Satori Adventures provides explorers an amazing opportunity to see the world from a quite higher and different perspective. Everest Base Camp trek is known for its stunning landscapes, alpine forests, Sherpa villages, chortens, and much more. While being in the Khumbu region that is in the North-East part of Nepal, it has made a name for itself as an achievable top of the globe. If you are incredibly excited about splendid mountain views and mesmerizing Nepalese beauty, this trail will broaden your horizons as far as ever possible. That is why it is the ideal destination when traveling in Nepal.
We want you to experience all the beauty the Himalayas offer. All you need is going on Everest Base Camp trek tours provided by Satori Adventures. As a reliable partner and guider in the highest mountain range on Earth, our company arranges all issues associated with the preparation, equipment, safety measures, group formation, and other procedures.
Here, we have a range of Mt. Everest Base Camp trekking itineraries that you can find according to your preferences. With the aim to end up with a never to be forgotten vacation, you to customize the journey as well.
Before plunging into the most exciting adventure that lasts 17 days, get to Lukla from Kathmandu. It will take you only 35 minutes to reach the destination. During the flight, you will admire the spectacular Himalayan scenery, including majestic mountains and local monasteries. Once all members of a trekking group are in Lukla, they will set off to Namche Bazaar (a famous village known as the capital of Sherpa) on foot. The next destination be the Dudh Koshi River and Tengboche. Everest Base Camp trekking is synonymous with spectacular views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru and Lhotse-Nuptse. Also, the area is famous for animal and bird species like red panda, musk deer, snow leopard, bharal, black bear, danfe, monal,and kalij pheasant.
Thus, it will take you 7 days to get to the Everest Base Camp. At the end of the trip, you will have 2 days of spare time in Kathmandu, and visit Thamel, get familiar with the local history, or do some shopping.
There is no fixed price for the Mt Everest Base Camp trek package offered by Satori Adventures. Its cost may vary depending on:
Journey duration. Weather and other conditions may affect how long trekking to the Base Camp lasts. It is 12-17 days.
Season. The cost may be higher in the spring and autumn time.
Package. Satori Adventures offers Luxury, and Budget packages to all trekking enthusiasts.
Trekking types is also the factor that affects the price of the journey. For Everest Base Camp trekking, it’s up to you to choose independent, guide, or all-inclusive type. Your experience while ascending this mountain also depends on people you are with. That is why it is recommended to count on a reputable agency like Satori Adventures.
With all features of the trip in mind, its cost may be from $500 to $10,000. As an option, you can choose the budget package that doesn’t cover food, facilities, and transportation fees when getting from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Although this destination is reachable throughout the entire year, spring and autumn are deemed to be the best seasons for climbing. For those who are planning to visit Khumbu region, it is required to get TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) cards.
It is worth mentioning that Mt Everest Base Camp trek tour doesn’t require sophisticated climbing techniques and considerable experience. In fact, it is a long-distance walk that can be taken by any persistent and physically fit person. With our help along the trail, be sure you will successfully reach the camp. We have already guided people with extra and insufficient weight, kids, and the aged so they can feel all the beauty of the mountain.
You should be ready to take a long walk throughout the Khumbu region. The expedition to the Base Camp means you have to get to the destination from Lukla on foot. Otherwise, you can use helicopter services if you wish.
Everest Base Camp trek is fraught with some difficulties you should be prepared for. After the arrival in Lukla, you will face the challenge of crossing the distance of 65 km (that is 130 km when traveling back). Plus, this area is famous for its uneven terrain and zigzag trails. Cross no less than 5 km a day to stick to the trip schedule.
While getting from Lukla (2,860m) to the camp (5,364m), trekkers may have effects of high altitude. To reach the destination successfully, move at an unhurried pace according to the acclimatization instructions and other rules set by our team.
There is another potential difficulty you may face during the Mount Everest Base Camp trek trip. You should realize that the region will not provide you with delicious food and first-class facilities. However, the expedition will enable you to enjoy Nepalese hospitality and natural beauty to the fullest.
With all trip difficulties in mind, Satori Adventures recommends you to maintain your physical fitness and take exercises regularly before choosing the Everest Base Camp trekking tour. Add cardio and weight-training programs to your routine to train your legs, shoulders, and back. Such activities as swimming and cycling are also of importance to get into shape. Try to walk on foot as often as possible until you can move 5 hours without rest. Besides, you should consume high-protein food to get the most out of its health benefits.
If you need more details about the trip, please browse our website or contact our experts.
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
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
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport & transfer to requested hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4430ft.).
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2650m/ 8695ft.)(4-5hrs) 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.
Satori Adventures could not include the cost of each package in the company website. Most of our clients have the same query i.e. why Satori Adventures had not include the price in the package. To provide your 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 clarified our customers that because of following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:
Please contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.
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 a guideline for the first-time visitors or travelers so 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 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 are 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 a 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’s been 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 file complaints to Nepal Government and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action and advanced payment refund.Hardly any justice is 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.
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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 confirming the trip.We advise you to visit our website for related package and 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.
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 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.
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.
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: 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.
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
We had a great experience with Rishi and the entire Satori team trekking to Everest Base Camp. All arrangements up front, arrival in Nepal, accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trip, and any Adhoc support required, were at the highest standards!
A two outstanding highlights:
- Rishi, who was our main point of contact, arranged on short notice a return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu during one of the busiest seasons, something which is not easy to do
- Deepan and Tenzing, our guide and Porter during the trek, were excellent, very proficient in English, knowledgeable and fun to spend time with as we completed our trip
It was a lifetime experience for us, and we look forward to returning to Nepal and working with Satori for future treks and hikes.
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
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
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
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.
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!!
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.
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 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.
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Sheetal Miniyar Bang
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
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!
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!
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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...!
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.
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 !!!
We participated in the Everest base camp expedition from 15-24 th march from Kathmandu to EBC and back and it was an awesome experience. We had an excellent hospitality by Satori team including Leaders Kuntal Joisher who is an Everest climbed and Mingma Tenzi Sherpa another legend who had made sure that we are fed well and hydrated throughout the trip .
I would like to come again next year same time with few friends of mine to Join Satori team.
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 !
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!
I cannot give enough praise for Satori Adventures.
Rishi is an absolutely incredible host and guide, and now friend! He was extremely helpful in responding to our million questions before the trip. My friends and I like to be very prepared and Rishi thoughtfully and promptly responded to every question we had, whether small or big. He made us feel calm and ready for our trek to Everest Base Camp, and was more than willing to accommodate our request for an extra acclimatization day built into our itinerary. We couldn’t wait to meet him.
Upon arrival to Nepal, Rishi greeted us personally at the airport and immediately made us feel right at home. He took us to the hotel that he owns – the Kathmandu Garden Hotel – which is quite luxurious (air conditioning that works extremely well; crisp, clean sheets; and a clean bathroom). The following day we met our guide for the trip – Ganga – and he brought us around Thamel to pick up a few last-minute supplies and showed us some awesome cultural sites in the city, including the monkey temple and the great Buddha Stupa.
The next day we were picked up bright and early and we started our trek. Again, all the details of our transport and other logistics were taken care of seamlessly by Rishi, which was true of our entire stay in Nepal.
Our entire trek went off without a hitch – all thanks to the careful organization and attentive care by Rishi, the friendly and competent guidance by Ganga, and the strength and tenacity of our porters. We chose the mid-level accommodations, and they were generally wonderful. We got private rooms in every hotel along the trail, and private restrooms in most. We also were extremely grateful to have Ganga as our guide – he was patient, knowledgeable, and very goofy – just like me and my friends.
After our trek was over, we had a few extra days before we had to fly home, so Rishi organized a last-minute trip to Pokhara. We had a blast taking a tour of the city, visiting the World Peace Pagoda, and paragliding (!). Rishi organized everything for us including stay and travel to and from, so everything was a breeze.
Traveling with Satori is the way to go when trekking in the Himalayas – for a reasonable and fair price, you get treated with the utmost care and respect, every last detail is thought through and taken care of, and you will be safe and happy throughout your entire trip! I am very impressed with Rishi and his entire staff. Sending a big DHANYABAD from America! Hugs
Two of my best friends and I trekked to Everest Base Camp in late September - early October of 2017. Everything, from start to finish, was impeccable. Rishi puts his heart and soul into his business, and stops at nothing to make sure everyone is safe and happy. Since this trip was a life dream of mine, I was the point person amongst my friends to book everything. I chose Satori since Rishi answered my (literally) ENDLESS questions promptly, patiently, and thoroughly. I can't stress enough how thoughtful he was: he emailed back and forth with me for months before I even booked anything with his company, placating all my fears and getting me really excited about the trip. So when the time came to select a trekking company, the choice was easy: Satori.
From the moment we arrived in Nepal, we were all blown away by the kindness of everyone around us. I've been to many countries and there's something indefinable and special about Nepal.
Rishi picked us up from the airport at midnight, putting scarves around our necks. From there, we were dropped off at the hotel that he owns, The Garden Hotel. The accommodations were nicer than we expected, and the staff was very attentive and polite.
We met our guide, Ganga, and after a couple nights in Kathmandu we took off for the Everest region. Satori booked our plane tickets and our flight was only delayed by an hour or so - which is insanely lucky, considering the fact that it's not uncommon for flights to be delayed for days at a time due to bad weather. I was VERY nervous about the flight in such a tiny plane, but there was no turbulence at all, just beautiful views of the Himalayas, and a smooth landing into Lukla.
We hit it off with our guide almost immediately - we couldn't have asked for better support. He answered all of our questions, goofed around with us, and gave us encouragement when we needed it most - I would not have made it up Kala Pattar without him. Our porters were also insanely helpful - we would not have made it up there without them, either.
Ganga organized all the logistics for us, making the trek a seamless experience. The Everest region doesn't have roads, and the trail winds through the Khumbu River Valley as you hike through villages. It was so cool to walk through all those villages, see and talk to the local people, and get a feel for the country. I hike in most places I travel, but I've never had an experience like this before, and I can't recommend it enough. There's also something to be said for hiking all day and then eating a hot dinner, taking a shower, and sleeping in a bed. And, to top it all off, we didn't have to worry about bills or bookings - Ganga handled everything.That's pretty much heaven to me.
One of my friends got sick during the trip, and we were all worried it was altitude sickness. Luckily, it was just a stomach bug, and Ganga took us to the local doctor where she got meds and was as good as new in a couple days. Satori gives 2 acclimatization days in their standard EBC trek, but we paid for an extra one since we wanted a cushion. This ended up being vital to our success, since we needed that rest day for my friend to recover. My other friend and I were also happy we had a rest day, since the trek is pretty hard and it's nice to have a day to read, lounge, do yoga, etc. If you have the time and it's in your budget to do so, I recommend having an extra day during your trek. You can always push on if you don't feel like you need it, and then you just have one more free day in Nepal after your trip, which is a win win.
Before I move to the next section of our trip, I want to sing the praises of Ganga one last time. When we were hiking up Kala Patar, I was struggling a lot. There were many moments when I didn't think I'd be able to make it up - I was having a lot of trouble breathing (I have asthma, so I suffer more from shortness of breath at high altitude). Ganga saw me clearly in pain and offered to take my backpack, which I gratefully gave to him. Without him carrying that weight for me, there is no way I would have made it up the last mile. None. He also ended up carrying one of my friend's backpacks as well, and he is the reason we all had the most magical moment of my life: seeing the sun rise over Everest, on a clear beautiful day. I printed and hung one of the photos that we took at sunrise, and look at it every day to remind me of that moment.
Since we had no weather delays, we ended up having a good chunk of time left in Nepal after our trek. Rishi booked an amazing trip to Pokhara for us, really spoiling us by taking care of every detail, no matter how small. We got a tour through the city, and even went paragliding! It was such a fun experience, and we all had an amazing time kicking back and relaxing after the strenuous trek.
I don't think it's possible to have had a better experience, and I can't recommend Satori enough. I am the kind of person who likes to research a topic to death, as a means of placating my anxiety, and I felt 100% safe and happy with Rishi and Satori. Thank you Satori for helping me accomplish my life dream of touching the mountain that has inspired women and men for centuries. I still can't believe I went there, and will treasure the memories forever!