Foods on Everest Trek
During the trek, we have a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the names of the most common meals of the region as given below.
Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in 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 verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity 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 verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity 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 are mentioned but officially any of the meats are not our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high area is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.
Deseret and Snack options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and 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.)
It's available everywhere along the way. However, buying a regular bottle of mineral water can cost anywhere between 1-3 USD. Another option, you can also get to refill the water from taps without any charges, in this case, the water might not be as clean as the new bottle of water but it can be fine to drink by using purification pills or other purification methods. Remember, water is very important even at altitude, keep drinking and stay hydrated.
Accommodation facts on Trek
In this program, the 2 nights at the 3 –stars categories accommodations in the hotel will be provided in Kathmandu with facilities of free WIFI, Hot Shower, and AC room with the best breakfast services on
During the trek, we accommodate 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.
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.
For Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating in any kind of trekking program 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 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 things that may go wrong.
Packing list for Everest Base Camp Trek
The following lists are the essentials trekking gear that is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also buy 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 or wool trousers
- Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
- Mittens or woolen gloves
- Warm Hiking socks
- Trekking sue with spare laces
- Pair of flip flop
- Underwears & Swiming costume
- Hiking Cotton trousers or t-shirts
- Sun hat or scarf
- 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 or 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
Safety and Satisfactions
SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.
Our 14 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.
We highly respect your culture so why not respect the local culture while trekking in the mountains, follow some common steps please
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 this case, we can arrange the helicopter transfer at an extra cost as per your convenience.
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- Bookings
We accept the last-minute booking, it 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.
Extra personal expenses
Our short Everest Base Camp trek is an inclusive package that covers all the foods (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner), and accommodation during the trek, guide, transportations, permits, etc. But please note that any personal and Barbier bills are excluded also the porter to carry your luggage, the porter can arrange at an extra cost.
We look forward to experiencing this trip with you soon!