Starts from $1450 USD
Trip Destination:EBC, Gokyo, Three Passes
Max Altitude:5550 Meters
Best Season:March- May & September-December.
Trip Style:Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Activity:Sightseeing and Trekking
Activity Per Day:Approximately 4-7 hr walkingShow All
The real taste of the Himalayan trekking and the spirit of adventure is realized when you make a journey to the remarkable three high passes of Everest region including the popular Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.
Everest High Passes Trek is the strenuous walking holiday in the Everest region on Nepal that includes about 6 to 7 hours of walking everyday with remarkable high passes in the Himalayas above 5000 meters from the sea level. Physical fitness, enough exercise and the wiliness are the major key to complete the three high passes in the lap of Mt. Everest and other Himalayas. Prior experiences of trekking will be extra benefit for your trekking. The trek goes through the beautiful valley, gorges, forest, uphill climb, walking on the rocky trails, crossing the suspension bridges and crossing through the remarkable high passes of Khumbu region on the lap of Everest and other king-kong Himalayas.
Everest high passes trekking is the most popular adventure trekking of entire Khumbu region as it includes crossing the difficult high passes above 5000 meters from sea level. Kongma-La Pass (5535m), Chola- Pass (5420m) & Renjo- La Pass(5360m) are the most remarkable passes of entire Khumbu Himalayas. The trek not only includes the trip of high passes but also most popular Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar and beautiful Gokyo valley. This is the complete journey of Khumbu trekking, popularly known as Everest trekking. As all trekking of Everest region, Everest High Passes trekking also starts from Lukla. Lukla is the one and only place to start your adventure trip. The trail continues crossing the popular villages of Khumbu, view points, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Gokyo, high passes and back to Lukla via same trail. Trekking during the months of March to May and August to mid-December are recommended for high passes and wonderful experiences.
Check useful info section to know more about difficulty level, travel insurance, booking procedure and required experience for Everest High Passes Trekking. Also visit trip info section for more information about acute mountain sickness (AMS), weather, temperature, food, drinks, accommodation in the mountain and equipment list for Everest High Passes trekking.
Massif Holiday has designed 18 days trekking packages including day tour in Kathmandu if you are looking for all inclusive package to three high passes of Everest region. You can book this trip of the wonderful Himalayan journey with our expert and highly professional team who are always dedicated to the make your holiday as the most memorable journey of a lifetime. Massif Holidays has fixed departure dates for Everest High Passes Trek from Kathmandu every week if you are willing to join the group. Massif Holidays also organizes customizable trekking holidays to embark on a trek which is designed to address your specific requirements of time framing, hotel categories, your own itinerary & departure date, limited budget and so on. Private trip to Everest High Passes can be arranged at any time on your demand for solo travelers to big group. Send us an email to know more about the trip and get an expert’s advice. Massif Holidays is ready to help you organize one of the best trekking holidays you’ve ever experienced.
Day 01:Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345meters).
Day 02:Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03:Fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2840 meters) and trek to Phakding (2610 meters) about 3 hours.
Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) about 5 hours.
Day 05:Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06:Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) about 5 hours.
Day 07:Trek to Dingboche (4410 meters) about 6 hours.
Day 08:Trek Chhukung valley (4730 meters). About 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09:Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) via Khongma-la Pass (5535meters) about 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep(5140m) and trip to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) . About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse at Gorakhshep.
Day 11:Early morning hike up to Kalapatthar (5550 meters) then trek down to Zongla (4860 meters). About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12:Trek to Thangna (4700 meters) via Cho-La Pass ( 5420meters). About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 13:Trek to Gokyo (4790meters) and trip to Gokyo Ri (5483meters) About 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse at Gokyo.
Day 14:Trek to Lungden (4370meters) via Renjo-La Pass (5360 meters) About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 15:Trek to Namche. About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse. Trek to Namche About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 16:Trek to Lukla. About 7 hours.
Day 17:Early morning fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 18:Transfer to the international airport for your onward destination.
Day 01Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345meters). Namaste!!! Welcome to Nepal. Our airport representative will warmly welcome you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival. You can find us by looking at Massif Holidays’ board or your Name card out of your arrival gate. He or she will shortly brief you about the nest day program and transferred to your hotel with private transportation. Overnight at Hotel. (No Meal)
Day 02Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. We arrange pre-trip meeting at our office or at lobby of your hotel after breakfast. We will introduce with your tour and trekking guide before starting your sightseeing. Please feel free to ask any question regarding your trek or tour in the meeting and bring four passport size photos, passport and your insurance policy paper in meeting. Your tours of UNESCO Heritage sites will start after completing some formalities in meeting with tour guide and private transportation. You will visit four popular places in Kathmandu Valley during the tour including Monkey Temple (the most popular local Buddhist and Hindu shrines in Kathmandu), Kathmandu Durbar Square (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings), Boudhanath (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world) and Pasupatinath (the holiest Hindu temple and popular cremation site in the world). Our tour guide will explain in brief about the cultural and historical importance of those places. The vibrant culture, ancient art and architecture, different religious shrines, holy sadhus and local tradition and culture will be the major highlights of the sightseeing. Your tour ends about 5:00 PM. You will be transferred to your hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast is included)
Day 03Fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2840 meters) and trek to Phakding (2610 meters) about 3 hours. You will be escorted to domestic airport for scenic flight to Lukla in the early morning. You will reach at Tenzing Hillary airport approximately after 35 Min flight from Kathmandu. The flight offers you the scenic Mountain View, forest, rivers, and terrace of mountain fields. After the essential arrangement and short introduction with other team member, you will start trekking to Phakding. The easy and relaxing trekking trail descending to Dudhakoshi River and passing the small village called Ghat following the mountain sides takes you to Phakding. Overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) about 5 hours. We start our trekking to Namch Bazzar after early morning breakfast. The small mountain town is also popular as the Gateway of Everest Region Trekking. We continue our trek via crossing many suspension bridges over Dudhkoshi River inside Sagarmatha National Park. After our lunch break at Jorsalle, we continue to hike passing many pine trees, rivers and local villages. Finally we will reach at Namche after approximately five hours hiking , the small and beautiful mountain town surrounded by mountains on three sides and Dudhkoshi River on the other. You can also buy some hiking equipments or personal belongings at shops in the small town if you have missed something in Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 05Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Massif Holidays Team always consider safety as a prime concern in every trip. Acclimatization is the best to avoid the Altitude Mountain Sickness. We rest at Namche today to acclimatize and to explore the popular Sherpa village. After breakfast we will walk to Syangboche Airport for the breath taking panoramic Mountain View including Mt. Everest. After two hours of hiking, you can explore in and around Namche. One can visit the museum, Sherpa people and their lifestyle or take rest at hotel with sip of yak butter tea. Overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 06Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) about 5 hours. We start trekking to Tyangboche after breakfast at guesthouse. The trail offer the best photogenic view of different mountains with the scenic forest and shouting rivers fascinated with rhododendrons. After few hours walking on flat and descending towards the river and again we climb up to be at Tyangboche. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 07Trek to Dingboche (4410 meters) about 6 hours. The trail descend about 30 Minute to Debuche Village and crossing the Imja River we walk uphill passing by innumerable Mani stones wall to another popular Sherpa village called Pangboche. The trail offers the panoramic view of mountains from rhododendron forest. You will finally reach at Dingboche by continue and gradually walking uphill for few more hours. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 08Trek Chhukung valley (4730 meters). About 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.You will have short hiking day in this trip. After 3 hour hiking you will reach chhukung valley and take acclimatization day in lap of Mt.everest. The trail will be rocky but joyful to walk watching the mountain and glacier. Tonight you shall sleep at altitude of 4840m at chhukung vally.You can see many mountain from there. This is the last commercial human settlement for Island peak trail. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 09Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) via Khongma-la Pass (5535meters) about 7 hours. Overnight at GuesthouseWe will start our footstep to Kongmala pass from Chhukung early in the morning after breakfast.Today we need to walk aproxmetly 6-7 hour.First three hour is step up to walk with rocky trail.After three hour we will reach at top of the kongmala where we have short photo break. After taking a small break there continue down to your destination. About two hour slippery down hill you need to cross the Khumbu glacier and still walk to 2 hour four last destination for today.After check in hotel and cup of tea we can visit Italian pyramid center and Khumbu glacier or you can have rest.Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10Trek to Gorakshep(5140m) and trip to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) . About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse at Gorakhshep.This day you have to walk slow because you need to avoid with altitude sickness. Today we walk the sight of the world’s highest glacier, The Khumbu Glacier accompanying us to our right. Walking for about 2-3 hours from Lobuche, we will get to Gorekshep, we will have shot brek and lunch and proceed to make our hike all the way to the top of the edge, finally arriving at the Everest Base Camp, where all the prayer flags and small pyramidal stacking of stones will greet us. Here we can see thousand tents and climber if you reach there in spring season. This is the main dream spot for all trekkers, we see, one that we would not be able to experience anywhere else. After our endeavors spend time at the Everest Base Camp, you shall return to Gorakshep. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11Early morning hike up to Kalapatthar (5550 meters) then trek down to Zongla (4860 meters). About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.The day early morning starts hiking up to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) highest point in this trip, the best viewpoint to witness Mt. Everest and the spectacular Himalayan range. Today we can see 360 degree view from Kalapather.Spend few minute in kalapather Then trek back to Gorekshep for hot breakfast and then descend to Dzongla. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12Trek to Thangna (4700 meters) via Cho-La Pass ( 5420meters). About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Today is the tough day of this trip.We begin the day early morning by climbing to Chola-la with icy trail. When crossing over chola and descending once more to Thanga (4700m/15415ft) with rocky trail. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13Trek to Gokyo (4790meters) and trip to Gokyo Ri (5483meters) About 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse at Gokyo.We trek to Gokyo Lake crossing over Ngozumpa Glacier (the large glacier in the Himalayan 36 Kilometers in Length). Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight at this juncture. After lunch, you may explore around the Lake, Dudh Pokhari or you can have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. Spend a few minute there you shall back to the hotel.Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14Trek to Lungden (4370meters) via Renjo-La Pass (5360 meters) About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Today also another tough day for this trip.This morning you will wake early and pack you stops,head to renjo-la crossing of the Renjo La Pass will be exciting and challenging as we descend into remote northern Valley where access is restricted, and the landscape is progressively that of the Tibetan Valleys beyond the border. There is a chance we will meet Tibetan Traders descending from the Nangpa La pass that leads through the Himalayas from Tibet with their caravans of woolly yaks laden with goods. Today you have to walk around 7-8 hour. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 15Trek to Namche. About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse. Trek to Namche About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.We continue our trekking following the flat and descending to first resting place Thamo after heading towards to Namche bazaar. Today we have to walk around 8-9 hour.Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 16Trek to Lukla. About 7 hours. The last day of your trekking includes some short uphill climbs then down to the Bhote-Koshi River and the final uphill climb of 45 minutes takes you at lukla. Overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 17Early morning fly back to Kathmandu. You will fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning. You have option to extend your vacation for Jungle Safari, White Water Rafting, Adventurous Activities, Sightseeing, Bhutan tours, Tibet tours and many other popular trekking in Nepal. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast is included)
Day 18Transfer to the international airport for your onward destination.Thanks for joining your trip with us. Massif Holidays Team will always love to welcome you for another adventure. We will provide the private transportation for your departure to TIA for onward destination.
Departure Dates and Cost Details of Everest High Passes Trek :- We are specialized in operating the trip form big group to solo traveler and private trip to group joining departure. The departure dates as stated below are available for online booking to join the group. The date schedules are fixed and 100 percent guaranteed and confirmed for departure. All the starting dates given below are the dates of your arrival in Nepal (Day 01 as presented in the itinerary). If the published price and dates don’t address your requirements and time framing, please contact us for the private journey and customized trip to make a suitable trip as per your requirements. We also arrange the special trips like honeymoon trip, volunteer trip, wedding trip in the Himalayas, unique and complete cultural trip and so on. The detail of service includes and excludes are given in the overview section. Win a FREE TRIP for a group leader if you are more than 10 people. The given prices exclude any international flights. Here are the details of COST & FIXED DEPARTURE DATES.
S.N. Number of Pax Cost Per Person
01 01 PAX 1695 US$
02 02-05 PAX 1550 US$
03 06-10 PAX 1525 US$
04 Above 10 PAX 1450 US$ and (Free trip for group leader)
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What is the physical fitness required for Everest High Passes Trekking?
We have 98% success rate for this trip. Everest High Passes Trek is not a technical climb and you need no technical climbing experience to make this trek. You don’t even need experience at high altitude to complete this trek. Everest High Passes trekking is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. To prepare for a strenuous trek like Everest High Passes trek, you need to do physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking at least 3 months before you get on your journey. You might feel some uneasiness before being fully acclimatized. Joining some aerobic exercise, involving in bush walking with some ascents and descents, climbing up and down the stairs of a tall building, eat healthy food, and yoga also helps. Besides that the altitude and bodies acclimatization to the lack of oxygen is the real key to success. We have been doing our own research over a number of years and we have decided to add an additional acclimatization day in the required places. You need to be mentally prepared to completing the journey as well. The positive attitude and the willingness is the key to successful trip.
What are the skills required for Everest High Passes Trekking?
Your familiarity with walking in the mountainous terrain and previous trekking experience will be plus points.
Is travel insurance required for Everest High Passes Trekking?
Yes. Trekking is a growing trend for travelers wanting to see more that the world has to offer, and having the best trekking insurance is an absolute must, to cover you for medical and repatriation expenses primarily, but also to cover you for all the other things that can go wrong on your holiday. Make sure that your insurance plans can cover hiking/trekking up to 6,000m. People might feel Altitude Mountain Sickness above 3000M so be sure that your travel insurance covers helicopter rescue, and medical treatment. When buying your policy, make sure you choose the right plan with the correct activity level for the Trekking/Hiking you’ll be doing and that covers all you expenses of emergency helicopter evacuation and all the medical expenses after your evacuation. Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
What documents are required to book this trip?
We need the scanned copy of your passport along with pp sized photo for the essential trekking permit and flight booking. Also send the flight details after booking confirmation to pick up you from the airport.
You will find us at Tribhuwan International Airport with your name board or the board of Massif Holidays upon your arrival. We will transfer you at your repected hotel by car/jeep/van. If you are coming via Indian boarder, we will meet at some point in Kathmandu. We also provide pick up service from Indian boarder upon your request.
Normally we provide standard rooms with twin sharing accommodations at three star or similar category hotels in Kathmandu including breakfast. Accommodation in these cities can be upgraded as per your request. But some of our packages are sold without accommodation and some packages include 5 star accommodation in the major cities. Check cost include and exclude section to make sure the accommodation we provide on this budget. Please mention in the time of booking if you want to upgrade your accommodation to up-graded star category hotel. You can upgrade your hotels in citiesas per your interest.
Guesthouses/Tea Houses/Lodges provide twin sharing single and double rooms and occasionally a dormitory which is basically clean with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Our company provides the sleeping bag if needed but we always recommend having your own sleeping equipment. You have to share the room with your group member or sometimes with unknown traveler. The toilet is always outside the room with basic facilities.
All your foods and water are served when it is hygienically prepared on lodges or tented camps. Our guides make sure that everything is okay before serving any food in tea houses which have simply trained but experienced cook. We always encourage drinking mineral water but boiled and purified water also doesn’t make any harm to your digestive system. Most of the foods are cooked in the kitchen of tea houses. They serve you with different varieties of delicious Nepali and continental dishes. The most popular Nepali food is daal bhat(rice and lentils) with some mixed vegetable curry. Garlic soup in popular as it helps you with acclimatization. The best way is to go vegetarian in the mountains. All hotels in cities and guesthouses in trekking serve the vegetarian food. You can find all common types of drinks like hot chocolates, coffee, tea, hot lemon with honey, ginger tea, soft drinks etc. you will have your breakfast and dinner at the lodges where you will be staying and lunch somewhere on the way to your next destination.
We will provide the private transportation for Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and drop and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. The twit-otters are the primary means of transportation to and from Lukla. The transportation varies depending on your requirements on the time of booking the trip.
Primarily the trekking season in Nepal is categorized under different four seasons as Autums (September to November), Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May) and Summer (June to August). Autums and Spring are the perfect time of the year for the breath taking views of King-Kong Himalayas and trekking around the world’s most dramatic landscape. Most popular trekking in Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Mustang, Manaslu and many other trekking destinations including off-the beaten trails are woth visiting during Autums and Spring season. Besides this, Nepal has some rain shadow area where the monsoon is lighter. These areas are visit worthy during the Summer season (June, July & August). Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo are the worth visiting places during these months. Besides this some short and few days trekking in Nepal can be done throughout the year as well.
Weather in the mountains is hard to predict. Days are generally warm if the sun is out and night is a bit cooler. Even there is snow in the months of December January & February but days are warm and beautiful if sun comes out in the sky. Always expect the unexpected weather in the mountains. The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -10 deg C low in the mountains. Nepal is the country of extremes. The low-land plains of the Terai can have tropical temperatures and also the mosquitoes. The Himalayas can get to sub-zero temperatures, but the sun blaze can bring some warmth during the day, even in the mountains. The temperature of Kathmandu goes below 1 Degree Celsius (34 Degree Fahrenheit) in winter and rises to an average of 25 Degree Celsius (77 Degree Fahrenheit) in summer.
Autumn (Sept – Nov):- Autumn season is considered as the best time for trekking in Nepal, which offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views. Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our trek. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes. The average temperature during the this period is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
Winter (Dec – Feb):- This season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively less trekkers on the trail. However, we need to be selective in choosing the winter trekking as climbing and crossing high passes trip won’t be an ideal option. Trek like Everest base camp, Annapurna view trekking, Everest View Trekking, Poon Hill trekking, Langtang Valley trekking etc can be done even in winter. The average temperature during the winter is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
Spring (March – May):- Different varieties of wild flowers, specially the rhododendrons make the hillside a haunting paradise during this spring season. It is mildly warm at lower elevations and at higher elevation the mountain views are excellent and temperature is quite moderate. During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.
Summer/Rain (Jun-Aug):- Summer time from June till mid September makes travel wet and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Trekking in the rain-shadow areas north of the Himalaya like Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection in this season. The maximum temperature during the monsoon/summer season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.
We provide the professional, well experienced and government license holder English speaking trekking guides for all our trekking trip. We can also provide French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Italian speaking tour guides as per your preference with extra payment but not guaranteed. All guides will be Nepali people who are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal skill. They are all trained, certified and approved by the Nepal government.
Most of the places in your tea houses in Everest, Annapurna, Mustang, Langtang region have charging facilities. You can charge your devices by paying some extra money. Its good if you brings TWO or THREE pin travel adapter. Some trekking trails such as Manaslu, Dolpo, Damodar Kunda, Dhaulagiri has less or sometimes no availability of charging facility. It is recommended to bring small solar panel that charges with sun light and transfer power to you gadgates
The trip will be confirmed only when we receive your passport copy and 20% advance deposit payment. You can pay the remaining due when you arrive in Kathmandu.
It’s very personal question as expenses depends on habit. Normally, in Kathmandu you can allocate about USD 10 to 15 per person per lunch or dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day will be sufficient to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for hot shower during the trekking. Other personal expenses will be your own calculation.
Being a part of society and environment, we have lots of social and environmental responsibilities. We are operating Everest Base Camp Trekking without making any harm to environment and social code and conduct. We jointly participate with Kathmandu Educational Environment Project (KEEP) for different clean up campaigns and social awareness programs. We have decided to contribute a certain amount of our profit for the developments and maintenance of different trekking trails in Everest Region every year. We believe on “joint hands can hold the Universe” and kindly appeal all our travelers to contribute something in our social and environmental project.
We operate the group joining trips, private group trips and individual trips for all trekking destinations in Nepal. Our trip departure is guaranteed even you are solo travelers except those trekking destinations that requires special trekking permit from Nepal Government. Special trekking permit requires minimum two number of travelers such as Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Manaslu Circuit, Tsum Valley and Damodar Kunda.
Almost all guesthouses/lodges in Everest and Annapurna trekking trails have telephones and internet services. They provide the WIFI service with some extra charge which helps to get updated with social Medias, friends or family. But other trekking trails like Langtang, Mustang, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and other off-the beaten trails has very less or sometimes no facility of internet and phone calls. All our guides carry the local mobile phone. You can use his mobile phone to make any local or international call from trekking trails by paying him directly. You can even pass him number to be connected with your family or friends. We highly recommend taking local SIM card for call and internet services during trekking. Local SIM cards are easily available in many stores and in airport. You need to provide two copies of your photographs and your passport copy to get local SIM CARDS of NCELL & NTC (only these two companies provide telephone services in Nepal)
Most of the guesthouse provides hot shower with some extra cost. And in the rest of the places, bucket water will be provided for the shower. It will be less pleasant once you trek higher.
We are ready to operate your holidays as per your interest and requirements. You can spend extra days on your loving or favorable places or even can make it shorter. We will always do our best to manage your hotel bookings, flight booking and everything.
Massif Holidays provide sleeping bags, down jackets & duffle bags for the Lodge to Lodge or Tea House Trek. We also provide the required materials like tents, mattresses, kitchen equipment during the Camping Treks. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment and climbing equipment is up to you.
You need to have a travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss, medical problem & emergency helicopter evacuation from high altitude places before coming Nepal. Choose a policy to cover your emergency high altitude helicopter evacuation with all medical insurances for trekking in high altitude in the Himalayas of Nepal. So you must have travel insurance for this trekking to be secure from any extra cost of emergency medication or evacuation.
You can carry maximum 15 kg per person on every domestic flight in Nepal for free and more with some extra payment.
15kgs per person is the maximum weight limit you can provide to the porters. We always recommend settling your things in light & soft duffle bag. Please store your hard luggage at the locker of your hotel for free if you have any. It’s always easy and comfortable as light as you travel.
Not at all!! There are many vegetarian restaurants in the cities of Nepal and the guesthouses/lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the digestion.
Yes you can store all you non-trekking items at the hotel in Kathmandu for free. They will safely store your luggages.
Our porters will carry your luggage in trekking. They will pick up it from your teahouses every morning and meet you in next destination in the evening.
We are very flexible to design the itinerary as per your interest and requirement. You can consult with your team leader or guide to add extra days in trekking with additional fee to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
Yes we have insurance of all our field staff including guide and porters.
Tipping is very personal matter. It is normally expected and the way to show the level of your satisfaction and personal involvement with your guide and porters. We have seen from few dollars to thousands dollar so it is a way to thank those people who helped to make a successful trip in the Himalayas. Normally, we recommended to spend 10% of the total amount you have spend for the trip to tip for the entire local staffs. You can ask more about it in our pre trip meeting in Kathmandu.
No credit cards are not accepted in the guesthouses in the trekking so that we recommend to carry the enough cash in Nepali rupees.
We also arrange: - The above mentioned itinerary is just the guideline of your trip. We also provide the customized itineraries to address your specific requirements. Please contact our expert team to get the perfect Massif Holiday Packages as per your interest and requirement.
Better to know: - Different unexpected situations like political environment, weather condition, natural disasters which are out of our control can affect your trip. This may change or alter on your itineraries. In such cases, our guides or leaders will try to arrange the best alternative itineraries. We will try our best to minimize the effect but not be responsible for any delayed, changes or inconvenient caused by it .
Flight delayed or cancelation:- Please note that the twin otters are the primary means of transportation from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. These flights get delayed by few hours or even may be cancelled for one and more days because of poor visibility, bad weather or technical problems. There might be delay or cancelation of flights even in the good seasons. Always expect the unexpected weather in the mountains. We will always do our best to avoid such problem and try to arrange the next flight for you. If there is no possibility for next flights, the only alternative way is Helicopter flights. We always suggest you to come with some buffer days so that delayed days will be accompanied at the end of your trip. Massif Holidays team will offer you different optional day activities of your choice on your buffer days in Kathmandu even you can change your pre itinerary and trek to Annapurna, Langtang or any other regions. Please note that you will not get any refund on such cases and we will provide you the guesthouse accommodations only before the starting of your trekking. You have to bear all your expenses if you have to stay at Lukla because of cancelation of the flights at the end of your trip.
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