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Trekking of Everest with João Garcia

Starting 2.530
Flights not included
Single Room Kathmandu
Friday21 Apr, 2023
Tuesday09 May, 2023
Thursday18 Apr, 2024
Sunday05 May, 2024
1 vaga2.530,0
Wednesday16 Oct, 2024
Sunday03 Nov, 2024
Wednesday16 Apr, 2025
Sunday04 May, 2025
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snow covered mountains and a blue sky as backdrop in trekking of everest

Trekking of Everest with João Garcia

Condições Gerais

The present program/online catalog is the informative document in which the current general conditions are included. They constitute, in the absence of a separate document, the travel contract.
The information is binding for the agency, except for some of the present conditions: 
  • If the changes in the following conditions have been clearly communicated in writing to the client before the conclusion of the contract and they are properly provided for in the program;

  • Any changes subsequent to the conclusion of the contract are subject to prior agreement of both the agency and the client, except as provided in the "impossibility of comply" clause.

These general conditions comply with the provisions of Decree-Law 61/2011 of May 6th, as amended by Decree-Law 199/2012 of August 24th.

The general conditions, which refer to an organized trip described in this program, along with the specific conditions provided to the client in the travel documentation at the time of booking, constitute the travel contract that binds the agency and the client.


The technical organization and sale of the activities included on this website are the responsibility of Papa-Léguas, a travel and tourism agency, with home office at Rua Manuel Assunção Mestre, nº22,  7780-199 Castro Verde, registered in the Commercial Registry Office of Lisbon with Taxpayer Identification Number 504163590. It has a share capital of €99,759.60 (ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty-nine euros and sixty cents). Papa-Léguas is also registered with the National Registry of Travel Agents and Tourism Operators (RNAVT) nº2275 and the National Registry of Tourist Animation Agents (RNAT) nº67/2014.


At the time of registration the client must deposit 30% of the service price, paying the remaining 70% up to 21 days before the service begins. If the registration takes place 21 days or less before the service begins, the total price of the service must be paid at the time of registration. Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. reserves the right to cancel any booking that has not been paid for under the conditions mentioned above. Reservations are subject to the obtaining of a confirmation from suppliers for all services.

The prices of tours are presented per person and based on the occupation in a room shared by two people. The organizing agency will group clients who sign up individually for the same tour in pairs, by gender, and in chronological order of registration. Clients who are singled out must pay the respective individual supplement, when required by the service provider.


According to Law No. 144/2015 of September 8th, we inform that the customer may resort to the following Alternative Consumer Dispute Resolution Entities:

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Complaints will only be considered if submitted in writing to the agency within a maximum period of 30 days after the completion of the services.

In the event of a complaint regarding non-compliance with contracted services, the customer may activate the Travel and Tourism Guarantee Fund provided for in DL 61/2011 of May 6, in its current wording, by submitting the respective complaint:

i) To the Customer Authority, as Papa-Léguas, Travel and Tourism Agency Ltd., is a member of the Customer Ombudsman for Travel and Tourism Agencies at To benefit from this service, you must submit your written complaint within 20 business days after the end of the trip. Agencies are bound to comply promptly with any decisions issued by this entity.

ii) To Tourism of Portugal I.P. at within 30 days after: (i) the end of the trip; (ii) the cancellation of the trip attributable to the agency; (iii) the date of knowledge of the impossibility of its realization due to the agency; (iv) the closure of the establishment.

iii) To any of the entities listed on the website of the General Directorate for Consumer Affairs at


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2) The Client has the obligation to complain to the service provider at the moment of subtraction, deterioration or destruction of luggage.

3) In international transport, if the luggage is damaged, the complaint must be made in writing to the carrier immediately after the damage is verified, and no later than 7 days after delivery. If the luggage is merely late in delivery, the claim must be made within 21 days from the date of delivery.

4) The presentation of such a claim will be an essential basis for Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. to hold responsible the entity providing the service.


The responsibility of the agency will be limited to the maximum amount that can be demanded from the service providers, in accordance with the Montreal Convention of May 28, 1999, on International Air Transport, and the Bern Convention of 1961, on Rail Transport.

Regarding maritime transport, the liability of travel agencies, concerning their clients, for the provision of transport services or accommodation, when applicable, by maritime transport companies, in the event of damages resulting from their willful misconduct or negligence, will be limited to the following amounts:

a) € 441,436, in case of death or physical injury;

b) € 7,881, in case of total or partial loss of baggage or its damage;

c) € 31,424, in case of loss of a motor vehicle, including the baggage contained therein;

d) € 10,375, in case of loss of baggage, whether accompanied or not, contained in a motor vehicle;

e) € 1,097, for damages to baggage resulting from the damage to the motor vehicle.

Where applicable, the liability of travel agencies and tourism for the deterioration, destruction, and theft of baggage or other items in tourist accommodation establishments, while the client is staying there, is limited as follows:

a) € 1,397, in total;

b) € 449 per item;

c) The value declared by the client regarding the items deposited under the custody of the tourist accommodation establishment.

The agency's liability for non-bodily damages may be contractually limited to an amount corresponding to five times the price of the service sold.


For each reservation the following will be charged:

Reservation Expenses:

  • Portugal: 15€ (fifteen euros);
  • Remaining Countries: 30€ (thirty euros).

Alteration Expenses:

For each alteration (names, dates, type of apartment or room, travel, etc) : 50€ (fifty euros). Please note that the acceptance of such changes depends on the acceptance by the respective suppliers.


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Travel in European Union: 

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport; ID card, Citizen Card).
  • To receive medical assistance, they must carry the corresponding European Health Insurance Card.
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel with the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

Travel outside the European Union:

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport) as well as a visa, if necessary (get this information from the agency at the time of booking);
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel from the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

If the travel suppliers involved allow it, whenever a customer who is registered for a particular trip wishes to change their registration to another trip or the same trip with a different departure date, or any other changes, they must pay a fee as alteration expenses. However, if the change takes place 21 days or less before the departure date of the trip for which the customer is registered, or if the service providers do not accept the change, the customer will be subject to the expenses and charges specified under the “cancellation (termination)” section.

Once the trip has started, if a request is made to change the contracted services for reasons not related to the agency (e.g., extending the number of nights of stay, changing the flight), the prices of the touristic services may not correspond to those published on the website that prompted the contract.


The customer may transfer their registration by being replaced by another person who meets all the required conditions for the trip, provided that they inform the selling agency at least seven days in advance and such transfer is possible under the applicable air transport regulations. In the case of cruises and air travel, the prescribed period will be fifteen days in advance.

The transfer of the registration makes both the transferor and the transferee jointly responsible for the payment of the trip price and any additional charges incurred.



Whenever there are external reasons that justify it, the organizing agency may change the order of the itineraries, modify the departure times, or substitute any of the planned hotels with others of similar category and location. The agency must inform the client of such changes as soon as they become aware of them.


When the tour is dependent on a minimum number of participants the Agency reserves the right to cancel the organized tour if the number of participants reached is less than the minimum. In such cases, the Client will be informed in writing of the cancellation within 15 (fifteen) days.


The prices in the program are based on the costs of services and exchange rates in effect on the date of printing of the program, and are therefore subject to change resulting from variations in the cost of transportation or fuel, duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rate fluctuations up to 20 days prior to the date of departure.


Once the tour has begun, no refund is due for services not used by the client due to unforeseeable circumstances or for reasons attributable to the client, except for refunds by the respective suppliers. Failure to provide services foreseen in the travel program for reasons attributable to the organizing agency and if it is not possible to replace them with equivalent ones, entitles the client receive a refund for the price difference between the originally anticipated services and the services actually provided.




If, prior to the start of the journey and due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency, it becomes unable to fulfill any essential service included in the travel program, the client has the right to cancel the trip and immediately receive a refund of all amounts paid, or alternatively, accept a modification and possible price variation.

If the aforementioned circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency result in the cancellation of the trip, the client may choose to participate in another organized trip of equivalent price. If the proposed replacement organized trip is of a lower price, the client will be refunded the price difference accordingly.


The client or their companions are free to cancel the trip at any time.

i) Such cancellation implies that the client is responsible for the payment of all charges arising from the beginning of the fulfillment of the contract and their withdrawal, as well as a percentage that can go up to 15% of the price of the trip.

ii) If applicable, the client will be refunded the difference between the amount paid and the aforementioned amounts.

iii) The cancellation of travel services/organized trips whose reservation has been made using the voucher issued under Decree-Law No. 17/2020 of April 23rd is subject to a cancellation fee equal to the price of the service, in order to prevent simulated or fraudulent reservations made solely with the intention of anticipating the receipt of the voucher-entitled values.


If for reasons not attributable to the client, the agency has to cancel the organized tour before the departure date, the client can choose to:

i) Being immediately refunded all amounts paid;

ii) Optionally, choose to participate in another organized tour and be refunded for any difference in price.


The liability of the travel agency organizing the trips included in this program and arising from the assumed obligations is covered by a civil liability insurance policy with Fidelidade Insurance Company, under policy number 9257343, for an amount of 75,000€ (Seventy-five thousand euros), in accordance with the applicable legislation.

18. VAT

The prices mentioned in this program already include the Value Added Tax at the current rate of 23%


This program is valid from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022

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Arrival or departure times:

Departure and arrival times are stated in the local time of the respective country of destination and according to respective airline schedules at the time of printing this program, and may therefore be subject to change.

Hotels / Apartments:

Apartments - In case the accommodation is contracted in apartments, the client is responsible for informing the number of people that will occupy the apartment. If there are more people than booked, the apartments may refuse admittance.

Hotels - The prices shown are per person and are based on double occupancy. Not all hotels have triple rooms and usually an extra bed is placed in the room, which may not be of equal quality. In rooms equipped with two beds or a double bed, the triple may consist only of those beds.

The list of hotels and apartments in the program is indicative, as is their category, which is based on local criteria and classifications that are sometimes different from those used in Portugal.


Unless otherwise indicated, the prices shown for the Half Board and Full Board supplements do not include drinks.

On arrivals at the hotel after 7PM the first meal service will be breakfast the next day, on the last day and except for the possibility of late check-out, the last service of the hotel will be breakfast.

Check-in and check-out times:

The check-in and check-out times on the first and last day, will be defined according to the first and last service. As a rule, without binding character, the rooms can be used from 2PM on the day of arrival and should be left free by noon (12PM) on the day of departure.

In the apartments, the entry takes place generally at 5PM on the day of arrival and must be left free by 10AM on the day of departure.

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snow covered mountains and a blue sky as backdrop in trekking of everest

Trekking of Everest with João Garcia

Condições Particulares


The necessary documentation may vary, depending on your nationality, the country of origin and the places you will travel to. For further information, consult the relevant embassy websites or contact Papa-Léguas.
Bring the printed form


If the Client withdraws from the trip up to 91 days before the departure date and there are no services already booked and paid for, the value of the deposit already paid for will be refunded in full. If there are services already booked and paid for, the amount to be refunded will be reduced by the amounts paid to the service providers.

If the Client withdraws from the trip 90 days or less before the departure date, they will have to pay all the costs to which their sign-up and subsequent withdrawal gave rise and also an amount that may reach 15% of the trip price. The Customer may be reimbursed for the difference between the amount already paid and the above amounts.

Necessary requirements: Good physical shape!
TRAINING: Participants are expected to be in good physical shape. This trip is undoubtedly demanding in terms of physical preparation. So it is advised that the participants of this expedition prepare themselves beforehand. Endurance training should be the main goal, acquired either by running twice a week (50min x 2/week) or in a weekend walk of more than 6h with 8Kg min. of weight in a backpack. Biking or swimming in the same proportion, are also excellent substitutes for those who cannot run due to injury.

Domestic flights
Flights from Kathmandu/ Manthali – Lukla – Kathmandu/ Manthali are strongly affected by weather conditions. In case you cannot fly on the day mentioned in the program due to weather issues, the flight, in Nepal airlines system, will be rescheduled to the next day and the end of the flights scheduled for that day.
If you are unable to fly, the program may have to be readjusted, but you can never take away or shorten the stages to Kala Pattar as they are part of the acclimatization process. If readjustments are necessary, the days at the end of the program will have to be shortened.

Weather Conditions
All mountain activities are dependent on the weather either directly or indirectly. If the guide considers that the meteorological conditions observed during the activity may put the physical integrity of the participants and the guide at risk, they may cancel the activity. The cancellation of the activity for meteorological reasons does not entitle the guide to a refund of any amount paid.
The following are considered weather conditions to be observed: strong winds; intense fog; excessive snowfall (contributing to the risk of avalanches); thunderstorms.


For this trip Papa-Léguas stipulates a “group flight”. For the the travelers with the “group flight” (either bought through Papa-Léguas or online) the transfers are included.

Anyone arriving at a different time than the “group flight” can ask Papa-Léguas for an extra transfer.

Important notes
– The individual supplement for this trip is only for the hotel room in Kathmandu.

– Some of the accommodations are basic, always with shared bathroom. In some places during the trip it will not be possible to take a shower. In other places you have to pay to use hot water and as you go up in altitude it will cost more.

During the time you are in the mountain, in terms of food, the group menus are fixed and not every day you will have meat or fish.

Líder da viagem

João Garcia

Climber. Tour leader, UIMLA guide

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Details of viagem
  • Conforto
  • Dificuldade
  • Duração 19 dias
  • Inscrições 6 - 12 people
  • Idade 17 - 64
  • Tipo de viagem Mountain, Tour leader, Trekking
  • Destinos Nepal
  • Alojamento Hotel, Lodge

The Everest trek is a journey to the Himalayan mountains, focusing on the Sherpa people’s country located in the Khumbu Valley. It is an adventure accessible to all who enjoy hiking and are physically fit!

Step by step, accompanied by the climber and travel leader João Garcia, we will follow the trails that lead us to the marvelous natural windows of Nepal, such as Kala Pattar, where the views of some of the most beautiful mountains on the planet are breathtaking. It is worth coming here at least once in a lifetime to enjoy these incredible panoramas!

Throughout the trekking days, you will get to know the Sherpa villages and their way of life, their hospitality, and their temples. You will discover their natural beauties, such as rhododendron forests and local wildlife.

This trekking will stay in your memory as one of the most beautiful hikes on Earth!

Why this viagem is a must?
  • Trekking guided by the climber and himalaist João Garcia;
  • Climb to Kala Patthar (5545m) and Gokyo Ri (5360m);
  • Visit to the base camp of Amadablam (4600m).
  • Visit the Thyangboche Monastery (3870m);
  • Visits to Kathmandu and Bhaktapur (World Heritage Site).


  • Guided by climber João Garcia;
  • 13 days trekking with porters carrying up to 10kg of load per traveler;
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu (with maximum 15kg of load per client, including hand luggage) and fees;
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in double room, in Kathmandu;
  • 13 nights in lodge in double or triple room;
  • Meals: 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 13 dinners;
  • Entrance to Sagarmatha National Park;
  • Transfer from and to the airport (see specific conditions);
  • Half-day guided tour in Kathmandu;
  • Travel insurance and aid.


  • International flights;
  • Entry visa to Nepal (50 USD);
  • Entrance fees to monuments and historical sites in Kathmandu and Kathmandu Valley during the city tour - approximately 35 EUR;
  • Expenses arising from unforeseeable circumstances;
  • Expenses arising from adverse weather conditions and flight delays;
  • Hot shower in the lodges during the trekking - cost of 3-4 EUR;
  • All personal expenses;
  • Any type of gratuity;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.

Dia 1 Flight city of origin - Kathmandu

Flight from origin city to Kathmandu, layovers and overnight on board. Flight must arrive in Kathmandu before 12PM of the following day, because on the day of arrival there is also the drive to Manthali.
Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 2

Arrival in Kathmandu, visa processing at the airport and airport assistance. Meeting the group and going by bus directly to Manthali, where we’ll stay overnight.

Duration of the bus trip is around 5 hours.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 3 Arrival in Kathmandu and rive to Manthali

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Breakfast
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 4 Flight Manthali - Lukla (2860m). Trek to Phakding (2652m)

Early in the morning, transfer to the airport for the flight from Manthali to Lukla (2860m). Our trek begins after this spectacular flight of approximately 35 minutes.

After unloading the equipment and handing it over to our porter group, we start an easy trek to Phakding, passing "Mani Walls" and Buddhist Kanis (an arched entrance with prayer wheels), suspension bridges and villages like Choplung and Ghat (2591m).

Arrival at the lodge in Phakding and free time.

- Journey length: 5 miles
- Approximate duration: 3h

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 5 Trek Phakding (2652m) - Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Easy ascent to Mondzo (about 2 hours), where we enter the Sagarmatha National Park and will validate our trekking permits.

This is followed by a descent into the valley of the Dudh Kosi River which we cross three times, via suspension bridges, the last of which is very high and extremely beautiful. Climbing through a pine forest from where you can see in the distance the Everest (8848m) and the Lhotse (8516m).

Drive through Zamphuti, Tortok, Benkar, Chumua, Mondzo, Thaog, Jorsale and finally Namche Bazaar.

Arrival and free time to explore the "capital" of the Khumbo valley.

- Journey length: 6,2 miles
- Approximate duration: 6h

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 6 Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day intended for acclimatization. We will stimulate the body by climbing Kumjung and visit the school founded by Edmund Hillary, we will also visit the Khunde Hospital.

Return to Namche Bazaar and free time to explore the "capital" of the Khumbu Valley or do the last shopping for any necessary equipment, because in the city of the Sherpas you can find trekking gear stores.

- Journey length: 5 miles
- Approximate duration: 3h

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 7 Trek Namche Bazaar - Pangboche (3870m)

On this day, the views to the Ama Dablam (6856m) get more and more impressive.

After the day's climb, we stop at the Tengboche monastery and continue the trek through rhododendron forests.

Before reaching Pangboche, we will pass over a spectacular Himalayan bridge with views getting lost in the heights of the valley.

- Journey length: 7,5 miles
- Approximate duration: 6h

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 8 Trek Pangboche - CB Ama Dablam (4600m) - Pangboche

On this day we will climb about 600 meters to the base camp of one of Nepal's most iconic mountains, Ama Dablam. During the ascent to 4600m we will have views of the Tawache and the Pumori.

Arrival at the base camp of Ama Dablam, short rest, picnic lunch, and return to Pangboche. Rest of the afternoon is free.

- Journey length: 5 miles
- Approximate duration: 5h

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Jantar, Lunch-box
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 9 Trek Pangboche - Periche

Arrival in Dingboche and after lunch, optional climb Nangkartshang Gompa and to a scenic spot at 5000m from where you can view Mounts Makalu (8463m) and Cho-Oyu (8206m). This climb also serves as an acclimatization.

- Journey length: 6,8 miles
- Approximate duration: 6h

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 10 Trek Periche - Lobuche

Depart Dingboche, passing through flat valleys of beautiful meadows with stone huts where yaks graze. We will then reach an area of high altitude meadows.

After crossing a wooden bridge, which leads us to two stupas, multiple chortens and prayer flags, we reach Tukla. We continue up a steep ascent to the Everest Memorial where shortly afterwards the 7161m Mount Pumori can be seen.

- Journey length: 6,2 miles
- Approximate duration: 5h

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 11 Trek Lobuche - Kalapatar (5545m) - Lobuche

Ascent to Kala Pattar (5545m) and return to Lobuche. This day ahead of us is quite tiring but very rewarding. We will depart early for Gorakshep (5100m), from where we will begin the relatively easy ascent of Kala Pattar.

As we feel the altitude reducing our strength so we’ll advance slowly. The splendid view from the summit offers us a magnificent spectacle of the great nearby mountains, especially the classic views of Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m) and Nuptse (7855m) and their immense glaciers.

- Journey length: 7,4 miles
- Approximate duration: 10h

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 12 Trek Lobuche - Pangboche

Return to Pangboche, and now, as we descend in altitude, the air becomes increasingly more rich in oxygen. Along the way, we pass through the village of Periche, where there is a hospital belonging to the Himalayan Rescue Association, where we will make a stop.

- Journey length: 8,7 miles
- Approximate duration: 5 hours

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 13 Trek Pangboche - Phortse

We leave Pangboche and ascend to the upper part of the village. We pass by the Pangboche Monastery, the oldest monastery in this valley. Our trail now takes us to the other side of the valley, offering privileged views of Everest and Ama Dablam.

On these slopes, we can spot vultures and other local fauna, and we will have a different perspective of the Tyangboche Monastery.

Upon reaching Phortse, we will witness the typical organization of a Sherpa village with its cultivated fields and the monastery perched high in the village.

- Journey length: 3,7 miles
- Approximate duration: 4 hours

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 14 Trek Phortse - Namche

We begin the trek with a descent to the Dudh Koshi River, cross a bridge near Phortse Tenga, and start a long ascent to Mung Danda at 3900m, where we will have tea with superb views of Ama Dablam.

From there, we descend a bit and resume the main path back to Namche Bazaar.

- Journey length: 6,2 miles
- Approximate duration: 5 hours

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 15 Trek Namche - Lukla

Here with the advantage of acclimatization we will be able to do two stages in one day. It will be a hot day, so we will have to plan for cooler clothing and more drinks for this stage.

Arrival in Lukla and overnight stay.

- Journey length: 11,2 miles
- Approximate duration: 7h

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 16 Flight Lukla - Manthali and transfer to Kathmandu

Flight to Manthali and transfer by bus to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel and free afternoon.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 17 Kathmandu - Half-day city tour

Half-day of guided city tour in Kathmandu and Valley (Bhaktapur).

This day also serves as a safeguard in case poor weather causes delays of the flights from Lukla.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 18 Flight Kathmandu - City of origin

Transfer to the airport and flight to your origin city, with layovers and night on board.

Alojamento: XRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 19 Arrival in city of origin

Arrival and end of Papa-Léguas’ services.
Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:


Is this trip for me?

Yes, it's for you, if you like big mountains, hiking, and dream of doing a classic trek that takes you to see the highest mountain in the world, Everest.

Who will guide this trip?

Climber and tour leader João Garcia.

What kind of accommodation do I stay in during this trip?

In Kathmandu city we stay in a hotel, double room with private bathroom and during the trekking we stay in lodges. These are equivalent to guesthouses, with modest double rooms (sometimes very modest) and an outhouse and shared bathroom (sometimes very basic). When it is possible to have a hot shower, you have to pay for it, which can vary between 5-8 Eur.

What kind of transportation do we use on this trip?

We travel by twin-engine plane from Manthali to Lukla. The city tour is conducted by private van.

Are arrival and departure transfers included?

Yes, arrival and departure transfers are included if you travel on the group flight. On this trip there is a group flight, that is, there is a specific time for arrival and the transfers will be according to the arrival of that flight. Those who choose to buy different flights will have to be at the airport at the same time to take advantage of the transfers.

Does Papa-Léguas handle the flights?

Papa-Léguas send you a proposal for the "group flight". After you receive the flight simulation, you can choose to buy from Papa-Léguas or another agency, or online.

Where do I meet the group?

You will meet the group at the airport upon arrival in Kathmandu, from where we all leave for Manthali.

If I sign up alone, do I have to pay an individual supplement?

Not necessarily. If you do not wish to stay alone in the accommodations, you can share them with another participant. Papa-Léguas may group travelers who sign up individually for the same trip in pairs, by sex and chronological order of registration, and if the number of participants is odd, the traveler who stays alone must pay the respective individual supplement.

Can I drink tap water in Nepal?

No. We recommend that you carry a canteen because during the trek the water is filtered every day, to avoid buying plastic bottles.

How much money should I bring for my personal expenses?

About 200-300 Eur will be enough for the gratuity to the porters and local guides, to buy some drink or souvenir during the trekking, and for the dinners/lunches in Kathmandu that are not included.

Is insurance included in the land program? What does it cover?

Yes it is included. The exception is for those departing from outside of Portugal, whether they are Portuguese citizens or not. The insurance included does not cover Covid-19 but you can activate an optional insurance suggested by Papa-Léguas that covers expenses or cancellation of the trip related to Covid-19. See our policy on the specific insurance page.

What documentation do I need to go on this trip?

The necessary documentation may vary, depending on your nationality, the country of origin and the places you will travel to. For further information, consult the relevant embassy websites or contact Papa-Léguas.

What equipment is essential for this trip?

One luggage that will be carried by the porter, with a maximum weight of 10kg, a 20/25 Lt backpack to carry on your back during the whole trek with your personal belongings. The backpack should have a waist system to relieve the weight on your shoulders. A pair of trekking boots with at least 30 hours of use. You will be sent an equipment list when you sign up.

What are the health restrictions for entering the country?

Health restrictions may vary, depending on various factors, such as your country of origin. We recommend scheduling a Travel Medicine consultation before your trip. For further information, consult the websites of relevant agencies or contact Papa-Léguas.

What happens if I feel altitude sickness and can't keep up with the group?

If this happens, you will stay with a Sherpa helper to acclimatize longer at your location or somewhere at a lower altitude, and you will join the group a few days later.

What preparation do I need to go on this trip?

We advise you to prepare your endurance at least one month before the trip. I advise you to run 2 times a week and walk 3/4 hours on weekends with a 5/6 kg backpack to adapt to the backpack and the weight on your back. Also adopt a healthier lifestyle, for example 1h walking per day (it doesn't have to be continuous) and start using stairs (instead of elevator or escalator).

Is there internet connection or wifi throughout the trip?

In Kathmandu, wifi is free at the hotel. During trekking days (with the exception of days at higher altitudes) it is possible to buy cards that will give you access to wifi.


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