04 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 Star/ 5 Star Category Hotel as per itinerary
14 Nights best Mountain lodge comfortable room with attached bathroom & hot shower where available
02 nights in tented Camp [ Island Peak Base Camp & island Peak high Camp] with Hot Meals
All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis [Single rooms can be organized during trek with extra cost]
For the 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu single rooms are available at a supplementary cost.
What kind of food I can expect during lodge trek??
Morning Breakfast [6:30-7:30 AM]
Tea or Coffee, Hot chocolate, lemon tea, hot milk or green tea
Eggs items- Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs, scramble eggs, Omelet etc
Bread items- Toast, Pancakes, Chapati & Tibetan Bread etc
Porridge with Honey, musli with milk etc
Afternoon Lunch [12:30 – 1:00 PM]
Curry with Rice, Pasta, Noodles item, fried rice and fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo etc
Evening Dinner [6:00-8:30 PM]
Sherpa Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop
Dal bhat tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry, Lassani, Pizza, Home Made Pasta etc
Fried potatoes with vegetables, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mash potatoes with Chesse
******* Extra special from Mountain Sherpa Trekking *******
Welcome/farewell Dinner with live Cultural Show at typical Nepali Restaurant
Safe Drinking Water
You can get bottled water all the way up to base camp but the price per liter goes higher and multiplies significantly. It is recommended to bring steripen (UV filtration) or iodine tabs for water purification with soft plastic bags so that you can purify the water from local source and make it safe for drinking purposes. At tea houses you will be served with boiled water. And please be noted that don’t drink water from local taps and resources as it would prone you to water borne illness and affects the whole trekking journey.
******* Climate and Seasonality *******
Nepal is subject to monsoon which determines the choice of trekking areas depending on the season: Spring Seasons [March to May] is ideal to watch the explosion of vegetation, including rhododendrons, and from around the Annapurna sanctuary trek to Everest, Generally clear skies in the morning, marked cloudiness in the late afternoon. The more we advance towards the month of May (monsoon), the more clouds rise early.
[Mid September to November] This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approx. above 20degC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as to -5degC at the higher altitudes.
Summer Season Starts from June to September. Dolpo trekking and Mustang trekking of Nepal, and Tibet tour can be done in the monsoon.
Winter, from Mid December to late February, the cold is dry, the clear sky, the sunshine ... Many benefits without the tourist season. For example, short trek like chisopani and nagrkot trek,ghorepani poonhill trekking,Ghandruk Village trek would ideal for Winter Treks.
******* Travel Insurance *******
It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you are insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs, air ambulance and helicopter rescue services). We also strongly recommend that you take out delayed departure and cancellation insurance, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.
A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions.
We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your MSTE itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken in the trip to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan & India. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses.
For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet, Bhutan & India trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage.You need send us your copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.
Why book with us
COSTOMER SERVICE CHARTER
Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions are committed to providing excellent service. We will provide all the necessary help and support to ensure an enjoyable trip for you. Where we can, our focus is travelling sustainably to offer you a meaningful and low impact journey through Nepal.
We are committed to remaining honest and transparent to our clients, providing one on one consultation up until departure. We expect our clients to take advantage of this service either face to face or over the telephone/Skype to ensure a well prepared tour, we also provide pre-departure group briefings and look forward to any post-departure feedback. All of our previous clients have been highly satisfied with our service and it is important to us to maintain this in the years to come.Nepal is a land of many surprises and Mountain Sherpa trekking & Expeditions does our best to set the right expectations of the places, people, systems and services you may come across while visiting Nepal.
CARE OF PORTERS
These guys need a separate category - they are the backbone to our company. None of this is possible without them. They work tirelessly for us to make sure that your vacation is perfect. They arrange and carry all. They are always the last to leave a Lodge/campsite and first to arrive. We try to repay their effort with better treatment than any other company provides. We give proper salaries, equipment and insurance to all our porters. In fact most trekking and supply porters come from the lowlands and ascend to work during the trekking seasons. We work with this village to ensure their families have all the tools they need and their children are set for school. We donate books, computers and even a teacher and have brought clients to help whenever interested. We are lucky to have these guys and will always think of special ways to honor them.
GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITY
Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions was created with the purpose to give back. It is very important for those who can to help those who can't. We don't see this happening enough in Nepal and it was the inspiration for this company. We work closely with one of the main supporters of Mountain Sherpa Foundation, A non-political and non-profit social organization. Our foundation provides much-needed head start scholarships to less fortunate Sherpa children. In Nepal many children grow up in remote mountain villages, deprived of basic education. The Mountain Sherpa Foundation mission is to help the next generation find their way to a brighter future. For every booking of your trip, a small donation is made to this fund to provide full education scholarships to children. So far, we have 7 children in our program, and it grows every year. By doing this, we honor the dreams of our elders to make a better world. Although the Mountain Sherpa foundation is supported by Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expedition, we always welcome kindness of friends. For more details visit: Mountain Sherpa Foundation
LOCAL SHERPA OWNED COMPANY
We are 100% local Sherpa owned adventure Travel Company. We have some of the world most experienced and respected Mountain Sherpa guides as well as reliable, well-trained professional outdoor crew. Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions employee expert local Sherpa guides & staff. So, we assure 100% safety & guaranteed successful trip in Himalaya with us. We utilize as many local resources as possible, including local Sherpa guides and produce. With sustainability a main focus of ours, we do promote the new destinations to tourists which will in turn maximize the benefits for the local people of Nepal. We encourage the Nepali locals to preserve their culture and communities by sharing with them the understanding of the benefits of sustainability.
SAFETY- ALWAYS OUR FIRST PRIORITY
Every Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions Sherpa guide has received training in first aid from a physician. We conduct mandatory training every year – every single Mountain Sherpa trekking guides attend. When guiding you, they will have with them a first aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea cuts/ scrapes, etc.) and oxygen. They know how to make you feel better.
In case something unexpected happens and you feel you can no longer complete the trek, they will figure out the safest and quickest way off the course and to a clinic. You will never be left alone, you will have a member of the team escort you every step of the way until safely with a doctor. When you are feeling up to it, we will make sure that you still have the chance to visit Everest base camp and re-connect with your group or you can explore the area on lower part.
NO HIDDEN FEES
We are very clear about what is and is not included in our tour prices. Some of the lower priced trekking companies do not include such basic things as accommodation in city and food during trek. Also our price includes best expert local Sherpa guides & staff. We are only one company in Nepal that employee 100% local Sherpa guides. Many companies use unskilled guides & even do not carry basic first aid kits.If you are comparing prices, be sure you take into account exactly what you are getting. If they are vague about it, chances are you will find yourself with some unexpected expenses! No surprise expenses from Mountain Sherpa Trekking & expeditions!
100% GUARANTEE DEPARTURE
For all of our treks and tours we only require a minimum of two travelers. The majority of our clients have at least 2 in their group, which means that you can choose virtually any date to start your tour or trek. If you are traveling solo, we are very happy to place you in one of our existing groups, subject to availability. For solo traveler, we also organize special private trek.