Everest Base Camp Trek -13 Day Itinerary

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  • 13 Days
Price per personUS$999
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1299
2 - 2 US$ 1220
3 - 5 US$ 1155
6 - 10 US$ 1045
11 - 16 US$ 999
24 September, 2021Or Check Availability
$1299 x 1 guests:
$1299

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$1299
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  • Trip Duration13 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
  • Max Altitude5545m (Kalapathar)

Overview

Are you dreaming of trekking to Everest Base Camp? A 13- day Everest base camp trek is a perfect match for you to conquer your dream. Alpine Ramble Treks designed for all those who dream of going to the foot of Everest and who only have 12-13 days holiday; this skilfully paced trek takes you through Sherpa country to base camp and Kala Patthar, a journey into the heart of the Sherpa people and greatest mountains in the world is definitely a trip of a lifetime that will let you immerse and explore the beautifully diverse culture and nature of the Himalayas. Our exciting 13- Day itinerary allows you to have a proper time for acclimatization along the way. 

The journey starts from hustle and bustle of Kathmandu commencing a short dramatic flight of Lukla, one of the world's air routes, and trek to the Sagarmatha National Park, the UNESCO world heritage site following the Dudh Kosi river and crossing numerous suspension bridges over the river, walking through the picturesque villages, wheeled mani walls, alpine forests, and terraced fields are the major highlights of the trek in the valley. Yet exploring the unique lifestyle and cultural factors of the local people is another highlight of the trek.

Our epic 13- Day Everest Base Camp Trek offers stunning 360- degree panoramic views of the majestic snow-capped mountains from the moment we take off including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Lobuche Peak (6,119 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), and many more to mention. These adorable mountains decorate the entire trail of the Khumbu valley. Similarly, every step of our move, we're welcomed by warm-hearted people, ancient monasteries, stupas, colorful prayer flags, as well as world's famous Khumbu glaciers, are seen at the altitude.

As the Khumbu region is resided by Sherpas, Lamas, Rais, etc, you get to see their lifestyle, culture, and tradition throughout the trek. During our trekking at Khumbu, we will be staying at the local tea houses that allow us to have learned in-depth about the lifestyle of the local's culture and tradition which we will never find anywhere in the world.

Moreover, you get to visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery. Everest Base Camp Trek 13 Days offers a perfect balance of adventure, challenges, and experience. Every year hundreds and thousands of travelers from all around the place go on this trek to just feel the same excitement.

As you will ascend and gain elevation, the trails get remote and isolated. You reach the Everest Base Camp from where you can see panoramic views of snow-capped mountains all around you. Not only this, the trail further ascends to the Kala Patthar viewpoint that welcomes you with unbelievable sunrise views over the Himalayas. Everest Base Camp Trek takes you very close to nature. You will get plenty of time to unwind yourself from the chaos of your life and understand the deep meaning of life. You will learn to survive in an extreme environment without any modern facilities. If you are looking for a trekking tour to Everest short on time then you may look at our short itineraries of 12- Days Everest Base Trek, 8 -Day Everest Base Camp Trek, or 5- Day Everest Base Camp Trek.

Full Benefits

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure day. 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse at a high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek 

Highlights

  • A thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu.
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to flora and fauna
  • Explore Namche Bazar
  • Experience rich Sherpa culture and their daily lifestyle
  • Visit Tengboche monastery
  • Explore Everest Base Camp
  • Hike to Kala Patthar to witness gorgeous sunrise
  • Get to see picturesque villages and stunning landscape
  • Witness numerous Himalayan mountains throughout the trek

Itinerary

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After you land at the airport, you get welcomed by one of our team members at the terminal gate. He will escort you to the hotel and help you with check-in. Later, in the day, you will meet with other team members and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. We will organize a welcome dinner for you along with cultural dance.

Overnight in a hotel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • 1350 m

The trek begins from Lukla. You take a short scenic flight from Kathmandu and reach Lukla, where you meet with the rest of the crew members. From here, you follow the Dudh Koshi river and descend through the forested paths to reach Phakding.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4 hrws
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 2610m

Leaving Phakding behind, you trek and reach Monjo. The trail from here goes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to numerous wildlife and flowers. You cross many streams and small villages. The trail steeply descends to Namche Bazar.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 3440 m

Before moving further towards Tengboche, you spend a day at Namche Bazar exploring around and acclimatizing with the altitude. You will gon short excursion to Syangboche Airstrip or Everest View Hotel from where you can see stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, etc. Likewise, you also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2 hrs hike
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 3700 m (Everest view lodge)

The trail gradually ascends through dense forests of rhododendron. You pass by Imja Khola before reaching Tengboche village. Here, you will get to explore the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery. From the back of the monastery, you can see spectacular views of snow-capped mountains.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 3860 m

The trail ascends and crosses many suspension bridges. Trekking through small settlement areas like Pangboche and Orsho, you move towards Dingboche. On the way, you come across many stupas, chortens, and mani walls. Dingboche welcomes you with tempting views of Everest and surrounding peaks.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 4350 m

Today, you will take a day break and adjust your body with the elevation. You will go on a hike to Nagarjun Hill from where you can see wonderful views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku, Pumori, etc. Later, you descend back to the village and spend time interacting with the locals.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 5300 m ( Nagarjung hill)

Leaving Dingboche behind, you gradually ascend through small villages. As you move further, the terrain changes from lush forests to sparsely-dotted shrubs. The trail takes you to Lobuche villages situated at the foot of Mt. Lobuche. You can see a stunning view of Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Pumori, and Mt. Khumbutse from this village.


  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 4910 m

Today, you wake up early in the morning and begin trekking towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through Gorka Shep, which is the last human settlement area on the trail. This place was the initial base camp of Mt. Everest. From Gorak Shep onwards, the trail moves along Khumbu glacier moraine and leads you to EBC. Upon reaching the base camp, you will find yourself surrounded by snow-capped Himalayan mountains all around you. After spending some time at the Everest Base Camp, you descend to Gorak Shep for a night stay.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 HRS
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 5364 m (EBC)

To add more adventure in the journey, you hike up to the Kala Patthar today. It is a very famous viewpoint from where you can see 360-degree views of Everest. Located just above the EBC, the trail to Kala Patthar is steep and rugged. Likewise, you get to see glorious sunrise from the top of the Kala Patthar. After soaking mesmerizing views, you gradually descend following the same path and reach Pheriche. dinner

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 6/7 HRS
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 5545 M (KALAPATHAR)

After having breakfast, you trek through dense forests and small villages. Following the Imja River, you reach Tengboche and descend to Phungki Thanka. The trail then drops down to Namche through lush forests. On the way, you get to see amazing views of the Himalayan mountains.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4/5 HRS
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 3440 M

You retrace the path and move towards Lukla. From Namche Bazar, the trail descends through dense forests, crossing numerous streams. On the way, you pass by many small villages. You reach Phakding and ascend to Lukla.

Overnight in a lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 6/7 HRS
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 2840 M

This is the last day of the trek. You take another thrilling flight back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the airport, you move to the hotel. In the evening, you will say goodbye to everyone over farewell dinner and also prepare to leave.

  • HOTEL
  • 35 M
  • Breakfast
  • 1350M

Trip inclusion

  • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
  • Meals on the 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.
  • 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, and cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits 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 condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
  • 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 or after the trek) 
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and 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 which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected
  • 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 13-Day Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary. However, the set start dates listed are particularly quoted for the group joining opportunity if the listed are not suitable for you and want to customize this trip, please feel free to contact us for your customized departure date. Meanwhile, The Private trips are available on any date of your selection that suits you at any time of the year at your convenience. Get in touch for your private trip and date as you preferred.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
23 Sep, 202105 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$999
23 Sep, 202105 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$999
28 Sep, 202110 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$999
28 Sep, 202110 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$999
30 Sep, 202112 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$999

Trip Info

Best Time to do the EBC trek

When we are on a set to travel, we all have a primary concern about the weather in our minds. it's super important to choose the right and the best time to travel and make a worthwhile holiday trip. The favorable month/ seasons of the year to do the Everest base camp trek is Autumn (Sep-Nov), and Spring (March-May)! It's undoubtedly the best season of the year and offers crystal clear Shining Himalayas views and its landscape, you could enjoy the trek more with a better view! The temperature is moderate, it's not very hot and cold. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during winter (Dec., Jan., and Feb.) could also be the best option.

Accommodations on Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying at the best hotel basically 3-4 stars, on a twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking is very basic where you will get the room with pillows, a warm and nice blanket, attach bathroom if it’s available with comfortable beds during the 13 days Everest base camp trek, if you are single you get the single bedroom as well with hygienic food, The Menu for food and accommodation have fixed by local management community.

Meals on the Trek

The Everest base camp trek route has numerous tea houses along the way and every single tea houses have a menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals on the Menu; you could pick up any kinds of the meal as you like to have during the trek, we would highly recommend the vegetable items instead of Meat because the meat in the mountain can be effected some time because it may not be used to it for the new travelers in this region. But some places provide you with typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has a well-trained cook, basically paying attention to clean, hygienic, fresh, and nice tasty foods. The variety of drinks and every lodge have safe drinking water or mineral bottles of water you could buy. If you buy a water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify it yourself. This will be cheaper and help to control plastic pollution as well. The water you could buy everywhere in the Everest region at a reasonable price but the price would go high when you go to high altitude areas. We also recommend you buy boiled water instead of cold which keeps your body warm.

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.

Note: During the trek, make sure you are always in the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place especially at the narrow section of the trail.

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, 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

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
  • Underwears & 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 sensitivity 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 transportations in Kathmandu.

A- round trip flight to and from Lukla is included with all applicable airport taxes. Despite the flights are 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 of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of 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.

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, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.

 

We look forward to experiencing this trip with you soon!

FAQs

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.

  • 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 
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. 

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

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.

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

 

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

Everest base camp elevation is 5364 meters 

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.
 

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.

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
 

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

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

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

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

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, 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! 

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, 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. 

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.

Reviews

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    Alyssa H - December 31, 2018

    If you are thinking about trekking to EBC, you HAVE to go through Alpine Ramble Trekking. I can't imagine any company offering a better experience. Every step of the way, Alpine Ramble went above and beyond all expectations: from the timely and helpful email replies to airport pick-up and drop-off (with welcome leis and parting sashes) to ensuring maximum comfort and health while on the trek, the entire experience was OUTSTANDING. Our trio was lucky enough to have Krishna as a guide--with over 19 years trekking the mountains, he was an expert (and amusing, too!). We felt safe and taken care of the entire journey...and he's a great picture-taker, too. This company takes care of the little things along with the big--when we arrived back in Kathmandu after our successful trek, we were even treated to a generous Nepalese feast as we watched traditional dancing and music. I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about Dil, Krishna, and our "mountain family" of Alpine Ramble. Look no further if you're interested in a Himalayan trek!!!