DATES/FEES

“Wow, your next treks* sound amazing. How lucky are those future trekkers to experience those amazing places with you! ….Irina R., Vancouver, Canada

* See also http://www.AfricaWithWerner.Wordpress.com 

Dates

We meet in Kathmandu on May 2017. As per the itinerary, we will spend one full day in Kathmandu prior to our flight into the Solo-Khumbu region and the beginning of the actual trek. Weather permitting, we will be at Mt. Everest’s famed base camp on (date to be announced) and back in Kathmandu on , 2017.

Fees:

The Base fee for the trip is $4,795 (USD) per person all inclusive, double occupancy  and before discounts….space is limited (the region can only accommodate a finite number of people) and we will strictly abide by the rule of first come first serve.

Important Steps – Payment Schedule and Discounts:

STEP 1. If you have any interest or intention of being on this adventure, email Werner immediately to get placed on the list. Space is limited. werner@MeetMeAtTheTop.com

STEP 2.   Once your application has been accepted a non-refundable deposit of $750 will hold your space (this helps lock in the Nepal base fees for accommodation, meals, guides, flight to Lukla and support staff). Now you have two payment and discount options:

OPTION A

  1. Book before (date to be announced) 2016 and pay in full, deduct $600 off the base fee …bringing your all inclusive fee to $4,195.00 USD 
  2. Book before (date to be announced) 2016, pay as below and deduct $400 off the base fee …bringing your all inclusive fee to $4,395.00 USD 

OPTION B

  1. Book before (date to be announced) and pay in full, deduct $200 off the base fee …bringing your all inclusive fee to $4,495.00 USD 
  2. Book before (date to be announced), pay as below and deduct $100 off the base fee …bringing your all inclusive fee to $4,695.00 USD 

OPTION C

Book after (date to be announced), if space is still available, and pay $4,795.00 USD 

Installment Payments (Option A2 and B2)

Reserve your space with a $750 deposit and pay the balance as follows:

  • 2nd installment of $1000 by (date to be announced) (or pay remaining balance in full and deduct 2% off balance)
  • 3rd installment of $1000 by (date to be announced)
  • 4th and final payment (balance owing) by (date to be announced)

If single occupancy is required add $350 to the above fees.

Qualifications

Please note – no refunds can be given after June 30, 2013 since the Nepali outfitters require payment up front and will have expended fees on permits, bookings, porters and other preparations (if you are unable to go and have made payments you may replace yourself if the exchange person has the fitness level to keep up).

Sorry we are unable to accept credit cards since all our Nepali payments must be made in cash (or by forfeiting a 5% payment surcharge); and we have reduced the cost of the trip to be as affordable as possibly, without a compromise in quality. Should you wish to pay by bank transfer or Paypal, please accept all transfer fees (incoming and outgoing).

Thank you…we are looking forward to an exciting and fulfilling trek.

Please indicate your payment option under the section, APPLICATION.

Thank you…we are looking forward to an exciting and fulfilling trek.

Trip Cost Includes

(repeated under What To Bring)

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Shanker or similar standard) with all meals
  • 12 nights in standard lodges/teahouses in mountain with all meals
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Domestic flights and domestic airport departure taxes
  • English-speaking local Head guide, assistant guides (1 assistant guide per 4 trekkers) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter per 2 trekkers) including their salaries, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • All government and local taxes
  • Team – comprehensive medical kit
  • Tips for hotel and trail accommodation staff

Trip Cost Does Not Include 

(repeated under What To Bring)

  • Nepal Visa fee (get it before you leave or (if you must) bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs and get it on landing – problem: long potential delay causing issues with your airport pickup)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause other than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra cost for hotel Shanker (our group discount rate is USD 90/80 for double/single room , this price includes breakfast and all taxes)
  • Travel and air rescue insurance (air rescue is a MUST have – you will not be allowed on the flight to Lukla without it)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Down jacket (can rent for $15USD), four seasonal sleeping bag (rental $25), Trekking Pole (rental $10). All rental items must be pre-arranged and paid for upon booking
  • Extra porters.

Gratuities 

(repeated under What To Bring)

Head Guide: $15-$20USD per day (per group)

Assistant guides: $10-$12 per day (for each group of four)

Porters: $7 – $9 per day (split between two people)

Extra Porter: $17 per day (must be booked ahead of time)

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