8 Best Challenging Base Camp Trekking Destinations in Nepal

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8 Best Challenging Base Camp Trekking Destinations in Nepal – Trekking has increasingly being pursued as a passion by many adventure seekers. Thanks to the information technology revolution, more people connect over passions and pass on information, which probably arouse more interests about this one-time adventure sport turned passion for many individuals. Some of the Challenging Base Camp trekking destinations include:

  • Mount Everest and Lhotse Base Camp Trek: Lhotse with a height of 8516 meters is know to be the fourth highest mountain in the world and one of the largest and steepest mountain faces of the world. It is situated across the south of Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world. The south side of the Everest trekking has always attracted negative publicity given the harshness of the climatic variations. That is the reason why trekkers and mountaineers choose the northern route to summit Mount Everest. However, the climb through the Khumbhu Icefall is an experience in itself. Lhotse shares the same bases camp with Mt.Everest. In fact, even the climbing route to Lhotse is the same as Everest including the Khumbhu Icefall, Western Cwm up to Camp 3 on the Lhotse side. This Mount Everest and Lhotse Base Camp Trek has been named the most dangerous trekking experience given the high altitude, harsh climatic conditions and sheer exhaustion accompanying this trek. March to May is considered the best time to trek this challenging expedition through October and November too are considered a good time in autumn season.
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    At -Everest Base Camp- during our trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp.

  • Mount Cho Oyu Base CampTrek: Mount Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek is considered to be the sixth highest peak of the world located in Khumbu Himalayan Range border of Nepal and Tibet. Mount Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek can be included Gokyo Lakes Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trekking route.

                                                 Mount Cho Oyu in the left view from Gokyo Ri View Point.

  • Mount Kanchenjunga Base camp trek: This is one thrilling trekking experience around the world’s third highest peak height of 8586 meters.  The Kanchenjunga Peak is very high and thus even the climb till the base camp of this tall standing mountain peak is an experience in itself. The Mount Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek starts at Suketar (Taplejung) and ends at Suketar (Taplejung) making a circuit of Kanchenjunga South and North Base Camp.  This eleven-day trekking experience should be ideally done from October to mid-December in the autumn season and March to May in the spring season.

    Kanchenjunga North Base Camp – October – November – 2018

  • Mount Makalu Base Camp Trek: This trek is the most preferred trekking distance, especially for solitary trekkers. The Makalu Base Camp Trek provides an exceptional opportunity to the trekker in terms of exploring high-altitude terrains, experiencing snow-laded landscapes and having a first-hand experience of the ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. The trek starts from Chichila. This 20-day trip should be planned during the months of March to May and September to November.

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  • Mount Manaslu Base camp trek: The Mount Manaslu Base Camp Trek offers the perfect blend of near-perfect views of the mountains; a rich combination of cultural heritage; and absolutely genuine and challenging adventures. The MountManaslu has a height of 8153m and is considered to be the eighth highest peaks in the world.

    Mount Manaslu view

  • Mount Annapurna Base Camp Trek: The Mount Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks of the world given its moderate difficult trek. This is considered to the tenth highest peak of the world. Though the trek offers a moderate difficult trekking experience, the trek also has the highest fatality ratio among the trekkers.

      Mount Annapurna view from Annapurna Base Camp

  • Mount Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek: The Mount Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek is the most challenging trekking adventure in the Annapurna Region. This is considered to be the seventh tallest mountain in the world. The best trekking experience for trekkers who want to experience raw and untouched nature and avoid the crowd, this challenging trek would give them the perfect blend of everything.

                                 Mount Dhaulagiri view from French Pass during our Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. 

Mount Everest Deaths Statistics by Year (1922-2019)

People started trying to get to the top of Everest since 1922. While some have successfully achieved the feat, many of them have ended their lives during the attempt.
Around 300+ climbers have met with their end on Mount Everest till now. The fatality stat provided is the total death count from 1922 to May 2019.

More detail about Mount Everest Deaths Statistics by Year (1922-2019) follow the link.

Tenji Sherpa scales Mt Everest in memory of Ueli Steck

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Photo: Tenji Sherpa Facebook

A 27-year-old Sherpa climber scaled Mt Everest this morning in honour of the world’s famous alpinist who lost his life in an accident near Camp II on Mt Everest last year.

Tenjing (Tenji) Sherpa of Gudel, Solukhumbu made it to the roof of the world at around 9:45 am without using supplementary oxygen, French climber Jonathan Griffith, who was filming Tenji’s climb, has also scaled the mountain.

Being the last team of the season on Mt Everest, Lakpa Dendi Sherpa of Chheskam, Solukhumbu and Pimba Aingchuk Bhote of Hatiya, Sankhuwasabha also reached the summit point. “Lakpa Dendi, who made third summit on Mt Everest this season, scaled the world’s highest peak this morning without using supplementary oxygen,

Tenji said that he had dedicated his climb to Swiss Machine climber Ueli Steck who died after falling from Mt Nuptse’s north face on April 30 last year. Tenji, who worked as a climbing partner of Ueli last season, also gives sole credit to the legendary alpinist for boosting up his professional climbing career.

“Tenji along with his team is on the way to South Col,” Poudel said. “Following the footsteps of the greatest climber of his generations, Tenji would attempt to climb Mt Lhotse later today if weather allows.” Sherpa wanted to continue the unfinished bid of the world’s famous alpinist Ueli Steck, he added.

Other two climbers — Romanian Horia Colibășanu and Peter Hámor from Slovakia — however, decided to abandon their bid on Mt Everest after they reached at 7,400 m, according to the expedition organiser. The climbers failed to continue their attempt from never repeated West Ridge/Hornbein Couloir route without using supplemental oxygen due to bad weather, an official at Cho-Oyu Treks confirmed.

News Source – The Himalayan Times

Woman climber Nima Jangmu Sherpa sets world record

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Woman mountaineer Nima Jangmu Sherpa (right) and two other climbers stand atop Mt Everest holding a flag of Nepal, on Monday, May 14, 2018. Photo courtesy: Dawa Sherpa

A Nepali woman climber has set a world record by scaling all three highest mountains in a climbing season.

Nima Jangmu Sherpa, 28, made the historic ascent on Mt Kanchenjunga this morning becoming the only woman in the world to climb three 8,000-metre peaks in a single season within 25 days, according to Gyanendra Shrestha, an official at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. She has also become the only Nepali woman to stand atop the world’s third highest peak, according to the officials at the Department of Tourism.

Born in the shadow of Mt Chobuje in the Rolwaling Valley in Dolakha district, Nima Jangmu reached the summit of  the world’s third highest mountain at around 6:00am, Mingma Gyalje Sherpa, Managing Director at Imagine Treks, told THT from the base camp. “Nima Jangmu along with three other climbers scaled the mountain,” he added.

Earlier, Nima Jangmu reached the summit point guiding her clients to the top of the world – Mt Everest- on May 14 while she had also scaled Mt Lhotse on April 29, Sherpa said. Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Lhotse are the second and third highest mountains in Nepal. Except Nima Jangmu, no other woman in the world has scaled all three peaks in a climbing season, Shrestha shared.

Before leaving for Taplejung on Sunday, Nima Jangmu told THT that she was determined to achieve the feat. “I want to ascend all three highest mountains in a season to show the world that Nepali women are also endowed with courage and determination,” she added.

Phur Gyaljen Sherpa, Nawang Rapke Sherpa and Chinese climber Hong Dong Xuan also scaled Mt Kanchenjunga at 6:20am, according to Mingma Gyalje Sherpa.

News Source – The Himalayan Times

79-year-old Japanese oldest climber to scale Mt Lhotse; Sherpa climber missing on Mt Everest

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                              Japanese climber Matsumoto Tatsuo. Photo courtesy: Rishi Bhandari

Japanese climber Matsumoto Tatsuo, 79, became the oldest person to climb Mt Lhotse (8,516 m), as more than 10 climbers successfully stood atop the world’s fourth highest mountain this morning.

According to liaison officer Gyanendra Shrestha, Matsumoto along with other climbers from Satori Adventures scaled MT Lhotse at around 12:00pm. “Matsumoto has become the oldest person to reach the summit of Mt Lhotse,” he told THT from the Everest base camp.

Rishi Bhandari, Managing Director at Satori Adventures, said that Matsumoto was a part of 14-member expedition led by Canadian woman climber Jette Caroline. “Five expedition members including Matsumoto and six climbing Sherpas made it to the top of Mt Lhotse,” he said.

Born in 1940, Matsumoto had scaled Mt Everest in 2011 and Mt Manaslu in 2012.

Team leader Caroline, Germain Sylvain from Canada, Kuntal Ajit Joisher and Brij Mohan Sharma from India  along with Mingma Tenji Sherpa, Thuktang Sherpa, Pema  Sherpa, Phurbu Kusang Sherpa, Lakpa Tenje Sherpa, Pemba Oingdi Sherpa, Pasang Tendi Sherpa and Phurba Sherpa also stood atop the mountain after they found a fair weather window this morning, he added. “All climbers have been descending to camp III safely,” he said.

Meanwhile, a Sherpa climber went missing above the Camp IV on Mt Everest since yesterday.

According to Mingma Sherpa, Company Director at Seven Summit Treks, Lama Babu Sherpa of Solukhumbu made last contact from the south summit above 8,000m yesterday. “Since then, he is still out of contact,” he said, adding that fellow climbers would search for him once they head for summit pushes tomorrow.

According to liaison officer Gyanendra Shrestha, bad weather condition barred the world climbers from making their final summit pushes on Mt Everest today. “If weather allows, the climbers, who have already reached Camp IV, will attempt to climb the mountain tomorrow,” he said.

At least 39 climbers including 18 foreigners reached the summit yesterday after eight Sherpas opened the route to the top of the world on Sunday. 

News Source: The Himalayan Times

Sherpas aim to open route to Mt Everest summit this afternoon

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A team of climbing Sherpas reached the south summit of Mt Everest this morning to open a climbing route to the summit point, according to the expedition organiser.

According to Iswari Paudel, Managing Director at Himalayan Guides Nepal, climbing Sherpas include Pasang Tenjing  Sherpa, Pasdawa Sherpa, Lakpa Dendi Sherpa, Jen Jen Lama, Siddi Bahadur Tamang, Pemba Chhiri  Sherpa, Tenzing Gyaljen Sherpa and Datuk Bhote reached above 8,000 m to attempt to open a route to the top of the world.

“If weather allows, the experienced mountaineering guides will reach the summit point at 8,848 m later in the afternoon opening the climbing route to Mt Everest summit,” Poudel said. The eight-member guide team comprising local Sherpas reached the south summit at around 8:00 am, he informed.

More than 240 climbers along with their high altitude workers are all set to attempt to stand atop the Mt Everest once the rope fixing team opens the route.

Expedition Operator Association Nepal has assigned HGN to fix the ropes on Mount Everest this season. Sherpas struggled hard to open the summit route as bad weather had caused a delay to proceed with rope fixing work last week, Paudel added.

More than 500 climbers including 247 expedition members have already completed acclimatization rotations to make final summit pushes on Mt Everest, liaison officer Gyanendra Shrestha said.

Source – https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/sherpas-aim-to-open-route-to-mt-everest-summit-this-afternoon/

Kami Rita bids for record 22nd ascent of Everest

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Mar 27, 2018-Kami Rita Sherpa will soon make an attempt to set a new world record by climbing Everest for the 22nd time.

The 48-year-old mountaineer is planning to scale the world’s tallest peak this climbing season.

The Everest season begins next month when hordes of climbers will start travelling to the Khumbu valley for acclimatization. The actual climbing starts from the second week of May.

If Sherpa succeeds in this endeavour, he will break the record of 21 ascents of Everest set by Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa, both of whom have announced retirement.

According to Kami Rita, he will be leaving for Everest on April 1. “If everything goes according to plan, we will make the final summit push by May 29,” he said. Kami made his first ascent of Everest in 1994 when he was 24 years old. One of his

21 Everest ascents was made from the Chinese side in 2016.
Kami Rita bids for record 22nd ascent of EverestWhile Phurba Tashi has given up his plan to climb Everest again due to pressure from his family as climbing involves a lot of risk, Kami Rita has the support of his family, relatives and friends. “I made up my mind last year not to continue, but my father encouraged me,” he said. “I will not give up climbing,” he said. “I have set a goal to climb Everest up to 25 times.”

Climbing Everest is not easy. But it is gradually becoming easier due to new technology and climbing gear. “Obviously, there is a world class weather and climate forecast technology. During the climbing season, the world’s best weathermen are stationed at Everest Base Camp. We are informed about wind and snowfall every second,” he said. During the mid-1990s, it used to be a big challenge to climb Everest. Despite the technology, some extreme weather conditions which trigger avalanches are unpredictable.

Innovation in climbing gear has made Everest ascents easier. For example, the weight of climbing boots has been reduced by 50 percent to almost 5 kg climb, which has increased climbing performance. Meanwhile, another change in the mountaineering industry is experienced guides. “High altitude guides need to take an advanced climbing course,” said Kami Rita.
Kami Rita bids for record 22nd ascent of Everest

Everest economy
The income generated by Everest is a huge part of Nepal’s tourism economy. Everest permits alone bring in an estimated $4 million annually, including national park fees. Besides, hotels, restaurants, airlines, tour operators, guides and porters are the key beneficiaries.

The 25 minute Kathmandu-Lukla flight is probably the world’s most expensive air journey. A one-way ticket costs $179 for tourists. For Nepalis, the airfare is Rs 6,630. The Khumbu region is also a very expensive destination. A cup of tea costs Rs 400 while a boiled egg will set you back more than Rs 100. High freight charges make goods expensive as everything has to be flown in. The Everest climbing period last for at least one and a half months, and Everest aspirants spend at least a week in Kathmandu. Another two weeks of trekking brings them to base camp. The rest of the time is spent on acclimatization and making the summit push.

Climbers pay between $50,000 and $90,000 to climb Everest. “This is a non-refundable fee,” said Kami Rita. “An experienced climbing guide makes as much as $12,000 during this 45-day Everest climbing window,” he said.

A normal or beginner guide earns $7,000 per season, while high-altitude porters earn up to $4,000 per season. The income of a porter is five times greater than the average income of Nepalis. “Where there is a risk, there is money,” he said.
How is Everest climbed?
The climbing time from Everest Base Camp (5,364 metres) to Camp I (5,943 metres) is 6 hours. The Khumbu Icefall, the most treacherous part of the route, lies between these two camps.

Most of the climbers try to cross the Khumbu Icefall during the very early morning before sunrise when it is less susceptible to movement. As sunlight warms up the ice, the chances of crevasses opening or blocks falling become much greater.

It takes 4 hours to reach Camp II (6,400 metres) from Camp I, the most exciting and easiest part of the route. From Camp II to Camp III (7,162 metres), the average walking time is 7 hours, while from Camp III to IV (8,000 metres) or South Col, the average walking time is 9 hours.

“Camp III to IV is the crucial stretch that determines a climber’s ability—whether he or she can climb to the summit or not,” said Kami Rita. “If the climber fails to reach Camp IV within 9 hours, we generally don’t take them up to the top due to the risk of being slowed down,” he said.

At Camp IV, the ultimate thrill begins as it’s the last point from where the Everest push starts. It takes 10 hours to reach the summit (8,848 metres) from Camp IV. Normally, the summit push begins at 11 pm or midnight so they can reach the summit and begin their descent during the day.

High winds are a common afternoon feature on Everest, so climbers need to descend before noon. The average return time from the summit to Camp IV is 4 hours.

“It takes seven days to complete an Everest mission from base camp,” he said. For a climber, eight bottles of oxygen are required while high-altitude climbers use four bottles.

Everest future
Kami Rita followed in his father’s footsteps and became an Everest climber. “My father was not educated, and I didn’t attend school due to our weak financial position. So I became a climbing guide,” said Kami Rita. But things are not going to be the same for the third generation.

“I know what Everest is like. I don’t want my children to take the risk,” he said. “Like many Sherpas, I want my children to get a good education. After 15-20 years, there will be fewer Sherpas following this occupation.” The government has done nothing for the climbing community; and one day, it will realize what the Sherpas mean to Nepal’s tourism and economy, he added.

(Photos: Pasang Tenzing Sherpa)
Article by – SANGAM PRASAIN, Kathmandu

What Makes Most Popular Hiking And Trekking Destination Of Nepal You Never Want To Miss One?

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Nepal Land of the Himalaya one of the most attractive country of the world located between two big countries China, (Tibet) in the north and India in the east, west and south. Nepal, one of the unique countries in the world with rich of historical temples, unique world heritage sites, traditional cultures and fascinating landscapes. Nepal is very popular for Trekking and hiking because 14 of 8 highest peaks of the world’s located in Nepal including Mount Everest (8848 meters) highest mountain of the world.

Mount Everest Base Camp Trekking and Hiking,
The Highest mountain of the world, mount Everest, one of the most popular trekking destination of the world, First successful assent to mount Everest was 1953 May 29 by Tenzing norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. Each year nearly 40 thousand travellers hike to Mount Everest Base Camp trekkers from around the world. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is lifetime travel experience that’s providing breathtaking Himalayan views, beautiful landscapes and typical Sherpa cultures and their lifestyle. Safest way to trek Everest Base Camp Trek require a bit longer than 2 weeks 16 to 17 days.
Everest Base Camp TrekThe Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
The Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) third highest peak of the world, Located far eastern part of Nepal boarder of Nepal and India. One of the remote and unique trekking destination that offer a wilderness trekking experience visiting Kanchenjunga south and north Base Camp. We can experience the unique Rai, Limbu and Guring culture in lower valley and Tibetans Buddhist culture dominating in the upper valley in the Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking route. Also Kanchenjunga National Park is known by home of rarely seen red panda.  You will need 3 to 4 weeks time to complete Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek in Nepal.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp TrekThe Annapurna region of Nepal
The Annapurna region of Nepal is world famous trekking destinations in Nepal, The Annapurna Circuit trek offers breathtaking Himalayas views, including traditional Tibetans local villages, their unique culture, warm hospitality you will even forget in your life. Snow capped Himalayan peaks are not the only impressive views, old Buddhist monasteries, Stupas and Mani walls makes your Annapurna Circuit trek more interesting. Annapurna Circuit Trek leads you through the world’s highest glacier Lake Tilicho Lake located (4920 meters) from the sea level, and Throng La Pass (5416 meters) connected you Land of Isolated Upper Mustang and Kali Gandaki valley. Kali Gandaki Valley is known by deepest river gorge in Nepal between mount Annapurna I (8091 meters) 10th highest peak of the world and Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 meters) seventh highest peak of the world. You can trek and hikes in Annapurna region minimum 4 days to a month long trek and hikes in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
Annapurna region of NepalMount Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum valley Side trip.
Mountain of the “spirit” mount Manaslu (8163 meters) is eight highest peak of the world, Mount Manaslu, one of the beautiful mountain that offers one of the finest hiking and trekking around the mount Manaslu. Tsum valley is located just north east corner of Manaslu land connected with Tibet, Tsum valley is open for trekkers only 2008. Tsum valley is very unique and unspoiled trekking destination in Nepal. Old Buddhist monasteries, unchanges local life style, pure traditional and unique villages are the high light of Tsum Valley. Recently Manaslu and Tsum valley trek and hikes become more popular because it is easy excess and close distance from the Capital city of Nepal Kathmandu. Manaslu Circuit trek itself required only 18 days and combing Manaslu Circuit with Tsum valley then you will require 25 days total. Best time of year trekking and hiking in Nepal is October, November and December is autumn season and March, April, May in spring season.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

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Five Easy Ways to Facilitate Everest Base Camp Trek

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Nepal is a land blessed with breathtaking landscape. It has the eight out of the ten highest mountains in the world. So, naturally, this country is also a top destination for trekkers.

Among all the trekking routes, the Everest Base Camp trek is the most popular trek. This legendary route will take you the base of the highest mountain in the world

But before reaching the base camp, you will walk for a number of days witnessing the spectacular beauty of this region. You will also experience the wonderful view of the mountains and meet amazing people of this region.

Your journey will start after you take a flight from Kathmandu and land on the famous Lukla airport which has been dubbed as the world’s most dangerous airport.

This trek would certainly be a one to cherish but in order to fully enjoy this trek, you should take certain precautions.

You need to properly plan your trip and take certain things into consideration so that you can enjoy your trek without being interrupted by anything.

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Mount Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest view from right to left seen during our Everest Base Camp Trek

Here are some the tips that you should pay attention to before you head for your trek.

1. Training
The Everest Base Camp trek can be quite challenging. With rugged terrains and crazy altitude, this trek certainly takes the trophy for being a challenging trek.

You will be required to walk 6-7 hours every day. So, it is important that you train for your trek. You can opt to use different types of training methods to become fit for your trek.

Cardiovascular training is can be a really useful way to prepare for your trek. This training involves walking, biking, swimming, etc. You can also choose to do stair training, trail running and hiking.

Strength training would be another effective way to train. This form of training involves conditioning your leg muscles, shoulders and your back. You can train doing pull ups, sit ups, crunches and military presses.

Keep in mind that you use proper running shoes while you train. In case you have problems such as plantar fasciitis or bad knees, you can find appropriate running shoes for these problems.

If you are looking for running shoes for your bad knees, you can find the best women’s running shoes for bad knees here.
You can also go to hikes regularly and this will help you adapt easily when you trek. If you are fit and healthy while you trek, you will be able to enjoy the trek.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Holidays in Nepal

Trekkers with Mount Ama Dablam view background during Everest Base Camp Trek

2. Packing Light
One of the mistakes that people make when they trek is that they carry unnecessary items. This makes their bag heavy and causes a burden while they trek.

The trick is to pack smart and only take what is necessary. The weight of the bag should not weigh you down.

You will be walking for 6-7 hours a day and will come across challenging terrains so packing light would burden you.

Carry lightweight down jackets and proper hiking pants for your trek. If you are looking for the best hiking pants, here they are.

Also, if you think bringing all the items from home would be a problem, you can opt to buy trekking items in Kathmandu. You can rent few items too.

3. Take Care of Yourself
Trekking demands a lot of energy and it is surely going to be demanding. You will walk for a number of days and about 6-7 hours each day. This will certainly be a challenge.

In order to fully enjoy the trek, you need to plan accordingly. If you are not sure about trekking alone, you can always opt for a guide. They are experienced as well as speak proper English.

Make sure you drink plenty of water and stay hydrated throughout the day. Also, walk at a pace that you think is appropriate without pushing yourself too hard.

You will be immersing yourself in a separate world with a spectacular view of the mountains and meet amazing people, why not take it slow?

Another tip would be that you should carry food items but make sure they don’t occupy much space. Just to be on the safe side, you can also take handheld hiking GPS. This fantastic device can locate your position anywhere on the planet. If you are looking for a dependable handheld hiking GPS, you will find the best handheld hiking GPS here.

Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary and Cost

Visit Himalaya Treks Clients and staffs at Everest Base Camp 5364 meters.

4. Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is one of the most common problems during treks. But don’t be worried, if you take simple precautions, you will be fine.

To start with, there are 3 types of altitude sickness. The first being the Acute Mountain Sickness. This is the most common one.

There other two types – HAPE and HACE are quite serious and can turn fatal if necessary steps are not taken.

Altitude sickness usually happens when you ascend quickly. The air is quite thin in areas with high altitudes. So, your body won’t have the time to get used to the rapidly increasing altitude.

It would be helpful if you walk slow and steady and let your body adapt to changing altitude.

In case you start feeling the wrath of altitude sickness, you should immediately start your descent.  You need to highly careful regarding this matter but don’t worry about it as with simple precautions you can easily avoid altitude sickness.

5. Use a Tour Company
The safest way to trek in Nepal would be to take a tour company. Tour companies provide all the necessary arrangements, using reputable Trekking company makes your trip of lime time more memorable with safest way.

It is possible to do the Everest Base Camp Trek on your own. But you will be required to go through the entire process on your own, which quite frankly is time-consuming.

So, opting for a tour company would be a smart decision. They will arrange everything and all you need to do is show up.

In case you’re wondering that language will be a problem, please don’t. These companies provide English speaking guide for the entirety of the trek. Also, these guides are well versed with the route. So, you won’t miss out on anything. If you want a hassle-free trip, you should definitely opt for a tour company.

Conclusion
The Everest Base Camp Trek will surely be an adventurous trip for you. It has everything you want from a trek. I hope the tips provided will be of great help for you. we design trip itineraries with well planed with includes enough days to acclimatization, therefore Visit Himalaya Treks clients has opportunity to complete Everest Base Camp trek with full of enjoyments with our experience guides and supporters staffs.

Also, we at Visit Himalaya Treks would be honored to be at your service. Please get in touch with us if you require any trekking packages.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Necessary Permits

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Some areas in Nepal are strictly controlled for travelers to protect its fragile environment, beauty and culture. You must obtain a legal restricted area permits to enter such area. When planning your trekking in such restricted area make sure to make the entire requirement. These restricted area are opened for trekkers since October 1991.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Special Permit Fee

  • From September to November – US $ 70 per week per person and after 1 week – US $ 10 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency
  • From December to August – US $ 50 per week per person and after 1 week – US $ 7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Special Permit Essentials

  • Original passport and two copies of passport size photo
  • Trekkers willing to go for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek must accompany a legal authorized guide and must be in at least 2 members in a group.

Note- Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking special permit can be collected at Nepal Immigration Department.

MCAP and ACAP permits

  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit for foreigner – NRS 2,000
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit for SRRAC countries – NRS 200
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit for foreigner – NRS 2,000
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit for SAARC countries – NRS 200

Terms and Conditions of Manaslu Tsum Valley Permit

  • The restricted area permit, ACAP and MCAP is valid for single entry and is no-refundable. The permit holder can enter the designated place within the territory of Conservation Area.
  • All travelers, trekkers and mountaineers shall abide by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act, 2029 B.S.
  • Trekkers must hold the permit during his entire Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking and should be shown to concerned personnel of the Conservation Area if they want to check it.
  • Original Passport and four passport size photo

Note – MCAP and ACAP permits is not required for children below 10 years

Entry permits will not be issued from any check posts along the entire Tsum Valley Trekking route. Yet, under certain circumstance, entry permits may be issued with 100% additional charge. So, it is wise to obtain the entry permit before entering into the Conservation Area. MACAP and ACAP entry permits are available for following department in Nepal:

Location Entry Permits Opening Days Opening Hours
Kathmandu, Nepal Tourism Board MCAP, ACAP Sun – Sat, except in public holidays 9 AM – 5 PM
Pokhara, Nepal Tourism Board ACAP Sun – Sat , except in public holidays 10 AM – 5 PM
Besishar, Lamjung ACAP Sun – Sat, except in public holidays 10 AM – 5 Pm

 

Is it possible to trek Manaslu Tsum Valley independently?

According to permit rule launched by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek requires at least two members in a group and must be accompanied by a legal guide.

Travelers often buy an extra permit for a “ghost trekkers” and trek alone with their guide. For this, you need a real passport from a real (foreigner) person.

Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP)

Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) was launched from the beginning of 1997 with aim to support the Manaslu Ecotourism Development with the funding of the Government of Nepal and the Asian Development Back under the ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation second Tourism Infrastructure Development Project.

Note: The trekking permits cost may change.

 

When is the best time for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking?

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek begins from Bhadrapur, meanders through the mid-hill scenery and reaches the highest point at Pangpema at 5,160m. It is hard to find the balance in terms of view, temperature and micro climate along the trail.

Sele Le Pass along the KBC trail is non-trekable during the winter from mid-December to early March. The numbers of landslides between Ghunsa and Pangpema makes it unfavorable for trekking during monsoon as the rain makes it worse.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is possible to conduct throughout the year however spring and autumn are the favorable and most loved season for trekking in Kanchenjunga.

Winter (Late December to Early March)

Winter is very cold in Kanchenjunga region. Teahouses in alpine region remains closed due to heavy snowfall. Sela Le Pass becomes impassable due to snow and slippery ice. You must check the availability of accommodation in Lhonak and Khambachen, the check in is available at Ghunsa. While in Yamphuding, check accommodation will be available in Cheram and Ramche.

Level of Difficulty

Heavy snowfall makes KBC trail slippery and unfavorable for trekking. Before embarking for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, you need winter shoes, crampons and gaiters to tackle the fresh snow.

You must carry warm and proper clothes from thermal footwear to body wear to headwear. You will hardly encounter trekkers along the KBC trekking trail during these months. Most teahouses are closed and you can request them to open for you. This is the best time for those trekkers seeking for unusual and unique trekking experience and probably for those who are used to with weeklong.

Spring (March to Late May)

March to Late May is the best season for Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking in Nepal. The weather during these months are good and so are the views. The spectacular blooming rhododendron flower along the KBC trail makes the trek more romantic and enjoyable. Skies are usually clear with stunning views around.

Level of Difficulty

There are no snow-falls or rains in Kanchenjunga region making the trail route favorable for trekking. Anyone with certain level of fitness can join in KBC trek and make it the most pleasant experience of lifetime.

Monsoon (June to Mid-September)

Apart from the possible risk of landslides, there will be lots of leeches that are annoying and dangerous. The grooving clouds over the Mountain head obscures the view. But, everything will be washed away and becomes sparkling.

Level of Difficulty

Hiking along the rain and slippery trail route is difficult and to some extent dangerous. Exiting landslide makes the trek arduous and new landslide can develop anytime. The trail route to Khambachen and Ghunsa and Torongding and Yamphuding is need to be updated frequently. Make the local enquiries and be prepared for these landslide hotspots.

Autumn (Late September to Mid-December)

Autumn is another peak and best season for trekking in Kanchenjunga region. The landscapes during these months are adorned at its best. At post monsoon seasons, the landscapes will be washed clean by monsoon rain and there is extra freshness in the air.

Level of Difficulty

As this is the best time of the year to visit Kanchenjunga region, anyone with good fitness level and strong determination can enjoy Kanchenjunga trek.