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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is my accommodation like in Kathmandu?
In Kathmandu we use Hotel Manang and Hotel Marshyangdi which are fantastic 3* hotels located in Thamel. They both have a lovely friendly atmosphere and a some areas to relax as well as 24 hour hot shower and Wi-Fi facilities. They are also in a great location, smack bank in the middle of trekkers paradise, Thamel.
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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We happened to be stuck in Nepal for an additional 10 days due to the country going into lockdown and Evertrek worked tirelessly every single day to ensure not only were we in the loop with what was going on but also just to make sure we were comfortable, happy and OK!
They don't feel like your typical corporate company, the entire team is super friendly and make you feel like pals! Something quite important to me and they showed in every single way is that they truly care for all their staff, as soon as the Sherpas and guides lost pretty much all work for this season they set up a justgiving page to help support their families! They doing everything with love and care both for their customers and their team!!
Ok, I could go on! Bottom line is, if you are looking for some trekking adventures, look no further. Just go and book it, you will not regret it!
Thank you for reminding me why I love travelling and trekking so much, now you have awoken it I have lots of planning to do for 2021 hehe!! ❤️
They were fantastic and went out their way to support me when I was stuck in Nepal due to the Coronavirus lockdown
I would highly recommend this company to any trekkers looking for a travel company.
I will definitely be using this company again in the future.
Nothing was to much for the guys in the UK or Kathmandu, if you are thinking about this trip there is only one company to consider EVERTREK 110%
It's only taken 30 years to to finally realize this dream!
The contact has been brilliant with the EverTrek team!
Now to get into training!
Having little things like filtered water and meals included in the cost (I saw another group having to queue to pay for breakfast) might seem trivial but it meant we didn't have to worry about running out of money on the trek - and they treat their guides and sherpas (who were top class and couldn't do enough for you) with consideration and respect.
I always felt well looked after throughout my time in Nepal, and they put a great deal of effort into ensuring that the holiday went smoothly such as rearranging flights, and adapted to any issues that arose.
Evertrek made it a great holiday. I met some fun people, have some great memories and lots of photos! You even get a free bag, medal and certificate!
team, guides, sherpas, porters and yak men in Nepal I cant fault Evertrek. If you are thinking about a trip just do it. You wont regret it. And you wont regret choosing Evertrek either. I'm already looking at other trips and not even home yet!
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
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 😀
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.