Trekking Group Size
We organize Everest view trekking for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
Experience and Health Requirements
Everest view trekking is considered an easy trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 6 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching the destination. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.
Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies.Ang Rita Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex. Ang Rita Trek can arrange rooms with attached bathroom in some places in the trekking with extra cost for the separate groups. For this kind of arrangement, the request should be made at least four months prior to the trip date.
Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Everest view trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food,Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine. Unlike other trekking companies, Ang Rita Trek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.
Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Ang Rita Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS. Khunde clinic (above Namche) provide treatment for any health problems including AMS.
Equipment and Packing List
A variety of clothing is necessary for the Everest view trekking. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing. Weight limit ( 15 kg including the hand carry ) for the flight to Lukla is another aspect to consider
T – shirts
Full sleeves shirts
Long light weight cotton pants
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker
Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover
Waterproof shell jacket
Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).
Light and comfortable camp shoes
Thin, lightweight inner socks.
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Down Sleeping bag
Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )
Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
Personal medicine box
Sunglasses with UV protection.
Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments
Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:
Quick drying small towel
Toothbrush / paste
Face and body moisturizer
Sun block for lips
Tissues / toilet rolls
Feminine hygiene products
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trek Leader(s) and Staff
Most of the leaders who lead trekking in Everest through Ang Rita Trek are the Sherpas from Khumbu region. Their in-depth knowledge about Sherpa culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream to stand on the foot of the Everest a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our Sherpa trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Ang Rita Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.
Ang Rita Trek is firmly believes that roles of porters are significant in arranging the trip smoothly and successfully. We are strongly committed to the porters’ rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for Everest view trekking are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec.). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December, however trekkers who are not scared of cold weather prefer to trek in Everest region even in the winter season to enjoy the trek without crowd in the trekking trail. Trekking trail will be crowded during autumn and spring seasons. Flights to Lukla will be frequently disturbed during the monsoon season (June – mid Sept.). However, for those who can afford extra spare days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking for the flight to Lukla can plan their trek in Everest region even in monsoon season.