Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle
  • Activity City Tour and Approximately 5-6 hours Trekking/Hiking
  • Best Season Feb-May and Sept - Dec
  • Group Size 1 -16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5545m/11283ft

Highlights

  • Start in Lukla with a thrilling flight and mesmerizing mountain views.
  • Trek through Sherpa villages, immersing in local culture and traditions.
  • Enjoy stunning views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega.
  • Cross suspension bridges over rushing rivers for added adventure.
  • Rest and acclimatize in the vibrant Namche Bazaar.
  • Hike to Everest View Hotel for breathtaking vistas.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, with panoramic mountain views.
  • Ascend through scenic landscapes, passing Dingboche and Lobuche.
  • Reach Gorak Shep, the last settlement before Everest Base Camp.
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and revel in the accomplishment.
  • Witness the awe-inspiring Khumbu Icefall.
  • Ascend Kala Patthar for a mesmerizing sunrise over Everest.
  • Descend, reflecting on the journey and enjoying the scenery.
  • Celebrate in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp 16 Days Trek  Itinerary, Cost  For 2023/2024 

Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Day is one of the most exciting journeys through the awe-inspiring landscapes that take adventure seekers to the height of (5,644.5m/18,519ft) on the lap of Mt Everest (8,848.85m/29,031.69ft). This trek allows travelers to experience the majestic Himalayan ranges. The trail goes through Sagarmatha National Park—with excellent views of the Himalayan ranges and vegetation with snow-capped peaks. The Sagarmatha National Park is home to rare wild mammals such as red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, and over 118 bird species.

16-Day Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a Himalayan adventure that will take you to the highest point in the Himalayas and give you a glimpse into Sherpa life. Our journey starts with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small village in the Khumbu area that serves as the entrance to the Everest region. We'll spend a night or two in Namche Bazaar to explore the local markets and monasteries while acclimatizing ourselves to the high altitude. While adjusting to the altitude, we'll spend two nights in Namche Bazaar. We will explore the local markets and monasteries.

We'll continue the trek after Namche Bazaar to Tengboche monasteries, one of the most important Buddhist temples in the area, which offers breathtaking views of Everest. We'll learn about Sherpa culture along the way and take in the stunning views of the Himalayas. We will trek from Tengboche to the base camp for Mount Everest in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made on their historic 1953 journey. We will also trek up to the Kala Patthar, where we can enjoy panoramic views of Everest and other Himalayan peaks.

Kathmandu to Mount Everest Base Camp Treks is one of the world's most scenic and dramatic journeys. This small group itinerary to EBC reduces the risk of altitude illness. This Trek takes you through Sherpa villages to the Everest Base Camp. The Trek is not technical and can be completed by all trekkers in 16 days. It is beneficial to have previous Trekking experience. Running, jogging, cardiovascular endurance, swimming, cycling, and Yoga are good ways to prepare for Everest Base Camp trekking.

If this trek needs to be shorter, consider the Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days. In about two weeks, you can walk past the same route and complete your Everest adventure, or if you have done a trek exceeding 5000m previously, then you may consider our other similar trip Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 13 Days. If you want to avoid retracing your steps downhill to Lukla from Gorekshep, consider our Everest Base Camp Trek with a Helicopter Return of 12 days or a Helicopter Return to Kathmandu directly from Gorekshep 11 Days.

How difficult is Everest Base Camp Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventurous journey that goes up to 5,500m/18,192ft on the lap of the world's highest mountains. However, you do not have to be an expert in mountaineering to accomplish this trek. The acclimatization period of about two days, set in the initial phase of the tour, will prepare you to adjust to the condition at a higher altitude. It only requires good mental health and physique. With the leadership of our experienced guide, qualified in first aid, you can complete the trek efficiently. There will always be a guide beside you to make sure you take frequent breaks and drink many fluids as you climb higher on the mountains. Your safety is our main concern. We will take care of all your needs to ensure you are happy with this 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek.

When is the Best time for Everest Base Camp Trek?

The best seasons for the Everest Base Camp trek include spring and autumn- specifically, from March to May and September to November. The weather is usually crystal clear, and the Himalayan views can be explored brilliantly. The days are warm, and the nights are cold. In spring, the temperature of Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) will usually be around 3-9 degrees Celsius (37-48degF). In autumn, the temperature will sometimes go below zero at night, but days are fine to walk.

Winter becomes more adventurous to trek to Everest base camp; the temperature might fall below zero even during the day. The usual snowfall is expected up to Lukla. However, trekking in December and January are great seasons if you want less crowds. Monsoon is considered an off-season trek in the Khumbu region- Everest Base Camp. However, some lower-altitude treks can be done during the monsoon too.

Meals on Everest Base Camp Trek 

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 care for our guests, we ensure you get 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 can make proper arrangements for food as per your wish during the trek

Accommodation on Everest Base Camp Trek 

During the trek, you will be accommodated in a three-star standard hotel in Kathmandu and a guesthouse/teahouse. 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 on Everest Base Camp Trek 

Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but needs to provide water. The best option is to treat the local water with chlorine/iodine tablets or 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. However, higher elevations can cost up to $4, so the cost can add up.

Permits Required For Everest Base Camp Trek

To trek to Everest Base Camp, you need two permits: the Sagarmatha National Permit and the Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit.

The Sagarmatha National Permit is necessary because the trekking route passes through Sagarmatha National Park. You can get this permit from the entry gate in Monjo or the Tourist Service Center in Kathmandu. The permit cost is NPR 3000 (USD30) for foreigners, NPR 1500 (USD15) for SAARC countries, and NPR 100 for Nepalese. These prices do not include a 13% VAT.

The Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit is required to enter the Khumbu region. You can buy this permit in Lukla or Monjo. For foreigners, the permit costs NPR 2000 (USD 20) per person for the first four weeks and NPR 2500 (USD 25) afterward. Please note that this permit is not available in Kathmandu.

Electricity, WIFI, and Battery Recharge

During your trek on the Everest region, electricity is available to recharge your phones, laptop, and iPads from micro-hydropower 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 internet services, which increases gradually with the altitude.

Experience Required For Everest Base Camp Trek 

Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Day is a moderate trek suitable for passionate Trekkers who can walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. Some days, we may need to walk for 7 to 8 hours. Walking at higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking at lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek. Exercising, running, light gem, breathing exercise, Yoga, and jogging is an excellent idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset, but no technical skill is required for this trip. Before booking the trek, participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Adventure Club Trek. We also recommend that you consult your doctor(s) before the trip.

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 customs formalities (visa process), you will be transferred to your respective Hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting at your Hotel, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

After breakfast, our city guide will take you to Kathmandu's four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Swayambhunath Stupa, the famous Buddhist monkey temple, is located on the hill from where you can get a picture of Kathmandu Valley from a bird's view. Pashupatinath temple, one of the most important pilgrimages for Hindus, is located in the city's eastern part. Likewise, Buddhanath is the largest spherical stupa in Asia. You will also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Squire, a centuries-old royal palace, now turned into national museums, temples, and other buildings, with the finest architecture, delicate 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 in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

You will be driven to the domestic airport in the early morning to fly to Lukla. The 40-minute flight offers splendid views of mountains till landing at Lukla (2,800m/9,187ft) airport, 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 will divide a load of baggage to be carried by porters. Now the trekking starts through the pretty well-off Sherpa village. You will cross several tributaries down the trail. The splendid views would go on, revealing the natural beauties as you make it to the small settlement of Phakding (2,650m). Here, you can rest, take a short hike to a nearby monastery, or stroll around to get a feel of the land overnight in Phakding.

Manthali to Lukla Flight (March, April, May, October, and November)

During peak seasons, such as March, April, May, October, and November, the flight to Lukla will be operated from Ramechhap/Manthali due to air traffic expansion. The Manthali/Ramechhap airport is about a 4 hours drive from Kathmandu. On this day, we wake up at 2:30 a.m., take an escorted shuttle to Manthali airport on a shared tourist vehicle, and board a 20-minute flight to Lukla.

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December)

 The flight to Lukla is typically operated from Kathmandu during nonpeak seasons, which include January, February, June, July, August, September, and December. Please be aware that the decision regarding the operation of flights solely depends on the airline and is influenced by the volume of travelers during a specific month. On this day, we wake up at 5 to 6 a.m. Our staff will escort you to the domestic airport terminal in Kathmandu and board a 35-minute flight to Lukla.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,651m/ 8700ft

After breakfast, we head for Namche Bazaar, following the trail through the pine forest alongside the Dudhkoshi River. We walk across several suspension bridges over rivers during the trek. 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 get spectacular views as we ascend the steep trail to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3440m/11283

Namche Bazaar has many offices, hotels, Internet cafes, and other trading concerns. There are also ATMs, banks, military base camps, and museums. Souvenir shops sell Tibetan antiques and adventure gear.
We reserve this day for acclimatization at Namche. Trekkers must become accustomed to the weather and environment to ensure a successful Everest Base Camp Trek. To help you adjust quickly to the altitude, hike up to Syangboche. Then continue to the Everest View Hotel. We can enjoy a magnificent view of the Himalayas from the hotel. Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse are all visible, as well as Ama Dablam. We will then descend slowly to Khumjung, where we'll have lunch. Visit the Khumjung Monastery. According to legend, the monastery is home to a Yeti scalp.
We can choose to relax in Namche or explore the town. Visit the Sherpa Museum to learn more about Sherpa culture, mountaineering history, and the Sherpa people. Or, visit Thame, a historic village nearby. The school founded by Sir Edmond Hillary is well worth a visit. He was the first to climb Mt Everest. Stay overnight in Namche Bazar.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,962m/12995ft

After breakfast, we hit the trail through the forest along the Dudhkoshi River. It's an easy walk to Phunki Tanga, where you will have lunch. From here, we go along the steep ascent to Tengboche village. We visit Tengboche monastery, the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. If we reach there on time, we may observe a Buddhist religious ceremony that takes place either in the morning or evening. Ornate walls and a 20-foot-tall Buddha idol are the monastery's main attractions. We get an awe-inspiring view of the Himalayas, including the peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku from the monastery. Overnight stay in Tengboche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3860m/12660ft

After breakfast, we take a trail descending through a coniferous forest. We can enjoy a panoramic view of Mt Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse while going downhill to Debuche. We cross a suspension bridge over Imja Khola and take the trail that ascends to Pangboche. Further, we follow the upper Pangboche trail, which offers better views of the Himalayas. We continue walking through Imja Valley to Lobuche and up to Dingboche village. We can see buckwheat, potato, barley fields and grazing animals in this beautiful village of Sherpas. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4410m/14464ft

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. In contrast, others prefer having lunch back at Dingboche after a tiring excursion. After a day of admiring the mountains, we return to Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.

Alternatively, hike to Chhukung escorts to the gateway of the 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

After breakfast, we hit the trail to Lobuche. On the way, there is the campsite of the first successful Everest climbers. Due to the higher altitude, our journey will be challenging as we move ahead. We cross Dusa and reach Duglha after walking for Duglha (4,600m/15,090ft). We advise maintaining a steady pace to avoid acute mountain sickness (AMS). We take a steep ascent for nearly an hour. On the top of the hill, we pass memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers, trekkers, and Sherpas who have lost their lives in the Everest region over the years. We get a splendid view of Mt Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbtse, among the other Himalayas, from the higher rocky terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement. Get prepared for the chilly evening and biting cold at night. Overnight in Louche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4910m/16105ft

This is the day to realize the dream of exploring the Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft). In the early morning, we journeyed through rocky terrains alongside the Khumbu glacier to reach Gorakshep (5180m/16990ft). We check in the room at a teahouse, put in our luggage, have a quick lunch, and prepare to continue to the Everest Base Camp. The straight trail to the Everest Base Camp is challenging due to the accumulated 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, with spectacular 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', and flocks of Tibetan snow peacocks called Khongma at the base camp. After sinking in the mountains' beauty, we return to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude5180m/16990ft

It is a challenging trek to Kala Patthar(5545m/11283ft), located at a height of around 5,500m. We start our journey before dawn to catch the first light, illuminating the peak Nuptse Nup, Changtse, and Lhotse. Kala Patthar stands for black stone in Nepali. 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 times to capture the panoramas through the lens. We return to Gorakshep for breakfast, pick up our luggage, and descend to Pheriche for the night's stay. If you need to have tea/coffee early in the morning before we start hiking, you are requested to order before you go to bed. Overnight in Pheriche.

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

We descend back to Namche Bazaar today. We walk through rhododendron and juniper woods and cross the bridge over Imja Khola as we trek down to Orsho. We can spot mountain goats among other wild mammals and pheasants inhabiting the Sagarmatha National Park in the pine forest. We keep on going down the trail to Pangboche. We will make a short ascent to Tengboche. By late afternoon, we arrive in the familiar town of Namche. Overnight in Namche,

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3440m/11283

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, pass by various settlements going uphill and downhill, and reach Lukla. You will have free time to enjoy sightseeing and roam the Lukla village. In the evening you can have fun and celebrate the moment. Overnight in Lukla.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2800m/9184ft

Lukla to Manthali Flight (March, April, May, October, and November)

The flight from Lukla to Manthali is a 20-minute flight. After that, it is about a 4-5-hour drive to Kathmandu. Please note that the driving hours may vary according to the highway traffic conditions. You’ll be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu on a shared tourist vehicle.

Lukla to Kathmandu Flight (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December)

The flight from Lukla takes about 35 minutes. After arriving at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu via a shared tourist vehicle. Please be aware that the decision regarding the operation of flights solely depends on the airline and is influenced by the volume of travelers during a specific month.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

Today is a leisure day; an extra day is saved to meet the deadline in case of delays due to bad weather in Lukla. If everything goes as planned, this day is a leisure day in Kathmandu. You can spend the day roaming around, shopping for souvenirs, or relaxing. If you need a guide, we will be at your service. In the evening, the Adventure Club Trek will host a farewell dinner for you in a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, and Farewell Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

Our Everest Base Camp Trek-16 Days 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 the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • MealsBreakfast.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern while 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 illness or injury can occur. To avoid dangerous situations, we may occasionally change the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That being said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek - 16 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private Comfortable tourist vehicles
  • Standard twin sharing Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • The best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily 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
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu, including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla, including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation is on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits, and TIMS permits for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walk with the group to support as necessary.
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for two trekkers)
  • Staff costs include 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)
  • Adventure Club Trek T-shirt and trekking map
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangements (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, 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 guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

 

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: SaturdayApril 20, 2024End DateEnd: SundayMay 05, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1689
Start DateStart: TuesdayApril 23, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayMay 08, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1689
Start DateStart: FridayApril 26, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayMay 11, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1689
Start DateStart: MondayApril 29, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayMay 14, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1689

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are unsuitable, we will happily create 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

Lukla Flight Delay Information

The weather in mountain areas can be unpredictable, affecting flights to and from Lukla. When the weather is good, the Twin Otter planes are reliable. However, flights may be delayed or canceled due to bad weather or technical issues. We can arrange a helicopter to ensure you stay on schedule in case of flight cancellations or long delays. Helicopters can fly in lower visibility than Twin Otters, meeting the Nepal Civil Aviation rules. You can pay for the helicopter flight in US dollars, credit cards, or traveler’s cheques at our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for reimbursement from your travel insurance company. The cost for the helicopter flight is $500 per person, or you can opt for a Helicopter Charter at a rate of $3000. We recommend arriving in Kathmandu one day before the trek to allow time for purchasing trekking gear and adjusting to the time difference. Additionally, allocating extra days after the tour will help minimize the risk of missing your international flight in case of any trekking difficulties or flight cancellations caused by severe weather conditions in Lukla.

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 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, has Nausea, and is out of breath. It is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomiting, 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 resting. 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 a 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 body's tissues. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

In HACE, the brain gets swollen, leading 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 produces frothy pink sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are rare. All our Adventure Club Trek guides 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 isolated and off-the-beaten trekking paths, a comprehensive first-aid kit is compulsory, and the same goes for climbing expeditions.

  • 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 per the trekkers' special needs to the first-aid kit given above.

Equipment And Packing List

We recommend that you bring the items to the list below. Suppose your trek is longer or shorter than that. In that case, appropriate adjustments can be made to reflect the specific requirements, season, and length of the trip. Adventure Club Trek will provide the items marked with an asterisk (*) at no additional cost. You are welcome to use your articles if you already have them and prefer your own. Many trekking items can be bought cheaply in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu; quality will vary, with the imported from China often being of higher quality. There are also several high-end shops in Kathmandu which carry well-known brands. Since our porters will carry your pack, please remember the weight limit is 20kg (40 lbs since there is nothing there but some prayer flags. Also, please note that you still need to send me a gear list.

* 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, two extra passport-size photos, and airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, paying for restaurants and hotels, gratuities, and snacks, and purchasing your 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 is also useful in 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 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 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, consisting 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 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/guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

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 a visa for 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 have yet to be issued visas on arrival. After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks to assist with your visa processing. After taking the completed form and paying the visa fee, you must stay in the long immigration queue for your visa on arrival.

Visitors can now apply for the online visa within 15 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.

Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate 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 convenient, so for more information and contact details of the Nepali Embassies and Consulate worldwide, you may Contact us for more information.

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 a year. These extensions are granted only at the Department of Immigration offices in Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visas, 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 expeditions 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 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; as such, they are well-treated and well-paid. After your trek, you will find they have fully earned your gratitude and respect. We expect all trekkers to keep their baggage weight 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. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal, such as trekking and climbing. Suppose you are injured and unable to travel. In that case, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof that 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 need help to settle a claim.

Group Size and Team Composition 

We always form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share in a fun-filled environment 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 does not apply. We always strive to form a team, ensuring that the members are comfortable with one another.

Tipping 

Tipping is optional in Nepal as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express your gratitude, you are free to tip drivers and hotel staff. People usually welcome such generosity. When 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 to show appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

    Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventurous journey that goes up to 5,500m/18,192ft on the lap of the world's highest peak. However, you do not have to be an expert in mountaineering to accomplish this trek. The acclimatization period of about one week set in the initial phase of the trek will prepare you to adjust to the condition at a higher altitude. It only requires good mental health and physique. With the leadership of our experienced guide, qualified in first aid, you can complete the trek efficiently. There will always be a guide beside you to make sure you take frequent breaks and drink many fluids as you climb higher on mountains. Your safety is our main concern. We will take care of all your needs to ensure you are happy with this 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • A Representative from the Adventure Club Trek will receive a warm welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, the sole international airport in Nepal.

  • Yes, most of our departures sell out during the peak seasons, but during the off-season, we generally have smaller groups. We guarantee all departures. Once you make the deposit, we will organize the trek for you. Your departure can also be scheduled.

  • You can pay the balance with a credit card or in cash (we accept all major currencies) before departing on the trek. This is to inform you that we charge a 3.5% fee for credit card payments. So, it’s up to you to choose the modes of payment.

  • It is sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or stop early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case, please understand that we cannot offer refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we must pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

  • Due to adverse weather conditions or other technical issues, flights may get canceled or delayed to and from Lukla. In such a case, we can rebook your flight for the next day. To deal with such an unpredictable situation (adverse weather conditions, flight delay), we recommend you prepare and schedule a couple of extra days for the trek.

    Alternatively, there is an option to charter a private helicopter to ensure you attend the deadline for the trekking or the scheduled international flight. The helicopter takes 4 to 5 passengers at a time. A chartered helicopter flight will cost an extra USD 3,000. On a sharing basis, it costs USD 500 per person. The trekkers will have to bear and share the cost of the trekking guide for the helicopter ride. The price is applicable during emergencies.

    As a limited number of helicopters are also engaged in other activities in the mountains, you will have to be in a queue to get the helicopter flight. The possibility of getting the helicopter flight at the requested time is less. So, the earlier you book the flight, the earlier your turn comes to get the helicopter flight.

  • It is better to train to improve strength and cardio endurance as a preparation. About one or two months before you hit the trail to the Everest Base Camp, you may start hiking and walking long distances at least once a week. Taking long walks carrying a daypack will help you build up endurance. You should be able to walk for 5 to 6 hours with the least break. In case of chronic diseases and conditions, we advise you to consult with your doctor before making the trip to the Everest Base Camp.

  • Although Everest Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek is one most challenging trails, there is no age limit or age restriction for it. The Everest Base camp trek can be completed with the proper guidance and assistance of trekking guides and porters. There are records of a seven-year-old child and a septuagenarian completing the Everest Base Camp Trek. A little over two-week-long EBC Trek includes two-day acclimatization — the first in Namche Bazaar and the second in Dingboche, which helps trekkers adapt to the changing climates and high altitudes. It only takes strong confidence and the ability to face all barriers; anyone with a good physique can complete the Everest Base camp trek. If you do not want to take a risk but still want to reach the Everest Base Camp or get a closer view of Mt Everest, you may take a helicopter tour.

  • We get a lot of first-time trekkers in our groups, so even if you have yet to gain experience, you will be in good hands. Your fitness level should be such that you are comfortable walking all day. Previous hiking or trekking experience is always a plus.

  • Yes, tea houses have electricity in common areas. They charge an extra fee of Rs 100 Up to Tengboche for charging a device's battery. Moreover, there are solar panels in the tea houses in higher altitudes above Tengboche, which charge Rs 200 to 400.

  • Yes, all of our staff at the Adventure Club Trek are insured against sickness and injury.

  • The assistant guide will lead the slowest person in the group, while the main guide will accompany those who walk at a fast pace. Note that trekking at high altitudes emphasizes pace rather than speed. Each day has a designated destination, and whether you arrive in the early afternoon or a few hours later is irrelevant. The key is to acclimate effectively by moving at a slower pace. The Everest Base Camp Trek is not about being the fastest; it's about embracing a leisurely approach and enjoying an incredible journey. The most memorable adventures are when you pause, observe your surroundings, and progress step by step rather than rushing past them.


     

  • 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 at your trekking gateway.

  • 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 on time, they can wait a day or two while the person acclimatizes. Our guide carries a first aid kit which includes Diamox, the drug used to treat altitude sickness. Suppose there is a case of severe altitude sickness or any other emergency. In that case, we will call an emergency helicopter pickup (paid for by your insurance company). The person can be taken to the hospital in Kathmandu, usually accompanied by a friend or an English-speaking guide if they're traveling alone.

  • Yes, our guides are well trained and qualified with fluent English. Some of them have also conversational skills in other European languages.

  • Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in Nepal. However, credit cards are accepted only in Namche Bazaar during the Everest Base Camp.
     

  • If you become sick during the trek or show symptoms of altitude sickness but still want to continue. In that case, you may contact us directly by phone/email or ask your guide to contact our office in Kathmandu to make arrangements. That's why we advise all trekkers to plan for the trek in Nepal with three extra days and with the plan to change their international flights if needed.

    You may rest and wait a day or two at a tea house to recover. An assistant guide or a porter will be there to wait for you in case you need assistance. After you recover, your assistant will guide you to catch up with your group. If it takes more than two days to recover. In that case, you may have to descend to Namche Bazaar with either the porter or the assistant guide so that we can arrange a private trekking guide to meet your new schedule. There is always a benefit of spending more time in the mountain. For instance, you will have proper acclimatization while descending to Namche Bazaar. There will be less chance of suffering from altitude-related sickness when you ascend again. We charge an additional cost for adjusting a new schedule with another guide beyond your original schedule.

  • The trip cost offered by Adventure Club Trek is almost an all-inclusive price. Once you buy our Everest Base Camp trek, you do not need so much cash during the trek. On average, US$ 250 should be enough for personal drinks, tips, and shopping. There are ATM facilities right from Lukla en route up to Namche Bazaar.
     

  • During October, the average daytime temperature reaches up to 14°C / 57.2°F. On sunny days, the temperature reaches about 20 °C / 68°F. The night and mornings are the coldest. At night it can reach up to -6°C / 21.2°F while on a cold morning, it can drop to -10 °C / 14°F in regions above 4000 meters / 13,123 feet.

  • Yes, make sure to have medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for the Everest Base Camp trekking. It would be best to 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 need clarification about the insurance, please inform us, and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before you travel.

  • Yes, absolutely! You can do the Everest Base Camp trek with us, but you need to contact us on time, i.e., at least three months before the trek date. We need to know about your health history and daily lifestyle. Once we get to know about these parameters, then we can advise whether you are eligible for the trek or not. We suggest you undertake certain exercises and short-day hikes accordingly.
     

  • The coldest temperatures at the Everest Summit and Base Camp occur from mid-December to the end of January. The temperatures at the summit drop to average -37C (-35F) while those at Everest Basecamp to -17C (1.4F). Temperatures rise rapidly in the spring (from mid-April), although nights remain cold and chilly.
    Day temperatures are comfortable with sunny skies, but it gets below freezing at night during the winter. During the spring, the day temperatures are warm enough for travelers to trek in t-shirts, while it can be chilly at night. During monsoon, rain and snowfall are common. Autumn is a great time with clear days and comfortable temperatures.

  • We ensure the travel safety of all our male and female trekking guests. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have long-standing, 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.

  • You should bring only the items that you will use during the trek. The main pack or the duffle bag provided by the Adventure Club Trek should weigh at most 11kg/24 pounds, which porters will carry. We advise you to bring some dry bags inside your duffle bag to pack wet clothes, shoes, dirty clothes Etc. There will be one porter to carry two trekkers' main pack during the trek. Apart from this, it would help if you also carried a daypack that weighs about 5kg (11pounds)

  • This is certainly possible if you have arranged a private trek with us. If you are doing a group trek, please ask us in advance how this might be arranged, and we will do our best to find a good solution.

  • We can arrange a private room in Kathmandu. In some of the villages on the trek, it may be possible to have a private room (with a little bit of extra cost), and we will do our best to arrange that. However, during busy times of the year there is a limited amount of lodging available in some of the villages so it's generally impossible to arrange private rooms. This is the case even if you're willing to pay extra since the tea house owners will not give out a private room if it means someone else goes without a room.

  • Not the crampons, but we recommend micro-spikes for Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Trek, especially the three-passes trek. There is a possibility of snow and ice on any of the treks. Most likely, these will not be used, but picking up a pair will help you prepare for the worst. Micro-spikes can be attached securely to the footwear and require no special buckles or straps to attach.

  • Operating lodges at Everest Base Camp is strictly prohibited. However, Everest authorities allow sleeping at the base camp in tents during the Everest Expedition Spring Season with special permits. If you have friends or acquaintances on the expedition team. In that case, you may get the opportunity to sleep at the Everest Base Camp with approval from our guide leading your team.

  • Severe cases of AMS are rare. As first aid, we can take Diamox on the Everest Base Camp trek. All our Adventure Club Trek guides are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle the situation 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.

  • Ensure you keep all the items in your carry-on during the flight. If your luggage is delayed, you want to be with important documents and medication. It would also help if you carried these in your day pack on the trek.

  • As you are close to the mountains, the temperature is cold and chilly even during summertime. The lower regions might have a harsh temperature due to the possibility of rainfall at the end of May. The temperature may range from 20-30°C / 68-86°F.

  • Yes, cell phone networks can be found on the trail of Everest Base Camp trek. Most of the places get cell phone coverage either by Nell or NTC networks. However, at certain areas, there may be no coverage at all.

  • Our EBC 16 days trekking packages include 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu and we can arrange extra nights for $45 (single) or $60 (double room). Please let us know in advance if you need extra nights so they can be reserved. You can pay any extra nights when you arrive to the hotel directly. Sometimes you will find cheaper rates online for these hotels, but the advantage of having us make the arrangements is that if your Lukla flight is delayed we can shift or cancel the reservation at no extra cost.

  • The best time to visit Everest Base Camp depends on what kind of activities you hope to do.

    Spring (March-May) or fall (October-November) is a suitable time for trekking. The weather remains favorable with clear skies, little-to-no rain, and less chance of problematic snowfall. The trails are the busiest with flocked travelers during the Spring and the Autumn.

    Although the monsoon season (June to early September) is not an ideal time to travel to EBC due to wet weather and muddy conditions that can lead to landslides on trails, the temperatures remain warmer. If you do not mind getting a bit wet trekking can be done on this route as the higher you go in altitude, there will be less rain. You can also do trekking in the winter. you will get crystal-clear views of mountains despite extremely cold weather. You will need to be well prepared for freezing conditions.

    Helicopter tour can be done any time except for monsoon season.

  • Mack O'Brien
    Mack O'BrienUnited StatesDate: June 04, 2019

    EBC Trek - Unforgettable Journey!

    What an amazing experience! It would be impossible to put into words. The views, the people, the food, and the villages we stayed, unforgettable. What a special place!

    I feel so grateful to have met and trekked with our guide Birendra, one of the best people on the planet. Not to mention he is one of the coolest and funniest guys with a huge heart. He is a lifetime friend for sure. I can't imagine the trip being anywhere near what it was without him there to lead us.

    I know that he's been in the industry for over 20 years and I don't think that anyone is more connected. For example, the airport runways were shut down and Birendra personally called the owner of a helicopter company and got our group off of the mountain without much delay at all. I know that other people were stranded there for days. He simply goes above and beyond the call of duty in every sense. I would trust my family and friends with him, he's one of the best guides I've ever had.

    I can't say enough good things about this trek or this company.

    I hope you get the chance to experience it all for yourself!!

    -Mack

  • emilycj2017
    emilycj2017United KingdomDate: April 05, 2018

    Outstanding service and care. EBC trek 2017

    This was an adventure of a lifetime for me and Birendra and his team were with us the whole way. They were enthusiastic and encouraging, always on hand to help and be of service, and full of local knowledge and advice, and I felt constantly supported by them all the way. Everything went really smoothly and the whole trip was superbly organized even when weather or illness meant a change to plans it was all handled with great care and professionalism. I would highly recommend Birendra's company.

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