Asian Journey Pvt Ltd â€" is a privately owned adventure outfitting company that specializes in providing our clients with high-level experiences in the Himalayas.
One of the worldâ€™s most inspirational and spectacular journey, the Everest Base Camp trek offers intrepid visitors the chance to immerse themselves in a unique, one-of-a-kind experience in one of the worldâ€™s most revered and awe-inspiring locations. In close proximity to four of the worldâ€™s tallest peaks, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Cho Oyu, Everest Base Camp is a geographical attraction, dynamic cultural exchange and spiritual haven, thanks to a thriving Buddhist presence and diverse international community. With colorful prayer flags adorning the campsite and stunning views of the Himalaya mountain range, the atmosphere is both majestic and magical in this sublime natural haven.
Travelers interested in joining this alluring, renowned trek will begin their journey with a scenic flight through the Himalaya mountains to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. Upon arrival, group members will begin their expedition to Everest Base Camp by traveling through Sagarmatha National Park, a rugged and breathtaking landscape that showcases the deep rivers and massive glaciers carved into the terrain.
After a steep climb, travelers will be greeted by friendly faces in Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Sherpas and a quaint oasis in this stunning landscape. Situated at roughly 3,440 metres, this vibrant community hosts several lodging facilities for trekkers, as well as stores where extra provisions can be purchased. With one day of rest before the climb resumes, visitors are given the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpas and the diverse landscape of surrounding areas while giving their bodies the time needed to properly compensate for higher altitudes.
Following this brief period of relaxation and acclimatization, the trek will resume, passing verdant alpine forests, roaring glacial rivers and sacred Buddhist temples en route to the next location of interest, Kala Patthar. From this vantage point, itâ€™s easy to understand why Mt. Everest and Sagarmatha National Park have gained massive international appeal. This is more than just an adventurous trek ďż˝ďż˝" itâ€™s truly an unforgettable life experience.
After arriving at Everest Base Camp, group members will have the opportunity to explore their new surroundings and relish their achievements before traveling back to Lukla and embarking upon a return flight to Kathmandu.
The Everest Base Camp trek is highly recommended for those looking to explore new vistas and cultures in one of the worldâ€™s most captivating natural settings. This unforgettable trip will leave you with a lifetime of memories.
During the Trip you will have to share the room . it is very difficult to get private room in high season so you must share the room. Facilities in tea houses are limited but good enough to offer you a comfortable stay and hygienic meals. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We will accommodate you and your group in a local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required rooms for the group (rooms cannot be booked in advance). Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary.
Flight to Lukla:
Please note that the flights to and from Lukla are dependent on the weather and delays can happen. If you have to wait in Kathmandu at the beginning of the trip your overnight accommodation is excluded. If you are delayed longer than your trip program then we can help reschedule your international flights however there is likely to be a fee charged by the airline for this. You will also have to pay for all additional costs incurred in Kathmandu such as accommodation and meals.
You need to confirm your International flight details to us so that we can arrange to meet you at the Airport. You just pass through Customs and come out of the Terminal building where you will see a member of our team standing with a placard that states either â€śAsian Journeyâ€ť or your own name.
Best time to go:
The best season to trek in the Himalaya region is autumn (from mid-September till November's end), and spring (from the beginning of March until mid-May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you trek higher every day. The nights are cold (between -10 Â°C to 5Â°C but the days are sunny and hot (between 10Â°C to 20Â°C). The mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is not recommended, as the visibility during monsoon is limited, upper parts and high passes could be covered with snow during winter. March, April, October and November are the most favored monthss
There are a couple of telephone facilities in the Everest region up to Namche Bazaar. Cell phones work fine in most of the main trekking areas. If it is crucial for you to keep in contact with your family or others, we can provide you a mobile phone. There is also internet access in few places along the trail.
You are responsible for bringing personal gear and equipment while communal equipment is provided. During the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porter. Please keep your luggage as light as possible around 10 to 15 kgs. You simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket etc. You can leave your valuable items at your hotel while trekking. Many hotels have a locker system and provide a deposit slip for the valuables kept under the hotel's safekeeping. Below is a suggested equipment list: -
-1 x Waterproof Jacket
-1 x Down Jacket
-1 x Fleece or soft shell Jacket
-2 x Long Sleeve Shirt (light-weight), not cotton
-2 x Short Sleeve Shirt, (light-weight), not cotton
-1 x Waterproof Breathable Pants
-2 x Trekking trousers
-1 x Shorts
-1 x Long Thermal Underwear, briefs Sport Bra (women)
-Brimmed Hat, for sun protection
-Fleece or Knitted Hat, for warmth
-Warm Waterproof Gloves.
-1 x Hiking Boots with spare laces
-1 x Trainers (to wear at camp)
-3 x Socks, thick, wool or synthetic
-3 x Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters
-1 Â˝ - 2 litre Water Bladder, Platypus type (recommended) or 2 x 1 litre water bottle
- Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional)
Sleeping Bag, four seasons or -10 deg C
Head lamp, with extra batteries
Trekking Poles ( If necessary)
Duffel bag, for porters to carry your equipment
Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear
Personal Toiletries (toothbrush, paste etc)
Personal Prescriptions (malaria tablets etc)
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
First Aid Kit Hand Sanitizer/Wet Wipes
For climbing: down-jacket, plastic boots, crampons, ice-axe, headlight, harness, jumar, carabineers, belay device, prussiks are also required
If you have ever suffered from altitude sickness, or have a heart or breathing complaint, we highly recommend you consult your doctor about your suitability for trekking in the Himalaya before booking. We suggest that you take some pain-killing pills with you and enough medicine for cold, diarrhea, nausea and fever. Some nasal ointment and throat-moistening pills will greatly be of help for those who are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions. Age is no barrier to take an unforgettable this Tour.
Meals & Drinking Water:
On all treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch and three course dinner, tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.
Passports & Visas:
It is important to remember that for any Asian Journey holiday you will need a passport (normally with 6 months remaining validity at the completion of the trip). If you don't have a passport, apply for one in good time
Visas - visitors can obtain a multi-entry tourist visa on arrival at Kathmandu Airport which usually costs around US$40 for 30 days. Just make sure you have one passport size photo with you which they require, but don't worry if you forget as there is a photographer available in the airport who can take your picture and develop these within around 30 minutes. Alternatively you can obtain a multi-entry tourist visa before you travel from your local Nepalese Embassy.
All food is provided whilst on your trek and you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (a few smaller shops are available along the trail in some areas) tips, souvenirs, boiled water, hot shower(available in some places). Your hotel accommodation before and after your trek is on a bed and breakfast basis only so you will need some money for additional meals in Kathmandu.
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 12% of the total tour cost as tips.
Travel insurance :
It is a condition of joining any of our trips that you are insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs, air ambulance and helicopter rescue services). We also strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance, as all deposits paid are non-refundable. Please ensure that your insurer is aware of your itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.
You will then need to advise us of your policy details and complete an Insurance Declaration.
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we hope will not happen, you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu.