Highlights of everest base camp trekking
It will give us enormous pleasure to introduce you to an astounding view of the worlds highest peak. Perhaps in viewing Everest in this way, you will be fulfilling a long held desire. Certainly you will never be quite the same again. Ever since the days of early climbing expeditions, this 8,848m mountain has had a lure of its own, drawing climbers to scale it and trekkers to gaze on its icy faces. It easy to see why the trek to the base camp of Mount Everest has become one of the most popular routes in Nepal.
We start our trek from Lukla after a 30 minute flight from Kathmandu. When we land at that tiny airstrip, the adventure really begins. During trekking, we spend several days moving through the homelands of the Sherpa people, and will see Buddhist monasteries and close up views of Mt. Everest and neighboring Ama Dablam, considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountains in Nepal. We spend 2 nights at Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town in the heart of Sherpa country, and at Pheriche see a cluster of houses set among the high summer grazing pastures of the region. We spend the time in Namche Bazaar exploring and acclimatizing, which is an important factor in your enjoyment of the trek.
People who have fully acclimatized may trek to the Everest Base Camp but without doubt, for many people the main highlight will be the magnificent views which unfold from the summit of Kalapathar - the extradinary ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself.
Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment.
Day 02:Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters).
Day 03:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters).
Day 04:Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Hike to everest view hotel.
Day 05:Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters).
Day 06:Trek to Dingboche (4410 meters).
Day 07:Dinboche - Duglha (4600m)
Day 08:Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters).
Day 09:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters).
Day 10:Hike up Kalapattar (5545 meters) to see the sunrise and panoramic view including of Everest then trek down to Pheriche (4200 meter).
Day 11:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters).
Day 12:Trek to Lukla (3404 meters).
Day 13:Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning.
Day 14:Rest day or self sightseeing in kathmandu
Day 15:Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
Hotel and Accommodation on Everest base camp trekking:
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at standard hotels ( Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower) similar of 3 star standard hotel and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, they are clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200. Do let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu or in Major city.
Meals and drinks on Everest base camp trekking:
The meals while you are on trek are included on our package and they are taken in lodges; we will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights and our will guide will choose and stop for lunch on available place every day on trek and we recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free, then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every places as well. There will also be farewell dinners for guests in Kathmandu.
Transports used on Everest base camp trekking:
We will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.
There are electricity available in some of the villages on our Everest base camp trek where you can re- charges your camera batteries and there is solar power in some villages we trek through and you can recharges your batteries in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have to pay some for recharging batteries.
Luggage/Bag pack on Everest base camp trekking:
Your main luggage will be carried by porters on trek and you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, and etc, during the trek, as small loads allows you for full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your hand bag; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more which is extra on our tour cost.
Guide/Porter on trekking:
We provide trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and porters, a porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20 Kg (10 Kg from each trekker) and if there are more than 10 people in the group then we will provide you additional guide for the group.
Group Size, guide and crew member:
Welcome Nepal Treks organize Everest base camp trekking for single people to maximum 15 people at once or even if you have more than 15 people then we can split the group in to two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 10 people and 2 guide for 11-15 people and a porter for each 2 trekkers. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.
Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:
The Everest Base camp trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date like every day at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.
Personal expenses on trekking:
Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as the meals are included on our base camp trek cost ,so, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), and meals ( A meal cost 5-7USD in Kathmandu) for your Kathmandu stay, entrance fees ( approx: 25USD) while your tour in Kathmandu, if you do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks on trek and Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trek. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 15% of the total tour cost as tips to the staff and you can do this if you feel the services have been good.
Gears available in Kathmandu:
Its not necessary to spend a lot of money buying equipment for the Everest Base Camp Trek in your country as Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.
Best Time to Trekking Everest Base Camp:
The best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty while you are on Everest base camp trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life (this has happened to us few times) and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue, so, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip, Common sense dictates this, it’s good for you and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
In event of flight cancellation/ delayed in/out Lukla:
If flight will get cancelled, then we will reschedule your flight for the following day. (Subject to availability). However, in a group, we could also hire a helicopter to fly in/out to Lukla to start/ end the trek as per the planned date and time and cost of helicopter flight is your own expenses. Helicopter flight will cost minimum of US$- 500 per person depending on group size. To cover this helicopter flight expenses, you are kindly requested to come with travel insurance that covers the flight cancellation for minimum of US$- 500 for a day so that you could claim for the flight cancellation once returned from the trip, and we will make documentation for this as per your require to submit to your insurance.
Booking and payment:
You are required to make 30% (non refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Everest Base Camp along with your passport copy and flight detail (Arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal and you have options of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail for payment.
In addition of Everest base camp trekking, we organize extensions both within Nepal and other neighboring countries like Bhutan and Tibet of you have time and want us to arrange your extensions tours, you may do water rafting or a jungle safari, Pokhara tour or Lumbini Tour in Nepal or Bhutan or Tibet tour.
Day 01Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment.Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu .Meet Airport Representative Of Welcome Nepal Treks and transfer to hotel on car/bus/van/ as arranged.
Day 02Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters).Morning flight to Lukla , Breakfast at Lukla and trek to Phakding. (2610mtrs) , moderate day walk through village, forest and riverbank
Day 03Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters).Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). walk through village and forest 0600 hours. Glimpse of Thamsherku Mountain and also Mt. Everest if the weather is clear. Last 2 hrs walk will be the toughest uphill walk
Day 04Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Hike to everest view hotel.Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. walk up to Everest View Hotel, 2 hours, back to Namche , free evening for shopping, internet, enjoy in lodge etc.
Day 05Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860 meters).Trek to Tengboche(3860mtr) 5 hrs., walk through village , stream and forest, here the main route to Base Camp splits up with another famous route to Goyo lake trekking, lunch at Phortse Tanga alongside the river, last 2 hrs. uphill until the hotel, visit around Tengboche Monastery, watch a short slideshow in a small eco-home theater if you are interested
Day 06Trek to Dingboche (4410 meters).Trek up to Dingboche(4410m). walk through Pangboche village 5:30 hours, beautiful view of Amadublum, Tamsherku etc , easy day Acclimatization day at Dinboche. hike up to Chhukung 4:25 hours, eat lunch there if you want, back to Dingboche, crucial Night in terms of High Altitude Symptoms, there is a clinic at next village Pheriche if you need for to check your health condition etc.
Day 07Dinboche - Duglha (4600m)Trek to Chhukung valley through Deboche (Probably Lunch Place), easy morning, one hr. uphill after lunch, walk through the valley around total 5:30 hours walk
Day 08Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters).Trek to Lobuche (4910m) through Deboche (Probably Lunch Place), easy morning, one hr. uphill after lunch, walk through the valley around total 5:30 hours walk
Day 09Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5180 meters).Trek to Gorak Shep 5153 mtrs, 0230 hrs walk, Lunch Break, continue walk to EBC(5363m), 0230 hrs, there you are, back to Gorakshep(5153m). sleep at Gorakshep, toughest day around 0730 hrs walk.
Day 10Hike up Kalapattar (5545 meters) to see the sunrise and panoramic view including of Everest then trek down to Pheriche (4200 meter).Early morning around 0500 am hike up to Kalapathar(5545mtrs), 2 hrs., view sunrise over Mt. Everest back to hotel , breakfast and trek down to Pheriche. 5 hours
Day 11Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters).Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house, longest day walk but exciting for warmer weather, bigger village, god hot shower and food
Day 12Trek to Lukla (3404 meters).Trek down to Lukla(2840m).Last day walk lunch break at Phakding, Walking 6:30 hours, Last evening at Lukla, buy a dinner for your porters, give some tips if you are happy with their service
Day 13Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning.Morning Flight to Kathmandu, 30 minutes , weather sometimes can postpone your flight for indefinite time
Day 14Rest day or self sightseeing in kathmanduRest day or self sightseeing in kathmandu.
Day 15Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure. Fly back to your country or next destination.
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