Best Time for Trekking
Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek can be done any time of the year, but the best time are Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November). During these time you will find moderate temperatures and provide better view of mountains, less heat haze cloud and clear views of mountains. These season offers a fantastic walk with overwhelming environment, warm sunshine, pleasant weather conditions, high humidity and precipitation. From October to December you will see more green forests in the region. Although this trip can be experience during winter and monsoon seasons too, though it is not suitable for everyone. The higher you go the colder it’s going to be. Above 4000 meters, you can expect snow and temperatures to descend rapidly below zero degrees. Be prepared for all weather conditions and have the right gear as there is always a risk of rain at lower elevations and Snow higher up during the trail.
Passport and Visa
If you are travelling to Nepal for (tour, sightseeing, travel, trekking, mountaineering, visiting friends and families) then you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. Arrival Visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu’s where you can simply get the “On Arrival Visa” with the application that require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. You will be charged USD $ 30 for 15 days and USD $ 50 for 30 days as visa application fee which have to be paid in cash on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa). Most visitors will be able to obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport. The Certain country (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria) are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their local Diplomatic missions (Embassies/Consulates) of Nepal Government.
Accommodation During the Trip
At Aspiration Adventure, We believe that the accommodation is one of the major factor that enhances your overall travel experience. Keeping this in consideration, We offers 5 Star Hotel Accommodation Kathmandu Marriott Hotel, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu or Similar in Kathmandu for 3 Nights. During trekking, we will be staying at Yeti Mountain Home (luxury lodge) or similar as possible and other in the high altitude at best available local lodges. Accommodate in mountain are simple but it is standard, clean, comfortable lodge with great views of the mountain and sceneries. All the Accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost. The rooms at mountain teahouses consist of nice and warm blankets, mattresses, pillows, bedsheets and attached bathrooms. You will have option to choose the Hotel Everest View for one nights accommodation. We will be pleased to help making reservation at any of the desire accommodation. We are flexible and happy to make booking as per your requirement.
Physical Condition and Experience Requirements
Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek is a moderate trek, Strenuous hiking on mountain paths, covering 3 to 9 miles per day on rugged terrain. These trek is suitable for keen trekkers who are able to walk for 4 – 6 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. There are 12 days walking with full porterage throughout the trekking and all there is left to worry about is your water, snacks and camera. Everest Base Camp trek is suitable for anyone with moderate fitness level for relative newcomers and first times to highly experienced hikers. Past trekking/walking experience would be an asset but not required to have any technical experience only that you need be in good physical condition and able to walk for 4 – 6 hours per day. The maximum altitude is 5,545m and the average is approximately 3,900m. Our itineraries allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Two rest days have been assigned (3500 to 4000 meters and above. EBC Trekking route consists of hills and flat-lands, you will mostly walk up-hill and down-hill with some steep portion. We recommend undertaking a gym training programme and practice morning jogging and exercise with hike 6-8 weeks prior to embarking on the trek.
Travel Insurance is mandatory and highly recommended for Everest Base Camp Trek. This is high-altitude trek and quite challenging which means it comes with the risks of altitude sickness and and other unforeseen events. Travel Insurance policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. In case of emergencies, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us to operate the quick operation. Travel Insurance comes handy in these unexpected situations by covering all of the costs of treatments, medics, and helicopter rescue.
Transportation and Flight
Firstly you will have airport arrival and departure service, Please let us know about your international flight for this service. On Arrival Day, you will be warmly welcome by our representative by traditional flower and transfer to respective hotel. For the Lukla flight you will have the Private car for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. Our flights to and from Lukla are through regular airlines twin Otter and Dornier. Similarly, According to your interest we will also private vehicles for tour such as Sightseeing around Kathmandu and many more.
Drinking Water Options
It is advice drinking 3 to 4 liters of water each day to stay well hydrated. You should consume if you are not thirsty. The water is available at every trekking lodge or grocery shops along the route, buying a bottle mineral water cost anywhere around 1 USD per litres. However, Aspiration Adventure recommend not buying bottled water due to environment concern and advice you to carry a reusable water bottle that can hold both hot and cold water. You can refill the water from the freely available taps or water source and use water purification tools such as water filter, purification drugs (chlorine/Iodine), SteriPEN (UV Water Purifier). During the trek, Water is necessary as it might be replaced as oxygen in such a high altitude.
Our trip can be customized according to your need and there is not any fixed departure date, itineraries. Being a local trekking agency in Nepal we can organize your trip according on any dates and years of time, which dates are suitable for you can certainly be added by us. Moreover, you can choose your own Departure dates according to your time and schedule. We believe everyone have different taste and preference so, if published itinerary and service are not suitable for your plans then please send us your Inquiry we will customize your itinerary accordingly. There are also option available for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, extending trip to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Lumbini, Pokhara and Many More. We run tours all over the Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet.
Equipment list for Trek
It is recommend carrying the basic clothing and necessary accessories for the trek. You will be assign porters to carry your luggage which is limit per trekker is around 10kg.
Clothing and Footwear
– Long-sleeved shirts
– Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
– Waterproof jackets and trousers
– Inner wears
– Warm socks
– Warm Hat, Gloves and Scarf
– Extra clothes to wear in City
– Trekking shoes
– Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
– Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, jackets,water, camera, and others that you may require while trekking)
– Headlamps with extra batteries
– Sunglasses with UV protection
– Camera with charger or spare batteries
– A pair of trekking poles
– Water bottle one (1) litre
– Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
– Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
– Reading materials, notebooks and pens
Toiletries and hygiene
– Quick-drying towel
– Small face towel
– Toothbrush &Toothpaste
– Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
– Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
– Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
– Hygiene products
– Basic first aid kit
– Passport with visa and validity
– 2 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
– Travel Insurance
– International Flight ticket
– Credit cards in case of emergencies (Optional)
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)