Everest Base Camp Trek
|15-June-2020||12 Days||Available||USD 1085 Per Person|
|01-May-2020||12 Days||Available||USD 1085 Per Person|
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and world highest adventure foot walk journey in Nepal. The Mount Everest base camp is a dream place, while most of the mountain lovers want to visit and reach to Base camp. Our Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days itinerary enter into through the world heritage Sagarmatha national park, the old largest Tengboche monastery, Khumbu icefall, Kalapathar vantage point and world’s highest Khumbu Glacier and particular view of Everest. We ensure to all trekkers that without acute mountain sickness could be complete the EBC trek. The two days acclimatized will help to adjust the high Himalaya and make confident to walk on the high altitude.
Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake Trek is a delightful and thrilling adventurous trek to the Everest region. The 14 Everest Base Camp days Trek Itinerary is designed for the solo trekker who is unable to walk long distances and with groups. Trek to the Everest base camp of Nepal pointed by the two legendary Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norway set up in 1953. The Base Camp Trek’s major aim is the focus to see the giant view of Mount Everest, hidden Sherpa culture and explore the high Himalayan range. If you’re keen to do the other treks then Gokyo Chola Pass Trek or Everest Three Pass Trek can be a great alternative trip in the Khumbu valley.
Culture and people of around Everest Base Camp:
Mount Everest (8848m) the highest peak in the world, is also famous for being the present main homeland of the Sherpa, Culture, lifestyle and the way of life on the top of the world is definitely remarkable than the others. Sherpa is a natural-born brave and strong as they pass their whole life in the lap of freezing cold high mountain. Mount Everest holds spiritual significances as tensing Norgay described Everest as “mother hen”. Their culture and way of life are even more interesting as they have maintained authenticity in their tradition in the changing world.
Sherpas are the main resident in Solu Khumbu, the district of mount Everest. The name Sherpa means( “Shar pa”= easterner) claiming their origin in the eastern Tibetan region. Major valleys established by the sherpas are Khumbu, Pharak , Shorong(Nepalisolu ) Arun and Rolwaling. These people practice the old Tibetan Buddhism and follow the Buddhist ritual from birth to death in one’s whole life. The naming of the newborn baby, marriage, festivals and the funerals like the event is done under the instruction of lamas: the Buddhist priest. The spring first fruit dance called Dumje and the great monastic masked dancing rituals called “cham” in Tibetan, the Mani Rimdu is the major festival celebrated by the local people. Besides, Sherpa celebrates Gyalpo Lhosar that falls on the end of winter, welcoming the spring with new animal signed year.
People of the mount Everest generally do field agriculture where potatoes are their main product. Another main component of the domestic economy is livestock herding for various purposes. Actually , Sherpa is considered to be the traders in the past and by the termination of Tibetan trade, they started other occupations. Mountain climbing, business, and tourism are the new highly profitable source for the financial gain. Tengboche (12700feet: 3870m) is the oldest monastery of this region with the school and nunnery affinity. It is also the spiritual landmarks to the Sherpa as the Khumbu valley has been regarded as sacred in Buddhist literature.
Highlights of the Trip:
Trekking Region: Everest
Mode of Trekking: On hotels & Lodges basis
The Vantage Point: Kalapathar 5555m
Trekking Grade: Moderate & Adventurous
Highest Elevation: 5,555 meters Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp 5,364 meter.
Trekking Days: 11 nights and 12 days (Lukla to Kathmandu)
Total Trip: 14 nights and 15 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
The Best Months for the EBC Trek: March, April, May, September, October, November & December.
Pasang Lhambu Municipality Entrance Fee: Rs. 2000 Per person
Sagarmatha National Park Fee: Rs. 3000 Per person
Starting Point: Lukla.
Ending Point: Lukla.
Landing Airport: Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla Solukhmbu.
Total Kilometer: 130 kilometers.
The Best Seasons trek to Everest Base Camp:
The best season is autumn and spring to do for the Treks in Nepal. In springtime from March to May and in autumn is pre-winter from September to December. March to May mostly lively with mountaineering expeditions time and very warm weather around Himalaya Nepal. Spring season is called the flower season as many species of seasonal flowers bloom around the mountain. In December the weather will be very clear for stunning views and the best time to hike around the mountains region.
Springtime with much longer sun-light hours can get cold with late afternoon strong winds, freezing temperatures morning and night time. Usually, Nepal has the four weather seasons as autumn, spring, winter, and monsoon. The best season is autumn and spring for the mountaineering and adventure trekking in Nepal.
On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome than a short drive to your hotel in the main areas of Kathmandu city, here joining with other members of Everest Base Camp Trek, our guide will brief with full information about the trek - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, include welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with folk programs.
Everest Base Camp Trek begins with the sweeping short flight to land at Lukla, during 30 minutes on air view of a stunning mountain range with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands at Lukla named as ‘Tenzing-Hillary Airport’ in honor of legendary climbers’ first summiteers of Mt. Everest.
From Lukla, our first-day walk starts on winding downhill path with short climb passing many traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of peaks, after a pleasant walk reaching at Phakding for an overnight stop near the glacier-fed Dudh Kosi (river).
After a pleasant overnight stop in Phakding, morning walk starts following Dudh Kosi, and crossing bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village, from here walk to last Jorsalle village before Namche Bazaar and then on crossing a last high bridge climb leads with beautiful views of Everest and other peaks, walk finally ends at famous Namche Bazaar for two overnights in this prosperous town or large village with facilities of ATMs, Cybercafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market.
Namche an ideal spot for rest and acclimatization, free day with morning short hike up to park museum with the necessary information of mountaineering, flora/fauna with Sherpa culture and Buddhist religions, this scenic spot offers grand views of mountains Mt. Everest and stunning Amadablam, for interested people hike uphill to Everest View Hotel for best views of Mt. Everest and other mountains.
After a wonderful stop with free days at Namche, morning walk leads to the nice winding path through rhododendron and pine tree forest with views of Amadablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Kwangde peak.
After a few short ups walk descends to Imjatse River at Phung Tenga, for lunch and then afternoon walk leads to a climb of few hours into the pristine forest to reach Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery located on a small plateau with wonderful views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest. A holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) resides in this famous monastery, where mountain expedition climbers receive a blessing from a high priest (Rinpoche) for a successful and safe climb.
Morning with eye-catching views of mountains, our journey starts with a long descend through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, and then crossing a bridge over Imja Khola. From here tree lines stops for short bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes (azalea), after the bridge, a slow climb brings your at Pangboche, this is the last permanent village further up are temporary settlements to cater the needs of travelers with fine cozy lodges.
The walk leads slowly into exposed areas of windswept landscapes with grand close views of Mt. Amadablam with gradual up and crossing the last small bridge reaches you at Dingboche for another town night stops. Dingboche located on scenic Imjatse valley a summer grazing area for yaks, at present with many good lodges with the great panorama of mountains with views of Island peak, Lhotse-Nuptse and North Face of Amadablam.
Rest day in Dingboche for better acclimatization, morning take a slow walk uphill to Nagarjun hill for best views of surrounding peaks including Mt. Makalu towards the east, one can take a walk to Chukung the last human settlement with beautiful views along the trail, taking more than 4-5 hours and back.
After Dingboche, climb uphill for an hour then a nice good walk to Thugla ( Dugla) on the midway of Pheriche-Dingboche and Lobuche, with views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Amadablam. Thukla a popular lunch spot for people heading up the hill to Everest base camp, after a lunch break an hour climb to a ridge known as Thug-la pass festooned with many memorials of unfortunate climbers, who died on Everest-Lhotse-Pumori expeditions.
From this lovely spot, an hour more of pleasant walk brings you at Lobuche on route Everest base camp.
Morning walk leads on the gradual trail with few short steeps up gaining high altitude with superb views of Mt. Pumori, Lingerie, Khumbutse, and Mt. Everest. After few hours of scenic trekking reaching at Gorakshep after walking past moraine and glaciers, Gorakshep with few nice lodges for an overnight stop, this isolated spot located beneath Kalapathar Hill and Pumori peak on route Everest base camp. Gorakshep was the earlier and original base camp in the 1950s to 1970s, from here our journey continues walking over moraines and glaciers trail to reach our main highlight of the adventure at Everest base camp.
Everest Base Camp located beneath massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, this super spot with immense views can be crowded during peak expedition season around April and May months, here enjoy surrounding views with Mt. Everest hidden behind high peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse. On reaching our destination and highlight return back to Gorakshep for last overnight stop around high and beautiful Khumbu Valley
Starting early morning to reach Kalapathar with the steep climb for few hours, on reaching the top of the black rocky ridge, enjoy super panorama views of giant peaks including Mt. Everest at close distance, on top Kalapathar highest point of the adventure at 5,545 m / 18,192 ft.
After a fantastic time on top of scenic Kalapathar, return walk downhill to Gorakshep and then continue trek to reach Pheriche valley for an overnight stop, walk leads on the same trail to Thugla, after crossing a small bridge then down to Pheriche windy valley. A nice walk of a few hours to reach at the end of the valley at Pheriche for an overnight stop, this windy spot has many good lodges with HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) medical post.
leaving Pheriche with super morning views of Amadablam, and then on the downhill walk with a short climb then losing altitude heading past Pangboche and from the bridge back into tree lines with an hour climb to Tengboche Monastery.
Morning walk leads to long descend reaching at Imjatse River in Phunge Tenga, after crossing a bridge with short steep uphill and then on a gradual winding trail to Namche Bazaar, after a short break at Namche, continue to walk on the downhill to Dudh Kosi River valley, and then with short ups and downs to reach at the entrance and exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park, a short walk from brings you at Monjo village for an overnight stop.
After a marvelous and enjoyable time on high Khumbu valley and ridges with super Everest base camp trek, our last day walk of this adventure leads back on the same trail to Lukla, arriving in Lunch by lunchtime with last overnight stop within Everest region, after lunch free and celebrate dinner with fellow members, staff and guides.
Waking early morning to catch the flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to Lukla airport terminal and then board in a small aircraft either twin otter or Dornier, for a super scenic flight to reach at Kathmandu, on arrival in Kathmandu airport, transfer to your respective hotels with rest of day free for individual activities and souvenirs shopping.
An important and necessary to have one extra day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation, due to bad unfavorable weather which can happen sometimes as Himalayan weather is unpredictable. If all goes well as per our itinerary days, one can join in our delightful and interesting tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur, all these places full of the world heritage sites of historical-culture and religious importance.
Your last day in Nepal, amazing country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time leaving your hotel where our staff transfers you to the airport, after a great memorable adventure with enjoyable time on Everest base camp trek.
- Airport Pick up & drop by private car.
- Meals During Trek: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
- Three cups tea during the trek.
- Everest National Park Permit.
- Khumbu Municipality Entrance Ticket.
- All necessary paper works.
- Domestic airport pick up and drop by car.
- Domestic Flight Ticket From Kathmandu to Lukla / Kathmandu.
- Good Accommodation on the trek.
- Fresh fruit during the trek
- NHTE’S Dawn jacket, sleeping bag & duffle bag.
- An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide and Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide.
- Adventure Certificate: NHT provides Adventure Certificate.
- An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Medical kit bag.
- Drop to the airport by car.
- Farewell dinner.
Cost does not include on:
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- Porter on the trek. (If you need porter you have to pay extra. We will arrange the porter)
- Your Travel and rescue insurance.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
- All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
- Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
- All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
- Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, the voucher and passport-sized photos
- Binoculars, alarm clock, and torch/flashlight/headlamps, earplug and eye mask,
- Reading and writing materials, travel games like chess, backgammon, scrabble,
- Hand sanitizer, lip balm, face, and body moisturizer, light weight towel, toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clippers, sanitary pads
- Money-cash and money bag,
- Sleeping bag, Down Jacket & Light warm jacket
- Day pack (with waist straps), refillable water bottle
- Sunhat, sunglasses, scarf, Bag liner,
- Sewing kit, knife, lighter, a small padlock
- Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers
- Comfortable walking shoes, running shoes and sandals
- Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- T-shirts, trekking pole, crampons
- Underwear and shorts, long sleeved shirt, raincoat.
- Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
- Lightweight long trousers
- First Aid Kit
- Regular medicines