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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I hired a private mountain guide and porter and did the EBC trek. The trek is absolutely fabulous. Every step of the way is beautiful scenery. We were extremely glad to not be in a large group as we like to walk at a faster pace. We often got ahead of all of the groups and could walk more freely, instead of just being part of a large traffic jam going up the mountain.
We completed the trek from Kathmandu - back to Kathmandu in 11 days. We still took things slow enough that we did not feel altitude sickness.
The tea houses that we stayed in on the way up are beyond expectations. We always had great food (try the Tibetan bread). We chose to stay vegetarian to lower our risk of getting sick but many people ate meat and we did not hear of any issues.
Bring toilet paper as you won’t find any in the bathrooms on the mountain (you can buy it on the mountain). Bring baby wipes for a “shower” as it is too cold up top to shower/ the shower facilities are not always great. We showered in Namche Bazar quite comfortably.
We highly recommend trekking poles.
Make sure that you are arriving in decent shape. We saw many people early on in the trek struggling greatly - unlikely to do well once the air is thinner.
Bundle up! It gets cold in the evenings and mornings. Your room will not have heating so we often slept in our clothes.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING WATER PURIFICATION PILLS. We saw many people buying bottled water.
1st: it is not cheap
2nd: all of that plastic is terrible for our planet
The pills work great, you can’t taste them, they are easy to buy in Kathmandu, they are cheap. You can easily fill your reusable water bottles in the tea houses and then put a pill in the water. We never got sick once.

We highly recommend Kala Patthar. We met a lot of people who skipped it. It was the most beautiful part of the trek. It is a challenge as the air is thin but it is absolutely worth it. By FAR the best part of the trek.

Enjoy your trek! Don’t forget to look up every once in a while to enjoy the views! It’s easy to get caught looking down at the trail to prevent yourself from tripping and miss the views!

It is a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed ourselves. The Himalayas are absolutely majestic.

1  Thank Kaci L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for an amazing tour guide, look no further than Saran Day. He is such a funny guy and there’s never a dull moment with him. His knowledge of the area is outstanding and his network of locals makes him the guy to know! Showman Saran is definitely the guide you want for basecamp and any other trek in the region. Price was also cheap. Call him on +977 980-3795116 or email saranlee24@gmail.com

2  Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

One of best trek in the world but must prepared well in advance. We should not be negligence when trekking EBC and Cholapass. Altitude can kill. Proper acclimatization is very much essential.

1  Thank RameshHughes
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

I would definitely say that its a must visit place before you die. Once in a lifetime you gotta visit EBC.

1  Thank kailashgroupnepal
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

it was an amazing experience to fly over the Everest, beautiful view. Hope, one day I will be back to do the trekking.

Thank Daina P
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Everest Region is on of the best tourism destinations. Weather is very unreliable within this region. Due to bad weather, Lukla flight does not operate smoothly so don't give up your dream to visit there. We have an alternative trail by using surface transport. Here, the trail starts from Phaplu, (Kathmandu to Phaplu is only 9-10 hours Jeep drive). I strongly recommend you to this trail, because 1) Your trip cost become cheaper as the flight ticket is comparatively expansive, 2) you will have more opportunities to explore rural villages, engage with different people and their customs, 3) you don't have to put your life on risk, as the Lukla Airport is one of the most dangerous airports,
This route may take three days longer but still your travel cost will be less compare to get flight to Lukla.
If you want know more information, ping me here: bimochanrai09@gmail.com

Thank Rai_Bimochan
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Mt, Everest base camp trekking is a bit challenging but very joyful trek, Every year many travellers visiting this place, on the way to Everest every places there are clean and comfortable lodges and friendly people. I highly recommend the travellers who like to visit this place, but you most feet for the fiscal.

Thank Nepal Trekking T
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

MT. Everest or Tibetan called Ri JOMOLHANGMA. Mount Everest is Highest Mountain in World. Wonderful to visit

1  Thank Safari792456
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Ebc

An adventure for life time. 
The scenario I believe is unbeatable. 

Some tips : 
1) if your flight are delayed 1 day, don't waste time and take a helicopter (200usd per person). Try to book a flight before 9am to have more chances to go to lukla.
2) take with you an aluminum bottle, so you can put hot watter at night and take with you into your sleeping bag for the cold nights.
3) Buy some water purifier, there is many on the market like Sawyer mini, steripen ultra or pill purifier. Watter can get very expensive on high altitude and if you always buy bottles you are letting a lot of trash on the mountain.
4) Get money in Katmandu. In Namche Bazar they have ATM but you can withdraw less money & pay more fee than in Katmandu.

I contract a direct sherpa guide which I can really recommend. He spoke good English and he was very friendly and professional (his fb: Ngwanga Thile )

4  Thank SilviaRocha
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

There are not enough words in the English language to describe how it feels to undertake the trek from Phaplu to EBC, but I'll try: painful, excruciating, freezing, humbling, terrifying, awe inspiring, crushing, arduous, extreme, spiritual, horrendous, amazing, exhilarating, back breaking, once in a lifetime.

Being on the 'roof of the world' at 5,364m is simply the best thing I have ever done in my entire. Talk about a bucket list tick. I can a very happy young lady having made a trek that many others fail on.

1  Thank Katie L
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