Everest Base Camp Trek-16 days

Trip highlight

  • Sherpa inhabitant and Buddhist Religion
  • World highest Mountain Mt. Everest
  • Highest Airport in the world
  • Famous Tangboche Monastery on High Altitude.
  • Namche, Trade center of Khumbu valley

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek is a dream for every adventurous trekker around the world. If you are one of those, than we guarantee that you wont look further for two reasons: First we offer the Everest base camp trek with the best price in the market and secondly, which is also the most important, we have a proven track record of providing the best trekking facilities, than anyone around. Interested? Continue reading to know the salient features of the much awed Everest Base Camp Trek:

Trekking in Nepal has been famous all over the world because of its rugged and peaceful terrain across the Himalayas and the mountains inhabited by some of the most valiant and hospitable people on earth. The Everest Base Camp trek offers more than just this. Located at 5364m from the sea level it is natural amphitheater whose walls include the world’s tallest mountain- Mount Everest (8848m) and three of the six tallest mountains of the world:  Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Choyu.

The trek starts as soon as you land at the Lukla Airport in Solukhumbu– one of the worlds most scariest airports. The height at which this airport is located makes landing a huge thrill for adventurers. Something a Everest Base Camp trekker is expected to be full of. The very entry into the Everest region tests this.

Most part of the trek is along the Sagarmatha National Park – an UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its tall, dense, fir and pine trees, mountains clad with Buddhist prayer flags, gumbas, chilled air and covered by eye-soothing white clouds and blue sky above.

Everest region is home to Sherpas- one of the most valiant and hospitable races on earth. The place is a sanctuary to their ancient cultural and religious traditions. They are skilled climbers and probably the best in knowing Everest and its about. As part of this trek we will be graciously enjoying their hospitality and guidance throughout the tour -including cultural dances at Namche Bazar and at other places of our stay during the tour.

We offer two varieties for this trek: This (a) 16-Day Everest Base Camp Package and (b) 14-Day Everest Base Camp Trek Package. Both of these packages resemble to each other except two-days of the itinerary, which includes visiting Tayngboche and Monjo in the first package and returning back to Namche in the second package (shorter). If you are interested in the shorter format, click here.

 

Short Itinerary

Day 1: In the land of Himalayas (1320m/ 4329ft).

Day 2: Knowing the Land of Newars.

Day 3: Flying to the land of Sherpas (2800m/9184ft)

Day 4: Trek to Namche bazar 5-6 hours (3440m/11284ft).

Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche

Day 6: Trek to Phorthe 4 -5 hours. (3790m12694ft).

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 5 – 6 hours, (4410m/14464ft).

Day 8: Trek to Thukla ( dhukla) 2 – 3 hours, (4620m/15154ft).

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 3 -4 hours, (4930m/16172ft)

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 4-5 hrs. (5364m/17593ft).

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar and downhill trek to Pheriche (2400m/13776ft).

Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche 4- 5 hours, (3870m/12694ft)

Day 13: Trek to Monju through Namche 5- 6 hours, (2830m/9282ft)

Day 14: Hike to Lukla 4-5 hrs. (2800m/9184ft).

Day 15: Back to Kathmandu and Roaming around

Day 16: Departure

 

 

Price Include

  • All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including temple/monument entry fees and private vehicle and experience tour guide.
  • Accommodations in Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu (on twin sharing Basic) include breakfast.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Full board meals: B, L, D and accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and National park permits and TIMS
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Price Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Detailed Itinerary for 16-Day Everest Base Camp Trek

Day 1: In the land of Himalayas (1320m/ 4329ft).

Landing in Kathmandu – a valley surrounded by mountains and silver shinning Himalayas in the north sets the immediate tone of nature, adventure and thrill. On the way to your hotel, you will witness the lively and thriving way of life of our capital. It’s diverse and mesmerizing for anyone – right from its traffic to the antiques and temples.

 Day 2: Knowing the Land of Newars

Kathmandu valley is home to Newars: Traditionally regarded for their incredible craftsmanship and business acumen. Though in the present they are equally prevalent in every walk of life- Kathmandu reflects the craftsmanship of the Newars and the kings that ruled the valley and Nepal. It is home to a host of UNESCO world heritage sites including the famous Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath stupa religious shrines and the Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares – landmarks that are regarded as the masterpiece of Nepalis architectural skills.

Day 3: Flying to the land of Sherpas (2800m/9184ft)

Mountain flight to Everest – is one of the thrilling adventures in Nepal. Today we take this flight and after gliding in parallel to some of the tallest peaks in the world land at Lukla Airport – termed as one of the most extreme airports in world situated at the 2,800m/9,184ft from the sea level. After this exciting ride we join our crew members – who are none other than the famous Sherpas, world-renown for their bravery and mountaineering skills. And we head out for Phakding- our stop for the night- through dense rhododendron, magnolia and pine forest, mountains covered with fluttering Buddhist prayer flags, Mani stones and Gumpas.

Day 4: Trek to Namche bazar 5-6 hours (3440m/11284ft).

The trek to Namche Bazar is an interesting part of the Everest Base Camp trek. This 5-6 hours of journey, takes you through one of the famous glacial river – Dudh Koshi River and offers scenic views of the snow caped Mountains Kushum kangaroo (6369m), Thamsherku (6623m). Trekking to Namche is fairly difficult & includes a perpendicular climb to Namche. After a short break at Chautara, where you will get plenty of opportunities to admire the beautiful view of Mt. Everest, we continue our ascend to Namche Bazzar, the main trading center of Khumbu. Overnight in lodge.

Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche

To accustom ourselves to the climate – we will spend the day visiting places around Namche. This is a prosperous village situated in a large protected hollow and the amazing scenic view of the Khumbu Himalayas. Among others we will make a short hike to Everest view point, the beautiful village of Khumjung and the headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park- an UNESCO Natural Heritage. These short treks and visits offer panoramic view of Mt Everest, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Nuptse, insights into culture and lifestyle of the Sherpas and Buddhism. Apart from that, you can enjoy plenty of modern amenities in Namche such as internet café, shopping center, bakeries, restaurant to spend your time and getting closer to the local’s way of life.

Day 6: Trek to Phorthe 4 -5 hours. (3790m12694ft).

Trekking to Phorthe from Namche Bazar is a moderate trek that offers plenty of panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamsherku, among others. The Khumbu region is home to the musk deer, Himalayan Thars and multicolored pheasants and you can expect to encounter them, if lucky. A steady trek up the hills takes us to Kayangjuma, Sanasa to the top of Mongla peak, which offers spectacular upfront view of Mt. Thamsherku. After briefly admiring the raw beauty of the the mountains we continue our journey through pine forests down to Phorthe Thanga a small village with a couple of teahouses and of course great lunch. Post lunch and some rest, we head out for our final leg for the day- Phortche. After an hour – its time for mingling the hospitable Sherpas at Phortche and other groups who are also on their way to the Everest Base Camp.

Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 5 – 6 hours, (4410m/14464ft).

Phortche to Dingboche trek is a gradual trek at the end of which we go five hundred meters above the sea level. The hike is gradual and offers opportunities to see the regions wildlife and even closer views of the Himalayan ranges. As we pass through the way, Chortens and Mani walls become more frequent. On the way we will have our lunch at Pangboche – this small village is famous for offering a closer view of the Mount Ama Dablam. For here onwards we walk along the riverside with gradual ascent to Dingboche. Since wind gets pretty cold here, terrace farms are enclosed with high stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. We enjoy their hospitality for the day/night.

Day 8: Trek to Thukla ( dhukla) 2 – 3 hours, (4620m/15154ft).

Today we will start our trek to Thukla with spectacular Mountain view. The pathway ascends steeply out of Dingboche past a chorten and climbs the valley gradually to Dugla. We’ll take a glance of beautiful tiny flower carpeting the land. The path follow end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, Soon after crossing the Khumbu khola bridge we will reach to today destination Thukla. After short rest we will have a lunch and hike higher to acclimatize our body. Overnight in Thukla yak lodge.

Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 3 -4 hours, (4930m/16172ft)

Soon after our breakfast, we start our hike to Lobuche- our destination for the day. The first leg of todays trek is a steep climb up to Chukpo Lari (Memorial wall), a beautiful, yet heart touching place which is home to a memorial that honors  the climbers who died in the Mount Everest region during expedition. After the memorial, the trail’s gradient becomes far easier and smoother until we reach Lobuche. We will have our lunch here and will head out for small casual hikes along the Khumbu Glaciar and enjoy views of Mount Nuptse and Pumori and hang around in Lobuche.

Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 4-5 hrs. (5364m/17593ft).

The big day is here. We head out for the Everest Base Camp in early morning – as this is going to be long day. After around 3 hours we will reach Gorekshep, the last teahouse settlement on this trekking trail. After lunch we continue our hike to Everest base camp which is an exhausting climb through the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The trek provides astounding view of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, among others. This is a no break-day for cameras – each and every step takes you to another yet spectacular view of the Mount Everest region. After spending some at the Everest Base Camp we will trace our steps back to Gorekshey and rest for the night.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar and downhill trek to Pheriche (2400m/13776ft).

We saw the Everest Base Camp yesterday but the big view is reserved for the day. We head out for Kalapathhar- a view point that offers the best view of Mount Everest, Pumori, Amadablam among others. The trek is a gradual 2-3 hours of ascent. After capturing the views in our feelings and feelings in our heart, we trek down for today’s final leg – Pheriche, yet another Sherpa village on the bank of Khumbu River. Overnight in a teahouse at Pheriche.

Day 12: Trek to Thyangboche 4- 5 hours, (3870m/12694ft)

As we descent, you will find it easier by the day to breathe and find yourself more energetic for trekking to Thyangoche- a sherpa settlement that is famous for its ancient monastery. It is home to one of the oldest monasteries in the region. The trail to it passes through high altitude suspension bridges, through the village pangboche where we will have lunch and than continue our descent to the majestic himalayan town of Thyangboche. The monastery offers privileges to visitors for offering prayers at the monastery and even if you are not in for that the view of Buddhis monks offering prayers at the monastery is a spectacular view. Overnight in Thyangboche.

Day 13: Trek to Monju through Namche 5- 6 hours, (2830m/9282ft)

After having a breakfast with a great view of Mt. Everest, Lohtse, Nuptse ridge, Amadablam, Tamsherku and many others snowy peaks at Thyanoche, we start our journey to Monju. The trail to Monju consists of gravel and dusty roads that run up and down the hills. After having lunch at Namche Bazaar we will continue our hike through the banks of Dudkoshi River and through the Sagarmath National park to reach Monju. Overnight in Monju teahouse, (B, L, D).

Day 14: Hike to Lukla 4-5 hrs. (2800m/9184ft).

The last and the most easy trek of the Everest Base Camp package is the trek to Lukla from Monju. The trail consists of gradual descent and mostly flat trails through rhododendron and pine forests in the background of Mount Kwangde peak. The mani walls, the fluttering prayer flags fluttering over high peak mountains make the journey more serene. The final leg of the trek is a 45 minutes ascent to Lukla from Chheplung. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 15: Back to Kathmandu and Roaming around

We take mountain flight back from the Lukla Airport and you will have the whole day to yourself which you can spend resting at your hotel or roaming around alleys of Kathmandu and shopping around. We end our adventurous everest base camp trek with a farewell dinner in the evening by enjoying delicacies.

Day 16: Departure

As the journey to the Mount Everest Base Camp comes to an end, we arrange airport transports for your departure. And during the wait, if you enough room we will share our experiences, photos and memories.

 

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2 September, 2017 17 September, 2017 $1490 Book Now
18 October, 2017 3 November, 2017 $1490 Book Now

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