Everest Base Camp Trek
US $1570

(TripID #NV-00 1)

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the trails used by Tenzing Sherpa, Edmund Hilary and many mountaineers who set out to conquer the tallest peak of the world before and after they conquered Everest. Thus trek to the Everest Base Camp has plenty of legends, myths, stories, sheer excitement and a sense of satisfaction. This, for many like you around the world, is a journey of a lifetime and will never cease to vanish from your memory. Thus it is no surprise that Everest Base Camp Trek is among the most searched trekking destination among trekkers worldwide.

The trails of Everest Base Camp trek run through the Khumbu region. A scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla starts the trek. The Lukla airport is known to the world for its approach and is sure to raise your pulse. Starting from Namche, the trails will guide you through stunning Himalayan landscapes, traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, prayer flags and chortens. You will eventually find yourself among soaring peaks. Turn your head around and the stunning views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and above all Mt. Everest, will be greeting you.

The months between March to May (spring) and September to December (autumn) are the best months to trek to the Everest Base Camp. The recent earthquakes have initially had some impact in the Everest region. However, things are back to normal now and the affected infrastructures have all been reconstructed. The Everest Base Camp situated at an altitude of 5,364m (17,598ft). We have tailored The Everest Base Camp Trek itineraries in such a way that you can experience the ultimate trekking adventure of the Himalayas. We make sure that you have proper acclimatization time. The trek will give you adrenaline rush; the whole experience can be tough but will me immensely rewarding.

Mani Rimdu Festival 2016

Mani Rimdu is a traditional festival celebrated in Solukhumbu, especially at the monasteries in Tengboche, Chiwang and Tame. This sacred festival is celebrated for nineteen days; the most special and elaborate of them all are the last three days. Those three days are marked by public festivals.

Lamas and monks wear colorful costumes complete with elaborate masks and perform ritual dances to stage the triumph of Buddhism over Bon. Some of the dances are even humorous. Thousands of locals and tourists are present to witness this longstanding Mani Rimdu festival that takes place in the lap of the Himalayas.

The dates for mani rimdu festival for year of 2016 still is not announce, which is fixed after carefully studying the Tibetan lunar calendar. Below given dates are tentative dates.Those of you who intend to do trek the Everest region during this time will get the opportunity to be a part of Mani Rimdu Festival 2016.

Sample day on "Everest Base Camp Trek"

Everest Base Camp trekking is managed by a team of professionally trained leaders and guides responsible for all aspects of the running of the trek. Our special departure trek is well versed in the culture and natural history of the Himalayas. Your days start with a cup of hot tea served to you in your room. One of our trekking staff will make sure that you have a bowl of warm water for you so that you can wash yourself. After you pack your baggage, you will be served your breakfast after which we are ready to roll for the day.

The early mornings' hikes will be accompanied by the freshness of the cool air and the beauty of the mountains painted by the morning sun. Your day's trek involves navigating numerous picturesque forests, hills, mountains and the local villages for the next three hours. Around mid-day we find a pleasant spot for lunch and we will take an hour time for our lunch. During our lunch, we can take our boots off and expose our feet to fresh air. After lunch you'll walk for some three or four more hours before calling it a day. You can take your time to change, freshen up after which we can set off to explore the area. Every day, you have plenty of time for photographs.

You can spend the evenings as per your wish, be it reading books in peace or chatting with fellow trekkers or trekking staff. Normally our trekking crew takes packs of cards with them and if you join them for a game of cards you will get a chance to learn a few Nepalese card games. The porters and Sherpas have fun singing and dancing and you can always join them. You will have a lot of fun before you finally decide to pass out and recharge yourself for the next day!

Outline Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02
Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk
Day 03
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 04
Acclimatization day at Namche
Day 05
Trek to Tyangboche(3,867m/12684ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 06
Trek to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07
Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 08
Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 09
Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 10
Early hike to Kala Pathar (5550m/18,204ft) & Trek back to Pheriche 6-7 hrs walk
Day 11
Trek to Kyanjuma(3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 12
Trek to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 13
Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 14
Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 15
Departure from Kathmandu

Note: Because of bad weather we could face problem of domestic flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more. Very rarely, but it could happen even in best trekking season also as you know how climate changes effecting our world. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplement night/s in Kathmandu after your trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting, wildlife activities, shopping, as you wish in those additional day. However, if you want heli rescue in the state of flight cancellation to/from Lukla-we can organize it as per your request.

Detail Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 01

Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport our representative welcomes you and transfers you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Later in the evening, we will take you to welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Kathmandu offering typical Nepalese cuisine during which we will also brief you about the trip. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02

Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk

Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla has a tine airstrip and the scenic flight duration is just above 40 minutes. Upon landing, while the guides and porters will divide the baggage and you can have a good look around and take picture. Depending upon when we land at Lukla, we might even have our lunch there. From Lukla, we walk to Phakding village. The walk is fairly easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding. We can spend our evening strolling around the village.

Day 03

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Our day's hike will start after we have our breakfast. We start by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River; we will have to cross this river twice today. We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. Monjo is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the National Park, we descend down to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village. We walk further from there heading off to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous trade hub in the lap of the Himalayas which is also the capital of Khumbu region. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

After already having ascended an altitude of 3,440 m (11,253ft), we will use today for acclimatization. It is very important that our body is prepared for further ascending. You have the day at your disposal and can choose to do what you wish with it. You can walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the view it offers. You can also choose to just walk around Namche Bazaar and observe the local proceedings and lifestyle. If it is Saturday today, there will be local traditional Saturday Market and it will be a wonderful experience visiting the marketplace. There is a Sherpa Museum in Namche which would be the place to visit if you are into Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. 

Day 05

Namche to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Today after breakfast we start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak is a constant throughout the day. Today's trail ascends through the forested on its way to Tyangboche. The first thing that could draw your attention after reaching Tyangboche could be its big monastery. Tyangboche has large campsite, tea houses and lodges overseeing Mt. Ama Dablam. We will spend the night at a hotel in Tyangboche.

Day 06

Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft), 5-6 hrs walk

The day consists of a lot of descending until we arrive at Deboche. The trails ascend from there through rhododendron forest.  We then cross a valley and through the plains to reach Dingboche. It is a relatively easy day in terms of walking. 

Day 07

Acclimatization day at Dingboche

It is acclimatization day again. We require acclimatizing to ascend further altitude. You can take complete rest all day. If you so wish and are physically in excellent condition, you can also take some couple of hours time to hike up to Chhukung (4,730m). Chhukung is a small hill station overlooking many mountains and glaciers. The main target of the day would be to prepare you physically for the rest of the trek.

Day 08

Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft), 5-6 hrs walk

There is a lot of vertical gain today even though the trail length does not clock more than 4.5 miles in itself. We walk through the alpine meadows and yak pastures to cross the Khumbu Glacier. The end of the moraine of the glacier has a specifically steep and presents a challenge. We then continue along the rugged route to reach Lobuche where we will stay for the night. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.

Day 09

Trek to Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,320m/17,450ft) 5-6 hrs walk

For those of you who are doing the Everest Base Camp Trek for the first time, the day starts with a mixture and anxiety. Today you will be hiking up to the Everest Base Camp. The day will be the most challenging day of the trek and at the same time the most fulfilling as well. The base camp is situated at an altitude of above 5,000m (16,000ft).

We start off by hiking to Gorak Shep first. It is a small village sitting atop a small frozen lake buried under sand. We will have our lunch thee and hike further following the trails of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way you will catch the glimpse of an intimidating black rock the world knows by the name of Mt. Everest. The way will lead us to the Everest Base Camp. Have you ever heard or read that Mt. Everest cannot be seen from the Everest Base Camp? You will find the answer yourself. We will spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas and return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.

Day 10

Early hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,204ft) & trek back to Pheriche 6-7 hrs walk

Our first destination for the day will be Kala Patthar. We will start especially early and your guide will arrange everything for the early departure. The reason behind leaving early is to reach Kala Patthar before sunrise. Kala Patthar provides the most wonderful sight of sunrise over Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks such as Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. You would not want to miss that. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep. We will take our time enjoying what Kala Patthar has to offer before heading down to Gorak Shep and then to Pheriche to stay overnight there.

Day 11

Pheriche to Kyanjuma (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6 hrs walk

From now onwards, it's all about descending. So our pace will be faster than earlier and the walks will be easier. Heading down now, the going is easier and the pace much faster than so far has been. The beauty of the Himalayan terrain will never leave us along the way. We will spend the night in Kyanjuma.

Day 12

Kyanjuma to Khumjung to Monju (2,850m/9,348ft), 6-7 hrs walk

The highlight of the day would be our visit to the Hillary School, established by Sir Edmund Hillary. We will also visit a hospital run by charity. We will walk the downhill trails to reach Monju and stay overnight there.

Day 13

Monju to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 4-5 hrs walk

You can walk at your own pace today as we head back to Lukla from where we started our adventure. There will be mixed feeling today. You will feel delighted that you have successfully completed the trek and experience the thrills and beauty of it. At the same time you will also be disappointed that you have to leave the beauty and the adventure behind. But, there is always next time and there is always next adventure waiting for you. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. We will spend the night at a hotel in Lukla.

Day 14

Fly back to Kathmandu.

We take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel where you can relax at your will. Later the evening, we will treat- exquisite Nepalese cuisine at one of the finest restaurants. It will also be a great opportunity to hear from you about your experiences and get constructive criticisms and suggestions that will help us make improve ourselves.

Day 15

Departure from Kathmandu

Some of you might also have few more days and some other activities planned in Nepal. For the rest of your who are returning today, depending upon what time your return flight is, you can do some last minute shopping if you like to. We will transfer you to the airport hoping it won't be long before we see each other again!

We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!



Price

US $1570 per person
US $ 300 Single Room Supplement

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included:

Airport Pick Up & Drop Services:
  • Pick Up  : Welcomes you with garland of flower in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to your hotel by our representative.
  • Domestic Drop/Pick Up : Kathmandu Domestic Airport drop & pick up as flight indicated in itinerary.
  • Drop to Airport: By means of appropriate private vehicle, with our airport representative, last minute transfer to airport after trip for onward journey.
Trip Briefing & Information:
  • We provide you Eco-friendly Trekking file consisting broad trip information and introduce with your trekking guide at the time of remaining payment of the trip price after your arrival.
Sight Seeing:
  • Sightseeing trip is not included
Accommodations & Meals:
(All twin sharing basis) 
(Single room also served with extra charge) :
  • Kathmandu: Four Star deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per itinerary
  • Trekking: Comfortable, neat and clean accommodation on teahouse/Mt. lodge during trekking
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Full board of meals are included while on trek and only breakfast are included in Kathmandu
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek are provided
  • Hot Drinks: High altitude friendly different soups hot lemon or tea is served as cup basis in food time
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner: We will take you to one finest restaurants of Nepal (Alcoholic beverages are excluded )
Flight / Transportation:
  • Airfare for Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu flight as per itinerary
Trekking Permit :
  • All necessary Trekking permit & TIMS card
National Park Fare:
  • Necessary national park entry fees for trekking
First Aid:
  • Medical kit box during the trip
Trekking Crews :
  • Guide: Government Registered, well trained English Speaking mountain experience, First Aid and eco trained local guide escorts during your trekking
  • Assistant Guides: We provide assistant guide walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • Porters: We provide two of you a porter to support you to carry trekking stuffs. (Luggage per porter carries 25kg)
Porter Equipment :
  • Trekking boots and Jacket in trekking
Insurance:
  • Guide / Porters: Company provide insurance for our guide and porters as per state law
Trekking Equipment :
  • Nepal Vision Duffel Bag and a t-shirt
  • Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bags (which needs to be returned after the trek)
  • Altitude Chamber: Portable Altitude Chamber on request
Certificate:
  • Nepal Vision adventure certificate
Others:
  • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary

Cost Excluded:

Visa:
  • Nepal:You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.

- Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

-Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

-Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Airfare:
  • International Airfares
Meals:
  • Lunch & Dinner in KTM:Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu is excluded (Except welcome & fare well dinner)
Drinks:
  • All cold drinks and any beverages are not included on trip price
  • Drinking Water:Drinking water is not included in the trip price
Insurance:
  • You have to make your travel & rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel
Optional Excursion:
  • Provide such service with extra charge on your request
  • Optional Excursions: Our optional excursions are culture trips, ethno trips, and festival trips, monastery meditation with Lama & monks, nature medicine trips, bird watching, sports, farming trips and other incentive trips as per the clients interest
Trekking Equipment:
  • You have to arrange your personal trekking equipment such as trekking poles, water bottle etc by yourself (see our equipment list)
Tipping:
  • Tips for driver, guides and porters are not included in the cost
Others:
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Hot Shower in during the trekking period is not included
  • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

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We provide a series of fixed departure trek, tour and expeditions in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India. If you are single and wishing to be with a group, you can join our fixed departure schedule. If the schedule dates are not convenient for you, contact us & let us know; we are more than happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals or group doesn’t want to join with our other group, we can operate as per your wish and requirement. We are ground operator of these Himalayan destination and able to arrange your trip as per your interested date and choice.

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Useful information before joining this trip

Our Effort
Our trek is managed by a team of professionally trained leader/guide who are responsible for all aspects of operation of the trek. We will make every effort to keep the treks as the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and health conditions of the member of the trekking team can be a factor compelling us to change the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs accordingly, but please be prepared to be flexible when if it is necessary.

Please note that the flights to and from Lukla are heavily dependent on weather conditions and, delays can occur. So we always recommend you to have one/two additional nights in Kathmandu after your Everest base camp trek which would ensure you that there is no impact on your international flight even if your trip delays due to the flight problem. If everything runs smoothly as per the plan, you can use these days for city tours, Bunjee jumping or River rafting as per your interest.

Trekking Group
Nepal has abundance of offers to establish it as a round the year travel destination. Based on this fact, many international tourists are indeed incorporating Nepal in their wishful travel itinerary. For this Everest Base Camp trek, in our trekking group there will be one trek leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers but we provide one assistant guide as per group size. Generally in our group the minimum number of tourist will be two and the maximum group size is ten. For single traveler, we organize the trip with single supplement. We saying 10 people are our maximum pax for the trek doesn't mean we are not operating more than 11 persons, we do it on request. However it is good to keep the limit group size which means we can provide a best services and personal take care to our valuable clients during their trip with us.

Physical and Mental Requirements
Trekkers who are making their plan to travel in the Himalaya, most require three basic components of preparation - aerobic, strength, and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will trekking in thin air, up to 50% less than at sea level. With good aerobic conditioning you will be able to minimizing the potential effects of Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). Hiking for at least two hours per day with some weight on your back is the best way to prepare yourself for trekking. Running, cycling (outdoor or stationary), Nordic track, hill climbing, or any exercise that gets your heart rate into the aerobic range for sustained periods of time.

Every day you will walk in the Himalaya around 4 to 7 hrs and reaches at highest place to 5550m/18204 feet. So, health is a most essential part for your adventure travel. Nepal Vision treks most require your medical fitness certificate prior to your booking. Before the trip booking with us we suggest to consult with your Medical Doctor and in his/her references go for your trip booking process.

Trekking in the Himalayas is a relatively safe activity and mishaps or problems are usually minor. However, unpleasant things can occur on a long trek. You might have a bout of mild illness, not sleep as well as usual, find the trek pace too fast or slow - any number of things might be annoying or stressful during some part of your trek. Before you leave for Nepal, or for any foreign destination for that matter, think about the journey as more than just a quest to reach a destination. Try to imagine your trip as an opportunity to experience whatever happens as an essential part of the journey. It doesn't matter so much whether you actually reach Everest Base Camp. You should be prepared to find joy and fulfillment in all the moments of your trip, including the less pleasant ones that you hadn't expected. Preparing to keep a very positive frame of mind throughout your trip, along with good physical conditioning, will insure that you are ready to experience all the wonders of Nepal.

Our Trek Leaders and Staffs
Your Trek Leader's role is to ensure all aspects of the trip run smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, advice on how to fill your free time and co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour - although occasionally he may need your understanding if things do not go according to plan. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right.

We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking. Nepal Vision trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.

  • Trekking Guide Training & licensed- Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • English Language KEEP
  • Conservation & Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our Experience
Nepal Vision has been operating in the Himalaya for over 15 years and specializes in responsible travel. We offer small group adventure expeditions to Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and the Indian Himalaya. Our unrivalled itineraries reflect our long experience in the region. All our treks are accompanied by a highly experienced local leader ensuring safe acclimatization at every stage. You can hike, mountaineer and climb your way through the homeland of the adventure holiday.

Nepal Vision is one of the world's leading adventure travel company offering hundred of itineraries on this continent for small group active adventures and expeditions, walking tours and cultural journeys. The company has been operating trekking and adventure travel holidays and vacations since 1992. Each itinerary has several scheduled departure dates throughout the whole year.

Our all-inclusive, no hidden extras pricing policy combined with longer, creative itineraries and the use of quality ground services attracts people who have high expectations of their travel experiences.

Acclimatization
We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

Diamox (Acetazolamide)
Diamox (Acetazolamide) allows you to breathe faster so that you metabolize more oxygen, thereby minimizing the symptoms caused by poor oxygenation. This is especially helpful at night when respiratory drive is decreased. Since it takes a while for Diamox to have an effect, it is advisable to start taking it 24 hours before you go to altitude and continue for at least five days at higher altitude. The recommendation of the Himalayan Rescue Association Medical Clinic is 125 mg. twice a day (morning and night). (The standard dose was 250 mg., but their research showed no difference for most people with the lower dose, although some individuals may need 250 mg.) Possible side effects include tingling of the lips and finger tips, blurring of vision, and alteration of taste. These side effects may be reduced with the 125 mg. dose. Side effects subside when the drug is stopped. Contact your physician for a prescription. Since Diamox is a sulfonamide drug, people who are allergic to sulfa drugs should not take Diamox. Diamox has also been known to cause severe allergic reactions to people with no previous history of Diamox or sulfa allergies. Frank Hubbell of SOLO recommends a trial course of the drug before going to a remote location where a severe allergic reaction could prove difficult to treat.

Travel Insurance

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in the hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing.

If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. Nepal Vision Treks have an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degree C to -15 degree C.

Passport and Visa Requirements

All foreigners require a visa for entry into Nepal (except Indian nationals). It is your responsibility to obtain the entry visa.Visas can be obtained from the Nepalese embassy prior to travel or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and various international border crossings between Nepal and its neighbors.Make the visa process easier a passport-sized photograph for immigration and having the correct USD cash is required-please bring this in your hand luggage. In addition, trip in Nepal requires photos for the various permits. Please bring a total of 3 photographs.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency.
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency.
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency.

You will require visa fee in cash (this is payable in any major currency but NOT travellers cheques) and passport photos to purchase a Nepal visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport or at the Nepal entry point.

If you plan to obtain your visa in your country, you can download the application form from the website at:www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Please note: Visa regulations and costs do change frequently so it is advisable to check the current rules with your nearest Nepalese embassy or consulate.

Permits and fees
In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. Incase of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.

Health and Fitness for trekker
We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.

Meals and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charge US$200.

While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses which are basic structures, generally with shared facilities but very comfortable. In some guesthouses, showers are available; where there are no showers; there are private facilities in which you can sponge bath.

Ethical and Environmental considerations
The Nepal Vision Treks is committed to adopting a responsible attitude to the areas we visit. We are guests of the communities visited and with some thought and care we can ensure that everyone benefits from the experience. We have developed a Responsible Tourism policy which aims to ensure that The Nepal Vision treks and its clients act in a way that is socially, environmentally and culturally sound.

  • On this trip: Our policy of staying in locally owned accommodation, having local group members and using transport owned and operated by local people wherever possible is continued in Nepal. Our small groups (maximum of 10 people) have a minimal impact on the Himalayas' fragile environment as we explore predominantly on foot. All trek guides are responsible for ensuring that the guests understand the nature of the environment that they are in and minimize the impact that they may have. Our porters in Nepal are equipped with suitable clothing and footwear for the type of trek they are about to work on, and this is recorded at the start of the trek.
  • Our Travel Code: Clients who travel with us will automatically receive a copy of our Travel leaflet. This contains details and advice on how you can make a positive difference when you travel. If you would like a copy in advance of travel please contact us.
  • Charity: We work in partnership with rural village communities. We work with some of the world's poorest communities where three out of four children die before the age of five. We also support local people to develop a balance between their needs and the wildlife with which they share the natural habitat and ecosystems.

How to Book
To join a Trekking adventure, please contact us and advise which adventure you'd like to book.

We'll send you the relevant booking form (along with our terms & conditions) which you'll need to complete and return to us.

A completed booking form and non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.

Please don't hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our booking process.

We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with us!

Clothing and Equipment

Correct Clothing & Equipment’s are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel with us.

FOOTWEAR
RUNNING SHOES: 1 pair for casual Comfortable support shoes wears on lighter walking days.
LIGHT HIKING BOOTS: 1 pair of sturdy hiking boots in which you should wear a light synthetic sock under a warm heavy sock comfortably, either wool or synthetic. Sole should be flexible but still provide enough support for your feet. Boots should be very water repellent.
HIKING GAITERS (Optional): 1 pair keeps rocks out of shoes and boots dry in case of precipitation. Optional if trekking pants are worn.
WOOL SOCKS: 3 pair heavyweight wool socks to be worn over the liner socks. When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots. Remember to keep one fresh, dry pair of socks available at all times. Socks with padded shins are especially nice with boots.
LINER SOCKS: 3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

CLOTHING
LIGHTWEIGHT LONG UNDERWEAR: 2 pair, tops & bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No Cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder). Zip-T-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One set of white for intense sunny days and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility.
LIGHT TREKKING PANTS: Lightweight nylon pants designed to be used while trekking. They are extremely air permeable, dry quickly and provide sun protection. Zip-off lower leg sections are convenient for switching to shorts.
T-SHIRTS: Lightweight crew style t-shirt that wicks away moisture. Shirt can be made of any synthetic material.
BANDANA: Bring bandanas for facemasks and other tasks.
SYNTHETIC/SOFT SHELL JACKET: A full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pullover.
INSULATED DOWN-JACKET: Medium to heavy weight with hood.
HARD SHELL JACKET WITH HOOD: We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain.
HARD SHALL PANTS: Waterproof, breathable. Any side zipper length is fine as long as you can get them over your boots.

HANDWEAR
FLEECE/SOFT SHELL GLOVES: 1 pair. A heavier fleece will do a better job of keeping hands warmer when wet than lighter polypropylene or Capilene.
SHELL GLOVES WITH INSULATION: 1 pair. Insulation does not need to be removable. A good quality ski glove is sufficient.

HEADWEAR
HEADLAMP & SPARE BATTRIES: A good quality climber’s headlamp. For use at night, bring extra batteries!
SUN HAT: The sun can be intense at high altitude. A hat with a good visor provides protection for the nose and eyes. Baseball hats work well. A Buff is recommended to reduce the amount of dust inhaled while trekking and reduces the chance of infection.
NECK GAITER OR BUFF: Buff is preferred for covering the face and preventing sickness.
GLACIER GLASSES: 100% UV, IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use, must have side covers, leashes, and a nose guard is particularly helpful. No more than 8% light transmission. If you wear contact lenses we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses it is a good idea to have these with photo-gray or equivalent light-sensitive material so they can double as emergency sunglasses. If you wear glasses we recommend prescription glacier glasses (gray or amber). Talk to your eye care professional to find out where prescription glacier glasses are available. Regular sunglasses are not dark enough and do not provide any side protection from the sun.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
SLEEPING BAG: High quality with hood to at least - 10 Degree, Down is lighter and less bulky, but more expensive than synthetics. (Company provide you sleeping bag for this trek)
BACKPACK: A daypack big enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing. 3,000cu.in. Max
ADJUSTABLE 3 SECTION TREKKING POLES: Optional
WATER TREATMENT TABLETS: Iodine or Chloride Dioxide tablets. A small bottle or multi pack is sufficient. Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste. Chloride Dioxide formulas will not discolor water
WATER BOTTLES: 2 Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 Litre capacity per bottle. No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill.
PEE BOTTLE (Optional): but very useful.
PEE FUNNEL FOR WOMEN (Optional): Lightweight urinary director. (For minimal undressing for discreet use)
SUNSCREEN: SPF 30 or better, 2 small tubes. Make sure that the sunscreen is not older than 6 months. Sunscreen older than six months loses half of its SPF rating.
HAND/FOOT WARMERS (Optional): Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

Earplugs and Eye masks for sound sleep

LIP SCREEN: SPF 30 or better, at least 2 stick. Not older than 6 months.
MP3 PLAYER (Optional): Flash memory only players since hard drive players do not work at high altitude (above 13,000ft). Chargers can be used at several lodges along the way.

TRAVELING
LARGE DUFFLE BAG WITH TRAVEL LOCKS: 1 for transporting and storing gear. These bags are needed to transport your clothing.
PLASTIC BAGS (5): For lining stuff sacks & pack to keep gear dry. Trash compactor bags work best.
TRAVEL CLOTHES: You will need street/casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.
TOILETRY BAG: Include toilet paper, soap, towel, and toothbrush, Wet wipes 1-2 per day and hand sanitizer: Hand moisturizer.

FIRST AID
PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT (small and simple): Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids.
DRUGS/MEDICATIONS/PRESCRIPTIONS: Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.

This above list is only a guideline for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please give us a call (977 1 4423297). Or you can email at: info@nepalvisiontreks.com 

 

Trekking in Himalaya means uphill and downhill walking in remote part. So your health and physical fitness plays the vital role for completing this trek. If your level of fitness is good and your health is excellent, you can join this trek even you never done trekking in the high Himalayan region.
Credit cards are not accepted in during your trekking period so you have to use only Nepalese Rupees cash. In Kathmandu and other major cities modern banking facilities are available.
  • Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa.
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
  • Return flight tickets
  • Insurance coverage policy
  • Cash and Traveler’s Checks, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.
  • Bring a pen and a diary
The teahouse accepts Nepalese currency so you must have enough Nepalese currency with you.
You can get money exchange at your hotel or we will recommend you the better place where you get good exchanging rates. So once you are here in Kathmandu consult with your dealing manager for money exchange.
Nepal Immigration accepts US dollars only for visa. Please bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs
In the tea house trekking arrangement, they will provide private rooms. And most of the places, the bathrooms are shared and running water facility.
Most of the tea houses we get electricity facility in during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices.
No there is not any extra fees charges during the trek.
If you need to purchase some gear or supplies you can get it in Thamel area in Kathmandu. In Thamel you can get different international brand as well as local brand.
Our airport representative will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport holding your name so find your name at the arrival gate of the airport.
Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although; at night it is generally more cool and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! Average Temperatures in Nepal (in Degree Celsius)

Height Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Katmandu 16/28 14/26  7/22 1/20 1/18 4/20 7/25 12/28 16/30
1000 m 20/28 16/25 11/22 6/20 5/19 8/20 11/25 15/29 17/30
2000 m 13/22 10/21 4/17 1/14 0/13 1/14 4/18 8/22 12/23
3000 m 11/19 6/18 1/15 -2/13 -3/12  -1/13 2/16 5/19 8/20
4000 m 1/13 -3/12 -8/8 -10/6 -12/4 -10/5 -6/9  -3/12 -1/13
5000 m -1/10 -6/8 -11/6 -13/4 -18/3 -14/5 -8/7 -4/11 -2/12
In Tea House trek you will served a variety of local foods including such items as Tibetan fried bread, soups, momo’s (steamed dumplings), daal- bhat (lentils and rice), tarkari (steamed, fried, or curried vegetables), potatoes (prepared in dozens of ways), pastas and even a version of pizza. Meats are rarely eaten although you may have canned tuna or sardines and the occasional yak stew. Breakfasts typically consist of eggs (prepared in many ways), hot porridge, muesli, toast, peanut butter and honey.
A backpack (also called rucksack, knapsack, packsack, and pack) is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders.
It is difficult to wash your clothes in during your trekking period.
Bring Diamox (altitude sickness medicine) and your personal medication with you.
A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trekking we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if you inform us prior enough time to manage extra day/s trekking.
The weight limit for the trek is 15kgs/33 pounds (LBS) per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended.

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