Take a leisurely trek through the Himalayas and witness the highest peaks in all the world.
What is Expedition Nepal?
Base Camp has partnered with our colleagues back home to provide a once in a lifetime experience. Trek leisurely with masterful guides through enchanting Sherpa high country and unspoiled Buddhist monasteries as you make your way through to the foot of Mt. Everest.
Next Expedition Departs
April 18, 2022 to May 2, 2022
Make a direct approach to the foot of the world’s highest mountain; guided safely by masterful Sherpas with decades of supreme climbing experience.
This trek gives you the opportunity to climb Kala Pattar, a 5,554 meter peak on the way to the Everest B.C, which is the superb vantage point for magnificent views of southwest face of Mt Everest and surrounding Himalayan Mountains.
Your trail along the Khumbu Glacier takes you to the foot of the Everest where you have an amazing perspective on the Khumbu Ice fall.
What's Included On The Trip
Trek comfortably, take advantage of our many amenities and enjoy the beautiful landscape in style.
Trip Cost & Expenses
Thanks to our amazing colleagues in Nepal, we offer a discounted rate of $2000 per person.
Nepal Tourist Visas
All nationalities except Indians require a visa for Nepal which could be obtain from Embassies abroad or on arrival at Tribhuwan international airport in Kathmandu.
Please Note: The visa regulations and fees for visa changes frequently, please check for updates here: https://us.nepalembassy.gov.np/tourist-visa
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Every effort will be made to keep to this itinerary, but as this is an adventure in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it.
Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travelers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan at every turn.
|Day01||Kathmandu – Lukla (Approx: 2840M) – Phakding (Approx:2600M)|
|Day 02||Phakding – Namche Bazaar (Approx:3440M)|
|Day 03||Rest day|
|Day 04||Namche – Tyangboche (Approx: 3860M)|
|Day 05||Tyangboche – Dingboche (Approx:4300 M)|
|Day 06||Rest day|
|Day 07||Dingboche – Lobuche (Approx: 4930M)|
|Day 08||Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (Approx: 5350M) via Gorakshep and back to Gorakhsep (Approx: 5170M)|
|Day 09||GorakShep – Kalapattar (Approx:5550M) – Pheriche (Approx:4240 M)|
|Day 10||Pheriche – Phortse (Approx:3860M)|
|Day 11||Phortse – Namche Bazaar (Approx: 3440M)|
|Day 12||Namche Bazaar – Lukla (Approx: 2840M)|
|Day 13||Lukla – Kathmandu (Approx: 1350M)|
What To Bring & Wear
As you are going into the high Himalayas and the weather is subjected to change anytime so warm cloths are recommended all year round. You could leave all the unnecessary items at your hotel or contact us to be storage. Just pack all your trekking gears in one bag which will be carried by our carrier and make a small day bag for yourself to carry the things which you might need during the day and for your valuable belongings.
- Loose Comfortable T-Shirts
- Long Sleeved Shirts For Sun Protection
- Warm Jacket & Fleece Pullover
- Thermal Layer (shirt and pants)
- Water & Wind-Proof Jacket + Trousers
- Woolen or Thermal Gloves
- Sun Hat & Sunglasses
- Woolen/Fleece Hats & Scarves
- Be as WARM as possible, you’ll thank yourself later!
- Warm Woolen Socks
- Comfortable & Warm Trekking Boots
- Comfortable Day Pack with Adjustable Waist & Shoulder Straps
- Personal Toiletries – shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, etc.
- Sun Block & Lip Balm
- Personal First Aid Kit & Medications (if needed)
- Camera, Music, or Books
- Rucksack for Clothes & Accessories
- Airtight “Dry Bag” For Dirty Laundry
- 2L Water Bottles (that can handle boiling water)
- Head Torch
- Spare Batteries
- Walking Sticks (if needed)
- Big Smile 🙂
Note: These days most of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu. Give us a call if you need more information, we’ll be glad to help.
Worry Free Trekking
All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers medical and emergency evacuation at a minimum. Helicopter evacuation is provided in emergency cases but please make sure that you insurance cover the cost of the evacuation. You will of course also want cover for loss or damage to personal effects, flight or trip cancellation etc.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE TRAILS
Trekking trails vary from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. Our expert sherpas know these trails like the back of their hands but we must ALWAYS be vigilant. Pay attention at all times to where you are placing your feet. Be especially careful not to move while looking through the view finder of your camera!
ALTITUDE AND PREVENTING ALTITUDE SICKNESS
Being in a hurry in the mountains can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends to higher altitudes.
Ascending slowly, with appropriate rest days and drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways not to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have heart disease, difficulty breathing at sea level or are pregnant. You should consult your doctor about any known medical conditions if you are considering trekking in high altitude (over 2500m).
Avoid sleeping pills, alcohol and smoking while at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to AMS. Data indicates that drinking 3-4 liters of fluids (water, soup, etc.) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process. Never try to attempt to go higher up if you have altitude sickness, stay either in the same elevation or if got worse trek to the lower elevation.
The first aid kit carried by your guide includes Diamox and he/she is trained in the identification of AMS symptoms and their treatment. You MUST take their advice.
You will be given a comprehensive briefing about what to expect and what to do to avoid AMS before embarking on your trek.
Tipping & Environmental Rules
TIPPING AND CASH REQUIREMENTS
Do not forget to bring some Nepalese rupees for drinks or snacks that you might purchase on the way. You will be surprised by what is available on the popular trekking routes now! The amount to carry on the trekking routes depends on the area you are going to trek in, so please ask your guide for advice.
Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no strict rules about how much the tip should be. You could tip if you are satisfied with the service.
CONSIDERING THE ENVIRONMENT
While trekking you have to be careful not to destroy the very environment you are enjoying so much. It is not only for your enjoyment, people and wildlife rely on this environment for their drinking water and food supply and many places are of enormous religious significance to local people.
There are many ways you can help to conserve the environment of the area in which you trek. Here are some simple tips:
– Pick up any litter along the trail
– Burn all your toilet paper and bury your feces when not in camp, make sure you go at least 50m away from any water source.
– In camp, when using a toilet tent, you may deposit paper in the hole, but ensure the hole is at least 30cm deep and make sure it is at least 50m away from any water source.
– Do not make campfire, nor consume food cooked on wood fires; your crew uses kerosene stoves to help conserve the local forests.
– Drink boiled/treated water instead of mineral water as the plastic is not recycled.
– Stick to the trails to prevent erosion and damage to fragile alpine flora.
– Ensure all rubbish is packed out (or burnt/buried if appropriate).