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Ishan Gandhakwala

5.0

Their team in Nepal is very co-operative and takes very good care of everything so that you can enjoy the trip rather than to worry unnecessary things...

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Anjali Malik

4.0

My dream or a thing that was always in my bucket list is a trek to the great Everest Base and my dream came true when my Face book Friends gang had sur...

Overview

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March: 3, 10, 18, 24, 31
April: 7,14,21,28
May: 5,12,19,27
June: 2,9

About 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. 

EBC is 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 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 want to miss this year.

Quick Facts:

Maximum Altitude: 18,513 ft

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Airport: Kathmandu, Nepal

ATM: 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.

Best Time to travel to Everest Base Camp Trek

Travelling to Mount Everest has its on-peak and off-peak seasons. For ordinary tourists, the golden season to take a Mt. Everest tour would be in April, May, early-June, September and October, and early November. At these times of the year, the skies are clearer, with very few days where visibility is even slightly limited.

There is very little rain and snow, and daytime temperatures, while not the hottest in the year, are well above freezing, and quite comfortable for trekking and touring the region. Although, you will still need some warm clothes for the nights, which can still get quite cold.

However, tours to Mount Everest can be arranged at any time of year, given an individuals’ unique preference. As long as you are not a professional mountaineer with a particular time frame to summit the mountain, Everest Base Camp welcomes you whenever you come.


Tips for Everest Base Camp

1) 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 or Mountain Lodges. 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.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m)

    Flight to Kathmandu, Preparation for Trek

    The first day of your itinerary involves arrival in Kathmandu and getting prepared for the upcoming trek. You will be picked up at the Kathmandu airport, introduced to the guide and will also be briefed about the trek.

    The guide will make sure that your equipment is in place and might recommend any gear that needs to be purchased or rented. 

  • Day 2 - Kathmandu to Lukla, then walk to Phakding (2652m)

    After breakfast, we will proceed to the Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu.

    We will take a flight to Lukla. The total flying time is of 35 minutes. The experience of flying in this route will be one of your best. The flight will be passing through valleys and presenting some breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and the Nepali villages atop.

    Once you arrive in Lukla, our representatives will receive you.

    Immediately we will start our trekking and trek to Phakding. It is at an altitude level of 2652m. It is a simple trek for 3.5 hours. The trail will pass via many small villages and green mountains. We will stay overnight at the Tea house.

  • Day 3 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    Today we will trek for Namche Bazaar. Namche is at an altitude level of 3440m. The route is surrounded by huge green mountain ranges. The Dudh Koshi river flows along the side till Namche.

    We will stop at Monjo for the lunch, as that is the last point to get food before Namche. The route between Monjo and Namche is a gradually inclining trail amidst thick green forest. You will be able to get a glimpse of Everest and Lhotse just before Namche, though not very clear.

    Overnight stay at Tea House or Mountain Lodge. Total trekking will be 5 to 6 hours with the moderate difficulty level and a portion after Monjo will be strenuous.

  • Day 4 - Acclimatization at Namche (3440m), Short Hiking

    This is a day for acclimatization and we will be resting in Namche Bazaar. It is a place that has everything one can wish for. Coffee shops, Bars, Restaurants and many more things to do.

    You can go to the Namche museum, this a little above Namche Bazaar, just about 20 minutes trek. You can get a clear view of Everest and Lhotse from this place.

    You can visit the Namche Bazaar (Market) and Namche Monastery.

  • Day 5 - Namche to Tengboche (3860m)

    Tengboche is a small valley at an altitude level of 3860m. It is one of the most beautiful places of our entire trekking route.

    The Tengboche Monastery is a famous and beautiful place, worth visiting.

    The trek time will be about 5 hours with moderate difficulty level.

  • Day 6 - Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)

    Today we will start our trek and go towards the Pangboche village, we will get some nice views of Mount Ama Dablam.

    We are likely to have our lunch at Pangboche. We will then trek towards Pheriche and proceed to the Imja Valley.

    We will be able to see the Lobuche River and will pass through it and take steep hike to Dingboche.

    Overnight stay at Dingboche.

    The trek will be about 6 to 7 hours while it will be moderate for most part, there will be about 2 steep inclines.

  • Day 7 - Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4360m)

    Today will be an acclimatization day.

    We can take a small hike to get a view of worlds three top mountain peaks, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho Yu. Besides these, you will see plenty of peaks and mountain ranges.

    Overnight stay at hotel.

  • Day 8 - Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m)

    Today we will start trekking towards Dughla (4600m) and then to Lobuche (4940m). On this route we will get to see a huge stream and many mountain peaks including Mount Pumori (7138m), Mount Nuptse, Mount Cholatse and Mount Thamserku.

    Once we pass the Khumbu Glacier we will get to see the highest peaks such as Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur. While all of these will look very near to the Mount Everest, it is not possible to get a glimpse of Everest from here.

    Total trekking time will be 6 to 8 hours and this will be a moderate trek.

    Overnight stay at Tea house or Mountain Lodge.

  • Day 9 - Lobuche (4940m) to Gorakshep (5170m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and come back to Gorakshep.

    This will be a completely glacier route. The trek to Gorakshep (5170m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m) is likely to be a moderate trek.

    You can see Everest on the way but you can’t get a full view from Base camp, the Kumbhu icefall will be very clearly visible. This part of the trek will surely feel like you are in heaven amidst the glaciers and see the gigantic mountain up-close.

    We will get to see the peak of the Everest very clearly tomorrow from Kala Patthar.

    Overnight stay in Gorakshep.

    The total trekking time will be 5 -7 hours and will be moderate.

  • Day 10 - Hiking to Kala Patthar (5645m) and descend to Lobuche (4940)

    The hike to Kala Patthar will be the most difficult part of this trekking expedition of yours as well as the most rewarding one.

    You will be able to see the Peak of Everest. In fact Kala Patthar is the only place which will give you views of almost the entire high peak mountains of the Himalayan Ranges.

    It will take about 2.5 to 3 hours to reach Kala Patthar from Gorakshep.

    After Kala Patthar it will be all descending from now on and the trek becomes very simple, though you have to be careful about the decline.

    We will need another 3 hours to reach Lobuche (4940m). Total trek time will be 7 hours max with only one steep incline and rest simple and easy trek.

    Based on group’s decision you can trek down to Pheriche also

  • Day 11 - Lobuche (4940m) to Tengboche (3860m)

    It will be about 6 to 7 hours of easy declining trekking.

    You will be passing through the amazing Himalayan ranges.

  • Day 12 - Tengboche (3860m) to Monjo (2835m)

    This will be a moderate trek; it will take about 6 – 7 hours trek to reach Monjo.

    Overnight stay at Monjo.

  • Day 13 - Monjo (2835m) to Lukla (2800m)

    It will take about 6 hours to reach Lukla. This will remain a simple trek. We will get a very small incline just before Lukla.

    Overnight stay at Lukla.

  • Day 14 - Lukla to Kathmandu

    Today we will proceed to the Airport and catch our flight to Kathmandu and enjoy the valley views throughout the 35 minutes flying time.

    This is a complete leisure day and overnight stay at hotel or Guest House.

  • Day 15 - Departure

    Please check out by 12 noon to catch your flight.

    We will drop you at the Airport.

Stay

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  • 2 Nights Guest house stay in Kathmandu
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  • 12 Nights of Stay in Tea House or Mountain Lodge

Activity

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  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

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  • Airport pick up and drop for for international terminal.
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  • Domestic airport transfers for Lukla
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  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in Guest House (2 nights).
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  • Accommodation during the trekking period in Tea Houses or Mountain Lodges (12 nights).
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  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
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  • Trekking permit for Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS
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  • Qualified guide.
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  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
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  • All government and local taxes.
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  • Khumbu Region entry permit (For Booking done after 1st January)
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  • Porter to carry upto 10 kg of weight per person.
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  • Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.

Things To Carry

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  • Footwear
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  • Hiking boots: Good ankle support.
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  • Hiking shoe or sneaker: As an extra, or to use in Kathmandu.
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  • Woolen socks: 3 pair of hiking heavy woolen socks (75-86% wool).
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  • Light socks: 3 pair of light woolen socks (at least 50% wool).
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  • Outwear
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  • Down jacket: It’s light and warm. At least, 700-fill goose down insulation for lightweight warmth. It gets very cold at night and in the early morning.
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  • Fleece jacket: Your fleece can be layered with your down jackets.
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  • Clothing
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  • Hats: Warm one for the morning and baseball cap or sun hat for the afternoon.
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  • Gloves: Insulated gloves to keep your hands warm on the cold morning trek and liner gloves for cool temper in the evening
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  • Hiking pants: 2 pair of hiking pants, one convertible (it can get hot in the afternoon).
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  • Cargo Pants: 1 pair of jeans and 1 pair of cargo pants for while you are in Kathmandu, and either fleece or other heavy sweat pants to wear during the evening downtime.
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  • Long underwear tops: At least 3 – to wear as a base layer for warmth. Underwear: 7 pairs of underwear.
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  • Tee and Tank: 5 performance tees or tanks to layer with the long underwear tops.
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  • Long underwear bottoms: 2 mid-weight long underwear bottoms to layer with your hiking pants during cooler points of the trek; or to provide extra comfort under your fleece pants in the evenings.
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  • Gears
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  • Day backpack: 25-35 L backpack (depending on one’s preferences). It should be large enough to comfortably carry your camera, water bottle, extra clothes and snacks while you are on your daily trekking route. Porters usually take off early in the morning and complete the trek with greater speed. You would not see them until later in the evening upon reaching your destination.
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  • Duffle bag XL: (140L-165 L) / (32 x19x19). You can purchase a duffel bag in Kathmandu for a real bargain.
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  • Small lock: Bring a small lock for your duffle bag.
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  • Sack /Plastic bags: 2 sacks or plastic bags in which to organize and store your dirty laundry.
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  • Trekking Poles: These will provide you with balance and support – your knees will really appreciate this on the downhill portions of your trek.( You can buy this in Kathmandu )
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  • Sleeping bags: -10° C /14° F for a teahouse (rustic lodging) Guesthouses on your trekking route will only provide you with blankets. Get sleeping bags on rent @ around 70 Rs per day.
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  • Trekking Towels: 1 large, 1 medium and few wash clothes (quick dry is plus!).
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  • Accessories
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  • Cameras, batteries, and memory card: Trekking through the unmatchable beauty of the Everest region will make you a paparazzo! Bring extra batteries (charging cost $1$2.5 along the trail). 32 GB of memory should be sufficient.
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  • Sunglasses: Make sure they have 100% UV protection.
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  • Tablet computer: For entertainment in the evening; there isn’t much to do after 4pm. It is also quite cold and windy in the higher altitudes. Many trekkers choose to stay in their rooms at night; this being especially true once you have trekked into the more desolated regions beyond Namche Bazaar. If you don’t have a tablet, you should bring along books, mp3 players or playing cards to pass the time. These will become your best friends if you ever get stranded at Lukla Airport!
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  • Personal & Medicals
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  • Water bottle: Bring 2 bottles for your trek. Make sure they can hold both hot and cold liquids.
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  • Water purification tablets: These are optional; but if you want to buy them, it is recommended that you do this at your hometown trekking store. The tablets being sold in Kathmandu are questionable.
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  • Pain reliever: Almost all trekkers suffer from an occasional light headache; these will help you ease the pain.
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  • Sun block (35+SPF) and lip balm with sun protection are essential. Personal first aid kit: Having your own kit on the trek is a plus.
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  • Band-Aids: Untreated blisters could make your trek very difficult; fabrics are best.
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  • Baby wipes: Hot showers are limited. Wipes will come in very handy.
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  • Hand wipes: For hand washing in the morning – otherwise good luck with very cold water!
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  • Snacks and goodies: Trail mix, granola bars, energy bars, chocolate, nuts, candy bars, and powdered drink mix are all great to sweeten the trail and to give you a boost of much needed energy. Don’t stress on the high calories, you will burn it off in no time while trekking.
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  • Plastic zip lock bags: They are useful in so very many ways.

Advisory

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  • Please Note for bookings done prior to 1st January 2018, trekkers are required to pay the Khumbu region Permit of Rs 1250 separately in Kathmandu
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  • Do not bring non-bio gradable materials
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  • Pay heed to the instructions given by the trek leader and guide
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  • Consumption of alcohol and other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited
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  • Do check with your doctor if you are medically fit for the trek
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  • We recommend you to buy insurance from worldnomads.com for emergency evacuation
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  • Since Kathmandu-Lukla flights are dynamic, we recommend you keep a buffer day in hand
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  • Exclusions -
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  • Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu. Food and drinking water throughout the trip.
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  • Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
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  • Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
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  • cancellation, health or any other reason.
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  • Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
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  • Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
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  • Nepalese visa fee.
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  • DON’T TREK TO EVEREST BASE CAMP IF…
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  • "… you don’t want to get sick. Altitude sickness, breathlessness, mild headaches and impaired judgment are all to be expected and if you have respiratory problems, consult your doctor before signing up.
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  • … a repetitive menu gets you down. Expect hearty dal bhat (rice and lentil curry, with veggie variations) is served everywhere, everyday, with more variety in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. It’s good fuel for trekking though. As the saying goes: Dal Bhat power, 24 hour!
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  • … your exercise routine involves walking to the pub and back. While you don’t need to be super-fit, the more fitness training and hiking you do before you go the more you’ll enjoy it."
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  • Preparation Tips-
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  • “Before you are physically ready, you have to be ready mentally. Of course, some physical training is good. It would be nice if you are walking two or three hours every day during the month before you start the trip, that will help a lot with regards to trekking the trail. But some people are mentally unprepared. They worry too much about the altitude or it being their first time trekking. Rather than feeling that way they should just be positive, and trust that if they follow the leader’s instructions and listen carefully to his advice, it will be fine. So prepare in a positive way rather than a negative way, expecting bad things to happen.”

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

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    My dream or a thing that was always in my bucket list is a trek to the great Everest Base and my dream came true when my Face book Friends gang had surprised me by taking me to this place as a birthday treat. Thanks friends for showing me heaven in this form.

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