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Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Lobuche East Peak Climbing


Trip Fact

Best Month:

March/May & Sep/Nov

Max Elevation:


Walking hours Per Day:


Trip Duration:

17 Days

Trip Grade:

Moderate & Challenging


Hotel & lodge with camping on climb.

Group Size:


Lobuche is name of the peak and place also spelt Lobuje in the local language which is located in close to Khumbu glacier in the Everest Region. There are two main peaks namely Lobuche East and Lobuche west. Both peaks are lies above then Lobuche settlement. The Lobuche East Peak is categories the “Trekking Peak” because permit issue by National Mountaineering Association (NMA) and Lobuche West Peak is “expedition peak”. So, Lobuche East Peak Climbing is second popular climbing peak in the Khumbu Valley as well as climbed more frequently than the Lobuche West Peak. 

Lobuche East Peak requires a basic knowledge of rock and ice climbing training at high altitude because you will walk on rock and ice during the summit day.  After summit the peak, you can see and enjoy 360 degree panoramic mountain views including of Mt Everest 8848 m, Mt.Lhotse 8516 m  Mt.makalu 8456 m and other many mountains. Beside the climbing experience, you can enjoy Sherpa cultural and Buddhist religion, warm friendly hospitality from local people, spotless lake, amazing view of High Mountain, remarkable landscape, lush high valley  in the worlds heritage site (Sagarmatha National Park) are the other interesting fact  of Lobuche East  Peak climbing.

Lobuche East Peak Climbing trail starts from Lukla after 35 minute morning flight from Kathmandu with experience and trained climbing guide. They make to your trail more easy and comfortable during the trip. Our guide leads your trail through get way to Mt. Everest and you will visit Namche, Tengbochhe, Pangboche, Dengbuche,  Everest Base Camp and summit the peak. After summit the peak you can enjoy magnificent views of mountain and back descent to Pheriche. Then, you will follow same trekking trail to reach back to Lukla. This wonderful Lobuche East Peak Climbing trip complete with scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. If you give chance to us manage your climbing trip, which will be your best and unforgettable time in your life. So, High Pass Adventure is the agency you need to contact for Lobuche Peak Climb for customizing the itinerary, and cost as well as we provide to you best, climbing guide and strong necessity porter to complete the trip. 

Lobuche Peak Climbing Highlights 

  • Scenic Mountain flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Trekking experience in to the Everest region and Everest Base Camp
  • Climbing the beautiful Lobuche East Peak (6091 m)
  • Real mountaineering experience with less training 
  • -Perfect climbing peak for beginner’s climbers or experience trekkers
  • Spectacular views of many mountains from the summit 
  • Chance to observe the culture and lifestyle of Local Sherpa people
  • Easy to see wild life during the trekking

Why with us? 

Trekking and climbing in Nepal with High Pass Adventure means a lot. It means friendship, fun, convenience, adventure and above all the security and safety we bring. Our long experience in Nepal and true dedication guarantees your vacation is well thought out and planned to make the most beautiful journey of your lifetime. We are flexible for create a suitable itinerary and offer such a great combination of quality hotel, small group size trip, family tour, solo trekking, honeymoon trip, group trekking.  Also our guides have general knowledge about first aid kits and long years experience in the trekking fields and hire strong porters for supporting by carry the luggage. 

Hence, your trekking in Nepal is leading by our professional and experience trekking guide who are joining with you from airport to airport and our strong porter will carry 2 trekkers’ bags (maximum 30 kg) to complete your trip in Nepal. 

Important Note:

Please be the responsive that taking a smaller aircraft for flight to the mountains region, where located Lobuche Peak.  Sometime could be bad and critical weather might delay your journey to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Himalayan and Hilly Region weather can be changeable sometimes. But, we will try to make the best itinerary days as it is possible. In case of flight delay and cancellation situation arises, there you need to extra few days before and after the trekking and climbing days from the itinerary. Our trekking staffs are experience and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking. 

Best Time to Climbing
Autumn Peak Climbing season (September to November) and spring climbing season (March to May) are the best climbing seasons for the Lobuche East Peak Climbing and all other peaks. The weather is sunny and warm with wonderful mountains views, compare with other climbing season. If you want and wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, culture and climbing, you can do this trip during the winter (December, January, February and June, July August) could also be an option. But, the temperature during winter could be callous for most climbers. 

Lobuche East Peak Climbing Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. welcomes you to in Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and company name. This person will take to you hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.


You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with experience tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pasupatinath and Boudhanath, which are best and popular place 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable privet vehicles before walk tour of these sites. There are interesting tour for full of fascinating insights in to Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, cultural of people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.


Our trekking guide will be transferred to you the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport by privet vehicles to depart for Lukla flight. You will board a flight and fly to Lukla with your trekking guide. You will be enjoying the scenic flight for about 35 minutes and land on Lukla airstrip (Tensing-Hillary Airport). You will meet your trekking porter and introduced. They are waiting to you in Lukla airport. Treks starts from Lukla after the Pasang Lhamo memorial Gate, through the Lukla town. Our trekking trail drops down to the Phakding Village through the Chheplung, Thadokosi,Ghat and some where forest as well. From the trail, you will see wonderful Mountain View of Kusum Kangru and kongde peak.


From Phakding, a trail goes continue north. There are a few uphill and downhill climb, through the forest of pine and rhododendron, suspension bridges and local Sherpa village will follow and take to you Monjo. Monjo is the gate way of the Sagarmatha Natrtional Park to Everest Base Camp Trek. Our trekking guide will manage the entrance fee of the Sagarmatha Notational Park. From the Manju Gate trail continue drops down to the bridge cross the Dudh Koshi River and you will get the Jorsalle village.  Your trekking trail continues follow the north and cross another bridge of same river and following the river bank trail until large Dovan. There is very high bridge on this river, we have to cross and we will climb into forest of pine tree on lot Zigzag trail until Namche Bazaar. Before get the Namche Bazaar we will see and enjoying first view of Mt Everest and other lot mountains.


Namche Bazaar is the beautiful town, elevation is 3440m. We have to stay two nights for acclimatization for further altitude. During the day time we have to hike up somewhere for acclimatization. There are two places for hike, one is the Thame village and another is Khumjung village. Your trekking guide decided to your plan for the hike up. After the breakfast you will visit either Thame Sherpa village or Khumjung Sherpa village. From the both side you will enjoying panoramic Mountain View, pine forest, mani wall, Gompa (Buddhist monasteries) and Sherpa village. And remain to your time can spend visiting the National Park Head office and Museum or relax in hotel.


After having breakfast from Namche, you will follow the trail by will walk north side and past a memorial chortan to Tenzing Norgay. From there you can enjoy beautiful panorama view of Kusum kangaroo, Thamserku, Khandega, Amadablam, Lotse, Everest, Nuptse and Tawaboche before get kyanjuma. From kyanjuma trail drop down to the bridge Phunki Thanga. You will cross the bridge and trail goes ascent to the Tengboche. If you are lucky you can see deer and pheasant bird. 


After breakfast in Tengbuche, you will visit that popular monasteries and continue walk to the Everest Base Camp. Trail drop down 30 minute through the green forest and reach the bridge. After cross the river trail is gently up until Denbuche. Along the trail you will enjoy wonderful Mountain View.


Acclimatization is most important time for going up, before you get your way to the Everest Base Camp. After breakfast, your trekking guide makes a plan, either take to you full day hike for Nangkar Tsang Hill for view of MT. Makalu 8516 m, Lotse  8556 m, barunche 7245 m and other popular mountain view or full day hike to Chukung.


From Dingboche trail goes slowly climb up to the long ridge through yak kharka, you will get Dhukla. From the ridge you can enjoying view of Taboche, Cholatse,Lobuche, Amadblam and khatega. Before get dhukla you will cross glacial stream. From dhukla trail continues goes up to dhukla pass, there are lot a number of memorials to lost climber and Sherpa. After pass this memorial place, comes easy trail to reach in the Lobuche. If you have extra time, you can either hiking up ridge for view of Khumbu Glaciar or rest in hotel.


This day will reach Everest Base Camp wonderful views. After breakfast from there, you will hurry to leave without wasting any time, continues walk to Goreshep through Italian Pyramid side, beside Khumbu glacier and terminal moraine. After lunch in Gorakshep you will enjoying view of Nuptse, Khumbutse, Chanhtse, Pumori, and lingtren mountain and you will continues hike to Everest Base Camp. You will spend few minute for enjoying your aim and take picture in Base Camp and get back to Gorakshep follow the same trail.


From the base Camp Everest is not visible. So, you have to hike Kalapathar for best sunrise view of Mt. Everest and other mountain. It takes 2 hours to reach top of the Kalapathar. Your trekking guide creates yours plan and tell to you about hike up. From the top you will enjoy golden color 360 degree panoramic Mountain View. After enjoying the view, you will back down to Gorakshep and have breakfast, packed your stuff and way back to Lobuche Base Camp for overnight stay. 

Tented Camp

After breakfast, you will walk up to Lobuche High Camp for lunch and climbing guide gives training about peak climbing technique. He will teach you about use the climber gear such as ice axe, climbing boot, jhumar, ropes harness and others things used at during the climbing. This training is necessary for your safety to summit the peak.  

Tented Camp

Early in the morning at 2am or 3am leave to the camp for heading up to the summit Lobuche East Peak because it is the best time for climbing the mountain. This part is quite challenging for the fitness climber so you have to need climbing skill. After summit the peak you will enjoy the greatest views of the mountain include Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, and many more and heading down to Pheriche for the overnight stay. 


You will have breakfast in Pheriche and you follow to continues trail to Namche through Somare, Pangboche, Tengbuche,Phungi Tanga and Kyanjuma. These parts already you walked up to Dingbuche.


You will have breakfast in Namche and you will continue downhill to large bridge from Namche. After cross large bridge of the Dudh Kosi River and you will following trail the bank of this river until Phakding, where you did spend first night to this trek. You will stop Phakding for the lunch. After lunch you will walk ascend to lukla.


 After last Breakfast in Lukla of your trip, you will catch morning flight to Kathmandu from the Lukla airport. In Kathmandu, Your trekking guide manage privet vehicle transfer you to your hotel. That day you can explore around market in Kathmandu. We will take to you for a farewell dinner in Nepali culture kitchen.


This is your last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take to you Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure time. If you are looking to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure help to you for your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. 


What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

Cost Include


  • Airport Pick up & drops 4 times domestic / International
  • All Ground-transportation above program
  • Flight Fair Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu (Guest and Guide)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • An experience English Speaking Guide
  • An experience climbing guide
  • 2 Night Tent camp at Lobuche Peak  Base Camp
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20 KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System Fees
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxy-meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary and insurance during the trek 
  • Duffel Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Personal equipment for trekking and climbing
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips for trekking staff


Lobuche Peak is a famous trekking peak located near by the Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking trail and it is  situated in the Everest region of Nepal and standing at 6119 meters high from sea level. This Lobuche Peak is normally attempted by climbers who wish to experience Himalayan climbing without tackling the extreme technical difficulties of some of the higher peaks. The climb usually offers spectacular views of surrounding mountains, including Mount Everest, making it a popular choice for adventure seekers from around the world.

There are two best seasons for trekking and climbing in Nepal. These are the autumn season (September to December) and spring season (March to May). So, the best time to climb Lobuche Peak is during the spring and autumn. These both seasons offer unbelievable chances to experience the natural beauty, cultural richness, excellent mountain views and enjoyable weather. Also a higher chance to summit the Lobuche Peak Climb without any problem. 

Yes, you can choose your own departure date on your suitable holiday. We have also fixed the departure date to Lobuche Peak Climb but that might not match on your holiday program.  So that  we can assist to create the best private itinerary on your own time frame but you have to choose the best season. 

Lobuche Peak located in the Everest Region of Nepal. Lukla is the Gateway to Everest region Trekking and climbing. That's why the Lobuche Peak Climbing route starts after a 25 minutes scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla  and ends at the same place. 

Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region including the Lobuche Peak Climbing route. There are many options to reach Lukla such as Kathmandu – Lukla, Ramechhap – Lukla, Jiri - Lukla and Salleri - Lukla. Anyway the main entrance point is Kathmandu to Lukla by plane. The flight duration is around 25-40 minutes from Kathmandu but In the busy trekking seasons, all domestic flights operate from Ramechap to Lukla. It takes 4 hours by private vehicle to Ramechhap and a 15 minutes flight to Lukla. Other options are longer than the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechhap. 

Sometimes there will be delays or cancellations to the Lukla flight due to weather conditions but we try to do our best for the flights. That’s why you have to need 2 /3 extra days for the Lobuche Peak Climbing. 
If the weather condition is really bad and you have a very tight program, you can charter a helicopter to complete the trip on time. The helicopter cost is the extra from the trip cost but needs minimum 1,500 meters visibility to operate the helicopter. We are always with you  to assist in arranging the Helicopter to fly in Lukla. 

There is a limited luggage weight for the Lukla flights.  The 15 kg of the luggage weight is allowed to each passenger, that also includes your hand carry bag. If you have more than 15 kg luggage weight, you have to pay 120 rupees extra per kg. 

The weight limit for porters is normally set by the Government of Nepal, local authorities and trekking associations of Nepal.  Local porters can carry more than 50 kg but maximum luggage weight for the trekking porter is 30 kg during the Nepal trekking. So, one porter will carry the 2 luggage to the Lobuche Peak Base Camp for Lobuche Peak Climbing. 

The duration of the Lobuche Peak Climbing trip depends on your reference such as itinerary, trekking place, trekking route, physical fitness, extra days for acclimatization and weather conditions. Anyway, the most famous route from Kathmandu to Kathmandu takes 13 days to 16 days to complete the Lobuche Peak Climbing and needs 2 days extra for your arrival and departure from/to your home.

The difficulty level of the Lobuche Peak Climbing is depending on some factors including your fitness, climbing knowledge and time of year you attempt the peak. Anyway, the Lobuche Peak is considered a moderate technical climb for novice climbers with proper preparation, training, and support. However, with proper climbing gear, instruction and training at Lobuche Peak Base Camp by our experienced, professional and well-qualified climbing guide help to develop your climbing skill. Then, you can successfully attempt the Lobuche Peak without any stress. 

Lobuche Peak climb is considered a non-technical peak but training is highly recommended  and requires a previous altitude trekking experience for Lobuche Peak Climbing. It is recommended to do regular exercise such as  normal walking, day hiking, running, biking, jogging, swimming and if you have a place for high altitude hiking, these are beneficial to successfully complete the Lobuche Peak Summit. 

The walking distance depends on your fitness level, the terrain, elevations and destination. Normally the walking hours range is 5 to 8 hours till to the Island Base Camp and back to Lukla but you have to walk 10 to 12 hours on the summit day of the Lobuche Peak Climbing. 

The cost of the Lobuche Peak Climbing trip depends on group size and your preference. The 14 nights 15 days trip from arrival and departure date to Lobuche Peak Climbing package cost can range from USD 1800 to 2500 per person. 

Yes, you can pay by either credit card, bank transfer,  or cash.  We recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining trip balance because the payment by credit card charges you 4 % extra service charge by bank. 

No, you can not use your card payment during trekking because there are no ATM and card machine facilities. So, we highly recommend you to withdraw some cash before departing for the journey from the city. 

If you want to cancel the trip and refund the advanced fund, these policies are very clear and simple. First, you have to send us an email about trip cancellation and then we process the cancellation of your hotel, transport and guide. About the refunds, 15% of the advance deposit that was your booking confirms the trip, it will be considered a cancellation fee. This fund will be difficult to resend back. That's why, you can postpone the trip to a later date or recommend to others friends or family to use this fund.  

The Lobuche Peak Climbing is very safe during the spring and autumn season with our experienced trekking and climbing guide. We (high pass adventure teams) guarantee clients safety and security by preparing necessary trekking gears, climbing gears and first aid kits to face any condition of risk. It is considered not safe during the summer and winter season because you have to face slippery and humid trails due to rainfall and snowfall.  High Pass Adventure crews will be always with you to assist all emergencies during the Lobuche Peak Climbing. 

It is a pretty busy trail to the Lobuche Peak Climbing route by internal and foreign travelers during the  spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons because the route is located nearby the Everest Base Camp trail.  But in the summer and winter seasons it is not a busy trail due to not good weather for the views, hikes and climbs. 

The height of Island Peak is 6,119 meters (20075 feet) above sea level. It is situated in Khumbu valley near the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail. After summiting the Lobuche  Peak, you will capture the  best view of surrounding mountains. 

The weather condition of Everest region is dependent on different seasons. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best weather conditions with milder temperatures including Lobuche Peak Climbing. Summer (June to August) and winter (December to February) seasons are not recommended because the weather is not good for trekking and climbing.  

Yes, you need travel insurance for Nepal trekking and climbing because it is compulsory. You have to make sure that it should cover the highest elevation of your trip for the emergency evacuation. If you need to recommend travel insurance companies, please check out the recommended list of the travel insurance companies. 

Yes, the trekking and climbing insurance of the guides and porters are necessary during the trekking and climbing in Nepal. So all staff of High Pass Adventure have life insurance for trekking and climbing in Nepal.  Furthermore, the daily wage of the guide and porter Meals, accommodation, insurance and required equipment cost are also included in your total cost. 

The places in the mountains region are always cold at night no matter which season or what time. The temperatures vary depending on the season and altitude but will be perfect temperature for trekking during the day time.  
So, It is recommended to bring suitable warm clothing, including thermal layers, a down jacket, a warm hat, gloves, and good quality trekking boots to stay warm and comfortable during the Lobuche Peak Climbing trip.

Yes, we provide you refundable trekking gear such as walking poles, sleeping bags and down jackets. Also we provide rope, ice-axe and camping tent  for the climbing. Rest of the equipment you have to manage yourself. 

Yes, you can buy or hire all the trekking and climbing gears in Kathmandu. There are many shops and offers the best price for trekking and climbing gear to sell or rent. We can assist to show the best shopping center to buy or rent the trekking and climbing gear in Thamel.  

There are tea houses and lodges available for accommodation with basic twin sharing rooms till Lobuche and two nights camping tent for the Lobuche Peak Climbing Trip. The room may have a basic bed with mattress, bed-sheet, blanket and pillow. We recommend to trekkers that you should bring a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort especially at higher altitude. Toilet and bathroom (shower) are the limit in the teahouses, so we have to share with other groups.
The teahouses usually offer a variety of local and international dishes but options will be limited compared with cities.  You may get local dishes such as chapati, rice (Dal Bhat), potato item, tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, Sherpa stew, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, thukpa and a few other foods.  They also offer the western food such as Pizza, roast, pasta and burger during the Lobuche Peak Climbing trip.  

The internet service is available at all tea houses along the way to Island Peak Base Camp but you have to pay extra fees. We advise you to not expect internet access for communication during the trek because the internet does not work well and fast.  There are also mobile phone network services along the Lobuche Peak Climbing route but not a strong network connection to the whole area to use the data. Our guide helps you to communicate with your family, friends or colleagues. 

Yes, you can charge all your electronics devices in a lodge but you also have to pay an extra cost.  Sometimes it is difficult to get a charging place and electric power during the busy trekking season, especially in higher places.  So we recommend you to bring your own power bank to charge your mobile and camera for the trekking in himalayas. 

Yes, you should bring advisable and basic medicines for the trip to Nepal including Lobuche Peak Climbing because the remote of the trekking routes where there is not a medical facility. 
If you have any allergies, it is important to ask with a healthcare or medicine specialist to consult about your detailed needs. They can advise you to take basic medicine depending on your health and trekking altitude. 

High Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a common anxiety during the trekking and climbing to higher altitude. It is not possible to completely remove the risk of altitude sickness but you can follow these below rules for prevention. There is less chance to get altitude sickness during the Lobuche Peak Climbing because you will have enough acclimatization day to reach the Base Camp of Lobuche Peak. 
Follow these rules for prevention: 
-Drink plenty of water
-Climb slowly
-Take it easy
-Do not drink alcohol
-Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates
-Sleep lower elevation 
-Take a medication (Diamox or Acetazolamide) according to doctor 

Yes, all trekkers need trekking and climbing permits to do Lobuche Peak Climbing where applicable. We manage all necessary permits to make your trip hassle-free. 

Yes, you need to carry your own bottle for drinking water during the Lobuche Peak Climbing, especially recommended to bring thermos. If you want to buy a bottle of water, the cost increases in every higher place. So the normal cost range of the one bottle water is 100 to 500 Nepali rupees. So we recommend you to use the water purification tablets or drops for drinking water. The thermos is more useful during the Lobuche Peak Climbing.  

Guide and porter will expect the tipping and they appreciate it after receiving it.  Porter and guides are part of the hero to successfully complete the trip and your tipping is a compulsory to appreciate their service to you during the trekking and climbing in Nepal. 

Traveller Useful Information

Getting There: Nepal 

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types 
There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause 
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping




Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking


Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention 
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:
Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor 

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