Everest Base Camp Trek

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Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) is one of the most popular and visually rewarding treks around the globe and an immense challenge for even the most experienced of trekkers.

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All about the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Conquering the height of Mt. Everest might not be possible for everyone. However, trekking to its base camp can still be an epic adventure. The trek, all the way from Lukla Airport to Everest Base Camp isn’t about what to explore, but how much you can explore. This little world of mountains offers splendid views of some of the tallest peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Whilst looking at the diverse flora and fauna in the Sagarmartha National Park you can also experience the unique culture, tradition, rituals and the lifestyle of the Sherpa people. 

A well developed trekking trail, offering plenty of great accommodation facilities with the special Sherpa hospitality making you feel well looked after. This trek however is a serious and difficult challenge and upon reaching the end goal of Everest Base camp, it will be an emotional and satisfying time. Take it all in and savor the moment.  

The trek winds through the Khumbu region reaching the base of Mt Everest whilst offering trekkers a chance to climb to Kala Patthar which stands at a height of 5545 meters. All of this makes the Everest Base Camp trek a perfect getaway and a dream experience for the most avid of trekkers around the globe.

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The 15 Days Everest Base Camp trek is a full board package that ensures the benefit of all meals and accommodation during the trek with bed and breakfast being included in Kathmandu. We will also provide an English speaking guide and porter to carry your gear. This package also includes a day tour of a UNESCO World heritage site in Kathmandu exploring the city before heading off into the mountains. However, the package can be customised to your requirements, budget and departure date.  

The trip starts with a 30-35 minute flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From there, the journey takes you through mountain valleys, passing through Sherpa Villages until you reach the base of the highest mountain in the world, Mt Everest. If you are looking to spend more time in this wondrous landscape we can also organise the Everest Three high Passes Trek 19 days, or even Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass 18 days.

Join us on the Everest Base Camp trek

  • Our Everest Base Camp includes 2 rest days, giving you more time to acclimatise
  • Our Team in Nepal have been guiding to Everest since 2001. In the spring season, you can meet climbers at base camp.
  • You stay in comfortable lodges (or “Tea Houses”) rather than camping & the fantastic Apsara Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu
  • We take special care of our porters & guides. They are probably the best equipped in Nepal.
  • Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need carry a day pack
  • Prices include all permits
  • You can take advantage of our free duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek.

Experience Required

The Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for keen walkers/trekkers who are able to walk for 4 – 5 hours in a day, with a light rucksack.

Equipment

We can forward a detailed equipment list upon booking. However you can also view our Recommended Equipment for this trip »

Over the years, we have gained an incredible amount of experience and expertise in outdoor equipment and clothing. We have applied this to each trip that we offer and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable items for your trip.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle

  • 3 nights accommodation in the fantastic Aspara Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Full day guided city tour in a private vehicle

  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance

  • Airport transfer for domestic flight

  • Trekking permit and TIMS permit

  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

  • All accommodation whilst on trek (Lodge/Tea house) or Tent on request

  • Fresh fruit after dinner

  • Tea/Coffee

  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses

  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses

  • Insurance of Guide and Porter

  • All required local and government taxes

  • Down jackets, Duffel bag and sleeping bag (if required)

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights to Kathmandu
  • Nepal arrival Visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Personal expenses including mineral water, and alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  1. Arrive at Airport Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

    We welcome you to Nepal. Upon your arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will be greeted by one of our company representatives who will further escort you to the Aspara Boutique Hotel. Later that day (if possible) or the following day, a meeting is scheduled at our head office to brief you the details of your upcoming trek. Here, you will also be introduced to your trekking guides and Sherpas. If your flight arrives on time, we will also take you to one of the most popular local restaurants where you can enjoy Nepali food along with cultural music and ethnic dance. On request, this scheduled dinner can also be postponed to the following day (as per your convenience).

    Meals included: Dinner (Highlights of the day: Nepali food, Cultural music and Ethnic dance.)

  2. 8:00 AM Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)

    The capital, Kathmandu valley itself, is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few hour tours to the major attractions of Kathmandu valley. After spending a few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gears (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    (Highlights of the day: World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square (a historical structure offering architectural wonders), the Pashupatinath temple (a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- lord possessing the power of destruction), Swyambhunath and Boudhanath (a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia. Optional site:Another World Heritage site ‘Patan Durbar Square’ along with other historical masterpieces like Mahabouddha Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and Kumbeshwor Temple.)

  3. 07:00am Day 03: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) (30-35 minute flight and 4 hours walk)

    Early in the morning, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport to board our flight to Lukla (2,800m). It will approximately take 30-35 min to reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Sit back and enjoy the views over the Himalayas. On reaching Lukla Airport, you will be introduced to other trekking members awaiting your arrival and this is followed by breakfast at the lodge. Here, the luggage is prepared for the Porters. Shortly after this, a walk towards Bhaisekharka begins through the stone paved trails where you make your way through numerous prayer rocks while enjoying the flourishing village of Lukla. Here you can capture some of the most beautiful rural scenery on the entire trek. This first and short hike is specifically designed for the purpose of acclimatisation. However, on reaching Phakding also known as the lodge-city, you can freshen up and take a trip to the nearby Monastery (on the west side of the river and half-a-hour from the main part of Phakding. This night will be spent in one of the lodges in Phakding.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Wonderful aerial view of the terrain from the plane, colorful Lukla village, ‘Mani’ prayer rocks, Phakding village and ‘Gompas’ monasteries, downhill and flat trail)

  4. 07:30 AM Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft),(5-6 hours walk)

    After having breakfast at your lodge in Phakding, the trail leads you towards the first suspension bridge of the trek and easy uphill through the settlement of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar, Chumoa to Monju, which is also a gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. Between Phakding and Monju you can enjoy small tea houses and shops. After short National Park formalities at the entrance to the park, the trail drops steeply to the long suspension bridge built across the Dudh Koshi River. We further cross another suspension bridge and continue the walk to the high Hillary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge, the trail leads you uphill to Namche Bazaar- a gateway to Mt. Everest. This uphill trail will give you the first great view of Mt. Everest that is hidden behind Lhotse-Nuptse and other peaks like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru. The night will be spent in a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: small settlements like Zapute, Toktok, Benkar, Chumoa and Monju, Sagarmatha National Park, small tea houses and shops, suspension bridges, steep trail, Namche Bazaar and the very first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Mt. Kusum Khangru.)

  5. 8:00 AM Day 05:Namche Bazaar- a day for acclimatisation

    This is the first day of two days set aside for acclimatisation. Namche is an essential acclimatization stop. It is recommended to stay active than idle. For this you will either be taken to Thame, which is an old Sherpa village or another good option Khumjung/Khunde/Khongde village which further aids acclimatization while allowing you to enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surrounding snow-capped peaks along with Sherpa culture. You will also have enough time to visit the National Park head office, Museum and monastery or you can simply spend your time enjoying cafés, shops, bakeries and restaurants at Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar is also considered as the main center of Everest region as it features other important services like post office, modern dental clinic, hospital and government health post and good electricity, high speed internet access and water supply. This night will also be spent in a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Thame-an old Sherpa village, Khumjung/Khunde/Khongde, National Park Head office, Museum, monasteries, cafes, bakeries, shops, restaurants, post office, hospital, government health post, 24 hour electricity and water supply and high speed internet access)

  6. 7:30 AM Day 06:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,867m/12,684ft) / 5 hours walk

    After having breakfast at the lodge in Namche Bazaar, we follow the trail that leads short up towards the ridge and an easy way to Kyamjuma then descends slightly to Dudhkoshi at 3250m. This trail is accompanied by the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Ama Dablam and a very close up view of Thamserku. Between Kyangjuma and Sanasa is virtually the only birch/rhododendron forest of the trek to Lobuche. This trail also gives you an opportunity to spot wildlife musk deer, multi-colored pheasants and a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail then reaches Sansa, which is a major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. After that a steep ascent will bring you to the famous Tengboche monastery. The night will be spent in a lodge in Tengboche.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: The Dudh Khoshi River, spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Themserku, Rhododendron forest, animals and birds like musk deer, multi-colored pheasant and Thar, and Tengboche – the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region.)

  7. 8:00 AM Day 07:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295ft)/5-6 hours walk

    Our usual day journey is started from Tengboche. We hike half an hour down to the riverside through lush forest, across the river and take a gradual climb up to the valley’s highest year round settlement of Pangboche (3,860m/12,664ft). Here you can spot several Chortens and Mani walls and small villages as well. You can also get a close of view of Mt. Ama Dablam. In the afternoon we continue ascending to Pheriche from where a fairly moderate walk leads us to Imja Valley. Here, on climbing the last and steepest climb of the day, we finally reach Dingboche. The night is spent in a lodge in Dingboche.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Lush forest, steep climbs, and magnificent Chortens and Mani walls.)

  8. 7:00 AM Day 08: 2nd Acclimatisation Day of the trek – Dingboche (4,360m/14,300ft)

    After a refreshing breakfast, you can climb the ridge on the north behind the village to appreciate the magnificent view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and numerous other peaks that are visible from Dingboche. The vantage point on the ridge also gives you a chance to observe Imja Khola Valley and the charming fields and pastures of Dingboche. Or, you can simply spend your day exploring Dingboche Valley. The night is spent at Dingboche.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Dingboche-summer settlement, view of Mt. Lhotse and Mt Amadablam and Imja River from the ridge on the north of the village, Kilometers of stone walls covering the Imja valley, internet cafes and world’s highest Billiard parlor.)

  9. 07:30 AM Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft)/5 hours walk

    Shortly after breakfast, the trail starts with a climb to Dughla through the Khumbu Khola valley. On reaching Dusa, the valley begins to narrow down. We then continue through Phulong Karpo. During the walk you can enjoy Chola Lake and a majestic view of Mt. Pumori (7,138m/23,418ft) which disappears as the trail descends and curves as we come across a roaring stream. On crossing a small wooden bridge the trail ascends to Dughla. From here, we climb up the steep terminal of the Khumbu Glacier, which offers memorials of Sherpa who perished on the glacier of Mt. Everest. You can also spot other great peaks like Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. On leaving Khumbu Glacier behind the train gently climbs up to the Lobuche. The night is spent in Lobuche.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: The view of Chola Lake along with Mt. Pumori, memorials of Sherpas that perished on the glacier of Mt. Everest at Khumbu glacier, view of other peaks like Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Mahalangur Himal.)

  10. 07:30 AM Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep-Everest Base Camp- Gorak Shep (5,320/17,450EBC) /(5,160m/16,929 Gorekshep)/7-8 hours

    The trail continues to climb to Gorak Shep where we check in to Mt. Lodge, have lunch and again start to climb up to Everest Base Camp. Having passed the pyramid sign, we can now spot the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse and son on. Just a small ascent from here leads you to 360 degree vista of the amazing snowy mountains. A steep climb up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier gives you a glimpse of Kala Pattar. Walking through rocky and glacial trails finally leads to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft). After reaching the target of Everest Base Camp you will return to Gorekshep (5,160m/16,929ft) for overnight stay.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: North ridge of Everest along with 360 degree vista of snowy mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, glimpse of Kala Pattar, rocky and glacial trail and the Everest Base Camp.)

  11. 05:30am Day 11:Hike to Kala Pattar-Pheriche (5,550m/18,204ft Kala Pattar)/ (4,358m/14,295ft Pheriche)/7-8 hours walk

    It’s a day to take a dark hike to the Kala Pattar. So, we start early in the morning. After walking upwards for a couple of hours you will reach a famous viewing point of Kala Pattar (Black Rock at 5,545m/18,192ft.),that offers the best views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam. The view grows golden with the first light of the day which gradually changes back to its original color. We spend some time here appreciating and taking the snaps of the breathtaking snowcapped peaks. Then we hike back to Gorekshep, have breakfast and retrace to Pheriche for overnight stay.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Sunrise, view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and Ama Dablam from the best view point of Khumbu region ‘Kala Pattar’)

  12. 07:00 AM Day 12:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400m/11,283ft)/7-8 hours walk

    After having a hot breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops easy downhill till Pangboche village. Then, the trail drops to the riverside to cross the bridge over Imja Khola and continues to climb up to Tengboche. A steep descent form Tengboche now leads you to the DudhKoshi River. We cross the first bridge over the DudhKhoshi River on our return trip inPhunkiTenga and having passed the village of Tashinga and Sansa, we reach Kyangjuma. Namche bazaar is an easy walk from here. The night will be spent here so that you can enjoy a hot shower, and relax in restaurants, cafes and bakeries.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Villages like Pangboche, Tengboche, Tashinga, Sansa, Khumjung and Namche bazaar, suspension bridges, vertical descent, view of Imja Khola and modern facilities like restaurants, cafes and bakeries at Namche bazaar.)

  13. 08:00 AM Day 13:Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)/7-8 hours walk

    After taking a quick breakfast, the trail drops from Namche Hill to the suspension bridge crossing the DudhKoshi River near the confluence of DudhKoshi and BhoteKoshi rivers. Then we reach Monjo. After some formalities at the check post of National park at Monjo the walk continues to Phakding for lunch. Since this is the last day of your trek we continue our walk to Lukla.Also, most of the tracks are flat which allows you to enjoy open plains, rhododendrons and pine forests, Sherpa village, prayer stones, and flapping prayer flags with very less effort. On reaching Lukla you will be loaded with memories made during the past few days. On reaching Lukla you can opt for some alone time, or spend your time with other crew members. Overnight stay at the lodge.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Flat trail, open plains, Rhododendrons and Pine forest, Sherpa villages, prayer stones, and flapping prayer flags.)

  14. 07:00 AM Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

    Normally flights are always in the morning. You will have plenty of time to enjoy your breakfast while the guide takes care of airport formalities. Your luggage will be taken to the airport by Sherpas and porters. Once the flight arrives, you can directly get into the plane and fly back to Kathmandu enjoy 30 minutes scenic flight. On your arrival to the airport at Kathmandu, a private vehicle will be awaiting to escort you to your hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast/Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Wonderful aerial view of the terrain from the plane, tourist standard hotel)

  15. Day15 Day 15:Departure Day

    This is the last day of your trip and with us. If you are looking to extend your stay, we can make the necessary arrangements. However, if you have booked the ticket for the same day, then, one of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport as per your flight departure time. If your flight is late in the evening, then you can also go for last minute shopping to collect some souvenirs for your friends and family members.

  16. Day16 Important Information

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

    Acclimatisation

    Approximate altitude profile of Everest Base Camp Trek:
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Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Accommodation in Kathmandu is at the Apsara Boutique Hotel. This friendly and very spacious hotel lies in the center of trekking city aka Thamel! There is a relaxing spa attached to the hotel to unwind and relax and is perfect for a post trek massage

Along the trek you will stay in comfortable lodges and Tea houses. These do change depending on the time of year you visit but all are on a twin sharing basis unless stated.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Apsara Boutique Hotel

Apsara Boutique Hotel

Bucket List Adventure Travel’s clients come in all shapes, sizes and ages and from all walks of life! Taking a popular trek such as Nepal’s Everest Base Camp Trek as an example, we would not be surprised to find an age range from 20 to 70, with a reasonable mix of male and female travellers. Around half of our clients in a typical group will be solo travellers, with the others being couples or groups of friends.

As an adventure travel company we always suggest people who take part in any of our trips have some level of fitness and most treks require on average 4-6 hours of walking per day with some of the longer days reaching 8-10 hours. Hiking at altitude can be tough at times and we always recommend doing some CV exercise prior to the trek whilst also incorporating some hill walking to get the legs used to going up and down mountain paths. The more you do before the trip the more you will get out of it. If you want some advice on training for a trek just get in touch with us by email.

Most of the treks and climbing expeditions we operate are at high altitude where the body and mind will be tested to its limits. The trips are meant to be tough and challenging and that’s what makes the journey so worth it but the decision to take part is one you will have to make yourself.

All of our tours or treks include the following services, as detailed on this website for that particular trip: They include internal flights (where appropriate), land transport, accommodation, meals (as specified), guides and support staff.

Transport

All transport during the trip is included, whether private or public, including internal flights, road transport and transfers as per the itinerary.

Domestic Flight Tickets

In Nepal the price of domestic return flights can vary in price depending on the time of year. Generally, the sooner we can book these flights, the lower the ticket cost. To allow us to pay for these flights as soon as the trip is guaranteed with a deposit, we will then arrange for these to be booked.

Accommodation

The standard of accommodation we use can vary from our comfy hotels in Kathmandu to basic high mountain refuges. We always try to choose comfortable accommodation with local character, although in some areas this may not meet Western standards. This is all part of the experience of an adventure holiday and a flexible approach is required. Where hotel accommodation is provided, this is based on twin occupancy. On climbing trips that require high camps, up to 3 people may on occasion be required to share a lightweight mountain tent.

Included Meals

Wherever practical, all meals are provided within the trip price. Each trip description on this website gives an indication of the meals that are included for you when booking the trip.

Staff

All Bucket List groups are accompanied by a professional leader or a local guide selected on the basis of his or her experience and leadership skills. There will also be a local crew of drivers, cooks, porters and other appropriate staff. We only appoint leaders who have consistently demonstrated that they can meet the high standards expected by us and by our clients. Some climbing trips will have 2 or more leaders, depending on group size.

Cost of visas, vaccinations, tips for porters, guides and other staff, bar bills, drinks with meals, hotel refreshments, laundry, telephone calls, souvenirs, meals other than those specified on the relevant trip details, entrance charges to some historical sites, certain national park and peak fees – as highlighted in our website, travel insurance, personal clothing and equipment(unless stated), foreign airport taxes, excess baggage charges.

Whilst we routinely cater for vegetarians, we cannot provide special diets. We suggest that you contact us by email to discuss your dietary requirements; it is possible to accommodate certain dietary requirements in some places, but there are many trips where this is not possible at all. Note that we cannot provide separate menus and cannot accept any liability for any problems arising from special dietary requirements or intolerance’s.

Ever since we ran our first trip, we have been committed to operating in a responsible manner. We recognise the fragility of the world’s wilderness environments and minimise our environmental impact by keeping our groups small and operating according to a ‘Mountain Code’, that is provided to all groups, trek leaders, agents and staff. We make sure that our local staff are well treated and well paid, we respect indigenous cultures, take care to protect the environment of the places we visit and take every opportunity to make a positive contribution wherever we travel.

The Bucket List Mountain Code

PROTECT the environment – its flora, fauna and landscapes RESPECT local cultures – traditions, religions and built heritage BENEFIT local communities – both economically and socially CONSERVE natural resources – from office to destination MINIMISE pollution – through noise, waste disposal and congestion

It is also important to us that our clients are not the only beneficiaries of the travel experience, but that we share a two-way relationship with the areas that we visit.

Bucket List Adventure Travel are an adventure and in-country specialist for the destinations we operate in. We are not specialists in air ticketing and as a small specialist operator we cannot compete with large companies for flights, so we don’t, we send you to them instead.

We have teamed up with www.momondo.co.uk who are amazing at getting great value tickets. It takes less than 5 minutes to book with them and it’s so simple. We have used these ourselves and they come highly recommended.

Check out the Momondo price comparison tool on our Flights and Comparison Page to give you an idea on how much your flights might be. – Click Here

Of course, If you would prefer you can look for flights yourself.

Please make sure that the company you buy the tickets from is ATOL bonded as this offers you protection in the event of their insolvency.

Internal Flights

Bucket List Adventure Travel does include internal flights in Nepal on some trips and tours. Refer to the trip details section for more details.

One of our staff will be holding your name plate at the arrival terminal of the airport who will help you get to your Hotel. Please look out for your name plate displayed whilst exiting the terminal building.

Kathmandu Airport is chaotic once you leave the baggage collection. Try not to be alarmed by the number of taxi drivers asking you if you need a lift as it’s normal practice. Kindly decline and wait for our staff whilst keeping a look out for you name plate. Our staff in Nepal will have you flight arrival details and will be ready and waiting to take you the hotel.

Once you arrive in Nepal it’s easy to obtain a visa. This is upon arrival at the Kathmandu Airport or if you are getting in to Nepal from India overland, you can get your visa at the border immigration office. You need to carry a valid passport and a passport size photograph. The visa fees are 25$ for 14 days and 40$ for 30 days and 100$ for 60 days. If you would like get your Nepal visa arranged before you leave your home country, simply visit your local Nepalese embassy.

In Kathmandu we use the Apsara Boutique Hotel which is 3* hotel located in Thamel. This has a lovely friendly atmosphere and a beautiful Garden in which to relax with well decorated rooms as well as 24 hour hot shower and Wi-Fi facilities. There is also a spa attached to relax the aching muscles after a long trek.We can update and change your accommodation by request but the price of this may vary.

During a regular trek the accommodation is very basic accommodation, however this is adventure travel and you will be trekking in some of the most remote places on the planet. However during the trek you can expect neat and clean beds with a comfortable mattress. Beds are quite small but after a hard days trekking they are the comfiest thing around. There is chimney heater in the dining hall where most of the groups congregate and trekkers huddle around this to keep warm into the night. There are blankets available on request. Some of the lodges or tea houses we use also offer private bathrooms as some at higher altitudes are shared only.

Expect to have only 3-4 showers on your trip. You can also have hot water on a bucket by request but at high altitude it is not easy to heat or use a shower. Our experienced Guide will instruct you on how to maintain personal hygiene whilst in the wilderness

Yes, there are telephone/internet facilities on most of the treks we operate except the very remote areas that we venture to. Our trek guide will also have a cell phone so that we can get in contact with you whilst you are on our trek. In most instances there is also WIFI available in the lodges we use even at high altitude but these are provided as an extra cost. If you need us to pass a message to your family we can do this upon request.

Depending on the type of camera you have, we suggest taking a couple of spare batteries. This will probably be the lightest option, rather than carrying your charger and converter etc. Modern lithium batteries hold their charge well and can last for a two or three week trip, depending on usage of course.

On trek, you can minimise battery use by not viewing photos and by switching the camera off as much as possible. A compact solar charger or a power monkey could also be a good investment. In some mountain areas, eg the Khumbu (Everest region) in Nepal, there are opportunities to charge batteries (in lodges – for a small fee). Electrical power is not always guaranteed in Nepal. Voltage in Nepal is 230V, so you will need a voltage converter and plug adapter to use UK and US appliances. However this is not the case in more remote valleys so we would always suggest taking spare batteries

You should take 2 items of luggage.

  • The first of these we would recommend a Backpack between 40-80 liters. These are big and strong and should be large enough to carry everything you need, even for a 4-week Himalayan adventure.(If you bring a suitcase you can then use one of our own Duffel bags on trek for our porter to carry for you)
  • Secondly, you should take a daysack or small rucksack, large enough to carry your camera, water-bottles, waterproof jacket and fleece jumper. For most trekking trips, a 30 litre daysack is large enough. You will carry this as hand luggage on all flights.

If you have your own sleeping bag we suggest you bring it with you. If not we have these available for you. You can select this option when booking a trip with us. These sleeping bags are second hand material but nice and clean and 3 season or above and used at high altitude previously

Overall Rating
5/5
Andrea Luise Schrader
Reviewed On 26/01/2017
5/5

Great experience. Well organised trip. Proactive, knowledgeable and friendly guides and porters. Received excellent customer service from the first email enquiry to the last day of the holiday. Could not recommend more highly.

Jim Hawkins
Reviewed On 26/01/2017
5/5

What an experience, hiking to EBC was a once in a lifetime dream for me, and bucket list adventures just made it so simple and stress free. From the airport pick up to base camp the office guys and giude leaders that supported me every step of the way where first class, they look after everything and where so polite. This trip is the best thing you will ever achieve and these guys at bucket list adventures will make it super easy. Thanks guys for getting me to the top of the world and back again.

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Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights 
December 9, 2017 - December 23, 2017
Spaces
£1,250.00
£0.00
January 7, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Limited Spaces
£1,250.00
£0.00
February 3, 2018 - February 17, 2018
Spaces
£1,250.00
£0.00
April 1, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Spaces *OFFER DATE*
£1,200.00
£0.00
March 28, 2018 - April 11, 2018
Private Trek
£1,250.00
£0.00
April 7, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Spaces
£1,250.00
£0.00
April 14, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Spaces
£1,250.00
£0.00
April 28, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Spaces
£1,250.00
£0.00
May 6, 2019 - May 20, 2019
Spaces
£1,300.00
£0.00
May 5, 2018 - May 19, 2018
Limited Spaces
£1,250.00
£0.00