Everest Base Camp

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Trek to the foothills of the highest peak in the world

The Everest Base Camp itinerary is one of the worlds most sought after treks and the closest you can get to Mt. Everest. Following in the footsteps of legends, our itinerary will walk you through forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs to reach the foothills of the highest peak on earth – the views along the way are simply stunning!

14

Days

$1,600.00 (USD)

Gradient:

Moderate to Fairly Challenging. Note: while the terrain is easy to walk on, it is uphill and at high altitude.
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Highlights:

Namche Bazar More

Namche Bazar

The village is located on crescent shaped mountain slopes that offer stunning views of the mountains across the valley.

Khumjung School More

Khumjung School

Khumjung School was built in 1961 as the first major project of the Himalayan Trust founded by Sir Edmund Hillary

Tengboche Monastery More

Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Sherpa community. It is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It was built in 1916 and in 1934 it was destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt. In 1989, it was destroyed for a second time by a fire and then rebuilt with the help of volunteers and international assistance.

Kala Pattar More

Kala Pattar

Hike to the summit of Kala Pattar and catch the sun rise from behind Mt Everest. A stunning view that should not be missed!!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive and are met at Tribhuvan International Airport. Transferred to your hotel. Briefed on the process for the trip.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding Early breakfast, then picked up from the hotel and taken to the airport for the flight to Lukla 2865m (40 minutes). Start trekking to Phakding, 2650m (3 – 4 hrs) Overnight lodge stay.

Day 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar 3446m (5 – 6 hrs ) Trek through blue pine forests, firs, rhododendron and junipers to Namche Bazaar. Overnight lodge stay.

Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar. Hike to Everest View Hotel, Hilary Village and School – returning to Namche ( 4 – 5 hrs ) Free Day to relax and explore the village, visit the museum, and rest. Overnight lodge stay in Namche.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar - Tengboche 3867m ( 6 hrs ) Trek down to Phunki (3hrs), enjoying stunning views of the famous peaks of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Then up to Tengboche (3hrs), a traditional Sherpa village; experience the Tibet Buddhist monasteries, chat with the monks. Overnight lodge stay in Tengboche

Day 06: Tengboche – Dingboche 4481m ( 4 – 5 hrs ) A short trek to Dingboche through forests of birch, conifers and rhododendron. Trek down to Deboche, across the bridge over the Imja River, trek up to Dingboche. Overnight lodge stay in Dingboche. 

Day 07: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche. After breakfast, the guides will offer taking short hikes (2 -3 hrs), capturing more beautiful views of the Himalaya’s. This is a high altitude resting place to stop, relax and enjoy. Overnight lodge stay in Dingboche.

Day 08: Dingboche – Lobuche 4930m ( 3 – 4 hrs ) Trek through the wide valley towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. At the top of this climb are the memorial stone cairns, built to honour the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. Overnight lodge stay in Lobuche.

Day 09: Lobuche – Gorak Shep 5160m – Base Camp 5365m Our trek follows the Khumbu Glacier to Kala Pattar, then onto Gorak Shep. A very early start to reach the Everest Base Camp, the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. Overnight lodge stay in Gorak Shep.

Day 10: Gorak Shep – Pheriche 4283m ( 6 – 7 hrs ) 4:00 am Start, before breakfast. A must do 2 hr climb to Kala Pattar for the most up-close and stunning sunrise views of Mt. Everest and Pumori. Return back to our lodge for breakfast, a short rest, then trek back to Pheriche. Overnight lodge stay in Pheriche.

Day 11: Pheriche – Namche Bazaar 3500m ( 7 hrs ) Trek down through the valleys to Tengboche. Enjoy a rest stop and lunch. Continue through to Namche Bazaar. Overnight lodge stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla 2800m ( 7 hrs ) Our final days trekking takes us back through the blue pine forests to Lukla. Overnight lodge stay in Lukla.

Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu ( 40 minute flight ) After a final breakfast on the mountains, enjoy the last views of the Himalayas from the sky on your flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Kathmandu Final day of the trek package is a Free day for you to explore, shop, rest before your departure from Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • Airport – Hotel - Airport pick up & dropoff.
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu’s tourist centre.
  • All Tea House (lodge) accommodation during the trek.
  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner meals during the trek.
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu, including airport tax.
  • An experienced Government Licensed Holder guide and porter(s) to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • All guide and porter(s) accommodation, meals, drinks, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax during the trek. 
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All necessary Government required paperwork and National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card, etc.   
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All Government Taxes and Vat.

 Cost Excludes

  • All meals other than breakfast, lunch & dinner during the trek.
  • All drinks – tea, coffee, other hot, water, soft drinks, alcoholic.
  • Hot shower
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Entry Visa – obtained easily upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Personal shopping, laundry, etc
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but not mandatory)
  • All other tour, sightseeing and other activities outside of the main trek.

Trip Dates

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Trip Facts

  • Trip duration: 14 Days
  • Maximum altitude: 5545m
  • Grade: moderate to fairly challenging 
  • Activity: Trekking and Cultural excursion 
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu 
  • Accommodation:  Hotel and Tea House (lodge) 
  • Transportation: Flights to and from Lukla

Equipment List

  • Long Pants / Shorts
  • Thermal tops/leggings
  • Jerseys
  • Jacket – water, wind proof – warm ( down or fibre fill ) 
  • Tramping Boots
  • T-shirts, underwear.
  • Trackpants – warm comfortable clothing for night
  • Gloves – warm, wool
  • Light shoes for night – sneakers or slippers/ug boots, etc
  • Towel and personal toiletries
  • Sleeping bag, warm to -20 degrees  (down or fibrefill – or rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Duffel bag  (canvas or nylon, without a frame - for porters to carry)
  • Daypack  (small, waterproof, for you to carry)
  • Water bottle 1 litre (can purchase in Kathmandu)
  • Headlamp or flashlight

Useful Info

Health and Insurance  

Travel insurance is mandatory for each member of your group and must include cover of trekking/hiking and/or high alpine insurance, up to 6000m, including helicopter rescue. Obtaining insurance is the responsibility of each member to  purchase and provided to us prior to departure from your country.  Refer to our T&C’s Section 6.

Heath and Vaccinations are the responsibility of each member to discuss and cover with a Health Professional prior to departure from your country. Refer to our T&C;s Section 8.

 

 

Some photos from Everest Base Camp: