Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek 2015

With Nirajan Chaulagain

$2183 USD
per person
Duration 17 days
SleepingHotel, Teahouse
Max. Altitude5555m
Difficulty Moderate
Cancellation Strict

Your Guide

Tourism has always been a great part of NirajanChaulagain’s life. From an early age,Nirajan has worked in the operations department of numerous travel agencies. He also worked as a trekking guide. These experiences helped him learn from the bottom up the importance of quality customer service and how to organize great adventures. Nirajan studied Journalism at Tribhuvan University and regularly attends courses in tourism. His background allowed him to acquire valuable knowledge of the best performance and working procedures for tourism companies.Nirajan is very well considered amongst our clients as someone who works to ensure that even the smallest details are well taken care of and organized.Nirajan makes an effort to get to know and treat each client as a friend. For him, providing services to clients is not a business transaction; it is a way to befriend people the world over. He strives to provide the best services, the most enjoyable treks, and to accommodate any changes in plans or wishes.

Nirajan is also involved in social activities that serve the betterment of the Nepalese people. He personally sponsors children’s education as well as coordinates sponsorship between foreign sponsors and Nepalese children. He is also supporting the (monastery) where Anis (Buddhist nuns) practice. The Anishope to restore the once vibrant and active monastery in the memory of the founding Rinpoche. The restoration project is being conducted in the hopes to bring more practicing Buddhists to the monastery as well as trekkers who want to experience Buddhist practices. Nirajan has pledged financial support to the restoration efforts. Nirajan works from his heart, taking joy in working for tourism clients as well as his fellow countrymen and women.

Guiding license #: 4990
Guides for: Agency Employed
Guiding Experience: 9 years
Nationality: Nepal
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Considered to be one of the most breathtaking and magical places on earth, the Mt. Everest Base Camp trek continues to be a must-see destination for people from all over the world. Rugged Trails Nepal is excited to offer our Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek to new and experienced yogis alike. We take you to the most beautiful, serene, and inspiring place in the world to deepen your yoga practice.

Each day we begin with meditation, pranayama, and asana practice, followed by breakfast prepared by the local Sherpa people. We then trek through incredible scenery, giving you opportunity to detach from the outside world and tune into your true self. Upon our arrival to our tea house accommodations, we take rest and then again flow through an asana practice to encourage growth and healing in our bodies and spirits. Following dinner, a guided meditation and/or satsang is offered before taking rest and preparing for our next day’s trek.

Vacation Highlights
Daily trekking
Daily yoga sessions
Chance to enjoy the nature’s beauty
16 nights accommodation
Daily meditation sessions
Daily healthy meals

Namche Bazaar – Mostly used for altitude acclimatization, this is also a getaway to most of the treks to base camp and other mountain expeditions in this area. The town has a number of lodgings, internet cafes, as well as supply and gift shops catering to the needs of visitors before proceeding deeper into this remote region of the Sherpa people.
The Tengboche Monastery – Surrounded by immense mountains, this important Buddhist spiritual site for the Sherpa people allows you the chance to observe the life of the Buddhist monks.

For decades, travelers from far and wide have been drawn to Nepal for the snow-capped mountains and legends of mountaineers climbing the roof of the world. Visitors year after year come for the mountains, and return for the people. Nepal has a significant mark of unique blend of astounding nature and beautiful people with a rich culture. Nepali people are recognized with their friendly and warm hospitality.

From the ancient monuments of temples, pagodas and the sculpture and architecture of the old carvings are the excellent way to know that this country has a rich knowledge and passion of magnificent visualization toward art and architecture. Nepal’s National Parks are homes to rare wildlife and thousands of plant varieties.

As the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and with Himalayan peaks home to gods and goddesses, Nepal is an incredibly spiritual place for both Buddhists and Hindus. To mention it all in one paragraph is impossible, as Nepal has numerous spiritual sites and natural beauty to dazzle the eyes and open your soul.

One should come and marvel in the continuous sources of inspiration and take home memories and photos that will last a lifetime. Come and join us to see with your own eyes the enlightening land of Nepal.

What’s Included
Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking.
Domestic airfare as per itinerary.
International yoga teacher / yogi.
Matress for each member.
Accommodation during trek (local lodge).
Government registered English speaking local expert guide, porters.
Sagarmatha National park fees.
TIMS Card.
Accommodation at standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
Guided tour in city with expert tour guide.
Welcome and farewell dinner in city
Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
Insurance for all staff & porters.
Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
First aid kit.
Trekking map for each member
Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

What’s Not Included
Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40
Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
Extra baggage charges
Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
Service other then mentioned above
Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc..
International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone etc….
Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water

Know before you go
Group size
Minimum 8 persons.

Dressing information

  • Lightweight walking boots that are broken in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters
  • 2-3 synthetic tee shirts, long sleeve shirts
  • 1-2 synthetic hiking pants, zip-off pants
  • Fleece or sweatshirt for cool night temperatures
  • Rain jacket or poncho (Gore-tex or equivalent)
  • Rain pants (Gore-tex or equivalent)
  • Thick wool socks, thin synthetic liner socks to prevent blisters
  • Synthetic underwear
  • Sun hat
  • Warm puffy down filled jacket (synthetic or natural feathers).
  • Synthetic mid layer (fleece, wool, or lightweight down sweater).
  • Soft shell or insulated ski pants.
  • Sleeping bag to -15C
  • Thermal underwear/base layer
  • Beanie with ear flaps (wool or fleece)
  • Balaclava or face mask
  • A pair of winter gloves/mitts (waterproof)
  • A pair of lightweight gloves (fleece or synthetic materials)
  • Ski goggles or glacier glasses (polarized)
  • Gaiters (to cover boots and lower leg)

What To Bring

  • 1-2 water bottles – 2 liters
  • Iodine to purify water (Can be purchased in cities)
  • Sunglasses and strap
  • Trekking
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter (toilet paper can be bought in
  • Small headlamp/flashlight/torch with spare batteries
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Pocket knife
  • Small daypack – 25 liters
  • Personal snacks from home (candy bars, protein bars, granola, nuts, etc.)
  • Sandals or slip on shoes for walking around tea houses or camp
  • Biodegradable soap and/or shampoo.
  • Spare boots
  • Large plastic bag to line backpack, day pack from wet conditions, and small bag for dirty clothes
  • Small towel

Passport / Visa
A valid permit is required for most areas in Nepal, which we will obtain upon your arrival. We will require two working days and two passports size photographs. There are two major permits, which are National Park permits and special regional permits for restricted area permits (Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpa, etc.).

Important Information
Always carry Nepalese rupees in small bills on your trek. The amount to be cared depends on the area and the duration of the trek. A guideline for this will be presented during our trek briefing. Money will only be required for the purchase of soft/hard bottled drinks and souvenirs along the way. Other money and valuables should be kept in a safe deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu.

Altitude sickness if a serious consideration if you are climbing or trekking in Nepal and it’s essential that you investigate the causes, symptoms and treatment of altitude sickness before you travel to Nepal. There are approximately three deaths per year in Nepal from altitude sickness, but with the right precautions there is no reason why you should become one of these statistics.

Acclimatization’s the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. You should adjust your schedule so that you average no more than 400 meters per day of ascent above 3,000 meters. If you fail to allow time for acclimatization, you may develop symptoms of Attitude mountaineering System. The AMS may be mild enough to go away with a day’s rest or if ignored may lead to death. All that is required to ensure a safe trek is basic awareness of AMS, and a willingness to rest or descend if you develop symptoms. As a result of the growing awareness of altitude problems there is only one death from AMS in Nepal out of every 30,000 trekkers and climbers. Even these deaths would be avoidable if everyone knew how to respond to AMS. There are no reliable figures for casualties among porters.

15% amount of the total payment should be paid as an advance while booking our services. It assures he trip and we can book flight tickets and book the hotels. The rest of the money can be paid on your arrival in Nepal.

The bank charge should be paid by yourself at the time of deposit.

Accepted payment methods
Cash, Credit card

Travel insurance information
Travel insurance should be done by you in your own country.

Price Includes

  • Access Flights (Both-Ways)
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Guide's Salary
  • Guide's Transport
  • Meals
  • Porter's Insurance
  • Private Jeep
  • TIMS Card

Price Excludes

  • ACAP Permit
  • Access Flights (One-Way)
  • Equipment
  • Four Porters
  • Guide’s Accommodation
  • Guide’s Insurance
  • Guide’s Meals
  • International Flights
  • MCAP Permit
  • MRAP Permit
  • One Porter
  • Permit Fees
  • Porter Insurance
  • Private Taxi
  • Public Bus
  • Public Jeep
  • Three Porters
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Two Porters
  • Visa Fee


Day Destination Duration Altitude
Day 1 Kathmandu Orientation Day 1400m
Day 2 Kathmandu Orientation Day 1400m
Day 3 Phakding 5 hours 2652m
Day 4 Namche 6 hours 3440m
Day 5 Namche Rest Day 3440m
Day 6 Tengboche 6 hours 3870m
Day 7 Dingboche 6 hours 4360m
Day 8 Dingboche Rest Day 4360m
Day 9 Lobuche 6 hours 4940m
Day 10 Gorakshep - Everest Base camp - Gorak Shep 9 hours 5364m
Day 11 Kalapatthar - Pheriche 8 hours 5542m
Day 12 Deboche 6 hours 3820m
Day 13 Namche 6 hours 3440m
Day 14 Lukla 6 hours 2840m
Day 15 Kathmandu 1 hour 1400m
Day 16 Full Day in Monasteries 9 hours 1400m
Day 17 Final Departur Departure Day 1m


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