My family and I recently trekked to Everest Base Camp (EBC) with Imperial Nepal Trek (INT) and this company really did so much for us to make our experience enjoyable and unforgettable.
They had a high level of professionalism and were well-organised since our touch down in Kathmandu. At the airport we were met by who was to be out guide to EBC and back (friendly and patient Sujan Khanal), and INT organised a taxi straight to our hotel (hotel also organised by INT). The following day we were met by the organiser (Paras Khanal) of the feel in person, who gave us a run down of itinerary and answered our many questions so patiently!
On that note, Paras was very accomodating with creating an itinerary specifically tailored to our needs - this was a huge plus, as we didn't have the time to do the trek they initially recommended. paras was very willing to tailor a trek to suit some of our limitations.
INT also made some of those admin and difficult parts of travelling in a new city MUCH easier - they organised all taxi transfers around the City, as we needed, the organised the down jackets, down sleeping bags and duffel bags that would be incredibly necessarily in the colder parts of the trek! They also facilitated some sight-seeing around Kathmandu and a provided 2 really enjoyable dinners - a welcome dinner on arrival to Kathmandu and farewell dinner after our trek.
Trekking with our guide and 2 porters was a great experienxe in the mountains - we were looked after, entertained, informed and a bit spoilt at times (that extra cup of coffee or opportunity to have a quick and hot shower when you thought it wasn't possible!). This really made the (at times difficult) trek that much more enjoyable. We are very grateful to Sujan our guide and our 2 porters for all the effort they put in on this trek. They are incredibly tough and resilient to the Himalayan cold!
It was a relief throughout the trek not to have to fuss with payment for every meal and every room etc - these expenses were all included in the total cost we paid INT - and it was well worth it! Very reasonable price and we more than got our money's worth. Definitely contact Paras and INT for quotes.
The trekl itself is amazing but I figure you probably know that already and more likely, you're trying to decide which trekking company to choose. I would highly recommend Imperial Nepal Treks!
Everest Base Camp Normal 15 Days
- Customizable Itineraries
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- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- "Snowball Discount" We offer you what we like to call snowball discounts. The more people you can bring with you in your trek, the better discounts you are entitled to.
Based on 14 Reviews
- TRIP OVERVIEW
- TRIP DETAILS
- DETAILED ITINERARY
- Fixed DATES: 2018 / 19
Moderate to adventurous
5,550m/18,204ft at Kala Patthar
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trek
Standard Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge on a trek with Hot shower
Private Car & Flight
September to December & March to May.
Outlined Itinerary for Everest Base Camp Normal 15 Days
- Pick up and drop facility from Airport - Hotel - Airport By private car.
- Guided Full Day CityTour in Kathmandu valley By Private Vehicle.
- Welcome dinner (enjoy live Nepali Cultural program) at one tropical Nepali restaurant.
- 3 Nights Good Hotel In Kathmandu ( 2 Night before trek and one night after trek )
- Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax, and domestic transfer.
- Accommodation in comfortable and clean Guest House House, Lodges (3 nights attached bathroom) during your treks.
- Three meals a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
- Seasonable Fresh Fruit.
- Tea or Coffee during meal time (Served in a Cup).
- One Trekking Guide.(Experienced, English speaking, well trained) All his expenses, insurance, during your travel period.
- (One porter for each two-members in a group)All his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
- Trekking Permit Everest base camp.TIMS card and National Park entry fee.
- Down Jacket and sleeping bags upon request while trekking.
- First Aid Kit.
- Farewell dinner with choice of Westen food.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Alcoholic beverages, personal nature expenses, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet.
- Emergency rescue evacuation if required such as personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
- Extra luggage and personal trekking gears.
- International flight tickets, date change or re-issue If required.
- Nepal visa fee, Visa issurance is easy upon arrival.
- Monument fee in Kathmandu
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
The Everest Base Camp trek on the south side is a standout amongst the most well known trekking courses in the Himalayas and is gone by a great many trekkers every year.. Trekkers usually fly from Kathmandu to Lukla to save time and energy before beginning the morning trek to this base camp. However, trekking to Lukla is possible.
Mt. Everest 8848m. The world’s highest mountain attracts trekkers from around the world.
This trek to Everest Base Camp will put you through unseen, amazing and inspiring views of sky-high Himalayas that appear so close to touching stars. Mount Everest Base Camp Trek won't simply let you feel that you're in a total paradise, yet will likewise give you a chance to encounter the wonders and exceptional Sherpa culture. The conventions, religions and cordialities you'll be presented with in this Everest Trekking is basically marvelous. Learning about Buddhism, visiting ancient monasteries and the traditional farming system will add milestones to your trek to Everest Base Camp that can never make you feel bored.
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in the year 1953 were the first to accomplish this remarkably adventurous journey to Everest Base Camp. Since then, Mount Everest Base Camp Trek has been known as the most popular trekking destination to the people around the globe.
This is a combination of two treks in the Khumbu region of Nepal. We will be using the best lodges on this trek, some are quite comfortable while others are quite basic.
The initiation point for our Everest Base Camp Trek is Lukla. We take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu once the trekking is accomplished. The Route Map has captured every trail we would be following throughout our Everest Base Camp Trek.
- Dudh Koshi, the River of Milk, Rhododendron and Magnolia Forests
- The main gateway to our Everest trekking, Namche Bazaar
- Khumbu Glacier, the home of Mount Everest Base Camp and the icefalls
- An unforgettable breathtaking view of sunrise on those snow capped mountains from the summit of Kala Patthar
- Spring Season is the best to discover the wild variety of flowers all around
- Unique Sherpa culture and generous hospitalities of the people living in this region
- Learn Buddhism, and visit ancient monasteries
- The traditional farming system
- Everest Base Camp
The trekking group to Everest Base Camp Trek depends on the number of persons. Normally, we take in 2-10 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage the Everest Base Camp Trek accordingly. The maximum number '10' is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require.
Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter for 2 persons, 1 porter carrying maximum of 20 kg weight
Guide and Porter
For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Accomodation and Meals
Our overnight stay would be on Tea houses and Guest Houses during Everest Trekking. Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 200. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your Everest Base Camp trek.
Our Everest Base Camp Trek would let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at tea house/guest house whereas we will have lunch on our way.
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel. We offer welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu. Other meals as well as your other personal expenses will be from your own pocket. Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee) are included during the Everest Base Camp Trek once you leave Kathmandu.
The means of transportation are cars/vans and planes. Pick up and drop from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by the vehicles of Imperial Nepal Treks.
Our trekking will start with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, there is no transport and we will walk all the way to our destination. Coming back to Lukla upon the completion of Everest Trekking, we take back flight from Lukla to Kathmandu again.
Safety and Precaution
It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Everest trek. As the Everest trekking leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs.
Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. The guides of Imperial Nepal Treks are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over 8 years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.
Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid pulse (heart rate)
- Shortness of breath with exertion
Due to this, we need good time to adapt in the current environment and thus we have planned our itineraries in such a way that we get enough time for acclimatization to ensure your health safety.
A good planning for Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a must to minimize the health risks with problems like AMS. And if you are a patient of heart, lungs or blood disease, it is very important that you consult with your doctors and familiarize yourself with the remedies for the diseases before trek.
From this day onwards you will be with us and in safe hands. We will pick you up from the Airport and drop you at the Hotel for rest.
We will, on this day, go on a short tour of Kathmandu Valley. On this trip, we will cover the major tourist attraction sites in the valley. And we will end the day by having dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant with Live Music.
On this day after breakfast, we start our trek by flying to Lukla via Tribhuwan Internation Airport. And after we get there we will be walking on a short route to Phakding. After 3-4 hours we will get to pakhding and spend our night there. We will also be visiting a 500 years old Pemacholing Monastery in the Phakding area. And spend our night there.
From Phakding, we walk towards Namche Bazaar, being our next destination on the trip to Mount Everest. After some trekking, we climb up along the trail and visit Sagarmatha National Park. You can have the internet access here. Moving forward, we will witness the first view of Mount Everest. Climbing up the path, we are finally at Namche Bazaar. And spend the night there for our big day.
This day is the rest day as we require enough time for acclimatization; nonetheless, on the off chance that you will climb for at some point then we take you to well-known Everest View Hotel that takes around 3 hours to get looks of Mt. Everest. On our way back, we'll visit Hilary and Sherpa exhibition hall. You will get teahouse or hotel convenience in full board premise.
Heading towards Tengboche from Namche, the first view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega, and Thamserku is witnessed. Moving forward, we pass by an Army Barrack at Phunke Tenga and arrive at Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for the Buddhist Monastery, we visit and explore the monastery. Our accommodation would be in a tea house or lodge on full board basis.
Ascending along the stone steps, we see the National Park Head Office as we pass by Deboche. Following up the path, we reach Pangboche where a religious place called Pangboche Gompa exists. Walking over some flat trails, surpassing tea shops, we arrive at Dingboche. Here, you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.
This day is the rest day for acclimatization and the last leg of the journey as well. You can take full rest or if interested explore the areas over there. A trek to Chhukung that takes around 3 to 4 hours can be taken. Walking towards the east, within Imja Tsha valley, the path leads to Chukkung. You might experience thin air here as the altitude gains. At Chhukung, there are few teahouses and you can have the superb view of the snow-capped peaks and glaciers. Enjoying the sceneries all around, we stroll back to Dingboche for an overnight stay in the same teahouse/lodge.
Beginning from Dingboche, we head towards Lobuche walking over the mani stones. Taking gradual steps, we will follow the trail of Three High Passes Trek. The trek is quite strenuous as we need to cross Kongma La Pass that resides at an altitude of 5535m. Moving forward, passing by the High camp, we reach Lobuche. At Lobuche, we stay for overnight in a teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.
Climbing high, we follow Everest Base Camp Trek trail, and come across Pyramid, Lobuche pass at 5110m, and Gorak shep Tsho Lake at Gorakshep. We have lunch at Gorakshep and stepping up, passing by Camp and Pumori B.C., we reach Everest Base Camp (5364). We come back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay in a tea house or lodge on full board basis.
In order to snap in the breathtaking morning view, the sun rays over the snow-capped Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and others, we walk towards Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5550m. From Kala Patthar, we descend towards Dingboche via Lobuche and finally stay at Pheriche you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.
We have our breakfast at the lodge in Pheriche start our day. As we make our way down to Namche Bazaar, the trail drops downhill to Pangboche village which further drops to the riverside where on crossing the bridge over Imja Khola the trail hikes up to Tengboche. From Tengboche, a steep descent takes you to the Dudh Koshi River, where we cross the first bridge over the Dudh Koshi River in Phunki Tenga. We then pass the village of Tashinga, Sanasa and finally reach Kyangjuma. The trail from here to Namche Bazaar. We spend the night in Namche Bazaar, where you can enjoy a hot shower and loosen up your muscles.
After the breakfast, we continue our walk downhill from Namche toward again the second bridge across the Dudh Koshi River near the meeting point of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. Then we walk towards Monjo, Phakding. We stop at Phakding for lunch and soon after the lunch we continue the trail that leads us to Lukla. This is the last day of the trek. On reaching Lukla you can either spend your time with the rest of the crew members or look for some alone time to summon up the wonderful memories made during the past few days. The night will be spent at a lodge in Lukla.
We will take in Lukla to Kathmandu flight that is around 30 to 40 minutes. You will meet the team of Imperial Nepal who will drop you at the Hotel you stayed before (unless changed). As this is the last day, we enjoy the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with live music and rejoice the moments.
The representatives from Imperial Nepal Treks will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and assist you in your final departure from Kathmandu. We bid our last goodbyes and you will head towards your destination.
- 2018 Fixed Departures
- 2019 Fixed Departures
FAQ For Everest trekking
- What is the success rate for your trips?
- We have up to 100 % success rate for our Everest treks.
What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?
- To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.
Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?
- Yes Some one come to pick you up from airport to hotel
What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?
- In Kathmandu we will provide you 3* category hotel and mountain normal Tea house/ Lodge
Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay deposit later or do I have to pay deposit at booking/reservation?
- About deposit amount depends on you, this is possible you reserve your trip now and pay your deposit amount 20% later.
Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the Kathmandu portion of the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?
- Yes this is possible of getting separate rooms in Kathmandu, It cost around $40 Per night.
Is this a guaranteed departure even if I am alone stating in the request trip?
- Our departure is guaranteed even if you are along.
When I pay the remainder of the money on arrival in Kathmandu, how do you take that money? US cash or credit card?
- Remaining balance you pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu. We accept Visa card, MasterCard, and cash.
What sort of food can I expect in trekking?
- Most teahouses (lodges) in Everest Base Camp trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu.
Is the food in mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?
- YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.
Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled? Readily available?
- Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per littler. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.
What mode of transportation do you use?
- We used in Kathmandu all transport Car/ Van/Bus with A/C
- For domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu), we use Tara Air, Agni Air -popular domestic airlines.
What is the best season for this trekking?
- February, March, April, May,/ October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek.
What is the weather and temperature like in trekking?
Spring - March / April / May / June
- During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.
- July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season
- The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.
Autumn - End of September / October / November
- The average temperature during the fall is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
I m a Vegeterain, is that a Problem ?
- No problem at all because the lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
Do your guides have trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude?
- Yes, they have all received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). And NMA.
What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?
- Our guides are well trained for the high altitude problems and first aid. They always carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well. All our guides carry the local mobile phones and SAT phones for the emergency.
Do you know about how many miles the trek is?
- Total distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.
Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?
- Yes, you need to book your own International flights.
Can I charge my digital camera or other equipment’s on my trip?
- These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
- There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
- No In Trekking you need a cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains.
How much additional money do I need per day?
- It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.
Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
- This is a difficult thing to gauge. we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
- In major places (Namche Bazar, Lukla), we arrange guesthouse with hot shower. And in rest of the places, hotel water in bucket will be provided for shower; it would cost you extra about USD 3-4 per shower.
Is Imperial Nepl staff insured?
- Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.
Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?
- Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
- Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.
Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?
- The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
- YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.
Couldn't have been better!-October 2017
Myself and my Dad did the Everest Base Camp trek. Ram was our guide, and he was incredible every step of the way. Vast knowledge of the trek, and tailored it to us to make the trip enjoyable and comfortable. The manager Paras met us at the hotel the first night and gave us a thorough run through of our itinerary, and on the last night we were treated to a wonderful farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant, which was such a lovely way to end the trip. On the trek, Ram was always right by our sides, making sure everything was ok. Unfortunately at the top I got pulmonary edema from the altitude, but Ram looked after me until he was able to get a helicopter. We saw other people who were in similar situations, where their guides barely said two words to them - Ram was with me every 5 minutes, bringing me water or asking if i was ok. Couldn't ask for more from a guide. If you're doing any treks in Nepal, I couldn't recommend this company more!
Amazing sights, amazing people!-October 2017
Just returned from the 16 day trek to Everest Base Camp with INT.
From the start, communications with Paras were good, and he answered all of our questions adequately.
When we arrived in Kathmandu, the taxi was waiting to pick us up at the airport and take us to the lovely Aryatara hotel in Thamel (great hotel and great location).
INT had arranged a tour of some of the major tourist attactions for us for the next day and they were an interesting mix! Never seen a cremation before!!!
On the next day (Tuesday) we were up early and Hari our guide for the trek, met us at the hotel and took us to the airport for the flight to Luckla. Big disappointment here though, as the flights to Luckla were cancelled due to bad weather, but Hari managed to get them rescheduled for the next morning, so it was back to Aryatara hotel and retry again tomorrow.
On the Wednesday, flights were running with just a little delay, and the adventure began. After arriving in Luckla, we had lunch and we were introduced to our porters, Binod and Modan, who were exceptionally good at what they do, and had a cool, calm demeanour about them and they just got on with what they needed to do.
The trek was a wonderful experience, with views that literally took your breath away (especially as we climbed past the 4000m mark and the air got thinner and thinner). I made the mistake of not using my scarf/snood early enough and got a rasping sore throat and the dreaded Khumbu Cough! If you are going to do this trek, try wearing a scarf/snood from as low as Namche Bazaar to prevent this.
All the way on the trek, Hari and the guys kept asking us if we were OK, and making sure we kept hydrated and were eating enough to get us there and back. I cannot thank the 2 porters enough for the amount of hard work they did for us!!! I don't think I could have picked our bags up never mind carried them half way up Everest. Cheers guys!
Due to the delay at the start of the trek, due to flight cancellations, we had changed our return flights to England and gave ourselves a couple of extra days to play with at the end of the trek. Luckily enough we didn't need them, as the flights from Luckla were on schedule, but Paras also arranged a couple of extra nights accommodation for us at Kathmandu, which we were more than happy to pay for, until it was time for us to leave for the airport. It wasn't at the Aryatara, but the hotel was adequate. Paras also arranged for the taxi to pick us up from the hotel and get us to the airport in time for our flight home.
All in all, a wonderful experience that will be remembered for the rest of my life, and once again a big THANK YOU! to the guys, Hari, Binod and Modan for looking after us so well.
We had the most wonderful trek in late May 2017. We give 5 stars to Imperial Nepal. We checked with about 8 trek companies prior to our trip, including 2 companies that our friends' had used. We found Imperial Nepal on the internet and Imperial Nepal with Paras was the most responsive and answered many of our questions prior to the trek. We inquired about food, accomodations, length of the trek, weather, clothes, bathrooms, scenery and helicopters. Paras answered all of our questions. All of our expectations on accomodations, food and facilities were as Paras described, so there were no surprises. Paras had himself worked as a guide for about 5 years prior to working in the sales for Imperial Nepal so he had first had experience on treks.
Imperial Nepal provided first class service. They picked us up from the airport, arranged our hotel in Kathmandu, met us the first day to discuss each day of the trek, went shopping with us for equipment and outfitted us with sleeping bags and jackets. Their tour was very organized. Each day the night before, they would let us know how many miles, how many hours, and the elevation or difficulty to expect, including the type of accomodations we would pull into. There were no surprises and we had a really smooth trek. We had 6 in our group and none of us had any altitude sickness, not even a headache.
The best of Imperial Nepal was their service and friendliness to our family. For our party of six, we had 3 proters and 1 wonderful guide, Sanjan. Throughout the trek, Sanjan gave us tidbits of the history of Nepal, tidbits of the Nepal culture and customs, and tidbits of religion. That made our trek really interesting and personable. We felt like we were being taken on a private trip to their beautiful, treasured homeland, and that made our trip the more special. Our guides were really helpful. At all times, there was a porter for each group of hikers, ie one in the front with the fast group, one in the back for the slow group, and 2 more for the middle. Our guides were always enthusiastic and helpful to us particularly in the early morning hours as we climbed Kala Pathur to 18,300.
Our trek with Imperial Nepal felt like a personal family trip. On the night before our trek we were taken to a restaurant with authentic Nepalese food and dancers and our last night before we left, we were also treated to a going home dinner.
I highly recommend Imperial Nepal and will return to the beautiful country of Nepal for another trek.
EBC nice trekking ExPeriance - May 2017
In my 3rd visit to Kathmandu and my journey to EBC was organized by Mr. Ram from Imperial Nepal Private Day Trekking. I am happy with the overall package that they gave us including the guide.
Trek to Everest Base Camp - April 2017
I have nothing but positive feedback to give. Paras was very helpful in getting back to me via email with my many questions. The trip was a very competitively priced (the cheapest we could find after communicating with many companies). We received everything as advertised. Accommodation and food exceeded expectations and was very comfortable considering where we were. Our porters were fantastic. The highlight of using Imperial would have to be our guide, Gautam Lamsal. He was caring, professional, respectful and a wonderful person. We made good friends with Gautam and we felt very comfortable entrusting him with getting us to and from base camp safely. He made our journey very pleasurable.
EBC trekk 20161118-1201 ” - December 2016
Great experience of my life wouldn't have done it with out a great friendly guide Gautam Lamsal thank you brotha for everything.
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Visited: December 2016
Visit Product: Everest Base Camp
“Experience of a lifetime! ” -December 2016
Just came back from an absolutely amazing trekking tour to Everest Base Camp with "Imperial Nepal Treks"!
Right from the beginning I felt myself in very good hands with this agency. Paras gave me all needed information before the tour and made sure that I was as much prepared as possible.
The tour was well organized and the daily walking distances good to manage.
We have been a small group of only two people and our guide Gautam took always very good care of us. He made me feel always safe and looked very well after us. Besides that he was a very nice and funny company to share the walking and as well as the resting time with.
A lot of respect also to our porter Naran who always brought our backpacks on time to our lodges. He did a very good job!
All in all I have to thank these guys a lot! They made one of my dreams come true! I will never forget this experience as one of the best times in my life!
Dhanyabad from the bottom of my heart to Paras, Gautam and Naran!
Visited: December 2016
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“Great Company with which to Hike” - December 2016
My family and I recently trekked to Everest Base Camp (EBC) with Imperial Nepal Trek (INT) and this company really did so much for us to make our experience enjoyable and unforgettable.
“Trek to EBC” - December 2016
Very professional team that helped us get to base camp. Service was good and much better than others by our guide Mani. They went the extra mile to ensure our safety and that the experience was enjoyable
Visited: December 2016
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To say in a few word, very good service overall. Everything as planned from day one, so can´t complain there. These guys are very flexible, and for me that's very good cause I'm not always planning with a lot of time. I did EBC Trek with them.
I arrived to Nepal and they picked me up from the airport, had a nice welcome dinner and the next day flew to Lukla. The guide and the porters were very good, always willing to help and very attentive with bags, food or anything you needed. One very nice detail was that every evening we had fresh fruit for dessert which they carried all the way from Kathmandu! Thanks for that!
The second detail I really liked, and this talk about theri willingness to help you, was that after the trek I had extra time, so the arrange everything for me to go to Pokhara and when I came back to Kathmandu they drove me back to the airport.
Only one minor complain, which will help both the company, I'm talking of you Paras! :), and people who will want to book. Before booking, every email I send them was answer inmediately, really good service. Onced I booked, responses stopped coming. They do read your email, the best example was that they booked me the bus tickets to Pokhara (again, thanks for that), which were waiting for me in the hotel, but I didnt find out till I got there, which I consider very annoying.
Thanks for everything. Keep up the good work.
(Solo traveller from Argentina)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Visited October 2016
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“One of the greatest experiences of all”- August 2
We had one of the most incredible experiences of all times! walking through the nature for several days to get to everest base camp is just incredible. Our guide Hari is an amazing and lovely person he did everything posible to make our trip more pleasant, if you have the opportunity to make this trip you should ask for Hari to be your guide.
Brilliant trip with ad Brilliant Company - April 2016
After much research my wife and I found Imperial Nepal to be the best value on the market. The service they offered was fantastic, from the very first day of our EBC trek, to the last. Paras replied to our every query instantly and Sujan was an excellent guide. If I was lucky enough to go back to Nepal, I wouldn't even consider another agency.
Everest Resion Trek and NepalkHoliday - March 2016
I booked a trek through Paras with Imperial Trek Nepal over the internet to trek in the Everest region. They were a great choice as they met us at the airport and organised everything including our accommodation, hire stuff and a day tour around Kathmandu. Hari our guide was fantastic, a lot of fun and looked after us very well in the mountains. On our return to Kathmandu Paras also organised a trip for us to the Royal Chitwan National Park and Pokhara. I'd highly recommend Imperial Trek and you won't go wrong with Hari as your guide.
Visited February 2016
Awesome Everest Base Camp - December 2015
I travelled to Nepal and trekked Everest base camp a week ago in a group of 3. This was an amazing trek. Our guide, Mani were absolutely incredible, informative and safety conscious. Our porters, Tehs and Gopal were amazing, fun to be with and hard working. They take care of us during the hike and make sure all of us are in good condition and treated us like a family. Tea house and food served are clean along the trek. We enjoyed each other accompany and manage to complete the trek safely. I would do this hike again in an instant and only wish we'd had more time together
Booking with Imperial was easy and efficient. They providing us with all the information needed. The guys on the ground/in the office are also friendly and helpful. Overall we are very satisfied and happy with Imperial!
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