Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 1 - How can I get a visa to travel to Nepal?

    You will need a valid visa to travel to Nepal. You can get a “VISA” to Nepal through the embassy or other diplomatic mission to your country. You can also get a visa at the entry points to Nepal or at the airport. Please make sure that the passport is valid till the expedition ends. You will also be responsible for any kind of visa requirements. And also, do not forget to carry some passport size photos with you while traveling to Nepal.

  • 2 - Do I need to apply for my own climbing permits?

    No. All the permits will be arranged by the Seven Summit Treks team after validating a climber’s attempt to climb a definite peak or a route.

  • 3 - Will I need to arrange my own insurance?

    Yes, insurance is absolutely necessary for all our expeditions and trekking. You are responsible for getting the proper insurance for the trip. Please make sure your policy covers medical as well as rescue evacuation costs. You can find more details about insurance in the “Terms & Condition” section and in the “Travel Insurance” section as well.

  • 4 - How much does it cost for guiding services?

    After you submit an inquiry through email, we will work closely with you to understand the objective and provide you with an estimated cost for the service you require. There are other advertised pre-planned trips that already have associated cost details, after communicating we can adjust this cost on the basis of a final number of team members.

  • 5 - What fitness level is required for climbing?

    Climbing requires certain preparation. Due to the nature of the landscapes within high-altitude environments, you need relevant experience, a high level of physical fitness, technical skills, and mental grit.

  • 6 - What will be the condition of accommodation while climbing?

    All accommodations are included throughout the trip. Before you reach a base camp, you will be staying in a hotel in a city like Kathmandu, and while traveling through more remote areas we always choose the highest quality lodge and tea house available. At base camp, our accommodation is also of the highest quality and comfort according to the program we tailored for you.

  • 7 - Is communication with our home country possible while on an expedition?

    Most sections of the trekking routes have mobile coverage. At base camp, we will provide you with full facilities, including Wi-Fi, VHF, or satellite phones which are available throughout the expedition for emergency or common use.

  • 8 - What equipment will be provided during the expedition?

    All communal equipment that includes high-quality ropes, tents, stoves, and heaters are provided. You will be responsible for your equipment like clothing, crampons, harness, helmet, etc. a list of full essentials that are required for the expedition will be provided upon request during the time of booking.

  • 9 - Will the expedition cost include travel?

    All domestic transport costs that are mentioned in the itinerary will be provided. This excludes international flights to and from the destination country. It is your responsibility to manage these details according to the itinerary.

  • 10 - What food will be served during the expedition?

    All king of meals is served during our expedition by our professional chefs at base camp and on the higher camps.

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Grading

Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

For Expeditions

  1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
  2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
  3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
  4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
  5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

Grading

Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

For Trekking

  1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
  2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
  3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
  4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

Tunc Findik

Turkey

Been with Seven Summit Treks for many years, done all 8000ers ! Services are perfect !! Recently joined Cholatse Expedition - Summit Success

Lukáš Jasenský

Czech Republic

Mardi Himal trek. A wonderful trek ideal even for beginners. Wonderful views, great facilities. Our choice for this trek was through our honeymoon. Seven Summit Treks organized and prepared everything. Sherpa Tashi and porter Nima were great. We could talk, they always prepared everything. I have been in contact with the guys from Seven Summit Treks since the expedition to Makalu and I know that I can rely on them. Thank you for your help and wonderful experience. And see you at the next event.

Sofie Lenaerts

Belgium

Our first co-operation was in 2013 in Pakistan with Arnold Coster expeditions and Sevensummittreks towards the Gasherbrum. After that, we continued to work together on expeditions towards Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu (winter), and AmaDablam. For me, SST is a very professional company with a lot of experience and knowledge. We have full confidence in their capabilities and appreciate their flexibility. I would like to thank them for all those years of cooperation and I look forwards to new adventures in Nepal and Pakistan.

Brad Johnson

USA

I have been on many expeditions in Nepal over the years, most of them I organized with friends and used Seven Summit Treks only for their base camp services with great service! This year none of my friends were available to climb in Nepal in the Autumn season so I contacted SST and decided to sign up for the Mera Peak and Baruntse expedition. SST organized everything and provide me with a personal climbing Sherpa for the entire trip. Throughout the entire trip, everything was taken care of by SST, including lodging, tea houses, and meals. At Baruntse base camp I had a nice private tent and the cook and kitchen staff always had smiles and cooked great meals. My Sherpa (Jangbu) was great and we became close friends and climbing partners. Jangbu was always there with a smile, a very strong climber, always wanting to help in any way he could. There was plenty of time to decide how and when we were going to make a summit push based on the weather. We had fantastic summit days on both peaks and finished the trip crossing the Amphu Labste pass into the Khumbu Valley staying each night in nice lodges with all meals included. I would highly recommend using SST for any expedition that you want to go on. Thank you Seven Summit Treks for a great trip and your attention to detail!!

Mohamed H. Al Khalifa

Bahrain

Seven summits are the best! Very professional highly recommended and fun people to work with.. 👏