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The Everest Base Camp Trek is available with variation in budget according to the specification of clients. It is available from medium budget up to luxury budget ranging from USD 1,000.00 up to USD 5,000.00 as per the requirements and specification of clients.
Everest Base Camp Trek is special due to its easiness and short duration to expose the best of Everest Region. Without spending much time and cost one can experience being at the very best of nature and insight the sceneries without actually climbing the top of the world. It allows trekkers to observe lush greenery, astonishing sceneries of mountains all around, rivers, forests, and even some rare species of wildlife and vegetations apart from the exposure of mighty Everest and the people and lifestyle in there. It will take you to the actual base of the world's highest mountain.
In comparison to other trek packages at Everest Region, the Everest Base Camp Trek is rated moderate in difficulty level and often claimed to be fairly strenuous trek under Everest Region. You just need to be physically fit and possess good health; apart from that, you don’t even need any previous trekking experience for Everest Base Camp Trek.
Of course, it is safe to go for Everest Base Camp Trek because the impacts of Earthquake don’t exist anymore in the trails of this trek after the recovery and reconstructions. Well, the locals are still having some trouble to rise again after the devastation but for the trek, it is safe and fine now.
Everest BaseTrek is suitable to go for any time around the year but to escape the risk of blockades from snowfall and extreme cold, it is not recommended to go for Everest Base Trek during winter. Instead, autumn and spring would be the best seasons to go for this trek since with the clear weather and perfect sceneries; you can also enjoy the blossoms of Rhododendron flowers of various species along with other vegetations.
There are several health posts along the trail where basic medical facilities are available whereas there is a hospital at Pheriche which lies in the middle of the route. As well as, there will be volunteer doctors along the trail during high season time.
In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.
During Everest Base Camp Trek, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat.
Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than 2 decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with Nepal Mountain Trekkers only.
Though it is not compulsory to take a guide with you but if you are trekking for the first time with a purpose of exploring the best of Everest Base Camp Trek and each aspect of this trek, then a highly experienced and licensed guide is the most to instruct you, help you explore as well as to take care of you.
Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottle waters or should have a water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.
a. Down or fiber filled waterproof/ wax jacket and trousers
b. Fleece jacket or pullover
c. Warm cotton tracksuit-pants
d. Shirts and T-shirts
e. Lightweight cotton long pants (3 pairs)
f. Long underwear
g. Short underwear
h. Lightweight gloves
i. Rain gear (coat, rain cover for the bag)
j. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof
k. Sleeping bag
l. Down jacket
n. Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, gaiters
o. Sun hat or scarf
p. Warm fleece hat
q. Sunglasses with UV protection
r. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor (100+)
s. Lip balm
t. Trekking boot: (Sturdy, ankle –support, water-resistant, well broken in)
u. Gaiters (for high pass above 3500 meters)
v. Thick socks
w. Light socks
x. Camp shoes/ Crocs
y. Sandals (1 pair)
z. Water Bottle, Purification equipment or purification tablets
aa. Cameras, Torch Light, Binoculars, Reading book, Travel games
Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.
Yes, it is possible to get hot showers during Everest Base Camp Trek on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.
You might already know that the weather of Lukla is unpredictable, it’s really uncertain. So before we proceed towards Lukla from Kathmandu, if we came to know the weather is unfavourable, you will be provided with the buffer time of 1 day to wait for the improvement in the weather.
In case, if we already flew towards Lukla and complete the trek but due to weather if you cannot fly back to Kathmandu in the scheduled day then you must have 1 or 2 more days to be spent in there. However, you can fly back via helicopter in case of urgency or emergency which is a bit expensive than regular flight (around USD 400 / 500 according to the situation per person in the group).
Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.
Of course, since Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most accessible treks and very popular among the trekkers, one can go for solo trekking without any worries. Because, the people in there are very friendly and co-operative and you can also meet other trekkers along the way so that there won’t be any risk for solo trekkers or solo female trekkers to go for Everest Base Camp Trek. Furthermore, our trekking staffs (guides) are highly experienced and dedicated towards their job, so our company will be fully responsible on that note.
Since you should be entering Sagarmatha National Park, and because the region comes under a protected area, you would be requiring TIMS card, Local Rural Metropolitan City Tax and Sagarmatha National Park fees for Everest Base Camp Trek.
The Everest Region lies at the border of Nepal and Tibet and is highly influenced with the lifestyle and culture of Tibetan people. There are mostly Sherpa people, who are often considered as “the born Mountaineers” and almost everyone in this region practices Buddhism which is the reason you can see Monasteries, Chortens, Prayer flags, Prayer wheels, Mani walls and Mani Stones abundantly along the trails.
The herbs and vegetations preserved at Sagarmatha National Park are silver firs, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees whereas the wildlife inhabitant at Sagarmatha National Park are Musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Serow, Wolf, and even the Himalayan Black Bear and if you are very lucky you can also spot Snow Leopard, Red Panda, two varieties of Dazzling Pheasants – the Crimson-horned and the Impeyan Pheasant(national bird of Nepal), marmots, pikas, and marten as well.
No one shall operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone in Nepal without obtaining permission as follows:
1. Tourists intending to fly UAV during their visit in Nepal shall obtain prior permission from the following agencies:
• Department of Tourism
• Ministry of Home Affairs
• Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (not necessary for UAV less than 2 kg and below 200 ft from ground level)
2. For research and study purpose, the permission of the following agencies is required:
• Line Ministry/Department relating to the subject matter of research/study
• Ministry of Home Affairs
• Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (not necessary for UAV less than 2 kg and below 200 ft from ground)
3. UAV Pilots should be proficient in flying and have basic knowledge of rules pertaining to drone operation
4. Do not fly UAV in a way that may cause a safety risk to the aircraft flying in the area.
5. Small flying Toys can be operated inside the private premises.
6. Flying UAVs in the public areas for fun requires permission from the local security agencies.
7. The liability of any harm to the persons or damage to the property caused due to the UAV operation shall be the responsibility of the person flying the drone.
8. Refer the following documents for detailed requirements for UAV operations in Nepal:
• ‘Flight Operations Directive No. 7, May 2015’ of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
• ‘Procedure for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flying’ of Ministry of Home Affairs
9. Do not use UAV other than the scope of permission.
10. Flying a UAV without due permission shall be considered Illegal and shall be subjected to the punishment in accordance to the prevailing civil aviation rules.
Likewise, the cost of flying a drone at Annapurna Conservation would vary upon the purpose of taking the drone so please proceed to inquiry along with the purpose of taking it.
Everest Base Camp trek is considered as a fairly strenuous trek in the Everest region of Nepal, it offers you to try adventurous and challenging activities to do. But it can be available in less strenuous versions as well and we do provide helicopter shuttle service for those who want to skip the trek and reach the base camp without difficulty.
There is a possibility of getting altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp Trek but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.
ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Everest Base Camp Trek, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are on Kathmandu or Pokhara.
You can bring any of the currencies authorized by the Nepal Rastra Bank and Government of Nepal. Nepal Mountain Trekkers provide you with the facility of exchanging foreign currency at the market rate without any commissions and extra charge.
Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.
The trekking trails of Everest Base Camp Trek is mostly less crowded during the off-season but during the trekking seasons, the trails get flooded with the number of tourists which result in making the trails busy. But since they are all trekkers, it would be fun joining along your trek and it won’t affect your trekking experience at all because of the pace of each trekker/groups.
Yes, you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Everest Base Camp Trek for the Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.
The bathrooms are not so well furnished but still, you can get a good experience on Everest Base Camp Trek.