Everest Base Camp Trek, 17 Days


The Everest Base Camp Trek is at least a once-in-a-lifetime destination for most travel lovers. In our days the Everest Base Camp Trek is an easily accessible destination which once required at least a month to go and return. The proposed Everest Base Camp Trek also includes a night of sleep at the base of Mount Everest, one of the most famous mountain base camps on the planet.

Everest, the World’s highest mountain, rises in the eastern part of Nepal, in the Solu-Khumbu region, an area inhabited by the famous Sherpa people into the Everest National Park, with an area of 1,148 square kilometres with an average elevation ranging 2,845 to 8,848, the summit of Mount Everest. The name of the district Solukhumbu comes after Solu, the lower part from Monjo, and Khumbu, the upper part from Monjo. The northern part of Everest, dividing from its summit, falls into Tibet and protected under the Qomolangma National Nature Reserve. The Everest National Park is bordered by Makalu Barun National Park, a remote and wild stretch of mountain peaks and deep and densely forested valleys, to the east and Gaurishanker National Park to the west, into the Rolwaling valley, a well-protected microcosm of cultures and ecology. The central park area is the ancient settlement area of the Sherpa people and remained undisturbed by outsiders and even by the central government for centuries. Tourists entered in 1960, and the National park was established in 1976 and became the first national park of Nepal in 1979. Into this national park, there are various established trekking routes, and one can optionally take a scenic walk of less than a week to 3 weeks. The significant passes that cross from one valley to another through some of its panorama filled hill saddles are Renjo La, Cho La, Kongma La and are also known as the three passes of the Everest Region.

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Most of the villages in the Everest National Park are the primitive settlements of the Sherpa people. The history relates far to pre-Buddhist time in China and Tibet. It prospers following the development of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet in the early 8th century. The Sherpas are followers of Mahayana Buddhism and one of the leading followers of Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava), the 8th-century Buddhist saint and founder of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet.

The trail leading to the north of Thame, crossing over the World famous Nangpa-La pass, is the main pass from which the Sherpas migrated in the current domain from their ancestral land at Kham, one of the most prominent regions in Tibet around eight hundred years ago. They discovered Solu Khumbu while seeking refuge to escape war and religious persecution. Since then they continued to live in the region in peace and harmony. Their living, Buddhist practise, and the beautiful mountains attracted many spiritual travellers, trekkers and mountaineers, and it continues. The famous trans-Himalayan trail via Nangpa-La linked cultural and trans-Himalayan business, between Nepal and Tibet, for centuries and believed in being in use since and far before the migration of the Sherpas. The Sherpas first settled themselves in the current Junbesi, in Solu, area, and later dispersed in various parts of Solu, Khumbu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Rolwaling, Hyelambu, Sikkim and Bhutan.

The southern part of the district, Solu, is much less frequented by tourists, and consequently has retained much more traditional characteristics. The Peekye trek and the Dudh Kunda trek are two of the most beautiful destinations. The Peekye Trek is one of the most beautiful and easily accessible with options of taking a scenic walk of less than a week to two weeks.

The booking for this itinerary is accepted only for the Autumn and Spring seasons.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the World famous Everest base camp.
  • Sleeping at Everest Basecamp in a tented camp!
  • See the Everest from its nearest viewpoint,Kalapathar, in its full majesty.
  • Visit the villages of Sherpa people and experience their culture, religion and life.
  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime-trekking in the Everest region.
  • Experience the cultural diversities of in the shortest period.
  • Take a Helicopter flight to enjoy the glittering mountain scenery from its nearest points.
  • Visit centuries-old monuments and medieval towns.

Trip Profile

  • The total length of the trip: 17 days from arrival to the day of departure
  • Number of the night in Kathmandu: 2-nights / visit UNESCO sites
  • Number of the night in Bhaktapur: 1-night / visit UNESCO sites
  • Road transport mode: Car / Hiace Van and helicopter and plane
  • Trek starting point: Lukla
  • Trek ending point: Lukla
  • A domestic flight: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu (both way helicopter)
  • Highest elevation: 5,545 metres Kalapathar lookout
  • Accommodation: Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu, Teahouse (Lodge) on full board basis on the trek, and tented camp on full board basis at Everest Basecamp.
  • Meals: An open menu for each meal to choose by clients.
  • Trip grade: Moderate
  • Best season to trek: from the first week of March to end of May and from last week of September to the end of October.

Short Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,350m

DAY 02: Fly to Lukla 2,866m & trek to Phakding 2,652m.

DAY 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m.

DAY 04: Trek to Khumjung 3,790m.

DAY 05: Khumjung / Tengboche 3,867m.

DAY 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,410m.

DAY 07: Dingboche.

DAY 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,887m.

DAY 09: Trek to Gorakshep 5,164m and Kalapathar 5,545m.

DAY 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,300m.

DAY 11: Trek to Lobuche.

DAY 12: Trek to Pangboche and Phortse 3,840m.

DAY 13: Trek to Namche and Jorsalle.

DAY 14: Trek to Lukla 2,866m.

DAY 15: Fly to Kathmandu and visit Bhaktapur.

DAY 16: Visit the UNESCO sites

DAY 17 Departure

Detail Itinerary

Everest Base Camp Trek Sleep a night at Everest Base Camp, 17 Days

DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,350m

Our personnel will be waiting at the Kathmandu international airport (TIA) to receive you with a traditional welcome. After checking into the hotel and refreshment, your guide of the circuit will update you about the necessary formalities for your proposed trek. Depending on arrival time, you will have the choice of either visiting nearby shrines or rest back in your room.
• Overnight stay in the hotel.

DAY 02: Fly to Lukla 2,866m & trek to Phakding 2,652m.

Early in the morning, at 07:30, drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to board a flight to Lukla. It is an exhilarating mountain flight of 40 minutes. During the journey, we can enjoy exceptional views of the Himalayas and most of the villages and valleys. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet the porters and Sherpa staff. At Lukla, we stop for about an hour for refreshments and to reorganize kitbags for porters.

After a short tour of Lukla village, we set out on a trek of about 3 hours to Phakdingma, where we will lodge for the night. A pleasant walk of the first day passes through several villages of Sherpa people with the view of Kongde Peak and Dudh Koshi River valley. Phakdingma is a lovely place for an overnight stop set on the bank of the Dudhkunda river.
• Estimated duration is 40 minutes flight and 3 hours trek.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m.

Today's trek goes through the villages of Toktok and Jorsalle and on to Namche. The entire route is picturesque and full of nature. The surrounding hills covered with dense forest and beyond them are mountaintops capped with snow. After a lunch stop in Jorsalle, we continue to Namche Bazaar. Along the trail, you ascend to a vantage point called Topdanda, near Namche Bazaar. From there, if weather permits, we can have a glimpse of Mt. Everest and the Tengboche valley and its famed monastery. Half an hour further trek, we will reach Namche Bazaar, the "capital of the Khumbu valley".

Namche Bazaar, surrounded by beautiful mountains from all directions, is the commercial centre of the Khumbu region. If we arrive on a Friday, we can view the weekly bazaar the next day, when local people converge together from the surrounding area. In the Khumbu Valley, it is forbidden to kill any animals so people from lower valleys come on Saturdays to sell meat and everyday supplies and the local people and hotel/lodge operator from around buying.
• Estimated duration is 5h trek.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 04: Trek to Khumjung 3,790m.

Today, your guide will escort you to the monastery in Namche, Sagarmatha National Park Museum and the Sherpa House Museum.

Instead of staying all day in Namche, you can take a walk to the village of Khumjung. After lunch, you take a scenic trek from Namche to Khumjung. The trail leads through the nose-ridge above Namche to Syangboche, a short landing field for Pilatus porter plane. The higher you ascend the scenarios are more open. The Dudhkoshi Valley, Kongde Himal, Khumbila, Tawoche, Everest, Amadablam, Kangthega, Thamserku and Kusum Kangru are some of the great masses of mountains in the world surrounding you from all directions.

Travelling further to Khumjung, you come across several trails. Still, you travel through the Everest View Hotel, the only five-star hotel situated at the highest place in the world, at an elevation of 3880 meters above sea level. The hotel has a spectacular view of Mount Everest, 8,848m., possibly from every room. The hotel offers a panoramic view of Everest and many other high peaks, including the most imposing Amadablam (6,812m.), described by many as the most beautiful mountain ever seen. At this hotel, you will surely make a stop for a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy the most magnificent panoramic view that the property location offers.

You will then descend to the village of the Khumjung where you can optionally visit the Khumjung monastery and its village.
• Estimated duration is 2 hours trek.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 05: Khumjung / Tengboche 3,867m.

This day's trek comprises magnificent views of Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse and Nuptse, all the way to Tengboche. Along the trail, if lucky enough you can spot wild animals, such as longhaired mountain goats, musk deer, and the colourful national bird, Danphe, etc.

You will stop for a lunch at Punggi-Tanga and then continue on gradually ascending to Tengboche, where you will check into the lodge and pay a visit to the famed Tengboche monastery.

From the meadow, at Tengboche, there are beautiful views of Nuptse-Lhotse, the tip of Everest and the giant Mt. Amadablam. Tengboche is one of the religious centres of the Khumbu Valley. The monastery burned down in 1989 was rebuilt to its original shape. Thanks to the generous contributions from the local community, trekkers and the Himalayan Trust. Here, every October/November, according to the Buddhist lunar calendar, is celebrated as one of the most spectacular and important religious festivals, the Mani Rimdu.
• Estimated duration is 4h trek.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,410m.

The trek takes you first through a seemingly virgin forest and fine mountain panoramas to a monastery of nuns at Dibuche. After a rest and visit, you continue across a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. The trees thin out and give way to shrub. You will arrive at Pangboche village and then continue to Dingboche. You will cross a bridge over a stream that flows from the Khumbu glacier, below Pheriche, and after an easy climb, you will arrive at Dingboche, which is the last largest village in the Chhukung valley. It is a small but beautiful village with views of Amadablam and Chhukung. If the weather permits, it is advisable to climb up the village for a better view of the town and surroundings.
• Estimated duration is 5 hours trek.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 07: Dingboche.

It is a rest/acclimatization day. But we recommend taking a trip to Chhukung and back. The trail is beautiful with Buddhist stupas and prayer flags and incredible views. If time permits, we also recommend climbing to the Chukung-Ri (5.540m), at Chhukung. It is a hill above Chhukung village and just below the incredibly large wall of Mount Nuptse and Lhotse. Some say that the view from Chukung-Ri is better than that from Everest Kalapathar. The wall of Lhotse and Nuptse, the red granite of Makalu, and the south wall of Baruntse, fluted with ice next to 7000m of Ama Dablam. Many feel that Chhukung-Ri has the most beautiful views in the world. You will take an exquisite lunch at Chhukung and retrace back to Dingboche.
• Estimated duration is a 6-7 hours.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 08: Trek to Lobuche 4,887m.

The trek today gently leads toward the Khumbu (Everest) Glacier. The world's most significant mountain masses surround you, feel the thinner air. En route, near the lower edge of the glacier, above Thugla, you can see numerous chortens (memorials for those who died during Everest expeditions). Finally, you are at Labuche, the base for most of the trekkers hiking to Kalapathar View Point and Everest Basecamp. After checking into the lodge, time permitting, you can stroll around the glacial rim to scrutinize the Khumbu Glacier, its loud cracking of ice and noises of chunks of ice and scree falling into the glacial river.
• Estimated duration is 3 to 4 hours trek.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 09: Trek to Gorakshep 5,164m and Kalapathar 5,545m.

The trip begins early in the morning to reach the summit of Kalapathar for sunrise. From Labuche we'll trek to Gorakshep along the rim of the Khumbu glacier catching views of Nuptse, Pumori, Changtse, Cho Lhatse, and many more peaks. Gorakshep is a pleasant place towered by beautiful Mt. Pumori. From here a further 3-hour walk brings us to Everest Base Camp (5,350m), and in one hour on top of Kalapathar (5,545m), one of the most famed viewpoints to sight mount Everest from its nearest location.

Arrive at Gorak Shep and check into a lodge and possibly take a cup of coffee and continue the way up to Kalapathar lookout, which is about a 45-minute walk to the lookout. The view from there is indescribable, seeing Mount Everest from a distance of your hand. Enjoy the great sceneries of the Himalayas including Everest and descend to Gorakshep for a hearty breakfast.

The remaining of the day is free to rest and stroll around to enjoy the great views the place offers. Both sunrise and sunset, from Kalapathar lookout, are truly breath-taking so consider repeating the hike to Kalapathar lookout for a sunset view.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,300m.

A big day! Today you make our dream trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364m/17,598ft., (28°0′26″N 86°51′34″E), the base of the Third Pole. The trail from Gorakshep is panoramic with a surprising view of the Khumbu Icefall and Khumbu Glacier. Mount Pumori dominates the north-western horizon, just above a hand reaching distance.

The flat field below Kala Patthar, 5,545m/18,192 ft., and Mount Pumori is the Khumbu glacier. The glacier is with large ice pinnacles, forming a perfect place for ice climbing training.

The Everest Base Camp, one of the most famous mountain bases in the Himalayas and indeed in the World, is visited by thousands of trekkers and climbers each year. You arrive at Everest base camp for lunch. We will be greeted by our kitchen crew and distributed to our tents. After lunch, we will briefly visit the Everest base Camp camps, where we will meet hundreds of climbers preparing and moving upward for their climb on Everest. Get introduced with legendary climbers, dinner and overnight in a tented
• Estimated duration is 2 1/2h trek.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in the tented camp.

DAY 11: Trek to Lobuche.

AA surprising day! You are woken by a mess attendant who brings in a bowl of hot water for washing and the first cup of tea or coffee in your tent. Thirty minutes later, a full breakfast gets served on camp dining tables! Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the base camp of Mount Everest. Then go with your guide to see the climbing activities and also visit the camp of Himalayan rescue, a team of doctors, camped to look after the health issues of the climbers. Then return to camp for lunch and depart on your return trek. After a remarkable two-days stay at the Everest base camp, the feet are lighter, the scenery is extensive and the perspective to see them. You probably stop back at Gorakshep for a tea-stop and continue another hour trek down to Lobuche.
• Estimated duration is 3h trek.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 12: Trek to Pangboche and Phortse 3,840m.

From Lobuche, you will retrace the same trail taken while going up and reach Pangboche, an ancient village with a Monastery. You'll spend a visit to the village and 400 years old monastery, the oldest in the region.

After lunch, you’ll set off for Phortse village, which offers a beautiful view of Thamserku and Kongde. Tourists less frequent the trail so one can see wild animals and the colourful national bird of Nepal. The great mountain scenery is in every direction. Arrive at Phortse village and get checked into the lodge. This village is one of the typical Sherpa villages of the Khumbu region. It offers opportunities to experience the way of Sherpa life in the villages and a beautiful panorama containing Mount Amadablam, Kangthega, Thamserku and Kusum Kangru and Tengboche Monastery.
• Estimated duration is 6 to 7h trek.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 13: Trek to Namche and Jorsalle.

In the morning a pleasant trek down to Phortse Tenga and cross the river that flows from the Gokyo Valley, and then begin a steep climb to the hilltop to Mongla. There you may want to take a tea-break and enjoy the magnificent panorama from this beautiful lookout. The trail further descends to Sanasa, below the Khumjung village, a possible lunch stopping place or one may continue further thirty-five minutes to Namche.

From Namche, the trail directly drops to the Dudh Koshi River. We are getting back again to "European" altitudes as we descend towards the entrance to Everest National Park at Jorsalle, a pleasant place to spend a night after several days in altitude.
• Estimated duration is 5hrs trek.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 14: Trek to Lukla 2,866m.

From Jorsalle the trail mostly follows the river. You retrace through some small Sherpa villages and arrive at Lukla. At Lukla, spend your last night in the Khumbu Valley. This evening is the occasion to enjoy a farewell party with your Sherpa friends who have accompanied you. They depart separately on a two days' trek and one-day bus ride to Kathmandu or stay at Lukla to continue another trek back to Everest Base Camp!
• Estimated duration is 5-6h trek.
• Full board.
• Overnight stay in Lodge.

DAY 15: Fly to Kathmandu and visit Bhaktapur.

Early morning, after breakfast, we walk to the Airport for check-in formalities and fly back to Kathmandu. Arrive at Kathmandu airport, where a vehicle will be waiting for our arrival and get transferred to your hotel. Arrive at Kathmandu before 9 a.m. and continue a drive to Bhaktapur, one of the most impressive medieval towns of Kathmandu valley. Arrive at the hotel and get distributed into the rooms — Rest, refreshing and lunch.

After lunch, in the afternoon, the guide will take you to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur – the home of medieval art and architecture. The Squares are some of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights some of the most exquisite medieval art and architecture of Nepal.
• A 40 minutes flight and 40 minutes’ drive.
• Breakfast
• Overnight stay in the hotel.

DAY 16: Visit the UNESCO sites

At 10:00 a. m. your guide and a vehicle with a driver will arrive at your hotel to commence the visit to the UNESCO site of Patan. Founded in the third century B.C., and later expanded in the sixth century, the ancient city of Patan is renowned for its rich Buddhist heritage. In its one period, the entire population of Patan City were comprised only of monks and artisans.

At around the end of the tour, we'll also visit the Museum of Patan. Located inside the medieval palace, the Patan Museum is a must for anyone interested in Asian Art, the history of Nepal, curatorial science, or religion.

It is a world-class museum that displays the traditional sacred art of Nepal in an illustrious architectural setting. Its home is an old residential part of Patan Darbar, one of the royal palaces of the former Malla Kings of the Kathmandu Valley. Its gilded door and window face one of the most beautiful squares in the World.

The museum also exhibits a long span of Nepal's cultural history and some rare objects. Their meaning and context within the living traditions of Buddhism and Hinduism are explained in extensive labels.

Then drive to the UNESCO site of Swayambhunath stupa on a hillock overlooking Kathmandu valley. Well known as Monkey Temple the golden spire crowning, Soyambhunath is the most ancient and vital Buddhist shrine in Kathmandu valley.

In the evening we visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the old palace complex exhibits the multitude of temples and palaces. The main attractions are the Gaddi Baithak Durbar, a Palace constructed in the Rana style in 1908, Basantapur Durbar, the main building of the old royal palace, Kumari Chowk, the residence of the Living Goddess and Kumari Bahal, where the family of Kumari resides. We finalize our visits with a walk through the Ason Bazaar, an old city centre and open market, where one can see and experience a bit of what the Nepalese use in their daily life. Arrive at the hotel to rest and relax.
  • Breakfast included.
  • Accommodation in the hotel.

DAY 17 Departure

Have breakfast and have some relaxing free time for yourself. At the indicated time, our office representative and vehicle will arrive at your hotel to escort you to the airport. Drive to Kathmandu international airport (TIA), you will go through the immigration formalities and departure.
  • Breakfast included.
  • Accommodation on board.


COSTS PER PERSON (per hotel category in cities)
NUMBER IN GROUP 3-Star Hotels 4-Star Hotels 5-Star Hotels
2 - 3 Persons 2061$ 2151$ 2231$
4 - 5 Persons 1982$ 2072$ 2152$
6 - 7 Persons 1936$ 2026$ 2106$
8- 10 Persons 1895$ 1985$ 2065$
Single room supplement 240$ 330$ 390$
CITIES 3-Star Hotels 4-Star Hotels 5-Star Hotels
KATHMANDU Marshyangdi or similar Shanker or Malla Del' Annapurna
Trekking Lodge Lodge Lodge

What is included

  • Airport pick up and departure service as per itinerary.
  • Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu flight service.
  • 1-night hotel accommodation in Bhaktapur with breakfast (Category selectable).
  • Trekking period on full board basis (tea house lodge accommodation on twin sharing basis).
  • 1-night/two days’ camping service at the Everest Base Camp on a full board basis.
  • A trekking map in the group
  • A good sleeping bag for each member (if one require)
  • A pair of a trekking pole for each member (if required)
  • A satellite mobile phone for communication in an emergency (Personal usage available with 4$ per minute call).
  • A small Medial kit box for first aid medical purpose.
  • Everest National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu entry permits.
  • Guided tour of Kathmandu valley as per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to the monument sites and cities.
  • All taxes and agency service charge.

What is not included

  • Travel insurance (Please cover emergency evacuation and cancellations).
  • International air tickets to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Alcoholic and mineral beverages during the trek.
  • Tips and those, not mentioned in above price include section.


Nepal has four primary seasons:
1. Winter: December–February
2. Spring: March-May
3. Summer: June–August
4. Autumn: September – November

General Weather:
The best time is from mid-September to the end of January or from mid-February to the end of May. July and August are rainy months for Nepal, but each season has its affluence. The jungles will be lush to the rain forest, and the rivers will swell, the lowlands or the fields of the hills will be full of rice and other crops.

During this month Japanese tourists and tourists from other countries, loving the high Himalaya flower, comes to vista flowers. And most of the tourist willing to travel to Tibet comes from May to mid-October. And we also have a lot of Spanish tourists touring and trekking in Nepal in these months.

During rainy months the parts of Terai may experience floods and travel during these months is hot and temperature may at times reach around 38 degrees, but during this instance, the Indian tourists visit Nepal to escape the heat in their lowlands. During the winter months, the part of Terai will be misty and may find under winter mist until late morning (11 a.m.).

The end of February to mid-May is the best time for flora and fauna both in the mountains and in Terai. During this season one may find ample rhododendron flowers, magnolia, wild orchids and birdlife. The weather predominantly remains fine in all parts of Nepal.v January February is winter, and from the end of January to February, the high passes in the mountain valley will be in the snow. During this time, the temperature around the Everest Base camp will be -17 degrees (after sunset and before sunrise). During the day temperature rises around 5 to 11 degree and more if sundrenched. Nepal is a sunny country, so the temperature, even during full winter, is much better than in some European countries, America and in Canada. Many of them from those countries travel to Nepal to escape their cold weather and to enjoy the sunny Himalaya Panorama.

This itinerary departs every day from the second week of March to the second week of May and from the second week of October to the second week of November each year.

Spring season:
March to May is the second-best trekking season in Nepal with a long daylight period. The mid-hill starting from 1,400 to 3,800 metres is generally beautiful with a lot of Rhododendron flowers, magnolia and full of wild orchids. It is also the best time to enjoy the bird and wildlife in all parts of Nepal and famously in its nature reserves such as Chitwan and Bardia National Parks. It is also the primary mountaineering season, and more than 600 climbers reach Everest Base Bamp targeting the summit of Everest. Bright days remain hazy and may expect some thunders and light rains in the lowland and light hailing all around the country. The temperature remains -5 at Everest Basecamp to 32 degrees in the Terai belt.

Summer season:
June to August is the monsoon season of Nepal, the most important natural phenomena to recharge the mountains, hills to terrains, feeding with a tremendous amount of snow and rainwater. The primary rainy months are July and August and may expect daily rains after a late afternoon with heavy rains in the night. In this season of the year, the forest turns to lush rain forests; rivers swell to their full level to destructive energy. The southern lowland of the country, known as Terai, may suffer from the flood. Low land to hill terraces get attractive with full of crops, and the highland valley gets carpeted with colourful flowers and beautiful streams. During these months, from May, people travelling to Tibet including Mount Kailash from Nepal flock to its capital Kathmandu. Indian tourists and others living in the hot-lowlands enjoy travelling to Nepal to escape the heat in their parts. Japanese and many other tourists arrive in these months to sight rare flowers and butterflies of the Himalayas. Summertime is also the best time to trek in the areas of Mugu, Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo, Manaslu and Tsum Valley, Naar-Phu and Upper Mustang regions. At this time of the year falls several important festivals such as Janai Purnima, Gaijatra, Gaura Parba, Shree Krishna Janmashtami, Teej, Rishi Panchami, Dumjee, Indra Jatra, Sakadawa, and Tiji etc. The temperature remains 17 to 35 degrees, and the average temperature remains 22 degrees.

Autumns season:
September to November is the most stable weather season in Nepal, characterised by crystal clear blue skies and very little precipitation. Autumn is the most travelled season to Nepal, especially to enjoy the crystal-clear mountain sceneries. Autumn is a prosperous time; the country collects all its crops.  During autumn/fall, several important festivals such as Dashain, Tihar,  and mask dance festivals such as Manirimdu in Chiwang monastery and Tengboche monastery of Everest Region. The temperature starts dropping from mid-October and remains 0 to 22 degrees.

Winter season:
December to February is generally the coldest months, temperature ranging minimum 0 to -2 degree in Kathmandu (after sunset to before sunrise) to -17 to -30 degrees at Everest Basecamp (after sunset to before sunrise), the winter's bitterest cold with a short daylight period. Above 1,500 metres the day remains sunny and the night sky remains crystal clear enabling counting stars. The southern lowland of the country, known as Terai, and other lowland deep valleys remain under a misty cloud until late morning (11 a.m.). In this season, the southern lowlands of the country get beautifully decorated with mustard flowers and Papaya in ripe. From the mid of January, frequent snowfall could be expected in the hilly regions above 2,700 metres and into the deep mountain valleys. Wintertime is still an ideal time to visit Nepal; the mountain sceneries are wider all around the Himalayas, and the famous destinations such as Everest and Annapurna with fewer tourists. The temperature is still much more favourable than in many western countries. The nighttime temperature remains -17 to -30 degree (Everest BC) to -0 to -2 degrees in Kathmandu (sunset to sunrise). The daytime temperature remains -5 degree (Everest BC) to 8 to 15 degrees in Kathmandu.


Where do we sleep?
In Kathmandu, we stay in comfortable 3-5-star hotels with private en suite bathrooms. While on trek we stay at Nepalese lodges which offer welcoming but straightforward accommodation and wonderful traditional hospitality. Lodges typically have one large communal room where you can sit and take meals, and there is an adjoining kitchen where you can order your food and drinks. Bedrooms are twin bedded with or without private bathroom, and dormitories with shared bathrooms.

At Everest Base Camp, we sleep in a tented campo with a big two-men domed tent on a sharing basis with separate kitchen and dining tents.

What Equipment do I need?
You will need to bring appropriate warm outdoor clothing and a good pair of walking boots. A complete equipment list gets supplied when you sign up. Many of the necessary items can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu so don’t worry if you can’t buy everything where you live. The guides will check your equipment and clothing before departing from Kathmandu, so if anything is missing, there will be time to obtain anything necessary.

Can I arrive early or extend my stay?
Yes, you can! All you need to do is to tell us what your flight details are and how many extra nights you need and we will book your hotel accordingly. Additionally, if you would like to arrange a program of activities either before or perhaps after the trek, there are a range of options to choose from including the jungle safari at Chitwan national park, or perhaps white water rafting on one of Nepal’s spectacular rivers such as the Sun Kosi. Kathmandu has several not to miss UNESCO World heritage sites and to visit all of them with time require at least 3-5 days.

Do we join a group during trekking?
No, we do not join/mix groups in Nepal unless you come as a group. The numbers of persons coming together with you are a group and served privately.

Can I have a single room?
Yes, you can! There is a single room occupancy supplement indicated in the price list.

What about insurance?
It is a condition of joining the trek that you have insurance in place which will cover you for the costs of medical treatment, cancellations, emergency rescue and repatriation to your home country. You must ensure that it provides cover for trekking to altitudes above 4000 metres and includes helicopter rescue. We do not sell insurance scheme so requires to manage on your own.

Do I need a visa?
Yes, you do. Everyone needs to get a visa for Nepal, but you can obtain it on arrival at Kathmandu airport. You will need to bring two passport photos and the appropriate visa fee, which is the US $30 for 15 days, US $50 for up to 30 days, and US $125 for 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry to Nepal.

How fit do I need to be?
Anyone who is in reasonable shape and in good health can accomplish this trek. Some days will be harder than others, but none require much more than 5 or 6 hours of walking each day, with a leisurely lunch stop to break up the day. There is no rush or need to keep up and you are free to walk at your own pace. We would recommend that you undertake some form of simple training in advance of the trek, such as a 30-minute walk each evening for a few weeks before the start of the trek. Another exercise, such as swimming, bicycling and playing tennis, is also ideal.

Do I have to carry my pack?
We use porters to carry the majority of our equipment so daily you need only take a very light day pack which should contain no more than the camera, water bottle, a selection of snacks and a warm or waterproof jacket. Everything else needs to be packed into a large duffle bag which will be given to a porter each morning. The kitbag will be carried by the porter each day and delivered to your lodge room each afternoon. You need to make sure you have everything you need for the day before giving your bag to the porter as it can be difficult to access while trekking.

Will I be affected by altitude?
In Nepal altitudes ranging from 3000 to 4000 metres are taken as normal altitude, where we find permanent villages and vegetation. In the Everest region, there are permanent settlements above the 4000-metre elevation such as Dingboche which lies at 4410 metres above sea level. This trek itinerary mostly takes place at altitudes around 3000 to 4000 metres where you are unlikely to notice mild shortness of breath at the beginning of the trek. As the days go by, you will gain acclimatisation and feel more adjusted to the higher altitudes. At a height above 4300 metres, one may experience a headache caused by the thin air and lack of oxygen, but these symptoms usually pass quickly. If you experience symptoms of altitude that does not go away, you will be accompanied by one of our Sherpas to a lower elevation, where you should quickly recover, or take a helicopter flight to Kathmandu. But such a possibility is very rare if we follow the itinerary and walking rhythm set by our guide.

What currency do we need to pay for everything?
It would be best if you had Nepali currency, to pay for everything, which you can convert after you arrive in Kathmandu. You can bring in euro or dollar or any convertible foreign currency.

How much extra money should we allow on top of the package?
Most of the major expenses are included in the trekking package, please check the cost includes and excludes section. Still, we will need some extra money to bear the expenses such as meals in Kathmandu, bottled drinks during the trek (Mineral water/Coke/Beer/Juice), laundry service, and a hot shower (the lodges does not include this service in the room!). In general, please, allow about 500$ per person which should be sufficient and some more or less as per personal habits while on a trip.

What kind of transport are we going to get?
A comfortable, full air-conditioned tourist vehicle (Car/Van/HiAce) as required by the numbers of persons travelling together.

What about the guide?
We provide government-certified local guides in any major international language you require. The guides are not only fluent in the respective language, but also have a good experience of the local culture and geography.

Do I need vaccinations to travel Nepal?
No vaccination is required to travel to Nepal, but we suggest consulting with your doctor before travelling. You can get a vaccination in Kathmandu/Pokhara but it is more comfortable if you get them before you travel.

How do I sign up?
All bookings need to be made through Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. and to secure your place we will require a non-refundable deposit of minimum US $200 or as indicated in the booking and payment conditions section.

Payment Options:
1. Bank Transfer -this is our preferred method. Payments in US Dollars should be sent to the following account:

Account Name: Annapurna Treks & Expedition
Bank Name: Nepal Investment Bank
Bank Address: Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal, PO. Box 3412
Account number: 001 611710T
Swift Code No.: NIBLNPKT

2. Payment by a Card - payments can only be processed in Nepalese rupees (NPR), so if you wish to pay by card, we will convert the dollar amount to a Nepalese Rupees equivalent at the prevailing exchange rate. Card payment is accepted only on your arrival into the country. There will be a 3.5% service fee on top.

Booking Payment Conditions

Booking and payment conditions
As soon as we have your Booking, with a specific program and more or less number in the group, we will release an invoice of 200$ per person for the confirmation deposit.

1. The final confirmation will require at least three months in advance of the tours commence with 50% of the tour payment.
2. The final and total payment will require at least 25-days before the program commences.
3. The banking transaction charges of each time payment will be needed to be borne by the sender, and a net amount of the total amount will require deposited in the company account.

Trip Cancellation
To compensate for the administrative charges, and other expenses in dealing with the booking process, the following cancellation fees will be charged.

  • Cancellation after the confirmation - loss of the deposit
  • Cancellation 45-days before trip commences - 20% of the total cost
  • Cancellation 25-days before trip commences - 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellation less than 21-days before the trip commences - 70% of the total cost
  • Cancellation after arrival or during the trip - 100% of the total cost
We, Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd., accept responsibility for ensuring that the services booked with us are as close as possible to the itinerary outfitted in our mutual understanding. You agree and understand that it may be necessary to adjust the program due to unforeseen factors. In such a case, the group leader and sirdar/guide, in the team, will make the final decision.

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