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We will be staying at Manaslu hotel, Hotel Tibet 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 travel in Nepal 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 Trek 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.
Nepal is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile in the mountain region. 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 Trek employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain Trek, therefore, enforces a number of do and don’t. Please talk to your trek Guide to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain Trek 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, one day we take rest in somewhere 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.
1 sleeping bag: -15° or -20°
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
FROM HEAD TO TOE
A cap or sunhat
2-pair of thermals
Thick walking socks
Hat and scarf
A pair of high rise walking boots
Lightweight waterproof over trousers
Discovery Mountain Trek’s down Jacket (*)
Discovery Mountain Trek’s half T-shirt (*)
Long sleeve thermal tops and full-length long johns
A light fleece or equivalent (plus extra warm layers if necessary)
A breathable windproof, water proof jacket (Gore-Tex…)
A pair of sandals or equivalent casual shoes for cities, villages and evenings
Long-sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, preferably in quick-drying technical material.
1 medium shoulder bag: 50-70 liter cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables,
PERSONAL CLIMBING GEARS INCLUDES
Descender: Belay Device, Figure 8.
Tissue /toilet roll
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Female hygiene products
Anti-bacterial hand wash
1 compass or GPS (optional)
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Water purification tablets or water filter
Small personal first-aid kit simple and light
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
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 and 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:
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 and 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
INCLUDED IN THE COST
PERSONAL CLIMBING GEARS INCLUDES
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST
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First climbed in 1955, Pharchamo Peak is an attractive snow peak lying south of Tashi Lapcha. It has a north-by-northwest ridge, which rises from the crevassed glacier astride the Tashi Lapcha. The face of the ridge forms a uniform slope broken by crevasse and seraes rising from the rocky lower buttresses above the Drolambau Glaciers in the west. Rolwaling valley is the main access to Pharchamo, though this route was closed for most of the 1980s due to potential dangers to porters crossing the Tashi Lapcha. The other alternative route is from the Khumbu side via Namche Bazar and Thame.
After landing at the Kathmandu airport, Discovery Mountain Trek will take you to your hotel. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening you will have details briefing for your trek.
After breakfast, take the road to Lhasa passing through the Bhote Koshi valley. After a trip among the rice fields and sherpa villages, you cross Charikot then arrive at Dolakha (1660 m). Your route goes up the valley, the track becomes more difficult but the end of the journey approaches. In the distance, you can see small villages of the Magar, Newar, Chetri and Brahman communities. After this long day’s drive you arrive at the small village of Jagat.
Today we walk short step. For a while, your path follows the river. You oblique to the east, leaving the main route to Tibet. The trail climb steeper before reaching terraced fields: mani walls and chortens announce that coming of the village, we cross the Tama Kosi river and continue our trek to Simgaon and our camp established near a gompa (monastery). You get a wonderful view of the second highest peak of the Rolwaling Himal, the Gaurishanker.
We walk along the mountainside, through thick forests of rhododendrons and magnolias, and fields used as pasture in summer. Your trek continues at altitude before descending the river and the bottom of the valley. You set up your camp in Dovan, a small clearing in a dense forest.
You cross the Rolwaling khola to hike through the northern jungles. The trail climbs gradually to a clearing, crossing the villages of Nyimare and Ramding and farm fields to reach Beding (3690 m), main and last village of the region. Visit this Sherpa village, located in a narrow gorge with 36 inhabited houses and a small monastery. You will see the Menlugtse (7181 m), the highest peak of the Rolwaling Himal.
Short stage to reach this small hamlet of alpage, used during the beautiful season. The climb is rough but the view of the surrounding mountains and the snow-capped peaks is exceptional. At the bottom are the very steep and immaculate faces of Chobutse (6689m) and Chugimago (6259). Further north, the granite walls forming the border ridge with Tibet invite you to climb.
Acclimatization and local exploration day. Here, no village but some mud huts used in the summer by the cowherds. You can explore the surrounding nature, and enjoy the beautiful panorama offered here.
You cross the river to reach the south bank and then follow the stream to the crossing point near Yersa, the last village of shepherds. After a wooden bridge, you go back to the front moraine just behind the Tsho Rolpa lake dam. You set up your camp at Kabuk, behind the huge moraine of the lake. This location offers splendid views of the surrounding peaks including Tsoboje (6689m) and Dragker-Go (6795m).
The path you take today dominates Lake Tsho Rolpa. You are gradually entering a mineral universe where the scree and scree are becoming more numerous and the use of hands sometimes useful to balance. The impressive west face of the Pachermo and its 1000 meters of walls are now standing in front of you. You join the foot of this colossus and set up camp for the night. The last light of the day offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, most of which are over 6000m high.
You begin to reach the Drolambau Glacier, surrounded by unexplored peaks, nestled in the most remote areas of the Himalayas. The crossing of the front of the Drolambau glacier is delicate. The frontal tongue which evolves each year can pose some problems, in particular to the carriers: passage in ice of about fifteen meters to 55 ° sometimes requiring the laying of a fixed rope. The trek then becomes easy towards the pass. At Tashi Lapsa, the spectacle that surrounds you is beautiful: the Tengi Rau (6943m), the Dragkar-Go (6793m) and many other peaks to the Tibetan border form a superb backdrop. Establishment of your base camp under the pass at 5500m.
Very early departure again towards Tashi Lapsa where the climb really begins. First on snowy slopes, which does not involve any particular technical difficulty, you reach the final ridge more technical and requiring the laying of a fixed rope over 200 m (slopes at 40 ° with 2 short projections at 50 ° ). Once at the top, you dominate the Khumbu, from Cho Oyu to Everest and from Lhotse to Makalu that stretch before your eyes. Back to the Tashi Lapsha pass, you start your descent. After an easy start, you enter a huge scree. Ultimate difficult passage: a small rocky slab that requires the installation of a handrail. Further down, the chörtens and walls of Mani mark the return to civilization and Ngole where you camp. Note : If you don’t want to climb, you go directly to Ngole where you find the group.
You walk east, down the snowy slopes from the upper Thame Khola to Thengpo, a small village of shepherds surrounded by vast pastures. From here you can admire the Ama Dablam, Makalu and Lumding Himal Mountains. After 2 hours of descent, you reach Thame, dominated by a small monastery.
You hike to Namche Bazaar, capital of Sherpas. The path descends to cross the Bothe Koshi River by a suspension bridge. After a short climb, you take the descent to cross many villages, mani and walls of prayer. Your path also crosses a pine forest and, at the top of the ridge, disperses to several directions. From here you can see Namche Bazaar and its multicolored roofs where you spend the night. Namche is the main trading center of Khumbu: every Saturday, traders from other villages in the valley go up there to exchange their products on the Namche.
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching in Kathmandu transfer to hotel and Afternoon we start our visit to two of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
Today after breakfast we will start visit you to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. you visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. Discovery Mountain Trek drop you at airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.