Driftwood Adventures - Gokyo Valley Trek 14 Days
Fixed Departure Date
- 03 November to 16 November 2017
Trekking around Gokyo valley is considered a traditional trek that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in Nepal’s Himalayas. The view of this region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8,000 m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features is the views of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2,922 m) located in Khumbu region.
After a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu landing at Lukla’s tiny airstrip, the adventure really begins. We spend the next few days trekking and interacting amongst the mountain people also known as Sherpa’s, we stay at local lodges and trek into the heartland of their villages. Everything is organized in conjunction with local Sherpa guides.
Along the trek, we will pass Buddhist monasteries with the views of Everest and other snow towering mountains getting closer by the day. We will have rest days in the villages of Namche bazaar that will allow us to explore the region and acclimatize, which is very important. After trekking to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), we return at a leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.
- Kathmandu city tour
- Scenic flight to and from Lukla
- Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalaya
- Visiting Gokyo Lake and valley
- Volunteer at a local school
- Learn to cook traditional Nepali food
- Amazing views of the Himalaya from Gokyo Ri including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu and Makalu
- Impressive Ngozumpa Glacier
- Day 01 - Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). Overnight at Shangrila hotel.
- Day 02 -Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Shangrila hotel.
- Day 03 - Fly to Lukla (2,804m) - 35 mins. Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hrs. Tsering Home
- Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) - 5.5 hrs. Overnight at lodge
- Day 05 - Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge
- Day 06- Trek to Machherma (4,470m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at lodge
- Day 07 - Trek to Gokyo (4,790m) - 5.5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge
- Day 08 - Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,364m) and back to Machherma - 5 hrs. Overnight at Lodge
- Day 09- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) - 5.5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
- Day 10- Phakding Tsering’s home
- Day 11- Tsering’s home
- Day 12 - Trek to Lukla (2,804m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
- Day 13 - Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at shangrila hotel. farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Day 14 - Transfer for your final flight departure.
- US$3350.00.00 per person twin sharing above six pax
- US$250.00 (Single Supplement)
Day 01 3rd Nov. 2017 - Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a Malla Treks signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel shangrila (bed and breakfast included).
Day 02 Nov. 4th: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:
Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the BagmatiRiver. It is a square two tiered pagoda temple built on a single tier pinth which is famous all over the world.
Boudhanath: Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of BhupatindraMalla,famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsalatemple,Bhairavnathtemple,Duttatrayatemple,PujariMuth and Palace of 55 windows.
The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Shangrila.
Day 03, 5th Nov. - Fly to Lukla (2,804m) - 35 mins. Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 3 hrs
An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804m). On arrival at the airport guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610m). Tsering Tendi's Guest House
After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550m) it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight at a Tsering tedi home.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 04, 6th Nov. - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) - 5.5 hrs
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail. Overnight at a Guest House
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 05, 7th Nov. - Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680m) - 5 hrs.
The trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking very pristine in spring. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 06, 8th Nov. - Trek to Machherma (4,470m) - 5 hrs
We climb a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach Machherma by early noon. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 07, 9th Nov. - Trek to Gokyo (4,790m) - 5.5 hrs
The trek today takes us at one of our main destinations, Gokyo (4,790m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights as we will have couple of sightseeing and hiking trips around Gokyo. Overnight at a guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 08, 10th Nov. - Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483m) come back to Machherma - 3 hrs
Early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip - you get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. After lunch we come down to Machhetma( 4470M). Overnight at guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 09, 11th Nov. - Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) – 6-7 hrs
From Machherma, we take a slightly different route down to Thame village. We arrive back to Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. Overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 10, 12th Nov. – Trek to Phakding 4-5 hours
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. We arrive back to Tsering’s home Phakding, over night at Tsering home (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 11, 13th Nov. – Trek to Phakding rest day in phakding,
Today , We will volunteer at the school near Tsherings house.
Also, Tshering and his family teach us to make the nepali traditional food at his home as well potato pan cake,momos. Overnight at Tshering’s home
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 12, 14th Nov. - Trek to Lukla (2,804m) – 4 hrs
Finally we return to Lukla where we started our trek, which might seem like a lifetime ago. We'll spend some time enjoying and reflecting on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. We also have some spare time to explore the town some more. Overnight at Lodge .
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 13, 15th Nov. - Morning flight back to Kathmandu
On your flight back to Kathmandu as you leave Lukla, you can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains you just recently visited. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our airport representative will transfer you to your hotel from the airport. Overnight Shangrila hotel.
Breakfast and farewell dinner Included)
Day 14, 16th Nov. - Transfer for your final flight departure
The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such case, Malla Treks P Ltd will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.
The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our Kathmandu office in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, traveler's cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be US$500 and maximum US$3500 depending on the number of group members.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a Five star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (3 nights)
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
- Highest available standard Lodges and Guesthouses accommodation during the trek. (we provide accommodation with attached toilet bathroom facilities where available )
- Local Malla Treks Nepal licensed English speaking guide.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Sleeping bag by Malla Treks Nepal (which need to be returned after the trek).
- Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
- Free Malla Treks duffel (yours to keep).
- Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu (On Day 2).
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day (On Day 13th).
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
Cost does not Include
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
- Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interest, and choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.
In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.
We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.
- 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)
- Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Malla Treks duffel bag for you to keep.)
- Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Shade hat or baseball cap - some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
- Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
- Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety.
- Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
- Headlamp - Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc. so, don't go cheap here.
- Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
- A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).
- 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
- 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
- 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
- Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).
- T-shirts (2).
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket or pullover.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
- 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
Lower Body – Legs
- 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!
- Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
- 2 pairs lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
- 1 pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
- 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
- 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom - this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
- 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
- All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
- 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
- 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
- 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
- 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it (otherwise you will get lots of blister).
- 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
- 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
- 1 pair sandals (Optional).
Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.
Miscellaneous, but Important !
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
- Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
- Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its' effectiveness over time.
- Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
- Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
- Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
- 2 bandanas.
- 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
- Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds (Optional).
- Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight (Optional).
- Binoculars (Optional).
- 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use (Optional).
- Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator (Optional).
- A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip (Optional).
- 1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional).
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.
Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
Terms & Conditions Agreement
1. THE CONTRACT:
Please go through the following Terms and Conditions that govern the relationship between you (client) and Malla Treks P ltd (hereinafter referred as "The Company"), Registered Company Number 3593/88/89. Please note that while booking a trip, you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms and Conditions as well as the cancellation policy and certain limitations of liability. Both parties agree to these Terms and Conditions to resolve any legal or other disputes that may arise during the trip.
2. BOOKING A TRIP:
A 'trip' refers to any product itinerary or activities that you buy with us including Trekking, Tours, Expeditions, and/or other adventure and tour programs.
A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when the Company sends a confirmation invoice or email. It is at this point that a contract between the Company and the Client comes into existence.
Before your booking is confirmed and a contract comes into force, the Company reserves the right to increase or decrease brochure prices.
Please note that the company would not be liable to any warranty, collateral agreement, prior agreement, description of services, or conditions, other than as expressed herein.
3. DEPOSIT REQUIREMENT:
(a) Nepal Trips:
For Nepal Trips, you will have to make a non-refundable deposit of 15% of trip cost at the time of booking the trip. You can pay the remaining amount before the trip departure.
The non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Company or its Agent. The Company's Tailor Made trips may require a higher deposit or full payment at the time of booking. If deposit is different from that outlined in this clause, you will be advised by the company at the time of booking.
Payment: please contact Briana Gallo
4. FINAL PAYMENT/ACCEPTANCE OF BOOKING/CLIENT DETAILS:
Final payment on trekking must be paid 30 days prior to departure.
5. CANCELLATION BY THE CLIENT:
Any cancellation by a Client must be made in writing and acknowledged by the Company. The date on which the request to cancel is received by the Company or its Agents will determine the cancellation charge applicable.
The cancellation charges are expressed hereafter as a percentage of the total tour price
- Cancellation 60 days or more before departure: Loss of deposit.
- Cancellation 59-21 days before departure: 20% of cost of services booked.
- Cancellation less than 21 days before departure: 50% of cost of services booked.
The Client is strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance at the time of making the booking.
Please note that no refunds will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.
6. CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY THE COMPANY:
The Company reserves the right to cancel any trip you booked unless guaranteed to run.
Malla Treks P ltd reserves the right to cancel any trip, including a guaranteed trip, prior to departure due to reasons beyond its control (i.e. due to natural disasters, flight cancellation, consequences of strikes, industrial action, wars, riots, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions, or other untoward occurrences. In such a case, Malla Treks P ltd will refund the trip price only. If The Company cancels a departure which is guaranteed to run, we will refund the trip price, or you are entitled to take an alternative trip of the same value.
Please also note that significant alterations do not include a change of airline carrier, flight time tables or itineraries provided the departure and arrival dates remain unchanged, the substitution of a vessel, modification of itineraries, and change in cabin category or hotel accommodation provided it is of the same category.
The Company is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the Client may have incurred as a result of the booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc.
7. MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The Company must be notified in writing at the time of booking of any medical conditions, physically challenged conditions or any other mental and or physical condition which may affect fitness to travel and or any medical condition. Failure to notify the Company may result in the client being refused travel. Failure to notify the Company of any such condition that results in cancellation will result in 100% cancellation fees to the Client.
Some trips may be unsuitable for Clients due to age, mobility, pregnancy or physical or mental conditions. It is the Client's responsibility to check prior to booking. The Company is not required to provide any special facilities unless it has agreed to do so in writing. The Company will do its best to meet Clients special requests including dietary, but such requests do not form part of the Contract and therefore the Company is not liable for not providing these requests.
Medical facilities vary from country to country and the Company makes no representations and gives no warranties in relation to the standard of such treatment.
8. TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness and death medical expenses, including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability. The Company also recommends it covers trip cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. You must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested by the company employees or suppliers. The company reserves the right to cancel or suspend your participation on a trip or in certain activities that comprise part of a trip, at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund, if you are unable to provide proof of insurance when requested.
9. FLIGHT DELAYS AND CHANGES IN THE ITINERARY:
Please note that mountain adventures are always unpredictable. Bad weather in mountain regions can cause domestic flight delays. In case of delayed domestic flights, Malla Treks P ltd will meet departing city accommodation (Guest House) and food (Lunch & Breakfast) costs prior to your trip. However in case of delayed return flights, the client is responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation costs. If you wish to make an alternative arrangements such as Helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, all additional cost would be your responsibility.
Moreover, Malla Treks P ltd does not accept any responsibility for costs incurred as a result of missed international flight, but would assist to make alternative arrangements wherever possible. Please also note that while on the field, we may have to make some changes in the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances.
10. TRIP AMMENDMENT:
If the booking amendment request is received by Malla Treks P Ltd 21 days or more prior to your original trip departure, the company will make the necessary amendment with a charge of US$50 per person. In case you wish to make amendments within 21 days of the trip departure, the cost of amendment may be higher depending upon the company's arrangements with other parties such as hotels, Guest Houses, ground operators or airlines.
11. VISA & PASSPORT:
You must carry a valid passport and have obtained the appropriate visas when traveling with Malla Treks P Ltd. Please ensure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the duration of the trip. Nepal Visa is available on arrival in Nepal. Visa fees for 30 days Usd 40.00
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas for the countries you are traveling to. Malla Treks P ltd cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entry to a country or places because you lack the correct visa documentation.
12. INJURIES AND EVACUATION:
Malla Treks P ltd would not be liable for any injury/health conditions/emotional or other conditions suffered by the client during the trip. Similarly, our package cost does not include any personal insurance. Hence, we advise the clients to take adequate insurance packages, including medical emergencies and evacuation by Helicopter.
13. SERVICES MISSED OR UNUSED:
There will be no discounts or monies refunded for missed or unused services, this includes voluntary or involuntary termination/departure from tour, i.e. sickness, death of a family member etc, late arrival on the tour, or premature departure either voluntarily or involuntarily.
14. UPDATING OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
The Company reserves the right to update and amend these terms and conditions at anytime. It is the responsibility of the Client to keep updated with any changes. The current version of terms and conditions will always be found on the website www.mallatreknepal.com and will be the terms referred to in any dispute.
Briana Gallo* is a Fine Art Photographer, a Photo Philanthropist, Film Maker and a Travel Blogger with Huffington Post & Anew Traveller. She is located in La Jolla, CA. Briana believes in the power of Photo Philanthropy to inspire hope and understanding, and to connect people around the world, as well as in our local communities. She has worked in Honduras, Cuba, Ethiopia, Chiapas, and recently Nepal 2016. She will be traveling to Hue, Vietnam in the winter of 2017. Briana forges real connections with communities when she shoots turning her lens into a bridge rather than a wall.
Chhering Tendi Sherpa
A resident of the Phakding, Solukhumbu region of Nepal, he is a trained trekking guide and has been working with Malla Treks since 1989. He can talk in English, Nepali and Hindi languages as well his native language Sherpa & Tibetan. He has been to trekking zones like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Upper mustang, round Dhaulagiri, Upper Dolpo, Humla Trek many times with different groups. As he believes in good customer service, he has always tried to look after the guests in the best possible way. He is happy with his job and loves the thrill that he experience every time he embarks on a trek.