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Everest Base Camp Trek - 10 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Treks
Accomodation Tea house during the trek
Duration 10 Days
Region Everest Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Group size 2-12
MAX. ALTITUDE 5,555m at Kalapatthar
MEALS INCLUDED All meals during the trek
TRIP CODE dwt001
NATURE OF TREK Tea House Trekking
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
GRADE Challenging
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)

About the 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!

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 potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Overview

One of the most popular treks, the Everest Base Camp 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 EBC trek 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:

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 and many more to choose from.

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.

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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
  • Included 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
  • Included 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
  • Included 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
  • Included 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
  • Included 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
  • Included 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
  • Included 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
  • Included 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
  • Included 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!

What is Included?

  • 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/Expedtion.
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek

What is Excluded?

  • 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

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

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 Information

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 10 days 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.

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Trip Reviews

“Incredible Value With Incredible People”
Tim & Jamie
5 - Excellent
04/22/2015

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.

Awesome Trip
Diane
5 - Excellent
05/25/2017

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!!!!!!

EBC 2018-Beast Mode “10 Day Challenge”
Cbono
5 - Excellent
02/14/2018

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”
Cbono
5 - Excellent
02/14/2018

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
Kenny
5 - Excellent
02/20/2018

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
Antin S
5 - Excellent
04/30/2018

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!
Erin Kawell
5 - Excellent
05/08/2018

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!
Ivan
5 - Excellent
05/08/2018

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!

“Incredible Value With Incredible People”
Tim & Jamie
5 - Excellent
04/22/2015

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.

Awesome Trip
Diane
5 - Excellent
05/25/2017

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!!!!!!

FAQ’s

What is the best Season for trekking Everest Base Camp?

Spring (March to June) and Fall (September to November) are the best seasons to trek Everest Base Camp. Discovery World Trekking can make arrangements if you wish to avoid the crowds in these season, DWT can make it happen in any season you want with all the safeties and fun.

How to avoid altitude sickness in Everest Base Camp?

  • Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items.
  • Drink at least 4 liters of water a day.
  • Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days.
  • Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms shows up).
  • Drink Garlic Soup.

How long do I need to walk per day during my trek to Everest Base Camp?

The hiking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

How safe is Everest Base Camp trekking?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees 3S for the clients: safety, security and satisfaction. The team members of Discovery World Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Discovery World Trekking have rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Discovery World Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

How long will it take to reach Everest Base Camp?

It takes 5 to 17 days to reach Base Camp depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Discovery World Trekking offers.

What are the mode of transportation

You can either trek on foot or by a helicopter. Discovery World Trekking offers exciting and reasonable Helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp for 5 days and 10 days. Discovery World Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.

Is Lukla Airport convenient for the flight?

Lukla is at 9,500 feet 2,850m above sea level. The higher the altitude, the lower the air density. So, the planes need to land at faster speeds. The weather in this area changes constantly and the cloud cover can be extreme, leading to major turbulence, which, though not dangerous, tends to be tough for passengers to endure. However, it is actually the country’s busiest airport serving as the key port of entry and exit for trekkers hoping to ascend Everest. Discovery World Trekking will try to make your flight pleasant in any circumstances.

What if my flight to and from Lukla is cancelled or delayed?

The flights are usually regular between October and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Discovery World Trekking charters a helicopter to make sure you are on the safe schedule either for trek or for your flight back home which would cost extra charge as an unexpected event. However, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is unable to operate helicopter facilities and Discovery World Trekking will reschedule the flight.

What is the elevation of Everest Base Camp?

The Mount Everest Base Camp elevation is 17,600 feet (or 5,364m). You will start the trek after flying into Lukla which is 9,383 feet (or 2,845m). Most trekkers have the hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise or sunset view 18,514 feet (5,550m).

Do I need any permits before starting the trek to Everest Base Camp?

You need Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) card and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Discovery World Trekking will help you with all those necessary paperworks and let you enjoy your holidays to the fullest.

Do I need Travel Insurance to trek in Everest Region?

You need travel insurance prior to booking the trek which must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members, which should be provided to us before you start your trekking. Discovery World Trekking will help you to get a travel insurance for potential altitude sickness and unforeseen events due to sudden climate change.

What about the Insurance of guides and porters?

Yes, Discovery World Trekking ensures the expenses for insurance of its guides, porters and all the crews along with meals, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.

Is there any age limit or criteria for trekking to Everest Base Camp?

There is not an age limit but Discovery World Trekking does not recommend children to climb high altitude as this may have severe effects on a child's health. However, you need to be in good physique with a positive attitude. Discovery World Trekking does not recommend this trek to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.

What is the luggage limit for porter and flight to Lukla?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla is a total of 10 kgs and you need to pay extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Discovery World Trekking pays upto 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 15 kgs.

What is the weather condition at Everest Base Camp?

Weather on the trail to Everest Base Camp is always changing and impossible to predict. Here is a list of probable temperature and weather conditions in each month.

Month  Temperature  Weather and Nature 
January Max 4°C in the daytime to min -17°C in the nights and mornings  Blue skies, freezing weather 
February  Max 4°C in the daytime to min -15°C in the nights and mornings  Mild and humid, good visibility 
March  Max 7°C in the daytime to min -12°C in the nights and mornings  Days are short and the temperature starts to warm up, chances of occasional snow falls 
April  Max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C in a night  Moderate temperature with amazing landscape, rhododendron and wildflowers 
May Max 15°C in the daytime to min 0°C in a night  Days are still long, warm, and sunny 
June Max 16°C in the daytime to min -1°C in a night  Rainy season 
July  Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  Hot and humid 
Auguest  Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night 
September  Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night  End of monsoon, no clouds 
October  Max 12°C in the daytime to min -6°C in a night  Stable weather condition 
November  Max 6°C in the daytime to min -12°C in a night  Days are sunny and bright, cold during the night, sleeping bag is most. 
December  Max 4°C in the daytime to min -14°C in a night  Foggy and cloudy weather 

Does Everest Base Camp trekking require Immunization Certificate?

No, you don’t and that is not mandatory. But if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, let your trip planner know about this.

What are the arrangements for night stay during the trek?

For the Everest Base Camp trekking, you will be staying at teahouses/lodges, generally offering twin sharing room and healthy local foods. Generally, the toilets are outside the room or the house in a squat form. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost in most of the places.

Is meal easily available on the trek to Everest Base Camp?

The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities. Along with Western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles and thukpa are amazing himalayan cuisines for the trekkers. Discovery World Trekking will arrange meal in special areas for its clients.

What types of liquid do I need to drink at high altitude?

Garlic soup is must while trekking. Discovery World Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 4 liter of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items and hot-chocolates at high altitude.

Do I need to bring medicines for trekking to Everest Base Camp?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, Discovery World Trekking will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concern to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

Is there pick service by the Company?

You will see personal representative of Discovery World Trekking welcoming you outside the arrival lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name pamphlets on her/his hand. S/he will take you to your selected hotel on private transportation conveniently.

I am a vegetarian. Am I supposed to get enough meal on my trek?

Discovery World Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Discovery World Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking offers cancellation and refund facilities. You need to visit Discovery World Trekking’s individual tour packages for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for Everest Base Camp trek?

You need to pay 10% in advance and rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. We accept Credit Card, however, you will be charged extra amount as service fee by the bank. So, Discovery World Trekking recommend you to pay in Cash to enjoy the benefit of discount. Any currency is accepted.

Do I need to tip my porter and guide?

Your porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

How is the drinking water in the trails to Everest Base Camp?

Bottled water is easily available at low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in Everest region. So, they do not sell plastic bottled mineral water. You need to drink mineral water or boiled filtre water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Discovery World Trekking also provide water purifier pills.

What is the level of trekking to Everest Base Camp?

The level is more difficult than other trekking programmes. However, Discovery World Trekking tries its best to make the journey as easy, adventurous and joyful as possible.

Can I buy the gear in Nepal and sell it afterwards?

Discovery World Trekking will introduce to dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.

Is there Wi-Fi on the trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge.

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