Everest Base Camp Trekking

Happy Trekker in Everest Base Camp Mount Lhotse during sunset. Upper PangbocheMonks Performing Chants and PujaView from Tengboche

Unquestionably! Most of the trekkers in the world desire to trek to Everest Base Camp once in lifetime. Everest Base Camp Trek has been exceptionally popular for trekkers since the very first successful expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in the 1953 May 29 by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. This area is famous for its brilliant mountain peaks and the welcoming and friendliness of local people. The region is one of the most well-liked trekking destinations for tourists in Nepal. While many of the routes through the mountains are challenging, there are ample places to rest and enjoy a meal along the way. Trekking is possible in this area the whole year round but spring (March-May) and autumn (Sept –Nov) seasons offer best weather for the trip. Mid spring is a good time to see the hedgerows and trees bursting into blooming Rhododendrons, in particular, adding a spectacular splash of color to the landscape. However, the views are much better in autumn after the summer monsoons have cleared the atmosphere of dust, but the days are shorter and cooler.

Everest Base Camp Trek proposed to fulfill the dream of many people to experience the significant route to the base of the world´s Highest Peak in the World. Our carefully devised itinerary with a number of rest days offers an excellent way to acclimatize securely. On the trip of a lifetime we have learned never to hurry a trip to higher altitude but taking an extra few days makes all the difference to really being able to enjoy your trek. A slow ascent through wonderful Sherpa villages allows us time to enjoy the panorama, wildlife and visit a number of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, take photos of prayer walls, manis and scenic mountain views. Our trek culminates with a fine opportunity to trek to both Lukla Everest Base Camp, at the elevation of 5380m and the nearby peak of Kala Pattar/5545m for fantastic views of Mount Everest. Our staffs; whose exceptional experience, knowledge and passion for trekking in the Khumbu add a further dimension to this memorable trip. We may have an opportunity to observe Mani Rimdu Festival in Tengboche Monastery which is celebrated during October November full moon and Everest Marathon is held in May 29 every year. We, Wilderness Excursion Pvt Ltd - Nepal based local well reputed adventure trekking company offers best budget package cost and excellent services with experienced Local Sherpa guide for Everest Base Camp Trek.   

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Meet and greet in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Get permits, rest and preparation, visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu (optional) (B)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2610m). (B. L, D)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m); 5-6 hours walk. (B. L, D).
Day 05: Acclimatization and rest day at Namche Bazaar. (B. L, D).
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m); 5 hours. (B. L, D).
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m); 5-6 hours walk. (B. L, D).
Day 08: Rest and acclimatization in Dingboche. (B. L, D).
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m); 5-6 hours walk. (B. L, D).
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5160m); 3 hours, hike to Everest Base Camp. (B. L, D).
Day 11: Excursion Kalapathr (5545m) and trek to Pheriche 5-6hours walk. (B. L, D)
Day 12: Trek to Namche (3440m); 6-7 hours walk. (B. L, D)
Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800m) 7-8 hours walk. (B. L, D)
Day 14: Fly back Kathmandu. (B. L, D)
Day 15: Fly back to home country. See off in airport by our staff.

Trip Note: Everest Base Camp Trek can be customized as per your requirements that suit your time and trip cost. Everest Base Camp Trek Cost we offer USD 1275 per person is standard price on double occupancy basis though it varies as per group size, season, mode of tour and length trek etc. The package price will be according to group size, nationality, season of your trek, mode of accommodation in Kathmandu and on the trail head so please kindly provide us your details for personalized tour program. For your information Lukla flight is notorious for being delay by few hours or canceled for a day rarely, it may happen even in peak trekking season also as you know how climate change is affecting our world. So, please allow a couple of spare night/s in Kathmandu following your trek if possible. B L D = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Flying to Kathmandu is thrilling with the views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost delighted, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. Our company representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: in Kathmandu
It is paper work day today; you could do preparation day or take rest if you have been taking a long flight to Kathmandu. We leave you the choice to visit Kathmandu - is known as “the city of temples” and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. A guided tour can be arranged to famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swayambhunath; known as money temple among westerners. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m)
Take exciting and adventurous flight to Lukla (2800m) from Kathmandu with beautiful views of landscape and snow capped mountains and start our trek to Phakding. It is pleasant walk of 3 hours today passing many colorful Tibetan Buddhist prayer walls, monasteries and monuments. We have a tea or lunch trek on the way to Phakding. Phakding is a beautiful town of Sherpa village at the altitude of 2610m. When you arrive, you will check into your room and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and starting the acclimatization process. Make sure you keep well hydrated, drinking 4 to 5 liters of water a day is essential all the way through the trek. 9km (5.6 ml) to Phakding. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m).
After hot breakfast; we start our trek to Namche viaToktok, Benkar, Monjo and Jorsalle. For the first couple of hours on day 2 you will get to cross some of the famous suspension bridges, while gradually moving up-hill towards the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park, the official entrance to the Everest Region. You continue downhill on for a short time before it levels out to flat ground on mixed terrain. The trail then follows the river to the final high suspension bridge before you begin the long ‘Namche Hill’, which can take 2 hours, to reach the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. Our itinerary has us based in Namche Bazaar for 2 nights at (3,340m / 11,286ft) The total for today’s trekking is usually 5-6 hours long with plenty of breaks and rest along the way. There are many exposed parts on the trail so be aware of your surroundings and stay away from drops and exposed parts of the trail. From Phakding to Namche is 14 km/ 5 miles Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Taking rest is vital for the trekkers to schedule an ‘acclimatization day’ to acclimatize our body and to avoid AMS further up the trail. This never means we have to stop walking but it is always suggested to hike to higher elevation and sleep at lower so we can hike up to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains, walk to twin Sherpa village (Khumjung and Khunde) and visit Sherpa museum or hang around at Namche Bazaar. There are many hotels, lodges, restaurants, bars, cyber café, boutiques, souvenir shops and groceries at Namche. This place is nice to hang around. Stay over in lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3870m); 5 hours
Today; we hike towards Tengboche at the altitude of 3870m. In the morning, we start our trek like as before days and the trail first goes up for 20minutes then continues to straight pleasing trail until reaching Kyanjuma and takes about 1 and half hour walk and then the trail drops down to the Dudh Kosi River and cross by suspension bridge at Phungitenga. We can see a series of picturesque water driven prayer wheel. Then we will have lunch in Phungi Thangna. From here it will take 2 to 3 hours to hike up the long hill to the town of Tengboche. This is a gradual but long ascent and the total time will be 5 - 6 hours of hiking today. 12km/ 7.5 miles. Explore the region’s most active Buddhist Monastery at 4PM and visit sacred land exhibition center. The views of the mountains are fabulous in the morning and evening. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m); 5 hours walk.
The trail continues through the Rhododendrons, birch and blue pine forests until reaching the suspension bridge near the Pangboche village which takes about 2 hours. Then we cross the bridge and we climb up gently steep trail until Pangboche village. We will have lunch break at Somare. After lunch the trail continues in the isolated pastures and fields till Orsho, left trail goes to Pheriche and right trail continues to Dingboche. Then we continue our trek to following the upstream of Imja Khola. Finally we arrive in Dingboche which takes about 2 hours. Now we have a good view of Amadablam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Tawache, Tsolache, Lobuche and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 08. Another rest and acclimization day in Dingboche
Today, we spend another night in Dingbouche to further the acclimatization process. From here we will aim to reach the height of (4,900m/ 16,076ft), gaining 500m/1,640ft, in this acclimatization trek which should take approximately 3 hours. We will enjoy the views and rest for about 30-45 mins at the high point before dropping back down for lunch and an afternoon of relaxing. 3km/ 1.86 miles and 500m/ 1,640 feet of ascent and descent. We have option to hike Nangkar Tshang (5616m), this is will be physically much demanding but worth of better view of Mount Makalu and surrounding peaks. Overnight in Dingboche in lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 5-6 hours walk.
The short climb brings us to the ridge above Dingboche and past the small Chhorten trail goes through easy grassy moraine above the Khumbu Khola valley until reaching Thukla. We can see a short glimpse of the majestic peak of Pumori, Nuptse, Lobuche, Cholatse, Tawache, Amadablam and other small peaks. The trail steeply ascends from Thukla until reaching at the top of the ridge, is an array of cairn memorials and large heaps of stones with prayer flags, remembering mountaineers who passed away on missions to climb Everest. Then your trail continues to Lobuche which takes about an hour. We will be trekking for a total of 5-6 hours today. 12km/ 7.5 miles. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep (5160m); 2-3 hours walk.
After breakfast hot breakfast in the morning, we continue our trek in the left bank of Khumbu glacier and steep climb up till Changri glacier, and then short descend to reach Gorak shep. It takes about 2 and half hour. We take lunch break there, book room and dropped stuffs then hike to Everest Base Camp. Today is very challenging day for most people. You have a choice to hike Kala Patthar (5545m) to catch a sunset on Everest instead of hiking to base camp. You can make it next day. 10km/ 6.2 miles Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 11: Hike up to Kalapathr 95545m) and trek to Pheriche 5-6hours walk.
Early in the morning, hike to Kala Pathar 5550m; meaning black stone. It is 400m ascends to Kala Pathar view point from hotel, takes max. 2 hours. Now the view is 360˙degreet view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbutse, Pumori, Lingtren, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lobuche peak and other peaks all around. There is also unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. Then we walk down to hotel after breakfast continue our trek to Pheriche via Lobuche and Thukla, the trail continues gently descends till reaching Pheriche. Stay overnight in lodge.
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Day 12: Trek to Namche (3870m); 6-7 hours walk.
Today we will trek from Pheriche back to Namche Bazaar. Today is another long day and can take approximately 8 to 9 hours. As you are heading down-hill, to lower levels of altitude, and you can cover the ground quicker than on the way up. When you get back to Namche you will get to enjoy the delights at the Namche Bakery or play a few rounds of pool at Cafe Danfe before we rest up for the long walk back to Lukla tomorrow. 22km/ 13.7 miles

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2800m), 7-8 hours walk.

This is another long day and can be one of the hardest as your body is tired after the trek. You start the day going back down Namche Hill and then the long stretch back to Lukla. You will pass Phakding before starting the last uphill section into Lukla where we will sleep for one more night. Today’s trek can take 7 to 8 hours. 21km/ 13 miles. Overnight in Lukla in lodge.

Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu.
After hot breakfast at Lukla fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla at around 8:30am. It is a picturesque flight of 35 minutes. You can visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath on the way back from Lukla as it is on the way to your hotel or do some last hour shopping for loved and dear ones back home and chill out at Thamel as per your interest. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Fly back to home country.
We will drop you at international airport and see you off and wish you for safe journey for back home.

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers by private car or van as per group size.
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered friendly local Sherpa guide.
  • 1 Assistant guides to take care of the group/porters if group size is more than 6 pax.
  • 1 Sharing high altitude porter for 2 travellers to carry your luggage (weight limit 25kg)
  • 3 Nights sharing deluxe room in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin/double occupancy
  • Clean and neat accommodation in trekking lodges on twin/double sharing basis.
  • All breakfast during the trip.
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  • Hot table drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) during the trek on cup basis.
  • Cookies and seasonal fresh fruits during the trip.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round flight fare (USD 320 per person)
  • Round flight ticket for your guide and assistant guide.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit and TIMS Card.
  • Salary, food and accommodation of your guide and porters.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for your guide and porters.
  • Office service charge, government taxes and vat etc.
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live stage culture show.
     

 


Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except farewell dinner.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • All the bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water, internet serives and battery charge during trekking.
  • Personal travel insurance, phone calls, laundry,
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary, flight delay, natural calamities etc.
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters.

 

Fixed Departure Dates

Start Dates End Dates Status  
10 Oct, 2017 26 Oct, 2017 Available Book
17 Oct, 2017 02 Nov, 2017 Available Book
22 Oct, 2017 07 Nov, 2017 Available Book
30 Oct, 2017 15 Nov, 2017 Available Book
Lukla Airport, the main gate way to Everest Base Camp trekBuddhist Prayer Wheel at Ghat VillageA Sherpa Town of Jorsalle VillageNamche Bazaar - beautiful Sherpa townTengboche Monastery - the region´s most active Buddhist temple Monks Performing the chants and Puja during Mani Rimdu festival at TengbocheSunset view on Mt. Lhotse from DingbocheA yak and Mt. Amadablam in the background A Buddhist Chorten in NamcheView from Kala PattharSunset View on Mount Everest from Kala PattharPrayers Curved in the Stone

Trip Facts

Trip Destination:
Everest Base Camp
Total Duration:
15 Days
Trek Duration:
11 Days
Difficulty
Moderate
Group Size :
Min 2 Pax
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Max. Altitude :
5545m
Accommodation:
Teahouse and Lodge
Transportation:
Domestic Flight
Departure Point:
Kathmandu Domestic Airport
Trip Cost :
$1275 Per person

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