Important notes - EBC Trek
- Day one means arrival day in Kathmandu and last day is the final departure day
- Due to the demands of traveling at high altitudes, a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking between 3-7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 5545 meters.
- A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and is applicable only to nights spent in Kathmandu.
- In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see Day 1 of the itinerary for more details.
- You must bring an emergency fund of 500 USD in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or canceled flights.
- We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
- The minimum age for this trip is 12 yrs at the time of travel.
- Please note that while we try to assist all our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times your leader makes the decision to either delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptom.
Passport and Visa:
- All the travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 125 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.
Medical and health information:
- All travelers need to be good physical health in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully.
- You should consult your doctor for up to date for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you to bring your personal medical kid.
Accommodation while on the EBC trekking:
Accommodation at the local lodge known as Guesthouse is simple but comfortable. Toilet and washing facilities are shared. In the guesthouse, travelers are provided twin sharing rooms with twin beds, mattresses, and pillows. In high season (March to May) and September to November) in places there are few numbers of guesthouses so sometime travelers may do dormitories. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. Remote regions, the guest house does not have a toilet and running water can mean just a hole in the ground. Hot shower facility is available in some guesthouse for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water which is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available in someplace for an additional cost.
By Land: Kathmandu International Airport is the only International airport in Nepal. Since April 2019 will partly close due to repairs runway. So we provide the sharing transport to Ramechhap (Manthali) airport for your Lukla flight. However, construction should be completed before July 2019. From August the regular flight to Lukla will be started from Kathmandu.
By Air: Kathmandu to Lukla flights are often delayed due to the poor weather condition. All travelers are suggested to have a few backup days in the end to catch your International flight. If the flights keep canceling then you have the option to take a charter Heli flight and that will cost about 500 USD per person on a sharing basis. This also depends on the number of people. So make sure you have prepared your emergency fund just for in case. All the domestic flight has a strict weight limit. 10Kg of your baggage and 5Kg hand luggage are included in your tickets. Excess baggage will be charged at your own expenses.
Phone and Internet services:
Most of the hotels in Kathmandu offer free Wi-Fi with an excellent connection. While trekking Wi-Fi may be available in the teahouse for a small cost. The higher you go the more use of Wi-Fi and the internet will cost and likely the shower the speed. Remember your room may not have an electrical outlet. You have to share in the dining hall for your recharge.
Safety: Nepal is safe for travel destinations in the world. Just to be sure travelers are suggested to have their neck belt money wallet while traveling, for the safe keeping of your money, passport, and some valuable items. During your trip, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure.
Altitude sickness: Altitude sickness is a hazard, including on the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest Base Camp treks and more.. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with signs and symptoms before you leave and observe your own health during your trek.
Altitude sickness is a life-threatening fetal disease. Higher than 2,500m are at a risk of altitude sickness even though they are physically fit. It is important to be aware of these symptoms you may encounter.
Periods of sleeplessness, Occasional loss of appetite, Vivid, wild dreams at around 2,500-3,800m in altitude, Unexpected momentary shortness of breath day and night, Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally, Blocked nose, Dry cough, Mild headache, and Vomiting …
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy or experience other symptoms please share with your group and guide for the necessary evacuation.
Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is compulsory for our EBC Trek. Make confident your insurance covers you for your planned activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m if this is included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services, and helicopter evacuation costs.