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Best Adventure Tours in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the cultural capital of Nepal that endows rich heritage and ancient temples. It is a socially-conscious destination that has a lot to offer to the tourists. Mostly the revenue is from tourism, theater and performing arts. Additionally, there other thrilling options for travellers that they will enjoy to the core with the best adventure tours in Kathmandu. To ensure you get the optimum adventure there are several adventure tour packages, from trekking to river rafting from day tours to a cultural journey you get everything when in Kathmandu - this city is magnificent and ensures to leave memories to last a lifetime. Walk an extra mile to the trekking routes that suits your budget needs, experience and group size. Moreover, you get tour guides so that you do not miss on anything. Trekking now has resumed in Nepal post - earthquake as the nation was devastated. Popular destinations like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna conservation area, and the newly-opened the Tamang heritage trail, near the Tibetan border is perfect for adventure activities.

 

Pilgrims and tourists alike flock to climb the three-hundred-odd steps leading up to Swayambhu, the magnificent ancient golden stupa from which excellent 360-degree panoramas over the city and across the Kathmandu Valley can be seen. For a real change of scene, take a walk through Patan’s western areas where affluent residents and expats reside, through peaceful streets lined with organic coffee shops. Take a flight tour over the Himalayas including Mt Everest from Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa Tour, or immerse yourself in Kathmandu’s spiritual traditions during visits to the Hindu temple Pashupatinath, Nagarkot Sunrise View. The best adventures tours in Kathmandu are definitely more than worth it with options of Day Hiking in Kathmandu and a splendid Kathmandu Countryside Bike Tour.

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    Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2018
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    Dates: December: 4(Almost full), 10(Sold out), 23(Almost full), 30(Almost full)March: 3, 10(Almost full), 18, 24(Almost full), 31April: 7,14,21,28May: 5,6,12,19,20,26,27June: 2,9About the Destination: With its daunting summit soaring high up above the mountain, trekking in Everest Base camp is definitely the adventure for you.  The Everest, one of the most sought after tourist destination in Nepal is known for its incandescent beauty with the magnificent peaks and hills. At an altitude of 29, 035 ft, Everest creates the perfect spot for the trekkers with the vast blue sky in the backdrop. Covered by the snow capped mountains and the vast greenery, Everest Base Camp trek is one of the dream destination for the trekkers. And the best thing about this place is that you will be in the midst of the friendliest people.For a close encounter with the Everest summit Everest Base Camp is the best trek for you. In this trek, you will be trekking to an altitude of 17,600 ft ft passing through the quaint villages, grassy paths, steep rocks etc. You will be trekking in the trails of the footsteps of legendary adventurers and mountaineer like Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary. Nothing beats the excitement and thrill that holds the travellers on while ascending the Everest and watching it very close. If you are planning to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and spend some time in the serenity then Everest Base Camp is the best option for you. This will be a double treat for the nature lovers and the photography enthusiast where you can click some of the best shots.  You will be experiencing a lot of snowfalls while you are on the trek. The moment you reach an altitude of 5365 meters you will feel as if you are standing in a globe of a snowball. Catch the first glimpse of the Khumbu icefall during your trek. Not just get a chance to explore the forest, valleys and waterfalls but also, you will get a chance to learn about the culture of the legendary people Sherpas who are well known to be Mountain Climbers.   It’s time to take up your adventure to a whole new level. Not just treat yourself with this exciting trek but also learn a lot about the people and cultures of this region. Known for its magnificent beauty with the mountain peaks, glacial moraines and valleys, Everest Base Camp is the one place you wouldn't wat to miss this year.Quick Facts:Maximum Altitude: 18,513 ftDifficulty Level: DifficultAirport: Kathmandu, NepalATM: Namche Bazaar has the last ATM point before your trek begins.Everest Base Camp Highlights- With the high passes and the white misty glaciers Everest Base Camp trek will give you an experience of a lifetime.- On this trek, you will trek to the foothills of the Everest, the world’s highest mountain.- You will be trekking in some of the challenging treks like Kala Pattar, Nangkartshang Peak, and Everest Base Camp.- Get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of the Katmandu and learn about the people and their culture.- Visit the ancient Thami and Tengboche monasteries and investigate the beauty of the Sherpa village. - Also, visit the school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung. Weather condition in Everest Base Camp TrekEverest Base Camp is suitable for the trekkers all round the year but you can best enjoy the snow between September to December and March to mid-May. Temperatures at the summit are never above freezing and during January temperatures can drop as low as -60° C (-76° F). Despite the low temperatures the biggest issue faced by climbers are hurricane force winds and wind chill. The weather is quite unpredictable in the mountains.  As winters are very cold with a lot of snowfalls, at times it might be difficult for the trekkers to trek through the snow.  In such weather condition, you might not be able to trek to a high altitude. So for your own convenience always carry some light tents with you. Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. However, it is not as gloomy and cold as you imagine, and the temperature generally features the big temperature gap, cold at night while warm during daytime. It is almost sunny and even warm in the summer time, about 12°C (22°F) colder than in Lhasa. If you are thinking of trekking in the Everest Base camp during the summers, then it’s the most desirable time will be in the month of April and May. During summers get stunned by the amazing view of the peaks lost in the clouds. You can see the flowers blooming especially the Rhododendrons.  The whole valleys look spectacular with the vast greenery and a mixture of colours. For the trekkers who love to enjoy the monsoons can visit this place earlier. Although it will be a wet season but the dust will be clear because of the rain.Tips for Everest Base Camp1) Bring enough money: There are no ATMs in Lukla, so one is advised to carry enough money with them in case of need for an emergency. And even for buy trekking equipments in Kathmandu. It is one of the best and cheapest place to buy the same.2) Bring your own Tea: Yes, tea is very expensive at the Everest. But getting hot water won’t cost you much. Carry your own tea bags to be used while on the trek.3) Mentally prepare yourself: As this is not an easy trek, you should prepare yourself mentally for the task that is ahead of you. This means, be prepared for extreme weather conditions, All accommodation on the trek to Everest Base Camp is in small tea houses, run by the local Sherpa people. There are options for showers lower down on the trail, if you decide to use them, however, many people keep clean by using baby wipes and a bowl of warm water each day. The toilet situations can be difficult at times, as in the tea houses they are generally not Western-style toilets, rather just a hole in the ground instead of a toilet bowl. 4) What to Carry: Warm clothes, sun glasses, trekking boots, gloves, trekking stick, woolen caps among other trekking equipments you want to carry. However, the most important thing to bring is a good pair of trekking shoes that you have hiked in previously. Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking clothes that are both cheap and of decent quality. If you can bring your own sleeping bag otherwise you can rent one for about 500-600 rupees a day.5) Prepare for extreme weather: If it’s sunny you might be surprised at how warm it can get during the day. Most trekkers wear t-shirts and shorts for the first few days while the elevation is still low. When the sun sets the temperatures drop quick. Wear a warm hat while sleeping and take a Nalgene bottle filled with hot water and keep it in your sleeping bag to stay warm. 6) Stay Hydrated: Make sure to drink plenty of water while on the trek. Do carry extra water bottles with you at all times.7) Altitude Headaches: A headache can be one of the first signs of altitude problems.  Do carry suitable medications for the same. Small headaches are common and should not stop you from trekking or worry you. However if it persists or increases, it might be advisable to ascend or even trek down.8) Avoid the Sun: Taking care of your skin and eyes are important. Sunburns happen much quicker at high elevation so make sure to apply sunscreen a few times a day and wear a hat. Sunglasses are a must have and if you wear prescription glasses it’s good to come to Nepal with a pair of prescription sunglasses or at least clip-ons.9) Dress in Layers: Layering allows you to easily regulate your body temperature and stay comfortable while trekking.  It’s even better if your layers have zippers so that you have even more control of your body temperature. 10) Bring a camera: This trek is one of the most beautiful Himalayan Treks. So much so, that one would want to stop at every step and take pictures to make memories for life.11) Bring Extra Batteries/Charging Packs: In the cold, your batteries will die much quicker than they do at home. This holds true for basically every kind of electronic you'll be using from phones to cameras to kindles. While some of the tea houses allow you to charge things, they all charge you for it (some more than others). An easy way to avoid this is to bring spare batteries and a portable charger.

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    Adventurous Tour of Nepal For 8 Days
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    About the Activity:This multiple adventure activity tour of Nepal for 8 days make anyone's holiday beyond special and unforgettable.Activities include bungee jumping, paragliding, white water rafting etc along with sightseeing options as well.You will cover the most scenic location in Kathmandu and Pokhara including Phewa Lake, Davi's Falls and local shopping centres.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

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    Nepal Honeymoon Tour: the Romantic Rendezvouz
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    About the Activity:You might be planning to create some sweet stories with your perfect half during your honeymoon. Check this package for honeymoon in Nepal where you will realise it is just you, him and tranquillity in complete Nepal.Nothing would communicate properly the pure serenity Nepal is covered with but one visit will let you understand that somehow a piece of heaven must have fallen here centuries back.Obviously, the Himalayan ranges are the entangling surprise every one get in to feel; moreover, if you wish to make your honeymoon trip quite adventurous, Nepal is a perfect fit.With cultural and heritage tours, you can observe the minute aspects of Nepal's rich culture, religious frameworks and social transitions.But with the adventurous activities such as hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, Bungee jumping etc, you will get to see that Nepal is not just silent.This 7 day package includes food, accommodation and transportation which is inclusive of airport transfer.

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    Day Trek to Champa Devi in Nepal
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    About the Activity: Champa Devi in Nepal is a pilgrimage site known for a Buddhist stupa and is considered as a Hindu shrine situated at an altitude of 2285 m south - west of Kathmandu.Hiking to Chapadevi starts with a 16 km drive south from Kathmandu for an hour to a place called Pharping (on the way to Dakshinkali Temple). From here start your hike gradually uphill for about half an hour. Continue hiking for about another 3 hours gradually uphill following the trail towards Champadevi. Langtang and Ganesh mountain range are expected views in clear seasons. After your exploration, begin your hike downhill to Hattiban for 2 hours to catch your car and drive back to Kathmandu as your experience comes to an end.

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    Experience Bungee Jumping in Nepal
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    About the Activity:Get picked up from Kathmandu in a bus and drive 3 hours to the River Bhote Koshi. Situated 160 meters over the wild River Bhote Koshi, experience the surroundings while you dive through the air. The jump is situated near to the Tibet border with spectacular mountain views and blossoming vegetation. The gorge sides are lush with vegetation and jagged rocks gives you the ultimate adrenaline rush.Enjoy this thrilling activity for 15 minutes.This tour is a customized tour ad can be avail at your convenience.

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    Kathmandu City Tour
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    h6 Hours

    About the Activity: Kathmandu city tour is one of the best ways to learn more about the Nepalese people and their culture.With this exciting tour, you can get the view of the archaeological sites which were built during the ancient time.This tour includes visit to different historical places which are enlisted in the world heritages list. Some of them are Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath temple, Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square, Patan durbar square.

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    Dates: October​: 1,21,30November: 3,13,20,27December: 4,23,30March: 1,2,10,17,24,31April: 7,14,21,28May: 5,6,12,19,20,26,27June: 2,9About the Destinations: A desire for the trekkers, the Mt Everest peak of the Himalayan Range is considered as a dream come true circuit for the adventure junkies. Reaching an astounding height of 8,848m above the sea level, this highest mountain in the world boats of its enthralling, extreme challenging terrains and magical views of the Everest. While on this trek, you will trekking to the South Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Spreading across 15 days, the entire trek revolves around the mighty peak and will take you to a towering height of 5,364m. During the entire expedition, be sure to explore, discover and witness the mesmeric beauty, charm and appeal of the Mt Everest along with plenty of other Himalayan peaks. Duration of the tour: 14N/15D Activities: Trekking, Camping Highest Altitude: Kala Patthar (5,645m) Difficulty Level: Challenging 

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    About the Activity: Embark on this 17 days 16 night remote trek that was once categorized under restricted area of Nepal. Mustang trek has been officially open for trekkers just a couple of decades beforeGet picked up from the airport in a private vehicle and transfer to the hotel.Delight in this moderate level of trek that provides you with enables you to enjoy varied landscapes comprising of mountain desert and natural caves.Trek in some of the difficult paths such as Chele, Chhusang village,Gandaki,Syangbochen,Gheling and Charang.You will also trek through Lo Manthang ,Tingkhar,Dhamka and then continue your return trek from Dhamka. Located in the rain shadow, enjoy scenic views of accompanying peaks, picturesque villages and old monasteries with this delightful trek.Conclude your tour after getting dropped back to the airport and depart for home.

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    Kathmandu
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    About the Activity: Indulge in this exciting 13 days 12 nights trekking in one of the most beautiful peak in Nepal, Phachermo peak.Get picked up from the Kathmandu Airport by a private car or a bus and then transfer to the hotel by the representatives of the Nepal Eco adventure.Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and after reaching there trek  towards the Phakding at the altitude of 2652m.Start trekking from from Phakding towards the Namche bazaar and then Dudh Koshi River until you reach Namche bazaar. Explore the amazing view of the Thame village and trek to the base camp of Phachermo peak. From there trek to the Phachermo peak and reach the high camp.Continue trekking through the same route while enjoying the magnificent view of the region and reach Lulka.End your exciting trek after getting dropped back at the Kathmandu airport and depart for home.

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    Kathmandu
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    About the Activity: Cycling or Mountain Biking in Nepal is an extra ordinary experience. Nepal is the world's first ranked adventure playground for mountain bikers. Cycling from the flat lands of the Terai to the terraced hillside and the vertical landscape towards the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas, provides you the adventure of awesome landscape with in a single country. This delightful cycling tour will take you to some of the most beautiful and unexplored places on the earth, where you will experience some tough climbs, technical descents, fast flying single track and exotic sights of ancient routes of Trans-Himalayan Traders and the rural village life of Nepal. You will see the legendary Annapurna Circuit, lower and upper Mustang, Jomsom,  Muktinath, Langtang, around Manaslu and hidden trails to the rarely visited rural villages.Wind up this 8 hour cycling trip with some amazing memories.

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    Kathmandu
    h7 Hours

    About the Activity: Phulchowki is the highest hill situated in the south of Kathmandu valley well acclaimed for its vegetation (Botanical Garden) and bird watching. Kick-start your trekking expedition, with a 14 km drive towards south of Kathmandu for about 40 minutes by private car. On reaching Godavari (with Botanical Garden) start hiking gradually uphill through dense sub - tropical forest for four hours.The eye-catching view of eastern part of Annapurna range to Gaurishanker in the east, breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley are some expected delights that you will encounter on this trek.Post lunch (at your own expense), hike downhill following the same trail to Godavari for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the nature at Phulchowki and Godawori with this pleasant trip.

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    Kathmandu
    h7 Hours

    About the Activity: Shivapuri is the closet National Park from Kathmandu. It is also the second highest peak near Kathmandu valley that offers rich variety of flora and fauna in this region.Trekking to Shivapuri is a short and easy adventure. Visit the stunning Baghdwar which is the source of Holy River Bagmati flowing nearby famous temple of Pasupatinath.Drive for about 20 minutes to Budhanikantha Temple which is 8 km north of Kathmandu. After exploring this temple hike through Shivapuri conservation area and begin your exploration. Nagi Gumpa is situated at an altitude of 2330 m north of Kathmandu just above Budhanilkantha Temple. This is a famous Monastery for those nuns who practice Buddhism and look for meditation. Embark on a short cut down hill trail to Kopan for about two hours and drive back to Kathmandu as your experience ends here.

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    Kathmandu
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    About the Activity: The Chitwan National Park located at the south - western part of Nepal, sprawls over an area of around 932 sq.km and is well-acclaimed for its jungle safari. Jungle safari at Chitwan National Park provides you stunning views of exotic wildlife species and rich bio-diversity adorning this national park.Safari at the Chitwan National Park combines with the village visit at the Tharu settlements - know more about the traditions and culture of these local people.Get ready to visit the elephant birth place, one horn rhino, an array of (colorful) birds, various wild animals, and Bengal bear by embarking on this delightful jungle safari.

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    About the Activity: Zip flying in Nepal is the world's longest, steepest and fastest zip flying which provides the best experience in adventure to the tourists visiting at Nepal. The participants are zipped from the hill on a cable 5000 feet above sea level and mounted on an incline to the plains. The most interesting part of this zip flying is that the cables zip down at the speed of the 86.99 miles per hours on a cable of 1.12 miles long. Enjoy a view of the Pokhara valley but and also view the impressive scenery of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and other mountains ranges while having the zip flying in Pokhara.

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    About the Activity: Soar through the clear blue skies while you para-glide over the most beautiful landscapes your eyes will see.Gliding is a weather dependent sport and it is suggested to fly in fine weather which commences from September to December and again in February to May. The take off point for these flights is Sarangkot, one of the best view point spot in Nepal which offers prime views of Fewa Lake and towering mountains at sunrise and sunset.Feel the thrill as you para glide for 30 minutes. During the flight, you will be rewarded by the awesome views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Hiuchuli and Mt. Fishtail.You can also avail different gliding experiences like Tandem Flying, with a pilot, Cross-country Flying from one valley to another and Cloud Buster where you can enter the clouds. This tour is a customized tour and can be avail at your convenience.

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Anushree

03 May 2017

Having trekked in the Sahayadris for over 4-5 years now and after doing two himalayan treks in the previous season, I wanted to do a more challenging trek. So finally I decided to climb the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. The majestic mountain range had been in my bucket list for many years. Now seemed to be the right time, and so I set off in search of the "Everest". I always thought how difficult could it be to climb mountains, after all, it just takes putting one step ahead of the other. I was wrong, it indeed turned out to be more difficult than I imagined. This is due to the rarefied air in the atmosphere, that makes breathing difficult. Even a nominal gradient while ascending seems to be a task. But thankfully I wasn't hit by any symptoms of AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ) which makes the mountaineer's job tremendously difficult at high altitudes. On the trek, it was the promise of some awesome photos, that helped me carry through many steep climbs. But, the sheer beauty of the barren mountains with clear blue sky in the backdrop and the ferocious Dudh Koshi River inspired me not to give up but to keep climbing. During the climb of Kala Patthar, I learnt the importance of balance and concentration, even when you are exhausted beyond limit. On the Kala Patthar summit day, I set out at 4 in the morning, climbing through the mountain with a 50-70 degree gradient; sub zero temperatures, chilly winds and freezing weather. It was total dark and the only thing I could see through my head torch was the next step. From this moment till 6 am in the morning, I only thought about the awesome feeling of summiting and achieving my goal. As the air was thin, I concentrated on breathing properly and adequately and took synchronized baby steps. And, finally at 6:30 am I reached the Summit (5643m)! The view of the sunrise on Everest was just spectacular and the feeling of having summited, exhilarating!! The Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar expedition made me realize that to achieve a goal, it is important to believe in your own efforts and strength (Both Physical and Mental).But more than that, we should be grateful towards the ecosystem around and factors beyond our control which play an equally important role in our journey to achieve anything.

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Rameshwar Bharadwaj

20 October 2014

A good trek at a very reasonable price is what I need to say about this trek first of all. I had a comfortable and good stay at the base camp. The camping was a great fun and I enjoyed to the core. Heard that this was the most challenging trek of Nepal and so I decided to try this out. This was obviously challenging but I could make it out till the end. it was just out of the world experience

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Sucheta Namboothiri

23 September 2015

The mountains were brilliant and nice, the clear sky after the summer monsoon had dusted away the dust and we hence got a chance to have a clear view of the whole peak and the adjacent places. The days we spent at the camp base was cooler even though it could have been more long.

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Deenabandhu Devar

25 June 2015

The great Everest Base trek camp is the most spectacular camping that I ever know of. What I liked personally about this trek was the courtesy and reception of the inhabitants at this place. Even though the trek was steep and sharp we had ample route to trek and enjoy. We even had time to take marvellous pictures at each and every step of the trek. I should say that I went on this trek at the right time. it was a life changing experience for me!!

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Devika Mehrotra

08 December 2016

Are you planning to head for a trek to the Everest Base camp? Well hear my story of my experience to this wonderful heaven on Earth, I am basically from Rajasthan, and am a great lover of trek, I never leave any trekking place in the World untouched, there are many I have taken up and there are still vast to explore, as I was trekking to each and every place that I had shortlisted from my bucket list, the Everest base camp took its turn last month, I was very eagerly waiting for this trek ever since I had heard from the Indian friends about a trekking destination like this in Nepal. The Everest memory is going to be in memories forever; base camp at the world’s highest mountain is not everyone’s cup of tea. It needs endurance, agility, talent and stability to survive the whole way through, which is what I have learnt from the trek. When the temperature in Rajasthan was touching around 40 degree, I decided to trek to the Everest to take a break from the climate and the city. I read about the reviews before hand and planned everything, initially I thought of going alone, but at the last moment some old school friends of mine joined up, so it was a team of ten heading to the highest peak of the world. Our journey began at Rajasthan, and within few hours we reached Kathmandu, from where we were supposed to be picked up by our guides, we moved on from here to a nearby hotel, as we wanted to fresh up and make ourselves active before the actual trek began, so our first day was a complete rest at the hotel, the next day we went down to explore the Kathmandu valleys and monkey temple, and then by evening we were boarded flight to Lukla, and here finally our trekking activity started, caught a glimpse of this statue on way – Late Pasang Lhamu Sherpa ( the first Nepali women to reach the world top), and then from here we reached to Phakding, here we halted for some time, took a short nap for a couple of hours, and on our guides call we started to trek towards gateway of Everest, Namche Bazaar. Uphill and downhill trek over here was simply amazing, then we had to stop at Jorsale for some legal paper work, which was taken care of well by our guide, crossing the alpine vegetation and suspension bridge we landed at Namche Bazaar, after halting here overnight we started our acclimatizing walk towards the Everest view hotel from where we caught view of various peaks, Kusum Kangaroo, Thamsekru, Amadablam and the gigantic Mt. Everest. Then we trekked to Tengboche, Dingboche, Nagarjuna hill and then towards Lobuche. From Lobuche the final lap of trek to Everest base camp began, after trekking for around three hours I finally made it up to the Everest Base camp. That feel being on top of this Everest was like being on top of the world. Yay! I was waiting for this moment since then to share it with my friends, relatives and other trekking enthusiasts.

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Buddhana Naik

07 December 2016

It is not always about travelling to some great place, but it is all about the experience that we get from out tour. This is what I felt after I am now done with my Everest base camp trek, I heard from my colleagues that this trek is a very challenging one, but then I and my school friends decided to give it a try. Even though I have a good trekking experience, my friend was not too much in to it, still we both were eager to take up and make it possible. The Everest is the most sought after destination for trekking enthusiasts, and we were lucky that we got an opportunity to trek to this wonderful mountain peak region. Now talking out about the trek, I and my friend just backpacked some clothing, good quality trekking shoe and started off to this wonderful destination, I had already arranged for the trekking schedule and the itinerary was briefed to us well in advance, the whole trekking journey of 14 days is still in front of my eyes, I am yet to recover from that trance state. We started our journey at Chennai and reached Kathmandu, and then from here we were flown to Lukla to trek to Phadking, the whole way we enjoyed the panoramic view and the beauty of the hills, from Lukla our trekking journey began gradually, with many ups and downs we never faced any problem anywhere, the Guides were not only co-operative but they were entertaining too, they gave us break every now and then, the short suspension that we came across was a great view at Kusum- Kangru. As we trailed through on this base camp trek we came across many villages and rivers. The villagers were very friendly; in fact we were surprised to see that some of the villagers were able to speak good English, they are very eager to help strangers and particularly trekkers, so there wasn’t any fear of getting lost at all, the pathway which we had to go through was full of ridges and trails, initially I was a bit afraid that we may get lost, but as I had said before the villagers are too friendly and they will helped us out with the ways, once or twice we were little behind our fellow trekkers, luckily with the help of the villagers we managed to get back to our team. As we had trekked only last week, the weather was rather clear and we were able to see clearly the snow capped mountains and the flowing rivers. As we were trekking high, we felt it little hard to trek, over here we had to take a small break and energize our body by filling it with local food and drinks that was available almost at every junction. Some of the other trekkers who hadn’t hired guides faced little problem, luckily we escaped such a situation. Overall, I had a very delightful experience and am longing to trek again during this winter.

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Vaishvi Iyer

07 December 2016

Not all travel agents would be able to deliver such an amazing service, I am really grateful to my travel agency and to out trekking guide Mr. Thapa who helped us out from start till the end. When I and my girlfriend got an annual break, we wanted to do something that was always in our bucket-list, a challenging and difficult trek to the Himalayas, and then when we read about the reviews of Everest base camp, there wasn’t any looking back. Initially my GF was stigmatic seeing the height of this gigantic trek, but somehow I was able to convince her and then we packed off for their trek with a minimum of clothing and essentials. I had no problem at as my girl friend had put a check list of all the needed things and packed all these, so whenever we needed anything on the way, she would immediately take it without even searching for it (this is one great advantage to travel along with girls, they are more than perfect in all these things). Well then the endless journey of ours began and the next two weeks weren’t just life, it was a meaningful life. I heard that the lodges in the higher altitudes get closed during peak winter, but luckily we didn’t experience any kind of this situation at all, our organizers had planned everything in advance and we also took effort to call out personally and finalize things before we reached there. As we were trailing we could feel ourselves lost in the clouds and it was a great experience to see the beautiful shrubs and trees on all the sideways, again my GF stopped here and there to take selfies (this is bit annoying when you travel with girls, they stop then and there for selfies break), but then I had to acknowledge because the sceneries and the hills were so captivating that even though I am not a photo freak, I too posed for many pictures. Our accommodation was a great place, it was equipped with all the needed things like – room heater, blankets, warm water to bath and delicious food were served on time mainly. But then I had a very minor problem as some shops accepted only the Nepalese currency, so to be on safe side you can carry some extra local currency (in case you are a shop alcoholic), I heard that some guides are too dependent but our guide was too accommodative and unless and until we invited him for a cup of tea, he never used to barge into our privacy. I personally loved the trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche as the whole backdrop was serene, calm and I loved the Rhododendrons mainly. The top of the Namche Bazaar gave a breath taking view of the surroundings which is still waving in front of my eyes. Some treks have the power to change the way you look at life, and surely this trek was one of my kind.

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Dhanpati Gill

08 December 2016

We (Me and my wife) took up this ever challenging Everest base camp trek last month. Staying at Delhi was an advantage for me, as I was able to make up immediate plans and pack bags for the one of its kinds trek – Everest base camp trek, When my wife had said that she wanted to take a break for two weeks, I immediately rushed online to book our tickets to Kathmandu to take up this trek that I had been dreaming off ever since I was in my college days, and luckily my wife never says no to my decision. It was during the months of Late November and Early December, the winter was starting to pour in, even though it was more chill and freezing than I had expected. Heard that November month is great for trekking to this wonderful place, and so when we landed up at the trek start point at Lukla, I could catch many trekkers who were going to accompany us in this journey, actually it looks good and is great to trek along with other trekking lovers, you will feel motivated. Even though I was the one who insisted on this trek, my wife was even more energetic and active when she saw the other accompanies. The weather and the days were too good at the first place; hence it gave a good kick start for our journey, the guide told us that the trekking would be for nearly 12 days, but we managed to finish it in 11 days. If we follow the instructions and the guidelines that are provided by the organizers we can complete this trek in the given time, on the other hand I heard some trekkers grumbling that they missed out some main points like Kala Pathar and were not able to make it up till the Everest base. But luckily my health and my co-trekkers were co-operative that we made it up till the end. Now that we had finished the trek successfully, it also becomes important to say a few words about the food, stay and the journey. Wherever we stopped, our guides served us with hot foods, even though there were many varieties; I wanted to try the traditional Nepali food – which was really a great choice; the accommodation for us was at Tea house which was really great and amazing, room service was above average and we never faced any problem at any time, Hot water was supplied for whenever we asked, the bedding and the blankets were clean and washed well ( my wife happens to be a clean freak), but then she never had any issue with the accommodation or food. As a final word, this review would become obsolete if I don’t mention that the organizers have done a tremendous job by making this challenging trek successful for us!

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Dwaipayana Pilla

14 December 2016

At the end of your lifetime, when you sit back and recollect your old memories, it is not the tour that you will remember, but it will be the ones that made your trip memorable. And without any doubt I can say that my memory in future is going to be filled only with this Everest Base camp trek that I had taken up last week. A trek will become memorable only when it is filled with adventure, challenge and fun in it, and all this is coupled in the Everest base camp trek. When I had suggested this trek to my family, they immediately said a big “NO” as this was the most challenging one and I had picked the winter months for trekking, but then I gathered guts to convince my parents and started to go ahead with my itinerary which I had already done many months before the trek was decided. Actually the trek is not as scary and rough as others presume it to be, if you are packed with necessary stuffs and if you have some skill and knowledge about this trek you are sure to go through it easily. Trekking to the base camp is actually a great fun to experience for real. I want this review to be useful to the readers, thus I am writing more of tips rather than my experience so that it would be useful for the other trekkers who are planning to go ahead with this trek. If you are planning to trek to this base camp, I feel it is always wise to carry some USD and Rupees as you hardly find any ATM’s over here, it is also great if you are able to arrange some Nepali currencies too in case you want to shop or buy something to eat. If you haven’t packed enough winter gear or trekking gear, buy them at Kathmandu itself and save some bucks, and as you climb the altitude will lower down your oxygen level, so carry plenty of chocolates and some treats for your mouth. When your energy level goes down, just munch in few chocolates and gets instant energy. And you can also carry some tea bags with you; hot water is available at many places, so you can just stop by to sip your tea instead of searching for a local tea stall. Well all this being said, my trek to Everest base camp was more than I wanted it to be, fun thrill, excitement, adventure, mystery and above all I made friendship with so many trekkers that in future I will not have to go alone to any place, this trekking friends group will be ready to hang out with me.

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