Nepal: Everest Basecamp Trek + Island Peak
Everest Base Camp trek, the world’s most awe inspiring and iconic mountain trail trek takes us to the backyard of the world famous Sherpas, the culture of colorful prayer flags and Buddhism, the quaint Namche Bazzar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and the mightiest view point-Kala Patthar. Everest Base Camp trek has the reputation of being the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. It begins with an inspiring mountain flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla and gets better as you go.
Price: $3495 Per Person
Length: 20 days
Guide-to-Client Ratio: 1:8
When: Coming 2018
Type: Trekking + Mountaineering
Now booking 2017
A non-refundable deposit of $750 per person secures your reservation. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check.
- All arrival and departure transfer
- 3 nights in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
- Standard guest house/lodges in mountain
- All accommodation during the trek
- A half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and monumental fees
- Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
- An NEM Guide
- Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide)
- Assistant guide also known as Sherpa
- Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Hikers Trekking duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag, cotton liner are to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, Climbing permit, TIMS and insurance of the staff)
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case you return early from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance in case of Heli Evacuation
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Gratuity for guides and porters
Skip Island Peak and Just Trek
For those looking to skip the climbing, we have a co-current itinerary for an Everest Base Camp Trek. Everest Base Camp trek has the reputation of being the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. It begins with an inspiring mountain flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla and gets better as you go.
1 person: $2495 per person
|[ ] Pack with Waist Strap: A 3000 cu. in. pack is the recommended size for one day climbs. Your pack MUST have a waist strap. A backpack will not suffice.||Camp M4|
|[ ] Crampons: 10-12 point adjustable crampons designed for ice climbing.||Camp Cassin C14|
|[ ] Ice Tools:A pair of ice tools designed for technical climbing.||Camp X All-Mountain|
|[ ] Climbing Harness: A comfortable, adjustable climbing harness.||Camp Group II|
|[ ] Helmet: A lightweight climbing helmet.||Camp Rock Star|
|[ ] Warm Hat: Wool or synthetic. It should be warm and thin enough to fit underneath a climbing helmet.||Camp Race Hat|
|[ ] Balaclava/Neck Gaiter: Optional but recommended||Mountain Hardwear Powerstretch|
|[ ] Ball Hat/Sun Hat: Optional. A lightweight ball cap or sun hat.|
|[ ] Sun Glasses: A pair of dark-lensed sunglasses with side shields or full wrap-type sunglasses.||Julbo Dolgan|
|[ ] Lightweight glove: One pair of fleece gloves.||Camp G Lite Wind|
|[ ] Medium Weight Glove: Wind/water resistant insulated mountain gloves.||Camp G Tech Dry|
|[ ] Heavy Insulated Glove/Mitten: Wind/water resistant, insulated gloves or mittens for protection against wind, snow and cold. These also serve as emergency back-ups if you drop or lose a glove.||Marmot Expedition Mitt|
|[ ] Base Layer Top and Bottom: Long-sleeve wool or synthetic top will be used as your base layer. Zip-neck styles will allow for better temperature regulation.||Patagonia Capilene 3|
|[ ] Light Insulating Layer/Soft Shell Top: A fleece or other insulation layer.||Patagonia R1 Hoody|
|[ ] Hard Shell Jacket with Hood: Wind/rain Proof. Gore-Tex recommended.||First Ascent Storm Shell|
|[ ] Insulated Parka: This item becomes of highest importance when we are faced with poor weather. This should be an expeditionary-type heavy parka that extends well below the waist and above the knees. Goose down is recommended versus synthetic fill. It does not have to be waterproof, but that is a nice feature. The parka is worn primarily at rest breaks on summit day and as an emergency garment if needed. When sizing a parka, allow for several layers to be worn underneath; buy it large. The parka must have an insulated hood.||Camp ED Protection Jacket|
|[ ] Climbing Pants: Synthetic climbing pants offer a wide range of versatility. You can wear them alone on hot days, or in combination with the base layer on cold days. The thickness (insulation quality) should be based on how well you do in the cold.||First Ascent Guide Lite|
|[ ] Hard Shell Pants: A pant made of breathable rain and wind-proof material will be needed. Full-length side zippers are required for facilitating quick clothing adjustments over boots and crampons in cold, inclement weather.||First Ascent Rainier Storm Shell|
|[ ] Mountaineering Boots: Insulated plastic boots are the preferred choice for ascents on Mt. Rainier. They provide the best insulation as well as a more rigid sole for kicking steps and holding crampons. Leather mountaineering boots that have completely rigid soles are also adequate, but they will need to be insulated and may still result in cold feet on summit day. Lightweight hiking boots without insulation are not acceptable as they don’t work well with crampons, or in very cold or wet weather.||Scarpa Inverno|
|[ ] Gaiters: A knee-length pair of gaiters, large enough to fit over your mountaineering boots. This will protect you from catching your crampons on loose clothing.||Outdoor Research Expedition Crocodiles|
|[ ] Heavyweight Socks: Either wool or synthetic. Some people find liner socks useful for reducing friction.||Smartwool Mountaineer|
|[ ] Sunscreen|
|[ ] Lip Screen|
|[ ] 2 Nalgene Water Bottles|
|[ ] Zip Lock for trash|
|[ ] Camera|
Is Nepal Safe?Yes. The people of Nepal are extremely friendly. Their economy is supported by foreign currency so they may ask you to visit their stores but they will not beg. You should feel safe and secure in Nepal.
Do I need to purchase additional insurance?Yes. You can purchase a $5,000 rescue insurance policy from the American Alpine Club for $45. Additionally, we highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance. In the case where you trip is cut short, this is how you will get a full refund.
Do I need to bring extra medications?Yes. You should bring basic medications in addition to any prescriptions that you need. Consider bringing a small kit with Ibuprofen, Tums, Ant-Acids, etc. Respiratory illness in the form of a cough and upset stomach are common issues associated with the altitude and diet.
Is the water safe to drink?Yes. Boiled water is available at every tea house. We do recommend that you bring or purchase chlorine tablets to ensure that the water is potable.
Do I need a warm sleeping bag?No. You will be provided with a -20 sleeping bag, a duffle bag for trekking and down parkas.
Is there cell service?Yes, if you purchase a sim card in Nepal. You must go to your local provider before you leave to “unlock” your phone.
Can I recharge my batteries?Yes. Each tea house has battery charging capabilities but they charge a few dollars per hour. If you own a portable solar panel charger then we recommend that you bring it.
Should I bring entertainment?Yes. We recommend you bring a few books, playing cards and some music for down time at the tea houses.
Are showers available?At limited tea houses they provide shower service. Showers cost approximately $5US. They will tell you that they are warm, but plan for a cold shower.
Is laundry available?Yes. Some tea houses provide laundry service but it is quite expensive.
How many pairs of socks should I bring?Plenty. We recommend 5-10 pairs.
What kind of shoes should I bring?We recommend that you bring a sturdy pair of hiking boots and a pair of trail sneakers. Depending on the weather conditions, you may wear one or the other.
Should I bring any luxuries?We recommend that you bring a designated change of warm, comfy clothes for lounging around the tea houses.
RISK MANAGEMENTSafety is NEM’s number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent in the mountains such as avalanches, ice fall, rock fall, inclement weather, and high winds, but they cannot eliminate them. NEM guides draw from their wealth of experience and training to make sound decisions that maximize your experience without compromising the necessary margin of safety. Please clearly understand that mountaineering and all other mountain adventures are inherently hazardous sports. You are choosing to engage in an activity in which participants have been injured and killed. While those accidents are indeed infrequent, they may occur at any time and be out of our control. We ask that participants acknowledge the risk and hazards of these sports, and make their own choices about whether or not to engage in these activities.
DOMESTIC ADVENTURESPayment in full is due at the time of booking. Cancellations outside of 7 days are fully refundable except for a $50 service fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before your program. Unfortunately, due to the time-sensitive nature of our business, and the difficulty in re-booking a trip close to departure, we cannot make exceptions to this policy. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check.
BEYOND NEW ENGLAND INCLUDING MOUNT RAINIERA non-refundable deposit of $750 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check the individual pages. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure - but may vary. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.
INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURESA non-refundable deposit of $500 per person secures your reservation but may vary - please check the individual pages. Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or check. Final payment is due 1 month [30 days] before departure - but may vary. For your convenience, we can work out a monthly payment plan.
CANCELLATIONThere will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before your program. Unfortunately, due to the time-sensitive nature of our business, and the difficulty in re-booking a trip close to departure, we cannot make exceptions to this policy.
CHANGE OF DATEDate changes are subject to availability and apply only to the current climbing season. Date changes may be requested at anytime up to 7 days prior to your departure date for a $25 fee per person. Date changes may be requested at anytime up to 3 days prior to your departure date for a $50 fee per person. There are no date changes allowed less than 2 days before departure.
GENERAL POLICIESNEMs Adventure plans and itineraries are subject to change or adjustment based on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, route conditions, weather, terrain, and many other factors. NEM has complete discretion to change plans to accommodate any of these or other factors, including discretion to change program schedule or itinerary, and change guides or staff, as necessary for the proper and safe conduct of the program.
We reserve the right to cancel any program due to inadequate signups, weather or route conditions. In such a case, an NEM credit for the full value is given; however, NEM cannot be responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).
NEM reserves the right to dismiss the Participant from a trip at any time if NEM determines, in its sole discretion, that the Participant is not physically, technically, or psychologically prepared for or capable of participating in the program. This includes being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.