What should your Trip to Everest Base Camp Package Include and Exclude?

“What should your Trip to Everest Base Camp Package Include and Exclude?”

“What does your Holiday Package Provider provide you with for you EBC Trek Travel Package?”

Well that’s an important thing before you pack your bags and head off to Everest and Book A Tour online. Choosing a Package without considering these questions may be risky. You may end up disappointed at the end of your trip to Nepal.

There are various sites where you can book your tour and many agencies that offer various holiday packages for your trek to Everest Base Camp. Here’s what we think are the things that you should look for your Trip Packages to Everest.

Package Must Include:

  1. Everest National Park Entry Permit for all members
  2. Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  3. Government taxes, service charge and all necessary official expenses.
  4. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu domestic airline tickets
  5. Trekking lodge (Usually Guest houses and/or Tea Houses) accommodations during the trek
  6. Guide/Group Leader
    • Experienced English speaking
    • government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking
  7. Flight Tickets, meals, accommodation, salary and insurance for guide
  8. Meals: Break fast, Lunch and Dinner
  9. Trekking Gears
    • Down jacket(s)
    • Seasonal sleeping bag(s)
    • Duffel bag(s)
    • trekking map
  10. First aid medical supplies

Optional :

  1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop
  2. Porter(s)
  3. Oxymeter for checking pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate for Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms
  4. Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  5. Accommodation and Meals in Kathmandu
  6. Assistant guide
  7. Seasonal fruits while trekking
  8. Guided Kathmandu city tour

What not to Expect (Package Excludes):

  1. Visa fee  for Nepal (USD $40 for 30 days)
  2. Travel and medical insurance
  3. International airfare
  4. Desserts, Drinks, and beverages
  5. Hot shower and battery charging fees on the tea houses
  6. Optional tours and activities in Kathmandu
  7. Personal trekking equipment(s)
  8. Personal expenses
  9. Tips

Also, Check out the following things before before booking a trip:

  • Recent ratings and reviews on sites like tripadvisor
  • Response rate upon enquirers
  • Group tour availability
  • Address details
  • Experience. How old the travel company is.
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