trek to Everest base camp
With multiple route options available, this Everest base camp trek can be tailored to you & your trekking preferences, allowing you to challenge yourself or simply bask in the awe-inspiring scenery.
Kathmandu Dudh Koshi Valley Namche (& market stalls) Phakding river bridges Tengboche monastery Pangboche village Pheriche Khumbu Glacier trail Kala Pattar viewpoint Dingboche Lukla Farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters
US $1595ToUS $1725 excluding flights
Description of trek to Everest base camp
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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetThis trek to Everest base camp follows the classic route in accordance with the guidelines of the Leave No Trace Organisation.
• We are committed to the enjoyment, health and protection of the Himalaya
• We believe that education is the best means to protect Himalaya and we ensure all our guides and clients understand how important this is and what they need to do to protect the mountain
• We believe that practicing the Leave No Trace principles is the most relevant and effective long-term solution to maintaining the beauty, health of, and access to natural lands.
We only run small groups on this trek with a maximum of 12 people as these have a minimal impact on the Himalayas' fragile environment. All our guides are trained and educated in environmental protection and are responsible for ensuring that the guests understand the nature of the environment that they are in and minimise the impact that they may have. This means everything from ensuring they stick to proper paths and carry out their own trash.
Wherever we stay on the trek we use lodges and tea houses where all trash is packed out for recycling or disposal; all cooking is done on kerosene stoves and no wood is ever cut or used; all drinking water is filtered and given to clients in refillable bottle.
PeopleThe most important thing any Nepal operator can do to benefit the local community is to look after all of the staff we employ well. We support the guidelines of the International Porter Projection Project and work to maintain high standards of welfare for all our guides and porters covering wages, clothing, accommodation, food and tips.
• All our guides and porters are insured and receive medical care when ill or injured
• We provide dry, basic accommodation for our guides and porters and they are provided with plenty of food and warm drinks.
• All our staff are insured for emergency rescue.
• We provide them with clothing appropriate for the trek and season.
• We have maximum weights for all porters so that they are not overworked
We do not employ any non local guides or administrative staff so that more of the money you pay goes back into the local economy. All our guides are English speaking but they are all local people with strong family and cultural ties to the area in which you will be trekking.
We use and support local hotels, such as Mulberry Hotel, and local transport providers again ensuring the maximum benefit to the local people.
For this trek we pay the Everest conservation fee and National Park fee. These have been critical in funding all the environmental protection undertaken over recent years particularly helping tea houses adopt good practise with waste and water and fuel usage.
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