Overview for Everest Base Camp


Everest Base Camp Trekking in the Everest region of Nepal is an experience of a lifetime. Everyday brings a new adventure, as you are engulfed by natural beauty and Buddhist culture while hiking through a literal museum of climbing history. This trip is led by Nepali guides and a Flying Kites Trip Leader. There is no camping involved, each night along the way we will stay in beautiful Nepalese Tea Houses complete with running water, hot showers, and yak-dung fireplaces!

Deposit: $500

Program Fee: $1,000 
The program fee covers your trip-related expenses

Fundraising Target: $4,000
100 percent of your target is tax-deductible 

Included in Program Fee:

  •  All meals during trek 

  • Accommodations during trek 

  • Kathmandu to Lukla Airfare (and return)

  • English-speaking guide

  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees

  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu

  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

  • Airport transfers

Excluded in Program Fee:

  • International Airfare 

  • Nepal Visa ($45)

  • Airport tax ($15)

  • Meals in Kathmandu

  • Extra baggage charges

  • Personal gear

  • Tips (for porters and guide: $150/person)

  • Personal travel insurance

Pre-departure checklist:

  • Pre-departure checklist:

  • Purchase/rent/borrow AND test-out all gear necessary (see kit-list)  

  • Book flights

  • Send flight itinerary and passport copy to Virginia Fresne: virginia@flyingkites.org

  • Purchase travel insurance

  • Print out travel insurance policy information and pack it

  • Photocopy passport and pack it

  • Reach fundraising target one month prior to departure

  • Visit travel doctor

  • Bring at least $500 in USD (for tips/visas) and a credit card