MT.EVEREST SOUTH COL EXPEDITIONS

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58 Days
Apr-June
Adventurous/Challenging
8848m
Overview
  1. Adventure on top Mt. Everest with sweeping panorama of Khumbu Himal and towards Rongbuk in Tibet.
  2. Scenic flights with array of snow capped mountain views during air-borne including Mt. Everest.
  3. Following the footsteps of legendary mountaineers late Tenzing Sherpa and Edmund Hillary.
  4. Moderate to adventurous walks towards Mt. Everest within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers.
  5. Explore traditional and impressive Sherpa villages of great interest in the harmony of Buddhist culture.
  6. Walk along high scenic hills within dense forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia- oaks and pines trees.
  7. Around World Heritage Sites Sagarmatha National Park enrich with rich and flora / fauna and scenery”

Introduction:

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Everest south summit

Mt. Everest South Col Expeditions, a challenging feat of a lifetime experience leads you to strenuous climb then inspires you with its grand scenery of mountains panorama from Khumbu Himal to Rongbuk side within Tibetan large plateau.

Mt. Everest rise to an imposing 8,848 m /29,028 ft, after 29 years of numerous attempts, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to stand on the elusive summit on May 29, 1953. Since then, the Everest South Col has seen over 1,000 ascents. It is by far, the most successfully climbed route on route to the mountain top.

Mt. Everest in Nepal known as Sagarmatha whereas Sherpa in Tibetan origin calls Chomolungma (Qomolangma) in both languages means “Goddess mother of the world”  Mount Everest once went by
the pedestrian name of Peak XV among westerners.

Before surveyors established that it was the highest mountain on Earth, a fact that came as something
of a surprise-Peak XV had seemed lost in the crowd of other formidable Himalayan peaks, many of
which gave the illusion of greater height.

In 1852 the Great Trigonometrically Survey of India measured Everest’s elevation as 29,002 ft above sea
level. This remarkably accurate figure remained the officially accepted height for more than one hundred years. In 1955 it was adjusted by a mere 26 feet to 29,028 (8,848 m).The 1955 elevation of Mt. Everest stands at 8,848 m and 29,028 ft. later it was revised on November 11,1999, at 8,850 m and 29,035 ft. No matter what the measures still stand as highest peak on this planet where 8,848 is much popular as official height of Mt. Everest.

 

Expedition on Everest

The mountain received its official name in 1865 in honor of Sir George Everest, the British Surveyor General from 1830-1843 who had mapped the Indian subcontinent. He had some reservations about having his name bestowed on the peak, arguing that the mountain should retain its local appellation, the standard policy of geographical societies.

Once the North and South Poles had been reached by explorers, the next geographical feat to capture the international imagination was Everest, often called the Third Pole. Attempts to climb Everest began in the 1921, when the forbidden kingdom of Tibet opened its borders to outsiders, on June 8, 1924, two members of a British expedition, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, attempted the summit.

Famous for his retort to the press “because it’s there”-when asked why he wanted to climb Everest, Mallory had already failed twice at reaching the summit.

The two men were last spotted “going strong” for the top until the clouds perpetually swirling
around Everest engulfed them. They vanished for good. Mallory’s body was not found for
another 75 years, and it did not clear up the mystery as to whether the two men made it to the
top before the mountain killed them.

Ten more expeditions over a period of thirty years failed to conquer Everest, with 13 losing their lives. Then, on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper, and Tenzing Norgay, an acclaimed Sherpa climber, became the first to reach the roof of the world. Their climb was made from the Nepalese side, which had eased its restrictions on foreigners at about the same time that Tibet, invaded in 1950 by China, shut its borders.

World famous overnight, Hillary became a hero of the British Empire-the news reached London just in
time for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation-and Norgay was touted as a symbol of national pride by three
nations Nepal, Tibet, and India.

Mt. Everest South Col Expedition:

South summit

Mt. Everest South Col is technically difficult to climb so it is not a “guide” ascent. This expedition will be led by professional and competent mountaineers who have enough experience to climb one of the world’s highest mountains.

To match the toughness of High Mountain, it is recommended that the team members should be suitably experienced, reasonably self-sufficient and capable and willing to move between camps unsupervised to ensure hundred percent successes. But it doesn’t mean that you are not supported by Sherpa guides.
To ensure your success, you will have a high level of support backed by strong, confident leadership. This will maximize your chances of success without undermining the quality of your achievement.

The Climb on to Mt. Everest South Col:

From base camp on Nepal side, the route to the summit can be divided into four separate sections:

  1. The Khumbu Icefall
  2. The Western Cwm
  3. The Lhotse Face
  4. The Summit (South East) Ridge.

These distinct sections give the climb tremendous variety, although they do have their individual challenges and hazards. Being able to divide the mountain into four parts also has psychological benefits, enabling climbers to focus on each section and to measure their progress up the mountain more easily.

The Khumbu Icefall:
Before venturing into the Khumbu Icefall, members will be practiced in the specialist techniques of secure movement through complex ice terrain including ladder crossing and the use of a fixed rope. As soon as the route through the Icefall is prepared, we will be able to start carrying loads to camp 1.

All members will need to participate in the load carrying although this will be kept to a minimum. Our team of expert Sherpa will do the bulk of the load carrying in order to prevent members from burning themselves out too early.

The Western Cwm:
A normal course of events would be for everyone to reach camp 1 with a light load and then return to base camp. A day or two later, the team would occupy camp 1 and spend two or three nights there.
During the time, members may make a carry to camp 2, once the route has been prepared. Camp 2 is near the top of the Western Cwm and although this would not be fixed with ropes, members would need to be roped-up in case of hidden crevasses.
Following this, everyone would then return to base camp for a few days’ rests.

The Lhotse Face:
The teams will then move up and occupy camp 2, which is in a spectacular position at the foot of the South West Face of Everest. Camp 2 is effectively an advance base camp and will be well stocked with supplies, including mess tent and cook tent. After spending two nights here, the team will make a light load carry to camp 3 on the Lhotse Face, at around 7,200m (23,600ft).

An ascent of Lhotse Face will give everyone a really good look at the climb and a flavor of things to come. We will then return to base camp for a prolonged rest while the Sherpa team and the expedition leaders prepare the top section of the climb.This will be a real chance to recharge the batteries after a tough few weeks and to focus on the final ascent.

During this phase, our past climbers have found it very beneficial to go all the way down to Pheriche, which at 4,300m (14,000ft) is low enough to recuperate fully.

The Summit (South East) Ridge:
When the weather is settled and calm, our team will move up, camp by camp, sleeping on oxygen at camp 3 and on the South Col, at camp 4. The summit day will start at around midnight, when, climbing on oxygen, we will set off with head torches from the South Col.

The route soon steepens as it ascends 500m (1,600ft) snow slope to reach a crest of the South East Ridge at around 8,400m (27,560ft) by dawn. The sun will bring with its great views across the Kangshung Face.
The ridge above this point starts easily and then steepens below the South Summit. Fixed ropes lead steeply for about 200m (650ft) from below the South Summit. Standing on the South Summit the true summit looks very close but halfway between is the notorious Hillary Step which is a short, steep rock and snow groove about 10m (30ft) long. Strenuous jumaring and climb up this leads to the final easy ridge and the top, where you would expect to reach the summit by no later than 11 a.m. For successful summiteers, it will be important for everyone to have left the summit by 12’o clock noon for the descent. The entire team should be back before dark which comes rapidly at around 6:30 pm. The descent is extremely long and tiring and energy should be kept in reserve for this.

After spending another night sleeping with oxygen, the team will descend from camp IV, on the South Col, directly to reach camp 2 and then next day to base camp.

Safety and the Conduct of the Climb:

Although many people have now climbed Mt. Everest South Col, the danger involved in climbing is always there. As strong wind poses a great threat during the late afternoon, it is always advisable not to make any attempt in the afternoon. The idea behind prevalent norms to make the climbing a great success without casualty, however, this will not be to the detriment of safety.

Climbing- Everest

Safety will govern all decision making on the mountain and will be based on the sound mountaineering judgment of our highly experienced mountain guides. To support our guides on the mountain, we at Himex Nepal will plan the expedition as thoroughly and carefully as possible using our own experience and knowledge of the mountain to maximum benefit. Ultimately, the leader will have sole discretion on the implementation of any plan to climb the mountain and he will ensure that safety remains the prime consideration.

Apart from achieving self-pride, the expedition is a part of the enjoyment. So it will not be meaningful if anything happens to a team member in course of competing to be on the top of the mountain.Whether you make on the top of the mountain or not, you should cherish your memory that you spend together with the adverse condition of high Himalaya.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02-4: In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Mt. Shisapangma Expeditions.
Day 05: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 08: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.
Day 10: Rest Day for acclimatization and short hike and practice climb.
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12:

Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m, climb to Kalapatthar and walk to Everest

Base Camp 5,364 m – 06 hrs.

Day 13-50: (37 days) Ascent of Mount Everest and withdrawal to Base Camp.
Day 51: Clean up the base camp and packing for return journey.
Day 52: Trek to Pheriche 4,260 m – 06 hrs.
Day 53: Trek to Khumjung 3,745 m – 06 hrs.
Day 54: Trek to Phakding 2,640 m via Namche – 06 hrs.
Day 55: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 56: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 57: In Kathmandu rest and submit expeditions report to concern department.
Day 58: International departure for home ward bound.

Itinerary

Day 01:    Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
  In Kathmandu, we will stay at the Hotel. Team members will be accommodated on a twin sharing basis. If you prefer, you may have a single room for which a supplement at extra payable.
   
Day 02-04: At leisure in Kathmandu.
  The priority for the day will be to check everyone’s equipment to make sure that it is equal to the conditions one can expect on Everest. The afternoon will be free for any last minute purchases that you may need to make from the well stocked climbing shops in the city.
   
Day 05: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding. (35 minutes flight to Lukla 2,800 m & 08 km- 03 hrs walk to Phakding 2,652m.)
  Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic Airport and then board in a smaller aircraft (twin otter or Dornier) for a scenic flight to Lukla.
At Lukla received by our guides and porters to carry your bigger bags with time to explore around, our first-day walk starts with gradual downhill and then with few ups with the view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m. As the walk continues crossing short suspension bridge with short climb brings to reach Phakding village for overnight stop located near Dudh-Kosi River.
   
Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m – 06 hrs.
  From Phakding on crossing bridge over Dudh-Kosi, morning walk with some short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again with the magnificent view of Thamserku 6,608m.
After few hours of walks reaching Monjo village and then walk to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepali while Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin, both names mean ‘Great-Mother’). From the Park gate short descend Jorsalle village, the last village before Namche Bazaar is reached, the walk leads on river bank within green forested areas of pines-oaks and rhododendron tree.On reaching the last high bridge where walk leads on a wide winding uphill trail all the way to Namche Bazaar, with a magnificent view of Kwangde, Kusum Kangru, Mt. Everest- Nuptse, Lhotse peaks.Namche Bazaar with excellent hotels and lodge situated in a U shaped bowl a major village/town of Khumbu region where colorful and busy Saturday Market is held every week.
   
Day 07: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
  Namche an ideal place for a rest day for acclimatization and short hike, suggested activities walk to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top Namche Bazaar with breathtaking view of surrounding high peaks with Mt. Everest and Ama-Dablam visit it’s interesting museum for wide information history of Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering as well information on flora and fauna of the region, afternoon at free at leisure explore Namche Bazaar full of shops and stores.
   
Day 08: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m-05 hours.
  Morning walks on a fairly easy trail for the first half, with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde-Ri peaks.
After a nice-pleasant walk of few hours reaching Phungitenga 3,250m, a small settlement with a couple of tea-houses in the midst of the alpine forest with silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some few magnolia and birch trees.
Afternoon walk leads to a climb for nearly two hours in the shade of tall trees till Thyangboche Monastery (Gompa) is reached for an overnight stop. This beautiful spot offers views of majestic and beautiful Mt. Ama Dablam with Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards the northeast.
   
Day 09: Trek to Dingboche 4,358m -05 hrs.
  After a wonderful time at Thyangboche, our route descends into a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron, coming to lovely spot at Deoboche 3,650 m with a magnificent view of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse.
On reaching a bridge uphill walk most of the way to Pangboche village at 3,900m (the last permanent village on route base camp).
After a pleasant stop at Pangboche, walks continues towards east to cross a bridge and then heading ending at beautiful Imjatse valley for an overnight stop in Dingboche village.
Dingboche located within scenic Imja-Tse valley beneath Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of Island peak or Imja Tse Himal above 6,189m high, a popular peak amongst all trekking peaks in Nepal.Dingboche with farm field enclosed by stone walls protecting crops of barley, buckwheat’s and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals, Dingboche with many good lodges to stay.
   
Day 10: Rest Day at Dingboche.
  At Dingboche another rest day for a short hike with few nice areas for short hikes up the hill for best glamorous views of the valley and mountains with Mt. Makalu towards east direction.
   
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche 4,928 m-05 hrs.
  From Dingboche, our route leads north on top of a small ridge with Buddhist monuments, from here walk on the gentle path with views of Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam, and Pokalde peak.
After a nice pleasant walk of few hours, reaching a junction where Pheriche and Dingboche route joins at Thugla, and then crossing a small wooden bridge over torrential river fed from Khumbu glacier.
From Thugla, an hour steep to the top, with a view of Mt. Pumori and other peaks which is west of Everest, here observe many memorials of unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around Everest and other mountains of the region.
After a short rest continue to walk for an hour with gradual ascend to Lobuche for an overnight stop, Lobuche houses and lodge placed in a corner and well hidden and sheltered from the cold wind.
   
Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m, climb to Kalapatthar and walk to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m – 06 hrs.
  Today, adventure leads to our final destination at foot of Mt. Everest, the first-hour walk on a gradual path with slow up and then short 20 minutes climb to reach a moraine above Khumbu glacier.
Walk from here follows on rocky moraine path to Gorakshep, located on a flat sandy field below Kalapatthar 5,545m and Mt. Pumori 7,145m. Gorakshep with few lodge and teahouses, this place was an earlier base camp of Everest till the end of 1980’s. Here with time for a climb to Kalapatthar of above 5,545 m high, offers a stunning panorama of the surrounding mountains with Mt. Everest at close distance.After a wonderful view from Kalapatthar descend to Gorakshep and continue to walk to Everest Base Camp, leading over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till Everest base camp is reached after 3 hrs of a good walk from Gorakshep.
   
Day 13-50: (37 Days) Ascent of Mount Everest and withdrawal to Base Camp.
 

Allocated full 37 days for the climb with rest and preparations for the final bid to the summit of Mt. Everest hoped that the Khumbu Ice-fall will be fixed by the time the team arrives at the Base Camp.Members can then start load-carrying to Camp I and Camp II, in the Western Cwm.

Once everyone is well acclimatized, Camp I will be mostly by-passed en-route for Camp II, which will become an Advance Base Camp. The route to this point will involve crossing the crevasses on ladders, jumaring up seracs walls and a long tedious plod-up the Western Cwm. Camp III will be placed halfway up the Lhotse Face at about 7,400 meters high.

From here a long rising traverse across the snow slopes, a yellow band of rock and the Geneva Spur, leads to the South Col and Camp IV. This will be fully established before a rest period at Base Camp.

Proceed to Camp I and ferry the loads between Base Camp and Camp I for 3 to 4 days.

Proceed to Camp II and rest, sort-out climbing equipment to establish fixed rope to Camp III.
Proceed to Camp III. Establish camp to dump loads and stay the overnight. Proceed to South Col from Camp II and III to open route to the South Col, establish fixed rope.

South Col Camp is established to ferry Loads and to be deposited, movement of members to Camp III and South Col, to practice the route and get acclimatized to. Return to Camp III and II in continuation of acclimatization and route practice.

Return to Base Camp for rest, rebuilding the energy in preparation for the final assault.
Re-grouping at the Base Camp for last minute preparations and perfect readiness to attempt the Summit, during this time our Sherpa staff do the ferrying of loads up to the South Col to make all camps fully equipped and self-sufficient with Oxygen, food, and necessary fuels.

Proceed to Camp I to start the final assault of Mt. Everest Summit.
Camp II
Camp III
South Col.

Summit attempt starting at midnight hour toward South Summit, Hillary Step and to the final Summit of Mt. Everest, while members continue towards the Summit, few teams of Sherpa will deposit some Oxygen cylinders near the South Summit to be used by members on return from the Summit attempt.

First Summit Party returns to the South Col, Camp III, II, I and the Base Camp. Second Summit the team continues and attempts, in turn.

All team members are to re-group at the Base Camp and assist with packing-up the expedition and clearing the Base Camp areas.

   
Day 51 Clean up the base camp and packing for return journey.
  At Everest Base Camp clean up and packing, rubbish to be dumed at designated dumping site, rest to be brought back to Kathmandu for proper disposal.
   
Day 52: Trek to Pheriche 4,260 m – 06 hrs.
  The morning after a successful climb on top world highest Mt. Everest, return journey to Gorakshep and then walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Pheriche on a windy valley after a nice pleasant walk.
   
Day 53: Trek to Khumjung 3,745 m – 06 hrs.
  From Pheriche walk continues with super views of Amadablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, and then heading downhill and back into lower altitude with a climb up to Thyangboche Monastery within tree lines, as the walk leads down and then up to our overnight stop in quiet large Khumjung village, located on a glacial valley.
   
Day 54: Trek to Phakding 2,640 m via Namche – 06 hrs.
  After a pleasant stop at Khumjung walk leads downhill to Namche Bazaar and then retracing the same route , after crossing a bridge a short climb to National Park at Monjo, from here on pleasant enjoyable walks to Phakding for an overnight stop.
   
Day 55: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
  From Phakding, a short walk to Lukla on this last day trek of the great adventure where route leads to short ups and downs, and then on a gradual winding trail with the last climb to Lukla for overnight stop and for the last dinner around Khumbu.
   
Day 56 Fly Lukla-Kathmandu 30 min flight, overnight at hotel.
  The flight time to Kathmandu, schedule at morning normally, sometimes flight can get delayed due to bad weather and other reason, depending upon flight time board in a small aircraft for a super flight back to Kathmandu and then transfer back to your respective Hotels.
   
Day 57: In Kathmandu rest and submit expeditions report to concern department.
  A free day in Kathmandu, reserved in case of flight delay at Lukla, with spare day enjoy individual activities and shopping, as well to submit expeditions reports to concern Nepal Government department.
   
Day 58: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
  Today as per your international flight time, our staff transfers you to the airport for final departure from the country of Himalayan Wonders with grand memories and experience on Mt. Everest South Col Expeditions.

 

Includes / Excludes

Price includes following services:

  1. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 6 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  2. Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
  3. Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
  4. Internal flight Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
  5. Trekking arrangement backed by Sherpa Guide and porters / yaks Lukla / Base Camp / Lukla sector
    and Camping arrangement at Base Camp and higher camps on full board basis.
  6. Applicable Climbing Permit & Conservation Fees.
  7. Service of Climbing Sherpa/s (1 member : 1 Climbing Sherpa) assisting in fixing ropes, setting up
    camps with their equipment allowance, daily wages and insurance.
  8. Group Climbing equipment – Climbing Rope, Fix Rope, Snow Bars.
  9. Service of Government Liaison Officer with his equipment allowance, daily wages and insurance.
  10. HA Tents, Food, Fuel above base camp.
  11. Garbage Disposal and Garbage Deposit charge.
  12. Supply of Oxygen (1 member : 5 Cylinders) with hiring charge of mask & regulator sets.
  13. Supply of Walkie Talkie and Base Station for communication purpose.
  14. Supply of Satellite Phone for communication purpose on emergencies.
  15. Supply of Medical Kit and Gammow Bag to be used in case of emergency.
  16. Load ferry bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpas.
  17. Climbing Route opening charge.
  18. Transfer of Expedition Loads to / from Base Camp.
  19. Insurance for Nepalese crew.

Our price does not include followings:

  1. International flights to / from Kathmandu.
  2. Nepal entry visa fees.
  3. Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
  4. Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
  5. Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
  6. Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
  7. All sorts of personal climbing equipment.
  8. Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
  9. Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
  10. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.

Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom.

We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.

 

Chitwan National Park

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies.

The park is spread over an area of 932 sq kms and located in the lowlands of Nepal. The forest cover is predominantly Sal, interspersed with tall grasslands, small hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains.

Standard Packages are of 2 nights and 3 nights. Chitwan can be reached both by surface and air.

 

Bardia National Park

The park provides excellent habitat for endangered animals like the rhinoceros, wild elephant, tiger, fresh water Dolphin and many other species of mammals along with over 200 species of birds.

Standard Packages are of 2 nights and 3 nights. Bardia can be reached both by surface and air but since it will be too far to drive from Kathmandu, we offer the packages by air only.

 

Kathmandu

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites.

 

Pokhara

Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and expeditions start from here. Around Pokhara one can go boating on lakes, bird watching, paragliding, fishing, ultralight flying or even pony trek besides regular treks. Pokhara can be reached by air as well as surface.

 

Nagarkot

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent. An array of luxury resorts has made this place enjoyable for all kinds of tourists.

 

Tibet

Tour in Tibet offers a fabulous journey with awesome beautiful picturesque landscape and its colorful people and their culture, tranquil lakes, numerous high passes with stunning views of the mountains. Enriched by the ancient most lavishly decorated monasteries and temples with chanting saffron colored monks, ever smiling faces of people and their typical lifestyle all contributes to this trip a memory of your lifetime. A land so rich in culture, tradition and steeped in religion with its unique landscape, casts an enchanted spell that holds you in thrill and excitement. A journey of a life time, at the roof of the world with exciting adventure on route, and breathe-taking views of range of snow capped mountains. This is truly a stunning trip starting with a panoramic drive or flight over the gigantic Himalayas, a tour of great historical cities of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse in the comfort of the spacious land cruiser and standard Hotels that Tibet has to offer.

 

India

The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape of historical cities, jungle, valleys, arid desert to high beautiful Himalayan peaks which makes it a traveler’s destination from sand, sea to snow.

 

Bhutan

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year. Bhutan has retained its religious and cultural values despite of encroachment of modern civilization in the every nook and corner of the world. Unspoiled majestic virgin peaks, unique cultural heritage preserved for many centuries, an architectural style like no others, a land of full of warm hearted and friendly people have made Bhutan a truly unique destination. You will still find its past in present.

 

ACTIVITIES

River Rafting

Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to explore the Arcadian Nepal. It involves excitement, scenic views and challenge. Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers. Of all these regions, river Trisuli and the Bhotekoshi are the main popular rafting rivers for short trips. The rivers sometimes offer hair raising roller coaster rides. The float down stream is exhilarating and the scenery of the valley gorges between Himalaya and min Himalayan range is equally captivating. So whatever duration or level of excitement you need we have it.

 

Mount Everest Flight

Mountain flight is truly a memorable experience that one should not miss out in Nepal. If you feel you have not seen enough mountains, the mountain flight is the right choice to rejoice with spectacular panoramic mountains’ views. The bird’s eye view of the 6 mighty mountains above 8,000m out of the 14 from a close range is simply unbelievable. The one hour magic flight will make it possible for you to view uninterruptedly all the enchanting beauty of lofty and snowcapped mountains beyond your imagination. Above all is towering figure of Mount Everest amidst cluster of mountains spread all over Nepal and Tibet will mesmerize the onlookers with its astounding charm and grandeur. It is a great personal pride for you to hover above the clouds closer to the highest peak of the world-a-feat to be achieved only through mountain flight.

 

Bungy Jumping

Just imagination of jumping down from a bridge of 160m above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is enough to make your heartbeat run faster. It is the thrill of Bungy jumping as it there is no fun for real adventure lover if challenge is not so hard and difficult. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 kms away from the Tibet Border.

The Bungy bridge happens to be the only privately owned bridge in Nepal. It has been specially designed for Bungy Jumping with a 4X safety factors and has a loading factor of 41,500kg or 4.5 tons according to Swiss measurement.

 

Paragliding

Paragliding is relatively new adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites while floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and the jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas.

The main area for flying in Nepal is the Annapurna region, more specifically the Pokhara valley. This lakeside town is Nepal’s second city, nestled at the foot of the Annapurna Himal. The views commanded from here of 3 of the world’s 8000m peaks, are unsurpassed. At an altitude of 800m ASL the subtropical climate means that year round, it is short and T shirt weather. The micro climate of the valley makes it an ideal area for flying, with far more constant conditions.

 

Ultralight Flight

Ultralight aircraft is being operated from Pokhara. It has an unique blend of both mountain and plateau area. While flying over the Pokhara valley, you will not miss the scenic beauty of both the Himalayas and the most famous lake of Nepal, Phewa Tal. The flight will be a journey through nature. Don’t miss this truly unique experience.

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