EVEREST BASE CAMP

THE MOST LEGENDARY TRIP IN NEPAL

In 1953, Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary reached the highest summit on Earth. We all know that. But a lot of people don’t know what happened before that date so the fellas Tenzing and Edmund were able to reach this feat. During the first half of the XX century, a lot of expeditions from diferent countries went across the whole Nepal. Searching for glory, most of them. Trying to find routes to move troops, the most. So the Everest Base Camp trek was born.

Nepal has already lifted the quarantine for vaccinated travelers. We have reduced the maximum group from 15 to 12, just in case. But, if you have more doubts, you can check our Covid measurments page. Anyway, the next spring we’ll be back at Nepal, unless everything changes a lot.

IT’S NOT LIKE CLIMBING THE EVEREST

Of course not. You already knew that, for sure. But there’s a lot of people who don’t know that. Everest is almost 9000 meters high. Everest Base Camp is 5365 meters. Climbing the Everest costs 25.000 euros or more. Coming with us to the Base Camp, thousand odd. It takes a month and a half to summit Everest. In 17 days you will have flown to Kathmandu, trekked to the Everest Base Camp and you will be back home.

Of course it’s not the same. Only supermachines climb the Everest and some of them die. For those of us who are not demigods, but healthy and little bit fit, the trek is enough challenge. Up there breathing is difficult. The days are long. But, with a little training, 99% of our expedition fellows made it to the summit of Kala Pattar (5545 m.). With a good support, most of us can make it. I can assure you that the sun rising over Everest is an image that you will never forget.

sunrise over Everest

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

Everest Base Camp Trek is 140 kms. The adventure starts with the small plane that carries you to Lukla. They say that is the most dangerous airport in the world, but, truth is that the best pilots are flying there. I can tell you that it’s astonishing. When you land, you realize that it’s a parallel universe. From there to the summit there are no motor vehicles From there to the summit animals are not slaughtered. From there to the summit is sacred territory. From there to the summit there’s less and less oxygen.

The trek goes through all kind of scenery. You are not expecting some of them. When we think about Everest, we think about stone and ice. But it’s not like that Till 4000 meters, the trek goes through woods, rivers and some sections look like Rivendel. Bushes and musk will share your way between 4000 and 5000. From there, yes. There’s no life. Well, there are some purple little flowers, but not much more.

PRE BOOKING

Of course, we don’t know if we will be able to travel to Nepal in Spring. Nobody knows. But we think we do. That’s why we are betting. If you do your booking now, we will discount you 50 euros. If after all we can no travel (or you don’t want to), we will refund you your money. No questions. We have called it Pre-Booking, because we have to name everything, but it’s an actual booking, only with a bet. And seats are limited,

If you still have doubts, take a look to our expedition in 2018. If you still have doubts, go HERE and book a videocall with Edu, our director, who knows the trek very well, and will be able to answer all your questions.

PRICE

1650 €/PERSON

Booking 500 euros

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • Traditional welcome at arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
  • 3*** hotel at Kathmandu, Bed & Breakfast
  • Hostel lodge during all the trek, full board.
  • Transfer Airport / Hotel / Airport in private vehicle
  • Transfer Kathmandu / Manthali / Kathmandu in private vehicle
  • Flight Manthali / Lukhla/ Manthali.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a local guide (English speaking)
  • Local mountain certificated guide during the trek (English speaking)
  • Spanish Tour Leader from Malamalama during all the trip (Spanish and English speaking)
  • Entrance fee and National Parks access license
  • 1 Porter each 2 trekkers.
  • Group first-aid kit
  • Insurance for porters and guides
  • Oxygen saturation control with pulse oxymeter
  • Group tracking with GPS marker, with satellite emergency contact service.
  • All personal expenses, tips, drinks, laundry…
  • Charges for extra baggage
  • Equipment and personal dress (available for rent)
  • International flights
  • Any other expenses due to political, act of nature or any other reason which are beyond control of Malamalama Travels or its associates in Nepal, Fishtail Travel, Nepal / NTB Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
  • Baggage insurance or travel insurance, including emergency evacuation. You can book with us a World Nomad insurance or find one on your own.

Safety first We advice you to take a look to our page about COVID MEASUREMENTS and check the FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY TRAVEL ADVICE

Beside pandemics, all our expeditions include a first-aid kit, GPS tracking with alert satellite system for emergency situations and an strict health following of the trekkers. We’ll do daily oxymetry test, to monitor and altitude sickness forecast.