Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration 14 Days Difficulty5,545m

Trip Highlights

The mountain views seen along the way, the rich natural terrain and its prospect of Sherpa tradition is what makes the Everest Base Camp Short Trek journey a daring feat of adventures in the alpine acreages of Khumbu.

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous treks in the world. It takes you on a fantastic journey to the highest peak on earth. You’ll be following the footsteps of the world’s most famous climbers as you travel across the beautiful Khumbu region. Reaching the Everest Base Camp is certainly on everyone’s bucket list, but you just need to take a step to turn that into reality.

The Magnificence and Glory

The trek offers you some amazing views of mountains along with a peek into the life of the Sherpas. Along the way, you’ll enter the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO world heritage site and visit several monasteries. This is the journey that Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary initiated in 1953.

Everest Base Camp entails a challenge of hiking for about 12 days in high altitudes. Moreover, you traverse through narrow sloppy paths and steep inclines as you aim for the base camp of Everest.

We begin by taking a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight itself is quite stunning as you can view some stunning views from the window. We’ll then land on Lukla which is at the height of 2840 meters. We begin our hike from Lukla. It will take us ten days to reach the final destination that is Kaala Patthar, which is at 5545 meters. The mountains that you can view from up-close are endless. These include Lhotse, Nuptse, Kwangde, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, and Everest, among others.

Additionally, the town of Namche Bazaar is an exceptional sight in itself. Filled with vibrant homes and teahouses, Namche Bazaar is also known as the gateway to the high Himalayas.

Formidable, yet Rewarding

As you reach the base camp, you’ll feel as if you’ve accomplished something great. Indeed, you have walked for several days and ascended a few thousand meters. However, the final scenery is something gratifying. It’s a feeling that you’ll cherish for your entire life.

Everest Base Camp trek definitely takes a few days of your time and in some cases can be moderately challenging. But if you are seeking to explore the Himalayas and want to make a memory for life, then this trek is something you just shouldn’t miss.


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TRIP DETAILS
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best time to visit Dec, Jan, Feb,
  • Max-Altitude 5,545m
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Group Size Min. 2Pax
  • Tour Type Private tour
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Our representative will meet you at the airport. We will then have a meeting later in the evening before going to the hotel.

After having breakfast, we start our guided tour of Kathmandu sightseeing. We will visit many of the World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Durbar Squares. These places are of vital historical and cultural significance. The temples are sacred sites for Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Similarly, the durbar square areas represent the various kings and rulers throughout Nepal’s rich history. We will have lunch during the day along with dinner in the evening before returning to our hotel.

Early in the morning, we will get to the airport in our private vehicle. From there, we will fly towards Lukla and reach there in about half an hour. After getting off the plane, we will hike up to Phakding, which takes about 3 hours.

We will walk along the Dudh Koshi as we ascend through the pine and cedar forests. After 6 hours of trek, we’ll finally reach Namche Bazaar. The village is a historical site where there used to be trading between the Nepalese and Tibetans. We will browse around the village and relax for the rest of the day.

We will spend the fourth day acclimatizing. However, we will not sit still as we will hike to the Syangboche Airport and Everest Hotel. Syangboche Airport is the highest airport in the world. On the other hand, Everest Hotel offers some splendid views of mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, etc. We will also visit a museum and a photo gallery.

On the next day, we will descend into the valley of Dudh Koshi and ascend again after reaching Pungki Thanka. After walking for about 5 hours, we will reach Tengboche, where we will spend the night.

We descend through a forest and cross the Imja Khola. Hiking further, we pass through the village of Pangboche. We will continue to see some gorgeous views of Mt. Lhotse and Amadablam, among others. After five hours, we will reach the ‘summer valley’ of Dingboche.

The seventh day is also for acclimatization. We will trek for a total of six hours from reaching the Nagarjun Hill to coming back to Dingboche. We will climb to an altitude of 5100m where we will see some excellent views of the mountains. We then return back to Dingboche.

We will walk along a broad valley passing through Pheriche. We hike for about 5 hours before reaching Lobuche.

After hiking up for a short while, we can see the Khumbu Glacier down below. We will walk further and pass through Gorekshep and continue to Everest Base Camp. After walking for 3 hours, we will reach the Base Camp. We will explore the glorious site where the climb to the top begins. As there are no tea houses or lodges there, we will hike back to Gorakshep where we spend the night.

On the 10th day, we will hike to Kalapatthar. Situated at 5545 meters, Kalapatthar is a vantage point that provides some extraordinary views of Everest along with other mountains. After enjoying the view, we will hike back to Gorekshep and then descend to Pheriche.

We walk back along Imja Khola and climb to Tengboche. We then keep hiking down to Pungki Thanka and walk the easy downhill trail to Namche. It takes about 7 hours to reach Namche.

We continue back along the Dudh Koshi River to reach the airstrip at Lukla.

We take an early flight to Kathmandu.

Our representative will take you to the airport for your final departure.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek, we provide you attached bathroom with hot shower at Lukla, Phakding, and Namche.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek, if required.
  • North Nepal T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit).
  • Government taxes and office service charges.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions in the itinerary’.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos).
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Hot shower during the trek except for Phakding, Namche and Lukla.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • WiFi internet during the trek.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.

FAQs

  • Lifetime adventurous hiking experiences towards Mount Everest.
  • Superb views of world highest peak {Mt. Everest} Amadablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku, Lhotse, and Khumbu icefall.
  • Explore the Sherpa settlement region.
  • Walk around the Mount Everest Base camp.
  • Incredible Himalayas flight experience to the Everest region.
  • Tengboche monastery which is 17th century oldest monastery.
  • Sightseeing tour in historical UNESCO world cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.

The suitable time for this trekking is spring and autumn.

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of the visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange an additional activity for your time in Nepal. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), get the free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

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