Trip Overview

For adventurers with limited time, the 10-day Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek is the ideal option. Also known as the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek or the Quick Everest Base Camp Journey, this trek offers a condensed yet thrilling experience of the Everest region. It allows trekkers to achieve their dream of reaching Everest Base Camp without the lengthy time commitment of the standard trek.

Why Choose the Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek?

  • Efficiency: This trek is perfect for those who have a tight schedule but still want to experience the iconic Everest Base Camp. The 10-day itinerary is designed to maximize your time and effort, ensuring you reach your goal swiftly.
  • Physical Challenge: Due to its compressed nature, the Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek is more demanding than traditional routes. It requires a good level of physical fitness and determination, making it an excellent challenge for experienced trekkers.
  • Scenic Beauty: Despite the shorter duration, this trek covers all the major highlights of the Everest region. Trekkers will witness stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and other majestic Himalayan peaks, as well as the beautiful landscapes and valleys along the way.
  • Cultural Experience: The trek offers ample opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Sherpa people. Visit traditional Sherpa villages, explore ancient monasteries, and learn about the unique customs and traditions of the region.

What to Expect

This trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a challenging yet rewarding journey through the heart of the Khumbu region. Unlike the standard 12-day trek, the Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek bypasses some rest days and accelerates the pace. Key stops include Namche Bazaar, the bustling Sherpa town, and the famous Tengboche Monastery, with its panoramic views of Everest and Ama Dablam.

One of the highlights of this trek is the climb to Nangkartshang Peak (5,090 meters), which offers breathtaking views and aids in acclimatization. The journey culminates with an exhilarating trek to Everest Base Camp, where you can stand at the foot of the world’s highest mountain. An optional hike to Kalapathar provides a stunning sunrise view over Everest and the surrounding peaks, a moment that will be etched in your memory forever.

Preparation and Considerations for Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek

Given the demanding nature of the Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek, proper preparation is essential. Ensure you are in good physical condition and have undertaken some pre-trek training. Acclimatization is key, so be prepared to handle the high-altitude environment. Consulting with a physician before embarking on this trek is highly recommended.

The 10-day Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek, also known as the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek or Quick Everest Base Camp Journey, offers a unique and exhilarating way to achieve your dream of reaching Everest Base Camp. This trek is a perfect blend of physical challenge, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery, making it an unforgettable adventure for those with limited time. Whether you’re an experienced trekker or someone looking for a quick yet fulfilling journey, the Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek promises an extraordinary experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

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Trip Facts

Group Size: Minimum 2 PAX
Duration: 10 Days
Highest Elevation: 5,555M
Accomodation: Mountain Lodge
Trip Start: Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Trip Grading: Challenging

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Day 01

Early Morning Pick-Up, Drive to Ramechhap, Fly to Lukla, and Trek to Manjo

Wake up early and drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap at 1:30 AM for a flight to Lukla. Enjoy a packed breakfast en route. After a scenic flight to Lukla, meet your local trekking staff and begin the trek to Manjo, bypassing Phakding and following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River.

Day 02

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)

Follow the Dudh Koshi River and ascend to Namche Bazaar. The trek takes approximately 6 hours, with multiple river crossings and encounters with yaks and mules. The trail finishes on the banks of the river before ascending steeply and crossing the highest suspension bridge in the Everest region.

Day 03

Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3,880m) via Khumjung Village

Explore Khumjung Village and head towards Tengboche, a superb spot for photography and Himalayan views. The 6-hour trek includes a steep uphill climb in the latter half. In the evening, visit the Tengboche Monastery and enjoy the spectacular views.

Day 04

Trek to Dingboche (4,350m)

Trek down to Debuche, then continue to Pangboche, a major Sherpa settlement. Walk through the village with Mt. Ama Dablam towering nearby. Cross a river and make a short climb up to Dingboche Valley.

Day 05

Hike Up to Nangkartshang Peak (5,090m) and Trek to Dhughla

Hike up to Nangkartshang Peak early in the morning, then return to the lodge. After lunch, trek to Dhughla on a mostly flat trail, with a final half-hour push uphill to reach Dhughla.

Day 06

Trek to Gorakshep (5,170m) via Lobuche (4,910m)

After breakfast in Dhughla, pass Thukla Pass (Memorial Pass) and continue on easier grassland trails. Enjoy views of the Himalayas, Khumbu Valley, Cholatse Glacier Lakes, and more. Reach Gorakshep, have lunch, and continue to Everest Base Camp. Return to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

Day 07

Hike Up to Kalapathar (5,555m) Early Morning and Trek Down to Pheriche (4,270m) / Pangboche

Early morning hike up Kalapathar to catch the sunrise and panoramic views of the Khumbu mountains, including Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, and Lhotse. Descend to Gorakshep for breakfast, then trek down to Pheriche. If conditions allow, continue to Pangboche.

Day 08

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)

Start from Pheriche, crossing Pangboche and Imja Khola. Climb to Tengboche and explore the monastery. Trek down to Phungi Thanga, then climb up to Sanasa and finally reach Namche Bazaar.

Day 09

Trek Down to Lukla (2,840m)

Begin the trek back to Lukla, stopping for lunch at Phakding. This final stretch marks the end of your journey in the Solukhumbu region.

Day 10

Morning Flight Back to Kathmandu

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Spend the day resting and, in the evening, enjoy leisure time exploring Thamel and shopping for souvenirs.

What Includes & Excludes

Includes

Flight

  • Ramechhap - Lukla Return tickets

Accomodation

  • 9 Nights standard mountain guest house or tea house with breakfast

Guides and Porters

  • A professional English speaking trekking guide

Additional Services

  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance. Your guide will accompany you.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staffs.

Meals

  • 10 Breakfast in Mountain
  • Lunch and Dinner is not included in the mountain

Transports

  • Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Aiport - transportation in a tourist-sharing vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Ramechhap (Early Morning Drive 1:30 AM) and Ramechhap to Kathmandu drive in Sharing Tourist Vehicle. A round trip transportation by private vehicle to Ramechhap is available with an additional charge.

Excludes

  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Anything not mentioned in the price includes.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in the city.
  • Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
  • Trekking Porter is not included in this program but you get with paying an additional cost.

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Equipment List

Outfit

  • Shoes/Boots
  • A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge.
  • A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  • At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic. And three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • Two pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs of nylon hiking shorts.
  • A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  • Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days.

Warmth

  • Neck Warmer
  • Light weight Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag
  • A pair of lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  • A pair liner woolen gloves for mild days and heavy for morning and evening
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat

Electronics

  • Additional Batteries Powerbank , Solar Charger
  • Additional batteries for Head Lamp
  • Head Lamp

Documents and Money

  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Airline tickets
  • Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)

Medicine and First Aid

  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Band-aids
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains

Accessories

  • Small Day Pack
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton.
  • For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton.

Important Info

Ultimate Guide to the Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek

Number of Days: 10 (from and to Kathmandu)

Overview

The Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek is designed for those who have limited time but still wish to experience the iconic journey to Everest Base Camp (EBC). This 10-day trek, also known as the Rapid Everest Base Camp Trek or Quick Everest Base Camp Journey, condenses the traditional itinerary into a shorter, more intense schedule. Due to its demanding nature, this trek requires a high level of physical fitness and mental preparation.

Difficulty Level

The Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek is categorized as strenuous. It is more demanding than the standard 12-day trek due to the lack of acclimatization days and the quicker pace. Trekkers should be prepared for long hours of hiking, steep ascents, and varying weather conditions.

Acclimatization and Altitude Sickness (AMS)

No Acclimatization Days

  • The itinerary does not include acclimatization days, which are typically built into the standard trek to help your body adjust to the high altitudes.
  • Due to the fast-paced schedule, trekkers must be aware of the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and take preventive measures.

Preventing AMS

  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, which helps your body cope with the altitude.
  • Slow and Steady: Maintain a steady, comfortable pace. Avoid rushing, even if you feel strong.
  • Medication: Consider taking Diamox (acetazolamide) to help prevent AMS. Consult with your doctor before the trek.
  • Awareness: Be aware of AMS symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, and fatigue. If symptoms worsen, descend immediately and seek medical help.

Physical Requirements for Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek

Strong Physical Fitness

  • Cardiovascular Endurance: Trekkers should have excellent cardiovascular fitness. Regular cardio exercises such as running, cycling, and swimming can help build endurance.
  • Strength Training: Focus on strengthening your legs, core, and upper body. Exercises like squats, lunges, and planks are beneficial.
  • Hiking Experience: Previous hiking experience, especially at high altitudes, is highly recommended. If possible, practice hiking with a loaded backpack.
  • Mental Preparation: The trek is physically demanding and mentally challenging. Prepare yourself for long days of trekking, potential altitude sickness, and varying weather conditions.

How to Complete the Trek Successfully

  • Preparation: Start training at least 3-6 months before the trek. Combine cardiovascular workouts, strength training, and long hikes.
  • Gear: Ensure you have the right gear, including sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a quality sleeping bag, and a well-fitting backpack.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet throughout the trek. Carry energy snacks like nuts, dried fruits, and energy bars.
  • Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to your body’s signals. If you experience severe symptoms of AMS, prioritize your health and safety by descending to a lower altitude.
  • Guidance: Trek with experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the route and altitude-related issues. They can provide valuable support and ensure your safety.

The Speedy Everest Base Camp Trek is an exhilarating yet challenging adventure that allows trekkers to reach EBC in a condensed timeframe. With no acclimatization days and a demanding schedule, it requires significant physical and mental preparation. By understanding the risks of AMS, maintaining strong physical fitness, and following best practices, you can successfully complete this trek and experience the unparalleled beauty of the Everest region.

Why Us

Why travel with
Broad Adventures

Since 2010, we have curated unique itineraries that offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences, ensuring every trip is filled with joy and adventure. Our focus on the fun factor and the right amount of challenge allows you to achieve a profound sense of personal accomplishment, all while enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded travelers.

Small-Group Adventures

Small-Group Adventures

Join an intimate group of like-minded travelers who share your passion for discovering the world's wonders safely and confidently. Our small group settings foster a deeper connection with your fellow explorers and the incredible destinations we visit.

Expert Local Guides

Expert Local Guides

We exclusively employ local guides and porters for their unparalleled knowledge and expertise. Their insights and firsthand experiences enrich your journey, giving you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the local culture, history, and environment.

Responsible for Tourism

Responsible for Tourism

Your safety is our utmost priority. Our dedicated team of trained professionals ensures the highest standards of care, including providing fresh and hygienic meals, comprehensive First Aid supplies, and round-the-clock communication services. We are committed to responsible tourism practices, emphasizing the importance of sustainable and ethical travel.

Health and Saftey

Health and Saftey

Promoting responsible tourism is essential, as it calls for a collective effort from everyone involved in the industry. By prioritizing health and safety, we ensure that each journey is not only enjoyable but also respectful of the destinations and communities we visit.

How can we help you?

  • City Tour Equipment
  • City Tour Season
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Climbing Season
  • General Questions
  • Guide and Staffs
  • Nepal Overview
  • Tipping
  • Transportations
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Trekking Season
  • VISA info
  • Weather and Temperature

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

What is the time zone of Nepal?

NPT (UTC+05:45)

What cultural attractions can I explore in Kathmandu?

Kathmandu is home to historical sites like Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Pashupatinath Temple. These landmarks showcase Nepal’s rich cultural and religious heritage, providing visitors with a deep insight into the country’s history.

What are the must-visit cities in Nepal?

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhaktapur, and Patan are popular cities offering rich cultural experiences. Each city has its own unique charm, historical sites, and vibrant local markets.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

What is the climbing season in Nepal?

The main climbing seasons are spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November). During these times, the weather is more stable, providing safer and more favorable conditions for climbing expeditions.

Are there other mountains in Nepal suitable for climbing?

Yes, Nepal is home to numerous trekking peaks and mountains suitable for climbing, such as Island Peak, Mera Peak, and Lobuche East. These peaks offer a challenging yet rewarding experience for climbers of various skill levels.

Can I climb Mount Everest as a tourist?

Climbing Mount Everest requires significant preparation, experience, and permits. Most climbers join organized expeditions with experienced guides. Climbing Everest is a serious undertaking that demands physical fitness, technical skills, and a high level of commitment.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

What is the voltage and plug type used in Nepal?

The standard voltage is 230V, and the plug type is the Europlug (Type C) and the British-style plug (Type D). It’s advisable to bring adapters if necessary.

What is the voltage and plug type used in Nepal?

The standard voltage is 230V, and the plug type is the Europlug (Type C) and the British-style plug (Type D). It’s advisable to bring adapters if necessary.

Is it necessary to get travel insurance for Nepal?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended, especially for trekking and adventure activities. Ensure that your insurance covers medical emergencies, evacuation, and trip cancellations.

What languages are spoken in Nepal?

The official language is Nepali, but English is widely understood in tourist areas. Additionally, various ethnic groups have their own languages.

What is the currency used in Nepal, and are credit cards widely accepted?

The official currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). While major cities and tourist areas accept credit cards, it’s advisable to carry cash in remote areas. ATMs are available in urban centers.

How can I get around within cities in Nepal?

Transportation options include taxis, rickshaws, and local buses. Walking is also a great way to explore the cities, especially in the old quarters. Many cities have well-preserved historic areas, and navigating them on foot allows for a more immersive experience.

What cultural attractions can I explore in Kathmandu?

Kathmandu is home to historical sites like Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Pashupatinath Temple. These landmarks showcase Nepal’s rich cultural and religious heritage, providing visitors with a deep insight into the country’s history.

Can I climb Mount Everest as a tourist?

Climbing Mount Everest requires significant preparation, experience, and permits. Most climbers join organized expeditions with experienced guides. Climbing Everest is a serious undertaking that demands physical fitness, technical skills, and a high level of commitment.

Are permits required for trekking in Nepal?

Yes, trekking permits are required for most trekking regions. The type of permit depends on the specific trekking area. It’s important to obtain the necessary permits from the respective authorities to support local conservation and management efforts.

When is the best season for treks in Nepal?

From March to mid-June and September to December is the best season for treks.

What is the fitness required for the treks?

Generally, to trek in Nepal we should have good physical and health conditions. And also able to walk 4- 7 hours in day at a high altitude with your little backpack.

Do you pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative welcomes you at the airport and transfers you to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

Does my guide/porter speak English?

They speak English. All the guides are professional and due to their professionalism, they speak good English. The guide’s English is enough to explain the local culture, activities, and religions.

Are the treks and tours secured? What about the security?

Providing security to our clients is our principal. The government-licensed holder guides and other crew members are carefully assigned for your trip. Even though, would like to counsel you to take care of your equipment, and bags. If you doing a tea-house trek your accommodation is in a local guesthouse, where you have to be a precaution yourself at all times. And if you are on a camping trek always keep your bags inside the tent and while at nighttime please keep your bag in the middle of the tent. The camping leader assigns a Sherpa as a guard throughout the nighttime.

What sort of ground transportation do you use?

Normally we assign a car for up to 2 people and a Jeep for up to 5 people and then a bus for up to 14 PAX and Coster and Sutlej Bus depending on group size. There are some trekking routes, which are dirt roads for them we assign 4WD Jeeps. It also depends on what services you opt for.

Are the staff insured by your company?

Yes, all of the staff and crew members are insured.

Should I need to join the group?

Joining a group depends on your booking and the option that you choose. If you have booked for Private Trip then obviously you will not join. Otherwise, normally the same trip departs on the same day then the group will join.

Do you arrange a private trip?

Yes, of course, we will arrange a private tour.

How big is a group size?

We will try to arrange a small group of willing people, which immortalize the treks. Normally we encompass 12 -16 people in a group. (This is not to apply to those who want to do a Private Trip, no minimum and maximum for them.)

Is the drinking water okay? Or do I need to use tablets?

For drinking water you can buy bottled water and purified mineral water on tea-house treks and city tours. And in the camping trek, the camping cook provides you with boiled water. For some cases of remote area trekking it would be better to have some purification tablets that you can buy in Kathmandu.

What are the accommodations and meals like?

All the meals that you provided are hygienic and fresh. While you are on a camping trek you get meals prepared by a professional camping cook. And if you are doing a tea-house trek you will get the main course as like in the cities. For accommodation on the camping trek, you will have a tent with good-quality mattresses and a sleeping bag. And if you are on a tea-house trek you will normal twin-sharing room with basic facilities with a warm mattress and blanket, and also we provide a sleeping bag if you need it.

Is the shower facility during the tour/trek?

Yes, you can have a shower during the trek. In the camping trek, you will get a shower in a shower tent which is provided 3-4 times in the whole trek, depending on the duration of the trek. And in a tea-house trek, we will provide you attached room where possible and for the rest of town, you will pay for a shower.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Is there any possibility of communicating in my hometown?

Yes, you can. In the Everest and Annapurna regions, you can connect via Phone, or Internet both available in most of the town and, in some remote routes, you may need to use a satellite phone that is carried by your trek guide or also get in the local town.

Can I charge the batteries of cameras, and phones?

Yes, you can charge your devices, but recommended you bring your plugs, and chargers and also do not leave unattended anything while charging in a lobby or somewhere in the trekking guesthouse. And if you are on a camping trek it’s quite hard to charge the phone so we advise you to bring a portable charge.

Are there any health precautions I should take before traveling to Nepal?

Vaccinations for diseases like typhoid, hepatitis, and tetanus are advisable. Altitude sickness prevention measures should be considered for high-altitude treks.

How can I find a reliable trekking guide in Nepal?

Reliable guides can be found through licensed trekking agencies, recommendations from fellow travelers, or by checking with the Nepal Tourism Board. Ensure that your guide has the necessary permits and is experienced in the chosen trekking region

Is hiring a local guide recommended for exploring Nepal?

Yes, hiring a local guide is highly recommended, especially for trekking and exploring remote areas. Guides provide valuable insights into the culture, history, and geography of the region, ensuring a safer and more enriching experience.

Is hiring a local guide recommended for exploring Nepal?

Yes, hiring a local guide is highly recommended, especially for trekking and exploring remote areas. Guides provide valuable insights into the culture, history, and geography of the region, ensuring a safer and more enriching experience.

Is Nepal a safe country for tourists?

Yes, Nepal is considered safe for tourists. However, like any travel destination, it’s essential to follow common-sense safety practices and stay updated on travel advisories. Local people are welcoming, and the country values its reputation as a safe and friendly destination.

What is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best time to visit Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally favorable for outdoor activities. During these periods, the skies are clear, and the temperatures are moderate.

What makes Nepal a popular tourist destination?

Nepal is renowned for its stunning Himalayan landscapes, rich cultural heritage, diverse wildlife, and warm hospitality. The country offers a unique blend of adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty.

What is the standard tip?

Tipping is subjective so it depends on your satisfaction. However, the standard is about 20% of the trip cost you can share with the staff.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Are permits required for trekking in Nepal?

Yes, trekking permits are required for most trekking regions. The type of permit depends on the specific trekking area. It’s important to obtain the necessary permits from the respective authorities to support local conservation and management efforts.

Do I need a guide for trekking in Nepal?

While it’s not mandatory, hiring a local guide is highly recommended for safety, navigation, and cultural insights. Guides are familiar with the terrain, can provide valuable information about the region, and ensure a smoother trekking experience.

What are the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal?

The Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley trek, and Manaslu Circuit are among the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. Each trek offers unique experiences, from breathtaking mountain views to encounters with diverse cultures.

When is the best season for treks in Nepal?

From March to mid-June and September to December is the best season for treks.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

Can I extend my tourist visa to Nepal?

Yes, tourist visas can be extended at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or the Immigration Office in Pokhara. Extension fees and requirements vary, and it’s advisable to initiate the process a few days before the current visa expires.

What documents are required for a tourist visa on arrival?

Passport with at least six months validity, a completed visa application form (available at the airport), and two passport-sized photos are required. Additionally, visa fees must be paid in cash (USD or equivalent).

What are the types of visas available for tourists?

Tourist visas are available for duration ranging from 15 to 90 days. Extensions can be obtained within Nepal if needed. Other visa categories include business visas, student visas, and diplomatic visas, each with specific requirements.

How do I obtain a visa for Nepal?

Tourist visas for Nepal can be obtained upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at various land entry points. Alternatively, you can apply for a visa at the Nepalese embassy or consulate in your home country before traveling.

What is the monsoon season in Nepal?

The monsoon season in Nepal runs from June to early September. During this time, the country receives heavy rainfall, particularly in the southern plains and the hilly regions. The monsoon brings lush green landscapes but can also cause landslides and flooding in some areas.

What is the time zone of Nepal?

NPT (UTC+05:45)

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