Search Everest Base Camp Trek in google and there are about 7,870,000 results displayed. So, which one is it you are searching for? Which one offers the services you are looking for? Reaching the base camp of the world’s highest mountain can be the most memorable adventure of your life. To make your Everest dream come true you must carefully approach in choosing the company for Everest Base Camp Trek.
The trek to Everest base camp is definitely a lifetime experience. Ask anyone who has done it and they will definitely encourage you to do it. The trek is enriched with marvellous scenery, rich Sherpa culture & heritage and the self-achievement of reaching the base camp of world’s highest mountain. Due to its popularity, the number of trekkers going to Everest is increasing over the period and so are the number of outfitters offering the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Each outfitter (Local and International) offer the trek in their own style catering to the needs of travellers. If you are a first-timer, you are likely to get confused with all the options of EBC Trek you are being provided by different outfitters.
So, getting your research done before inquiring is important as this will help you to differentiate everything you are being offered to. Know what you want to do, where you want to go, when you want to go and so on. Once this is done search the companies on the internet, ask your friends/families who have done the trek for a recommendation, discuss with your travel partner. And finally, decide which one you feel more confident about as the company for Everest base camp trek.
Once you have decided, begin the training for Everest base camp trek, it is a challenging trek and demands good physical fitness.
So, what makes us stand out from all the companies offering Everest base camp trek?
Read below to find out the top 10 reasons to choose Highland Expeditions for Everest Base Camp Trek.
With a small and cohesive team on board whose experiences dates back to 35 years, we are proud to call ourselves A High-Altitude Adventure Travel Operator. The founder of our company Mr Kunga Sherpa has been in this industry for nearly 35 years. Mr Passang, Managing Director at Highland Expeditions is a certified Mountain Leader. Most of our trek leaders are a certified mountain leader and our climbing guides are all trained under UIAGM/IFMGA standards.
2. All-inclusive trip
We believe in a cost that has a no-frills policy. Unlike other operators, we offer all-inclusive Everest base camp trek, meaning everything is included in the cost. What you pay in the beginning is final and there are no hidden costs afterwards. Meals and accommodation on the trek, Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast, Internal airfares with airport transfers, Guides and porter wages, Permits are all included in the cost. You will only need cash for your personal expense and tips on the trek and for meals in Kathmandu.
3. Well-paced Itinerary
Everest base camp trek is a challenging trek reaching up to an elevation of 17500 ft. Being physically fit is definitely important but you do not need any previous experience to take part. This is due to the well-paced itinerary we have allowed for the Everest base camp trek. Our itineraries are properly devised keeping every aspect in mind. More acclimatization, well-paced walking hours, less trodden route, good campsites, views are all taken into considerate while devising a perfect itinerary.
4. Qualified Guides
Most of our guides are born in the mountainous region of Nepal. Our guides are trained respectively under the standard of UIMLA (Union of International Mountain Leader Association) for trek leaders and UIAGM/IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guide Association) for the climbing guides.
5. High Staff Ratio
We provide a high staff to client ratio on all our treks. We provide 1 experienced guide, assistant guides and porters as per the group size on all our trips. For every 4 participants, there will be 1 assistant guide and for every 2 participants, there will be 1 porter.
Safety is always a priority while travelling with Highland Expeditions. On all our Everest base treks no matter what group size, we carry a supplementary oxygen system (Lifesaver for high altitude sickness), Oximeter to measure your oxygen saturation, Comprehensive medical kit for an emergency. Our guides are trained to deal with emergencies and we have an on-call doctor to 24/7 support team available during the season time.
7. Use of equipment
We provide every trekker with the use of quality equipment. You do not need to buy down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag for the trek. After your arrival in Kathmandu, we provide each trekker with the use of 600fill power goose down jacket, -10 degrees rated sleeping bag and waterproof duffel bag. Find out the list of equipment for Everest base camp trek.
8. Great reviews
Reviews are a great source to determine the quality and assurance of the company. Find out our reviews on the world’s largest travel site. You can also find the reviews of each trip including Everest base camp on our site.
9. Success Rate
We take great pride in sharing that we have a 95% success rate on our Everest base camp trek. It is one of the main reason why most people choose us as their preferred company for Everest base camp trek. We offer a well-paced itinerary, quality service, experienced team of guides and this had led to our higher client’s success ratio. Having a properly planned itinerary and experienced guides who are able to cater to your needs is another major factor to your success rate.
10. Fixed Departures or Private Trip
If you are a solo traveller and is looking for someone to join then we have fixed departures available for you to join. Or else, if you are looking to do it as a private trip, then we are completely able to accommodate your request on your preferred dates. We would also be happy to tailor the itinerary or services as per your preferences at your desired date. Get in touch with us now to turn your dream trek to Everest base camp into a reality. We specialize in high altitude expeditions, peak climbing, base camp treks, off the beaten treks and leisure tours.
With a top-notch team on board, we look forward to guiding you in the Himalayas.