Everest base camp trek

“Visit the Everest base camp and encounter exotic Himalayan wildlife as you trek amid the soaring peaks of one of Nepal's most popular destinations.”

Highlights

Everest Base camp | Kathmandu | Exotic Himalayan wildlife | Iconic mountain vistas | Namche Bazaar | Lukla | Tenboche | Dinboche | Phakding | Lobuche | Khumjung | Monjo

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Vacation type

Traveling with a local operator

This vacation is operated by a company based in the vacation destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your vacation to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Responsible tourism

Everest base camp trek

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

Our trekking company is wholly committed to responsible tourism. On our treks & tours, tourism helps improve the standard of living for the local people by generating income for the local community through purchasing of local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables and providing job opportunities.

We employ well-trained & experienced local guides and hire local porters whose load limit is 20-25kg. Our guides will give a briefing about responsible tourism e.g. rubbish disposal, giving food scraps to domestic animals, paying the porters to carry out trash, using a fire pit when camping, not picking flowers, using kerosene instead of firewood, avoiding bathing/washing clothes in streams, using local tea houses or camping sites. In addition the small group size of 4-10 people helps to minimise the impact on the environment.

On this trek, we stay at local lodges operated by Sherpa communities such as Khumbu lodge, Everest lodge, Himalaya lodge Gompa lodge. These lodges minimise the impact on the environment by using kerosene/gas fuel instead of fire wood and disposing of their rubbish appropriately.

Our trekking company provides financial donations for the local school (US $2 per visitor) & health post (US $3 per visitor). We provide educational materials for students such as copies, pencils, ball pens and sports equipment (foot balls, basket balls), and provide equipment & medicines for the health post such as tablets, eye drops, high-altitude tablets, plasters and bandages. We also support the Kvresthali Women society with financial donations (US $5 per visitor) which provides education for impoverished adult women and provides funds for goat and vegetables farming and road repair.

On this trip, our guests will have an opportunity to give donations to these causes, and visit and make donations to the Kunde hospital and School at Khumjung. Travelers can also support Sherpa students by giving educational materials such pencils, crayons, books and paper etc.

4 Reviews of Everest base camp trek

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Reviewed on 21 Mar 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


All of it!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Being relatively fit before keeps it enjoyable, we passed a few that had clearly not done walking before and they were finding it harder!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, all aspects were helping the locals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Couldn't rate it more highly, it was fabulous and an experience of a lifetime! Achut ensured everything went smoothly and was brilliant.

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Reaching Everest Base Camp and conquering Thorung La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit!!! In reality however there were many more!!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Prepare adequately and avoid taking anything more than what you really need.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Undoubtedly... the locals need tourists badly..... Sadly consumers of the most well known products/brands leave their packaging for all to see..... Finding a balance between short term gain and the maintaining of what makes a place special is very hard to achieve...

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent... Great local travel agents run by two dedicated brothers who just could not do enough to please, were highly experienced and delivered on their promises. Their guides including partnership with other operators that were also outstanding. People - both locals and fellow adventurers added to the enjoyment and fun..... Beauty of those lovely mountains and trek routes will remain in my memory for ever....

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The most memorable part was the first time I saw Everest- what a site!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Bring lots of warm clothes & sleeping equipment and water purification (buying water becomes very costly and produces many plastic bottles). It is hard some days but so worth it!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Definitely benefited local people because we stayed with them the entire way but I am not sure how the impact on the environment was minimized.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was fantastic! I had a beautiful and relaxing time (even though it was a physical challenge. My guide was knowledgeable and fun and I met some great people along the way!

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Standing at Kalapathar watching the sun rise over the Himalayas.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be prepared physically, and take your time as the altitude makes it quite tough going.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent!

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