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Everest Base Camp Luxury Trip-9 days

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The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs !

The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs ! Ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of g...

This is a luxury travel prepared for your comfort trekking in lower valley in Everest Region to explore the world highest mountain areas, Sherpa peoples, their culture and traditions. 

Trekking from Lukla to Namche and exploring the Khumbu valleys are just incredible with landscaes, nature and cultural visits. However, highlight of this trip will be flying by Helicopter from Namche to base of Kalapathar or Everest Base Camp is great experience as it lands at base of world greatest Himalayas and provide you excellent oppertunity to photography of Mt. Everest (8848m) & World Highest Himalayan panorama. You will be landing in Kalapathar or Everest Base Camp( Depends on the weather, we will choose to land at one place, and helicopter will be tehre for max. of 15 minutes), then fly back down to Lukla. From Lukla, we will have regular plane flight back to Kathmandu.

Customize Your Own Trek
This trip itienrary is a guideline to you to this trip suggested, but you could always customize it to your requirement. Please kindly advise us your interest, timeline and budget, and we will be very happy to customize this trip to your requirement suggested. 

For additional questions or queries you have, feel very free to contact us at

Note: On this trip, our flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu will be by regular Plane, and Helicopter Flight will only be from Namche to Everest Base Camp/ Kalapathar and return back to Lukla.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1350m)- (Welcome Dinner Included)
Day 02: Day Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley- (Breakfast Included)
Day 03: Kathmandu- Lukla Flight (Plane) & Trek to Phakding (2652m)- 3 to 4 hours walking- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)- 5 to 6 hours walking- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)
Day 05: Day Exploration in Namche- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)
Day 06: Morning flight to Kalapathar by Helicipter. Photography of Mt. Everest, and return flight to Lukla- (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)
Day 07: Lukla- Kathmandu Flight- (Breakfast Included)
Day 08: Leisure Day in Kathmandu- (Breakfast & Farewell Dinner Included)
Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu- (Breakfast Included)

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while traveling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary. 

Information about Lukla Flight:

As flight Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu is over to the trans Himalayan and it mostly depends on the weather conditions of the everyday and the visibility, it is likely to have your flight delayed or cancelled from/to lukla (rarely but it could happen) so it is recommended keeping some extra days at the end of your trek, this will ensure that there is no impact on your upcoming flight/departure/travel plan even if the trip delays due to Lukla flights. If everything runs as smoothly as per our planed; you may use your free day/s for other day activities like city sightseeing, day white water rafting, Bunjee or a safari as per your interest or simply relax at your hotel.


Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806. Alternatively, please contact us via our email-

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)
Welcome to the Land of Himalayas! On arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Advanced Adventures officer will pick up you, then trasnfer to your hotel. Time for refreshment and relax.

In evening, we meet again for trip briefing/ discussion, group introduction and introduce your guide team to your trip. In Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 02: Half-Day Guided Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Today, you will have guided tour of great cultural and historical highlight of Kathmandu Valley. Visit includes to Swayambhunath Stupa (Also known as money temple- Buddhist shrine), Pashupathnath Temple (Biggest Hindu Temple with dead body cremation in riverside) & Boudhanath Stupa (Biggest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu). Free evening for relax or last minute shopping etc. O/N at Kathmandu. 

Day 03: Kathmandu- Lukla Flight (Trans Himalayan Flight) & Trek to Phakding- (2652m/8698ft)- 3 to 4 hours walking
We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla (35 min flight) and meet our other assistance trekking crew there and start our trek. (Flight to Lukla itself is amazing, very interesting and full of excitement while landing to this little mountain airstrip.)

After a short break of tea and coffee (Guide would load the baggage to the porter at the same time)-{Enjoy taking a great picture of flight landing and taking off.}, then, you will take an easy walk passing through local Sherpa villages, crossing through the several suspension bridges, the trail mostly follow the river bank of Dudhkoshi River till reaching to Phakding where we will have our first overnight stay in mountain. 

Today is a wonderful walking at full of natural surroundings, passing through many local Sherpa villages, crossing through the Buddhist monasteries, several up hills and down hills and involves of crossing a several suspension bridges.

As this day hike is mostly about 3 to 4 hours only, which is relatively short then others days of walking thus you would also have time to relax and little acclimatize at Phakding itself. Simply relax or visit to the local Sherpa village surroundings of Phakding. O/N at Mt. Lodge at Phakding

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar- (3440m/11283ft)- 5 to 6 hours walking
Morning breakfast at Lodge at Phakding then start walking for a slightly longer day to Namche. At first, the trail crosses Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge, then walking through beautiful pine forest. After about 2 hours of leisurely walk, we will reach to Monjo and soon thereafter, we will be at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, where we will check our permit (make permit), then short descent to the Dudh Kosi River again passing lots of Mani stones and in scripts and shortly reach to Jorsale, the last stop before heading up hill to Namche. Since no teahouse is available from Jorsale to Namche portion, we will have to have our lunch here.

From Jorsale, across the river again with long suspension bridge, then short walking through the riverbank brings you to another deep suspension bridge, which is known as a HILLARY SUNSPENSION BRIDGE. Crossing this bridge connects you to the big hill, which required a tough walk (almost 2 to 3 hours) all the way up to Namche Bazaar. 

Little more than half walking to this hill, there is a rest point which gives you a first glimpse of Mt. Everest (8848m/29021ft), it is just amazing. Namche Bazaar; the gate way to Mt. Everest and is the main trading centre of this region. O/N at Namche at Mt. Lodge

Day 05: Namche Bazaar- Day Rest & Exploration (3440m/11283ft) 
Today, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar, resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m/11,283ft). The best acclimatization hike we could recommend for this day is to Everest View point Hotel (3880m/12,726ft), which is approx. of 2 hours uphill, the great view of Mt. Everest and Khumbu Himalayan panorama.

Afternoon, you may just explore Namche, visit its Sherpa museum- a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and if this happens to be Saturday, you would have a wonderful local market Hatt market at Namche it is interesting and a wonderful experience about how the locals do exchange their goods or buying their requires stuff for the market itself. 

Namche itself is a prosperous town, tourist-shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. O/N at Namche at Mt. lodge.

Day 06: Namche- Everest Base Camp (5364m/17593ft) Or Kalapathar (5545m/18188ft) by Helicopter Flight & return flight to Lukla ( 2800m/9184ft)
This morning, after breakfast, you will be picked up from Helicopter from helipad from Namche, then fly over to Everest Base Camp/ Kalapathar Base side. This flight is incredible as it will gives you closed up views of great Himalayas, landscapes, and Himalayan Valleys. You will have great oppertunity for Videos and Photography. 

Depending on the weather condition, Helicopter will either land at Everest Base Camp or at Kalapathar for minimum of 15 minute. Here, you will have oppertunity to see the great Mt. Everest ( 8848m/290021ft) in front of you, and world highest Himalayan Panorama. After short visit, you will then fly back to Lukla by Helicopter. Free afternoon in Lukla to explore Lukla Valley, and Local Markets. O/N at Lukla.

Day 07: Lukla- Kathmandu Flight (30 minute flight)
This morning after breakfast at Lodge you will have plane flight back to Kathmandu. As Lukla flight is weather depended flight, delays on the flight is expected even if our flight will be booked for morning. 

Today, you will almsot have full day in Kathmandu. Your personal time for leisure or shopping etc. O/N at Kathmandu. 

Day 08: Day Leisure in Kathmandu
It is your free day in Kathmandu. You could visit some highlight of Patan and Bhaktapur Valley or time for personal shopping etc. In evening, we meet again, take a feedback of your trip with us, and host farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurant in town. O/N at Kathmandu 

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu
Today, your trip ends with us. You will have morning breakfast at hotel, then free onward. If you departing this day back home, we will transfer you to airport (You should reach airport 2 hours and 30 min before the flight departs), and our services ends. 

End of our trip!

Price: US $2690 per person

What is Included?

  • Airport picks up/ Departure transfer in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • 04 Nights Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at Apsara Boutique Hotel on MAP Plan
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in main down town.
  • Day Guided Tour of Kathmandu Valley with English speaking tour guide, all the cost of sightseeing entrance fees and monuments
  • Everest Trekking Permit (Sagarmatha National Park permits),  Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight by plane, airport tax and transfer
  • Namche- Everest Base Camp Or Kalapathar & return to Lukla by Helicopter flight- Helicopter will land in one of this place for 10-15 min for photography
  • Trekking in Everest Region (Lukla to Namche Trek) on full board of meals plan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Coffee, Seasonal fruits)
  • Best available Mt. Lodge accommodation while on trekking (Mt. Lodges with attached bathrooms, Hot shower running, comfort beds and nice places)
  • One Advanced Adventures Trekking Leader (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance Leader/s as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Cost of Sherpa Porters- One porter for each two member in a group-AA provide clothing and travel insurance to its porters
  • AA Duffle Bag and T- shirt, Trekking Map, Adventure Certificate
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (on Request) - Rated to -15 Degree Celsius.
  • Group Medicine Kit Box (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable

What is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu from your Home country
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal nature expenses while on trek, such as cost of beverages, mineral water, beer etc. while on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Travel insurance (Must include Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Assistance Guide/s and Sherpa Porters
  • Any extending trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Nepal Visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal Visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. 

You should have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees should be paid in USD cash & passport must be valid at least for 6 months at the starting of the trip. 

Tourist Visa Fees:
Multiple entry                       15 Days                   - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry                       30 Days                   - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry                       90 Days                   - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453- Download visa form-: 

Because these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you be accompanied with the very experienced and qualified leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov., certify from Nepal Tourism Board.

At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags. 

While staying in Kathmandu, you will have deluxe accommodation at Apsara Boutique Hotel, which is Nepalese Style of Boutique Hotel with all the modern facilities, which comfort your stay in Kathmandu. 

While on trek, your accommodation will be staying in nice and comfort Mt. Lodge (Attached Bathroom, Hot shower, comfortable beds and clean room). 
In Kathmandu, Breakfast and Dinner will be provided but while on trek, full board of meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) is provided from Mt. Lodges. You will have choice of choosing meals and have great variety of meals on this trip.  You could easily get excellent choice of foods on trek.

It is always important that you plan this trip at one of the best month possible to have great trip experience, thus you should be planning this at best weather condition days. Here we have recommendation seasons/ months for this trip. 

SPRING- (March, April, May)
March to May has best weather conditions, excellent visibility so this is the best time to trek in Everest region. In addition, spring is flowering season in forest in Nepal so the trek would even get more colorful. You will be walking in Rhododendron forested hill, which has incredible blossom to cheer your trekking. In addition, Everest Expedition season is at this time so you will also see climbers in trail, and in base camp preparing for their final summit to Mt. Everest. 

AUTUMN- (September, October, November) 
Sep to Nov is another best season to plan this trip. Like spring, it has best weather conditions, excellent visibility, and blue skies. You will have great time trekking in Everest at this month. Temperature will be pleasant till to early Nov, but late Nov will be slightly cold as it gets into winter season then. 

WINTER MONTHS- (December, January and February)
Early Dec is still a perfect time to trek in Everest as weather and visibility will stay best, but it will be colder days due to starting of winter months in Nepal so if you wish to trek in Dec, you should prepare with ward clothing. 

January & February are winter month in Nepal and it gets cold, and often snow in mountain over 3000m from sea level so we do not have much peoples trekking at these months. But if you could tolerate cold, you could still come to plan lower valley trek with us.

SUMMER/ MONSOON (End of June, July & August)
These months often have rain, so weather is always changing and visibility will always an issue so it is not a typical time to plan trekking in Everest region. In addition, flight to Lukla gets cancelled for several days at these months due to bad weather conditions so we do not recommend you to plan this trek at these months. However, we could have some great weeks that have perfect weather even in these months so if you could only trek in Everest at these months, and then you could still come to try your luck on weather to trek in Everest region.

The weather conditions in the mountains are notoriously difficult to predict. During the day it can be nice and warm and the nights are generally always cooler.  The weather you will experience on this Everest Base Camp Trek is extreme and rather unpredictable so it is best to be prepared for all eventualities. Temperature during the trek to Everest Base Camp, trekking up to 3500m, the expected temperature during a day is from 5 to 15 Degrees Celsius during Spring Months and 4 to 10 Degrees Celsius during the Autumn Months. The nights can fall into 0 to -2. 

Temperature above 4500m, the expected temperature during the day is from 0 to 5 Degrees Celsius at Spring Months and 0 to 4 Degrees Celsius at Autumn Months. The night temperature can fall into 0 to minus 6 to 8 Degrees Celsius at Spring Months, and temperature can fall into 0 to minus 8 to 10 Degrees Celsius at Autumn Months.

However, above given chats of temperature are the expected but temperature can be different as per the everyday weather conditions of the mountain so it is unpredictable. Expect the unexpected!


There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at altitude. Being in very good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude caused medical problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness. 

This itinerary was designed with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas. Staying well hydrated and getting plenty of rest may help.  The maximum elevation of this trek will be reached at Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,545m/ 18,192ft and the Everest Base Camp at 5,357m/ 17,575ft above sea level. However, since it takes at least 10 days to reach this altitude, it is not considered a high-risk zone for AMS. 

We have specially designed our trek itinerary with keeping maximum acclimatization days into the itinerary to make you acclimatize but ultimately your response at altitude is due to genetic factors. 

Trekking above from 4000m, walking will be more difficult because of the drop in oxygen levels and the humidity. At these heights there is around 30%- 40% less oxygen than at sea level, so your body needs time to adapt these conditions and it is absolutely essential to have sufficient time for acclimatization. That's why; in this given itinerary all of these factors have been taken into consideration while design this itinerary to minimize the risk of AMS.

This trip requires walking on altitude above 3000m-3500m from sea level for the duration of 4 to 5 days. So it is very essential that you should be preparing for this trek before reaching to join us at our trek date at Kathmandu.
The best preparation you can do is to hike, even if it is under gym conditions. Running will help your stamina but does not fully prepare your muscles for a strenuous hike. 
Go for walks. It is advisable to go for frequent walks, which should include some uphill and downhill sections if possible in your surroundings. Take your daypack with you with at least a weight of three kilograms or more. This will simulate the conditions you will encounter while on your trekking with us. 
Join a gymnasium. Ask your gym instructor to work out a fitness program that consists of progressive resistance exercises. An experienced instructor will be able to tailor a safe exercise regime based on your age, condition and strength. Work with a schedule that progress to higher resistance or weights as you develop your fitness.

You must obtain personal travel insurance to join us for our Himalayan trips. You must be having a travel insurance, which must cover helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses.  And it is suggested that you buy your insurance policy from you homeland country before travelling, as it is difficult buying local travel insurance policy at Nepal.

Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling. 

Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal. 

Advanced Adventures is committed to Responsible Travel and true sustainability. It was a commitment formed when the company was established, and today, in the face of a multitude of threats to the environment, our commitment is stronger than ever. 

We aim to ensure that our destinations retain their natural character and cultural diversity for future generations as it is. This vision can only be achieved with the support of all of our travelers and our team effort. We encourage our customers to be sensitive when it comes to photography and dress code, urging travelers to respect difference, privacy, and modesty.  

We also consider the effects of tourism on our destinations and promote responsible travel on our trips. We care for the proper wages and proper working conditions for our porters and mountain guides who work with us for our entire trips.

In addition, Advanced Adventures do run social project collaborating with Non Profitable Organization, Pioneer Foundation Nepal-

Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us. 

Once your trip-booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Deposit payment of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.

Kim Rana

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Born and raised in Gorkha, Kim Rana came into the tourism sector through his cousin Hom Rana. He started as a porter and fondly remembers his first every trip. He carried 45 kg weight all the way from Jomsom to the Annapurna Base camp as a porter for a group of 14 Hungarian trekkers.

The content faces of the trekkers after long and adventurous trek motivates him to become an even better guide. His first trip as a full time guide was a 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek from Lukla with a group of Australian tourists.

Kim lives with his spouse with whom he has a son and daughter together. He has a metal workshop and works there when he is not trekking. He learned his trade as an apprentice under a friend who was a good metal worker.

Kim does not know how he has a seemingly Korean name. He asked his priest who gave him the name; he even doesn't have an answer. Kim speaks some Korean too. Once, a group of four Koreans started talking to him in Korean language. He knows some Korean too and started conversing to them. They ended up thinking he was a Korean too.

Lok Bhatta

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Mr. Lok Bhatta is one of our best and professional guide in the company. He has been guiding with us from last 12 years. He have trekked over to our major trekking region of- Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Mustang Region, Manalsu Region, Langtang Region etc. He is loyal, dedicated, honest and quiet person, but do guides his groups most carefully and ensure professional and personalized services.

He is licensed from Nepal Gov, Department of Tourism as professioanl trekking guide in Nepal. He loves meeting new peoples and guiding them to our Himalayas! 


Nir Kumar Tamang

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Nir Kumar Tamang was born in Solukhumbu in a poor family. He did not opportunities to get proper education and has to resort to manual labor from a small age to address the needs of this family.

His entry into the trekking sector was as a porter who would carry cooking stoves to trekkers' camp sites. Later he was promoted to a kitchen helper which required him to wake up the earliest of all and sleep at last.

Because of this lack of schooling, he had to work extra hard to improve his English skills. He did so by buying books and attending English lessons. His first trekking experience as a guide was the 12 days' Everest Base Camp trek. While on trek, he was asked by his guests about the garbage in the trails of Lobuche. He never forgets that one question and does everything from his side to keep trails clean.

He believes that the mountains of Nepal are extraordinary. He loves trekking the Annapurna and Everest for their sheer beauty and emotional connection. Nir Kumar loves singing and dancing. He can play the traditional musical instruments flute and madal.

Prem Jirel

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Prem Jirel was born in the beautiful village of Jiri, also known as the Switzerland of Nepal. He worked as porter and used to join trek groups from Lukla. After doing porter job for two years, he now works as a full time guide.

He got opportunities to mix up with guests and polish his English language skills as a porter. He likes learning languages from his guests and can communicate in Russian. Prem believes that tourists continue to come to Nepal because of its mountains which are like nowhere else in the world.

He lives with his family in Kathmandu. During off seasons, he goes to his village and helps his parents in agriculture. Prem has a fascination towards German language and wants to learn the language in the future.


Rating :


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The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs !

The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs !

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of going to Mt Everest.  I wanted to use a Nepal based tour group for my visit and found Advanced Adventures via Google.  I found Chet had an excellent grasp on English and he was really easy to deal with.  So my husband and I made our booking and started to train…  I have to admit I was nervous about someone actually being there at the airport when we arrived in Kathmandu, rather than some rogue website!  But all went to plan and we were greeted at the airport by our Guide and shortly thereafter met Chet Bhatta.

From the moment we were picked up at the airport, everything ran really smoothly and any last minute questions or concerns we had were quickly put at ease.  We flew in on time to Lukla airport and started the great walk.  The trek itself was amazing and we really enjoyed the challenge of the mountain climbs.  We made sure we did as much training as we could fit in before we left and it paid off.  Our guide was Eaklal and our Sherpa was Suresh.  They were excellent to deal with and we very well looked after.  Most days Suresh would beat us to the next teahouse and for the whole trip we never waited for than 5 minutes for our bags to arrive.  Eaklal spoke English really well and they were both more than happy to spend some free time playing some awesome Nepal card games that they taught us.

We mostly struggled with the cold.  We come from sunny Qld so the temperatures as low as -20 were a bit of a shell shock.  Although we knew how cold it could be, we thought that the teahouses would have fireplaces burning part of the day and night…  This is not the case.  Rather, most had ‘pot bellied stoves’ that we saw would only be fired up mostly between 5pm and 9pm.  This is due to the limited amount of fuel ie yak dung.  So it was hard to get warm once you stopped walking for the day.  But the amazing people, food and scenery far outweighed and concern about being cold.

The teahouses were pleasant and the food was actually really good.  It was such a good feeling to get to base camp – a big tick off the bucket list!

We had amazing weather walking up to base camp but some cloudy/foggy weather for part of the trip down.  We were lucky enough to hitch a ride back to Kathmandu via a helicopter – this was truly breathtaking flying over the Himalayas in a helicopter.  And this did not cost us an extra cent.  I am confident this only happened because of the good relationships and reputation that Advanced Adventures have.

We will certainly be recommending to our friends to make this amazing trip and to use Advanced Adventures.
A big thank you from Kelly and Denver Parker.
Mr. & Mrs. Denver & Kelly Parker

PO Box 706 Mackay QLD 4740 Australia
EBC Trek- March/April, 2014

Price US $2690

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Activities Sightseeing & Tours, Trekking & Helicopter Flight
Meals Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full Board in Trek
Difficulty Easy Trip
Room Hotel in Kathmandu & Mr. Lodge on Trek
Max Elevation 5364m @ Base Camp
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