Everest Base Camp Trek 16 Days trip code: EH01

Trip Dates

Season: March-May | Sept-Nov
OFF-Season: June-August | Dec-Feb

Duration

16 Days

Grade / Difficulty

Strenuous

Accomodation

Hotels/Local Tea-houses

Max Elevation

5545m

Description

Chase the footprints of legendary mountainners during our two week long Everest Base Camp Trek and experience the thrills of walking under Everest enjoying unique Sherpa culture

Bullet point Highlights

  • The sighseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • The incredible Sherpa culture and hospitality of Khumbu
  • Beautifully located Sherpa villages and the ancient monasteries within them
  • The adventurous walk with awe-inspiring Himalayan panorama dominated by Everest
  • The landmarks like Everest & Kalapatthar from where world's highest mountains look very close

Everest Base Camp Trek, the most thrilling high altitude trekking holiday that goes beyond 5550m is in the bucketlist of many trekkers and travelers accross the world. The prime highlight of the trek is the scenic view of skytouching Himalayan peaks. Besides that the unique Sherpa culture in traditional Sherpa villages of Khumbu Region and the rich wildlife of Sagarmatha National Park are additional highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

The trek begins with the thrilling flight to world's one of the challenging airstrips of Lukla and stretches along the trails of rolling hills of Dudh Koshi River Valley cross passing culturally rich Sherpa villages like Namche and Tengboche. Walk through dense rhodhodendron and bamboo forests could be pleasant experience whereas the steep uphill walk at times to gain altitude could be challenging endeavor. However, the rewards of the trek are frequent. The bustling Sherpa Village Namche at 3480m, the vistas of Himalayan giants including Everest and its neighboring peaks, the glacial walk to Everest Base Camp 5357m and the whole view of Everest from Kalapatthar are the most delightful rewards of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

The trek with us is well designed for proper acclimatization and led by veteran Sherpa guides. We guarantee you that Everest Base Camp Trek with us will be  lifelong memorable holiday  that takes you under the shadow of world's highest peak Everest.

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COST INCLUDES
  • Accommodation during trek ( tea houses).
  • All meals during trek  BLD ( 3 meal in day).
  • Expert City tour guide who can speak English and know cutture 
  • Entry fees to all heritage sites during  tour in Kathmandu
  • Licensed Trek guide & local porters during trek 
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  •  Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  •  3 nights' Hotel at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  •  Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  •  Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  •  Insurance for all staff & porters
  •  All applicable government tax
COST EXCLUDES
  • Nepal visa 
  • International flight fare
  • Food in Kathmandu except breakfast
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Drinks, snacks while walking
  • Extra tour and activity
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Your insurance & Medical Expenses
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$2450

12 days 11 nights

 

Trip Overview

Day 01

Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel

Flying in to the Himalayan nation Nepal is different in itself. Witness the towering Himalayan giant’s minutes before landing Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu if the weather permits. Enjoy the cordial Nepalese welcome in arrival terminals of the airport and drive to your designated hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02

Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Actually this day is a trek preparation day. As our team is preparing the required permits for Everest Base Camp Trek; you will be taken to Kathmandu's most beautiful locales where culture history and the heritage of the ancient town spills in every corner. Explore the biggest hub of Hinduism in Nepal Pashupatinath where travelers get to experience the important aspects of the religion. Stroll around Boudhanath, a large dome shaped stupa where Tibetan culture and Buddhism are seen at its best. Exploration of Kathmandu Durbar Square is an awesome experience as it takes you to Nepal’s one of the oldest architectural landmarks where local Newari culture also has been prospering for ages.

Day 03

Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding

Today is the big day, the real adventure of the Everest Base Camp Trek begins. Trans Himalayan flight to world’s one of the thrilling airports Lukla is sheer aerial adventure of the trek. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu. As soon as we reach Lukla our adventurous trek begins.  As the trek to Phakding along Dudh Koshi River Valley begins, the sights of beautifully painted stone mani walls manifest Khumbu culture. The views of Himalayan peaks Kusum Khangkaru and Kongde Ri brings us closer to high altitude nature. A short introductory trek of 3 to 4 hours will bring us to Phakding, which is the home to 500 years old Pemacholing Monastery.  Over night on local teahouse in full board basis.

Day 04

Trek to Namche Bazaar

Today we begin the trek with uphill climb. We cross pass Rimshung Monastery and Uchhecholing Monasteries and get to the entrance to natural world heritage site Sagarmatha National Park. Trekking our way further in the lap of the himalayas, we arrive to Larbha Dobhan. A final steep uphill climb for an hour or so, which offers the first glimpse of Everest throughout brings us to Namche, the legendary Sherpa village of Khumbu. The day's trek is almost 6 hours.

Namche, the financial hub of Khumbu has modern facilties like banks, internet cafes, money exchangers and bars. We will stay in a fine teahouse in Namche. 

Day 05

Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization

We have already reached the altitude of 3440m; hence a day rest to get customized with high altitude is essential. However, we will walk to nearby hotspots around Namche that helps acclimatization and offers an opportunity of cultural exploration. Overnight in Namche.

Day 06

Trek to Tengboche

Trekking along the pleasant trails of Sagarmatha National Park with frequent sights of Himalayan peaks including Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega and Thamserku we arrive to Phunke Tenga. A gentle push across an Army barrack brings us to Tengboche. Tengboche houses an ancient monastery with Mt. Amadablam at its backdrop, which is the prime highlight of Tengboche. On full board basis we will stay in a teahouse in Tengboche.

Day 07

Tengboche to Dingboche Trek

Climbing up along the stony steps we arrive to Devoche where the head office of Sagarmatha National Park settles. Continuing the uphill walk we come across the largest Sherpa Village of Khumbu, Pangboche, which also houses hugely religious monastery of the region. Then the walk on flat trails with some gentle uphill and downhill walk we arrive to Devoche.

Day 08

Acclimatization in Dingboche

One more rest day in Devoche is necessary for high altitude acclimatization. However, a short day hike to Chukkung that takes around 3 to 4 hours would help you to properly acclimatize. East to Devoche within Imja Tse Valley Chukkung nestles. Savor the beauty of snowcapped peaks and glaciers from Chukkung and walk back to Devoche for overnight stay.

Day 09

Trek to Lobuche

Today's early trek include the pleasant walk aside the beautifully lined mani walls. However the harder part of the trek begins as the trek enters the trail of Three Passes Trek. Cross passing Kongma La Pass 5535m, we arrive to High Camp at Lobuche for the overnight stay.

Day 10

Trek to Gorakshep & then to Everest Base Camp, Return to Gorakshep for overnight stay

Today is the biggest day of the trek as it takes you to the most important landmark of Everest Base Camp Trek - the base of world's crown, Everest. Climbing uphill we cross pass Lobuche Pass 5110m and Gorakshe Tsho Lake and arrive to Gorakshep. Stopping for the lunch break at Gorakshep, we resume our trek towards Everest Base Camp. Cross passing Mt. Pumori Base Camp and walking along the glacial trail for a while we arrive to Everest Base Camp. Enjoy the success and have the closest view of Everest from the colorfully tented Everest Base Camp before we walk down to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.

Day 11

Trek to Kalapatthar 5545m and trek back to Periche

Today we get to the maximum altitude Everest Base Trek takes us to. Early morning walk along the rocky trail brings us to Kalapatthar, the mountain also known as Black Diamond among trekkers. Savor the whole view of Everest from its base to top from Kalapatthar. Then descend down to Periche along the retracing trail.

Day 12

Trek to Khumjung

Today we trek along the retarcing trail until Phunke Tenga. The trek might be easier today as it is downhill walk most of the times as well as we are already used to high altitudes. Beyond Phunke Tenga we cross pass suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River and head towards Khyangjuma, the place where the trails to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village and Namche Bazaar branch. Views of snowcapped peaks like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawache and Lhotse are stunning from here. The trail also offers possible sights of rare Himalayan species. On arriving Khumjung we explore the culturally rich Sherpa Village before we enjoy sound sleep in local teahouse.

Day 13

Trek to Monjo

Before leaving Khumjung, we explore Khumjung Gompa, visit Khunde Hillary Hospital & Government Yak Farm in the Khumjung valley. Walking through the world's highest airport of Syangboche we climb down to Namche for our lunch. Walking downhill from Namche brings us to Monjo where we will stay in alocal teahouse for the night.

Day 14

Trek to Lukla

The last day of the trek ends at Lukla with pleasant and easy downhill walk. On arriving Lukla enjoy your success and have a pleasant time strolling around the small Himalayan town as you are still in the lap of Himalayas savor the best of it for the last timein Lukla.

Day 15

Fly back to Kathmandu

With loads of memories and adventurous experiences we will fly back to Kathmandu. On your arrival at Kathmandu we will escort you to your hotel. Enjoy the farewell dinner with us in typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu in the evening.

Day 16

Depart Kathmandu

Our representative will escort to the airport for the final see off to your onward destination. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again we have much more to show.

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