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INCLUDED IN THE COST
● Staff costs including salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
● Ticket for mountain flight from Kathmandu to Everest region and back to Kathmandu
● Guesthouse accommodation during the trek with: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
● All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
● Discovery Mountain’s duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
● An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide
● 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with bed and breakfast
● Down jacket and sleeping bag: to be returned after trip completion
● All necessary paperwork and permits for National Park
● Energy supplies: Dry fruits, Snicker, Mars and Bounty on your trek
● Assistant on your trek: 4 participants: 1 assistant
● Porter service: 2 participants: 1 porter
● Personal insurance for Nepalese trekking staff
● Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
● Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
● Medical kit: carried by your trekking assistant guide
● Gamow bag for your safety and security
● All Government and local taxes
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST
● Nepalese visa fee
● International flights
● Travel and rescue insurance
● Tips for guide, porter and driver
● Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
● Personal expenses laundry, bar bills and mineral water
We will be staying at Hotel Manaslu, Moon Light hotel or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu: and guesthouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION REQUIREMENT
Discovery Mountain Trek can offer advice and recommendations about health requirements but it is the individual responsibility of each trekker to acquire any necessary documents and medical care. The information on the technical sheet provided is indicative, it is your responsibility to check with the authorities concerned for the exact requirements for your chosen destination at the time of travel. If you do not obtain any necessary medical consultations or travel documents and are not allowed to enter a country, or suffer personal injury or death as a result, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your travel arrangements. It is your responsibility to comply with the regulations and procedures of police, customs and health at all times throughout your trip.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp Trek is in spring (February to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
GUIDE & STAFF ARRANGEMENT
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful Guide and crew member who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of Discovery Mountain Trekking Guide’s are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local Staff, who have knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region.
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain Trek inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg.
FROM HEAD TO TOE
●A cap or sunhat
●2-pair of thermals
●long-sleeved thermal tops and full-length long johns
● Long-sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, preferably in quick-drying technical material.
● A light fleece or equivalent
●A breathable light, jacket
●Discovery Mountain Trek’s down Jacket (*)
● Discovery Mountain Trek’s half T-shirt (*)
●A pair of normal souse
●A pair of sandals or equivalent casual shoes for cities, villages and evenings
● 3 pair of socks
DAY BAGS/ SHOULDER BAG
● 1 medium shoulder bag: 50-70 liter cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon
● A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables,
● 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
● 1 compass or GPS (optional)
● 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
● 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
● Female hygiene products
● Wet wipes (baby wipes)
● Tissue /toilet roll
● Anti-bacterial hand wash
● Small personal first-aid kit simple and light
● Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
● 1 skin-blister repair kit
● Anti-diarrhea pills
● Anti-headache pills
● Cough and/or cold medicine
● Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
● Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
● Water purification tablets or water filter
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
Booking your trip with Discovery Mountain Trek accept with terms and conditions of sale. Every trekker is required to complete the form of registrations. At the time of registration, Trekker’s are expected to pay a deposit 25% of total cost to complete your booking. Please note the trip cost is required to make in advance as per the company policy, this deposit help us to make confirm reservation of Hotels in City, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. Along with deposit we need detailed name lists of participants, same as passport, Gender, Nationality, Date of birth, passport number, passport issue/ Expiry dates & profession. You need to send us passport copy, photo identity and e-ticket by e-mail for all trips in Nepal.
If any reason you have to cancel your trip, we Discovery Mountain Trek require written confirmation of your decision. The amount you have paid to us will be refunded according to the following terms:
● Cancellation more than 35 days before your departure date: $60 will charged
● Cancellation more than 35 to 19 days before your departure date: your deposit, 25% will charged
● Cancellation more than 18 to 10 days before your departure date: 50% will charged
● Cancellation more than9 to 05 days before your departure date: 75% will charged
● Cancellation less than 4 days before your departure date: 100% of the total will charged
I reserve the right to revise pricing rates declared under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors that are further than our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. But, I declared forth effort to keep on the present rate. In case of minor increase in flights fares, hotels or other related factors, we don’t revise the cost of the trip which was already confirmed & booked by deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain Trek. Please note that your guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. The guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Bad weather in mountain regions can cause domestic flight delays, particularly in the Everest, Lukla, Jomsom, phaplu, Kanchenjunga and any other remote mountain regions in Nepal.
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Nepal Heritage Tour which includes mountain flight over the Himalayan Range including Mt. Everest. The tour covers all of Nepal’s Heritage Sites which are in the listed by the UNESCO as the World Heritage Site. We start the tour with 1 hour mountain flight over the whole Himalayan Range including the Mt. Everest. The same day, We visit Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Boudhanath. After end our tour we visit to the two medieval cities famous for their arts and architectures – Bhaktapur and Patan. Then we drive to Chitwan Jungle and discover why the National Park holds an important place in preserving the wild lives that are rapidly getting extinct from this planet and therefore recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. From Chitwan, we drive further south-west to Buddha’s birthplace of Lumbini – also a World Heritage Site of the world civilization. After exploring Lumbini, we head to the Lake City of Pokhara – one of world’s most beautiful valleys. Spending another full day in exploring the natural and cultural grandeur of Pokhara, we return back to Kathmandu.
After landing at the Kathmandu airport, Discovery Mountain Trek will take you to the hotel Radisson. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening you will have details briefing for your trek.
You take one hour mountain flight in the morning. Mountain flights are done daily by various domestic airlines, taking-off from Kathmandu airport offering an unparalleled panoramic views of the Himalayas taking you within camera range of the highest peaks in the world. After the mountain flight, we start to visit 3 of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 45 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the “the self-existent” is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area.
After breakfast we drive to Chitwan, 150km from Kathmandu and a 5 to 6 hours drive into the mountains and hills . All the way we descend down along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River. After reaching at Chitawan and getting refreshed you will be briefed about full programs by our guide. Then we start for ours activities. There will be a guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle. In the evening, dinner with cultural program.
The Chitwan National Park has been declared by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Today you will discover why the National Park holds an important place in preserving the wild lives that are rapidly getting extinct from this planet. You’re almost sure to spot water buffalo, egrets, woodpecker, and deer in their natural habitat. The Park is also home to rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild bison, gangetic dolphin, 500 birds, butterflies, as well as the near extinct Gharials crocodiles. You can do a number of activities here – an elephant safari, a nature walk, bird watching, a jungle drive or a canoe trip. You can even take a bath with an elephant.
We start after breakfast to bird watching then we drive to Lumbini another World Heritage Site 180km from Chitwan and a 4 to 5 hours drive further south-west. Lumbini is most important Buddhist pilgrimage site the place where Buddha was born, it is also an important architectural and historical site of the world civilization. we explore some of the major landmarks and monuments in Lumbini such as: Mayadevi Temple the exact site where Buddha was born, Ashoka’s Pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka 249 BC, and various other temples and monasteries founded by the devotees from different countries like, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thailand and more.
We drive from Lumbini to Pokhara the distance is about 285km north-east which takes for about 7 hours. The drive is very much on the same road we came by till we reach Mugling. From Mugling, we drive further west into the mountains, following the rivers for much of the day. Pokhara, one of the most beautiful places on earth. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna and many more. Pokhara is also the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. After arriving Pokhara, we go for a sightseeing, marketplaces, old bazaars, and landmarks and In the evening we explore the surrounding lakeside.
Early morning we drive to the Sarangkot Hill to have the excellent sunrise views over the Himalayas. We come back to hotel for breakfast then we start a full day sightseeing of Pokhara. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake. We also take a boat around the Phewa Lake which is the second biggest lake of Nepal. We take the boat across the lake and take an hour’s walk to the World Peace Pagoda. And we also visit to the Gupteshwar Cave, Seti River Gorge, Devi’s Fall and the mountain museum etc.
We start our drive to Kathmandu the distance about 210km it takes 6 to 7 hours. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.
We start our tour of two more UNESCO World Heritage Site cities adjacent to Kathmandu: Bhaktapur and Patan. The medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts, Patan Durbar Square is one of the places in the Kathmandu Valley where the medieval arts and architecture still remain in its original state. The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments.
Saying good bye to the mountains as your tour in Nepal comes to an end today. We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back for a trip to the Himalaya again. Discovery Mountain Trek drop you at airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.