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Everest Base Camp Trekking

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Trip Overview of Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking takes you to the best close-up view of the ‘king of all of the mountains’ Mt. Everest (8848m). Since 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed it for the first time. Therefore the Everest region is attracting trekkers from all over the world. Everest Base Camp trek (16 days) offers the most magnificent mountain panoramas. Lush Himalaya’s flora, and fauna and excellent hospitality of native Sherpa’s.

Everest Base Camp trekking adventure starts with an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla. Next, you will be trekking up the Dudh Koshi Valley. Surrounded by the soaring peaks and heading towards Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu Sherpa’s. We will trek along a moderate path where you will experience a first panoramic view of Mt. Everest. The next part of the trip will bring us to Thyangboche Monastery, situated at 3,867 m. The monastery is the largest Gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It offers a 360-degree mountain view.

From Tengboche, the trail will descend to the Imja Khola and head to the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche, before arriving near the Khumbu Glacier. During the trek, you will experience excellent hospitality of Sherpa’s and their traditional lifestyle, which will surely amaze you. Furthermore, the path of the Everest Base Camp heads to Lobuche with magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Taweche, and next to Kala Patthar [5554m]- a very famous Mt. Everest viewpoint. Finally, at the foot of Khumbu icefall in Everest Base Camp trek. We will walk at a leisurely tempo to return to Namche and Lukla to take a return flight to Kathmandu.

For all the trekkers seeking a great adventure, Nepal Everest Base Camp trek is the most recommended trekking route. It brings an unforgettable experience of the overwhelming vistas of the Everest Himalayan chain of Khumbu region, which consists of five of the world’s highest mountains, Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m) and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m).

Aside from the beauty of the Himalayas, this area includes natural wonders heritage sites enlisted by UNESCO. Rich in pine forests of rhododendron (Nepalese national flower) and an endangered species of birds and animals, this trek is truly unique and memorable.

Trekking at Everest Base Camp is feasible for the entire 12 months. However, due to the climate and the weather conditions of Everest Base Camp trekking, we recommend to do it from the start of March to mid-May and then again from the beginning of September to mid-December.

During the winter months, snowfall may cause difficulty in traveling. On the other hand, summers are wet, and the extraordinary peaks are frequently lost in the clouds. Please read the below itinerary highlights and contact us directly to book a trip of your life.

Highlights of Everest base camp trekking

  • Scenic flight to Lukla, Abundant flora and fauna
  • Trek to the foot of breathtaking Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
  • The Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar
  • Friendly Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries, including the huge Monastery in Tengboche.
  • Meet locals during tea house stays.
  • The sandy plain of Gorakshep, the broad summit of Kalapathar (5,545m)
  • Amazing views of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains

 

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Everest Base Camp Trekking - Trip Info

  • Duration: 14 Days from arrival to Departure in Nepal
  • Trek Grade: Fairly Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude: Kalapathar (5,545m/18,192ft.)
  • Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – Mid December are the best seasons.  Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.
  • Transportation:  Private Car/Van/ Plane
  • Activity: City tour, Trekking
  • Trip Snippets:14 days, 2 night’s hotels, 11 nights Lodges, Breakfast in Kathmandu, three meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek are included.
  • Total Distance: 75 Km. (Round Trip)
  • Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 16 people.

Food on the trek: During your trekking, you will have food in local guest houses. Our most of the during trekking is on a full board basis, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can choose the food from the menu at tea house prices that are fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There is local to international hygienic food choices.

We suggest you eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote area. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)

For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner Dal Bhat, pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.

Drinking water during your Trek: We suggest you at least drink 3/4 liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

Having purification tablets/iodine is best because you will not have the time to boil your water. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

Equipment ideas: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment. Here are the suggested items. -20-degree sleeping bag ( having sleeping bag linear is useful if you do trek more high altitude) Duffel Bag Or Rucksack Bag with waterproof cover, A Daypack, T-shirts, Thermal Vest, lightweight thermal tops, Fleece Jacket or Pullover. Waterproof Jacket, Women sports bras, synthetic, Hiking shorts, Fleece or tracksuit pants, Lightweight walking pants, Thin inner socks, Thick warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots, Camp Sandals
Woolen Hat, Sun Hat, Bandana or scarf, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream, and Lip balm, Water bottles, Water purifier, Headtorch, Hand Sanitizer, Pain reliever, First Aid Kit, Toiletries, Towel

Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek; the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag and down jacket; other items not required on the trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Detailed Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trekking

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, and you will be transferred to the hotel. Where you will have your time to freshen up and after that, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion in next day morning after breakfast.

The early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather, we get spectacular views of the mountains, including Everest, as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla, along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and Kwongde Range. We then take a leisurely walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and the rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

The trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. You will reward with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today is an acclimatization day. You can better do short hiking to little high altitude will help you to acclimatize your body.

Set in a natural amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for a beautiful panoramic view or stroll around the market. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde, and so on.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

We start our trek with a pleasant walk through the forest with a magnificent view of the mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking for one hour, you will arrive in Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a vast, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the viewpoint at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in the Khumbu region.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

In the morning, views of mountains and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche, we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge that spans a deep gorge in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward, the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards the Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat, and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

It is essential to spend an additional night here to aid in the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Excellent view of Makalu (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like a trek to Chhukung (4,730m) is worthwhile, which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s massive South Face.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below thing beautiful views of cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascends, the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of Khumbu glacier. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-Tse (5820m), and the high wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty create almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche, a windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of the moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along with a windy and rocky path with the beautiful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp, with the new camp being further up the valley.

After lunch, our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp Distance 3.5 km one way. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp, the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore the base camp and its surroundings glacier and return to Gorakshep.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Mornings are usually sparkling and bright, and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar ( about 2 km one way) for one of the world’s definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360-degree dramatic panoramic views of Mt Everest and surrounding mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.

You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche and continue downhill to Pheriche. Continue down the moraine to Dughla and drop to the bridge over the gushing stream that flows out of the glacier. Stay overnight at lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

We will trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. It takes approximately four hours to Tyangboche. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Mt. Amadablam, lush green hills, and river views.

After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River trek onwards to the Kyanjuma, the junction of the trinity ways to Gokyo Valley, Khumjung village, and Namche Bazaar. The dense wildlife of some species of Pheasants, Himalayan Griffons, Musk deer, and the wild goat, can be found in abundance inside the rhododendron forest. The evening explores the small surrounding area with magnificent scenery.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the route runs mostly level. We will work through rhododendron, and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm of an exciting one hour. (It also can be an extra day in case of bad weather in Lukla, which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.). Overnight stay at hotel

Meals included: Breakfast.

Today is free or the last minute. You have a few hours of exceptional shopping for your relatives. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

Meals included: Breakfast.

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Above the Himalaya, Trekking has made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible by still providing an excelling service to our customers. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have the same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our prices are net, and there is no hidden cost, everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customers are happy with our service. For up to date cost for the trip, please contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu. Including breakfast.
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Round Trip flight ticket from Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
  • Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees.
    Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not on Price Includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost
YearStart DateTrip DurationCost/PersonGroup SizeJoin Group
2020 Jan 19 16 days US$ 1498 2-16 PaxJoin Group
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    14 Days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-16 Person

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotel & Tea house -Lodge

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    Maximum Altitude
    Kalapathar (5,545m/18,192ft)

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Strenuous

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