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Min Age : 15+
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The Everest Base Camp Trek is a must-do for most avid hikers. The route on our Everest Base Camp (Fast-Paced) Trek is the same as on the Everest Base Camp Trek; but the pace is faster. Hence, this journey is 15 days rather than 19 days as on our standard Everest Base Camp Trek. The ascent on both treks is similar minus one day at Pangboche and one day at Dughla. And the descent back to Lukla is in three days rather than four days. Thus, this trek is ideal for those who do not have as much time but are in good physical condition.

Khumbu is the home of Mount Everest (8,850m) – better known as Sagarmatha among Nepalis and Chomolongma among the Sherpas. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Tarboche and Cholatse dominate the skyline on this trek. The goal is to reach the Everest Base Camp from where hundreds of climbers attempt to summit the world’s highest mountain.


On the Everest Base Camp trek you will be rewarded with daily spectacular views of towering mountains. Cholatse and Amadablam loom over the skyline as you trek from Tengboche to Dingboche. From Gorakshep at 17,100 feet, your highest camp, hike to the Everest Base Camp. Also climb Kalapathar (18,195 ft) for an up-close view of the south face of Everest.

If you prefer more time to acclimatize, check out our 19-day Everest Base Camp Trek. Additionally, if you have more time and wish to be more adventurous, check out the Ultimate Everest Trek. This involves crossing the Cho La pass (Everest Base Camp to Gokyo lake) and the Renjo La pass (from Gokyo lake to Thame). Furthermore, an even more physically challenging trek is the Everest Three Passes Trek. This trek involves crossing the Kongma La pass (Chukkung to Lobuche) besides the Cho La pass and the Renjo La pass. No climbing skills are required for these treks. We are also happy to customize any of these treks for you.


The Everest Base Camp Trek is a lodge trek. This means you will sleep and eat meals in local lodges along the trail. The quality of the lodges on this trek are the best among all trekking trails in Nepal. And several lodges on the trail have en suite rooms with hot showers. Meals are also quite varied with many options including rice with veggies, noodles, local breads etc. Read our article about food options on Everest treks.


Like most treks in Nepal, the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp trek are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-November). Also, it is also possible to do this trek in Winter months of December, January and February if you do not intend to cross the passes. While it will obviously be very cold (upto -20 C/, -4 F), it will be less crowded as there aren’t as many trekkers in the area.


The Fast paced Everest Base Camp trek is rated “CHALLENGING”. It is rated 5 on a rating scale from 1 (easy) to 5 (challenging). The highest altitude reached is at Kalapathar (5,545 m/19,195) and the highest overnight elevation is at Gorakshep (5,212m/17,100 feet). There are two acclimatization days to allow for proper acclimatization. Average daily hiking times is 6 hours with one long day of around 7 hours on the optional day hike to the Everest Base Camp. It is important to prepare for any trek in Nepal. Read our advice on training for treks.


All our Everest Treks are PRIVATE TREKS for a minimum of two participants for a date of your choosing. We do NOT nickel-and-dime on services – all inclusions and exclusions are clearly listed in cost details. Some companies will advertise trips for very low prices but they have a lot of exclusions that is usually not clear. Do read this article “Is Crystal Mountain Treks expensive?” to learn more about this. We urge you to compare apples to apples. For the Everest Fast Paced Trek, we have three different packages:

Basic Package: US$ 1,800 per person

Gold Package (Most popular): US$ 2,600 per person

Platinum Package: US$ 3,800 per person

(See inclusions/exclusions in the cost information section below)

If you are a group of friends and/or family that want to trek together, for every 10 paying participants, we will give one participant a free trek.

Most of our trekkers are either repeat clients or referrals. We have been in business for over 30 years and we employ only the most professional and friendly staff. We are also proud to give back to our community through our giving arm – 3 Summits For Nepal – managed by Crystal Mountain Treks staff. Do contact us (info@crystalmountaintreks.com) if you have more questions. We are happy to help!

Trip at a glance

Brief Itinerary - Fast Paced Everest Trek

Day Description Overnight Altitude
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu Kathmandu 1,340m/4,300ft
Day 2 Kathmandu – Phakding Phakding 2,651m/8,700ft
Day 3 Phakding to Namche Namche 3,435m/11,270ft
Day 4 Namche Namche 3,435m/11,270ft
Day 5 Namche to Tengboche Tengboche 3,931m/12,900ft
Day 6 Tengboche to Dingboche Dingboche 4,252m/13,950ft
Day 7 Dingboche Dingboche 4,252m/13,950ft
Day 8 Dingboche to Lobuche Lobuche 4,640m/15,300ft
Day 9 Lobuche to Gorakshep Gorakshep 5,212m/17,100ft
Day 10 Gorakshep to Feriche Feriche 4,280m/14,100ft
Day 11 Feriche to Namche Namche 3,435m/11,270ft
Day 12 Namche to Lukla Lukla 2,835m/9,290ft
Day 13 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu Kathmandu 1,340m/4,300ft
Day 14 Explore Kathmandu Kathmandu 1,340m/4,300ft
Day 15 Final Departure    
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Detailed Itinerary - Fast Paced Everest Trek

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive Kathmandu. You will be met on arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Day Free. Enjoy welcome dinner. Briefing during dinner.


Day 2Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft.)

Your day starts early today as most flights to Lukla are scheduled for the morning hours. Be ready for a wait at the airport as your flight can be delayed due to weather. The flight is approximately 25 – 30 minutes and the landing at Lukla airport is very dramatic. After a brief stop at Lukla, set off on your Everest trek. Past Lukla, descend to Chaurikharka and continue on a fairly level trail to Choplung. Continue on a level trail to Ghat. There is a monastery, numerous prayer wheels, mani stones and a chhorten at Ghat. Whenever possible, please remember to turn all prayer wheels in a clock-wise direction and to walk on the left side of shrines and manes (i.e. keeping these sacred objects to your right. From Ghat, it is approximately 20 minutes to Phakding.

Total Distance: 4 miles/6.5 kilometers
Ascent: 836 feet/255 meters
Descent: 1,424 feet/434 meters
Total Time: 4 – 5 hours

Day 3Phakding to Namche (3,435m/11,270ft.)

The day’s trail follows the Dudh Koshi until you begin your ascent to Namche. Before reaching Monju is the village of Chumoa where in the 1970’s, an eccentric but creative Mr Hagayuki lived without a visa for almost 10 years – farming and running the Hatago Lodge – before being deported. Just beyond Monju is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park where your park permit will be checked. Depending on the time you reach this point, lunch will be either at Monju or the village of Jorsalle inside the park.

Past Jorsalle, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi and crosses it only to recross it at the base of the hill from where begins a long and steep climb to Namche. The switchback trail is well-worn and wide through a pleasant pine forest.

Total Distance: 6.25 miles/10.5 kilometers
Ascent: 2,944 ft/900 meters
Descent: 693 ft/211 meters
Total Time: 7 – 8 hours


Day 4Namche (3,435m/11,270ft.)

Today is an acclimatization day. You are free to visit the National Park Museum for great views of Everest and Amadablam or just wander around Namche town.


Day 5Namche to Tengboche (3,931m/12,900ft.)

Climb to the top of Namche Bazaar, then walk on a fairly level trail to Kenjuma and Sanasa. Here, there are extensive displays of souvenirs to tempt you. Bargaining is very much in order! The trail then descends to Dudh Koshi which must be crossed to reach Phungi Tenga. There is a small army post here. Past this point, the trail ascends to Tengboche monastery through conifer and rhododendrons forests.

Visit Tengboche monastery in the evening or watch the setting sun cast its last rays over Everest if the skies are clear. There is also an eco-centre with historical and cultural exhibits in the monastery compound. If monks are performing prayer ceremonies when you visit, please do not take flash photos or otherwise disturb the ceremonies.

Total Distance: 6.06 miles/9.05 kilometers
Ascent: 2,511 ft/765 meters
Descent: 1,196 ft/365 meters
Total Time: 6 – 7 hours


Day 6Tengboche to Dingboche (4,252m/13,950ft.)

From Tengboche, the trail descends steeply to the small village of Debuche where quietly tucked away in the trees is a nunnery. Well past Debuche, cross the Imja Khola and climb to the village of Pangboche. Past Pangboche, the trail climbs to Shomare and then to Orsho on a shelf above the river. Beyond Orsho, the trail divides: the left leads to Pheriche and the right to Dingboche. We will take the trail to Dingboche in the Imja valley.

From today, you will start to notice the change in the landscape. Forests give way to arid landscape with shrubs.

TOTAL DISTANCE: 10.6 kilometers/6.59 miles approximately

DISTANCE: 6.32 kilometers/3.93 miles approximately
ASCENT: 1,310 feet/400 meters
DESCENT: 617 feet/188 meters

DISTANCE: 4.33 kilometers/2.66 miles approximately
ASCENT: 935 feet/285 meters
DESCENT: 153 feet/46 meters

Day 7Dingboche (4,252m/13,950ft.)

Rest day for acclimatization. Free to go for a 2 -3 hour day hike or to just relax in one of the bakeries in the village.


Day 8Dingboche to Lobuche (4,940m/16,200ft.)

You will take the high route over Feriche to Dughla. Ascend gently to the ridge above Dingboche for about 45 minutes. The trail then levels till you get on the steep switch-backs to Dughla. Climb directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier into an area dedicated to climbers who have perished on Khumbu’s mountains. Past this point, it is a very gradual incline to Lobuche. After you have settled in at your lodge, you are welcome to visit the various memorials to those who have perished on Everest, or hike up one of the ridges above the village for excellent views of Nuptse and Lhotse.

TOTAL DISTANCE: 9.36 kilometers/5.82 miles approximately

DISTANCE: 5.47 kilometers/3.4 miles approximately
ASCENT: 987 feet/300 meters
DESCENT: 197 feet/60 meters

DISTANCE: 3.89 kilometers/2.42 miles approximately
ASCENT: 1,093 feet/333 meters
DESCENT: 150 feet/45 meters

Day 9Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,212m/17,100ft.)

Another short trek day to Gorakshep (3 hours). Begin the climb today by ascending gently through meadows in the Khumbu valley. Then cross several steep moraines while also walking on an active glacier. Gorakshep is situated on a sandy and flat section that served as base camp for the 1952 Swiss Everest expedition. After arriving at Gorakshep, you have the option to continue to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep. The hike to Base Camp and back to Gorakshep can take between 4 to 6 hours.


DISTANCE: 5.18 kilometers/3.22 miles approximately
ASCENT: 908 feet/276 meters
DESCENT: 258 feet/78 meters

DISTANCE: 7.29 kilometers/4.53 miles approximately
ASCENT: 1,112 feet/339 meters
DESCENT: 1,103 feet/336 meters
APPROXIMATE TIME: 4 to 6 hours

DAY 10 Gorakshep to Feriche

The trek to Kalapathar (18,195ft) is the final high-altitude climb of this trip, as a result of which you will perhaps achieve the highest reward for your perseverance. The trail ascends steeply to Kala-Pathar, but the view from here is one you are unlikely to forget. It will be cold (depending on what time you plan to hike to Kala-pathar; so dress appropriately).

Return to Gorakshep and descend to Feriche.

TOTAL DISTANCE: 12.52 kilometers/7.78 miles approximately

DISTANCE: 8.15 kilometers/5.07 miles approximately
ASCENT: 385 feet/117 meters
DESCENT: 2,120 feet/646 meters

DISTANCE: 4.36 kilometers/2.71 miles approximately
ASCENT: 0 feet/0 meters
DESCENT: 1,094 feet/334 meters

DAY 11 Feriche to Namche

Descend sharply to the Dudh Koshi river and then ascend to Mong danda. Retrace trail to Namche.

DISTANCE: 20.4 kilometers/12.7 miles approximately

DISTANCE: 10.23 kilometers/6.36 miles approximately
ASCENT: 950 feet/290 meters
DESCENT: 2,064 feet/630 meters

DISTANCE: 10.2 kilometers/6.34 miles approximately
ASCENT: 1,621 feet/495 meters
DESCENT: 2,846 feet/867 meters
APPROXIMATE TIME: 4 to 5 hours

Day 12Namche to Lukla

Retrace trail to Monjo and to Lukla. A contingency day is included for possible health or weather delays.


DISTANCE: 6.17 kilometers/3.84 miles approximately
ASCENT: 350 feet/106 meters
DESCENT: 2,279 feet/695 meters

DISTANCE: 4.82 kilometers/3 miles approximately
ASCENT: 436 feet/133 meters
DESCENT: 1,034 feet/315 meters

DISTANCE: 8.11 kilometers/5.04 miles approximately
ASCENT: 1,424 feet/434 meters
DESCENT: 836 feet/254 meters

DAY 13 Fly to Kathmandu

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Day free in Kathmandu.
Overnight Hotel Tibet or similar.


DAY 14Explore Kathmandu

Full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu: visit Swayambhunath, the monkey temple. Then drive to Bhaktapur, the city of Devotees, for lunch and a tour of the royal palace square.

Overnight Hotel Tibet or similar.


Day 15Final departure

Transfer to airport for departure. (B)

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Cost Information - Fast Paced Everest Trek
Most popular
PRICE PER PERSON (valid till Dec 31, 2025) $1,800 $2,600 $3,800


(Forced single or if you require a single room)

$300 $300 $1,100
CURRENT PROMOTIONS $150 discount on Spring Treks $150 discount on Spring Treks $150 discount on Spring Treks


-HOTEL IN KATHMANDU ✓ (2 star) ✓ (3 star) ✓ (4 star)
-BREAKFAST (Choose from menu)
-ASSISTANT GUIDES (For groups of 4 or more)
-PORTERS (1 for every 2 participants)
-ACCOMMODATION IN STANDARD LODGES ✓ (common toilet) ✓ (ensuite rooms where available)
(4 nights at Yeti Mountain Homes and 1 night at Rivendell Lodge)
  • Please inquire for quote in GB£ or Euros.
  • All our treks are private treks for two or more participants and can be arranged for a date of your choosing.
  • In April, May, October and November, all fixed-wing flights to/from Lukla are required to operate from Ramechhap airport. You must either drive to Ramechhap (5-6 hours) a day prior to your flight and spend the night at Ramechhap. Or leave Kathmandu around mid-night to board the morning flight. Alternatively, you may choose to fly directly to Lukla and back to Kathmandu on a helicopter (foregoing the drive to Ramechhap). For this, a US$ 600 surcharge will apply. You may also opt to fly one way only (Kathmandu to Lukla or vice versa) on a helicopter for a surcharge of US$300 per person. Click Lukla flights for a detailed explanation.


Payment policy:

  • A 20% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
  • Balance is payable a week prior to departure.
  • Contact us for coupon code if you are eligible for a US$150 alumni discount.

Cancellation policy:

  • Deposit is non-refundable.
  • No refunds for unused services once trek begins.

Price Excludes

  • Your international airfare
  • Nepal Visa
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal equipment (a suggested list will be mailed to you)
  • Travel insurance (Required)
  • Other expenses of a personal nature
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If you don’t have 15 days to spare, we can shorten the trip by 3 days (total trip – 12 days) by arranging a helicopter to fly from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. This would be an additional $4,500 and would be a viable option if there are 4 or 5 participants in the group. A cheaper option would be to take the helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla ($1,500) and then fly by plane the next day.

If you don’t want to do a fast-paced trek, we would recommend the 19 day Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary. The 19 day version has two extra days for the ascent and an additional day for the descent.

If you’re short on time but don’t wish to do a fast paced trek to high altitude, check out our Everest – Tengboche Monastery trek. This trek goes up to Tengboche Monastery with excellent views of Everest.

If you’re looking for a more luxurious trek with en suite rooms, Western toilets and daily showers, our Luxury Everest Trek is a good option for you. We use Everest Summit Lodges and Yeti Mountain Homes which are at a far superior standard than other lodges on the trail with a garden area, comfortable lounge and a professional staff.

If you have more time and wish to be more adventurous, check out our Ultimate Everest Trek that crosses the Cho La pass taking you from the Everest Base Camp to Gokyo lake and the Renjo La pass taking you from Gokyo lake to Thame. Both passes do not require any climbing skills though they can be icy at times. An even more physically challenging trek is the Everest Three Passes Trek which involves crossing the Kongma La pass from Chukkung to Lobuche, the Cho La pass crossing from Dzongla to Thagnag and the Renjo La pass crossing from Gokyo to Lungden.

If you’re looking to climb a Himalayan 20’er (first or otherwise), check out out our Island Peak climb. We can also organize climbs of Mera Peak (6,476m/21,240 feet) and Lobuche East (6,119m/20,070 feet).

And, YES, we would be happy to custom-design any of our program for you for a minimum of two participants.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Fast Paced Everest Trek

When is the best time to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?

There are two preferred seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek: Spring (March through May) and Fall (October through December). Day time temperatures range in the 50’s and 60’s (10 to 15 Centigrade) while night-time temperatures are in the 30’s and 40’s (0 to 5 Centigrade). Expect night time temperatures of below Freezing near the Base Camp. Expect some late-afternoon showers in the Spring which is the season for rhododendrons and magnolias. October is historically regarded as the best month to trek with clear skies and better views of the mountains.

We highly encourage you to trek in the winter months of December, January and February when days can be quite sunny and warm (40F – 5 Centigrade) although you should expect temperatures below freezing on most nights starting from Namche (11,300 ft.). But the trails and lodges aren’t as crowded. We offer a $150 per person discount for treks in the Winter.

How much does the Everest Base Camp Trek cost?

You can: A) organize your own trek B) choose a Nepali company or C) choose a western guided trek. Option A is the cheapest. If you’re doing the Everest Base Camp trek on your own look to pay around $30 – $40 per person per day (without alcoholic beverages) for meals and accommodations. Add cost of guide and/or porter plus airfare and permits. There are a few luxury lodges on the trail that charge around US$150 per person per day for room. Meals are extra. Option B is mid-range and can cost between $1,000 – $2,500 with varying inclusions and exclusions. Make sure you understand what is included and what is not included in the package. The best way to choose a Nepali company is to ask for references. Option C would cost above $3,000.

How fit do I need to be to the fast-paced Everest Base Camp Trek?

Anyone who is reasonably fit and can hike 10-12 miles a day can sign up for the fast-paced Everest Base Camp Trek. Allowing for optimal acclimatization is the key. Most of the trek is on relatively level trail with some steep ascents and descents. That said, the better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy the trek. Children as young as six and adults over seventy have walked to Everest Base Camp. It is advised that anyone with a pre-existing condition consult their doctor before signing up for a trek.
We rate the Everest Base Camp Trek a 5 on a scale of 1 (easy) to 5 (challenging).

Can I drink tap water on the Everest Base Camp Trek? How can I get water that is safe to drink?

Nepali tap water is NOT safe to drink. Even if you see the locals drinking water straight from the tap, never drink water before boiling or sterilizing. Bring water purifying tablets or other water purifiers. At higher elevations during the coldest times of year the water will freeze, so you’ll need to buy boiled water from teahouses. If you plan to use a STERIPEN, bring wide mouth water bottles. You would need at least 2 one-liter water bottles for the trek. Even if you plan to bring a hydration pack, bring 1 one-liter water to sterilize the water before pouring into your hydration pack.

Crystal Mountain Treks will provide you with a Steripen to use on the trek for no charge.

Do read our blog on safe drinking water options: Hydration on treks in Nepal

What kind of food should I expect on the trek?

Meals on the Everest Base Camp trek start out being quite varied especially at the beginning of the trek in Lukla. But it becomes sparser as you ascend to the Everest Base Camp. In general, expect porridge (Oatmeal), toast, eggs (any style), muesli, hash browns, sausages etc for breakfast. And sandwich, pizzas, momos, noodles (dry and with soup), rolls, fried rice, Indian bread with vegetables etc for lunch and dinner. And expect Nepali dal-bhat (rice-lentils with vegetables and/or meat) at all the lodges.

Ours is an OPEN menu. Meaning we allow our clients to order anything from the lodge menu besides bottled beverages, specialty coffee and packaged snacks. We also don’t limit the number of items per meal as long as you aren’t wasteful. When choosing your trekking company, ask if meals are fixed or if you are only allowed to order one item from the menu. If this isn’t the case, costs can add up over 15/16 days.

Check out our article on food options for vegetarians.

Can I camp at the Everest Base Camp?

The Base camp only exists during the climbing season (March through May) – at other times of year it’s just a moraine with some prayer flags to mark a spot. During climbing season, it’s reserved for expeditions. If you are friends with the owners or operators of climbing expeditions, it is possible to camp with those expeditions. After the climbing season, all the camps are removed. Remember, the Base Camp is a glacier and is unstable.

Is there mobile signal on the trek? Is there wi-fi?

Some of the places on the main Everest Base Camp trail now have cell coverage. N-cell coverage is available in most places; more so than NTC. But once you get off the main trail, coverage may not be available. Some lodges will offer wi-fi for between $5 to $10 per day. The most popular wi-fi provider in the Everest region is Everest Link with relatively good coverage and speed. It should cost you around $20 for 10 GB and around $30 for 20 GB package.

How should I prepare for the trek?

The more physically fit you are, the more you will enjoy the trip. There are three aspects to training for any trek.

1) Cardiovascular Training will make your body more efficient in using oxygen. Running, walking, swimming or biking, or any combination of these are great for cardiovascular conditioning.

2) Strength Training by either using free weights or machines at the gym will build hiking strength. Walking stairs, especially with a pack will simulate the hiking environment. We also recommend practicing squats. Trekkers will encounter low hanging obstacles to duck under, and many toilets are at ground level, which requires a low squat.

3) Endurance Training is where you build endurance in the months leading up to your trek, slowly increase your length of training sessions. By the time you are 2 weeks from the scheduled trek date you should be able to ascend 3,000 ft. in a 3-4 hour period.

In the end, the more your training simulates a trek, the better off you will be. So hiking 4-5 hours outdoors, uphill and downhill, about once or twice a week in addition to other cardio vascular training at the gym or at home will greatly benefit and prepare you for the trek.

Check out our article on training for treks.

Are there ATM's in the Everest region?

There are ATM’s in Lukla and Namche. But they may not always be working. So don’t rely on them. Bring cash for expenses en route.

What are the toilet facilities like on the trek? Will I have a chance to take a shower?

Most tea houses have a common toilet. Some tea houses, especially those at the beginning of the trek, have en suite rooms. While squat toilets are more prevalent, newer lodges have Western style toilets.

It is possible to shower in almost all the lodges. And hot shower usually means a bucket of boiled water. Be prepared to pay anywhere from $2-$5 for this service.

What gear do I need for the Everest Trek? Can I purchase/rent some in Kathmandu?

Layering is key. And it’s always recommended to trek with good branded gear. A good pair of hiking boots that’s been broken in is very important. Good top and bottom base layers, a mid layer (fleece or capilene), and an outer layer (Gore-tex or other material). If you tend to get cold quickly, bring a down parka especially for the evening at the lodge. On most days, you’d be hiking in a convertible hiking pant that can be converted into shorts and one or two top layers.

if you’re trekking with Crystal Mountain Treks, we provide a sleeping bag (rated to 0 degree F or -17 degree C), duffel bags, down jacket and Steripen for water purification to our clients for no charge.

It is possible to buy cheap and relatively functional gear in Kathmandu – convertible pants, down jackets, fleece, Gore-tex jackets. But remember, you get what you pay for. Wool gloves, hats, socks are available too.

There are quite a few branded stores too. North Face, Moutain Hardwear, Marmot and Sherpa. If you’re coming from Australia or Europe, items in these shops are probably cheaper than back home. But if you’re coming from the US, it’s better to buy branded gear at home.

Is it possible to store extra gear in Kathmandu that I will not need on the trek?

Yes. Most hotels do have a storage room where you can store your bags. Remember to ask for a token identifying your bags. For valuables, ask for a locker. But not all hotels will have this facility.

What vaccinations are required for travel to Nepal?

No vaccinations are REQUIRED. There are some that are recommended. Check out websites of the following for immunization that are recommended:

1) CIWEC hospital in Nepal

2) CDC (Center for Disease Control)

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Dipty D

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Jwalant Gurang and his team at Crystal Mountain Treks came highly recommended – so it was no surprise that the entire experience that we had from the planning to the booking to the arrival and pickup all the way up to taking us back to the airport at the end of 2 weeks was well orchestrated by his team like a well oiled machinery with every minute detail being taken of.

We did not have to worry about hot water or warm jackets, duffel bags, sleeping arrangements, food options. Our group was well taken care of by the team.
Renji made the entire journey to EBC and back effortless and fun creating a life time of memories for us that will be cherished including bollywood dancing one fun afternoon!
PK took care of all of our needs big and small with a smile including asking us if we wanted hot tea at EBC which he miraculously procured with his connections.
Mila set the pace and momentum every day leading the pack into new territory bringing us joy as we scaled these loft peaks no matter how daunting.
Bhim ensured we had hot water for our needs from drinking to hot water bladders to keep us cosy at night.
Ram ensured that our luggage reunited with us every night.
Finally we had Sobhit who helped a couple of us with all of our needs from taking pictures and videos to carrying our water and supplies to ensuring that we made it to EBC and back.
By the time we were done with the trek all of them had become part of our extended families helping us take care of every little thing from Khumbu cough and fevers to congestions to helicopter rides.

CMT made the entire journey just as much fun as the final destination even ensuring we took on Kala Patthar on the last day just before making it back to Kathmandu!
Thank you Jwalant, PK, Renji, Mayla, Sobhit, Bhim, Ram and team for creating these amazing memories that we will remember for a lifetime!

April 24, 2024

Lisa MacKinnon

Couple Traveller

I wanted to post a note on your website to say what an absolutely wonderful time we had on our trek and to recommend yourselves to others. We enjoyed the trip enormously and Manju is possibly the most patient and kindest man I have ever met – nothing was ever a problem for you or your team – thank you!

May 7, 2015

Igor Bekker

Group Traveller


Thank you again for everything.

The trip was an experience of a life time. Everything was so well organized. your staff are friendly and just awesome people to be around.

we change our trip around and they were able to assist in all our needs!

thank you again.

Igor Bekker
New York, NY

October 12, 2011

Stephen Scott

Group Traveller

A quick note to thank you for all of your hospitality in Kathmandu and for organising such a great trek forus.
We will wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone wanting to do a trek in Nepal. Also, happy to provide references for potential trekkers.
Please pass on our regards to Budi and the other guys. Give us a shout if you’re ever visiting the UK.

October 12, 2011