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Mt. Nirekha (24 Days)

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Nirekha is in the Mahalangur Region, deep in the Himalayas, close to the Tibetan border and hidden among the well-known giants of Everest, Cho Oyu, and Cholatse.

 

Trip Facts:

  • Max Altitude6186M/20290FT
  • Trip Duration21 days
  • Trip GradeD
  • Lodging Tea House Lodge
  • Meals Included 20B, 16L, 16D
  • TransportationPlane/Private Vehicle
  • CommunicationRarely Available
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Best SeasonMarch-May Sept.-Nov.
  • Per Day Walk6-9 Hrs. (as your pace)
  • Room IncludedAs per itinerary

Nirekha peak is situated at Mahalangur region, and  this is one of the most interesting peak climbing among the trekking Peaks in Nepal. To reach the base camp, the trail leads through Yak pasture, on the way of Gokyo trek. The base camp is set up above the rocky meadows and moraine around 5140 meter. Further climb ascends on the rock and snow slopes to reach the top. The same path descends to base camp. From the summit of this Peak provides stunning views of Amadablam, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest..

Our most experience guide of the route is leading this trip as per above Fix departure schedule. If you like customized trip itinerary & services, please contact us.

This is a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating trip passing from the local villages of the lower hills to the Sherpas of the Everest region.

The mountain views are sensational including Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8511m), Makalu (8463m) and of course Mt. EVEREST (8,848m)

This trip would appeal to anyone who is looking for adventure technical climbing trip in a remote Everest region of Nepal. The route heads to Lukla, one of the main town in the region

We led this trip in previous years and have modified the itinerary based on our synergized experiences. We will be able to answer any questions you might have.

Cost includes: En country (Nepal) generally all major trip expenses such as welcome in airport and transfer to hotel, hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals with lodge and a guide during trip time, porters, climbing permits, Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu round trip domestic flight tickets for full package, for base camp and above services are limited …

 

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU (A) 

DAY 02: GUIDE INTRODUCTION, PACKING/PERMIT FINALIZATION (A,B)

DAY 03: FLY TO LUKLA, TREK TO CHUOMA (2,743m). 5-6 HRS. (A,B,L,D)

DAY 04: TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,445m). 6 HRS. (A,B,L,D)

DAY 05: TREK TO THAME (3,801m). 3-4 HRS. (A,B,L,D)

DAY 06: REST/ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN THAME (A,B,L,D) 

DAY 07: TREK FROM THAME TO LUNGDEN (14,272ft/4350m) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 08: TREK TO GOKYO (15,716ft/4790m) OVER RENJO LA (17,521ft/5340m)(7-8 HRS) (A,B,L,D) 

DAY 09: REST DAY IN GOKYO/ GOKYO RI (17,585ft/5,360m) (A,B,L,D) 

DAY 10: TREK TO DRAGNAK (CHOLA PHEDI) (15,420ft/4,750m). 2-3 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 11: TREK TO NIREKHA BASE CAMP  (A,B,L,D) 

DAY 11: RICH TO NIREKHA BASE CAMP  (A,B,L,D)

DAY 12: TREK TO HIGH CAMP (A,B,L,D)

DAY 13: SUMMIT (6169m) AND RETURN TO BC (A,B,L,D)

DAY 14: SPARE DAY (A,B,L,D)

DAY 15: CROSS CHO LA (17,777ft/5,420m) AND DESCEND TO DZONGLA(15,889ft/4843m) 8-9 HRS (A,B,L,D) 

DAY 16: TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3753m)  6-7 HRS. (A,B,L,D)

DAY 17: TREK TO CHUOMA (2,743m). 5-6 HRS. (A,B,L,D)

DAY 18: TREK TO LUKLA (2,880m). 6 -7 hrs. (A,B,L,D)

DAY 19: FLY TO KATHMANDU. (A,B)

DAY 20: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU. (A,B)

DAY 21: FLY BACK. (B)

(Abbreviation: A-Accommodation, B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

In the morning after breakfast at 9 AM, we host a Pre-Trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduced your trip Guide mean time and it will provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your trip and to introduce you to other participants. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. Please advise us if you will be arriving late and are therefore unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

In THE PRE-TRIP MEETING, All passengers MUST bring:

Day 1: Airport arrival, transfer to your hotel

Day 2:  Guide introduction, permit finalization

Day 3: Transfer to trip start point, trip start

Day 4-10: Trek and arrive BC, after lunch

Day 11-14: To BC, try Summit & back

Day 15-18: Back to trek ending point

Day 19: Fly back Kathmandu

Day 20: Spare day in Kathmandu

Day 21: fly out

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU (A) 

Airport representative of Apex Himalaya Trek will meet; well-come you with flower beat and transfer you by private vehicle to your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure to adjust to the culture shock of medieval Kathmandu, with its bustling bazaars interspersed with shrines and temples and interesting architecture. In the evening you can either eat in at your hotel or venture out to one of the many restaurants in Thamel. Overnight.

DAY 02: GUIDE INTRODUCTION, PACKING/PERMIT FINALIZATION (A,B)

DAY 03: FLY TO LUKLA, TREK TO CHUOMA (2,743m). 5-6 hours. (A,B,L,D)

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This is one of the most spectacular flights in the world. As you fly east, the snow line of the Himalayan range to the north, will be on your left, with the rugged foothills of Nepal immediately below and stretching away to the south on your right. Lukla is situated high above the river on a shelf at 2,800m, and arriving there is a one off experience because the runway is on a slope and there is a difference of almost 60 metres between its lower and upper ends which all makes for an interesting landing! On arrival you can have a cup of tea while your staff sort out your baggage. From the airstrip you will head north-west, through the village of Lukla and descend to the Dudh Khosi river at Phakding (2,652m). The path leads upstream along the valley, through areas of conifer trees and several more small villages. Another 2-3 hours walking will bring you to Chumoa, a small and picturesque village of about 25 houses located below Thamserku mountain (6,618m) at an altitude of about 9,301ft/2,835m and close to the entrance to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. Overnight lodge.

DAY 04: TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,445m). 6 hours. (A,B,L,D)

A principal benefit of walking as far as Chumoa on the first day is that you can walk up the steep hill to Namche when fit and fresh in the early morning. Shortly after leaving Chomoa you cross the Monjo Khola and continue to the park gates of the Sagarmartha National Park where you complete entry formalities. You then walk on alongside the river to arrive at the confluence of the Imja Drangka and the Nangpo Drangpo, which combine to form the Dudh Khosi. Crossing the river on a high bridge you start the steep climb to Namche. Near the halfway point up the hill, if the sky is clear, your first views of Everest and Lhotse come into sight. You then continue the climb, less steeply now, to Namche. Namche is the largest and most prosperous village in the Khumbu. Thamserku (6,618m) and Kwangde (6,224m) loom to the east and west and the sacred mountain Khumbila (5,707m) dominates the skyline to the north behind the village. The narrow streets at its centre are a mixture of traditional and modern, with Sherpa homes mingled with cafes, handicraft shops and shops selling or renting trekking and climbing equipment, foodstuffs and vegetables, tennis shoes and Tibetan boots. Don’t be surprised if, after the exertion of the climb and the rise in elevation, you feel a little tired and head-achey. You will feel better after a cup of tea and a rest. Overnight lodge. 

DAY 05: TREK TO THAME (3,801m). 3-4 hours. (A,B,L,D)

Today you head north-west, up the Nangpo Drangpo valley (Bhote Khosi). As you walk up the valley, up to your left you have fine views of Kwangde (6,343m) and the waterfalls cascading off its flanks. You continue high above the river, the Bhote Khosi, on a contouring trail through fine rhododendron forest. Watch out along here for colorful Impeyan Pheasant (the Nepalese national bird) and small deer. Just before the village of Thamo you cross a side valley (Kyajo Kola) and from there you can look back for fine views of Thamserku (6,648m) and Kusum Kangru (6,370m). You might choose to visit the little nunnery passed just as you leave the village. Leaving Thamo you continue up the valley, still staying high above the river before descending to cross the river near some Buddhist rock paintings. For the final part of the walk you climb alongside a small stream to arrive at the cultivated fields in front of Thame village. This is where Tenzing Norgay, the first Sherpa ever to climb Mt. Everest, lived for many years with his first wife. If you are still feeling energetic on arrival you could make the short climb (about 1 hour) to Thame monastery clinging to the cliff side above the village in a truly spectacular location. The monks here have a Mani Rimdu festival every year in the late spring. You climb to the top of the ridge above the village and then ascend left to the monastery. From the monastery terrace there are fantastic views back down the valley of the mountains beyond Namche. As you descend from the monastery it is worth while walking to the end of the ridge to look up the valley towards the Nangpa La, a pass to leading to Tibet and a principal trade route between Nepal and Tibet for many hundreds of years. Overnight lodge.

DAY 06: REST/ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN THAME (A,B,L,D) 

A chance to walk and explore further up the valley. This will provide much needed acclimatization. Overnight lodge.

DAY 07: TREK FROM THAME TO LUNGDEN (14,272ft/4350m) 5-6 hours (A,B,L,D) 

Today you leave the main trail, and enjoy the peace and relative solitude of this little trekked valley. You begin today’s walk uphill for about ¼ hr. You round a bend and see the attractive, moderately sized village of Tangmote. You descend to the village and pass a huge chorten as you continue along a very well-trodden, wide path. The trail is strewn with mani walls and a small chorten as you progress through the village. After about an hour you walk parallel to the village of Yellajung on the other side of the Bhote Koshi. The trail continues on a gentle, ascending path on the hillside above Bhote Koshi. After approx. 2hrs walking you come to the village of Tharngga at 13,100ft/4,000m. You will start to feel the altitude here. Tarngga comprises a sprawling collection of stone houses, and you have superb views of Kongde Ri as you look down the trail. A further 45 minutes or so on a gradually rising trail brings you to Marlung, 13,779ft/4200m, where you will probably stop for lunch. A rough, ascending, pebble-strewn path marked sporadically with red arrows, brings you in an hour to Lungden –14,271ft/4350m. Overnight lodge.

DAY 08: TREK TO GOKYO (15,716ft/4790m) OVER THE RENJO LA (17,521ft/5340m)(7-8 hours) (A,B,L,D) 

Today’s walk is challenging. You leave Lungden, and a fairly stiff climb for an hour or so brings you to a lake. You continue ascending for a couple of hours until you reach Black Lake and the col. Here you can see your objective, the Renjo La, and its prayer flags some 800ft/250m above. The trail is now very good – stone steps almost all the way to the pass. Itzig-zags across the hillside, and you will really feel the altitude here. It takes approx 5/6 hrs to reach the pass. The descent to Gokyo will take approx 3hrs, and the first part is often snow covered and moderately steep. It is marked with cairns. Eventuallythe path becomes a good trail which leads to the Dudh Pokhari Lake and Gokyo. Overnight lodge.

DAY 09: REST DAY IN GOKYO/ GOKYO RI (17,585ft/5,360m) (A,B,L,D) 

You can enjoy tremendous views from nearby Gokyo Ri. Unlike Kala Pattar from Lobuche where you have a long walk in to make the climb, the foot of Gokyo Ri lies just 5 minutes away from the lodges at Gokyo, across the stream that feeds the lake. A two to three-hour 'huff and puff' on a zig - zagging trail leads to the summit from where the views are well worth all the effort involved. There are good views of Everest (29,028ft/8,848m)which shows its summit and northern flank and Makalu (27,798ft/8,475m) is seen further to the east. To the north is Cho Oyu (26,741ft/8,153m) and all around snows, ice, glacial moraines and other giants can be seen. Below is the village of Gokyo, the picturesque Gokyo lakes and the debris littered surface of the huge Ngozumba Glacier. Descend to Gokyo for lunch. In the afternoon you may take a well-earned rest or take a walk further north beside the glacier towards the Gokyo Valley’s fourth and fifth lakes. Overnight lodge.

DAY 10: TREK TO DRAGNAK (CHOLA PHEDI) (15,420ft/4,750m). 2-3 hours (A,B,L,D)

DAY 11: TREK TO NIREKHA BASE CAMP  (A,B,L,D) 

From Gokyo you descend back down the valley the way you came a short way and then having passed the second lake you head east to climb the moraine of the Ngozumba Glacier. The crossing of the glacier is quite arduous; the path winds up and down and around through boulders and rubble and the trail changes from year to year as the glacier moves. You then continue to Dragnak. Overnight in lodge.

DAY 11: RICH TO NIREKHA BASE CAMP  (A,B,L,D)

DAY 12: TREK TO HIGH CAMP (A,B,L,D)

DAY 13: SUMMIT (6169m) AND RETURN TO BASE CAMP (A,B,L,D)

DAY 14: SPARE DAY (A,B,L,D)

DAY 15: CROSS CHO LA (17,777ft/5,420m) AND DESCEND TO DZONGLA(15,889ft/4843m) 8-9 hours (A,B,L,D) 

From Draknak you make a long ascent and cross a grassy saddle to descend a short way to Chyugima before starting the climb proper to the pass. The ascent is over steep scree, rocks and large boulders which can be very slippery and the going can be difficult in places depending on the conditions. The way becomes even steeper to reach the pass itself. The views when you reach the snow field at the top are stunning. Again care must betaken for the descent. The descent down the snowfield begins less steeply but then, following cairns which mark the way the route becomes more difficult as you descend over large rocks and boulders. The final descent down a long valley is more gradual and easier going to arrive at your stopping place for the night at Dzongla. Overnight lodge.

DAY 16: TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3753m)  6-7 hours. (A,B,L,D) 

You descend gradually all day to Pangboche the highest all year round settlement in the valley and then Tengboche. This is a pleasant walk with beautiful views of Amadablam and Taboche. Overnight lodge.

DAY 17: TREK TO CHUOMA (2,743m). 5-6 hours. (A,B,L,D)

From Tengboche the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Koshi River and the village of Phunki, where we cross the river, and up toward Namche Bazaar, winding high above the river with views north towards Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. You then descend into Namche before making the knee crunching descent back down to the valley. The warmer climate should offer a good opportunity to finally shed a layer or two. You will still have wonderful views, and the chance to relax in slightly warmer valley surroundings. Trek back down the Dudh Kosi valley for a short way past the checkpoint at Jorsale to 

CHUMA. Overnight lodge.

DAY 18: TREK TO LUKLA (2,880m). 6 -7 hrs. (A,B,L,D)

Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. There is something very special about the setting, the villages and the people of the high Khumbu hills and valleys and these memories will help you up the deceptively long, final climb into Lukla. The trail to Lukla follows the upward route as far as Chablung, and then turns off above the village of Chaunrikharka towards Lukla. There are signs beyond the stream at Chablung pointing you in the direction of Lukla. The broad trail, leading uphill to the left, climbs steadily past a few bhattis and the school, then through scrub forests above the school and houses of Chaunrikharka. After a steep final climb there is a collection of houses and bhattis in Tamang Tole, a new settlement a short distance from the airport. As you approach the airstrip the houses and hotels rapidly proliferate. On arrival you can finally relax and enjoy a celebratory beer. Overnight Lodge.

Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. There is something very special about the setting, the villages and the people of the high Khumbu hills and valleys and these memories will help you up the deceptively long, final climb into Lukla. The trail to Lukla follows the upward route as far as Chablung, and then turns off above the village of Chaunrikharka towards Lukla. There are signs beyond the stream at Chablung pointing you in the direction of Lukla. The broad trail, leading uphill to the left, climbs steadily past a few bhattis and the school, then through scrub forests above the school and houses of Chaunrikharka. After a steep final climb there is a collection of houses and bhattis in Tamang Tole, a new settlement a short distance from the airport. As you approach the airstrip the houses and hotels rapidly proliferate. On arrival you can finally relax and enjoy a celebratory beer. Overnight Lodge.

DAY 19: FLY TO KATHMANDU. (A,B)

Lukla is situated high above the river on a shelf at 2,800m and as the runway is on a slope there is a difference of almost 60 metres between its lower and upper ends which makes for an interesting take off. Another chance to enjoy this great flight. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to weather conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or windy Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimise the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the trying circumstances, which can occur, will be greatly appreciated. On arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

DAY 20: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU. (A,B)

An opportunity to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last-minute shopping. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 21: FLY BACK. (B)

We will serve you appropriate vehicle to transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport as per group size.

FURTHER INFORMATION: When we receive your booking we send you a full trip dossier which contains details of visas and vaccinations required, a suggested gear and clothing list and lots of useful information. If you do have queries at this initial stage do ring us and we will be pleased to offer advice.

Q:  Is Nepal safe enough for tourist to travel?

Yes. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close.

Q: Which is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best season to visit Nepal is after the monsoons that end in August until mid-December, before the winter sets in. Also, from mid-February to early June are the most preferred months by visitors. During these two periods, the rains wash the dusty tracks and the valley looks magnificent with blooming flowers. Mountain views are clear most of the time. It is humid in plains at this time but it is still better than the scorching heat of the summer.

It is best to visit hilly areas in summer; that is, the months of May and June. The average temperature at that time is around 22-25 degrees Celsius. Nights are a bit chilly in the lower Himalayan region but are comfortable. Mountainous areas are extremely unsafe during the monsoon season, which are very common. The persistent rains make the hilly tracts slippery.

 

In winter, most of the hilly areas become threats due to very heavy snowfall and avalanches, but if you are fond of snowfall then you can opt for the lower Himalayan regions that look beautiful covered in blankets of snow.

Q: Is it important to take any vaccines?You should contact your general practitioner or travel clinic for the latest travel health advice. It is advisable to be up-to-date with Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A vaccination shots. If you are extending your stay in Nepal you may need anti-malarial protection.

 

Q: Do I need travel insurance?

It is necessary to have travel insurance for all clients to take in any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. You can arrange this yourself or through Apex Himalaya in Nepal. The coverage per day is $15 dollars per person.

You must advise your insurer that you are going on a trek at relatively high altitudes and that your cover needs to include air evacuation and repatriation. A copy of your insurance document should be sent to us prior to coming to Nepal.

Q: Do you have an airport pick-service?

Yes we do. If requested prior to your arrival, we can arrange for our airport representative to greet you outside the Terminal Hall. She/he will be holding an ‘Apex Himalaya’ sign with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel.

Q:  How much shall I bring & where can I exchange my money?

You can exchange in Nepal, primarily in Kathmandu and in Pokhara. It really depends on your budget and what you want to do and for how long but approximately $500-$1700 in either travelers’ cheques or cash for your trip would be sufficient. ATM cards and credit cards can be used in Kathmandu Pokhara and other cities if additional cash needed. You will need $30 for the tourist visa fee (can receive visa upon entry) at the Kathmandu International Airport. You must pay only in cash in U.S. dollars or Euros. It is advisable to exchange your money either on your first day or the day after while you are in Kathmandu at a reliable money exchange counter.

Q:  Why Should I trek with an agency?

Trekking with an agency can be worthwhile for those who are on a very tight schedule but not on money. A trekking agency can organize a trek for you at affordable costs, which includes food, accommodations, transportation, porters and guides. To receive trekking permits and TIMS cards, clients must go through a trekking agency for issuing and ensuring a safe and legalized trek or tour.

Q: Does your company provide a TIMS card?

Apex Himalaya is a government registered company and a member of TAAN (Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal). We are legally authorized to provide TIMS cards to trekkers. For further information about this, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: Should I need to be totally fit in order to trek?

If you are reasonably fit and enjoy walking you will find trekking suits you. Normally the shorter treks tend to be easier whilst the longer ones often require a better standard of fitness. It is important to remember, however, that trekking requires an adequate level of physical conditioning. To prepare yourself for a trek, especially a difficult one that lasts two weeks or more, some moderate physical exercise is recommended before you embark on your journey such as walking, running swimming, or hiking. It is also worth remembering you can choose the pace and direction of your trek.

*Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.

Q: What is the general duration of treks?

The duration of the trek depends on the region of the trek and on interests which each client has. Generally speaking, treks can range from 2-3 days to a month’s time or sometimes longer periods if trekkers’ wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route.

Q: What do we get to experience in a trek?

You will mostly be on well-maintained trekking routes that consist of dirt trails. The terrain on some of these trails may be long, steep climbs or descents as well as rocky, dusty paths and forest tracks. There are also a lot of big stone steps and staircases especially on the Annapurna circuit. In some cases, treks include mountain passes so the trail can be narrow in places. You will feel a moderate altitude effect starting at around 3,000m upwards.

Q:  Is it necessary to use a trekking guide?

There is no compulsion to use a guide while trekking in Nepal. However, no matter how experienced or fit you are at outdoor activities, it is important to have a good orientation to a new area, especially if you go trekking. We highly recommend every guest to use our trained guides so that guests can easily and safely complete their trek. We believe that having a qualified trekking guide is a minimum safety requirement and can also enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the region as they act as a companion and interpreter. Our trekking guides are well-versed in a variety of foreign languages including English and take full responsibility of everything during a trek or expedition.

Q: What else should I be bringing in a trek?

Most of what you need during a trek is available in Kathmandu, and you can buy them or rent them once you are there. Most books on trekking will list them; check one out before you embark on your trek. If you do not have a book yet and plan to get one only once you are in Nepal, there are some things you may want to bring from home. Bring ear-plugs to help you sleep in spite of barking dogs. A battery operated short-wave radio can be helpful to listen to weather reports or the news. Also bring along a pocket knife, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, photographic equipment, binoculars, a compass, a good watch with possibly an altimeter, and a day pack. Others, you can buy or rent in Kathmandu for reasonable price.

Q: When I go for treks, can I store my luggage somewhere?

Generally your hotel or lodge will let you store your luggage with them for some nominal or no fee. As long as you lock up your bags, they are normally safe.

Q: What is the weather & temperature like while trekking?

The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains. However, at night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. If it is raining at the base of the mountain, it will be snowing at the top of its peak. There will be heavy snowfall during the months of December and February. It is important that you stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Temperatures could be as high as 20 degrees C and as low as -10 degrees C.

Q: What are the accommodations like on a trek?

Along the trekking routes, teahouses and lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to be returned after your trip) but it is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment if possible. Accommodations have private rooms with twin beds that may be used for double or single occupancy. Teahouses have an adjoining dining room around a fire burning stove. You may take a hot shower but need to ask them to boil the water.

Q: Do you think it is safe to eat freely in Nepal?

In general, yes. But, it's always good to take sensible precautions in order to avoid any health problems. No matter how tempting --and it can get very tempting after a long trek- avoid drinking any other water than bottled water. If you have to drink non-bottled water, purify it with iodine or chlorine tablets (available readily in most drug stores in Kathmandu). Asking for bottled water in restaurants is always a best idea.

Do not eat roadside food that is exposed in the open air. Avoid buying and eating raw and unpeeled fruit and vegetables. Other than that, it is fine to have boiled, fried or properly packaged food items. Read the FAQ on Health and Insurance for details on what to do in case of health problems.

Q: What is Altitude Sickness?

Altitude Sickness is the effect of altitude on those who ascent too rapidly to elevations above 3,000 meters. The basic early symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, loss of appetite and sleeplessness. One shouldn't ignore these early symptoms as these symptoms may lead to more serious warnings and cause death sometimes within few hours. Medicine is no substitute for descent. If a doctor is available, he may give medicine and oxygen. However, the patient must go down to lower altitude even if treatment is given.

Q:  If I suffer from altitude sickness or any kind of sickness, what should I do?

First of all, your trekking guide will provide you with First Aid. If the case becomes more serious, you will be transferred to a health post where you can consult with a doctor. For acute sickness, at your request, you will be immediately taken down by helicopter or airplane to Kathmandu for treatment and rest. It is strongly recommended to descend from the mountain if you are suffering severely from altitude sickness.

Q: What is your cancellation policy and terms of conditions?

If our clients are unable to make their trip or want to cancel their trip due to any unavoidable circumstances, Apex Himalaya can only refund 65% of the deposited amount. However, clients can postpone their travel date or make slight modifications to their original travel itinerary free of cost if given proper notice. Please see our Terms of Conditions for further details.

Q: Which documents do I need to bring with me?

You should bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour; keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash and traveler’s checks (keep numbers and proof of purchase separately); flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of T/C’s, banks, insurance and family members and any medications.

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  • Baden Powell Scout Peak Expedition 16 Days ( USD 1695 P/P )

    Baden Powell peak (5,890 m) which is in Mushroom shape, is one of the popular peak to climb in Langtang region because it’s easy accessible to climb and not very expensive (Royalty Free Mountain) . Formerly Baden Powell peak is known as Urkema Peak (5,890m) in 2007 which is situated on the border with China. It offers perfect view of Langtang II, Langtang Lirung (7234 m) , Dorje Lakpa (6966 m) and Shishapangma (8013 m) in Tibet and great experience of mountaineering in Nepal.

    The Trail to Baden Powell peak is off-beaten-track, still away from other trekking peaks. Villager which you will pass are mostly Sherpa and Tibetan and still in poverty, unknown with modernization. Geographical structure, culture and tradition of people from your starting place to ending place are totally different. Their language, caste, living style, facial structure everything seems so different and where you will get chance to know what is Nepal and is in Nepal. And this is for what you are here in Nepal.

     

     

  • The Kanchenjunga Trek - 24 Days(North and South Base Camp)

    Kanchanjunga means the mountain of jewels. It is said that the famous sage Guru Padmasambhava buried the treasures of knowledge in this most beautiful of mountains. It is so revered by the locals that the Lamas of Sikkim do an annual tribute dance to this sacred peak. The wild flowers are in full bloom during the months of April and May, and clear views of the mountains are also more likely during this period. Much more than trek, it is a journey of discovery. Breathtaking views of the vast Himalayan range can be seen from the majority of the route's trails. This is a sparsely populated area with mainly Sherpa, Limbu, Rai and Gurung communities. The people are not accustomed to receiving tourists at their doorsteps and show great hospitality.

     

  • Dhaulagiri Trekking (20 Days)

    The Dhaulagiri means "White Mountain" is the seventh highest mountain in the world. It is an enormous Himalayan massif, located in north central Nepal. Dhaulagiri is the highest mountain located entirely within Nepal. After its discovery by the western world in 1808, it replaced Ecuador's Chimborazo (20,561 ft.) as the highest mountain in the world.

  • Mt. Kwangde (18 Days)

    Also known as Kwangde Ri is a difficult mountain to climb and stands at a height of 6,011m. It forms an impressive multi - submitted ridge at the eastern end of the Lumding Himal, which in turn is part of Rolwaling Himal.

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