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Ice Col Trek is a truly adventurous trekking route to the most remote and wild region of the Great Himalayas where most of the people can only imagine but can't reach. Ice Col Trekking is a challenge for you in the wilderness of the nature. Many people even haven't heard of wild trekking of the Himalayas. It's truly thrilling experience where you will struggle with wild Nature from very close.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Exploration in Kathmandu valley and preparation of the trek

Day 03: Flight to Tumlingtar and start trek to Khandbari [1040M]

Day 04: Trek to Chichila [1,830M]

Day 05: Trek to Num [1,490M]

Day 06: Trek to Seduwa [1,460M]

Day 07: Trek to Tashi Gaon [2,070M]

Day 08: Trek to Kauma [3,470M]

Day 09: Rest / Exploration day at Kauma

Day 10: Trek to Mumbuk [3,570M]

Day 11: Trek to Nhe Kharka [3,000M]

Day 12: Trek to Sherson [4,615M]

Day 13: Trek to Makalu Base Camp [5,000M]

Day 14: Explore the Makalu Base Camp

Day 15: Trek to Hillary Base Camp

Day 16: Trek to High Camp

Day 17: Exploration / Rest day

Day 18: Heading towards Sherpani Col [6,135M / 20,127FT], and Baruntse Base Camp

Day 19: Trek to West Col [20,154FT / 6,143M]

Day 20: Trek to Panch Pokhari

Day 21: Cross Amphu Lapcha [5,850M / 19,193FT] Pass

Day 22: Trek to Chukung [4,730M]

Day 23: Trek to Dingboche [4,380M]

Day 24: Trek to Tengboche to [3,860M]

Day 25: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440M]

Day 26: Rest / Exploration day at Namche Bazaar

Day 27: Trek to Phakding, continue to Lukla [2,840M]

Day 28: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar [830M] and drive to Kathmandu

Day 29: Departure back home or extend the trip

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with complimentary breakfast
  • All ground transportation by local buses including for the guide and porter
  • Domestic airport taxes where applicable
  • All required trekking permits and necessary paper works
  • Meals on full board during the trek [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with hot drinks]
  • Accommodation in tea houses during the trek
  • Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
  • Strong porters [1 porter shared between 2 paying people] with porter salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]
  • First aid medications / medicines with the guide
  • Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
  • Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant
  • Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfares, Visa Fees, Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  • Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry
  • Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
  • Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.]
  • Tips / Gratitude for Guides and Porters
  • Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking

Guarantee of Price: Once we confirm your booking with us, we guarantee that your prices won’t get changed. By choosing to travel with Ambition Himalaya you are choosing to travel with confidence. Either you book a month advance or a year advance we won't change the prices once you confirm the trip.

Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu: We will have a short meeting with you before starting your trip. Normally, we held this meeting before starting your trip with us or most of the time we start this trek on the first evening of your arrival. You will be introduced your trek guide and you can talk with him about your adventure trek, any questions regarding the trip, about his experiences, qualifications or any other things. That means you will have opportunity to talk face to face regarding your trip. He may give you short briefing about your trips.

Meals in Kathmandu and on the Trek: In Kathmandu your breakfast is included in the program cost. Lunch and dinners or any other meals are not included. We will provide meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek. You will be given a simple menu to choose your foods. The menu is offered by the hotels or lodges. You will have options to choose Nepalese, Chinese, Italian or continental foods from the menu. Each day, you will have dinner and breakfast in the same tea house / lodge the lunch can be in different lodges. Regarding the welcome and farewell dinner, we will provide your typical Nepalese restaurant either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.

Accommodation Facilities: We always want our clients to have best experiences in Nepal. We will accommodate you in 3 or 4 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara most of the time. However depending on your interest and payment we can accommodation you in non-star hotels too. Please read the pricing on the email that we will send you after your inquiry. Regarding the accommodation on the treks, you will get accommodation in cozy tea houses / lodges. We give priority for hygiene, standards of the services, location etc. During the trek, your guide will take you in nice lodges where you might have chances to experience typical Nepalese style and you will be offered hygienic foods. Our accommodations are based in twin sharing facility and if there are difficulties in twin sharing we will provide you extra room without any supplementary charges. But we recommend you to tell us if you have any accommodation preferences before booking the trip. Trekking is done generally in the remote parts of Nepal with very basic facilities. Sometimes, due to large volumes of people in a particular place and the lack of lodges / rooms you might need to share with other people too. Sharing rooms with other people do not happen all the time, but it should be understood before departing for the treks.

Toilet and Bathroom Facilities: In Kathmandu you will have private toilets and bathrooms but regarding the trek in the remote area, you will have common toilets. If there is availability of private toilets, then your guide will give your rooms with private toilets and bathrooms.

Experience and Fitness for the Trek: Generally, a healthy person who has strong desire of adventure can do adventure travel with us. We suggest you to be well prepared physically and mentally to cooperate with us. We recommend you to say us any kind of previous and current health problems that you have faced or facing on the time of booking your trip with us. That will make us to take decision on your adventure that you are fit enough to experience adventure or not. On something wrong, and if you need medical treatment and rescue then it’s your responsibility to pay the expenses and Ambition Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. or any staffs of our company will not be responsible for that. We also recommend you to consult with your doctor before starting your travel. We reserve the rights to check your medical checkup certificates if required. Trekking is done on high altitude area. Because of that we suggest you to talk with your guide for any kind of new difficulties or health problem you face. Your guide is trained so he might give your required suggestions or medicines for the betterment of your health.

Our leaders, guides, Sherpa and helpers: We work with permanent trekking crews. Our leaders and guides are compulsorily trained and licensed from the government of Nepal. We always provide you permanent and experienced crews for your any trip in Nepal. We promise that we will always send perfect staffs for your adventure trips in Nepal. We have permanent local staffs working with us who are the backbone of their particular society. Our guides / leaders have good capacity to speak English language. They will give you chances to practice some of our local greeting which can add your more pleasure on your adventure travel with us. Our guides and porters are experienced in the routes, practices local cultures and have great respect of local community. We would also like to tell you that as our guides and helpers will provide you high respect as if you also reply them the same kind of respect it would be great on your trip.

Rescue and Medical Insurances: It’s very common to travel with travel insurance now days. However, we recommend all out guests to have a good travel insurance policy with air rescue and treatment coverage. It’s not required but it is highly recommended for your safely and security. We suggest you to take care of your insurance policy that it fully covers the above mentioned parts or not even there might be some exceptions for adventure travelers. When you travel with Ambition Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. you need to show proof of your insurance policy on request by Ambition Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. If you do not have any insurance policy then you can buy one online after you come to Nepal too. You can view some good insurance companies in our rescue and insurance page.

Accommodation:

Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head: Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]

Lower Body: Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants

Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]

Upper Body: T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *

Accessories: One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]

Toiletries: Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror

Personal Hygiene: Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]

Extras / Luxuries: Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards

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