Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek 15 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle and Domestic Flights
  • Activity Cultural Tours and Trekking
  • Best Season Feb- May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size 1 to 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5545m/11283f

Highlights

  • Trek incorporates luxurious amenities and the comfort to the thrill of catching the wonders of the Himalayas.
  • 3 nights in a 5-star hotel, 5 nights at Yeti Home or similar 1 night at Hotel Rivendell, and 5 nights in tea houses.
  • Sight-seeing in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Mt Everest (8,848.85m/29,031.69 ft) at the canter of the trek
  • View of various peaks including Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Mt Makalu (8,463m)
  • The highest Khumbu Glacier (4,900m)
  • Panoramic view from Kala Patthar 5,644.5m/18,519 ft
  • Exploration of Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
  • Diversity of flora and fauna
  • Rare endangered wildlife like red panda, snow leopard, over 118 species of birds
  • Exploration of the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
  • Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges, an ancient monastery in Tengboche

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek Overview 

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek incorporates the luxurious amenities and the comfort of the thrill of catching the wonders of the Himalayas. You will be staying in a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu and the tea houses provide the best services and facilities possible during the trek in the mountains. Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek starts to take off with a thrilling 40 minutes mountain flight into the tiny airstrip at Hillary’s Lukla. The spectacular views from the plane allow you to witness the mesmerizing view of the Himalayan range covering most of the serene mountains, lush hills, pristine streams and waterfalls, and nature’s untouched illustrations.

The oldest monasteries and Sherpa villages in the Khumbu region are other major attractions. The trekkers get the opportunity to get in touch with the Sherpa culture during the acclimatization in the mountain. The Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek includes sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley. The journey begins and ends in Kathmandu. Adventure Club Trek’s other similar treks in the Everest region includeEverest Base Camp Trek – 14 Days

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trekking has been designed with a focus on comfort and luxurious amenities to make the journey a lifetime adventure. In Kathmandu, you will stay in a 5-star hotel, acclimatize in comfort and explore the city at your leisure while anticipating your ascent. Our experienced city tour guides will take you on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The food covers a wide variety of dishes from Continental, Italian, Nepali, Chinese and Nepali cuisines while accommodations are arranged in the top luxury lodges that feature twin sharing rooms’ en-suite bathrooms with western toilets in this deluxe Everest Base Camp Trek.

We ascend to the maximum height of 5,545 meters at Kala Patthar. You will enjoy the splendid view of more than a dozen of mountains beside Mt Everest (8,884m). As you trek you will also explore the Sagarmatha National Park listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. The trail passes through lush green vegetation. Pine and hemlock forests are common in lower altitudes white fir, juniper, birch, rhododendron, scrub, and alpine plant communities are found in high altitudes. Some of the rare endangered wild mammals including the red panda and snow leopard and a wide variety of mammals can be spotted in the national park the trekking starts after we make a flight to Lukla. We trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) where we stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or a similar high-standard hotel.

Next, you will acclimatize at Yeti MountainHome or a similar high-standard hotel in Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) as preparation for ascending to the higher altitude. Acclimatization is very important as our body takes some time to adjust to the high-altitude situation. During acclimatization in Namche, you will get an opportunity to explore this historically important trade hub, a settlement at the base of the Himalayas. Namche is facilitated by offices, banks, descent hotels, restaurants, and shops among different institutions that provide services. During your stay in Namche, you will also make an excursion to the Everest View Hotel (3,962m/12995ft) as a part of acclimatization.

Further, in Deboche (3,820m/12,533ft), you will be amazed to stay at Hotel Rivendell. The view of mountains becomes clearer as you ascend. There are two core points — Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) and Kala Patthar (5545m/11283ft). We gain access to both of the points from Gorakshep (5,180m/16990) on two separate days. One day we trek from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp and go back to Gorakshep, and the other day we ascend to Kala Patthar and go back to Gorakshep. After this, we trek descending back to Namche Bazaar and further to Lukla where the epic of the foot trail in the Himalayas will end. In Lukla, you will have free time to enjoy sightseeing and roam about the village. You will stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or a similar standard hotel. The following day you will take a flight back to Kathmandu. Adventure Club trek offers similar treks in the Everest region including Everest Base Camp Trek – 16 Days

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After going through your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be driven to your respective hotel on Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After you take a rest for some time at the hotel suite, you will be called for an orientation session with your trekking guide over a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel.

  • AccommodationStandard 5-Star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

After breakfast, our city guide will take you to the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath stupa, the famous Buddhist monkey temple is located on the hill from where you can get the picture of Kathmandu valley from a bird’s view. Pashupathinath temple, one of the most important pilgrimages for Hindus, is located in the eastern part of the city. Likewise, Buddhanath is the largest spherical stupas in Asia. You will also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Squire, centuries-old royal palace, now turned into national museums, temples and other buildings, with finest architectures, with fine cuts and wood carvings. In the afternoon, we get our equipment checked by our Trekking leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip. Overnight at hotel. 

  • AccommodationStandard 5 -Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

After breakfast, we will drive you to the domestic airport for the flight to Lukla. The 40-minute flight offers splendid views of mountains till landing at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla (2,800m), the gateway to the Everest Base Camp Trek. The air route is considered majestic as high peaks are a joy to behold from closer. In Lukla, you will have time for tea while our guide would engage himself in dividing the load baggage to be carried by porters. Your trek will start through a Sherpa village. We will cross several tributaries hike down the trail. The marvellous views go on revealing the natural beauties as we make it to a small settlement of Phakding (2,650m). You may go for a short hike to a nearby monastery or just roam around. The excursion will help you acclimatize Overnight stay in Phakding at the Yeti Mountain Home or a similar hotel. 

Note: Sometimes, due to the maintenance of the domestic airport of Kathmandu, the flight takes off to Lukla from the Manthali airport of Ramechhap. It's about a 4-hour road trip, which begins early in the morning (around 3 am). Driving early, you don't have to face traffic and catch the flight on time.

  • AccommodationLuxury Hotel accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,600m/9,187ft

After breakfast, we head for Namche Bazaar following the trail that goes through the pine forest alongside Dudh koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges over rivers, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. We pass by Chumoa and Monjo villages before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. The Park offers a scenic view of green vegetation and wildlife. We make a steep ascent for about two hours, then we get the first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the ridge of Lhotse-Nuptse. We halt at Chautara to admire the surrounding view. We continue hiking to reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt Everest and the main trading canter in Khumbu region. We will be staying at Yeti Mountain Home or a similar hotel in Namche Bazaar for two nights.

  • AccommodationLuxury Hotel accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,438m/11,280ft

There are varieties of decent offices, hotels, internet cafes and many other offices and trading concerns; ATMs, Banks, military base camp, museum, and varieties of souvenir shops which stock Tibetan antique items as well as the accessory equipment and gears for adventurers.

We reserve this day for acclimatization in Namche. For all the trekkers, it is very important to get used to the climate and situation to make the Everest Base Camp Trek successful. For the speedy adjustment to the higher altitude, we make an excursion to Syangboche and further ascend to the Everest View Hotel which is considered to be located at the highest place. From the hotel, we get a splendid view of the Himalayas; Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and others. After having tea or coffee break, we gradually descend to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung where we will have lunch. You may also visit the Khumjung Monastery. The legend has it that the monastery houses a Yeti’s scalp. When we return to Namche, we may choose to relax or enjoy roaming about the town. You may visit the Sherpa museum to learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering, or nearby Thame, a historic village. It is worth visiting the school established by Sir Edmond Hillary, the first person to climb Mt. Everest. It will be the second-stay at the same hotel.

  • AccommodationLuxury Hotel accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,438m/11,280ft

After breakfast, we set off for Deboche. We move ahead along the trail keeping in touch with the magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and a close-up view of Thamserku. We cross Pangboche and follow the trail that runs a few uphill and downhill. On the way, you can spot different species of birds like pheasants, musk deer, red panda, or herds of Himalayan Thar among other rare mammals. We cross Sansa, which is the major trail junction to the Everest Base Camp and to the Gokyo valley. We go through the pine forests and cross a bridge decorated with prayer flags, over the Dudh Koshi River. We take a lunch break on reaching Phunki Thenga where there are teahouses. We relax and save energy for a tough ascent through the pine forest ahead until we reach Tengboche. There is Tengboche monastery, the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. The place is very famous from a religious aspect. We get a spectacular view of the Himalayas, including the peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku as we walk down the trail through rhododendron forests. It takes about an hour to reach Deboche, our next stop. Overnight at Hotel Rivendell.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,820m/12,533ft

After breakfast, we start our journey. We pass by several chortens, mani walls and a few settlements. You will relish the marvellous view of Mt. Annapurna. On the way, we will have lunch in one of the best tea houses. There will be the option of taking one of the two routes either heading in a northward direction to Pheriche or following the trail running in an eastward direction. The trail enters Imja Valley making the path easier. We cross the confluence of the Lobuche River and descend to the river from where begins the steep climb to Dingboche. We can see buckwheat, potato and barley fields and grazing animals in this beautiful village of Sherpas. Overnight in Dingboche.

 

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4,360m/14,305ft

After breakfast, we set off on a journey passing through Khumbu Khola valley and climbing to Duglha. Trek through the arid Khumbu Khola valley is awarding with the splendid view of mountains on all sides. We cross Dusa also known as yak herder’s place, and pass by Phulung Karpo, the campsites during the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. There is a Chola Lake above Phulung Karpo. You will get an amazing view of Mt Pumori until the trail descends and take us to a stream. We cross a wooden makeshift bridge and make an ascent to Duglha. We get views of various majestic peaks including Nuptse, Cholate, Thamserku Above Phulung Karpo, there is Chola Lake. As we continue our trek the majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7138 m/ 23418 ft) comes into view. As the trail descends and curves, Mt. Pumori hides and we come across a roaring stream. After crossing a small wooden bridge, we ascend to Dugla. We can see the tip of Nuptse from this juncture as well as Cholatse, Thamserku, and several other magnificent peaks. Overnight in Duglha.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4,600m/15,093ft

After breakfast, we take a trail through the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We go through the boulders and summit to the top of Chupki Lhara, a ridge that offers amazing views of mountains. You will find memorials of American mountaineer Scott Fischer and Nepali mountain guide Babu Chiri Sherpa who summitted Mt Everest ten times. You will see prayer flags and stones established to honour those two climbers who perished on the expedition to Mt Everest. We go along the trail that leads to Khumbu Glacier moraine. From here we get the marvellous view of several peaks including Khumbutse, Lengthen, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. We can see the Nuptse on the right as we cross the Khumbu Glacier. We take on craggy mountain terrain to a small settlement called Lobuche. A breath-taking view of Mt. Lobuche, Pumori and Nuptse will excite you. You may feel a little out of breath as we are now almost three miles above sea level Prepare yourself for the evening can be biting cold. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4,940m/16,208ft

This is the day to realize the dream of exploring the Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,599ft). In the early morning, we set off on the journey through rocky terrains alongside the Khumbu glacier to reach Gorakshep. Subsequently, you will find it hard along the straight trail to the Everest Base Camp due to the accumulation of glacial debris, rocky dunes, and moraine. At the Everest Base Camp, we enjoy the Khumbu Glacier and icefall. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful as we get marvelous views of Nuptse, Khumbutse, and Pumori. You may engage yourself in capturing the best experience and memories through the lens as we take enough time here. We may find beautiful mountain mice called 'pika' as well as flocks of Tibetan snow peacocks called Khongma at the base camp. After sinking in the beauty of the mountains, we go back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude5,170m/16,929ft)

It is a challenging trek to KalaPatthar located at the height of around 5,500m. We start our journey before dawn in order to catch the first light which illuminates the peak Nuptse Nup, Changtse and Lhotse. KalaPatthar stands for black stone in Nepali. Apparently, our trail passes through the rough terrain of black stones. The whole process of sunlight falling on the peaks and turning them into golden objects seems alchemical. We also get the panoramic view of Nuptse (7, 861m/ 25,791 ft.), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ 22,350 ft.), Lobuche (6,119m/20075 ft.) and Mt Everest from the summit of Kala Patthar. This could be one of the best places and time to capture the panoramas through the lens. We return to Gorakshep for breakfast, pick our luggage and further descend to Pheriche for an overnight stay. Overnight in  Pheriche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4210m/13810ft

After breakfast, we start our journey to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche. Once more, the trail runs on the hillside through rhododendron and juniper trees. During spring, the whole surrounding blossoms with white, pink and red rhododendron. On the way, we can either have lunch in Pangboche or trek further till Kyangjuma, depending on the condition. After crossing a bridge decorated with prayer flags over the Dudh Koshi River, we descend following the Dudh Koshi gorge through pine forests. We cross a trail junction at Sansa and halt at Kyangjuma (3570 m/11,710 ft) for a lunch. We relish the spectacular view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse together with the lunch. You are likely to spot wide varieties of wildlife such as snow leopard, mountain goats, and different species of pheasants while passing through the forest. We pass by a chorten and pass by Nepali Army camp in Namche Bazaar.

We will be staying at the Yeti Mountain Home or a similar hotel in Namche Bazaar. We will refresh and take a rest. Here, we have enough time to enjoy and celebrate with fellow trekkers and share experiences. Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home or a similar hotel.

  • AccommodationLuxury Hotel accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,438m/11,280ft

After breakfast, we prepare for the final epic of this adventurous trek. We take the same path back to Lukla. We cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge and pass by various settlements going uphill and downhill and reach Lukla. You will have free time to enjoy sightseeing and roam about the Lukla village. In the evening you can have fun and celebrate the moment. Overnight in Lukla at the Yeti Mountain Home or similar hotel.

  • AccommodationLuxury Hotel accommodation
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,800m/9,187ft

Taking an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu of 40 minutes, we receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. It's time to release the tiredness, enjoy walking around the local market and buying souvenirs in the afternoon. Then we meet for the farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at a hotel.

Note: In case of a flight delay, either you will have to stay in Lukla till the weather becomes clear or you have the option to take a helicopter ride. In case of maintenance of domestic airport in Kathmandu, you may have to fly from Lukla to Manthali Airport and drive further to Kathmandu. The 4 to 5-hour drive may extend due to the traffic congestion.

  • AccommodationStandard 5-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, and Farewell Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

Our  Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek ends here. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will accompany you and see you off at Tribhuvan International airport a few hours before the scheduled flight to your home. 

Note: If you still have a few days after the trekking schedule, you might be interested to experience other adventurous activities like jungle safari, Rafting,Bungee jumping, and paragliding. You may contact us for the arrangement.

  • 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.

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek 15 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation in a five-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the Itinerary.
  • Five nights’ accommodation with full board meals at Yeti Mountain Home including at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or lodge for accommodation above Namche bazaar
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Seasonal fruits 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 in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permits 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 include their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare, and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters in base camp Kala Patthar hike.
  • 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
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days and US$125 for 90 days)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guidex, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 07, 2022End DateEnd: FridayOctober 21, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1893
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 11, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayOctober 25, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1893
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 14, 2022End DateEnd: FridayOctober 28, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1893
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 18, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayNovember 01, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1893
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 21, 2022End DateEnd: FridayNovember 04, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1893
Start DateStart: MondayOctober 24, 2022End DateEnd: MondayNovember 07, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1893
Start DateStart: ThursdayOctober 27, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayNovember 10, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1893
Start DateStart: SundayOctober 30, 2022End DateEnd: SundayNovember 13, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1893

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.

Note: If you are a vegetarian, let us know in advance so that we could make proper arrangements of 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

This is the list of guidelines to help you pack what is needed to bring in on the trip. The packing list may vary depending on the season you set off on the journey. Please take note that a trekker's luggage should not exceed the limit of 11kg as there will be one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers. Apart from the luggage, each trekker will have to carry a day-pack including valuables or what is important. It will be better if you pack only the items that are necessary for you.

  • The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags, 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 for 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 a 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 carefully trained for leadership as good leadership is vital for your trek to be enjoyable, safe, and successful. Most of our guides grew up in Sherpa country or other mountainous parts of Nepal. Their pride in their region shows itself in the way they lead treks and interface with you. 

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/40lbs. 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.

  • spidra2017
    spidra2017United KingdomDate: April 08, 2017

    Incredible journey to Everest Base Camp

    An incredible journey that was facilitated with immense care and support by Birendra and his team of guides, Prakesh and Prem They were very attentive to our wellbeing and observant of our needs, reminding us to travel at our own pace whilst encouraging our progress. Their care and attention during the entire trip, particularly for team members who experienced illness or stress, was exceptional; necessary changes to plans due to weather and health issues were organized rapidly and smoothly. If you're looking for a trek with a personal feel and a warm and professional team to support your journey, I would highly recommend Birendra and his team.

  • Fr4zland
    Fr4zlandAustraliaDate: April 16, 2013

    Great value & trustworthy

    Traveling solo I saw the value of having a guide to doing the Everest Base Camp trek, and am very glad to have found Adventure Club.

    I booked with the company before making the trip from Australia to Nepal and in the lead up the manager was happy to answer any questions I had. There are so so many trekking/adventure companies when in Kathmandu, and after chatting to lots of other trekkers and their experiences, I can vouch that this is definitely great value, a very safe (fully registered, insured, experienced staff) and reliable way to see the Himalayas.

    A very professional company, they provided me with one of the greatest experiences of my life, and now one of my most treasured memories!!

    I will definitely use them next time!

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