ArticleEverest Base camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek Useful Information

Travel Insurance:

For everyone planning their next trek in the Himalayas of Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries, or accidents (together with an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and another treatment cost).

Your insurance policy should cover the entire activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal. In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor fees) as well as repatriation costs.

Also, most of the trekking trails in Nepal take you above the altitude of 5000m, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 5000m. In short, the client himself/herself has to take responsibility for unforeseen expenses during the trip.

Health, fitness, and experience requirements:

Altitudes in the Himalayas of Nepal definitely demand excellent stamina, tough determination, and the best health condition. Some sections of the trek are quite demanding and some days might even require 8-9 hours of walking.

Though trek to the Everest Base Camp is considered moderate and easily attainable, it is highly suggested to seek advice, medications, and permission from your doctor before scheduling your trek. It is also recommended to take expert guidance from your local General Practitioner regarding necessary guide walks prior to your trek in Nepal. In the absence of a GP, seeking advice from a travel clinic is also considered a very good idea.

Moreover, the good news is that no technical skill is required to plan your trek or any other exploratory trips in Nepal. However, your prior hiking or camping experience will definitely be considered a plus point. Also, a few weeks of regular exercise and jogging is recommended before the trip to build up the required stamina.


We kindly request you inform us regarding your present health condition, medical situation, preceding illnesses, and the medications you are taking. We expect you to be honest regarding these issues so that we can get prepared for emergencies.

Food and Accommodation:

We always make sure that our customers get the right value for their money. Therefore, we always attempt to make some of the best arrangements for our customers. To ensure a comfortable stay, we book tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu before and after your trek.

Normally, the rooms are twin shared, where you will have to share your room with another member of your group. However, this totally depends on the size of your group and the availability of rooms in the hotel.

On request, a triple share can also be arranged. Moreover, if you are looking for a single supplement room, extra charges will be applied. During the trek, your stay is arranged in a local guesthouse or lodges with shared amenities.

You can also enjoy a hot shower in these lodges. In the absence of shower few buckets of hot water can also be arranged on request.

A full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and tea &coffee) will be provided from the teahouse menu during the entire trek. Usually, porridge, toast or chapattis, oatmeal, and local bread are served for breakfast. The food served for lunch and dinner is simply great.

Our attempt while you are on a trek:

Most of our trails take you to the remote Himalayan region of Nepal, where communication facilities are very less. Therefore, the Amigo family takes all the responsibility to deliver your message to your family, friend, relatives, or the concerned person.

Our guides are provided with a cell phone and are contacted on a regular basis. You can use the cell phone provided by our guides to send your message to us which will further be delivered to the respected person.

Also, our guides will make every attempt to follow the planned itinerary; however, it is kindly requested to be flexible in case of changes in the itinerary caused by extreme weather conditions. We can also help you reschedule your international flight
(Extra charge applicable) if you need any additional days to complete your trek. We will make every possible attempt to make your trek a grand success.

Why Trek with us?

Amigo Treks & Expedition offers a wonderful opportunity to help you visit those areas, cultures, and traditions of Nepal that have never been explored before.

Your trip itineraries are fully customized in order to meet the individualized needs and interests of each traveler. We also partner with local Sherpas and Leaders to help you get the maximum out of the trip.

We are highly dedicated and offer years of experience to plan an outstanding adventure trip for you. Customer service is our top priority; therefore, we cater to every possible need of yours during your stay in Nepal be it the food, accommodation, varied destinations, or your communication needs. Despite all these facilities, our best packages are offered at a very competitive rate.

Our legal documents:

Registered under the government of Nepal, Amigo Travel & Expedition P. Ltd. is a fully licensed and certified company. Therefore, this company holds complete authority to operate treks, tours, expeditions, hiking, and many other tourism-related services in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. In addition to this, we are also very active members of the following organizations.

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)

Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN)

Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation

Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd.

Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry

What are the best seasons to plan this trek?

Spring March, April, and May are considered as the best months to trek as you can enjoy the warmest weather of the year, fine temperature, clear blue sky, and the beautiful rhododendron forest.

Autumn Mid-September, January, and February are also considered one of the best months to plan your trek to the Everest Base Camp as these offer the best trails, clear blue sky, and the best visibility.

Winter December, January, and February are also considered good months to plan your trek to the Everest Base Camp; however, it’s midwinter and the days are very cold. Therefore, very good preparation has to be made if you are planning your trek at this time of the year.

Summer Mid-June, July, and August, monsoon in Nepal, is not considered as the best season to plan your trek in Nepal. The trails are slippery and the heavy rain usually affects the visibility.

What should I bring?

Along with warm clothes, you will also need other equipment for the sufficient protection of your body. Below is the list of necessary items that you need to pack before commencing your trek.

Head- Hat (with a wide brim), Sunglasses (with UV protection), Sunscreen lotion, and Lip balm.

Upper body- T-shirts (2), light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket and pullover, Fleece wind-stopper jacket (Optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest/jacket(included)

Hands – Lightweight gloves, heavy-weight gloves/mittens with a waterproof outer shell

Lower body – Underwear (4), hiking shorts (2), lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants, waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet – Thin, light-wear inner socks (4), thick, warm wool hiking socks (4), hiking boots with spare laces, camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals), gaiters (only for winter)

Accessories  – Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (included), a headlamp with spare bulb and batteries, small padlock or combination lock, basic first aid kit, large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag), day pack, water bottles (2), hiking pole/walking sticks, small ear plugs

Toiletries – Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, small wash towel

Extras  – Cameras with extra batteries and cards, binoculars, light balaclava or warm fleece hat, reading books, trip map/guide book, journal & pen, iPod & travel games (like cards, chess, backgammon)

Passport and Visa Information:

It is very easy to obtain a Nepal visa. You may either apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission offices in your own country, or you can buy this upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. To apply for a visa, you need 2 passport-size photographs, Visa fees in US dollars, and your passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the trip. However, nationals of SAARC countries (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Afghanistan) and China do not require any visa to visit Nepal. A Transit visa for foreign nationalities is only provided for 3 days. Therefore, a visa is required for longer stays. However, for the convenience of foreign nationals, a visa is also provided from the borders listed below:

Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)

Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border of Nepal)

Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Western Nepal)

Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Mid Western Nepal)

Mohana, Dhangadhi (Far Western Nepal)

Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees:

Transit visa (3 days) Free of cost

Multiple entries (15 days) 30 USD or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries (30 days) 50 USD or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries (90 days) 100 USD or equivalent convertible currency

(For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.

Tel: 00977-1-00977-1 422199 / 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868.

Dinesh Bhusal

Why Choose Amigo Treks and Expeditions for Your Adventure? Embark on the journey of a lifetime with Amigo Treks and Expedition as your trusted tour operator in Nepal. With over 30 years of experience leading adventure trips in the Himalayas, our guides are experts in trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp. As natives of the Khumbu region of Nepal, home to the Sherpa community, our team ensures an authentic experience that immerses you in the local culture. At Amigo Treks and Expeditions, we prioritize our travelers' needs, delivering extraordinary tours that leave lasting impressions. We're humbled by the 5-star rating on TripAdvisor and the countless positive testimonials from our guests worldwide. Whether you're joining us for the Everest Base Camp trek or any other adventure trip, our team is committed to making your experience unforgettable. Join us on an epic journey and see why so many adventurers choose Amigo Treks and Expeditions. We can't wait to explore with you! Best regards, Dinesh Bhusal Co-Founder Amigo Treks and Expeditions

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