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Everest High Passes Trek

Trek along amazing Himalayan landscapes

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  • Group Size: 1 - 10 Persons
  • Trip Duration: 17 Days
  • Country: Nepal
  • Trip Start: Kathmandu
  • Trip End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Level: Adventures

The Everest High Passes Trek is regarded as one of the most challenging trekking packages in Nepal, and on the contrary, it is also looked upon as one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal Himalayas. Supplemented by flat paths and gentle drops, exhilarating frosty gradients and heaving trails negotiating amidst impudent ridges, this particular trek in Nepal should not fail to enlist itself on the list of absolute trekking experience. The Everest High Passes Trek itinerary proffers an extensive array of invigorating experiences in the Khumbu region permitting alpinists to hike up to Everest Base Camp, ascend Kala Patthar and the fantastic Gokyo Ri. It also drags visitors to numerous divine turquoise lakes at high elevations. The Kongma La Pass, Cho La Pass, and Renjo La Pass are for daring souls that will possibly lead them to also test the fortitude of their climbing obsessions. During the course of traversing these high passes, one can savor the fascinating view of several peaks of the Himalayan ranges like Everest, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, Changtse, Pumori, Kongde, Makalu, Kantega and others in their most impressive locales.

The Everest High Passes Trek commences with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which itself is as rapturous as the entire adventurous journey. On this classic trekking route in Nepal, the peerless Sherpa will bestow his guidance leading through regal splendor and opulence of nature throughout the stroll. Suspension bridges adorned with multi-hued prayer flags, pine and juniper forests, magnolia and rhododendron flowers are strewn on the trail beautifying the trekking path and reinvigorating the worn-out liveliness of an anxious trekker. This renowned challenging trek in Nepal leads trekkers amidst irrevocable views and dreamlike natural finery past the historic Sagarmatha National Park, flamboyant forests, tiny villages, primeval monasteries, prayer wheels, and countless translucent waterfalls and suspension bridges. The foremost focal points of this expedition include the messy moraines of Ngozumba Glacier, the Gokyo Ri, and the archetypal towns and villages such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Khumjung, Dingboche, Deboche, Chhukung, Gorak Shep, Lobuche, and Dzongla.

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Arrival on: Kathmandu | Departure from: Kathmandu
  • 1
    Flyfrom Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

    Duration: 30 Min flight and 3 hours trek

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 2,651M

    After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for one of the most enthralling flights of your lifetime, which takes you to Lukla. After landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, you will meet other crew members and start trekking through stone-paved descending trails to Cheplung village. With gradual descent accompanied by lush forests and stunning landscape, you will reach Phakding crossing numerous prayer walls. Overnight in Phakding.

  • 2
    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

    Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 3,440M

    Your day begins by hiking the route through pine forests till Benkar valley. Crossing and re-crossing quite a lot of suspension bridges including the famous Hillary suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, you will keep moving ahead passing the villages of Chumoa and Monjo. Rewarded with glistening glimpses of Mt. Thamserku and Nuptse, you will again cross another suspension bridge passing by Jorsale village. A steep ascent from here brings you to Namche Bazaar, a real paradise for mountaineers, the gateway to the Everest region of Khumbu, and the prime heartland of Sherpa village. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • 3
    Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar

    Duration: 4-5 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 3,440M

    Staying active even during the rest day, also known as acclimatization is highly recommended this day. Walking, climbing and hiking throughout the day and sleeping low is the best way to get properly acclimatized. You may hike up to Syangboche airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest placed hotels in the world. You have other options to hike up to Khumjung, Thame or Khunde villages or explore Namche Bazaar itself. Here you may observe the traditional Sherpa life, visit the Khumjung Hillary School, visit the mountaineering museum and spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpas or simply enjoy the flora and fauna of the neighborhood at an altitude as high as this. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • 4
    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

    Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 3,868M

    Today’s hike starts with a downhill walk to the Dudh Koshi River and continuing along the hastening glacial waters. You will be greeted by awe-inspiring views of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Kongde, and Thamserku. Crossing the Dudh Koshi near Phunki Tenga you will now enter the Imja Khola Valley, from where it is another 2 hours uphill walk till the hilltop village of Tengboche. Here you will visit the renowned Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. Inside the antique monastery, you will witness incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha and the traditional musical instruments and the attire of the local monks. Overnight in Tengboche.

  • 5
    Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

    Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 4,353M

    Pursuing the scenic trail through birch, conifer and rhododendron forests, the day’s hike is a short descent to a scattered stone village Deboche. Crossing the Imja Khola through a suspension bridge, the trail ascends to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones and a closer view of the towering Ama Dablam. Moving towards the Imja valley and Lobuche River, the trail continues to the quaint traditional Sherpa settlement Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • 6
    Dingboche: acclimatization and rest

    Duration: 4-5 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 4,353M

    Yet another scheduled rest day kept aside for acclimatization with higher altitudes, today you can either take short distance hikes to Nagarjuna Hill or the Chhukung Valley, which offers astonishing views of Makalu, Cholatse, Tawache, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. Another option would be a few hours hike up to Nangkartshang peak just above Dingboche. This peak is an excellent viewpoint, which provides incredible views of Ama Dablam from its summit to its base in the floor valley. Overnight in Dingboche.

  • 7
    Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung, climb Chhukung Ri

    Duration: 7-8 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 4,730M

    Beginning with a pleasant walk after breakfast, you will leave Dingboche through alpine settings and stone-walled fields. Passing the Imja Khola Valley with Lhotse on the left and Ama Dablam on the right, you will enter the glacier moraines to reach Bibre, a yak herdsman’s place with stupendous views of Amphu Laptsa and the glorious Island Peak (Imja Tse). Walking for a few more moments will lead you to Chhukung, which is a great place to explore the Himalayan glaciers and the mighty snow-clad mountain peaks on all sides. You will have your lunch in Chhukung and then continue climbing up to Chhukung Ri. Astonishing views of Lhotse, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Baruntse and Amphu Laptsa can be witnessed from the top of Chhukung Ri. Spending some photographic sessions at the summit, you will revert back down to Chhukung. Overnight in Chhukung.

  • 8
    Trek from Chhukung to Lobuche via Kongma La pass

    Duration: 7-8 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 4,910M

    Today is rather a challenging day where you will reach the highest part of the entire trip, the Kongma La Pa. Thus, starting off as early as possible in the morning fully equipped with sufficient water, snacks and packed lunch, you will leave Chhukung. Note that there are no tea shops on the route until you reach Lobuche. Two paths lead you towards Kongma La Pass; one path ascends over the hill over the Nuptse moraine glacier moraines, and another is descending to Bibre and following a high trail above Niyang Khola. Astounding sights of the Island Peak Valley and the serrated ridge of Amphu Laptsa is visible during your walk today. You will finally reach the top of the Kongma La Pass where you can catch sights of the beautiful cairns wrapped in multi-hued prayer flags. Behind you, there is a picturesque landscape of the icy lakes and further below is the Khumbu Glacier. The harshest portion of the trek today is descending from the Kongma La Pass as the trail may be covered with snow or ice making it more grueling. Turning northwards through the Khumbu Glacier after climbing the moraines and walking further, leads you to a small village of Lobuche. You are rewarded with magnificent views of Mt. Pumori and Nuptse. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • 9
    trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, visit Everest Base Camp

    Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 5,140M

    Today is the big rewarding day yet one of the most difficult days requiring extra attention due to the thin air at high altitudes. Following the rocky path along the barren Khumbu moraine, you will arrive at the last village of Gorak Shep, from where it is a straight walk across the Indian army mountaineers’ memorials passing through rocky dunes, moraines, and streams finally leading you to the Everest Base Camp. The view of the dreaded Khumbu Icefall, the most dangerous section of an Everest ascent, from the base camp is spectacular. You will return to Gorak Shep after spending some moments capturing photographs at the base camp. Overnight in Gorak Shep.

  • 10
    Trek from Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar, back to Lobuche

    Duration: 7-8 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 4,910M

    Today is another challenging yet a rewarding day of the trek where you will make a pre-dawn departure amidst cold temperatures to savor the most beautiful sunrise views of the Himalayan chain from Kala Patthar, the black rock. Though the ascent is demanding, you will experience one of the best moments of your life with 360 degree up-close and tantalizing views of Mt. Everest. After spending some stunning moments at this historic locality, you will make a quick downhill descent to
    Gorak Shep, where you will have a sumptuous breakfast. After breakfast, you will pave your way on an easy trail towards Lobuche, a tiny hamlet enveloped by rocky mountains and the colossal Himalayas. Here, you will encounter mostly old-fashioned lodges and teahouses, but recently, more comfortable lodges and teahouses have sprouted owing to the frequent invasion by the trekkers and mountaineers. Overnight in Lobuche.

  • 11
    Trek from Lobuche to Dzongla

    Duration: 6-7 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 4,830M

    Today after breakfast, you will head south of Lobuche following the EBC trail along the Khumbu Glacier and it is a short and comparatively easier day of walking with almost flat trails except for some gentle downhill trod. After a short while of hiking, the trail forks into two; the right path leading to Dzongla and Cho La Pass while the left one heading towards Pheriche and Dingboche. You will follow the right fork and follow the ridge around the south side of Awi Peak passing through a stupa and tombstones in the distance. The well-distinct trail bends westwards to offer awesome views of Arakam Tse, Cholatse, and Taboche. Just below, you will find the frozen lake, Chola Tsho. The primeval village of Pheriche is also able to be seen during today’s walk. Continuing further to pass another lake, you will cross the Chola Khola to finally reach Dzongla. Overnight in Dzongla.

  • 12
    Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo via Cho La pass

    Duration: 8-9 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 4,790M

    This is the day where you will be gaining height and most trekkers consider this as one of the most challenging days of the entire trip. The Cholatse soars high in the west and Ama Dablam heads above in the south while the Cho La Lake begins to appear. You will begin very early in the morning with a steep descent down to a stream twisting and turning with ice at places. The final ascent to Cho La seems to be quite illusory as the track bends around a crevasse. You will witness ample colorful prayer flags strung across Cairns, and fluttering along with the gusty wind. Thamserku, Kantega, Taboche, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and Cholatse proffer its awe-inspiring views all around today. Dropping down from Cho La Pass is equally arduous, demanding and quite slimy. The path leading down to Thagnak is not difficult although it is a long walk. After lunch at Thagnak, you will begin ascending gently up to Gokyo Lakes. The trail leads to the periphery of the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal. The trail beyond Thagnak is mostly over glaciers. You will finally reach the first glacial lake in Gokyo known as Longpongo. Proceeding towards the second lake Taboche Tsho, the path becomes flat but an increase in altitude is likely to slow your pace. This lake with its sparkling turquoise water shimmering in the sun is a spectacular sight to capture. Dudh Pokhari, the third lake is further ahead on the trail and it is here that the Gokyo village lies in tranquility. Overnight in Gokyo village.

  • 13
    Rest day in Gokyo: Climb Gokyo Ri, tour 4th & 5th Gokyo lake

    Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 4,790M

    Today is the day reserved for getting acclimatized to the higher elevations in the days ahead. You will, for this purpose, hike up to Gokyo Ri, a small peak above the village. Views of the entire Khumbu region at its magnificent best can be glimpsed from this peak. You will reach the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho and the fifth lake, the Ngozumpa Tsho after which you will retrace your footsteps back to the third lake. You will be rewarded with the most captivating views of the Ngozumba Glacier from the Scoundrels Viewpoint located at the edge of the fifth lake. It is here that your heart will be overwhelmed as you are bound to be encompassed by panoramic mountains such as Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Taboche, Makalu, Changtse, Nuptse, Kantega, Cholatse, Pumori, Lhotse, and the mightiest of all, the Mt. Everest. Overnight in Gokyo village.

  • 14
    Trek from Gokyo to Marlung via Renjo La Pass

    Duration: 6-7 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 4210M

    Today, you will begin early in the morning as you will be trekking for a comparatively longer time tracing the trails to Marlung after conquering the third pass of your trip, the Renjo La Pass. Not just that, but there are no other places between Marlung and Gokyo to spend the night unless you opt for camping. Climbing gently up the periphery of Gokyo Ri, the trail moves along the Dudh Pokhari for a brief span of time. Leaving the main trail, you will reach the Renjo La Pass which is an excellent spot that offers tantalizing views of Everest, Taboche, Lhotse and the Rolwaling ranges. Walking over very rocky trails to leave the Renjo La Pass, you will wind down on a staircase leading to Angladumba Lake. Walking past Relama Tsho Lake and Renjo Lake, the path drops down amidst tapered valley congested with huge boulders. It is a short ramble from here to arrive at Marlung village lying on the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River. Overnight in Marlung.

  • 15
    Trek from Marlung to Namche Bazaar

    Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Altitude: 3,440M

    After breakfast in Marlung, you will begin the trek following the traditional route used for centuries by the Tibetan traders crossing the Bhote Koshi River and dropping down to Taranga. Crossing a couple of bridges, you will reach Thame, a rambling village that houses an ancient monastery on a hill. Amazing views of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kanguru can be perceived from this village. With another descend and crossing a stream, your trail will lead you to Samde and then further ahead to Thamo village. At Thamo village, you may visit the Khari Gompa, a nunnery and make a brief halt to ease your weary feet. From here, the trail further drops down passing a check post and a power station and then reach the Phurte village known for the Laudo monastery, a popular meditation center among the westerners for Buddhist learning. Rambling further ahead passing few monasteries, Mani stones, and chorten, you will ultimately arrive at Namche Bazaar with a huge sigh of relief. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • 16
    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

    Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Altitude: 2,840M

    Today is your last trekking day; the major portion of the trail is flat with few descends and brief ascends. Passing Phakding and Cheplung villages, the trail declines steeply until it cuts up to the airstrip in Chauri Kharka. Crossing the Dudh Koshi several times, it is a final ascent of about one hour from Cheplung to reach Lukla. The final evening in the mountains is a perfect opportunity to spend a few moments with your trekking mates. Have a few celebratory drinks and dance around tonight because the porters who accompanied you on the trek won’t travel to Kathmandu with you; they will stay behind. Overnight in Lukla.

  • 17
    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    Duration: 30 min

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Altitude: 1,340M

    Boarding on an early morning flight to Kathmandu, you will carry back nostalgic moments of the glimpses of the astounding snow-capped mountains and the wonderful memories of the Himalayan sojourn. On arrival at Kathmandu, you will be guided to your hotel room where you may relax for a few hours or simply freshen up and wander around Thamel for some souvenir shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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This is a standard itinerary designed with a view to allow sufficient acclimatization period for trekkers. However, if you are not satisfied with this itinerary or wish to modify it according to your needs, we will happily do it for you. You are free to choose your own hotels, guides or porters if you wish to. We are always there to customize or tailor-make your trips as per your plans and convenience.

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  • Airport to hotel / Hotel to airport pick up & drop off service on a private air-conditioned tourist vehicle.
  • Accommodation during the trek in teahouse/lodge/guesthouse run by local people, mostly in twin-shared rooms
  • All standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the entire trek.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu both way flights tickets
  • Flight tickets for the guide
  • A highly professional, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide.
  • All staff cost including their salary, insurance, equipment, accommodation, food,  transportation,
  • All required documentation including trekking permits, national park permits
  • All government taxes including VAT, tourist service charges etc

What's not Included

  • Food and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses in the mountain; Battery charging, WiFi and Hot bucket shower
  • Porter (It is optional, $20 a day for one porter
  • Personal travel insurance
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there any age limit for trekking in the Everest region?

    We do not advise children less than 7 or 8 years old and elderly people above 65 years to trek in the Everest region as the high altitudes could prove more detrimental to their health. But, as long as one is healthy and fit, there is no age limit for trekking in the Everest region. Five-year-old Indian boy Harshit Saumitra reached the Everest Base Camp in 2015 while an 85-year-old Nepali Min Bdr Sherchan and an 80-year-old Japanese Yuichiro Miura even reached the Everest summit for the first time when they were 76 and 70 years old, respectively.

  • What are the best months for trekking in the Everest region?

    Spring and autumn are the best seasons for trekking in the Everest region. The months of March, April and May are the pre-monsoon springtime, while September, October and November are the post-monsoon autumn months. During these months, the sky remains clear and one can have splendid views of the snow-capped mountain peaks and the lush environment.

  • Can I trek in the Everest region in the months from June to August and December to February?

    Months from June to August are monsoon months, so rainfall will make the trails slippery and less relevant for hiking. However, the trail remains less crowded and one can enjoy beautiful views of the Himalayas and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Months from December to February are the winter months. If gets colder during the nights. Trekking trails remain less crowded with plenty of snow-fall. Clear sky and beautiful panoramic views of the snowy peaks are pleasant sights to see.

  • Can I trek to the Everest region independently or without a guide?

    Yes, you can. But we highly advise it for those trekkers with prior experience of walking in high altitudes for several days. In addition, trekkers should be ready to carry their own baggage of at least 15 kg. Trekking without a guide would be the cheapest option to reach the base camp but then, be ready to manage everything on your own including accommodation in the mountains, domestic flight tickets to and from Lukla and your meals. If it is your first time in the Everest region, then it is best if you use a trekking guide for several reasons you wouldn’t regret later.

  • What kinds of accommodation and food arrangements can I expect while trekking in the Everest region?

    During the entire time of trekking, you will spend nights at local teahouses or lodges. However, if you are on a luxury trek, you will relax at more comfortable luxury hotels wherever available. Accommodations are based on twin sharing unless you opt to occupy a single room paying single supplement charges that are very high. Meals during the trek include typical Nepali food and Tibetan, Indian, Italian, or continental cuisines. Typical meals available are rice, pasta, and potato dishes. You can also enjoy other food items such as bread, porridge, muesli, hot chocolates, toast with peanut butter, and other snacks. They will serve breakfast and dinner in the teahouses you spend the night while they will serve lunch on the way during the trek at a suitable place.

  • What types of toilet facilities are available at the teahouses?

    A majority of the teahouses on the Everest route have squat toilet facilities. In the recently built teahouses and lodges, they have western style flush toilets because of the increasing flow of tourists in the EBC trail. However, at certain places, there may be a shortage of water, so we advise you to carry your own toilet paper and other toiletries.

  • How difficult is trekking in the Everest region?

    Because of the development of infrastructure on the Everest route in the present day, it is not very difficult trekking in the Everest region as in the past. It requires no prior experience of trekking or mountaineering skill. People of all age groups from all walks of life have been successfully completing the trek. Talking about difficulty, the entire trip from Lukla to the base camp and back is about 130 km.  One can expect to walk about 15km on an average each day spending 5–6 hours. The only challenging part of the trek is the high altitude which may affect a trekker unpredictably. We have allowed sufficient acclimatization days on the trek that will allow your body to adapt to the increasing altitude.

  • What are the chances of hot showers while trekking in the Everest region?

    Beginning from Phakding up till Gorakshep, there are hot shower facilities provided to the trekkers. These showers are in the form of bucket showers rather than the modern head-high showers. But a hot shower costs you a few dollars. Depending on the elevation, one shower may cost from US$4 to US$15. However, if you have booked for a luxury trip, then attached they provide the bathroom and toilet facilities along with hot showers with no extra cost.

  • How can I avoid altitude sickness during the Everest region trekking?

    Altitude is the only challenging factor during the Everest region trek; otherwise, the trips are not as difficult as one may presume. Even the healthiest person could be a victim to altitude sickness if they do not take precautions. To avoid altitude sickness, trekkers should not push their limits; they should walk at a slow pace. Another important aspect to avoid being hit by altitude sickness is to comply with the acclimatization days. It is very important that you use your acclimatization days to hike up to higher altitudes and come back to sleep at lower elevations. One should never hurry nor neglect the acclimatization rest days to reach the base camp in a short time.

  • What is the possibility of the availability of ATMs on the Everest region treks?

    There are hundreds of ATM booths in Kathmandu, which is not a matter to worry about. However, while you begin your trek, ATM services are available only in Lukla and Namche Bazaar. But services at these places are erratic; the machines may not work or they may run short of cash. We recommend you to withdraw cash while you are in Kathmandu and carry a meager amount of money of small denomination so you can purchase snacks or drinks during the trek.

  • What is the shortest possible itinerary for trekking in the Everest region?

    Our standard EBC trek itinerary comprises 12 days including 2 acclimatization days. There are some agencies which run the same trip in a shorter duration of time escaping the acclimatization days or walking extra hours each day. This is perilous for your life and we don’t recommend it to our customers. If you wish to walk up to the base camp and return on a helicopter, then the walking days will be reduced. While those who do not wish to walk at all and reach the base camp, it is doable within a 4–5 hours by flying in and flying out on a helicopter from Kathmandu. So saying, the shortest itinerary for EBC (without trek) is just one day.

  • Can I communicate with my relatives while trekking in the Everest region?

    In the past, there were no communication facilities until you returned to Kathmandu from trekking. But since the past few years, communicating with your relatives back home is not a problem at all from most of the places of the Everest regions, except from some places. While you are in Kathmandu, we suggest you purchase a local SIM card, preferably NCell, and top up with a certain amount of money. So, when you are walking in the mountains, you can talk to your friends or family, use internet facilities to upload photos of trekking and so on. Some lodges on the trek route also have Wi-Fi facilities for which you need to pay. Only some areas may face network problems because of which you may not make phone calls or use your phone data to use the internet.

  • Will I be able to charge my phone and camera batteries while trekking in the Everest region?

    Teahouses or lodges at most of the places are equipped with electricity whereupon charging your phone or other electronic gadgets like iPod, iPad or camera batteries is possible. However, you will be charged from US$1 to US$4 per hour depending on the altitude.

  • I want to join a group for a trek in the Everest region. How can I join?

    Everest region trekking is possible either individually or in a small or large group. If you cannot form your own group and wish to join a group, you need to contact us with your preferred travel date and required services. We will place you in a group that matches your requirements.

  • Should I hire a guide and a porter while trekking in the Everest region?

    Hiring both guide and a porter will definitely increase your trip cost to some extent. Your guide will lead you in the mountains, show you the way and explain the culture and historical importance of significant landmarks. In the same way, your porter will carry all your heavy baggage. We do not recommend you to trek alone–it is best if you hire a guide-cum-porter to minimize your cost. He will lead you and carry your load.

  • What if I fall sick in the middle of the trek?

    The most common health issue that a trekker faces is altitude sickness and to avoid being hit by this sickness, we recommend drinking plenty of water or fluids. Normally, our guides are equipped with some medicines that may be required during the trek. An effective medicine Diamox is always available with them and helps reduce altitude sickness. In case you fall sick in the middle of your trek, your guide will help you and take precautions and safety measures to minimize your sickness. Depending on the severity of your sickness, your guide will either take you about 300m below for recovering your health or else he will call for a rescue evacuation by a helicopter.