Everest Base Camp Trek
Trek through the dramatic landscape of the Himalayas and immerse yourself in the amazing local culture of the Khumbu region while taking in views of the highest mountains in the world. This Trek is considered by many to be one of the best hikes on the planet.
ALL LAND COSTS INCLUDED!
• Internal flights to a from Lukla
What’s Not Included?
• All airfare to and from Kathmandu (Inquire to learn more about our flight booking service)
This incredible life changing trek will cover the best the Everest region has to offer with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world. We allow plenty of time to acclimate to the altitude, experience the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people, visit monasteries and points of interest along the way while taking in all the most incredible vantage points on and off the beaten path.
We’ll spend several days in the ancient city of Kathmandu before heading to the Himalayas to start our trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest. In the course of this journey, we’ll travel through Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche and many other Khumbu villages.
This trek is designed for those who are into hiking and enjoying the mountains. This is a hike – not a climbing expedition! You’ll never forget the feeling of hiking to the base of Mt. Everest – the highest mountain on earth! There are a few optional 18,000 feet peaks to hike, if you so choose. Time will be spent at Everest Base Camp with the hope of visiting an Expedition climbing Mount Everest.
Our team will travel in full Sherpa supported “expedition” style with yaks carrying your gear while you hike with a light daypack, allowing you to acclimatize and enjoy the trip. Our experienced Sherpa staff will trek with the group, sharing sights, setting up the tents, cooking all the food (which includes excellent Western and Eastern dishes) and basically providing a support system for all levels of ability and interest.
At Backwoods Adventures we know that well fed travelers are happy travelers. We aim to please your palate. Since we will be staying at huts or lodges on the entire trip we will have our breakfast and dinner at local restaurants or cafes. Lunches will either be in small towns or villages that we pass through or we will grab some light fare to take with us and enjoy our lunch picnic style with the Himalayas to gaze at while we eat.
The menu includes a variety of Nepali and western style foods including rice, noodles, vegetables, Nepali pizza, soups & stews, eggs, porridge, cereal, peanut butter, jam, bread, yak cheese, fish, canned & fresh fruit, crackers, cookies, snacks, juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc. Please let us know ahead of time if you have extreme personal food preferences or dietary restrictions. While trekking, all meals and hot drinks are included; you’re free to purchase soda, beer and additional water, chocolate and snacks along the way in local stores. It is recommended you bring your own favorite snacks for on the trail, but be careful as these can weigh a lot in your duffle. Boiled water is provided at every meal to fill your drinking water bottle (a Nalgene-type water bottle is recommended). Because the water is boiled, we do not use iodine or other purification treatments in the water. You are welcome to use your own purification treatment. Because of the exercise and altitude, you should drink 3-4 liters of water per day.
Our accommodations will vary based on our location. However, all hotels are among the highest rated in the country both for location and amenities. We strive to deliver high quality and unique experiences in the country we are visiting! During the trek, we will be staying in rustic lodges, known as tea houses, in the villages along the trail. All accommodations are on a twin sharing basis, unless otherwise arranged.
Altitude – Most of our adventures in Asia take us to remote regions of high altitude. We always take our time to acclimatize properly by allowing for additional rest days. When gaining in altitude above 10,000 feet, we have included sufficient rest or “layover” days to ensure that you acclimatize properly. While many people may experience minor ill effects from high altitudes, there are some who have persistent symptoms that require returning to a lower altitude or, in extreme cases, emergency evacuation. We do our best to set a pace at which everyone has a chance to acclimatize appropriately. Listening to your guide will help a great deal. We cannot determine how you will do at altitude, but being in the best shape possible and having a lower body fat percentage will help greatly.
The trek to Everest Base Camp is a strenuous adventure and should not be undertaken if you have any health conditions which may put you at risk. You are strongly advised to consult your physician for a thorough medical check-up and clearance before attempting the mountain. If you are over 50 years old, talk to your doctor about doing a “stress EKG”. Should you require any medication whatsoever, you must provide your own and be able to administer it yourself. Medical supplies in Nepal are not reliable or guaranteed though we will have a fully stocked medical kit on the trip.
Talk to your doctor about the following vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), altitude sickness (Diamox pills), prescriptions you are currently taking.
You must hold a valid passport and visa to enter Nepal. You can obtain your visa at the airport upon your arrival in Nepal. You will need to present your passport, two passport size photos and $40.00 in USD for a 30+ day single entry visa. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the return date of your trip. Visas can also be obtained through the Royal Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country prior to departure. You should carry a photocopy of your passport, insurance information and emergency contact numbers with you at all times. You should leave a copy of this information with a friend or relative at home.
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