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Trip Summary

Trip Duration:
Trek Only: 21 Days

With Mt. Lobuche: 22 Days
With Island Peak: 25 Days

Price: Trek Only: TBA

With Either Climb: TBA

2015 Departure Dates: 

Trek Only: TBA

With Lobuche: TBA

With Isl. Peak: TBA

Trip Map

Trip Map

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Nepal Mt Everest Trek - regional information

With Optional Climbs of Lobuche East (6119m) or Island Peak (6189m)

Facts About Nepal

Population: 28,901,790

Area: 54,363 sq mi (140,800 sq km)

Population growth rate: 2.17% (2006 est.)

Capital: Kathmandu. 822,930 people. (4,265 ft elevation)

Independence Date: 1768

Government Type: In Transition

Sources of additional information:

CIA World Fact Book For Nepal

The Nepal US Embassy


Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world with almost one-third of its population living below the poverty line. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing a livelihood for three-fourths of the population and accounting for 38% of GDP. Industrial activity mainly involves the processing of agricultural produce including jute, sugarcane, tobacco, and grain.

GDP: $39.5 billion (2004 est.)

Per Capita GDP: $1,500

Monetary Unit: Rupee (For exchange rates click here)

Unemployment rate: 42% (2004 EST.)

Agriculture products: rice, corn, wheat, sugarcane, root crops; milk, water buffalo meat

Industries: tourism, carpet, textile; small rice, jute, sugar, and oilseed mills; cigarettes, cement and brick production

Natural resources: quartz, water, timber, hydropower, scenic beauty, small deposits of lignite, copper, cobalt, iron ore


Languages: Nepali 47.8%, Maithali 12.1%, Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3%, Awadhi 2.4%, other 10%, unspecified 2.5% (2001 census) note: many in government and business also speak English. Nepali is the official language with about 30 dialects.

Literacy rate: 48.6%

Do’s and Don'ts in Nepal:

  • To show appreciation and respect, use two hands rather than one when giving or receiving something, even money.
  • Try not to point with a single finger, but use a flat extended hand…especially to indicate a sacred object or place.
  • Among Hindus, avoid touching women and holy men.  The traditional palms together “Namaste” greeting is preferable.
  • Remove your shoes when entering a home, temple or monastery (and leather items in Hindu temples).
  • Please refrain from giving candy, pens, and money to children, but instead donate to a school, monastery or hospital.
  • Most Nepalese don’t mind being photographed, but some do.  Ask first, especially with older people or ceremonies.
  • It is illegal to export anything older than 100 years.
  • Public affection is frowned upon, and men should wear shirts at all times.


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