- Explore the Namche Bazaar encircled with massive mountains and comprises a fascinating monastery, colorful market with shops selling essential trekking gears and souvenirs, bakeries serving freshly baked bread and cakes.
- Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), the heart of the world highest Mount Everest with spectacular views of Khumbu ice falls, remorseless fields of a moraine, ice, glaciers and panoramic massive mountain that encircled you.
- Climb to the rocky Kalapathar hilltop, with views of Everest at close distance and standing on the highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m high.
- The meandering landscape of the park is the domain of numerous endangered species of animals as well, like the Snow-Leopard, and the Musk Deer among a myriad of many other creatures i.e Himalayan Tahr, pheasant, Tibetan snow cock, yak.
- Explore the fascinating Sherpa village, legendary culture and tradition in close proximity. Sherpa people are recognized globally for their mountaineering skills.
Everest base camp trek is the adventure of a lifetime for those whose dreams soar higher than even the clouds. The trek to Everest Base Camp is an amazing and challenging experience.
The sense of inspiration comes out to be large to embrace as one stands under the shadow of the world’s highest mountain, encircled by snow and immense openness under the flawless sky. You’ll drench your spirit in natural exquisiteness and extend your personal endurance beyond what you believed possible.
Everest base camp is an ideal option to trek with family, solo or in school groups. Nepal Sanctuary Treks design the itinerary that allow trekkers for the proper time to acclimatize and with utmost safety. Let’s embark on a family, solo or group experience to make memorable by trekking in the spectacular Everest region
The trail starts in primeval Kathmandu, where you will explore the city at your leisure. Your trek to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m to the foothills of the world’s highest peak will take you over suspension bridges traversing chasms of thin air, through unseen Buddhist monasteries and into the heart of the cordial, Sherpa culture and hospitality who enhance a touch of exoticness to the trekking journey. The trek allows you to immerse in the culture of Khumbu region and relish solitude with the mountains.
You will fall in love with those vibrant towns of Namche Bazaar where the entire town encircled with massive mountain and offer splendid vistas at different hours of the day. The golden Mountain backdrop at the sunset was enough to revitalize after a long exhausting trek.
The trek brings you through heavenly landscapes of yaks grazing in the pastureland and stone huts of migrants. Along the trail, you will see several remarkable mani walls, chortens and prayer flags against the sky and the blue sacred lakes.
The blanketed forest of birch and bamboo trees provide a serene nature to trek through. Also, the beautiful backdrop of Silver Mountain makes a wonderful journey that enhances more worth to the final destination of the base camp.
The route is heavenly as you reach closer to the panorama of the highest peaks in the world. Khumbu glacier started appearing to make the views more attractive. After an overwhelming time at EBC, we ascent to rocky Kalapathar to view Everest and several other massive white peaks at closer proximity and standing on the highest point of the adventure at 5,545m elevation.
Along the trail, you will get break easily at night in cozy, local tea houses with our experienced, guides and porters to ensure the safest, most enjoyable, most unforgettable experience.
Note: Below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for the general idea only.
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- Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, our representative will be awaiting you to welcome with Nepal Sanctuary Treks placard. You will be then escorted and transfer to hotel. Further details and short preliminary briefing will be provided after transferring to the hotel. Stay overnight in Hotel.
- Arrival at charming and exotic city engrossed with ancient temples and tradition. Fused with lively markets and the bustle of spice sellers and merchants.
- Day 02: Optional Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and popularly known as “City of temples”. After having hearty breakfast, we will explore a vibrant and culturally rich Kathmandu valley. A guided cultural tour will be conducted inside the valley.
We will start off visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, the traditional heart of Kathmandu and an architecturally extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards, and shrines. You are then taken to Swayambhunath (monkey temple) which is the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center faith of Hinduism and Buddhism. Its lofty white dome and dazzling golden spire are visible from far and wide. Upon arriving at the top, you can hear the Buddhist songs “om mani paddle hum” resound everywhere. The candles and aromatic fragrance of incense that burns constantly create a serene vibe, and we can turn the enormous prayer wheels which encircle the stupa.
Next, is Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world as well as the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will observe the monk chant in the prayer hall while people lighting butter lamps and reciting mantras.
Further, we visit Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the bank of Bagmati River. You can see elaborately dressed holy men meditating outside the temple and pilgrims placing offerings at the shrines. You can also observe people performing a religious ritual and funeral pyres burn at open-air cremation.
After visiting fascinating cultural heritage sites, you will transfer back to the Hotel. The evening can either be spent strolling the marketplaces in Kathmandu or resting at the hotel.
Visit Heritage sites i.e. Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath
- Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft), –Phakding (2,610m/8,562ft) 4 – 5hrs hike
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your 35 mins. Spectacular scenic flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. Lukla is Nepal’s busiest domestic airport and, for trekker’s intent on seeing Mt. Everest, flying here is an essential part of the adventure.
During the flight, you get to see the world’s soaring mountains including Cho Oyu (8,153m), Lhotse (8,516m), Gauri Shankar (7,145m), Menlungtse (7,181m).
After an exhilarating landing at Lukla, you will meet the trekking crew and set off hike to Phakding. We follow the ridge on the bank of milky Dudh Koshi River to the village of Phakding. Dudh Kosi, or Milk River, named for its chalky color that emerges from all the glaciers up above. You will follow this river the rest of the day, passing through picturesque hamlets filled with tea houses, suspension bridges, and shops, carved mani stones, prayer wheels, and packed animals.
After passing through the small villages like Chaurikharka and Ghat we arrive at the Phadking which is located right next to the Dudh Kosi River.
- Trek through the milky river (Dudhkoshi), originate from Everest Base camp Scenic flight by twin-otter plane to Lukla airport at the altitude of 2,840m.
- You can see the string of vibrant prayer flags wave in the wind as we pass along the trail. Prayer flags add a touching and spiritual element to the trails. It is said that the wind carries prayers and blows prayer flags to spread peace, strength, wisdom, and compassion
- Along the way, you can see several gompas, Tibetan scriptures carved into stone blocks along the trail.
- The snow-capped mountain like Kusumkang, Kongde offers a spectacular backdrop to the small town of Lukla.
- Traverse swing suspension bridge.
- Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3,445m/11,302ft); 6-7 hrs hike
Leaving Phakding behind, we will start today’s trek by climbing up to the traditional town of Namche Bazar which is also known as ‘gateway to Everest ‘and a town of Sherpa ethnicity. Nestled in the Himalayas, Namche is considered as a centuries-old trading center between Nepal and Tibet.
After a hearty breakfast, we set out our trek following the trail continues north up the glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi River and through zigzag ascent through a forest of pine trees. Further, the trail is dominated by rolling terrain, traditional houses, and cultivated fields. We also cross suspension bridges by following crystal blue white water river Dudh Koshi.
About halfway up the hill, you can see the first glimpse of Mount Everest and Lhotse A few hours of walking will lead you to the Sherpa capital village of Namche Bazaar crossing path surrounded by pines.
Namche is the largest town in the Khumbu region, surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Dudh Koshi. It is a beautiful mountain village with plenty of teahouses, restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops, and even mountain climbing equipment can be purchased here.
In addition, you can see yaks roaming around the streets with magical sounds of their bells. You can enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Lhotse from the top of the hillside town.
- First glimpse of Mount Everest and Lhotse
- Stay at Namche Bazaar, a vibrant, diverse, historical, and vibrant stopping point on the journey.
- The crossing of 4 high suspension bridges which is exhilarating when it’s windy.
- You can see yaks roam on the streets of Namche
- Scenic beauty, deep canyon, and sky-high cliffs at the backdrop are phenomenal.
- Day 05: Day hike to Thame village (3,750m/12,300ft) - 7 to 8 hrs hike
Namche is an ideal place for acclimatization. The places of interest around Namche are remarkable and beautiful. After breakfast, we start to hike to Thame. Turning away from the main Everest trail we head out past Namche’s gompa to join a high alpine trail contouring Nepali flat style along and gently up through pine forest and meadows to the village of Thame.
From here it’s another couple of hours to reach Thame village. In the afternoon we retrace back to Namche for overnight.
Thame is the home to numerous famous Sherpa mountaineers, including Apa Sherpa, who holds the world record for summiting Everest 21 times. It was also a childhood home of Tenzing Norgay, who was with Sir Edmund Hillary.
It is also where the famous Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Lawudo Lama, head of the FPMT, was born. The Thame monastery is one of the oldest in the Khumbu region and is well known for the yearly Mani Rimdu festival.
Visit ancient monastery and view of the mountain like Tashi Lapcha Pass
You can see Mani walls and various kinds of animals and birds such as yak, mountain goat, blue sheep and pheasant on the way.
You are more than likely to see Griffin vultures
- Day 06: Namche - Khumjung (3,790m/12,430ft)- 4 hrs hike
Today we will do a short and soothing hike to Khumjung Village which is also known as “Valley inside the Clouds”, located at the foot of the sacred mountain Khumbiyela. We begin our trek through steep ascent for one hour to the Shyangboche airstrip.
After that, we continue on to the Everest View Hotel where you can see magnificent views of Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku up to Khumjung. After lunch, we visit Khumjung Monastery with a big statue of the Guru Rinpoche. We also explore the school Sir Edmund Hillary established in Khumjung.
Next, we walk slightly uphill to Khunde through potato fields and visit Khunde Hospital then hiked up to the Khunde Monastery. The Khunde Monastery is quite small compared to the Khumjung Monastery. However, you can enjoy the spectacular backdrops of Khunde Khumjung and Khumbiyela Mountain from here. Stay overnight at teahouse of Khumjung.
- Enjoy the superb views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam Thamserku, and Khumbiyela Mountain
- Visit Khumjung and Khunde Monastery
- Explore Sir Edmund Hillary School and hospital
- Observe a lot of people working in the fields. For example, potatoes are harvested during the main trekking season in October.
- All the houses in this village were built with a green rooftop except the Buddhist Monastery with a red roof.
- Day 07: Khumjung – Phortse Village (3,810m/12,500ft)- 5 hrs hike
After breakfast, we start our walk with superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku on the way to Phortse. The trail with a few ups and downs overlooking amazing views of the great Himalaya along the way. You may spot pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar.
The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. and the path eventually reaches Sanasa, Further, the steep walk takes us to the Mong La pass (3,975m /13,041 ft.) with spectacular views of Ama Dablam and Khumbila mountains. We stop for lunch at Mong La Pass.
After lunch, we descend to Phortse Tanga River and traverse the small bridge. After that, we trek up through the rhododendron forest. Finally, we arrive at the very traditional Sherpa village of Phortse where you may encounter with mountain goats or Lophophorus, the national bird of Nepal. We stay overnight in Phortse.
- Amazing walk to the ridge of Mong-La with magnificent mountain backdrops.
- You are likely to see pheasant, musk deer and hers of the Himalayan Thar.
- Enjoy the spectacular views of Phortse, Cholatse, and Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Katanga among other
- Day 08: Phortse village – Dingboche (4,350m/14,304ft) 5 – 6 hrs hike
Leaving Phortse behind, we take the high trail considered to be one of the most beautiful trails with an outstanding view of an enormous mountain and deep valley. Walking in dry hill along the rock-strewn trail we gradually slide up crossing through the typical Sherpa villages like Pangboche with its ancient monastery constructed around a rock where a legendary lama once meditated, the dim interior is filled with ancient sculptures, crumbling remains, wrathful idols behind sealed doors, and the exaggerated appearances of carved masks used in ritual summer dances.
We then carried on towards Shomare, at 4,120m, which would be our lunch stop. On the way, we might spot the musk deer, mountain goats, and different birds. All this day we are treated with magnificent views of the Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and the world-class Mount Everest.
We continue up to the glacial valley to Dingboche passing some of Khumbu’s beautifully carved prayer stones. It takes around 3 hours to reach Dingboche from Somare. Entering the outskirts of Dingboche we are welcomed by the Buddhist Stupa. Dingboche is situated at the foot of soaring Amadablam Mountain and myriad other mountains which are hidden from Namche views.
- You might see the musk deer, mountain goats and varied range of birds
- Visit 600-year-old monastery at Pangboche.
- Vistas of innumerable other snow-capped peaks which are hidden from Namche view.looks amazingly skyline which was beyond the expectation
- You can see countless mani stones (carved with the Tibetan Buddhist mantra om mani padme hum)
- Observe lots of yak and make grazing over a slope of the cliff.
- Day 09: Acclimatization and hike day at Dingboche
The Everest Base Camp Trek has now gained the altitude above (4,000m/13,123 ft.). Therefore, today we have one more acclimatization day. We wake up the early morning blue sky with scattered clouds and soaring mountains. A morning excursion for acclimatization will be conducted after breakfast.
Hike to the Nagerjun Hill (5,050m/16,568ft) would be a great option to spend time at Dingboche. Nagerjun nestled above Dingboche on a hill at the edges of the Chukkung valley. Hiking for 3-4 hours will take you to Nagerjun hill where you can enjoy the panoramic vistas of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Kangtega (6685m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), and the Ama Dablam (6856m). Alternatively, you can also embark in for a couple of hours hike towards Chukkung, a way to Island peak and superb views of Amadablam, Makalu and accompanying Himalayas.
We will return to Dingboche for lunch. You would basically have free time for rest and relax. Stay overnight in Dingboche.
- Spectacular view of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Kangtega (6685m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), and the Ama Dablam (6856m) from Nagerjun Hill
- Marvelous view of the Pheriche Valley from Nagerjun.
- Hike towards Chukkung to witness the marvelous vistas of massive Himalayas.
- Day 10: Dingboche– Lobuche (4,910m/16,105ft) 5 – 6hrs hike
After having early breakfast, we start trekking uphill gradually along a plateau of yak herder shelters. The trail offers superb views of mountains like Everest, Cholatse, Lobuche, and Pumari spread out before us in a contrasting and spectacular landscape.
After two and half hours gradual walk, we will reach to Thugla nestled below the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We stop for lunch at Thugla. From Thugla, the trail goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before turning left just past the climber and Sherpa memorial. The memorial park is for all of the people that had lost their lives climbing Everest, some with inscriptions detailing their accomplishments, and others no more than a simple pile of rocks.
After we past the memorial, we climb into yet another type of terrain. We were now away from the tree line area and into glacial moraine. We caught our first sight of Kala Patthar. The trail now descends slowly and flows to the western side until we reach to the valley of Lobuche. Stay overnight in teahouse of Lobuche.
- Spectacular view of snow-capped mountains like Everest, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumari and several other peaks
- Past Sherpa memorial park at the top of Thugla pass
- The views of mountain peaks like Khumbutse, the Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and the Pumori from the moraine are marvelous.
- Day 11: Lobuche – Gorak Shep (5,288m/17,349ft) 3hrs – Everest base camp (5,360m/17,585ft) 4–5 hrs hike
Today is the main day as we summit Everest Base Camp (EBC). After breakfast, we prepare ourselves and walk along the rocky terrain alongside the Khumbu glacier to EBC. Leaving Lobuche, the trail to Gorak Shep is extraordinary through the rocky moraine undulating trail. After a light lunch at GorakSep, we continue to walk to Everest base camp. We trek across the rocks towards the several colorful prayer flags that mark the spot. Celebrations and screams fill the air as we reach the spot that marks where base camp is. Once you step at base camp you will be encircled with massive snowcapped mountains. Spectacular views of the notorious Khumbu icefall revealed in close proximity.
After spending remarkable time in the base camp we then descend back to GorakSep for overnight.
The sight of the Khumbu Icefall and the view of the Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains are look heavenly.
- Day 12: Gorak Sep – Kalapathar (5,545m/18,192ft) 3hrs hike – Pheriche (4,240m/13,901ft) - 5hrs hike
In the early morning, you will set off for Kala Patthar, the big hill located next to Gorak Shep. ‘Kala’ means black and ‘pathar’ rock, together with being ‘Kalapathar’ or Black rock. The hike to the summit of Kala Patthar, altitude 5,545 meters / 18,192 feet is tough but well rewarded. Kalapathar is a popular vantage point for panoramic vistas of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhostse, Pumori, and several other peaks. Like sunrise and sunset, the views are more vibrant. Kalapattar is one of the prime highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek.
After soaking up the captivating views from Kala Patthar, you will begin descending back down to Gorakshep where we stop for the breakfast. After breakfast, we continue to trek down to Periche.
- Magnificent views of Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, and the entire Khumbu Glacier
- Beautiful sunrise view from Kalapathar
- Day 13: Pheriche – Namche (3,445m/11,300ft) 8hrs hike
After breakfast, we get back to the tree line area and retrace our steps back to Pangboche. We walk downhill with short ascend to Pangboche and after two hours climb will take you to Tengboche where you can visit Tengboche monastery. It is perched on a hill, at the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Imja Khola rivers, with Majestic Mountain forming a captivating backdrop to the location. You will observe the giant vultures dominate the skies above. Yellow-billed choughs and black ravens play on the breeze. The trail is a domain of native animals like tahr and goral, both endangered species of wild goat antelope, along with the musk deer. In the spring, the soaring rhododendron forests of various type and colors decorate the landscape. From Tengboche, we continue to take descend trail all the way to Namche.
- Opportunity to see the delightful Mani Rimdu Festival if you are trekking during the month of October-November. This is a festival is observed for three days in Tengboche monastery.
- The domain of native animals like musk deer, mountain goat, pheasants.
- Day 14: Namche – Lukla (2,840m/9,315ft) approx 7hrs hike
After breakfast, we descend to Monjo. We continue to descend to the Dudh Khosi valley through the villages of Phakding, Ghat, and Cheplung. The roar of the fast rolling Dudh Koshi River is always in the background. As we trek we were below the tree line and the landscape became filled with farm terraces, small hamlets and plenty of locals engage in their every day ’s business. Once we reach Chaurikharka we start climbing the final hill of the trek to reach Lukla.
- Traverse a suspension bridge.
- Pass through chortens, prayer flags, Mani-stone walls and small Gompas line the villages and the trail.
- The Dudh Koshi River flows by and enhances a beautiful atmosphere to the natural setting.
- Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,302m/4,270ft) approx 35mins flight
We will have an early breakfast and fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. You will then be accompanied to your hotel and have time to take rest and relax after a long amazing trek. Stay overnight in a hotel.
Exhilarating flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas at the background
- Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu
It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla if we could not fly on scheduled date and time or we can organize you a guided day tour in or around Kathmandu. You can spend your leisure time by shopping souvenir for your beloved ones or simply relax after exhausting but momentous adventure.
- Day 17: Fly Back Home
It is time to fly back to home keeping all the terrifying experiences of Nepal in mind.
The representative from Nepal Sanctuary Treks will transfer you to TIA airport where you should check-in 3 hours prior your scheduled flight.
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- Max altitude: 5545m/18,192ft
- Trek destination: Everest Base Camp
- Suitably designed itinerary for acclimatization
- Accommodation in the best selected lodges and tea houses along the trail and in Kathmandu
- Thrilling Mountain Flight to Lukla
- The highest mountain on earth (Mt. Everest 8848m)
- Stunning views of Himalaya, Khumbu ice fall, Makalu, Mt Everest, etc
- Trekking through Sherpa villages, learning and experiencing their ethnic culture
- Fauna found through the trail: wild – Snow Leopard, Musk deer, wild yak, Himalayan black bear
- Everest in the Nepali language is Sagarmatha which means goddess of the sky and it stands at a staggering 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level.
- Home to three of the highest peaks in the world: Everest 8848m; Lhotse, 4th highest at 8516m; and Cho Oyu, 6th highest at 8201m
- The Sherpa people of the Khumbu are so closely associated with the trekking business that the name Sherpa is also given to a specific role on a trekking team
- Buddhist culture in the Khumbu region
- Airport transfers,
- Internal flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (weight limit of 10 Kg/22lbs for luggage, and 5 Kg/11lbs for hand luggage. Luggage can be left in Kathmandu for free of charge)
- Private transfer to/from trek point
- 4 night ***Hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast
- 13 days Teahouse accommodation with breakfast
- Trek Permits & National Park Fee
- Staff insurance on the trek
- Trek guide & porter/s
- Duffel bag
What's not Included
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and on trek (approx. US$ 20 per day)
- Personal equipment,
- Personal bills,
- International airfare
- Excess baggage beyond 15 kilos including day pack
- Visa fee: US$ 25 for 15 days and US$ 40 for 30 days multiple entries
- Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects),
- Liability Insurance
- Optional Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
Most Common FAQs
- 1 . What is the best time of the year for this trek?
The trek is possible throughout the year. However, autumn and spring are the best seasons; choose to trek in autumn (Sep-Nov) as spring is busy with expedition stuff.
- 2 . How fit do I need to be for this trek?
You will be walking for minimum of 5 – 7hrs a day, you don’t have to really fit but minimum level of fitness is required as the trek is not an easy one. You do have to be healthy and mentally prepared for trekking in this region although it doesn’t require mountaineering skills.
- 3 . Why should I trek with Nepal Sanctuary Treks (NST)?
We (NST) believe in socially and environmentally responsible, sustainable tourism. Our personalized services are guided by these principles and our 27 yrs of experience in the field of trekking is invaluable in giving our clients quality service. Our itineraries are suitably designed for acclimatization and we use the best selected lodges through the trail and in Kathmandu.
- 4 . Can children trek in this region or are there any age restrictions?
Yes, children can trek as there is no age restrictions. Nepal Sanctuary Trek can design suitable trekking itinerary for all age group above 8yrs. However, for children fewer than 8 can have high time trekking for the longer period of time and altitude sickness can be a problem.
- 5 . What to take for the trek (clothes, personal kits)?
To make it easier for you Nepal Sanctuary Treks have prepared you a kit check list, you can have a look at it below:
- 6 . Do I need travel insurance covered while trekking/traveling in Nepal?
Insurance is a compulsion as anything can happen in the trek; for emergency rescue, personal liabilities, cancellation, loss of luggage and other reasons if necessary.
- 7 . How much weight do I have to carry or how much will my porter carry?
You can bring enough luggages as you want but a porter will carry 10kg per person and the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla allows only personal weight limit of 5kg for hand luggage. You can leave some of your luggage in Kathmandu itself.
- 8 . What medical facilities are there on Everest Base Camp Trek?
Medical facilities are available according to the tourist seasons. During the season time there are basic altitude clinics at certain places as Gokyo and Pheriche, there is health post in Namche and Lukla. Besides the season time there are pharmacies in Namche and Lukla, and a small hospital in Khumjung. However, you need to carry a First Aid and bring all your personal medicines you need. (First aid will be provided by Nepal Sanctuary Treks), also your guide will be trained for first aid in case of emergency.
- 9 . Is there any alternative way to Everest Base Camp or have a close view of Everest without having to trek?
There are many other ways to see Everest; you can take a mountain flight around the region to get a close up view of the Himalayan Ranges. For the base camp, you can charter a helicopter that will take you directly to the base camp, but it will cost you high price. However, you can’t see Everest from the base camp so if you don’t want to trek all the way up to the base camp then you can trek from Lukla to Namche which will take two days but will offer beautiful views, but trekking is still the best suggestion as you can experience high mountain life too.
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Tulsi has provided me with many services over the last 20 years, from organizing raft support on kayaking expeditions, to internal flights (where he seems to have good contacts at many airports around the country, which I think is important when flights are cancelled, delayed frequently), accommodations, to full expedition support. In 1998 I organized a 7 men team to climb Mt. Pumari, and we had an additional 12 friends and family trek to Base Camp. Tulsi competently organized all permits, provision, supporting staff and internal transport. Subsequently similar expedition support was provided in 2001 when we made an attempt to climb Mt. Everest from Tibetan side. We once again organized an expedition to Chomlang and Mera peak on the way back on 2010. His company is competent, reliable, trustworthy and hard working. His ability and network of contacts allows him to solve those problems that present themselves from time to time when traveling in such a country.
I have recommended Tulsi to others to their satisfaction, and have no hesitation in utilizing his services again.