24-day Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is a perfect trekking to Everest base camp from Jiri and EBC hiking is suitable for long time hikers. The classic Everest Base Camp Trek follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Jiri to EBC trek is more scenic and beautiful than Lukla Everest Base Camp trek. It is a quite good trek if you are physically fit with sound health. Jiri is the starting point of this classic Everest Base Camp trek. You can reach to Jiri by bus and car drive from Kathmandu. The trail is less crowded and full of wonderful nature and culture. It is a good way to avoid a risky flight between Kathmandu and Lukla and helpful to acclimatize your body before reaching to Everest base camp height. Please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742 for more Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek information. We offer a cheap basic, budget and standard Everest Base Camp Trek cost from $1080-$ 2550 with fixed departure dates of 2023/2024.
Trek Name: Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
Trek Duration: 24 days
Trek Difficulty: Challenging
Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
Trek Altitude: 1300 m- 5500 m
Trek Cost: USD 1080-USD 2550
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Trek Package: Private/Group Trek
24 days Everest Base Camp/EBC Trekking Package via Jiri with price and departure dates.
Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek goes through many small villages with views of many mountain ranges. The Everest Base Camp trek via Jiri has a positive effect on a body and soul.Therefore, Jiri to EBC Trek is a kind of therapy to bring both body and mind again for a balance health. You will meet a lot of local Sherpa people and tourists from everywhere along the trail. You will get a beautiful experiences of wild rivers and majestic mountains like Ama Dablam. The friendly local people and Buddhism also gives a spiritual meaning of life.
The fantastic three week trek, Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Shivalaya and follows trail route used by the Everest expeditions of the 1950's. For the first week, you will walk on a real roller-coaster trail as you will walk across the grain of the country over high passes and through the deep valleys of the Solu Khumbu region. Each evening we stay a simple lodge on a peaceful Sherpa villages.
You will trek on a well established trails throughout. There is a fair amount of accumulated ascent and descents with several high passes-Lamjura Pass at 3530 m. Once you reach in Namche bazaar, you will be fit and well acclimatized in great shape to continue a classic trek route to Everest base camp. This is a long and tough trekking, relatively a high grade reflects a sustain nature in the first week trek and the high altitudes encounter in the final week of the trekking.
24 days Jiri to Everest base camp trek is one of the most popular trek in the world. Every year more 40,000 trekkers trek to Everest, but out of those only 400 trekkers trek from Jiri to EBC via Gauri Shankar Conservation area. In between Jiri and Lukla, the trekking trail is free from a herds of trekkers, you will encounter later on. Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek has completely different landscapes, people and villages.
Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty
The difficulty of Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek is moderate level. Participants should be strong and in good physical condition. You need to walk for 5-6 hours daily on an uneven, rocky and frequently steep terrain. No technical climbing and other special abilities are required. This trek route includes many sections of stone stairs. You will spend considerable time at altitudes between 3500 m and 5200 m which makes hiking more strenuous. A physical training should be undertaken at least 3 months in advance to prepare before this trek.
Accommodation during Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
There will be tidy, clean, modern tea house lodges accommodation-the best that are available in each village. This trip package is based on shared rooms usually twin-share and sometimes triple shares. Hot showers are available in all tea house lodges for paying an additional cost.
Meals on Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
You will get three times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trips. Also the snacks as well as ample hot and cold drinks can buy by paying extra cost. Please expect local food such as dal Bhat as well as Western-style dishes such as pizza, yak steak, chowmin, Momo and other dishes. Many of the lodges have power available with typical Asian plugs -two nail like horizontal prongs and offer to recharge for a fee.
Best Time for Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek
The best time of year, Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek are Spring from February, March, April and May and also Autumn from September, October, November and December. It is possible to make this trip in February and early September but it is cold and rain at this time of the year.Summer and rainy season is not really a good time for this trek.
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 Jiri Everest Base Camp 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.
Jiri Everest Base Camp 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.
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 (1300m)
Receive at Kathmandu airport on arrival and then drive to Hotel. In the afternoon, short trekking briefing and preparation for trekking. O/N at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Shivalaya (1810mm)
After breakfast we depart for the spectacular drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. We pass the original starting point for the Everest approach at Jiri and reach the remote settlement of Shivalaya (1810m) where we check in at our simple lodge accommodation.
Day 03: Trek to Bhandar (2110m, 6/7 hours)
Today we trek to the Deurali Pass (2730m) with the option to take the detour via the cheese factory at Thodung. Beyond the pass, we make the steep descent to Bhandar (2110m). 5 hours walking (6 - 7 hours with the Thodung detour) with 900 meters of ascent and 600 metres of descent.
Day 04: Trek to Sete (2520m, 7/8 hours)
We descend through terraced fields and forest to the Likhu Khola (river). Crossing the river, we start the long climb towards the Lamjura Pass. We reach our lodge accommodation at Sete (2520m). 7 to 9 hours of walking, with 1050 metres of ascent and 650 metres of descent.
Day 05: Trek to Junbesi (2580m, 6/7 hours)
We continue the climb to the Lamjura Pass (3530m). In Sherpa country now, we descend through forests of fir and hemlock and open hillside to our lodge close to Junbesi (2580m). 6 to 8 hours of walking with 1280 metres of ascent and 1220 metres of descent.
Day 06: Trek to Nunthala (2220m, 6/8 hours)
Today we get our first views of Everest at Khurrtang. We pass Ringmo, famous for its apple orchards and cider and cross the Traksindo La (3071m) to reach Nhuntala (2220m). 6 to 8 hours of walking, with 900 metres of ascent and 1250 metres of descent.
Day 07: Trek to Bupsa (23260m, 6/8 hours)
We reach the Dudh Khosi River and cross on a suspension bridge. Heading north now towards Everest, we make a gradual ascent of the valley, stopping tonight at Bupsa (2360m). 6 to 8 hours of walking, with 900 metres of ascent and 800 metres of descent.
Day 08: Trek to Surke (2290m, 6 hours)
The trail travels high above the river and negotiates several side valleys, as we continue our trek northwards to Surkhe, where the side trail heads up to Lukla Airstrip. We overnight in Surkhe (2290m). 6 hours of walking, with 700 metres of ascent and 600 metres of descent.
Day 09: Trek to Monjo ( 2835m, 6 hours)
After a couple of hours, we pass through Chheplung (2660m) and join the main Everest Trail from Lukla. Our trek continues through many small farms and villages to Monjo (2835m). 6 hours of walking, with 800 metres of ascent and 300 metres of descent.
Day 10: Trek to Namche bazaar (3420m, 4 hours)
Being well acclimatized from our trek, we can enjoy the short and steep ascent to our lodge in Namche Bazaar (3420m). 4 hours of walking, with 650 metres of ascent and 100 metres of descent.
Day 11: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar.
A day to explore in and around the Sherpa capital. We will all wish to make the hike to the classic viewpoint for Everest above Namche at approximately 3800 metres. Another option is to visit the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Kunde. We spend a second night at our lodge in Namche.
Day 12: Trek to Tengboche (3860m, 6/7 hours)
Our trail now follows the Imja Khola (river) to reach Thyangboche (3860m), located on a ridge below the impressive north ridge of Kang Taiga. We check into our lodge close to the monastery, one of the most important in Nepal. 6 to 7 hours of walking, with 985 metres of ascent and 706 metres of descent.
Day 13: Trek to Dingboche (4410m,6 hours)
We trek via Pangboche, the highest of the original permanent habitations in the valley and reach the seasonal settlement of Dingboche (4410m) at the entrance to the Khumbu Valley. Overnight in a lodge. 6 hours of walking, with 867 metres of ascent and 416 metres of descent.
Day 14: Rest day in Dingboche
We make a day hike into the upper Imja Valley, to Chukkung (4730m) below the tremendous south face of Lhotse. In the afternoon, having gained valuable acclimatization, we retrace our steps to Dingboche. Our second night in the Dingboche lodge. 5 hours of walking, with 440 metres of ascent and descent.
Day 15: Trek to Lobuche (4910m, 5/6 hours)
Continuing on the main trail we trek via Dugla and then beside the Khumbu Glacier to reach our lodge at Lobuche (4910m). 5 to 6 hours of walking, with 642 metres of ascent and minimal descent.
Day 16: Trek to Gorakshep (5140m, 3/4 hours)
We walk beside the Khumbu Glacier and cross a tributary dry glacier to reach the yak pastures at Gorak Shep (5140m) at the base of the viewpoint hill known as Kala Patar. The lodges here are necessarily basic, but the warm dining room will be a welcome refuge from the cold evening at this altitude. 3 to 4 hours walking, with 295 metres of ascent and 71 metres of descent.
Day 17: Trek to Everest Base Camp(5310m, 5/6 hours)
The big day as we trek to Everest Basecamp following first the lateral moraine then the Khumbu Glacier itself. During the spring season the basecamp will be busy with climbers and sherpas from multi national expeditions. After spending time at basecamp, we retrace our steps to our lodge at Gorak Shep. 5 to 6 hours of walking, with 174 metres of ascent and descent.
Day 18: Trek down to Pheriche (4227m, 7/8 hours)
Our lodge is at the foot of Kala Patar and we make an early morning ascent of this classic Everest viewpoint to around 5500 metres. Afterwards, we make the long descent through Lobuche to Pheriche (4270m) where we check in at a lodge. 7 to 8 hours of walking, with 495 metres of ascent and 1395 metres of descent.
Day 19: Trek to Phortse (3800m, 6/7 hours)
We follow the main base camp trail as far as Pangboche. Here, we climb to visit the monastery and then take an alternative high trail to the less often visited village of Phortse (3800m). 6 to 7 hours of walking, with 443 metres of ascent and 1254 metres of descent.
Day 20: Trek to Monjo (2800m, 6/7 hours)
We drop steeply down to cross the river at 3600 metres, before climbing to the Mon La (3973m). We then descend and rejoin the main Everest Trail to Namche Bazaar and continue to the village of Monjo. 6 to 7 hours of walking, with 648 metres of ascent and 1323 metres of descent.
Day 21: Trek to Lukla (2760m, 5/6 hours)
Mostly downhill today following the fall of the Dudh Kosi River, but there's a sting in the tail as we make the final short climb to our lodge accommodation in Lukla. 5 hours of walking, with 665 metres of ascent and 580 metres of descent.
Day 22: Lukla to Kathmandu
Flights out of Lukla are usually in the morning and we should arrive in Kathmandu with plenty of time for further sightseeing or shopping. We check in at our comfortable hotel and the rest of the day is free.
Day 23: Kathmandu Tour or Free day in Kathmandu.
We have a free day in Kathmandu, with time to explore the Nepalese capital's colorful streets, markets and temples. We spend a final night at our Kathmandu hotel.
Day 24: Transfer to Kathmandu airport.
Final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home.
Note: If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Lukla to Kathmandu on return. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter which costs US $ 500 per person. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients to get outbound flight on scheduled time.
Any other services not specified in the 'Cost includes
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.