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Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

The Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is the World recognized heartwarming adventure trip in Mahalangur mountain range in Himalayas of Nepal. Mount Everest is in the border Himalayas between Nepal and Tibet and Everest base camp has northern side and southern side and this trip is a pure trekking in southern base camp from Nepal. Mount Everest base camp trekking is one of the bucket lists for each hiker who loves adventures in Mountain. This Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is designed to fulfill your dream of traveling the historic route to the base of the world's highest mountain while spending time in a Sherpa land. The team of Himalayan Planet specialized in the Mount Everest trekking who provides you first-rate trekking experience offers awesome close up scenario of Mount Everest from top of Kalapathar height (5,550 meters) all along everlasting view of Himalayan mountain peaks and chance to appear in the base camp of Mount Everest (5,360 meters), a gateway to summit the Mount Everest.

This Mount Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is designed by specialist who has more than 10 years walking experience over Everest region. We deliberate Everest itinerary with well acclimatize which is most important part of your trekking, exploring hidden Sherpa village, taking best scenic trails etc. Everest trek offered entire 20 days in Nepal part and 16 days in Everest base camp trekking including both way flight days too. We greet on your arrival and trip start with welcome dinner and next day exploring Kathmandu World heritage site to understand Nepali culture and religion. Next early morning fly to Lukla airport and trek start with walking in the Sherpa land and ascending classic trail up to base camp of Mount Everest via Namche, Thame, Khumjung, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorekshep returning via Pheriche and Phortse village. During the walk you will awarded by 360 degree close-up mountain view of Mt Ama Dablam, Mount Everest, Mt Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Thamserku peak, Kwangde peak, Tawache peak, Khumbila and Kwandge peak including 3 popular Monastery of Thame, Tengboche and Pangboche. Below the 4,000 meters you will plenty of time to acclimatize which we intend to reach each hiker to the Mount Everest base camp on their final destination. To reach at Everest base camp there are different trails after Namche which is possible within minimum 11 days but risk factor (Altitude Mountain Sickness) is high in mountain over 3,600 meters.

The Mount Everest trekking is in the Sagarmatha National Park, a World heritage site recognized by UNESCO. Sagarmatha National Park offers 3 highest mountains over 8,000 meters including Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Mountain wildlife with beautiful nature, habitat land of Sherpa people, Nepal popular Monasteries including many festival of Buddhist and Sherpa community. Mount Everest region trekker has a change to mingle with World’s record holder Everest Sherpa guide in their hotel or home during the Mount Everest trekking. This is perfect chance to refresh your body in pure mountain air and well opportunity to explore your spirit as you challenge your body in the peace and beauty of the nature. We guarantee your safety, best services along friendly guide and crew members while you are walking in our Everest base camp itinerary.

 

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Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Namaste & welcome to the beautiful land of Nepal Himalayas. After you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport or bus station a Himalayan Planet Adventures representative will welcome you by name and assist you in transferring to your hotel in Kathmandu.  After time to get refreshed, we will bring you to our head office for a briefing about your upcoming adventure and in the evening we’ll pick up you for a special Welcome Dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with a cultural program in the heart of Kathmandu.
(Welcome dinner & deluxe hotel accommodation included)

Day 02: A Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
After your breakfast we will head out for our guided day trip to World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and surrounding areas. We will take you to visit pilgrimage sites including the Hindu temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrines of Shiva temples on the subcontinent and a place of great importance to thousands of devotees. We will see Saddhus (holy men/Baba) and often the cremating of bodies along the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys giggle with you as you take time exploring the surrounding area.  We will also visit the Bouddhanath stupa, another popular and important Buddhist pilgrimage centre. You can explore and experience the sights and sounds of rounding prayer wheels, fluttering colorful flags, and melodious chanting.
After visiting the Bouddhanath stupa we’ll drive to the City of Devotees (Bhaktapur). This traditional and traffic free town is the third biggest town in the Valley. We’ll explore the medieval-like squares, courtyards and temples of this vibrant town. After a stop for lunch at a restaurant in Bhaktapur it’s time to drive back to Kathmandu and meet up with your travel consultant and fellow trekkers to prepare for the next day.  Alternatively, the same group can choose to see 3 other places of interest inside the Kathmandu valley.  Tonight you will finish packing for the trek and try to sleep as your excitement builds.
(Breakfast & deluxe hotel accommodation included).

Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)
In the early morning you’ll be transferred to the domestic airport to fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft).  The flight to Lukla is 35 minutes of amazing mountain scenery.  After landing we will take a tea break while the guide sorts out and divides the baggage load to be carried by our porters. The guide will arrange the best place for lunch depending upon our time of arrival in Lukla. The trek starts with the most scenic views of Numbur Himal & Phari.  You will lose yourself in the beauty that surrounds you, and will continue to surround you every day of your journey; steep green mountains with snowy peaks, raging clear “milky” rivers cascading over stones with beautiful patterns, prayer wheels, stuppas, mani stones, clear blue skies, old trees, and a warming sun.   
We will trek on to Phakding, passing Sherpa farm villages along the way. Our path follows the trail to the Dudh-Koshi River with a few uphill climbs from Thado Kosh.  After crossing another suspension bridge, we can stop for lunch and enjoy superb views of Kusum-Kangaru (6,369m/20,890ft).  From here, a short climb brings us to the Ghat village.  Another 1 ½ hours of gradual walking brings us to the Phakding village for our overnight stop at the lodge.  Total walking time today is 3-4 hrs which may leave you with time to stroll around the village for local knowledge.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)
We start out in the morning and after crossing a suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi River we enjoy a few short uphills and downhills, recrossing the same river with magnificent views of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village and spectacular waterfalls.  We continue crossing bridges and reach Monjo and the entrance gate to the Sagarmatha National Park where our trekking permits will be checked and a record kept of all trekkers entering and leaving, including the local trekking staff. 

After we enter the National Park boundary we descend with a gradual walk and cross a suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi River, after which the Jorsalle village is reached, the last village before Namche Bazaar.  The walk is pleasant along the river bed until the last stunning suspension bridge over the Imjatse River.  Then we hike along a winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent views along the way of Kwangde’s peak and its sister peaks towards the east, with Kusum-Kangaru on the back as we climb higher, a view of Mt. Everest and Lhotse, and a closer view of Tawache peak. Finally we reach a cluster of colorful houses in the village called Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region.  After our 5-6 hour walk and we overnight at a local lodge.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
You may have a full day of leisure today for acclimatization or stroll around the market.  If it’s Saturday many people from the surrounding villages will come to the market, shopping for their daily needs since Namche is the only shopping center in the area.   You can also visit the Sherpa museum and learn about the Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.  You can then hike up to the luxury Everest View Hotel past the Syangboche airstrip and return back to the hotel for your overnight. The trek is a wonderful way to see more spectacular sights, including Namche from above, and acclimatize your body for your journey’s upcoming ascents. 
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 06: Trek to Thame village (3,800 m/12,464ft)
Today, we’ll head toward the western part of Khumbu to a place called Thame village.  It is only slightly higher in elevation as Namche so this gives us another day for acclimatization and some wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and Himalayan wildlife. The trail is often shared with yak caravans as they head into and out of Namche Bazaar.  The Thame valley is popular with mountain climbers and for the local monastery. After check in at our lodge we can make the 45 minute climb to the 400 year old monastery or visit the surrounding valley and enjoy our overnight at the teahouse. It takes 4-5 hrs to reach the Thame valley.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 07: Trek to Khumjung village (3,790m/12,431ft) via Khunde
After strolling around Thame we trek back to the Syangboche airstrip, where you may see yak grazing on the runway.  We pass through the Thamo village with superb scenery of the beautiful mountains and through some mountain forests.  We then climb down a few hundred meters to the Khunde Hospital run by the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation of Canada, which is the biggest hospital in the surrounding area.  We then descend to Khumjung village for the overnight at our lodge.  After our 4-5 hour walk you’ll have time to explore the surrounding area and visit the Hillary School and Monastery with Yeti scalps; enjoy the Sherpa people and share your feelings with locals and fellow trekkers and then head back to bed at the lodge for the overnight.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 08: Trek to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft)
After walking around the Khumjung area, today we have a refreshing and fairly easy walk further on. Our walk follows a gradual downhill to Sanasa with magnificent views of the great giant snow peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde. We descend to the Imjatse River at Phungithanga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses. The trail then leads uphill through the forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron and some magnolia and birch trees.  We reach Tyangboche after a total 4-5 hours of walking. This is one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas.  The first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites, teahouses, and lodges beneath the towering majestic and beautiful peaks of Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards northeast and more peaks all around you.  Yak, horses, trekkers, monks; all share the wide open grassy center of the little village cradled in the arms of the amazing mountains.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 09: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft)
Today our trek begins with pleasant walk and descends through a forest of birch, fir, juniper and rhododendron, coming to a lovely spot at Deboche (3,650 m) with magnificent views of the towering mountains. At times you feel as if you are in the middle of a beautiful painting. Past the long prayer mani wall, the path is a gradual “up” to the Pangboche village.  From here onwards the lush vegetation and tree lines vanish.  We enter the Imjatse valley and reach Dingboche after 4-5 hours walk. We have great views of the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m), which is a very popular climbing peak in Nepal.  Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls, protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Dingboche has more than ten teahouses and is the gateway to Chukung and beyond with challenging traverses towards the Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col (6,100m) and Amphu Laptsa pass (5,780m).
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Today we continue to acclimatize in the Dingboche valley.  You may have a full day of rest or there are some great places where we can go for a day hike like a trek to Chhukung (4,730m).  It is a worthwhile and relatively easy walk which takes approx. 3 - 4 hours round trip from Dingboche, towards the east within the Imjatse Valley.  Although the trek is a gradual incline along a mostly dirt path surrounded by low vegetation and local rivers and creeks, you may feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly.  At Chhukung, there are few teahouses with superb views of the snow capped peaks and the glaciers of Lhotse, Ama-Dablam, and Imja.  Chhukung Valley is the last settlement in the eastern Khumbu region. After lunch, we enjoy a pleasant walk back to Dingboche for our overnight.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 11: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,928m/16164 ft)
Today the trail diverts towards the north.  The path is a gradual “up” for about an hour as you come to a mani-prayer Stupa.  From here it is a gentle trail on a hard meadow looking down below Pheriche village and offering beautiful views of the scenic mountains.  At times, the snowy mountain tops seem to peak out above the puffy white clouds as if floating in air.  After a pleasant walk along the ridge we reach Thukla and stop for lunch before beginning our steep hour “up” which brings us to the top, where you can view Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest.  This is a good place to break for a few minutes after the strenuous climb and walk among the many memorials built here in honor of the unfortunate climbers who have died in expeditions on the mountains of this region.  The names on the stones are familiar and foreign, famous and not, but looking at each of them reminds you of how amazing this land is and what a unique journey you are on.  Our trek continues to Lobuche for overnight stop.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,929ft) & hike to Kalapatthar (5,550m/18,204ft)
Today, we’ll walk in the morning towards Gorakshep. After 2 hours walking on a windy and rocky path will arrive at Gorekshep for our overnight. This trail offers wonderful views of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, other peaks, Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar and below the Gorekshep valley including the top of the world. After lodge check-in our journey continues with a steep, two hour climb to the top of Kalapatthar.  You will beam with excitement and satisfaction as you reach the top of the mountain and achieve the moment you been dreaming about since the beginning of the journey. The top of Kalapatthar is a small rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori and the view from here is beyond imagination.  Everest looks amazing.  The panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish, and you will feel it has been well worth the hard climb to experience the top of the world.  You can see the Khumbu glacier and Everest Base Camp sweeping below you.  Descend back to Gorekshep for our overnight.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 13: Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,316m/17,437ft)
After breakfast our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Icefall.  The path from Gorekshep can be misleading so follow the lead Sherpa since every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier.  The walk can be quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air but the terrain is beyond description.  The walk passes over rocky dunes, moraines, and streams, until you reach the base camp.  Everest Base Camp is lively with commotion during the high expedition season with tents and climbers everywhere. It takes 2-3 hrs to get to base camp and after exploring and taking time for some memorable photographs, it is time to retrace your steps and journey back to Gorekshep for the overnight at the lodge.  Your sense of accomplishment will stay with you for a long time to come. 
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 14: Trek back to Pheriche (4,200m/13,776ft)
This morning after breakfast we walk fairly easily down to Pheriche for the overnight.  It takes 4-5 hrs and since it may get windy over the open land it is often best to start early. Pheriche is home to the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic that you can visit after 3 pm. We overnight at lodge at Pheriche.  Again, the views all around you of pastureland, valley streams and rivers, and snow capped peaks are something to behold.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 15: Trek to Phortse village (3,840m/12,595ft)
The walk today will be relatively easy heading downhill to a lower elevation and the quiet village of Pangboche.  From here the path splits to Phortse village, a pleasant walk with some short, challenging stretches. After 2 hours we reach the beautiful village of Phortse which is beyond the area most trekkers ever visit, but it has some excellent lodges beneath the towering majestic peaks of Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar towards northeast and more peaks all around you. Helicopters can sometimes be seen flying below you through the valleys as you walk along trails few other trekkers ever experience.  Machharmo & Kyajo Ri peaks can be seen beautifully from this village and Himalayan wildlife like pheasant, Musk deer and Thar can often be seen from your hotel windows. We overnight at a teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 16: Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,283ft)
Today we trek down to Phortsethanga a small settlement with a couple of teahouses. The trail leads downhill through a forested path of silver fir, blue pines, rhododendron, and some magnolia and birch trees creating more great memories for us.  After crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi River we trek onwards to a steep climb to Mongla Hill, with beautiful views of Everest and the Himalayan range.  We descend to Sanasa and then back to Namche Bazaar for our overnight stay after 5-6 hours of walking.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft)
Today we’ll have a long last day trek back to Lukla. First we descend a long way before crossing a bridge and walking on to Monju and Phakding for lunch. We trek back down to Lukla while enjoying the lush green scenery, incredible mountain views and waterfalls, and a local Sherpa village. We often share the trail and bridges with porters carrying unbelievable loads, yaks, donkeys, horses, and goats, all part of the local landscape. After a long 7-8 hour walk we arrival in Lukla and you may have time to stroll around.  The guide will re-confirm your flight ticket.  You will then enjoy a final celebratory dinner with your crew and overnight at the lodge.   
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & teahouse accommodation included).

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu
The flights to Kathmandu are normally scheduled for the morning because of the wind in the afternoon.  Sometimes the flight can be delayed due to bad weather and other reasons beyond our control so we try to arrange early flights to allow for possible delays.  We enjoy our last amazing views of the mountains, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, and villages as we fly back to Kathmandu where a Himalayan Planet representative or your guide will transfer you to your hotel. Once back you can take time to relax after your long journey, catch your breath and rest at your hotel, ending the Himalayan trekking portion of your journey with us.
(Breakfast & deluxe hotel accommodation included).

Day 19: Leisure at Kathmandu
Today can be a full day of leisure or you can explore the Thamel area on your own for a last day of shopping.  This evening we will meet you for the final farewell dinner where you will have one last opportunity to share a meal and conversation with your new friends and tell us all about your adventures.  We will then transfer you back to your hotel for your last night in Nepal.  Or you can extend your trip with us at additional cost, seeing more of Nepal or the many other destinations we can arrange. 
(Breakfast, farewell dinner & deluxe hotel accommodation included).

Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free and you can do last minute shopping for souvenirs or gifts for your family or friends until it is time for your departure or to begin any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us.  If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.  You may be leaving Nepal, but what you have experienced here will be a part of you for all time to come. 
(Breakfast included).

What is included

    • 4 nights twin-sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast in your requested categories
    • All land transportation by suitable private vehicle (car, van, bus) in Kathmandu as per group size
    • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu before and after the base camp trek
    • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees inclusive
    • Kathmandu to Lukla and return flights including trekking guide flight
    • All meals - full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek as per given itinerary
    • Twin sharing teahouse/lodge accommodation during the Mount Everest base camp trek
    • Mount Everest base camp  experienced trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco-trained), one Sherpa porter (per two clients) and one assistant guide (in a group) included salary with insurance
    • Sagarmatha National park entry fee, TIMS permit, plus all major permits and entry fees inclusive
    • Sleeping bag with liner, down jacket, Everest base camp trekking map, printed itinerary etc.
    • Safe drinking water purified by Iodine tablet/sterilized by Steripen
    • Complementary company duffel bag during Everest base camp trekking and company t-shirt
    • Comprehensive medical kit bag (First Aid bag)
    • All required government and local taxes etc.

What is excluded

    • Nepalese visa fees and international airfare
    • Excess baggage charges (Domestic plane allow only 15 KG maximum)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except mentioned
    • Travel and rescue insurance (Book your travel insurance in advance)
    • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge & extra porters
    • Tips for driver, trekking guide and trekking Sherpa and trekking porter
    • Any extending trips besides 20 days Everest base camp trek
    • Any services doesn\'t include in service inclusive column

Meals and Accommodation

This trek package covers 4 nights’ stay in a requested categories hotel in Kathmandu and 15 nights’ stay in teahouses all over the Himalayan region. Your Kathmandu hotel room is based on a twin-sharing arrangement while a standard teahouse room can typically accommodate a maximum of 2 persons (also twin-sharing arrangement).  If traveling alone, a single supplement arrangement can be made upon your request.

Some teahouses, especially at lower elevations, provide a private toilet and shower in each room. However, in most cases, teahouses offer common shower and toilet facilities to be shared by all guests.

Throughout your trek, all your meals will be on a full-board basis. Your meals are taken at teahouses and we will provide you with three meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, with choice of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or milk in all meals. A good variety of Nepalese, Western and Chinese dishes are made available for you in every teahouse.    

Your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu includes complimentary buffet breakfast. Welcome and farewell dinners in the city are hosted by the Himalayan Planet Adventures team and are included in the package.

Snacks, bottled drinks including mineral water, alcohol and soda, as well as purchases of a personal nature such as battery charging and Wi-Fi access are not included.

Trekking Group Size

This 20-day trek requires a minimum group number of 2 persons and a maximum of 20 persons. If you are a solo trekker, you can join a group scheduled to leave on a specific trekking date or you can arrange for single supplement for this trek package. Large groups are certainly welcome, but we believe that we can provide the best quality service and personalized treatment if we are catering to smaller-sized groups.

Physical Requirements of the Trek

This trek does not require prior trekking or technical mountaineering experience. However, it is considered a strenuous activity involving around 4 to 6 hours of climbing every day over hilly or rocky terrain at high altitude while carrying a backpack or daypack. It is advisable that you consult a doctor before going on this trek especially if you have any sensitive medical conditions. Engaging in some form of light to moderate physical exercise—such as hiking or running—can help you prepare for this trek.

Adequate physical and mental conditioning is keys to achieving your goal of reaching Everest Base Camp.

Trekking Staff

Our professional team of adventure consultants, trekking guides and porters provides a wealth of experience in adventure tourism spanning a decade. Himalayan Planet Adventure trekking guides are highly skilled and knowledgeable about the trail, trained in first aid and safety trekking procedures, recognized for their excellent decision-making on the trek, and are in the best position to guide and advise you in minimizing the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Our efficient porters are directly based in the local trekking areas across the eastern and western Himalayan range; your involvement of this trek package allows you to directly support the local people and local tourism efforts.

Spending 20 days in the company of our competent staff will provide you with a taste of genuine Nepali hospitality and professional trekking care and guidance.

Acclimatization and Medical Assistance

As mentioned earlier, this 20-day Everest Base Camp trek itinerary is carefully developed to help reduce the effects of AMS, with required acclimatization days built in for maximum safety.

For most people, altitude sickness normally manifests itself at around 3,600 m / 11,808 ft and above. The higher you ascend, the less supply of oxygen is to be found in the air.  As you cross the 5,000-meter altitude mark, for example, you will be experiencing 50% less oxygen as compared to that of sea level. For the best possible acclimatization, we recommend that you ascend slowly at an easy, relaxed pace, drink at least 3-4 liters of liquids every day, and keep to the scheduled acclimatization days.

While on the trail, many trekkers take Diamox (Generic Name: Acetazolamide), a pill that helps minimize altitude sickness. However, do consult a doctor first before you buy and ingest this pill, to ensure that you do not experience allergic reactions or untoward side effects. It is not an absolute requirement to take Diamox while on the trek. The choice to ingest this medicine is up to you, although we recommend that you include it in your personal medical kit as an extra precautionary measure.

Prior to your trek, you will be thoroughly briefed on AMS and proper acclimatization by the Himalayan Planet Adventures team in Kathmandu.  And all throughout your journey, your guide will be providing 24/7 assistance and advice on reducing altitude sickness.

All our guides and porters know the trail conditions by heart and are able to confidently manage and take care of the health and well-being of our trekking guests. Always keeping in mind our clients’ safety and satisfaction, each guide carries a first-aid medical kit for any possible incidents and is able to make critical decisions on the trail when it involves the client’s need or access to medical assistance and/or evacuation.  Members of the Himalayan Planet Adventures office in Kathmandu also regularly monitor the progress and health condition of our trekking clients while they latter are on the trail.

Trekking Permits and Fees

For your convenience, the costs of all relevant permits and entrance fees for your 20-day Everest Base Camp Trek are already included in this trek package. These include the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card and World Heritage Site entrance fees in Kathmandu.  If there are additional trekking fees or permits required, we will inform you prior to your booking.

Travel Insurance

Before you travel to Nepal, it is strongly recommended (required) that you purchase travel insurance that can ably cover your trekking up to 6,000 meters in elevation. Travel insurance is absolutely necessary in preparation for the likelihood that you may need emergency medical assistance, medical evacuation and/or hospital in-patient/out-patient services and in dealing with flight delays, baggage delays and loss, and trip cancellation.

You can purchase a travel insurance policy in your own country or get one online.  Consult with trekkers on online forums such as Lonely Planet or Trip Advisor to see which kind of travel insurance policy will fit your needs best for this particular activity. Your age and health/medical condition or history may also be factors that should be taken into consideration when obtaining travel insurance for the trek.

Passport and Visa Requirements

Prior to traveling, you must ensure that your passport is valid for at least six (6) months past the end date of your trip. Himalayan Planet Adventures requires a fax or scanned copy of your passport and corresponding details when you formally book a trek reservation with us.

A visa to Nepal can be obtained from the Nepalese consulate in your country or upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. Below are the corresponding tourist visa fees to be levied, depending on the length of your stay in Nepal :

25 US Dollars 25 for a 15-day multiple entry visa
40 US Dollars for a 30-day multiple entry visa
100 US Dollars for a 90-day multiple entry visa

Visa can only be obtained via payment of cash. You can pay the US dollar equivalent of the visa using any of the following currencies: Euro, British Pound Sterling, Swiss Franc, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.

Credit cards and Indian currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

For more information on Nepalese visa requirements, visit: Nepal Visa Information.

Climate and Weather

A landlocked country in between India and China, Nepal boasts of climatic conditions that vary dramatically due to its topography—ranging from tropical to arctic temperatures depending on the altitude level. The country enjoys a dry season from October to May and wet season (monsoon) from June to September. The most ideal months for the Everest Base Camp trek are mid-September to mid-December and also from March to May. Spring provides pleasant, sunny weather and is considered the peak season for Everest Base Camp and expeditions to Mount Everest. The winter months of December to February offer good visibility but bring in very cold weather at high altitudes and even heavy snowfall on the trail paths. Monsoon season leads to poor visibility and muddy, slippery mountain paths, and is thus not as suitable for trekking as compared to other seasons.    

Environmental Concerns

The Nepalese people take great pride in the natural beauty of the Himalayan region and what it offers to nature-loving visitors and trekkers in this country. We are very sensitive to the need to protect our natural resources and preserve the environment not just for today’s society but for future generations to come. Our company works with other trekking organizations and with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to ensure that all our staff undergo training in Himalayan environmental awareness and protection programs.

We also encourage our trekking clients to be environmentally-friendly and to completely avoid littering on the trail paths.

How to Book for this Trek

Our website lists down all available departure dates and updated status per trek.  Once you have chosen a specific date for your 20-day Everest Base Camp trek, please contact our office via e-mail or phone to confirm/finalize your available dates, size of group, and to ask whatever remaining questions you may have. We make it a point to respond to your queries immediately.

Kindly ensure you have read our Trip Booking Terms & Conditions thoroughly before placing a booking.  Fill up the booking form (which you can download from our website) and send this via e-mail or fax along with the corresponding 20% advance deposit per person.  You can send your payment through bank transfer or by sending your credit card details in the booking form.

Trek bookings are only confirmed once we receive your signed booking form and your 20% payment deposit. We will then send you via e-mail an invoice for the final balance prior to your arrival. The final invoice reflects the price based on the package quotation given at the time of invoicing.

The final balance of 80% is to be paid at our head office upon your arrival in Kathmandu. You can settle the balance in cash or credit card.

Our Experience and Expertise

Himalayan Planet Adventures P. Ltd. firmly took form in end of 2008 becoming a government-registered company based in Kathmandu, Nepal working in the industry of adventure travel in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India. Our entire operation has a decade’s worth of experience in adventure tourism working as guides, adventure travel consultants, and in the setting up of our own company.

Himalayan Planet Adventures’ long experience in adventure travel has made us even more dedicated to fulfilling our clients’ requirements and desires, and we always appreciate our client’s sincere gratitude. We are also very proud and delighted to let you know that clients who have taken trips to the Himalayas through us have only the best to say about our organization and our professional skills. To read clients’ reviews on our company, visit:  ATTA.

HPA team wishes you an astonishing Mountain experience with us!

Start Date End Date Price in US Dollar Availability Booking
Standard Deluxe
September 15, 2017 October 4, 2017 $ 1950 $ 2200 SPACE Book Now !
September 30, 2017 October 19, 2017 $ 1950 $ 2200 SPACE Book Now !
October 3, 2017 October 22, 2017 $ 1950 $ 2200 SPACE Book Now !
October 17, 2017 November 5, 2017 $ 1950 $ 2200 SPACE Book Now !
October 30, 2017 November 18, 2017 $ 1950 $ 2200 SPACE Book Now !
November 5, 2017 November 24, 2017 $ 1950 $ 2200 SPACE Book Now !
November 16, 2017 December 5, 2017 $ 1950 $ 2200 SPACE Book Now !
November 30, 2017 December 19, 2017 $ 1950 $ 2200 SPACE Book Now !
December 9, 2017 December 28, 2017 $ 1950 $ 2200 SPACE Book Now !
Dates of year

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

SPACE: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!
LIMITED: This date is a guaranteed departure, but places are limited. Please send booking request for availability.
GUARANTEED: This date is a guaranteed departure. Seat Available.
FULL: This date is currently unavailable.