Everest Base Camp Leadership Expedition


  |Includes - KTM - Lukla flights • Tea-house stay during the trek Experienced Sherpa Guide |

Grade

Challenging

Type

Trekking

Trip Days

15

Trip Nights

14

Accommodation

Tent, Tea House

Transportation

Plane, Bus

Max Altitude

5,150 m

Average Altitude

4378 m

Category:
Trip Overview
  • Type
    Trekking
  • Trip Days
    15
  • Trip Nights
    14
  • Accommodation
    Tent, Tea House
  • Transportation
    Plane, Bus
  • Max Altitude
    5,150 m
  • Average Altitude
    4378 m
  • Location

WHY EVEREST BASE CAMP?

 

 

“No place is more spectacular than the Everest region. It is where four of the world’s six tallest peaks rise above everything else. On Everest Base Camp Trek, we experience astounding mountain views, get glimpses of the life of the world-famous climbers (the Sherpas), enter Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site, and tour high altitude Buddhist monasteries before accomplishing our ultimate goal-reaching the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest. But nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment that grips travellers on seeing the power and grace of the mighty Everest up close.”

Everest Base Camp is on the bucket list of every travel enthusiast. Everest trek is famous around the world for Everest Base Camp EBC trek. Sitting at 8848 m Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, is one of the greatest trekking destinations. Locally known as Sagarmatha, the mountain has long been revered as the home of the gods. First conquered by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, Everest has traditionally been the ultimate goal for mountaineers. Each year, Everest Base Camp at the height of 5365 meters is trekked by more than 35,000 people. The trek has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life and is an amalgamation of spectacular scenery, cultural interaction and physical challenges. The personal sense of achievement makes this trek one of the most unforgettable experiences.

Everest trek goes through the adventure villages in the Everest region which is popularly known as the Khumbu region. Taking part in a trekking holiday allows you access to remote areas and villages, to the mountains and to a culture so different to our own, one that has changed little over the years and whose customs have been passed down through generations. Much has been documented about the traditional hospitality of the Nepalese people in general and the mountain people in particular. Trekkers can experience their friendliness at first hand and have the opportunity to see and try to understand a little of this culture so different to our own. The trek is conducted at a reasonably relaxed pace along rough but well used trails taking into account the altitude, allowing ample time to photograph the magnificent scenery and observe the wildlife and to meet the people. Rest days are included to assist our acclimatisation as we climb higher into the mountains.

On this trip you will take on the challenge of reaching the mountaineer’s base camp and gain an insight into the world-famous Sherpa culture. You will cross glaciers and broad plains, traverse valleys and climb high passes to reach the picturesque Everest Base Camp. For anyone trekking in Nepal for the first time, this trail is infinitely rewarding and once in a lifetime experience!

 

THE TREK

DAY 1 – REACH KATHMANDU

Altitude:  1350 m / 4428 ft

Kathmandu, the colourful capital of Nepal, is a fascinating blend of traditional architecture and symbols of the 20th Century. Its rich artistic and cultural heritage is evident where ornately carved balconies mingle with beautiful shrines and temples. It is the gateway to Nepal Himalayas and stands at the elevation of 4,400 ft. Arrival before 3 pm is preferable. This day will be having orientation and activities to interact with your fellow trekkers.

 

DAY 2 –  ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT KATHMANDU

This day is dedicated to exploring the vibrant capital city of Nepal. The Durbar Square with it’s temples, markets and busy atmosphere is a must visit. It is also worth the climb to visit the Swayambhunath – the ‘monkey temple’. Explore the network of street markets and alley bazaars and Pashupatinath. The neighbouring towns of Patan and Bhaktapur are well worth a visit.

It can be a paradise for people with religious bent of mind as you will find many monasteries, temple and places to visit in Kathmandu. You can visit Hanuman Dhoka which is considered to be one of the must visit place in Kathmandu. To soothe your spiritual senses, you can also visit the Golden temple which is untouched by earthquake and was founded in the 12th century. A spectacular view of first stupa at Bodhnath draws the attention of a lot of tourists. Or you can take a stroll by the Garden of Dreams which has some of the most serene and gorgeous enclaves.

You can also participate in some of the adventure activities like Hot air Balloon, Bungee Jumping or Rock Climbing. But as you are participating in Everest Base Camp, it is in itself a great adventure experience.

 

 

DAY 3-  FLY TO LUKLA, TREK TO PHAKDING

Altitude: 2651m / 8700ft

Time taken: 40 minutes flight, 3 hours trek, 9 km

Trek gradient: Easy. Gradual descent throughout.

Leaving from Kathmandu, you’ll brave an early morning flight to Lukla – a small aircraft where the engine roars for the full 40 minutes (muffled in vain by the complimentary cotton wool from the flight attendant that you’re urged to stuff into your ears) while the wind lightly wobbles you in the air, a roller coaster ride through the mountains. You fly through small hills, amidst a high turbulence weather conditions until you touch down on the famous short, steep and precarious mountain-side run way. The base camp trek begins the moment you land there.

Lukla is pretty and charming. Little shops are stocked with colourful beanies, silk scarves and shawls made from yak wool. The trail to Phakding is mostly descending. After a small forest trail in the beginning, you will walk through Nepalese villages surrounded by a lot of vegetation.

 

 

DAY 4-  PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR

Altitude: 3438m / 11280 ft

Time taken: 5 hours

Trek gradient: Moderate. Initial level walk for 30 minutes followed by an undulating trail for a few hours. Steep climb to Namche hereafter.

With an early start of the day, it involves five hours of climbing and steep steps through stunning forest, crossing rivers via vertiginous, swaying Swiss suspension bridges over rivers and be awed by the Sherpas, who resemble teenagers, each carrying three or four backpacks bundled together. The trail, lined with blue pine forest, follows the river valley and is especially spectacular in spring when the rhododendron flowers are bright in bloom. Cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar, and look way up above 6,000 metres to see the peaks of snow-capped Kusum Kanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). Press on to Monjo (2835m), a good place to break for lunch.

Monjo village is the mid-point of today’s trek. Highlights of the day include entering the Sagarmatha National park, spotting the Kongderei and Thamserku peaks, and getting your first Everest view point. The happiness of reaching the destination at the end of the day is such that it sends your adrenalin levels pumping high.

 

DAY 5-  ACCLIMATIZATION DAY/REST DAY – NAMCHE BAZAAR

Namche is the capital of the Khumbu region. The village is located on crescent shaped mountain slopes that offer stunning views of the mountains across the valley. As Namche is the first place on the trek that is above altitude sickness threshold, we ensure trekkers stay an extra day to let their body get acclimatized to the pressure and oxygen levels at that altitude.

Namche is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading centre. It has a weekly market on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning but the town bustle all day every day with trekkers, coffee shops, bakeries and stores selling all kinds of trekking and climbing gear as well as Tibetan souvenirs. Namche gained its importance during the period when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Rugs, clothing, salt and dried meat still all do a roaring trade in the village centre, so haggle for any extra supplies you might need.

This day we will hike to Everest view hotel, 3800m, highest point during the trek past the Himalayan airstrip at Shyangbonche. Built by the Japanese this spectacularly situated hotel with wonderful views of Everest and Ama Dablam is an ideal place for a tea break. Those trekkers who are with full with abundance energy can walk up to Kunde and visit the Edmund Hillary Hospital. The twin villages of Kunde and Khumjung are set below Khumbila, the rocky peak sacred to all Sherpas. For much of the walk, we have great views of Ama Dablam and other Himalayan giants. We walk back down through Khumjumg, to the monastery. Sadly, it was damaged in the earthquake but is now being repaired. Inside is a small box and after paying the entry fee (which goes towards the repairs) we will be shown the only Yeti skull in the world!

Taking a walk to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village is also a great option. This stunning vista includes a super panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. The national park headquarters are home to interesting displays about Sherpa lifestyle and culture, and the local flora and fauna.

 

 

DAY 6- NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE

Altitude: 3870m / 12694ft

Time taken: 5 hours

Trek gradient:  A sweet decent past the river followed by a steep hike to reach the Tengonche monastery.

We will be here by lunchtime and in the afternoon we will visit the famous Tengonche monastery. The sunset and sunrise on the fantastic panorama of mountains surrounding us are not to be missed – Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam provide a wonderful backdrop to our teahouse. Look out for Himalayan Tahr in the forest surrounding the monastery.

If you are hiking in the month of spring- februray to may, you will come across the famous Rhododendrons across the routes.

 

 

DAY 7- TENGBOCHE TO DINGBOCHE

Altitude: 4360 m/14300 ft

Time taken: 5 hours

Trek gradient: A gradual descent and ascent throughout the trek.

Climbing steadily the trail we will enter Pangboche, 3,900m, the highest permanent settlement in this valley.

Ascending the valley, we have lunch at Shomore, after which we leave the trees behind and cross a wooden bridge at the confluence of the Khumbu and Imja Kholas. A short steep climb brings us to Dingboche, at 4,530m, a summer settlement above tree line where great peaks above 7000m surrounds us.

 

DAY 8-  ACCLIMATIZATION DAY / REST DAY – DINGBOCHE

We spend a day at Dingboche to continue our acclimatisation. Those adapting well to the altitude can climb Nangkartshang Peak at 5,100m for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawoche and Ama Dablam. If you’ve forgotten, acclimatization days are aimed at preparing the body for the elevation gains to come (aka to decrease the risk of acquiring some altitude-induced ailment – which could kill you). These days require hikers to head up to as high an altitude as they can manage before then descending to sleep at (or around) the altitude the day began at

 

 

DAY 9- DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE

Altitude: 4940 m / 16207 ft

Time taken: 5-6 hours

Trek gradient: Hike on this day a range from moderate ascend to walking on flat ground.

 The trail from here follows past a chorten to reach dugla, at the end of moraine of Khumbu  glacier, an ascending hike makes us reach Chukpo Lari, a beautiful, yet poignant place where there is a line of memorials in tribute to the climbers who have died on Everest. From here you can see a beautiful paranorma of peaks lying at Tibet-Nepal border. Now it’s a gradual hike to Lobuche, where there are few tea lodges. Sunset at Nuptse is something not to be missed at all.

 

 

 

DAY 10- LOBUCHE TO GORAK SHEP, VISIT EVEREST BASE CAMP

Altitude: 5170 m/16961ft (Gorak Shep); 5364 m / 17594 ft (EBC)

Time taken: 6 hours

Trek gradient: Gradient is moderate with ascends and descends.

Everest base camp prior to year 1991, Gorekshep a place with hardly 4 settlements is the highest place we will be staying.

A long, hard day today as we leave very early, following the Khumbu Glacier northwards to Gorak Shep (5,184m). The trail undulates up and down the moraine with some short steep sections. We start by walking across the sandy flat at Gorak Shep and climb onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail ascends the side of the glacier for a couple of hours before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine itself. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice seracs to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see in the distance some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall while Nuptse towers above us and Pumori rears up behind us.

 

DAY 11- GORAK SHEP TO KALA PATTHAR TO PHERICHE

Altitude: 5,545m / 18,192ft to 4280 m/14037 ft

Time taken: 6 hours

Trek gradient- Hike to Kalapathhar is a steep hike of 2 hrs. Rest entire day is descend.

You will witness one of the best views and sunset of your life from this place, though it will be a long trek this day, you will walk through windy yet one of the most beautiful valleys to reach Periche.

This climb affords a magnificent view of the Khumbu Glacier and above all a close-up view of the world’s highest mountain. We return to Gorak Shep and retrace our steps to Lobuje for lunch and then continue on down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche for the night.

DAY 12-  PHERICHE TO NAMCHE BAZAAR

Altitude: 3440m / 11280 ft

Time taken: 6 hours

Trek gradient: It will be a descend and an occasional ascend to reach Namche.

 

 

DAY 13- NAMCHE BAZAAR TO LUKLA

Altitude: 2800m / 9186ft

Time taken: 6 hours

Trek gradient: A steep descend initially followed by some ascend to reach Lukla.

 

 

 

DAY 14- FLY TO KATHMANDU IN MORNING

The next two days are for exploring the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. These days also act as buffer days to get your body acclimatize to lower altitudes again.

– KATHMANDU

The next two days are for exploring the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. These days also act as buffer days to get your body acclimatize to lower altitudes again.

These days can be spent exploring the Kathmandu valley which is the political, commercial, cultural hub of Nepal, framed for its natural beauty and historic and holistic places. Kathmandu valley contains three fabled cities, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu city has an artistic exposition of graceful temples, elegant palaces, brick paved courtyards and giant streets. It is surrounded by green mountain walls above which tower mighty snowcapped peaks. The city has the pilgrimage places for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Some of the places you can visit during your buffer days include:

Visit Darbar square

Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is one of three durbar (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley. It is the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch, still takes place even today.

 

 

Visit Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath

Not only is Pashupatinath the most important Hindu temple in Nepal, its one of the most important Shiva temples on the subcontinent and draws numerous devotees from all over India each year. Pashupati is considered to have a special concern for the kingdom of Nepal.

 

 

 

Bouddhanath is among the largest stupas in South Asia, and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal.

Visit Bhaktapur City.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. Here you can visit The Golden Gate and The palace of Fifty-Five Windows.

 

 

 

 

DAY 15- KATHMANDU

This day is also a buffer day for either sightseeing, or if you want to check off Bungee Jumping from your Bucket List, here’s a chance. You can also do whitewater river rafting. Note that these activates aren’t included in this package and its your choice if you want to do it.

For Bungee Jumping it’s a 160m (500 ft.) drop into the Bhotekoshi River and the white water rafting, canyoning is done is river Trishuli.

Others can spend the day relaxing after accomplishing the feat of Everest Base Camp or exploring the rich and traditional culture of the locals.

Fly Back to India 

This is the departure day as we say ‘Namaste’ to the memories that will last a lifetime. There are no activities planned for today and you are able to depart the hotel at any time. Check out time from the hotel is at 12 noon. If you are departing later, you can arrange luggage storage at the hotel.

At the end of your tour please consider donating to the KEEP Porters Clothing Bank. As you will have come to realise on your tour, porters play a vital role in the tourism industry enabling tourists to visit Nepal’s most picturesque and difficult terrain. The majority are subsistence farmers who travel from lower areas of Nepal to the higher elevated trekking routes to find employment. Contrary to the belief that porters are well-adjusted to the cold and altitude of the Himalayas, every year many porters suffer from a variety of illnesses such as altitude sickness, snow blindness, hypothermia and frostbite and some even die as a result. The Clothing Bank was set up in 2009 to provide ill-prepared porters with better clothing suitable for trekking in a mountain environment and reduce the number of unnecessary illnesses and fatalities which occur each year.

Donations of other clothing items such as socks, boots, sunglasses, warm gloves and sleeping bags are always welcome. Your leader can ensure that your donation is passed on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft): preferably before 3 pm
 
  • Day 02: Acclimatization day at Kathmandu – suggested local site seeing or adventure fun
 
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2651m/8700ft): 40 minutes flight, 3 hours trek
 
  • Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3438m/11280 ft): 5 hours
 
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day/Rest Day - Namche Bazaar
 
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m/12694ft): 5 hours
 
  • Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 m/14300 ft): 5 hours
 
  • Day 08: Acclimatization Day/Rest Day - Dingboche
 
  • Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16207 ft): 5hours
 
  • Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17594 ft): 6 hours
 
  • Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4280 m/14037 ft) 6 hours
 
  • Day 12: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11280 ft.): 6 hours
 
  • Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m/9186ft): 6 hours
 
  • Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu in morning. Sightseeing (Buffer Day)
 
  • Day 15: Kathmandu: Sightseeing (Buffer Day). Possible Bungee Jumping (3rd highest in the world)
 
  • Day 16: Fly to India
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EQUIPMENTS

That very much depends on how much use you intend to get out of it. Reasonable quality fake gear is available in Kathmandu and Pokhara for a fraction of the price of the real price– be aware that standards are lower, so a -30°C rated sleeping bag will only be good for -20°C, a 900 fill down jacket is more likely to be 700 fill, etcetera.

There are also high end trekking gear equipment shops available in Kathmandu like North Face, Black Yak etc which are pretty expensive. As said this all depends on your budget and if you are likely to use the gear in the future or not.

But generally speaking, the secondary trekking market gear in Kathmandu is good enough and with the help of our local presence we can show you a few shops who have authentic gear available.

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu or Pokhara for medical attention.
Trekking gear in Kathmandu can be rented but is limited to Sleeping bags. The shopkeepers are reluctant to rent down jackets and other stuff as they are scared the items would be not deemed sellable after use. But you can buy your trekking gear in Kathmandu at moderate prices. We have a few partnered shops where you can buy your gear. And there is no need to worry much, we will provide you essentials like sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking pole, etc.
What you need a trek pole for is third point of balance. It helps share the load of the backpack and gives you propulsion. Carry a trekking pole if you have one, otherwise you can pick up a sturdy fallen branch on the trail and use it for support. If we have trekking pole with us we can help giving you that.
Floaters are not recommended for treks- you need a shoe with a good grip and high ankle support. Have a pair of comfortable shoes with good grip. Trekking shoes will make the trek comfortable but are not mandatory. If you are buying a pair if trekking shoes, make sure you wear and walk around in it before you come on the trek! .
At high altitudes, temperatures are sure to dip into negative at nights. For these extreme cold temperatures, you need to keep the rule of 3 in mind. The rule of 3 usually takes care of cold that dip to -10°C. It is a simple formula of wearing 3 layers of woollen, inners and lower wear. We will be providing you with a thick down jacket for the trek, and though you will be staying in twin based tea lodges, with quilts provided to you, we will also provide you with a sleeping bag in case of extra cold. Wear one thermal and two T-shirts, three layers of woollens (two sweaters and a jacket). For your lowers wear a thermal inner with two layers of track suit. If you are prone to more cold, just add a layer. The temperatures dip only late in the evening and early mornings. During the day if the sun is out, then you may even be trekking in your T-shirts. Make sure you use your thermal wear only at night and not while trekking. A woollen cap/balaclava and gloves are a must.
 

FITNESS

  • If you consider yourself to be in average to good physical condition, if you are reasonably and functionally fit, without any heart/lung disease. ), then you can go ahead and do the Everest base camp trek without a second thought. If you do have any worrying heart conditions, then please do take an opinion of your doctor. If you are huffing and puffing to climb a flight of stairs up a 3 storey building, then ascending 3000 vertical meters of mountain trail is hard for you
  • Kids of the age six and adults over seventy years of age have done the trek till base camp successfully. If you allow enough time for acclimatisation and keep yourself well-nourished and hydrated, the Everest base camp trek will surely be enjoyable and uneventful.
  • The trek includes 10 days of hiking for about 5-6 hours, we have included 3 proper acclimatization days ( 1 in Kathmandu & 2 during the trek). Though there is no need of porter as such, but if need be, We can assist you find a good porter at reasonable rate. We can help you to bring the right stuff if you have never been trekking before. A group phone call will be scheduled to answer any questions.
  • Our pace is slow to moderate, and we do take breaks, but our route requires that we ascend or descend a number of long stone stairways.  (These are the foothills of the Himalayas after all, and these are the trails that connect all of the villages.) The entire group generally hikes at about the same pace as we carry on conversations throughout the day.  We just plod along, without pushing hard. Most people enjoy the hiking and the scenery.  We have had participants from ages 23 to 65 on these treks without issues.
  • In summary, you do not needto be a fitness fanatic, but you will need to be ready for some level of exertion on the trail as this trek route lies in the heart of the Himalayas at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain, it is challenging.
  • To prepare for the trek we recommend hiking (steps or inclines are good), or aerobic exercise such as running, cycling, or fitness center machines that strengthen the legs about 3 times per week.  ( for a much detailed plan to prepare yourself, kindly check this link)

at sea level.

The actual distance from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is only 39km. But we will make you hike on acclimatization days so that your body gets fit and acclimatized for higher altitude.
In general, you will be walking 4-5 hrs on an average for 11 days for a roundtrip to Everest base camp.
These are all at very high altitudes and can be very demanding. You can take a look at the trek itinerary for more details.

USEFUL MATTERS

ALTERNATIVE ITINERARY DUE TO FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS:
Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly, which frequently results in the need for changes to be made to our intended itineraries. Flights throughout Nepal, particularly in high mountain areas, can be delayed or cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are particularly prone to these delays which has the potential to vary the itinerary of all departures in the Everest region. Our contingency plans in case of bad weather preventing the fixed wing aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla are as follows:
Day 2 - We will attempt to board our booked fixed wing flight as per the itinerary. If this flight is cancelled, we will return to our hotel in Kathmandu for an additional night.
Day 3 - We will again attempt to board our booked fixed wing flight. If this flight is cancelled but helicopters are available and permitted to fly to Lukla we will use our best endeavours to charter a helicopter to transport the group. Travellers will need to use their emergency fund to cover the cost of this chartered helicopter. The exact cost will depend on how many travellers are in your group and could be up to US$500. If we reach Lukla on Day 3 by either fixed wing aircraft or helicopter we will then follow the same itinerary to Everest Base Camp, but descend over one less day in order to take our return flight from Lukla on Day 14.
Day 4 - If no flights (either plane or helicopter) are possible on the morning of Day 3, then on Day 4 we will travel by road to Phaplu (approximately 9 hours drive by private vehicle) and then trek to Tengboche on the Everest Base Camp route, via Lukla. While we will not be able to reach Base Camp itself on this altered itinerary our travellers have still found it a highly enjoyable trek with superb views of the Everest ranges including Everest itself.
We also advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included: There are no meals included on this day.

Porters' ability to carry baggage depends to some extent on the trekking route and altitude in question, but the average trekking porter carries between 15 and 25kg. A camping porter carries up to 40kg. One porter is typically assigned per every two travellers.

While not mandatory, tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks. Your guides and porters will tremendously appreciate a small gratuity at the end of your trek, as these little extras go a long way towards helping their families. Tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for the team's hard work and devoted attention to your happiness.

Nepal after the earthquake has seen tremendous pressure on its eco system and many people’s livelihoods have been affected. While tipping is optional it will be highly appreciated if you can factor in some money for tipping.

Honestly saying, the weather forecasts at Lukla are hardly true. They often show a long list of claims which turn out to be inaccurate. If you compare reports from different weather stations, each will provide a different forecast. So fear not. A more accurate prediction of the weather/ clouds can be given by your local guide. Sometimes, flights do get cancelled, but it is mostly because of wind and not due to poor visibility. I can guarantee it is one of the best flight paths you would ever take, especially if you pick a seat on the left side (while facing the cockpit). Pre-monsoon in March/April and post monsoon in Oct/November are the best times to trek. The weather is usually very favourable for the flight as well, but hey! It is the Himalayas, so it can turn out to be unpredictable at times.

Day temperatures will be around 15-20°C in April and a few degrees lower in October. Night temperatures fall to -5- -10°C.

Sudden showers are expected, always carry a light rain coat or water proof windcheater/poncho.

Yes, there is an option to offload your backpack. This will cost Rs.7,900 + 5% GST. You will need to inform us in advance if you wish to offload your backpack. The offloaded bag should not weigh more than 9 kg. Strolleys, duffel bags, suitcases etc. are not allowed. We suggest you read “5 Tips to make Carrying your Trekking Backpack Easy” before making a decision.

Yes, Funexpedia will arrange for a cloak room where trekkers can keep their luggage. Please note, you are only allowed to carry 20 kg luggage on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return. Please do not leave any valuables behind in the cloak room.

Other than your group leader you will have assistant guides in your group. Your leader will sort out assigning each of his assistants in the group systematically while he takes responsibility for the slow walking people being at the tail of the group making it utterly non strenuous. Nevertheless, your leader would be counseling everyone in the group to stay together and walk collectively as a team.

Other than your group leader you will have assistant guides in your group. Your leader will sort out assigning each of his assistants in the group systematically while he takes responsibility for the slow walking people being at the tail of the group making it utterly non strenuous. Nevertheless, your leader would be counseling everyone in the group to stay together and walk collectively as a team.

Any form of light rainfall in the Sagarmatha national park comes in form of light snow fall. You are most likely to be experiencing snowfall during your trek. You will most likely start encountering proper snow from Day 6, en-route Lobuche. Apart from this, you will be walking on glaciers on a few days between Days 6-9.

Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited on the trek. You can watch this video to understand why alcohol is a big NO at high altitude. (SHARE LINK OF THAT VIDEO).

Alcohol is dangerous in extreme cold, especially on high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead it opens your pores making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very quickly. Hence consumption of alcohol is absolutely prohibited on all our treks.

Yes, but most trekkers don’t take them. Everyone smells together on the trek so don’t worry. Your biggest concern will be staying warm. Waiting for a hot shower is very rewarding after days on end without them. It makes it feel that much better in the end.

FOOD AND ACCOMODATION

Funexpedia uses a well-planned menu suitable for high altitude treks. Breakfast varies from toast with butter, omlete, tea. Lunch mainly comprises of Nepali staple food…Dal bhat.
Dinner is complete with dal bhat, noodles, fried rice, Sherpa soup... Dry ration of biscuits and chikki will be provided as well. You may carry nuts and dry fruits if necessary.
While on Everest base camp trek Mountain FunExpedia uses the best family oriented lodges with twin bed sharing rooms with clean common toilets and occasional rooms with attach toilet bathrooms. Lodges are at its best offering you the comfort experience and its typical local environment. You have variety of choices for the food and most lodges prepare food better than most restaurants in Kathmandu. So far there has not been any complaints whatsoever in regards to food and accommodation provided by us.

Please find the attached document to the email sent to you for the kind of food and accommodation you will get.

Yes, men and women will not be sharing room.

Trekkers will be staying in tea houses on all days of the trek. Rooms in the tea house will be shared with fellow trekkers.

Yes, FunExpedia trekkers are usually provided with tents and sleeping bags. However, since EBC- kalapathhar is a tea house trek, these will not be required.

You will be staying in Thamel area, in a Europeeans Bagpacking hostel. Thamel is the tourist and backpacker’s area of Kathmandu. A taxi should charge NC 500 from airport and NC 150 from bus stand.
You will be staying in rooms with 6 or 8 bed dorms. Breakfast and stay for 3 nights are included.

Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is safe to drink. our guides, also carry water purifying tablets…

Essentially, you need to consume at least 5-6 litres of fluid per day on the Everest base camp trek. That includes water, tea, soup and all other edible fluids you can think of. When it comes to drinking water you have basically 2 options. Ask for boiled water at the lodge you are staying or dining in, or buy plastic water bottles. The former is much cheaper and a lot less harmful to the environment when compared to bottled water. However, FYI, bottled water costs NPR 60 at Lukla during the start of the trek and goes up to NPR 300 at Gorakshep (5500 m) which is your last camp. Narrowing your options to Boiled water, it ranges from NPR 100 to NPR 250 per litre. However, in the high altitude, water starts to boil at a lesser temperature than at sea level. While water starts to boil at just 86 degree Celsius, it might not purify all bacteria and hence it is suggested you use Water Purifying tablets or Water Purifying Sticks to be on the safer side. Water purifying tablets are available in Kathmandu. Sticks are available on various retail stores on the internet.

DOCUMENTS TO BRING

No visa is required for travel to Nepal. If travelling via air (at least one way) then one requires either passport or election ID card. If one is travelling via road (both ways), then in addition to both the documents, PAN card, Driver licence, Aadhar Card is accepted (only one is required). Also 4 passport size photos are required for obtaining permits for Everest Base Camp Trek.

We strongly suggest you to have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure though we ensure you that there would be hardly any evacuations or any health catastrophe as your leader is always be well equipped with wide range medical knowledge and has oxygen cylinders or oxygen chamber bag to deal with life threatening situation. But it's always wise to have insurance as your back up for just in any case though it is not mandatory to have the helicopter rescue insurance to join the Everest base camp trek in Himalayas with us.

The trekking permit that FunExpedia procures for trekkers covers this. You are not required to apply for this separately.

INTERNET AND MOBILE NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

Mobile coverage is expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different. There is a good connectivity of network from local service providers, N-Cell offers 2G and 3G services as well, however there is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage, however. Most trekking routes feature local VHF phones, but on the more remote trails, a satellite phone is the only option.

The best network in Nepal is NCELL. At certain points during the trek there would be no network as the locations can get pretty remote as you go further higher in altitude. You can buy Internet Coupons which are available at locations above Namche Bazaar and we advise you to carry a bit of extra cash for these coupons because it will be the only form of connectivity towards the outer world in absence of cellular networks. The Ncell Internet coupons have worked as high till Gorakshep.
The best way to buy a local sim card is just outside the exit gate of the airport on the right hand side. You will require INR 100 rupees and a passport size photo. Buying a sim card at the airport helps you to locate the driver easily and call your trek supervisors. If you find a big queue at the airport for the SIM card you can buy one in Thamel near your hotel as well.

A visa is not required for Indian nationals. You do not need to apply for one before leaving India. You will receive a stamp on arrival at Kathmandu. But you need to carry your passport to gain entry in Nepal.

MONEY

You can exchange up to INR 10,000 at one time. You can do this at the airport. The other place you can do this is a Thamel in Kathmandu. There isn’t much difference in the exchange rates offered at the airport and inside the city.

Most Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards are accepted here.

A passport is not usually required for Indian citizens. A voter ID should suffice. However, if you travel on beyond the trek, there might be a few establishments that require a passport for identification.

Our treks are all-inclusive. We cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible. Travelers generally bring a small amount of pocket money to cover bottled water, snacks, or tea beyond your included meals, souvenirs, tips, or donations to monasteries along the route (if you are inclined to give one). Trekkers find that around $20 a day is reasonable for these extras.

Kindly note the use of terms IC (Indian Currency) and NC (Nepal Currency) – It’s a lingo commonly used in Nepal specially Kathmandu. During any negotiations, first clarify the currency. NC is pegged to IC at 1 IC = 1.6 NC

Officially IC notes (no coins) in the denominator of Rs 100 and less are accepted throughout Nepal. However new demonetized notes of Rs 500 & Rs 2000 are accepted unofficially in Kathmandu. The new notes are not accepted on the EBC trail. One can officially carry IC 25,000 as currency from India. There are lot of ATM’s in Nepal: however, they charge NC 500 as transaction charge for single transaction + (normally 3.5% charged as foreign currency conversion charge by Indian banks)
My recommendation: At least carry IC 5,000 in form of Rs.100 notes and don’t use them in Kathmandu. You can carry upto IC 20,000 in form of Rs.500 & Rs.2000 notes. You will always be provided change in NC. Collect NC for the EBC trail and first spend NC on the trail.

 

GENERAL

Each morning after packing our bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

You will spend three nights in total in Kathmandu, two at the beginning of your trek and one upon your return. If you’d like to spend more time in Kathmandu and visit other places in the Kathmandu Valley like Patan, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot or Dhulikel. those we don’t organize them directly we can help you arrange them for you at budget cost.

The first acclimatization day that you encounter is on the first two days in Kathmandu. As it’s at an altitude of 4,428 ft it’s better for the trekkers to acclimatize their bodies to the altitude so that it is easier for the body to adjust for the next few days.
The next rest day that you encounter is on Day 5 at Namche Bazaar. This is at an altitude of 11,280 ft. Beyond Namche, you will be continuously trekking at very high altitudes for almost 10 days. Hence, we’ve built in an extra day here to help your body to acclimatize and get sufficient rest before proceeding further.
The third rest day is at Degboche – Day 8. This is preceded by a very long day where you cross 16,200 ft to reach Lobuche. This rest day is required to help your body to be prepared to take up this challenge.
The 3 buffer days are included because the weather in the mountains can be extremely unpredictable. It might so happen that you are not able to trek at all on a particular day because of this. Sometimes, your flight might not land in Lukla on Day 1 if it’s cloudy, so a buffer day gets used up right in the beginning.
Hence, we strongly recommend that you factor in all of this while booking onward tickets from Lukla and Kathmandu.
Also the last 2 days are kept as buffer to familiarize your body to lower altitudes again.

All students who successfully complete the Everest Base Camp Trek will be given Certificate of Accomplishment by us. Group Leaders (selected by the group) will be given Group Leader certificate.

SAFETY- FAQ 

The Everest Base Camp trek is a slightly on the difficult side. One of the reasons it is so is that there are huge altitude gains. You touch over 17,000 ft. over four times in this trek and sleep in altitudes over 14,000 ft. There are chances of being hit by Acute Mountain Sickness. In addition to the altitude, you also have long days on rugged terrain and you need to be extremely fit to manage this over many days.

At FunExpedia, we pay supreme importance to safety of trekkers. While we do our bit to ensure a trekker’s life is safe, we also expect any trekker who is enrolling with us to know what could go wrong, and if it does, how to tackle it.

Even before you come to Nepal, we assist you with everything you require. We work with experienced people whom we can trust. We constantly keep in touch with you during your entire trek duration and stay alert and ready to arrange instant help in case of emergencies. Our experience has taught us proper ways of ensuring that our treks are safe and enjoyable. With FunExpedia, your trip is not just safe but memorably enjoyable..

 

In case you fall sick and are disturbed by Altitude sickness, the first thing you need to let know your trek guide about your symptoms. Our guides are experienced people having seen and helped many trekkers.

If the symptoms are mild, you can take a few medications and rest which should alleviate the problem.

If the symptoms are severe and you think that you cannot complete the trek and need helicopter evacuation, you need to inform your trek supervisor about this and your guide as well. Then you need to contact your Insurance provider quoting your policy number and letting them know about your situation . So it is necessary that you have the contact numbers of your insurance provider and your policy no always at your disposal for your quick access. It is also handy to have their Skype numbers so that you can contact them if you do not have a cellular network. (You can use the Internet coupons for contacting through internet). The helicopter will only be authorized to evacuate you if you call the insurance provider and let them know of your situation.

No need to worry, in case of any emergency arising our organizing team will be there at Kathmandu, and would assist you for helicopter and coordinate with insurance companies

To avoid altitude-related maladies, we pace our treks appropriately and incorporate acclimatization days throughout the itinerary. There are points throughout many treks during which trekkers may choose to either tackle additional hikes/day trips or rest and relax as their bodies demand.

If they are facing a problem, they need not fear of being sent back, they can stay at the campside and can join back the group when it returns.

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu or Pokhara for medical attention.

There are no doctors on the trek but your trek leaders are trained first aiders. A full fledged first aid kit will always be with the team.

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 longstanding, 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.

Our guides have previously taken 200 students from leading MBA institutions.

A concern for everyone thinking of hiking to this altitude! Altitude can and does affect everyone differently. No two bodies react the same and indeed even the same person can react differently at altitude depending on circumstances. Being fit helps your body to recover from the long hikes quickly thus allowing your body to acclimatize faster. Coupled with this, walking slowly, slowly all the time is another sure way of giving you the most comfortable experience at high altitude. Again, a detailed sheet on altitude, its effects and how to mitigate them will be provided at a later date. For now, suffice to say that all treks will carry with them oxygen cylinders and other treatments necessary for helping the effects of altitude. Also, the Everest region is probably the best-equipped region for helping people deal with altitude considering the number of trekkers and summiteers it sees every year.

Given below are a few suggestions as to how to prevent Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS).

1) Avoid smoking, caffeine, Alcohol during the Everest base camp trek. In fact start cutting down on caffeine from at least a week before the base camp trek so that you don't have any withdrawal headaches during the trek.

2) Drink at least 4 litres of water a day while on the trek. You dehydrate faster than you realize and symptoms of dehydration are similar to AMS. So do make sure you are fully hydrated so that you can rule dehydration when the symptoms like headache starts appearing

3) Take it slow: There is no need to rush during the trek. Everest and its base camp are not moving anywhere :) There is anyway not much to do at the tea house so take your time and reach the tea house only by evening. If you feel your heartbeat is rising from too much walking, stop, take deep breath, relax and once you recover you can start again at a slower pace

4) Plan itinerary of the trek with acclimatization days: Most of the people that fail to do the trek till base camp of Everest, fail only because they covered too much too fast and didn't plan for acclimatization days. 2 rest days at Namche and at Periche or Dingboche are recommended. On your rest days go for short hikes and ask your guide to take you to higher altitude than where you will be sleeping on the next day. Spend some time at that altitude and come back.

5) Take Diamox: Use Diamox when you get headache and continue it till the time you don't descend to a lower altitude than where you started it. It means, if you started taking it in Periche, take it regularly till the time you come back to Periche again or continue it even beyond till you reach a lower altitude.

6) Avoid sleeping tablets: At high altitudes you might have trouble sleeping but don't use sleeping tablets. Sedatives reduce the flow of blood to your brain and in high altitudes where there is already less oxygen in your blood, it could have severe consequences.

7) Don't carry heavy weights: You are already physically strained with the challenges posed by high altitude of the base camp trail and don't test your limits by carrying too much weight. Use the services of a porter. Try not to carry more than 5-8 Kilos by yourself

8) Don't trek alone: Altitude sickness can include panic and crazy behaviour and you must have someone by your side to pay attention and help you. Typically, AMS symptoms get worse in the night. If symptoms of AMS get worse, make sure your guide or friend accompanies you till you reach safer altitude or medical help arrives.

9) Never ignore or leave alone anybody who shows signs of AMS. The conditions could deteriorate much faster than you imagine and it may be necessary to arrange a helicopter rescue.

10) Dress warmly and prevent your body from cooling. Make sure your clothes are always dry.

11) While one day of acclimatization planned each at Namche and Periche  are enough for over 90% of people, don't hesitate to add an extra acclimatization day in your itinerary (at Namche or Periche/Dingboche) of the trek. That could take your chances of doing the trek till Everest Base Camp from 90 to 98%!

 

How to Reach Kathmandu

Delhi → Kathmandu Fly  to Kathmandu.. Most major air carriers like Indian Airlines (www.indian-airlines.nic.in),  Jet airways (www.jetairways.com) operate daily flights to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu by flight from New Delhi is the most convenient way. Delhi to Kathmandu by train + bus :- 

Via Gorakhpur

Day 1: Gorakhpur → Kathmandu Take a train from Delhi to Gorakhpur. The Vaishali Express leaves Delhi at around 19:45 and arrives at Gorakhpur Junction at 09:10 next morning, or there's another train from New Delhi at 17:20 arriving Gorakhpur at 06:35 next morning. The fare is around Rs. 2440 ( in AC1, Rs. 1240 ) in AC2, Rs. 785  in AC3 or Rs. 315 in Sleeper Class - check current times and fares at www.indianrail.gov.in or www.irctc.co.in. Day 2: Gorakhpur → Kathmandu Take a bus or jeep from Gorakhpur to the Nepalese frontier at Sunauli (Indian side) and Bhairawa (Nepalese side, often also called Sunauli). Journey time about 3 hours, Rs. 55 Walk across the frontier, it's then a few minutes’ walk to the Bhairawa bus station. Take a bus or jeep on to Kathmandu. Buses take 7 to 9 hours, cost about  230 Indian Rupees  There are many buses daily, either daytime buses leaving regularly until about 11:00 or overnight buses leaving regularly from about 16:00 until 19:00. If you are coming in a group, a jeep (Bolero/Innova) can be arranged for a group of 6 people from Gorakhpur to Kathmandu. Journey time would be around 10 hours. Approx price would be around Rs 1100 per person  

Travel Via Varanasi

It's also possible to travel via Varanasi An overnight train links Delhi & Varanasi. Buses link Varanasi with the Nepalese border Also UP State Transport runs a Volvo Bus from Varanasi to Kathmandu every alternate day at 10 pm and reaches Kathmandu at 2 pm next day. (Its runs on even days in Feb, March and odd days in April and May). It costs Rs. 1400.

WHAT TO TAKE

The following is a list of clothing that we suggest that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However, we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable. An experienced trekker would advise you to travel light. Try to carry minimum luggage as it will be convenient for you. Carry only what is required and if you miss out something, everything is available in the markets of Kathmandu. Here’s a guide to help you pack for the trek – Necessary Equipment HEAD
  • Sun hat or scarf: The sun is harsher at higher altitudes and will zap your energy. Hence, carry a sun hat or to protect yourself. Scarf can be pulled over your nose and mouth to protect against fine mountain dust.
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses: They are useful to prevent snow blindness. A cheap one will also do.
  • Head torch: Mandatory. Example- Petzl Zoom, with spare bulbs and batteries
  UPPER BODY
  • Cotton T-shirts: Preferably carry about 3-4 light, warm and full sleeved Collared T-Shirts to protect from sunburns on arms and the neck.
  • Fleece jacket (about 4 warm layers in total)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket (Will be provided by us)
  LOWER BODY
  • Lightweight cotton trek pants (long): Prevent jeans for the trekking. About 3 pair of trek pants will be enough. They can be layered with a pair of inner thermals.
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermals for use at night: 1 pair at least
  FEET
  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots: Should be worn in to get comfortable with the shoes. Buy a shoe with ankle support and good sole. Recommend something like this:
 https://www.decathlon.in/p/8367614_arpenaz-100-mid-warm-men-s-waterproof-hiking-boots-blue.html#/4914-272-uk_5_5_eu_39   HANDS
  • Synthetic hand gloves: One pair of fleece or woollen hand gloves. One pair of water proof/resistant, wind proof gloves.
  ACCESSORIES
  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag:
  • Backpack – 60 to 70 litres. Only needed if you will be carrying the back on your own. Not required if deciding to take a porter
  • Daypack (20-30 litres) – Needed for trekkers who will be using the porters to carry water, energy bars and medicines
  • Handbag (60 litres) – Needed for trekkers who will be using the porters. Should buy the standard bags in Kathmandu
  • Large plastic bags: For keeping items dry inside trek bag and also to compartmentalize and organize your duffle. Carry extra plastic bags for keeping the wet clothes, etc.
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag: 2 bottles of 1 litre each. One can be a thermos for keeping the water warm.
  • Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
  • Power bank: recommended 20000 mAh as charging batteries on EBC trail is pretty expensive
  OTHERS
  • Toiletries: Sunscreen, moisturiser, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser. If you plan to use wet wipes to clean up after a trek, make sure you do not leave the used wipes/tissues back in the mountains since these are not biodegradable. The same holds for used sanitary napkins. Carry a zip lock bag to put used tissues and napkins. Bring this ziplock bag back with you to the city and do not dispose wet tissues and sanitary napkins in the mountains.
  • Energy bars and dry fruits: Should carry at least 5-10 energy bars
  • Water treatment: SteriPEN / water purification tablets (optional)
    MANDATORY PERSONAL MEDICAL KIT
  • Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  • Dexamethasone – one strip
  • Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)
  • Combiflam – 4 tablets (Pain killer)
  • Disprin – 6 tablets (headache)
  • Norflox TZ – 6 tablets (diarrhoea)
  • Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)
  • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  • Band aid – 10 strips
  • Cotton – 1 small roll
  • Moov spray (aches, & sprains)
  OPTIONAL PERSONAL MEDICAL KIT
  • Nifedipine – 5 tablets
  • Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)
  • ORS – 10 packets
  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  • Gauze – 1 small roll
  • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)
  • Omez/ Rantadine – 10 tablets (antacids)
  MANDATORY DOCUMENTS In addition, please carry the given documents. Document two and three need to be downloaded(PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp. Without these documents you will not be allowed on the trek.
  1. Original and 2 photocopy of government photo identity card – only passport and voters’ ID are accepted. Contact Sanchita in case any one of these are not available.
  2. Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the participant) – Download PDF
  3. Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker) – Download PDF
  4. 4 passport size photographs (including 1 for SIM Card)
  5. Signed Waiver Liability Form
  EXTRAS/LUXURIES
  • Binoculars
  • Trail Map/Guide book/ Journal & Pen
  • IPod
  P.S. (Post Script)- There is always a PS, isn’t it? But it’s because we care for you.
  • There can be unseasonal snowfall on any trek. You may want to bring a pair of Yaktrax (mini-crampons) or similar if you have a pair. If your leader thinks there may be snowfall he will recommend carrying a pair for safety. It is possible to buy them in Kathmandu or Namche for 800-1500.
There are many equipment shops in Kathmandu where you can buy much of the above clothing. The quality does vary and cannot be guaranteed so you should choose carefully.
  • The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room.
  • Please note that many Nepalis are still traditional in the way they dress. We therefore recommend that you dress conservatively - no sleeveless tops or revealing clothes. Although shorts are acceptable they should be modest and reach to just above the knee and for women skirt or trousers are desirable.
  • We believe in reducing our negative environmental impacts wherever possible, thus as trekkers it should be our duty to keep the Great Himalayas as clean as possible and not litter!
Note: There is a weight restriction on the flight to and from Lukla of 20 kg checked baggage. It is not a problem for you to check in 1-2kg more than this as long as you are happy to pay an excess luggage charge (approx. 100 rupees per kg). Each porter carries two kitbags or where animals are used, they carry four kitbags each, therefore please respectfully limit your kitbag. Any baggage not needed on trek can be left in storage at the hotel in Kathmandu.
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  • Comfortable twin based sharing rooms inside tea lodges/ guesthouses.
 
  • Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with  complimentary breakfast.
 
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag& trekking pole (to be returned after the trek)
 
  • Flights KTM-Lukla-KTM
 
  • Everest National ParkEntry Permit for all members
  • Trek Information Management System[TIMS] registration  card
 
  • First aid medical kit
  • Experienced Sherpa guide on the trek
  • Neccessary paper works, all government and local permissions.
  • Worst case,help with all rescue and   evacuation arrangements
  • Travel from India to Nepal and BackTravel and rescue Insurance (Mandatory) – however we will  give you assistance
  • GST and other applicable taxes if any
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses in Nepal – sim cards, shopping etc.
  • Tips to Guides, porters and drivers.
  • Extra stay in Nepal
  • Food in the Tea Houses.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions

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