Now, solo trekkers are not permitted to trek above the Namche Bazar. The main reason for not allowing alone tourists is the increasing missing number of solo tourists, said District Police Office, Solukhubu. Sunil Jung Shah, Deputy Superintendent of Forestry, informed that the companion is mandatory.
How many treks are in Everest Region? What is the shortest itinerary for Everest Region? There are always questions about the itinerary because every itinerary can customize. Yes, Everest Base Camp also can finish in 10 Days but not for all trekkers. It is for you who have the perfect health and physical conditions.
The best Everest Short Trekking is:
10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
It is a short trek without acclimatization days. If you have limited time and good physical – this is for you. 10days Everest Base Camp trek is not recommended for the new trekker or who do not have trekking experience in high elevations. Check it carefully. A few of them do not include the porter services as well. We reach at 5555m (Kalapathar).
Everest Panorama Trek
It is a most doing trekking of the Everest region. It is also known as Tengboche Trekking because it goes up to Tengboche Hill. From Syngboche and Tengboche Hill, we can see the panoramic mountain view of Mt. Everest. It is a week trek and perfect for those who have limited time. The highest elevation of the trail is 3880m Tengboche.
Gokyo Valley or Gokyo Ri Trek
Another short but most panoramic trek is the Gokyo Ri trek. It is also a week trek and the best option who love to see the mountains and time-limited. It lies northwest of Everest Base Camp. We do not visit Tengboche and so on. Gokyo Ri is one of the best trekking viewpoints in the Everest region.
Pikey Base Camp Trek
Pikey Base Camp trek is in southern Khumbu and does not include the Lukla flight. A long day jeep drive begins the journey of the Pikey trek. The maximum height is 3640m Pikey Base Camp. The youngest trekking route in Nepal is in the Everest trekking region. It is also known as the Dal Bhat trek route because of its easiness. A bold settlement, Pikey, was one of the best favorite villages of Sir Edmund Hilary.
Namche Bazaar Trekking
The shortest trek Namche Bazaar – 4 days of Everest Panoramic trekking. On the first day, overnight at Phakding or Manjo and 2nd and 3rd Nights in Namche Bazaar. We can switch 3rd night to Khumjung. Syngboche Hill, the Airport area, and Everest View hotel are the famous viewpoint of the region.
Sherpa Village Trek
Sherpa Village Trekking is a famous trekking route in Nepal & it is an ideal trekking destination. Sherpa itself resembles the mountains, high Himalayas, and Everest regions. Solukhumbu is the main settlement of the Sherpa community and gradually spread to the west land through the salt trade route. The nomadic people Sherpa gave rise to the main four clans: Munyagpa, Thimi, Sertawel, and Chawa. It is an 8days trekking to Kathmandu.
For now, these are the best short trek in Everest Region. But there are always options to make shorten the trek. Nowadays, the trending Everest base camp is to trek up to base camp and return in a helicopter.
Nepal is a kingdom of the Himalayas, and you will have multiple choices for peak climbing if you have already climbed 5000 meters and 6000-meter peaks, 7000-meter peaks are for you now. Here are a couple of 7000-meter peaks, we have discussed.
Baruntse Peak 7129M
Mt. Baruntse (7129m) lies above the east and west col, in front of Mt. Makalu. Mt. Baruntse is in the center of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse. In comparison with Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Pumori, Mt. Pumori is less technical. It has ice cliff obstacle parts at about 700 meters.
Tilicho Peak 7134M
Tilicho peak (7134m/23,406ft) is another most climbing peak in the western Himalayas. It lies in the Manang district, between Khangsar Kang (7558m) and Nilgiri North (7061m). From the summit, you see the massifs of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and down to the deepest gorge in the world – Kali Gandaki Gorge.
Gangapurna Himal 7455M
Gangapurna Expedition 7455m is another best destination in the Annapurna Himalayan range between Annapurna III (7555m) and Tarke Kang (7193 m) Base Camp. From the summit, you can see Mt. Annapurna II (7937m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Tilicho Peak (7134m), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), and Mt. Manaslu (8156m).
Besides these given mountains there are other few mountains which are also climbing.
There many of the trekking peaks are under the 6000m category, but the best 6000 meter peaks are; Imja Tse (Island Peak) Peak (6165m/20,226ft), Chulu East Peak (6584m/21,601ft), Lobuche East Peak (6119m/20,062ft), Mera Peak (6476m/21,247ft), etc. Some mountains of 5000m are similar to Kalapathar, Thorong La Pass, Kongmola Pass, etc. So, most people love to climb 6000M peaks as first and initial mountain expeditions. Among the several 6000m mountains, we are operating:
The Island Peak Climbing is also known as Imja Tse. It is the most famous peak climbing in Nepal. Island Peak is a mountain in Everest Region. The name Island Peak had given by members of the British Mount Everest expedition in 1953. That mountain appeared as an island in a sea of ice from Dingboche. It was renamed in 1983 to Imja Tse, but Island Peak became popular.
Chulu East Peak (6584m/21,601ft)
Chulu East Peak (6584m/21,601ft) lies north of Mt. Annapurna. It has a 900m climbing route. The Peak Chulu East provides breathtaking views of Annapurna (I II, III, and IV), Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, and Mt. Manaslu.
Mt. Lobuche East (6119m (20,062ft) lies nearby the Khumbu Glacier – Lobuche. The submit view of Mt. Lobuche gives the panoramic sight of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, and many other 6000m peaks in the Khumbu Valley.
Mera Peak (6476m/21,247ft)
Mera peak is the easy but highest trekking peak of Nepal. It lies in Makalu Barun National Park in Khumbu Himalayan Range. Makalu Barun National Park is an inhabitant of endangered animals as well as the highest mountain peaks: Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Cho-Oyu (8201 m), and Makalu (8464 m).
Pisang Peak is a tough trip to the Annapurna region because of its combining features. It is a combination of; peak and pass – Thorong La. Pisang peak has been categorized as a technical because of its climbing route.
Singu Chuli Peak (6501m/21,328ft)
Singu Chuli Peak (6,501m) lies in Annapurna Trekking Region. In some cases, people also recognize the Singu Chuli is the fluted peak. The first climber of Singu Chuli peak was Wilf Noyce and David Cox in 1957 from the North-East Face route. We can see the stunning view of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), and Himchuli (6,441m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and more.
Kusum Kangaru Peak (6367m/20,889ft)
One of the techinical peak Kumsum Kangaru is lies in Mahalangur Range – Solukhumbu. It requires technical knowledge and experience in climbing. The summit (6370m) offers panoramic views of Khumbu Tse, Karyolung, Khang Karpo, Khangtega, etc.
Chulu West Peak (6584m/21,601ft)
Chulu West lies at Manang. It can be spotted from a famous western pass Thorong La (5416m). It is on the way to Thorong La Pass Trek. Some climbers return to Kathmandu after summiting the peak, and some of them cross the Thorong La and fly to Pokhara from Jomsom.
Saribung Peak (6346 m)
Saribung Peak is a bit longer trek – about 22 days with superb panoramic trek and expedition in western Nepal. This trip involves camping nights as well. We will follow off the beaten trail to the Lomanthang and Saribung peaks (6346 m) nearby Damodar Himal and Damodar Kunda.
A round trip from Pokhara to Lumbini Kathmandu is always an excellent option for a round trip through southern Nepal. You have multiple options to get there. It is up to you. What kinds of transportation do you opt for it? The road is about 200KM, and the public bus takes about 7hrs drive to get there. At the same time, you have options for domestic flights from Pokhara and also private cars.
Flights leave every day at 8:30 AM by Buddha Air, and local buses have multiple departures though recommended to get an earlier bus always, and the private car leaves on your time and interest.
The public bus is the cheapest option, and a private car and flight are almost similar in cost the US $100, but the private car is a little more expensive than the flight. A taxicab is more relaxing, and options to visit several places along the trail. We drive to Lumbini via Syangja, Tansen Palpa.
In between the Pokhara and Lumbini, there is Chitwan National Park, famous for Jungle safari and Tharu culture. It is 143KM far from Pokhara, and Lumbini to Chitwan is about 153KM. We can arrive at Chitwan by a domestic flight from Pokhara and Kathmandu.
Nepal is a hub of trekking. 100s of the trekking routes are in Nepal and classified in various variables. And Annapurna is the second most trekking route in Nepal. Annapurna also we have multiple categories for the trekking adventure. Lower Annapurna is the best for short treks – below the week, and Upper Annapurna are long or regular trip is about the 2 to three weeks. The best short trek in Annapurna are:
One of the best lower-elevation short treks is Poon Hill in the Annapurna trekking region. It is a 5days scenic, easy trekking trail. Anybody can visit Poon Hill Ghorepani, aged 5- 75, but parents are mandatory for the children. The difficulty level of Poon Hill is painless but involves a steep hike. Sunrise from Poon Hill and Ghandruk Village is the attraction of this trek.
Another short and scenic trek in Annapurna is Mardi Himal Base Camp. It is also a week trek with Pokhara city. Badal Dada and Upper View Point are the best viewpoints of the Mardi Himalaya trek. The giant face of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) is just in front of you from Upper Viewpoint.
Royal Trek is the trekking on the foothill of Annapurna. The name of route as a royal is just because in the early 80s, Prince Charles and his 90-person entourage had explored it. We can experience the culture and practices of the locals that inhabit there.
Dhampus Sarangkot Trek
It is a superb short trek for just two nights with a magnificent view of the Himalayas. Dhampur Saragkot Trek enables short hikes, exploring World Peace Stupa, Sunrise view over the Himalayas, and areal view of lakes and city.
Any of the above-given trips are available with us and can customize as per the trekker’s availability and time limit.
There is so much to do and see in Kathmandu. It is hard to include all in a few days. The post aims to assist you with how you can see everything in Kathmandu in 3 days itinerary. Kathmandu itinerary can be the best choices for them because we have limited time and are interested in exploring the history, culture, and nature of Kathmandu. Similarly, the culture, history, and natural hike, we enjoy the time in food, museums to discover, and nightlife. For more details about the Kathmandu tour, the itinerary of Kathmandu valley Highlights is for you.
Day 01 – Historical Kathmandu
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
Day 02- Religious Tour
Day 03- Natural Tour/ Day Hike (One the them)
When you arrive at Tribhuvan Airport, you need to take care of the following things in Kathmandu.
Purchase a SIM card for your phone. It is essential to be in touch either directly by telephone or via the internet.
Get some Nepalese currency from the many ATMs around the airport/ hotel or cities.
There is a prepaid taxi counter for them who have not booked the program with any travel agency or hotel.
If you booked a trip, they send a representative with your Name details – check it on the arrival section. The representatives will be there with holding the name card on the arrival terminal.
Where have to visit in Kathmandu?
Kathmandu valley holding centuries dating back to history, and these histories blended with the culture and regions. That’s why each of the destinations is linked to each other, you find the ancient history as well as religious aspects and culture.
The prime destination that I have picked out from the viewpoint of a Tourist is 4 Royal Palaces and Museums, Religious Sites, and a day of hiking in Shivapuri National Park.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the central part of Kathmandu, just nearby the touristic town of Thamel Bazaar. Hanuman Dhoka is the old name and the way locals recognize it. It was the Royal Palace in medieval times but was not merely for the Royal activities but also a Center of administrative, cultural activities, and festivals.
The historical buildings and temples in the area were erected from the time of King Ratna Malla (1484-1520AD) to Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah (1875-1911AD).
Why is it named Hanuman Dhoka?
Because a large red-painted statue of Hanuman is in the golden gate of the palace and it is believed that Hanuman is the Powerful protector.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Taleju Temple – 1562AD by Mahendra Malla
Krishna Temple – 1649 AD by Pratap Malla
Jagannath Temple – 1563 AD by Mahendra Malla
Stone Column – Pratap Malla
Degutalle Temple – 1671 AD King Shiva Sing and renovated by King Pratap Malla
Hanuman Statue – 1672AD by King Pratap Malla
Shiva- Parvati Temple – by Rana Bahadur Shah
Big Bell – 1779 AD King Rana Bahadur Shah
Kal Bhairav – by Pratap Malla
Maju Dewal – built during the 17th century
Trilokya Mohan Narayan – built during the 17th century
Kumari Ghar – 1757 AD by King Jaya Prakash Malla
Basantapur Durbar – 1770 AD by King Pritivi Narayan Shah
Gaddi Baithak – 1908 AD by Chandra Shumsher
Kasthmandap – built during the 12th century
Ashok Vinayak –
Dhansa – 1637 AD by Pratap Malla
Patan Durbar Square
Patan is also known as Lalitpur – which means the city of the art. It is located across the river Bagmati – about 7-8km from Thamel. This city was founded in the 3rd century by King Veera Dev and has the distinction of being the home of the finest craft and is considered the oldest of all three cities of Kathmandu valley. Most of the monuments in this square date back to the medieval Mall period from the 16th to 18th century – Credited to King Siddhi Nar Singh Malla, Shri Niwas Malla, and Yog Narendra Malla.
Patan Durbar Square
Main Chowks (Courtyard) 1647 AD Patan Durbar Square
Krishna Mandir – 17th century by King Siddhi Narshing Malla
Stone Column – King Yog Nagendra Malla
Jagannath Temple –
Harisankhar Temple – 1704 AD Yog Nagendra Malla
Taleju Temple -by King Siddhi Narshing Malla
Golden Temple – 12th century by King Bhaskar Varma
Kumbheshwor – 14th century by King Jayasthiti Malla
Mahaboudhha – 15th century – Architech by Avaya Raj
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Bhaktapur meaning the city of devotees was founded by King Ananda Dev in 1197AD according to the Gopal Raj Vamsabali even though the existence of the city could be traced back to the Lichhavi period (175 to 750 AD). The Durbar Square was the seat of the Malla Kings and the present structures were erected from the 12th century to the 18th century. Bhaktapur is about 20KM from the center of Kathmandu.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The Lion Gate – 1696AD King Bhuptindra Malla
Golden Gate – 1754AD by King Ranjit Malla
Four Pilgrimage Sites – Jaganath, Kedarnath, Rameshwor, and Badrinath
Stone column – by King Bhupatindra Malla
55 Windows Palace – 1427AD by Yakshya Malla
Vastala Temple – 17th century by Jaya Ranjit Malla
Yakcheswor Mahadev – 1480AD by King Yakshya Malla
Bhairab Nath Temple
Teel Mahadev Narayan Temple
The meaning Pashupatinath is Lord of Animals and is considered to be the patron deity of Nepal and India. It is considered the holiest site for Hindus all over the world.
Pashupatinath temple is a pagoda-style two-tiered golden roof with exquisitely carved four silver doors containing in its sanctum a phallic idol with four faces facing each direction and the other fifth one looking up toward the zenith. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the present site by Lichhavi king Supusha Verma. However, the present temple was built by King Bhupalendra Malla in 1697AD.
Swayambhunath Stupa follows the Vajrayana form of Buddhism which is a tantric variation of the Mahayana Buddhism. The stupa was constructed during the Lichhivi Period.
Anantapura and Pratapura
Bajra Dhatu Mandala
Forms and Buddhas and their consorts
Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest stupa in Nepal, it lies about 5KM east of the center of Kathamndu, Thamel. The stupa stands on a three-tiered platform raised over the crossed rectangles to bring out the yantra form. The stupa has believed to have been built in the 5th century A.D during the reign of the Licchivi Kings.
Shivapuri Peak Hike
Shivapuri Peak Hike is the greatest and also full-day hiking trail in Kathmandu.
Location: Northern Part of Kathmandu
Hike Start Point: Budhanilkantha
Elevation: 2730m/ 8,957 Feet
Shivapuri National Park is home to 177 species of birds, 102 species of butterflies, and 129 species of mushrooms.
The surveys have recorded the existence of Indian Leopards, Himalayan Black bears, Deer, Wild Boar, and more in the park. Shivapuri Peak Hike is the best warm-up before heading into the higher mountains trekking. And, also good for them we are doing City Tour, Cultural Tours in Nepal. Shivapuri National Park is home to the source of the holy Bagmati River. Budhanilakantha is the starting point and takes about 3-4 hours to hike. The summit offers spectacular views of the Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Range, and Jugal Himal range.
Manaslu circuit trek had officially opened for the tourist in 1991 A.D. Up to the year the 2010s, the most popular camping trek. Now, the camping trek has shifted to teahouse because of expanding roads linking the rural villages with the cities. In the previous days, we used to trek through the Gorkha Bazaar, and Arughat would be the first camp. But now, we drive up to Machhekhola directly from Kathmandu. It has shortened to 15 days of trekking from three weeks. But it lacks the charm and beauty of camping in the different locations, primarily on the bank of Budhi Gandaki River.
Why Manaslu Circuit Trek?
No doubt, Manaslu is rich in Nature and Culture. From beginning to end, each day – dawn to dusk, we enjoy natural phenomena and locals. Mt. Manaslu ( 8156m) is the world’s Eights Highest Moutain, and we go to notch the peak. Larkey La Pass (5106m) is the igniter of the Manalsu trek. Exploring the Gurung Village and diving into the Gurung culture is another richness.
Less crowded than well-known trekking trail such as Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp etc.
It does not require the domestic flight
Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
Day 2 Permit issue day in Kathmandu (Check the Public Holiday)
Day 3 Drive to Machha Khola (900 m) via Arughat Bazaar Gorkha (640m) and Soti Khola (775m)
Day 4 Trek to Jagat (1,340m)
Day 5 Trek to Deng (1860m)
Day 6 Trek to Namrung (2,630 m)
Day 7 Trek Trek to Sama Gaon(3,500m) via Lho (3,200m)
Day 8 Acclimatization and exploration day
Day 9 Trek to Samdo (3,860 m)
Day 10 Acclimatization at Samdo.
Day 11 Trek to Larke Phedi (4460m)/ Dharmasala
Day 12 Cross Larkya La (5,215m) and trek to Bhimphedi/ Bhimphedi(3,590m)
March to May and September to November is a perfect times. However, winter is also suitable if you adjust to the cold. You may expect some snowfall during the time.
What does the permit cost?
September – November
USD 100 per person/week
USD 15 per person/day (beyond a week)
December – August
USD 75 per person/week
USD 10 per person/day (beyond a week)
How to get Machhakhola and route?
Take a private Jeep/ 4WD
The trek is wild and remote, yet there are teahouses at everyday stage, so trekkers don’t need to bring tents and food, making it more accessible and affordable than similar treks.
The trailhead is reached over land, avoiding the need for domestic flights.
The first part of the trail follows the Buri Gandaki, a deep, long river gorge, with many suspension bridge crossings.
The scenery provides all Nepal has to offer: you’ll trek from the subtropical jungle at lower elevations, through the Himalayan foothills to the high, cold and challenging crossing of the Larkya La above 5,100 meters / 17,000 feet.
Nepal is great choice for Indigenous Tour.Indigenous peoples are them who have rich, most unique and diverse cultural expressions that have developed over thousands of years.These expressions represent a pull factor for potential tourists who wish to experience indigenous natural and cultural heritage in physical, intellectual and emotional terms.
Indigenous Peoples In Nepal
Tamang People – Middle Nepal
Gurung/ Ghale- Middle West Nepal
Rai/ Limbu – Eastern Nepal
Tharu – Southern West Nepal
The Tamang community is the indigenous inhabitants of the Hills outside northern Kathmandu. Tamang people speak Tibeto-Burman languages, and their ancestry belongs to Tibet. Tamang Heritage Trail of Langtang is the best option for those who want to learn and explore in depth of the Tamang community.
Rai and Limbu
Limbu, the second most numerous tribe of the indigenous people called Kiranti, living in Nepal, on the easternmost section of the Himalayas east of the Arun River.
Kirat Rai Cultural Trail, Limbu Trekking Trail of Eastern Nepal are the quite famous trekking trails.
The Gurung people live in Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Lamjung, Parbat, Dolpo and Syangja, Dhading districts. They speak the Sino-Tibetan Gurung language.
Ghandruk and Ghale Gaoun Trekking trail are the famous for the Gurung Culture.
Tharu people have been living in the Terai since at least the 10th century. They claim to be descendants of the Śākya and Koliya peoples who lived in the ancient city of Kapilvastu. Tharu are scattered over most of the Terai.
Indigenous people are scattering all over Nepal. It offers magnificent views of Valleys, Terai, and the Himalayas.
We can learn and share cultures.
Enjoy the untouched beauty of these communities.
It is difficult and takes a long time to explore all communities at once.
Challenging an overnight stay in some communities because of the lack of awareness, marketing, and improper infrastructures.
It is difficult and will not get the proper answer of Why visit? It depends on what the trekkers assume or how they dream about the Everest base camp. Some trekkers enjoy the Himalayan view, and others enjoy the core culture and practices.
Every year thousands of tourists visit Everest Base Camp with a different goal. Everest Base Camp is not only for trekking but also has been famous as the wedding spot, dating location, and nest of a couple of lovely birds. Since 2015, we have also done a couple of wedding programs in Everest. The most significant was the wedding of the gay couple at Everest Base Camp. Every year thousands of married or unmarried couples visit the EBC either for a date or to exchange the ring with the witness of the giant peak of Mt. Everest. Many of the trekkers trek only for reaching base camp. Others may visit to see the campsite and climbing arrangement.
Gay Wedding in Everest
As per our experiences, trekkers also visit the EBC to explore Sherpa architects, and he does not care for the Himalayas and the weather. He was enjoying the holidays by capturing photos of doors and windows. Some visit Everest to Kiss their beloved in front of Mt. Everest. If they could not see Mt. Everest, that was disappointed for them whether they saw other mountains or not, do they do not have any interest in others such as architects, culture or costumes.
When is the best time to visit Everest Base Camp?
Every month is possible to visit EBC, though Spring and Autumn are considered the peak season. Generally, the Summer and Winter are less flow on trekking. The core climbers who are visiting Spring and mid-Autumn. Trekkers visit EBC almost throughout the year.
Who can visit EBC?
Everyone can visit the base camp, though the age may play a role. Generally, from 13 to 65 years old person can trek over there. But it requires good health and mental conditions. We have to be able to carry a small day pack with a water bottle and a few chocolates etc.