12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

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Price per personUS$975
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1255
2 - 2 US$ 1189
3 - 5 US$ 1055
6 - 10 US$ 975
11 - 20 US$ 899
$1255 x 1 guests:
$1255

Total
$1255
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  • Trip Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
  • Max Altitude5545 M (Kalapathar)

Overview

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal

The Himalayas are a treasure trove of natural landscapes teeming with unparalleled beauty; villages where you’ll find the friendliest people you’re ever likely to meet, and the highest mountains on the planet. Join Alpine Ramble Treks to discover the grandeur of the Everest Base Camp Trek for yourself. The Khumbu is calling—will you answer?”

 

Highlights 

  • Experience a dramatic mountain flight with magical views of the Himalayas
  • Spend 12 days acquainting yourself with the traditions and culture of the Sherpa people
  • Cross high-altitude suspension bridges draped in colorful Buddhist prayer flags
  • Climb to the viewpoint of Kala Patthar, where mountains like Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse are close enough to touch
  • Follow in the footsteps of world-renowned mountaineers to reach the base of the world’s tallest mountain
  • Trek with a friendly and experienced local guide to learn more about the beautiful Khumbu region

 

 

Prepare yourself for the hiking adventure of a lifetime! It all starts with an awe-inspiring scenic mountain flight to the tiny airport in Lukla, and it culminates with your arrival at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain. But in between, you’ll find peaceful Sherpa villages, colorful Buddhist monasteries, twinkling glacial rivers, and quiet wooded valleys steeped in mysterious wreaths of fog.

From the moment your feet hit the trail, you’ll know just how special the Everest Base Camp Trek really is. Alpine Ramble Treks has prepared this 12-day itinerary for travelers who want to see the very best that Nepal has to offer, and traveling with us is the best way to ensure that your trek is a resounding success.

Don’t miss your chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most storied adventurers. Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary, and George Mallory are just a few of the climbers who have become household names across the world.

Their exploits on the mighty Everest have inspired trekkers from every country to see the mountain for themselves—and you could be the next to answer the call. After all, this is one of the most captivating journeys on the planet: a classic hiking trail that passes through welcoming Sherpa villages to reach high-altitude vantage points in the heart of the Himalayas.

And while this is a fairly challenging trek, no climbing skills are required, and your professional guides from Alpine Ramble Treks will help you to reach Everest Base Camp safely at your own pace.

Our 12-day Everest Base Camp Trek will bring you face-to-face with the highlights of the Khumbu region: the busy trading town of Namche Bazaar, the ancient monastery at Tengboche, the jaw-dropping wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park, and the soaring summits of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam.

This is nothing short of a life-changing journey, and we recommend spending as much time as you can on the trail. But that doesn’t mean that the EBC is only for travelers with weeks to spare. Alpine Ramble Treks also offers shorter alternative itineraries, such as our eight-day trek or our seven-day trek.

Whichever itinerary you choose, rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will happily customize your trip to match your needs—and we’ll always take care of accommodations, trekking permits, meals, and other necessary travel arrangements. When you’re ready to get started, get in touch with us via Whatsapp at +977 9851175531.

Best time of the year for EBC Trek

Weather in the Himalayas is variable, and the best trekking seasons are usually determined by the arrival of the summer monsoon. In order to avoid the wettest conditions, many hikers travel during the spring, which occurs from February to March. This is the time of year when wildflowers are in bloom and temperatures are at their most comfortable.

Other trekkers might prefer to undertake the Everest Base Camp Hike during the autumn season, between September and November. This is perhaps the best time of year for crisp days and clear mountain views. Of course, winter treks are also possible; while temperatures can be cold and trails can be packed with snow, there is an undeniable appeal to enjoying the Everest Trekking without a crowd.

We typically recommend against hiking the EBC trek during summer. If your schedule only allows you to visit Nepal during the summer, Alpine Ramble Treks will be happy to arrange a proper Himalayan adventure on one of our many alternate routes.

Please note: On rare occasions, domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla may be delayed or canceled due to weather conditions. This can happen during any time of the year, and you can rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will work with you to make any possible alternative arrangements to minimize the interruption to your holiday.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty

While prior trekking experience is not a prerequisite for our EBC Trek package, this is a moderately difficult hiking trail with a maximum elevation of more than 5,500 meters. You’ll be walking for six or seven hours each day, and the trail ascends and descends as it winds through countless side valleys and high-altitude Mountain passes.

For these reasons, you should be in good health and physical fitness before embarking on this trek. Walking, running, and other forms of cardiovascular exercise are great ways to prepare for the opportunity to cross Mt. Everest from your bucket list.

An expert guide from Alpine Ramble Treks will also be assigned to watch over you, monitor your progress and condition, and shepherd you safely all the way from Luka to Everest Base Camp—and back again.

If the 12-day EBC trek isn’t quite what you’re looking for, Alpine Ramble Treks has plenty of alternatives here in Khumbu. Consider our Everest Gokyo Lake Trek – 10 Days package or our eight-Day Everest Base Camp Hiking Itinerary.

And if you’re only here on a brief visit, you can still enjoy the splendor of the world’s tallest mountain by booking our Everest Helicopter Tour or Scenic Everest Flight. With convenient departures from Kathmandu, these day trips are a fantastic way to get up close and personal with Mt. Everest when you’re short on time.

 

BENEFITS WITH ART

  • Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!
  • Prearranged trekking permits, accommodations, transportation, and round-trip flight tickets between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided while staying at trekking lodges or teahouses along the EBC trek

Itinerary

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Our adventure begins after early morning breakfast at your Kathmandu hotel. We’ll catch a ride to the Tribhuvan International Airport and board a short flight to the mountain town of Lukla. While this is only a brief jaunt in the air, it’s sure to be one of the most memorable flights of your life—the Himalayan views from your airplane window are simply divine. After we land, we’ll meet up with our trekking team and begin the Everest Base Camp Trek in earnest. Our goal today is the little village of Phakding, which we should reach after just about four hours of hiking. We’ll get settled in a trekking lodge or teahouse, where we’ll spend the night. This afternoon, you can while away the hours visiting the local monastery or luxuriating in the peaceful ambiance of the nearby Dudh Koshi River.

Flight: 30 m

Hiking Duration: 3-4 hrs

Trek Distance: 8 km

Max. Altitude: 2,800m/9,187ft

Accommodation: Trekking Lodge/Tea House

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

    We’ll rise early this morning and dig into a hot breakfast at our lodge. Make sure to have a second helping, since we’ll be trekking for about six hours today. Our second day on the Everest Base Camp Trek kicks off with a hike through a verdant wonderland of cool, shaded woods and secret waterfalls. We’ll cross scenic suspension bridges hanging over the rushing waters of the Dudh Koshi river, and we’ll get our first good look at some of the Himalayas’ highest peaks, including snow-capped Thamserku (6,608 meters). Our path then leads into Sagarmatha National Park: a vast area of natural beauty which shares its name with the Sanskrit name for Mount Everest. After lunch, we’ll cross another series of suspension bridges before laying eyes on Everest itself. From this vantage point, the lively town of Namche Bazaar is just around the corner. We’ll pick out the best available trekking lodge for tonight’s accommodations.

    Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs

    Trek Distance: 10-11 km

    Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

    Accomd. : Trekking Lodge/Tea House

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

      As we reach higher and higher altitudes, it will be important to allow time for our bodies to adjust to the thinner atmosphere. We’ll spend today in Namche Bazaar, acclimatizing to the altitude and enjoying everything that this quirky trading hub has to offer. The town is actually known for its bakeries, which deserve accolades for producing mouth-watering pastries at high altitudes. You can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum or take a short hike to enjoy the viewpoints from Syangboche Airport or the Hotel Everest View. However you choose to spend the day, time spent at Namche Bazaar is never wasted—and you certainly won’t go hungry. Tonight, we’ll return to our lodge to enjoy a second night here in town.

      Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

      Accommodation: Trekking Lodge/Tea House

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

        After fortifying ourselves with a stout breakfast, we’ll shoulder our packs and make for the narrow hilltop above Namche Bazaar. You’ll get the chance to see a unique stupa here which memorializes Tenzing Norgay and his ascent to the top of Mount Everest, along with Edmund Hillary. Before long, some of the lesser-known but tremendously impressive Himalayan mountains will soar into view—along with Thamserku and Kangtega, don’t miss the iconic triple summits of Kusum Kanguru. From here, the path levels out as it approaches the waterway of the Dudh Koshi once again. Enjoying the marvelous scenery along the way, we’ll gradually begin our ascent through leafy rhododendron forests to reach Tengboche. If you’re trekking in the springtime, the colorful rhododendron blooms are a wonder to behold. Upon reaching Tengboche, we’ll get checked in at a local teahouse. Don’t miss your chance to visit Tengboche Monastery this afternoon: the most historic and well-known Buddhist gompa in Khumbu.

        Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs

        Trek Distance: 9-10 km

        Max. Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft

        Accommodation: Trekking Lodge/Tea House

        Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

          Our fifth day on the Everest Base Camp Trek leads through the villages of Pangboche, Somare, and Dingboche. As we hike through pleasant rhododendron forest and cross a long suspension bridge over the iridescent waters of the Imja Khola river, gargantuan white mountains like Lhotse and Ama Dablam dominate the horizon. On the approach to Dingboche, we’ll also see a large number of mani stones arranged by the trailside. These are rocks painted or engraved with Buddhist mantras; you should always keep them to your right-hand side as you pass. Finally, we’ll trek across a wide expanse of terraced fields where barley and potatoes are grown, before arriving at Dingboche. We’ll pick out a comfortable lodge here to spend the next two nights.

          Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs

          Trek Distance: 9-10 km

          Max. Altitude: 4,360m/14,305ft

          Accommodation: Trekking Lodge/Tea House

          Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

            We’ve now reached the point on our Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary where our bodies need another day to adjust to the increased elevation. As always, the trekker’s maxim is “climb high, sleep low.” This means that we can safely ascend to the stunning vantage points of Nagarjun Hill or Chukhung Village before returning to Dingboche in the afternoon. Both of these day hikes afford superlative views of Makalu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other Himalayan mountains. This evening, you’ll want to get a bite to eat at one of the bakeries or cafes in town. Later, watching the sunset over the windswept peaks of the mountains and the stone-walled terraces of Dingboche will make for an exquisite memory that you’ll return to again and again.

            Max. Altitude: 4,360m/14,305ft

            Accommodation: Trekking Lodge/Tea House

            Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

              We’ll wake up this morning properly acclimatized and ready to continue our adventure. Today’s hike begins with a gradual climb through small villages and temporary herders’ settlements. Along the way, you’ll see familiar mountains like Ama Dablam and Nuptse, but don’t miss your chance to identify the lesser-known Kongma Tse and Taboche. Each of these peaks represents another breathtaking landmark on the proverbial road to Mount Everest. Shortly after passing through a little town called Dughla, we’ll stop to pay our respects at a series of memorial stupas dedicated to fallen climbers. Then it’s onward to Lobuche, where we’ll stop for the night. A hot meal and a good night’s sleep at our teahouse will come as a welcome reward after our hard work on today’s trail.

              Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs

              Trek Distance: 8 km

              Max. Altitude: (4,910 m/16,105 ft)

              Accommodation: Trekking Lodge/Tea House

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

                Along with Namche Bazaar, Gorak Shep must be one of the most evocative names in all of the Khumbu. Merely hearing the name of this village spoken aloud conjures up images of excited trekkers, friendly Sherpas, and the spectacular massif of Everest itself. Our morning will begin with a hike along a rocky glacial moraine before arriving in Gorak Shep. We’ll stop here for a brief lunch before pressing onwards to Everest Base Camp. You’re sure to have a spring in your step as we follow the rocky path to reach our ultimate destination, with the winds of the highest mountain in the world blowing about our ears. When we arrive at base camp, it’s time to celebrate! You’ll have plenty of time to feast your eyes on the Himalayan panorama spreading out before us. Later, we’ll trek back to Gorak Shep to enjoy a triumphant meal, still basking in the glow of our success as we lay our heads to rest.

                Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs

                TrekDistance: 6 km

                Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,599ft

                Accommodation: Trekking Lodge/Tea House

                Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

                  Don’t be surprised if you wake up this morning still brimming over with excitement in the wake of yesterday’s accomplishments. We’ll make the most of this momentum by ascending to the magnificent lookout point of Kala Patthar. This short early-morning trek will allow us to enjoy 360-degree views of Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Thamserku, and many other legendary Himalayan peaks and glaciers. From here, you can even get a better look at Everest than you did yesterday! Afterward, we’ll descend to Gorak Shep to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before setting off to retrace our steps all the way back to Pheriche. We’ve already hiked this part of the trail in the opposite direction, so this will be a comfortable and familiar route that will lead us to another cozy teahouse and another hot meal.

                  Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs

                  Trek Distance: 16 km

                  Max.Altitude: 5,545m/18,193ft

                  Accommodation: Trekking Lodge/Tea House

                  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

                    Our morning begins with a gentle descent through rhododendron woodlands as we make our way back to Namche Bazaar. We’ll trek for a couple of hours, reaching the Imja Khola river before stopping for lunch at Tengboche. Take this opportunity to get another look at the town’s beautiful monastery. While no photographs are allowed inside, the sights you’ll see will imprint themselves indelibly upon your memories. When we’re ready to start walking again, we’ll traverse green hills and windswept ridgelines to arrive at Namche Bazaar once again. You’ll have plenty of time this evening to enjoy some shopping before dinner; lots of interesting souvenirs and curios can be found here in Namche. We’ll spend our penultimate night on the Everest Base Camp Trek in another inviting teahouse.

                    Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs

                    Trek Distance: 17 km

                    Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

                    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge/Tea House

                    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

                      Today is our last day of adventure on the Everest Base Camp Trek. As we put Namche Bazaar to our backs, we’ll begin a steep descent through a number of small villages, including Phakding, where we spent our first night on the trail. Make sure to enjoy the stunning views of riverine valleys and forested slopes from the vantage point of multiple suspension bridges; they’ll represent your last glimpses of the scenic Khumbu wilderness. When we return to Lukla at last, we’ll share a celebratory meal as we reflect upon our life-changing experiences on the Everest Base Camp Trek. The more intrepid of our group won’t want to miss the chance to explore the quirky town of Lukla more fully—just be sure to get enough rest for tomorrow’s early-morning flight!

                      Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs

                      Trek Distance: 18 km

                      Max. Altitude: 2,800m/9,187ft

                      Accommodation: Trekking Lodge/Tea House

                      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

                        As dawn breaks over the Khumbu, we’ll get ready for our flight back to Kathmandu. Be sure to savor the spectacular views of the Himalayas one last time as we leave the wilderness behind and return to Nepal’s bustling capital city. This final night in Kathmandu represents a great opportunity to purchase some last-minute souvenirs and enjoy some fine dining at one of the city’s many great restaurants. If you’re traveling onwards in the morning, we’ll make sure to get you back to the airport in time for your departing flight. If you’re staying in Nepal, we’d be happy to assist you with any ongoing travel arrangements. Either way, it has been our pleasure to host you on the Everest Base Camp Trek, and we hope you’ll be back again soon!

                        Fly: 40 m

                        Meals: Breakfast,


                        Please note: The trekking times indicated above are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace.

                          Trip map

                          12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek map

                          Trip inclusion

                          • Free International and domestic pick up and drop off ( Airport- Hotel- Airport) by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
                          • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
                          • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
                          • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
                          • 2 night 3-star hotel  accommodation with breakfast (B/B) in Kathmandu 
                          • All necessary papers including Everest national park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
                          • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
                          • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek
                          • Assistant guide for the group 6 or above
                          • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in the both Kathmandu and Lukla airport
                          • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, cookies, etc.
                          • Seasonal fresh fruits are desert every evening after dinner.
                          • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
                          • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
                          • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
                          • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
                          • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
                          • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
                          • All government, Local taxes/ vat, and official Expenses
                          • 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS GOES TO SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL IMPACTS INITIATIVE

                           

                          • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
                          • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before and after the trek) 
                          • All kinds of beverages (tea/coffee, coke, beers, water, etc).
                          • Additional costs by out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, physical condition, etc.
                          • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
                          • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
                          • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from high-altitude up to 5000 m.
                          • Porter fee $240 
                          • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
                          • Tipping  (expected by guide and staff)
                          • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek

                          Dates & Price

                          Check our available trip departure dates and costs for the 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary. If the following dates are not suitable for your travel plans then contact us for your custom trip dates. The private trips are available on any date of your selection at any time of the year.

                          Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
                          29 Jun, 202210 Jul, 2022AvailableUS$975
                          30 Jun, 202211 Jul, 2022AvailableUS$975

                          Trip Info

                           

                          Foods on 12 Days Everest Trek

                          A trip to the world's highest mountain is obviously an amazing adventure experience of a lifetime. However, the food on the trek to Everest base camp is convenient and has a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses menus which are originated and prepared by the local community of the Everest area, the most common diet and hygienic meals of the region as given below,

                          Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named Gurung bread in the Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

                          Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

                          Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

                          On the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

                          Deseret and Snacks options- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/ mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.

                          Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.).

                           

                          Accommodations on 12- the Day Everest trek

                          In our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary, we offer accommodations at a normal tea house or Trekking, in this system, the room typically serves 2 single beds for 2 trekkers of the same gender in a group but a single room can be provided if required. Our room has some warm and nice blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, the room can be upgraded to Luxury in a hotel like Yeti Mountain Home at request.

                          During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

                           

                          Best Time for 12 Days Everest trek

                          Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there are mainly two distinct trekking seasons for Everest Base Camp or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

                          Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Everest region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

                          Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Everest Base Camp, Autumn includes the months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for trekking.

                           

                          Safety and satisfaction

                          SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

                          Our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Itinerary is a fully guided trek where you will get a highly experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking and friendly local guide who'd be accompanied by the group from the moment you land to the end of the journey. Our guides are fully insured and have been well trained by the government of Nepal, we work with certified guides. However, our leaders or guides will be carrying all the essential equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons during the trek; Somehow, we also suggest taking some of your own medical kits if you have the ones. Just in case, if any one of our group members has any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances during the trek in the mountain then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back. In this case, we may ask your travel insurance to claim the funds for your rescue, so make sure you have reliable travel insurance covering medical evacuation and an emergency rescue helicopter up to 600 m.

                           

                          Passport and Visa

                          Travelers can get an- On Arrival Visa at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal upon arrival. The visa fee for a three-month tourist- visa is 40 USD; it's playable at the airport. Please note that your holding passport should be validated at least six months from the date of your arrival. Meanwhile, travelers of Indian and Chinese nationalities are not required to pay this fee since the country declared a free visa for these 2 countries!

                           

                          Travel Insurance

                          For Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas, is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.

                           

                          Packing lists for 12 Days Everest Trek

                          The following lists are the essential trekking gear that is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also be bought easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary clothes and gear for trekkers.

                          • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                          • Fleece jacket/pullover
                          • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                          • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
                          • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                          • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                          • Mittens/woolen gloves
                          • Warm Hiking socks
                          • Trekking sue with spare laces
                          • Pair of flip flop
                          • Underwear & Swimming costume
                          • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                          • Sun hat/scarf
                          • Sunglasses
                          • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
                          • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
                          • Day bag above 40 L
                          • 1 set- Headlamp
                          • Small lock for the day backpack
                          • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
                          • Water purification tablets/ electric light
                          • Wash towel
                          • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
                          • Rain poncho
                          • Basic personal first aid kit.

                          We Alpine Ramble Treks are involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

                           

                          Transportation

                          Alpine Ramble Treks offers a free airport transfer on arrival and departure for both international and domestic. However, we also provide all the ground transportation in Kathmandu.

                          A- round-trip flight to and from Lukla is included with all applicable airport taxes. Despite the flights being included sometimes, due to the bad weather the flight to and from Lukla can be delayed or canceled, in

                           

                          Booking and Confirmation

                          Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075.

                          We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure-interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us. we called the mountain family, home away from home with us.

                          To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 20 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated.

                          At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking. Secure your seats now

                           

                          Last-Minute booking

                          We accept the last-minute booking and can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, by sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips. Free Booking Form!

                          We look forward to experiencing this trip with you soon!

                          FAQs

                          Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel
                           

                          Altitudes in the Himalayas of Nepal definitely demand excellent stamina, tough determination, and the best health condition. Some sections of the trek are quite demanding and some days might even require 5-7 hours of walking.

                          Although the trek to the Everest Base Camp is considered moderate and easily attainable, it is no walk in the park.

                          Moreover, the good news is that no technical skill is required to plan your trek or any other exploratory trips in Nepal. However, your prior hiking experience will definitely be considered a plus point. A few months of regular exercise including walking and jogging is recommended before the trip to build up the required stamina.

                          Our professional guides will do their best to keep a reasonable pace throughout the trek. They will always be on hand to encourage and give advice when required. Their aim is for all participants to not only complete this trek but to have the best time of their life exploring the wonderful Himalayas.

                          Yes, Or guide will be taking a first aid kit with basis medicines including Diamox. However, we would recommend you to take some medicine by yourself. 

                          Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

                          Yes, you can be paid either way. However, we recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining of your tour balance, paying by credit card charge you 4 % extra as serving fee by the bank. Any amounts of cash are acceptable! 

                          The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 

                           

                          Yes, Kathmandu has plenty of shops offering the best prices for trekking gears.

                          The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 

                           

                          Yes, we have a safe place to store your luggage at our Hotel or office.

                          Yes, The laundry and Hot shower (more likely bucket shower at the higher point of the trek) services are available with small charge 

                          Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

                          Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

                          Yes, Visitors can get - On Arrival visa very easily at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season.

                          Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

                          The answer is absolutely Yes, we have been trekking many times with a solo female trekker and all of the trekking tours have successfully done by supporting the help of our friendly and experienced Guides and sherpa team.
                           

                          Everest base camp elevation is 5364 meters 

                          The Highest Point of our trek is 5545 meters (KALAPATHAR)  above the sea level 

                          Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.

                           

                          Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 8 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

                          Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

                          Apparently, the hiking would be at least 4-6  hours per day

                          Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 
                          • Ascend Slowly
                          • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
                          • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
                          • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
                          • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
                          • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

                          Reviews

                          • Samuel Edgert - May 17, 2022

                            We spent weeks researching trekking companies - Alpine Ramble had the fastest response rate and they 100% customized our private trek - whatever route you want to take, they can make it happen! That's why we chose them.

                            My cousin and I did the private 12-day EBC via Gokyo Lakes Trek

                            Our guide - Tilak was the most professional and on-point guide I have ever had. He has 20+ years of porter and guide experience and took care of us from sun up to sun down. He picked up on every unspoken gesture so he knew when we could go fast, when we needed to go slower, when we needed rest and how to fix any altitude-related discomfort we had. He was incredibly genuine - I'd request Tilak for every trek!

                            Our route - We went to Gokyo Lakes first, then to EBC and back down the EBC trail. I highly recommend this route to avoid crowds and see some really mind-blowing views from Gokyo Ri. The trail was perfectly quiet, villages small and mountains too big to mentally register.

                            The company - Alpine Ramble literally arranged everything from the time we landed in Katmandu to when we departed. We didn't have to worry about any logistics. Our flight from Lukla to KTM was cancelled, so Alpine Ramble got us another flight to a small town then arranged ground transport to Katmandu so we weren't delayed - that kind of service made our choice to go with this company worth every dollar.

                            Private trek is the way to go - you choose the pace, you have a personal guide and everything is more flexible. It felt good to just have everything arranged for you. We saw large groups and it didn't look fun at all.

                            Hire a porter! And tip them well. You'll want to enjoy the trek and not worry about carrying your pack for 100 miles. Despite what some people think, it's really good employment for them and a career path to a professional guide in the future (most guides start as porters).

                            Go with this company - they are professional, personal, reasonably priced, and have that warm Nepalese hospitality you want to have on a trek!

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                            David James - May 12, 2022

                            I highly recommend Alpine Ramble to help guide you through this wonderful and beautiful region of the world. It will be challenging but the rewards along the way are well worth it! My guide Arpan and porter Suk were top notch! Ask for them when booking your adventure. Stop putting it off and live today :)

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                            Megan McCafferty - April 23, 2022

                            To start off I would like to say thank you Laxman for making out trip one to remember!! Honestly, it wouldn’t have been the same without them. Our group can safely say that Laxman felt like more of a friend than a guide. He looked after us so so well and he was so accommodating to our many many questions. He made the trip a joy. He knows everyone and made sure we always got the best service possible. He took care of our every need. The flights to and from Lukla can always be unpredictable. Our flight back to Kathmandu was looking like it would be canceled, so Laxman quickly came up with an alternative solution to make sure we got home that same day (we flew to another airport and got a taxi, instead of an expensive helicopter!) He knew and recognized our ability very quickly, helping to set the place but also ensuring that we have the flexibility to go on our own accord. Really couldn’t recommend him enough! If/when we come back to Nepal we will be asking for our friend Laxman :)

                          • Lori B - April 13, 2022

                            Dil at Alpine Ramble made my EBC trek a dream come true. From the early stages of booking to my final time of departure the company went out of their way to ensure my safety and make sure I had the best experiences in Nepal possible. Alpine Ramble customized my entire trip as a solo female trekker. I was assigned my own guide (Rham) and Sherpa. Allow me to share some highlights of my single supplement trek:

                            1. My personal guide picked me up at the airport.
                            2. The initial hotel I booked on my own was not as pictured or expected. My guide suggested Alpine Ramble help, Dil set me up immediately in Hotel Thamel Park and rescued me from what would have been unsatisfactory lodging.
                            3. Arranged a tour of the Buddha Stupa and Pashupatinath temple.
                            4. Introductory meeting coving trip details.
                            5. Personal guide and Sherpa.
                            6. Private rooms, some had their own bathroom and toilets which is a hot commodity as not all patrons practice the courtesy of cleanliness.
                            7. Farewell traditional Nepalese dinner and show.
                            8. Covid-19 PCR testing to get home.
                            9. Final Farewell and ride to the airport.

                            Alpine Ramble did everything to ensure my safety and comfort as a single female trekker. The lodging was adequate and clean. Food was good with several options. I made friends along the way but really enjoyed the laughs shared with my awesome guide Rham and Sherpa.

                            My suggestion, pack light and with adequate layers. Test your gloves thermal rating and buy well insulated gloves, the higher you go, the colder it gets, you may need to wear them to sleep as the teahouses are not heated in the bedrooms and only heated from 5PM to 8PM in the evenings. Train, train, and train some more for this trek. I made good friends with a 66 year old solo female trekker and she did great because she was in shape. I made friends with a group of people in their 30's that never made it past Namche. Take it slow and serious. I experienced the impacts of the altitude rushing through the second day, my eagerness could have ruined my trip.
                            TIP YOUR GUIDE AND SHERPA - they rely on tips, if you can't afford to tip, you can't afford the trip.
                            TIP YOUR GUIDE AND SHERPA - $20 is an insult tip the 18-20% EACH of your total trip cost. These guys work hard and you will see it all over the trail.
                            Pack your wrappers and junk out with you so others can enjoy the trail.

                            I left Nepal calling Dil, Rham, my sherpa and the hotel staff my Nepalese family because that's how I was treated. There were tears in my eyes as I left Lukla and Kathmandu because of the accomplishment and the camaraderie along the way. I will definitely be back to Nepal and book with my friends at Alpine Ramble, maybe next time for a real summit. I am confident I will receive the safest and best treatment imaginable.

                          • Megan H - February 07, 2022

                            To start of I would like to say thank you Laxman for making out trip one to remember!! Honestly, it wouldn’t have been the same without him. Our group can safely say that Laxman felt like more of a friend than a guide.

                            He looked after us so so well and he was so accommodating for our many many questions. He made the trip a joy. He knows everyone and made sure we always got the best service possible. He took care of our every need.The flights to and from Lukla can always be unpredictable. Our flight back to Kathmandu was looking like it would be cancelled, so Laxman quickly came up with an alternative solution to make sure we got home that same day (we flew to another airport and got a taxi, instead of an expensive helicopter!)

                            He knew and recognised our ability very quickly, helping to set the place but also ensuring that we have the flexibility to go at our own accord.Really couldn’t recommend him enough!

                            If/when we come back to Nepal we will be asking for our friend Laxman :)