Accommodation in the trip
Our package is including 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu. It is 3 star category hotels with breakfast and twin sharing. Accommodation in entire trekking is in local tea houses (Local guest house) on twin sharing. You will get rooms with inside toilet in Lukla, Phakding and in Namche. Rest of the overnights are room without toilet inside. All the tea houses are providing common toilets outside your room. Everest Base Camp trekking region may have over flow of trekkers in peak season, in that situation, you may share common room with other trekkers. It may happen in Gorakhshep and in Lobuche.
Foods in the trip
Kathmandu has lots of restaurants to choose for your Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is including in the package that is provided by same hotel you are staying. During your trekking, same tea houses you are going to stay provide you breakfast and Dinner. Lunch is on the way at suitable place. All the foods during trekking is including in the packages. Hotel and restaurants provide you international standard foods in entire Everest Base Camp Trekking. It is suggest choosing vegetarian foods. Meats are not fresh in the region since it should carried from out the of the region.
Guide and Porter
Your guide to Everest Base Camp Trekking is from Kathmandu. He is the one who will be our regular guide more responsible, friendly, helpful and English speaking. You will meet him in Kathmandu before starting your trek. Porters are from Lukla airport. Usually there will be 1 porter for every two trekkers. He is able to carry total 25 kilogram. Both guide and porters are fully equipped, insured and package including their foods, accommodation on the way. Trekking guides are those who can communicate with you and local peoples and having enough knowledge of local places, peoples, their cultures and having knowledge of high altitude sickness.
Drinking Water during Trekking
Drinking water is extra cost from package. During the trek it is available bottled mineral water, boiled water fill in your own bottle from every tea houses or can use even normal water from Tap. Bottled mineral water is available in every guest houses, shops in entire Everest Base Camp Trekking. As you hike high altitude, cost of bottled mineral water and boil filtered water increase. Water from local taps can be also used as drinking water by purification with purification tablet and filter it yourself. Most of the trekkers are drinking bottled mineral water and boiled filtered water. Trekkers are using local tap water rarely.
You do not need to bring whole equipments from your home country. Good trekking equipments with reasonable cost are available in Kathmandu. We can suggest you to buy those after we check it in hotel before starting of trekking. Representative from Nepal Highland Treks or your guide can provide you good suggestion. Our itinerary has enough time to be prepared with your proper equipment.
- Round cap to protect from sun during sunny day
- Warm head cover cap
- Muff to cover mouth from heavy wind and cold
- 2 pairs warm inner thermal and inner trouser
- 1 pair warm outer trouser
- 1 pair warm wind proof warm outer trouser
- One pair light and warm jacket or sweeter
- One pair down jacket
- One pair wind proof jacket
- 2 pairs light shocks
- 2 pair warm shocks
- 1 pair light shoe or sandal
- 1 pair warm water proof trekking shoes
- 2 pairs light trouser or half paint for walking during day and hot temperature
- 3 to 4 pairs of light t-shirt
- Warm glove
- Rain coat (cover body and backpack)
- 20 litter polar bag for trekking, carrying yourself (Trekking bag pack)
- Duffel bag or big polar bag to hand over with your goods to our Porter *
- Down Sleeping bag with its Inner * (* = Nepal Highland Treks provide in returnable based)
- Head lamp with enough battery
- Camera and its battery
- Battery charger
- Trekking stick
- Phone and charger
- lip care
- Sun cream
- Toilet papers
- Hand wash lotion
- Thoth brush add paste
- Washing shop and bath shampoo
- Quick dry towel
First Aid Kit Medicines
In every trekking package, our guide will carry first aid kit box containing medicines of anti altitude, anti Diarrhea, pain relief, Antibiotic, anti cold, anti vomiting, anti headache, fever, bandages, handplast and anti septic lotion . If you are taking any regular medicine that is compulsory to bring yourself.
2 Days acclimatization one the way Everest Base Camp Trekking
- In our 16 days itinerary, we have put two days acclimatization days on the way. It is very helpful to climb up to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. If you are regular hiker and very fit in High Mountain, you can skip one day acclimatization of Dingboche.
- Spare day at the end of trekking is to make relax day in Kathmandu after long days of trekking. It is also for in case of your flight delay from and to Lukla
- Flight to and from Lukla only fly with clear weather since it is remote area flight. There may change to get cancel or delay the flight. Your flight time will transfer next day if cancelled. In that case itinerary will be customizing after discussion together.
Customize EBC trekking Itinerary, Add Gokyo Lake or make your short trip
Everest Trekking has different options customizing plan and itinerary. Everest View Trekking is the short day hiking to view Mount Everest and other mountains. You also have option to include itinerary with Gokyo Lake or including three major high passes. It also have option to explore Mount Everest and other himalayas within day program. Take Helicopter Tour to Everest or take 1 hours mountain flight from Kathmadnu.
Looking for Short Everest Base Camp Trekking
Trekking itinerary of EBC also can customize as short days trekking. Trekking up to EBC, climb Kalapathar can be finish within 7 days. On day 8, plan to reach at Lukla with chartered helicopter flight from Gorakhshep. Day 9 fly back to Kathmandu with regular flight. EBC trekking and Helicopter flight will be total 9 days program. It is instead of long day same way walking back, take 20 minutes helicopter flight which is another experience of Arial views of beautiful Sherpa villages, mountains, monasteries, mountain Rivers, glaciers valley and more during helicopter flight.
Join Everest Base Camp Small group trekking with us
Nepal Highland Treks provide opportunity to join our small group for EBC trekking. It is more benefit for those how are individual trekkers. Joining our group also benefit in trekking cost. If our fixed departure dates shown on our web is not suitable as per you looking for, email us – we will have lot other fixed departure dates which may not shown here.
Want to skip Lukla flight in your Everest Base Camp Trekking?
We have option to run this trip from Phaplu which is driving a day from Kathmandu with private or local jeep. Total trekking itinerary including your arrival and departure days, drive to Phaplu and drive back again to Kathmandu will be 20 days.
Some Dos and Dont’s during Everest Base Camp Trekking
Trekking route of Everest Base Camp is unspoiled and exotic land which is sensitive. Treat the land and local peoples with care and respect. Try your best to keep environment clean and show appreciation for culture and traditional religious beliefs.
Make Everest region litter free: Do not through any litter; put it in dustbin fixed by national park or in local tea houses. Sanitary napkins and tampons should be wrapped properly and through it right place. Take batteries back to your home country for safe disposal or reuse.
Respect local cultures, custom and peoples: Route of Everest Base Camp Hiking is combination of different cultural ethnic group of local peoples. Their culture, customs, living style and any function is typical and it is important for them. So respect all these while you are there. You can involve respectfully in those function.
Take your guide with you in every hiking and climbing: our guide will be always with your while trekking every days. You are trekking and hiking in remote areas with maximum altitude. Few days in the itinerary are as acclimatization day and hiking around for recovering stamina. Take your guide with you in all these activities. It is Himalaya and do not be more exited, take advice from guide to take any decision.
Do not through foods after order: Foods are all carried by helicopter or flight from Kathmandu. It takes a week time to reach all the foods in base camp site. It is not with any other transportation but carried by peoples or donkey. It is important that you order only sufficient food which you can finish. Do not waste any foods in the region. Meet items are not fresh in Everest Region. The land is out of scarifies any animals, and meets are all carried from out of region. This is the reason meets are not fresh.