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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking - the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Kala Pattar is most popular in the world. It is offer a best and challenging trekking and hiking experience. It takes to you at the Base Camp (5364m) of world’s highest Peak Mount Everest and non technical peak Kala Pattar/Kala Patthar (5545m), a best viewpoint to see the Mount Everest and other beautiful snow-capped mountains located in Everest Himalayan range. The Everest Base Camp trek become one of the most popular holiday plan to see the smiling Himalayas, visiting the Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa towns. Mount Everest has two Base Camps, south face base camp is in Nepal and another north face base camp is in Tibet (China) but South face Everest Base Camp is perfect choice for the trekking holiday. Everest Base Camp trekking route is footsteps of famous mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. After famous mountaineers made a journey in Everest region then started this area for the tourism activities.

Everest Base Camp Trek is offer opportunity to see the wonderful Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, beautiful valleys, Sherpa villages, Sherpa culture, origin Sherpa people, numerous Buddhist monasteries, dense forests, rare species of birds, animals and most beautiful mountains on the earth including world's highest peak Mt Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8463m), Ama Dablam (6812m) and many other snow-capped mountains.

Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary is possible to make a short and long as per client’s wish. Our below given trek starts from Lukla and end at Lukla airport. During the trekking seasons there are numerous daily flights into and out of Lukla, weather permitting. Lukla airport is just to the south of Sagarmatha (Everest) National park. The Park was created in 1976 and was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1979 by UNESCO. The Everest Base Camp Trek is possible to run any time of year without any difficulty but best time of year from March to May and September to Mid December.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m)
Day 08: Acclimatization and exploration day in Dingboche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 10: Trek  to Gorak Shep (5140m) then visit Everest base camp (5364m)
Day 11: Hike to Kala Pattar (5545m) then trek to Pheriche (4260m)
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 15: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 17: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Everest
Trek Start Point:  Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium-Hard
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5545m
Duration: 17 Days

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After your arrival in Kathmandu airport our representative will transfer to you Hotel by private vehicle. After Check-in hotel refreshing few minutes and we will give short briefing about the trip and request to pay the due balance of the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan

After breakfast, the tour guide will come to your hotel to take you for full day sightseeing tours in historical monuments places swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m)  4 hrs
If you have first flight to Lukla we suggest to order a pack breakfast because you need to go airport one and half hour before departure flight to Lukla. It takes 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla. During the flight journey you are enjoying the magnificent views of the Himalayas. After you arrive at the Lukla airport you will meet with a porter/Sherpa who will carry your luggage/bags if you’ve booked a porter. After short break in Lukla you will start your trekking. The walk to Phakding is a fairly easy 3 hour walk through the Dudhkosi valley. You will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the ThadoKoshi River on a local-style suspension bridge. Just past the bridge, you can see the peak Kusum and Kanggru (6367m), which are some of the most difficult trekking peaks to climb. Beyond the ThadoKoshi, the trail climbs towards the Ghat (2590m) and crosses a ridge marked with painted Mani stones. You will continue ascend to reach at the beautiful village of Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs
After breakfast start your second day of the trek through the Valley of Dudhkosi River. You cross the Dudhkosi River five times on the exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags on the way to Namche Bazaar. After you cross the last bridge, you will continue your ascent, gradually leading you to Jorsale. It is a two and a half hour climb up to Namche with two view points on the way. You will enjoy a panoramic view of Mt Everest on a clear day on the trail. At Jorsale you enter the Sagarmatha National park where you will need to show your permits. After 5 to 6 hours walking, you will arrive in the main trading center of the region, the Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Today we have a rest day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatization and explore around. Acclimatization is very important before proceeding higher to avoid altitude sickness. This day most of trekkers taken day hike to Thame monastery (a long day walk) or visit villages of Khunde and Khumjung then back to Namche Bazaar through the Everest view Hotel where you will enjoy the splendid mountain views. You can see the so called skull of a yeti in the monastery at Khumjung and enjoy the panoramic views Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and many other mountains on a clear day. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5 hrs
Your route for today to Tengboche weaves in and out of side valleys, making small ups and downs, to the teashops of Kenjoma, and joins the trail from Khumjung just before a collection of Mani stones. The views of Everest and Ama Dablam are excellent from this part of the trek. You pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunki Tenga (3250m). From here the trail climbs steeply through pine forests and around Mani stones as it follows the side of a hill to the saddle on which the monastery of Tengboche  at 3870m. The view from here is offer one of the world’s most magnificent sceneries including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Tawachee and many more beautiful mountains. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche Trek to Dingboche (4410m) 4 hrs
Today walk through the rhododendron forest to Deboche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khola River. We’ll pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpas in the region. Enjoy a great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. Our afternoon trek will be a difficult one, as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains and we trek towards Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4410m)
Today we have a rest day in Dingboche to acclimatization which is very important before proceeding higher to avoid altitude sickness. Some trekkers trek up to Chhukhung or further climb to the Chukhung Ri (5550m), it is long day walk provides incredible views of moraines  valley and beautiful mountains. If you don’t go Chhukhung it is possible go to Nangkartshang Gompa. One enjoyable short walk (3/4 hours) is the 400m climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, on the ridge north of Dingboche where you can witness the fifth highest mountain in the word Mt. Makalu (8,463m. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4930m) 5 hrs
From today the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. You climb to the Chorten trail that is a gentle climb for about one and half hours then you reach at Thugla (4620m) with a tea house where you will have your lunch before climbing the day’s steep part. We need to pass Thugla but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. Here are the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. From today you start to get close to high mountains like Mount Nuptse, Pumori and Lobuche after a while as you proceed towards Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.

Day 10:  Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5140M) then visit Everest Base Camp (5364m) 7hrs
It is about 2 hours relatively easy trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep. After Gorakshep there are no teahouse/lodge so you take a Lunch at Gorak Shep then begin your walk to Base Camp of Mount Everest. You will be walking on a side ridge of the Khumbu glacier. After walking on the ridge for about one and half hours, you cross the Glacier and into the Everest base camp area. Today you reach your final goal by trekking to Everest base camp at an altitude of 5364m. You can get a good view of Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice fall. From there you can also see the big crevasses in the climbing way. After appreciating your own efforts and photographing the achievements, you start your way back to Gorakshep.  Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 11: Gorakshep trek to Kala Pattar (5545m) and back to Pheriche (4260m). 7hrs
Early morning we climb the Kala Pattar, a technical peak at 5545m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent views of Mount Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others beautiful mountains. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep at 5,160m then continue trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche.

Day 12:  Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 7hrs
You continue follow the main trail down the beautifully scenic valley; we pass through Pangboche and re-cross the river before climbing to the monastery at Thyangboche. A steep descent of around 500m leads through bird filled rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Kosi River .From here we will continue to Namche Bazaar. It is pretty much a long walk but the excursion is fantastic. Overnight at Namche Bazaar

Day 13: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840m) 8hrs
The last day of our trekking, we walk down through the steep trail and make an exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and walk pleasantly towards the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing various suspension bridges, we walk gradually to Lukla. It is last night in Himalaya celebrate the successful trip with the crew. Overnight at Lukla

Day 14: Lukla Fly to Kathmandu (1350m) 35 minutes
You will fly to Kathmandu early in the morning. Even the flight allows a really nice view of most of the Himalayan range. Do not forget to choose the seat on the right hand sight of the aircraft. Finally you will reach Kathmandu airport from where you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Day 15: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel

Day 17: Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide
  • Sightseeing transportation by Non A/C comfortable vehicle
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for historical cities sightseeing
  • Kathmandu hotel to airport and airport to hotel transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size
  • Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu air tickets and airport taxes for guest and staff (Guide)
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • Desert (Slice fruit /Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader for the team
  • One porter from Lukla who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two person get one porter)
  • Everest / Sagarmatha National park entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government tax and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International air tickets and  airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Hot Water, Hot shower and Battery charge fees
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? PLease click here to request the price.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed  especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 


 

 

 

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