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Trip Fact

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

Introduction & Overview Of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek 

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Daysis one of the most popular treks in the world. Among the entire greatest walk in the world The Classic walk to the Everest Base Campfollowing the footsteps of legendary climbers is the most iconic one. If walking is the part of your lifestyle then walking through the most exotic landscape of Khumbu region must be in your wish-list. 

This Classic Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Daysgoes through the legendry footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillaryand Tenzing Norgayand gives plentiful time to get adapted with the prevailing environmental circumstances and enjoy the out of this world view. The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek 14Days starts with a short airstrip from Kathmandu to Lukla through the Himalayas. Landing the aircraft in Lukla airport is regarded as one of the challenging tasks, but thanks to our experienced pilot as they are extraordinarily skillful landing the plane in short steep runway. 

The real Classic Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Daysbegin from Lukla. We will start with a gradual uphill walk through alpine forests and Sherpa villageswhich ultimately takes us to Namche Bazaar. Namcheis largest Sherpa settlement is whole Khumbu regionwhere you will find numbers of restaurants and cafes.  You can also find varieties of foods and drinks here like coffee and brownie. Namche Bazaaris an ideal place for getting acclimatized. Leaving Namche behind us we will cross Dudh Koshi River and climb to Tengboche which is known for its monastery set in the lap of Ama Dablam, Everestand Lhotse. From here we will make our trek to Dingbochewhere you will have your second acclimatization day and then to Gorakshepwhich ultimately takes to Kala patthar. The view of Everestalong with many other Himalayan giants seen from here is just splendid. After this we will retrace our path back to Luklaand fly back to Kathmanduwhere this larger than life journey comes to an end.

Major Trekking Route and Destination of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.

The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek goes on the following route and destinations. 

Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche-Namche Acclimatization-Tengboche-Dingboche-Dingboche Acclimatization-Lobuche- EBC- Gorakshep- Kalapatthar-Pheriche-Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu. 


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Among the entire greatest walk in the world The Classic walk to the Everest Base Camp following the footsteps of legendary climbers is the most iconic one. If walking is the part of your lifestyle then walking through the most exotic landscape of Khumbu region must be in your wish-list.

This lodge base trek goes through the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and gives plentiful time to get adapted with the prevailing environmental circumstances and enjoy the out of this world view. The trek starts with a short airstrip from Kathmandu to Lukla through the Himalayas. Landing the aircraft in Lukla airport is regarded as one of the challenging tasks, but thanks to our experienced pilot as they are extraordinarily skillful landing the plane in short steep runway.

It is from Lukla where the real walk begins. We will start with a gradual uphill walk through a alpine forests and Sherpa villages which ultimately takes us to Namche Bazaar. Namche is largest Sherpa settlement is whole Khumbu region where you will find Illy coffee and brownie are available and ideal place for getting acclimatized. Leaving Namche behind us we will cross Dudh Koshi River and climb to Tengboche which is known for its monastery set in the lap of Ama Dablam, Everest and Lhotse. From here we will make our Periche and then to Gorakshep which ultimately takes to Kala patthar. The view of Everest along with many other Himalayan giants seen from here is just splendid. After this we will retrace our path back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu where this larger than life journey comes to an end.

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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.

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.  

 

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.

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 Train your body for the Everest trek

You do not have to be an exclusive athlete to be able to trek to EBC. But you have to be fit enough to enjoy the long walks and to wake up without a sore body. Some of the ways you can train your body are:
  • Start exercising about 4-6 weeks before the trek.
  • Do Cardio exercises like running, walking, swimming or cycling.
  • Carry a backpack while doing cardio exercises.
  • Strengthen your muscles by doing squats, pull-ups, push ups, dead lifts, etc.
  • Avoid over-exercising. The aim is to increase physical stamina and lung capacity.

What to pack for Everest Trek

You will need several equipment for the trek. The below is a generous list and you may include or avoid according to your needs. The trekking gears you must have:
  • 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)

You will also need the following during the trek.

  • 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

Detailed Day to Day Itinerary for Classic 14 days Everest Trekking 

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,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,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.  

 

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.

 

 

 

Included in the cost

·            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.

•                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. 

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

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 to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.

9. What are the meals included during the trek?

 All meals are provided during the trek. Breakfast and dinner will be provided on our stay to the next destination where as we will have our lunch during our trails. We will also provide tea and coffees where we will have rest. We can get variety of Nepali and continental dishes in lower elevations but we may not be able to get continental dishes is higher elevations so we will be served with authentic Nepali cuisines.  

10.  Who will carry my stuffs?

If you are travelling with us then you don’t have to worry about carrying your stuffs. Our       porter will carry all your stuffs. We will provide you porter who will carry up to 15- 25kgs.

11.   Should I have travel insurance? 

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.

12.   Do I get to charge my phones and cameras?

In some of the lodges and trekking houses they provide you the facility to charge your phones and cameras by taking a very small amount of charging fee. But some of the areas might have electricity problems so, we suggest you to bring extra batteries.

13.   Is there any age limit to trek to Everest Base Camp?

There isn’t any age limit to trek to Everest Base Camp. If your physical condition is good and if you have ability to walk for few hours for several days then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start preparing for the trek few months earlier by doing some exercises  like running, skipping, jogging etc and also by taking some healthy and energy boosting diets. We also suggest you to consult to your doctor once before the trek.

14.  Can domestic Flight get cancelled or delayed?

The weather forecast of Lukla is beyond prediction.  Thus, due to bad weather flight might be delayed for several days sometimes. If it disturbs your trip at the beginning then you are free to choose any other alternative trips. We will look for the best alternative for you taking into considerations of the whole group if it occurs during the trip. 

15. Can I get a shower along the trek?

There are shower facilities in guest houses and lodges.  They have gas and solar heating systems. But in some of the villages they use fire wood to boil waters and provide buckets as shower facilities.

16. Can I communicate with my friends and relatives during the trek?

You can communicate with your friends and relatives. You can purchase local sim cards such as NTC, NCEll and use them to communicate and also you can use the internet. Only some of the areas might have network problems. Some of the lodges also have Wi-Fi facilities. 

17. Is guide compulsory? 

It is not compulsory to have a guide but it may not be safe at the higher elevations to travel alone. So, we recommend you to hire a guide and a porter. If you do so there are less chances of getting lost and you will get to know more about the places well. The guide will help to rescue you if you fall sick or injured during the trek. 

18.  Is tipping compulsory?

Tipping is a way of showing gratitude and appreciation. Though it is not compulsory in Nepal. Your small appreciation to our guides, porters, drivers and other staffs will give some positive vibes towards their work. 

 19. What are the chances of getting lost?

If you travel with our guide then there is very less chance of getting lost. But if you are planning to travel alone then you might miss the way. There are so many confusing trials where we have to follow our guide carefully. 

20.  Are ATM machines available during the trek?

ATM machines are available in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. But we suggest you to carry some amount of cash with you because sometimes the machines might be out of service.

21. Do I need to bring my own trekking instruments?

 You will also get trekking instruments on rent in Kathmandu. But we think it is more convenient to use our own instruments. So we suggest you to bring your own instruments if possible or you can also purchase it in Nepal. 

22. What are the documents and paper required while trekking to Everest Base camp?

 The documents and paper that are required to trek to Everest Base Camp are heath certificate, travel insurance, and PP size photos to obtain the trekking permits like TIMS (trekking information management system). 

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first time visit KTM and I dont have any idea how it would be when we get there.but i suprise i did not think is that easy,as soon we got out from the airport sujane is waiting for us,and we met Binod too .welcome us with the beautiful flowers.then procced to their hotel.ALPINE HOTEL.

and theres mr Kedar waiting for us,

The whole trip is perfect with nice guide BInod his so kind he treat us very well.good porter delip and tikka,

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Having booked online, and only spoken to an cheerful and confident Kedar Neupane of Actual Adventures, we did arrive in Kathmandu with some trepidation of what was in store.

Our unfounded fears turned to extreme satisfaction over the next 14 days when three families and a friend trekked to the Everest Base Camp, cheerfully and ably guided by Binod Nepal. 

Responsive, responsible, happy and fully in command, Binod successfully managed this amateur motely group. Requests were always fulfilled to satisfaction. Unusual and untimely ones too! Always with a smile. 

Our abrupt changes in plan were heeded to, at no extra cost!

Our assistant guides Anurag and Dilip were equally helpful. The porters were happy youngsters who also exchanged pleasantries throughout the trek.

No hesitation in recommending Actual Adventures for a wonderful time on the Himalayas!

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