Nepal - Everest Base Camp Trek (12 days) Book Now

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High in the Himalayan Mountains lies the small Kingdom of Nepal. The lofty mountains, deep valleys, lush jungles, exotic wildlife, diverse peoples and their unique culture & traditions have increased its value to a great height.

Mt. Everest the highest peak in the world also known as Sagarmatha, which means higher than the sky. The trek to Everest Base Camp is the majestic walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers surprising and hidden mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of The Sherpas (World Famous Mountain climbers).

The trek starts with a flight form Kathmandu to the small airport in Lukla. From Lukla you will trek to Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Dingboche, Chhukung, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Kalapatthar and Pheriche before taking you back to Lukla via Namche Bazaar. During the trek you will visit the Everest Base Camp for one day and you will have a rest day in Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital. The trek offers you a beautiful, challenging hike with magnificent views of the Himalaya's. Some of the peaks that can be seen during the trek are: Mt. Everest (8848 m), Thamserku (6618 m), Ama Dablam peak (6856 m) and Mt. Kalapatthar (5555 m). Furthermore, the trek takes you along the Khumbu glacier and many settlements where you can explore the local culture and traditions. 

Included in the Cost

 

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek in the best available hotel, lodge or camp.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and return via the same route.
  • National park entrance fee, Trekking permit and TIMS Card
  • One Professional Trekking guide and one porter and their wages and salaries.

Note: One porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients. So clients are suggested to bring 9 kilos of luggage.

  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • First aid kit 
  • All government and local taxes

 

    Not Included in the Cost

    Drinks/ Beverage bills
    what is not mentions above program.
    Tipping (Tips)
    Travel Insurance
    International Flights
    Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
    donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
    Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
    Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.

    Recommended gear list:

    Good wind/rain Jacket
    Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
    Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
    Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
    Sun hat or scarf
    Sunglasses with UV protection
    Hiking shorts
    Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

    FAQ

    • Day 1

      Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2610 m), Hiking duration: 4 to 5 hours

    • You start the trek with a flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, Solukhumbu. The flight takes you over the Himalayas giving you a breathtaking panoramic view of the higher mountains, including the famous Mt. Everest, which stands there with the snow-covered peak in all its glory. On arrival at the airport, the Sherpa crew will unload our trekking equipment and our guide will brief you and introduce our porters before our trek begins towards Manjo. Finally, we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

    • Day 2

      Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3840 m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours

    • In the early morning, we will start our trek. You will be able to get your first glimpse of Everest as you are crossing the mighty Dudh Koshi. The trail becomes more vertical and the altitude will add on as we head towards Namche, leaving one with shortness of breath. You will be making a pit stop at Namche Bazaar to stay overnight. There are the facilities of shops, restaurants, hotels, a bank and internet services which enables you to get in touch with your loved ones, friends and relatives. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

    • Day 3

      Rest day at Namche Bazaar

    • Namche Bazaar is also known as the Sherpa Capital. You can use your time to acclimatize, relax and explore the surrounding places. Most of the trekkers prefer to get up before sunrise to view the magnificent views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, AmaDablam and other glorious peaks from the Sagarmatha National Park. One can get a chance to observe the shadow of the mountains being projected onto the clouds above and truly appreciate their magnitude. As an energy supplier, one should try salt-butter tea and Champa – a kind of barley often consumed by the sherpas in the region. You can also visit the Sherpa museum and photo gallery of the mountains and/or you can hike to Khumjung village (3790 m). In Khumjung, visit the Khumjung monastery to observe the Yeti scalp inside the monastery. In this beautiful village, there also is the Khumjung Hospital and school, which was funded by Sir Edmund Hillary. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

    • Day 4

      Namche Bazar to Pangboche (3930m), Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

    • After having Breakfast, we will start trekking towards Pangboche. Walking will start with the old but still used, Everest Expedition Trail. The trail is a winding smooth path which offers a fantastic view of the Mount Everest (8,848 m), Thamserku (6,618 m) and AmaDablam peak (6,856 m) located exactly at the east side of Mt. Everest. The trail leads you upwards through a thick forest of rhododendron. There is a high probability of you, coinciding with the Himalayan flora & fauna. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. From Tengboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche village. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

    • Day 5

      Pangboche to Dingboche (4350m), Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours

    • In the early morning, we start our trek taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche. the village offers exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Meanwhile, during the trek, we will be taking our time so we can avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

    • Day 6

      Dingboche to Chhukung (4,710 m) & Trek Back to Dingboche, Hiking duration: 4 to 5 hours

    • We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinner air pressure. We will have a trip to Chhukung valley, via the Imja Khola valley, to get a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, before returning to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

    • Day 7

      Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m), Hiking duration: 4 to 5 hours

    • Due to the climate at this altitude, the trail that leads to Lobuche is sparse. The trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. From this high vantage point, you will be able to get an unbelievable panoramic view of the Mt. Everest. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

    • Day 8

      Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m) & Back to Gorak Shep (5,180 m), Hiking duration: 8 hours

    • In the early morning, you will continue your trek all the way to Everest Base Camp at 5365 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment along the Khumbu glacier. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. After spending some time at Everest Base Camp, we return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

    • Day 9

      Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar & Trek Down to Pheriche (4371 m), Hiking duration: 7 to 8 hours

    • This will be another big and rewarding day of the trek. In the early morning, you will start climbing Mt. Kalapatthar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama view of Mt. Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848 meters and other mountains such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and then trek down to Pheriche village. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

    • Day 10

      Pheriche to Namchebazaar (3840 m), Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

    • From Pheriche, we will be leaving the mountains behind us as our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery, located at an elevation of 3,860 m before returning back to the town of Namche Bazaar. We will arrive back in Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

    • Day 11

      Namche Bazaar to Lukla, Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

    • After Breakfast, you will continue the trek through the Chumoa village, a beautiful village to have your lunch. After lunch, you will walk along the riverside to Phakding and then head towards Lukla. After a few hours of walking, you will reach Lukla. In Lukla you can relax and dip yourself into the local culture and lifestyle. On reaching Lukla, we will reflect on the time spent as a group and the personal achievements of all those who took part in the trek. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

    • Day 12

      Lukla to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner, Flight duration: 25 minutes

    • Enjoy a final glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for the last time before you set of to the airport. The flight to Kathmandu leaves before 10:00 am but take into account that it differs according to weather conditions. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. At the end of the day, we will host a farewell dinner program for you, at a Nepali restaurant, where you could see some cultural performance. Your trekking guide will accompany you. Overnight accommodation will be in a Hotel in Kathmandu. Note: If you are looking to extend the trip, you have options such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, and so on. Please consult with your guide or our office staff at Kathmandu.

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