Everest Base Camp Trek

OVERVIEW


Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. The highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest 8848 mtrs, the Everest Base Camp 5363 mtrs, beautiful village of Namche Bazar, Tenboche Monastery, Kalapathhar, Khumbu Icefall, Lukla airport and the ethnic Sherpa People with their unique culture are highlights of this 14 Days Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek. Generally, Mid September to Mid December and Mid March to Mid June are the best months to trek in this region. Twenty five minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu (capital city of Nepal) to Small village of Lukla will take you at the beginning point of this trek followed by 2 days trek leading to small tourist town of Namche which gives you the first sight of Giant Mt Everest along with many other high Mountains.

Further trek through Khumbu Valley brings you at the dreamland of Everest Base Camp located at the height of 5363 mtrs, a challenging hike up to the top of Kalapatthar will give you the best bird eye view of Mt Everest. You will retrace your path along the same route although you can also take have some side alternative routes at some parts of the trail. During the peak season of spring, you might see hundreds of climbers camped around the base camp. What you need to prepare for this challenging trip are Guides, Porters, equipment’s, National Park Permit, Flight Ticket to and from Lukla and the necessary information about the region which we will provide you in detail.

Everest Base Camp Trekking is a famous challenging trek in Khumbu, Nepal. It is a once in a lifetime experience offering you with an adventure of the highest sort. The trek takes you through the beautiful Khumbhu valley, spectacular Everest High Passes and stunning Sherpa Villages leading you towards the Base camp of the Mighty Everest at 5430 meters.

You will appreciate the beauty of the Everest region with stunning view of Everest Ice falls, stunning glaciers and panorama of majestic mountains while you make your way up to the Everest Base Camp. The dramatic view of the mighty Mount Everest after a hike to Kala Patthar (5555 meters) from the base camp, will make the ascend worthwhile. The trek to Everest Base Camp will treat you with marvelous scenery and fabulous cultural experiences.
It offers additional opportunities to experience the spectacular view of other peaks like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu and Ama Dablam. Other major highlights of this trek include stunning landscape, beautiful Rhododendron forest, glacial moraines, foothills, rare species of birds and animals, sunrise from Kala Patthar, the legendary Sherpas; their beautiful settlement, culture, tradition, festivals, dances, monasteries and not to be missed, their warm hospitality.

All our guides during your Everest Base Camp Trekking are experts in detecting any symptoms of altitude sickness and are well trained with first aid medication. In case the symptoms of altitude sickness stops you from ascending further, you can still make a worthwhile trek to lower elevation destinations such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche. Allow us to serve you with the best trekking adventure in the Everest region with our finest services. Our guides are well experienced and well versed with local culture providing you with inside perspectives. We work hard handling every detail of the trek to make your adventure enjoyable and full of pleasant memories.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
 Trek to the foot of breathtaking Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
 Set out on challenging hikes to Kala Pattar (18,192′), Nangkartshang Peak (16,672′) and Everest Base Camp (17,590′).
 Explore Sherpa villages and the ancient Thami and Tengboche monasteries.
 Visit a school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung

Here is the day to day Itinerary for Everest Base Camp trek also called EBC Trek:

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Meet Airport Representative and transfer to hotel on car/bus/van/taxi as arranged.

Day 02: Morning flight (25 min) to Lukla 2860 m, Breakfast at Lukla and trek to Phakding. (2610mtrs), moderate day walk 4 hours through village, forest and riverbank

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Walk through village and forest 0600 hours via Tok Tok, Monjo (National Park Permit Check Post) and Jorsale. Glimpse of Thamsherku Mountain and also Mt. Everest if the weather is clear. Last 2 hrs walk will be the toughest uphill walk

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. Walk up to Everest View Hotel, 2 hours, back to Namche , free evening for shopping, internet, money exchange etc.

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche(3860mtr) 5 hrs., walk through village , stream and forest, here the main route to Base Camp splits up with another famous route to Gokyo lake trekking, lunch at Phortse Tanga on the river bank, last 2 hrs tough uphill until the hotel, visit around Tengboche Monastery, watch a short slideshow in a small eco-home theater if you are interested

Day 06: Trek up to Dingboche (4410m). Walk through Pangboche village 5:30 hours, beautiful view of Amadublum, Tamsherku etc , easy day

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dinboche. hike up to Chhukung 4:25 hours, eat lunch there if you want, back to Dingboche, crucial Night in terms of High Altitude Symptoms, there is a clinic at next village Pheriche if you want to check your health condition

Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910m) through Deboche (suitable for Lunch Place), easy morning, one hr. uphill after lunch, walk through the valley until Tea House at Lobuche , total 5:30 hours walk

Day 09 : Trek to Gorak Shep 5153 mtrs, 0230 hrs walk, Lunch Break, continue walk to EBC(5363m), 0230 hrs, there you are, back to Gorakshep(5153m). Sleep at Gorakshep, toughest day approx. 0730 hrs walk.

Day 10: Early morning around 0500 am hike up to Kalapathar (5545mtrs), 2 hrs, view sunrise over Mt. Everest back to hotel, breakfast and trek down to Pheriche, 5 hours

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house, longest day walk but excitement for warmer weather, bigger village, good hot shower and food

Day 12: Trek down to Lukla (2840m).Last day walk, lunch break at Phakding, Walking 6:30 hours, Last evening at Lukla, celebrate last dinner with guide and porters

Day 13: Morning Flight to Kathmandu, 30 minutes, weather sometimes can postpone your flight for indefinite time, 2 days buffer time is recommended

Day 14: Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Monkey Temple (Buddhist Monastery), Pashupatinath Temple (Hindu Temple, Bouddhanath, Patan durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square, back to Thamel, Free Evening for Shopping, dining.

Day 15: Fly back to your country or next destination.

COST INCLUDES:


 Airport Pick Up and Drops

 Kathmandu Hotel 3 Nights at Four Star Level Accommodations on BB Plan

 Hot Shower Until Namche both way

 Both way Flight ticket Kathmandu-Lukla including Airport Tax

 An English speaking guide for each group up to 7 pax,(assistant guide for group up to 12), necessary porters (One porter for every 2 pax), their salary, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance, transportation, flight tickets,

 All meal during trekking Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

 All accommodation at tea house during trekking

 National Park Permit and TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) card

 Office Service charge

 Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley including guide, site Tickets and transportation by private vehicle

 One Litre Hot Water every evening that can be put inside your sleeping bag for warm night and drink next morning

 Farewell Dinner at Bhanchhaghar Kathmandu (typical Nepalese Food)

 Assist in Rescue arrangements in case of emergency or helicopter flights ( you need to come up with valid travel Insurance)

COST EXCLUDES:


 All bar bills such as alcohol, mineral water etc

 All Meal in Kathmandu except breakfast at Hotel

 All kind of personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet, battery charge, shower above at Namche,

 International Round Ticket and airport tax
 Nepal Entry Visa Fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu)

 Tips to guide, porter, driver etc.

 Travel Insurance ( we can only assist for rescue arrangements)

 Any extra day/night expenses occurred due to natural disasters and any kind of unavoidable situations like landslides, flight delays, earthquakes etc.

 Trekking Equipment: Sleeping bag, down jackets, and walking stick.


Essential Packing List for 14 Days Rapid Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek in Nepal:


 One Duffel Bag at least 60 litres to pack your stuff while in mountain to be carried by porters
 One small day back pack for yourself to carry important stuff like camera, wallet, tissue etc.
 Walking stick (optional)
 One Pair of air proof water proof Jacket and pant
 One pair of Down jacket and a fleece jacket
 Two pair of cotton pant
 Three pairs of Liner Pants
 Five to seven pairs of t-shirts/shirts, long blouse
 One dozen thick hiking shocks and few pairs of medium sized shocks
 One pair water proof Gloves and a pair linear glove
 A pair of sunglass (extra recommended in case lost/broken)
 One pair of trekking boots and a pair light sports shoes
 Torch light and spare batteries
 Sun cream, lipstick, Hat
 Book, Alarm Watch (mobile can be used but charging is costly)
 Some empty plastic bag to pack your used clothes
 Medicine Packet containing basic medicines

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