The 7 Best Hiking Trips in Kathmandu

The 7 Best Hiking Trips in Kathmandu, Best Price

7 Best Hiking Trips 2023 from Kathmandu with most trusted local trek operator in Nepal affordable price. Multiple options of hikes with fixable transportation.

The Kathmandu city surrounded by 360 of the green mountain hills is capital and the largest city of Nepal. This ancient Kathmandu valley is one of the best for day exploration, hiking tours and some of personalized activities.
It is says the city of Temple and Pagodas where you can find every Conner of the city. Culturally, the Kathmandu city is very much rich because it has gain 7 world heritage (UNESCO) sites.

If you go just few miles beyond from the Kathmandu city, there are many more lovely, naturally and panoramic hills and rural villages where you can get the best view of the Nature.

The rolling hill of Kathmandu valley is such a natural wonders and that has gain best ranging of day hiking destination. Although there are only few people take hiking from Kathmandu which is naturally and less crowded.
The hiking trails and spot represent one of alternative refreshment places for the Kathmandu city people. The hiking trips offer some of mix adventure, opportunity to see the wildlife and breathtaking scenery of rural Himalayas. Hiking in the Nepal’s rolling hills always fresher and physically get lots of benefits for healthy living.

Those hiking in Kathmandu are relatively easy going, just a day walks and cheap. You don’t need to get lots of hiking experience, perpetration and its quick backpacking and go for day.

Here are the 7 best ranging day hiking tours in Kathmandu where most people go and hikes every day.

#Shivapuri Bagdwar Hike

Shivapuri hiking is one of most popular day hiking destination from Kathmandu among the hikers. The Shivapuri is one of second highest hill in the north side of Kathmandu city that name Shivapuri National Park. Rich of flora and fauna and it is one of very important protect park for drinking water sources for Kathmandu valley people. Bagdwar is the highest and beginning spring (Tiger spout) of Bagmati River is one of Holy River running through the middle of Kathmandu valley along the Pashupatinath Temple. The hill offer best view of Kathmandu city in the south and snowy Mountain View in the north. On the hike, if you follow the western route from Pani Muhan, great opportunity to explore the only nunnery Buddhist monastery (Nagi Gompa) above the hill.

Shivapuri Hiking Tour Orchid flower in Shivapuri Hiking Trail – Bagdwar area.

Essential info for Shivapuri Day Hike
Starting point: Pani Muhan northern Kathmandu
Ending point: Pani Muhan/Kopan monastery
Hiking distance: Approximately 14 KM
Highest elevation: 2700 meter/9500ft
Highlights: Forest, Mountain View, Flora and fauna and Monastery.
Best time: September to June

#Nagarkot Hill to Sankhu Hiking

Nagarkot is one of most popular northeastern hilltop near Kathmandu to see the best view of Sunrise, Sunset Himalayan View. The hill is about 40km far from Kathmandu that takes about 1.5 hours by drive. You can simply take a drive and get involve for hiking along the forest, rural villages and farms. The hiking trail from Nagarkot to Sankhu quite soft, mostly downhill and it present the best view of Kathmandu valley, Mountain range and the green paddy landscape of Himalayas. Nagarkot Hike is perfect for beginner and soft adventure lover.

Nagarkot Changunarayan Hike Mountain View from Nagarkot hiking

Essential info for Nagarkot Day Hike
Starting point: Nagarkot
Ending point: Sankhu/Changunarayan Temple
Hiking distance: Approximately 12 KM
Highest elevation: 2200 meter/7200ft
Highlights: Forest, Mountain View, Rural villages, Farms and City View.
Best time: All Year

#Dhulikhel to Panauti Hike via Namobuddha

The hiking from Duulikhel to Panauti is one of best experience of Himalayan foot-hills. The scenic hikes give you ultimate experience of Nepali rural lives from the rolling hills to hills. You will visit the famous Buddhist spot Namobuddha (The Buddhist school of Yoga and open museum of Buddhism). The hill surrounded by hills and monastery is one of best attraction and great chance to learn Buddhism and culture. Panauti is another historical city out of Kathmandu and it represents the 17th century culture of Newar and their tradition.

Namobuddha Panauti Hiking Namobuddha Monastery

Essential info for Dhulikhel Panauti Namobuddha Hiking
Starting point: Dhulikhel
Ending point: Panauti
Hiking distance: Approximately 16 KM
Highest elevation: 1900 meter/6700ft
Highlights: Forest, Mountain View, Buddhist Monastery, Oranges Farm and Heritage city architect
Best time: All Year

#Phulchowki Hill Hiking

Phulchoki is the highest hill in Kathmandu city that is over 2800 meter above the sea level. Mostly protect forest for wildlife and water resources. The hill located southwest form Kathmandu and within an hour drive you can reach to the hiking point. During the winter season the hill is covered by full of snow. To see the best view of Kathmandu and beyond mid-hills, panoramic view of Himalayas and with Mt. Everest and the greenery, many people hike to there.

Phulchoki Day Hiking Best day hiking in Phulchoki from Kathmandu

Essential info for Phulchoki Day Hike
Starting point: Godawari
Ending point: Godawari
Hiking distance: Approximately 18 KM
Highest elevation: 2790 meter/10500ft
Highlights: Forest, Mountain View, Flora and fauna and Monastery.
Best time: All year

#Chandragiri to Champawati Hiking

Chandragiri Hill is one of top attraction of Kathmandu located in the southwest side. The hill is perfect to see the Kathmandu city with the mountain and the foot-hills of Himalayas. You can take a short drive then take a Cable car ride to the top of Chandarigiri Hill. The hill offer Nepals best resorts and some of adventure activities. From there you can hike down to Kirtipur either Chitlang villages around and back to Kathmandu.

Chandragiri Day Hiking Chandragiri Hills Day Hiking

Essential info for Champawati Chandragiri Day hike

Starting/Ending point: Chandragiri Cable Car
Hiking distance: Approximately 14 KM
Highest elevation: 2550 meter/8000ft
Highlights: Forest, Mountain View, Flora and fauna and Monastery, Temple and Villages.
Best time: All Year

#Nagarjung Forest Jamacho Hike

Nagarjun Forest is one of nearest hiking destination from Kathmandu city. Within 10 minutes drive you can reach the Shivapuri National Park entry point and climb this hill within few hours to the top. The hiking trail goes along the forest to the highest point 2600 meter Jamacho. The hill offer 360 degree best view of rolling hills and the Himalayas scenery beyond. While you are hiking on the Jamacho hill, you will have great experience of hiking and wildlife.

Nagarjun Jamacho Day Hike View from Nagarjun Hill Jamacho Gompa

Essential info for Nagarjun Jamacho Day hike

Starting point: Phulbari Gate
Ending point: Near Syambhu Temple/Phulbari
Hiking distance: Approximately 15 KM
Highest elevation: 2120 meter/7000ft
Highlights: Forest, Mountain View, Flora and fauna and Monastery.
Best time: September to June

#Kakani Day Hiking

Kakani is one of popular village and hill top attached to Shivapuri National Park in the northwest of Kathmandu city. The hill is named by Tamang people and well-known for Mountain View, organic product, strawberry farm and trout fish. Kakani is also popular for Radish farm too. Nepal Scout training camp, Royal Thai memorial park (Thai airline crash body cemetery), Basanti Durbar – an heritage palace, some of colorful Buddhist stuppa and the scenic view of Himalayas foothill top places to see. Kakani Hill is 22km faraway from Kathmandu takes only 1 hour by derive. Hike around Kakani and to the Shivapuri National Park is one of best walking experience.

Kakani day Hiking

Essential info for Kakani Shivapuri Day Hike
Starting point: Kathmandu
Ending point: Tokha/Tarekashwor/Kakani
Hiking distance: Approximately 16 KM
Highest elevation: 2600 meter/9500ft
Highlights: Forest, Mountain View, Flora and fauna and Monastery, Park, Farms and City.
Best time: September to June

Conclusion of the Day hiking in Kathmandu:

However, Kathmandu valley is surrounded by rolling hills, forest, rural villages. There are much more viewpoints attractions where people can go by hike. Those recommended hiking trips are only the best ranging hikes according to the Nepal Tourism data. Although, every corner of Kathmandu is very interesting, beautiful and best way to explore on foots. So, you can consider the trek, hike either drive. Some of the hiking routes are easy; some off them are moderates and some of long distance and a bit challenging. But, every day hike you will enjoy and get the best experience.

The 7 Best Mount Everest Treks

The 7 Best Mount Everest Treks

Surrounded by the most iconic mountains of the world including the greatest Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park in the Everest region offers the marvelous treks of all time. All three Valleys of this region give the opportunity to explore equally impressive sceneries, Giant snow-capped mountain peaks and the beautiful villages. Experiencing the challenges of the routes, a mix of deeply cultural and spiritual beliefs and the beauty of the wilderness far from the crowded city area would definitely be a life-changing trek to be relieved forever.

“When everything feels like an uphill struggle, think about the view from the top.” To experience a majestic and awe-inspiring view of the tallest mountains is surely the bucket list wish of most trekkers. The list below is such seven best trek routes in the Everest region which is worth experiencing once in a lifetime.

Top highlights of Everest Region Treks:

  • Surround with the tallest mountain in the world.
  • Stunning view of Mt. Everest from Base Camp to the top and other four 8000 meter mountain peaks.
  • World highest elevated UNESCO listed National Park. (Sagarmatha National Park) Experience the authentic villages, religious significant and mountain climbing culture.
  • The great 5000m+ three passes hiking experience and stunning scenery of Natural wonders.
  • Stay in Tengboche Monastery, the closest view of Mt. Everest and Panoramic View.
  • Best view point (Kala patthar and Gokyo Ri ) for sunrise-Sunset for Photography.

Best Time to go Everest Base Camp Trek

The best time to go Mt. Everest base camp and around very depend in your desire. If you are a climber, April and May is best time to climb Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Tso Oyu Mountain. For trekking and exploring around Everest from March to May and October to December is the best time. If you like to ride Helicopter to Everest base camp, much better in low season from February until June and September until November. Generally, those months, mountain weather is clearer and less chance to get heavy rain. The temperature is pretty cool and not much cold.

#1:Everest Base Camp Trek

Image Everest Base Camp Hike View of Mt. Everest Range and Khumbu Glacier

Exceptional breathtaking views of the world’s tallest mountain along with plenty of such mesmerizing sights on its way what Everest Base Trek offers. This trek is all about crossing majestic rivers hike through green hills and right to the heart of mountains and its majestic beauty. The trekkers can also visit Sherpa Village and Buddhist monasteries living the experience of rich and authentic culture.

ECB Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 12-17 days
Max Elevation: 5545 m
Difficulty: Moderate to Arduous
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Trekking Lodges
Preferred time: September-May

Being one of the most popular treks all over Nepal, it is always crowded with a lot of people exploring the beauty of this route. Though Everest cannot be seen from the base camp but with its masses of semi-permanent expedition tents the area resembles a festival-like ambience. The real reward of this trek is the Kala Pattar viewpoint which at dawn , before the clouds tumble in, offers a magical view of Lhotse,Nuptse,The Khumbu Icefall and standing tall behind them all ,Everest.

#2:Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake from Gokyo Ri Gokyo Lake and Valley from Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Lake Trek is a perfect trek for those who wish to explore a variety of views and fewer nights at very high altitude. This trek provides a lifetime experience to visit the eye-captivating sight of the sparkling, pristine blue and green waters of the Gokyo Lakes, Nepal’s most beautiful mountain scenery. The trek offers a wide range of spectacular scenery and sights of mountains along with the cultural and traditional ride.

Gokyo Lake Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 10-15 days
Max Elevation: 5357 m
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: Spring/May

Avoiding the heavy Everest crowds, the trekkers can enjoy the hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, climb Gokyo Ri for the best view of Mt. Everest and Khumbu Mountain range and trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung which is also the home to ‘real’ yeti skulls. The major attraction of the trek is standing at the shores of a chain of six turquoise, glacial-fed lakes in the 5000 meter altitude, Stunning view of Tallest mountain peaks and live hood of Sherpa people.

#3:Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Gokyo Chola Pass Trek Mt. Ama Dablam view from Chola Pass Trek

Chola Pass Trek is an adventurous trek into the Khumbu region which combines the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Valley and high Chola pass. This trek is a limitless experience of mind-blowing views including Mount Everest, Mount Pumori , Mount Amadablam , Mount Cho Oyu and many such high mountains.

Chola Pass Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 12-16 days
Max Elevation: 5545 m
Difficulty: Challenging
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: Spring/May

The main attraction of this trek is a different view of Mount Everest and other tall mountains of the Khumbu region and Gokyo Ri from two or more view points at the same time. The off-the-beaten trails, sacred lakes of Gokyo valley, glaciers and such stunning routes make this trek worth for a trekker.

#4:Everest Three Passes Trek

Everest Three Passes Trek Everest High Passes trek near Everest Base Camp

The three passes trek is one of the most surreal and challenging trek experiences which offer a complete circuit around the entire Everest region. As suggested by the name, the trek crosses three top passes over the 5000 meters, the Kongma La, Cho La and the Renjo La each having amazing scenery and view.

Everest Three Pass Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 15-22 days
Max Elevation: 5545 m
Difficulty: Very Challenging
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: Spring/May

Leaving behind all the crowds of Everest base camp, this trek highlights both the majestic mountain views and the rich local Sherpa culture and combines the complete journey into a beautiful lifelong memory.

#5:Island Peak Climb

Island Peak Summit View Arial View from the top of Island Peak Climb

Island Peak Expedition is a complete package of a challenging but not too technical climb to a spectacular Island Peak. Probably Imja peak is Nepals most beautiful snowy summit for climb. The trek can be an ideal option for the trekkers who want to explore the ultimate Himalayan trekking and mountaineering expedition. It combines the classic expedition of the Everest Base Camp trek with the glorious view of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Makalu and such majestic giant peaks and Imja Valley glacier.

Island Peak Climb Fact

Trek Duration: 15-20 days
Max Elevation: 6158 m
Difficulty: Demanding to Challenging
Start/End: Lukla
Climbing curating: Days summit climb
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: Spring

Locally known by the name Imja Tse,Island Peak Trek is a perfect first climb for experienced as well as novice mountain climber as it requires minimum climbing skills. The trek passes through wilder trails of Khumbu Valley to the traditional high-Himalayan Sherpa culture in the towns of Khumbu region.

#6:Everest View Trek

Everest Panorama Trek Namche Bazaar from Syangboche Airport and Mt. Kangde View

Everest View Trek is an exceptional mini trek which features a wide range of remarkable Himalayan beauty fused with unique cultural encounters of the local inhabitants of the region. Enduring through the rich vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park pine forests and majestic wildlife to a lively market junction of Namche Bazaar, trekkers can experience a lifetime experience.

Everest View Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 7-10 days
Max Elevation: 3860 m
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: Spring/Autumn

This trek can be mostly preferred by those who are not willing to walk all the way to the base camp and escaping the high altitude yet but still dream of having a closer view of Mount Everest and many such snow-capped mountains rising above the clouds.

#7:Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Tengboche Ama Dablam Trek Hillary Bridge before Namche in Ama Dablam Trek

Ama Dablam translates to Mother’s Necklace. The mesmerizing view of Mt. Ama Dablam from Tengboche seems to be an arm of a mother protecting her child on the sides. The trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp is a exotic and thrilling walk through the wild beauty of rhododendron forest to the heart of Sherpa land experiencing the local and raw Sherpa culture.

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Fact

Trek Duration: 8-10 days
Max Elevation: 4750 m
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Start/End: Lukla
Accommodation: Tea house
Preferred time: March/November

This trek is a roller-coaster ride of the traditional lifestyle of highlander, religious practices of the locals to the panoramic view of eye-captivation sceneries and sensational high peaks. Those who desire to have an extraordinary encounter in terms of adventure and culture exploration will rejoice at every step in this trek to Ama Dablam.

Conclusion of the Everest Trek

However, Everest region is one of top rated trekking routs in the world where you will get experience of high mountains walks, best view of Mt. Everest and other tallest mountain range, some of cultural experience for lifetime. We recommend you great packing list, preparation and take a guide and porter for this trek. The weather fact and altitude sickness is another great fact of this EBC Hike while you in there.

10 Best Treks Activities in Nepal 2023-2024

10 best Nepal treks and adventure activities for 2023-2024

A trek of Nepal will entice you with breathtaking mountains, pure natural remote lands and villages and friendly Nepali people. The capital city of Kathmandu is home of a living goddess and an open museum of arts, city of wood carving and the legendary of historical palaces. Where the Buddhist and Hindu culture rests peacefully.
Multisport adventure tours will give you the chance to trek, bike, wildlife safari, mountain climb, yoga and sunrise Himalaya tours your way through the striking countryside.

The Nepalese cuisine is deserve and unique, and some of tours focus exclusively on the taste of Nepal. In the idyllic regions around Namche Bazaar and Manang – Samagoan, relaxing lake side in Pohara and Chitwan Safari Parks will put your mind at ease and offer amazing snorkeling through vibrant sunrise hills like Nagarkot, Sarangkot and Kakani. The historical street ‘Freek Street, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan City and , Buddhist temple of Kathmandu Boudhanath and the Everest Base Camp –Kalapatthar are Nepal footprint Staff favorites.

Best treks in Nepal for 2022 Manaslu Larkya La Pass

In the hearth of south East Asia, Nepal is home to top Himalayas, distinct cultures and unique opportunities to get to know the Himalayan traditions, flavors and customs by exploring sites such as Mount Everest, Chitwan National Park, Lumbini, Kathmandu heritage city and the mystical hidden valleys of rural Himalayas heritage.

Lets travel to Nepal not only for tours but also there are many adventure treks including Annapurna Circuit and Mt. Kanchenjunga either Upper Dolpo ‘little Tibet of Nepal’ for your suite.

Here are the top 10 Best treks of Nepal for 2023 and 2024 which is recommended for every Nepal adventures.

Everest Base Camp Trek and Yoga
Mount Everest is always top destination for the trekkers to reach the Everest Base Camp on foot from Lukla after the Kathmandu to Lukla flight. You can combine the Himalayan yoga course in the EBC hike inducing Kalapatthar View point and Namche Bazaar. This 16 days adventure trip is must do trip in Nepal in 2022.

Annapurna Circuit and Kathmandu Tour
Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of classic circle trek along the famous throng la lass, Now a days Annapurna trek can be compress from 9 to 21 days including Poon Hill and Jomsom Muktinath in Mustang. Annapurna Circuit hike is trekkers choice adventure in Nepal for all level and age adventures. The Annapurna trek begin from the tour of Kathmandu city.

Manaslu Trek and Nepali Food
Manaslu Trek is under go trekking that represent an wilderness and offbeat hike in the remote in Nepal on the lap of Mt. Manaslu. This trek is opened from 1992 for the trekkers with Nepal government special permit. Now a days trekkers can go this trek simply the best with Special permit and a guide and MCAP and ACAP entry ticket. Manaslu Round trek is popular for delicious Nepali meal Dal Bhat and Organic local meals. The Mt. Manaslu circuit trek can compress from 13 to 18 days from Kathmandu.

Langtang Helambu Culture Hike
Langtang Helambu trek is one of Nepal’s popular trekking destination, that display ingenious Tamang community culture and breathtaking scenery of Himalayas, Ice lakes and Holy lakes on the Himalayas.

Gokyo Chola Pass and Namche Bazaar
Gokyo Cho-La pass trek is most challenging hikes in Everest area that reach to best view point of Gokyo Ri via Namche Bazaar. Because of scenic view of Mt. Everest and Gokyo Lake with glacial valley, Panoramic view of Khumbu Himalayas including four 8000 meter mountains: Mt. Tso Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Manaku is the only view point that you never have in other treks of Nepal.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Mt. Kanchanjunga trek is one of remote and wildest trek in Nepal that lead up to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The trek is one of mixing adventure from the low altitude to high altitude traverse and the less tourist trek in Nepal.

Upper Mustang and Fewa Lake
Upper mustang is Nepal’s forbidden kingdom and mysterious land in the Himalayan rain shadow. Trek or cycling or Jeep tour to Kingdom of Mustang, still you need very special and expensive trek permits from the Government of Nepal through registered trek agency with guide. Probably Upper mustang is one of most expensive entry place for trekkers. But, the expensive permit it worth when you visit the ancient Buddhist temples, and dramatic landscapes that make every trekkers so crazy. Pokhara is another prime place for tourist where tourist can hangover and relaxing around the Fewa lake side, Pagarliding from Sarangkot hill top and hiking to Peace stuppa for the scenic Himalayan beauty.

Kathmandu Valley trek and Limbini
Kathmandu valley is huge crowded city of Nepal Capital, You can trek around the green hills of Kathmandu from Kakani hill to Dhulikhel via Famous sunrise point Nagarkot. The trek goes through the Shivapuri National Park, where the leopard cross in the city sometime. Kathmandu trekking is one of best for short time tourist and beginners to see the panoramic view of Kathmandu city and Mountain. You can combine this trek with famous Historical place of Lord Buddha Birth place Lumbini by talking a domestic flight either an land transport. This trip another popular trips for Nepal visitors.

Mardi Himal and Chitwan Safari
Mardi Himal Trek is Newly identify but so much popular short trek in Nepal in the corner of Mt. Annapurna. The trek is known as Machhepuchre and fishtail trek as well. The trek can be done with in 5 to 7 days from Pokhara and you can connect to Asia’s primer Safari in Chitwan National Park. Where you can see one horn rhinos and royal banal tigers on dens forest by jeep safari. Nepal Footprint stop Elephant safari since 2015. But you can visit elephant breeding center and crocodile farm.

Everest trek and Island Peak Climb
Nepal is not only popular for trekking but also for mountain climbing adventure as well. You can have both of experience while you are in Nepal. Hiking and climbing activity is another most popular trips for 2022 in Nepal. You can trek up to Everest Base Camp and get experience of 6000 meter mountain climb with all inclusive package. That can be extra things to do in Nepal for visitors.

Plan How to go Everest Base Camp Trek

How to plan and go Everest Base Camp Trek in 2021 and 22, the ultimate guide for travelers, trek route, cost, accommodation, packing list and wonders of Everest Trek

Trekking to Everest base camp is a heart beating and joyful adventure journey for everyone in the lifetime. The (121 kilometre or 80 miles long trek to and from Lukla) trek through the harmonies Sherpa villages, tranquil riverbanks, spin the prayer wheels in the Buddhist monastery and the scenic view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, a story about yeti and yaks, and more. The trek becomes awesome and it ranked top 4th trek in the world by lonely planet 2020 edition.

It is always the questions for everyone on how to plan and prepare for Everest Base Camp trek from home and how to reach safely there and return back? Not only that but also there are lots of much better things we can consider for Mount Everest Trek. The trekking plan, choosing the trekking route to Everest base camp, best season, ideal packing list for the Everest trek and logistic support, food, accommodation, trek safety, and the sickness of high altitude is always very important for a successful trek to Everest.

Classic and alternative trek routes to Everest Base Camp

The classic and popular travel routes to Everest Base Camp begin from flight to Lukla to Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche Monastery, Dingboche to Lobuche, and Everest Base Camp with the Kalapatthar viewpoint. Return via Phariche that takes about 12 days trek +3 days before and after the trek in Kathmandu. Who likes to visit only Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar they chose this classic route which was followed by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary to get the summit of Mt. Everest. Among the travelers, this route is most popular these days.

Although, there are some alternative trekking routes to connect the Everest Base Camp, which required more days trek. The route is picturesque, more adventures, and joyful.  You can reach to EBC by crossing three high passes in the Everest reason. The trek covers most of the highlight in the Khumbu region and offers the pristine view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Tso Oyu, and other snowy peaks of Khumbu Valley. While in trekking, you will learn the Buddhist culture by visiting some of the famous Buddhist Monastery and ruins the prayer flags on the passes, to know the story of Sherpas and thin air mountain ecology. The three passes (Chola Pass – 5400 meters, Kongmala Pass – 5171 meters, and Renjo La pass – 5360 meters) trek goes through Gokyo Lake and Island Peak Base Camp and Thame Village. Hiking to Gokyo Ri is one of the best movements to see the Everest Panoramic view. For this trek, you need at least 20 to 22 days from Kathmandu.

If you are a classic trekker and have less time for the trek to Everest Base Camp, the Chola Pass trekking is perfect mixing for you. You need 16 to 18 days for Gokyo Chola Pass trek to EBC and return via Tyangboche Monastery to Lukla.  In the trek, you will have three different views of Mt. Everest which is simply the best.  Gokyo Ri is a great viewpoint to see the Mt. Everest and more mountain view including the Torques lakes view.  Have adventure experience while you are crossing the Cho La pass and the most scenic view of Mt. Everest you can see from Kalapatther with the hiking trip to Everest Base Camp.

Ride Helicopter from Everest Base Camp

Some trekkers walk all the way up to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar for a better view and avoid trek down to Lukla. They choose alternative options for return Kathmandu which is Helicopter. There are a number of helicopter charter flight services to Kathmandu by paying extra costs. If you want to have high altitude chopper flight that can be worth it and it is an amazing mountain flight to see the nearest view of Himalayas.

Best time for Everest Trek

Geographically, Nepal has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. February to May months are pre-monsoon and from September to December, post-monsoon, those months are the best time for trekking to Everest Base Camp. But, the trekking season offers its own excitement and atmosphere for trekkers, if you want to trek to Everest Base Camp in winter that will be a personal achievement and you will have to revise your packing list and consider the cold temperature.

Standard Cost of Mt. Everest Trekking

There are many reasons and facts about the cost for Everest Base Camp Trek when we check out on the internet, we find so many different costs for a similar trek to Everest.  It’s very depending on their service, trek duration, accommodation option, and guiding option. Some of the agency they offer international and native-speaking guides and extra services on the trek. They cost you more and some of them offer only guiding service and logistic services that cost less. Overall, the standard cost for a trek to Everest Base Camp from Kathmandu for 16 Days 1350 US$ per person. This cost generally including hotel, logistic flight, guide, trek permit, and local catering services are included for you. If you consider the cost for the trek there will be different options, you can talk directly with your agent for in detail. Anyway, this cost is included a 3 or 4-night standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast, and all the logistics and transfer ar include.

Trekking permit and an entry ticket for Everest Base Camp Trek

TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park entry tickets are required for Everest Trek.  That cost 20 and 30 US$ per entry per person. A Khumbu Area (Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipalities) tax also required for this trek. You can get this ticket by paying 18 US$ (2000 Nepalese rupees ) in Lukla.

Himalayan Wonders during Everest Base Camp Trek

Mount Everest itself a Himalayan wonder for the wanderer. Although in the EBC hiking route, there are many more highlights and impressions for you. Some of the wonders of Everest Trek I have mentioned below.

Mt. Everest: The roof of the world and the tallest snowy summit in the earth.

Sherpa Villages – The highland settlement for the Himalayan people who are known as Sherpa People.

Hillary Bridge – The suspension bridge in the route of Everest Base Camp Trek between Lukla to Namche, to crossing the Dudhkoshi river which is contributed by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Tyangboche Monastery – Highest elevated and the grand Buddhist Temple in Tyangboche at 3800-meter elevation. Where people can capture the best Sunset view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam with Mt. Lhotse with the Khumbu valley.

Nangakrasthang Peak 4980m: The peak stand above the Dingboche village. Where you can observe the best view of Khumbu valley and Snowy Himalayas peaks with Glacial Valley.

Kala Patthar – Is the top hill to see the best and nearest view of Mt. Everest, Khumbu Ice-fall, and Glacier with Snowy peaks.

Khumbu Ice-fall and Glacier: Everest expedition beginning point and the danger zone for climbing to Mt. Everest. People say its death zone for the climber.

Everest View Syangboche – Everest view is a luxury star Hotel Name above 3800 meters to see the Best view of Mt. Everest and Himalayas.

Imja Valley: Over melted glacier valley from Imj-Tse Lake. A glacier lake below the Island Peak is expanding every day due to global warming.

Yeti Head in Khumjung Village – One of the most highlights of the Khumbu region. Local Sherpa still believes in Yeti. Legend says, they found yeti and still viewable Yeti head which is safe in Khumjung Monastery.

Tibetan Butter Tea – One of the favorites and popular hot drinks of the Sherpa community. It is a tea made by salt, butter, hot water, and Tibetan tea. The best hot drink offered everywhere locally.

Sherpa Potato Bread – delicious bread made by fresh potatoes, mixing with local herbs and garlic, eat with salty yogurt.

Lavazza Coffee at 5000 meter – New trending hot drinks you will get everywhere in the Everest Base Camp Trek route. That can be an amazing movement to drink an organic beans Latte in 5000 meters.

German Bakery – You can test delicious German bakery en route which is almost locally made by people.

Sagarmatha National Park – Mt. Everest located inside the Sagarmatha National Park. Is one of the Nature UNESCO sites. While you are on Everest trek you travel Natural wonder and Himalayan wonders.

Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar – Probably the crowded and largest Sherpa population village in the world, who are extremely famous for the Himalayas and climb for Everest. The museum offers a total life story of mountain people and the story of Himalayan climbing and Expedition.

The best guide for Everest Base Camp Trek

Everyone claiming they are best and provides the best and experienced guide for Everest Base Camp Trek. You can get in touch with your guide before the trek in Kathmandu, that is much better. You have an idea about your Everest Trek guide and his speaking ability, general bits of knowledge, and his experience about the trek. The guide has a big role to complete a successful Everest Base Camp trek always. So, after arriving in Kathmandu, you can talk with your agent about the guide and have some discussion about the EBC trek.

Accommodation and food in Everest Trek

From 1965, the trek organized through camping and supported by many more crew members which were more expensive. Time and generation are going to change everywhere. Nowadays, an Everest Base Camp Trek you can join easily tea-house (Lodge to lodge) stay. There are plenty of standard and comfort lodges established by Everest climbers and their families. Offer simple service and minimum facilities in the standard. Clean beads, private rooms, hot shower, clean bathroom, and fresh cooked delicious meal offer by locally train cooks. Even, they suggest something special and suitable meals for high altitude. You can order varieties of western standard food from the many which are ever more tasty and delicious then home.

Altitude Sickness Risk (ASR) in Everest Trek

The Khumbu valley located in the route of Everest Base Camp trek is one of the highest altitude level journeys in the world. The trek route approached 5545 meters above the sea level. Basically, starting at 1300 at Kathmandu Airport and approaching a high point at 5545m. Kalapatthar, the entire trek arises in the two altitude regions.   Above 3000m, there can be some symptoms of high altitude while you are in Namche bazaar and above. There is no concern about how to fit you are either strong or physically good. Anyone and anywhere can get these symptoms while you are on Everest Trek.  Although, if you are doing daily physical exercises, some of the low altitude hiking, using standard gears, controlling the food balance, and lots of liquids drinks (non-alcoholic), that helps lots to avoid Altitude sickness while you are in high altitude area. There are lots of cool things you can do for prevention AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), the best practice is descending down and down.

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek

Different people suggested different packing lists for Everest Base Camp Trek. Which makes sometimes so much confusion for trekkers. The important things are very dependent on you. Water bottles and purifying tablets or water filters most not forget. Some people hike to EBC with their single layer as well and they finished the trek within 7 to 8 days. That might more risk for life and can be dangerous for you.  If you use general winter clothing and a good ankles support walking shoes, you can complete the trek. Prepare for 2 weeks few pears regular winter clothes sets, good sunglasses, a flashlight, some bathroom kits and hiking pole (Very recommended), some of the juicy candy, a good photography set, and a warm sleeping bag with liner can be very useful.  If you don’t have a sleeping bag the Everest trek company offer you from Kathmandu by paying a daily cost. Basic medicine (the company will provide) from home and a down jacket with some fleece gloves, raincoat for rain and small day rucksack with a duffel bag (Provide by Trekking Operator) is enough for a successful trek to Everest Base Camp. Please note, flight to Lukla there is a weight limit, and only 15kg per person allowed if your pack is overweight for flight to Lukla, you may need to leave your baggage in Kathmandu.

Communication during the Everest Base Camp Trek

Mobiles, local V-sat telephones, and internet WIFI service are available oh this trek from Lukla to Kalapatthar. You can connect WI-FI service by paying per hour service either by recharging a WIFI dard. If you bought Ncell and NTC sim card you can load the data for Wifi connection which is much cheaper then using local Wifi.

Conclusion – Everest Base Camp

Whatever, Everest base camp is one of beautiful, breathtaking, and scenarios trek for every adventure lovers.  It is a great opportunity to see Mt. Everest from the nearest viewpoint in your eyes’ memory. The journey is not only the adventure trek but also a lifetime experience of mountain culture, natural beauties, and psychical fitness for you and your body.

Langtang Himal Trekking


‘cultural and scenic adventure in the shade of awesome mountain panorama near by Kathmandu – Langtang Trek’


Langtang Himal trekking leads you to the closet Himalayan range from the capital Kathmandu at a mere distance of approx: 32 k.m straight north direction as the crow fly, which forms a barrier between Nepal and Tibet.

Langtang Himal Trekking will certainly delights you with its awesome mountain panorama on daily walks within its green rolling green hills covered in dense forest of tall rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), magnolia, pines, oaks and fir tree lines.

The thick forest includes species of bamboos which makes an excellent habitat of rare and elusive endangered Red Panda, which looks more like a raccoon sometime spotted on walks around Langtang Himal Trekking.

Besides Red Panda other wild-life and different species of birds can be seen as per season wise, the spring time is vivid around hills and valley, when wild-flowers are in blooming times specially rhododendron flowers from its tall trees to bushes known as azalea, with other pretty flowers from ground to tree lines.

Truly a magical spot to be in the months of March to May when flowers are in season with great contrast of green hills to white snow-capped peaks, turning the whole areas into magical paradise.

Langtang Himal Trekking offers interested travelers with varied destinations from short walks of a week to two weeks or more depending upon your time and holiday duration in Nepal, where walks are of various grade moderate-adventurous to challenging.

The most popular walks of a week time is to Kyanjin within beautiful Langtang valley enclosed by series of high snow capped mountains, where Kyanjin a temporary settlement provides good accommodation in nice and cozy lodge for travelers, with rooms facing views of mountains and scenic landscapes.

Kyanjin located at the height of 3,749 m / 12,371 ft high, within magnificent Langtang valley earlier days known as Kyanjin Gompa (monastery), the Gompa is no longer exists it was an old small shrine or a chapel rather a monastery, stood near Langtang Lirung peak glacier, due to time withered the little monastery with movement of glaciers, avalanches and heavy snow.

Around Langtang Himal Trekking, where you will have ample to explore its small cheese processing factory, which was built in mid 1980’s with the help of Swiss Technical Assistance as the area abundant of Yaks and other domestic animals producing much milks for the cheese.

After a great time around Langtang Himal return journey with various route to choose either walks to Upper or Thulo Syabru to reach Dhunche or walk straight to Syabrubesi village on the road-head where drive takes you back at Kathmandu.

Before and After Earthquakes:

Langtang Himal area around Rasuwa district and other Nepal Mid-West and Mid-East was badly shaken by huge earthquakes of April 25th and May 12th 2015 of 7.8 Rector Scale destroyed much of its villages and trails, where more than 8,000 people lost their life in whole Nepal area hit by earthquakes.

Much of the earthquake brought huge avalanches around Langtang areas that swept much of its villages on route Kyanjin and as well at Kyanjin areas around Langtang Valley

If you are interested rebuilding the home of the poor affected people and with your kind support, more efficiently and effectively than Nepal Government, we welcome you with wide open arms.

After three years of destruction from the massive earthquakes, the area around Langtang Himal and other parts of Nepal are slowly returning back to normal life, building and repairing trails as well constructing new houses and schools.

At present Langtang Himal trekking areas once opened for trekkers and other visitors where you can witness the traces and remains of earthquake shattered areas.

We at Nepal Footprint strongly supported earthquakes victims saving life and helping to bring the villages on route to its original shape with charity funds and as volunteering in building houses and road-works.

Nepal Footprint encourage world-wide travelers to visit and promote Langtang Himal areas and its remote isolated villages, we highly appreciates your interest with help and support rebuilding and as well cooperating with us to make this beautiful country back into normal shape with smiles in villagers face.

Although much of the work rebuilding the houses around main villages near complete, but still lacks some support and help in local schools and remote areas around Langtang Himal.

Langtang Marathon:

Another interesting way to enjoy life and holiday adventure in Nepal is joining in our adventure sports taking part in Langtang Marathon. Marathon around Himalaya region is getting much popular where Everest and Annapurna Marathon been active since last past decades, Langtang Marathon is yet to get more attention. Where you can support in participating in this event which will help and support to bring the local villages of Langtang Himal dwindling economy, adding another chapter in Himalayan adventure sports promoting and joining in Langtang Marathon.

The right season for the long run during the month of April and May, when days are mostly fine with clear weather and mild temperatures around high hills of Langtang Himal area, during this time the sunlight hours are longer from early 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. which makes the run possible for slow runners to reach the end of the line.

The standard international marathon run is 42 k.m for Ultra Marathon more than 55 k.m with half marathon distance 21 k.m.

Running from Kyanjin at the height 3,749 m / 12,371 ft high will be a perfect spot starting from the beauty of high mountain views, and then running downhill with some ups to reach the required finishing stops either at Syabrubesi which is approx 38 k.m, but for specific right mileage required, where runners might have to some turn and crisscrossing from one area to another to complete the standard of 42 k.m.

Overall Views of Langtang Himal Trekking:

Langtang Himal Trekking one of the most beautiful and scenic country in whole Himalaya, where adventure blends with local colorful culture of Tamang people, the tribe of Langtang Himal region, spread throughout Nepal, much concentrated within Nepal Mid-West around Langtang region.

The Tamang people interwoven with Tibetan Buddhism known as Mayana ‘The Greater Wheel’ of Buddhism sects, besides its beautiful views of mountains and soaking in local culture where walks leads you into serene and enchanting woodland within Langtang National Park.

Everest Base Camp Trek – A Trekker’s Guide

Planning for Everest Base Camp Trek? our useful tips will help you making the trip successful and enjoyable on the lap of world’s highest mountain peak, Mt. Everest. Everest Base camp Trek is a life changing trip in Nepal that every trekkers dream to do once in their lifetime. We Nepal Footprint Holidays had operated Everest Base Camp Trek since its inception with the 99% success rate providing trekkers the best service.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Best Season

The spring and autumn months from March to May and September to November are the best season for Everest base camp trek. During this time, weather is moderate with clear mountain views, perfect trekking experience with glimpses of Sherpa villages, mountains and serene.

Everest Base Camp Trek Tips

1. Train Before you leave

Everest Base Camp Trekking is a challenging trip taking you to the altitude of 5545m (Kalapatthar) so you must have some practices of hiking up and down through the mountains at least. You need to be physically fit and have the excellent strength of 6-7 hours daily hiking. Train yourself walking up a hill or stair for 2-3 hours a day carrying at least 10 kg in a backpack, this will help you getting strength hiking through the Nepalese mountains.

2. Get prepared mentally

Being physically fit for walking up the hill or hiking through the mountains is one thing but if you are not mentally prepared, you can’t do it. Getting comfortable hiking, camping, sleeping on a sleeping bag, sharing bed and toilet, meeting with people and flying a dangerous Kathmandu Lukla aircraft is the big deal while you are going Everest Base camp Trek. For the successful trekking holidays, you must consider these things in your mind and do prepare accordingly.

3. Get the Right Gear

Whether you are hiring a porter or carrying yourself, it’s wise move to pack as light as possible. Light means, you should be careful what you really need during the trekking. In general bring 1 pair of hiking pants (plus a waterproof pair), 1 pair of shorts, 5 t-shirts, 2 base layers, 5 pieces of underwear, 3 woolen socks, 1 sweater, and 1 light waterproof jacket. Make sure the hiking boots you select are waterproof as well and offer good ankle protection, and bring along a pair of strapped sandals for wearing around the tea houses. You can buy or hire the trekking gears in Kathmandu. Some shopping you can do in Lukla also, but it could be little bit expensive than Kathmandu.

4. Best Season to Trek

For making the trip fun and memorable, you should care the time of traveling ie March to May and September to November are the best months for Everest Trekking. But during these seasons, the tea house, trekking routes, flights are busy. There will be crowd of trekkers along the path to Everest Base Camp. The EBC Trek can be done even in Monsoon and Winter too but it is a little bit risky than Spring and Autumn season.