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Everest Base Camp Trekking


Trip Facts

Duration:
14 days,
Trip Destination:
Everest base camp
Program Type:
Tea house trek,
Max. Altitude:
5364 mtr,
Minimum Pax:
1,
Activities:
Walking and sightseeing,
Start Trip:
Kathmandu,
End Trip:
Kathmandu,
Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodges,
Meals:
Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner,
Best Season:
Sep. to Dec. and Feb to June,
Transportation:
Car/Van/Flight,
Per Day Walking:
4-7 hrs,
Trip Grade:
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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Overview

Everest base camp and Kalapather is a popular adventure trip goes beyond Nature, Culture, Majestic landscape, Rivers and panorama of Everest region.

About this trek:

Everest Base Camp trekking is probably the most famous trekking route in the world. It gives a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. Nepal is a fascinating country and the Everest base camp trekking gives an insight into the lives and culture of the Sherpa people. Our ascent is steady and well placed to best suit the acclimatization needed. Sunrise on the snow capped peaks above the Khumbu Glacier is an unforgettable sight from the summit of Kala Patthar. This trek is one for the lovers of high places and those wanting to push themselves to the limit. Everest base camp trekking is a tough challenge and not to be taken

From Gorakshep (5,180m) where you spend a day acclimatising you have a fantastic panorama of mountains including Nuptse and Pumori and the Khumbu glacier, From here you ascend to Kalapather(5,555m) an amazing viewpoint, where the mighty Mount Everest lays before you and a view of the base camp that you are travelling to.en lightly with generally well-graded paths but some tougher sections along the Khumbu glacier.

Everest base camp trekking is recommended one of the places to visit before you die. The Everest trekking region is well-known because of the friendly Sherpa people, colorful festivals and the Buddhist monasteries. The region is known as Khumbu and is found in the Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site. Sagarmatha is the Nepalese name for Mount Everest, the top of the world. Sherpas, the famous climbers are the dwellers of Everest Khumbu region. Many expedition teams can be observed on this trail during April and May heading higher with an aim to be on the top of the world.

Trip Highlights : 

  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing,
  • Small and interesting Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla, 
  • Waterfalls, Many Suspension bridges over Dhudh Koshi river, 
  • Beautiful Namche Bazar(Tarde centre of the upper part of Everest region),
  • Syngbuche airport(3780 meters), Everest view hotel, 
  • Everest base camp(5360mtr), Kalapather(5550mtr) one of the best viewpoint in Nepal,
  • So many snow cap mountains including mt. everest, lots, Makalu, Cho-Oyu these are over 8000 m high,
  • Explore Khumbu Glacier,
Outline Itinerary:

DAY 01: Arrival Kathmandu(1350m).
DAY 02: Kathmandu Excursion day,
DAY 03: Fly to Lukla (2860mtr) & trek to Phakding (2660m).
DAY 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3450m).
DAY 05: Acclimatizing day
DAY 06: Trek to Tengboche(3890m).
DAY 07: Trek to Dingbuche(4360m)
DAY 08: The Acclimatized day at Dingboche
DAY 09: Trek to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) EBC(5364m) & Back To Gorakshep.
DAY 11: Gorakshep to Kalapather than decent to Pheriche (4210m)
DAY 12: Pheriche- Namche Bazaar(3450m).
DAY 13: Trekking to Lukla(2860)
DAY 14: Lukla to Kathmandu flight
DAY 15: Final Departure Day

Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu(1350m).

When you exit from Kathmandu Airport building gate, there will be waiting for our agencies airport representative to pick up you in a private vehicle. When you are there you should check your name on a paper then you get the right person of the agency than drive to your hotel which is 25 minute. After reaching the hotel you can have few hours rest than meet you again at your hotel to short it out the trip preparation and payments if due to pay.

DAY 2: Kathmandu city sightseeing.

After your breakfast, we will provide you tour guide and car/jeep for 4 main places sightseeing in Kathmandu, where you will experience the culture, religion, traditions, and localities of Nepali people. Basically, the art, pagoda style temples, Stupas and local bazaar are the major attractions of your tour, however, your guide will explain to you each different story after all of that car will drop you to your hotel.

DAY 3: Fly to Lukla (2860mtr) And trek to Phakding Sherpa village(2660m).

It is your adventure flying day to Lukla airport early in the morning, you may not get your breakfast that early in your hotel but some hotel might give you packing lunch that you can have when you will be in the airport. 28-minute flight over super high green mountains and valley you will reach at Lukla located at 2860 meter, where you can get a cup of tea in the restaurant and manage your bags or 3 more hours walking to Taking. Your first day walking trip goes through Sherpa traditional house, majestic open valley and Dudh Kosi river, farming area and picturesque hills along the way. That night you sleep at Phakding lodge.

DAY 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3450m).

Day 2nd is the longest day than day 1 from Lukla which is about 6 hours walking and 850 meters ancient via pine forest and many high suspension bridges.  First, 3 hours the walking route is gradually up hills beyond the Dudh Koshi river through Monjo, Jorsalle, Toktok, Banker than after the trail going to be quite difficult as it is stone made steps steeply going up to Namache bazaar through big Pine forest. But I another hand it is your first day to see Mt Everest and many other mountains over 6000 meter high. After completing 6 to 7 hours long day, you will arrive at Namche Bazaar which is beautiful mountain bazaar where you will sleep that night.

DAY 5:  Acclimatizing day

Namche Bazaar is quite high already from sea level this is why we suggest you to spent one extra night to acclimatize and also you can make an hour sight walking tour which helps you there not to get mountain sickness. Sagarmatha national park museum and the viewpoint to see many mountains and green south valley including Mt Everest will be your merits from sight walk at rest day. Spent the night in the same guest house.

DAY 6:  Trek to Tengboche(3890m).

After spending 2 night and one full day in Namche Bazaar, your body must be refined again for next adventure to Tengboche, the trails climb up first 20 minutes from Namche bazaar than recently the paradise view or mountain and wide and flat walking trail leads you to Kingma and Sanasa after 2 hours walking. The Himalayan wonders and spectacular views leads you down to the Funki that from Sanasa through rocky downhill and fine forest however after reach Funky Thaga we will get your lunch or at list some snacks because The rest trail to go is not so easy part as it is climbing big hill about 2 hours than you reach Tengboche, you all going to spend one night there.

DAY 7: Trek to Dingbuche(4360m)

It is another superb day of your trip that each and every step you walk up gradually you will see much interesting nature, such as changing weather, wild animals, close view of high Mountains, open area which it will help you to get panorama picture and crystal clear river from Imja lake and island peak. It is moderate to walk that most o the time you have to walk Gradual up but must easier than a day before. Passing some beautiful cultural Sherpa village Pangbuche and Somare the trails going to be wider and inbound nature to Dingbuche which is 4 to 5 hours walking day. Overnight at Dingbuche Sherpa village.

DAY 8: the Acclimatized day at Dingboche

It is your another best day not to be rush and all packing your bags and breakfast such a things you sleep longer than another day because you are resting but after you weak up you need to go up another 300 meter hike with your guide without bag just water and camera than back to hotel spent the 2nd night there.

DAY 9: Trek from Lobuche (4940m)

After early breakfast, we start to walk to get another beautiful destination for the night. The trail goes up for about 20 minutes on an open dirt hill than slowly goes easy waking on a dry lawn beyond. Most of the time the trail goes slowly up but in total, you have to ancient about 600 malls together till Lobuche. Sleep there at the tea house.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5180m) and base camp of Everest(5364m).

It is your final proper uphill walking day and also the major part of your trip. It is about 3 hours walk through some rocky path, valley. When you reach Gorak Shep you will get your room and Lunch than trek to Everest base camp which is also rocky path Hiking but without your bags. Just need to carry your most essential things such as Water bottle, Medicine, Dry food etc. after your long journey you going to stay one night at Gorakshep.

DAY 11: Gorakshep to Kalapather than decent to Pheriche (4210m)

This is the most highlighted day of the trek because of the insane viewpoint  Kalapather(5550mtr), which is just in front of Mt. Everest and it’s about 1.30 hour to 2 hrs from Gorakshep without a backpack and hide down to Pheriche in the same day, which will take about 5 hours. Overnight at Pheriche.

DAY 12: Pheriche- Namche bazaar(3450m).

After long days walking a day before and your sleep like a baby at Pheriche, you should be ready again in the morning get your breakfast then walk down to Pangbuche(4000m), which is easy walking, magnificent snow cam high mountain views than lovely river along the way. It is also quite long descending day about 800 meters but you will have a great hot shower, fresh and good food at Namche after you reach via same way you took on the way up. Spend the 2nd last day of your EBC trek at Namche. 

DAY 13: Trekking to Lukla(2860)

It is your last adventure in a grate Himalaya region. It is also the same way back but you don’t have any stress and all joyful steeps descending to Dorsally through beautiful pine forest and your last Everest view from Durbin Danda which is middle of the forest. After 2 hours downhill you going cross some high and lovely bridge than Jorsalle, Minjo one by one with your every 30-minute walk there is some small village. The last bit before you reach Lukla will be quite steep otherwise the trails lead you the local Sherpa village, farming, monastery and the massif valley to the south-east. When you reach Lukla you will spend your last farewell dinner with your porters, some time might be with the guide if your guide is going back again to the trek however this is the day when your staff will expect you tip. 

DAY 14: Lukla to Kathmandu flight

It is a 30-minute flight in the morning from Lukla and your last adventure more to go. After 30 minute flight, you reach in Kathmandu airport than we transfer you to the hotel, which is also 25-minute drive in a private Car/Jeep. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.

DAY 15: Final Departure Day

After almost 2 weeks walking in the Himalaya sadly, we have to say bye and see you soon but we will drop you to the airport by private vehicle as per the deal and our rules. 

Note: The above itineraries are just a subject to change due to groups condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. The physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itinerary after consulting to your guide or assistance guide.

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  • Airpot to hotel pick up and drop,
  • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu,
  • Everest National Park trekking permits and TIMS card,
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Accommodation, 
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Guide and experienced  strong porters(one porter between 2 Trekkers),
  • Food and salary, transportation, accommodation for guide and porters,
  • Local Transportation and Domestic flight ticket,

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Your travel insurance and entrance fees when you are in the sightseeing,
  • International flight and departure tax,
  • Any expense of personal nature,
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks,
  • Rescue operation. 
  • Tip for Guide and porter it is highly expected.

Essential Infos

Is Nepal safe for the holiday?

Yes, it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involves in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party is already in parliament and doing their best, it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe. if you feel scared still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you much information.

How Can I get Nepal visa?

To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easier when you arrive at Kathmandu airport.

Where is the best area to trek in Nepal?

There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.

Which season is the best to travel to Nepal?

Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drives. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to call the best season of the year.

What type of equipment do I need to bring for the trek?

The trekking equipment will depend on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Windproof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as below:

  • Sleeping bag, torch,
  • Down Jacket,
  • Trekking pools, a pair of t-shirt and pair Pant,
  • Pair of suck and Sun Glass,
  • General medicine,
  • Rucksack and day bag,
  • Windproof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
  • Inner drawer and thermal,

Can I trek in Nepal?

Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for the first time you can make the easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are an easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is the best area up on your pace.

Can I get an experienced guide in Nepal?

Yes, you can get an experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is a nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.

What is the price of Everest trekking?

There are so many different trekking and travel company who organize all trekking and touring activities in Nepal and they have their own strategy and price but the fact of the trek is the same so if you are in Nepal to make Everest base camp trekking and if you are alone it cost comparatively more than groups, in general for solo trekkers Kathmandu to Kathmandu 12 days Everest base camp trek cost 1299 USD and if you are two people going there cost 1199 USD. If you are budget travelers still you can save some money with this cost but this price is just enough to do all activities during your 12 days time up to the mountain. you have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except for your domestic flights.

What is the maximum weight for a porter in Nepal?

Nepal tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg , so in general you will get one porter for two trekkers it means one trekker need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra clothes or any extra things that you bought from your country you can leave in hotel locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is safe.

What is the maximum weight can I take to Lukla by plane?

Flying to Lukla we will be in a small plane whereas just 14 to 16 people in one plane it is small this is why there is short of strict rules need to be just 15 kg per person as a luggage and small day bags as a hand carry you can take with you. if you have any extra things in your bag you can leave in Kathmandu hotel before you leave than it helps a lot to repack and to follow the rules. Still, after repacking your bag have more than 15 kg you have to pay 5 USD per kg than you can fly in or out.

How much do I need to tip for guide and Porter?

Tipping things is not compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as waiter Driver, Guide porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with guide or with porter you can tip about 100 USD for guide and 80 USD for porter but if they make your special trip with lots of information take caring and you feel safe all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.

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Marius Me and my girlfriend had an excellent trip to Everest Base Camp mid-October 2012. Santosh Gauli executed his duties as a guide with professionalism and made us feel safe during the trek. Everything from accommodation to flight tickets were booked acc ...Read More

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