Everest base camp trek
Single supplement cost US $ 175 - US$ 255
Description of Everest base camp trek
This is one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal for good reason. Its vistas include Mount Everest and other of the world's highest peaks, to which you add rich cultural heritage, stunning trekking scenery plus exotic wildlife including golden eagle, snow pigeons, Tibetan snow cocks, crimson-horned pheasant, musk deer and Himalayan Thar.
You'll visit the Everest Base camp and get a chance to explore Kathmandu. There's also a range of diverse treks, taking in places like Namche Bazaar, Phakding, Tenboche, Dinboche, Lobuche, Khumjung, Monjo and Lukla.
1 Reviews of Everest base camp trek
Reviewed on 21 Mar 2017 by Amy Brewer
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
All of it!
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Being relatively fit before keeps it enjoyable, we passed a few that had clearly not done walking before and they were finding it harder!
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes, all aspects were helping the locals.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Couldn't rate it more highly, it was fabulous and an experience of a lifetime! Achut ensured everything went smoothly and was brilliant.
Planet and peopleOur trekking company is wholly committed to responsible tourism. On our treks & tours, tourism helps improve the standard of living for the local people by generating income for the local community through purchasing of local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables and providing job opportunities.
We employ well-trained & experienced local guides and hire local porters whose load limit is 20-25kg. Our guides will give a briefing about responsible tourism e.g. rubbish disposal, giving food scraps to domestic animals, paying the porters to carry out trash, using a fire pit when camping, not picking flowers, using kerosene instead of firewood, avoiding bathing/washing clothes in streams, using local tea houses or camping sites. In addition the small group size of 4-10 people helps to minimise the impact on the environment.
On this trek, we stay at local lodges operated by Sherpa communities such as Khumbu lodge, Everest lodge, Himalaya lodge Gompa lodge. These lodges minimise the impact on the environment by using kerosene/gas fuel instead of fire wood and disposing of their rubbish appropriately.
Our trekking company provides financial donations for the local school (US $2 per visitor) & health post (US $3 per visitor). We provide educational materials for students such as copies, pencils, ball pens and sports equipment (foot balls, basket balls), and provide equipment & medicines for the health post such as tablets, eye drops, high-altitude tablets, plasters and bandages. We also support the Kvresthali Women society with financial donations (US $5 per visitor) which provides education for impoverished adult women and provides funds for goat and vegetables farming and road repair.
On this trip, our guests will have an opportunity to give donations to these causes, and visit and make donations to the Kunde hospital and School at Khumjung. Travellers can also support Sherpa students by giving educational materials such pencils, crayons, books and paper etc.
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