Everest Base Camp Classic Trek 19 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, Punlich Jeep & Domestic Flight
  • Activity Cultural Tour and Trekking
  • Best Season Feb- May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 1, Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5545m/11283ft

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, UNESCO World Heritage sites like Pashupathinath, Swayambhunath, Budhanath, and Durbar Squares.
  • The classic route to Everest, from Salleri till Monjo.
  • Namche Bazaar, the Everest region’s busiest market.
  • Tengboche Monastery is the largest of its kind in the Khumbu region. Tengboche is also a viewpoint and provides fantastic views of AmaDablam and Mount Everest.
  • Everest Base Camp with views of Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbutse
  • Kala Patthar is the ultimate view of the Everest Region. This is from where you can see Everest the closest; also enjoy views of other surrounding mountains.
  • Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Classic Trek Overview

Everest Base Camp Classic Trek takes the road less traveled to land on the base camp of Mount. Everest at (5,364m/ 17,594 feet) You make people along the way, teahouse owners, and any porters you may hire very happy as they don’t get to see much business on this route. So, you are helping the local economy by making this journey. Our journey starts in Kathmandu; we go sightseeing in and around the city visiting various UNESCO world heritage sites like Buddhanath, Swayambhunath,Pashupathinath, and a few other places.

We leave Kathmandu for Salleri the following day. The rather long drive to Salleri is thoroughly scenic and enjoyable, high chance you will be glad you took the road instead of the flight to Lukla which you’d have to take while coming back. We are on the classic trail to Everest Base Camp until the eighth day of the trip, and the next day we join the main route.

Through forests of rhododendron and deciduous trees, Sherpa villages, Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, suspension bridges, waterfalls, high current Whitewater rivers, and deep gorges, we reach the Everest Base Camp on the 14th day of the trip. This trek also gets you to Kala Patthar, the best-known viewpoint in the Everest region. You can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the Khumbu Himalaya spread including the mighty Mt.Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, and AmaDablam among other surrounding mountains. Classic EBC Trek is for those who want to take them off the beaten path, avoid the seasonal crowd, get to know Sherpa culture and Nepalese lifestyle that is not tamed for touristic purposes, and simply enjoy the Himalayas.

Itinerary

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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 giving 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.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,350m

Today, we go on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city. We start the program after breakfast, first visiting the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Though non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main premises of the temple we are allowed to visit the cremation site and surrounding areas. We then head to Boudhanath, considered one of the largest stupas in Asia due to the massive mandala that surrounds the main dome. The smell of Himalayan incense and locals doing kora(making clockwise rounds of the stupa) gives you a little insight into Buddhist culture. Our next stop is Swayambhunath also known as the Monkey Temple, located on top of a hill. The stupa is similar to Boudhanath, but here the stupa is surrounded by many temples and shrines. Some of the temples date back to the medieval Lichchhavi period. Our final stop is Kathmandu Durbar square which is a fine example of Newari architecture. The premises of Durbar square house many temples and royal palaces, however, most of the temples and buildings were destroyed by the 2015 earthquake and are being renovated.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,350m

Instead of taking the conventional way to Everest via a 40-minute flight to Lukla, we take a scenic and adventurous road to Salleri. Overnight at guesthouse.
Highlights of Day 3
a. Jeep Ride from Kathmandu
b. Hills, local communities, rivers, and forests in the way

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude2,390m

If you have been waiting for the real trekking, it starts today. Buckle up for 6-7 hours of hiking today. Overnight at guesthouse.
Highlights of Day 4
a. Your first views of mountains, Makalu and Gaurishankar among others.
b. Climbing 600 meters up
c. Descending 800 meters
d. Overnight in Nunthala, a quiet and scenic village in the Khotang district

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude2,220m

You will wake up to the chirping of birds and donkey bells rattling outside and of course and warm and hearty breakfast.
Highlights of Day 5
1. Climbing down 700 meters
2. Pretty countryside views
3. Climb up 400 meters
4. Kharikhola for lunch
5. Rhododendron forests
6. Reach Bupsa at 3-4 and explore around

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude2,360m

Wake up to Himalayan morning rituals; incense, prayers, and soothing mountain air. Not to forget, your locally made delicious breakfast.
Highlights of day 6
1. Trek on the trail climbing up a ridge
2. Crossing the gorge all the while enjoying up-close views of a waterfall
3. Descend to Chaurikharka, a village with green fields, a Buddhist monastery, and great hospitality. Spin the manes (Buddhist prayer wheels) for good luck.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude2,650m

Today is the day we reach the entry point to Sagarmatha National Park, where the Everest region falls. You will wake up to mountain views if the weather is clear in the morning, Buddhist prayers, sounds of bells from donkey processions, and local daily rituals. We will start the day with a filling breakfast.
Highlights of Day 7
1. Cross the ChheplungKhola ( a local stream)
2. Trek alongside the Dudh Koshi River
3. Pass through Buddhist monasteries, magnolia and rhododendron forests, and a few scenic villages
4. Cross Dudh Koshi river before reaching Monjo

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude2,840m

Every step we take today will bring us closer to Everest. After walking a little ahead from where we stayed last night in Monjo, we reach the entry point to Sagarmatha National park.
Highlights of Day 8
a. Walking on the trail alongside Dudh Koshi River
b. Stop at a popular chorten on the way to pay respects
c. Reach Namche Bazaar; a traditional Sherpa village often called the gateway to Everest. It is also the busiest village in the Everest region and has ATMs, checks posts, health posts, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a bustling market. Enjoy views of Mt. Everest.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude3,440m

Adventure doesn’t mean carelessness, so we take this day to acclimatize. We are well above 3,000 meters and the air is already thinning, increasing the chances of Altitude sickness.
Highlights of Day 9
a. Explore the Namche Bazaar market sites
b. Hike to Sagarmatha National Park to enjoy views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku among other neighboring mountains.
c. Option to hike to Khumjung village (12,401 ft.), a picturesque Sherpa village. Take a visit to Khumjung Hillary School

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude3,440m

Since you are officially in the Everest region, you will wake up to views of Mt.Everest and a very Himalayan morning. As always we will start our day with a filling breakfast, it is going to be quite the trek after all.
Highlights of Day 10
1. Descent to the Dudh Koshi River, enjoy views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku among other neighboring mountains.
2. Climb up to Tengboche via the rhododendron forests trail
3. Tengboche monastery in Tengboche-it is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Up and close view of Mt. AmaDablam.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude3,870m

The trek is only getting better each day. After a healthy and hearty breakfast, we begin our trek through the luscious forests, green hills, and views of snow-capped mountains. Today is the last treeline you will see.
Highlights of Day 11
1. Trekking through birch, conifers, and rhododendron forests.
2. Views of Lhotse, Mt. Everest, and AmaDablam
3. Crossing Imja River, Pangboche village, and Pangboche monastery
4. Pass through Imja Valley and Lobuche River
5. Reach Dingboche for an overnight stay.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinne
  • Max. Altitude4,360 m

To adapt to the higher altitude, we go for a day hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m), a hill located on the edge of Chhukung valley. Getting there is quite a challenge as the trail is very steep at some points. However, once you reach atop the hill, you will be awarded up-close views of Lobuche East (6,119m), Lobuche West (6,145m), Taboche Peak (6,367m), Thamserku (6,608m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), and Kangtega (6,685m). In clear weather conditions, we can also sight Mt. Makalu (8,481m), the fifth highest mountain in the world. Many trekkers carry packed food to enjoy their lunch in this pristine view that Nagarjun Hill offers while others prefer having their lunch back at Dingboche after making a tiring excursion. After a day of admiring the mountains, we return to Dingboche. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Alternatively, hike to Chhukung escorts to the gateway of Island peak climbing point. The hiking becomes fruitful adjoined by the delighting Everest Himalayan peaks and back to Dingboche and take a rest. 

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude5100m

Energized and rejuvenated from the acclimatization day earlier, after breakfast, we start today’s trek with a steady climb.
Highlights of Day 13
1. Climb up to Duglha on the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier
2. Climb up to ChupkiLhara, the memorial site for Everest legends like Scott Fischer ( American mountaineer) and BabuChiri Sherpa ( Nepali mountain guide, summited Everest 10 times)
3. Views of great peaks like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Mahalangur, and Pumori from Khumbu Glacier moraine.
4. Reach Lobuche Valley for the overnight stay.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4,940m

You set foot on the Everest Base Camp today. But, the journey is the bigger picture here. The way to the base camp can be misleading due to thin air, high altitude, and challenging rocky terrain. So, it is essential you follow your guide thoroughly.
Highlights of Day 14
1. To Everest Base Camp through Gorakshep, a frozen lakebed covered with sand
2. Pass the Indian army mountaineers’ memorial
3. Reach Everest Base Camp, sights of tents belonging to climbers headed to summit Everest sends a sense of ecstasy to all. Views of Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbutse, examine the Khumbu icefall.
4. Return to Gorakshep for rest and overnight stay.
Optional
5. Since sunset views for Kala Patthar are better than sunrise views, many like to push to Kala Patthar. If that’s what you want, then you can contact your guide at the moment and enjoy a golden sunset over Mount Everest from Kala Patthar today.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude5,364m

We start early today, cutting through the pre-dawn darkness in -10 to -14 degrees Celsius temperature. Also, brace yourself for chilly winds. It is all worth it when you reach the top of Kala Patthar to enjoy the panoramic mountain views.
Highlights of Day 15
1. 360-degree panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lingtren, Changtse, Khumbutse, AmaDablam, Nuptse, and Pumori among other surrounding mountains.
2. Take pictures, soak in the views and relax on the top
3. Get back to Pheriche for rest and overnight stay.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4,288m

Get ready to descend, well, finally! We are headed down to Namche Bazaar today.
Highlights of Day 16
1. Trek down hillside forests of juniper and rhododendron trees
2. Cross Dudh Koshi River over a bridge decorated with prayer flags, DudhKoshi Gorge.
3. Trek through pine forest, chances of spotting colorful pheasants and mountain goats high
4. Rest at Sansa with views of Thamserku, Nuptse, and AmaDablam

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,440m

Another advantage of following this classic trek journey is the fact that you don’t have to repeat your steps. We are headed to Lukla today.
Highlights of Day 17
1. Descending down on a steep rocky terrain
2. Crossing several suspension bridges
3. Reach Lukla for an overnight stay. Sharing stories of past adventures over a warm meal with the group and other trekkers

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,804m

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 Trek.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsFarewell Dinner

Adventure 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.

  • MealsBreakfast

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling 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. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (3 Nights).
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed; English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Domestic flights (Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • 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, accommodation, food, 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, and trekking map
  • Duffle bag for the trekking.
  • 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.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International airfares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • 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 mandatory)

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: MondaySeptember 19, 2022End DateEnd: FridayOctober 07, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589
Start DateStart: FridaySeptember 23, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayOctober 11, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589
Start DateStart: TuesdaySeptember 27, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayOctober 15, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589
Start DateStart: FridaySeptember 30, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayOctober 18, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, we will be happy to create our trips to suit your needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help customize your dream destination.

Useful Info

Meals

All meals — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — will be provided during the trek, and breakfast will only be provided in Kathmandu. We host welcome and farewell dinners for our guests. During the trek, we have breakfast and dinner at tea-houses or lodges where we spend nights while there will be lunch at tea-houses on the way. You have the option to choose from Nepali, continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. As we take care of our guests, we ensure that you are getting healthy food. We prioritize locally produced organic food and also provide you with seasonable fruits. During the climbing session, hygienic, freshly-cooked food will be provided.

Note: If you are a vegetarian, let us know in advance so that we could make proper arrangements for food as per your wish during the trek

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a three-star standard hotel in Kathmandu and a guesthouse/teahouse during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Adventure Club Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also, note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower altitudes but, it might be complicated to find them at higher altitudes. 

Drinking-Water

Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but doesn't provide water. The best option is to treat the local water either with chlorine/iodine tablets or use a steripen. The tea houses will give you good quality free water and, you can also get along the trail but, you will need to treat it. If you are using the tablets make sure they dissolve completely (about 30 mins). On most treks, you can buy mineral water along the trail. A liter of mineral water at lower elevation tea houses costs around USD 1 but at higher elevations can cost up to $4 so the cost can add up.

Acclimatization And High-Altitude Sickness

The acclimatization planned during the trip helps trekkers adapt to the environment with less oxygen. Our body needs time to adjust to the higher altitudes. Rushing to the higher elevation without acclimatization may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS) which could be fatal. The trekkers may suffer from AMS above 2,400m/7,875ft as the amount of oxygen becomes less and less with the increase in elevation.

We can categorize AMS into three categories with its symptoms. The trekker suffering from normal AMS feels giddy, gets headaches, Nausea, and is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less amount of oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomit, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines.

A person suffering from serious AMS shows heightened symptoms including shortness of breath even while taking rest. The trekker with serious symptoms can barely walk and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker having serious AMS has to be taken to the lower altitude immediately.

Advanced cases of AMS

If AMS is not treated in time, it can be life-threatening and lead to edema, a condition in which fluid is accumulated in the tissues of the body. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

In HACE, the brain gets swollen which can lead to coma and even death. Its symptoms are paralysis on one side of the body, bladder dysfunction, fatigue, bowel dysfunction, loss of coordination, and confusion. Descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible to prevent the worsening of the condition.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

Fluid is accumulated in the lungs which also increases the capillary pressure. Its symptoms include severe shortness of breath at rest, dry cough that later leads to producing pink frothy sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are pretty rare. All our guides at the Adventure Club Trek, are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle it with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.

First-Aid Kit

Our guides and porters are equipped with a basic first-aid kit during regular treks. For expeditions that take on the isolated and off the beaten trekking paths, a comprehensive first-aid kit is compulsory, the same goes for climbing expeditions as well.

  • A bandage in case of sprains.
  • Plasters/ Band-aids and antiseptic ointments for simple cuts
  • Iodine or water filter (optional) instead of buying bottled mineral water
  • Moleskin/Second skin in case of blisters.
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol -painkiller.
  • Oral rehydration salts-Nava Jeevan or Jeevan Jal (orange-flavored ORS)
  • The broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
  • Diarrheal stopper (Imodium - optional).
  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness).
  • Gel hand cleaner/sanitizer.

Note: We can add medical supplies as per the special needs of the trekkers to the first-aid kit given above.

Equipment And Packing List

We recommend that you bring the items to the list below. If your trek is longer or shorter than that, appropriate adjustments can be made, reflect the specific requirements, season, and length of the trip. The items marked with an asterisk (*) will be provided by Adventure Club Trek at no additional cost. You are welcome to use your own such articles if you already have them and prefer your own. Many of the trekking items can be bought cheaply in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu; quality will vary, with the items imported from China often being of higher quality. There are also several high-end shops in Kathmandu which carry well-known brands. Since your pack will be carried by our porters, please remember the weight limitation is 15kg (33 lbs since there is nothing there but some prayer flags. Also, please note that you did not send me any list of gear.

* The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags,s and duffle bags.

* Our main guide, trained in wilderness first aid, will carry a comprehensive medical kit.

Important Documents And Items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and purchasing your own drinks and gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc

 HEAD

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

UPPER BODY

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

LOWER BODY

  •  Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

FEET

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

HANDS

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

TOILETRIES

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

SLEEPING

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

MEDICAL

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylpolyamine
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  •  Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Experience Required

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who can walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. On some days, we might even need to walk for 7 to 8 hours. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude, and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek. Exercising and jogging regularly is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset, but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Adventure Club Trek before booking the trek. We also recommend that you consult your doctor(s) before the trip.

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept -Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but a summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Visa And Entry Procedures

Everyone needs a visa to enter Nepal except Indian nationals. Citizens of the SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan do not require visa for a period of 30 days. Fortunately, getting a Nepal visa is an easy process. Tourist visas are issued on arrival at the international airport and official overland entry points. However, travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia are not issued visa on arrival. After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks that will assist your visa processing. Taking the completed form and paying the visa fee, you need to stay in the long immigration queue for your visa on arrival.

Visitors can now apply for online visa within15 days of their arrival date in Nepal. For this, you will need your Nepal hotel address and a digital passport-sized photo that needs to be uploaded to the online application. After submitting the form online, you need to print out the confirmation page which has to be furnished at the immigration section in Kathmandu airport along with your passport and the required visa fee. You can apply for your online Nepal visa here.

Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate located in their respective countries. Or, they can even mail their visa application to the visa office near their location, but well ahead of time to allow sufficient processing time. Nepal visa information for all categories of travelers and their correspondence cost can be very handy, so for more information and contact details of the Nepali Embassies and Consulate around the world, you may CLICK HERE.

Whichever way you enter Nepal, you will be given a 15/30/90 day visa as per your requirement. The general Nepal tourist visa fee on arrival for multiple entries is:

15 days – US$30, 30 days – US$50, and 90days – US$125

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum of 150 days in a year and these extensions are granted only at the department of immigration offices at Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visa, visit our visa information page.

Our Trekking Guides/Leaders 

Here at Adventure Club, our staff is like family. We only use locals to support their communities and we train our staff rigorously to be the best they can be – for you! 

  •  Full first aid training
  • Guide Training (trekking)
  • English and other common languages (as requested) 
  • Village and land Conservation 
  • Mountaineering (for specialty expedition or climbing treks)

All our guides are highly trained in all aspects of trekking, conversation, first-aid, and emergency evacuation. They are all very professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about the field of tourism. They are local guides and their English is sometimes limited to trek-related topics. They know how to facilitate running a smooth and safe trip whilst appreciating the beauty of the Himalayan world.

Porters Care

On any team, courtesy and respect are fundamental for an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Our porters are an essential, integral part of each trekking team, and as such, they are well-treated and well-paid. At the conclusion of your trek, we believe you will find that they have fully earned your gratitude and respect. We do expect all trekkers to keep the weight of their baggage under 22kgs/44lbs. Adventure Club Trek maintains a full commitment to the rights of our porters, providing them with appropriate clothing, gear, and lodging. In case of serious accident or sickness, they receive the same care as anyone else employed on the trekking team, even including evacuation by helicopter at our expense if appropriate. We fully support the IPPG (International Porter Protection Group), which strives to maintain and improve our porter's working conditions.

Travel Insurance

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. Adventure Club Trek has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

Electricity, WIFI, and  Battery  Recharge

During your trek on the Everest region, electricity is available to recharge your phones, laptop, iPads from micro-hydro power, and solar panels on a paying basis. As for Wi-Fi, there are no hotspots along the trekking trail after Namche. The only two places offering free Wi-Fi are Starbucks coffee in Lukla and Everest Bakery in Namche. At other places upwards, you need to pay for using internet services, which increases gradually with the altitude.

Communication On Trek 

On the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the guesthouses, but as we reach high altitude, the communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once a day to make sure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly touch for help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card for a better network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost.

Group Size and Team Composition 

We always try to form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share with each other in a fun-filled environment when out in the wilderness. Generally, our travel group comprises a maximum of 16 members. We need at least two participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, the number of group members do not apply. We always strive to form a team ensuring that the members are comfortable with one another.

Tipping 

Tipping is not mandatory in Nepal as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express your gratitude, you are free to offer a tip to drivers, and hotel staff among others. People usually welcome such generosity. When it comes to tipping your porters or trekking leaders, use your discretion as per the quality of the services. Tip money does not form a part of our employees’ wages. However, you can use tipping as a way of showing appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

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