ends: Jiri / Lukla

Group Size: Minimum 2 People

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