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    Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek
    16 N / 17 D
    A trek which takes you into the heart of the mountains and the culture of the Everest region to the foot of the great peak itself. Commencing in Lukla (Airstrip for Everest) you trek up to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazar). A day is spent here for acclimatization and just soaking up the atmosphere of this bustling village before heading on up through Tenboche (Visiting the great monastery) ...
    Day to Day Tsum Valley Trekking
    19 N / 20 D
    You can take a direct bus from Kathmandu to Arughat (Gongabu Bus Park, 6am and 8am, or to Dhading and change, or to Malekhu on the Kathmandu-Pokhara road and change twice. In any case, allow a day for travel due to breakdowns and the very rough unsealed road from Dhading to Arughat, which can become impassable with rain. Alternatively, a 4WD jeep (6h) may get you there more...
    Nar to Mustang Trek
    30 N / 31 D
    Check in, you can either take a rest, hang around in the city, visit our office; it all depends upon your interests and condition. After breakfast, at 9 am sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath( famous Hindus temple in south Asia, Boudhanath (Biggest Buddhist stupa in the world) Patan city (16 century royal palace), Syambhunath( Buddhist hill top temple), Kathmandu City.
    Mera Peak Amphu Labtsa Trek
    21 N / 22 D
    Arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM). Overnight at Hotel. After breakfast we can enjoy a free day on our own or participate in a sightseeing program. The sightseeing program is focused to introduce some highlights and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Durbar square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath.
  • Nepal General Information :
    About Nepal :
    Wedged between the high wall of the Himalayas and the steamy jungles of the Indian plains, Nepal is a land of snow peaks and Sherpas, yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras.
    History of Nepal :
    Nepal is a country that has a glorious history. The Gopalas and Mahishapalas are believed to have been the earliest rulers with their capital at Matatritha, the south-west corner of the Kathmandu Valley. The Mallas, in their 550 year rule, built numerous temples and magnificent palaces with picturesque squares. It was also during their rule religious festivals were introduced, literature, art and music were encouraged and society and the cities became well organized. After the death of Yaksha Malla, the valley was divided into three kingdoms : Patan (Lalitpur), Kathmandu (Kantipur) and Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon). Around this time, the Nepal that we know today was divided into about 46 independent principalities. One among these was the kingdom of Gorkha with a Shah ruler.
    On May, 2008, the newly elected Constituent Assembly declared Nepal a Federal Democratic Republic, abolishing the 240 year-old monarchy. Nepal today has a Prime Minister heading the Government and President as Head of State.
    Geography of Nepal :
    Nepal is a landlocked country in Southern Asia, between Tibet autonomous region of China and India. The country can be divided into three main geographical regions : Mid Hill Regions, Himalayan Region and Terai Region. The Highest point in the country is Mt. Everest (8848 m) while the lowest point is in the Terai plains of Kechana Kalan in Jhapa(60m).
    The Himalayas (above 3000m) comprises mountains, temperate forest and alpine pastures. Eight of the 14 eight-thousanders peak of the world lie in Nepal : Mt. Everest or Sangarmatha (8848m), Kanchenjunga( 8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu(8463m), Cho Oyu(8201m), Dhaulagiri (8186m), Manaslu (8163m) and Annapurna (8091m). The inner Himalayan valley (above 3600 m) such as Mustang and Dolpa are cold deserts sharing topographical characteristics with the Tibetan plateau. Nepal holds the so called 'waters towers of South Asia' with its 6000 rivers originating in the Himalayas. Medium sized rivers like Babai, Bhagmati, Kankai, West Rapti, Kamla and Mechi originate in the Midlands and Mahabharat Range.
    People in Nepal :
    The population of Nepal according to a recent survey was recorded to be about 26.62 million. The population comprises of about 101 ethnic speaking over 92 languages. The distinction in caste and ethnicity is understood more easily with a view of customary layout of the population. Though there exists numerous dialects, the language of unification is the national language, Nepali. English is spoken by many in Government and business offices. It is the mode of education in most private schools of Kathmandu and some other cities.
    How to Reach :
    By Air:
    The Tribhuvan International Airport is located in Kathmandu, just beyond the outer ring road. Not all the nations in the world have direct flights from and to Nepal. A very few places like Hong Kong, Delhi, Bangkok, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Dubai, Bangalore and Mumbai are easily accessible from Nepal.
    But the service and the routes are improving with every passing day, so it is advised to check the updated routes before planning. It is also suggested that one should reach the respective airport at least 3 hours before check-in as the service desks for Nepal are very few in number and the service is not very quick.
    By Train :
    Neither is the train service reasonably great in Nepal, nor are they advised. There is only one cargo train between Nepal and India but the slow speed and umpteen stoppages kill all the thrill.
    By Road :
    By road, there are 5 entry points from India and one entry point from Tibet. From Tibet, Kodari is the gateway to Nepal, and is open for all the tourists.
    From India, the entries are : The Sunauli-Bhairawa border(Varanasi), the Raxaul-Birganj border (Patna), and Siliguri-Kakarbhitta (Darjeeling),The Banbassa-Mahendrenagar border near Delhi. The bahraich-Nepalganj border near Lucknow which is easily accessible via Delhi by train or by air.
  • Nepal Visa Entry Formalities :
    Visa can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on Nepal-India border and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. Visa can also be obtained (renewal purposes) at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Immigration Department has not specified the size of the passport-size photo.
    Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency : Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
    a. Tourist Visa :
    Visa Facility Duration Fee
    Multiple entry 15 Days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
    Multiple entry 30 Days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
    Multiple entry 90 Days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
    b. Gratis (Free) Visa :
    For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.
    Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
    c . For Indian National :
    As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian Nationals Traveling to Nepal must posses any One of the following documents.
    1. Passport
    2. Driving License with photo
    3. Photo Identity card issued by a Government Agency
    4. Ration Card with Photo
    5. Election Commission Card with Photo
    6. Identity Card issued by Embassy of India in Kathmandu
  • Frequently asked Question :
    1. Do I have to be strong to participate in Sikkim Trekking?
    You have to be physically fit to undertake such event and not necessary that you must be a muscle man.
    2. What happens if I get sick while in the mountain?
    Though extreme care has been taken to frame the itinerary to avoid high altitude sickness, yet if you get sick, support staff will bring you down to lower altitude immediately after available medication.
    3. How do I avoid altitude sickness?
    You must ascend slowly and gradually, must have good intake of water, good food and good sleep. Do not rush to higher altitude, after all you have come to enjoy. Before departure from your home town, consult your doctor.
    4. Do you carry First Aid Kit?
    First Aid Kits are available in all the camps, which will give support for emergencies.
    5. What are the weather conditions during the trekking?
    The month of April and May and October and December is good time to trek in Sikkim Himalaya, night temperature at the highest point is 4 degree calicoes. Sun shines, generally mountains are clear.
    6. Who will carry the baggage?
    Local porters and pack animal (yaks) are used to transport good and equipments including baggages.
    7. Do I have to carry any baggage?
    You are not required to carry any baggage except your day bag pack.
    8. Can I store un-necessary items in the base camp?
    What ever is not required during the trek, you can store in the base camp.
    9. Where do we sleep during the night?
    Tents or trekker's huts are used during the night. We provide sleeping mats.
    10. Can I get a separate tent to myself?
    Sleeping tents are on twin sharing. If needed it is available.
    11. How do I prepare?
    Carry following things: Hat or Peak Cap, Trousers, Shorts, Warm Jackets, Torch light, Toilet papers, wind breaker, sleeping bags, walking shoes, warm shocks, sun glasses, toiletries, wool pullover, gloves, umbrella, water bottlel.
    13. What tents are used during?
    Sleeping tents, dining tents, toilet tents, kitchen tents.
    14. What happens if I bring valuables?
    We advise that you do not bring any valuables such as gold wrist watch, ear rings, bangles and any other. Even if you must bring, that you will take care of these things and organizers are not responsible for any loss.

Sikkim Peak Tours & Travels /Sikkim Trekking
Lower Arithang, Deven Chettri Building,
Gangtok - 737101, East Sikkim, India
Tel : 03592 - 204347
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