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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

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Facts About Trip

Duration: 14 days
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge during trek
Height: 5545m
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Grade: Moderate
Activity: Trekking, sightseeing
Transportation: Private Car, Flight
Treks Type: Tea house
Group Size 1 - 14 person

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

The Everest Base Camp trek is an incredible adventure that attracts hikers with its stunning landscapes and amazing views of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. It takes 14 days and is a thrilling journey through the heart of the Khumbu region in Nepal, providing an unforgettable experience for those who love nature, culture, and physical challenges.

The journey starts in Lukla, a small town in the Himalayas. Hikers gradually go up through green forests, charming Sherpa villages, and famous suspension bridges over deep river valleys. A key feature is the trek's gradual acclimatization process, helping participants get used to the high-altitude environment, which is important for a successful trip.

The path goes through important places like Namche Bazaar, the lively Sherpa capital, and Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual place with amazing mountain views. Hikers get a chance to explore Sherpa culture, seeing traditional practices and ceremonies. The friendly locals add a cultural touch to the trek, creating lasting memories.

As hikers go higher, they cross the mesmerizing Khumbu Glacier and finally reach Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 17,600 feet. It's an incredible achievement, and the stunning views of Everest and nearby peaks are a fantastic reward for the physical effort.

The journey back follows the same path, allowing hikers to enjoy the breathtaking scenery once again from a different perspective. The Everest Base Camp trek captures the spirit of adventure, combining natural beauty with cultural experiences, making it a must-do for passionate trekkers and adventure lovers around the world.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek

Picking the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek is really important to have a great and enjoyable experience in the stunning landscapes of the Everest region. The trekking season here depends a lot on the weather, and there are two main times that are considered the best for this adventurous journey.

Spring Season: The first good time is in spring, from late March to early June, known as the pre-monsoon season. During this time, the weather is usually steady with clear skies and not too hot or cold temperatures. The scenery becomes lively with colorful rhododendron flowers, making everything look beautiful. Trekkers can see the majestic peaks like Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse clearly because of the great visibility. The temperatures are moderate, and the clear weather makes it perfect for trekking. The paths are busy with other adventurers during this time.

Autumn Season: Another good time for the Everest Base Camp trek is in the fall, from late September to early November, known as the post-monsoon season. After the monsoon rains, the weather becomes stable with clear days and excellent visibility. The landscapes remain green and vibrant from the monsoon, creating a beautiful view. Fall is a favorite among trekkers because the skies are clear, and it's not too hot during the day, making it comfortable for both trekking and enjoying the amazing views. This season also lines up with various cultural festivals in the region, allowing trekkers to experience the unique traditions of the local Sherpa communities.

While spring and fall are seen as the best times for the Everest Base Camp trek, it's important to know that weather conditions can vary. Trekkers should be ready for different temperatures and occasional rain. The winter months, from December to February, are colder with more snow, making it less popular for trekking. The monsoon season, from June to September, brings heavy rains and the risk of landslides, making it a challenging and not recommended time for trekking in the Everest region.

In conclusion, choosing the right time for the Everest Base Camp trek is really important and influences the overall experience. Spring and fall are great because of the good weather, clear views, and cultural richness, making them the ideal times for this iconic Himalayan adventure.

Outline itinerary for the Everest Base Camp Trek with distances, elevations, and durations

Day Trekking Route Distance (Approx.) Elevation (Max) Duration
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel - 1300m (Kathmandu) -
Day 2 Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding 8 km 2610m 3-4 hours
Day 3 Phakding to Namche Bazaar 11 km 3340m 6-7 hours
Day 4 Rest day at Namche Bazaar - 3340m -
Day 5 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 10 km 3860m 5-6 hours
Day 6 Tengboche to Dingboche 12 km 4410m 5-6 hours
Day 7 Rest day at Dingboche - 4410m -
Day 8 Dingboche to Lobuche 7 km 4910m 5-6 hours
Day 9 Lobuche to Gorakshep, Hike to Everest Base Camp 10 km (round trip) 5140m (Gorakshep) 6-8 hours
Day 10 Day Hike to Kalapathar, Trek back to Pheriche 14 km (round trip) 5550m (Kalapathar) 7-8 hours
Day 11 Pheriche to Namche Bazaar 13 km 3440m 6-7 hours
Day 12 Namche Bazaar to Lukla 18 km 2840m 6-7 hours
Day 13 Fly back to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel - 1300m (Kathmandu) -
Day 14 Departure day - - -

Note: The distances, elevations, and durations mentioned above are approximate and may vary based on individual trekking pace and weather conditions. Holiday Planner Trek ensures a well-planned itinerary that allows for proper acclimatization and a safe, enjoyable trekking experience in the breathtaking Everest region. Here, We have some other Trekking packages are available in Everest Region as Everest Base Camp Trek ,Everest Three High Passes TrekShort Everest Base Camp Trekking , 9 Days EBC Helicopter Return Trek. Enjoy your Trip.

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Day 1 : Arrival day in Kathmandu International then transfers to Hotel.

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Over night at Star Hotel

Elevation

1300

We Welcome to the great country of the Himalayan Kingdom: Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will welcome you and assists in transferring you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After you spend a few hours relaxing and a getting refreshed, you will be invited to a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu city, where a briefing about your trip will take place.  You then will spend the night in your prearranged hotel.

Day 2 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2610m/8352ft)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

2610

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. This is an early 45-minute scenic flight to Lukla in the morning. Being the gateway to the great Mount Everest Base Camp, Lukla is home to the only airport in the region and is known for being one of the most “challenging” airports in the world. Once you arrived in Lukla you are given breakfast before starting your first day of trekking. Today consists of a short day trek of approximately three hours and passes the small villages of Chheplung, Thadokoshi, Ghat before arriving at Phakding where you stay the night.

Day 3 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3340m/11008)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

3440

Onwards and upwards to Namchebazar. Namche Bazaar is the biggest town on this trip and famed as the Sherpa Hub in the region. After breakfast, you’ll begin your treks upwards. This is one of the hardest days of the trek, however, you are blessed with stunning mountain views of Thamserku and Kusumkangaru, Dodhkoshi river and get your first glimpse of the great Everest peak. Lunch will be had at Jorsalle before you cross the double suspension bridge dubbed as “Hilary bridge”.  Once you reach Namche Bazaar, you will spend the evening resting and walking around the lively town.

Day 4 : Rest day at Namche Bazzar

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

3440

Rest day at Namche Bazaar, the center of the Solukhumbu region. Namche Bazaar is the best place to explore and if you are not feeling too tired, you are pushed to ascend another three, four hundred meters, to help acclimatize. This small trek takes you to the Everest viewpoint to see all the surrounding peak views. Today takes up about two hours of your time, and you get the chance to see Hillary's school – one of the highest schools in the world. If you have more time to explore that day, you can visit the Sherpa museum, before resting for another night in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5 : Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12352)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

3860

Trek to Tengboche. Tengboche is a nice place to spend the night. The days trail very nice and gentle. However, the day begins with a very hard trek to the top of Namche Bazaar village, before you are rewarded with a stunningly beautiful and relatively flat walk to Kyanjuma. Along the way, you get the opportunity to see the top of Everest, Nupche, Lhotse and several other famed peaks around. After Kyanjuma, the trail then drops down to the Dodhkoshi and after crossing the bridge you get to Fungi Thanga. The trail to get to Tengboche a bit harder and takes about two and half hours. Once you arrive in Tengboche you can visit the biggest monastery in the region, talks with the Monks and stay overnight in the cosy hamlet.

Day 6 : Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14100ft)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

4410

Trek to Dingboche. Today you start to feel the effects of the gaining altitude and lowing oxygen levels, so you may start to find the walk a bit harder, even on the flats. The trail is mainly downhill to Debuche, nice and gentle walk through the rhododendron forest until to the bridge of Imja Khola. After the bridge the climb begins, passing superb Mani stones carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant Mani Padme Hum. Once you reach Pangboche at 3860m, the trail then steepens to Dingboche where you can enjoy the stunning views of Amadablam.

Day 7 : Rest day at Dingboche

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

4410

Rest day in Dingboche. Another complete day of acclimatization is essential in Dingboche if you want to successfully reach Everest Base Camp. You are encouraged to hike after breakfast for about two, or three hours passing Chhukum village to get used to the altitude. Another night sleeping in Dingboche.

Day 8 : Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/15712ft)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

4910

Trek to Lobuche. Today you should walk slow and steady. At the beginning, again the climb is very nice and easy until you reach Dhukla very. The trail after Dhukla goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour, then left into a memorial area known as Chhukpilhara, before reaching Lobuche at 4930m. This is very hard and you can really begin to feel the lowering levels of oxygen in the air. The night is very, very cold here, so you should prepare the nights with warm jackets and wearing a hat is essential.

Day 9 : Lobuche to Gorakshep and EBC (5140/16448/5364m/17165ft)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

5364

Trek to Gorakshep. The trail continues to Gorak Shep at 5160m. It takes approximately three hours of gradual climbing. Once you arrive at Gorakshep, you should prepare yourself for Everest Base Camp. The trail is mainly of rocks, narrow pathways and conditions can become windy and snowy (conditions normally sit around -15). Today will fulfill your dream. Here you realize that all the hard work was worth it, and you’re once in a lifetime dream to reach Everest Base Camp is about to come true. Once you arrive, we spent around 15-30minute here where you can take photographs with the group and your friends, before walking back down back the same way to Gorakshep to spend the night.

Day 10 : Day Hike to Kalapathar, Trek back to Pheriche(5550m/1776ft/4240m/13568ft)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

4240

Today’s hike consists of a very tough climb to Kalapathar(Black Rock) at 5545m early in the morning, before descending down to Pheriche. Kalapathar is a small peak that offers the best view of Everest without climbing it. The view of Everest is pretty close to the Kalapathar and is a very memorable experience. Once you have completed this giant feit, you decent back down to Gorekhshep have breakfast begin the climb down to Pheriche rest.

Day 11 : Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11008ft)

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

3440

Trek to Namche Bazar. If you felt sick at all, today you will begin to feel a lot better as you descend to a level of much high oxygen. You have to back the same way passing through the Pangboche, Tengboche, Fungethanga, Lausasa, and Kyanjuma. You may see some wild animals and birds if you are lucky, including Himalayan Thar, Blue Ship, and Musk Deer. Here you can celebrate as reality begins to sink in. Overnight stay at Namche bazaar with a lovely warm shower.

Day 12 : Trek back to Lukla at 2840m (9088 Ft).

Food

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accomodation

Tea house

Elevation

2840

Trek back to Lukla. Today is your last day of trekking. This route is stunning and mostly downhill – passing many country sites and villages including Jorsalle, Monju, Banker, Phakding, Ghat, and more. You now have one last night in the mountains, so make it worthwhile.

Day 13 : Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu at 1300m (4160 ft) then transfer to the hotel.

Food

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

1300

Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu. Most of the time you will get the morning flight so you should be prepared to go to the airport early. Once aboard you get another very nice 45-minute flight to Kathmandu. Our guide, still with you, will drop you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our manager will meet you in the evening then take you for the farewell dinner.

Day 14 : Departure day

Food

Breakfast

Departure for home. Today our Departure for home. Today our driver will drop you to the International Airport for the final departure. I wish you have a nice and safe journey back home.driver will drop you at the International Airport for the final departure if you wish.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • Two nights twin-sharing accommodation (3*stander touris  hotel} with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
  • Airport transfer for domestic & international flight
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fees ( Trekking Permit)
  • TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) Card
  • Khumbu Gaupalika Tax (Local Tax)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight (During the main season all Lukla flights are via Ramechap airport which is 5 hour's drive from Kathmandu) 
  • Airport departure tax
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Twin Sharing accommodation (Lodge or guest house) during the trek (4 hot showers)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits after every dinner while on a trek
  • Tea/Coffee (Served in a cup)
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required overnment taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (If  you need)
  • Company T-Shirt & duffel bag as a porter bag 
  • Trip route map for you to keep as a souvinier.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  •  All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.

 

 

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FAQs

1. Where is Everest Base Camp (EBC)?

There are two base camps for Everest trekking: the North Base Camp in Tibet and the South Base Camp in Nepal. The Nepalese camp in the Khumbu region is the Everest Base Camp that most people talk about, and the endpoint of this legendary trek. It’s tucked away at the end of a long valley that carves through the Himalayas after splitting at the Sherpa village of Dingboche. The formidable Khumbu Icefall – the first obstacle for those attempting a summit push to Everest – begins right on the doorstep of the camp, leading up to the Western Cwm (also known as the Valley of Silence) and the peaks of Lhotse and Nuptse. 

How was accommodation and food?

The food and accommodation on the way to the Everest base camp are basic but it is satisfactory. The food they mostly provide in the tea house is simple and all of the tea houses have the same menu like dal – lentil soup, Bhatt- rice and seasonal vegetable curry, noodles, fried rice, momo- dumpling. While it might become a little monotonous, you will get carbohydrate food which is much needed during such adventurous trekking to high altitudes. We suggest you not consume meat because meats have to be carried up from the lower elevation so, it wants to be fresh, so, we suggest that during the trek you can consume vegetarian food which will be fresh and hygienic.

How long flight Kathmandu to Lukla

Everest Base Camp trekking starts after the 40 minutes short scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu airport. After landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport at 2860 meters, the trekking starts through the Lukla Bazaar to reach Phakding on the first day after 4-5 hours of walking.

How difficult is the trek to Everest Base Camp

  The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging to difficult trek. You can easily do this hike if you are in general good health, can climb stairs, and can walk for a few hours without getting tired. highest elevation you will encounter on the trek is Kala Patthar which is 5550m. The path is easy, however, there are occasional ups and downs. On an unpaved gravel road, you stroll. Complex movements are not required; just easy walking. 

What permits do I need to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?

To do the Everest Base Camp Trek, you need to obtain two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or in the town of Lukla, the starting point of the trek.
 

What should I pack for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

You should pack light and bring warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, comfortable hiking boots, a backpack, a water bottle, a first aid kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. It's also a good idea to bring a camera to capture the stunning views of the mountains.

Is altitude sickness a concern on the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, altitude sickness is a concern on the Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek involves ascending to high altitudes, and the risk of altitude sickness increases with altitude. It's important to take the necessary precautions, such as drinking plenty of water, taking acclimatization days, and listening to your body. In case of severe symptoms, it's important to descend to lower altitudes immediately.

Do I need a guide or porter for the Everest Base Camp Trek?

While it's possible to do the Everest Base Camp Trek independently, it's recommended to hire a guide or porter for safety and convenience. A guide can help you navigate the trekking route, provide information about the local culture and history, and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. A porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek more comfortably.

Additional Information

Cost and Expenses for a Successful Everest Base Camp Trek with Holiday Planner Trek

Introduction:

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a bucket-list adventure that promises breathtaking views, cultural immersion, and a sense of accomplishment like no other. As you plan your journey to the foot of the world's highest peak, it's essential to understand the costs and expenses involved to ensure a successful and memorable experience. In this guide, we'll break down the various components of the Everest Base Camp Trek cost with Holiday Planner Trek, allowing you to prepare financially and make the most of this incredible expedition.

Trekking Package:

Holiday Planner Trek offers comprehensive trekking packages that include essential services such as transportation, accommodation, meals, permits, and a licensed guide. The cost of the trekking package depends on the duration and level of service you choose. Typically, a standard 12 to 14-day package ranges from $1,200 to $2,000 USD per person.

International Flights:

The journey to the Everest region begins with a flight to Kathmandu, Nepal's capital. International flight costs vary based on your departure location, the time of booking, and airline preferences. On average, expect to spend between $800 to $1,500 USD for a round-trip ticket.

Domestic Flights:

From Kathmandu, you'll take a short domestic flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The cost of the round-trip domestic flight is approximately $350 to $500 USD per person.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is a crucial aspect of any trekking expedition. It should cover emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses, trip cancellation, and other unforeseen circumstances. The cost of travel insurance for the Everest Base Camp Trek ranges from $100 to $200 USD, depending on the coverage and duration.

Permits and Entrance Fees:

The Everest Base Camp Trek requires two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. The combined cost of these permits is approximately $50 to $60 USD per person.

Accommodation and Meals:

During the trek, you'll stay in teahouses or lodges along the route. The cost of accommodation and meals varies depending on the location and facilities available. On average, expect to spend $20 to $40 USD per day for lodging and three meals.

Guide and Porter:

Hiring a licensed guide is highly recommended for a safe and enriching trekking experience. The guide's fee typically ranges from $25 to $35 USD per day. Additionally, if you choose to hire a porter to carry your backpack, expect to pay an extra $20 to $25 USD per day.

Tips and Gratuities:

Tipping is customary in Nepal as a gesture of appreciation for the services provided. It is recommended to allocate about $100 to $150 USD for tipping your guide and porter.

Cost Breakdown for Everest Base Camp Trek with Holiday Planner Trek

Expenses Estimated Cost (USD)
Trekking Package $1,200 - $2,000
International Flights $800 - $1,500
Domestic Flights $350 - $500
Travel Insurance $100 - $200
Permits and Entrance Fees $50 - $60
Accommodation and Meals $20 - $40 per day
Guide Fee $25 - $35 per day
Porter Fee $20 - $25 per day
Tips and Gratuities $100 - $150

Note: As you plan your Everest Base Camp Trek with Holiday Planner Trek, it's crucial to consider the various costs and expenses involved. From the trekking package to international flights, permits, accommodation, and guide services, understanding the financial aspects will help you budget appropriately for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. With meticulous planning and preparation, you can embark on a successful Everest Base Camp Trek, immersing yourself in the stunning Himalayan landscapes and creating cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Trekking Gears and Equipment

When planning a trekking adventure, having the right gear is essential for a safe and enjoyable experience. The right equipment will help you navigate the challenging terrains, keep you comfortable in varying weather conditions, and ensure your safety in the wilderness. In this holiday planner trek, we have compiled a list of essential trekking gear that you should consider before setting off on your trekking expedition.

  • Footwear:

  • Sturdy Trekking Boots: Invest in high-quality, waterproof trekking boots with ankle support to protect your feet and provide stability on uneven terrain.
  • Socks: Carry moisture-wicking and cushioned hiking socks to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.
  • Clothing:

  • Base Layers: Lightweight and moisture-wicking base layers to regulate body temperature and keep you comfortable.
  • Insulating Layers: Fleece jackets or down jackets to provide warmth in colder temperatures.
  • Waterproof and Windproof Outer Layer: A durable and breathable waterproof jacket and pants to protect you from rain, wind, and snow.
  • Trekking Pants: Quick-drying and comfortable pants that allow freedom of movement.
  • Trekking Shirts: Lightweight and breathable shirts with UV protection.
  • Warm Layers: Carry thermal tops and bottoms for colder nights and high-altitude treks.
  • Hat and Gloves: A sun hat to protect against the harsh sun and a warm hat and gloves for colder conditions.
  • Backpack:

  • Trekking Backpack: A comfortable backpack with a capacity of 40-60 liters to carry your gear. Ensure it has adjustable straps and back support for a proper fit.
  • Rain Cover: Invest in a waterproof rain cover to protect your backpack and gear during wet weather.
  • Sleeping Gear:

  • Sleeping Bag: Choose a lightweight and warm sleeping bag suitable for the expected temperatures during your trek.
  • Sleeping Pad: A compact and comfortable sleeping pad for insulation and cushioning.
  • Navigation and Safety:

  • Trekking Map and Compass: Carry a detailed trekking map and a reliable compass for navigation.
  • GPS Device: Consider using a GPS device or smartphone app with offline maps to track your route.
  • Headlamp or Flashlight: A lightweight headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries for visibility during early morning starts or late-night treks.
  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and to reduce stress on your joints.
  • Hydration and Nutrition:

  • Water Bottles or Hydration Bladder: Carry at least two reusable water bottles or a hydration bladder to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
  • Water Purification System: Carry water purification tablets or a filtration system to treat water from natural sources.
  • High-Energy Snacks: Pack lightweight and nutritious snacks such as energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits to fuel your trek.
  • First Aid Kit:

  • Basic First Aid Supplies: Include bandages, adhesive tape, pain relievers, blister treatment, antiseptic wipes, and any personal medications.

Remember, each trek is unique, and the gear you choose should be tailored to the specific requirements of your trekking route, duration, and expected weather conditions. Additionally, it's advisable to consult with experienced trekking guides or companies like Holiday Planner Trek to ensure you have the right gear for your specific adventure.

Enjoy your trekking holiday, stay safe, and embrace the stunning landscapes that await you in the mountains!

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Phoebe

23rd Jul, 2022

When my colleague’s wife referred Eaklal, she said “Our guide was amazing… he made all the difference”, and this is exactly how I would describe Eaklal now. My Everest Base Camp trip was booked 9 months in advance, and Eaklal has been so patient with my questions and gave me lots good advice. I did this trip in Oct, even in this busiest month, everything went smoothly from day 1. You feel like your experience has always been put on the top of list. We flew in and out of Lukla with only a few hours delay, which was actually “on time” over there, while there were a lot of people wait many days to catch the flight, had to walk extra hours to catch their group, had to travel by car to other place then hike 4 days to Namche. Of course there was always incident in peak season, we got pushed to another small tea house in Tengboche when there was a larger group took over all rooms in the one we booked. There was only 5 lodges, it does happen sometimes. I was prepared for a dark and cold night but Eaklal didn’t take the arrangement and look out for another solution straight away. He found us a better accommodation pretty quick and it wasn’t far. The trip was very well organized, I didn’t have to worry about anything but walk. The part Eaklal made a huge difference and I couldn’t thank him enough for, was his support during the whole trek. The Himalaya cold caught me on day 2 before the high altitudes, I went through all symptoms I could ever get from a cold throughout the whole trek and many times thought about giving up. Eaklal has been very supportive all the time. He checked on me regularly to make sure I’m ok, slow down the pace to accommodate my energy level, gave me good advice to help me feel better, encouraged me to step a little further everyday. My whole trek was made of these tiny little steps. Just a little more every day, then I got there :) Our base camp day was planned perfectly, we went up to base camp with less wind, less people, and had plenty time to take photos with no one stand in your background. On our way back, we met at least 50+ people heading to the base camp along the way, you can imagine the queue and how the photo will look like. Eaklal is a person with genuine love to the mountain, bring you to experience the most beautiful side of mountain, achieve your dream, it was an absolutely amazing trip and a lifetime memory. Eaklal, now I can call you a friend, I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone wants to travel Nepal, and definitely will be back :) Thank you!


Torsten Sp

Torsten Sp

14th Apr, 2022

Trek to Everest Base Camp and the Annapurnas

I had the pleasure to trek with this company to Everest Base Camp and it was truly an amazing and life-changing experience. I cannot say enough good things about the people involved. Special thanks also to Eaklal for his expert guidance, knowledge, and experience which made all the difference. I would highly recommend trekking with this company. I certainly will be back for a future trip!


Virat patel

Virat patel

2nd Apr, 2022

Most memorable experiences

We had a wonderful and one of the most memorable experiences doing the trek. Undoubtedly the landscape was fantastic but equally fantastic were our guide and porter - Eklal and Santosh. Some people try to attempt the trek on their own, but having a guide like Eklal makes world of difference. Not only does he make all the arrangements as best could be made in these parts of the world, but he is a terrific companion to have on the trek. He is extremely friendly and easy-going but being so he never misses his professionalism and his responsibility. During the trek, he adjusted to our likings and pace. It is safe to say that I wouldn’t have personally made it to the end without his support. Our relationship with Eklal didn’t end with the trek, we had plans to visit other parts of Nepal and he was very prompt and a great help to make all the travel arrangements. He called before every departure, during every stay with everything was all right, and made himself readily available if needed. The service and professionalism were nothing short of 5 stars. Highly recommend anyone wanting to trek in Nepal to give Eklal and Holiday PlannerTreks a shot.


Sandip Parikh

Sandip Parikh

28th Mar, 2022

Everest base camp trek

We had the privileged of getting Eklal as our guide, and he was awesome! I literally couldn't recommend him enough. A friend and I decided to do this trek together, without having done anything higher than 14,000 ft before, and Eklal was a great reference for what we should be expecting and solving problems that we came across. He's not a doctor, but he had a great understanding of what happens to the body as you're ascending. I wanted to do the trip without taking Diamox, so I had to be a bit more careful than the average patron, and his 19 YEARS of experience doing this sort of thing was vital to my friend and I got to base camp and back.

High-altitude trekking took wear on my mental state, and traveling in a small group you would think after a couple of days's the conversation would get stale after 10 or so days. Not with Eklal, he always found a way to make the conversation interesting and he's very articulate. He gave a lot of insight into Nepali life, and I'm sad I only had a month to explore. I can't wait to make a trip back with  Holiday Planner Treks


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