Everest Base Camp Trekking

Based on 5 Reviews
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:14
  • Start Point:Lukla
  • End Point:Lukla
  • Trip Grade:Challenging, Strenuous
  • Max Elevation:5545 m/ 18192 ft
  • Accommodation:Comfortable lodges
  • Transportation:Flight/Cars
  • Max Group Size:2 to 15 pax
  • Best Time:March, April, May/September, October, November
  • Trip Code:EBC100

Trip Highlights

• Stunning view of Mount Everest from the top of Kalapathar.
• Getting to Mount Everest Base Camp and setting your foot step at the base of the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest.
• Experiencing the Sherpa hospitality and knowing about their life through the eyes of MHT
• Sherpa home visit and experiencing their cuisine
• Visiting the villages of the Sherpa mountaineers
• Visiting the Sherpa monasteries on the way
• Experiencing the comfortable local lodges and enjoying delicious food cooked by the lodge chef
Complimentary hot showers
• Warm hospitality of MHT staff and incredible knowledge of our trip leader regarding history and culture
Utmost safety and hygiene matters
• Both ways Everest Mountain flight to trek put in point and to put out point
 

Overview

Everest Base Camp trekking leads to the base of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. Popularly known as EBC trek, it has become a dream destination for many travelers especially, if they are trekking in Nepal for the first time. Yearly, Everest Region attracts thousands of trekkers from all over the world and most of them are aiming to do a trek to Everest Base Camp. During the main season, March/April, October/November, the trail to Everest Base Camp gets over crowded with people and that makes it quite difficult for the individual trekkers to find the lodges on their own. Despite of being the busy trail, the beautiful view of the mountains never fails to mesmerize people with its utmost beauty.

The trek to Everest Base Camp passes through some of the most beautiful Sherpa Villages and monasteries which are within boundaries of Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park is a home for red pandas, musk deer’s, snow leopards, mountain goats, Himalayan black bears, wolfs, wild dogs, wild cats and over 119 different species of birds that includes, Impheyan Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant, Blood Pheasant, Tibetan snow cock and Brahamini ducks. The National Park was declared as UNESCO World Heritage site in 1976 for its importance of being culturally and environmentally very sensitive region. It contains the upper catchments of some of the major rivers that feed the people down the valley for the irrigation purpose to their farmlands and as the river flows further down it dissolves into the Ganges in India making it a life to the millions.

Everest Base Camp trek allows you to follow the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary. Your journey starts with culturally rich Kathmandu Valley exploring the age old temples and palaces. The humble greetings of the Nepalese as Namaste, their friendliness and warm hospitality is something you will always remember after visiting Nepal. Not only that, Kathmandu is a place to try different types of cuisines. We have multinational hotels and restaurants which gives travelers wide range of choices. The most popular food in Nepal is Dal Bhat, Newari Khaja and Momos. Got to try these.

Everest Base Camp trekking allows us to experience the exhilarating flight to Lukla airport. In this short flight the view of the Himalayas is stunning. Lukla is a beautiful small town village and is a starting point for a trek to Everest Base Camp and any other treks in the Everest Region. Before tourism flourished, Lukla used to be a sheep pasture land, now a days, it thrives with tourism. Dotted with traditional Sherpa villages with beautiful mountain views in the background, the glacier river Dudh Koshi (Milk River) flows down the valley making it a perfect setting.

The fluttering of Buddhist prayer flags in a pristine mountain wind, the spinning of prayer wheels and walking on left of the Mani Stones in every opportunity with the most powerful and sacred Buddhist Mantra ‘OM MANI PADME HUM’ inscribed, this brings a social harmony and a good luck to all the sentient beings in the universe. Our trail passes through several suspension bridges over on the beautiful Dudh Koshi and Imja river. The Sherpas believe in tying the prayer flags on the bridges which due to its strong current of wind flutters the prayer flags, carrying the prayers to heaven. The air is lifted with a very pleasant smell of juniper and snow rhododendron dried leaves which Sherpas burn every morning and evening in order to purify the air and cast out all the evils. It becomes very meditative when they do the Buddhist chanting.

After getting to Namche Bazaar, from here on the views will only get better and better. The whole of Khumbu Valley opens up. Mount Everest, Lhotssue, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and all the surrounding mountains comes into prospectus. Namche Bazaar is one of the biggest town in the Khumbu valley where trekkers can enjoy the German Bakery items to their delight. Namche Bazaar is also a very popular hub for the trekkers to indulge in a bar to enjoy celebratory drinks. One of the biggest market is conducted here at Namche Bazaar on every Friday and Saturday where people from different corners of the Khumbu Valley will visit the market place for their weekly shopping. The caravans of ponies, dzopkyos and human porters will supply all the commodities that are needed for the Saturday market. It would be surreal to see some of the porters carrying more than 120 kg (240 pound) of weight on their back.

The Khumbu Region bestows with a blessing of the most powerful mountain God, Khumbila. The deity resides above Namche Bazaar where there are a hidden secret, a mystical villages of Khumjung and Khunde. The villages at Khumjung and Khunde are dotted with typical Sherpa houses with their roofs painted all in green. The Sherpas worship the mountains and there they believe resides the Mountain Gods. They offer the prayers to the mountains every day and this can be witnessed at the time of mountain climbing expedition where they offer a puja (prayer) before climbing. Sherpas are Buddhist and a non violent people so any of animal killings are not allowed above Lukla. Meat product had to be brought up from the villages below Lukla.

From Namche the trail advances to the beautiful Tengboche monastery where the legends attached to it. Lama Sanga Dorje, spiritually a very powerful monk from the Khumbu valley, at one time was meditating on top of one of the rocks, where he slipped his feet and left his foot print on the rock he was meditating. He blessed that place, sometime in the future there will be a very big monastery. As a result we see a beautiful Tengboche monastery exactly to the location where the Monks feet was slipped. The Tengboche name in Sherpa language stands for foot print. The mountain views from the monastery site are simply mind blowing.

Further up a valley we pass through Pangboche which is one of the oldest villages of Khumbu Region. Before an establishment of the village, at one time Lama Sanga Dorje was doing a long meditation for months, at that time Yeti used to come and provide him some food. Later on when the Yeti died, he placed a Yetis scull and a hand bones in the monastery. The monastery still possesses a Yeti scull which the Sherpas proudly claim it to be real.

Leaving behind a tree line, our trail proceeds further up to an arid and sandy valley of Pheriche. Himalayan Rescue Association health post is located here catering the needs of trekkers suffering from altitude sickness. Every evening Acute Mountain Sickness talk will be presented by the western doctors. The high altitude will start to kick in as we climb further up, when body receives only 50 percent of oxygen. So this is when our body is not functioning properly so got to take it easy and drink plenty of fluid at least 4 liters a day.

All the lodges on the trail would provide Nepalese and Sherpa cuisine in a regular basis. You will also have a choice of western cuisine. The lodges that we use on the trail are carefully handpicked. Mystic Himalaya Trekking always makes sure that our clients and staffs are well treated at the lodges we stay at. Most importantly the food and drinks supplied at the lodge we stay are hygienic. The accommodations would be basic but very comfortable and all have western style toilets. The lodges will also have shower facilities. Every evening the lodge dining hall would be heated for at least 3 to 4 hours to maintain warmth.

On our way up to Lobuche we will visit the memorial place where there is a memorial stone of Scott Fischer, Babu Cheri Sherpa and many other mountaineers those who have lost their lives in climbing Everest. After Lobuche we will follow a course of Khumbu glacier and eventually will get to Gorekshep which is a small town in a middle of nowhere. After Gorekshep, time to visit the place what we have been waiting for so long. It is time to step our foot at Everest Base Camp.

We finally reach our dream destination, Everest Base Camp. During spring season Everest Base Camp will be crowded with hundreds of climbers trying to get to the summit of Everest. After enjoying our moments at EBC and Kalapathar, we retrace our trail back to Namche Bazaar for a celebration party and descend further down to Lukla. Mystic Himalaya Trekking itinerary is designed in a way that gives you enough time for acclimatization.

The lodges Mystic Himalaya Trekking uses in the Everest Base Camp trekking is carefully handpicked after many years of scrutiny. We always make sure that our valued guests and staff are well taken care of in the lodges we stay at and luckily we have been able to maintain that. When traveling with Mystic Himalaya Trekking you will experience a quality service, a service that outstands you from other fellow trekkers. 

The lodges we use on the trail are comfortable and are with the best hospitality. Our priorities will always be your safety and we are ready to exceed to any limit to make your holiday experience the best one. In all the lodges we follow the hygiene rules very strictly always making sure that you get the best quality food. Most importantly, the lodges you will be staying will have western toilets and shower facilities. All we can say is Mystic Himalaya Trekking is very committed to service. Join us and experience the difference.

Follow the foot steps of Tenjing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary in a true hospitality of Sherpa culture. Everest Base Camp trek gives you the best experience of visiting Tengboche Monastery, setting your foot steps at Everest Base Camp, climbing Kalapathar for the most beautiful panoramic views of the Mount Everest and all the surrounding peaks. You will be blown away by the beauty of the nature.

Detail Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu. Your trip leader or the office representative will meet you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Arrangements will  be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down jacket in the early evening and the trek briefing will be delivered. Welcome dinner is organized at 7 pm in one of the traditonal Nepali restaurants and this is a great opporttunity to get acquainted with the fellow group members before the trip. Overnight at Kathmandu.(Dinner)

We take a bus / car to the domestic terminal of Ramechap Airport for the 30 minutes flight to Lukla. As we land we become struck by the scale of huge peaks that surround the village which is only a taste of what is to come. We will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew load your trekking luggages. To assist with acclimatization, we allow 2 days for the walk up to Namche Bazaar. It is a ver short walk today only 2 and half hours to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. We meet many porters from the south ferrying supplies to Namche Bazaar. The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months when the flowers are in bloom. We cross the Dudh Kosi at Benkar where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow peaks Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku. From here it is only a short walk to Monjo where we arrive in time for lunch. After lunch we pass through the gates of Sagarmatha National Park. We will then cross the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi on a high sespension bridge and climb steeply for about two hours to reach Namche Bazaar. This is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu region. In the past many Tibetan traders use to cross the near by Tibetan border  and sell their stuff at Namche market. Now the market is only limited for the local merchants. From Namche just across the valley to the east stand the peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega, both very impressive mountains. Overnight at Namche. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,450 m. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike to Everest View Hotel, before the clouds move in, will reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and the beautiful Mount Ama Dablam. On your way down, you can visit the Sherpa museum that houses and exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography displayed by a local Nepalese naturalist. One room highlights the rich Sherpa culture and the other room exibits the climbing history and displays the pictures of all the mountaineers especially of those who have climbed Everest. After visiting the museum we return back to our lodge. Overnight at Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

We descend into the deep DudhKosi Gorge – one of the most beautiful valley walks on earth and to a fir forest where we begin to climb steeply to the site of the famous Tengboche Monastery. Destroyed by a fire in early 1989, the monastery has been completely rebuilt. Tengboche monastery is the spiritual center of the Khumbu and a training center for new monks. The Rimpoche of Thyangboche resides here and the area is considered holy and nothing may be hunted or killed. Expeditions to the world’s tallest peaks have traditionally stopped here to receive the blessing of the high lama. We will have time to visit the monastery and get the blessing from one of the high monks. Our descent from Thyangboche is only half an hour down to this beautiful village named Debuche for lunch and overnight stay at the same place. For those who are interested in visiting the Buddhist nunnery then it is close by. Overnight at Debuche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)

Today we head down to cross the ImjaKhola (River) on a nice metal bridge. The picture of AmaDablam from this bridge is just fantastic. From here we continue our trek to Pangboche. The hike along the ImjaKhola is very scenic. Arriving at the top of the ridge, AmaDablam and the great massif of Mount Everest hovers majestically above us. The spirituality and scenic value of the site never fails to impress. We stop for lunch at Orsho which is located on a beautiful pasture land and provides a spectacular view of Mount Amadablam. After lunch we ascend gradually, high above the ImjaKhola, contouring up the valley side, we will cross the Khumbu river and turn up the Khumbu Valley to reach the picturesque village of Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner) 

 

In accordance with our program of careful acclimatization, we spend a rest day at Pheriche. Your guide will advise on optional activities today. There is the option of taking a light acclimatization hike up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region. Or just relax around the lodge compound and write in your journal. There may be opportunities to visit the Pheriche hospital. Overnight at Pheriche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)

As we gain altitude, it is important to move at a slow, steady pace. From Pheriche the trail traverses through meadows before continuing along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Views of peaks, such as Amadablam, Cholatse, Tabuche and Lobuche will stay with us all along the trail in this contrasting and spectacular landscape. We eventually reach Thugla situated below the Khumbu Glacier. The trail from Thugla starts steeply to climb up to the top of the moraines. On the crest of the ridge, you pass a line of memorial cairns, built in memory of the Sherpas and climbers who have died on various Everest expeditions over the last 50 years. From here the view is spectacular, Pumori ,Lingtren , Khumbutse and Lobuche are seen. After a few hours the track eventually leads to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at the foot of Lobuche Peak. Overnight at Lobuche. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)

About 3 hours of walk along the boulder fields and glacier debris to the edge of the Khumbu Glacier then continue up to Gorekshep nestled under the snow covered summit of Pumori and the sheer west face of Nuptse. We stop very briefly at Gorekshep for light lunch before we proceed to Everest Base Camp which takes another 3 hours. Our trail from Gorekshep contours along the valley side that leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble. Keep an eye on your Sherpa guides and fellow trekkers on this section. Spring is the time to see and meet some of the best mountaineers in the world who all will be stationed at Everest Base Camp. So you kind of feel lucky just to be there and be a part of the experience. From the Base Camp we will be able to see the notorious Khumbu Ice Fall that flows from the Western Cwm, which is regarded as technically the hardest and most dangerous section of the mountain. We return back to Gorekshep for a overnight stay. (Breakfast/lunch/dinner)

In the morning crisp we will climb Kalapathar for the better views of the Everest and the surrounding mountains. From the top of Kalapathar we can have a birds eye view of Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu icefall. The view of Everest is stunning from the top of Kalapathar. We will spend some time taking pictures and descend down to Gorekshep for hot drinks. We descend further down to Lobuche for lunch. After lunch we get to the snout of Khumbu glacier; here at this place the Sherpas have made the memorial ground for all the mountaineers, those who died while climbing Everest. After the memorial place we make a steep descend to Thukla and cross Khumbu Khola on a metal bridge an descend further down to the open valley of Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

We cross the Khumbu Khola and then descend to the small settlements of Orsho and Shomare. A little bit further down we get to Pangboche which is one of the major permanent villages in the Khumbu region.We follow the course of Imja Khola and cross the metal bridge and very soon we get to Debuche. From Debuche it is just 30 minutes of climbing through birch, silver fir and rhododendron forest to the ridge where Thyangboche monastery is located. We stop here for lunch and spend time taking pictures at the monastery with Everest and Amadablam in the background before descending through forest to the bridge over the DudhKoshi at PhunkiTanga. We then climb and contour around the hillside to Sanasa. From Sanasa our trail contours around the Shyangboche hill and finally gets to the thriving Namche village. If you wish you can celebrate with a glass of beer in one of the pubs here. Overnight at Namche. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Today is our last day of trekking. What goes up must come down and that follows in our todays itinerary. The first section of the walk is to descend all the way down to the valley bottom where we cross the suspension on a high bridge and after that the trail pretty much undulates. Retracing our footsteps we leave behind Sagarmatha National Park and continue on to Phakding  where we stop for lunch. After lunch it is only a short walk along the valley before we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Evening at Lukla is free to relax and enjoy the hot shower. A farewell dinner may be followed by a few celebratory driks with our Sherpa friends and crew. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

We rise early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of your aircraft for the flight back to Ramechap Airport. Our office representative will meet us at the airport and will transfer to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. (Breakfast)

Our office representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transportations
  • 2 nights twin/double sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis in 2 to 3 star hotel
  •  All domestic flights with airport departure tax
  • Sagarmatha National Park Trek Permit
  •  Home hosted meal with the Sherpa family
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card
  • Friendly, experienced and knowledgeable English speaking trip leader
  • Friendly and reliable porters to carry your duffel bags. We guaranty the safety of your duffle bags through out the trip
  •  All meals in the trek including breakfast, lunch and dinner with morning and afternoon cup of tea/coffee
  •  Free use of duffle bag, down jacket and inner liner
  •  Toilet rolls
  • A complimentary Mystic Himalaya trekking duffel bag
  • Trek map
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • All staff insurance.

Cost Excludes

  • Your international flights.
  • Visa fees and visa extension costs.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Personal expenditure, bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • Tipping at the end of the trip for the trek staff.
  • Lunch and evening meals at Kathmandu.
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  •  Travel insurance.
  • Optional trips.
  • Charges incurred as a result of flight delays or cancellation which is beyond Mystic Himalayas control. Although we do provide insurance letter with which you can claim to your insurance company.
  • Anything not mentioned in the trip cost included list.

Cost and Dates

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9th March, 202022nd March, 2020US$1495Available Book Now
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juanofdbucketliz,
Philippines

EBC 2018 – Amazing

I completed the Everest Base Camp trek with my wife and two great friends in October 2018. The trip was amazing with some of the best scenery on the planet. The Nepalese people are wonderful and so welcoming to visitors. Our trip and itinerary was perfectly put together by Binoy and the team at Mystic Himalaya and the trek superbly guided by Chogyal. This was my second EBC trek organized by Binoy and we’re already planning our return in 2020 to explore the Annapurna region. I highly recommend Mystic Himalaya Trekking and look forward to my next trek with them.
549scottw,
Sunshine Coast, Australia

Amazeballs

After my husband's 12 years of incessant nagging, I finally agreed to trek to Everest Base Camp. Having kept in contact with Binoy from his last trek 16 years ago, we had the privilege of trekking with Mystic Himalaya. The professionalism and care shown by the Mystic team was outstanding. From the moment we were picked up from the airport, to the moment we were dropped back, we were completely taken care of. Everything was so well organised, and our trekking crew, Chogyal, Pemba, Buddhi and Sujan were fantastic, every step of the way. We will definitely be back.
TryhardTravelBug,

Wonderful trip to Nepal

We recently went on a trek and tour with Mystic Himalaya Trekking. It was one of the most adventurous and fun trips we have ever been on. One of the owners and our trekking guide named Binoy was the absolute best. I can’t even begin to say how informative he was about the area and how he attended to our every need. He has his own personal crew that hauled our bags and they cooked all our meals. They were so delicious. I would recommend anyone considering going on a trek to Nepal to check them out. I can’t imagine anyone else could be better than they were. Thanks for a memorable and amazing trip.
Brad and Vicki Godfrey,

Absolutely the best Nepal Guides

My son and I had the privilege of trekking with Pranoy and Pemba in the Mustang district, and it was an amazing experience. What sets the Mystic Himalaya experience above other treks is the depth of cultural knowledge and history that the guides have to offer. In addition to breathtaking scenery, we got a fascinating look at the history, architecture, and culture of that region, presented by a guide who is articulate and very well-educated in his field. And let's talk about logistics. We managed to hit the tail end of the monsoon season and got a LOT of rain. With limited time (only one week), our Plan A was to fly to Jomsom and start trekking there. Since planes weren't flying (and didn't for 3 more days), Pranoy got us a driver. We drove for a day and were halted by a massive landslide. Pranoy came up with a new itinerary, and we got some spectacular hiking on our way to Jomsom. With each new "obstacle," Pranoy came up with a new plan and we had a superb trek. We were joking that we went through Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, etc. and were on Plan E by the end. Every bit of it was gorgeous and a lot of fun! With all of those changes, we felt safe and extremely well cared-for. Food was excellent -- supervised and sometimes prepared by Pemba. Accommodations were very comfortable and exceeded expectations. Best of all, Pranoy stayed in constant communication with locals and other guides to ensure our safety every step of the way. With this team, you are working with real professionals that have guided for National Geographic. I wouldn't trek with anyone else -- they are the best!
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Most Common FAQs

Is Mystic Himalaya Trekking a licensed Trekking Company?
Yes, we are a registered trekking company incorporated with the Ministry of Tourism Government of Nepal. We have been organizing holiday tours, treks and expeditions for our clients for last 7 years.
How do I book a trip with you?
After you have decided the trip, the next step is to fill up the form and send it to us. Then we will advise you to send us the advance deposit to our account. The remaining amount you can pay to us, if possible, 30 days prior to the trip, if not at least 15 days prior. You can also pay it through credit or debit card at the time of arrival. 4% service charge is applicable to all the card payments. Or you can also pay to us in cash in US$. Make sure your dollar notes are not tear, no any pen marks or sketching. Older than 20 years series notes are also not accepted in Nepal. So the printing year must be from 2000 onwards.
How far in advance do I need to book?
To be on a safer side at least 6 months in advance or earlier booking is good for us. However booking 3 months prior to the trip we will still be in a comfortable zone. Your advance deposit we need is to secure your domestic flight tickets and hotel accommodations well in advance because normally during the season time the chance of getting rooms and flight tickets is very slim.
When is the final payment due?
If possible 30 days prior to the trip and if not at least 15 days prior. You can also pay it through credit or debit card at the time of arrival. 4% service charge is applicable to all the card payments. Or you can also pay to us in cash in US$. Make sure your dollar notes are not tear, no any pen marks or sketching. Older than 20 years series notes are also not accepted in Nepal. So the printing year must be from 2000 onwards.
Does you Group Leaders (Guides) and staff speak English?
All our Group Leaders (Guides) speak excellent English. Most of them have received university degrees. Our porters and sherpas speak minimum English.
What are the equipments that you provide for the trek?
The equipments that we provide are warm sleeping bag, down jacket, inner liner and water proof duffel bag. In expeditions we provide almost all the climbing equipment’s.
Generally how big the groups are?
To be in a comfortable zone and to cater our personalized service to every individual we try to minimize the group size as much as we can. Normally our big group comprises of maximum 15 people and the minimum of 2 people. Having said that we have also organized a group size of 25 people without a hitch. We also do organize private trips for just one person.
Can I organize my own private group?
Yes, we do organize private groups of friends and family, school and college groups, corporate organizations group and many more. We can easily handle the group size of 2 people to more than 50 people at a time. In the bigger groups we will involve more staff to make sure no one gets neglected.
What about family trips? I am planning to travel with my children.
Yes we do organize family trips. We have designed some special family trip itineraries, suitable for the children. We do both lodge treks and the camping treks. Please contact our expert for this.
Are there any age limits?
There are no any age limits as such for traveling in Nepal. The youngest we have taken in trek is 7 years old and the oldest we have taken is 75 years old. It depends on where you are trekking and in what altitude. Nepal provides a wide range of trekking destinations. Some are the low land treks with equally beautiful mountain views complimented with a rich local culture. At the same time we have high altitude treks which can be quite challenging at times. So that’s why Nepal fits in all groups of travelers.
What are the activities done in a family trip?
There are multiple activities that you can do in a family trip. You can do some sightseeing tours in Kathmandu along with some short camping or lodge treks. Other things can be done are staying at nearby resorts in the Kathmandu, Pokhara or Bandipur where the kids can play in the garden and enjoy the surrounding village life with beautiful mountain views. You can also do Everest mountain flight, river rafting, jungle safari, paragliding and many more.
What are the safety majors that you take for student groups?
We provide top safety majors for the student groups. Our professionalism and versatility in dealing with different age groups of people is a credit that we take and actually it comes from lots of experience and maturity. Over the years dealing with many different nationalities and college groups now we stand in a position where we can guaranty the best holiday experience for both school and college groups. For more details on this please do email us.
Do you organize student group?
Yes, we do organize student groups. The level of safety is guaranteed. All our leaders are medically well trained and very knowledgeable about the local culture and tradition. To keep them updated every year Mystic Himalaya Trekking organizes Leadership and Medical course. Cook and other staff get a separate training regarding hygiene and safety major.
What are the safety majors that you take for elderly people?
For the elderly people we design a special itinerary. In Nepal we have wide range of trekking options and the good thing is all the trekking destinations are of equal beauty where you can enjoy the good mountain views and the trail passes through local Nepali villages that really enriches your experience. Even with some popular treks like Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp we increase the number of days for you to be in a comfort zone. Our intentions are always to give you the best experience of Nepal. So we do believe in a personalized service to all our clients. When you book the trips we get all the details from you and in the course of our interaction we will get more information from you about your fitness etc. and also we will be advising you more on exercise that you need to do before you venture into any trips with us. For the elderly people we organize both camping and lodge treks. Now a days we have also started doing luxury lodge and camping treks. For more details on this please do email us.
What kind of safety do you ensure for lady adventurists?
We are registered with the Ministry of Tourism of Nepal and we conduct our programs as per the guidelines laid by the Ministry of Tourism, thus our safety and security measures are highly recommendable.
How fit do I have to be for an adventure travel holiday?
A reasonable fitness level is mandatory for trekking in Nepal. You should be ready for 6 to 7 hours of walk every day in up and down terrains of the Himalayas. This includes steep uphill with lots of switch backs, uphill climb with steps, gradual uphill, flat and long descend. So you need to prepare for all these challenges. Walking up the hills in your home town with 5 to 6 kilos in your backpack would be a very good practice or you can also practice climbing up the steps with your back pack for several times. For mountaineering expeditions you need to be fitter.
Do I get a porter to carry my luggage in the trek?
Yes in all our trips your porter will be carrying your duffle bag for you. In your day pack all you need to carry is your camera, sun screen, sun glass, sun hat, water bottle and one layer of warm clothing in case if it gets cold during the day. So your back pack weighs not more than 5 kilos.
What level of comfort can I expect?
Lodge Trek: The lodges we use on the trail are carefully handpicked where you will feel the atmosphere of being at home. Over the years we have built up a good relationship with the lodge owners along the trail and they are more than happy to accommodate us to their lodge. The lodges we use on the trail have twin sharing rooms with western style communal toilet. Hot shower will be on request. Food menu is long and extended that covers the items from pizza to typical Nepali food giving you a wide range of choices. Camping Trek: In all our camping trips you will have your own personal chef, kitchen crew and all camping logistics. So the quality of food is guaranteed. It will be a three course meal with lots of varieties in each meal. Camping treks are conducted in two different styles, lodge camping and tented camping. The lodge camping trek means staying in the local lodges but the food will be prepared and served by your own chef and the kitchen crew. Tented camping trek means sleeping in the tents on beautiful locations and the food will be prepared by your own personal chef and the kitchen crew. In tented camping trek we use Mountain Hardware tents. On top of that we carry folding chairs with back and arm rest support, dinning tent, dining table, kitchen tent, toilet tent with toilet seat etc. For your comfort we will be providing you a thick Dunlop mattress and a sleeping pillow. Luxury Trek: Luxury trek defines staying in top notch lodges along the trail. These lodges are very unique in character and represents the people and culture of that particular region. The warm hospitality of the lodge staff and the mouth watering cuisine prepared by an efficient lodge chef will definitely tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy the luxury of having a spacious room with a private bathroom, overlooking the great mountain views. We also do luxury tented camping trek that combines with an experience of staying in luxury lodges. To know more about this please do email us.
How safe is it?
Your safety is always our first priority. Being in the mountains you are exposed to so many odds. There are numerous life threatening situations you might encounter on the trail. So being with the right company it really matters. At Mystic Himalaya Trekking we have medically well trained trip leaders who are very experienced and knowledgeable about the mountain hazards and they are very well acquainted about the areas you visiting. All our staff are very hospitable and helpful so they will always be there for you. Over the years we have built up a very good relationship with the locals on the trail so they remain always helpful to us.
Do I need to take visa for my trip?
For the Nepalese visa you can apply it online at least 15 days prior to the trip. For this you will require your hotel address in Nepal and the digital version of your passport size photo that you can upload to the application. Once you have submitted the form, print out the confirmation receipt and show this to the Immigration officer upon arrival along with your passport and the proper amount to pay for your visa. Other way of applying for visa is by visiting or sending your passport to the near by Nepalese embassy in your country along with the visa fees and the passport size photos. Another option is to get the visa on arrival at the airport. It will be a long line but it is possible to get. All you need is your passport, 2 passport size photos and the proper amount of visa fee in US$ • Single entry visa valid for 15 days will cost $ 30 • Single entry visa valid for 30 days will cost $ 50 • Single entry visa valid for 90 days will cost $ 125
What vaccinations do I need?
According to World Health Organization’s the main recommended vaccinations for Nepal are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis. Boosters are also recommended for Tetanus, Polio, Mumps, and Measles. Depending on your travel plans, you may also consider inoculations against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies. This is especially important if you have young children, are coming for an extended period of time, working in health care, or visiting rural areas and the Terai. It is highly recommended you carry insect repellent in order to avoid mosquito bites. Please do consult your doctor before you travel.
Do I need to get travel insurance?
A medical insurance that covers theft, loss and medical problems is an excellent idea to get before you travel to Nepal. It is advisable to get the policy that covers your medical bill and helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency. Make sure the policy you buy makes an upfront payment to all the hospital bills. If your policy doesn’t do direct payments to the hospital then you need to collect all the bills and later on you can claim to your insurance company.
What standard of hotels should I expect?
Mystic Himalaya Trekking believes in giving you the best hotel accommodations. All the hotels that we use are very characteristic and start rated hotels. Keeping in mind it is within a close proximity to all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and some of the sites are even within a walk able distance.
While in trek what standard of accommodation and food should I expect?
Adventure Group Accommodation: The standard of accommodations in the trek is very basic but at the same time very comfortable. All the rooms are twin bedded so we will fit in two people in one room (unless single supplement has been requested) and we have western style communal toilet. Hot shower will be on request. Over the years the quality of food has really gone up so enjoy some of the best local delicacies along with continental and Chinese food. Discovery Group Accommodation: In our tented camping trips we provide you Mountain Hardware tents which are considered to be the best quality tents in the adventure world or you opt to do the lodge accommodations trek with camping facilities. In tented camping trips for your comfort we are providing you a thick Dunlop mattress, warm sleeping bag, inner liner and a sleeping pillow. All the camping sites will be on beautiful locations with the best mountain views. In the camping lodge trek we will accommodate you whenever possible in a comfortable rooms with attached bathrooms, other times will have to adjust with a communal toilets. In tent and lodge camping trips we will provide you a personal chef and a kitchen crew who will prepare three course meals with lots of varieties in each meal. Top quality hygiene is guaranteed in this style of trekking. Luxury Group Accommodation: You will be staying in top notch lodges along the trail. These lodges are very unique in character and represent the people and culture of that particular region. The warm hospitality of the lodge staff and the mouth watering cuisine prepared by an efficient lodge chef will definitely tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy the luxury of having a spacious room with a private bathroom, overlooking the great mountain views. We also do luxury tented camping trek that combines with an experience of staying in luxury lodges. Most of the luxury lodges have beautiful gardens for your recreation. To know more about this please do email us.
I am a vegetarian or have special dietary needs, is that a problem?
We cater to the dietary needs of every individual, whether you are vegetarian, or like to have vegan or gluten free diets, or you are allergic to some particular food. So it is not a problem at all.
What are the provisions for safe drinking water in the trek?
In all our Camping (Discovery Group) and Luxury treks we will provide you properly boiled and filtered water for drinking purpose. In Adventure Group style of trekking you will have to buy hot water from the lodges or you can also carry the iodine tablets for water purification.
What about environmental impact?
Environmentally we are very conscious and emphasize great deal on protection of nature, care and conservation of the beautiful trails of the Himalayas. Nature has its own way of cleansing and recycling, so we do not want to intercept her action by strictly adhering to the disposal mannerism – this we practice through strict policy of anti – littering and single file walking in a trek. From 2020 as being a responsible trekking company we have banned the use of all plastics.
What is included in my holiday?
It is our aim to ensure that we incorporate as many inclusions as possible in your trip to minimize any out of pocket expenses while you are away. Please refer to our ‘What is Included/Excluded’ page.
Are there any hidden extras and surcharges?
There are no any hidden extras or surcharges. Please refer to ‘What is included/excluded page.’
How much money do I need for the trip?
It is advisable if you carry US$ 20 per day to buy alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages in the trek. In the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara you will be spending about US$ 15 to $ 20 for each meal in reasonably good restaurants. So calculate with $ 20 into the number of days in the trek and that will give you a figure. If you intend to do any shopping on the trail then you will have to carry extra more. Please also refer to ‘What is included/excluded section. Please do email us to know more about this.
Should I need to tip the local guide and the porters?
Our staff work very hard and as a token of thanks and mark of appreciation for the “job well done” it is advisable to do some tipping for your guide and porters. If you need more information on this then please do email us.
Will I be able to do any laundry?
With a little payment, laundry services are available in the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. On the trek you can do your laundry on your own. It is advisable not to wash your cloths in higher elevations as it will never get dry. For more information please do email us.
Will I be able to take shower in the trek?
Hot showers are available in trek. Please do email us for more info.
Can I bring gifts for the people in the villages?
Yes definitely you can bring gifts for the villagers. If it is a small gift then it is transferrable but if it is a big load then you might need to hire an extra porter. For more information on this please do email us.
Can i sponsor the local community in building health posts and schools?
Yes you definitely can reach out to the locals in building schools and health posts. Some of the remote areas of Nepal do not have any health facilities. The nearby hospitals are 2 days away from their villages and that is by driving through the world’s roughest road. It would be their Heavens Sent Gift if they have a health post in their villages. If you plan to do so then Mystic Himalaya Trekking would be more than happy to be a part of your journey to help others. Please email to us if you need any assistance. Mystic Himalaya Trekking is already involved in Deusa Higher Secondary Computer lab project. Being a responsible travel company we always believed in giving something back to the society. With the help of our friends in US we were able to install 20 laptops and the solar power to back up the power supply. We have also hired a computer teacher who draws a salary of US$ 250 per month making sure the children in the school gets the best computer education. To accomplish this goal we are in a constant need for funding. Our future goals are to make toilets with proper sanitations and bring drinking water supply for the students. If you want to join us in this noble project then you are most welcome because together we can do a lot better. For more information please do email us.
What is the best season for trekking?
The best season for trekking in Nepal is spring and autumn. Spring is for 3 months (March, April and May) and autumn for 3 months (September, October and November). Normally during this time the weather is expected to be the best. December is also considered to be the best time to travel. The weather generally is very clear in December, only gets chilly during evening and morning time but during the day time it is nice and sunny and very pleasant. Other times on June, July and August which is our summer and rainy season we organize trips to the Forbidden Kingdome of Mustang, the last left out Dolpo Valley and to Mount Kailash. Being in a rain shadow area these beautiful places do not attract rain. At January and February we advice people to do the lower elevation treks. If you want to avoid the crowd on the trail then this is a good time to trek in Nepal.
Can we change the itinerary?
If you want to change the itinerary then please do let us know at least one month in advance. The reason why is because all our logistics and supplies are pre-arranged so it is not possible for us to change the itinerary at the very last moment or while we are in the trek or any tours. However there are factors that may influence your itinerary, just like adverse weather conditions, difficulty in transportation, unwanted political situation and several others. In a situation as such your group leader will advise you and take the necessary step. After all your safety is our first priority.
Is it possible to change the lodge if we do not like?
The lodges we use on the trail are carefully handpicked and are the best ones. We do a booking at least a month in advance to make sure all our guests get the accommodation. So to change the lodge in a last minute is not possible.
What kind of clothing should I wear while trekking?
In the morning and evening temperature gets a little bit cold, depends on what time of the year you are traveling but as the day progresses and the sun comes out, you will be walking with a t-shirt and a trouser. Although we advise you to carry rain jacket, rain pant, fleece jacket, woolen hat, sun hat, sun glass and sun screen always in your back pack. Your trip leader will advice you more on this. For more information please do email us.
In case of any emergency do you have rescue facilities?
Touch wood!! Although we did not have any major issues so far, where we have to rescue people by helicopter. Big credit goes to our proper planning and our medically knowledgeable trip leaders who always make sure that none of our guests suffer from altitude sickness and gastrointestinal problems. But having said that, yes we do have very good connections with the helicopter agencies. If needed we can organize the rescue then and there.
How do I prepare for high altitude treks?
If you are from mountainous areas then hiking up the hill with 5 to 6 kilograms of weight on your back pack covering a distance of 10 to 15 kilometers a day, 4 to 5 times a week will definitely help you to get in shape. But if you are from flat land then similar distance carrying 5 to 6 kilograms on your back pack, on top of that you also need to climb up and descend steps for at least an hour or get the help of staircase machine.
How do I train for trek?
A regular hiking exercise carrying 5 to 6 kilograms on your backpack covering a distance of 10 to 15 kilometers a day, 4 to 5 times a week will definitely help you perform well in the treks. It is also advisable to do the steps up and down for several times carrying your backpack or you can also use the staircase machine.
Will my cell phone work out of the capital city while I am trekking in the remote areas?
The cell phone network coverage is pretty good even in the remote areas of Nepal. All you need to buy is a local SIM card NTC or NCELL which is easily available at Kathmandu airport or you can also buy it from the local shops. NTC and NCELL are the biggest nationwide mobile network operators.
How will I recharge my phones or computer?
Most of the lodges on the trail have battery charging facilities and they charge about $2 to $3 per hour. Another alternative is to bring your portable solar panel.
How often is a trip cancelled?
All our trips are guaranteed to run. Once we are committed there will not be any cancellations.
How can I get more information?
For more information you can go through our website www.mystichimalayatrekking.com and send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
What should I pack or where do I get the equipment check list?
In every trekking page you will find Equipment Check List button. Click on to it and you will go to the page. For more information please do email us.
How fun will be trekking and other adventures?
Trekking in Nepal is all about exposing yourself to the beauty of nature, being very close to the majestic mountains, meeting new friends, understanding the local life as it is and of course having lots of fun with the friendly people you meet on the way. Apart from trekking you can also do other adventures like white water river rafting, scenic mountain flight and Chitwan Jungle Safari which are equally a lot of fun.

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