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Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Facts:

Duration: 15 Days

Trip Duration: 15 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 5,545 m

Grade: Moderate

Trek Type: Tea House

Best Season: March to May; Sept to Nov

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)

Group Size: 12 pax Maximum

With Best Price

$ 1200 USD



Overview

Background
Everest Base Camp, the gateway to world’s highest peak, is the nearest a trekker can get to Mt. Everest (8848m) without mountaineering gears. Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the thrilling treks, which also features a scenic flight to the most dangerous airport in the world in Lukla. Also, numerous top Hollywood movies like Everest, The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest, Beyond the Edge, and others were shot in this region. Everest Base Camp Trek guarantees unforgettable memories to its trekkers.

The 15-day trek to Everest Base Camp is a moderate trek and can be done even by someone who is a beginner in trekking. Everest Base Camp Trek offers the alluring view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Pumori, (7165m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m), and the other Himalayas while standing on the foot of the mighty Everest. Along with the breath-taking vista of the Himalayas, the trekkers also get to relish the beauty of Khumbu Glacier. Kala Patthar (5550m), which is the best viewpoint to relish the beauty of Everest (8848m), is another gist of Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek also features a visit to the hotel operated at the highest altitude in the world, Hotel Everest View (3962m). The trek offers the trekkers a chance to explore Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to diverse floras and faunas. The trekkers trek along the beautiful Dudh Koshi River and get to learn Sherpa culture by trekking through villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Pheriche, Phortse, and others. Everest Base Camp trek also features numerous Buddhist monasteries, Chortens, and Mani walls along the way.

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1337m)

Day 02: Rest/preparation

Day 03: Fly Lukla (2800m); trek Phakding (2610m)

Day 04: Trek Namche Bazaar (3420m)

Day 05: Rest/acclimatization

Day 06: Trek Tengboche (3870m)

Day 07: Trek Dingboche (4360m)

Day 08: Rest/acclimatization

Day 09: Trek Lobuche (4930m)

Day 10: Trek Gorak Shep (5160m); visit Everest Base Camp (5364m)

Day 11: Trek Pheriche (4240m) via Kala Patthar (5545m)

Day 12: Trek Namche Bazaar

Day 13: Trek Lukla

Day 14: Fly Kathmandu

Day 15: Depart Kathmandu

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipments
  • Nepal Visa
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Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu (1337m)
Pick up at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:  Rest/preparation
We spend the day preparing for our exciting trek. Our representatives will take care of all the permits required for this trek. During the free time, you can stroll around Thamel and Basantapur. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03:  Fly Lukla (2800m); trek Phakding (2610m)
Relishing the stunning panoramic view of the Himalayas throughout the flight, we land at the most dangerous airports in the world, Tenzing Hilary Airport, Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, we start our trek. We trek along small Himalayan villages and pass several Buddhist monasteries to reach Cheplung village. Cheplung village hosts the mesmerizing view of sacred Mt. Khumbila (5761m). From Cheplung, we trek for a couple of hours to reach Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek Namche Bazaar (3420m)
We start our morning by trekking along free-flowing Dudh Koshi River. We then enter Sagarmatha National Park after registering our permits at the check post. Trekking through lush Himalayan forests of pine, rhododendron, and juniper, we cross a couple of suspension bridges to reach the small village of Chumoa. We then trek for few hours to finally reach Namche Bazaar, which is situated at the heart of Khumbu region with the alluring view of Everest (8848m), Thamserku (6623m), Lhotse (8414m), and the other Himalayas. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Rest/acclimatization
Today, we take a day off from trekking and acclimatize ourselves to high altitude. We will take a tour of this Sherpa town and learn about their culture. We then visit the hotel operated at the highest altitude, Hotel Everest View (3962m), which hosts mouthwatering panorama of Everest along with the other Himalayas. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek Tengboche (3870m)
Passing small village of Kyangjuma, we trek along beautiful Dudh Koshi River on our way to Tengboche. We cross a wooden bridge over Dudh Koshi River at Phunke Tenga which leads us on the trail to Tengboche alongside Imja River. After 6 hours of trek, we reach Tengboche where we explore the ancient Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery, also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, hosts a magnificent view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Thamserku (6623m), and other snow-capped Himalayas. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 07: Trek Dingboche (4360m)
We start our day by trekking through lush Himalayan forests of pine and rhododendron and eventually cross a suspension bridge over Imja River before we enter Pangboche village. We take a short tour of Pangboche Monastery before trekking along rocky trails to reach the small village of Somare. Leaving Somare, we then trek for a couple of hours, alongside Imja Khola, to reach Dingboche. Dingboche hosts a splendid vista of Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8414m), Island Peak (6189m), Lobuche (6119m), Taboche (6367m), and the other Himalayas. Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 08: Rest/acclimatization
Today, we take a break from the long trek to acclimatize ourselves to the high altitude. We can use this day to either rest or hike up to Nangkartshang Monastery, situated on the base of Nangkar Tshang Peak (5616m).  Nangkartshang Monastery hosts an outstanding panorama of Ama Dablam (6856m), Everest (8848m), and Lhotse (8414m). Overnight in Dingboche.

Day 09: Trek Lobuche (4930m)
Leaving Dingboche, we climb rough rocky ridges and trek alongside Khumbu Khola. On our way, we come across few small monasteries and Chortens before we reach the small Sherpa village of Thukla. Thukla hosts a jaw-dropping vista of Pumori (7165m), Nuptse (7861m), Taboche (6367m), Lobuche (6119m), Cholatse (6335m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and the other Himalayas. We then climb steep moraines of Khumbu Glacier to finally reach Lobuche. Overnight in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek Gorak Shep (5160m); visit Everest Base Camp (5364m)
We trek alongside Khumbu Glacier through rough ridges on our way to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, we take the steep and slippery moraine route to reach Everest Base Camp, which is the nearest a trekker can get to the summit without mountaineering gears. We take a short tour of the snow-filled base camp. We relish the spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Khumbutse (6665m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7165m), Lingtren (6749m), and the other Himalayas. After enjoying the view of the Himalayas, we trek downhill to Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorak-Shep.

Day 11: Trek Pheriche (4240m) via Kala Patthar (5545m)
We make an early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5555m) viewpoint, from where, we relish the amazing view of the sun rays reflecting on Everest (8848m), Pumori (7165m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), and many other gigantic peaks. The view from Kala Patthar is simply breathtaking. After relishing the superb vista of the Himalayas, we trek downhill to Pheriche. Overnight in Pheriche.

Day 12: Trek Namche Bazaar
Trekking downhill, we cross a couple of wooden bridges and enter small village of Pangboche in the Imja River Valley. We then trek along Imja River and reach Phortse Thanga, where we take a short tour of Phortse Gompa. After exploring the monastery, we trek further downhill through dense pine and juniper forests and cross another wooden bridge over Dudh Koshi River to reach Sanasa. We continue our trek and pass many small villages of on our way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 13: Trek Lukla
Today is the final day of our trek. Trekking along beautiful Dudh Koshi River, we cross a suspension bridge and enter Jorsalle. We then trek past several monasteries and Mani walls for a couple of hours to reach Phakding. From Phakding, we trek for another couple of hours through small villages crossing small streams to reach Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 14: Fly Kathmandu
Today, we fly back to the capital via a late morning flight. We relish the scenic beauty of the Himalayas throughout the flight. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can either rest or go for souvenir shopping in the nearby market. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Depart Kathmandu
We bid you farewell and drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport to connect you with your flight.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Teahouse accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu airfare
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Required number of porter/s
  • Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant

Cost Excludes

  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc. 
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for guide & local staffs
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Medicines

  • Personal medications

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

An Amazing Experience

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I had an amazing experience and will be highly recommending Expedition Himalaya to everyone I know. The trip was well organized and the late night airport pickups were appreciated. Thank you for the excellent Service!

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