Our all of the Student Tour Packages include the company or organization visit for the management and other faculty students. These packages are available for the whole year and students can choose the travel date as per their requirements. We hope that the students like the Student Tour Packages. Each travel itinerary can customize as per the student’s available time and budget.
We offer Khaptad Trek, Rara Lake, Lumbini, Pokhara, Muktinath, Chitwan and other tours in the western region. Similarly Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking, Namobuddha Hiking, Nuwakot Tour, Gosainkunda Trek, in the central region. Also, Ilam Tour, Pathibhara Darshan Tour, Sikkim Darjeeling Tour, Janakpur tour in the eastern region of Nepal. As per the student or college’s request, we will develop the customized itinerary for Singapore Tour, Thailand Tour, Malaysia and Singapore Tour, India Tour, Sri Lanka Tour, Malaysia Tour, Europe Tour and USA Tour. In most of the packages, the student gets breakfast, Lunch, dinner and other facilities such as sightseeing entrance fees, vehicles as per the group size, and hotel accommodation as per the budget. We also provide full complementary (for the inbound tour only) for two office staff from the respective college to take a guardianship of the students.
The objective of the Student Tour Packages
Our main objective of the tour is to reduce the gap between practical experience with the theoretical knowledge. We will arrange the short interaction between students and working professionals upon completion of the industry visit. This might support to gain the practical knowledge to the students. We will separate the students as per their specialized subject and manage the experience sharing session.
Student Tour Packages Accommodation
We will provide three-star hotel accommodation in Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and city area. The hotel will be on sharing basis including breakfast and dinner at that hotel. During the remote area, we will provide best available lodge with hot shower on sharing basis. The accommodation will be comfortable, clean and private.
We will provide three-times meals per day. Most of the days, the breakfast and dinner will be served at the same hotel or guesthouse but this could change as per the travel itinerary. The lunch will be served on the way. You will be served by Nepali authentic food and other international food such as Continental, Chinese, Indian and so on.
Physical Fitness & Walking Experience
We have some hiking packages for students. During hiking student needs to walk around 6-7 hours per day. So, normal fitness level is necessary for such types of the hike. Regular exercise before trekking is highly recommended to complete the trek successfully. If the student has any major health problem such as high blood pressure, heart problem; we highly recommend them to consult with the doctor before hiking.
The pioneer Accessible Trekking Trail Nepal developed at the initiation of Nepal Tourism Board falls in between Himalayan Deurali Resort, Naudanda, Kaskikot of Annapurna Village and Deurali of Pokhara in Lekhnath Metropolitan City. The Accessible Trekking Trail Nepal aims to promote and ensure tourist destinations, products and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations or disabilities of age.
This fairly moderate 1.24 km length and 6 feet width trail are built at an elevation of 1,600 meters in a peaceful and pristine natural atmosphere and perched on the northwest of Pokhara. The trail offers a panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and across Mt. Annapurna to Mt. Manaslu. The trail route audited by Great Himalaya Trails is specially designed for wheelchair users, senior citizens and slow walkers. There are signposts, basic infrastructures, etc. all throughout the trail to ensure visitors’ safety and enhancement of their experience of their trip.
The first tourism conference on accessible tourism was held in March 2018 in Kathmandu and Pokhara by more than 200 delegates to promote accessible holidays. The delegates included representatives from global communities of the disabled.
Statistics also say that the accessible tourism market, although under-served, will account for 25% of total tourism spending by 2020. Looking forward to just a few years, the proportion of people with disabilities will only continue to rise, given the general ageing of the population. The retiring Baby Boomer generation in western countries, in particular, will have a significant impact on the tourism market: they will control 50 per cent of total tourism spending, 40 percent of them will have some form of disability, and by 2020, 25 percent of total worldwide tourism spending will be by travelers with a disability (McKinsey, 2007).
The market for accessible tourism is large and continues to grow. With the growing life expectancy worldwide, the tourism industry will get more seniors/ elderly travelers with less mobility. By promoting inclusive tourism, Nepal can attract such travelers in significant numbers.
This is an untapped market for Nepal. With proper infrastructure and information, Nepal has the full potential to boost numbers as well as revenue from this market. To tap this market, the focus should be placed on making sure that the tourism industry realizes the potential and works to facilitate tourism in Nepal more accessible. A little investment in infrastructure modification is of utmost importance here. Hotels and roads should be encouraged to construct curbs to make movement in them more accessible. Similarly, construction of curbs should also be promoted and encouraged in parks, museums, and roads in tourists areas to facilitate accessible tourism. Accessible toilets are essential in tourist areas and accommodation places.
Trekking areas that are branded as accessible should be graded and tourist services on such trekking trails should have services that are accessible to all. Also, information must be present in all such areas on the various aspects of the visit.
According to the Division for Social Policy and Development under the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, the impact of accessible trekking trail Nepal goes beyond the tourist beneficiaries to the wider society, engraining accessibility into the social and economic values of society.
The Holy Buddha, considered by many to be the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, is the foremost apostle of Peace and Enlightenment. He is known to have dedicated his life toward attaining Nirvana and some of his most prominent lessons are built around the periphery of spiritual completion. Tales of his seven-year meditative trance to attain what The Buddha calls “higher knowledge” (Abhijna in Tevijjavacchagotta Sutta) are widely read and taught even today. Building on his knowledge and his imitable way of life, a wave of conversion ensued and today, Buddhism is the fourth largest religion with about 520 million followers worldwide.
Dedicating our humble effort toward recognizing the novel teachings of Lord Buddha, we have designed a special program called “Buddhist Circuit” to help spread the Light of Knowledge seeded by The Light of Asia.
The Buddhist Circuit starts off with the visit to some of the most significant Buddhist pilgrimage sites within Kathmandu Valley. We drive to Namo Buddha where the pre-incarnation of Buddha is said to have fed his own flesh to a starving tigress symbolizing Empathy and Generosity. After visiting the Monastery and Stupa there, we move on to other Historical sites full of architectural wealth. The circuit of India and Nepal includes places of high significance to Buddhism. These particularly include Lumbini in Nepal (where Lord Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautam to King Suddhodhan and Queen Maya Devi), Bodhgaya in India (where Prince Siddhartha attained Enlightenment/ Nirvana to be Lord Buddha- the Enlightened One), Sarnath in India (where Buddha gave his first sermon to be Enlightened) and Kushinagar in India (where Buddha became ill and left this world in 543 BC).
The Buddhist Circuit of Nepal begins from Lumbini with a nice stroll across Lumbini Garden. We will also visit the Maya Devi Temple and the Sacred Pond along with all the nearby monasteries inside the Maya Devi Garden. The following day comprises of a visit to other interesting Buddhist Sites, mainly Tilaurakot (Kapilvastu), Sagarhawa, Gotihawa, Kudan, and Niglihawa. All of these sites carry their own religious and cultural depth, and they all lay serene in the spiritual contentment they inspire.
While the Buddhist circuit of Nepal is limited only up to Niglihawa, the Buddhist circuit of India & Nepal has an addition to the aforementioned destinations. This trip extends to Vaishali (Patna), Patilputra-the Capital of Ashokan via Kesharia. The next day, we go on a merry drive to Bodhgaya via Nalanda and Rajgir. Here, we can see the famous Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi Tree under which the Buddha meditated. This is followed by a drive to Varanasi the next day and we continue to Sarnath where we can visit the Dhamekha Stupa which was Buddha’s first teaching site. We can also visit the Mulgandha Kuti and the famous Ashokan Pillar. This pillar was originally erected by King Ashoka and is now the proud symbol of India. We then drive to Kushinagar the next day to visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple where Lord Buddha is said to have breathed his last (most Shakya Buddhists call this Samadhi, the deepest meditative trance for sages). We will finally proceed to the Cremation Stupa that symbolizes Buddha in Samadhi and ends our spiritual trip here. We will herein have covered Lord Buddha’s life from Birth to his Enlightenment and finally ending to the place of his Samadhi.
Thus standing, our agendas and ideas that form the foundation of the Buddhist Circuits have been designed and crafted from a very novel perspective. We intend to propel the ship of knowledge set sail by Buddha with more vigour. Following on his footsteps, we hope to help people walk the Buddha way of Life and that is why we have been trying to make people see and feel, in their most intimate soul, the path that Great Buddha had once himself walked.
The spring season is coming soon in Nepal; it is late to book the Everest Base Camp Trek. But, still, you have little bit time to plan to trek to Everest Base Camp. Peregrine Treks is Nepal’s premium adventure travel company and easily handle the last minutes booking for travel and trek in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. This is the world best trekking trail because of unique Sherpa culture, mani stones, Buddhist prayer’s flag, convenient teahouses, and beautiful mountains including Mount Everest. This trek starts from Kathmandu that is 1300 meters altitude and goes up to 5545 meters Kala Patthar. So, previous hiking experience, positive attitude towards hiking, the strong strength of mind, and good fitness level support you to complete this trek successfully. Here are the top 25 things to know before the hike to Everest Base Camp.
1. There are two trekking seasons for Everest Base Camp
You can trek to Everest Base Camp throughout the year, but autumn (September, October and November) and spring (March, April and May) is the best time to trek. At this time you can see the clear sky and mountains because of the sunny weather and warm. You can trek in winter but at this time the temperature will be in minus and you need to prepare for this. Normally, trekking trails are covered by snow and temperature downs up to -20 degree Celsius in Everest Base Camp and Gorekshep. Summer is a good season for botanist because of the greenery and the wildflowers are blooming. Lukla fly may be difficult because of unclear whether, trails will be slippery, and leeches may attack in the lower parts of trek during this season. In summer and winter, the trekking trails are not packed so you can get good hospitality during trekking.
2. Kickstartsyour trip with the exciting Lukla airport
Tenzing Hillary Airport; Lukla is the world’s adventurous airport. You can take it as a mountain flight. You can see dozens of Himalayas and numerous Himalayan range. Y0u need to sit on the left-hand side of the aircraft for the best Mountain View. You have another option for the EBC Trek by Bus. You need to catch the bus from the old bus park, Kathmandu to Jiri or Salleri and start your hiking. It takes a few days more for EBC Trek but it is a good option for beginners. Lukla is the entry point for the all Everest region trekking.
3. Leave a buffer when you book your flights
Lukla lies in the 2860 meters altitude and the weather frequently changes. So, the regular flight may disturb the weather. To ensure your international flight, taking some buffer days in Kathmandu is highly recommended. If you are able to catch your flight on time, you can sightsee Kathmandu Valley, you can go Dhulikhel or Nagarkot. Still, you have time; you can make your tour plan for Pokhara and Chitwan.
4. Make sure your insurance covers your whole trip
During Everest Base Camp Trekking; you need to go up to 5545 meters. At this time, you may get altitude sickness and immediately you need helicopter rescue because this trek is miles far from road access. To be on the safer side, you need to do your insurance, which must cover the evacuation and medical expenses. Major insurance policies have a cap on altitude so, before purchasing the insurance policy confirmed this.
5. The options for hiking – group or solo, guided or not
You have many options for Everest Base Camp hiking. You can trek solo or join the group for this trek. If you have already trekked Everest Base Camp, you can go solely. By joining the group, the Everest Base Camp trek cost will me minimize. You can hire a guide or porters from Lukla. In trekking season, experienced and well-trained guide or porters may not be available. Also, you may have a problem to know the perfect trekking crewmembers.
6. Choose an experienced and government-registered company to guide your trek
Trekking through the experienced and government-registered company is the best and safest options for this trek. You can save time and money by choosing the best trekking company. Because they already managed everything for you and you can trek in a hassle-free mood. Peregrine Treks is a group of young entrepreneurs, who have more than 15 years experience in mountain tourism. Most of the guides are Everest summiteers and to choose them you need to book the trip in an advance. They will do only a few trekking in the year. We will provide the best value for your money.
7. To have a porter or not to have a porter – that is the question
Hiring porters are common during your Everest base camp trek and the daily cost will be around US$ 15 per porter. This covers the accommodation, salary, and their insurance. One porter can carry up to 30 kg of trekking stuff, which is more than enough for two people. If you have a porter, you can walk freely, they will carry your stuff and it will be enjoyable. You need to purchase one cargo or kitty bag to put your trekking stuff. You can get that bag in Thamel at around US$ 8 to 25.
8. You can kit yourself out in Thamel, Kathmandu
You can get new as well hire the trekking stuff in Thamel. There are branded and local trekking equipment. You can get trekking equipment list by your trekking organizer company. Trekking equipment is available in Namche too but the cost of the equipment is slightly high because of the transportation.
9. Bring Nepali Rupees
There are not enough ATM machines in the trekking area. It is highly recommended you exchange Nepali rupees in Thamel. Don’t forget to take the slip at the time of exchanging your money. You can pay in foreign currency for your accommodation in the trekking area but the exchange rate is low than Thamel. You can consult with your trekking company for the estimated Nepalese currency.
10. Pack a book and playing cards
You need to spend your two days in a single place for the acclimatization. To spend time, pack some interesting books and the playing card. In a few days, you need just walk 4-5 hours, on that day also books and playing cards support you to spend your time.
11. Be prepared to substitute wet wipes for showers
Most of the lodges have the hot shower but after Namche taking shower is not recommended because of cold and high altitude. So, to be fresh in those days wet wipes do your job. We will provide hot shower facility up to Namche and after Namche.
12. Bring a battery pack
To charge your gadgets, you need electricity. The electricity is available during the trekking. Small hydro and solar system are available to charge your gadgets. The lodge may take little money to charge your gadgets. The single battery may not be work properly because of the cold. So, the battery pack is highly recommended. The electricity plug socket may vary between Europe and Nepal. In Nepal, two rounded pins are easily available.
13. Take a reusable water bottle
You need to drink plenty of water during the trek, which supports you to acclimatize. After a single purification, most of the water sources are drinkable. So, to save the money, you need to carry big neck bottle. You can buy bottled mineral water on the trekking trail but that is costly as well as that has a negative impact on the environment. In Gorakshep, you need to buy bottled water because the water sources are highly mineralized due to the nearness to the glacier.
14. The most useful toiletries to bring
To protect from sun and cold, you need to carry suns cream. Lip guard cream, wet wipes and recyclable hand wash. We highly recommend you to carry some medicines like Diamox, paracetamol, Imodium etc.
15. You cannot see Mount Everest from Everest Base Camp
This may be an interesting thing for you. You can’t see the Mount Everest from the Everest Base Camp because there are other mountains, which block your view. You can easily see the Mount Everest from the trekking trail. Kala Patthar is the main viewpoint to see Mount Everest.
16. Head up to Kala Patthar for sunrise
You need to wake up early in the morning for the sunrise view from Kala Patthar. This is the highest point of your entire Everest Base Camp Trek and situated at 5545 meters altitude. You can see the astonishing view of Mount Everest, Khumbu Glacier and dozens of other Himalayas from this point.
17. There is no rush
Hike slowly from Namche, enjoy with nature, take photographs, chat with your friends and relatives, describe your trekking experience. Stop in the teahouses for snacks and tea, drink plenty of water, make a positive attitude towards hiking, this supports you for proper acclimatization. If you will be rush, high altitude may affect you and your Everest Base Camp Trek may cancel. If you have limited time, you can down quickly as well as you can take a helicopter to return from trekking.
18. Keep on the mountainside; particularly where yaks and mules are involved
The trekking trail is wide but if you find the group of mules and yaks, you need to keep on the mountainside for your safety.
19. Look forward to the amazing suspension bridges
Suspension or hanging bridges are strong and steady. You need not be nervous because of the suspension bridge. Before crossing the bridges, be sure that heavy loaded porters are coming from your opponent or not. Stay some time on the edge of the bridge if there are wide loaded porters. You can take full enjoyment of the prayer flags and Khadas, which is threaded up along the bridge.
20. Be sensitive to altitude sickness symptoms
Altitude sickness is a common problem during hiking in the mountains. Normally this problem arises hike over 3500 meters. The highest elevation of the Everest Base Camp Trek in 5545 meters, so there are high chances of altitude sickness problems because of careless. The major symptoms are a headache, often with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, disturbed sleep, dizziness etc. You need to consult with your guide if these signs shown by your body. Drinking plenty of water, garlic soup, using Diamox may reduce this sickness problem the descending is the best option for treatment.
21. The accommodation is basic but comfy
Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trekking is basic but all of them are comfortable. There are a few luxurious trekking lodges, but they are expensive. You need to book Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Package to stay in that lodge. In the normal lodge, there is a warm eating area, good western as well as Nepali food, comfortable bedroom. Lodge provides the pillows and blanket but taking sleeping bag is highly recommended.
22. Food and drink options
There are enough lodges along the trekking trail; you need not worry about the food and drinks. You can get Nepali and western food in major lodges. In peak trekking season, lodges may not be easily available because of lots of tourists. But we will manage and pre-book the lodges for you. Alcoholic drinks are not recommended during trekking because of high altitude.
23. Everything gets more expensive the higher up you go
There is no road access in that area. Foods with all other things must carry by porters, mules, yaks and helicopters. Because of the transportation cost, most of the goods are expensive in the higher area.
24. You can tap into wifi if you need to
We will provide one Nepali sim card and you need to top up the balance on that. In major places, mobile data will work. Mobile data is not reliable and slow. You can take wifi password on pay by the hotels and restaurants.
25. Keep your batteries in your sleeping bag overnight
In the night, put your all accessories, clothes and other things into your bag. Put batteries in your sleeping bag because cold may damage your battery life. These 25 points cover most of the necessary information, but if you want to more information, please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly call on +9779851052413. We are available 24/7 to provide information to you. Also, you can contact us for trekking, tour, peak climbing, expedition, and jungle safari in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.
Below are route descriptions to the valley’s two highest peaks; Shivapuri, to the north, considered a hangout of Hindu deity Shiva, and Phulchowki, “Flower Fortress”; to the south with staggering views of the valley and Himalaya beyond. You can spend your short holiday by Hiking around Kathmandu Valley.
APPROACHING SHIVAPURI PEAK FROM BUDANILKANTA
Shivapuri Peak is the best options for hiking around Kathmandu Valley. To reach the gate of the Shivapuri National Park at Buddhanilkantha; find minivan transport along the road that fronts the Nepal Airlines Corporation building (formerly the Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation and still referred to as “RNAC”); near the gate to New Road where there are many street vendors. This minivan staging area lies to the west of Tundikhel Parade Ground. You will need to find the minivan to Budhanilkantha or Mohan Pokhari. The one that goes to Mohan Pokhari delivers passengers at the gate of the park itself. An onward van to Mohan Pokhari can also be transferred to from vans ending at Budhanilkantha.
Vehicles to Budhanilkantha reach a parking area 100 meters below the temple complex (1-hour ride from Tundikhel in central Kathmandu). From that drop-off point, head through an archway to the right of the taxi stand and up to a one-way road. The temple complex is 100 yards/meters up the road on the left side.
About 25 minutes up the road from the temple complex, reach the Shivapuri National Park payment counter (entry fee is 250 NRS for foreigners, 500 NRS for mountain bikers) and army check post (the Nepal Army is tasked with guarding Nepal’s National Parks). Across the road from the payment, the counter is Dharmasingha, a Buddhist meditation retreat center. A large golden stupa inside the compound was built to resemble Burma’s famous Schwedagon Pagoda.
Inside the park gate, the ticket will be registered in a log book and is good for one-entry up to seven days. Just beyond is a large signboard detailing paths to Shivapuri Peak. One way is to travel via Vishnudwara, considered the origin of the Vishnumati River that follows a stone staircase much of the way. Another option is by way of Nagi Gompa nunnery and Baghdwara, considered to be the source of the Bagmati River. A third option is to travel more directly bypassing Nagi Gompa. These three options are outlined below as well as a recommended optional start from Baudhnath and Kapan Monastery.
Option 1: SHIVAPURI PEAK BY WAY OF VISHNUDWARA
Shivapuri Peak summit via Vishnudwara is another alternative for hiking around Kathmandu Valley. Head left from the signboard area (the sign indicates that it is 6 km, or 3.7 mi, to Vishnudwara), cross a bridge and follow a wide set of stone steps. After about one to one and a half hours reach a built-up tap marking the origin of the Vishnumati River. Unfortunately, the surrounding area is often littered with refuse from picnickers. 5 minutes beyond is a trail junction.
To the left is a trail that descends steeply towards a road that can be followed west to Kakani (5 to 6 hours away through a jungle without facilities). Follow the path to the right to ascend for 30-45 more minutes before the steps finally end and the single path track continues steeply. Eventually, pass below the remains of an old army post and hermitage of the late Shivapuri Baba and the summit beyond in 15 minutes from the end of the stone steps.
Option 2: SHIVAPURI PEAK BYPASSING NAGI GOMPA
From the signboard at the gate to the park, head right up to the dirt road. Follow this road, in 20-25 minutes a view of the valley opens up and just over five minutes beyond a set of stone stairs leads off to the left (north) before immediately ascending to the right (east) for a steep climb to the summit (5.5 km away according to a sign, about 3.4 mi). There is a roofed shelter a minute from leaving the road. In 30-35 minutes the stairs end and a single dirt trail begin. The trail ties in with the wider trail from Nagi Gompa in 15 to 20 more minutes. Head left and in less than 30 minutes reach Baghdwara (to continue from Baghdwara, and then see the section immediately below).
Option 3: SHIVAPURI PEAK BY WAY OF NAGI GOMPA
To travel by way of Nagi Gompa, rather than ascend the stone steps to the left of the road described immediately above, keep along the road and in 15 more minutes, ascend another set of stone steps that lead up to the left (the vehicle road continues to Sundarijal, about 9.5 km or 6 miles away). A lower shrine hall is reached in 10 minutes.
Nagi Gompa is a nunnery of the Kagyupa and Nyingmapa lineages of Tibetan Buddhism with some 100-110 residents, mostly Tamang, Tibetan and Newari. The convent has a small shop as well as six guest rooms should you need a stopover. The rooms are often booked by spiritual pilgrims, and more rooms are under construction. To the right of the upper shrine room and small clinic, pass through the compound’s gate and follow the prayer flag-lined trail as it climbs through the jungle on a single track. Stay on the widest path and reach Baghdwara in one and a half hours. Nearby are two cave shelters sometimes occupied by hermits. Baghdwara is considered to be the source of the sacred Bagmati River. There are three built up spouts and a nail pond with a seated Shiva holding a trident. Two chorten and several lingam have been put up in the area.
A couple of minutes more along the trail is the ashram of two yogis and small, usually unmanned gombaa. One of the yogis, ToDke Baba, is from India and has been here 19 years. The name ToDke refers to a hallowed out at the base of a tree. This baba used to stay in such a place just above the way to the summit and hence the name. Another yogi goes by the name Pashupati Baba. He has been here 8 years and hails from the Goiwari area of Kathmandu Valley.
The path onward splits at the ashram. To the right bypasses Shivapuri Peak and heads to Chisapani, a village on the way to Helambu. The path to the left ascends to Shivapuri Peak and a nearby sign indicates that it is 1 km (0.6 miles). To continue to the summit, then follow the path up and in a minute it branches into three trails. Stay with the middle path that ascends steeply and in less than 10 minutes each 2 hermitages built into space the base of trees where ToDke Baba ice stayed.
Continue on to the summit in about 10 minutes from the tree hermitages. To the west of the summit the remains of an old army post d hermitage of the late Shivapuri Baba. The army post was abandoned ring the 10-year civil war (1996-06) because of the threat of Maoist attack and lack of nearby water source. Sivapuri Baba stayed here for many years and passed away in 1963, reputedly at the age of 137.
ALTERNATE APPROACH (RECOMMENDED) BOUDHANATH STUPA/KOPAN GOMBA TO NAGI GOMPA
To begin from Baudhnath Stupa, then start from Ram Hiti Chowk (intersection) along the road 10 minutes north of the stupa. From this intersection, follow the road north about 25 minutes to reach Kopan Chowk (also known as Krishna Chowk) near a small Krishna shrine. This intersection is just above Kopan Bus Park and below Kopan Gomba monastery. From this intersection, follow the road to the right (northeast) passing a secondary school and below Kopan Gomba and Rigpe Dorje Gompa.
In 10 minutes, come to a junction of several roads near the gate of a police training center. Follow the road that leads to the northeast and after 100 yards/meters from the police gate and just beyond a building, head left along a single track that passes to the left (northwest) side below Pulahari Gomba. In 10 minutes reach a road near a secondary school of Jagadol Bhanjyang (to the right up this road leads to a gate to Pulahari Gomba).
Stay left and immediately turn left again away from the paved road along a dirt road and reach a pipal tree with a small shrine dedicated to Krishna at a junction. Do not follow the roads but ascend the pine tree covered hill to the north (northeast). The first section is steep and crisscrossed with pasturing trails, the route then contours while gradually ascending along the ridge-line toward the north through a peaceful pine forest. Keep to the widest trail and enjoy sensational views along the way.
Reach a large open ground (5577 feet, 1700 m) within an hour with outstanding, open views of Kathmandu Valley to the south and southwest. Nagi Gomba can be seen above to the north and Tare Bhir Village to the northeast. Stay to the right of the ridge and continue on its east side and in 5 minutes, pass a large gate on the left and keep gradually ascending on the wide path and in less than 2 more minutes, branch sharply back to the left and ascend to a pair of houses (to the right continues to Tare Bhir Village) and continue to the right (north), climb steeply along the ridgeline.
Pass a small monastery affiliated with Nagi Gompa and just above reach a road in 15 minutes from the pair of houses. Head left, north, (to the right heads to an army guard post and Tare Bhir in 10 minutes). Contour along the road and in a few minutes it branches. Follow the road branching to the right up to Nagi Gomba (6528 feet, 1990 m) in 10 minutes.
PHULCHOWKI PEAK, Best Hiking around Kathmandu Valley
This route leads to the highest summit in the valley, Phulchowki meaning “Flower Fortress”. The peak is so named for the abundance of flowers that fill the ridge top near the army post in the summertime. The first section visits villages with sensational views of the mid-hills as well as Kathmandu Valley. Further along, the trail becomes isolated and passes through dense forest with few facilities, and although rare, attacks have been reported. Use caution and do not travel to this area alone. Group Hiking around Kathmandu Valley is highly recommended.
GETTING TO THE TRAILHEAD
The starting point of this hike is SURYA BINAYAK (a reference to the sun, Surya, and the Hindu god Ganesha, aka, Binayak) near Bhaktapur on the Arniko Highway. Buses to Bhaktapur leave from City Bus Park (also known as Old Bus Park and Ratna Bus Park) as well as nearby Bhaktapur Bus Park in central Kathmandu. You will need to reach Surya Binayak, the town adjacent to Bhaktapur along the Arinko Highway, the highway to the border with Tibet. Specifically, begin from Surya Binayak Chowk (intersection). At this intersection, follow the side road south away from the highway towards Surya Binayak Temple (also known as Ganeshtan), dedicated to the Hindu deity Ganesha. Reach the steps up to the temple within fifteen minutes. The main temple is a short climb from the gate and Aamaasthan (Mother’s Temple) is a few minutes higher.
From the main Ganesha Temple area, continue from the south gate to descend to a road in 2 minutes. Head right for a minute and then keep right again. In just over 5 more minutes, reach a small shrine at a branch of the road. Ascend to the right and the road branches again after about 35 more minutes. This time stay left (south) and within 10 more minutes, a road to the right branches to the first houses of Ghyampedada. It takes a little less than 10 minutes to pass through the hamlet with a splendid view of Kathmandu Valley to the west.
Continue heading south and within two minutes the wide trail branches. Stay left and within 2 to 3 more minutes avoid a trail that branches to head down to the east but stay on the main trail. Just beyond, take the trail up to the right (west) away from the main trail. Ascend steeply for several minutes to tie in with a road above and follow it left.
Reach Rankikot (6345 feet, 1934 m) in about 10 more minutes. Be advised that the route onward passes through an unpopulated area and theft has been reported. Do not travel alone. Stay to the right (west) for Lakuri Bhanjyang and the most direct route to Phulchowki. In a few minutes, the road ends at Bhag Bhairab, a rock shrine said to resemble a tiger. Take the upper of two trails to the left that pass below Bhag Bhairab and then follow along with the ridgeline with magnificent views of the Kathmandu Valley on the right side.
Reach a few houses in a little over 20 minutes and follow the wide trail to the right (north) that descends and stay left at a branch to a school and collection of shops and restaurants at Lakuri Bhanjyang in less than 10 minutes.
Lakuri Bhanjyang is at a crossroads. To the right (west) the road descends to buses at Lamatar about One and half hour (3.4 miles, 5.5 kin) below with bus service to Kathmandu. To the left (east), the road continues to Panauti, 9.6 miles (15.5 km) away.
LAKURI BHANJYANG TO PHULCHOWKI SUMMIT
To continue to the peak, head east for an about 100 meters/yards before ascending to the right (southwest) away from the main road along a wide track. Stick to the main trail and within 10 minutes pass a set of stairs branching to the right (the stairs ascend to a viewpoint 2 minutes above). In less than 5 more minutes, the trail branches. Stay right to ascend gradually and contour and descend to a school at a saddle (6890 feet, 2100 m) in 20-25 minutes. Find the fainter path on the southeast side of the saddle rather than the wider trail that ascends to the east, although both tie in beyond. Reach Champakharka (6844 feet, 2086 m) in just over 10 minutes. From here, cross to the southwest (the road to the right (west) descends to Godawari and the road to the left (southeast) heads into Nuwakot District).
From Chapakharkha to the peak the trail passes through dense forest with-out facilities. Ascend to the southwest and in 15 minutes avoid a trail heading down to the left (east). Within 10 more minutes the trail branches. Stay to the right and generally head south and stick to the main trail. In 20-25 more minutes, the trail branches again. Both branches head to the road above, whereas the left branch is the more direct, albeit steeper option. Reach the main roadway to the peak in less than 10 minutes. Head left and follow it to the summit, about One and a half hours or 2.8 miles (4.5 km) away. The summit (9039 feet, 2755 m) has an army post guarding signal towers as well as a small Hindu shrine, Phulchowki Mai. Views are somewhat acted by the towers, barracks and boulders at the top.
Godawari lies below and to the north-west of the summit, and transport to Kathmandu can be found there. Follow the road from the top all the way down to the microbus stand just below Saint Xavier’s school. The journey of 8.7 miles (14 km) and takes nearly 3 hours with no facilities and few to no water sources along the way until the valley floor.
Just above St. Xavier’s and a bus staging area is the Hindu Nau Dhara Temple. To the east of the bus stand is a paved road to the National Botanical Gardens, a 10-minute walk away. The entry fee is 10 NRS for Nepalese, 25 for SAARC country members and 100 NRS for Non-SAARC foreigners. Nearby the gardens are the Hindu shrine dedicated to Godawari Kunda. To the west of the bus stand area quarry and marble factory. To reach Kathmandu, you will likely have to transfer to two other minivans before reaching City Bus Park. (aka, Old Bus Park or Ratna Bus Park in central Kathmandu).
The Annapurna region in the area north of Pokhara has traditionally been the most popular with trekkers, sometimes seeing over 90,000 visitors a year (nearly 85,000 tourists visited the Annapurna region in 2016, whereas about 2000 visited the adjoining Manaslu region).
The Annapurna Circuit has become threatened by the encroachment of motor roads. In 2005, the Nepalese Government decided to build roads to the district centers on the east and west sides of the Annapurna massif. Upon completion, the roads will foreshorten the world-renowned Annapurna Circuit trek by some 115 miles (185 km) from over 135 miles (215 km) to about 19 miles (30 km). In fact, a rough road to Jomsom is already in place, barring seasonal monsoon washouts, while construction work remains on the Manang side. However, ACAP officials have been hard at work and alternate paths have been developed that follow the same general circuit route, cross the Thorung La pass (17,700 feet, 5416 m) and include sensational side-excursions to Kicho (aka, Ice) Lake, Milarepa Caves and Tilicho Lake among others. The roadway is a boon for bicyclists.
Further north of the circuit at Kagbeni is Upper Mustang, a restricted area for limited agency treks and people willing to pay high fees ($500 USD for the first ten days). The region is in a rain shadow that is stark, arid, and strikingly beautiful.
The Annapurna Sanctuarylies southwest of the Annapurna Massif, and is a breathtaking amphitheatre set in a cirque of frosty Mountains that will not likely ever have the intrusion of a road. Settlements beyond the villages of Ghandruk and Chomrong were specially built for trekkers to whom a jeep or bus ride into the amphitheatre’s 4000-plus meter (over 13,000 feet) would be profane. This open-sky, inner shrine, offers nearly 360° of surrounding Himalayan goddesses. Gurung villages in the area are spectacular, too. A week to ten days is the minimum time depending on acclimatization.
Solu-Khumbu, the district south and west of Mount Everest, in north-east Nepal, includes the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, 29,029 feet (8848 m), also known as Sagarmatha (Nepali) or Chomolungma (Tibetan). Lhotse (27,890 feet, 8501 m, world’s 4th highest) and Cho-Oyu (26,906 feet, 8201 m, world’s 6th highest), is part of Sagarmatha National Park, and Makalu (27,765 feet, 8463 m, world’s highest) is in the bordering Makalu-Barun National Park. Situated in the Khumbu area of the Solu—Khumbu district, Sagarmatha National Park (445 square miles, 1148 sq kin) is a World Heritage Site (Natural).
The attractions are towering peaks, villages in majestic mountain valleys with associated monasteries, and highland culture. The area has been the second most popular trekking area in Nepal, seeing 52,000 visitors in 2016, but due to the road construction north of Pokhara (despite the development of alternate routes) it is eventually likely to replace the Annapurna region as the most popular, although when the weather deteriorates, bottlenecks at entry points are a concern.
Travel choices to and from Khumbu include walking from Jiri, Shivalaya, or possibly Bhandar depending on road conditions, or flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, a high altitude airfield (9350 feet, 2850 m) and settlement. Lukla is one to two days south of Namche Bazaar, a sprawling village at the entrance to the higher Khumbu. Another route comes in from the southeast at Tumlingtar where there is an airfield or jeep service from Hille, a town also served by buses. The trek to Solu Khumbu from Tumlingtar involves crossing three major valleys with arduous ups and downs. Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Lakes Trek, Jiri to EBC Trek, Three High Passes Trek, Everest Panorama Trek are the best trekking packages in Nepal under Everest Region.
Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu
The popular trekking region most accessible to Kathmandu includes Helambu, Gosainkunda and Langtang, north of the capital city. This area is the third most popular magnet for trekkers of the three premier venues. Langtang National Park (660 square miles, 1710 sq km), contains a wide range of habitats, from subtropical to alpine. The Gosainkunda area is the location of several sacred, alpine lakes and a pilgrimage destination for Hindus. If conditions permit, cross the Laurebina La high pass to link up with the Helambu region.
Helambu, the region closest to Kathmandu, can be approached from the northeast rim of the Kathmandu valley. It is inhabited mostly by people called Yolmo. The hill scenery and culture make up for the lack of spectacular, up-close mountain views, and the serene trails are a refreshing change of pace, especially when combined with treks in Langtang and Gosainkunda. Langtang Valley Trek, Gosainkunda Lake Trek, Helambu Trekking are the best trekking packages in Nepal in this Langtang region.
Other Trekking Areas
Outside of the three regions outlined above are many places undiscovered by most travelers including Manaslu, an up and coining destination to rival adjacent Annapurna. In lesser known areas, especially in the mid-hills, few lodges or facilities have been set up strictly for tourists, and some trail sections might be difficult to follow. Physical comfort along alternative trails might be at a minimum. The rewards are visiting scenic, pristine areas in the heartland of Nepal and meeting hill people, the soul of Nepali culture, in traditional settings.
Areas off the beaten path will be largely unaffected by modernization and the experience will be unforgettable. Trails through these areas are not for everyone. Considerable resilience is needed, along with a spirit of adventure and an open mind. It is perhaps best to consider the first trek on a more established tourist trail. As your experience grows, take on more in-depth journeys. Manaslu Trekking, Nar Phu Valley Trek, and Tsum Valley Trekking are the best trekking packages in this area.
Best Trekking Packages in Nepal (Western)
For people interested in the undiscovered areas in the west of the country, bear in mind that there are few facilities for travelers and even food is sometimes unavailable. Intrepid folk aiming for Jumla (and on to Rara Lake), can reach the destination by a hard-going seasonal road that regularly washes out or by scheduled planes from Kathmandu, but it is easier to connect through airfields in Nepalganj or Surkhet and then fly into Jumla. Travelers might share the plane with heavy bags of rice from the Nepal Food Corporation and U.N. Food Program, as the area is regularly short on food. Upper Dolpo Trek, Lower Dolpo Trek, and Rara Lake Trek are the best trekking packages in Nepal.
Rara is a three-day trek from the Jumla. An option on the way out is to trek to KolTi airport in Bajura District in three days along a route improved by locals through the U.N.’s food-for-work program. Although flights out of KolTi might be precarious as air service in remote areas can be intermittent. Scant facilities along the way provide the bare minimum in food and place to sleep. Rather than fly out from KolTi; an option is to continue south to Khaptad National Park or to Sanphebagar in Accham District and meet another airstrip and the roadway. Only 135 trekkers visit the Rara area in 2010 and a mere 5 went to Khaptad.
Many domestic airlines operates a daily flight to the beautiful lake city Pokhara with the stunning views of the snow-capped mountain in the north direction and green valley in the lower part. Here are some images for Annapurna Base camp trek.
This snap is the Lakeside we have click this photo before start the Annapurna Base Camp Trek; we are trying to find the good trekking stuff for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
This is very small Airport in Pokhara where we catch the Ultra flight to view the Pokhara city and overlooking snow-capped Mountain View.
Early morning views of Machapuchhre Mountain from my balcony where we spent a night after my trek, so nice and superb view.
This is Bamboo swing for the children to celebrate the Dashain festival of all Hindus. They have a mass gathering of the people in the evening on the accusation of the festival and have singing competition between boys and girls. Our guide said to me.
Are you planning for Everest Base Camp Trek for the first time? Or, are you planning to be a group leader for trekking in the Himalaya? If yes, you must read this article before going to Everest Base Camp Trek.
Most of the people don’t make their plan to Everest Base Camp Trek because of high altitude, rugged mountain and thin air. To some extent, there is a risk of high altitude because of the high elevation and improper information about the mountain. Lacks of the proper information about mountain, geographical condition, frequently changing weather are the major risks factors to trek in the Everest Base Camp. In the last decade, dozens of the trekkers missed their life on the popular trekking area because of above-mentioned reasons.
People can get AMS on the Lobuche or Gorakhshep at the midnight then they need to buy Oxygen cylinder from the hotel which is cost more than $300 per night. It is not enough to get back your health condition and most of the guide will suggest you for helicopter rescue to go the hospital in Kathmandu which is very expensive about $4500/$5000 from Lobuche and Gorakshep respectively.
Most of the trekkers have medical and evacuation insurance and want to use their insurance here but their insurance company will give you some trouble to refund your money. To claim your money from the insurance company, you must inform your insurance company before taking helicopter service. If possible local doctor’s recommendation is also plus point for you. Doctor’s report, Sagarmatha National Park Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card will be your proof to claim insurance.
Why agency for trekking:
We believe that solo trekking in the Himalaya is the risky task because of the unfamiliar rugged mountain. To be safe, you need to hire an experienced local guide from government registered trekking company. If you hire a local guide from the trekking entry point or on the way, it is too risky for you. You have not proper information about that local guide. S/he may have incomplete information about trekking, s/he may have chances to do illegal activities and you must bear total burden of that guide. If that guide meets an accident, you should accept medical and helicopter rescue expenses or s/he dies because of any reason, you must compensate around USD 10,000 to their family.
To be safe, we would highly recommend you to hire an experienced guide from the trekking company. Trekking guide is a person who is very smart and strong to deal with every problem and well-known person to use the available resources in his group to save his customer’s life. He has proper information about geographical location, culture, trekking trails, history etc. e is not only leading the trail but also plays the vital role to enjoy his customer and his staff. Every company has insurance of their staff and insurance company will bear all expenses if that guide meets an accident.
Responsible Customers care for Everest Base Camp Trek:
Each and every day when you are climbing, the guide will give good suggestions to walk slow and continue with drinking more than 4 litres of water after 2500 meters of an altitude. The guide and customer want to have rest in the acclimatization day but the guide will take you to climb higher altitude and come back to the Lodge for good sleep without any symptoms of mountain sickness. Guides will provide the powerful items and offer tea and coffee times to time or garlic soup which is good to keep warm your body.
A guide is a well-known person with the symptoms of mountain sickness so s/he will ask your headache or tiredness. If you start to get mountain sickness he will decide to climb up or have rest or go down as soon as possible according to your condition. He will use his porter or local resources to bring lower altitude. In the meanwhile, he will call for helicopter rescue to go the hospital in Kathmandu. The company supports to collect the documents to claim from the insurance company.
Treks in Nepal can be organized through the year. There are four seasons in Nepal and each season has a different attraction to do the trek in the different places which are classified as follows:
Autumn (September to November)
Autumn season is one of the best seasons to trek in the Himalayan region, which offers the excellent weather and clear sky to see the mountain views and good weather to fly Lukla and Jomsom. Another attraction of this season is the festive season that you get a chance to explore some Nepalese culture and tradition in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Winter (December to February):
This season is the most snowfall and coldest season at the higher elevations in the Himalayas. It is very cold at the night and in the morning but offers the spectacular views of snow-capped mountains. We can organize short and panoramic view trek in the lower level of Himalaya in this season
You can view the different variety if the flowers in this season and good weather even in Mountain. The temperature is quite moderate and clean sky to view mountains.
Summer (June to August):
This season is hot and wet. This season is blessed for the green vegetation in the mountains but the lower valley is rainy and muddy. If you are trekking to Annapurna region, leaches will disturb you but our guide will use salt in your walking boot.
Trekking in Nepal is a moderate trek most of the trek which we have designed, suitable for passionate trekkers who have the ability to walk at least five-six hours a day. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding comparatively walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Regular Exercise and jogging are a good idea and prior to trek to enhance our strength and stability. Past experience in the mountain would be an asset but it is not mandatory. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases better to check up with your doctor before you go trekking.
Accommodation during Everest base camp trek:
We will provide tourist standard hotel to luxurious hotels in Kathmandu, Lukla, Phakding, and Namche. Normal teahouses are available in the trekking area. You have many options till Namche to choose hotels as per your budget. After Namche, there are not proper luxurious hotels but normal teahouses are easily available. Western, Indian and Continental foods are available in the trekking area and Chinese and Korean foods may not available in the trekking area. You need to inform upon arrival if you have any interest in special foods. On the premises of Sagarmatha National Park, there is a no-killing policy so; all meats are carried by porters from Lukla. So, meats are not fresh and frozen. Try to be vegetarian for your health; you can take soup of lentil for protein and energy.
What should you take for Everest Base Camp Trek:
Before packing your stuff, please remind that your porter can carry only 15 KG. Warm Jacket, few pairs of trousers, thermal underwear, big neck water bottles are essential things. Similarly, 2-3 pairs of t-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton – that wick away sweat), trekking shoes, thick socks, ear covering cap, globes, trekking pole, Camera, extra battery, sleeping bag, normal medicine, toilet paper, some chocolates, notebooks, Suns cream, Polarized Sunglasses, water purification tablets are also necessary things for Everest Base Camp Trek.
Last but not least
Everest Base Camp Trek is an achievable goal for the normal people; who have a positive attitude towards the trekking and really want to see Mount Everest through their fresh eyes. But, they must be careful about the safety and security during trekking. Trekkers can reduce the risk and much secured if you join with reliable trekking agencies. You can take benefits by choosing Peregrine Treks because of our decade-long experience in the mountain tourism.
Peregrine Treks designed Everest Mini Trekking to leisure traveller, who can’t go to high altitude but are willing to see Mount Everest. The maximum elevation of this trek is 3790 meters and children, as well as senior citizens, can complete this trek. This is an easy and short trek in the Everest region. Normally, one week is enough to complete this trek.
This Everest Mini trekking starts and ends in Lukla after 45 minutes mountain flight from Kathmandu. The trail goes up to Jorshalle along with the Dudhkoshi River via Phakding and Monjo. You need to spend one night in Phakding and next day you will be reaching Namche. You need not stay an extra day in Namche for acclimatization in this trek because of the low altitude.This trek provides a chance to meet the charming Sherpa people, understand the affection of Sherpa Culture, savour local cuisine, and witness the grandiosity of the mighty Himalayas.
Major Highlights of Everest Mini Trekking
The major highlights of this trek is the stunning view of Himalayas including Mount Everest – world’s highest mountain and Mount Ama Dablam – the beautiful mountain, Sherpa Village, exciting Mountain Flight, Lukla Airport-the world’s dangerous airport, lush green valley, rhododendrons and magnolia forest, Namche Bazar – the biggest town in Everest Region.
The final destination of Everest Mini Trekking is Khumjung Village; this is the Sherpa village above Namche. There is also another small village which is named as Khunde. These two Sherpa villages with stone walls separate stony meadows which have stunning views on all sides. The main place of the Kunde Village is Kunde Hospital and this hospital is maintained by the Himalayan Trust. The main objective of this hospital is to treat the local people but it also provides medical health services to the trekkers. Khumjung is the largest village in the Everest (Khumbu) Area and this lies at the foot of the holy peak Khumbila. Khumjung School is another place to visit in Khumjung.
A day or two spent at Namche for acclimatization can be used to hike to nearby Sherpa villages like Khunde and Khumjung. The hikes will be rewarded with a chance to meet the charming people, experience the warmth of Sherpa culture, taste local cuisine, observe developmental milestones, and see the mountains from the fresh angle.
Luxurious deluxe hotels, as well as small teahouses, are available during this trek. You can choose the hotel as per your budget. Also, the government authorized trekking company gives the alternative for you. You can get western, Nepali, Indian and also continental food till Namche. But, In Khumjung, the different varieties of cuisines may not be available.
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