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9 DAYS
PRICE AND INFO
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PRICE INCLUDE & EXCLUDES
Fitness Level: : levels
Group Size: : 2 to 15 people
Max-Altitude: : 3660m
Duration: : 9 Days
Walking Days: : 6 Days
Activity: : Trek
Best Period: : MAR | APR | MAY | SEP | OCT | NOV

ACCOMMODATIONS
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.

MEALS
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.

PORTER CARE
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.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
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.

 TRAVEL INSURANCE
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.

ACCLIMATIZATION
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.

EQUIPMENTS LIST
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.

SLEEPING BAG

  • 1 sleeping bag: -10° or -15° (*) 
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

 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 (plus extra warm layers if necessary)
  • A breathable windproof, water proof jacket (Gore-Tex…)
  • Discovery Mountain Trek’s down Jacket (*) 
  • Discovery Mountain Trek’s half T-shirt (*) 
  • Lightweight waterproof over trousers
  • Suitable shorts
  • Walking trousers
  • A pair of high rise walking boots
  • A pair of sandals or equivalent casual shoes for cities, villages and evenings
  • Thick walking socks
  • Warm gloves
  • Hat and scarf

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,

PRACTICAL ITEMS

  • 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

MEDICAL

  • 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, 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 Terms
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.

Cancellation Policy  
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.

IMPORTANT NOTE
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.

INCLUDED IN THE COST

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • 3 -star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English speaking guide, government-license holder.
  • Porter service : 2 participants-1 porter.
  • Assistant guide: 4 participants- 1 assistant guide.
  • Staff costs including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag : to be returned after your trip completion.
  • Discovery Mountain’s duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Energy Supplies: Dry fruits, Snickers, Mars, Bounty on your Trek.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits : National Park and TIMS.
  • Medical kit: carried by your trekking assistant guide.
  • All government and local taxes
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese team for your trekking.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charge.
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure.
  • Also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expenses laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower.
Date of departure Date of return
11/09/2019 19/09/2019
03/10/2019 11/10/2019
15/10/2019 23/10/2019
05/11/2019 13/11/2019
11/11/2019 19/11/2019
15/03/2020 23/03/2020
05/04/2020 13/04/2020
11/04/2020 19/04/2020
19/04/2020 27/04/2020
Details

 Helambu Trek is a popular short-distance trekking close to Langtang Region. In slightly more than a week, Discovery Mountain will take you in one of the best close-range trekking outside of Kathmandu Valley.

 You will start from Shivapuri Watershed and Reserve near Sundarijal. Sundarijal is where the actual trekking begins – from the northeastern side of Kathmandu. In one week you will reach in the lower altitudes of the Langtang Range in a place called Chisapani. This pristine village has wonderful views of the beautiful snow-capped peaks including Jugal Himal.

 A trek near Langtang means dense oak and pine forest, a diverse wildlife, terraced farmlands, raging rivers, greener than green thick forests, and pastures. This easy-to-moderate trek done on lower elevations of the Langtang Mountain Range from an altitude of 800 meters to a maximum of 3,600 meters. This perfect short trek near Kathmandu Valley is a journey into a region that is relatively unspoilt and unotuched. The Hyolmo culture of this region is bound by, not tightly built, but isolated and scattered villages and hamlet. Forests of bamboo, oak, and rhododendron are perpetually present in this route. Besides, the views of mountains is always a welcome break in between the walking sessions.

 The beautiful scene of the mountains at the border with Tibet are indelible and memorable parts of this program from Discovery Mountain.

 The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, and a beautiful climb up Shivapuri National Park. This is a tiny national park that touches Kathmandu Valley’s northern sector. From Shivapuri Watershed Park, we will trek to Chisapani, Kutumsang, Tharepati, Sermathang, and to Melamchi, the end of this trek. From Melamchi you will return to Kathmandu. The trail is lined with intricate monasteries, terraced paddies, and views of quaint villages against majestic peaks. Discovery Mountain recommends this program for a wonderful short-distance trek near Kathmandu Valley.

Itinerary

DAY 1 :ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU TRANSFER TO HOTEL (1365M)

After your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the evening around Thamel.

DAY 2 :DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO SUNDARIJAL AND TREK TO CHISAPANI (2285M) 1H DRIVE, 4H TREK

After breakfast, we will begin the drive to Sundarijal. It takes around an hour to reach Sundarijal, a place where the river Bagmati flows down boulders and rocks. Sundarijal is the starting point of our trekking to Helambu. Trekking along stone steps, we reach the village of Mulkharka. Here we take a brief stop and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place; before heading off to the village of Chisapani for the overnight stay.

DAY 3 :TREK FROM CHISAPANI TO KUTUMSANG (2450M) 6/7H TREK

Immediately after breakfast, we will begin the trek. First we will pass through a hilly pass called Pati Bhanjyang. Near the pass is a hamlet with sparse housing and farming. Enjoy the scenic trail we will trek to Gul Bhanjyang, another hilly pass with a village nearby. Take a break and continue along the rocky trail to arrive at Kutumsang. Stay overnight at this village.

DAY 4 : TREK FROM KUTUMSANG TO THAREPATI (3660M) 6/7H TREK

Today we will be heading towards the village of Tharepati. First we will do a steep ascent through forests of rhododendron and pine to arrive at Magen Goth. The sheer beauty of this location will make you take a break where you will surely take some photos and enjoy the quiet. The mesmerizing views of Langtang and Gosainkunda peaks will inspire you for the trek ahead. Later, we will arrive at Tharepati for the overnight stay.

DAY 5 : TREK FROM THAREPATI TO TARKEGHYANG (2550M) 6/7H TREK

It’s a six-hour trek today. Have a leisurely breakfast and get ready for the scenic trail. First, cross a river and then some forests leading up to a vantage point. From this hill you can have excellent close-up views of snowcapped peaks ahead. Next, a few yak sightings along the descending trail will make you want to take selfies with the bovines, but refrain from doing so! Walk on, cross the forest and arrive at the Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang located at 2,575 meters.

DAY 6 : TREK FROMK TARKEGHYANG TO SERMANTHANG (2615M) 3/4H TREK

Leaving behind Tarke Ghyang, the easy trek today is less than four hours to Sarmathang. First we cross a thick forest and arrive at a village with a monastery. Next, we come across a mani wall – clearly the sign of a Sherpa settlement nearby. As we get closer to the village of Sarmathang, we begin to see the magnificent views of the Langtang peaks. Once at Sarmathang, we take the rest of the day off, basking the beauty of this surrounding. Overnight stay at Sarmathang.

DAY 7 : TREK FROM SERMANTHANG TO MELAMCHI BAZAAR AND DRIVE TO KATHMANDU 4H TREK 2H DRIVE

As we come near the end of the program, we trek down from Sarmathang to Melamchi. This scenic and easy trek today is less than four hours – taking you through terraced fields and open grasslands. When you have done capturing some photos, you will notice that you have arrived at Melamchi, a village at the north-eastern region of Kathmandu Valley. After a brief stopover here you will drive to Kathmandu, arriving at your hotel at night.

DAY 8 :KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, we will take you on a sightseeing tour of some iconic places in the Kathmandu Valley, that will essentially include UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the evening, you are invited to join us for a farewell dinner.

DAY 9 :DEPARTURE

After breakfast, or on the scheduled time of check-in, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.

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