everestbasecamptrekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking
Everest Base Camp Trekking
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Lukla Flight Notice

As per Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) decision, flights to and from Lukla airport will be operated from MANTHALI airport, Ramechhap. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has acquainted that there is rapid accession of traffic blockage at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is believed to be the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. Flight to Lukla is one of the most occupied flights during the trekking season in Nepal and to avoid the traffic congestion and minimize the workload of TIA, they’ve drawn a conclusion i.e. all the flights to and from Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap again.

The Chief of Tribhuwan International Airport, Raj Kumar Chhetri has informed that all the airlines have prepared for their morning flights to Lukla via Ramechhap. So, if you’ve already booked a trek to Everest region with us within the period above mentioned, make sure that you are prepared for a flight to Lukla via Ramechhap (Manthali airport) instead of Kathmandu. So, we would like to request all our admired guests who have confirmed trips in Everest region to have this information updated: We’ve to drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu at 2 am (approx.) to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla. The 137 km drive will take around 4-5 hours.

Another reliable and a bit expensive option is going for a helicopter upgrade and flying to Lukla straight from Kathmandu. The Kathmandu helipad area will not be affected and you can have Helicopter flight to Lukla from 6.30 am onwards. The upgrade could cost you a top up of USD 350-500 per person depending on the payload and availability of the flights.

  • Duration:15 Nights 16 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:1 - 12
  • Activity:Hiking and Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 5545m

About Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking is an all-time Himalayan Classic. This trek fulfills the dream of trekkers who want to experience the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain. Mount Everest, 8848m, is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights and an Everest Base Camp Trek is the perfect adventure.


One highlight of this trek is reaching Everest Base Camp. To reach this point you have already accomplished something great, and then you will look with awe at the mountaineers who are setting out on the Everest Expedition to the summit far above. Another highlight is the nearby peak of Kala Patthar, 5545m, from where you can see the summit of Mount Everest. Due to the structure of Everest, you cannot actually see the summit from Base Camp. Besides the unequalled view of the summit of Mount Everest, you will see Lhotse, 8516 m, Nuptse, 7855m, the south face of Pumori, 7161 m, as well as the cascading Khumbu Glacier below. You'll see these mighty peaks from many vantage points throughout this trek.


The classic Everest Base Camp trek begins from Lukla, only a 35 minute flight from Kathmandu. The trail winds along the Dudh Koshi River, Nepali for ‘Milk River’. Bright prayer flags are strung from high places all along the trail which climbs gradually upwards through beautiful rhododendron and magnolia forests. Besides the awesome natural scenery, we take time to acquaint ourselves with the local culture: Buddhist monasteries, trails lined with Mani stones and quaint Sherpa villages give us an insight into Himalayan life. As we climb higher the temperature drops; by the time we reach the pastures of Lobuche, you’ll be walking in an icy wilderness and on frozen rivers.


Our itinerary is carefully designed to allow rest days for acclimatization. This is the best way to avoid altitude complications as well as a chance to explore the local surroundings and enjoy the magnificent views. From the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar, and Dingbuche village, you can look up at the spectacular peak of Ama Dablam. The dramatic views of the giant peaks in the Khumbu region change every day as you trek along the Classic Everest Base Camp trail. When you complete the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will feel proud of what you have accomplished and marvel at all the incredible things you have witnessed!!


Ready to challenge yourself with an interesting climb of a 6000m peak? We organize exciting adventure climbs of Island Peak 6189m and Lobuche East Peak 6119m as an add on climb to any of the Everest region treks. We recommend our guests to do the Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp Trek or Khumbu Three High Passes Trek before attempting for either Island Peak or Lobuche East Peak.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking

  • follow in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary to the iconic Everest Base Camp
  • spectacular trek up the Khumbu Valley
  • visit the beautiful monastery at Tengboche
  • ascend Kala Pattar, 5554m, for magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse
  • explore and experience local Sherpa culture 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be staying before commencing the trip.

  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Private Tourist Vechile

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft

We head to the domestic airport for our early morning flight to Lukla. From the twin otter plane,we will enjoy some amazing views of several of the world’s highest mountains including Cho Oyu, 8153m, Lhotse, 8516m, Gauri Shankar, 7145m, Menlungtse, 7181m, and Mount Everest.

At Lukla, our support crew will be waiting to welcome us. After distributing our luggage among the strong Sherpa porters who will so cheerfully carry our burdens for the trip, we set out downhill into the Dudh Koshi (milk river) Valley. The trails in these parts reflect the large roll Tibetan Buddhism plays in the lives of the Sherpa people. There are many mani stones, which are large stones withTibetan prayers chiseled into them, all along the trails. You will soon become familiar with the customary way of passing chortens, mani stones, and prayer wheels in a clockwise direction. We reach Phakdingma a small village beside the Dudh Kosi River. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 2,610 m/8,562 ft
  • Domestic Flight

Today will be one of the hardest days of the trek. So, we take it slowly, giving our bodies a chance to acclimatize and our senses a chance to take in the sights and smells on this trail into the heart of the Khumbu. From Phakding, the trail follows the Dudh Kosi valley north for 2-3 hours to Monjo, the entrance to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. There is a good view of Thamserku, 6608m. We follow the river to the Hilary Bridge, a fantastic suspension bridge that spans the deep chasm over the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi. From here, it is a tough climb to Namche. The trail continues to climb through forests of pine. About half way up there, is a vantage point that provides our first view of Mt. Everest rising majestically from behind the great ridge of Nuptse-Lhotse. 
Namche is a beautiful village in itself with colourful houses and lodges and prayer flags, and the setting is majestic as it is spread on the steep sides of a horse-shoe shaped valley facing the beautiful Kongde Ri Peak. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,289 ft

If we are acclimatizing well, we will want to walk up a hill for spectacular viewpoint where we can see all the way up the Imja Khola Valley to where the glacial moraine begins below the towering Mt Everest, 8848m. Other spectacular peaks. We can see Taweche, 6542m, Thamserku, 6808m, Kantega, 6685 m, Ama Dablam, 6856m, Nuptse, 7896m and Lhotse, 8511m. Besides, the great bazaar with a wonderful variety of shops to visit, today gives us a chance to visit the Sherpa Cultural Centre which has an interesting collection of mountaineering items and photographs. There is also the option of a day walk to the pretty village of Khumjung where Sir Edmund Hillary built his “Schoolhouse in the Clouds” and the famed Khunde hospital. We can see the “scalp of a yeti” at the Khumjung monastery. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,289 ft

Today, we follow the Classic Everest Base Camp trail and enjoy one of the most scenic days of the trek. We start with a short, steep climb out of Namche up to a ridge which meanders above the Imja Khola. As we hike along, we get spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and also the beautiful Ama Dablam. We descend through rhododendron forest to Phunki Tenga near the Dudh Kosi where we will have our lunch. A suspension bridge takes us across the river and we start an ascent of about 1 hr through pine and rhododendron forest. We will likely spot some wildlife such as Himalayan Thar, Musked Deer and pheasants while passing through the forests. The trail becomes less steep after leaving the forest. We climb for another 1.5 hours through grassy meadow to reach the Tengbuchhe monastery on the crest of a long ridge which stretches to the summit of Kantega. Sir Edmund Hillary helped to re-build this famous monastery after it was destroyed by fire in 1989. From Tengbuche, the views of the Everest massif as well as all the other major peaks of the area will be totally astounding.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 3,864 m/12,677 ft

The trail descends through a beautiful forest then crosses the Imja Khola (river) and passes through the village of Pangboche. The route continues through summer pastures where the yak graze, to Dingboche, 4400m which is the second place to stop and acclimatize. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 4,400 m/14,435 ft

A second acclimatization day with optional hikes to Nagarjun Hill or Chukung village, with fine views of Ama Dablam, Makalu and other peaks, interspersed with lakes and glaciers. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 4,400 m/14,435 ft

We continue our trek through the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then turn right and take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier to Dugla. The trail goes through the boulders of the glacier's terminal moraine. At the top of this climb, there are many stone cairns, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt. Everest. We continue to climb to Lobuche, 4910 m from where you will see the awesome Mt. Pumori Peak, 7220m, very well. 

NOTE: Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. To prevent altitude sickness rest and plenty of water is necessary. You will crave some Chocolates or Snickers at this point. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6 hrs
  • 4,915 m/ 16,125 ft

Today, we trek on past Gorak Shep 5130m, to reach Everest Base Camp. After celebrating our efforts and photographing this achievement, we return to Gorak Shep. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 8 hrs
  • 5,130 m/16,830 ft

An early morning climb will take us to our destination peak, Kala Pattar, following the Khumbu Glacier. From Kala Pattar, we will see the sunrise and enjoy superb views of the surrounding mountains. We descend for lunch at Lobuche and continue down to Pheruche. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 7 hrs
  • 4,371 m/ 14,340 ft

Gradually, we trek down to Pheruche and again pass through the Pangboche village, the same trail we used on the way up. The trail leads down to a river. After crossing the river, we walk for an hour up through the forest and reach Tengbuche. After taking a good break there, we'll walk continuously to Namche. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,289 ft

Boosted by all our new red blood cells, we rush down the footpath toward Sagarmatha National Park gate, in Jorsale. Later, Lukla footpath leads us back to the first villages we visited two weeks ago: Gumila, Phakdingma, and Choplung. The high peaks disappear behind the hills. In Lukla, this last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with your sherpa guides and porters and a good chance to sample some chhyang, try Nepali and Sherpa dance and look back on the memorable trekking experiences. The staff will be hoping for some precious and well deserved tips. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 2,860 m/9,380 ft

You will take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 45 minute
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Domestic Flight

After breakfast, there will be free time for souvenir shopping and other independent activities.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vechile

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Four nights (bed and breakfast and tax included)  on Twin sharing 
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges Eleven nights (twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder). 
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis. 
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill's Tshirt 
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Excess baggage charge(s) (Domestic Flights).
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes 

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date16 Aug, 2020end date31 Aug, 2020Available$1300

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

If you have limited time and won’t be able to the 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking then we do have Everest Base Heli Trekking 12 Days or you can join our Rapid Everest Base Camp Trekking in just 12 days. 

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Everest Base Camp. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Everest Base Camp Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Everest Base Camp is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Best Season for the Everest Base Camp Trekking 

The best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek are from September to November and from March to May. These months are known for sunny and warm weather and outstanding views. The summer months from June to August are also beautiful, but the trek can be affected by the monsoon rains.

EBC is a Tea Houses/Lodge Trek

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package.   Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people.  In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to ‘god’, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn.  You will be made very welcome!  
 

Meals on the EBC Trekking 

Three meals a day are included during your Everest Base Camp Trek. The menu will be fairly simple, but freshly cooked and hygienic. You can enjoy typical Nepali, Tibetan and Sherpa food, as well as all types of international cuisine. Dinners and breakfasts will be provided in the teahouse/lodge where you spend the night. Lunches will be eaten in a teashop on the way to the destination of the day.
 

Drinking Water on Everest Base Camp Trekking 

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.
 

Fitness/Health on the EBC Trekking 

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize. 


Local Customs You Should Know About on Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking  

Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.

Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp Trekking 

Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to you go into this remote area.Travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability,medical treatment is recommended.The insurance must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.
 

Flight Delay/Cancellation

Domestic flights to mountain regions can be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. Be aware that you may have long waits in the airports. From our side, if a flight is cancelled we make sure you get on the next possible flight.

If flight cancellations at the start of your trek delay your trek to the point of disturbing your onward travel schedule, you will be free to choose an alternative trip; there are many excellent options in the Annapurna, Langtang and other regions. If you do not wish to take an alternative trek, and wait in Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla, your original trek may be shortened due to the days lost in waiting.  In such case, the client will be responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation.

If the client wishes to make an alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will assist in making the booking, but will not cover the cost of the alternative arrangement. The refunded money of the unused flight ticket would be credited to the concerned client, however.

There will be no refund for the days of the trek that are missed. You will not be entitled to any refund for services in the package (ie hotel, transport, flight) that you did not use due to the cancellation.

It is advisable to allow one or two extra days at the end of your trip to allow for flight delay/cancellation.

In an emergency, or upon request by our clients, a heli-rescue can be organized. The helicopter costs around USD 3500, and can lift 4-5 persons per flight.  

If flight cancellations at the end of your trek delay your return to Kathmandu, you will be responsible for all your expenses during the wait in Lukla.

FAQs

Where is Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp also popularly known as EBC is in Khumbu region of the Himalaya of Nepal. Standing at an altitude of 5300m, Everest Base Camp allows the trekkers to follow the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain. Mount Everest, 8848m is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights and a journey to Everest Base Camp is the perfect adventure.
 

Which one do you suggest; Annapurna or Everest Base Camp?

Both Everest and Annapurna Base Camp Treks are the most visited destinations in Nepal for hiking and trekking. Both of the treks are unique and beautiful in their own way, their location, culture, people, lifestyles and the mountains that they are surrounded with. The thing we can suggest and guarantee is you will be amazed by both of the treks.

Everest Base Camp Trekking takes trekker to the highest elevation to Kala Patthar (5545m) and the highest point of Annapurna Base Camp is 4130m. During your Everest Base Camp Trekking you will gain altitude quickly; however during Annapurna Base Camp Trekking the trekker will gain altitude gradually. Comparatively Annapurna Base Camp is more suitable for the beginners and Everest Base Camp for those who want to challenge themselves a bit higher.
 

When should I plan for EBC trekking?

Autumn (September - November) is supposed to be the ideal season to visit Everest Base Camp. Similarly, spring (March – May) is also a great period to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking where many climbers will be aiming to reach highest point on Earth. Holiday time around Christmas and New Year is also good time to visit Everest Base Camp. With cold temperature, clear skies and very few trekkers on the trail (Dec- Jan) are also nice months to visit Everest Base Camp. This Trek can be done in monsoon too but the views won’t be that clear because of heavy rainfall.
 

What is the cost of your Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Our standard 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking costs USD 1450 per person if you’re a group of 2 – 6 people. Depending upon various factors such as routes, trekking days, availability, trekkers, season etc. and other various factors cost for the trip can be negotiated. Contact us for further details.


How hard Everest Base Camp Trekking can be if I’m trekking in the Himalaya for the first time?

Everest Base Camp is very doable for every enthusiast trekker who dreams of seeing the world’s highest mountain even it is their first time in the Himalaya of Nepal. All you need to do is pay great attention to your physical fitness, training programs and proper acclimatization throughout the trek to achieve what you came for. Multi day hiking, running/ walking, strength and endurance training is a must.

Trip grade is challenging but one who has enough hiking/walking experiences previously can do this trek as the trail is 100% safe and there are no technical elements to the journey; just one foot in front of the other.
 

What permits do I need for Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Following permits are required to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee

All permit and documentation fees are included in our Everest trips.
 

Do I need Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp Trekking?

A big YES!! Annapurna Foothills strongly recommends you have Insurance Policy with coverage of emergency search and evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, medical treatment etc during your Nepal Trip. The insurance must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate evacuation process and medical response based on the situation.


Why Everest Base Camp Trekking with Annapurna Foothills?

Not just because we are a Nepal based local operator but our Sherpa Trekking Guides are experienced, competent, and professional and all of them have leaded groups in various parts of Himalaya of Nepal. We focus on safety, quality and value for money by providing good equipments and logistics required for your trip, things that many lower cost programs don’t facilitates with.
 

What is the policy on Leave No Trace?

We value and operate eco friendly trips and are highly committed to Leave No Trace. Our guides and staffs are well aware of their responsibility toward environment.
 

How much will I be spending on trail per day?

You won’t be spending much on trail as accommodation and 3 meals a day are included in your trip cost while booking with Annapurna Foothills. USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000 - 3000) per day will be enough since you have to personally pay for items such as beverages, drinks, charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi, hot showers, souvenirs etc.
 

What happens in case of emergency or if I need to leave the trek beforehand?

Well, it depends upon the kinds of emergency you’re going through. If you have to leave the trip due to ill health or severe injury, we will arrange an emergency air rescue immediately which will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain search and rescue.

If you are able to walk down, one of the assistant guides will guide you down to a lower elevation where you can wait for the rest of the team or fly out to Kathmandu ahead of the group.

Even if you leave the trip beforehand, we are committed to pay the porters and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired. So, refunds for the unused days for your trip will not be given. We can provide something complementary depending upon the cases.
 

Do you also offer tailor - made departures?

Yes we do offer tailor made or private departures for Everest Base Camp. If our listed departure dates are not fitting your travel plans then we can organize a private or tailor made departures for you and your loved ones.
 

Can I hire only Guide and a Porter from you?

Yes, you can hire Trekking and Climbing Guide and Porter services from us. We can offer customizable services of Guides, Porters, Domestic Flights and Documentation for your trek.
 

What type of food can I expect on Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Foods during trekking can be one of your major highlights of the journey. You can get all sorts of food, from local to western dishes and the teahouses in this region provides menu to its guests where you can find wide varieties of dishes which are served fresh, warm and tastes delicious. And you don’t need to worry if you are vegan or allergic to gluten as we have the choice on menu. Basically you will have dinner and breakfast at the lodge where you stay overnight and lunch will be served on the way at the tea house.
 

What sort of accommodation shall I expect on this trek?

Everest Base Camp Trekking is a Tea House/ Lodge Trekking. Most of the tea houses will have twin sharing room for trekkers. Annapurna Foothills chooses tea houses which has clean, comfortable and warm rooms for our guests. It is very important to have a nice and warm room at the end of a long trekking day.

In the peak tourist season, it might be difficult to find a better accommodation due to the influx of large number of trekkers. So, if you’re planning to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking in peak seasons, let us know in advance so that we can confirm your stay in a comfortable way in the Himalaya of Nepal.
 

How do you deal with drinking water on Everest Base Camp Trekking?

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring water purification tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. We do not suggest drinking tap water for our guests. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water at tea houses. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.
 

How big will be the group size?

We mainly focus on small and private groups. We take up to 12 trekkers in a group so that we can provide personal care and support to each of our members. If you have a group of more than 12 members, please contact us for amazing group discounts and customized services.
 

Is it safe to travel as a single women or girl?

Yes, it is totally safe to travel to Nepal and to do solo trekking as a single women or girl. We are more responsible in this aspect and we ensure all safety for solo women traveler. Upon request we can also arrange for a female trekking guide as well.


What about simple medication on the trek?

On the trek, our trekking guide will carry a first aid kit. We also recommend you carry your own personal medical kit. Almost all medications required for trekking are available in Kathmandu for a fraction of the price you will pay overseas. Just get your doctor to make out a list and get them here before you leave for the trek either in Kathmandu or back home.
 

Do I really need a guide for EBC trek?

Well, it depends on your experiences, budget and time available. Some people go to Everest Base Camp without a licensed trekking guide and carry everything themselves as well. There are usually a lot of trekkers on Everest Base Camp Trekking trail so you would probably not be alone but easily could be as in harsh weather or in a medical emergency, you will be on your own. So consider your skill level carefully. We strongly suggest our guests to do the trek with professionals trekking guide and we believe our guides are highly experienced and for sure professionals making your safety their foremost priority.
 

Are there any ATMs en routes to Everest Base Camp? Can I use my credit cards there?

Although there are few ATMs available in places like Lukla and Namche Bazaar, ATMs might run out of cash or machines might not work promptly. Thus, we highly recommend getting your cash Nepalese Rupees from ATM machine or Money Exchange in Kathmandu before starting your trek.

In bigger villages like Lukla, Namche, Dingboche, Lobuche some tea houses will accept credit card payment. But not sure the payment will always be successful. We still suggest getting Nepalese Rupees from Kathmandu.
 

Is there Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery charger available during EBC trek?

Most of the tea Houses will have internet facility, hot shower, battery charger with a small amount of money. You can purchase internet recharge card to use internet at the tea house.
 

Do I need to join a group or can I do the trek solo?

There is no requirement to join a group or departure dates. We always try to be flexible with our trips for our guest’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trip details as long as the proposed itinerary or suggestions does not harm your own chances of acclimatization.

Private or Solo Trips is possible but a bit more expensive compared to joining a fixed date. We highly recommend hiring a reputable guide service for a safe and secure trekking experience. With Annapurna Foothills, there is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a private solo trip or join a departure date. We assign local professional guides, porter etc whom you could trust with your life as they are highly experienced and give first priority to your safety.
 

How long do I have to walk on an average per day on trek?

On average, a typical trekking day would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 8-9 hours and 3-4 hours is the shortest day. It also depends on your walking pace. We usually start early so that you could reach the destination on time making sure that you’ve got enough time to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Khumbu region.
 

Can I along with my little children do the Everest Base Camp Trekking? Is there any age limit?

For sure, you can. As there’s a saying which quotes that, age is just a number and if you’re physically and mentally strong, well prepared, then there’s no age limit to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking. If you are trekking with your family members or need any special attention and requirements for the trip, we highly recommend you for scheduling a private trek with few extra days and make necessary arrangements for your convenience. The only requirement is to have good hiking/walking experiences previously.
 

How do I communicate with my family back in hometown when I’m on trek?

At most villages along the Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail, the tea houses will have internet facility. Most of the lodges will offer internet service. You need to purchase Internet Data Pack like recharge card EVERST LINK. You can also purchase Nepalese SIM cards (NCEL or NTC) but their coverage will be limited as we trek higher. And our climbing guide will also carry a satellite phone for emergencies with minimum cost.
 

What is the total walking distance of this trek approximately?

The total distance of the Classic Everest Base Camp Trekking for 16 Days is about 156 KM (97 miles) approximately including the short hiking’s which will be done in acclimatization days when you’re in Namche and in Dingbuche.
 

How long does it take?

Well, depending upon your interest and travel period, we can customize your trip to Everest Base Camp accordingly. Normally, the standard route will take 16 Days in total to complete the trek.
 

Is it true that the direct flights to Lukla have been re routed to Manthalli?

It is true that all the direct Kathmandu - Lukla flight operation has been re-routed to Manthali Airport. Is it done to avoid ATC (Air Traffic Congestion) which usually occurs during peak trekking seasons As per the Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) decision, flights to and from Lukla airport will be operated from MANTHALI airport, Ramechhap. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has acquainted that there is rapid accession of traffic blockage at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is believed to be the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. Flight to Lukla is one of the most occupied flights during the trekking season in Nepal and to avoid the traffic congestion and minimize the workload of TIA, they’ve drawn a conclusion i.e. all the flights to and from Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap again.
 

In case of bad weather and our Lukla flights get cancelled or delayed, what are the possible alternatives that we will have?

If our domestic flights to or from Lukla get cancelled because of bad weather, we’ll have two major options;

  • Reschedule your flight next day. Additional expenses like accommodation, food etc. need to be paid by guests.
  • Other option will be a Helicopter flight which will be expensive compared to regular flights. Cost will depend upon availability, number of members and baggage weight.


Where am I supposed to leave the unwanted stuffs in Kathmandu when I’m on trek?

You can store the unwanted stuffs in the locker room at the hotel where you’ll be staying in Kathmandu. They’ll provide you a baggage tag which you’ve to keep it with you safely or you can hand over it to our guide. And after your return from trek to hotel, you can collect those stuffs by giving them the same baggage tag that they’d gave you previously.


Can I bring my medication with me?

Yes you can. But be sure to bring the prescription and its original container so that you don’t have to face any sort of hassle from custom inspection. We also suggest bringing personal first aid kit.
 

What is the luggage limit for porters?

Annapurna Foothills will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 25 kg of luggage (maximum 12 kg for each trekker). Porter are those staffs who not carry only your luggage but also lift your spirit to reach new heights and your affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.
 

What is your cancellation policy?

Regarding cancellation, if a guest voluntarily or involuntarily terminates/cancels the trip once the trip has started, no refund will be given for missed or unused services of the trip regardless of the reason i.e. sickness, or any other unfortunate events.

In case if any guests wish to cancel their trip prior to their departure for any reasons then a written application should be sent by the guests to us, two weeks prior to the trip starting date. If the cancellation is made beyond the time limit then USD 200 per person will be charged. As per our company policy, deposit amount is non- refundable and can be utilized with the timeframe of one year from the trip confirmation date.
 

Count me in for the trip. How do I book?

We’ll be happy to welcome you soon in Nepal and provide you our expert team to do the magnanimous Everest Base Camp Trekking in Himalaya of Nepal. Please get in touch with us asap. 

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