Everest Base Camp Trekking

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16 Days

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Nepal

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Moderate to Adventurous walks

Grade

5545

Max altitude

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Transportation

Hotel/Lodge/Tea Houses

Accommodation

Sept-Nov/March-May

Best season

01-12

Group Size

Overview


‘enjoy great adventure beneath world tallest Mt. Everest at base camp’

Main Highlights

“Great scenery of world tallest peaks on daily walks to Everest base camp,
Enjoy marvelous scenery of rolling green hills and valley with high snow peaks,
Within lovely Sherpa villages of great charm and impressive Buddhism culture,
At world heritage sites of Sagarmatha National Park enriched with flora / fauna,
From green hills of tall trees to barren and windswept terrain with high peaks,
Adventure to the base of world number one Mt. Everest with glorious views,
Climb to highest top of the journey at Kalapathar Hill for breathtaking scenery”. 

Brief Trip Profile

Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu with local nice lodge on treks.
Trekking Grade:                  Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Highest Spot:                      At Kalapathar 5,545 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m
high.
Walking Hours:                   Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs treks
Activities:                            Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
Trekking duration:              11 Nights and 12 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
Total Trip:                              15 Nights and 16 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Best Seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking

Nearly all months of the year can trek to Everest Base Camp, except wet time of monsoon seasons from June to mid September when days are cloudy that obstructs views of mountains with rains and dark heavy clouds.

But much greener with lush rich vegetations (not recommended during monsoon wet months unless for botanical people and students to study flora and fauna of the region)

Best time from March to May when most days are clear for views and as well for pleasant walks with moderate temperatures and longer sunlight hours, and on this time of season when wild flowers are in full bloom, enjoy bright and beautiful wild flower especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colored flowers (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron).

March to May in late afternoon can be cloudy with chances of rain and snow around higher altitude.

Mid September to December around autumn /fall and pre winter one of the best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.

Sunlight is short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks.

People and Culture

High Khumbu area populated by Highlanders the Sherpa of Everest, interwoven with Buddhism religion and colorful culture and fascinating heritage life style where you can witness from Lukla onwards, villages festooned with religious symbols and monuments of prayer flags, decorated walls with spinning chiming bells.

Introduction

Everest Base Camp Trekking, a famous and popular destination of Himalaya region where trekkers and adventurer from around the world with dream to walk and stand beneath world highest Mt. Everest.

Truly a most fascinating place and to experience its awesome views of dramatic landscapes with array of giant peaks in the close of harmony of native Sherpa immense culture of Buddhism makes this adventure worth visiting.

Everest Base Camp Trekking leads you from green alpine hills with constant views and scenery of snow capped peaks and within lovely woodland of rhododendron, oaks, magnolia and pine trees to reach at remorseless fields of ice and glaciers at the foot of Mt. Everest.

Everest base camp trek starts taking a sweeping scenic short flight to land at Lukla, where our adventure begins heading towards Dudh Kosi River valley and gorge and past several nice Sherpa farm villages to enter Sagarmatha National Park.

Sagarmatha National Park covers an area of 1,148 Sq.Kms enriched with exotic flora and fauna, Sagarmatha a name in Nepalese for Everest for Sherpa known as Chomolungma, the park added in the list of world heritage since 1979.

From the park entrance where walk leads higher within serene woodland to reach at Namche Bazaar, a place of great wonders where visitors can find nearly all types of facilities from banks, ATM to shops and well stocked stores with many hotels and lodges.

Namche holds a colorful and active Bazaar / market once a week on Saturday of great interest to observe the locals in their tribal costume and cultures, at Namche having a rest day for acclimatization and to explore around its high view points.

After a wonderful time at Namche walk continues on winding scenic path facing wide views of Everest, Amadablam, Tharmarserku, Kantega and Kongde peaks as climb starts within cool shade of forest to reach an amazing spot at Tengboche and the monastery.

At Tengboche with time marvel high views of mountains that encircles this lovely place overlooking peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam with series of mountain range, Tengboche surrounded by green tree lines with visit of its monastery of great interest.

From Tengboche onward on higher terrain within landscapes country heading closer to our main destination at Everest Base Camp with overnights in a nice settlements of Dingboche and Lobuche.

Enjoy tremendous views of high peaks that surround you at base camp within near distance of massive Khumbu Ice-Fall and glaciers, after a marvelous time and experience at the foot of world number one Mt. Everest where next adventure takes you to highest spot of the trek on top Kalapathar.

Kalapathar a rocky hill at the height of 5,545 m high rewards you with spectacular panorama of snow capped peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori, after a mind-blowing adventure return journey with long descend towards mid hills to reach at Namche and at Lukla.

At Lukla with last overnight stops within high scenic Khumbu area, where next early morning panoramic flight brings you back at Kathmandu after enjoying mesmerizing time and adventure on Everest base camp trekking.

Short Guide Line Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins) and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and short hike.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pangboche 3,900 m via - 06 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

Day 15: Spare extra day as contingency and for individual.

Day 16: International Departure to respective country.

 

Please Note

As per Nepal Civil Aviation rules and norms where flight to Lukla from Kathmandu does not takes place, since last few months from March 2019 where flight operates from a town of Ramechap which is due east from Kathmandu.

To reach Ramechap takes 4-5 hrs drive on private vehicles and vice versa on the way back from Lukla also.

Detail Itenerary


On arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, where Professional Trekking Guide staff receives with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu. On checking your rooms getting refreshed then join in at hotel foyer / lobby meeting with other members of the trek, where our guide will brief providing information on Everest Base Camp trekking. Evening group welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment restaurant with native folk culture programs along with the dinner.
A free day in Kathmandu you can enjoy at leisure as well preparation for the trek, on this day interested people can join in our exciting guided sightseeing tour for half or full day tour at places of great interest around World Heritage Sites.
Morning as time for Lukla flight a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport for short scenic flight to Lukla on smaller aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar) after 30 minutes flight lands at Lukla airport, where walk begins to Phakding. Lukla airport named ‘Tenzing-Hillary’ in respect to first conqueror of Mt. Everest, and from Lukla with refreshing stop, walk starts downhill and then on gradual path heading into nice Sherpa village to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village near Dudh Kosi River.
Today’s walk starts on pleasant trail within small forest of pines and rhododendron trees facing views of peaks, as walk follows river upstream to cross a long bridge to enter Sagarmatha National Park near Monjo village. Sagarmatha National Park also a world heritage sites from here walk follows on river gorge and to cross a high bridge where long uphill climb leads to Namche Bazaar, a large village almost the size of a town and the hub of Sherpa as well for visitors. At Namche Bazaar the only place on route base camp with facilities of ATM, Banks, post office, Cyber Café, Trekking / Climbing stores and shops with café, bakeries and restaurants include views of Kwangde peaks.
Namche Bazaar an ideal place for rest and for acclimatization day at an altitude 3,440 m high, morning having breakfast where short excursion and hike takes you on top of Namche a place with interesting museum provide information of the Khumbu / Everest area of Sherpa religions, culture, history, mountaineering to flora and flora. High hill of Namche offers stunning views of Amadablam, Tharmarserku, Kantega, Kwangde, Khumbila with Mt. Everest and Lhotse towards North, after an impressive morning head back to lodge for lunch with afternoon free to relax and catch up with the dairy and browse around the street of Namche, where once a week Saturday market / bazaar takes place.
Enjoying rest day at Namche, morning with short climb and then walk on scenic trail along the path lined with rhododendron and pine trees with views of Amadablam and Everest. As walk then descend to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga, a small place with few tea shops, a favorite lunch stop place. After a refreshing break, where second half of the trek leads to a climb for few hours into cool shade of forest to reach on top at Tengboche and the monastery, a scenic spot with grand views of Amadablam, Kantega, Thamersarkhu, Kwangde and Mt. Everest.
Morning enjoy panorama of mountains with Everest, after breakfast downhill into nice rhododendron and pines forest, a pleasant walk to reach a bridge over Imja Khola. From the bridge slow climb to reach the last permanent village at Pangboche on the way towards Everest Base Camp, after Pangboche tree line stops. Walk slowly leads with views of Mt. Amadablam at close distance, after a nice day trek reaching at Dingboche for overnight stop.
Another pleasant rest day at Dingboche for better acclimatization morning enjoy walk to some view point hills to gain more altitude to support acclimatization. Dingboche offers views of Amadablam North Face with Island / Imjatse Peak, includes Nuptse and Lhotse mountains, a short high climb to a high ridge provides views of world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu and Amphu Labtsa peaks.
After Dingboche, morning walk climb towards a high hill and then a nice pleasant trail to Thugla ( Dugla) located on midway where Pheriche and Dingboche path joins towards Everest Base Camp. Thugla a nice place for lunch stops overlooking views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam, after lunch short steep climb up at Thugla small pass and a ridge top within terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier, here one can notice memorials of unfortunate mountaineers and climbers. After a short stop with gradual walk to reach at Lobuche for overnight stop in the comfort of nice cozy lodge.
Adventure today takes you to our main final highlights, as morning starts with climb above Khumbu glacier facing view of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest then reach at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges before Everest Base Camp; after a refreshing stop walk to Everest Base Camp as path leads over moraine to reach our ultimate goal at Everest Base Camp. A Base Camp enjoying fascinating moments within close to massive Khumbu Ice fall and glacier, where return journey takes you back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after a great day walk of the adventure.
Morning leads to steep climb of few hours to reach on the highest spot of the adventure on top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters high, where you have superb vista of surrounding high peaks with Mt. Everest at close distance. After a great wonderful panorama walk down to Gorakshep and continue trek towards Pheriche windy valley for lunch stop. Pheriche a temporary settlement near Dingboche with more than 20 lodges and teahouses with grand views of Taboche, Cholatse, Amadablam and as far to Mt. Cho-Oyu in the distance north west, from here on easy walk with short ups and down to Pangboche village for overnight stop.
From Pangboche pleasant downhill to a bridge with an hour climb up to Tengboche back within trees lines and green vegetation. With time at Tengboche retrace the journey back to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop before Lukla.
A pleasant and relaxing walk as route heads back to Lukla on this last day trek of the adventure, with few short climb brings you back to Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest and farewell to our loyal and friendly porters.
Flight starts early morning, transfer to Tenzing and Hillary air terminal at Lukla airport on boarding the plane a sweeping flight of 35 minutes brings you back in Kathmandu and then transfer to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.
In Kathmandu a spare as contingency day just in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla or in the beginning of the trek, which occurs quite often even in the best time of the year due where bad and unfavorable weather conditions hamper the flight. If all goes well as our standard itinerary days, where people with interest can join in for optional tour around Kathmandu around place of great interest or enjoy free individual activities and shopping.
Final and last day in the country of Himalaya wonders with varied interesting cultures, after a memorable time and experience on Everest Base Camp trekking, with time for your international flight, where our staff and guide transfer you to the airport for flight back home or to next respective port of call.

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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Pickups and drops
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
    • 3 meals during the trek
    • TIMS and Permits
    • All sightseeing on private vehicle
    • Guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
    • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu by Domestic Flights
    • Staff cost including air ticket, food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance
    • Teahouse/Lodge accommodations during the trekking days
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • Licensed, English speaking guide
    • Porters ( 1 porter for 2 client with maximum weight of 20 kg)
    • All government taxes and service charges
    • All entrance fees
    • Best Nepal Guide T-Shirt
    • Medical first aid box
    • Trekking Map

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal communication, laundry, shopping
    • Nepalese SIM card
    • Hard drinks
    • International airfares and taxes
    • Tips

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.