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Everest Base Camp Special Trek Charity challenge, Gap Years, Corporate Training and Army Training

Everest Base Camp Special Trekking offer for charity Challenge, Gap years, Army Training  and Corporate group Building through Adventure walking Trek Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche-Namche Acclimatization-Tengboche-Dingboche-Dingboche Acclimatization-Lobuche- EBC- Gorakshep- Kalapatthar-Pheriche-Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu. 

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Fact of the Trip

Trip Length: 14 days

Activities: Guided Trekking tour

Trek Luggage: Carried by local porter

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Acclimatization: 2 days before EBC in Namche and Dingboche.

Max Elevation: 5,364m Everest Base Camp 

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation:  Twin Sharing basis in Lodge/Tea houses.

Flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Best Month: Feb-May/Sep-Dec Battery

Recharge: Everyday

Wi-Fi: Every day 
 Group Size: 01 Minimum -16 Maximum

Everest Base Camp trek is the most dignified trek in Nepal that takes you to the foothills of the world’s highest summit Mount Everest. Everest Base Camp trek gives you an opportunity to explore the four of the world’s tallest sky scraping mountains with an astonishing walk in the purest form of nature. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has designed several new and unique trekking packages to Everest Base Camp to provide our valued customers a delightful trekking experience to their dream destination. All the packages can be customized as per the request of the customers.

 Everest Base Camp Charity Challenge Trek

Everest Base Camp Charity Challenge Trek is a newly designed trek. In this trek we donate certain percent of amount from the trek for charity. The charity includes helping poor people and children of Nepal. We will donate the amount collected from the trek for the education and fulfill the basic need like Food, Shelter and Clothing for the needy and marginalized group of people. If you love social work and also do love travelling then Everest Base Camp Charity Challenge Trek can be an idle choice for you.

 Everest Base Camp Gap Year Trek

Everest Base Camp Gap Year Trek is a special trek that you can do with your friends you haven’t met since long. Friends are the best asset that one can have for lifetime without depreciation. However, because of several reasons like separate college, universities or living in a separate country we cannot meet our friends. What else can be a better place for reunion than Everest Base Camp? Everest Base Camp Gap Year Trek is designed to create rejoices among the friends. In this trek you can enjoy the long lost moments of friendship.

Corporate Group Building Everest Base Camp Trek

Corporate Group Building Everest Base Camp trek is a trek that you can do with your corporate group members. This 14 days corporate group building trek gives an opportunity to spend more time with the team members and helps to create effective working environment. This corporate group building Everest Base Camp trek helps to create intellectual intimacy among the team members. Corporate group building Everest Base Camp trek is an adventurous journey to the highest summit which definitely gives benefits to the company.

Everest Base Camp Army Training Trek

Everest Base Camp Army Training trek is specially designed for people who want to pursue their career in military. Everest Base Camp Trek can be a perfect training to become an army. This trek takes you to an altitude of over 5000m and several days of walk helps to build your muscles strong.   Everest Base Camp Trek helps you to train to be an army. This trek boosts up your self confidence level and fitness level as well.

For more inquiries about the trekking packages you can directly contact through our official sites at any time. All the packages are fully customizable and can be made according to your choice and preferences.

 

 Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) – 3 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 5.5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 07: Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) – 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) & walk to GorakShep (5,180 m) – 8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 10 – Morning Hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) & descend to Pheriche (4,200 m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 13: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 14: Transfer to the International Airport for final departure.

 Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

Since, the weather in the Everest region is unpredictable and is likely to change every few hours, the Lukla flight often gets delayed or even cancelled. 

Lukla Airport is situated on a wonderful valley surrounded by high mountains. Landing and taking off from Lukla is considered to be difficult and technical. Therefore, Lukla is considered as the most dangerous airstrips in the world.

Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flight to and from Lukla are cancelled in case of bad weather conditions in Everest region, we can help you charter a helicopter upon your request to ensure you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connections. The helicopter charge is to be paid by the passengers themselves and can be reimbursed from their travel insurance later. The helicopter charges USD 2,500 to USD 3,000 per helicopter. The helicopter can carry up to 4 to 6 passengers at a time and the cost can be shared among the passengers. The company can help by providing necessary documents required to claim the amount from insurance company. 

The payment for helicopter must be paid at time of service by participant. US dollars cash or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, and American Express) are accepted for helicopter transport. Any card payment requires a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m or greater, while the twin otter and Dornier planes can fly if the visibility is 5000m or greater, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and the visibility is lesser than 1,500m helicopters cannot be operated. In such case we will reschedule your flight for next day depending on the availability. If this situation keeps on getting repeated for many days then we will provide you with the alternative trek options.

Detailed Day to Day Itinerary.

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

After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). You can pick up your luggage and see for the representative of Actual Adventure after the completion of your immigration process. Then Our Actual Adventure representative will welcome you in traditional way at the arrival gate. You will be taken to the exact hotel as you plan. You can meet trekking crew at Actual Adventure head office after check in your hotel or you can visit Kathmandu valley. At evening, you can enjoy a good traditional welcome Dinner (D) in a traditional restaurant, organized by Actual Adventure. As this will your first day in Nepal, We will never miss the opportunity to make you enjoyed and make you feel good. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

 Flight time: Could be any from 6:30 Am to 12:00 pm

 Flight Duration: 35 Minutes.

Trek Duration: 3 hours.

Early in the morning after having breakfast or with packed breakfast we will drive to airport and board a flight to Lukla. After landing in Lukla we will start a downhill walk and make our way through Chauri kharka village and we further descend to Ghat (2530m). Lukla is one of the most dangerous airstrips of the world.  From here you will trek to Phakding. Following the bank of Dudh Koshi River we finally arrive to Phakding for overnight stay.

Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

 

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3430m); 5-6hours

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch: In between your trek to onward destination.

Dinner at: Lodge/Teahouse for overnight stay.

Total walking hours: 5 to 6 hours.

Following the banks of Dudh Koshi River the trail takes us to Tok Tok. From here one can view the excellent vista of Thamserku peak. Further continuing the trail climbs to Monjoo(2840m) and then enters to Sagarmatha National Park. Walking some distance uphill you will arrive to Jhorsalle(2830m) and after this we will cross a bridge and witnessing the magical panorama of Everest and Nuptse we will ultimately arrive to Namche Bazaar.

Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

 

Day 04: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner at: Namche Bazaar.

After having breakfast we will do some sightseeing around Namche and then hike to Everest View Hotel for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Khongde and Khumbi yu La. later we will make our way to Khumjung valley where you can see Hillary school, ancient monastery with Yeti skull and Khunde hospital. After this we will retrace our path back to Namche bazaar for overnight stay.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3867m); 5-6hours

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch: In between your trek to onward destination.

Dinner at: Lodge/Teahouse for overnight stay.

Total walking hours: 5 to 6 hours.

After having breakfast we will continue the trek through the forest to Kenjoma where the trail joins from Khumjung. After passing the village of Sanasa the trail descends to Phunki Tenga(3250m). Then again the trail climbs steeply through the forest to Tenboche monastery. From here we will witness the stimulating Himalayan panorama of Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4360 m)

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch: In between your trek to onward destination.

Dinner at: Lodge/Teahouse for overnight stay.

Total walking hours: 6-7 hours.

Leaving Tengboche behind us we will descend through the forest, cross Imja Khola and make a steadily uphill climb to the village of Pangboche. The village offers the extraordinary view of Ama Dablam along with the hodgepodge of many other peaks. A further two hours of walk from here takes us to Pheriche and further to Dingboche.

Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

 

Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche (4252m)

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner: Dingboche.

Due to the gaining altitude it is necessary for us to get acclimatized with the ongoing environmental circumstances. Dingboche is one of the best stop for acclimatization. Today you will hike to Nangkarsthang peak and roam around the last Sherpa village of Everest Region. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4930m); 5-6hours

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch: In between your trek to onward destination.

Dinner at: Lodge/Teahouse for overnight stay.

Total walking hours: 5 to 6 hours.

From Pheriche the trail gradually goes uphill to Duglha offering stunning view of Tawachee and Cholatse. From Duglha the trail goes towards Khumbu glacier for an hour and then turns to the village of Lobuche. Stay overnight in camp.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 09: Trek to Gorkshep (5140) and Everest Base Camp (5364m) and retrace the path back to Gorakshep.

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch at: Everest Base Camp

Dinner: Lodge/Teahouse at Gorakshep.

After having breakfast the trail gradually goes uphill through the side of Khumbu glacier to Gorakshep. The path to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but offers the spectacular view of Mt Pumori and Everest Base Camp. Following the Khumbu glacier the trek continues. The path here can be confusing, so it is better to follow the Sherpa. Each year the trail changes due to the movement of glaciers. The walk is quite tiring as it goes through rocky dunes, moraine and streams till you reach the Base Camp. Due to high altitude and thin air you too may face some breathing problem. After having a grand time here we will retrace our path back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 10: Trek to Kalapathar (5545m) and descend down to Dingboche (4240m); 8-9 hours

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch at: On the way.

Dinner: Lodge/Teahouse at Dingboche.

Early in the morning we will hike to Kalapathar to witness a 360degree panorama of regal mountain peaks. This rocky peak with the altitude of 5545m gives the joy and sense of self-satisfaction which is beyond imagination. From here the Everest looks amazing and the panoramic view of Khumbu glacier seen in the south sweeps you up. After having our breakfast in Gorakshep we will trek down to Dhugla and then to the valley floor of Dingboche. Stay overnight in hotel.

Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

 

Day 11: Trek to Namche (3450m)

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch at: On the way.

Dinner: Lodge/Teahouse at Namche.

Leaving Dingboche behind us the trail drop down following Dudh Koshi River through the birch and rhododendron forest we will ultimately takes us to Namche for overnight stay. The road follows the same route back to Namche.

Included Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.

 

Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2800m)

Breakfast at: Same lodge/Teahouse of overnight stay.

Lunch at: On the way.

Dinner: Lodge/Teahouse at Lukla.

Following the Dudh Koshi River we will retrace our path back to Lukla. This is the last day of our epic trek. Stay overnight in hotel.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu

Early in the morning we will catch a scenic flight back to Kathmandu over the Himalayas. After having lunch we will have plenty of time for sightseeing and shopping.

Included meals: Breakfast.

Day 14: Farewell

You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey.

NOTE: The trekkers are recommend to arrive a day earlier at Kathmandu before the start of Trek. It is because arriving a day earlier gives you ample time for rest and also you can buy the necessary trekking gears in Kathmandu in case you haven’t brought it with you. Also it is better if you are prepared for the unforeseeable weather of Everest Region with some additional days besides the trip schedule so that you won’t miss your International flight even if the Lukla flight is delayed or cancelled. We will offer you welcome dinner in Kathmandu on your arrival day and due to any reasons if the welcome dinner cannot be provided the following day then we will offer you farewell dinner before your departure.

All our trekking packages are fully customizable. We can accommodate the trekking packages according to the preference and requirements of the customer. The above provided template is just a demonstration of what we offer. 

 

NOTE:   During the trip, the unpredictable factors like, weather, local politics, transport and many more which are beyond our control can bring some change in the itinerary. In such case, if the alternation in the itinerary is necessary, then the trek leader will decide for the best alternative with the consent and interest of the whole group. If the change occurs we will do our best to minimize its effect; however the company cannot be responsible for the results of changes and delays.  


Cost Includes

  • ·         Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • ·         Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
  • ·         Stays in clean lodge/guest houses during the trek in twin sharing basis.
  • ·         Three meals per day which includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • ·         Seasonal fresh fruit during the trek.
  • ·         Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(6:1)
  • ·         One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • ·         Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • ·         Actual Adventure duffel bag and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • ·         Actual Adventure T-shirt as a souvenir of Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • ·         Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • ·         All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
  • ·         Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • ·         All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • ×        Tips for guides porters and drivers
  • ×        Nepalese visa fee.
  • ×        Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • ×        Extra luggage charge.
  • ×        Hot showers during the trek.
  • ×        Personal trekking equipments.
  • ×        Personal travel insurance.
  • ×        International Airfare fees.
  • ×        Extra costs for internet and phone calls (if any).
  • ×        Person expenses not included in the itinerary.

 

Cost & Departure

 

Small Group Journey (Monthly Departure)

Upcoming Trip Departure

 

•             Guaranteed - Trip is guaranteed to run

•             Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

•             Limited - only few spaces available

 

Please note the following:

•             The services start only after your arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

•             Single supplement will cost you USD 425

•             Personal Porter will cost you USD 399

 

Private Journey

 

Tailor Made Journey

The mentioned price for the trek mentioned in our website is price per person or small group. We can also tailor made the journey as according to your size of group and also customize private Everest Base Camp Trek for you with your family and friends. We do provide certain percent discount for bigger groups as well. The rate of discount increases with additional number of people in your group. Bigger groups are highly encouraged for better rates. 

Nepal Visa Information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

 

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee

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

 

Gratis (Free) Visa

For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.

 Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals

As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:

  • Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
  • Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
  • Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

More Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal. 

Transportation, Flight and Arrival Information

 We will send our representatives from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd at Tribhuvan International Airport a bit earlier than your arrival. As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport and complete your immigration process you will see our representatives holding a placard of your and company’s name. They will welcome you in a Nepali style offering some flowers and then transfer you to the hotel in our own private luxurious vehicle. You will meet rest of the team members in the hotel. The next day you will have your breakfast at the hotel or drive to the airport for your flight to Lukladepending upon the flight schedule. The costs includes Airport to Hotel pickup and drop for both domestic and international flights.  You will meet the rest of the team members in Lukla and only guide will be going along with you from Kathmandu.

Accommodations

The accommodations during Kathmandu will be provided in standard 3 star hotels. However accommodations during the trek will be provided in Tea houses or lodges. All the accommodations will be provided on twin sharing basis. In Kathmandu you will get luxurious rooms with attached bathrooms and other luxury facilities. But, it might not be possible during the trek. You will be provided with clean and comfortable accommodations but in the mountain region there might not be facilities of attached bathrooms in the lodge or guest houses and also you may have to pay extra charges for hot water as well. We will try our best to provide you the best available services as far as possible. Single supplement rooms can also be provided on request but may not be available on higher altitude.

Meals

All meals during the trek will be provided by the company. The meals are provided three times a day that includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The breakfast is provided at the same lodge/teahouse where you had your overnight stay; Lunch is provided on the way and dinner at the last stop of the day where you will have your overnight stay. Since, all the tea houses/ lodges are run by the local people they have the similar food items on the menu. The tea houses mostly serve the local Nepali dishes and also offer some common Indian and continental food items as well. You can choose your food as according to the menu. We advise you to give a try to local food items and treat your taste buds with new flavors. Since, most of the food items are made up of locally grown it is healthy and organic as well. The breakfast during Everest Base Camp Trek usually consists of toast, eggs, potatoes, and tea or coffee. Some tea houses offers instantly made chapattis or Porridge instead of toast.  The lunch and dinner usually consists of typical Nepali food called Dal Bhat (cooked Lentils and Rice) including vegetables and pickles or you can also choose noodles, pastas, soups and other items. Since every food items are made by the local people you may not get that exact taste in the dishes other than local dishes.

Drinking water

Water is an essential part of your trek. You need to drink plenty of water during your.  Most of the diseases during your trek are caused by drinking impure water. However it is not that the water in the mountain region is impure. It is natural and clean the people there consume it direct from the tap. But, since you are not used to you may get directly affected and consuming water direct from the tap might ruin your trek. Here are the tips for consuming water during Everest Base Camp Trek.

1. Mineral Water/ Bottled water.

Mineral water or Bottled water is available at most of the tea houses. The bottled water costs normally 1 Dollar per liter. If you find it in any tea houses it is better to carry an extra bottle because it may not be available anywhere during the trek.

2. Boiled Water

Drinking boiled water is probably the best method while trekking in the mountains. It is highly effective treatment for killing the bacteria from the water. You can boil the water in the tea house and carry it along with you during the trek. The tea hoses charges normally one to two dollars to boil the water.

3. Purified Water.

You can bring your own water purification tablets like Aquatabs®, Chlorine tablets, Bhromine Tablets along with you. It helps to save your budget as well.

4. Filtered Water.

You can also use filtered water as well during your Everest Base Camp Trek.  This can be an alternate where boiling is not preferred and also there is not any availability of other purified water. The filters like hand pump are effective in removing protozoa, bacteria and chemicals/toxins from the water but may not be effective removing the viruses.

Leader & Staffs Arrangements with Porter Care

During this Classic Everest Base Camp trek you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guide and porters will join you from Lukla.  We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the trainings like. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders).

 Why do we use Porters?

Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Everest Base Camp Trek. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a small effort from our side to provide them employment opportunity and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for each two members of a group and also provide personal porter on request with additional costs.

Why don’t we use Yak as Porters?

During your Everest Base Camp Trek you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porter. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis on giving employment opportunities to the local people.

Guide and Porter info

It is in the hand of guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life time whereas a bad can ruin your trek and make it the worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced a passionate trekking guides, expedition leader, porters and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have the detailed information of our guides in the company’s Trip Management Team (Field Staff).

 

Equipment’s & Packing List

Proper equipment and packing is very necessary during the trek. No proper trekking gears can ruin your trekking experience. You will need following trekking gears and equipments for Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.

  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Fleece or wool trousers/pants
  • Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Footwear for around camp, example, running shoes and/or sandals
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Wind cheater jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Thermal gloves
  • Underwear
  • Shorts
  • Cotton trousers/pants
  • Thermal bottoms
  • Sun hat or scarf or Hat or light balaclava
  • T-shirts
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses with UV protection (opt to but this at your home country)
  • Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
  • Head lamp, spare bulbs & batteries
  • Small padlock to lock trek bag
  • Plastic bags
  • Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
  • Camping mattress
  • Water bottles
  • Small wash towel
  • Footwear (see footwear section below for details)
  • Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Toiletries
  • Basic first aid kit

Details packing list Download PDF

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

●      Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)

●      Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)

●      Long underwear pants (2)

●      Underwear (5 to 7)

●      Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket

●      Long sleeve shirts (2)

●      Sweatshirt (optional)

●      Fleece Pants

●      Trekking Pants (2)

●      Shorts (optional)

●      Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood

●      Rain Poncho that covers your day pack

●      Waterproof Pants

●      Wide brimmed hat

●      Wool hat (Should cover ears)or Balaclava

●      Lightwight Gloves

●      Insulated Wool or Down Mittens

●      Gaiters (optional)

 FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

●      Hiking boots with ankle support

●      Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes 

●      Plastic bag to carry spare shoes

●      Hiking socks (10)

●      Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG

●      Sleeping bag rated to  -15° C/ 0° f

●      Sleeping bag liner (optional)

●      Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

●      Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)

●      Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail

●      Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack

●      Waterproof cover for daypack

●      Drybags in several sizes

●      Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

 ●      Advil or Ibuprofen

●      Diamox (for altitude sickness)

●      Personal Prescriptions

●      Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)

●      Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)

●      Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)

●      Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)

●      Wet wipes

●      Panty Liners and Tampons

●      Face lotion

●      Hair brush

●      Hair ties

●      Hand warmers

●      Ear plugs for sleeping

PAPERWORK AND MONEY ON THE TRAIL

●      Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)

●      Spending Money

●      One Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit)

OTHER ITEMS

●      Portable Solar Charger

●      Journal, pen and paper

Equipment Buy in Kathmandu

If you have not brought any of these equipments then you can also buy this in Kathmandu as well. If you need help our guides will help you to buy the trekking gears in Kathmandu. You can find the wide range of varieties while buying the trekking gears in Kathmandu. The qualities of the trekking gears are similar to that you get in your countries. You can also find medium quality gears at cheaper rates as well. You can find all types of trekking gears in Thamel which is the main street for backpackers and trekkers in Nepal.

Equipment Hire in Kathmandu.

You can also hire the equipments and trekking gears in Kathmandu as well. But we recommend you to bring your own equipments as far as possible. You will have a better experience in your own equipments’ rather that hiring the used equipments’. However, hiring trekking gears can be a great idea for backpackers and budgeted trekkers since hiring trekking gears can be a lot cheaper than buying.  Have a look to the cost of hiking and trekking gears in Kathmandu.

  Gears

   Size & Temperature

   Cost per items

Sleeping bag

10°C to -15°C

USD 1 per day rent

Down Jacket

5°C to -10°C

USD 1 per day rent

Hiking boots

Any size

USD 1 per day rent

Backpack

55ltr to 65ltr

USD 45-65 per bag

Daypack 

25ltr-35ltr 

USD 25-35 per bag

Hiking shorts

Any size

USD 20-25 per piece

Hiking pants

Any size

USD 25 - 30 per piece

Hiking shirts

Any size

USD 15 - 20 per piece

Thermal set

Any size

USD 10-15 per pair

Warm fleece upper wear and bottom

Any size

USD 20-25 per pear

Warm hat

Any size

USD 3-5 per piece

Trekking pole

Any size

USD 5 - 10 per pair

Wind-proof gloves

Any size

USD 5 - 10 per pair

Woolen hiking shocks

Any size

USD 2-4 per pair

Scarf

Any size

USD 2 - 5 per piece

Sun Glasses

Any size

USD 5 - 10 per piece

Head light 

Any size

USD 15 - 20

Water Bottle

Any size

USD 3 - 7 per bottle

 Extra Days in Nepal

We advise you to include some extra days other than your trek schedule. It is because the weather of Everest Region is unpredictable and the flights to Lukla often gets delayed or cancelled. Having extra days in your trek schedule helps you to not miss your international flights.

Extra Costs and Inclusions.

We suggest you to have some extra amount with you cash or credit card that will help you to cover the unforeseen circumstances. Here are some extra costs and an inclusion if in case happens.

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any unforeseen cause like flight cancellation, weather conditions or any other should be paid by the trekkers themselves. 
  • Nepal entry visa ($40 USD).
  • All the meals are included on the trek and only breakfast and welcome dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
  • The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.

 

Booking and Client Safety.

As a reputed travel agency in Nepal, Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd is the one you can always count on when it comes to your safety and booking procedures. We make sure that your money is in the right hand and you can always trust us. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has the following booking terms and conditions. If your booking is accepted by us then a contract is deemed to exist between you and The Actual Adventure Ltd. At this point we will send you a confirmation invoice showing the amount of deposit received and your final balance due. Now you can go ahead and book your international flights and obtain trekking and travel insurance.

 Booking process Conditions:

 While making your trip with us, you are requested to deposit at least 30% of the total amount prior to 30 days of your arrival and the remaining amount can be submitted in the office upon arrival.

 Booking Process

 To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below.

Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us

Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price.

Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.

Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if                   necessary)

 Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek.

 Payment for Your Trip

 Dollar Account

Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
Currency General Account (USD) 016-010 100 23199 
Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

NPR Currency Only

Actual Adventure (P) Ltd.

Branch Code: 016 A/C No. 01030026257 
Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

 For Indian Currency

 Kedar Neupane

A/C No.: 17715241406570 NPR

Nepal SBI Bank Ltd.

26 Durbar Marg
P.O.Box. No. 6049 GPO, Kathmandu
Phone: +977-14253243 / 4230809
Swift No. NSBINPKA

 

Payment Note|: Please Call or Text US (+9779851012358) before to process Payment

 

·         Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.

·         30% of the total price is required at least a month in advance for confirmation of the tour booking.

·         Can Pay as below Link ( Pay now)

·         Remaining payment can be made after your arrival.

 

Cancellation Policy.


If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances, the company will refund only 70% of the deposited amount. However if you inform prior to 30 days before the trek no cancelation charge will be taken.

Cancellation Policy:

Treks & tours booked and subsequently cancelled are subject to cancellation charges as follow:-

45 days prior:

No cancellation charge.

Within 30 days:

20%

Within 15 days:

30%

Within 7 days -48 hrs. before  :

50%

Less than 48 hrs or no show :

100%

 

 

 

Useful Matter

Early Termination of a Trek.

 

Sometimes the trek ends before the scheduled itinerary due to several reasons regarding health or any other personal issues of the trekkers. If in case, early termination of the trek happens please note that we cannot offer refunds for unused days. It is because we have to pay the committed amount to our porters, guides and other team members.

 

Program Change/ Delay: 
The departure scheduled would be changed on any unavoidable circumstance like weather hazards, trail slides, soil erosion, avalanches, sudden sickness, etc. The program can be customized as per the interest of the clients.

NOTE: 

 During the trip, the unpredictable factors like, weather, local politics, transport and many more which are beyond our control can bring some change in the itinerary. In such case, if the alternation in the itinerary is necessary, then the trek leader will decide for the best alternative with the consent and interest of the whole group. If the change occurs we will do our best to minimize its effect; however the company cannot be responsible for the results of changes and delays. 

 

Training and Fitness for Trekking.

No prior training and experience is required to do Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then it can be an added point to your trek to Everest Base Camp. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.

 

Staying Healthy

Staying healthy and fit is very important when you are trekking to one of the most strenuous trekking destinations. You need to be very careful about your health and health related problems. Here are the following tips you can use to stay healthy during Everest Base Camp Trek.

·         Eat proper and healthy diets.

·         Avoid eating meat and meat products more often.

·         Drink a lot of water.

·         Don’t drink water direct from the resources or without purifying.

·         Starting exercising a month prior to the trek.

·         Take your regular medicines with you.

Take Care of your Feet.

Taking care of your feet is a must when you are going on a trek. Not taking proper care of your feet can ruin your trek. To take care proper care of your feet the following tips might be helpful.

·         Buy good quality comfortable shoes.

·         Clip Your Toenails

·         Apply Powders/Creams/Tapes

·         Wear the Right Socks

·         Wash your feet regularly.

·         Soak your feet for at least 10- 20 minutes at the end of the day.

Getting a Good Night Rest

As it is said ‘Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy and wise’, getting a proper goodnight sleep is very important for everyone. During the trek since your body gets tired after walking all day long a proper sleep is a must. You need to sleep for at least 7-8 hours. A good night sleep helps your body to take rest and recollect the energies that you’ve lost during your trek. For a better sleep we recommend you to carry a sleeping bag with you. The sleeping bag will be provided by the company or you can carry your own if you have. Sleeping Bag is necessary especially when you are trekking to Everest Base Camp because since only basic accommodations are available the blankets might not be enough for you.

 

Acclimatization & Sickness.

Acclimatization is very important when you are trekking to an altitude of more than 3500m.  Proper acclimatization helps to reduce the chances of Altitude Sickness. The itinerary is designed with proper acclimatization that will help your body to adopt the lower oxygen content in the air. Once you reached an altitude of 5000m the oxygen content in the air is less than 50% than that of the sea level. One of the main causes of altitude sickness is staying too long at high altitude without proper acclimatization. If in case you suffer from altitude sickness, the guides will notice the symptoms and then drop you to the lower altitude immediately. You have to inform to your guide if you notice any discomfort or symptoms of AMS. Major altitude sickness might need emergency helicopter rescue so make sure your travel insurance covers all the risk including helicopter rescue.

Note: If you suffer from altitude sickness in the mountain and still want to continue the trek then you can directly call to the office or ask you guide to call to office and make arrangements. In such case you may have to stay at the mountains for some extra days so we suggest you to have at least three extra days than your trek schedule. We charge $70 for extra days in the mountains. Since, there are several groups trekking from the company it is possible for you to join another group during peak seasons. However, it might not be possible during off season and you may have to pay extra charge for the porters and guide.

To know about the symptoms of Altitude sickness the following content might be helpful.

 

Know about Altitude

Hiking or trekking to high altitudes can result altitude sickness and sometimes can be severe as well. So, it is better to have proper acclimatization and stay hydrated and have proper balance diets while trekking to higher altitudes.

 

Symptoms of High Altitude sickness

The symptoms of altitude sickness depend upon various factors. These are the primary symptoms of Altitude sickness that can be cured immediately with certain precautions.

·         lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting

·         exhaustion or weakness

·         dizziness and insomnia

·         pins and needles

·         shortness of breath upon exertion

·         feeling sleepy

·         general malaise

·         swelling of the hands, feet, and face

If the primary symptoms are left untreated it may result to a serious altitude sickness which may need emergency rescue. The following are the major symptoms of AMS.

·         fever

·         A constant headache that doesn’t respond to any painkillers.

·         increased vomiting

·         constant dry cough often with pinkish sputum

·         numbness and dizziness

·         gradual loss of consciousness

 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

No prior training and experience is required to do Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then it can be an added point to your trek to Everest Base Camp. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.

Do and Do Not

Here are some of the things that you have to keep in mind while trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Do’s

·         Walk slowly

·         Drink purified or boiled water.

·         Eat healthy foods.

·         Get proper Acclimatization.

·         Respect local culture and people.

·          Bring your regular medicines and first aid kit.

Don’ts

·         Don’t Get to enthusiastic

·         Don’t drink water direct from resources.

·         Eat Junk Foods

·         Neglect the signs of altitude sickness.

·         Disrespect the local culture and traditions.

Travel Insurance and Evacuation in emergency

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients traveling with our company. The Nepalese Insurance company doesn’t have travel insurance for foreign people so we recommend you to bring the legal documents with you while coming to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the loss due to theft, injury, delay; inconveniences or any other and the company should not have any liabilities for your personal loss. Make sure your travel insurance also compensate emergencies helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies.

  Solo Travelers.

The numbers of Solo travelers are increasing rapidly in recent few years in Nepal. Nepal, being a beautiful and peace loving country is also one of the safest countries for solo travelers. However, the cost for solo traveler might be expensive since single supplement is very difficult to find and are expensive as well in the mountain regions.

Is Solo Travelers Safe in Nepal?

Nepal is one of the safest countries to travel in the world. We see numbers of solo travelers around the streets of the city and trekking areas. Tourism related crimes in Nepal are very less and we Nepalese treat our guests as gods. Even though, it is safe but still you need to be careful while walking to the cities alone during the mid night and we recommend you to hire a guide while trekking.

Is Female Solo Travelers safe in Nepal?

Nepal is generally considered safe for women travelers. Nepal might have a conservative society but the people are open to every kind of cultures which helps to stay true. There haven't been many serious crimes against tourists since few years. Yet, travelers are requested to have considerable care while travelling.

Can you trek in Nepal without a guide?

Nepal requires the use of guides and porters such as in some of the regions such as Inner Dolpo, Kanchenjunga and Upper Mustang due to the areas being restricted. However, places such as the Annapurna Conservation Area and Everest Base Camp do not require guides. But we highly recommend to at least having a guide with you. Since, hiring a guide is very cheap in Nepal and it is not safe to travel alone in the mountain region you need to hire a guide for your personal safety.

Required Permits for Trekking

The permit required for Everest Base Camp Trek like Sagarmatha National Park Permit, and TIMS card will be managed by the company itself. For this you will need to submit your passport sized photo (2 copies) and a photocopy of your passport in the office.

Culture and Custom of Sherpa people

It is highly recommended to our travelers to respect the local culture and custom of Sherpa people. The prayer rocks, walls and flags are meant to be kept to the right at all times. It is a custom to follow what the local people believe.  Also, ask before taking any photographs, many people do not want their photos taken. 

Internet and Communication during Everest Base Camp Trek.

For some trekking can be a short break from social medias and internet whereas for some internet and communication is a means to stay connected with near and dear ones during trekking. While travelling in the remotest areas you may not have facilities of telephone and internet. However, in recent days the Internet and Communication facilities during your trek to Everest Base Camp is improving rapidly. The region now has 3G and 4G coverage as well.

Satellite phone 

If you want to have the best networks throughout your trek to Everest Base Camp you can use satellite phone throughout the trial. You can rent the sat phones or bring your own.

Wi-Fi

Most of the tea houses and lodges now provide Wi-Fi service. You can get free Wi-Fi in Everest View hotel and some of the lodges. But most of the lodges take extra charge for Wi-Fi. They charge you normally $5 for unlimited Wi-Fi coverage. However, the speed of the internet may not be faster like that of the cities.

Mobile data 

Mobile Data can be the cheaper way to get in touch with your family and friends in the Everest Region. You can buy a local sim card from a private company in Nepal and activate your data. The cost od data pack varies per MB. A telecommunication company in Nepal, NCELL has launched 3G connectivity since 2010.  So you can have a better internet experience in the Everest Region through mobile data as well.

Everest Base Camp Trekking FAQ’s

. What is Everest Base Camp trekking?

Everest base camp trekking is the one of the most popular treks in the world. Each year thousands of tourist visit Nepal for Everest base camp trekking. Everest Base Camp trekking is trekking to the base camp of world’s highest summit Mt.Everest. This trek was set off for the first time by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953.  It is one of the most beautiful and famous journey of Nepal.

 

2. Where does Everest Base Camp lies?

Everest Base cam lies in SoluKhumbu region of Nepal. Along with Mt.Everest the UNESCO world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park also lies there. This district is also known for unique Sherpa cultures. It has 8 municipalities where 1 is urban and other 7 are rural. Different caste groups such as Bhramin, Chhetries, Sherpa’s can be found in this region.

 

3. What is the altitude of Everest Base Camp?

The Everest base camp lies at an altitude of 5380m (17600ft) above the sea level.

 

4. What is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is spring i.e. (from March to May) or during autumn i.e. (September to December) the temperature in these seasons guarantees promising and breathtaking views. However temperature reaches below 0 in December yet we can enjoy the mesmerizing views. But you need to be prepared with the proper clothing for some potentiality of the very low temperatures. October is also traditionally best time for trekking as the temperature is moderate and offers us with the best views.

 

5. What will be the average size of the groups trekking to Everest Base camp?

We normally organize trekking for 2-16 people in a group. We can also customize the size of the people according to your preferences. Our group contains people of all nationalities.

 

6. What accommodation will you provide during the trek?

Our accommodation will be in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and during our trek we will be staying in lodges and guest houses. Our accommodation will be in twin share basis. If you want single supplement then you will be charged extra fee. All our accommodations in Kathmandu will have attached washrooms whereas during our trek most of the teahouses may have shared washrooms. Our team will try to serve you with best available facilities.

 

7. What are the main highlights of the trek?

Everest Base camp offers you with so many mesmerizing views. Everest Base Camp itself is a heaven placed high among the clouds. Reaching there fills your soul with peace and lots of positive energies. The major highlights of Everest base camp are the highest view point on earth Kalapatthar, Tengboche Monastery,Mt.Everest,Mt.Pumori,Mt.Lhotse and other highest mountains  also including the wildlife, Agriculture of Khumbu region and most of all the loving and friendly Sherpas with their warm hospitality.

8.  Do I need to have prior trekking experience to trek to Everest Base Camp?

If you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then you can trek to Everest Base Camp. There is no such experience required. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day then you can easily trek to the base camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need

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