All Trekking Operators in Nepal were notified by the Nepal Aviation Authority that flights to and from Lukla would be diverted from Kathmandu to Ramechhap starting April 1st, 2019 and in effect until June 30th, 2019. It is possible that these dates will change but that’s what we know for now. Ramechhap is a small airstrip about 3 to 4 hours drive from Kathmandu and with little or no existing tourist infrastructure. This diversion will impact all trekkers regardless of the tour company travelling to the Everest Region. Bottom line, this does not change anything regarding your trek or your schedule. Although it is an inconvenience to have to get up earlier and travel back and forth the 3 hours to Ramecchap. We will be providing transportation to Ramechhap to all trekkers who have booked with us at no additional cost and one of our team will be accompanying trekkers on a daily basis to Ramechhap to make sure everyone gets on their flights. If flights are cancelled from Ramechhap due to bad weather and conditions still permit helicopters to fly it may be possible to arrange the helicopter from Ramechhap as well. The cost for this will vary depending […]

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14 Simple Tips that Will Improve Your Everest Base Camp Trekking Experience

Most of us dream about trekking to Everest long before we arrive. I made my first trek to Everest Base Camp in 1998 and have repeated the journey many times since then. It’s an amazing experience and if you can only choose one trek in Nepal it’s my pick as the best option. Here a few simple tips and travel hacks that will improve your overall experience and save you time and money.

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Flying to Lukla - What You Need to Know

Update – Please Read: Starting April 1st, 2019 all Lukla flights will be flying from Ramecchap instead of Kathmandu. Read What This Means for Your Trek (Click here). Flying to Lukla (Start of Blog Post) Trekking in the Everest Region is some of the most beautiful in the world, and getting there is an adventure of its own. Nearly every trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, a small single landing strip airport high in the Himalayan mountains. It is the sole vehicle approach to the Everest Base Camp trek, and many others in the region.

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Packing Checklist for Everest Base Camp

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long ways to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices. You can download the complete packing list here: Everest Base Camp Packing List If you prefer a word document click here

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Training for Everest Base Camp

We lead hundreds of trekkers of all ages and levels of fitness to Everest Base Camp each year. The two questions that nearly every trekker asks before taking on Everest Base Camp are: “How hard is the trek, and how do I prepare?” Many people picture the trek to Everest Base Camp as something like a marathon up the world’s tallest mountain, a physical challenge far beyond their ability. While the trek is tough, it is not nearly so bad as this. With the right attitude, the right pace, and some good preparation, trekkers young and old successfully reach Base Camp, and have a wonderful time along the way.

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