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|Everest Base Camp Trekking|
Thamel Kwabhal, Kathmandu, Nepal
1 Pax US $ 1,180
2 Pax US $ 1150
3-4 Pax US $ 1110
5-6 Pax US $ 1100
7-8 Pax US $ 1080
9-10 or above pax US $ 1050
Everest Base Camp Trek -Trip Note
Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Everest base camp trekking. We do your special welcome as it is our first meeting and greeting in Nepal, it does not matter which flight you take to arrive in Nepal, the smiling representative crew from Discovery World Trekking awaits your arrival at airport and you will be greeted warmly with a traditional offering of a Khada or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then free hassle transferred to hotel. For taking advantage of free airport transfer opportunity, the full flight details of arrival and departure is requested to submit in advance by mail.
Trekking group /single
The group will be generally 2 to maximum up to 12 paxes on trek. The group of four and above will be accompanied by a leader, who will be supported by an assistant guide and porters. If you are solo trekker, would like to trek alone, we also organize private trek at the same cost without paying extra cost in this package and you will be led by one of our highly competent and well experienced guide.
The different season has different exceptional attractions and advantages offer for trekking in Everest region. In high mountain region, temperature considerably depends upon altitude range higher the altitude lowers the temperature. The best trekking season with most suitable weather conditions, trek in Everest base camp extends from September to November (autumn season) and from March to June (spring season). Within these seasons, the daytime temperatures are generally comfortable, with clear sky, warm climate conditions, and superb view of mountains provides fascinating and exciting holiday experience. The environment is dry and average temperatures during the day varying around 10c to 15c, still may go up, but during the night may drop to minus 5c or progressively lowers the higher we go (if weather becomes cloudy). The greatest festivals occasion in Nepal also falls like Dashain, Tihar, Manerendu during these seasons. Another reason for best trekking time during spring season is to observe blooming flowers throughout the Himalayas. Trek from December to January (winter season) is rewarding to do trekking in Everest.
Despite colder climate conditions, skies are usually very clear, mountains views are at their best. Nights will be very cold with temperatures go down to minus 10c to minus 15c especially during the bad weather and cloudy at highest altitude but days are pleasant and sunny. The trials are also much less busy at this time. Rainy most of days affects trekking in Everest base camp during the summer or monsoon (June to Aug) season. The nights are comparatively colder than the days ranging its temperatures (between 5c to 10 c during the nights) and (between 10c to 25c during the day). The morning is usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing at night. Trekkers while planning trek to Everest base camp must bear in the mind that weather in the high Himalaya journey can accurately be unpredictable. It is requested to check out weather forecasting before booking trek.
Our 12 days Everest base camp trek package includes four or five nights over 3500m above the sea level, where there is more likely to be affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. Altitude sickness is preventable however if the symptom, causes and remedies of altitude sickness are left ignored, it can be very serious and even life -threatening. This trip provides one day rest in Namche, moreover, our trek itinerary in high Himalaya allows ascending slowly but consistently. All Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya we urge to communicate with your group leader and guide to monitor effectively yourself the symptoms, we guarantee your health with utmost safety and security. Despite the direct involvement of field expert recommendation and sensibly designed itinerary with an extra rest or acclimatization day in Namche to adjust the body with high altitude environment, Your trek leader or guide suggests that the precautionary way of getting rid from altitude sickness is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 liters a day. After being severely affected, the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition if symptoms persist. It is essential to keep in mind some are more vulnerable than other.
Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical and Health
13 days Everest Base camp trekking is a challenging grade trek in Everest. Trek routes on Everest is fairly ascent, descent and straightforward following very good trials but this is high mountain journey have to walk along the rocky mountains trials in the Himalaya. To accomplish trek, trekkers should have capability to hike at least 5 to 6 hours a day with a light day pack. Even some days require walking longer hours too. Past hiking experience would be advantage but no technical skill is required for this trip. You do not need to be an athlete as well. Trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes. 13 days Everest base camp trek is designed for trekkers who are in good health with normal physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.
Communication on trek
During Everest base camp trekking, the use of internet connection most of the days at lodges is available with service charge, you will get an opportunity to connect chatting up, talking to family and surrounding friends through your cell phone, however, we will be out of contact some of the days at high altitude. We can provide trekkers separate mobile SIM card on trek if you make request.
Extra personal expenses on trekking
Discover World Trekking believes in the flexible holiday without hiding any information for trip. We provide possible extra personal expenses that are excluded in the package. During the trekking, we provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and some extra dietary foods. Travelers should bring some money with them. Money is normally in need of table drinks like alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, snacks while trekking (to buy from local shops along the trail), tips to Discover World Trekking crew members (a member who involves in your trip such as guide and porters), souvenirs, hot shower, mobile and battery charge, mineral water.
Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking
Throughout the lodges at Everest base camp trekking, electricity for camera and mobile battery recharge is available by paying in price at all lodges. Most of lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water with an extra cost. A water purification pill is suggested into drinking water.
We take strongly and seriously our commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting fragile ecosystems, on where we visit. Without any doubt, positive contribution of tourism to the community has brought many advantages in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, health care and education etc. With an increase of tourists’ arrival, negative impact has noticeable on the community and the environment. We highlight the positive aspect of tourism with minimization of negative impact. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.
Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the Everest base camp trek, you are accompanied by a team of local well-experienced and qualified local expert guide along with porters to carry out your baggage. The baggage has the weight limit not to exceed over 20 kg for a porter. A group composition on average, there will be a proportion of one porter to every two trekkers and one assistant guide to each four trekkers. The objective of such arrangement is to ensure a great service with successful, pleasant and unforgettable trek. Likewise, trip plan will go efficiently as predetermined itinerary even if a member of group became unable to continue after commencing trek due to altitude sickness or other casualty. In such case, illness trekker will be handled by an assistant guide. All of our employed crew at Discovery World Trekking is the local people of high Himalaya remote area who have a greater ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high elevation of mountain without being unaffected by altitude sickness. Your trip will be led by first grade government certified highly experienced trek guide. All of crews are very helpful, supportive, friendly and cooperative and always concern with utmost safety and security of your health. All of our team members are fully insured, full equipped and well paid. Guides /leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills, technical proficiency, and ability to measure risk, comprehensive knowledge of nature, culture, and geography structure. The local expert trek leader to guide you in Everest base camp is specialized under the following subject.
• Intensive wilderness first Aid
• Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
• Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
• Conservation and biodiversity
• Rock climbing
Most importantly, tipping is at travelers’ discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience.
You can exchange most foreign currencies at bank that intermittently accepts foreign debit and credit cards or a private money exchanger at Kathmandu and Namche. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu and even at Namche. The tourist hub Thamel is 24 hours available for exchanging money. Although, the banking system at Namche does not seem reliable, the problem sometimes but not all the time may be out of ATMs system for long time. The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NRP). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupees in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined. Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheque, many hassles problems like a lengthy process and high rate of commission may take place during the processing at banks. You can do this by withdrawing money (in Rupees only) from one of many ATMs in Kathmandu (if you card is linked to the International Cirrus System), or by exchanging your travel cash at a bank in Kathmandu. There is a day transaction limit on cash withdrawing if you use the bank. Please note that most establishments in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.
Trekking in Everest base camp requires slightly proactive and reactive preparedness. The high mountains are not a place to visit casually as serious sickness and other casualty are supposed to be unexpectedly happened. Make sure you have insured against this incident before starting the trek. Travel insurance is also a part of booking condition for an adventure trek in Nepal. To join in Everest base camp trekking, at a minimum, a comprehensive travel insurance policy is must to cover medical and emergency repatriation with inclusively helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses for trekkers at high altitude. We can do recommendation of insurance company in case of our help needed but we do not involve in sale of the insurance policy. Trekker is refused to be participated in Everest base camp trek with improper policy or without travel insurance policy. In case of emergency circumstances of our valued client, company put forward the travel documentation processing to insurance company based on your prior information submission details in order to assist in arranging rescue operation, and transfer to hospital for treatment. You are requested to send the details insurance information after you have booked the trek. Make sure your insurance company accepts the cost incurred for mountain rescue service even at the highest elevation of trek.
Passport and visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival spot at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at some borders land crossings into Nepal (including boarders with India and Tibet). In addition, Visa can be extended at the central immigration office. Visa application requires a passport at least six months of validity, one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa fee is US$40 for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. The visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, intended stay in Nepal. We also recommend the list of entry few days before, and date of exit a few days after in case you encounter any delays or problems en route. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice.
Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa.These countries are not entitled to get a visa on arrival spots such as Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.
you will take a light day pack with you during trekking in Everest base camp. Main luggage on trek will be carried by porters and there is weight limit not to exceed more than 20kg for a porter. you can leave any excess baggage either on your overnight spent hotel in Kathmandu or Discovery world Trekking store for collection on your return with free service cost that is very safe and comfortable.
Equipment list for Everest Base Camp Trekking
It is recommended to consider following list of clothing and accessories equipments while packing for Everest base camp trekking. These are just a reminder and essential to have list of these equipment items prepared by focusing on comfort, convenience and enjoyable of your holiday. We understand that you may have your own personal preference for clothing which may be equally as suitable. We never recommend to our clients to bring over equipments which are unnecessary for the trek. Porter help carrying luggage has weight limit and not allow over 20 kg in trek. These equipments are also available in Kathmandu for buying or hiring.
• Sun hat or scarf
• Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
• Headlight with extra batteries
• Sunglass with UV protection
• Face/body wipes
• Light weight gloves
• Heavy weight winter gloves
• Hiking shirts
• Long sleeved shirt
• Hooded rain jacket
• Fleece jacket
• Light weight cotton pants
• T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
• Polypropylene underwear
• Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
• Water proof jacket and pants
• Hiking Boots
• Thick wool socks (Take an extra pairs of thick light socks)
• Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
• Thermal bottle
• Water purification
• Trekking pole
• Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
• Toiletries (toilet papers, tooth paste, tooth brush)
• Medium size drying towel
• Tooth brush
• Tooth paste
• Deodorant floss
• Bio degradable bar soap
• Nail clippers
• Small mirror
• Cell phone
• First aid kit
• Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
• Notebook and pen
After over Everest base camp trek, Discovery World Trekking provides company t-shirt, digital printed certificate of achievement along with key ring. We expect nothing in return but comment and complaint about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we give much more consideration on about our overall performance information that is ever significant for us to evaluate. Your feedback helps us to execute plan in the field with the better way by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through the popular social networking sites on trip advisor.
Discovery World Trekking has many more exciting trips and activities to choose after over your Everest base camp trekking. If your holiday timeframe permits, then join us for a tour of Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Pokhara visit, chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek, peak climbing and much more!
Booking and payment process
Discovery World Trekking is a government registered, licensed and bounded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. We are member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as the payment made to us for your trip is 100 percent financial protection along with easy, reliable, comfortable and fastest to proceed from wherever you are. To conform trek booking, go to trek booking, fill the necessary information. You are required to make15 percent payment in advance along with submission of your passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed at the time of trip booking. Your advance payment is used to processing permit, booking hotel and flight ticket. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment detail as per your convenient by mail.
Last minute booking
Most of the client book Everest base camp trekking in advance, it will not be messy, and provide sufficient time to be prepared for both of us. Clients who are delay in booking Trek due to many reasons, however, they are eager to confirm booking trips within a short span of time. Discovery World Trekking has offered special provision of last minute booking with regard to Everest Base Camp Trekking. Under this condition, the last minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted.
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