10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek
Tengbuche (3,860m)
  • Trip Code: dwt001
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Challenging
  • Max. Altitude: 5,555m at Kalapatthar
  • Nature of Trek: Tea House Trekking
  • Accommodation: Tea house during the trek
  • Meals: All meals during the trek
  • Transportation: Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)
  • Group Size: 2-12
  • Best Season: Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec,
  • Trip Starts: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trip Category: Everest Region Trekking
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
10 Days incl. Flights / Bus ...
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US$ 1250
US$ 1100

About Trip

Ever dreamt of trekking to the world’s highest peak? The alluring Himalayas in Nepal are a sight to behold. Weaving through the Mahalangur Himalaya range, Trekking to the Everest Base Camp is the most rewarding ultimate adventurous epic journey is for intrepid trekkers for life changing experience. . The world's highest peak is remunerated with Thrilling heights, breathtaking scenery, challenging landscapes—the world’s best trekking trail not to mention diverse flora and fauna, frozen lakes, and beautiful mountain vistas, suspension bridges spanning chasms of thin air, Buddhist monasteries, unrefined Sherpa culture. With both astonishing views and marvelous adventure , this trek is an opportunity to the roof of the world . Once you taste the cold breeze of Everest base camp, you'll remain nostalgic about it your entire life. Imagine you're surrounded by world highest peaks around you and everything seems so pure and heavenly, that's what Everest base camp is!

Trip Highlights
  • Sherpa culture, lifestyles and monasteries
  • Beauty of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • Other peaks Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m) and Cho Yu (8,201m)
  • Wide range of Flora and Fauna
  • Stunning Khumbu Glacier
  • Wildlife like snow leopards, musk deer and Himalayan Monal
  • Panoramic view from Kala Pathar (5,555m)
  • World’s highest airport in Syanboche
  • The ancient monastery in Tengboche

Benefits

  • Airport  arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

One of the most popular treks, the Everest Base Camp trek was first conquered by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. So, Everest has traditionally been the ultimate goal for mountaineers. This remarkable trek passes through the Sherpa town, where trekkers acclimatize and admire the lifestyle and the warm hospitality of the locals. Besides Mt. Everest, other tall peaks of the world are clearly visible and is a sight not to miss. The biodiversity is attractive at the Sagarmatha National Park (world heritage site).

The Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trek mountaineers want to accomplish when they come to Nepal. Every moment of the trek is worth the dedication and the challenges that have to be faced. The sense of achievement of facing the world’s highest mountain cannot be compared to any other feeling.

The journey to the Everest Base Camp begins with 40 minutes’ flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You will begin the trek into the Solu Khumbu Region to Namche Bazaar (3,440m); the Sherpa capital of Nepal or also known as the gateway to Everest. In this small town, you will experience the beautiful scenery and the lifestyle of the locals. From Namche Bazaar, you will continue the trail trekking up to Tengboche, where you’ll come across an ancient Buddhist monastery. Then you’ll further continue your trek to Dingboche. As you’re slowly nearing towards your destination, the altitude and the challenges increase. The efforts and dedication make this trek worth the time. The journey further continues to Lobuche given the spectacular views over the Himalayas. We then trek to the Everest Base Camp, the nearest you could ever be to Mt. Everest (8,848m) and back to Gorakshep (5,185m). The next day we hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,555m) where we can witness the sunrise on the Mt. Everest and also view the Khumbu glacier. We trek back to Gorakshep then to Pheriche and we descend down to Namche Bazaar following to Lukla. Then we take the domestic flight back to Kathmandu.

The walk through the Himalayas is a stunning journey from the start to finish and allows you to not only be able to see the incredible scenery of the highest mountains in the world but also to experience the lifestyle of the locals up there. No matter the case, your journey to the Everest Base Camp Trek will be full of challenges, excitement and beauty. 10 days trek is challenging as there is no acclimatization, so clients should look at our:
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Note: It is a very important notice to all our clients who are booking 10 days everest base camp trek to inform you that it's very challenging journey to complete in 10 days deu to various reason like weather, climates and with that's said you also must be physically fit to complete it in 10 days as EBC itself is very challenging and it becomes to when it's needed to be completed in 10 days.  Discovery world Trekking would also like to recommend all our valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we departed and start our  10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The Reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day. This pre-meeting will give a Clear idea about the necessary types of equipment and the challenges you may face in the trek which will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be prepared and excited about the trek. Similarly, it is best to have at least 1 or 2 days extra cause the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu might be cancelled or delayed due to bad weather and that might make you miss your international flight back to home.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Flight to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 40 minutes, Trek to Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8562 ft ) - Walking Distance (6.2km/3.85 miles) - 3 hours

After a proper meal of breakfast, we will head to the Tribhuvan International Airport for the 40 minutes scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804m). We will begin our journey towards Everest Base Camp through a prosperous village of Lukla by following the trail of the Dudh Koshi River until we reach Phakding. To acclimatize, today will just be a short hike day. The rest of the day, we can discuss the schedule of the next day trek, relax at the lodge with the melody & peace of nature. Then we still stay. In this way, our first day of Everest base camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 2 : Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)- Walking Distance (7.4km/4.6 miles) - 6 hours

We will be following the banks of Dudh Koshi river on the second day of our Everest base camp trek, crossing the exciting river via the suspension bridges. We will be crossing one of the famous bridge, the Hillary Suspension Bridge. We will be arriving at the Sagarmatha National Park where our permits will be registered to continue our trek further. Moving ahead, the trail becomes challenging in the steep climb through the dense forest, finally arriving at Namche Bazaar. This Sherpa town or the gateway to "Everest Base Camp", has many quality restaurants, hotels, shops. In this way, our second of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 3 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft)-Walking Distance (9.2km/5.72 miles) - 5 hours

The trek continues as the elevation slowly increases. During a clear sky, magnificent views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam can be seen. It is absolutely stunning. The trail leads us to a pine forest where local wildlife may be spotted such as musk deer or herd of Himalayan Thar. We will be passing through the pine forests and then be crossing the prayer flags, decorated over the bridge of the Dudh Koshi river. We arrive at the ancient Tengboche monastery which has a 20 feet sculpture of Budhha. After a successful day 3 trek towards Everest base camp, you'll definitely be more excited for the next day!

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 4 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360m/14,290 ft)-Walking Distance (12 km/7.45miles) - 5 hours

The uphill trek continues as we head to Pangboche. On the trek, we will pass through many chortens and mani walls and small villages. We will get a spectacular close up of the peak Ama Dablam. We will be entering the Imja valley following the Lobuche river then climbing a steep trail eventually reaching towards Dingboche. We also cross through many meadows and forests. After finally reaching Dingboche, we get an attractive view of Ama Dablam peak (6,812m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m). We spend overnight at this traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche at a lodge. In this way, our 4th of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 5 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m/16,175 ft)-Walking Distance (6.6km/4.10 miles) - 5 hours

The trek to Lobuche will indeed be a rewarding one as it will be filled with beautiful mountain views. The trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and a small collection of lodges. The trek becomes more challenging as we reach a higher elevation. We will also pass by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. The hike to Lobuche is pleasant. This large settlement has impressive shops and hotels in marvellous settings. In this way, our 5th of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 6 : Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back (5,364m/17,598ft)to gorak shep (5,185m/ 17,010 ft)-Walking Distance (15 km/9.32 miles) -6-8 hours

The awaited day is finally here. Today we trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), the nearest you could ever be to Mt. Everest without being a climber. We will be trekking though the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, climbing over steep trails and finally reaching Gorak Shep. We take a break for lunch and then further continue our trek to the Everest Base Camp. Once reaching the Everest Base camp, you really appreciate the Everest climbers who bravely stepped the hazardous routes. Then we trek back to Gorak Shep.
In this way, our 6th of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 7 : Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m/18,208ft)-walking distance (1.2km, 0.7 miles) viewpoint, trek to Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft) -Walking Distance (9.6km/6 miles) - 5 hours

Early morning, we will hike to the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,555m). During our hike, we will be stopping for a while to snap amazing pictures of the viewpoints. After an hour, we will finally reach the viewpoint and we’ll get to see the amazing sunrise view on the Mt. Everest and other peaks. After admiration, we will trek back to Gorak Shep then heading downwards to Pheriche; a small beautiful. In this way, our 7th of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 8 : Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) walking Distance(14.3km/8.88miles) - 6-7 hrs

Today, we will be trekking down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron trees. We will stop for lunch after 3-4 hours of trekking. Soon after, we will be crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi river. As we return through the, we also keep an eye for the wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colourful pheasants etc. We will finally reach Namche Bazaar where we will relax in the lodge and meet up for dinner. In this way, our 8th of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 9 : Namche Baazar to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) walking Distance (13.5km/8.32miles) - 6-7 hrs

A long but rewarding trek back to Lukla, from where it all started. We will be trekking down the Dudh Koshi valley, uphill to Lukla from the Kusum stream. The trail becomes steep as we head towards the west. We will reach a small village which will lead us down to the main trail joining at the side stream before Toktok. As we further continue, we will finally reach the large town of Lukla. In this way, our 9th of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful & we'll be ready for the Next Day!

Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel with included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Day 10 : Fly back to Kathmandu

We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu if everything goes according to the schedule, reflecting an amazing journey to the Everest Base Camp. Once you reach your hotel, it is entirely up to you what you want to go ahead. If you want, we can arrange a tour of the Kathmandu city where you will visit the UNESCO world heritage sites etc. In this way, our journey of the Everest Base Camp trek will be successful!

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)  Tickets and airport departure taxes
  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation (Generally twin Sharing room)- 9 Nights
  • All Standard Meals (10 Lunches, 09 Dinners and 10 Breakfasts)  during the trek.
  • Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader,(8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
Cost Excludes
  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after  we start our journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense  (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee),  extra porters etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory 
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

 

Thank you for choosing DWT! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Nepal!

Trip Note

The beginning of the journey towards 10 days-Everest Base Camp

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival which is not included in package cause there are a variety of hotels, lodge and homestays (Budget and luxury both) from which you can choose any of them online very easily and even we can do it for you but it's up to you. As you'll be in a new place it's generally hard to navigate place around so if you want us to recommend or manage hotels for you on arrival, we'll be pleased to do that for our all valuable clients, Then the next day, in the early morning we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes.

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

When you're new to any place, it's really hard to find places and many tourists have complained about the expensive taxi fare so,  Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Everest Base Camp Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.

 

Accommodation Details During The Trek

The Trek is a 10 days long trek with 9 nights at a mountain Best Possible lodge accommodation and will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. The higher you get the lodging facility gets little bit declined as in mountain regions it's hard to provide all facilities like Kathmandu city, most of the lodges have squat toilet system up there and  Generally twin Sharing room with mattresses, blanket and pillows will be available (Single room can be provided on request and it will cost some additional charge). Tho DWT will provide attached bathroom in every possible lodge, in some places, there can be a shared bathroom at higher elevation areas. Two nights Hotels in Kathmandu is required as you would want to rest before and after the trek which is not included in the package as There is the excellent range of hotels for all kind of budgets available which you can easily book online or we can manage for you if you want us to do. Discovery World Trekking has good public relation with local service providers in the Himalaya region.

Note - Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

 

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations near world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal in this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.

There will be 10 Breakfasts, 10 Lunch and 9 Dinners will be provided in the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are -

 Ten Breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates etc)

Ten lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dalh Bhat power 24 hour)  Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Nine  dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (,Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.)

are available on the menu during the trek. The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.

Tho plenty of non-veg item will be available we won’t recommend any of them because meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

Note - All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

 

Best Season For Everest Base Camp Trek 10 days


The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Everest Base camp cause no one is beyond nature. Tho live forecast of Everest base camp can be gain here , it’s yet very hard to predict being 100% sure. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest base camp trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, the temperature is also exquisite with sunlight being warm and the environment after delving of the sun is not as cold as other months.

Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.

 

January – February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result to extreme cold temperature. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold but it’s perfectly fine to trek in these months as discovery world trekking make sure of every possible safety during the trek but if you are allergic to extreme cold, you shouldn’t be trekking at these month or else people trek 12 months of the year and leave their footprints around the world’s highest peaks.

Temperature: Temperatures  ranges from 15°C to -15°C.

 

March – April

This is the one of  best time of the season to hike in the Everest Base Camp. The weather is very favourable during this month. Stunning views of the Himalaya ranges and glaciers will be seen. March being beginning of the Spring season, The weather starts to warm up during these months.  During these months, all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter back to life feeding and breeding in the sun kissed temperatures. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition in this time.

Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C.  

 

May to June

This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

Temperature- Around 25°C. At daylight and it drops down to around -5°C.  

July to August

The rainfall hits at its peak during this time, below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, Flights to Lukla may get canceled at beginning or end of the trek but trekkers are seen in those month too trekking towards everest base camp, it’s challenging but not impossible, if you choose to trek in these months Discovery world trekking will take care of your safety at its fullest as it does in every month but as the way is not that favorable its not highly recommended to trek in these months but  The rainfall also provides spectacular views of the waterfall and avoid the crowds like other months.

 

Temperature- Around 27°C at daylights to 5°C

September to October

This is also one of the perfect seasons for the EBC Trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favourable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek, usually from mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.

Temperature- Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees

November to December

As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Himalaya region and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get very colder . November is the busy season people all over the world come at these months as its the clearest month with sparkling days and amazing views of humongous mountains. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow like diamonds in the sky.

Please Note: The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night..

Acclimatization

Altitude sickness is commonly faced by many trekkers and will need immediate treatment and shouldn’t be left ignored. In this trek, we will be acclimatizing in two places; Namche Bazaar and Dingboche. This trek is relatively challenging  compared to the Everest Base Camp 14 days’ trek. At Namche Bazaar, trekkers can explore the famous Sherpa town and adjust to the thin air. We will also be having a second-day acclimatization at Dingboche where we will climb the ridge behind the village to take a look at the stunning views of the peaks. Our trekking leader and guide are well trained and experienced at high altitude and they have extensive first aid training as well. Your health and safety are important to us and we guarantee that it will be our very first priority. In case you have been rigorously affected, the only cure would be to descend immediately. Also, it is important to know that your group leader has the definitive response to decide whether you can continue the trek based on your overall health conditions.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging yet rewarding trek. The hiking will be from 5 to 7 hours a day depending the on the destination, taking regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well. To go on such treks, the fitter, the more comfortable and enjoyable the journey will be. If you have an experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage for you. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lungs disease.

Trekking group/single

The group is generally about 2 to 12 packs on the trek. A group of 8 will be accompanied by a leader, assistant guide, and porters. We are also happy to organize a single private trek with your own family time frame.

A typical day on the trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest.

The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places.

Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy on board games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

On the Everest Base Camp Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes.

We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader to at least once in a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access of connecting.

Note-  Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu is up to our clients themselves as all kind of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on the trek

Throughout the lodges at 10 days-Everest base camp, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

Note-  You shouldn't drink water from river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Travel insurance

This trip grade is ranked the challenging difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The  10 days Everest base camp trek. All the members of trekking the must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude (up to 6000m) for trekking members.

We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy.

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Note- Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash on arrival on Tribhuwan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).

We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.

The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.

Despite having security advantage of traveller's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.

During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency

Note- Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during 10 days-Everest Base Camp Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what is essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.

Note-  We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing before we start our journey in our Office.

Everest Base Camp Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable clients safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

 

Equipment lists for 10 days Everest Base Camp Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

 

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglass with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts

  • Long sleeved shirt

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel

  • Tooth brush

  • Tooth paste

  • Deodorant floss

  • Biodegradable bar soap

  • Nail clippers

  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars


 

Trip Map

Trip Map

10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Video

10 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Video

Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 10 reviews
Highly recommended!

Highly recommended!

Thanks Paul and our guide (Meng Sing). We had a memorable life time adventure experience with “Discovery World Trekking” team to Mt.everest base camp trek . Highly recommend company for ur adventure trip !

Thanks Paul and our guide (Meng Sing). We had a memorable life time adventure experience with “Discovery World Trekking” team to Mt.everest base camp trek . Highly recommend company for ur adventure trip !

Everest base camp

Everest base camp

 had one of the best experiences with Discovery World Tracking .Paul who’s a manager gave me a great experience from start to finish, he kept in contact with me before I arrived through emails ansering any questions i had. As soon as I arrived to Kathmandu there was a long wait getting through customs but i was still welcomed with a smile by my guide, Prem Kumar Tamang who had waited in the hot sun for 2hrs for me and then took me to Paul’s office . Paul explained everything about my coming Everest base camp track and made me feel so comfortable about everything. Prem was very professional making sure I was safe an enjoying myself on the trip there's not much more he could of done, he treated me like one of the family. On the way back from base camp Paul went out his way to phone to congratulate me witch i thought was nice.Im planning on coming back for my 40th birthday an will most definitely be using Discovery and would recommend Paul an his team to anyone

 had one of the best experiences with Discovery World Tracking .Paul who’s a manager gave me a great experience from start to finish, he kept in contact with me before I arrived through emails ansering any questions i had. As soon as I arrived to Kathmandu there was a long wait getting through customs but i was still welcomed with a smile by my guide, Prem Kumar Tamang who had waited in the hot sun for 2hrs for me and then took me to Paul’s office . Paul explained everything about my coming Everest base camp track and made me feel so comfortable about everything. Prem was very professional making sure I was safe an enjoying myself on the trip there's not much more he could of done, he treated me like one of the family. On the way back from base camp Paul went out his way to phone to congratulate me witch i thought was nice.Im planning on coming back for my 40th birthday an will most definitely be using Discovery and would recommend Paul an his team to anyone

EBC 2018-Beast Mode “10 Day Challenge”

EBC 2018-Beast Mode “10 Day Challenge”

The trek was planned online with Discovery World Trekking and although the payment asked for, is in the currency of USD-Paul Gurung was understanding and allowed for us to make the entire transfer online through the website with a Visa card versus bringing about 900 USD a person (EBC 10 day trek) in cash with us. When you get to Nepal, you understand why this most convenient.  The going rate with most companies is around 1000$ CAD for 12 days or so, however after speaking to others and hearing about experiences, this was the best way to go about trekking to EBC, really it’s like a VIP service. Our Tour Guide mentioned to us how many foreigners attempt to complete the trek on their own and succeed but usually take a longer time and experience the really “character building” obstacles that one might expect (especially during the winter climbing season). This trek was one that myself and my two friends took a bit more lightly than we probably should have. EBC is about 4 days or so, away from Lukla. The roads and paths are treacherous and filled with different dangers. Ultimately what happens to everyone at some point is that they decide to give up. This is number one, why you should go with friends or others, and two why you should go with a guide. The trip is recommended as no more than 14 days and no less than 12. The acclimatization does make a difference. The cost difference is minimal as well, but regardless of what you choice, Paul and his tour guides will do their best to get you where’re you need to be. The way back is also a conversation best discussed in person with Paul, but if you are a cautious person or traveling alone, it is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance as the helicopters are said to be within the price range of 10,000$ (USD) for a ride, emergency or not. Generally, people only get the minimally required insured helicopter up to 3000m. The way that the trip starts out, you really don’t think you will need to worry too much, however if we had the insurance we certainly would have used it on our way down from Pengbouche; especially if weather and flights are looking like they won’t work. For MSH medical insurance holders, please note that it is clearly excluded as it falls under the excluded circumstances of travel on mountains (apparently), but if you are weaker or not as strong willed, take your time, don’t run, and breathe. The normal tip for porters is 100$ USD apparently, where the Tour Guide should get 200$ per group according to this company, which is not totally hard to understand but, Paul also made it clear that porters and tour guides are well taken care of by the company so really, these are guidelines. Please keep in mind there always questions, and don’t be afraid to ask to clarify and make it very clear if there is something you don’t understand, otherwise you feel awkward when you found out you paid the incorrect amount, or what might be seen as a stingy amount. Nonetheless, everything worked out well and we were very happy throughout the trip, Dol was our tour guide for the entire trip-very respectful, kind and courteous man who was able to offer insights and advice to make our trip more comfortable and successful. Most guides you get differ in personality types but Paul assures us that all his hired guides are the best and work the hardest to get the customers to where they need to be as comfortably as possible. Paul and Dol made it very clear just exactly what kind of adventure this was going to be and needed to move our booked flight on our last day (out of country) to a day later as it was unclear of whether we were able or unable to make it back for that day.  It is not certain that flights will return or even go each day, generally all flights end around noon to Lukla. Paul is excellent At ensuring that timings and luggage is on track and conveniently taken care of. Our luggage was over weight and moved to the next flight which wasn’t a problem as Dol was able to help us get the luggage on the next flight in. Versus the experience a college had with a random no name guide who basically lost his luggage and he lost an entire day of his trek waiting in Lukla, which really sucks because there is basically nothing there and not a whole lot of variety of food to choose from.  A few details about the package that Paul offered were the meals included which is actually cheaper if you just pay yourself and don’t plan on eating much more than one dish and a drink at leach meal. The average cost of food is 400 a meal and 150 for a drink a tea. Soft drinks aren’t included, and you need to get your own chlorine tablets. Tablets can be bought in KTM at about 200 NPR for a box of 50. The accommodations were not expensive but also not clear as to what it would have been had we been on our own, a fella came into the lodge the first night claiming that 500 was too much a night in Pakding...so I mean, ya we certainly pa8d more than we would have if we went on our own but we had Dol who was able to help us along the way. If you are wondering why it is was helpful having Dol and the porter, well-we almost didn’t need the porter if we didn’t get the sleeping bags. But Dol was able to help us pace, know when we couldn’t go further because of the distance versus the time of the day and really because he was so nice he made us feel we couldn’t be right rude to each other when we were annoyed or loud and obnoxious when we were really excited, like the last day heading down the mountain. Paul’s company was also will to allow us to use their trekking poles, sleeping bags, and downwear jackets. Keep in mind, if you carry the trekking pol up, and it is rented, try not to break it-luckily I had my own and although it was not destroyed, it was broken enough compared to when I started that I would most likely had been charged. Nonetheless if you find yourself in Louboche and in need of a pole, mine may still be there (joy world brand). We only needed one trekking pole, one downwear jacket and three thermal/down sleeping bags because some of us had immediate plans elsewhere after Nepal. To be honest the quality of the “Northface” in Nepal in general that you see in Thamel is low quality, so if you are renting on your own please be careful, the sleeping bags and downwear jackets shed like crazy through the day and night. The thermal sleeping bags are not enough to keep a person warm at night either, which is not to the fault of the DWT but just a heads up. It gets wicked cold the higher up you go.  Every lodge/tea house we stayed at was very familiar with Dol (our guide) and DWT which was great because basically anything we needed or wanted was taken care of, except wifi and hot showers-maybe in the future you can work a deal out with Paul if you are going to represent his company with go face value for his company, but generally it’s a harder bargain to drive.  By the end of everything Paul was really great about any areas of concern and even made up certificates (photographic) that were a nice token of our accomplishment. It was an awesome experience and I really recommend people travelling to EBC if they really want to know what they are made of and not only go, but go with Discovery World Trekking. All meals are paid for including the final one at a great restaurant with Paul at the end of the trek where he will debrief with you and get feedback. Many of my friend have also gone on treks with Paul’s company as well as Dol as a cook and tour guide. These two guys are really stretching out their arms to reach other areas of the tourism industry as well, don’t be afraid to inquire about custom packages. If you have other questions or concerns please let me know, I am always happy to share my positive experiences with others, especially when it’s about such good people.

The trek was planned online with Discovery World Trekking and although the payment asked for, is in the currency of USD-Paul Gurung was understanding and allowed for us to make the entire transfer online through the website with a Visa card versus bringing about 900 USD a person (EBC 10 day trek) in cash with us. When you get to Nepal, you understand why this most convenient.  The going rate with most companies is around 1000$ CAD for 12 days or so, however after speaking to others and hearing about experiences, this was the best way to go about trekking to EBC, really it’s like a VIP service. Our Tour Guide mentioned to us how many foreigners attempt to complete the trek on their own and succeed but usually take a longer time and experience the really “character building” obstacles that one might expect (especially during the winter climbing season). This trek was one that myself and my two friends took a bit more lightly than we probably should have. EBC is about 4 days or so, away from Lukla. The roads and paths are treacherous and filled with different dangers. Ultimately what happens to everyone at some point is that they decide to give up. This is number one, why you should go with friends or others, and two why you should go with a guide. The trip is recommended as no more than 14 days and no less than 12. The acclimatization does make a difference. The cost difference is minimal as well, but regardless of what you choice, Paul and his tour guides will do their best to get you where’re you need to be. The way back is also a conversation best discussed in person with Paul, but if you are a cautious person or traveling alone, it is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance as the helicopters are said to be within the price range of 10,000$ (USD) for a ride, emergency or not. Generally, people only get the minimally required insured helicopter up to 3000m. The way that the trip starts out, you really don’t think you will need to worry too much, however if we had the insurance we certainly would have used it on our way down from Pengbouche; especially if weather and flights are looking like they won’t work. For MSH medical insurance holders, please note that it is clearly excluded as it falls under the excluded circumstances of travel on mountains (apparently), but if you are weaker or not as strong willed, take your time, don’t run, and breathe. The normal tip for porters is 100$ USD apparently, where the Tour Guide should get 200$ per group according to this company, which is not totally hard to understand but, Paul also made it clear that porters and tour guides are well taken care of by the company so really, these are guidelines. Please keep in mind there always questions, and don’t be afraid to ask to clarify and make it very clear if there is something you don’t understand, otherwise you feel awkward when you found out you paid the incorrect amount, or what might be seen as a stingy amount. Nonetheless, everything worked out well and we were very happy throughout the trip, Dol was our tour guide for the entire trip-very respectful, kind and courteous man who was able to offer insights and advice to make our trip more comfortable and successful. Most guides you get differ in personality types but Paul assures us that all his hired guides are the best and work the hardest to get the customers to where they need to be as comfortably as possible. Paul and Dol made it very clear just exactly what kind of adventure this was going to be and needed to move our booked flight on our last day (out of country) to a day later as it was unclear of whether we were able or unable to make it back for that day.  It is not certain that flights will return or even go each day, generally all flights end around noon to Lukla. Paul is excellent At ensuring that timings and luggage is on track and conveniently taken care of. Our luggage was over weight and moved to the next flight which wasn’t a problem as Dol was able to help us get the luggage on the next flight in. Versus the experience a college had with a random no name guide who basically lost his luggage and he lost an entire day of his trek waiting in Lukla, which really sucks because there is basically nothing there and not a whole lot of variety of food to choose from.  A few details about the package that Paul offered were the meals included which is actually cheaper if you just pay yourself and don’t plan on eating much more than one dish and a drink at leach meal. The average cost of food is 400 a meal and 150 for a drink a tea. Soft drinks aren’t included, and you need to get your own chlorine tablets. Tablets can be bought in KTM at about 200 NPR for a box of 50. The accommodations were not expensive but also not clear as to what it would have been had we been on our own, a fella came into the lodge the first night claiming that 500 was too much a night in Pakding...so I mean, ya we certainly pa8d more than we would have if we went on our own but we had Dol who was able to help us along the way. If you are wondering why it is was helpful having Dol and the porter, well-we almost didn’t need the porter if we didn’t get the sleeping bags. But Dol was able to help us pace, know when we couldn’t go further because of the distance versus the time of the day and really because he was so nice he made us feel we couldn’t be right rude to each other when we were annoyed or loud and obnoxious when we were really excited, like the last day heading down the mountain. Paul’s company was also will to allow us to use their trekking poles, sleeping bags, and downwear jackets. Keep in mind, if you carry the trekking pol up, and it is rented, try not to break it-luckily I had my own and although it was not destroyed, it was broken enough compared to when I started that I would most likely had been charged. Nonetheless if you find yourself in Louboche and in need of a pole, mine may still be there (joy world brand). We only needed one trekking pole, one downwear jacket and three thermal/down sleeping bags because some of us had immediate plans elsewhere after Nepal. To be honest the quality of the “Northface” in Nepal in general that you see in Thamel is low quality, so if you are renting on your own please be careful, the sleeping bags and downwear jackets shed like crazy through the day and night. The thermal sleeping bags are not enough to keep a person warm at night either, which is not to the fault of the DWT but just a heads up. It gets wicked cold the higher up you go.  Every lodge/tea house we stayed at was very familiar with Dol (our guide) and DWT which was great because basically anything we needed or wanted was taken care of, except wifi and hot showers-maybe in the future you can work a deal out with Paul if you are going to represent his company with go face value for his company, but generally it’s a harder bargain to drive.  By the end of everything Paul was really great about any areas of concern and even made up certificates (photographic) that were a nice token of our accomplishment. It was an awesome experience and I really recommend people travelling to EBC if they really want to know what they are made of and not only go, but go with Discovery World Trekking. All meals are paid for including the final one at a great restaurant with Paul at the end of the trek where he will debrief with you and get feedback. Many of my friend have also gone on treks with Paul’s company as well as Dol as a cook and tour guide. These two guys are really stretching out their arms to reach other areas of the tourism industry as well, don’t be afraid to inquire about custom packages. If you have other questions or concerns please let me know, I am always happy to share my positive experiences with others, especially when it’s about such good people.

EBC 2018-Beast Mode “10 Day Challenge”

EBC 2018-Beast Mode “10 Day Challenge”

The trek was planned online with Discovery World Trekking and although the payment asked for, is in the currency of USD-Paul Gurung was understanding and allowed for us to make the entire transfer online through the website with a Visa card versus bringing about 900 USD a person (EBC 10 day trek) in cash with us. When you get to Nepal, you understand why this most convenient.  The going rate with most companies is around 1000$ CAD for 12 days or so, however after speaking to others and hearing about experiences, this was the best way to go about trekking to EBC, really it’s like a VIP service. Our Tour Guide mentioned to us how many foreigners attempt to complete the trek on their own and succeed but usually take a longer time and experience the really “character building” obstacles that one might expect (especially during the winter climbing season). This trek was one that myself and my two friends took a bit more lightly than we probably should have. EBC is about 4 days or so, away from Lukla. The roads and paths are treacherous and filled with different dangers. Ultimately what happens to everyone at some point is that they decide to give up. This is number one, why you should go with friends or others, and two why you should go with a guide. The trip is recommended as no more than 14 days and no less than 12. The acclimatization does make a difference. The cost difference is minimal as well, but regardless of what you choice, Paul and his tour guides will do their best to get you where’re you need to be. The way back is also a conversation best discussed in person with Paul, but if you are a cautious person or traveling alone, it is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance as the helicopters are said to be within the price range of 10,000$ (USD) for a ride, emergency or not. Generally, people only get the minimally required insured helicopter up to 3000m. The way that the trip starts out, you really don’t think you will need to worry too much, however if we had the insurance we certainly would have used it on our way down from Pengbouche; especially if weather and flights are looking like they won’t work. For MSH medical insurance holders, please note that it is clearly excluded as it falls under the excluded circumstances of travel on mountains (apparently), but if you are weaker or not as strong willed, take your time, don’t run, and breathe. The normal tip for porters is 100$ USD apparently, where the Tour Guide should get 200$ per group according to this company, which is not totally hard to understand but, Paul also made it clear that porters and tour guides are well taken care of by the company so really, these are guidelines. Please keep in mind there always questions, and don’t be afraid to ask to clarify and make it very clear if there is something you don’t understand, otherwise you feel awkward when you found out you paid the incorrect amount, or what might be seen as a stingy amount. Nonetheless, everything worked out well and we were very happy throughout the trip, Dol was our tour guide for the entire trip-very respectful, kind and courteous man who was able to offer insights and advice to make our trip more comfortable and successful. Most guides you get differ in personality types but Paul assures us that all his hired guides are the best and work the hardest to get the customers to where they need to be as comfortably as possible. Paul and Dol made it very clear just exactly what kind of adventure this was going to be and needed to move our booked flight on our last day (out of country) to a day later as it was unclear of whether we were able or unable to make it back for that day.  It is not certain that flights will return or even go each day, generally all flights end around noon to Lukla. Paul is excellent At ensuring that timings and luggage is on track and conveniently taken care of. Our luggage was over weight and moved to the next flight which wasn’t a problem as Dol was able to help us get the luggage on the next flight in. Versus the experience a college had with a random no name guide who basically lost his luggage and he lost an entire day of his trek waiting in Lukla, which really sucks because there is basically nothing there and not a whole lot of variety of food to choose from.  A few details about the package that Paul offered were the meals included which is actually cheaper if you just pay yourself and don’t plan on eating much more than one dish and a drink at leach meal. The average cost of food is 400 a meal and 150 for a drink a tea. Soft drinks aren’t included, and you need to get your own chlorine tablets. Tablets can be bought in KTM at about 200 NPR for a box of 50. The accommodations were not expensive but also not clear as to what it would have been had we been on our own, a fella came into the lodge the first night claiming that 500 was too much a night in Pakding...so I mean, ya we certainly pa8d more than we would have if we went on our own but we had Dol who was able to help us along the way. If you are wondering why it is was helpful having Dol and the porter, well-we almost didn’t need the porter if we didn’t get the sleeping bags. But Dol was able to help us pace, know when we couldn’t go further because of the distance versus the time of the day and really because he was so nice he made us feel we couldn’t be right rude to each other when we were annoyed or loud and obnoxious when we were really excited, like the last day heading down the mountain. Paul’s company was also will to allow us to use their trekking poles, sleeping bags, and downwear jackets. Keep in mind, if you carry the trekking pol up, and it is rented, try not to break it-luckily I had my own and although it was not destroyed, it was broken enough compared to when I started that I would most likely had been charged. Nonetheless if you find yourself in Louboche and in need of a pole, mine may still be there (joy world brand). We only needed one trekking pole, one downwear jacket and three thermal/down sleeping bags because some of us had immediate plans elsewhere after Nepal. To be honest the quality of the “Northface” in Nepal in general that you see in Thamel is low quality, so if you are renting on your own please be careful, the sleeping bags and downwear jackets shed like crazy through the day and night. The thermal sleeping bags are not enough to keep a person warm at night either, which is not to the fault of the DWT but just a heads up. It gets wicked cold the higher up you go.  Every lodge/tea house we stayed at was very familiar with Dol (our guide) and DWT which was great because basically anything we needed or wanted was taken care of, except wifi and hot showers-maybe in the future you can work a deal out with Paul if you are going to represent his company with go face value for his company, but generally it’s a harder bargain to drive.  By the end of everything Paul was really great about any areas of concern and even made up certificates (photographic) that were a nice token of our accomplishment. It was an awesome experience and I really recommend people travelling to EBC if they really want to know what they are made of and not only go, but go with Discovery World Trekking. All meals are paid for including the final one at a great restaurant with Paul at the end of the trek where he will debrief with you and get feedback. Many of my friend have also gone on treks with Paul’s company as well as Dol as a cook and tour guide. These two guys are really stretching out their arms to reach other areas of the tourism industry as well, don’t be afraid to inquire about custom packages. If you have other questions or concerns please let me know, I am always happy to share my positive experiences with others, especially when it’s about such good people.

The trek was planned online with Discovery World Trekking and although the payment asked for, is in the currency of USD-Paul Gurung was understanding and allowed for us to make the entire transfer online through the website with a Visa card versus bringing about 900 USD a person (EBC 10 day trek) in cash with us. When you get to Nepal, you understand why this most convenient.  The going rate with most companies is around 1000$ CAD for 12 days or so, however after speaking to others and hearing about experiences, this was the best way to go about trekking to EBC, really it’s like a VIP service. Our Tour Guide mentioned to us how many foreigners attempt to complete the trek on their own and succeed but usually take a longer time and experience the really “character building” obstacles that one might expect (especially during the winter climbing season). This trek was one that myself and my two friends took a bit more lightly than we probably should have. EBC is about 4 days or so, away from Lukla. The roads and paths are treacherous and filled with different dangers. Ultimately what happens to everyone at some point is that they decide to give up. This is number one, why you should go with friends or others, and two why you should go with a guide. The trip is recommended as no more than 14 days and no less than 12. The acclimatization does make a difference. The cost difference is minimal as well, but regardless of what you choice, Paul and his tour guides will do their best to get you where’re you need to be. The way back is also a conversation best discussed in person with Paul, but if you are a cautious person or traveling alone, it is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance as the helicopters are said to be within the price range of 10,000$ (USD) for a ride, emergency or not. Generally, people only get the minimally required insured helicopter up to 3000m. The way that the trip starts out, you really don’t think you will need to worry too much, however if we had the insurance we certainly would have used it on our way down from Pengbouche; especially if weather and flights are looking like they won’t work. For MSH medical insurance holders, please note that it is clearly excluded as it falls under the excluded circumstances of travel on mountains (apparently), but if you are weaker or not as strong willed, take your time, don’t run, and breathe. The normal tip for porters is 100$ USD apparently, where the Tour Guide should get 200$ per group according to this company, which is not totally hard to understand but, Paul also made it clear that porters and tour guides are well taken care of by the company so really, these are guidelines. Please keep in mind there always questions, and don’t be afraid to ask to clarify and make it very clear if there is something you don’t understand, otherwise you feel awkward when you found out you paid the incorrect amount, or what might be seen as a stingy amount. Nonetheless, everything worked out well and we were very happy throughout the trip, Dol was our tour guide for the entire trip-very respectful, kind and courteous man who was able to offer insights and advice to make our trip more comfortable and successful. Most guides you get differ in personality types but Paul assures us that all his hired guides are the best and work the hardest to get the customers to where they need to be as comfortably as possible. Paul and Dol made it very clear just exactly what kind of adventure this was going to be and needed to move our booked flight on our last day (out of country) to a day later as it was unclear of whether we were able or unable to make it back for that day.  It is not certain that flights will return or even go each day, generally all flights end around noon to Lukla. Paul is excellent At ensuring that timings and luggage is on track and conveniently taken care of. Our luggage was over weight and moved to the next flight which wasn’t a problem as Dol was able to help us get the luggage on the next flight in. Versus the experience a college had with a random no name guide who basically lost his luggage and he lost an entire day of his trek waiting in Lukla, which really sucks because there is basically nothing there and not a whole lot of variety of food to choose from.  A few details about the package that Paul offered were the meals included which is actually cheaper if you just pay yourself and don’t plan on eating much more than one dish and a drink at leach meal. The average cost of food is 400 a meal and 150 for a drink a tea. Soft drinks aren’t included, and you need to get your own chlorine tablets. Tablets can be bought in KTM at about 200 NPR for a box of 50. The accommodations were not expensive but also not clear as to what it would have been had we been on our own, a fella came into the lodge the first night claiming that 500 was too much a night in Pakding...so I mean, ya we certainly pa8d more than we would have if we went on our own but we had Dol who was able to help us along the way. If you are wondering why it is was helpful having Dol and the porter, well-we almost didn’t need the porter if we didn’t get the sleeping bags. But Dol was able to help us pace, know when we couldn’t go further because of the distance versus the time of the day and really because he was so nice he made us feel we couldn’t be right rude to each other when we were annoyed or loud and obnoxious when we were really excited, like the last day heading down the mountain. Paul’s company was also will to allow us to use their trekking poles, sleeping bags, and downwear jackets. Keep in mind, if you carry the trekking pol up, and it is rented, try not to break it-luckily I had my own and although it was not destroyed, it was broken enough compared to when I started that I would most likely had been charged. Nonetheless if you find yourself in Louboche and in need of a pole, mine may still be there (joy world brand). We only needed one trekking pole, one downwear jacket and three thermal/down sleeping bags because some of us had immediate plans elsewhere after Nepal. To be honest the quality of the “Northface” in Nepal in general that you see in Thamel is low quality, so if you are renting on your own please be careful, the sleeping bags and downwear jackets shed like crazy through the day and night. The thermal sleeping bags are not enough to keep a person warm at night either, which is not to the fault of the DWT but just a heads up. It gets wicked cold the higher up you go.  Every lodge/tea house we stayed at was very familiar with Dol (our guide) and DWT which was great because basically anything we needed or wanted was taken care of, except wifi and hot showers-maybe in the future you can work a deal out with Paul if you are going to represent his company with go face value for his company, but generally it’s a harder bargain to drive.  By the end of everything Paul was really great about any areas of concern and even made up certificates (photographic) that were a nice token of our accomplishment. It was an awesome experience and I really recommend people travelling to EBC if they really want to know what they are made of and not only go, but go with Discovery World Trekking. All meals are paid for including the final one at a great restaurant with Paul at the end of the trek where he will debrief with you and get feedback. Many of my friend have also gone on treks with Paul’s company as well as Dol as a cook and tour guide. These two guys are really stretching out their arms to reach other areas of the tourism industry as well, don’t be afraid to inquire about custom packages. If you have other questions or concerns please let me know, I am always happy to share my positive experiences with others, especially when it’s about such good people.

10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek

10 Day Everest Base Camp Trek

If embarking on the EBC Trek I highly recommend you take 12 days to complete the trek. If your a savage then your welcome to try the 10 day adventure. Overall, the trek was good especially with the help of our guide Dol who did an amazing job and was able to help out in every way possible. He is extremely experienced and speaks great English. I highly recommend him if you are thinking about doing this trek. If you are an experienced trekker this trek does pose some challenges with altitude (especially if done in 10 days). The scenery was beautiful and everything (food, permits, and lodging) is included in the packages offered by Discovery World Trekking. The base camp itself is not much to look at, but represents a personal triumph over the elements. To be successful on this trek I suggest you arrive in shape, be well prepared and organized, and be patient with the weather!

If embarking on the EBC Trek I highly recommend you take 12 days to complete the trek. If your a savage then your welcome to try the 10 day adventure. Overall, the trek was good especially with the help of our guide Dol who did an amazing job and was able to help out in every way possible. He is extremely experienced and speaks great English. I highly recommend him if you are thinking about doing this trek. If you are an experienced trekker this trek does pose some challenges with altitude (especially if done in 10 days). The scenery was beautiful and everything (food, permits, and lodging) is included in the packages offered by Discovery World Trekking. The base camp itself is not much to look at, but represents a personal triumph over the elements. To be successful on this trek I suggest you arrive in shape, be well prepared and organized, and be patient with the weather!

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking

I spent a whole 10 days trekking to Everest Base camp with Discovery World Trekking. Everything is so satisfied for me. Good and flexible arrangement of tour. They taking care everything for what I need. They are so professional and provide me "Saros" an experienced and very polite guide. All well managed by Paul from DWT. I recommend for using their services, which is the best compared to any others companies in Nepal for any Himalaya trekking...

I spent a whole 10 days trekking to Everest Base camp with Discovery World Trekking. Everything is so satisfied for me. Good and flexible arrangement of tour. They taking care everything for what I need. They are so professional and provide me "Saros" an experienced and very polite guide. All well managed by Paul from DWT. I recommend for using their services, which is the best compared to any others companies in Nepal for any Himalaya trekking...

Above and beyond!

Above and beyond!

My husband and I were signed up to do the 10-day Everest Base Camp trek together. I had to withdraw last minute due to a sports injury in Florida, to my hip. I was sad, I thought I was going to sit around Kathmandu for 10 days waiting for my husband. After breaking the news to Paul at Discovery World Trekking, he wanted to make sure I made the most of my time here in Nepal. He organized a trip for me to Pokhara and Sarangot. It was a beautiful and mild adventure with some light trekking, boating, sightseeing, meeting locals, visiting holy places, chanting with a lama, staying lakeside with shops and tiki hut restaurants, and a night high-up in the hills with a spectacular sunrise view of Annapurna! The greatest thing about this trip is that Paul sent me with a guide, Dil, who negotiated with drivers/taxis, accompanied me on the treks and met me at the airport (he left Kathmandu a day early to be in Pokhara when I arrived). Having the guide with me also helped Paul keep track of where my husband was on his Everest journey and where I was on mine. This was a perfect Nepali get-away for me! There is so much more to see than only Mt Everest. I am not disappointed at all about how things turned out. After my husband’s return from his Everest Trek (he couldn’t complete it...altitude sickness got the best of him), he wanted me to see the beauty he witnessed. So Paul organized a helicopter tour for us. Magnificent! I just want to thank Paul and Dil and everyone at Discovery World Trekking for giving me a memory of a lifetime! Their professionalism and organization made this trip so easy! Even with my last minute changes! They truly went above and beyond to make sure my time in Nepali was a fantastic one!

My husband and I were signed up to do the 10-day Everest Base Camp trek together. I had to withdraw last minute due to a sports injury in Florida, to my hip. I was sad, I thought I was going to sit around Kathmandu for 10 days waiting for my husband. After breaking the news to Paul at Discovery World Trekking, he wanted to make sure I made the most of my time here in Nepal. He organized a trip for me to Pokhara and Sarangot. It was a beautiful and mild adventure with some light trekking, boating, sightseeing, meeting locals, visiting holy places, chanting with a lama, staying lakeside with shops and tiki hut restaurants, and a night high-up in the hills with a spectacular sunrise view of Annapurna! The greatest thing about this trip is that Paul sent me with a guide, Dil, who negotiated with drivers/taxis, accompanied me on the treks and met me at the airport (he left Kathmandu a day early to be in Pokhara when I arrived). Having the guide with me also helped Paul keep track of where my husband was on his Everest journey and where I was on mine. This was a perfect Nepali get-away for me! There is so much more to see than only Mt Everest. I am not disappointed at all about how things turned out. After my husband’s return from his Everest Trek (he couldn’t complete it...altitude sickness got the best of him), he wanted me to see the beauty he witnessed. So Paul organized a helicopter tour for us. Magnificent! I just want to thank Paul and Dil and everyone at Discovery World Trekking for giving me a memory of a lifetime! Their professionalism and organization made this trip so easy! Even with my last minute changes! They truly went above and beyond to make sure my time in Nepali was a fantastic one!

Experience of a lifetime!

Experience of a lifetime!

I booked a 10 day hiking trip to Everest base camp with Discoveryworldtrekking. Paul, the owner of the company was incredibly resourceful in arranging everything for me. I had nothing to worry about but just take in the raw beauty of the Himalayas and enjoy my trek. From the time of landing at the airport to the departure, everything was taken care of in a concierge style with utmost punctuality and ease. I would not do it any other way. Nepal is not easy to navigate by yourself and I would strongly recommend Discoveryworldtrekking as they took care of everything. I had a guide and a porter with me the entire time which made this trip worry-free and very enjoyable. The personal touch that Paul and his company invests in their clients is priceless. He was also able to arrange for a helicopter tour of Everest base camp which was a life-changing experience! I can’t thank him enough for his hard work and diligence in making my dreams come true!

I booked a 10 day hiking trip to Everest base camp with Discoveryworldtrekking. Paul, the owner of the company was incredibly resourceful in arranging everything for me. I had nothing to worry about but just take in the raw beauty of the Himalayas and enjoy my trek. From the time of landing at the airport to the departure, everything was taken care of in a concierge style with utmost punctuality and ease. I would not do it any other way. Nepal is not easy to navigate by yourself and I would strongly recommend Discoveryworldtrekking as they took care of everything. I had a guide and a porter with me the entire time which made this trip worry-free and very enjoyable. The personal touch that Paul and his company invests in their clients is priceless. He was also able to arrange for a helicopter tour of Everest base camp which was a life-changing experience! I can’t thank him enough for his hard work and diligence in making my dreams come true!

Awesome Trip

Awesome Trip

We had the privilege of using Discovery World Trekking this March for our Everest Base Camp Trek. The owner Paul was fantastic as was our guide Dol. When we had any issues on the trek our guide Dol was a consummate professional as was Paul helping us at any time of the day or night. He was there for us at all times coordinating and solving all the problems personally. There is no other choice for your trekking trip than DISCOVERY WORLD TREKKING. When we go back we will not hesitate to choose them. The owner Paul and our wonderful guide Dol got to know us on a personal level. We were not just clients but family. We can never thank them enough for such a wonderful experience. The best trekking company in Nepal by far!!!!!!

We had the privilege of using Discovery World Trekking this March for our Everest Base Camp Trek. The owner Paul was fantastic as was our guide Dol. When we had any issues on the trek our guide Dol was a consummate professional as was Paul helping us at any time of the day or night. He was there for us at all times coordinating and solving all the problems personally. There is no other choice for your trekking trip than DISCOVERY WORLD TREKKING. When we go back we will not hesitate to choose them. The owner Paul and our wonderful guide Dol got to know us on a personal level. We were not just clients but family. We can never thank them enough for such a wonderful experience. The best trekking company in Nepal by far!!!!!!

“Incredible Value With Incredible People”

“Incredible Value With Incredible People”

I really can't say enough good things about DWT. Paul was *extremely* helpful from the very first time I emailed about the trek all the way to sending us off to the airport when the trek was over. His communication skills are excellent, and he always takes the time to answer questions. Dil was our guide for the trek. Dil was fantastic! He was always ready to answer our questions about Nepli culture, and he was truly curious about our culture as well. It was great to talk to him and get his perspective on things. He was also very focused on our well being. Thankfully, we experienced no AMS symptoms (both my wife and I did get sick though...). Dil was attentive regardless (always asking us how we are doing, etc). Dil (and our porter, Kubil) was always ready to take our day packs if needed; we occasionally took them up on the offer. I really feel like they treated us like family (and not how you treat your creepy uncle). If we ever decide to go back to Nepal, DWT will be our first stop.

I really can't say enough good things about DWT. Paul was *extremely* helpful from the very first time I emailed about the trek all the way to sending us off to the airport when the trek was over. His communication skills are excellent, and he always takes the time to answer questions. Dil was our guide for the trek. Dil was fantastic! He was always ready to answer our questions about Nepli culture, and he was truly curious about our culture as well. It was great to talk to him and get his perspective on things. He was also very focused on our well being. Thankfully, we experienced no AMS symptoms (both my wife and I did get sick though...). Dil was attentive regardless (always asking us how we are doing, etc). Dil (and our porter, Kubil) was always ready to take our day packs if needed; we occasionally took them up on the offer. I really feel like they treated us like family (and not how you treat your creepy uncle). If we ever decide to go back to Nepal, DWT will be our first stop.

Essential info

Unquestionably Nepal is renowned as best destinations for novice and adventures lovers. Thus, various popular destinations in the world are situated in Nepal available for trekking in the Himalayan for the trekkers all across the world. Trekking in Nepal can easily be achieved by the all levels of trekkers who have strong desire and determination. We are familiar with the fact that trekking demands different level of physical fitness, efforts and even acclimatization or rest day based on the level of trekking nature. We ensure that our trip grading would be a great idea or method for our valued guests while choosing an appropriate trek package that is suited perfectly to your capabilities and present health condition. It is advised that people who are suffering from the diseases like cardiac or respiratory problem have to consult with doctor before deciding to do trek in Nepal. However, in the context of Nepal trekking, it is difficult task to determine the trip grade preciously due to trek has not made different from one place to another only the elevation of place that has significant role in its trip grading but also the other contributory factors needs to be concerned well. The given below contributory factors need to be considered in determination of trek grading.

  • Average elevation (height) of the trek.
  • Trekking routes features or conditions
  • Total duration of trek and average walking per day in trek.
  • Backpacking level.
  • Temperature range based on climate and weather conditions
  • Acclimatization or rest day.
  • General level of comfort, remoteness as well as level of service.

Grade: Easy

This grade trekking consists of elevation below 3000m. This type of trekking involves short duration at lower altitude along with several ways of ascent and descent trials. Previous experience does not require at this level of trekking. Thus, any age group can adjoin who is in good health, physical fit and can walk at least 4 to 5 hrs per day in the plain place. Discovery World Trekking has designed easy grade trek in which you can assign Nagarkot Trek, Ghorepani trek , Sarankot trek and Langtang trek .

Grade: Moderate

This moderate level of trekking covers at an altitude between above 2000m to 3500m below. No previous hiking experience is required however trekking demands well fitness of physical conditions and duration of days involve both shorter and longer to complete overall trek. Trekkers need walking at least 5 to 6 hrs capabilities with longer ascent and descent trails through the involvement of some rough routes conditions. Discovery World Trekking has typical holiday package at moderate grade trek are Annapurna base camp trek, Muktinath trek and Ganesh himal trek (Ruby valley trek), Langtang trek, Tamang heritage trek etc.

Grade: Difficult

This level of trekking involves an altitude of above 3000m to 4500m below. Trekkers need to walk for 6-7 hrs daily at cross steep hilly terrain, rough round, some backpacking and high passes on some routes with daily ascent and descent. Trekking in the remote environment might be possibility of facing altitude problem in the higher elevation. Physical fitness is essential along with hill walking experience to enjoy trekking. Everest Base camp trek, Gokyo via Everest base camp trek, Gosainkunda trek, Helambu trek etc.

Grade: Strenuous

In this type of trekking at least 6-7 hrs per day walking require at high altitude with daily ascent and descent. The altitude of strenuous grade trek ranges between 4600m to 5600m. Altitude sickness problem is likely to happen at any time therefore high level of both mentally and physically fitness as well as stamina is considered to enjoy in such type of trip. Acclimatization or rest day is essential to adjust with low level of oxygen environment. Previous trekking experience is added as an asset that trek passes through the remote, wild environment with extreme weather condition and snow covered route. Discovery World Trekking has prepared typically one of the best trekking holiday packages including Everest via Kalapathar, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu trek, Makalu trek, Kanchanjunga trek etc.

Grade:  challenging

Altitude remains around 6000m at this level of trekking. Trek might be longer enough in the remote pace and highly mountains. This challenging grade trek is limited which demands an excellent level of personal experience, physically fitness and stamina as walking day is supposed to be 7 to 8 hrs with ascent and descent. Trek involves the pass crossing the snow covered glaciers, ice and need to climb up to small peak. Trekkers therefore require basic climbing skills. This type of trekking ultimately joins with peak climbing. Discovery World Trekking challenging grade trek are Everest base camp trek via Island peak, Everest base camp trek via Mera peak etc.

Trekking is an adventurous way of traveling through the hills and mountains and in Nepal, trekking often includes world-famous views of the Himalaya and scenic surroundings. Trekking is a favorite activity for tourists to Nepal and is a great way to get to know the land and its residents. It involves getting up close and personal with nature while hiking for multiple days through hills and valleys to areas that are often far away from vehicle travel.

As an adventure activity, trekking is mostly done for entertainment, excitement, cultural interaction and education – getting to know a country and its people, culture, landscape and scenery among other highlights. For mountain climbing expeditions, trekking is often the first part of the journey where the mountaineers get used to the increasing altitude as well as the climate and landscape. Nepal’s renowned trekking regions include the Everest region, Annapurna and Langtang with many more areas that have been developed and that are up and coming including the whole rest of the hills up to the Himalaya!

Routes take trekkers travel through picturesque farmland and villages, remote hills, forests and valleys with Himalayan fed streams and rivers. Visitors can take in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth while trekking in Nepal. Facilities along trekking trails are usually more basic than facilities in urban areas and overnight accommodation is in lodges, teahouses and tents and sometimes a combination depending on location and availability of facilities. Now a days, accommodation and meals can be arranged along most trails at lodges and teahouses, especially on the popular routes. In the not so distant past, travelers and porters traveled together with sufficient tents, food and equipment because of a lack of facilities and accommodation, especially in the more remote, uninhabited areas. Our teahouse treks are organized with accommodation and meals along entire routes.

The government regulates most of the areas where trekking is done and permits are required for entering Nepal’s extensive range of national parks and conservation areas. Discovery World Trekking takes care of everything, including arranging permits, allowing you to savor every moment on the enchanting trails!

Discovery World Trekking offers the whole range of trekking packages for Nepal. We look forward to sharing with you the magnificence of the Himalaya and its world famous attractions along with the legendary kindness of the people that populate the hills and mountainous regions.

Rural life in Nepal follows a natural pace depending on season and weather. While trekking, you can travel at your own pace along the scenic trails that link each day’s way points. Many of the trekking routes are in fact ancient trade routes that link Tibet, Nepal and India! The trails often pass through groves of rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower and grazing areas for cows, sheep, water buffalo and even yaks! The mountain panoramas will be unforgettable as well the scenic villages along the way graced with Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. These settlements will allow trekkers an insight into the traditional ways of life cultural heritage of Nepal along with the wide range of biodiversity of the landscape.

An average day of trekking involves around five to six hours hiking including breaks for meals and as needed. The average distance covered can be a bit relative given the terrain and altitude but figure on about 10 to 15 kilometers. Along the way you will have many chances for photography and perhaps other personal interests such as bird watching and discovering the local flora.
Discovery World Trekking has many options from newly promoted trails to the classic routes and we look forward to hearing from you and satisfying your desired trekking styles and destinations.

Altitude sickness refers to the less oxygen pressure of air in the surrounding atmosphere as increase in an elevation.  It is also called mountain sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS).

Generally, Altitude sickness is likely to happen anyone during the course of trying to accomplish adventure trips an above the height of 3500 m.  Symptoms may vary even person to person. However, it is preventable and cured immediately if the common symptoms take seriously and take action for treating them well on time. Stages of altitude sickness has described below in details.

The common or mild symptoms of Altitude Sickness

  • slightly headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue

These above common altitude sickness affects slightly in human body. It indicates warning sign that you are at the risk of developing serious altitude sickness. Walking slowly in ascending way and manage rest time in high altitude for body adaptation with environment   is primarily a great method to reduce the problem of common altitude sickness. 

Symptoms of severe altitude sickness

Symptoms of severe altitude sickness develop soon after the common altitude sickness left untreated. 

  • Severe headache
  • Frequently vomiting
  • Rapidly increase heart rate
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Irrational behavior
  • Breathlessness even after enough resting
  • Problem in vision
  • Confusion or lack of coordination with group member
  • Irritable cough or persistent cough

Severe altitude sickness symptoms are a worse condition; people do not try to go up unless a symptom is improved. Descending immediately from higher elevation is primary treatment because it may be potentially a life threatening which will later in result to developing HACE and HAPE. HAPE stands for high altitude pulmonary edema which causes fluid enter into the lung and HAPE refers to high altitude cerebral edema which leads to fluid collects in the brain.

Discovery World Trekking in the higher altitude treks has been providing acclimatization or rest day for proper adaptation of body with exiting atmosphere. Our professional guides are specialized in altitude related situations they do great your care of safety and use the technique of “high climb and sleep low” during the trek in higher altitude. Main cause of altitude sickness is hiking too fast each day at ascending way without taking rest throughout the day. Thus, you could notice each of our itineraries allow maximum 4 to 6 hours walking per day along with adequate rest time across the trail at the higher elevation.

Please consider that some people are more vulnerable than other. Thus it is advised that each of individual clients needs to purchase mandatorily travel insurance policy along with inclusive of higher elevation rescue and evacuation coverage before deciding to mark on any trips.  Please keep in mind that we are not insurance policy seller and do not conduct this as a business. We need this to make an ease in rescue operation during the difficult conditions happened in the remote areas where rescue operation is accessible only through the helicopter charter.

Your insurance coverage policy details will also be with us. We will proceed step by step process in case of immediate rescue operation to save your life from any emergency case facing while you are you in any corner of the Himalaya through your insurance purchase coverage.

 

 

You do not need to leave children at home to enjoy a trek in Nepal! A tour with children along will definitively be a different experience from a tour without children. That said, trekking with your children can be just as enjoyable and even more culturally rewarding. Discovery World Trekking has much experience with children on our treks and we have safety and well-being as the highest priority.  We have found that children really open up social situations as they have fewer reservations to interact and they enable easy, meaningful connections with the local people and thoughtful cultural exchange.

We would be honored to cater to your needs to enable bring your family to trek along the enchanting trails of Nepal. With children aboard we pay particular attention to food, lodging, trail activities, and other day-to-day aspects of trekking that are suitable for all. Flexibility in the itinerary is particularly important when traveling with children to cover contingencies and hiking rate. The pace of a trek is usually slower than the pace of adults, but that time can be used with other activities including photography, bird-watching, and many other things along the way. Like nearly everything in life as a parent, there will be new challenges with new insights, and many stories to tell to family and friends back home.

Discovery World Trekking looks forward to organizing a family trek for you!

We request the following in order to arrange permits and documents:

  • A copy of your passport and travel/health insurance documents with contact details, three passport size photos.
  • Please have a notepad and pen handy in order to note information regarding the upcoming trek/tour.

Additionally, we recommend that you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents including traveler’s cheques and bank/ATM card contact numbers, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers.

Useful Info

Please be advised: We highly recommend our clients to add extra days in your trip to Nepal as a safety margin for your return flight. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get behind the schedule due to air traffic and may cause delays. In such cases, we always try our best to reschedule the flights to and from Lukla. However, we would like to inform you about the possibility of postponements or cancellations of flights. We would like to suggest our clients to schedule 2 days extra to avoid any problems with the international flight. Upon our clients request we can arrange a helicopter at the cost of approximately USD 500-1000 depending on the demand and capacity. It is very likely that there will be no delays but if any such case happens, we can help arrange additional activities with your extra time in Nepal.

Please Note: The Everest Base Camp trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and can be fitted to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you.The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although, it is unlikely that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Leader Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

 

 

 

Dates & prices

The given prices are per person basis and fixed in which the International flight cost has excluded. The dates schedules are fixed and 100 percent guaranteed and confirmed to departure Annapurna Circuit Trekking. If our following already set up trips departure schedule is unable to meet your holiday time frame, we also organize the trek on your own private comfortable date. For this, trekker can send us message submitting your own departure trek date.

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23 July, 2019 01 August, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1100 P/P Book Now
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