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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trekking

One of the most popular Trekking in the World!

Everest Base Camp Trekking will take you to the Mt. Everest (8848m.), the highest point in the world. The most adventurous trails while trekking to Everest Base Camp need not require being experienced and perfect trekker, anyone with physically fit body could go for it. Providing the most thrilling lifetime experience, Everest Base Camp trekking will offer a chance to travel through long-established Sherpa settlements and Gombas which means monasteries.

After arriving at Lukla airport with a scenic flight, we begin our trek walking together with the Dudh Koshi River looking at the attractive settings on the way Namche Bazaar. Then, we come across the renowned Tengboche monastery, a striking place which has the setting of Ama Dablam, Mount Everest and other enormous peaks. Also, we make our way up to Kalapathar (5545m.) which rewards you with stunning views of sparkly peaks as well as the Khumbu glacier. Exploring around Sherpa museum, see panoramic view from Syanbu-che, view Sherpa culture in Khumjung village, beautiful views from Kalapatar are the major highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

This 15 days tea house trek is entirely designed for those trekking enthusiasts who are physically fit. Apart from the splendor of the great Mount Everest set in the backdrop, other gigantic peaks can be marked too on the way to the Everest Base Camp including Mt. Pumori (7161m.), Mt. Changaste (7550m.), Mt. Nuptse (7855m.), Mt. Amadablam (6856m.), and more

 

Everest Base Camp Trekking - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1400m.)
Day 02: Kathmandu - Lukla – Phakding (2656m.)
Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization Day 3440m.)
Day 05: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3867m.)
Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche (4300m.)
Day 07: Dingboche (4300m.) –Acclimatization day
Day 08: Dingboche - Lobuche (4930m.)
Day 09: Lobuche - Gorakshep - Kalapattar - Lobuche (4930m.)
Day 10: Lobuche - Tengboche (3867m.)
Day 11: Tengboche - Monjo (2950m.)
Day 12: Monjo - Lukla (2827m.)
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu by air (1360m.)  
Day 14: Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure

Note:
The above program can be tailor made as per your request, We can adjust the program as per the time and interest such as we can add Rafting, Chitwan National Park, Paragliding in Pokhara, jeep flyer, Mountain flight in Kathmandu and many more. We can use morning 8 am flight to Pokhara, which is only 30 minutes flight so we can make short trip to Pokhara also after the Everest Trekking. Please do not hesitate to write us your interest; we will make the itinerary to suites your needs. 

 

Everest Base Camp Trekking - Cost Included

Accommodation as per Different standard of your choice in City and simple lodge or Tented Camp at Trekking. English Speaking Trekking Guide & porter. All the ground transportation as per Group Size & standard of Tour/Trek starting to end of Tour or Trek.Neat and Clean guest house in Trekking. All fees on Trek.

Cost Excludes

Travel insurance, All the expenses of personal nature, drinks, lunch and dinner city portion, tipping, all the Delay due to weather, situation beyond our control Nepal Visa, (USD30 for 15days, USD40 for 30days) and Airport Tax etc.

Everest Base Camp Trekking

 

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1400m.)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted and welcomed by our representative at the airport and then s/he will transmit you to hotel. You will be for a short time described about your tour and check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day is all yours and overnight at hotel.


Day 02: Kathmandu - Lukla – Phakding (2656m.)
From Kathmandu taking a scenic flight early in the morning to Lukla (2827m.), you fly for 40 minutes. Arriving at Lukla, in the afternoon, you start your walk by moving down to the Dudh Koshi River and take the main track to Namche Bazaar, located just over Chaunrikharka (2713m.). The track is easy and after coming across the tiny village of Ghat (2550m.)  you have a short walk to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
On this day, you move ahead from Phakding with a trivial climb to Jorsale and you move forward from the waterfall. At this instant, you pass through the villages and superb forest of rhododendron, massive firs and magnolia trees. Afterward, you walk to Namche coming across a few bridges and after that go up quite a few hundred meters, a perpendicular descent and another steeper climb through the forest. You trek for 4 hours today and stay at Trekkers Lodge.

Day 04: Namche Bazaar (Acclimatization Day 3440m.)
You have a day rest in Namche Bazaar today for acclimatization which is really important before moving to a higher elevation. Alternatively, you can walk around Thame, Khunde or Khumjung or relax and travel around Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa community. Overnight in Namche Bazaar at Trekkers Lodge.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3867m.)
From Namche Bazaar, your trek continues to the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Koshi with excellent views of the Himalayas. The fairly flat surface route will take you for the view of astonishing landscape of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse,  Ama Dablam etc. The path moves on and you can view wildlives such as musk deer, colorful pheasant and more. After that the lane slopes down to Dudh Koshi River where sequence of charming water driven prayer wheels can be seen. You come across suspension bridge above Dudh Koshi River and take a steep way up through pine and juniper forest. You walk about 2 hours which will take you to Tengboche. Tonight at Tengboche.

Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche (4300m.)
You have a short vertical and a grubby move down to Dingboche from Tengboche via a forest of conifers, birches and rhododendrons. Then traverse the bridge and again move down to Pangboche passing the forest and wonderfully carved Mani stones to Pangboche at 3860 m. After that the way enters alpine pastures above the tree line to Dingboche at 4240m.

Day 07: Dingboche (4300m.) –Acclimatization day
Dingboche is a striking assortment of small meadow encircled by stone walls protecting the crops of potatoes and barley from the cool winds. Chhukung is another sensible option to go around on this day. You will witness the amazing view in this valley; the towering south face of Lhotse to the north, Island Peak in the heart of the valley and the fluted ice walls of anonymous peaks lay in a series in the southern end of the valley.

Day 08: Dingboche - Lobuche (4930m.)
Today, from Dingboche, the track goes up to a gently slanting valley and moves up steeply in to the moraine of the Khumbu glaciers. You come across the bridge and elevate on the moraine and observe the stone monuments constructed in the memory of six Sherpas who died in a landslide at Lobuche at 4930m. Overnight at Trekkers Lodge.

Day 09: Lobuche - Gorakshep - Kalapattar - Lobuche (4930m.)
The track from Lobuche today will take you to the moraines of Changri Nup Glacier, you make a sequence of small up and down walk over the irregular track lined with cairns that makes way ultimately to the astonishing glacial sands of Gorakshep (5160m.). And then, you consequently, climb to Kala Pattar which rewards us with the magnificent scene of Nuptse, Chagatse, Pumori, Lhotse and countless others. Overnight at Trekkers Lodge.

Day 10: Lobuche - Tengboche (3867m.)
Today you move down 4000 ft which is much more enjoyable here. One best part of the day was getting in at the Himalayan Rescue Association clinic and meeting the emergency physicians. You are again in the land of rhododendrons and wild irises. You stay overnight at Tengboche.

Day 11: Tengboche - Monjo (2950m.)
Today you move from Tengboche to reach Monjo enjoying the simple walks down. It is quite long walks. After walking through Namche Bazaar, en route you reach Monjo and stay overnight in Monjo.

Day 12: Monjo - Lukla (2827m.)
This is the final day of trekking, where you climb up to the runway at Lukla after a short walk on the valley. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu by air (1360m.)  
You wake up early in the morning to depart from Lukla and take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu you are transferred back to your hotel.
 

Day 14: Kathmandu
Today is free day on your own in Kathmandu. You need to have one extra day as reserve since there is a chance of flight cancel and delay. You can go around for sightseeing to major places in Kathmandu if any remaining. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure
Our airport representative will transfer you to the airport for your way back home.

Trip Duration: 15 days including Kathmandu
Country: Nepal (Everest region)
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Total Nights in Kathmandu: 3 nights
Total Nights in Lukla: 1 night
Trip Grade: Moderate
Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 7 hrs
Minimum Group Size: from 1 Person & above
Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Cultural aand religious Tour
Maximum High Altitude: 5549m at Kalapattar
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses in trek
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace & domestic Flights
Best Travel season: March - April, September - December
Trip Route: Kathmandu- Lukla-Namche- Tengboche- Dinboche- Lobuche- Tengboche- Monjo- Lukla- Kathmandu

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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