Everest Base Camp Trek

An experience of a lifetime standing beneath towering Mt. Everest & Khumbu Ice falls

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 to 10 in Group
  • Min Age: +12
  • Trip Type: Lodge Trek
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m | 18,193ft

Highlights

  • At the base camp of the world’s highest Mt. Everest within massive Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers.
  • Cultural and scenic walk visiting local impressive Sherpa villages of great interest.
  • Explore lovely high and remote villages interwoven with Buddhism cultures and old heritage.
  • Walk into Sagarmatha National Park a World Heritage Site with its dramatic mountain views.
  • Exceptional panorama of giant peaks from high Kalapathar hill with closest views of Everest.
  • Tour of interesting colorful Thyangboche Monastery enriched with ancient artifacts.
  • From beautiful alpine woodland of pines and rhododendron towards the barren arctic zone.
  • Exciting flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with the ever-present view of Everest.
  • 20+ years decade of experienced trekking with a local guide and porter.
  • 2 Acclimatization days before reaching the Everest base camp at 5,364m.

About Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek offers an ultimate lifetime experience with wonderful mountain views, the world’s highest mountain peak, and is simply one of the most supremely beautiful and remote parts of the world. Where we are walking in the harmony of local Sherpa culture of Buddhism religion and world giant peak of Everest, Lhotse with tumbling great Ice falls to Everest Base Camp Trekking, where every wide-world traveler's dream and fantasy to set foot beneath world number Mt. Everest that towers high at above 8,848m. We offer a flexible Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary utilizing lodges to maximize your comfort and experience in the lives of the spiritual Sherpa people in the Khumbu region.

Classify Mt. Everest base camp trekking, there are many overseas companies that bid alike services, however, one of them is able to work independently but through one of the Nepalese companies that are certified by the Government of Nepal. Book the ebc trip with a local company, deciding on heading up right into the mountains with us tourists save a lot of money as they do not have to pay for intermediaries.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is numerous a lifetime experience and is not a very hard task even though the camp is located at an altitude of 5,364 meters from sea level. The trekking journey leads through the most glorious Himalayan landscape. EBC tourists are accompanied by Sherpa guides who know the area very well as they live there all their lives.

To achieve Everest Base Camp means trekking past traditional Sherpa villages and hidden among snowy mountains monasteries called “GOMPAS” decorate with colorful Buddhist flags. Locals always welcome guests friendlily and eagerly show them what their daily, timeless lives look like. Those who took in such a trek will never ever forget the experience and the most exciting views of the mountains as well as picturesque pine and birch forests. They are beautiful all year round but their exceptional beauty can be admired in autumn when the air is so clear that everything looks very sharp like in a picture.

Thrilling Flight to Lukla

Flying to Lukla is thrilling that needs lots of guts to hold on to that short flight. The flight will be extremely scenic and stimulating. This flight itself is one of the main highlights of the Everest base camp Trek.  After exploring Kathmandu’s world heritage site, we take you on an exciting mountain flight to Lukla where our adventure starts walking into the scenic Dudh-Kosi River valley and gorge covered with cool alpine tree lines of rhododendron- pines, and first walking through the impressive Sherpa farm villages to reach higher terrain at famous Namche Bazaar.

Acclimatization Days

Acclimatization days are very important During the Everest Base Camp Trek. After 2 days trek, then1st-day acclimatization at Namche Bazaar is located at 3,440m on route Everest Base Camp as well on the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet, which is beyond North-West of Namche past Thame and Nangpa-la pass. Before reaching Everest Base Camp 2 acclimatization days are very important for all Everest base camp trekkers. Nepal Spirit Adventure experience trek guide takes you up to 3,937m and down to Namche mini-hike as high altitude training. Remain rest with time here to explore the local Sherpa tradition of age-old heritage and customs holding a colorful and busy Saturday market once a week.

From Namche walk leads on the scenic wide trail along with the views of Everest-Lhotse-Amadablam with adjoining peaks as the walk leads high into the nice forest to reach a beautiful viewpoint atThyangboche, located high on a ridge offering spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of Mt. Everest, the Lhotse-Nuptse wall, Ama Dablam and Kantega. Tengboche is peaceful and spiritual, surely one of the most tranquil and inspiring places in the world. This is an interesting monastery (which was burnt down in 1991 and retained back to its normal shape).

After Thyangboche leaving the green vegetation and tree lines to complete the wilderness of arid and dry windswept country past Pangboche and Dingboche villages with ever-present views of majestic Amadablam and Everest where you will take 2nd acclimatization day. Slowly as our walk progressed heading into our main highlight and goal of the adventure at Everest Base Camp within notorious Khumbu-Ice Falls and glaciers (the area around is flooded with camping in peak mountaineering season from March to May).

Enjoying a marvelous time at base camp then our journey heads back to Lukla, with last final adventure and climb to scenic view-point on top Kalapathar rocky hill, located above 5,545m the highest spot of the trip, facing a glorious panorama of peaks with Everest at a mere distance.

Wonderful adventure Everest Base Camp Trek completes at Lukla for the sweeping panoramic flight back to Kathmandu with incredible timeless memories and enjoyable moments on Everest Base Camp Trek with the full support of Nepal Spirit Adventure crews.

Is the Everest Base Camp Trek Fit for Me?

The 14-Days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed by an experience Nepal Spirit Adventure team for novice trekkers who are in good health with average physical fitness. Everest Base Camp Trek is a long high-altitude trek in the foothills of the Nepal Himalayas. We will be trekking maximum as high altitude gain peak at (5,545/18,193ft) Kala Patthar. As long as you are physically fit and can walk for a few hours in a day, then you will feel enjoy the trek.

Your maximum walking duration is 5-6 hours and your minimum trek length is 3-4 hours approx in a day. besides, you will frequently be ascending and descending on a graveled trail and encounter people from different backgrounds, ages, and fitness levels do theEverest base camp trek every year. The ample distance covered between daily itineraries, a steady gain of altitude, and separate rest days ensure that we are properly acclimatized to fully enjoy our trek to the Everest Base Camp at (5,364m/17,599ft).

Walking at high altitude trails with proper acclimatization and a steady pace will help avoid getting altitude sickness but, if you wish to take up a bigger challenge offered by our agency, Nepal Spirit Adventure, and walk along the rugged trails, then Everest 3 High Passes Trek would be ideal. Many other options for experienced trekkers with limited time would be Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing and if you wish to make this adventure trip fancy up great service we welcome you to book a 17-day itinerary of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. We also organize short trips of 10 nights 11 days Everest Base Camp Heli Trek inclusive of this trekking circuit walking from Lukla to Everest base camp then a helicopter flight to Kathmandu would be your best option for lifetime Everest Base Camp Trek experiences.

Foods and Beverage

As per your booking of Everest Base Camp Trek with us, the food on an EBC trek is very good quality. The food menu of all teahouses is more or less similar and includes items like MOMO of dumplings, noodles, pasta, potatoes, soup, and Nepalese dish Dal Bhat is a very popular dish. Dal Bhat is a food platter of steamed rice served with lentil soup, greens fresh seasonable vegetables. Eating carbohydrate-heavy meals will provide enough energy for a long trek. 3-time day meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) entire your 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek. We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Accommodation

All accommodation is inclusive on 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek package: Two-night hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu as per ebc trek itinerary. On the Everest trek, we provide comfortable lodges (formerly known as tea houses). Most of the lodges are run by Sherpa families unless people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house has a central communal area with a large stove that provided heat and a cozy atmosphere. The bedrooms are unheated and generally have two beds with mattresses, pillows, and a blanket but we highly recommend, that you will need to bring a personal sleeping bag (3 seasons is normally enough). The lodges-teahouses generally have showers that are powered by gas and they mostly use sit-down flush toilets (some lodges do also have squat toilets).

Best Season

We recommend you to do the Everest Base Camp Trek Spring and Autumn both seasons are the most popular for starting the Everest Base Camp Trek. In winter also you can do the Everest Base Camp Trek but you need the proper gear to combat the cold temperature. It is recommended to desist trekking during the monsoon periods are June-July.

March to May is spring in Nepal, while you start Everest Base Camp Trek during this time of the year, the weather is generally clear and you can enjoy the amazing views of snowy mountains in the spring season but the possibility of haze covering the mountain views cannot be avoided. Khumbu flora- fauna will be fulfilled reach in spring the trek trail becomes colorful with rhododendron blooms. We can enjoy trekking paths filled with red white, pink, and yellow rhododendron and other verities of flowers in the Everest region. Remember that the rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal.

Autumn starts in the mid of September and lasts till November. You will get clear weather this season. Walk under the azure sky and enjoy a trek in pleasant weather. Savor the best views of the stunning Himalayas and jade hills. Monsoon would have ceased away, spreading greenery and filling water bodies to enjoy in autumn.

Everest attracts thousands of trekkers, so it will be difficult to avoid crowds in peak seasons. Trekking in the winter months is possible, and it’s getting popular among those who wish to enjoy solitude while trekking. But you need to be prepared with proper winter clothing and gears to combat cold weather.

Trekkers can do theEverest Base Camp Trekduring the month of June and July in the summer season in the Everest trek region, the trekking trails become wet and Mountain views are interrupted during summer cum monsoon and visibility is low. It will be best to avoid trekking to Everest Base Camp in the month of June- July.

Everest Base Camp Trek Note

We also advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions. As we know the world's weather has been changing due to global warming.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Itinerary

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Landing at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport where our airport representative receives you for the short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet lag, and then rendezvous with another group member of Everest Base Camp Trekking, where our guide/leader will brief you with information regarding the Everest Base Camp treks, service details, and lookup trek equipment overnight 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Start Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

As per your flight time for Lukla, usually happens early morning where a short drive takes you to Kathmandu airport, after checking in at the respective airline's counter with security then board a small aircraft for a scenic short of 30 minutes to land at Lukla small airstrip. During air grand panorama of Himalayan peaks with Everest and Makalu at a close distance as the plane heads to the runway to stop at the parking area at Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla. With time here for refreshing stops and then walk starts accompanied by our native guide and porters, beginning with a pleasant start on downhill past Lukla town to reach at Dudh Kosi River valley with Sherpa farm villages as our route leads further encountering prayer walls and spinning bells to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2,640m | 8,690ft
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours
  • Transportation: By Air

Our second-day walk is quite long due to an increase in heights as morning starts beyond Phakding entering a river gorge and crossing over a bridge to reach a nice lovely village at Monjo with views of Thermasarkhu peaks. From here short descent to enter Sagarmatha National Park, where all trekkers have to obtain National Park permits, as TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) pre-obtained in Kathmandu. Sagarmatha is a Nepalese name for Everest, where local Sherpa of Tibetan origin languages calls Chomolungma in both words means Great Mother. From here cross over a bridge to reach Jorsalle the last village before the climb to Namche Bazaar, at Jorsalle for possible lunch stops and then walks lead towards river banks into lovely woodland of pines and rhododendron after crossing a last high suspension bridge with a gradual climb on the winding road facing views of Kongde-Kusum Kanguru with Everest and Lhotse to reach famous Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is located 3,440 m high with amphitheater landscapes adorned with a number of well-built houses serving as hotels, lodges, and resorts. At Namche for overnight stops with grand views of Kongde and Thermasarkhu peaks and time for short walks around the lines of its streets with well-stocked shops and stores and many restaurants and fresh bakeries.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche Bazzar
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

At Namche Bazaar for a rest day to support acclimatization at this right altitude of above 3,000 m high, on this day taking a short hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche Bazaar, the first Porsche hotels or resort of Khumbu area. Offers grand views of Everest and Amadablam peaks with other adjoining peaks within beautiful green woodland of tall rhododendron and silver fir trees. Other options will be walking high above Namche at the Park Museum area facing mighty views of Everest, Lhotse, and stunning looking Amadablam peaks, with time to visit the museum of great interest with full information of the Khumbu areas for Sherpa culture and history.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours

From Namche morning a short steep climb to reach a gradual scenic trail, where walk leads on the winding path facing glorious views of Everest with magnificent Amadablam within a cool shade of the woodland. As the walk progress downhill to reach a bridge over Imjatse River to a small place at Phunge-Tenga Situated forest surrounding, a possible lunch stop here where an afternoon walk takes you to a climb into cool shade forest of quaint woodlands of rhododendron, pines, firs trees, and then reaching a small plateau at Thyangboche with an amazing panorama of mountains with Everest in views. At Thyangboche visit its colorful and impressive monastery and witness the priest-Lama and monks active in prayer in the grand surroundings of tall trees and mountains. Thyangboche is a scenic and beautiful spot where once a year in the month of mid-October or November a festival is held called Mani-Rimdu, where you can observe monks adorned in different deities' masks wading evil spirits.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Location: Tyengboche
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,684ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walking on the open country where the tree lines disappear only for few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walking on the nice terrain with the last climb to Dingboche village for an overnight stop, located in the Imjatse valley with the picturesque panorama of snow-capped mountains including North Face of Ama-Dablam.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

A full rest day at Dingboche for better acclimatization to make sure that every member in the group is well and fit for onward journey to Everest base camp, at Dingboche take a short hike to Nagurjung hill for a great panorama of Imjatse valley with Island, Taboche peaks includes views of world’s fifth-highest Mt. Makalu towards east direction.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Dongboche
  • Altitude: 4,350m | 14,271ft
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours

Morning on leaving Dingboche with a steep climb up to a ridge lined with prayer flags and Buddhist monuments Stupas, facing grand views of peaks where the walk from here leads on gradual uphill to reach Thugla. A small place with about 2-3 tea-house serving as lunch stops located at the end of massive Khumbu glaciers that melts into a torrential river, from here a steep climb for an hour to reach Thugla ridge top. Here witness some memorials of unfortunate climbers around the mountains of high Khumbu and Everest, after a refreshing break walk is easier with a slow climb to reach Lobuche situated in a corner of the valley beneath Lobuche peaks. Overnight at Lobuche in of its nice and cozy lodge with views of Nuptse peaks towards Everest and Lhotse.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4,931m | 16,177ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

After a pleasant stop at Lobuche, a walk leads towards our main highlights of the journey to reach our much-awaited destination Everest Base Camp, where they walk in the morning leads on the pleasant path and then a short climb to reach higher ground. Then back on nice trails reaching a place where you can visit Glass Pyramid place, a metrological station's joint venture of the Italian and Nepalese Governments, surveying the weather and movement of ice and glaciers. From here with interesting information about the project walk leads towards moraine and ice above Khumbu massive glaciers and then a short descent to a wide-open field at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges. Gorakshep was an original earlier Everest base camp before it moved further east. After a short stop and rest heading towards our goal walking into moraine and rocks to reach Everest base camp in the backdrop of mighty Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. Everest has hidden between the peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse where a tip of Everest can be seen from the base camp, with ever-present views of towering peaks after an exciting moment of the adventure heading back to Gorakshep for the last overnight on the highest point of the journey.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5,170m/16,962ft
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 Hours

Gorakshep is located beneath Kalapathar and a lofty peak of Pumori, morning a steep climb heading into a rocky path with vigorous breathtaking uphill to reach top the highest spot of the adventure at Kalapathar, situated above 5,545m facing a sweeping panorama of high giant mountains with a view of Pumori and Everest at close distance. After a glorious scenic moment descends to Gorakshep and continue walking on the same trail back to Lobuche to reach Thugla, where the path from Dingboche and Pheriche splits as our walk leads downhill towards a flat windy valley of Pheriche. Walking for an hour on the scenic valley to reach Pheriche a settlement with a number of good lodges to stay with views of Amadablam-Taboche-Cholatse with other series of peaks, at Pheriche for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Location: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4,288m | 14,070ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

From Pheriche, a morning walk leads to the end of the valley with a short descent to a river and then climb to a ridge with a Stupa, where walk leads to a long descent past Somare and Pangboche village. After Pangboche retracing the journey back uphill to Thyangboche and then downhill to Imjatse River with a steep climb for some time to reach Lobesa and Shanasa villages and then on an easy walk to a small beautiful place at Kyanjima. The walk continues on route Namche with wonderful views of Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse-Amadablam with an array of peaks, some of the areas on a walk lead you to a pleasant place where sometimes one can spot some wild-life like Musk Deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar with colorful Danphe (Lophoporous / Impeyan Pheasant) national bird of the country. Finally, the walk ends overnight at Namche Bazaar after scenic walks of the day from Pheriche.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

Today is our last walking day of the adventure, morning walk on the best pleasant path where walk follows Dudh Kosi River all the way to Phakding village and then heading towards Ghat and Tade-Kosi small areas with the last climb to reach the main gate of Lukla. After a final climb of the journey rest of the walk is easy going through Lukla town and its markets place to our overnight stop in a nice lodge at Lukla celebration with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,318ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

From a Luklamorning scenic flight back to Kathmandu with fantastic views of mountains from the plane on landing at Kathmandu airport, our staff transfers you back to the hotel around the Thamel area with the rest of the day free at leisure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Walking Hours: 30 Minute
  • Transportation: By Air

After a wonderful time at Everest Base Camp Trekking with the grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
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Cost Details

  • Arrival Pick-Up Service: Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2-night hotel with breakfast (one night before and one night after the trek).
  • Domestic Flight: Flight fare (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • Accommodation on the trek: Inclusive lodges-tea houses on the trekking period (twin rooms with beds and mattresses).
  • Meals: Inclusive daily 3 times a day Hygenic meals- breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Experience Trek Guide: An experienced, helpful government-licensed local guide inclusive of his daily wages such as food, accommodation, transportation, and trek insurance.
  • Friendly Porters: 1: porter for every 2 trekkers including their daily wages such as food, accommodation, transportation, and trek insurance.
  • Route Permit: All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, and TIMS permit.
  • Trekking Equipment: Inclusive sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffle bag (return after the trek).
  • Helping Hand: Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • First Aid: General Medical Kit for along EBC trek.
  • Taxes: All government and local taxes.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee: You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport – Kathmandu.
  • Excess Baggage Charge: If you have more than 15 kg weight of luggage required to pay the extra cost, per kg approximately $1-$2.
  • Trek & Travel Insurance: Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • City Food: Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Extra Night:  Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal Expenses: Your personal expenses, all the alcoholic, and non-alcoholic drinks, internet, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters Sweet things like a chocolate bar, and a hot shower during the trek.
  • Tipping: Tips for the guide and staff.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment: Bring your personal ebc trekking equipment.
  • International airfare.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates private trek could organize any time of the year.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
07 Jul, 2022 - 20 Jul, 2022AvailableUS$1190Confirm
11 Jul, 2022 - 24 Jul, 2022AvailableUS$1190Confirm
20 Jul, 2022 - 02 Aug, 2022AvailableUS$1190Confirm
24 Jul, 2022 - 06 Aug, 2022AvailableUS$1190Confirm

Useful Information

How Do I Get Nepal Visa & Cost?

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or they can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal visas after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facilities. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get a ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing the required documents. Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire visas prior to their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government.

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

1st Step

Fill in ' Arrival Card '

Fill in the Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form (you can fill it out prior to your arrival by visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it out from the website, you will get a submission Receipt with a barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step

Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) Get the receipt. While you can use different modes of payments (at the visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

  • 15 Days – 30 USD
  • 30 Days – 50 USD
  • 90 Days – 125 USD

3rd Step

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues a visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

What is Nepal Visa Extension Fee?

Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of fewer than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late is fine.

Does This Package Include Accommodation & Meals?

Yes, this package is inclusive of full board (meal and accommodation), during the trek, and bed and breakfast in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Kathmandu is arranged in a 3-star tourist standard hotel and lodges/guest houses/teahouses (with shared amenities), during the trek. The rooms are booked on a twin-share basis, where you will be paired up with another member (same-sex) of your group. Triple share can be arranged on request, both in Kathmandu and during the trek. Single supplements are also available but at extra cost. The accommodation options used during the trek are very basic. The room amenities are also basic, which decreases with the increase in altitude. However, the rooms are comfortable and are the best available in the area. Toilets and bathrooms are usually common. Some of these accommodations provide a hot shower facility, while the others provide a few buckets of hot water on request (extra charge applicable). This facility also decreases with an increase in elevation.

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), during the trek, will be served as per the tea house menu. All meals will be freshly made, using organic and local ingredients, and will be plentiful. Soft drinks and other snacks can be purchased at your own expense (the prices significantly increase, with the increase in elevation). Breakfast in Kathmandu will be served as per the hotel breakfast menu (usually buffet).

What Is The Best Season to Plan the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal?

Spring (March to May) and autumn (October to December) are the two best seasons to plan the Everest base camp trek in Nepal. These two seasons are very supportive in terms of weather, climate, visibility, and trail condition. Snowfall in winter and rain during the monsoon season however, if you are ready for these conditions we can organize the trek any time of year.

Do We Need Trek and Travel Insurance to Do the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal? If Yes, What Type?

Naturally! Yes, we need travel and trekking insurance to do this trek to Everest base camp in Nepal. It is very compulsory, Trekking/travel insurance can cut back on the major financial risk of traveling such as missed flight, canceled the trip, lost baggage, theft, emergency evacuation, accidents and illness, and well as dead body repatriation. Therefore, be careful while choosing your insurance policy. Make sure that the policy covers five major courses: trip cancellation or interruption, medical evacuation (treatment cost, hospital charges, doctor’s fee, and cost of the medicine), flight insurance (cancellations and delays), and baggage insurance (misplaced or lost luggage). You can also add supplemental policies to cover particular issues, like identity theft, and security and political evacuation (natural disasters, civil uprisings, military coups, political unrest, etc.). Or, get a ‘Comprehensive Insurance’ that covers all of the above-given courses plus expenses caused by delayed trips, missed flights, or any alterations in the itinerary by the tour company. Moreover, the maximum elevation gained during this trek is 5,550 meters; therefore, it’s important to ensure that the policy covers helicopter and medical evacuation up to 6000 meters (some standard policies only cover up to 4000 meters).

How Healthy, Fit, and Experienced Should I Be, in Order to Plan the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal?

The Everest base camp trekking in Nepal is a moderate-high altitude grade trip. During this adventure, the trip requires reaching 5,364m EBC and in good condition to climb up to Kalapatthar at 5545m. Therefore, a high level of fitness, a healthy body, excellent stamina, and tough determination is required to successfully complete this trek.

Therefore, it is highly suggested that you seek advice, medication, and permission from your local General Practitioner, before planning your trek. Especially those with acute or chronic health conditions are highly recommended to consult their doctor prior to trek booking. It is also recommended that you consult regarding the necessary guide walks required to prepare your body for this trek. In the absence of a GP, we suggest you seek advice from travel clinics.

No technical skill is required to plan this trek in Nepal. But, prior hiking or camping experiences are a plus point. Also, a few weeks of regular exercise like jogging, running, swimming, cycling, and uphill climbing is highly recommended to build the required stamina, before the trip.

Note: We kindly request you to inform us regarding your present health condition, medical situation, ongoing illness, and the regular medicines that you are taking. We expect you to be honest regarding these issues, so that we can get prepared for emergencies.)

Is The Transportation Cost Included in The Package?

Yes, the Everest base camp trek package includes the cost of arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle as well as airfare of the Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu round flight tickets.

What Happens If I Get Sick or Injured During the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Your safety is our prime concern. We make sure that your trek is led by one of the most professional, experienced and licensed and First-Aid trained guides. In case of any sickness or injury, the guides will provide the necessary first-aid treatment and in serious situations, they will call a rescue helicopter to fly you back to Kathmandu for further medical treatment help.

How Do I Get in Touch With My Family Members, While I Am Doing The Everest Base Camp Trek?

At places, where internet service is available, you can use it (extra charges applicable) to get in touch with your family and friends. However, other times, when you do not have access to the internet, or in the case of emergencies, you can use the cellular phone provided to our guide by the company to either call or send a text to the off-site team in Kathmandu, from where the message will further be delivered to the related person. Or, you also have an option to purchase and use prepaid phone cards (submission of 2 passport-sized photos and a passport visa copy is required to purchase a Nepal SIM card), during your stay in Nepal.

Why Should I Book My Everest Base Camp Trek With Your Company?

Although Nepal Spirit Adventure provides services like any other trekking company in Nepal, there still are a few things that make us stand out in the crowd. Highly dedicated to perfection and superior service, we offer years of experience to plan an outstanding adventure trip for you. Our partnership with local people will help you explore those areas, cultures, and traditions in the Khumbu region that have seldom been explored before. We cater to every possible need of yours, during your stay in Nepal, be it food, accommodation, varied destination, or communication needs. If our standard packages do meet your requirements, we offer an option to fully customize the trip to meet the needs and requirements of each individual traveler. Our best packages are available at the most competitive rates in the market.

Moreover, registered under the government of Nepal, Nepal Spirit Adventure is fully licensed and certified to organize adventure trips like trekking, hiking, expedition, tour, and other tourism-related services in Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. We believe in and practice responsible tourism. In addition to this, we also are a very active member following organizations:

  1. Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)
  2. Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN)
  3. Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation
  4. Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd.
  5. Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry

What Should I Bring for The Everest Base Camp Trek?

To make it easier for you to pack for your Everest base camp trek in Nepal, we request you follow the list given below. The items may vary according to the season and the duration of the trek. The weight limitation for this trip is 15 kilograms; therefore, we request you not to carry the things that are not required during the trek. We also suggest you not bring any valuables and even if you happen to bring any, we request you to leave them in a safety deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu.

Documents

  • Valid Passport and passport-sized photos (4 copies)
  • Airline tickets
  • Photocopies of passport, visa form, and insurance policy
  • Cash, in dollars, pounds, or Euros to be used in Nepal
  • Debit/Credit Card or traveler’s check

Head/Face

  • Bandana or headscarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece/wool/synthetic hat that covers your ears
  • Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Neck warmer (Optional)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 at least)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 at least)

Upper Body

  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-proof jackets or pullovers
  • Waterproof shell jacket (breathable fabric)

Down Jacket

  • Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex jacket with hood
  • Polypropylene shirts (both half and long sleeves)
  • T-shirts

Hand

  • 1 pair of lightweight liner gloves (thin wool or synthetic)
  • 1 pair of warm gloves ( wool or heavier fleece gloves)
  • 1 pair of mittens or shell gloves (Gore-Tex preferred)

Lower Body

  • 4 Underwear/briefs (non-cotton)
  • 2 pairs of hiking shorts (Nylon preferred)
  • 2 pairs of lightweight long underwear
  • 1 pair of softshell pants
  • 2 pairs of trekking pants
  • 1 pair of cotton pants
  • 1 pair of hardshell pants (waterproof and breathable fabric; Gore-Tex preferred)

Feet

  • 1 pair of lightweight socks
  • 4 pairs of liner socks (synthetic/Capilene)
  • 3 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of light to medium weight Trekking boots with spare laces
  • 1 pair of sneakers or light trekking shoes
  • 1 pair of hiking gaiters (optional)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes/sandals

General

  • 4 season sleeping bag
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • 1 large duffle bag
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables
  • Small padlock for duffle-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
  •  Down Jacket (optional)
  • Trekking poles
  • Durable wallet for travel documents, money & passport

Medicine

  • Personal First Aid kit
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and band-aids
  • 1 skin blister repair kit
  • Medicines for headache, diarrhea, cough, and cold, Diamox or Acetylzolamide.
  • Antibiotics: Ciprofloxacin
  • Water purification Iodine tablets or the water filter
  • Prescription glasses, contact lenses

Miscellaneous

  • Pocket knife
  • Toiletry kit: Toilet paper, hand wipes, liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, face wash, sanitary pads, 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel, deodorants, nail clippers, face, and body moisturizer, small mirror
  • Reading a book, journal, pen, iPod, travel games, plug adapter,1 small roll of repair tape
  • 1 sewing-repair kit
  • A digital camera with extra batteries
  • Large Ziplocs and waterproof and disposable rubbish sacks
  • Water bottles.

Optional

  • Snacks, chocolates, or energy bars
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Stainless steel thermos

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