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Everest Base Camp 14 Days

USD $840/Person
Trip Code : TTHEBC004
Accomodation : includes as per the requiremt
Duration : 14  Days
Grading : Moderate Difficult grading info
Max Altitude : 5545
Activity : Treking
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Pokhara/Kathmandu
Trip Route : Lukla/Namche/Tengboche/Dingboche/Laubuche/Gorepchhep/Namche/Lukla/Kathmndu
Best Season : March to May in spring and September to December in the automn

Overview

Trekking through the Everest region is dream of millions of people, which not only an excitement of following in the footsteps of climbers, also the tranquility and raw serenity of these mountains. This epic Everest High Passes trek covers the best of the Everest region, a spectacular lodge trek through some of the most breathtakingly beautiful landscapes in the Nepal Himalaya, with the world’s highest 8000-meter peaks soaring majestically above. This iconic trek gives you the opportunity to sightseen  around Everest  National Park as well as get a closer look at the Buddhist monasteries in the world - all this before even reaching the main event - Everest Base Camp !

The journey  to  The Everest Base camp  begins with a spectacular 45 minute mountain flight from Kathmandu  to Lukla  and start the trek which  takes about 11-12 Days  of hiking in unique off-the-beaten path region in northern Nepal with soak in breathtaking views of over 8000 meter mountains. Gushing waterfalls, high altitude lakes, colorful prayer flags and ever changing spectaculars landscapes to immerse  in the peaceful fusion of Nepalese and Tibetan culture as we pass through friendly villages and  visit secluded Buddhist monasteries tucked away in the  valley carved out by  glaciers. For the alternative trail to Everest Base Camp  can be  includes  through the Gokyo Lakes Chola pass  and then  EBC. the starting point for the trek

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Spectacular Mt. views from Kalapatar.
  • Climbing Kalapatthar at an elevation of 5,555m
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Icefall
  • Visit Tyangboche Monastery
  • Experiencing life as the "mountain people" live, in the heart of Himalaya
  • Panoramic view from Syangbuche
  • Explore the Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Check Into hotel.


  • Airport pick up and hotel transfer
  • Rest of the day is free at leisure
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu
You will be warmly welcomed at the airport by our office representative and then you will transfered to hotel.

Day 2: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing.


  • Hotel breakfast
  • Pick up by our team and head to our office for your trek briefing and preparation
  • Afternoon sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Swayambunath Monkey Temple
  • Drop of at your hotel
  • Overnight in Kathmandu
 
Our staff will give brief explanation about the program .  you will visit  cultural heritages, which includes some of the famous world heritages sites like, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square....

Day 3: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phagding (2,544m/8,344ft)


Kathmandu (1,334m) fly 136km in 30 minutes to Lukla (2,865m / 9,397ft) and then trek 8km in 3hours to Phakding (2,544m/8,344ft). Difference in elevation: +1531m

Arrived at Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla and adjourned to  some hotels for tea for a  while the guide manages porters  divide the baggage to be carried by them. Then Start trek towards Phakding.  Stop for Lunch in between somewhere and continued trekking towards Phakding.

EBC trek start with the 45 min/136km scenic flight from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla. You will have  time to stroll around while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. Then you will have  easy 3hr walk to Phakding village for the overnight stop, trekking through Cheplung (2,700m), Thado Koshi and Ghat (2,590m) villages. And the rest of the time in Phakding  you will visit  around the village for local cultural experience. Phakding is a small charming place with some comfortable lodges.

Day 4: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m/11,299ft)


Phakding (2,544m) trek 10.4km to Namche Bazaar (3,445m/11,299ft). Walking time: 6 hours. Difference in elevation: +901m

After Breakfast at Fagding. This second day to EBC  you will  continue up the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges. The busy trail follows Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti where you can observe the beautiful view of Thamserku Peak then continued to Chomoa.  will continued your trek and climb to Monjo 2,850m the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park,  From there you will  enter into the  National Park.   The trek continues to Jorsale where you will start your ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Along the way you could get the first proper glimpse of Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks. After half an hour walking You will Arrive at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region, which  is known as the gateway to Everest and has some modern facilities including some very good lodges, several monasteries, shops, bakeries, an army camp, Sagarmatha National Park quarter, museum etc.
 

Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar.


Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3,445m).

This day after breakfast you can do some hike to acclimatize your body   there is several option  for day hiking,  you can hike  1.6km up the hill behind Namche Bazaar then after  you are  at the top of the hill overlooking Everest View Point Hotel.  You can  visit  the Sagarmatha National Park Museum a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering. And you can spent your day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing your  bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,612m/11,283ft).  then after you can  walked around the shopping market and the surrounding areas.
 

Day 6: Namche Bazaar Trek to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft) 6hrs


Namche Bazaar (3,445m) trek 10km to Tengboche (3,867m/12684ft)  6hrs. Difference in elevation: +422m.

Today after breakfast you will start your trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak with view of the eastern snow-capped mountains.  Cross another high bridge at the village of Phunki Tenga, where you can also stop for lunch.

The trail leads uphill through the forested path to get to Tengboche. One of the most beautiful places in the Himalaya and the first thing that comes to your eye is the site of the largest gompa (Buddhist monastery) in the region, then the large field with campsites and tea-houses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam. Stay overnight in Tengboche.
 

Day 7: Tengboche (3,867m) trek to Dingboche (4,412m/14,471ft). 5.5 hrs.


Tengboche (3,867m) trek 10km to Dingboche (4,412m/14,471ft). Walking time: 5.5 hrs. Difference in elevation: +545m.

The trail from Tengboche leads  first half an hour  down to Deboche  then  walking through the rhododendron forest and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. Hug the valley wall, and then traverse the plains to Dingboche, the start of the Imja Tse Valley. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col 6,100m and Amphu Laptsa pass 5,780m.  overnight stay in Dingboche. 
 

Day 8: Another Acclimatization day at Dingboche.


This is  another  good rest day  before the last leg of the journey to EBC. As for acclimatization you  can day hike  up the hill overlooking the Chhukung Valley on the right and Pheriche Valley on the left, to a height of 4,650m which takes  about 2-3  hours before walking back to your  Lodge for a good day rest and night sleep.

Towards the east is the Imjatse Valley, although the trek is gradual, however you can  feel the thin air as the altitude gains slowly going towards Chhukung. There you will have breath-taking view of the snow-capped peaks and glaciers.
 

Day 9: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4,931m / 16,174 ft). 5-6 hrs.


Dingboche (4,412m / 14,471ft) trek 12km to Lobuche (4,931m / 16,174 ft). Walking time: 5-6 hrs. Difference in elevation: +519m

The steep trail ascends to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. You will pass  through the memorial area of Chukpilhara before reaching Lobuche. In Lobuche, the sunset on Mt. Nuptse is particularly spectacular. Above the huts looms the famous Lhotse Ridge. This is another beautiful day  of your trek, overnight in lodge in Loabuche.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m / 16,925ft) & trek to EBC (5,364m / 17,595ft)6 hrs.


Lobuche 8km to Gorakshep (5,160m / 16,925ft) & trek to EBC (5,364m / 17,595ft). Walking time: 6 hrs.  Difference in elevation: +433m

After breakfast in Lobuche, you will  start your  trek to Gorekshep in a windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Everest and other magnificent peaks. Arrive Gorakshep, after check in at lodge,  you can have  lunch there, put your stuffs there  and you can continue your  adventure  towards Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you will reach the base camp.

In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. You will explore Everest base camp which is full of white rocks and snow, you can touch the glacier too. Everest base camp is a kind of valley with beautiful views of world biggest khumbu glacier too.

Day 11: GorakShep Kala Pattar (5,550m/18,204ft) Pangboche. 7/8 Hours.



Gorak Shep early morning 1.2km hike to Kala Pattar (5,550m/18,204ft) Difference in elevation: +390m, then trek back to Dingboche.
This day you gonna  start early morning,  the 1.2km hike up to Kala Pattar also known as the Black Hill or Black Rock for the most wonderful sunrise views of the Everest region. Most of the trekkers they hike to the same way,  you can  see a steady stream of hikers with their headlamps turned on going up the hill. It take about 2-3 hours to reach the hill top. Nevertheless, this small hill offers  us the best view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori and Ama Dablam along with the entire mountain views of Khumbu Himalayan range. We then hike down to Gorakshep for breakfast. After breakfast  you will  check out of your room in Gorakshep   and continue decend to Pangboche.  which  take  about 8 hourse hiking
 

Day 12: Pangboche Trek to Namche Bazar 6 hours.


After seeing the magnificent view from Tengboche on the way down from Pangboche, you will descent down to kyangjuma  through Tengboche, and then on another few hours to Namche, where you will stay for a night of celebrations.

Day 13: Trek down from Namche to Lukla 6 Hours.


This days is the final descent into Lukla (2860m). On the way, you will trek through the forest of rhododendrons and pine until reaching the Sherpa village. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to say a final goodbye and thanks to the local team staff before moving on to Lukla.

Day 14: Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu


This is  the  last day in mountain  as you fly back to Kathmandu after the incredible mountain journey. Back in Kathmandu, you can spend some time reflecting on the trek and doing last-minute souvenir shop in Thamel. Relax and enjoy  meet up for some beers and dinner in the evening to celebrate a successful completion of the trek.

Day 15: Departure Flight Back to Say Goodbye and good and safe journey



⦁ Hotel breakfast and check out
⦁ Airport transfer 3 hours before departure


What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Kathmandu to Lukla (trekking starting point) transfer by flight, and way back from Lukla to Kathmandu by flight
  • All necessary trekking and area permit & fees, (Everest National Park area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • OPTIONAL: Three meals a day during the trek (If of required, we provide meal during the trekking)
  • OPTIONAL: All accommodation during trek (If of required we arrange all accommodation)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained Everest special trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An expert Everest local porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodation.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by your trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

What's not included

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Meal and accommodations in mountain. (can be arranged by company as per the package agreement )
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Good to Know

  • We can see the natural beauty of forests, rivers, and flora of the Everest region
  • We can see the friendly people and best culture of the region which includes in Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups.
  • Pass height point of Visit cultural world Heritage sites in city.
  • Incredible landscapes and breathtaking mountain views .
  • Hiking to the new trekking route .
  • Explore the local cultural and natural beauty .
  • World's height trek Everest Base Camp (5364 meters).
  • Visit cultural world Heritage sites in city.
  • Hiking to the new trekking route as well as.

FAQ

What are The extra Cost there ?

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Meals and drinks while on the trek
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Tips for the guides and porters (optional)
  • Showers and charging while trekking
  • Accommodations in Teahouse/guesthouse
How much the tentetively extra costs per day ?

Normally we don't  include meals and accommodation on the trek, however Meal and accommodation  will be provided if  required from our clients. As from  our experience we know that altitude and physical exercise can mean appetites vary hugely. Cost goes higher in the mountain   as we ascend  because all the supplies carried in by porters, donkeys, yaks and by Helicopter, Over the snowline  (3500 meter), rarely  very little food can be grown. How much you spend per day will  depends according to your choice of meal but generally, people spend between 2000 to 3000 Nepali Rupees per person per day on meals and accommodation. 1 $  value more or less  about 100 Nepali Rupees.

What types of foods avilable in trek ?
Meal will be provided  by menu in mountain,  most of the  teahouse provide very much similar menu however the cost will be different each and other  sattelment. Normally  breakfast is usually either hot porridge, muesli or Tibetan bread served with an omelette or boiled eggs. There will usually be a choice of traditional Nepalese dhal bhat (a mixed plate of lentils, rice, vegetables and pickles - delicious and healthy!), Nepalese dumplings (momo’s), mixed noodles, pasta and even pizza. Although meat is available at some teahouses, we suggest you ask your guide for their advice re consumption as it tends to depend on how far it has travelled as to whether it is a safe option.
What is the best season for trekking?
During the pre-monsoon and post monsoon will be the best season to trek. The months of pre-monsoon are March, April, July and post monsoon are September, October, November. In December, January, February the weather might get a little bit colder and in June, July, August rain might cause a problem. If the travelers want to avoid the crowd and enjoy the trip privately then our guides can assist through the alternative trials.
What is the age limit for Everest Base Camp trekking?
The age limit has not been precise for the trek but the traveler should be physically fit, mentally stable should have an insurance which must cover the emergency evacuation, medical conditions and accidental cases. In case of insurance the travelers are need to pay here in Nepal first and then claim to their insurance company later.
Does additional medicine are need to be brought for the trekking?
It is better to bring additional medicine for the backup. However our guides will carry the first kid aid. The medicine such as Acetazolamide- to prevent and reduce the altitude sickness, Paracetamols for the fever and diarrhea tablets should be carried.
What will be the arrangement provided on the Everest Base Camp trekking?
The best tea house in the local region will be provided for our clients which will have a comfortable bed and good local food. The trek will be eco-friendly and the way travelers are looking for.
Where is it possible to store extra baggage which is not required during the trekking?
Yes, extra luggage which are not needed during the trek can be stored in the hotels or in our office safely in Kathmandu.
Is there any modes to carry our gears?
We provide porter to carry the travelers baggage however most of the travelers carry their personal stuffs with them and the other bag are carried by our porter. If the travelers are also uncomfortable to carry their personal stuffs then we can manage it.
What if I need to leave early or unable to continue the trek?
In this case, we will manage the necessary transportation and reservation for our clients; According to the client's demand we can also manage the helicopter for the safely evacuation of our clients. But there will be no any refund which has been paid for the package though it has not been used. For the further information of cancellation, click on the highlighted cancellation.
Is there communication facilities on the mountain?
For the communication, mobile phones are used all over the Nepal and the facility of internet are available in the mobile phones and tea houses as well.
If I arrive early or depart late, can you manage lodging?
Yes, we can manage your extra night lodging if in any case our guests arrive early or depart late. Please feel free to contact us for further required lodging information.
Is insurance required for Everest Base Camp trekking?
Yes, The travelers should have the international insurance which should cover the emergency evacuation, medical conditions and accidental cases. In case of insurance the travelers are need to pay here in Nepal first and then claim to their insurance company later.
Are the guides well trained?
We provide local guides and porters who are from the same region and very well experienced. They are also certified by the government. They have a well training through which they can handle any situation which comes under. They have well knowledge of geology, history and culture of the travel region.
Is tipping mandatory?
Tips are not obligatory. It is a kind of showing the gratitude towards the person who have helped you during the visit. It can be in USD or Pound or Nepali Rupee.
Does the domestic flights gets cancelled or delayed?
Due to the weather conditions domestic flights could get cancelled or delayed but alternative way will be used to complete the trip successfully and happily in such cases (According to the travelers willing)
Is ATM service available during the Everest Base Camp trekking?
In most of the region ATM service are not available so we suggest our travelers to carry the amount they required from Kathmandu.
What about altitude sickness during the Everest Base Camp trek?
Altitude sickness is also known as mountain sickness. Mountain sickness is the main problem for any mountain trekkers. Some time trekkers might have altitude sickness during Everest Base Camp trek There are different types of sickness like-
  • AMS – Acute Mountain sickness – AMS is a very common sickness like a hangover, dizziness, muscle ache, nausea, headache vomiting tec
  • HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema – HAPE direct impact on lungs it’s fluid in the lungs which are dangerous for breathing.
  • HACE- High Altitude Cerebral Edema – HACE it’s the different form of altitude sickness its fluid in the brains
Thus, HAPE and HAPE are the main dangerous and life-threatening form of mountain sickness. Patient has to treat on time if not treated on time if late they may die. Whereas AMS is normal mountain sickness then HACE and  HAPE.
What are the tips for avoiding altitude sickness in Everest Base Camp trek?

There are some tips to which our company would like to guide for the travelers to avoid altitude sickness; such as:

  • Avoiding the drinks which contains the caffeine added, smoking and alcohol
  • Travel slowly concerning your health
  • Drinking more amount of water i.e. minimum 3-4 liters per day
  • Being familiarized with the environment and having a healthy foods and beverage
  • Continuing with Diamox if needed, it is carried for the backup
  • We prefer Garlic soups to sustain the environment