"Experience the astonishing touch of nature and rejuvenating aura of culture."
The Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass trek offer an unparalleled experience, combining breathtaking natural beauty with rich cultural heritage. As you trek along the trail, you'll come across tranquil Gokyo lakes and scale the challenging Renjo La Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,360 meters.
The route to Gokyo Ri will take you through historic Sherpa villages, vibrant teahouses, and lush farmlands, giving you an insight into the local community's daily life.
From the summit of Gokyo Ri, you'll be treated to a stunning panoramic view of Mount Everest and other peaks such as Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse, as well as the breathtakingly beautiful Gokyo lakes. This trek is designed for trekkers of all levels, as it only requires a good level of acclimatization and appropriate equipment, not an extensive previous trekking experience or a high degree of physical fitness.
As you journey through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll encounter an array of flora and fauna, including rare wildlife species that are unique to the region. With a flexible duration of 13 to 14 days, you can take your time to admire the beauty of the surroundings and adapt to the altitude at your own pace.
Views of Mount Everest: Despite not reaching the Mount Everest Base Camp, the Everest Panorama Trek offers excellent views of the world's highest peak from various viewpoints along the way. The best view of Mount Everest is from the hilltop at Tengboche Monastery.
Tengboche Monastery: The Tengboche Monastery is a famous Buddhist monastery located in the Tengboche village and is one of the highlights of the trek. The monastery offers stunning views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks in the region.
Sherpa Culture: The trek takes you through the heart of the Sherpa country, offering an opportunity to experience the local culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people. You will also see traditional Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, and stupas along the way.
Natural Beauty: The trek takes you through lush forests of rhododendron and juniper, rolling hills, and snow-capped peaks, offering a chance to admire the breathtaking scenery of the Everest region.
Acclimatization: The Everest Panorama Trek is a great option for those who are looking for an acclimatization trek before attempting a higher altitude trek in the region.
Sagarmatha National Park: The trek passes through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to some of the world's highest peaks and unique flora and fauna.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1,350 meters (4,429 ft), transfers to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,840m (9,317 ft), trek begins to Phakding 2,610m (8,563 ft), 2. 3hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar 3,440 meters (11,286 ft), 5-6 hours.
Day 04: Hike to Everest view Hotel 3,870m (12,697 ft), for panorama view.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche Monastery 3,860 meters (12,664 ft), 5 hours.
Day 06: Trek back to Namche bazar 3,440 meters.
Day 07: Trek back to Lukla the final EBC trekking ending point.
Fay 08: Fly back to Ramechhap airport and drive to Kathmandu 135 meters, transfer to the hotel.
Day 09: Valley sightseeing to UNESCO world heritage site.
Day 10: Departure for home.
Representatives from Himalayan Diamond Adventures will greet you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed with a fresh flower garland, a traditional Nepali greeting, and then escorted to the hotel for bed and breakfast service. The drive from the airport to the hotel takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes, if there is no traffic jam on our way. After checking into the hotel, we will have a short refreshment meeting at the hotel. In the evening, the company will host a welcome dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant, complete with a cultural dance performance, to celebrate the start of your trip. During the dinner, your guide will provide a brief overview of the schedule for the following day.
Accommodation: 3 to 5 Stars standard of hotel .
Transportation: Tourist bus or car.
Meals: Welcome Dinner, Breakfast, and includes drinks.
Tomorrow morning, we will depart from Ramechhap airport with an early flight, so we will have to leave from the hotel in Kathmandu very early. The drive to Ramechhap airport will take approximately 5 to 6 hours, covering a distance of 135 kilometers.From Ramechhap airport, we will take a short but thrilling flight to Lukla Hillary airport, known for its high altitude of 2,860 meters and its short and narrow runway. After a short break in Lukla for final trip preparations, we will embark on our journey to Phakding. The trek will take us along a straightforward path, passing through beautiful Sherpa lands and religious sites with breathtaking landscapes. After 2 and a half to 4 hours of comfortable trekking, covering a distance of 7.5 km (4.6 miles), we will reach Phakding at an altitude of 2,610m (8,563 ft).
Maximum Elevation: 2,860m (9,383 ft).
Trekking hours: 2.5 hrs, 200m descent, 50m ascent.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast with hot drinks.
We will continue our mountain journey, following the Dudh Koshi River. The trail will lead us to Sagarmatha National Park through the Dudh Koshi River valley, passing many beautiful villages, restaurants, and guesthouses, as well as cultivated farm lands, waterfalls, and well-constructed suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. As we trek through the village of Banker, we will have a spectacular view of Kusum Kanguru (6,369 m) and Thamserku (6,623 meters). After 2 to 3 hours of slightly uphill trekking, we will reach Sagarmatha National Park, where we will need to present our permits and enter it. Today, we should have an early hot lunch before leaving the last settlement of Jorsalle. After leaving Jorsalle, there are no places to eat hot meals until we reach Namche Bazar. From Jorsalle, our trail continues straight ahead to the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers, following the
Dudh Koshi River, before starting the strenuous uphill trail, we will cross the famous Hillary Bridge, the highest bridge in the EBC trail over the Dudh Koshi River. We will trek for about 5 to 7 hours, covering a distance of 12.5 kilometers, with stunning landscapes throughout the journey from Phakding.
Elevation: 3,440 meters (11,286 ft).
Trekking hours: 5 hours, 10,00m ascent, 100m descent.
Accommodation: Lodge the attached bathroom.
Meals: B, L, D with hot drinks.
Today is a rest day for us, it's very important to take a rest day after rapidly ascending a mountain. Even though we don't take a rest, we will hike to the Everest View Point (3,867m or 12,687ft) for the best panoramic view of Mount Everest and other beautiful mountain views. If we have time, we will visit Khumjung village, the legendary Yeti Scalp Monastery, and the Mountain Museum in Namche Bazaar.
Overnight stay at a lodge in Namche Bazar.
Maximum elevation: 3,870m (12,697 ft).
Visit: Khumjung village and Hillary school.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with hot drinks.
Today, we're on day three of our mountain trek to Tengboche Monastery (altitude of 3,860 meters). The hike will take about 5-6 hours, covering 9.2 km from Namche, surrounded by stunning mountain views. The trail starts with a difficult path above Namche Bazar, but quickly becomes easier with breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Amadablam. After a relaxing hike along the Kyangjuma valley and a break for lunch at Phunge Thanga, the trail becomes challenging from the Armi checkpoint area until Tengboche Monastery. The hike is difficult, but more enjoyable in April to May when rhododendron flowers bloom. This evening, we will visit the significant Tengboche Monastery.
Maximum Elevation: 3,860 meters (12,664 ft).
Trekking hours: 4 to 5 hours, 350m descent, 750m ascent.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with hot drinks.
Today we trek back to Manche bazar via same trail with wonderful trekking experience.
Elevation: 3,440 meters (11,286 ft).
Trekking hours: 6 hours,
Accommodation: Lodge the attached bathroom.
Meals: B, L, D with hot drinks.
After a successful EBC trek, we will trek back to Lukla, the final destination of our trekking adventure in the Everest region. We will celebrate our successful trip this evening with our guide and porters, including drinking and dancing. We will create lifetime memories together.
Elevation: 2,860 meters (9,383 ft).
Trekking hours: 8 hours,
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner with hot drinks.
Elevation: 1,350 meters (4,429 ft).
Transportation: Aeroplan/ Tourist bus/ Car.
Accommodation: 3 to 5 Stars standard of Hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, after breakfast, we will embark on a journey to explore some of the popular landmarks and milestones in the Kathmandu Valley, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Kathmandu is widely known as the city of temples and a cultural hub in Nepal. These places that we will visit today showcase the cultural and religious diversity of Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the
oldest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Both Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are important sites for Buddhism and are visited by both Hindu and Buddhist followers. These places display the unique architecture, religious tolerance, and diversity that can be found in Nepal.
Transportation: Private vehicle service.
Permits: Entry Permits of Patan, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu.
Accommodation: 3 to 5 Stars standard of hotel.
Meals: Farewell Dinner and Breakfast.
10th day of the tour, we will escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport in a private vehicle before your airport checking time.
Transportation: Private vehicle service.
Note: - This itinerary is designed for trekkers who prefer a full package service. At the same time, we can also tailor the itinerary to meet your personal preferences, time constraints, and budget. The selection of itineraries and staff members is based on your individual needs and financial situation. We also offer options for partial visits to accommodate your specific requirements and financial constraints.
When going on a tour, it's important to bring essential documents to ensure a smooth and hassle-free trip. Here are some documents that we highly recommend you bring with you.
Passport: If you're traveling to a foreign country, you'll need a valid passport. Make sure to check the expiration date and renew it if necessary.
Visa: Depending on your destination, you may need a visa to enter the country. Check with the embassy or consulate of the country you're visiting to see if you need a visa.
Travel itinerary: It's always a good idea to have a printed copy of your travel itinerary, including flight and hotel reservations, tour bookings, and any other important travel plans.
Travel insurance: Consider purchasing travel insurance to protect yourself against unforeseen events, such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost or stolen luggage.
Health documents: If you're traveling to a country with specific health requirements, such as a yellow fever vaccination, make sure to bring the necessary health documents.
Driver's license: If you plan on driving while on tour, make sure to bring your driver's license.
Credit cards and cash: Bring enough cash and credit cards to cover your expenses while on tour.
Emergency contact information: Write down the contact information for someone you trust in case of an emergency. This could include a family member, friend, or employer.
It's always a good idea to make copies of all your important documents and keep them in a safe place in case the originals get lost or stolen. Additionally, you may want to consider using a travel document organizer to keep all your important documents organized and easily accessible.
If you are traveling to Nepal, then here are some essential documents you will need to have with you in order to ensure a smooth and hassle-free trip.
❖ Valid passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank visa pages
❖ Travel insurance policy document
❖ Photocopies of your passport's personal information page
❖ One or more recent passport-sized photos with a white background (1.5 inch x 1.5 inch)
❖ Completed and signed Nepal visa application form
❖ Proof of accommodation in Nepal (such as a hotel reservation or address)
❖ Valid return flight or travel ticket
❖ Proof of sufficient financial means, such as recent bank statements
❖ Mastercard, Visa, and some cash in USD
❖ Proof of payment of the Nepal visa fee
❖ To obtain a visa for Nepal, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the travel date and you must present either a completed COVID-19 vaccination certificate with QR code or a valid PCR test negative result taken within 72 hours prior to boarding.
Visit the official website of the Department of Immigration of Nepal at https://www.immigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
1. Fill out the online application form with your personal information, including your name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, and intended travel dates.
2. Upload a recent passport-size photograph in JPEG or PNG format.
3. Pay the visa fee online using a credit card or debit card. The cost of the visa depends on the length of your stay in Nepal, but it typically ranges from $30 to $125.
4. Once you have submitted your application and payment, you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt and an application ID.
5. After your application has been processed, you will receive another email with a link to download your visa. You should print out the visa and carry it with you when you travel to Nepal. It's important to note that the online tourist visa is valid for multiple entries and is valid for 15, 30, or 90 days, depending on your length of stay. Also, be sure to apply for your visa well in advance of your travel date to allow time for processing.
It is essential for foreign travelers to secure insurance coverage while trekking or climbing in Nepal. Although trekking in Nepal is generally safe, travel insurance is compulsory for mountaineering activities in Nepal. The trip can pose physical challenges and hazards, particularly at high altitudes where altitude sickness is prevalent among trekkers and climbers, especially those who have not acclimatized properly. Physical injuries can also occur on mountain trails or during climbing activities, and in emergency situations, foreign trekkers or climbers may need to be rescued by helicopter and transported to hospitals in Kathmandu, which can be costly if the traveler does not have insurance coverage.
We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance package that covers high altitudes up to 4,000 meters, potential medical issues, natural disasters, personal accidents, emergency helicopter evacuation, loss or damage of personal belongings, and trip cancellations. The minimum recommended coverage amount is USD 100,000. There are many insurance companies that offer travel insurance services online. You should compare plans to find the one that best meets your needs.
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As Nepal's topography is divided into three geographical regions - Terai, Hills, and Mountains - each region experiences different temperatures during different seasons. Below is a tabular illustration of temperature changes throughout the different seasons in Nepal, which will allow you to better understand the changing weather conditions.
Seasons Minimum temperature (approx) Maximum temperature (approx) Weather Condition
Spring 4°C/ 39°F (Mountain) 20°C/ 68°F (Mountain) Moderate with occasional rain
Summer 12°C/ 53°F (Mountain) 25°C/ 77°F (Mountain) Extreme high with heavy rain
Autumn 3°C/ 37°F (Mountain) 18°C/ 64°F (Mountain) Moderate
Winter 10°C/ 50°F (Terai) -4°C/ 24°F (Mt.) 20°C/ 68°F (Terai) to 12°C/ 53°F (Mountain) Extreme low
After a thorough analysis of all the seasons, it has been suggested that autumn is the best time of the year to trek in Nepal. The mild temperatures from September to November make the trekking experience more enjoyable. During this time of the year, trekking routes throughout the country are jam-packed with travelers from all around the world.
However, as mid-December is generally the holiday season in most countries, including the United States, there is a spike in the number of international tourists during early winter as well. Interestingly, to make the holiday season even more special, travel companies offer some of the best holiday destination packages during this time. So, be sure to take advantage of the best travel opportunities with the assistance of Himalayan Diamond Adventure.
Nonetheless, if you cannot make it in autumn, spring also allows for favorable conditions for trekking in Nepal. The warmer days and nights, lush plants and vegetation, and clear trekking trails during spring make the trek worthwhile. However, the downside is occasional rain and slightly higher temperatures in the lower elevations. All in all, after autumn, spring is the second-best time to trek in Nepal.
Thousands of tourists visit Nepal every year to enjoy the picturesque nature and trek through the adventurous and diverse terrain. However, the best times to trek in Nepal are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). During these seasons, travelers are blessed with moderate temperatures and enjoyable weather conditions throughout the country.
As calm as it may seem, the challenging terrains of the Himalayas in Nepal can present trekkers with gruesome scenarios during harsh weather conditions. To avoid any unforeseen situations and to enjoy nature at its best, most trekkers prefer autumn for backpacking. However, it may not be the best time of the year to trek in Nepal for everyone. Some may prefer off-season trekking to avoid the crowds. Therefore, exploring the various seasons can help you choose a favorable time for trekking in Nepal based on your preferences.
Throughout the year, the landscape of Nepal experiences four seasons, each with its own uniqueness that brings significant changes to the natural environment. Below are some detailed insights into the four seasons in Nepal.
Spring in Nepal lasts from March to May and is one of the preferred seasons for trekking throughout the country. During this time, the climate is moderate, with slightly higher temperatures reaching up to about 32°C (89°F) in the lower elevation regions and around 20°C (68°F) at higher altitudes. The sky is usually clear with mild days and occasional rain.
Spring brings a rejuvenation of nature. Flowers begin to blossom, trees become lusher with newly sprung leaves, and spring vegetation sprouts again. Likewise, the flora and fauna of the Himalayan terrain also resuscitate from the harsh winter. Overall, spring is considered a great time for trekking in Nepal due to the alluring freshness of nature.
With the end of May, summer starts in Nepal and lasts from June to August, which is also the monsoon season in the country. During these months, the weather can be harsh, with scorching heat and heavy rain throughout the nation. The rising humidity and extreme hot weather conditions may restrict travelers from fully enjoying their trip.
Although the lower elevation regions experience harsh summers, the Himalayan terrains are not as brutal. In the mountain regions, temperatures can range from approximately 25°C to 12°C (77°F to 53°F). However, heavy rains can make trekking through rocky mountain terrain challenging, and the cloudy sky may obscure mountain views.
With the arrival of autumn from September to November, Nepal becomes a popular destination for trekking. During this season, the weather is usually pleasant with clear skies, moderate temperatures, and gentle sunshine throughout the day. However, early autumn may bring occasional light rainfall. As the season progresses into October and November, the monsoon season completely ends, and cooler weather conditions prevail.
Many people choose to trek to popular destinations such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and Poon Hill during this season. Additionally, autumn is festival season in Nepal, and visitors can witness major celebrations such as Dashain and Tihar, which provide an opportunity to experience Nepali culture and traditions. Many travel packages are available for the best treks in Nepal during this season, and our travel experts can help you plan your trip to align with the festival season.
Winter, which lasts from December to February, is the harshest season for trekking in Nepal. As the temperature drops in December, nights become chilly, and temperatures can reach around 9°C (48°F) during the day and below 0°C (32°F) during the night in higher altitudes. During peak winter, many high passes and trekking routes in the mountains are covered with dense fog and snow, increasing the risk of unexpected accidents.
Because of the risks of unpleasant trekking conditions, most travelers avoid trekking in the Himalayan terrains during the winter season. Additionally, most expeditions and mountain climbing, including trekking in the Everest region, also come to a halt during the harsh winter. Overall, it may not be the best time to trek due to the challenges presented by the weather conditions.