Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trekking Destination: Everest Base Camp& Kala Patthar

Season/Availability: Spring (March-May), Autumn (September-November)

Style: Tea house Trekking

Grade: Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 5545m Kalapatthar, 5364m Everest Base camp

Group Size: Min 2

Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel accommodation in cities and simple lodge during trekking

Transport: Car/Van/Domestic Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu)

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

Total Days: 15 days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu)

Trekking Days: 11 days (Lukla-Lukla)

Start Point: Lukla

End Point: Lukla

 

Trip Highlights:

  • View of major Mountain peaks:World’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516), Mt. Makalu (8481m), Mt.ChoOyu (8201m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt.Pumori (7161m), Mt. AmaDablam (6812m)
  • Major villages: Delightful Ethnic Sherpa villages such as Chaurikharka, Phakding, Monjo, Namche, Khumjung, Deboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Pheruche
  • Major people: Originally Sherpa who are known for their great climbing skills but now we can see mix due to the tourism business
  • Tenzing Hillary Airport (Lukla Airport), one of the world’s most thrilling airport
  • Sherpa village, culture and their hospitality
  • Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Ancient Monasteries and Museum

Note: The Everest Base Camp trek involves walking of at least 5 to 8 hours per day and covers an altitude ranging from 1350m to 5545m. The trek will be 12-16 km a day.

Overview

Mount Everest (8848m), the Roof of the World, is the highest peak in the world. It was named after Sir George Everest who was the then surveyor General of India. The Nepali name is Sagarmatha which means the “Head of the Sky”. It was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. Trekking to the Everest BaseCamp is the adventure of lifetime and is one of the most popular & rewarding destination for tourists from all around the world. Conquering the high passes and witnessing the world’s tallest peak is every one’s dream. This trekking will take you to the lap of gigantic mountains where you will find yourself between the awe-inspiring mountains.

While trekking is possible all year round, the best times to visit are from March to May and from September to mid December. During this time, we can see breathtaking views of spectacular mountain ranges. The major peaks we can see are Mt. Lhotse (8516), Mt. Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. AmaDablam (6812m), Lobuche east and west, Mt. Thamaserku, Kongde peak, Kangtega, Taboche, Cho La Che, Island peak, Lingtrain, khumbutse, Lo La, and the supreme peak itself Mt. Everest (8848m). Besides the scenic view, it also provides the unique opportunity to see the beautiful nature with pine forest, rhododendron flowersblooming adding a spectacular splash of color to the landscapeand the wide variety of flora & fauna. Animals like Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Ghoral, Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep and various species of birds can be seen in Sagarmatha National Park. We can also experience the unique Sherpa culture and visit monasteries & museums along the way.

Travelling alone is not good in this region and you are advised to go through a trekking company with good guide (can be made available as per your language) and a porter. In addition to guiding you on the right path during the trek, they can also explain the sights and bring you close to the local culture. They can also be valuable if you fall ill. Meeting new people on the way or during tea house stays and knowing them might excite you.

The 11 day Everest Base Camp Trekking starts from Kathmandu airport to Lukla airport (popularly known as Hillary airport). The trek starts and ends at Lukla.

Outline Itinerary


Day 01 :

Kathmandu Arrival – Check in to a hotel (Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan)

Day 02 :

Sightseeing Tour of UNESCO world Heritage Sites in KTM valley (Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu on B/B plan)

Day 03:

Fly to Lukla (2840m/35 mins flight) and trek to Phakding (2640m/3-4 hrs trek)

Day 04:

Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m/5-6 hrs trek)

Day 05 :

Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar,Hike to Syangboche and back to Namche Bazar

Day 06 :

Trek to Tengboche (3840m/5-6 hrs trek)

Day 07 :

Trek to Dingboche (4410m/5-6 hrs trek)

Day 08 :

Acclimatization day at Dingboche, hike to Chhukung and back to Dingboche (4410m)

Day 09 :

Trek to Lubuche (4950m/6-7 hrs trek)

Day 10:

Trek to Gorakshep (5180m), visit Everest Base camp (5364m/7-8 hrs trek) and back to

Gorakhshep

Day 11 :

Early morning Hike to KalaPatthar (5545m) and trek to Pheriche (4280m/6-7hrs trek)

Day 12 :

Trek down to Namche Bazaar (3440m/7-8 hrs trek)

Day 13 :

Trek down to Lukla (2840m/6-7 hrs trek)

Day 14 :

Fly to Kathmandu Leisure day or shopping (Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu on B/B plan)

Day 15 :

Departure from Kathmandu

Costing Detail

Cost Info:

The following costs are included in the package.

  1. Airport pick-up and drop-off by private car or van depending on group size
  2. 3 nights’ accommodation in Katmandu on B/B
  3. Kathmandu valley sight seeing
  4. All ground transportation by bus/van/car
  5. Round trip flight ticket from Katmandu to Lukla & Lukla to Katmandu worth $320 & $80 for guide (the flight fare may vary)
  6. 3 times meal during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  7. All accommodation during trek
  8. 8. All necessary paper work and permit fee (Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) permit)
  9. Domestic airport Tax
  10. All government taxes
  11. One English speaking Guide (Trained and License holder) – All Nepali staff's Salary, insurance, Air ticket
  12. A strong helpful porter (1 porter for 2 members to carry baggage)
  13. Outlandish Nepal T-Shirt, trekking map and trek achievement certificate.
  14. Medical supplies (first aid kit) and
  15. Office service charges

The following costs are excluded in the package.

  1. Meals in Kathmandu
  2. Your personal travel/trekking Insurance
  3. International airfare and airport tax
  4. Nepal entry visa fee
  5. Rescue operation charges in case of emergency
  6. All the bar bills such as alcoholic drinks or beverages like Coke, Fanta, mineral water, juice
  7. Laundry service – Hot water, Hot shower during trek and other personal expenses like shopping
  8. Personal equipments for Trekking
  9. Expenses of extra adventure, donations to Monasteries
  10. Entrance Fees in Monasteries and at other entry points
  11. Tips for Guide and porters
  12. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  13. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Please note that Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight often gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Suchconditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both. We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to add some extra days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. We can recommend you other alternative trekking routes if delay goes long.

Others

Travel Insurance:

We would like to advise you to arrange your travel insurance before leaving your Place. It is very important to make sure that your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation costs. In some places it is not necessary but it would be better if you have the travel insurance with you all the time. It will make your trip safe and hassle free.

Trekking Equipments: (you need to carry)

  1. Down Jacket – 1
  2. Waterproof/Windproof Jacket – 1
  3. Trekking shoes/boots -1
  4. Trekking Sticks – 2
  5. Hiking pants/shorts (windproof) – 3/2
  6. Hiking shirts (full/half sleeve) – 3/2
  7. Thick Gloves/Socks – 1/3 pairs
  8. Warm inner ware (thermal coat) – 1 set (in winter)
  9. Sleeping bag – 1 (in winter/optional)
  10. Sun hat/cap -1
  11. Sunglass -1
  12. Sunblock -1
  13. Head torch/flash light -1
  14. Personal towel -1

Notes:

  • The trip cost may vary depending on the group size, duration of trek, the category of hotel in cities and service requirements.
  • The itinerary is modifiable as per needs, time frame & budget of trekkers.
  • Cost will be re-calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  • Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call.

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