Climate and Best time to go
All nationalities except Indians require a visa for Nepal, which could be, obtain from Embassies abroad or on arrival at Tribhuwan international airport in Kathmandu. To avoid the long queue you could apply on line visa form.
You need to have one passport photo and following fees in US dollars to obtain the visa on arrival.
USD 25 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days
USD 40 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days
USD 100 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days
USD 2 per day for visa extensions.
Please note: The visa regulations and fees for visa changes frequently so its is advisable to check the current rules with your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Consulate.
Highlight of the trips
Nepal has unpredictable weather and varies from altitude ranges. The best season to select this trip is in Autumn and Spring. Autumn (Mid- September to November) while the air is clean with high visibility. The weather is brisk but not too cold. The days are sunny (10-20 degree Celsius) but the temperature drops significantly as you trek higher day by day with the coldest temperature of (0 to -5 Degree C) at night. The Spring (March to Mid May) is the season for flowers to bloom. The days are warmer (20-30 degrees) but night temperature could drop down to (5 to 0 degrees) as you start ascend higher. The tour could be done in winter (Dec to Feb) as well but please expect more cold nights and days with snows, the temperature could drop down to (-5 to -10 at night) but still days are sunny with (5 to 10 degrees C).
Trip Grade: Medium
Famous monasteries of Everest regions
View of world highest Mount Everest
Sherpa village of Namche, Khumjung, Thame
Meet local Sherpa during your stay at teahouse
The historic sites of Kathmandu valley
Group Size: Private or Small group size (2-10 Pax)
The trip includes some steep climbing and steep down hill trail and reach at the height of 3960 meter. It is recommended some physical fitness. Previous experience is not mandatory but some regular exercise would be a bonus.
Trek Type: Comfort Lodges
To give our clients a memorable and insightful travel experience with lots of time to interact with each other or with the locals we do run the group as private or in small size groups only. You could either choose to travel private or join with others in Group. Our group size consists of minimum two to ten people unless you chose to make your own private trip with more than ten people.
Accommodation beside trek
We do provide you the first class hotel/Lodges on the way for over night to have a comfortable sleep every night after walking. The rooms are with en-suit bath with hot water, comfortable beds and heating to keep your bed warm.
All hotels, we provide are comfort hotel of 5 star category inclusive of delicious breakfast.
Breakfasts are included through out your trip. Lunch and Dinner (except on Trek) are not included in the trip as there are lots of eating options and we would love to give you maximum flexibility to decide about your meal items. While on trek, we do provide you Lunch and dinner of your choice with tea/coffee.
Teahouses serve variety of different food items from traditional food to some western food. The food is usually plentiful and delicious but the menu is not normally extensive. Cereals, breads and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast and items of rice, noodles, potatoes, vegetable, pastas, and pizza are normally in the menu. You could easy buy mineral water or boiled water in teahouses. We suggest using boiled water or using purifying drops than bottled water while of trek to minimize the negative impact that is caught by plastic bottle in our environment.
Domestic flight and Private ground transportations are provided for the trip. The flights to remote sector like (Lukla) have restriction on weight of max 15 kg including hand baggage’s and the flights are always depending on weather condition with chances of being delayed or even cancelled due to bad weather. In due cases the only option to get back to Kathmandu or Lukla is by helicopter, on extra cost.
Weather in the mountains is unpredictable and can change rapidly. Travellers need to be prepared for all weather conditions. Even in the springtime when temperatures are normally warmer, a sudden change in the weather could drop down the temperature to freezing point. So always be prepared for changes that could occur.
What to take?
The information and details in this trip has been compiled with care and in good faith. It is our intension to cling to the program as mentions. However you should be flexible, as, this is an adventure trip and you are heading into remote region, where unforeseen events may contribute to change in itinerary. The trip details is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destination is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited and travel times mentions are approx. and subject to vary due to circumstances.
We suggest light travelling which makes you easier to move around. We suggest you to bring one-day bag for your valuable and a waterproof rucksack or duffel bag for your clothing’s and equipment’s. We provide one porter for every two travellers unless you request your own personal porter. The maximum porter are allowed to carry is 10 kg per travellers. So it is necessary to make the trekking bag lighter as possible and left unnecessary luggage at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Long Sleeved shirts
Pants- Lightweight long trousers
Upper and lower thermal layer
Water proof- Jackets and trousers
Sleeping bag and down jackets (For winter -20 recommended)
Sun hat and sun glasses
Gloves- Normal / Thermal for winter
Socks: Woolen and cotton
Shoes: Running and sandals
Sun cream; lip balm, insect repellent, Hand sanitizer lotion
Personal first aid kits
Water bottle- Refillable
Camera and Batteries
You should consult with your doctor about vaccination and other medical travel information before departure. We recommend you to carry your personal first aid kids together with you personal medical requirement. Please be aware that we are going to remote mountain area where medical facilities are not available so when selection your trip please assure your ability to cope with the tour and consult with your doctor if you have any health issue which could affect your trip.
While traveling to high altitude area the main problem most of the travellers could face is the high altitude sickness. Even though our itinerary are carefully planned to avoid the risk of high altitude with reasonable acclimatization days, however, it all depends up to your body whether it could adopt with low oxygen level. You could use the medicine for high altitude known as Diamox, which helps you to prevent but please consult with your doctor before using it.
You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have heart disease, difficulty breathing or are pregnant.
Please make sure to get your travel insurance before travelling. Travelling insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. Our entire participants should obtain their own personal insurance, which covers medical and emergency evacuation at a minimum. You, of Couse, would also like to have insurance coverage for loss or damage of baggage, flight and trip cancellation.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as it’s an adventure in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee. Weather condition, road conditions, flight cancellation, landslides, avalanches, strikes and many any other reasons could contribute to changes on the itinerary. We will try to ensure the trip runs according to plan but an easy going nature will be an asset.
Beauty is to save not to destroy! At the very start of our company we made a proper guideline for travelling responsible in Nepal, so that our future generation would be able to wander around the beauty of Nepal and could live with it. At Hawks Eye, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize the detrimental impact on the environment as far as possible. At Hawks eye, we practice how business can minimize the impact on environment, maximize employment and generate opportunities for local communities. We are working together with non-profit organization dedicating some of our time to make positive difference in the lives of Nepalese people. Since the time of our establishment we have been involve in schools building, run health camp in remote villages, scholarship program for genuine poor students, first aid training in schools, family planning project and helping children homes. Certain amounts from the tour you participate help us to give back to the people to make the life better. We are heading on the right track; still long way to go and it would not be possible for long run with out your support.