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Everest Base Camp Trekking (5,200m/17,056ft)

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Everest Base Camp trek (17,598 ft) is the most popular and picturesque trekking route of Satori Adventures, which will definitely surpass all your expectations. The Everest Base Camp is located in the heart of Khumbu region, which is often referred to as the high altitude epicenter of the world. It is situated on the eastern side of Nepal. The Everest base camp trekking offers many breathtaking mountain panoramas. If you like to walk, this is one of the most inspiring places in the world to do it. For those trekkers, who have a short vacation time and would love to see the Himalayan nature and culture, this trek would be their best option.

Satori Adventure is organizing the best guided tour to Everest Base Camp since long time. Our expert team member will dial everything to make it the best Everest Base Camp Trek and arrange all the procedures from staff management to safety management and ground handling management in a very reasonable way.

We have great choice of itineraries for Everest Base Camp Trips and we are more than to customize the trip so that the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp meets your preference and budget.

Trip Description

The 17-day trip to the Everest Base Camp begins with a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the starting point of the trekking adventure. Along the way, you will be enjoying scenic views of the mighty Himalayan Mountains, fresh air, local culture, and Nepalese hospitality. From Lukla, you will trek upward to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, where you will be able to experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting museums and monasteries. After that, the trekkers will enter the Valley of Dudh Koshi River, which is surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. Then, you will follow the trail to the famous Tyangboche, located high on a ridge. There you may encounter a musk deer, red panda, black bear, blue sheep, snow leopard, and various species of birds such as munal, kalij pheasant, and danfe. The trek also allows seeing amazing views of Everest (8848M), Lhotse-Nuptse (7,861 m), and Ama Dablam (6812M). On the seventh day of the trip, you will reach the Everest base camp. The last two days, you will spend in Kathmandu where there will be an opportunity to go shopping, explore Thamel, and learn about the local culture.   

EBC Trekking Cost:

It is hard to provide straight answer regarding Everest Base Camp Trek cost. The cost to go for Everest Base Camp totally depends on following things:  

· The length of the trip – Usually, it takes 12-16 days for EBC trek

· The time of the year you are planning to go for the trek- Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek price is usually high at peak-season (Autumn & Spring)

·  The Package you choose from trekking agency – Luxury EBC trekking package, Budget Everest Base Camp Trekking Package

Everest Base Camp Trek price also depends on the mode of trekking you choose i.e. all inclusive, guide only or independent. If you are new to mountain, we suggest you to hike to Everest Base Camp via best Everest Base Camp trekking company or at least hire a professional EBC trekking guide because trekking without preparation is full of uncertainties. 

The price for Everest Base Camp Trekking Package anything from $500 to over $10,000. Cheap Everest Base Camp Trek Package might not include the accommodation and food during the entire trip and airfare to and from Lukla.  

What is the Best time for Trekking Mt. Everest Base Camp?

You can trek in this area during all four seasons. However, the best time for basecamp climbing is in spring between March and May or fall between September and November. When trekking to this area, it is mandatory to visit the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS), particularly if you are going to Khumbu region.

EBC Trekking Difficulties

Firstly, it is important to note than Mount Everest Base Camp Tour demands no previous experience, technical climbing and is essentially just a long walk. Anyone with strong determination and good fitness level can trek whole EBC trail route and all our successful clients have admitted it. We have many overweight, underweight, and elderly and children client enjoying their trekking holiday to Everest Base Camp

As, there are no roads built to connect the EBC, every seeking to visit Everest Base Camp must trek from Lukla to BC through Khumbu region and trek back again – unless you can afford helicopter.

The first difficulty is the length of the trek. After small airstrip to Lukla, trekkers have to walk 65 km (130 km round trip) via remote and rugged terrain with frequent switchbacks. You must have ability to walk for at least 5 km/day in mountain terrain.

Second difficulty is its altitude threat. You can follow the rules of height, walk on slow pace, follow the guide instruction and acclimatize properly when gaining the altitude in course of climbing Mount Everest Base. Trek starts at Lukla just below (3,000m) and climb steadily to Everest Base Camp (5,364m). You must altitude factor account because it might claim the life of trekkers.

Thirdly, you must enjoy your whole Everest Base Camp expedition with basic facilities and food. As Everest region has been surpassed from development, you cannot assume to get luxury accommodation and extensive menu.

How to Prepare Yourself for the Everest Base Camp Trek

The level of difficulty of the route varies from moderate to fairly strenuous. For this reason, it’s important to be well prepared for the trip. Before starting your trekking adventure, it’s recommended to have cardiovascular workouts several times a week: hill climbing, brisk walking, cycling, or swimming. Make it your goal to have a five-hour walk at least once a week. Go on hikes, climb up the hills, walk up and down the stairs. Also, don’t forget to eat healthy, protein-saturated food to have more energy. The better you are prepared, the more enjoyable your trekking adventure will be.

For more information about the necessary trekking equipment, weather condition, costs, etc., check our Trekking Information section or send your questions to our experts by filling out an online form.

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 5,200/17,056ft

Duration: 17 Days

Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.

Co-ordinates: 28°00'23'' N / 86°51'438'' E

Location: Khumbu Region

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu

Departure From: Kathmandu

Grade: Moderate+ fairly Strenuous

Accommodation: Three star to five star as request

Meals: During The Trek (B,L,D)

Transportation: Private car,Flight

Best season: Autumn(September to December &(Spring) March to May

Major Activity: Trekking/Hiking

Include Activity: Sights trips of Kathmandu

Culture: Sherpa, Tamang

Mode of Travel: Tea house

Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and more

  • Itinerary Details
  • Cost Include/Exclude
  • Price for the trip
  • How to Book?
  • FAQs

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft).

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek to Phakding(2650m/8695ft, 04-05hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m/11287ft, 06-07hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 04: Acclimatization Day,Hike to Everest view hotel (3800m/12468ft) for sunrise or panoramic view of Everest Lhotse face, after lunch explore Sherpa and  Hilary museum at modern village of Namche.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche(3860m/12665ft ,05hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 06: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4250m/13943ft, 5hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 07: Acclimatization Day at Dingbotche, Hike to chhukung (4750m/15584ft.) for better acclimatization before climbing up to Kalapatther and Everest base camp.

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (5018m /16464ft, 04hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170/16962ft,03hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 10: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatther (5200m/17060ft, 06hrs) and back to Lobuche (5018m/16464ft) lodge accommodation.

Day 11: Trek from Lobuche (5018/16464ft) to Dingboche (4250m/13943ft, 05hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 12: Trek from Dingboche to Tyangboche (3860m/12665ft, 04hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 13: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft, 05hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m/9383ft, 04hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) Transfer to Hotel.

Day 16: Free day at Kathmandu for shopping and explore around Thamel, farewell dinner with culture program In the Evening.

Day 17: Drop to airport for final departure, or Join alternative activities.

Price For the Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The cost can affect the numbers of Guides and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in KTM & PKR
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private Car, flight or tourist bus)
  • The Itinerary can be change on your desires.
  • The Itinerary mentioned above is from Airport to Airport Service.
  • The Itinerary can design according to your Budget and time.
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Package trip Cost Includes:

  • Assistance at the International airport by Satori Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both Domestic and International airport as per itinerary.
  • 3 Nights request hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking period as per Itinerary.
  • Schedule Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector both members and involved trekking staff.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners) along with available tea house/Lodge/ Guest house during trekking at twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 12-15kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter
  • Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, trekking guide as per group size.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved trekking staffs
  • Warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during the trekking(down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip achievement)
  • Satori Adventures duffel bag and t-shirt
  •  Everest region trekking map
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Satori Adventures Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)

Package trip Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu “except farewell dinner in Kathmandu”.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, ( we have on arrival service  except 15 nationality )
  • Tea or coffee, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internets.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff .

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package.  To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the client’s desire (budget)
  • The included itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which Satori Adventures advises you. This trekking itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The itinerary shall be changed after an understanding between both Satori Adventures and the client. Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the trip.
  • Price shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding, that is, if the client intends to add some services we shall charge him/her for those additional services and if he/she intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • The itinerary is published in full board operation services for the clear understanding  of the client. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, the client can make his/her own choice.
  • The cost  is also affected by the number of  employees‒ guides and porters.

Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

How to book holiday trip in Nepal?

Satori Adventures and Expedition aims at giving proper information to many travelers, trekkers and climbers who have some confusion regarding the booking process of the trip in Nepal.  Satori Adventures therefore desires to provide guideline for the first-time visitors or travelers so that they can comfortably start the process to book the selected package legally. Before starting the booking process we always advise our trekkers, travelers and climbers to intelligently check whether the company is genuine and whether they are fully safe to travel in the company’s guidance. We ask them to be acquainted with the company they want book their holiday trip with. Is the company genuine and authorized from Government of Nepal, Office of the Company Registrar, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Rastra Bank ‒Central Bank of Nepal (authorized for foreign currency), Permanent Account Number (PAN), and the Department of Cottage & Small Industries).  Are they financially secured and environmentally conscious? We advise them to make sure about these formalities because there are some companies in Nepal that have been running business without abiding by the rules and regulation of the Government. Some companies were once registered but by now their licenses have already been expired and yet they have providing the services illegally.

On many occasions, Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal have found that many foreigners’ tour operators, NGOs and INGOs have been involved in directly operating tours, trekking, and mountaineering holiday adventures without having government license and abiding by the Government rules. It has been also found that many individuals, freelance guides and porters have been arranging trips illegally by creating their own personal website. We have observed that many trekkers and climbers face a host of problems once they arrive in Kathmandu as they lack adequate information.  Many of them file complaints to Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action such as the refund of the advanced payment. There is hardly any justice given to the cheated clients. Thus, so as to prevent all these probable problems we request our travelers to check the company before booking any trip to the Himalayas.

To conform and process your trip booking please follow these suggestions:

  • Please select the package itinerary and details from our website, that is make sure which package you want to book with us.
  • At the bottom of the itinerary (end of the page of the package) you have the following options: Book now, ask expert, write a review and print. Once you click book now bottom it will l take you to booking page; ask expert will allow you to e-mail us in case of any query related to the package.
  • Our typical itinerary includes transfer from and to the airport. We can provide you with any type of accommodation‒from budget to 5 Stars. So please indicate class of hotel you wish us to book or alternatively name your preferred hotel. You can also state all additional services apart from those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • The web page itinerary is a guideline and a standard pattern which helps you plan your trip. It can be changed or modified according to your time & requirements.
  • If you wish to expand the itinerary with additional activities, please let us know by mail. Satori Adventures builds your customized itinerary with the adjusted price.
  • There are many fixed departure dates and itinerary packages in Trekking and Mountaineering in our package. If you wish to join with our fixed departure with group, please contact us. The cost in this option is always pretty low compared to a private trip.
  • Before you confirm the trip you have to read and understand what is included and excluded in the cost. It is also important to read terms and conditions. If you require additional services which are not included in cost please mention them all in the booking form.
  • Please contact us if you are still unclear about the information or required service.
  • You have to read our Terms and Conditions before you book the trip; it explains to you the booking timing, the deposit and advance payment requirements, policies, procedures for cancellation, refund and the payment classification.
  • Once we have agreed mutually on itinerary you required and the price for the trip, you have to send us the deposit to confirm the booking as specified in our quotation according to our Terms and Conditions.
  • Once we receive the advance payment from you, we will process to confirm your trip.
  • Without conformation and advance received we may not  process for  Permits, TIMS, Flight Tickets, Trekking and climbing Guide, Porters and other necessary Staff for trekking and expedition along with  food, transportation, etc.
  • With your conformation of the trip and advance payments we require copy of your travel document (passport), passport size photo, and your flight reservation details.
  • For details on the payments of the trip and time frame you have to follow our terms and conditions.

Please kindly submit Trip Booking Form when you confirm the trip with us. It will be easy for us to process for your trip conformation and prepare all legal processes and permit for the trip. If you have any query, always feel free to contact us at any time.  We always want to make sure our clients are well informed before conforming the trip. You are always advised to visit our website and related package for further information.

A: This is a very important question for all visitors. Clients need to classify themselves about which kind of adventure they are capable of handling. This is dependent upon their physical fitness level, previous experience, acceptable level of risk and desired experience. Trekking in Nepal is considered hiking, this can range in difficulty and skill that is required. Easy trekking is considered class 1-3 terrain which is considered mostly flat with rolling hills and some rocks but is non-technical and no ropes are required. Class 4-5 hiking is considered difficult. Difficult hiking in Nepal can mean that you might have to navigate a high altitude pass that may or may not require the use of ropes and crampons. Climbers are expected to traverse steep rock, ice and glaciated terrain that requires the use of specialized techniques and equipment. No matter what you are considered Satori is committed to offering organized and high quality services in all of our trekking and mountaineering packages. Most of our clients that leave Nepal comment that they considered their experience luxurious thanks to Satori Adventure.

A: When people travel to Nepal they will encounter very different cultures, attitudes and ways of doing things that are different from their native culture. Please keep in mind that Nepal is a developing country so you should not always expect streamlined travel arrangements. Many of the expedition operators and tourist related business people can speak English, but very few native people and a lot of elderly people speak very little English. The general hygiene of most people and the handling of food might also be a surprise to most people. We advise a deliberate transition for your dietary needs that includes not eating at small unhygienic food stands and staying away from meat for the first few days. Toilets may also be at a lower standard than what you may be used to. You can expect in most villages that a toilet is just a hole in the ground. If you have a flexible attitude, a good sense of humor, can go with the flow this will maximize your enjoyment and your adventure experience in Nepal. It can be very encouraging to your tour leader and guide if your express to them that you are accepting that things might not be going to plan because of the unpredictability of Nepalese logistics.

A: Satori Adventures offers a variety of cultural activities and outdoor excursions. If you love being busy and seeing new things then our tours are ideal for you. There is free time on all tours but some traveling days will be long and there will be some early morning flights in order to maximize your sightseeing time. Satori Adventure always takes into consideration our clients physical fitness, age and previous experience. The ensure’s that we prepare the right adventure for you. We allow our clients to askany questions throughout the planning process, modify their itinerary, choose their hotel accommodation, mode of transportation and level of involvement of our services. With Satori Adventures you do not need to have any doubt in your mind about whether this will be a safe and appropriate holiday for you, your team or family. Collectively our organization is a team of experienced, professional operators with decades of operating experience.

A: Nepal is a new democratic republic country in the world. Here there are many political parties, ideologies and leaders. As such, there might be some disturbances in parts of the country. It does not and will not affect the daily life of the residents in the other parts of the country. Life moves on as usual, unperturbed. So, in a nutshell politics are not currently affecting the tourism industries in Nepal. Even in a critical situation tourists can travel in Nepal without having problems.

To enter Nepal you must hold a 6 month valid passport and obtain a Nepalese visa. Most visitors can obtain a visa at immigration  in the KTM airport. You will need to summit an online visa form and keep a copy of the print.  You will also need your travel insurance, which may need to cover medical evacuation including helicopter service. You should also always print a copy of the flight ticket and have to ready to show. However, Indian residents can travel in Nepal with just an election card or government approved Id card except a license.

A:Visa requirements are always dependant on the countries you will be visiting and the country you came from. Countries like those in the European Union, Australia, America, Canada, Japan, Britain and particular countries in Asia are able to get their permit upon arrival in Nepal. The best thing that any visiting tourist can do is to contact each country’s embassy for the latest information. The nationalities of Chinese, Pakistani, Nigerian, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghan people require that they collect  their visas ahead of time from their local from embassy.  

A: The answer is up to you. Depending on how prepared you are, your trip can be a vacation or a challenge, a revelation or an ordeal. The majority of Satori Adventure hikers are here for the first time, and although many are avid trekkers, they find that trekking in Nepal is very different from most other countries. There are hundreds of trekking trails in Nepal. Each 8000m mountain has a base camp and panoramic view trekking options. The trekking experience always depends on age, physical fitness, duration that you can spend in the mountains, amount of preparation and experience. Mental attitude, adequate food and water consumption are essential to the success of any hike, particularly in the spring and autumn seasons. Trekking in the Himalaya trails can be so demanding that even people in excellent condition can struglle. Although we have seen in the past that when we apply the appropriate package for our clients we see that even small children, senior citizens, and people with physical disabilities have successfully hiked in the Himalaya and have a pleasurable experience.

A: There is a grading system that classifies the difficulty of trekking trails. There are four categories: Easy, moderate, difficult and strenuous-. The challenge both technicality and geographically increases as you move higher through the scale. Easy trekking could be suitable for all people while strenuous and difficult treks are meant only for those who have previous experience. The reason we have categories is to help our client’s choose a trek or climb in the Himalaya that is suitable for their level.

Easy
This is for the trekkers who do not have previous experience, or are not looking for a difficult physical challenge. These treks usually vary from 2-5 days and can reach up to an altitude of 3000m. These treks are usually on well maintained paths and passes. They typically involve walking up to 5 hours a day. Easy trekking is always located around 2000m (6500ft) to 4000m (13000ft). These trek’s allow for very scenic vista points including excellent locations to view sunrise’s over the himalayan range. Recommend trekking at this grade includes: Ghorepani Poonhill, Nagarkot Dhulikhel, Dampush sarangkot, Shivapuri.

Moderate
Moderate grade trekking is suitable for those trekkers who have time and want to spend between 1-2 weeks in mountain areas. Clients are encouraged to have a good level of physical fitness and adequate physical training ahead of time is necessary. This grade is recommended for any trekker looking for something a little more challenging than just a simple walk. These trekking areas are mostly base camp treks, which will include panoramic views of the Himalaya. Some trekking trails at this grade include: Annapurna Base Camp trekking, Gokyo Lake trekking, Langtang Helambu trekking, Tamang Heritage trekking, Panchase trekking are the selected trekking trails at this grade.

Difficult Treks

We recommend to our clients that you have previous easy and moderate trekking experience. We also encourage clients to have a high level of physical fitness and knowledge about trekking systems that includes proper clothing systems, proper body care etc. Difficult treks include walking through rough trails for 6-7 hours each day and crossing high passes. There are difficult treks that include trekking to  advanced base camps as high as 5200m/17000ft. In the difficult trekking grade you may also experience glacier crossings on snow/ice. You will be facing high altitude air and continuous walking over huge stretches of Himalayan valleys. Annapurna Circuit, Chola pass, Three Pass trekking, Manaslu circuit trekking, Kanchanjungha Base camp trek, and Makalu base camp are all in the difficult grade of trekking.

Challenging trekking

Above 5500m-6200m peaks, high passes are included in this grade. The biggest difference between difficult and challenging is that the terrain is greater in height and length. There is often greater exposure with some technical sections requiring a 'steady head' and occasional use of rope for safeguarding. There is also a greater feeling of remoteness, isolation and lack of rescue assisstance. These are genuine expeditions where climbing skills, experience and fitness are necessary. Dhaulagiri Circuit trekking, Three Pass trekking, Sherpani Col Pass trekking, Amphu Lapcha pass, and some great Himalayan trail are all in the difficult grade of trekking.

A:There are number of airlines flying directly to Kathmandu from Bangkok, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Singapore, Bombay, New Delhi, Doha and Bahrain, Sharja, Lhasa, Chendu and a number of other cities. The most convenient flights are with Thai Airways, Qatar airlines, Singapore, Dragon, Korean airlines. Often times if flying form America you should expect to have a connecting flight in the middle east. To find competitive airfare try different on-line portals such as expedia.com or travelocity.com.  Satori Adventure will help you to book a ticket if you require our assistance.

A:Satori Adventure offers packages and operates in every season throughout the year. In Nepali tourism we have a slogan: Nepal is for all seasons.  However, in the monsoon period Nepal experiences heavy rain and in the winter the temperatures become arctic in the mountain areas.  There are 2 trekking seasons in Nepal for high elevation trekking: Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).  Autumn season starts after the monsoon (June-August). In the spring the temperature increases day by day and it becomes warmer in higher elevations. This is the reason that most trekker’s choose spring and autumn for their trekking trips. However, in the lower parts of the mountains, sub 3000m you can trek any time of the year.

A:Most trekkers book their trip 3-6 months before arriving in Nepal. Our advice is that once you clear your schedule from your job and you book your plane tickets you conform your participation with us so that we will have enough time to make all of the necessary arrangements for domestic flight tickets, hotel reservations and book the best available trekking guide. However, we accept your booking even one week before as per situation. It is almost impossible for us to arrange a trip in Bhutan and Tibet less than 15 days time.

A:You can book your trip using our booking form on our website or by E-mail. Please visit our Web site for more information or contact us.

Q: What equipment does Satori provide? What should I bring myself for trekking?

A: Satori Adventure provides sleeping bags, down jackets and duffel bags for tea house trekking. we also provide tents, mattresses, kitchen equipment and kitchenware during the camping treks. Personal climbing equipment is not included in our packages. See our equipment list or email us for a list of specific equipment that your custom trip will require.

A:A Satori Adventure representative will be waiting for you at the international airport with a Satori Adventure sign and your name card. We will then escort you to one of our company vehicles which will take you directly to your hotel. You are required to provide us with your flight arrival details 2 days before your departure from home.

A:Teahouse trekking style is the most popular form of trekking in Nepal, these trails run along many established trails in the Himalaya and its foothills. Teahouses or lodges are owned by local people and provide accommodation and all meal facilities. They are great places to meet and interact with locals and experience local hospitality and culture. Teahouse trekking is a relatively cheap and comfortable form of trekking with meals and accommodation provided by the Teahouse. These types of treks are found in famous trekking areas like: Annapurna, Everest and Langtang regions.

A: Camping trekking is a type of trekking where trekkers bring all the trekking gear, equipment and necessary food during their trekking period. They cook in the kitchen tent, eating in the dinning tent, and sleep in their client tents. Camping treks are organized in the same style as exploratory or mountaineering expeditions. This trek is also known as a fully organized supported trek. In a camping trek we provide a team including: A guide, chef, Sherpa, Sirdar and porters. Our porters carry all the trekking equipment, food, fuel, and personal belongings. We provide chef’s and assistant’s that prepare hygienic and tasty meals. At the end of the day the staff sets up a dining tent, sleeping tent, and toilet tents. These types of treks are available wherever tea house lodges are not available. This includes Dhaulagiri circuit, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo and Kanchanjungha are all the trails that we advice and operate for camping trekking.

A: Normally the length of trekking time over day depends on which category of trekking you choose and what your time frame is. On the easier trekking trails you will be walking 04-05 hours on average and 8-9 hours during the difficult and challenging treks.

A: Nepal is one of the safest countries for trekking and mountaineering in the world. However, risks are greater for those who hike alone without having a guide or porter. There is no one to assist you if you become lost, ill, or injured. So we always advice trekkers to book you’re trekking only through a government registered company and always use guides and porters. We have both ladies and gentleman trekking guides as required.

A: Satori Adventures always utilize trekking porters. Normally we provide 2:1 ratio trekking porters: cliets and allow for 12-15 Kg luggage per porter. During difficult and challenging trekking we use camping accommodations which means that there would be more porters and yak or mules as required. So to sum it all up: Trekking porters,mules and yaks will carry your personal equipment during the trekking.

A: There are very few trekking trails and routes that have available and comfortable bath room facilities. Most of the trekking trails have very simple toilet facilities which most of the time is a hole in the ground. Be prepared to provide your own toilet paper. Where toilets are available, you must use them. Only human waste and toilet paper should be deposited in the toilets.  Each easy trekking trail will have tea houses, those tea houses will have available toilets but the quality will depend on the location of the tea house.

A: A map is essential for planning a trip and having information about the area, location and height available to make modifications or decisions about your trip. A map is required for trekkers in remote areas or for trekkers who walk without guides and porters. However, we provide each group a trekking map.

A: Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. The spring and autumn seasons will be more suitable for trekkers.

A:During spring and autumn seasons the weather is usually more stable and warmer at lower elevations up to 3000m. At this height you can expect to wear a T-shirt and shorts. Elevations above 3000m are colder and you have to pack winter clothes.  At 5000m you can expect day temperatures around 10-15°C and 0° to -15°C at night. During winter trekking we advise that you do not go above 3500m because of snow fall and colder temperatures.

A: Most of treks pass through villages with very simple ablution facilities and farm lands. There is always villages above the trail, so the water should be boiled or treated before consumption. Even clean spring water may contain biological or chemical contamination due to local minerals and be totally harmless to locals, who are used to it’s chemical content but may not be tolerated by tourists. It is wise to avoid non-boiled or untreated water. If it is available, mineral water at the tea houses and lodges are provided at a reasonable cost. So we advice our clients to use only mineral water.

A: Yes. Our trips are fully customizable and you can add extra activity at the time of your booking. If you decide to extend your trip after your arrival in Kathmandu we will be delighted to extend with additional charges. If something comes up and you need to reduce your trip this is acceptable too.

A:We strongly recommend that you bring a soft frameless backpack or sports type bag while traveling in Nepal. Wheeled luggage or suitcases are not suitable for trekking or mountaineering. If you are traveling with internal flights, your luggage should not exceed 23kg.  Please bring a 30-40 liter rucksack for your day use and 60-80 Litter water proof duffel bag for porters or yaks.

A: Satori Adventure always prefer and hire trekking guides who were born in the mountains and surrounding areas of the Himalaya. You're trekking guide will be a local Nepali who will be fluent in English and several Nepali dialects. Satori Adventure can also provide different language speaking trekking guides or supply q western guide if the client prefers. Most of our guides come from the mountainous regions of Nepal, above 3500m. They are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal attitude. In Nepal we have different ethnic communities including: Sherpas, Tamang, Gurung, Magar, Rai and Brahmin who have knowledge about the area, culture, geography, history, flora, fauna, of Nepal. Moreover, we provide guides who have gone through special training programs  including: Trekking guide training, basic and advanced search and rescue, wilderness medicine and are certified by the government of Nepal.

A:There are 3-5 stars hotel accommodations available in Kathmandu. While trekking the accommodation varies depending on the area. In the Khumbu area you will find lots of comfortable lodges and high quality ecolodges. Similarly in the Annapurna area there is a wide choice of lodges. Away from major tourist areas the lodges are much simpler but are improving over time. In the lodges you are expected to bring your own sleeping bag. Lodges will provide blankets and Donnas to keep you warm. 

A:The length of trekking varies and you can find the total length for each day in our itineraries. The itinerary is designed in such a way that the daily distance can be covered by appropriately fit people in 5-7hrs.

A:Nepal is one of the safest countries for trekking and mountaineering in the Himalaya. On all of our trips your well-being is our first priority. We employ experienced staff, who monitor all aspects of the adventure and are familiar with all aspects of travel in remote areas.

A:In major cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini lunch and dinners are not included. This gives you the opportunity to have a choice of foods in different restaurants and cafes. Your breakfast is a part of your hotel accommodation. On the trekking trails, breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided by our company at available teahouses.  In the full board teahouse/lodge or camping trekking the meals are included in the package.  In the tea house accommodation, there is menu system available and you can order your meal. During camping trekking our chef will cook and provide food for you. Normally, our chefs make several types of foods and food preferances available, they include: Vegetarian, continental, European, Chinese and Indian food. Due to the nature of preparing food in the high mountain regions the meals are not at the same quality as they are in major cities. Most of the tea houses have noodles, pasta, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup. Some have Nepalese versions of western food such as pizza and french fries.

A: Food safety is always a big concern when visiting a foreign country. This is why we do our best to choose Lodge (tea houses) and restaurants with clean and sanitary kitchens.  However, we advise our visitors to avoid junk food and hard types of meats when they are in high elevations. During camping treks, we provide a chef to prepare safe and tasty meals with our own set of kitchen utensils as well as hygienic cleaning facilities. The food we serve on camping trips is completely safe.
A:Yes. Most of the tea house/lodges provide phone and camera charging facilities for a small charging fee. They have a range of international outlets. On camping trips or in the base camp you will be able to charge your battery from solar panels or solar charged batteries with an inverter. Satori will provide this equipment.
A:Most of the tea houses in the Annapurna and Khumbu regions have gas or solar systems to heat water. In remote areas they boil the water and provide buckets as showers facilities at a nominal fee.
A: Internet is available in particular locations along the Everest and Annapurna treks. You can also purchase wireless modems such as NCELL, NTC for your notebook and you will be able to use them. Do not expect internet in the remote areas of trekking and climbing.
A:Credit cards are widely accepted in major cities by hotel shops and airlines. There are ATM machines in Kathmandu and Pokhara. However on the treks you must pay cash for the services in local currency. So we advise you to carry cash in the local currency. There are a lot of banks and money changers in particulars cities for exchange.
A: Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Some trekkers tips 05-10% of the total package cost. This is absolutely your choice, make the best of it. Only you can decide this.
A:You need to bring your personal and prescription medicine. We will provide an adequate emergency first aid kit with you're trekking guide or leader.
A: The hospitals are located in Kathmandu and other major cities, so in real emergency you need to get evacuated by helicopter to Kathmandu. This is expensive and therefore it is important that your insurance covers helicopter medical evacuation. There are also some limited clinics along the trek. Like in Everest there is a hospital at Khumjung and Pheriche.  In Annapurna region you will find one at Manang and Jomsom but they are only checking minor sickness and will refer you to a main hospital in Kathmandu or Pokhara for serious injuries.
A:We advise our clients to secure travel insurance at least one week before departing from their country.  Travel insurance is mandatory for all travelers in the Himalaya. You are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before traveling with us and provide details of your insurance to our office. Please make sure you know exactly what you are covered for, remembering that there are many adventure activities available during the tour which may not be covered by basic insurance. Make sure that your travel insurance covers general medical expenses, hospitalizations and helicopter evacuations.
A: Satori Adventures prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our trekking guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. But if a serious emergency happens, then outside help is needed for our staff also. Every client should have their own insurance before coming to Nepal. If an emergency occurs, Satori Adventure will help will the evacuation and further treatments. Please keep in mind that if for any reason your insurance refuse to bear cost the  will initially cover the cost of an evacuation until your insurance company can deliver payment treatment of air transportation you have to bear your own and climb with your insurance.

A: All Satori Adventure trekking guides, chefs, Sherpas and porters are fully equipped and insured. Our employees have been operating in the mountains professional for several years. They have insurance that covers medical evacuation and treatment.

Highlight of Trip

  • Magnificent view of Himalayas
  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Sherpa & Helary Museum
  • Sandy plain of Gorakshep
  • Unforgettable view Mt. Everest
  • Abundant flora and fauna
  • Buddhist monasteries Tengbotche
  • The broad summit of Kalapathar(5,545m)

Route Map:

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An awesome experience

Rishi and the staff at Satori were absolutely great! they went an extra mile to help us successfully complete and enjoy our 3 weeks trek to the Everest Region. Highly recommended! Visited November 2011

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic company and people

I did a trek to Everest Base camp with Satori Adventures and the service was excellent.I highly recommend them for any travels in Nepal - and I cannot wait to be back!

Visited October 2014

 

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

First Winter Experience in Nepal Himalaya

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I have been to Nepal for Trekking and Expedition many times but in the winter this is my first experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. I live a very good winter experience in mountain the organization was good and very professional. Having a trekking in winter time still Everest Base camp it’s wonderful

Visited December 2014

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

EBC trekking and Island Peak trek

While we are planning to go to Nepal for Classic trip, at that time we found the Satori Adventures. They guided us everything, enough to say that everything was great from the first till the last day.while there was delayed flights to /from Lukla at that time Rishi and his staffs arrange the Helicopter or the accommodation and equipment on the way, up to safety en route. Well, Rishi and his Team made sure that all this went well, and nothing was left unattended. What was especially important for me is that Rishi loves mountains and is an experienced trekker himself, plus, all what he promised and all what we agreed prior to the trip, was provided and taken care of respectively. I can recommend Satori Adventures, and I will call Rishi again, next time I plan my trip to Himalaya

Visited April 2014

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Everest Base Camp Trekking

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My second time in Nepal was organized by Rishi and the wonderful team of Satori Adventures. We were seven in the group all were very satisfied with all the services provided during our trek to Everest Base Camp and our stay in Kathmandu.  I especially want to thanks for Rishi and the Team for providing the quality service. Guides Ganfa and Dorjee  and Every Staff of Satori Advenutes. I recommended for this Company who wants to explore theh beauty and adventure that Nepal has to offer.

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Everest Base Camp & Island Peak

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We did EBC Trek and Island Peak Climb, elevation 17,598 feet / 5,364 meters, and a climb of Imja Tse, better known as Island Peak, elevation 20,305 feet / 6,189m and Use Satori Adventures and Expedition.

I was climb mountain and trekking all around the world from last 20 years and found that  The trek was a wonderful adventure. Each day of trekking was inspiring, being surrounded by the spectacular views, and magnificent mountain peaks.

Satori Managements team, Specially Rishi Bhandari, Guides, Sherpa’, porters where very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They helped make my trip a wonderful experience iin the Himalayas. Rishi ensured that my trip requests where fulfilled and the trip was tailored exactly to my needs. I would highly recommend Satori team to use for any expedition in Himalayas!!

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent EBC Gokyo Chola trekking

This is the 3rd time visit Nepal for trekking and also the 3rd time I use the service from Rishi. He provide quick response for all inquiries and very well organised for our trip. Satori Adventure's team was extremely helpful and professional. The success of this trip for all my group (15people) came from their support.

The borrowed equipment (Down jacket, duffle bag and down sleeping bag) were cleaned and working well during trekking.

They provide unexpected service that we did not aware of it; Visiting the camp at EBC and offering to stay the the base camp are very impressive services that we did not expect before.

Highly recommend to all and look forward to using again on my next trip.

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Lovely EBC trek

excellent with the organization.

they waited for us at the airport, eventhough the flight had 5h delay

they ensured all transfers, prepared everything, we had nothing to worry about all through our stay in Nepal.

the lodges selected were nice, with very good food.

the guide on the trek was very kind, attentive and helpful

the views are amazing, the trek si very nice

we that a great time and we recommend it to all!

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wonderful service and unforgettable travel

Everest Basecamp via Gokyo Lakes and Cho-La Pass.

I actually traveled in May 2014 with Rishi's previous company, but he has since set up a new company alone, which I fully support. It was a truly unforgettable trip. Such wonderful people both in Kathmandu and in the mountains. My guide, Lakpa Sherpa, was extremely well qualified for my trek and had summited Everest twice, and almost a 3rd. My porter Subaz was also so lovely and extremely helpful.

My body didn't deal well with altitude towards the top but I was kept safe and the situation was managed extremely well, both by Lakpa at my side and by Rishi over the phone in Kathmandu. Rishi was excellent throughout the planning phase - helpful and quick responses to emails, and tailored a trek for what I wanted to see. The price was extremely reasonable too, and I much preferred paying a local Nepalese company to a UK (or otherwise) based company who are far more expensive and don't feed as much of the payment into the local community. It was one of my favourite trip ever - the people, culture and landscape were a true pleasure to whitness and be part of. My experience was so great that Rishi and I have remained friends since my visit 2 years ago.

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

''ENJOYING MY BIRHTDAY AT WORLD TOP M.EVEREST BASE CAMP ON 26 th APRIL''

I Was Extremely Lucky To Wake-Up At World Top M Everest Base Camp On My Birthday 26 April 2016 I Have Traveled To Nepal Twice Ones In 2014 June With My Family Second Time Last Month Solo Trekked M Everest Base Camp

My E B C Trek Was Not Group Its A Solo With The Guide Porter.Was Very Good And Help Full They Took So Wow Pic To Me They Provide Unexpected Service Visiting M.Everest Base Camp Are Very Impressive Kitchen Tent And Dining Tent Was So Good E B C Stay Service That We Did Not Expect Be For E B C I Also Singing At E B C Guide Was Recorded My Video One Hour Service Are Excellent Good Humble Staff Comfort Zone Provide Accurate Information Will Be Sure You Will Be A Good Hand I Happy Recommend The People Who Want's To Travel Nepal Trekking Hill E B C Rishi Bhandari Sir Very Professional Family-Er &Also Friendly Will Accommodate All Yours Need And The Feel Like Family I Consider Them My Family Way From Home

No Matter How You Have To Walk The Ending Is Always Beautiful And Lovely I Like Service Satori Ad Ventures Pvt Ltd And Its A Memorable.Unforgettable And Incredible Trip To My Hole Life Miss U Nepal Love U Nepal

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Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Everest base camp

My first trip to Nepal was so very beautiful thanks to this wonderful company that made all of my dreams possible on my journey through Nepal. Thank you

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Everest Base Camp -- Wow!

My recent trek to Everest Base Camp was a success thanks to Satori Adventures and Expeditions. Dan Nash and Daniela Liscio (Eat For Sport) prepared me well for the trek and Rishi Bhandari made a logistical nightmare look like a piece of cake. Our guide Rupkaji Thapa Magar knew the area quite well and our porter Jiban Rana Magar made it easy. What a team!

On a scale of 1-10 these guys rate a 12!

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

beautiful journey!

We did a very nice trek last winter, reaching the Everest base camp, then crossing Cho-La pass and return from the valley of Gokyo. Rishi has planned everything very well, welcoming and greetings us like brothers. Our guide Pema sherpa, perfectly knew the territory, and also the customs, the mountains and local flora and fauna. Has always been kind to please our schedule changes, where possible, also visiting other destinations. Thanks to all the team of Satori Adventures! We hope to return soon!

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Trek to EBC - Walk With Kuntal

The best in the business and how...!

The team is professional and kind hearted. The area and locality is their home and everything that they had managed was amazing. They took care of our concerns and necessities like their own and always served with a smile. Keep going...!

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great service

We did everest base camp trek in Nepal with Satori and had an amazing experience. Rishiji,the owner met us personally and took us for a pre as well as post trek dinner at an amazing Japanese restaurant. Bibek our guide and Sunam, our psuedo guide were super helpful throughout the trip and their energy levels were commendable even after a tough day trekking. Would definitely suggest Satori to anyone wanting to explore Nepal through its numerous treks.

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

"Everest Base Camp Trek - Walk with Kuntal & Migma, Organized, Planned & Executed by Mr. Rishi - Satori Adventures"

Nine of us embarked on this once in a life time trek with Satori Adventures Company. The trek was very well planned. The trek leader Kuntal Joisher & Mingma Tenzi Sherpa were the heroes of such a trip, difficult to find faults with them. Places chosen for stay ie. the Lodges & halts were excellent, so was the food available in those places. I would recommend this company because it takes care of planning leaving participants to enjoy hassle free treks. We were extremely impressed with Hiking professionalism with organising the trek and making the whole experience never to forget. Satori was also were very helpful in managing the last minute changes as well and getting us evacuted in chopper during snow storm. Guides and guiding companies are not all the same. The differences lie with the people and their attitudes. Being positive and passionate about their work and the success of their clients is what distinguishes one company from another. It was my personal experience, and what I heard from the others in my group, that sets Satori & Mr. Rishi apart. He made it his business to pay attention to the small things/arrangements that not only makes for a good trek trip, but can make the difference between success and failure. Most important, leaders were positive and fun to be with. Team work and team spirit was the priority with excellent team leaders who were always there to support us. Namaste !!!

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Everest Basecamp trek (Mar 1-15,2017)

They know their job well - this takes care of the anxiety of clients in an extreme climate. Everything well-managed -- right from food to accommodation. Kudos !

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars

perfect organisation of our EBC trek 2017 - we fully recommend them!

Satori took care of the organisation of our trip to Nepal from start to finish, so everything work perfectly, without any worries for us.

They picked us up from the airport, drove us to their hotel, which is nice and peaceful. They organized for us sightseeing trips, in which we were picked up directly from the hotel, guided around the sights, and brought back to the hotel. They also suggested some local restaurants were we could eat safe.

They drove us from the hotel to the airport, where our mountain guide was waiting for us. He took care or all the formalities in the airport, we didn't have to worry about anything, just enjoy. The trek on the mountain was amazing, and our mountain guide Sunil was really helpful, he took care of everything. He was especially helpful with the food, since we are vegan, and he made sure we always got vegan food. The porters were also helpful, carrying our big bags which allowed us to enjoy our trek more. Several times when we needed support on the trek both the mountain guide and some of the porters helped us out. When our trek was over, again the mountain guide took care of everything in the airport, and back in Kathmandu we were taken to the hotel. They took us to a lovely cultural dinner, a really nice place, with local music and dancing. A nice activity to round up our trip. In the end they drove us to the airport, and from there we went home.

So Satori took care of everything we ever needed on our trip in Nepal, and we just enjoyed our trip, having nothing to worry about.

They are serious and trust worthy.

We fullyrecommend them!

Everest Base Camp Trekking
Rated 5 / 5 stars