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Pre-booking

What is the likely group profile?

EverTrek’s clients come in all shapes, sizes and ages and from all walks of life! Taking a popular trek such as Nepal’s Everest Base Camp Trek as an example, we would not be surprised to find an age range from 20 to 70, with a reasonable mix of male and female travellers. Around half of our clients in a typical group will be solo travellers, with the others being couples or groups of friends.

Can I bring my 16-year-old son with me?

Yes you can. Our minimum age on a regular EverTrek trip (not a Private Group) is 16 at the time of travel and anyone under the age of 18 at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult.

What is included in my trip?

All of our tours or treks include the following services, as detailed on this website for that particular trip: They include internal flights (where appropriate), land transport, accommodation, meals (as specified), guides and support staff.

Transport

All transport during the trip is included, whether private or public, including internal flights, road transport and transfers as per the itinerary.

Domestic Flight Tickets

In Nepal the price of domestic return flights can vary in price depending on the time of year. Generally, the sooner we can book these flights, the lower the ticket cost. To allow us to pay for these flights as soon as the trip is guaranteed with a deposit, we will then arrange for these to be booked.

Accommodation

The standard of accommodation we use can vary from our comfy hotels in Kathmandu to basic high mountain refuges. We always try to choose comfortable accommodation with local character, although in some areas this may not meet Western standards. This is all part of the experience of an adventure holiday and a flexible approach is required. Where hotel accommodation is provided, this is based on twin occupancy. On climbing trips that require high camps, up to 3 people may on occasion be required to share a lightweight mountain tent.

Included Meals

Wherever practical, all meals are provided within the trip price. Each trip description on this website gives an indication of the meals that are included for you when booking the trip.

Staff

All EverTrek groups are accompanied by a professional leader or a local guide selected on the basis of his or her experience and leadership skills. There will also be a local crew of drivers, cooks, porters and other appropriate staff. We only appoint leaders who have consistently demonstrated that they can meet the high standards expected by us and by our clients. Some climbing trips will have 2 or more leaders, depending on group size.

What is not included in the trip price?

Cost of visas, vaccinations, tips for porters, guides and other staff, bar bills, drinks with meals, hotel refreshments, laundry, telephone calls, souvenirs, meals other than those specified on the relevant trip details, entrance charges to some historical sites, certain national park and peak fees – as highlighted in our website, travel insurance, personal clothing and equipment(unless stated), foreign airport taxes, excess baggage charges.

Do you cater for special diets?

Whilst we routinely cater for vegetarians, we cannot provide special diets. We suggest that you contact us by email to discuss your dietary requirements; it is possible to accommodate certain dietary requirements in some places, but there are many trips where this is not possible at all. Note that we cannot provide separate menus and cannot accept any liability for any problems arising from special dietary requirements or intolerance’s.

What about EverTrek's environmental impact?

Ever since we ran our first trip, we have been committed to operating in a responsible manner. We recognise the fragility of the world’s wilderness environments and minimise our environmental impact by keeping our groups small and operating according to a ‘Mountain Code’, that is provided to all groups, trek leaders, agents and staff. We make sure that our local staff are well treated and well paid, we respect indigenous cultures, take care to protect the environment of the places we visit and take every opportunity to make a positive contribution wherever we travel.

The EverTrek Mountain Code

PROTECT the environment – its flora, fauna and landscapes RESPECT local cultures – traditions, religions and built heritage BENEFIT local communities – both economically and socially CONSERVE natural resources – from office to destination MINIMISE pollution – through noise, waste disposal and congestion

It is also important to us that our clients are not the only beneficiaries of the travel experience, but that we share a two-way relationship with the areas that we visit.

Flights

Are International Flights included in the price?

EverTrek are an adventure and in-country specialist for the destinations we operate in. We are not specialists in air ticketing and as a small specialist operator we cannot compete with large companies for flights, so we don’t, we send you to them instead.

We have teamed up with www.momondo.co.uk who are amazing at getting great value tickets. It takes less than 5 minutes to book with them and it’s so simple. We have used these ourselves and they come highly recommended.

Check out the Momondo price comparison tool on our Flights and Comparison Page to give you an idea on how much your flights might be. – Click Here

Of course, If you would prefer you can look for flights yourself.

Please make sure that the company you buy the tickets from is ATOL bonded as this offers you protection in the event of their insolvency.

Internal Flights

EverTrek does include internal flights in Nepal on some trips and tours. Refer to the trip details section for more details.

How will I get to my Hotel in Kathmandu?

One of our staff will be holding your name plate at the arrival terminal of the airport who will help you get to your Hotel. Please look out for your name plate displayed whilst exiting the terminal building.

Kathmandu Airport is chaotic once you leave the baggage collection. Try not to be alarmed by the number of taxi drivers asking you if you need a lift as it’s normal practice. Kindly decline and wait for our staff whilst keeping a look out for you name plate. Our staff in Nepal will have you flight arrival details and will be ready and waiting to take you the hotel.

Visas

How do I get a Nepalese Visa?

Once you arrive in Nepal it’s easy to obtain a visa. This is upon arrival at the Kathmandu Airport or if you are getting in to Nepal from India overland, you can get your visa at the border immigration office. The visa fees are 25$ for 14 days and 40$ for 30 days and 100$ for 60 days. If you would like get your Nepal visa arranged before you leave your home country, simply visit your local Nepalese embassy.

Can EverTrek arrange a visa for me?

EverTrek, unfortunately, cannot arrange your visa before you arrive in Nepal. This must be completed on your arrival.

Accommodation

What is my accommodation like in Kathmandu?

In Kathmandu we use the Apsara Boutique Hotel which is 3* hotel located in Thamel. This has a lovely friendly atmosphere and a beautiful Garden in which to relax with well decorated rooms as well as 24 hour hot shower and Wi-Fi facilities. There is also a spa attached to relax the aching muscles after a long trek.We can update and change your accommodation by request but the price of this may vary.

What kind of accommodation do I expect during the trek?

During a regular trek the accommodation is very basic accommodation, however this is adventure travel and you will be trekking in some of the most remote places on the planet. However during the trek you can expect neat and clean beds with a comfortable mattress. Beds are quite small but after a hard days trekking they are the comfiest thing around. There is chimney heater in the dining hall where most of the groups congregate and trekkers huddle around this to keep warm into the night. There are blankets available on request. Some of the lodges or tea houses we use also offer private bathrooms as some at higher altitudes are shared only.

How often will I be able to use a shower during the trek?

Expect to have only 3-4 showers on your trip. You can also have hot water on a bucket by request but at high altitude it is not easy to heat or use a shower. Our experienced Guide will instruct you on how to maintain personal hygiene whilst in the wilderness.

Are there communication facilities during the trek?

Yes, there are telephone/internet facilities on most of the treks we operate except the very remote areas that we venture to. Our trek guide will also have a cell phone so that we can get in contact with you whilst you are on our trek. In most instances there is also WIFI available in the lodges we use even at high altitude but these are provided as an extra cost. If you need us to pass a message to your family we can do this upon request.

What's the situation for charging camera batteries whilst on my trip?

Depending on the type of camera you have, we suggest taking a couple of spare batteries. This will probably be the lightest option, rather than carrying your charger and converter etc. Modern lithium batteries hold their charge well and can last for a two or three week trip, depending on usage of course.

On trek, you can minimise battery use by not viewing photos and by switching the camera off as much as possible. A compact solar charger or a power monkey could also be a good investment. In some mountain areas, eg the Khumbu (Everest region) in Nepal, there are opportunities to charge batteries (in lodges – for a small fee). Electrical power is not always guaranteed in Nepal. Voltage in Nepal is 230V, so you will need a voltage converter and plug adapter to use UK and US appliances. However this is not the case in more remote valleys so we would always suggest taking spare batteries.

Before the trip

What luggage should I take with me?

You should take 2 items of luggage.

  • The first of these we would recommend a Backpack between 40-80 liters. These are big and strong and should be large enough to carry everything you need, even for a 4-week Himalayan adventure.(If you bring a suitcase you can then use one of our own Duffel bags on trek for our porter to carry for you)
  • Secondly, you should take a daysack or small rucksack, large enough to carry your camera, water-bottles, waterproof jacket and fleece jumper. For most trekking trips, a 30 litre daysack is large enough. You will carry this as hand luggage on all flights.
Do I need to bring my own sleeping bag?

If you have your own sleeping bag we suggest you bring it with you. If not we have these available for you. You can select this option when booking a trip with us. These sleeping bags are second hand material but nice and clean and 3 season or above and used at high altitude previously.

Do I need to be fit for the trek?

As an adventure travel company we always suggest people who take part in any of our trips have some level of fitness and most treks require on average 4-6 hours of walking per day with some of the longer days reaching 8-10 hours. Hiking at altitude can be tough at times and we always recommend doing some CV exercise prior to the trek whilst also incorporating some hill walking to get the legs used to going up and down mountain paths. The more you do before the trip the more you will get out of it. If you want some advice on training for a trek just get in touch with us by email.

Most of the treks and climbing expeditions we operate are at high altitude where the body and mind will be tested to its limits. The trips are meant to be tough and challenging and that’s what makes the journey so worth it but the decision to take part is one you will have to make yourself.

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Here’s what some of our awesome customers had to say
Not been to EBC yet but have booked to go with them next March.I’ve just returned from a fantastic training weekend with them in the Brecon Beacons. It was wet and windy but Evertrek didn’t disappoint, . From start to finish, the experience was great. Both Andy( the owner) and his trusty sidekick Dave (the painted Yeti) were there to make us feel welcome. They were both hands on, and their knowledge was second to none. I can’t wait to actually go to Everest, and after this weekend I feel assured that I’ll be in great hands. Nothing was too much trouble, and it was great see the way that Andy and Dave talk about Everest with such a passion.Well done guys
Bribri Mcalpine
19:35 11 Aug 19
Fantastic company, run by a fantastic set of people.
Stephen Smurthwaite
16:33 03 Aug 19
Wouldn’t hesitate to book again with Evertrek 👍🏼👍🏼🏔🏔😍
Lena Trafford
21:13 21 May 19
This trip was exceptional from start to finish. Has to be one of the best run and professional companies I have come across. Before we even started we were sent weekly emails and lots of correspondence to get us excited for the trip. Any questions and worries were answered straight away some even by video replies!! The actual Everest base camp trip itself was one of the best experiences of my life however very tough! Everything from start to finish was run perfectly. I couldn’t have asked for more from Andy, Dave and the Sherpas they provided! A 5 star service all round!
Lee Wardle
19:03 07 May 19
Still to go to Basecamp, but they have been very helpful with the many questions I have asked them about our up coming trek.
Stewart Strang
15:54 01 Feb 19
I had the most fantastic trip in Nepal, all thanks to evertrek. Andy was so so helpful from the moment I first rang about going. Nothing was ever to much, always had a speedy reply- which was reassuring when I was stressing about equipment. The training weekend that they offer is also incredibly helpful and really gets you ready for your holiday. Our guide in Nepal, Bhim and his team, were absolutely fantastic, they worked unbelievably hard, you never wanted for anything. (Watch them, they cheat at cards!!haha) As for the trek, the negotiations of getting to Lukla were a bit up in the air...but that's just Nepal! Go with the flow. But once we got there, it was absolutely brilliant, everyday the scenery was beautiful and I never felt like they expected to much from you. Plenty of rest time and tea stops! I personally really enjoyed the food (I lived on veggi curry and rice-you get seconds :D) and thought all the accommodation was fine!! Basically an all round incredible trip, there wasn't a second I didn't enjoy!!! Highly recommend Andy and the team. Would defo do another trek with them 😀
Lucy Groves
19:39 21 Jan 19
Just returned from the Everest Base Camp and what an amazing trip it was! Evertrek got it spot on from start to finish, not having to worry about a single thing and well looked after. Our guide Phurba, Sherpa Harry and porters were brilliant! Getting us up the mountain in one piece and looking after us superbly along the way. I would highly recommend using Evertrek as your trekking company! Brilliant service
Brooke Fiona Jones
13:30 27 Oct 18
Recently returned from our EBC trek and I can’t fault Evertrek, right from the minute you sign up Andy is giving advice and replying to any queries you might have. Special thanks to Phurba and Harry our guides over there, they keep a eye on you and don’t let you go to quickly up the mountain and look after you. If you are thinking about doing it just go for it you won’t regret it . Awesome
Douglas Smith
13:09 27 Oct 18
Having recently returned from EBC, I can’t fault the level of service that Evertrek provided. From reaching Kathmandu I was looked after from the start. Special thanks go to our Sherpa Phurba our guide Harry, the portars who all made the experience top class. Andy Moore goes that extra mile ensuring you are well looked after even after the trek has finished. Top bloke, top team and top company - Thanks Evertrek.
Thomas Hallam
12:32 27 Oct 18
I had the most amazing trip to Everest Base Camp with Evertrek, thank you Andy for being the font of all knowledge about this trip and for Rishi our guide for looking after us. It is probably the most challenging holiday I have ever done but it was worth every moment and the scenery was just stunning. Nepal is an amazing place and I will definitely go back one day. Thanks to Evertrek and my trekking buddies for a very special holiday.
Pamela Kuepfer
17:22 20 Oct 18
Great time in Nepal doing Everest Base Camp with Evertrek. Thanks Andy!
Gilles Comeau
13:07 12 Oct 18
Just returned from Everest Base Camp trek and it was absolutely brilliant! Many thanks to everyone at EverTrek, especially Andy - from start to finish the organisation was par excellence. Special thanks to Rishi our guide and my trekking companions who put the icing on the cake to make one of my dreams come true.
Phil Costin
20:54 10 Oct 18
Having recently booked myself on a trip to Everest Base Camp with Evertrek, I thought it would be one of those trips where you get to hear about everything you should have done two weeks before you go. Not with Andy and Evertrek. Immediately Andy was in touch with information, assistance and support. You could feel his energy coming at you. Along with the practical advice, Evertrek arrange training activities. These are great for finding out first hand what you need to know and how you might cope with the activities ahead. It really does crank up the excitement when you share your thoughts and views with fellow Evertrekers. This weekend we had one of these training activities in the Brecons. Andy made us all very welcome, and was there all the way, rain and shine, to helps us all along. We made some great connections, enjoyed the socialising (you earn it!) and came away even more excited to be getting on the plane to Nepal. Hopefully there will be more such events to enjoy, and build on the training already done. I’m already walking the dogs for 10mins more🙂.Thanks to Andy and the team for a great weekend. Good luck to those on their way in the next few months, and those who have a longer wait we can share your excitement.
Alan Payne
18:10 27 Aug 18
Brilliant Training Weekend in the Brecon Beacons with Andy and met some great people and got a good insight into what to expect for my trip in October. Can’t wait now....roll on EBC
Hayley Shadrake
19:14 26 Aug 18
Overjoyed with my recent trip to EBC. I can't praise Evertrek enough. From the 1st day I contacted Andy he has been amazing. Offering fantastic advice & tips before my trip. Hotel, guides & transfers in Kathmandu were spot on. Biggest credit has to go to the guide & sherpa who take care of you every step of the way. Thank you Evertrek
Donna Brown
11:12 23 Jun 18
The EverTrek organisation was excellent, the choice of Kathmandu hotel superb, good trek accommodation and great choice of food. I was impressed with the punctuality of transfer arrangements too. Keep up the good work!
Mike Dean
18:25 06 Apr 18
Evertrek delivered a brilliant trip to Everest base camp, good communication throughout, helpful info before your trip and kit list download, brilliant hotel and city tour, top Sherpa guide and team of porters, thank you Evertrek
Mark Angell
18:10 06 Apr 18
Anna Bach
15:02 17 Mar 18
A truly wonderful once in a lifetime experience. My sister and I trekked to Everest Basecamp with Evertrek to mark the tenth anniversary of our dearest Mum passing away. It was an emotional experience we will never forget. It gave us time to reflect on wonderful times past and brought us closer as only shared endeavour can. The Himalayan backdrop was the perfect location.But it's the people that made the trek. Our guide Kishor is a wonderful guy. A real fixer, high altitude expert, family man and now, friend. When the weather delayed our flight, he did everything he could to make sure we were first onto another. His experience, knowledge and local contacts got us into places we just wouldn't have seen without him. He knew when to go to the best places to avoid the crowds and he was the picture of happiness with his infectious smile. He was kind to the point of putting us first all the time, without hesitation. A true gentlemen and the source of lots of fun and laughter - perfect for morale. Our porters also deserve a mention for their hard work and dedication through some difficult long days at high altitude. Manesh was particularly hard working and charming, keen to learn and become a guide himself in time. Our trek wouldn't have been the same without them and when I go again I will definitely seek out the same team.My recommendation? Grab a loved one and go trekking in Nepal in the capable hands of the Evertrek team. And request Kishor to be your guide. You won't regret it.
Stuart Everitt
16:09 29 Nov 17
Well Evertrek you did not disappoint! Finally managed to tick the box in life and get to Everest Base Camp all thanks to Andy Moore. A colleague of mine actually recommended Bucket list (Evertrek) after he completed the EBC and three passes trek. So I made contact with Andy and the rest is history so they say. My brother and I booked the Everest Base Camp Classic 15 day trek and all elements met our expectations with ease. On arrival at KTM we met our guide Kishor who took us to our hotel. We stayed at the Hotel Buddy as the Apsara was full. Lovely hotel. Nice clean rooms. The city tour was brilliant and welcome meal good. Onto the trek itself. The journey up to Lukla was exciting and after a delay of a few hours (not days thankfully) we arrived and met our Porters. Then dream really did begin and the trek started following the tracks the towards Namche, and beyond to EBC. The sheer beauty of the scenery and mountains during the trek was awe inspiring. The first glimpse of Everest on day three bought a tear to the eye. The leg of the trek to EBC was long and hard given the altitude but a massive sense of achievement was felt by all of our party when we got there! Worthy of special mention was our guide Kishor. He dealt with a few admin issues at the domestic terminal at KTM airport ensuring we got on a flight and during trek making sure that we got the best possible experience out of the trek. Friendly and knowledgable I cant recommend Kishor highly enough. Nothing was too much trouble for him. All in all this was the trip of a lifetime, with breathtaking scenery, expect some long tough days of trekking staying in typical basic lodges. This is the only way in my opinion to experience Nepal and the Khumbu region at its very best. If you are looking to trek to Everest Base Camp look no further than Evertrek! Book now and experience the EBC dream and create some forever memories!
Sarah Piper-Smith
17:27 17 Nov 17
Thanks guys for the experience of a lifetime. What can I say about Evertrek! Simply brilliant. From the moment we spoke with Andy and signed up it was all taken care of. The guides were truly amazing, professional and were always on-hand to look after us. Listen, this is a tough challenge but it's well within the reach of most of you out there considering the possibility. I've kept myself pretty fit all my life (63 years young) but trying to keep up with my sons was, at times, pushing my limits. The scenery is so beautiful it becomes an emotional challenge at times. We did Kilimanjaro a few years ago - Base Camp blows that away completely. However, you need to be in the best hands and we were. Our guides, Rahul and Krishna were meticulous in making sure we were looked after every step of the way and needless to say we have become friends for life. I cannot recommend EverTrex highly enough. Don't think about this for too long - just do it. They'll get there and you'll never forget the experience. So,as soon as I have some pics ready I'll upload and share but please do not hesitate to contact me while I'm still flying through thin air!!! Thanks again Andy and EverTrex
Alan Irwin
10:18 23 Oct 17
Loved every minute of the Everest Base Camp trek! The guys were all very accommodating and helpful in the build up to and on the trek. Everything about the package ensured my time was comfortable, fun and without any worries. Our guide Rawal was informative, friendly and a great laugh when he got his drums out on the last night! A big thank you to Evertrek for making this happen and I look forward to booking with you guys again!
Thomas Hirst
19:28 10 Oct 17
Somnath Simkhada
17:08 09 Sep 17
Recently returned from trekking in Upper Mustang,Nepal.. and still in awe! What a trip! Amazing service from Andy and Dave in helping me plan the most amazing,unique,epic,challenging,tough,rewarding and memorable experiences...with stunning unspoilt views and a different pace of life. They provided me with friendly, knowledgeable,caring guides. I really couldn't have asked for a better trek. Highly recommend and will use again.
Melissa 'Gillette' Jones
15:19 09 Aug 17
Hey guys!Just wanted to say a huge thanks to all at Bucket List, both here and in Nepal, for making my trip to EBC, Cho La and Gokyo so enjoyable and memorable. Himal, my guide, was a star and I enjoyed his company throughout the two plus weeks we were together; he looked after me really well and I have no doubt that his local knowledge helped to smooth the way on a few occasions when accommodation was tight! If my wife can be persuaded to let me go again, you will be my first port of call.Cheers!
Ian Folly
15:16 15 May 17
What a first class service, Andy was supportive, knowledgeable and really quick at replying. If you want to make base camp then this is the way to do it, from the airport to the top and back again. Fully supported, with a friendly team. Would not hesitate to book more treks in Nepal with Andy. Thank you team.
Paul Jim Hawkins
06:19 05 Jan 17
Amazing company!!! The owners are so helpful and made my trip to nepal (everest base camp & gokyo lakes) perfect. Very organised and always there for you!
Theresa Burger
01:06 07 Nov 16
Everest basecamp TICK...thanks for organising! Fantastic company, extremely friendly and professional.
Max Bibby
14:51 11 Jul 16
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