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Everest Base Camp Trek - 17 Days

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Trip Highlights

– Journey to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain and Kalapathar
– Ancient monastery in Tengboche (3,867m), explore
– Tread the less trodden route to Everest base camp
– Lively villages of legendary Sherpas
– 17 days of pure adventure with a full support crew

The Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in the entire 2400 km stretch of the Himalayas in Nepal, with the extraordinary culture of the Sherpa community as well as breathtaking views, providing a true Himalayan experience while trekking at the base of Mt.

Experience the majesty of Mount Everest [8,848m/29,029ft] up close with views of many other snow-capped mountains on our all-inclusive Everest Base Camp Trek. The Everest Base Camp trek gained popularity in 1953 when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first climbed the mountain, and it has been a favorite of beginner climbers ever since.

The trail goes over [5,000m/16,400ft] for the last few days before reaching Everest Base Camp but the trek isn’t as strenuous as imagined and does not require prior trekking experience while promising a fulfilling journey. Adding to the fun-filled Everest base camp trekking tour, the panoramic views of the Himalayas, monasteries, culture and the mountain flight to Lukla are a few of the highlights of this trip.

This trip is not just about Everest base camp; We also get a chance to climb Kala Pattar (5545m) for a panoramic view of Everest. We are confident that this base camp in the magnificent Khumbu region of Nepal is the best trek.

BETTER ITINERARY

Our Everest base camp trek itinerary has been devised carefully keeping more acclimatization, visiting less trodden routes and exploring hidden valleys. Instead of following the standard route from Namche to Dingboche, we detour from Namche Bazar for 3 days and explore the side villages such as Khumjung and Phortse. This side tour also minimises the rapid ascent from Namche Bazar [3450m/11319ft] to Dingboche [4412m/14475ft] and provides a better-acclimatized walk.

Your journey to Everest base camp gets into gear at the ancient valley of Kathmandu. After a night at Kathmandu, we embark on a fantastic mountain flight to Lukla airport built with the help of the famous mountaineer we all know as the late Sir Edmund Hillary, for whose namesake this famous trail of the Everest Base Camp was born. On touchdown at Lukla airport, we meet our senior guide and the other crew members, sort out our equipment and sooner than later, we hit these famous trails to the foothills of the king of all peaks – Mt. Everest.

We begin our hike slow & easy by the banks of the clean waters of the Dudh Kosi River, into the soul of Sherpa country on onto the thespian high alpine scenery beyond the horizons. We get off the primary trails sometimes and stroll into friendly villages, including the hustling bazaar of Namche. The village towns of the Khumbu, Namche Bazaar and Dingboche are ideal spots to get well acclimatized; before we make a beeline on routes used by famous mountaineers to reach Everest Base Camp. Apart from visiting Khumjung and Phortse, we will spend 2 nights at Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft] and another 2 nights at Dingboche [4,412m/14,475ft] for proper acclimatization and allow our body to adapt to the high altitude.

ALL INCLUSIVE EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

Our Everest Base Camp Trek is an all-inclusive trip which means you only need cash for your personal expenses. Accommodation in Kathmandu and breakfast, lunch and dinner three times a day (down jacket, sleeping bag and waterproof duffel bag), all necessary permits for trekking, guide, support staff, domestic air fare, transfers to and from Kathmandu etc. included. .

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Stay in Kathmandu for trek preparation and exploration
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3/4 hrs
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 hrs
Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization
Day 06: Trek From Namche Bazar to Khumjung (3,780m) 5/6 hrs
Day 07: From Khumjung to Phortse (3,840m) 5/6 hrs
Day 08: From Phortse to Dingboche (4,412m) 6/7 hrs
Day 09: Hike to Nagaratsanga Peak (5,083m) 3/4 hrs and rest
Day 10: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 6/7 hrs
Day 11: Lobuche to EBC (5,364m) and retrace back to Gorkshep (5,140m) 7/8 hrs
Day 12: Hike to Kalapathar (5,545m) and back to Pheriche (4,371m) 8/9 hrs
Day 13: From Pheriche to Namche bazaar (3440m) 5/6 hrs
Day 14: Trek from rom Namche bazaar to Lukla (2,860m) 6/7 hrs
Day 15: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 16: Contingency (free day in Kathmandu)
Day 17: International departure

HOW MUCH DOES-EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK COST?

All inclusive Trek Price for individual/solo trekker; USD 1,699
This cost includes permit, guide, porter, airfare, transport, accommodation and food. But the cost varies according to the size of the group, customize your trek: this is a general itinerary, which can always be “tailormade” individually. Trek packages can be redesigned or redeveloped according to your taste.
Tell us about your travel needs. We will work together to customize your trip to meet your exact needs so you have a memorable trip.

WHEN IS THE BEST SEASON TO TREK THE EVEREST REGION?

Mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring) are the best seasons for teahouse/lodge treks in Nepal.
June to August (monsoon) are the rainy months. Very difficult but the weather is perfect for keen botanists and the skies are sometimes clear.
During the trek, it offers a magnificent view of rhododendron flowers blooming in March, April and May.
We do not recommend the trek in winter (December February). But if you trek to your liking, the morning temperature is cool but not unbearable and it warms up during the day trek with clear skies on most days.

TOOLS AND GEARS

When deciding what to pack in your bag, it is important to check the features of the trek as well as the season/month you are coming to Nepal. If you’re wondering what to pack, here’s our recommended packing list and tools.
Check the equipment checklist.

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. After completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage at the airport, please exit the arrival hall. You will be waited for outside the arrivals hall and taken to your booking hotel. Please see the placard with your name on it when exiting the arrival hall. And upon arrival at the hotel will be served welcome drinks and after you freshen up, will inform you about your trip.

Day 2
Stay in Kathmandu for trek preparation and exploration

Today we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour. This will include a visit to the world’s largest Buddhist pilgrimage site, Boudha Nath Stupa. We also visit Pashupatinath, home to the country’s most famous Hindu temple, situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. Here we will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims taking a ritual bath, and occasionally, pyres on the ghats. The cremation ground here is also used for the royal family and commoners living nearby. Your afternoon will be free to relax in the hotel garden or visit Thamel for some exciting shopping. You will be given your trek departure orientation in the afternoon by our senior guide.

Day 3
Flight Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610m) 3/4 hrs

After breakfast, we take flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at 2860m. The airstrip, built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s, has a flight time of about 35 minutes. After landing we will have time to explore the village while the porter team loads the trekking equipment in order. Then, we start the trek, and where we go to the main trail of Namche Bazar above Chowrikhark. We descend to Dudhkoshi river. The walk is easy and after passing the small village on the ghat it is a short walk to Phakding where we will stay for the night.

Day 4
Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440m) 6/7 hrs

Today we leave Phakding and go to Namche market. Trekking along the Dudhkoshi River, and crossing suspension bridges, we pass through lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron, pine and juniper to reach Monjo Village. And then we enter Everest National Park to go to EBC. And our guide will take care of every permit needed to enter the park. After entering the park, we cross two suspension bridges on our way to Namche Bazaar. And we climbed steeply for 2 hours to reach Namche and finally we reached Namche market. Namche Bazaar offers a panoramic view of Mount Everest (8848.86 m), Lhotse (8516 m) and Thamserku (6623 m). En route and overnight at Namche Bazar Lodge.

Day 5
Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization

We spend the second night in Namche to create an environment suitable for high altitude. Namche is a prosperous village, situated on a large protected moat. After breakfast, there are several options: climb the beautiful Bhotekhola river valley towards Thame (3810 m), or visit the National Park headquarters to see interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There are mountaineering demonstrations and descriptions of the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides will be there to advise and help you along the way. And in the evening we also explore the market town of Namche. And overnight at the lodge.

Day 6
Trek From Namche Bazar to Khumjung (3,780m) 5/6 hrs

Instead of following the usual standard itinerary, we plan a trip from Namche to Dingboche to create a good atmosphere and visit hidden valleys. The route to Khumjung and Fortse is shorter than the standard route. We have a 3.4 hour walk to Khumjung via Everest View Hotel.

Day 7
From Khumjung to Phortse (3,840m) 5/6 hrs

The next day we were on our way to Fortsey on the Low Trowden route. Fortse is also a village called Mount Everest Summit. This is the only village in the area to climb the highest mountain in the Everest region. If you want to visit, there is also a newly built climbing center in Fortsey. Consult your guide for the tour. Khumjung to Phortse 4/5 hours walk.

Day 8
From Phortse to Dingboche (4,412m) 6/7 hrs

Today we walk through some chortens, gem walls, and some small villages, then we taste our food on the way as we enjoy some more views of Amdablum above. We trek through Pangboche to the highest point of the true permanent settlements of the valley and reach the regular settlement on the way to Dingboche, the biggest climb of the day. The main occupation of the locals of Dingboche is agriculture. We can see fields surrounded by stone walls at Dingboche. Wheat, potato, and barley are the major crops of the Himalayas.

Day 9
Hike to Nagartsang Peak (5,083m) 3/4 hrs and rest

Climb up to Nagartsang Peak and sleep down Dingboche!! This is a day to relax without being inactive. Our trek to Nagartsang Peak (5,083 m) adds to our immateriality and when we climb it, we soon realize that the dreaded climb was worth it. It helps to adapt to higher altitudes, then return to Dingboche for a free afternoon to relax. It helps a lot in the heights of Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar.

Day 10
Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m) 6/7 hrs

From Dingboche, we will cross some teahouses in Dugla, climb the dangerous moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, and cross a series of stone monuments in memory of the Sherpas who lost their lives in the mountains. On the side of the valley. It is an amazing view to watch the sunset in Nuptse from this point. The wind and cold are a bit longer here than in Dingboche. Walking time is 6/7 hours.

Day 11
Lobuche to EBC (5,364m) and retrace back to Gorekshep (5,140m) 7/8 hrs

Getting to Everest Base Camp requires a real early start. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way past the icy peaks and holes of the Khumbu Glacier. After a short lunch and rest, we drive to Everest Base Camp via the once huge Gorak Shep Lake. We truly appreciate the Everest climbers who trek the perilous route through the Khumbu Icefall only after reaching Everest Base Camp. The climber’s tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of the gray surroundings (especially in spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori mountains can be seen from the base camp. On the return leg, we can take the high road for a magnificent view of the Khumbu Icefall and the route to the South Col. And we return to Gorakshep. One night stays here.

Day 12
Hike to Kalapathar (5,545m) and back to Pheriche (4,371m) 8/9 hrs

Today is the most important part of our journey. Seeing the first light of day on Everest, we start our trek at 4 am to see the dramatic views from Kalapatta. However, we should prepare in advance for the early morning, dark and cold temperatures (-10 to -14C) departure. Also, there is always the possibility of cold winds which are very common. However, to the east, familiar peaks such as Lingtran, Khumbutse, and Changtse Towers can be seen between the West Bank and Nuptse Peak. While climbing the black stone, we can take our last breath at many great views by clicking pictures. After a few hours of climbing we reach Kalapathar. From here, we climb a rocky outcrop near the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. When we reach the top, we sit on black rocks and our eyes take in incredible Himalayan views, rolling from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as possible from our camera so that they last a lifetime. After this we slowly descend back to Feriche. For a good night’s rest that we really deserve. happens.

Day 13
From Pheriche to Namche bazaar (3440m) 5/6 hrs

Today, we return to the standard road to Namche Bazaar via Pangboche and Tengboche. Again the view of the mountains is breathtaking. The panoramic views of the Himalayas from Kanjuma are unreal, Ama Dablam in front of you. There we rest for lunch and another 1:30 hour walk from Kanjuma to Namche market for Namche.

Day 14
Trek from rom Namche bazaar to Lukla (2,860m) 6/7 hrs

Today, from Namche Bazar, we are crossing the river Dudhkoshi and trekking to Lukla. From Namche, it’s a steep descent for a few hours and then it’s a gradual trek along the Dudh Koshi river. We will reach Lukla by making the final climb to Lukla airstrip. And the rest of the day is free and you can relax in the warm sun and reflect on the emotional experiences we had while walking through these great mountains that helped us rediscover ourselves in the least expected way. On these majestic mountains. So today we will celebrate the successful completion of our trek during dinner with our Sherpa guides and porters who will all be happy to end this wonderful journey with a happy ending. Then we fell into a blissful sleep.

Day 15
Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m)

We get up early in the morning, enjoy our b/fast & get ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. On our touchdown at the Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free to do your own things.

Day 16
Contingency (free day in Kathmandu)

Enjoy a leisure day in Kathmandu. This day can also be used as a contingency for any possible delays due to flight cancellation etc.
Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.

Day 17
International departure

Thanks for joining us on this trek and it’s been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Stay in touch. Your AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions representative will transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, (SAFE TRAVEL!! We hope to see you again)

COST INCLUSION

  • All arrivals and departures at Kathmandu Airport are mentioned
  • Twin shared accommodation in Kathmandu 3* hotel
  • Comfortable lodge / tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All meals from the first day of the trek to the last day of the trek
  • All transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket
  • All necessary paperwork. (Entry Permit and Trekkers TIMS Card)
  • (licensed by Govt.) Experienced and Qualified Trek Guide
  • With 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio (1 porter for every 2 trekkers)
  • Insurance for guide and porter which includes their emergency rescue
  • Staff salary, food and accommodation during the trek
  • Essential equipment for guides and porters
  • A comprehensive first aid kit for the trek
  • In case of emergency during the trip, a helicopter will be arranged by AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. that will be paid for by your passenger’s insurance company.
  • You are advised to add a day after the trek as flights to and from Lukla may sometimes get canceled due to weather. However, there is an option of a helicopter, the cost of which has to be paid by the customer himself. If not cancelled, the day can be used for sightseeing or rest day.

COST EXCLUSION

  • Nepal Visa and International Flight
  • Travel insurance. (recommended)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Any drinks on the trip
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Expenditure on personal toilet paper, medicine and confectionery etc
  • Any other else not mentioned in "price included"
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • 16N/17 Days
  • Difficulty/4 out of 5 (Strenuous)
  • 5,545m/18,193ft
  • September - Mid December / March - Mid May
  • From Kathmandu
  • Departs, Kathmandu
  • A/C Private Jeep & Airplane
  • Hotel/Teahouse
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