Everest Base Camp Trek
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In Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal
Travel to Everest Base Camp on this adventure in the Himalayan Mountains. Explore the unique cultural locations and challenge yourself in the highest mountains in the world. Everest Base camp is one of the classic treks in Nepal and starts with an exhilarating 35 minute mountain flight into the airstrip at Lukla. This flight provides a unique and breathtaking perspective over the fertile middle hills with their scattered villages and terraced fields, with an amazing panorama of the Himalaya as a backdrop. Situated high above the banks of the Dudh Kosi Rivers Lukla is already a scenic village with beautiful mountains surrounding them. From Lukla the trek goes slowly upwards to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, following the valley of the Dudh Kosi Rive. Just before Namchhe Bazzar one can enjoy the first glimpse of Everest far in the skyline on the Nuptse-Lotse ridge. Namchhe bazaar is a great place to learn about the Sherpa culture and their life along with the Tibetan people. Moving forward from Namchhe bazaar the trail follows the valley of the Imja Khola with some spectacular views of the mountains including Thamserku, Kangtega and Ama Dablams as well as Everest on the skyline. We visit Tenbonche Buddhist monasteries which is one of the most significant monasteries of the region, after Tenbonche the trek route climbs gradually through Panbonche and emerges above the tree line, we stay 2 nights at Dinbonche before we set forward for our final challenge to ascend Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar has a vantage point that gives a fantastic view of the Ice Fall and South Col as well as the immense southwest face of Everest that was first climbed in 1975 by Chris Bonington’s team. After the successful ascent to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar we follow the trail to Namchhe bazaar and eventually to Lukla for our return flight to Kathmandu.
The trek to Everest Base Camp takes place in the highest wildlife reserve in the world, the Sagarmatha National Park. It covers an area of 1,148 sq. km. of Himalayan ecological zone. The park’s altitude ranges from 2,845 meters at Monju to Mount Everest at the top of the world. UNESCO listed the park as a World Heritage Site in 1979 for its unique natural, cultural and landscape characteristics. A trek in this region takes one to the foothills of the mightiest of the mountains in the world. During the trek one traverses through rhododendron and pine forests, across rivers, Sherpa villages and Buddhist Monasteries from temperate to snow-filled regions. Reach the legendary Everest Base Camp on this once in a lifetime adventure.Show less
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DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our airport representative will meet you at the Kathmandu airport and then transfer to hotel, we provide 3-Star accommodation during this trek. In the evening you will have time to explore the city.
DAY 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Our professional tour guide will bring you around Kathmandu after breakfast. Most notably on this day you will be visiting the Kathmandu Darbar Square and the Swyambhunath Stupa which is on of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage sites.
DAY 3: Kathmandu-Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2886m/4hrs)
You transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. It is a small town at an altitude of 2826 meters with an airport. There are a few teashops, lodges, hotels and general stores. From here we begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.
DAY 4: Trek Phakding to Namchhe bazaar (3440m/5hrs)
The trail starts through a level path along the right bank of Dudhakosi. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Now you descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel, and also stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected. After your departure from Jorsale you enter a forested mountainside. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks – the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After a short distance along the Bhote Kosi you begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.
DAY 5: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, teashops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent vista. It is an ideal place to spend the rest of the day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization we walk up to Khhumjung where you can visit the spectacular monastery. The Sherpa community densely populates Khhumjung and you will undoubtably have the opportunity to interact with them. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on. Or you can have an hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m) where The Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for an outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Center and Museum just above the town. This museum features the highlights and history of Sherpa culture.
DAY 6: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tenbonche (3867 m/5hrs)
You leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. As you make your way around a branch ridge, Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends; you will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. Now you descend past two tea houses and through the village of Trashinga. Though you cannot see it, you can hear the Dudh Kosi and soon you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche; the first half is especially steep. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. Continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas, which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3867m). You may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as your campsite. There is a lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful.
DAY 7: Trek Tenboche to Dingboche (4260 m/5hrs)
Today we leave Tyangboche and the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop and descend to a rhododendron covered area to emerge in a pleasant level area. We pass along Mani stonewall to enter the village of Deboche. From there we continue on to Minlinggo and cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola. We then climb the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) as they appear on the opposite bank. Ascend the chorten-lined route, come to a fork, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery, take the lower path to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. Pass through the village and cross a stream to a path skirting a rocky area to terraced hills along the riverbank. The trails climb slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m) Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals
DAY 8: Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4260m)
There are some breathtaking views of the North Face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as you explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Island Peak. The walk is short with a good chance to relax in the afternoon. You have another option as you can hike up to Chhukum. From here you can enjoy the panoramic view of Island Peak, Ama Dablaml, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. On the same day you come back to Dingboche to rest for the evening.
DAY 9: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m/5.50hrs)
Today the journey continues north for up to 50-minutes until we come to a mani-prayer Stupa. The trail is gentle and looks down to the Pheriche village below. Today’s walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north: Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. After two hours of walking, the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. We stop at Dugla, for lunch, before continuing for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. After a short break, we continue trekking up to Lobuche, hidden and sheltered from the wind.
DAY 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5375m/7hrs)
Today we trek up the valley following a rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, the flat field below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt. Pumori (7145m.) Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley. Now the trail winds through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear in the front of you. Sometime the avalanche can be seen on the way. After a great moment, you retrace back passing through Khumbu glacier with magnificent views of Lobuche, Cholatse, Mt. Pumori and Tabuche.
DAY 11: Trek Kala Patthar (5545m) – Pheriche (4243m/6hrs)
In the early morning we climb to Kala Patthar at 5545 meters and enjoy the Himalayas at sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. Pheriche is the place where one can make phone calls to any part of the world. You can see the mountain Yaks in Pheriche. Yaks are normally regarded as the porters in this area. The town of Pheriche is known as windy town. There you can see the perpendicular walls of Cholatse and Tawache. Here there is a Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post and foreign volunteer doctors are to provide medical treatment to trekkers as well as local people.
DAY 12: Trek Pheriche to Tenbonche (3867m/4hrs)
An easier descent passing through rhododendron forest, it is a small village with a famous monastery offering you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views.
DAY 13: Trek Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/4hrs)
The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic and follows a long winding path. En route you will visit the traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. Here is an opportunity to visit one of its monasteries, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital founded by The Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for the overnight.
DAY 14: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m/5hrs)
The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.
DAY 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu, after checking in at the hotel you have the rest of the day to explore the city and enjoy yourself.
DAY 16: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
On this day our tour guide brings you to visit Bhaktapur another ancient city in the Kathmandu valley full of arts and architecture, en route you stop at Pashupatinath one of the important Hindu temples at the bank of holy river Bagmati.
DAY 17: Airport transfer
We arrange your transfer to the airport for your departure at the appropriate time.
•4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu,
•Round trip airfare between LUKLA -Kathmandu
•All surface transfer
•National Park entry permit
•Accommodation in lodges during the trek,
•Food: three meals a day,
•A guide & required number of porter(s)
•Insurance and security for local staff
•Monument entrance fee in Kathmandu
•Meal in Kathmandu
•All alcoholic drinks
•Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc
-Lightweight walking boots, spare laces.
-A pair of track shoes.
-Warm Jacket, fiberfill or down should be adequate.
-Sleeping bag and down Jacket (we also provide from here)
-A rainproof jacket with hood or Poncho.
-Heavy weight trousers are useful for high up in the mountains both
for morning and night. Wind proof/water proof trousers are
necessary on all treks going above 10,000ft.
-2 pairs of loose fitting long shorts/skirts
-2 cotton T-shirts
-A woolen hat and sun-hat
-A pair of gloves, leather with lining and woolen is best
-a pair of sandals
-2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks
-Personal medical supplies
-Toiletries with towels
-Snow glasses and sunglasses
-Things of your personal interest.
Terms & Policies
- You need to submit a signed booking form and a deposit of 20% to make a booking.
- If you cancel your booking not more than a month before of your scheduled tour the company is not compelled for refund the deposited amount. But if you wish you may transfer your deposit to another tour. For this you need to make a written request to the company as soon as you decide to cancel a tour program. If the second tour program is expensive than the cancelled one you need to bear the extra cost.
- If you give us the notice of your tour cancellation 4 weeks before departure your deposit will not be refunded unless you convince us that the situation was beyond one’s control as a reason of tour cancellation.
- We will not cancel the tour unless the unpredictable circumstances compelled us to do so, like flight cancellation, civil or political unrest, war or anything that cause he disturbances in the tour.
- If we cancel your tour by our reason, we will offer an alternative tour if possible. If it is not satisfactory to you we will refund all the money paid to us to the date.
- The company reserves the right to adjust the price with the fluctuation in the economic market but we will inform the concerned about the likely changes before 4 weeks of departure. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you have to write to the office addressing to the booking officer within 7 days of the notification of the surcharge. We will try to develop understanding/compromises. If we fail to do so we will ask you to cancel the tour.
- The company will provide the information on the matters such as permits, visas, climate, clothing, baggage, special equipments etc in good faith but without any responsibility on the part of the company.
- You will be informed earliest possible if any significant change in the tour is to be made and, if you don’t want to accept the change you may transfer to another tour, mwith an appropriate price adjustment, or cancel without any penalty. If you have any complaints about our arrangement, you are requested to make it known to the team leader in the earliest opportunity, who will normally appropriate to take necessary action. If you feel that your tour is likely to be significantly affected because of our arrangement, you are suggested to contact our head office and we will do our best to solve the problem in the earliest.
- The company will accept the liability for the negligence of its own employees or agents causing physical injury only to the extent that it is obliged to do so under our national law. We will not be responsible for any other mishap to yourself or to your property, and in particular for the effects of flight cancellation, strikes, wars, sickness, government intervention or other such happenings.
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- unforeseeable or unavoidable or attributable to the third party unconnected to the company; or
- result of unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of the company, such as strikes, wars, civil or political unrest or government action
If cancelled up to 7 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.