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Everest Base camp trekking, designed for your experience.
The Everest Base Camp trek will take you beyond the horizons to a world of fantastic mountains and human history. This experience and the extraordinary people you will meet can eventually change your perspective of life.
The major parts of the trek is placed in the Khumbu Valley, Nepal, at an altitude of 5364 meters. The standard Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal and starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla before traveling to the mountains. Optionally you can start from Jiri and follow the footpaths of the early explorers. There are also different variants such as EBC with Gokyo Lake and the demanding Three passes trek. For the ones that want to accomplish a dream of standing on a Himalaya summit, popular alternatives is to combine EBC with Island Peak or Lobuche.
The trek is challenging no matter what route you want to go, and you need to really want it and prepare physically. Of course our local experts are highly motivating and supportive, and even those who are not the fittest or have other challenges can make it. You will get all the information you need and of course other things on your mind when contacting us. Our Nepal trekking experts are always ready to help you.
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Frequently Asked Questions for Base Camp Everest Trek
How is the accommodation?
In Kathmandu, we will accommodate you at a hotel we often use and recommend or one of your preferences. Local lodges accommodation provided during the trek is typically on twin sharing basis on group treks. Hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara comes with private bathroom , however in mountain, toilet and shower will be on sharing basis. In the most busy months, (October-November and April-May) you may have to share the room with other traveler as some villages have limited number of local lodges .
What is the meals like?
You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental , Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Dinner and breakfast serve at the teahouse where we stay and lunch will be served on the way to next destination. In Kathmandu and in Pokhara, only breakfast is provided. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, no worries, Nepal is such a easy place to get several vegetarian options. To be sure you get what you want we will order ahead of the trip.
What staff is joining the trip?
Typically a guide and a porter will assist you from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided. A porter provided for 2 trekkers, and carries between 15 to 20 kg. If you have a special request, this will be explained in your dialogue.
What kind of equipment do I need?
The following Equipment list is recommended to bring for the Everest Base Camp trek:
Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T – shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, thick and warm woolen socks, Light cotton socks , A day bag to carry your valuable, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, rain coat, Sun block, lip balm , Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear, Thermal wear, Nylon windbreaker, Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries etc.
You will get more information when you start the dialogue.
What physical fitness and experience is required?
Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours ups and down in a day carrying own day bag. Some days are even longer with 7- 8 hours of walking. Everest Base Camp is high altitude trek which demands more physical fitness,however if you are strongly determined and have excellent health and average physical fitness can complete this trek.
Few weeks prior to the trip, doing some physical exercise is better. No technical skill is needed however past experience also helps . If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or for blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to us
What kind of Insurance do I need?
You have to obtain the travel insurance which should cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses. Some Insurance policy's cover only up to 4000 meter, so please kindly confirm with the insurance company before you purchase the trek.
What is the best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trek?
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Everest Base Camp Trek. You can do it in winter (December to February )if you are used to extreme cold temperature.
How is the Lukla flight?
It is very difficult to predict the weather in mountain. Because of bad weather, the flight between Kathmandu to Lukla may be delayed or canceled for a day or more. Due to the weather changes in Himalaya, we can face such problem even in good season. So we would like to request you to add few days extra in Kathmandu. If you complete your trip smoothly, then you can enjoy your time with other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting. Jungle activities or more.
If your flight is cancelled in Kathmandu then we will rebook the flight for the next day. There may be an option to use private helicopter paying additional from $300 to $500 We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. When flight is cancelled , we will arrange you a hotel however food and accommodation is not cover in the package. Same process will be applied if the flight cancelled or delayed in Lukla.