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Mt. Everest Base Camp

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Address: Tingri County 858200, China
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We provide Mt. Everest base camp trekking from both Tibet and Nepalese...

We provide Mt. Everest base camp trekking from both Tibet and Nepalese side. From Tibetan side it is about a 10 days tour on a four wheel drive and walking. Whereas from Nepalese side EBC trekking is a 16 days trek. First we fly to Lukla and and walk for 14 consecutive days with 2 day rests at Namche and Dingboche.For further information and enquiries please email to Mr Pandey at Thamel Travels and Tours Kathmandu wish you happy journey to Nepal and Tibet.

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Another place crossed of my places to go

Trekked up to base camp in November/December 2016, lovely views and people, respect to the Sherpa's!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trekked up to base camp in November/December 2016, lovely views and people, respect to the Sherpa's!!

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Mortsel, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I hiked up EBC with a tour company, but could've easily done it by myself, what I would suggest others to do. This way you can hike on your own pace, if you need a porter, get one. But your bag shouldn't be too heavy since you'll basically be wearing the same outfit the entire hike, except for underwear of... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We spent 6 days travelling to Mt. Everest Base Camp (we have 2 children, 5 and 9yrs so did it bit by bit!) and I have to say it was so worth all the long car journey's to get here. We arrived in the afternoon and went straight to the bus that takes you to the base.....be prepared for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Once again my son and I wanted to challenge ourselves physically and emotionally, so we decided to attempt the Mt Everest base camp trek . We had no hesitation in booking with our mates at Unforgettable Adventures, who also guided us safely across the Kokoda track in 2015. Kev and Dan have got the formula for safe yet exciting adventures... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I hiked to Mt Everest Base Camp in Tibet for the spiritual and physical challenge. The high passes and friendly people made the trip spectacular, cold, challenging but above all rewarding. The Yak butter tea served by the sherpa's may not taste the best, but the flavour is in the offering, hospitality and richness of the giving. Enjoy the world... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went to the tourist base camp in Tibet in the winter. It was a long drive to get there but every minute was worth it. The views are great almost the whole way. When we arrived we found ourselves alone there right before sunset. The mountain range was still very far away, but if you want to take photos... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Since it was off season we were able to reach base camp in our own vehicle. It was COLD, minus 16 and windy! Luckily we had a beautiful clear day for awesome views and it was everything we had hoped it would be. There is no question 17000 ft without external oxygen is a challenge and worth a short stay.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Up above 5,000 M the scenery is something else - the valley is stunning and the rock formations are absolutely beautiful and immense. Transport will get you to the tent village (where I recommend you stay a night) and from there you have a 3.5km walk up the gravel road to EBC. At the end of May it was very cold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

To see this sight was a life long dream, To see this mountain to me was something is hard to explain if you want to see it when you see it then you will know what I am trying to say, I loved it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This was the whole point of our 16 day trip in China and Tibet was the stay at base camp and it lived up to our expectations which were high by the time we got here. We visited in October 2015 and we were lucky enough to be using the new road built by the Chinese to the base camp... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India


I am seeking guidance regarding my solo trek to everest base camp next month. This is a long one and I deeply appreciate your time to go through this and your advice.

Am planning the start from Lukla around 20th Feb. I am 35, male, haven't done any trekking for some years now and live in Mumbai (sea level). But do jog/walk 2-3 times a week. Managed to walk 15-16 kms in 2 hr 20 mins (no weight though and on road/sidewalk).

I understand main trekking season is from April onwards but that people do trek throughout the year. Am getting leave only now in Feb/March. Don't want to go through a trekking company organised trek. Take it at my own pace and also as on a budget. Intend to stay at tea stalls at the usual trekking route stops.

Request your inputs regarding the following questions:

1) I intend to trek from Lukla to Namche to figure out how comfortable I am with the rucksack load. If needed only then hire a porter from Namche onwards. Is this an ok plan?

2) Assuming no porter - do you recommend I absolutely must hire a guide for the trek? Can one find fellow trekkers enroute during mid-Feb to mid-March period? Are there decent signs to head from one spot to the next? Basically can one get lost without a guide?

3) While the old INR (Indian Rupees) 1000 and 500 notes were always banned, I see that the Nepalese central bank has also banned the new INR 2000 and 500 notes. So for money does if carry a wad of INR 100 will that do? Alternatively, can one also carry say five of 10USD notes with which to pay for lodging/eating on the way? It'll reduce the amount of INR 100 notes to carry.

4) Later I have detailed list of items for your comments, but specifically:

a) In addition to regular trekking shoes, will I also need dedicated snow boot? I have already bought the Forclaz 500 High Novadry trekking shoes from Decathlon. A friend advised to apply wax on the trekking shoes and said I should be fine.

b) Will a 70 ltr rucksack suffice or do I need a larger one? 80, 100 litre?

c) I don't want to buy a sleeping bag. I've read that one can rent a sleeping bag rated for -20 celcius from Thamel in Kathmandu. Recommended two places "Sports wear international" and "Shonas Alpine". Any idea on the cost to rent, deposit to be given, which brand, etc?

d) I'll wear thick woolen socks. Do I also need to sock liners?

e) For water, will two 1 litre bottle suffice and one keeps filling on the way? Or is it necessary to invest in a multi litre hydration pack also.

f) Do you recommend trekking poles. If yes, one or two?

I don't have any gear and intend to purchase the same from Decathlon in Pune/Mumbai. Items I intend to carry:

1) Rucksack - Qty 1

2) Small backpack for acclimatization walks and carry on luggage - Qty 1

3) Sleeping bag rated for -20 Celcius - Qty 1 - UNDECIDED need to rent from Kathmandu

4) Sleeping bag liner - Qty 1

5) Trekking shoes - Qty 1

6) Snow boots or gum boots - UNDECIDED

7) Woolen socks - Qty 3

8) Gatiers - Qty 1

9) Sunglasses (Polarised or Category 4) - Qty 1

10) Benny - Qty 1

11) Buff - Qty 1

12) Balaclava - Qty 1

13) Normal cap - Qty 1

14) Glover (inner) - Qty 1

15) Gloves (Thermal cum waterproof) - Qty 1

16) Thermal (Lower) and Upper - Qty 1

17) Dry fit full sleeves - Qty 2

18) Dry fit half sleeves - Qty 1

19) Fleece jacket - Qty 1

20) Down jacket - Qty 1

21) Waterproff jacket - Qty 1

22) Thermal (Upper) - Qty 1

23) Trek pants (convertible to shorts) - Qty 2

24) Waterproof pants - Qty 1

25) Toiletries kit

26) Medicines - Vitamins, Diamox, Bandages, antibiotics, water purification drops

27) Trekking poles - Qty 1 or 2 - UNDECIDED

28) Water - UNDECIDED - water bottle, additionally hydration pack

29) Headlamp and batteries

Any other essentials that I am missing?

I welcome your inputs and comments. Thank you and regards,


1 month ago

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