Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

"Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonder of Great Everest Base Camp Trek Himalayan Country."

Everest Base Camp Trek

Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonder of the Great Everest Himalayas. The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most beautiful as well as famous trekking journeys of Nepal. Together with the beauty of the Himalayas, the trek is culturally enticing which makes it the trek of a lifetime for the trekkers. Experience the Khumbu’s many majestic features, go through amazing mountain valleys and revel in the region’s awe-inspiring hallmarks.  Similarly, observe the legendary Sherpa Culture of the Khumbu region. Embarking a journey that was first done by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953 is a matter of immense pride and glory. Brace yourself for the most exotic and beauteous journey of your lifetime!

What are the Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Kathmandu. Firstly, you will commence with a sightseeing of the capital city of the country i.e. Kathmandu. You will tour the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the city which includes revered Hindu and Buddhist temples and monasteries. Similarly, it also includes the city’s oldest palace complex.

Then, you will experience a short beautiful flight to Lukla. The short flight to Lukla is adventurous and thrilling. In contrast to the hectic hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, Lukla offers a fresh Himalayan environment that will provide a tranquil environment. Upon your arrival in Lukla, you can enjoy the green rolling hills and the distant views of the mountains once you arrive in Lukla.

Later, in a constant companionship of the Himalayas, The Everest Base Camp Trek takes you through many famous Sherpa villages and settlements. It not only includes Namche Bazaar, but also villages like Tengboche and Dingboche etc. In this manner, you will be going through the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

Likewise, the Everest Base Camp Trek also includes the vantage point of Kalapatthar. In addition to all these that the trek has to provide, you can enjoy a breath-taking panorama of the entire Mount Everest massif form there. Along with the visit to the Everest View Hotel, you can also visit the Tengboche Monastery. Similarly, The Khumbu Glacier and the Icefall are also some places that are notably famous in this area. Eventually, you will enjoy visiting the base of the world’s tallest mountain.

How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Regardless of the Himalayan terrain of the Khumbu, people of all demographics can complete the Everest Base Camp Trek. It has received a moderate trip grading thus, you do not need to have previous trekking experience in order to take this trek route.

As Khumbu’s Landscape consists of hills and flat-lands, you will mostly do up-hill and down-hill trekking in relatively flat-lands. Identically, you As a result, this will provide you ample acclimatization time.

Moreover you may watch video of the exciting Everest Base Camp Trekking which will provide you more idea and information of what this trekking journey feels like.

You can also opt for our Everest Base Camp Short Trek if you are running short of time. You can expect absolute best services throughout the journey and easy flexibility according to your own convenience. Come and enjoy the most memorable journey of a lifetime with us!

 

Best Features of the Trek

  • Cultural Caliber

The Everest Base Camp Trek presents many features. They vary in terms of the Himalayan backdrop, the natural beauty and cultural context. For starters, the trek takes place in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is the indigenous home of the ethnic Sherpa people. The Sherpa people of Nepal are famous for their terrific ability to climb mountains. Not only that, but the Buddhist Sherpas of Everest also practice unique traditions and customs. The Buddhist practices are manifested in the form of chortens, Gumbas and monasteries. As such, during the trekking journey, you will come across many cultural contrivances. The journey is decorated beautifully with Mani stones carved with prayers, colorful prayer flags and glittering spires of Gumbas that glisten tentatively against the snowy landscape. You will visit the famous Tengboche Monastery at the Tengboche village. All the cultural stratagem makes for a spiritual journey in the Himalayas.

  • Himalayan Penchant

As stated, the Everest Base Camp Trek is blessed with majestic views and backdrops of the Everest massif. At every step of the journey, you can enjoy magnificent views of the Sagarmatha Mountain Range. The Himalayan tapestry covers the skyline from various ethnic villages along the adventure. At the very beginning of the trek, you will get your first view of peaks like the Kusum Kanguru. As the trek progresses, you will steadily get amazing views of peaks like the Everest Himal, the Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, the Kongdi RI, the Lhotse, Changtse, Nuptse, Lingtern, the Pumori, the Khumbutse Peak and Lobuche among many others. The mountain peaks make trekking a thrilling and breath-taking journey. Towering peaks shadow the river valleys of Khumbu quite dramatically.

  • Natural Aptitude

Besides being the home of Mount Everest, the Khumbu is also haunts the Sagarmatha National Park. It is one of the two national parks of Nepal that are listed under the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites list. The alpine terrain of the region makes for a terrific trekking adventure. Corresponding to the cultural beauty and the Himalayan ambiance, the trek also presents wonderful natural sceneries to enjoy. You begin the trek from Lukla village. Then the trekking journey encompasses many settlements scattered throughout the terrain, like Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. Additionally, destinations like Monjo and Phakding are also included. The landscape is dotted with thick alpine woodlands and Himalayan forests. Blue Pine, Maple, Cedar and Juniper trees shroud the lower sub regions. Higher altitude consists of snowy acreages ornamented with glaciers and Ice Falls. Moreover, the journey is synonymous with rhododendron blooms besides the Everest peaks.

  • Famous Landmarks of the Trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek includes many destinations that can be counted as trekking landmarks. You will visit the renowned Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar- also known as “the Gateway to Everest”. Likewise, you will also visit the vantage point of Kalapatthar- the best vantage point in the country. It presents panoramic views of the entire Mount Everest massif. When seen during the crack of dawn, the Himalayan peaks are accustomed to changing their shades under the rays of the rising morning sun. Kalapatthar presents the chance to witness this magical phenomenon for trekkers. Similarly, other major landmarks of the trek include the Tengboche village- the spiritual hub of Khumbu. Places like the Dingboche village and Phakding also make for great overnight stops.

 

Itinerery 

Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

You may arrive at Kathmandu at any time. You will be welcomed by one of our airport representative. He will help you get transferred to your hotel. Further details about the plans and programs will also be provided. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek

The Kathmandu valley has one of the densest concentrations of heritage sites. The Kathmandu city alone holds four heritage sites that are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. The tour will start late in the morning and you will visit the heritage sites of the city that includes the Temple of Pashupatinath, the Bouddhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath Temple and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. All of these sites are revered by the people of the city and the religious places are held in high regards by the Hindu and the Buddhist people. The Durbar Square of Kathmandu holds many old palaces, buildings, temples and statues from medieval times. The buildings are built in unique Nepali architecture and contain amazing wood-crafting, stone masonry, metal works and intricate carvings done on their doors and windows. Pashupatinath is considered the most sacred temple of Lord Shiva and the cremation ceremony of the Hindus can be seen along the Bagmati’s river bank. Bouddhanath is the largest Buddhist Mandala in the world and the Swayambhunath- located atop a hill, is a temple sacred to both the Hindu and the Buddhist people. The heritage sites provide good insight into Nepal’s history and it’s past. They are great carriers of the country’s cultural and religious tenor. After the tour, you will return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel. Meals: Breakfast included.

Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours

From Kathmandu, a flight to Lukla commences the trek. The Lukla flight is one of the most dramatic short flights in the world. The Lukla Airport itself is located on a hill and contains a single runway that drops off towards its end to the deep gaping valley below. Surrounded by tall mountains and jaded hills, the airstrip at Lukla is quite fascinating and the flight is deemed as a little thrilling adventure in itself. Upon arriving at Lukla, the change in the scenery is immediately felt. The mountainous landscape becomes quite prominent and the air carries a crisp freshness to it that only Himalayan atmosphere carries. From Lukla, the trekking trail slowly moves towards the Cheplung Village. View of the sacred Mount Khumbila from the village at Cheplung is beautiful. From there, a gradual walk downwards leads to the village of Phakding. The terrain is amazing and tall hills surround the trail like giant mounds of emeralds. From Phakding, the sight of the Kusum Kangraru Mountain can be seen. The village of Phakding lies in the Dudh Koshi River valley north of Lukla and contains many guesthouses and lodges that cater to tourism and trekkers. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 04 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 10-12 KM) Duration: 6 hours

After breakfast at Phakding, the trail further opens out to reach the celebrated mountain town of Namche Bazaar. En route to Namche, several smaller villages are crossed, like Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo lies north of Phakding and is the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail ventures through the national park and finally arrives at Namche. Walking along the trekking route through the Sagarmatha National Park presents many virtues, like its alpine woods, small rivers and brooks and deciduous forests. Thick acreages of Pine and Cedar cover the lands and provide a pleasant atmosphere to trek through. Namche Bazaar, because of its strategic location, is the commercial hub of the Khumbu region. It is located on a mountain side and views of the Thamserku Peak and the Kongdi RI Himal from here are amazing. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 05 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours

Namche is a great place to acclimatize. The sights around Namche are spectacular and beautiful. After breakfast, you can visit the Syangboche Airstrip that lies on a hill above the town. From here, you can get panoramic view of Namche and can see amazing sights of the Himalayas as well. Further from Namche lies the Everest View Hotel. The hotel is the highest located hotel in the world and provides view of Mount Everest and many other Himalayan peaks from all of its windows. Back at Namche, you can visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 06 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) (Walking Distance: 10-11 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

An easy trail from Namche opens out towards the Dudh Koshi Valley at the settlement of Phungki Thanka. From the settlement, the views of Mount Everest are magnificent. Following the trail that marches along the right side of the Dudh Koshi River, the village of Tengboche is reached. The journey from Namche to Tengboche is filled with amazing natural scenery of rivers, hills and Himalayan peaks. The village of Tengboche is located at the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and the Imja Khola Rivers and is surrounded by tall hills that are covered in rhododendron trees. The village is also famous for Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the Khumbu region. The monastery is a hamlet from where the sight of Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Everest and numerous other peaks are beautiful to look at. The Tengboche Monastery is also regarded as the spiritual hub of the Khumbu region and is surrounded by forests that are inhabited by Impeyan Pheasants and eagles. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 07 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) (Walking Distance: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

The trekking trail crosses the Imja River via a suspension bride and moves towards the village of Dingboche. Along the way, the village of Pangboche is passed. Dingboche is called the “Summer Valley” of the Khumbu and contains a kilometer long wall built to protect the village’s crops from the cold winds that descends down the Imja Valley. Dingboche, as the name reflects, receives more sun too. Graceful views of Lhotse, the Ama Dablam and the Island Peak from Dingboche are quite amazing. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 08 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Nagerjun and return (Walking Distance: 5-6 KM) Duration: 4-5 Hours

Dingboche is also a great village for acclimatizing. A hike to Nagerjun is a great way to spend time at Dingboche. Nagerjun is located at the height of 5100 meters and lies just above Dingboche on a hill at the edges of the Chhukung valley. The hike is uphill and steep, and requires a bit of a strenuous energy. Walking for approximately 3-4 hours, we will reach Nagerjun from where marvelous panorama of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Kangtega (6685m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), and the Ama Dablam (6856m) can be seen. If you are lucky, you can also spot stunning sights of Mount Makalu, the world’s fifth tallest peak on a clear day. The view of the Pheriche Valley from here is also splendid. Returning back to Dingboche is also very beautiful. After finishing our lunch, we can take a rejuvenating sunbath and relax at the village. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 09 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) (Walking Distance.: 11-12 KM) Duration: 5 Hours

Making our way to Dhungla from Dingboche, you will come across the Trekkers Aid Post- situated at Pheriche (4210m). It is run by the Western Volunteer Doctors and assisted by The Himalayan Rescue Association. The aid post helps in the treatment of trekkers. The Chupki Lhara is then reached. It is a rock-strewn oblique from where sight of magisterial mountains can be seen. The path follows further down to the Khumbu Glacier moraine from there. The views of mountain peaks like Khumbutse, the Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and the Pumori from the moraine are amazing. Mount Nuptse also looms up ahead once the glacier pass is crossed. We shall then check into our guesthouse at Lobuche for the night. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 10 - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (Distance: 14-15 KM) 8 Hours

An anticipated day of the trip, it will commence with a slow walk. Avoiding altitude sickness, a slow walk further on from Lobuche runs alongside the sight of the world’s highest glacier- the Khumbu Glacier, to the right. Walking for about 2-3 hours from Lobuche, we will get to Gorakshep (5181m/16994ft), a tranquil location dotted with some lodges. From here, the path moves all the way to the top of the edge, finally arriving at the Everest Base Camp. Here, the sight of the Khumbu Icefall and the view of the Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains are quite heavenly. After spending some time at the base camp enjoying the sights and the environment, we shall return back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 11 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours

An early morning hike to Kalapatthar from Gorakshep is another highlight of the trip. Kalapatthar is a famous vantage point popular for providing panoramic views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Chagatse, Lhotse and the Pumori among many other peaks. Hike to Kalapatthar is done early at dawn because the sight of the rising sun seen from the vantage point is absolutely amazing. The sun rises from amidst the Mount Everest Mountains and it changes the color of the mountains from silver to gold. After spending time at Kalapatthar, we will return to Gorakshep and walk down to Pheriche. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 12 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM)Duration: 7 Hours

The trail follows the Imja River again all the way to Tengboche. From Tengboche, we will move down towards Phungki Thanka, pass the Kyangjuma and reach Namche. It is a relaxing hike back and the sight of the landscape and the Himalayas can be enjoyed pleasantly. The villages are also lively with people and you can observe their customs and activities as you pass through. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 13 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours

The hike back to Lukla follows a trail that moves steeply downwards and crosses a suspension bridge. Chortens, prayer flags, Mani-stone walls and small Gompas line the villages and the trail. The Dudh Koshi River gushes by and adds a beautiful ambiance to the natural setting. Open plains, pine and rhododendron forests as well as snow covered peaks decorate the beautiful picturesque settings. As we reach Lukla, we can just relax. In the evening, we may celebrate the victory of accomplishing the trek as well.  Overnight stay at the Guesthouse. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 14 - Lukla to Kathmandu

A 30-minute flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla ends the trekking part of the journey. You can revel in the changing sights of the landscapes one last time while on the flight. After landing in the Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel where you shall stay overnight. Meals: Breakfast included.

Day 15 - Reserve day in Kathmandu

On this day, you can proceed to relax and can have another tour of the city or go shopping at the hub of “all things-tourist” at Thamel. Overnight stay at the Hotel. Meals: Breakfast included.

Day 16 - Farewell

The airport representative from Nepal New Generation Family will transport you to Kathmandu International Airport around 3 hours before your scheduled flight from where you will depart. Meals: Breakfast included.

COST AND DETAILS –

Trekking operator rates for 2019/2020:-

No of Guests Price ( With GSG ) Price ( With ESG)
1 pax USD 2450 USD 2480
2 pax USD 1990 USD 1850
3 pax USD 1884 USD 1790
4 pax USD 1780 USD 1710
5 pax USD 1716 USD 1660
6 pax USD 1695 USD 1649
7 pax USD 1684 USD 1644
8 pax USD 1665 USD 1630
9 pax USD 1646 USD 1615
10 pax USD 1628 USD 1600

* All Price is Per Person Price

SERVICES INCLUDES:

  • All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers

  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu

  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation

  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla

  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek

  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff

  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes

  • Duffle bag for Carry pooter doring trekking T-shart 

  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate

  • First aid medicine kit

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee

  •  Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)

  • Government taxes & office service charge

 

SERVICES EXCLUDES:

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary

  • Personal Travel insurance

  • International airfare

  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.

  • Soft drinks including water

  • Snacks and other personal expenses

  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla

  • Personal trekking equipment

  • WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.

  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

The best time for trekking is in the pre-monsoon springtime (March, April, May) and the post-monsoon fall (September, October, November). However, if you wish to avoid the crowd in these seasons and prioritize clear sky and view of the wide variety of flora and fauna we can make arrangements. However, winter (December, January, February) is colder and in summer/monsoon (June, July, August) rain might be an issue.
No, there is no age limit for Everest Base Camp trekking but, you need to be in good physical shape and have positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travelling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.
It is always better to consult your doctor. However, we suggest you to carry simple medicines such as Ibuprofen, Codeine, Paracetamol, Strepsils, anti diarrhea tablets and diamox (for high altitude sickness).
A teahouse trekking arrangement will be made for you for the Everest Base Camp trekking whereby you will be able to stay at local lodges and have wholesome food and comfortable bed throughout your trekking journey. This form of arrangement also allows you to carry less baggage; you can hike at your own pace and enjoy the Everest panorama on your own schedule. It is also an eco-friendly way of trekking whereby trekkers can have more contact with the locals.
During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as break fasts include porridge, muesli and toasts with peanut butter and honey.
Most of the teahouses on Everest trail have squat toilet facilities, but recently built lodges have western style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing foreign mountaineers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Hot shower facilities are available till Gorakshep. The most common type is a bucket shower, usually buckets with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower costs from US$ 4 to 15 per use and the price increases along with the elevation. Attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the EBC trek.
During trekking, lodges serve bottled, boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe and have to be paid for. Because of environmental reasons however we encourage our guests to use iodine and other purifying agents to treat water before drinking. Bottled mineral water is also available everywhere.
What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you to wear warm clothes during the Everest Base Camp trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Our staff may also accompany and assist you if required.
During trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Himalayan Glacier will provide you with a duffle bag which you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterwards. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers etc.
If possible, we suggest you to bring your own equipments. However, sleeping bags and down jacket will be provided to you by us. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.
You can bring a suitcase with you but it’s subject to normal airline restrictions. You can leave it at a hotel in Kathmandu. We will provide you the duffle bag which you can use for the trekking and return when your trip is over Your trekking bag (rucksack) must weigh no more than 15kg (day bag not included); Remember, travelling light is much less of a hassle, so do not bring things you can do without.
Your rucksack (duffle bag) will be carried by porters. But the day bag, where you store personal stuffs will be carried by you. However, if you are uncomfortable during trekking then we can also make arrangements for the guide/porters to carry your day bag as well.
Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitude. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters/11808 feet and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slower and gradual pace as part of acclimatization process. In the higher elevation there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advice you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.  
Our guides will make required efforts to obtain the necessary transportation and reservations to get you home as quickly as possible if for any reason you need to depart early. However, you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as: hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
We have different cancellation and refund policies for different trekking, mountaineering and cultural tour packages. Please visit our individual tour packages present at our home page for more details.
There are telephones (landlines) in most of the villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Mobile Phone services are available throughout Nepal and even at the Everest Base Camp but the quality of the reception varies from location to location. Internet facilities can be found in only a few villages. However, these facilities can be expensive. Our guides will carry mobile phones which also can be used by you when/if necessary.
We are happy to make arrangements for additional lodging and airport pickups and drops. Our staff can also recommend side excursions and restaurants for the extra time. Please contact us if you need to make any additional enquiry.
Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Everest Base Camp trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.
Our guides/leaders are experienced and have vast knowledge on the culture, geography, ecology and history of the Everest Region. You can check our team to get to know your guides/leaders better and also become familiar with their experiences. Our guides and porters are fully trained, equipped and provided for. We are also partners with Himalayan Explorers Connection, (Porters Assistance Project). The project has been set up to supply warm clothes, boots and other necessities to porters who are going for trekking expeditions.
Tips are not mandatory. However, if you wish to tip to show your gratitude, it will be welcomed. Tipping can be in USD or Nepalese Rupees (NRS). Upon arrival in Kathmandu, it is good to carry small denominations of USD for small tips to driver, hotel staff, etc. However, hotels/restaurants in Kathmandu, Lukla already charge you with 15 % service charge.
ATM services are available only in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. However, the services might not work or run out of cash. Therefore, we suggest you to carry small amount of money to buy snacks etc during the trekking.
Yes, domestic flights may get delayed or cancelled for any number of days due to unfavorable weather conditions. If the delay occurs at the start of your trip and disturbs your schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip. But, if you are not interested in taking an alternative trip and wish to wait for the flights to resume instead, we will provide you accommodation and food in a guest house in Kathmandu. Hence, as long as you plan to stick to the original trip schedule we will be responsible for additional accommodation/ food. But, if you choose to change the dates of your trip and lengthen it then you will solely be responsible for your expenses.

All Inclusive Price:

$1600USD

Total Duration 16 days
Max Altitude 5545 m.
Difficulty Level Moderate
Best Time March - May & Sept - Dec
Group Size Min 1 pax