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Everest Base Camp Trek 21 days, Phaplu Salleri EBC Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek 21 days is a good trekking route to EBC via Phaplu and Salleri to avoid a risky flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. It is a new trekking route between Everest Base Camp and Phaplu. It has become a favorite trek of adventure hikers who have enough time. You will hike on a steep uphill and downhill trail, so we call it a challenging trek to EBC. You will walk through glimmering settlements, pine and oak forests crossing various tiny streams before joining Lukla. Please email us at missionecotreknepal@gmail.com and call or leave message on WhatsApp + 977 9851023742  for 21 days Phaplu and Salleri EBC Trek departure in 2024, 2025.

Trek Fact

Trek Name: Salleri Everest Base Camp Trek

Trek Duration: 21 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 2800 m -5500 m

Trek Cost: USD 980-USD 2250

Group Size: 1 - 12 people.

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Flight/Car

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu

Everest Base Camp Trek 21 days, a three weeks trekking to Everest Base Camp via Phaplu and Salleri with price, departure dates.

  • Salleri Everest Base Camp Trek
  • 21 Days Itinerary
  • Cost Details
  • Essential Trek Info
  • Fixed Departure
  • FAQs

Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek 21 days is an alternative of Jiri Everest Base Camp Trek. This EBC Trek explores both lower and upper Everest trekking. In a long (266 km) drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu will give you really a unique travel experience.

Also, you don't need to worry about flight delay, weather changes and landing in the scary Lukla airport on this trek. You will walk on an untouched trail of beautiful landscapes observing traditional lifestyles and hospitality of local people, enjoying a great view of snow-capped mountains, the Buddhist monasteries and diverse flora and fauna.If you are thinking of going to Lukla by bus from Kathmandu, it is still not possible.The alternative of Lukla flight is an overland drive to Salleri from Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty via Salleri
The difficulty of Salleri to Everest base camp trek is moderate level. Participants should be strong and in good physical condition. You need to walk for 5-6 hours daily on an uneven, rocky and frequently steep terrain. No technical climbing and other special abilities are required. This trek route includes many sections of stone stairs. You will spend considerable time at altitudes between 3500 m and 5200 m which makes hiking more strenuous. A physical training should be undertaken at least 3 months in advance to prepare before this trek.

Accommodation during Everest Base Camp Trek via Phaplu
There will be tidy, clean, modern tea house lodges accommodation-the best that are available in each village. This trip package is based on shared rooms usually twin-share and sometimes triple shares. Hot showers are available in all tea house lodges for paying an additional cost. 

Meals on Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek
You will get three times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trips. Also the snacks as well as ample hot and cold drinks can buy by paying extra cost. Please expect local food such as dal Bhat as well as Western-style dishes such as pizza, yak steak, chowmin, Momo and other dishes. Many of the lodges have power available with typical Asian plugs -two nail like horizontal prongs and offer to recharge for a fee.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek
The best time of year, trekking to Everest Base Camp via Salleri are Spring from February, March, April and May and also Autumn from September, October, November and December. It is possible to make this trip in February and early September but it is cold and rain at this time of the year.Summer and rainy season is not really a good time for this trek.

WiFi and Internet Access
Hotels in Kathmandu generally have excellent WiFi connections. Most hotels offer free WiFi in public areas. While trekking WiFi may be available in tea houses and lodges for a small cost.The higher you go the use of WiFi and internet will be extra cost and likely the slower the speed. Your tour leader will be able to offer some advice on communications in remote areas of the country. Please note that most tea houses do not have electrical outlets in rooms to charge devices but are shared in the main dining area with an additional cost. Past travelers have found portable solar chargers to be very useful.

Electricity on the EBC Trek
Almost all lodges have electricity but it is not wholly reliable and lighting may not be bright enough to read by – a torch is essential. Electrical charging facilities are generally available only in the dining room (charged at approx. Rs 150-RS 350 per hour per device). Many of the lodges use solar power so sometimes there is not enough electricity for charging. Many lodges have Wi-Fi these days – in some areas it works well but in others, it is slow and temperamental.

EBC Trek Seasons and Weathers
The main trekking season in Nepal is from September to mid-June when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600 m and progressively lower the higher we go. Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

Drinking Water
Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal.The tea houses sell boiled water for approx. Rs 150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle. Alternatively, all tea houses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with you and use an effective form of water treatment.Handheld UV filters such as a ‘Ste Ripen’ are very effective, can treat 1 liter of water in a couple of minutes and the water is ready immediately – look for lightweight lithium battery models and remember that you will need to bring a wide-mouthed bottle (e.g. Nalgene) for use with these devices.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Our Company representative welcomes you warmly at the Airport and transfer to the hotel. You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour
After breakfast, you set out for the sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley. Our expert tour guide shows you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square. Then, return back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Salleri(9-10 hours) 
Early in the morning, we start to drive from Kathmandu to Salleri in a local Jeep/bus . It is a long drive but the road is nice. It is newly constructed road. During the drive, we can view the panoramas of Riverside, jungle, wonderful landscape and the scattered villages. We cross the bridge at Sunkoshi River and continue through Okhaldhunga. On the way, we can see the incredible peaks as Dudhkunda (Numpur Himal), Everest and others.Then it is a continual drive up and up, which takes us to the district of Solukhumbu-Salleri. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 04: Salleri to Taksindo(5-6 hours)
After breakfast, we start our foothill journey. It goes through the countryside road, which is wide and after our entire hike today is easy and comfortable. The view of Numpur Himal is awesome and the local scenarios accompany it. The trekkers, who fly to Phaplu from Kathmandu for 25 minutes, have also the same route for trekking. We cross small streams and hill gorges. From Fera, we walk through the jungle of Pine till we get to Ringmo. We walk furthermore 2 hours to reach Taksindo. We enjoy the first day trek and take a rest. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 05: Taksindo to Kharikhola(5-6 hours) 
From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. Then we descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing. After about 2 hours ascend, we reach to Kharikhola. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 06: Kharikhola to Paiya(5-6 hours)
From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. Then we descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing. After about 2 hours ascend, we reach to Kharikhola. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 07: Paiyu to Phakding(5-6 hours)
From the hill of Taksindo, the picturesque scenarios of Salleri can be explored. The monasteries of the village represent mystical touch with Tibetan Buddhism. From another ridge, the views of Lukla, Nunthala valley astound us. Then we descend through the alpine forest, pass the Nunthala village and continue trek down, cross the Dudhkoshi River and get up to Jubing. After about 2 hours ascend, we reach to Kharikhola. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 08: Phakding to Namche Bazaar(5-6 hours). 
Crossing the suspension bridge, we walk through Bankar enjoying the wonderful waterfall. After 5 min walk, we can see the fabulous mountain on the right. It is called Thamserku. Then we cross another bridge and walk through undulating trail to reach Manju. There is a checkpost of the Sagarmatha National Park. We begin to walk in the Khumbu valley. We have lunch at Jorsalle and walk gradual up and down. Today we cross 5 bridges in total. Then we follow the Riverbank. Crossing the last bridge, we climb up gradually to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.   
Day 09: Acclimatization day
After breakfast, we go to the viewpoint place, just behind the Sagarmatha National Park headquarter. The panoramic views of Everest Himalayan chain: Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more. Then we walk down to the Sherpa cultural centre, where we can observe the gallery and documentary of sherpa’s ascending Mt. Everest. We hike up to the Everest View Hotel via Syangboche airport, have a cup of tea and return to Namche. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge. 
Day 10: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(5 - 6 hours).
After breakfast, we walk up 30 minutes and the trail is flat and relatively easy. After one and half hour, we reach to Kyanjuma, have a tea break and enjoy the Himalayan views. On the way, the mountain goats can be seen. A continual walk through the rhododendron forest, we descend about 45 minutes to the bank of the River, called Phunki Tenga. It is our lunch stop today. then we climb up all the way to Tengbuche through the zig zag trail. Tengbuche is the right location to stay, which is surrounded by the white peaks, just below the Ama Dablam. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 11: Tengboche to Dingboche(5 - 6 hours)
We begin the trek with a gradual down for half an hour through the rhododendron forest. We pass Dingboche, where we can see a nunnery. Our trek continues to the stream, cross the wooden bridge. We ascend about 30 min and reach to a gate and enter to the Pangboche. We visit the oldest monastery of the Everest region. Heading forward, the trail is gentle and we stop for lunch at Syomare. The trail is dotted by the treeline and all the way it is wide. Sometimes it becomes windy. After a couple of hours, we reach to Dingbuche. Overnight at Tea house/Lodge.
Day 12: Dingboche to Lobuche(4-5 hours)
After breakfast, we head by making the destination of Lobuche. We climb up through the steep route. Reaching a Stupa, the trail is gradual. The spectacular views of Everest chain, including Makalu can be seen. Then we reach to Thukla in about 2-2.5 hours. We have an early lunch there and make a steep climb for an hour to the ridge. There is a memorial of the Everest climbers, who passed away during the expedition. The trail is almost labeled to Lobuche. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 13: Lobuche to Gorakshep and hike to Everest Base Camp(8-9 hours)
Heading through the rugged trail gives you the adventure experience. It goes by another side of the Khumbu glacier. After about an hour, then we walk steep up to get the top and continue through the rough rocky trail. We reach Gorakshep through the Italian Research Center and Lobuche Pass. After a rest, we hike further to the Everest Base Camp through the new moraine route. On the way, we can see Pumori, Nuptse and other mountains on the background. Everest view is available only before reaching to Everest Base Camp. It is not that much difficult to walk because of trail, but the higher altitude makes it tough. Then, we descend to Gorakshep. Overnight at Tea house/Lodge.
Day 14: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and trek down to Pheriche(6-7 hour)
In the early morning, we hike to Kalapatthar, which is also a good viewpoint of the Everest range. The views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and Pumori on the background, which is just behind the Kalapatthar. The golden mountains during the sunrise period are fabulous, including the top of the world. Then we descend to Gorakshep, have breakfast and trek down all the way to Pheriche. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge. 
Day 15: Pheriche to Tengboche(5 hours)
Breakfast and trek to Tengboche monastery for 5 hours. Tyangboche is a famous view point to see Mount Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and other famous Himalayan range.
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar( 5 hours) 
After breakfast, we begin a long walk down to Namche Bazaar via Phunki Tenga. The views of the Himalayas and forest are wonderful. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Phakding(5-6 hours).
From Namche bazaar, we continue to trek down to Phakding with the view of the waterfall and Sherpa village. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge. 
Day 18: Phakding to Lukla (4 hours)
Breakfast and starts a short and an easy day trek to Lukla for 4 hours. In the afternoon, walk around Lukla, enjoy the last day of the trekking. Stay overnight at Lukla.
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu.
After finishing the Salleri to Everest Base Camp Trek, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla with the Everest scenarios. From the airport, we drive to the hotel and enjoy the whole day of shopping and rest. Overnight at Hotel
Day 20: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today is leisure day for relax and shopping. Overnight at Hotel 
Day 21: Kathmandu Airport
After breakfast, we transfer you to Kathmandu airport for final departure. Thank you for joining us for your memorable trip. See you again

Cost Includes

  • Airport Transfer - Hotel/Airport/ Hotel.
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu helicopter flight of guide and clients
  • Twin sharing neat and clean tea houses accommodation during the trek..
  • 3 times meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit – National Park fee and TIMS card
  • English speaking guide and all his flight, insurance, meals, salary and accommodation.
  • All government Taxes and Company service charges

Cost not Includes

  • Airport pick and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals- lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Expenses of personal natures like internet, telephone, WiFi, Laundry, hot shower, battery charging fee for mobile and camera.
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like coke, Mineral water, hot water, tea, coffee, beer, whisky.
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for rescue helicopter and other medication.
  • Upgrade accommodation like room with private toilet.
  • Porter to carry luggage - on clents request- we organize porter on additional cost. 
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek
We provide one porter for every two travelers. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter. The maximum the porters carry is 10 Kg per passenger. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only allows for a weight limit of 10 Kg for luggage, and 5 Kg for hand luggage. Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu but you will need to take all your trekking gear with you. Available for Rent: Sleeping Bag (NPR 200 - 300 NPR per day)

Cold Weather:
Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
Scarf
Warm gloves
Warm hat
Warm layers

Conservative Dress:
Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

Documents:
Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
Passport (required) (With photocopies)
Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)

Essentials:
Binoculars (optional)
Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
Cash, credit and debit cards
Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
Ear plugs
First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, band aids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, 
antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra 
prescription drugs you may be taking)
Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
Fleece top/sweater
Footwear
Hat
Locks for bags
Long pants/jeans
Money belt
Outlet adapter
Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
Reusable water bottle
Shirts/t-shirts
Sleepwear
Small travel towel
Sunglasses
Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
Watch and alarm clock
Waterproof backpack cover
Windproof rain jacket

Health and Safety:
Face masks (required)
Hand sanitizer (required)
Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
Rubber gloves

High Altitude Trekking:-
Down jacket (Recommended for winter season)
Hiking boots (Worn frequently prior to departure)
Pack liners to waterproof bags
Reusable water bottler - minimum 1 litre (Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best)
Sandals (For wearing around camp in the evenings)
Sleeping bag and liner, 4 season
Spare boot laces
Thermal base layer
Waterproof gloves
Whistle
Windproof rain gear
Wool socks
Laundry- Laundry facilities are offered by some of tea house and hotel for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

Passports-As a general rule, your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.

Nepal Visas-All foreign nationals require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US $30: Multi Entry Visa for 30 days - US $50 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $125. All travellers are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to get visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport.

Money Matters-Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.As currency exchange rates in Nepal fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. As of June 2022 the exchange rate for NEPAL was 1 USD = 122 NPR (Nepalese Rupees). There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard but these are limited to Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche Bazaar. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 4%-6% transaction fee.

Departure Tax-All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.

Tipping-Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. You may do this individually, or your CEO will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $1-$2 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service, for porters during the trekking portion of your trip, the recommended amount is 300-500 Rs (4-7 USD) per day; ask guide for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your guide and porter did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-30 USD per person, per week can be used.

Safety and Security-We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.

Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. Swimming, including is always at your own risk.

Drugs and Smoke-Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is not acceptable for our travellers, also illegal in Nepal. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. We have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Travel Insurance-Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

Local Dress-In Nepal the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of summers. In predominately Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tank tops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites. While visiting monasteries, please make sure you wear long trousers and open your shoes and stay quiet before entering the monasteries.

Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
International Flights-Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

Personal Health-You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that sometimes we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons your guide are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Asia pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs as you get at home but they are usually produced locally so please bring the full drug name with you when trying to purchase a prescription drug. 

Important notes
2. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking anywhere between 2 to 7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 5545 meters.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. For this it needs extra cost.
4. In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. 
5. You must bring an emergency fund of USD 500 in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or cancelled flights.
6. We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
7. The minimum age for this trip is 15 at time of travel.
9. You may be asked to provide 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit.

Altitude Sickness-Travelers to altitudes higher than 2,50 m are at risk of altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). This can be life-threatening and affect anyone, even people who are very physically fit. There is a higher risk for those who have had altitude sickness before, who exercise or drink alcohol before adjusting to the altitude, or who have health problems that affect breathing. If your tour travels to high altitude, see your doctor for advice specific to you and your situation before you depart. It is important to be aware of the normal altitude symptoms that you may encounter BUT NOT worry about:
1.Periods of sleeplessness
2.Occasional loss of appetite
3.Vivid, wild dreams at around 2500-3800m in altitude
4.Unexpected momentary shortness of breath, day and night
5.Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally
6.Blocked nose
7.Dry cough
8.Mild headache
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy, or experience other symptoms, please be sure to let your guide know immediately so that we can monitor your condition. Please be aware that should your guide deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, they will arrange for you to descend to a lower altitude.

Medical Facilities and Treatment-Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.

Alcohol and Caffeine-Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.

Monsoon-The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.

Lukla Flights-Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly and we may be forced to change the trip itinerary accordingly. Travelers need to be prepared for all weather conditions.In the Himalayas weather can cancel or delay the scheduled flight(s) to/from Lukla airport. To be sure that you make your trek, or return from it, it may be necessary to make this flight by a chartered helicopter. Helicopters can operate in some weather that aircraft cannot. Should a helicopter be needed, it will be at the expense of the travellers, and not something covered by Mission Eco Trek. Please keep approximately USD 500 (one way) accessible in case this situation presents itself. Hopefully weather delays will not occur, or if they do it will be for a limited time. Should the delays stretch into days and neither helicopter nor flight are a viable option, a collective decision will be made by the group on how to proceed. This is especially true if the delays are prior to the trek, as the original trek may no longer be feasible. We are here to help with this process.

Emergency Fund-Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $700 (or equivalent) cash as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This includes the USD $500 cash emergency helicopter funds.

Drones in Nepal-Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.
Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

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