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Everest Base Camp - Intrepid Travel
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Leigh "One of my all time fave trips. Trekking to Everest is an experience I will never forget. This is a great trip if you just want to vanish and disconnect. I loved being able to walk all day and just breathe in the mountains. One of the real highlights for myself was being able to chat and connect with the leaders, it was really cool to be able to talk to them about life in Nepal. Ohhh and don't forg..."
Excellent
135 reviews
Starts
Kathmandu
+1 Destinations
Himalaya Mountains
Ends
Kathmandu
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Highlights

  • See the markets of Durbar Square
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • Visit Swayambhunath's monkey temple
  • Experience unique Sherpa culture
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Private Vehicle, Plane
Physical Rating
Extreme
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Adventure, Mountain Hikes
Start and end in Kathmandu! With the hiking & trekking tour Everest Base Camp, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Kathmandu, Nepal and Mount Everest. Everest Base Camp includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, transport.
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  • A
    Written on July 6, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    I travelled with Intrepid on the EBC trek. Unfortunately, due to poor weather we needed to take a helicopter from Lukla at the cost of $500 dollars. Our group leader refused to assist us in arranging the helicopter as some of us were going to miss our flight. Then, after we had already gotten a notice from the airline that the flight was cancelled and that the airline flying from Lukla to Kathmandu would provide reimbursement, Intrepid has still refused to reimburse the cost of the fixed wing flight which was cancelled that day. Because of this experience I would not necessarily recommend travelling with Intrepid at least in Nepal. After submitting a request to customer relations they were still unwilling to do anything despite us having send documentation from the airline stating that the flights were reimbursed to Intrepid.
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  • Everest Base Camp reviewer 2
    Written on March 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Wow what an amazing trip, 100% recommended. It is impossible to explain how beautiful the mountains are, has to b experienced
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Jarrod, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Sounds like an incredible trip! Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • Everest Base Camp reviewer 3
    Written on March 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Epic scenery, amazing group of people - such a fun dynamic, and everyone was so supportive as the trek got into the higher altitudes. Loved every second.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Lucy, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Sounds like an incredible trip! Hope to see you again soon – where’s your next adventure? Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • P
    Written on March 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Once in a lifetime trip! Maybe twice. I'm already planning to go back. Everything about this trip was amazing. Our guide, Ram, was incredibly knowledgeable and super fun. The scenery was spectacular. If you enjoy a good challenge as a part of your holiday, this one is for you! Dal bhat power, 24 hour, no shower.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Patrick, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Climbing to Everest Base camp twice – we are impressed! You must let us know if you do it, as that is exactly the kind of adventure that we love to know about (maybe you can even write a blog about it for us?). Hope to see you again soon (but enjoy a nice rest first!) Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • A
    Written on January 14, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    The tour was good; pretty much exactly as advertised in the itinerary.
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  • N
    Written on January 11, 2018
    1.5 - Rather poor

    Overall, a poor tour. You are constantly paying for extra items that are extremely overpriced. As a couple we spent over US$500 in 8 days on food and water alone. The Intrepid trip leader has little to no knowledge of dealing with western guests, he was continually drunk and hungover during the trekking days. Lacked proper medical training when passengers became ill with food poising, he simply told us he is trained to only deal with altitude related illness and can't assist with anything else. Towards the end of the trip he became aggressive towards members of the group as they questioned his ability to operate the trip due to his heavy alcohol consumption. Very poor standards. The teahouses are below standard, we looked around at other places and they were of a much higher standard. Everything costs money, showers, charging, boiled water etc. I understand this is a remote location; however, the Intrepid guides are constantly trying to sell you items at the teahouses which charge a much higher premium rather than giving advice on where to get the best deal. Given the amount you pay for this trip and the Intrepid slogan of proving local knowledge, you would expect better. My recommendation, book this trip independently or choose G Adventures.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We were disappointed to read that the Everest Base Camp trip did not meet your expectations. We would love an opportunity to more fully understand your experience as feedback from our passengers is essential towards improving all that we do. Please feel free to contact our Customer Relations team who will be happy to further address your concerns: customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • N
    Written on January 9, 2018
    1.5 - Rather poor

    Overall this is a poor tour, the guide was only concerned about his own reputation and completely disregarded the safety of other passengers on the trip. He was frequently intoxicated at night and would become aggressive towards other members of the group the next day when he was hung over. He boasted that he had never had to evacuate anyone and when a medical situation developed on our trip he seemed far more concerned about his record rather than that of the people who were in serious trouble. The tea houses are expensive and staff are often rude and unhelpful, this is not fault of Intrepid, but rather something to be aware of before travelling. There are certain places where food hygiene is completely overlooked and all passengers on the trip became ill as a result. The trip leader was not trained to deal with any medical situations other than altitude related illness and this made it very difficult for some people on the trip. If you are looking to do EBC, don't do an organised tour it would be cheaper and easier to hire your own guide and go it alone. Intrepid have a lot of work to do on this.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We were disappointed to read that the Everest Base Camp trip did not meet your expectations. We would love an opportunity to more fully understand your experience as feedback from our passengers is essential towards improving all that we do. Please feel free to contact our Customer Relations team who will be happy to further address your concerns: customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • HD
    Written on November 2, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    A wonderful country with great people and stunning natural beauty. We had a very nice group of people as well which, of course, adds to the enjoyment. I highly recommend this trek but also highly discourage anyone from using Intrepid Travel. We were a little different in that we were leaving the group after Day 11 to climb a peak and then hike back ourselves with our porter. Intrepid told us we would simply lose the days in the tea houses but retain all other things paid for. I don't mind paying a premium for services but I expect a certain level of customer service as a result. Intrepid uses sub-par tea houses that, I suspect, are free to them. The tea house makes income from requiring you to eat meals there, charge for internet, charging of electronics, showers, etc. It’s a constant barrage of sales pitches that we quickly grew weary of. I understand they’re trying to make money but it's totally over-priced at the places Intrepid picked. For example, 400 rupees ($4 US) for a liter of water when the store outside sells it for 100 rupees ($1US). When we left the group, we found nicer teahouses ($4-5US per night) that offered free amenities-we were more comfortable and spent less while also having the freedom to eat wherever we wanted. My main gripe, however, is that Intrepid did not cover what they had committed and would not give us our flight info, hotel info, porter, etc despite numerous phone calls, emails, etc. They simply didn’t respond or told to call someone who told us to call someone else who told. . . . .you get the idea. We had to take a helicopter out of Lukla and they told us they’d reimburse us for 90% of the cost which didn’t happen. We spent half a day at the Intrepid office in Kathmandu as we couldn’t get any response and after several hours of heated debate they reimbursed us for about 80% of the return plane flight not the helicopter flight. I regret spending part of my vacation in such a negative manner and the time and stress of trying to get a response from Intrepid throughout the trip. One could hire a personal guide and a porter for much less than Intrepid charged us.
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  • ML
    Written on September 16, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    AN incredible trip. Best to get active/be in shape beforehand to fully enjoy it. The guides are incredible and the sights are nothing I had ever seen before. I will remember this trip forever.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Manuel, thanks for sharing your experience! It is wonderful to receive feedback like this from our passengers, and we always pass it along to our global team where it is very much appreciated. We’re delighted that you had such a great time hiking Everest with us, and we hope to see you on another trip soon ... Which mountain do you plan to scale next? Kind regards, Intrepid Travel
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  • LB
    Written on April 21, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    One of my all time fave trips. Trekking to Everest is an experience I will never forget. This is a great trip if you just want to vanish and disconnect. I loved being able to walk all day and just breathe in the mountains. One of the real highlights for myself was being able to chat and connect with the leaders, it was really cool to be able to talk to them about life in Nepal. Ohhh and don't forget to eat as many Momos as possible, they are delicious Nepalese dumplings.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Kathmandu
  2. Day 2: Phakding (2610 m)
  3. Day 3: Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
  4. Day 4: Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
  5. Day 5: Phortse Gaon (3810 m)
  6. Day 6: Dingboche (4410 m)
  7. Day 7: Dingboche (4410 m)
  8. Day 8: Lobuche (4900 m)
  9. Day 9: Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
  10. Day 10: Kala Patar/Pheriche or Orsho
  11. Day 11: Tengboche (3840 m)
  12. Day 12: Monjo (2860 m)
  13. Day 13: Lukla
  14. Day 14: Kathmandu
  15. Day 15: Depart

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    • What do I need to know about this trip with regards to the accommodation?

      Accommodation on this tour will be made at local lodges - better known as teahouses - simple but comfortable places to saty in. Toilets and washing facilities are shared and rudimentary, and the food is plain and filling.

      In a teahouse, passengers are provided with small twin share rooms with twin beds, mattresses and pillows. At times, in high seasons, and in places where there are limited number of teahouses, passengers have to make do with dormitories. In some places, teahouses do not have access to electricity, depending on solar powered lighting instead.

      In more remote regions, teahouses do not have running water and toilets can mean just a hole in the ground. Hot shower facilities are available in some teahouses for a price, but in most of the places, a hot shower means a bucket of hot water, barely enough to wash your body.

    • Are there any supplemental fees for solo travellers?

      There is no mandatory single supplement on this trip, however you can request one be added, should you prefer to have your own room.

    • Is it necessary to bring a sleeping bag and mat?

      You can choose to bring your own sleeping bag or rent one in Nepal.

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    Recommended for Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Nepal. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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    Start and end in Kathmandu.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 16 December 2018 the full payment of $1,264 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1264 for Everest Base Camp, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 319 km.
    • Kathmandu (Nepal)
    • 160 km
    • Mount Everest (Nepal)
    • 160 km
    • Kathmandu (Nepal)

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