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Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Price
  • USD 1700
  • Trip Grade
  • Moderate
  • Max Elevation
  • 5,554m/18,192ft
  • Best Time
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Activities
  • Trekking
  • Total Duration
  • 14 Days
  • Group Size
  • 2-35 people

This is one the worldwide famous trekking trail in the world. We witness the  famous Sherpas culture, their faith in Buddhism, Namche Bazaar, the Sagarmatha National Park, the mightiest viewpoint of Kalapatthar and the Everest Base Camp itself. Furthermore, we reach Tengboche Monastery which is the highest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal and come close to four of the world’s six tallest peaks: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho-Oyu. We begin our hike to the Everest base camp with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla equipped with all necessary permits and trekking gears. Trekkers who are physically fit, in good health, and have a little experience with high altitude walks can sign up for this trip.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu(1300m) and getting prepared
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2651m), max 4 hrs trek
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3438m), max 6 hrs trek
Day 04 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05 : Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m), max 6 hrs trek
Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m), max 6 hrs trek
Day 07: Acclimatization at Dingboche
Day 08 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m), max 6 hrs trek
Day 09 : Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m), max 7 hrs
Day 10 : Gorakshep to Pheriche (4,288m) with Kala Patthar (5545m), max 8 hrs trek
Day 11: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m), max 7 hrs trek
Day 12 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m), max 7 hrs trek
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 14: Final departure to sweet home
Day 01:  Arriving in Kathmandu(1300m) and getting prepared

We will be waiting you at Kathmandu international airport holding a signboard with your full name so that you could recognize us so easily. When you come out, we will take private car to get 3*** hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Shortly you will do check in and get refreshed. Our tour leader Dilip will explain you about the overall glimpse of our full 14 days tour then in evening we will have a fantastic welcome dinner together at one of the Nepalese famous kitchen which introduces you a very unique Nepalese cuisine.

Day 02:  Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2651m), max 4 hrs trek

An early flight to Lukla and landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla. Once we reach there, you will have quick breakfast. Then we will proceed towards Phakding which is slightly downhill from Lukla, so it will be comparatively easier day in your trek.

Day 03:  Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3438m), max 6 hrs trek

Today we we walk through a beautiful Sherpa villages along the Dudh Koshi river crossing  many suspension bridges.  The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get our first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Upon this juncture, we stop for a while to admire the view. We still need to hike about 1.5 hrs to reach Namche Bazaar, a trading center of Everest region.

Day 04 :   Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)

This is the scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. We either spend the day taking hiking to Thame or Khumjung  or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. We further climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth.

Day 05 :  Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m), max 6 hrs trek

The trail leads moderately flat with superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku, Khangtaiga. The trail continues wild lives spot of musk deer, colorful pheasant. Trail descend to Dudh Koshi river where few lodges and series of picturesque water driven prayer wheels. Cross suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River a steep climb through pine and juniper forest, walk about 2 hours bring us to Tenboche. The famous  Monastery with the background of Ama Dablam, Nupte, Mt. Everest and many more peaks.

Day 06:   Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m), max 6 hrs trek

Morning views of Everest and magnificent Ama-Dablam, walk leads downhill for few hours to the bridge over Imjatse River, after the bridge walking on open country where the tree lines disappears only for few sparse vegetation and juniper bushes, walking on the gentle uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters, the last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk on the nice terrain with last climb to Dingboche village.

Day 07:  Acclimatization at Dingboche

Our second acclimatization day, the group will be taken to Nagarjun Hill(5050m). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu(8463m). After appreciating the surrounding scenery we trek back to our camp in Dingboche, relaxing in the evening.

Day 08 :  Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m), max 6 hrs trek

We are now well above the tree line and our walking today brings us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Dughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpas killed on expeditions to Everest. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche.

Day 09 :  Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m), max 7 hrs

The trail follows windy and rocky path with crest of north ridge to Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, etc. Trail continues along side of Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep. Check in to Hotel, Lunch and afternoon set out to visit world’s highest base camp Everest Base Camp. Base Camp has no view of Mt. Everest but fantastic view of Khumbu Ice fall and colorful camp site of Everest expedition during expedition season.

Day 10 :  Gorakshep to Pheriche (4,288m) with Kala Patthar (5545m), max 8 hrs trek

We do some 2 hrs climb up to get Kala Patthar early in the morning. From  Kala Patthar can be seen countless snow massive peaks to its all directions. Spending some minutes there for the beautiful photographs, we come down to Gorakshep. After returning for breakfast in Gorak Shep, we’ll begin our return journey to Pheriche, beautiful sherpa village.

Day 11:  Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m), max 7 hrs trek

Now, we are trekking back to Namche, an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest and few traditional villages. Tengbuche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views where we stopped for lunch then we will retrace to Namche.

Day 12 :  Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m), max 7 hrs trek

Following the morning breakfast, we continue our trek to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi River. The trail goes steeply downward with rocky terrain. Even though, we are walking the same route, we feel completely different then the before. We pass through the rhododendron, pine and oaks forest and several snow covered peaks.

Day 13:  Fly to Kathmandu

After the breakfast, we will check in to Lukla airport and board the plane to Kathmandu. Flight is again depended on weather conditions so delay could happen! In Kathmandu, in the the evening,we  will host a farewell dinner at one of the finest restaurant.

Day 14:  Final departure to sweet home

Today your Nepal stay is going end !  Majestic Himalaya representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 1 hour before your scheduled flight. We wish sweet journey  for your way back to home.

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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • The cost of international flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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