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1. Posted by daveyarmz (Budding Member 28 posts) 9y

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Hi everyone,

Im just looking for tour companies any of you could recommend as Ive been searching online for a while and all the tours seem really expensive. I would like to do the everest base camp trek, can I just turn up in Katmandu and arrange it? Do I need a tour company or can I just hire a sherpa? Ive been told I can hire all the trekking equipment, such as clothing etc, is this true? How much should I expect to pay for this experience?

Any info on this at all would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance

2. Posted by yog236 (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Hi Dave,

You can hire a Sherpa that is no problem. But there is inheritant risk. Other alternative is to organise in Kathmandu yourself and to trekking in good trekking company.



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4. Posted by Ad venture (Inactive 3 posts) 9y

Hi Mr. Dave
You can find budget tour operator as well. Although you can go your self with one sherpa in Everest base camp, but as being adventure tour, I recommend you to make you trekking with any tour operator. For better service you need to book in advance the tour. You can hire all of the equipments you need during your trek in Kathmandu, that will arranged by your operator. You can get detail information through one of the tour operator on their

Hope this will help to arrange your trip.

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5. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 9y

Hi Dave,
In theory, you can hike the Everest trek yourself if you're reasonably fit. We saw plenty of people doing just that. There are lodges all along the route, but carrying at least a 1-man tent + sleeping bag would be wise just in case.
I would also just check whether you have to have a guide to enter the Sagarmatha National Park - I don't think you do, but better to check before you arrive at the checkpoint.

Other than than, yes, you can arrange it all in Kathmandu if you don't want to go on a group tour arranged at home.
Bear in mind the difference between 'Sherpa' and 'Porter'. The word Sherpa has been taken to mean someone who carries things for you, when it actually refers to an ethnic group based high in the himalaya. Most of these guys specialise in the higher altitude work - much better paid - that the climbers require. The majority of porters are lowland farmers looking for casual work. A Sherpa will usually be the head honcho in any group and can usually be distinguished by their bigger stature and facial features.