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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most popular dramatic and delightful high altitude trekking in Nepal Himalayas. You will not only stand face to face with Mount Everest, but you will also get a closer look at Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa villages, beautiful glaciers, Khumbu Icefall, and incredible Himalayan vista. This trekking will not only take you to the base camp of Mount Everest (the highest peak in the world), but you will also get a chance to climb the non-technical peak Kala Patthar. It is a great place to see Mount Everest up close and other beautiful snow-capped mountains standing in the Everest Himalayan region of Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trekking is a trekking route that has the potential to fulfill every person's wish, so it is a must-do for every trekking enthusiast at least once in a lifetime. If you do this trekking, the trekking takes you to the heart of the high-altitude Himalayas. Everest Base Camp (EBC) is located at 5364 meters and Kala Patthar at 5545 meters.

The standard Everest Base Camp trekking starts from Lukla and ends at Lukla. From Kathmandu, you can fly to Lukla. Lukla is the main starting point for the Everest Base Camp trek. Starting from Lukla, the trekking follows the classic route of Everest Base Camp. Trekking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp is scenic but has become quite congested and over-developed.

Why is Everest Base Camp Trekking so popular? The reason is very simple. Everybody wants to see the world's highest peak Mount Everest (8848 m), Old Buddhist monasteries, and the home of the legendary Sherpa's.

Mount Everest has two base camps, South Face Base Camp is in Nepal and the other North Face Base Camp is in Tibet (China), but South Face (Nepal side) Everest Base Camp is more popular for trekking and hiking holidays. Known as the route followed by famous climbers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the area has become an excellent destination for adventure tourism ever since famous climbers have traveled to the Everest region.

Everest Base Camp Trekking offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, culture, and adventure with a life-changing experience. Every year thousands of trekkers trek to Everest Base Camp to see the wonderful Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar, beautiful Khumbu Valley, Sherpa villages, Sherpa culture, Sherpa people, numerous Buddhist monasteries, dense forests, rare species of birds, animals and beautiful mountains. They will enjoy spectacular views of Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Makalu (8463 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m), and many other snow-capped peaks.

It is possible to make the trekking itinerary shorter and longer as per your requirements, but most of the trekkers prefer 12 days for trekking (except Kathmandu) starting from Lukla and ending at Lukla. There are numerous daily flights between Kathmandu and Lukla during the trekking season, but the weather should be good. Lukla Airport is to the south of Sagarmatha National Park. The park was created in 1976 and inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. It is one of the few places on Earth that can lay claim to biological diversity and the highest and youngest mountain system in the world.

When to go Everest Base Camp Trekking "Whenever you're ready," which means it's possible to go at any time of the year without difficulty, but the best times of year are from March to May and September to mid-December. There is good availability of teahouse/lodge facilities along the way, so most of the trekkers prefer to eat and sleep in a teahouse which is much cheaper than camping trekking.

The package cost for teahouse/lodge trekking is based on the size of the group and the level of service. Anyway, Alpine Adventure Club offers trekking tours at a competitive price and is committed to providing the best service.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2610 m)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m)
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m)
Day 08: Acclimatization and exploration day in Dingboche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m)
Day 10: Trek  to Gorak Shep (5140 m) then hike Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
Day 11: Hike to Kala Patthar (5545 m) then trek to Pheriche (4260 m)
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2840 m)
Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu (1350 m)
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: 5545 meters
Duration: 17 Days

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Once you reach Kathmandu, our representative will transfer you to your hotel. A short travel briefing will be given at the hotel/office, and you will be requested to pay the travel dues. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
After breakfast, you will set out for a sightseeing tour of UNESCO-listed monuments, including Swayambhunath known as the Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square, and drive back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610 m)
Ordering an evening packed breakfast that you can eat at the airport. The flight to Lukla takes about 35 minutes from Kathmandu. You will be greeted by spectacular views of the Himalayas in flight. In Lukla you will meet the support team. The trek begins by heading towards Phakding, which is quite an easy 3-hour walk through the Dudhkosi Valley. You will reach Phakding while enjoying the surrounding views and some attractions of the Himalayas. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
After breakfast, begin the walk through the Valley of Dudhkosi River. Crossing several steel bridges and passing the entry point of the Sagarmatha National Park, you will ascend all the way to Namche Bazaar, a commercial hub of the Khumbu region. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
An acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar is a worthy day to prevent altitude sickness and also explore the nearby cultural sites and the Sherpa communities. This day most of the 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. The panoramic views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and many other mountains can be seen on a clear day. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867 m)
After having breakfast, you begin to climb through the up and downs route, passing the Mani wall. Continuing the trek, you pass the small settlement of Sanasa from where the trail drops towards Phunki Tenga (3250 m). The steep trail begins 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 3867 m. The excellent views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde will accompany you. Overnight at Tengboche.

Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dingboche (4410 m)
Waving goodbye to Tengboche, we 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 Sherpa's in the region. Then it will be a bit challenging as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains, and we trek towards Dingboche. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche (4410 m)
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 (5550 m), it is a long day walk that provides incredible views of moraines valley and beautiful mountains. If you don’t go Chhukhung it is possible to go to Nangkartshang Gompa. One enjoyable short walk (3/4 hours) is the 400 meters climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, on the ridge north of Dingboche where you can witness the fifth-highest mountain in the world Mount Makalu (8,463 m). Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 09: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4930 m)
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 Thugla (4620 m) 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 (5140 m) then hike Everest Base Camp (5364 m)
Begin the trek to Everest base camp, you will deal with the ups and down trail and cross the Glacier range. Having lunch and checking in at the lodge, begin to hike Everest base camp at an altitude of 5364 meters. It will be a great moment to capture the magnificent delight of the view of Mt. Everest. Then head back to Gorakshep and have a rest. Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 11: Gorakshep trek to Kala Patthar (5545 m) and back to Pheriche (4260 m)
Early morning we climb the Kala Patthar, a non-technical peak at 5545 meters. The ascent is demanding, but the climber gets the most magnificent views of Mount Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 meters, 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 5,140 meters then continue trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at Pheriche.

Day 12: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Following the scenic route, we pass through Pangboche and re-cross the river before climbing to the monastery at Thyangboche. A steep descent of around 500 meters leads through bird-filled rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the Dudh Kosi River. Then the trail escorts towards the  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 (2840 m)
It's almost wrapping up the EBC Trekking, walking 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 the last night in the Himalayas celebrating the successful trip with the crew. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 14: Lukla Fly to Kathmandu (1350 m)
You will fly to Kathmandu early in the morning. The snowy peaks that you explored during the trek will be at your eye level even from the flight. 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, the tour guide will take to you a full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (the biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (The biggest Hindu temple), and Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

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

Day 17: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to Kathmandu airport, after that our service will be terminated. From where you can catch your onward destination flight.

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$ 30 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 50 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipments 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

 

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