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Mt Everest Base Camp hike

Posted by cardkleener on 3/10/2018 at 15:31

Cannot find any other posts.
I'm looking for a reputable tour company for the EBC hike. I need suggestions. I'm planning on March 2020 perhaps sooner. I'm wanting the 12 day hike.
Also Insurance companies.

#1 cardkleener has been a member since 2/6/2013. Location: Canada. Posts: 15

Posted by somtam2000 on 3/10/2018 at 20:51 admin

I can't help from personal experience with this one, but my friend Theodora has a pretty detailed Everest Base Camp FAQ on her site—may be helpful.


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Posted by cardkleener on 3/10/2018 at 21:26

I'll look at it thanks.

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Posted by neharani on 31/10/2018 at 21:23

EBC is a great way to explore the beauty of The Majestic Himalayas. Since you are planning to go there i will suggest that March to May and late Sept. to Nov are the best time to do EBC trek in Nepal. It’s totally free from the influence of Monsoon. Travelling in these periods of time, you will have a chance to see many beautiful peaks including Mt. Everest. The temperature will be well above 15 Celsius during the day time. Travelling from Late Sept. to Nov you will enjoy the superb visibility esp. going to EBC trek. While from March to May, the vibrant flowers and lovely wildlife would add new surprise to your trek.

few sites which can help you

Thank me Later.

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Posted by Triblim on 4/11/2018 at 08:06

Hi. Just a quick response. You don't need a guide, take a porter if you don't want to carry your own gear. I've trekked 5 times in the solo khumbu starting back in 1990 and more recently in both April and late September/early October this year. Each time starting and finishing in jiri, flying into and out of lukla ruins the trek.
The trail is easy to follow, but start early in the season. If not then the trail from monjo upwards will be full of human mules, by which I mean trekking group zombies. These things ruin the place so to avoid these idiots trek early. Be prepared for either a bit more cold or some leeches depending upon which season you choose.
Go to goyko rather than ebc, you'll get better views, less human mules and the accommodation /food is both better and cheaper.
Nepal is being ruined by trekking groups, please don't add to this.

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Posted by cardkleener on 4/11/2018 at 09:43

Thanks for the info. I agree with the zombie trek. I don’t want that. I just want to see base camp. But I’ll heed your advice and research more. I don’t want a tour group. I’m more of a lone wolf.

#6 cardkleener has been a member since 2/6/2013. Location: Canada. Posts: 15

Posted by ademar on 19/2/2019 at 10:31

Thanks for sharing information.

#7 ademar has been a member since 26/6/2017. Posts: 1

Posted by itournepal on 31/10/2019 at 05:40

You can visit northern base camp of Everest from Tibet and the South base camp is in Nepal and is a trek for 12 - 14 days.

Please note, Tibet will remain close for foreigners during the month of March (No Tibet visa are given for March).
Also it is not allowed to hike to Everest north base camp these days. So tourists can only drive to Rongbuk monastery and watch Mt Everest from there.

Everest base camp trek is in Nepal and it starts with flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. March is peak trekking season and there are several group joining treks you can find online.
Nepalese people are honest and all top listed trekking companies are reputable. Trekking is more or less the same with all of them as they all uses the same teahouses, and trekking routes. So You can choose the date most suitable for you and book accordingly.

The trek price might vary with services provided. Some companies are just offering partial services like bed and breakfast, guide and flight. Others provide package with guide, porter, accommodation, permits, flight and three meals a day.

There are also luxury lodges, deluxe lodges and simple teahouses along the trail. So price also differs with the type of accommodation provided.

with online listing sites, it is easy to find group joining treks with different local companies. But the online listing sites have high commission of about 25 - 35 % of the total payment. This have created unhealthy competition among the trekking agencies of listing cheaper treks. No matter what is the cost of the trek, the online listing sites will get their commission out of the total cost.
Because of very less profit, few companies were charged of insurance scam and the issue became international making it difficult to do helicopter evacuation in genuine cases.

So I request trekkers to book with local companies directly and organize private treks. The cost will be cheaper at the end as the cheap costs advertised will have many hidden costs. Booking directly with local company you are supporting local business and help sustainable tourism development. Also you can follow your own pace, customize itinerary and spend time to enjoy scenic places. It may be convenient to book with online listing sites, but remember you are paying big commission to multinational company for a trek in Nepal.

You can check here for a short Everest base camp trek package.

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Posted by cardkleener on 31/10/2019 at 06:11

Thanks for the great information! Very detailed and explanatory. Much appreciated.

#9 cardkleener has been a member since 2/6/2013. Location: Canada. Posts: 15

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