Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest base camp trekking
  •   Activities: Trekking
  •   Country: Nepal
  •   Trip Grade: 4
  •  Group size: 2 to 20
  •  Difficulty:Challenging
  •   Departure City: Kathmandu
  •   Price:1250
  •  Best Season: March to May, September to December

Overview

Everest Base Camp Trek is the best known and ideal world’s best enterprise goal in the Himalayas. Trekking to the Mount Everest base camp in Nepal is an extreme objective for trekkers and a start of the endeavor offer for the climbers. The landscape is essentially amazing with parades of sparkling pinnacles, shocking icy masses around, old and lavish cloisters with the entrancing Sherpa individuals and their way of life and custom.

Highlights:

  • Trek to the highest mountain of the world
  • Explore the hidden treasures of Khumbu region
  • Sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges including Everest, Annapurna, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and other many beautiful mountains
  • Explore a wide variety of flora and fauna found in this region
  • Sightseeing of the unique lifestyle and culture of ancient Sherpa people

Trekking along the trail of the highest mountain of the world is an ultimate dream to all the trekkers and mountaineers of the world. Everest Base Camp trek takes the trekkers to the heart of Mt. Everest which is the highest mountain of the world. One can get an opportunity to experience the majestic sights of Himalayan ranges along with the magnificent view of Khumbu glacier. This is a lifetime opportunity to trek along thefootsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. TenzingNorgey Sherpa and you will also get an opportunity to enjoy your precious moment in the highest mountain of the world.

Everest Base Camp offers the amazing views of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Kangtenga, Kwangde, Kusum Khanguru, Tharmarserku, holy Mt. Khumbi-la and many island peaks along with the tallest mountain Mt. Everest and the 5th highest mountain Mt. Makalu. You will also get an awesome opportunity to explore the ancient lifestyle and culture of Sherpa people living in the Khumbu region since many years.

Everest Base Camp trek starts with a short and scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trekking ahead from Lukla will take us to the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazar which is also known as the Thamel of Everest. We will then trek along the dense rhododendron and oak forests and pass many Sherpa settlements and ancient villages to reach the base camp of Everest. Trekking ahead from the base camp will take us to Kalapatthar which is one of the famous viewpoints of Khumbu region. We will then return via the same route and come back to Lukla from where we will fly back to Kathmandu to end our marvelous journey.

The way starts in old Kathmandu. Our trek to Everest Base Camp at 5,364m to the base of the world’s tallest mountain will bring you over suspension spans crossing gorges of thin air, through shrouded Buddhist religious communities, and into the core of the warm, tough Sherpa culture. As we go nearby thrill seekers and picture takers from everywhere throughout the globe, we will spy Cho Oyo, Lhotse, and Makalu – three of Earth’s 10 tallest pinnacles! We will breathe a sigh of relief during the evening in comfortable, customary teahouses.

Hence, we will bolster nearby economies, find concealed qualities in ourselves. If you wish to go higher our guide to help you furthermore. Our experienced guide trained group will help you the fullest.This way our trek ends after fly back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 01: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642m) – Phakding (2,562m, 35 min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs trek)

After breakfast, transfer to the Domestic Airport for the flight to Lukla: gateway to the Khumbu/Everest region. Meet your local porters and walk downhill to the Sherpa settlement of Cheplung. The trail then follows the side of the Dudh Koshi Valley before ascending to Ghat (2,530m). Another gentle hour leads up to Phakding.

Day 02: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m, 10km, 5-6 hrs)

The trail meanders through pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges via the Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale: entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park and permit checkpoint; with tranquil views of glistening Thamserku (6,618m/21,714m). The trail continues along the riverbed to the confluence of the Bhote and Dudh Koshi Rivers. It then climbs steadily, crossing the high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge: with inspiring glimpses of Everest and the Nuptse – Lhotse ridge. A final three hour ascent through pine forest leads to the prosperous trading and administrative town of Namche Bazaar.

Day 03: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m, 8km, 5-6 hrs)

The trail climbs up from the town and then contours around the hillside, offering great views including Everest and Khumjung. Look out for spotted deer, Himalayan tahrs and birds – including the colourful (male) Danphe pheasant (Nepal’s national bird). The trail rises to Sanasa where the routes to Gokyo and Everest BC fork. The trail to the right then descends to cross the Dudh Koshi (past water driven prayer wheels) on a suspension bridge near Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft), the lowest point north of Namche Bazaar. It then enters the Imja Khola Valley and rises steeply, through dwarf conifers and rhododendron forest, for a two hour pull, to the hilltop village of Tengboche. Their famous Gompa is set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest, Kangtega and other peaks. At full moon in October/November they hold the colourful Mani Rimdu festival which includes masked dancing and Tibetan Opera in the monastery courtyard. Visit the monastery during the afternoon.

Day 04: Tengboche – Dingboche (4,360m, 10km, 5-6 hrs)

Today’s trail descends to Debuche: a scattered stone village with a nunnery, chortens and long mani wall. Cross the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and gradually ascend to Pangboche with views of towering Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,495ft perhaps the most beautiful mountain in the Everest region). The trail then follows the river fairly closely as it gradually rises to its confluence with the Lobuche Khola and continues up to Dingboche: the last year-round Sherpa settlement in the region. Different views of Ama Dablam rise above the terraced fields of barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The fields are walled to protect crops from icy winds and animals during the short growing season.

Day 05: Dingboche: Acclimatization and exploration day

This second scheduled rest day will assist your fitness and oxygen intake at the higher altitudes to follow. An enjoyable 3-4hr, 400m climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, north of Dingboche affords views of Makalu (8,463m) the fifth highest mountain and awesome views of Ama Dablam and the valley floor.

Day 06: Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940, 7km, 4-5 hrs)

The trail climbs to a ridge providing towering views of Taboche Peak and Cholatse and continues through Yak pastures before crossing a wooden bridge over a roaring stream to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft). The trail then ascends steeply for an hour, up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the summit is a large group of stone-pile memorials to lost Sherpas and climbers. It also affords great border-views including Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori. Everest is hidden behind the towering wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Follow the valley upstream for about an hour to Lobuche.

Day 07: Lobuche – GorakShep (5,160m) – Everest Base Camp (5,364m) Gorak Shep (15km, 7-8 hrs)

A long but rewarding day. Follow the windblown and rocky path along the barren moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to the last village at Gorak Shep. After an early lunch, set out on the feint trail to the world’s highest Base Camp, on the Khumbu Glacier: opposite the dreaded icefall – the most dangerous section of an Everest ascent. In April/May the trail is busy with porters carrying in supplies and the site is a riot of colourful tents perched on the dirty ice. For the rest of the year it is a bleak and lonely place set below the impressive ice walls (and avalanches) of the Mahalangur Himal along the Tibetan border. From west to east, the main peaks are Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse and Nuptse.  Everest and the Cwm are hidden behind buttresses. Trek back to Gorak Shep for the night at Lodge.

Day 08: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar (5,545m) – Pheriche (4,280m, 15km, 7-8 hrs)

A very early morning climb of 2-3 hours up Kala Patthar, behind the village, offers a sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain. First Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), then its surrounding vassals: Pumori (7,145m/23,443ft), Lingtren (6,697m/21, 973ft), Khumbutse (6,623m/21,730ft), Changtse (7,550m/24,772ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,792ft). Plus Cho Oyo (8,201m/26,907ft) in the west and Ama Dablam to the south: amidst countless other peaks that crowd the horizon in all directions. Drop back to Gorak Shep for breakfast, and then retrace your steps down to Lobuche. Return to the snout of the Khumbu glacier, dropping down the moraine and continuing on to the village of Pheriche for a lower and warmer night.

Day 09: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar (3,440m, 15km, 6-7 hrs)

Today’s trail gradually descends to Deboche before a mild rise through rhododendron forest to the hilltop village of Tengboche which has an important monastery and great views in all directions. A long descent, leads to Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft) on the Imja Khola: the trek’s lowest point north of Lukla. The path then climbs to Sanasa (where the trail forked to Gokyo) beyond which it broadens for the pleasant contour walk back to Namche Bazaar.

Day 10: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,642m, 18km, 6-7 hrs)

From Namche, the trail descends to more comfortable altitudes, passing through the friendly farming villages of Jorsale (where we exit the National Park), Monjo, Phakding, then crosses the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi before rising to Ghat and Cheplung. Round off the adventure with the final 700m, 35min ascent to Lukla: and say goodbye to your porters.

Day 11: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m, 35 min flight)

After an early breakfast, take the return flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of day free.

  • In the Above Cost It Includes:
    1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
    2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
    3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,

    1. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
      5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
      & Breakfast)
      6. All accommodation during the trek.
      7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
      8. Transportation to and from trail head.
      9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
      10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
    2. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
    3. Trekking staffs wages etc.
    4. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
    5. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
    6. Flight Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
    7. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
    8. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
    9. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
    10. All Government and local Taxes
    11. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
    12. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.

    Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
    1. International Airfares,
    2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
    3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
    domestic flights.
    4. Visa fees.
    5. Airport Departure Taxes.
    6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
    7. Tips for The staffs.
    8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
    9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    1. Domestic Ticket Etc.
    2. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Accomodations

We are happy to propose the 11 days Everest Base camp trekking from Nepal side. Everest base camp is of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5360m and the  north base camp is in Tibet at an altitude of 5150 m. We have been running 11 days short Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal from Kathmandu joining together with like minded people at the best budget cost: USD 1050. Anyone happy to pay this cost can join on our fixed departure group trek to Everest Base Camp on our fixed departure dates of 2017, 2018. This short 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal is for everyone who is physically fit, patient and loves the outdoors. Trekking or hiking experience anywhere in the world is strongly recommended for maximum enjoyment of your 11 days Everest base camp trek, Nepal.

The best time of year for trekking Everest base camp are February to May and then September to December. EBC trek during monsoon season is going to be a very wet, and winter is not the good trekking season for EBC Nepal trek as very cold temperatures and heavy snowfall may occur.

Health and Safety: Good overall fitness, flexibility, and healthy will ensure you trek safely and comfortably. Those with acute or chronic health conditions impacting their stamina, range of motion, coordination, or balance may have difficulty completing the trek. If you are in doubt about your own physical readiness, consult a physician well in advance of booking your trip! General hiking experience and comfort with the idea of multi-day hiking will also ensure you are 100% ready to trek!

At higher altitudes – the kind we experience frequently on our treks- your cardiac and pulmonary systems are affected by lower oxygen density. Our bodies must adjust to the mountain elevation gradually, or we can become ill. Physical symptoms can range from general breathing difficulties all the way to acute mountain sickness . To avoid altitude-related maladies, we pace our treks appropriately and incorporate acclimatization days throughout the itinerary. There are points throughout many treks during which trekkers may choose to either tackle additional hikes/day trips or rest and relax as their bodies demand.

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu or Pokhara for medical attention.

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests’ whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Practical Matter: The flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable but if the weather is not good they can be canceled for the entire day. It is nice to have a couple of extra additional days in case of delays at the end of your trek. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter this can cost an additional $500 and more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu are not included when flights are delayed although we will make arrangements for you. If your flight is delayed in Lukla we will not provide the accommodation and meals in the cost.

We require an advance payment deposit into our company bank account and the remaining balance you could pay once you would arrive in Kathmandu at our office before the trip departure. We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit reducing a $150 cancellation fee. Once we have booked your flight between Kathmandu and Lukla your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

Its sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping a trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we can not offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

We are happy to propose the 11 days Everest Base camp trekking from Nepal side. Everest base camp is of two base camps on opposite sides of Mount Everest. South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5360m and the  north base camp is in Tibet at an altitude of 5150 m. We have been running 11 days short Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal from Kathmandu joining together with like minded people at the best budget cost: USD 1050. Anyone happy to pay this cost can join on our fixed departure group trek to Everest Base Camp on our fixed departure dates of 2017, 2018. This short 11 days Everest Base Camp Trek Nepal is for everyone who is physically fit, patient and loves the outdoors. Trekking or hiking experience anywhere in the world is strongly recommended for maximum enjoyment of your 11 days Everest base camp trek, Nepal.

The best time of year for trekking Everest base camp are February to May and then September to December. EBC trek during monsoon season is going to be a very wet, and winter is not the good trekking season for EBC Nepal trek as very cold temperatures and heavy snowfall may occur.

Health and Safety: Good overall fitness, flexibility, and healthy will ensure you trek safely and comfortably. Those with acute or chronic health conditions impacting their stamina, range of motion, coordination, or balance may have difficulty completing the trek. If you are in doubt about your own physical readiness, consult a physician well in advance of booking your trip! General hiking experience and comfort with the idea of multi-day hiking will also ensure you are 100% ready to trek!

At higher altitudes – the kind we experience frequently on our treks- your cardiac and pulmonary systems are affected by lower oxygen density. Our bodies must adjust to the mountain elevation gradually, or we can become ill. Physical symptoms can range from general breathing difficulties all the way to acute mountain sickness . To avoid altitude-related maladies, we pace our treks appropriately and incorporate acclimatization days throughout the itinerary. There are points throughout many treks during which trekkers may choose to either tackle additional hikes/day trips or rest and relax as their bodies demand.

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu or Pokhara for medical attention.

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests’ whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Practical Matter: The flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable but if the weather is not good they can be canceled for the entire day. It is nice to have a couple of extra additional days in case of delays at the end of your trek. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter this can cost an additional $500 and more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu are not included when flights are delayed although we will make arrangements for you. If your flight is delayed in Lukla we will not provide the accommodation and meals in the cost.

We require an advance payment deposit into our company bank account and the remaining balance you could pay once you would arrive in Kathmandu at our office before the trip departure. We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit reducing a $150 cancellation fee. Once we have booked your flight between Kathmandu and Lukla your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

Its sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping a trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we can not offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

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