We are organizing a group trip to Everest Base Camp again this October.
It will be our 4th organized Nepal trekking trip.
See the photos of our last trip this April:
Dates: October ( The best is to go on the first week of October, but since it's our first Q&A meeting we can be flexible on date in October)
Group size: up to 12 people
Early Bird Price: $1950
Regular price: $2100
Lukla flight, US group leader, Medical Coverage, All accommodations during the trek and in Kathmandu, certified local guide, porters, 1 day guided tour in Kathmandu, park permits, welcome dinner, 3 breakfasts in Kathmandu, free rentals of sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag
food/water - $250 - $400
International flight - $1200-$1650
Nepali visa - $40
Tips to a local guide and porters
1. How many days we will be trekking? We will be trekking for total of 12 days. We will have a guided tour in Kathmandu for 1 day visiting major Buddhist and Hindu sights and the rest of time we will spend in transfer ( flights)
2. Is it going to be cold?
In the mountains it is usually cold at nights and early mornings. Once the sun is up and you are walking - you should be warm. At night you should not have any problems if you have a good sleeping bag, at least 0F and warm cloth from the packing list.
2. Where will we be sleeping during the trek?
We will be sleeping indoors, in the tea houses. We will NOT be sleeping in tents.
3. Where will we eat?
We will eat in the tea- houses. No need to carry lots of snacks from the US. The meals in Nepal are quite big.
4. Is it a good time to go to Nepal?
It is one of the best times to go to Nepal and the weather should be the best for trekking. Not too cold and not rainy, but of course I can not predict the weather in 2013 just yet;) working on it...
5. Is the trek going to be crowded?
It is THE MOST popular trek in Nepal, so we are not going to be alone on the road. There will be days when you will see lots of people and days when not so much. The higher we go - the less people we will see... It will be so beautiful around you - you will not care about other trekkers.
6. How many hours a day we will be walking?
5-6 hours a day on average. On lower altitude will be walking more, on higher altitude we will have short days (2-4 hours). We will provide option for active acclimatization on short days. We will walk up and down to acclimatize better.
Trek in Everest Himalayas - home of the world's highest peaks
Hike to summit of Kala Patthar( over 18,100 feet) to see an unobstructed view of Mount Everest
Watch expeditions preparing to summit Everest at the Everest Base Camp
Meditate with the Buddhist monks in the monastery
Cross Chola Pass - a challenging, but incredibly scenic day hike
Summit Gokyo Ri - one of the most scenic trekking summit in Nepal