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Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview

Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Classic EBC Trek

Best Month:

Sep - Nov & Mar - May

Max Elevation:

5363 m

Walking hours Per Day:

5 - 8 Hours

Trip Duration:

15

Trip Grade:

Moderate / Adventure

Meals:

BLD

Accommodation:

Hotel / Guesthouse

Group Size:

1+

Destination:

Everest Region

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is an iconic and challenging journey that takes you through the heart of the base of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848.86 meters/29,031.7 feet). It's a bucket-list experience for many adventure enthusiasts due to its breathtaking scenery and the challenge it presents.

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the popular trekking destinations in the world.  If you are adventurous and mountain trekking lovers, the trekking trip to Everest Base Camp is best option for you. Our shortest EBC trekking itinerary is 12 days but Arrival and departure from there Kathmandu to Kathmandu takes 15 days itinerary. This trekking is the dream of all trekkers from the world. We are here to make your dream comes true.

The Mount Everest lies in North Eastern Nepal bordering to Tibet. The trekking to base camp is more famous from the southern side from Nepal than northern side from Tibet. Thousands of trekkers do this trekking from Nepal to experience the real adventure of mountain trails. The major attraction of this trek is the amazement inspiring view of Mount Everest. However, you will also get opportunity to see other beautiful mountains in the region. Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7864 m), Mt. Ama dablam (6814 m), Mt. Makalu (8481 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 m) are some of the famous peak near mountain Everest. 

Beside Mountain views, the unique experience of the lifestyle of Sherpa people staying in the tea houses and lodges, monasteries and museums are the other attractions. You will be passing the villages while trekking and staying overnight in village tea houses. The taste of delicious food and warm hospitality of the people will warm you up in the cold weather. 

The trekking starts after a short scenic mountain flight to Lukla Airport from Kathmandu. We include the flight in our cost. Then trekking continues upward from Lukla altitude (2800 m) to the base camp (5364 m). Good health with walking and physical fitness is needed. Acclimatization days are included in our itinerary to allow for rest and for travelers to slowly adjust to the increasing altitude. Safety and well-being of our travelers is our number one priority. High Pass Adventure have experience and trained English speaking guide, Our Trekking Guide will explain everything to you during the your Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Location

GPS coordinates of Everest Base Camp, Nepal. Latitude: 28.0043 Longitudes: 86.8557.

Everest is the tallest Mountain and known as the roof of the world. Mt. Everest in English, Sagarmatha in Nepali and Qomolongma in Tibetan language (8848 m. / 29029 ft.) is in Solukhumbu district of North-Eastern Nepal. It is marks the international border of Tibet China and Nepal. Mount Everest is the most outstanding part of Mahalangur range of great Himalayas. It takes a week to reach the base camp of that mountain from Lukla during the trekking.

Why Choose the Classic EBC Trek?  Highlights

The Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most iconic treks in the world. Choosing this classic route offers a multitude of highlights and advantages, such as stunning views of the world's highest peaks and the opportunity to experience the unique culture of the Sherpa people. 

Highlights of the Classic EBC trek:

Spectacular Mountain Views: You'll have incredible views of Everest (8848 m), Lhotse, Nuptse, Pomari, Ama Dablam and other towering peaks throughout the trek. The scenery is truly breathtaking and unlike anything else in the world.

Tengboche Monastery: This ancient monastery is one of the most important in the region and offers a peaceful place to rest and take in the views of the surrounding mountains.

Namche Bazaar: This bustling town is the gateway to the Everest region and offers a fascinating mix of traditional Sherpa culture and modern amenities. It's a great place to explore and acclimatize before heading higher into the mountains.

Kala Patthar view point: This viewpoint offers one of the best views of Everest and is a popular spot for watching the sunrise over the Himalayas. The early morning hike to the top is challenging but well worth the effort.

Everest Base Camp: Standing at 5363 meters, the base of the world's highest mountain is a truly unforgettable experience. The camp is a hive of activity during the climbing season and offers a unique insight into the world of high-altitude mountaineering.

Sherpa Culture: Throughout the trek, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the unique culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, who call the Everest region home. You'll visit traditional villages, monasteries, and museums along the way.

Scenic Flights: The trek typically begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, offering stunning views of the Himalayas from the air.

High-altitude Experience: Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a challenging adventure that takes you to altitudes of over 5,000 meters (16,000 feet). It's a great opportunity to test your limits and experience life in the high mountains.

Tea Houses: Along the trekking route, you'll stay in tea houses, which are basic lodges run by local families. This offers a unique opportunity to experience the hospitality and warmth of the Sherpa people.

Why Classic EBC Trek with us (High Pass Adventure)?

Choosing High Pass Adventure Trek for your Classic Everest Base Camp Trek is an important decision because it offers several benefits, ensuring a memorable and rewarding experience with a focus on safety, quality, and customer satisfaction.

Local Expertise: High Pass Adventure Treks is based in Nepal, and our team consists of experienced guides and staff who are familiar with the region, its culture, and the trekking routes. This local expertise ensures a more authentic and enjoyable experience for our clients.

Safety and Support: Your safety is our top priority. We provide experienced guides, well-planned itineraries, and support staff to ensure that you have a safe and comfortable trekking experience. We also have emergency protocols in place.

Customizable Itineraries: We offer customizable itineraries to suit your preferences and fitness levels. Whether you want a shorter trek or wish to include side trips and additional activities, we can tailor the itinerary to meet your needs.

Quality Services: We provide quality services, including accommodation, meals, and transportation, to ensure that you have a comfortable trekking experience. We also prioritize environmental sustainability and responsible tourism practices.

Small Group Sizes: We believe in providing personalized experiences, which is why we limit our group sizes. This allows for better interaction with your guide and a more intimate experience of the trek.

Competitive Pricing: We offer competitive pricing for our treks, ensuring that you get value for your money. Our pricing includes all necessary permits, fees, accommodation, meals, and transportation during the trek.

Customer Reviews: Reading reviews and testimonials from previous clients can provide valuable insights into the quality of service offered by High Pass Adventure Treks. Positive reviews, especially from trekkers who have completed the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek, can help you measure their reliability and professionalism.

Support Services: High Pass Adventure also offer additional support services such as airport transfers, accommodation bookings, and permit arrangements, making the logistics of your trek hassle-free.

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. welcomes you to in Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and company name. This person will take to you hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with experience tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pasupatinath and Boudhanath, which are best and popular place 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable privet vehicles before walk tour of these sites. There are interesting tour for full of fascinating insights in to Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, cultural of people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Our trekking guide will be transferred to you the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport by privet vehicles to depart for Lukla flight. You will board a flight and fly to Lukla with your trekking guide. You will be enjoying the scenic flight for about 35 minutes and land on Lukla airstrip (Tensing-Hillary Airport). You will meet your trekking porter and introduced. They are waiting to you in Lukla airport. Treks starts from Lukla after the Pasang Lhamo memorial Gate, through the Lukla town. Our trekking trail drops down to the Phakding Village through the Chheplung, Thadokosi,Ghat and some where forest as well. From the trail, you will see wonderful Mountain View of Kusum Kangru and kongde peak.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2655

From Phakding, Everest Base Camp trek goes continue north. There are a few uphill and downhill climb, through the forest of pine and rhododendron, suspension bridges and local Sherpa village will follow and take to you Monjo. Monjo is the gate way of the Sagarmatha Natrtional Park to Everest Base Camp Trek. Our trekking guide will manage the entrance fee of the Sagarmatha Notational Park. From the Manju Gate trail continue drops down to the bridge cross the Dudh Koshi River and you will get the Jorsalle village.

Your trekking trail continues follow the north and cross another bridge of same river and following the river bank trail until large Dovan. There is very high bridge on this river, we have to cross and we will climb into forest of pine tree on lot Zigzag trail until Namche Bazaar. Before get the Namche Bazaar we will see and enjoying first view of Mt Everest and other lot mountains.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3440

Namche Bazaar is the beautiful town, elevation is 3440m. We have to stay two nights for acclimatization for further altitude. During the day time we have to hike up somewhere for acclimatization. There are two places for hike, one is the Thame village and another is Khumjung village. Your trekking guide decided to your plan for the hike up. After the breakfast you will visit either Thame Sherpa village or Khumjung Sherpa village. From the both side you will enjoying panoramic Mountain View, pine forest, mani wall, Gompa (Buddhist monasteries) and Sherpa village. And remain to your time can spend visiting the National Park Head office and Museum or relax in hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3440

After having breakfast from Namche, you will follow the trail by chhorkang.you will walk north side and past a memorial chortan to Tenzing Norgay. From there you can enjoy beautiful panorama view of Kusum kangaroo, Thamserku, Khandega, Amadablam, Lotse, Everest, Nuptse and Tawaboche before get kyanjuma. From kyanjuma trail drop down to the bridge Phunki Thanga. You will cross the bridge and trail goes ascent to the Tengboche. If you are lucky you can see deer and pheasant bird.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3865

After breakfast in Tengbuche, you will visit that popular monasteries and continue walk to the Everest Base Camp. Trail drop down 30 minute through the green forest and reach the bridge. After cross the river trail is gently up until Denbuche. Along the trail you will enjoy wonderful Mountain View.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4400

Acclimatization is most important time for going up, before you get your way to the Everest Base Camp. After breakfast, your trekking guide makes a plan, either take to you full day hike for Nangkar Tsang Hill for view of MT. Makalu 8516m, Lotse  8556m, barunche 7245m and other popular mountain view or full day hike to Chukung.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4400

From Dingboche trail goes slowly climb up to the long ridge through yak kharka, you will get Dhukla. From the ridge you can enjoying view of Taboche, Cholatse,Lobuche, Amadblam and khatega. Before get dhukla you will cross glacial stream. From dhukla trail continues goes up to dhukla pass, there are lot a number of memorials to lost climber and Sherpa. After pass this memorial place,easy trail to reach in the lobuche. If you have extra time, you can either hiking up ridge for view of khumbu Glaciar or rest in hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4900

This is your mission day to done your plan, so you will definitely get Everest Base Camp on this day. After breakfast from there you will hurry to leave without wasting any time, continues walk to Goreshep through Italian Pyramid side, beside khumbu glacier and terminal moraine. After lunch in Gorakshep you will enjoying view of Nuptse, Khumbutse, Chanhtse, Pumori, and lingtren mountain and you will continues hike to Everest Base Camp. You will spend few minute for enjoying your aim and take picture in Base Camp and get back to Gorakshep follow the same trail.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
5363

From the base Camp Everest is not visible. So, you have to hike Kalapathar for best sunrise view of Mt. Everest and other mountain. It takes 2 hours to reach top of the kalapathar. Your trekking guide creates yours plan and tell to you about hike up. From the top you will enjoy golden color 360 degree panoramic Mountain View. After enjoying the view, you will back down to gorakshep and have breakfast, packed your stuff and way back same way until Dhukla. From dhukla trail drop down to glacial stream and cross that stream. There are two trails to come down to Dhingbuche and Pheriche. Our guide takes to you lower trail to Pheriche.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
4240

You will have breakfast in Pheriche and you follow to continues trail to Namche through Somare, Pangboche, Tengbuche,Phungi Tanga and Kyanjuma. These parts already you did walk up to Dingbuche.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
3440

You will have breakfast in Namche and you will continue downhill to large bridge from Namche. After cross large bridge of the Dudh Kosi River and you will following trail the bank of this river until Phakding, where you did spend first night to this trek. You will stop Phakding for the lunch. After lunch you will walk ascend to lukla.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House (Basic)
Elevation
2800

 After last Breakfast in Lukla of your Everest Base Camp trek, you will catch morning flight to Kathmandu from the Lukla airport.in Kathmandu. Your trekking guide manage privet vehicle transfer you to your hotel. That day you can explore around market in Kathmandu. We will take to you for a farewell dinner in Nepali culture kitchen.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

This is your last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take to you Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure time. If you are looking to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure help to you for your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

  • Airport Pick up & drops, domestic / International by private vehicles 
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Flight Fair Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu (Guest and Guide)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • An experience English Speaking trained, Government license Holder Guide
  • Necessary strong Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fees 
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Guide and porter salary, food, accommodation and insurance during the trek 
  • All organizational requirements
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service (covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation)
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips to Trekking staff (Tips is expected)
  • Any other expenses that aren’t mentioned in the section above

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Traveller Useful Information

How to reach Everest Region

Located in the northeastern part of Nepal and Protected by Sagarmatha national park, the Everest region can be reached in different ways direct flights to Lukla from Kathmandu, Jiri, or Phaphlu are among the most common ways due to the unavailability of direct road links. Taking the bus to Jiri takes a 4-5 days trek and 2-3 days for Phaplu to enter the region.  

About Lukla Flight 

Lukla is the small town and starting point of all trekking to the Everest region in Nepal. There is no direct road link to Lukla from Kathmandu due to which trekkers to Lukla either have to fly to the Tensing Hillary or Lukla airport or trek from Phaplu or Jiri. Many airlines operate regular flights from Kathmandu. 

The weight limit of the luggage bag is 12 kg and an extra cost is to be charged for the extra weight at the airport. We suggest you make less weight than 15 kg because Sometimes overload in a plane can cause you to replace the luggage on the next flight which could take more time. 

Please be responsive in taking a smaller aircraft for the flight to the highlands.  Sometimes, the weather could be bad and crucial resulting in delaying the flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Himalayan and Hilly Region weather can be changeable. But, we will try to make the best itinerary days possible. In case of flight delay and cancellation, you’ll need an extra few days before and after the trekking days from the itinerary. Because our trekking staff are experienced and professional in trekking as well as problem-solving so there are fewer chances of miss handling the situation.

Food and Accommodation in Classic Everest Base Camp Trek 

Due to the popularity of the Everest base camp trek, the accommodations in the Everest region are well managed with the availability of lots of accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail. Therefore there will be less or no difficulty in finding the best accommodations in the region. The majority of the teahouses have the best quality service. Normally, lodges have private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing an indoor bathroom but if you need a luxury lodge, they have luxury facilities and some places have to limit lodges.  Every different place has different quality of the lodges so, you can choose the best according to your budget.

Every lodge has a menu with nearly identical food items. We strongly suggest the traditional Nepali cuisine "Dal-Bhat" (boiled rice, vegetable, and lentil soup), however, you are free to choose from the menu. Most hotels grow fresh vegetables in their gardens and provide them to their guests. The cooks are essentially skilled, yet the meal may have a taste that differs from that of western cuisine. Because meat is scarce in the mountains, we advise you to try vegetarian recipes.

You can buy all types of drinks in every lodge but the prices go high as you go higher. You can drink normal water using purification tablets. We should avoid alcoholic drinks when we go higher.

Best Season for Classic Everest Base Camp Trek

Autumn trekking season (September to December) and spring trekking season (March to May) are the best trekking seasons for the Everest region. The weather is perfectly sunny and warm with wonderful mountainous views, clean air, and no rain and snow compared with another trekking season. 

If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature and culture, you can do this trip during the winter (January and February).  The temperature during winter could be a little chilly for some trekkers but visibility is good. But there is a considerable risk to doing the Everest region trek in the winter season due to the possibility of a lot of snow.  In the summer season (June to August) it rains heavily but it is the best time for nature lovers. Therefore, the best season for trekking in the Everest region trek depends on what kind of trekker you are. 

Everest Region Trekking Difficulty

“The most difficult roads lead to the most beautiful destinations.”

The difficulty level of the Everest Region is moderate and challenging. There is no road access and it is difficult to reach the beautiful area. The walking distances are 5 to 8 hours a day and there are many obstacles during the Everest region Trekking. Also, there are various trekking routes ranging from easy to challenging. Normally, Everest region trekking starts from Lukla (2820 m) and the highest altitude is Kalapathar (5545 m).

This destination is a bit challenging for those who do not have previous trekking experience and it entails strong physical and mental health and fitness. Everest Base Camp Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek, and Everest View Trekking routes are Moderate Level but Everest Three High Passes Trek, Climbing to Gokyo Ri, Kalathar and Nagarkhang are difficult to level treks. 

Booking for accommodations is very important for peak season as it is very crowdy during the season and it is necessary to prepare warm clothes. The monsoon is not an easy trek option here because the roads get slippery due to heavy rain. 

Overall, Tea-House, resting place, acclimatization day, slow walk, and short easy steps will be helping to you with your difficulty trekking to the Everest region 

Communication in the Everest Region

There is good mobile network service around the Everest base camp trekking area but not around Gokyo Valley and Chukkung Valley. The internet service is available in the whole of the Everest Region but teahouses and lodges provide the internet with some extra charges. In case of not have a Nepali sim card, our Nepali guide will help you contact your family and update the head office about the trek. 

Because traveling is a part of human life and tourism is as old as human civilization, we have been working to make travel more enjoyable. 

Acclimatization:

When traveling to higher elevations in the high Himalayan region, high altitude sickness is a regular problem. Although it develops fairly quickly, the symptoms can be avoided. If you have prior high-altitude trekking experience, it might be preferable, but if not, you should take precautions to avoid high-altitude sickness if you plan to walk over three thousand meters. In order to avoid altitude sickness while trekking in Nepal, you should walk carefully, drink enough water, abstain from alcohol, ascend higher, and sleep at low elevation. You should also spend two nights for every 500 meters over the elevation of 3500 meters. All of our trekking routes are adaptable and include days for acclimatization. Your health and safety come first so that you may complete the trek without incident. In case things worsen, we give you some essential medications to help with an emergency rescue. 

As a result, you must advise your Guide or Leader of your health status each day. Based on his reaction, he will decide whether or not to let you continue on your trip.

Tipping Information:

During your tour, trekking, and other activities in Nepal, the guide, porter, driver, and all other employees who work in the tourism industry expect tips. Tipping is how customers evaluate service providers, and service providers accept tips at the end of a journey. Travelers often tip 10% of their billable amount, but you can give more or less depending on the quality of the service. 

Therefore, it is crucial that the High Pass Adventure working team takes good care of you at all times while you are visiting Nepal, is inspired by exceptional service, and provides inspirational once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

 Trip Extension:

After finishing the walk, if you have extra time, you can engage in other activities or go on another quick trek in Nepal. Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National Park for jungle safari excursions are only two of our many short travel packages and adventure activities. You can go sightseeing in Pokhara, go trekking in Nagarkot or Dhampus, or go rafting for the day on the Trisuli River. 

Paragliding, kayaking, ultra light flight, bungee jumping, and mountain biking are examples of adventure sports. These are all optional add-on activities to your package that are not included in the price. If you choose to participate in these activities with us after your vacation, we will organize them at a fair price and give you a generous discount.

Trekking gear list

Before departing, you must pack your trip necessities. We hope it would be too much for you to transport from your country to another, but some of the necessary equipment may be rented or purchased in Kathmandu's Thamel area. While trekking in Nepal, this basic gear is appropriate for all seasons, though it may vary depending on the season and length of the trekking routes you choose to take.

1) Requirement Documents for Classic EBC Trek: 

  • Passport and 4 passport size photos 
  • Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)
  • Boarding passes for flights
  • Driver’s license (if needed)
  • Cash USD
  • Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card in case an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)

2) Logistics for Classic EBC Trek

  • Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
  • Sleeping bag liner (Optional)

3) Footwear Things for Classic EBC Trek

  • Trekking boots: one pair  lightweight
  • Sandals for city and tea house footwear 
  • Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks

4) Clothing for Body

(Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking)

  • Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
  • Fleece/Windproof jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket for warmth
  • Travel clothes and City Wear
  • Underwear
  • Base-layer trousers (optional)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Trekking trousers
  • Trekking shorts (Optional)
  • Gloves and wool hat
  • bandanna or scarf 

5) Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea

Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular

Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu

6) Others (Optional) Things

  • Sunglasses and Sun cream 
  • Towel
  • Book (reading and writing materials)
  • MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.
  • Travel wash
  • Hand sanitizer, wet wipes
  • A day bag: 35 liters
  • A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)
  • Dry Liner or Dry Bag
  • Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.

7) General Toiletries

  • Toilet papers/ tissue 
  • Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • On Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

8) Others (Optional) Things

  • Trekking Poles 
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 
  • Binoculars (for luxuries)
  • Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

Getting There: Nepal

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types of High Altitude Sickness

There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause of High Altitude Sickness

Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms of High Altitude Sickness

These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping

Dizziness 

Fatigue

Headache

Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking

Confusion

Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention for High Altitude Sickness

Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor 

Client Reviews

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Italy

Everest Base Camp

16th June, 2023

I really enjoyed my trekking on EBC. My guide Ganesh was very kindly professional and helps me a lot to organize everything. Food and accommodation in guest houses was very good. I really recommend this High Pass Adventure agency in Nepal; you'll have fun during trekking with them. Again I will trek from this company

Fernanda R

Fernanda R

Brazil

Everest Base Camp Trekking

16th June, 2023

My husband and I went to Nepal to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. Purna was our guide during the trip. He is an excellent professional, we felt safe during our entire trek with his safety recommendation and advice. He has great knowledge about the trail, about the region and his country. We had nothing to worry about. Our communication was also great as he speaks very good English. He is very friendly and fun to be with. I highly recommend his services!! He helped us having the best trip of our lives! Nepal is a great country, with lovely people and amazing mountains!

Carlo Campora

Carlo Campora

Spain

Perfect Guide for Everest Base Camp Trek

16th July, 2023

I just hired a guide for Everest Base Camp Trek from High Pass Adventure. Ganesh was fantastic guide us during the Everest base camp Trek. What a fantastic, enjoyable and comfortable Trekking Experience. I feel really grateful and cannot give thank enough to him for their proficiency, familiarity, patience and kindness. We were a group four trekkers and we completed the popular base camp trek. Thank you high Pass Adventure and Ganesh to have made it a success for all of us. I would highly recommend this agency to all trekkers for trekking in Nepal. 

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