Everest Base Camp Trekking

15 Days

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Everest base camp Trek Nepal provides you great opportunity to have unique experience. If you have ever longed to set eyes on our highest summit then this exciting trek in the Everest region gives you the opportunity to fulfil a dream, while taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Himalaya. Ever since the days of early climbing expeditions, the 8848m mountain has had a lure of its own, drawing climbers to scale it and trekkers to gaze on its icy faces. Naturally, the trail to the base camp of the mountain has become one of the most popular routes trekking in nepal  yet few people return from the trek unmoved by the experience of being right in among the highest peaks in the world. From Kathmandu we fly to Lukla, and the adventure begins as we land at its tiny airstrip. We spend several days trekking through the homelands of the Sherpa people, among their villages and Buddhist monasteries, with distant views of Everest and neighbouring Ama Dablam, considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountains in Nepal. A day is spent at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and a [Everest base camp Trek] t Pheriche a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region. These rest days allow time to explore further and to acclimatize, an important factor in your enjoyment of the trek. Those who have fully acclimatized may trek to the Everest Base Camp Trek but without doubt, the highlight for most will be the awe-inspiring views which unfold from the summit of Kala Pattar - the chaotic ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself. Not forgetting, of course, the personal sense of achievement that many experience at the end of their trek, when it is all over and we fly back to Kathmandu rest 

Type of Trip: Private group Departures & Group joins departures
Meals during Trip: Breakfast in Cities & all meals during Trekking
Day 1 - Arrival day in Kathmandu: Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you your upcoming Everest Base camp Trek with us and introduce our trekking guide. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 2 - Kathmandu - Lukla Flight and trek to Phakding: 35 minute Trans Himalayan flight Altitude: Lukla at 2800m/9184ft & Phakding (2652m/8698ft) Distance of walking- Approx of 8 Km- 3 to 4 hours
We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla (35 min flight) and meet our other assistance trekking crew there and start our trek. Today, you will take an easy walk passing through Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) where we estimate for overnight today. First day is short walking and we staying lower than Lukla height for this night so it helps to acclimatization.

Explore remaining with this local village. Overnight at Mt. Lodge.

Day 3 - Phakding - Namche Bazaar: Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Distance of walking- 10-12 Km - 5-6 hours
Morning breakfast at Lodge at Phakding then start walking for a slightly longer day to Namche Bazaar. At first, the trail crosses Dudhkoshi River over a long suspension bridge, then walking through beautiful pine forest. After about 2 hours of leisurely walk, we will reach to Monjo and soon thereafter, we will be at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, where we will check our permit (make permit), then short descent to the Dudh Kosi river again passing lots of Mani stones and in scripts and shortly reach to Jorsale, the last stop before heading up hill to Namche. Since no tea house is available from Jorsale to Namche Bazaar portion, we will have to have our lunch here. 

From jorsale, across the river again with long suspension bridge, then short walking through the riverbank brings you to another deep suspension bridge which is known as a HILLARY SUNSPENSION BRIDGE. Crossing this bridge connects you to the big hill which required a tough walk all the way up to Namche Bazaar.

Little more than half walking to this hill, there is a rest point which gives you a first glimpse of Mt. Everest, it is just amazing.

Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Mt. Everest and is the main trading centre of this region. This day, you will overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 4 - Namche Bazaar - Rest and Acclimatize: Altitude: 3440m/11283ft Acclimatization Day
Today, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar, resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m/11,283ft). The best acclimatization hike we could recommend for this day is to Everest View point which is approx of 2 hours uphill, the great view of Mt. Everest and Khumbu Himalayan panorama.
You may just explore Namche Bazaar, visit its Sherpa museum- a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and if this happens to be Saturday, you would have a wonderful local market (Hatt Bazaar) at Namche Bazaar, it is interesting and a wonderful experience about how the locals do exchange their goods or buying their requires stuff for the market itself. Namche Bazaar, itself is a tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. O/N at Namche. 

Day 5 - Namche Bazaar-Tyangboche: Altitude: 3870m/12,684ft Distance of Walking- Approx of 10 Km- 6 hours
After having our wonderful stay at Namche Bazaar with acclimatized, we will again continue walking to our ultimate goal of onward to Everest Base Camp route.Today after breakfast we start our trek with pleasant walk through mountain ride, enjoying with magnificent view of mountains on the right. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak with view of the eastern snow capped mountains.Short descent brings us to the riverside, across the river and then prepares to walk over the uphill through the forested path, the walking is gradual ups with couple of steep up and continuous uphill to reach to Tyangboche(2 and half hours) for overnight.Tyangboche, one of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya, which is famous for its amazing views of Ama Dablam Mountain and the Tyangboche monastery itself.The Tengboche monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries of Khumbu region, your guide will take you to see this monastery surroundings, chant with Buddhist monks, enjoy the praying ceremony. O/N at Tyangboche.

Day 6 - Tyangboche - Dingboche: Altitude: 4400m/14435ft Distance of walking: Approx- 11 Km- 6 hours
Breakfast at Tyangboche, then will start walking of this day. The trail descends down winding through the rhododendron forest to Deboche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. Hug the valley wall, and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village which is the biggest settlement village of Sherpa peoples, it has a great chance to see the typical Sherpa peoples, culture and traditions.If you interested, you may plan to have lunch here and while the lunch is preparing (takes approx of 30 minute), take a short hike to the monastery over to hill at Pangboche- probably the oldest monastery of Khumbu.Walking onward to Dingboche from here is mostly gradual uphill, the vegetation got changed thus we are now likely to see the dry and deserted mountains. O/N at Dingboche. 

Day 7 - Acclimatization day at Dingboche: Altitude: 4400m/14435ft Acclimatize and explore around
On this day you will rest before the last leg of the journey. You may have full day rest at Dingboche or explore the surrounding valley Chhukung and Imja valley which is connecting with the most interesting Island Peak and to the high passes of Amphu Laptse to Makalu Barun National park.If you interested, you may hike to the Chhukung RI (5000m Approx) for the panorama of the valley or explore the Dingboche itself with its typical local peoples and their life styles.It is very essential to have a complete rest and relax. O/N at Dingboche.

Day 8 - Dingboche - Lobuche: Altitude: 4900m/16,076ft) Distance of Walking: Approx of 11-12 kms- 6 to 7 hours
From this day onward, the trek is gradual up hill; due to the altitude it is harder and tough. However till reaching to the Dungla, the walking is mostly gradual and after here to the top of the hill to the memorial stupas of the climbers who lost their life’s while trekking and climbing over to the Khumbu Himalayas, the trail is steep incline thus it is a tough up hill.Another short walk from this hill top following a walking over rugged mountain route brings us to the small settlement of this hill top at Loboje for overnight. The best views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse are just incredible. The day and night expected to be pretty cold here. O/N at Lobuche.

Day 9 - Lobuche - Gorakshep & Everest Base Camp - Gorekshep: Altitude: 5,180m/16,994ft at Gorekshep and 5364m/17598 at EBC Distance of walking: Approx of 15 Km- 6 to 8 hours
First walking from Lobuche onward to Gorekshep is easier. Hiking from Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp is mostly straightforward; the trail wound in and out, rocky dunes and moraine, little ups and downs along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier before eventually stepping out onto the glacier itself. Explore this wonderful part of this amazing Himalayan glacier surroundings, visit the Khumbu ice fall etc and enjoy your most auspicious time with making best photos and videos. If this happens to be an event of the expedition seasons, you would likely to see the climbers who had their temporary climbing set up at base camp with their tented camps; it even looks the base camp colorful.Late afternoon, return back to Gorekshep and overnight. 

Day 10 - Gorekshep - Kalapathar - Pheriche: Altitude: At Kalapathar 5545m/ 18192ft & at Pheriche 4320m/14173ft Distance of walking: 12-13 Km- 5 to 6 hours
This day required an early walk up as we will head to the Kalapathar (the back rock hill top) by the morning to see the most amazing sunrise panorama over to the Mt. Everest (8848m) and its entire surroundings Khumbu Himalayas. The great view of Mt. Everest just in front of you is just incredible. The other great Himalayan panorama surrounding the Mt. Everest are, Pumari() chantse, and Lingtiring & south col on the left and Nuptse, Lhotse sar etc on the right.Enjoy this moment, as it is the best opportunity to photography and video the Himalayan Shangri-la. It could be freezing cold so make sure that you are warm enough with your clothing.After amazing time over here, return back to Gorekshep, breakfast and pack up your bag and get ready to walk back to Pheriche for overnight. Heading down now, the going is easier and the pace faster. Take back great memories with you and walk down hill towards the Pheriche. O/N at Pheriche.

Day 11 - Pheriche - Namche: Altitude: 3440m/11,284ft Distance of walking: 13-15 Km- 7 to 8 hours
The walk from Pheriche to Tyangboche to the river valley is mostly down and easy then required an hour climbing over hill, this is the same way while you were trekking from Namche to Tyangboche. Walking to Namche is nice and pleasant. O/N at Namche.

Day 12 - Namche - Phakding - Lukla: Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft Distance of walking: 16 Km- 6 to 7 hours
After breakfast, we hike down a trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues walking over several local villages and most of walking is at Dudh Kosi valley surroundings.You are already known with this day hike. Upon reaching to Lukla, refreshed up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of Everest Base Camp Trek and the last night overnight at mountain. O/N at Lukla.

Day 13 - Lukla - Kathmandu: Altitude: 1350m/4428ft 35minute Trans Himalayan flight 
Our flights is in the morning for Kathmandu from Lukla. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your board to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, refreshed up and rest.Evening, we will meet you again, take a feedback of your trekking and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in town. O/N at Kathmandu

Day 14 - Full day city Tour in kathamandu

Day 15 - Departure day from Kathmandu: Altitude: 1350m/4428ft

It is your final day on your trip with us. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then your free for your personal shopping at the Kathmandu shopping paradise at Thamel. Thamel has a typical souvenir of jewelry, local fabrics etc. As per your flight departing, we will transfer you to airport on time and your trip is over with us. Well, if you staying longer here in Kathmandu, we could help you to extend your accommodation or pleased to assist you for your other interested activities/adventures.

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

Everest Base Camp Trek Full Board  package 

  02 - 10  pax  US$   1430   per person           
  11-15   pax   US$    1230    per person                               
Start Date End Date Availability Price  
price includes following services
  • KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace  
  • Total 2 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at similar to  3 star hotel (KATHMANDU-lukla -  kathamandu ) by Comfortable Car/van/Hiace for Guests/guide & Porters  
  • Round Trip Land Transportation( Hotel-  Domestic Airport- Hotel) by private Comfortable Car/Van/Hiace 
  • 1 English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek  
  • 1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek   
  • Everest National Park Trek Permit, TIMS  card  & Any required permits or Official Documentation   
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- Self Lodges Menu Choice) as per above Itinerary  
  • Selected Tea  house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations in Twin Sharing during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom) 
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek  
  • Sightseeing in  Kathmandu City on Day 02(Swayambu nath, Buddha nath Stupa, Kumari temple/
  • durbar square &  pasupati nath Temple by tour guide and car/driver( 5-6 hrs tour)  
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu  
  • First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees  
  • Complementary from Company (to our Valued Guests)  
  • sleeping bag,down jecket,water botther, walking stick 
  • Trip Certificate( for memory of Nepal trip)Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter  

Price excludes following services:     
  • International Airfare to and from your countryNepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa US$ 80 or equivalent
  • foreign   currency for 90 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)  
  • KTM Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended) 
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep $ 10 to 15 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, 
  • Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter( expected) Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or
  • Free in  some  lodges) Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and
  •  Helicopter   rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  •  Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above

Note of above Itinerary:
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 15 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.

For more information please contact us: info@himalayaguide.com or tandisherpa@hotmail.com

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 15 Days
Type: Moderate/ Hard
Activities : Trekking, Hiking & Cultural plus religious Tour
No. of Pax : from 1 Person & above
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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