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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Facts About Trip

Days 12
Grade Moderate to Hard
Best month Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/March/April & May/June
Maxi Elevation Kala Patthar (5,545m) & Everest base camp (5,364m)
Group size Minimum two people
Accommodation Lodge accommodation on trek
Meal Choose your own meal on trek
Starts From Flight: Kathmandu - Lukla
End at Flight: Lukla - Kathmandu

Overview And Highlights

Everest Base Camp Trek is probably the highest and hardest base camp trek in the world as it is the gateway to the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest.

Every year millions of people from all across the world visit Nepal with the common goal of watching the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.

Although not everyone comes with the intention of climbing the highest peak, most people at least have the Everest base camp trek to have the memory of their lifetime.

Similarly, this once-in-a-lifetime trek is a dream bucket list for several adventure freaks around the world.

Throughout the base camp trek, you can have the majestic feeling and jaw-dropping view of nature. No matter how hard the journey might be, reaching the highest base camp will surely restore your energy level.

Well, in this package of Everest base camp trek, we have listed everything, including the cost, itinerary, guide, routes, etc.

Route to Everest Base Camp

Kathmandu to Lukla

Lukla is the base of Everest base camp from where the real trekking begins. Likewise, reaching the Lukla is itself a big challenge as you have to land at one of the most dangerous and risky airports in the world.

So, the adventure begins on day one of the journeys. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is the common route to begin trekking.

The runway lies on the edge of the hill, which makes it even scarier if the airplane fails to take off on its first attempt, then the airplane might crash into the deep valley.

Similarly, the cost of a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice-versa is around $366 per person. You can also postpone or shift the dates of the flight while trekking.

Likewise, during the flight, you are only allowed to carry 10kg of luggage.

Day to Day Itinerary Everest Base Camp

Day 01 Flight to Lukla (2,840m) and Trek to Phakding. 
Day 02 Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar. 
Day 03 Rest day in Namche Bazaar. 
Day 04 Trek Namche Bazar to Phortse (3,810). 
Day 05 Trek Phortse to Dingboche (4,350m). 
Day 06 Acclimatization day in Dingboche (4,350m). 
Day 07 Trek Dingbuche to Lobuche (4,930m). 
Day 08 Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,165m) and visit Kala Pathar (5,545m) in the afternoon ascent 2 hours & visit Everest base camp 5,364m next day early morning.
Day 09 Trek back Gorakshep to Pheriche/Pangboche (4,240m) or Pangboche (3,930m).
Day 10 Trek back Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). 
Day 11 Trek back Namche Bazar to Lukla (2,800m). 
Day 12 Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu. 

Everest Base Camp Trek Permits

One of the essential things that you need to carry along with you throughout the base camp trek is the permit. Without valid permits and permission from the authority of the Nepal government, you are not allowed to have the trek of your life.

So, do not forget to have a valid permit before starting a trek from Kathmandu. Well, the cost to have a permit is USD$30, which you can also get in Lukla.

Besides that, you will also need a permit to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, which you will experience on the way to the Everest base camp.

Best time to plan for Everest Base Camp Trek

Not every day is the day to plan and have a trek to the Everest base camp because Everest only welcomes trekkers in two favorable seasons.

Likewise, the best season falls from March till May, pre-monsoon, and from late September to November, post-monsoon season.

Pre Monsoon Trek

Between early February to late May, the weather remains dry and stable with a crystal clear view of the majestic Himalayas. During the pre-monsoon trip, you can also experience snow-covered mountains.

Post-Monsoon Trek

This season is another best time for trekking EBC as the weather is much clearer with fewer clouds. However, you can feel the cold breeze during late November. Also, it is the best time to trek to the highest lake, Gokyo Lake.

Likewise, most Nepalese citizens travel during this season, and you can have a really good accompany throughout the trek.

Importance of Guides and Porters during the Trek

No matter how confident you are during the adventurous trekking, traveling to a different country or new trekking route is always a risk with a lifetime memory.

Similarly, it is always safe to have a guide during the Everest base camp trek. You can find several agencies in Nepal, especially in Kathmandu, that will help to organize a guide who will make your trek extreme in a better way.

Well, to approach a guide, you will have to pay for the food or accommodation. However, make sure you approach a registered guide and have fluent in speaking your language.

Also, you can have a porter who will carry your luggage up to 20kg. Similarly, the cost for a porter per day is around $20.

Travel Insurance for Everest Base Camp Trek

It is always better to have prevention before cure, as trekking in a remote location at a high altitude is always a risk. So, make sure to have health Insurance as high altitude sickness might catch anyone during the trek.

Since the route to the Everest base camp trek is challenging with no good roads or facilities, it is a must to have good health throughout the trek, as being injured or sick is not an option.

Also, getting altitude sickness might cost you even more as you might have to be evacuated by helicopter.

Festivals in Everest Region

Nepal might be a small country, but it is rich in its culture and religion. Likewise, you can find unique cultures and traditional festivals over the Everest region.

The major festivals celebrated in the Everest region are

1.   Mani Rimdu Festival

Mani Rimdu Festival is one of the major festivals celebrated in the Everest region by Sherpa people in their own tradition at Tengboche monastery.

During the festival, they perform their cultural dances and make Mandala and Tormas from barley flour and sand as symbolic offerings.

This festival lasts for three days in the month of November. Also, the monks of that region perform the famous mask dance for a whole day. The festival dates are based on the Tibetan lunar calendar.

2.   Dumji  Festival

Dumji is another special festival celebrated by the people of the Everest region, which falls during the months of May or June. This festival is celebrated in a place named Khumbu. Well, it is celebrated in memory of the birth anniversary of Guru Rimpoche.

3.   Gyalpo Lhosar Festivals

Gyalpo Lhosar is celebrated by the Sherpa people of the Everest region in Khumbu as the new year of the Tibetan lunar calendar.

During this festival, every people in the region wear new clothes and jewelry. They exchange gifts and visit the monasteries to pray and receive blessings.

Some Tips for Everest Base Camp Trek

01 Train yourself both physically and mentally before starting your trek.
02 Have proper gear and advice from the professionals.
03 Do not cover high altitude distances in a single trek day. Cover short distances to prevent high altitude sickness.
04 Have a licensed trekking guide if you can afford one.
05 Keep yourself well hydrated throughout the trek.
06 Be careful what you drink or eat during the trek to keep yourself healthy.
07 Have research and choose the best season for trekking.
08 Get basic first-aid kits like headache tables to recover from big danger.
09 Get some extra supplies for a few more days in case the trek might take more days than calculated.

How to book this trip?

Where there is a will, there is the way. Similarly, if you are willing to have a lifetime opportunity to trek the Everest base camp, there are multiple ways that you can fulfill your dream of reaching the Everest base camp.

One of the simple ways is by contacting info@peacenepaltreks.com, which is ever-ready to provide the best journey that will set on your memory for a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is it necessary to have a TIMS permit to trek to Everest Base Camp?

TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems) is a system to record the data of all the trekkers in Nepal. It costs Rs 2000 for a single entry. However, to trek in the Everest region, you do not have the compulsion of a TIMS permit.

2. How to prevent Altitude Sickness?

Altitude Sickness is the most common problem for trekkers who usually cover a long-distance height in a short period of time. People who used to live at low altitudes began to trek in high altitude areas, and then those people showed a high chance of getting altitude sickness.

So, to prevent Altitude sickness, climb slower and cover short distances at altitude heights per day. Furthermore, you can also have training and acclimatization before you being the Everest base camp trek.

3.  Is a hot shower available during the Everest Base Camp Trek?

Yes, there are plenty of hotels you can find during the Everest Base Camp Trek that provides a hot shower bath. But, all the showers are available by solar power, so, on cloudy or rainy days, you might not get hot water for a shower.

4. Is there a telephone network or Wifi service available during the EBC trek?

Yes, both the telephone network and Wifi service are available during the trek, but in some areas in the middle of nowhere, the service is often not reachable.

Wifi service can be accessed through mobile data and is also available in some hotels in the Everest region.

However, you can always have a satellite phone to use the network service throughout the trek.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.
Accomodation
Hotel Stay
Elevation
1300

After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you with checking in.

Day 2 : Flight to Lukla (2,840m) and Trek to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding (2,652m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
2652

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 40 minutes of pure mountain experience until we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Our trek begins in Lukla as we descend towards the Dudh Koshi River before following the trail leading to Namche Bazaar.

Day 3 : Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,446m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
3446

The trek to Namche Bazar is a steep climb through forests of rhododendron around the Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing several suspension bridges and four hours of walking we reach the Sherpa market of Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 : Rest day in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,446m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
3446

Two days of rest in Namche Bazaar helps us in acclimatization and prepares us for our journey ahead. Namche, the trading capital of the Khumbu region was once the trading grounds of Tibetan Salt. Even today we can see Tibetans selling rugs, clothing, salt and dried meat in the region. Namche is believed to be one of the best places on earth to see the sun rise and set between the snow-clad Himalayas.

Day 5 : Trek Namche Bazar to Phortse (3,810). Overnight in Phortse (3,810m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
3810

After breakfast, we walk through many mani walls and stay beautiful village phortse. We can see the beautiful Himalayas scenery from here.

Day 6 : Trek Phortse to Dingboche. Overnight in Dingboche (4,350m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
4350

We follow the Imja Khola through Pangboche until we reach Dingboche.

Day 7 : Acclimatization day in Dingboche (4,350m), Overnight in Dingbuche, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
4350

Today is a day of leisure day and walk around the places for good acclimatization about 2/ 3 hours walking around. We stay for the night in Dingboche.

Day 8 : Trek Dingbuche to Lobuche (4,930m), Overnight in Lobuche, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
4930

Today we ascend to Lobuche passing through the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. We camp at Lobuche for the night.

Day 9 : Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,165m) and visit Kala Pathar (5,545m) in the afternoon ascent 2 hours & visit Everest base camp 5,364m next day early morning, Overnight in Gorakshep, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
5545

Gorak Shep is the Base Camp of the historical 1953’ Everest Expedition and the site where Peace Nepal Treks successfully organized the 2009’ Everest Cricket Match. We have a time climbing the famous Kala Patthar peak (5,545m) in the evening and next early morning visit the Everest base camp 5,364m.

Day 10 : Trek back Gorakshep to Pheriche/Pangboche (4,240m) or Pangboche (3,930m), Overnight in Pheriche, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
3930

Early morning, we walk towards the Everest base camp (5,364m) and return to Gorakshep. From Gorak Shep, we return to Lobuche and continue heading down the Khumbu valley until we reach Pheriche. Near the Khumbu glacier, we come across memorials for climbers who died while attempting to conquer Mount Everest.

Day 11 : Trek back Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), Overnight in Namche Bazar, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
3440

The trail now descends to Namche Bazaar which offers superb views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde peaks. We stay overnight at Namche, a perfect place to celebrate the success of our two-week trek.

Day 12 : Trek back Namche Bazar to Lukla (2,800m), Overnight in Lukla, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
2800

On our way back, we cross suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, make our way through steep descends and walk past numerous tea houses before finally arriving at Lukla.

Day 13 : Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu & drive to your own accommodation hotel in Kathmandu.
Accomodation
Hotel stay
Elevation
1300

Again, 40 minutes of pure mountain experience on our flight to Kathmandu marks the end of our journey.

Day 14 : Departure to home.

Today, you have time till your departure from Kathmandu and can visit the historical city of Kathmandu and tourist places in Thamel.

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized to our guest-specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

What Is Included ?

  • Transportation: return transfers from the International airport to your hotel
  • Hotel stay: one-night hotel accommodation stay in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees: all government taxes and Everest National park entry fees
  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System) & local tax
  • Guide & porter: One experienced English-speaking guide & necessary supporter to carry your luggage (two guests = 1 porter (we pay their daily wages, insurance, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation)
  • Wages: 12 days guide wages including his insurances/meals and accommodation/insurances/equipment
  • Wages: 11 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurance/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 11 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek
  • Guest flight: ticket Kathmandu to Lukla and fly back Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Guide flight: ticket Kathmandu to Lukla and fly back Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment: trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag/down jacket (we provide these if necessary), to return after the trek completed
  • Digital pulse: Oximeters for high altitude check
  • Crampons: Snow walking crampons in mountains if necessary
  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to return after the trek completed
  • Rescue arrangements: in the emergency situation & the worst weather conditions
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Map: Everest region trekking map
  • Rubbish disposal
  • Government taxes & PNT official service charge

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu & on the trek
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff
  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottle water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • city visit: sightseeing in Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa Fee 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein
  • Personal trekking equipment

Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu for every tea house.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergency.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Spring: March-May

The spring season of March/April/May is the best for holidays in the Nepalese Himalayas. The sky and the weather are very clear and sunny in these months and the temperature is warmer. At heights below 3,500 meters, you can expect temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees during the daytime, although these will drop at night. Once above 3,500m, you should expect significant temperature drops at night and early morning, often as low as -15 degrees.

There is some rain in these months, but nothing severe and this really helps to bring out the natural colors in the varied flora and fauna, especially in the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron.

This is the primary time for tourism in Nepal with trekkers and mountain climbers seen all across the country.

Summer: June – August

Nepal experiences its monsoon season during June, July, and August, and it can sometimes last until mid-September. Some treks are possible in mid-June before the rains really get heavy, however, visibility can be limited.

The rains bring other challenges and obstacles. Mountain flights are not so frequent, while landslides can block the roads. Trekking in mid-June is still possible but we advise against the classic treks such as Everest due to the risk of long delays at Lukla which could potentially lead to missing international flights. If this is the only season possible for you, then we recommend treks in drier parts of the country such as Upper Mustang or Upper Dolpo. We can also suggest other activities such as white water rafting or visiting the National Parks at Chitwan or Bardia.

Autumn: September – November

With very similar conditions to spring, the autumn season begins in mid-September and runs to mid-December, and is also ideal for trekking. This is a long window of good visibility and so there are a wide variety of trekking options available.
This time of year is also known for its festivals, especially the Dashain festival/Tihar festival and Chhad festival. There are also long national holidays so many people return to their villages to see family, making rural Nepal even more vibrant than normal. There is little rain and the skies are mostly clear with warm weather. This does mean that the trekking routes can be quite crowded in the most popular areas so we advise booking early to avoid the disappointment of full tea houses.

The less popular trekking regions such as Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Upper Dolpo, Mustang, and Naar Phu are great alternatives for those who want to avoid the crowds at this busy time.

Winter: December – February

December to February is the winter season in Nepal. Trekking at this time is not ideal and we advise against anything that goes into thin air as snowfall is common and temperatures can be extremely low.

Trips that can be done in winter include trekking in the hills around Kathmandu, Ghorepani, Poon HillNagarkot, Chitwan National ParkBardia National Park, or experiencing a homestay in one of the local villages. The biggest positive of this time of year is the excellent sunsets and sunrises which can often be enjoyed in rural areas.

There is something for everyone at any time of year in Nepal and the team at Peace Nepal Treks is happy to advise the most suitable for your needs.

What is the joining group in 12 days Everest base camp trek?

Joining group departures are fixed dates and guaranteed to depart the trek with a minimum of two people to a maximum of 10 people in the group. The benefit of joining the group is sharing the cost at a lower price & share different experiences with other travelers during your holidays.

Are you planning for 12 days Everest base camp trek by joining the group?

Yes, we have set planned joining group upcoming months and fixed dates. If you are alone or have more people & still want to join the group, you can ask our expert once. He will write a quick response as possible if the dates are available as your timing frame and suggest the best as you wish and as a budget. To make sure that to issue the domestic flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu on time, you should arrive in Kathmandu at least one day earlier and can start on the next day early morning fly Kathmandu to Lukla.

CHOOSE A PRIVATE DATE

If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal Treks holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

Feel free to give them a call on 977-1-4266467 or Email us at info@peacenepaltreks.co

Below is a checklist of equipment that we advise people have with them when visiting Nepal. This is a guideline only and will depend on the type of trip you are undertaking.

While we always suggest bringing your most important equipment from home, it is possible to buy or rent equipment in Kathmandu where almost all products and major brands are available, often at cheaper rates than you might find at home.

This equipment listed is prepared by our long experiences in trekking. During the treks, our porters can carry approximately 20kg in total while we recommend that any trekker carries their own day-pack that weighs between 8-12kgs which would include a camera, snacks, and drinking water for easy access.

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

Client Reviews

Candy T

Kathmandu, Nepal

8th Jul, 2022

Awesome EBC Trek Was recommended by a friend to Peace Nepal Treks. Did a 12-day Everest Base Camp. Nir and the team were excellent and super friendly! He answered all our queries and concerns promptly via WhatsApp. Ensured we had all the information and equipment we needed for the trek. Our guide Bil was very knowledgeable about the trek and mountains. Very experienced and fun guy! We also went sightseeing around Kathmandu after the trek, hosted by Nir and his wife. Great experience learning about the culture. Would definitely recommend Peace Nepal Treks. No fuss, satisfaction guaranteed, and a super friendly team! :)


Cecilia

Kathmandu, Nepal

21st Jul, 2022

Amazing service Went for a customized 21 days tour in a group of 3 with a private porter and tour guide service. Nir, the owner of the business is very responsive over emails, answers all our questions before the tour, and has done all preparation for us since we are arriving late at night (airport transport, currency exchange, gear preparation, etc). We went for the Everest Base Camp tour and the view is absolutely stunning. I have to descend earlier than planned for AMS. Bill our tour guide took care of me all the way and Nir kindly arranged the tour for the rest of the days and helped with transportation and tour guiding me around the city after I left the trek earlier than planned. Really thankful for their kind help! I would definitely book the same tour again with Peace Nepal Treks if I visit Nepal again


Ying Si Soh

Kathmandu, Nepal

21st Jul, 2022

Everest Base Camp This is the second time that I did a trek with Nir and his team. Appreciate the promptness and responsiveness in Nir’s emails during the planning. Also very thankful to our guide, Dupsang, and porter Suresh for ensuring we were in good state and shape during the trek. Loved how they were also flexible in the timings and itinerary to allow us to be safe and enjoy ourselves! Highly recommend to anyone looking for an adventure in Nepal with Peace Nepal Treks (:


Jiahao Lim

Kathmandu, Nepal

24th Jul, 2022

Amazing experience at EBC! It was my first time in Nepal and a group of 4 of us went with Peace Nepal Treks for a 12 days Everest Base Camp trek. Many of our friends from Singapore recommended Peace Nepal Treks for their great service and reasonable price. Nir Lama provided excellent service and responded to all of our requests, from providing trekking equipment to arranging a helicopter flight when we were stuck at Lukla airport for 3 days due to the unforgiving weather conditions. He also provided all necessary documents to ensure we were able to make our insurance claims for medical fees and flight delays. During the trek, some of us were sick and our guide Dupsang took great care of us. He was able to cater to the needs of each of us and adjusted to a pace comfortable for our group. He gave briefings every morning so we know what to expect for the day and provided an accurate description of the trekking terrain, elevation, and estimation of time taken between checkpoints. You can ask him anything and he will always answer to his best knowledge. He always tells us to take our time, walk slowly, relax, and take more photos. He also shared with us his life experiences, some history, and customs of Nepal which were really interesting. In short, it was an amazing experience and I highly recommend Peace Nepal Treks if you are visiting any mountains in Nepal!


wu z

Kathmandu, Nepal

24th Jul, 2022

Amazing team The big boss, NIr was very helpful from the get-go. He personally picked us up from the airport and had great hospitality throughout the trip. Our guide, Dupsang, was one hell of an awesome guide. He never failed to crack some jokes and tell us about his adventures to give us a boost after being exhausted from the day's hike. Special mention to him when he asked after me every day, and even tweaked the hiking schedule after knowing that I fell ill. Nonetheless, we all made it to EBC despite the unforgiving weather conditions! Highly recommended for a well-planned adventure that is reasonably priced 😎


Tan Shao Hui Esmonde

Kathmandu, Nepal

28th Jul, 2022

The challenging second visit to Nepal panned out all well rewarding and safe! My second visit to Nepal with Peace Nepal Treks was filled with great accomplishments and awesome memories. On a 12 days trip to Everest Base Camp during this visit and my group of 4 friends was met with the same dedication and commitment to ensuring a great service to us (trekkers) as per the previous trip. Nir Lama and the team delivered an excellent and well-organized trip, yet also managed to adjust to the circumstances and catered to the different needs of individual group members. This trip did come with some challenges, notably members feeling unwell and the ever un-accommodating weather of Lukla. With some slight tweaking of trek schedules and inspirational motivation from the guide, all 4 of us made it up to base camp! Greatly appreciated the guide and team for the continued support of the group despite the endless list of demands and adjustments during this trip, etc with managing the arrangement of alternative transportation back to Kathmandu or we would have missed our flight back home! Thanks for all the help and encouraging support!


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United States

9th May, 2022

FIRST TIME IN NEPAL First time in Nepal, In 2005 I had the honor of assisting to build a primary school in Pakuwal Tulo Parsel Nepal, together with a friend and on behalf of the Lions Club Schoorl. Tulo Parsel is the home ground of Nir Bahadur Lama, managing director of Peace Nepal Treks. During the building time I was in close contact with him, and still we are. Without him the project would not have been successful; Nir made our plans understandable for the villagers, who had to build the s... See morechool themselves, with a great result, as you can see in several pictures on this website. In the 3 months, I stayed in Nepal I, of course, did many touristic things, all arranged by Peace Nepal Treks. First we did the Everest Base Camp trek: 2 Dutch guys accompanied by a PNT guide and porter, flying to Lukla, then walking to EBC and back to Lukla, all in 15 days. I had not expected the trek would make me feel so alive. To walk in nature, to forget the fast world around you, all alone with your thoughts. What an experience. It was all very well organized by PNT. Don’t expect luxury in the Himalayas, but PNT makes you feel you have. Peace Nepal Treks also arranged a guided tour through Kathmandu and a rafting tour. Sightseeing Kathmandu is great, especially with a guide who knows all about the Nepali history, the buildings, their stories, and their Buddhist backgrounds. For rafting, PNT has many contacts in Nepal, so where ever you like to go rafting they will find you a place. I went near Pokhara, so it was possible to go to the city too. PNT arranged the bus, pick up, the rafting tour, the hotel in Pokhara. They made my stay perfect. All I had to do was enjoying….. Peace Nepal Treks, but especially Nir Bahadur Lama, made my first time in Nepal never to forget.See less...


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Netherlands Antilles

9th May, 2022

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK 2014 Wow! What an amazing journey. This trip has been a year plus in the making and it finally came true. After trying to trek EBC back in September 2012 I finally made it. Nir and his staff members were a big part of that success. Prem Lama is an “A” class guide that is very knowledgeable of the region. Everest is a mesmerizing mountain, so be sure to bring your camera. While the flight to Lukla can be challenging, my suggestion would be to schedule enou... See moregh time to get on the mountain and off. In addition, pay attention to the amount of gear you bring. My wife and I didn’t use half of the gear we brought with us. While it’s easy to pack 23 Kilos (50lbs), Tara Airlines only allow a total (including your carry on) to be 15 Kilos. Note that they will charge you $5-10 for those extra pounds. The teahouses are nice and comfortable. Beware of using some of the blankets, for the reason they do not get washed everyday. Bringing an antifungal such as lamisil is helpful just in case you break out with some sort of rash. Three meals a day will range in price from about $15 give or take. You will also find junk food such as coke, Pringles, and mars bars for sell at almost all the teahouses. My suggestion is to pay attention to the expiration dates. The last thing you want is to be sick on a mountain with stomach aches. A hot shower if not a bucket of water cost about a dollar or two. Bring baby wipes to help keep these costs down. WiFi is available in some spots and often cost a few dollars for an hour or two depending if it is available at the time. Everest has very little American toilets that work, be prepare to use a hole in the ground. Don’t forget to bring at least a roll of toilet paper. If you run out, many of the teahouse will have them for sell. Most importantly, pace yourself. You will find that you’ll climb up a mountain just to climb down and back up the same mountain. The altitude really starts to change around Namche Bazaar. Take advantage of these rest days. If you experience altitude sickness order a bowl of garlic soup. There is something for everyone on the mountain when it comes to the menu. Of all the stops, Tengboche probably offers the best views right off the bat of many of the surrounding mountains. When you arrive back in Kathmandu, look into staying at “Hotel Tibet” and of course if you want something a little nicer, the “Hyatt Regency”…although pricey. Enjoy the trip and be sure to take lots of photos. Thanks Peace Nepal Treks.See less...


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United States

9th May, 2022

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE (FEMKE) Can you imagine 13 Dutch girls going to Nepal for a holiday and a 10-day trek? Yes, it is possible! We are students at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. In our first year of studying (2006) we decided that we wanted to go on an adventurous holiday together in a different continent. To finance this plan we started with a savings-program, which made sure that everybody had enough money to join this trip. One year ago four girls starte... See mored organizing this trip and came in contact with Nir and Peace Nepal Treks. Last summer (July 2012)it was finally time to go on our adventurous 18 days trip to Nepal. To share our experience some of the girls wrote a short testimonial about their traveladventures with Peace Nepal Treks. A once in a lifetime experience (Femke) Namaste! Nepal is a country that once you visit; you definitely want to come back again. The beautiful nature and very friendly people are the main reason for this. It started with the nice welcome at arrival at the airport of Kathmandu and by doing a trekking you get to know more and more about the people and culture of Nepal. Hiking through the mountains of Nepal with 13 girls is very special! Of course it was not always easy (and we had a lot of rain!), though we all reached the finish with a big smile on our face. It was a once in a lifetime experience with 13 girls, which I will never forget. The group of Nir made our stay a great success, thank you all very much. I can’t wait to book my next flight the Nepal, to discover more beautiful sites of Never Ending Peace End Happiness!! Trip day-to-day Part I (Carien) Nir is a perfectly mannered person that can actually arrange everything for you in Nepal. He has a lot of patience since we had a lot of e-mail contact from-out our organization and were sometimes late with answering questions. We had a whole plan set up and he managed it really good. We had a very interesting guide that guided us through the city-highlights. After that we started with our trek, a big experience for all (13!) of us! All the guides of the group knew a lot about the Nepali culture and they were able to tell us a lot about that. This is something Nir encourages in both ways: He encouraged us to ask for it and encouraged his men to be open and talk about it. They provided us with a lot of care and help. They knew better than we did ourselves how everybody was doing and were there to help us. We were really amazed by that. We all managed the trekking very well. Trekking (Marlies) Trekking through the Himalaya with 13 Dutch girls: living in a country of which half is below sea level, it is hard to imagine what it is like to walk through mountain ranges with such deep valleys, steep paths and peaks as high as seven kilometres. Even though all of us were well prepared, we needed some days to get accustomed to the altitude and Nepali flat (aka not flat at all). With the guidance and helpfulness of our guides this was a great experience! They were always there to answer our questions, help us cross a waterfall or serve us some cookies at moments of need ? Thanks to them this trip turned into an unforgettable (and team-building) experience for all of us – with many already dreaming of or planning to come back one day for another Himalaya trek (of course with the guys from Peace Nepal Treks again!). Organization skills of Peace Nepal Treks (Marthe) The trek we did with 13 girls from the Netherlands was a great success, especially because it was so well organised by Peace Nepal Treks. The porters took really good care of us in carrying our backpacks, making the best dinners and telling interesting stories about the Nepally life. I still have good memories about us singing in al different kind of languages when we were walking on the hilly roads and next to deep cliffs, this really adds up a lot of fun and keeps us going also during some heavy moments. It was not all easy going. During the rain season it was quite rough sometimes, but the little peaks trough the clouds at the beautiful (!) landscape, the nice meals, the cosy chats around the fireplace and the experience as such made it al worth it. For sure I am coming back, Nepal is a wonderful and interesting country! Himalaya-Thank-You-Song (Marga) Both the Nepali and the Dutch liked to sing during the trek. Therefore, the night before the last day of the trek we sang a song to thank everybody who joined us during the trip! The song indicates some of the many events our unforgettable adventurous trip had… TRIP DAY-TO-DAY PART II (CARIEN) After the trekking our program wasn’t over because we headed to the Chitwan-park and the Namo Buddha resort. The toughest of us went Rafting in between kathamdu&chitwan, which was pretty awesome! In Chitwan we had unfortunately a lot of rain, which made it a less interesting experience in my opinion. However if you haven’t seen animals in the wild then you should definitely go. After our safari-tour in Chitwan we went to the Namo Buddha-resort, which was very luxurious and was a cherry on the cake on our adventure in Nepal. Early in the morning we went to the Namo Buddha temple and witnessed a morning ritual of the monks and also had breakfast there. It was a really cool experience and we learned a lot about the Buddhism in that way. When we headed back to Kathmandu the end of our journey lies in front of us but we had the opportunity to see some highlights of the cities around Kathmandu first. In the evening we made a party in the local Tom&Jerry bar and we made it of course a bit late (don’t tell NirJ ). After spending 18 days with my friends I said goodbye to them on their last day and stayed in Nepal for a couple more days. I was so fortunate to be able to travel with Nir to his village “ThuloPharsel” in the hills South East of Kathmandu. We went on a local bus and the road was wobbly but adventurous! I saw some great views during the journey: small villages and almost every acre is set in terraces where corn was growing and houses are built. We reached the village on the end of the day and were greeted by lots of people. Since Nir is known in the village but doesn’t comes around that often, everybody is curious for his stories and of course what he brought with him. His family’s house is very old (around 60 years old) and traditionally built against the hills. The buffaloes and goats stand next to the house and the chickens walk around. I was familiar with both neighbours as Lanam and Autar were also guides during the trek. In between the houses was a big playground for all the kids around and they were very happy with the balloons I brought. Sometimes it was difficult to communicate since I didn’t speak the language but Nir was a good help and using your hands & feet always works and can result in hilarious misunderstandings. The second day I went with Nir around in the village. I had a look around in the Shree Mahankal school project; although the children were free I met some of them who were hanging around there. After that we had to say ‘hi’ to everybody around and of course drink tea, some homebrewed beer or liquor or have something to eat (It was a bit like the following part of one of my favourite movies:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzGXADA4ZiY&feature=related). At the end of the day I saw a lot of the surroundings and met a lot of people. I really experienced how life in the village is and how peaceful people live there. In the evening I enjoyed the coolness of the night and when in bed I once woke up from the snorting of the buffalo but I slept again. In order to go back to Kathmandu, Nir decided to hit the road on foot in order to have a nice walk around and to avoid the wobbly roads. It was a beautiful day and I saw again really great views, since it was warm we were lucky that a jeep crossed us, which took us to a place where we took a taxi. It was a great experience to have a look around in the village. Thank you for this amazing trip! We wish you and Peace Nepal treks all the best. Regards,See less...


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richard_kirtley

Spain

9th May, 2022

EVEREST GORAKSHEP (5,165M) CRICKET ON APRIL 2009 A massive thanks to Nir Lama and all the Peace Nepal Treks team. Hiring you was one of the single best decisions I made during the entire planning stage of this project. It quite simply could not have happened without your skill, determination, support and professionalism. We all owe you a debt of gratitude and I could not recommend your services more highly.


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mark

United Kingdom

9th May, 2022

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK – 19 DAYS When we originally booked our trip into the Himalayas with a very highly recommended Peace Nepal Treks, we opted for the 15 day Everest Base Camp trek complete with the Lukla fly-in. However, the bad weather that prevented us from flying from Kathmandu was a definite blessing. Sitting on the airport floor I could tell that Bill, our guide, was somewhat agitated. “Boring,” he kept muttering. “Weather may be bad all week” he added.... See more We’d heard about the recent bad weather in Nepal that had played havoc with trekking and we heaved a sigh at the prospect of returning to Kathmandu airport every day for a week. Then Bill showed us the alternative: The Jiri walk-in was the route that trekkers and mountaineers used to take before the Hillary-Tenzing airstrip was built in 1964. It would take 6 or 7 extra days trekking to get to Lukla’s altitude but by then we would be fitter, stronger, more acclimatized and much less vulnerable to sickness. That was all the persuasion that we needed. My advice to any would-be trekkers who are thinking of flying to Lukla before starting the trek: DONT! From the very first day it was obvious that we’d made the right choice and for that we thank our guide, Bill. The extra 5 days from Jiri was chock full of fantastic people (both Nepali and foreigners), amazing untouched scenery & wonderful food. (The Sherpa Stew was a delight) The first few days were undoubtedly the hardest but by the time we reached Namche (3440 meters) we were fit as fiddles and proud as punch. And then there was Bill and Maila, our guide and porter. It simply wouldn’t have been the same without them. They were a breath of fresh air; honest, funny, informative, caring and utterly reliable, far from the falseness of the multi groups belonging to the corporate travel companies. Even when we were a pain in the backside (as i’m sure we often were) their patience and understanding never wavered. Maila never once complained about our stupidly overweight baggage that he had to carry, even when he was suffering from a swollen ankle. My offers to carry my own pack were always met with a dismissive wave and a huge grin. By the time we reached Namche we had learned that their advice concerning health and fitness was of the greatest importance. WE TRUSTED THEM. We followed the rules: don’t drink alcohol higher than 3000 meters, take your rest and acclimatization days drink plenty of water and go s-l-o-w-l-y…And play the occasional game of “Dumbled”. We had no need for diamox, walking sticks, thermals or the silly Lukla fly-in. We had them. Simple Simple dimple. From the first steps of Jiri to the final steps at Everest Base Camp we never had so much as a headache or a bout of dizziness and for that we must give credit to Bill & Myla. The whole of descend (5 days) made us feel very smiley with a quiet sense of accomplishment and again we must credit this to Bill and Myla. OK, much of the effort, the sweat and the aching and the despair were ours, but we couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you very much Bill, Maila and Nir for an unforgettable experience. And to anyone considering a trek in Nepal I cannot recommend Peace Nepal Treks highly enough. Guys it was amazingSee less...


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micael

United Kingdom

9th May, 2022

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK, OCTOBER 2011 We are extremely grateful for the work accomplished by Nir and his team. We were 4 friends arriving to Kathmandu and Nir directly took care of us from the airport with a warm hello. We did the trek of the Everest Base Camp. It was an amazing experience that we lived with our guide Bil that became our friend. On the way we’ve seen some magic landscapes and we’ve met some very nice people from the country but also lot foreigners trekking like ... See moreus. We had some very nice moments sharing our experience of Nepal with these people from completely different origin. To be surrounded by these monsters that are the huge mountains of the Himalaya is a great experience. Even if it became a bit hard to breathe in the end especially because we are not at all experienced in this kind of things, we really enjoyed this trek. And finally I would say that this is part of the trip: “no pain no game” ? we finally had to shorten the trip (quicker way back to Lukla and Kathmandu, and earlier flight to Switzerland) because of a death that happened in my family at home. Nir managed extremely well all the administrative things related to that. And Bil and Nir behaved like real friends in this difficult moment of my life. Because of all these points, I strongly recommend Peace Nepal Trek for your trip in Nepal. We kept in contact with Nir and BilSee less...


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