2wish and Mountain Expeditions have joined forces to offer you an exciting opportunity to trek to Everest Basecamp – a once in a life time journey to the highest mountain in the world!
Trekking through the Khumbu Valley is a truly special experience, and with unprecedented support from our superb local Sherpa team, excellent logistics and plenty of jaw dropping views along the way, our Everest Basecamp Trek is an experience you’ll never forget!
“Very well organised but also flexible, Jon and the Mountain Expeditions team and the local porters were professional and helpful. We were very well looked after throughout the whole trip – amazing experience!” Rhian Manning (CEO | 2wish)
Trekking to Everest Basecamp is a truly special experience. During our 11 day trekking route we’ll gradually gain altitude, acclimatise to our new surroundings and enjoy incredible views of the snowcapped giants that surround us. With unprecedented support from Mountain Expeditions and our local team, excellent logistics and plenty of jaw dropping views, your Everest Basecamp Trek is an experience you’ll never forget!
Mountain Expeditions are expedition specialists. We love organising and delivering expeditions all around the world and do so with a friendly and supportive approach. We understand that joining any of our expeditions is a big deal, so we try and make sure everything is perfect from start to finish.
Jon has organised and guided on over 100+ high-altitude expeditions including Everest and K2 and 37 times on Kili(!) – to read more please go here.
2wish is a registered charity (No 1168140).
To join the Everest Basecamp Trek you must pledge to raise a minimum of £1,500. If you have any question about this please contact Bev Slocombe at firstname.lastname@example.org
The team at 2wish have lots of fundraising ideas and tips for you, so please don’t worry about the target – with proper planning of a few events as a team it is more than achievable, and most participants raise over £1,500.
With all our expeditions we partner with the very best local in-country agencies who share our ethos of delivering outstanding expeditions. We believe that a combined leadership team built of UK Expedition Leaders and highly experienced local guides is the strongest and most successful way to deliver our expeditions. Our guides will be with the team throughout the entire expedition.
With over 25 expeditions in Nepal we have an impressive success rate. We believe this is because of our attentive approach, higher guide ratios and using experienced High Altitude Expedition Leaders. This combination has proved time and time again to be the safest and most successful approach whilst on the mountain.
Our itinerary has been chosen to make this trip the very best we believe it can be. We include a preparation day in Kathmandu which allows time for people to rest after a long flight, to wonder the vibrant streets of Thamel and time for your Expedition Leaders to do a full kit and medical check before a relaxed expedition briefing with a cold Everest beer! It also allows time for the the team to get to know each other a little before we set on our trek together.
The truth behind organising and leading worldwide expeditions is that you need an excellent local in-country agent to work with. Over the years Mountain Expeditions has developed a long standing relationship with our local crew in Kathmandu and the added value of our friendly and efficient local staff never goes unnoticed – we know it makes a big difference to your experience. Our local team are a huge part of your Himalayan experience and it makes all the difference on the trek.
“If ethical travel is what you’re looking for in a company, then look no further than Mountain Expeditions. The guides and porters were so much a part of the team that you could tell it was like a big happy family” – Marcus Samperi
There are many reasons people choose to climb big mountains and many reasons why you might choose to trek to Everest Basecamp. What we can tell you is that choosing this trek offers you a realistic opportunity to enjoy one of the best journeys in the world without any prior altitude experience. Please refer to the Suitability tab for more details.
Many of our expeditions start and finish in a bustling city in a really nice hotel or lodge. Maybe it’s first and last impressions that count or perhaps we just enjoy having nice accommodation when starting and finishing a trip, but it’s what we do! FYI – We can safely leave things out our hotel in Kathmandu whilst we are on the trek. Refer to the FAQs tab for more details.
1. Book – Please click on the big blue “Book Now” button just above and follow the steps to pay your deposit and create your account.
You can access Your Account at anytime to make payments and complete your online forms.
2. Fundraising – By joining the team you pledge to raise a minimum of £1,500. If you have any question about this please contact Bev at 2wish: email@example.com
3. Visa – Apply for your E-Visa online – here.
You can also obtain your visa on arrival. To do this you will need US $50 cash and a pen.
4. Visit GP or specialist Travel Clinic (eg, Nomad Travel) to discuss Vaccinations, Malaria and Diamox.
FitForTravel is a good website for information, and MedEx have a free booklet which is excellent MedEx Altitude Booklet
5. Tips – obtain US $140 for tips
Please ensure you bring US$140 cash with you, ideally in small denominations. More on this in the FAQs.
6. Travel Insurance – It is your responsibility and mandatory to have specialist trekking, rescue, medical and repatriation insurance to cover the dates, areas and activities involved. A policy that includes cancellation insurance at point of booking may help you recoup costs if you were to incur cancellations charges. Please ensure that your insurance covers you for trekking at altitude to 5895m.
7. Hire kit – If you require any hire kit, such as a down jacket, please let Jon know. Mountain Expeditions has a limited supply and additional kit can be hired in Kathmandu. The Kit List will available to downloadable PDF from this page very soon, please check back.
If you have any questions about the above please WhatsApp Jon on 07834150940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org