Overview

Everest Base Camp Premium Trek is one of the most sought-after trekking destinations for trekkers and adventures from around the world. It is a moderate and rewarding journey that offers breathtaking views of Mt.Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Lobuche, and Mt. Tawache. However, Premium trekking to Everest Base Camp is about more than just a journey.

Luxury trekking to Everest Base Camp is remembered for its amazing sherpa culture. Heartbreaking Lukla airport, Stunning Namche bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, and Kalapather viewpoint. Located in the northeast part of Nepal, the Everest base camp premium trek is fit for Kids, families, and senior citizens.

Everest base camp premium trekking started with a helicopter ride to Lukla from Kathmandu. The trail passes through a traditional sherpa village, a hanging bridge, the Dudh Koshi River, rhododendron forests, and a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Everest base camp via Gorak Shep.

 


Additionally, We'd like to inform you that during the peak trekking seasons, which are Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November), flights to Lukla are routed through Ramechhap Airport. Therefore, we kindly request that you prepare for an early morning drive (around 1 AM from Kathmandu) to Ramechhap on the second day of your journey.


 

What's Interesting on Everest Base Camp Premium Trek?

  • You can experience the stunning helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla with beautiful landscapes, including dense forests, alpine meadows, and snow-capped peaks.
  • You'll have the opportunity to learn about Sherpa culture and their lifestyles and visit traditional villages and monasteries.
  • During the Everest base camp premium trek, You'll stay in comfortable lodges with modern amenities like hot showers, electric blankets, Wi-fi, and comfortable beds.
  • You'll have to experience the famous Tengboche Monastery, one of the most important religious sites in the Khumbu region.
  • Reaching Everest Base Camp is a milestone achievement, and the luxury tour makes the journey more comfortable and enjoyable.

 

How Does Premium Everest Base Camp Trek Look Like?

The trip begins with a Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a short trek to Phakding from Lukla. The next day, we hike to Namche Bazar, which offers breathtaking views of Mt.Everest, Mt.Ama Damble, Mt.Thamserku, Mt. Lobuche, Mt.Cho Oye, and many others. Afterward, we adored sunrise views from Hotel Everest before passing through Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep on our way to Everest base camp. We spent enough time at Everest base camp before descending to Gorekshep, obtaining a spectacular view from a valley surrounded by splendid peaks in the Everest range and glaciers. The next day we hiked early morning to the Kalapather to watch the sunrise view of mighty Mt. Everest and other peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc.

Furthermore, the helicopter will pick you up at Kalapather, fly around the mountain, and drop you off at Kathmandu airport, where you will be transferred to your hotel. You’ll return to your home country from Kathmandu after completing your journey with a wonderful trek to the Everest base camp.

 

At Last,

The Everest Base Camp Premium Trek is a moderate-level trek that takes you through snow-capped mountains, Dudh Koshi River, lush rhododendron forests, a unique landscape, rich Sherpa cultures, a traditional Buddhist Monastery, and the fabulous Himalayan scenery of the Everest range by helicopter. This trek is usually accomplished between March-May and September - November. The forests of rhododendron blossom are an imaginative experience in the spring, i.e.March to May. Everest View Trek, Everest Panorama Trek, or Everest Short Trek are well-known alternatives for short and easy treks.

The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel (Dwarika’s Hotel) or Similar in Kathmandu. The representative will inform you shortly about the plans ahead.

  • Overnight at Hotel Hyatt Palace

On the second day, you will be headed to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan Airport for a Helicopter flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla in itself is an enriching experience, and you will be able to enjoy some beautiful views of the mountains. As you land in Lukla, you will meet our other crew members at the airport. From Lukla, we walk down the trail along with hotels and lodges to Dudhkoshi River. We cross a long suspension bridge over the river and follow a path to Phakding.

  • Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home in Phakding
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

 

We wake up early and enjoy our breakfast. Then we follow our trail that goes through an undulating path up and down via traditional villages, fields, and rhododendron forests. We gradually ascend and enter Sagarmatha National Park with magnificent views of Mt. Thamserku on sight. We pass villages like Jorsale and Monjo on the way to Namche. Namche Bazaar is an old but lively Sherpa village. It is a gateway to all the trekking routes to the Everest region. There are many vibrant shops, cyber cafes, restaurants, hotels, and lodges. Namche Bazaar never rests. It always gets a lot of visitors and is always crowded.

  • Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home in Namche
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

The narrow streets of Namche are always crowded. Do not be surprised if the yak bells and other horns wake you up. Today is a day set aside for acclimatization purposes. As we gain height, our body must adapt well to the altitude change. Therefore, we have set aside an extra day in Namche. Today, we hike up to Everest View Hotel for close-up views of the mountains in the Everest region. We can enjoy striking views of mountains from the hotel like Kwangde, Thamserku, Kangtega, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. We can visit a museum and a photo gallery on our way back to Namche from the Everest View Hotel.

  • Overnight at Yeti Mountain Home in Namche
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

As we ascend up, our trail traverses through the forests of rhododendrons with brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, and Mt. Lhotse on sight. After a while, the trail descends down to the Dudh Koshi River at Phungi Thanga. From here, the trail further ascends up through the forests of pine and rhododendron to Tengboche. Tengboche is popular for the Tengboche monastery and astonishing views of Mt. Ama Dablam along with other peaks in the region. Tengboche monastery is considered the largest monastery in the region.

  • Overnight at Hotel Rivendell in Tengboche
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

We leave Tengboche and start climbing up the trail for around six hours to Dingboche. As we ascend up, we can notice the change in vegetation. We can find ourselves moving above the tree line with pastures and meadows along the way. On the way, we can see small fields enclosed by stone walls to protect crops from cold winds. As we open up to the meadows of Dingboche, we will find ourselves in a spectacular location with wonderful views of Lhotse and Nuptse Ridge on sight. If the weather is favorable, one can relish the amazing views of the sunset over the Ama Dalam Himal in the Everest region.

  • Overnight at Dingboche Resort in Dingboche
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

We spend another day in Dingboche. This day in Dingboche is a part of acclimatization. As we have already gained enough height, acclimatization is a necessity. Therefore, we enjoy our day in Dingboche today. After breakfast in the guesthouse, we hike up to Nagerjun for close-up views of mountains in the Everest region. We will be blessed with amazing views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dalam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and many more. After enjoying the spectacles of the mountains from Nagerjun, we walk back to the guesthouse in Dingboche.

  • Overnight at Dingboche Resort in Dingboche.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Leaving Dingboche, the trail climbs up a ridge with some magnificent views of Taboche Peak and Cholatse. Further, the trail continues through yak pastures until we cross a wooden bridge over a stream to Duglha. From Duglha, we ascend up for an hour along a steep route above the moraine of Khumbu glacier. From here, we ascend up the valley to Lobuche enjoying the views of Khumbutse, Pumori, and Lingtren. Mt. Everest becomes invisible as it is hidden behind the towering peaks of Lhotse and Nuptse.

  • Overnight at Oxygen Altitude Home in Lobuche
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Today is one of the most rewarding days of our journey. Our week-long hard work is going to pay off as we will be stepping into the Everest Base Camp – the dream of every single travel lover. From Lobuche, we follow a rocky path to the last village of the trail – Gorekshep. From Gorekshep, we continue towards the world’s highest base camp i.e. Everest Base Camp, through the Khumbu glacier. It is considered as one of the most dangerous sections of the Everest Base Camp Trek. As we reach the base camp, we will be showered with some mesmerizing views of glaciers, lakes, caves, and icefalls. Though the views of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse are quite clear, Mt. Everest hides back behind the shades of Lhotse and Nuptse. After spending some time in base camp, we return back to Gorekshep via the same route.

  • Overnight at Everest Inn in Gorekshep
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

 

Today, we woke up a little early to catch the sunrise views from Kalapatthar. We hike up for around two to three hours from Gorekshep to Kalapatthar.  As we ascend up, we get the first glimpse of the mighty Mt. Everest along with the other peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Changtse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. The golden rays of sunrise glittering over the snow-clad mountains in the region look amazing. After having this amazing view from Kalapatthar, a helicopter will pick us up and take us back to Kathmandu.

  • Overnight at Hotel Hyatt Palace
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport.

  • Breakfast included

Cost Includes

Flight/Transportation

  • International/ Domestic Airport picks up/ drop facility by Tourist Car.
  • Heli Ride from Kathmandu-Lukla, and a Helicopter ride from Kalapather to Kathmandu.

 

Accommodations 

  • 2-night accommodation with breakfast at a 5-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 3-night luxury accommodation in Yeti Mountain Home.
  • The best available Standard accommodation in Tengboche and Dingboche with an Attached Bathroom, Hot Shower, and Electric Blanket.

 

Meals

  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking days.
  • Breakfast at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

 

All Necessary Permit

  • Trekkers Information Management Permit (TIMS)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fees.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhumu Municipality Entrance Permit.

 

Trekking Staff (Guides & Porters)

  • Highly Qualified, English-speaking, knowledgeable trekking Guides with their salary, accommodation, food, and airfare.
  • 1 helpful porter for 2 trekkers to carry your trekking equipment and personal stuff with their salary, accommodation, and food.

 

Essential Equipment

  • World Alpine Treks'  Duffel bag, trekking Map, Company T-shirt, and Sleeping Bag( You must return the Sleeping Bag after completing the Trip).
  • World Alpine Treks First Aid Kit.
  • Oximeter to measure Oxygen and pulse Levels during the trekking days.

 

Complimentary

  • Seasonal available fresh Fruit during trekking days.
  • Farewell dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant with a Cultural Performance.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fee - You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50  for 30 days, USD 125 for 90 days visas. You need 2 passport-size photos.
  • Travel insurance to cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses.
  • Hot showers during the trek except for Namche and Lukla.
  • Extra night hotel Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure.
  • Personal refreshment expenses - soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, cigarettes, chocolates, etc.
  • Utility expenses like telephone, electricity for charging, internet (WI-FI), laundry services, etc.
  • Tips for support crew members of your trekking team.

Useful Info

Upon Arrival 

Our trek package encompasses complimentary airport transfers as part of our commitment to delivering a wonderful trekking experience. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by one of our dedicated representatives, who will hold a World Alpine Treks signboard with your name to ensure prompt identification and a warm welcome. Our representative will then escort you to your hotel accommodations in a private, well-appointed vehicle ensuring a comfortable and seamless transition from the airport to your hotel. 

 

Once at the hotel, our team will provide a brief overview of your itinerary while the hotel staff handles your check-in process efficiently. This will allow you to familiarize yourself with the upcoming journey while the hotel formalities are taken care of seamlessly. Following this, you will have the opportunity to relax and acclimate to your new surroundings, ensuring you are well-rested and prepared for the adventure ahead.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa 

Obtaining a tourist visa for Nepal is pretty easy. All foreigners, except Indian nationals, will need a visa to enter Nepal, however, you cannot take a visa on arrival if your country is not listed among those that require a visa before arrival.

 

There are several ways to get a tourist visa. One, you can apply for a tourist visa from the Nepalese embassy or consulate office in your home country or you can apply for an On-Arrival Visa by filling up an online application form. To access the details, please click HERE. 

 

Requirements for Visa 

  • A valid Passport with a validity of at least six months before arrival in Nepal.
  • A filled-out visa application form.
  • Entry Visa Fee - USD 30 for 15 Days, USD  50 for 30 Days, and USD 125 for 90 Days.

 

Visa Extension

  • 3 USD per Day (minimum 15 days)
  • 5 USD per day as a late fine in the case of a delay
  • Additional 25 USD for a Multiple re-entry facility

 

Lukla Flight Information

The flights to Lukla take off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport as well as from Ramechhap’s Manthali Airport. However, during peak trekking seasons which are from March, April, May, September, October, and November, flights to Lukla only take place from Ramechhap airport.

 

The decision was taken to cater to the traffic congestion at Kathmandu’s airport and to lessen the delays and risk of flight cancellation. The flight duration from Kathmandu to Lukla is about 30 minutes, but from Ramechhap Airport, it is about 10 minutes. Furthermore, the weather in the Himalayas is erratic and can shift rapidly. Thus, flying from Ramechhap to Lukla is more favorable hence flights were rerouted to Ramechhap’s Manthali airport.

 

Our team at World Alpine Treks will secure the earliest flights possible for our clients to ensure a seamless journey.

 

Reaching Ramechhap

Due to flight diversion, an additional destination has been included in the itinerary for travelers heading to Everest. Now, it has become a standard practice to travel to Ramechhap to catch the flights to Lukla.

 

To get to Ramechhap, we will start early, waking up at around 1 AM on the second day. A private vehicle will be ready to take you to Manthali Airport, located 83 Km east of Kathmandu. The journey to the airport typically takes about 4 hours from Kathmandu.

 

The airport is located in a scenic location by the bank of the Tamakoshi River, offering travelers a glimpse of the unique geography of Nepal.

  

Acclimatization Days

Also known as a rest day, acclimatization day is an important part of an itinerary where you are scheduled to take a break while hiking in the high-altitude areas. It is a part of an itinerary because it is essential to allow trekkers to adapt to the reduced oxygen levels at higher elevations.

 

When trekking in high-altitude areas we should be cautious of how our body is accommodating to changing surroundings. Our body should physiologically adapt to function effectively in low-oxygen environments, thereby reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses such as acute mountain sickness (AMS), High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), and High-Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE).

 

During a trek like Everest Base Camp, there are two separate days allotted for acclimatization. One in Namche and one in Dingboche. Both places were carefully chosen as rest spots because these places are at perfect altitudes to acclimatize.

 

On the acclimatization day, trekkers particularly do not have to engage in any activities. However, we would rather suggest staying active than staying idle. For instance, while trekking EBC, on the acclimatization day in Namche, one could go for short hikes to Syangboche airport, and Everest View Hotel or stroll around the market, exploring cafes and shops. Similarly, while in Dingboche, one could opt for a short hike to Chukkung Ri or Nagarjun Hill, to have picturesque scenes of the Himalayas.

 

Overall, the whole point of acclimatization is to allow the body to adjust to the altitude. It is crucial to not hasten the journey in the rush of finishing the journey quickly. Proper acclimatization is necessary to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses and to enhance the trekking experience.

 

Meals

Nutritious meals are important for high-altitude treks. Hence, we ensure that healthy meals are provided throughout the journey. Similarly, we request travelers to inform us of their dietary restrictions while making confirmation of the trek. Given that the Everest Base Camp Premium Trek involves high-altitude areas demanding consideration of energy, we prioritize providing ample nutritious foods in the trekking region. However, we would like to inform you that food choices may be limited at higher elevations. 

Hence, our 11-day Everest Base Camp Premium Trek package includes 10 Breakfasts, 09 Lunches, and 09 Dinners with seasonal fruits. Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu are not included in the trek package. And trekkers will have to take care of any extra expenses they make on the trek. 

For breakfast, you can find boiled eggs, cereal, oats, bread, jam, and butter, along with traditional breakfast which includes vegetable soups with rotis. 

 

As per meals, we recommend trying traditional dishes like Dal, Bhat, vegetable curry, and local pickles. They are rich in carbohydrates and thus will offer sufficient energy for the walk. For health reasons, we would discourage having non-veg meals as they are difficult to digest in higher elevations. Along with traditional dishes, one can also find pasta, noodles, porridge, omelets, and more Western cuisines. 

And as for dinner, similar choices as lunch are available at the teahouse.

 

Electricity 

Electricity is available on the Everest trails of Nepal. However, it is important to keep in mind that the availability of electricity is limited but enough to serve all. Electricity in the Himalayan trails is produced through hydropower projects and solar panels. In places where hydropower electricity is not available, which often is the higher altitude areas near 4000 meters above sea level, electricity is accessed through solar panels.

 

In lower trekking altitudes, electricity is freely available. However, in higher altitudes, one would have to pay some amount to get their electronic gadgets charged. Usually, charging costs would come to around Nepalese rupees 200-500 depending upon the altitude. Nevertheless, it is highly suggested to finalize the price before using the service and if possible, it would be even better to bring your power bank.

 

Also, the most common type of electric socket and plug is the Type C and Type D socket. These operate on a standard voltage of 230 volts with a frequency of 50 Hz. Moreover, it is highly advised to carry universal travel adapters for Type C plugs to ensure compatibility with electrical outlets.

 

Phone, Internet 

Wi-Fi and Internet are available on the trekking trails of Everest base camp. May not be available throughout the trail, yet service will be available for a good amount of the journey. There are various ways one could access the internet on the trail. You can buy local SIM cards or connect to the Wi-Fi available at the teahouse.

 

For anyone considering staying online consistently during the journey, buying a local SIM card would be the most convenient option available. You can purchase NTC (Namaste) or Ncell SIM cards upon your arrival at the airport or a shop near your hotel. They are easily available to purchase. While buying the SIM card, you may purchase any of the internet plans that suit you the most. Normally, it would cost you no more than 1000-2000 Nepalese rupees. Buying a SIM card is pretty reliable as it would allow you to be online or call anyone as you wish.

 

Besides these two options, you have one more option to stay connected while doing any treks in the Everest region. You can find Everest Link, which is a telecommunications company based in Nepal that provides internet and Wi-Fi services. They have a network of Wi-Fi hotspots and internet access points in various locations along the trekking routes. There are different plans available for buyers to purchase, and it would cost around 2000-3000 Nepalese rupees.

 

And lastly, it is important to note that internet or Wi-Fi connection quality may not meet the standards of the urban areas.

 

Attached Bathroom & Hot Shower

Bathrooms and toilets along trekking routes of Everest base camp differ as per the trekking trail and it very much depends upon the teahouses you stay as well. Some premium teahouses in lower elevations such as Lukla, Phakding, and Namchhe Bazaar offer rooms with attached bathrooms and hot water running.

 

However, most teahouses are standard and offer basic amenities like rooms, food, bathrooms, electricity, and showers. They offer shared bathrooms with squat-type toilets. In some teahouses, you can find Western types of toilets as well. They may not seem luxurious but are convenient for trekkers on the trail.

 

Hot showers may not be readily accessible in every teahouse, but in instances where they are unavailable, one can request one for an extra fee. Typically, this service costs between 300 to 500 Nepalese rupees, varying based on the altitude. 

 

Best Trekking Season 

Everest Base Camp  Premium Trek is one of the most loved trekking trails in Nepal. Many have the trail on their bucket list so most do not want to mess up their experience by traveling at the wrong time. So, for anyone, hoping to visit Everest Base Camp, here’s a glimpse of what every season looks like on the trail:

 

Autumn (September-November)

One of the best times to do Everest Base Camp is from September to November during the Autumn season. During this day, the skies are clear, the weather is stable, and the temperature is moderate. As it is post-monsoon season, trails are pretty much dry and visibility during this time is excellent.

According to temperature data, during this time of the year, the maximum temperature typically ranges from 7 to 17 °C during the day, while the minimum temperature drops to about 2 °C or below at night.

While clear skies and excellent visibility for mountain views, stable weather conditions, moderate temperatures ideal for trekking, and vibrant autumn foliage are a few of the advantages of trekking in this season, there are some cons as well.

One of the disadvantages of trekking EBC during the autumn season is the high number of trekkers on the trail. This will result in crowded trails and of course teahouses and lodges.

 

Winter Season (December – February)

Winter is another beautiful time to explore Everest but this beautiful season brings its challenges. It is the coldest time of the year so expect to see thick snow levels and icy trails. Besides the challenges of extreme cold, the season offers some of the greatest vistas of the Himalayas. Visibility is excellent at this time of the year and crowd-free trials.

The maximum temperature around this time of the year ranges around 4 °C during the day, while the minimum temperature can drop to -20 °C. Hence, you must be well-equipped with proper clothing and gear.

It is the least popular time for trekking Everest Base Camp so anyone who prefers solitude would be able to enjoy the solitude of the mountains. Also, you get a new look at the mountains other than their rocky self. Stunning mountain vistas are a bonus of trekking at the Everest Base Camp during winter months.

With pros, there are some cons, one should not ignore. It gets extremely cold at this time of the year. So besides cold, the limited availability of teahouses and lodges in higher elevations is another disadvantage of trekking in this season. Also, the trails get snowed, making trekkers' journeys challenging.

 

Spring Season (March-May)

Spring (March, April, and May) is another ideal time for Everest Base Camp trekking beside the Autumn season. During this time, trails get vibrant with blooming rhododendrons, and stunning mountain backdrops. As it is post-winter season, the weather starts to warm up hence offering perfect weather temperatures for trekking.

According to temperature data, during this time of the year, the maximum temperature typically ranges from 10-15 °C during the day, while the minimum temperature drops to about 0 to -5°C at night.

The weather at this time of the year is mild. It is neither too cold nor too hot. Along with favorable weather conditions, the blooms of rhododendrons are another specialty of this season. Similarly, clear skies offer breathtaking vistas and there are fewer crowds compared to autumn.

However, there is a possibility of rain showers, especially in the lower elevations. Also, as the weather gets warmer, snow starts melting which makes paths slippery. Hence carefulness is required.

 

Summer/Monsoon Season (June-August)

Summer coincides with the monsoon season. It is the wettest and hottest time of the year, but a beautiful time to observe nature’s abundance. Hills gleam with flowers and lush greenery.

As per temperature, during this time of the year, the maximum temperature at Everest region would be 10 -15 °C during the day, and the minimum temperature would be 5 °C at night. 

During this time of the year, there is high precipitation thus cloudy skies may sour the experience. Nevertheless, the view when the clouds clear is one of the most spectacular. Besides that, flourishing vegetation and crownless trails are some of the perks of trekking at this time of the year.

Muddy trails, rain, mist, and flight cancellations are some of the cons of traveling around monsoon season. Hence, it is highly suggested to travel with a flexible schedule if you would like to trek EBC during this time.

 

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is a type of mountain sickness that can occur when hiking at a higher elevation. It is caused when our body is unable to acclimatize to the lower oxygen levels and atmospheric pressure at high altitude areas. There are 3 different types of altitude sickness categorized based on their levels of sickness.

 

1. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

It is one of the mild forms of altitude sickness. If treated immediately trekkers can complete the trek without any delay. However, if ignored, it can result in something more serious.

Common symptoms of AMS include tiredness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, and headaches. These symptoms can be treated with medication. However, one should not just ignore these symptoms.

 

2. High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)

It is another type of mountain sickness but a more serious one. In this type, fluid is collected in the lungs and it can be very dangerous. It is one of the main causes of death as well.

The symptoms of HAPE are similar to AMS so one can ignore the seriousness and may think medication can solve the issue. However, the situation can quickly escalate to seriousness as symptoms change to shortness of breath, dry coughs, severe headache, confusion state, and loss of coordination.

During such conditions, seeking immediate medical attention is required. Delay in medical attention can lead to life-threatening events so it is very important to be mindful of a patient's condition.

Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition so one should not be entirely scared about it. However, it is quite important to not exhaust our bodies while hiking at high elevations.

 

3. High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

HACE is another serious version of altitude sickness. In this type, fluid is collected in the brain and thus is life-threatening. This happens when our body is unable to adapt to low oxygen levels at higher elevations.

Symptoms of HACE include severe headache which won’t be treated with medication, confusion, irritability, hallucinations, loss of balance and coordination, and blurred vision along with symptoms of AMS but a bit more severe.

Just like HAPE, immediate medical attention is needed. Alongside, descending the patient to a lower altitude is also equally important.

 

Preventive of Altitude sickness

Following are the ways to prevent altitude sickness while hiking the high-altitude trekking areas of Nepal.

  • Do not miss the acclimatization days 
  • Do not rush the journey
  • Constantly Hydrate yourself
  • Say no to smoking, and drinking while hiking
  • Take medications
  • Drink plenty of garlic soup 

 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is highly recommended for trekking in Everest base camp. It is one of the most important travel documents every traveler must have. While it may not be a mandatory travel document to enter Nepal, it is still essential to purchase insurance if you are considering trekking at higher altitudes. Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is in remote areas and is in high elevations. Hence, it involves health risks such as altitude sickness, and injuries which can be financially stressful. Additionally, travel plans can be disrupted due to various reasons such as flight cancellations or personal emergencies. Therefore, to cover such events, travel insurance can come in handy.

 

Nevertheless, it is very important to keep in mind that you purchase a nice insurance plan. The Premium Everest Base Camp Trek ranges over 5000 meters in elevation. Hence, you must make sure, their insurance covers an altitude of 6000 meters, has emergency medical treatment, and evacuation by helicopter. These are essential provisions to have in your travel insurance while Everest Base Camp Premium Trekking.

 

Currency Exchange

It is highly suggested to exchange your currency for Nepalese currency while trekking to the Everest base camp. In Kathmandu, you can shop using a credit/debit card or even with dollars but it is not the same case everywhere else.

 

The local currency of Nepal is Nepalese Rupees (NPR or Rs): US $1 = NPR 132, Euro 1 = NPR 142, Canadian Dollar 1 = NPR 97, Australian Dollar 1 = NPR 88, and so on,

 

Trekking trails in Everest region only accept Nepalese currency so before you embark on the trek, do not forget to exchange your currencies. Besides, bring enough cash that will last you till the duration of your journey. ATM or card services are rarely available on the trail. 

 

Required Permit

Permits are essential if you wish to trek Everest base camp. The necessary permits are the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu municipality permit. Usually, these permits are prepared by trekking agencies travelers are traveling with so trekkers may not worry about how to access it.

 

Nevertheless, one can access the Sagarmatha National Park permit from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or the entry checkpoint in Monjo along the trekking route. The permit fee is payable in Nepalese Rupees (NPR) and is subject to change. Currently, the permit fee is USD 30 (3000 Nepalese rupees).

 

Khumbu Rural Municipality Enter Permit can also be gained from the Nepal Board Office in Kathmandu. The permit fee for foreign travelers is USD 20 (NRP 2000).

 

Trekking permits are essential and to travel without them will result in monetary fines for the travelers. These permit fees go into the maintenance of the trails and the authority makes proper use of it as well.

 

Typical Trekking Day

A typical day while Everest Base Camp Premium Trek follows a well-established routine. Generally, the day begins around 6 in the morning, with trekkers waking up and freshening up before enjoying a hearty breakfast. 

 

After breakfast, we begin the trek and walk for about 3-4 hours with breaks in between to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings. Around noon, you will stop at a teahouse along the trail for lunch, where you can choose from a variety of options. Teahouses are accommodating to dietary restrictions and will often prepare meals according to trekkers' preferences. 

 

Following lunch, the journey continues, with breaks in between as needed, until the destination for the day is reached in the late afternoon. Upon arrival, you will settle into your accommodations at the teahouse and enjoy a hearty dinner. While this routine provides a general overview of a typical trekking day, it's important to note that each day may bring new experiences and variations. Some days may require waking up earlier than usual for new experiences or to reach a specific destination. Thus, expect unique experiences every day you are walking the Himalayan trail.

 

WAT Team

Our team of experienced and skilled guides and porters will assist you all through your journey. Our guides hold government licensing for mountain trekking, hence are trained and government-authorized. Proficient in intensive wilderness first aid, responsible tourism, effective communication, and professionalism, they are dedicated to ensuring a seamless journey. Beyond their commitment to smooth operations, they are enthusiastic advocates for Himalayan landscapes, investing deliberate efforts to promote their beauty. Recognizing their dedication, we ensure fair compensation and comprehensive care for our team members, considering them integral to our operations and deeply valuing their hard work.  

 

We also prioritize the safety of our team members, providing them with the necessary gear and training to ensure their safety. We also strive to provide a safe and secure working environment, with zero tolerance for any form of harassment or discrimination.

 

Departure after trekking

To make your journey smooth, our team will arrange a drop-off service when it’s time to depart. It is part of our complimentary airport transfers included in our trek package. One of our representatives will meet you at your hotel approximately three hours before your scheduled flight time. They will accompany you to the airport, ensuring a hassle-free transition, and bid you a safe journey back home.

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Nacho G, USA

Unforgettable Experience of Everest Base Camp

The best Everest trekking guide! Deepak is genuinely exceptional. From the moment we embarked on our journey, his expertise, and passion for the mountains were evident. His extensive knowledge of the Everest region, coupled with his impeccable communication skills, made our trek an unforgettable experience. Deepak's patience and understanding were remarkable, as he catered to each group member's needs and pace, ensuring that everyone felt comfortable and safe throughout the entire trek. Not only did he provide valuable insights into the local culture and surroundings, but his infectious smile and positive energy lifted our spirits even during challenging moments.

If you're planning an Everest base camp trek, I can't emphasize enough how invaluable Deepak's guidance and companionship are. He goes above and beyond to ensure an incredible adventure, and I wholeheartedly recommend him as the ultimate Everest trekking guide.


 

Price: US $6500 US $4900 Per Person
Min Person Amount
1 - 1 pax US $6500
2 - 3 pax US $4900
4 - 5 pax US $4800
6 - 7 pax US $4700
8 - 9 pax US $4600
10 - 11 pax US $4500
12 - 14 pax US $4300
15 + US $4100
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Duration 11 Days
Best Season Feb - May & Sept - Dec
Grade Moderate
Max Elevation5545m/18132ft
Group Size 1 - 16

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