Everest Base Camp Trek

Introduction

Everest Base Camp Trek | Outdoor Himalayan Treks, Nepal

We begin Everest Base Camp Trek with a short domestic flight to Lukla from where we rely on our own feet for the rest of the journey. From the very first day you will get to taste the intoxicating blend of mountain views and local Sherpa culture. Nights will be spent mostly in lodges and enough time will be allocated for acclimatization whenever great significant altitude shift is involved. You need not necessary climb Everest or any other mountain for an adventure experience—you will realize at the end of this of this trip. For the kind of scenery that you can expect, just view our gallery consisting of Everest photos and other scenes during the trail.

Everest Base Camp Trek follows the Dudhkoshi River (upstream), passes through Dudhkoshi Valley surrounded by Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru peaks, the colorful Namche Bazar and Tengboche and finally ascends to Kalapatthar, the highest point on our way. In addition to Mt. Everest, the Lhotse-Nuptse Wall, Ama Dablam and Kantega are the major attractions in this tranquil region. You will also have the opportunity to explore the Mountaineering Museum in Namche Bazar, witness mountain life in Khumjung, and many monasteries, lamaseries and temples during the trip, including the famous Tengboche Monastery.

Trip Facts

Total Duration: 16 nights and 17 days

Trip Duration: 13 nights and14 days

Trip Grade: Moderately Strenuous

Minimum Altitude: 1300 m, Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 5550 m, Kalapatthar

Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla (flight) - Phakding (trek)

Day 4: Phakding - Namche Bazar

Day 5: Acclimatization

Day 6: Namche Bazar - Tengboche

Day 7: Tengboche - Dingbuche

Day 8: Acclimatization

Day 9: Dinboche - Lobuche

Day 10: Lobuche - Gorek Shep - Everest Base Camp and Back to Gorek Shep

Day 11: Gorek Shep - Kalapatthar- Pheriche

Day 12: Pheriche - Tengboche

Day 13: Tengboche - Namche Bazar

Day 14: Namche Bazar - Phakding

Day 15: Phakding - Lukla

Day 16: Lukla - Kathmandu (flight)

Day 17: Departure transfer

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
On your day of arrival in Kathmandu, we will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. If time permits, we will have a brief meeting in our office.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
While we take care of your documentation (issuing of trekking permit and TIMS), you can enjoy a day tour of Kathmandu city with our tour guide.

Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla (flight) - Phakding (trek)
Our guide will pick you up at 5:30 am and drive to the airport. You will board the early morning flight at 6:30 AM and fly to Lukla (2750M) in about 45 minutes. After breakfast in Lukla, we will walk for about 4 hours to Phakding (2610M), a fairly plain terrain inhabited by Sherpas. Afterwards, we will follow upstream Dudhkoshi River and spend the night in a lodge.

Day 4: Phakding - Namche Bazar
We will trek for nearly 7 hours to reach Namche Bazar (3440 m), the famous town in Solukhumbu. The last 3 hours of this trek will be tougher, but the beautiful sceneries on the way will make you will forget your tiredness. The night will be spent in a local teahouse.

Day 5: Acclimatization
To help your body adjust with the high altitude conditions, we will spend the day for acclimatization. You can do some daytime hiking and explore Khumjung village and return to the teahouse at Namchebazar for the night stay.

Day 6: Namche Bazar - Tengboche
After a 6-7 hour trek, you will reach Tengboche (3860 m), a perfect viewpoint to observe beautiful peaks of Ama Dablam and Thamserku and a greater part of the Himalayan range in the Khumbu Region.

Day 7: Tengboche - Dingbuche
Dingbuche (4250 m) lies at about a walking distance of 6-7 hours. Due to the increasing altitude, you will be walking slower than on previous days.

Day 8: Acclimatization
This will be the second acclimatization day. You will be taken on a day trip to Chhukung Valley and back to Dingboche. Rest and rejuvenation are quite essential to continue the trekking next day.

Day 9: Dinboche - Lobuche
Our next stopover is Lobuche (4950M), at about a walking distance of 5-6 hours. Views of Mt. Pumori and Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and many more are the main highlights of the day.

Day 10: Lobuche - Gorak Shep - Everest base Camp and Back to Gorek Shep
The next segment of your trek, Lobuche to Gorek Shep (5160 m) is short and can be completed in about 3-4 hours, just in time for lunch. After resting for a few hours, we will take you on a walk to Everest Base Camp in the evening to sight the beautiful sunset over the majestic Mt. Everest.Then we return to Gorek Shep for overnight stay.

Day 11: Gorek Shep - Kalapatthar- Pheriche
You will begin hiking (about 2 hours for Kalapatthar) early in the morning to Kalapatthar, lying at an altitude of 5550 m. This is well known as a perfect viewpoint to see all major parts of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest itself. If the weather permits, you will get to see a spellbinding sunrise, something you will not find elsewhere in the world. Take as many photographs as you like and go back to Gorek Shep for lunch. Shortly afterwards, you will descend back to Pheriche for our overnight stay.

Day 12: Pheriche - Tengboche
Trek for about 6 hours and spend overnight at Tengboche.

Day 13: Tengboche - Namche Bazar
Resume trekking for about 5 hours and arrive at Namche Bazar for the night’s stay.

Day 14: Namche Bazar - Phakding
Trek down to Phkading, which normally takes about 5 hours walking.

Day 15: Phakding - Lukla
Walk back to Lukla, have lunch and go for a short walk in the Sherpa village.

Day 16: Lukla - Kathmandu (flight)
Fly back to Kathmandu, where we will transfer you to your hotel.

Day 17: Departure transfer
If you are flying back home or to any other destination outside Nepal, we will transfer you to the airport right on time. Even if you are staying longer in Nepal and departing on a later date, do not hesitate to use our complimentary transfer service.

Price

Package price: Available on request

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation: Basic teahouse accommodation during the trek; Deluxe accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu (either at Hotel Friends Home or Hotel Mums Home)
  • Meals: 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner, which you can choose from the menu)
  • Transportation: Hotel - airport - hotel transfers, Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Documentation: Trekking permit (Sagarmatha National Park entry permit) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Equipment/Accessories: Trekking poles, down jacket, sleeping bags, first-aid kit, water purifying solution (iodine-based)
  • Human resource: A professional and experienced trekking guide (English-speaking) and a porter
  • Complimentary: Farewell dinner in Kathmandu (authentic Nepalese cuisines with live cultural show)
  • Emergency Rescue Service: Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. However, you must be already insured for such emergencies, and your insurance policy must cover helicopter evacuation. Moreover, you should provide your policy details and authorize us to deal directly with your insurance company on your behalf.

Exclusions:

  • Beverage (cold drinks, bottled mineral water, tea/coffee, etc.)
  • Any other expenses of personal nature (extra meals, battery charging fees, photography charges, etc.)
  • Tips or donations
  • Your travel insurance

Guidelines

Documents required:

  • scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • travel insurance

Fitness Level:
This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek.

Skills:
Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous trekking experience will be plus points.

Travel Insurance:

  • Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
  • In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipments/Gears:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Full fingers gloves
  • Socks
  • Thermal cap
  • Fleece
  • Sunscreen

Notes:

  • You can choose to bring these equipment yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
  • We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
  • We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

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