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Short Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlight

  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla  
  • Visit  Edmund Hillary hospital, school, Khumjung village
  • Explore Tengboche Monastery
  • Amazing views of Mt.Ama Dablam, Mt.Thamserku and  Kongde 
  • Passing through fast flowing rivers, colorful villages, alpine meadows, valleys and glaciers
  • Significant views of Khumbu Ice fall
  • Hiking up to Kalapatthar
  • Everest Base Camp and walking on the Khumbu glacier
  • Arrival & departure transfer by a private tourist vehicle
  • 12 nights’ accommodation

About Trip

Short Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking in Nepal for the adventurous holidays in the Everest region. It was first conquered by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary in 1953. Reaching to the base of the highest peak in the world is the ultimate goal for the trekkers and gets the striking panoramas of Everest views and let you experience the spiritual Sherpa culture.

The trek begins with a 40 minutes morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and we land at its tiny Airstrip which was built through the funding of Everest Legend Edmund Hillary; this airstrip is considered to be the highest in the world. We then start to walk towards the Phakding and Namche bazaar, entering the Sagarmatha National Park. It is a home of diverse flora and fauna. Reaching Namche Bazaar, the elevation increases into the alpine altitude. Acclimatization is highly required to walk further. The trail is dotted with colorful monasteries and mani walls, engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers. Exploring the capital of Sherpa communities- Khumjung you head further to Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. Everest base camp is a step ahead of it, which can be cover up the same day and the Kalapatthar is on the following day. Both are exotic places to view the Himalayan panoramas and alpine marvels. The trek to the absorbing place is encompassed with the towering peaks as Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantenga, Kwandge, Tawache and Thamserku, glaciers and Lakes along with the Sherpa villages that are set against those soaring peaks and Sherpa cultural absorptions. The 13-day Everest Base Camp Trek is a great introductory trek for those travelers who wish to reach the base camp in a short period of time. 

Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but culturally vibrant Sherpa way of living on these rugged steppes of the Himalaya. The Adventure Club take you into a truly well-known paradise where destiny is yours for the keeping…pass it down to the generations to come...

 


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:KATHMANDU: Arrival day and trek preparation (1,300m)

Day 02:Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2,610) : 40 minutes , 3 hours trek

Day 03:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) : 5 -6 hours trek

Day 04:Namche Bazaar: Rest and Acclimatization Day

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m) : 5- 6 hours trek

Day 06:Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350m) : 5 -6 hours trek

Day 07:Dingboche to Lobuche (4950 m) : 5 -6 hours trek

Day 08:Gorak Shep (5,170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and return to Gorak Shep : 7-8 hours trek

Day 09:Morning climb to Kalapathar (5,555m) and trek back to Pheriche (4200m) : 7- 8 hours trek

Day 10:Pheriche to Namche (3,440m) : 6 -7 hours trek

Day 11:Namche - Phakding to Lukla (2804m) : 6 -7 hours trek

Day 12:Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 13:Kathmandu : Departure Day


What is Included

  •  Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • 10 nights’ accommodation during the trek in a twin shared lodge (tea house)
  •  All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, transportation, accommodation domestic airfare  and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag  and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All government and local taxes.

What is not Included

  • Nepal entry visa:
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandator).

Important Note:

The above information is a guide and standard template of our services. Our trips can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01KATHMANDU: Arrival day and trek preparation (1,300m)Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel. Included Meals: Dinner .

Day 02Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2,610) : 40 minutes , 3 hours trekEarly morning transfer to the domestic airport for about 40 minutes scenic flight to the tiny airstrip at Lukla (2,800m), a getaway destination from where our trek starts. This is an amazing air routes in the world surrounded by high mountain peaks. After reaching at Lukla we will have time for tea while our guide sort out and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. We begin our trek through the pretty well-off Sharpa village and crosses several tributary streams and we have some tantalizing views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,650m). We could get warmed up for some acclimatizing with a short hike to a nearby monastery or just stroll around to get a feel of the land. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 03Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) : 5 -6 hours trek After breakfast, we begin our trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) which takes about five hours. This day you trek and cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo (2800m.) is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set up to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. You then ascend quite steeply to Namche Bazaar and along the way, if the weather is clear, catch a first glimpse of Mt Everest in the distance. You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, Kongde-Ri and Tawache peak. You will also visit some of the village monasteries on the way trekking to Namche Bazaar .Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 04Namche Bazaar: Rest and Acclimatization DaySpending an extra day is a great idea to acclimatize and walk around to discover the lively Sherpa culture. Sherpas are world renowned Himalayan leaders and also expert in mountaineering. After the breakfast, we head towards Khumjung via Everest view hotel. Khumjung is also known as the Sherpa capital, which is densely populated and we can explore the monasteries and Mani walls. The superb hike lets us a chance to view the Himalayan wonders, including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nupste and Lhotse. As we return to Namche, there is time to see the National Park museum and the Sherpa Cultural Centre with interesting displays of Sherpa culture & mountain finery. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals :Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 05 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m) : 5- 6 hours trekAfter breakfast, we start the trek towards Tengboche enjoying stunning view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in Khumbu region. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals :Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 06Tengboche to Dingboche (4,350m) : 5 -6 hours trekWith a Morning Prayer bell, we leave our bed and walk there to view the ritual processes. Tengbuche monastery is one of the important monasteries in the Khumbu region, which was built in 1921 and destroyed by fire in 1989 and again re-established. Then return back to the hotel, have breakfast and begin the trek. Pangboche is the best lunch stop today. the Gompa of Pangboche is regarded as the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region. Dingbuche is about 2 to 2.5 hour walk from here. The view of Kwandge, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantenga and Thamserku are amazing.. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner .

Day 07Dingboche to Lobuche (4950 m) : 5 -6 hours trekAfter breakfast , we begin to trek to Lobuche. First we ascend to Phalang Karpa and to Dugla, where we stop for the lunch. We continue to climb as we are heading to the altitude of 4910 meters at Lobuche which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak.The accommodation can be crowded, but we are almost one day to reach our final destination. Overnight at guesthouse.
Included Meals : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.

Day 08Gorak Shep (5,170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and return to Gorak Shep : 7-8 hours trekAfter having breakfast, we start to walk gradually to Gorakshep and to Everest base camp. The trail is not that much technical, but the thin air region make us gasping. We reach Gorakshep via Italian Research Center and Lobuche Pass. Reaching to Gorakshep, we have lunch and put our belongings at the hotel room. Then we hike to the Everest base camp with the views of Pumori, Nuptse and other surrounding peaks. The trail is dotted with the rocky moraine and reaches to the tented town where the expedition groups stay. Spending some time and take photos, we retrace to Gorakshep and stay there. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals :Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 09Morning climb to Kalapathar (5,555m) and trek back to Pheriche (4200m) : 7- 8 hours trekEarly in the morning, we climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and enjoy the views of sunrise. It’s a magnificent experience; make sure you get some good pictures into your camera. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. Descending to Gorakshep, we will have breakfast and we trek down to Pheriche. The Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is located down here, and foreign volunteer doctors are based at this post to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as the local folks. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals :Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10Pheriche to Namche (3,440m) : 6 -7 hours trekWe continue follow the main trail down the beautifully scenic valley; we pass through Pangboche and re-cross the river before climbing to the monastery at Thyangboche. A steep descent of around 500m leads through bird filled rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Kosi River .From here we will continue to Namche Bazaar. It is pretty much a long walk but the excursion is fantastic. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals :Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11Namche - Phakding to Lukla (2804m) : 6 -7 hours trekThe last day of our trekking, we walk down through the steep trail and make an exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and walk pleasantly towards the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing various suspension bridges, we walk gradually to Lukla. This evening is exciting to celebrate the successful trip, sharing with the crew. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals :Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 12Fly back to Kathmandu This is an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 40 minutes, and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club. Overnight at hotel.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner..

Day 13Kathmandu : Departure DayAdventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
Included Meals: Breakfast.

Departure Note

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights, if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule, if the schedule dates are not suitable for you please contact us and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs.If any individuals / group don't want to join our other group we can comply to your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
25 November, 2017 07 December, 2017 Guaranteed 1159 Book Now
27 November, 2017 09 December, 2017 Guaranteed 1159 Book Now
04 December, 2017 16 December, 2017 Guaranteed 1159 Book Now
10 December, 2017 22 December, 2017 Guaranteed 1159 Book Now
15 December, 2017 27 December, 2017 Guaranteed 1159 Book Now
20 December, 2017 01 January, 2018 Guaranteed 1159 Book Now
25 December, 2017 06 January, 2018 Guaranteed 1159 Book Now
30 December, 2017 11 January, 2018 Guaranteed 1159 Book Now

Trip Note

Flight Delays …A possibility to keep In Mind When Planning

For treks that start in Lukla, we normally book flights between Kathmandu (KTM) and Lukla (LUK) on Twin Otter planes. While flight service between the two airports is fairly reliable, at times the flight schedule can be disturbed and flights cancelled because of weather or mechanical problems.  If this happens after your trek and you would miss your international flight out of Kathmandu, Adventure Club Trek can charter a helicopter on your behalf and at your expense, so that you do not miss your international flight. 

We accept US cash, travelers' checks, and credit cards (Visa and Master Card only). Upon payment to our Kathmandu office we will provide you with a receipt, which you can use to receive reimbursement if you have a travel insurance policy.  Depending upon the number of passengers, a helicopter flight will cost at least US$500, and up to US$3,500.

NOTE:   Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Best time to Trek to the Everest Base camp

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although this trip can be taken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

     

FAQs

What are Trekking Trips?

Typically our trekking holidays involve 4–8 hours hiking per day, including a lunch stop. The trail varies from easy hiking on the lower elevation to the strenuous walking over 5000 meter in Himalayas. A common misconception is that if you are a slow walker you may hold people back – not so! During the day group members often 'string out' and there will usually be an hour or two between the first to arrive and the last. You walk at your own pace and stop when you feel like it. There will be always our trekking guide at the front and rear ensuring no-one gets lost.

How is the Trekking Day?

Trekking Days are designed so that the walking is enjoyable and safe. The companionship of other trekkers and staff positive attitude creates great company and many memorable events. The day begins early at around 6.30 in morning with a cup of tea. Before breakfast, pack your gears into duffle bag by keeping some essential things in your daypack. After breakfast, we are usually on the trail by 8.00 a m and following a good morning's walk, we stop for lunch. About 1 - 2 hours lunch break that allows for the group meal, enjoy the surroundings, and catch up on your diary or reading. We reach our camp or teahouse by 4 pm as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. Having afternoon tea, side trips, games or other activities (optional) are generally organized. You can opt to relax, read, write diary, explore the surrounding area and villages or sit and chat with staff and local people or fellow trekkers. Dinner is normally served around 7.00 p m.

Is there an age limit for Everest Base Camp trekking?

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.

Do you have airport transfer facilities?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya sign board outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.

Who are my guides? Are they trained and experienced?

Adventure Club Trek, being a professionally managed trekking company base in Nepal, we have a policy of employing competent Local Trekking Group Leaders and Guides, who care the fragile environment, knows Nepal better and have empathy to porters and staff. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive Trek leader and Guide courses, wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training etc. to ensure that they are fully competent in all aspects of trekking, climbing, nature and conservation, first aid to high altitude medicine. All of them have year's long trip leading experience and high dedication on rendering the qualitative services. Many of them have work experienced on international adventure travel companies.

How fit do I need to be?

It's important to be ready for your trip or trek. Our treks are not "races" and you will enjoy them as walking holidays. They are suitable for most ages, depending on your level of comfort in walking and altitude. Most people of average fitness for their age could complete the adventure trekking in Himalayas. On all holidays, physical preparation is useful and a flexible, open-minded approach is essential. You can take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the most fascinating surroundings. First-time trekkers are concerned that they won't keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will have them in destination well before they would have expected. Trekking is not walking competition, but walking holidays in own pace. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. Altitude acclimatization is important. And in order to prepare for the thinner air in Nepal try to walk or jog around an hour a day for a few weeks before coming to the Himalayan region. The best preparation for trekking is cycling, swimming, and jogging, squash, tennis and long walks involving up and down hill.

How do I book a trek with you?

After choosing the trip you wish to join, the first step is to fill up the form available here (http://www.adventureclubtrek.com/book-this-trip.html). A deposit has to be made in order to confirm the reservation. All details will be emailed to you to make it easy for you to book. The next step is to book a plane ticket to Asia and then get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

Do I need insurance for Everest Base Camp trekking?

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.

Are the staff is being taken care of? What about Insurance?

We are committed on the welfare of our staff from Trek Leaders / Guides to Sherpas, Cooks and Porters. We ensure good wages, salary, provident fund, proper insurance to the equipment and clothing needed for all staff including porters. They are our kith and kin as well as the backbone of adventure industry in Nepal.

Can I use credit cards during the trekking?

Credit cards are not accepted in during your trekking period so you have to use only Nepalese Rupees cash. In Kathmandu and other major cities modern banking facilities are available.

Can I change the itinerary?

Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

What is the best season for trekking?

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.

What is the teahouse /guesthouse like?

We book clean and comfortable teahouse/guesthouse which we know very well. Our standard trips are based on twin bedded sharing accommodation. We can book private room for you if you like, at an additional cost as per your requirements.

Do the tea houses have electricity so I can charge my electronic devices?

Most of the tea houses we get electricity facility in during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices.

Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan treks?

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Is it possible for me to store extra clothing that I will not need?

Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu. The storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

We provide the full board meals while on trekking and climbing. We offer the open and choice Menu in our tea house trekking where you can select the food you like on your breakfast, lunch and dinner. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the hygienic, plentiful and nutritious food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables.

A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Plenty and healthy dinner comprises of soup, variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes etc as per your section and as available. Tea or coffee is also provided at all meals.

What currency should I bring to Nepal and for my trek?

It is impossible to buy Nepali Rupees outside of Nepal. You can change all major currencies in Kathmandu, and there are a lot of international ATMs. You should change/withdraw money before you start your trek as you will need Rupees everywhere outside Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan.

Do the porters and guides speak English?

All of our guides speak English some speak French and German. Most of the porters understand Basic English, but do not speak it.

Can we meet the guides and porters before we leave?

You can meet the guides before leaving, the porters are all local to the area of your trek (this helps us to give something back to the local community) so you will meet them upon your arrival to your trekking gateway.

What happens if or someone else in the group gets altitude sickness?

 If any problem occurs it will be dealt with as suits the group. If the group is in a hurry we will split the group and one English speaking guide will remain with (or descend with) the person while the rest of the group continues with the other English speaking guide. If the group is not in a hurry, they can wait for a day or 2 while the person acclimatizes. Our guides all carry a first aid kit which includes Diamox, the drug used to treat altitude sickness. If there is a case of severe altitude sickness or any other emergency, we will call for an emergency helicopter pickup (paid for by your insurance company) and the person can be taken to hospital in Kathmandu, usually accompanied by a friend, or if they're travelling alone, an English speaking guide.

What happens if the flight from Lukla or Kathmandu is delayed?

The flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable but if the weather is not good they can be canceled for the entire day. Our 14 day package includes one buffer day in case of delays but we suggest that you schedule a couple of extra additional days in case of delays at the end of your trek. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter this can cost an additional $150 to $500 or more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights ($30) and meals in Kathmandu are not included when flights are delayed although we will make arrangements for you. If your flight is delayed in Lukla we will provide the accommodation and meals in the cost.

Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan treks?

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled? Readily available?

Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per littler. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.

Do you provide any equipment while trekking?

Yes, we provide you sleeping bags, down jackets, tents, mattresses and kitchen equipment, all of the highest quality. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment and climbing equipment is up to you. See our equipment list or email us for a specific list.

Is it cheaper to buy trekking gear in Nepal or in my home country?

Apart from shoes, you can pick up everything you need for a trek in Kathmandu for less than you'd pay at home.

Are any permits required for trekking?

Again, it depends on your specific trek. Some trekking areas require a special permit for trekking, while as others require only permits to enter conservation or national parks. Most require a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. We handle all permits for you, so you have one less thing to worry about!

How much money should I bring along?

Our treks are all-inclusive. We cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible.. Travelers generally bring a small amount of pocket money to cover bottled water, snacks, or tea beyond your included meals, souvenirs, tips, or donations to monasteries along the route (if you are inclined to give one). Trekkers find that around $20 a day is reasonable for these extras.

Can I get a refund if I don't finish the trek?

It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we cannot offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

What should I pack?

Your specific trek and the time of year during which you depart will greatly impact your packing list. A recommended outline of clothing and equipment is listed with each trek. In general, a down jacket, a warm fleece jacket, thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, and sturdy boots are recommended to wear, and a thermal sleeping bag, backpack, and camera are recommended for your kit. If you take any medication, this should obviously be a packing priority. Utilize common sense - you don't want to end up short-handed on the mountain, but over packing is undesirable. It's worth noting that just about anything you need in the way of trekking clothing and/or equipment can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu when you first arrive.

Will my mobile work while in Nepal?

If you want to take your phone with you, there is a good chance that it will work in most major cities. Check with your service provider before you go if they have a reciprocal agreement with the countries you are travelling to, and make sure you remember to get international roaming turned on. You can also get the local mobile sim card in Kathmandu.

What temperatures are like during the day and night?

It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather condition in Himalayas. Off course days are warm and nights are cold. There can be a snow or rain storms at any time. Between 1000 and 3500 meter the temperature could be as high as 20°C to 5°C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20°C to -10°C. During winter it is around 10°C colder. Good polarizing sunglasses (not trendy fashion one) for high altitude and large brimmed hat are really helpful. Expect the unexpected.

What communication options exist while trekking?

It varies. Mobile coverage is list expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different… did you know that 3G coverage is available all over Mount Everest? There is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage, however. Most trekking routes feature local VHF phones, but on the more remote trails, a satellite phone is the only option.

Can I get a refund if I don't finish the trek?

It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we cannot offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

Do you arrange private treks?

Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 50 at a time). Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

Should I tip my guide? How about my porter?

While not mandatory, tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks. Your guides and porters will tremendously appreciate a small gratuity at the end of your trek, as these little extras go a long way towards helping their families. Tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for the team's hard work and devoted attention to your happiness.

What about security during trekking?

Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping trek' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

Can you give me a description of an average day of trekking?

Depending on the day ahead we might wake up at 6:30am, have breakfast at 7:00am and leave at 8:00am. However, for crossing difficult passes the day might start as early as 4:30am. If you are going on a teahouse trek, we would stop for lunch any time from 11am to 1pm depending on availability of lodges. In the camping trip the cooking team goes ahead of the rest of the group to get the lunch ready. After lunch we might walk for another couple of hours or if the morning's climb was steep and we have reached the desired altitude we might stop for the night. At around 6pm the dinner is served and in teahouse trek most lodge dining rooms close for the night between 8 and 9pm.

Start from   $1159 USD Group Discount

No of people Price
2-5 $1054 USD
6-9 $959 USD
10+ $849 USD
  1. 13 Days
  2. Moderate
  3. 1-12 People

Trip Code:ACT 162

Destination:Nepal

Max.Altitude: 5545m/18192ft at Kalapatthar

Activities :Trekking, Hiking

Best Month:March - May & September - November

Trek Style:TH (Teahouse/Lodge).

Accommodation:3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking.

Transportation:Private vehicles & Domestic Flight

Trip Start/ Finish: Kathmandu

Permits:TIMS card, Sagarmatha National park Permit

Activity Per Day:Approx 4-6 hours walking

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