Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Early Bird Offer Treks
  • USD 1325 Per Person
  • 15 Days

Introduction

Everest Base Camp Trek serves to you the adventure, nature and cultural diversities, rare flora and fauna and excellence of hospitality as your quest for enlightening experiences brings you to this Himalayan nation. Located in the Solukhumbu District of eastern Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the foothill of top of the planet (Mt. Everest) through sub-tropical, alpine and tundra vegetation, culturally rich and lively settlements dominated by legendary Sherpa community, vertiginous suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags and colorful rhododendron forests. One of the most popular trekking routes in the world, Everest Base Camp Trek is decorated by glaciers and the Himalayas, torrential rivers and beautiful waterfalls, protected national park and museum and religious aura radiated from prayer walls, monasteries, prayer stones. Get amused at the different perspective of the Himalayas, including Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and others, and observe interesting cut request to God stones with sublime blessing and confidence inherent in its existence, as well as other aspects and rituals of Sherpa community intermittently in the trek.

The gleaming adventure of Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a short yet amazing and scenic flight to the hill town of Lukla over the lush hills and mountains, glittering Himalayas, twisting and turning rivers, and terraced settlements after an insightful exploration of medieval heritages of Kathmandu valley. Traversing through the socially affluent settlements of Phakding, Ghat, Benkar and Monjo (the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park) in the trail of Everest Base Camp Trek, we reach to the highest suspension on the trail and take on a steep trail to Namche Bazaar, the famous and colorful Sherpa hub in the region. A town popular for acclimatization and brilliant scenery, Namche further leads us to religious centers of Tengboche (3860m), Dingboche (4410m) and Lobuche before entering into the glacial moraine of Lobuche and Gorakshep. Ascending to the ultimate destination of Everest Base Camp we have an authoritative gut feeling as we shall be in the natural amphitheatre surrounded by the mightiest of peaks. After rest and acclimatization here for a day, we shall head for Kala Patthar for an iconic view of the world’s tallest peak, Everest.

Everest Base Camp Trek explores the region dominated by Buddhist religious communities and hence the lifestyle, culture, traditions, rituals, and other ensembles including monasteries and chortens reflects the deeply rooted faith of locals in the religion. Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site and home to varieties of rare flora and faunas, is termed as the site of universal cultural value and the monastery in Tengboche is the biggest in the Khumbu region. Blended with these attractions, scenes of soaring peaks, warm hospitality and authenticity of local life attracts the explorers and adventurers from all over the world for Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest Base Camp Trek takes you through lush valleys covered with abundant flora and fauna through ups and downs in the hilly and mountainous terrains. For the highly recommended Everest Base Camp Trek, trekkers need above average physical fitness, mental endurance and ability to trek for around 5-6 hours on rough terrain. Nepal Pioneer Treks and Expedition is glad to operate this trek for you to make it your lifetime experience. With carefully designed itinerary, professional and quality service, we shall help you make this trek a memorable one. Remember us for this trek!

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu International then transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu city tour and trek preparation.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla at 2840m (9088 Ft), then trek to Phakding at 2610m (8352 Ft).

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namchebazaar at 3440m (11008 Ft).

Day 05: Rest day at Namchebazaar.

Day 06: Trek from Namchebazaar to Tengboche at 3860m (12352 Ft).

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche at 4410 (14112 Ft).

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche at 4910m (15712 Ft)

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorekhshep at 5140m (16448 Ft), then trek to Everest Base Camp at 5364m (17165 Ft).

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar at 5550m (17760 Ft), then back to Pheriche at 4240m (13568 Ft).

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namchebazaar at 3440m (11008 Ft).

Day 13: Trek back to Lukla at 2840m (9088 Ft).

Day 14: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu at 1300m (4160 ft) then transfers to hotel.

Day 15: Departure for home.

Note: Due to the bad weather of domestic flights from Kathmandu to  Lukla and after the trek from Lukla to Kathmandu delayed sometimes by a few hours or canceled for a day or more. It could happen even in best trekking season also as you know how climate changes effecting in the world and especially Himalayan Region of Nepal. Perhaps we always recommend you to add supplement nights in Kathmandu after your trek if possible. If everything goes well, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting, wildlife activities, shopping, as you wish for those extra days. However, if you want a helicopter rescue instead of flight cancellation from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu we can organize according to your request.

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1300m/4160ft)

Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport, one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you, our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh and take a bit rest, then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan for your trip in details.

Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Tour

Today our tour guide will come to meet you at the hotel at 09.00 AM. The tour guide will introduce you then take you to the world heritage sites for sight seeing programmed. He will describe you about the history, cultures, religions and so on about all the monuments. After visiting the world heritage sites, our manager will meet you again and take a feedback about the day trip, then take you to the most famous typical restaurant for well come dinner to show the cultural programmed.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2610m/8352ft)

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. You should be ready early in the morning to fly to Lukla. It’s 45 minutes scenic fly to Lukla. Lukla is the most critical airport. Once you arrived in Lukla have breakfast, then start your trek. Lukla is the gateway to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Today you have a short day trek approximately three hour trek. You can enjoy the scenery and some of the peaks. You can pass some villages like as Chheplung, Thadokoshi, Ghat and you will be arriving at Phakding then stay overnight there.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3340m/11008)

Trek to Namchebazar. Namche Bazaar is the biggest town on this trip. You should have a breakfast in Phakding. After breakfast you should start your trek to Namche Bazaar. The trail much harder than the last day. At the beginning of the day you should cross the bridge, then passages some little towns. While you are walking on the trail you can enjoy the mountain views of Thamserku and Kusumkangaru. You can see the Dodhkoshi river and the scenery. Monju is a nice place where we should check our trekking permit. After 10 minutes walk you should cross the bridge again and reach at Jorsalle. You might stop for lunch there. After you have lunch, you should have a big climb to Namche Bazaar. You will see the Hilary bridge, double suspension bridge and then get to Topdanda. There is a very nice view point. You can see the Everest at the first time if the weather is clear and there is no cloud. Next  one and half hour walk you will reach at Namche Bazaar then stay overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar

Rest day at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the best place to explore the day. The rest day you should ascend about three, four hundred meters, then back to the hotel. Namche bazaar is the main center of the Solukhumbu region. Our guide takes you to the Everest view point to see all the mountain views. It takes about two hours walk, then you can back via Khumjung village, visit Hillary school. If you have more time to explore the day, you can visit the Sherpa museum, then stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m/12352)

Trek to Tengboche. Tengboche is a nice place to spend the overnight. It is situated on the top of the hill. The trail today very nice and gentle. In the beginning, it is hard to get to the top of Namche Bazaar then after very nice and easy walk until to Kyanjuma. You can enjoy the scenery and all the mountain views, including Everest, Nupche, Lhotse and several peaks around. After Kyanjuma, the trail drop down to the Dodhkoshi and after crossing the bridge you get to Fungi Thanga. The trail to get to Tengboche a bit harder, takes about two and half hour. You can visit the biggest monastery in the evening, talks with the Monks and stay overnight at Tengboche.

Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410/15712)

Today trek to Dingboche. You may feel harder because of the gaining altitude more. The trail drop down first until to the Debuche then nice and gentle walk through the rhododendron forest until to the bridge of Imja Khola and climbs past superb Mani stones (carved with the Tibetan Buddhist chant Mani Padme Hum) to Pangboche at 3860m. The trail then climbs to Dingboche, you can enjoy the superb view of Amadablam and stay overnight at Dingboche.

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche

Rest day in Dingboche. Another complete acclimatization day at Dingboche to get success to the Everest Base Camp Trekking. You can hike after breakfast about two, three hours in around the hill there or you can get to another village at Chhukum and back to Dingboche in the evening and stay overnight at Dingboche.

Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/15712ft)

Trek to Lobuche. Today you should walk slow and steady. In the beginning until to the Dhukla very nice and easy walk. The trail after Dhukla goes directly up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier for about one hour, then left into a memorial area known as Chhukpilhara, before reaching Lobuche at 4930m. The night so cold there, you should prepare the nights with warm jackets and stay overnight there.

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and EBC (5140/16448/5364m/17165ft)

Trek to Gorak Shep. The trail continues to Gorak Shep at 5160m. It takes approximately three hours gradual climb. Once you arrive at Gorak Shep, you should prepare to go to the Everest Base Camp. The trail more likely rocks, narrow and sometimes windy as well. Today will fulfill your dream. You had very hard time to come to Nepal not only that you dream to do the Everest Base Camp once in your lifetime. Take photograph with the group and your friends, then back the same way to Gorakhshep and stay overnight at Gorak Shep.

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar, Trek back to Pheriche(5550m/1776ft/4240m/13568ft)

Toda’y hike to Kalapathar(Black Rock) at 5545m early in the morning, then trek back to Pheriche. Kalapathar is like a small peak offers the best view of Everest without climbing it. The view of Everest is pretty close from the Kalapathar, take some photograph, it must memorable, then back down to Gorekhshep have breakfast the trek back down until to Pheriche and stay overnight there.

Day 12: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11008ft)

Trek to Namchebazaar. Today you feel much better when you descent already from the Everest Base Camp. You have to back the same way passing through the Pangboche, Tengboche, Fungethanga, Lausasa and Kyanjuma. You may see some wild animal and birds if you are lucky. Himalayan Thar, Blue Ship and Musk Deer can see around. The national bird of Nepal Lhophophoras (Danphe) also can see near to the Namchebazaar. You can explore sometimes in Namchebazaar again if you arrive earlier and  manage your time then stay overnight at Namchebazaar.

Day 13: Trek fro Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m/9088ft)

Trek back to Lukla. Today is your last day trek. You should walk all the way to Lukla mostly the downhill, passes so many country sites and villages like Jorsalle, Monju, Banker, Phakding, Ghat and some more towns. You had a last night in the mountain, get to gather with your friends and stay overnight at Lukla.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu. Most of the time you have a morning flight so you should be prepared to go to the airport on time. You should have very nice and 45 minute scenic flight to Kathmandu. Our guide still with you to drop you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our manager will meet you in the evening then take you for the farewell dinner and drop you to the hotel, stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure day

Departure for home. Today our driver will drop you to the International Airport for the final departure. Wish you have a nice and safe journey back home.

 

Trip Includes:

  • Two nights accommodation in Kathmandu with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation.
  • One full  day Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle with English speaking city tour guide if you required.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary,accommodation and meals.
  •  welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show.(Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents , TIMS Permit,Trekking Permit etc.
  •  Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All require local and government tax.
  • Three nights accommodation at Namche with hot shower and attached bathroom.

Trip Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.

: Sun Glasses

: Scarf Face Mask

: Fleece Bennie

: Sunscreen

: Cap stick

: Hand Towel

: Cold weather Down Jacket

: Wind Stopper

: Rain Coat

: Fleece Jacket and Trouser

: T-shirt (short or long selves)

: Trekking Trousers

: Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom(two pairs)

: Trekking Boots

: Socks and under wears

: Head torch

: Snow Gaiter(depends on trekking region)

: Camel Pack or water bottle

: Trekking Poles

: Day Pack minimum 25 L with side pocket to keep bottle

: Spare batteries for Camera

: Down Jacket

: Sleeping Bag

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