Trip Hightlights

  • Everest Base Camp (5,364m), the base camp of the world’s highest mountain
  • World’s highest glacier, the Khumbu Glacier
  • Unrivalled view of sunrise over Mt. Everest  from the viewing summit of Kala Pattar (5,545m)
  • Spectacular vista of  Pumori,, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Thamserku and other peaks in the Khumbu region
  • A closer look at the rich culture and mountain lifestyle of legendary Sherpas
  • Pious Buddhist mountain monasteries, including Tengboche Monastery (the largest in the Khumbu region)
  • Sagarmatha National Park, country’s first national park inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Amazing facilities at Namche Bazaar, the main trading center for Khumbu region 
  • Amazingly scenic and adventurous side trips/hikes

A successful hike to the base camp of Mt. Everest is an achievement no less than climbing the mountain itself. Embarking on a journey that takes you miles away from hometown; leaving the ease and the bed of roses behind; delving completely into the nature, discovering delightful sights of the Himalayan vista, varied sacred landscape and the lifestyle and settlements of ebullient Sherpas, is definitely an achievement for most, if not for all. Moreover, it’s an opportunity to discover the amount of hidden strength, which, some of you never thought even existed in you.

Desire Adventures’ 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek is a marvelous journey to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, ‘Mt. Everest’. Starting and ending Lukla (after 30-35 minutes scenic-flight from and to Kathmandu), you will share your trail with adventure enthusiasts, photographers, local Sherpas and of course the Yak trains and hike all the way north up to the base camp, making lifelong friends and memories. Along the way, your English-speaking guide will help you understand the mountains, forests, rivers, pious monasteries and chortens and gain insight on the settlement, lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people.  Your rest at night and meal in local lodge/teahouse and the use of local porters (all included in the standard package), will directly support the local economy, which we believe, is another good reason that will makes this trip precious to most of you. Nevertheless, in order to enhance your Everest Base Camp trek experience, the company offers the option to fully customize the trip to meet your choices, requirements and budget. After the tiring trek, enjoy  free one-hour full-body massage, to relax you tired muscles.  

Although non-technical, treading along the countless series of uphill and downhill, all the way up to the Mt. Everest Base Camp, is comparatively easy for physically fit slow and steady climbers. The success rate is also highly determined by the right choice of season and autumn (mid-September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons are considered the best ones. Age definitely is just a number, if you have the courage and determination to defy age-imposed inhibitions; everything comes within your reach. Have a group? Do not forget to claim the special discount that we have for your group!  

(“Climb High, Sleep Low” is the rule one needs to follow, in order to avoid altitude sickness. Therefore, apart from 2 days acclimatization, at Namche and Dingboche, to aid the acclimatization process, we hike a little higher than our overnight stop and get down for overnight rest.)   

What's included

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • 2 days tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu(Upgrade Availabel), 11 days guest house/teahouse/lodge in Khumbu
  • 13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches and 13 Dinners
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
  • Airport transfer for domestic flight
  • one-hour full-body massage after the trek
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit and TIMS (Trekkers security Card) permit
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets and departure tax
  • 4 hot showers (Attached bathroom) while on a trek
  • Fresh seasonable fruits after dinner (while on a trek)
  • Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup only)
  • Purified drinking water during the trek
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses (We maintain 1:5 Guide:Client Ration)
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Desire Adventures duffel bag if required
  • Desire Adventures T- Shirt
  • Trekking route map
What's Excluded
  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Personal expenses like all kinds of drinks including mineral water, and  alcoholic and soft beverages
  • Extra Hot showers (4 hot showers included), Wi-Fi & battery charging while on a trek
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla (only 15 kg included)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Tipping to staff (as an appreciation)

Welcome to Nepal and Desire Adventures. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be met by a company representative.  After a quick meet and greet at the airport, you will be driven to your hotel by private transfer. Spend some time at leisure. You will be introduced to your tour guide and fellow travelers in the meeting that will be conducted at our office, in the afternoon. The introduction session will be followed by a briefing that sketches out the wonderful trip that awaits you. Trekking gears and clothing that you will need during the trek will also be finalized in the same meeting.  After the meeting, around the evening, enjoy welcome dinner (authentic Nepali cuisine) and cultural show (ethnic dance and cultural music) at one of the best typical Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu. The Welcome Dinner is hosted by the company.  

Accommodation: Tourist-standard hotel, Kathmandu.

Meals: Dinner

Early in the morning today, your private transfer will meet you at your hotel to transfer you to the airport. Once at the airport, you will quickly board the plane and depart for Lukla. It takes 30-35 minutes to reach Lukla (gateway to Mt. Everest) from Kathmandu. It’s a scenic flight and on clear days the view beneath looks very delightful. The plane will land at one of the most dangerous airports in the world, the Tenzing Hillary Airport, in Lukla. In Lukla, you will be introduced to your private porters and other team members. While the luggage is prepared for the porters, have your first breakfast in the Khumbu region, enjoying the spectacular snow-capped Himalayan Mountain that backdrops the town of Lukla. After breakfast, accessing the narrow streets, you will head through the north end of Lukla past the police check point (register your TIMS card and valuables) to the Pasang Lhamo Memorial Gate. Enjoy colorful prayer flags, shops, people and yaks walking through the streets and leave Lukla for Phakding. The trail will drop to the village of Cheplung and continue through the community forest to the metal suspension bridge above the Thado Koshi Khola. Enjoy the first views of the Dudh Koshi River and Kusum Kangru. You will now climb around the ridge to Ghat, pass through a school and enter a complex of Mani walls, chortens, and boulders engraved with black and white Tibetan mantra and prayer wheels. The trail will then climb over an old landslide to the settlement of Chhuthawa and wind through the forest beside the Dudh Koshi. You will further continue to the village of Phakding, where you will check into your lodge, before enjoying a well-earned dinner and a night of rest. Your afternoon is spent at leisure.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Phakding

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After enjoying your breakfast, you will continue on a trail that first cuts across to the west bank of the Dudh Koshi River and meandering through the forest of pine about 100m above the river, follows the Dudh Koshi Valley north to the tiny village of Toktok. However, you will cross the Ghatte Khola by the small hydroelectric project and climb up over the ridge, before reaching this village. From Toktok, you will descend through the forest of pine to Benkar, past a few small waterfalls. Here you will get to enjoy a very good view of the potato fields. Heading north, you will now cross the bridge to get to the east bank of the Dudh Koshi River and walk to Chumoa, enjoying a few small settlements scattered among the wonderful forest of rhododendron, magnolia and fir. A short climb from Chumoa will take you to Monjo. Just above Monjo lies the entrance check point for the Sagarmatha National Park, where your guide will take care of the required formalities. Meanwhile you can enjoy 3D map of the Khumbu Himalaya and displays on responsible trekking at the information center in Monjo. The trail drops down to the suspension bridge past a stupa-shaped gateway (Kani) and an enormous granite bluff carved with Tibetan mantras. You will cross the bridge and hike north to Jorsale. Above Jorsale, you will cross the suspension bridge across the Dudh Koshi River, get to the east bank, follow the lower river bank trail over gravel and boulders and climb into the forest. Soon you will see the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. Crossing the bridge across the Dudh Koshi River, you will now hike through the forest of pine on a zigzag trail up till Mislung, where the path levels out and the forest ends. Following the stone steps, you will continue till Namche, where you will check into your lodge before dinner. Your evening is spent at leisure. We suggest exploring the town of Namche and enjoying cafes.       

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

One day acclimatization in Namche is highly recommended to avoid the symptoms of AMS, further up the trail. For this, you can choose from a number of short hikes through the hills around Namche. Among all, Namche Bazaar to Thame (6-7 hours) and a full day circuit through Syangboche, Khunde and Khumjung and back to Namche (4-5 hours) are the best recommended acclimatization treks in Namche.

 

The Namche-Thame hike will take you west along the valley of the Bhote Koshi to the isolated village under the mountain wall of Kongde Ri. Choosing this trail allows you to enjoy enormous mani boulders carved with Buddhist mantras, forest of pine and rhododendron, ancient mud plastered stupa at Phurte, boulder with a painted image of Guru Rinpoche at Samshing, large chorten, Kani, stone-walled fields; murals of Green Tara, Guru Rinpoche and Thangtong Gyalpo; Thame Gompa and a hydro electric  power house.

However, a full day circuit through Syangboche, Khunde and Khumjung to Namche allows you to enjoy grass airstrip at Syangboche, juniper and rhododendron, carved boulders, Boudhanath-style chortens; delightful view of Khumbila, Ama Dablam and Thamserku peak; the first hospital in the Khumbu; Khunde Tsamkhang- a Buddhist temple founded by a lama who fled from Tingri in Tibet; 360 degree views of Khunde, Namche Bazaar, Ama Dablam and Pachermo peak from the Hillary Memorial Viewpoint; memorial chortens to Edmund Hillary, his wife and daughter; beautiful view and the settlement of Khumjung – the largest village in Khumbu; potato fields of Khumjung; Hillary School established by Sir Edmund Hillary; the longest mani wall in the Khumbu region and a gompa that treasures the skull of a Yeti.

Enjoy your breakfast and follow your guide to one of these side trips. This acclimatization trek will help you adjust to the altitude without any unsafe increase in elevation. In the evening you will get back to Namche for dinner and accommodation.

 

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast in Namche, you will leave for Tengboche. Following the path by the huge Mani stone in Chhorkung, you will now continue north around a long ridge. Very soon, walking past a memorial chorten to Tenzing Norgay, backdropped with a beautiful panorama of Thamserku to Amadablam, Lhotse and Everest, you will reach a trail junction at Sanasa past Kyangjuma. Leaving the trails that climb to Khumjung and Gokyo and following the descending trail, you will now descend to Leushyasa, enjoying the majestic view of Ama Dablam. Below Leushyasa, a steep descent on stone steps will take you down to a bridge at Phunki Thenga. You will cross the bridge, walk past some water driven prayer wheels and continuously climb up through the forest of rhododendron, past a number of rest points (chautaras) and springs to finally reach Tengboche. Kani and a pair of chorten mark the arrival of Tengboche after about two hours of demanding uphill climb. Some lucky trekkers also get to spot a few musk deer and Himalayan Thar in the forest on the way to Tengboche. In Tengboche you will check into the lodge and after a short rest enjoy a strolling tour of Tengboche Monastery (the largest and the most active monastery in the Khumbu region) complex taking in the highlights with your private guide and enjoying the panorama of peaks including, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. We also suggest exploring the Eco Center just across the meadow from the monastery, where the displays on the history of the monastery, Sherpa culture and the environment issues faced by the Khumbu region is a sight in itself.  The rest of the time, before dinner, is spent at leisure.  

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Tengboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You can join the monks for morning prayers at the Tengboche Monastery. After enjoying your breakfast in Tengboche, you will now leave Tengboche for Dingboche. From Tengboche, you will gradually descend to the bridge at Chaturje on stone steps, enjoying the lush forest. A big chorten greets you at the other end of the bridge. You will now continue further on a slowly ascending Pheriche trail as far as Orsho, which drops to a small bridge across the Khumbu River at Chuto. Crossing the bridge, you will climb for about 30 minutes along the west bank of the Imja River to finally reach the village of Dingboche. Enjoy snowcapped summits of Island Peak, Peak 38 and Lhotse to the east of Dingboche. After reaching the village you will check into the lodge. The rest of the time is spent at leisure. You can utilize this time by exploring the settlement of Dingboche under your own steam, before dinner. 

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Dingboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

To aid the acclimatization process, one more day acclimatization in Dingboche is highly recommended. You can choose from two acclimatization trek options: i) hike to Nangkar Tshang Gompa and the viewpoint above it, ii) a full-day hike to Chhukung.

If you are looking for a short hike, then the first option is suggested. It’s about an hour climb past chortens and prayer flags to the ridge north of Dingboche, where you can enjoy Nangkar Tshang Hermitage. Take in the highlights with your guide and continue up the hill side to the viewpoint to enjoy the beautiful view of Cholatse and Taboche to the north, lakes at the foot of Ama Dablam and Chhukung and Makalu to the east.       

However, if you are looking for a longer acclimatization trek, a full-day hike to Chhukung in the upper Imja Valley is suggested.  Starting Dingboche, the major part of the climb is over desolate moraine to a series of stepping stones over Niyag Khola until Bibre. Chhukung (4,730m), surrounded by mountains and glaciers, is nestled among ridges of moraine about 30 minutes west of Bibre. If you have time and energy to walk, you can climb Chhukung RI for mind-blowing panorama of Ama Dablam, Baruntse and Makalu.

After enjoying your breakfast your team leader will guide you to one of these destinations in Dingboche. After the acclimatization trek, you will get back to Dingboche for dinner and accommodation.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Dingboche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After enjoying your breakfast, you will leave Dingboche for Lobuche. You will either follow the trail that crosses to Pheriche through the stupas atop the ridge or take another trail and slowly climb along the ridge to the Pheriche and Dingboche trail junction, past Dusa. As you tread the trail, the grandest view of the craggy twin peaks of Taboche and Cholatse, Ama Dablam and Kantega provide a very good company. From the junction you will descend to a glacial stream, before rising up the other side to Dughla (Thukla). You will now head directly up the rough terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. After walking for about an hour, the trail slightly curves left at the top of the ridge, where you come across a number of memorials to the lost climber and Sherpas, including memorials to Babu Chhiri Sherpa and Scott Fisher. After crossing the ridge, the stupendous Pumori comes into view. A little ahead from this point, you will come across a trail junction from where an arduous ascent to the north over loose moraine will take you to Lobuche. You will check in to the lodge at Lobuche. The rest of the day is spent at leisure. You can best utilize the time hiking up the ridge east of the village to enjoy the first view of the Khumbu Glacier along with Lhotse and Nuptse or take a leisurely walk north, along the moraine to the Italian Pyramid and get back to the lodge in Lobuche for dinner and accommodation.  

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Lobuche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up to the thought of standing on the base camp of Mt. Everest and enjoy your breakfast in Lobuche. After breakfast, you will head north, following the narrow trail between the glacial moraine and the mountain wall; traverse the junction to the Italian Pyramid. After a few short vertical climbs you will walk across the terminal moraine of the Changri Shar Glacier, for about 45-50 minutes to finally reach Gorakshep, situated at the base of Kala Pattar. Enjoy the view of Changtse, Khumbutse, Lingtren and Pumori, from Gorak Shep. From Gorakshep, you will head back towards the Khumbu Glacier through loose sand and gently ascend to the top of the ridge and follow the mountain’s spine directly north towards the end of the Khumbu glacier. Soon, colorful tents (during climbing season) and brightly colored prayer flags wedged between rocks at the bottom of the Khumbu Icefall come into view, marking the base camp of Mt. Everest. You will spend some time taking picture and enjoying the surrounding view and retrace your steps to Gorak Shep for dinner and accommodation.

 Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Gorak Shep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner   

If your target is to enjoy the view of the sunrise over Mt. Everest and other Himalayan giants, you will have to start 2 hours before sunrise, as it takes 2 hours to hike all the way up to the summit of Kala Pattar. Starting early also provides the best chance to capture the view of the Everest, before the clouds roll in, obscuring the view. Therefore, before breakfast you will hike to Kala Pattar. You will reach the summit in about 1.5-2 hours, depending upon your speed. As you approach the peak, the peak of Pumori becomes more prominent.  Fluttering colorful prayer flags greet you at the summit of Kala Patthar. Enjoy the astonishing 360 degree panorama from Pumori and Lobuche West to Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest; the view of the frozen river of Khumbu glacier, the Everest Base Camp, tiny Gorak Shep and Lho La (the pass between Nepal and Tibet). After enjoying the view you will get back to Gorak Shep after a detour south to the lower ridge to enjoy the view of the glacial lakes, which is also the base camp for Pumori. Lunch at Gorak Shep and you will retrace your steps along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche. From Lobuche, you will continue down the moraine to Dughla, drop down to the bridge, cross the glacial stream and following the lower path that drops along the wide valley continue to Pheriche.  After reaching Pheriche, you will check into the lodge and spend the remaining time at leisure, before dinner.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Pheriche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast in Pheriche and you will leave for Namche. A gentle hike from Pheriche will take you to Pheriche Pass from where you will hike down to a trail junction at Chuto. Now, following the west bank of the Imja River, you will drop down to Pangboche, past Orsho and Somare. You will further retrace your steps to Tengboche through the forest past Deboche. From Tengboche, you will first climb down to Phunki Tenga, climb the ridge and continue towards Namche Bazaar. You will check into the lodge and spend the remaining time at leisure, before dinner.  

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner       

After breakfast in Namche, you will continue on a trail that steeply drops down to the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River, at Larja Dobhan. Crossing the Larja Bridge, you will now continue on a level path till Jorsale and climb up to Monjo. After the national park check out formalities, retracing the steps you will hike down to Phakding and hike up to Lukla. Check into the lodge in Lukla and spend the remaining time celebrating the achievement made over past few days. Enjoy dinner and accommodation in Lukla.  

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse/Teahouse, Lukla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast in the Khumbu region, while enjoying the beautiful surrounding view. Soon, you will board a plane and fly back to Kathmandu. From the airport in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can either spend the remaining time strolling around the popular markets in Kathmandu, or enjoying free spa and a very relaxing one hour body massage. In the evening, we will meet for the welcome dinner, where while having dinner, we will also discuss the trip and the feedback. After dinner, you will be guided to your hotel.

Accommodation: Tourist-standard hotel, Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Your 14 days Everest Base Camp trek vacation has come to an end. As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport in a private vehicle to help you catch your international flight back home or your next destination. Hope you enjoyed your vacation with Desire Adventures.

 

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Useful Information

Dossier disclaimer:

Although, the information regarding the trip details in the website is provided in good faith, it does not form a part of the final contract between the client and the company. The itinerary will be redesigned to meet client’s requirements, before the final booking.  The changes made will completely be in favor of the customer; therefore, the information in the final document will look slightly different than the ones mentioned in our website. The final copy of the itinerary will be sent via email, before booking the trip which will be 100% correct. We highly recommend that you print the final copy of your Trip Details and review the information a few days before the trip for updates regarding any last minute changes (if any).   

Itinerary Disclaimer:

Our team leaders are strictly ordered to follow the itinerary provided to you; however, some modification to the itinerary will be made in the case of unforeseen situations like sudden change in weather, natural disasters, unsupportive health of a group member and strike/protest by local people and so on (all in client’s favor).  

The final itinerary provided by the company ensures adequate acclimatization. Despite this, some of you might still feel the effects of altitude sickness. Under circumstances, where the team leader finds it unsafe to gain more altitude, he will make the arrangement to descend to lower altitude and not continue up, until you are completely ready to ascend further.

Although, these situations are rare, we request you to remain flexible, where it may be necessary to make alterations. Also, to enjoy the trek, despite all the unforeseen unfavorable circumstances, we highly recommend that you add a few extra days to your trip, to be on a safe side.

Important Notes:

  1. The Everest Base Camp trekking is not possible without TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park permit. The company will make the arrangement of these permits once you provide a scanned color copy of your passport and color copy of two passport sized photographs.
  2. Everest Base Camp Trekking is a lot of up and down hill walk. The oxygen level in the air decreases with the increase in altitude, making it difficult for trekkers to adjust to the thinning air. Therefore, we suggest slow and steady climb instead of rushing to the destination. Take rest, when tired and stand to rest than sit. Protect yourself from intense sun, wind and cold by dressing up in layers, using sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and scarf. Also, make sure to put on your layers as soon as you reach the shaded areas, if you have taken them off.
  3. The trip cost does not include the cost of your extra expenses like drinks, shopping, tipping and any extra activities not mentioned in the trip detail. Therefore, make sure you carry enough extra money for these purposes. We also suggest you to set aside USD200 (or Nepalese currency equivalent to USD 200) as an emergency fund. This fund will be utilized in case of any changes in the itinerary caused by unforeseen unfavorable situations (although rare).
  4. Neither the team leader, nor the company will be responsible for the safety involved during any extra activity not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is mandatory in order to join our 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek. When selecting a travel insurance policy, make sure that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses (hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees etc.) caused by health issues, injuries or accidents, together with evacuation, helicopter rescue and repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellations, theft and loss of luggage, personal effects as well as additional activities (not mentioned in the trip detail), that you are planning to undertake, during your stay in Nepal. This trekking in Nepal takes you above the altitude of 5000m; therefore, we highly recommend you to ensure that your policy covers treks that go over 5000m.

Best seasons to plan this trek:

Autumn (October and November) is the best season to plan this trek in Nepal. This season allows you to experience the best weather, clear skies, bearable temperature and the biggest crowd of all seasons.

Spring (March and April) is the second best season to plan this trek in Nepal. This season also allows you to experience good weather, clear skies, acceptable temperature and fewer crowds.

Winter (December to February) is an average season to plan this trek in Nepal. Apart from early December, the remaining winter is very cold and freezing, especially during the night. Water supplies in higher altitude freeze and most of the accommodation options close down.

Summer (June-August) is not considered the best season to plan this Trek in Nepal. All – weather, temperature, trail are unsupportive and the visibility is also affected by heavy rain and cloud.

(Please Note: If you are looking to participate in the major festivals celebrated in the Khumbu region, while trekking to the Everest base camp, we suggest you to plan your trek for late February or early March for Gyalpo Losar (Tibetan New Year), May for Buddha Jayati, October November for Mani Rimdu and June or July for Dumje (confirm the exact dates before booking).   

Joining Instructions and Arrival Complication:

This package by Desire Adventures includes the cost of airport-hotel-airport transfers. Therefore, a company representative will be sent as per your flight arrival time to guide you to the hotel booked for you in Kathmandu (in a private vehicle). Therefore, once outside the luggage hall, look for the company representative carrying paging board with your and company’s name printed on it. Once you find this person, carry your luggage and follow him/her to the shuttle waiting for you to transfer you from the airport to your hotel.  Make sure to avoid every person, who offers to help you carry your luggage or guide you to taxi stand, as they will be asking money as a service charge once you get to the taxi.   

The package guarantees…

  1. An English-speaking professional, trained, experienced and licensed local guide.
  2. A full support team of local porters and assistants
  3. 24x7 off-site team for additional support
  4. A full-board, meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee) and accommodation, during the trek
  5. Bed and Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  6. Ground transportations: i) Airport shuttle service and ii) Private vehicle for city tour.
  7. Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets and departure tax.
  8. Free spa as well as one hour body massage, after the trek.

Group Leader Description

All the group leaders/team leaders/guides employed by Desire Adventures are licensed, experienced, and friendly and know the Khumbu Region extremely well. These team leaders are very much dedicated to providing friendly and professional service and are very passionate about sharing their knowledge. Your 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek will be led by one of these guides. Apart from guiding you to your destination, these guides will also provide information on the places you are travelling through, suggest things to see and do, recommend best local eating hubs, introduce you to the local people: their lifestyle, culture, tradition, history, society and their community. The guides will also help you make friends with local people. Most importantly, these guides ensure that you return home with the best and hassle-free travel experience.   

Meals:

(13 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches and 13 Dinners on company)

This covers Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch and tea/coffee during the trek, breakfast in Kathmandu and two complimentary dinners (Welcome and Farewell dinners) in Kathmandu. However, for the remaining meals, the team leaders will suggest you some of the best and popular eateries in the area, allowing you the flexibility to decide as per your taste and budget.

Typical Nepali food will be served for welcome dinner; breakfast in Kathmandu will be as per the hotel menu; meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek will be as per the teahouse menu (variety of options to choose from) and your-choice food for farewell dinner. Since, food is the major part of this trekking adventure; our guides will make sure that they are freshly prepared using fresh local ingredients and are in good portions. Soft drinks and light snacks are not included in the package, but can be purchased at tea house.

Breakfast and Dinner will be provided in or near your accommodation and lunch will be served at one of the best teahouses/restaurants along the way to the day’s destination.

Accommodation:   

(2 days tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu, 11 days guest house/teahouse/lodge in Khumbu)

In Kathmandu, your accommodation is arranged in tourist standard hotels, whereas during the trek guest house/teahouse/lodges are the available accommodation options. The rooms will be provided on a twin-share basis, where you will be paired up with another member of the same gender. Triple share can be arranged upon request; however, for single supplements, extra charges will be applicable.

In the Khumbu region, guest houses with restaurant are known as tea houses. The rooms are very basic with basic furniture and most of them only feature two beds, pillows and blankets, but are very cozy. The room amenities decrease with the increase in altitude. Also, the chances of getting attached baths decrease with the increase in altitude. Where hot shower options are unavailable, a few buckets of hot water (for bathing purpose) can be arranged at extra cost. Dining Hall and toilets/bathrooms/restrooms (squat or western type) are usually common.

Where hydroelectric power options are not available (especially at higher altitude), rooms are lit using solar power. Therefore, make sure you charge your mobile phones and camera batteries at lower altitude. At higher altitude, some tea houses might also allow you to charge your appliances, but at extra cost.  

Transportation:

This package cost covers the cost of the flight tickets Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, airport shuttle and the charge of the vehicle used for city tour.

Communication Facilities:

Telephone and internet services are available at almost all the night stops. Hotels in Kathmandu provide free internet service, whereas the accommodation during the trek do not provide free internet service, but can be used by paying certain extra dollars. To be in a regular contact with your group, the team leaders are provided with a cellular phone from the company, which can be used by any member of the group in case of emergencies. Or, you can buy and use a local SIM card that is prepaid phone cards (requires 2 passport sized photos and passport visa copy to purchase the SIM card), and use it during your stay in Nepal.         

Solo Travelers:

Desire Adventures welcomes all solo travelers to join our group trips. When you join our groups, you will share your accommodation and other facilities with another member of the group, which helps you to save money. However, if you are not comfortable joining our existing group, we can definitely make the arrangement for you to travel solo (cost will be comparatively higher than travelling in a group).

Group Size:

Maximum 15, Average 5, Minimum 2

Tipping:

Leaving a tip for the service providers like guides, porters, drivers and waiters, although is not mandatory, it is appreciated. Tipping shows your satisfaction and gratitude toward the service provided and the service provider respectively. The amount is a personal preference.

Health, Fitness, Medications and Medical Facilities:

Health - In order to successfully complete this trek, you need to be in the best health condition. Therefore, we suggest you to get a physical examination at least 4-6 weeks prior to trek and seek advice, medication and permission from your doctor. Make sure that you are screened for illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, anemia, ulcer disease, cardiovascular disease and lung related problems. Cardiovascular risk assessment should also be made, especially for anyone with strong family history or person over the age of 40. Get a good dental check up, identify medicines that you are allergic to. Make sure you are immunized and vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, varicella, Hemophilus influenza type b infection, Hepatitis A and B Typhoid, rabies, yellow fever, cholera, meningococcal disease and encephalitis. In the absence of doctor, seek advice from local General Practitioner or travel clinics.

Fitness -The Everest Base Camp trail also demands excellent stamina along with tough determination. At an average you will have to walk for 6-8 hours every day and it’s a lot of uphill and downhill climb. Therefore, trekkers need to be physically fit. Consult your GP regarding the necessary guide walk prior to this trek. A few weeks of cardio exercise: brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, skipping etc. will help you get the fitness level to successfully complete the trek. Also, short hiking and camping experiences, before the Everest Base Camp trek are considered the plus points.

Medication - For the Everest Base Camp trek, we recommend you carry your regular personal medicines along with a First Aid kit. Also, add blister kit, sunscreen, bandages, insect repellent containing DEET, topical antibiotic cream, iodine tablets and /or water filter, Diamox or Acetazolamide, Acetaminophen or Tylenol for analgesia, Ibuprofen or Advil for analgesia and as an anti-inflammatory agent, Immodium or Lomotil for diarrhea, Afrin-a nasal decongestant, Pepcid or Zantac for heartburn, an antibiotic, especially a Quinolone such as Ciprofloxacin or Leavaquin, pain medicine such as Tylenol with codeine or Hydrocodone and if you are prone to exercise-induced Asthma or Asthma associated with bronchitis or upper respiratory infections, add Asthma inhaler to the kit.

Medical Facilities - Khunde Hospital  north of Namche Bazaar and a health post run by Himalayan Rescue Association at Pheriche are the are the medical facilities in the Khumbu region. Khunde Hospital has decompression chamber and the health post at Pheriche is equipped with Gamow bags and bottled oxygen for emergencies.  

Most important of all, we request you to inform us regarding your present health condition, pre-existing medical condition, illness and your regular medications. We also request you to be honest regarding these issues, so that we can provide instant assistance in emergencies during the trek.

 Safety and Security:

During this trek, your safety and security is our greatest concern. Since your team leader will be with you the entire time, during the trek, he is given the responsibility to safely take you to your destination and bring your back. The team leader is also given the authority to amend or cancel the itinerary, if it concerns your safety and security.

For the safety of your belongings (passport, air tickets, traveler’s check, cash, and other valuable items) we request you to bring a neck wallet or money belt. We strongly recommend not bringing valuable jewelry with you and even if you happen to bring one, we request you to store it in the safety deposit boxes available in the hotels in Kathmandu. Secure your luggage with a padlock.

Additional Rules:

  1. Do no contravene the laws and rules of the country.
  2. Do not carry any illegal drugs.
  3. Do not get involved with the sex workers

Local Dress:

Since the dress standards are comparatively conservative in Nepal, we recommend you to pack comfortable, yet modest clothing. We recommend you to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing, when packing your luggage, especially if you are planning your trek during summer. Also, avoid short dresses like shorts/skirts/singlet/tank tops, especially while visiting holy sites.

Emergency Contact Detail

Desire Adventures Pvt. Ltd.

From outside of Nepal: +977-1-4412014

From within Kathmandu: 4412014

From outside Kathmandu: 01-4412014

If you are using NTC, Ncell or any other mobile networks in Nepal: 01-4412014

Additional Information:

Visas

Foreign tourist (except Indians) visiting Nepal require a visa to enter Nepal. Chinese nationals can obtain free visa. Visas can either be obtained from the nearest Embassy/Consulate or Mission offices in your own country or upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport.

 To apply for a visa, you need 2 passport-sized photographs, receipt of online application, Visa fees in US dollars, your passport that is valid for at least 6 months, before the trip and a copy of passport of guardian, in case of minor below 10 years of age. Transit visa for foreign nationalities is only provided for 3 days. For the convenience of foreign nationals, visas are also provided from the borders listed below:

Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)

Tel: 977-1-4485173/4113045

Fax: 977-1-4113090

Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

Tel: 977-23-562054

Fax: 977-23-563569

Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

Tel/Fax: 977-51-5527447

Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border of Nepal)

Tel/Fax: 977-11-840196

Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Western Nepal)

Tel/Fax:  977-71-520629

Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Mid Western Nepal)

Tel/Fax: 977-81-412005

Mohana, Dhangadhi (Far Western Nepal)

Tel/Fax: 977-91-523246

Kanchanpur (Far Western Nepal)

Tel/Fax: 977-99-402004

Rashuwagadi

Tel: 977-10-6922722

Fax: 977-10-540133
Tourist Visa Fees:

Transit visa (3 days) Free of cost

Minimum USD 30 for up to 15 days

After 15 days USD 2/day (extension of the tourist visa, the fees chargeable for 15 days shall be levied  if the period is less than 15 days in every extension) 

Extra USD 20 for MRE facility for valid visa period.

Late fee to be charged extra USD 3/day

In case of minor, below 10 years of age, the visa is free of cost

(For more information, please visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np  or contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.)

Tel: 977-1- 4429659/4429660/4438862/4438868.

Fax: 977-1- 4433934/4433935

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Pack List for 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek

The company provides one porter for every two traveler. Each porter is only allowed to carry at a maximum weight of 25-30 kilograms. Therefore, we suggest you to pack as lightly as possible. Our porters carry all the trekking gears in a shared water-proof duffle, provided by the company. Your extra luggage can be left in a hotel in Kathmandu (free storage available). We recommend you to carry a lightweight cotton or plastic bag to keep your trekking gears separate. Kindly follow the checklist below to pack the required stuff during the trip:

Checklist for all seasons:

  • Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, 3 passport sized photo (2 for visa application and 1 for trekking permit)
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Reading/writing materials
  • Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronic or paperwork
  • Binoculars, camera
  • Umbrella
  • First-aid kit (containing lip balm, Aspirin/paracetamol, Band Aids/plasters, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenges, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or Ciprofloxin, antibiotic for Girdia, Diamox and any extra prescription drugs you are currently taking)
  • Protein bars, chocolates, dried fruits, candies and snack foods
  • Money- cash
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Money bag
  • Swiss army knife
  • Sleeping bag
  • Light weight Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries (quick drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clippers, face and body moisturizer, feminine hygiene products, small mirror
  • Day pack (with waist straps)
  • Alarm clock and torch/flashlight/headlamp
  • Lighter
  • Insect repellent
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • Small padlock
  • Stuff sack for dirty clothes/shoes
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Duffle Bag (will be provided by the company)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
  • Small wash towel
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bandana or broad brimmed sunhat, sunglasses, scarf
  • Bag liners
  • Sewing kit
  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket & trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Running shoes or sandals
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Underwear and Shorts
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)

Special Checklist for winter and high altitude

  • Layered clothing /Thermals  and Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March)
  • 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight  wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece or wool trousers/pants
  • Trekking pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens – wool or fleeced with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four season sleeping bag/sleep sheet (rated to -150 /00 F)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiters (optional)

        Special Checklist for summer

  • Lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/water proof jacket with hood and waterproof trousers (May to September)
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

Our Guides:

With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.

Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:

Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.

Round the clock service:

Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.

Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:

Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.

Importance to Sustainable Tourism:

We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.

No exceptions with quality and equipments:

Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency.  Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.

5:1 Client Guide Ratio

We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles. 

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Barbs GM

outstanding experience

We had an outstanding experience with Desire Adventures, They listened to our needs and they tried to do their best to satisfy us. Guide Kishor and porter Ritesh were outstanding. They took care of everything from arrival to departure, so that we could enjoy our entire time. Would absolutely book again with Desire Adventures &am Read More

Prazwal Sh

Just came back from 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek. It was a awesome experience. Unforgettable! My guide Hari was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and professional, always ready to answer my questions about the mountains and he made sure we had a clear idea of the itinerary and conditions for the following day. We will definite Read More


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