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Everest Base Camp Trek

Kathmandu, Nepal
5.0 (8 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Dramatic Mountain Scenery
  • Phenomenal Views of Everest
  • Summit a 18,192ft/5,545m Peak (*optional)
  • Temples, Monasteries & Villages
  • One of the World's Most Famous Treks
  • Heli to Lukla for Max Reliability
  • Giant Rivers, Waterfalls & Valleys
  • Guides Choice Trip


The high mountains of the Khumbu Valley shadow the famous route to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, known as Sagarmatha to the local Nepali people. The summit of Everest sits at 29,029 feet/8,848 meters, so even trekking to the base camp (17,598ft/5,364m) is no small task. While we will be trekking uphill on the way to Everest Base Camp, the trek is considered “Nepali Flat”, meaning there are many ups and downs consistently throughout the 70+mi/113km trek. However, we will be hiking with light day packs, while supporting the local community by hiring porters to carry the majority of our group and personal gear. This trek is a massive accomplishment and an unforgettable adventure!

On this 17-day Wildland Trekking hiking tour, we will travel through remote villages inhabited by the Sherpa people, visit Buddhist monasteries and sleep in rustic Sherpa tea houses. We will have breakfasts, lunches and dinners in tea houses along the way ensuring cultural interaction. Additionally, we will visit the Kathmandu temples of Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Durbar square. The natural mountain scenery coupled with the rich culture of the Khumbu Valley, makes the Wildland Trekking Everest Base Camp trek one of the best treks in the world.

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$4350 Per Person


On this trip the single supplement includes single rooms in the hotels we stay at before and after the trek. Once on our trek we will not have the ability to put guests in single rooms. Please be prepared to share rooms, huts, teahouse accommodations..etc. with other guests and hikers once we’re on the trek. Different sexes will never be asked to share a room unless they are traveling together or we are in communal lodging with several people in one room.

Trip Type: Portered Trek
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 2-14 Guests
Trip Length: 17 Days
Distance: 70.2MI / 113KM (*Optional 5.3MI / 8.5KM)


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

Two considerations earn this trip a Level 5 difficulty. The first is high elevation – a minimum peak of 17,000+ feet, which makes hiking quite strenuous. Second is the significant elevation gains & losses that we tackle in one day – up to 4,000 feet gain, which is at high elevation, compounding the difficulty.

Hiking Distances:

Up to 12 mi (19.3 km)

Backpack Weight:

10-20 lbs


Significantly Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

Up to 4,000 ft (1219 m)

Heights Exposure:


Please Note: Terrain, Elevation Gain and Heights Exposure ratings reflect the section or day of the trip with the maximum difficulty of each. Much of the trip is at easier levels. See the trip itinerary for more detailed information.


  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-20 lb backpack for 8-9 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
  • Hiking at elevations of 17,000+ feet
  • Hiking with occasional, significant heights exposure
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.


1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this Nepal hike a solitude 2. You can expect to have as much as an hour of solitude at a time while hiking.

We require a minimum of 2 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.

In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, or be refunded your payments in full. We make the final determination for these trips 65-60 days before the departure date.


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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.

Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations. 


  • 2 People: Rate x 2.5
  • 3 People: Rate x 2
  • 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
  • 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
  • 11-12 People: Rate x 1
  • 13+ people: contact us for availability and pricing

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Day 1

On this Nepal hiking tour, we will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal and transport you to our hotel in Thamel (tourist section of Kathmandu). We will have some down time to rest, have showers, and eat. This evening we will meet for team introductions. Subsequently, we will go out to dinner at our favorite local Nepali restaurant. Be sure to drink copious amounts of water en route, as flying and traveling will certainly dehydrate you. Self-care begins immediately.

Day 2

This morning we will enjoy our first Nepali breakfast at the hotel in Thamel. Then we will visit the famous “Monkey Temple” of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath. Once we are ready to leave Swayambhunath, we will travel to the largest Buddhist stupa in the world, Boudhanath. After our temple tours, we will travel back to Thamel. We will have free time to wander the streets of Thamel, purchase last minute trekking supplies or rest in your room. Lunch and dinner are on your own today so feel free to explore. We will set a time to meet for an orientation meeting to our trek and thorough briefing of our itinerary to the Khumbu valley and Everest Base Camp.

hikers walking on lush Nepalese trail

Day 3

  • Hiking Mileage: 4.9 mi (7.9 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1720 ft (524 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 2330 ft (710 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 3-4 hours

This morning we will have breakfast at the guest house and then travel back to Tribhuvan International Airport for an in-country flight (35 minutes) to the village of Lukla (9,380ft/2,860m). Most companies take planes to Lukla due to lower cost, however we opt for the much more reliable helicopter option. The weather in Lukla often causes in-bound flights to be delayed for days or even weeks. It is extremely common to see upset visitors leaving the airport returning to Kathmandu. By using helicopters, we have a much higher possibility of getting to Lukla without problems.

Upon arrival in Lukla, we will be immersed in the Sherpa and Tamong cultures of the Khumbu Valley. At the airport, we will meet our porters for the expedition and arrange our personal and group gear accordingly. This begins our journey to Everest Base Camp as we begin walking from Lukla to the village of Phakding (8,563ft/2,610m). Today’s walk is mostly downhill and will take roughly 3-4 hours. Upon arrival in Phakding, we will check into our tea house and have some down time to take in the area before being served our nutritious Nepali dinner.

Day 4

  • Hiking Mileage: 6.2 mi (10 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 5260 ft (1603 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 2700 ft (823 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we will embark on a journey to the famous Namche Bazaar (11,286ft/3,440m)! From Phakding, we will cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond the village of Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve this fragile mountain environment. If the weather is clear, we will have our first glimpse of Mt Everest. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu valley and has a traditional market. Historically, Hindu traders from the lowlands would meet Tibetan yak caravans that had crossed the glaciated Nangpa La at this market. Once we arrive in Namche, we will check into our rooms and have some free time. At a designated time, we will meet at the guest house for dinner and deliver the plan for the next day.

Hikers posing with Wildland Trekking flag

Day 5

  • Hiking Mileage: 1.6 mi (2.6 km) *Optional, but recommended for better acclimatization
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1100 ft (335 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 1-2 hours

Today we will sleep in and have a late breakfast. We will be staying in Namche in order to acclimatize to the altitude and rest before ascending higher. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the magnificent peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of guest houses, tea shops and souvenir shops. After breakfast, we will choose to either visit the Khunde hospital, which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a walk up to the ridge above Namche for the amazing view of the mountains Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest. We will come back for lunch at the guest house and then have the afternoon free. It is a great day to drink chiya (tea), read books, send post cards or hang out around the fire with the locals. We will determine a time to meet for dinner where we will deliver the plan for the next day.

Day 6

  • Hiking Mileage: 5.6 mi (9 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 3860 ft (1177 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 2770 ft (844 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours

This morning we will wake up early in Namche, have a big breakfast, and continue walking slowly above the waters of the Dudh Kosi (Milk River). We will follow the ridge for amazing views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Nuptse en route to our destination. Tonight we will be staying in the village of Tengboche (12,664ft/3,860m), home to the famous Tengboche Monastery. Inside the monastery we will see large wall hangings, a 20-foot Buddha, the musical instruments, and robes of the local Lamas. Depending on our timing, we will observe a local prayer ceremony. We will have dinner and sleep in a local Tea house in Tengboche.

Hikers in foreground on Nepalese trail

Day 7

  • Hiking Mileage: 7 mi (11.3 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 3396 ft (1035 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1920 ft (585 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours

This morning we will enjoy a delicious breakfast served with chiya (tea). After breakfast we will depart from Tengboche on “Nepali flat” terrain (Ups and Downs). We will be walking through the villages of Debuche and Pangboche. If time allows, we can visit Lama Geishe in Pangboche for a prayer ceremony and expedition blessing. We will then ascend to the traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche (14,496ft/4,410m). From Dingboche we will have great views of Mt. Lhotse, Imja Tse and Ama Dablam. We will check into our rooms and have some down time before being served dinner. After dinner, our guides will provide the plan for the next day.

Day 8

  • Hiking Mileage: ~1.4 mi (2.2 km) *Optional, but recommended for better acclimatization
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1100 ft (335 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 3 hours

This morning we will sleep in and have a leisurely morning for acclimatization purposes. After hot drinks and breakfast, we’ll take an acclimatization hike up a hill behind Dingboche. The old heuristic is “climb high, sleep low”, and gaining 1,100 ft. elevation today is the goal. We will be back in Dingboche for lunch and the afternoon is free before being served dinner.

Hikers walking on dirt mountain trail

Day 9

  • Hiking Mileage: 7 mi (11.3 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 3750 ft (1143 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1865 ft (568 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 7-8 hours

After a large breakfast in Dingboche, we’ll take to the trail. The trail to EBC continues along the lateral moraine (glacier made ridge) of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by memorials for climbers who have died on nearby mountains. We will continue to ascend higher into the mountains until we arrive at the small outpost called Lobuche (16,109ft/4,910m), named for the peak which stands to the south. Once in Lobuche, we will eat and have hot drinks. Tonight we have some time to relax, acclimatize and rest before dinner.

Day 10

  • Hiking Mileage: 7.2 mi (11.6 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 2341 ft (714 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1675 ft (510 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours

This morning we will wake up at Lobuche, eat breakfast and depart for the village of Gorak Shep (16,814ft/5,125m). We will walk for roughly 2 hours with the most beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Pumori. Once we arrive in Gorak Shep, we will check into our rooms and have a light lunch. After lunch we will begin walking slowly to Everest Base Camp (17,598ft/5,364m). Upon arrival at base camp, we will celebrate with group photos and celebratory treats! Additionally, there will most likely be Mountaineering teams attempting to climb Mt. Everest staying at EBC we can mingle with. From base camp there are incredible views of the highest mountains in the world as well as the Khumbu Icefall. Once our team is ready, we will begin to descend back to Gorak Shep where we will rest, drink, and have a hefty dinner. After dinner our guides will provide the plan for the following day’s challenging hike.

Group of hikers on alpine trail

Day 11

  • Hiking Mileage: 9 mi (14.5 km) *Optional Hike: 2.3 mi (3.7 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1440 ft (439 m) *Optional Gain/Loss: 1360 ft (415 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 4390 ft (1338 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 8-9 hours

Today will be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding days of the trek (*optional morning hike). We will wake up early, at around 5am, grab a hot drink and head out into the mountains to attempt to climb Mt. Kala Patthar. This a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at (18,192ft/5,545m) which offers the best view you will get of Mt. Everest in Nepal without climbing it! You can also get magnificent views of other giants, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Chagatse, and Mt. Lhotse. This portion of the trek is optional, but we highly encourage participation. After the ascension, we will head back to Gorak Shep, where we will eat breakfast and pack before a gradual descent to the village of Lobuche, where we will eat lunch.

After lunch, we will continue down to the village of Pherice (13,911ft/4,240m), where we will check into our rooms and have free time until dinner is served. We will be ready for a well deserved, good night’s sleep!

Day 12

  • Hiking Mileage: 6.5 mi (10.5 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1850 ft (564m)
  • Elevation Loss: 3150 ft (960 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours

This morning we will have breakfast and begin our decent out of the mountains. We will follow the river and climb back up to the Sherpa village of Tengboche (12,664ft/3,860m). We will have great views of the giant Himalayan range consisting of such mountains as Kwangde, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Kantega, and Thamserku! We will check into our guest house, awaiting a relaxing evening and dinner.

Hikers on rocky alpine trail

Day 13

  • Hiking Mileage: 9 mi (14.5 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 4000 ft (1219 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 7365 ft (2245 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours

This morning we will wake up early, have breakfast and retrace our steps down to Phunki Thenga. We’ll then climb the ridge towards Namche Bazar. After lunch in Namche, we descend down to another small Sherpa village named Monjo (9,310ft/2,838m) where we will stay the night. After dinner our guides will provide the plan for the following day.

Day 14

  • Hiking Mileage: 7.8 mi (12.5 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 3760 ft (1146 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 3770 ft (1149 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours

This morning we will wake up early, enjoy breakfast and follow the Dudh Kosi (Milk River) down to Phakdinga and Chhuthawa. Then, climb to the village of Lukla (9,380ft/2,860m). This is our last day trekking so make sure you are being present in the moment. Once in Lukla, we check into our guest house, have dinner and let the celebratory party commence. This will be our last night with our local guides and porters and will be a good opportunity to say a farewell thank you and provide gratuities. Additionally, this will be a good opportunity for you to try some local “Rocksi, Chang, or Thumba”! We will dance and sing traditional songs until the night is over.

Hikers descending dirt mountain trail

Day 15

After breakfast, we say farewell to Lukla and head to the airport for our flight back to Kathmandu (approx. 45 min helicopter ride). Once we settle back into our Thamel hotel,  you will have the afternoon and evening free to explore the city or rest. Lunch and dinner today in Kathmandu will be on your own.

Day 16

After breakfast at the hotel, we have a half-day optional guided tour to a UNESCO World Heritage site called Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is an ancient royal palace complex located in Bhaktapur city, an hour driving distance from Thamel.  This square contains various temples, palaces and courtyards all of which were built in traditional Nepalese architecture.

Those who don’t want to do this tour will have time to rest, shopping until we meet for dinner. Lunch today will be on your own, but tonight will be our last night together in Nepal. We will make it a good one with a final farewell dinner in a Nepalese restaurant with cultural dancing!

Hotel with snow-capped mountains behind

Day 17

Today is the final day of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Our shuttle driver will arrive to your hotel 3 hours before your flight departure and deliver you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Thanks for choosing Wildland!

Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however occasionally trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to: lodging/campground availability, extreme weather, political or bureaucratic obstacles, earthquakes, fires, flooding and more. Normal terms and conditions apply to trips with itinerary changes.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A detailed trip packet that takes the guesswork out of your travel, training, packing, and preparing for the trip
  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • Transportation for the duration of the tour starting on Day 1 and ending on the day you depart
  • Hotel lodging before and after the trekking portion of the trip, and teahouse lodging during the trek (Lodging Details)
  • Use of a backpack and trekking poles
  • High quality, synthetic sleeping bag (professionally laundered after every use) – or bring your own
  • TIMS permit and National Park permit (please bring 1 passport photo, 1 copy of passport, and 1 copy of your travel insurance policy)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner for the duration of the trekking portion of the trip (Day 3-14)
  • Welcome dinner, farewell dinner and all breakfasts in Kathmandu
  • All meals while in Lukla (Day 14 & possibly Day 15)
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and communication device

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bar bills, drink bills, extra snacks, telephone bills, wifi bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry). For wifi and snacks at teahouses, be sure to have rupees as credit cards are not accepted at the teahouses.
  • Day 2 lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Day 15 lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (if in Lukla meals are included), Day 16 lunch in Kathmandu
  • Clothes, rain gear, and footwear (see recommendations)
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Water bottles and a headlamp or flashlight
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strikes, etc. (we recommend trip insurance coverage for these variables)
  • Trip insurance that includes at least $200,000 in evacuation, repatriation coverage  (required in Nepal). Additional travel medical coverage is strongly recommended.
  • Airport tax for helicopter flights (usually 500-600 Rupees)
  • Guide gratuities are optional and at the discretion of each customer. A suggested guideline is to reward outstanding service with a tip of 10-20% of the total trip cost. Please tip your lead guide and they will distribute responsibly to the crew. USD is preferred. Tipping guide and support staff occurs on Day 14 of trek and due to no ATMs on the route, please ensure you have tips prepared before the trip begins. Tips given to the lead guide will be distributed amongst the guides and support staff.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about what to pack.

Meals: What to Expect

This Nepal hiking tour features a combination of in-town meals and meals prepared by your guide. We’ll have dinners at carefully selected, wonderful restaurants in Kathmandu as well as meals prepared on the trail by your guides and/or support staff, and meals in our nightly tea houses.

For optimal taste and energy, we supplement all our meals with spices, herbs, oils, cheeses, butter, sugar, and fruits and vegetables. In addition, we provide you with with an assortment of trail snacks* (nuts, dried fruit, chocolate, & cookies) to eat at your own discretion.

We can often accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee, and in some countries may be more difficult to accommodate than others. Please inquire with us for more information about the specific trip you’re interested in.

*Common trail snack brands and items found easily in the US are not readily available in this destination. (i.e. protein bars, trail bars, beef jerky, etc…) We recommend guests that prefer these types of trail snacks to bring a few of their own choice items from home.

Gear We Provide

We provide all group gear which includes the following:

  • Backpacks
  • Trekking poles
  • Synthetic-fill sleeping bags (or bring your own)
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Emergency communication device(s)

Guest Packing List

When you register for this tour you’ll receive access to a printable, downloadable trip information packet with a detailed packing list specific to this trip (click here to see it now.) All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots, rain gear, a recommended clothing system, a headlamp or flashlight, a hydration system (water bottles and/or bladder) and other items specific to each trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions that Wildland Trekking guests have about visiting and trekking in Nepal. Learn the answers to these commonly asked questions about traveling in Nepal by using the link below!

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

How Do I Register?

Reserve your spot today! In the Trip Dates & Booking section of this page, the green and red dates are bookable online by simply clicking on the date, and blue dates must be booked through our customer service team for a variety of possible reasons. To email our customer service team, you can click here to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you’re ready to register we’ll email you a link to a registration profile. You’ll have 72 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit.

Feel free to call us for more info – we’re here 7 days a week!

Where Do We Meet?

We will meet you at the airport on Day 1 and transport you to the first night’s hotel (included), where we’ll conduct an orientation meeting at 5:00 PM the first evening (your flight should arrive in Kathmandu before 3PM). Our Nepal communication team will be in contact approximately 45 days before your trip to coordinate your rendezvous and answer any last-minute questions you have.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about flights, shuttles, recommended lodging and more.

Travel to Nepal


For our Nepal treks you will need to arrive in Kathmandu on the day the trip begins before 3 P.M. Your guide will rendezvous with you at the airport and transport you to our hotel. An orientation meeting, dinner and accommodations are included on Day 1. Your return flight should be scheduled for the final day of the tour. Flights to and from Kathmandu are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Kathmandu, but there are no direct flights from U.S. or European cities. Most flights connect through Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Doha (Qatar), New Delhi (India), or Seoul (South Korea). The duration of these multiple-stop flights, including layovers, is normally between 29 and 35 hours.

Your flight on the final day can depart at any time.

Pre and Post-trip On Request Lodging

We secure limited amounts of pre and post trip lodging in Kathmandu, Nepal as an optional add-on for guests of this trip. This lodging is on request, and is available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested, please reach out directly to our team to check availability.


Entry Requirements

For checking entry requirements for this trip, we recommend using this travel tool, Sherpa Travel. Here, you can view what is required to enter the country, including necessary travel documents, visas, and vaccinations. If a visa is required, you can apply directly through this service. You may also check for entry requirements for your nationality on consular websites or your country’s foreign travel advisories. Ensuring you have completed all necessary steps to enter the country is your responsibility.

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

In the interest of your safety, it’s important to refer to the Center for Disease Control website for up-to-date recommendations on immunizations before your trip.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Essential Eligibility Criteria (“EEC”) have been specifically identified to help you understand the skills and abilities necessary to participate on each Wildland trip, and they apply uniformly to all potential trip participants, irrespective of the presence or absence of any disability.

Once you identify a trip in which you may be interested, please carefully review the EEC and itinerary details. If after reviewing the EEC that apply to your desired trip, you determine you need an accommodation in order to meet the EEC, please contact us prior to registering to discuss your requested accommodation.

The EEC exist for your own safety and the safety and enjoyment of all participants. If you are unable to meet the EEC for the trip, with or without an accommodation, you are not eligible for that trip. If you register and arrive for a trip for which you do not meet the EEC, you will be disqualified from participation on the trip and will be dismissed or evacuated from the trip without a refund.


Our approach to international travel is to combine the best of two worlds: the dialed-in details, professionalism and consistency Wildland trips are known for; and the cultural immersion and intimate regional knowledge that only locals can provide. To excel with this approach, we vet and hire the best local guides, welcome them into the Wildland family and train them to meet our standard of excellence with every aspect of a trip. But along with managing logistics and safety, your guides will teach you about the area’s history and culture, and provide a level of familiarity and intimate detail only locals can.

Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Guide Working Parameters

Guides are required to take 8 hours off each 24-hour period to sleep, recuperate, take personal/down time…etc. In addition, as part of the 8 hours off they must sleep/rest or be in their tents/rooms uninterrupted for a minimum of 5 hours each night. We ask guests to respect these requirements and to not interrupt guides’ off time and sleep time unless there is a true emergency.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements (such as porter or stock assist) determined on a case by case basis

Trip Insurance Requirements

Field evacuation and repatriation insurance (at least $200,000) is required on all Nepal trips as a condition of partnership terms with our Nepali vendors. Additional travel medical coverage is strongly recommended.

If you need to purchase field evacuation, repatriation and medical coverage insurance, we recommend IMG/iTravelinsured. They are one of the world’s leading providers of travel insurance and policies meet all Nepali requirements. Their Travel LX policy fully covers all Nepali requirements.

For information on the recommended IMG/iTravelinsured policies please click here.

For even greater information, or if you simply prefer communicating with a real, live person, feel free to contact our exclusive agent Michael Bennett. Michael will help you identify the best product for your needs, and there is no cost associated with his assistance. You may contact him at:

Email: [email protected]
US by Phone: 877-305-9083
Direct/International by Phone: 702-448-3664

If you already have the required insurance or wish to purchase from anyone other than IMG/iTravelinsured, we recommend careful consultation with the provider to ensure appropriate coverage. This is because many providers have a number of policy exclusions (of particular note for Nepal is to check field evacuation elevation limits).

Weather in Nepal

Nepal is home to the highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas. Kathmandu is at an elevation of 4600 feet, but the high points on our Nepal Treks are very high between 13,000 to 18,000 feet. Because of these significant elevation changes and the general unpredictability of mountain weather systems, the temperatures and weather can vary wildly and change rapidly during trips. Higher elevation will mean cooler temperatures.

The chart below shows the temperature and precipitation averages for Kathmandu & Everest Base Camp. This allows a comparison of both the low elevation and high elevation temperature and precipitation averages that one may experience on their trip depending on the highest elevation reached on a specific itinerary and the month(s) visiting Nepal.

The average temperatures and precipitation in the Himalayan region are:

Kathmandu (4.6K ft)
Everest BC (17.6K ft)
Month Hi Low Precip Hi Low Precip
March 78° F 49° F 35 mm 43° F 12° F 5 mm
April 82° F 55° F 60 mm 47° F 19° F 12 mm
May 84° F 61° F 125 mm 55° F 23° F 27 mm
June 85° F 67° F 235 mm 66° F 41° F 43 mm
September 83° F 66° F 200 mm 59° F 34° F 63 mm
October 80° F 57° F 50 mm 48° F 18° F 8 mm
November 75° F 47° F 8 mm 45° F 9° F 3 mm
December 67° F 40° F 13 mm 36° F 2° F 3 mm





We love this hotel and it is one of the original, well-known and best 3 star boutique hotels in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is perfectly situated close to the Tribhuwan International Airport and is located in the exciting district of Thamel; making it very enjoyable and convenient to our guests. We know you will love the view from the rooftop!




Tea houses are inns/guest houses with sleeping rooms and home cooked meals. They vary depending on their remoteness. Lower ones have more amenities, such as flush toilets, showers and nicer dining rooms. As we ascend, they get more rustic with simpler “squat” toilets and more basic amenities. Rooms are communal with 2 or 3 beds.

* These exact accommodations are not guaranteed. In some instances alternative accommodations of similar quality and location may be used.

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (8 reviews)
Diane F

A A+ team all around.

1 year ago

Chandra was superb beyond measure, kind, attentive and humble. Javaan in Kathmandu was another gem. So organised and on every detail. We all felt lime we were his only clients or responsibility. A A+ team all around.

Andrew L

Do it!

2 years ago

This is a trip of a lifetime. Do it! It’s a must for any adventurer and Wildland does a great job. Everything is taken care of for you. You just need to work your way up.

Justin D

Wildland makes it even better

2 years ago

Hiking the Himalayas is a lifetime experience and Wildland makes it even better. Jangbu Sherpa made the trip extra special with his local knowledge and love for the mountains. We got to experience more than other trekking companies and within a small group. He put our well-being first and foremost on such a demanding trip. Raj and Jeevan, who supported the trip, were some of the most wonderful people you would ever meet. The places we stayed, people we meet, food we ate were beyond expectations. I can’t say enough about this trip and hope to visit Nepal many more times in the future.

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