- pricing details
With Optional Climbs of Lobuche East (6119m) or Island Peak (6189m)
- PRICES & DATES
- NOT INCLUDED
- ADDITIONAL INFO
Trek Only: $3,295 USD (Double Occupancy)
Deposit: $700 USD
Single Supplement: $225 USD
With Either Climb: $3,895 (Double Occupancy)
Deposit: $1000 USD
Single Supplement: $225 USD
Trek Only: April 12 - May 2
With Mt. Lobuche: April 12 - May 3
With Island Peak: April 12 - May 6
Trek Only: October 18 - November 7
With Mt. Lobuche: October 18 - November 8
With Island Peak: October 18 - November 11
- Local transportation to and from the Kathmandu Airport
- 3 Scheduled hotel nights in Kathmandu (double occupancy)
- Transportation around Kathmandu during sightseeing
- Entry fees for selected sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Airfare (Round trip) from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Personal medical and evacuation insurance
- All required trekking permit fees
- Professional US, English speaking Lead Guide
- Co-lead by professional Nepali Guide
- Assistant guides, cook and kitchen helpers as required
- Porters and yaks to carry your main gear on trek
- All lodging accomodations while on trek (double occupancy)
- All meals while on the trek
- Tea or coffee will be included with meals while on trek
- Water will be available to be treated with your tablets, drops, or Steripen during trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
- All camping and Kitchen gear(see GEAR page for required personal gear)
- Airfare to and from USA (or home country) and Kathmandu
- Excess baggage fees during international flights if applicable
- Entry visa or airport tax for international flights
- Trip cancellation insurance
- Selected meals in Kathmandu during 'free time'
- Hotel mini-bar or other room service at Kathmandu hotel
- Miscellaneous services such as internet, laundry, phone calls
- Bottled water, sodas and bar bill on the trek
- Tips (see next tab 'Additional Info' for information on tipping practices)
- Personal trekking and climbing gear (see 'GEAR' page for required gear)
- Souvenir purchases
- Extra nights stays in Kathmandu before or after the trip
With regards to personal expenses while in Nepal, American Dollars are the preferred method of payment. Cash, or cash in conjunction with a small amount of travelers checks is another good option. Kathmandu also has over 20 ATM machines, and many travelers simply withdraw money as needed. With regards to which type of money, and how much—please bring what you are comfortable with, and the list below should help.
Please call your bank and credit card companies and let them know that you will be in Nepal so that they won’t freeze your account when you use your card. Credit Cards are accepted only at larger hotels. Smaller places do often accept credit cards, but charge a fee. We will work with you closely in Nepal to change money to Nepalese rupees for the trek and for use in Kathmandu.
- Traveling Money: Most trekkers change a few hundred dollars in Nepal before departing on the trek. This is for bottled drinks, tips, purchases made along the trek and shopping—though many people do the majority of their shopping in Kathmandu. Trekkers may bring additional cash for expenses and emergencies.
- Tipping: Is always entirely up to you, and most trekkers generally tip $125 total to the Sherpa staff (We usually have about 8 staff assisting with the trek including kitchen crews and porters). In Kathmandu restaurants, tip 10% (if service charge is not already on the bill).
- Drinks: We provide boiled water throughout the trek. Some people prefer or supplement this with bottled water which runs from $1- $3/ bottle along the trekking route. Note: you will need 4 bottles a day per person. Many hot and cold drinks such as tea, tang, cocoa, coffee and juice are provided as part of the trek.
Bartering is expected from street vendors in Nepal. A good rule of thumb is to start with roughly 1/2 of the cost and work out a deal from there. It is important to respect the vendor in this process—if you offer a price and the vendor agrees to it, you should always buy the item. Most vendors in Nepal will not accept US dollars, or will give you a poor exchange rate.
Although the locals are warm and friendly people, poverty and therefore thievery, is a problem. Always keep your wits about you and be aware of your surroundings. When with other people, watch out for each other. Large crowds are prime locations for pick-pocketing to occur. Keep your money in a money belt or hidden pouch that you wear around your neck and under your shirt. When purchasing items, do not pull out lots of money. We advise that you leave all valuable jewelry, including fancy watches, at home. Thieves often work in pairs or groups - one tries to distract you (i.e.: by squirting food on your clothing) and in your ensuing confusion, another one makes off with your belongings.