Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek 16 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private and Domestic Flights
  • Activity Cultural City Tour, Yoga, Retreat and Trekking
  • Best Season March- May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 2, Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5,545m/18,192ft

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, UNESCO World Heritage sites like
  • Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Durbar Squares.
  • Daily Yoga and meditation sessions with an accomplished Yoga Guru.
  • Namche Bazaar, Everest region’s busiest market, and your first viewpoint to get a good glimpse of Mt. Everest. The yoga session is facing at Namche facing the sunrise over Mt. Everest, Nuptse, and Thamserku among other mountains.
  • Tengboche Monastery is the largest of its kind in the Khumbu region. Tengboche is also a viewpoint and provides fantastic views of AmaDablam and Mount Everest. Yoga session with the backdrop of the monastery and the mountains.
  • Striking Yoga poses at the Everest Base Camp with views of Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbutse.
  • A yoga session at Kala Patthar is the ultimate view of the Everest Region. This is from where you can see Everest the closest; also enjoy views of other surrounding mountains.
  • Mountain flight to and from Lukla.

Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek Overview

Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek because who wouldn’t want to live the spiritual experience of yoga sessions in the Everest region? The Everest Base Camp trekking in itself is a glorious experience, adding a daily yoga session makes the experience almost enlightening. Adventure Club Trek offers Everest Base Camp Yoga Treks-16 Days Retreat in the company of an accomplished and experienced Yoga Guru. The first day of the trek is scheduled for your arrival in Kathmandu. The next day, we take a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and organize a pre-trip meeting. The sightseeing gives you a better understanding of Nepalese culture.

Our Everest Base Camp Yoga Trip officially starts on the 3rd day with an early morning flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. The more or less 35-minute-long flight on a twin otter plane is scenic beyond words; you are flying above some of the world’s highest mountains after all.

We start every day of the trek with a relaxing and healing yoga session with our Guru. Our first yoga session with Mt. Everest in view will be at Namche Bazaar, the hub of the Khumbu region. So we’ll make that two sessions as we will be acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar. The trek to Everest Base Camp is magnificent. The views of numerous mountains over 8,000m, Sherpa culture, customs and traditions, sightings of endangered animals like the snow leopard, hospitable locals, stunning landscape, and the list goes on, make this trek one of the absolute best in the world.

But, what makes EBC Yoga Trekking Tour so unique is that it is a healing experience apart from being an adventure. Each day is more scenic than the other and thus makes for a beautiful yoga session setting. A yoga session in Tengboche with the Tengboche Monastery and Mt. AmaDablam in view is a soul-uplifting kind of experience. Our next stop after Tengboche is Dingboche. Since we would now be well above the 4,000m mark, we will acclimatize in Dingboche. That means morning yoga sessions with incredible mountain views, including Mt. Everest!

We set foot on Everest Base Camp at 5,364m on the 10th Day of the trek (the 8th day of actual walking). Due to the altitude, we might not be able to do a complete yoga set at EBC, but you can still strike a few poses. Enjoy the views of Mt. Nuptse (7,861m), Mt. Pumori (7,161m), and Khumbutse (6,636m) among a plethora of other mountains. You can also closely observe the massive Khumbu icefall. However, you cannot see Mt. Everest from its base camp as it is too huge with a flat top to be seen from its foot. For crystal clear and close views of Mt. Everest and other mountains like Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Yu among others in the Khumbu region, we trek to Kala Patthar. Also, for some exclusive yoga session setting, of course!

Kala Patthar is a black rock ridge and one of the two best vantage points in the Khumbu region, the other one being Gokyo Ri. Once we summit Kala Patthar, we descend to Pheriche. From Pheriche, we climb down to Namche Bazar the next day and from Namche to Lukla the day after. We take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu marking the end of this amazing.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting for some time at your Hotel, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,428ft

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 a picture of Kathmandu valley from a bird’s view. Pashupatinath 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, a centuries-old royal palace, now turned into national museums, temples, and other buildings, with the finest architecture, 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 in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,428ft

Today, we catch an early flight to Lukla (2800m/9184ft), which is considered one of the most scenic flights in the world. It is around a 35-minute-long flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla with fantastic views of some of the world’s highest mountains. Upon our landing in Lukla, one porter will be assigned to two trekkers, and then we begin our trek to Phakding. The path starts with a descent towards the Dudh Kosi River and then we follow the main trail that leads to Namche Bazaar. Below we can see the village of Chaurikharka. Continue on the trail through Ghat, a small village, towards Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2652m/8699ft

Wake up early for a yoga session with our experienced yoga guru. A routine practiced by the guru is taught which will be followed throughout the trek. After a relaxing session, we have breakfast and prepare for the day’s trek. Today, we trek to Namche Bazaar also known as the Gateway to Everest. We begin by following the bank of Dudh Kosi River and cross the river multiple times over suspension bridges. The trail climbs up steeply after we enter the Sagarmatha National Park which also opens up to breathtaking views of the Khumbu Himalaya. Namche Bazaar has many restaurants, bakeries, cyber cafes, money exchange, and hotels, so use the necessary service required before we head out to the rural parts during the trek. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

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

We perform our routine yoga to relax our tired muscles after which we enjoy a filling breakfast. Following the breakfast, we follow the planned schedule to explore Namche Bazaar. Today, we acclimatize to the thinning air, and increasing altitude as rushing your trek at a higher altitude can cause Acute Mountain sickness which can be life-threatening in severe cases. The day starts with a short trek to Everest View Hotel, one of the highest placed hotels in the world from where we can enjoy a fantastic view of the mountains including Everest. On our way back we take a detour to Syangboche Airport, and we also make a stop at the Sherpa Culture Museum. For those who seek a longer trek, we have the option of exploring the Khumjung village. We return to Namche for a good night’s sleep. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

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

Breakfast follows a relaxing yoga session in the morning. We then head towards Tengboche. We first arrive at Phunki after which it only uphill climbs to Tengboche village. One of the famous monasteries in the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery lies here. The monastery houses a 20-foot-long Buddha statue and is decorated with antique wall hangings. We will also get to see the monks praying and meditating. Overnight in Tengboche.

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

Routine yoga session at an altitude of 3,870m amidst some of the world’s highest mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, and AmaDablam. After a relaxing session, we make our way to Dingboche. First, we descend through a thick forest of rhododendron and confer with Debuche. Along the way the views of Everest, AmaDablam, and Lhotse accompany us. We cross the Imja River to arrive at Pangboche, and from here we have two options, the upper trail, and the lower trail. We take the upper Pangboche trail as it is more scenic. We then make an ascent to Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • 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 while others prefer having their lunch back at Dingboche after making a tiring excursion. After a day of admiring the mountains, we return to Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche.

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

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude5,100m

Ease up your muscles and rejuvenate your soul with a yoga session in the morning to prepare for the day’s trek. Today, we leave the picturesque village of Dingboche and head towards Lobuche. We walk on the moraine of Khumbu Glacier, and upon reaching ChupkiLhara, a ridge, you can see stone memorials dedicated to the fallen climbers. Also, the ridge is a spectacular viewpoint to see mountains including Pumori, Khumbu Tse, and Nuptse among others. It is a steep climb, and even the altitude makes it a challenging one. It is advised to move at a steady pace and rest frequently. Overnight in Lobuche

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

A yoga session in the morning at an altitude of 4,940m is pleasing, and the fresh mountain air adds more to the pleasure. We then have breakfast then make our way towards the Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft), one of the highlights of the trip. During the peak season, we can see submitters preparing to conquer Everest. Bask in the beauty of the Base Camp surrounded by mountains including Nuptse, Pumori, and Khumbuste. Also, enjoy the spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall. Strike a few yoga poses at the base camp. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, we head towards Gorakshep where we spend the night. Overnight in Gorakshep.

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

It is a challenging trek to Kala Patthar located at a 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. Kala Patthar (5545m/11283ft)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 times to capture the panoramas through the lens. We return to Gorakshep for breakfast, pick up our luggage and further descend to Pheriche for the night's stay. If you need to have tea/coffee early in the morning before we start hiking, then you are requested to order in advance before you go to bed. Overnight in Pheriche.

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

We start with our routine yoga session. Today, we return to Namche Bazaar gaining a descent of around 2000m in the process. We descend through lush rhododendron and juniper forest, eventually crossing the Dudh Kosi River over a suspension bridge. Again, we walk through the pine forest to arrive at Sansa which offers spectacular views of AmaDablam, Nuptse, and Thamserku. After many ascend and descend, we finally arrive at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche.

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

After an early morning yoga session, we head down to Lukla. Today’s trail mainly requires downhill trekking. We follow the path alongside Dudh Kosi River, crossing the river many times over suspension bridges. Overnight in Lukla.

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

Today, we bid the Khumbu region goodbye and head back to Kathmandu. As usual, we do our yoga routine and have breakfast. We then board our flight back to the capital city. Enjoy the views of the mountains as we head back. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotel. Rest for the day, and later in the evening, you can stroll around the city. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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 a 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.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m

Today is the leisure day, actually, an extra day saved to meet the deadline in case of any delays due to bad weather in Lukla. If everything goes well as planned, this day is used as a leisure day in Kathmandu. You are free to spend the day roaming around or do the shopping for souvenirs or just 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 in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, and Farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,300m

Our EBC Yoga 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, RaftingBungee jumpingand paraglidingYou may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. AltitudeN/A

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 illnesses 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 Yoga Trek 16 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the Itinerary.
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse for accommodation during the trek (11 nights).
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first ai
  • Professional Yoga instructor.
  • 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 permit for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare, and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters in base camp Kalapathar hike.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Duffel Bag for trekking
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • 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.
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation.
  • International airfares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: WednesdayOctober 05, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayOctober 20, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589
Start DateStart: SaturdayOctober 08, 2022End DateEnd: SundayOctober 23, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 11, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayOctober 26, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 14, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayOctober 29, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 18, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayNovember 02, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 21, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayNovember 05, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589
Start DateStart: MondayOctober 24, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayNovember 08, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589
Start DateStart: ThursdayOctober 27, 2022End DateEnd: FridayNovember 11, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589
Start DateStart: SundayOctober 30, 2022End DateEnd: MondayNovember 14, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1589

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

Useful Info

Meals

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

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

Accommodation

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

Drinking-Water

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

Acclimatization And High-Altitude Sickness

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

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

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

Advanced cases of AMS

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

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

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

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

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

First-Aid Kit

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

  • A bandage in case of sprains.

  • Plasters/ Band-aids and antiseptic ointments for simple cuts

  • Iodine or water filter (optional) instead of buying bottled mineral water

  • Moleskin/Second skin in case of blisters.

  • Aspirin/Paracetamol -painkiller.

  • Oral rehydration salts-Nava Jeevan or Jeevan Jal (orange-flavored ORS)

  • The broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).

  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic).

  • Diarrheal stopper (Imodium - optional).

  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness).

  • Gel hand cleaner/sanitizer.

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

Equipment And Packing List

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

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

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

Important Documents and Items

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

  HEAD

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
  • UPPER BODY
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

LOWER BODY

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

FEET

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

HANDS

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

TOILETRIES

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

SLEEPING

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

MEDICAL

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

Experience Required

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

Best Time to Travel

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

Visa And Entry Procedures

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Trekking Guides/Leaders 

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

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

All our guides are 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-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 using internet services, which increases gradually with the altitude.

Communication On Trek 

On the 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the guesthouses, but as we reach high altitude, the communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once a day to make sure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly touch for help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card for a better network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost.

Group Size and Team Composition 

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

Tipping 

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

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