Top 10 questions to ask an Everest base camp trek operator to identify the best company to book with

 

Struggling to compare apple to apple when it comes to selecting the Everest base camp trek package provided by different trekking companies in Australia or Nepal?

 

Well, you can use following checklist to shortlist or select your best Everest base camp trekking company to book with.

Keep in mind to add your personal preferences of budget and service quality related questions apart from this checklist when finalizing your booking decision.

  1. Check reviews/testimonials of each trekking operator in your short list
  2. Ensure that they have affiliation with AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents)
  3. Is their price quoted in Australian or American dollar?
  4. How many days is the actual trekking in the planned itinerary? How well is acclimatisation planned in the itinerary? Is there any contingency plan to tackle cancellation of Lukla return flight?
  5. Is their base camp trek operator in Nepal a licensed tour operator registered with Nepal Tourism Ministry and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal
  6. Are there local experts available in Australian operators office who can provide guidance on place, culture, language and food in Nepal
  7. Does Australian company provide guidance on all types of preparation including training, gear purchase and packing list for your Everest adventure
  8. Your loved ones from home being able to enquire your whereabouts 7 days a week during odd hours in case of emergency in Nepal/Everest
  9. How are the local crews including guide and porters looked after during the Everest trek
  10. Can you choose to travel in your small private group and/or choose your own dates without a surcharge?
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