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Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, also known as the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, is a trek that provides more comfort and amenities than the traditional base camp trek. This trek offers trekkers the opportunity to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Everest region while also receiving luxurious accommodations and services.

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is an unforgettable trekking adventure that combines the thrill of reaching one of the world's highest points with the comfort of luxurious accommodations. This one-of-a-kind trek offers trekkers the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas while relaxing in well-equipped lodges. Imagine waking up to breathtaking mountain views, hiking through picturesque landscapes, and spending the evenings in cozy lodges with modern amenities. This trek provides the ideal balance of adventure and comfort, ensuring a memorable experience for those looking for the ultimate Everest Base Camp adventure without foregoing luxury. Trekking through the Khumbu region allows participants to experience both local hospitality and the magnificence of the world's tallest mountains, making for an unrivaled and unforgettable journey.

The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek takes travelers on an extraordinary journey through Nepal's heart, immersing them in the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpa ethnic group, who call this region home. This trek provides an unparalleled opportunity to witness the grandeur of the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), as well as the breathtaking Khumbu glacier, the world's longest glacier. It is renowned as one of the world's most magnificent treks, offering captivating UNESCO cultural sightseeing in the scenic Khumbu Valley, the Sherpa homeland.

Everest Luxury Trek is unique in that it provides an exceptional experience through its top-tier local luxury lodges, giving visitors a glimpse into the typical Himalayan lifestyle. Trekkers can take in the breathtaking scenery of four of the world's highest peaks: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho-Oyu. Furthermore, the trek to Everest Base Camp provides an opportunity to explore Sagarmatha National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage site features diverse Himalayan flora and fauna. As trekkers travel through this pristine wilderness, they will see some of the world's highest Buddhist monasteries, steeped in spirituality and history.

The highlands of this trek provide some of the best high-altitude trekking in Nepal, with turbulent rivers and terraced farmlands that crisscross the landscape. Along the way, trekkers will pass through picturesque Sherpa settlements such as Namche Bazaar, Thame, and Khumjung, where they can interact with the friendly Sherpa people. The adventure becomes even more appealing as you explore old Buddhist temples and admire the vibrant rhododendron woods that bloom in the spring. The Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is an excellent combination of adventure, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery, making it a truly unforgettable experience for those who embark on this incredible journey.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek
Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek Highlights and Attractions
Region

Everest

Duration

14 Days

Starting Price

USD 3,975.00

Group Size

4 Plus

Activities

Trekking

Transportation

Flight

Accommodation

5* Hotel, Luxury Lodge

Meal Plan

AP

Trip Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

5,545m

Best Season

Feb-Jun, Sep-Dec

Trip Hours/Day

5 Hours


Trip Itinerary

  • 01 Arrive in Kathmandu

    Upon arriving in Kathmandu, a warm welcome awaits you, as our representative from Ethic Himalaya will be there to receive you and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. To begin your journey on a delightful note, we have arranged a special welcome dinner in the evening. To embrace the local culture, this memorable dinner will feature a variety of authentic Nepalese dishes and a comforting welcome drink.

    Transfer: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Welcome Dinner
  • 02 Full day City Tour in Kathmandu Valley

    Today, you will have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu with our experienced city tour guide. Our itinerary includes several remarkable sites:

    • SWOYAMBHUNATH, also known as the Monkey Temple, is perched atop a hill and can be reached by climbing a long set of steps. From there, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu.
    • BOUDHANATH STUPA is adorned with traditional Gompas adorned with vibrant prayer flags. It serves as a focal point for Sherpas and Tibetans who partake in the spiritual practice of circumambulating the stupa (koras).
    • PASHUPATINATH, a sacred Hindu temple, is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and features Ghats where cremation ceremonies take place, offering a unique glimpse into Hindu rituals.
    • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, one of the ancient capitals of the Kathmandu Valley, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vibrant square showcases a harmonious fusion of Hindu and Buddhist temples, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

    With our knowledgeable guide, you will gain insights into the historical, religious, and architectural significance of these iconic landmarks. Prepare to be captivated by the unique charm and spiritual ambiance of Kathmandu.

    Sightseeing: 7-8 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast
  • 03 By a Private Helicopter: KATHMANDU - LUKLA (2850m). Trek to PHAKDING (2650m)

    Your day will begin early as you head to Kathmandu airport to catch a flight to Lukla. Assuming the flight departs on time, you will be treated to fine weather and stunning views of the Himalayan peaks during the flight. Once you land in Lukla, the trail starts at a Kani or gateway. As you set off, you'll begin walking down gently descending trails and pass by rolling farmlands that extend over a wide promontory with views overlooking the Dudh Koshi River canyon. The snow-capped peak at the head of the valley is Kumbila (5,716m), a mountain considered sacred to the Sherpa community. On the way to Phakding, you'll come across a huge boulder inscribed with Tibetan religious mantras, predominantly "Om Mani Padme Hum". After around 3 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Phakding.

    Transfer: 30 min to Lukla Walking duration: 3-4 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +100 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -380 meters l Accommodation: Luxury Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 04 PHAKDING - NAMCHE BAZAAR (3450m)

    We will continue our trek northward, following the Dudh Koshi River until we reach Jorsale, where we will enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From Jorsale, it's only a short walk to the confluence of two rivers, the Imja Drangpa (Imja Khola) and the Nangpo Tsangpo (Bhote Koshi). After that, we will begin a steep ascent that will take approximately 2 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, the main town in the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is a prosperous Sherpa town and an important trading center that hosts a weekly Saturday market. This leg of the journey will cover a distance of about 10.5 km (6.5 miles) and take around 5 hours to complete on foot.

    Walking duration: 5-6 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +820 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -40 meters | Accommodation: Luxury Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 05 Acclimatization day in NAMCHE.

    Today is a rest and acclimatization day, and it is particularly important as we will be gaining altitude quickly in the coming days. We will take this opportunity to allow our bodies to adjust to the high altitude and prevent altitude sickness. To aid the acclimatization process, we will embark on a 3-hour hike to Syangboche (3,760m), which offers a stunning panoramic view of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. This hike will also provide us with an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the local culture and customs.

    Walking duration: 4-5 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +560 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -560 meters | Accommodation: Luxury Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 06 NAMCHE BAZAAR – TENGBOCHE (3865m)

    The well-maintained trail is smooth and effortless, offering a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest before descending into the Dudh Koshi Valley at Pungki Thanka. From this point, the trail gradually ascends the right flank of the valley, leading to the revered Tengboche Monastery (3,865m). As the spiritual center of the Khumbu region, Tengboche holds immense significance for trekkers and locals alike. Despite the long ascent, the panoramic views of Mt. Amadablam and, on clear days, Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks more than compensate for the effort.

    Walking duration: 5-6 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +730 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -160 meters | Accommodation: Luxury Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 07 TENGBOCHE – DINGBOCHE (4,358m)

    We will start our trek by descending for approximately thirty minutes through a verdant forest to reach the riverside. After crossing the river, we will embark on a gradual ascent to Pangboche, which is the highest year-round settlement in the valley, situated at an altitude of 3,985m/13,074ft. Along the way, we will be treated to stunning views of the alpine scenery and pass by grazing yak herds. In the afternoon, we will continue our ascent through picturesque alpine meadows until we reach Dingboche, our destination for the day.

    Walking duration: 4-5 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +660 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -110 meters | Accommodation: Luxury Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 08 DINGBOCHE – LOBUCHE (4,934m)

    Following breakfast at the lodge, we will begin our trek by making our way through the valley until we reach the bottom of the hill. From there, the trail will ascend steeply as we make our way toward Dugla. We will continue climbing up to the ridge after Dugla, where there are some memorials honoring the Sherpas who perished on Mount Everest's glacier. From the ridge, the trail will gradually climb up to Lobuche, where we will spend the night.

    Walking duration: 5-6 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +530 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -0 meters | Accommodation: Luxury Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 09 Hike to KALAPATHAR (5,545m). Overnight at GORAKSHEP (5,160m)

    Today is a challenging but undoubtedly rewarding day and the highlight of the trek. We will begin early in the morning to catch the breathtaking views from Kalapathar as we witness the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. However, we must prepare for an early departure as it will be dark and extremely cold (-10 to -14 C) outside. Along the ascent, we will encounter some of the most famous peaks in the region, including Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, and, of course, Mt. Everest, between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the climb up to Kalapathar, we will pause at several viewpoints to catch our breath and snap some pictures. After two hours of ascent, we will finally reach Kalapathar. From this point, we will climb the rocky outcrop with prayer flags and cairns close to the summit. As we reach the top, we will sit and take in the unbelievable Himalayan panorama that stretches from one mighty massif to another, leaving us in awe of the grandeur of nature.

    Walking duration: 5-6 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +750 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -750 meters | Accommodation: Luxury Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 10 Hike to EVEREST BASE CAMP (5,364m). Trek to LOBUCHE (4940m)

    After enjoying a light lunch, we will set off on foot to reach the much-awaited Everest Base Camp. The trek to the base camp will take approximately 4 to 5 hours, including the return journey back to Gorakshep. Upon leaving Gorakshep, we will cross the sandy flat and begin our ascent onto the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. The trail will gradually ascend the side of the glacier for two hours before finally descending onto the rocky glacial moraine. From there, the trail will wind up and down through fascinating ice seracs until we finally reach Everest Base Camp, where we will be treated to fantastic, up-close views of the Khumbu ice fall. After a short break to take in the stunning scenery, we will retrace our steps back to Gorakshep before continuing our descent to Lobuche.

    Walking duration: 6-7 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +200 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -750 meters | Accommodation: Luxury Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 11 LOBUCHE – TENGBOCHE (3865m)

    Starting from Lobuche, the trail goes down to the Khumbu Glacier and then up to Dzongla, offering panoramic views of Ama Dablam. Descending to the charming Dingboche, surrounded by stone walls, the trek proceeds to Pangboche, where the historic Pangboche Monastery is a notable stop. Passing through rhododendron forests leads to Tengboche, which hosts the significant Tengboche Monastery with stunning Everest views. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and respecting local customs are crucial for this culturally rich and spiritually rewarding trek.

    Walking duration: 4-5 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +0 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -1075 meters | Accommodation: Luxury Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 12 TENGBOCHE - MONJO (2,835m)

    Starting from Tengboche, our trek takes us to the charming village of Khumjung. Along the way, we enjoy the scenic trails amidst the majestic Himalayas. Khumjung greets us with its Sherpa culture and beautiful mountain views. We then descend to Syangboche, where we're treated to panoramic views of Everest and Ama Dablam. The path gently guides us to Namche Bazaar, a lively Sherpa hub in the heart of Khumbu. Here, we can explore local markets, connect with other trekkers, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Our journey ends with a descent to Monjo, passing through lush forests and crossing the Dudh Koshi River. This trek from Tengboche to Khumjung to Syangboche to Namche and Monjo provides a captivating mix of cultural experiences, stunning landscapes, and the rhythmic life of the Himalayas.

    Walking duration: 6-7 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +90 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -980 meters | Accommodation: Luxury Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 13 MONJO - LUKLA

    Starting in Monjo, we follow beautiful trails through charming villages and lush landscapes. Descending, we reach the peaceful settlement of Phakding along the Dudh Koshi River. The trail offers glimpses of the mountains, providing a serene trekking experience. We eventually reach Lukla, a lively town and a gateway to the Everest region. Known for its vibrant atmosphere, Lukla is the starting point for many treks, including the famous Everest Base Camp trek. This trek from Monjo to Phakding and Lukla combines natural beauty with cultural experiences, offering a delightful journey in the heart of the Himalayas.

    Walking duration: 5-6 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +350 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -350 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 14 By a Private Helicopter: LUKLA – KATHMANDU and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu.

    After breakfast, we'll take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. To avoid any potential weather-related delays, we'll be traveling via private helicopter, which will offer a scenic flight of approximately 35 minutes. This will give you one last opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains you've recently visited. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we'll transfer you to your hotel, and you'll have the rest of the afternoon to spend as you wish.

    Flight Duration: 30 min    |    Transfer: 30-45 min to Hotel    |    Accommodation: Hotel l Meal: Breakfast
  • 15 Free day in Kathmandu for self-visit and shopping

    Today, we have a free day to explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu on our own. You may want to spend the day indulging in some souvenir shopping, wandering around the colorful streets and bazaars, or enjoying the local cuisine. You could also visit some of the popular tourist attractions in the city, such as Bhaktapur or Patan, which showcase Nepal's rich cultural and historical heritage. Alternatively, you could engage in other activities like hiking, biking, or adventure sports, or simply relax and rejuvenate in one of the city's many spas and wellness centers. Whatever you choose to do, make sure to soak up the unique sights, sounds, and flavors of this wonderful city.

    Accommodation: Hotel l Meal: Breakfast
  • 15 Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

    Today, we will transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for our departure. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will gather our belongings and make our way to the airport. We will ensure that we reach the airport well in time to complete all the necessary formalities and board our flight. Before we bid adieu to this enchanting country, take one last look at the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and take a moment to appreciate the warm hospitality and kindness of the Nepalese people. This marks the end of our tour, and we hope you had a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal.

    Meal: Breakfast
Included in package cost
  • Airport pick up and drop off on a private vehicle.
  • A warm welcome dinner at a typical and authentic Nepalese kitchen with a cultural dance.
  • Full-day sightseeing in Kathmandu with English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Hotel: 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at twin sharing a room on BB plan.
  • Completely lodges trekking which includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and room during the whole trekking periods (Yeti Mountain Home and Best available guesthouses with attached bathrooms)
  • Trekking Permit: Sagarmatha National Park and TIMS Card entrance fees.
  • All the monuments and entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Private Helicopter: Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Trekking Staffs: English Speaking Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide, and Porter (2:1 Porter)
  • First aid and medical kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staff.
Not included in package
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International air ticket.
  • Nepal visa fees.
  • Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost.
  • Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipment and personal expenses.
  • In case of natural calamities, i.e. political unrest, flight cancellation due to weather, landslides, etc., the extra charge should be borne by itself.

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Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is a premium trekking experience that combines the adventure of trekking to the base camp of the world's highest mountain with the comfort and luxury of high-end accommodations and amenities.

The duration of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek typically ranges from 12 to 16 days, depending on the specific itinerary and the pace of the trek. This duration includes both the trekking days and the necessary rest and acclimatization days. The trekking distance covers approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) round trip from Lukla to Everest Base Camp and back. The actual number of trekking days can vary, but it usually takes around 8 to 10 days to reach Everest Base Camp and return to Lukla. Additionally, the itinerary may include a few extra days for acclimatization, exploring the surrounding areas, and enjoying the luxury amenities offered along the route.

The difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek can be considered moderate to challenging. While the luxury aspect of the trek provides certain comforts and amenities, the physical demands of the trek itself remain unchanged. The trek involves navigating through rugged terrain, steep ascents and descents, high altitudes, and long hours of walking each day. Altitude sickness can also be a concern as you ascend to higher altitudes. Proper acclimatization, physical fitness, and mental preparedness are essential for successfully completing the trek. It is recommended that participants have prior trekking experience and engage in regular physical training before attempting the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek package typically offers upscale accommodation in luxury lodges and resorts, all-inclusive meals, domestic flights, permits, experienced guides, and porters. Additionally, trekkers can enjoy amenities like hot showers and Wi-Fi for added comfort and convenience.

The best time of year to do the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is during the pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons, which are generally considered the peak trekking seasons in the Everest region. The recommended months are:

  • Pre-monsoon Season (Spring): This season typically spans from March to May. It offers stable weather conditions, moderate temperatures, and clear skies. The rhododendron forests are in bloom, creating beautiful landscapes along the trekking trail.
  • Post-monsoon Season (Autumn): This season usually runs from September to November. It is characterized by stable weather, mild temperatures, and excellent visibility. The skies are generally clear, providing breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
  • Both of these seasons provide the best trekking experience with favorable weather conditions, relatively dry trails, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The temperature during the day ranges from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F) in the lower regions, while it can drop below freezing point at higher altitudes. It's worth noting that these seasons attract a large number of trekkers, and the trails can be busy, especially in popular areas like Everest Base Camp. It's advisable to make necessary bookings and arrangements well in advance if you plan to trek during these peak seasons. However, if you prefer quieter trails and don't mind colder temperatures, trekking during the winter months (December to February) can also be an option. The trails are less crowded, and you can witness the region covered in snow. However, be prepared for colder temperatures, especially at higher elevations.

    Trekking during the monsoon season (June to August) is generally not recommended due to heavy rainfall, cloudy skies, and increased chances of landslides and avalanches. The trails can be slippery and visibility may be limited, making it less safe and enjoyable for trekking. Ultimately, the choice of the best time to do the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek depends on your preferences, fitness level, and availability. It's advisable to consult with trekking agencies or local experts who can provide more detailed and up-to-date information based on the current conditions.

On the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, you can expect high-end accommodation options that provide a comfortable and luxurious experience throughout your trekking journey. The luxury lodges and resorts along the trekking route offer amenities and services designed to enhance your comfort and relaxation. Here are some features you can typically expect from the accommodations:

  • Luxury Lodges/Resorts: The luxury accommodations are often well-appointed lodges or resorts, offering a higher standard of comfort compared to standard teahouses found along the trekking route. These establishments are designed to provide a more upscale experience for trekkers.
  • Spacious Rooms: The rooms in luxury lodges are generally more spacious and well-furnished, providing ample space for relaxation. They may include comfortable beds with quality bedding and furnishings that add a touch of luxury to your stay.
  • Attached Bathrooms: Luxury lodges typically have attached bathrooms with hot showers. This allows you to enjoy a refreshing shower after a long day of trekking and adds convenience to your stay.
  • Dining Facilities: The lodges often have well-appointed dining areas where you can enjoy your meals. These areas may offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, creating a pleasant atmosphere to dine in.
  • Amenities: Luxury accommodations may provide additional amenities such as Wi-Fi access, charging facilities for electronic devices, comfortable lounges for relaxation, and well-stocked bars for socializing and unwinding after the trek.
  • It's important to note that while luxury accommodations are available along the Everest Base Camp trek, they may not be as abundant as standard teahouses. Therefore, it's advisable to book your luxury accommodations in advance to ensure availability. The specific accommodations and amenities can vary between different trekking companies and packages, so it's recommended to check with the specific trekking company or travel agency for more details about the accommodations included in their Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek package.

Embarking on the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek requires a certain level of physical fitness and preparation. While the luxury aspect of the trek may provide additional comfort, it is still essential to be physically prepared for the challenges of trekking at high altitudes. Here are some physical preparations you can undertake:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness: Trekking to Everest Base Camp involves long hours of walking uphill and downhill on rugged terrain. It is crucial to improve your cardiovascular fitness through activities such as hiking, jogging, cycling, or swimming. Focus on exercises that elevate your heart rate and build endurance.
  • Strength Training: Strengthening your leg muscles, core, and upper body will help you tackle the demanding terrain and carry your backpack. Include exercises like squats, lunges, step-ups, planks, and push-ups in your fitness routine.
  • Endurance Training: Gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts to improve your endurance. Incorporate long walks or hikes with a loaded backpack to simulate the conditions of trekking.
  • Altitude Acclimatization: As you ascend to higher altitudes, your body needs time to acclimatize. Prioritize gradual ascent and plan rest days in your itinerary to allow your body to adjust to the thinning air. Climbing at a slow and steady pace helps minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Mental Preparation: Trekking to Everest Base Camp can be physically and mentally challenging. Prepare yourself mentally for long days of walking, unpredictable weather conditions, and occasional discomfort. Maintain a positive mindset and be prepared for the physical exertion involved.
  • Consult a Medical Professional: Before embarking on any strenuous physical activity, it's advisable to consult a medical professional to ensure you are in good health and receive any necessary vaccinations or medications. They can provide personalized advice based on your medical history and help you make informed decisions.
  • Remember to start your preparation well in advance to allow sufficient time for conditioning your body and gradually building up your fitness level. It's also important to listen to your body during the trek, take rest when needed, and stay hydrated.

Yes, altitude sickness is a concern during the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, just as it is in any trek in high-altitude regions. Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), can affect anyone, regardless of their fitness level or previous trekking experience. It occurs when the body is unable to adjust quickly enough to the reduced oxygen levels at high altitudes. Symptoms of altitude sickness can vary from mild to severe and may include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. In severe cases, it can lead to more serious conditions like high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE), which require immediate medical attention.To minimize the risk of altitude sickness during the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, it is important to follow these guidelines:

  • Gradual Acclimatization: Allow your body time to adjust to higher altitudes by following a gradual ascent. Trekking itineraries for Everest Base Camp usually include rest days for acclimatization. It is recommended to spend these rest days at the same altitude or participate in short hikes to higher altitudes and then descend for sleep.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated throughout the trek. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption and maintain a balanced diet to provide your body with the necessary nutrients and energy.
  • Pace Yourself: Trek at a slow and steady pace to minimize exertion and allow your body to adapt to the changing altitude. Avoid overexertion and take breaks as needed.
  • Medication: Consider consulting with a medical professional before your trek to discuss the option of taking medication such as acetazolamide (Diamox) as a preventive measure against altitude sickness. Follow their advice and guidelines for medication usage.
  • Awareness of Symptoms: Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and monitor your own well-being, as well as that of your fellow trekkers. If you or someone in your group experiences severe symptoms, it is crucial to descend to a lower altitude and seek medical assistance.
  • It's important to note that even with adequate precautions, altitude sickness can still occur. Therefore, it is advisable to choose a reputable trekking company with experienced guides who are knowledgeable about altitude sickness and can provide appropriate guidance and support throughout the trek.

For the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, it is essential to have the right gear to ensure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment throughout the journey. Here is a list of essential gear you should consider packing:

Clothing:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying long-sleeved tops and bottoms to provide insulation and regulate body temperature.
  • Insulating Layers: Fleece jackets or down jackets to provide warmth in cold conditions.
  • Waterproof Jacket: A waterproof and breathable jacket to protect against rain, wind, and snow.
  • Trekking Pants: Lightweight, quick-drying pants with zip-off options for versatility.
  • Hiking Shorts: Comfortable shorts for warmer days or lower altitudes.
  • Thermal Underwear: Extra layer of thermal tops and bottoms for colder conditions.
  • Trekking Socks: Moisture-wicking, comfortable, and thick socks to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.
  • Headwear: Sun hat, beanie or warm hat, and a buff or neck gaiter for protection against the sun, wind, and cold.
  • Footwear:
    • Trekking Boots: Sturdy and waterproof boots with ankle support for comfortable and safe trekking. Trekking Sandals: Optional for wearing around the lodges during rest days or for lower-altitude walks.
    • Backpack:
      • Daypack: A comfortable and durable backpack with a capacity of around 20-30 liters for carrying your essential items during the trek.
      • Sleeping Gear:
        • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag suitable for temperatures down to freezing or lower, depending on the season.
        • Trekking Equipment:
          • Trekking Poles: Adjustable and lightweight trekking poles to provide stability and support during the trek.
          • Headlamp: A headlamp with extra batteries for visibility during early morning starts or in case of power outages.
          • Water Bottle: Reusable water bottles or a hydration bladder to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
          • Accessories:
            • Sunglasses: UV-protective sunglasses to shield your eyes from the strong sunlight at high altitudes. Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen protects your skin from intense sun rays.
            • First Aid Kit: A basic medical kit including bandages, antiseptic cream, painkillers, and any necessary personal medications.
            • Toiletries: Travel-sized toiletries including soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and a small towel.
            • Electronics: Camera, extra batteries, power bank, and charging cables.
            • It's important to note that the gear requirements may vary depending on the season and your personal preferences. It's advisable to check with your trekking company or travel agency for a detailed gear list specific to the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek, as they may have additional recommendations or requirements. Additionally, it's recommended to pack light and bring only the essentials to avoid carrying excessive weight during the trek.

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended and often required for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. It is essential to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes, including medical emergencies and evacuation. Here are some key aspects to consider when choosing travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek:

  • Medical Coverage: Ensure that your travel insurance provides coverage for high-altitude trekking and any potential medical emergencies that may arise during the trek. This includes coverage for altitude sickness, accidents, injuries, and emergency medical evacuation by helicopter if necessary.
  • Trip Cancellation and Interruption: Look for insurance that offers coverage in case of trip cancellation or interruption due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, injury, or natural disasters.
  • Evacuation Coverage: Verify that your insurance covers emergency helicopter evacuation from high altitudes, as this can be necessary in case of severe altitude sickness or other medical emergencies.
  • Baggage and Gear Coverage: Consider insurance that provides coverage for lost, stolen, or damaged baggage and trekking gear, as well as any additional equipment you may be carrying.
  • Personal Liability: Check if the insurance includes personal liability coverage in case of accidental damage or injury to others during the trek.
  • It is important to carefully review the terms and conditions of the travel insurance policy to ensure it meets your specific needs and provides adequate coverage for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. Be sure to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions to the insurance provider and understand any exclusions or limitations in the policy. Remember to carry a copy of your travel insurance policy and emergency contact information with you during the trek.

Trekking in the protected areas of Nepal now requires a licensed trekking guide and a trekking agency-issued TIMS Card, as per the Revised TIMS Provision effective from March 31, 2023. This rule applies to specific Protected Areas in Nepal, and it is mandatory for trekkers to be accompanied by a guide. This regulation is in place for safety purposes and to enhance the overall trekking experience.

Absolutely, hiring a guide for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek is highly recommended. While it is possible to trek independently, having a knowledgeable and experienced guide can significantly enhance your overall experience and ensure your safety throughout the journey. Here are some key reasons why hiring a guide is beneficial:

  • Navigation and Safety: The Everest region can be challenging to navigate, with numerous trails and variations. A guide is familiar with the routes, knows the correct paths, and can navigate through tricky sections, especially when crossing the high passes. They can help prevent you from getting lost, ensuring you stay on the right track and reach your destinations safely.
  • Local Knowledge and Cultural Insights: Guides are typically locals or have extensive knowledge of the region. They can provide valuable insights into the local culture, customs, and traditions, enriching your understanding of the area. They can also act as interpreters, facilitating communication with local communities and teahouse owners.
  • Altitude and Acclimatization: Altitude sickness is a concern in the Everest region. A knowledgeable guide can help monitor your health, recognize early symptoms of altitude sickness, and make appropriate decisions regarding acclimatization. They can suggest necessary rest days and guide you on proper hydration and pacing to minimize the risk of altitude-related problems.
  • Logistics and Communication: Guides are well-versed in the logistics of the trek. They can assist with arranging accommodations, meals, and necessary permits along the way, saving you time and effort. In case of any emergencies or unforeseen circumstances, a guide can quickly communicate with local authorities and arrange necessary assistance.
  • Support and Motivation: Trekking in the Everest region can be physically and mentally demanding. A guide provides valuable support, encouragement, and motivation throughout the trek, helping you overcome challenges and keeping your spirits high.
  • Overall, hiring a guide for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek offers numerous advantages, particularly in terms of safety, navigation, cultural insights, and logistics. It allows you to focus on enjoying the trek while leaving the complexities to an experienced professional.

Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd is dedicated to providing exceptional services, ensuring an unforgettable journey for you. We are committed to honesty and diligence, striving to make your experience smooth and enjoyable. All services will be delivered as agreed upon during booking, following our policies and those set by the Tourism Authority. However, please be aware of the inherent risks involved, and you must take responsibility for your actions and participation. The adventure may entail extreme conditions, unpredictable weather, and itinerary changes beyond our control. Proper acclimatization to high altitudes is crucial. Our trips often take place in remote areas, where access to emergency services and medical facilities is limited. In case of serious injury requiring hospitalization, evacuation may take several days, affecting your recovery. While helicopters are commonly used for evacuation, they may not always be available due to weather conditions. We cannot be held responsible for any changes or cancellations due to factors such as government restrictions, natural disasters, political unrest, flight cancellations, delays, sickness, accidents, or vehicle breakdowns. Any additional costs incurred are the client's responsibility. Therefore, we strongly advise obtaining travel insurance covering cancellation, curtailment, personal liability, and loss of luggage and personal effects. Proof of travel insurance is required on the first day of your trip, and without it, participation will not be possible.

Certified by the Government of Nepal and proficient in English, our Trekking Guide from Ethic Himalaya is designated to accompany you from the moment of your arrival in Kathmandu until your departure. Entrusted with the pivotal role of ensuring the triumph of your expedition, he holds the authority to steer its course. We encourage you to actively engage with him by seeking clarification through inquiries and, most importantly, by adhering to his expert counsel.

  • Sirdar (Sardar): The Sirdar is in charge of the whole team. Starting as a porter and moving up to roles like kitchen assistant or even cook, the team holds a deep respect for Sirdar's leadership.
  • Assistant Guide or Sherpa: The Assistant Guide or Sherpa assists and guides clients, regardless of their ethnic background. Their numbers vary based on the group's size, with a ratio of 4:1 Assistant Guides to clients.
  • Porters: In Nepal's mountainous terrain, the tradition of human porterage has endured over time. Some porters working with agencies request heavier loads for higher pay, exceeding 20 kg. We ensure extra payment for every kilogram beyond 20 kg. To avoid excessive strain, particularly loads over 25/30 kg, we kindly ask you to consider the weight of your belongings. We provide a 2:1 porter-to-client allocation.

You move on foot with a light backpack, containing your personal belongings necessary for the day (water bottle, camera, protective clothing...). The rest of the equipment is carried by the porters to the next accommodation. We ask everyone not to exceed 13 kg for the bag that will be carried by the porters. You will be able to leave your belongings at the hotel in Kathmandu and pick them up when you return from trekking.

NB: On your arrival at the hotel in Kathmandu, you will be provided with a suitable travel bag, in thick canvas. You will transfer your belongings there and can leave your bag or suitcase at the hotel. Although relatively waterproof, it is preferable to compartmentalize your belongings in plastic bags or waterproof sub-bags.

Nepal is a mountainous country, the tradition of human carrying dates back to the dawn of time, and still continues today. The porters earn little, but the income from this activity is still more lucrative than other manual tasks. Without trekkers, the mountain populations would live even more poorly, and the porters would lose their means of subsistence.

The standard load must not exceed 25 kg per male/female carrier (outside the scope of expeditions). At the request of male carriers, their load can be increased within the limit of a maximum ceiling of 45 kilos. For each kilo over 25 kg, the carrier is awarded additional compensation.

We ask you, moreover, to make an effort to limit the weight of your bag entrusted to the porters:

  • At most 13 kg for a trek in a lodge or in a tent
  • At most 16 kg (including 3 kg for technical equipment) for a trek with summit ascent.

In addition, Ethic Himalaya takes care to take out insurance for the porters. Specific equipment is allocated to them for passages of the collar in altitude (even if often the carriers refuse to put the shoes for lack of habit...).

We strictly prohibit our local teams from hiring porters under the age of 16. This instruction is not always well understood by the Nepalese themselves. Reporting, on your return, abuses observed on the spot is insufficient. As a responsible traveler, it is also your responsibility to help us enforce this right by reporting any breaches to your guide and demanding that this part of the contract be honored from the start of the trek.

In Nepal, the traditional national dish is "Dal Bhat," which is lentil rice, served with white rice, lentil soup (dal), and accompanied by spicy vegetables and meat. We offer food services, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with occasional tea breaks. The meals are intentionally simple to cater to your preferences and ensure satisfaction. Before leaving Kathmandu, consider bringing 'trail munchies' for extra snacks during your journey. Nepal has a diverse range of foods, and our goal is to provide an authentic culinary experience while considering local limitations. Your guide will work with the kitchen teams or local cooks to create menus that allow you to explore various dishes at different prices. We recommend trying Dal Bhat to savor the traditional Nepali flavor and make the most of your culinary journey.

  • Breakfast: Begin your day with the customary "morning tea" complemented by Tibetan bread, toast, chapati, pancakes, and various egg preparations. Occasionally, muesli or porridge may be served.
  • Lunch: Depending on the trail's progress, enjoy a cold (picnic-style) or hot meal. The main course includes options like stir-fried rice with vegetables, pasta, potatoes, curry, and assorted vegetables. Tea or coffee is also available.
  • Afternoon Snack: Upon reaching your daily destination around 4-5 pm, a snack comprising cookies and tea awaits.
  • Dinner: Served typically in the early evening (around 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), dinner features a soup or starter, a warm dish (dal bhat, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, etc.), and a dessert. Tea or coffee accompanies the meal.
  • Beverages: During each meal, two cups of tea or coffee per person are provided. Additional cups and other beverages are at your discretion. Drinking water during trekking days and extra meals is an additional cost.
  • Special Circumstances: For particularly arduous treks or when crossing challenging passes, breakfasts may be streamlined due to early departures. In such cases, energy-rich supplements become crucial. You're encouraged to bring energy bars, dried fruits, nuts, or chocolate from your home country or obtain them in Kathmandu.
  • Dietary Considerations: Should you have specific dietary preferences, restrictions, or allergies, please inform us during the trip booking process. Our field teams will strive to accommodate your needs, though certain local limitations might affect the range of alternative menus. For high-energy expenditure journeys, planning extra supplies (such as energy bars, dried fruits, and chocolates) is advisable to ensure adequate caloric intake.

During the trek, tea and coffee are provided with meals. Soft and alcoholic beverages, including mineral water, are not included and are the responsibility of the participants. You can refill your water containers at the lodges, but it's important to treat the water with purifying tablets to ensure it's safe to drink. To reduce plastic waste, avoid buying bottled water and opt for treated water available in the villages. This way, we can limit the issue of plastic bottles and promote responsible environmental practices during the trek.

Transportation within Kathmandu Valley is facilitated by private vehicles, tailored according to the group size. During trekking periods, we provide the services of Porters to carry your baggage for the day. It is important to note that one porter will be assigned to assist two members.

  • Transfers: Airport pick up and drop by Private vehicle.
  • Helicopter flights: Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu (flights subject to climatic and operational hazards).

We kindly request your attention to the mandatory use of seat belts in all vehicles utilized during the trip, both in the front and rear seats, where they are available and in accordance with the regulations enforced in the visited country. By participating in the trip, you agree to adhere to this safety requirement. Please be aware that Ethic Himalaya cannot be held responsible for any bodily injuries or material damages incurred if this safety provision is not complied with by you.

In Kathmandu, you will sleep in three-star hotels offering comfortable double rooms with good amenities at a reasonable price. These hotels provide basic facilities such as en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning or fans, TV, and Wi-Fi access. Additionally, they may have in-house restaurants serving a mix of local and international cuisine, along with possible amenities like rooftop terraces, business centers, or small fitness areas.

In the Everest region, luxury accommodations offer a high level of comfort and premium facilities amidst the stunning Himalayan landscapes. These lodges provide spacious and well-appointed rooms with modern amenities like en-suite bathrooms, hot showers, and heating systems. The dining experience is exceptional, offering a variety of delicious meals, and there are well-stocked bars for relaxation. In addition to comfortable lodging and dining, these accommodations often feature spa services, fitness centers, and lounges, providing a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. With breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, these luxury options are ideal for trekkers seeking an indulgent and unforgettable experience amidst the world's highest peaks.

Clients are required to inform the Company in writing about any medical conditions, physical challenges, or other mental and physical conditions that could affect their fitness to travel or any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of booking. Failure to notify the Company of such conditions, leading to cancellation, will result in the Client incurring 100% cancellation fees.

Trekking in Nepal involves long hours of walking daily, ranging from 3-10 hours and sometimes even up to 8-12 hours in high passes. To prepare for this physically demanding journey, Ethic Himalaya Treks recommends engaging in approximately 12 km of daily walking or jogging exercise for at least three months before embarking on the Nepal Trekking. This preparation is essential to endure the challenges of high-altitude conditions and remote areas for extended periods.

For a successful and enjoyable trekking experience in Nepal, participants must possess strong willpower, the ability to tolerate harsh conditions, a high level of fitness, and good health. Participants are responsible for their medical and evacuation expenses. It's vital to consult a doctor for necessary vaccinations and other medical requirements before the trip. Additionally, Ethic Himalaya reserves the right to request a medical certificate before confirming the booking for the trek. Being well-prepared physically and medically is crucial to ensure a safe and fulfilling journey through the beautiful landscapes of Nepal.

Travel insurance is a compulsory requirement for all travelers and must be obtained at the time of booking. The insurance should provide coverage for personal accident, death, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation, with a recommended minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for each category. It should also include accidents, injuries, illnesses, and related medical expenses, even for pre-existing conditions, as well as emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and air ambulance services if applicable. Personal liability coverage is also recommended. The Company also suggests coverage for trip cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage, and personal effects. Travelers must carry proof of insurance and produce it if requested by the company employees or suppliers. Failure to provide proof of insurance upon request may result in the cancellation or suspension of participation in the trip or certain activities, even after the trip has commenced, without any right to a refund.

Ethic Himalaya Treks holds no liability for injuries, health conditions, emotional or other factors experienced by clients during the trip. Furthermore, our package cost does not encompass personal insurance coverage. Thus, we strongly recommend clients to procure comprehensive insurance packages, encompassing medical emergencies and helicopter evacuation.

Trekking equipment is vital for a successful trek. High-quality gear, including proper clothing like moisture-wicking layers, insulating jackets, and waterproof outerwear, ensures comfort and safety in varying weather conditions.

    Clothing:
  • Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Trekking pants and/or convertible pants
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants (shell)
  • Thermal socks and regular socks
  • Comfortable underwear
  • Sturdy and waterproof trekking boots or hiking shoes
  • Sandals or lightweight footwear for relaxing at lodges/camps
  • Headwear:
  • Sun hat or cap with a wide brim
  • Beanie or warm hat for cold weather
  • Buff or neck gaiter for protecting against wind and dust
  • Polarized sunglasses with UV protection
  • Handwear:
  • Lightweight gloves (for lower altitudes)
  • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens (for higher altitudes)
  • Backpack and Daypack:
  • Reliable trekking backpack (60-80 liters) for porters to carry
  • Comfortable medium-sized daypack for your daily essentials
  • Sleeping Gear:
  • High-quality sleeping bag suitable for the trek's temperature range
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)
  • Hydration and Water Purification:
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (2 liters capacity)
  • Water purification tablets or a reliable water filter
  • Trekking Poles (optional but helpful for stability and reducing strain)
  • Personal Items:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Sufficient cash and cards (local currency and some USD)
  • Personal identification and travel insurance documents
  • Trekking permits and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card
  • Camera with extra batteries/charger
  • Portable power bank for charging electronic devices
  • Personal toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medications and a basic first-aid kit
  • Electronics:
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Mobile phone with a local SIM card (for communication and GPS)
  • Portable charger for electronic devices
  • Trekking Map and Guidebook (if applicable)
  • Snacks and Energy Bars
  • Emergency Whistle and Multi-tool

Being well-prepared with the right equipment allows adventurers to focus on embracing nature's beauty and conquering challenging trails with confidence. Always prioritize quality and reliability when selecting your trekking gear. Pack efficiently, and consider the weather conditions and altitude of your trek to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Prioritize comfort and safety to make the most of your trekking adventure.

Trekking members are required to submit passport copies and passport photographs for trekking permits before their arrival in Nepal. These documents can be sent to us either by mail or through a post box. Ensuring timely submission of these documents allows us to process the necessary trekking permits in advance, streamlining the trekking arrangements and ensuring a smooth start to the adventure once in Nepal.

If you encounter any issues or complaints during your tour, trekking, or expedition, it is essential to communicate them immediately to the hotelier and our company on the spot. Giving us the opportunity to address the problem promptly is crucial, as we cannot accept liability for any issues that are reported after you return home. If the matter cannot be resolved on the spot, you must inform us in writing within 30 days of completing your trip. Failing to follow this procedure may impact your rights to make a claim against us. Timely communication is vital to ensure that we can take appropriate actions and rectify any problems you may face during your journey.

All clients must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity beyond the return date. Nepalese visas can be acquired either from the Nepalese Consulate in your home country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. The visa fees are as follows:

  • USD 30.00 or the equivalent in foreign currency for a 15-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 50.00 or equivalent for a 30-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 125.00 or equivalent for a 100-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
Visa Extension Fee
  • Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of a delay of fewer than 150 days additional USD 5 per day a late fine.

For most nationalities, E-Visas are available through the Government website: https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/on-arrival/IO01

This will be validated with your doctor, taking into account the recommendations of remount doctors, responsible for your safety during the trip. It will contain:

  • Treatment of altitude pulmonary edema (Nifedipine 20LP or Sildenafil50).
  • Treatment of altitude cerebral edema (Betamethasone).
  • Treatment of acute mountain sickness (Acetazolamide).
  • Blood thinner (aspirin).
  • Analgesic (Paracetamol).
  • Powerful analgesic (Tramadol).
  • Anti-diarrheal (Racecadotril).
  • Anti-spasmodic (Phloroglucinol).
  • Anti-emetic (Domperidone).
  • Anti-acid for heartburn.
  • Intestinal antibiotic (Metronidazole).
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Azithromycin).
  • Anti-inflammatories (tablets and ointment).
  • Antitussive (in tablets).
  • Lozenges for colds and sore throats.
  • Ophthalmic healing (Vitamin A Dulcis).
  • Tick tweezers, splinter, and blister needle, tweezers, 2/3 safety pins.
  • Disinfectant wipes, adhesive dressings (various sizes), double skin, 6 cm adhesive tape, Steri-strip.
  • Anti allergic treatment and cream against itching.
  • BIA fine and sunscreen.
  • Purifying tablets for water.
  • Appropriate antimalarial treatment, antiphrastic powder, and mosquito repellent.
  • Your personal medications

If you are traveling with children, minors are subject to the same obligations as adults (visa, passport, etc.): see above.

  • Formalities for leaving county territory

To leave the territory, all minors usually residing regardless of their nationality, if they are not accompanied by a holder of parental authority, must present the following three documents:

  • Identity document: Identity card or passport according to the requirements of the country of destination.
  • Authorization to leave the territory signed by one of the parents with parental authority.
  • Photocopy of the signatory parent's identity document.

Well, there is no fixed rate for tipping in Nepal. When our field staff is picked up from the trek starting points, they will bid you goodbye on the last day of your trek completion day. Most staff will simply accept whatever you give and never count the money in front of you. Although your guide may be with you on the next day too, best to tip him along with others in the group. Most of the trekkers are still confused about the tipping amount. They fear either giving too little or too much. We have tried to put together a guideline about a reasonable amount of tipping suitable for most cases. The amount of tipping and the rates expected will also vary depending on the length of the trek and the challenges involved. To calculate the amounts generally applied, multiply the daily amount given to each position by the number of working days.

Daily amount per item:
  • English-speaking guide USD 3 to USD 5 per day/participant.
  • Porter USD 2 per day /participant.
  • Driver USD 1 to USD 2 per day/participant.

The tripping amount mentioned above is communally in the case of a group trip, not individually. If you are a solo traveler, the tipping amount can be slightly less by a few dollars per day.

Everest trekking region, which includes the famous Everest Base Camp trek, spans a wide range of altitudes, resulting in a diverse climate with distinct climatic zones. The climate in the Everest region can generally be classified into the following categories:

  • Subtropical Climate (Lower Elevations): At altitudes below 1,000 meters (3,280 feet), a subtropical climate prevails. Mild winters and hot summers with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). The monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall and lush green landscapes.
  • Temperate Climate (Mid-Elevations): Between 1,000 meters to 2,500 meters (3,280 feet to 8,200 feet), a temperate climate zone awaits. Moderate temperatures with cooler summers (10°C to 20°C or 50°F to 68°F) and colder winters. Spring and autumn are ideal trekking seasons with clear skies.
  • Subalpine Climate (High Elevations): From 2,500 meters to 4,000 meters (8,200 feet to 13,120 feet), the subalpine zone prevails. Temperatures decrease, and nights get chilly. Winters (December to February) are cold, often below freezing, and snow may be encountered.
  • Alpine Climate (Upper Elevations): Above 4,000 meters (13,120 feet), the region enters the alpine zone. Extremely cold temperatures, especially in winter. Trekkers need proper gear for coping with harsh alpine conditions.

Weather can be unpredictable, so preparation and staying informed about forecasts are vital for a safe trek in the Everest region. Consulting experienced guides and trekking agencies can provide valuable insights for an awe-inspiring journey to Everest Base Camp and other routes.

The itineraries or programs mentioned may be subject to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as weather hazards, landslides, political unrest, road blockages, avalanches, sudden sickness, and more. We are open to customizing the program based on clients' interests. In the event of trip cancellation due to unavoidable circumstances like war, natural disasters, political unrest, adverse climate, etc., Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition P. Ltd will be pleased to offer an alternative trip of similar standard. We will hold the reservation for your next trip, but not for longer than one year.

Before departure, if there is a major change in the itinerary affecting at least one day in five, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible. You may choose between accepting the change, getting a refund of the money paid for the land portion of the trip only, or accepting an alternative tour offered.

After departure, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to local circumstances or events beyond our control. In such emergency situations, any additional costs incurred for necessary itinerary alterations will be borne by you. Please be aware that we are not responsible for any incidental expenses resulting from changes in the itinerary, such as visa fees, vaccinations, or non-refundable flight costs.

To secure your booking for Nepal Trips, a non-refundable deposit of USD 500 per person per trip is required. Once this deposit is received, your booking will be confirmed. In case your booking is made within 30 days of the departure date, the full amount is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance can be paid before or upon your arrival in Nepal prior to the trip's departure. The non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Company or its designated Agent. If the deposit amount differs from what is specified in this clause, the company will inform you during the booking process. You can make the booking deposit through bank transfer or by using a Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). Detailed instructions for payment can be found on the provided booking form.

For trekking, tours, climbing, expeditions, or any other trips in Nepal, the final payment can be made upon your arrival in Nepal. Various payment methods are accepted, including bank transfer, travel checks, cash, or Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). However, please note that there is a 4% surcharge applicable to all card payments, including deposits, final balances, trip extensions, and other miscellaneous purchases. So, if you choose to pay by card, keep in mind the additional surcharge.

We maintain the right to adjust pricing rates, as displayed on our marketing materials and website, under certain circumstances or when influenced by external factors beyond our control, such as fluctuations in exchange rates or government actions. It's important to note that domestic flight fares may also change due to increases in fuel prices. We make every effort to present current and accurate prices for our treks and tours.

Once you have paid the deposit, your trip is confirmed, and the remaining fees are due 90 days before the trip's start date. If you decide to cancel your participation, the following cancellation charges will apply:

  • More than 45 days before departure: Deposit will be retained.
  • Between 45 to 31 days before arrival: 30% of the total tour price.
  • Between 30 to 14 days before arrival: 40% of the total tour price.
  • Between 14 to 09 days before arrival: 70% of the total tour price.
  • Between 08 to 02 days before arrival: 80% of the total tour price.
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of the total tour price.

We reserve the right to cancel a trip up to 56 days before departure, considering Clause 14. We may also cancel a trip prior to departure if it becomes unfeasible to operate the planned itinerary due to factors like terrorism, natural disasters, political instability, or other external events. If we cancel your trip, you have the option to transfer the amounts paid to an alternate departure date or receive a full refund. In cases where the cancellation results from external events beyond our reasonable control, refunds will be adjusted for any unrecoverable costs. Please note that we are not liable for any incidental expenses you may have incurred in relation to your booking, such as visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess, or non-refundable flights. Different cancellation conditions may apply to specific trip styles, and your booking consultant will inform you of any variations if applicable.

If you intend to transfer from one trip to another or transfer your booking to a third party, you must inform us at least 30 days prior to the planned departure date. A fee of USD 200 per person per change will be applied, along with any additional charges imposed by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. If you notify us less than 45 days before the departure date, the cancellation refund policy will be applicable. Transfers to a third party are allowed only if the transferee meets all the requirements for the trip, and transfers to another departure are permissible within the current validity period.

Modifications to other arrangements associated with your trip will incur an administration fee of USD 200 per booking per change. This fee is in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. No amendments can be made to your booking within 10 days of departure.

The price listed on our website covers a group size of 6 to 15 individuals for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. Upon request, this trip can be arranged as a private experience, starting with a minimum of two participants. For group bookings involving 15 or more people, there's a substantial discount available, which includes the opportunity for one person to join the trip for free. We understand that many clients have questions about their preferred dates. However, our pricing is influenced by the following factors:

  • Group Size: The cost of the trip varies based on the number of participants in the group.
  • Accommodation Tier and Budget: The selection of hotel accommodations and the budget preferences of clients play a role in determining the overall cost.
  • Customization: We're open to adjusting the trekking itinerary to suit your available time and specific requirements.
  • Extra Services: If you wish to incorporate additional services, we can discuss and mutually agree upon adjustments to the price.
  • Support Staff: The presence of Trekking Guides, Assistant Guides, and extra porters can impact the overall cost.

Feel free to reach out to us for further clarification or to tailor the trip to your preferences. We aim to provide a transparent and flexible pricing structure that aligns with your needs.

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