Starts from $1295 USD
Trip Destination:Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar
Max. Altitude:5545 M
Best Season :March- May & September-December.
Trip Style:Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Activity:Sightseeing and Trekking
Activity Per Day:Approximately 4-6 hr walkingShow All
Everest Base Camp is the most visited and first selected adventure trekking destination by all trekkers. Everest Base Camp trekking offers the best panoramic mountain views of above 8000M and give the opportunity to experience the Sherpa culture and lifestyle of popular khumbu region. Everest base camp trekking is walking in the beautiful valleys, landscape, crossing the tranquil river via suspension bridges and enjoying the scenic mountain views with green forest. The trail continues passing the Sagarmatha National Park. It is the habitation of 118 species of birds and some mammals including himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed chough, yellow-billed chough, musk deer, snow leopard, himalayan black bear, red panda, himalayan thars, langur monkeys, martens and Himalayan wolves. Different vegetation grown here are birch, juniper, blue pines, firs, bamboo and rhododendron in lower region and dwarf-sized vegetation in higher region. Forests of pine and hemlock cover the lower elevations of the national park. The trail passes through the national park and beautiful Sherpa villages of Namche, Khumjung, Khunde, Pangboche and Dingboche. These villages in Everest base camp trekking trail offer the glimpses of Sherpa culture, life style and tradition.
Everest Base Camp trekking is not only popular as it is the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, the trekking also offers the opportunity to explore Tenging Hillary Airport at Lukla, Namchebazar – the tiny market in the Himalayas, Tengboche Monastery, Italian Pyramid Centre at Lobuche, suspension bridges at the highest altitude, yeti skull, Sherpa museum and many more. Besides this, the major himalays seen during your Everest Base Camp Trekking are Mt. Everest (8848 meters), Lotse (8516 meters), Makalu (8463 meters), Lotse Shar (8393 meters), Nuptse (7861 meters), Pumori (7165 meters), Peak 38 (7591 meters), Amadablam (6856 meters), Thamserku (6610 meters), Khumbutse (6665 meters), Lingtren (6750 meters), Kangtega (6685 meters) , Island Peak (6198 meters) and many other mountains above 6000 meters. The popular Sherpa villages of Khumbu region are Namche, Khumjung, Khunde, Pangboche and Dingboche. Most of the people in these villages are Buddhist and celebrate the Buddhist and local festivals.
Most of the trekking in Everest region except the classical route from Jiri starts and ends at lukla. Tenging Hillary airport at Lukla is the one and only gateway for entire everest region trekking. The mountain flight from Kathmandu takes about 30 minute to reach Lukla airport. Twin otters flights are the primary means of transportation to and from Lukla. Please check our important trip note below for more details about it.
The normal itinerary of Everest Base Camp trekking starts from Lukla and continue passing Pkakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakhshep to Ebc and back via same trail. Everest base camp trekking to and from Lukla can be completed within minimum 08 days. The length of your trekking depends on your walking pace, physical fitness and acclimatization capacity. Massif Holidays recommends the above itinerary of 11 days trekking with enough acclimatization for normal trekkers. If you are lokking for more relaxed trekking to Everest Base Camp, you can add more days for proper acclimatization. Jiri and Lukla are two possible starting places for Everest Base Camp trekking. Jiri is the best option if you want to take more classical route with the breathtaking views of mountain villages. Trekking from Lukla cut down your days and makes the journey short. There is no any alternative routes from Lukla to EBC. The itinerary can be few more days longer if you explore Gokyo Valley, Chola Pass, Renjo-La Pass and few Sherpa villages. But there are few villages to be explored during your rest day like Khumjung, Kunde and Chhukung. The alternative way to come back Kathmandu from Lukla is to hike more two days till Phaplu and take a jeep drive back to Kathmandu. Massif Holidays always helps to designed the customized itinerary as per your requirements.
Please check our useful info section for more information about difficulty level, travel insurance, booking procedure, required experience for Everest Base Camp Trekking. You will know more about mountain sickness, weather, temperature, food, drinks, accommodation in mountain and equipment list from our trip info section.
Everest Base Camp Trek- 16 days is fully supported guesthouse trekking but can be arranged as tented camp trek upon your request. Few guesthouses have internet with wifi to share your day’s activities, wonderful pictures and videos with your friends and families. You can book this trip of the wonderful Himalayan journey with our expert and highly professional team who are always dedicated to the make your holiday as the most memorable journey of a lifetime. Massif Holidays has fixed departure dates for Everest Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu every week if you are willing to join the group. Massif Holidays also organizes customizable trekking holidays to embark on a trek which is designed to address your specific requirements of time framing, hotel categories, your own itinerary & departure date, limited budget and so on. Private trip to Everest Base Camp can be arranged at any time on your demand for solo travelers to big group. Send us an email to know more about the trip and get an expert’s advice. Massif Holidays is ready to help you organize one of the best trekking holidays you’ve ever experienced.
Day 01:Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345meters). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02:Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03:Fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2840 meters) and trek to Phakding (2610 meters) about 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) about 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05:Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06:Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) about 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07:Trek to Dingboche (4410 meters) about 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08:Day trip to Chhukung valley (4730 meters) and trek back to Dingboche. About 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09:Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) about 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 10:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) via Gorakshep(5140m). About 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse at Gorakhshep.
Day 11:Early morning hike up to Kalapatthar (5550 meters) then trek down to Pangboche (3930 meters). About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12:Trek to Khumjung valley (3780 meters) About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 13:Trek to Monjo (2835 meters) About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 14:Trek to Lukla (2840 meters) About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 15:Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16:Transfer to the international airport for your onward destination.
Day 01Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345meters). Overnight at Hotel.Our airport representative will warmly welcome you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival. You can find us by looking at Massif Holidays’ board or your Name card out of your arrival gate. He or she will shortly brief you about the next day program and transferred to your hotel with private transportation. Overnight at Hotel. (No Meal)
Day 02Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel.We arrange pre-trip meeting at our office or at lobby of your hotel after breakfast. We will introduce with your tour and trekking guide before starting your sightseeing. Please feel free to ask any question regarding your trek or tour in the meeting and bring four passport size photos, passport and your insurance policy paper in meeting. Your tours of UNESCO Heritage sites will start after completing some formalities in meeting with tour guide and private transportation. You will visit four popular places in Kathmandu Valley during the tour including Monkey Temple (the most popular local Buddhist and Hindu shrines in Kathmandu), Kathmandu Durbar Square (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings), Boudhanath (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world) and Pasupatinath (the holiest Hindu temple and popular cremation site in the world). Our tour guide will explain in brief about the cultural and historical importance of those places. The vibrant culture, ancient art and architecture, different religious shrines, holy sadhus and local tradition and culture will be the major highlights of the sightseeing. Your tour ends about 5:00 PM. You will be transferred to your hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast is included)
Day 03Fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2840 meters) and trek to Phakding (2610 meters) about 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.You will be escorted to domestic airport for scenic flight to Lukla in the early morning. You will reach at Tenzing Hillary airport approximately after 35 Min flight from Kathmandu. The flight offers you the scenic Mountain View, forest, rivers, and terrace of mountain fields. After the essential arrangement and short introduction with other team member, you will start trekking to Phakding. The easy and relaxing trekking trail descending to Dudhakoshi River and passing the small village called Ghat following the mountain sides takes you to Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 04Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) about 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse. We start our trekking to Namch Bazzar after early morning breakfast. The small mountain town is also popular as the Gateway of Everest Region Trekking. We continue our trek via crossing many suspension bridges over Dudhkoshi River inside Sagarmatha National Park. After our lunch break at Jorsalle, we continue to hike passing many pine trees, rivers and local villages. Finally we will reach at Namche after approximately five hours hiking , the small and beautiful mountain town surrounded by mountains on three sides and Dudhkoshi River on the other. You can also buy some hiking equipments or personal belongings at shops in the small town if you have missed something in Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 05Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guesthouse. Massif Holidays Team always consider safety as a prime concern in every trip. Acclimatization is the best to avoid the Altitude Mountain Sickness. We rest at Namche today to acclimatize and to explore the popular Sherpa village. After breakfast we will walk to Syangboche Airport for the breath taking panoramic Mountain View including Mt. Everest. After two hours of hiking, you can explore in and around Namche. One can visit the museum, Sherpa people and their lifestyle or take rest at hotel with sip of yak butter tea. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 06Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters) about 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.We start trekking to Tyangboche after breakfast at guesthouse. The trail offer the best photogenic view of different mountains with the scenic forest and shouting rivers fascinated with rhododendrons. After few hours walking on flat and descending towards the river and again we climb up to be at Tyangboche. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 07Trek to Dingboche (4410 meters) about 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.The trail descend about 30 Minute to Debuche Village and crossing the Imja River we walk uphill passing by innumerable Mani stones wall to another popular Sherpa village called Pangboche. The trail offers the panoramic view of mountains from rhododendron forest. You will finally reach at Dingboche by continue and gradually walking uphill for few more hours. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 08Day trip to Chhukung valley (4730 meters) and trek back to Dingboche. About 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Today is our rest and acclimatization day at Dingboche. We have managed your rest day based on “walk high and sleep low” to avoid altitude sickness. We start our day hike to Chhukung Valley which is about 2 hours gradually uphill. Our hike starts after breakfast. We will have lunch at Chhukung Valley that leads upto Island Peak with the spectacular views of Island peak, Ama Dablaml, Makalu, Tawoche peak, Lhotse-Nuptse ridge and others. We descend via same way to Dingboche. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 09Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) about 5 hours. Overnight at GuesthouseAs we leave Dingboche, the trail leads to Mani-prayer stupa about an hour walk from where you can see the beautiful Sherpa village called Pheriche. We will see the different mountains like Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Cholatse, Lobuche peak, Pumori, Nuptse, Lingtren and Tibetan border peak throughout the trail. About one more hour of walking takes us to Thukla for lunch break. We continue our hike to Thukla top where we can see hundreds of memorial statues of the brave expedition member who passed away in Everest Expedition. The continue hike to Lobuche on plain rocky way takes about more 45 minutes. You can also explore Italian Pyramid Centre if you want to hike more half an hour from guest house. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 10Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) via Gorakshep(5140m). About 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse at Gorakhshep.The mountain trails leads to Gorakshep by crossing the Italian Pyramid Centre on the rocky moraine path with the view of icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After lunch and half an hour rest at guesthouse at Gorakshep, we continue our hike to Everest Base Camp to achieve your dream to be on the Base Camp of the highest mountain of the world. You will find the place of your ultimate adventure EVEREST BASE CAMP after two more hours of hiking. Spending some time in your dream place, we will come back to Gorakshep to spend the night as it is the last human settlement in Khumbu Regiion. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 11Early morning hike up to Kalapatthar (5550 meters) then trek down to Pangboche (3930 meters). About 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Kalapatthar is the best vantage point for Everest and other snow-capped mountains. We hike up to Kalapatthar early in the morning for the best sun rise view over the panoramic mountains. Today is your day to achieve the highest altitude of Everest Base Camp Trekking. After breakfast at your guesthouse we continue to hike down to Pangboche. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 12Trek to Khumjung valley (3780 meters) About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Today we will trek down to Khumjung Valley, a beautiful Sherpa valley surrounded by giant mountains such as Kaumbeela Peak and others. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 13Trek to Monjo (2835 meters) About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.Trek down to Monjo from Khumjun valley takes about 6 hours on the rocky mountain trail by crossing the suspension bridge and climbing some uphill and descending in some places. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 14Trek to Lukla (2840 meters) About 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.The last day of your trekking includes some short uphill climbs then down to the Bhote-Koshi River and the final uphill climb of 45 minutes takes you at lukla. Overnight at guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 15Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Overnight at hotel.You will fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning. You have option to extend your vacation for Jungle Safari, White Water Rafting, Sightseeing, Bhutan tours, Tibet tours and many other popular trekking in Nepal. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast is included)
Day 16Transfer to the international airport for your onward destination.Thanks for joining your trip with us. Massif Holidays Team will always love to welcome you for another adventure. We will provide the private transportation for your departure to TIA for onward destination.
Departure Dates and Cost Details of Everest Base Camp Trek :- We are specialized in operating the trip form big group to solo traveler and private trip to group joining departure. The departure dates as stated below are available for online booking to join the group. The date schedules are fixed and 100 percent guaranteed and confirmed for departure. All the starting dates given below are the dates of your arrival in Nepal (Day 01 as presented in the itinerary). If the published price and dates don’t address your requirements and time framing, please contact us for the private journey and customized trip to make a suitable trip as per your requirements. We also arrange the special trips like honeymoon trip, volunteer trip, wedding trip in the Himalayas, unique and complete cultural trip and so on. The detail of service includes and excludes are given in the overview section. Win a FREE TRIP for a group leader if you are more than 10 people. The given prices exclude any international flights. Here are the details of COST & FIXED DEPARTURE DATES.
S.N. Number of Pax Cost Per Person
01 01 PAX 1535 US$
02 02-05 PAX 1325 US$
03 06-10 PAX 1310 US$
04 Above 10 PAX 1295 US$ and (Free trip for group leader)
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What is the physical fitness required for Everest Base Camp Trekking?
We have 98% success rate for this trip. Everest Base Camp Trek is not a technical climb and you don’t need any technical climbing experience to make this trek. You don’t even need experience at high altitude to complete this trek. Everest Base Camp trekking is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you get on your journey. You might feel some uneasiness before being fully acclimatized. To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. Joining some aerobic exercise, involving in bush walking with some ascents and descents, climbing up and down the stairs of a tall building, eat healthy food, and yoga also helps. Besides that the altitude and bodies acclimatization to the lack of oxygen is the real key to success. We have been doing our own research over a number of years and we have decided to add an additional acclimatization day in the required places. You need to be mentally prepared to completing the journey as well. The positive attitude and the willingness is the key to successful trip.
What are the skills required for Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Your familiarity with walking in the mountainous terrain and previous trekking experience will be plus points.
Is travel insurance required for Everest Base Camp Trekking?
Yes. Trekking is a growing trend for travelers wanting to see more that the world has to offer, and having the best trekking insurance is an absolute must, to cover you for medical and repatriation expenses primarily, but also to cover you for all the other things that can go wrong on your holiday. If you get the wrong insurance and you’re half way up Everest Base Camp and other passes (Above 5000 metres) and you get into difficulty you may well find your insurance company won’t help. Make sure that your insurance plans can cover hiking/trekking up to 6,000m. People might feel Altitude Mountain Sickness above 3000M so be sure that your travel insurance covers helicopter rescue, and medical treatment. When buying your policy, make sure you choose the right plan with the correct activity level for the Trekking/Hiking you’ll be doing, so there’s cover available for medical evacuation and medical costs should the unexpected happen while up in the mountains. Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
What documents are required to book this trip?
We need the scanned copy of your passport along with pp sized photo for the essential trekking permit and flight booking. Also send the flight details after booking confirmation to pick up you from the airport.
You will find us at Tribhuwan International Airport with your name board or the board of Massif Holidays upon your arrival. We will transfer you at your repected hotel by car/jeep/van. If you are coming via Indian boarder, we will meet at some point in Kathmandu. We also provide pick up service from Indian boarder upon your request.
Normally we provide standard rooms with twin sharing accommodations at three star or similar category hotels in Kathmandu including breakfast. Accommodation in these cities can be upgraded as per your request. But some of our packages are sold without accommodation and some packages include 5 star accommodation in the major cities. Check cost include and exclude section to make sure the accommodation we provide on this budget. Please mention in the time of booking if you want to upgrade your accommodation to up-graded star category hotel. You can upgrade your hotels in citiesas per your interest.
Guesthouses/Tea Houses/Lodges provide twin sharing single and double rooms and occasionally a dormitory which is basically clean with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Our company provides the sleeping bag if needed but we always recommend having your own sleeping equipment. You have to share the room with your group member or sometimes with unknown traveler. The toilet is always outside the room with basic facilities.
All your foods and water are served when it is hygienically prepared on lodges or tented camps. Our guides make sure that everything is okay before serving any food in tea houses which have simply trained but experienced cook. We always encourage drinking mineral water but boiled and purified water also doesn’t make any harm to your digestive system. Most of the foods are cooked in the kitchen of tea houses. They serve you with different varieties of delicious Nepali and continental dishes. The most popular Nepali food is daal bhat(rice and lentils) with some mixed vegetable curry. Garlic soup in popular as it helps you with acclimatization. The best way is to go vegetarian in the mountains. All hotels in cities and guesthouses in trekking serve the vegetarian food. You can find all common types of drinks like hot chocolates, coffee, tea, hot lemon with honey, ginger tea, soft drinks etc. you will have your breakfast and dinner at the lodges where you will be staying and lunch somewhere on the way to your next destination.
We will provide the private transportation for Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and drop and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. The twit-otters are the primary means of transportation to and from Lukla. The transportation varies depending on your requirements on the time of booking the trip.
Primarily the trekking season in Nepal is categorized under different four seasons as Autums (September to November), Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May) and Summer (June to August). Autums and Spring are the perfect time of the year for the breath taking views of King-Kong Himalayas and trekking around the world’s most dramatic landscape. Most popular trekking in Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Mustang, Manaslu and many other trekking destinations including off-the beaten trails are woth visiting during Autums and Spring season. Besides this, Nepal has some rain shadow area where the monsoon is lighter. These areas are visit worthy during the Summer season (June, July & August). Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo are the worth visiting places during these months. Besides this some short and few days trekking in Nepal can be done throughout the year as well.
Weather in the mountains is hard to predict. Days are generally warm if the sun is out and night is a bit cooler. Even there is snow in the months of December January & February but days are warm and beautiful if sun comes out in the sky. Always expect the unexpected weather in the mountains. The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -10 deg C low in the mountains. Nepal is the country of extremes. The low-land plains of the Terai can have tropical temperatures and also the mosquitoes. The Himalayas can get to sub-zero temperatures, but the sun blaze can bring some warmth during the day, even in the mountains. The temperature of Kathmandu goes below 1 Degree Celsius (34 Degree Fahrenheit) in winter and rises to an average of 25 Degree Celsius (77 Degree Fahrenheit) in summer.
Autumn (Sept – Nov):- Autumn season is considered as the best time for trekking in Nepal, which offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views. Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our trek. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes. The average temperature during the this period is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
Winter (Dec – Feb):- This season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively less trekkers on the trail. However, we need to be selective in choosing the winter trekking as climbing and crossing high passes trip won’t be an ideal option. Trek like Everest base camp, Annapurna view trekking, Everest View Trekking, Poon Hill trekking, Langtang Valley trekking etc can be done even in winter. The average temperature during the winter is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
Spring (March – May):- Different varieties of wild flowers, specially the rhododendrons make the hillside a haunting paradise during this spring season. It is mildly warm at lower elevations and at higher elevation the mountain views are excellent and temperature is quite moderate. During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.
Summer/Rain (Jun-Aug):- Summer time from June till mid September makes travel wet and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Trekking in the rain-shadow areas north of the Himalaya like Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection in this season. The maximum temperature during the monsoon/summer season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.
We provide the professional, well experienced and government license holder English speaking trekking guides for all our trekking trip. We can also provide French, Spanish, Japanese, German or Italian speaking tour guides as per your preference with extra payment but not guaranteed. All guides will be Nepali people who are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal skill. They are all trained, certified and approved by the Nepal government.
Most of the places in your tea houses in Everest, Annapurna, Mustang, Langtang region have charging facilities. You can charge your devices by paying some extra money. Its good if you brings TWO or THREE pin travel adapter. Some trekking trails such as Manaslu, Dolpo, Damodar Kunda, Dhaulagiri has less or sometimes no availability of charging facility. It is recommended to bring small solar panel that charges with sun light and transfer power to you gadgates
The trip will be confirmed only when we receive your passport copy and 20% advance deposit payment. You can pay the remaining due when you arrive in Kathmandu.
It’s very personal question as expenses depends on habit. Normally, in Kathmandu you can allocate about USD 10 to 15 per person per lunch or dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day will be sufficient to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for hot shower during the trekking. Other personal expenses will be your own calculation.
Being a part of society and environment, we have lots of social and environmental responsibilities. We are operating Everest Base Camp Trekking without making any harm to environment and social code and conduct. We jointly participate with Kathmandu Educational Environment Project (KEEP) for different clean up campaigns and social awareness programs. We have decided to contribute a certain amount of our profit for the developments and maintenance of different trekking trails in Everest Region every year. We believe on “joint hands can hold the Universe” and kindly appeal all our travelers to contribute something in our social and environmental project.
We operate the group joining trips, private group trips and individual trips for all trekking destinations in Nepal. Our trip departure is guaranteed even you are solo travelers except those trekking destinations that requires special trekking permit from Nepal Government. Special trekking permit requires minimum two number of travelers such as Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Manaslu Circuit, Tsum Valley and Damodar Kunda.
Almost all guesthouses/lodges in Everest and Annapurna trekking trails have telephones and internet services. They provide the WIFI service with some extra charge which helps to get updated with social Medias, friends or family. But other trekking trails like Langtang, Mustang, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and other off-the beaten trails has very less or sometimes no facility of internet and phone calls. All our guides carry the local mobile phone. You can use his mobile phone to make any local or international call from trekking trails by paying him directly. You can even pass him number to be connected with your family or friends. We highly recommend taking local SIM card for call and internet services during trekking. Local SIM cards are easily available in many stores and in airport. You need to provide two copies of your photographs and your passport copy to get local SIM CARDS of NCELL & NTC (only these two companies provide telephone services in Nepal)
Most of the guesthouse provides hot shower with some extra cost. And in the rest of the places, bucket water will be provided for the shower. It will be less pleasant once you trek higher.
We are ready to operate your holidays as per your interest and requirements. You can spend extra days on your loving or favorable places or even can make it shorter. We will always do our best to manage your hotel bookings, flight booking and everything.
Massif Holidays provide sleeping bags, down jackets & duffle bags for the Lodge to Lodge or Tea House Trek. We also provide the required materials like tents, mattresses, kitchen equipment during the Camping Treks. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment and climbing equipment is up to you.
You need to have a travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss, medical problem & emergency helicopter evacuation from high altitude places before coming Nepal. Choose a policy to cover your emergency high altitude helicopter evacuation with all medical insurances for trekking in high altitude in the Himalayas of Nepal. So you must have travel insurance for this trekking to be secure from any extra cost of emergency medication or evacuation.
You can carry maximum 15 kg per person on every domestic flight in Nepal for free and more with some extra payment.
15kgs per person is the maximum weight limit you can provide to the porters. We always recommend settling your things in light & soft duffle bag. Please store your hard luggage at the locker of your hotel for free if you have any. It’s always easy and comfortable as light as you travel.
Not at all!! There are many vegetarian restaurants in the cities of Nepal and the guesthouses/lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the digestion.
Yes you can store all you non-trekking items at the hotel in Kathmandu for free. They will safely store your luggages.
Our porters will carry your luggage in trekking. They will pick up it from your teahouses every morning and meet you in next destination in the evening.
We are very flexible to design the itinerary as per your interest and requirement. You can consult with your team leader or guide to add extra days in trekking with additional fee to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
Yes we have insurance of all our field staff including guide and porters.
Tipping is very personal matter. It is normally expected and the way to show the level of your satisfaction and personal involvement with your guide and porters. We have seen from few dollars to thousands dollar so it is a way to thank those people who helped to make a successful trip in the Himalayas. Normally, we recommended to spend 10% of the total amount you have spend for the trip to tip for the entire local staffs. You can ask more about it in our pre trip meeting in Kathmandu.
No credit cards are not accepted in the guesthouses in the trekking so that we recommend to carry the enough cash in Nepali rupees.
We also arrange: - The above mentioned itinerary is just the guideline of your trip. We also provide the customized itineraries to address your specific requirements. Please contact our expert team to get the perfect Massif Holiday Packages as per your interest and requirement.
Better to know: - Different unexpected situations like political environment, weather condition, natural disasters which are out of our control can affect your trip. This may change or alter on your itineraries. In such cases, our guides or leaders will try to arrange the best alternative itineraries. We will try our best to minimize the effect, but not be responsible for any delayed, changes or inconvenience caused by it .
Flight delayed or cancelation:- Please note that the twin otters are the primary means of transportation from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. These flights get delayed by few hours or even may be cancelled for one and more days because of poor visibility, bad weather or technical problems. There might be delay or cancelation of flights even in the good seasons. Always expect the unexpected weather in the mountains. We will always do our best to avoid such problem and try to arrange the next flight for you. If there is no possibility for next flights, the only alternative way is Helicopter flights. We always suggest you to come with some buffer days so that delayed days will be accompanied at the end of your trip. Massif Holidays team will offer you different optional day activities of your choice on your buffer days in Kathmandu even you can change your pre itinerary and trek to Annapurna, Langtang or any other regions. Please note that you will not get any refund on such cases and we will provide you the guesthouse accommodations only before the starting of your trekking. You have to bear all your expenses if you have to stay at Lukla because of cancelation of the flights at the end of your trip.
Massif organized a great trek to Everest Base Camp. Everything went smooth and the trek itself was stunning. Massif was very accommodating in Kathmandu and made sure that I was…
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