20 Reasons to pick Ian Taylor Trekking for your Everest Base Camp Trek. We are selling out on our Everest Base Camp Trek 12 months in advance. We have our own full time staff, more acclimatization and success rates second to none. We use the best lodges and give out the best advice you can receive anywhere on trekking to Everest Base Camp. Read some REVIEWS.
1). We have a 7 full time staff members on the ground in Nepal. This gives us far more consistency in our service on the ground. We have world class climbing Sherpa’s and this helps us offer you quality treks, climbs and expeditions on every trip. We do not out outsource our service and only run limited trips to aid in offering quality and consistent service. You will always get professional on the ground assistance from our Ian Taylor Trekking staff in Kathmandu at all times. We do not outsource our services to random guides. Everything is managed in house so you are working with Ian Taylor Trekking.
2). We support and helped establish the Goli Village Trust in Nepal, giving help, support to children, families and this remote community in Nepal. We have built two schools in the Goli region and we have placed stoves in 60 homes. We continue to support this this village where a lot of our staff come from. We do need donations and help, so if you would like to donate, set up a trek to the village, give funds, cloths and school items. Please let us know and we can let you know how you can help.
3). We run only run quality treks with more staff and better food. Read some REVIEWS from our trips. You can watch our Food and Accommodation video for further information. We pay our staff correctly and do not over load them with weight. We use Yaks to carry all the loads where possible and we do not cut corners on any aspects of our treks or climbs. We have a maximum of 10 people per group and we have 4 guides and support staff for 10 people.
4). We offer personal service with training advice 5 days a week. A lot of people underestimate the trek to Everest and rely on Helicopters to get them out. This is becoming more and more challenging. There are some long 8+ hour days covering over 20km with over 700m./ 2,296 feet of up and down hill on steps or stairs while on the trail. We have professional training advice available to you 5 days a week. All you have to do is e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org and we can schedule calls with you as often as needed. We look forward to hearing from you. This is not a tourist trip. It is for trekkers and people have trained hard to be there.
5). Professional advice from our staff who have climbed Everest to the top and trekked to Everest Base Camp more than 30 times. Our office staff have trekked to Everest on many different route so can advice you on the best route for you. We can assist you with daily training advice and what gear you should be bringing. Our staff can also help you understand more about altitude, lack of oxygen, elevation gains and distances along the trail to Mount Everest.
6). Personal access to Ian and our team so we can answer all your questions. Ian has climbed Mount Everest to the top and led 30+ treks to Everest Base Camp, 30+ Kilimanjaro climbs, 15+ Island peak climbs and 5 Mera Peak climbs. Sign up and get access today. READ MORE.
7). Years of experience managing teams on the ground in Nepal. Are head guide has been at the forefront of tourism in Nepal for 25 years. He is well connected on the ground with access to all the key organization and authorities. He is also passionate about the Sherpa culture, experience and preserving these traditions. Anyone who has trekked with Dawa will never forget it. Dawa is married to Kay from Scotland and together they offer quality service to all our guests joining our trips in Nepal.
8). Oxygen and fully trained medical support staff. We bring oxygen on all our treks and climbs. We lead climbs on Island peak, Mera Peak, Lobuche, Ama Dablam, North Col, Cho Oyu and so many more. You need to have access to oxygen and team who have additional support staff members available to assist you while you are on the trek to Mount Everest. Read some REVIEWS from our treks to Everest.
9). Quality North Face tents. We use quality tents on all our trekking and mountaineering itineraries in Peru. We have single tent options and we have new North Face tents every two years for you to enjoy. Most of our Everest Treks are in the best lodges. You and your group can chose to camp all the way.
10). All hotel rooms are included in the cost of our trip. We include 2 hotel nights at our 4 star hotel in Thamel. 1 night before your trek and 1 night hotel on a shared basis after your trek. We use a range of hotel options all in the centre of Kathmandu. You can upgrade to 5 star hotel option. You can ask us for further information.
11). All beds come with pillow and comforter in the lodges we use on route to Mount Everest. We want you to be comfortable on the trail. Sleeping is an important part of the acclimatization process. Getting to bed early and getting as much rest as possible is really important.
12). We provide you with organic hand wash in all the lodges on your trek to Everest. Hygiene is really important for a safe and successful journey into the Everest region. This is critical for a successful trek. We want you to be as comfortable as possible. Enjoy some comforts, good food and good times with our exceptional team in Nepal.
13). Three, two course meals each day on the trail. READ MORE information about our food service on the trek. We can guarantee quality food throughout the trek. We know we need to fuel your adventure so we only serve professional grade meals each day. We use the best lodges available to maintain this standard.
14). We only use the best lodges on all our treks. We use Hotel Namche for our 4 nights in Namche Bazaar. 3 nights on the way up and 1 night on the way down the trail. These loges provide the best food for all our teams. We work closely with the lodges and they know us and our team very well. The service, food and quality are what is drawing people to our treks in Nepal.
15). We use yaks for all our treks to Everest. The Yaks will carry up to 15kg of your personal gear on the trail. We will send you our 45 page dossier covering all aspects of the trip. We will also have an itemized kit list for you to review and we will help you on Facetime or skype get the right gear for your Inca Trail trek. Watch our PACKING VIDEO and do let us know if you have any questions.
16). We bring you to a quality farewell dinner at one of the best restaurants in Kathmandu. I like Fire and Ice Pizza, they also serve amazing mojito’s. This meal is included in the trip. You will be presented with your Everest Base Camp certificate of achievement and we will enjoy a beautiful meal before heading back to the hotel or a night out on the town.
17). We support projects in all the areas we operate in. In giving we receive. After Climbing Mount Everest to the summit, a friend and I raised enough money to built the Mount Everest Primary school. In the Kilimanjaro area we support an orphanage for children in need. In Nepal we have built two schools and helping the Goli Village Trust which we helped establish with our team in Nepal.
18). If you want learn about the Sherpa people you have to hang out with Sherpa people. Sit and ask questions. We only work with Sherpa staff we know and follow our strict instruction on how to manage our trips. All our tour guides are Sherpa and have 10+ years leading trips and trekking all the trails we use in the Everest region.
19). We only work with small group sizes. The maximum number of people per team will be 10 people. Most of our groups are 6,8 or 10 people, giving you are more personalized experience on the trail to Everest Base Camp. You can move as a team and experience more of this world class trail.
20). We have 4 guides and support for a group of 10 people joining one of our treks. This will give you more support staff for your trek to Everest. CONTACT US for more information on our treks. Read some REVIEWS and book early to secure your space.