25-day trek to Annapurna Everest base Camp is a long ABC EBC trekking offers the best hiking experience in the Himalayas with cost and itinerary. It is a tea house trek to Everest Base Camp has more risk of AMS than Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna and Everest are both a good adventure destinations in the world. ABC and EBC is a very popular trekking area of Nepal. We, first trek to Annapurna base camp is helpful to acclimatize for Everest Base Camp Trek. Please email us at email@example.com and call or leave message on WhatsApp + 977 9851023742 to customize Everest Annapurna base camp trek cost and itinerary 2024/2025.
Name: Annapurna Everest Base Camp Trek
Trek Duration: 25 Days
Trek Difficulty: Challenging
Trek Season: Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/June
Trek Altitude: 850 m-5300 m
Trek Cost: USD 1190-USD 2730
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Trek Package: Lodge to Lodge Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
25 days Annapurna & Everest Base Camp Trek cost with departure dates.
Trek around Annapurna and Everest Base Camp is a beautiful trek through rural settlements where small farming communities cling to the sides of valleys.The life is pretty good much as it is a hundred years ago. You will meet the Gurung people along the trail especially in the village of Ghandruk and Chhomrong. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the best choice if you are looking for more local flavor. There are traces of Hinduism and Animism in the Annapurna which give a slightly different vibe on ABC trek.
Everest Base Camp is the best trekking destinations in the world if you are coming just the mountains view. Everest Base Camp is a high altitude trek through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Himalayas. Trekking around Everest base camp is traditionally home to Sherpa people and Buddhist monasteries and you can feel a strong sense of spirituality as you pass through different Sherpa villages.
Pokhara, a beautiful lake city is the gateway to Annapurna base camp trek. You can travel to Pokhara by bus and flight. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is quite easy than Everest Base Camp Trek. If you do Annapurna base camp trek first, then it is helpful for Everest base camp trek. The starting point of Everest Base Camp is Lukla. You can take a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is also possible to start a trek from Jiri to Lukla. The views on the way are worth the journey.
ABC and EBC Trek Package
We cater budget, standard and full fledged trekking package to Everest Base Camp trip. On the package, the three times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea houses accommodation, trek permit, guide and round-trip flight tickets are included. The guide, permit and flight cost with accommodation is included on budget Everest Base camp trek. On standard trip package, guide, permit, flight cost, tea house accommodation with 3 times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. On our full fledged Everest Base Camp trek cost-guide, permit, flight cost, tea house accommodation with 3 times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner, porter, transfer-airport pick and drop with necessary hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
ABC EBC Trek Difficulty
Everest Base Camp is a challenging grade trek to EBC and Kala Pattar. Some previous trekking experience is helpful.If you do not take part in regular exercise or hill walking then you should do some physical preparation beforehand. The maximum altitude of EBC trek is 5,545 m and an average is approximately 3,900 m. Ample time is given for acclimatization, but altitude is a factor. Walking hours stated in the itinerary are given as approximates only. Timings stated exclude lunch stops and will vary depending on the pace of your group.
EBC and ABC Trek Accommodation
You will get tea house accommodation along the trail.The lodges are very simple with basic facilities. You will get twin-sharing bedrooms throughout this trek. Beds with foam mattresses, bed sheets and a pillow are provided. Bedrooms are unheated and cold at night so you will need to bring a sleeping bag. Most lodges have only one or two basic toilets and sometimes these are located outside the main lodge building.
Toilets-Toilets are usually Asian ’squat’ style; although many lodges have now installed ‘western style’ seated ones. Toilet paper is not provided so you should bring your own or buy it locally (please dispose of it in the bin provided – do not put it in the bowl). If there is not a flush handle, there should be a container of water to pour down – if it is empty (or frozen) please either refill it or ask the lodge too.
Hot Shower-Mostly lodges have hot 'showers' charged at approx. Rs 250-Rs 500 per shower. Sometimes a hot shower is simply a bucket of hot water and not a shower head. As a general rule, the higher you go to, the lodges are more basic and the more expensive food and services become. However, we discourage our groups from using water heated by wood as a lack of firewood in villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal. Access to electricity points for charging devices will cost extra. Wi-Fi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor.
Food on Trek around Annapurna and Everest Base Camp
The three times meals-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included in the package cost.There are a choices of eating options.Your guide will be able to suggest food items during your trip. The menus in the tea houses are varied, ranging from traditional Nepalese Dhal Bhat to pizza and apple pie. Vegetarians are well catered in Nepal.
Breakfast-Breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or rice porridge or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. Although meat is available in the tea houses, we advise you not to eat meat on the trek. The meat has often been carried in heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges. So, meat can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitizer.
Lunch and Dinner-During a tea house trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner same tea house where you spend night, lunch will be eaten at one of trail side restaurants. Every tea house serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza, pasta and french fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the tea houses and trail side restaurants. And, of course, Nepali milk tea is served everywhere. All tea houses have boiled water for trekkers. We discourage the purchase of bottled water while on the trail. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem.
WiFi and Internet Access
Hotels in Kathmandu generally have excellent WiFi connections. Most hotels offer free WiFi in public areas. While trekking WiFi may be available in tea houses and lodges for a small cost.The higher you go the use of WiFi and internet will be extra cost and likely the slower the speed. Your tour leader will be able to offer some advice on communications in remote areas of the country. Please note that most tea houses do not have electrical outlets in rooms to charge devices but are shared in the main dining area with an additional cost. Past travelers have found portable solar chargers to be very useful.
Electricity on the ABC/EBC Trek
Almost all lodges have electricity but it is not wholly reliable and lighting may not be bright enough to read by – a torch is essential. Electrical charging facilities are generally available only in the dining room (charged at approx. Rs 150-RS 350 per hour per device). Many of the lodges use solar power so sometimes there is not enough electricity for charging. Many lodges have Wi-Fi these days – in some areas it works well but in others, it is slow and temperamental.
EBC/ABC Trek Seasons and Weathers
The main trekking season in Nepal is from September to mid-June when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600 m and progressively lower the higher we go. Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.
Post Monsoon/Autumn Season
From mid-September to November is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as to minus 10ºC at the highest altitudes
From December to end February is an ideal time to trek in Nepal although it is colder. Skies are usually very clear especially in December and the mountain views are at their best. Nights will be very cold with temperatures down to minus 15ºC to minus 20ºC at the highest altitudes but days are pleasant and sunny. The trails are also much less busy at this time of year. In Kathmandu maximum daytime temperatures are 19ºC.
From March to May holds both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but often a haze will build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring. Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Please remember that in any mountain area, the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above
Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal.The tea houses sell boiled water for approx. Rs 150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle. Alternatively, all tea houses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with you and use an effective form of water treatment.Handheld UV filters such as a ‘Ste Ripen’ are very effective, can treat 1 liter of water in a couple of minutes and the water is ready immediately – look for lightweight lithium battery models and remember that you will need to bring a wide-mouthed bottle (e.g. Nalgene) for use with these devices.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel. Free day in the afternoon and trek briefing in the afternoon.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Birethanti(1,015 m, 8 hrs)
Your guide will pick you up you at hotel and escort to the bus station. You will drive by tourist bus through the beautiful rivers Trisuli and Marsyangdi which is very popular for rafting as well. Pokhara is very popular for the panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machapuchare in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. Pokhara is a beautiful city of lakes, caves, and Buddhist and Hindus temples and continue further drive to Nayapul. As you arrive here, hike about 30 minutes further to get Birethanti village. Birethanti is a large village with many shops and guesthouses. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 03: Birethanti to Ghandruk (1,950m, 6 hours).
The early part of trek is gradual ascend over the flat land with rice terraces until Syuali bazaar with mixed ethnic groups of people. To reach the next destination Kyumi hill, a village inhabited by mostly Gurung and few Brahmins the trail is gradual ascent passing through terraces and few settlements. Now the steep ascent trail moves uphill to reach Ghandruk village. There are many lodges, Gurung museum and traditional houses made of stone slabs. Furthermore, you can see Annapurna South (7229 m.), Hiunchuli (6441 m.), Annapurna III (7755 m.), Glacier dome (7200 m.) and Fishtail (6,997 m.) very clear.
Day 04: Ghandruk to Chomrong village(2140m, 6 hours)
Today, you will trek from Ghandruk village to Chomrong village. The trail from Ghandruk to Komrong Danda is slowly up. From Komrong Danda, you will trek downhill to Komrong Khola. Again climb up to Chhomrong, Chhomring is another nice and big village. If the weather is nice, you will have nice Mountain View, overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Chhomrong to Bamboo(2400m, 6 hours)
Breakfast and trek descends to Chhomrong Khola and the steep uphill trek to Sinuwa. The trial follows the river through another tiny settlement known as Bamboo which has some tea houses and overnight stay at guest house.
Day 06: Bamboo – Deurali (2920 m, 9 km).
A short day but steep uphill trek to Deurali.
Day 07: Deurali – MBC – ABC(Annapurna Base camp) (4130m, 8km)
Breakfast and trek 5 to 6 hours to Annapurna base camp via Machhapuchhare base camp. An amazing point of this trek.
Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo (2335m, 17 km).
A full and easy day downhill as you get more oxygen the more you descend, left ABC around 8.30 AM and reached Bamboo around 3 pm. Could easily have walked for another hour or two to reach Shine, but decided to stop at Bamboo to take advantage of the hot shower there.
Day 09: Bamboo – Jhinu Hot Spring (1710m, 12km).
Another easy day, with a big climb back up to Chhomrong, here you can decide if you want to walk towards Ghandruk (5 hours walk) from where you can get transportation back to Pokhara or continue your trek to Poon Hill. We decided to head back to Jinhu to enjoy the hot springs and rest.
Day 10: Jhinu Hot Spring to Pokhara(850m, 4 hours trek, and 3 hours drive)
Breakfast and trek to Motkyu or Siwai for 4 to 5 hours walk ends and get sharing jeep drive back to Pokhara and stay night at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu(200km, 6 hours drive)
Breakfast and get tourist bus drive back to Kathmandu for 6 hours. Stay night at Hotel Thamel Eco Resort or similar standard hotel.
Day 12: Kathmandu to Phakding (2600m, 8 km, 3 to 4 hours hike)
Early morning wake up and take the flight to Lukla with enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas. And you begin the trek to Phakding for 3 to 4 hours an easy and enjoyable trek.
Day 13: Phakding to Namchee Bazaar (3440m, 13km, 6 hours)
You will trek the ascending hill to reach Namche Bazaar. Namche bazar is a main gateway to enter the Everest Base Camp trekking. You will takes acclimatization days excursion at Namche bazaar city, Thame and Khumjung. Stay overnight at Namche Bazar
Day 14: Kyanjuma (3440m, 7 km, 3 to 4 hours hike)
You will spend a day in Namche Bazaar acclimatising to the altitude and short days treks to the surrounding villages of Thame and Khumjung. You will get opportunity to glimpse of the peak of awesome Mt. Everest. You will do hikes approx. 3 to 4 hours for maintain the fitness level. Stay overnight at Kyanjuma.
Day 15: Namche bazaar - Thyangboche (3810m, 8 km, 6 to 7 hours trek)
After breakfast you will go upward stair for 6 to 7 hour trek through passes wood and rhododendron forests to reach Tengboche. On the way you will view unbelievably beautiful mountain likes Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest rise in front. Stay overnight at Tengboche.
Day 16: Tengboche - Dingboche (4410m, 10km, 5 to 6 hours trek)
Today you will trek to Dingboche through passing the bridges, rivers with sweeping views of the Himalayan region. You will again take an acclimatize in Dinboche to balance the body fitness. Dingboche is the only place to grow the barley in this region, also you will view outstanding mountains . Stay overnight at Dingboche.
Day 17: Dingboche (Rest Day , 5 to 6 hours hike)
Today you will take an acclimatization day. You will hike to Chhukung or Nagarzhang Peak a small summer settlement. From there you will view stunning ranges of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the Amphu Lapcha pass. Stay overnight at Dingboche.
Day 18: Dingboche - Lobuche (4900 m, 7km, 4 to 5 hrs trek)
You will walk a steep, tough climb through alpine meadows and yak pastures towards Lobuche. As you will spectacular views of Nuptse mountain and great magnificent sunset view. Stay overnight at Lobuche.
Day 19: Everest base camp (5300m, 15km, 7 to 8 hours trek)
Today you will climb challenging pasture for the Everest Base Camp. The route follows the Khumbu Glacier with intriguing 15m high seraces of ice, and an unique to Himalayan glaciers. Return to Gorakshep for spend an overnight.
Day 20: Gorakshep - Pheriche (4270m,15km, 7 to 8 hours trek)
An early morning you will trek to Kala Pattar for stunning sunrise views of Everest and surrounding vistas. Later, you will descend to Pheriche within 7 to 8 hours trek.
Day 21: Pheriche - Kyangjuma (3550m, 19 km, 6-7 hours trek)
You will descend through Pangboche, with observing a great gompa, to Kyangjuma. The gompa is one of the oldest in Khumbu, built over the hermitage of Khumbu’s saint, Lama Sanga Dorje. Stay overnight at Kyangjuma.
Day 22: Kyangjuma - Monjo (2835m, 10 km, 5-6 hours trek)
You will continue descent trek to the small village of Monjo. You will follow the ascents and descents path and enjoy the view. Stay overnight at Monjo.
Day 23: Monjo - Lukla (2860m, 13km, 5-6 hours trek)
You will trek back to Lukla. After that you will relax and chill day. Stay overnight at Lukla.
Day 24: Lukla - Kathmandu (1300m, 30 Minutes by flight)
Early morning you will take your flight back to Kathmandu. After check in hotel,you will have rest of the day and free for shopping, sightseeing and relaxing.
Day 25: Kathmandu Airport
Breakfast, and free day until airport time walking around Thamel market for the last minutes shopping to your families, relatives and friends and final transfer to airport to get your flight back to home.
Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek
We provide one porter for every two travelers. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter. The maximum the porters carry is 10 Kg per passenger. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only allows for a weight limit of 10 Kg for luggage, and 5 Kg for hand luggage. Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu but you will need to take all your trekking gear with you. Available for Rent: Sleeping Bag (NPR 200 - 300 NPR per day)
Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)
Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
Passport (required) (With photocopies)
Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
Cash, credit and debit cards
Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, band aids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes,
antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra
prescription drugs you may be taking)
Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
Locks for bags
Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
Reusable water bottle
Small travel towel
Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
Watch and alarm clock
Waterproof backpack cover
Windproof rain jacket
Health and Safety:
Face masks (required)
Hand sanitizer (required)
Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
High Altitude Trekking:-
Down jacket (Recommended for winter season)
Hiking boots (Worn frequently prior to departure)
Pack liners to waterproof bags
Reusable water bottler - minimum 1 litre (Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best)
Sandals (For wearing around camp in the evenings)
Sleeping bag and liner, 4 season
Spare boot laces
Thermal base layer
Windproof rain gear
Laundry- Laundry facilities are offered by some of tea house and hotel for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Passports-As a general rule, your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.
Nepal Visas-All foreign nationals require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US $30: Multi Entry Visa for 30 days - US $50 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $125. All travellers are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to get visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport.
Money Matters-Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.As currency exchange rates in Nepal fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. As of June 2022 the exchange rate for NEPAL was 1 USD = 122 NPR (Nepalese Rupees). There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard but these are limited to Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche Bazaar. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 4%-6% transaction fee.
Departure Tax-All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.
Tipping-Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. You may do this individually, or your CEO will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $1-$2 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service, for porters during the trekking portion of your trip, the recommended amount is 300-500 Rs (4-7 USD) per day; ask guide for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your guide and porter did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-30 USD per person, per week can be used.
Safety and Security-We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.
Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. Swimming, including is always at your own risk.
Drugs and Smoke-Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is not acceptable for our travellers, also illegal in Nepal. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. We have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Travel Insurance-Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Local Dress-In Nepal the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of summers. In predominately Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tank tops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites. While visiting monasteries, please make sure you wear long trousers and open your shoes and stay quiet before entering the monasteries.
Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
International Flights-Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.
Personal Health-You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that sometimes we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons your guide are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Asia pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs as you get at home but they are usually produced locally so please bring the full drug name with you when trying to purchase a prescription drug.
2. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking anywhere between 2 to 7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 5545 meters.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. For this it needs extra cost.
4. In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary.
5. You must bring an emergency fund of USD 500 in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or cancelled flights.
6. We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
7. The minimum age for this trip is 15 at time of travel.
9. You may be asked to provide 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit.
Altitude Sickness-Travelers to altitudes higher than 2,50 m are at risk of altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). This can be life-threatening and affect anyone, even people who are very physically fit. There is a higher risk for those who have had altitude sickness before, who exercise or drink alcohol before adjusting to the altitude, or who have health problems that affect breathing. If your tour travels to high altitude, see your doctor for advice specific to you and your situation before you depart. It is important to be aware of the normal altitude symptoms that you may encounter BUT NOT worry about:
1.Periods of sleeplessness
2.Occasional loss of appetite
3.Vivid, wild dreams at around 2500-3800m in altitude
4.Unexpected momentary shortness of breath, day and night
5.Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy, or experience other symptoms, please be sure to let your guide know immediately so that we can monitor your condition. Please be aware that should your guide deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, they will arrange for you to descend to a lower altitude.
Medical Facilities and Treatment-Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.
Alcohol and Caffeine-Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.
Monsoon-The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.
Lukla Flights-Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly and we may be forced to change the trip itinerary accordingly. Travelers need to be prepared for all weather conditions.In the Himalayas weather can cancel or delay the scheduled flight(s) to/from Lukla airport. To be sure that you make your trek, or return from it, it may be necessary to make this flight by a chartered helicopter. Helicopters can operate in some weather that aircraft cannot. Should a helicopter be needed, it will be at the expense of the travellers, and not something covered by Mission Eco Trek. Please keep approximately USD 500 (one way) accessible in case this situation presents itself. Hopefully weather delays will not occur, or if they do it will be for a limited time. Should the delays stretch into days and neither helicopter nor flight are a viable option, a collective decision will be made by the group on how to proceed. This is especially true if the delays are prior to the trek, as the original trek may no longer be feasible. We are here to help with this process.
Emergency Fund-Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $700 (or equivalent) cash as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This includes the USD $500 cash emergency helicopter funds.
Drones in Nepal-Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.
Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.