Everest Base Camp Trek - 15 Days      (Product Id : 88)

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Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Price:- $ 1540 Pay $308 Now & $1232 On arrival
Difficulty:- Challenging
Trip Length:- 15 Days
Group Size : 2-10 (Private trip on request) Pax

Activities : Trekking

Best Month : September to December and March to May

Transportation : Private Car & Flight

Accommodation : Deluxe Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge on a trek with 5 nights attached toilet (Hot shower)

Style : Lodge Trek

Max Elevation : 5550m/18,204ft at Kalapatthar

Meal : Breakfast & 1 special dinner in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trek

Trip Route : Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-Dingboche- Lobuche-Gorekshep-Everest Base Camp & Kalapatther-Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu

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Trip Hightlights

  • Mt. Everest Base camp, the base camp of the highest mountain in the world
  • View of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m) and Cho Oyu (8,201m) - 4 out of 10 highest peaks in the world
  •  Sunrise view over Everest and other Himalayan giants, the Everest Base Camp, Khumbu ice fall and the Khumbu glacier  from Kala Patthar (5,545m)
  • Tengboche monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Tenzing-Hillary Airport, one of the most dangerous airports in the world
  • Legendary Sherpas, their settlement, lifestyle, culture and hospitality
  • Scenic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Ethnic Sherpa villages like Namche, Khumjung, Phakding, Dingboche and Lobuche  
  • A day tour of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and the Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu)

Trip Overview

Trekking to the base camp of Mt. Everest (the highest mountain in the world) tops the bucket list of most of the trekking and adventure enthusiasts around the world. It is one of the most rewarding trekking destinations in the world. It is arduous and challenging, but a successful hike is a notable accomplishment; something, that will make you feel proud of yourself, throughout your life. Apart from the above mentioned highlights, every new bend en route to the Everest Base Camp is sure to surpass your Everest Base Camp trek expectation.     

Our 15 days Everest Base Camp trek is a teahouse trek that starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The journey from Lukla to the base camp and back to Lukla is entirely on foot. This package also ensures sufficient acclimatization and side trips in the Khumbu region. The maximum altitude attained, during this trek is 5,545m at Kala Patthar. Your English speaking guide will make sure that you enjoy every second of the trip.  Please check the Cost Details for detail information regarding the services and the benefits included in and excluded from the package. However, if this package doesn’t meet your requirements, then maybe Everest Three High Passes Trek - 19 days or Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass – 18 days will. If none of these packages exactly meet your requirements, then we can help you design a new customized package considering all: your needs, requirements, time and budget. We guarantee 100% departure on all customized packages.

Moreover, the success of this trek is highly determined by the right choice of season, mental determination and physical condition. Therefore, we suggest you to plan this trek during autumn or spring and get your mind determined and body in shape to accept the challenge offered by the demanding trail.

(Please Note: Weather conditions in the Himalayas can be a big obstruction, even during the best trekking seasons. Bad weather or unsuitable weather conditions directly affect the flight schedule, resulting in flight delays for a few hours to even a few following days. Therefore, to be on a safe side, we request you to add a few extra days to your plan. Nevertheless, if everything goes well, we can help you make the best arrangements of popular adventure activities or day trips to utilize the extra day.  

Moreover, trekker’s safety is always the top priority in any trek. Therefore, the team leader on duty is given every authority to make changes in the itinerary provided, in case of unexpected weather change, unsuitable health condition of a group member or an unforeseen natural disaster. If needed, team leader might also change any part of the itinerary as per the situation. Hence, in such a situation we request you to co-operate with our team leader and remain flexible.)  

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Trek preparation day or can do Hiking or city tour as an option with an extra cost (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (30-35 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,562ft) 4 hours

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), (5-6 hours walk)

Day 05: Acclimatization day or Training day in Namche Bazzar (Climb high sleep low)

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft) 5 hours

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,468ft)

Day 08: Acclimatization day or Training day in Dingboche (Climb high sleep low)

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche -5 hours walk (4,910/16,108ft)

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche-Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,863ft) 8-9 hour

Day 11: Hike to Kala Pattar (5,550m) and trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,910ft) 7-8 hours

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) 7-8 hours

Day 13: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft) 7-8 hours

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 15: Farewell Day

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

AME Treks and Expedition welcomes you to Nepal. One of the company representatives will be awaiting your arrival outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), in Kathmandu. Look for the person carrying an A4 size paper with your and company’s name written on it. Carry your luggage and follow this person to the vehicle (private car) waiting for you to transfer you from the airport to your hotel in Kathmandu. Check into the hotel, and rest for the day unless you wish to walk around with guide. Stay in a 3 Star Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu. (Meals: No) 

Day 02: Trek preparation day or can do Hiking or city tour as an option with an extra cost (1,300m/4,264ft)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and get ready to meet your guide for checking your gear, we will have meeting with other trekking members to discuss the trek. After this, you are free for the day to relax and get ready for the trek to Everest Base Camp.  An option is you can do Kathmandu valley cultural tour or a day hike near Kathmandu through the jungle as a trek preparation but you will have to pay extra for this. We would recommend the best thing to do by the time as per the weather condition. Stay in a  3 Star Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu. (Meals: Breakfast only)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m/ 8,700ft)35 minutes flight and 4 hours walk

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport (in a private car), to depart for Lukla. Once at the airport, you will board a flight and fly to Lukla. Approximately, you will be enjoying the scenic flight (on clear days, the view of the terrain beneath is simply a feast to eyes) for about 30-35 minutes, after which the plane will land on one of the most dangerous airstrips (the airstrip of the Tenzing-Hillary Airport) in the world. Enjoy the thrill! In Lukla, you will be introduced to the porters and other team members awaiting you arrival. The luggage will be prepared for the porters, while you have your first breakfast in the land of the Sherpas. On clear days you can enjoy spectacular views of mountains from Lukla. The ultimate walk starts with a hike up to the Pasang Lhamo Memorial Gate, through the small town and settlement of Lukla, from where, the trail drops down to the village of Phakding through the community forest past Thalsharoa, Chhelung, Thado Koshigaon, and Chhuthawa. Your trail will be accompanied by the beautiful views of Kusum Kangru and the Dhudh Koshi River, chortens, prayer rocks (‘Mani’ in colloquial language) and prayer wheels. After reaching Phakding, you will check into the lodge and if you are want you guide will take you for a stroll around the village of Phakding or even  hike up to the nearby monasteries. You will then get back to the lodge in Phakding for dinner and overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), (5-6 hours walk)

After breakfast in Phakding, the Everest base camp trek continues. Leaving Phakding, you will continue north, a few uphill and downhill climb, through the forest of pine past a few suspension bridges and small Sherpa settlements will bring you to Monjo. At Monjo, your guide will complete the necessary formalities at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. From here, you will continue on a trail that steeply drops down to the bridge across the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing the bridge, you will hike north to Jorsale and head towards another suspension bridge across the Dudh Koshi River. You will cross the bridge and following the lower river bank trail over gravel and boulders, climb into the forest and continue towards another bridge at Larja Dobhan. Crossing the bridge, you will now ascend through the forest of pine on a zigzag trail all the way up till Mislung (enjoy the first view of Mt. Everest and the stunning Kusum Khangru), continue on a level path out of the forest and continue to Namche following the stone steps. Once at Namche, you will check into the lodge. The remaining time can be spent exploring the town and enjoying the cafes in Namche. The overnight stay is in a lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Namche Bazaar – first acclimatization day

Acclimatization in Namche is highly recommended, before attempting further altitude. To aid the altitude adaption process, you need to stay active instead of just resting. Therefore, after breakfast, your team leader will take you for a day hike to Thame, an old Sherpa village located west of Namche, under the mountain wall of Kongde RI. Enjoy a walk through the forest of pine and rhododendron listening to the the jangling bells’ sound of grazing yaks and keeping an eye out for musk deer, past mani boulders carved with Buddhist chants, ancient monasteries, painted image of Guru Rinpoche, Kani, Khari Gompa, village of Thomde, murals of Green Tara, Guru Rinpoche and Thangtong Gyalpo to Thame Gompa and retrace the path to Namche. Or, visiting Syagboche, Khunde and Khumjung is also another good option for acclimatization hike. A visit to these places allows you to enjoy the village of Zarok, grass airstrip at Shyangboche, village of Khunde, juniper bushes, carved boulders, chortens, Kani, Boudhanath-style chorten, the view of Khumbila, Ama Dablam and Thamserku, a Buddhist temple (Khunde Tsamkhang), 360 degree views over Khunde, Namche Bazaar, Ama Dablam and Pachermo peak from the Hillary Memorial Viewpoint, memorial chortens to Edmund Hillary and his wife and daughter, the village of Khumjung (the largest village in Khumbu); it’s potato fields, Hillary school, the longest Mani wall in Khumbu, and the Yeti Skull preserved in the gompa in Khumjung. After one of these hikes, you will return to Namche. The remaining time can either be spent exploring the National Park Head office, Museum and other monasteries in Namche, or relaxing at one of the cafes, bakeries or restaurants enoying the high speed internet service. The overnight stay is in a lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)  

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft) 5 hours

Shortly after having breakfast in Namche, you will continue north around the ridge, following the path by the huge Mani stone in Chhorkung. You will walk past a memorial chorten to Tenzing Norgay, enjoying the beautiful panorama of Thamserku to Amadablam and Lhotse and Everest, before reaching a trail junction to the Gokyo Valley and the Everest Base Camp at Sanasa. From Sanasa, following the Everest Base Camp Trail, you will descend to Leushyasa and to the bridge at Phunki Thenga. Crossing the bridge, you will walk past some water driven prayer wheels and hike up throught the forest of rhododendron to Tengboche. If you are lucky, you will also be greeted by a few musk deer and Himalayan Thar. Tengboche is named after the largest monastery, the Tengboche Monastery, in the Khumbu region. After the lodge check-in formality in Tengboche, your guide will take you for a walking tour around the monastery complex, sharing his knowledge about the monastery. The monastery is draped with a spectacular panorama of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Relish the view and get back to the lodge. The overnight stay is in a lodge in Tengboche. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m/14,468ft)

After breakfast in Tengboche, you will continue your journey towards the Everest Base Camp. Enjoying the forest, a half-an-hour descend on stone steps, through the lush forest will take you to the bridge at Chaturje. Enjoying a big chorten on the other side of the bridge you will now continue on a gradually ascending trail up till Orsho, past Somare. From Orsho the trail drops down to a small bridge across the Khumbu River at Chuto. You will cross the bridge and climb for about half-an-hour along the west bank of the Imja River to reach Dinboche. As you reach Dingboche, beautiful view of the Island Peak, Peak 38 and Lhotse come into view. You will check into the lodge and explore the remaining time exploring the settlement of Dingboche. The overnight stay is in a lodge in Dingboche. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 08: Dingboche - Second Acclimatization day

This is the final acclimatization day, before we make our way up to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. Therefore, after breakfast, your team leader will either take you for a few hours hiking trip to Nangkar Tsang Gompa and the viewpoint above it or a full day hike to Chhukung. A hike to Nangkar Tsang Gompa allows you to enjoy Nangkar Tshang Hermitage and the mesmerizing view of Cholatse and Taboche, lakes at the base of Ama Dablam and the view of Chukkung and Makalu, from the viewpoint beyond the Nangkar Tsang Gompa. However, a full day hike to Chhukung, located in the upper Imja Valley. You can enjoy the surrounding mountains and the mountain glacier. If time permits, you will also climb to Chhukung RI and enjoy the heavenly panorama of Ama Dablam, Baruntse and Makalu. After the trip, you will come back to Dingboche. The overnight stay is in a lodge in Dingboche. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche -5 hours walk (4,910/16,108ft)

After breakfast in Dingboche, taking a path that slowly climbs  the ridge through the village of Dusa and Palrung Kharka, you will climb to Dughla; enjoying the views of Taboche, Cholatse, Ama Dablam and Kantega.You will come across a trail junction, from where you will hike down to cross the glacial stream. After crossing the stream, you will scale up the sheer terminal of the Khumbu Glacier. After continuing for about an hour, around the top of the ridge, the trail bends slightly left allowing you to spot a number of memorials to lost climbers and Sherpas (including Babu Chhiri Sherpa and Scot Fisher). As you walk past this memorial spot, beautiful view of Pumori greets you. From here, the trail up till another trail juncation is easy. However, from the trail junction, the ascent to Lobuche is on a loose moraine and is demanding. Soon, you will reach Lobuche and check into the lodge. The remaining time can either be spent hiking up the ridge east of Lobuche for the spectacular view of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and Lhotse, or hiking north to the Italian Pyramid. The overnight stay is in a lodge in Lobuche. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)     

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche-Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and back to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,863ft) 8-9 hour

Today, you will finally reach the base camp of Mt. Everest. Therefore, after breakfast, without wasting any time, you will head north on a narrow trail along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, past the Italian Pyramid sign. You will continue further, towards Gorak Shep, climbing a few short vertical climbs, then  across the terminal moraine of the Changri Shar Glacier for about 50 minutes. Gorak Shep, located at the base of Kala Patthar (which you will be climbing the next day), will greet you with a heavenly view of Changtse, Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori. After lunch in Gorakshep, you will walk back to the Khumbu Glacier, gently hike to the top of the ridge and continue along the ridge towards the origin of the glacier. Colorful prayer flags at the bottom of the Khumbu Icefall mark the arrival of the Everst Base Camp. You will spend some time enjoying your achievement and taking pictures at the basecamp and get back to Gorak Shep using the same trail that was used to get to the base camp. The overnight stay is in a lodge in Gorakshep. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: Hike to Kala Pattar (5,550m) and trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,910ft) 7-8 hours

Mt. Everest is not visibile from the base camp; therefore, you will hike to the summit of Kala Pattar (the best Everest View Point in the Khumbu region) to view the sunrise over Mt. Everest and other peaks. Since, the major goal of this day is to watch the view of sunrise in the Himalayas, you will start early (around 4am) in the morning (it takes about 2 hours to reach the view point of Kala Pattar). The flapping prayer flags mark the arrival of the view point of Kala Pattar. Very soon, the mountains will start to glow golden as the very first rays of the sun strike the peaks. This view of the glowing mountains is nothing less than a feast to behold. We will spend some time taking the picture of the magnificent views of the soaring mountain. Additionally, you will also get to enjoy the 360 degree panorama of Pumori, Lobuche west to Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest; Khumbu glacier, the Everest Base Camp, Gorakshep. After enjoying the view, you will walk down to Gorakshep, have breakfast and retrace your way back to Dhugla past Lobuche. At Dughla you will drop down to the bridge across the glacial stream, cross it, walk up to the trail junction and now following the lower trail continue to Pheriche. After reaching Pheriche, you will check into the lodge spend the remaining time resting in the lodge. The overnight stay is in a lodge in Pheriche. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) 7-8 hours

After breakfast in Pheriche, leaving Pheriche, you will first ascend to Pheriche pass and descend to trail junction at Chuto. From here, retracing the steps used earlier you will hike down to Tengboche past Orsho, Somare, Pangboche and Deboche. From Tengboche, a steep descent will takes you to the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River in Phunki Tenga. From Phunki Tenga, you will climb the ridge  and continue to Namche, which is a piece of cake for all those trekkers, who managed to make their way up to the Mt. Everest. Once at Namche, you can either choose rest in the lodge or enjoy the nearby restaurants, cafés and bakeries. The overnight stay is in a lodge in Namche. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner)

Day 13: Trek from Namche to Lukla -7 to 8 hours walk (2,652m/8,700ft)

After breakfast in Namche, you will continue downhill from Namche to Larja Bridge built over the Dhudh Koshi River. Enjoying the last view of the Mt. Everest, you will cross the bridge and following the east bank of the river, hike up to Monjo. Your team leader will complete the national park check out formalities at Monjo, after which, we will hike to Phakding for Lunch. After lunch, leaving Phakding we will ascend to Lukla, enjoying prayer stones, rhododendron and pine forest, prayer flags and Sherpa villages for the last time. After reaching Lukla, you can either spend your time with rest of the crew members celebrating your achievement, or spend some alone time summoning up the wonderful memories made during the past few days. The overnight stay is in a lodge in Lukla. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

After breakfast, bidding farewell to the Khumbu region, you will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu from the airport in Lukla. From the airport in Kathmandu, a private vehicle will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The day can be spend exploring the markets in Kathmandu. Around the evening, we will take you for a farewell dinner. While having dinner, we will also disscuss your trip and take feedback. The overnight stay is in a 3 Star Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu. (Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)  

Day 15: Farewell Day

This is the last day of your trip. One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport as per your flight departure time, if you have already booked your return ticket. However, if you are looking to extend your trip, AME Treks and Expedition can help you plan some perfect adventure activities and single or even a few days trip. (Meals: Breakfast)

(Note: During the entire trek, we serve you a full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee). Our guides will come to wake you up around 7am (4-4:30am in special days to view the first ray of the sun). Breakfast will be served between 7 am to 8am. Ordered lunch from the teahouse menu will be served around 12 which can also be postponed if you plan to eat a little later than the scheduled hour. The dinner will be served in between 8pm to 9 pm. Tea/coffee will be provided twice a day. During the walk you can also ask your guide to stop in those areas where you wish to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. If you get tired, you can also request to slow down and rest for some time. After dinner and before going to bed your team leader will brief you regarding the following day’s itinerary.)  

Cost :- US$1540

Trip Cost Include

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • 3 nights twin-sharing accommodation (3* Standard Hotel) with breakfast
  • Farewell dinner with feedback session after the trek 
  • Airport transfer for domestic flight
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees 
  • TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) Card
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Airport departure tax
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Twin Sharing accommodation (Lodge or guest house) during the trek (5 hot showers)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits after every dinner while on a trek
  • Purified (medicated proof) drinking water while on a trek 
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for every 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • Rescue arrangements (Only in emergency cases)
  • All required government taxes
  • Local (Khumbu Gaunpalika) Tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Company T-Shirt & duffel bag as a porter bag (You can keep it after use)
  • Trip route map for you to keep as a souvinier. 
  • Medical kit along with Oxymeter 
  • Adventure certificate (After completion of the trek)

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Nepal arrival visa (In cash USD25 for 15 days and USD40 for 30 days)
  • Meals in the Kathmandu except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks, alcoholic and soft beverages, snacks
  • All kinds of drinks 
  • Extra luggage excess on Lukla flight (Only 15 kg per person included)
  •  Tour in Kathmandu (Optional with an extra cost)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation, trip interruption and flight cancelation or delay
  • Tips (as an appreciation) and any other extending trips and accommodation

Dates and Prices

Special Note: On our trip you are able to schedule your own departure dates. We are able to depart our trip every day (only Nepal). So kindly choose your own date as per your convenient. Contact us to schedule your own departure day.

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Everest Base Camp Trek Information

Useful Information:

Do I need travel insurance? If yes, what type?

Yes, if you are planning the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, Travel Insurance is mandatory. Your insurance policy should cover all added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries, accidents or even death. Make sure the policy covers helicopter and medical evacuation up to 6000m as some standard policies only cover up to 4000 meters. Additionally, the policy should also cover the expenses of the extra activities that you are planning to accomplish during your stay in Nepal, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees) and repatriation cost.

What is the best time of the year to book this trek in Nepal?

September to December & March to May are the two best times of the year to book this trek in Nepal. These times of the year are very supportive in terms of weather, climate, visibility and trail. Heavy rainfall during monsoon and extremely cold temperature and heavy snowfall during winter make monsoon and winter unfavorable to plan a trek to the Everest Base Camp.

Does this package guarantee accommodation and meal?

Yes, this package guarantees full board (meal and accommodation), during the trek and bed and breakfast in Kathmandu.

The accommodation in Kathmandu is arranged in a 3 Star Boutique Hotel and lodges/guest houses/teahouse (with shared amenities), during the trek. Normally the rooms are booked on a twin–share-basis, where two members of the group will be accommodated in a same room. The arrangement of triple-share can be made upon request. Moreover, if you are looking for a single supplement, extra charges will be applicable. During the trek, the accommodation options are very basic with very few room amenities, but are comfortable. Toilets and bathrooms are usually common. Some of these accommodations provide hot shower facilities, while the others provide a few buckets of hot water on request. The room amenities decrease with the increase in altitude.

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea/coffee) during the trek will be served as per the tea house menu. All meals will be freshly made, using organic and local ingredients and will be plentiful. Soft drinks and other snacks can be purchased at your own expenses. Welcome dinner is a typical Nepali cuisine. Farewell dinner will be served as per the restaurant menu. Breakfast in Kathmandu will be served as per the hotel breakfast menu.

How healthy, fit and experienced should I be, in order to plan this trek?

Although, the Everest Base Camp Trek is considered moderate, some sections of the trek quite demanding. Also, some days require 8-9 hours walking. Therefore, this trek in Nepal demands excellent stamina, tough determination and the best health condition. Therefore, it is highly suggested that you seek advice, medication and permission from your local General Practitioner, before planning your trek. Especially those with acute or chronic health conditions are highly recommended to consult your doctor, prior to booking your trek. It is also recommended that you consult regarding the necessary guide walks, prior to Everest Base Camp trekking. However, in the absence of GP, seeking advice from travel clinic is also considered a very good idea. 

Moreover, the good news is that, no technical skill is required to plan this trek in Nepal. However, prior hiking or camping experiences will definitely be considered as a plus point. Also, a few weeks of regular exercises like jogging, running, swimming, cycling, uphill climbing is highly recommended to build the required stamina, before the trip.

(Please Note: We kindly request you to inform us regarding your present health condition, medical situation, ongoing illnesses and the regular medicines that you are taking. We expect you to be honest regarding these issues, so that we can get prepared for emergencies.)

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

Your safety is our prime concern. We make sure that you team is led by one of the most professional, experienced, licensed and First-Aid trained guide. In the case of any sickness or injury, our guides will provide the necessary first-aid treatment. In case of serious situations, your guide will call a rescue helicopter to fly you back to Kathmandu for further medical help.

Should I tip my guide and porter?

Tipping your guide and porter is customary and not mandatory in Nepal. If you are happy and satisfied with the services provided by these people they will definitely appreciate a small gratuity as it is one of the best ways to show your appreciation and satisfaction towards the service provided.

Do I need to pay for my transportation?

This Everest Base Camp trek package includes the cost of airport transfers, the cost of vehicle used for city tour and the cost of the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets.

How can I contact my family members during the trek?

Internet services are available at almost all our night stops. You can use the service by paying extra charge. However, in the case of emergencies, you can use the cellular phone provided to our guides by the company to either call, or send a text, which will further be delivered to the related person. Or, you can also purchase and use a prepaid phone cards (submission of 2 passport sized photos and passport visa copy is required to purchase this SIM) and use it during your stay in Nepal.        

Why should I book my trip with your company?

Although, AME Treks & Expedition provides services like any other trekking agencies in Nepal, there still are a few things, which make us stand out in the crowd. We offer a wonderful opportunity to help you explore those areas, culture and tradition of Nepal that have seldom been explored before. If our standard packages do not meet your requirements, we offer an option to fully customize the trip to meet the needs of each individual traveler. We also partner with local Sherpas and Leaders to help you get the maximum out of the trip. Highly dedicated to perfection and superior service, we offer years of experience to plan an outstanding adventure trip for you. Customer service is our top priority; therefore, we cater to every possible need of yours, during your stay in Nepal be it the food, accommodation, varied destinations or your communication needs. Despite all these facilities, our best packages are offered at a very competitive rate.

Also, registered under the government of Nepal, AME Treks & Expedition P. Ltd. is a fully licensed and certified company. Therefore, this company holds complete authority to operate treks, tours, expedition, hiking and many other tourism related services in the Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. In addition to this, we are also a very active member of the following organizations.

Nepal Tourism board (NTB)

Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN)

Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)

Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation

Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd.

Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry

What should I bring?

To make it easier for you to pack for your Everest Base Camp Trek, we request you to follow the list given below. The items may vary according to the season and trek duration. The weight limitation for this trip is 15 kg; therefore, we request you not to carry the things that are not required during the trek. We also suggest you not to bring any valuables and even if you happen to bring any, we request you to leave it in a safety deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu.  

Documents:

  • Valid Passport and passport sized photos (4 copies)
  • Airline tickets
  • Photocopies of passport, visa form and insurance policy
  • Cash, in dollars, pounds or Euros to be used in Nepal
  • Debit/Credit Card or traveler’s check.

Head/Face:

  • Bandana or head scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece/wool/synthetic hat that covers your ears
  • Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Neck warmer (Optional)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 at least)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 at least)

 

Upper Body:

  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-proof jackets or pullover
  • Waterproof shell jacket (breathable fabric)
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex jacket with hood
  • Polypropylene shirts (both half and long sleeves)
  • T-shirts

Hand:

  • 1 pair of lightweight liner gloves (thin wool or synthetic)
  • 1 pair of warm gloves ( wool or heavier fleece gloves)
  • 1 pair of mittens or shell gloves (Gore-Tex preferred)

Lower Body:

  • 4 Underwear/briefs (non-cotton)
  • 2 pairs of hiking shorts (Nylon preferred)
  • 2 pairs of lightweight long underwear
  • 1 pair of soft shell pants
  • 2 pairs of trekking pants
  • 1 pair of cotton pants
  • 1 pair of hard shell pants (waterproof and breathable fabric; Gore-Tex preferred)

Feet:

  • 1 pair of light weight socks
  • 4 pairs of liner socks (synthetic/capilene)
  • 3 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of light to medium weight Trekking boots with spare laces
  • 1 pair of sneakers or light trekking shoes
  • 1 pair of hiking gaiters (optional)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes/sandals

General:

  • 4 season sleeping bag
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • 1 large duffle bag
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables
  • Small padlock for duffle-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
  • Down Jacket (optional)
  • Durable wallet for travel documents, money & passport

Medicine:

  • Personal First Aid kit
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape and band aids
  • 1 skin blister repair kit
  • Medicines for headache, diarrhea, cough and cold, Diamox or Acetylzolamide,
  • Antibiotics: Ciproflosacin
  • Water purification  Iodine tablets or water filter
  • Prescription glasses, contact lenses

Miscellaneous:

  • Pocket knife
  • Toiletry kit: Toilet paper, hand wipes, liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, face wash, sanitary pads, 1 medium-sized quick drying towel, deodorants, nail clippers, face and body moisturizer, small mirror,
  • Reading book, journal and pen, iPod, travel games, plug adapter
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • Digital camera with extra batteries
  • Large Ziplocs and waterproof and disposable rubbish sacks
  • Water bottles

Optional:

  • Trekking poles
  • Snacks, chocolates or energy bars
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Stainless steel thermos

Passport and Visa Information:

It is very easy to obtain Nepal’s visa. You may either apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission offices in your own country or you can buy this upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. To apply for a visa, you need 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US dollars and your passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the trip. Indian Nationals do not require any visa to enter Nepal and Chinese Nationals can obtain visas absolutely free of cost. Transit visa for foreign nationalities is only provided for 3 days. Therefore, visa is required for longer stays. However, for the convenience or foreign nationals, a visa is also provided from the borders listed below:

Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)

Tel: 977-1-4485173/4113045

Fax: 977-1-4113090

Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

Tel: 977-23-562054

Fax: 977-23-563569

Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

Tel/Fax: 977-51-5527447

Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border of Nepal)

Tel/Fax: 977-11-840196

Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Western Nepal)

Tel/Fax:  977-71-520629

Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Mid Western Nepal)

Tel/Fax: 977-81-412005

Mohana, Dhangadhi (Far Western Nepal)

Tel/Fax: 977-91-523246

Kanchanpur (Far Western Nepal)

Tel/Fax: 977-99-402004

Rashuwagadi

Tel: 977-10-6922722

Fax: 977-10-540133
Tourist Visa Fees:

Transit visa (3 days) Free of cost

Minimum USD 30 for up to 15 days

After 15 days USD 2/day (extension of the tourist visa, the fees chargeable for 15 days shall be levied  if the period is less than 15 days in every extension) 

Extra USD 20 for MRE facility for valid visa period.

Late fee to be charged extra USD 3/day

In case of minor, below 10 years of age, the visa is free of cost

(For more information, please visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np  or contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.)

Tel: 977-1- 4429659/4429660/4438862/4438868.

Fax: 977-1- 4433934/4433935

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 


    Reasons to choose AME over any other trekking agencies in Nepal

  • Every 11th traveler is free on private departure: This means 11 people can travel for the cost of 10 people on every private departure.
  • Free Spa with Sauna: Any group with 5+ members in it will be eligible for a free one hour full body massage with unlimited  Sauna. This offer is valid for multi-day trips only.
  • Private departure: Any group with a minimum of 2 members in a group will also be eligible for private departure.
  • Customize trip: Any standard package offered by AME Treks and Expedition can be fully customized to meet you and your group’s requirements. (cost may increase or decrease depending upon your requirements)
  • Customize departure date: We guarantee 100% departure on your preferred departure date, which means, you can customize you trip departure date.
  • Camping trip possible upon request: Camping trip to any destination in Nepal will be arranged by the company upon request of customer (cost may vary from the one mentioned in website).

    Booking with Adventure Mountain Explore Treks and Expedition guarantees

  • Guaranteed Departure:  Adventure Mountain Explore Treks and Expedition guarantees 100% departure on both standard and customized packages, except in the case of unfavorable situations like bad weather or unforeseen natural disaster.
  • The best and the fair price: Adventure Mountain Explore Treks and Expedition offers the most competitive price in town. No other company can beat the price and the services provided within the prices mentioned/offered in the website. No hidden charges! Moreover, all our includes and excludes are clearly mentioned in our website, therefore you will get what you have paid for.
  • Experienced Guides/Sherpas/Team Leaders: Proper guidance is a must for any trekker to get to their destination safely and successfully. Therefore, we only employee guides with a minimum of 5 years of experience to guide and assist you during the trek. Our guides aren’t just experienced, but are licensed, knowledgeable and dedicated to providing professional service as well.
  • 24 x 7 Support: Dedicated to providing the top-quality service and on time assistance (in emergencies), we are 24 x 7 available at your service. Remember! We are just a call or a text away from you.

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