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  • Duration16 Days
  • Price from$1895/ person
  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Max Altitude5,545m (18,192ft)

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a world-famous trip that is very physically demanding but infinitely rewarding. For trekkers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts around the world, the 16 days Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek is the pinnacle of adventures.  The once-in-a-lifetime journey takes you through the jaw-dropping Khumbu Valley, up to the base of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest (8848 m). The natural highlights of the trek—the Himalayas, diverse lush forests, and the rare wildlife found in this alpine region—cannot be missed.  Equally beautiful are the Sherpa culture and lifestyle.  Sherpas are renowned for their climbing abilities as well as their genuine hospitality.

Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights.

The Cultural Tapestry of Kathmandu

Take some time to explore Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, before starting your walk. Visit ancient monuments such as the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, and Swayambunath (Monkey Temple), a revered Buddhist stupa set on a mountaintop, to fully immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry. Discover the historic centre of Kathmandu, the old Durbar Squares, which are home to elaborate temples and palaces that represent the country's distinct fusion of Buddhism and Hinduism.

Take a thrilling flight to Lukla after discovering the cultural highlights of Kathmandu and soar through the Himalayas. Gaze out your window and see the Himalayas unfold, a magnificent prelude to the journey that lies ahead.

Lukla AIrport.

The thrilling and heart-pounding landing at Lukla Airport, which is frequently regarded as one of the world's most dangerous airports, is the beginning of your experience. This small airport, tucked up amongst towering hills, will serve as your entry point to the Everest region.

Sagarmatha National Park

Enter the wild of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with a wide variety of plants and animals, and explore this wildness. Watch out for endangered species like Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and perhaps the elusive snow leopard.

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar, some people call this mini thamel market regarded as the gateway to Everest, is where you will arrive. The sidewalks are lined with vibrant stores that provide a distinctive fusion of regional products and hiking necessities. Get used to the higher altitude and take in the region's diverse cultural offerings.

Sherpa People Hospitality

The Sherpas, who are known for being hospitable and resilient, have lived in the Everest region for many generations. Discover their way of life, their strong bond with the mountains, and their fabled spirit of climbing.


Peace Among the Peaks: Tucked away on a hilltop with a view of the valley, Tengboche Monastery offers peace and tranquilly. Observe the Buddhist monks going about their everyday lives, take in the beautiful mandalas, and feel the peace that fills this hallowed space.

Icefalls and Glaciers

Get up close and personal with the magnificent Khumbu Glacier, the biggest glacier in the Himalayas. Standing next to the Khumbu Icefall, a maze of crevasses and towering ice structures, you can truly appreciate the force of nature.

Panoramic Views

Kala Patthar and Nangkartshang Peak: Set out on a charming walk to reach Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m) and Kala Patthar (5,555 m). Absolutely great panoramic views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and numerous other Himalayan ranges can be seen from these vantage locations. The majesty and sheer size of the surrounding peaks will humble you.

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary - 16 Days

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu / Trek Preparation.
  • Day 3: Kathmandu, Manthali, Lukla, and Phakding.
  • Day 4: Phakding Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 5: Acclimatization Day, Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 6: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche
  • Day 7: Tengboche Dingboche.
  • Day 8: Acclimatization Day (Dingboche).
  • Day 9: Dingboche Trek to Lobuche.
  • Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep, 5,164 M (16,942 ft) - Everest Base Camp, 5,380 M (17,600 ft) Gorak Shep.
  • Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar 5,545 M (18,192 ft) to Pheriche
  • Day 12: Pheriche Trek to Khumjung Village.
  • Day 13: Khumjung Trek to Monjo.
  • Day 14: Monjo Trek to Lukla.
  • Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
  • Day 16: Final Departure

Everest Base Camp: A Difficult But Achievable Journey

Remain Encouraged Despite Your Age: It's not a passport number that will determine your success at Everest Base Camp, but rather your current fitness level. We have led successful groups of up to thirty people recently; some of them were as old as eighty! If you're dedicated and in good physical shape, this climb could become your Everest.

With a difficulty rating of five out of ten, the Everest Base Camp journey is frequently classified as fairly challenging. This indicates that while it's a challenge, many hikers with an adventurous spirit and strong physical health can complete it.

Depending on your own pace and how your body acclimatises to the altitude, the journey usually takes 10 to 14 days. The benefits are great even though you'll be hiking in an extremely high altitude (over 17,000 feet, or 5,364 metres), with some steep climbs and possibly difficult terrain.

Trekking Gear for Everest Base Camp: Get Ready for Adventure

The right equipment is essential for an amazing climb to Everest Base Camp, regardless of the season you select. The majority of the necessary equipment is the same all year, while certain extras are needed for the winter. The essentials are broken down as follows:


It's imperative to have a sturdy, well-made rucksack with lots of storage and a sturdy frame. To guarantee comfort on extended hikes, look for one with a ventilated back panel and a padded hip belt. However, once you book with us, you will get waterproof duffle bags for the trek, which means you can arrive in Nepal with your suitcase and a small daypack bag. 

Boots for Hiking:

Invest in a quality hiking boot with adequate ankle support that is waterproof and warm. It's essential to break them in completely before your walk to avoid blisters and guarantee comfort on uneven ground. If you are just thinking of buying the hiking boot for the Everest Trek, then start wearing it before starting the trek. 

Shirts with layers:

Pack a range of insulating mid-layers for warmth, moisture-wicking base layers to keep you dry, and an outer layer that is wind- and waterproof-resistant to shield you from the weather. You can adjust to the shifting weather in the mountains using this layering strategy.

The Everest Base Camp Kala Patthar Trek is an opportunity to see the massive Himalayan peaks that cross 8000 metres: Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and many more. The views of Khumbu Icefall and various glaciers are spectacular. Gorakshep (5380 m), a tiny mountain village, is the departure point to hike to base camp.  Finally, we will have the opportunity to trek up to Kala Pattar (5545 m) for the best view of Mt. Everest.

Trek to Everest Base Camp: Accommodation and Dining Options

Along the route, you'll encounter the distinct appeal of teahouses and lodges on your walk to Everest Base Camp. This is what to expect:


Standard lodges: Especially at lower altitudes, these offer straightforward yet cosy accommodations, with some offering the added convenience of private rooms with attached toilets. Some lodges may have dormitory-style rooms with common bathrooms at the busiest times of the year.

Options for upgrades: Do you want a little luxury? We can arrange opulent lodges with separate rooms, adjoining bathrooms, and heating blankets—a welcome comfort at higher elevations. Remember that even though the rooms aren't heated, ordinary lodges usually feature a heated eating area for visitors.


Local Delights: Get ready to enjoy mouthwatering Tibetan and Nepalese food. A wide range of rice meals, lentils, fresh vegetables, and regional specialties such as chapati (flatbread), momos (steamed dumplings), Tibetan bread, thenduk soup (noodle soup), and occasionally meat dishes are to be expected.

Options in the West: Do you miss the comforts of home? In order to accommodate the tastes of hikers, several teahouses serve Western food such as spaghetti, pizza, and burgers.


Mineral Water: Purchase bottled water at guesthouses to stay hydrated during your walk. Bottles usually cost between $1 and $5 USD.

Pre-Trek Training Tips: Get Your Body Ready for Everest Base Camp

Build Endurance: Before you hit the trail, focus on exercises that strengthen your legs. Activities like cycling, swimming, and even loaded hikes (don't worry, porters will carry your main backpack during the trek) are all excellent choices. Consider yoga and breathing exercises as well - these can improve your flexibility and lung capacity, both valuable assets on the trek. Yoga classes can provide guidance, but you can also practice independently.

Essential Tips for a Successful Everest Base Camp Trek:

Pack Smart: Proper preparation is key! Ensure you have warm layers, sturdy hiking boots, and a good quality reusable water bottle for the trek.

Acclimatize Wisely: Take your time ascending to higher elevations to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Listen to your body and take breaks when needed. 16 days everest base camp trek itinerary allows 2 extra nights to acclimatize in the high elevation. 

Expert Guidance: Trekking with a qualified mountain guide is highly recommended. Their experience navigating the Himalayas can ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. (We, of course, have a team of expert Sherpa guides!)

Stay Charged: Bring a power bank to keep your electronic devices powered throughout the trek.

Trekking Poles: Consider using trekking poles to reduce strain on your knees, especially during descents.

Respect the environment. Be a responsible trekker. Stay on designated trails and dispose of waste properly to minimize your impact on the local culture and environment.

Booking Your Everest Base Camp Trek

Ready to embark on your Everest Base Camp adventure? Booking is easy! Simply contact us via email, WhatsApp, or our website. Our friendly team will guide you through the entire process and answer any questions you may have. To secure your spot, a deposit is required. The remaining balance will be due before your expedition begins.

Hassle-Free Trekking

Everest Base Camp treks are highly sought-after, so booking well in advance is recommended. Let us handle all the logistics! Our experienced team will take care of permits, transportation, and accommodations, allowing you to focus on preparing for the adventure of a lifetime.

Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek Prices

The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek varies depending on several factors, including group size, trek duration, and the level of service you choose. On average, the trek ranges from $1,500 to $3,000 per person. This typically includes all transportation, accommodations, meals, porters, guides, domestic flights to Lukla, Kathmandu hotel stays, and permits.

Standard 16-Day Trek:

The standard 16-day Everest Base Camp trek starts at $1,385 USD per person, based on a group size of two. We offer group discounts upon request.

Our Focus: Quality Over Quantity

While we don't prioritize large group sizes, we prioritize quality. Many companies offer similar trips, but we're confident ours is different. We focus on providing a personalized and exceptional experience.

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  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel. If you arrive late at night then your dinner will be on the next day.

    • Hotel
    • 25 Min
    • Dinner
    • 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

    After breakfast proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour at the Swayambhunath Temple. After the Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites Patan Durbar Square, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.

    After sightseeing drives back to the hotel and briefing of the rest of the trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gear or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel.

    • Kathmandu
    • 5 hrs
    • Breakfast
    • 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 4
    Kathmandu - Manthali - Lukla - Phakding.

    The normal plan has been changed which we used to organize from Kathmandu because now we have to wake up early morning 3 and then drive to Manthali Airport for 3-4 hrs. All the flights to Lukla will be operated from Manthali Airport. 25 minutes flight to Lukla (9,186ft). Enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world on a hillside surrounded by mountainous peaks. We will meet the rest of our crew members at the Lukla airport, a gateway destination from where our trek begins. A gentle walk to Phakding village through Chaurikharkha village, Mt. Khumbila, and monastery.

    • Lodge
    • 4 Hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 2,610 m (8,562 ft)
    • Phakding
    • 8 Km / 5 Miles
  • Day: 4
    Phakding Namche Bazaar.

    This is the day that you hear the most is the trek into Namche Bazaar, walking through a beautiful pine forest Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, and the entrance to Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. The path to Namche is very well-traveled so you'll continually come across locals, other tourists and then continue traffic of Yaks and porter. It is infamous for its long consistent steep inclines uphill brings us to the prime heartland of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, we can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    • Lodge
    • 6 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 3440 m (11,290 ft)
    • Namche
  • Day: 5
    Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar.

    There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, we wake up to another spectacular morning and view from our room and sun rose of the breathtaking mountains. Let us make you clear something up that is a big misunderstanding about the Acclimatization day. Acclimatization day is not a rest day, it is something completely different so don’t think that after the huge climb of getting into Namche Bazaar you’ll spend today lazing around the lodges or shopping in local stores. Our team will take you to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. So after breakfast, we will start the gentle hike up to Everest view hotel where we can see the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. Day hike up to 3,700 m (12,139 ft)

    • Lodge
    • 3
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 3440 m (11,290 ft)
    • Namche
  • Day: 6
    Namche Bazaar - Tengboche

    After breakfast in Namche Lodges, we set off for our next destination Tengboche. A gentle climb up to the Namche top and we will have all the pleasure en route with the majestic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku peak. The trail is smooth with few ups and downs up to Kyangjuma. We are least bothered about the trail as the majestic views of the Himalayas make our expedition full of excitement. After Kyangjuma the trail is downhill a bit and we will cross the Dudh Kosi River and then a gentle climb up to Tengboche. Tengboche is a wonderful place to have scenic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Ama Dablam. It has the biggest Buddhist monastery called Tengboche Monastery (3870m).

    • Lodge
    • 5-6 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 3,870 m (12,696 ft)
    • Tengoboche
  • Day: 7
    Tengboche Dingboche.

    This is another best place to wake up early morning with the spectacular view of Mountains surrounding you. From the Monastery, you will hear the early morning chanting by the Monks which make your morning blessed and peaceful.l Along the way Mt. Amadablam will be smiling on our right side. We will pass through Imja River, chortens, stupas, small villages, tea houses and people working on their farm. Pretty much easier trail and after crossing Pheriche pass a gentle uphill which makes you feel like now you are adjusting to the altitude. Overnight at Dingboche.

    • Lodge
    • 5-6 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 4410 M (14,470 ft)
    • Dingboche
  • Day: 8
    Acclimatization Day - Dingboche.

    After breakfast take a short day hike up to Chhukhung (4750 M 15,580 ft), and back to Dingboche.

    • Lodge
    • 3 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 4410 M (14,470 ft)
    • Dingboche
  • Day: 9
    Dingboche Trek to Lobuche.

    Today you might feel some breathing disorder while crossing the Thugla pass due to the altitude but no need to panic. From Dingboche to Thugla trails is gentle but the 1 hr Thugla pass makes you quite tired but after crossing the pass the trail is smooth. We continue our expedition until we reach Lobuche which is our destination for today. We might feel some breathing disorder due to high altitude but still, there is no need to panic. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

    • Lodge
    • 5-6 hrs
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 4,940 M (16,210 ft)
    • Lobuche
  • Day: 10
    Lobuche - Gorak Shep 5,164 M (16,942 ft) - Everest Base Camp 5,380 M (17,600 ft) - Gorak Shep.

    The trail leads toward Gorakshep through the rocky and rugged. While walking on the way you will see the amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, and others. After reaching in Gorakshep, we will drop our bags and a short tea break and we take the trail to Everest Base Camp. Hike towards to Base Camp is strenuous due to the thin air, follow your Guide diligently. We pass through rocky dunes, moraine, and streams before reaching the Everest Base Camp. Upon reaching the Everest Base Camp, we see tents of mountaineers, we will see lot’s during the springtime. We will take the opportunity of visiting such an iconic location. After exploring Everest base camp we get back to Gorak Shep.

    • Lodge
    • 8-9
    • Breakfast, Lunch, DInner
    • 5,164 m (16,942 ft)
    • GorakShep
  • Day: 11
    Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar 5,545 M (18,192 ft) to Pheriche

    This morning we will wake up early to hike up to our final top highest destination Kala Patthar for sunrise and 360 degrees up-close and formidable view of Mt. Everest. The temperatures will be -10 to -14 C and chilly winds. We had seen many people get tears in their eyes after being on top over here after seeing the world’s tallest mountains. We will hike back to Gorakshep the afternoon is taken to descend down to Pheriche village.

    • Lodge
    • 7-8
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 4,371 M (14,340 ft)
    • Pheriche
  • Day: 12
    Pheriche Trek to Khumjung Village.

    After our morning breakfast we hike to another town Khumjung, Khumjung is famous for Yeti Scalp. Also famous for Sir, Edmund Hillary memorial school, and the Monastery.

    • Lodge
    • 6-7
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 3,790 M (12,435 ft)
    • Khumjung
  • Day: 13
    Khumjung Trek to Monjo.

    From Khumjung to Namche is a different trail but when the trail meets Namche we will be hiking through the same route which we had started earlier.

    • Lodge
    • 6-7
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 2,850 M (9,351 ft)
    • Monjo
  • Day: 14
    Monjo Trek to Lukla.

    Today is the final day to wrap up our Everest Base Camp Trek, easy trek up to Lukla. Here we are saying bye to Sherpa’s and crew who helped us in our Everest Base Camp Trekking Expedition. Rugged Trails Nepal strongly request to all our trek members to give tips to Sherpa’s because this is what they expect at the end after the successful trip. Evening enjoys the last moment with Sherpa’s and packs for tomorrow's early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

    • Lodge
    • 5
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • 2,860 M (9,383 ft) ACCOMMODATION
    • Lukla
  • Day: 15
    Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

    Here we are saying bye-bye to the Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary airport after our breakfast. A scenic flight to Kathmandu, the guide will check in your hotel. Afternoon free time for last moment shopping or massage in Thamel. Evening Farewell dinner with Rugged Trails Nepal team and it's provided by the company.

    • Hotel
    • 35 Min Flight
    • Breakfast, Dinner
    • 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 16
    Final Departure

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they will continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact the Rugged Trails Nepal team.

    • NA
    • 25 Min transfer
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA

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What's Included

  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Domestic airfare price: Kathmandu-Lulkla-Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered an English-speaking local guide.
  • Porters to carry bags (we will provide duffle bags to put your stuff for the hike in.)
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees, Khumbu entrance fees, and all government taxes.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Guided tour in the city with an expert tour guide.
  • Farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment and clothing for porters and staff.
  • Insurance for all staff (includes Guide and Porter).
  • Private transportation for arrival, departure, and sightseeing.
  • First Aid Kit for Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Everest base camp Trekking Map
  • Salary and allowances for all staff, including porters and guides

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa: Multiple entry (30 days): USD 40
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal gear and clothing (available for hire)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Any expenses incurred in an emergency evacuation or roadblock due to any reason.
  • Table drinks, snacks while walking, and mineral water.
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Services other than those mentioned above
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone, etc.
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.

Useful Information

When is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp?

Trekking at Everest Base Camp is possible throughout the year, but spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.  The Everest Base Camp Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Rugged Trails Nepal arranges the trek with complete management. Please feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

Welcome Adventurers to Trek in Nepal for 2024 and 2025 with Rugged Trails Nepal

Embark on an unforgettable journey to the majestic Everest Base Camp, nestled amidst the breathtaking Himalayas of Nepal. Rugged Trails Nepal invites you to experience the thrill of trekking through this iconic region, where towering peaks, serene Buddhist monasteries, and vibrant Sherpa villages await.

Unveiling the Everest Region's Splendour

The Everest region, renowned as "The Roof of the World," is a haven for adventurers seeking a once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience. Witness the awe-inspiring Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, as you traverse rugged trails, encounter diverse wildlife, and immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture.

Tailored Trekking Experiences for Every Adventurer

Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a novice explorer, Rugged Trails Nepal has a curated itinerary to suit your preferences and fitness level. Our classic 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek provides a comprehensive exploration of the region, while our shorter treks offer a taste of the Everest grandeur without overwhelming challenges. If you want to combine the Gokyo Ri and Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary within 15 to 16 days, then we also have a set plan of 15 days of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Ri Trek.

Commitment to Safety and Sustainability

At Rugged Trails Nepal, the safety and well-being of our guests are paramount. Our experienced guides and porters are well-versed in the Everest region's terrain and conditions, ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. We also prioritize sustainable practices to minimize our environmental impact and preserve the pristine beauty of the Himalayas.

Join Our Family in the Himalayas

As you embark on your Everest trekking adventure, you become part of our Rugged Trails Nepal family. We are committed to providing personalized attention, ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout your journey.

Embrace the adventure; Discover the Himalayas

Let the call of the mountains guide you to the Everest region, where unforgettable experiences and breathtaking vistas await. Contact Rugged Trails Nepal tour planner today to plan your 2024  and 2025 Everest trekking adventures and discover the true essence of the Himalayas.

Trip Note

Weather In Nepal

  • Daytime Temperatures Range 68F - 77F
  • Lows are about 33F-42F.

Tourist Visas:

  • Online application: https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
  • Either apply for a visa at a Nepalese embassy or consulate before traveling or purchase a tourist visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu) or at the following land border points of entry:

Nepal Visa Fees

  • 15-day multiple-entry tourist visa ($25 USD)
  • 1-month multiple-entry tourist visa ($40 USD)
  • 3-month multiple-entry tourist visa ($100 USD)

Don't forget to bring

  • 4 passport photos each
  • Bring Cash for the visa fee (just in case)
  • Visa fees are payable in USD. Money-changing and ATM services are available at the airport, but credit card payment is not a reliable option.
  • Money: ATM card (inform your bank before arriving in Nepal). 
  • Bring USD with you on the plane, as you will need it for your visa.
  • ATMs are fine in Kathmandu, Namche, Pokhara, and other major cities.
  • Card payment is accepted at the local lodges, but we suggest you carry cash with you for the trek. 

Requirements for entry:

  • A passport must have six months or more validity remaining at the time of entry
  • Visas appropriate for purpose of travel

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • We provide a full refund if the cancellation is made within 90 days of arrival. 50% of the deposit will be refunded if the cancellation is done within 30 days of arrival. No refunds of the deposits will be provided later than that. Because the clients had to pay for the refunds, there were bank charges. Cancellations of the trips must be advised in writing. However, no refund or compensation will be made for any unused air tickets, accommodations, or any other activity.
  • Cancellations must be sent via email to helloruggedtrailsnepal@gmail.com    

Medical insurance is required

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  • Great Guides For Our Everest 3 Passes Trek

    - Harrie Van de Linde, Australia

    Great small trekking company with lots of knowledge about the area. Indra and Mekraj were great guides for our 3 passes trek for 14 days. They have done it many times before, so they know the lodges and where the great food is. We went in the off-season (Nov–Dec), so lots of lodges were very quiet and felt homely.
    Most of our group used porters for some of our gear, which helped a lot during the strenuous days of the trip.
    Overall, I would recommend a company like this over the bigger groups such as Intreped, as it can be altered as you go for your own pace and interests rather than a very set route and schedule.

  • Solo Trekking In the Himalaya Everest Three Passes

    - Georgia, Austria

    Thank you, Rugged Trails, for helping me to feel every emotion a human being has ever felt and for locating all the hiking supplies—even shoes—at the last minute in Kathmandu. Thank you, Nirajan, Indra, Harka, and all the lovely people of Nepal, for making it a perfectly organized and super-safe adventure. Thank you for putting up with all my feelings and random requests for ginger-lemon tea.

    Read her personal experiences about the whole trip: Female solo trekking In the Himalaya

  • Short Everest View Trek and Kathmandu

    - Mariana, Colombia

    I was traveling as a solo woman and Rugged Trails Nepal organized my trekking trip to Tengboche (short Everest view trek) and a couple of city tours in Kathmandu. Indra was my guide during my trekking trip and he was the most helpful and nice person. Nirajan made my travel experience a really good one and help me with everything that I asked for. I completely recommend this agency for any trekking trip in the Himalayas and for a solo woman.