Hotel and Accommodation on Everest base camp trek:
We provide you 2/3 star standard hotel in Kathmandu (4 nights) and Lodge/Teahouse during the base camp trek and the rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets, A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge on lodges during the Everest base camp trek and We will accommodate group in local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required number of rooms for the group (rooms cannot be booked in advance in all places). Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary while you are on base camp trek and there is some luxury 4/5 star accommodation available in Kathmandu if you want we can book them for you for your Kathmandu stay so, do let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu
Transports used on Everest base camp trek:
We at Outfitter Nepal will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.
Electricity and battery charges on trek:
There are electricity available in some of the villages on our Everest base camp trek where you can re- charges your camera batteries and there is solar power in some villages we trek through and you can recharges your batteries in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have to pay some for recharging batteries.
Meals and drinks on Everest base camp trek:
The meals while you are on Everest Base Camp Trek are included on our package and they are taken in lodges; We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights and our will guide will choose and stop for lunch on available place every day on trek and we recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free, then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every places as well.
Luggage/Bag pack on Everest base camp trek:
Your main luggage will be carried by porters on trek and you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, and etc, during the trek, as small loads allows you for full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your hand bag; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more which is extra on our tour cost.
Guide/Porter on trek:
We provide trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and porters, A porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20 Kg (10 Kg from each trekkers) and if there are more than 10 people in the group then we will provide you additional guide for the group on Our Everest Base Camp Trek.
Group Size, guide and crew member:
We organize Everest base camp for single people to maximum 16 people at once or even if you have more than 16 people then we can split the group in to two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 10 people and 2 guide for 11-16 people and a porter for each 2 trekkers.
Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:
The Everest Base camp is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.
Personal expenses on trek:
Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as the meals are included on our Everest base camp trek cost ,so, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), and meals ( A meal cost 5-7USD in Kathmandu) for your Kathmandu stay, entrance fees ( approx: 25USD) while your tour in Kathmandu, if you do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks on trek and Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trek. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 15% of the total tour cost as tips to the staff and you can do this if you feel the services have been good.
Gears available in Kathmandu:
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money buying equipment for the Everest Base Camp Trek in your country as Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.
A typical day on trek:
Each morning on our Everest base camp trek, after packing your bags and having hot breakfast at lodge, you set off on the day’s walk/hike/trek and after walking for 3-4 hours, you will stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and usually arrives at destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days you will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free then after dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.
1. Trekking equipment
The Following information will give you some idea about that you need o bring for the trek as the back pack for the trekking in Nepal and the gear play vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipments/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:
- Four seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
- Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
- Daypack for yourself
- A down Jacket
- Shade hat
- Warm wool hat to cover your ears
- A pair light weight warm gloves.
- T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
- Light weight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
- A pair’s nylon hiking shorts quick drying one
- Two pairs lightweight long underwear.
- Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
- Four pairs of liner warm socks
- A pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
- A pair light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
- A pair sandal (Optional)
- A water bottle.
- Head/torch Light.
2. Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.
3. Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
- Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
- Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
- Pocket knife.
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Ascent Holidays Pvt Ltd