With Everest Base Camp journey, one experiences the ever wonderful diversity of people’s lives at the Himalayas, along with an endearing peregrination filled with marvelous sights of the cultures and customs of the people who reside there. Along the journey, we would be coming across our World Heritage Site, Sagarmatha National Park, prominent for its sacred Himalayan landscapes, sheathed with gorges and rivulets, and excurse the magnificent monasteries that dot the area, along with beautiful rhododendron trees and tundra vegetation, after which we would be reaching our destination of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest. Other destinations of Everest Base Camp Trek include the Gateway to Everest- Namche Bazaar, with its array of myriad people, custom and culture, plus it’s an added advantage that this place is a popular town in the Khumbu region simply bursting with shops and hotels; and a hike to Everest view Hotel, named as such because you get a view of the mountains of the Everest region from here.
The Tengboche monastery looms up in all its glory and magnificence along the trekking journey. The Sherpa people call it “The Chomolungma”, translated as “The Goddess Mother of the World” and in Nepali, the magnificent Sagarmatha, “The Head of the Sky”; and to be able to climb this brobdingnagian, larger-than-life quiddity is simply exhilarating, quite difficult even, to be put into simple words. After the first and daring ascend of the mountain in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, the trek up to the mountain has been accomplished by many.
The Everest Base Camp Trek starts at Kathmandu valley, a robust city with all the bustles of any other metropolitan. From the capital, a flight will be taken to Lukla, and while this is in motion, the experience of all the noise from the valley and the people changes to a tranquil landscape of winding hills and narrow roads. Encounters with monasteries, temples and gumbas along the Everest Base Camp Trek will be run into; the landscape filled with prayer flags.
The Everest Base Camp also has the destination of Kala Patthar included along its route. “Kala Patthar” translates as “Black Rock” and is a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Pumori in the Himalayas providing the most accessible point to view Mt. Everest from base camp to peak. The Everest Base Camp Trek also subsumes the largest glacier of Nepal and The World’s highest Glacier, The Khumbu Glacier, in its odyssey of trekking. Our staff and team members for the Everest Base Camp Trek will proceed to provide the very best services and we have your very best interest when we will undertake you through this journey.
We also provide alternatives to a 16-day Everest Base Camp Trek, with the Everest Chola Pass Trek, which is relatively a more demanding and strenuous trekking option. The Everest Panorama Trek is a more relaxing trip and more comfortable. Everest Base Camp Short Trek is another one that we offer, especially for those who have a limited amount of vacation time.
Nepal Hiking Team will spare no effort in providing the most exceptional services to help you go for the Everest Base Camp Trek. With our utmost effort for your satisfaction on this trekking journey, we are bound to make this event unforgettable.
- Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour and preparation for the Trek
- Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
- Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
- Day 05: Namche Bazaar- Everest View Hotel- Namche
- Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours
- Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours
- Day 08: Dingboche - Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return to Dingboche, 6 hours
- Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours
- Day 10: Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours
- Day 11: Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorakshep - Pheriche (4210m/13809ft) Duration: 7 hours
- Day 12: Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours
- Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
- Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
- Day 15: Reserve day in Kathmandu
- Day 16: Farewell
- All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
- Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
- Duffle bag for trekking
- Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medicine kit
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
- Personal Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
- Soft drinks including water
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
You will arrive in Kathmandu and this will mark your first day of the trip. Our Airport representative will be there waiting for you to welcome you and provide you with further details of the program. Since you have no plans on the first day of your arrival, you may check into your hotel, get your bearings and enjoy the time.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour and preparation for the Trek
On this day, you will be given all the necessary guidance and time for the preparation of the trek. Copies of your travel documents, like your insurance copies, will be collected by us. At around 9 in the morning, the sightseeing tour will start of Kathmandu valley, and the tour will mainly maunder around the cultural heritage sites Kathmandu valley has to offer, all listed under the World Heritage List by UNESCO. The highlight is of course The Kathmandu Durbar Square, adorned with old opulent palaces of Nepal’s glorious monarchial days, The Kumari Mandir- the temple of The Living Goddess, and much magnificent architectural sublimity. Then we will circumbulate the Swyambhunath Temple and the Bouddhanath Stupa, all majestic with religious tenor. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most religiously reverent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and we can observe the cremation ritual of the Hindu people by the bank of the holy river Bagmati. After the tour, we will be heading back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
To begin our trek, on this day we will fly to Lukla with a scenic flight. We walk on a track that slowly moves to Cheplung village. The village presents the lovely glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred peak which has not been climbed yet. We will then gradually walk down to Phakding passing across lush landscape and the striking views of Kusum Kangraru from distance will greet you. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
After breakfast at Phakding, we will move ahead to Jorsale Village and Sagarmatha National Park. During the journey, we can view a stunning backdrop of natural beauty along with the old Mani stone walls carved with prayers. Passing the flexuous trail through the national park, we will cross several suspension bridges and pass through solemn alpine forests of pine and cedar. After the strenuous climb up the elevation, we will reach the capitol of the Everest region mostly inhabited by Sherpa people and which was once a trading rendezvous point for Nepali and Tibetan traders and merchants, Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar- Everest View Hotel- Namche
On this day we shall have rest and enjoy the day exploring the mélange of the picturesque scenery of Namche Bazaar. One can get accustomed to the elevated environmental conditions while here; and have a little sightseeing excursion, and then to some degree, avoid the feeling of vertigo by adjusting the body to the higher elevations and evade altitude sickness later on in the trip. While we are here, we will take a trip to Syangboche Airport, the airstrip located at the highest altitude on the world at 3700m.
We shall then continue on to Everest View Hotel where the spectacular view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse among others, will be waiting for our eyes to feast upon their radiance. With the memories of stunning views engraved into our minds, we will then walk back to Namche Bazaar after visiting the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum along our excursion. We shall then bring an end to our day by returning to our accommodation at Namche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hours
On the 6th day, we shall then take an easy trail leading us to the Dudh Koshi Valley at Phungki Thanka, the jaunt hailing with a simply resplendent view of Mt. Everest. We will then proceed to make our way to the right coast of Dudh Koshi Valley to get to Tengboche Monastery located at the stature of 3860m. The monastery is a hamlet where our sense of serenity shall be regained surrounded by the aesthetics of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and numerous other beguiles. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hours
Wayfaring across the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola on the 7th day, we shall move down to Debouche from Tengboche and then ascend to a place called Pangboche, lying between copious Mani stones. Then, we will climb up to a heavenly little Sherpa settlement called Dingboche, a popular “Summer Valley” encompassing graceful views of the Lhotse, the Ama Dablam and the Island Peak. At the end of the day, we shall check into our guest house for lunch, dinner and breakfast.
Day 08: Dingboche - Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return to Dingboche, 6 hours
At Dingboche, we will have another acclimatization day. Rather than exploring lazily around Dingboche, we can hike to Nagerjun located at the height of 5100m. Nagerjun lying just above Dingboche is set on a hill on the edges of the Chhukung valley. While hiking, we will notice the trail turning steeper making the walk quite strenuous. Walking for approximately 5 hours, we will reach Nagerjun which bestows good panorama of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Kangtega (6685m), Taboche Peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), and Ama Dablam (6856m).
If you are lucky, you can also observe stunning sight of Makalu, the world’s fifth tallest peak on a clear day. The views of Pheriche Valley from here is also splendid. Capturing unforgettable sights, we will walk back to Dingboche. After finishing our lunch, we can just take sunbath and relax. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hours
We will make our way to Dhungla from Dingboche on the 9thday, where we shall come across the Trekkers Aid Post, situated at Pheriche (4210m), run by the Western Volunteer Doctors and assisted by The Himalayan Rescue Association, aiding for the treatment of trekkers.
Coming across to Chupki Lhara after passing the rock-strewn oblique with the sight of magisterial mountains, the peak of which is brimming with colorful prayer flags and Mani stones, we shall walk down to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, keeping with us the patronage of portentous mountains of Khumbutse, Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren and the Pumori. Mt. Nuptse will loom up in our perspective once we cross the glacier pass. We shall then check into our guesthouse at Lobuche for the night. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: Lobuche - Everest Base Camp (5364m/17594ft) - Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hours
This is an anticipated day of the trekking trip and we will begin by starting the walk slow to avoid altitude sickness, the sight of the world’s highest glacier, The Khumbu Glacier accompanying us to our right.
Walking for about 2-3 hours from Lobuche, we will get to Gorekshep, a tranquil location dotted with some lodges and proceed to make our hike all the way to the top of the edge, finally arriving at the Everest Base Camp, where all the pious prayer flags and small pyramidal stacking of stones will greet us. Here, The Khumbu Icefall is an utterly anthemic sight, looking like all the world’s glittering white confetti in a considerably colossal vastness of space, with the materialization of Khumbutse and Lingtren mountains looking down on us like the Titans eternally petrified in a state of silent fixtures from the beginning of time.
We shall soak in all this natural wonders, eternally privileged as we are- for being able to experience this halfway across the globe away our homes in an entirely foreign land; and cherish all the sights that we see, one that we would not be able to experience anywhere else. After our endeavors at the Everest Base Camp, we shall return to Gorakshep. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorakshep - Pheriche (4210m/13809ft) Duration: 7 hours
This is a cardinal day as well for the trek where we will walk up to Kala Patthar, located at the elevation of 5545m. This is the amazing spot for viewing Mount Everest, as the world’s highest webcam, The Mount Everest Webcam is located here. The hike will be toilsome but the reward for all that will be the most wonderful and breath-taking (quite literally because of the elevation!) panoramic view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Chagatse, Lhotse and the Pumori, all silently gazing down at the miniscule humans who dare climb the mysterious sonority of the natural Olympians all antiquated since the emergence of land on Earth.
We will then proceed to return to Gorakshep and walk down to Pheriche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours
Easy trekking along the Imja River, we will make our way to Tengboche from where we will move down to Phungki Thanka. We shall also pass Kyangjuma on our hike back to Namche. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
We will on this day walk on a trail moving steeply downward. On the way, we will walk across suspension bridges decorated with the prayer flags above the gushing Dudh Koshi. The views of open plains, pine and rhododendron forests as well as snow covered peaks will enchant you. As we reach Lukla, we can just relax. In the evening, we can celebrate the victory of accomplishing the trek. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
The mountains will bid you adieu for the last time as you fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, which will take about 30 minutes. After landing in the Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel where you shall stay overnight. Breakfast included.
Day 15: Reserve day in Kathmandu
On this day, you can proceed to relax and can have another tour of the city or go shopping at the hub of “all things-tourist” in the valley at Thamel. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 16: Farewell
The airport representative from Nepal Hiking Team will transport you to Kathmandu International Airport around 3 hours before your scheduled flight. You will then depart from our country with the most delightful memories and stories to tell. Breakfast included.
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The Nepal Hiking Team is a tightly run operation that helped me navigate the chaos and confusion of traveling in Nepal while simultaneously delivering top-notch service and personalized attention.
Before embarking on my journey, they were quick to reply to my inquiries and emails. Their website is easy to navigate and also includes an itemized packing list that saved me a massive pre -trip headache. I was also relieved to learn they could provide down jackets and sleeping bags on-location; this saved me a good amount of space in my backpack.
Upon my arrival in Kathmandu after an exhausting 30 hour journey, Hare greeted me at the airport, whisked me to the hotel, and broke down my itinerary. Two days later, following one day of rest and a second day touring Kathmandu’s major sites, I set off for Lukla. The regional airport transfers were seamless and my excellent trekking guide, Suraj Dhakal, met me there. We began our trek up to Base Camp immediately.
Everything on the trek was going according to plan until the deadly Mount Everest avalanche on April 18th derailed my aspirations to cross some of the higher mountain passes. Despite this setback, the Nepal Hiking Team and I revamped my itinerary to include a visit to the jungles of Chitwan National Park. The company’s flexibility and understanding of my situation ensured I still had a very memorable time in Nepal.
I’d definitely recommend the Nepal Hiking Team for your Nepal travel needs.
I began planning a few months ago and decided to go with Nepal Hiking Team (actually because of the good reviews on trip advisor!) and I am so glad I did. Ganga answered all of my emails so quickly, outlined all of the inclusions and exclusions and there was nothing hidden, helped me arrange for a hostel for a few days before I met the trekkers as requested. Balaram was my contact while I was in Nepal; gave me a prompt airport pick-up, even leaving a cell number where I could reach him, answered all of my questions, was always so on time for meeting me, made sure I was fully prepared before the trek began and had everything I needed.
I was partnered up with two lovely British gals so our team was three trekkers, two guides (Bheg and Raj) as well as porter. We had a blast! There were tons of laughs! The guides were knowledgeable, fun, took very good care of us, and were supportive, and safe….and pretty handy with the camera and with the dance moves! Ha-ha! They checked in about our health, made sure we acclimatized, ate well, slept, etc. I was extremely pleased and think it was part of the reason I made it to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar!
I now want to return to Nepal and will 100% book another trek with Nepal Hiking Team (hopefully with Bheg again!) and recommend them very highly. I have also trekked in India and Patagonia, and I think this company is excellent! Thanks for everything!! Also a drop off to the airport on the way home – I was a lone female traveler and had a great experience in Nepal, but I felt like they were my contacts and advocates while I was there! Great, great trip!
I recently returned from Nepal after finishing EBC Trek. Prior to booking my trip I talked with 8 different companies all with superb trip advisor reviews. After communicating with different companies and negotiating a price, I was determined to go with Nepal Hiking Team. I was welcomed by the team after two days of flying to get to Kathmandu at 11:30pm with cheerfulness and I was transferred to the hotel from the airport.
The EBC trek was much more amazing with Shiva as my guide. He tried his best to make sure everything was well. On several occasions, he used to ask if there was anything else he could do to make my experience best. He was much concerned about my health and he consistently made sure I was doing okay while hiking every day. He also informed that slow walk will help to avoid altitude sickness and we did. People reached to the destination before an hour or 2 than us and some of those trekkers ended up falling sick. Shiva, therefore said, “This is why we take our own time, there is no rush for us.” I felt accomplished reaching EBC, and Shiva played an important role to help me reach safely. I know Ganga and Hari are running NHT and I credit them for a job well done. Guides are polite and they put the client first. I hope people read this review and distinguish Shiva’s well done job.
The Chitwan jungle safari experience was also great. The company arranged a bus for me and also provided transport to get to the bus as well as to pick me up. The guide in Chitwan was much knowledgeable and passionate about his job, which made the tour worthwhile.
I also experienced Kathmandu sightseeing tour around the main sites which provided me with a lot of information about Kathmandu. Some of which, I revisited on my own time.
16-days Everest Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team was an absolutely extraordinary trekking. The team has one intention to assure the best time of every trekker in the group. I, along with four other trekkers accomplished the 16 day Everest Base Camp Trek adventure.
Our experienced guide, Raj and porters also popular as Sherpas- Govinda, Bishnu and Narayan shared every detail to give us most unforgettable experiences. Plus, Raj was exceptionally “heads up” when he arranged a private helicopter to get us to Phakding when weather forced all fixed wing aircraft to isolated airstrips making their passengers to miss a day or getting on the trail.
I will certainly choose Nepal Hiking Team for all of my future trips to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. They offer best price, best know how and best team.
Me and my girlfriend, Karen just returned from a haunting trek to Everest Base Camp with the assistance and guidance of NHT and would like to greatly recommend them. I was in constant contact with Ganga Raj Thapa, managing director at NHT before our trip. He shared about necessary equipment to buy, how to prepare for and gave a lot of necessary information. As we reached Kathmandu, we were greeted by members of NHT at the airport who helped us check into our hotel in Kathmandu (Gaju Suites) without any fuss.
On the very first day in Kathmandu, we got to enjoy fantastic sightseeing tour of all the main historical and cultural sites. Plus, Kumar, the informative guide with good sense of humor and top of all very passionate about city made the tour more interesting. We were much impressed with NHT and the assets of Nepal. We were also introduced to our trekking guide, Deepak the day before flying to the Himalayas. Deepak also helped us to drive to the airport the next morning and took care of our flight check in and luggage.
We were prepared to give up a few luxuries during the trek, however with the aid of NHT, on the way we enjoyed best accommodation services and enjoyed lunch at the best locations. Deepak, and our porter, Khumba both added a lot of fun; they were very much engaging, generous as well as made us much comfortable.
On the way back, while descending Karen’s altitude sickness got worse which was later discovered that it was not to be taken lightly as it was caused due to fluid in her lungs from AMS. We decided to call a chopper to evacuate her out. Everything was arranged by Ganga and Deepak while Karen was able to rest. Within a couple of hours, we were in a chopper on the way to Kathmandu. As soon as we arrived, Ganga was there to help Karen get admitted in the hospital. We were quite anxious about the thought of spending a couple of nights in a far-off hospital; however NHT ensured that we were in a private hospital which was quite similar to a hotel. Once Karen got discharged, NHT picked us up from the hospital, and also drove us back to the hospital for a final check-up before flying out. This showed that NHT really care about their clients’ experiences and safety.
Trekking to the Himalayas was an incredible experience and I highly recommend it to anyone, it’s tough, and challenging- yet the landscape, the wonderful Sherpa people and the fellow friends we met along the way make it all worth it. If you are interested, I unquestionably recommend Nepal Hiking Team.
I’m hoping to visit Nepal another time and will be taking assistance from NHT again.
Just experienced amazing and once in a lifetime trek to EBC with Nepal Hiking Team! As a solo traveler, in my 20’s I was always taken care of and in safe hands with NHT. Upon arrival to Kathmandu all the way through my return to the airport NHT was conscious about my comfort and satisfaction.
Ganga had been always very punctual and professional with my questions before my trip and very helpful and generous while in Kathmandu. I loved the location of our hotel in Kathmandu which was a quick walk away from the well-known Thamel shopping area!
An experienced guide Deepak accompanied me during the trek and I couldn’t have imagined someone else better for me! He was very amusing, cracked jokes, and always tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible. But, more significantly, he always took care of my health on the mountains. He used to frequently ask how I felt during the trek to avoid any medical danger. I did get quite ill because of the altitude and Deepak had medication to help me.
I had a great experience with Nepal Hiking Team and would book with them on my next travels to Nepal!
Erin Tsukamoto, United States
I would like to express gratitude towards Ganga and Balaram as they had been co-operative and amazing on replying all my email on time and with much patience. No matter what, they have patiently and happily replied tons and tons of questions. They arranged my trip very well and I was very contented as everything was done efficiently. Very special thanks to the most excellent guide in the world ever- Deepak. I travelled alone and he always took care of me and solved all my queries during my trek.
Nepal Hiking Team overall is one of the amazing travel companies that cares about their clients than just money which makes the company different from other trekking companies. They always prioritized about my safety, food and were much conscious about my happiness. They offered excellent service with best price.
Ganga and Balaram personally fetched and dropped me to and from the airport with lovely welcome greetings and farewells. With Nepal Hiking team, I enjoyed the best trip. It’s really significant to find the right trekking company and I would like to recommend them as they were more interested in my well being throughout my stay in Nepal. I would undeniably come back to Nepal for more treks and will choose Nepal Hiking Team. I have experienced ABC and EBC back to back with no difficulty accompanied by my fantastic guide Deepak as well as the other perfect arrangements of Ganga and Balaram.
They even called me after my ABC trek to confirm if I am all good and ready for the EBC trek as I did it continuously with no rest days in between. There was full precision from the start to the end. No hidden agendas. Nepal Hiking Team is a trustable, honorable company and they really CARE, therefore I would highly recommend it to all. Cheers!
I would like to express my big thanks to Nepal Hiking Team for excellently organizing my trip! In March 2015 my reverie came true as I visited The Roof of the World -Everest Base Camp. We were a small group of two. The guide and porter were very friendly and helpful. During the trek we enjoyed good accommodations as almost all lodges had private toilet, and 4 lodges even had hot shower. We also enjoyed very good free breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. I also got the chance to savor several different dishes, including local and traditional ones, which were so delicious. Trek was organized promptly, plus, transfer to/from airports (Kathmandu and Lukla) was also on time ! Excellent trekking organization.
I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team as it is very good trekking agency with lower prices and excellent services.