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Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) is one of the most adventurous trek one can ever indulge in. For all trekking enthusiasts, nothing substitutes the feel of being in the lap of Mighty Everest.
The trek to Everest Base Camp starts with a 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trekking to the base camp offers you an opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off in 1953.
This adventurous trek package includes Kala Patthar hiking where you’ll get a chance to admire the panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other surrounding Himalayas.
On this trek to Everest Base Camp, you’ll surpass through the natural beauty of the Everest region. Along the trail, you’ll catch a glimpse of free-flowing rivers, and waterfalls.
During the trek, you’ll get wonderful opportunities to explore Sherpa cultures and Himalayan lifestyle. On the trail, you’ll get a chance to visit old Buddhist monasteries of Everest region like Tengboche Monastery.
This 16-days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary suits even those beginners with average physical fitness. With enough acclimatization days and steady gain of altitude, you’ll fully enjoy the trek to Everest Base Camp.
Further, if you wish to take up a bigger challenge, then you can opt Everest High Pass Trek, Jiri to Everest Base Camp, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, and Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek, Gokyo, and Gokyo Ri Trek. Another option for beginner trekkers with limited time would be Everest View Trek and Everest Panorama Trek.
Although the popular time for Everest Base Camp Trek is spring (March-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov), we Osho Vision Trek and Expedition offer this trek during all four season. With us, this trek is doable all year round.
- Short adventurous mountain flight to and from Kathmandu- Lukla
- Walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi river, crossing the famous Hillary suspension bridge
- Explore the famous Namche Bazaar
- Tengboche Monastery, one of the largest monasteries of Khumbu region
- Amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Tawache from base camp and Kala Patthar
- Everest Base Camp, the base camp of the world’s highest mountain
- The highest point of the trek Kala Patthar (5,545 m)
- Khumbu Glacier, the largest glacier of the Everest region
- Witness numerous Buddhist practices
- Enjoy the warm hospitality of the local Sherpa people
|Day 01||Arrival to Kathmandu (1,338 m)||-|
|Day 02||Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley||-|
|Day 03||Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2,804 m)||3 hrs|
|Day 04||Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)||5.5 hrs|
|Day 05||Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day (3,780 m)||5 hrs|
|Day 06||Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m)||5 hrs|
|Day 07||Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m)||5 hrs|
|Day 08||Acclimatization Hike to Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m)||4 hrs|
|Day 09||Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m)||5 hrs|
|Day 10||Trek to Everest Base Camp and Trek Back to Gorak Shep (5,364 m)||4 hrs|
|Day 11||Morning Hike to Kala Patthar and Descend to Pheriche (5,545 m)||7 hrs|
|Day 12||Trek to Namche Bazaar (4,200 m)||7 hrs|
|Day 13||Trek to Lukla (3,441 m)||6 hrs|
|Day 14||Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (2,804 m)||45 min flight|
|Day 15||Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu (1,338 m)||-|
|Day 16||Transfer to the International Airport for Final Flight Departure (1,338 m)||-|
Max Elevation: 1338 m, Kathmandu
Once you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, representatives from Osho Vision will receive and transfer you to the respective hotel.
Later, there will be an orientation program where our guide will brief you about the trip. During the evening, you’ll join a welcome dinner where you will meet with your fellow trekkers. You’ll spend overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you’ll have a full day for sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. You’ll visit Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath very ancient and enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. If time allows, you can also visit Patan Durbar Square full of Hindu Temples.
In the evening, you can explore the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg. You can also do some shopping in Thamel area for trekking essentials.
Overnight in Kathmandu at a three-star hotel.
Travel Duration: 45 minutes flight
Trek Duration: 3 hours
Max Elevation: 2804 m, Lukla
Walking Distance: 8 km
You'll begin Everest Base Camp Trek with the short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. If the weather condition is suitable, you’ll get a fabulous view of the snow-capped mountain.
Lukla is a small village in Everest region where you’ll encounter Sherpa people, famous for their courageous mountaineering expedition.
After taking short rest at Lukla, you’ll continue your trek to Phakding. Walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi river with amazing views of a beautiful mountain like Gangla, Nupla, and Karyo Lung you’ll reach Phakding.
You’ll spend a night at the teahouse in Phakding.
Trek Duration: 5.5 hours
Max Elevation: 3441 m, Namche Bazaar
Walking Distance: 11 km
Early morning after breakfast, you’ll head towards Namche Bazaar, a famous place in the Khumbu region. And your first stop for acclimatization. Along the trail, you’ll cross several suspension bridges and come across several prayer wheels, stupas, and shrines. You’ll get the spiritual feel of the area.
Also, along the trail, you'll encounter donkeys and yaks carrying goods up and down the track. Although the Namche trail is slightly longer and challenging, the beauty of this region will surely amaze you!
After walking for several hours via Monjo village, you’ll reach the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. It is also a checkpoint where the officials check your trekking permits.
Namche, a tourist hub of Everest is full of lodges, cafe, and trekking stores. It is the best place to relax- here you can enjoy the hot showers. The rest of the time you can explore Namche Bazaar and visit nearby stupas.
You’ll spend a night at one of the finest tea houses of Namche Bazaar. Or, you can also opt for luxurious accommodation in the sophisticated hotels and lodges.
Trek Duration: 5 hours
Max Elevation: 3780 m, Syangboche Airport
You’ll spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and prepare for the thinner oxygen level in high altitudes.
For acclimatization, you’ll take a day trip around Namche Bazaar. You’ll hike up to Syangboche village, the home of Everest View Hotel. You can also explore the Syangboche airstrip, the highest altitude airport of Nepal. From the hilltop, you can enjoy the panoramic sight of Namche valley.
Likewise, on a clear day you’ll also enjoy the outstanding views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Lhotse. Rest of the day, you can explore the beautiful Khumbu valley.
As Namche is full of cafe, bakery shop, and restaurant, you can enjoy some bakery items like apple pie, chocolate cake, and freshly baked pizzas.
You’ll spend a night at the teahouse of Namche Bazaar.
Trek Duration: 5 hours
Max Elevation: 3860 m, Tengboche
Walking Distance: 10 km
After having breakfast, you’ll head from Namche to Tengboche village. This is the oldest Sherpa village of Khumbu region. The trail goes through Kyangjuma and then descends slightly to Dudh Koshi.
The trail offers a stupendous view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Thamserku. You’ll walk via the dense rhododendron forests where you can spot musk deer and Himalayan Thar. Then, the trail leads you to Sansa, the main junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.
After climbing some steep ascent, you’ll reach Tengboche, which is famous for the largest monastery of Khumbu region. Here, you’ll visit the monastery and receive blessings. Here you can also meet other climbers preparing for the summit of Everest.
You’ll spend a night at the teahouse of Tengboche.
Trek Duration: 5 hours
Max Elevation: 4350 m, Dingboche
Walking Distance: 9 km
The trek begins from Tengboche to Dingboche. It is one of the largest villages of Khumbu region and the second famous place for acclimatization. You’ll walk via lush green forests, and the first trail leads to Pangboche valley. Here you can witness different mani walls and chortens.
Enjoying the nature, you’ll continue your trek to Pheriche, and after that, you’ll reach Imja Valley. After some steep climb, you’ll finally reach Dingboche.
Once you reach Dingboche, the mesmerizing views of Mt. Lhotse and Ama Dablam Peak rewards you. You’ll spend a night at the teahouse of Dingboche.
Trek Duration: 4 hours
Max Elevation: 5083 m, Nangkartshang Peak
During this second acclimatization day of the Everest Base Camp, you’ll hike to Nangkartshang Peak for the better views of giant Himalayas.
As you go higher up, you’ll feel enticed with new views of turquoise lakes. The trail is somewhat challenging, but you’ll get a constant incredible view of the glacier and the deserted, rocky valley.
Finally, admiring all the unreal beauty, you’ll reach Nangkartshang summit at 5,083 m.
It is important to make it above 5,000m as you’ll return to Dingboche at 4,360m to sleep and let your body adjust to thinner air. You’ll spend a night at the teahouse of Dingboche.
Trek Duration: 5 hours
Max Elevation: 4910 m, Lobuche
Walking Distance: 9 km
Early in the morning, after a hot breakfast, you’ll start your trek with a climb to Dughla via the Khumbu Khola valley. After crossing a small wooden bridge you reach Dughla and climb up the steep terminal of the Khumbu Glacier.
Atop of the hill en route, you can witness several stone memorials dedicated to the climbers who lost their lives during the Mt. Everest expeditions. You’ll also see many rescue helicopters flying overhead.
On the trail, you’ll catch an awesome view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Lingtren, and Mahalangur Himal.
Then, you gently climb up to the Lobuche to spend overnight at the teahouse there.
Trek Duration: 4 hours
Max Elevation: 5364 m, Everest Base Camp
Walking Distance: 11.4 km
Early in the morning, you’ll start the hike from Lobuche to Gorak Shep- the last stop before Everest Base Camp. Though the climbing isn’t long steep or intense, the elevation (lack of oxygen) may seriously affect you.
Enjoying the view of Khumbu Glaciers and other surrounding peaks, you’ll reach Gorak Shep. Here you’ll grab a quick lunch and head towards Everest Base Camp.
Following the trails of Khumbu Glacier and catching a glimpse of mighty Everest you’ll reach base camp. The major highlight of the day is jaw-dropping mountain views including Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Khumbutse.
After spending quality time exploring the surrounding areas, you’ll be back to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.
Trek Duration: 7 hours
Max Elevation: 5,545 m, Kala Patthar
Walking Distance: 13.5 km
You’ll enjoy morning hike to the highest point of the trek, Kala Patthar. From the top of Kala Patthar, you’ll get a blissful time to dip into the beauty of Mt. Everest.
Besides, you’ll also enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views of surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Khumbetse.
After embracing the sensational beauty from Kala Patthar, you’ll trek back to Gorak Shep. Again following the trail of Dhugla, you’ll trek down to Pheriche. The trekking downhill is easier compared to the one you took on your way up.
You’ll spend overnight at the teahouse of Pheriche.
Trek Duration: 7 hours
Max Elevation: 4200 m, Pheriche
Walking Distance: 22 km
You’ll trek down through the hillside covered by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it’s spring, the trail is fully decorated with colorful rhododendron flowers. After walking for 4 hours, you’ll reach Tengboche.
As soon as you’ll cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River you'll reach Namche Bazaar. At evening, you can explore the surrounding area with magnificent scenery.
You’ll spend the night at the teahouse of Namche Bazaar.
Trek Duration: 6 hours
Max Elevation: 3441 m, Namche Bazaar
Walking Distance: 19.3 km
You’ll begin your trek to Namche Bazaar on rocky terrain. It is almost a downhill trek along the Dudh Koshi river.
Along the trail, you'll cross several suspension bridges, monasteries, chortens, and mani walls. As you reach Lukla, you can take rest and celebrate your accomplishment.
You’ll spend a night at the teahouse of Lukla.
Travel Duration: 45 minutes flight
Max Elevation: 2804 m, Lukla
You’ll head back to the Lukla airport for morning flight to Kathmandu. You can shop some souvenirs for your loved ones from the shop in Lukla before boarding your flight. Once you reach Tribhuvan International Airport, your guide will transfer you to the respective hotel.
You can take rest, and you’ll also have enough time for visiting the surrounding area in Kathmandu as the flight only takes 30 minutes.
Max Elevation: 1338 m, Kathmandu
Today you’ll have a whole day to explore Kathmandu valley. You can have some rest in your hotel. You can also stroll around the streets of Thamel. Here, you can do some shopping and take some gifts for your closed one. At evening you’ll have farewell dinner accompanied with cultural shows.
The trip concludes, and with the final goodbye, our representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport from where you will head back to your final destination.
If you want to extend your trip, you’ve various other options for trekking and tour packages.
- Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourists vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Accommodation in tea houses during the days in a trek
- All Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu half day sightseeing
- During sightseeing tours guide
- Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry and TIMS card fee
- A professional English speaking guide
- All government taxes, VAT and service charges
- First aid kit box
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee
- International Airfare
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal gear for trekking
- Extra baggage charges
- Personal Expenses (Soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Gratitudes to the guide and porter
Here is a comprehensive packing list for trekking in the Everest region. This packing list equally applies to all trekkers as well as all seasons and routes for the Everest Base Camp trek.
Depending on the number of trekking days, you can adjust the number of items for clothing and equipment respectively. You can use this list as a guideline. Please keep in mind that, it is not necessary to have all of it. Also, since packing is subjective use your judgement to decide on what to take.
Moreover, Kathmandu is the great place to buy trekking gear at an affordable price. So, let’s take a look;
- Valid Passport
- Airline Tickets
- Photocopies of Passport and 2 passport photographs
- Travel Insurance
- Enough Cash
- Sun Protection Hat
- Woollen Hat
- Beanie or Headband
- Balaclava or Buff
- Bandana Scarf
- Short Sleeve Shirt, moisture-wicking fabric
- Long Sleeve Shirt, moisture-wicking fabric
- Lightweight Thermal Tops
- Down Vest
- Sports Bra
- Insulated Jacket
- Fleece Jacket
- Wind Jacket
- Waterproof Jacket
- Lightweight Poly-liner Gloves
- Lightweight Wool or Fleece Gloves
- Thermal underwear
- Hiking Shorts
- Hiking Pants
- Fleece Pants
- Lightweight Thermal Bottoms (seasonal)
- Waterproof Shell Pants (Breathable Fabric)
- Hiking Boots (waterproof)
- Camp Sandals
- Hiking Socks
- Thermal Socks
- Sock Liners (prevents blisters)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
- Duffel Bag
- Small Lock for Duffel Bag
- Waterproof Rucksack Covers (optional)
- Stuff Sacks for Dirty Clothes/Shoes
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Bag Liner
- Air mattress
- Pillow (small)
- Walking sticks / Trekking Poles
- Flashlight/ Torch
- Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
Medical and First-Aid Kit
- First-aid kit
- Wound and healing ointment
- Pain relief gel
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Insect repellent spray
- Water purification tablets
Personal Gear and Toiletries
- Trekking Towel
- Pee Bottle or Funnel (optional)
- Small Locks
- Waterproof Ziplock Bags
- Lip balm with sun protection
- Facial moisturiser
- Hand lotion
- Deodorant and Soap
- Dry shampoo
- Wet wipes
- Disinfectant tissues
- Toilet paper
- Hand Sanitizer
- Sleeping mask
- Cotton buds
- Toiletries bag
- Notebook and Pen
- Guidebook/ Trekrout Map
- Travel Games i.e. cards, chess, scrabble etc
- Plug Adapter
- Swim Suit
- Portable Solar Charger
Q1. Is Trekking in the Everest Region Difficult or Easy?
The difficulty of treks in the Everest region depends on the trek you choose to do.
If you’re looking for a little more challenging adventurous trail rather than a simple walk, then you can go for Everest Base Camp trek! This base camp trek takes you from 2,804 m at Lukla to 5,545 m, the summit of Kala Patthar.
The trails in the Everest region include moderate uphill and downhill walk, steep ascents and descents. Generally, the trekking route is well-maintained but also involve some mix- rough terrain.
So, with a good health condition, you can complete this base camp trek with ease. With enough acclimatization day and proper training, you can complete the trek with success. You should train yourself before embarking this adventurous trek. The more fit you are, the more pleasant your journey will be.
Q.2 Do I Have to be Extremely Fit to Trek in the Everest Region?
There is no specific requirement of fitness for trekking in the Everest region. However, a basic level of fitness is required. After all, you’ve to hike with your daypack for 4-6 hours, on various types of terrain, over the course of several days.
You need a basic level of fitness, but you don’t need to have a pro-level athlete’s fitness. Before trekking, you can do an exercise like jogging, running, swimming, or hiking.
Thus, if you attempt Everest Base Camp Trek with proper training, you can enjoy every moment of the trek. Remember to walk at your own pace, drink plenty of water, and allocate enough acclimatization day.
Q.3 How to Reach Lukla from Kathmandu?
Lukla village serves as the main entry point of world famous Everest region. It is a small town located at the height of 2,860m and inhabited by Sherpa community. This small mountain village hosts Tenzing Hillary Airport, one of the most adventurous airports in the world.
At present, the airport is the only convenient way to reach the Everest region from Kathmandu. Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla take around 45 minutes. Buddha Airlines, Sita Airlines, Yeti Airways, and Tara Airways are some of the airlines that operate daily flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.
Likewise, the monsoon season (June-August) is highly prone to flight delays and cancellation due to bad weather conditions. Therefore, if you’re traveling to Nepal during monsoon time, it is recommended to add 2-3 spare days in your itinerary.
Q4. Am I Prone to Altitude Sickness while Trekking in the Everest Region?
While trekking in the high altitudes of the Everest region, the symptoms of altitude sickness are very common in all trekkers, regardless of their age and fitness level. At higher elevation, many experience symptoms like occasional headaches, shortness of breath or mild nausea. These symptoms are easily treated with proper rest, hydration, and over the counter medications.
Due to this uncertainty, most trekkers use Diamox, a medication which can help you fight the symptoms of altitude sickness.
Unfortunately, some people may experience more serious symptoms that demand intensive treatment like oxygen therapy and a portable hyperbaric bag.
Q5. How Do I Prevent Altitude Sickness?
- Stay hydrated. Try to drink at least 3-4 liters per day.
- Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and meat.
- Don’t go up until symptoms go down. People acclimatize at different rates, so make sure to acclimate properly before ascending further.
- Listen to your body. Take your time. The pace is a critical factor on all routes.
- Don’t skip the acclimatization days.
- Walk high and sleep low. If you have enough energy, take an afternoon stroll further up the mountain although you descend to sleep.
- Consult your doctor before you start your trek. Your doctor may prescribe you an altitude sickness tablet.
Q6. What Happens if I get Mountain Sickness?
If you get altitude sickness while on the trail, let your guide know immediately. They’ll help you. For this, you need to be familiar with the symptoms of altitude sickness.
Most people experience mild symptoms like a headache, loss of appetite above 12,000-14,000 feet. These mild symptoms are not serious and will disappear within 48 hours. But, if symptoms become more serious, there are two options:
- Descend to a lower elevation- possibly resume the trek once you recover.
- Get into a portable hyperbaric bag- it is an inflatable pressure bag large enough to accommodate a person inside. A person is placed inside the bag, then sealed and inflated with a foot pump. By doing so, within minutes, the effective altitude is decreased by 1000 to 3000 meters depending on the elevation.
Q7. Do I Need Travel Insurance to Trek in the Everest Region?
In the Everest region, most of the trekkers face the problem of high altitude sickness. So, it’s important you should get proper insurance for your Everest Base Camp Trek. Make sure that your travel insurance package covers:
- Trip cancellation
- Travel delay
- Loss/damage of baggage
- Medical emergencies
- Medical evacuation.
If you’re confused about the insurance, you can contact us, we are happy to help you.
Q8. When is the Best Time for the Trek in Everest Region?
The best time for Everest region trek is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov). In the spring season, the weather is dry and stable, and the mountain views are at their best.
One of the best part of trekking during spring is the fantastic view of the lower hill blooming in rhododendron flowers.
Autumn is one of the peak trekking seasons in Nepal. If you opt autumn season for Everest Base Camp Trek, then you’ll get the magnificent snow-capped mountain views.
During spring and autumn, the trail is overcrowded because of the large inflow of the tourists. During this time, almost all tea houses get packed with the trekkers. So, you need to make advance-booking for accommodation and flight.
Moreover, if you love solitude, then the monsoon (June-Aug) and winter (Dec-Feb) are a good time to do it. Also, if you opt these seasons, you may need to add extra days in your itinerary as flight delays and cancellations are common due to bad weather conditions.
Q9. What are the Accommodations Along the Trail?
The accommodation facilities along the Everest Base Camp trail are pretty great! You can opt from the luxurious hotel to basic tea houses according to your budget. In luxurious accommodation, you’ll get a luxury room with attached bathrooms and hot showers.
Likewise, teahouse has a simple room but comfortable to sleep. Most of the teahouse have squat toilets. Also, as you move to higher altitudes, the accommodation facilities become more simple. So, don’t expect luxurious accommodation at higher altitudes.
Q10. What is the Food like on the Everest Trail?
Everest trekking trail is a lot more developed in comparison to other trekking routes in Nepal. You’ll find several teahouses that serve good food.
Along the trail, you can get everything from rice and lentil dishes (dal bhat power 24 hr) to pizza. Almost all tea houses have similar menus. You’ll get momos, noodles, soups, and burgers.
Beer and soft drinks are available everywhere but at a highly inflated price. Snacks like candy bars, chips are widely available, but for a higher price than Kathmandu valley. As you move towards higher elevation, the price gets higher too.
Tips: Bring your snacks from Kathmandu. Yes, it’ll increase the weight of your luggage, but it’s better to pay NRS. 80 per bar in Kathmandu than NRS. 200 on the trail.
Q11. Is Drinking Water Readily Available During the Trek?
Most of the tea house along the trail serve bottled, boiled, and filtered water. It is not safe to drink tap water without treating it. The best options are to bring a reusable water bottle and a water purification tablet. It’s cheap and doesn’t hurt the environment too.
You can also buy mineral water bottle everywhere. It is cheap in Kathmandu (USD 2 for a liter bottle) but expensive on the Everest trail (USD3-5 for a liter bottle).
Q 12. Can I Charge My Electronic Devices?
Yes, you can charge your electronic devices during the trekking period. Almost all tea houses have charging plug points. However, charging your electronic devices will cost you some money especially a the higher elevation. So, it’s a good idea to carry spare batteries for your camera.
Q13. Can I Trek Alone?
Yes, you may trek alone actually there is no any law these days that tourists need to travel with guide or travel company. However, trekking alone in the Everest region is not advisable.
For your convenience hire a guide or porter. A guide will not only help you in route navigation but also will help you to get the best places to eat and sleep. Also, they’re familiar with the local culture and tradition.
A guide will help you to get a close insight into local culture and traditions. They’ll also assist you with gears, medical emergencies, and travel arrangements.
A porter is one who will carry your baggage throughout the trekking journey. Hiring a porter will help you enjoy long walks as you don’t have to carry heavy backpacks.
Q14. Do I have to Carry my Luggage on the Trip? If Not, What is the Weight the Porters Carry?
Trekking is a long journey for which you’ll need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/ duffel bag and a daypack for personal items.
Throughout the entire trekking journey, our porter will carry duffle bag whereas you have to carry a daypack of your own. A daypack is a small backpack where you can keep your personal items like camera, battery chargers, snacks, and water bottle.
If you’re taking a flight to Lukla, there is a certain weight limit of your baggage. The maximum weight of the check-in baggage is 10 kg whereas that of hand carry is 5 kg.
Our porter can carry up to 25kg during the trek, whereas your other personal items will be safely kept at the respective hotel.
Q15. What Qualifications Do the Guides Have?
Our guides are knowledgeable in the areas of history, culture, and geography of the Everest region. Also, our guides and porters are well trained and licensed. Last but not least all of our guides are friendly, helpful, honest, humorous, and hardworking.
During the trekking journey, they’ll provide you with a good knowledge of the local culture. They’ll assist you in every aspect of your trips like arranging the rooms, meals, and flight.
Q16. Can I Hire a Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket with the Quality Thermal Required for the Trip?
Yes, you can hire a sleeping bag and down jacket with the thermal quality in Kathmandu. There are plenty of shops in Thamel that sell trekking gears. You’ll find many shops selling a high-quality copy of these brands but at a relatively low price.
Further, you can also hire most of the trekking equipment from Kathmandu. The rental cost may range from NRS. 3 – 4 per day.
Q17. How Much Do you Recommend to Tip the Porters or Local Guides?
Tips are not mandatory while trekking in Nepal. However, at the end of the trip, if you wish to show your gratitude, it is always welcomed.
Tipping can be in USD or Nepalese Rupees (NRS). So, it is good to carry small denominations of USD for small tips to driver, hotel staff, porter etc. If you want to tips someone you are free to do so but there is no hard and fast rule about how much you should tip.
Q18. Are ATMs Available in Everest Region?
Yes, there are some ATMs in Namche Bazaar and Lukla but not in places higher than that. Also, sometimes ATMs might run out of cash or the machines may not work properly. So, it’s a good idea to carry some hand cash.
Q19. Is There Any Alternate Way to See Mt. Everest Closely Without Trekking?
Yes, if you don’t have ample time for a number of days trek, then you can opt Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour around Everest region to get a close-up view of Mt. Everet.