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  • RegionEverest, Nepal
  • Duration13 Nights, 14 Days
  • ActivityTrekking / Sightseeing
  • Start / EndKathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5,545 m/ 18,192 ft at Kalapatthar
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Distance Lukla-Lukla (130km/80miles)
  • Group SizeMinimum: 1, Maximum: 15
  • Transport Private Vehicle & Flight
  • MealsB|L|D on trek, |B| in Kathmandu
  • AccommodationHotel / Mountain Lodges
  • Best TimeMarch - May & Sept - Dec
Trip Overview

Embarking on an Everest Base Camp trek is more than an expedition; it’s an odyssey reserved for those whose aspirations soar higher than the clouds. This unparalleled journey takes you far from the realms of cars, modern comforts, and the routine luxuries of daily life, immersing your spirit in the pure essence of natural beauty while pushing the boundaries of personal endurance beyond perceived limits.

Your adventure commences in the ancient city of Kathmandu, where you’ll acclimatize to the Nepalese atmosphere, allowing yourself the leisure to explore its cultural tapestry while eagerly anticipating the impending ascent. The trek to Everest Base Camp, situated at a staggering altitude of 5,364 meters (over 3.5 miles above sea level), presents an awe-inspiring path fraught with challenges and revelations.

Traversing this trail will lead you across suspension bridges that span vast chasms of thin air, through the veils of secrecy enfolding ancient Buddhist monasteries, and deep into the heart of the vibrant and resilient Sherpa culture. Alongside thrill-seekers and photographers converging from every corner of the globe, you’ll be privileged to witness the towering presence of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu – three of the planet’s loftiest peaks that stand proudly among Earth’s top 10 highest summits.

Nights are spent in the comfort of cozy, traditional teahouses, where you’ll find respite, recharge, and a sense of camaraderie among fellow travelers. Our seasoned and knowledgeable guides and porters accompany you, ensuring not only safety but also weaving a tapestry of stories and insights, rendering your experience not just enjoyable, but enthralling.

Beyond the personal triumphs, this journey fosters an opportunity to contribute to local economies, unveiling hidden reservoirs of strength within oneself, and forging friendships and memories that are destined to endure a lifetime. What more could one yearn for?

So, what are you waiting for? Embark on this remarkable quest, where dreams meet reality atop the world’s highest peaks.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Immerse in the rich culture and lifestyle of Sherpa communities
  • Explore the diverse flora and fauna within Sagarmatha National Park
  • Encounter the world's highest airport at Syangboche (3,780m / 12,402ft)
  • Marvel at breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8,848.68m/29,029ft) and neighboring peaks like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu
  • Experience spiritual elements like prayer wheels, colorful flags, and ancient Tengboche Monastery while trekking amidst high suspension bridges
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you’ll be greeted by a representative from the Blissful Nepal Trekking and Tour. They’ll assist with the transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you’ll have the rest of the day to relax, explore Kathmandu, and adjust to the time zone. Later in the evening or the following day, there will be a pre-trek briefing where you’ll meet your trek leader, receive additional information about the journey, and have any queries addressed. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft

Day 2Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

An early morning flight from Kathmandu takes you to Lukla. This scenic flight offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas before landing at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. After a brief breakfast in Lukla and meeting your porter, the trek officially begins. The trail leads through Dudh Koshi Valley, passing picturesque Sherpa villages, suspension bridges, and captivating landscapes. You’ll trek to Phakding, a charming village situated alongside the Dudh Koshi River. After reaching Phakding, relax and spend the night.

Flight Time: 30 Min
Trek Time: 3 to 4 hours
Altitude: 2610m / 8563ft
Accommodation: Tea House
Trek Distance: 9 KM

Day 3Trek to Namche Bazaar from Phakding

The trail leads along the Dudh Koshi River, offering views of Mt. Thamserku (6608m). You’ll enter Sagarmatha National Park, cross several suspension bridges, and ascend steeply to Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Sherpa town. Enjoy stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and the surrounding peaks throughout the day. Namche Bazaar is a thriving hub with markets, shops, cafes, and a lively atmosphere. Rest and acclimatize in Namche Bazaar.

Trek Time: 5 to 6 hrs
Altitude: 3440m / 11286ft
Accommodation: Tea House
Trek Distance: 12 KM

Day 4Namche Acclimatization & Rest Day

Today is a rest day to help your body acclimatize to higher altitudes. After breakfast, embark on a hike to the Everest Viewpoint (3880m/12730ft) for panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more. Return to Namche for lunch and spend the rest of the day exploring the town. Visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum, explore local markets, or relax in cafes. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

 

Trek Time: 2 to 3 hrs
Altitude: 3440m / 11286ft
Accommodation: Tea House

Day 5Trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar

Leaving Namche Bazaar, the trail ascends, offering views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks. Pass through Kenjoma and Sanasa before reaching a junction. Descend to Phunke Tenga and cross the Dudh Koshi River. Ascend to reach Tengboche, home to the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views and visit the monastery. Overnight stay in Tengboche.

Trek Time: 4 to 5 hours
Altitude: 3870m / 12697ft
Accommodation: Tea House
Trek Distance: 10 KM

Day 6Trek to Dingboche from Tengboche

As you leave Tengboche, enjoy mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam. Descend through rhododendron forests, cross a bridge, and gradually ascend towards Pangboche. Beyond Pangboche, the landscape changes to a drier terrain. Trekking past memorials and Mani stones, reach Dingboche, a picturesque village offering stunning views of Taboche, Cholatse, and more. Relax and acclimatize in Dingboche.

Trek Time: 5 to 6 hours
Altitude: 4410m / 14469 ft
Accommodation: Tea House
Trek Distance: 12 KM

Day 7 Dingboche- Rest Day

Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Dingboche. Explore the village, enjoy the scenic views, and take a short hike towards Nangkar Tshang Peak for acclimatization. Marvel at the incredible mountain panorama, including Taboche, Cholatse, Chhukung Ri, and Makalu. Return to Dingboche and spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the village or relaxing. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Trek Time: 3 hours
Altitude: 4410m / 14469ft
Accommodation: Tea House

Day 8Trek to Lobuche from Dingboche

The trail to Lobuche involves a gradual uphill climb. Pass through Dughla, where you’ll find memorials dedicated to climbers. Ascend further towards Dughla Pass, cross a bridge over the Khumbu Icefall-fed river, and hike along the ridge to Lobuche. Witness scattered memorial stones en route, offering a poignant reminder of the climbers’ sacrifices. Arrive at Lobuche, surrounded by stunning mountain vistas. Overnight stay in Lobuche.

Trek Time: 5 to 6 hours
Altitude: 4910m / 16109ft
Accommodation: Tea House
Trek Distance: 12 KM

Day 9Trek to Gorakshep – EBC and back to Gorakshep

Embark on an exciting day as you trek to Gorakshep and then Everest Base Camp. Follow the trail alongside the Khumbu Glacier with breathtaking views of Pumori, Lingtren, and other peaks. Reach Gorakshep, have lunch, and continue to Everest Base Camp. Marvel at the rocky terrain and prayer-flag adorned landscapes at the base camp. Return to Gorakshep for dinner and overnight stay.

Trek Time: 6 to 7 hours
Altitude: 5364m / 17598ft
Accommodation: Tea House
Trek Distance: 15 KM

Day 10Trek to Kalapatthar and Trek back to Pheriche

Start early to hike to Kalapatthar for stunning sunrise views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and surrounding peaks. Descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue the trek downhill to Pheriche. Enjoy lunch on the way. Experience strong winds while descending, so goggles and protective gear are recommended. Arrive at Pheriche and spend the night.

Trek Time: 7 hours
Altitude: 5550m / 18209ft
Accommodation: Tea house
Trek Distance: 13 KM

Day 11Trek back to Namche from Pheriche

Start the trek back to Namche. Retrace your steps through Tengboche, Phunke Tenga, Sanasa, and the high ridge above the Dudhkoshi River. Enjoy the familiar trails and reminisce about the breathtaking sights on your way up. Arrive at Namche Bazaar and spend the night.

Trek Time: 5 to 6 hours
Altitude: 3440m / 11286ft
Accommodation: Tea House
Trek Distance: 14 KM

Day 12Trek back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar

Today’s trek involves descending steeply to the Dudhkoshi River. Use trekking poles to ease the strain on your knees. Traverse varied terrain, with some sections of ups and downs, before reaching Lukla. Celebrate the completion of the trek. Relax, refresh, and overnight in Lukla.

Trek Time: 5 to 6 hours
Altitude: 2860m / 9383ft
Accommodation: Tea House
Trek Distance: 15 KM

Day 13Fly to Kathmandu

Take a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenic aerial views. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure or explore Kathmandu’s vibrant streets and markets. In the evening, gather for a farewell dinner where you can share your trek experiences. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Flight Time: 30 Min
Altitude: 1350m / 4428ft
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 14Departure from Kathmandu

After breakfast, you have spare time for personal activities or last-minute shopping. If your flight allows, explore more of Kathmandu. Later, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your departure. If desired, extend your stay to experience more of Nepal’s beauty.

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
What's Included?
  • Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Local transfers for your domestic flights x 2
  • 11 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 2 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu (Kathmandu Sweet Home or similar)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla/Ramechap – Kathmandu flight tickets with airport transfers
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Park and Local Entry Permits
  • Accompany of Licensed, English-speaking, well experienced trekking guide
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
  • One porter for every two clients (13 Kg luggage per person)
  • 12 x set breakfast, 11 x set lunch and 11 x set dinner while on the trek
  • All applicable government charges
  • Farewell dinner at a fine restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Certificate of Adventure after the completion of the trek
  • Arrangements for Emergency Helicopter evacuation services (paid by your Travel insurance company)
  • Nepal Visa and International airfare
  • Any other expenses or charges not mentioned in the “Trip Includes” list
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast, welcome and farewell dinner
  • Tips to your guide, porters, driver and other field staff as a token of appreciation
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory) - must cover ambulance, medical expenses, and Trip Cancellation charges
  • Personal equipment and other expenses such as beverages, confectionaries, laundries, extra meals, extra trips, accommodations, etc.
Good to Know
BASIC

What Sets Blissful Nepal Apart?

Choosing for Blissful Nepal means securing an adept team of mountain guides and a stellar support crew in Kathmandu, ensuring your seamless care right from your arrival. Our round-the-clock international helpline guarantees constant support, and our team, regularly present in Nepal, offers firsthand and informed assistance. Our full-time guides, with over 8 years of average trekking experience in the Himalayas, exclusively work with us. Notably, we are among the select few companies in Nepal to equip all our trekking guides with Wilderness First Aid Certification. Furthermore, our guides have undergone specialized training addressing altitude acclimatization concerns (Meet the Team).

When is the Optimal Trekking Season?

The prime trekking periods in Nepal span from March to Early May and from September to November. While December to February allows for trekking, be prepared for colder conditions albeit with fewer crowds. June to August marks the monsoon season, generally unsuitable for trekking. However, if this timeframe is your sole option, drop us an email for tailored suggestions.

Will the Guide Be Fluent in English?

All our guides boast exceptional fluency in English. With years of experience hosting guests worldwide, they excel in building connections and ensuring seamless communication.

Are Departures Guaranteed to Commence?

Absolutely! Our peak season departures typically sell out, but during off-peak periods, smaller groups prevail. Rest assured, once you secure your deposit, we guarantee the trek’s commencement for you.

Do I Require a Guide? Can't I Self-Guide if I've Prior Trekking Experience?

Our dedicated guides, with their extensive successful trekking history and our guests’ commendations, have earned our trust repeatedly. Time and again, clients laud the trip’s excellence owing to their guide’s invaluable contribution, making it an unforgettable experience.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Is prior trekking experience a must?

We often have first-time trekkers join our groups, so even without experience, you’ll find yourself among like-minded individuals. Your fitness level should comfortably support full-day walking. While previous hiking or trekking experience is beneficial, it’s not mandatory.

Are solo female travelers secure during Himalayan treks?

We prioritize the safety of all our trekking participants, irrespective of gender. Nepal, overall, is a safe and hospitable destination for foreign visitors. We maintain enduring relationships with the lodges we use, ensuring they are safe and trustworthy. Additionally, our guides consistently keep track of all guests’ whereabouts during treks. Traveling in small groups enhances our ability to maintain regular communication for added safety.

Are there specific age restrictions for trekking in the Himalayas?

There’s no strict age limit on our expeditions – it’s more about good health and enthusiasm! We’ve welcomed families with children as young as 7 years old on the Everest Base Camp Trek, while our older trekkers have been in their late 70s. For families, we recommend arranging a private trek and allowing a few extra days. Feel free to inquire about tailored arrangements.

PAYMENTS & EXTRA COSTS

What about additional hotel stays?

Should you require extra hotel nights in Kathmandu before or after the trek, we can arrange accommodations at an extra cost. Kindly inform us of your requirements before your arrival in Nepal, allowing us to make the necessary arrangements as per your needs. (Read our blog post: Booking Additional Hotel Nights)

What incidental expenses should I anticipate?

Our trekking packages are comprehensive, covering most expenses from your arrival in Nepal. We advise budgeting approximately $300 to $400 for incidental costs, which may include tips and additional expenses like the Nepal Visa, rental charges for items such as sleeping bags or down jackets, showers, Wi-Fi, snacks, and charging facilities for electronic devices at tea houses along the trekking route. Furthermore, it’s prudent to have extra funds available, either in cash or on a credit card, in case of flight cancellations to Lukla, where you might opt for a chartered helicopter. (Terms of Service – Additional Expenses)

Can I rely on credit cards during my trekking journey?

In most instances throughout Nepal, credit card usage is limited. While there are ATMs available in Kathmandu offering favorable currency exchange rates when withdrawing rupees, please be aware that these ATMs typically impose a $5 USD service fee alongside potential bank charges. Moreover, these ATMs often enforce a daily withdrawal limit of 25,000 rupees (approximately $215 USD).

How do you prefer the remaining payment upon arrival in Kathmandu - in US cash or via credit card?

We gladly accept various major currencies. You have the flexibility to settle the balance either in cash or through credit card payment. However, it’s important to note that for credit card transactions, we levy a 13% fee. Hence, paying in cash is highly recommended to avoid additional charges.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Is trekking difficult?

The difficulty of a hike or walk depends on terrain steepness and altitude. Most trips for moderately active people cover gentle terrain at lower altitudes, often with shorter route options. Breaks can be taken along the trails.

What's the recommended Fitness Regimen for Preparation?

In terms of physical readiness before embarking on the trek, engaging in cardio-based exercises such as running and long-distance walking is beneficial. If feasible, undertaking several weekend hikes in your vicinity can also aid preparation. Our website offers a training guide tailored for the Everest Base Camp that might provide valuable insights: Training for Everest Base Camp.

What physical conditions indicate sufficient trekking fitness?

Individuals with acute or chronic health issues affecting stamina, flexibility, coordination, or balance might face challenges completing the trek. If uncertain about your physical preparedness, it’s advisable to consult a physician well ahead of booking your trip.

PREPARATION & PACKING

Are there weight limits?

The primary weight constraint is the luggage limit for the Kathmandu to Lukla flight, set at 10kg (22lbs), along with an additional 5kg (11lbs) for carry-on, totaling 15kg (33lbs).

What should I pack for the trip?

We offer a downloadable packing list or you can explore our blog post on packing for Everest Base Camp for further insights. Notably, most trekking clothing and equipment can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu upon your arrival.

What size should my day pack be?

Typically, we recommend a day pack of approximately 40 liters, similar to a standard school backpack, to accommodate extra layers and daily essentials.

What happens after I make the deposit?

After your deposit is received, the next step is to send us a scan or photo of your passport along with your arrival flight details. We’re unable to book your Lukla flight or obtain your trekking permit until we have a copy of your passport, so please send this information to us promptly.

What about the duffel bag for the porters?

A duffel bag will be supplied to you in Kathmandu. Porters will carry this bag during the trek, and it will serve as your luggage for the flight. Often, porters advance ahead on the trail, so your duffel might not be accessible until you reach the evening tea house. Hence, it’s advisable to carry a day pack with your daily essentials during hiking.

Can I store luggage in Kathmandu during the trek?

Certainly, you can leave any excess luggage at the hotel during your trekking period.

What about passports, medications, and valuables?

During the flight, keep these items in your carry-on. It’s crucial to have important documents and medications accessible, especially if your luggage faces delays. Similarly, during the trek, carry them in your day pack.

What insurance is necessary? Where can I get it?

Travel insurance is mandatory for the trekking period and is your responsibility to arrange. Kindly email us proof of your insurance before your trek. For detailed insurance requirements, refer to our Terms of Service – Insurance.

ARRIVAL & VISAS

Can I obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport?

Most guests are eligible to acquire a visa upon arrival, a process typically taking between 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the crowd. It’s essential for guests to independently verify all visa requirements before arrival. Ensure your passport has at least 6 months validity from your entry date into Nepal. Verify this information as soon as you confirm your trek. Detailed visa fees and related information can be found here: Terms of Service – Visas.

Can I arrange additional hotel nights in Kathmandu?

Our trekking packages cover 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, and we can organize extra nights upon request (refer to our blog – Booking Extra Hotel Nights). Kindly inform us beforehand to secure reservations. Payment for extra nights can be settled directly at the hotel upon your arrival. While you might find cheaper rates online, the advantage of our arrangements lies in our flexibility to adjust or cancel reservations without extra charges if your Lukla flight faces delays.

What type of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu?

We partner with Kathmandu Sweet Home and Ramada Encore, both conveniently situated in Thamel, close to our office.

Will there be someone to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

Absolutely, our airport representative will be present to greet you as you exit the airport. Look for our driver holding a signboard displaying “Blissful Nepal.” For further guidance on airport arrival, you can watch a short video here (click here to see on YouTube).

ROOM AND BOARD

Can I do laundry during the trek?

Limited laundry services are available at certain teahouses. While washing clothes during acclimation days might be possible, it’s advisable to plan ahead by ensuring sufficient clothing and handling laundry in Kathmandu post-trek.

Can you accommodate specific diets?

Absolutely, we can cater to vegetarian or special dietary requirements. It’s advised for all trekkers to opt for a vegetarian diet due to preservation concerns with local meat. Notify us of any dietary needs, and we’ll make suitable arrangements.

Are there electricity and charging options?

Teahouses have electricity in common areas, charging $1 to $4 per hour for device charging. American outlets are common, while adapters (C or D type) can be bought in Kathmandu.

Is Wi-Fi available or can I make phone calls?

Some lower elevation teahouses offer Wi-Fi for an extra $3 to $10 charge. Alternatively, consider purchasing a Nepalese SIM card in Kathmandu for internet and calls, mainly usable at lower elevation teahouses.

Where does our drinking water come from?

While meals are included, water isn’t provided during the trek. Treating local water with chlorine/iodine tablets or a steri pen is recommended. Teahouses offer complimentary quality water, but it requires treatment. Mineral water can be purchased along the trail, ranging from $1 USD at lower elevations to $4 at higher altitudes.

What meal options are available during the trek?

Trekkers select meals and hot drinks from teahouse menus, including choices like omelets, noodle soup, fried rice, momo, and the traditional Nepali Dal Bhat. For hygiene reasons regarding mountain meat, we suggest opting for vegetarian options.

What are the restroom and shower facilities like?

Most teahouses offer Western-style flush toilets with cold running water. Shared bathrooms are common and not attached to individual rooms. Hot showers are available at lower elevations (often gas-powered) and provided by bucket at higher altitudes for an extra fee.

What kind of lodging is available during the trek?

We utilize tea houses for accommodation, a popular method involving shifting from one teahouse to another. These teahouses, essentially small local hotels in villages, provide both lodging and homemade meals. Rooms usually accommodate two trekkers, with shared bathrooms featuring running cold water and Western-style toilets in the Everest region. (Further details – Tea House Trekking Blog).

Is it possible to secure separate rooms during the trip? If yes, what's the additional cost?

In Kathmandu, we can arrange private rooms. While private rooms might be feasible in some trekking villages at no extra charge, availability could be scarce during peak periods due to high demand. Even with additional payment, teahouse owners may not provide private rooms to ensure fair lodging for all guests.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Are the food and water in Nepal safe?

 All water in Nepal needs treatment before consumption. Bottled water is available in Kathmandu or on the trek. It’s advisable to consume cooked meals and avoid uncooked vegetables for safety. Avoiding mountain meat is recommended for precaution.

What if I fall sick or get injured during the trek?

Our guides are trained to handle emergencies, and in case of severe situations, they’ll use your travel insurance to arrange a rescue helicopter to fly you to Kathmandu for medical attention.

What safety precautions do you have in place?

Our guides are Red Cross certified and hold international WAFA certifications, equipped with pulse oximeters for regular blood oxygen saturation readings. They carry basic first aid kits and mobile phones, coordinating rescue efforts with our 24/7 available Kathmandu team in emergency situations.

What footwear do you recommend for the trek?

Sturdy trekking shoes or boots with ankle support and a Gore-Tex lining are vital. Break them in before the trek to ensure comfort. Should a blister develop, halt immediately and cover it with duct tape or moleskin.

What immunizations are recommended for the trip?

We generally suggest standard CDC-recommended vaccinations (See link). If you have pre-existing medical conditions, kindly inform us while making your deposit.

If I feel altitude sickness symptoms, what are the protocols?

Mild symptoms like headaches might be common and manageable while continuing the trek. However, if symptoms worsen, it’s crucial not to ascend further. We can arrange for you to descend to lower altitudes and wait for symptoms to subside before rejoining the group, though additional charges for extra trek days apply.

How cold does it get on the trek, and what clothing is necessary?

Temperatures vary—while Lukla can be warm from March to May and September to November, Everest Base Camp remains cold year-round, with freezing nighttime lows even during warmer months. Winter temperatures can plummet to -25C or below at night. Adequate warm clothing and a good sleeping bag are essential. Refer to our Everest Base Camp packing list for preparation (packing for Everest Base Camp).

What measures should I take for sun protection during the trek?

Surprisingly, skin faces greater sun damage in mountain settings than at the beach due to increased altitude and snow reflecting UV rays. Shield your skin with appropriate clothing and sunblock, preferably for mountain conditions. Consider getting prescription sunglasses fitted with your eyeglass prescription and wear a hat for added protection.

How do you address altitude-related issues during the Everest treks?

Our treks involve a gradual ascent, averaging around 300m or 1000ft in elevation gain per day—a rate recommended by high altitude specialists to minimize altitude problems. Our experienced guides recognize symptoms related to acute mountain sickness (AMS) and monitor your blood oxygen levels regularly using a pulse oximeter. (Learn more on our blog).mmodate two trekkers, with shared bathrooms featuring running cold water and Western-style toilets in the Everest region. (Further details – Tea House Trekking Blog).

If I rest for a day due to illness, can I continue the trek the following day?

We prioritize trekkers’ health and safety over pushing limits. If necessary, we can often place you in the next trekking group ascending the mountain after a day of rest. Additional charges for extra trek days may apply.

PRACTICAL MATTERS

Can I know more about my trekking group?

We respect privacy but can offer general details regarding group demographics such as nationalities, genders, and approximate age ranges upon request, ensuring your comfort in the trekking group.

Is tipping customary? How much should I bring?

Tipping isn’t obligatory but appreciated in Nepal and during our treks. A tip of around 10% of the trek cost split between the guide and porter is generally suggested. While our treks are all-inclusive, carrying a small amount (about $15 to $20 USD per day) covers extra expenses like water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, or donations.

What's your cancellation policy? Can I extend my trek?

Changing trek dates incurs no fees with advance notice. Check our terms of service for detailed policies or contact us for further information. Adding extra days is feasible for private treks, and for group treks, inquire in advance, and we’ll try to arrange a suitable solution.

Will I fly from Ramechhap or Kathmandu to reach Lukla?

Since April 2019, most Lukla flights have been redirected to Ramechhap due to Kathmandu Airport construction and congestion. Ramechhap, a smaller airport, is approximately a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. Please refer to our blog post for current updates (Ramechhap Flight Updates).

What if my flight from Lukla or Kathmandu gets delayed?

Although Kathmandu-Lukla flights are usually reliable, inclement weather may lead to cancellations for the entire day. Our 14-day package includes a buffer day for such delays, but we advise adding extra days after your trek. For Kathmandu delays, we’ll reschedule your flight for the next day or offer a chartered helicopter option (additional cost). For Lukla delays, you’re responsible for extra expenses (around $30) for accommodation and meals. Additional hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu are not covered during flight delays, but we’ll assist in making arrangements.

Any recommendations for extending my holiday after the trek?

After the trek, if you have additional days, seek assistance from our Kathmandu ground team for city day tours or consider a 3-day safari trip to Chitwan for an added adventure.

Are there extra charges for solo travelers? Can I get a refund if I end the trek early?

We don’t impose additional fees for solo travelers in our group treks. Unfortunately, we can’t offer refunds for unused trek days if you finish early due to personal or health reasons. Our expenses remain constant, and we’re committed to compensating our guides and porters for their dedicated time.

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star ratingTook great care of me from start to finish. Everyone so friendly, I never felt alone. Would join this company before any other.

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March 1, 2024

star ratingWalking Amongst Magnifecent Monster Mountains - I was guided on the Everest Base Camp trek by Jhalak. He is a highly experienced guide who pays attention to safety and shows patience, kindness and good humour. I... read more

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March 1, 2024

star ratingExperienced and friendly - Mr Jhalak is a very experienced guide who can spell all the names of the peaks. He knows almost more than half the people living along the EBC trekking. 😉

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February 23, 2024

star ratingThe best experience of Nepal - We have had the best time trekking with Jhalak! He is so kind, funny and knowledgeable. He was very considerate of our wellbeing and always checked in to see if... read more

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February 14, 2024

star ratingEverest Base Camp (EBC) - Amazing Trek, Amazing Guide - Jhalak ji was our guide on the EBC trek that we did in Sep, 2023. Jhalak ji is a great guide who is very experienced but still humble, helpful and... read more

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February 8, 2024

star ratingA safe EBC Trek with senior-citizen parents - Jhalak Ji was our guide for the EBC trek in Sep 2022. It was a family trek with my parents and fiance (now wife). My parents are both senior citizens... read more

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