Trip Overview

Nestled in the heart of the majestic Himalayas, the Everest Base Camp Trek stands as a beacon for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. This iconic trek offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, up close and personal.

As you traverse through the rugged trails of the Khumbu region, every step unveils breathtaking panoramas of towering peaks, picturesque villages, and pristine landscapes. The Everest Base Camp Trek is not merely a physical journey; it’s a soul-stirring odyssey into the lap of nature.

Undoubtedly, the trek presents challenges, from navigating rocky paths to acclimatizing to higher altitudes. However, with determination and the guidance of experienced Sherpas, every obstacle transforms into a triumph. The sense of accomplishment as you stand at the foot of Everest is unparalleled.

Beyond the awe-inspiring landscapes, the trek offers a cultural immersion into the Sherpa way of life. Visit ancient monasteries, engage with local communities, and savor traditional Sherpa cuisine. The Everest Base Camp Trek is a holistic experience that goes beyond the physical ascent.

Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, meticulous preparation is key. From choosing the right gear to acclimatization strategies, our guide will equip you with the knowledge needed to make your Everest Base Camp journey both safe and unforgettable.

Why Choose Everest Base Camp Trek?

  • Epic Views: Witness the sunrise over Everest from Kala Patthar, offering an unparalleled view of the Himalayan giants.
  • Unique Culture: Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture, visiting monasteries and charming villages along the way.
  • Adventure of a Lifetime: Challenge yourself physically and mentally as you trek through diverse terrains, from lush forests to glacial moraines.

Board on the adventure of a lifetime – the Everest Base Camp Trek awaits. Get ready to breathe the crisp mountain air, feel the pulse of the Himalayas, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us as we guide you through this extraordinary journey to the roof of the world.

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Tour Highlight

  • Expereice of landing and taking off in Lukla airport
  • Picturesque view of Mountains and Himalayan Valleys
  • Climb up Kalapathar (5,555m).
  • Exchange and Experience culture with Sherpa community
  • Exploring the Tengboche Monastery
  • Visiting the Base Camp (5,365 m) of Mt. Everest

Trip Facts

Group Size: 1-15
Duration: 15 Days
Highest Elevation: 5555m
Accomodation: Choose one
Trip Start: Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Average Dist. per Day: 12.36 KM / 7.68 MILE
Average Time per Day: 6hrs
Trip Grading: Challenging

Trip Itinerary Expand All

Day 01

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport

  • Welcome to Nepal! Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Meals: No Meals
Accomodation: Three Star hotel accommodation on B/B plan Lodge
Elevation: 1380m Elevation
Day 02

Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

The day begins with a meeting and introduction with your trek and tour leader. After breakfast, we organize a short meeting in the hotel lobby. The meeting finalizes the preparation of the trek. In the meeting, you need to bring three copies of passport copy-size photos and a travel insurance copy. Soon, the day tour will start and on the tour visit the most highlighted places of Kathmandu.

PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most visited and sacred places of Hindus. According to Hindu mythology, Pashupatinath is one of four Dham. It is not only a religious place but also a cremation place. The dead body is burning with firewood in the bank of the holy river Bagmati.

BOUDDHA STUPA
Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. While touring in Buddha you can meet the monks, learn Buddhism, and gather information about Thankas, and its significance.

BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a royal palace built centuries ago when Nepal had 22 and 24 state kingdoms. The palace is famous with the name of fifty-five windows durbar, Nyatapol Mandir the tallest temple in Nepal. The Lion Gate, Golden Gates, The statue of King BhupatindraMalla, and the pottery where the potter makes are the main attractions of Bhaktapur.After finishing the tour, the evening time is to review the luggage for the trek. If you are interested you can walk around Thamel, choose the restaurant for dinner.

Day 03

Drive to Ramechhap and fly to Lukla (2,840m). Trek to Phakding (2,610m)

  • Early morning drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla. Breakfast will be in Lukla but sometimes we may have it in Ramechhap because of flight delay
  • Meet local trekking staff and start the trek to Phakding along the Dhudhkoshi River.
Meals: BLD
Accomodation: Mountain Guesthouse Lodge
Day 04

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)

  • Trek alongside Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges.
  • Climb steeply to Namche Bazaar, the largest town in the region.
Day 05

Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3,441m)

  • Rest day for acclimatization.
  • Explore Syangboche, visit a Sherpa museum, and enjoy stunning views.
Day 06

Trek to Tengboche Hill (3,880m)

  • Trek to Tengboche, capturing Himalayan views and visiting the monastery.
  • Evening exploration around Tengboche Hill.
Day 07

Trekking to Dingboche Valley (4,350m)

  • Descend to Debuche, continue to Pangboche, a Sherpa settlement.
  • Walk through Dingboche valley with views of Mt. Ama Dablam.
Day 08

Second Acclimatization day in Dingboche. Hike up to Nangkartshang Peak (5090m)

  • Rest and acclimatization day.
  • Hike to Nangkartshang Peak for ideal acclimatization.
Day 09

Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)

  • Trek to Lobuche, passing Thukla Pass with memorials.
  • Enjoy views of the Himalayas, Khumbu Valley, and Cholatse Glacier Lakes.
Day 10

Trek to Gorakshep (5170 m), continue to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) then back to Gorak Shep (5170 m) - Trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep.

  • Explore Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep.
Day 11

Hike up to Kalapattar (5,555m) early in the morning and trek down to Periche (4,270m)

  • Early morning hike to Kalapathar for panoramic views.
  • Descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and further trek to Pheriche.
Day 12

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)

  • Trek back to Namche Bazaar through Tengboche, Phungi Thanga, and Sanasa.
Day 13

Trek down to Lukla (2,840m)

  • Trek to Lukla, the final stop in the Solukhumbu region.
  • Lunch stop at Phakding on the banks of the Dudhkoshi River.
Day 14

Morning flight back to Kathmandu

  • Morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer to the hotel with leisure time to explore Thamel and shop for souvenirs.
Day 15

Transfer to the airport for your final flight departure

  • The trip concludes; transfer to the international airport for departure.

Itinerary Informations

Lukla Flights:

All we know is that the Lukla flight is sensitive in the case of weather. Instantly it may be delayed and canceled as well. A tiny Himalayan airport has difficulty facing heavy traffic which is why sometimes the flight may be delayed. So, we suggest, if you are trekking in Everest, please make sure at least you have two days additional in the program.

In the case of a weather cancellation, the best alternative to get Lukla is to charter a helicopter because the copter can fly in lower visibility of 1,500 meters. However, Twin Otter and Dornier aircraft need minimum visibility of 5,000 meters.
What about the Helicopter cost? Is it getting instant or need to be in the queue?
A helicopter charges US $ 2500 per flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. And the US $ 500 per person on a sharing basis. Except for the emergency, during the high season and extreme weather of Lukla, you may not get a helicopter instantly or need to be in the queue. Also, if you have requested the Helicopter for less than 24hrs, you may need to wait because of the limited number of helicopters, and they’re using various activities in the mountains.
Lukla flight from Manthli Airport, Ramechhap

Due to the air traffic in Kathmandu during the peak months (March, April, May, September, October, and November), CAAN has promulgated the notice that the flight has been shifted to Manthali from Kathmandu to Lukla. If there are changes will update you ASAP.

 

Standard Itinerary and Private Trip

It is the notice about Standard Itinerary and Private Trip. The provided itinerary is standard, and if you want to customize it, you can do it. OR you can go through our Plan Your Holidays page.

Travel Insurance and Covers

We strongly recommend you have travel insurance that covers the adventure activities such as trekking/hiking above 15,000 feet. And must include flights delayed/canceled by bad weather, accidents, evacuations, etc.

Keep in Mind

Sometimes, unusual weather changes, natural disasters, flight delays, and cancellations, government rules, local political situations, health conditions of trekkers may change your itinerary. At that point, our leading guide will decide and try to minimize the impacts and run the trip smoothly, but we are not liable for any additional costs if needed.

Always options for Upgrade

Please you can upgrade your accommodation and transportation service to regular. We can provide you with 5Star hotel accommodation and the best available private car/ jeep services. And also domestic flights including the Helicopter Charter.

 

What Includes & Excludes

Includes

Accomodation

  • Three Nights in Kathmandu and Eleven nights in the mountain

Meals

  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.

Flight

  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu domestic airfare

Guides and Porters

  • Trekking Porters – We Assign a porter for each two trekkers.
  • An English speaking local guide

Transports

  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • From and to the airport transfer to the hotel on a private tourist vehicle on your International arrival and departure.

Excludes

  • Anything not mentioned in the price includes.
  • Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
  • Lunch and dinner in the city.
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Visa fees and travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.

Join the Departure

Join the departures

Monday, 2nd Sep 2024 To Monday, 16th Sep 2024
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Deposit: USD 371
Thursday, 5th Sep 2024 To Thursday, 19th Sep 2024
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Monday, 9th Sep 2024 To Monday, 23rd Sep 2024
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Thursday, 12th Sep 2024 To Thursday, 26th Sep 2024
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Monday, 16th Sep 2024 To Monday, 30th Sep 2024
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Thursday, 19th Sep 2024 To Thursday, 3rd Oct 2024
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Monday, 23rd Sep 2024 To Monday, 7th Oct 2024
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Thursday, 26th Sep 2024 To Thursday, 10th Oct 2024
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Monday, 30th Sep 2024 To Monday, 14th Oct 2024
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Thursday, 3rd Oct 2024 To Thursday, 17th Oct 2024
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Equipment List

Outfit

  • Shoes/Boots
  • A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge.
  • A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  • At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic. And three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • Two pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs of nylon hiking shorts.
  • A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  • Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days.

Warmth

  • Neck Warmer
  • Light weight Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag
  • A pair of lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  • A pair liner woolen gloves for mild days and heavy for morning and evening
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat

Electronics

  • Additional Batteries Powerbank , Solar Charger
  • Additional batteries for Head Lamp
  • Head Lamp

Documents and Money

  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Airline tickets
  • Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)

Accessories

  • Small Day Pack
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton.
  • For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Toiletries
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • UV protective glacier sunglasses – better to have a side shield.

Important Info

Everest Base Camp Trek: Your Ultimate Guide

Embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek is an exciting and adventurous journey. To make the most of your experience, it’s essential to have some key information at your fingertips. In this comprehensive guide, we provide valuable insights to help you plan and prepare for the trek.

How High is Everest Base Camp?

Everest Base Camp is situated at an elevation of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) and serves as the launchpad for climbing the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. However, the highest point reached on the Everest Base Camp trek is Kalapatthar, located at an altitude of 5,555 meters (18,225 feet). From this vantage point, you can enjoy unobstructed views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks, providing a breathtaking perspective of the Himalayas and the Khumbu region.

Accommodation During Everest Base Camp Trek

14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation:

  • Kathmandu: 2 nights at a 3-star hotel in Thamel, such as Hotel Thamel House, Gaju Suite, or Hotel Jampa.
  • Trekking Area: 11 nights at local teahouses/guesthouses with twin-sharing rooms and basic amenities.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Package:

  • Upgraded accommodations and enhanced facilities in Kathmandu and throughout the trekking journey.

Kathmandu Accommodation:

  • Comfortable 3-star hotels with private bathrooms, TV, and ample storage. Options to upgrade to single occupancy or 4- or 5-star hotels are available.

Teahouses/Guesthouses:

  • Basic lodging with improved facilities in areas like Lukla, Phakding, and Namche, offering rooms with attached toilets/bathrooms.

Permits for Everest Base Camp Trek

To trek to Everest Base Camp, you need three types of permits:

  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Permit:
    • SAARC Nationals: NPR 600 per person
    • Foreign Nationals: NPR 2,000 per person
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit:
    • SAARC Nationals: NPR 1,500 per person
    • Foreign Nationals: NPR 3,000 per person
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Card:
    • NPR 2,000 per person for both SAARC and foreign nationals

These permits are covered in most trekking packages.

Safety and Preparation for Everest Base Camp Trek

General Safety:

  • The trek is generally safe for individuals in good health.
  • High altitude presents a significant challenge, and altitude sickness can affect anyone.
  • Mental preparedness is as important as physical fitness.

Guide and Porter Support:

  • Certified guides equipped with oximeters and first aid training.
  • One guide for small groups (up to 8 people) and an associate guide for larger groups.
  • One porter for every two clients, with weight limits of 15 kg per client.

Altitude Sickness Prevention:

  • Consult a medical expert before the trek.
  • Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and limit caffeine intake.
  • Adhere to safe altitude gain rules, maintain hydration, and eat a carb-rich diet.
  • Gradual acclimatization and hiring experienced guides are recommended.
  • Recognize symptoms like nausea and dizziness and descend promptly if necessary.
  • Carry altitude sickness medications and a first aid kit.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek

Spring (March-June):

  • Mild temperatures (around 20°C/68°F)
  • Blooming flowers and clear skies.

Monsoon (July-mid-September):

  • Heavy rains at lower elevations.
  • Quieter trails with temperatures averaging 22°C (71.6°F).

Autumn (end of September-November):

  • Pleasant weather and clear views.
  • Colorful landscapes.

Winter (December-February):

  • Cold temperatures (dropping to -20°C/-4°F at higher altitudes).
  • Solitude and snowy trails.

Spring and autumn are the most popular times due to their pleasant conditions.

Flying into Lukla

Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport):

  • One of the world’s most dangerous airports, located at 2,840 meters.
  • Entry and exit point for Everest region treks via flight.

Flight from Ramechhap/Manthali Airport:

  • 5 to 6-hour drive from Kathmandu, followed by a 20-minute flight to Lukla.
  • Operational during peak months (March-May, October-November).

Flight from Kathmandu Airport:

  • 35-minute flight to Lukla.
  • Operational during off-peak months (January-February, June-September, December).

Baggage Allowances:

  • Maximum weight: 15 kg (33 pounds) including duffel bag and daypack.
  • Extra fee for excess weight (USD 2-5 per kilogram).

Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek

Mandatory Coverage:

  • High-altitude adventure activities (above 5,000 meters).
  • Flight disruptions, accidents, and emergency evacuations.

Recommended Providers:

  • USA/Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia/New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard

Ensure the policy covers trekking up to 6,000 meters.

Additional Tips for a Successful Trek

Tipping:

  • Customary for guides, porters, and local staff.
  • Suggested amount: 15% of the total trek cost, divided between guides and porters.

Charging Devices:

  • Renewable energy like solar power is used.
  • Fee for charging devices (USD 1-5 per charge).
  • Bring two-pin and three-pin adapters.

Food Options:

  • Teahouses follow international food preparation guidelines.
  • Main food: ‘Dal Bhat’ (rice and lentils).
  • Other options: American breakfast, fried rice, noodles, soups.

Beginner’s Guide:

  • Physical training and conditioning are crucial.
  • Engage in cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • Adequate rest and a positive mental attitude are essential.

Training Program:

  • Start training two months in advance.
  • Weekly uphill hikes, gym workouts, and diverse cardio activities.
  • Balanced nutrition and hydration are important.
  • Mental preparation involves understanding challenges and setting realistic expectations.

Trekking Difficulty:

  • Altitude sickness and trek length are the main challenges.
  • Training your body for high altitudes is essential.
  • Plan to walk an hour, 4-5 times weekly, starting 2 months prior to trekking.

Cost of Everest Base Camp Trek:

  • Varies based on preferences and trek duration.
  • Standard itinerary cost: USD 1,450 per person for a 14-day trek.
  • Prices vary depending on group size and services provided.

Internet & Wi-Fi Facility in Everest Base Camp Trek

Extra Expenses:

  • Budget around USD 100-150 for snacks and beverages.
  • Costs vary based on individual preferences and activities.

Trekking Distance:

  • Lukla to Everest Base Camp: approximately 65 kilometers (40 miles).
  • Total distance: around 130 kilometers (80 miles), typically completed in 11 days.

The Everest Base Camp trek offers a unique blend of adventure, stunning landscapes, and cultural experiences. Proper preparation, including physical training, mental readiness, and having the right gear and permits, will ensure a successful and enjoyable journey. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced trekker, the majestic beauty of the Everest region awaits you.

Why Us

Why travel with
Broad Adventures

Since 2010, we have curated unique itineraries that offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences, ensuring every trip is filled with joy and adventure. Our focus on the fun factor and the right amount of challenge allows you to achieve a profound sense of personal accomplishment, all while enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded travelers.

Small-Group Adventures

Small-Group Adventures

Join an intimate group of like-minded travelers who share your passion for discovering the world's wonders safely and confidently. Our small group settings foster a deeper connection with your fellow explorers and the incredible destinations we visit.

Expert Local Guides

Expert Local Guides

We exclusively employ local guides and porters for their unparalleled knowledge and expertise. Their insights and firsthand experiences enrich your journey, giving you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the local culture, history, and environment.

Responsible for Tourism

Responsible for Tourism

Your safety is our utmost priority. Our dedicated team of trained professionals ensures the highest standards of care, including providing fresh and hygienic meals, comprehensive First Aid supplies, and round-the-clock communication services. We are committed to responsible tourism practices, emphasizing the importance of sustainable and ethical travel.

Health and Saftey

Health and Saftey

Promoting responsible tourism is essential, as it calls for a collective effort from everyone involved in the industry. By prioritizing health and safety, we ensure that each journey is not only enjoyable but also respectful of the destinations and communities we visit.

How can we help you?

  • City Tour Equipment
  • City Tour Season
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Climbing Season
  • General Questions
  • Guide and Staffs
  • Nepal Overview
  • Tipping
  • Transportations
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Trekking Season
  • VISA info
  • Weather and Temperature

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

What is the time zone of Nepal?

NPT (UTC+05:45)

What cultural attractions can I explore in Kathmandu?

Kathmandu is home to historical sites like Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Pashupatinath Temple. These landmarks showcase Nepal’s rich cultural and religious heritage, providing visitors with a deep insight into the country’s history.

What are the must-visit cities in Nepal?

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhaktapur, and Patan are popular cities offering rich cultural experiences. Each city has its own unique charm, historical sites, and vibrant local markets.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

What is the climbing season in Nepal?

The main climbing seasons are spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November). During these times, the weather is more stable, providing safer and more favorable conditions for climbing expeditions.

Are there other mountains in Nepal suitable for climbing?

Yes, Nepal is home to numerous trekking peaks and mountains suitable for climbing, such as Island Peak, Mera Peak, and Lobuche East. These peaks offer a challenging yet rewarding experience for climbers of various skill levels.

Can I climb Mount Everest as a tourist?

Climbing Mount Everest requires significant preparation, experience, and permits. Most climbers join organized expeditions with experienced guides. Climbing Everest is a serious undertaking that demands physical fitness, technical skills, and a high level of commitment.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

What is the voltage and plug type used in Nepal?

The standard voltage is 230V, and the plug type is the Europlug (Type C) and the British-style plug (Type D). It’s advisable to bring adapters if necessary.

What is the voltage and plug type used in Nepal?

The standard voltage is 230V, and the plug type is the Europlug (Type C) and the British-style plug (Type D). It’s advisable to bring adapters if necessary.

Is it necessary to get travel insurance for Nepal?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended, especially for trekking and adventure activities. Ensure that your insurance covers medical emergencies, evacuation, and trip cancellations.

What languages are spoken in Nepal?

The official language is Nepali, but English is widely understood in tourist areas. Additionally, various ethnic groups have their own languages.

What is the currency used in Nepal, and are credit cards widely accepted?

The official currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). While major cities and tourist areas accept credit cards, it’s advisable to carry cash in remote areas. ATMs are available in urban centers.

How can I get around within cities in Nepal?

Transportation options include taxis, rickshaws, and local buses. Walking is also a great way to explore the cities, especially in the old quarters. Many cities have well-preserved historic areas, and navigating them on foot allows for a more immersive experience.

What cultural attractions can I explore in Kathmandu?

Kathmandu is home to historical sites like Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Pashupatinath Temple. These landmarks showcase Nepal’s rich cultural and religious heritage, providing visitors with a deep insight into the country’s history.

Can I climb Mount Everest as a tourist?

Climbing Mount Everest requires significant preparation, experience, and permits. Most climbers join organized expeditions with experienced guides. Climbing Everest is a serious undertaking that demands physical fitness, technical skills, and a high level of commitment.

Are permits required for trekking in Nepal?

Yes, trekking permits are required for most trekking regions. The type of permit depends on the specific trekking area. It’s important to obtain the necessary permits from the respective authorities to support local conservation and management efforts.

When is the best season for treks in Nepal?

From March to mid-June and September to December is the best season for treks.

What is the fitness required for the treks?

Generally, to trek in Nepal we should have good physical and health conditions. And also able to walk 4- 7 hours in day at a high altitude with your little backpack.

Do you pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative welcomes you at the airport and transfers you to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

Does my guide/porter speak English?

They speak English. All the guides are professional and due to their professionalism, they speak good English. The guide’s English is enough to explain the local culture, activities, and religions.

Are the treks and tours secured? What about the security?

Providing security to our clients is our principal. The government-licensed holder guides and other crew members are carefully assigned for your trip. Even though, would like to counsel you to take care of your equipment, and bags. If you doing a tea-house trek your accommodation is in a local guesthouse, where you have to be a precaution yourself at all times. And if you are on a camping trek always keep your bags inside the tent and while at nighttime please keep your bag in the middle of the tent. The camping leader assigns a Sherpa as a guard throughout the nighttime.

What sort of ground transportation do you use?

Normally we assign a car for up to 2 people and a Jeep for up to 5 people and then a bus for up to 14 PAX and Coster and Sutlej Bus depending on group size. There are some trekking routes, which are dirt roads for them we assign 4WD Jeeps. It also depends on what services you opt for.

Are the staff insured by your company?

Yes, all of the staff and crew members are insured.

Should I need to join the group?

Joining a group depends on your booking and the option that you choose. If you have booked for Private Trip then obviously you will not join. Otherwise, normally the same trip departs on the same day then the group will join.

Do you arrange a private trip?

Yes, of course, we will arrange a private tour.

How big is a group size?

We will try to arrange a small group of willing people, which immortalize the treks. Normally we encompass 12 -16 people in a group. (This is not to apply to those who want to do a Private Trip, no minimum and maximum for them.)

Is the drinking water okay? Or do I need to use tablets?

For drinking water you can buy bottled water and purified mineral water on tea-house treks and city tours. And in the camping trek, the camping cook provides you with boiled water. For some cases of remote area trekking it would be better to have some purification tablets that you can buy in Kathmandu.

What are the accommodations and meals like?

All the meals that you provided are hygienic and fresh. While you are on a camping trek you get meals prepared by a professional camping cook. And if you are doing a tea-house trek you will get the main course as like in the cities. For accommodation on the camping trek, you will have a tent with good-quality mattresses and a sleeping bag. And if you are on a tea-house trek you will normal twin-sharing room with basic facilities with a warm mattress and blanket, and also we provide a sleeping bag if you need it.

Is the shower facility during the tour/trek?

Yes, you can have a shower during the trek. In the camping trek, you will get a shower in a shower tent which is provided 3-4 times in the whole trek, depending on the duration of the trek. And in a tea-house trek, we will provide you attached room where possible and for the rest of town, you will pay for a shower.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Is there any possibility of communicating in my hometown?

Yes, you can. In the Everest and Annapurna regions, you can connect via Phone, or Internet both available in most of the town and, in some remote routes, you may need to use a satellite phone that is carried by your trek guide or also get in the local town.

Can I charge the batteries of cameras, and phones?

Yes, you can charge your devices, but recommended you bring your plugs, and chargers and also do not leave unattended anything while charging in a lobby or somewhere in the trekking guesthouse. And if you are on a camping trek it’s quite hard to charge the phone so we advise you to bring a portable charge.

Are there any health precautions I should take before traveling to Nepal?

Vaccinations for diseases like typhoid, hepatitis, and tetanus are advisable. Altitude sickness prevention measures should be considered for high-altitude treks.

How can I find a reliable trekking guide in Nepal?

Reliable guides can be found through licensed trekking agencies, recommendations from fellow travelers, or by checking with the Nepal Tourism Board. Ensure that your guide has the necessary permits and is experienced in the chosen trekking region

Is hiring a local guide recommended for exploring Nepal?

Yes, hiring a local guide is highly recommended, especially for trekking and exploring remote areas. Guides provide valuable insights into the culture, history, and geography of the region, ensuring a safer and more enriching experience.

Is hiring a local guide recommended for exploring Nepal?

Yes, hiring a local guide is highly recommended, especially for trekking and exploring remote areas. Guides provide valuable insights into the culture, history, and geography of the region, ensuring a safer and more enriching experience.

Is Nepal a safe country for tourists?

Yes, Nepal is considered safe for tourists. However, like any travel destination, it’s essential to follow common-sense safety practices and stay updated on travel advisories. Local people are welcoming, and the country values its reputation as a safe and friendly destination.

What is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best time to visit Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally favorable for outdoor activities. During these periods, the skies are clear, and the temperatures are moderate.

What makes Nepal a popular tourist destination?

Nepal is renowned for its stunning Himalayan landscapes, rich cultural heritage, diverse wildlife, and warm hospitality. The country offers a unique blend of adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty.

What is the standard tip?

Tipping is subjective so it depends on your satisfaction. However, the standard is about 20% of the trip cost you can share with the staff.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Are permits required for trekking in Nepal?

Yes, trekking permits are required for most trekking regions. The type of permit depends on the specific trekking area. It’s important to obtain the necessary permits from the respective authorities to support local conservation and management efforts.

Do I need a guide for trekking in Nepal?

While it’s not mandatory, hiring a local guide is highly recommended for safety, navigation, and cultural insights. Guides are familiar with the terrain, can provide valuable information about the region, and ensure a smoother trekking experience.

What are the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal?

The Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley trek, and Manaslu Circuit are among the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. Each trek offers unique experiences, from breathtaking mountain views to encounters with diverse cultures.

When is the best season for treks in Nepal?

From March to mid-June and September to December is the best season for treks.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

Can I extend my tourist visa to Nepal?

Yes, tourist visas can be extended at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or the Immigration Office in Pokhara. Extension fees and requirements vary, and it’s advisable to initiate the process a few days before the current visa expires.

What documents are required for a tourist visa on arrival?

Passport with at least six months validity, a completed visa application form (available at the airport), and two passport-sized photos are required. Additionally, visa fees must be paid in cash (USD or equivalent).

What are the types of visas available for tourists?

Tourist visas are available for duration ranging from 15 to 90 days. Extensions can be obtained within Nepal if needed. Other visa categories include business visas, student visas, and diplomatic visas, each with specific requirements.

How do I obtain a visa for Nepal?

Tourist visas for Nepal can be obtained upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at various land entry points. Alternatively, you can apply for a visa at the Nepalese embassy or consulate in your home country before traveling.

What is the monsoon season in Nepal?

The monsoon season in Nepal runs from June to early September. During this time, the country receives heavy rainfall, particularly in the southern plains and the hilly regions. The monsoon brings lush green landscapes but can also cause landslides and flooding in some areas.

What is the time zone of Nepal?

NPT (UTC+05:45)

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