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Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp TrekThis is one of the most popular trails in the whole Everest region and is being celebrated from the past half century since the successful ascent on the peak by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. Situated at an altitude of 5340m the trek is not only known for its proximity with the world’s highest mountain but also for the Sherpa villages and Monasteries along with their culture and tradition. In the end of the trek the trekker will take the memories from Dudhkoshi valley to Namche and from Tengboche monastery to Khumbu glacier which he or she will cherish and enjoy their whole life.

Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla through the upper temperate forests of Rhododendron, firs and bamboos along with several Sherpa settlements up to Namche Bazaar at an altitude of 3440m which is also known as the Gate Way To Everest. Throughout the whole trail we will be accompanied by the diaphanous alpine forests and meadows or paddock on the traversing path along the out of this world topography watching the mind-blowing vista of Everest(8,848m), Lhotse(8511m), Cho Oyu(8201m), Nuptse (7879m), Ama Dablam(6856m), Tawachee (6367m) along with the hodgepodge of many others. Throughout the trail we will encounter with chortens, Mani walls and thousands of years old Buddhist Monasteries.

At the same time Everest Base Camp Trek is ideal for those who want to experience reveling Himalayan diversity and wildlife. Along with that other major attraction of the trek is a hike to Kalapathar (5554m) from where one can observe the stupendous vista of sun rising over the majestic Himalayas and a day hike to the gigantic Khumbu glacier area which is a wide, flat and gentle heaving glacial valley basin placed in the lap of astonishing Mt Lhotse.

This classic Himalayan trek to the Everest Base Camp gives goose bumps to all those adventure seekers with the incredible mountain vista with the diversity at its extreme. Everest itself offers one of the world’s most overwhelming sights and an Everest Base Camp Trek is perfect for all those nature lovers.

Fact File

Name of the Trail: Everest Base Camp Trek

Best Season: September to December & March to May

Trekking Type: Lodge Trek [ Tea House]

Grade: Easy - Moderate

Duration: 16 Days

Maximum elevation: 5,545 Meters

Accommodation: Simple lodge to 5 star accommodation in cities (your choice) but in trekking only simple lodge available

Transport: Car / Plane

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu, Pick up from airport on private car or tourist coach and transfer to Hotel, after some hours of rest and official formlities you have some time to visit local market and streets of Thamel(Popular Tourist hub of Kathmandu) three star level accommodation with B/B plan.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Phakding - About 45 min Kathmandu Lukla flight, we land on Lukla airport which is situated at altitude of 2840m. Breakfast in Lukla and 4hrs trek to Phakding at 2610m. The trail is gentle descends first up to Thado Koshi then gradual climb up to the first camp site via Dudh koshi river bank.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche bazaar commercial town of Khumbu region inherited by Sherpa (Himalayan People), Namche bazaar (3430m) is referred as Gate way to Mt. Everest. The day includes 4 - 5 hours of walking. After first hour of hiking to cross the Dhud Koshi River, you can see Mt. Thamserku (6608m). Along this trail are rhododendron forests, magnolias and giant firs. Sagarmatha National Park begins from Monjo village at situated at 2840m. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979.

Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche bazaar before proceeding further. Acclimatization is a important while on high altitude. Morning hike to Everest view point about two and half hrs from there you will have first glimpse of Mt. Everest and stunning views of other mountains - Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, Thamserku and many other snow capped peaks. In Namche you will get a chance to experience Sherpa's cultures and traditions overnight at Namchhe.

Day 05: Namche to Tengboche - After having breakfast at Namche Bazar 4 -5 hours trek starts via gentle ridge walk of the town and descent to the Dhudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka, after crossing the bridge from there the trail assents up to the Tengboche(3867m). Tengboche is the largest and most famous monastery in the Everest region. Great view of Everest(8848m), Ama Dablam(6865m), Khantega(6187m), Lhotse(8501m) and many of other peaks.

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche -Trek to Dingboche at 4410m which will take 5 hours. Descending from the Tengboche Monastery the trail follows through the Rhododendron forest with sloppy steps to Deboche. Further ahead crossing Imja Khola Bridge and trail goes gradual climb up to next Sherpa village Pangboche at 3930m. This village has Oldest Monastery of the Khumbu region, you may get some time to explore this monastery after that lunch at Somare and you will be at Dingboche Village before dark for the overnight at Dingboche.

Day 07: Dingbochhe to Lobuje -After taking breakfast trek to Lobuje situated at altitude of 4910m through huge barrier accompanied by magnificent view of great Himalayas. After that trail ascends until you reach Thugla pass. And the trail drops to moraine of Khumbu glacier and continue towards Lobuje. The day journey ends after 5 hours of trekking.

Day 08: Lobuje to t Gorakhshep - Trek towards Gorakhshep (5160m) which takes 3 to 4 hours, after having lunch you can hike to EBC, about 3 hours of gentle walking through Khumbu glacier valley and back to Gorakhshep.

Day 09: Gorakhshep to Pheruche - Morning hike to Kalapatthar 5545m see sunrise view over high mountain Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama dabalam, Pumari and many other snow capped peaks. Back to Gorashshep after Breakfast trek back same route to till Thugla trek down valley to Pheruche (4310m) Overnight at Pheruche.

Day 10: Pheruche to Tengboche - Trek back to Tengboche (3867m) via Pangboche Village it takes 4 hours. You will enjoy every moments of trip specially while returning the trip is less stressful and you get time to feel the landscapes.

Day 11: Ascend from Tengboche to Namche bazaar (3430m) which takes 4 hours of walking. For other information see itinerary Day 06. You will get time to rest, buy souvenirs, explore around town of Namche bazaar.

Day 12: Namche to Phakding -Trek back to Phakding it is an easy, downhill trail that crosses the Dudh Koshi River many times. Forests of Rhododendron, firs, pines, etc are along the trails. The trail is easy and interesting because of the streams, forests and high suspension bridges. It takes 5 hours.

Day 13: Phakding to Lukla - After having breakfast trek back to last point of this trek, Lukla from where this trek started by walking for 3 - 4 hours. Have a lunch and rest at tea house lodge or free personal time. You can also explore around Lukla and see the culture traditions of Sherpa for last time.

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu - Morning flight to Kathmandu. Pick up from Domestic airport by private or tourist vehicle and transfer to Hotel. Day is free for your personal activities or explore around Thamel.

Day 15: Guided tour around Kathmandu Valley including places listed on world heritage site. Places include Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu durbar square, swayambhu, Boudha stupa etc. This day sightseeing tour will take you to visit all the major historical, cultural monuments and sites of Kathmandu valley. After finished sightseeing back to Hotel with B/B Plan.

Day 16: Trip ends transfer to international airport or you are free for your other programs

Cost per person US$ 1205 per person. (Cost base on minimum two pax)

Please Note:

If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip is possbile to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up / drop & transfer by private car / van/ Haice. (Depend on group size).
  • Three night's accommodation in Kathmandu twin sharing bed and breakfast basis (Three star categories accommodation)
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide and private car / Haice
  • Full board meals breakfast, lunch and dinner with cup of tea / coffee during the trek (You may choose in Menu)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Phakding, Namche and Lukla, we will provide you accommodation attechbathroom with hot shower.
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance.
  • Round trip flight for Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu
  • Domestic departure tax for round trip
  • First aid medical kit
  • Route map
  • Thin Air Adventure's trekking equipment such as down sleeping bag for during trek (if necessary)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS card Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • Safe drinking water during trek
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Government taxes & office service charge.
  • Rescue service arrangement in emergency case (but clients need to pay from their rescue covered Travel insurance)

 

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you can obtain a visa easily up on your arrival in Nepal's airport Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International Airfare and airport taxs.
  • Sightseeing entry fee.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks (cold drinks coke/ fanta/ can juice and mineral water, boiled water and Hot shower during trek)
  • Dessert chocolates personal shopping, laundry, phone call internet camera battery charging.
  • Personal trekking equipment Travel /Medical insurance and helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude (The Tipping is appreciated, but not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price including section