Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking 26 Days

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the oldest trekking routes of the Everest Region which will offer you an opportunity to explore and observe the fantastic topography of Solukhumbhu District. Everest Base Camp trek from Jiri allows you to know the local Sherpa communities even more and experience the warm hospitality. The Classic Jiri Everest Base Camp trek goes through the beautiful middle hills countryside, villages, Buddhist monasteries, monuments and beautiful flora and fauna. Besides Mount Everest, other mighty peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori, Thamserku etc are always making the effort of taking our breath away. Consequently, this is the same route which was used by the early expedition teams to climb Everest from Nepal by Sir Edmund Hilary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal, the first successful climbers of Mount Everest went through this trail to climb Mount Everest.

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Jiri, about 187 km north-east of Kathmandu. We then trek to Bhandar followed by a downhill walk into the forests crossing a few streams and walk pass the small settlements of Dokharpa and Baranda. The trail then ascends further to Sete and up to Lamjura La through forests of pine, magnolia, maple, birch and rhododendrons. The trail reaches Junbesi, where the mesmerizing views of Himalayas appear before our eyes. The path ascends to Ringmo, crosses the Trakshindo La pass and drops through terraced fields to Nuntala. From Nuntala, the trail descends down the trail to Dudh Koshi River and moves along the river towards Khumbu and steeply ascends to Bupsa.

Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking trail from Bupsa rises through a forested stretch passing Kharte. From Kharte an uphill climb takes us to Khari La Pass from where we enjoy the magnificent views of the Khari La pass of Gyachung Kang and Khumnila mountains among others. The trail then moves to steep staircase through pine forests towards Namche Bazaar through the beautiful Sherpa settlement at Phakding. The trek then moves towards Gokyo via Dole, Tongba, Luza, Machhermo and Pangka. The trek then crosses the mighty Chola Pass from where we descend to Lobuche and head towards the Everest Base Camp and the Kala Pattar. We then descend back to Lukla through Tyangboche, Pheriche, Orsho and Devoche.

Trip Details

  • Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Trip Info
  • Weather
  • Equipment
  • Useful Info

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m] Transfer to the Hotel. (Car).
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
Day 03: Kathmandu-Jiri. [1,951 m].
Day 04: Trek to Bhandar. [2,150 m]
Day 05: Trek to Sete. [2,575 m].
Day 06: Trek to Juni Bensi. [2,860 m].
Day 07: Trek to Nunthala. [2,675 m].
Day 08: Trek to Buspa. [2,360 m].
Day 09: Trek to Phakdaing [2,640 m].
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m].
Day 11: Rest day at Namche [3,440 m] side trip to Everest view point.
Day 12: Trek to Portse Tenga [3,600 m].
Day 13: Trek to Dole [3,620 m].
Day 14: Trek to Macchermo 4,440 m].
Day 15: Trek to Gokyo [4,750 m].
Day 16: Trek to Ascent Of Gokyo- Ri [5,357 m]. And Back To Gokyo [4,750 m].
Day 17: Trek to Thangna (4,700 meters).
Day 18: Trek to Dzongla (4,843 m) Via Chola-Pass.
Day 19: Trek to Lobuche [4,930 m].
Day 20: Trek to Gorakchep [5,170 m]. / Everest Base camp [5,350 m]. trip in the afternoon.
Day 21: Trek to Kalapattar [5,545 m]. And Back To Pheriche [4,250 m].
Day 22: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m].
Day 23: Trek to Lukla [2,810 m].
Day 24: Fly Back to Kathmandu [1,338m].
Day 25: Free day in kathmandu [1,338m].
Day 26: Trip ends! Fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time.

Detail itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1330 m]: Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Adventure treks Nepal will be waiting outside the airport gate and you will be transferred to the hotel. A short briefing session will be conducted once you have settled down. If you have any questions regarding the trip please do let us know. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley [1330 m] - (B): After your breakfast we will head out to explore the Kathmandu Valley further more. We head to the famous stupa of Swyambhunath situated west of the valley on the top of a hill. The Tibetan name for the site means ‘Sublime Trees’, for the many varieties of trees found on the hill. We then head to observe the magnificent display of arts and crafts around the Kathmandu Durbar Square. This area is infront of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom. The area has many famous attractions like the temple of the living goddess Kumari, the 17th century built Jagath Temple and the Kasthamandap, the three storey building built by woods from a single tree. We then drive towards Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. After spending some time in Kathmandu we head to the oldest and largest stupa named Bouddhanath. After exploring some the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Nepal we return back to Hotel. The rest of the day is free. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jiri [2,370 m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast in the Hotel we drive to the Initial Point of our trek, Jiri. Jiri is a municipality in Dolakha district in the Janakpur Zone of north-eastern Nepal. The drive passes through some of the oldest Newar settlements of Banepa and Dhulikhel with splendid sweeping view of the eastern Himalayas which includes Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. On our way to Jiri we drive over a ridge behind Dolalghat and reach Charikot, capital district of Dolakha. We drive further ahead towards Jiri for our first overnight stay at the Teahouse.  Average driving time is 09-10 hours.

Day 04: Jiri to Bhandar [2,190 m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast we begin our footsteps on the epic Jiri Everest Base Camp trek. The initial stage of the trek is a ascend to the ridge-top at 2,370m followed by a gradual downhill walk to Shivalaya (1,750m). This trail offers extraordinary country side scenery from every ridge top and passes through charming local people. We continue our trek through the beautiful path which passes from Sangbadanda (2,150m), Kosaribas (2,500m) and Bhanjyang pass to finally enter into the village of Bhandar for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 06-07 hours.

Day 05: Bhandar to Sete [2,575 m] - (B/L/D): From Sete the trail descends down to Likhu Khola and we trek across the river at 1,490m and into Kenja (1,570m), along the turning path. We then begin a long uphill walk towards Lamjura hill. The initial stage of the trail is a steep ascend which passes through abandoned stupa at an elevation of 2,575m. The trail finally reaches Sete as we walk alongside the terraced fields with incredicle scenes of the surrounding area for overnight stay where we can experience great hospitality by the local people in the middle of the rhododendron forest. Average trekking time is 06-07 hours.

Day 06: Sete to Lamjura pass [3,530 m] to Junbesi [2,680 m] - (B/L/D): Today's' walk leads to a gradual climb on the good path, passing through few small scattered farm houses and teahouses. After few hours of good walk through the beautiful rhododendron forest, reaching at Lamjura Pass (3,530m), which is the highest point between Jiri and Namche Bazaar. The trail then descends through fir and rhododendron forest and emerges after one and half hrs to Taktor. Traverse on the north side of the valley round a notch before dropping down to the Sherpa village of Junbesi for an overnight stop. Average trekking time is 06-07 hours.

Day 07: Junbesi to Nunthala [2,330 m] - (B/L/D): On this day if weather allows, you will be having the first glimpse of Everest. From Junbesi the trail leads to the village of Phaplu where you will see a domestic airport as well as the district headquarter. We leave Salung and descend down to Ringmo Khola (2,650m) accompanied by a uphill climb to Tak-Shindo Pass. We see an apple orchard at this spot; the Apple House offers apple juice, pie and rakshi (rice spirit). We trek to Trakshindo Pass (3,071m) from where the path is mostly downhill that takes you into the alpine forests of oaks, rhododendron, pines and hemlock trees and heads down a monastery onto Nuntala for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 06-07 hours.

Day 08: Nunthala to Bupsadanda [2,300 m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast at the Hotel we will continue our trek further ahead walking downhill to the Dudh Koshi River. After we cross the raging river the trail twists through terraced cultivated fields and yards of houses. We then walk downhill towards Chautara followed by a walk through forests and to Jubing (1,667m). From Jubing, the trail meanders to a ascend to the village around a ridge and reaches Bupsadanda for overnight stay via Sikali and Kharikhola. Average trekking time is 06-07 hours.

Day 09: Bupsadanda to Phakding [2,652 m] - (B/L/D): The trekking on this day starts after your breakfast towards Bhumsing (2,300m) and continues uphill through a feeder valley filled with prickly leaned oak and rhododendron forest, where you may see some Langour monkeys as well. We descend down to cross a river and purse to Puiyan (2,796m), a tiny village in the middle of the trail to Surkhe. After Puiyan the trail leads on the long winding trail with few ups and downs just before the long downhill Surkhe, you will see the Lukla airstrip and the Lukla town. From Surkhe, it is an uphill climb over a ridge heading in the direction of Chaurikharka, another scattered village. Before we reach Chaurikharka, we will cross a deep gorge with a high waterfall (2,408m). Chaurikharka has fertile land because of which this place is also the bread basket for the Khumbu area as most of the barley, wheat and green vegetables found in Everest region are harvested here. The trail then reaches Lukla and heads down towards the Dudh Koshi River from where we slowly walk through the pine and rhododendron forests and into the vicinity of Phakding for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 07-08 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m] - (B/L/D): On this day we begin our trekking from Phakding after your breakfast at the Hotel. We cross the fearsome Dudh Koshi River twice this day before completely entering the Sagarmatha National Park. We trek through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests and heaq uphill to Namchhe Bazzar. During the trek to Namchhe you will find many yaks along the trail transporting goods to various parts of Everest Region. Spectacular Mountain peaks like Nupla (5,885m), Kongde Ri (6,093 m) and Thamserku (6,808m) rise majestically above us throughout most of the day. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

Day 11: Acclimatization day, day hike to Shyangboche [3,833 m] - (B/L/D): On this day we stay in Namchhe Bazzar for acclimatization. Due to the decreasing air pressure it is extremely important to spend a day in Namchhe. During the afternoon we will have a short hike up to the Everest View Hotel in shyangboche for extraordinary view of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. We then return back to Namchhe Bazzar for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 02-03 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Portse Tenga [3,600 m] - (B/L/D): Adapting the changed climatic conditions, we continue further with our trek towards Thyangboche, north-east from Namche Bazaar. We set on a climb on the flanks of the sacred peak of Khumbila (5,761m). We trek for sometime across yak pastures as the trail moderately ascends to Mon La. Just beneath us the horrifying Dudh Koshi River and Imja Khola River confluence. We then reach a stupa wrapped with prayer flags at the top of a ridge at 3,992 meters followed by a steep descend into the forests. Across the valley Tyangboche monastery is framed by Ama Dablam and Kantega. We cross the Dudh Koshi River once again before reaching the settlement at Portse Tenga. Average trekking time is 5 to 6 hours.

Day 13: Trek to Dole [4,000 m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast we start walking north following the Dudh Koshi towards its source, the splendid Ngozumpa Glacier. The trek to Dole will be less crowd as we will be living the main Everest Base Camp trekking route and head towards the Gokyo. Sections of red birch, fir and dwarf rhododendron forest are interspersed with areas of yak pasture as we gradually gain altitude. We pass satisfying waterfalls and peer at the glacier that flows from Tawache and Cholatse on the other side of the valley. Beyond us, amazing ridges lead to Khumbila Peak and many other unnamed peaks above 6,000 meters. Overnight stay in Dole. Average trekking time is 3 hours.

Day 14: Trek to Machhermo [4,410 m] - (B/L/D): The day begins with a uphill climb on a ridge for wonderful view of the valley named Kengtega and Cho Oyu. We then descend down to a river followed by a steep ascend to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will then enter the beautiful village named Machhermo for the overnight stay. Machhermo has less number of buildings which are empty most of the time in a year. People from Khumjung and Khunde own this land which is used to graze yaks during the summer. This is a short trek day and also helps you to acclimatized as we will prepare for the higher altitude ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,483m). During afternoon you can take a walk up the ridge behind Luza for excellent view of Gokyo Valley. Average trekking time is 3-4 hours

Day 15: Trek to Gokyo [4,750 m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast at the hotel we will follow the trail to Gokyo that goes high above the river and ascends to Gokyo village. We take a short break at Pangka to witness the beauty of Cholatse. We will be above the tree line by the time we reach Pangka and head towards the Ngozumpa Glacier on a rocky trail which offers imposing views of Kantega to the south and Cho Oyu to the north. Each mountain has its individual character and presence, and you can understand why mountain people have such spiritual significance. We unwaveringly ascend down and pass the first of the lakes, Logponga, before reaching an even larger lake named, Taoche lake. In Taoche lake you will see ducks swimming in the freezing water during their migrations to and from Tibet. The trail then parallels the Ngozumpa Glacier and into the Gokyo Village. Average trekking time is 5 to 6 hours.

Day 16: Trek to Gokyo - Ri and back to Gokyo [4,750 m] - (B/L/D): Today we climb up the Gokyo Ri (5,483m) for wonderful panoramic mountain view. From Gokyo Ri, you will witness some of the outstanding views of Gokyo valley, the huge Ngozumpa glacier and an unbelievable sweeping view of the entire Khumbu Himalayas, including the gigantic Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. We return back to Gokyo for the overnight stay after we spend some time in Gokyo Ri. O/N in Lodge. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

Day 17: Trek to Thangna [4,700m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast at the hotel we trek on the same trail till Lonpongo, from where we change our way towards Thangna , a village at the foot of the Cho La Pass. There are great views today of Cho Oyu and Cholatse. Always keep an eye open for Himalayan thar during the trek on this day. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

Day 18: Trek to Cross Dzongla [4,843 m] via Cho La Pass [5,420 m]- (B/L/D): We will start extremely early in the morning around 4 or 5 am to escape the strong wind at the top of Cho La Pass during the day. Depending on the snow condition it will take around 3 to 4 hours to reach the top of the pass. We will spend some time capturing the natural beauty from the top of the mighty Cho La pass. The views of the peaks are excellent all day and once at the saddle of the pass, the glaciers and immediate peaks seem to hover over us. After successfully passing the Cho La pass we gradually descend down to the village at Dzongla for overnight stay, right beside the north face of Cholatse from where Ama Dablam looks just incredible. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

Day 19: Trek to Lobuche at [4,955 m] - (B/L/D): After a freezing cold night the morning sun releases the picturesque panorama of dazzling peaks. We begin our trek after your breakfast heading high above the flanks of Awi Peak and carry on towards Cholatse Lake. Behind the Lake, Chola Glacier flows straight from a saddle between the cliffs of Cholatse and Taweche which is a rough and beautiful treat to ones eye. While we trek uphill, Nuptse (7,745m) unfolds before us rising above the Khumbu Glacier. We head further till we join the Everest Base Camp trekking route through Thyangboche. You will see the increase in numbers in trekkers once we join the trail. The successful 1953 British Expedition to Everest thought of this place as a warm and pleasant rest point.The hill above the settlement affords fine sunset views of Nuptse. Overnight at Lobuche. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

Day 20: Trek to Gorak Shep [5,288 m] Everest Base Camp [5,360 m]- (B/L/D): The day begins with a demanding walk along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Everest Base Camp via GorakShep. We spend some time in Everest Base Camp witnessing the 360-degree mountain views and also the closest view of Everest one can get without any montaineering gear. The view of Khumbu icefall is thrilling. We return back to Gorakshep for overnight stay. This spectacular village is surround by beautiful mountains including Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Nuptse (7,745m) and of course Everest (8,850m). Average trekking time is 8 to 9 hours.

Day 21: Trek to Kalapattar, Back to Pheriche [4,365 m]- (B/L/D): After your breakfast at the hotel we start the most difficult day of our trek yet the most rewarding one. A tough uphill climb to the famous Kala Patthar, a small peak at an elevation of 5,545 m offers you the most magnificent mountain panorama : Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29,028ft (8,848 m), towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We then descend to Pheriche for overnight stay. Average trekking time is 8-9 hours.

Day 22: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m] - (B/L/D): The trail today is a descend to Namchhe Bazaar. On our way we will visit the oldest monastery of this region in Pangboche and another important one in Thyangboche. These monasteries hold great value in Sherpa culture. We enter Namche Bazaar via Devoche, Phunki Tenga, Sanasa. In the evening we explore around Namchhe Bazaar. Average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours.

Day 23: Trek to Lukla [2,652 m] - (B/L/D): This will be our last day near the mountain. We will retrace our steps back to Lukla on the same track we used before. We walk through dense forests and terraced wheat and potatoes fields to exit out of the Sagarmatha National Park. We walk up the Dudh Koshi River valley to enter the village of Lukla for our overnight stay. Average trekking time is 6-7 hours.

Day 24: Fly Back to Kathmandu [1330 m] - (B): Saying final goodbye to our supporting crew members who will stay in Lukla, we fly to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This day also acts as a buffer day in case of any flight cancellation due to bad weather conditions.

Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu [1330 m] - (B): This is a leisure day in Kathmandu. You can visit the shops around Thamel for any last minute shopping. However, there are many other UNESCO world heritage sites like Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and many other tourists attractions near Kathmandu valley which you can visit. We are always ready to offer you suggestions.

Day 26: Fly back home [1330 m] - (B): A representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will drop you to the airport according to your flight time. Return back home with lots of good memories.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Transfers by private car on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an entrance fee.
  • Trekking Duffle Bag.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Accommodation in simple Tea house (mountain lodge) while trekking.
  • Kathmandu Jiri by Car and Lukla Kathmandu flight ticket with Airport Tax.
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance. (We Provide 01 Porter for 02 Pax).
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Everest Trekking Region map.
  • TIMS / National park /Conservation entry fees.
  • Government taxes.
  • Office services charge.

Trip Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance of any kind
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.

 

Weather information

We offer trekking in Nepal from mid-September to May. However within this period there are clear seasons in the weather. From early September the monsoon rains decrease. By mid-October through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 deg C at low altitude in October and nights can drop to below 0 deg C at higher altitudes.

Winter trekking, from December to February, offers cool to mild and clear days with often very cold nights. Daytime temperatures at low altitudes will be mild, around 20 deg C and at night may drop to 0 or as low as -10 deg C at the higher points. Occasionally winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m.

In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up occasionally bringing afternoon rainstorms. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March, with temperatures of up to 30 deg C and mild nights at low altitudes. The increase in rainfall in the hills is more than compensated for by the spectacular displays of rhododendrons and other wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions, as in April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common. This is a period that generally has clear weather at the higher altitudes and is traditionally a time when mountaineering expeditions commence their ascents.

The monsoon creates a rainy season in Nepal, which lasts from mid-June to mid-September. During this time the Nepal Himalaya is unsuitable for trekking, with the exception of a few remote valleys. We offer treks during this period in Low altitude Treks in the Nepal Himalaya, Tibet & India (Kulu, Ladakh).

The post-monsoon period: From early September the monsoon rain starts to decrease. By mid-October through to mid-December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 degrees Celsius at lower altitudes and decrease as you gain height. Over 3000 meters the daytime temperatures can vary as much as 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, and may be hotter or colder, depending on whether it is sunny or windy etc. At night at lower altitudes, temperatures do not normally drop much, although as you approach November it does get colder and the days shorter. Up high it can drop sharply at night, from 0 to minus 10 or 15 and more when camped on the ice or snow.

The pre-monsoon period:In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up bringing occasional afternoon rainstorms. Views of the mountains in the middle of the day and afternoon may often be obscured. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March with temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius and mild nights. At higher altitudes it is similar to the conditions of the post-monsoon period, however there is usually more snow, which has accumulated over the winter period. There are spectacular displays of rhododendrons and wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions ie April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common.

List of Clothing Equipments & Personal Effects

  • Lightweight Trekking (walking) (Waterproof) boots and spare laces. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
  • A pair of track shoes for evening and walk around campsite.
  • Warm Jackets (Fiber fill or down) down should be adequate.
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or ponchos (Get guaranteed Waterproof)
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
  • A pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • A tracksuit.
  • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
  • Few pairs of cotton T-shirts.
  • At least 1 lightweight long sleeved shirt is particularly to avoid sun born.
  • A woolen hat for morning and evening and Sun cap (Hat) during the day and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck..
  • A pair of gloves.
  • A pair of sandals to shower and campsite.
  • Few pair of thin and thick woolen socks.
  • Underwear: normal quantity and swimming costume.
  • Sleeping bags for night. (At least -20 Celsius)

Equipment and Accessories

  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gears while trekking. (We provide)
  • Daypack to carry personal day requirements. (25-30 Ltr) This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day
  • Water bottle.
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses.
  • 2-5 large plastic bags to separate clean and dirty clothes. Some small plastic bags for garbage.
  • Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • Wallet or money belt with compartment for coins.
  • Headlamp or torch light with spare batteries and bulbs.Candles or lighter to burn toilet paper and to lit on.
  • Snow gaiters essential during winter and High Altitude trekking.
  • Walking poles. (If you like to have).
  • Camera with spare batteries and films
  • Reading materials, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph
  • First aid kit with enough Personal medicine.

Physically prepare yourself

It is important that your body is adequately prepared for the physical challenges of trekking. It is thus important that you assess your own condition and train accordingly. In general, the fitter you are, the easier it will be for you to handle the rigors of the trek. A well-rounded training program would include strength training, aerobic cross training, and hiking (ideally at high altitude but not necessary).

Mentally prepare yourself

Mental preparation is often overlooked. You should always keep a positive state of mind, but not ignore the signals your body sends you. Your mental stamina will, without a doubt, make the most difficult parts of the trekachievable.

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Trekking in Nepal need not be considered risky affair as far as your health is concerned. Nevertheless, preventive measures such as a through medical checkup and inoculations before you start trekking can save you from unexpected hazards. Since the remote places of Nepal are not supplied with necessities that are essential for modern medical facilities and as the rescue and evacuation are measured in days, it is imperative to make a comprehensive first aid box consisting of basic drugs and accessories as part of the paraphernalia for trekking. Modern dentistry is unknown in the hill of Nepal so it is advised to have a checkup before departure from home. Tooth fillings; sometimes loosen in cold temperatures and high altitudes, so it is recommended to have them checked. Travelers are requested to bring medicine prescribed by their doctor at home. Common medicine for stomach problems, headache, and malaria is available in Kathmandu. Medicine is usually not available in remote areas. So necessary medicine is advisable to carry with you. Before going to Nepal, it is advised to get injections against typhoid, meningitis and hepatitis.

OVERCOMING ALTITUDE PROBLEM:
This is often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which is particularly a matter of important medical consideration while trekking in the Himalayas. Altitude Sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters. Early mountain sickness will manifest itself in headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue; etc can be encountered as initials of the sickness. The major information source on prevention and treatment of the sickness is Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) and Adventure Treks Nepal (P). Ltd. is the confide life member of it. We assure every trekker that all our guides have followed the training conducted by HRA with the understated information.

CAUSE/FACTOR OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS
1. Less Oxygen
2. Low Pressure i.e. Barometric Pressure
3. Rapid Ascent
4. Possible Dehydration
5. Hypothermia TYPE OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

  TYPES ALTITUDE SICKNESS
1. AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness
2. HAPE - High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
3. Hace - High Altitude Cerebral Edema

SYMPTOMS
1. (AMS) ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS
Mild symptom feels like hangover/not feeling good
a. Headache
b. Fatigue/Tiredness
c. Nausea
d. Shortness of breath
e. Loss of appetite
f. Sleep disturbance
g. Dizziness

2. (HAPE) HIGH ALTITUDE PULMONARY EDEMA (Water in lungs)
a. Increasing shortness of breath even at rest
b. Severe cough-dry/Productive
c. Very tired-Unusual fatigue while walking
d. High Pulse rate i.e. 110
e. Blueness of face, lips, finger nails that means inability to transport Oxygen into the blood

3. (HACE) HIGH ALTITUDE CEREBRAL EDEMA (Water in the head)
Severe symptoms of altitude sickness
a. Severe Headache
b. Vomiting
c. Walking like a drunk (Ataxia)
d. Mental confusion/Altered mental status
e. Irritable-Does not want to be bothered by other people
f. Unconsciousness or Coma
TEST - Tandem walking test, Heel to toe step fall off from the line.

DECISION MAKING
1. Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise.
2. If it is an altitude problem with mild symptoms, stay at the same altitude until the symptoms are completely gone. Take an Aspirin tablet, try to go up but listen to your body. If symptoms are worsening, go down.

PREVENTION
1. Acclimatization: - After a 1000m. Ascent, stay one more night for acclimatization.
2. Do not make RAPID ASCENT; don't go too fast too high.
3. No alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking.
4. Drink more fluid 3-4ltrs a day… clean, boiled or treated water/tea/coffee/soup/juice etc.
5. Do not carry heavy packs.
6. Climb higher sleep lower.
7. Do not travel alone.

TREATMENT
1. DESCENT is the best medicine; do not wait for the Helicopter.
2. Medicine:
a. Oxygen.
b. Diamox…for AMS 125mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated.
c. Nafedipine for HAPE
d. Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE
3. Hyperbolic Bag - Gammow Bag
4. Golden Rules
a. Awareness of ALTITUDE SICKNESS
b. If you have mild symptoms, do not go higher. Take Aspirin.
c. If you have worsening symptoms, go down.
d. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter.
5. IMPORTANT
a. Go up slowly.
b. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day)
c. Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.

Our advice: Drink 3-4ltr of water minimum a day, don't exhaust yourself so much and breathe deep and take rest more than usual.


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