Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal
An eighteen day, tailor made trekking trip to Base Camp Everest, walking for 14 days. Staying in lodges, not camping. Moderate grade. Max elevation 5,550m.
Kathmandu Dudh Kosi Valley Khumba Valley and glacier Namche Bazaar Kalapathar Crossing of Imja Khola and Dudh Kosi Rivers Thame, Thyangboche and Pangboche monasteries Himalayan wildlife Everest Base Camp
£1155To£1685 excluding flights
Includes: • Airport transfers • Hotel in Kathmandu (B&B) • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu, including entrance fees • Lodge accommodation on trek • Experienced guides and porters Excludes: Flights, travel insurance and most meals
Description of Everest Base Camp trek, Nepal
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Tours involve using public transport, and this can make accessible travel difficult in certain places. However, we are very keen to chat with travelers with specific needs to see if we can make a trip possible.
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.
PlanetWe are passionate about this beautiful part of the world and want to keep it that way. We keep our groups small (10 maximum) to minimise their impact on the local environment. This means that the effect of their footfall on paths and vegetation is minimised.
All our trekkers are urged to be mindful of deforestation and use hot water only where there is solar power or a local electricity supply. We ask that only biogradeable soaps are used and that any clothes washing is done in designated areas rather than in water that may be used for drinking.
In order to minimise the risk of littering we ask that any rubbish that cannot be easily burnt is brought back to Kathmandu and that space is allowed for this. We advise against bottled water and recommend taking refillable water bottles and then buying boiled water or using water purification tablets. Careful briefing is given on responsible toileting and the burying of human waste.
Our UK office is also committed to supporting the environment. We believe in the policy of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Our office recycles paper and makes sure that paper that has been wrongly printed is reused. Our headed paper comes from a recyclable source.
Protecting the world:
We are passionate about encouraging our travelers to be kind to the environment as they travel. Each participant receives advice about how to care for the environment whilst they are away. This includes water usage, how to avoid single use plastic and electricity usage.
We insist that all participants bring their own water bottles when they travel with us, and clean free water is always available. We have even created a water bottle that can be purchased before departure and encourage people to use it at all stages of their journey including at the airport, on flights and whilst on their project. We are striving for all of our projects to be free of single use plastic.
We emphasise the importance of showing respect for local people and their customs in our briefing material. Participants will work alongside permanent staff, forming close bonds and getting an insight into real life in Nepal. Our policy is to send people out in small groups or individually. This minimises the environmental and social impact that the participants have on the destination and helps them to integrate into the local community.
PeopleWe have been involved with community projects in Nepal since 2001. We want our treks to embody the very best of tourism, bringing employment to local people whilst encouraging them to value and conserve their culture and traditional way of life.
We keep our groups small, so that remote villages are not swamped with tourists. Group sizes are kept to 10 people or less. We also make sure that participants are fully briefed about the cultural differences, so that they do not offend local people by the way they dress or act. This includes, for example, taking photographs of them without permission. We also encourage a respectful attitude towards our local staff (porters etc).
Treks such as ours have become an important source of income for people living in remote areas of Nepal. Our participants support this by eating local food, staying in lodges rather than camping and buying locally-produced crafts. We employ local guides and porters from a reputable trekking company, ensuring good working conditions and a fair wage. In addition, we donate a proportion of our income to specific community projects with which we have an ongoing relationship.
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