The Everest Base Camp trek, a classic trek in the Himalaya offers a wide range of stunning mountain views, Sherpa culture and lifestyles, lush rhododendron forests and local wildlife. This thrilling and adventurous trek should be experienced at least once a lifetime!
- World’s highest airport in Syangboche
- Explore the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
- Exquisiteness of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m)
- View of other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m) and Mt.Makalu (8,463m)
- UNESCO World Heritage Site; Sagarmatha National Park
- Wide range of Flora and Fauna
- Ancient monastery in Tengboche
- Wild life like musk deer, colorful pheasants, snow leopard and Himalayan Thar
- Amazing panoramic view from Kala Patthar (5,555m)
- 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.
Trek to one of the most popular trekking destination; The Everest Base Camp as it takes you along a scenic view of the mountains and the lifestyle of the local Sherpa people. It gives an amazing beauty of nature as we will get to witness the lush rhododendrons and juniper trees blooming everywhere. Crossing suspension bridges and rocky paths, observing local wildlife and hiking to yak farms is even more exciting as it sounds.
Our journey start with a 40 minutes’ flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we will get ready and trek to Phakding. In Phakding, we may visit the local monasteries with spare time in our hands. The next day we trek to Namche Bazaar; the gateway of Everest. We will be crossing many suspension bridges and passing through dense forests. When arriving at Namche Bazaar, we will be spending a day to acclimatize. We will further continue the trek to Tengboche where we will visit the ancient Buddhist monastery. The challenging trail leads us to Dingboche and we will have a second acclimatizing day. Rather than staying idle, we will have short hikes around the village. Nearing to our destination we trek to Lobuche, we pass the memorial statue of climbers. Finally, we trek to the Everest Base camp(5,364m) and feel proud of the achievement and the effort that we put in. To get a great view of Mt. Everest, the next day we will hike to the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,555m) to get a panoramic view of the highest mountain in the world along with other peaks. After admiration, we will be trekking through dense forests, suspension bridges and rocky paths to Lobuche then to Namche Bazaar and finally back to Lukla. The next day we will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu remembering the mesmerizing journey to the Everest base camp.
Overall, the trip to Everest base camp is certain to be truly worthwhile and unforgettable long lasting memories. This trek is slow with the relaxed manner throughout the routes, however if trekkers wish they may take a look at our ’12 days Everest Base Camp Trek’ or ’10 days Everest Base Camp Trek, 15 Days Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking, 17 Days Everest High Three Passes Trekking.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1 : Flight to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 40 minutes, Trek to Phakding (2,650m/8,690 ft) 3 hrs.
After breakfast, we will be heading to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla. After our exciting and a scenic 40 minutes’ flight, we will land at the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. We will meet with our crew members and begin our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla till we reach Phakding. The trek today will be short and enjoyable as we’ll also be acclimatizing to the weather. With spare time on our hands, we may visit the local monasteries around and prepare ourselves for the long trek the next day. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 2 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) 6 hrs.
Today we’ll be trekking the whole day. We will begin our trek early morning along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We will be crossing many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we follow the trail, we will arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park Check Post where we will have our permits registered. The trail climbs through dense forests making it challenging for us. We will also get the first sight of Mt. Everest. Trekking further, we will finally arrive at Namche Bazaar; the gateway to Everest. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 3 : Rest day and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Today is the scheduled acclimatization day for us. Trekkers may wish to explore Namche Bazaar as it is a famous town comprising of numerous cafes and restaurants with Wi-Fi, souvenir and gear shops etc. Additionally, we have an optional hike to visit the Sagarmatha National Park visitor center and a remarkable hike to Khunde and Khumjung. It is also a Sherpa settlement which is an hour away from Namche Bazaar. We will also be hiking up to Everest View Hotel, where we’ll get a spectacular view of Mt. Everest. We will then head back to Namche Bazaar. After a relaxing acclimatization, we’ll brace ourselves for the trek next day. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 4 : Trek to Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft) 5 hrs.
After our early morning breakfast, we will begin our trek to Tengboche. On the way, we will enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. The trail leads us up and down as it becomes challenging but we’ll be getting a great view of the Himalaya. We can also spot wild life on the way such as musk deer, pheasant, Himalayan Thar. We will further trek down to cross the Dudh Koshi river. Passing through dense alpine forests we will reach a small settlement called Phunki Thenga. Continuing ahead, we will eventually reach Tengboche after a steep climb through a pine forest. We will see the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu Region; Tengboche Monastery. With spare time, we can visit the monastery and observe their prayers in the afternoon.Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 5 : Trek to Dingboche (4,360m/14,290ft) 5 hrs.
We will be heading towards the upper trail on the way to Pangboche village. We will pass many Chortens, mani walls and small villages. We will be getting a great view of the peak Ama Dablam. The trek becomes easier as we enter the Imja Valley following the Lobuche river. We will descend into the river and trek the steepest climb to Dingboche. As we reach Dingboche, we will see beautiful arrangement of fields surrounded by stone walls protecting crops like barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The trek today becomes a little challenging as we are in a higher elevation. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 6 : Rest day and Acclimatization at Dingboche
Another scheduled acclimatization day is at Dingboche. We are at a high elevation and we should not pressurize our body but instead give it time to adjust to the thin air. We will not be staying idle. We will have our acclimatization walk up the ridge above Dingbouche and we will slowly enjoy the breath taking panoramic close up view of the snow-capped peak Lhotse, back side of Ama Dablam and Island peak. Cho Oyu, and Makalu being one of the six of the world’s highest mountains are also worth admiring. To the north, we observe more Himalaya peaks rising over the Khumbu Khola valley and the beautiful Dingboche village. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 7 : Trek to Lobuche (4,930m/16,175 ft) 5 hrs.
The trek to Lobuche will be an interesting one today as we will be able to see the stupendous mountain views nearly the whole trek. The trail leads us to a short uphill near a ridge of a top shrine following the wide valley. We will then be crossing a glacial moraine and a small collection of lodges. The trek becomes higher and we start seeing a better view of the peaks as the elevation slowly increases. On the way, there are memorial statues of the climbers who passed away in this region and it is absolutely awe gazing. The hike to Lobuche is very enjoyable. Upon arrival, we will see that Lobuche has a large settlement with many hotels and shops. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 8 : Trek to Everest Base Camp and back (5,364m/17,598ft) to Gorak Shep (5,185m/17,010 ft) 6-8 hrs.
With much excitement built in us, we will begin our early morning trek heading to the Everest Base Camp! We will be trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Galceir. We will arrive at Gorak Shep, where we will see snow-capped mountains looming all around us. Further continuing our exciting journey to the base camp, we will see the Indian Army Mountaineers Memorials. After much effort of trekking we will finally reach the Everest Base Camp. This is the closest we will ever be to the highest mountain in the world. With a rush of pride in our body, we will appreciate our efforts and dedication to reach here. We will spend some time here as we’ll click pictures and enjoy the view. We will also see the deepest glacier in the world; Khumbu Glacier. With much satisfaction, we will head back to Gorak Shep for the evening . Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 9 : Hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint (5,555m/18,208ft), Trek to Gorak Shep then to Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft) 5 hrs.
Today is definitely the climax of the trip. We will be hiking to Kala Patthar at dawn to view the sunrise on Mt. Everest and other peaks. Kala Patthar being a famous viewpoint, gives us a splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. There will be prayer flags hung along the way as we climb the rocky trails. After spending a while in the view point we will trek to Gorak Shep for breakfast and rest for a bit. Then we will be trekking to Pheriche, the small beautiful village. Reflecting an unforgettable view of the Mt. Everest, the trek will definitely be enjoyable. The trail to Pheriche has forests and meadows along the way. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 10 : Trek to Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft) 4-5 hrs.
We will be trekking down the trails of the hillside covered by rhododendron trees. During spring, the surroundings would be so colorful. Our trek will cross the bridge over the Imja Khola and heads into the forest of Juniper. As we walk along a level of path of ground through the forest, we reach Dingboche. After a final steep climb, we will reach the famous monastery of Tengboche. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 11 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) 4-5 hrs.
The trail to Namche Bazaar takes us through forests where we may eye a wild life like pheasants, musk deer, mountain goats or even snow leopard. We will be climbing on the steep slope and winding through several bands. We will pass prayer flags hung along the way and chortens. As we are heading back, we can click pictures and enjoy the view of tip of Everest and back side of Lhotse. After finally arriving to Namche Bazaar, we will head to our lodges and rest. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 12 : Trek to Phakding (2,650m/8,690 ft) 4-5 hrs.
As we are trekking back, our path goes downhill. We will be returning by following the banks of the Dudh Koshi River and also crossing back many suspension bridges. Passing through forests and small villages, we will finally be reaching Phakding after a gentle walk through Benkar. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 13 : Trek to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) 3-4 hrs.
Our last day on the trekking trails will be rewarding day as we make a return down the DudhKoshi valley. The route is generally quite gentle back uphill to Lukla from the Kusum stream. Before rushing on to Lukla, the trail heads steeply up to the west. After the first climb, the path reaches a small village. At the junction take a left turn up into trees. The trial ahead through the village leads down to the main trial joining at the side stream before Toktok. From Toktok, From this direction the views will be entirely different. Eventually, we reach the large town of Lukla with airport where tomorrow we will have a flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the lodge with included meals (B+L+D).
Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu
If everything goes according to the schedule, we will be flying back to Kathmandu early morning after breakfast. The 40 minutes’ flight back to Kathmandu will indeed be a relaxing one as we will be carrying an unforgettable and a successful journey to the Everest Base Camp. Upon the arrival to Kathmandu, we will head to our hotels respectively and then it is entirely up to the you what you wish to do. Upon your request, we can arrange a Kathmandu city tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Durbar Squares, Tourist places etc. with our well informed and experienced guide.
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
- Tea house, lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek.
- Government License holder 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)
- Coverage of guides and porter’s meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
- Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
- Catering extra dietary requirements
- All government and Local taxes
- Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
- Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
- Farewell Dinner
- International flight airfare
- Excess baggage charges
- Accommodation, 3 meals (breakfast, meal and dinner) in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking.
- Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
- Personal clothing and gear
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guide and porters
- Additional costs or delays cause by out of management control for example, landscape, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
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!
You will arrive to Nepal, Kathmandu in Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival. Then the next day, at early morning we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes.
Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Everest Base Camptrek. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless the flight you take, with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel.
The Everest Base Camp Trek is a 14 days long trek with 13nights at a mountain local lodges that provide basic facility and will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people. Two nights in Kathmandu is required as you would want to rest before and after the trek and is not included in the package. There are excellent range of hotels for all kind of budgets. The accommodation is almost twin sharing basis- bed with mattresses, blanket and pillows. Hot showers will be available at an extra cost. Discovery World Trekking has good public relation with local service providers in the Himalaya region.
The meal package in this trek is very convenient. Three meal items of fourteen breakfasts, fourteen lunch and thirteen dinner are included in the package. The meals will be 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.We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude for health benefit.
The weather is one of the most important factor to look at when deciding to trek to Everest Base camp. It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn. During the winters and monsoon,it becomes difficult to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature and slippery trails.
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 day time may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold. It would not be suggested to trek during this time because the trek is challenging itself and the snow would make it more tough.
March – April
This is the best time of the season to trek in the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is very favorable through the trek. Stunning views of the Himalaya ranges and glaciers will be seen. 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.
May – 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.
July – August
The rainfall hits at its peak during this time. Due to rainfall, it would not be advisable to trek during this season as the difficulty would rise. The trails would be very slippery. Flights to Lukla may get cancelled due to landslides and flooding.
September – October
This is also one of the perfect season for the Everest Base Camp trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favorable 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 between mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.
November – December
As winter slowly begins, snow falls begins in the Himalaya region and it eventually tough to trek. Nights will start to get colder. November is the busy season as it is the clearest month with sparkling days. The day time temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, he temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow.
Please Note: The weather in the Himalaya can be unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.
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 at ease compared to the Everest Base Camp 10 and 12 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 is 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 responsibility 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 a 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.
The group is generally about 2 to 12 packs on 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 trek
Every day will be rewarding with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying 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’s. 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 7AM to 8AM, 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 6PM to 7PM. 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 service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes the connection may not work. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be signal but not very strong. On your request, we can provide you a separate local sim card for good access to contacting your family and friends through your cell phone.
Extra personal expenses on trekking
Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by self. Trekkers 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, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend to bring cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here.
Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking
Throughout the lodges at Everest base camp trekking, electricity for camera and mobile battery recharge is available by paying in price at all lodges. Most of 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 enroute shop or filling boiled water with an extra cost. A water purification pill is suggested into drinking water.
This trip grade is ranked the challenging difficult as it entails 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 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 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 insure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.
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 US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.
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’scheque, 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. Please note that 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
The weight limit for your luggage ,Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned 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 the essentials,You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Discovery World Trekking store for free.
Discovery World Trekking guarantees our client’s safety, security and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipments 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 leader to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and wont wander off alone.
Equipment lists for Everest Base Camp Trek
It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings are suggestions that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference of clothing. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 20kg. Equipment can be hired in Kathmandu as well.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
- Headlight with extra batteries
- Sunglass with UV protection
- Face/body wipes
- Light weight gloves
- Heavy weight winter gloves
- Hiking shirts
- Long sleeved shirt
- Hooded rain jacket
- Fleece jacket
- Light weight cotton pants
- T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
- Polypropylene underwear
- Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
- Water proof jacket and pants
- Hiking Boots
- Thick wool socks (Take an extra pairs of thick light socks)
- 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)
- Medium size drying towel
- Tooth brush
- Tooth paste
- Deodorant floss
- Bio degradable bar soap
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- Cell phone
- First aid kit
- Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
- Notebook and pen
We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.
Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the Everest Base CampTrek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well experienced guides / sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable.All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us , they are well paid and we take care of their insurance ,clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.
- Intensive wilderness first Aid
- Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
- Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
- Conservation and biodiversity
- Rock climbing
The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.
Booking and payment process
Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer ,western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.
Last minute booking
It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute booking.In the case of last minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last minute booking we cannot be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.
After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.
After completing the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you company’s t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with a key ring. We would highly appreciate if you would give compliment, comment or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better.
I just got back from a trek to Everest Base Camp with Discovery and highly recommend booking a trek with them!
Aside from enchanting scenery, the trek to EBC gave us the chance to experience Sherpa culture, visiting monasteries, museums and witnessing mountain life for ourselves. I loved walking just for the pleasure of it, through villages, rhododendron forests, past colourful prayer wheels, across suspension bridges, behind yak trains and, my favourite, through valleys where the mountains circled us like the spine of a massive sleeping dragon.
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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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We look forward to guiding you on the Everest Base Camp Trek and through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!
Dates & prices
The given prices are per person basis and fixed in which the International flight cost has excluded. In addition, trek cost includes and excludes details is applied. The dates schedule is fixed, 100 percent guaranteed and confirmed to departure trekking. We are flexible to organize trek in your own departure trek date. We organize private and group trek.For this, trekker can send us message submitting your own departure trek date.
|Start Date||End Date||Status||Cost|
|06 May, 2018||19 May, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|13 May, 2018||26 May, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|20 May, 2018||02 June, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|25 May, 2018||07 June, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|31 May, 2018||13 June, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
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|01 July, 2018||14 July, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|08 July, 2018||21 July, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|16 July, 2018||29 July, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|23 July, 2018||05 August, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|31 July, 2018||13 August, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|Start Date||End Date||Status||Cost|
|02 August, 2018||15 August, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|09 August, 2018||22 August, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|17 August, 2018||30 August, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|24 August, 2018||06 September, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|31 August, 2018||13 September, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|Start Date||End Date||Status||Cost|
|01 September, 2018||14 September, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|07 September, 2018||20 September, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|13 September, 2018||26 September, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|14 September, 2018||27 September, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|20 September, 2018||03 October, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|27 September, 2018||10 October, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|30 September, 2018||13 October, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|Start Date||End Date||Status||Cost|
|01 October, 2018||14 October, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|06 October, 2018||19 October, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|13 October, 2018||26 October, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|19 October, 2018||01 November, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|25 October, 2018||07 November, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|31 October, 2018||13 November, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
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|02 November, 2018||15 November, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|08 November, 2018||21 November, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|15 November, 2018||28 November, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|20 November, 2018||03 December, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|26 November, 2018||09 December, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|29 November, 2018||12 December, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|Start Date||End Date||Status||Cost|
|01 December, 2018||14 December, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|06 December, 2018||19 December, 2018||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|21 December, 2018||03 January, 2019||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|
|29 December, 2018||11 January, 2019||Guaranteed||USD 1250 P/P||Book Now|