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VX Tours

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VX Tours specializes in providing ethical hiking tours to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes in Nepal. We pride ourselves on providing high quality tours with unique optional activities.

The local Nepalese people are incredibly welcoming and friendly to tourists. They allow us to explore their homelands and share in their enjoyment of the Himalayas. As the locals are so generous, we believe that it is important to give back to them. This is why we have made a commitment to pay our porters a wage that is at least 50% more than the standard wage. 

Even though we pay our staff generously, we are still able to offer affordable tours to our customers. Our prices are generally cheaper than other major tour providers.

To ensure the tours run smoothly and safely, we employ guides and porters that have passed their training and licensing requirements.

VX Tours doesn't just offer its customers a chance to go on a hike, we offer our customers the chance to go on a journey filled with once in a lifetime experiences. What are you waiting for? Email us today to book a tour!

 

What We Do and Why We Do It...

Tours with a Conscience

I was hiking in the Himalayas and it suddenly occurred to me that I had spent $3,000 AUD on an 18 day tour and none of that money went to the local porters and guides. I was especially saddened when I discovered that some porters actually slept in caves and shelters during the hike. They were forced to do this as their pay could not even cover their basic accommodation costs. It was in that moment that the idea for this company was born.

I wanted to give tourists an affordable way to see the Himalayas while still generously contributing to the local porters and guides. Thus, we created VX Tours, a tour company that is dedicated to improving the treatment of porters and guides in Nepal. We improve porter conditions by committing to pay them at least 50% more than the standard wage. We also limit the weight our porters carry to 27kgs, which is significantly less than other major tour providers.

As we pay a higher wage and provide better working conditions, we attract the best porters and guides in the area. All of our guides have worked for major reputable western companies, obtained the relevant training, licenses and English language requirements. This allows us to provide high quality tours that run smoothly.​

Whether you’re planning an upcoming trip for yourself or a group of 10 people, we make the booking process easy and enjoyable. Call us today to start your journey! The Himalayas are waiting!

 

Himalayan Packages and Deals

Discover the Himalayas

 

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes

From: $2,200 USD for 19 or 21 Days

This is the ultimate Himalayan experience. It combines the epic scenery of Gokyo with the achievement of reaching the iconic Everest base camp. It is a challenging hike, but the rewards are endless, from the lush green forests of Namche to the picturesque Gokyo lakes and snow tipped mountain peaks.​

Along the trail you will often see a unique array of animals, including mountain goats, deer, snowcocks, pheasants and yaks. If you are really lucky you may even see the infamous snow leopard.​

Click on the button below for a detailed itinerary of the hike. Alternatively, email us for more information or to book a hike today.

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Everest Base Camp

From: $2,000 USD for 15 or 16 Days

This is arguably the most famous hike in the world and you could be doing it!

On this hike, you will make your way through the dense green lowlands of Namche all the way up to the entrance of Everest. There is nothing more dramatic than standing at the foothill of Everest and feeling the enormity of its size and power.

On your way up you will often bump into mountain climbers who are headed to the top of Everest. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Click on the button below for a detailed itinerary of the hike. Alternatively, email us for more information or to book a hike today.

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Gokyo Lakes & Gokyo Ri

From: $2,000 USD for 15 or 16 Days

Do you want to explore the Himalayas, but are put off by all the crowds? If yes, than this is the hike for you. The majority of this hike is on a separate trail to Everest Base Camp. This means there are fewer people on the trail and you can really immerse yourself in nature. From the stunning blue Gokyo lakes, to Gokyo Ri's panoramic view of 4 of the highest mountains in the world, this trek is one of the most scenic routes in the Himalayas.

We are excited to set you off on one of the best trips of your life. Get ready to create some unforgettable memories and don’t forget to take some panoramic photos!

Click on the button below for a detailed itinerary of the hike. Alternatively, email us for more information or to book a hike today.

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Contact Us for Bookings and Inquiries

Auckland CBD - New Zealand