Everest View Trek - 9 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle and Domestic Flights
  • Activity Trekking and Hiking
  • Best Season Jan- Jun and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 1, Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 3860m/12660ft

Highlights

  •  Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Mt Everest (8,848.85m/29,031.69 ft) at the centre of the trek
  •  Exploration of Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
  •  Diversity of flora and fauna
  •  Rare endangered wildlife like red panda, snow leopard, over 118 species of birds
  •  World’s highest airport in Syangboche
  • Exploration of culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
  •  Prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges, an ancient monastery in Tengboche

Everest View Trek Overview

Everest View Trek is a relatively short trip in the Everest region of Nepal. This trek offers the vistas of the magnificent mountains, snow-capped peaks, lush green forests, and rivers in diverse picturesque landscapes on the lap of Mt Everest. The Everest View Trek explores nature in its original form. The route on this trek passes through Sagarmatha National Park. The Everest View Trek combines the adventure and the unique cultural encounters with local Sherpa people, and the assimilation of their cultural heritage.

The Everest View trip starts to take off with a thrilling 35 minutes mountain flight into the airstrip at Hillary’s Lukla. The bird’s-eye view from the plane allows you to witness the magnificent view of the Himalayan range covering most of the serene mountains, lush hills, pristine streams and waterfalls, and nature’s illustrations.

Everest View Trekking is designed for those who wish to enjoy the beauty of nature, the Himalayas particularly Mt Everest, and also want to go on an easy trek. The route takes you to Tengboche from where the up-close view of Mt Everest, Tawache, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku among others can be witnessed. To sum up, this trek offers six-day hiking in the Everest region.

The Everest View Trek is among the preferable exciting trip through the panoramic landscapes that takes the adventure seekers to the height of 3860m/12660ft at Tengboche. This trek is a great option for travelers who have a too short time to take part in the Everest Base Camp that takes more than two weeks. The adventure starts as you take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; however, your trek starts right after landing at the airport. You hike down the trail through the pine forest and up the beautiful canyon of Dudh Koshi before entering the Sagarmatha National Park which is home to rare wild mammals such as red panda, snow leopard, and musk deer, and over 118 species of bird. Advancing ahead in the diverse terrain you will enjoy the scenic view of mountains in the backdrop of lush green vegetation.

You will acclimatize at Namche Bazaar, an important trade point in the region. Acclimatization will prepare you to adjust to the high-altitude situation. During acclimatization, you will make an excursion to the Everest View Hotel for the splendid view of Mt Everest and Ama Dablam. Our guide will take you to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung where you will visit Khumjung Monastery. There is also a Sherpa museum in Namche that will let you assimilate their culture and the history of mountaineering. The school established by Sir Edmond Hillary, the first person to climb Mt Everest, is worth visiting.

After Namche, you will hike to Tengboche which is considered the most scenic one in the Everest region. The Tengboche monastery is the oldest and largest gompa in the Khumbu region. It is a great opportunity to witness the Buddhist religious ceremony taking place at the monastery. The peaks of Tawache, Everest,Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku in the backdrop of the monastery can be unforgettable. Spending a night in Tengboche, you will hike back to Namche and then to Lukla where the epic of this scenic trek ends. One thing is for sure after this trek, you would often wish to make another trip to Nepal.

Itinerary

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

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

In the early morning, you will be driven to the domestic airport to fly to Lukla. The 40-minute flight offers splendid views of mountains till landing at Lukla (2,800m) 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 would engage himself in dividing the load 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 a small settlement of Phakding (2,650m). Here, you have options either to take a rest or go for a short hike to a nearby monastery or just stroll around to get a feel of the land. Overnight in Phakding

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

After breakfast, we head for Namche Bazaar following the trail that goes 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. As we ascend the steep trail to Namche Bazaar, we get spectacular views. Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest has varieties of decent offices, hotels, banks and trading concerns. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

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

Acclimatization is very important for trekkers hiking to high elevation to get used to the climate and situation. For the speedy adjustment to the higher altitude, we hike to Syangboche and further ascend to the Everest View Hotel which is considered to be located at the highest place. From the hotel, we get a splendid view of the Himalayas; Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and others. After having tea or coffee break, we gradually descend to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung where we will have lunch. You may also visit the Khumjung Monastery. The legend has it that the monastery houses a Yeti’s scalp.

When we return to Namche, we may choose to relax or enjoy roaming about the town. You may visit the Sherpa museum to learn about the Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering, or nearby Thame, a historic village. It is worth visiting the school established by Sir Edmond Hillary, the first person to climb Mt Everest. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

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

After breakfast, we hit the trail through the forest along the Dudhkoshi River. The gradual descent offers wonderful views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku (6,623 m/21,730 ft.) and Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6, 367m/20,890 ft). The trekking route to Tengboche is considered the most scenic one in the Everest region. It is an easy walk until Phunki where we have lunch. From here, we go along the steep ascent all the way to Tengboche village through the rhododendron forest. The village of Tengboche is located at the confluence of Dudh Koshi and the Imja Khola rivers. We visit Tengboche monastery, the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. You will witness the Buddhist religious ceremony that takes place either in the morning or evening. Ornate walls and 20-feet tall idol of Buddha are the main attraction in the monastery.

We get a spectacular view of the Himalayas, including the peaks of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku in the backdrop of the monastery humming with sacred Buddhist prayers and the sight of monks taking part in the rituals. Overnight in Tangbouche..

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

After breakfast, we descend to Punki Thanka through the same rhododendron forest, the one considered the most scenic one in the region. On the way, we have lunch and ascend to Kyangjuma, and follow the easier trail to Namche. Overnight in Namche.

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

After breakfast, we prepare for the final epic of this scenic trek. We take the same path back to Lukla. We cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge and several other bridges over the Dudhkoshi River and take a break for lunch at Monjo. Thereafter, we pass by various settlements going uphill and downhill and reach Lukla. You will have free time to enjoy sightseeing and roam about the Lukla village. In the evening you can have fun and celebrate the moment. Overnight in lukla

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

Taking an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu of 40 minutes, we receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. It's time to release the tiredness, enjoy walking around the local market and buy souvenirs in the afternoon. Then we meet for the farewell dinner in the evening. 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, and Farewell Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

Our  Everest View Trek 9 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 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 View Trek - 9 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed-and-breakfast basis.
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse  or lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permits for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs include their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare, Insurance, and medicine.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

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

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 07, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayOctober 15, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $967
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 11, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayOctober 19, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $967
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 14, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayOctober 22, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $967
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 18, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayOctober 26, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $967
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 21, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayOctober 29, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $967
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 25, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayNovember 02, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $967
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 28, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayNovember 05, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $967
Start DateStart: SundayOctober 30, 2022End DateEnd: MondayNovember 07, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $967

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

Useful Info

Meals

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

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

Accommodation

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

Drinking-Water

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

Acclimatization And High-Altitude Sickness

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

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

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

Advanced cases of AMS

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

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

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

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

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

First-Aid Kit

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

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

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

Equipment And Packing List

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

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

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

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, 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)

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

Our Trekking Guides/Leaders 

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

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

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

Porters Care

On any team, courtesy and respect are fundamental for an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Our porters are an essential, integral part of each trekking team, and as such, they are well-treated and well-paid. At the conclusion of your trek, we believe you will find that they have fully earned your gratitude and respect. We do expect all trekkers to keep the weight of their baggage under 22kgs/40lbs. Adventure Club Trek maintains a full commitment to the rights of our porters, providing them with appropriate clothing, gear, and lodging. In case of serious accident or sickness, they receive the same care as anyone else employed on the trekking team, even including evacuation by helicopter at our expense if appropriate. We fully support the IPPG (International Porter Protection Group), which strives to maintain and improve our porter's working conditions.

Travel Insurance

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

Electricity, WIFI, and  Battery  Recharge

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

Communication On Trek 

On the Everest view 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.

FAQs

  • Q1. Can we meet our guides and porters before we leave?

    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 to your trekking gateway.

  • There will be the main guide as well as assistant guides who accompany the slowest person in the group. Take note that trekking in high altitude is not about speed and pace. Every day you will have your target destination and whether you reach there in the early afternoon or a few hours late does not really matter. What really is important is that the slower you go, the better you will be able to acclimatize. The Everest Base Camp Trek is not about being the fastest person at all. It is about taking your time, going super slow and having an amazing journey. It is said, the best adventures are not the ones that are rushed or the ones that you just pass by, they are the ones where you stop, look around and take it all step by step.

  • We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. 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.

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

  • Your gear will be divided into two packs — you will carry your daypack every day during the trek while your duffle bag will be carried between tea houses by porters. All extra luggage can be left at the hotel before you begin your trek. Every morning, your porters will carry your duffle bag to the next tea house. It will be difficult to assess your gear from your duffle bag until the evening when you arrive at the next tea house. That is to say, you will have to include the gears that you use on daily basis into your day pack. You may keep your daypack as light as possible to make trekking easier. We advise you to carry the essentials including water, snacks, poncho, headlamp, camera, sunscreen lotion etc.

  • We will lend you the sleeping bags and down jackets which will be enough for you. But if you want extra, you may get them at a rent of US Dollar 2 per day.

  • 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 no more than 11kg/24 lbs. which will be carried by porters. We advise you to bring some dry bags inside your duffle bag in order 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, you should also carry a daypack that weighs about 5kg (11lbs)

  • During your trek, 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.

  • 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.

  • The tea houses at lower elevation may have proper facilities while accommodations get quite basic with minimal facilities at higher altitudes. Tea houses are operated by locals.

    Rooms and Beds

    Each room with a twin bed may be found partitioned with wood to keep them warm. During the off-season, single rooms can be booked. However, during the peak season, two persons have to share a room. In some guest houses, the rooms are set in dormitory-style. The guesthouses may not have heaters which is why carrying a sleeping bag is recommended.

    Toilets and Shower

    The tea houses in lower altitude have western-style flushing toilet. At higher altitude, there are squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside the room. Most of the guesthouses do not provide toiletries. Hence, you have to carry the toiletry kits yourself. For the hot shower, a tea house provides a bucket full of hot water which needs to be paid for.

  • The foods provided during the trek are healthy. We provide you with breakfast and dinner at tea-houses or lodges where we spend the night and lunch at other tea-houses on the way. You can choose from varieties of Nepali, Continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. Locally produced organic food and seasonable fruits are kept on priority.

  • Since there is no ATM in the mountain region past Namche Bazaar, you will need a total of US Dollar 120 to150 for bottled water, boiled water, toilet paper, showers, electronic device charging, purchasing souvenirs and for optional tips offerings.

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

  • The Adventure Club Trek has qualified and certified guides who have fluent English speaking. Most of the porters understand basic English, but do not speak it.

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

  • Adventure Club Trek and Expedition is one of the leading trekking agencies in Nepal. We have been organizing all kinds of trekking tours in Nepal. We also operate tours in neighboring countries like Tibet, Bhutan, and India since 2008.

    •  Over the years, the Adventure Club Trek has acquired the trust and confidence of clients.
    •  All our professional and locally trained guides have field experience for over ten years.
    • As we have gained a reputation in the trekking and tour, we always conduct the guaranteed departure.
    • During the trip, we provide all our clients with hygienic food and accommodations at a reasonable price.
  • Adventure Club Trek is a professionally managed trekking company based in Nepal. We have a policy of employing competent Local Trekking Group Leaders and Guides, who cares about the fragile environment, know Nepal better, and have empathy to porters and staff. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive Trek leader and Guide courses, wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training, etc. to ensure that they are fully competent in all aspects of trekking, climbing, nature, and conservation, first aid to high altitude medicine. All of them have year's long trip-leading experience and high dedication to rendering qualitative services. Many of them have work experience in international adventure travel companies.

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

  • 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 on how this might be arranged and we will do our best to find a good solution.

  • Our Everest View 09 days trekking packages include 2 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.

  • 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.

  • Yes, make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for the Everest Base Camp trekking. You should 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 are confused 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.

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

  • You can pay the balance with a credit card or in cash (we accept all major currencies) before making the departure on the trek. This is to inform you that we charge 4.5% fee for credit card payments. So, it’s up to you to choose the modes of payment.

  • 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 certainly organize the trek for you. Your departure can also be scheduled.

  • 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 Everest View Trek 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.

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

    Alternatively, there is an option to charter a private helicopter to ensure you do not miss 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 2,500. On a sharing basis, it costs USD 500 per person. The trekkers will have to bear and share the cost of the trekking guide also for the helicopter ride. The price is applicable during emergencies.

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

  • We get a lot of first-time trekkers in our groups so, even if you don't have the experience, you will be in good company. Your fitness level should be such that your comfortable walking all day. Previous, hiking, or trekking experience is always a plus.

  • Yes, a representative from the Adventure Club Trek will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and also see you off at the airport during the departure.

  • kapa1985
    kapa1985United StatesDate: January 23, 2017

    Everything about our trip and hike to Tengboche Monastery was perfect.

    My wife and I flew from Kathmandu to Lukla and hiked to Tengboche Monastery. Adventure Club Treks organized everything perfectly including transport to the airport, flight, guide, porter, lodging, and food. It was the experience of a lifetime and I highly recommend Adventure Club Treks.

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