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Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

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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Trip Length: 14 days

Activities: Guided Trekking tour 

Trek Luggage: Carried by local porter 

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous  

Acclimatization: 2 days before EBC 

Max Elevation: 5,364m Everest Base Camp  

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Twin Room (Lodge)  

Flight :Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Best Month : Feb-May and Sep-Dec

Battery Recharge:Everyday 

Wi-Fi: Every day 

Group Size: 02 Minimum -15 Maximum

Introduction & Overview of 14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek 

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days is one of the most popular treks in the world. 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 Classic Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days goes through the legendry 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 Classic Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days 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 Days begin from Lukla. We will start with a gradual uphill walk through 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 numbers of restaurants and cafes.  You can also find varieties of foods and drinks here like coffee and brownie. Namche Bazaar is 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, Everest and Lhotse. From here we will make our trek to Dingboche where you will have your second acclimatization day 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.Major Trekking Route and Destination of Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek goes on the following route and destinations.

Major Route Cover : Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche-Namche Acclimatization-Tengboche-Dingboche-Dingboche Acclimatization-Lobuche- EBC- Gorakshep- Kalapatthar-Pheriche-Namche-Lukla-Kathmandu. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulties.

Climbing new heights is a matter of appreciation and pride. However it is not an easy task, there may be several difficulties to be overcome to get success. Although no prior trekking experience is needed for doing EBC trek one must be physically fit. Since, you will be trekking to more than 5000 m there may be risk of getting altitude sickness. To avoid this make sure you are having proper diet a month prior to the trek. To do this trek one must be able to walk 5-6 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain with numerous ups and down trials. If you can walk up to 5-6 hours a day then Everest Base Camp Trek is not difficult for you.

However, for those who do not have required physical fitness but eager to see Mt.Everest close, we do have special packages designed for them. Please let us know if you have any queries about Everest Base Camp Trek.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek

  •   Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  •   Breathtaking flight to Lukla with breathtaking views.
  •   Warm hospitality of Sherpa people.
  •   Get familiar with the Sherpa culture and traditions. 
  •   Experience local lifestyle at teahouses.
  •   Visit Tengboche Monastery.
  •   Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  •   Hike up to Kala Patthar (5555m) & Nangkartshang Peak (5083)m
  •   Trek to Everest base camp and Khumbu glacier.
  •   Get close to the world's highest mountains. Mt.Everest (8848m)

Outline Itinerary for 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek 


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 
Day 02: fly to lukla, trek to Phakding 30 minutes flight, 3-4 hrs. Trek.
Day o3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar.  5- 6 hours trek.
Day 04: Acclimatization day- Namche Bazaar 
Day 05: namche bazar to tengboche 2-4 hrs.
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche 5-6 hrs.
Day 07: Dingboche, Acclimatization
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche , 4-5 hrs
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep 
Day 10: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar to Pherice, 7-8 hrs.
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazar 6-7 hrs.
Day 12: Namche Bazar to Lukla 6-7 hrs.
Day 13:  Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 14;Final Departure from Kathmandu

Small Group Journey (Monthly Departure) Upcoming Trip Departure please look Departure Page 

 •             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

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 Travel Tips

Choosing Nepal as your travel destination is one of the best decision that one has to take once in a life. As Nepal offers you so many wonderful travel destinations, fun, adventures and much more once in Nepal is not enough but you have to be well planned and informative about your activities in Nepal before you take off. Nepal is naturally and culturally diverse country and has its distinct identity to the world. Here are some of the travel tips which may help you before you plan your trip for Nepal.

How to enter Nepal?

You can fly to Nepal from your nearest international airport or you can fly to India and get a direct bus to Kathmandu. Many countries now have a direct flight to Kathmandu. During peak tourist season the tickets gets expensive in this case you can book your ticket early or another cheap option is to fly to India and get a bus or flight.

 

Get a visa or be prepared for queues at the Airport.

Nepalese visa can be obtain at Tribhuvan International Airport on arrival but don’t expect it that easy in peak tourist seasons. You will have to queue for a long time and complete certain procedures, pay fee and then you will get your visa. It is better if you get your visa from an embassy before coming to Nepal. And you might have to wait to collect your baggage for an hour minimum depending the time of your arrival.

Kathmandu’s Pollution “Sorry to share “

Kathmandu being a capital of Nepal is also one of the most populated cities in the world. Nepal is a beautiful country but you may find the capital city a bit different than the rest of Nepal. It’s not that Kathmandu is the worst city but also not as better as the areas you will visit. Because it is the capital of Nepal and major hub for the people all over Nepal you can see the chaos of people in the market areas and because a lot of construction works are going on you may find the city polluted. So, we advise you to wear a mask while roaming around the city.  

UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 Once you visit in Nepal don’t forget to visit the UNESCO world heritage sites and do make your itinerary accordingly. The heritages sites are full of history, fine arts, cultures and crafts and you won’t regret visiting it.  There are numbers of world heritage sites in Nepal rich in art and cultures which are very important to be taken care of not only for Nepal but for the whole world. The major sites inside Kathmandu valley are Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple and many more. Visiting the UNESCO world heritage site is a must if you are visiting Nepal.

Don’t Drink Tap Water

Nepalese are used to drinking water directly from the tap or any sources of water so they don’t get affected. But it is better if you avoid drinking water directly from the tap or any except boiled and bottled mineral water because you are not used to it and it may affect your health. After all ‘Prevention is better than Cure’.

Foods in Nepal

Along with so many adventures and exciting travel destinations, Nepal also offers you with so many varieties of delicious cuisines. Do try varieties of foods while travelling to Nepal and give your taste buds a different and a unique taste. You will also find numbers of restaurants serving international cuisines and have the pleasure of trying world famous dishes in Nepal.

Electricity and Internet in Nepal

The electricity problem has been improving in context of few years ago but still there might be load shedding. The hotels have inverter and generators so there might not be problem in city areas. To stay connected via internet you can buy the local Sim- card. The internet facilities have been improving in Nepal you can get wifi in almost all of the hotels and cafes but the speed might not be as per your expectations but works satisfactory.

Safer to travel with an agency in Nepal

It is not that riskier to travel alone as we see numbers of solo travelers along the streets but if you travel with an agency it is much more comfortable and safer for you. You will not need to worry about documentations, accommodations, transportation and many more. There is also very less chance of getting lost or theft. After all ‘Prevention is better than cure’. 

Contribute to the Locals.

As Nepal is a developing country the per capita income of the people here is very lower than other many countries. If you are travelling to the remote areas then we suggest you to stay in home stays. As it is the source of income for most of the people and your small contribution will help to boost up the local economy.

Responsible Travel:
“Leave only foot-prints, take only photographs” is our principle. We are striving in promoting sustainable tourism. Therefore, our clients are requested to follow minimum impact code while in the trip so that both host (local nature, culture and people) and the travelers benefit for the indefinite years ahead. Our clients are highly encouraged to preserve and conserve nature and natural beauty, respect local people and culture, privacy, stop pollution, protect wildlife and conserve forest. The guests will keep their eyes, ears and mind open, not only to learn from their hosts, but also encourage right behavior. Hence, be a good example for others; spread the word about sustainable tourism.

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 Day  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 01 : 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 customization. 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 02:   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.

Cost Include

  • 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 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)
  • Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
  • Seasonable fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)
  • 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.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • 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.
  • Person expenses not included in the itinerary.

How to Book Holidays

If you would like to book one of your holidays to enjoy Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India please carefully read this section especially our Terms & Conditions.

We hearten you to book as soon as possible to make sure you get the holiday you would like to join us, frequently we might have problem to secure flights at the last minute especially for pro, Lasha, Lukla, Jomsom , Phaplu ,Juphal , Jumla . If you would like to book a trip then you can concern with Actual Adventure Reservation Staff to find out the current trek status. We will respond by sending you a Pre-Trip feedback form and Booking Form. You can email or post these forms back to us along with your non refundable deposit of $ 200.

 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.

To book your trip with us, Please follow the steps below:

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

Step 2 Discuss about your tour package with us and final the price and itinerary

Step 3 Pay to confirm your trip

Step 4 Send us your document(if necessary)

Step 5 Start your tour

 How to Pay as advance ?

Our company usually charges 30% of local tour fee as deposit. If your tour package include air tickets, you are kindly required to pay 15%-20% of local tour fee plus 100% of air fare. As regards to the rest of your tour fee, you can pay after your arrival.

Our company does not accept leave a part of tour fee at the end of your trip. All the trip fee are required to be fully paid  before your trip start.

Available Payment Methods

(Important Notice: Travelers are kindly required to pay for the full deposit to our account, the banking charges will be on the travelers account. Our company will confirm the amount of deposit based on actual amount we received. If the actual amount we received is less than the required amount, our company will ask travelers to pay the difference when they are in China)

By wire transfer to our company account

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

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.

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 Lukla depending 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%

 

 

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 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).

 Best Time to Travel or Trekking in Nepal ?

 The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is during March - May & Sept – Dec. The weather during this time is most favorable and offers promising views. However, Everest Base Camp can be visited at any time during the year with proper equipment’s and precautions. The Everest Region looks absolutely stunning during any time of the year.

 

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The Nepalese Rupee (Nepali: रूपैयाँ, symbol: रू, Rs. code: NPR) is the official currency of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The Nepalese rupee is subdivided into 100 paisa. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal. The bank notes are available on 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 1000 rupees denominations.

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 What currency works in Nepal?

Nepalese Rupee is used all over Nepal.

Can I use Indian Currency in Nepal?

 Some of the shops and hotels also accept Indian currency but the Indian currency of, Rs 200, Rs. 500 and Rs.2000 rupees denominations has been banned in Nepal.

 How can I get currency in Nepal?

 Your travel agent or hotel and they can help you exchange your cash into Nepalese rupees as per the exchange rate generated by Nepal Rastra Bank. This is the easiest way to exchange currency in Nepal. However, if you have a traveler's check you need to visit one of the major banks to do so.

 What is the exchange rate of Nepalese Currency?

 The tentative exchange rate of Nepalese Currency by Nepal Rastrya Bank is shown in the table below. However, the rates keep on fluctuating so it is better to check the rates while exchanging the currencies when you are in Nepal.

  

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Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days

(5/5)

Over all experience: fantastic. One of the best treks experiences I have ever had so far and let me say this. Nature can never go wrong because it is perfect the way it is, and Actual adventure helped us enjoy this !

Actual adventure supported from arrival in Kathmandu to departure from Kathmandu.

Will divide the trek in three phases pre trek, trek phase and post trek.
Pre trek: we had more than enough information about the prep for the trek to get us mentally and physically ready for the trek. And these prep started atleast 4 to 5 months in advance of the trek. And trust me this is needed. The question is will I be able to do the trek if I don't prepare. Well I can but I won't be able to enjoy it as it is a physically demanding trek. We had information on buying the right gear, clothing, prepping for high altitude stay, any emergencies and dealing with it. We were received with a lot of warmth and the KTM airport by actual adventure team.

During the trek, we had a great team of main guide, assistant guides and porters assigned. Each of them extremely well aware of the terrain, well trained and very very patient set of guys. They paid attention in details to requirement of each and every person in group of 10.
The lodges we stayed in and the food we had were all good. Due to high altitude many of us lost our appetite but the guides were extremely supportive.
The main guide would brief us every evening on what to expect next day give us instructions on the preparation.
The guides would always walk in such a way to ensure that between 3 to 4 people there is one of them, Which was very important.

Post trek phase was comfortable with actual adventure supporting with arrangement of sightseeing Ktm. And ensuring that our stay in Ktm was comfortable.

Over all if anybody wants to to EBC PLEASE DO WITH A TRUSTED PARTNER. it is the key to enjoy the experience.

everest base camp trek route

(5/5)

Actual Adventure” Kathmandu organized EBC trek for us in a very professional manner.Right from receiving us at Kathmandu airport( Mr. Sujan had come to recieve us at airport) where we were given traditional welcome with Marigold garlands to dropping us at Ramechhep airport where our flight to Lukla was arranged in a jiffy.
The main Guide “Mr.Deepak” and the assistant guides “Subhash” and “Bisht” were god sent. They took care of us like family members and ensured that we complete the trek successfully and we did ! They informed us about all the important way points and the peaks that we saw along the way.
Our sherpas, “The super humans” could not stop us from feeling surprised each day, with their vigor and enthusiasm, not to talk about their strength !
The accommodation at all stations right from Phakding to Gorakshep was done on twin sharing room basis and was very comfortable. All three meals including a drink( Soft drink) was included through-out the 11 day trek.
Our main guide even modified the itinerary to suit our group’s needs. The actual adventure organizer “Mr. Kedar” was a part of the whatsapp group and kept encouraging us at each station. It energised us and we kept yearning for more and more.
The hotel at Kathmandu was a decent one and was right in the heart of “Thamel” market. The rooms were good and neat .
On our return, we were presented with certificates by “Actuals Adventures” of having completed the EBC trek.
The only improvement which the organizer can do is that they can make it very clear at the time of booking itself that the flight to Lukla would be from Ramechhap airport and not Kathmandu airport. Because we were given an impression that the cost was inclusive of airfare from KTM to LUKLA.
All in all, we were very happy with Actuals Adventures hospitality and its organizing capabilities.

Incredible Everest base camp experience

(5/5)

They had me at namaste! Very well organised trekking tour! Warm welcome at the airport from Company owner Kedar and his bro Sujan and my guide Lakpa to start with, Lakpa was simply the best guide of the himalaya’s, I couldn’t have achieved Everest base camp trek  without Lakpa! I can’t thank him enough for everything he did for me, Highly recommended and I can’t wait to go back to Nepal to see more mountains!

Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days October

(5/5)

Fabulous service! I walked into the office and was greeted by friendly staff. My needs were addressed right away and in a timely fashion. Sujan was so accommodating and helpful! Great atmosphere and flexible! If I needed something changed he was right on it and so helpful. I was even looking into other activities while I was in Pokhora later on and he was so helpful with suggestions and contacts for when I was there. Over all, great experience with this company. 10/10 recommend. On top of the friendly service they even made sure I was comfortable with tea and comfortable seating! Great information and very knowledgable even about different treks! Made sure I was prepared for my travels and well equipped. Definitely will return next time I'm in Nepal. Very close to Thamel-such a convenient location! Thanks Adventure trek and travel!

EBC a fabulous experience of a lifetime

(5/5)

I trekked to Everest Base Camp with Actual Adventure and it was a super trek of my life time. The organization was extremely good and all the people out there were very friendly and respectful. My Sherpa guide was a fabulous person and very talented he knew almost each and every person of the entire routes and was very friendly with everyone. It was a great pleasure trekking with such wonderful buddies. I highly recommend this company. 

EBC, An experience of a lifetime

(5/5)

My journey to the Everest Base Camp was a never forgetting experience of a lifetime. I did the trek with Actual Adventure Company and they provided a remarkable service. I had travelled to Nepal many times but this was my first trek and actual adventure is always my travel partner. Kedar is always brilliant in terms of management and humble as well. Anyone could be impressed with him on the first meet. The only think I did in the trek was just enjoying my entire journey. Everything was fantastically organized by the team and I had no worries! Trust my experience and choose this company for the best travel experience.

 

“EBC trecking experience”

(5/5)
Most of the treks in the Everest region

It was our first time to visit KTM and do such an extreme trekking. Overall experience throughout our journey to base camp were excellent and hassle free-thanks to Mr. Kedar of Actual Adventure and owner of Alpine Hotel who made it sure that everything is taken care off upon our arrival till we departs Kathmandu. We were so pampered and overwhelmed with how they welcome and assist us on all our needs.

With a very fair price Mr. Kedar appointed a very good and well trained guide - Vinod who does more than he should do. He certainly know the place and every bit of details we require in order for us to make it till EBC. He even assist us during meals making sure that we are all comfortable and all set before he have his own meal. We had a great time with him.

We also have a 2 porter - Dilip and Tikka who always made us laugh even when we are tired. They made our lives easier by carrying load more than the max limit they should bring. We honestly won't finish the trek if not with them.

Well everything about our trip is amazing and worth every cent and time we spent. I would definitely reccomend Mr. Kedar and team for your future travel plans to Kathmandu

regards 
angalo roco 
Madina Quaboos
Muscat, Oman
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Everest Base Camp trek -Feb 2011

(5/5)

Here is the dreaming place, Himalaya!

Even though the clouds were covering some part of Mt. Everest when I arrived Kara-patar,

the trek to go there was special for me.

Beautiful snowy peaks, sound of Yak bells in the wind, “Namaste!”, never changing but

tasty Dal-bhat, and maybe the coldness and headache on the higher ground should never

get out from my memory whole my life.

I used Actual Adventure as the travel agency to get air ticket for Lukla. And I really

appreciate their helpfulness!

I would like to come back some day!

 RYOHEI SHIMIZU

Address : 4-12-1 Sakurada, Kuki, Saitama Japan 

Email : ride.ptp@gmail.com

Everest Base Camp trek - October 2011

(5/5)

We contacted kedar from Thailand a couple of days   before leaving for Nepal to do Everest base camp trek. Based on the testimonial we saw on his website. Kedar was every bit as professional and helpful as we expected him to be. He took care of us while in Katmandu helping us to buy whatever gear we

need making arrangement of our ticket to Lukla as well organizing for us a porter to carry Shweat’s backpack 

Our experience with Balaram was very good. Shweta was a slow trekker, and Balaram was always patiently walking behind her. He would also call upfront to the next destination for the day and ensure that we have a room to stay. He was also very informed about mountains in the Everest region and serve as a Guide as well. Often times he would have a different opinion from us about course of action for the day, but he did not impose it on us,. Also unlike several of the others porters we heard, about, balaram was honest worker who always had interest at heart, at all times. We got a stock in Lukla for 05 days at the end of our Trip, and balaram stayed through it all (even though his contract had expired with us) till he sent us off from Lukla airport.  We really appreciate having Balaram with us during the Entire trek. He was invaluable.

We would strongly recommend the Service from Balaram who work for Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd with Kedar Neupane. For entire trekking in Nepal. 

Regards 

Ajit and Shweta 

Bangkok , Thailand

Everest Base Camp trek 14 days

(5/5)

I had done a lot of looking around online for a professional trekking company at a reasonable price.

I must have contacted 25-30 companies and individuals since it was our first time going to Nepal or doing any kind of trekking like this.

The first person to respond was Kedar. He immediately gave us valuable information and suggestions for improving our trekking plans. Also, he was flexible with scheduling and was able to keep the budget within our range.

He provided us with a very experienced guide, Deepak and a skilled porter named Chardra who were the real troupers in the experience. We had an excellent 11 day trek to Everest Base Camp through the most gorgeous surroundings I have ever seen.

All arrangements were made to our satisfaction and we were left with the memories of a lifetime!

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