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  • 01What is the distance of Everest Bas Camp trek?

    One of the most iconic treks in the world, the Everest Base Camp trek is of a lengthy distance of 130 Km, that is 65 Km each way. A lot of experienced, as well as novice trekkers, complete this trek with ease. But of course, trekking continuously at a high elevation can get pretty strenuous. Because of this, the trekkers regularly take adequate breaks to gradually get acclimatized to the high altitudes. 

    So, usually, this trek is divided into 12-14 days. Out of these, around 8-9 days are for hiking where you will be walking for 6-8 hours, that is, approx 15 Km per day through the lofty mountains and uneven terrains. The other few days are fitted in between for your acclimatization. Even though 15 km in a day is not much for a person with normal physical fitness, the rugged terrains and the unreliable weather can slow you down.

    If you are doing this trek during the winters, you will have to be more gradual and more careful as the stunning snow-clad trails can turn out to be challenging.  If you are going with a trek operator, they will make sure about all the meticulous planning for the whole trek. You just have to take care of packing the appropriate clothing and equipment.

    The walking will perhaps be easier as the porters hiking along with you will be carrying your luggage the whole time. But if you are going on your own or with your own group of friends, keep in mind that you will have to prepare, plan out and execute the trek carefully to prevent any mishaps from occurring. Covering the total distance of 130 Km also depends on your experience as a trekker.

    If you have done this trek or similar high altitude treks before, then you can expect your body to support you better in the trek. You may complete this difficult trek without much strain and exhaustion. 
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  • 03What is the length of Everest Base Camp trek?

    The length of the Everest Base Camp is carried out for 12-15 days depending on the trek you choose. There are several other routes as well like Jiri to Everest Base camp or Gokyo treks. Although, these generally take longer days. It would take a minimum of 10 days to reach the Everest Base Camp by any route as there difficult rises and steeps, and around 3 days to Lukla, as the descend is comparatively easier.

    If you are looking for an easier option and avoid this laborious trek from Nepal, you can take the road from Tibet. One drawback of this route is that you cannot travel independently. You will have to book a planned tour with a registered tour operator.

    Day 1: Reach Kathmandu where you will be spending the night.
    Day 2: Fly to Lukla and then walk till Phakding ( 9 Km- approx 3.5 to 4 hours)   
    Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (12 Km- approx 5-6 hours)
    Day 4: Acclimatization day at Namche. No walking, but maybe a 20-minute hike above Namche for a view of Mt Everest and Lhotse.
    Day 5: Hike from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (10 Km- approx 5 to 6 hours of walking)
    Day 6: Continue your trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (12 Km- approx 6 to 7 hours)
    Day 7: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
    Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Dughla/ Thukla (4.5 Km- approx 3 to 3.5 hours)
    Day 9: Keep going from Dughla/ Thukla to reach Lobuche ( 3 Km- approx 3.5 hours)
    Day 10: Resume your hike from Lobuche to Gorakshep then to Everest Base Camp and trek back down to Gorakshep (15 Km- approx 8 hours)
    Day 11: Start hiking to Kala Patthar and then descend to Pheriche ( 13 Km- approx 7 hours)
    Day 12: Commence your trek from Pheriche to reach Namche Bazaar (14 Km- approx 8 hours)
    Day 13: Descend from Namche Bazaar to arrive at Lukla (15 Km- approx 8 hours)
    Day 14: From Lukla, touchdown Kathmandu by flight (138 Km- approx 35 minutes flying time)
    Day 15: End your journey and depart from Kathmandu for your onward flight.
  • 04What is the Elevation of Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Everest Base Camp is a high elevation trek with multiple altitudes. This is the most crucial part of your trek. The lowest point from where you start trekking will be Lukla at 2800 meters and the highest point from where you can get a clear view of Mount Everest peak, is Kala Patthar elevated at a staggering 5645 meters. As you climb up, you will be able to feel the effects of the ascent in your body.

    Each day, you will gain an elevation of approx 400-500 meters as you trek towards the Everest Base Camp. You will be given days of rest in between your journey when you won’t have to hike so that you get acclimatized to the higher altitudes at a steady pace. That doesn’t mean you can sleep in your lodge. Now mind you, that can have opposite effects on your body.

    It is necessary for you to be active during the acclimatization days as well. You can go out, explore the region and most importantly get used to the altitude. These days in between the trek are important as you will be able to reduce the chances of suffering from Acute Motion Sickness. Below you will be able to see the various altitudes that are increasing day by day in the standard trek.

    Day 1: Kathmandu (1400m)
    Day 2: Lukla, Phakding (2800 m, 2652 m)
    Day 3: Namche Bazaar ( 3440 m)
    Day 4: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
    Day 5: Tengboche (3860 m)
    Day 6: Dingboche ( 4360 m)
    Day 7: Acclimatization at Dingboche
    Day 8: Dughka/Thukla (4620 m)
    Day 9: Lobuche (4940 m)
    Day 10: Gorakshep- Everest Base Camp- Gorakshep (5170 m, 5364 m)
    Day 11: Kala Patthar, Pheriche (5645 m, 4940 m)
    Day 12: Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
    Day 13: Lukla (2800 m)
    Day 14: Kathmandu (1400 m)
    Day 15: Departure

Adventure in Kathmandu

Attractions in Kathmandu

Trekking in Kathmandu

Nature and wildlife in Kathmandu

Camping in Kathmandu

Tent stays in Kathmandu

Attractions

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Hanuman Dhoka

Founded during the 4thto 8thcentury, AD, Hanuman Dhoka is the royal palace in Kathmandu. This considerably expanded place is one of the most stunning destinations in the region. The sprawling palace, which was damaged during the 2015 earthquake is now extensively restored.

 After the restoration, people would be able to access the stunning courtyards and museums of this place without a hassle. The palace is impressive in mature. It is believed that Hanumana guarded important parts of this palace because of Lord Rama



Highlights:There’s a statue at this place that dates from 1672 AD and the god’s face seems to have disappeared due to application of vermillion by the devotees that come here from all over the world. The palace otherwise has large courtyards. Once the palace reopens, you can enjoy the handsome courtyard at the entrance and then, visit the Narsingha Statue or go to the audience chamber.

Location
:Kathmandu Square.

Timings
:Admission Fee with Durbar Square Ticket.

Price
:10: 30 am to 4 pm.
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Everest High Passes and Peaks

If you are looking for something in particular in the Everest region then it wouldn’t be complete without valleys, peaks and passes. If you are climber at heart and you are looking for some serious trekking experience then the best thing would be to visit Everest High Passes and Peaks. You cannot deny some mountain vistas which overlooks some beautiful sceneries too.



Best time to visit
: October to Mid-May.

Highlights
: The Cho La crosses a glacier and the view is not only going to leave you jaw dropped but is quite risky too.

Difficulty Level
: High, since it has high passes and peaks which makes it a very difficult trek.

Prices
: $1300
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Taleju Bell

When the kings ruled over Nepal, grievances were not solved through a toll free, customer care number. Rather, it was solved with the Taleju Bell. Of course, there weren’t any phones back then so the rulers found out new, unique ways to hear their disciples. The bell, which is ancient and huge hangs between two stout pillars, providing access to be rung.



Highlights
: The bell was erected by King Vishnu Malla in 1736. The idea for its construction was to make kings more accountable to the citizens. Over the years, petitioners have rung this bell to alert the king about their grievances. And their issues were sorted out. The bell was broken during the 2015 earthquake disaster, however the pavilion stayed intact. The place is being restored. The bell pavilion has an ornamental bridge that should be explored as well.

Location
: Patan, Nepal.

Timings
: From morning to evening.
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Kathesimbhu Stupa

The 17thcentury rendition of the renowned Swayambhunath temple, Kathesimbhu Stupa is one of the most popular Tibetan pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu. Located between Thamel and Durbar Square, the stupa was built using the left over materials from Swayambhunath temple complex. It is set in a hidden courtyard, surrounded by smaller stupas, engravings and statutes. Although well maintained and intact, this UNESCO World Heritage Site witnessed minor damages in the 2015 earthquake.



Highlights
:In the northwestern corner of the courtyard there’s a beautiful pagoda dedicated to Hariti, the goddess of smallpox whereas the northeast corner is adorned with the Drubgon Jangchup Choeling Monastery.

Location
:Kathmandu, Nepal.

Timings
:The complex is opened for public access the entire day throughout the week.

Price
:There is no admission charges for entry into the stupa complex.
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Asan

Asan, a shopper’s delight is one of the main marketplaces in central Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The place is a historic bazaar which has been popular for decades. The section is known for its festival calendar and strategic location as well.

Highlights
:Streets at Asan converge in a square, which makes it a perpetual, bustling region. The colors here are vivid and bright, which makes it more enticing for the travelers. A variety of merchandise and diverse range of products are sold at this place, which makes it more exciting for travelers. Here, you can buy anything from spices to textiles, bullions, electronics and food items. The market is home to several architectural sights as well.

Location
:Kathmandu.

Timings
:Open from morning to evening.

Price
:Entry is free. But you will have to pay for buying items.
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Pashupatinath

If you have a spiritual bent of mind then the best thing would be to visit the famous Pashupatinath Temple. This temple id dedicated to Lord Shiva and has attracted millions of Hindu followers. Most of the people visit this temples when they are living the final days before they meet death. 

The river Bagmati which flows along is considered to be the most sacred river for cremation. It is also believed that people who die here are reborn as humans again irrespective of their conduct on earth.



Highlights
: You can also visit Panch Deval which has five temple complex which was a holy shrine but not place for old people to stay.

Location
: Pashupatinath road , Kathamandu.

Prices
: USD 29.

Best time to visit
: You can viit this temple during anytime of the year but avoid visiting it during Mahashivratri and Teej festivals
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National Museum of Nepal

If you are a hard core history buff, this place is for you, where you will find many age old things reminding you of how once olden Nepal was. It is a very old museum and has some historic collection of arts, culture and paintings too. However one would also witness Buddhist gallery which has all the important information pertaining to Buddhism. The complete past of Nepal is neatly wrapped in this beautiful museum.



Highlights
: You would also find some wooden antiques along with bronze and copper. And you can also spot some amazing sculpture too.

Price
: Rs 150

Location
: Chhauni Road, Kathmandu.

Best time to visit
: Somewhere in October during evenings are the best time to visit.
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Kopan Monastery

Kopan Monastery is predominantly covered with Bodhi trees. Once upon a time this place was considered to be the residing place of astrologer for the king of Nepal. The view across this monastery is simply magical. It has accommodated some 360 monks, lamas, teachers and workers.

This monastery is the place where everybody residing here has devoted their time to study the teaching of Buddha Shakyamuni. Everybody is on the look around to follow the teachings of the founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Riponche.



Highlights
: Learn about the monastic tradition and how they live and what all did they practiced. Meditation, teaching and community services are some of the prominent features of this place.

Location
: Kopan, Kathmandu.

Best time to visit
: June.

Price
: US$25
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Bhaktapur

Witness one of the largest kingdom of the Kathmandu valley and you will be simply mesmerized with its breath-taking looks. It had some of the best preservation of the olden times, however, they were destroyed because of the recent earthquake in 2015. Near the roadside you will find many craftisans weaving cloth and chisel timber.



Highlights
: You can examine the beautiful temples which are studded stones and winding streets which makes you bring back memories of the olden times.

Location
: It is 1 hour and 35 minutes from flight.

Price
: NPR 2000.

Best time to visit
: March to April and October to November in late afternoon
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Rolwaling Trek

One of the most outstanding trek lies between Gaurishankar Himal and Rolwaling Himal. Highlights: You can take a walk through the Teahouse, Lodge and Camping. You can also get a glimpse of the Sherpa community and the beautiful and spectacular view of Himalayan range. This beautiful ares was first explored during the preliminary surveying of Mount Everest.



Price: Rs. 700 to Rs.1500.

Location
: You can take a bus from Kathmandu to Gongar Khola (6am and 8 am)

Highlights
: You can witness the beautiful landscape which ranges from Rhododendron and Juniper forests.

Best time to visit
: September, October, November along with March, April and May.

Difficulty Level: High.
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Three Passes Trek

This fabulous three pass trek is a doorway to the colossal Mount Everest. This trek is certainly the one which has been designed for the adventurers. The three passes are Renjo La, Cho La, and Kongma La. This trekking in Nepal involves going up and down so much that it becomes a little strenuous and exhausting. However, the warm and pleasant natured Sherpas can relieve you from all the exertion.



Highlights
: You can visit some renowned Sherpa villages and monasteries. Also you get a chance to dive deeper into the vibrant lifestyle of the Sherpas.

Best time to visit
: March to May and October to November.

Difficulty Level
: High.

Price
: 15$ per day/per person.
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Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek

If you can never run out of challenges then this trek is for you. You will be climbing at an altitude of 6,060 m. What makes this trek even more fascinating is that it allows you to explore some of the off beaten and less travelled tracts of Nepal Himalayas.



Highlights
: The trek also allows you to pass through the Gurung villages which are truly marvellous and you will get to spot some of the beautiful terraced fields too.

Best time to visit
: March or May whichever suits you the best.

Difficulty Level
: High, because the trek is quite strenuous.

Price
: Rs 3000 NRs.
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Pharchamo Peak

A glaciated snow peak trek which is one of the dangerous one even for the most professional peak climbers. Despite the dangers involved it has enclosed some of the most beautiful scenic places too. The route to this peak starts from Tashi Lapcha which has some of the most potential dangers enclosed in it.



Highlights
: The trekking makes you witness some of the remote valleys of Rolwaling to Khumbu region.

Best time to visit
: April, May, October and November.

Price
: 2500 USD per person.

Difficulty Level
: High, it is advisable to walk for a while in the park before climbing the peak to ensure that the climbing is ensured.
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the Casino Royale

Take some time off! Feel free and enjoy your stay at Kathmandu by visiting Casino Royale. The place is a gaming and casino center that has over twenty games and thirty gaming machine. The property includes two restaurants as well, along with a hotel that supports over 110 rooms.

The place has several poker games that you can sit and enjoy, including baccarat, blackjack and flush, paplu and roulette. The place includes restaurant, coffee house and a bar as well where you can sit and take off your mind. This is a visit that will help you de-stress and rejuvenate, taking away the stresses of your life. At the same time, you can even book a hotel room and choose among the suites to stay comfortably.


 Location:The Casino is located in Kathmandu.

Cost
:USD 50-1000.

Best Time
:All around the year.

Difficulty Level
:Easy.
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Monasteries

If you are looking for inner peace and introspection then what could be better than monasteries. The tranquillity that these monasteries offer will let you come to terms with your inner disturbances. You can indulge in deep meditation which will truly be a bliss for you.

The monks recite sutras where you can feel the positive vibrations. Feel the vibrations which will make you feel as if you are in trance. You might find several monasteries which are not just beautiful but at the same time are truly peaceful too.



Highlights
: Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu is a must watch in Nepal.

Best time to visit
: October.

Prices
: Rs.500
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Temples

There are times when you want to meet you inner self and for all such moments you can visit temples. Therefore, Nepal is also considered to be the “City of Temples”. You can simply keep hopping from one temple to another in search of tranquillity. Nepal is predominantly surrounded with many Buddhist temple in and around.



Highlights
: Pashupatinath is the famous temple to visit in Nepal.

Best time to visit
: Mornings are usually the best time to visit temples.
 
Prices
: Rs 1000

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